The all new 21st Season of Broadway Beat is here! This week catch up with Broadway Beat looking back at the shows which are closing this January, as well as farewells to Margaret Whiting and Marcia Lewis and a look at NEWSical!
Two time Tony Award nominee and Broadway favorite Marcia Lewis passed away on, December 21 in her home in Nashville, Tennessee. The beloved, 72 year old character actress lost a battle to both brain and lung cancer. Lewis is survived by her husband, Fred Bryan.
Broadway Beat has given us a special 'in memory' tribute clip of the star from her 1992 club act at Eighty-Eight's from the Broadway Beat Archives.
Bebe's back in town and to celebrate her return to the Great White Way, we are pleased to bring you this supersized episode dedicated to the longest running musical revival, CHICAGO! Catch highlights and interviews from the 10th Anniversary performance, rehearsal footage from before the revival began its impressive run, clips from the out-of-town tryout in 1974, and so much more! You won't want to miss this special show filled with stars such as Gwen Verdon, Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, Chita Rivera, James Naughton, Joel Grey, John Kander, Fred Ebb, Karen Ziemba, Sandy Duncan, Brooke Shields, Melanie Griffith, Walter Bobbie, Marcia Lewis Bryan, Fran & Barry Weissler, Christopher McDonald, Gregory Harrison, Roz Ryan, Ben Vereen, Kevin Chamberlain, Paige Davis, Marilu Henner, Carol Woods, Rob Bartlett, Caroline O'Connor and more! (more...)