Little Edie sings! `Grey Garden’s comes to TheatreWorks

Aug 19

Beth Glover is Edith “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale in the TheatreWorks production of Grey Gardens, the first since the original closed on Broadway. Photo by David Allen For Beth Glover, Grey Gardens is al all-you-can-Edie experience. The veteran actress plays Big Edie and in Grey Gardens, the musical based on the 1975 documentary of the same name. In Act...

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Show tunes and fireworks

Jul 06

Every year around the Fourth of July, I like to celebrate something entirely American: the musical. I’m a little late this year, but it’s my patriotic duty. So here, better late than never, are some show tune suggestions to get you through the summer. Of course the original cast album of the moment is Spring Awakening (Decca Broadway). The Duncan...

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Tony’s winning quartet

Jun 11

A salute to the big musical winners from Sunday’s Tony Awards: (from left) Frank Langella, best actor for Frost/Nixon, Christine Ebersole, best actress for Grey Gardens, Julie White, best actress for The Little Dog Laughed and David Hyde Pierce, best actor for Curtains. The number from Mary Poppins, a little “Chim Chim Cheree,” “Step in...

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Tony party planning

May 29

OK, people, time to start planning those Tony Award viewing parties for Sunday, June 10 on CBS. We’ve got to get those dismal ratings up, so if you’re having people over, make sure they’re still setting their TiVos (and VCRs if you’re archaic) to record the telecast. If you’re a Nielsen family, do some creative figuring and say you...

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