Bing Crosby News

Date of Birth: May 02, 1904
Date of Death: October 14, 1977 (73)
Birth Place: Tacoma, WA, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Review: Harvey Granat Spotlights Jimmy Van Heusen to an Enthusiastic Audience in His Latest SONGS AND STORIES at 92YBWW Review: Harvey Granat Spotlights Jimmy Van Heusen to an Enthusiastic Audience in His Latest SONGS AND STORIES at 92Y
by Alix Cohen - Mar 18, 2017

Though all of Harvey Granat's midday events are illuminating and entertaining, his most recent SONGS AND STORIES on March 16 at 92Y could've easily continued at least another half hour buoyed by audience enthusiasm. The event's special guests, author/producer/journalist Will Friedwald (who has his own 92Y series), and President of Jimmy Van Heusen's catalog, his great nephew, Brook Babcock, were both knowledgeable, engaging raconteurs. It was also a great pleasure to watch the two men join infectiously enjoying the afternoon. (more...)

Michael Feinstein Returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with THE CROONERS: SAMMY, DEAN, FRANK & BINGMichael Feinstein Returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with THE CROONERS: SAMMY, DEAN, FRANK & BING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated Michael Feinstein returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with The Crooners: Sammy, Dean, Frank & Bing for five performances only May 18-21, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Composer and Lyricist Robert J Sherman Talks BUMBLESCRATCHBWW Interview: Composer and Lyricist Robert J Sherman Talks BUMBLESCRATCH
by Marianka Swain - Feb 16, 2017

Composer and lyricist Robert J Sherman's work includes musicals Love Birds and Bumblescratch. The latter, set during the Great Plague and Great Fire of London and told from a perspective of a plague rat, received a gala concert presentation last year at the Adelphi Theatre starring Darren Day, Jessica Martin and Michael Xavier. The cast recording is now available on CD from SimG Records. (more...)

THE BIG BROADCAST! Returns to Mount Holyoke College's  Chapin Auditorium on 3/5THE BIG BROADCAST! Returns to Mount Holyoke College's Chapin Auditorium on 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College present the 12th edition of The Big Broadcast! on Sunday, March 5 at 2PM & 7PM at Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, MA. Created and directed by Mark Gionfriddo, who is also onstage as "Matt Morgan", The Big Broadcast!  is a re-creation of a live 1940's radio show featuring the Mount Holyoke College Big Band, Vocal Jazz, and Chamber Jazz Ensembles performing well-known tunes from the swing era and the American songbook. WWLP-TV meteorologist Brian Lapis is emcee "Fred Kelley" for his 10th consecutive season. (more...)

Kravis Center Promises An Entertainment-Packed March With Numerous Concerts, Shows & Superstar PerformersKravis Center Promises An Entertainment-Packed March With Numerous Concerts, Shows & Superstar Performers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season in March 2017 with amazing performances from Hollywood to Bollywood, several fascinating lectures, two of Broadway's biggest hits, and the much-anticipated return of Michael Feinstein & the Kravis Center Pops Orchestra. (more...)

Austrian Producer Filous Releases New Single 'Goodbye' ft. Mat KearneyAustrian Producer Filous Releases New Single 'Goodbye' ft. Mat Kearney
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

filous, the nineteen year old Austrian multi-instrumentalist who captured fans around the world last Winter with his updated reinterpretation of “Let It Snow”, now returns with “Goodbye” featuring highly-celebrated singer-songwriter Mat Kearney, which is available via Ultra Music on all digital platforms today. (more...)

THE BIG BROADCAST! to Return to Mount Holyoke This MarchTHE BIG BROADCAST! to Return to Mount Holyoke This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College present the 12th edition of The Big Broadcast! on Saturday, March 4 at 2PM & 7PM at Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, MA.  (more...)

