Burl Ives News

Date of Birth: June 14, 1909
Date of Death: April 14, 1995 (85)
Birth Place: Hunt, IL, USA
Gender: Male
Music Choice Celebrates Christmas in July with Non-Stop Holiday MusicMusic Choice Celebrates Christmas in July with Non-Stop Holiday Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Back by popular demand, Music Choice will celebrate “Christmas in July” with non-stop holiday music on its Sounds of the Seasons Music Channel. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Suddenly Singing! Jake Gyllenhaal Gears Up For LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS OnstageFLASH FRIDAY: Suddenly Singing! Jake Gyllenhaal Gears Up For LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Onstage
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 17, 2015

Today we are celebrating this week's news announcement of Jake Gyllenhaal's musical theatre debut. (more...)

Yale School of Drama Forms Frederick Loewe ScholarshipsYale School of Drama Forms Frederick Loewe Scholarships
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA has established two new scholarships with a $100,000 gift from The Frederick Loewe Foundation: the Frederick Loewe Musical Theatre Scholarship, which will be awarded to a playwriting student who demonstrates particular interest in musical theatre composition; and the Frederick Loewe Directing Scholarship in honor of Floria V. Lasky. (more...)

Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton Set for KAT KRAMER'S FILMS THAT CHANGE THE WORLDMartin Sheen, Mischa Barton Set for KAT KRAMER'S FILMS THAT CHANGE THE WORLD
by Movies News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Martin Sheen and Mischa Barton, stars of the film, Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain, will be among the participants kicking off the Seventh Annual Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World cinema series highlighting socially significant films, (more...)

Visit THE MUSIC SHOP at Rosebank Theatre in March 2015Visit THE MUSIC SHOP at Rosebank Theatre in March 2015
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Audiences will be taken on a journey to yesteryear when THE MUSIC SHOP opens at the Rosebank Theatre for a run this March. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Air LEGEND OF LEAD BELLY in Honor of Black History Month, 2/23Smithsonian Channel to Air LEGEND OF LEAD BELLY in Honor of Black History Month, 2/23
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

His story is told in the new one-hour Smithsonian Channel special, LEGEND OF LEAD BELLY, premiering Monday, February 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Scoop: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER on CBS - Tonight, December 13, 2014Scoop: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER on CBS - Tonight, December 13, 2014
by TV Scoop - Dec 13, 2014

Get all the scoop on RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, airing on CBS tonight, December 13, 2014! (more...)

Freedom Hall Welcomes Mandy Barnett TonightFreedom Hall Welcomes Mandy Barnett Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Direct from Nashville, acclaimed recording artist Mandy Barnett will celebrate the holidays with her classic country charm at Freedom Hall in Park Forest tonight, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Scoop: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER on CBS - Saturday, December 13, 2014Scoop: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER on CBS - Saturday, December 13, 2014
by TV Scoop - Dec 11, 2014

Get all the scoop on RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, airing on CBS on Saturday, December 13, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER on CBS - Tonight, December 9, 2014Scoop: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER on CBS - Tonight, December 9, 2014
by TV Scoop - Dec 9, 2014

Get all the scoop on RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, airing on CBS tonight, December 9, 2014! (more...)

TV Legends James Burrows & Robert Butler to Receive DGA Lifetime Achievement AwardTV Legends James Burrows & Robert Butler to Receive DGA Lifetime Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Directors Guild of America President Paris Barclay today announced that legendary directors James Burrows and Robert Butler will be the first recipients of a new DGA Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award (more...)

Michael Cerveris & Bryan Batt Set for See 'Em On Stage's A CHRISTMASSACRE STORY TonightMichael Cerveris & Bryan Batt Set for See 'Em On Stage's A CHRISTMASSACRE STORY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

'See 'Em On Stage: A Production Company' has announced the world premiere of a bloody new holiday musical comedy: 'A Christmassacre Story'. Tony-award winning actor Michael Cerveris (Sweeney Todd, The Good Wife) plays Burl Ives in this brand new Christmas horror musical comedy. The puppet and live action show features original songs by Paul Sanchez (Nine Lives, two time New Orleans Songwriter of the Year) and Mary Lasseigne (Mary Jane & The Brain Surgeon, Cowboy Mouth), with a book and additional lyrics by Kimberly Kaye (Nine Lives) under the direction of Christopher Bentivegna (Musical Of The Living Dead) (more...)

