Cole Porter News

Date of Birth: June 09, 1891
Date of Death: October 15, 1964 (73)
Gender: Male
Hawaii Performing Arts Festival to Open with AN EVENING AT THE STORK CLUBHawaii Performing Arts Festival to Open with AN EVENING AT THE STORK CLUB
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Now in its 12th season, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival has garnered great acclaim for its world-class performances on the Big Island each summer. This year will be no exception for the festival, as the season kicks off with An Evening At the Stork Club, starring Justin John Moniz, Ashley Lambert, and David Castillo. (more...)

BONNIE AND CLYDE to Run 6/17-26 at Kelsey TheatreBONNIE AND CLYDE to Run 6/17-26 at Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

 It's a love story that quickly spirals out of control into crime and violence - leading to only one possible ending.  Pierrot Productions presents "Bonnie and Clyde, The Musical" at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre Fridays, June 17 and 24 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, June 18 and 25 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, June 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.  A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on June 17. (more...)

BWW Review: Dazzling 'Diva' VIVIAN REED Is Awe-Inspiring On STANDARDS & MORE at the Metropolitan RoomBWW Review: Dazzling 'Diva' VIVIAN REED Is Awe-Inspiring On STANDARDS & MORE at the Metropolitan Room
by Victoria Ordin - Jun 1, 2016

Vivian Reed and her consummate band—led by conductor and pianist Billy McDaniel, and joined by guest vocalists Janinah Burnett and Raun Ruffin—dazzled a packed Metropolitan Room on May 23 with her new show, An Evening with Vivian Reed: Standards and More. (more...)

Charles Busch, Lorna Luft & More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below in JuneCharles Busch, Lorna Luft & More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below in June
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

This June, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Fourth Plett Fringe Festival to Play The White House Theatre this JuneFourth Plett Fringe Festival to Play The White House Theatre this June
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

The Kids of Kurland will present the fourth annual Plett Fringe Festival at The White House Theatre in Plettenberg Bay this June. The festival is in its fourth year and 2016 has an exciting line-up, the proceeds of which will provide a large economic and cultural boost for the Plettenberg Bay community and creates awareness of the Kids of Kurland charity. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY Begins 6/4 at Light Opera WorksMY FAIR LADY Begins 6/4 at Light Opera Works
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Lerner and Loewe's Broadway classic MY FAIR LADY, with 28-piece orchestra, will be staged by Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 4 through 12. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/26; TAMING OF THE SHREW in DC, HOSTAGES in Phoenix and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/26; TAMING OF THE SHREW in DC, HOSTAGES in Phoenix and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 27, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Phoenix, Singapore and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include a 'bold, new' THE TAMING OF THE SHREW in DC, HOSTAGES in Phoenix, and an interview with Simon Gleeson on the Singapore return of LES MIS, just to name a few. (more...)

Jazz Pianist Aaron Diehl to Join Alan Gilbert and the NY Phil for Opening Gala Concert, 9/21Jazz Pianist Aaron Diehl to Join Alan Gilbert and the NY Phil for Opening Gala Concert, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Jazz pianist Aaron Diehl will join Music Director Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic for the 2016-17 season Opening Gala Concert, performing Gershwin's Concerto in F in his New York Philharmonic debut, Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. The concert launches the New York Philharmonic's 175th anniversary season and Music Director Alan Gilbert's farewell season with a program honoring the Philharmonic's legacy of premiering important works, particularly music connected to New York City. As previously announced, the concert will also feature the New York Premiere of John Corigliano's Stomp for Orchestra and Dvo?ak's Symphony No. 9, From the New World. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Announces Cast, Creative Team for THE BROTHERS SIZEMad Cow Theatre Announces Cast, Creative Team for THE BROTHERS SIZE
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Mad Cow Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the haunting contemporary drama The Brothers Size, which will take the Zehngebot-Stonerock Theatre stage June 10, 2016 as the eighth production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 19. (more...)

Michael Feinstein Renews Contract with Pasadena POPS Through 2019Michael Feinstein Renews Contract with Pasadena POPS Through 2019
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Pasadena Symphony and POPS Board Chair Kay Kochenderfer Toomey and Chief Executive Officer Lora Unger are proud to announce a contract extension for Michael Feinstein through the 2019 season. His original contract as Principal Pops Conductor commenced in June 2013 for a one-year term and was immediately extended in July 2013 to run through the 2016 season after his critically acclaimed conducting debut with the Pasadena POPS. (more...)

