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Bio:
Margaret Hamilton was born in Cleveland, Ohio on December 9, 1902, the youngest of four children and obtained her teaching certificate in 1923 from the Wheelock Kindergarten Training School in Boston. On June 13, 1931, Margaret Hamilton married Paul Boynton Meserve, a landscape architect. ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Margaret Hamilton was born in Cleveland, Ohio on December 9, 1902, the youngest of four children and obtained her teaching certificate in 1923 from the Wheelock Kindergarten Training School in Boston. On June 13, 1931, Margaret Hamilton married Paul Boynton Meserve, a landscape architect. ... (read complete bio)
MY WITCH: Margaret Hamilton's Stories Of Maine, Hollywood, And Beyond! Will Premiere  Photo MY WITCH: Margaret Hamilton's Stories Of Maine, Hollywood, And Beyond! Will Premiere At New Theater in Freeport
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2021

Snowlion Repertory Company, whose mission is to create, develop, and present new theater works of cultural, ethical, and spiritual value, announces the world premiere production of the new one-woman show 'MY WITCH: Margaret Hamilton's Stories of Maine, Hollywood, and Beyond!'

Iconic Hollywood Props and Costumes Up for Auction from Profiles In History's Icons & Photo Iconic Hollywood Props and Costumes Up for Auction from Profiles In History's Icons & Legends Of Hollywood
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 9, 2020

Profiles in History has announced incredible costumes and props from Hollywood's Classical, Golden and Modern Age at their next auction, Icons & Legends of Hollywood, November 12th & 13th in Los Angeles.

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest MOVIE MUSICALS of All Time Photo BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest MOVIE MUSICALS of All Time
by Peter Nason - Mar 30, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best film musicals since the sound era began; see if your favorites made the list!

ABOUT LOVE Plays Its Final Performance Tonight, March 12 Photo ABOUT LOVE Plays Its Final Performance Tonight, March 12
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 12, 2020

Due to the current health emergency, About Love will play its final performance off-Broadway at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture tonight, Thursday, March 12 at 7:30PM, a week-and-a-half earlier than its previously announced limited engagement was to conclude. Ticket-holders for canceled performances should contact their point of purchase for a refund.  

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by Contests - Broadway - Mar 11, 2020

BWW TV: ABOUT LOVE Opens Tonight at The Sheen Center Photo BWW TV: ABOUT LOVE Opens Tonight at The Sheen Center
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 4, 2020

Culture Project will present About Love, a new play with songs and music. With music and lyrics by jazz artist Nancy Harrow and script and direction by Will Pomerantz, About Love plays at The Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street at the corner of Elizabeth Street, NYC) in the Black Box Theater. The official opening is Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30PM. About Love plays a limited engagement through March 22. Tickets are available online at OvationTix.com, by phone at 212-925-2812, or in-person at The Sheen Center box office Monday to Friday noon to 5PM and one hour before performances.   

Photo Flash: ABOUT LOVE to Begin Performances at The Sheen Center Tonight Photo Photo Flash: ABOUT LOVE to Begin Performances at The Sheen Center Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 25, 2020

Culture Project will present About Love, a new play with songs and music. Music and lyrics by jazz artist Nancy Harrow and script and direction by Will Pomerantz. Performances begin Tuesday, February 25 at The Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street at the corner of Elizabeth Street, NYC) in the Black Box Theater. The official opening is Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30PM. About Love plays a limited four-week engagement, through March 22. Tickets are available online at SheenCenter.org, by phone at 212-925-2812, or in-person at The Sheen Center box office Monday to Friday noon to 5PM and one hour before performances.   

Fans & Famous Join Sid & Marty Krofft to Unveil Walk of Fame Star Photo Fans & Famous Join Sid & Marty Krofft to Unveil Walk of Fame Star
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 14, 2020

An estimated 150 fans camped out in front of the Funco Store on Hollywood Blvd to be on hand to help celebrate the careers of SID & MARTY KROFFT with a star on the world famous Hollywood Walk of Stars.

