23 years ago today, it was the end of the original run for ALW's highly anticipated musical 'Sunset Boulevard' on Broadway, after playing 977 performances over a two and a half year run. The show opened on November 17, 1994 with the highest advance in the history of Broadway ticket sales at that time (the musical sold over a million tickets on Broadway), yet ended up setting the record for the most money lost by a theatrical endeavour in the history of the United Sta
On this day in 1962: Barbra makes her debut Mar 22
2020, 11:56:17 AM
On this day in 1962, a star was truly born. 19 year old Barbra Streisand made her Broadway debut in the musical I Can Get It For You Wholesale in the role of Miss Marmelstein. The show played the Schubert Theater from March 22 1962 - September 29 1962. It then moved to the Broadway Theater from October 1 - December 8, 1962. Broadway fell in love with her, and she would return to the stage a few seasons later in Funny Girl.
For those who had the chance to see her in Wholesale or
The National Tour of HELLO, DOLLY! ends Mar 14
2020, 12:03:34 AM
It played Providence last week ( March 3-8) to great reviews. I guess that was it’s last full week? I didn’t see it since I saw it twice in NYC ( neither time with Midler) but friends of mine who did see it absolutely loved it.
What Is Left For Bernadette? Feb 25
2020, 11:37:55 PM
If they ever revive “ Allergist’s Wife” she would be great in that. But who could play her friend?
Actress Ja’net Dubois passes away at 74 Feb 19
2020, 12:02:01 AM
Actress Janet Dubois was found dead in her California home today, apparently dying in her sleep. No known cause of death at this time, but friends and family say she appeared to be in great health.
Dubois is best known as Wilona Woods from the hit comedy Good Times from 1974-79, and writing, composing and singing the song Movin on Up for The Jeffersons. However, she was also a musical actress on Broadway starring opposite Sammy Davis Jr in Golden Boy from October 1965- April 1967. Ba
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Broadway Break Up Songs? Feb 8
2020, 11:06:36 PM
Definitely “So Long Dearie “ from Hello Dolly. I’d add on “ No More Tears” from Summer - The Donna Summer Musical.
BIG BALONEY said: "Orson and Melina Mercouri in Illya, Darling in 1967 made for a fun filled matinee at the Mark Hellinger theatre. A musical delight based on Never On A Sunday. The score was exuberant and they along with that great cast will always be remembered by me. I usually thought of Buck Henry and Orson Bean as real achievers in the industry and now both are gone. "
Was that show ever revived? I never heard of it. Sounds like it could be a great show from wha
Such a sad ending to the veteran actor of stage and screen - Orson Bean was struck and killed by two cars as he was crossing the street Friday night on Venice Boulevard, in Venice, CA. He leaves behind his wife, actress Alley Mills, who was performing on stage at the Pacific Resident Theatre, where she and Bean were both members. Bean was crossing the street shortly before 7 pm across from the theater, where he was on his way to see his wife's performance.