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Hello All!
As you probably all know by now, I am planning to retire after 17 years of publishing Deb's Web.

A new web site, Long Island Community Theatre Collective lictc.org, has been established by some members of the LI theater community.  Check it out and start using it as soon as possible to ensure a smooth transition for your submissions.

Deb's Web will continue publishing until November.  I've also decided to share some of the lovely parting sentiments expressed by members of the community over the next few weeks.

Here goes:

Dear Ms. Starker,

After 17 years of unpaid and underappreciated service to the LI theatre community, you deserve a rest from dealing with deadlines and last-minutes changes.

However, before you do close down Deb's Web, my wife and I wanted to take a minute to just say "Thank You" for all of your kindnesses to us and to Ivy Lane Players over the years. As a public service organization, we at ILP are especially cognizant of just what it means to serve a community that frequently takes for granted all of the hours of unpaid labor (even if it is a labor of love) and expects perfection as its entitlement.

We were more than honored to work with you in getting the word out about the culture of the LI theatre community and Deb's Web shone a spotlight (if I may use this analogy) on the many and varied choices available to performers and actors, directors, technicians, designers, and other roles played behind the scenes.

We wish you great good fortune in your next endeavor and hope that you do not cut off all ties to the theatre. (As I told you at Lost in Yonkers, your Mrs. Kurnitz was dead-on and I could see as being one of "the girls," with whom my own grandmother would have associated).

Once again, thank you for all of your hard work over these many years and may the door that you are opening lead to much happiness and fulfillment.

Sincerely,
Henry Brewer, President
Ivy Lane Players

Tara LaBella, Treasurer,
Ivy Lane Players

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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Choose your leaders with wisdom and forethought.
To be led by a coward is to be controlled by all that the coward fears.
To be led by a fool is to be led by the opportunists who control the fool.
To be led by a thief is to offer up your most precious treasures to be stolen.
To be led by a liar is to ask to be told lies.
To be led by a tyrant is to sell yourself and those you love into slavery.  
~ Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Talents 1998
 [ed. - and what if your "leader" is a coward, fool, thief, liar and tyrant?] 


MEMBER TO MEMBER

A Bite of Broadway LOVE AND LIGHT: A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR LIZ GRUDZINSKI 
PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE PROSTHETIC AND MEDICAL FUND FOR LIZ GRUDZINSKI
Donations can be made at  gofundme.com/loveforLiz14


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

ACTORS

!!EMERGENCY!!
The Haunted Mansion of Melville is looking for new Creeps & Crawlees for the 2017 Season. PAID. Haunted Mansion is open every Fri, Sat & Sun night in Oct as well as some weekday nights closer to Halloween. Tryouts are Thurs 9/21, Wed 9/27 & Thurs 9/28 at 8pm. For more info HauntedMansionMelville@gmail.com 

!!EMERGENCY!!
South Shore Theatre Experience, 115 South Wellwood Ave, Lindenhurst 11757. Due to our move, we weren't able to hold auditions earlier. 
Casting for Wait Until Dark – 3 male roles – Show goes up Oct 6. Email – Deborah@SouthShoreTheatre.com or call 631.669.0506 for audition apt if we haven’t worked together before. If we have, let me know availability.

!!EMERGENCY!!
​Broadhollow Theater Company is recruiting actors & actresses for its Educational Day Repertory Company. 
Seeking Men – 18 - late 50’s. Singers. Dancers. Musical Theater Style. Comical. Or just straight actors for a myriad of roles in day time shows. Shows will range from comical musical theater shows for young children to more serious dramatic pieces for the older teens.
Seeking Women – 22 - late 50’s. Singers. Dancers. Musical Theater Style. Comical. Or just straight actors for a myriad of roles in day time shows.
Must have day time and afternoon ability for shows and rehearsal. Shows pays $25-30 per show. If interested, set up immediate audition. Send headshot and resume to BHTEdRep@gmail.com.

