Cole Porter News

Date of Birth: June 09, 1891
Date of Death: October 15, 1964 (73)
Gender: Male
Darlene Popovic to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut with WEAPONS OF MASS DISTRACTIONDarlene Popovic to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut with WEAPONS OF MASS DISTRACTION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Chanteuse and Bay Area favorite Darlene Popovic makes her Feinstein's debut in her new solo show: WEAPONS OF MASS DISTRACTION - A Pre-Election Evening of Song, Love & Laughter - for one night only - Wed. Nov. 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm at Feinstein's at the Nikko - 222 Mason St. (at O'Farrell St.) in SF 94102. (more...)

Jared Grimes, Hayley Podschun, Donna McKechnie and More to Sway in CAREFREE: DANCIN' WITH FRED AND GINGER Tryout TourJared Grimes, Hayley Podschun, Donna McKechnie and More to Sway in CAREFREE: DANCIN' WITH FRED AND GINGER Tryout Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and RKO Stage announce the cast for the world premiere of Carefree: Dancin' with Fred & Ginger, an all-new tribute to American cinema's most iconic pair, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs this original musical spectacular. (more...)

Orlando Philharmonic to Kick Off Pops Series with GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOKOrlando Philharmonic to Kick Off Pops Series with GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will be joined by audience favorite Albert George Schram as conductor for Great American Songbook, the first concert in the Pops Series on October 22 at 2 & 8 p.m. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE Benefit Starring Kelli O'Hara and Will ChaseTickets on Sale for Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE Benefit Starring Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for Roundabout Theatre Company's one-night only Benefit Concert Reading of Kiss Me, Kate by Sam and Bella Spewak, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, starring Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase. Roundabout's Associate Artistic Director Scott Ellis will direct this one-night only special event. (more...)

Foxwood Theatre to Present Godfrey Johnson and Nicholas McDiarmid in 2 MEN AND A PIANOFoxwood Theatre to Present Godfrey Johnson and Nicholas McDiarmid in 2 MEN AND A PIANO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Godfrey Johnson returns to The Foxwood Theatre this November, joined by pianist extraordinaire, Nicholas McDiarmid, for 2 MEN AND A PIANO. Together they form the hilarious playing-singing duo, The Twinkles, for a show filled with hilarious sketches and outstanding musicality. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 10/16/2016Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/16/2016 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)

Transgender Actress to Star as 'Bernadette' in PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Pride Films and Plays; Cast Announced!Transgender Actress to Star as 'Bernadette' in PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Pride Films and Plays; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Complete casting and creative team have been announced for Pride Films and Plays' production of the Tony Award-winning musical, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, which will open in January as the company's inaugural production in their two-stage Pride Arts Center. The musical will be performed in The Broadway, the center's 85-seat theatre at 4139 N. Broadway. (more...)

Christina Bianco, John Bolton, Christiane Noll and More Set for AN EVENING WITH FRANK LOESSER at Schimmel CenterChristina Bianco, John Bolton, Christiane Noll and More Set for AN EVENING WITH FRANK LOESSER at Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

On Saturday, October 29 at 7:30pm, the American Showstopper series will celebrate the works of Frank Loesser whose astounding career as composer, lyricist, and librettist earned him the reputation as one of Broadway's most versatile writers. (more...)

Judy Kaye to Showcase Cole Porter at NJPAC This NovemberJudy Kaye to Showcase Cole Porter at NJPAC This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Two-time Tony winner Judy Kaye sings all the great Cole Porter numbers ('Love For Sale,' 'Let's Do It,' 'Begin the Beguine') in a 125th anniversary salute hosted by Porter biographer Robert Kimball.  (more...)

Kravis Center Announces November Line-Up, Including CURIOUS INCIDENTKravis Center Announces November Line-Up, Including CURIOUS INCIDENT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season next month with 13 amazing productions from Broadway Tony winners to red hot rockers, from delightful children's shows to jazzy multimedia presentations. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 10/09/2016Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 10/09/2016
by BWW - Oct 9, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/09/2016 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)

BWW Review: Sharp And Snazzy HOLIDAY INN Is An Irving Berlin BonanzaBWW Review: Sharp And Snazzy HOLIDAY INN Is An Irving Berlin Bonanza
by Michael Dale - Oct 7, 2016

It's been said that Irving Berlin was no fan of big musical spectacles, which is why he stopped writing songs for the ZIEGFELD FOLLIES and had the intimate Music Box Theatre built so that his work could be framed by smart revues that emphasized music and lyrics over glitz and showgirls. (more...)

