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Thelma Ritter STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
1966
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1957
Marthy

Marthy

[Broadway]
1931
Sally Stewart

[Broadway]
1926
Miss Batterson


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How Often Are Broadway Plays Adapted Into Musicals?

This time, the reader question was: With Purlie Victorious returning to Broadway, what are other plays that were revived on Broadway after their musical adaptations premiered?

Cumberland Theatre's 35th Season Continues With Hollywood Classic THE WISDOM OF EVE

The Cumberland Theatre will continue their 35th Anniversary Season with the stage version of the classic film All About Eve on Friday, March 10th.

The Best Movies About Plays and Backstage Stories

Whether it’s a musical, drama, horror, or comedy, BroadwayWorld is pulling back the curtain on some of the best movies about backstage stories!

BWW Review: 'ANGRY, RAUCOUS' ANYTHING BUT SHAMELESS at Hartford Stage

Although “Angry, Raucous & Shamelessly Gorgeous” is the title of Atlanta playwright Pearl Cleage’s new play, it quite amply describes the two women at the center of this literary comedy.

BWW Interview: DC Scarpelli & Peter Budinger of DON'T TOUCH THAT DIAL: DC AND PETER'S GLORIOUS ROMP THROUGH THE GOLDEN AGE OF TV THEME SONGS at 42nd Street Moon

After the myriad stresses of the past year, we could all use some straight-up entertainment and 42nd Street Moon is providing just that with Don’t Touch That Dial: DC and Peter’s Glorious Romp Through the Golden Age of TV Theme Songs. Conceived and directed by DC Scarpelli and Peter Budinger, the show promises, a light-hearted, celebratory stroll down memory lane as Scarpelli and Budinger guide us through the decades of catchy sitcom themes and the evolution of television. The large, diverse cast also includes Moon stalwarts like Meg McKay and Keith Pinto among a host of multi-talented performers who may be new to you. Don’t Touch That Dial is available to stream from June 5 – 27, 2021 as part of 42nd Street Moon’s paid virtual ticketed MoonBeams series. Tickets and further information are available at www.42ndstmoon.org/moonbeams. ​​​​​​​I had the pleasure of speaking with Budinger and Scarpelli last week as they were still putting the finishing touches on the video presentation. As Scarpelli says, “We’re not satisfied with any musical number until it’s utterly dripping with charm and delight.” If you ever run into them at a party, these are definitely the guys you want to talk to as they are both a barrel of fun and an endless font of information about classic TV and musical theater. A married couple, the two have been working together for years as well as performing individually, and their combined theater credits read like a recent history of Bay Area musical theater. The freewheeling conversation covered how they conceived the show and put it together, which obscure songs didn’t make the final cut, and shows they’d love for Moon to mount in the future.

Summer Movies At Sarasota Opera House To Begin Saturday, June 5

Sarasota Opera has announced the initial lineup for the 2021 summer movie series, which will open with “La Cage aux Folles” on Saturday, June 5.

VIDEO: Sharon Stone Announces Today's AFI Movie Club Pick ALL ABOUT EVE

Sharon Stone announces today's AFI Movie Club selection: ALL ABOUT EVE.

ALL ABOUT EVE Gets a Reboot in National Theatre Broadcast at Town Hall Theater

Town Hall Theater is excited to screen the excellent production of the National Theatre's All About Eve on the big screen Sunday, June 23 at 2pm. Directed by Ivo Van Hove and starring Gillian Anderson and Lily James, this new stage adaptation of All About Eve is based on the classic award-winning film.

Sarasota Opera Announces 2019 Season For Opera and Classic Movies Series

Sarasota Opera is pleased to announce the lineup for the 2019 season of "HD at the Opera House" and "Classic Movies at the Opera House."  The "HD at the Opera House" series will open on Sunday, May 19th and run through October 6th.

The Academy Presents 60th Anniversary Screening of PILLOWTALK Hosted by John Epperson

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will continue its monthly residency at Metrograph on Thursday, April 4th, 2019, with a special screening of Pillow Talk, hosted by John Epperson, with a special presentation of the Oscar Winning short film FEAST prior to the screening presented by director Patrick Osborne.

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences Presents 60th Anniversary Screening Of PILLOWTALK

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will continue its monthly residency at Metrograph on Thursday, April 4th, 2019, with a special screening of Pillow Talk, hosted by John Epperson, with a special presentation of the Oscar Winning short film FEAST prior to the screening presented by director Patrick Osborne. For Further Information | Http://metrograph.com/film/film/2011/pillow-talk

BWW Review: IRVING BERLIN'S HOLIDAY INN Kicks Off The Holiday Season With Style at Cumberland County Playhouse

What better way to leave behind the turmoil of the modern world than by indulging in a bright, shiny new musical burnished with the warm glow of nostalgia and featuring a score by the inimitable Irving Berlin? We can't imagine anything more fun - or more timely, for that matter - than a couple of hours or more spent in the audience of Cumberland County Playhouse to experience the company's latest musical treat: Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn.

VIDEO: Glenn Close Talks THE WIFE, Working with Her Daughter, & More on TODAY

Hollywood legend Glenn Close joins Hoda Kotb the TODAY studio to discuss her new film, “The Wife,” which is already gaining early Oscar buzz. Close opens about working with her daughter, actress Annie Starke, who portrays a young version of Close's character. Close says she left purposely left the set on days Starke was shooting. “She's naturally talented and I thought it's between her and the director,” Close said. “You don't want your Mom around!”

BWW Review: ANNIE at Moorestown Theater Company

Leapin' Lizards! Moorestown Theater Company's 150th production is the show that started it all for them - ANNIE!

Hershey Area Playhouse Presents BOEING BOEING

Hershey Area Playhouse is proud to present its second show of the 2018 season the 1960's French farce Boeing Boeing by Marc Camoletti, Beverly Cross and Francis Evans, produced by special arrangement with Samuel French.

Dennis Milam Bensie Releases Memoir 'Thirty Years A Dresser'

Coffeetown Press is delighted to announce the release of Thirty Years a Dresser on May 15, 2018 ($17.95, 216 pages, ISBN: 978-1-60381-751-6), a memoir by Dennis Milam Bensie, sharing essays, anecdotes, and backstage antics from his years as a theatrical dresser.

MoMI to Highlight Sam Fuller's War Movies in 'FILM IS LIKE A BATTLEGROUND'

American director Samuel Fuller famously said 'A film is like a battleground,' in his cameo in Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot Le Fou. 'There's love, hate, action, violence, death. In one word, emotion.'

BWW Review: The Hale Centre Theatre's KISS AND TELL

Director Cambrian James' fast paced, delightful Kiss and Tell gave this grumpy critic more laughs than she has experienced in a good long time - and the rest of the Hale's opening night audience was right there with her.

MoMI to Highlight Sam Fuller's War Movies in 'FILM IS LIKE A BATTLEGROUND'

American director Samuel Fuller famously said 'A film is like a battleground,' in his cameo in Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot Le Fou. 'There's love, hate, action, violence, death. In one word, emotion.'

Ten Chimneys Foundation and Sarah Siddons Society Collaborate on New Exhibition

Ten Chimneys Foundation is proud to welcome guests to a new Exhibition in collaboration with Sarah Siddons Society.

Thelma Ritter FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Thelma Ritter has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

Thelma Ritter has not appeared in the West End.

Thelma Ritter has been nominated for the following awards: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for "New Girl In Town" and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for "New Girl In Town".

Thelma Ritter has won the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for her role in "New Girl In Town".

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