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Marilyn’s performance as Claudia Caswell in All About Eve (starring Bette Davis) earned her praise and brought her from minor roles to larger ones. From then on Marilyn worked steadily in movies such as: Let’s Make It Legal, As Young As You Feel, Monkey Business and Don’t Bother to Knock. It was her performance in 1953’s Niagara, however, that delivered her to stardom. Marilyn played Rose Loomis, a beautiful young wife who plots to kill her older, jealous husband (Joseph Cotten).

Marilyn’s success in Niagara was followed with lead roles in the wildly popular Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (co-starring Jane Russell) and How to Marry a Millionaire (co-starring Lauren Bacall and Betty Grable). Photoplay magazine voted Marilyn the Best New Actress of 1953, and at 27 years old she was undeniably the best-loved blonde bombshell in Hollywood.

On June 29, 1956, Marilyn wed playwright Arthur Miller. While they were married, Arthur wrote the part of Roslyn Taber in 1961’s The Misfits especially for Marilyn. The movie co-starred Clark Gable and Montgomery Clift. Sadly, the marriage between Marilyn and Arthur ended on January 20, 1961, and The Misfits was to be Marilyn’s (and Gable’s) last completed film.

She died on August 5, 1962.

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Photos: Go Behind-the-Scenes of the Broadway-Bound SMASH Workshop

SMASH is soon heading to Broadway, but first, it had a workshop, which was presented in NYC. Check out behind-the-scenes photos from the cast & creatives!

Album Review: Sepia Records Remembers A Forgotten Star With BETTY HUTTON & CO-STARS THE PARAMOUNT YEARS: 1938-1952

The journey through these two discs, though, is not only enjoyable, it is an education.

Ruby Lewis and More Join Josh Strickland in TARZAN at FPAC

Further casting has been announced for the Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC)’s  reimagined production of Tarzan the Broadway musical starring Broadway’s original Tarzan Josh Strickland.

Photos: MARILYN, MOM, & ME Opens This Weekend At International City Theatre

International City Theatre opens its 2024 season this weekend with the world premiere of “Marilyn, Mom & Me,” Luke Yankee’s deeply personal, funny and moving story about the unlikely friendship that developed between Marilyn Monroe and the playwright's mother, Broadway legend Eileen Heckart, during the filming of 'Bus Stop' in 1956. See photos from the production.

Spotlight: AN EVENING WITH MIRA SORVINO at Patchogue Theatre

An Evening with Mira Sorvino at Patchogue Theatre

Broadway-Bound SMASH Gets Workshop Presentation; Characters Revealed

SMASH is soon heading to Broadway, but first, it's getting a workshop, which was presented in NYC this week. Check out who's who in the presentations!

Interview: Luke Yankee's Being Me in MARILYN, MOM & ME

Luke Yankee’s Marilyn, Mom & Me world premieres February 16, 2024, at the International City Theatre. Written by Luke, he also directs the cast of Laura Gardner, Alisha Soper, Jacquelin Lorraine Schofield, Brian Rohan and Noah Wagner.

Ruby Lewis to Perform at The Green Room 42 This Month

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present celebrated actress and vocalist Ruby Lewis, star of Broadway’s Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas headliner and “Shock Value” recording artist, on Wednesday, January 31 at 9:30 PM.

Anna Strasberg, Wife of the Late Acting Coach Lee Strasberg, Dies at 84

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Anna Strasberg, actress and widow of acting coach Lee Strasberg, has died at age 84. She also served as co-founder of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.

HIROSHI-ME-ME-ME by Natalie Menna to be Presented at Theater for the New City This Month

HIROSHI-ME-ME-ME, written by Natalie Menna, is coming to Theater for the New City this month. Learn how to purchase tickets!



Review: OC Welcomes Weekend Holiday Concerts from Megan Hilty and Linda Eder

In December 2023, the OC welcomed back two powerhouse vocalists who each gave their own respective holiday-themed concerts: Broadway fave Megan Hilty at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa; and recording artist Linda Eder at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. To no one's surprise, both entertained and awed with their spectacular talents.

Broadway Jukebox: The Best of Shaiman & Wittman

While we await more Smash news, we are celebrating the genius of Shaiman and Wittman with just a few a of our favorite songs from musicals like Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can, Some Like It Hot, and more!

Brooks Ashmanskas, Alex Brightman, Robyn Hurder and More Will Lead Workshop for Broadway-Bound SMASH

SMASH is soon heading to Broadway, but first, it will have a six-week workshop featuring an all-star Broadway cast.  Check out the full line-up here!

World Premiere of MARILYN, MOM & ME to Open International City Theatre 2024 Season

International City Theatre will open its 2024 season with the world premiere of Yankee’s deeply personal comic drama, Marilyn, Mom & Me.

DOROTHY DANDRIDGE! THE MUSICAL Comes to Latea Theater This Week

Dorothy Dandridge! The Musical is being presented at the New York Theater Festival on December 11, 15 and 17 after a successful debut at Carnegie Hall in 2022.

ZZ Top's Dusty Hill Three Day Auction Sells 100% Lots & Nets $3 Million at Julien's Auctions In Dallas

JULIEN'S AUCTIONS has announced the results of 'THE COLLECTION OF DUSTY HILL OF ZZ TOP' auction. Over 1,000 lots from the estate of Dusty Hill were sold, surpassing the high estimate. Learn more about the auction here!

Barry Bostwick to Join Debbie Wileman at Carnegie Hall Concert

Peabody and Tony Award winner, Barry Bostwick will join Debbie Wileman’s “Judy Garland” We Need a Little Christmas one night only concert on Sunday, December 10, 2023 at Carnegie Hall. 

Sarah Jessica Parker's SEX & THE CITY Tutu Will Be Auctioned Off

Dazzling and rare high fashion pieces owned and worn by legendary style icons, Princess Diana, Princess Grace of Monaco, Audrey Hepburn, Sarah Jessica Parker, Elizabeth Taylor, Cher, Kim Kardashian, Nicole Kidman, Joan Collins, Donna Summer, Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga, Paris Hilton. Check out the full lineup!

Interview: For The Record's Recurring Ruby Lewis Excitedly Returns To LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE

For The Record’s perennial holiday favorite Love Actually Live returned to The Wallis November 29, 2023. Commemorating the film’s 20th anniversary, Anderson Davis directs the cast of Tomasina Abate, Madison Taylor Baez, James Byous, Chris Cockrill, Audrey Cymone, Anthony Fedorov, Brayden Gleave, Grace Kinstler, Parissa Koo, Doug Kreeger, Austin Lesch, Ruby Lewis, Chris Mann, Jordan Ann Martone, Brian McKnight Jr., Darrell Morris Jr, Nina Nelson, Spencer Schaffe, Drew Seeley, Rex Smith, Alkaio Thiele and Cheyenne Isabel Wells. In the midst of previews, Ruby found some time to answer a few of my queries.

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