Cole Porter News

Date of Birth: June 09, 1891
Date of Death: October 15, 1964 (73)
Gender: Male
He's the Top! Rebecca Luker and More to Celebrate Cole Porter at 92YHe's the Top! Rebecca Luker and More to Celebrate Cole Porter at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Artistic director David Loud leads a stellar Broadway cast - Allison Blackwell, Lewis Cleale, Nikki Renee Daniels, Rebecca Luker and Matthew Scott - through Porter's most exquisite creations, including songs from such smash-hit shows as Anything Goes and Kiss Me, Kate. The show runs February 11-13, 2017 as part of 92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists series. (more...)

BWW Review: GLORIOUS! Shares Florence Foster Jenkins' Lack of Musical Talent with Comedic FlareBWW Review: GLORIOUS! Shares Florence Foster Jenkins' Lack of Musical Talent with Comedic Flare
by Shari Barrett - Jan 25, 2017

Santa Monica's Morgan-Wixson Theatre is sharing the comedy so prevalent in Florence Foster Jenkins performances by presenting "GLORIOUS! the True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the Worst Singer in The World" written by Peter Quilter through February 5, 2017. It is a hilarious and heart-warming comedy, somewhat similar to the 2016 film Florence Foster Jenkins starring Meryl Streep. As directed by Anne Gesling, and thanks to the brilliant performance of AnnaLisa Erickson as Florence, we get to know the real woman who truly believes she is the best opera singer in the world - with a remarkable ability to ignore the taunts and laughter from her critics and audiences in the pursuit of her dream. Erickson's ability to overplay Florence's brutally imperfect singing and flamboyant physical style to perfection is captivating. (more...)

Steve Ross to Play Live at the E Spot LoungeSteve Ross to Play Live at the E Spot Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Jaunty troubadour Steve Ross returns to The E Spot Lounge (Upstairs at Vitello's) located in the trendy Tujunga Village of Studio City, CA for one performance only: Thursday February 23, 2017 with a new collection featuring songs ranging from those written by Cole Porter 'You Do Something To Me; You're the Top' and Kern and Hammerstein 'All the Things You Are' to Leon Russell 'A Song For You' with many other favorites (and surprises) along the way 'The Way You Look Tonight, Let yourself Go, If Ever I Would Leave You, Two for the Road' and an original song written by Steve and Barbara Fried for this show 'Now It's You'. (more...)

Go Inside Gabrielle Stravelli's New Album DREAM AGO, Out This Week; Plus More Tour Dates!Go Inside Gabrielle Stravelli's New Album DREAM AGO, Out This Week; Plus More Tour Dates!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Gabrielle Stravelli - the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter - will release Dream Ago, her first major recording in a quickly rising career. The album, which will be available this week on January 27, 2017 from the Big Modern Music label, presents a joyous new voice of flexibility and range. (more...)

Australian Cabaret Star Michael Griffiths Brings COLE to Life at The McCallum TheatreAustralian Cabaret Star Michael Griffiths Brings COLE to Life at The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Jan 23, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents Cole starring Michael Griffiths on Friday, February 3, at 3:00pm and 8:00pm. Winner of the Helpmann Award, the Australian equivalent of the Tony Award, Australian cabaret performer Michael Griffiths explores the colorful life and timeless songs of Cole Porter. It's a tale of hedonism, grave misfortune and a legacy that sparkles with wit and wisdom. Singer, pianist, actor, composer and musical arranger Michael Griffiths has been described by the West Australian as "one of the most consummate male cabaret performers in Australia at the moment." His popularity is far-reaching, receiving five star reviews and standing ovations wherever he performs. (more...)

Broadway Couple Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley to Celebrate Human Race Theatre's 30th AnniversaryBroadway Couple Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley to Celebrate Human Race Theatre's 30th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

On Friday, February 24, Broadway legends and husband and wife team Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley take to the Loft Theatre stage for one night only to help The Human Race Theatre Company celebrate its 30th anniversary in Broadway and Beyond, a musical review. (more...)


by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

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Photo Coverage:  92Y's LYRICS & LYRICISTS Celebrates Harold ArlenPhoto Coverage: 92Y's LYRICS & LYRICISTS Celebrates Harold Arlen
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 23, 2017

The 92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists 2017 opened this weekend celebrating the music of Harold Arlen and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

BWW Interview: Maury Yeston Talks DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Ahead of London OpeningBWW Interview: Maury Yeston Talks DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Ahead of London Opening
by Liz Cearns - Jan 23, 2017

Maury Yeston, the composer and lyricist best-known for Nine and Titanic, visited the West End a few months before the West End opening of his new musical, Death Takes a Holiday. Based on a film (which was based on a play) this story tells of how Death changed his perspective. He used to not quite understand why everyone he came to collect was quite so aggrieved to die, until he met a particular woman who allowed him to realise quite what makes life worth clinging to. The side effect of Death's occupation being, though, that he can't collect anyone else while he's so distracted - Death the person and death the concept take a break!  Maury was kind enough to discuss his musical background, some of his better-known works and his latest venture for the stage. (more...)

