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Date Of Birth:
August 31, 1918
Date Of Death:
June 14, 1986 (67)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
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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
Premierenreport: Frische Neuproduktion von MY FAIR LADY in KielPremierenreport: Frische Neuproduktion von MY FAIR LADY in Kiel
by Iris Moebius - Nov 9, 2015

Genau so viel Mut wie ihre Heldin Eliza bewiesen Alan Jay Lerner und Frederick Loewe 1956, als sie aus George Bernard Shaws erfolgreicher »Romanze in 5 Akten« Pygmalion ein Musical machten. Doch diese Courage zahlte sich aus - MY FAIR LADY wurde zu dem Musical überhaupt und stellt auch 60 Jahre nach seiner Uraufführung am Broadway noch überraschende Fragen an die Bedeutung von Bildung und Verhalten für unser Fortkommen und das Verhältnis von intellektueller und emotionaler Intelligenz für unser Zusammenleben - verpackt in einer immer noch bezaubernd ehrlichen Variante des Aschenputtel-Motivs. Das Theater Kiel inszeniert den Klassiker in dieser Spielzeit nun unter der Leitung von Ricarda Regina Ludigkeit. Die Premiere fand am vergangenen Samstag statt, und Publikum wie Presse zeigten sich gleichermaßen beeindruckt. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 11/09/15Nashville Theater Calendar 11/09/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 8, 2015

Thus, we are happy to present the return of one our most popular features: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come. Something's missing? That's an easy fix: just send us a message here, on Facebook, or by email at jeffreyellis37215@att.com. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY, Jule Styne's Greatest Hits, DIE FLEDERMAUS and More Set for Light Opera Works in 2016MY FAIR LADY, Jule Styne's Greatest Hits, DIE FLEDERMAUS and More Set for Light Opera Works in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Light Opera Works' 2016 season will open with MY FAIR LADY starring Nick Sandys as Henry Higgins (June 4-12), followed by MAME (August 20-28), LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITS Songs from GYPSY, FUNNY GIRL and more, (October 7-16), and DIE FLEDERMAUS (December 26-January 1, 2017). (more...)

CRITICS CHOICE: We Could Make BelieveCRITICS CHOICE: We Could Make Believe
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 6, 2015

Halloween's all done in, there are still three weeks ahead before we officially give thanks, and Christmas - and all its accompanying frenzy and frivolity - is about seven weeks away! So what's there to do for all the theatrical types jonesing for a trip to make believe? Plenty! Theater companies all over middle Tennessee are showing off their best and brightest, with a number of eagerly anticipated shows opening this weekend and/or continuing from their earlier opening nights and next Tuesday there's a sparkling new Broadway musical swinging through Music City to entertain you… (more...)

Fotos: MY FAIR LADY beginnt Vorstellungen in KaiserslauternFotos: MY FAIR LADY beginnt Vorstellungen in Kaiserslautern
by Iris Moebius - Nov 5, 2015

MY FAIR LADY ist eines der meistgespielten und populärsten Musicals überhaupt. Insbesondere im deutschsprachigen Raum bedeutete sein Erfolg den Durchbruch der Gattung Musical. Auf der Basis von George Bernard Shaws Komödie „Pygmalion' kam das Musical von Komponist Frederick Loewe und Textdichter Alan Jay Lerner 1956 am Broadway zur Aufführung und erlebte dort sensationelle 2717 Aufführungen. Am Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern hatte die Produktion am 31. Oktober Premiere. Vorstellungen laufen noch bis Juli 2016. Weitere Informationen gibt es unter pfalztheater.de. In der Hauptrolle der Eliza Doolittle ist Julia Klotz zu sehen, die kürzlich den Deutsche Musical Theater Preis fur die Darstellung in 'Gefährliche Liebschaften' am Gärtnerplatztheater München gewonnen hat. (more...)

Liz Robertson to Bring SONGS FROM MY TRUNK to Feinstein's/54 Below, 11/18Liz Robertson to Bring SONGS FROM MY TRUNK to Feinstein's/54 Below, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

British actress Liz Robertson is making her Manhattan cabaret debut at Feinstein's/54 Below on Wednesday, November 18th at 9:30pm. Her show is called SONGS FROM MY TRUNK, which she brought over after performing it at London's Crazy Coqs. She will be accompanied by Mark Janas. A special treat will be a guest appearance by Broadway legend Len Cariou who not only co-starrred with her in DANCE A LITTLE CLOSER, but was also the original 'Sweeney Todd' on Broadway. (more...)

Richard Todd Adams, Jennifer Hope Wills and More Set for RIVERSIDE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD, 11/21Richard Todd Adams, Jennifer Hope Wills and More Set for RIVERSIDE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Allen D. Cornell, Riverside Theatre's Producing Artistic Director, and Ken Clifton, Riverside's Musical Director, have teamed up again to create a special theatrical event showcasing some of the most beloved music from the films of Hollywood. Riverside Goes To Hollywood takes place on the Stark Stage on Thursday, November 19 and Saturday, November 21, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 11/3/15- CAMELOTSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 11/3/15- CAMELOT
by Stage Tube - Nov 3, 2015

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...)

