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Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Curtain Up!, Bay Street’s 4th Annual Spring Benefit honoring Patty & Jay Baker and Barbara Slifka at Joe’s Pub in NYC on May 4. The theater’s fourth honors event will be hosted by Bay Street’s Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz. The benefit will feature a preview of the exciting 2015 summer Mainstage Season, featuring presentations and performances by some of the stars and creators of the new productions, including the World Premiere of THE NEW SINCERITY, a comedy by Alena Smith, to be directed by Bob Balaban; as well as GREY GARDENS, THE MUSICAL, the book by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel, lyrics by Michael Korie, and directed by Michael Wilson. The evening begins with a cocktail reception at 6pm, followed by the show beginning promptly at 7pm. The program includes a tribute to the honorees as well as a sampling from each of the productions with some of the artists involved.  “Our honorees truly represent the best of what it means to be supporters of the arts,” says Tracy Mitchell, Executive Director of Bay Street Theater, “and we look forward to toasting them at this fun event in NYC.”
Tickets $3,000 for VIP Tables to $150 for bar seating. To reserve VIP tables, contact Kim Fink or Lorien Reese at 631.725.0818 or online at

Anyone interested in joining new theater improv group, meeting one evening a month at the Smithtown or Hauppauge library,
email Norman at or Bruce at

House for sale/rent in Yaphank.  Perfect for a working couple (15 min from Ronkonkoma LIRR Sta) or single person. Great starter home. 2 bdrms + sleeping loft, skylighted living room w/wood burning fireplace, oak eat-in kitchen, Kohler bathroom with whirlpool tub, shy 1/2 acre, Trex deck with 7-person hot tub, central air & vacuum, underground sprinklers, all windows updated, vinyl sided, over-sized/detached 1-car garage, enclosed Florida room/porch, gutter helmets...virtually maintenance free exterior, freshly painted interior, oak floors refinished, lots of closets, basement and attic storage.  Price $215K (or best offer).  Would consider rental of $1750 (or best offer) per month + util for the right renter with references. Contact if interested.

Check the cast calls page for complete listings, character descriptions, etc.


The Gilbert and Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island urgently seeks MALE singer/actor ensemble members for its upcoming production of HMS Pinafore. Rehearsals are already in progress.  If interested, email Brenda Santana at


Merrick Theatre and Center for The Arts auditions for the Sound of Music on March 30, 31 and April 1 at 7:30pm.  The show is being performed 5/30 - 6/28.

Broadhollow Theatre Company auditions for a mainstage production of 13 the Musical on Thurs, April 2 from 4-7pm and Sat, April 4 from 11am-2pm at the Broadhollow Theatre, Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Tpke, Elmont.  Seeking performers ages 13-16 and must be at least 13 years of age. Prepare 16 bars, bring sheet music, head shot and resume.  Be prepared to dance.  Performances are Sat, June 6 and Sun, June 7 at the theatre in Elmont.


Maggie's Little Theater auditions for Oklahoma! on Thurs, April 9, 7:30-9:30pm & Sat, April 11, noon-4pm at Maggie's Little Theater, St. Margaret Parish School, 66-05 79th Place, Middle Village.  Seeking singers, actors, and dancers. All auditioners should be prepared to sing a showtune of choice, preferably from the score. Sheet music in the correct key is required. Be prepared to learn a dance combination and read a short scene from the show.  Rehearsals begin late April. Performances July 18, 19, 24, 25, 26. Minimum age to audition: 10. For character descriptions & more info:

ASSUMPTIONS, a new musical by Matthew W. Surico and Meagan Materazo, is having its World Premiere this Aug 12 and 13 at CM Performing Arts Center in Oakdale. Rehearsal schedule still unclear. Willing to work around some conflicts. Interested actors may submit headshot and resume to Still looking to cast JARED (lead, Tenor) - high school student, comes out of the closet as the story progresses. Stubborn and hard-headed, Jared learns about the consequences of his actions as his world is turned upside down. Looking for an actor who can convincingly play high school (can be actual high school male or older) and has a fun personality.

