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Good-bye Bette!

Dear Friends,

Time is running out to see the truly great actress, Bette Midler, in her Tony-Award winning performance as Dolly Levi in Hello Dolly!.   Bette’s last performance is scheduled for January 14, 2018.

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She will be replaced by the lovely Bernadette Peters, who officially steps into the iconic role on February 22, 2018.

You can read more about Bette departure from and Bernadette’s return to the stage in these articles from the Playbill:



To purchase tickets or read more about the show, visit the Hello Dolly! website.

Best regards,
Philip & Marilyn

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Les Misérables

Dear Friends,

Today we are writing to you about the glorious musical, Les Misérables.  It has set its final Broadway performance for September 04, 2016.  Tickets are now on sale, starting at $37—an amazing bargain for such a remarkable musical.

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This musical is based on the novel by Victor Hugo, set in France in the beginning of the 19th Century and spanning the life of Jean Valjean, a peasant who was freed from prison after 19 years of being incarcerated for stealing bread for his nephew.  Helped by a priest, Valjean sheds his identity—thus breaking his parole—to become a man of importance and stature in his community, all the while he is being hunted by his arch-nemesis, Inspector Javert.

It is a story about the eternal struggles of honorable men taking separate paths to do what they deem is right.  Of course, no musical would be complete without a love story, which features Valjean’s adopted daughter and one of the French revolutionaries.

Les Misérables was first brought to stage in Paris in 1980.  In 1986, it opened in London.  This production is still running—after 30 years!—making it the longest consecutively running musical in the West End.  It opened on Broadway in 1987 and when it closed in 2003, it was the second longest running musical on Broadway.

The production that is currently playing on Broadway opened in March 2014.

It is quite simply a magnificent musical and if you are in New York City—or planning to visit before September 04, 2016—we urge you to go see this production while you still can!

Here is the link to order ticketsand you can save up to 35% if you order before April 03, 2016 using the discount code MIZBFC16!

Best regards,

Philip & Marilyn Langner


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At my wife’s encouragement (and by encouragement, I mean she told me to do it or else!), I have been sorting and organizing our files, which have collected decades and decades of Theatre Guild memorabilia.  And this material is way too great not to share!  The memories this (not so) little task is invoking are plentiful, but for now, I’d just like to share a couple of photos of treasures I found in a box tucked away for safe keeping!

PLAYBILLS from the 1950s-70s

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