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CAST CALL CALENDAR - Check the cast calls page for complete listings, character descriptions, etc. www.debsliweb.com/castcalls.html


​The Young Artists Project is holding an emergency call for young men (17-25) to play lead/supporting roles for its production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The production is and hour long adaptation of the original play, which will be geared towards children and young adults, and will be performing for multiple libraries across the Island. If interested, email us at youngartistsprojectli@gmail.com or call us at (516)-233-0775.
Roles available - *Note- due to the way in which we are adapting the script, each actor will be cast as more than one character.
Lysander-An Athenian youth who devised to run away into the woods with his love, Hermia. 
Francis Flute- A bellows mender (plays Thisbe in the play's Interlude)
Theseus- Duke of Athens 
Oberon- The King of the Faries 
Snug- A Joiner (plays Lion in the play's interlude)
Demetrius- an Athenian youth who is in love with Hermia, despite her not loving him. 
Nick Bottom- A weaver who is transformed into a donkey by Puck the fairy (plays Perimus in the play's interlude)


Eastline Productions, 2123 Wantagh Ave, Wantagh, auditions for our next two productions, Almost, Maine by John Cariani & On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson on 7/23 at 7:30PM, 7/25 at 8PM, and 7/27 7:30-8:30 (Callbacks to follow that night). SIDES WILL BE PROVIDED. Performance Dates:
Almost, Maine: 9/8, 9/9, 9/15, 9/16 at 8PM, 9/10 & 9/17 at 2:30PM / On Golden Pond: 10/13, 10/14, 10/20, 10/21 at 8PM, 10/15 & 10/22 at 2:30PM 
<Character descriptions and synopses can be found on the Cast Calls page>

John W. Engeman Theater at Northport announces Local Auditions for its upcoming production of Gypsy. Richard Dolce, Producing Artistic Director; Vic DiMonda, Associate Producing Director; Arthur Laurents, book; Stephen Sondheim, lyrics; Jule Styne, music; Igor Goldin; director; musical director TBA; choreographer Drew Humphrey; Wojcik/Seay Casting, Casting Office. Daytime rehearsals in NYC: 8/25/17; Open: 9/14/17; Close: 10/29/17.  LOCAL CALL FOR CHILDREN, SINGERS WHO DANCE, DANCERS WHO SING and CHARACTER ACTORS:
Sun, July 23 Engeman Theatre, 250 Main St, Northport – Studio 1
11AM – Sign Up for CHILDREN (Audition begins at noon)
12:30PM – Sign Up for ADULTS (Audition begins at 1:30PM) 
CHILDREN and ADULTS should come prepared to sing first. Prepare 16-32 bars of music in the style of the show. You may sing from Gypsy. Bring sheet music in the key in which you would like to sing, an accompanist will be provided. Bring your full book of music and a recent headshot/resume. CHILDREN and ADULTS asked to stay to dance should bring character shoes and tap shoes. The producer will be actively casting from this call so attendance is highly recommended. If LOCAL ACTORS are unable to attend these auditions, send a headshot and resume to Vic DiMonda, c/o The Engeman Theater, 250 Main St, Northport, NY 11768, ATTN: Gypsy or email at vdimonda@engemantheater.com Attn: Gypsy. For consideration NYC BASED ACTORS should send a headshot and resume to Wojcik/Seay Casting at staff@wscasting.com Attn: Engeman Gypsy. ​<Character descriptions can be found on the Cast Calls page>

Township Theatre Group auditions for performers for our Variety Night on Mon, July 24 from 7:30-9:30pm at Five Towns College, 305 N Service Rd, Dix Hills. We are looking for a variety of musical and comedy acts. If you are a singer, prepare 2 or 3 songs. There will be one performance on Sat, Oct 14 in Huntington. For more info, call Susan at 516-318-4871 or email sjemro@gmail.com.

Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E Main St, Smithtown auditions for OLIVER! on Tues, July 25. Boys and girls ages 12-18 will be seen from 5:30-7:30PM. Adult actors (19+) will be seen from 7:30-9:30PM. ALL ROLES ARE OPEN. Performances are Nov 11 - Jan 21. Visit our website Smithtownpac.org to see the performance schedule. Rehearsals will begin as early as the cast’s availability allows and will be most Mon, Tues, Wed and Thurs evenings (from approx 7:30-10:30PM) and on some weekends if necessary. Add'l rehearsals may be added as performance dates approach. Rehearsal conflicts must be presented by callbacks or they will not be honored. There are NO rehearsal conflicts permitted the week of tech week (Nov 6–10) - no exceptions. Due to the length of the run, we may consider double casting some principal roles. We will be double casting many of the younger roles. Be precise about your availability upon submission. For add'l info, email Jordan.hue@gmail.com. DO NOT CALL THE BOX OFFICE. THEY HAVE NO ADD'L INFO BEYOND WHAT IS POSTED HERE. Prepare a musical theatre song of your choice. You may not be asked to sing the entire song, so select a portion that best shows off your voice, just in case. Bring sheet music! An accompanist will be provided. Bring a headshot and resume. If you don’t have a headshot, we may take a picture of you at auditions.
Callbacks will be on Wed, July 26 at 7PM. Callback notifications will be emailed. If you do not receive a callback email, it does not mean that you are not cast in the production. There are no other dates/times for auditions or callbacks. If you cannot attend the audition, email a video submission to Jordan.hue@gmail.com including 32 bars of a song using piano or karaoke. Director: Jordan Hue / Music Director: Melissa Coyle / Choreographer: Jessy Gill  ​<Character descriptions can be found on the Cast Calls page>

Eastline Productions, 2123 Wantagh Ave, Wantagh, auditions for our next two productions, Almost, Maine by John Cariani & On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson on 7/23 at 7:30PM, 7/25 at 8PM, and 7/27 7:30-8:30 (Callbacks to follow that night). SIDES WILL BE PROVIDED. <Character descriptions can be found on the Cast Calls page>
Performance Dates:
Almost, Maine: 9/8, 9/9, 9/15, 9/16 at 8PM, 9/10 & 9/17 at 2:30PM
On Golden Pond: 10/13, 10/14, 10/20, 10/21 at 8PM, 10/15 & 10/22 at 2:30PM


