June 9, 2003
Book of a musical "Hairspray" Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan * Original score "Hairspray" Music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman * Revival, play "Long Day's Journey Into Night" * Revival, musical "Nine" * Special theatrical event "Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam on Broadway" * Featured actor, play Denis O'Hare "Take Me Out" * Featured actress, play Michele Pawk "Hollywood Arms" * Featured actor, musical Dick Latessa "Hairspray" * Featured actress, musical Jane
March 1, 2001 |
There's nothing like getting lost in the arms of a terrific song. Irving Berlin wrote more than his share, many of which emerge relatively unscathed in the current, conflicted touring revival of "Annie Get Your Gun," continuing through Sunday at the Wilshire Theatre. Berlin's 1946 score offers, among others, "Lost in His Arms," sharpshooter Annie Oakley's realization of her love for rival sure-shot Frank Butler. Others?
November 12, 1993 |
You'd think that a pedigreed reinvention of "Guys and Dolls" such as the one that opened at the Hollywood Pantages on Wednesday couldn't possibly miss--and you'd be partially right. Director Jerry Zaks' much-awarded creation splashed its Day-Glo colors all over Broadway in April, 1992, with reverberations beyond. The national company now at the Pantages is an authentic clone: a carefully reconstructed version of the original with only a few functional accommodations to the exigencies of touring.
July 23, 1997 |
Shimmying across Southern California, "Smokey Joe's Cafe" has arrived at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, after a recent stop at L.A.'s Wilshire Theatre. The touring cast is different from the one at the Doolittle Theatre in 1994, but the effects are largely the same.
June 1, 1992 |
"Crazy for You," a loving recreation of a 1930s song-and-dance extravaganza featuring old songs by George and Ira Gershwin, was named best musical of the 1991-92 Broadway season Sunday at the annual Tony Awards ceremony. "Dancing at Lughnasa," Brian Friel's memory play about five unmarried Irish sisters, was chosen best play and won two other awards--featured actress for Brid Brennan and for director, Patrick Mason.
June 26, 1997 |
Shimmying across town, "Smokey Joe's Cafe" is back, this time at the Wilshire Theatre, with a July stop planned for Orange County Performing Arts Center. The cast is different than at the Doolittle Theatre in 1994, but the effects are largely the same.