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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Not to mention the truth is hiding gold. ~ Greek Proverb


MEMBER TO MEMBER

From Sheryl Wiener
         I wanted to share some exciting news from our family. Stacy will be participating in this event, it is called ARTS FOR AUTISM. It is a concert held at the Gershwin Theater in NYC. Stacy and a group of students from her performing arts studio will be in the opening number, closing number, and will be preforming a medley of songs from the musical MATILDA. Stacy will actually be singing the first verse from the song SOLO!!! We are so excited about her participation in this event and hope that many of our friends and family will be in the audience to support her. A description of the event and info on where you can buy tickets follows. Let me know if you will be there.  
        The show will feature songs from your favorite Broadway musicals performed by Broadway actors from shows including Wicked, Hamilton, Beautiful, Dear Evan Hansen, Jersey Boys, The King and I, Matilda, Beautiful, Falsettos and more! Young performing artists from around the country will also join our Broadway cast on stage for an unforgettable evening! Watch the video to learn more… https://youtu.be/3Pvzi3lsUUk
        During the show you’ll also learn about a disorder that affects over 70 million individuals world-wide. One in every 68 people are currently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and each year the statistics increase as more people are diagnosed. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the proceeds from this show’s ticket sales will be donated to Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization.
        Six nights of the week you can see “Wicked” on the Gershwin Stage…For one night only, on Mon, June 19, you can be a part of Arts For Autism! It’s affordable, educational, cultural, entertaining, inspirational & FUN! Ticket prices start at $35… to purchase tickets, visit http://artsforautism.net

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is currently seeking donations of used cars. Cars must be able to be driven locally, therefore need to be in decent condition though high mileage is fine. In exchange of a donated car, Bay Street Theater will provide a letter of donation. If interested in making a donation, please contact our office at 631-725-0818 and ask for the office manager. The office is open M - F, 10am - 6pm.


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

ACTORS

!!EMERGENCY!!
​Broadhollow Theater Company seeks emergency cast replacements - 2 men who can sing, move well and be funny for their upcoming production of Young Frankenstein. Looking to fill ASAP. Will be willing to split runs. If interested, email headshot and resume to director at YoungFrankensteinbht@gmail.com. 
Inspector Hans Kemp: The justice-driven, protective, steadfast town inspector. Range: A2 - F4 
Male ensemble / Quartet – various funny roles
Show dates:
Bayway: Sat, June 3, 10, 17 – 8pm, Sun, June 4, 11, 18 – 2:30pm, Wed, June 7 – 2pm, Fri, June 9 – 8pm
Elmont: Sat, July 8, 15, 22– 8pm, Sun, July 9, 16, 23 – 2:30pm, Wed, July 12 – 2pm, Fri, July 14 – 8pm

!!EMERGENCY!!
Second Stage Productions is looking for two performers to play the roles of Nicky and Trekkie for their main stage production of Avenue Q. Performances will be June 24 - July 8 at the Backstage Theatre in Merrick. If interested, email Brian at showauditions@2ndstageproductions.com. Visit our website at 2ndstageproductions.com for more info. 

!!EMERGENCY!!
​BroadHollow Theatre seeks 3 add'l African American actors for multiple roles in Ragtime. Performances are: E Islip June 24 - July 7 & Elmont - Aug 5 - 20
Interested parties should forward a resume and headshot to Marian Waller at bhtgroupsales@aol.com

THIS WEEK'S AUDITIONS 

Lighthouse Theatre Company auditions by appt for the musical TICK TICK BOOM on SUN, MAY 28 from 10-11:30am and SAT, JUNE 3 from 4-6pm at Body Language Dance Studio, 5352 Merrick Rd, Massapequa 11758. Callbacks are tentatively set for the evening of SUN, JUNE 4 location TBD. Rehearsals will take place at Body Language on Sun evenings beginning June 25, and Sat beginning July 21 (a copy of the rehearsal schedule will be available at auditions). Performances at Studio Theatre, 141 S Wellwood Ave, Lindenhurst 11757 from FRI, AUG 25 through SUN, AUG 27. Prepare and provide sheet music for 16-32 bars of TWO SONGS for your audition: one from the show, and one in any style of your choosing that best demonstrates your abilities. (This is your chance to show off; "riffing" during callbacks is not encouraged.) In addition, provide a résumé – headshots are welcome, but not required. Note that there will be multiple casts for this production. For more info, visit facebook.com/lighthousetheatreli – To schedule an audition, send an email to lighthousetheatreli@gmail.com.<Character descriptions can be found on Cast Calls page>

