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October 10, 1992 | SUSAN KING
Growing up in Michigan, Karen Ziemba was torn between the worlds of song and dance. She inherited her musical talent from her grandmother, a leading mezzo-soprano for the New York City Opera. But Ziemba, currently reprising her award-winning performance in "The World Goes 'Round: The Kander & Ebb Musical" at the Henry Fonda Theatre, also wanted to be a ballet dancer. "I think my mother encouraged me to be a dancer, because she wanted to be a dancer," Ziemba says.
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November 30, 2003 | Barbara Isenberg, Special to The Times
New York Accepting a Tony Award for her performance as a fantasy-prone dancing housewife in the 2000 musical, "Contact," actress Karen Ziemba thanked her parents for all the ballet lessons they'd given her as a child. Those lessons, she said, "really paid off this time." But as anyone who saw her in "Contact" knows, it wasn't just the dance lessons.
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June 22, 1993 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When casting the national company of "Crazy for You," Susan Stroman immediately thought of Karen Ziemba for the role of Polly Baker, the feisty farm girl who falls in love with a big-city playboy. "She's someone who really does sing, really does dance and really does act," says Stroman, the musical's Tony Award-winning choreographer. "The way theater has developed, via the British invasion with 'Les Miz' and 'Miss Saigon,' those pieces are absent of choreography.
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June 22, 1993 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When casting the national company of "Crazy for You," Susan Stroman immediately thought of Karen Ziemba for the role of Polly Baker, the feisty farm girl who falls in love with a big-city playboy. "She's someone who really does sing, really does dance and really does act," says Stroman, the musical's Tony Award-winning choreographer. "The way theater has developed, via the British invasion with 'Les Miz' and 'Miss Saigon,' those pieces are absent of choreography.
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November 30, 2003 | Barbara Isenberg, Special to The Times
New York Accepting a Tony Award for her performance as a fantasy-prone dancing housewife in the 2000 musical, "Contact," actress Karen Ziemba thanked her parents for all the ballet lessons they'd given her as a child. Those lessons, she said, "really paid off this time." But as anyone who saw her in "Contact" knows, it wasn't just the dance lessons.
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July 31, 1993
A special signed performance of "Crazy for You" will be held for the hearing impaired on Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Shubert Theatre in Century City. The musical stars James Brennan and Karen Ziemba. Tickets for the signed performance are available at the Shubert Box Office, 2020 Avenue of the Stars, Century City.
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January 5, 1993 | ARLEEN MacMINN, Arts and Entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
'Crazy' for Them: The leading roles in L.A.'s version of "Crazy for You," opening at the Shubert in June, will be played by Karen Ziemba and James Brennan. Ziemba is best known in Los Angeles for "And the World Goes 'Round," which recently played at the Henry Fonda Theatre. Brennan is a Broadway veteran who played King Arthur in "Camelot" at Starlight Musical Theatre in San Diego last year.
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June 6, 2000
The following is a complete list of the 54th annual Tony Award winners, presented Sunday evening in New York: * Play: "Copenhagen" by Michael Frayn * Musical: "Contact" * Revival/Play: "The Real Thing" * Revival/Musical: "Kiss Me, Kate" * Book of a Musical: Richard Nelson, "James Joyce's The Dead" * Original Score: Elton John and Tim Rice, "Aida" * Director/Musical: Michael Blakemore, "Kiss Me, Kate" * Director/Play: Michael Blakemore, "Copenhagen" * Leading Actor/Play: Stephen Dillane, "The
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March 3, 1993 | SYLVIE DRAKE
It's not just that it's the music of Stephen Sondheim or that the glittering company is composed of such heavy-hitters as Glenn Close, Liza Minnelli and Bernadette Peters. "Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall" (at 9:30 tonight on KCET-TV Channel 28) is truly celebratory: a compendium of the best of the Sondheim canon, staged with style and unexpected high humor by the up-and-coming Scott Ellis. The show is a taping of last June's benefit for (and at) Carnegie Hall.
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December 11, 1999 | DARYL H. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Music is fixed yet fluid; songwriters codify it on paper in time signatures, notes, tempos and so forth, then singers come along and play around with it all, infusing their own temperaments into the mix. That's what's exciting about music, and it's what should be exciting about tonight's KCET and KLCS presentation of "My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies," as stars of the musical theater perform songs closely associated with them or dear to their hearts.
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October 10, 1992 | SUSAN KING
Growing up in Michigan, Karen Ziemba was torn between the worlds of song and dance. She inherited her musical talent from her grandmother, a leading mezzo-soprano for the New York City Opera. But Ziemba, currently reprising her award-winning performance in "The World Goes 'Round: The Kander & Ebb Musical" at the Henry Fonda Theatre, also wanted to be a ballet dancer. "I think my mother encouraged me to be a dancer, because she wanted to be a dancer," Ziemba says.
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September 16, 1998 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
Tap phenomenon Savion Glover and dancers from the Broadway revival of "Chicago" graced Bill Clinton's second inaugural gala and they return tonight at a very different moment in his presidency for "In Performance at the White House," an invigorating hourlong dance special on PBS. Taped May 9 in the East Room, the telecast finds President and Mrs.
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November 26, 1992 | NANCY CHURNIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sharp and snazzy is the way "The World Goes 'Round" at the San Diego Civic Theatre through Sunday. The San Diego Playgoers presentation, a revue of 31 songs from the 30-year-old collaboration of John Kander and Fred Ebb, not only provides a valuable overview of the work of this team of Broadway vets, but also a look at the work of the up-and-coming team of Scott Ellis and Susan Stroman, who conceived the show along with David Thompson.
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