Studio Theatre, 141 S Wellwood Ave, Lindenhurst 11757 holds open auditions for our summer 2015 season  on Sun, April 19 and Mon, April 20 from 7-9:30pm. This call is for people who have never worked with Director David Dubin. If you have worked with me, just drop me a line ( and let me know you're interested. Come with a memorized two minute monologue, one that shows you at your best. The following plays are scheduled for the season:  Checkers, The Boys in the Band, 45 Seconds from Broadway, A Murder is Announced, What the Rabbi Saw, and an original drama called Lie of Omission. Five roles have been cast: Richard Nixon in Checkers, the waiter in 45 Seconds, Miss Marple in A Murder..., the Rabbi and Lainie in What the Rabbi Saw. That leaves about 50 roles open.

Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church in New Hyde Park will be performing a youth production of Damn Yankees this summer. Ages 12-20 are invited to audition on May 25 and 26 at 6pm. Callbacks June 1 at 6pm. The show will be performed Aug 21, 22and 23. Prepare a 1-minute segment of a musical theatre song. No experience necessary. If you have any questions, email

Casting Call for a live performance Teaser Trailer Rolling In Water Mill to be performed in Bridgehampton Mother's Day wknd - Fri & Sat night. Auditions by appt. Text Joe 516-852-1528.
Jesus - Son of God
June - Older woman owner of candy Store
Jack - 40-50 farmer 
Edna - 38-50 Lead; religious, must be able to sing a Frank Sinatra song


Weekend / Part-Time Position Available Immediately - Entertainment Company Seeks HIGHLY ENERGETIC and FUN, OUTGOING young adults to be the star of the show as party motivators, princesses, characters and DJs. Great Pay. Lots of Fun. No experience necessary.  Must drive and must be available weekends.  Call 516-437-8169 or email:


South Shore Day Camp looking for a Musical Director for summer Theatre Camp production of You're a Good Man Charlie Brown. (6/30-8/15)
Contact Jean-Marie at

Merrick Theatre and Center for The Arts is looking for a Musical Director for The Sound of Music. If interested, call 516-868-6400.

CM Performing Arts Center in Oakdale is looking for musicians of all instruments for their Spring/Summer season. Shows using live music are The Full Monty and South Pacific. Contact Musical Director Matt Surico at to submit resume or for more info.


Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave 11572 is currently seeking directors to participate in its Script-in-hand Theatre series. We are presenting monthly performances using a rotation of directors. Material is chosen by the director, subject to library approval. Casting by the director: can be open auditions or you can come with a cast. The library  provides rehearsal space, marketing and funding for licenses and scripts. Our season has included/will include Art, Doubt: A Parable and Collected Stories. For more info, contact Tony Iovino, Supervisor of Community Services at

Broadhollow Theatre Company is seeking stage managers for our upcoming summer seasons at our locations in East Islip and Elmont.  Interested parties should forward a resume to  Compensation provided.

SoLuna Studio (659 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge) is looking for an Assistant Director, Assistant Musical Director, Assistant Choreographer, Stage Manager, Costumer & Social Media Manager for our summer season of IN THE HEIGHTS (May 23 - July 26 M/Tu/Wed) & AMERICAN IDIOT (May 23 - Aug 16 Th/Sat) Those who apply should be well organized, assertive, and responsible. MUST be at all rehearsals with limited conflicts. These are non-paying positions. Great experience for those in HS, College or looking to gain experience during the summer. Email (Att: Karen Braun) with cover letter explaining what show you would like to work on and in which job position. Attach resume with any work/theatre experience.

CM Performing Arts Center in Oakdale is accepting applications for the following positions:
Sound Designers
Sound Technicians
Lighting Designers
Lighting Assistants
Theatrical Electricians
Spot Operators
Volunteer Scenic Painters
Send resume to and/or  For more info visit us at

John W. Engeman Theater at Northport is seeking a LI-based Production Stage Manager for an upcoming production of THE PRODUCERS. Rehearsals take place in NYC and begin in May. Performances in Northport through July 12. Seeking an experienced PSM with a minimum of 7 years experience in professional theater. Must have own transportation, a great attitude, a willingness to help, and strong supervisory skills. Send cover letter and resume with references to


South Shore Theatre Experience is now accepting plays for our annual one-act festival. Theme this year: What I Did on My Summer Vacation.  All scripts must be approximately 10 min in length, one set, no more than 6 characters. Deadline for submission is May 1. Performances will be Aug 13 - 15. For more info or to submit