BWW Review: Will Friedwald Pays Tribute to Harold Arlen in New CLIP JOINT at 92YBWW Review: Will Friedwald Pays Tribute to Harold Arlen in New CLIP JOINT at 92Y
by Alix Cohen - Jan 26, 2017

On January 24, Will Friedwald, producer, feature writer for The Wall Street Journal, author of nine books on popular music, countless articles, and liner notes, moved his nostalgic CLIP JOINT series to Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street Y. For the uninitiated, CLIP JOINT offers curated video clips---many not seen in decades---from a huge vintage collection of quality sources, DVD and 16mm (not downloaded from YouTube). Each themed program features writers, musicians, and/or vocalists associated with our American Songbook. Friedwald's economic commentary, encyclopedic knowledge, and openness to questions is a unique resource for fans and professionals alike. (more...)

Accessible Cinema For All At The PointAccessible Cinema For All At The Point
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

This spring, The Point is delighted to present three special musical cinema screenings, especially designed for people with dementia, learning or physical difficulties, as well as their families and carers. (more...)

'MARGARITAVILLE', THE COLOR PURPLE, WAITRESS and More on Tap for Broadway in New Orleans' 2017-18 Season'MARGARITAVILLE', THE COLOR PURPLE, WAITRESS and More on Tap for Broadway in New Orleans' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2017 - 2018 season was announced today. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, the new season will play at the historic Saenger Theatre in downtown New Orleans beginning fall 2017. (more...)

January Thaw Music Festival Continues with NYC's Most Versatile Musician, Eddie AllenJanuary Thaw Music Festival Continues with NYC's Most Versatile Musician, Eddie Allen
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

 Centenary Stage Company's January THAW Music Festival continues with a tribute to "Satchmo" as performed by New York City's most versatile musician, Eddie Allen, in 3hree for Louis:  A Tribute to Louis Armstrong on Sunday, January 22 at 2pm in the Lackland Performing Arts Center.  (more...)

'PAJAMA GAME' Orchestrator & Arranger Buddy Bregman Dies at 86'PAJAMA GAME' Orchestrator & Arranger Buddy Bregman Dies at 86
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Composer, musical director, arranger and orchestrator Buddy Bregman has passed away at the age of 86. (more...)

Photo Flash: Georgia Ensemble Theatre to Premiere Atlanta Playwright Topher Payne's New ComedyPhoto Flash: Georgia Ensemble Theatre to Premiere Atlanta Playwright Topher Payne's New Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, continues its string of successful comedies from Atlanta playwright Topher Payne with the premiere of Greetings Friend Your Kind Assistance Is Required. The production runs January 5th through 22nd, 2017 at the theatre's home in the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Veteran Atlanta director and actor Shannon Eubanks will be reunited with playwright Payne to once again direct his latest comedy. Sponsorship for this production is graciously provided by the Robert W. Hagan Family Foundation. (more...)

BWW Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS at Broadway SacramentoBWW Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS at Broadway Sacramento
by Harmony Wheeler - Dec 29, 2016

Don't pack away your favorite Christmas sweater quite yet. You have one more opportunity to celebrate Christmas in full color: The national tour of White Christmas the musical visits Sacramento through this Sunday only. It's a quick-paced production that never quite finds its heart, but you can't deny the feel-good nostalgia associated with White Christmas, nor help but love all its impressive dance numbers. And when those barn doors finally open to reveal a gorgeous snowy landscape, the day undoubtedly becomes merry and bright. (more...)

DICK WHITTINGTON Announced As 2017 Palladium PantomimeDICK WHITTINGTON Announced As 2017 Palladium Pantomime
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

Qdos Entertainment today (23 December 2016) announces they will return to the London Palladium over the Festive Season in 2017 with Dick Whittington. (more...)

Highlights In Jazz Announces 2017 Line Up, Honorary Doctorate for Jack KleinsingerHighlights In Jazz Announces 2017 Line Up, Honorary Doctorate for Jack Kleinsinger
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz, New York's longest running jazz concert series, proudly announces the schedule for its 45th season featuring four monthly star studded Thursday night concerts taking place at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center of Borough Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, NYC. (more...)