Hardscrabble Theater, 298 Conklin St, Farmingdale 11735 @ St. Thomas Episcopal Church auditions for Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile on Sat, Aug 19 @ 1-3pm, Mon, Aug 21 @ 7:30-PM and call backs Mon, Aug 28 @ 7:30. The role of Gaston has been cast. Performances are Oct 13-14-15 and Oct 20-21-22. Visit our website http://www.hardscrabbletheater.com/home.html for add'l info about our theater. Rehearsals will begin as early as the cast’s availability allows and will be on the following days/nights: Fri eve, Sat morn, Sun eve and Mon night. Add'l rehearsals will be added for tech week(s). Rehearsal conflicts must be presented as soon as the actor is cast. There are NO rehearsal conflicts permitted the week of tech week (Oct 8-12) - no exceptions. You must be available for all six shows. You may prepare your own monologue, 2 min or fewer, (not required). For add'l info including sides for the audition, email info@hardscrabble.com. Bring a headshot and resume. Callback notifications will be emailed. If you do not receive a callback email, it does not mean that you are not cast in the production. There are no other dates/times for auditions or callbacks at this time. If you cannot attend the audition, contact Producer Joe DiPietro at info@hardscrabble.com Director: John Passadino.  
Freddy – Principal. He is the owner and bartender of the Lapin Agile. He is the boyfriend of Germaine, and seems to be a simple-minded man but occasionally says something truly stunning. Light French accent – age range 35-50.
Germaine - Principal. Waitress and Freddy’s girlfriend. a very thoughtful and beautiful woman. She has many ideas of what the 20th century will be like, and has slept with Picasso. Light French accent. Age range 20’s – 40’s. 
Albert Eienstein at age 25 - Principal. A 25-year-old scientist with big aspirations. A genius, with a book on the way called The Special Theory of Relativity. He often finds himself having to explain his theories and thoughts in a simpler fashion to the rest of the group, as he is wise beyond his years. Light German accent – age range – 20’s
Suzanne - Principal. A beautiful 19-year-old who is infatuated with Picasso. Suzanne and Picasso have already slept together, and she is left hurt and angry when he doesn't remember her. Light French accent – age range 18-25
Sagot - Supporting. Picasso's art dealer, who is obsessed with finding and selling great pieces of art for profit. Light French accent – age range 20’s-50 – this role may be cast as male or female
Pablo Piccaso at age 23- Principal. A talented and charismatic 23-year-old painter. Extremely egotistical and self-confident, he is a serial womanizer and master of manipulation. Light Spanish accent - Age range – 20’s
Charles Dabernow Schmendiman – Supporting – A young inventor with huge dreams and little knowledge. Although he is hardworking, he is overshadowed by the genius and talent of Einstein and Picasso. 20-s-early 30s
The Countess – Supporting - An extremely intelligent and attractive woman, with whom Einstein is infatuated. She thinks like he does, being the one person to really understand him in the play. Light French Accent – 20’s-30’s
A Female Admirer – Supporting Cameo - A young admirer Picasso assumes is a fan of his, but who turns out to be an admirer of Schmendiman – Light French Accent – 20’s
A Visitor – Supporting - A polite and talented country-boy time-traveler, who adds another dimension and point of view to Einstein's and Picasso's debate. He is a blue-suede-shoed musician. Male – Light Southern Accent – 20’s-30’s

Hardscrabble Theater auditions on Mon, Aug 7 at 7pm for a 1945 radio play to be presented as part of Farmingdale's Cultural Arts Day. Performance is Sun, Sept 10. Scripts available on request. Call 516-586-3930 or info@hardscrabbletheater.com


One 19 Productions – A new production company working in NYC and LI is looking for an actress (20’s-early 30’s) of Middle Eastern ancestry for their production of Beirut Rocks written by Israel Horovitz. The character is Nasa a Palestinian born but American raised college student who is in Beirut studying during the start of the Hezbollah-Israel war of 2006. The show will perform Oct 18-22 in Long Island City, rehearsals will be once or twice a week on LI in the Ronkonkoma area. Rehearsals have already started so don’t wait, send head shot and resume to Director Timothy Gillespie at peppercorn.montgomery@gmail.com to set up an audition time.


Long Island Cabaret Theatre, on behalf of Director Gary Dana and Musical Director Sid Cherry, is seeking singers and dancers for a musical cabaret revue entitled The Music of Our Lives, featuring the best of Broadway and Popular music. Meghan Nieland will choreograph. Performances will be in Wantagh in the Fall. Call or text Gary Dana or text at (516) 946-7207 or e-mail licabaret@aol.com to audition. 


​Seeking emergency substitute bass player (either standup or electric) for the musical revue A South Shore Summer on Sat, July 29 @ 8PM at the Madison Theatre at Molloy College. Must be able to read the bass line off a piano score and be able to transpose. Pays $250. Contact beb11572 @aol ASAP

Temple B’nai Torah’s Jr. Players seeks a Music Director for a fundraising performance of 13 - Children’s cast range from 10-17 years old. Looking for an individual who can teach the music to the cast. Accompanying the cast on the piano is preferred. Auditions are scheduled for Sept 10, 12 & 14.  Performances: Sat, Dec 2 & 9 at 7:30pm and Sun, Dec 3 & 10 at 4:30pm. Rehearsal schedule: Sun 12:30-3pm, Tues 7-9pm, Thurs 7-9pm. Tech week schedule: Sun, Nov 26, Mon, Nov 27, Tues, Nov 28, Wed, Nov 29 & Thurs, Nov 3  @ 6:30-9:30pm. Brush up rehearsal: Tues, Dec 5 7–9pm. Salary - TBD Contact Louise 516-521-4505 or email showtbt@gmail.com