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Smithtown Performing Arts Center is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic person to serve as Vocal Instructor for its Summer Theater Program. Position includes teaching group voice classes to ages 7-18 and serving as vocal director/pianist/conductor for end of session showcases.  Seeking a teaching artist who possesses the ability to work as part of a strong creative team. Applicants should be comfortable working quickly in a demanding environment, while at the same time providing a supportive, nurturing experience for students and should have experience as a voice teacher and also as a theatrical musical director. Strong piano skills required.
Program dates are June 29 - Aug 29. Camp runs Mon-Fri 9am-3pm. Instructors are required to be at the theater by 8:30am and should plan on staying until at least 3:30pm daily for planning. Full day trip into NYC to see a Broadway show on July 8, July 29, and Aug 19. Sat morning showcases on July 18, Aug 8 & Aug 29.
Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, send letter of interest and resume to Cara Brown, Program Director, at

Take A Bow in Plainview is looking for a VOICE TEACHER on Weds from 4-6pm for students ages 6-8 years. Applicants must be ready to work in a non-competitive, fun-filled environment, come with a smile and love working with children.  Send resume ASAP to:

For phone numbers to contact the following venues for tickets/info, check out


I Love You. You're Perfect, Now Change @ Theatre Three 3/28

Clybourne Park @ Hampton Theatre Company 3/29

Over the River and Through the Woods @ North Fork Community Theatre 3/29

The Hound of the Baskervilles @ Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts 3/29

Love Letters @ Lantern Theater 3/29

Mass Appeal @ Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts 3/29

The Baker’s Wife @ Gallery Players of Brooklyn 3/29

Little Shop of Horrors @ Star Playhouse 3/29


A Chorus Line @ John Engeman Theatre 3/26

The Birthday Party @ South Shore Theatre Experience 3/26 - 4/4

Godspell @ Suffolk Theatre Arts & Recreation 3/27 - 29 ONLY!

Love Letters @ Studio Theatre 3/28 - 29 ONLY!

Nunsense A-Men! @ Broadhollow's Bay Way Theatre 3/28

Jesus Christ Superstar @ CM Performing Arts Center 3/28

In a Roundabout Way @ John Drew Theatre Guild Hall 3/31 ONLY!


