Cole Porter News

Date of Birth: June 09, 1891
Date of Death: October 15, 1964 (73)
Gender: Male
BWW Exclusive: BARRY Z SHOW Salutes MAD ABOUT THE BOYBWW Exclusive: BARRY Z SHOW Salutes MAD ABOUT THE BOY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

'The Barry Z Show'--which has covered theater  in New York City since 1993--will be celebrating ASCAP Award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa's Off-Broadway musical 'Mad About the Boy' on a series of telecasts, beginning with an hour-long special airing late-night Friday, June 12th at 2 am on Time Warner Cable Channel 34. (The show will also be available on UStream.com.)   The complete hour-long broadcast--produced and edited by Jonathan Ospa on location at the 13th Street Repertory Theater---may be previewed exclusively below:   (more...)

HBO and Comcast NBCUniversal to Present SCREEN ON THE GREENHBO and Comcast NBCUniversal to Present SCREEN ON THE GREEN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

HBO and Comcast NBCUniversal are proud to announce the return of a favorite Washington summertime tradition, Screen on the Green. Marking its 17 th year, the festival will kick-off July 20th with the 1959 classic 'NORTH BY NORTHWEST'. (more...)

88-Year-Old Tony Bennett Cancels UK Concert Due to Illness88-Year-Old Tony Bennett Cancels UK Concert Due to Illness
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 10, 2015

Tony Bennett was forced to cancel last night's concert with Lady Gaga at Royal Albert Hall in London due to the flu. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ, King's Theatre, Glasgow, June 9 2015BWW Reviews: PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ, King's Theatre, Glasgow, June 9 2015
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 10, 2015

The most famous songs of the Golden Age of Hollywood are recreated live on stage with our award winning singers and dancers. Special guests are world champion dance professionals Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor from BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, who will wow the audience with their glamorous costumes and ballroom skills. (more...)

Keith Pinto to Lead COMPANY at San Francisco Playhouse; Cast Announced!Keith Pinto to Lead COMPANY at San Francisco Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

San Francisco Playhouse will complete its twelfth season with Stephen Sondheim's trailblazing musical comedy, Company, directed by Susi Damilano. The play will feature a cast of local favorites, with Keith Pinto (Into the Woods) starring as Robert, along with Teresa Attridge, Velina Brown*, Morgan Dayley, Michelle Drexler, Ryan Drummond*, Richard Frederick*, John Paul Gonzalez, Monique Hafen*, Stephanie Prentice*, Chris Reber*, Abby Sammons, Nicole Weber and Michael Scott Wells. (more...)

BELLS ARE RINGING Opens Bayou City Concert Musicals' 2015-16 SeasonBELLS ARE RINGING Opens Bayou City Concert Musicals' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Bayou City Concert Musicals is back with a 2015-16 season full of fun and great music, starting with the delightful musical comedy Bells Are Ringing, a hilarious slice of the mid-Twentieth Century world lost to voice mail and texting, and rounded out by two cabaret evenings of the music of two giants of the Great American Songbook, Hoagy Carmichael and George Gershwin. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theo Ubique's Crazy Good Hamlisch SongbookBWW Reviews: Theo Ubique's Crazy Good Hamlisch Songbook
by Misha Davenport - Jun 9, 2015

Hits keep coming at Theo Ubique's latest revue honoring the late composer Marvin Hamlisch (more...)

PHOTO: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Meet British Royalty at Benefit ConcertPHOTO: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Meet British Royalty at Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Ahead of their performance for the WellChild benefit  concert held at Royal Albert Hall, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett met with England's  Prince Harry and Sir Elton John. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/9/15- Cole PorterSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/9/15- Cole Porter
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2015

Happy Birthday, Cole Porter! Porter's many musicals include Fifty Million Frenchmen, DuBarry Was a Lady, Anything Goes and Can-Can, and his numerous hit songs include 'Night and Day', 'I Get a Kick out of You', 'Well, Did You Evah!' and 'I've Got You Under My Skin'. 1948's Kiss Me Kate was his most successful show, running for 1,077 performances in its original Broadway run. The production won the Tony Award for best musical (the first Tony awarded in that category), and Porter won for best composer and lyricist. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: VARIETY GALA PERFORMANCE Started A Fortnight Of The Best In CabaretBWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: VARIETY GALA PERFORMANCE Started A Fortnight Of The Best In Cabaret
by Barry Lenny - Jun 8, 2015

The packed audience showed their appreciation with continuous bursts of applause and laughter. (more...)

