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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
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 Tony® 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...)

Woodbury's Arts Center of Cannon County Readies CAMELOT For Run Opening March 9Woodbury's Arts Center of Cannon County Readies CAMELOT For Run Opening March 9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 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-opening March 9. (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 7, 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...)

San Pedro Playhouse to Present MY FAIR LADY, 3/16San Pedro Playhouse to Present MY FAIR LADY, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2012

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

STAGE TUBE: New Teaser Trailer for PHANTOM OF THE OPERA UK TourSTAGE TUBE: New Teaser Trailer for PHANTOM OF THE OPERA UK Tour
by Stage Tube - Feb 29, 2012

Check out this teaser trailer for Cameron Mackintosh's new UK national tour production of PHANTOM THE OPERA, Andrew Lloyd Webber's phenomenal musical success. It features a glimpse of what we might expect from the new design by Paul Brown and new costumes by Maria Björnson. (more...)

Woodbury's Arts Center of Cannon County Readies CAMELOT For Run Opening March 9Woodbury's Arts Center of Cannon County Readies CAMELOT For Run Opening March 9
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 27, 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-opening March 9. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY Comes To Morris Performing Arts CenterMY FAIR LADY Comes To Morris Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2012

Henry Higgins, Eliza Doolittle and the rest of the iconic characters from MY FAIR LADY will transform the Morris Performing Arts Center into 1912 London in this Broadway classic. (more...)

Rachel  York and Brent Barrett Bring Spark and Sizzle to ISN'T IT ROMANTIC?Rachel York and Brent Barrett Bring Spark and Sizzle to ISN'T IT ROMANTIC?
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 20, 2012

Broadway musical theater stars Rachel York, a Drama Desk and two-time IRNE Award winner, and Brent Barrett, an LA Drama Critics Award winner and Olivier Award nominee, performed their favorite love songs from stage and screen as part of the Celebrity Concert Series to kick off the 44th season of Reagle Music Theatre in Waltham. (more...)

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