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  • Remembering Etel Billig, a leading light of local theater

     Remembering Etel Billig, a leading light of local theater
    In my job you hear a lot of curtain speeches — turn off your cellphones, subscribe now, blah, blah, blah. But in that sea of rhetorical predictability, there is one speech I will never forget. It took place about five or six years ago at the...
  • Theater review: 'La Cage aux Folles' from Florida Theatrical Association

    Theater review: 'La Cage aux Folles' from Florida Theatrical Association
    The beauty of "La Cage aux Folles" has always been the fact that under the feathers and sequins, this was a musical that had a lot of heart: In the love of Georges for flamboyant Albin, in the love of Albin for the boy he helped raise, Jean-Michel. But...
  • On Theater: 'La Cage' a drag — and really funny

    On Theater: 'La Cage' a drag — and really funny
    The musical "La Cage aux Folles" has quite a pedigree. Born as a French movie in 1973, it was Americanized and set to music on stage a decade later, then morphed into a "straight" movie comedy called "The Bird Cage" in 1996 with uber-comics Robin Williams...
  • Broadway composer and lyricist Jerry Herman sells Palm Springs house for $1.1 million

    Broadway composer and lyricist Jerry Herman sells Palm Springs house for $1.1 million
    Hello, new owner. Broadway composer and lyricist Jerry Herman has sold his house in Palm Springs for $1.1 million. The Mediterranean-style home includes five bedrooms and six bathrooms in its 5,546 square feet. Water features on the half-acre site...
  • Honoree Kristin Chenoweth Not Attending Goodspeed Gala

    Honoree Kristin Chenoweth Not Attending Goodspeed Gala
    Kristin Chenoweth, who is to receive the Goodspeed Award for outstanding contribution to musical theater, will not be attending Saturday's gala fund-raising event for Goodspeed Musicals. A Goodspeed spokesman says the Chenoweth (Broadway's "Wicked,"...
  • The theater that Colonized Burbank

    The theater that Colonized Burbank
    Barbara Beckley, pencil thin and fiercely emphatic, sits in an armchair in the living room-style lobby of the Colony Theatre in Burbank. Sounds from the stage indicate that rehearsals are underway for the second show of the Colony's 38th season: the...
  • "Mamma Mia"s Louise Pitre Is Goodspeed's "Mame"

    "Mamma Mia"s Louise Pitre Is Goodspeed's "Mame"
    Mamma, mia! Goodspeed Musicals got its Mame. Louise Pitre, best known as the Tony Award-nominated lead in the Broadway smash "Mamma Mia," will play the title role in the revival of "Mame," slated to play the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam April...
  • Broadway composer Jerry Herman lists Palm Springs home

    Broadway composer Jerry Herman lists Palm Springs home
    Broadway composer and lyricist Jerry Herman has listed his Palm Springs retreat for sale at $1.285 million. Called Villacage, the custom estate occupies a half-acre site in the gated Bellamonte Estates community. The Mediterranean-style house includes...
  • Jennifer Aniston satisfies her real estate 'Wanderlust'

    Jennifer Aniston satisfies her real estate 'Wanderlust'
    Leading lady Jennifer Aniston has bought a midcentury house in Bel-Air that was listed at $24.9 million. The seller was former Maguire Properties Chief Executive Robert F. Maguire III, who restored the 8,500-square-foot house designed by A. Quincy...
  • Judith Blazer to Be Vera In Goodspeed's "Mame"

    Judith Blazer to Be Vera In Goodspeed's "Mame"
    Goodspeed's "Mame" has got its Vera. Broadway veteran Judith Blazer will portray the acid-tongued Vera Charles in the Jerry Herman musical which plays at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Previews start April 20 with the opening set for May...
  • 'Hello, Dolly!' gets lean and lively revival at Ford's Theatre

    'Hello, Dolly!' gets lean and lively revival at Ford's Theatre
    Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi, widowed too soon and left to her own devices in 1890s New York, turns meddling into a sly, lucrative art. She “arranges things, like furniture and daffodils and lives,” all the while looking out discreetly for No. 1....