Archive for September 26th, 2008

Theater Review…Equus

Friday, September 26th, 2008

THEATER REVIEW

In the Darkness of the Stable

 

 

 

The young wizard has chosen wisely. Making his Broadway debut in Thea Sharrock’s oddly arid revival of Peter Shaffer’s “Equus,” which opened Thursday night at the Broadhurst Theater, the 19-year-old film star Daniel Radcliffe steps into a mothball-preserved, off-the-rack part and wears it like a tailor’s delight — that is, a natural fit that allows room to stretch. Would that the production around him, first presented in London, showed off Mr. Shaffer’s 1973 psychodrama as flatteringly as it does its stage-virgin star.   (click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)

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Obit…Connie Haines

Friday, September 26th, 2008

OBITUARY

Connie Haines dies at 87; big band singer co-starred with Sinatra

 

 

Connie Haines teamed with Frank Sinatra as lead vocalists for the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. Many of her hit songs were the product of her warm musical partnership with Sinatra. She sang on his 89th birthday television tribute in 1995.

 

By Don Heckman
Special to The Times
September 26, 2008

 

Connie Haines, a petite and dynamic big band singer who performed alongside Frank Sinatra in the Harry James and Tommy Dorsey orchestras, died Monday in Clearwater, Fla. The cause of death was myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune neuromuscular disease. She was 87.   (click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)

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