Freedom Hall to Welcome Mandy Barnett, 12/12Freedom Hall to Welcome Mandy Barnett, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Direct from Nashville, acclaimed recording artist Mandy Barnett will celebrate the holidays with her classic country charm at Freedom Hall in Park Forest on Friday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. Barnett will perform popular ballads like White Christmas, I'll Be Home for Christmas, and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, along with spirited standards like Jingle Bell Rock, A Holly Jolly Christmas, Marshmallow World, and Winter Wonderland. Her robust delivery is a reminiscent of the all-time great female singers and timeless sounds. It is musical holiday magic at its best. (more...)

Michael Cerveris & Bryan Batt Set for See 'Em On Stage's A CHRISTMASSACRE STORYMichael Cerveris & Bryan Batt Set for See 'Em On Stage's A CHRISTMASSACRE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

'See 'Em On Stage: A Production Company' has announced the world premiere of a bloody new holiday musical comedy: 'A Christmassacre Story'. Tony-award winning actor Michael Cerveris (Sweeney Todd, The Good Wife) plays Burl Ives in this brand new Christmas horror musical comedy. The puppet and live action show features original songs by Paul Sanchez (Nine Lives, two time New Orleans Songwriter of the Year) and Mary Lasseigne (Mary Jane & The Brain Surgeon, Cowboy Mouth), with a book and additional lyrics by Kimberly Kaye (Nine Lives) under the direction of Christopher Bentivegna (Musical Of The Living Dead) (more...)

BWW Interviews: NICE TIME TO BE ALIVE: The New Christy Minstrels Appear At The McCallum Theatre 11/16BWW Interviews: NICE TIME TO BE ALIVE: The New Christy Minstrels Appear At The McCallum Theatre 11/16
by David Green - Nov 15, 2014

The McCallum Theatre presents 'The New Christy Minstrels', with special guest star Barry McGuire for one very special performance, Sunday, November 16, at 3:00pm, Founded by Randy Sparks in 1961, the group's 1962 debut album, 'Presenting the New Christy Minstrels', won a Grammy, remained on the Billboard charts for two years, and scored a hit with 'This Land Is Your Land'. Their 1963 album 'Ramblin' was highlighted by the single 'Green, Green' which climbed the charts and became a hit single. In 2006, the California State Legislature honored The New Christy Minstrels with resolutions from both the Senate and Assembly. Randy Sparks was recognized for his fifty years in the recording industry, and the group was honored for their contributions to the music industry. In 2009, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars was dedicated to Randy Sparks and The New Christy Minstrels. I had the chance to chat with founder, Randy Sparks, about their upcoming return to The McCallum Theatre and a bit for the history of The New Christy Minstrels. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation: (more...)

Scoop: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER on CBS - Tuesday, December 9, 2014Scoop: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER on CBS - Tuesday, December 9, 2014
by TV Scoop - Nov 11, 2014

Get all the scoop on RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, airing on CBS on Tuesday, December 9, 2014! (more...)

BWW Reviews:  The Holiday Season Begins With, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER:  THE MUSICAL At The Coterie TheatreBWW Reviews: The Holiday Season Begins With, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL At The Coterie Theatre
by Steve Wilson - Nov 9, 2014

The holiday season soars into Kansas City on the nose of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. The holiday treat opened on Friday November 7 at the Coterie Theatre in Crown Center. Jeff Church directs the musical based on the stop-motion animated television special, which starred the voice of Burl Ives. Timothy Splain provides arrangements and orchestrations with script adaptation by Robert Penola. (more...)

CBS Announces Very Merry Holiday Programming!CBS Announces Very Merry Holiday Programming!
by TV News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

CBS's holiday programming this year will be highlighted by the 50th anniversary celebration of the perennial favorite RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER. The festive season, which kicks off with THE THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE ON CBS, will also include festive specials and beloved animated classics. (more...)

BWW Review:  History Comes to Life in ROSA PARKS AND THE MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT At The Coterie TheatreBWW Review: History Comes to Life in ROSA PARKS AND THE MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT At The Coterie Theatre
by Steve Wilson - Sep 28, 2014

Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott opened with a roar on Friday September 26 at the Coterie Theatre in Kansas City, Mo. "When you have your hand in the lion's mouth it is best to pat it on the head. . ." The lion is segregation and it is Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Movement that is patting it on the head. Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, written by Sue Greenberg, opened the 2014-2015 season for the theater. (more...)

Hank Cochran, Ronnie Milsap & Mac Wiseman Become Members of Country Music Hall of FameHank Cochran, Ronnie Milsap & Mac Wiseman Become Members of Country Music Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The Country Music Association announced today that Hank Cochran, Ronnie Milsap, and Mac Wiseman will become the newest members of the revered Country Music Hall of Fame. (more...)

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