Marcel Marceau, the world’s best known mime passed away this weekend at the age of 84. Full story at Playbill.
Although he spent his life acting some of the most memorable characters in silence, he did speak once on film in Mel Brooks’ 1976 classic, Silent Movie. (who else but Mel could accomplish this feat?…). See below for film clip.
Click over to BroadwayWorld TV tomorrow, Sunday September 23rd, from 10 am – 7 pm EST, to view your favorite stars and take in the action of this annual fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Details at BroadwayWorld
I got in! I received confirmation on Monday that I had won one of the tickets for this concert on Friday. Winners also got the opportunity to visit the concert hall. I took a stroll around and it looks great. See pictures below, stage and balcony views Stay tuned for reviews of the concert.
Purpose: To write topical comedic material for performance in Second Life.
Format: Members of the WriteUp! Comedy Collective will meet in-world on a regular basis to brainstorm and create on the spot material for the ActUp! improv comedy troupe (and possibly other similar groups in SL). The first project will be to develop material for a series of short sketches, similar in style to Saturday Night Live, The Carol Burnett Show or Sid Ceasar’s Show of Shows.
First meeting: Sunday September 16, Drop-in, between 10 am – 1 pm SL (PST) time
Students from Trinity Preparatory School in Orlando, FLA, were dismayed when their production of La Cage aux Folles was cancelled hours before opening night. Seems Bishop Howe was surprised “that any high school would sponsor this particular production,” he wrote. “Having to put a ‘PG-13’ warning label on a dramatic production certainly seems an unusual decision for a Christian preparatory school.” The Headmaster of the school chose to honor the Bishop’s request to cancel the production.(full story at Gordon’s Journey Blog).
The narrow-mindedness of some religious leaders will never cease to amaze me. Anyone familiar with this early 80’s Broadway hit, later made into a movie starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane, recognizes its message of tolerance, acceptance of self and others, and the importance of family. Aren’t those key tenets of religious teachings?…Oye….