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Date of Birth: March 02, 1919 (101)

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Photo Exclusive: Beth Leavel, Lisa Howard, John Bolton and More in AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS, featuring Fred Barton & His Orchestra in 'An Evening with Cole Porter,' took place on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5 in New York.  The show was produced, orchestrated, conducted and hosted by Fred Barton, with direction and choreography by Scott Thompson. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concerts below!

BWW Review: Good Theater Romps in SHEAR MADNESS
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Feb 7, 2016

Another chapter in the thirty-seven year history of Paul Portner's interactive comedy, Shear Madness, has opened on the stage of Portland's Good Theater, and the side-splittingly funny, quick-paced murder mystery which Brian P. Allen and his excellent cast serve up is not to be missed!

BWW Review: In Birdland Return, Anita Gillette's Songs & Anecdotes Are Charming & Delightful in SO, AS I WAS SAYING . . .
by Alix Cohen - Sep 30, 2015

Ninety percent of the way into her ebullient show last night at Birdland, So, As I Was Saying, Anita Gillette quotes a 1977 review of her performance in Neil Simon's Chapter Two that stated the warmth she exudes could melt glaciers. (The artist wasn't bragging, but was referring to her then difficulty in finding any glaciers, i.e., men to melt.) The description applies today. A packed audience comprised both of devoted civilian fans and theatrical luminaries cheered on the latest iteration of Gillette's dramatized life. Once again directed by Barry Kleinbort with musically directed by Paul Greenwood (who also appealingly sings duets), with Ritt Henn on bass and John Redsecker on drums, the show is as sincere and bubbly as the lady herself.

BWW Review: In Her Return to Birdland, Anita Gillette Tweets Charming Anecdotes and Chirps Delightful Songs in SO, AS I WAS SAYING . . .
by Alix Cohen - Sep 29, 2015

Ninety percent of the way into her ebullient show last night at Birdland, So, As I Was Saying, Anita Gillette quotes a 1977 review of her performance in Neil Simon's Chapter Two that stated the warmth she exudes could melt glaciers. (The artist wasn't bragging, but was referring to her then difficulty in finding any glaciers, i.e., men to melt.) The description applies today. A packed audience comprised both of devoted civilian fans and theatrical luminaries cheered on the latest iteration of Gillette's dramatized life. Once again directed by Barry Kleinbort with musically directed by Paul Greenwood (who also appealingly sings duets), with Ritt Henn on bass and John Redsecker on drums, the show is as sincere and bubbly as the lady herself.

BWW REVIEW: THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH Sing and Dance at A.R.T.
by Jan Nargi - May 15, 2015

In the famous 1960s hit 'Is That All There Is?' by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Peggy Lee croons the melancholy lyric, 'If that's all there is, my friend, then, let's keep dancing. Let's break out the booze and have a ball, if that's all there is.' While this song ironically doesn't make it into the eclectic catalog of tunes that fuel THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH: AN APOCALYPTIC VAUDEVILLE, currently in its world premiere at the A.R.T. in Cambridge, it could easily have become the show's theme song. When a flood of epic proportions wipes out all but two scraggly survivors, played as a pair of Estragon and Vladimir-style hobos by Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac, there is very little left for them to do but sing and dance.

BWW Reviews: SHEAR MADNESS at The Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts
by Jamie McGonnigal - Mar 4, 2015

After 27 years, the crowd pleasing SHEAR MADNESS at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has become the 2nd longest-running theatrical production in the country, second only to the same production at the Charles Playhouse in Boston. According to press notes, the play has now been seen by a worldwide audience of 10.9 million with over 3.2 million people attending the Kennedy Center production alone.

Comedian/Broadway Composer Eddie Lawrence Dies at 95
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Eddie Lawrence passed away in Manhattan on Tuesday, March 25th at the age of 95.

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre to Stage JEEVES IN BLOOM, 4/11-28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2013

P.G. Wodehouse's beloved comic characters will once again come to life on the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) stage this spring in JEEVES IN BLOOM, April 11-28, 2013. This quick-witted British comedy is written by Illinois playwright Margaret Raether, who brought us our successful 2010 production of JEEVES INTERVENES. Reprising their roles from JEEVES INTERVENES are Matt Daniels as Jeeves and director Tami Workentin. JEEVES IN BLOOM performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Cabot Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Stages JEEVES IN BLOOM, Now thru 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2013

P.G. Wodehouse's beloved comic characters will once again come to life on the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) stage this spring in JEEVES IN BLOOM, tonight, April 11-28, 2013.

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre to Stage JEEVES IN BLOOM, 4/11-28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

P.G. Wodehouse's beloved comic characters will once again come to life on the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) stage this spring in JEEVES IN BLOOM, April 11-28, 2013. This quick-witted British comedy is written by Illinois playwright Margaret Raether, who brought us our successful 2010 production of JEEVES INTERVENES. Reprising their roles from JEEVES INTERVENES are Matt Daniels as Jeeves and director Tami Workentin. JEEVES IN BLOOM performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Cabot Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.

Photo Flash: First Look at YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY SHUT UP at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2013

Pittsburgh CLO presents Pittsburgh Premiere of You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!, which will run now through May 5 at the CLO Cabaret. Get a first look at the production in the photos below!

