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  • 'Gypsy' receives impressive revival at Signature Theatre

    'Gypsy' receives impressive revival at Signature Theatre
    Rose, the world's scariest stage mother, is at it again — pushing her supposedly never-aging offspring into any spotlight to perform pathetic song-and-dance numbers she concocts; scrimping and conniving to hold the act together from town to under-...
  • Thespians by Night

    Thespians by Night
    As president of Insight 180, Wendy Baird spends most of her days in her office on Main Street in Ellicott City, crafting strategic marketing plans for area businesses. But few of her branding clients could ever guess how she spends her evenings. For a...
  • Leslie Uggams shines in CRT's 'Gypsy'

    Some in the theatre world have referred to the Connecticut Repertory Theatre's current production of "Gypsy" as "multi-racial." There has been talk of Leslie Uggams' age, 71, and whether she could pull off the role of the 40-something Mama Rose. Overall...
  • Jorgensen's 'Gypsy' A Good Rendition Of A Great Musical

    Jorgensen's 'Gypsy'  A Good Rendition Of A Great Musical
    The show: "Gypsy" at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the UConn campus in Storrs. What makes it special?: Leslie Uggams stars in the show, making her the first African American actress to take on the iconic role in an Equity production. First...
  • Cast headed by Leslie Uggams puts together CRT production of 'Gypsy'

    Cast headed by Leslie Uggams puts together CRT production of 'Gypsy'
    Leslie Uggams was the first African American to star in a regular television series. Soon, she'll debut as the first African Amercian actress to play the role of Mama Rose, a role often referred to as the King Lear of musical theater. As a teen, Uggams...
  • Laura Benanti headlines Orlando Cabaret Festival

    Laura Benanti headlines Orlando Cabaret Festival
    Laura Benanti wants a bigger audience. Not just for herself, mind you, but for all theatrical endeavors. "I'm trying to do whatever I can to bring this art form to the next generation," the singer-actress says on the phone from her home in New York....
  • Laura Benanti, Nicholas Rodriguez join Orlando Cabaret Festival

    Laura Benanti, Nicholas Rodriguez join Orlando Cabaret Festival
    Mad Cow Theatre has announced even more star power for its Orlando Cabaret Festival this spring: Tony award-winner Laura Benanti will join the lineup, which already features Tony nominee Christiane Noll. Benanti won her Tony for a star turn in the...
  • 'Inside the Dream Palace' opens door on a vivid Chelsea Hotel

    'Inside the Dream Palace' opens door on a vivid Chelsea Hotel
    Before Patti Smith, before Allen Ginsberg, before Thomas Wolfe, before O. Henry, the Chelsea Hotel was populated by 80 convivial families of various levels of wealth, brought together by an idealistic board partly inspired by a French philosopher so...
  • Burlesque laid bare in revealing new book

    "YA, know, from the way that dame walks, she would have made a damn fine stripper in her day!" So says Tessie Tura, commenting on Mama Rose, in "Gypsy." (Tessie is one of the three strippers who belt out "You Gotta Have a Gimmick!") I'VE HAD "Gypsy"...
  • Once they were all schleppers, now they're Miss Mazeppas -- stripping in the movies

    "YOUR GOAL was to be an actress, not a cheap stripper." "My sister is the actress, mother. And I'm not a 'cheap stripper.' I'm the highest paid in the business." "You won't be ready for vaudeville when it comes back." "Huh! No, I'll be dead!" So it...
  • Roger Richman dies at 69; agent represented celebrity estates

    Roger Richman dies at 69; agent represented celebrity estates
    Agent Roger Richman had a ton of celebrity clients — James Cagney, Mae West, Maria Callas, Albert Einstein, the Marx brothers, Sigmund Freud, Gypsy Rose Lee and W.C. Fields, to name a few. Contrary to expectations, none of them were overly...
  • 'Behind the Burly Q' a revealing portrait of burlesque's stars

     'Behind the Burly Q' a revealing portrait of burlesque's stars
    Alexandra the Great "48," Blaze Starr, Tempest Storm, Lili St. Cyr, Candy Cotton, Sunny Dare, Gypsy Rose Lee: The names are as exotic as the performers themselves. They belong to women who bared skin in burlesque shows, long before the practice evolved...