Cole Porter News

BWW Interview: Ben West Previews Unsung Musicals' Carolyn Leigh Tribute Concert
by Adrienne Onofri - Apr 03, 2014

Max von Essen, Erin Davie, Alli Mauzey and other Bway stars will sing lesser-known tunes by the lyricist of 'Peter Pan' and 'Little Me'. (more...)

York Theatre Company Presents REMEMBERING MARY MARTIN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Producer), will present aRemembering Mary Martin, a one-night only special event on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Review Roundup: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at the Savoy Theatre
by Review Roundups - Apr 03, 2014

Jerry Mitchell's production of the Broadway musical, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, opened at the Savoy Theatre 2 April 2014. It stars Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound, Katherine Kingsley, and Samantha Bond. (more...)

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre Stages ANYTHING GOES, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Get on board for some delightful and de-lovely entertainment as Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre presents the nautical musical Anything Goes starting today, April 3. Recently revived on Broadway, this lighthearted Cole Porter classic celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, and tap dances through May 11 at Beef & Boards. (more...)

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre Presents ANYTHING GOES, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Get on board for some delightful and de-lovely entertainment as Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre presents the nautical musical Anything Goes starting today, April 3. Recently revived on Broadway, this lighthearted Cole Porter classic celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, and tap dances through May 11 at Beef & Boards. (more...)

Emily Walton, Teddy Bergman, Ryan King & Polly Lee to Lead THE CLOUD at HERE, 5/16-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Building on Slant Theatre Project's success with last season's The Steadfast, the company has announced the full cast for The Cloud, a world premiere mistaken-identity comedy written by playwright/comedian Matt Moses. Wes Grantom (Eager to Lose, The Steadfast) directs a cast of four including Teddy Bergman (B'way: Peter and the Starcatcher, Off-B'way: Sex Lives of Our Parents), Ryan King (Now Or Later at Huntington Theatre, The Intelligent Design Of Jenny Chow at the Atlantic Theater Company), Polly Lee (Marie Antoinette at Yale Rep, Wasps at Studio 42), and Emily Walton (Eager to Lose, August: Osage County). Performances for this first full production of Slant Theatre Project's 10th Season will be staged at HERE, 145 Sixth Avenue in NYC from May 16-June 1, 2014. (more...)

THE MEETING* Hosted by JUSTIN SAYRE to Play The Rrazz Room with Colleen McHugh, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will make its premiere performance at THE RRAZZ ROOM on Thursday, April 17 at 8:00 PM. After extended runs at 54 Below and Joe's Pub in New York, the show will make its Pennsylvania debut with this show. The Meeting* has been called 'delicious and delightfully droll' by The New York Post, and 'hilarious and sardonic' by The Village Voice. A recent story for Slate.com called the evening 'so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight.' The show will feature special guests Colleen McHugh. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut, 4/15-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

As the daughter of one of show business' most prominent couples, Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, Emmy Award-winning singer/actress Lucie Arnaz has forged a distinct career of her own. She has had starring roles on Broadway, television and film, and has won awards including an Emmy, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award. She brings her new show, Spring is Here, to The Carlyle for a limited five-night engagement, April 15 through 19. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Aaron Lazar & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ambitous New Cabaret Shows From SHANA FARR and JILLIAN LAURAIN Reach High But Fall Short
by Stephen Hanks - Mar 31, 2014

'A man's reach should exceed his grasp. Or what's a heaven for?' once wrote the poet Robert Browning. The line is about setting goals, striving, and ambition, all of which can be commendable desires. But sometimes in the world of cabaret, the desire to achieve the next level or to raise one's personal bar can be an overreach and overly ambitious. Such was the case with two shows staged this past week by two accomplished singers-Shana Farr and Jillian Laurain--who over the past couple of years have garnered mucho kudos for their vocal prowess and solid shows. Nobody could fault these lovely ladies for pushing their performance envelopes, but in both cases they fell short of their goals. (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Return to Bravo! Vail for 12th Annual Summer Residency, 7/18-25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will return to Bravo! Vail in Colorado for the Orchestra's 12th- annual summer residency there, performing six concerts July 18-25, 2014. Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct three programs, July 18-20, featuring works by composers for whom he has advocated during his tenure, ranging from Nielsen to The Marie-Jose?e Kravis Composer-in- Residence Christopher Rouse. The other Philharmonic concerts will be conducted by Bramwell Tovey (July 23 and 25) and Ted Sperling (July 24), and will feature works by Copland, Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Loesser, among others. (more...)

Marcus Paul James, Zi Alikhan & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th St., 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events: (more...)

