Stephen Flaherty sings!

Nov 06

Sometimes you do everything you can do to be an organized person. Then the universe has other plans. Take, for instance, Stephen Flaherty, the composer behind such Broadway musicals as Ragtime, Once on This Island and Seussical the Musical. He and his writing partner, Lynn Ahrens, made plans about two years ago to create and appear in a short-run revue of their work...

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Review: `Annie Get Your Gun’

Sep 23

Opened Sept. 22, 2007 at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center Broadway by the Bay hits musical target with Annie Get Your Gun There’s simply no business like Irving Berlin’s show business: grit, glitter, grins and some of the best, most buoyant musical theater tunes ever to hit a stage. Perhaps Berlin’s best overall package is Annie Get Your Gun, which opened...

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Duggan gets his gun

Sep 21

Parents get dragged into the darndest things by their kids. Aw, c’mon, Dad, you know you want to do it. C’mon, Mom, it’s really fun! For John Duggan (above, center), it didn’t take too much arm-twisting for his twin sons, Mikhail and Nikolai — Khail and Nik to their friends — to pull him back into the world of theater. Though he...

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First a tea cup, then stardom

Jul 12

Remember the name James Zongus. You just might be able to say you knew him when. Though only 12 years old, James, a Foster City resident, has been performing for nearly a decade, and his story is strikingly familiar if you know the song “I Can Do That” from A Chorus Line. Like the kid in the song, James would follow his two older sisters to dance class,...

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Evan Pappas injured

Feb 27

Daly City native Evan Pappas, who directed Seven Brides for Seven Brothers last year for San Mateo’s Broadway by the Bay, was seriously injured in a car accident Feb. 19 while in Phoenix, Az., a tour stop for the production of On Golden Pond in which he played dentist Bill Ray. Playbill.com reports that the 48-year-old actor/director and fellow cast member Kate...

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