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Stephen Sondheim Hated Lady Gaga's Sound of Music Performance at the Oscars

Stephen Sondheim Hated Lady Gaga's Sound of Music Performance at the Oscars

Originally posted 03/17/2015 08:15AM

She may have stopped the show at the Oscars – with an assist from Julie Andrews. But don't expect Lady Gaga to hit the Broadway boards in Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park with George or Into the Woods anytime soon.

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Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder, Tom Brokaw to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Originally posted 11/11/2014 10:00AM

Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder and Tom Brokaw are among the latest Americans tapped to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, President Obama announced Tuesday.

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Watch Disney's Into the Woods Teaser Trailer | Chris Pine

Disney Unveils Into the Woods Teaser Trailer (VIDEO)

Originally posted 07/31/2014 04:00PM

Disney's movie version of the Tony-winning Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine Broadway show Into the Woods may not open until Christmas Day, but a teaser trailer was released on Thursday, a day after the public was allowed glimpses of production photos.

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Elaine Stritch, Broadway Legend and TV Star, Dies

Elaine Stritch, Broadway Legend and TV Star, Dies

Originally posted 07/17/2014 01:10PM

Elaine Stritch – a showbiz survivor who at last became a household name in her 80s when she played Colleen Donaghy, the harridan mother of Alec Baldwin's Jack Donaghy, on TV's 30 Rock – died on Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Michigan, reports The New York Times. She was 89.

Only last year, in failing health, she left New York to return to her home state of Michigan to be near relatives, though in the days leading up to her departure from her luxury Carlyle Hotel residence, The Times chronicled her nearly every hiccup – she was such a fixture of the city. As it was, the newspaper noted, in 2003 the New York Landmarks Conservancy had declared her a Living Landmark.

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Boo! Why Is Meryl Streep Dolled Up Like a Witch?

Meryl Streep Stars as The Witch in Into the Woods: First Look

Originally posted 09/27/2013 09:15AM

Meryl Streep looks absolutely bewitching, doesn't she?

The multiple Oscar-winning actress, 64, known for her stunning physical transformations on film, looks like she has, ahem, nailed another one as The Witch in this first look at her menacing turn in Disney's upcoming live-action movie musical Into the Woods.

Stepping into the role Bernadette Peters first played in the original 1987 Broadway production, Streep looks spellbinding in menacing talons and a matted gray wig as her character seeks to reverse a curse so that her beauty may be restored.

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