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‘COME HEAR THE MUSIC PLAY:’ Memories of My Twenty Years as Agent For John Kander by Richard Seff: Part Three: ’70 Girls 70,’ ‘Chicago,’ ‘The Rink,” ‘The World Goes Round,’ ‘The Act,’ ‘Woman of the Year,’ and ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman’

ACT TWO. Two years later, in 1970, I once again tried to put together a package of my clients – in the show that became 70 Girls 70 – for I’d enjoyed looking after Chita Rivera, Ron Field, Kander and Ebb, other writers, and even an actor or two in Cabaret and Zorba!. For some […]

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Review: ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ at The Goodspeed

I have been viscerally connected to this charming musical about teenage life during the mid-1950s, when pop music was surrendering to the hot wave of rock ‘n roll started more or less by icon of the era, Elvis Presley. He was no  new Sinatra, Perry Como, or Andy Williams and new music plus his unique […]

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Signature Theatre Announces its 2016-2017 Season-3 World Premiere Musicals and 2 World Premiere Plays

 Signature Theatre Announces 2016/17 Season Three World Premiere Musicals: Freaky Friday by Tom Kitt, Brian Yorkey, and Bridget Carpenter Silver Belles by Matt Conner, Allyson Currin and Stephen Gregory Smith Two World Premiere Plays: Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing by James Lapine Plus  The DC Premiere of Jelly’s Last Jam and Inventive new stagings of Titanic […]

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Use Code ‘pops15’ and Save $15 for Christine Ebersole, Paige Faure & Nick Ziobro At The Amercan Pops on 10/16@8 pm at Lisner for ‘Stairway to Paradise: A Gershwin Spectacular’

 LUKE FRAZIER CONDUCTS THE AMERICAN POPS IN ‘STAIRWAY TO PARADISE: A GERSHWIN SPECTACULAR’ With Tony® Award Winner Christine Ebersole, Broadway’s Paige Faure, Great American Songbook Ambassador Nick Ziobro, and the National Broadway Chorus Friday, October 16, 2015, 8 PM at The George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium   Maestro Luke Frazier and the American Pops Orchestra are pleased […]

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Christine Ebersole, Paige Faure & Nick Ziobro Join The American Pops on 10/16@8 pm at Lisner for ‘Stairway to Paradise: A Gershwin Spectacular’

 LUKE FRAZIER CONDUCTS THE AMERICAN POPS IN ‘STAIRWAY TO PARADISE: A GERSHWIN SPECTACULAR’ With Tony® Award Winner Christine Ebersole, Broadway’s Paige Faure, Great American Songbook Ambassador Nick Ziobro, and the National Broadway Chorus Friday, October 16, 2015, 8 PM at The George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium   Maestro Luke Frazier and the American Pops Orchestra are pleased […]

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‘The Visit’ at The Lyceum in New York City

Full disclosure: I have known and loved Chita Rivera and her talent since we were virtually toddlers. I was then (we’re talking the early 1950s) a baby agent and she had just emerged from the choruses of road companies into a featured role off/off Broadway in a tiny revue aptly named The Shoestring Revue. I wandered […]

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‘Natascia Diaz’ Presented by Strathmore by Douglas Lloyd

Natascia Diaz, a Washington area favorite and two-time Helen Hayes Award-winning actress/singer, made her Strathmore debut last night in winning style, as part of the Strathmore’s Music in the Mansion series. Performing two back-to-back concerts, Natascia charmed her audiences with a thoughtful cabaret filled with songs that have meant something special to her over the […]

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The DC area Theatre Community Unites for ‘March on Washington for Gun Control’ on January 26th at 10 AM by Cindy Powell

The local theatre community is well represented as Matt Gardiner – Signature Theatre’s Associate Artistic Director – leads two dozen DC-area actors/singers who will perform two songs at The March on Washington for Gun Control on Saturday, January 26th: John Lennon’s “Imagine” and Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On.” Singing John Lennon’s “Imagine” will be Rachel […]

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My Top 10 Favorite Shows in New York in 2012 by Doug Poms

Here are my Top 10 New York Theater Favorites of 2012:  1. Once -The  musical adaption of the Oscar-winning independent film masterly directed by John Tiffany. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including one for Steve Kazee for his heartbreaking lead performance. He co-stars with the charming Cristin Milioti. 2. Tribes – Nina Raine’s wonderful play deals powerfully […]

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Tonight at 7 PM: Signature Theatre Hosts Concert & CD Release Party for Sandy Bainum’s ‘This Christmas’

Signature Theatre Hosts Concert & CD Release Party for Sandy Bainum’s This Christmas Tonight  Tonight, December 3, 2012 at 7 PM, Signature Theatre welcomes singer and actress Sandy Bainum (Show Boat and Sunset Boulevard) for a special concert and release party as she debuts her new holiday CD This Christmas. The concert, featuring songs from […]

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Signature Theatre Hosts CD Release Party for Sandy Bainum’s ‘This Christmas’ on December 3rd by Hunter Styles

Signature Theatre Hosts Concert & CD Release Party for Sandy Bainum’s This Christmas On December 3, 2012 at 7 PM, Signature Theatre welcomes singer and actress Sandy Bainum (Show Boat and Sunset Boulevard) for a special concert and release party as she debuts her new holiday CD This Christmas. The concert, featuring songs from the […]

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