Friday May 17
Make your own noise with Mel Brooks' tips for success
The documentary Mel Brooks: Make a Noise on PBS' American Masters begins with the comic's vivid memory of hearing Ethel Merman sing in Anything Goes on Broadway when he was 9 . It ends with the octogenarian declaring citrus fruit to be the perfect snack: "It has a lot of fiber, and it knows what to do." In between is a celebration of a career that ... (more)
'Anything Goes' sets toes to tapping at DeVos Hall
And the 2011 revival of Porter's 1934 classic, which opened Tuesday at DeVos Hall, is every bit as much fun as I remembered.
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Broadway's famous get lampooned in Eight O'Clock Theatre spoof
Dobbert, 33, plays all three of those actors in Eight O'Clock Theatre's funny spoof of Broadway icons, Forbidden Broadway's Greatest Hits, at the Largo Cultural Center.
Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the PIPPIN Gypsy Robe Ceremony
The company of Pippin just celebrated their opening with the Gypsy Robe ritual with the company's recipient Stephanie Pope .
Elaine Stritch Bids Adieu to New York City
Stritch's Broadway debut came in the revue ANGEL IN THE WINGS. Stritch was also understudy to Ethel Merman for the Irving Berlin musical CALL ME MADAM and, at the same time, appeared in the 1952 revival of PAL JOEY.