Betty Comden News

Date of Birth: May 03, 1919
Date of Death: November 23, 2006 (87)
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender: Female
BWW Interview: Actress Christine Pedi Talks S.T.A.G.E. Benefit IDOLS & ICONS To Be Performed One Night Only on May 13BWW Interview: Actress Christine Pedi Talks S.T.A.G.E. Benefit IDOLS & ICONS To Be Performed One Night Only on May 13
by Don Grigware - Apr 26, 2017

Actress Christine Pedi is well known for her theatre/cabaret appearances as well as TV and SiriusXM radio. Her finest hour has come in Forbidden Broadway with her glorious singing impressions. She took time out from her busy schedule to talk about her upcoming appearance in LA for the last S.T.A.G.E. benefit on Saturday May 13 at the Saban Theatre. (more...)

JOHN EPPERSON: THE ARTIST PRINCIPALLY KNOWN AS LYPSINKA Encore Performance AnnouncedJOHN EPPERSON: THE ARTIST PRINCIPALLY KNOWN AS LYPSINKA Encore Performance Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Back by popular demand! After four packed houses and critical raves at Joe's Pub in 2016, and fresh from his acclaimed Off Broadway role in The New Group's production of Wallace Shawn's Evening at the Talk House, John Epperson returns to Joe's Pub in John Epperson: The Artist Principally Known as Lypsinka, a delightful evening of classic entertainment filled with stories, tunes, and a twist. (more...)

Film Forum to Celebrate Betty Comden Centennial Birthday with IT'S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER ScreeningFilm Forum to Celebrate Betty Comden Centennial Birthday with IT'S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER Screening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen's IT'S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER (1955), starring Kelly, with music by Andre Previn and screenplay and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, will have a special screening at 8:15 pm at Film Forum on May 3, the 100th anniversary of Betty Comden's birth. The screening will be introduced by Green's daughter, actress, singer, and Tony-nominated lyricist/songwriter Amanda Green. (more...)

John Epperson Returns to Joe's Pub Due to Popular DemandJohn Epperson Returns to Joe's Pub Due to Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Back by popular demand! After 4 packed houses and critical raves at Joe's Pub in 2016, and fresh from his acclaimed Off Broadway role in The New Group's production of Wallace Shawn's Evening at the Talk House, John Epperson returns to Joe's Pub in John Epperson: The Artist Principally Known as Lypsinka, a delightful evening of classic entertainment filled with stories, tunes, and a twist. (more...)

BWW Review: SING HAPPY! - Ann LeSchander Certainly Does & WellBWW Review: SING HAPPY! - Ann LeSchander Certainly Does & Well
by Gil Kaan - Apr 21, 2017

SING HAPPY!, a delightful cabaret showcase of Ann LeSchander's vocal chops and comic talents backed by wonderful musicians who know when to take focus and when to lay back. Kudos to The Gardenia's sound system that allows each instrument to be heard so distinctly as individual instruments, then blend so wonderfully with Ann's vocals. (more...)

THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES to Razzle Dazzle at Pioneer Theatre Company; Cast Announced!THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES to Razzle Dazzle at Pioneer Theatre Company; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue, running May 5 - 20, 2017. The musical was the toast of Broadway when it premiered in 1991, winning the 1991 Tony Award for best musical. (more...)

ROBBINS 100, World Premieres and More on Tap for New York City Ballet's 2017-18 SeasonROBBINS 100, World Premieres and More on Tap for New York City Ballet's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

New York City Ballet will open its 2017-18 Season at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, September 19, and will continue with 21 weeks of performances, through Sunday, June 3, featuring 61 ballets by 15 different choreographers. (more...)

NYC Ballet Announces 2017-18 Season - 100th Anniversary of Jerome Robbins, Justin Peck World Premiere and More!NYC Ballet Announces 2017-18 Season - 100th Anniversary of Jerome Robbins, Justin Peck World Premiere and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

New York City Ballet will open its 2017-18 Season at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, September 19, and will continue with 21 weeks of performances, through Sunday, June 3, featuring 61 ballets by 15 different choreographers. (more...)

Coronado Playhouse Continues 71st Season With SINGIN' IN THE RAIN: In ConcertCoronado Playhouse Continues 71st Season With SINGIN' IN THE RAIN: In Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Coronado Playhouse continues its 71st Season with a concert version of Singin' In The Rain for three performances, April 28-30, 2017. Singin' In The Rain tells the story of the first Hollywood musical, when the silver screen found its voice and left silent movies - and some of its stars - behind. (more...)

