June 22, 1993 |
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.
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.
January 5, 1993 |
'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.
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
March 3, 1993 |
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.
December 11, 1999 |
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.