Gwen Verdon

Gwen Verdon in 1954

One of the quintessential Broadway stars, Gwen Verdon, was one of the most energetic talents ever to grace the Great White Way. She carved out a special niche in the world of dance as the muse of famous director and choreographer Bob Fosse. Verdon was the anti-Ethel – while Ethel Merman  was implacable … Read more

Ethel Merman

Ethel Merman in 1967

No other Broadway performer embodies the spirit of the Great White Way better than Ethel Merman. Touted as “the undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage,” she’s famous for her big, bold, brassy Broadway belt. She rose to prominence because her voice can be heard over a full Broadway orchestra, but … Read more

Patti LuPone

Patti LuPone in 2010

Known for her sheer intensity, bold stage presence, and unmistakable Broadway belt, Patti LuPone is one of Broadway’s most revered divas. She is volatile onstage and off stage, and quickly takes the audiences to a world where drama is the norm. Patti LuPone made her Broadway debut in 1973 and has been … Read more