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Legendary Costume Designer Profiled on CBS News Sunday Morning

“We have a uniform…simple, elegant, impeccable. Dress shabbily, they notice the dress.  Dress impeccably, they notice the woman.”–Sigourney Weaver to Melanie Griffith in the 1988 Mike Nichols’ film, Working Girl. Weaver’s character–high-powered boss Catherine Parker–credits that spin to fashion designer … Continue reading

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Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun Debuts on PBS

If you’re not a dancer, ballet aficionado or George Balanchine acolyte, chances are you’ve never heard of ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq (1929 – 2000).  Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Nancy Buirski aims to rectify that lapse in her new documentary Tanaquil Le Clercq: … Continue reading

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Tony Awards Telecast Hits the Jackpot with Jackman

Lately, I’ve become increasingly disillusioned with “Awards” telecasts.  I’ve had my fill of the meaningless hype surrounding these shows that seem to focus more and more of their attention on designer gowns, million dollar gems, unseasoned presenters and off-color and demeaning shtick instead of on the craft they’re supposed to be honoring.  … Continue reading

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Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love to Debut on PBS

I confess with no embarrassment that I once had a crush on Marvin Hamlisch.  The prolific Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Tony and Pulitzer Award-winning composer/conductor/performer may not have had the boyish good looks of Brad Pitt or George Clooney, but his … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ Superstar Back on Broadway

With some trepidation, I caught the Broadway revival of Jesus Christ Superstar the day before it opened at the Neil Simon Theater on March 22. I’m happy to report that this incarnation of the pop rock opera, with lyrics by … Continue reading

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