Suffolk Theatre Arts & Recreation presents Godspell (2012 Revised Version)
Islip Town Hall West- 401 Main St, Islip 11751
Fri, March 27 @ 7:30pm
Sat, March 28 @ 7:30pm
Sun, March 29 @ 2pm
Tickets: $20 adults, $15 srs (over 65)
Info/reservations (631) 509-2848 or
Jesus: Andrew Morrison (u/s: Nik Sorocenski on 3/27)
Judas: Robins Prophete
Michael A Creta
Samantha Kross
Michelle Mazzola
Gina Morgigno
Jessica Schaffer
Dana Scacco
Warren Tierney
Brian Viccaro
Production Staff:
Director/Choreographer – Nik Sorocenski
MD – Gina Morgigno
SM – Maria Llivicura-Molina
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CM Performing Arts Center presents Jesus Christ Superstar
at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre.
March 28 - April 26
Ticket info/show times at 631-218-2810 or
Director - Danny Amy
Musical Director - Matthew Surico
Choreographer - Jen Amy
Tormentor Choreographer - Tara Plunkett
Stage Manager - Karen Kratchman Tese
Danny Amy - Jesus
Jim Sluder - Judas
Debbie Hecht - Mary Magdalene
Carl Tese - Pontius Pilate
Marc Ausset - King Herod
John DiGiorgio - Caiphas
Ralph DAmbrose - Annas
Mikey Marmann - Peter
Kyle Petty - Simon
John Passadino
Brendan Noble
Humberto Diaz II
Corey Dangerously Martin
Chris Falzarano
Erich Grathwohl
Marc Edward
Nathaniel Portier
Sabrina Petroski
Isabelle Marinozzi
Deborah Linneman
Jen Buonomo Amy
Danielle Coutieri
Pam Parker
Mary Vienneau
Tormentors: Tara PlunKett, Laura Murphy, Mary Elizabeth Junge, Jaclyn Grace
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BroadHollow Theatre Company presents Nunsense A-Men! by Dan Goggin
BayWay Arts Centre, 265 E Main St, E Islip
Sat, March 28, April 11 & 18 at 8pm
Sun, March 29, April12 & 19 at 2:30pm
Wed, April 8 at 2pm
Fri, April 10 & 17 at 8pm
Tickets: $22 adults, $20 srs (over 65) and stud, $14 children <12 in advance. All tickets $27 at the door. Info/reservations (631) 581-2700 or
Mother Superior - Scott Hofer
Sr Hubert - Matt Senese
Sr Mary Amnesia - Brian Gill
Sr Robert Anne - Adiv BenDavid
Sr Mary Leo - Sal Canepa
Production Staff:
Producer - Bob O'Neill
Director - Marian Waller
MD - Gary Eisele
Choreographer - Jessy Gill
SM - Laura Longobardo
The show is a fund raiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidentally poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia (Child of God). This zany musical has been up dated with new jokes, additional lyrics, two new arrangements and a brand new song.
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South Shore Theatre Experience presents Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party
315 W Montauk Hwy, Lindenhurst 11757
March 26, 27, 28, April 1, 3, 4 @ 8pm
March 29 @ 3pm
Tickets $15
Info/reservations 631-669-0506 or
To purchase online:
Directed by Deborah Cascio Plezia
Petey ~ John J. Steele Jr.
Meg ~ Rosemary Kurtz
Stanley ~ Jason I. Pape
Lulu ~ Cassidy Lilly
Goldberg ~ Patrick Finn
McCann ~ Martin Knapp
Stanley Webber, an erstwhile piano player in his 30s, lives in a rundown boarding house, run by Meg and Petey Boles, in an English seaside town, "probably on the south coast, not too far from London". Two sinister strangers, Goldberg and McCann, who arrive supposedly on his birthday and who appear to have come looking for him, turn Stanley's apparently innocuous birthday party organized by Meg into a nightmare.  Theatre of the Absurd, it includes such features as the fluidity and ambiguity of time, place, and identity and the disintegration of language.
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John Engeman Theater presents A Chorus Line
3/26 - 5/10
Thurs 8pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 3pm & 8pm, Sun 2pm
Tickets: $69 (631) 261-2900, or Box Office, 250 Main St, Northport
Produced by RICHARD T. DOLCE
Choreography by DENA DIGIACINTO
Musical Direction by JAMES OLMSTEAD
TRISTAN RAINES (Costume Design)
CORY PATTAK (Lighting Design)
LAURA SHUBERT (Sound Design)
WOJCIK/SEAY CASTING, LLC (Casting Director).
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David Houston's Literary Entertainments presents LIKE CATS AND DOGS!
Emma Clark Memorial Library, 120 Main St, Setauket
Wed, April 1 at 12:30pm
David Houston and Diana Heinlein perform the hour-long radio play of insights into our secretive pets -- from humorists James Thurber, Ogden Nash, T.S. Eliot, and others, with tidbits from recent tomes including "I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats" and "How to Raise a Jewish Dog." With the music of Leroy Anderson.
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Northeast Stage presents Dear Brutus by J. M. Barrie
Holy Trinity Church, 768 Main St, Greenport 11944
April 10*,11 &12, and 17, 18 & 19
7PM Fri/Sat; 5PM Sun
*Pre-show reception sponsored by C.A.S.T. at 7PM
Tickets: $17 advance; $20 door
Advanced tickets at, Brown Paper tickets at or 631-477-2972