BWW Review: Irresistibly Beguiling MY FAIR LADY Blooms at Musical Theatre WestBWW Review: Irresistibly Beguiling MY FAIR LADY Blooms at Musical Theatre West
by Michael L. Quintos - Nov 1, 2015

Fourth time's the charm for Musical Theatre West as the award-winning regional theater company opens its 63rd season with the 1956 Lerner and Loewe Broadway classic MY FAIR LADY. Retaining the effervescent wit and jubilant spirit of the original, MTW's irresistibly beguiling, top-notch local revival---now on stage at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts in Long Beach, CA through November 8---is a thoroughly enjoyable production from start to finish. Filled with wit, charm, memorable tunes, and timeless, often uplifting humor, MY FAIR LADY is basically the comfort food of classic musicals... and MTW wisely sticks with this winning formula. After all... why mess with a near-perfect classic? (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 11/02/15Nashville Theater Calendar 11/02/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 1, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Melissa Manchester, Tamara Tunie, Lena Hall Coming Up This Nov at Feinstein's/54 BelowMelissa Manchester, Tamara Tunie, Lena Hall Coming Up This Nov at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

This November, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

PROJECT RUNWAY's Chris March Creates Costumes for Skylight Music Theatre's MY FAIR LADYPROJECT RUNWAY's Chris March Creates Costumes for Skylight Music Theatre's MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Skylight Music Theatre will present a visually stunning new production of the Tony Award-winning musical My Fair Lady November 20 through December 27 in the Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center (158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, Wis.) (more...)

BWW Review: We Could Have Danced All Night at MTW's  MY FAIR LADYBWW Review: We Could Have Danced All Night at MTW's MY FAIR LADY
by Don Grigware - Oct 26, 2015

Called by many the perfect musical, My Fair Lady based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion has perhaps the wittiest and showiest debate between the sexes. Shaw despised marriage and loved to magnify human frailty, both female and male. And with Lerner and Loewe to create the book, music and lyrics, the result is a creation with music and story that flow together in ideal harmony. Even when it's at its abrasive best, it's funny; even when Professor Henry Higgins (Martin Kildare) is obnoxious, selfish and self-centered to the hilt, we cannot help but laugh with him...and love him. Despite what a man says about a woman, he cannot live without her, and vice versa. We were born to live in  a love/hate relationship, to be at each other's throats and in the next second, rolling around in the hay. It's all a part of life and Shaw, and Lerner and Loewe displayed the ups and downs of romantic living better than anyone else...period. Now in an absolutely loverly production at MTW, Long Beach, the show plays through November 8 only. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 10/26/15Nashville Theater Calendar 10/26/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 26, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 10/24/15Nashville Theater Calendar 10/24/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 24, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Martin Kildare and Katharine McDonough to Lead MY FAIR LADY at Musical Theatre West This Fall; Cast Set!Martin Kildare and Katharine McDonough to Lead MY FAIR LADY at Musical Theatre West This Fall; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Musical Theatre West (MTW) opens its 2015-2016 season with Lerner and Loewe's Tony Award-winning musical MY FAIR LADY, October 23-November 8, 2015, at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center.  (more...)

Musical Theatre West Opens 2015-2016 Season with MY FAIR LADY This WeekendMusical Theatre West Opens 2015-2016 Season with MY FAIR LADY This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

Musical Theatre West (MTW) opens its 2015-2016 season with Lerner and Loewe's Tony Award-winning musical My Fair Lady, October 23 - November 8, 2015, at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Tickets are now on sale, as well as season subscription packages (to include West Side Story, Sister Act, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) for subscription savings. For tickets, go to www.musical.org or call (562) 856-1999, ext. 4. Tickets start at $20. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company's MY FAIR LADY Begins This MonthRubicon Theatre Company's MY FAIR LADY Begins This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

The director and designers behind Rubicon Theatre Company's acclaimed environmental productions ofFiddler on the Roof and Man of La Mancha have reunited on the two-piano chamber version of the legendary Lerner and Loewe's classic My Fair Lady. Based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, the musical tells the story of Professor Henry Higgins, an arrogant and attractive phonetician who makes a wager that he can transform a 'deliciously low' Cockney flower-seller (Eliza Doolittle) into an elegant lady by teaching her to speak more beautifully. The magnificent score includes 'I Could Have Danced All Night,' 'On the Street Where You Live,' 'Wouldn't It Be Loverly,' and 'I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face.' For Rubicon's production, Director James O'Neil returns to the source material to explore the Shavian themes of class struggle, social reform and women's rights. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY:  MY FAIR LADY's Loverly Journey From Stage To ScreenFLASH FRIDAY: MY FAIR LADY's Loverly Journey From Stage To Screen
by Michael Dale - Oct 16, 2015

Celebrate the storied history of this classic stage musical, whose screen version is being released in a breathtaking new restoration. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Brent Barrett & Elizabeth Welch Preview THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Germany; Plus Performance Sneak Peek!STAGE TUBE: Brent Barrett & Elizabeth Welch Preview THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Germany; Plus Performance Sneak Peek!
by Stage Tube - Oct 14, 2015

The cast recently met the German press, where they offered up a brief performance preview - check out the video below! (more...)

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