Betty Comden News

Date Of Birth:
May 03, 1919
Date Of Death:
November 23, 2006 (87)
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender:
Female
Cincinnati Music Theatre Presents PETER PAN, 5/9 - 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Cincinnati Music Theatre (CMT) invites you to join them “where dreams are born” as they proudly present Joshua Steele as PETER PAN in the high-flying musical version of the play by Sir James M. Barrie, May 9-17, 2014 at the Aronoff Center's intimate Jarson-Kaplan Theater (see full performance schedule below). (more...)

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER's Steven Lutvak Set for THEATER TALK this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

This week's guest on THEATER TALK is Steven Lutvak, composer and co-lyricist (with librettist Robert L. Freedman), of the new hit musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Lutvak performs songs from the show for co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins and explains the musical settings and how they were conceived. (more...)

HCTO to Present PETER PAN, 4/24-6/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Fly away with Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell, and Captain Hook as J.M. Barrie's magical, musical fairytale of the 'Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up' is cleverly re-imagined for the HCTO stage! A favorite for children of all ages. Come back to Neverland, and remember what it's like to pretend! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Indianapolis - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Indianapolis (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Baltimore (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/12- BELLS ARE RINGING
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2014

Today in 2001, the first Broadway revival of Bells Are Ringing opened at the Plymouth Theatre (now the Gerald Shoenfeld Theatre), where it ran for 68 performances. Bells Are Ringing is a musical with a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Jule Styne. The story revolves around Ella, who works at an answering service and the characters that she meets there. The original Broadway production, directed by Jerome Robbins and choreographed by Robbins and Bob Fosse, opened on November 29, 1956 at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for slightly more than two years, and starred Judy Holliday as Ella and Sydney Chaplin as Jeff Moss. (more...)

Capathia Jenkins, Leslie Kritzer, Faith Prince and Clarke Thorell to Tribute Fanny Brice at 92Y, 5/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Funny girl, singular talent, American icon. Fanny Brice hit stardom in the 1920s and, almost a century later, still inspires the public imagination. On May 3, 4, and 5, Lyrics & Lyricists pays tribute to Fanny with Ziegfeld Girl: The Many Faces of Fanny Brice, a night of songs she put on the Broadway map, led by artistic director Ted Sperling, music director of the smash 2008 Broadway revival of South Pacific. Vocalists Capathia Jenkins, Leslie Kritzer, Faith Prince and Clarke Thorell sing classics like "Second Hand Rose" and "My Man"-as well as songs she inspired in Funny Girl. (more...)

Alice Ripley Joins EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE On May 11!
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 09, 2014

Today, we are particularly pleased and grateful to announce that Tony Award winner Alice Ripley has agreed to join the starry roster of leading ladies and gentlemen already confirmed for the event and pay tribute to the classic composer. (more...)

Liza Minnelli Joins EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE On May 11!
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 08, 2014

Today, we are priveleged and humbled to announce that legendary four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway and Hollywood icon Liza Minnelli has agreed to join the starry roster of leading ladies and gentlemen already confirmed for EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE and honor the classic composer with a Styne showstopper as only she can do. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 06, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Philadelphia (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 06, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 06, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Baltimore (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Indianapolis - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 06, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Indianapolis (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff and More Set for 92Y's GETTING TO KNOW YOU: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN, Now thru 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were established hit makers when they teamed up to make a musical about cowboys and farmers. What follows was a miracle-Oklahoma!, then Carousel and South Pacific; the list of extraordinary hits goes on. Tonight, April 5 and April 6 and 7 get to know these legends even better at Getting to Know You: Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lyrics & Lyricists first look at the two songwriters as a team. Guest artistic director, writer and host Ted Chapin, head of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, shares an insider's perspective on the pair, gleaned from his years with the Rodgers and Hammerstein families; joined by vocalists Lewis Cleale, Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff, Rebecca Luker, and Phillipa Soo. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE On May 11, With Gillette, Graff, Gravitte, Gonzalez, Uggams & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 04, 2014

On Sunday, May 11th, 2014 at 7:00pm, BroadwayWorld.com will continue its 2014 concert series at legendary cabaret venue Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, hosting an all-star tribute concert and benefit celebrating the music of incomparable multi-award-winning composer Jule Styne, while also honoring Mother's Day, raising funds for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. (more...)

Jim Brochu's CHARACTER MAN to Close 4/6 at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Urban Stages Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director and producer Peter Napolitano, announced the final week of the World Premiere engagement of Character Man. Jim Brochu's new musical memoir at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street). This limited run will continue through April 6th only. Robert Bartley directs, with musical direction by Carl Haan. The Final Post-Show Talk will take place on Wednesday, April 2nd with Special Guest Karen Mason (Mamma Mia, Sunset Boulevard, Hairspray), moderated by Peter Filichia. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Baltimore (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Indianapolis - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Indianapolis (more...)

Way Off Broadway Presents SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Now thru 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's 20th Anniversary Season continues this spring with a new staging of the singing and dancing musical based on the classic MGM film, Singin' in the Rain. Nearly twenty years after the show was last seen on a Frederick stage, Way Off Broadway's production will open tonight, March 28th and run through May 31st. (more...)

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