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'Of Mice and Men,' 'Aladdin,' 'Les Mis' light up Broadway this season

'Of Mice and Men,' 'Aladdin,' 'Les Mis' light up Broadway this season

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- Stage adaptations of beloved movies and literary classics are trending on Broadway this season, with productions of "Rocky," "The Bridges of Madison County," "Bullets Over Broadway," "Of Mice and Men," "Aladdin" and "A Raisin in the Sun" included in the stellar lineup of shows.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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Panther's Murphy fired

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Carolina Panthers special teams coordinator Brian Murphy has been terminated, Coach Ron Rivera said Monday.

'Cinderella' to open on B'way this winter

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" is to premiere on Broadway this winter -- 55 years after it was penned for television, producers announced.

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'Sound of Music' heads to Salzburg for first time

'Sound of Music' heads to Salzburg for first time

SALZBURG, Austria, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The Salzburg-set musical "The Sound of Music" is to be staged in the Austrian city for the first time, its producers said Thursday.

Obama gives Queen Elizabeth an iPod

LONDON, April 1 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and his family gave Queen Elizabeth II an iPod when they arrived Wednesday at London's Buckingham Palace.

Rodgers estate donates to bandshell effort

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The estate of U.S. songwriter Richard Rodgers has donated $1 million to renovate the bandshell in a New York City park, city officials say.

'Pal Joey' to be revived on Broadway

NEW YORK, March 7 (UPI) -- New York's Roundabout Theatre Company announced it is planning the first new Broadway revival of the musical "Pal Joey" in more than 30 years.

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Garner excited about 'Cyrano' role

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Jennifer Garner said she is thrilled to be starring on Broadway in the upcoming revival of "Cyrano de Bergerac."

Kline happy to return to Broadway stage

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Actor Kevin Kline says he is excited to be returning to the Broadway stage this fall in a revival of "Cyrano de Bergerac."

Garner to star in Broadway's 'Cyrano'

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Jennifer Garner has signed on to star opposite Kevin Kline in a Broadway revival of “Cyrano de Bergerac,” Variety.com reported Tuesday.

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Actress Kitty Carlisle Hart dies at 96

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Veteran actress Kitty Carlisle Hart, who visited American homes as a panelist on "What's My Line?" and "To Tell The Truth," has died in New York at 96.

Reviews mixed on Broadway show snacking

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Relaxed rules at independent theaters and nine houses owned by the Nederlander Organization are ending Broadway's prohibition on snacking during shows.

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Today is Wednesday, June 28, the 179th day of 2006 with 186 to follow.
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Casting complete for Broadway's 'Tarzan'

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Josh Strickland has won the title role in Disney's Broadway musical "Tarzan" and Jenn Gambatese will be Jane, it was announced Thursday.

Disney to air 'Once Upon a Mattress'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Tracey Ullman stars as Princess Winnifred in ABC-TV's upcoming "Wonderful World of Disney" presentation of "Once Upon a Mattress."

Start date announced for 'Tarzan' musical

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- "Tarzan" is set to swing onto Broadway next spring, says the Disney show's producer, Thomas Schumacher.
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