Broadway theatre known as Broadway, refers to the theatrical performances presented in the 41 professional theatres, each with 500 or more seats located in the Theater District and Lincoln Center along Broadway, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Along with London's West End theatre, Broadway theatre is considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world; the Theater District is a popular tourist attraction in New York City. According to The Broadway League, for the 2017–2018 season total attendance was 13,792,614 and Broadway shows had US$1,697,458,795 in grosses, with attendance up 3.9%, grosses up 17.1%, playing weeks up 2.8%. The majority of Broadway shows are musicals. Historian Martin Shefter argues that "'Broadway musicals', culminating in the productions of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, became enormously influential forms of American popular culture" and contributed to making New York City the cultural capital of the Western Hemisphere.
New York did not have a significant theatre presence until about 1750, when actor-managers Walter Murray and Thomas Kean established a resident theatre company at the Theatre on Nassau Street, which held about 280 people. They presented Shakespeare ballad operas such as The Beggar's Opera. In 1752, William Hallam sent a company of twelve actors from Britain to the colonies with his brother Lewis as their manager, they established a theatre in Williamsburg and opened with The Merchant of Venice and The Anatomist. The company moved to New York in the summer of 1753, performing ballad operas and ballad-farces like Damon and Phillida; the Revolutionary War suspended theatre in New York, but thereafter theatre resumed in 1798, the year the 2,000-seat Park Theatre was built on Chatham Street. The Bowery Theatre opened followed by others. By the 1840s, P. T. Barnum was operating an entertainment complex in Lower Manhattan. In 1829, at Broadway and Prince Street, Niblo's Garden opened and soon became one of New York's premiere nightspots.
The 3,000-seat theatre presented all sorts of non-musical entertainments. In 1844, Palmo's Opera House opened and presented opera for only four seasons before bankruptcy led to its rebranding as a venue for plays under the name Burton's Theatre; the Astor Opera House opened in 1847. A riot broke out in 1849 when the lower-class patrons of the Bowery objected to what they perceived as snobbery by the upper class audiences at Astor Place: "After the Astor Place Riot of 1849, entertainment in New York City was divided along class lines: opera was chiefly for the upper middle and upper classes, minstrel shows and melodramas for the middle class, variety shows in concert saloons for men of the working class and the slumming middle class."The plays of William Shakespeare were performed on the Broadway stage during the period, most notably by American actor Edwin Booth, internationally known for his performance as Hamlet. Booth played the role for a famous 100 consecutive performances at the Winter Garden Theatre in 1865, would revive the role at his own Booth's Theatre.
Other renowned Shakespeareans who appeared in New York in this era were Henry Irving, Tommaso Salvini, Fanny Davenport, Charles Fechter. Theatre in New York moved from downtown to midtown beginning around 1850, seeking less expensive real estate. In the beginning of the 19th century, the area that now comprises the Theater District was owned by a handful of families and comprised a few farms. In 1836, Mayor Cornelius Lawrence opened 42nd Street and invited Manhattanites to "enjoy the pure clean air." Close to 60 years theatrical entrepreneur Oscar Hammerstein I built the iconic Victoria Theater on West 42nd Street. Broadway's first "long-run" musical was a 50-performance hit called The Elves in 1857. In 1870, the heart of Broadway was in Union Square, by the end of the century, many theatres were near Madison Square. Theatres did not arrive in the Times Square area until the early 1900s, the Broadway theatres did not consolidate there until a large number of theatres were built around the square in the 1920s and 1930s.
New York runs continued to lag far behind those in London, but Laura Keene's "musical burletta" The Seven Sisters shattered previous New York records with a run of 253 performances. It was at a performance by Keene's troupe of Our American Cousin in Washington, D. C. that Abraham Lincoln was shot. The first theatre piece that conforms to the modern conception of a musical, adding dance and original music that helped to tell the story, is considered to be The Black Crook, which premiered in New York on September 12, 1866; the production was five-and-a-half hours long, but despite its length, it ran for a record-breaking 474 performances. The same year, The Black Domino/Between You, Me and the Post was the first show to call itself a "musical comedy". Tony Pastor opened the first vaudeville theatre one block east of Union Square in 1881, where Lillian Russell performed. Comedians Edward Harrigan and Tony Hart produced and starred in musicals on Broadway between 1878 and 1890, with book and lyrics by Harrigan and music by his father-in-law David Braham.
