Queen of the Mist, Starring Tony Nominee Mary Testa, Takes the Plunge Off-Broadway Oct. 18

From Playbill.com: Tony Award-nominated composer-lyricist-librettist Michael John LaChiusa takes on an American icon in Queen of the Mist, starring Tony nominee Mary Testa as Anna Edson Taylor, the first person to survive the plunge over Niagara Falls. The Transport Group’s environmental staging begins performances Oct. 18 at The Gym at Judson Memorial Church… Here’s how…

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Novel peers over the edge

From Niagara This Week: As a highly successful fantasy writer, Chris Van Allsburg knows first-hand that the only limitation on a great story is one’s imagination. But when it comes to dabbling in reality, the renowned children’s novelist and illustrator had to peer over the edge and simply hope for the best with his latest…

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Bay City woman’s story as the first to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel told in new book

From MLive.com: Annie Edson Taylor left her boarding house room in Bay City in October 1901 to take the ultimate bumpy ride over Niagara Falls in a barrel. The extraordinary achievement is told by East Grand Rapids-native Chris Van Allsburg, in his new book, “Queen of the Falls.” “I read about her in the early…

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