Danny Kaye News

Date Of Birth:
January 18, 1913
Date Of Death:
March 03, 1987 (74)
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender:
Male
Nick Lehan to Join Maestro Glenn Pearson at theatreWashington's SHOW TUNES & COCKTAILS, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

Show Tunes & Cocktails, theatreWashington's monthly gathering of Broadway aficionados hosted by pianist and raconteur Glenn Pearson, welcomes guest artist Nick Lehan to the Beacon Bar & Grill on Monday, August 11, from 7pm to 10pm. Currently appearing in a riotous production of The Pirates of Penzance at Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia, MD, Lehan was recently seen at the Kennedy Center in Camelot in Concert, at Signature Theatre in Sycamore Trees, and in numerous roles at the Keegan Theatre and Olney Theatre Center. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: PETER PAN On TV, Mary Martin To Allison Williams
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 31, 2014

Today, in honor of NBC's hotly anticipated upcoming TV presentation of PETER PAN LIVE! set to star Allison Williams and Christopher Walken, we take a look back at the high flying history of the show. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Danny Kaye Returns to Arlington
by Keith Tittermary - Jul 25, 2014

'If Danny Kaye had not been born,' a Hollywood writer once observed, 'no one could possibly have invented him. It would have been stretching credibility far past the breaking point'. Those words begin almost every biography of the legendary Danny Kaye and it is fitting words. Kaye may not have been as popular as Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly, or may have been the person to get when Donald O'Connor wasn't available, but Kaye left a legacy on entertainment. You can narrow down to a handful of influential artists whose legacy is still being found in modern day entertainers. You can see pieces of Kaye in early Robin Williams, or Will Ferrell in his Saturday Night Live days. Kaye took the 'song and dance' man routine and went one step further - the patter song and the foppish mannerisms that made his style unique. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company Announces 2014-2015 Theatre Season in the Lackland Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Classics and family favorites are mixed in with musical memoirs and two world premieres during the 2014-2015 theatre season at The Centenary Stage Company (CSC). This year will feature eight diverse theatre events with a touch of fantasy, magic, and drama in the Lackland Center providing something for everybody. (more...)

Brian Childers to Star in AN EVENING WITH DANNY KAYE at TACT, 7/18-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The American Century Theater (TACT) will welcome Helen Hayes Award-winner Brian Childers back to the stage for An Evening with Danny Kaye. This production, to be performed as part of the Robert M. McElwaine Reflections series, pays tribute to one of Broadway and Hollywood's greatest showmen - Danny Kaye. Stephen Nachamie directs and Jeff Biering is the Musical Director. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Classy Singer Sandy Bainum Brings Warmth and Sophistication to the Federal with Tribute to Ira Gershwin
by Don Grigware - Jun 23, 2014

'S Wonderful/Sandy Sings Ira Gershwin/Sandy Bainum at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal/musical director: Lanny Meyers/director: Bruce Kimmel/Sunday June 22 (more...)

IRVING BERLIN'S AMERICA to Offer Talkbacks at 13th Street Rep, Now thru 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

The 13th Street Repertory Theater will offer audience talkbacks after the following performances of Chip Deffaa's new musical play 'Irving Berlin's America': Sunday, June 22nd at 8 p.m.; Thursday, June 26th at 8 p.m.; Sunday, June 29th at 8 p.m.; Monday, June 30th at 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 6th at 8 p.m.; and Thursday, July 10th at 8 p.m. (more...)

New Book About Backstage Theatre/Film Stories THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER NEWKIRK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2014

In his forthcoming memoir, THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER NEWKIRK, a veteran publicist confronts all aspects of his life including bouts with depression from 1978-2013, 4 hospitalizations between 2004-2012, the paralyzing and overwhelming fear of becoming homeless in 2011, his gay relationships from 1978-present day, in addition to his PR career in the fine and performing arts with backstage stories. (more...)

WHITE CHRISTMAS with Aled Jones & Tom Chambers to Play Dominion Theatre, Begin. 12 November
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Aled Jones and Tom Chambers will be starring as Bob Wallace and Phil Davis in the West End premiere of Irving Berlin's much-loved musical WHITE CHRISTMAS, which will open at London's newly refurbished Dominion Theatre on Wednesday 12 November for a strictly limited eight-week season, ending on 3 January 2015 (previewing from 8 November). (more...)