These musical comedies featured characters and situations taken from the everyday life of New York's lower classes and represented a significant step forward from vaudeville and burlesque, towards a more literate form. They starred high quality singers, instead of the women of questionable repute who had starred in earlier m
Reckless Kelly is a 1993 Australian comedy film produced, written and starring Yahoo Serious. It co-stars Alexei Sayle and Hugo Weaving; the story is a satirical take on a famous Australian outlaw. A modern-day Ned Kelly gives all the money to the poor people. Ned is forced to go to Hollywood; as it goes against his belief, he cannot rob banks there for his own benefit. Ned is forced to find another way to come up with the $1 million required to save his family island; that is when a movie producer gives Ned an offer he can not refuse. Yahoo Serious... Ned Kelly Melora Hardin... Robin Banks Alexei Sayle... Major Wib Hugo Weaving... Sir John Kathleen Freeman... Mrs. Delance John Pinette... Sam Delance Bob Maza... Dan Kelly Martin Ferrero... Ernie the Fan Anthony Ackroyd... Joe Kelly The film was financed by Warner Bros, Village Roadshow and the Australian Film Finance Corporation. Serious used. Neil Jillett, film critic for The Age wrote, "There are some good gags along the way, a few of the plot's twists have an entertainingly surreal zaniness.
But there is much heavy going too. Most of the messages Serious loads into the film - protect the environment, hate violence and banks, mock the British, go for a republic, sneer at American fads and religious hypocrisy - are presented with a smugness, missing from Young Einstein". Reckless Kelly grossed $5,444,534 at the box office in Australia. Australian rock duo Divinyls covered the song Wild Thing in 1993 for the soundtrack to the film, it peaked at No. 39 on the Australian Singles Chart. Cinema of Australia Reckless Kelly on IMDb Reckless Kelly at Box Office Mojo Reckless Kelly at Oz Movies Reckless Kelly at Rotten Tomatoes RECKLESS KELLY: 1ST RE-CUT VERSION at the National Film and Sound Archive RECKLESS KELLY: 2ND RE-CUT VERSION at the National Film and Sound Archive
Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep is an American actress. Described as the "best actress of her generation", Streep is known for her versatility and accent adaptation. Nominated for a record 21 Academy Awards, she has won three. Streep has received 31 Golden Globe nominations, winning eight - more nominations, wins, than any other actor, she has won three Primetime Emmy Awards and has been nominated for fifteen British Academy Film Awards, seventeen Screen Actors Guild Awards, winning two each. Streep made her stage debut in Trelawny of the Wells in 1975. In 1976, she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play for 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and A Memory of Two Mondays. In 1977, she made her screen debut in the television film The Deadliest Season, made her film debut in Julia. In 1978, she won an Emmy Award for her role in the mini-series Holocaust, received her first Academy Award nomination for The Deer Hunter. Streep went on to win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Kramer vs. Kramer, the Academy Award for Best Actress for Sophie's Choice and The Iron Lady.
Streep's other Oscar-nominated roles were in The French Lieutenant's Woman, Out of Africa, Evil Angels, Postcards from the Edge, The Bridges of Madison County, One True Thing, Music of the Heart, The Devil Wears Prada, Julie & Julia, August: Osage County, Into the Woods, Florence Foster Jenkins, The Post. She returned to the stage for the first time in over 20 years in The Public Theater's 2001 revival of The Seagull, won a second Emmy Award and a Golden Globe in 2004 for the HBO mini-series Angels in America. Streep was awarded the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2004, Gala Tribute from the Film Society of Lincoln Center in 2008, Kennedy Center Honor in 2011 for her contribution to American culture, through performing arts. President Barack Obama awarded her the 2010 National Medal of Arts, in 2014, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2003, the government of France made her a Commander of the Order of Letters, she was awarded the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2017. Mary Louise Streep was born on June 1949, in Summit, New Jersey.
