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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
Music From The Roaring Twenties to Play PCPAMusic From The Roaring Twenties to Play PCPA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2016

Theater Works presents The Best Things In Life Are Free, a tribute to Ray Henderson this Wednesday, February 10 at 7:30pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SHUFFLE ALONG Songwriter Eubie Blake Sings Title Song on Original LPSTAGE TUBE: SHUFFLE ALONG Songwriter Eubie Blake Sings Title Song on Original LP
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2016

The show's official Facebook page has just released a clip of Blake singing the title song on the vinyl from the original musical. Check out the teaser below! (more...)

Up on the Marquee: SHUFFLE ALONGUp on the Marquee: SHUFFLE ALONG
by Walter McBride - Feb 4, 2016

Broadway's Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed is a new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself and details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. Previews will begin Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Opening night is Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Just-Released Promo for Broadway-Bound SHUFFLE ALONG!STAGE TUBE: Watch Just-Released Promo for Broadway-Bound SHUFFLE ALONG!
by Stage Tube - Feb 4, 2016

The Music Box Theatre box office (239 West 45th Street) opened earlier this week for tickets to Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle andEubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. The show has just launched a full website and promo, which you can check out below! (more...)

THEATER 2020 to Present THE SPIRIT OF VAUDEVILLETHEATER 2020 to Present THE SPIRIT OF VAUDEVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

THEATER 2020, Brooklyn Heights' NY Innovative Theater Award nominated professional theater company is pleased to announce a ONE NIGHT ONLY special event on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 7pm. Press is invited. (more...)

Box Office for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG Opens TodayBox Office for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The Music Box Theatre box office (239 West 45th Street) opens today, February 1st, at 10am for tickets to Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. (more...)

Box Office for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG Opens MondayBox Office for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG Opens Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The Music Box Theatre box office (239 West 45th Street) opens Monday, February 1st at 10am for tickets to SHUFFLE ALONG Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. SHUFFLE ALONG will star six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, Tony Award-winners Brian Stokes Mitchell and Billy Porter, and Tony Award-nominees Brandon Victor Dixon and Joshua Henry. (more...)

Rehearsals Kick Off Next Week for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG, Starring Audra McDonaldRehearsals Kick Off Next Week for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG, Starring Audra McDonald
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

A friendly reminder! Rehearsals begin on Monday, January 18th for Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. SHUFFLE ALONG will star six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, Tony Award-winners Brian Stokes Mitchell and Billy Porter, and Tony Award-nominees Brandon Victor Dixon and Joshua Henry. (more...)

Something to Look Forward to! Musicals Opening on Broadway in 2016Something to Look Forward to! Musicals Opening on Broadway in 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 2, 2016

With a handful of new pieces set to bow before the Tony Awards deadline in April, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at those currently set to bow on the Great White Way this year! (more...)

Broadway Loses a Bit of Sizzle as Frankie and Johnnie's on 45th Street Serves Its Last SteakBroadway Loses a Bit of Sizzle as Frankie and Johnnie's on 45th Street Serves Its Last Steak
by Michael Dale - Dec 29, 2015

The former speakeasy and old school Broadway hangout will move to W. 46th Street. (more...)

THE JAZZ SINGER Musical to Play Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park This JanuaryTHE JAZZ SINGER Musical to Play Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park This January
by Carol Kassie - Dec 21, 2015

A talented son's passion for music versus his deep commitment to his father and his heritage is the heart and soul of the classic story of THE JAZZ SINGER. A musical version of THE JAZZ SINGER, based upon the 1925 play by Samson Raphaelson will run from January 8th through January 24th at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Savion Glover & George C. Wolfe Talk Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG on CBSVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Savion Glover & George C. Wolfe Talk Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG on CBS
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

On the next UNDAY MORNING on CBS, correspondent Maurice DuBois goes behind the scenes of the new Broadway production SHUFFLE ALONG, a reimagining of the classic 1921 musical (more...)

Brian Conley to Launch New UK Tour with Variety Show ALIVE AND DANGEROUSBrian Conley to Launch New UK Tour with Variety Show ALIVE AND DANGEROUS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

It was announced today (10th December) that one of Britain's most celebrated comic-entertainers, BRIAN CONLEY, will embark on a 36-date UK tour with his brand-new variety show Alive and Dangerous in the New Year. Starting on the 4th February and running up until the 8th April, BRIAN will perform brand-new comedy, sketches and songs, alongside some of his best-known and loved retrospective material from the screen and onstage in the finest theatres around the country. (more...)

Audra McDonald-Led SHUFFLE ALONG Shifts Spring Opening to April 28Audra McDonald-Led SHUFFLE ALONG Shifts Spring Opening to April 28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed has shifted its spring performance schedule. Instead of opening on April 21, 2016, the show will now open on April 28, with previews beginning on March 15. (more...)

Ray Cooney's IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY Comes to Gallery Players This DecemberRay Cooney's IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY Comes to Gallery Players This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

Gallery Players continues its 49th season with the Holiday farce IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY by Ray Cooney, directed by Mark Harborth and running December 5 - 20, 2015. (more...)

VIDEO: SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald Thanks Contributors To Covenant House's Sleep OutVIDEO: SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald Thanks Contributors To Covenant House's Sleep Out
by Michael Dale - Nov 20, 2015

The six time Tony winner is also a tireless advocate for New York City's children. (more...)

Critically Acclaimed Vocalist Tony Babino makes Feinstein's/54 Below Debut Singing SONGS FROM THE JOLSON STORY TonightCritically Acclaimed Vocalist Tony Babino makes Feinstein's/54 Below Debut Singing SONGS FROM THE JOLSON STORY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

'Folks, you ain't heard nothin' yet!' That is the iconic quote of the legendary Al Jolson, who was called 'The World's Greatest Entertainer' through the first half of the 20th century and was arguably the first American pop superstar. When Jolson's career was all but over in the mid-1940s, Columbia Pictures decided to film the story of his life, which became the 1947 classic, The Jolson Story (followed in 1949 by a successful sequel, Jolson Sings Again). The film not only became one of the most successful biopics in movie history, it revived Jolie's career and established him once again as an entertainment superstar. (more...)

Rumer Willis, Jennifer Diamond and More Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below This WeekRumer Willis, Jennifer Diamond and More Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

This week FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Melissa Manchester, Tamara Tunie, Lena Hall Coming Up This Nov at Feinstein's/54 BelowMelissa Manchester, Tamara Tunie, Lena Hall Coming Up This Nov at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

This November, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

PHOTO FLASHBACK: KINKY BOOTS' Billy Porter as Middle School Sax PlayerPHOTO FLASHBACK: KINKY BOOTS' Billy Porter as Middle School Sax Player
by Michael Dale - Oct 22, 2015

Add another threat to the Tony-winning star's list of talents. (more...)

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