| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:25 PM
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...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 2:12 PM
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...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 12:35 PM
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,"...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 6:00 AM
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...
| May 23, 2012
| 8:26 AM
Donald Pippin, the original music director for the Broadway production of "Mame" will offer his multi-media memoirs presentation for Goodspeed Musical members on Friday, June 8.
Pippin has worked on some of the greatest hits in musical theater as a...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 7:45 AM
The revue "Jerry's Girls" is supposed to be an ensemble piece celebrating the highly hummable tunes of the Great White Way composer Jerry Herman.
For the most part, the production at Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs is exactly that. The cast of six...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 2:50 PM
A matchmaker meets her biggest challenge in "Hello, Dolly!," the latest production taken on by Laguna Beach High School's Park Avenue Players that opens this weekend.
The play, which takes place at the turn of the century in New York, first debuted in...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Klea Blackhurst, known for her musical tribute to Ethel Merman, stars in the upcoming revival of "Hello, Dolly!" at Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam.
The production, staged by Daniel Goldstein, runs June 28 to Sept. 8.
It will be the second...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 6:25 AM
“Good News,” “Hello, Dolly!” and “The Most Happy Fella” will be the three main stage shows celebrating Goodspeed Opera House’s 50th anniversary season in 2013.
The season will open with the 1927 musical “...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 8:29 PM
"I am what I am, I don't want praise, I don't want pity
I bang my own drum; some think it's noise, I think it's pretty
And so what if I love each sparkle and each bangle
Why not try to see things from a different angle
Your life is a sham 'til you can...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 2:00 PM
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....