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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
Busby Berkeley Series to Kick Off This Month at Film ForumBusby Berkeley Series to Kick Off This Month at Film Forum
by Movies News Desk - Dec 2, 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 Wednesday, December 7 through Thursday, December 15. (more...)

BWW Review: 21st Annual Youth Musical THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE a Big Hit at the Morgan-WixsonBWW Review: 21st Annual Youth Musical THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE a Big Hit at the Morgan-Wixson
by Shari Barrett - Dec 2, 2016

Surely most theatre folks have seen productions of the fabulous musical THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, making the show the 2002 season's most awarded new show on Broadway, based on the original story and screenplay by Richard Morris for the 1967 Universal Pictures film directed by George Roy Hill and starring Julie Andrews. I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt, the current production directed by Anne Gesling for the Y.E.S. Youth/Teen Program at Santa Monica's Morgan-Wixson Theatre is just as good as many adult production I have seen, given the cast's talent, Gesling's spot-on fast-paced direction and fabulous 1920's costuming, Daniel Koh's musical direction creating wonderful cast harmonies, and creative choreography by Lauren Blair. (more...)

St. George Theatre to stage 13th Annual Christmas ShowSt. George Theatre to stage 13th Annual Christmas Show
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

This December 11th-13th, the St. George Theatre Restoration Inc. will stage its annual Christmas Show, originally conceived and choreographed by the non-profit theatre's founder, the late Mrs. Rosemary Cappozalo.  (more...)

Announcing the 2017 Season at the Blyth FestivalAnnouncing the 2017 Season at the Blyth Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

 In announcing the shows of the 2017 summer season at the Blyth Festival, Gil Garratt, Artistic Director, says 'On the heels of our wildly successful 2016 season, we are continuing to push boundaries, break rules, and blow our own horn to celebrate this incomparable country. And this year the ribbon will be cut on our $3.8 million newly renovated and ready to go Memorial Hall.' (more...)

Photo Flash: See Inside The Newly Renovated Royal Alexandra TheatrePhoto Flash: See Inside The Newly Renovated Royal Alexandra Theatre
by Alan Henry - Nov 22, 2016

Last week BroadwayWorld got to tour the newly renovated Royal Alexandra Theatre ahead of the opening of COME FROM AWAY and the grand re-opening of the crown jewel of the Mirvish theatre empire. (more...)

BWW Interview: MAC Award Winner Celia Berk Discusses Her Latest Album MANHATTAN SERENADE and Her Lifelong Love Affair with New YorkBWW Interview: MAC Award Winner Celia Berk Discusses Her Latest Album MANHATTAN SERENADE and Her Lifelong Love Affair with New York
by Ashley Steves - Oct 13, 2016

Ask Celia Berk what she loves about New York and she'll give you a list. Or, better yet, an album. Corporate executive by day, cabaret chanteuse by night (and a damn good one), Berk has won a MAC Award (New York Debut – Female), a Bistro Award (Vocalist), a BWW Award (NY Cabaret Debut), and The Margaret Whiting Award from The Mabel Mercer Foundation since her 2014 debut album You Can't Rush Spring. Her latest, Manhattan Serenade, is an eclectic collection of New York and New York-esque songs steeped in nostalgia and romance, complete with arrangements by Alex Rybeck and a stunning orchestra. Extended by popular demand, Berk will celebrate its release once more at the Metropolitan Room this Friday, October 14 at 7:00 pm. Before the show, we sat down for a discussion on her love note to New York, carving out a space for yourself in the city, and typical New York resilience. (more...)

BWW Review: David Campbell Is Sensational As Bobby Darin In The World Premiere Of DREAM LOVER: THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICALBWW Review: David Campbell Is Sensational As Bobby Darin In The World Premiere Of DREAM LOVER: THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by Jade Kops - Oct 8, 2016

New musical DREAM LOVER: THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL is an amazing, honest tribute to the life of the American singer, songwriter, actor and political activist. (more...)

Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Kate Baldwin and More Set for October at Feinstein's/54 BelowAdam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Kate Baldwin and More Set for October at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

This September, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Kate Baldwin and More Set for October at Feinstein's/54 BelowAdam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Kate Baldwin and More Set for October at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

This September, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Newly-Discovered Marx Bros. Footage!Newly-Discovered Marx Bros. Footage!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

'Marx Bros. & The Golden Age of Vaudeville,' a one-week festival including brand new restorations of the team's first five feature comedies, along with special programs devoted to the halcyon days of vaudeville, will run at Film Forum from Today, September 23 through Thursday, September 29. (more...)

Newly-Discovered Marx Bros. Footage!Newly-Discovered Marx Bros. Footage!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

'Marx Bros. & The Golden Age of Vaudeville,' a one-week festival including brand new restorations of the team's first five feature comedies, along with special programs devoted to the halcyon days of vaudeville, will run at Film Forum from Friday, September 23 through Thursday, September 29. (more...)