NEW CALLS

Cultural Arts Playhouse auditions for The Wedding Singer on June 24 at noon and June 25 at 7pm at 170 Michael Dr, Syosset 11791. For more info call 516-694-3330 or see our website at www.culturalartsplayhouse.com All roles open.

SWR YOUNG ADULT THEATRE announces registration for its summer production, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Open to ages 14 - 22 (Limited to 25 participants based on audition). Auditions: July 3 & 6 at 6:30pm, Callbacks July 7. Performances: Aug 10-13 Rehearsals July 10-Aug 9, M-F, 6:30-9:30pm. Audition Fee: $30 (refundable), remaining $145 Production Fee due at first rehearsal. Fee includes 4 complimentary show tickets. Location: Albert G. Prodell Middle School, 100 Randall Rd, Shoreham. Info? Contact Artie Gross (Director) agross@swr.k12.ny.us or SWR Community Programs 631-821-8116. Registration forms/audition materials at MrGross.swrschools.site.eboard.com. If unable to attend the audition dates, contact Artie Gross at the above email.

HERRICKS COMMUNITY PLAYERS auditions for Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, a revue to include songs from past shows (Act I) and songs from shows we would like to do (Act II) at Herricks Community Center, 999 Herricks Rd, New Hyde Park, Room 113 on Tues, June 6 from 7 – 8:30pm: Ages 6 – 12, 8:30 -9:30pm: Ages 18+ & Wed, June 7 from 7 – 8:30pm: Ages 13 - 17 8:30 -9:30: Ages 18+. Performances Oct 27, 28, 29. For more info, contact margostagemanager@gmail.com jocar1968@verizon.net or herrickscommunityplayers.org. Songs may include, but are not limited to: • Impossible Dream (Man of La Mancha) • Maria (West Side Story) • Blow, Gabriel, Blow (Anything Goes) • Matchmaker (Fiddler on the Roof) • Hard Knock Life (Annie) • Sun in the Morning (Annie Get Your Gun) • I Feel Pretty (West Side Story) • I Can’t Say No (Oklahoma) • We Go Together (Grease) • I Dreamed a Dream (Les Miserables) • Over the Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz) • Tradition (Fiddler on the Roof) • Sit Down Your Rockin’ The Boat (Guys & Dolls) • Rose’s Turn (Gypsy) • People (Funny Girl) • Easy Street (Annie) • Do Re Mi (Sound of Music) • What I Did For Love (A Chorus Line) • Getting to Know You (The King and I) • All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera) • Summer Nights (Grease) • Popular (Wicked) • Magic to Do (Pippin) 

Star Playhouse, Suffolk JCC, 74 Hauppauge Rd, Commack, auditions for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on Mon, June19 & Tues, June 20 at 7PM. Callbacks Wed, June 21 @ 7PM. ALL ROLES OPEN. Bring resume w/headshot attached as well as sheet music. Prepare 32 bars of appropriate musical theatre piece. Come prepared for movement. Performances: Sat:Nov 4, 11, & 18 @ 7PM & Sun:Nov 5, 12 & 19 @ 2PM. Visit: www.starplayhouse.com Rehearsals start after Labor Day. For info call Melanie @631-462-9800, ext. 136. Director: Michael McAuliffe / Music Director: Remy D’Esposito / Choreographer: Leia DePalo / Producers: Gene & Tina Indenbaum

ONGOING CALLS

Plaza Theatricals is seeking actors 17+ for select roles in their Summer Family Musical Theatre Productions which will be featured at the LI Children’s Museum, The NYCB Theatre at Westbury, and outdoor venues across LI. Productions include Cinderella (June 16-July 1), Madagascar (June 27-Aug 20), The Little Mermaid (July 15-23), Snow White (Aug 12-27) and Rapunzel (Sept 23-Oct 29). Per performance stipend offered to actors 18+. For an audition time slot, email amccluscasting@gmail.com or call 516-599-6870.

