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BWW Review: Rutanya Alda's MOMMIE DEAREST DIARY a Delicious and Honest Behind the Scenes Look at the 1981 FilmBWW Review: Rutanya Alda's MOMMIE DEAREST DIARY a Delicious and Honest Behind the Scenes Look at the 1981 Film
by Don Grigware - Jul 11, 2017

Remember the 1981 film of Christina Crawford's book Mommie Dearest? Do you remember the actress who played Crawford's invaluable and devoted assistant Carol Ann? It was Rutanya Alda, and she's written a day by day diary of the filming of this cult classic. How delicious! All the gossipy dirt about Faye Dunaway and everyone else connected to the movie like Diana Scarwid, Mara Hobel, Steve Forrest, Howard Da Silva and director Frank Perry. Alda is honest and tells it like it was. If Dunaway was pleasant, she says so; if she was in a bitchy mood, she paints that as well. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 4, 2017GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 4, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 4, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to Thursday, May 4, 2017 - can you believe it's already this far along in the year - and that it's another #TheatreThursday? Today, we're posing the musical question: Are all our artistic efforts worth it during these oh-so-trying times? The answer, most certainly, is a resounding "YES!" You see, gentle readers, it's during times like these that the spirit of creativity, the expression of our collective imagination and the ability to transform and to transport become even more vital to the continued existence of humankind. We implore you to continue to live life dramatically! (more...)

The Making of America's Musical- 1776: The Story Behind the StoryThe Making of America's Musical- 1776: The Story Behind the Story
by Jeffrey Kare - Jul 4, 2016

As America celebrates its 240th Birthday today, let's talk about what is probably one of the greatest musicals ever written, and it only came about 46 years before Hamilton. 1776 dramatizes the story of how John Adams was able to persuade his colleagues to vote for American independence as well as signing the Declaration of Independence. While the musical does dramatize the most important event in American history, the story behind the musical is probably just as interesting. (more...)

VIDEO: Hundred-Dollar Founding Father Benjamin Franklin Tries Getting An Audition For HAMILTONVIDEO: Hundred-Dollar Founding Father Benjamin Franklin Tries Getting An Audition For HAMILTON
by Michael Dale - May 10, 2016

Franklin impersonator Brian Patrick Mulligan as the American patriot left out of the Broadway smash. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Stage Reimagined 1776Palm Beach Dramaworks to Stage Reimagined 1776
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

'I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace, that two are called a law firm, and that three or more become a Congress.' (more...)

William Daniels and Lin-Manuel Miranda Riff on '1776' and HAMILTONWilliam Daniels and Lin-Manuel Miranda Riff on '1776' and HAMILTON
by Jessica Khan - Mar 16, 2016

In light of the upcoming Encores! revival of Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone's Tony-winning musical 1776, New York City Center brought together original 1776 star William Daniels and Broadway's current most popular Founding Father, HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda, to talk about the over-arching themes and inspirations in both shows. (more...)

PHOTO FLASHBACK: White House Historical Association Posts Pics of 1776 Cast Performing For President NixonPHOTO FLASHBACK: White House Historical Association Posts Pics of 1776 Cast Performing For President Nixon
by Michael Dale - Jan 21, 2016

In 1970, the Broadway company of 1776 played a special performance at The White House. (more...)

Olive Stanton, The Actress Who Started a Labor Rebellion on Opening Night of THE CRADLE WILL ROCKOlive Stanton, The Actress Who Started a Labor Rebellion on Opening Night of THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by Michael Dale - Sep 7, 2015

When the United States government takes action to close a pro-labor musical, a little-known actress lets her voice be heard. (more...)

Director Peter H. Hunt Talks Drama Behind Original Cuts to '1776' FilmDirector Peter H. Hunt Talks Drama Behind Original Cuts to '1776' Film
by Movies News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

The restored director's cut edition of the musical 1776 was just released on Blu-ray, and Tony-winning director Peter H. Hunt revealed to the Los Angeles Times the drama behind the original 1972 release of the film -- and just how much producer Jack L. Warner left out. (more...)

1776 Restored Director's Cut Set Makes Blu-ray Debut Today1776 Restored Director's Cut Set Makes Blu-ray Debut Today
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 2, 2015

1776 arrives on Blu-ray at long last! (more...)

