Cole Porter News

 

Cole Porter News

Date of Birth: June 09, 1891
Date of Death: October 15, 1964 (73)
Gender: Male
Musicals Tonight! Announces Casting for Cole Porter's DU BARRY WAS A LADYMusicals Tonight! Announces Casting for Cole Porter's DU BARRY WAS A LADY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Musicals Tonight! has announced the full cast for its production of Du Barry Was a Lady (1939), featuring music and lyrics by Cole Porter and originally starring Bert Lahr, Ethel Merman and Betty Grable. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alanna Kalbfleisch Makes Theater HappenBWW Interview: Alanna Kalbfleisch Makes Theater Happen
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Mar 6, 2017

I don't think my goal is to be a performer, rather more of a person who makes theater happen. Whether that is being an actor, a designer, a director, a patron, a donor, a supporter, an observer, or the executive director of a theater company, that's completely up to fate, really. All I want is to be a part of the progression of this art. (more...)

BWW Review: ANYTHING GOES! at Kennard-Dale High SchoolBWW Review: ANYTHING GOES! at Kennard-Dale High School
by Christy Brooks - Mar 6, 2017

Special Edition: Kennard-Dale High School of the South Eastern School District presented Cole Porter's musical ANYTHING GOES! March 2-5, 2017, making quite the splash of excitement! (more...)

SRO Theatre Company to Produce Documentary to Chronicle Life of Johnnie SchmidtSRO Theatre Company to Produce Documentary to Chronicle Life of Johnnie Schmidt
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2017

SRO Theatre Company is proud to announce its plans to produce a documentary film on John Schmidt, a 95-year-old former member of the company whose life experiences include performing on Broadway, pole vaulting at OSU, WWII, frequent appearances on WOSU radio and television, being inducted into the OSU Sports Hall of Fame, and managing his Schmidt family tree farm in Bainbridge, Ohio. SRO is using the crowd-funding platform GoFundMe to finance My Name is Johnnie Schmidt, the working title of the project, which will include a wealth of information on John's life based on interviews with the still-vibrant senior and Upper Arlington native, as well as rarely-seen footage and photos of his notable life and career. Our goal is to premiere the finished work in the fall. (more...)

Amy Friedl Stoner to Make NYC Debut with Show DREAMCHASERAmy Friedl Stoner to Make NYC Debut with Show DREAMCHASER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

Amy Friedl Stoner is thrilled to make her NYC debut at The Metropolitan Room with her new show 'Dreamchaser'. 'Dreamchaser' is a look at life -with the love of music leading the way- through the songs of Billy Joel, Cole Porter, Jason Robert Brown and more. (more...)

Rosenwinkel & Caipi CD Release Celebration and More Coming Up at BirdlandRosenwinkel & Caipi CD Release Celebration and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for March 13-March 19, including Kurt Rosenwinkel and Caipi CD Release Celebration, "Songwriter Circle" featuring Paul Scott Goodman, Neil Berg, Gabe Violett, Rita Harvey, Selda Said & Derek Gregor, Eric Comstock, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

SOUVENIR Opens Bridge Street Theatre's 2017 Subscription SeasonSOUVENIR Opens Bridge Street Theatre's 2017 Subscription Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

On October 25, 1944, wealthy (and tone-deaf) soprano Florence Foster Jenkins and her accompanist Cosme McMoon performed a recital at Carnegie Hall. Tickets sold out weeks in advance; an estimated 2,000 people were turned away at the door. The world of music has never quite recovered. Come share the hilarious and touching tale of this unlikely pair in the musical "Souvenir" at Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre March 16th through the 26th. (more...)

Stephanie Styles, Drew Gehling, Jarrod Spector and More to Set Out on Whirlwind Tour in Broadway-Bound ROMAN HOLIDAYStephanie Styles, Drew Gehling, Jarrod Spector and More to Set Out on Whirlwind Tour in Broadway-Bound ROMAN HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Producers Paul Blake and Mike Bosner, in conjunction with San Francisco's SHN (Greg Holland, Chief Executive Officer) announced principal casting today for the pre-Broadway engagement of ROMAN HOLIDAY - The Cole Porter Musical, the new musical premiering as part of SHN's 2017 Season this summer. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY's John Waters, Caitlyn Jenner and More Slated for Chicago Humanities Festival's SPRINGFEST/17: STUFFHAIRSPRAY's John Waters, Caitlyn Jenner and More Slated for Chicago Humanities Festival's SPRINGFEST/17: STUFF
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

After finding that the inaugural Springfest sparked joy across Chicago, the Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) has revealed its full line-up for its second annual Springfest, Stuff. (more...)

Richmond Symphony Presents Ann Hampton Callaway In THE STREISAND SONGBOOKRichmond Symphony Presents Ann Hampton Callaway In THE STREISAND SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Join the Richmond Symphony in celebrating the music of one of America's most enduring musical artists. Don't miss Ann Hampton Callaway - The Streisand Songbook on Saturday, March 11 at 8pm. (more...)

