Sunday, December 20, 2009

ARIA OPENS AT CITYCENTER - ENCOURAGES ASIAN TOURISM - Broadway To Vegas colun of December 20, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/December20,2009.html


If CityCenter hotels and stores are so interested in foreign customers, they need to have sales people who know how to speak a variety of languages. Stop assuming that anybody who comes to Las Vegas speaks and understands English.

Ashley Shaprio
Long Beach, CA.

Monday, December 14, 2009

LA HOLIDAY CELEBRATION - Broadway To Vegas column December 13, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/December13,2009.html
36 years ago I was part of a choir that sang in this event. That participation has remained a highlight of my life.

Savannah Ruggles
Cleveland, Ohio

Sunday, December 13, 2009

AS THE WORLD TURNS CANCELLATION - TRENT DAWSON - Broadway To Vegas column December 13, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/December13,2009.html



Trent Dawson is my fave. He is so TALENTED. He should be the star of his own TV sitcom, or starring on Broadway. He's ADORABLE.

Missy Rogers
New York City

ATWT CANCELLED HAS ECONOMIC EFFECT - MARK CONSUELOS IN SOAP OPERA - Broadway To Vegas column December 13, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/December13,2009.html

Mark Consuelos in "Connect With English" is married to Kelly Rippa. My daughter learn with "Connect With English" at school We have it now at home. Learn a lot. Very important. We love Mark Consuelos and Kelly Rippa. My son wants to be actor.

Angel Alvarez-Garcia
Los Angeles

Sunday, December 6, 2009

5 TIME OSCAR WINNER BRINGS KING KONG/THE LORD OF THE RINGS EXHIBITION TO CHINA - Broadway To Vegas column of December 6, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/December6,2009.html

Why doesn't Richard Taylor bring this exhibition to America? We have plenty of film students who would love to hear him speak and see all of these props.

Erica Dante
Seattle, WA

EYE ON WASHINGTON TV SHOW FUNDED THROUGH WATER AND ELECTRIC POWER CHARGES TO CUSTOMERS - Broadway To Vegas column of December 6, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/December6,2009.html


The Joyce show is a total juice job. She doesn't even do a good job reading a teleprompter. The Las Vegas Sun newspaper just laid off a lot of competent reporters. Sad, because it seems those who have juice positions never have to worry about not having a job.

Brenda L.
Las Vegas

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

THE SOUND OF MUSIC 50TH ANNIVERSAY CD AND POP UP BOOK - See Broadway To Vegas column of November 29, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/November29,2009.html

I am so excited that I won! I have loved "The Sound of Music" since the movie came out The book is more than I could have ever hoped for. I jumped up and down and screamed when I opened it up. This is the most beautiful pop-up book that I have ever seen. I'm going to give the book to my 10-year old granddaughter for Christmas
She will be THRILLED. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Doris Bosley
Orlando, Florida

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

ALLISON JANNEY CELEBRATES 50th BIRTHDAY IN LAS VEGAS - Broadway To Vegas column of November 22, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/November22,2009.html


Are stars paid to celebrate their birthdays
in Las Vegas? Do they pay their own way when they come there to attend a party? Who decides who gets what for free?

Milo Larkson
Kansas City

Sunday, November 22, 2009

AS THE WORLD TURNS - BRING BACK LARRY BRYGGMAN - Broadway To Vegas column of November 22, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/November22,2009.html

I'm a stay at home Mom with 3 kids. I like watching the soaps because I can look at families that have more problems than mine. I can't take the time to read a romance novel, but I can watch my soaps. A lot of the new faces are terrific, but the older ones need to be there more than they are. It's like the aunt or older sister or brother. They may not be there every single day, but you want them in your lives. Bring back Dr. John Dixon. They get good actors like Larry Bryggman and then they lose them because they don't want to pay what they are worth.

Jayne Sullivan-Gold
Brooklyn

VIEWERS MISS LONG TIME AS THE WORLD TURNS CAST MEMBERS - Broadway To Vegas column of November 22, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/November22,2009.html

I'm home on maternity leave. I'm not old. I like the original characters. I also like a lot of the new ones. But, the original ones have a special charm. Shame on us for being such a thrown away society and a country that loves youth and doesn't respect age and wisdom.
I want to see more of Nancy Hughes, Liza and Dr. Bob. Let Liza get involved or meddle.

Summer Zhu
Phoenix

EILEEN FULTON, AS THE WORLD TURNS' ORIGINAL BAD GIRL, HAS CHARM AND A CABARET ACT - Broadway To Vegas column of November 22, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/November22,2009.html


As The World Turns needs to use more of Eileen Fulton. We need more plots with Lisa!!!

Phoebe Price
NYC

Sunday, November 15, 2009

PLAY "DOWN RANGE" BENEFITS THE USO - Broadway To Vegas column November 15, 2009

Thank you, Laura! This is terrific, and we appreciate the support.
All the best,
Paul Siebold
OFF OFF PR

SOUND OF MUSIC ISSUES 50th ANNIVERSARY CD; MARY MARTIN WAS 46 - Broadway To Vegas column of November 15, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/November15,2009.html

My all time favorite musical!!! Funny about Mary Martin being so old. Bet age would have interferred today.


Vienna Kirkwood
Topeka, KS

BO EASON ISSUES REFUNDS FOR HIS PLAY "RUNT OF THE LITTER" AFTER PARENTS COMPLAIN - Broadway To Vegas column - November 15, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/November15,2009.html


I saw the play in New York and it's great. Must have been some misunderstanding. Hard to believe that Eason knew that children as young as 12 were in the audience.