Seattle Musical Theatre to Present LITTLE WOMENSeattle Musical Theatre to Present LITTLE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

Seattle Musical Theatre, Seattle's longest-running musical theatre company, has begun production for the third show of its 39th season, Little Women: The Musical. The show runs from February 17th through March 12th; Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm, and a special Thursday performance on March 9th at 7:30pm.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Michael Feinstein, Billy Porter, Andrea McArdle and More in AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC, Coming to NJTVPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Michael Feinstein, Billy Porter, Andrea McArdle and More in AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC, Coming to NJTV
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, announced the fourth season of the award-winning music series, American Songbook at NJPAC, hosted for the first time by multi-platinum-selling entertainer Michael Feinstein, will premiere on Wednesday, January 25th on NJTV (check local listings). The six-part series, now entitled American Songbook at NJPAC Hosted by Michael Feinstein, will also air on THIRTEEN and WLIW21 in the spring. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the performers onstage! (more...)

Carolee Carmello, Mary Testa, Robert Cuccioli and More to Tackle the '20s in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town HallCarolee Carmello, Mary Testa, Robert Cuccioli and More to Tackle the '20s in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 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), are set to star in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, February 27 at 8pm, The Broadway Musicals of the 1920s. (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts' Symphony Pops Series Welcomes Cabaret Star Ann Hampton CallawayLuther Burbank Center for the Arts' Symphony Pops Series Welcomes Cabaret Star Ann Hampton Callaway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) and the Santa Rosa Symphony present a special musical event as a part of the2016-2017 Symphony Pops Series on Sunday, February 19 at 3 p.m. featuring cabaret star Ann Hampton Callaway singing hits from the Great American Songbook. Callaway joins the Santa Rosa Symphony for a celebration of 20th Century American music. From a command performance at the White House, to the Great White Way of Broadway, she has captivated audiences everywhere. The Tony-nominated star of the Broadway hit Swing! sings the timeless classics of George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter and many more from the Great American Songbook. The Santa Rosa Symphony will be under the direction of acclaimed Principal Pops Conductor Michael Berkowitz. (more...)

DIVAS & QUEENS and More Set for New Season of Friday Programs at Philadelphia Museum of ArtDIVAS & QUEENS and More Set for New Season of Friday Programs at Philadelphia Museum of Art
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Starting this month, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will embark on a new lineup for Friday evening programs. (more...)

New Exhibit Marks Ella Fitzgerald CentennialNew Exhibit Marks Ella Fitzgerald Centennial
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The rich musical legacy of vocalist Ella Fitzgerald is the focus of a new installation in the Great American Songbook Foundation's Exhibit Gallery at the Palladium. (more...)

Carly Honfi to Join California Pops Orchestra for MAGICAL BROADWAY HITSCarly Honfi to Join California Pops Orchestra for MAGICAL BROADWAY HITS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

California Pops Orchestra, the country's only all-request pops orchestra, begins the new year with 'Magical Broadway Hits' at Cupertino's Flint Center, featuring guest vocalist Carly Honfi. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jason Graae and Company Bring JERRY HERMAN LEGACY CONCERT to Segerstrom CenterBWW Interview: Jason Graae and Company Bring JERRY HERMAN LEGACY CONCERT to Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - Jan 16, 2017

Broadway vet and musical comedy genius Jason Graae will be one of several incredible performers that will be presenting JERRY HERMAN: THE BROADWAY LEGACY CONCERT at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts from January 19 - 21, 2017. For three performances at the Center's Samueli Theater---the campus' intimate cabaret space---Graae and five other artists will be taking the stage to pay tribute to Jerry Herman's musical legacy, highlighted by musical numbers from his many classic shows that include MAME, MACK AND MABEL, HELLO, DOLLY!, and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. (more...)

The Nash Brings Top Jazz Artists 2/8-12The Nash Brings Top Jazz Artists 2/8-12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Music lovers in the Valley will have the opportunity to experience the charisma and artistry of three significant artists as the live jazz club hosts Emmet Cohen Trio on Feb 8th, the extraordinary saxophonist Cory Weeds with legendary pianist Harold Mabern on February 11th and the ever-charismatic Francine Reed on Feb 12th.  All performances are expected to sell out. (more...)

Megan Hilty and Brian Stokes Mitchell Join Pacific Symphony's 2016-17 Pops Line-UpMegan Hilty and Brian Stokes Mitchell Join Pacific Symphony's 2016-17 Pops Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Pacific Symphony announces today that award-winning Broadway superstars Megan Hilty and Brian Stokes Mitchell will join the orchestra's 2016-17 Pops season, replacing previously scheduled Jason Alexander, who was forced to cancel due to an unforeseeable conflict. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Singer Lynn Henderson will reprise her critically lauded cabaret show, 'T'Ain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do, at Don't Tell Mama on Saturday, January 28th for one show only. (more...)

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