Wild Swan Theater Announces CODING TO THE MOON: MARGARET HAMILTON AND THE APOLLO MISS Photo Wild Swan Theater Announces CODING TO THE MOON: MARGARET HAMILTON AND THE APOLLO MISSIONS
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 12, 2020

Award winning Wild Swan Theater breaks new ground with its world premiere of Coding to the Moon, Margaret Hamilton and the Apollo Missions from March 4-7, 2020. This original play, intended for young people in grades 4 - 12, celebrates Margaret Hamilton's role as Director of Software Engineering for the onboard computer guidance system, the system that navigated the Apollo rocket ship to the moon and back. Wild Swan's Co-Artistic Director, Hilary Cohen, is serving as both playwright and director for this project. She has had the unique opportunity to spend countless hours over a yearlong period of interviewing Margaret Hamilton by phone from her home in Cambridge, MA.

ABOUT LOVE, A New Play With Jazz Music Inspired By Turgenev, Will Open Off-Broadway Photo ABOUT LOVE, A New Play With Jazz Music Inspired By Turgenev, Will Open Off-Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2020

Culture Project presents About Love, a new play with songs and music. Music and lyrics by jazz artist Nancy Harrow and script and direction by Will Pomerantz. About Love plays a limited four-week engagement, February 25 through March 22 at The Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street at the corner of Elizabeth Street, NYC) in the Black Box Theater. The official opening is Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30PM. Tickets are available online at SheenCenter.org, by phone at 212-925-2812, or in-person at The Sheen Center box office Monday to Friday noon to 5PM and one hour before performances.

Wild Swan Theatre Has Announced A COUNTDOWN TO CODING TO THE MOON Pre-Launch Party Photo Wild Swan Theatre Has Announced A COUNTDOWN TO CODING TO THE MOON Pre-Launch Party
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 9, 2020

For forty years ago, the award-winning Wild Swan Theater has made and sustained theater that entertains, engages, and challenges audiences of all ages and abilities. In our fourth decade, we are tackling new themes and forging new partnerships that celebrate women and science.

Wild Swan Theater Announces CODING TO THE MOON: Margaret Hamilton And The Apollo Miss Photo Wild Swan Theater Announces CODING TO THE MOON: Margaret Hamilton And The Apollo Missions and A Pre-Launch Party
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2019

Award-winning, Ann Arbor-based Wild Swan Theater will present two new events: A Pre-Launch Party, Countdown to Coding to the Moon on February 5, 2020 and The World Premiere of Coding to the Moon: Margaret Hamilton and the Apollo Missions from March 4-7,2020.

ACTING MEANS BUSINESS Actor's Intensive Announced Photo ACTING MEANS BUSINESS Actor's Intensive Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 7, 2019

'So an actor walked into my office...,' Rozanne Gates began. For over 20 years as an actor's agent in New York City at The Michael Thomas Agency, Gates had hundreds of actors walking into her office. Her job was to make the choice between who got represented and who didn't - and then to make sure that they worked successfully. Her job also included making sure that her clients understood the business aspect of acting, which can be a bit troublesome for many.

BWW Interview: Enchanting the Young at Heart: MSMT Panel Examines the Enduring Appeal Photo BWW Interview: Enchanting the Young at Heart: MSMT Panel Examines the Enduring Appeal of THE WIZARD OF OZ
by Carla Maria Verdino-S√ľllwold - Aug 15, 2019

a?oeFor nearly forty years this story has given faithful service to the Young in Heart; and Time has been powerless to put its kindly philosophy out of fashiona??..a?? These words from L. Frank Baum dance across the screen during the overture of MSMT's stunning new production of THE WIZARD OF OZ, reminding the audience of the perennial appeal of this beloved story. And as the curtain goes up, the audience is treated to arguably the largest, most lavish production in MSMT history with a cast of fifty (that includes twenty children and a dog), dazzling technical elements, staging and choreography to blow one away, and performances to melt the heart. a?oea??When I saw Marc Robin's production at the Fulton in 2016, I said, a?oeWe have to do this at MSMT. THE WIZARD OF OZ had not been on this stage since 1961, and it was time to give it a new life,a?? says Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark. Clark is one of the large panel, which also includes Marc Robin, Travis M. Grant, Carolyn Anne Miller, Susan Cella, Ian Knauer, and David Girolmo, who have come together in conversation with BWW's Maine Editor Carla Maria Verdino-S√ľllwold in MSMT and BWW's final season collaboration of PEEK BEHIND THE CURTAIN at the Curtis Memorial Library on August 14th.