Directed by: Suzette Delia Reiss
Cate Clifford
Deb Rothaug
Rebekah White
Grace Marie Johnson
Hannah Gray
Alan Stewart
Jere Jacob
Kevin Monsell
Jim Pearsal
Dave Markel
Ella Watts
8 guests are invited to gather at the home of Lob. They are trying to understand why. Soon the butler reveals that there may have been some mischief in mind by their host and warns them to avoid “the woods”. This peaks their curiosity and eventually they cannot control their curiosity any longer and decide to go for a walk! Once in the woods they find that there life is very different from their current one and they have a chance to live out their dreams. In the end they each find their way back to Lob’s house and regain full memory of what just happened.
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Bay Street Theater and the Sag Harbor Center for the Arts presents Fireside Sessions with Nancy Atlas and a Special Guest
Tickets: $20 gen adm
Info/tickets: Box Office Tues-Sat 11am–5pm, 631-725-9500 or
Nancy Atlas and her band of Journeymen have been dominating the East End Music scene on LI for many years. Known for her raw, live performances and stellar songwriting Nancy and her band, The Nancy Atlas Project, have opened for almost everyone under the sun. To name a few: Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams, Toots and the Maytals, Jimmy Buffett, Crosby, Stills and Nash... the list goes on and on. The reason is simple. When people want a solid act to open their show and get the crowd warmed up, they call Nancy and her boys because they know they will deliver. Every time.
March 27 @  8pm - Arno Hecht of the Uptown Horns (Springsteen, Rolling Stones, endless others)
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Playcrafters Theatre Company presents Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin
Boys & Girls Club of Bellport, 471 Atlantic Ave, Bellport
Fri: April 24 and May 1, Sat: April 25 and May 2 @ 8pm; Sun: April 26 and May 3 @ 3pm
Gen adm: $20 / Members, Students: $18 / Srs: (Members) $16 (Non-Members) $18
Info: (631) 748-7863 / /
Reserve online: 
Directed by Bob Kaplan
Connie Baker
Eric Clavell
Rebecca Edana
Christopher Fretto
George Loizides
Derek McLaughlin
Matt O’Connor
Amy Roland
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Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts presents GET DOWN WITH DAWNETTE: A CLASSIC VARIETY SHOW
Sat, March 28 at 8pm
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 day of the event.  Available online at or 631-725-9500, Tues-Sat 11am to 5pm
For those who fondly remember shows like Laugh-In, The Carol Burnett Show, and Donnie & Marie this night will take you back. GET DOWN WITH DAWNETTE will feature Dawnette Darden who has performed on the East End for nearly ten years with her band NEW DAWN and more recently with the HOODOO LOUNGERS. A powerhouse performer who has often been compared to Tina Turner, the evening will be hosted by Dawnette who will sing with her favorite two bands, as well as with special guests INDA EATON, MAMA LEE & ROSE, MARVIN JOSHUA, the comedy of JULIA MINERVA, and DANNY XIMO’S RAFFA Show…who knows what celebrity might show up on the Bay Street Stage!
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The Comedy Club @ Theatre Three
Sat, April 4 @ 8PM
An evening with Keith Anthony
Direct from the NYC comedy scene; Showtime, A&E, National headliner
Plus Special guest comedians including
Maria Walsh - America's Naughtiest Mommy
TICKETS $30 631-928-9100
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The Becker/Gambles Music Fund of the South Country Education Foundation presents Opera and More...
Old South Haven Presbyterian Church, Corner of South Country and Beaver Dam Rds, Brookhaven 11719
Tickets $30 At the door or in advance by calling 730-6556
For more info, go to
An afternoon recital featuring
Jennifer Sung, soprano
Kristin Starkey, mezzo-contralto
Joseph Kyungjin Han, baritone
Daniel Ragone, piano
Sat, May 16 @ 5PM
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Theatre Three Summer Concerts & Comedy Shows
Special Pre-Sale ENDS April 1 - Save $5 On Each Ticket
CALL 631-928-9100
Fri, July 10 @ 8pm The Ultimate Eagles Tribute Band
Sat, July 11 @ 8pm Long Island Comedy Festival
Fri, July 17 @ 8pm The Duprees
Sat, July 18 @ 8pm Oh! What a Night! Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Tribute
Fri, July 24 @ 8pm THE BOB NELSON SHOW
Sat, July 25 @ 8pm DONNY MOST
Sat, Aug 1 @ 8pm Amber Ferrari "Material Girl" The music of Madonna & more!
Fri, Aug 7 @ 8pm Charlie Thomas' THE DRIFTERS & The Chiclettes
Fri, Aug 14 @ 8pm Broadway Nights The Songs of The Great White Way
Sat, Aug 15 @ 8pm Beatlemania
Fri, Aug 21 & Sat, Augt 22 @ 8pm WOODSTOCKMANIA! Live On Stage!
Fri, Aug 28 & Sat, Aug 29 @ 8pm Long Island Comedy Festival