Pete Rakey
New York City

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

MARILYN MONROE, ELLA FITZGERALD AND LORD BUCKLEY INSPIRE PLAYS - Broadway To Vegas column of November 8, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/November8,2009.html
I had forgotten all about "Lord" Buckley. Interesting that this is being put on stage. Didn't realize he influenced so many people.

Josh Samuels
New York City

VIVA ELVIS TO OPEN IN LAS VEGAS - Broadway To Vegas column of November 8, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/November8,2009.html

How interesting that this opens on his birthday, which is the same time as Elvis' birthday week in Memphis. That Presley estate sure knows how to capitalize on the dead.

Monica LeFranco
Los Angeles

GUY DAVIS SON OF RUBY DEE AND OSSIE DAVIS IN FINIAN'S RAINBOW - Broadway To Vegas column of November 8, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/November8,2009.html

How sad that Ossie didn't live long enough to see his son in this musical. We know that Ossie is looking down and smiling.

Leticia Crawford
New York City

WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL PHOTOGRAPHS BROOLYN MUSEUM - Broadway To Vegas column of November 8, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/November8,2009.html
Super exhibit! A must see for anybody in the area.

Alexander Garrison
Brooklyn

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

GREY GARDENS OPENS IN JAPAN - Broadway To Vegas column of November 1, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/November1,2009.html

Thanks, Laura!
Your publication - it's very lively and well written.
All best,
Michael
Michael Wolk
Gorgeous Entertainment

Sunday, November 1, 2009

REVIEW OF BLUES GREAT GUY DAVIS IN FINIAN'S RAINBOW - Broadway to Vegas column of November 1, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/November1,2009.html
Thank you.. The reviews have been stunning - which I've just added yours to.
Cheers,
Thom Wolke
Management Guy Davis
Thom Wolke Management

DID LED ZEPPELIN EVER PLAY LAS VEGAS? Broadway To Vegas column of November 1, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/November1,2009.html

I saw Plant and Page at the MGM in Las Vegas. Best show I ever saw.

Carlos Branford
Santa Barbara, CA

LED ZEPPELIN'S MISSING LAS VEGAS ICE PALACE SHOW - Broadway To Vegas column of November 1, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/November1,2009.html

Led Zeppelin was then. Alison Krauss and Robert Plant are now.

Ken Tomason
Burbank, CA

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

HALLOWEEN IN SALEM - Broadway To Vegas column of October 25, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/October25,2009.html

Salem is the ONLY place to spend Halloween. In Salem we celebrate year 'round. "Chilling Tales" by the Salem Theatre Company is but one of many events that help make Salem special.
May the powers that be bless you.
Mystical Mary Elaine
Salem, MA

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

QUESTIONS ABOUT 4-YEAR-OLD'S DOG RESCUED FROM WELL - Broadway To Vegas news cut-in - column of October 18, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/October18,2009.html


Mind your own business. Nobody got hurt. You got something against a feel good story? People with dull lives got some excitement. Go interview a celebrity and let small town people take care of each other.

Seth Thompkins
Columbia, SC

MACAU GIVES LAS VEGAS COMPETITION - Broadway To Vegas column - October 18, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com


I was in Macau a month ago and the new City of Dreams is beautiful and awesome.
Another difference between Macao casinos and the ones in Las Vegas is that change girls don't hang over you in the Macau casinos trying to get you to tip them if you win.

Philip Robb
Phoenix

WAS DOG IN WELL REALLY STAGED AS A PUBLICITY STUNT TO GET ON THE TODAY SHOW? Broadway To Vegas news add on - October 18, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/October18,2009.html

The rescue wasn't staged, because the dog was in a well and the fireman got it out.
Ask the father and his friends how the dog got down there in the first place?
Brian Schulman
NYC

LITTLE GIRL'S DOG RESCUED FROM OLAR, SC WELL - A STAGED COPY-CAT HOAX?- Broadway To Vegas news break-in - October 18, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/October18,2009.html

They didn't wait long before putting their faces on television. Who contacted The Today Show?
Did they take dog to a vet? If not, why? And, if they did, why wasn't the vet on television to explain why the dog didn't receive even a scratch or a bruise? Don't get me wrong, I'm glad the dog is okay.
After praying for that boy who wasn't in the balloon, I'm fed up with people wanting to jar my emotions because they need attention.
Yeah, and why wasn't that well covered?
Amelia Holmes
Raleigh, NC

WAS DOG FALLING DOWN WELL RESCUE ANOTHER HOAX? - Broadway To Vegas break-in news - column of October 18, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/October18,2009.html


Probably.
People will believe anything if you put it on television. The ASPCA should jump on this.
Sure the girl didn't know anything about it, so she wasn't being used like the balloon boy. Maybe no money was spent because the firemen are volunteers but still .... this isn't right. Check it out. Somebody wanted their 15 minutes of fame and staged this. Or, the man should be fined for having an open abandoned well. Can't wait to hear what the mayor says about this.
Nate Van Wagonen
Columbia, SC

Monday, October 19, 2009

MACAU GIVES LAS VEGAS COMPETITION; FOUR SEASONS HOTEL WORLD CLASS ELEGANCE - Broadway To Vegas column of October 18, 2009

Dear Laura,
Thank you for your article. An enjoyable read indeed. Please keep in touch. Don't hesitate to contact me if I could be of help.
Warmest Regards,
Prima Wong
Director of Public Relations
Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip
Taipa,
Macau.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

LYNN REDGRAVE PERFORMS WHILE ILL - Broadway To Vegas column of October 11, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/October11,2009.html

God Bless Lynn Redgrave, one of the greatest actresses of all time.
Mindy Arthur
New York

JOSHUA BELL: AT HOME WITH FRIENDS CD - Broadway To Vegas column of October 11, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/October11,2009.html

Thank you for mentioning all of the musicians.

