'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

Elderly woman drew gun to ward off unwanted shoveler

CENTRALVILLE, Mass., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Police in Massachusetts said a man who demanded money from an elderly woman for shoveling her driveway decided to leave when she retrieved her gun.
79-year-old Massachusetts woman pulls gun on man who shoveled her driveway

79-year-old Massachusetts woman pulls gun on man who shoveled her driveway

LOWELL, Mass., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- A 79-year-old Massachusetts woman reportedly pulled a gun on a man who shoveled her driveway without asking and then demanded cash.
Evan Bleier
'Rocky' musical to open on Broadway in February

'Rocky' musical to open on Broadway in February

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia-set, boxing-themed musical "Rocky" is to open on Broadway in February, Nederlander Theatres announced.
Finneran to play Miss Hannigan in 'Annie'

Finneran to play Miss Hannigan in 'Annie'

NEW YORK, May 25 (UPI) -- Two-time Tony Award-winner Katie Finneran is to play Miss Hannigan in the upcoming Broadway revival of "Annie," the show's producers said Friday.

Orphan 'Annie' finds Broadway home

NEW YORK, May 21 (UPI) -- The producers of the upcoming stage revival of "Annie" say the production will be housed at the Palace Theatre on Broadway.
'Rocky' musical headed to Broadway

'Rocky' musical headed to Broadway

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) -- A stage musical based on Sylvester Stallone's 1976 Oscar-winning boxing movie "Rocky" is heading to Broadway, The New York Times reported.

James Lapine to direct 'Annie' revival

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- James Lapine has signed on to direct the planned fall 2012 Broadway revival of "Annie," the musical's producers announced Thursday.
'Annie' Broadway revival in the works

'Annie' Broadway revival in the works

NEW YORK, June 8 (UPI) -- A new production of the musical "Annie" is scheduled to open on Broadway in Fall 2012, the show's producers announced.
'Cry-Baby' stage musical to weep on B'way

'Cry-Baby' stage musical to weep on B'way

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A new stage musical based on John Waters' 1990 film "Cry-Baby" is to begin performances on Broadway later this year, Playbill.com reported.

'Young Frankenstein' gets Seattle premiere

SEATTLE , Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The new Mel Brooks musical "Young Frankenstein" premieres on stage in Seattle before heading to Broadway this fall, said Playbill.com.

'Producers' bows out of Broadway scene

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- The curtain fell for the last time Sunday on the hit musical comedy "The Producers," which closed three days after its sixth anniversary on New York's Broadway.

'Producers' to end Broadway run

NEW YORK, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- "The Producers," Mel Brooks' musical version of his movie by the same name, will close April 22 after a six-year, record-setting run on New York's Broadway.

Brooks to revisit 'Frankenstein' on-stage

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Plans are reported to be forging ahead to bring Mel Brooks' classic film parody "Young Frankenstein" to the Broadway stage.

Brooks mulls 'Young Frank' stage version

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Legendary producer Mel Brooks of "The Producers" fame is working on a Broadway version of his 1974 comedy "Young Frankenstein."
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Thomas Meehan (21 March 1826 Potters Bar, which was in Middlesex at the time and is now in Hertfordshire, England – 19 November 1901), was a noted British-born nurseryman, botanist and author. He worked as a Kew gardener in 1846–1848, and thereafter he moved to Germantown in Philadelphia. He was the founder of Meehan’s Monthly (1891–1901) and editor of Gardener’s Monthly (1859–1888).

Meehan grew up on the Isle of Wight. His interest in plants was sparked by his father, who was a gardener. He published his first botanical contribution at age fourteen, which led to his membership of the Wernernian Society. His knowledge and skills resulted in his securing a position at Kew Gardens from 1846 to 1848, where he was influenced by William Jackson Hooker.

Meehan travelled to Philadelphia in 1848 and worked for the owner of Bartram's Garden, who was pioneer locomotive builder Andrew M. Eastwick (1811–1879) and who, with Thomas De Kay and Joseph Harrison, had contracted to build the first railroad in Russia . Meehan started a nursery in partnership with William Saunders in Germantown near Philadelphia, where he lived with his family for the rest of his life. When his business with Saunders ended, he started Meehan’s Nurseries, which became Thomas Meehan & Sons in 1896. His three sons Thomas B. Meehan, Mendelson Meehan and J. Franklin Meehan also had notable careers while they ran the nursery. J. Franklin designed parks and golf courses including Spring Ford Country Club, Ashborne Country Club and North Hills (originally called Edge Hill Golf Club). He left Edge Hill to design Sandy Run Country Club, where he also served as its first president.

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