Help Wanted

Oy! Does Talkin' Broadway get e-mails asking for information and help? Funny you should ask.

Below is a random sampling of recent e-mails received by the Talkin' Broadway staff. We try to respond to every one, but sometimes, due to volume and looming deadlines, that's simply impossible. We're thinking about establishing a "Help Desk" and are looking for a knowledgeable individual who would be willing to respond to requests such as these in a kind, compassionate, informative, and sarcasm-free manner.

Anyone who feels that they could answer most or all of these questions and who would like to give it a try, please contact Talkin' Broadway's Senior Editor. (The position receives no pay, no benefits, probably a lot of frustration . . . but, we'll love you forever.)

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Subject: theatre class

To Whom ever is reading,
I am taking a class on Theatre, actually Theatre appreciation. I will be honest, I do not know that much about theatre. So that brings us here to this email. Our teacher has divided us into groups and would like for us to do a presentation on a current broadway play. But here's the catch-I need some help! I would like a few suggestions of some good plays that would be worth trying to do a presentation on. There have been several that have already been picked. So would you please give me some advice?

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Subject: that actor who came to dinner

please give me more info on that actor who came to dinner and his performance . thanks.

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Subject: No Subject

We, who love Broadway, are creative people. Who can understand that contract? I certainly can't. I am trying to find a composer for the three musicals I have written. Am I even in the right place. Please advise. Thanks.

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Subject: auditions

are there any sites on the web that list broadway auditions?

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Subject: help!

hi i need help on an assignment for my theater class... i need the names of seven musicals that have won pulitzer prizes and i can only find one which is Rent. If you can help I would really appreciate it. Thank you!

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Subject: 1ST WOMAN PRODUCER

HELLO,
THROUGH OUT MY LIFE DIFFERENT PEOPLE IN MY FAMILY HAVE TOLD ME THAT MY GRANDMOTHER WAS THE FIRST WOMEN PRODUCER ON BROADWAY. IF YOU HAVE ANY EASY MEANS OF RESEARCHING THIS COULD YOU POSSIBLY TELL ME IF THIS IS TRUE OR NOT? HER STAGE NAME AT THE TIME WOULD HAVE BEEN BOUVETTE ANDERS, OR BETTY SHERWOOD. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

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Subject: school project

Hi! I am doing a research paper in my english class titled, "What does it mean to be an American-from an Artistic view". Of course, I wouldn't dare leave out broadway, the only problem is, I can't find much information on the history for broadway, and I also need to interview someone. I was curious as to if you knew anyone who would be willing to be interviewed who is knowledgable in this subject, and also if you knew any sites that would point me in the right direction to start this section of my paper, it would be GREATLY appreciated! thank you!

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Subject: Ice Man Cometh

When does this show end its run? If it is still running, do you have tickets available?

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Subject: (no subject)

WOULD LIKE TO GET A REVIEW OF THE SHOW

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Subject: Rent

I didn't see anything that said anything about rent. i am a big fan of the musical is there anyway i could get the 1996 tony awards because I never saw them aand rent was on them they wion best musical. If you could e-mail me back with that information I would be most appreciative.

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Subject: MISS SAIGON

Dear Madame/ Sir,
could you please advise us where we could order the music material for the above musical?

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Subject: Re: judi dench

COULD I GET A LIST OF HER PERFOMANCES.WHEN AND WHERE. I HOPE TO BE IN ENGLAND IN A FEW MONTHS AND STAY A FEW MONTHS. THANK YOU

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Subject: information for research

Hi Friends,

I am from Rio de Janeiro, I study at Rio University and I need to Know the name of the following original interpreters for the following Broadway songs.

1) Let thre sunshine in
2)I could have danced all night
3)Send in the Clowns
4)Maria
5)Phanton of the Opera
6)Memory
7)Summer nights
8)Cabaret
9)Jesus Christs Superstar
10)Don't cry for me Argentina
11)Last night in the World
12) Tell me on a Sunday
13) I Dreamed a Dream
14)If I were a Rich Man

Please I need you help cause in Brasil I can't find the original actors names that performed this song on Broadway and this is part of my Drama Class on my University of Actor.

Thansk for your support.

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Subject: OBC Recording of The Scarlet Pimpernel

Hello,
Do you know where I can purchase a copy of the OBC recording of The Scarlet Pimpernel?

Thank you,

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Subject: Music Man tkts

Can you tell me about the $20 day of performance tkts for Music Man. When are they sold? What seating locations are offered? (for instance Jeckyl and Hyde, Chicago, Rent, offer front row) Is sale limited to students? age restriction? Thank you

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Subject: Broadway Tickets for Rural Students

I am bringing a small group (8) high school students from a rural school in Nevada. While watching the Tony Awards, I believe I heard an announcement about helping youth see Broadway plays/musicals. Would you please let me know who to contact to get tickets? That you for your help in this matter.

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Subject: ??????????????let me know????????????????

i am a fosse freak and i tried to go on the web site that had fosse trivia and there was nothing there. now like i said i am a fosse freak so i based my performing carreer on the show i said that if the show closes before i get to audition or if i audition and don't make it i will stop performing. if anyone knows why some of the songs are in the show not on the album (and can i get them),and are there recording for the fosse shows( big deal, dancin,your hit parade,and sweet charity starring Debbie Allen) please let me know. thank you for your time.

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Subject: PURLIE VICTORIOUS

I'M WRITING YOU TO ASK FOR YOUR HELP IN FINDING ONE OF MY FAVORITE MUSICALS EVER. IF YOU WILL, PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHERE I CAN GET OR RENT A COPY OF OSSIE DAVIS' "PURLIE". STARRING SHERMAN HEMSLEY, ROBERT GIULLAUME AND MELBA MOORE. I'VE SEARCHED EVERY MOVIE RENTAL BUSINESS HERE IN AUSTIN, TEXAS AND CAN'T FIND IT ANYWHERE. NOR IS THERE A LISTING FOR IT AT THESE PLACES, SO PLEASE, IF YOU WILL, SEND ME SOME KIND OF LEAD TO FINDING THIS PLAY. I'LL FOREVER BE GRATEFUL FOR YOU!!! I'LL BE WAITING FOR YOUR REPLY.........THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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Subject: Speaking with producers

Hi. Just signed up.
I have created a show, RASPUTIN.
I wish to speak to possible angels. How do I do it?

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Subject: irene cara

where is Irene Cara?

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