Rita Lemar-Olson
New York

DR. MURRAY AND MICHAEL JACKSON'S MURDER - Broadway To Vegas column October 11, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/October11,2009.html

The coroner ruled Michael's death was a homicide. What is taking them so to make an arrest?


Rusty Washington
Los Angeles

DAVID LETTERMAN'S OWN STUPID HUMAN TRICKS - Broadway To Vegas column October 11, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/October11,2009.html
What can get Dave off the front pages is somebody else's scandal bigger than this one. Americans have short attention spans. Six months from now people won't remember or care.

Wally Hillerand
Nashville, TN

Sunday, October 4, 2009

JULIEN'S AUCTIONS TO STAGE BARBRA STREISAND AND MICHAEL JACKSON AUCTIONS - Broadway To Vegas column of October 4, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/October4,2009.html

This is fantastic! Thanks Laura!
Best,
Darren Julien
President/CEO
Julien's Auctions

DAVID LETTERMAN IS FODDER FOR OTHER COMEDIANS - Broadway To Vegas column - October 4, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/October4,2009.html

He shouldn't have been dating interns. They are too young and vulnerable. I remember some other guy got in trouble for having sex with an intern.

Edgar
NYC.

DAVID LETTERMAN'S LOVE LIFE IN EXTORTION ATTEMPT - Broadway To Vegas column- October 4, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/October4,2009.html

He doesn't behave differently that other powerful men. Power means he has the money and means to pull it off. The women agreed, he didn't rape them. If I had his kind of money I'd go after the women, too.


Stan
Los Angeles

DAVID LETTERMAN'S SEXCAPADES - Broadway To Vegas column of October 4, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/October4,2009.html

I've worked for several companies where I've had to fight off advances from both co-workers and superiors. At leasr Letterman took "no" for an answer and didn't force himself on anyone.

Sally,
Philadelphia

DAVID LETTERMAN'S LOVERS - Broadway To Vegas column - October 4, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/October4,2009.html
I thought Dave handled this difficult situation intelligently and with humor. It has to be hard on his wife. Even though they weren't married, they were together and he was probably telling her he was faithful to her. That should be kept between them. I hope the extortionist goes to prison.

Simone Gunn
NYC

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

CRAIG FERGUSON PLUGS LUV-IT CUSTARD - Broadway To Vegas column September 20, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/September20,2009.html


It's just product placement. Most movies and television shows plug some product.
Catrina Madison
Los Angeles

SKIN AND BONES: TATTOOS IN THE LIFE OF THE AMERICAN SAILOR - Broadway To Vegas column of September 20, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/September20,2009.html

Everybody should see this exhibit. I knew sailors liked
tattoos, but now I know why. Interesting for both adults and children.

Wally in Philadelphia

Sunday, September 20, 2009

COMEDIAN CRAIG FERGUSON/THE OFFICE'S MINDY KALING IN FOOD FIGHT - Broadway To Vegas column September 20, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/September20,2009.html
You can never be too careful. You can't trust those you know to always give you good advise. Mindy didn't do anything wrong and she shouldn't be criticized. I don't get a chance to watch much television, but I remember seeing her off-Broadway Fringe Festival show. I'm glad her career has taken off.
Manuel Rojas
NYC

CRAIG FERGUSON/ MINDY KALING/LUV-IT FROZEN CUSTARD FOOD FIGHT - Broadway To Vegas column - September 20, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/September20,2009.html
I love "The Office." I hope the rest of her birthday was happy.
Stacey Helene
Baltimore

MUSICAL WICKED OPENS IN SYDNEY AUSTRALIA & TURNS THE TOWN GREEN - Broadway To Vegas column - September 20, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/September20,2009.html
Many thanks, Laura.
Cheers,
Ian
IPPUBLICITY
Australia

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

BARD BREIVIK EXHIBITION "LISTEN" AT IMAGINE GALLERY IN BEIGING - Broadway To Vegas column - September 13, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/September13,2009.html

Thank you for your interest in Bard Breivik's work and his exhibition at Imagine Gallery in Beijing.

Best regards,

Laetitia Gauden
Imagine Gallery Director

Monday, September 14, 2009

FAMED ACTRESS GERTRUDE BERG OMITTED FROM NYC 400 LIST - Broadway To Vegas column of September 13, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/September13,2009.html

Never mind the theater community. Why hasn't the Jewish community complained?

Esther Saltzman
Scottsdale, Arizona

TONY AWARD WINNER GERTRUDE BERG LEFT OFF NYC 400 LIST - Broadway To Vegas column - September 13, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/September13,2009.html
Gertrude Berg was a Tony Award winner and the theater community hasn't taken a stand on this? Shameful!