The American Century Theater Announces Change in Production Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

The American Century Theater (TACT) wishes to announce a change in its scheduled production lineup for July/August 2014. In place of The American Century Songbook, TACT is thrilled to welcome Helen Hayes Award-winner Brian Childers back to its stages for An Evening with Danny Kaye. This production, to be performed as part of the Robert M. McElwaineReflections series, pays tribute to one of Broadway and Hollywood's greatest showmen - Danny Kaye. Brian Childers becomes Danny Kaye in a way that lets a new generation discover - and an older generation re-visit - a unique performer. (more...)

The Group Theatre Too Presents AN EVENING WITH DANNY KAYE Starring Brian Childers on 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

The Group Theatre Too, Michael Blevins and Justin Boccitto Co-Founders, present a one night performance of "An Evening with Danny Kaye" starring Brian Childers, directed by Stephen Nachamie and musical direction by Jeffrey Biering. The performance will take place at Stage 72 at the Triad. (more...)

Harold Sanditen, Lauren Fox, KT Sullivan, Bryan Batt and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, May-June 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

May and June sees some new artists and some returns at The Crazy Coqs, including: Harold Sanditen (May 2-3); Simon Green with David Shrubsole (May 6-10); Lauren Fox with Jon Weber (May 13 - 17); Gary Williams (May 20 -24); KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler (May 26-28); Opera Tottie (May 29 - 31); Bryan Batt (June 3 - 7); Judy Carmichael with Colin Oxley (June 10 -14); Elaine Delmar (June 17 - 21) and more. Details below! (more...)

BWW Blog: Live Television Musicals for South African TV?
by David Fick - Apr 30, 2014

Four options for the four public access TV stations in South Africa. A great way to smarten up local television, don't you think? (more...)

Will Friedwald's CLIP JOINT: A VIDEO MUSIC MIXTAPE Premieres Tonight at Stage 72
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Will Friedwald's 'Clip Joint: A Video Music Mixtape' will premiere on Tuesday, April 29 at 7 PM at Stage 72 / The Triad (Green Room. (more...)

Jonathan Groff, Lucy Liu Announce 2014 Tony Nominations Today
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Past Tony-nominee Jonathan Groff will join Lucy Liu reveal the names in a live webcast seen on TonyAwards.com. (more...)

Connolly's Klub 45 Room Hosts The Cougar Ball Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

Tonight, April 27th from 6-9pm, Connolly's Klub 45 Room hosts The Cougar Ball, a black-tie (suggested) charity event benefiting The Actors Fund and the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative. It is an elegant (yet cheeky) cocktail party and ballroom featuring Broadway-studded performances and concluding in a fundraising auction and celebration. Sexy young men decorate the scene, ensuring decadent treats are never far from reach, and fun is had by all. (more...)

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Celebrates 35th Anniversary With Gala Concert at Dimenna Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival will present a concert open to the public for the first time in New York this evening, April 8, 2014 at 7:45 p.m. at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Cary Hall, 450 West 37th Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. (more...)

Connolly's Klub 45 Room Hosts The Cougar Ball, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 06, 2014

On Sunday, April 27th from 6-9pm, Connolly's Klub 45 Room hosts The Cougar Ball, a black-tie (suggested) charity event benefiting The Actors Fund and the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative. It is an elegant (yet cheeky) cocktail party and ballroom featuring Broadway-studded performances and concluding in a fundraising auction and celebration. Sexy young men decorate the scene, ensuring decadent treats are never far from reach, and fun is had by all. (more...)

Jonathan Groff, Lucy Liu to Announce 2014 Tony Nominations, 4/29
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Past Tony-nominee Jonathan Groff will join Lucy Liu to reveal the names in a live webcast seen on TonyAwards.com. (more...)

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival to Celebrate 35th Anniversary With Gala Concert at Dimenna Center, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival will present a concert open to the public for the first time in New York on Tuesday evening, April 8, 2014 at 7:45 p.m. at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Cary Hall, 450 West 37th Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. A special orchestra-the Cape Cod Gala Orchestra, conducted by Liam Burke-has been assembled for this occasion. Noted WQXR radio announcer Jeff Spurgeon will host the evening and Nancy B. Barry, First President of the Festival, as well as Honorary Artistic Chair Charles Hamlen, V.P. of Orchestra of St. Luke's and Co-Founder of IMG Artists, will be on hand for the event. (more...)

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