Alan Jay Lerner News

 

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
Rachel Rockwell to Helm BRIGADOON at Chicago's Goodman Theatre in Summer 2014Rachel Rockwell to Helm BRIGADOON at Chicago's Goodman Theatre in Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2013

"It's almost like being in love!" Goodman Theatre proudly announces a Summer 2014 production of the 1947 musical Brigadoon, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe-marking the first major revival of the musical in nearly 20 years. Award-winning Chicago director/choreographer Rachel Rockwell, hailed as "a theatrical magician" (Chicago Sun-Times) and "2012 Chicagoan of the Year" (Chicago Tribune) for her recent reinvestigations of American musicals, directs the piece in her Goodman debut. With permission from the Lerner and Loewe estates, the Goodman and Rockwell will consider some revisions to the book for this production. Only Goodman Subscribers and Groups are guaranteed priority access to Brigadoon tickets; subscriptions for Goodman's 2013/2014 Season (additional projects and dates for Brigadoon to be announced) will be available for purchase in March. Call 312.443.3800 or visit GoodmanTheatre.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TUTS' CAMELOT is Mesmerizingly RegalBWW Reviews: TUTS' CAMELOT is Mesmerizingly Regal
by David Clarke - Jan 25, 2013

Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe may be best known for MY FAIR LADY, their 1956 musical adaptation of Pygmalion. The show was an incredible success and left anticipation high for another Lerner & Loewe musical. After tumultuous writing, casting, and rehearsing processes their follow up opened on Broadway in 1960. The musical, simply titled CAMELOT, was based on T. H. White's The Once and Future King. It opened to mixed reviews, but the Original Cast Album LP was America's best selling LP for a solid 60 weeks. After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, it was publicized that the original cast recording had been a favorite of the Kennedy family in while in the White House, forever tying Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT to the glamorous, media culture Camelot era of the Kennedy family. (more...)

OSF Opens 2013 Season on February 22OSF Opens 2013 Season on February 22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2013 preview performances begin February 15, and the season will open Friday night, February 22 with Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, directed by David Ivers. On Saturday, August Wilson's Two Trains Running, directed by Lou Bellamy, takes the stage, as does Lerner and Loewe's classic American musical My Fair Lady, directed by Amanda Dehnert. Sunday afternoon in the Thomas Theatre, Shakespeare's King Lear opens, directed by OSF Artistic Director Bill Rauch. (more...)

Northwestern University Opens Dolphin Show's MY FAIR LADY TonightNorthwestern University Opens Dolphin Show's MY FAIR LADY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013

Northwestern University's Dolphin Show, America's largest student-produced musical has announced its 71st annual production, My Fair Lady. This year's show, to be produced by School of Communications students, Rachel Birnbaum and Louis Schermerhorn and directed by Tristan Powell, will open tonight, January 25th in Northwestern's Cahn Auditorium and run until February 2nd. (more...)

92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists to Continue with GIVE ME FEVER: THE MANY VOICES OF PEGGY LEE, 2/23-2592Y's Lyrics & Lyricists to Continue with GIVE ME FEVER: THE MANY VOICES OF PEGGY LEE, 2/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2013

On February 23, 24 and 25 Lyrics & Lyricists tours Miss Peggy Lee's hip musical landscape with guest artistic director Billy Stritch and vocalists Barbara Fasano, La Tanya Hall and Gabrielle Stravelli. Cabaret legend Marilyn Maye, who frequently includes Peggy Lee classics in her shows, joins the show as a special guest. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Robert Petkoff, Tony Sheldon and More in TUTS' CAMELOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Robert Petkoff, Tony Sheldon and More in TUTS' CAMELOT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2013

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) presents Camelot, running Jan. 22 - Feb. 3, 2013 at Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Set in a land where honor and chivalry reign, Camelot follows the love triangle of King Arthur, his Queen Guenevere and the young Lancelot. Dazzling and spellbinding with sweeping romance, historic grandeur, and heart-breaking drama, Camelot is the definitive musical theatre fable. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 23rd, 2013'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 23rd, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 23, 2013

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Two Lloyd Webber shows from our most important resident musical theater houses, two big shows from the 1950s in brief appearances, three special shows for Valentine's Day (from Cory Goodrich, Felicia Fields and CPaz), our two favorite showtune TV shows and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Robert Petkoff, Tony Sheldon and More in TUTS' CAMELOTSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Robert Petkoff, Tony Sheldon and More in TUTS' CAMELOT
by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2013

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) presents Camelot, running Jan. 22 - Feb. 3, 2013 at Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Set in a land where honor and chivalry reign, Camelot follows the love triangle of King Arthur, his Queen Guenevere and the young Lancelot. Dazzling and spellbinding with sweeping romance, historic grandeur, and heart-breaking drama, Camelot is the definitive musical theatre fable. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the production below. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Creative Teams Revealed for MUNY Summer Shows - Tartaglia, Jay-Alexander, Jones, Lenz, Ruggiero, Griffin, Bruni & MoreBWW Exclusive: Creative Teams Revealed for MUNY Summer Shows - Tartaglia, Jay-Alexander, Jones, Lenz, Ruggiero, Griffin, Bruni & More
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 16, 2013

Executive Producer Mike Isaacson announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2013 Season, which opens on June 17 with Monty Python's Spamalot. 'This is a phenomenally talented group of artists, and I'm thrilled to be working with all of them. Last season our audience inspired us to take many risks and push ourselves far. These directors and choreographers are already working on ways to top last season's level of excitement and excellence.' (more...)

