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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
Bay Street Players' CAMELOT Opens July 6Bay Street Players' CAMELOT Opens July 6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2012

Bay Street Players opens the final production of its 37th season on July 6 with the immortal Camelot, music by Frederick Loewe, book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. Based on the T.H. white novel The Once and Future King, Camelot tells the tale of King Arthur, Queen Guenevere, and the faithful and brave Sir Lancelot. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/21- CAMELOTSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/21- CAMELOT
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2012

Today in 1993, the second Broadway revival of Camelot opened at the George Gershwin Theatre, where it ran for 56 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, ran on Broadway for 873 performances, winning four Tony Awards and spawning several revivals, foreign productions and a 1967 film version. The 1993 cast starred Robert Goulet, Steve Blanchard, and Patricia Kies. (more...)


by Melissa Giordano - Jun 11, 2012

It is easy to see why Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewes' My Fair Lady has been called "the perfect musical". The music is beautiful, the story is heartwarming, and when you have a cast like the one at Bellports' Gateway Playhouse, you're in for a special treat. (more...)

Jennifer Hope Wills Leads MY FAIR LADY at Bellport's Gateway Playhouse, Now thru 6/24Jennifer Hope Wills Leads MY FAIR LADY at Bellport's Gateway Playhouse, Now thru 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2012

Jennifer Hope Wills, star of Broadway's "Phantom of the Opera" and "Wonderful Town," leads "My Fair Lady" at Bellport's Gateway Playhouse. The Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe musical plays now through June 24 and is the second show in the non-profit theatre's 63rd season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/7- Charles StrouseSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/7- Charles Strouse
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2012

Happy Birthday, Charles Strouse! Strouse's first Broadway musical was the 1960 hit Bye Bye Birdie, with lyrics by Lee Adams, who would become his long time collaborator. Following this was Golden Boy (1964, also with Adams), starring Sammy Davis, Jr. and It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman (1966, based on the popular comic strip) which introduced the song 'You've Got Possibilities' sung by Linda Lavin. In 1970, Applause (starring Lauren Bacall, with book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and lyrics by Adams) won Strouse his second Tony Award. In 1977, Strouse adapted another comic strip for the stage, creating the hit Annie, which garnered him his third Tony Award and two Grammy Awards. Other Strouse musicals include Charlie and Algernon (1979), Dance a Little Closer (1983, with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner), Rags (1986), Nick & Nora (1993), and An American Tragedy (1995, with lyrics by David Shaber). (more...)

Fox Performing Arts Center Welcomes Cathy Rigby in PETER PAN, 6/29-7/1Fox Performing Arts Center Welcomes Cathy Rigby in PETER PAN, 6/29-7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2012

Mc Coy Rigby Entertainment & Fox Operator Bill Malone of FX Arts, in association with Nederlander Presentations, Albert Nocciolino, Larry Payton, Michael Filerman and Heni Koenigsberg, bring audiences in Riverside the final production of the 2011-2012 season with the ultimate musical theatre experience for the entire family, Cathy Rigby and Brent Barrett starring in PETER PAN, a musical production of the play by Sir James Barrie, with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, music by Moose Charlap, additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and additional music by Jule Styne, beginning June 29. (more...)

CAMELOT Opens Light Opera Works 2012 Season Tonight, 6/1CAMELOT Opens Light Opera Works 2012 Season Tonight, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2012

Light Opera Works' 2012 season begins with CAMELOT June 1-10, followed by MAN OF LA MANCHA August 11-26, OPERETTA'S GREATEST HITS October 5-14, and OLIVER! December 22-31. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's New UK Tour!STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's New UK Tour!
by Stage Tube - May 30, 2012

Back in March, Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera began a new tour of the UK, directed by LES MISERABLES tour director Laurence Conner. Check out a promo video for the production, which is currently playing at the Bristol Hippodrome, below! (more...)

THE IN-BETWEEN Concept Album CD to be Launched June 23 - Sabrina Aloueche, Daniel Boys, Dianne Pilkington & Lauren Samuels to SignTHE IN-BETWEEN Concept Album CD to be Launched June 23 - Sabrina Aloueche, Daniel Boys, Dianne Pilkington & Lauren Samuels to Sign
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2012

A CD version of the concept album for new musical The In-Between is being released by Dress Circle on Saturday 23 June 2012. The album will be launched with an in-store signing from 11am to 12 noon, with cast members just announced to attend including West End stars Sabrina Aloueche, Daniel Boys, Dianne Pilkington and Lauren Samuels. (more...)

Dominic McHugh to Sign LOVERLY: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MY FAIR LADY July 21 at Dress CircleDominic McHugh to Sign LOVERLY: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MY FAIR LADY July 21 at Dress Circle
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2012

Dress Circle have announced that on Saturday 21st July 2012 from 12pm -1pm, they will be joined by Dominic McHugh to sign copies of his new book 'Loverly: The Life and Times of My Fair Lady' - a behind the scenes look at My Fair Lady. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Contemporary Politics Could Write Seven Angels' TEDDY & ALICEBWW Reviews: Contemporary Politics Could Write Seven Angels' TEDDY & ALICE
by Lauren Yarger - May 18, 2012

Even though the musical depicts events from more than 100 years ago, 'not much has changed.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Harriet Harris, Colleen McHugh, et al. at MAD DOGS & EDUCATED FLEASPhoto Coverage: Harriet Harris, Colleen McHugh, et al. at MAD DOGS & EDUCATED FLEAS
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 7, 2012

Guest artistic director Mark Waldrop serves as referee in 92nd Street Y's Lyrics & Lyricists'™ Mad Dogs & Educated Fleas: Noel & Cole, A Battle Of Wits, through tonight, May 7. Interpreting the songs of these two master lyricists are vocalists La Tanya Hall, Jeff Harnar, Edward Hibbert, Colleen McHugh and T. Oliver Reid with special guest Harriet Harris. (more...)

BOEING BOEING, MY FAIR LADY & More Set for Delaware Theatre Company October-FeburaryBOEING BOEING, MY FAIR LADY & More Set for Delaware Theatre Company October-Feburary
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2012

Under the new leadership of Bud Martin, the Delaware Theatre Company today announced its program up to Feburary 2013. (more...)

92Y Announces Lyrics & Lyricists 2013 Season92Y Announces Lyrics & Lyricists 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2012

92nd Street Y today announced the 2013 line-up for Lyrics & Lyricists™, 92Y's celebrated American Songbook series. Deborah Grace Winer returns for her fifth season as artistic director of the series, as well as one of the shows. Guest artistic directors leading the individual concerts are Rob Fisher (with host Sheldon Harnick), David Loud, Billy Stritch and Mark Lamos in his L&L debut. (more...)

'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...)

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