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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
'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 2nd, 2012'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 2nd, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - May 2, 2012

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Jessie Mueller, 'Cats,' '[title of show],' David Cromer's 'Rent' 'The Marvin Gaye Story,' 'Fame' seeks a tenor and more.... (more...)

BWW Interviews: The Man Behind The McCallum Theatre: A Conversation with Incoming President and CEO Mitch GershenfeldBWW Interviews: The Man Behind The McCallum Theatre: A Conversation with Incoming President and CEO Mitch Gershenfeld
by David Green - Apr 30, 2012

The McCallum Theatre, the Coachella Valley's premiere theatrical venue, celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season with a star-studded lineup of Classical Music, Jazz, Cabaret, Comedy and a Broadway Blockbuster Series which includes Rock of Ages, Dreamgirls and West Side Story. The McCallum Theatre opened its doors on January 2, 1988 with a gala performance honoring Bob Hope that was nationally televised. Since then The McCallum has been the Coachella Valley's mecca for world-class entertainment including an extensive array of Broadway and Cabaret offerings. The man behind the tremendous success of the McCallum's eclectic performance calendar for the past thirteen years is Mitch Gershenfeld, Director of Presentations and Theatre Operations, who will take the helm as the theatre's President and CEO beginning June 1. I had the opportunity to sit down with Mr. Gershenfeld as he begins preparations for The McCallum's exciting Silver Anniversary Season. Gershenfeld is warm, passionate, highly astute, a performing arts afficionado and a genuinely kind man. Here are a few highlights from that conversation. (more...)

The Cabaret Chronicles: The Marvelous Marilyn Maye at Feinstein's!The Cabaret Chronicles: The Marvelous Marilyn Maye at Feinstein's!
by Jenna Esposito - Apr 25, 2012

Jenna gives a rundown of where she's been and what's coming up in the world of cabaret (and sometimes beyond!) Today's column features the marvelous Marilyn Maye and her new show 'The Happiest Sound In Town' at Feinstein's at Loews Regency. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/24- Barbra Streisand!STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/24- Barbra Streisand!
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2012

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...)

Paper Mill Playhouse's DAMN YANKEES Plays The 5th Avenue Theatre, Now thru 5/20Paper Mill Playhouse's DAMN YANKEES Plays The 5th Avenue Theatre, Now thru 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2012

Damn Yankees is headed to The 5th Avenue Theatre! This musical comedy is the story of an aging baseball fan who makes a deal with the Devil so his beloved hometown team can beat the Yankees in the race for the pennant. From the songwriting team of The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees is filled with hit songs including "Two Lost Souls" and the sultry favorite, "Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets." The Paper Mill Playhouse production will slide into Seattle this April. The creative team includes direction by Mark S. Hoebee (Paper Mill's Producing Artistic Director), music direction by Ben Whiteley, and choreography by Denis Michael Jones. (more...)

San Pedro Playhouse to Present MY FAIR LADY, 3/16San Pedro Playhouse to Present MY FAIR LADY, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2012

The San Pedro Playhouse will present MY FAIR LADY from March 16th-April 14th at the Russell Hill Rogers Theater. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Funny or Die Spoofs MY FAIR LADY!STAGE TUBE: Funny or Die Spoofs MY FAIR LADY!
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2012

My Fair Lady is a musical based upon George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so that she may pass as a well born lady. The musical's 1956 Broadway production was a hit, setting what was then the record for the longest run of any major musical theatre production in history. It was followed by a hit London production, a popular film version, and numerous revivals. In the video below Funny or Die spoofs 'On the Street Where You Live' with a modern interpretation of the beloved song. Click below to check it out! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/9- BRIGADOONSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/9- BRIGADOON
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2012

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...)

Karen Mason & Brent Barrett to Perform in SING HAPPY at Birdland, 4/9Karen Mason & Brent Barrett to Perform in SING HAPPY at Birdland, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2012

The Broadway at Birdland concert series announces that Broadway stars Karen Mason and Brent Barrett will share the stage for the first time in "Sing Happy" on Monday, April 9 at 7pm. (more...)

Brent Barrett to Join Cathy Rigby in PETER PAN National Tour in JulyBrent Barrett to Join Cathy Rigby in PETER PAN National Tour in July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2012

McCoy Rigby Entertainment has announced that Brent Barrett will join the two time Emmy Award winning and two time TonyŽ Award nominated production, PETER PAN. The tour is scheduled to take flight on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 in Dallas, TX at the Music Hall at Fair Park. (more...)

