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Carnival!-Charming

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
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The charm of this 1961 Broadway musical rises to the surface with Musicals Tonight’s low tech, few frills production. Both story and score hold up.

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The Way I Am – A New Light Shimmers in Cabaret

Monday, April 1st, 2013
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Eva Kantor fills a stage with fresh air. From songs made conversational to warm patter, sincerity anchors her debut solo show. Here I stand at

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The Company- The Brotherhood of Man 2

The Broadway Musicals of 1961

Thursday, March 14th, 2013
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… President Kennedy announced we’d put a man on the moon before the end of the decade, the Berlin Wall was built, our first troops

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Margaret Loesser Robinson, Patrick Cummings, Cliff Bemis

New Girl in Town—A Pleasant Chestnut
Gets a Terrific Production

Thursday, July 26th, 2012
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Eugene O’Neill’s 1927 play Anna Christie, New Girl in Town, is a melodrama about a prostitute who returns home to the sea captain father she

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Rain, Rain Go Away

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
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You have a closet filled with carefully selected clothes and a beige trench coat older than…well, we won’t go there, or a poncho you use

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Extra! Extra Anita Gillette: After All…

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
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Baby June* had nothing on this 5’2” (well almost) red headed bundle of dynamite. With fifty years in theater, television, and film under her pave

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Billy Stritch & Tom Gamblin

Leading Cabaret Venue Celebrates Its Own

Sunday, December 11th, 2011
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Thursday night, December 8, one of the city’s leading, newly spiffed up cabaret venues threw its first annual Artist Appreciation Holiday Party honoring performers and

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Sigali

Sigali Hamberger: A Toast to Ava Gardner

Sunday, August 7th, 2011
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Ninety per cent of the way through Sigali Hamberger ‘s very personal retelling of Ava Gardner’s tumultuous life, she stands at the back of the

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