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
Gregory Jbara, Laura Michelle Kelly, Jonathan Pryce to Lead MY FAIR LADY Concert at Kennedy Center, 4/5Gregory Jbara, Laura Michelle Kelly, Jonathan Pryce to Lead MY FAIR LADY Concert at Kennedy Center, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2013

For its 21st annual Spring Gala, the Kennedy Center will present My Fair Lady in Concert on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. The famed 1956 musical features book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner with music by Frederick Loewe and will be directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge. The concert staging will be accompanied by the 35-piece Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra conducted by Music Director James Moore. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 2/24/2013Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 2/24/2013
by BWW - Feb 24, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/24/2013 for Washington, DC (more...)

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

Today, February 23 and February 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...)

Anne Hathaway Thinks Starring in MY FAIR LADY Would 'Be a Treat'Anne Hathaway Thinks Starring in MY FAIR LADY Would 'Be a Treat'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2013

It was announced earlier this week that, Davis is eying LES MISERABLES star Anne Hathaway and Colin Firth to play Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins respectively. Now according to the Daily Mail, Hathaway has responded positively to the news. She told DM: 'I haven't heard for a while what's happening with My Fair Lady and I don't know whether I would do it on stage, or screen, but either would be a treat.' (more...)

Tony Winner John Arnone to Design Sets for CCM's THE THREEPENNY OPERA, 2/28-3/10Tony Winner John Arnone to Design Sets for CCM's THE THREEPENNY OPERA, 2/28-3/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2013

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music's (CCM) year-long Kurt Weill Festival resumes this month with a dynamic new production of the iconic musical The Threepenny Opera. Composed by Kurt Weill with book and lyrics by dramatist Bertolt Brecht (adapted into English by Marc Blitzstein), The Threepenny Opera weaves the riveting tale of notorious bandit and womanizer Macheath ('Mack the Knife') and his seedy companions in London's underworld. Weill's innovative score invented a new form of musical theatre, leading the way for such shows as Chicago and Cabaret. (more...)

Breaking News: Clive Davis Wants Anne Hathaway and Colin Firth for MY FAIR LADY on Broadway!Breaking News: Clive Davis Wants Anne Hathaway and Colin Firth for MY FAIR LADY on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2013

Now according to USA Today, Davis is eying LES MISERABLES star Anne Hathaway and Colin Firth to play Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins respectively. Firth has also starred in a big screen musical in the past, taking on Harry in 2008's MAMMA MIA. Neither actor, however, has yet starred in a Broadway production. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 2/17/2013Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 2/17/2013
by BWW - Feb 17, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/17/2013 for Washington, DC (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 13th, 2013'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 13th, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 13, 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. Grammy and Oscar, 'Smash' and 'Million Dollar Quartet' on TV, Lyric Opera's five R and H shows, Rachel Rockwell directs 'Brigadoon' and 'Shrek,' two college shows, and the two singing Callaway sisters! (more...)

BWW Likes: Historic Winter Storm and LES MIZBWW Likes: Historic Winter Storm and LES MIZ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com noticed something today as we scoured Facebook and it's something that we really liked, so we wanted to share it with you because it's not so often that you find such generosity for actors. This weekend, all roads lead to St. Louis as actors are headed there from all over the country to audition for the Muny's summer production of LES MISERABLES directed by Richard Jay-Alexander and with music direction by Kevin Stites. (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: Clive Davis Bringing MY FAIR LADY Back to Broadway in 2014!BREAKING NEWS: Clive Davis Bringing MY FAIR LADY Back to Broadway in 2014!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2013

According to the Los Angeles Times, Eliza Doolittle might be heading back to Broadway in the near future, as music industry legend Clive Davis has just announced plans to produce My Fair Lady in 2014. He told LAT: 'I always wanted to produce a Broadway show, and I've never done it. I'm hopeful we will prepare and finalize everything this year to bring 'My Fair Lady' next year to Broadway with a stellar cast.' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 2/03/2013Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 2/03/2013
by BWW - Feb 3, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/03/2013 for Portland (more...)

Northwestern University Announces Cast for Dolphin Show's MY FAIR LADY, Running 1/25-2/2Northwestern University Announces Cast for Dolphin Show's MY FAIR LADY, Running 1/25-2/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 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 January 25th in Northwestern's Cahn Auditorium and run until February 2nd. (more...)

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...)

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