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Tonight at Carnegie Hall, MCP presents "Broadway Classics," featuring songs from the musical TITANIC. Composer/lyricist Maury Yeston says:
“This was a ship that not only carried dreams – the ship was a dream itself.
“When I set out to write a show, it’s important to me to think, ‘Why is this show important, and what is it going to mean to audiences, not only now, but audiences in the future?’ I hope anybody who walks out of Carnegie Hall after hearing this song, or anything from TITANIC… will find that it’s more relevant than ever— and the dream is still here, and we have to preserve it for those who dream to come.”
What the world needs now is love-- these romantic musical theatre moments will lighten your heart.
Happy Valentine's Day! (For romantics, with a bonus for not-so-romantics.)
It's a divine day! Here's a toast to the Little Sisters of Hoboken. Dan Goggin #Nunsense
Betty Buckley is DOLLY!!!
Our hearts are heavy over the loss of Jan Maxwell, a brilliant and elegant theatre great. Ms. Maxwell made her Broadway debut in 1992, as Alaura Kingsley in CITY OF ANGELS. She went on to shine in plays and musicals, earning a Tony Award nomination in all four acting categories (leading and featured actress in a play or musical). RIP, Jan Maxwell.
Encores! Hey, Look Me Over! features songs from GEORGE M!, JAMAICA, MILK AND HONEY, and WILDCAT. Jesse Green says:
"[WILDCAT's] big number, which provides the evening’s apt overall title, is as catchy an earworm as Broadway ever produced, and having Carolee Carmello belt it (with assistance from the newcomer Britney Coleman) is a delight."
Today we honor the great writer Charles Dickens, born on this date 106 years ago. Dickens achieved great literary and popular success, from his first major work (The Pickwick Papers) to his dead last (The Mystery of Edwin Drood).
"Drood," which famously remained unfinished due to the author's untimely passing, found new life (and a satisfying ending) in Rupert Holmes' delightful "Musicale with Dramatic Interludes," THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD.
DEAR WORLD, the whimsical musical adaptation of "The Madwoman of Chaillot," opened on this date in 1969. With a book by Lawrence & Lee and songs by Jerry Herman, the show marked the first time a composer/lyricist had three Broadway musicals running simultaneously (DEAR WORLD, MAME, and HELLO, DOLLY!). Angela Lansbury won her second Tony Award for playing the Countess Aurelia.