Cole Porter News

Date of Birth: June 09, 1891
Date of Death: October 15, 1964 (73)
Gender: Male
Vocalist Gregory Porter to Perform at Holland Center in FebruaryVocalist Gregory Porter to Perform at Holland Center in February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

He's been named "the next great male jazz singer" by NPR and your chance to see why is coming up: Omaha Performing Arts presents Gregory Porter on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM in Kiewit Hall at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. This performance is part of the 2015/16 Jazz Series sponsored by First National Bank. Special thanks to hospitality sponsor Hotel Deco. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/30/15 - KISS ME KATESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/30/15 - KISS ME KATE
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2015

Today in 1948, opened at the Shubert Theatre. Kiss Me, Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. It is structured as a play within a play, where the interior play is a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. The original production starred Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk and Harold Lang. Kiss Me, Kate was a response to Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! and other integrated musicals, and it proved to be his biggest hit and the only one of his shows to run for more than 1,000 performances on Broadway. It won the first Tony Award presented for Best Musical, in 1949. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Lesli Margherita & More Set for 54 SINGS KISS ME KATERobert Cuccioli, Lesli Margherita & More Set for 54 SINGS KISS ME KATE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

The famous songs of Cole Porter's greatest show come to life once again in a special concert performance of the 1948 Broadway smash hit. Kiss Me Kate was Cole Porter's biggest hit show; it was his longest running Broadway production and his favorite creation. Audiences have consistently agreed! With songs like "So In Love," "Too Darn Hot," "Were Thine That Special Face" and "Brush Up Your Shakespeare," Kiss Me Kate has always been one of Broadway's most beloved musicals. It won the very first Tony Award for Best Musical and when it was revived, it won Best Revival of Musical. (more...)

Patti LuPone and More Set for Millersville University's 5th Arts SeasonPatti LuPone and More Set for Millersville University's 5th Arts Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

The Arts at Millersville University's Fifth Season continues with more than 55 unique performances by both local and touring artists, films, and new Adult Learning Classes, all starting in full swing this January, with tickets going on sale for Broadway Legend and film star, Patti LuPone January 11th, for the fifth anniversary season gala. (more...)

BWW Review: Kim Grogg & Kim Sutton Celebrate Women Power and the Joys of Friendship In Charming Holiday Duo Show at Don't Tell MamaBWW Review: Kim Grogg & Kim Sutton Celebrate Women Power and the Joys of Friendship In Charming Holiday Duo Show at Don't Tell Mama
by Billie Roe - Dec 21, 2015

With the holiday season upon us how wonderful it is to experience the joyful celebration of friendship. In their recent sold out performance (December 17th at Don't Tell Mama), the attractive girl-power singing duo, Kim Grogg and Kim Sutton, examine the true meaning of friendship from a decidedly female point of view. Gracing the stage spectacularly dressed in shades of sparkling silver and platinum grey, these two alluring ladies begin the evening by conjuring up a bit of their own "Magic" (John Farrar). Grogg informs the audience that she and Sutton had previously met in cabaret class, but pretty much solidified their fast and furious friendship this past summer after having survived the "ultimate cabaret boot camp" at The Eugene O'Neill Cabaret Conference. (more...)

The Alden in McLean Sets Winter-Spring SeasonThe Alden in McLean Sets Winter-Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

The Alden in McLean announces its winter-spring 2016 season offerings of national and international touring artists. Professional artists from the worlds of comedy, dance, theatre, music, magic, children's theatre and more will visit the 383-seat performing arts venue located inside the Beltway and minutes from downtown DC. Tickets for all season performances are on sale online at the Alden's website www.aldentheatre.org and by phone through OvationTix at 1-866-811-4111. The Alden is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue, inside the McLean Community Center.  (more...)

IRVING BERLIN & CO. Cast Album Set for Release This MondayIRVING BERLIN & CO. Cast Album Set for Release This Monday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2015

Some never-before-recorded Irving Berlin songs will get their recording debuts when the original cast album of Chip Deffaa's musical play IRVING BERLIN & CO. is released in the U.S. by CDBaby on Monday, December 21st. (more...)

DIVA DIARIES to Play Broward Center in JanuaryDIVA DIARIES to Play Broward Center in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and National Arts Institute present a celebration of friendship, family, and fabulous fun with the musical Diva Diaries, performed Wednesday, January 6-Sunday, January 31 as part of the 2015-16 Abdo New River Room Theater Series at the Broward Center. (more...)

Winter Park Playhouse to Open New Year with Tony Bennett TributeWinter Park Playhouse to Open New Year with Tony Bennett Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

The Winter Park Playhouse kicks off ?the new year with a Central Florida Premiere - I Left My Heart: A Salute To The Music Of Tony Bennett. The production runs January 22 - February 27, 2016.  Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2:00 p.m. and select Wednesday, Friday and Sunday matinees at 2: 00 p.m. The preview performance is Thursday, January 21 at 7:30p.m. (more...)

