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Screen Actors Guild Awards 2017: Mary Tyler Moore, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Honored During Touching In Memoriam

Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds and Mary Tyler Moore were just a few of the famous faces that were honored during the in memoriam at Sunday evening’s Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Hosted live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Moore — who passed away Wednesday — and the mother-daughter duo — who died one day apart in December — were some of the many late actors and actresses that were recognized on-screen at the annual awards show for their contribution to the world of film and television.

In a touching tribute, the SAG Awards honored the men — Ken Howard, William Schallert, Jack Riley,
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Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Remembers the Legends We Lost in 2016 with Kevin Daly

On this very special episode of Behind The Curtain Broadway's Living Legends, Rob and Kevin take a look back at some of the great artists who made their final exit in 2016. From Follies'John McMartin to Fanny'sFlorence Henderson to The Sound Of Music'sCharmian Carr, Behind the Curtain celebrates their lives and legacies. Joining Rob and Kevin is 'Theatre Aficionado's'Kevin Daly, who adds his own insights into the passings of 2016.
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Law & Order, Murder She Wrote: Actor John McMartin Dies at 86

Prolific character actor, John McMartin, has died at the age of 86. A veteran of stage and screen, he was born August 21, 1929 in Warsaw, Indiana and raised in Minnesota. McMartin's first professional credit is for playing Ed Rice on the As the World Turns TV show from 1961 to 1963. The daytime soap opera was cancelled by CBS in 2010.Per IMDb, McMartin's final TV series credit was for the 2015 episode of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt TV show, "Kimmy Goes on a Date!" McMartin's other recent TV series work includes Law & Order (1992-2009), Oz (2000), Touched By an Angel (1997-98), and Murder She Wrote (1985-91).Read More…
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Broadway Actor John McMartin Dies at 86

Broadway Actor John McMartin Dies at 86
John McMartin, the Broadway veteran who created roles in landmark musicals including “Sweet Charity” and “Follies,” had died. He was 86.

The death of the longtime actor, whose face was familiar to TV audiences from roles on “The Golden Girls,” “Murder, She Wrote” and, most recently, “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” was attributed to cancer in a paid obituary announcement in the New York Times. On Broadway, he’d been seen in “All the Way,” the Tony winning 2014 production that starred Bryan Cranston, as well as musicals “Anything Goes” (2011) and “Grey Gardens” (2006).

McMartin, who was nominated for five Tony Awards over the course of his career, made his Broadway debut in 1961 play “The Conquering Hero,” but his first signature role came in 1966 Neil Simon-Cy Coleman musical “Sweet Charity,” in which he played the nebbishy accountant Oscar, a Tony-nominated performance he reprised in the 1969 movie version opposite Shirley MacLaine.

His association with composer Stephen Sondheim began with the
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John McMartin (1929-2016)

Good lord but 2016 has been rough on the showbiz community. It's as if the Grim Reaper is trying to meet some new end days quota starting with entertainers.

John McMartin has passed away at 86 from cancer. While the name might not wring a bell to everyone surely the face will. In his 60 year career he worked across all three actor's mediums regularly: stage, tv, and film...
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Stage Tube: On This Day for 5/4/16- Sweet Charity

Today in 2005, the second Broadway revival of Sweet Charity opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where it ran for 279 performances. Sweet Charity is a musical with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. It was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse starring his wife and muse Gwen Verdon alongside John McMartin. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1966, where it was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, and also ran in the West End as well as having revivals and international productions. THe 2005 revival starred Christina Applegate in he title role.
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Stage Tube: On This Day for 5/4/15- Sweet Charity

Today in 2005, the second Broadway revival of Sweet Charity opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where it ran for 279 performances. Sweet Charity is a musical with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. It was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse starring his wife and muse Gwen Verdon alongside John McMartin. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1966, where it was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, and also ran in the West End as well as having revivals and international productions. THe 2005 revival starred Christina Applegate in he title role.
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Youthful Redford Immersed in Dirty World of Politics on TCM Tonight

Young Robert Redford and politics: 'The Candidate' and 'All the President's Men' (photo: Robert Redford as Bob Woodward in 'All the President's Men') A young Robert Redford can be seen The Candidate, All the President's Men, Three Days of the Condor, and Downhill Racer as Turner Classic Movies' Redford series comes to a close this evening. The world of politics is the focus of the first three films, each one of them well-regarded box-office hits. The last title, which shows that politics is part of life no matter what, is set in the world of competitive sports. 'The Candidate' In the Michael Ritichie-directed The Candidate (1972), Robert Redford plays idealistic liberal Democrat Bob McKay, who, with no chance of winning, is convinced to run against the Republican incumbent in a fight for a California seat in Congress. See, McKay is too handsome. Too young. Too liberal.
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The Forgotten Auteur: Bob Fosse

Most people today would likely be shocked to think that in 1972, The Godfather went into the Oscars anything but a sure bet for Best Picture. Aside from Casablanca and Citizen Kane it is recognized as the greatest American film of all time and in hind sight most people forget that not only was it tied for nominations in 1972, but Coppola lost Best Director.

Because hindsight is anything but 20/20 when popular consensus takes over, the narrative of the Hollywood Renaissance is one of Scorsese, Spielberg and Lucas getting snubbed for Taxi Driver, Jaws, Close Encounters, and Star Wars. But looking at the 1970s and the race for Best Director, what you see instead is two directors fighting it out for director of the decade, each earning three nominations.

Obviously one of them is Francis Ford Coppola. With both Godfathers, The Conversation, and, Apocalypse Now most people would say that he won that fight.
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Zachary Quinto, Len Cariou, Jefferson Mays & More to Present at 2014 Theatre World Awards Tonight!

