Music theater star Gideon dead at 52

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., May 10 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Steve Gideon, likely known best for creating the first authorized gay rendition of "Marry Me a Little," is dead at age 52, his companion says.
Stars line up for 'A Little Night Music'

Stars line up for 'A Little Night Music'

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Natasha Richardson, Christine Baranski and Vanessa Redgrave have signed on to perform at a benefit concert reading of "A Little Night Music" in New York.
Stephen Sondheim a no-show at Tonys

Stephen Sondheim a no-show at Tonys

NEW YORK, June 19 (UPI) -- Broadway musical composer Stephen Sondheim didn't attend this week's Tony Awards ceremony in New York because he was traveling in Europe.
Paul Anka to get Mercer award

Paul Anka to get Mercer award

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- U.S. entertainer Paul Anka has been chosen to receive the Johnny Mercer Award at the upcoming Songwriters Hall of Fame 2008 Awards dinner in New York.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 22, 2008.
By United Press International

Depp and Burton discuss Sweeney Todd

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. director Tim Burton and actor Johnny Depp spoke about bringing the stage to film in the new Burton movie, "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street."

Tim Burton honored at Venice Film Festival

VENICE, Italy, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Tim Burton has been honored with a lifetime achievement award at the Venice Film Festival, Variety.com reported Thursday.

'Company' moves on to PBS

NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) -- John Doyle's production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's "Company" ended its Broadway run Sunday in New York, but it will get another play on PBS.

'Utopia' wins big at Drama Desks

NEW YORK, May 21 (UPI) -- Tom Stoppard's trilogy "The Coast of Utopia" won seven honors, including outstanding drama, at the 2006-07 Drama Desk Awards at Lincoln Center in New York.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, March 22, 2007.
By United Press International

Grammys honor Baez, Booker T, the Doors

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- This year's Grammy Awards in Los Angeles presented lifetime achievement honors to several recording artists, including Joan Baez and The Doors.

'Spamalot' romps in Olivier nominations

LONDON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The musicals "Spamalot" and "Sunday in the Park with George" both took multiple nominations for the Laurence Olivier Awards in London.

'Frasier' star to headline 'My Fair Lady'

NEW YORK, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Actor Kelsey Grammer, who starred in the TV series "Frasier," is set to take on one of the leads in the New York Philharmonic's upcoming run of "My Fair Lady."

Grammy Awards to honor The Doors' career

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The iconic U.S. rock group The Doors is among several lifetime achievement honorees to be cited at the upcoming Grammy Awards.

Goodwill Event to honor Sondheim's career

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The impressive career of Tony Award-winning composer Stephen Sondheim is to be the focus of next year's Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event in California.

Donna Murphy joins 'LoveMusik' cast

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Two-time Tony award winner Donna Murphy has been chosen to headline in the epic romantic musical "LoveMusik" on Broadway this coming spring.

Sondheim musical 'Company' begins previews

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Previews began Monday for the latest Broadway revival of the musical comedy "Company" at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The 1970 work from Stephen Sondheim and George Furth stars Raul Esparza and is slated for a Nov. 29 opening night.

Actress Susan Browning dead at 65

NEW YORK, April 27 (UPI) -- Two-time Tony Award-nominee Susan Browning, who created the role of April in Broadway's "Company," has died in New York at age 65.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, March 22, the 81st day of 2006 with 284 to follow.
By United Press International

London celebrates Sondheim's 75th

LONDON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Some of the biggest names in London theater are assembling Sunday to celebrate the 75th birthday of Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim.

Actor Benzali set to issue music CD

LOS ANGELES, May 6 (UPI) -- "NYPD Blue" and "Murder One" actor Daniel Benzali is returning to his roots as a singer with a new CD of American pop standards.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, March 22, the 81st day of 2005 with 284 to follow.
By United Press International

Feature: Hey kids, let's put on a show

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A new PBS documentary, "Children Will Listen," follows the creation of a musical comedy production by a group of Washington, D.C.-area students -- and makes a pitch for public officials to restore funding for the arts in public schools.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Mandy Patinkin extends NYC one-man show

NEW YORK, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Tony and Emmy Award-winning performer Mandy Patinkin has extended his performances at New York's Dodger Stages, an Off-Broadway theater complex.

Booth acting family in vogue again

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- "The Booth Variations," a multi-media piece about the Booth acting clan, brought a member of the family to the New York stage for the second time this year.
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