SINGERS

Long Island Cabaret Theatre, on behalf of Director Gary Dana and Musical Directors Kim Oler and Sid Cherry, is seeking singers for a new production entitled Stage and Screen. Call or text Gary Dana at (516) 946-7207 or e-mail licabaret@aol.com to audition. 

​TECHNICIANS

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. 

To The Stage seeks a vocal instructor who is looking to collaborate with an Oceanside theater school to expand his/her private students and/or lead a musical theater singing class. Email courtney@2thestage.com


CLASSIFIED
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Do you like attending live performance theater? Are you interested in working in a fast paced environment? The John W Engeman Theater is seeking part-time, permanent, customer service employees for their box office. Essential job duties and responsibilities include: Professional communication skills, the ability to work with others in a fast-paced environment and strong computer skills. A flexible schedule is essential and weekends are required. The Box Office Associate is responsible for providing world-class customer service to all John W. Engeman Theater patrons for the purpose of providing them with a memorable overall theatrical experience. Qualified applicants should email resume to pmolloy@engemantheater.com.

MERRICK THEATRE AND CENTER FOR THE ARTS IS LOOKING FOR A VOCAL TEACHER FOR OUR CAMP PROGRAM WHICH RUNS FROM JULY 10 - AUG 19, 9AM-12:30PM, M-F. ALSO LOOKING FOR A DIRECTOR FOR OUR CAMP SHOW (JULY 10 - AUG 27, 1-4PM, M-F. IF INTERESTED, CALL TOMMY OR JOANNE AT 516-665-3127 OR EMAIL US AT MERRICKTHEATRE@OPTONLINE.NET FOR FURTHER INFO.

Actor’s Garage is now offering adult classes on LI. Visit http://theactorsgarage.com/in-person-classes/winter-2017-schedule-2/ to register for Improv or Scene Study classes. Each class includes a showcase. Ann Gray is a successful TV actress, who has been making stars for the past 14 years and currently has students appearing on Disney, Nickelodeon, CBS, NBC, ABC and Cable. 

Dance Connection seeks Backstage Babysitters for its June 2017 Recital. Seeking applicants experienced in education and/or childcare who will be responsible for supervising dancers age 3-12 while they are backstage waiting for their dances, as well as playing games with dancers, assisting with bathroom-runs, and maintaining order and safety in their assigned areas. Other duties, as assigned. Our three recital performances are held at Holy Trinity Diocesan High School on Newbridge Rd, Hicksville on Sat, June 17 at 1PM & 7PM and Sun, June 18 at 3PM. Backstage Child Supervisors’ shifts will begin promptly 1 hr prior to showtime (Noon, 6PM and 2PM, respectively) and will end when the last child is picked up from the Cafeteria (approx 4:30PM, 10:30PM, and 6:30PM). Preference will be given to applicants available for all three performances.Compensation - $50/performance. For further details, visit http://lidanceconnection.com/recital-backstage-childcare/ or email joe@lidanceconnection.com.

John W. Engeman Theater at Northport is seeking an Assistant House Manager. This person should provide professional and courteous front of house operations and ensure the safety and comfort of all of the patrons.
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Train, motivate and supervise all front of house staff and ushers
Resolve seating/patron problems before, during and after the show
Work with the Production Stage Manager to ensure the proper opening and closing of the house; resumption of the show after intermission
Unlock/Lock theater doors, turn on/off lights, perform safety check, check public areas for cleanliness/appearance and safety issues
Oversee sales and cash banks for concession and other front of house operations in the theater
Candidate should be reliable, responsible and able to communicate clearly. This position requires NIGHTIME AND WEEKEND HOURS so candidate must be able to work appropriate hours. Send resume and contact info to bhallisey@engemantheater.com Serious inquiries only.


