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
Gender: Male
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Bob Merrill News

Date of Birth: May 17, 1921
Date of Death: February 17, 1998 (76)
Birth Place: Atlantic City, NJ, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Review: Conundrum Theatre Inaugurates with FUNNY GIRLBWW Review: Conundrum Theatre Inaugurates with FUNNY GIRL
by Don Grigware - Oct 31, 2016

In a rare revival, Conundrum Theatre Company in its inaugural production, is now presenting the 60s' mega Broadway smash Funny Girl. October 29 was Fanny Brice's birthday. her 125th, in fact. So, we remember the great comedic talent of Miss Brice who took the Zigfield Follies by storm and became a huge Broadway and later Hollywood star. (more...)

Conundrum Theatre Company Presents FUNNY GIRL at The ColonyConundrum Theatre Company Presents FUNNY GIRL at The Colony
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Conundrum Theatre Company premieres the musical classic, FUNNY GIRL at The Colony in Burbank for an extended run of performances from October 29th - November 20th, 2016. Conundrum's inaugural fully staged musical production of Funny Girl is also a joint partnership with the Friends of the Rialto in Pasadena to help restore their historic 90-year old theatre. (more...)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society Presents FUNNY GIRLJefferson Performing Arts Society Presents FUNNY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Jefferson Performing Arts Society Presents: Funny Girl. Book by Isobel Lennart, Jule Styne, and Bob Merrill. Music and Lyrics by Bob Merrill and Jule Styne. Directed by Butch Caire, musical Direction by Dr. Donna Clavijo, choreography by Lori Flanders, JPAS Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Dennis G. Assaf (more...)

Conundrum Theatre Company Presents FUNNY GIRL at The ColonyConundrum Theatre Company Presents FUNNY GIRL at The Colony
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Conundrum Theatre Company premieres the musical classic, FUNNY GIRL at The Colony in Burbank for an extended run of performances from October 29th - November 20th, 2016. Conundrum's inaugural fully staged musical production of Funny Girl is also a joint partnership with the Friends of the Rialto in Pasadena to help restore their historic 90-year old theatre. (more...)

Darryl Maximilian Robinson Set for FUNNY GIRL at The Historic Rialto TheatreDarryl Maximilian Robinson Set for FUNNY GIRL at The Historic Rialto Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Two major revivals of sorts are occurring at The Historic Rialto Theatre at 1023 Fair Oaks Ave in South Pasadena, Calif. (more...)

42nd Street Moon Announces Their NEW MOON42nd Street Moon Announces Their NEW MOON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

San Francisco's leading musical theatre company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas as the 42nd Street Moon's new Executive Directors. Daren and Daniel will assume the leadership of all artistic and administrative operations of 42nd Street Moon as the company continues to enrich and embolden its mission as it continues to strengthen its position as a leader in the Bay Area performing arts community. (more...)

Last Chance! SIMPLY, IRA LEE at Don't Tell Mama 10/17Last Chance! SIMPLY, IRA LEE at Don't Tell Mama 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Just one more chance to join IRA LEE COLLINGS as he celebrates his 80th birthday with his show Simply, Ira Lee (A Gay Geezer Celebration Through the Looking Glass..warts and all at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC on Monday, October 17th at 7 PM.  Ira Lee first presented this show this spring and is revisiting it with some additional surprises.  He is joined by Musical Director John M. Cook on piano.  (more...)

Ira Lee Collings to Celebrate 80th Birthday at Don't Tell MamaIra Lee Collings to Celebrate 80th Birthday at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Singer IRA LEE COLLINGS returns to Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC on Monday, October 10th and 17th at 7 PM to continue celebrating his 80th birthday with his show Simply, Ira Lee (A Gay Geezer Celebration Through the Looking Glass..warts and all). (more...)

Conundrum Theatre Company Announces Cast and Production Team of FUNNY GIRLConundrum Theatre Company Announces Cast and Production Team of FUNNY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

While full rehearsals are currently underway at multiple locations - including The Community Room of The South Pasadena Public Library, the new non-Equity professional theatre group of the Greater Pasadena Area, THE CONUNDRUM THEATRE COMPANY, has announced its complete cast of its Inaugural Production of 'FUNNY GIRL' the classic, Tony-nominated, Oscar-winning musical theatre hit that made the gifted Barbara Streisand into an international stage and screen star. (more...)

