Alan Jay Lerner News

Date Of Birth:
August 31, 1918
Date Of Death:
June 14, 1986 (67)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Gender:
Male
Review Roundup: Goodman Theatre's BRIGADOON in Chicago
by Review Roundups - Jul 14, 2014

Goodman Theatre presents BRIGADOON, the first large-scale professional revival in more than three decades. The production opened on July 7, 2014. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Review Roundup: MY FAIR LADY at The Guthrie
by Review Roundups - Jul 10, 2014

The Guthrie Theater opened My Fair Lady, the hummable, quotable, utterly enjoyable musical for the whole family. Playing for the first time at the Guthrie, under the direction of Joe Dowling, My Fair Lady features Helen Anker as Eliza Doolittle, Tony Sheldon as Colonel Pickering, Donald Corren as Alfred P. Doolittle - all in their Guthrie debuts - and Jeff McCarthy as Professor Henry Higgins. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/8- CAMELOT
by Stage Tube - Jul 08, 2014

Today in 1980, the first Broadway revival of Camelot opened at the New York State Theatre, where it ran for 56 performances. Camelot is a musical by Alan Jay Lerner (book and lyrics) and Frederick Loewe (music). It is based on the King Arthur legend as adapted from the T. H. White tetralogy novel The Once and Future King. The original 1960 production, directed by Moss Hart and orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett and Philip J. Lang, ran on Broadway for 873 performances, winning four Tony Awards and spawning several revivals, foreign productions and a 1967 film version. The 1980 cast starred Richard Burton, Christine Ebersole, and Richard Muenz. (more...)

Lady Gaga Evokes Eliza Doolittle & References MY FAIR LADY
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 08, 2014

Worldwide pop superstar Lady Gaga pays homage to another famous theatrical leading lady, none other than Eliza Doolittle of MY FAIR LADY fame, in a new social media shot shared earlier this week. (more...)

Goodman Theatre's BRIGADOON Extends Again Through August 17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

By popular demand, Brigadoon extends its stay at Goodman Theatre for the second time; seven performances just added, running now through August 17. (more...)

National Tour of CAMELOT Coming to TPAC, 11/4-9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

The national tour of Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT reimagines the classic tale of King Arthur, Guinevere, and Lancelot, and Nashville audiences can fall in love again with this beloved musical, which will play Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall for a limited, one-week engagement November 4-9. (more...)

BRIGADOON, With Revamped Libretto, Opens Tonight at the Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Goodman Theatre presents Brigadoon, the first large-scale professional revival in more than three decades, extended through August 10 by popular demand; the full 28-member company remains intact. Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick's Loewe's legendary musical of Broadway's Golden Age, under director/choreographer Rachel Rockwell, tells the enchanting tale of an 18th century Scottish village that appears every century for one day only -- and the complications that arise when it's discovered by two 20th century Americans. Book writer Brian Hill revisits the libretto for this production, while music director Roberta Duchak and an orchestra of 13 use new orchestrations to enhance Loewe's lilting score. Brigadoon runs at the Albert Theatre. Opening night is tonight, July 7. (more...)

Photo Flash: BRIGADOON at Goodman Theatre, Now Through 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Goodman Theatre presents Brigadoon. Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's legendary musical of Broadway's Golden Age, under director/choreographer Rachel Rockwell, tells the enchanting tale of an 18th century Scottish village that appears every century for one day only -- and the complications that arise when it's discovered by two 20th century Americans. Book writer Brian Hill revisits the libretto for this production, while music director Roberta Duchak and an orchestra of 13 use new orchestrations to enhance Loewe's lilting score. Brigadoon runs June 27 to August 10 in the Albert Theatre. Check below for photos from the production! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 2nd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 02, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's the TOP TEN HOT TOPIX for the first half of 2014! Did your favorites make the list? (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Satisfying MY FAIR LADY at Porthouse Theatre
by Roy Berko - Jun 30, 2014

Last year's Porthouse production of 'South Pacific' joined the beautiful and gifted Kayce Cummings (Green) as Nellie Forbush with suave and talented Greg Violand as Emile DeBecque, with Terri Kent, the theatre's artistic director. The result was 'an evening of fine entertainment.' This year the trio joined forces for a pleasing 'My Fair Lady.' (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 25, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 25, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Brigadoon' and 'The Last Ship' bust their moves, 'Kinky Boots' and 'Jersey Boys' announce returns, midsummer closings loom, 'Marvelettes,' 'Spelling Bee' and 'Seussical' open, the new shows 'Jim And Dave' and 'Apes Of Wrath,' plus a noteworthy trio at Davenport's and more! (more...)

