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Judy Kaye
Judy Kaye (born October 11, 1948) is an American singer and actress. She has appeared in stage musicals, plays, and operas. Kaye has been in long runs on Broadway in the musicals The Phantom of the Opera, Ragtime, Mamma Mia!, and Nice Work If You Can Get It.Contents1 Early life 2 Career2.1 Opera, operetta, and recordings 2.2 Kinsey Millhone books3 Personal life 4 References 5 External linksEarly life[edit] Kaye was born in Phoenix, Arizona, the daughter of Shirley Edith (née Silverman) and Jerome Joseph Kaye, a physician.[1] She attended UCLA, studying drama and voice.[2][3] "Her voice spans three octaves. She started out as a mezzo and now sings all the way up to an E natural...but basically she feels she is now a soprano."[4] She "easily shifts between Broadway belt and soaring soprano" according to Playbill.com.[5] Career[edit] Kaye made her Broadway debut as a replacement Rizzo in the original company of Grease in the 1970s
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Phoenix, Arizona
Phoenix (/ˈfiːnɪks/) is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Arizona. With 1,615,017 people (as of 2016[update]), Phoenix is the fifth most populous city nationwide, the most populous state capital in the United States, and the only state capital with a population of more than one million residents.[5][6] Phoenix is the anchor of the Phoenix metropolitan area, also known as the Valley of the Sun, which in turn is a part of the Salt River Valley
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The Man Who Came To Dinner
The Man Who Came to Dinner
The Man Who Came to Dinner
is a comedy in three acts by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. It debuted on October 16, 1939, at the Music Box Theatre in New York City, where it ran until 1941, closing after 739 performances. It then enjoyed a number of New York and London revivals. The first London
London
production was staged at The Savoy Theatre starring Robert Morley
Robert Morley
and Coral Browne. In 1990, Browne stated in a televised biographical interview, broadcast on UK Channel 4 (entitled Caviar to the General), that she bought the rights to the play, borrowing money from her dentist to do so
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The Pajama Game
The Pajama
Pajama
Game is a musical based on the 1953 novel 7½ Cents
7½ Cents
by Richard Bissell. The book is by George Abbott
George Abbott
and Richard Bissell; the music and lyrics are by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The story deals with labor troubles in a pajama factory, where workers' demands for a seven-and-a-half cent raise are going unheeded. In the midst of this ordeal, love blossoms between Babe, the grievance committee head, and Sid, the new factory superintendent. The original Broadway production opened on May 13, 1954, at the St. James Theatre, and ran for 1,063 performances, with a brief stop at the Shubert Theatre at the end of the run. It was revived in 1973, and again in 2006 by The Roundabout Theatre Company. The original production, produced by Frederick Brisson, Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince,[1] won a Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Musical
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Candide
Candide, ou l'Optimisme, (/ˌkænˈdiːd/; French: [kɑ̃did]) is a French satire first published in 1759 by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment.[5] The novella has been widely translated, with English versions titled Candide: or, All for the Best (1759); Candide: or, The Optimist (1762); and Candide: Optimism (1947).[6] It begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism by his mentor, Professor Pangloss.[7] The work describes the abrupt cessation of this lifestyle, followed by Candide's slow and painful disillusionment as he witnesses and experiences great hardships in the world
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The Sound Of Music
The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II
and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. It is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. Set in Austria on the eve of the Anschluss
Anschluss
in 1938, the musical tells the story of Maria, who takes a job as governess to a large family while she decides whether to become a nun. She falls in love with the children, and eventually their widowed father, Captain von Trapp. He is ordered to accept a commission in the German navy, but he opposes the Nazis. He and Maria decide on a plan to flee Austria with the children
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Gypsy
The Romani (also spelled Romany /ˈroʊməni/, /ˈrɒ-/), or Roma, are a traditionally itinerant ethnic group, living mostly in Europe
Europe
and the Americas and originating from the northern Indian subcontinent,[55][56][57] from the Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab
Punjab

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Anya (musical)
Anya is a musical with a book by George Abbott
George Abbott
and Guy Bolton
Guy Bolton
and music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest
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Man Of La Mancha
Man of La Mancha
La Mancha
is a 1964 musical with a book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, and music by Mitch Leigh. It is adapted from Wasserman's non-musical 1959 teleplay I, Don Quixote, which was in turn inspired by Miguel de Cervantes