Tony Wu
Memphis

NYC 400 LIST LEAVES OFF GERTRUDE BERG - MOLLY GOLDBERG - Broadway To Vegas column - September 13, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/September13,2009.html

I'm too young to actually remember seeing the programs. But, my grandmother and mother never missed a program and we're Methodists! They were always quoting something from "Molly."
We'd all be better off if we paid attention to the values "Molly" taught. How sad that such a talent as Gertrude Berg was slighted.

Joanna Lee Stormson
Chicago

MICHAEL JACKSON VIENNA CONCERT TRIBUTE CALLED OFF - Broadway To Vegas column September 13, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/September13,2009.html

Isn't the Jackson family's need for money the real reason behind the tribute?

Paul Garcia
Los Angeles

Sunday, September 13, 2009

GERTRUDE BERG - MOLLY GOLDBERG - LEFT OFF NEW YORK 400 LIST -Broadway To Vegas column September 13, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com


The beloved Molly Goldberg, so wonderfully portrayed by Gertrude Berg, deserves her own museum exhibit.

Blanche Leavitt
New York City

Monday, August 31, 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009

DEBORAH SENN PENS PLAY ABOUT LOSING RACE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL - Broadway To Vegas column August 30, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/August30,2009.html

Congrats to Deborah Senn for having the courage to turn her dirty tricks defeat into a play.
Sounds like it is both serious and funny.
Shirley Biggs
Tacoma

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

PRODUCTION OF REAL ESTATE AT THE FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE - Broadway To Vegas column August 23, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/August23,2009.html
Hi Laura,
Thank you for sharing the good news with the masses. We do appreciate your support!
All the best,
Sharon Stokes
Public Relations Coordinator
Flat Rock Playhouse
The State Theatre of North Carolina

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

THE HUMAN FACE OF DEATH ROW - Broadway To Vegas column August 23,2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/August23,2009.html

May God bless all of the people involved with this project.

Jefferson Yarbrough
Miami

THE TRIAL OF THE CATONSVILLE NINE AT THE ACTORS' STUDIO - Broadway To Vegas column August 23, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/August23,2009.html
Tim Robbins and The Actors' Studio are under-rated, both as presenters of fine entertainment as well as humanitarians.

Joel Winthrop
Los Angeles

Monday, August 24, 2009

TONY DANZA TO STAR IN TEACH, A PHILADELPHIA BASED REALITY SHOW - Broadway To Vegas column of August 23, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/August23,2009.html

Yeah, Philly!!! If New York doesn't have the brains to think Tony Danza teaching English is a good idea, it's fortunate that The City of Brotherly Love knows how to recognize a great idea.

Suzanne O'Donovan
Philadelphia

Sunday, August 16, 2009

ELVIS PRESLEY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL SHOW IN LAS VEGAS

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/August16,2009.html

Are tickets on sale for this show? Will Elvis fan club members get a discount?
Will Elvis fan club members be promised the best seats? Are there hotel discounts for Elvis fan club member who aren't traveling as a group?
Sheila Hammond
Atlanta

CAPE MAY-HOLLAND LONG DISTANCE THEATRICAL EVENTS CELEBRATE HENRY HUDSON - Broadway To Vegas column - August 16, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/August16,2009.html
Thank you Laura!
Looks GREAT!!!
Truly,
Gayle
Gayle Stahlhuth
Artistic Director
East Lynne Theater Company
East Cape May, NJ

Allegorical Aftermath Multimedia Exhibit Art Opening - Broadway To Vegas column August 9, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/August9,2009.html

Thank you kindly.
Did I meet you the opening night?
Best
Mathieu Borysevicz
Allegorical Aftermath Exhibit Curator
Shanghai Gallery of Art

Monday, August 10, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

OLIVER! AT EDGERTON CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS - Broadway To Vegas column August 2, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/August2,2009.html

Thank you so much!!!!
You are the best!!!!
I've forwarded your column to everyone...We really appreciate everything...
Hope you're having a great summer...
Richard Pheneger
Oliver! at Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts
Press Representative

Sunday, August 2, 2009

2 OHIO POLICE CHIEFS, MAYOR'S SON CHARGED IN SARAH JESSICA PARKER-MATTHEW BRODERICK BABY CASE - Broadway To Vegas August 2, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/August2,2009.html


Why does the press have it in for Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick? They aren't the first celebrities to use a surrogate. Nobody made a big deal about the surrogates used by other stars? Why pick on this couple?

Loretta Knox
Los Angeles

THE ART OF THE WINE LABEL - PAINTERS, PRINCES AND NUDES - Broadway To Vegas column August 2, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/August2,2009.html

Americans have such a hypocritical way of looking at things. Apparently you Yanks feel that it's okay to enjoy good wine, but it's not okay to enjoy good art if that art is attached to a wine bottle.
Bruce Burkhardt
London

Sunday, July 26, 2009

NATIONAL GALLERY LAUNCHES CREATIVE ARTS ACADEMY FOR YOUNG PRISONERS - Broadway To Vegas column - July 26, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/July26,2009.html

The sculpture done by the young offender of a man straddling the broken base of life should speak to everyone.

Charles Cuttleworth
Boston

NORBERT LEO BUTZ'S SISTER MURDERED - MAN WAS OUT ON BAIL WHEN CRIME WAS COMMITTED - Broadway To Vegas column July 26, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/July26,2009.html

I cried when I read that the man who police say killed Teresa Butz was out on bail on a charge of threatening to kill his own mother. Had the judge denied bail, Teresa Butz would still be alive. The person who posted the bail for that man should also have to face some responsibility in this senseless murder.
Norbert Leo Butz is one of my favorite actors. He stole the show in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" and I can't wait for this new show to reach Broadway.
My prayers go out to the entire Butz family.