Vanessa Hudgens, Corey Cott, Victoria Clark, Kate Burton & More Set for NYC Reading of Broadway-Bound GIGI
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced its 2014- 2015 theater season today, including the pre-Broadway engagement of Gigi featuring a re-envisioned book by Heidi Thomas with direction by Eric Schaeffer. The Kennedy Center will also produce the world premiere musical Little Dancer with book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty, and direction and choreography by Susan Stroman; touring productions of Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Once; and back by popular demand following its record-breaking six week engagement in 2013, the multi-Tony Awardź-winning musical from the creators of South Park, The Book of Mormon, will return for a limited engagement. The season also brings the eighth season of Barbara Cook's Spotlight series, individually showcasing five Broadway performers in a cabaret setting. From March 2 - 24, Iberian Suite: arts remix across continents will bring a multitude of theatrical offerings to the Kennedy Center. As part of the Center's efforts to support the creation of new works, the Kennedy Center will host the 13th annual Page-to-Stage new play festival and the 47th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/21- CAMELOT
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2014

Today in 1993, the second Broadway revival of Camelot opened at the George Gershwin Theatre, where it ran for 56 performances. Camelot is a musical by Alan Jay Lerner (book and lyrics) and Frederick Loewe (music). It is based on the King Arthur legend as adapted from the T. H. White tetralogy novel The Once and Future King. The original 1960 production, directed by Moss Hart and orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett and Philip J. Lang, ran on Broadway for 873 performances, winning four Tony Awards and spawning several revivals, foreign productions and a 1967 film version. The 1993 cast starred Robert Goulet, Steve Blanchard, and Patricia Kies. (more...)

BRIGADOON Extends Through August 10 at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Goodman Theatre adds eight more performances of Brigadoon, the first large-scale professional revival in more than three decades, extended through August 10 by popular demand; the full 28-member company remains intact. Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick's Loewe's legendary musical of Broadway's Golden Age, under director/choreographer Rachel Rockwell, tells the enchanting tale of an 18th century Scottish village that appears every century for one day only -- and the complications that arise when it's discovered by two 20th century Americans. (more...)

New York City Center's 2015 Encores! Season to Feature PAINT YOUR WAGON, ZORBA!, and LADY, BE GOOD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

According to The New York Times, City Center has set the 2015 Encores! 2015, which will open with George and Ira Gershwin's first complete musical, LADY, BE GOOD,. Performances are slated to begin on Feb. 4, and run through Feb. 8. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Chicago Looks Back: Reviews of Tony-winner Jessie Mueller's Chicago Stage Performances!
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 09, 2014

Between graduating from Syracuse University in 2005, and getting her Broadway break opposite Harry Connick, Jr., in 2011, Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller was a Chicago-based actress, following in the steps of her Evanston-based parents, Roger Mueller and Jill Shellabarger. And what a career she had in the Windy City! (more...)

Brand New Production of BRIGADOON to Play the Goodman Theatre, June 27-Aug 3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

This summer, it's "almost like being in love!" Goodman Theatre produces the first large-scale, professional revival of Brigadoon -- Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick's Loewe's legendary musical of Broadway's Golden Age -- in more than three decades. Under director/choreographer Rachel Rockwell, a company of 28 actors, dancers and singers breathe new life into the enchanting tale of an 18th century Scottish village that appears every century for one day only -- and the complications that arise when it's discovered by two 20th century Americans. With adapter Brian Hill, Rockwell revisits the libretto for this production, while music director Roberta Duchak and an orchestra of 13 use new orchestrations to enhance Loewe's lilting score. (more...)

Summer Stages: My Choices for California Summer Theatre
by Don Grigware - Jun 03, 2014

Ghost, Pantages Theatre/June 27 -July13/www.hollywoodpantages.com/ The musical stage adaptation of the 1990 runaway hit film of the same title that starred Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Oscar-winning Whoopi Goldberg. Despite its mixed reviews, the show, which originated on the West End, received 3 Tony nominations for its Broadway engagement. With book/lyrics by Bruce Joel and music/lyrics by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, Ghost's musical score includes the ever-popular 'Unchained Melody' and is bound to be an audience grabber. (more...)

Seven Questions with TSO Conductor Steven Reineke
by Alan Henry - May 19, 2014

On May 20th and 21st, Pops Maestro Steven Reineke and company will pay homage to a legendary Broadway duo: Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe. You'll enjoy all the most memorable songs from such classic musicals as My Fair Lady, Camelot, Gigi, and Brigadoon, sung with verve by a top-notch cast of singers. (more...)

Re-Envisioned GIGI to Play in Concert at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre; Set for D.C., Broadway in 2015!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

The 5th Avenue Theatre will present a concert version of Lerner and Loewe's Tony Award-winning musical, GIGI, May 16 through the 18th, 2014. The musical, which has been announced for a Broadway opening in 2015, will be performed in a glamorous concert setting, complete with a revised book. (more...)

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