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anonymous asked:

If you had to choose between old hollywood and musical theatre, which would you pick?

Old hollywood. I could argue that without old hollywood, “musical theatre” would not be what it is today. I mean, look at the roots of musical theatre: The Gershwin brothers, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Rodgers and Hart, Irving Berlin, Lerner and Lowe, Leonard Bernstein, Cole Porter, Oscar Kern, and many, MANY others. Yes, most of them got their fame through musical theatre, but if it weren’t for the fact that some of their musicals had been adapted for film, their legacy would not be what it is today. Generations upon generations count on those films as “classics” and therefore those films have a lasting legacy upon the musical theatre realm.

Old hollywood - final answer. Thanks, love!

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Chris colfer in 5 years on glee:

-got to knew stars like Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Gwyneth Paltrow, Whoopi Goldberg, Ricky Martin and many many more

-sung at the Gershwin Theatre

-won a Golden Globe

-broke several bones and got injured so often he knows all the nurses of the hospitals close to the Studios

Buuuuuuuut his most memorable moment is when he shot the ice skating scene WITH DARREN.

So, instead of studying for finals, I have compiled a list of what theatres housed each best actress in a musical Tony win up to this year. Some of these actresses have played return engagements in their roles and others stayed with shows through a theatre change, but I chose not to include those details since that would require a lot more research. So, this list is the theatre each performance originated in. I have listed the theatres as they are named in 2015, or the name they most recently had until they were demolished.

The Richard Rodgers comes in at first with a whopping nine wins. (I found it interesting that Gwen Verdon won all three of her Tonys there).

Eugene O’Neill Theatre:  Grace Hartman - “Angel in the Wings”

Richard Rodgers Theatre: Nanette Fabray  - “Love Life”

                                         Gwen Verdon - “Damn Yankees”

                                         Gwen Verdon - “New Girl in Town”

                                         Thelma Ritter  - “New Girl in Town”

                                         Gwen Verdon - “Redhead”

                                         Helen Gallagher - “No, No, Nanette”

                                         Virginia Capers- “Raisin”

                                         Bebe Neuwirth - “Chicago”

                                         Audra McDonald -“The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess”

Imperial Theatre: Ethel Merman - “Call Me Madam”

                           Anna Maria Alberghetti - “Carnival!”

                           Jennifer Holliday - “Dreamgirls”

Majestic Theatre: Mary Martin - “South Pacific”

                            Liza Minnelli - “The Act”

Winter Garden Theatre: Rosalind Russell - “Wonderful Town”

                                      Mary Martin - “Peter Pan”

                                      Angela Lansbury - “Mame”

                                      Angela Lansbury - “Gypsy”

                                      Alexis Smith - “Follies”

St. James Theatre: Gertrude Lawrence - “The King and I”

                              Carol Channing - “Hello, Dolly!”

                              Tyne Daly - “Gypsy”

                              Patti LuPone - “Gypsy”

New Century Theatre: Dolores Gray - “Carnival in Flanders”

Shubert Theatre: Judy Holliday - “Bells are Ringing”

                           Barbara Harris - “The Apple Tree”

                           Glynis Johns  - “A Little Night Music”

                           Donna McKechnie - “A Chorus Line”

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre:  Mary Martin - “The Sound of Music”

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre: Elizabeth Seal - “Irma la Douce”

                                            Donna Murphy - “Passion”

George Abbott Theatre: Diahann Carol - “No Strings”

                                      Patricia Routledge - “Darling of the Day”

Broadway Theatre: Vivien Leigh - “Tovarich”

                              Patti LuPone - “Evita”

                              Lea Sologna - “Miss Saigon”

                              LaChanze - “The Color Purple”

Neil Simon Theatre: Liza Minnelli - “Flora the Red Menace”

                                Dorothy Loudon- “Annie”

                                Donna Murphy - “The King and I”

                                Marissa Jaret Winokur - “Hairspray”

Al Hirschfeld Theatre: Leslie Uggams - “Hallelujah, Baby!”

                                   Chita Rivera - “The Rink”

                                   Joanna Gleason - “Into the Woods”

                                   Faith Prince - “Guys and Dolls”

Mark Hellinger Theatre: Angela Lansbury - “Dear World”

Palace Theatre: Lauren Bacall - “Applause”

                         Lauren Bacall - “Woman of the Year”

                         Heather Headley - “Aida”

Gershwin Theatre: Angela Lansbury - “Sweeney Todd”

                             Idina Menzel - “Wicked”

August Wilson Theatre:  Natalia Makarova - “On Your Toes”

Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre: Bernadette Peters - “Song and Dance”

                                                Cynthia Erivo - “The Color Purple”

Marquis Theatre: Maryann Plunkett - “Me and My Girl”

                           Bernadette Peters- “Annie Get Your Gun”

                           Sutton Foster - “Thoroughly Modern Millie”

Minskoff Theatre:  Ruth Brown - “Black and Blue”

                             Glenn Close - “Sunset Boulevard”

Broadhurst Theatre: Chita Rivera - “Kiss of the Spiderwoman"

Stephen Sondheim Theatre: Natasha Richardson - “Cabaret”

                                             Sutton Foster - “Anything Goes”

                                             Jessie Mueller - “Beautiful”

Lyric Theatre:  Christine Ebersole  -“42nd Street”

Vivian Beaumont Theatre: Victoria Clark - “The Light in the Piazza”

                                          Kelli O’Hara - “The King and I”

Walter Kerr Theatre: Christine Ebersole - “Grey Gardens”

                                 Catherine Zeta-Jones - “A Little Night Music”

Booth Theatre: Alice Riley - “Next to Normal”

Music Box Theatre: Patina Miller - “Pippin”

First Father’s Day

Kurt and Blaine have been fathers for two weeks.  They don’t even know what day it is when Burt and Carole show up.  Suddenly, they realize that it’s their first Father’s Day, and Burt’s got the whole day planned out for them.

1393 words.  Rated: PG

Kurt and Blaine were exhausted to put it mildly.  They were new parents.  Their daughter, Elizabeth, was just a couple weeks old.  They were trying to figure out this whole parenting thing.  Their days blended together, but they were determined not to let it get to them.  They really wanted to be the best parents ever.

One morning, the first morning that Kurt and Blaine almost got a decent amount of sleep, there was a knock on their door.  Kurt sleepily stumbled his way into their living room and opened the door.  On the other side stood Burt.

“Happy Father’s Day, Kurt,” Burt said with a smile on his face when Kurt opened the door.

“Happy Father’s Day to you too, Dad.”  Kurt looked at his dad in confusion, but the confusion didn’t last long.  Suddenly Kurt was wide awake.  “Oh my god.  It’s my first Father’s Day.”  He stepped aside and let Burt in just as Blaine was walking into the living room.

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