Cole Porter News

Date of Birth: June 09, 1891
Date of Death: October 15, 1964 (73)
Gender: Male
We're So in Love! Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase to Star in Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE Benefit ConcertWe're So in Love! Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase to Star in Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced a one-night only Benefit Concert Reading of Kiss Me, Kate by Sam and Bella Spewack with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, starring Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase. (more...)

?Three Productions Inspired By Shakespeare Make Up Welsh National Opera's Autumn Season?Three Productions Inspired By Shakespeare Make Up Welsh National Opera's Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Three productions inspired by William Shakespeare make up Welsh National Opera's Autumn season, which will comprise a British premiere and two new productions.  The season is part of the official Shakespeare 400 celebrations to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the great bard's death whilst continuing WNO Artistic Director David Pountney's creative approach to themed seasons. (more...)

BWW Review: Crazy For CRAZY FOR YOUBWW Review: Crazy For CRAZY FOR YOU
by Nancy Grossman - Aug 9, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston brings back the original sets, costumes, and choreography for its fourth production of the 1992 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical. CRAZY FOR YOU could be subtitled "Gershwin's Greatest Hits," with eighteen musical treats splendidly played by a 15-piece orchestra conducted by Music Director Dan Rodriguez. Broadway veterans and Reagle audience favorites Kirby Ward (Director) and Beverly Ward star and give a song-and-dance master class that will have you tapping your feet right along with them. CRAZY FOR YOU is a classic 1930s musical comedy, full of energy and optimism. It's just what the psychiatrist ordered! (more...)

VIDEO: Feinstein's/54 Below Celebrates The Colonial Theatre: Watch The Full Concert!VIDEO: Feinstein's/54 Below Celebrates The Colonial Theatre: Watch The Full Concert!
by Michael Dale - Aug 8, 2016

Enjoy Feinstein's/54 Below's full concert of songs and remembrances about Boston's historic theatre. (more...)

THE SHAKESPEARE REVUE Tour Heads to Cambridge Arts Theatre This MonthTHE SHAKESPEARE REVUE Tour Heads to Cambridge Arts Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 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. (more...)

THIS IS THE LIFE at the Ivoryton Playhouse August 22ndTHIS IS THE LIFE at the Ivoryton Playhouse August 22nd
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

World renowned artists David Pittsinger and Patricia Schuman will be performing an exclusive concert on Monday, August 22nd. 'This is The Life' is based on the song by Alan Jay Lerner from LOVE LIFE, and the evening will chronicle the highs and lows in the life of an artist and a marriage.  This special performance will include music from Sondheim, Cole Porter, Lerner and Lowe, and Rodgers and Hammerstein, with classics from Kiss Me Kate, Sweeney Todd, Shenandoah, Carnival, Man of La Mancha, Camelot, No Strings and Sound of Music. This concert is a benefit for the 105 year old Playhouse to further its mission to provide theatre of the highest quality to the residents and visitors to our community. (more...)

Harold Prince Says Hollywood Has Changed BroadwayHarold Prince Says Hollywood Has Changed Broadway
by Michael Dale - Aug 4, 2016

With 21 Tony Awards to his credit, legendary theatre producer/director Harold Prince has undoubtedly changed Broadway in his 65+ years in the business. (more...)

South Jersey Stageworks' ANYTHING GOES Featuring Alix VitarelliSouth Jersey Stageworks' ANYTHING GOES Featuring Alix Vitarelli
by Pati Buehler - Aug 4, 2016

It's a family affair theater company with the focus on young artists and the Gibbins family; all 5 of them are deeply passionate about keeping this all about the kids. (more...)

New York Celebrate Tony Bennett's 90th Birthday Today with Special EventsNew York Celebrate Tony Bennett's 90th Birthday Today with Special Events
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Nineteen-time Grammy winner, legendary entertainer and New York City native Tony Bennett celebrates his 90 thbirthday today. The Empire State Building will present a dynamic, choreographed music-to-light show at 8:45 pm to honor Bennett's musical legacy (more...)

Donna McKechnie Signs on for REAF's HELP IS ON THE WAY 22Donna McKechnie Signs on for REAF's HELP IS ON THE WAY 22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Donna McKechnie has just signed on to appear at the REAF Help Is On The Way 22 show on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. (more...)