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ed. asks...
We all know that Mel Brook wrote and directed Blazing Saddles, but who co-wrote the 1974 film?

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Last Week's Stumper
What is the title of Hollywood's first 3-D movie?  Bonus*: What year was it released?
Answer:  Bwana Devil
Bonus*:  1952
Winner(s): David Houston*, Frank Tangredi


Peter Morrison asks...
In the 1940's there took place on Broadway an experimental genre which was referred to by later historians as "opera on Broadway", original operas by American composers, some of which have endured the test of time, i.e. been revived or, at least, recorded with new casts. (One such opera is Giancarlo Menotti's The Saint of Bleecker Street.)  Which of these operas was based on a play by Lillian Hellman?  On which play is it based?  Who wrote the music?  Bonus*:  One of the dancers in the opera went on to become a famous Broadway choreographer?  Who is she, and which was the first musical she choreographed?

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Last Week's Stumper
Called "potential successors to Rodgers and Hammerstein", this team began with a wartime musical in the early Forties, moved on to an unconventional but generally unpopular form of musical in the following year, then wrote music and lyrics for a string of successful musicals, ending with a stage version of their successful musical film.  Who are they?
Bonus*: What are the titles of their first two musicals together?
Answer:  Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe
Bonus*:  What's Up (National Theater, 11/11/43-12/4/44, 63 perfs.); The Day Before Spring (National Theater, 11/22/45-4/13/46, 167 perfs.)
Winner(s): Frank Tangredi*


[ed. - sorry, no non-musical question this week.]

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Last Week's Stumper
Who wrote Murder in the Cathedral? What historical figure is the central character?
Bonus*: What French playwright won a Tony for another play based on – and named after – the same historical figure?
Answer:  Thomas á Becket; T.S. Eliot
Bonus*:   Jean Anouilh
Winner(s):  Peter Morrison*


March 27, 1978 - Bob Fosse's "Dancin'" opens with Ann Reinking and Wayne Cilento.

March 27, 1983 - Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" stars Matthew Broderick.

March 28, 1985 - It's Matthew Broderick is back in Neil Simon's newest,"Biloxi Blues."

March 28, 1996 - August Wilson's "Seven Guitars" opens.

March 29, 1951 - Yul Brynner and Gertrude Lawrence open Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I" at the St. James Theatre. It lasts 1,246 performances.

March 29, 1966 - "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman" takes flight for the first time at the Alvin Theatre. Bob Holiday plays the title character. Starring in the Charles Strouse-Lee Adams
                         musical are Jack Cassidy and Linda Lavin. It runs for 129 performances.

March 29, 1981 - Lauren Bacall opens in Kander and Ebb musical "Woman of the Year" at the Palace Theatre. It runs for 770 performances.

March 30, 1946 - Pearl Bailey makes her Broadway debut in "St. Louis Woman." Music is by Harold Arlen and lyrics by Johnny Mercer. It makes its home at the Martin Beck Theatre for 113

March 30, 1970 - Lauren Bacall and Len Cariou open in "Applause," with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams. It runs 896 performances at the Palace Theatre.

March 30, 1972 - Phil Silvers, Carl Ballantine and Larry Blyden star in a revival of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
                         It lasts 156 performances.

March 31, 1977 - "The Shadow Box" opens with Mandy Patinkin making his Broadway debut.


ed. asks...
What TV show featured the radio station KBHR?  Bonus*: What TV show featured the radio station KJCM?

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Last Week's Stumper
On The Munsters, what was Lily Munster's maiden name?
Answer:  Dracula
Winner(s): Peter David


ed. asks...
Half-way through the run of this 1950's musical, the female star succumbed to cancer.  On her deathbed, she requested that her male co-star's name be given top billing, a request which the producers honored.  Name the musical, the female star, and the male co-star. Bonus*: Can you name the TV talk show which the male co-star directed before he became a Broadway star?

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Last Week's Stumper
What star - 7 months pregnant with her first child - sang the OSCAR winning song Once I Had a Secret Love at the 1963 Academy Awards Show?
Answer: Ann Blyth
Winner(s):  ;- (

HUMOR submitted by Rich McDermott
Merges:  Combinations of two (or more) show biz titles and the resulting plot.

After his father dies, Simba goes to New York and wreaks havoc, ending in a climactic fight as he roars up the Empire State Building.

