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Harold Ramis -- 'Ghostbusters' writer, co-star -- dead at 69

Harold Ramis -- 'Ghostbusters' writer, co-star -- dead at 69

CHICAGO, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Comic actor, director and writer Harold Ramis died Monday in Chicago after a long battle with autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, TMZ reported. He was 69.
Andrea Martin to star in 'Noises Off'

Andrea Martin to star in 'Noises Off'

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Broadway veteran Andrea Martin will headline a new revival of the classic comedy "Noises Off" put on by the Roundabout Theatre Company in January.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.
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Andrea Martin to star in NBC comedy series 'Working the Engels'

Andrea Martin to star in NBC comedy series 'Working the Engels'

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- NBC says it is co-producing 12 episodes of the half-hour comedy series "Working the Engels" with Canada's Halfire-CORE Entertainment and Shaw Media.
Andrea Martin leaving 'Pippin' for new TV show

Andrea Martin leaving 'Pippin' for new TV show

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Andrea Martin will leave the Broadway musical "Pippin" next month to start work on the new television series "Working the Engels," which will tape in Toronto.
'Kinky Boots,' 'Pippin,' 'Vanya,' 'Woolf' win big at Tony Awards

'Kinky Boots,' 'Pippin,' 'Vanya,' 'Woolf' win big at Tony Awards

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- "Kinky Boots," the feel-good story about a British factory that produces fabulous shoes for drag queens, was named Best Musical at the Tony Awards in New York.
Broadway's 'Pippin' to begin national tour in 2014

Broadway's 'Pippin' to begin national tour in 2014

NEW YORK, May 15 (UPI) -- The Broadway production of "Pippin" will kick off its U.S. tour in September 2014 at the Buell Theatre in Denver, producers announced.
'Pippin,' 'Kinky Boots' are big Outer Critics Circle Award winners

'Pippin,' 'Kinky Boots' are big Outer Critics Circle Award winners

NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) -- "Pippin" has won a leading seven Outer Critics Circle Awards, including the Outstanding Revival of a Musical prize, it was announced in New York.

List of nominees for 2013 Tony Awards

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- The musicals "Matilda" and "Kinky Boots" were among the leading nominees when the 2013 Tony Award nominations were announced in New York Tuesday.
Gyllenhaal, Falco up for Drama League Awards

Gyllenhaal, Falco up for Drama League Awards

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- The Drama League nominated the New York musicals "Dogfight," "Here Lies Love" and "Kinky Boots" for its Best Musical Award Tuesday.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012.
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James Marsters joins 'Inches' pilot

James Marsters joins 'Inches' pilot

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- James Marsters, Andrea Martin and Stephanie Jacobsen have joined the cast of Syfy's 90-minute pilot "Three Inches," the U.S. television network said.
Original 'Second City' cast reunites

Original 'Second City' cast reunites

CHICAGO, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Actor Martin Short said there was "joy" when the original cast members from "Second City Television" reunited in Chicago

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008.
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Andrea Louise Martin (born January 15, 1947) is an American actress and comedienne.

Martin, the oldest of three children, was born in Portland, Maine, of Armenian heritage, in 1947. Her father owned Martins, a grocery store. Her early success was found in Canada. Two of her first prominent roles were in 1973's Cannibal Girls and then as the bookish sorority sister Phyllis in Black Christmas, another Canadian slasher film from 1974. Two years later, she joined then-unknowns John Candy, Dave Thomas, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Harold Ramis and Joe Flaherty on the Canadian sketch comedy television series, SCTV, which was set at fictional television station "Second City Television", or SCTV, in Melonville. Martin most notably portrayed leopard-print-wearing station manager Edith Prickley, whose dealings with the staff, including president/owner Guy Caballero, clueless newscaster Earl Camembert, and washed-up actor Johnny LaRue, helped to provide much of the show's humor. Her other memorable characterizations included repressed sexologist Dr. Cheryl Kinsey, insecure self-affirmation guru Libby Wolfson, pidgin-tongued janitress Pirini Scleroso, tone-deaf children's entertainer Mrs. Falbo, Texan curio pitchwoman Edna Boil, and impossibly tight-jeaned Melba, the Disco Queen. Her talent for impersonation was key in her humorous portrayals of such luminaries as Barbra Streisand, Ethel Merman, Arlene Francis, Sally Field, Sophia Loren, Beverly Sills, Lynn Redgrave, Linda Lavin, Bernadette Peters, Liza Minnelli, Connie Francis, Mother Teresa, Alice B. Toklas and Indira Gandhi.

Her early stage work was with the improvisational comedy troupe The Second City. In 1992, she made her Broadway debut in the musical My Favorite Year, for which she won the Tony Award, Theatre World Award, and Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Additional Broadway credits include Candide (1997) and Oklahoma! (2002)—both of which brought her Tony nominations—and Fiddler on the Roof (2005). She recently performed in Young Frankenstein as Frau Blücher, a role for which she received another Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a musical. Martin left the cast on July 6, 2008, and was replaced by Beth Leavel. Martin is currently starring alongside Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon in the Broadway revival of Exit the King which plays at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre from March 7 to June 14, 2009.

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