Bob Merrill News

Also Credited As:
  • Paul Stryker

  • Date Of Birth:
    May 17, 1921
    Date Of Death:
    February 17, 1998 (76)
    Birth Place:
    Atlantic City, NJ, USA
    SOUND OFF World Premiere First Listen: Barbra Streisand's PARTNERS Is The Whole Pie
    by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 11, 2014

    Today we are thrilled to be the very first to review the new duets album from legendary stage and screen icon Barbra Streisand, PARTNERS. (more...)

    Hillbarn Theatre Extends FUNNY GIRL Through 9/28
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

    Due to overwhelming ticket sales and critical acclaim, Hillbarn Theatre has announced that an extra week of performances will be added to the current schedule of the 2014-2015 season opening performance of Funny Girl. Originally scheduled to close on Sunday, September 21, tickets are now on-sale through Sunday, September 28. Funny Girl will perform at Hillbarn Theatre (1285 East Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City). Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Single tickets range in price from $23 - $42 and are available now by calling 650.349.6411 ext. 2 or visiting (more...)

    Jim Brochu to Return to Barrington Stage in CHARACTER MAN This Month
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

    Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, announces the return of Drama Desk Award-winner Jim Brochu in his new show Character Man, following his wildly successful run of Zero Hour in 2011. A musical valentine celebrating the Golden Age of the American Musical, Character Man will be presented at BSC's St. Germain Stage at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center from September 18 through 28. The press opening is Saturday, September 20 at 7:30pm. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: Hillbarn Theatre's FUNNY GIRL is Fabulous, Now Through 9/21
    by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Sep 05, 2014

    'Hello gorgeous.' The Hillbarn Theatre in San Mateo kicked off its 2014-2015 season with the sensational Funny Girl. Based on the life of Fanny Brice, Funny Girl originally starred Barbra Streisand in the icon role of the famous vaudeville and Ziegfeld Follies legend. It was a part that catapulted her into stardom and made Streisand a household name. Hillbarn Theatre showed a lot of chutzpah in putting on a show so closely associated with a major star, but this is their 'Season of Awakening,' therefore daring, dreams and self-discovery are most definitely in the air. Debuting Executive Artistic Director Dan Demers wraps it all up with this quote from Mark Twain (by way of Demers' mother): The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why,' which certainly could be a quote about Ms. Brice. (more...)

    Hodges & Hodges Set the Stage for Hillbarn Theatre's FUNNY GIRL, Aug. 28 - Sep. 21
    by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Aug 28, 2014

    Get ready for Hillbarn Theatre's production of Funny Girl, playing August 28 - September 21. Based on the real life story of famous Vaudeville star Fanny Bryce, Funny Girl is a Broadway classic that you're going to want to see on stage! It originally starred Barbra Streisand in both the stage and film version, garnering the actress an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Actress, among many other awards and nominations. Although the movie and musical have some major differences, the stage production is bound to bring the same laughs and chutzpa as the original. Nominated for eight Tony Awards, this is a must-see musical. (more...)

    Jon Egging Joins Bayou City's NEW GIRL IN TOWN; Charles Krohn Departs Due to Injury
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

    Jon L. Egging has joined the cast of Bayou City Concert Musicals' production of the 1957 George Abbott musical version of Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie, New Girl in Town. Egging replaces Charles Krohn, who had to drop out of the production because of a knee injury. (more...)

    Jule Styne Revue EVERYTHING'S COMING UP ROSES Set for Crazy Coqs Next Month
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

    Starring a stellar cast of West End stars and created exclusively for The Crazy Coqs, Everything's Coming Up Roses celebrates Jule Styne, the man behind some of the most iconic music of Broadway's Golden Age. Featuring hit songs from musicals such as Gypsy, Funny Girl, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes & Bells Are Ringing, as well as some rare undiscovered gems, this evening promises to delight and dazzle audiences with songs such as People, Don't Rain On My Parade, Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend and of course Everything's Coming Up Roses. (more...)

    Cape Rep Theatre to Present ALL OUR BEST Musical Revue Benefit, 8/29-30
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

    Cape Rep Theatre presents All Our Best, a musical revue to benefit the theater directed and designed by Resident Musical Director, Scott Storr, and performed by over 20 Cape Rep Theatre actors and singers. Two performances only, Friday, August 29 and Saturday, August 30 at 8 pm. Tickets are $35 and include complimentary champagne and special treats at intermission. Buy tickets through our box office, 508.896.1888, or online at Cape Rep Indoor Theatre. North Side Route 6A E. Brewster. (more...)

