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55 years after its debut on television, Cinderella, the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical has its long-overdue Broadway premiere.
Guests included: Anjelica Huston, Linda Lavin, Bernadette Peters, Joel Grey, Megan Hilty, Cynthia Nixon, Mario Cantone, Cady Huffman, Cheyenne Jackson, Jeremy Jordan, Sarah Paulson, Tommy Tune, Michael Urie, The Today Show’s Savannah Guthrie, Ramona Singer (“The Real Housewives of New York”),
Carly Rose Sonenclar (“The X Factor”), and more!
Starring: Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Victoria Clark, Harriet Harris, Ann Harada, Marla Mindelle, Peter Bartlett, Greg Hildreth, Phumzile Sojola
With Book Writer Douglas Carter Beane, Director Mark Brokaw, Choreographer Josh Rhodes
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AMERICAN IDOL will kick off IDOL ACROSS AMERICA, a cross-country relay of the IDOL microphone, traveling from New York City to the IDOL stage in Los Angeles. Sponsored by Ford, Coca-Cola and AT&T, the “mic” will start its journey in New York City on Friday, March 1, when host Ryan Seacrest will launch the two-week, 5,000-mile trek to the IDOL stage. Local “Idols” – fans, inspirational heroes, local officials and former IDOLs – will walk, run, bike, row, drive, skateboard, line-dance, roller-skate, skip, scooter and fly the “mic,” among other means of travel, from state to state with their friends and family cheering them along the way. The “mic” will arrive just in time for the Top 10 live performance show on Wednesday, March 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX
Canadian designer Heather Lawton made her New York Fashion Week debut last week with her Fall/Winter 2013 collection. Heather’s work can be found at ODD Clothing in NYC and her web site www.heatherlawton.com.
Special Contributor: Antone Rosas
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Los Angeles based womenswear Clover Canyon presented it’s “Winter Palace” during
New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, February 15 , 2013.
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Each fashion season, all the fabulous and creative style of innovative designers are released to crowds bursting with anticipation. This season is no different. It’s that time of year ago when fashion reigns supreme in the big city. Below are links to each show (click the link for the full gallery). Also below are just a sampling of what was shown this far at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2013.
• Anna Sui Ready To Wear Fall/Winter 2013 <–Click to View
• Prete & Bruno FW 13 Collection <–Click to View
• Timo Weiland Fall 2013 Fashion Week <–Click to View
• Rebecca Minkoff Fall Fashion Week 2013 <–Click to View
• Vantan Tokyo Fall 2013 <–Click to View
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization and the HRC Greater New York Steering Committee honored Whoopi Goldberg with the 2013 HRC Ally for Equality Award at the annual Greater New York Gala dinner on February 2, 2012 at the Waldorf Astoria. Among the stars in attendance were Tim Gunn, Anjelica Huston, Cheyenne Jackson, Victor Garber, Cory Booker, Christine Quinn, Michael Musto, Billy Porter, Kristine Weitz and more!
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With the close of 2012, Broadway Sings for Pride (www.BwayPride.org) wanted to honor remarkable individuals who impacted our community this year. Each of them is a true hero and stands for courage and hope. Broadway Sings for Pride has filmed three tribute videos with some of New York’s best theatre performers. NEALB.tv (www.NealB.tv) and Artists Proof Productions produced and conceptualized the videos.
Heroes of Sandy Hook Elementary School
“BE A LION” from The Wiz
Music & Lyrics: Charlie Smalls
Performed by: Tracie Franklin (The Color Purple & Hairspray National Tours)
“Be A Lion” is a song about what it means to be brave and courageous. The song lyrics, “You’re standing strong and tall, you’re the bravest of them all,” echo the actions of the heroes at Newtown, Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School. This song is meant to inspire and show even in the midst of a horrific tragedy, we can all be brave and put our best foot forward. National tour theater actress Tracie Franklin says, “I chose ‘Be A Lion’ because it is a beautiful song about finding strength and courage in the midst of turmoil. This tragedy has broken the hearts of the world and my wish is that this song will inspire hope and healing.”
Hurricane Sandy Victims Tribute Video
“BEAUTIFUL CITY” from Godspell
Music and Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz
Performed by: Kyle Motsinger (Off Broadway’s Fancy Nancy the Musical)
Although “Beautiful City” was written by Stephen Schwartz over forty years ago, the song’s lyrics feel like that were written especially for the New York Tri-State area after the devastation Hurricane Sandy left. The video was shot on location at Oakwood Beach, Staten Island, the Staten Island Ferry, & Battery Park City in lower Manhattan. Each location was chosen because of the effects of the hurricane and the way each community has responded to rebuild their beautiful city. New York City actor Kyle Motsinger explains, “An unfortunate truth about life is that bad things happen to good people. How we overcome and move forward is in our hands. ‘Beautiful City’ is relevant to New York. In times of crises we can come together and move forward. I’m proud to love in this city and I hope the song inspires everyone to never give up making it beautiful.”
Marvin Hamlisch Tribute
“What I Did For Love” from A Chorus Line
Music by Marvin Hamlisch & Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Performed by: Rebecca Larkin (South Pacific & Avenue Q on Broadway)
Marvin Hamlisch was known for being a musical genius, so it’s only fitting Broadway Sings for Pride pays respect to his legacy. “What I Did For Love” is a beautifully composed song with a theme he so evocatively encompassed. Why this song is so near and dear to Broadway actress Rebecca Larkin: “I got the CD of ‘A Chorus Line’ for Hanukkah when I was a teenager. I sang ‘What I Did For Love’ at an open mic at a precollege summer program when I was 15. It was at a time I really started to find myself and have the courage to start sharing my dreams with the people around me.”
About Broadway Sings for Pride
Broadway Sings For Pride is an exciting non-for-profit charitable organization, which brings together Broadway talent, activists and celebrities to promote LGBT equality through song. Broadway Sings for Pride has raised thousands for the LGBT community including The Hetrick-Martin Institute and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York City. Among some of Broadway Sings for Pride’s supporters: Tony award-winner Carol Channing, actor Channing Tatum, Grammy award-winner LeAnn Rimes, Tony nominee Adam Pascal (Rent), Joy Behar (ABC’s The View), singer Lance Bass (‘N Sync). For more information, visit: www.BwayPride.org or on Facebook: Broadway Sings For Pride.
Monday, September 24, 2012. Open press rehearsal event for the upcoming Broadway musical SCANDALOUS: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson, including two-time Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello, two-time Tony Award winner George Hearn, Candy Buckley, Edward Watts, Roz Ryan and Andrew Samonsky, plus bookwriter/lyricist Kathie Lee Gifford, composers David Pomeranz and David Friedman, choreographer Lorin Latarro, director David Armstrong and more.
Filmed at New 42nd Street® Studios
50 years young and still innovative, the 50th anniversary of the New York Film Festival kicked off on Friday, September 28, 2012 with the opening night gala celebration of Ang Lee’s new movie, The Life of Pi.
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Special Contributor: Cathy Prince