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Jack Cole Tribute at UCLA

Mitzi Gaynor, who starred alongside Marilyn in There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954), will appear at a tribute evening for choreographer Jack Cole at UCLA’s Billy Wilder Theatre on August 4 (the anniversary of Marilyn’s death) at 7.30 pm, … Continue reading

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’1*9*5*6 Degrees of Separation’

1*9*5*6 Degrees of Separation, choreographer Killian Manning’s new play – exploring an imaginary meeting between Marilyn (played by J. Evarts), Grace Kelly, Diane Arbus and Margot Fonteyn – will be staged at the Manbites Dog Theatre in Durham, North Carolina from … Continue reading

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‘Heat Wave: The Jack Cole Project’

Heat Wave: The Jack Cole Project - a musical tribute to Marilyn’s choreographer, Jack Cole – will receive its world premiere from May 3-20 at the Queen’s Theatre, Corona Park, NYC, Playbill reports today. ‘Produced by Queens Theatre, Heat Wave is “an all-singing, all-dancing … Continue reading

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‘Phenomenal’: Chakiris on Marilyn

Dancer George Chakiris has spoken of his work with Marilyn with fondness and respect. ‘It’s obvious that working with Monroe holds a special place in Chakiris’ memory. “The ‘Diamonds’ number was choreographed by Jack Cole who was Marilyn’s favorite choreographer and Marilyn … Continue reading

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Tango With Marilyn in Greece

An MM-inspired evening of dance, on June 26 from 10pm, is part of the ongoing ‘Marilyn Monroe in the Arts’ exhibit at DEKK, the International Exhibition Centre of Crete. More details on Facebook, translated here via Google: ‘ The Institute for … Continue reading

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George Chakiris Remembers ‘Blondes’

George Chakiris, who danced alongside Marilyn in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, appeared at this week’s TCM Classic Film Festival in Los Angeles, and recalled his work with choreographer Jack Cole. “Jack Cole and Robert Alton were the two everyone wanted to dance for. I … Continue reading

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Celebrating Jack Cole

“The Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance Program of the School at Jacob’s Pillow (Becket, MA) is presenting works that Chet Walker has created in the Jack Cole tradition in two final performances: a free presentation on the Inside/Out Stage on Saturday, Aug. 21, … Continue reading

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