Jerome was born on October 11, 1918 in New York City. He died of a stroke at the age of 79 on July 29, 1998. His last name wasn’t always Robbins it originally was Robinowitz. It wasn’t till December of 1944 that they changed it to Robbins. In high school he was a member of the drama club and school plays.
Sweet charity is a musical with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy and book by Neil Simon. Bob Fosse directed and choreographed the musical for Broadway; it starred his wife and muse Gwen Verdon. The musical was based on Federico Fellini’s screen play for Nights of Cabiria . Sweet Charity had 10 productions; the first one on 1996 in Broadway. The last production took place on 2009 in the West End, the last production was scheduled to take place in 2011 in Toronto, and however, it was cancelled.
Marshall got her start on Broadway being her brother Rob Marshall’s assistant on Kiss of the Spider Woman and then assisted on the revivals of She Loves Me and Damn Yankees. In that 2004 interview, she relates how she was able to get her first job choreographing a Broadway show, Swinging on a Star, by being recommended by John Kander, who she knew from Kiss of the Spiderwoman. Since her first show she has choreographed many Broadway shows: 1776, Kiss Me Kate, Follies, Seussical, and Little Shop of Horrors, and directed and choreographed Wonderful Town, The Pajama Game, Grease, and the upcoming revival of Anything Goes. When talking about how she approaches these older shows, she says that she approaches them “with great reverence and respect and appreciation but I look at them with a modern sensibility and I try to add a contemporary pace to them.”
Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Johnson in New York City. Her mother, a nurse and teacher, raised her daughter and a son on her own after Whoopi's preacher father left the family. The future star spent the first years of her life in a public housing project in Manhattan. Drawn to the theater from earliest childhood, she made her performing debut at age eight with the Helena Rubinstein Children's Theatre at the Hudson Guild. After dropping out of high school at 14, she lied about her age to find work as a summer camp counselor, and singing in the choruses of the Broadway shows Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar and Pippin.
Soon after, Alvin had choreographed his first formal concert dance, Afternoon Blues, set to music from the Broadway show, On The Town. When Lester Horton died, Ailey was twenty-two when he was chosen to fill the shoes of his mentor. Ailey became the director and resident choreographer for the Lester Horton Dance Theater. In one year he choreographed three original dances for Horton’s company: Creation of the World, According to St. Francis, and Mourning Morning. Paire 2 Ailey started his own dance company in 1958, featuring mostly African American dancers.
French producers came to New York looking to cast an all-black musical revue in Paris. They saw Josephine performing at the Plantation club and offered her a part in their production La Revue Negré. In 1925 she went to Paris to appear in in the show. The show opened on October 2, 1925 in Paris at the Théâtre Champs-Elysées. Josephine had two numbers in La Revue Negré.
Born October 3, 1950 in the Bronx in New York, with a mother who was a telephone operator and a father who was a meat packer, he graduated from New York university as a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre. Today Shanley still resides in New York. “What do you do when you're not sure?” Father Flynn asks in the opening line of the play immediately setting up the play for great doubt to be cast. He says that “Doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty,”. The story is set at a Catholic school, St. Nicholas Church School, in the Bronx in the fall of 1964.
Shakespeare transformed the character of Malvolio into several different personas as the play progresses, displaying the different emotional and mental levels within the character. Twelfth Night begins with introducing Malvolio as a very simple person- a puritan, a stiff and proper servant who likes nothing better than to spoil other people’s fun. He has a poor opinion of drinking, singing, and recreational amusement, which becomes annoying and highly irritating to some characters. “My masters, are you mad? Or what are you/ Have you no wit, manners, nor honesty but to gabble/ like tinkers at this time of night?
Christine Long Strouse Period 5 Arsenic and Old Lace Critique On September 29th and 30th of 2011 I attended Arsenic and Old Lace as directed by Mr. Mills and presented by Rangeview High School students. I acted alone as Soundboard Operator but was substituted by Bailey Monroe who was originally on Light crew. Shavawn White assisted Mills as Stage Manager while other crew heads include Rachel Lesser and Jaiel Mitchell (Costumes) Feyone La (Props) Gabe Brown (Lights) Alicia Laws (Master Carpenter) Karla Luna (Scenic Artist) and Josh Barnhill (Set Construction & Painting). Arsenic and Old Lace, a play written by Joseph Kesselring, is a morbid-comedy of two aunts who rent rooms to the public in hopes of poisoning them, so that they can perform burial services in terms of “charity.” Unfortunately, their adoring nephew Mortimer discovers such a hobby and is sent in a worry for the safety of his aunts and of his own sanity; this is due to him being part a of the Brewster family in which there is a brother who’s convinced to be president Teddy Roosevelt and another, Jonathon, that acts more of a violent and deathly plague than anything to anyone. Mortimer’s fiancée, Elaine, is none the wiser of any cadavers that may lie about the Brewster home but she serves as an innocent relief while the infamous Jonathon pays an unexpected visit to his sweet old aunties, accompanied by a certain Dr. “Frank” Einstein.
The name of the Broadway musical that I chose is Side Show. The show opened on November 17, 2014 and had its last show on January 4, 2015. The overall production of the show was $7.8 million, which was the typical cost of a Broadway musical production. The weekly cost was about $539,000. The musical is about real-life conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton.