Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Discovering New Mysteries

At the International Mystery Writers' Festival: Kentucky resident Gary Sandy may be most well-known for his role as Andy Travis, the handsome WKRP in Cincinnati Program Director, but his true love for the theatre is no longer a mystery!
Following Sandy's years on the CBS sitcom, he made numerous TV guest appearances in Murder She Wrote, F.B.I. the Untold Story, L.A. Law, and Diagnosis Murder. But, his true passion has come from his more than 70 theatrical productions, including Milo Tindle in Sleuth, Mortimer in the Broadway revival of Arsenic and Old Lace, the Pirate King in the Broadway production of The Pirates of Penzance and Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire.
The International Mystery Writers' Festival is pleased to have Kentucky's Gary Sandy joining the cast for Ed McBain's Final Curtain to play in the main theatre, Cannon Hall at RiverPark Center, during the week of the festival.

6 comments:

Todd Mason said...

Apropos of Sandy, the music-clipped (and apparently slightly scene-clipped) WKRP IN CINCINATTI first season DVDs were officially released today...if one wants them w/o the music, and with whatever other clipping there is...

Bill Crider said...

I think it just wouldn't be the same.

TM said...

I've picked up a copy for my father, who's a huge fan of all but the music, so I might be able to report soon. As memory serves.

Bill Crider said...

If he doesn't like the music, he won't mind those cuts. I suspect most people won't notice the small dialog cuts, either.

Brent McKee said...

The problem is that at times the music is so integral to the plot that removing it and replacing it with something generic isn't just bad, it's close to a crime. The episode where a Soviet visitor to the station falls in love with Bailey (who wouldn't) and wants to defect has a final punch line that is so dependent on using Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" that it is thoroughly destroyed when you can't use it. It's like all those Looney Tunes cartoons edited to remove just about anything that people object to - it doesn't make sense.

Bill Crider said...

I feared as much.