The Theatre World Awards has announced the roster of presenters for the 70th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony that include DeAdre Aziza, Dylan Baker, Len Cariou, Tovah Feldshuh, Trent Kowalik, Jefferson Mays, John McMartin, and Zachary Quinto, with special performances by Mr. Cariou and Rob McClure, Monday evening, June 2, 2014 beginning at 745 p.m. at Circle in the Square West 50th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue, home of the current Broadway revival of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill.
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Zachary Quinto, Jefferson Mays, Tovah Feldshuh & More to Present at Theatre World Awards Ceremony, 6/2

The Theatre World Awards has announced the roster of presenters for the 70th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony that include DeAdre Aziza, Dylan Baker, Len Cariou, Tovah Feldshuh, Trent Kowalik, Jefferson Mays, John McMartin, and Zachary Quinto, with special performances by Mr. Cariou and Rob McClure, Monday evening, June 2, 2014 beginning at 745 p.m. at Circle in the Square West 50th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue, home of the current Broadway revival of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill.
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Stage Tube: On This Day 5/4- Sweet Charity

Today in 2005, the second Broadway revival of Sweet Charity opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where it ran for 279 performances. Sweet Charity is a musical with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. It was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse starring his wife and muse Gwen Verdon alongside John McMartin. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1966, where it was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, and also ran in the West End as well as having revivals and international productions. THe 2005 revival starred Christina Applegate in he title role.
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Roslyn Ruff Joins Cast of All The Way on Broadway

Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Louise Gund are pleased to announce that Roslyn Ruff will play the roles of Coretta Scott King and Fannie Lou Hamer in the Broadway bound production of All The Way by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan The Kentucky Cycle. Ruff, who was most recently seen on Broadway in Romeo and Juliet, joins previously announced three-time Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston 'Breaking Bad' as Lyndon B. Johnson, Michael McKean as J. Edgar Hoover, Brandon J. Dirden as Martin Luther King, Jr., Rob Campbell as Governor George Wallace, and 5-time Tony nominee John McMartin Into the Woods, High Society, Sweet Charity, Show Boat, Don Juan as Richard Russell. Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King, Jr., helped lead the African-American Civil Rights Movement. Fannie Lou Hamer was a voting rights activist and civil rights leader who was instrumental in organizing Mississippi Freedom Summer
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Photo Flash: First Look at Lorenzo Pisoni, Jennifer Westfeldt and More in Mtc's The Explorers Club

The Explorers Club is now in previews at Manhattan Theatre Club with an official press opening set for Thursday, June 20 featuring Brian Avers Rock 'n' Roll, Max Baker Cyrano DeBergerac, Steven Boyer Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Arnie Burton Peter and the Starcatcher, Carson Elrod All in the Timing, David Furr The Importance of Being Earnest, Tony Award nominee John McMartin Into The Woods, Drama Desk Award winner Lorenzo Pisoni Humor Abuse at Mtc, and Tony Award nominee Jennifer Westfeldt Friends With Kids, Wonderful Town. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below
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Stage Tube: On This Day 5/4- Sweet Charity

Today in 2005, the second Broadway revival of Sweet Charity opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where it ran for 279 performances. Sweet Charity is a musical with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. It was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse starring his wife and muse Gwen Verdon alongside John McMartin. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1966, where it was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, and also ran in the West End as well as having revivals and international productions. THe 2005 revival starred Christina Applegate in he title role.
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Kritzerland to Release 2nd Edition of Remixed Follies Album!

Kritzerland has just announced a second edition for the critically acclaimed newly remixed cast album for Follies- The 1971 Original Broadway Cast Recording. For only the second time in Kritzerland history, Kritzerland is doing a second edition of one of our limited edition CDs the first was for Promises, Promises. The reaction to this newly mixed version of Follies has been overwhelming, and the original first edition of 1500 copies was gone by the time word had spread and reviews had appeared. Stephen Sondheim called the new mix a miracle and thats been pretty much the reaction from everyone, including original co-director and producer Harold Prince, cast members John McMartin the original Ben and Harvey Evans the original Young Buddy, Ted Chapin the author of Everything Was Possible, the book about the creation of Follies, and logo creator David Edward Byrd. At the request of Mr. Sondheim, we are issuing this
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Stage Tube: On This Day 5/4- Sweet Charity

Today in 2005, the second Broadway revival of Sweet Charity opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where it ran for 279 performances. Sweet Charity is a musical with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. It was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse starring his wife and muse Gwen Verdon alongside John McMartin. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1966, where it was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, and also ran in the West End as well as having revivals and international productions. THe 2005 revival starred Christina Applegate in he title role.
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Review: 'Sondheim! A Birthday Celebration'

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You are no doubt wondering why ComicMix is reviewing Sondheim! The Birthday Celebration, the DVD edition of the 80th birthday celebration that aired this past week on PBS. Believe it or not, we believe in covering significant events in popular culture, not just the fads and the celebrities, but people who have made contributions that have proved influential to today’s creators. Stephen Sondheim, for over fifty years, has been elevating the musical theater art form, and his music and lyrics have found their way into books, film, and yes, comic books.

Musical theater in America came into its own in 1927 with Showboat, co-written by Jerome Kern with book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Its next evolutionary step came with Oklahoma in 1943, from Hammerstein and Richard Rogers. Living down the hall from the lyricist was a young boy named Stephen Sondheim. Their relationship helped Sondheim develop his ear for music and lyrics,
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