The Long Island Rep., theater company in residence at Theater 294, is looking for tech people to work on lights, sound and/or set for upcoming productions at Theater 294. Experience is preferred, but our lighting/sound person will work with, train as well. Call Alexander Vartanian at 516-983-9399 or email varta@farmingdale.edu. 

Drama Club at the Bay Shore Middle School is looking for stage manager for their winter production. Knowledge of set design/production a plus. One production meeting in Aug with auditions in late Sept. Rehearsals run Oct - Feb, Mon-Fri 2:30-4:30 (Sometimes Sat starting in Nov). Show dates Feb 1-3. Pay $500. Great experience/training. Will supply excellent references/letter of recommendation after participation. Send resume and cover letter to terrimuuss@icloud.com

Seeking experienced Pianist/Musical Directors Choreographers and Stage Managers for Children’s Musical Theatre Programs in Roslyn, Manhasset, & Long Beach. Upcoming productions include Shrek the MusicalLegally Blonde and Alice in Wonderland. Classes run Sept-June. Send resume to Lisa at LEngellis@aol.com for more info. 

Star Playhouse is looking for volunteer set designers, which would include creation of drawings and supervision of construction. Also seeking stage managers for its 2017-18 season. Shows include Beauty And The BeastOnly A PlayYou're A Good Man Charlie Brown and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Anyone interested can call Larry Katz at 516-526-9366. 


Submissions are now being accepted for the Woodside Players of Queens Fall 2017 Play Festival, to take place Nov 4 at the Queens Library Astoria Branch. Seeking short plays (no more than 10 pp), from playwrights from the five boroughs of NYC and Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Also seeking monologues (no more than 4pp). Musicals welcome. Basic set requirements. One submission per playwright. No unpleasant profanity, as this is a family friendly festival. No submission fee. Include name, address, telephone number and email address on your submission. We do not produce your work, we provide a venue for you to present actors performing your play. There are no costs involved for anyone. Seeking actors and directors, too. Deadline: Sept 15. Email: submissions@pineyforkpress.com

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Bellmore-Merrick CHSD seeking Musical Directors
Seeking individuals to serve as the Vocal Musical Directors for the spring Drama Club productions at both Grand Avenue Middle School and Mepham High School.
Middle School: Auditions and rehearsals will begin Nov; performance dates are March 15 & 16; must be available starting at 2:45pm  
High School: Auditions and rehearsals will begin Dec; performance dates are March 22-24; must be available starting at 2:30pm
*All candidates must be fingerprinted 
All resumes / letters should be addressed to Ms. Cheryl Galaga Fontana, Director of Fine & Performing Arts for the Bellmore-Merrick CHSD cfontana@bellmore-merrick.k12.ny.us Application deadline is Aug 15.  
Note: These are two separate paid positions. *Indicate which (or both) position(s) you are interested in.

Be a part of a growing community theatre and theatre school located in beautiful Port Washington.  Shining Studios is currently looking for instructors for fall and spring classes. Great opportunity for someone who loves theatre and working with children. For more details, visit our website at: www.shiningstudios.org

ONE DAY IMPROV CLASS by Groundlings teacher, Guy Stevenson
You've heard of the world famous GROUNDLINGS School in Los Angeles, right? If not, then certainly you've heard of their alumni: Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell, Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy Fallen, Melissa McCarthy to name a few.  Have you've always wanted to try Improv? Maybe you'd like to find more freedom in your performance as an actor? Or perhaps you'd just like to try something new and fun!? Then this class is for you! Bring a friend and you both save $10! All levels welcome. Sign up here: http://www.take2actorsstudio.com/store/p23/Improv_Class_w%2F_Guy_Stevenson.html

Take A Bow Playhouse is looking for a skilled VOICE TEACHER for the 2017-18 school year. Classes generally operate during "after-school hours" or on Sat mornings (exact schedule TBD). Applicants must be able to teacher proper vocal technique, great with children (ages 5+), be patient, organized and ready to work in a nurturing and recreational environment.  Send resume and cover letter to info@takeabowplayhouse.com. 

For phone numbers to contact the following venues for tickets/info, check out http://www.debsliweb.homestead.com/CurrentlyPlaying.html


​Acts of Love  @ Studio Theatre 7/23

Young Frankenstein @ Broadhollow Elmont Theatre 7/ 23

West Side Story @ Cultural Arts Playhouse 7/23


The Producers @ Rockaway Theatre Company 7/21

Saturday Night Fever @ CM Performing Arts Center 7/22

Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat @ Maggie's Little Theater 7/22 - 30

All Shook Up @ ​South Shore Theatre Experience 7/27 - 30


​South Shore Theatre Experience presents All Shook Up 
Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun
July 27, 28, 29 at 8pm; July 30 at 3pm
All Tickets $15
For more info/reservations 631-669-0506 (leave a message- someone will get back to you)
or visit www.SouthShoreTheatre.com 
Purchase Tickets On Line: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/user/manageevent/3017217
Natalie - Amanda King
Miss Sandra -Samantha Kross
Dean -Thaddeus Carmine
Chad - Mauricio Hildago
Lorraine - Natalie Knapp
Dennis - Matt Lightsey
Sylvia - Lauren Loizidis
Mayor Matilda - Cassidy King
Earl - Tim Biasi
Jim - Alex Schiano
Victor Calise
Sebastian Garguilo
Rob Gianferrara
Jenna Halvorsen
Sara Halvorsen
Aaron Liebowitz
Brittany McKittrick
Emily Welliver
Thaddeus Carmine as Dean ~ Natalie Knapp as Lorraine
Lauren Loizidis as Sylivia
Amanda King as Natalie, Matthew Lightsey as Dennis 
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North Fork Community Theatre presents Thoroughly Modern Millie
July 20**, 21, 22, *23, July 27, 28, 29, *30, Aug 3, 4, 5, *6. 
Thur- Sat 8pm; *Sun, 2:30pm 
Tickets $25
Call 631-298-6328 for tickets.
**Opening Night reception 7pm 
For more info call the NFCT information line at 631-298-4500
Student Rush tickets will be available for $20 at the box office beginning 10 minutes before each performance. These tickets are subject to availability and cannot be reserved ahead of time.
Director John Bradley
Music Director Karen Hochstedler
Co-Producers Jen Eager & Liz Liszanckie
Ashley Hilary as Millie Dillmount
Eric Hughes as Jimmy Smith
Aria Saltini as Miss Dorothy Brown
Kierra Prentiss as Mrs. Meers
Gage Bennett as Trevor Graydon
Sarah Fogarty as Muzzy Van Hossmere
Alex Bradley as Ching Ho
Eric Momente as Bun Foo
Grace Lukachinski as Mrs. Flannery
Ensemble: Julia Cappiello, Bridgett Comiskey, Kimmie Connolly, Alissa Dabrowski, Ben Eager, Caleb Foley, Gaby Gonzalez, Shay Jackson, Lily Keane, 
Mikayla Keane, Leah Kerensky, Alek Lewis, Rebecca Lukachinski, Alex McCarthy, Jessica Nicholson, Casey Plitt, Jocelyn Podlas, Sarah Scarbrough, 
Justin Stuart, Jillian Tuthill, Julianna Voegel
Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of a small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love - a thoroughly modern aim in 1922, when women were just entering the workforce. Millie soon begins to take delight in the flapper lifestyle, but problems arise when she checks into a hotel owned by the leader of a white slavery ring in China.
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​South Shore Theatre Experience presents The Parlor of Mystery - Cons, Cheats & Scams
315 W Montauk Hwy, Lindenhurst 11757
Sun, July 23 at 7PM
Tickets $15 space is limited
To order or reserve tickets and for more info www.SouthShoreTheatre.com or call 631-669-0506.
To purchase tickets on line: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3020924
Cons, Cheats & Scams is a two-man show that features world-class card magician Jason Ladanye and Sean “The Prankster” Magician. It is a magic show with a twist – using the finest sleight of hand magic they will demonstrate how con artists beat the system! It features card magic and comedy magic and has a very unique segue from the first half of the show to the second half. One of the top card magicians in the world today, Mr. Ladanye will be demonstrating how easy it is to win in Vegas if you have the skills. He’ll also show what can be done with a deck of cards after a lifetime of studying sleight of hand. Sean will focus on street scams and hustlers.
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​Theatre Three Summer Concert Series
412 Main St, Pt Jefferson 11777
Tickets: www.TheatreThree.com (631) 928-9100
GROUP SALES AVAILABLE at (631) 928-1130
Beatlemania Now Fri, July 21 @ 8PM $39
The Fast Lane - Eagles Tribute Sat, July 22 @ 8pm $39
Ted Vigil - John Denver Tribute Fri, July 28 @ 8 pm $49
The Brooklyn Bridge Sat, July 29th @ 8PM $49
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Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts presents Music Mondays
Tickets range from $45 to $125
Available at www.baystreet.org or Box Office at 631-725-9500 (Tues-Sat 11am to 5pm)
20% off purchase 3 shows or more
Lorna Luft - July 24 ($45 - $85)
Billy Porter - Aug 14 ($69 - $125)
Jennifer Holliday - Aug 21 ($79 - $125)
Stephen Schwartz - Aug 28 ($69 - $125)


