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Rodgers amp Hart's On Your Toes, an improbable mix of gangsters, vaudeville and classical ballet, was the first musical to successfully integrate classical dance into the Broadway musical format. The original production was choreographed by George Balanchine and starred Ray Bolger, Tamara Geva and Monty Woolley. It opened on April 11, 1936, at the Imperial Theatre and ran for 315 performances. Songs include Glad to be Unhappy, There's A Small Hotel and the legendary ballet Slaughter on Tenth Avenue.
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'Captain America' premiere screening at Comic-Con: On the scene!

'Captain America' premiere screening at Comic-Con: On the scene!
As previously announced, Captain America: The First Avenger is holding a day of preview screenings at the UA Horton Plaza in San Diego — just a hop, skip, and a jump from Comic-Con, which is otherwise pretty low on new Marvel Studios fun. At the special 10 a.m. fan screening for Captain America, attendees were treated to a special performance by a gaggle of Uso-style dancers dressed in red, white, and blue. They were performing a 1940′s-style song about a “Star-Spangled Man” that actually plays in the movie while Captain America is zooming around the country shilling for war bonds. Obviously,
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Gemma Arterton Talks The Disappearance Of Alice Creed

J Blakeson's twisty UK thriller The Disappearance of Alice Creed has been winning fans for itself around the globe on the festival circuit for the past year and this coming Friday general audiences in North America will finally get the chance to see for themselves what the buzz is all about with the film receiving a limited theatrical release. Last week I had the chance to take part in a round table interview with Alice Creed herself, Gemma Arterton, to get her thoughts on the film.

For a relatively unknown actress to be introduced in a Bond film can be a very, very double-edged thing. When you went into that, did you have some sort of idea of what you wanted to do coming out of it? Because you've been incredibly busy...

No.  I always wanted to be an actress because I enjoyed it. I didn't have a grand design or anything,
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Lesbian Love in the Afternoon: Queer Women on American Daytime Dramas

Fictional small American soap towns such as Pine Valley, Springfield, and Llanview have historically dabbled in social angst as it relates to abortion, war, and AIDS, but until recently, have avoided directly addressing homosexuality and same-sex relationships, as if shooting an unscripted pregnancy behind a laundry basket.

This has changed in the last decade or so, however, as a few American daytime dramas have introduced gay and lesbian characters, and achieved several important "firsts" in the portrayal of same-sex relationships.

"I certainly think the impact of these stories have been huge," says Michael Fairman, Advocate.com soap reporter and columnist. "These stories have hit mainstream press and have heterosexual men and women, as well as the gay audience, embracing them."

Long considered one of the most politically conservative art forms in the country, American daytime television’s progress is commendable — but how strong is their commitment to representation when it
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