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Laverne & Shirley Star, Eddie Mekka Dies at 69

Veteran TV and stage actor, Eddie Mekka best known for his role as Carmine Ragusa aka “The Big Ragu” on the ABC sitcom, Laverne & Shirley has died at the age of 69. According to fellow Berklee College of Music alum, Pat Benti in a tribute on Facebook, the actor passed away peacefully in his Newhall, California home on November 27th. Benti did not share Mekka’s cause of death but asked that all media inquiries “be withheld during his family’s time of grief.” He adds that “we welcome you to share your memories of Eddie and your condolences to his family on his fan page.”
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Dim All The Lights: Stephen Sondheim Dies At 91

The lights will go out throughout all of Broadway following the death Friday of Stephen Sondheim.Sondheim, 91, was an unquestionable giant among American musical masters -- among them, Porter, Berlin, Bernstein and the Geshwins, as well as Richard Rogers and the man considered his surrogate father,…
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“Cats,” December 1

Wednesday, December 1, 7:30 p.m. Adler Theatre, 136 East Third Street, Davenport IA. Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, and an international musical sensation that has delighted audiences for more than 40 years, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage spectacle Cats comes to Davenport's Adler Theatre on December 1, its North American touring stop sure to demonstrate why The Guardian lauded the show as “an exhilarating piece of total theatre.”
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“Excellence in Theatre Education Award” Returns for 2022 Tony Awards

The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) announced the Excellence in Theatre Education Award will return to the Tony Awards next year. The national call for submissions is now open. The Excellence in Theatre Education Award was co-founded by The Tony Awards and CMU in 2014 to recognize extraordinary...
PERFORMING ARTS
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People are Signing a Petition to Keep James Corden Off Wicked Movie

The said petition has already signed more than 60,000 signatures. With the announcement of Wicked’s premiere date and the cast to play Elphaba and Glinda are already confirmed, many people are thinking ahead and making a petition to not include James Corden into the highly anticipated movie adaptation. The petition was created because Corden is in no way shape or form to be in this exciting movie adaptation.
MOVIES
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Excellence in Theatre Education Award to Return for the 2022 Tony Ceremony

Madeline Michel, who was presented with the most recent Excellence in Theatre Education Award in 2019. The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have announced that the Excellence in Theatre Education Award will return to the Tony Awards in 2022. The national call for submissions opens on November 8. The Excellence in Theatre Education Award was co-founded by The Tony Awards and CMU in 2014 to recognize extraordinary K-12 arts and theater educators.
PERFORMING ARTS
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Five Fits With: Tony-Nominated Ato Blankson-Wood of Slave Play

My latest subject, Ato Blankson-Wood, was recently nominated for a Tony award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for Slave Play, which garnered acclaim for challenging theater norms and highlighting race, gende,r and sexuality in an American historical context. Ato, a Maryland transplant, born of Ghanian parents, moved to New York to be at the center of it all, and has that “it” factor that special folks in this city tend to have. He walks the line of warm and open, but also seems like the kind of person you wouldn’t want to cross. There’s a quiet strength about him. I’d love to see Ato in Slave Play, and luckily we all can since it’s returning to Broadway for a limited engagement beginning November 23.
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Tony Awards announces return of Excellence in Theatre Education Award for 2022 ceremony

The Tony Awards will present the Excellence in Theatre Education Award as part of the 2022 ceremony, after the honor was omitted from this year’s presentation. The award, which was co-founded by the Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University in 2014, is awarded annually to a pre-college arts educator “who [inspires] all with their superlative theatre programs,” according to a release. The award was not presented during the pandemic due to the closure of Broadway and most in-person schooling.
EDUCATION
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Excellence in Theatre Education Award To Return To Tony Awards Next Year

The Excellence in Theatre Education Award will return to the Tony Awards next year. The national call for submissions opens today, November 8, 2021, at TonyAwards.com. During Broadway’s COVID-19 shutdown, this ongoing teacher appreciation program was temporarily interrupted, but the Tony Awards are still committed to recognizing and celebrating arts educators. Now that Broadway is back and schools are in session, it’s time once again to canvas the U.S. and identify another top drama teacher. The Excellence in Theatre Education Award was co-founded by The Tony Awards and CMU in 2014 to recognize extraordinary K-12 arts and theatre educators.
PERFORMING ARTS
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