Deb's Web Junior - Please comply with Fran's rules and guidelines as we are both very concerned with the protection of our youthful performers. Go to www.DebsWebJunior.com to see the newly redesigned Debs Web Junior. DWJ posts audition announcements for youth shows, but remember that if you charge a fee for your production, the fee must be disclosed up front in order for your information to appear. You can also post updates on the DWJ Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/debs.webjunior.3 Send all youth theater notices to Fran Proto Bookbinder at DebsWebJunior@gmail.com




Peter Morrison asks...
​Which film starring Rosalind Russell was reworked into a Tony-Award-winning musical, also starring Rosalind Russell, eleven years later?
Bonus*: Who played her sister in the film

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Last Week's Stumper
​In which late Sixties film, based on a story by John Cheever, did Marge Champion and Kim Hunter have roles?
Bonus*: Who played the main male character?
Answer:  The Swimmer (1968)
Bonus*:  Burt Lancaster
Winner(s): Alan Blayne*


Peter Morrison asks...
​In which show from the late Fifties did the female co-star sing the title song, which was a man’s nickname? [ Hint: It was used in Godfather II as a tribute to Michael Corleone.] Name the male lead. 
Bonus*: Which song did the male lead make popular?

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Last Week's Stumper 
​Name a stage musical of the late Nineties about the sad lives of prostitutes.
Bonus*: Who wrote the music?
Answer:  The Life (Ethel Barrymore, 4/26/97-6/7/98, 466 perfs.)
Bonus*:  Cy Coleman
Winner(s): ​Lloyd Baum*, Alan Blayne*


Peter Morrison asks...
​Which play is set in the auditorium of a school named Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrows?
Bonus*: Who wrote the play?

