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Applause - the magazine

A bimonthy magazine on theatre published by Otto Moloto and Clockworks Media Enterprises (Pty) Ltd. First launched as a Newton and Gauteng focused magazine, its second issue (02/2008) aims at the entire country and is on sale. It appears to be strongly focused on fine arts and the performing arts. The first national issue (guest edited by Jojokhala Mei), for example, includes interesting articles on King Kong (by Sol Rachilo), the State Theatre (Israel Nkate) , the Women in Theatre for Gender Equality programme (Samukelisiwe Mfuph) and The Actor’s Centre (Jojokhala Mei). It also carries extensive adverts for theatre and art courses, theatre companies and art galleries.

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Applause was a finalist for the ACT Arts Media Award 2008.

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Applause - the musical

Applause is a musical play by Betty Comden, Adolph Green (book), Charles Strouse (music), Lee Adams (lyrics). Adapted from the classic 1950 Bette Davis filmAll About Eve, and tells the story of the great Broadway star Margo Channing and her duplicitous understudy, Eve Harrington. The original Broadway production starred Lauren Bacall and opened at the Palace Theatre on March 30, 1970, playing a total of 896 performances and winning five Tony Awards, including one for Best Musical.

Performance history in South Africa

1971: Produced in South Africa by JODS in 1971, starring Janis Paige and Gay Lambert, at the Civic. Anthony Farmer designed the set, Otto Pirchner directed, and choreography was taken over from Geoffrey Sutherland by Wendy de la Harpe after dissatisfaction from the director.

1981: It formed part of the opening production of the Pretoria State Theatre in 1981. Devised and directed by Anthony Farmer.


Wikipedia [1].

Tucker, 1997. pp 273, 392.

Theatre programme (1971 production) held by NELM: [Collection: KORT, Maurice]: 2012. 379. 3. 22.

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