Never Before Released Charlie Parker Sessions on 'Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes' Out 7/1Never Before Released Charlie Parker Sessions on 'Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes' Out 7/1
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

On July 1, Verve/UMe brings a thrill to jazz lovers worldwide with the release of Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes (more...)


by Iris Moebius - May 25, 2016

Als Auftragswerk fur das Gemeinschaftstheater Monchengladbach/Krefeld hat sich Roland Huve, Regisseur der Erfolgsproduktion 'My Fair Lady', mit den Biografien der Superstars Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland und Marilyn Monroe beschaftigt und daraus einen zauberhaften, kurzweiligen Abend geschaffen: Zwischen den großen Songs, die untrennbar mit den drei Diven verbunden sind, bleibt Raum fur Schlaglichter auf ihre Lebensgeschichten, fur emotionale Momente und Situationskomik... Die Premiere findet am 29. Juni in Krefeld statt, Vorstellungen laufen dann von Oktober diesen Jahres bis April 2017 im Theater Monchengladbach. Der Vorverkauf beginnt in Kurze. (more...)

BWW Review: KISS ME, KATE at Act II Playhouse Will Keep Audiences SmilingBWW Review: KISS ME, KATE at Act II Playhouse Will Keep Audiences Smiling
by Kelli Curtin - May 24, 2016

Act II Playhouse's production of KISS ME, KATE is a show that is imbued with energy and full of delightful musical numbers. It has a sensational score by Cole Porter that will please audiences. This show, under the direction of Peter Reynolds and with the incredible choreography by Maggie Anderson, is a reminder of the timeless melodies of Porter and it has a cast that will entertain audiences. KISS ME, KATE at Act II Playhouse shines and will have members of the audience smiling from start to finish. (more...)

Sheldon Harnick, Klea Blackhurst & More Set for Lyrics & Lyricists' 2017 Season at 92YSheldon Harnick, Klea Blackhurst & More Set for Lyrics & Lyricists' 2017 Season at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

92Y announces Lyrics & Lyricists 2017, the 47th season of the country's preeminent American Songbook series. L&L brings together top music directors, lyricists, artists and music historians to present original revues featuring award-winning Broadway and cabaret performers. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ocean State Theatre's ANYTHING GOESPhoto Flash: First Look at Ocean State Theatre's ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fourth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick presents the stylish, spirited and fast-paced musical comedy Anything Goes through May 22. Check out the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Laurie Krauz & Daryl Kojak Celebrate 25-Year Collaboration With Magnificent Show in 'New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits' Series at Metropolitan RoomBWW Review: Laurie Krauz & Daryl Kojak Celebrate 25-Year Collaboration With Magnificent Show in 'New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits' Series at Metropolitan Room
by Remy Block - May 19, 2016

We are lucky in New York City. The talent here is unbelievable. Sometimes you settle in for an intimate evening at a little local club and you get your socks blown off. On Friday the 13th (of May, to be exact), I had such an experience at the latest monthly installment of Stephen Hanks' Metropolitan Room series (Associate Producer, Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD), New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits. The featured performers were Vocalist Laurie Krauz and her Musical Director Daryl Kojak celebrating their 25-year musical collaboration “It's a 'Greatest Hits' show within a Greatest Hits series!” Hanks extolled before introducing his stars for the evening. (more...)

Judy Kuhn, James Monroe Iglehart & More Set for NJPAC's 2016-17 SeasonJudy Kuhn, James Monroe Iglehart & More Set for NJPAC's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Recognized the world over not only by their bold-face names, but especially by their superb talents, the artists headlining New Jersey Performing Arts Center's 2016-17 season validate the Arts Center as the state's most diverse and artistically excellent presenter. (more...)

Matrix Theatre to Host 5th Annual Cabaret with Kate Brennan & Harvey ReedMatrix Theatre to Host 5th Annual Cabaret with Kate Brennan & Harvey Reed
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

?Vocalist Kate Brennan and pianist Harvey Reed present their newest cabaret show 'Dueling Favorites' with Ibrahim Jones on bass, Friday, June 10 at Matrix Theatre located at 2730 Bagley in the heart of southwest Detroit's Mexicantown. The show begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $50. This popular show is usually a sellout and seating is limited, so call 313 967 0599 now to reserve tickets, or order online at www.matrixtheatre.org.  (more...)

Eliane Elias, A Sophisticated Reunion and More Coming Up This Month at BirdlandEliane Elias, A Sophisticated Reunion and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for May 23-29, featuring Eliane Elias, A Sophisticated Reunion: Terri Klausner, Valerie Pettiford and Ty Stephens, Bill O'Connell and the Latin Jazz All-Stars, and more.  (more...)

Veteran Community Theatre Troupe to Present ANYTHING GOESVeteran Community Theatre Troupe to Present ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?Now in its 80th year, the Village Light Opera Group has had an esteemed history of providing performance opportunities to members of the New York City community. Since its founding in 1935, the mission of the Village Light Opera Group has been to enrich the community through high-quality amateur theatrical productions and by offering hands-on theatrical experience. To commemorate eight decades of theatre, Village Light Opera is pleased to present the seminal production of Cole Porter's classic musical, Anything Goes for a strictly limited engagement this May. (more...)

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