Jim Caruso's 12 Days of Christmas... Leslie Odom Jr. Will Be Home for ChristmasJim Caruso's 12 Days of Christmas... Leslie Odom Jr. Will Be Home for Christmas
by Jim Caruso - Dec 22, 2016

I'm pretty sure there's nothing Leslie Odom, Jr. can't do. This recording of "I'll Be Home For Christmas" perfectly shows off his good taste, style and that exemplary voice. The song is, of course, an American classic, with lyrics by Kim Gannon and a melody by Walter Kent. Gannon wrote it from the point of a World War II soldier stationed overseas, telling his family that he'll be home for the holidays, and to prepare the Christmas fun. Of course, the last lyric is one of the most melancholy ever written - "I'll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams." When the song was first pitched to folks in the music business, it was roundly refused, since it all seemed incredibly sad. But Bing Crosby smartly threw caution to the wind and recorded the tune, with immense success. Interestingly, after the lyricist's death, he left the royalty rights to the American Heart Association, which has benefitted greatly ever since. (more...)

Jim Caruso's 12 Days of Christmas... Barbra Streisand Reinvents a ClassicJim Caruso's 12 Days of Christmas... Barbra Streisand Reinvents a Classic
by Jim Caruso - Dec 21, 2016

Love it or hate it, this souped-up arrangement of 'Jingle Bells?' has become an iconic recording by the one and only Barbra Streisand. Of course, it's from her first Christmas album, which came out in 1967, but I was introduced to it in 1970 when it was released on a special promo album for Maxwell House coffee, along with cuts by Doris Day and (yes) Jim Nabors. I thought it was funny then, and I think it's funny now. I especially love the Brooklyn-ese reading of the word 'upsot.' It was all very sophisticated and slightly oddball to the young Jimmy Caruso, and takes me right back to Wexford, Pennsylvania, where I'd listen over and over on my little record player. (Google that word, kids.) (more...)

Jim Caruso's 12 Days of Christmas... Nat King Cole Wishes You a Merry ChristmasJim Caruso's 12 Days of Christmas... Nat King Cole Wishes You a Merry Christmas
by Jim Caruso - Dec 20, 2016

I don't care how old you are, I'm pretty sure this recording sounds like home. Nat King Cole, with his velvety croon, sings one of the more perfect songs ever written with simplicity and good taste. It's been recorded thousands of times, in every conceivable style - with riffs and shrieks and all kinds of dazzlement. But this arrangement and performance is the only one I want to hear. (more...)

Jim Caruso's 12 Days of Christmas... Miranda Sings Gets Into the Holiday SpiritJim Caruso's 12 Days of Christmas... Miranda Sings Gets Into the Holiday Spirit
by Jim Caruso - Dec 19, 2016

If you have spent more than twelve minutes with me, you know that I am in love with a fake person named Miranda Sings. I first saw her on YouTube when she gave a 'free voice lesson' to the interwebs. I thought she was a neo-Florence Foster Jenkins, as did most everyone. I wrote to 'her,' inviting her to Cast Party, my weekly open mic night at Birdland. I heard back from her creator, Colleen Ballinger, a wildly intelligent and brilliantly funny actress. That was the beginning of a wonderful friendship and subsequent business relationship. 'Miranda' became a regular on my Broadway at Birdland concert series, until our walls couldn't hold her fan base. Now, she's playing the biggest theaters in the world (Kennedy Center!), just signed for the second season of her Netflix sit-com 'Haters Back Off,' had a #1 book on the New York Times Bestseller List, has guested on the Tonight Show, and hangs with Jerry Seinfeld. Colleen's online following rivals the Catholic Church (almost a billion hits), yet she's still as funny and normal and adorable as ever. This insane video clip makes me hysterical, as do most of her awkward shenanigans. (more...)

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