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Date Of Birth:
May 26, 1886
Date Of Death:
October 23, 1950 (64)
Birth Place:
Srednick, LITHUANIA
Gender: Male
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Al Jolson News

Date of Birth: May 26, 1886
Date of Death: October 23, 1950 (64)
Birth Place: Srednick, LITHUANIA
Gender: Male
Casting Announced for A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN at Live at Zedel this SummerCasting Announced for A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN at Live at Zedel this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Following two sold out critically-acclaimed London runs, A Spoonful of Sherman returns for two weeks only to Live at Zedel in the heart of London's West End. Today casting is announced as Helena Blackman (Titanic, How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?) and Daniel Boys (The Boys in the Band, Park Theatre/West End, Spamalot, Avenue Q, Rent). (more...)

Review Roundup: HGJTC and Dancap Productions to Present THE JAZZ SINGERReview Roundup: HGJTC and Dancap Productions to Present THE JAZZ SINGER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

The Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company and Dancap Productions present THE JAZZ SINGER, a new musical adaption of Samson Raphaelson's classic story of a son's struggle between his passion for a Broadway career, and his father's plans to have him follow in his footsteps as a cantor. The production will run May 23 - June 18, 2017 at Greenwin Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts. (more...)

MR. NEW YEAR'S EVE Comes to the Blyth FestivalMR. NEW YEAR'S EVE Comes to the Blyth Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

At its heart, the Blyth Festival was built for one reason: to bring people together. The best in new, live, 100% Canadian theatre, right here in Canada's hometown. And it doesn't get any more Canadian than Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians. (more...)

The Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company and Dancap Productions to Present THE JAZZ SINGERThe Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company and Dancap Productions to Present THE JAZZ SINGER
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company and Dancap Productions present THE JAZZ SINGER, a new musical adaption of Samson Raphaelson's classic story of a son's struggle between his passion for a Broadway career, and his father's plans to have him follow in his footsteps as a cantor. The production will run May 23 - June 18, 2017 at Greenwin Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts. (more...)

BWW Previews: CRAZY FOR YOU at Candlelight Music TheatreBWW Previews: CRAZY FOR YOU at Candlelight Music Theatre
by Greer Firestone - May 5, 2017

It is always sensational news when we hear Dann Dunn is returning to Candlelight to direct and choreograph. Coming off a most recent and successful WSS at Media Theatre, Dunn opens with Gershwin's CRAZY FOR YOU on May 13th at the newly renovated Arden barn. The existing show was adapted from the original Gershwin show, GIRL CRAZY. (more...)

Jazz Starlet Bria Skonberg Covers Bjork's 'It's Oh So Quiet'Jazz Starlet Bria Skonberg Covers Bjork's 'It's Oh So Quiet'
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Vocalist, trumpeter and songwriter Bria Skonberg re-imagines it all on her new OKeh/Masterworks album, With a Twist. Coming off a recent Juno Award (Canada's version of The Grammys) for her first OKeh collection, Bria, Skonberg spins her cool and confident vocal style (more...)

BWW Review: In LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, Neil Simon Shares the Golden Age of Television Writer Room CrazinessBWW Review: In LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, Neil Simon Shares the Golden Age of Television Writer Room Craziness
by Shari Barrett - May 2, 2017

After working in the Warner Brothers Manhattan office mailroom, Playwright Neil Simon got his first big break as a staff writer on Sid Caesar's celebrated television series 'Your Show of Shows,' a live 90-minute variety show starring comedy legends Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca that ran from 1950 to 1954. The writing staff had a staggering talent pool that included; Mel Tolkin (All in the Family), Carl Reiner (Dick Van Dyke Show, The Jerk), Mel Brooks (Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, Space Balls), Michael Stewart (Bye Bye Birdie, Hello Dolly!), Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof), Lucille Kallen (worked on Broadway), Danny Simon (The Carol Burnett Show, Diff'rent Strokes) and his brother Neil Simon (The Odd Couple, Murder by Death). As a way of sharing his own experience working as the 'new kid' learning the ropes from the other, more experienced writers, Neil Simon wrote the outrageous comedy LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, now brilliantly staged at Little Fish Theatre in San Pedro through May 20. (more...)

FST Announces 2017 Summer Season!FST Announces 2017 Summer Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Florida Studio Theatre's Summer Mainstage and Cabaret Seasons kick off with music, mystery, and unforgettable characters.  The Mainstage Season opens on June 2 and runs through August 20 in the Keating and Gompertz Theatres. A subscription to all three shows can be purchased for as little as $39. The Cabaret Season opens on June 15 and runs through September 24 in the Court Cabaret. A subscription to all three shows can be purchased for as little as $39. All subscriptions and single tickets may be purchased at the FST Box Office in person or by calling (941) 366-9000 or online at www.FloridaStudioTheatre.org. (more...)

