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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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‘The Music Man’ at The Sterling Playmakers

“Seventy-six trombones led the big parade, with a hundred and ten cornets close at hand”!!! From the orchestra conductor’s starting whistle and the first strains of “76 Trombones” in the overture of The Sterling Playmakers’ rousing production of The Music Man, it’s hard not to sing along or jump up and march to the music. With […]

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The cast of 'The Music Man.' Photo by Joan Marcus.

‘The Music Man’ at Arena Stage by Tiffany Draut

She’s done it again! Molly Smith has brought another slice of Americana to The Fichandler, filled with exciting dancing, stunning vocals and performances, and oozing with optimism! From the moment the lights dimmed and a train car rose out of the middle of the stage, there was a buzz in the audience and we knew […]

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