Rhonda Shaw
New York City.

Monday, July 20, 2009

ORIENT EXPRESS FESTIVAL - Broadway To Vegas column of July 19, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/July19,2009.html

Hello,
Thanks a lot for featuring our project in this very good article.
Best regards,
Heidi Giebel
The European Theatre Convention

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

IMPERSONATING MICHAEL JACKSON - Broadway To Vegas column of July 12, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/July12,2009.html

I have a friend who is a celebrity impersonator. Thanks for the article. Bravo to Linda Collins for standing up for her acts. They work hard and are entitled to earn a living. Kudos to Richard Skipper for explaining, in a way people can understand, how pressures are different for performers. May the celebrities who are deceased Rest In Peace. But, let's treat the impersonators who are honoring them through performances as
professional, hard working artists.

Emily Hopkins
Kansas City

Sunday, July 12, 2009

ARE MICHAEL JACKSON IMPERSONATORS DOING THEIR JOB OR CASHING IN ON A CORPSE?

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/July12,2009.html

Thank you! Very nicely done, good work.
Dev
(Michael Jackson impersonator)

ACTORS' EQUITY/BROADWAY CARES SHOULD FORM DRUG COMMITTEE - Broadway To Vegas column of July 12, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/July12,2009.html

My sister works in a medical office and sees prescription drug abuse all the time. Richard Skipper did a beautiful job of explaining how performers can get hooked on drugs. Actors' Equity and Broadway Cares should form a committee on drug abuse, with people like Richard Skipper and those in the industry, plus doctors and medical people, to help educate performers on how to handle stress without resorting to a pill bottle or a needle.
Amber Holcomb
Hollywood

Thursday, July 9, 2009

LOS ANGELES RESIDENT OPPOSES TAXPAYERS STUCK WITH EXTRA EXPENSES FOR MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE - see Broadway To Vegas column of July 5, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/July5,2009.html

As a resident of Los Angeles who has recently been laid off, and whose husband has had his hours cut, I object to the taxpayers being stuck with extra expenses for the Michael Jackson tribute. Every news outlet, including Broadway To Vegas, has covered his death and tribute. Some outlets are more reasonable than others. If the major television networks think it is so important to their ratings that they gave as much coverage, if not more, to Michael Jackson than they would have to the death of a president, or Princess Diana, then let the major networks foot the bills, not the taxpayers of a state which has serious economic problems.

Beth S. Richman
Los Angeles

Sunday, July 5, 2009

OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN'S HIGHLAND FARM IS NOW A B&B - Broadway To Vegas column of July 5, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/

Thank you for featuring Highland Farm B&B in your column, Laura!
Christine Cole
Highland Farm B&B

Thursday, July 2, 2009

JOHN ASTIN AGREES WITH PATTI LuPONE WHO STOPS SHOW WHEN AUDIENCES ANNOY - Broadway To Vegas column of June 28, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/June28,2009.html


Bravo Patti LuPone!
When I pay my hard earned money to go to a show,
I want to hear the performer, not some idiot in the audience talking, texting or trying to sneak
taking a picture.
Jack Koleson
New York City

FLOWER DRUM SONG REVIEW OF NEW CD - Broadway To Vegas column of June 28, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/June28,2009.html



Thank you for reviewing "Flower Drum Song."
After reading the historical background you published, I have a deeper appreciation and respect for this show and the wonderful songs.
Lorraine Whyte
Phoenix

MICHAEL JACKSON DEATH - Broadway To Vegas column of June 28, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/June28,2009.html

I love Michael Jackson. He was my hero.
Why don't the Las Vegas Michael impersonators
get together and do a benefit in Michael's name for one of his
favorite charities?
Corey Cisneros
Los Angeles

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

VEGAS PERFORMERS ENTERTAIN VETERANS - Broadway To Vegas column of June 21, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/June21,2009.html

Laura,
Many thanks.
Babe's (Babe Pier) a dear and I hope he's well.
Greg
Greg Purdy
Media Relations Manager
The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies

Monday, June 22, 2009

THE KING AND I NEW CD RELEASE STARRING DARREN McGAVIN - Broadway To Vegas column of June 21, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/June21,2009.html

Thank you - very nice write-up. I will make a mention on the web page. Richard Kiley's name caught my eye - he was a good friend of ours. In fact, we are just having a book published dedicated to Richard -- as well as the "Riverboat" book dedicated to Darren.
S. Kotar
Gaunlet Press

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

PRISCILLA PRESLEY PRESIDED AT OPENING OF ELVIS PRESLEY'S STABLE AT GRACELAND

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/June7,2009.html

Is Priscilla going to be there a lot? Will she conduct some of the tours?I would love to see her.

Kim Marie Hodges
Nashville

TONY AWARDS TRIBUTE TO STARS WHO PASSED AWAY WAS THE WORST - Broadway To Vegas column of June 7, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/June7,2009.html

The tribute to the people who passed away this past season was the worst. The show was so focused on the unknowns singing "What I Did For Love" that they ignored the artists who were being remembered. The pictures were at an angle and it was difficult to read the names underneath. Shame! Shame! Shame!

