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
CAMELOT Comes To Music Circus 8/2-7CAMELOT Comes To Music Circus 8/2-7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2011

Be transported back to the magical and mythical days of medieval England when Camelot comes to the Sacramento Music Circus August 2-7. (more...)

ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER Launches Website!ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER Launches Website!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2011

The newly imagined Broadway production of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER starring Grammy and Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Harry Connick, Jr. will open on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at The St James Theatre. Previews are set to begin on November 12, 2011. The delightful Tony Award nominated score by Burton Lane (music) and Alan Jay Lerner (lyrics) is enhanced by classics from their film scores for On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970) and Royal Wedding (1951). With a new book by Peter Parnell based on the original book by Alan Jay Lerner, the musical is reconceived and directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer. (more...)

CAMELOT Comes To Music Circus 8/2-7CAMELOT Comes To Music Circus 8/2-7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2011

Be transported back to the magical and mythical days of medieval England when Camelot comes to the Sacramento Music Circus August 2-7. (more...)

'Father FAME' David De Silva on FAME FOREVER's Tennessee Journey'Father FAME' David De Silva on FAME FOREVER's Tennessee Journey
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 21, 2011

David De Silva, the man behind the creation of one of pop culture's most enduring tales of the individual's creative struggle for self-expression - known the world over as the film and stage musical, Fame - arrives in Tennessee today for the opening of Circle Players' regional premiere of Fame Forever: Talent Springs Eternal, which opens at Middle Tennessee State University's Tucker Theatre for a one-weekend run. (more...)

Andrea Prestinario, Nathan M. Hosner Lead Paramount's MY FAIR LADYAndrea Prestinario, Nathan M. Hosner Lead Paramount's MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2011

The Paramount Theatre's new Artistic Director Jim Corti, who also will stage the inaugural production in the Aurora theater's first-ever Broadway musical subscription series, has announced the principal cast and design team for his fall opener, My Fair Lady. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A More Than Fair MY FAIR LADY Plays Connecticut Rep.BWW Reviews: A More Than Fair MY FAIR LADY Plays Connecticut Rep.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2011

Terrence Mann is a fairly ideal Henry Higgins in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's more than fair MY FAIR LADY. (more...)

Asolo Rep Announces Change in 11-12 SeasonAsolo Rep Announces Change in 11-12 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2011

Michael Donald Edwards, Producing Artistic Director of Asolo Repertory Theatre and Steven High, Executive Director of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art announced today that a co-production of John Logan's Tony Award winning drama, Red will play March 30-April 22, 2012 in the Ringling Museum's Historic Asolo Theater. (more...)

Rob Fisher, Robert Kimball, et al. Set for 2012 Season of 92 Street Y's LYRICS & LYRICISTSRob Fisher, Robert Kimball, et al. Set for 2012 Season of 92 Street Y's LYRICS & LYRICISTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2011

92nd Street Y announces the 2012 line-up for Lyrics & LyricistsTM, 92Y's celebrated American Songbook series, with DEBORAH GRACE WINER at the helm for her fourth season as series artistic director. Guest artistic directors returning to lead the individual concerts are ROB FISHER, ROBERT KIMBALL, TED SPERLING, and REX REED. Noted stage director and lyricist (and L&L veteran) MARK WALDROP makes his debut this season as a guest artistic director. (more...)

Michael Mayer Invites SMASH Writers to Attend ON A CLEAR DAY Lab for ResearchMichael Mayer Invites SMASH Writers to Attend ON A CLEAR DAY Lab for Research
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2011

The New York Times reveals today that director Michael Mayer, a consulting producer on the upcoming NBC series, Smash, has invited the creative team involved in crafting SMASH's workshop episodes to his own developmental lab of On A Clear Day You Can See Forever at the Vineyard. According to the report, attendees include 'Mr. Grant, a former writer and producer on the ABC series 'Brothers and Sisters' who is also a playwright and Tony-nominated actor ('Angels in America'); Ms. Reingold, also a playwright ('String Fever') who most recently wrote for HBO's 'In Treatment'; Jason Grote ('Civilization'); and Elisa Zuritsky and Julie Rottenberg, a writing team who worked extensively on HBO's 'Sex and the City.' Head SMASH writer Teresa Rebeck will also be on hand. (more...)

Marc Kudisch Set for ON A CLEAR DAY Developmental Lab at Vineyard Theatre, 7/25-30Marc Kudisch Set for ON A CLEAR DAY Developmental Lab at Vineyard Theatre, 7/25-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2011

Vineyard Theatre will produce a developmental lab of the newly imagined musical ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER - with music by Burton Lane, lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, a new book by Peter Parnell based on the original book by Alan Jay Lerner, and reconceived and directed by Michael Mayer - July 25 to July 30 at Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street), it has been announced by Vineyard Theatre artistic directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A More Than Fair MY FAIR LADY Plays Connecticut Rep.BWW Reviews: A More Than Fair MY FAIR LADY Plays Connecticut Rep.
by Jacques Lamarre - Jul 11, 2011

Terrence Mann is a fairly ideal Henry Higgins in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's more than fair MY FAIR LADY. (more...)