Aaron C. Finley, Judy Kuhn and More to Celebrate Unsung Wordsmiths at 92YAaron C. Finley, Judy Kuhn and More to Celebrate Unsung Wordsmiths at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

"Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," "The Nearness of You" and "As Time Goes By…" the songs are standards, but who wrote them? We celebrate the unsung wordsmiths behind some of the world's greatest songs - stellar artists like Leo Robin, Mack Gordon, Al Dubin and more - in the latest Rob Fisher (An American in Paris) and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof) collaboration for L&L. (more...)

BWW Review:  Cole Porter Meets Jimmy Durante as Encores! Reconstructs THE NEW YORKERSBWW Review: Cole Porter Meets Jimmy Durante as Encores! Reconstructs THE NEW YORKERS
by Michael Dale - Mar 26, 2017

The authors who wrote the books for even the most successful Broadway musical comedies of the 1920s and 30s often get a bum rap for the flimsiness of their plots and the nonsensical nature of their gags. (more...)

Photo Coverage: It's Ladies Night as 92Y Celebrates Women of the American SongbookPhoto Coverage: It's Ladies Night as 92Y Celebrates Women of the American Songbook
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 20, 2017

92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists series presented BABY, DREAM YOUR DREAM: Dorothy Fields AND THE WOMEN OF THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK, last night and BroadwayWorld was there.  The show was hosted by Deborah Grace Winer (Artistic Director, Writer & Host), with John Oddo (Music Director) and Mark Waldrop (Stage Director). Marilyn Maye, Kenita Miller, Nancy Opel, Margo Seibert and Emily Skinner were on vocals. (more...)

Sold Out Crowds Cheer for Charles Busch in THAT GIRL/THAT BOYSold Out Crowds Cheer for Charles Busch in THAT GIRL/THAT BOY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Just as death knells and obituaries are beginning to appear in the press for cabaret in Los Angeles (usually by inexperienced journalists in their 20s who seem to think that entertainment is restricted to their computers, IPads and IPhones), proof to the contrary arrives in the form of one Charles Busch in "THAT GIRL/ THAT BOY" at Rockwell stage and table on March 13th and 14th . With sold out and standing room only crowds, not to mention multiple standing ovations, clearly cabaret's heart was beating strong and proud. (more...)

Danny Mac, Jeremy Taylor, Fred Haig, and Maggie Steed Cast in ON THE TOWN at Regent's Park Open Air TheatreDanny Mac, Jeremy Taylor, Fred Haig, and Maggie Steed Cast in ON THE TOWN at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????Regent's Park Open Air Theatre announce casting for the opening production of their 2017 season, On The Town (19 May - 01 July). (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Emily Skinner and More Sign on for 92Y's Women's History Month ConcertMarilyn Maye, Emily Skinner and More Sign on for 92Y's Women's History Month Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Lyrics & Lyricists celebrates Women's History Month with a multi-generational cast of divas - Marilyn Maye, Kenita Miller, Nancy Opel, Margo Seibert and Emily Skinner - paying tribute to these and other groundbreaking women artists who stand on their shoulders today. (more...)

Special Feature: Checking in on JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTYSpecial Feature: Checking in on JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 8, 2017

And so the happy Party continues. Because of some international press, Cast Party is high on the To-Do List for people from across the globe. Caruso explains, "Cast Party is like the Ellis Island of showbiz. (more...)

Announcing The Gateway's 2017 Season!Announcing The Gateway's 2017 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The Gateway is thrilled to announce its 2017 Season! The Gateway's new season features five dazzling Broadway hits: RENT, Swing!, On the Town, Mamma Mia!, and Little Shop of Horrors. Tickets start at $59 and go on sale to the public on Tuesday, March 21 at 10am. Student and youth prices are available for select shows. Full Season Subscription Memberships are available now through March 20th.  Season Subscription memberships include tickets to all five Main Stage shows and exclusive membership perks. For more information, contact the Box Office at (631) 286-1133, or visit the website at TheGateway.org. (more...)

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN and More Set for The Wick Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonTHE DROWSY CHAPERONE, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN and More Set for The Wick Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Wick Theatre recently announced its exciting 2017/2018 season. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG and MEMPHIS Headline Porchlight Music Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonBILLY ELLIOT, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG and MEMPHIS Headline Porchlight Music Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Michael Weber, artistic director of Porchlight Music Theatre, has announced Porchlight Music Theatre's 2017 - 2018 mainstage season. (more...)

The St. Bart's Players to Celebrate 90th Season with Special Gala and MoreThe St. Bart's Players to Celebrate 90th Season with Special Gala and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The St. Bart's Players is incredibly excited to celebrate its 90th season in 2017! Before the group's spring play, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the Players will kick the season off with a special Gala on February 25th! (more...)

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