LI birthday/anniversary info by Mary Ellin Kurtz at Send in your birthday/anniversary to get a mention in Deb's Web!
Celebrity births/deaths by Gary Tifeld
Happy Birthday/Anniversary to all you LI Theater Folks

BORN 3/27
MaryEllen McMurrer
Melissa Minnicozzi
Sean Fitzgerald
Dancer Harold Nicholas born 1921
Singer Sarah Vaughan born 1924
Actor David Janssen (Harry O) born 1931
Actor Jerry Lacy (Dark Shadows, Play it Again Sam) is 79
Composer Clark Gesner (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown) born 1938
Actor/Director Austin Pendleton (Fiddler on the Roof) is 75
Opera singer Samuel Ramey is 73
Actor Michael York (Cabaret, Logan’s Run) is 73
Actor Carl Weintraub (Dads) is 69
Musician/Actor Tom Sullivan is 68
Actress Maria Schneider (Last Tango in Paris) born 1952
Director Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction) is 52
Actress Talisa Soto (Mambo Kings) is 48
Actress Sadie Frost (Dracula) is 47
Singer Mariah Carey (Vision of Love) is 45
DIED 3/27
Writer/Producer Fay Kanin (Goodbye My Fancy) – 2013
Actor Warren Stevens (Forbidden Planet) – 2012 – Lung disease
Actor Farley Granger (Strangers on a Train) – 2011 – Natural causes
Producer Dan Curtis (Dark Shadows) – 2006 – Brain tumor
Playwright Paul Zindel (Effect of Gamma Rays…) – 2003 – Cancer
Actor/Comedian Milton Berle – 2002 – Colon cancer
Director Billy Wilder (Sunset Boulevard, The Apartment) – 2002 – Pneumonia
Actor Dudley Moore (Arthur, 10) – 2002 - Complications from PSP
Actress Kate Reid (Atlantic City, Death of a Salesman) – 1993 – Brain cancer
Aldo Ray (The Green Berets) – 1991 – Throat cancer
Actress Diana Hyland (Eight is Enough) – 1977 – Cancer

BORN 3/28
Actor Dirk Bogarde (Darling) born 1921
Actor Freddie Bartholomew (Little Lord Fauntleroy) born 1924
Director Mike Newell (Mona Lisa Smile) is 73
Actress Conchata Ferrell (Hot L Baltimore, Two and a Half Men) is 72
Actor Ken Howard (1776, White Shadow) is 71
Actress Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters) is 67
Singer/Actress Reba McEntire (Reba) is 60
Actor Max Perlich (Drugstore Cowboy) is 47
Actor Vince Vaughn (The Wedding Crashers) is 45
Actress Julia Stiles (10 Things I Hate About You) is 34
DIED 3/28
Actor Richard Griffiths (The History Boys, Harry Potter…) – 2013 – Complications post heart surgery
Musician Earl Scruggs (Flatt & Scruggs) – 2012
Actress June Havoc (Gentleman’s Agreement) – 2010 – Natural causes
Actor Peter Ustinov (Spartacus, Topkapi) – 2004 – Heart failure

BORN 3/29
Cooky & Lenny Klein
Ken & Caroline Hoffman
Actor Arthur O’Connell (Picnic) born 1908
Actress Eileen Heckart (Butterflies Are Free) born 1919
Actor/Comedian Eric Idle (Monty Python, Spamalot) is 72
Composer Vangelis (Chariots of Fire) is 72
Actor Bud Cort (Harold & Maude) is 68
Actress Dianne Kay (Eight is Enough) is 64
Actor Christopher Lambert (Highlander) is 58
Actress Amy Sedaris (Strangers With Candy) is 54
Actress Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) is 47
DIED 3/29
Composer Maurice Jarre (Lawrence of Arabia) – 2009 – Cancer
Actor Andy Hallett (Angel) – 2009 – Heart failure
Actor Antony Hamilton (Samson & Delilah) – 1995 – AIDS
Actor Danny Meehan (Funny Girl) – 1978 – Cancer