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CLOSING

Madison Weatherbee, A Different Dachsund @ South Shore Theatre Experience 5/27

Life Could Be a Dream @ Broadhollow Bay Way 5/27

Rumors @ Rockaway Theatre Company 5/28

West Side Story @ Broadhollow Elmont Theatre 5/28

A Funny Thing...Forum @ Heights Players 5/28

OPENING

Alarms and Excursions @ Hampton Theatre Company 5/25

Arsenic and Old Lace @ Hardscrabble Theater 5/26 - 6/4

Disaster! @ CK Productions 5/27

​The Drowsy Chaperone @ STAR Playhouse 5/28

The Man in the Ceiling @ Bay Street Theater 5/30

Angry Young Man @ John Drew Theatre Guild Hall 5/31

UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS/CAST LISTS & SHAMELESS PLUGS

Hampton Theatre Company presents Alarms and Excursions
May 25 - June 11
Thurs/Fri 7pm, Sat 8pm, Sun 2:30pm and Sat, June 10 @ 2:30pm 
*special benefit performance at 6pm Sat, June 3, followed by a buffet dinner reception at the Quogue Field Club ($175 per person or $300 per couple)
For info, visit www.hamptontheatre.org, email info@hamptontheatre.org, or call 631-653-8955 
Information about dinner and theater packages offered through local libraries is available at www.hamptontheatre.org, or through the libraries.
$15 discount tickets for audience members <35 and under
Andrew Botsford
Rosemary Cline
George A. Loizides
Jane Lowe Baldwin
Artistic Director Diana Marbury directs
Set design by Sean Marbury
Llighting design by Sebastian Paczynski
Costumes by Teresa LeBrun 
A dizzyingly funny collection of comedic vignettes examining the way longtime couples interact with technology and each other.
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Hardscrabble Theater presents Arsenic and Old Lace
St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 298 Conklin St, Farmingdale 11735
May 26 & 27 at 8pm; May 28 at 3pm; June 2 & 3 at 8pm; June 4 at 3pm
Tickets: $20 General; $17 Stud/Sr. Open seating. 
Email: info@hardscrabbletheater.com. Website: www.hardscrabbletheater.com Phone: 516.586.3930
Cast:
Jordan Hue - Mortimer
Evan Donellan - Jonathan
Justin Murphy – Dr. Einstein
Jimmy O’Neill – Teddy
Nicole Intravia - Elaine
Annette Kirk – Aunt Abby
Rose Marie Amato – Aunt Martha
Bob Oliver - Officer Brophy  
Rich Reed – Officer Klein
Joe Dolan – Officer O’Hara
John Passadino – Gibbs and Witherspoon
Ted Firetog – Chief Rooney
Bob Domingo – Mr. Harper
Production:
Producers: Eva Dolan and Joe DiPietro
Director: Evan Donellan
Morgan Moffitt, - SM
Katelyn DiDio - ASM
Daniel Petersen-Snyder – Set designer
Brandon Carrier – Master carpenter
Eva Dolan - costumes
Mark Hunstein – Lights
O'Neill – Production photographer
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Bay Street Theater presents the World Premiere of The Man in the Ceiling
Book by Jules Feiffer, Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
May 30 - June 25
Single tickets are now available calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or online at www.baystreet.org
Pay What You Can on Tues, May 30 at the Box Office "day of" at 11am
Directed by Jeffrey Seller, producer of Hamilton
Will Van Dyke (Music Supervisor)
Ryan Fielding Garrett (Music Director)
David Korins (Set Design)
Sarah Laux (Costume Design)
Howell Binkley (Lighting Design)
Walter Trarbach (Sound Design)
Andrew Diaz (Props Design)
Meg Murphy (Hair and Makeup Design)
Casting by Stewart/Whitley
Cast:
Jonah Broscow as Jimmy Jibbett
Andrew Lippa as Uncle Lester
Erin Kommor as Lisi
Brett Gray as Charlie Beemer
Danny Binstock as Father
Nicole Parker as Mother
THE MAN IN THE CEILING is about Jimmy Jibbett, a boy cartoonist. A hopeless aptitude if you listen to his father, who wants Jimmy to play ball like a real boy. You'd think his mother would stick up for him, but she's too busy, running here, there, everywhere. Besides she's got her brother Lester to worry about. He writes musicals, but he can't come up with a love song. So Jimmy's only true support becomes the comics characters he invents until, one day, he discovers way up on the ceiling, something new and surprising that will change him and his family. 
