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Then And Now: Welcome Back to Falsettoland with the Original Broadway Cast- Getting to Broadway

BroadwayWorld has reunited the original cast Michael Rupert, Stephen Borgardus, Carolee Carmello, Heather MacRae, Chip Zien and Jonathan Kaplan to reminisce about all things Falsettos. In Part 2, watch as they recall the long road to Broadway- from March of the Falsettos, to Falsettoland and beyond.Click here to watch Part 1 and check back Friday, September 16, to watch the final edition
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Photo Coverage: Manhattan Theatre Club Honors Daniel Sullivan at Fall Benefit

Manhattan Theatre Club just presented its Fall Benefitlast night, honoring longtime Mtc collaborator, Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. The evening featured appearances by some of Broadway's biggest names Danny Burstein The Snow Geese, Raul Esparza The Homecoming, Boyd Gaines The Columnist, Heather MacRae who appeared in the 1968 production of Hair which Sullivan served as assistant director,Frances McDormand Good People, Cynthia Nixon Rabbit Hole, friend and colleague Jack O'Brien, Mary-Louise ParkerProof, and David Hyde Pierce Accent on Youth.BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos below
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Photo Flash: Falsettos Original Cast Visits TriArts Sharon Playhouse, Plus Production Shots!

TriArts Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, presents William Finn and James Lapine's Tony-winning musical Falsettos, running now through July 20. Falsettos Original Broadway cast members Michael Rupert, Stephen Bogardus, Chip Zien, Jonathan C. Kaplan, and Heather MacRae attended the Saturday, July 12 performance of 'Falsettos' with a talkback afterwards. Scroll down for production photos and pictures of the Broadway cast
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Sheila MacRae, Star of The Honeymooners, Dies at 92

Sheila MacRae, Star of The Honeymooners, Dies at 92
Sheila MacRae, who was best known as Jackie Gleason's wife Alice Kramden on the 1960s revival of The Honeymooners, died on Thursday. She was 92, according to the Los Angeles Times. The actress passed away at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J. Her daughter, actress Heather MacRae said that her mother had undergone surgery a few weeks ago and was recovering well and without any complications up until this week. MacRae replaced Audrey Meadows as the highly entertaining housewife of Ralph, the amusing bus driver, from 1966-70 on The Jackie Gleason Show. Born Sheila Stephens in Middlesex County, England on Sept. 24, 10921, she immigrated with her family to the United States during WWII. They...
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Sheila MacRae, Star of The Honeymooners, Dies at 92

Sheila MacRae, Star of The Honeymooners, Dies at 92
Sheila MacRae starred on the Broadway stage and in films, yet it was her small-screen role as the tolerant and brassy wife of a Brooklyn bus driver for which she is most remembered. MacRae, best known for playing Alice Kramden to Jackie Gleason's Ralph in the 1960s recreation of The Honeymooners, died Thursday. She was 92. The actress died at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J., MacRae's granddaughter Allison Mullavey told the Associated Press on Friday. In the 1950s version of The Honeymooners, Audrey Meadows starred with Gleason as the lovebirds and sparring partners Ralph and Alice.
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Sheila MacRae, The Honeymooners Actress, Dies at the Age of 92

Sheila MacRae, The Honeymooners Actress, Dies at the Age of 92
Sheila MacRae has died at the age of 92, the Associated Press reports. The Broadway vet died at her home in Englewood, N.J. on Thursday, March. 6. "She had a great life, my mom, she really did. She was quite a broad," her daughter, actress Heather MacRae, told AP. "Fascinating, almost like an Autie Mame character." The film and TV actress' death came suddenly, and was the result of old age, Heather continued. She suffered from dementia, but was healthy otherwise. MacRae is best-known for starring with Jackie Gleason [...]
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Photo Flash: James Rado Celebrates 80th Birthday!

Monday, January 23 was the Aquarius New Moon And Chinese New Year year of the Dragon - it was also the 80th birthday of one of our national treasures - James Rado - co-author of the legendary musical Hair. Rado celebrated this milestone at The Copacabana, with a crowd of over 125 - family and friends - including original Broadway Hair cast members - Natalie Mosco, Marjorie LiPari, Robert I. Rubinsky aka Bobby The Middle-Aged Celebrity Hair alumni including Heather MacRae, Andr De Shields, Ula Hedwig, Zora Rasmussen, Dale Soules. Other guests included Luther Creek Spider-man, 25th Anniversary tour of Hair, Rent who performed excerpts from Rado's latest musical American Soldier written with brother Ted Rado at the party along with Rosalind Brown, A.D. Coughlan, Ula Hedwig, Sean Jenness, Marjorie LiPari, Michael Lynch, Natalie Mosco, Cheryl Pepsii Riley, Gordon Ramsey, Robert I. Rubinsky, Sam Underwood and Alex York.
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Celebrating Sheila MacRae's 90th in Song -- a Dynasty Ritual

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Celebrating Sheila MacRae's 90th in Song -- a Dynasty Ritual
The ageless beauty and talent Sheila MacRae will be 90 on Saturday and will be celebrating it with her daughter and my friend, Heather MacRae. Michael Alden, the Broadway producer and Tony Newfield, the actor, also will join in the celebration at the Actor’s Fund Home in Englewood, New Jersey. Together they will gather around the baby grand piano and sing showtunes such as “Oklahoma,” “Surrey With the Fringe on the Top,” “If I Loved You” and those wonderful songs made famous by Sheila and her husband Gordon. Heather and Sheila used to sing for my mother
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Feature: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (in Woody Allen's Movies)

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By Matt Singer

As far back as last February, the press began speculating about a supposed lesbian tryst between the stars of Woody Allen's new film "Vicky Christina Barcelona." Under a headline reading "Sapphic Steam," the New York Post's Page Six announced that they'd learned from an anonymous source that the scene between Scarlett Johansson and Penélope Cruz was "extremely erotic" and that when the film reached theaters audiences would "be blown away and even shocked." Various news agencies picked up the story. Some even distorted it further; one website assured its readers in no uncertain terms that "Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz will have lesbian sex in Woody Allen's new film," as if the actresses were bypassing any notion of dramatic pretense and doing the scene purely for their own sexual gratification.

Even after "Vicky Christina" played the Cannes Film Festival last May, rumors of the combustible chemistry between the stars continued,
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