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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 23, 2013.
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Musical 'Pippin' headed back to Broadway this spring

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The American Repertory Theater's 40th anniversary production of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's "Pippin" is to open on Broadway this spring.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 23, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 23, 2008.
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Broadway music arranger Howard dead at 80

ENGLEWOOD, N.J., May 4 (UPI) -- Dance music arranger Peter Howard, highly regarded for his work on several Broadway hits, has died of pneumonia in Englewood, N.J., at the age of 80.

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UPI almanac for Saturday, June 23, 2007.

Casting director Michael Shurtleff dies

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Michael Shurtleff, a leading casting director for Broadway and Hollywood, died in his Los Angeles home after a series of health issues at 86. Shurtleff was one of the most powerful people in the business aspects of Broadway during in the 1960s and 1970s,

Usher eying return to Broadway's 'Chicago'

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Hip hop singer Usher is set to return to a Broadway production of "Chicago" after being out of the hit musical since Friday with an illness.

Bartlett to return to 'Chicago' production

NEW YORK, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Stage actor Rob Bartlett is set to return to the Broadway production of the U.S. musical "Chicago" to take over the role of tense husband Amos Hart.

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Today is Friday, June 23, the 174th day of 2006 with 191 to follow.
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'Liza with a Z' is restored for Showtime

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The 1972 Emmy Award-winning TV special "Liza with a Z" has been restored for a theatrical viewing and airing on the premium cable channel Showtime.

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Today is Thursday, June 23, the 174th day of 2005 with 191 to follow.
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'Sweet Charity' to close in Boston

BOSTON, March 26 (UPI) -- A revival of the musical "Sweet Charity," about a prostitute with a heart of gold, will not make it to Broadway, instead closing in Boston, producers said.

Barney Martin, Seinfeld's 'dad,' dies

NEW YORK, March 24 (UPI) -- Barney Martin, a former police detective who became an actor and wound up as Jerry Seinfeld's dad on the "Seinfeld" sitcom, has died. He was 82.

Broadway legend Cy Coleman dies at 75

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Cy Coleman, the legendary composer of such Broadway show tunes as "Big Spender" and "If They Could See Me Now," has died at 75.
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Bob Fosse
NYP99011505 -15 JANUARY 1999 -NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Actor Roy Schneider, who played the role of Bob Fosse in the film "All That Jazz", leaves the Broadhurst Theatre, January 14th, after attending the opening night performance of the Broadway musical "Fosse" which celebrates the dances created by the late actor/dancer/choregrapher. ep/Ezio Petersen UPI

Robert Louis “Bob” Fosse (June 23, 1927 – September 23, 1987) was an American actor, dancer, musical theater choreographer, director, screenwriter, film editor and film director. He won an unprecedented eight Tony Awards for choreography, as well as one for direction. He was nominated for an Academy Award four times, winning for his direction of Cabaret (beating Francis Ford Coppola for The Godfather). He was closely identified with his third wife, Broadway dancing star Gwen Verdon. She was both the dancer/collaborator/muse upon whom he choreographed much of his work and, together with dancer/choreographer Ann Reinking, a significant guardian of the Fosse legacy after his death.

Fosse was born in Chicago, Illinois, to a Norwegian father and Irish mother, the second youngest of six children. He teamed up with Charles Grass, another young dancer, and began a collaboration under the name The Riff Brothers. They toured theatres throughout the Chicago area. Eventually Fosse was hired for Tough Situation, which toured military and naval bases in the Pacific.

Fosse moved to New York with the ambition of being the next Fred Astaire. His appearance with his first wife and dance partner Mary Ann Niles (1923–1987) in Call Me Mister brought him to the attention of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Fosse and Niles were regular performers on Your Hit Parade during its 1950-51 season, and during this season Martin and Lewis caught their act in New York's Pierre Hotel and scheduled them to appear on the Colgate Comedy Hour. His early screen appearances included Give A Girl A Break, The Affairs of Dobie Gillis and Kiss Me Kate, all released in 1953. A short sequence that he choreographed in the latter (and danced with Carol Haney) brought him to the attention of Broadway producers.

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