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There's Nothing Like A Dame - with Eddie Shapiro & Singer Thea Lilu

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Thea Lilu is a contemporary writer, producer, arranger and vocalist. Born in Caracas, Venezuela she later moved to Slovenia and now resides in the US.

Her love for music and performing began as a young child when at the age of eight she began composing her own music. Thea performed Opera, Nessun Dorma, at the age of 13 in a school play and at the age of 14 recorded her first CD, Dreams Come True and later, Say His Name. Thea was accepted at the Berlee College of Music in Boston and moved to the US.

This talented young woman joined the Rhythm of the Universe group, composed of over 200 musicians from 90 different countries, representing the face of her mother country Slovenia,. On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, ROTU was honored to perform at the memorial services.

Thea is one huge talent. Her love for art of any kind shines through. Not only a talented singer and composer, Thea Lilu can draw and is currently writing her first novel.  Watch out world – Thea Lilu has hit the stage.

In Nothing Like a Dame, theater journalist Eddie Shapiro opens a jewelry box full of glittering surprises through in-depth conversations with twenty leading women of Broadway. He selected Tony Award-winning stars that have spent the majority of their careers in theater.

The women he interviewed spent hours with him discussing their careers, offering insights into the iconic shows, changes on Broadway over the last century and the art (and thrill) of taking the stage,. Chita Rivera describes starring in musicals the last seven decades; Audra McDonald gives her thoughts on the work that went into the five Tony Awards she won before turning forty-one, Carol Channing reflects on how she revisited the same starring role generation after generation. 

This fascinating collection reveals the artistic genius and human experience of the women who have made Broadway musicals,