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Review: ‘Funny Girl’ at Candlelight Dinner Theatre

What would you rather see: Fanny Brice singing on a tugboat in New York harbor, or a real live Fanny Brice in the Ziegfeld Follies? Funny Girl, the original 1964 Broadway musical, is a real stage animal, revisiting a classic era of American theatre. Most of its scenes are about theatre life and are set […]

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‘COME HEAR THE MUSIC PLAY:’ Memories of My Twenty Years as Agent For John Kander by Richard Seff: Part Two: ‘The Curtain Rises’: ‘Flora, the Red Menace,’ ‘Cabaret,’ ‘Zorba,’ and ‘The Happy Time’

John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Richard Seff at a dinner honoring Harold Prince. Photo courtesy of Richard Seff. THE CURTAIN RISES. One of the properties for which I tried to get this new team hired was the Theatre Guild’s upcoming The Unsinkable Molly Brown which had Richard Morris as book writer. The Guild wanted a […]

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Cabaret Review: ‘The Lost Songs of Broadway – 1960s’ at Signature Theatre by Jennifer Perry

As the final installment of Signature Theatre’s 5-show 2011-2012 cabaret season, Matthew Gardiner (Director) has conceived a quite memorable presentation of ‘lost’ songs from Broadway musicals of the 1960s. As the audience is reminded several times throughout the course of the performance, this cabaret does not provide an opportunity to hear the hits of Mame, […]

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