!!EMERGENCY!!
Hardscrabble Theater looking to cast two male roles for its Nov 10, 11, 12 & 17, 18, 19 production of And Then There Were None.
PHILIP LOMBARD – 25-40 - A mysterious, confident and resourceful man who seems to have been a mercenary soldier in Africa.
ANTHONY MARSTON – 20’s-30 - A rich, athletic, handsome youth.
Contact: Joe DiPietro (producer) info@hardscrabbletheater.com or John Passadino (director) john@productionsbypassadino.com

THIS WEEK'S AUDITIONS 

Sid Jacobson Community Players, 300 Forest Ave, East Hills auditions for COMPANY on Sept 24, 4-7pm. Come prepared to sing. Accompanist will be provided. Callbacks Oct 1. If you are unable to attend the audition, contact Susan Kalman, 516-484-1545, ext. 110, skalman@sjjcc.org. Performances: Feb 3, 4, 10 and 11. Director: Rich Buckley / Music Director: Steve Belfer / Choreographer: Lisbeth Wolgel / Producer: Susan Kalman. All Roles Open <Character descriptions can be found on the Cast Calls page>

​BroadHollow Theatre Company auditions for My Fair Lady on Sun, Sept 24 at 7PM at the BayWay Arts Centre in E Islip. Show runs Jan 13-March 4 between the Bayway & Elmont locations. Director: Matt Stashin / Musical Director: Elizabeth DeGennaro <Character descriptions can be found on the Cast Calls page>

The Silver Chords are a community chorus based in Smithtown. Their upcoming Winter Season is Choral Reflections on Dickens' A Christmas Carol. It will feature holiday music alongside Choral standards and Classical masterpieces. Rehearsals are Sat 9:30am-noon at the Eugene Cannataro Senior Center 420 Main St, Smithtown. New members welcome Sept 23 and 30. For more info www.thesilverchords.com or e-mail silverchordschorus@gmail.com

Bayswater Players casting for The Addams Family Musical from for the roles of Grandma and the Ancestors on Tues, 9/26 from 7-9pm. Contact Michael at 718-208-9687.

NEW CALLS

Raffaele Theatrical Prodcutions is auditioning for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. If interested, you must email us a video audition of you singing a 16-32 bar cut from the show. If we are interested in casting you, we will invite you to come in and read. We are casting 4 males and 2 females. All video submissions must be sent in by Sept 24. You will be notified within 48 hours if we are interested in casting you in a certain role. You must also fill out the audition form which you can get on our website raffaeletheatricalprodcutions.weebly.com. Looking for: 
Charlie Brown Bb2 to F4 - Main characteristics are either self-defeating stubbornness or admirable determined persistence to try his best against all odds. He can never win a baseball game but continues playing; he can never fly a kite successfully but continues trying to do so. The show is a day in the life of Charlie Brown.
Lucy Van Pelt G3 to F5 (Strong Belt) Has the persona of a bossy, crabby, manipulative and selfish girl who thrives on telling everyone something. She shows a need for assurance from either Schroeder or Charlie Brown that she is indeed pretty.
Snoopy C3 to A4 (Belt) A more human-like dog. His character is that of a dog who pretends to be a person (or who sometimes forgets he is a dog).
Schroeder Bb2 to Ab4 (Strong Pop Belt) Distinguished by his precocious skill at playing the toy piano, as well as by his love of classical music and the composer Ludwig van Beethoven in particular.
Linus Van Pelt Bb2 to E4 Though young, he is unusually smart and he acts as the show’s philosopher. Despite Linus' intelligence and mature vocabulary, juvenile aspects of his character are also displayed; for example, Linus is almost always depicted holding his blue security blanket and often sucking his thumb.
Sally Brown B2 to Bb5 Despite being portrayed as innocent and adorable, she is noticeably intelligent for her age and this precociousness contributes to the humor of the series.

