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What do Barry Manilow and Mike Tyson have in common?

Both are playing Broadway this season. Tyson did a few rounds with us this summer, and now, the guy “who wrote the songs” recently announced that he is coming back to Broadway for 17 sweet shows only. So why does this duo intrigue me? Well, #1, I’m a Fanilow.  “Can’t Smile Without You,” “Weekend in …

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Starry, Starry Night 2.0.

There has been a lot of chatter about stars in shows these days, including this recent article from The Hollywood Reporter that features a few quotes from me. While I was being interviewed, I remembered a blog I wrote back in 2007 (!)  called “Starry, Starry Night,” that took a look at the 10 longest running …

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My tribute to Ted Mann.

When anyone that has an impact on our industry passes away, it has a pretty massive effect on me. But when it’s someone that I’ve met, someone that I’ve worked with, and someone that inspired me to keep on doing this thing that we do, well . . . it’s . . . uh . …

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He was so much more than a Camera Man.

You’ve probably seen more of Bradshaw Smith’s work than any other actor, director or producer in town.  But you also probably didn’t know his name. He was just “Bradshaw” to most and after a very successful career as a cabaret artist in the 80s, he retired to the other side of the biz and picked …

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