Singer/Pianist Extraordinaire Steve Ross Makes a Rare LA Appearance at Vitello'sSinger/Pianist Extraordinaire Steve Ross Makes a Rare LA Appearance at Vitello's
by Don Grigware - Jan 14, 2013

On Saturday January 12 and Sunday January 13 internationally renowned Cabaret pianist/singer Steve Ross, who has been called the 'Crown Prince of Cabaret', brought one of his many evenings of song The Music of Fred Astaire called Puttin' On the Ritz to Vitello's Upstairs in Studio City. Ross began his career, some forty years ago, primarily as a pianist, at Ted Hook's Backstage in New York. With no singing experience, he thrust himself into the spotlight singing at the piano, developing his unmatched, uncanny style of song and repartee... and the rest is history. (more...)

92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists Presents THE VERY MODEL OF A MODERN MAJOR LYRICIST, 1/12-1/1492Y's Lyrics & Lyricists Presents THE VERY MODEL OF A MODERN MAJOR LYRICIST, 1/12-1/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2013

We all come from Gilbert," said Johnny Mercer. And if you've seen a musical, watched film or TV, read a book, participated in political discourse or have partaken in any aspect of popular culture during the past 125 years, you've likely been influenced by W. S. Gilbert too. On January 12, 13 and 14 Lyrics and Lyricists presents The Very Model of a Modern Major Lyricist: W. S. Gilbert and the Broadway He Inspired. (more...)

92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists Presents THE VERY MODEL OF A MODERN MAJOR LYRICIST, Now thru 1/1492Y's Lyrics & Lyricists Presents THE VERY MODEL OF A MODERN MAJOR LYRICIST, Now thru 1/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2013

We all come from Gilbert," said Johnny Mercer. And if you've seen a musical, watched film or TV, read a book, participated in political discourse or have partaken in any aspect of popular culture during the past 125 years, you've likely been influenced by W. S. Gilbert too. Yet Lyrics & Lyricists has never paid tribute to this seminal figure. Tonight, January 12 and January 13 and 14 the punishment fits this crime of oversight with The Very Model of a Modern Major Lyricist: W. S. Gilbert and the Broadway He Inspired. (more...)

CAMELOT Concert Launches Palm Beach Dramaworks' Musical Theatre Masters Series, Now thru 1/13CAMELOT Concert Launches Palm Beach Dramaworks' Musical Theatre Masters Series, Now thru 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2013

Palm Beach Dramaworks, West Palm Beach's multi-award winning professional theatre (201 Clematis Street), has announced the premiere of an exciting new venture, the Musical Theatre Masters Series. Modeled after PBD's very popular Master Playwrights Series, the new series will kick off tonight, January 11 at 8pm, with a concert of Camelot, the final Broadway musical from the team of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. (more...)

Crucible's MY FAIR LADY, Starring Dominic West and Carly Bawden, Aiming for West End, May 2013?Crucible's MY FAIR LADY, Starring Dominic West and Carly Bawden, Aiming for West End, May 2013?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2013

According to the Daily Mail, the Crucible Theatre's production of My Fair Lady, starring Dominic West and Carly Bawden, is in the process of attempting an early summer West End transfer. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 12/30/2012Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 12/30/2012
by BWW - Dec 30, 2012

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/30/2012 for Washington, DC (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: It's Raining Women -- Reviews of 12 Shows From a Cabaret FallCABARET LIFE NYC: It's Raining Women -- Reviews of 12 Shows From a Cabaret Fall
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 29, 2012

By the last August, I had fallen so far behind on writing reviews of cabaret shows from the spring and early summer (I guess it's a positive when there are more performers and shows in New York than days in the week) that I decided to play catch up by combining a bunch of critiques into one big column. I hadn't planned on doing that again, but this fall there were so many shows that once again I couldn't keep up. but at least I've beaten my self-imposed deadline New Year's Eve deadline of posting these reviews of 12 shows, all staged between September-December by lovely, attractive women (okay, so one is a gender-bender) of varying talents and levels on the cabaret depth chart, from established stars to MAC and Bistro Award-winners to comeback 'kids' to interesting beginners and occasional performers who are in the game to follow their bliss. Whether their performances were rave-worthy, earning of qualified praise, or not quite up to snuff, they all deserve kudos for taking the plunge. (more...)

BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2012

BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Long Island in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch the Stage Construction for PHANTOM's UK Tour!STAGE TUBE: Watch the Stage Construction for PHANTOM's UK Tour!
by Stage Tube - Dec 24, 2012

In March 2012, Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera began a new tour of the UK. See the stage being set up in Edinburgh below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 12/23/2012Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 12/23/2012
by BWW - Dec 23, 2012

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/23/2012 for Washington, DC (more...)

Tony Sheldon, Robert Petkoff and More to Lead TUTS' CAMELOT, 1/22-2/3Tony Sheldon, Robert Petkoff and More to Lead TUTS' CAMELOT, 1/22-2/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2012

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced the cast for the timeless tale of Camelot, running Jan. 22 - Feb. 3, 2013 at Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Set in a land where honor and chivalry reign, Camelot follows the love triangle of King Arthur, his Queen Guenevere and the young Lancelot. Dazzling and spellbinding with sweeping romance, historic grandeur, and heart-breaking drama, Camelot is the definitive musical theatre fable. (more...)

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