Cole Porter News

THE AMBASSADOR REVUE Launches The Town Hall's Summer Season Tonight with Anita Gillette, Tom Wopat and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Town Hall 2014 Summer Season: Broadway Preludes will launch tonight, June 27 at 8PM with the American premiere of a lost Cole Porter treasure, The Ambassador Revue. Below, check out photos from the company meeting the press earlier this week! (more...)

Cape May Stage to Present Anna Bergman in 'YOU & THE NIGHT & THE MUSIC,' 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

On Monday, July 14 at 8 p.m., Cape May Stage presents Anna Bergman in 'You & the Night & the Music: An Evening of Musical Imports and Exports' at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse as part of the Equity theatre's highly-acclaimed Second Stage Broadway Series. (more...)

MTC's American Premiere of Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION Opens Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Lion, the new musical written and performed by 2013 ASCAP Cole Porter Songwriting Award winner Benjamin Scheuer, and directed by Sean Daniels, runs at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). The five-week limited engagement for The Lion will open tonight, June 26. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Australian Singer David Campbell Scores Once More This Time with John Bucchino At His Side
by Don Grigware - Jun 25, 2014

In 2010 David Campbell released a CD entitled On Broadway, a compilation of show tunes which he performed with a dynamic showmanship that is an inherent part of his enormous talent. He toured extensively in Australia and also the US in LA, San Francisco and New York, and during his short stay in LA I had the chance to review his show at the Catalina Jazz Club. I found him to be a delightfully drole entertainer with a terrific theatre voice and winning personality. His delivery onstage was well preserved on CD and DVD, making him a joy to listen to and watch. (more...)

Tony Award-winner Bill Irwin to be Featured in BROADWAY RISING STARS at The Town Hall, 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The Town Hall 2014 Summer Season: Broadway Preludes presents Broadway Rising Stars, the annual revue giving recent graduates from the nation's leading performing arts schools a chance to showcase their talents and perform on the legendary stage. Directed by Scott Coulter, Broadway Rising Stars is created, hosted and written by Scott Siegel and features the brightest talent from AMDA, CAP 21, Circle in the Square, Juilliard, Marymount, The New School, NYU's Steinhardt and Tisch, Pace University, and more. The event will feature a special guest appearance by Tony Award winner Bill Irwin (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Fool Moon). Broadway Rising Stars plays one night only, Monday, July 14 at 8PM at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street.) (more...)

John Barrowman Announces 2015 'Raise Me Up' UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

John Barrowman has announced on his official web site that he will be touring the UK with his You Raise Me Up Tour in May and June 2015. (more...)

by Barry Lenny - Jun 25, 2014

The rapport between the two Callaway sisters, as expected being siblings, added so much to this performance, (more...)

by Barry Lenny - Jun 24, 2014

What we get from the King's Singers is some sensational six part a cappella male voice harmony, and completely revised versions of the familiar songs (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE AMBASSADOR REVUE Company Meets the Press!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 24, 2014

The Town Hall 2014 Summer Season: Broadway Preludes will launch on Friday, June 27 at 8PM with the American premiere of a lost Cole Porter treasure, The Ambassador Revue. This one-night-only event will feature Grammy Award-winning 1920s and 30s musical interpreters Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks (HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire,' Woody Allen's Radio Days, and Martin Scorsese's The Aviator), as well as special guest stars including acclaimed soprano Amy Burton (The Metropolitan Opera, City Opera, Carnegie Hall), Tony Award nominee Anita Gillette (Chapter Two, They're Playing Our Song, Brighton Beach Memoirs), Jason Graae (Falsettos, A Grand Night for Singing), Ted Levy(Jelly's Last Jam, Black and Blue), Grammy-winning jazz and blues vocalistCatherine Russell (featured on soundtracks for HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire' and the film Kill Your Darlings), and two-time Tony nominee Tom Wopat (Catch Me If You Can, Annie Get Your Gun, Sondheim on Sondheim). The Ambassador Revue features direction by author and musical theatre historian Ken Bloom (Broadway Musicals: The 101 Greatest Shows of All Time; The American Songbook: The Singers, Songwriters & The Songs). The company met the press yesterday and you can check out photos from inside the event below! (more...)