Star Playhouse at The Suffolk Y JCC auditions for It’s Only a Play, directed by Jim Redding on Sun, Oct 8 and Tues, Oct 10 at 7:30pm. Callbacks on Wed, Oct 11 at 7:30pm. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Also, since this show is all about name dropping, be prepared to tell us your brush with a celebrity. All roles open. Show dates: Sat, Jan 13 and 27 at 8pm and Sun, Jan 14, 21 & 28 at 2pm. Character descriptions (all ages mere suggestions):
Julia Budder- The Producer. 40’s, very wealthy, very enthusiastic, very nice, very out of her element. She loves to be a part of all the insanity. Maybe a modern Margret Dumont.
Peter Austin- The Playwright. 40’s, he lives life on the edge…of a nervous breakdown. His reading of the review is comic gold.
James Wicker- The Best Friend. 40’s, he is the center of the action, a one time actor who left to star in a long running sitcom. Charming, witty, lives to gossip. If he stabs you in the back, he’ll do itwith a smile. In previous productions, played by Charles Nelson Reilly, Nathan Lane, Martin Short. Bitchy but not mean.
Virginia Noyes- The Star. 40’s, wears an ankle monitor, drinks and snorts cocaine throughout the evening. Curses like a sailor…like five sailors…like a dozen drunken sailors on shore leave…
Frank Finger- The Director. 30’s, an egomaniacal British tortured genius. Has never had a flop and wants one. This one. Oh, and he is a kleptomaniac. A British accent is a must.
Ira Drew- The Critic. 40’s, loves/lives to write nasty, vicious, cruel reviews. Poison in his pen but secretly he is a playwright looking for an opening night of his own.
Gus- The Temporary Help. 20’s, an aspiring performer! Wildly enthusiastic! Happy to be here! Right off the farm.

ONGOING CALLS

Hardscrabble Theater looking to cast 1 male roles for its Nov 10, 11, 12 and 17, 18, 19 production of And Then There Were None.
WILLIAM HENRY BLORE – 40's-60's - A former police inspector
Contact: Joe DiPietro (prod) info@hardscrabbletheater.com or John Passadino (director) john@productionsbypassadino.com

Lantern Theatre seeks actors and directors for dramatic readings at libraries, etc. for pay. Book in hand; few rehearsals; pay for each performance. Contact Richard Weiner 516 754 1047 or e mail rmwesq13@aol.com.

​The ZEN Room, LI's Rocky Horror Picture Show shadowcast, seeks actors for ensemble roles for our Halloween show at Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts on Sat, Oct 28 at 8pm. You need to be available from 3pm until about midnight the day of the show, and there will be some Sat night rehearsals in the weeks leading up to the show. No pay, but dinner will be provided the night of the show. Contact Jordana Dlugacz at jmdlugacz@zenproductionsny.com if you are interested. ZEN Productions (our parent company) also performs throughout the year in Nass and Suff Co and at regional conventions.

​Old Bethpage Village Restoration is casting actors, stage hands, costumers and more for a series of upcoming Living History Productions for our Halloween, Fall and Holiday programs. All are encouraged to audition for a wide range of roles. Our productions encompass historic dramatic programs, musical comedy presentations and more. Nonunion. Paid positions. Email: sal@salstgeorge.com Send headshot and resume. Auditions by Appt Only. If you sing, be prepared with a standard or Broadway song. For more info, call 631-654-1888.

Merrick Theatre and Center for The Arts is looking to cast the roles of The Beast and Gaston for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Show runs 10/28 - 12/2. Shows are on Sat at 2pm. If interested, call Tommy at 779-3903.

SINGERS/DANCERS

Bay Area Chorus of the Bay Area Friends of the Fine Arts (BAFFA) rehearses every Wed evening during the school year at James Wilson Young Middle School in Bayport. Rehearsals are from 7:30-9:30PM and have begun. All choral voices are welcome. No audition necessary. The Chorus presents three concerts every year. This year's concerts are Nov 19, April 8, and June 2. The Nov concert theme is Rise Up In Festive Song. The June 2 concert, our Pops Concert, is performed with the Bay Area Symphony Orchestra. For further info: 631-589-7343 or www.baffa.org.

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. 

