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WAT’s Proust Questionnaire: Jan Maxwell –
Broadway’s Best to Rule in The Castle

Friday, June 21st, 2013
by on Woman Around Town

Jan Maxwell is Broadway royalty, only one of two actresses in history (the other is Angela Lansbury) to receive a Tony nomination in all four

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Talley’s Folly – A Captivating Two-Hander

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
by on Playing Around

Danny Burstein has the audience at “hello.” Delivering a prologue that breaches the fourth wall with candid sincerity, the actor sweeps us up in Matt

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The Morini Strad Doesn’t Fiddle Around

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
by on Playing Around

I’m suggesting a new opening for The Morini Strad, one which I think would hold the attention of the audience without giving away the plot.

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I Won’t Sing a Sondheim Song…or Will I?

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
by on Playing Around

Experiencing Eric Michael Gillett perform Stephen Sondheim, whom even the writer’s ardent fans (I among them) have heard interpreted ad nauseam, is not redundant. That’s

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Hats Off to Barbara Cook and Michael Feinstein

Friday, December 2nd, 2011
by on Playing Around

“Hats off/Here she comes/that beautiful girl/That’s what /you’ve been waiting for…” *sings Michael Feinstein, top hat in hand, as he escorts Barbara Cook to the

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Follies Revival Is A Little Demented
—Or Am I Losing My Mind?

Monday, September 19th, 2011
by on Playing Around

There’s something about an empty old theater. If you sit quietly, you can almost feel the characters, stuck in their limbo of almost-existence long after

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I’m Still Here: A Profile of Jean-Claude Baker

Monday, May 9th, 2011
by on Living Around

“Good times and bum times, I’ve seen them all/And, my dear, I’m still here.” Stephen Sondheim – from Follies Jean-Claude Baker, the adopted son of American

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I Went To A Marvelous Party* A Profile of Simon Green

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010
by on Playing Around

Simon Green was in Manchester happily playing Whizzer in March of the Falsettos (by William Finn), which was scheduled to move to The West End.

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