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STAR Playhouse presents The Drowsy Chaperone
Sat: 8pm, June 3 & 10
Sun: 2pm, May 28, June 4 & 11
Cast:
Man In Chair…Joe Kassner
Mrs. Tottendale…Kimet Speed
Underling…Marc Strauss
Robert Martin…Mark John Santaromita
George…Brendan Bitler
Feldzieg…Solomon Buchman
Kitty…Karen Santaromita
Gangster #1…Tony Assande
Gangster #2…Scott Blond
Aldolpho…Tom Barry
Janet Van De Graaff…Jennifer Barry
The Drowsy Chaperone...Cathy Chimenti
Trix The Aviatrix…Amanda Cataldo
Superintendent…Larry Katz
Featured Dancers…Maegan Bitler, Mia Coparetto, Mackenzie Germain, Nicole Mangione, Alyssa Semken
Ensemble…Oded Ben-Ami, Maegan Bitler, Cathy Collins, Mia Comparetto, Mackenzie Germain, Patty Germain, Michelle Tiger Heath, Suzie Lustig, 
                    Nicole Mangione, Chery Manniello, Annmarie Pistilli, Shelley Ourian, Alyssa Semken, Helene Tiger, Judy Wildfeuer
Production:
Director...Rich Buckley
Music Director...Sandra Vigliotti
Choreographer...Leia DePalo
Producers...Beth & Doug Gilman
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John Drew Theatre at Guild Hall & Urban Stages presents Angry Young Man by Ben Woolf
Tickets: $35 at www.GuildHall.org or theatermania.com
Cast:
Christopher Daftsios
Rami Margron
Max Samuels
Nazli Sarpkaya
Production:
Stephen Hamilton (Director)
Sebastian Paczynski (Lighting Design)
Frank Oliva (Set Design)
Yuka Silvera (Costume Design)
David M. Lawson (Sound Design)
Doug Mills (Tech Director)
Taylor Alyessa Marun (Production Stage Mgr)
Brian Clemente (Asst Stage Mgr)
Stephanie Klapper (Casting)
Joe Trentacosta (Public Relations/Publicity)
Peter Napolitano (Assoc Producer)
Antoinette Mullins (Development & Literary Director)
Olga Devyatisilnaya (Company Mgr/Financial Administrator) 
A fast-paced ensemble piece about a brilliant Middle Eastern surgeon named Yuri who arrives in London in search of work and a new life. Instead he meets Patrick, a young man offering help, friendship, and a trip to the heart of the English countryside. But what they find there reveals some unexpected truths about England. And what Yuri discovers about Patrick forces him to choose between a life in Britain and his honor. 
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​South Shore Theatre Experience presents the World Premiere Comedy The Taco Palace Incident by Christopher Hackert
315 W Montauk Hwy, Lindenhurst 11757 (entrance on Walnut St)
June 2, 3, 9, 10, 17 at 8pm
June 4 & 11 at 3pm
Tickets $15
Info/reservations 631-669-0506 Or www.SouthShoreTheatre.com or online http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2957343 
Directed by Deborah Cascio Plezia
Cast in Order of Appearance:
Victor Corwin - Martin Knapp
Barbara Corwin - Katie Schrader
Janet Washbasin - Missy Roche/ Bobbi Kelly 
Franklin Reese - Bryan Mayer
Roger Thorndike - Greg Halvorsen
Steven - Thaddeus Plezia/ Rob Gianferrara
Mary Ellen Simonson - Tracy Frierman 
Senator G'Haylix - William Cherno 
What happens when you mix tacos, aliens, forbidden love and intergalactic assassins? Why an incident at the local Taco Palace, of course....A FUN, SCI-FI comedy for adults.
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The First String Players present Enter Laughing by Joseph Stein
Our Lady of Mercy Parish Hall, 70-01 Kessel St, Forest Hills 11375 (USE ENTRANCE ON JUNO ST) Elevator available
July 13, 14 & 15 @ 8pm; July 16 @ 2pm
Tickets: $10 at the door, general seating
Producers: Paul Morisi & Christopher Giammarino
Director: Chris Martens
For more info: firststringplayers@gmail.com
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Bay Street's Comedy Club presents Colin Quinn
Sat, May 27 at 8pm
Tickets: $55 - $75 at www.baystreet.org or 631-725-9500, Tues-Sat 11am to 5pm


YOUTH THEATER

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ONE PERSON'S (RE)VIEW






TRIVIA DEPARTMENT  

FILM

Peter Morrison asks...
​In which film in the late Seventies does Joan Collins play a character named Polyester Poontang?
Bonus*: Who co-wrote, directed, and composed songs for the film?