MUSICIANS

Temple B'nai Torah Jr. Players seeks Music Director for a fundraising performances of 13. Children's cast range from 10-17. Looking for an individual who can teach the music to the cast. Accompanying the cast on the piano is preferred. Performances: Sat, Dec 2 & 9 at 7:30pm & Sun, Dec 3 & 10 at 4:30pm.
Rehearsals: Sun 12:30-3pm, Tues & Thurs 7- 9pm
Tech week schedule: Sun, Nov 26, 6-9:30pm, Mon, Nov 27 - Thurs, Nov 30 6:30-9:30pm
Brush up rehearsal: Tues, Dec 5 7-9pm
Salary - TBD
Contact Louise 516-521-4505

Looking for a musical director/pianist. Job requires you to play the piano, read music and have experience working with children. $10 per hour. Email us if you are interested in the position at raffaeletheatricalproductions@gmail.com

​TECHNICIANS

The ZEN Room, Long Island's Rocky Horror Picture Show shadowcast, seeks stage crew for our Halloween show at The Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts on Sat, Oct 28 at 8pm. You need to be available from 3pm until about midnight the day of the show, and there will be some Sat night rehearsals in the weeks leading up to the show. No pay, but dinner will be provided the night of the show. Contact Jordana Dlugacz at jmdlugacz@zenproductionsny.com if you are interested. ZEN Productions (our parent company) also performs throughout the year in Nass and Suff Co and at regional conventions.

Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center
300 Forest Drive, East Hills 11548  
Children’s Theatre Director:
Work with children in Grades K-2nd 
Meets Sun 10:15-11:30AM from Nov-June
Teach theatre games, vocal warm-ups and direct a show to be performed in the spring.
Must have experience working with children.
Location: Sid Jacobson JCC, Roslyn
Contact Susan Kalman, Theatre Arts Director, 516-484-1545, ext. 110, skalman@sjjcc.org
Children’s Voice Teacher:
Teach small group classes for children in grades 2 - 5 on Sat (time T.B.D.)
10 week session
Introduce basics of vocal technique and performance skills
Ability to play piano is a plus but not mandatory
Must have experience working with children
For consideration contact Susan Kalman, Theatre Arts Director, 516-484-1545, ext. 110, skalman@sjjcc.org


CLASSIFIED
Deb's Web presents ads as a service to educators & performers in the LI Theater Community. In no way should they be construed as an endorsement. Be sure to research each offering thoroughly as Deb's Web will not be held responsible/liable in any way.

8 week adult improv class (ages 18 - up) will teach performance improv through a series of comprehensive exercises and workshop style lessons. 
Students will learn how to generate ideas and characters to create spontaneous scenes and storylines.  
Perfect for beginners & intermediate students this class is a confidence builder for actors, sketch & play writers, and even for improving communication skills for all.  

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CLOSING

The Convertible Girl @ South Shore Theatre Experience 9/22

Bye Bye Birdie @ Broadhollow Elmont Theatre 9/24

​Run For Your Wife @ Broadhollow Bay Way 9/24

Footloose @ CK Productions 9/24

Complete Works of Wm Shakespeare @ Carriage House Players 9/24

Cabaret @ Heights Players 9/24

OPENING

The Kiss @ LI Rep Theater294 9/22


UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS/CAST LISTS & SHAMELESS PLUGS

​Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts presents a Benefit Concert for Hurricane Victims 
Sun, Oct 1 from 4-6pm
Emceed by Southampton Town Supervisor & organizer Jay Schneiderman
Suggested donations for adults are $20 and $10 per child, but any amount will be accepted.  
Donations can be made at the box office only which is open Tues–Sat, 11am–5pm & Sun Oct 1 from 2pm+  
Anyone not available to attend may make a donation at the box office any time prior to that date.
The concert is in honor of all of those whose lives were literally uprooted in recent weeks by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and the rebuilding that will be required for many weeks and months to come. Bay Street Theater is donating the theater and staff services, and the musicians are donating their time and musical talents for the concert. As of this press writing, current musicians include Joe Lauro & The Hoodoo Loungers and Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks, with others to be added. All ticket and raffle proceeds will be used for hurricane relief efforts through the Red Cross and the Salvation Army. In addition to great music, a Special Raffle will be held in the lobby with items and prizes donated from local retailers and restaurants. These proceeds will also be donated.
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​Long Island Rep presents an adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Kiss by Claude Solnik
Theater294, 294 Farmingdale Rd (Rte 109), E Farmingdale
Sept 22 to Oct 8
Tickets $20/ $15 srs & students www.thekissli.brownpapertickets.com and at the door
Info 516-404-2960
Cast:
Giovanni Marine
Kerri Dillon
Lora Batorsky
Larry Bellman
Frank Butler
JoAnn Celentano
Melissa Da Costa
Joe DiPietro
Cara Fortune
Ron Friedmann
Michael Ruggiere
Joe Sherer
Jon Skelly 
Amanda Skiba  
Brenna Gwyn Snowe
Justin Trice
Directed by Timothy Gillespie
Costumes by Chery Manniello
Tracey Pine stage manager
Alexander Vartanian lights and sound
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​South Shore Theatre Experience presents Stand Up Comedy Nite
115 S Wellwood Ave, Lindenhurst 11757
Hosted by Alan Scott
Sat, Sept. 23 ~ Limited Seating starts at 7:30pm
Call 631.669.0506 for reservations 
$25pp includes show and complimentary wine and noshies
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Roman Borgman Opera Theatre will perform a Highlights Concert of the most thrilling scenes and arias from Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece Il Trovatore
Trinity Lutheran Church, 9020 Third Ave, Bay Ridge Brooklyn
Sat, Sept 23 at 7pm - The program runs approx 90 min
Gen adm $20 at the door; no reservations required. A reception will be held after the concert for the artists. Light refreshments will be served. No wheelchair or disabled access is available at this venue. For more info, visit http://www.rbopera.com and http://www.facebook.com/rbopera.
The cast:
Zhanna Alkhazova as Leonora
Paolo Buffagni as Manrico
Alison Bolshoi as Azucena
Joseph Flaxman as Count di Luna
Nathan Baer as Ferrando
Nathan Baer also narrates, providing insights about the opera, the composer, the time period, and the dynamics at play in each scene. Mark Cogley provides piano accompaniment. Blazing passions and fiery conflicts arouse the senses in this electrifying tale of vengeance that showcases some of Verdi’s most potent and compelling music,” said Founder and Artistic Director Maryann Mootos.
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Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts presents THE SIXTIES SHOW
Sat, Sept 23 at 8pm
Tickets are $29.99 - $35
baystreet.org or 631-725-9500, open daily 11am-show time. Beginning Sept 4, Tues-Sat 11am-5pm or show time
THE SIXTIES SHOW from NYC has been described as “The Greatest 1960’s Musical Re-Creation Show in the World.” The band features former members of Bob Dylan’s, Ray Charles', James Brown’s, Ray and Dave Davies' (The Kinks) bands and current members of legendary multi-platinum pop superstars The Smithereens. The show is a cross generational crowd-pleaser and the band is widely celebrated and known for re-creating spot on, note for note re-creations of the hits, B-sides and deep album cuts from the greatest songs of the 1960’s.
Craig O’Keefe - Musical Director, Bass, Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Tom Licameli - Guitar, Vocals
Jim Boggia - Guitar, Vocals 
Chris Parker - Drums
Dennis Diken - Drums
Peter Chiusano - Keyboards/Orchestrations
John Cardone - Bass, Backing Vocals
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Bel Canto Chorale presents Mendelssohn's Elijah
St. Aidan's Church 505 Willis Ave, Williston Park 11596
Sun, Sept 24 at 2:30pm
**Free Will Offering at the Door- $20 Suggested Donation Per Audience Member, $15 sr/stud**
This donation will help offset costs of the concert, as well as the costs of the upcoming season. 
Join Bel Canto and guests from Mineola Choral Society in an exciting afternoon of choral masterpieces from the renowned oratorio. 
Featuring guest soloists, guest organist Drago Bubalo, and our prestigious director Greg Mercer.
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South Shore Theatre Experience Parlor of Mystery presents Mentalism Magic
115 S Wellwood Ave, Lindenhurst 11757
Sun, Sept 24 at 7pm
Tickets are $15 and available on-line, and at the door, however, space is limited. 
To order or reserve tickets and for more info visitwww.SouthShoreTheatre.com OR call 631-669-0506
To order Tickets on line http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3080389 
Jason Suran will be reading minds and magicians Vincent MendozaThaddeus and Ziggy will be casting spells at a mentalism magic show like none other. The show will feature mind-bending close-up magic, spectacular mentalism and a good dose of comedy by award-winning performers.
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Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts presents THE NANCY ATLAS PROJECT
Fri, Oct 20 at 8pm
Tickets: $25/advance sales and $30 day of
Tickets: www.baystreet.org or 631-725-9500 Tues-Sat 11am-5pm
Nancy Atlas is known for her raw, live performances and stellar songwriting Nancy has opened for almost everyone under the sun including Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams, Toots and the Maytals, Jimmy Buffett, Crosby, Stills and Nash. The band includes Johnny Blood on lead guitar, Brett King on bass, Richard Rosch on drums and Neil Surreal on keyboards, harp, and accordion.
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Township Theatre Group presents the magical musical gala TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT
Temple Beth El, 660 Park Ave, Huntington
SAT, OCT 14 at 8PM
Celebrating TTG’s 65th Anniversary Season with a fabulous evening of song, dance & fun. Enjoy memorable show tunes, favorites from modern-day crooners and a little 60’s rock& roll to round out the night.
Tickets $30, includes choice of one drink. Limited seating, advance ticket purchase recommended
Tickets: 631-213-9832 or townshiptheatregroup@gmail.com 
Cast (in alphabetical order):
Kathleen Eberhardt
John Emro
Susan Emro
Robert Gino
Gina Haver
Jerry Maggio
Georgene Muzio
Amanda Peters
Fran Rosato
Warren Schein
Akiva Wharton
Produced by Susan J. Emro
Musical Direction by Ann-Marie Hoher
Stage Managed by Denise Hagen


