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Broadway - "the Great White Way""Mildly insane by day, the square goes divinely mad by night."


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#1 BuriedInCarolina

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 09:56 PM

Posted death news elsewhere and couldn't find a topic for general Broadway death discussion so decided to create this one! 

 

"Lit by gas and poorly ventilated, theaters in nineteenth-century New York were vexed by fire. At the beginning of the twentieth century, architects realized that the safer electric light bulb had enormous advertising potential. As early as 1910, Broadway signage dazzled visitors and the street soon became known throughout the world as the Great White Way. In 1927, the journalist Will Irwin vividly captured the district’s look and energy: “Mildly insane by day, the square goes divinely mad by night. For then on every wall, above every cornice, in every nook and cranny, blossom and dance the electric advertising signs . . . . All other American cities imitate them, but none gets this massed effect of tremendous jazz interpreted in light.”"

 

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 01:32 AM

Charlotte Holloman, concert singer and voice teacher, dies at 93, 

 

She made her Broadway debut in 1950 in a short-lived musical drama about racial conflict, “The Barrier,” based on a Langston Hughes play. She then appeared in “My Darlin’ Aida” (1952), a version of the Giuseppe Verdi opera reimagined on a Southern plantation amid the Civil War.

 

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 10:40 AM

Biff Liff now stiff:

 

http://variety.com/2...ent-1201570517/


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Posted Yesterday, 09:07 PM

Not exactly 'the great white way'....

Kyle Jean-Baptiste, an actor who made his Broadway debut in Les Miserables, died Friday evening after falling from a fire escape at his mother's home. He was 21​.
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Posted Today, 03:11 AM

Not exactly 'the great white way'....

Kyle Jean-Baptiste, an actor who made his Broadway debut in Les Miserables, died Friday evening after falling from a fire escape at his mother's home. He was 21​.
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Ok, so he was playing Jean Valjean at 21? There really is a limit to character acting, in his debut, well, this appears to be it. Boy in far older wig singing about the death of someone older than him. Who casts this?

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=og7lqYmuEmw

 

Tragic death though. Cast are probably miserables.


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