Silence speaks very loudly, and non-action is also an act.
—  Theodore Bikel, renowned actor, folk singer and activist, explaining why he participated in the Civil Rights struggle in the 1960s. Bikel was known for his role as Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof,” which he played more than 2,000 times. He died Tuesday at the age of 91. While closely identified with Israel and with Jewish life, he was also an outspoken critic of Israeli policy, especially a pending measure to forcibly relocate some 40,000 Bedouin Arabs from their ancestral lands.
Sterling's Upstairs Announces 9th Year Anniversary Celebration With Broadway, Pop and Great American Songbook Concerts!
By BWW News Desk

Feeling so fortunate to be attending my fifth sold-out JLY show at Sterling’s with my friends. As micheleybwrites says, “Gonna be a par-tay!!”   =)

Can’t wait to see you all again, dt-analyticalthinker  micheleybwrites  norcalblueeyes  elevenoclocknumber  cheryllblevens  truthbearsbelieving  jlyfannancym  murphlyn  dkoposts  pollymccord  blueeyesgirl-me  jenjacob47  candleboxheart

johnlloydyoungfriends  thanks for giving us so many more occasions to celebrate!  =)
Sterling's Upstairs Announces 9th Year Anniversary Celebration With Broadway, Pop and Great American Songbook Concerts!
Founded by BroadwayWorld TV's own Michael Sterling (On-air Producer and Host for live entertainment news events in Los Angeles), Sterling's Upstairs first opened its doors at the renowned Vitello's Restaurant in Studio City, CA. where it single handedly brought back to Los Angeles the art of intimate upscale cabaret concerts which had all but vanished from the cultural scene in movie town, USA. However, in due time, the venue was whole heartedly embraced by enthusiasts of LA's performing arts community and continued to thrive for 6 successful years in a former storage room that was transformed by Sterling into a true supper club environment.
By BWW News Desk

“Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young (Jersey Boys) returns in My Turn on August 10th, marking his 5th sold-out, record-setting, headlining appearance at the club since October, 2014.”

Congratulations JLY - keep setting those records.  Everyone who is going to the show is in for an amazing night. Having witnessed the magic myself, I am not surprised that you sold out so quickly - so happy for you.  Wishing you many more sold out shows in a variety of venues, and will be there in spirit with all of my friends.  :o)

Every day is like a blast of fresh air when more and more Broadway stars, celebrities, and audiences are falling in love with Darren Criss at the same break-neck speed that we did. I’ll always feel blessed to have seen him star in Hedwig, even once. Go Dare! Spread the love!

Never Make Fun of those who do High School Theatre...

Many People can pick on those who do theatre in High School, especially boys who participate.  Boys can get teased and picked on, often getting their sexuality labeled by others even if it isn’t true. However, those who make fun are usually unaware of how many of their favorite Hollywood Stars started their acting careers by doing theatre in high school.  

Here’s a list of Hollywood “hotties” who got their start in High School Theatre. 

1) Ansel Elgort 

Ansel went to a performing arts program at Laguardia High School in Manhattan New York.  In high school he did theatre, as well as star in an Off-Broadway Play, Regrets at just 17 years old. 

2) Ashton Kutcher 

Ashton Kutcher played the role of Mushnik in his high school’s production of Little Shop of Horrors.

3)  Zac Efron 

Zac Efron got his start in high school theatre, and was even recommended to his first agent by his drama teacher.  He also did community theatre as well as high school productions. 

4) Hugh Jackman

There’s no question Hugh Jackman is one very talented man who has continued to incorporate stage acting in his career.  However, did you know he too started by doing high school theatre?  He stared in My Fair Lady in 1985. 

(Here’s a high school photo unrelated to theatre)

5) Jack Black

I was surprised to learn Jack Black got his start performing in High School as well.  

His senior year he played the role of Pippin in Pippin! 

6) Steve Carell

Steve Carell played this old man in the production of You Can’t Take It With You. (talk about a great makeup department!) 

Never make fun of people for participating in what they enjoy doing.  Doing theatre isn’t “Gay”, it’s great training for those who desire to perform and become great actors.  You also never know what person in your local high school theatre will turn into the next big celebrity! 

Theatre appreciation post made by hollyvirginia blog 

Lupita Nyong’o To Star In Off-Broadway Production

Lupita Nyong’o To Star In Off-Broadway Production

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Lupita Nyong’o will soon be heading to New York to star in Eclipsed, an off-Broadway play written by The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira.

Eclipsed takes place in post-colonial Africa, and it follows the journey of a group of women who are abducted and forced to become the wives of a rebel commander near the end of the Liberian Civil War in 2003.

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Farewell to Austrian-American actor, folk singer, musician, and composer Theodore Bikel (1924-2015), who passed away yesterday at the age of 91. He made his film debut in The African Queen (1951) and was nominated for an Academy award for his role in The Defiant Ones (1958). On Broadway he originated the role of Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music in 1959 and since his first appearance as Tevye in the musical Fiddler on the Roof in 1967, Bikel has performed the role more often than any other actor (more than 2,000 times to date). In My Own Lifetime: 12 Musical Theater Classics CD with booklet hand-signed by Theodore Bikel. Brand new. Includes many of his best known songs including “Sunrise, Sunset” and “If I Were a Rich Man”. Authenticity guaranteed for life by Collector’s Shangri-La.

Tootsie's Celebrates 55th Birthday with Free Broadway Concert & MAJOR Country Acts!

.@tootsiesnet b-day bash FREE concert Oct. 21 feat. @RandyHouser @jamey_johnson @TerriClarkMusic @T_RoyMG & more

Nashville’s legendary honky-tonk Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge will celebrate its 55th birthday in Downtown Nashville on Wednesday, Oct. 21 with a FREE Broadway street-party. As part of the celebration, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge will feature entertainment on the outdoor Broadway stage throughout the day.   The event will include performances by Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, one half Country duo Montgomery…

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I cropped my sister out on the top right one for privacy reasons…yep
So I was tagged for the beautiful person challenge by matthewdaddahrio ❤️
so here we have the two on top where I actually look kinda nice respectively titled “Gabi with makeup and contacts” and “Gabi in a dress” (you better line up before I’m taken by a fictional character, famous celebrity, or Broadway actor<<< that was a joke but I wish it weren’t) and then this lovely one on the bottom which i call “Gabi in recluse mode”. That’s the mode I’m in 90% of the time which is why I’m still single. But that’s okay. Because relationships are too much work for me and the idea honestly scares me a bit. Yay! So now you know what I look like and you know a bit more about me.
I’m going to tag some people but if you don’t feel like doing it I’ll let you off the hook this time. You’re welcome. But seriously don’t feel like you have to
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I was tagged by got-a-feelin-bout-the-headline to complete the Get to Know Me tag.

Name: Abby

Tumblr Username: katherineplumber-the-reporter

Age: 14

Where You Live: California

Hair Color: Brown

Eye Color: Brown

Height: 5′4ish

Favorite Fandom: Newsies/Broadway

Celebrity Crush: Ben Tyler Cook

Favorite Color: Bright Red

Book Crush: Benjamin Burrows from the Apothecary

WYR Eat a Hippo Or Never Read Again: eat a hippo I suppose??

Twilight or Harry Potter: Harry Potter

Team Aspen or Maxon: No idea what that is

Single or Taken: Single

Ever Been Drunk or High: nope

What’s the Worst Thing You’ve Ever Done: probably getting super jealous

I tag whoever would like to do it! :)