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From Playbill.com:

Elena Roger in Evita
Elena Roger in Evita

It looks likely that the critically acclaimed revival of Evita, which opened at London’s Adelphi Theatre in June 2006 starring Argentine actress Elena Roger in the title role, is heading to Broadway.  The New York Post reports that plans are currently underway to remount the Michael Grandage-directed production on Broadway next year at a Nederlander theatre-to-be-announced with Roger repeating her work for New York audiences. (more…)

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From the NY Post:

Bea Arthur left $300,000 in her will to a New Yorkorganization that aids homeless gay youth.

The Ali Fornay Center provides services to more than 1,000 each year, and is planning to buy a building to house 12 young people – and name it in honor of the “Golden Girls” actress.

The head of the center said he is thrilled with the stage and television legend’s generosity.

“We work with hundreds of young people who are rejected by their families because of who they are,” saidExecutive Director Carl Siciliano.

“We are overwhelmed with gratitude that Bea saw that LGBT youth deserve as much love and support as any other young person, and that she placed so much value in the work we do to protect them, and to help them rebuild their lives,” he said.

The Ali Forney Center offers emergency shelter and transitional housing in seven residential sites in New York.

It also operates two drop-in centers offering food, clothing, medical and mental health treatment, HIV testing, treatment and prevention services, and vocational and educational assistance.

Actress Bea Arthur, who died in April of this year, showed amazing generosity in her will
Read more:http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2009/10/27/2009-10-27_golden_girls_star_bea_arthur_leaves_300000_in_will_.html#ixzz0VGfgCqQ5

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From the New York Post:

LONDON, Oct 25 – British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, the BBC reported on Sunday.

The broadcaster quoted a statement from the 61-year-old’s spokesman as saying the condition had been caught in its very early stages.

“Andrew is now undergoing treatment and expects to be fully back at work before the end of the year,” the spokesman said.

Lloyd Webber, behind hit musicals including “Jesus Christ Superstar“, “Cats” and “Starlight Express“, recently announced he was staging a sequel to “The Phantom of the Opera“. “Love Never Dies” is due to open in London in March 2010.

He is also set to judge a BBC television talent show next year.

Lloyd Webber’s spokesman could not immediately be reached for comment.

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