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Lyceum Theatre (New York, NY)
149 W. 45th St.

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BWW Review: JOHN MUELLER'S WINTER DANCE PARTY Shares the Excitement of Early Roll and RollBWW Review: JOHN MUELLER'S WINTER DANCE PARTY Shares the Excitement of Early Roll and Roll
by Shari Barrett - Nov 16, 2016

On February 3, 1959, after performing together on the Winter Dance Party Tour, rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. 'The Big Bopper' Richardson were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. The three, together with pilot Roger Peterson who also perished, were attempting to make it to their next stop by plane rather than travel by bus during a raging snowstorm. The event later became known as 'The Day the Music Died' after singer-songwriter Don McLean so referred to it in his 1971 song 'American Pie.' And although I was too young at the time to really understand what their deaths meant to the world of early rock and roll, I certainly appreciate the music they left behind that will live on as long as others continue to spin the tunes and keep imitating these rock and roll icons onstage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tommy Tune, Eve Plumb, et al. Celebrate Release of Patty Farmer's 'The Persian Room Presents'Photo Flash: Tommy Tune, Eve Plumb, et al. Celebrate Release of Patty Farmer's 'The Persian Room Presents'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2012

The Persian Room at the Plaza Hotel itself featured headliners including Liza Minnelli, Dolores Hope, Eartha Kit, Carol Channing, Diahann Carroll, Andy Williams, Lainie Kazan, Patti Page, and the Chairman of the Board/Ole Blue Eyes - Frank Sinatra, not to mention literary icons such as Eloise (courtesy of Hilary Knight). This week, representatives of Persian Room's history from the 1940's to the 1970's gathered to remember, admire and respect its legacy including Marge Champion, Tommy Tune, Barbara Van Orden, Carol Lawrence, Leslie Uggams, Eve Plumb and more to celebrate the launch of Patty Farmer's new book, 'The Persian Room Presents,' released by Vantage Press. See the photos below! (more...)