BORN 3/30
Singer Frankie Laine (Rawhide) born 1913
Actress Anne Pitoniak (‘night, Mother) born 1922
Actor Richard Dysart (L.A. Law) is 86
Actor John Astin (The Addams Family) is 85
Game show host Peter Marshall (Hollywood Squares) is 85
Actor-director Warren Beatty (Bonnie & Clyde, Heaven Can Wait) is 78
Musician Eric Clapton is 70
Actor Robbie Coltrane (Harry Potter...) is 65
Actor Joseph Cali (Saturday Night Fever) is 65
Actor Paul Reiser (Mad About You) is 58
Actor Ian Ziering (Beverly Hills 90210, Sharknado) is 51
Singer Celine Dion (My Heart Will Go On) is 47
Actor Mark Consuelos (All My Children) is 45
DIED 3/30
Alistair Cooke (Masterpiece Theatre) – 2004
Actor Michael Jeter (Grand Hotel, Evening Shade) – 2003 – AIDS
Actor James Cagney – 1986 – Heart attack
Composer Sherman Edwards (1776) – 1981

BORN 3/31
Actress Peggy Rea (The Waltons) born 1921
Actor Richard Kiley (Man of LaMancha) born 1922
Actor Roy Poole (1776) born 1924
Actor Sydney Chaplin (Bells Are Ringing) born 1926
Actor William Daniels (1776, St. Elsewhere) is 88
Actress Shirley Jones (The Music Man, Partridge Family) is 81
Actor Richard Chamberlain (Dr. Kildaire, Thorn Birds) is 80
Musician Herb Alpert is 80
Playwright Israel Horovitz (Today I Am a Fountain Pen) is 76
Actor Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter) is 72
Actor/Comedian Gabe Kaplan (Welcome Back Kotter) is 70
Actress Rhea Perlman (Cheers) is 67
Actor Marc McClure (Superman) is 58
Actress/Singer Michelle Nicastro (Merlin) born 1960
Actor Paul Mercurio (Strictly Ballroom) is 52
Actor William McNamara (Beggars & Choosers) is 50
Actor Ewan McGregor (Moulin Rouge, Star Wars I - III) is 44
DIED 3/31
Actor Brandon Lee (The Crow) – 1993 – Accidental gunshot wound
Actor Gene Lockhart (A Christmas Carol) – 1957 – Coronary thrombosis

BORN 4/1
Rodney Hakim
Bill Williams
Sheree Joseph
Kathleen Clark
Actor Wallace Beery (The Champ) born 1885
Actor Toshiro Mifune (The Seven Samurai) born 1920
Actor George Grizzard (A Delicate Balance) born 1928
Actress Jane Powell (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers) is 86
Actress Debbie Reynolds (Singin’ in the Rain) is 83
Actor Gordon Jump (WKRP in Cincinnati) born 1932
Actress Ali MacGraw (Love Story) is 77
Actress Annette O'Toole (Smallville) is 61
Director Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black, The Addams Family) is 62
Actress Denise Nickerson (Willy Wonka…) is 56
Actress Jane Adams (Eternal Sunshine…, An Inspector Calls) is 50
Directors Albert & Allen Hughes (From Hell) are 33
DIED 4/1
Actor John Forsythe (Dynasty) – 2010 – Pneumonia
Actress Carrie Snodgress (Diary of a Mad Housewife) – 2004 – Heart failure
Singer Marvin Gaye - 1984 - Homicide

BORN 4/2
Sal Salerno
Sandy Vigliotti
Author Hans Christian Andersen born 1805
Actor Buddy Ebsen (Beverly Hillbillies) born 1908
Actor/Dancer Charles ‘Honi’ Coles (My One & Only) born 1911
Sir Alec Guinness (Star Wars, Bridge on the River Kwai) born 1914
Actor/Director Jack Webb (Dragnet) born 1920
Singer Marvin Gaye (What’s Going On) born 1939
Actress Linda Hunt (The Year of Living Dangerously) is 70
Singer Emmylou Harris is 68
Actress Jacqueline Mayro (Gypsy) is 68
Actress Pamela Reed (Grand) is 66
Actor Ron Palillo (Welcome Back Kotter) born 1949
Actress Debralee Scott (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman) born 1953
Actor Chris Meloni (Oz, Law & Order) is 54
Actress Ashley Peldon (Ghost World) is 31
DIED 4/2
Actor Milo O’Shea (Mass Appeal) – 2013 – Alzheimer’s disease
Actor Jack Kruschen – 2002 – Natural causes
Musician Buddy Rich – 1987 – Brain tumor
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