Madeline McLaren
Houston, TX

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

DRUG TOXICITY KILLS DANNY GANS - Broadway To Vegas column update June 7, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/June7,2009.html
It was a prescription drug that killed Danny. Why wasn't a doctor monitoring how much Danny took? He had to get the prescription refilled somewhere. Why didn't the professionals know his body was approaching the toxicity level?
Floyd Matthews
St. Louis

PAINKILLERS KILLED DANNY GANS - Broadway To Vegas column June 7, 2009 update

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/June7,2009.html
At 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2009, the Clark County Coroner's Office held an unusual press conference. In a carefully worded presentation, indicated that a toxicity level of a pain killer Gans used for chronic pain had caused his death.

Monday, June 8, 2009

KING LEAR PUBLIC REHEARSAL AT SIDNEY HARMON HALL - Broadway To Vegas column of June 7, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/June7,2009.html

Thank you, Laura!
This is wonderful, and we very much appreciate the coverage.

Amy Scott-Douglass
Publicist
Shakespeare Theatre Company
Washington DC

Sunday, June 7, 2009

TONY AWARDS - TELECAST SHUNS THE CREATIVE SIDE OF BROADWAY - Broadway To Vegas column June 7, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/June7,2009.html

Years ago the Tony Awards were telecast after the 11 PM news.
The Broadway community cried that they were as important as the Emmy and Oscar telecasts
and fought for the Antoinette Perry Awards be aired on network television at prime time.
Be careful what you wish for.

Eric Walker

Saturday, June 6, 2009

PRISCILLA PRESLEY AND THE AUCTION OF ELVIS MEMORABILIA - Broadway To Vegas column of May 31, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/May31,2009.html
My eyes cry for Priscilla.
She should not have to remember all of the bad times.
Selling like this hurts his memory.
Priscilla is so beautiful.
You write about her secrets for saying beautiful.
Sami Lee

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

AUCTION OF ELVIS PRESLEY ITEMS ANGERS PRISCILLA - Broadway To Vegas column of May 21, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/May31,2009.html
I hope nobody bids on any of the items that doctor has up for sale.
How awful for Priscilla, Lisa Marie and all of his fans.
He should be allowed to Rest In Peace.
I love you, Elvis.
Betsy Wallace

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

THE PRINCE'S RAINFORESTS PROJECT - Broadway To Vegas column of May 10, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/May10,2009.html
Dear Laura,
Thank you very much..
Best wishes
Yalda Davis
Communications Officer
The Prince’s Rainforests Project
Clarence House

Monday, May 25, 2009

DICK HYMAN -ARRANGER/ORCHESTRATOR - Broadway To Vegas column of May 24, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/May24,2009.html

Laura Deni:

Many thanks for mentioning me in the article about Larry Hochman. I appreciate it very much. Your article was one of the best descriptions of what an arranger-orchestrator does which has ever come my way. I'll give Larry a call and thank you additionally for putting me in touch with him again.
Dick Hyman

Sunday, May 24, 2009

ORCHESTRATING AND ARRANGING THE BROADWAY MUSICAL- LARRY HOCHMAN - Broadway To Vegas column May 24, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/May24,2009.html
Laura!
What a great article! I think you distilled the best of what I said, and made it crystal clear. Really, wonderful work. I think it's avery engaging article, much more than what I expected. Thank you, thank you, thank you --
Larry Hochman

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

REVIEW OF THE LION KING, MANDALAY BAY HOTEL, LAS VEGAS - Broadway To Vegas column of May 17, 2009

I'd like to take my children to see "The Lion King," but the tickets are too expensive. If they want families, then they should offer a cheaper ticket price for a child.

Sally
Las Vegas

Sunday, May 17, 2009

THE MAN IN BLACK STARRING SCOTT KEETON DOWNTOWN CABARET THEATRE - Broadway To Vegas May 17, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/May17,2009.html
WOW!!!!!

A really great column...
Thanks so much
Richard Pheneger
The Man in Black at Downtown Cabaret Theatre
Press Representative

NEW FACES OF '52 CD - Broadway To Vegas column - May 3, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/May3,2009.html

I am delighted to have won this CD. It arrived in the mail yesterday, so I knew I won even before you printed it in your column. My parents were married in 1952 and my mother is still alive. I am going to give this to her on what would have been her wedding anniversary. I know listening to this will help her remember a lot of happy memories. That's why I wanted the CD in the first place. After listening to it, I'm glad I have the opportunity to listen to it, because it is delightful.
Ruth Silverstein
Florida

Sunday, May 10, 2009

THE MAN IN BLACK STARRING SCOTT KEETON - Broadway To Vegas column - May 10, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/May10,2009.html

Laura...

Thanks so much for using the item about The Man in Black starring Scott Keeton at Downtown Cabaret Theatre in your Broadway to Las Vegas internet column...
I'm taking Scott to a couple of press appointment tomorrow and will include it in his press packet...
Thanks again...

Richard Pheneger
The Man in Black at Downtown Cabaret Theatre

BOND STAR DANIEL CRAIG HELPS PRINCE CHARLES' RAINFORESTS PROJECT - Broadway To Vegas column May 10, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/May10,2009.html

Hi Laura,
Thanks!
We have already mentioned this on our homepage and provided a link.
Best,
Dunda, Co-Owner
Dedicated to Daniel Fansite

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

MAGGIE SMITH IN NEW FACES OF 1956 - Broadway To Vegas column - May 3, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/May3,2009.html

Why doesn't the Maggie Smith website list her as being in this revue and doesn't name this CD? They should. Other websites and data bases list her as being in this revue, but the website that is suppose to be all about her doesn't say one word.

