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ROCKing the TONYS - Japhy Weideman

Japhy Weideman

Little Rock connection: Designed the lighting for several shows at Arkansas Repertory Theatre including The Grapes of Wrath, All My Sons and… 59 more words


Tony Awards, 1979, Sweeney Todd

There was never any doubt on this one.  Not only is Sondheim the Meryl Streep of the Tony’s getting nominated for any musical urp he lets out, this movie was the trendsetter of that season. 176 more words


ROCKing the TONYs - Tallulah Bankhead

Tallulah Bankhead

Little Rock connection: Appeared at Robinson Auditorium in 1941 and 1950.

Tony Awards connection: Received a Tony nomination for Actress in a Play for her performance in… 19 more words


Tony Awards 1978, Ain't Misbehavin'

One person who, if remembered at all, simply does not get enough credit is Ms. Nell Carter.   By the time the 80′s were over, she was a sit-com walk on, but in Ain’t Misbehavin’ she was a powerhouse vocalist who went a long way to giving this show its boozy piano-rag flavor.   157 more words


Tony Awards, 1977: Annie

Many of the musicals I have revisited, I grew to like a lot more than I remembered.   Annie, however, is not one of them.  At first, while listening to this soundtrack I almost thought my mind would have changed, but unfortunately no.   254 more words


Just for Laughs Theatricals Scores at Olivier Awards in London

Just for Laughs Theatricals is laughing in London, England.  The recently launched theatrical wing of Montreal’s comedy festival headed by former Montrealer Adam Blanshay, had four co-produced shows in the running at the… 314 more words

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Tony winner Phyllis Frelich, deaf star of 'Children of a Lesser God,' dies

Phyllis Frelich, a Tony Award-winning deaf actress who starred in the Broadway version of Children of a Lesser God, has died. She was 70. 678 more words