BWW Review: CARNIVAL is a Dazzling Magical DelightBWW Review: CARNIVAL is a Dazzling Magical Delight
by Frank Benge - Aug 12, 2016

CARNIVAL is a musical that originally appeared on Broadway in 1961, with a book by Michael Stewart and music and lyrics by Bob Merrill. You may better know Merrill as the writer of the lyrics for Funny Girl. It is based on the 1953 MGM film Lili. The show is seldom produced; outside of the original production's National Tour; only a handful of productions have been done professionally, and one of those was a staged concert version. The main reason is the difficulty of the music. I am pleased to report that not only does the Summer Stock Austin production handle the score beautifully, the entire production is a dazzling, magical delight. (more...)

AUDIO: Hear Samples of Sheridan Smith On The New FUNNY GIRL London Cast RecordingAUDIO: Hear Samples of Sheridan Smith On The New FUNNY GIRL London Cast Recording
by Michael Dale - Aug 8, 2016

The new London Cast Recording of FUNNY GIRL is now available. (more...)

Explore Cole Porter's World with Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPSExplore Cole Porter's World with Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS heat up the Los Angeles County Arboretum on August 20th with an evening solely devoted to one of America's most beloved musical icons for Cole Porter Night. (more...)

Darryl Maximilian Robinson Set for FUNNY GIRL at The Historic Rialto TheatreDarryl Maximilian Robinson Set for FUNNY GIRL at The Historic Rialto Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Two major revivals of sorts are occurring at The Historic Rialto Theatre at 1023 Fair Oaks Ave in South Pasadena, Calif. (more...)

BWW Review: Maureen Taylor Celebrates Unheralded Composer Bob Merrill in New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits at Metropolitan RoomBWW Review: Maureen Taylor Celebrates Unheralded Composer Bob Merrill in New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits at Metropolitan Room
by Victoria Ordin - Jul 21, 2016

In her A-line black and white polka dot dress with petticoats, a lively (and lithe!) Maureen Taylor delivered an entertaining tribute to lyricist Bob Merrill at the Metropolitan Room (on July 13). Originally directed by Peter Napolitano when the show debuted in 2008-09, Taylor Made is the latest installment of Producer/Promoter Stephen Hanks' outstanding New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits, which almost always lives up to its name. (more...)

Cast Recording Of FUNNY GIRL Featuring Sheridan Smith To Be Released 5 August 2016Cast Recording Of FUNNY GIRL Featuring Sheridan Smith To Be Released 5 August 2016
by Edward Baker - Jul 13, 2016

Sheridan Smith brings her unique vocals and phenomenal performance as Fanny Brice to the London cast recording of the critically-acclaimed West End production of Funny Girl, to be released on Decca Records on 5th August. (more...)

Sheridan Smith Will Return to West End's FUNNY GIRL TonightSheridan Smith Will Return to West End's FUNNY GIRL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Sheridan Smith has taken a leave of absence from Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre due to 'stress and exhaustion.' Today, producers have confirmed that the actress will return to the West End production tonight in the role of Fanny Brice. Natasha J. Barnes has subbed for Smith since the end of May. (more...)

VIDEOS: Barbra Streisand's Broadway! Part Six: The 2010sVIDEOS: Barbra Streisand's Broadway! Part Six: The 2010s
by Michael Dale - Jun 15, 2016

The last of a six-part, decade-by-decade video series sampling the legendary artist's performances of musical theatre classics. (more...)

VIDEOS: Barbra Streisand's Broadway! Part Five: The 2000sVIDEOS: Barbra Streisand's Broadway! Part Five: The 2000s
by Michael Dale - Jun 14, 2016

The fifth of a six-part, decade-by-decade video series sampling the legendary artist's performances of musical theatre classics. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Shoshana Bean and More in NSMT's FUNNY GIRLSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Shoshana Bean and More in NSMT's FUNNY GIRL
by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2016

Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents a new production of FUNNY GIRL, starring Broadway's Shoshana Bean in the lead role of Fanny Brice. FUNNY GIRL opened Tuesday, June 7 and plays through Sunday, June 19, 2016. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Shoshana Bean Makes FUNNY GIRL Her Own at NSMTBWW REVIEW: Shoshana Bean Makes FUNNY GIRL Her Own at NSMT
by Jan Nargi - Jun 12, 2016

It's a lot to ask of a leading lady to make audiences forget Barbra Streisand in the role that catapulted her to stardom. That's one of the reasons why FUNNY GIRL, the musical that forever linked Streisand to the title character Fanny Brice, has never been revived on Broadway. Well, look no more, producers. If ever there was an actress who could fill Streisand's shoes and make FUNNY GIRL her own, it's the star who's currently electrifying audiences in the role at North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly: Shoshnna Bean. (more...)

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