I was named after her and I follow everything she does.
Maggie Caines
London

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sundance Theatre Institute - Broadway To Vegas column April 26, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/April26,2009.html

I enjoyed the article about the Sundance Theatre Institute.
I learned a lot.


Patrick Mullings
Cleveland, Ohio

Saturday, May 2, 2009

WAS DANNY GANS MURDERED? - Broadway To Vegas column May 3, 2009

Hey, do you know if Danny Gans was murdered, or what?

For a few hours Wikipedia said that the FBI was investigating the cause of his death. I saw it and so did my friends because we were looking at everything that was being written about his death. I think they said Gans' manager told them that. Then they (Wikipedia) took down that part. Are the police investigating his death? Why would anyone want to kill the best performer in the whole wide world? He was my favorite. What happened anyway?

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/May3,2009.html

Candi Flores
Los Angeles

Friday, May 1, 2009

ENTERTAINER DANNY GANS DIES IN HIS SLEEP - break in post on Broadway To Vegas column of April 26, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/April26,2009.html

What kind of a tribute is Las Vegas planning for this incredible entertainer?

Cynthia Martinez
Los Angeles

KILLINGS SHOCK GEORGIA TOWN AND GOWN COMMUNITY THEATER - Broadway To Vegas column April 26, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/April26,2009.html
The tragic murders of three wonderful people will never be forgotten.
"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," scheduled to open May 1 at Town and Gown has been indefinitely postponed.
The Town and Gown wedsite had posted a condolence book which can be signed.

S.T. Kramer
Athens, Georgia

Thursday, April 30, 2009

PORN STAR MARIYLN CHAMBERS DIES Broadway To Vegas column April 19, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/April19,2009.html
Although I'm not a fan of porn, Marilyn Chambers was a human being.

For the sake of her daughter I thought it was nice that your obit of her mentioned that she was cooperative and had other talents, like being a diving champion.

Mary Catherine O'Connell
Los Angeles

Monday, April 27, 2009

JIMMY AND LET IT RIDE! CD REVIEWS Broadway To Vegas column April 26, 2009

Thanks Laura!

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/April26,2009.html

I look forward to seeing the other 2 reviews.

Best,
Dana

Dana Saltzman
Sony Music Commercial Music Group

Monday, April 20, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

BROADWAY CAST RECORDS WEST SIDE STORY CD - Broadway To Vegas column April 12, 2009

Hi Laura,
This looks really good. http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/April12,2009.html
All the best,
Dana

Dana Saltzman
Sony Music Commercial Music Group

Friday, April 10, 2009

DAVE BRUBECK IN HOSPITAL CANCELS EVENT - Broadway To Vegas column of April 5, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/April5,2009.html

Dear Laura,
Thank you so much, and we, too, hope that Mr. Brubeck is soon well again!
All the best,
Sarah
Sarah Ziebell
Project Manager,
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Project
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Sunday, April 5, 2009

HEIRESS THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS BENEFIT CANCER ORGANIZATIONS/NANCY EVANS IN AFFLUENZA! - Broadway To Vegas column April 5, 2009

Hi Laura,

You are terrific. Thanks so much for the plug! That is so great that you wrote about Heiress. They are two wonderful women and the projects are first rate! I had a blast doing Affluenza! Your article is wonderful!!!
http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/
Nancy Evans

Monday, March 30, 2009

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009

JOHN DAVIDSON IN PALM SPRINGS FOLLIES AND NATASHA RICHARDSON OBIT-Broadway To Vegas column of March 22, 2009

Laura,
Many thanks.
http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/March22,2009.html
And what an interesting/sad story about Natasha Richardson. It's funny that no one has yet mentioned that Vanessa just finished playing the Joan Didion part in her autobiographical play "The Year of Magical Thinking" about her dealing with the deaths of both her husband and daughter. What a tragic irony!
Greg Purdy
Media Relations Manager
The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies

Thursday, March 26, 2009

DUNCAN SHEIK WHISPER HOUSE CD WINNER; Broadway To Vegas column of March 22, 2009

I am so pleased to have won this CD. I listened to it with my wife and daughter and we all enjoyed it very much. We followed along with the story book and it is wonderful. I admire people with so much talent like Mr. Sheik.
William Hong
http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/March22,2009.html

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

DUNCAN SHEIK'S WHISPER HOUSE CD CONTEST: Broadway To Vegas column of March 8, 2009

I'm go glad I won this CD! I loved "Spring Awakening" and after listening to this, I know I will love "Whisper House." Can't wait to see it. In the meantime I will keeping playing the CD.

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/March8,2009.html


Judith Fitzgerald

Monday, March 23, 2009

BROADWAY SHOW LEAGUE PLAYS BASEBALL: Broadway To Vegas column of March 22, 2009

Our first day out is scheduled for 4/9...you are welcome to come to Heckscher Fields in the Park and talk to people if you wish.. http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/March22,2009.html
Tom Godfrey Comm.,
Broadway Show League

Monday, March 16, 2009

CHRISTIAN McBRIDE-CHICK COREA FIVE PEACE BAND- Broadway To Vegas column of March 15, 2009

It’s great! Thank you! (Love the airport story. I can only imagine… ) http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/March15,2009.html

Melissa Kaupke
Insight Mgt - Nashville

BOUQUETS TO ART 2009: Broadway To Vegas column March 15, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/March15,2009.html
Thank you
Rev Dr David Steers
Downpatrick, Ballee & Clough Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Churches