1776 Restored Director's Cut Set To Make Blu-ray Debut 6/21776 Restored Director's Cut Set To Make Blu-ray Debut 6/2
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 26, 2015

1776 arrives on Blu-ray at long last! (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale for ENCORES! OFF-CENTER Series TodayTickets Go On Sale for ENCORES! OFF-CENTER Series Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

Tickets go on sale today for New York City Center Encores! Off-Center, a new series featuring seminal Off-Broadway musicals filtered through the lens of today's most innovative artists, opening on July 10. In keeping with City Center's founding mission to make the arts accessible to all, the majority of tickets will be $25. (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale for ENCORES! OFF-CENTER Series TodayTickets Go On Sale for ENCORES! OFF-CENTER Series Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2013

Tickets go on sale today for New York City Center Encores! Off-Center, a new series featuring seminal Off-Broadway musicals filtered through the lens of today's most innovative artists, opening on July 10. In keeping with City Center's founding mission to make the arts accessible to all, the majority of tickets will be $25. (more...)

City Center to Launch ENCORES! OFF CENTER; Sutton Foster to Lead VIOLET, Kathleen Marshall to Direct GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER & More!City Center to Launch ENCORES! OFF CENTER; Sutton Foster to Lead VIOLET, Kathleen Marshall to Direct GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2013

New York City Center goes Off-Broadway this summer with the launch of Encores! Off-Center, a new series featuring seminal Off-Broadway musicals filtered through the lens of today's most innovative artists. In keeping with City Center's founding mission to make the arts accessible to all, the majority of tickets will be $25. (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale for ENCORES! OFF-CENTER Series TodayTickets Go On Sale for ENCORES! OFF-CENTER Series Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2013

Tickets go on sale today for New York City Center Encores! Off-Center, a new series featuring seminal Off-Broadway musicals filtered through the lens of today's most innovative artists, opening on July 10. In keeping with City Center's founding mission to make the arts accessible to all, the majority of tickets will be $25. (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale for ENCORES! OFF-CENTER Series TodayTickets Go On Sale for ENCORES! OFF-CENTER Series Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

Tickets go on sale today for New York City Center Encores! Off-Center, a new series featuring seminal Off-Broadway musicals filtered through the lens of today's most innovative artists, opening on July 10. In keeping with City Center's founding mission to make the arts accessible to all, the majority of tickets will be $25. (more...)

City Center to Launch ENCORES! OFF CENTER; Sutton Foster to Lead VIOLET, Kathleen Marshall to Direct GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER & More!City Center to Launch ENCORES! OFF CENTER; Sutton Foster to Lead VIOLET, Kathleen Marshall to Direct GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2013

New York City Center goes Off-Broadway this summer with the launch of Encores! Off-Center, a new series featuring seminal Off-Broadway musicals filtered through the lens of today's most innovative artists. In keeping with City Center's founding mission to make the arts accessible to all, the majority of tickets will be $25. (more...)

City Center to Launch ENCORES! OFF CENTER; Sutton Foster to Lead VIOLET, Kathleen Marshall to Direct GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER & More!City Center to Launch ENCORES! OFF CENTER; Sutton Foster to Lead VIOLET, Kathleen Marshall to Direct GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2013

New York City Center goes Off-Broadway this summer with the launch of Encores! Off-Center, a new series featuring seminal Off-Broadway musicals filtered through the lens of today's most innovative artists. In keeping with City Center's founding mission to make the arts accessible to all, the majority of tickets will be $25. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Encores! FIORELLO- Kate Baldwin, Erin Dilly and More!Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Encores! FIORELLO- Kate Baldwin, Erin Dilly and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2013

Bock and Harnick's Fiorello!, the opening musical of the Encores! 20th Anniversary season, will star Kate Baldwin, Erin Dilly, Jenn Gambatese, Shuler Hensley and Emily Skinner, with Danny Rutigliano as Fiorello LaGuardia. Fiorello! will be directed by Gary Griffin with choreography by Alex Sanchez and music direction by Rob Berman. The show will run for seven performances from January 30 - February 3 at New York City Center. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Emily Skinner and More Set for Encores' FIORELLO!Kate Baldwin, Emily Skinner and More Set for Encores' FIORELLO!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2013

Bock and Harnick's Fiorello!, the opening musical of the Encores! 20th Anniversary season, will star Kate Baldwin, Erin Dilly, Jenn Gambatese, Shuler Hensley and Emily Skinner, with Danny Rutigliano as Fiorello LaGuardia. Fiorello! will be directed by Gary Griffin with choreography by Alex Sanchez and music direction by Rob Berman. The show will run for seven performances from January 30 - February 3 at New York City Center. (more...)

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