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Last Week's Stumper 
​Name the long-running play in which the father of a family refuses to be baptized.
Bonus*: Who starred as the father?
Answer: Life With Father (Alvin/Bijou/Empire, 11/8/39-7/12/47, 3,224 perfs.)
Bonus*:  Howard Lindsay
Winner(s): Alan Blayne


July 21, 1971 - Fiddler on the Roof surpasses Hello, Dolly as Broadway's longest-running musical when it gives its 2,845th performance.
July 21, 1976 - Robert Guillaume stars in a revival of the Frank Loesser musical Guys and Dolls. It runs for 239 performances at the Broadway Theatre. 
July 21, 2012 - Cate Blanchett & Richard Roxburgh lead the Sydney Theatre Company production of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, opening at NYC Center for a
                        10-perf run as part of the Lincoln Center Festival. Directed by Tamás Ascher, starring Blanchett as Yelena with Roxburgh in the title role.
July 22, 2004 - Stephen Sondheim returns to Broadway with his first (mostly) new score in a decade. Lincoln Center Theater’s production of The Frogs is an
                         expanded version of Sondheim’s short 1973 musical. Nathan Lane, who plays Dionysos, makes his Broadway debut as a librettist, with Susan
                         Stroman directing. 
July 24, 1996 - The Fantasticks gives it 15,000th performance.
July 25, 1975 - A Chorus Line opens at the Shubert Theatre and runs for 6,137 performances
July 25, 1996 - Patti LuPone returns to the Broadway stage tonight in Terrence McNally's Master Class. Taking over the reins from the play's original star, Zoe
July 25, 2002 - Judd Hirsch returns to Broadway in the role that earned him the 1986 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play: Nat in Herb Gardner's I'm Not 
                         Rappaport. Ben Vereen takes on the role of Midge.

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

A governess learns sharpshooting to keep her charges in line.

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

​BORN 7/21 
Charles L. Bandler
Dan Guyton
Actress Mollie Sugden (Are You Being Served?) born 1922 
Actor Don Knotts (The Andy Griffith Show) born 1924 
Director Norman Jewison (In the Heat of the Night) is 91
Actress Penny Fuller (Applause) is 77
Actress Patricia Elliott (A Little Night Music) born 1942
Actor Edward Herrmann (Eleanor & Franklin) born 1943
Musician Cat Stevens is 68
Actress Lilias White (The Life) is 66
Actor Robin Williams (Good Will Hunting, Mork & Mindy, etc.) born 1952
Actor Jon Lovitz (SNL, The Critic) is 60
Actor Matt Mulhern (Biloxi Blues) is 57
Actor Lance Guest (The Last Starfighter, Million Dollar Quartet) is 57
Actor Ike Eisenmann (Escape to Witch Mountain) is 55
Actor Josh Hartnett (Pearl Harbor) is 39
DIED 7/21 
Composer Jerry Goldsmith (Poltergeist, The Omen) – 2004 – Cancer 
Bob McAllister (Wonderama) – 1998 
Actor Herb Edelman (The Golden Girls) – 1996 – Emphysema 
Actress Dorothy Collins (Follies) – 1994 – Heart attack 
Director D.W. Griffith (Birth of a Nation) – 1948 – Cerebral hemorrhage 

BORN 7/22 
Opera singer Licia Albanese born 1913 
Actress Louise Fletcher (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) is 83
Actor Terence Stamp (Billy Liar, Priscilla…) is 78
Quizmaster Alex Trebek (Jeopardy) is 77
Singer Bobby Sherman (Easy Come Easy Go) is 74
Director Paul Schrader (American Gigolo) is 71
Actor Danny Glover (Master Harold…and the boys, Lethal Weapon) is 71
Singer Don Henley (The Eagles) is 70
Actor/Writer/Director Albert Brooks (Defending Your Life) is 70
Composer Alan Mencken (Little Shop of Horrors, Newsies) is 68
Actress Lonette McKee (Showboat) is 63
Actor Willem Dafoe (Platoon, Spiderman) is 62
Actor David Spade (SNL, Just Shoot Me) is 53
Actor John Leguizamo (Summer of Sam) is 53
DIED 7/22 
Actor Dennis Farina (Law & Order) – 2013 – Pulmornary embolism 
Actress Estelle Getty (The Golden Girls) – 2008 – Lewy body dementia 
Producer Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. - 1932 – Pleurisy 