Sunday, March 15, 2009

VISIT BROADWAY TO VEGAS WEBSITE


VISIT THE WEBSITE!!!! http://www.broadwaytovegas.com A Professional website which has been in existance for almost 10 years. Interviews, show reviews, news about Las Vegas, Broadway, off-Broadway, West End, Asia, Australia and a plethora of other places. Art and Museums - Charity Events - CD reviews - information about all forms of live entertainment. PLEASE VISIT THE ACTUAL WEBSITE http://www.broadwaytovegas.com

GET WELL SOON TO PETER TORK OF THE MONKEES; Column March 15, 2009

Thanks for thinking of Peter and asking your readers to, as well.
http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/March15,2009.html
Take care,
Therra
Therra Cathryn Gwyn GwynCo Arts

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

STU HAMSTRA REGARDING DON'T TELL MAMA ARTICLE IN BROADWAY TO VEGAS COLUMN OF MARCH 1, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/March1,2009.html


Thanks - having lived upstairs from the club for seven years and during that time serving as the club's webmaster I am very aware of the ownership situation. (I was actually there last night for a show). Strange how things get distorted as stories get passed along. Much success in your venture.
STU HAMSTRA - CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE

CABARET STAR JEFF HARNAR; BROADWAY TO VEGAS MARCH 1, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/March1,2009.html



Lovely - and a great page of news on every front!
Jeff

HUMANA FESTIVAL: BROADWAY TO VEGAS COLUMN OF MARCH 1, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/March1,2009.html


Hi Laura,
We go into tech this weekend so we are in crunch time. It's exciting but exhausting! And I love it!Hope you are well!
Giovanna

Monday, March 2, 2009

THE THREEPENNY OPERA: BROADWAY TO VEGAS COLUMN OF MARCH 1, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/March1,2009.html

That is fantastic! Thank you so much Laura!

Deanna ChewPress Liaison
San Diego REPertory Theatre

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009

SURVIVING SEX - January 25, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/January25,2009.html


Thank you, Laura! Looks great!

Best,
Cheryl

Cheryl Games
Director of Marketing/PR
Falcon Theatre

SEND IT TO THE SALT MINE: MOVIE COSTUMES, MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATRE AND - A WORKING SALT MINE- June 1, 2008

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/June1,2008.html


Laura –

Thanks for the article. It’s Great!!!! On behalf of the museum staff and volunteers we appreciate your help and support of the museum.

Sincerely,
Lynnette Hilty
Director of Marketing

DIRECTOR LEARNS BENEFITS OF PR - July 13, 2008

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/June13,2008.html


Wow . . . the lead story? I feel so impressive! :)

That is lovely - thank you - and thanks so much for pushing the York in there, too.


Thanks!!

Adam Fitzgerald
Marketing Manager
The York Theatre Company

GIOVANNA SARDELLI - SINGER'S DAUGHTER IS ACCOMPLISHED DIRECTOR - November 23, 2008

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/November23.2008.html


WOW.....!!!!! THAT WAS GREAT AND ALMOST AS DETAILED AS "WAR AND PEACE"..... I LOVED IT.
AND SO WILL THE THOUSANDS TO WHOM I WILL FORWARD UPON MY RETURN TO THE STATES.
AS YOU KNOW I AM IN YURP AND I WILL BE OFF THE AIR TILL THE 8TH OF DECEMBER....MY BLACKBERRY HAS FROZEN UP ON ME
BUT I WANTED TO THANK YOU BEFORE I GO INCOGNITO OR "OCUPADO"...WHICH EVER COMES FIRST.
ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT WORK AND YOU KINDNESS TO MY FAMILY.
HAPPY HOLIDAY.
NELSON SARDELLI, ABROAD.....

SINGER'S DAUGHTER IS ACCOMPLISHED DIRECTOR: GIOVANNA SARDELLI column November 23, 2008

Dear Laura,The article is wonderful! Thank you so much for writing such a thoughtful, cohesive piece. I really enjoyed reading it. I will send out the link and I will let my friends know that they should do the same! There will be no cutting and pasting! Thank you!
Giovanna

BOB HARDWICK SOUND AT PRESIDENT OBAMA INAUGURAL- Column January 18, 2009

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/January18,2009.html



Thanks Laura. Very nice write-up on the entire program!
Bob Hardwick

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Marni Nixon Interview Broadway To Vegas November 2, 2008

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/November2,2008.html


Wow!! Laura - this is quite a column - and a wonderful interview with Marnie (Nixon) -Are you able to attend our Playwright Panel ? Thank you for mentioning it (Outer Critics Circle Playwright's Panel)- Roz
Roz Friedman - chairman Outer Critics Circle Playwrights Panel Discussion

NACL THEATRE article Broadway To Vegas October 26, 2008

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/October26,2008.html

Dear Laura,
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the interview. I really think it looks great online. Fabulous. I sure hope you can come see the show in NY. Thanks again for the great interview and article, Brad-------------------- Brad Krumholz Artistic Director, NACL Theatre

VISITING GREGORY PECK article of September 21, 2008

http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/September21,2008.html


Hi Laura:
Very nice piece on the Cathedral. . Cardinal Mahony also saw it and was pleased. Glad you enjoyed your visit. You're welcome back anytime!
Best,
Tod
Tod M. Tamberg Director of Media Relations Archdiocese of Los Angeles