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A handwritten letter to John Willis, editor-in-chief of Theatre World, signed by the actor Autograph Letter signed: "Charley", 1 page. 6¼x4½. No place, No date.

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A handwritten letter to John Willis, editor-in-chief of Theatre World, signed by the actor

Autograph Letter signed: "Charley", 1 page. 6¼x4½. No place, No date. On personal letterhead, addressed to: "Dear John" [Willis], in full: "These are two new pictures that a friend did that I love (I guess it's time to show a few lines). I'm glad you like the "Eddie" album and thank you for the bio in Theatre World. I think I'll be doing "Whoopie" at goodpseed - I'll let you know. Love,". CHARLES REPOLE won a Theatre World Award and was nominated for a Tony in his Broadway debut, Very Good Eddie (1975). He was a Drama Desk nominee for Whoopee! (1979). He is even better known as a director, having filled that role on Broadway (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1995), at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall, in regional theaters, and at Queens College, where he chairs the drama department. Theatre World, founded in 1945 by Daniel Blum, is America's oldest annual record of Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theatre, referenced by industry professionals, historians, students and theatre fans worldwide. Until 1998, when a separate nonprofit corporation was established, Theatre World's editorial staff bestowed the prestigious Theatre World Awards for outstanding Broadway and Off-Broadway debuts. Screen World (from 1950) and Dance World (from 1966), administered from the same office, furnished comprehensive information on those entertainment genres. John A. Willis (1916-2010), active in Theatre World from the beginning, became its chief editor in 1965, holding that position until 2008. Willis is regarded as one of the foremost theatre and film historians of the 20th century. While producing (and presenting) the annual Theatre World Awards, Willis also served on the nominating committee for the Tony Awards. Theatre World, which received its own Tony for Excellence in Theatre in 2001, continues under chief editor Ben Hodges. Fine condition.

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