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
Michael Feinstein Performs with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 08, 2014

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra is celebrating 10 years of Broadway POPS! with a concert starring Michael Feinstein, master of The Great American Songbook, tonight, February 8, at 8 pm at Richardson Auditorium on Princeton University Campus. The concert continues a tradition of quality pops programming featuring top Broadway artists accompanied by the PSO, and will be conducted by Sam Kriger. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly, Brian Stokes Mitchell & Ryan Silverman to Lead Kennedy Center's CAMELOT Concert on 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

For its 22nd annual Spring Gala, the Kennedy Center will salute the more than 13 year tenure of Kennedy Center president Michael M. Kaiser with Camelot in Concert on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. The famed 1960 musical features book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner with music by Frederick Loewe and this semi-staged concert version will be adapted, directed and choreographed by Tony Award® nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge. The concert staging will be accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Music Director James Moore. With this concert, Camelot makes its Kennedy Center debut. One of the co-chairs of the 2014 Spring Gala will be Laysha Ward, President, Target Community Relations. (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 - Jan 28, 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...)

BROADWAY ACTORS PRESENT THE PUBLIC SPEAKING GUIDE FOR EVERYONE by Peitho is Available Now
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

There have been oodles of books written about public speaking, among them Dale Carnegie's timeless masterpieces, yet this one is unlike any other. Because, while also covering the basics, it features unusual techniques found nowhere else that bring speeches and presentations to riveting life, and enable speakers to mine fear to their advantage. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: From Cockney to Royalty: A Young Kate Middleton Stars in School Production of MY FAIR LADY
by Stage Tube - Jan 27, 2014

The Daily Mail has debuted a newly-uncovered video of an 11-year-old Kate Middleton starring in her 1993 school production of MY FAIR LADY as Eliza Doolittle. Check out snippets of scenes from the performance below! (more...)

The Cleveland POPS Orchestra with Carl Topilow Pays Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch with a Special Concert, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

The Cleveland POPS Orchestra with Carl Topilow pays tribute to the musical genius of Marvin Hamlisch in a special concert at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21st in Severance Hall. The concert will feature three of the performers who worked with Hamlisch and knew him well. Broadway legends Donna McKechnie, Jodi Benson, Doug LaBrecque, along with POPS conductor Topilow, will share behind-the-scenes experiences and personal conversations they had with Marvin. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Goodman Theatre's GREAT WOMEN AT PLAY Series, Beg. Tonight
by Stage Tube - Jan 18, 2014

Goodman Theatre introduces a new subscription package for 2014, 'Great Women at Play,' featuring works written and directed by a handful of the most popular female playwrights working in the American theater today. This special package for women-and men-includes five plays for the price of four, a complimentary visit to the exclusive Goodman Lounge and the opportunity to win a $100 gift certificate from the Goodman's preferred restaurant partner, Petterino's. Visit GoodmanTheatre.org/GreatWomen for more information, and check out a video of the artists involved below! (more...)

Mary Beth Fisher, Jordan Baker-Kilner and More Star in Goodman Theatre's LUNA GALE, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2014

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...)

Brent Barrett Will Return to Broadway's CHICAGO as 'Billy Flynn' Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

On Monday, January 20, the company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical smash Chicago is pleased to welcome back Olivier Award nominee Brent Barrett in a new return engagement to the starring role of 'that silver-tongued Prince of the Courtroom,' Billy Flynn. (more...)

Michael Feinstein to Perform with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra is celebrating 10 years of Broadway POPS! with a concert starring Michael Feinstein, master of The Great American Songbook, on Saturday, February 8, at 8 pm at Richardson Auditorium on Princeton University Campus. The concert continues a tradition of quality pops programming featuring top Broadway artists accompanied by the PSO, and will be conducted by Sam Kriger. (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More Set to Direct The Muny's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Muny Executive Producer Mike Isaacson announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2014 Season, which opens on June 16 with Billy Elliot The Musical. "We're so happy these exciting artists are creating our 2014 season," said Isaacson. "This is a challenging season, one with incredible variety and power. We're fortunate that such extraordinary talents will be creating our 'Muny Magic.'" (more...)

Julie Andrews Returns as Host of PBS's FROM VIENNA: THE NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION 2014 Today
by TV News Desk - Jan 01, 2014

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...)

Rob McClure, Joshua Henry & More to Celebrate MGM Musicals at LYRICS & LYRICISTS on 1/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Follow Lyrics & Lyricists over the rainbow to the West Coast and the glory days of MGM. On January 11, 12and 13 Tony Award® winner Kathleen Marshall makes her L&L debut as guest artistic director for Going Hollywood, a singing, dancing, Technicolor celebration of the silver screen's greatest musicals, featuring Cameron Adams, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Joshua Henry, Jeremy Jordan, Rob McClure and Rachel York. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 12/15/2013
by BWW - Dec 15, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/15/2013 for Boston (more...)

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...)

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