Friday, December 10, 2010

December 10, 2010

The New York Philharmonic will present performances of Company with Neil Patrick Harris:
Thursday April 7, 2011, 7:30 p.m.;

Friday, April 8, 2011, 8:00 p.m.;

Saturday, April 9, 2011, 2:00 p.m.; and

Saturday, April 9, 2011, 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

December 9, 2010

Bea Arthur was in the Marines.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New CD: La Cage aux Folles

September 28, 2010, is the U.S. release date for the CD: "La Cage Aux Folles: New Broadway Cast Recording" -- Kelsey Grammer & Douglas Hodge,

UPDATE: I do not recommend this recording. Terrible vocal soloists. Stick with the original cast recording.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sondheim! The Birthday Concert

Sondheim! The Birthday Concert

"Sondheim! The Birthday Concert will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray by
Image Entertainment on November 16[, 2010]. . . . the special will be broadcast
nationwide by PBS as part of its Great Performances series on November

"The Birthday Concert was filmed live during the performances of the New
York Philharmonic's Sondheim: The Birthday Concert on March 15-16."


Performances Include:
•"America" (Dancers, West Side Story) •"Something's Coming"
(Alexander Gemingnani, West Side Story) •"We're Gonna Be
Alright" (Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Do I Hear a Waltz?)
•"Don't Laugh" (Victoria Clark, Hot Spot) •"Johanna"(Nathan
, Sweeney Todd) •"You're Gonna Love Tomorrow" and "Love Will
See Us Through" (Matt Cavenaugh, Jenn Colella, Laura Osnes, Bobby
Steggert, Follies) •"Too Many Mornings" (Nathan Gunn, Audra
McDonald, Follies) •"The Road You Didn't Take" (John McMartin,
Follies) •"It Takes Two" (Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien, Into the
Woods) •"Growing Up" (Jim Walton, Merrily We Roll Along)
•"Finishing the Hat" (Mandy Patinkin, Sunday in the Park with
George) •"Move On" (Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Sunday in the
Park with George) •"Pretty Women" (Michael Cerveris, George Hearn,
Sweeney Todd) •"A Little Priest" (Michael Cerveris, George Hearn,
Patti LuPone, Sweeney Todd) •"Theme from `Reds'" with Pas
De Deux (NY Philharmonic, Two ABT Dancers Maria and Blaine) •"So
Many People" (Laura Benanti, Saturday Night) •"Beautiful Girls"
(David Hyde Pierce) •"Ladies Who Lunch" (Patti LuPone, Company)
•"Losing My Mind" (Marin Mazzie– Follies) •"The Glamorous
Life" (Audra McDonald, A Little Night Music) •"Leave You" (Donna
Murphy, Follies) •"Not a Day Goes By" (Bernadette Peters, Merrily
We Roll Along) •"I'm Still Here" (Elaine Stritch, Follies)
•"Sunday" (Broadway Chorus, Sunday in the Park with George)
•"Happy Birthday" (All Cast)
Image Entertainment




UPDATE: I regret to say that I could not manage to sit through the television broadcast of this Sondheim concert. Quite self-satisfied performers performing boring upper-middle-brow schlock for a quite self-satisfied audience.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

American Repertory Theatre

Has the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge succumbed to commercialism? Interesting article in the Boston Globe.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

July 22, 2010

The New York Times reports that Deborah Voigt and Rod Gilfry will star in performances of Annie, Get Your Gun at Glimmerglass in summer 2011.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

July 20, 2010

"Daniel Radcliffe will make his Broadway musical debut as J. Pierrepont Finch in a new production of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comedy HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING opening at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street) Sunday, March 27, 2011, at 5pm," says an article at

Previews begin February 26, 2011.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

July 15, 2010

"John Barrowman will host WEST END BARES: STRIP BRITANNIA! on September 5, 2010, the Make a Difference Trust has announced. The show will feature male and female dancers from the West End 'strutting their stuff' and will benefit TheatreMAD and the Make a Difference Trust. This show is the first West End Bares event and is based on the popular Broadway Bares series created by Jerry Mitchell. There will be two performances, one at 9:30pm and one at midnight."

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June 15, 2010

"Kristin Chenoweth, Vanessa Williams, Jane Krakowski, Katie Finneran, Lucy Liu, Alan Cumming, Christopher Sieber and a slew of other stars will appear in Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' annual Broadway Bares burlesque show on June 20 at Roseland Ballroom."