    Judy Kaye, James Snyder & More Set for 54 Below this Week
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

    Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

    Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Ben Platt and More Will Play 54 Below, Aug-Sept 2014
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

    This August and September 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

    Marc Kudisch & More Join Cast of UMC's UNSUNG BOB MERRILL at 54 Below, 8/5
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

    UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will present Unsung Bob Merrill hosted by three-time Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch (9 to 5, Assassins, Millie). Created and directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, Make Mine Manhattan), the intimate evening will play 54 Below on Tuesday, August 5 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

    EVERYTHING'S COMING UP ROSES, SIMPLY BARBRA, Joe Stilgoe and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, Sept 2014
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

    The Crazy Coqs has announced its September 2014 schedule in Piccadilly, London. Details below! (more...)

    Hillbarn Theatre to Kick Off 2014-15 Season with FUNNY GIRL, 8/28-9/21
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

    Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula's premier community theatre company, kicks off its 2014-15 season opener with one of Broadway's musical theatre cornerstones, Funny Girl. (more...)

    Lesli Margherita, Danny Rutigliano & More Will Join Bruce Vilanch in I HAD A BALL Reading, 7/24
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

    UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) continues its 2014 developmental reading series at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center with a special presentation of I Had a Ball, the 1964 Coney Island musical comedy with a book by Tony Award winner Jerome Chodorov (Wonderful Town) and a score by Stan Freeman & Jack Lawrence. The reading, directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, Make Mine Manhattan), will be held Thursday, July 24 at 2:30 PM in the Bruno Walter Auditorium. (more...)

    BCCM to Present NEW GIRL IN TOWN, 9/4-7
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

    Bayou City Concert Musicals opens its 2014-15 season with the 1957 George Abbott musical version of Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie, New Girl in Town, for five performances at the Heinen Theatre, 3517 Austin, September 4-7, 2014. The fully-staged concert musical production will mark the premiere of New Girl in Town in Houston. New Girl in Town was nominated for five Tony Awards in 1958 and won two...both for best performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical. (more...)

    Adam Gwon and Sarah Hammond's STRING, Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond's 'HOWARD BARNES' and More Set for NAMT's 2014 Festival of New Musicals
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

    The National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT) announced today its selections for the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals. Beautiful Poison, Cubamor, Great Wall, How To Break, Mary Marie, The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes, String and Stu For Silverton make up the eight new musicals that will be presented at the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Thursday, October 23, 2014 and Friday, October 24, 2014 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

    Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

    This July and August 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

    Musicalsommer 2014 auf den Freilichtbühnen im deutschsprachigen Raum
    by Iris Moebius - Jun 13, 2014

    Auch in diesem Sommer kann man Musicals wieder auf Freilichtbuhnen in ganz Deutschland erleben, von Klassikern wie Anatevka und My Fair Lady, uber Sunset Bouledvard und Kiss Me, Kate, bis hin zu deutschen Eigenproduktionen wie Maria, Ihm Schmeckt's Nicht und Heiße Ecke. Hier nun ein Überblick uber 20 großere Festivals und Produktionen in Deutschland, der Schweiz und Österreich. (more...)

    Unsung Concert Series to Continue at 54 Below with UNSUNG BOB MERRILL, 8/5, and UNSUNG CAROLYN LEIGH, 11/20
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

    UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will continue its 2014 Unsung concert series at 54 Below with Unsung Bob Merrill and Unsung Carolyn Leigh, Vol. 2, following its recent sold-out, critically acclaimed Unsung Carolyn Leigh concert for Lincoln Center's American Songbook. The two all-new evenings are created and directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad) with musical direction and arrangements by Fran Minarik (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, At Home Abroad). (more...)

    The Playhouse SA to Present FUNNY GIRL, 6/6-29
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

    The Playhouse SA will present FUNNY GIRL, featuring music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill, and book by Isobel Lennart from an original story by Miss Lennart. The production runs June 6 - 29, 2014 at The Playhouse SA Cellar Theater, located at 800 West Ashby, San Antonio, TX. (more...)

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