Jane Lynch, Kate Baldwin, Roslyn Kind & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

This April, May and June at 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Susan Graham Presents a U.S. Recital Tour, SCULPTING SOUND at The Met Museum, and THE KING & I
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham launches a four-date U.S. recital tour tomorrow with pianistBradley Moore in Myrtle Beach, SC, with the trek including the singer's Kimmel Center recital debut in Philadelphia on April 2. The recital program of Purcell, Berlioz, Poulenc and Cole Porter will be drawn from Graham's second Onyx album,Virgins, Vixens & Viragos. In a review of the recording, the UK's Sunday Times noted: “It's hard to think of another contemporary singer who could pull off the tour de force Graham achieves here, with numbers ranging over a period of almost 300 years.” Back in New York on April 26, Graham will perform a special concert at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. The program – titled “Sculpting Sound” and held in conjunction with the exhibitionThe Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux – will feature the music of the 19th-century French sculptor's friends and collaborators, including Bizet, Gounod and more. Graham will be joined by pianist Brian Zeger (director of the Juilliard Vocal Arts Department), as well as by bass-baritone Evan Hughes and soprano Layla Claire. This summer, Graham will cap her season in Paris by making her role debut as Anna in The King and I at the Théâtre du Châtelet (June 13-29). (more...)

Susan Graham Launches Recital Tour Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham launches a four-date U.S. recital tour today with pianist Bradley Moore in Myrtle Beach, SC, with the trek including the singer's Kimmel Center recital debut in Philadelphia on April 2. The recital program of Purcell, Berlioz, Poulenc and Cole Porter will be drawn from Graham's second Onyx album, Virgins, Vixens & Viragos. In a review of the recording, the UK's Sunday Times noted: 'It's hard to think of another contemporary singer who could pull off the tour de force Graham achieves here, with numbers ranging over a period of almost 300 years.' Back in New York on April 26, Graham will perform a special concert at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. The program - titled 'Sculpting Sound' and held in conjunction with the exhibition The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux - will feature the music of the 19th-century French sculptor's friends and collaborators, including Bizet, Gounod and more. Graham will be joined by pianist Brian Zeger (director of the Juilliard Vocal Arts Department), as well as by bass-baritone Evan Hughes and soprano Layla Claire. This summer, Graham will cap her season in Paris by making her role debut as Anna in The King and I at the Théâtre du Châtelet (June 13-29). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Tony-Winning Superstar Patti LuPone Journeys to the OC with FAR AWAY PLACES
by Michael L. Quintos - Mar 27, 2014

To witness---and, yes, hear---Tony Award-winning legend Patti LuPone on a stage live-belting the bejesus out of a note (well, several notes, really) is just another not-so-subtle reminder for newbies and veterans alike why she's such a one-of-a-kind, ultra-talented star in the first place. She can, pretty much, take any piece of music and make it sound... well, effortlessly incredible. The results? Jaws dropped. Audible 'wows' echoed. Cheers were deafening and plentiful. That prowess was certainly in full-display on the evening of March 22, when LuPone came to Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Concert Hall for a one-night-only performance of her latest high-concept concert entitled FAR AWAY PLACES. (more...)

Tickets to LCT's Annual Benefit Honoring Moss Hart, Featuring Kelli O'Hara & Stephen Colbert, Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Performance-only tickets are now on sale to the general public for ACT TWO: A SWELL PARTY WITH MOSS HART AND FRIENDS, An Evening of Songs Sketches, Scenes and More Celebrating the Genius of Moss Hart, Monday April 21 at 8pm at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Performers scheduled to appear in the entertainment, which will serve as the centerpiece of Lincoln Center Theater's Annual Benefit and which will be directed by Bartlett Sher, are Victoria Clark, Stephen Colbert, David Garrison, Malcolm Gets, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Byron Jennings, Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale, and Lewis J. Stadlen. (more...)

Musical Theater Project to Present LOUD BUT HONEST: THE IMPACT OF ETHEL MERMAN, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

The Musical Theater Project honors a legendary Broadway performer in 'Loud but Honest: The Impact of Ethel Merman.' This one-time-only performance will be held at Regina Hall on the campus of Notre Dame College at 3pm on Sunday, April 13, 2014. (more...)

John Barrowman to Star in SECC's CINDERELLA Pantomime this Winter
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Barrowman is set to star in SECC's CINDERELLA pantomime this winter, with the show running December 13, 2014 through January 4, 2015. CINDERELLA replaces the previously announced production of ROBIN HOOD. (more...)

York Theatre Company to Host Special Event REMEMBERING MARY MARTIN, 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

The York Theatre Company, will present a Remembering Mary Martin, a one-night only special event on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

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