CVRep to Welcome Back Scott Dreier in DORIS AND ME, 6/19-21CVRep to Welcome Back Scott Dreier in DORIS AND ME, 6/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre (CVRep) is once again proud to present award winning performer Scott Dreier in Doris and Me as the first of its Summer Cabaret Series. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis' ANYTHING GOES - It's 'De-Lovely'!BWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis' ANYTHING GOES - It's 'De-Lovely'!
by Joseph Baker - Jun 6, 2015

It's early June in Memphis, but, with the recent success of Playhouse on the Square's KISS ME, KATE and, now, Theatre Memphis' sparkling production of ANYTHING GOES, we seem to be having, as my late grandmother might say, 'another 'cole' snap' - Cole Porter, that is. Who would not welcome the giddy book by the great P.G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton, with a reworking by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse? And who has not delighted to such songs as 'You're the Top,' 'I Get a Kick Out of You,' 'Blow, Gabriel, Blow,' 'It's De-Lovely,' and, of course, the title tune? (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Concert Set For Symphony Space, 6/5AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Concert Set For Symphony Space, 6/5
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 4, 2015

A concert celebrating the city of lights! (more...)

LGBT History Month Exhibit on View This Summer at The Hollywood MuseumLGBT History Month Exhibit on View This Summer at The Hollywood Museum
by Movies News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

The Hollywood Museum is thrilled to announce that due to the overwhelmingly enthusiastic response to its 2014 salute to the LGBT community's contributions to the entertainment industry, it will present its second annual 'Reel to Real:  Portrayals and Perceptions of Gays in Hollywood" exhibit in partnership with Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Betty Buckley's DARK BLUE-EYED BLUES is a Beautifully Rich ExperienceBWW Reviews: Betty Buckley's DARK BLUE-EYED BLUES is a Beautifully Rich Experience
by David Clarke - Jun 2, 2015

Last week, Betty Buckley returned to Joe's Pub to debut her newest cabaret concert DARK BLUE-EYED BLUES. Thrilled to have been recognized as a chanteuse in recent reviews, Buckley programmed the evening to be the "musings of a chanteuse," packing the set with standards and contemporary hits. The Broadway legend performed with tangible vivacity and charm, making this intimate evening a joy to experience. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano Bring SHOULDER SEASON to the Metropolitan RoomPhoto Coverage: Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano Bring SHOULDER SEASON to the Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 2, 2015

Eric & Barbara returned last night to Metropolitan Room for six nights this month with a swinging summer cocktail of lazy days, blue skies, & exotic lands in SHOULDER SEASON and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ANYTHING GOES, A De-Lovely Delight Hits Melbourne!BWW Reviews: ANYTHING GOES, A De-Lovely Delight Hits Melbourne!
by Leanne Marsland - Jun 2, 2015

With the audience abuzz before even entering the theatre, this ship was set to sail - full steam ahead for the opening night of the new Australian production of Cole Porter's Anything Goes! (more...)

Drama Desk Award Winner Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION Plays Portland Center Stage This MonthDrama Desk Award Winner Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION Plays Portland Center Stage This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

On Sunday night, Benjamin Scheuer was selected as the recipient of a 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance in The Lion. Scheuer, who also received a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Lyrics, is currently performing The Lion to packed houses in Portland Center Stage's Ellyn Bye Studio through June 14. (more...)

Blue Note Jazz Festival to Welcome Luba Mason to Subrosa Jazz Club, 6/18Blue Note Jazz Festival to Welcome Luba Mason to Subrosa Jazz Club, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

LUBA MASON - the music star who recently appeared at Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis and his Orchestra - will debut at SUBROSA JAZZ CLUB as part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival on Thursday, June 18 at 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM with her concert Mixtura. (more...)

Summer Stages:  Dancing in the Streets and Dancing and More in the Theatres in MemphisSummer Stages: Dancing in the Streets and Dancing and More in the Theatres in Memphis
by Joseph Baker - Jun 1, 2015

Now that Memphis in May has finally bid adieu to the Sunset Symphony, crowned the winners of the barbecue contest,and trod well the welcome mat to the magnficent new Bass Pro Shop, Memphians can look to its theatres, old and new, for diversions of a histrionic nature. (more...)

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