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'Spaceballs' TV series planned

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Plans are under way in Hollywood for a TV version of Mel Brooks' 1987 sci-fi spoof "Spaceballs," Daily Variety said Thursday.

'Bombay Dreams' rewritten for Broadway

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- "Bombay Dreams," a British hit musical, will open on Broadway April 29 drastically overhauled for an American audience. The show, written by Meera Syal with music by A.R. Rahman, was a hit in London thanks in part to the city's large South Asian populatio

R. Kelly tapped to write 'Rocky' musical

NEW YORK, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The producers of a stage version of "Rocky" are talking to singer R. Kelly about writing the show's score, Playbill On-Line has reported.

'The Producers' make way to big screen

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Universal Pictures has signed a deal to bring the popular Broadway production, "The Producers," to the big screen, the Daily Variety reported Tuesday.

'Hairspray,' 'Journey' Tony's Top Winners

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- The campy new musical "Hairspray" and a revival of Eugene O'Neill's classic drama "Long Day's Journey Into Night" were the top winners at the 57th Annual Tony A
KAREN BUTLER

Hairspray, 'Journey' Tony's top winners

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- The musical "Hairspray" and Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey Into Night" were top winners at the 57th Annual Tony Awards.

'Hairspray' top Tony Awards contender

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- The musical "Hairspray" was the top scorer Monday in the competition for the 57th annual Tony Awards for the best of Broadway, winning 13 nominations including best musical of the 2002-2003 season.
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Hairspray: A bouffant Broadway musical hit

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- "Hairspray," the new Broadway season's first hit musical, is an endearing recreation of the early 1960s when America's feminine hairstyle was bouffant, pop culture was rampant, and the future seemingly bright and unlimited if only race relations could be
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP
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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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