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Van Dean Keeps Artistry of Musicals Alive at Label, Broadway Records

Van Dean of Broadway Records has made an indelible mark on Broadway over the past four years by steadily releasing some of the best cast albums. He’s also released soundtracks from such hit productions as NBC’s ‘The Wiz.’ But he has some new surprises in store for 2016. Among his recent initiatives is a diversification of the brand to include a debut album, Stopping Time from Nickelodeon pop princess Isabel Moner. ... Read More...

Sting’s Last Ship Swept to Sea as Hard Winter Takes a Toll on Broadway

Sting’s childhood memoir turned Broadway musical The Last Ship will close on Jan 24, despite the heroic efforts of the iconic singer himself, who jumped on board and performed in a last-ditch bid to keep it afloat. The Last Ship is one many casualties so far this Broadway season. January and February are brutal months. Sting, real name Gordon Sumner, made a valiant effort to keep the show alive.... Read More...

Micky Dolenz, Joyce DeWitt Bring Laughs, Tears in ‘Comedy Is Hard’

Monkee Micky Dolenz paired with “Three’s Company” actress Joyce Dewitt this past weekend at Connecticut’s sumptuous Ivoryton Playhouse in Comedy Is Hard, a moving play about washed up Catskills comedians. Dolenz plays 84-year-old Lou Goldberg, a borscht belt comedian confined to a wheelchair and nearing the end of his rope. DeWitt essays Kay, another aging show-biz vet, who eventually finds common ground with Lou.... Read More...

Donnie Kehr Gets Up Close, Personal on His Music, Theater Careers

One look at Donnie Kehr’s Broadway resume and you’ll see he’s been in some of the Great White Way’s most significant productions over the years, including Pete Townsend’s Tommy, Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. In 2004, he created the role of Gyp De Carlo in the groundbreaking La Jolla Playhouse production of Jersey Boys and was the first to play Norm Waxman in the Tony Award-winning Broadway production. He'll also appear in Clint Eastwood's big-screen adaptation of Jersey Boys. ... Read More...
Former Monkee Micky Dolenz

Micky Dolenz Eyed for New Musical ‘Garage Band’

Former Monkee Micky Dolenz, who dazzled in London’s Hairspray” is rehearsing a potential new Off-Broadway musical. Garage Band is part Jersey Boys and part American Graffiti. Dolenz was recently at New York City’s Ha! Comedy Club for the reading. Ken Davenport is directing with book by The Grundleshotz and music and lyrics by Mark Allen.... Read More...

Winchester

Winchester is a pseudonym for a veteran New York City writer and entertainment publicist, who prefers to write anonymously.