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

Last Week's Stumper 
​In which film from the Forties did June Allyson almost throw herself off a cliff?
Bonus*: Who played June’s mother in the film?
Answer: The Secret Heart (1946)
Bonus*:  Claudette Colbert
Winner(s):  Alan Blayne*

MUSICAL THEATER

Peter Morrison asks...
​Helen Gallagher had the misfortune to be cast in one of Broadway's most notorious flops; it ran for only three performances, two days. Can you name it?
Bonus*: The husband of a famous blues singer collaborated on the score. What was his name and his wife's name?

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

Last Week's Stumper 
​Most of Barbra Streisand’s fans know that Barbra’s first solo on the Broadway stage was Miss Marmelstein in the second act of a musical. Hers, also, is the first singing voice you hear in the show. Name the show and that first song, which Barbra shared with another singer.
Bonus*: Who played the male lead in the show, and who played his mother?
Answer: I Can Get It For You Wholesale (Shubert/Broadway, 3/22/62-12/8/62, 300 perfs.); Well Man
Bonus*:  Elliot Gould; Lillian Roth
Winner(s): ​Lloyd Baum*, Alan Blayne*

NON-MUSICAL THEATER

Peter Morrison asks...
​In which revival in the mid-seventies did James Earl Jones play someone mentally challenged? What is the character's name?
Bonus*: Who played his pal/caretaker and what is the character's name?

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Last Week's Stumper 
​Name the only play that Neil Simon based on biblical sources. What was the source?
Bonus*: Who played the male and female leads?
Answer: God’s Favorite (Eugene O’Neill, 12/11/74-3/23/75, 119 perfs.); The Book of Job
Bonus*:  Vincent Gardenia and Maria Karnilova 
Winner(s): Michael McAuliffe*, Charles L. Bandler*, Alan Blayne*

THIS WEEK IN BROADWAY HISTORY

May 26, 1964 - The musical "Fade In - Fade Out" opens at the Mark Hellinger Theatre. It gives 271 perfs, but takes a break from 11/14/64-2/15/65 because of
                         Carol Burnett's back and neck problems.
May 28, 1940 - Irving Berlin's "Louisiana Purchase" opens at the Imperial Theatre and runs for 444 perfs.


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

THE MAN FROM UNCLE BUCK
Agents Solo and Kuryakin accept a secret assignment from U.N.C.L.E. head Mr. Waverly, only to discover it's to babysit his family so he can go on vacation.


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 5/26
Fr. Col Carmiencke
Entertainer Al Jolson (The Jazz Singer) born 1886 
Actor John Wayne (True Grit) born 1907 
Actor Robert Morley born 1908 
Actor Jay Silverheels (The Lone Ranger) born 1912 
Actor Peter Cushing (Frankenstein, Star Wars) born 1913 
Singer Peggy Lee (Fever) born 1923 
Actor Roy Dotrice is 94
Actor James Arness (Gunsmoke) born 1923 
Musician Miles Davis born 1926 
Actor Ron Holgate (1776) is 80
Opera singer/actress Teresa Stratas (Rags) is 79
Actor/singer Levon Helm (Coal Miner's Daughter) born 1942 
Singer Stevie Nicks (I Can't Wait) is 69
Actress Pam Grier (Jackie Brown, The "L" Word) is 68
Actor Philip Michael Thomas (Miami Vice) is 68
Actress Margaret Colin (Independence Day) is 60
Actor/Comedian Bob (Bobcat) Goldthwait (Police Academy series) is 55
Actress Genie Francis (General Hospital) is 55
Musician Lenny Kravitz is 53
Actress Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech, Sweeney Todd) is 51
Actor Benji Gregory (ALF) is 39
DIED 5/26 
Talk-show host Art Linkletter - 2010 
Director/Actor Sydney Pollack (The Way We Were, Tootsie, Out of Africa) – 2008 – Cancer 
Actor Eddie Albert (Green Acres) - 2005 - Pneumonia 
Actor Tony Azito (Pirates of Penzance) - 1995 
Actor George Brent (Jezebel) – 1979 

