Dolly Awar, er, Tony Awards nominations

May 05

Tony nominations came out today, and there are a couple of things that make me happy. Dolly Parton is a Tony nominee! [title of show] was not completely shout out! Some favorite actors – Jessica Hynes, Jane Fonda, Angela Lansbury, Janet McTeer, Raul Esparza, Harriet Walter, Gavin Creel, Allison Janney, Alice Ripley – were recognized. Jerry Herman is...

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Workin’! `9 to 5′ hits the stage

Sep 22

Megan Hilty (left), Allison Janney (center) and Stephanie J. Block in the world premiere of 9 to 5: The Musical at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles Music Center. The show opened amid a set snafu and abundant celebrity sightings. Photo by Craig Schwartz What a way to make a livin’! Yes, Dolly Parton, one of the world’s supreme...

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The brilliance, literally, of Dolly Parton

Aug 06

There’s no getting around the fact that for more than 40 years now, Dolly Parton has been a bright light of show business. She quickly transcended her beginnings on country radio and corny country TV shows to become a pop icon, movie star and savvy businesswoman. She’s one of the most recognizable women in the world, and the curious thing is that under...

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