Jazz Starlet Bria Skonberg Stirs Things Up WITH A TWISTJazz Starlet Bria Skonberg Stirs Things Up WITH A TWIST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The euphoric buzz of New York, over cocktails on the edge of evening, alive with possibilities…anything goes. (more...)

Bria Skonberg Releases 'With A Twist ... In Every Sense' 5/19Bria Skonberg Releases 'With A Twist ... In Every Sense' 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The euphoric buzz of New York, over cocktails on the edge of evening, alive with possibilities…anything goes. (more...)

Tom Judson to Present MOSTLY FROM THE MOVIES at PangeaTom Judson to Present MOSTLY FROM THE MOVIES at Pangea
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Tom Judson, lately best known as musical director and accompanist to the legendary Charles Busch, will present Mostly From the Movies, a rare solo evening of cabaret at Pangea on Monday evening, May 8 at 7 PM. (more...)

BWW Previews: THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI at Musical Theater HeritageBWW Previews: THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI at Musical Theater Heritage
by Alan Portner - Mar 17, 2017

See the mysterious German 'Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,' wait for the surprise ending, and watch the score materialize before your eyes. (more...)

BWW Review: AFTER BIRTH OF A NATION at City-TheaterBWW Review: AFTER BIRTH OF A NATION at City-Theater
by Greer Firestone - Feb 17, 2017

Co-founder and Director Michael Gray has created an admirable culture at City-Theater. The group takes risks with most every production. Well one supposes they should for their mission statement is to 'rid the planet (not just Wilmington!) of complacency, redundancy, indifference and FEAR'. (more...)

DANCE TO THE MOVIES Featuring Lesley Ann Warren Comes to St. George TheatreDANCE TO THE MOVIES Featuring Lesley Ann Warren Comes to St. George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

St. George Theatre is pleased to announce the guest appearance of Academy Award nominee Lesley Ann Warren to the cast of Dance to the Movies along with Dancing With The Stars celebrity pros Anna Trebunskaya, Dmitry Chaplin, Chelsie Hightower, and more on Saturday, April 8th at 8:00PM. (more...)

Actors' Temple to Honor Tovah Feldshuh and Jackie Hoffman at Centennial GalaActors' Temple to Honor Tovah Feldshuh and Jackie Hoffman at Centennial Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Theater District institution the Actors' Temple celebrates its centennial with an entertainment-packed dinner and show at the Friars Club, 57 East 55th Street, on Monday, March 13, at 6pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Molly Pope Meets Classic Hollywood in the Energetic and Captivating A STAR IS BORN at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW Review: Molly Pope Meets Classic Hollywood in the Energetic and Captivating A STAR IS BORN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Ashley Steves - Jan 12, 2017

Starting in the back of the packed Feinstein's/54 Below house with 'It's a New World' (Harold Arlen/Ira Gershwin), Molly Pope has your attention. The band has played the overture; now it is her turn, crooning in silence. As suddenly as the first number ends, you're launched into the energetic 'Gotta Have Me Go with You,' Pope working her way through the crowd to the stage to join Brian Beach and Danny Bevins, her pair of enthusiastic backup dancers for the evening and the final pieces of her very complete transformation into Vicki Lester. (more...)

Dark, Graceful, Whimsical and Enduring - Looking Back at Shows That Closed in 2016Dark, Graceful, Whimsical and Enduring - Looking Back at Shows That Closed in 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 30, 2016

Happy New Year, BroadwayWorld! As we eagerly anticipate the amazing musicals and plays coming up in 2017, we're taking a moment to look back at the significant Broadway closings of 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: ONCE IN A LIFETIME, Young VicBWW Review: ONCE IN A LIFETIME, Young Vic
by Debbie Gilpin - Dec 7, 2016

After a 2016 programme that included Blue/Orange and Yerma, the first offering in the Young Vic's new season is a revival of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's Once in a Lifetime, which also marks comedian Harry Enfield's stage debut. (more...)

Busby Berkeley Series to Kick Off This Month at Film ForumBusby Berkeley Series to Kick Off This Month at Film Forum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

'BUSBY BERKELEY,' a nine-day festival spotlighting the early movie musical trailblazer famous for his eye-popping kaleidoscopic production numbers, will run at Film Forum from Today, December 7 through Thursday, December 15. (more...)

BWW Review: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at Adelaide Festival TheatreBWW Review: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at Adelaide Festival Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Dec 5, 2016

This is a highly exuberant and top quality production. (more...)

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