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Archive for November, 2010

13 Docs That Theatre Lovers Should Know

Monday, November 29th, 2010

After yesterday’s lengthy survey of fictional films about theatre, I would be remiss in not sharing with you a baker’s dozen documentaries about theatre, most of which are probably even more obscure than some of their fictional counterparts. Unlike the films cited yesterday, which stretch over an almost 80 year period of filmmaking, the oldest [...]

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37 Flicks Theatre Lovers Should Know

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Last week, the good folks at Theatermania.com posted a story entitled “15 Flicks for Theater Lovers,” which quickly caught my eye. I must confess to disappointment when I read the story, only because that title led me to believe it would be a recounting of great movies about the theatre. Instead, it was about upcoming [...]

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The Making of “Jelly’s Last Jam” (SDCF #60)

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

The Making of Jelly’s Last Jam In November 1992, SDC Foundation hosted a conversation with the creative team behind Jelly’s Last Jam on Broadway: George C. Wolfe (book and direction), Hope Clarke (choreography), Susan Birkenhead (lyrics), Luther Henderson (music arrangement and additional music), Robin Wagman (set design) and Jules Fischer (lighting design) to discuss their [...]

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Judith Light (DSC #295)

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Judith Light From Lombardi. Lombardi‘s leading lady Judith Light talks about her research into both the role and the real-life Marie Lombardi, and whether she thinks Lombardi is a “football play.” She also talks about her early training at Carnegie Mellon University; her first professional job, touring European military bases in Guys and Dolls during [...]

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Is Broadway America’s National Theatre?

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

“Mr. Roth,” the tweet went, “What kind of system is needed to feed the truly great theatre all over America to Broadway?” Until I saw that, I had no intention of writing a semi-sequel to my blog post of last week, “This Blog is Prior to Broadway.” But despite the fact that I am not [...]

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