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BW’s 2022 ‘Funny Girl’ Revival & the “Star is Born” Glow of Julie Benko

On May 4th (~ 2 months ago), FF2 posted my review of standby Julie Benko’s opening night performance as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl.

Although I have seen many Broadway performances, Julie’s performance was a rare chance to actually see a star being born, and watching her debut is a memory I will always treasure. Since then, Julie has earned many more fans.read more.

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‘The Janes’: Inspiring Documentary about Pre-Roe/ProRoe Activism

Directors Tia Lessin and Emma Pildes mix archival footage from the 1960’s with modern-day interviews in The Janes, thereby creating an illuminating and extremely topical documentary. The Jane Collective was a group of Chicago women who provided care to thousands of women in the years immediately prior to the Roe versus Wade decision of 1972.… read more.

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“Hello, Gorgeous.” Our Love Makes Beanie Feldstein Beautiful!

I went to see the new Broadway revival of Funny Girl on April 23, which put me at the last matinee performance on the final day of previews…

Then, after Funny Girl opened the next day and all the reviews started coming in, I asked myself: What show did these critics see?

When I went into the theater, I was already a big Beanie Feldstein fan.… read more.

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Spend 2022 in Alma Thomas’s Bright, Vivacious Paintings

Alma Thomas was a powerful talent and a delightful human being, and her spirit will live on in her vivacious collection of paintings. 
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Tilda Swinton Astounds Audiences with Depth & Range

Happy Birthday, Tilda Swinton! The actress was born in London and began her career in theater and performance art in England before acting in independent films in America. Since then, Swinton has continued starring in indies as well as blockbusters and earned a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her role in Michael Clayton.read more.

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Rosemarie DeWitt Brings Emotion to Indie Silver Screens

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Happy Birthday, Rosemarie DeWitt! Today we celebrate an actress who has won a Satellite Award, a Toronto Film Critics Award, and received nominations for Independent Spirit Awards and Gotham Independent Film Awards. She has graced many indie movie screens throughout her career, including the films of Lynn Shelton, who was FF2’s SWAN of the Day on October 23 for the anniversary of her film, Laggiesread more.

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