Winter Performance Schedule Announced for Bemelmans Bar at Carlyle HotelWinter Performance Schedule Announced for Bemelmans Bar at Carlyle Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, is pleased to welcome Champian Fulton, The Brandon McCune Trio, The Chris Gillespie Trio, and Tony DeSare to Bemelmans Bar for Sunday night residencies throughout the winter 2016 season. Featuring top artists from the worlds of jazz, cabaret and Broadway alongside special unannounced guests, Sunday nights at Bemelmans Bar have become a favorite spot for a wide range of performing musicians across the city. Additionally, the classic watering hole has drawn crowds consisting of socialites, politicians, movie stars and moguls for?more than five decades. More information on acts performing this winter can be found below. (more...)

Ocean State Theatre to Host MOVIE MUSICALS LIVE! in JanuaryOcean State Theatre to Host MOVIE MUSICALS LIVE! in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fourth season in its state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick, is pleased to announce its third annual benefit concert presentations - Movie Musicals Live! starring OSTC "kid" alumni on Saturday, January 9 and A Night of Broadway Classics starring Fred Scheff on Saturday, January 16. (more...)

Sinatra Centennial Celebration Set for MPAC in JanuarySinatra Centennial Celebration Set for MPAC in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Crooner Steve Lippia interprets the music made famous by Frank Sinatra in honor of the hundredth anniversary of Sinatra's birth at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 8 pm. Tickets are $39-59. (more...)

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre to Set Sail with ANYTHING GOESWay Off Broadway Dinner Theatre to Set Sail with ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Two years ago, The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, Frederick's only year-round producing regional theatre, celebrated its 20th anniversary season and opened with a beloved classic, The Sound of Music. To launch Way Off Broadway's new expanded six-show 2016 Season, the theatre will open with another classic, Anything Goes. The Cole Porter musical will kick off the season on Friday evening, January 15th. (more...)

Julian Ovenden Signs New Record Deal!Julian Ovenden Signs New Record Deal!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Star of Downton Abbey and regular on the West End and Broadway stage, Julian Ovenden has signed a new record deal with East West Records (home to artists including Alexander Armstrong, Hugh Laurie, Simply Red and The Corrs). (more...)

Theo Ubique Extends MY WAY...A TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA Through JanuaryTheo Ubique Extends MY WAY...A TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA Through January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Theo Ubique's cabaret saluting the man who was arguably the most popular singer of the 20th Century will be extended beyond its originally announced closing date of January 10th and will run throughout the month of January, closing on Sunday, January 31. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre to Welcome Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION This WinterLong Wharf Theatre to Welcome Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Long Wharf Theatre presents, in conjunction with Eva Price, THE LION, written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer, directed by Sean Daniels, from January 6 through February 7, 2016. The play will take place on Stage II. Tickets are $25-$85. The press opening will take place on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Wilton's Music Hall Sets January-April 2016 SeasonWilton's Music Hall Sets January-April 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Kicking off January is The Mozart Salons: Concert One (8 January), an international project exploring the most prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. Join Pater Sheppard Skaeverd on a journey of intricate sonatas through to his muchly celebrated concertante works for violin, viola and piano. Nashville-based polymath Michael Alec Rose will present the exclusive world premiere of a series of violin pieces inspired by intimate walks across Dartmoor, whilst exploring its rich history along the way. Pianist Daniel-Ben Pienaar will join Peter as well as composer David Lancaster in Concert Two (14 February). (more...)

Cape Town City Ballet to Welcome 2016 with Cole Porter Ballet, NIGHT & DAYCape Town City Ballet to Welcome 2016 with Cole Porter Ballet, NIGHT & DAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Cape Town City Ballet's smash hit production, NIGHT & DAY, returns to the Artscape Theatre this festive season from 31 December 2015 to 10 January 2016. With a special opening night performance scheduled for New Year's eve, the sparkling ballet celebrates the extraordinary life and music of Cole Porter, one of the 20th century's most prolific and successful song writers. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway Golden Age Producer/Director John C. Wilson's Long-Lost NOEL, TALLULAH, COLE, AND ME PublishedBWW Interview: Broadway Golden Age Producer/Director John C. Wilson's Long-Lost NOEL, TALLULAH, COLE, AND ME Published
by Michael Dale - Dec 14, 2015

The memoir of KISS ME, KATE's director and Noel Coward's producer and lover published over 50 years after his passing. (more...)

Sally Darling Brings PERSPECTIVES to Don't Tell MamaSally Darling Brings PERSPECTIVES to Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2015

Sally Darling returns to Don't Tell Mama in 'Perspectives', the latest in her acclaimed signature series of themed programs, December 13th in NYC. (more...)

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