Playbill's Kenneth Jonesand Adam Hetrick have complied a list of some of the tributes to Arthur Laurents - here are some: Terrence McNally: Arthur always told you what he thought, whether you wanted to hear it or not. This made being his friend challenging. When Arthur liked something, which was not often, his praise was genuine, generous and loud." Patti LuPone: The … [Read more...] about Remembering Arthur Laurents
On May 7 for five weeks there will be a production of Stephen Sondheim's Follies where Elaine Paige will sing "I'm Still Here" for the first time. A strong cast includes Bernadette Peters. Paige talked to Playbill about the role: She is a survivor and somebody that is not that dissimilar to me probably. In the fact that she has been there, done it all, been around the block … [Read more...] about Elaine Paige on why she’s still here… and there, in Washington DC, for Follies
Ok, not actually singing together. But when five-time Grammy winner Lady Gaga played Madison Square Garden last week as part of her Monster Ball Tour, Liza Minnelli and Billy Stritch were in the audience and, of course, went to meet Gaga backstage. The Playbill blog reports Gaga's recounting of her teachers' advice: 'You know, you’re never gonna play the heroine, and … [Read more...] about Lady Gaga and Liza Minnelli – together!