Kravis Center Guarantees Music, Music, Music Throughout April with Memorable Concerts and Broadway HitsKravis Center Guarantees Music, Music, Music Throughout April with Memorable Concerts and Broadway Hits
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season in April 2017 with an amazing array of musical performances from Broadway to Motown, from classy Nat King Cole to classic Cole Porter, from piano masterpieces to Pokemon. Also, a soul searing drama (Judgment at Nuremberg) and a side-splitting comedy (Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man). (more...)

New Musical THE INTERNATIONALS Set for 'Music at I-House' SeriesNew Musical THE INTERNATIONALS Set for 'Music at I-House' Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

A fictitious Patti Lu Pone is the central character in The Internationals, a new musical by musical theater writer and comedienne Emily Rose Simons, directed by Alexander Notkin, and with musical direction by Kengchakaj Kengkarnka, which will be performed by residents of International House (I-House) on Thursday, March 23 at 7:30 PM as part of its new music performance series, Music at I-House: Then and Now. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Linda Eder, Mandy Gonzalez and More to Hit Feinstein's/54 Below This MarchCarmen Cusack, Linda Eder, Mandy Gonzalez and More to Hit Feinstein's/54 Below This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

This March, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage with Beth Malone and More at BROADWAY BY THE YEAR's 1920s EditionPhoto Coverage: Backstage with Beth Malone and More at BROADWAY BY THE YEAR's 1920s Edition
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 28, 2017

Tony Award nominees Carolee Carmello (Parade, Scandalous), Mary Testa (Xanadu, 42nd Street, On the Town), Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde, Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark), with Beth Malone (Fun Home) and Jill Paice (An American in Paris), starred in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night, February 27, in 'The Broadway Musicals of the 1920s.' BroadwayWorld went backstage with the cast and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello, Robert Cuccioli and More Bring Musicals of the '20s to Town Hall in BROADWAY BY THE YEARPhoto Coverage: Carolee Carmello, Robert Cuccioli and More Bring Musicals of the '20s to Town Hall in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 28, 2017

Tony Award nominees Carolee Carmello (Parade, Scandalous), Mary Testa (Xanadu, 42nd Street, On the Town), Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde, Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark), with Beth Malone (Fun Home) and Jill Paice (An American in Paris), starred in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night, February 27, in 'The Broadway Musicals of the 1920s.' BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos below! (more...)

Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room Announces March ScheduleDino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room Announces March Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room is feeling lucky this March! Marvelous entertainers and singers will grace the stage all month long, creating an unforgettable experience. This month's performers include Mark Nadler 'Cole Porter After Dark', Gabrielle Stravelli, Kathy 'Babe' Robinson, Bob Egan (for his Bob Egan Showcase) and, Michael Richard Kelly. Additionally, the dynamic duo, Eddie Bruce and Paula Johns, are set to perform March 29, 30 and 31.  Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room - the unique dining and entertainment experience reminiscent of the sophisticated supper clubs of the 40s and 50s - is located at 287 Keswick Avenue in Glenside, PA. See www.dinosbackstage.com or call 215-884-2000 for more information, including specific music charges and minimums in The Celebrity Room. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/25/2017
by - Feb 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/25/2017. (more...)

BWW Review: DARK SISTERS at Oklahoma City University Introduces Contemporary, Progressive Opera to the HeartlandBWW Review: DARK SISTERS at Oklahoma City University Introduces Contemporary, Progressive Opera to the Heartland
by Ronn Burton - Feb 25, 2017

Oklahoma City University's Bass School of Music presented the 2011 opera DARK SISTERS by Nico Muhly and Stephen Karam. Telling the story of "sister wives" in a modern-day polygamist sect, the subject matter certainly breaks new ground in an art form that many would (mistakenly) view as outdated. By presenting this kind of work in Oklahoma City, OCU proves their commitment to prepare students for work in today's artistic landscape, ensuring their readiness for the future beyond graduation. (more...)

Cast All Aboard for ANYTHING GOES at Musicals Tonight!Cast All Aboard for ANYTHING GOES at Musicals Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Anything Goes has music and lyrics by Cole Porter, and the original 1934 production ran for over a year. The show is coming to Musicals Tonight!, March 14-26, and the full cast has just been announced. (more...)

Austin Colby, MaryJoanna Grisso and More to Join American Pops Orchestra for CINDERELLAAustin Colby, MaryJoanna Grisso and More to Join American Pops Orchestra for CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their all-star 2016-2017 season with a new take on the classic tale  Cinderella: A Magical, Musical Tale on Saturday, March 11 at 2:00 PM at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational UCC, 945 G Street NW, WDC 20001). (more...)

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