She is the daughter of a commercial artist and art editor. She has two younger brothers: Harry William Streep III and Dana David Streep, who are actors. Streep's father Harry was of Swiss ancestry, her father's lineage traces back to Loffenau, from where her second great-grandfather, Gottfried Streeb, immigrated to the United States, where one of her ancestors served as mayor. Another line of her father's family was from Switzerland, her mother had English and Irish ancestry. Some of Streep's maternal ancestors lived in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, were descended from 17th-century immigrants from England, her eighth great-grandfather, Lawrence Wilkinson, was one of the first Europeans to settle in Rhode Island. Streep is the second cousin 7 times removed of William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania. Streep's maternal great-great-grandparents, Manus McFadden and Grace Strain, the latter the namesake of Streep's second daughter, were natives of the Horn Head district of Dunfanaghy, Ireland. Streep's mother, whom she has compared in both appearance and manner to Dame Judi Dench encouraged her daughter, instilled confidence in her from a young age.
Streep has said: "She was a mentor because she said to me,'Meryl, you're capable. You're so great.' She was saying, ` You can do. If you're lazy, you're not going to get it done, but if you put your mind to it, you can do anything.' And I believed her." Although Streep was more introverted than her mother, at times, when she needed an injection of confidence in adulthood, she would consult her mother, asking her for advice. Streep was raised as a Presbyterian in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, attended Cedar Hill Elementary School and the Oak Street School, a Junior High school back then. In her Junior High debut, she starred as Louise Heller in the play "The Family Upstairs". In 1963, the family moved to New Jersey, where she attended Bernards High School. Author Karina Longworth described her as a "gawky kid with glasses and frizzy hair", yet noted that she liked to show off in front of the camera in family home movies from a young age. At the age of 12, Streep was selected to sing at a school recital, leading to her having opera lessons from Estelle Liebling.
However, despite her talent, she has remarked that, "I was singing something I didn't feel and understand. That was an important lesson—not to do that. To find the thing that I could feel through." She quit after four years. Streep had many Catholic school friends, attended mass. Meryl was a high school cheerleader for the Bernards High School Mountaineers and was chosen as the homecoming queen her senior year, her family lived on Old Fort Road. Although Streep appeared in numerous school plays during her high school years, she was uninterested in serious theater until acting in the play Miss Julie at Vassar College in 1969, in which she gained attention across the campus. Vassar drama professor Clinton J. Atkinson noted, "I don't think anyone taught Meryl acting, she taught herself." Streep demonstrated an early ability to mimic accents and
Touched may refer to: Touched, a 1977 play by Stephen Lowe Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story, a 2001 autobiography Touched, a film directed by John Flynn Touched, a film featuring Ian Tracey Touched, a film produced by and starring Jenna Elfman Touched, a film featuring Holliston Coleman Touched, a Canadian psychological thriller film Touched, a Singaporean drama broadcast by SPH MediaWorks "Touched", an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer "Touched", an episode of Legend of the Seeker Touched, 2003 Touched, an album by Ken Stringfellow Touched, 2007 "Touched", a song by BoA from BoA "Touched", a song by My Bloody Valentine from Loveless "Touched", a song by VAST from Visual Audio Sensory Theater WarioWare: Touched!, a 2004 Nintendo DS video game Touch The Touch Touch FM All pages with titles beginning with Touched
Angel Camouflaged is a 2010 film directed by R. Michael Givens, it stars James Brolin, Warrick Grier, Carlos Bernard and Patty Smyth. James Brolin as Salt Dilana as Scottie Ballantyne Warrick Grier as Morgan Carlos Bernard as Jude Stevens Terry Serpico as Mr. Belial Patty Smyth as Aunt Marie Jordan Woods-Robinson as Kip Marshall Tucker Band as Mustard A. Jones Band Tessie Santiago as Desdemona Cal Johnson as Balaclava Man Violeta Leskyte Cucchiara as Valya Angel Camouflaged on IMDb
