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
Top Stories You Missed on BWW This WeekendTop Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend
by - Jul 8, 2012

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 8, 2012 - Sunday, July 8, 2012. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/8- CAMELOTSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/8- CAMELOT
by Stage Tube - Jul 8, 2012

Today in 1980, the first Broadway revival of Camelot opened at the New York State 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 1980 cast starred Richard Burton, Christine Ebersole, and Richard Muenz. (more...)

Bay Street Players' CAMELOT Opens Tonight, July 6Bay Street Players' CAMELOT Opens Tonight, July 6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2012

Bay Street Players opens the final production of its 37th season tonight, 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...)

BWW Reviews: Kritzerland Presents a Classy Evening of Alan Jay LernerBWW Reviews: Kritzerland Presents a Classy Evening of Alan Jay Lerner
by Don Grigware - Jul 3, 2012

On Sunday July 1 at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal Kritzerland presented its monthly salute to a composer, July's being renowned lyricist/librettist Alan Jay Lerner. If you remember, My Fair Lady with lyrics by Lerner and music by Frederic Loewe, was one of the most popular musicals in the world and its original cast album sold more copies internationally than any other musical show for over a year. Then there were the flops such as Lolita My Love, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Carmelina and Dance a Little Closer. Kritzerland likes to present some of the more beautiful songs that would otherwise be forgotten because their fate was to be part of a turkey. With wonderful Shelley Markham as musical director, Bruce Kimmel assumed his monthly position at the pulpit with great singing guests Kim Huber, Jane Noseworthy, Chelsea Emma Franko - winner of this year's LA's Next Great Stage Star 2012, Gordon Goodman, Dennis Kyle and special guest Andrea Marcovicci. (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 30, 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...)

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 28, 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...)

The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2013 SeasonThe Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2012

The Glimmerglass Festival, the Central New York summer opera and musical theater company, has announced its 2013 season and its partnership in The Festival of American Romantics in Cooperstown, New York. (more...)

Kritzerland's ALAN JAY LERNER ALBUM Set for July 1Kritzerland's ALAN JAY LERNER ALBUM Set for July 1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2012

Kritzerland Upstairs at Sterling's presents The Alan Jay Lerner Album Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 7:00 pm. Get a first look at the show's stars below! (more...)

Betty Buckley's AH, MEN! Album Gets 8/28 ReleaseBetty Buckley's AH, MEN! Album Gets 8/28 Release
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2012

Palmetto Records will release Tony Award winner and two-time Grammy nominee Betty Buckley's latest solo album, Betty Buckley: Ah, Men! The Boys of Broadway, in stores nationwide and online on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. Inspired by her critically acclaimed 2011 concert at Feinstein's at the Lowes Regency in New York City, Buckley reinterprets classic Broadway songs that were originally made famous by men. (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 23, 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...)

THE IN-BETWEEN Concept Album CD Launches Today, June 23THE IN-BETWEEN Concept Album CD Launches Today, June 23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2012

A CD version of the concept album for new musical The In-Between is being released by Dress Circle today, 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...)

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...)

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