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Kenrick Concludes 'The Leading Ladies' with Lansbury Talk

On Tuesday August 1st at 7 PM, musical theatre authority -- and creator of -- John Kenrick will discuss the career of Angela Lansbury as the final talk in his "Musical Conversations" series with "The Leading Ladies." As part of this series, Kenrick held discussions on Fanny Brice, Mary Martin and Julie Andrews

"A respected film actress, Lansbury surprised many when she became a musical stage star in Mame, Gypsy, Sweeney Todd and other memorable shows.  Now an international icon thanks to her long TV run in 'Murder, She Wrote,' she is still doing critically acclaimed work in her eighth decade.  Kenrick celebrates one of the most lasting and versatile talents in show business today," state York Theatre notes.

As an expert on musical theater history, John Kenrick has been interviewed by A&E Biography, BBC TV and Radio, British TV4, The Discovery Travel Channel, The London Observer, National Public Radio, Newsday, The Dallas Daily News and the Chicago Sun Times, among others. He has appeared in documentaries discussing Times Square, showtunes, Jerry Herman -- and will be seen in documentaries on upcoming DVD releases of classic MGM and Warner Brothers screen musicals. His  musings on musical theater and film have appeared in various publications, including The New York Times. His article "Theatre in New York: A Brief History appears in the new textbook Theatre Law: Cases and Materials" (Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2004). He is profiled in How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization by Cathy Crimmins (New York: Penguin, 2004).

He also operates Since its inception in 1996, has grown to over six hundred pages of text and currently attracts an average of fifteen thousand visitors each month.

Kenrick will continue his "Musical Conversations" in September with four new discussion topics in conjunction with The York Theatre Company's upcoming musical Asylum: The Strange Case of Mary Lincoln. 

Tickets are $10 at the door.  For reservations, call (212) 935-5824 x21.  The York Theatre Company is located in Saint Peter's Theatre, 54th Street Just East of Lexington.

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