Alan Jay Lerner News

Date Of Birth:
August 31, 1918
Date Of Death:
June 14, 1986 (67)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
New Chicago Artists Join the Goodman's Artistic Team for 2013-14 Playwrights Unit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

A new crop of local talent joins Goodman Theatre's artistic team for the 2013/2014 Season. The four Chicago-based writers named to the fourth season of the Playwrights Unit-a year-long residency program designed to support and develop new works-include Andrew Hinderaker, Gift Theatre ensemble member; Mickle Maher, cofounder of Theater Oobleck; Anne Garcia-Romero, a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists; and Laura Schellhardt, who oversees undergraduate playwriting at Northwestern University. A partnership with Chicago Dramatists, the Playwrights Unit meets twice per month with members of the Goodman's artistic team to discuss their plays-in-progress and provide feedback for one another. The program includes readings of the playwrights' works-in-progress at Chicago Dramatists in early 2014, and culminates in summer 2014 with staged readings of their completed works at the Goodman. Playwrights Unit alumni include Greg Allen, Alice Austen, Ike Holter and Christopher Oscar Peña (2012/2013 Season); Philip Dawkins, Nambi E. Kelley, Elaine Romero and Martin Zimmerman (2011/2012 Season); and Seth Bockley, Lisa Dillman, Laura Jacqmin and Rohina Malik (2010/2011 Season). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 12/08/2013
by BWW - Dec 08, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/08/2013 for Boston (more...)

Goodman Theatre Kicks Off Latino-Focused 2013 New Stages Festival, Now thru 12/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 07, 2013

Now in its 10th year, Goodman Theatre's 2013 New Stages festival features five FREE new plays-two fully staged workshop productions performed in repertory plus three staged readings-in the Owen Theatre, today, December 7 - 22. (more...)

Julie Andrews Returns as Host of PBS's FROM VIENNA: THE NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION 2014, 1/1
by TV News Desk - Dec 05, 2013

Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns for the fifth time to host the festive annual New Year's celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic, under the direction of Daniel Barenboim from Vienna's Musikverein. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 12/01/2013
by BWW - Dec 01, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/01/2013 for Boston (more...)

BWW Review: CAMELOT: Jewels in the Crown
by Nancy Grossman - Dec 01, 2013

New Repertory Theatre's revival of Lerner and Loewe's 1961 Tony Award-winning musical places the emphasis where it belongs, on the passions of the star-crossed lovers. It evokes an era of youth, hope, and possibility that was embodied in the administration of President John F. Kennedy, whose assassination fifty years ago provides a somber backdrop to the production at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown. (more...)

Leslie Caron Stars in 6 DANCE LESSONS IN 6 WEEKS at Laguna Playhouse, Now thru 12/29
by TV News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

The Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to present film great Leslie Caron (An American In Paris, Gigi, Fanny) in a comic and heartfelt valentine to the human condition, SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, written by Richard Alfieri and directed by Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot). Additional exciting casting news to be announced shortly! SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will begin previews tonight, November 26 and will open on Saturday, December 7 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Bebe Neuwirth's STORIES... IN NYC – Live at 54 BELOW is Spirited and Delectable
by David Clarke - Nov 25, 2013

In March 2013, Bebe Neuwirth made her 54 BELOW debut with her one-woman cabaret STORIES WITH PIANO #4. Broadway Records preserved her cabaret by beautifully recording her Thursday, March 21 performance. Now, her ebullient and spirited cabaret has been made into a charming album entitled STORIES… IN NYC - Live at 54 BELOW. On the album, audiences are treated to Bebe Neuwirth's indefatigable Broadway belt, charismatic performances, and delightful personality as she delivers her brand of indefatigable star quality. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 11/24/2013
by BWW - Nov 24, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/24/2013 for Boston (more...)

Sydney's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS to Close 12/8 at Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2013

The Sydney season of the devilishly cheeky, fun-filled Broadway musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will end on December 8, it was announced today by producer George Youakim from James Anthony Productions. The season had already been extended due to popular demand and wide-spread critical acclaim; however all good things must come to an end, with the final performance on Sunday December 8 at the Theatre Royal. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 11/17/2013
by BWW - Nov 17, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/17/2013 for Boston (more...)

Larry Yando Stars in Goodman Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2013

The most wonderful time of the year is underway as rehearsals begin this week for Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol, 'a joyous present for the entire family' (Chicago Sun-Times), in its 36th annual production. Directing the holiday favorite for the first time, Henry Wishcamper's production features all-new on stage magic-set elements, special effects and more. The cast of 27 (below, includes 14 new and 13 returning cast members) stars Larry Yando, who most recently appeared in Mary Zimmerman's production of The Jungle Book as Shere Khan, in his sixth turn as Ebenezer Scrooge and 8-year-old Matthew Abraham as Tiny Tim for the second year. A Christmas Carol runs tonight, November 16 - December 28 in the Goodman's Albert Theatre. (more...)

Re-Envisioned GIGI to Play Pre-Broadway Engagement at Kennedy Center in January 2015; Eric Schaeffer to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Nov 06, 2013

Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved musical GIGI will play a pre-Broadway engagement in the Eisenhower Theater atThe John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (David M. Rubenstein, chairman, Michael M. Kaiser, president) in Washington, D.C. in January 2015. (more...)

Leigh Barrett Partners with Upstage Lung Cancer for Cabaret Benefit Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

Reading's Leigh Barrett is joining forces with Upstage Lung Cancer (ULC), a non-profit organization comprised of lung cancer survivors; dedicated physicians, performing artists, friends and family dedicated to fighting lung cancer, to present a one-night-only benefit concert I Could Have Danced All Night - the Songs of Alan Jay Lerner tonight, November 5, 7:30 pm at The Lyric Stage, 140 Clarendon Street, Boston. A wine and dessert reception and silent auction immediately follow the performance. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/2-11/3/2013
by - Nov 03, 2013

Hottest Articles on from this weekend Sunday, November 3, 2013 - Sunday, November 3, 2013. (more...)

by - Nov 03, 2013

Today in 1960, Camelot opened at the Majestic Theatre, where it ran for 873 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, won four Tony Awards and spawned several revivals, foreign productions and a 1967 film version. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Des Moines - Week of 11/03/2013
by BWW - Nov 03, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/03/2013 for Des Moines (more...)

ROOSTER ROOM, FEATHERS & TEETH and ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY Join Goodman's 2013 New Stages Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

Goodman Theatre announces the complete line-up for its 2013 New Stages festival, this year celebrating Latino playwrights. Three staged readings-The Rooster Room by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes, Feathers and Teeth by Charise Castro Smith and Another Word for Beauty by Jose Rivera-complement the previously-announced two fully-staged workshop productions, The Upstairs Concierge by Pulitzer Prize finalist Kristoffer Diaz and The Solid Sand Below by former Goodman Theatre Playwrights Unit member Martin Zimmerman. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

Due to popular demand and wide-spread critical acclaim, producer George Youakim from James Anthony Productions today announced that the season of the devilishly cheeky, fun-filled Broadway musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels has been extended to December 8 at Sydney's Theatre Royal. New performances go on sale on Friday. Sydney audiences are rolling in the aisles to what the Sydney Morning Herald has labelled 'the best new musical to hit Sydney this century.' (more...)

Mary Beth Fisher, Jordan Baker-Kilner and More to Star in Goodman Theatre's LUNA GALE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

The question of who determines a child's fate amidst drug addiction, religion and child custody laws takes center stage in Rebecca Gilman's newest work, Luna Gale, directed by Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls. (more...)

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