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  • Broadway's Elaine Stritch Dies; Frank Rizzo Interview From 2008

    Broadway's Elaine Stritch Dies; Frank Rizzo Interview  From 2008
    Editor's note: Broadway actress and singer Elaine Stritch, 89, died on Thursday, July 17, at her home in Birmingham, Mich. (Story and photos here.) Following is an interview by Hartford Courant theater critic Frank Rizzo from 2008. Elaine Stritch is...
  • Elaine Stritch, 89: Five noteworthy performances

    Elaine Stritch, 89: Five noteworthy performances
    This post has been updated. See details below. Elaine Stritch, the theatrical force of nature who died on Thursday at 89, was a foul-mouthed New York legend who seemed to deliver her best performances when she was playing thinly veiled versions of her...
  • Remembering Elaine Stritch -- formidable, fun and candid

    Remembering Elaine Stritch -- formidable, fun and candid
    Elaine Stritch, who died Thursday at the age of 89, was a formidable interview when we chatted on the phone in February about the candid documentary "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me." But she was a formidable talent. Her career spanned 60 years. She introduced...
  • Tony-winning actress Elaine Stritch dies at 89

    Tony-winning actress Elaine Stritch dies at 89
    Elaine Stritch, the raspy-voiced actress whose forceful personality and salty language enlivened the New York stage for more than six decades, died Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich. She was 89. Her death was confirmed by her friend, Julie Keyes,...
  • Melon Patch Players' 2014-15 season

     Melon Patch Players' 2014-15 season
    The Melon Patch Players in Leesburg have planned a fascinatingly diverse season, including a pair of shows set on the eve of World War II, not one but two beloved musicals, a lesser-known musical, an Agatha Christie whodunit and a recent Broadway hit....
  • DeSales head forged friendship with Broadway legend

    It was a quite a night for John Bell, the head of the division of performing arts at DeSales University in Center Valley. Two years ago, after Broadway legend Elaine Stritch fell and broke her hip, she called Bell from the hospital to ask if he would...
  • 'Bye Bye Birdie' satirizes fan-mania

     'Bye Bye Birdie' satirizes fan-mania
    Imagine the frenzy if, say, Justin Bieber were going to enlist in the Army, but before he deployed to Afghanistan, one lucky member of his fan club was chosen for a live-streamed "last kiss." OMG! While that sounds ridiculous (on many levels), rewind 56...
  • 'Cats,' 'Porgy,' Gaga in PBS fall festival

    'Cats,' 'Porgy,' Gaga in PBS fall festival
    This fall, PBS will keep Friday nights hopping with Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Matthew McConaughey, Jeff Bridges, Nathan Lane, Michael Feinstein, Emma Thompson, "Sweeney Todd," "Porgy and Bess" and "Cats." The PBS Arts Fall Festival will offer 11 weekly...
  • Linda Ronstadt, Bill T. Jones to receive National Medal of Arts

    Linda Ronstadt, Bill T. Jones to receive National Medal of Arts
    A diverse roster of big names in the arts, literature and entertainment – including Linda Ronstadt, dancer-choreographer Bill T. Jones, author Maxine Hong Kingston, Broadway composer John Kander and L.A.-nurtured visual artist James Turrell --...
  • Alexei Ratmansky wants to reignite Romeo and Juliet's spark

    Alexei Ratmansky wants to reignite Romeo and Juliet's spark
    This story has been corrected. Please see below for details. Here are things you will not see in choreographer Alexei Ratmansky's production of "Romeo and Juliet" for the National Ballet of Canada: A color-coded corps de ballet that unsubtly...
  • 'So You Think You Can Dance' recap, Top 20 dance their own styles

    'So You Think You Can Dance' recap, Top 20 dance their own styles
    After a brief introduction from Cat, we head right into a group performance from the Top 20. Minor costuming quibble: Men are in suits, and the women are in crop-tops and dance briefs. Sigh. Maybe we could've had the guys shirtless, at least? Equal skin,...