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
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...)

Extensive New Video Montage For GIGI On Broadway Starring Vanessa HudgensExtensive New Video Montage For GIGI On Broadway Starring Vanessa Hudgens
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 11, 2015

Get an extended sneak peek at GIGI on Broadway! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Carpet at GIGI's Opening Night!Photo Coverage: On the Carpet at GIGI's Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Apr 10, 2015

Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, celebrated its opening Wednesday night, April 8, at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street).Gigi starsVanessa Hudgens, who makes her Broadway debut in the title role, Tony Award-winner Victoria Clark(The Light in the Piazza, Sister Act, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella) as Mamita, Corey Cott(Newsies) as Gaston Lachaille, three-time Tony Award-nominee Dee Hoty (The Will RogersFollies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, Footloose) as Aunt Alicia, two-time Tony Award-nomineeHoward McGillin (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes) as Honore Lachaille andSteffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins) as Liane d'Exelmans. (more...)

Dazzling New Video Promo For GIGI On Broadway Starring Vanessa HudgensDazzling New Video Promo For GIGI On Broadway Starring Vanessa Hudgens
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 10, 2015

Gigi on Broadway glitters in new video promo! (more...)

Stage Tube: Finally! Norm Lewis' WHO AM I? on PBS Tonight!Stage Tube: Finally! Norm Lewis' WHO AM I? on PBS Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

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CAMELOT Comes to The Ordway, 5/12-17CAMELOT Comes to The Ordway, 5/12-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will welcome the national tour of Lerner & Loewe's Camelot to the Saint Paul stage May 12-17. (more...)

BWW TV: Bienvenue! Chatting with Vanessa Hudgens & the Company of GIGI on Opening NightBWW TV: Bienvenue! Chatting with Vanessa Hudgens & the Company of GIGI on Opening Night
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 9, 2015

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for opening night and you can check out interviews with the full gang after the curtain went down below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: GIGI Company Celebrates Opening Night- Go Inside the After Party!Photo Coverage: GIGI Company Celebrates Opening Night- Go Inside the After Party!
by Walter McBride - Apr 9, 2015

Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, celebrated its opening last night, April 8, at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street).Gigi starsVanessa Hudgens, who makes her Broadway debut in the title role, Tony Award-winner Victoria Clark(The Light in the Piazza, Sister Act, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella) as Mamita, Corey Cott(Newsies) as Gaston Lachaille, three-time Tony Award-nominee Dee Hoty (The Will Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, Footloose) as Aunt Alicia, two-time Tony Award-nomineeHoward McGillin (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes) as Honore Lachaille and Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins) as Liane d'Exelmans. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from inside the after party below! (more...)

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of GIGI- with  Andrew Rannells, Danny Burtstein & More!BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of GIGI- with Andrew Rannells, Danny Burtstein & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 9, 2015

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for opening night, where he chatted with all of the evening's celebrity guests on the red carpet. Below, check out interviews with Andrew Rannells, Lea DeLaria, Danny Burstein, Rebecca Luker and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/9/15- BRIGADOONSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/9/15- BRIGADOON
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2015

Today in 1957, Brigadoon opened at the Adelphi Theatre, where it ran for 47 performances. Brigadoon is a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. Songs from the musical, such as 'Almost Like Being in Love' have become standards. The story involves two American tourists who stumble upon Brigadoon, a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every hundred years. Tommy, one of the tourists, falls in love with Fiona, a young woman from Brigadoon. The original production opened on Broadway in 1947 and ran for 581 performances. A 1954 film version starred Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse. A 1966 television version starred Robert Goulet and Peter Falk. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Hudgens & Cast of GIGI Take Opening Night Bows!Photo Coverage: Vanessa Hudgens & Cast of GIGI Take Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - Apr 9, 2015

Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, celebrated its opening last night, April 8, at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street).Gigi stars Vanessa Hudgens, who makes her Broadway debut in the title role, Tony Award-winner Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza, Sister Act, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella) as Mamita, Corey Cott (Newsies) as Gaston Lachaille, three-time Tony Award-nominee Dee Hoty (The Will Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, Footloose) as Aunt Alicia, two-time Tony Award-nominee Howard McGillin (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes) as Honore Lachaille and Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins) as Liane d'Exelmans. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

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