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The Green Room: Ashley on Bette and Barry

October 24, 2016

Welcome to The Green Room, a series within our blog where our performers share with you their thoughts and experiences. This first post is from Ashley Pankow, now appearing in BARRY, BETTE & BROADWAY, about her admiration for these 1970s pop icons. What do I love about the Divine Miss M … let me count…

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Cabaret to Broadway

April 21, 2016

A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING was originally produced Off-Broadway as a nightclub Cabaret at “Rainbow and Stars,” which was located at the top of Rockefeller Center. The Revue (conceived and directed by Walter Bobbie) showcases the music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. On November 17, 1993, the show opened on Broadway, produced by Roundabout Theatre…

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#QHPinNYC

September 10, 2015

J. Kent Barnhart has been in New York City these last few weeks seeing Broadway shows and enjoying a splendid time with QHP patrons. The annual QHP NYC trip always sells out well in advance, and next year there are two trips scheduled. Kent has been live tweeting his adventures from Quality Hill’s Twitter account…

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What’s in a name: TIN PAN ALLEY

August 22, 2015

The first show of our 21st Season is entitled TIN PAN ALLEY. Perhaps this is a phrase you have encountered before. Perhaps you know that the name often refers to the collection of New York City music publishers and songwriters who dominated American popular music in the late 19th century and early 20th century. The origins of “Tin Pan Alley”, however, are perhaps not as well…

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EGOT

April 26, 2015

The coveted EGOT represents artists who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award. To date, only twelve individuals have earned this honor, one of whom is Marvin Hamlisch, who we are currently celebrating in What They Did For Love: The Songs of Marvin Hamlisch and Burt Bacharach. In total, Marvin Hamlisch won 4…

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Screen to Stage to Screen again…

March 13, 2015

There have been a handful of films that made their way to the stage only to be re-made for the screen again. Little Shop of Horrors, for example, began as a 1960 cult movie directed by Roger Corman. The musical adaptation premiered off-Broadway in 1982 where it ran for more than 5 years. In 1986, Frank…

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MGM Movie Posters

February 6, 2015

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer produced over 4,000 films. The studio received its first Academy Award for their first musical, The Broadway Melody, in 1929

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