BORN 5/27 
Mike Merritt
Tammy Dorsa
Chery Manniello
Writer Dashiell Hammett born 1894 
Actor Vincent Price born 1911 
Writer John Cheever born 1912 
Writer Herman Wouk (The Winds of War) born 1915 
Actress/Singer Portia Nelson (The Sound of Music) born 1920 
Actor Christopher Lee (Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith) born 1922 
Actress Lee Meriwether (Batman) is 82
Actor Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman) is 81
Producer Allan Carr (Grease) born 1937 
Actor Bruce Weitz (Hill Street Blues) is 74
Actress/Singer Dee Dee Bridgewater (The Wiz) is 67
Actor Peter Evans (A Life in the Theatre) born 1950 
Actress Peri Gilpin (Frasier) is 56
Actress Laura Dean (Fame) is 54
Comedian Adam Carolla (The Man Show) is 53
Actor Todd Bridges (Diff’rent Strokes) is 52
Actor Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love, FlashForward) is 47
Actor Paul Bettany (A Beautiful Mind) is 46
Singer Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes born 1971 
DIED 5/27 
Actor Jeff Conaway (Taxi, Grease) – 2011 – Pneumonia/sepsis 
Actor Paul Gleason (The Breakfast Club) – 2006 – Mesothelioma 
Actor Robert Sterling (Topper) – 2006 – Natural causes 
Actress Florida Friebus (The Bob Newhart Show) – 1988 
Actor Paul Mann (Fiddler on the Roof) – 1983 
Actress Ruth McDevitt – 1976 
Actor Jeffrey Hunter – 1969 

BORN 5/28 
Katherine Barry
Matt Langen/Jennifer Hope*
Actress Carroll Baker (Baby Doll) is 86
Actor John Karlen (Cagney & Lacey) born 1933 
Actress Beth Howland (Alice, Company) born 1941 
Actress Patricia Quinn (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) is 73
Singer Gladys Knight (Midnight Train to Georgia) is 73
Singer Billy Vera (At This Moment) is 73
Actress Sondra Locke (The Heart is a Lonely Hunter) is 73
Singer Wendy O. Williams (The Plasmatics) born 1949 
Actor Brandon Cruz (Courtship of Eddie’s Father) is 55
Actor Justin Kirk (Angels in America) is 48
DIED 5/28 
Actor Gary Coleman (Diff’rent Strokes) – 2010 – Intercranial hemorrhage 
Actress Martha Scott (Our Town) – 2003 – Natural causes 
Actor/Comedian Phil Hartman (SNL, News Radio) – 1998 – Homicide 
Actor/Playwright Charles Ludlam (The Mystery of Irma Vep) – 1987 
Actor Audie Murphy – 1971 
 

BORN 5/29 
Actress/Comedienne Beatrice Lillie (Thoroughly Modern Millie) born 1894 
Comedian Bob Hope born 1903 
Actor Kevin Conway (The Elephant Man) is 75
Actor Anthony Geary (General Hospital) is 70
Actor Nick Mancuso (Ticket to Heaven) is 69
Composer Danny Elfman (Beetlejuice, The Simpsons) is 64
Singer LaToya Jackson is 61
Actor Ted Levine (Silence of the Lambs) is 59
Actress Annette Bening (American Beauty, The Grifters) is 59
Actor Rupert Everett (An Ideal Husband) is 58
Singer/Songwriter Melissa Etheridge (An Inconvenient Truth) is 56
Actor Danny Gerard (Brooklyn Bridge, Falsettoland) is 40
DIED 5/29 
Actress Betsy Palmer (Friday the 13th) – 2015 – Natural causes 
Actor Dennis Hopper (Easy Rider, Blue Velvet) – 2010 – Cancer 
Actor Harvey Korman (Carol Burnett Show, Blazing Saddles – 2008 – Aortic aneurysm 
Actress Coral Browne (Auntie Mame) – 1991 
Actress Romy Schneider (Last Tango in Paris) – 1982 
Actress Mary Pickford – 1979 
Singer/Comedienne Fanny Brice – 1951 
Actor John Barrymore – 1942 
  

BORN 5/30 
Darren Petronella
Bob Maletta
Actor Stepin Fetchit born 1902 
Voice artist Mel Blanc (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, etc.) born 1908 
Musician Benny Goodman born 1909 
Writer Joseph Stein (Enter Laughing, Fiddler on the Roof) born 1912 
Actor Hugh Griffith (Ben-Hur) born 1912 
Actor Keir Dullea (2001: A Space Odyssey) is 81
Actor Stephen Tobolowsky (Groundhog Day, Glee) is 66
Actor Scott Holmes (The Rink) is 65
Actor Colm Meany (The Snapper, Star Trek: TNG & DS9) is 64
Actor Ted McGinley (Married With Children) is 59
Actor Ralph Carter (Good Times, Raisin) is 56
Actress Tonya Pinkins (Caroline or Change) is 55
Singer Wynonna Judd is 53
Writer/Director Trey Parker (South Park, The Book of Mormon) is 45
DIED 5/30 
Actress Clarice Taylor (The Wiz, The Cosby Show) – 2011 – Heart failure 

BORN 5/31 
Comedian Fred Allen born 1894 
Actor Don Ameche (Cocoon) born 1908 
Actor Denholm Elliott (A Room With a View) born 1922 
Actor/Director Clint Eastwood (Unforgiven, Dirty Harry, etc.) is 87
Opera Singer Shirley Verrett is 84
Actor Jim Hutton (Ellery Queen) born 1934 
Actress Sharon Gless (Queer As Folk, Cagney & Lacey) is 74
Director Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Lili Marleen) born 1945 
Actor Tom Berenger (Platoon) is 68
Actor Gregory Harrison (Trapper John, Steel Pier) is 67
Singer Vicki Sue Robinson (Turn the Beat Around) born 1954 
Actress Roma Maffia (Nip/Tuck) is 59
Actor/Comedian Chris Elliott (Get A Life, Cabin Boy) is 57
Actress Lea Thompson (Back to the Future, Caroline in the City) is 56
DIED 5/31 
Actress Jean Stapleton (All in the Family) – 2013 – Natural causes 
Actor/Singer Art Lund (The Most Happy Fella) – 1990 

BORN 6/1 
Dwain Smith
Davie Glaser
Actress Molly Picon (Fiddler on the Roof) born 1898 
Actor John Randolph (Broadway Bound) born 1915 
Musician Nelson Riddle born 1921 
Actress Joan Copeland (Over the River...) is 95
Actor Andy Griffith (The Andy Griffith Show, Matlock) born 1926 
Actress Marilyn Monroe (Bus Stop, The Seven Year Itch, etc.) born 1926 
Actor Pat Corley (Murphy Brown) born 1930 
Actor Edward Woodward (The Equalizer) born 1930 
Actor/Singer Pat Boone is 83
Actor Morgan Freeman (Driving Miss Daisy) is 80
Actor Cleavon Little (Blazing Saddles) born 1939 
Actor Rene Auberjonois (City of Angels, Deep Space Nine) is 77
Opera singer Frederica von Stade is 72
Actor Brian Cox (Nuremburg) is 71
Musician Ron Wood (Rolling Stones) is 70
Actor Jonathan Pryce (Miss Saigon) is 70
Actor Powers Boothe (Story of Jim Jones) born 1949
Actress Diana Canova (Soap) is 64
Actress Lisa Hartman (Knots Landing) is 61
Actress Robin Mattson (All My Children) is 61
Actor/Comedian Mark Curry (Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper) is 53
Singer Alanis Morissette is 43
DIED 6/1 
Actress Ann B. Davis (The Brady Bunch) – 2014 – Aftereffects of a fall 
Musician Ernest "Tito" Anthony Puente - 2000 - Heart disease 
Actress Frances Heflin (All My Children) - 1994 - Lung cancer 
Actor Leslie Howard (Gone With the Wind) - 1943 - Casualty of war
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5/25/17
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