RIP Paula Kelly

Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Paula Kelly, who passed away this week at age 76. Kelly was a tremendous Broadway and Hollywood actress who starred as Helene in Bob Fosse’s film adaptation of “Sweet Charity” (1969).

The incredible trio, “There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This,” featuring Shirley MacLaine, Chita Rivera, and Paula Kelly was magically captured on film and will continue to inspire dancers and dreamers for years to come.

LaDuca honors Gwen Verdon with limited edition shoe

To honor the late, great Gwen Verdon, LaDuca Shoes is launching a limited-edition dance shoe called the “Gwen.”  Named after Broadway legend, Gwen Verdon, the stunning new LaDuca boot features a 3-inch heel, a leather and suede dual finish, a medial zipper, and a soft, flexible sole.  Only 24 pairs of this beautiful shoe will be available at the LaDuca summer sale July 28-29. Don’t miss the chance to get yourself a pair in homage to one of Broadway’s leading legends, Gwen Verdon.

photo: Mallory Pettee

Pictured above is Chita Rivera, Gwen Verdon’s partner in crime from the original production of CHICAGO, the first to don the new “Gwen” shoe.