John Barrowman to Launch YOU RAISE ME UP Tour in May 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Stage and screen star John Barrowman just announced that he will be touring the UK with his You Raise Me Up Tour in May and June 2015. Tickets will go on general sale from 10.00am on Friday, 27 June. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2014: MARK NADLER: RUNNIN' WILD Sees the Return of Adelaide's Most Loved Cabaret Star
by Barry Lenny - Jun 22, 2014

Mark Nadler's latest performance, Runnin' Wild, is guaranteed to win him more fans. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Heather Carvel Honors a Legend in WTC's World Premiere of BIG VOICE: THE ETHEL MERMAN EXPERIENCE
by Christina Mancuso - Jun 20, 2014

They say that everyone has a twin somewhere in the world. Well, I'm sure that Ethel Merman is proudly smiling down at hers as Heather Carvel boldly tackles the role of a lifetime in the World Premiere of Warehouse Theatre Company's BIG VOICE: THE ETHEL MERMAN EXPERIENCE. Directed, conceived and written by Kristofer Green, every look, nuance, expression, and style is exactly dead-on, from hair to dress to even the way Ethel raised her eyebrows and smiled after a song. (more...)

THE LION Comes to St. James Theatre Studio this August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Direct from an off-Broadway season at the Manhattan Theatre Club, ASCAP Cole Porter Award winner Benjamin Scheuer returns to the St. James Studio. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Heather Carvel, Elisabeth Tate, & Cody Shope in WTC's BIG VOICE: THE ETHEL MERMAN EXPERIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Heather Carvel stars as Ethel Merman in Warehouse Theatre Company's BIG VOICE: The Ethel Merman Experience. Check out a first look at some production shots below! (more...)

The Manhattan Transfer Comes to Picnic with the Pops, 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Over 25 years and 30 albums, eight-time Grammy Award-winning vocal quartet The Manhattan Transfer continues to delight audiences worldwide. Best known for their live performances and stellar jazz singing, these harmonizing legends perform such hits as 'Tuxedo Junction,' 'Route 66,' 'Spice of Life,' 'Java Jive,' and many more. (more...)

Brazilian Vocalist Carol Saboya at Zinc Bar, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

ZINC BAR (82 West 3rd Street, Greenwich Village, New York 10012) presents: from Rio de Janeiro, the multi-award winning Brazilian vocalist CAROL SABOYA and quartet featuring special guests Antonio Adolfo, piano, Hendrik Meurkens, harmonica, Adriano Santos, drums, and Itaiguara Brandão, bass. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: Marissa Mulder Again is Magical, But When It Comes to 'Standards' You Gotta Have Standards
by Stephen Hanks - Jun 19, 2014

Rising cabaret star Marissa Mulder's most recent performance of 'Living Standards' at the Metropolitan Room was certainly up to the high standard she has set for herself over the past couple of years. In fact, she's so consistently solid that she overcame the show's misguided and clunky premise that some very good contemporary songs should be thought of as 'standards.' (more...)

by Jade Kops - Jun 19, 2014

In a white dinner jacket and striped waistcoat, toting a violin case Mark Nadler sets the mood for his new show Runnin' Wild - Songs and Scandals of the Roaring 20's with his own arrangement of Cole Porter's Lets Misbehave, and Lets Do It and Harrington Gibbs, Joel Grey and Leo Wood's Runnin' Wild as he transports his audience to the sex, drug and alcohol fueled era of prohibition. The medley, with a pared back self accompaniment on the piano, highlights the cheeky wide eyed enthusiasm synonymous with Nadler's performance style that draws the audience in so effectively. Nadler is joined by Sophia MacRae on clarinet, appropriately dressed in flapper dress and feathers and Rob Chenoweth on Trumpet. (more...)

Cape Town City Ballet Announces Promotions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Cape Town City Ballet, currently in rehearsal for their July season at Artscape Theatre, recently announced the names of dancers promoted in the company. This exciting news was made known to the company after they returned from their autumn holidays. The dancers who have received promotions are (left to right): Elizabeth Nienaber, Bradley van Heerden, Kim Vieira, Daniel Szybkowski, Laura Bösenberg, Angela Hansford, Rosamund Ford and Thomas Thorne. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Elizabeth Stanley, Paul Anthony Stewart & More in Barrington Stage Company's KISS ME KATE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the company's 20th Anniversary Season opener - Kiss Me, Kate, which opened earlier this and runs through July 12 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

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