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Date Of Birth:
June 09, 1891
Date Of Death:
October 15, 1964 (73)
Gender: Male
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Date of Birth: June 09, 1891
Date of Death: October 15, 1964 (73)
Gender: Male
The Shakespeare Revue to Celebrate Shakespeare's 400th with New TourThe Shakespeare Revue to Celebrate Shakespeare's 400th with New Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The Shakespeare Revue, a comic concoction of hilarious sketches and show-stopping numbers written by comedy icons Victoria Wood, Alan Bennett, Maureen Lipman, Monty Python, Noel Coward, Cole Porter, Fry & Laurie and musical theatre favourites, Stephen Sondheim, Stiles & Drewe and many more, returns to the stage with a UK tour as part of the nationwide celebrations marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. The production opens at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne on Wednesday 3 August 2016 and tours to a further six venues until 26th November 2016, prior to West End. Further dates to be announced. (more...)

Comedy Classic Celebrates Shakespeare's 400th Anniversary With A New UK TourComedy Classic Celebrates Shakespeare's 400th Anniversary With A New UK Tour
by Edward Baker - Jul 13, 2016

The Shakespeare Revue, a comic concoction of hilarious sketches and show-stopping numbers written by comedy icons Victoria Wood, Alan Bennett, Maureen Lipman, Monty Python, Noel Coward, Cole Porter, Fry & Laurie and musical theatre favourites, Stephen Sondheim, Stiles & Drewe and many more, returns to the stage with a UK tour as part of the nationwide celebrations marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. The production opens at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne on Wednesday 3 August 2016 and tours to a further six venues until 26th November 2016, prior to West End. Further dates to be announced. (more...)

Vivian Reed Returns to the Metropolitan Room with STANDARDS AND MOREVivian Reed Returns to the Metropolitan Room with STANDARDS AND MORE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

VIVIAN REED - the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called "remarkable and ferocious" by The New York Times and "a force of nature" by The New York Post - will return with her acclaimed concert "Standards and More" at The Metropolitan Room on Thursday,July 21 at 7:00 PM. Special guests for this show will be soprano Andrea Jones-Sojola, who appeared on Broadway in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess, and theater and nightclub star Raun Ruffin, who appeared in The Civil War. The show was recently extended through this fall and Reed will also perform at The Metropolitan Room on September 26 and November 10, backed by a four-piece band led by Billy McDaniel. The evening includes unique arrangements of classic standards by Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter and George Gershwin in a dazzling blend of pop, jazz, soul and R&B. A recent rave review from BroadwayWorld.com praises "the profound originality of Reed's arrangements and interpretations. Reed dives headlong into the songs and emerges with something entirely new, fresh and hers." (more...)

BWW Review: Michael Griffiths Channels Cole Porter In His Latest Biographical Cabaret, COLEBWW Review: Michael Griffiths Channels Cole Porter In His Latest Biographical Cabaret, COLE
by Jade Kops - Jul 12, 2016

In the year that celebrates 125 years since Cole Porter's birth, cabaret favourite Michael Griffiths channels the famous composer with his one man show COLE. (more...)

F. Scott Fitzgerald's THE LAST TYCOON to Play the West End This SummerF. Scott Fitzgerald's THE LAST TYCOON to Play the West End This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

F Scott's final novel, THE LAST TYCOON, unfinished at the time of his death, is coming to London's West End this summer, to the Arts Theatre (Upstairs at the Arts) for a four week run this summer for its European premiere. (more...)

Biography of 'The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin' Released July 12thBiography of 'The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin' Released July 12th
by Michael Dale - Jul 11, 2016

David Kaufman writes of the life and career of one of the most beloved performers in American theatre. (more...)

G4's Jonathan Ansell To Star In THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT At The New Wimbledon TheatreG4's Jonathan Ansell To Star In THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT At The New Wimbledon Theatre
by Edward Baker - Jul 11, 2016

From the producers of the smash-hit show Puttin' On the Ritz comes the dazzling song and dance extravaganza THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT! Each venue will feature a very special guest alongside the cast of West End Singers and Dancers and the Classical Brit Nominee highly popular young tenor and former G4 front man Jonathan Ansell will join the cast in Wimbledon. (more...)

Photo Flash: Grant Park Music Festival Celebrates Cole PorterPhoto Flash: Grant Park Music Festival Celebrates Cole Porter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

The Grant Park Music Festival's 82nd season continues at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Just last night, anything goes when conductor Kevin Stites lead the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus and guest soloists through the works of the legendary and witty composer/lyricist, Cole Porter. (more...)

LUNT AND FONTANNE: THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY to Make New York Premiere at FringeNYCLUNT AND FONTANNE: THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY to Make New York Premiere at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

LUNT AND FONTANNE: The Celestials Of Broadway will have its New York Premiere at The New York International Fringe Festival in August, running the 13th through 27th. (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli to Perform at Kitano Jazz, 7/13Gabrielle Stravelli to Perform at Kitano Jazz, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

?GABRIELLE STRAVELLI - the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter called an "outstanding singer" by The Wall Street Journal and "hotter than the equator" by The Village Voice - will introduce a new evening celebrating the legendary songwriters Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael at Kitano Jazz (66 Park Avenue at 38th Street) on Wednesday, July 13 with sets at 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM. In addition to well-known standards by Mercer ("Dream") and Carmichael ("Stardust") and compositions they wrote together ("Skylark," "In The Cool Cool Cool of the Evening"), the show includes collaborations with other composers and lyricists. The evening also features rare material by the pair from their Broadway Show I Walk With Music and movies from the 1950s and 60s. She will be joined by Art Hirahara on piano, Pat O'Leary on bass and Eric Halvorson on drums. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES to Run 7/29-8/2 at Kelsey TheatreANYTHING GOES to Run 7/29-8/2 at Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Hop on board the S.S. American and get ready for music and romance on the high seas as M&M Stage Productions presents "Anything Goes" at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre. Dates and show times for this dazzling musical featuring Cole Porter classics are: Fridays, July 29 and Aug. 5 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, July 30 and Aug. 6 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, July 31 and Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. (more...)

