Broadway Performers Joel Grey and Brooke Shields Named Living Landmarks

Joel Grey

Joel Grey

Every year the New York Landmarks Conservancy honors people who they dub as “living landmarks,” and this year two stage performers of different generations, Joel Grey and Brooke Shields, will be recognized in their annual event taking place at The Plaza in Manhattan on November 14.

One of the most respected elder statesman of the Broadway theater, Joel Grey has starred in Broadway musicals such as Cabaret, Chicago, Wicked, and most recently Anything Goes. Brooke Shields initially gained fame in film and television, but she has also appeared on Broadway a number of times in productions like Grease, Wonderful Town, and The Addams Family.

A Living Landmark herself, Liz Smith, will host the event, and music will be provided by Peter Duchin and his Orchestra. Tickets for the Living Landmarks gala are a pricey $1,000 (or $10,000 for a table). Call 212-995-5260 or email JennaSmith@nylandmarks.org for tickets and information.

Cast of Musical Cabaret To Reunite on Today Show

Liza Minnelli

Liza Minnelli

Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, and Michael York are among the cast members of the 1972 film Cabaret who will gather for a reunion on the NBC network’s popular morning show The Today Show on January 30. They will be reuniting in honor of the movie musical’s 40th anniversary.

The movie Cabaret was based on the acclaimed, Tony Award-winning Broadway musical of the same name. Directed by legendary Broadway choreographer Bob Fosse, the film went on to win eight Oscars. Cabaret enjoyed a big hit revival on Broadway in 1998, when the Roundabout Theatre Company put on a new production starring Alan Cumming and Natasha Richardson.

The Cabaret film’s stars, Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, are still closely associated with the musical in the eyes of many musical theater aficionados. Grey originated the role of the Emcee on Broadway, and the Kander & Ebb songs from the musical are among Liza’s fan favorites.

It’s Raining Cats and Dogs on Broadway

The 14th annual Broadway Barks! adoption event hits the Great White Way this coming Saturday, July 14. Held in Shubert Alley (located between 44th and 45th streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue), Broadway Barks! is a celebrity-studded event that benefits New York City’s animal shelters and adoption agencies.

As usual, animal lover and Broadway legend Bernadette Peters will be hosting Broadway Barks! with fellow animal lover and TV legend Mary Tyler Moore. Along with a slew of other celebrities, they will be raising awareness, auctioning off autographed memorabilia, and helping adorable shelter animals find permanent homes.

The long list of famous folks who will be participating in Broadway Barks! this year includes such Broadway performers as Angela Lansbury, Linda Lavin, Joel Grey, Bebe Neuwirth, Jeremy Jordan, Audra McDonald, Carol Kane, and Steve Kazee.

The event starts at 3:30pm, with the celebrity presentations of animal shelter pets taking place from 5pm to 6:30pm. Click here to find out more info about Broadway Barks!