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ArtsBeat Blog: Stephen Sondheim Takes Issue With Plan for Revamped ‘Porgy and Bess’ by The New York Times
Among those most rankled by changes being made to a new production of the opera was the composer Stephen Sondheim.
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CATCH ME IF YOU CAN to Play Final Show on Broadway September 4; to Tour Fall 2012
The producers of the Tony Award Nominated Broadway musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN have announced that the show will play its final performance on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at The Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd St…
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Broadway Spider Man Reeve Carney to Play Jeff Buckley in Film by Roger Friedman
Reeve Carney can really thank Julie Taymor now. He’s been plucked from his grueling job playing Peter Parker in “Spider Man: Turn off the Dark” to star in the official bio film about late sing…
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Carnegie Hall Is Alive With The Sound of Music
On April 24, 2012 Carnegie Hall will present “THE SOUND OF MUSIC” in the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, as a gala benefit for Carnegie Hall, this one-night-only concert performance of the beloved musical …
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Some enchanted evenings! The rise of the musical
An acclaimed, award-laden new production of the great Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific, coming from New York, is about to open in London, at the Barbican Centre, and you can already sense people go…
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Gigi, the play, in New Hampshire @ The Winnipesaukee Playhouse
Marilyn Maye in Provincetown
Andrew Lloyd Webber funds theatre for deprived youngsters by Dalya Alberge
Project in Scotland aims to help young people in former shipbuilding stronghold beset by 24% unemploymentComposer Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s charitable foundation is to fund a new theatre for some of the UK’s mo…
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The Best Closing Lines From Musicals by Christopher Caggiano
Recently on Twitter, my friend Howard Sherman (@HESherman) started a hashtag topic on the best closing lines from the stage (#beststageclosinglines). Needless to say, I contributed a few of my own, and I’m sure…
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Porgy and Bess – Opening and “Summertime”
Porgy and Bess finale — “Oh Lawd, I’m On My Way”
Both tracks are from the recording, “Porgy & Bess: High Performance” performed by Leontyne Price and William Warfield.
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