Cy Coleman News

Date of Birth: June 14, 1929
Date of Death: November 18, 2004 (75)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/4/16- SWEET CHARITYSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/4/16- SWEET CHARITY
by Stage Tube - May 4, 2016

Today in 2005, the second Broadway revival of Sweet Charity opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where it ran for 279 performances. Sweet Charity is a musical with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. It was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse starring his wife and muse Gwen Verdon alongside John McMartin. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1966, where it was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, and also ran in the West End as well as having revivals and international productions. THe 2005 revival starred Christina Applegate in he title role. (more...)

Photo Flash: (mostly)musicals Returns to the E Spot Lounge with IT'S ABOUT TIMEPhoto Flash: (mostly)musicals Returns to the E Spot Lounge with IT'S ABOUT TIME
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

After a two-month absence, (mostly)musicals returned to the E Spot Lounge on Monday, April 25, with IT'S ABOUT TIME, the company's 17th entry in their series of themed cabarets. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 2-8, Featuring Laura Michelle Kelly, Kara Lindsay, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 2-8, Featuring Laura Michelle Kelly, Kara Lindsay, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 1, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Laura Michelle Kelly at 54 Below; Ann Hampton Callaway Presents 'But Beautiful'; The Skivvies; David Yazbek at 54 Below; and Kara Lindsay: Bursting Your Bubble. (more...)

Vanessa Williams & Matthew Morrison Will Announce 2016 Drama Desk Awards Nominations This Morning!Vanessa Williams & Matthew Morrison Will Announce 2016 Drama Desk Awards Nominations This Morning!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Drama Desk, Tony®, and Emmy® Award nominee and Theater World Award and NAACP Image Award winner Vanessa Williams (Into The Woods, The Trip to Bountiful, 'Ugly Betty') and Drama Desk, Tony®, Emmy, Golden Globe, and Drama League Award Nominee and SAG & TV Land Award winner Matthew Morrison (Finding Neverland, Hairspray, The Light in the Piazza, 'Glee') will announce the nominations for the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards on Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W. 54th Street), it was announced today by Charles Wright, Drama Desk President and Gretchen Shugart, CEO of TheaterMania.com. (more...)

Vocalists Blooming in May at Birdland: Ann Hampton Callaway & Leny AndradeVocalists Blooming in May at Birdland: Ann Hampton Callaway & Leny Andrade
by Contests - Broadway - Apr 26, 2016

Ann Hampton Callaway - the '...superbly intelligent, singularly creative pop-jazz stylist who can stand shoulder to shoulder with Streisand, Ronstadt, Shirley Horn, and Dianne Reeves.' (JazzTimes) - returns to Birdland with 'But Beautiful,' a collection of romantic jazz standards. The singer/songwriter puts her unique stamp on classics by Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen, George Gershwin, Cy Coleman, Johnny Mandel and more. Accompanied by Ted Rosenthal (piano) Martin Wind (bass) Tim Horner (drums). (more...)

VIDEO: Hip-Hop By a Marching Band?  The Penn Band Plays HAMILTON's 'My Shot' at Independence HallVIDEO: Hip-Hop By a Marching Band? The Penn Band Plays HAMILTON's 'My Shot' at Independence Hall
by Michael Dale - Apr 25, 2016

The University of Pennsylvania's century-old band in a march arrangement of HAMILTON's anthem of ambition. (more...)

Nadim Naaman Announces New Album 'Sides', Released JuneNadim Naaman Announces New Album 'Sides', Released June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

West End performer Nadim Naaman, currently filling the boots of Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera, will be releasing his second album Sides with independent label Auburn Jam Records on June 20th , with an album launch gig at The Hippodrome, London on Sunday June 19th at 3pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for (mostly)musicals' IT'S ABOUT TIMEPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for (mostly)musicals' IT'S ABOUT TIME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

It's nearly time! After a two month absence, (mostly)musicals will return to the E Spot Lounge on Monday, April 25 with IT'S ABOUT TIME, the company's 17th entry in their series of themed cabarets. Scroll down for a peek at the company's rehearsal time! (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway, Daniel Reichard and More Set for First Week of May at BirdlandAnn Hampton Callaway, Daniel Reichard and More Set for First Week of May at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for May 2-May 8, featuring Ann Hampton Callaway, Daniel Reichard, Iris Williams, and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Marina Kamen's 'Musical Health Talk' Video Broadcast Gets Those Vocals Soaring with Entertainment Award Winner Natalie DouglasSTAGE TUBE: Marina Kamen's 'Musical Health Talk' Video Broadcast Gets Those Vocals Soaring with Entertainment Award Winner Natalie Douglas
by Marina Kamen - Apr 22, 2016

Enjoy this 'Musical Health Talk' Video Broadcast Musical Interview with myself, Marina Kamen & Natalie Douglas as we get you moving to the Beat! From NYC to London and around the globe, critically acclaimed Natalie Douglas is a pro in every sense of the word. An energetic, fun & motivating program, we promise to get you on up and move as you watch or simply bop along with us for your Musical Health! (more...)


by Alix Cohen - Apr 21, 2016

When Tuesday night the formidable Chita Rivera opens her debut Cafe Carlyle show, An Evening of My Favorite Songs, with "I Won't Dance" (Jerome Kern/Dorothy Fields/Jimmy McHugh), it's like watching a thoroughbred nose the racing gate. There's too little space on the small stage to do much more than shimmy, twirl, and display Bob Fosse-like arm moves; the performer exudes an urge to cut loose. At the ripe age of we-all-aspire-to-that-kind-of-unquenchable-joie-de-vivre, she shoots off sparks. (more...)