Miguel de Cervantes
and his 17th-century masterpiece Don Quixote. It tells the story of the "mad" knight Don Quixote
Don Quixote
as a play within a play, performed by Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition.[1] The work is not and does not pretend to be a faithful rendition of either Cervantes' life or of Don Quixote. Wasserman complained repeatedly about taking the work as a musical version of Don Quixote.[2][3] The original 1965 Broadway production ran for 2,328 performances and won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical
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Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus
Jesus
Christ Superstar is a 1970 rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The musical started as a rock opera concept album before its Broadway debut in 1971. The musical is mostly sung-through, with little spoken dialogue. The story is loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the last week of Jesus's life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus
Jesus
and his disciples in Jerusalem
Jerusalem
and ending with the crucifixion. It depicts political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot
Judas Iscariot
and Jesus
Jesus
that are not present in the Bible. The work's depiction offers a free interpretation of the psychology of Jesus
Jesus
and the other characters
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You Can't Take It With You (play)
You Can't Take It with You is a comedic play in three acts by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The original production of the play premiered on Broadway in 1936, and played for 838 performances. The play won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and was adapted for the screen as You Can't Take It with You, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director. The play is popular among theater programs of high school institutions, and has been one of the 10 most-produced school plays every year since amateur rights came available in 1939. [1]Contents1 Plot1.1 Act One1.1.1 Scene One 1.1.2 Scene Two1.2 Act Two 1.3 Act Three2 Characters 3 Productions 4 Film and TV adaptations 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External linksPlot[edit] Act One[edit] Scene One[edit] The story takes place entirely in the large house of a slightly batty New York City
New York City
family
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On The Town (musical)
On the Town is a musical with music by Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein
and book and lyrics by Betty Comden
Betty Comden
and Adolph Green, based on Jerome Robbins' idea for his 1944 ballet Fancy Free, which he had set to Bernstein's music. The musical introduced several popular and classic songs, among them "New York, New York", "Lonely Town", "I Can Cook, Too" (for which Bernstein also wrote the lyrics), and "Some Other Time". The story concerns three American sailors on a 24-hour shore leave in New York City during wartime 1944. Each of the three sailors meets and quickly connects with a woman. On the Town was first produced on Broadway in 1944 and was made into a film in 1949, although the film replaced all but three of the original Broadway songs with Hollywood-written substitutes. The show has enjoyed a number of major revivals
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The Royal Family (play)
The Royal Family is a play written by George S. Kaufman
George S. Kaufman
and Edna Ferber. Its premiere on Broadway was at the Selwyn Theatre
Selwyn Theatre
on 28 December 1927, where it ran for 345 performances to close in October 1928
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McCarter Theater
McCarter Theatre
McCarter Theatre
Center is a not-for-profit, professional company on the campus of Princeton University
Princeton University
in Princeton, New Jersey
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Princeton, New Jersey
Princeton is a municipality with a borough form of government in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States, that was established in its current form on January 1, 2013, through the consolidation of the Borough of Princeton and Princeton Township. As of the 2010 United States Census, the municipality's population was 28,572, reflecting the former township's population of 16,265, along with the 12,307 in the former borough.[7][8][9][10][11] Princeton was founded before the American Revolution
American Revolution
and is best known as the home of Princeton University, located in the community since 1756
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Lost In Yonkers
Lost in Yonkers
Lost in Yonkers
is a play by Neil Simon. The play won the 1991 Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
for Drama.Contents1 Production 2 Plot 3 Characters 4 Film adaptation 5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External linksProduction[edit] The play premiered at The Center for the Performing Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on December 31, 1990,[1][2] before moving to Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre
Richard Rodgers Theatre
on February 21, 1991, where it ran for 780 performances and eleven previews
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