YOUTH THEATER

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


ONE PERSON'S (RE)VIEW







TRIVIA DEPARTMENT

FILM

Peter Morrison asks...
Who played Trotsky in the film Nicholas and Alexandra?
Bonus*: Who played Alexandra?

Know the answer(s)? Click here to reply:: tistar@optimum.net 

Last Week's Stumper
​In which anachronistic film of the early 40s do "prehistoric" characters fight giant lizards, and in which a woman is run over by a river of lava that looks like lumpy pancake batter?
Bonus*: Who starred in the equally preposterous remake?
Answer:  One Million B.C. (1940)
Bonus*:   Raquel Welch
Winner(s): Alan Blayne*

MUSICAL THEATER

Peter Morrison asks...
Name the musical based on G. B. Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra.
Bonus*: Who played/sang the part of Caesar and who played/sang Cleopatra?

Know the answer(s)? Click here to reply: tistar@optimum.net

Last Week's Stumper 
In which notorious flop does Nora, having slammed the door on her husband, take up with a young violinist, the owner of a shipping line, and a lawyer? For which non-musical play is this a sequel?
Bonuses*: Which composer, who wrote music for at least three other flops, wrote the score for this? Which famous duo, noted more for their hits than for their flops, wrote the lyrics?​
Answer:   A Doll's Life (Mark Hellinger, 7/23/82-7/26/82, 5 perfs.); Ibsen's A Doll's House
Bonus*:  Larry Grossman (music); Betty Comden and Adolph Green (lyrics)
Winner(s): Alan Blayne*

NON-MUSICAL THEATER

Peter Morrison asks...
Which Shakespeare play, performed by Lawrence Olivier & Vivien Leigh, was reported as "laying them in the aisles" in Stratford Ontario's Shakespeare Theater?
Bonus*: [Sheer gossip.] With whom was Vivien having an affair at the time?

Know the answer(s)? Click here to reply: tistar@optimum.net

Last Week's Stumper 
​Who played Abraham Lincoln on Broadway in the late 30s and in which play?
Bonus*: Can you name his two offspring who also became actors?
Answer: Raymond Massey; Abe Lincoln in Illinois (Plymouth, 10/15/38-ca. 12/_/39, 472 perfs.)
Bonus*:  Anna Massey and Daniel Massey
Winner(s): Alan Blayne*

THIS WEEK IN BROADWAY HISTORY

Sept. 22, 1964 - Fiddler on the Roof opens with Zero Mostel as Tevye.
Sept. 22, 1966 - Hume Cronin and Jessica Tandy star in Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance.
Sept. 23, 1974 - Angela Lansbury stars in the revival of Gypsy.
Sept. 24, 1974 - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof gets revived with Elizabeth Ashley, Keir Dullea and Fred Gwynne.
Sept. 25, 1979 - Patti Lupone plays Eva Peron in the musical Evita.