BORN 7/23 
Actress Gloria DeHaven is 92
Actor Calvert DeForest (Late Night) born 1921 
Radio personality Don Imus is 77
Actor Woody Harrelson (Cheers) is 56
Actor Eriq Lasalle (ER) is 55
Actor-comedian Marlon Wayans is 45
Actor Omar Epps is 44
Actor Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter…) is 28
DIED 7/23 
Actor Leo McKern (A Man For All Seasons) – 2002 
Composer Clark Gesner (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown) – 2002 – Heart attack 

BORN 7/24 
Director Peter Yates (Breaking Away) born 1929 
Comedienne Ruth Buzzi (Laugh-In) is 81
Actor Mark Goddard (Lost in Space) born 1936 
Actor Dan Hedaya (The Tortellis) is 77
Actor Chris Sarandon (Dog Day Afternoon) is 75
Actor Robert Hays (Airplane) is 69
Actor Michael Richards (Seinfeld) is 68
Actress Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) is 66
Director Gus Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho, Milk) is 65
Actor Kadeem Hardison (A Different World) is 52
Actress Laura Leighton (Melrose Place) is 49
Actress Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked, GCB) is 49
Actress-singer Jennifer Lopez (Monster-in-Law) is 47
Actress Anna Paquin (The Piano, X-Men, True Blood) is 35
Actress Mara Wilson (Mrs. Doubtfire) is 30
DIED 7/24
Actress/Ghost singer Marni Nixon (My Fair Lady, West Side Story, etc.) – 2016 – Breast cancer
Actor Sherman Hemsley (The Jeffersons) – 2012 – Lung cancer 
Actor Chad Everett (Medical Center) – 2012 – Lung cancer 
Actor Peter Sellers (The Pink Panther) – 1980 – Heart attack 
Actress Constance Bennett (Topper) – 1965 – Cerebral Hemorrhage 

BORN 7/25 
Actress Estelle Getty (The Golden Girls) born 1923 
Actress Barbara Harris (The Apple Tree) is 82
Actress Illeana Douglas (To Die For) is 52
Actor Matt LeBlanc (Friends) is 50
Actor Brad Renfro (The Client) born 1982 
DIED 7/25 
Actor Bruce Adler (Crazy For You) – 2008 – Liver cancer 
Director John Schlesinger (Midnight Cowboy) - 2003 - Stroke 

BORN 7/26
Lili Klein
Jack Seabury
Rich Martino 
Director Blake Edwards (The Pink Panther, 10, etc.) born 1922 
Musician Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones) is 74
Actor Kevin Spacey (American Beauty, The Usual Suspects) is 58
Actress Sandra Bullock (Speed, The Right Side) is 53
Actor Jeremy Piven (Entourage, Ellen) is 52
Actress Kate Beckinsale (Emma) is 44
DIED 7/26 
Actress/Comedienne Betty Walker (Hello Ceil?) – 1982 

BORN 7/27 
Patrick Gerrity
TV producer Norman Lear (All in the Family) is 95
Actor Jerry Van Dyke (Coach) is 86
Actor John Pleshette is 75
Singer Bobbie Gentry (Ode to Billie Joe) is 73
Actress-director Betty Thomas (Hill Street Blues) is 69
Actor Maury Chaykin is 68
Singer/Actress Maureen McGovern (The Morning After, Little Women) is 68
Actress Janet Eilber (Stepping Out) is 66
Actress Roxanne Hart (Passion Play) is 65
DIED 7/27 
Actor Geoffrey Hughes (Keeping Up Appearances) – 2012 – Prostate cancer 
Actor/Singer Tony Martin – 2012 – Natural causes 
Actor/Comedian Bob Hope - 2003 - Pneumonia
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