Cole Porter News

Date of Birth: June 09, 1891
Date of Death: October 15, 1964 (73)
Gender: Male
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...)

BWW Review: Tribute to The Muppets Master Jim Henson at Urban Stages Is Again Charming But Suffers From Inconsistent PerformancesBWW Review: Tribute to The Muppets Master Jim Henson at Urban Stages Is Again Charming But Suffers From Inconsistent Performances
by Alix Cohen - Dec 12, 2015

Last year during their annual Winter Rhythms Festival, Urban Stages presented a Jim Henson tribute show called The Lovers, The Dreamers, and Jim, and decided to bring it back again this season (presented last night) by "popular demand." Conceived, hosted, and authored by besotted fan, actor/singer Adam B. Shapiro, the well written, if top heavy script, takes us from the origins of Sesame Street, The Muppets, and Fraggle Rock through Henson's fantasy film work. Movie clips and stills refresh sentimental memories as a cavalcade of exceptional songs are performed. (more...)

BWW Review: STAGE KISS Romances Round HouseBWW Review: STAGE KISS Romances Round House
by Keith Tittermary - Dec 10, 2015

The lyrics to the jazz standard "All of Me" beautifully convey the sentiment of two people falling in love.  But when two actors share a stage kiss it is natural for the oxytocin created in our pituitary glands to manifest and make those feelings intensify, but is it love? Now, take two actors, who are former lovers, and each involved in other relationships share a kiss and those hormonal levels are magnified and can bring out the worst or the best in people. (more...)

Kathleen Marshall to Helm Lyrics & Lyricists 2016 Opener 'A FUNNY THING HAPPENED'Kathleen Marshall to Helm Lyrics & Lyricists 2016 Opener 'A FUNNY THING HAPPENED'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

The curtain rises on a hotel room out of town, and songwriters in the midst of a desperate, all-night creative frenzy to save a faltering show. Lyrics & Lyricists 2016 season opens with real-life theatrical drama as three-time Tony-winner Kathleen Marshall returns to 92Y with the nail-biting stories behind the 11th-hour songs that saved the day and became Broadway classics. The show runs January 9-11 at 92Y. (more...)

NCTC to Present World Premiere of SAGITTARIUS PONDEROSANCTC to Present World Premiere of SAGITTARIUS PONDEROSA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

In January, NCTC is proud to present the world premiere of a whimsical and powerful new play, Sagittarius Ponderosa by MJ Kaufman, directed by Ben Randle. Winner of the 2014 Global Age Project at Aurora Theatre Company and featured on The 2015 Kilroy List of the most recommended new plays by female and trans* writers, the play introduces us to Archer (still Angela to his family), who makes the journey back home to the forests of Eastern Oregon. His journey back proves to be just the beginning when he meets a handsome stranger at night under the oldest Ponderosa Pine. What follows illuminates the transitions of life and death, the comings and goings of love, and the mysteries of the human heart. (more...)

BWW Review: This Year's BROADWAY AT GOOD THEATER Is Bigger, Brighter, and Bolder!BWW Review: This Year's BROADWAY AT GOOD THEATER Is Bigger, Brighter, and Bolder!
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Dec 7, 2015

The annual Christmastime musical revue which the Good Theater presents has grown incrementally bigger, more complex, more sparkling, and more striking each season. This year's two-hour songfest, written and directed by Brian P. Allen, is dedicated to the musicals of the 1930s and with some dozen performers and an excellent musical combo, the evening proves a delightful tribute to the great American songwriters and a cheerful way to ring in the holidays. (more...)

Pop/Jazz Singer Gabrielle Stravelli to Debut at Katino Jazz Club This MonthPop/Jazz Singer Gabrielle Stravelli to Debut at Katino Jazz Club This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Gabrielle Stravelli - the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter - will debut at Kitano Jazz Club (66 Park Avenue at 38th Street) on Wednesday, December 16 with shows at 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Urban Stages Winter Rhythms Features Homage to ANY WEDNESDAY Cabaret Series
by - Dec 3, 2015

Urban Stages Founder and Artistic Director Frances Hill and Producer Peter Napolitano last night officially launched the 2015 'Winter Rhythms,' a 20-shows-in 11-days festival featuring more than 100 star cabaret performers and musicians. The opening night show was ANY WEDNESDAY SINGS AGAIN, an homage to the old cabaret series favorite, ANY WEDNESDAY, which was a popular CD release concert series from June 2005 (the first show featured Ann Hampton Callaway) to late 2011 and was staged at Tower Records and then Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Center.  (more...)

Gretchen Cryer, Melissa Errico & Orville Mendoza Set for Prospect Theater's EVERGREEN Holiday Concert, 12/18-19Gretchen Cryer, Melissa Errico & Orville Mendoza Set for Prospect Theater's EVERGREEN Holiday Concert, 12/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director and Melissa Huber, Managing Director, will present a concert staging of Evergreen, a family friendly musical for the holidays at The TimesCenter (242 W 41st Street), with performances Friday, December 18 at 7pm and Saturday, December 19 at 2pm and 6pm. (more...)

BWW Feature: Countdown to THE WIZ LIVE! A Brief History of Live TV Musicals From The Golden AgeBWW Feature: Countdown to THE WIZ LIVE! A Brief History of Live TV Musicals From The Golden Age
by Jeffrey Walker - Dec 3, 2015

Relive the Golden Age of Broadway and the magical moments from TV's past with Ethel Merman, Mary Martin, Frank Sinatra, Julie Andrews,Carol Burnett and many more as we look at the history of live TV musicals. (more...)

Denise Tomasello Set for Two Skokie Theatre Concerts This MonthDenise Tomasello Set for Two Skokie Theatre Concerts This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

Heralded as "The Cabaret Queen of Chicago," by both the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times, the legendary Denise Tomasello, will be making two very special guest performances this month in the Chicago area. These mark her first concert appearances since her triumphant SRO concerts at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre and The Metropolis Performing Arts Center. (more...)

King's & Theatre Royal Glasgow Set Spring 2016 SeasonsKing's & Theatre Royal Glasgow Set Spring 2016 Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

This Christmas get your fill of family fun with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the King's Theatre before getting your teeth into the true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in the West End phenomenon Jersey Boys, making its Glasgow debut at the Theatre Royal. (more...)

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