American Classics Announces 2016-2017 SeasonAmerican Classics Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

For their 2016-2017 season, American Classics takes a novel approach, drawing all three programs on great literature.  They open with Shakespeare in Song, in honor of the 400th anniversary of his death, with songs from The Boys From Syracuse (Rodgers & Hart, based on The Comedy of Errors), Kiss Me Kate (Cole Porter, based on The Taming of the Shrew), West Side Story (Bernstein and Sondheim, based on Romeo and Juliet), The Lion King (Tim Rice and Sir Elton John, based on Hamlet), and some unusual songs from drawn from Shakespeare.  Caroline Musica, Cynthia Mork, Eric Bronner make up the quartet of singers, with Bradford Conner presiding at the keyboard.   (more...)

The McCallum Theatre Hosts International Sensations PINK MARTINI and DAME EDNA for Annual Fundraising GalaThe McCallum Theatre Hosts International Sensations PINK MARTINI and DAME EDNA for Annual Fundraising Gala
by David Green - Oct 6, 2016

The McCallum Theatre announced today that the international sensation and Valley audience favorite band  Pink Martini will headline its annual fundraising gala to be held on Wednesday, November 30th,  with a special appearance by the "global gigastar," Dame Edna. Pink Martini returns to the McCallum for this special evening following a sold-out run of five performances in the 2015-2016 season.  Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world - brilliantly combining elements of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop - Pink Martini's diverse repertoire is a blend influenced by Cole Porter and Duke Ellington, Tito Puente and Xavier Cugat, as well as Argentine tango, Brazilian samba, Italian folk, Asian and romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s and '50s. According to bandleader/pianist Thomas Lauderdale, "If the United Nations had a house band in 1962, Pink Martini would be that band." (more...)

Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION Sets Full Team for Run at The Old GlobeBenjamin Scheuer's THE LION Sets Full Team for Run at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and complete creative team for the highly acclaimed musical memoir The Lion, written and performed by award-winning songwriter Benjamin Scheuer and directed by Sean Daniels. (more...)

Patti LuPone to Bring DON'T MONKEY WITH BROADWAY to State TheatrePatti LuPone to Bring DON'T MONKEY WITH BROADWAY to State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

???????Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone returns to the State Theatre on Friday, November 4th for a concert performance entitled Don't Monkey with Broadway. The night includes a special appearance by the Parkland High School Chorale. (more...)

BWW Interview: Winter Park Playhouse's Roy Alan Talks Bringing Musical Theatre To FloridaBWW Interview: Winter Park Playhouse's Roy Alan Talks Bringing Musical Theatre To Florida
by Molly Tracy - Oct 4, 2016

BroadwayWorld sat down with Broadway Veteran Roy Alan, owner of the Winter Park Playhouse in Winter Park, Florida. Find out what happens when a Broadway Vet comes and owns one of the only musical theatres in Florida! (more...)

Daisy Eagan-Led THE SECRET GARDEN to Bloom at 5th Avenue Theatre After D.C. RunDaisy Eagan-Led THE SECRET GARDEN to Bloom at 5th Avenue Theatre After D.C. Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle and Washington D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre Company have announced a phenomenal cast of international renown for their co-production of the haunting musical, The Secret Garden. (more...)

William Peace Theatre Produces Classic Cole Porter with KISS ME, KATEWilliam Peace Theatre Produces Classic Cole Porter with KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

William Peace Theatre opens its 2016-17 season with the beloved Broadway musical, Kiss Me, Kate.  The show runs two weeks, October 20-22 and 28-29 at Kenan Auditorium on the William Peace University Campus in downtown Raleigh. (more...)

European Debut of F. Scott Fitzgerald's THE LAST TYCOON to Transfer to the Tabard TheatreEuropean Debut of F. Scott Fitzgerald's THE LAST TYCOON to Transfer to the Tabard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Direct from a limited run in the West End, F. Scott Fitzgerald's final novel is adapted for the Tabard stage depicting the heady days of the 1930's glamorous Hollywood scene. (more...)

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