History ActorAllusion / Theatre

31st Mar '18 4:58:23 PM lakingsif
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* In ''Theatre/LegallyBlonde The Musical'', during the song "Chip on Your Shoulder", Christian Borle's character Emmett suggests that Elle sell some of her excess junk on eBay. Before appearing as Emmett, Borle was in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAkuWGMimQA this commercial]].

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* In ''Theatre/LegallyBlonde The Musical'', during the song "Chip on Your Shoulder", Christian Borle's Creator/ChristianBorle's character Emmett suggests that Elle sell some of her excess junk on eBay. Before appearing as Emmett, Borle was in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAkuWGMimQA this commercial]].



* In ''Peter and the Starcatchers'', Christian Borle's character gets hurt and shouts [[Theatre/LegallyBlonde Oh My God]] for awhile.

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* In ''Peter and the Starcatchers'', Christian Borle's Creator/ChristianBorle's character gets hurt and shouts [[Theatre/LegallyBlonde Oh My God]] for awhile.
18th Nov '17 9:24:11 AM nirao01
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* During a run on Broadway of ''Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'', Whoopi Goldberg adlibed a line when her character was presented with a choice of slaves as part of the plot. Rejecting an elderly slave for purchase, she stated. ''What am I going to do with that old white man? I got one at home.'' Goldberg was known for dating Frank Langella at the time.

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* During a run on Broadway of ''Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'', Whoopi Goldberg Creator/WhoopiGoldberg adlibed a line when her character was presented with a choice of slaves as part of the plot. Rejecting an elderly slave for purchase, she stated. ''What am I going to do with that old white man? I got one at home.'' Goldberg was known for dating Frank Langella Creator/FrankLangella at the time.



* In a London production of the pantomime ''Aladdin'' Sir Ian [=McKellen=], playing Widow Twankey (so in drag) said "oh no, not again" when he learned that there was a [[LordoftheRings magic ring]] involved.

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* In a London production of the pantomime ''Aladdin'' Sir Ian [=McKellen=], Creator/IanMcKellen, playing Widow Twankey (so in drag) said "oh no, not again" when he learned that there was a [[LordoftheRings [[Film/LordoftheRings magic ring]] involved.
21st May '17 7:16:38 PM jtierney50
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* A form of Creator Allusion in ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'': the song "Right Hand Man" begins with the phrase "32,000 troops in New York Harbor" repeated three times. In Creator/LinManuelMiranda's previous show, ''Theatre/InTheHeights'', the lottery winning of $96,000 is split up into three sums of $32,000.
1st Feb '17 10:34:08 PM Doug86
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* In the musical ''{{Pippin}}'', the ShowStopper "No Time At All" was sung by Irene Ryan, who had just spent nine years playing Granny on the hit sitcom ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies''. The song included these lyrics:

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* In the musical ''{{Pippin}}'', ''Theatre/{{Pippin}}'', the ShowStopper "No Time At All" was sung by Irene Ryan, who had just spent nine years playing Granny on the hit sitcom ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies''. The song included these lyrics:
22nd Sep '16 8:43:08 PM nombretomado
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* In the musical ''{{Pippin}}'', the ShowStopper "No Time At All" was sung by Irene Ryan, who had just spent nine years playing Granny on the hit sitcom ''TheBeverlyHillbillies''. The song included these lyrics:

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* In the musical ''{{Pippin}}'', the ShowStopper "No Time At All" was sung by Irene Ryan, who had just spent nine years playing Granny on the hit sitcom ''TheBeverlyHillbillies''.''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies''. The song included these lyrics:
10th May '16 10:15:06 PM DanielCase
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* The 1983 Broadway revival of ''Theatre/PrivateLives'' had Creator/RichardBurton and Creator/ElizabethTaylor as the leads ... which, as Burton noted during rehearsals, meant that some of the dialogue would come across as far more humorous than Coward could have intended.
7th Mar '16 12:56:56 AM Doug86
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* During a run on Broadway of ''AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'', Whoopi Goldberg adlibed a line when her character was presented with a choice of slaves as part of the plot. Rejecting an elderly slave for purchase, she stated. ''What am I going to do with that old white man? I got one at home.'' Goldberg was known for dating Frank Langella at the time.

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* During a run on Broadway of ''AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'', ''Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'', Whoopi Goldberg adlibed a line when her character was presented with a choice of slaves as part of the plot. Rejecting an elderly slave for purchase, she stated. ''What am I going to do with that old white man? I got one at home.'' Goldberg was known for dating Frank Langella at the time.
1st Dec '15 2:50:06 AM Morgenthaler
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** Will Kemp, Shakespeare's resident clown, played the original Bottom in [[AMidsummerNightsDream Midsummer]], and later played Dogberry in [[MuchAdoAboutNothing Much Ado]]. This happens in the latter:

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** Will Kemp, Shakespeare's resident clown, played the original Bottom in [[AMidsummerNightsDream [[Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream Midsummer]], and later played Dogberry in [[MuchAdoAboutNothing [[Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing Much Ado]]. This happens in the latter:



** John Sincklo, a supporting player, is referenced in Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew as looking like a jailor (the Beadle in HenryIVPart2) or supplier of poisons (the Apothecary in RomeoAndJuliet).

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** John Sincklo, a supporting player, is referenced in Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew as looking like a jailor (the Beadle in HenryIVPart2) Theatre/HenryIVPart2) or supplier of poisons (the Apothecary in RomeoAndJuliet).
10th Aug '15 1:27:41 AM LondonKdS
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** Robert Armin, who replaced Will Kemp as regular comedian in Shakespeare's company, trained as a goldsmith before becoming an actor. Touchstone in ''Theatre/AsYouLikeIt'' (probably the first major role to be written for him) is named after a tool used by jewellers to assess the quality of metals.

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** Robert Armin, who replaced Will Kemp as regular comedian in Shakespeare's company, leading to Shakespeare's comic rules becoming {{Deadpan Snarker}}s instead of loud buffoons, trained as a goldsmith before becoming an actor. Touchstone in ''Theatre/AsYouLikeIt'' (probably the first major role to be written for him) is named after a tool used by jewellers to assess the quality of metals.
10th Aug '15 1:26:07 AM LondonKdS
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** Robert Armin, who replaced Will Kemp as regular comedian in Shakespeare's company, trained as a goldsmith before becoming an actor. Touchstone in ''Theatre/AsYouLikeIt'' (probably the first major role to be written for him) is named after a tool used by jewellers to assess the quality of metals.
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