Merry Christmas- gobroadway!

to all my followers, I want to wish you a very happy holiday. I love and appreciate all of your support of my account! Here are some of my favorite Broadway/pop culture Christmas photos…
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Costume Design – William Ivey Long

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William Ivey Long is an American costume designer born August 30, 1947, specialising in stage & film.  He was born in Seaboard, North Carolina where he completed high school & went on to study History at the ‘College of William & Mary’, receiving a BA & graduating in 1969.  Both his mother & father were theatre educators, with his father founding the Winthrop University theatre department. William spent much of his spare time in Manteo, North Carolina, working with his family on Paul Green’s outdoor drama, ‘The Lost Colony’.

He pursued a Ph.D. in Art History at the ‘University of North Carolina’ at Chapel Hill, where visiting professor Betty Smith suggested he apply to the design program at Yale University. He commenced Set Design studies at the ‘Yale School of Drama’, where he met fellow university students Sigourney Weaver, Wendy Wasserstein, Meryl Streep, Christopher Durang & Paul Rudnick. William…

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Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy

Audra McDonald AND Patti Lupone- two modern day Broadway icons (that I LOVE) singing a famous mash-up originally sung by Judy Garland and Barbra Striessand on the Judy Garland Show in 1963! (YouTube that too!) so this song has been sung by iconic female Broadway icons TWICE.

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Patti LuPone and Audra McDonald sing a gorgeous duet and it just brings me so much . . . well . . . HAPPY. Unlike me, I know, but sometimes I just spend hours on YouTube watching Broadway divas and breathing in the joy of the music.

 

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#89 Stepsister’s Lament

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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is back on Broadway!  I got the email months ago that previews were starting in January and it would officially open in March.  I seriously thought about going to New York for a weekend to see the show, but obviously I had more on my mind than frivolous travel.  I haven’t been in Chicago long enough to be longing to leave it yet.  In all actuality, I’m sort of getting restless to move into my own apartment…still.  The current tenant is sure taking his sweet time getting out of there…but I suppose his lease is up on March 31…so really, I can’t be all too mad that he’s not out yet.

I first saw Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella when I was a kid.  I’m not sure why it was playing 20+ years after it was made on cable – but it was, and it went down…

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