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

THE SCARLET PIMPERNELL
He's a dandified English aristocrat by day, but by night he turns into a mysterious doctor helping a feral girl assimilate into society.


MILESTONES 
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/Anniversary* to all you LI Theater Folks

​BORN 9/22
​Rita Wallace
Roni Alper Cohen 
Actress Shari Belafonte-Harper (Hotel) is 63
Singer Debby Boone (You Light Up My Life) is 61
Singer Andrea Bocelli is 59
Singer Joan Jett (I Love Rock & Roll) is 57
Actor Scott Baio (Happy Days, Charles in Charge) is 56
Actress Bonnie Hunt (Jumanji) is 53
DIED 9/22 
Singer Eddie Fisher – 2010 – Complications from hip surgery 

BORN 9/23 
Sergio Fuenzalida
Actor Walter Pidgeon (Mrs. Miniver) born 1897 
Actor Mickey Rooney (Andy Hardy…, Sugar Babies) born 1920 
Musician John Coltrane born 1926 
Singer Ray Charles (Georgia) born 1930 
Singer Julio Iglesias is 74
Musician Bruce Springsteen (The “Boss”) is 68
Actor Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) is 58
Actress Anneliese van der Pol (That’s So Raven) is 33
DIED 9/23 
Actress Michelle Thomas (Family Matters) – 1998 – Cancer 
Actress Mary Frann (Newhart) – 1998 - Cancer 
Director/Choreographer Bob Fosse (Cabaret, Pippin, etc.) – 1987 – Heart attack 
Actor Cliff Arquette (Charley Weaver) – 1974 

BORN 9/24 
Kim Volpe
Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby) born 1896 
Actor/Composer Anthony Newley (Stop the World…) born 1931 
Muppet Master Jim Henson born 1936 
Musician Linda McCartney born 1941 
Actor Phil Hartman (SNL) born 1948 
Actress Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) is 55
DIED 9/24
Actor Bill Nunn (Do the Right Thing) – 2016 – Cancer
Author Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) – 1991 – Cancer 
Actor Neil Hamilton (Batman) – 1984 – Asthma 
Actress Patsy Kelly (No No Nannette) – 1981 
Actress/singer Ruth Etting – 1978 
Actor Ian Hunter (Robin Hood) – 1975 
Actor Clive Morton (Goodbye Mr. Chips) – 1975 

BORN 9/25 
Director Harold Becker (Taps, The Onion Field) is 89
TV Journalist Barbara Walters (The View) is 88
Actor Emory Bass (1776) born 1931 
Musician Glenn Gould born 1932 
Actress Mitzi Hoag is 85
Dancer/Actress Juliet Prowse (Can-Can) born 1936 
Actor Josh Taylor (Days of our Lives, Valerie) is 74
Actor Robert Walden (Lou Grant, Happily Divorced) is 74
Actor Michael Douglas (Wall Street, Fatal Attraction) is 73
Actress Felicity Kendal (The Good Life) is 71
Actress Mimi Kennedy (The Two of Us) is 68
Actor Jim Moody (Fame) is 68
Actor Anson Williams (Happy Days) is 68
Actor Mark Hamill (Star Wars) is 66
Actor Christopher Reeve (Superman) born 1952 
Actor Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs) is 59
Actress Kim Yancey (Raisin in the Sun) is 58
Actress Heather Locklear (Melrose Place) is 56
Actress Aida Turturro (The Sopranos) is 55
Actor Tate Donovan is 54
Actress Anita Barone (The War at Home) is 53
Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago) is 48
Actor Hal Sparks (Queer As Folk) is 48
Actress Clea DuVall (Carnivale) is 40
DIED 9/25 
Singer Andy Williams (Moon River) – 2012 – Bladder cancer 
Actor Don Adams (Get Smart) – 2005 – Pulmonary infection 
Actress Lani O’Grady (Eight is Enough) – 2001 – Drug overdose 
Actress Mary Astor (The Maltese Falcon) – 1987 – Heart attack 
Actor Walter Pidgeon (Mrs. Miniver) – 1984 – Stroke 