Harry Connick Jr.-Led ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER to Play St. James Theatre; Opens Dec. 11, 2011Harry Connick Jr.-Led ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER to Play St. James Theatre; Opens Dec. 11, 2011
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2011

Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Tony Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick, Jr. will star in a reimagined production of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER opening fall 2011 on Broadway at a theatre to be announced. The delightful Tony Award nominated score by Burton Lane (music) and Alan Jay Lerner (lyrics) is enhanced by classics from their film scores for On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970) and Royal Wedding (1951). With a new book by Peter Parnell based on the original book by Alan Jay Lerner, the musical is reconceived and directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer. Further casting and creative team to be announced shortly. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2011

My Fair Lady composer Alan Jay Lerner was honoured this Wednesday, 14 June 2011, with the unveiling of a plaque in St Paul's Church, Covent Garden. (more...)

James Torme Sings At Feinstein's TonightJames Torme Sings At Feinstein's Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2011

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed "Best of New York" by New York Magazine and "an invaluable New York institution" by The New York Post, will continue its Summer 2011 season with the New York debut of recording artist JAMES TORMÉ celebrating the release of his debut CD Love For Sale. (more...)

James Torme Sings At Feinstein's June 28James Torme Sings At Feinstein's June 28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2011

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed "Best of New York" by New York Magazine and "an invaluable New York institution" by The New York Post, will continue its Summer 2011 season with the New York debut of recording artist JAMES TORMÉ celebrating the release of his debut CD Love For Sale. (more...)

NMST Opens Season with MY FAIR LADY, 6/7-19NMST Opens Season with MY FAIR LADY, 6/7-19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2011

Bill Hanney's all new North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) opens its 2011 season with the classic Broadway smash hit musical, MY FAIR LADY playing from June 7 - 19. Press night is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Lonny Price, COMPANY & Co.FLASH FRIDAY: Lonny Price, COMPANY & Co.
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 17, 2011

Today, in honor of the nationwide release of Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY in movie theaters, we are celebrating the many accomplishments of the film's director who has made a name for himself in the twenty-first century as the finest and most productive theatrical filmmaker of our age - Lonny Price. With his string of highly successful filmed stage performances before COMPANY ranging from last year's stupendous SONDHEIM! THE BIRTHDAY CONCERT back to SWEENEY TODD: IN CONCERT starring George Hearn and Patti LuPone, CANDIDE starring Kristin Chenoweth, CAMELOT with Gabriel Byrne, as well as well as the LIVE FROM LINCOLN center broadcast of Sondheim's PASSION and the forthcoming feature film version of Athol Fugard's Pulitzer prize-winning MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS, Price is ushering in a new era of theatrical films for television and, now, the cinema. So, let's go back and take a look at what led up to the feature film live capture of COMPANY taking musical theatre to an entirely new level - and an enormously appreciative audience. Three Is Company (more...)

Barbara Cook Sings YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG At Feinstein's 6/7-18Barbara Cook Sings YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG At Feinstein's 6/7-18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2011

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed "Best of New York" by New York Magazine, and "an invaluable New York institution" by The New York Post, continues its Spring 2011 season with the return engagement of Tony Award winning Broadway legend BARBARA COOK from June 7 to June 18. (more...)

Photo Flash: Alan Jay Lerner Gets Memorial Plaque at St. Paul's Church, Covent GardenPhoto Flash: Alan Jay Lerner Gets Memorial Plaque at St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2011

Theatrical legend Alan Jay Lerner was commemorated today, Wednesday 14 June, 25 years after his death, with a plaque in St Paul's Church Covent Garden. The plaque was unveiled by his wife, actress Liz Robertson, during a service in celebration of his life and work, attended by friends, family and other theatrical greats including Don Black, Anthony Andrews, Tim Rice, Russ Abbott and Tony Britton. (more...)

Alan Jay Lerner Gets Memorial Plaque at St. Paul's Church, June 14Alan Jay Lerner Gets Memorial Plaque at St. Paul's Church, June 14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2011

Theatrical legend Alan Jay Lerner died 25 years ago on June 14th. He was the lyricist of many famous musicals including BRIGADOON, PAINT YOUR WAGON, CAMELOT, GIGI, ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER and, most famously, MY FAIR LADY. (more...)

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