BWW Review: KRITZERLAND Celebrates 6th Anniversary with a Big Dose of PanacheBWW Review: KRITZERLAND Celebrates 6th Anniversary with a Big Dose of Panache
by Don Grigware - Sep 6, 2016

Hard to believe, but Kritzerland turned 6 on Sunday September 4 at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal. Bruce Kimmel and his record company Kritzerland began their series of concerts at the Gardenia for the first year, then moved to Vitello's with Michael Sterling and onto the Federal four years ago. Kimmel and Kritzerland are joined at the hip; it's his brainchild ... and he brings all of his ingenious theatricality and cleverness to each show. This anniversary show was over.the.moon great with terribly eclectic, funny numbers and some absolutely wonderful talent. On board were steadies Sharon McNight, Nick Santa Maria, Ilene Graff and hubbie Ben Lanzarone, Jenna Lea Rosen, Sami Staitman and special appearance by composer Richard M. Sherman. Newcomers Marc Ginsburg, Reagan Pasternak and little Hayley Shukiar joined 'Guy Haines' for a heartfelt and laugh-filled concert. Wonderful Richard Allen served as musical director and accompanist for most of the songs throughout the 90-minute set. (more...)

BWW Flashback: We've Got the Broadway Blues... SHUFFLE ALONG Takes Final Bow TonightBWW Flashback: We've Got the Broadway Blues... SHUFFLE ALONG Takes Final Bow Tonight
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 24, 2016

SHUFFLE ALONG will play its final Broadway performance today, July 24, 2016, the day six-time Tony-winning star Audra McDonald was already set to depart the production for a multi-month maternity leave. SHUFFLE ALONG began performances on March 15, 2016 and officially opened on April 28 at the Music Box Theatre. It will have played 38 previews and 100 regular performances by the time it ends. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through the show's Broadway journey! (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Laura Benanti Visit Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell at SHUFFLE ALONGTWITTER WATCH: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Laura Benanti Visit Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell at SHUFFLE ALONG
by Michael Dale - Jul 14, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda tweets high praise for the show and for Audra McDonald's understudy Darlesia Cearcy. (more...)

Mark Nadler to Perform Songs of Cole Porter at Bridge Street Theatre, 8/6Mark Nadler to Perform Songs of Cole Porter at Bridge Street Theatre, 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre, already renowned for its ambitious and eclectic mix of theater, music, magic, and more, is delighted to announce the third installment in Tom Andersen's "Words and Music: The Songbook Series": the indefatigable and wildly versatile Mark Nadler in "Let's Misbehave: A Cole Porter Soiree". Come experience Porter's brilliant songs as you've -unquestionably - NEVER heard them before. Mr. Nadler tears the roof off BST's Speakeasy at 44 West Bridge Street on Saturday August 6 at 8:00pm. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald Admits To Fangirling Over Disney Junior's Doc McStuffinsTWITTER WATCH: SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald Admits To Fangirling Over Disney Junior's Doc McStuffins
by Michael Dale - Jul 6, 2016

The pregnant Broadway stars says she will definitely be showing the animated program to her little one. (more...)

FACEBOOK WATCH: Billy Porter Welcomes Tommy Tune and Andrea Martin To SHUFFLE ALONGFACEBOOK WATCH: Billy Porter Welcomes Tommy Tune and Andrea Martin To SHUFFLE ALONG
by Michael Dale - Jun 29, 2016

The legendary dancer/director/choreographer and the great Broadway clown greet the Tony-winning star backstage. (more...)

BWW Interview: SAM HARRIS HAMs It Up While Telling It RealBWW Interview: SAM HARRIS HAMs It Up While Telling It Real
by Gil Kaan - Jun 27, 2016

This showbiz phenom has been making music and telling stories since he burst into the public's consciousness as the winner of the first season of Star Search in 1983. A multi-platinum recording artist, Broadway staple and frequent TV actor; Sam Harris has now added book author to his growing occupational categories of credits. (more...)

BWW Preview: DANIEL BOAVENTURA SINGS BROADWAY STANDARDS BY JEWISH COMPOSERSBWW Preview: DANIEL BOAVENTURA SINGS BROADWAY STANDARDS BY JEWISH COMPOSERS
by Claudio Erlichman - Jun 27, 2016

In the year that the Congregacăo Israelita Paulista (CIP) celebrates 80 years of great history and dedication to the Jewish community and the Brazilian society, the actor and singer Daniel Boaventura was chosen to be the attraction of the commemorative concert for the benefit of social work of the institution . The event, which takes place June 29 at the Teatro Sergio Cardoso, will be presented by Rubens Ewald Filho - also one of the directors and writers alongside Claudio Erlichman - and will journey for more than 50 years of history of the great Broadway classics, highlighting the strong Jewish influence in the American Songbook, which contributed to the emergence of a new artistic genre, the musical theater. The show, named 'Broadwish - From Shtetl to Broadway', created especially for this occasion, will bring a repertoire full of standards composed and written by renowned Jewish composers such as Irving Berlin, George & Ira Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz , Oscar Hammerstein II, Kander & Ebb and Burt Bacharach among others. (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG Sets Sudden Broadway Closing After Audra McDonald DepartsSHUFFLE ALONG Sets Sudden Broadway Closing After Audra McDonald Departs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The New York Times is reporting that Shuffle Along will close on July 24th, currently the date of Audra McDonald's departure citing a low advance for after she leaves the show.  (more...)

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