Mazzie and Danieley toast New Year with SF Symphony

Dec 22

Broadway’s first couple, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, had a pretty good 2008. He had a long run in the final Kander and Ebb musical, Curtains, and she was the Lady of the Lake in Monty Python’s Spamalot. They also criss-crossed the country doing concerts together, and he recently released his album Jason Danieley and the Frontier Heroes. The big...

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`Camelot’ glimmers on PBS

May 09

Set those DVRs. I guess KQED isn’t too concerned with the “live” part of “Live from Lincoln Center.” The concert production of Camelot that will air at noon this Sunday (May 12) was actually filmed on Thursday, May 8. But who doesn’t love show tunes on a Sunday afternoon? Consider it a Broadway brunch. Hard to complain, though,...

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An Ahrens & Flaherty weekend

Nov 12

Broadway may have been pretty quiet last Saturday night (what with the stagehands strike and all), but the Broadway show tunes were ringing sweetly through the Bay Area. More specifically the show tunes of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty were in the air on both sides of the Bay. In Berkeley, the newly formed Berkeley Playhouse opened its inaugural production,...

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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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Crazy for Mazzie

Jun 10

First, to clarify a few things: in another era, Marin Mazzie would be the biggest kind of Broadway star (think Ethel Merman or Carol Channing) and composers would be falling all over themselves to write shows for a singing actress who can do everything from broad comedy to heart-wrenching drama, all the while hitting the most glorious notes imaginable.. Another...

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