Betty Comden News

 

Betty Comden News

Date of Birth: May 03, 1919
Date of Death: November 23, 2006 (87)
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender: Female
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...)

Karen Mason to Host IT'S ABOUT TIME Album Release Concert at BirdlandKaren Mason to Host IT'S ABOUT TIME Album Release Concert at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Karen Mason - the acclaimed Broadway star and concert artist - will celebrate her new album It's About Time from Zevely Records with a special concert at Birdland Jazz Club (315 West 44th Street in New York) on Monday, March 6 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Leans in with Jeanine Tesori and Betty ComdenExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Leans in with Jeanine Tesori and Betty Comden
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 15, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Leaning In with Jeanine Tesori & Betty Comden! (more...)

Nancy Opel, Emily Skinner & More Set for 92Y's Women's History Month Concert, 'BABY, DREAM YOUR DREAM'Nancy Opel, Emily Skinner & More Set for 92Y's Women's History Month Concert, 'BABY, DREAM YOUR DREAM'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists series will present BABY, DREAM YOUR DREAM: DOROTHY FIELDS AND THE WOMEN OF THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK, featuring Deborah Grace Winer (Artistic Director, Writer & Host), John Oddo (Music Director) and Mark Waldrop (Stage Director), with Marilyn Maye, Kenita Miller, Nancy Opel, Margo Seibert and Emily Skinner on vocals. (more...)

Photo Flash: HALLELUJAH, BABY! Celebrates Black History Month at Musical Theatre GuildPhoto Flash: HALLELUJAH, BABY! Celebrates Black History Month at Musical Theatre Guild
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will celebrate Black History Month with the rarely produced HALLELUJAH, BABY!. The one-night-only concert event took place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre yesterday, February 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM with original cast members Frieda Payne and Robert Hooks in attendance. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

CINDERELLA, MADAGASCAR, and More Head Up Children's Theatre of Cincinnati's Upcoming SeasonCINDERELLA, MADAGASCAR, and More Head Up Children's Theatre of Cincinnati's Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati's 93rd season will be one to remember, as TCT brings Tri-state families six fantastical productions they won't soon forget. At the Taft Theatre, a boy that won't grow up, a princess in glass slippers, a band of animal friends and a magical nanny will all prove that dreams really do come true if you make a wish and believe in yourself.  (more...)

Corinna Sowers Adler to Return to The Metropolitan Room with HIGH STANDARDS Live Recording, 2/19Corinna Sowers Adler to Return to The Metropolitan Room with HIGH STANDARDS Live Recording, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

After recently making her solo debut in "Something Beautiful" in The Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, singer and actress, CORINNA SOWERS ADLER returns to the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, on Sunday, February 19 at 6pm to create a Live Recording of her highly acclaimed show 'High Standards'. The show is musically directed by legendary musical arranger, Alex Rybeck and will feature Mr. Rybeck on piano. The show is a musical journey through some of the best music ever written, reimagined by Mr. Rybeck including songs by Meredith Wilson, Leonard Bernstein/Betty Comden & Adolf Green, Leslie Bricusse/Cyril Ornatel, John Lennon and Joni Mitchell, to name a few. (more...)

Rarely Seen HALLELUJAH, BABY! Revives Next Week at MTGRarely Seen HALLELUJAH, BABY! Revives Next Week at MTG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2017

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will celebrate Black History Month with the rarely produced HALLELUJAH, BABY!. The one-night-only concert event will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM with original cast members Frieda Payne and Robert Hooks scheduled to be in attendance. (more...)

CANDIDE, PETER PAN and More Set for Music Theater Works' 2017 SeasonCANDIDE, PETER PAN and More Set for Music Theater Works' 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) will open its 2017 season with CANDIDE  (June 3-11), followed by GYPSY (August 19-27), DUKE ELLINGTON'S GREATEST HITS (October 6-15), and PETER PAN (December 23-January 1, 2018). (more...)

Karen Mason to Celebrate Marriage Equality, Judy Garland and More on New Album IT'S ABOUT TIMEKaren Mason to Celebrate Marriage Equality, Judy Garland and More on New Album IT'S ABOUT TIME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Karen Mason - the acclaimed Broadway star and concert artist - will release her new album It's About Time from Zevely Records on March 3, 2017. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, PETER PAN, THE LARAMIE PROJECT and More Set for Palo Alto Players' 2017-18 SeasonMILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, PETER PAN, THE LARAMIE PROJECT and More Set for Palo Alto Players' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Palo Alto Players, the Peninsula's first theatre company, announces its 87th season - "The World Turned Upside Down" - featuring the Bay Area regional premiere of the Tony-nominated musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  (more...)

Cygnet Theatre Presents San Diego Premiere of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURYCygnet Theatre Presents San Diego Premiere of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

In March, a luxury train rolls into Old Town bringing nonstop laughter and mayhem. The madcap musical comedy, On the Twentieth Century, features the writing talents of Betty Comden and Adolph Greene. Original music was composed byCy Coleman, who was honored with Tony Awards for Best Original Score & Best Book (1978). This musical comedy team lent their unique comic genius and sophisticated wit to dozens of Broadway hits including On the Town and Bells are Ringing. On the Twentieth Century will be directed by Sean Murray. The production runs March 9 through April 30. Opening night for media is March 18. (more...)

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