Issue #205: January 1, 2008
the Toronto Star article on Camp Broadway!!
the Toronto Sun article on Camp Broadway!!
- Laura Linney hits the Broadway stage in
the Roundabout’s revival of Les Liaisons Dangereuses on
Well the fairy tale run of the little musical that could
has come to an end. On Dec. 30 the lights went out for the
Tony Award winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone after
632 performances. It seems that none of the recent
stunt casting (Bob Saget, Joanne Worley, Cindy Williams) could
save this Canadian gem.
may not be familiar with the name but you will know his work….choreographer Michael
Kidd, who died on December 23 at the age of 92, won five Tony Awards
back in the musical heydays for Finian’s Rainbow in 1947, Guys
and Dolls in 1951, Can-Can in 1954, Li’l Abner in
1957 and Destry Rides Again in 1960. And the film community recognized
him in 1997 with a special Academy Award in 1997 for his contribution to the
art of dance on screen. His most memorable movie was Seven Brides for
Seven Brothers a 1954 musical that had audiences gasping for breath following
the high-energy dance numbers. Kidd also performed on screen
as well; most notable was his role with Gene Kelly and Dan
Dailey as a trio of army buddies in the 1955 film It’s
Always Fair Weather. In later years he choreographed and directed television
specials and even worked on music videos for Janet Jackson.
- It is a new year and hopefully will be a year filled with exciting, innovative
and creative theatre productions. Making theatre part of your life helps
to ensure there will be this time-honoured tradition around for generations