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The Dress Circle: A Spotlight on Glenn Close

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The Dress Circle will shine a spotlight on Glenn Close this week (7/22 7:00 p.m.) in performances which might be unfamiliar to many, her outings in Broadway musicals with selections from the Richard Rodgers and Martin Charnin musical about Henry VIII entitled “Rex” where she played Princess Mary, as Charity Barnum in Cy Coleman and Michael Stewart’s “Barnum,” and her much lauded performance as Norma Desmund in “Sunset Boulevard” by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black, and Christopher Hampton.  

We’ll also look at her work in the television production of “South Pacific” as Nellie Forbush, her appearance in a previously unproduced musical by the Sherman brothers at the York Theatre Company entitled “Busker Alley,” and her performance of “Send in the Clowns” from the benefit concert “Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall” from 1992. 

Michael is program host and host of the WWFM Sunday Opera, Sundays at 3 pm, and co-host of The Dress Circle, Sundays at 7 pm.
Ted Otten is co-host of The Dress Circle