Glenn Close is an American actress and producer. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including three Tony Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards. A seven-time Academy Award nominee, she holds the record as the actress to have the most nominations without winning. In 2016, Close was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame. Born to the surgeon William Close in Greenwich, Close majored in theater and anthropology at the College of William & Mary, she began her professional career on stage in 1974 with Love for Love and was a New York stage actress until the early 1980s. Her work included Broadway productions of Barnum in 1980 and The Real Thing in 1983, for which she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play, her film debut came in The World According to Garp, followed by supporting roles in the films The Big Chill and The Natural. Close went on to establish herself as a leading lady in Hollywood with roles in Fatal Attraction and Dangerous Liaisons, both of which earned her nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Close won two more Tony Awards for Death and the Maiden in 1992 and Sunset Boulevard in 1995. She won her first Primetime Emmy Award for the 1995 television drama film Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story, she continued a successful career in Hollywood with starring roles in Reversal of Fortune, 101 Dalmatians, Air Force One, among others. Further television work came for Close in the 2000s, with her portrayal of Eleanor of Aquitaine in the 2003 television film The Lion in Winter earning her a Golden Globe Award. From 2007 to 2012, Close starred as Patty Hewes in the drama series Damages, which won her a Golden Globe Award and two more Primetime Emmy Awards, she returned to the Broadway stage in a 2014 revival of A Delicate Balance. During this period, she received two additional Best Actress Academy Award nominations for Albert Nobbs and The Wife, winning a third Golden Globe for the latter. Close has been married three times, she has a daughter from her relationship with producer John Starke.
She has co-founded the website FetchDog. She has made political donations in support of Democratic politicians, is vocal on issues such as gay marriage, women's rights, mental health. Close was born on March 19, 1947 in Greenwich, Connecticut, to socialite Bettine Moore Close and William Taliaferro Close, a doctor who operated a clinic in the Belgian Congo and served as a personal physician to Zaire's ruler Mobutu Sese Seko, she has two sisters and Jessie, two brothers and Tambu Misoki, whom Close's parents adopted while living in Africa. During her childhood, Close lived with her parents in a stone cottage on her maternal grandfather's estate in Greenwich. Close has credited her acting abilities to her early years: "I have no doubt that the days I spent running free in the evocative Connecticut countryside with an unfettered imagination, playing whatever character our games demanded, is one of the reasons that acting has always seemed so natural to me." Although Close has an affluent background, she has stated that her family chose not to participate in WASP society.
She would avoid mentioning her birthplace whenever asked because she did not want people to think she was a "dilettante who didn't have to work."When Close was seven years old, her parents joined the Moral Re-Armament, a movement in which her family remained involved for fifteen years. During this period, Close's family lived in communal centers. Close has described MRA as a "cult" that dictated every aspect of her life, from the clothes that had to be worn to what she was allowed to say, she once stated that her desire to become an actress allowed her to break away from MRA, adding: "I have long forgiven my parents for any of this. They had their reasons for doing what they did, I understand them, it had terrible effects on their kids. We all try to survive, right? And I think what saved me more than anything was my desire to be an actress." She spent time in Switzerland. Close traveled for several years in the mid-to-late 1960s with a singing group called Up With People and attended Rosemary Hall, graduating in 1965.
During her time in Up With People, Close organized a small singing group called the Green Glenn Singers, consisting of herself, Kathe Green, Jennie Dorn, Vee Entwistle. The group's stated mission was "to write and sing songs which would give people a purpose and inspire them to live the way they were meant to live."When she was 22, Close broke away from MRA. She attended The College of William & Mary, double majoring in theater and anthropology, Class of 1974. During her senior year of college, Close became inspired to pursue a career in acting after watching an interview of Katharine Hepburn on The Dick Cavett Show, it was in the College's theater department that Close began to train as a serious actor under Howard Scammon and Mary's long-time professor of theater. During her years at school in Williamsburg, she starred in the summer-time outdoor drama, "The Common Glory," written by Pulitzer Prize author Paul Green, she was elected to membership in the honor society of Phi Beta Kappa. Through the years, Close has returned to William & Mary to lecture and to visit the theater department.
In 1989, Close was the commencement speaker at William & Mary and received an honorary doctor of arts degree. In 1980, director George Roy Hill discovered Close on Broadway and asked her