Star of Stage and Screen, John McMartin Passes Away at 86Star of Stage and Screen, John McMartin Passes Away at 86
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

According to multiple reports, award-winning Broadway actor John McMartin has passed away at the age of 86. McMartin most recently appeared on Broadway in 2014's ALL THE WAY and the 2011 revival of ANYTHING GOES. (more...)

LUCY LUMMIS lleva su JAZZ TRIO al Patio del Teatro GalileoLUCY LUMMIS lleva su JAZZ TRIO al Patio del Teatro Galileo
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jul 6, 2016

El proximo 14 de agosto Lucy Lummis ofrecera un concierto acompañada por piano y contrabajo al aire libre, en el Patio del Teatro Galileo de Madrid (more...)

Last Chance to Catch Roland Perold's A GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK at #NAF16's Albany Cabaret ClubLast Chance to Catch Roland Perold's A GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK at #NAF16's Albany Cabaret Club
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

With more than half of its run at the National Arts Festival's Albany Cabaret Club done, audiences have only a few more opportunities to see Roland Perold in his charming cabaret, A GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Leslie Odom, Jr., Billy Porter & More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2016-17 SeasonKelli O'Hara, Leslie Odom, Jr., Billy Porter & More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Bay Area Cabaret, now in its 13th season of presenting world-renowned Broadway, pop and jazz vocalists, announces the 2016-2017 season of shows at San Francisco's most elegant and historic showroom, the Fairmont Venetian Room (950 Mason Street atop Nob Hill). (more...)

FIDDLER's Julie Benko Set to Perform at Cornelia Street CafeFIDDLER's Julie Benko Set to Perform at Cornelia Street Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2016

Celebrated vocalist Julie Benko, stepping off the Broadway stage where she appears in Fiddler on the Roof, returns to the Cornelia Street Cafe on Sunday, July 31st at 8:30PM to present an evening of jazz. She is backed by a virtuosic sextet including Jason Yeager (piano), Danny Weller (bass), Jay Sawyer (drums), Andy Warren (trumpet), Kenny Pexton (reeds), and Walter Harris (trombone). (more...)

Stage Door Players to Present KISS ME, KATEStage Door Players to Present KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Wrapping up the wildly successful 42nd Season of Dunwoody's very own professional theatre, STAGE DOOR PLAYERS produces the musical comedy, "show within a show", Kiss Me, Kate, music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Sam and Bella Spewack. Alan Kilpatrick directs, Nick Silvestri is the music director, and Jen MacQueen choreographs. The show opens on Friday, July 15, and runs through Sunday, August 7. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm (except, no performance on Thursday, July 21), and Sundays at 2:30pm. Single tickets are on sale now at the box office (770-396-1726), or online at www.stagedoorplayers.net. Tickets are $30; senior, student, and youth discounts are available. (more...)

Douglas Morrisson Theatre Sets 2016-17 SeasonDouglas Morrisson Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre (DMT) proudly announces the new 2016-2017 Season, including a world premiere and one regional premiere.  (more...)

Sorteos BWW: PALOMA SAN BASILIO EN LA DECIMA MUSASorteos BWW: PALOMA SAN BASILIO EN LA DECIMA MUSA
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 28, 2016

BroadwayWorld Spain te invita a ver el nuevo musical PALOMA SAN BASILIO EN LA DECIMA MUSA dentro del 62º Festival de Merida. ¡Entra y participa! (more...)

BWW Preview: DANIEL BOAVENTURA SINGS BROADWAY STANDARDS BY JEWISH COMPOSERSBWW Preview: DANIEL BOAVENTURA SINGS BROADWAY STANDARDS BY JEWISH COMPOSERS
by Claudio Erlichman - Jun 27, 2016

In the year that the Congregacão Israelita Paulista (CIP) celebrates 80 years of great history and dedication to the Jewish community and the Brazilian society, the actor and singer Daniel Boaventura was chosen to be the attraction of the commemorative concert for the benefit of social work of the institution . The event, which takes place June 29 at the Teatro Sergio Cardoso, will be presented by Rubens Ewald Filho - also one of the directors and writers alongside Claudio Erlichman - and will journey for more than 50 years of history of the great Broadway classics, highlighting the strong Jewish influence in the American Songbook, which contributed to the emergence of a new artistic genre, the musical theater. The show, named 'Broadwish - From Shtetl to Broadway', created especially for this occasion, will bring a repertoire full of standards composed and written by renowned Jewish composers such as Irving Berlin, George & Ira Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz , Oscar Hammerstein II, Kander & Ebb and Burt Bacharach among others. (more...)

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