Pittsburgh CLO Announces YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY SHUT UP Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2013

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the cast for the Pittsburgh Premiere of You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!, which will run January 31 through May 5 at the CLO Cabaret. Tickets can now be purchased at CLOCabaret.com, by calling 412-456-6666 or by visiting the Box Office at Theater Square.

InDepth InterView: Anita Gillette Talks Birdland Solo Show, THE FITZGERALD FAMILY CHRISTMAS, Broadway, Hollywood & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 23, 2012

Sometimes once is just not enough, so, today, we have a super-special encore conversation with a recent InDepth InterView participant who shares even more candid tales from her impossibly colorful, genre-spanning career on Broadway and in Hollywood - star of properties as diverse as the Broadway musicals MR. PRESIDENT, KELLY and THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, to movies like MOONSTRUCK and SHALL WE DANCE to her numerous TV appearances on everything from MATCH GAME to QUINCY to 30 ROCK - chameleon-like comedienne and actress Anita Gillette. Discussing some of the more ribald and hilarious stories from her idiosyncratic showbiz career - such as the riotous backstage goings-on out of town at the tryout of one of Broadway biggest bombs, KELLY - as well as spine-tingling "you had to be there"-type memories of the Golden Age - like Irving Berlin stopping by the Winter Garden every Wednesday just to see her Act One showstopper in ALL AMERICAN - Gillette paints a vivid picture of an era gone by, and, also, looks ahead to exciting future endeavors - especially the upcoming Ed Burns-directed feature film, THE FITZGERALD FAMILY CHRISTMAS, opening wide later this year. Of course, Gillette returns to the NYC stage the next two Mondays - September 24 and October 1 - with her new Birdland show, AFTER ALL, so in this all-encompassing conversation we also discuss the themes, style, songs and stories we can anticipate from that intimate solo piece, as well, and she generously shares her recollections of working with some of the men who penned many of the sensational songs she will be performing and figure in to some of the tales she will tell - Charles Strouse, Marvin Hamlisch, Jule Styne, Neil Simon, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks and the aforementioned Irving Berlin included. All of that and much, much more!

SHEAR MADNESS National Tour Kicks Off in Seattle, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2012

Troika Entertainment, LLC announced that SHEAR MADNESS, by Paul Portner, as adapted by Bruce Jordan and Marilyn Abrams, is hitting the road. Set in a unisex hairstyling salon that is the scene of a wacky murder, SHEAR MADNESS is America's hilarious whodunit where the audience gets to solve the crime.

Seattle Theatre Group Presents SHEAR MADNESS, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2012

The Seattle Theatre Group recently announced that SHEAR MADNESS, a play by Paul Pörtner, as adapted by Bruce Jordan and Marilyn Abrams, is hitting the road! Set in a unisex hairstyling salon that is the scene of a wacky murder, SHEAR MADNESS is America's hilarious whodunit where the audience gets to solve the crime.

BWW Reviews: SHEAR MADNESS at the Moore Theatre
by Jay Irwin - Jun 4, 2012

Take the broadest physical humor and bad puns you can find, mix together with a half baked murder mystery and throw in enough current (and not so current) pop culture and local city references to choke the Mariner Moose and what do you have? You have "Shear Madness" currently playing at the Moore Theatre or as I call it one of the worst touring shows I've seen in the area since the 3 Redneck Tenors inflicted their 15 minutes of fame on Tacoma.

SHEAR MADNESS National Tour Kicks Off in Seattle Tonight, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2012

Troika Entertainment, LLC announced that SHEAR MADNESS, by Paul Portner, as adapted by Bruce Jordan and Marilyn Abrams, is hitting the road. Set in a unisex hairstyling salon that is the scene of a wacky murder, SHEAR MADNESS is America's hilarious whodunit where the audience gets to solve the crime.

Photo Flash: SHEAR MADNESS Kicks Off National Tour in Seattle Tomorrow, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2012

Troika Entertainment, LLC recently announced that SHEAR MADNESS, by Paul Portner, as adapted by Bruce Jordan and Marilyn Abrams, is hitting the road. Set in a unisex hairstyling salon that is the scene of a wacky murder, SHEAR MADNESS is America's hilarious whodunit where the audience gets to solve the crime. Check out photos of Mary Ann Conk, Joe Ditmyer, Michael Kevin Baldwin, Timothy C. Goodwin, Patrick Noonan and Lisa McMillan on stage below!

SHEAR MADNESS National Tour Kicks Off in Seattle, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2012

Troika Entertainment, LLC announced that SHEAR MADNESS, by Paul Portner, as adapted by Bruce Jordan and Marilyn Abrams, is hitting the road. Set in a unisex hairstyling salon that is the scene of a wacky murder, SHEAR MADNESS is America's hilarious whodunit where the audience gets to solve the crime.

Seattle Theatre Group Presents SHEAR MADNESS, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2012

The Seattle Theatre Group recently announced that SHEAR MADNESS, a play by Paul Pörtner, as adapted by Bruce Jordan and Marilyn Abrams, is hitting the road! Set in a unisex hairstyling salon that is the scene of a wacky murder, SHEAR MADNESS is America's hilarious whodunit where the audience gets to solve the crime.

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