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October 26, 2003 | Barbara Isenberg, Special to The Times
At the back of William Ivey Long's studio sits a chair stacked high with unopened birthday presents. It wouldn't be so unusual, but his birthday was nearly two months ago. "I haven't opened them yet because I don't have time," says the 56-year-old costume designer. "I can't wrap my brain around it. I can't receive it yet. That's the definition of busy." Maybe so.
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October 26, 2003 | Barbara Isenberg, Special to The Times
At the back of William Ivey Long's studio sits a chair stacked high with unopened birthday presents. It wouldn't be so unusual, but his birthday was nearly two months ago. "I haven't opened them yet because I don't have time," says the 56-year-old costume designer. "I can't wrap my brain around it. I can't receive it yet. That's the definition of busy." Maybe so.
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November 2, 2003
As a budget-Bob-Mackie-costumer in the homestretch of constructing 750 costumes by myself, I really enjoyed Barbara Isenberg's piece on William Ivey Long ("Tailor-Made for Broadway," Oct. 26). It's so nice to see that a gentleman in the industry of making people look good on stage has the same attention to detail as I do. .I enjoyed reading that he stands behind his costumes for a year of eight performances a week. I have had to construct mine with the expectation of doing 18 shows a week, six nights a week, and all the extra time-consuming steps it takes to make them "performance proof."
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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
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March 1, 2001 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
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?
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July 23, 1997 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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June 1, 1992 | From Associated Press
"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.
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June 26, 1997 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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January 10, 1997 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
What has dancing felines, a chandelier and a singing savior? Why, "Andrew Lloyd Webber--Music of the Night," of course, which opened at the Pantages on Wednesday night. Betty Buckley stars in this tribute to Lord (recently upgraded from Sir) Andrew, along with a 32-piece onstage orchestra and a strong-voiced ensemble of 11. The show, a greatest-hits revue, is touring the United States and is only in Los Angeles through Jan. 19.
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December 20, 1991 | SYLVIE DRAKE, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
She sings. She dances. She acts. Those are the answers to the question: What is "Dynasty's" Joan Collins doing in Noel Coward's "Private Lives"? For those out there still sniggering, surely you know by now that Collins is not a woman to be underestimated. And any doubts you might have that she can hold her own on stage should be dispelled by the production of this Noel Coward favorite that had its official opening Thursday at the Wilshire Theatre.
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June 2, 1992 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until "Crazy for You" was named best musical, in the final award at the end of the Tony ceremony Sunday, no one would have guessed that the Tony voters were crazy for updated Gershwin. The new musical set to old Gershwin tunes won none of the other major awards--score, book, director, leading actors--that usually forecast which show will take the top musical award. Its only other honors, prior to the big one, went to choreographer Susan Stroman and costume designer William Ivey Long.
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