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The Off-Broadway cast of Avenue Q spoofs The Lion King at the 29th Annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competition 

I had the privilege of seeing this beauty in person

View of actors in costume from a production of “Macbeth” by the W.P.A. Federal Theatre Negro Unit. The production, directed by Orson Welles, was set in 19th century Haiti. Printed on front: “Macbeth, no. 31.” Stamped on back: “Please credit W.P.A. Federal Theatre photos.” 1936.

Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Detroit Public Library

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Backstage With Kevin Spacey - New York Post

Fun video clip from opening night of The Norman Conquests. Kevin Spacey is clearly delighted and thrilled by the positive reviews ;) 

Producer Kevin Spacey gives The Post backstage access to opening night and the after-party for Broadway’s “The Norman Conquests.” http://www.nypost.com/seven/04242009/…

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This weekend the MU Theatre Department is presenting Thornton Wilder and Ken Ludwig’s adaptation of George Farquhar’s Restoration comedy, The Beaux Stratagem.  We found a couple of eighteenth-century editions of the play in our collection with interesting engraved frontispieces. It was also common in eighteenth-century plays to include a list of the actors who played each part.  The one shown here includes the names of the cast in the 1792 productions at Drury Lane and Covent Garden.

Whether or not you’re in Columbia, enjoy the show!

Farquhar, George, 1677?-1707. The beaux stratagem : a comedy / As it is acted at the Theatres-Royal in Drury Lane and Covent Garden, by His Majesty’s servants.  London : Printed for W. Johnston [etc.], 1768. PR3437 .B4 1768 

Farquhar, George, 1677?-1707. The beaux stratagem : a comedy / by Geo. Farquhar ; adapted for theatrical representation, as performed at the Theatres-Royal, Drury-Lane and Covent-Garden. Dublin : Printed for J. Chambers, for William Jones, 1792. PR1265 .J6 1795 7  

View of Maurice Ellis and Wardell Saunders (left) with other actors in a performance of “Macbeth” by the W.P.A. Federal Theatre Negro Unit. The production, directed by Orson Welles, was set in 19th century Haiti. Printed on front: “Macbeth, no. 34.” Stamped on back: “Please credit W.P.A. Federal Theatre photos.” Handwritten on back: “Wardell Saunders, Malcolm.” 1936.

Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Detroit Public Library

¡Viva Chita! A Celebration of the Iconic Performer Chita Rivera

Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero, or, known by her stage name: Chita Rivera, rose to stardom over sixty years ago during Broadway’s “Golden Age.” Rivera has copious awards, including two Tony Awards, Kennedy Center Honors (the first Latino-American ever to receive such recognition), and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. As she prepares for her seventeenth Broadway production, let us look back at a few highlights from her storied career…

West Side Story (1957)

Rivera was virtually unknown by Broadway audiences when she was cast as “Anita;” yet she quickly won her skeptics over with her “triple threat” performance repertoire, as she could dance, sing, and act (once a very rare combination for Broadway performers). Rivera was a scholarship student at George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet when she started auditioning for roles in musicals. Rivera admittedly felt like she was betraying the “high art form” of ballet for a spot on the “Great White Way.” However, Rivera knew that if she stuck with her passion she could one day serve as an example of what hard work and dedication to a craft could yield.

Bye Bye Birdie (1961)

Chita Rivera, “Spanish Rose.” Rivera returned to Broadway two years after the closing of West Side Story. She even gave an ironic yet memorable performance of “Spanish Rose” on The Ed Sullivan Show

Chicago (1975)

Rivera solidified herself as a Broadway stalwart after performing with Gwen Verndon and Liza Minelli. She made a brief cameo in the 2002 film adaptation, yet has said that prefers to perform in front of live audiences because of their varying responses to the same material, which challenges her as an artist.

Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993)

As somewhat of a departure from apolitical musicals that made her a household name, Rivera decided to take on Manuel Puig’s narrative concerning political and sexual oppression in Latin America. Although the production underwent a long development process and received mixed reviews, Rivera’s versatility as a singer and actress arguably helped the show win the 1993 Tony Award for Best Musical.

The Visit (2015)

With so many years of experience in the theatre and numerous theatrical accomplishments, Chita Rivera shows no signs of slowing down. She’ll appear alongside stageist Jason Danieley in The Visit, which opened on Broadway April 23. Get your tickets soon and witness an iconic Broadway legend who continues to inspire the next generation of theatre artists!

Also, be sure to check out Jason’s episode of Dress Up! with George B. Style, which will be premiering soon on Stage17.tv!

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Kevin Spacey and producer Sonia Friedman react to the rave reviews coming in on opening night for Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy trilogy, The Norman Conquests. April 23, 2009.  Kevin brought the play to the Circle in the Square Theatre in New York from The Old Vic, where it was a smashing success. The trilogy was directed by incoming Old Vic Artistic Director Matthew Warchus; and was nominated for 7 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play and Best Direction of a Play.  It won the Tony for Best Revival. 

On Tony day, Kevin tweeted: “Happy Tony Awards Sunday. Wishing the company of Norman Conquests a memorable & exciting night. No matter what, you are all winners to me!”