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A Talent of Multiple Hughes

A Talent of Multiple Hughes

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 16th 2018

Even a marvelously down-to-earth, multimedia-favorite character actor like the beloved Barnard Hughes (1915-2006), who would have turned 103 today, could be prone to occasional exaggeration. Always a

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Final Bow, Endless Enchantment

Final Bow, Endless Enchantment

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 2nd 2017

With five performances to go, the off-Broadway production of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt’s musical phenomenon The Fantasticks comes to an end this Sunday, after racking up 17,162 performances in

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Ongoing Song and Dance

Ongoing Song and Dance

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 22nd 2016

When done with imagination and style and avoiding budget-busting excess, the movie musical still abides and endures. Recent years have brought us huge box-office successes (Les Miserables), sincere

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Turning 80 – Pair Without Peer

Turning 80 – Pair Without Peer

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 9th 2016

No longer regularly active, the two British acting greats reaching milestone 80th birthdays today have provided decades worth of peerless performances on stage, screen and “the tube.” Both won Emmys

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Diane and Donald

Diane and Donald

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 5th 2015

Faces made for movie screens – one from Australia that made a vivid impression in only a handful of appearances, the other from England who was a regular and welcome presence for 40 years – are th

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