Theater Talk: Was it 2019? Or will 2020 be 'The Perfect Year?'

Jan 3, 2020

In 2019, as every year, the theater community lost beloved people, including Diahann Carroll, who sang "The Perfect Year" in her role as Norma Desmond in Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD. And there was Carol Channing and Hal Prince and, in a bit of delicious irony, both despised critic John Simon of New York Magazine and actress Sylvia Miles who once dumped a plate of lasagna on his head.

Diahann Carroll as Norma Desmond in SUNSET BOULEVARD, Toronto Production
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Locally, among others, we remember Tim Finnegan, Willy Judson, Joe Natale, and Stuart Roth. But as one door closes, another opens, and a new theater company in town, "First Look Buffalo," will present a regional premiere of Ron Klier's COPS AND FRIENDS OF COPS, January 10 through the 21st  at the 545 Elmwood space (the old "TheatreLoft"). Listen to WBFO's Jay Moran talk with First Look's Bob Rusch.

Actress Sylvia Miles, who once dumped a plate of lasagna on the head of despised New York Magazine critic John Simon. Both passed away in 2019.
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