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
2015 Broadway Cast Recording For GIGI Starring Vanessa Hudgens Now Streaming In Full2015 Broadway Cast Recording For GIGI Starring Vanessa Hudgens Now Streaming In Full
by Pat Cerasaro - May 21, 2015

Preview GIGI in all her recorded glory! (more...)

Cincinnati Pops to Kick Off Summer 2015 with BROADWAY SING-ALONG, 6/6Cincinnati Pops to Kick Off Summer 2015 with BROADWAY SING-ALONG, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will begin its summer series at Riverbend Music Center's Corbett Pavilion on Saturday, June 6 at 8 p.m. with a special 'Broadway Sing-Along' featuring classic Broadway hits and inviting the audience to sing along. (more...)

New Broadway Cast Recording of GIGI Now Available DigitallyNew Broadway Cast Recording of GIGI Now Available Digitally
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

DMI Soundtracks has announced the immediate availability on iTunes of the New Broadway Cast Recording for Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy.  The recording was produced and engineered by six-time Grammy Award winner Frank Filipetti.  The CD is slated for release in June.  (more...)

Cast Recording For GIGI On Broadway Starring Vanessa Hudgens Now Available Early On iTunesCast Recording For GIGI On Broadway Starring Vanessa Hudgens Now Available Early On iTunes
by Pat Cerasaro - May 15, 2015

Gigi hits the recording studio! (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Vincente Minnelli Shimmers Onstage - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, GIGI & THE BAND WAGONFLASH FRIDAY: Vincente Minnelli Shimmers Onstage - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, GIGI & THE BAND WAGON
by Pat Cerasaro - May 15, 2015

Today we are celebrating the mainstage musicals based on the films on Vincente Minnelli that have cropped up this season. (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre to Present GUYS AND DOLLS, 6/11-21Reagle Music Theatre to Present GUYS AND DOLLS, 6/11-21
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will open its 47th consecutive summer season with the Broadway favorite, Guys and Dolls, from June 11-21, 2015 at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452). Set in Damon Runyon's jubilant, shimmering New York City, this Tony Award-winning musical about gangsters, showgirls, and mission workers stars Olivier Award nominee Brent Barrett as Sky Masterson (Broadway's Chicago, PBS's Kiss Me, Kate) and opera singer Mara Bonde as Sarah Brown (The Boston Pops). Broadway veteran David Hugo (LES MISERABLES) returns to direct Frank Loesser's romantic comedy that demonstrates the great lengths to which a guy will go when he truly falls in love with a 'doll.' Reagle Music Theatre is the long-running regional theater company known for casting Broadway stars alongside regional talent. Individual tickets range from $35 to $63; season subscriptions and group tickets are available at a discount. Tickets can be purchased at www.reaglemusictheatre.com, by calling 781-891-5600, or at the theater box office. (more...)

VIDEO: GIGI's Vanessa Hudgens Chats Overcoming Her Fear of Heights on 'The Talk'VIDEO: GIGI's Vanessa Hudgens Chats Overcoming Her Fear of Heights on 'The Talk'
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2015

Vanessa Hudgens stopped by THE TALK, airing from New York City this week, to chat about her Broadway play 'Gigi.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: A Broadway Romance- GIGI Cast Member Ashley Yeater Gets a Surprise Proposal Onstage!STAGE TUBE: A Broadway Romance- GIGI Cast Member Ashley Yeater Gets a Surprise Proposal Onstage!
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2015

Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, has been going strong at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street), and the cast has something new to celebrate- ensemble member Ashley Yeater just got a surprise prospal onstage! THe show's official Instagram writes: 'She said YES!!!  Thank you @ashleyyeater and Rikki for sharing such a special moment with us!#GigiBlessings.' (more...)

BWW Interviews: 6 Questions & a Plug with CAMELOT's Tim RoganBWW Interviews: 6 Questions & a Plug with CAMELOT's Tim Rogan
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 11, 2015

Dashing Tim Rogan plays the lover Lancelot, whose passion sets off the end of the fabled CAMELOT, in the new tour galloping to the Ordway's main stage this week. He answers 6 Questions & a Plug before taking the Twin Cities on. (more...)

Cast Recording For GIGI On Broadway Starring Vanessa Hudgens Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 5/26Cast Recording For GIGI On Broadway Starring Vanessa Hudgens Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 5/26
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 28, 2015

Gigi hits the recording studio! (more...)

