Revival of the “Best Man” on Broadway By Stars in Their 80s

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I heard on English podcast that the stars in their 80’s are doing very well at Broadway shows.  James Earl Jones and Angela Lansbury, both in their 80’s are starring in the revival “Best Man”.  There is an interesting article on them.

I saw Angela Lansbury many years ago when she starred in the show Sweeney Todd.    I had known her from the TV program “Murder she wrote”  and also knew that she is such a fine actress.  As it was few decades ago, I was amazed that she is still going strong AND she is in 80’s.

Another star now active at Broadway is Joel Grey. I saw him in the movie, Cabaret, with Liza Minelli.  He was magnificent in the movie (I believe he also had the same role in the show, Cabaret at Broadway.)  I believe I may have seen  him at the show recently(I believe it was “Anything Goes”, and he was magnificent.

As you hear about these professionals who are so good at what they do, you feel that physical age really does not matter.  I have quite a few friends I have known for a long time (and quite close) whose age I do not know.  You love what you do, and you are good at it. Isn’t that all that counts?

Yoko Ishikura
Yoko Ishikura is a Professor at Hitotsubashi University ICS in the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy in Japan. She has held positions as a professor at the School of International Politics, Economics and Business of Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, as a consultant at McKinsey and Company Inc. Japan and a visiting professor at Darden School.

Professor Ishikura is a consultant to a number of multinational companies and has been a frequent speaker at management conferences, seminars, and workshops throughout the world. She was a member of the Regulatory Reform Committee for the Japanese government and the International Competitiveness Commission for METI. She is currently a Forum Fellow of the World Economic Forum.

She is the author of Strategic Shift from OR choices to AND paradigm, Building Core Skills of Organization , and the co-author of the following publications: Managing Diversity in the 21st Century, Strategy for Cluster Initiatives in Japan , and Building a Career to the World Class Professionals – all in Japanese. Her books in English include: Asian Advantage, Hitotsubashi on Knowledge Management and Trust and Antitrust in Asian Business Alliances.

Professor Ishikura’s current research interests are focused on global competition, innovation, and knowledge management. She received her BA from Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan; MBA from Darden School, University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia; and DBA from Harvard Business School.
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One Response to Revival of the “Best Man” on Broadway By Stars in Their 80s

  1. Mel Peterson May 27, 2012 at 12:07 am #

    “The Follies,” in Palm springs is performed by those in their 60’s, 70’s, & 80’s. These shows have been done for years and are well worth seeing.

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