This Week on Broadway for December 17, 2017: Hayley Mills

James Marino, Michael Portantiere, and Jan Simpson talk with Hayley Mills. We review Meteor Shower, The Children, Farinelli and the King, and Fiasco Theater’s Twelfth Night, or What You Will @ Classic Stage Company.


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Reviews: Hayley Mills

HAYLEY MILLS has been seen in a variety of roles over the course of a sixty-year career in film, television, and theatre. Best known for her performances in Disney’s Pollyanna (Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA nomination) and her dual roles as “Susan” and “Sharon” in The Parent Trap (Golden Globe nomination) and its three sequels, Mills’ film roles also include Tiger Bay (BAFTA Award), Whistle Down the Wind (BAFTA nomination), That Darn Cat!,and The Trouble With Angels. On television, Mills appeared in the series “Wild at Heart,” “The Flame Trees of Thika,” “Good Morning Miss Bliss” and “Midsomer Murders.” Mills has also appeared in a variety of plays and musicals in New York and the West End. Among her theatre credits are THE KING & I, DIAL ‘M’ FOR MURDER, FALLEN ANGELS, REBECCA, LADIES IN LAVENDER, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, and Noël Coward’s SUITE IN TWO KEYS, for which she received a Theatre World Award.

Party Face @ City Center Stage II, 131 West 55th Street, performances begin January 11, 2018

Pollyanna (Wikipedia)

Hayley Mills



JM+MP+JS: Meteor Shower @ Booth Theatre, 222 West 45th Street, through January 21, 2018

JS: The Children @ Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 West 47th Street, Through February 4, 2018

MP: Farinelli and the King @ Belasco Theatre, 111 West 44th Street, through March 25, 2018

JS: Fiasco Theater’s Twelfth Night, or What You Will @ Classic Stage Company, 136 East 13th Street, through January 6, 2018



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Cara sposa / Handel (from Rinaldo)
Rinaldo’s aria ‘Cara sposa’ from Handel’s opera of the same name. sung by Iestyn Davies – countertenor, with The State Chamber Orchestra of Russia dir.Laurence Cummings


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