Nancy Dussault Set for INVENTING CHAMPAGNE Lerner Tribute at Eurkea Theatre, 5/11-12Nancy Dussault Set for INVENTING CHAMPAGNE Lerner Tribute at Eurkea Theatre, 5/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

42nd Street Moon presents INVENTING CHAMPAGNE, a two-night-only engagement celebrating legendary film and Broadway lyricist Alan Jay Lerner, starring two-time Tony-nominated actress Nancy Dussault (The Sound of Music, Do Re Mi). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/24/15- Barbra StreisandSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/24/15- Barbra Streisand
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2015

Happy Birthday Barbra Streisand! Streisand has appeared on Broadway in I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE and FUNNY GIRL, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. Streisand won the 1968 Academy Award for Best Actress for the role in the film version of the musical. Her next two movies were also based on musicals, Jerry Herman's Hello, Dolly!, directed by Gene Kelly (1969), and Alan Jay Lerner's and Burton Lane's On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, directed by Vincente Minnelli (1970). Additionally, she has won two Academy Awards, eight Grammy Awards, one special Tony Award, five Emmy Awards including one Daytime Emmy, an American Film Institute award, a Peabody Award, and is one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award. (more...)

BWW Feature: April Showers Show Tunes Bring Young LoveBWW Feature: April Showers Show Tunes Bring Young Love
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 19, 2015

"April showers may come your way, they bring flowers that bloom in May!" So go the words of the old Tin Pan Alley song. When the days begin to get longer, and the daffodils work to pop up through the dirt, we know that spring is just around the corner. April is that gateway to birds singing, grass growing, and romance blooming. This month we look at spring and the season's sweet rains that give life to young love. (more...)

BWW #TBT CD Reviews: Kelli O'Hara's WONDER IN THE WORLD and ALWAYS are CharismaticBWW #TBT CD Reviews: Kelli O'Hara's WONDER IN THE WORLD and ALWAYS are Charismatic
by David Clarke - Apr 16, 2015

Originally from Oklahoma, Broadway superstar Kelli O'Hara has been thrilling New York audiences as Anna Leonowens in Lincoln Center Theater's Broadway revival of THE KING AND I. While she is busy putting the final touches on this cherished, classic role before the critics take their seats for opening night, I am exploring her charismatic solo albums WONDER IN THE WORLD, a collection of classic tunes arranged and orchestrated by Harry Connick, Jr., and ALWAYS, a collection of music from Broadway shows and gifted musical writers. (more...)

Theatre By The Sea's Summer 2015 Season to Feature MY FAIR LADY, THE LITTLE MERMAID & MoreTheatre By The Sea's Summer 2015 Season to Feature MY FAIR LADY, THE LITTLE MERMAID & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Bill Hanney has announced the full lineup for the 2015 Summer Season at the historic Theatre By The Sea (TBTS). The four show subscription season will feature SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, MY FAIR LADY starring Charles Shaughnessy, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, and the Mel Brooks musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. The 2015 Children's Festival features 5 shows presented on Friday mornings for the youngest of arts lovers, and Camp Theatre By The Sea will perform LEGALLY BLONDE, JR. (more...)

VIDEO: GIGI's Vanessa Hudgens Talks Broadway Debut & More on 'The View'VIDEO: GIGI's Vanessa Hudgens Talks Broadway Debut & More on 'The View'
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Vanessa Hudgens stopped by this week's THE VIEW on ABC to talk about making her Broadway debut in the starring role in GIGI. Watch the appearance in full below! (more...)

DVR Alert: GIGI's Vanessa Hudgens Set for THE VIEW TomorrowDVR Alert: GIGI's Vanessa Hudgens Set for THE VIEW Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Gigi star Vanessa Hudgens will be interviewed on "The View" on Tuesday, April 14. "The View" airs locally at 11:00 AM (ET) on WABC-TV Channel 7. Check local listings. (more...)

Jason Tam, Ed Dixon, Lee Harrington & More Set for Sharon Playhouse's 2015 SeasonJason Tam, Ed Dixon, Lee Harrington & More Set for Sharon Playhouse's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, has announced initial casting and creative teams for its 2015 Season with the musicals My Fair Lady, Merrily We Roll Along, and Little Shop of Horrors on the Mainstage; Ed Dixon's new play Georgie: The Life and Death of George Rose and True Love on Stage 2 in the Bok Gallery. The Youth Theatre will present the Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Wheeldon's Ravishing AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Beautifully Fuses Ballet and DramaBWW Reviews: Wheeldon's Ravishing AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Beautifully Fuses Ballet and Drama
by Michael Dale - Apr 13, 2015

Ballet's Christopher Wheeldon's Broadway directorial debut is breathtaking. (more...)

VIDEO: From 'Hunchback' to GIGI - Vanessa Hudgens Talks Journey to BroadwayVIDEO: From 'Hunchback' to GIGI - Vanessa Hudgens Talks Journey to Broadway
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2015

Vanessa Hudgens stopped by the TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON to talk about starring on Broadway and the stage roles that led up to her turn on the Great White Way, from Quasimodo to GIGI. (more...)

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