Sheldon Harnick & Marshall W. Mason to Receive 2016 Special TONY AWARDS for Lifetime Achievement in the TheatreSheldon Harnick & Marshall W. Mason to Receive 2016 Special TONY AWARDS for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced today, April 19th that two-time Tony Award-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick and multiple Tony-nominated director Marshall W. Mason will be this year's recipients of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. (more...)

BOSSABRASIL, Ann Hampton Callaway, Laura Osnes and More Set for Birdland This MayBOSSABRASIL, Ann Hampton Callaway, Laura Osnes and More Set for Birdland This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its May 2016 schedule, featuring: BOSSABRASIL, Ann Hampton Callaway, Iris Williams, Laura Osnes, Eliane Elias, Bill Charlap Trio, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Birdland Big Band, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

UPDATE: 20th Century Fox Confirms Hugh Jackman's GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH is a 'Go' for 2017UPDATE: 20th Century Fox Confirms Hugh Jackman's GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH is a 'Go' for 2017
by Movies News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

At yesterday's CinemaCon in Las Vegas, 20th Century FOX announced that the highly anticipated musical movie GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH, starring Hugh Jackman is a 'go' for 2017. (more...)

Vanessa Williams & Matthew Morrison Will Announce 2016 Drama Desk Awards NominationsVanessa Williams & Matthew Morrison Will Announce 2016 Drama Desk Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Drama Desk, Tony®, and Emmy® Award nominee and Theater World Award and NAACP Image Award winner Vanessa Williams (Into The Woods, The Trip to Bountiful, 'Ugly Betty') and Drama Desk, Tony®, Emmy, Golden Globe, and Drama League Award Nominee and SAG & TV Land Award winner Matthew Morrison (Finding Neverland, Hairspray, The Light in the Piazza, 'Glee') will announce the nominations for the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards on Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W. 54th Street), it was announced today by Charles Wright, Drama Desk President and Gretchen Shugart, CEO of TheaterMania.com. (more...)

BWW Review: SWEET CHARITY: Good for Your Heart and SoulBWW Review: SWEET CHARITY: Good for Your Heart and Soul
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 5, 2016

Director/choreographer Ilyse Robbins pays homage to Bob Fosse, but puts her artistic stamp on the 1966 Tony Award-winning musical. You will love Vanessa Dunleavy as the hopeful dance-hall hostess looking for love in all the wrong places. Stoneham Theatre veterans and newcomers comprise a stellar ensemble that delivers the songs and dances with panache. (more...)

BWW Review: Celia Berk Follows Up Multiple Award Debut Year With Smart, Stylish, and Meticulous CD Release Show at the Metropolitan RoomBWW Review: Celia Berk Follows Up Multiple Award Debut Year With Smart, Stylish, and Meticulous CD Release Show at the Metropolitan Room
by Alix Cohen - Apr 5, 2016

Raising the bar ever higher, Celia Berk (who in the past year has won “Best Debut” Awards from BroadwayWorld and MAC and received a Bistro Award) celebrated the release of her new CD Manhattan Serenade with the first of four shows at The Metropolitan Room on Sunday night (others are April 10, 17, and 24). Her dream band, helmed by MD/arranger/pianist Alex Rybeck, featured Jered Egan on bass, Dan Gross on percussion, and Dan Willis with his invaluable woodwinds. (more...)

BWW Review: Natalie Douglas Breathtakingly (and Politically) Explores the Human Heart in CD Release Show at BirdlandBWW Review: Natalie Douglas Breathtakingly (and Politically) Explores the Human Heart in CD Release Show at Birdland
by Remy Block - Mar 29, 2016

"I'm a black woman in America; breathing is political," stated Natalie Douglas, wryly, early in her March 21 concert at Birdland to celebrate the release of her excellent new recording Human Heart. I felt myself inwardly fist pump-yes! Douglas dared to acknowledge the contemporary political circus-which I, for one, am completely obsessed with-on the cabaret stage! Okay, I can relax-I will make it through this show without listening to a political podcast or reading a David Brooks New York Times opinion column after all. Phew! I have not entered a purely escapist fantasyland, but surrendered to the capable musical ensemble on stage. Douglas wore a long white gown (chosen out of the pile when her husband made an approvingly bawdy comment as she tried it on for him) and her band-all six of whom appear on the record-wore all black. The appearance was a study in contrast, but the group, was most assuredly a cohesive instrument. (more...)

Sting's THE LAST SHIP to Make Regional Debut in Salt Lake City This SeasonSting's THE LAST SHIP to Make Regional Debut in Salt Lake City This Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company, Utah's premier professional theatre, will open its 2016-17 season with the THE LAST SHIP, the new musical with music and lyrics by the pop superstar Sting and book by the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning writers John Logan and Brian Yorkey. PTC's production will be the first since the show's Broadway run in 2014-15. (more...)

Gavin Creel, Hunter Foster, Celia Keenan-Bolger Will Celebrate University of Michigan in MAIZE & BLUE ON BROADWAYGavin Creel, Hunter Foster, Celia Keenan-Bolger Will Celebrate University of Michigan in MAIZE & BLUE ON BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Maize & Blue on Broadway is a one-night-only benefit concert on May 16, 2016 at 7PM at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street) to celebrate the University of Michigan and its renowned Musical Theatre Department, as well as honor its longtime chair, Brent Wagner, who is retiring in May after 32 years of being the department's heart and soul.   (more...)

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