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June 28, 2007
Musical: Tom Wopat and Faith Prince will star in "A Catered Affair," a world-premiere musical with book by Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by John Bucchino that will open the season at San Diego's Old Globe theater.
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June 21, 2008 | Lynne Heffley
"A Catered Affair" will be closing on Broadway. The Harvey Fierstein-John Bucchino musical, based on the 1956 motion picture written by Gore Vidal and on Paddy Chayefsky's original teleplay, will end at the Walter Kerr Theatre on July 27 after 27 previews and 116 regular performances. The show, whose original cast recording is now available on the PS Classics label, premiered at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre in October 2007 before its New York run. It received three 2008 Tony Award nominations, but no wins, for performances by lead actors Tom Wopat and Faith Prince and for Jonathan Tunick's original orchestrations.
NEWS
March 22, 2007 | Diane Haithman
San Diego's Old Globe theater will open its 2007-08 season with the pre-Broadway world premiere of "A Catered Affair," written by and featuring Harvey Fierstein, the theater announced Wednesday. The production, which opens Sept. 30, will feature music and lyrics by Broadway newcomer John Bucchino and will be directed by John Doyle, a Tony winner for "Sweeney Todd." Doyle also directed Los Angeles Opera's recent production of Kurt Weill's "Mahagonny."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2000 | DON HECKMAN
*** Various artists, "Grateful: The Songs of John Bucchino," RCA Victor. What does it take to get Judy Collins, Liza Minnelli, Jimmy Webb, Patti LuPone, Art Garfunkel, Michael Feinstein and Amanda McBroom--among others--onto a single album? Some first-rate cabaret songs.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2007
A film-based musical by Harvey Fierstein, a drama inspired by the life of boxing legend Joe Louis and a new take on the MGM classic "The Band Wagon" are among world premiere offerings announced for the Old Globe Theatre of San Diego's 2007-08 winter season. Fierstein's Broadway-bound "A Catered Affair" opens the season in the Old Globe (Sept. 30 to Oct. 28).
ENTERTAINMENT
July 14, 2008 | Lynne Heffley
The hills -- at least those around the Hollywood Bowl -- will be alive with "The Sound of Music" and other Rodgers and Hammerstein classics when Julie Andrews takes the stage with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra on Friday and Saturday in "Julie Andrews: The Gift of Music."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2000 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Video Joseph: King of Dreams. DreamWorks. $25; DVD: $27. Don't expect an animated rehash of the perennial Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice rock opera romp "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." DreamWorks' "Joseph," with its beautiful, big-screen quality, flowing animation and striking computer-generated imagery--and with its dignity and heart--is a fine telling of the biblical story of Jacob's favorite son, who rose from slavery to become Pharaoh's right hand.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 1992 | SYLVIE DRAKE, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
You would have to have a heart of flint and the disposition of an ogre not to be charmed by singer-songwriter, gay and political activist Holly Near. Near's solo outing, "Fire in the Rain . . . Singer in the Storm" at the Mark Taper Forum, is a loving and cajoling bit of unconventional autobiography that traipses lightly through the more positive aspects of the '60s, '70s and even '80s. Seen at a press preview Wednesday, this show puts a different spin on the term family values .
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2008 | Philip Brandes, Special to The Times
Brimming with intimate character portraits, sophisticated intelligence and emotional sincerity, the impeccably crafted songs of John Bucchino have garnered admiration in cabaret-style performance settings. Yet despite his recent close call with "A Catered Affair," wider recognition has so far eluded the composer and lyricist. That relative obscurity is something director Daisy Prince set out to rectify in teaming with Bucchino to create the musical revue "It's Only Life."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 2008 | Chris Pasles, Times Staff Writer
Deborah Voigt, whom many consider our reigning Wagner and Strauss dramatic soprano, took time off from opera to sing Broadway songs Wednesday at Royce Hall, UCLA.
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