A Drama Desk Panel

“Movin On," a panel of professionals from “Grey Gardens” and “Spring Awakening” addressed the pros and cons of moving theatrical productions from off Broadway to Broadway. The event at BMI w

Michael Rosenberg, Michael Korie, Tim Sanford
Andy Hamingson, Tom Hulce, Ira Pittleman

as moderated by Leslie (Hoban) Blake and Ellis Nassour

Leslie (Hoban) Blake, Wiliam Wolf, Ira Pittleman, Ellis Nassour

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Monday, November 21, 2006

Jay Johnson & BOB's Caricature was inducted at Sardi's in New York City on Nov 21, 2006. Liz Smith was on hand for the ceremony.

Liz Smith with Bob and Jay Johnson
Jay Johnson, Leah Lane, Bonnie Comley, Producer Stewart Lane

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Friar Celebrity Luncheon

Emmy Award winning TV Host Bill Boggs interviewed comedy headliner Lisa Lampanelli for a riotous Friar Celebrity Luncheon produced by Randie Levine-Miller at the Friar's Club

Randie Levine-Miller, Caroline Hirsch
Frankie Valli, Bill Boggs

Lisa Lampanelli, Richard Lewis

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“Happening” Feb 14-17 Chinese New Year Spectacular

Photos: Rose Billings

This week a feast for the senses: The Chinese New Year spectacular at Radio City Music Hall (Feb 14-17) combines artistic performance styles from both East and West China. The evening is a poignant performance of music and dance by legends that have shaped China's history. The New Tang Dynasty Chinese will transport you across oceans and escort you back in time to China'sgolden age -The Tang Dynasty. Experience the soulful world of mythical dragons, heavenly maidens, and exhilarating drummers as they evoke the pangentry of ancient Chinese culture.

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Upfront January 22, 2007

The Tony Award committee announced their rulings regarding the upcoming Tony Awards. No real surprises in that the revivals of A Chorus Line and Les Miserables will be ineligible in a number of categories (sets, costumes, lighting, direction) in which the two musicals merely presented “re-creations” of the original productions.

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey apparently still riding the “ego trip” that propelled his recent film flop, “Beyond the Sea,” (based on the life of Bobby Darin) may have over priced himself as the star of the upcoming Broadway revival of Eugene O’Neill’s A Moon for the Misbegotten. He reportedly will receive just shy the $60,000 a week he wanted…truly amazing for a serious play of considerable length that will run for less than 90 performances, making it nearly impossible for Moon to break even; Kevin will have to best Julia Roberts at the box office if this show is going to turn a profit. Good luck Kevin; may the Gods be with you!

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