42nd St. Moon's 2012-13 Season to Include OF THEE I SING, PAL JOEY, CARNIVAL42nd St. Moon's 2012-13 Season to Include OF THEE I SING, PAL JOEY, CARNIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2012

Greg MacKellan and Stephanie Rhoads, artistic and producing directors of 42nd Street Moon, today announced details for the company's 20th Anniversary Season of musical theater: Moon Goes Platinum! It will be celebrated with five diverse comedies - all first-time productions for the organization, including a political comedy, romantic comedy, singing satire, a comedy-drama and a no-holds-barred farce. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This WeekendTop Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend
by - Mar 25, 2012

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 25, 2012 - Sunday, March 25, 2012. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Winning Cast Stars in Beautifully Sung CAMELOT at Arts Center of Cannon County BWW Reviews: Winning Cast Stars in Beautifully Sung CAMELOT at Arts Center of Cannon County
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 25, 2012

Camelot's score-with music by Frederick Loewe and book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner-is performed by director Cyndie Verbeten's large ensemble and music director Fran Gebuhr's orchestra with respect for the literature of the piece and with an obvious affection for the characters and their stories, both individual and collective. As a result, the ACCC production is entertaining, made even more accessible by the cast's commitment, with the story made more relevant by the company's lively approach. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/25- MY FAIR LADYSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/25- MY FAIR LADY
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2012

Today in 1976, the first Broadway revival of My Fair Lady opened at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 377 performances. My Fair Lady is a musical based upon George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so that she may pass as a well born lady. The musical's 1956 Broadway production was a hit, setting what was then the record for the longest run of any major musical theatre production in history. It was followed by a hit London production, a popular film version, and numerous revivals. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse's DAMN YANKEES to Play The 5th Avenue Theatre, 4/21-5/20Paper Mill Playhouse's DAMN YANKEES to Play The 5th Avenue Theatre, 4/21-5/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2012

Damn Yankees is headed to The 5th Avenue Theatre! This musical comedy is the story of an aging baseball fan who makes a deal with the Devil so his beloved hometown team can beat the Yankees in the race for the pennant. From the songwriting team of The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees is filled with hit songs including "Two Lost Souls" and the sultry favorite, "Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets." The Paper Mill Playhouse production will slide into Seattle this April. The creative team includes direction by Mark S. Hoebee (Paper Mill's Producing Artistic Director), music direction by Ben Whiteley, and choreography by Denis Michael Jones. (more...)

Woodbury's Arts Center of Cannon County's CAMELOT ClosesWoodbury's Arts Center of Cannon County's CAMELOT Closes
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 18, 2012

The Arts Center of Cannon County in Woodbury invites theater-goers to "rediscover the grandeur of one of history's greatest love stories" via Lerner and Loewe's timeless musical Camelot-starring John Blankenship, Katherine Sandoval Taylor and Kinsey Brewer-running through March 18. (more...)

San Pedro Playhouse to Present MY FAIR LADY, 3/16San Pedro Playhouse to Present MY FAIR LADY, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2012

The San Pedro Playhouse will present MY FAIR LADY from March 16th-April 14th at the Russell Hill Rogers Theater. (more...)

Karen Mason & Brent Barrett to Perform in SING HAPPY at Birdland, 4/9Karen Mason & Brent Barrett to Perform in SING HAPPY at Birdland, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2012

The Broadway at Birdland concert series announces that Broadway stars Karen Mason and Brent Barrett will share the stage for the first time in "Sing Happy" on Monday, April 9 at 7pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/13- BRIGADOONSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/13- BRIGADOON
by Stage Tube - Mar 13, 2012

Today in 1947, Brigadoon opened at the Ziegfeld Theatre, where it ran for 581 performances. Brigadoon is a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. It tells the story of a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every hundred years, though to the villagers, the passing of each century seems no longer than one night. Brigadoon then received a West End production opening in 1949 that ran for 685 performances, and many revivals followed. A 1954 film version starred Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse. A 1966 television version starred Robert Goulet and Peter Falk. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY Comes to Fort Myers, 3/7-11MY FAIR LADY Comes to Fort Myers, 3/7-11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2012

Henry Higgins, Eliza Doolittle and the rest of the characters from MY FAIR LADY will transform the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall to 1912 London in this Broadway classic. Professional Facilities Management brings this show, upon which the classic 1964 Audrey Hepburn movie was based, to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on Wednesday, March 7 through Sunday, March 11 for a limited 8 performances. (more...)

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