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George S. Irving, a veteran comic and voice actor who won a Tony for “Irene,” died Monday in New York of natural causes. He was 94.
He was also known for a variety of voice acting roles such as the Heat Miser in Rankin/Bass’s stop-motion Christmas movies “The Year Without a Santa Claus” and “A Miser Brothers’ Christmas.” He also narrated the 1960s animated series “Underdog.”
He first appeared on Broadway in 1943 in the first run of “Oklahoma !” He received a Tony nomination for “Me and My Girl” and appeared on numerous plays and musicals including “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, »
- Dave McNary
When Joel Grey’s favorite leading ladies came together to celebrate his 75 years in show business Monday, they each had a different take on the Broadway legend.
Bernadette Peters remembered “falling in love with him” at their first meeting while costarring in the musical George M, Bebe Neuwirth danced and sang to “Mr. Cellophane” from Chicago, and Sutton Foster — his costar from Anything Goes — remembered the time he knocked on her dressing room door with a “present” in a paper bag. “It was half a donut,” she said. He’d eaten the other half. “He’s always full of surprises, »
La La Land Summit Entertainment (A Division of Lionsgate Films) Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B Director: Damien Chazelle Written by: Damien Chazelle Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, J.K. Simmons Screened at: Park Avenue, NYC, 11/16/16 Opens: December 9, 2016 If you’re of a certain age or simply catch up on movies made before you were born, you are likely to say “They don’t write musicals the way they used to.” You’re thinking of the oeuvre of George M. Cohan, George and Ira Gershwin, Alan J. Lerner and Frederick Loewe, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Some of their traditional musicals are revived on Broadway, and deservedly so. [ Read More ]
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- Harvey Karten
Do you hear that? It’s the hills, and they’re alive with the sound of music. Today in Backstage casting notices, several roles are sought for a union tour of the classic musical, “The Sound of Music.” We also have three more can’t-miss projects for you. Check them out below! “The Sound Of Music”Telsey + Company is casting possible replacements for the currently running tour of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music.” Seeking union actors for roles including Captain Von Trapp and Maria Rainer, auditions will be held Sept. 21 at New York City’s Ripley-Grier Studios. “Grave Secrets”Casting is underway for “Grave Secrets,” an Investigation Discovery series which delves “into the tragic stories of people who commit murder in order to protect their darkest secrets.” The project, which seeks actors for lead and supporting roles, will shoot for 2–3 days the week of Oct. »
“There’s still not enough room on this boat for the two of us!”
Show Boat (1951) is one of Hollywood’s most beloved musicals and you’ll have a chance to see it on the big screen at St. Louis’ fabulous Hi-Pointe Theater this weekend as part of their Classic Film Series. It’s Saturday, May 14th at 10:30am at the Hi-Pointe located at 1005 McCausland Ave., St. Louis, Mo 63117. Admission is only $5.
Show Boat (1951) a colorful version of the Edna Ferber novel may not be held in as high regard as the 1936 adaption directed by James Whale and starring Irene Dunn and Paul Robeson, but is a big, fun musical nonetheless.
The songs by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein are considered some of the best either ever composed and are sung by those talented performers Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel. Both do excellent work both musically and dramatically even »
- Tom Stockman
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