Explore Cole Porter's World with Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPSExplore Cole Porter's World with Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS heat up the Los Angeles County Arboretum on August 20th with an evening solely devoted to one of America's most beloved musical icons for Cole Porter Night. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, NIGHT OF STARS with Patti LuPone and More Set for Kravis Center's 25th Anniversary SeasonAN AMERICAN IN PARIS, NIGHT OF STARS with Patti LuPone and More Set for Kravis Center's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Curtain's up. Light the lights. Strike up the band. Roll out the red carpet - the upcoming 25th anniversary season of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will offer a nonstop series of audience-dazzling performances by show biz legends and super-hot headliners throughout the upcoming 2016-2017 season - an exciting and unforgettable array of international artists and stage shows, from every discipline from rock to pop to classical music, from Broadway to Hollywood to Nashville, from your TV screen and iPhone, and from some of the world's hippest nightclubs and most impressive concert halls. (more...)

THE MUSIC OF COLE PORTER Among MusicalFare's Premier Cabaret Acts for AugustTHE MUSIC OF COLE PORTER Among MusicalFare's Premier Cabaret Acts for August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

MusicalFare Theatre is proud to announce three upcoming events in their Premier Cabaret. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: The Muny's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Will Feature New Song by Sheldon Harnick & Jerry BockBWW Exclusive: The Muny's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Will Feature New Song by Sheldon Harnick & Jerry Bock
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Muny just announced that its production of Fiddler on the Roof will feature the world stage premiere of a new song. (more...)

The Berman Presents Two Ways to See TOMMY TUNE TONITE! This AugustThe Berman Presents Two Ways to See TOMMY TUNE TONITE! This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The Berman Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to welcome 10-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 25 in Tommy Tune Tonite! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Meet the Company of NYMF's MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GETBWW Exclusive: Meet the Company of NYMF's MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET
by Richard Ridge - Jul 25, 2016

One of the most eagerly awaited new shows of this year's New York Musical Festival (NYMF) is the special event 'Midnight at the Never Get' which will be presented at 42WEST (514 West 42nd Street) for three (3) performances: Thursday, July 28 @ 9pm; Sunday, July 31 @ 9pm; Monday, August 1 @ 8pm. Produced by Michael Chase Gosselin, the musical is conceived by and starring Sam Bolen and Mark Sonnenblick, with musical direction and arrangements by Adam Podd, choreography by Andrew Palermo and directed by Max Friedman. Audiences will be transformed back to 1965 when they enter the venue to the back room of The Never Get.  Featuring a sultry score fashioned after the American Songbook, 'Midnight at The Never Get' imagines two men who never existed at a time that very much did. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Thom Southerland On Reviving Rodgers and Hammerstein's ALLEGROBWW Interview: Director Thom Southerland On Reviving Rodgers and Hammerstein's ALLEGRO
by Marianka Swain - Jul 25, 2016

Director Thom Southerland has built a career on revelatory musical revivals in smaller fringe venues, from Me and Juliet and The Grand Tour at Finborough Theatre to Titanic, Grand Hotel and Grey Gardens at Southwark Playhouse. He's programmed an enticing range of musicals for his first season as artistic director of Charing Cross Theatre, but first up is the European premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein's little-seen Allegro, playing at Southwark from August 5. (more...)

Django Reinhardt NY Festival & More Set for First Week of August at BirdlandDjango Reinhardt NY Festival & More Set for First Week of August at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for August 1-7, including the Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Sara Gazarek, Eric Comstock and Jay Leonhardt, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Interview: Alison J. Murphy and Mark Edward Lang in LUNT AND FONTANNE 'THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY'BWW Interview: Alison J. Murphy and Mark Edward Lang in LUNT AND FONTANNE 'THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY'
by Kathy Strain - Jul 21, 2016

As the characters Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, Mark Edward Lang and Alison J. Murphy seem to be a perfect fit in the play about the famous Broadway actors. Lang and Murphy are married in real life and have been performing together for many years. Recently visiting San Antonio, Texas, BWW had a chance to sit down and chat with them about their roles and about the show LUNT AND FONTANNE 'THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY.' (more...)

Trump Speechwriter Meredith McIver Was Once a Broadway BabyTrump Speechwriter Meredith McIver Was Once a Broadway Baby
by Michael Dale - Jul 21, 2016

Before her name became synonymous with 'Speechgate,' Meredith McIver was a New York ballet dancer who briefly basked in the bright lights of Broadway. (more...)

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