Classic Movies Under The Stars Announced At Montalvo Arts Center, July 12 Photo Classic Movies Under The Stars Announced At Montalvo Arts Center, July 12
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 17, 2019

Montalvo Arts Center invites movie-lovers to sit under the stars and enjoy classic movies with Sunset Cinemas. Part of its Summer Nights Series, the free screenings of The Wizard of Oz, Grease, and Jaws will take place on the front lawn of Montalvo, where guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or low chair to set up. Beer, wine, and snacks will also be available for purchase on-site.

Wild Swan Announces 2019-2020 Season! Photo Wild Swan Announces 2019-2020 Season!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 12, 2019

Wild Swan Theater Co-Artistic Directors Hilary Cohen and Sandy Ryder announce the company's 40th season of performances. Nationally regarded as one of the finest theaters for young people in the country, Wild Swan produces artistic, accessible and affordable theater for families.  The upcoming season will feature some of our favorites, including the classics Strega Nona and the Magic Pasta Pot, A Christmas Carol, Frog and Toad, and Treasure Island, as well as the world premiere of the original drama Coding to the Moon:  Margaret Hamilton and the Apollo Missions.

Michigan Humanities Awards $203,101 in Grants for Cultural Programming Photo Michigan Humanities Awards $203,101 in Grants for Cultural Programming
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 10, 2019

Michigan Humanities is pleased to announce $203,101 in grants to 16 Michigan organizations in support of public humanities programming. In addition to this direct support, each agency was required to present matching cash or in-kind cost share, bringing an additional $374,885 to the table. This major grant cycle, the Humanities Grants, support projects exploring history, theatre, reading, education and community identity.

Photo Flash: First Look at THE WIZARD OF OZ at Sierra Rep Photo Photo Flash: First Look at THE WIZARD OF OZ at Sierra Rep
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2019

The story of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" has gone through many incarnations over the years: An American fairytale, a Broadway extravaganza, one of the first technicolor MGM movie musicals, and the 1989 West End holiday musical. Now, complete with dancing Munchkins and flying monkeys, Sierra Rep is delighted to present The Wizard of Oz this summer at the Historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Park. The book is by John Kane, music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. It has additional background music by Herbert Stothart. It is based on the novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum and the 1939 film version written by Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson and Edgar Allan Woolf. This production will be co-directed by Scott Viets and Jerry Lee, who previously teamed up for Holiday Jukebox and The Robber Bridegroom. The production sponsor is DSN Outdoor.

BWW Interview: Not Your Disney Fairytale: Robin and Clark's SNOW WHITE Photo BWW Interview: Not Your Disney Fairytale: Robin and Clark's SNOW WHITE
by Carla Maria Verdino-S√ľllwold - May 30, 2019

'I love the way Snow White is a strong female character in this version. She doesn't go away with the Prince in the end, and she doesn't feel she owes him anything just because he rescued her. She is written to be a self-aware and smart character,' says Ayanna Stover, who plays the princess in MSMT's Theatre for Young Audiences musical SNOW WHITE.

Bay Street Theater Announces MY WITCH: The Stories Of Margaret Hamilton Photo Bay Street Theater Announces MY WITCH: The Stories Of Margaret Hamilton
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2019

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce a fourth bonus show for the 2019 Mainstage Season entitled My Witch: The Stories of Margaret Hamilton (July 17-21). The show is a new play by John Ahlin which is about the life of Margaret Hamilton, who played the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz. Will Pomerantz, Bay Street's Associate Artistic Director, is directing the production. Will also directed the sellout smash Evita last summer at Bay Street Theater. Margaret Hamilton is portrayed by Jean Tafler (The Deadly Spawn and Una: A Dark Faerie Tale).

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