BORN 9/26 
Actor George Raft born 1895 
Composer George Gershwin (Porgy & Bess, etc.) born 1898 
Actor Philip Bosco (Lend Me A Tenor) is 87
Actor Kent McCord (Adam-12) is 75
Singer/Actress Olivia Newton-John (Grease, Xanadu) is 69
Actress Mary Beth Hurt (The World According to Garp) is 69
Actress Linda Hamilton (The Terminator, T2) is 61
Actor Patrick Bristow (Ellen) is 55
Actress Melissa Sue Anderson (Little House on the Prairie) is 55
Actor Ben Shenkman (Angels in America) is 49
Actor James Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ) is 49
DIED 9/26 
Actress Gloria Stuart (Titanic) – 2010 – Lung cancer 
Actor Paul Newman – 2008 – Lung cancer 
Singer Robert Palmer (Addicted to Love) - 2003 - Heart attack 

BORN 9/27 
Bryan Mayer
Director Arthur Penn (Bonnie & Clyde) born 1922 
Actress Sada Thompson (Family) born 1929 
Actress Kathleen Nolan (Peter Pan) is 84
Actor Wilford Brimley (Cocoon) is 83
Actor Claude Jarman Jr. (The Yearling) is 83
Actress Liz Torres (All in the Family) is 70
Singer/actor Marvin "Meat Loaf" Aday (Paradise by the Dashboard Light) is 70
Singer/Actor Shaun Cassidy (The Hardy Boys) is 59
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love) is 44
DIED 9/27 
Actor Herbert Lom (The Pink Panther) – 2012 – Natural causes 
Actor/Dancer Donald O’Connor (Singin’ in the Rain) – 2003 – Heart failure 
Actress Oona Chaplin - 1991 - Heart attack 
It Girl Clara Bow – 1965 - Heart attack 

BORN 9/28 
Erika Montaperto Palumbo
Steve McCasland
Playwright Elmer Rice (Street Scene) born 1892 
TV Personality Ed Sullivan born 1902 
Actor Peter Finch (Network) born 1916 
Actor Joe Silver born 1922 
Actor William Windom (My World And Welcome To It) born 1923 
Actor Marcello Mastroianni (8 1/2) born 1924 
Actor Arnold Stang born 1918 
Actress Brigitte Bardot is 83
Singer Ben E. King (Stand By Me) born 1938 
Actor Joel Higgins (Silver Spoons) is 74
Actor J.T. Walsh (Pleasantville) born 1943 
Actor Matthew Cowles (All My Children) born 1944 
Actor Jeffrey Jones (Ferris Bueller's Day Off) is 71
Director John Sayles (Brother From Another Planet) is 67
Actress Sylvia Kristel (Private Lessons) is 65
Actor Gregory Jbara (Billy Elliot) is 56
Actress/Comedienne Janeane Garofalo (Reality Bites) is 53
Actress Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite) is 50
DIED 9/28 
Actor Michael O’Hare (Babylon 5) – 2012 – Heart attack 
Director Arthur Penn (Bonnie & Clyde) – 2010 – Congestive heart failure 
Director Elia Kazan (A Streetcar Named Desire) – 2003 – Natural causes 
Actor Cork Hubbert (Under the Rainbow) – 2003 – Diabetes complications 
Choreographer Peter Gennaro (Annie) - 2000 
Musician Miles Davis - 1991 - Pneumonia 
Actor/Dancer Sir Robert Helpmann (The Red Shoes) - 1986 
Actress Mabel Albertson (Bewitched) - 1982 - Alzheimer's disease 
Actress Norma Crane (Fiddler on the Roof) - 1973 - Cancer 
Composer Nacio Herb Brown (Singin' in the Rain) - 1964 
Harpo Marx (Adolph Marx) - 1964 - Complications from heart surgery
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9/21/17
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