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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2003 4:44 pm 
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In the Hartford Courant:

More Broadway Musicals Waiting In The Wings

By FRANK RIZZO, Courant Staff Writer

Is Broadway having fun yet?

Last year, New York's theater season began with a non-traditional early bang in August with the happy hit "Hairspray," which sustained its popularity throughout the season and won an armful of Tony Awards the following June. It was soon followed by the dance hit "Movin' On."

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Complete Cast of Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman's 'Harmony' Announced

By KENNETH JONES
Playbill

Bruce Sussman penned book and lyrics for the show, with music by Manilow. The work focuses on the Comedian Harmonists, a popular real-life singing group that was popular in Europe 70 years ago. The pre-Broadway tryout begins Nov. 25 at the Forrest Theatre in Philly.
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Walter Bobbie in Talks to Return as Director of Broadway-Bound 'Charity'

By ROBERT SIMONSON
Playbill

Sweet Charity's twisting road to Broadway has taken another turn. The Broadway-bound revival may re-recruit Walter Bobbie as director.

"We're in talks for Walter's return to the show," said a representative for the director. "Let's say we're starting where we left off."
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Theater Review: the Boy from Oz

By FRANK SCHECK
Reuters

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - The late Australian entertainer-songwriter Peter Allen, whose theatrical career hit a major stumbling block with his self-penned musical debacle "Legs Diamond," would no doubt have loved knowing that his life would receive the full Broadway musical treatment, starring no less than one of moviedom's hottest hunks.
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'OZ' ALL ABOUT HUGH

By CLIVE BARNES
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The show in question is "The Boy From Oz," which opened last night starring a dazzling Hugh Jackman (news).

"Oz" tells the story of the popular Australian entertainer Peter Allen - onetime protg of Judy Garland (news), later husband of Garland's daughter Liza Minnelli (news) - who died in 1992, at age 48, of AIDS (news - web sites).
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Hugh Jackman Can't Save 'Boy From Oz'

By MICHAEL KUCHWARA
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NEW YORK - Trust Judy to come up with the best advice. "You're an OK opener, kid. But ultimately people want to see a human being," the great Garland tells entertainer Peter Allen in "The Boy From Oz," the new Broadway musical celebrating the gay Australian songwriter who helped define the disco era of the late 1970s and 1980s.
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'Abelard and Heloise,' the Musical, Gets NYC Readings With Robert Evan; Barre Directs

By KENNETH JONES
Playbill

The romantic musical will make a comeback in the era of Hairspray and The Producers when a reading of Abelard and Heloise is heard this fall.

Gabriel Barre (Summer of '42, Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party) directs the private presentation of the new musical about the 12th-century religious lovers, known for their letters in the age when romantic love was not widely expressed. Famously torn apart by the church, they were only reunited centuries later when Napoleon's Josephine reunited their remains in a grave.
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Till the Clouds Roll By: Jerome Kern's 'Oh, Boy!' Gets NYC Concert by York

By KENNETH JONES
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The 2003-04 season of Musicals in Mufti begins Oct. 17-19 with a concert run of Jerome Kern's Oh, Boy!, his 1917 collaboration with Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse.

The company includes Hunter Bell (as George), Bridget Beirne (as Lou-Ellen), Viola Harris (as Aunt Penelope), Darrie Lawrence (as Mrs. Carter), Vanessa Lemonides (as Jacky), Randy Redd (as Simms), Jim Stanek (as Jim), Elizabeth Stanley (as Jane), Tom Toner (as Briggs) and Miki #### (as Polly).
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From Boy George to Boy from Oz
By Tony Vellela for The Christian Science Monitor

NEW YORK – Consider some words in the titles from Broadway's most compelling new offerings. They almost tell the story of what's happening halfway through this tumultuous season: "retreat," "wicked," "taboo," and "never."
The Great White Way has weathered a battery of upheavals in recent months. One highly anticipated drama closed after one performance ("The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All" starring Ellen Burstyn).

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Rare Broadway pedigree

By MICHAEL PHILLIPS
The Chicago Tribune
January 18, 2004

"If we can't come up with stuff that's new and fabulous and different that also sells tickets, well . . . whose fault is that?"

A dashing, somewhat fidgety amalgam of George Hamilton and Anthony Perkins, 39-year-old composer/lyricist Adam Guettel is explaining to a Monday night Goodman Theatre audience why Broadway gets the musicals it deserves. The discussion is titled "Musical Theater in the 21st Century." To many aficionados, Guettel -- grandson of Richard Rodgers, the composer who set so much of Broadway's agenda for so much of the previous century -- represents the most accomplished exemplar of the form, even without an actual Broadway show on his resume.
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'Aida' in de Nile after its touring barge sinks

By ROBERT HOFLER
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January 29, 2004

NEW YORK - "Aida" won't be taking the non-Equity route down the Nile.

Big League Theatricals has canceled its upcoming tour of the popular Broadway show by Elton John (news) and Tim Rice, which was set to go out in September.

Big League's Dan Sher said the decision was made after his producing org failed to reach an agreement with Actors' Equity.
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Broadway's Season of Name-Dropping

By JESSE McKINLEY
The New York Times
July 31, 2004

And of course, on the city's biggest stage of all — Broadway — summertime means you will inevitably find a bevy of former television stars, lapsed pop idols and other vaguely familiar names.
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Top musicals draw heavily on recent (and not-so-recent) popular movies
by JACK ZINK for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel

But the biggest gains in popularity in recent years have been through the newer breeds of musicals, primarily adaptations from hit movies and the ever-transforming jukebox musicals.

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