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"Softly and gently
how he smiles,
how his eyes
fondly open” - Tristan und Isolde

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How does Stephen Sondheim do it?

How does he know exactly how I feel and what I’m thinking? To call the man a poet doesn’t even begin to do him justice.

"No more curses you can’t undo,
Left by fathers you never knew.
No more quests.
No more feelings.
Time to shut the door.
Just- no more…

…Running away- we’ll do it.
Why sit around, resigned?
Trouble is, son,
The farther you run,
The more you feel undefined
For what you’ve left undone
And, nore, what you’ve left behind.”

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Let’s Talk About Risk at the Metropolitan Opera - NYTimes.com

I feel very ambivalent about the whole situation. The hardworking staff that make The Metropolitan Opera possible deserve to be paid a good, well deserved salary, but if America’s leading opera company can’t make bold artistic risks there’s something very wrong. I think it is a sad commentary on how little we value culture and arts in this country.

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Come see our show! Details to come

Come see our show! Details to come

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For Broadway’s First Black Phantom, a Dream Fulfilled - NYTimes.com

Non-white actors continually struggle to be taken seriously, but everyday there is hope!

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La Scala YAP

Just got my visa today!!! La Scala, here I come.

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YYYUMM

YYYUMM

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Maria Callas and Marilyn Monroe at JFK’s birthday gala, 1962

Two legends meet!

Maria Callas and Marilyn Monroe at JFK’s birthday gala, 1962

Two legends meet!

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Love it. Love everything about it.

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“You don’t go the back way, you go right through the lobby.” - Elaine Stritch

“You don’t go the back way, you go right through the lobby.” - Elaine Stritch

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"On the gravestone, she says, her epitaph will be a single word: ‘Later.’" - NY Times

"On the gravestone, she says, her epitaph will be a single word: ‘Later.’" - NY Times

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I was counting on you to pay tribute to one of the last great Broadway Broads. Thanks, Mike.

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“She somehow goes past the formula versions of what she does, and therefore, her results are unique. Even though she has characteristics that are shared by other great performers, the whole way that personality is put together seems unique.” - James Levine on Elaine Stritch

“She somehow goes past the formula versions of what she does, and therefore, her results are unique. Even though she has characteristics that are shared by other great performers, the whole way that personality is put together seems unique.” - James Levine on Elaine Stritch

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“I’d like to discover life. Quite frankly I don’t know how to be happy. I have not a clue. I only serve — and I don’t say that with any grandeur. I just serve others through entertaining. That’s when I am happy. I’m not just delighted with myself when I’m entertaining, but I’m happier than when I’m not.” - Elaine Stritch

“I’d like to discover life. Quite frankly I don’t know how to be happy. I have not a clue. I only serve — and I don’t say that with any grandeur. I just serve others through entertaining. That’s when I am happy. I’m not just delighted with myself when I’m entertaining, but I’m happier than when I’m not.” - Elaine Stritch

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R.I.P Elaine Stritch (1925 - 2014)

R.I.P Elaine Stritch (1925 - 2014)