Deborah Kerr News

 

Deborah Kerr News

Date of Birth: September 30, 1921
Date of Death: October 18, 2007 (86)
Birth Place: Helensburgh, SCOTLAND
Gender: Female
Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I Adapted for Young PerformersRodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I Adapted for Young Performers
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

On the heels of the national tour of Lincoln Center's Tony Award-winning Broadway revival sweeping the country now, educators and students will be whistling a happy tune when R&H Theatricals, a division of Rodgers & Hammerstein, an Imagem Company, releases Getting To Know... The King and I; it was announced today by Rodgers & Hammerstein president Ted Chapin and iTheatrics founder and CEO Timothy Allen McDonald. (more...)

BWW Review: Something Truly Wonderful - THE KING AND I National Tour Debuts at PPACBWW Review: Something Truly Wonderful - THE KING AND I National Tour Debuts at PPAC
by Veronica Bruscini - Nov 3, 2016

The much-acclaimed Lincoln Center staging of THE KING AND I celebrates a triumphant start to its national tour at the Providence Performing Arts Center. This jewel of a production is so utterly exceptional in every detail, words of praise scarcely seem to do it justice. Simply put, this is one of the finest shows to grace the PPAC stage in recent memory. (more...)

Starry Marni Nixon Tribute, KT Sullivan, Klea Blackhurst and More Set for WINTER RHYTHMS at Urban StagesStarry Marni Nixon Tribute, KT Sullivan, Klea Blackhurst and More Set for WINTER RHYTHMS at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Urban Stages has announced the line-up for this year's Award Winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2016, which will begin Thursday, December 1 and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue). (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Launches Seventeenth Season with Tennessee Williams' THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANAPalm Beach Dramaworks Launches Seventeenth Season with Tennessee Williams' THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The Night of the Iguana, Tennessee Williams' soul-searching, compassionate, surprisingly funny, and achingly poetic 1961 play about a defrocked minister and his one chance for salvation, opens Palm Beach Dramaworks' 2016-2017 season today, October 14 (8pm) at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. Performances continue through November 13, with specially priced previews on October 12 and 13. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Launches Seventeenth Season with Tennessee Williams' THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANAPalm Beach Dramaworks Launches Seventeenth Season with Tennessee Williams' THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Night of the Iguana, Tennessee Williams' soul-searching, compassionate, surprisingly funny, and achingly poetic 1961 play about a defrocked minister and his one chance for salvation, opens Palm Beach Dramaworks' 2016-2017 season on Friday, October 14 (8pm) at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. Performances continue through November 13, with specially priced previews on October 12 and 13. (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Classic THE KING AND I Film to Return to CinemasRodgers & Hammerstein's Classic THE KING AND I Film to Return to Cinemas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

It's time to whistle a happy tune! Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic movie musical The King and I will return to movie theaters for two days only, as part of Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies' TCM Big Screen Classics series. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 8/21/2016Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 8/21/2016
by BWW - Aug 21, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/21/2016 for Connecticut (more...)

BWW Interview:  Matthew Brys Yee and DON'T LET ME GO at Project REAL in Asbury ParkBWW Interview: Matthew Brys Yee and DON'T LET ME GO at Project REAL in Asbury Park
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 8, 2016

'Don't Let Me Go' is a new play written and directed by Matthew Brys Yee. It will be performed at Project REAL in Asbury Park on August 19th and 20th. Broadwayworld.com interviewed Matthew Brys Yee about his career and the show. (more...)

AUDIO: Memories From Marni Nixon's Autobiography Co-Author, Stephen ColeAUDIO: Memories From Marni Nixon's Autobiography Co-Author, Stephen Cole
by Michael Dale - Jul 28, 2016

Though movie producers forbade Nixon from talking publicly about her work, she prominently displayed her co-author name on the cover of her autobiography. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Marni NixonPhoto Flash: Remembering Marni Nixon
by Walter McBride - Jul 28, 2016

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported earlier this week, Marni Nixon, perhaps best known for dubbing the singing voices of the leading actresses in films, including THE KING AND I, WEST SIDE STORY and MY FAIR LADY, passed away from breast cancer on July 24th. She was 86. (more...)

VIDEOS:  Remembering Marni Nixon, Both Unseen and On The ScreenVIDEOS: Remembering Marni Nixon, Both Unseen and On The Screen
by Michael Dale - Jul 25, 2016

The woman best known for dubbing the singing voices of Hollywood stars also gave memorable stage and television performances. (more...)

Marni Nixon, Singing Voice Behind WEST SIDE STORY, THE KING AND I & More, Dies at 86Marni Nixon, Singing Voice Behind WEST SIDE STORY, THE KING AND I & More, Dies at 86
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The New York Times reports that Marni Nixon, perhaps most famous for dubbing the singing voices of the leading actresses in films, including THE KING AND I, WEST SIDE STORY and MY FAIR LADY, passed away from breast cancer on July 24th. She was 86. (more...)

AUDIO: Tim Rice Revising FROM HERE TO ETERNITY For North American PremiereAUDIO: Tim Rice Revising FROM HERE TO ETERNITY For North American Premiere
by Michael Dale - Jun 27, 2016

Based on James Joyce's 1951 wartime novel that inspired the Academy Award-winning film, the creators are making revisions from the musical's 2013 West End production. (more...)

Staged Reading of Robert Anderson's I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER Set for 6/26 at Teatro ParaguasStaged Reading of Robert Anderson's I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER Set for 6/26 at Teatro Paraguas
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2016

A widowed New York college professor, Gene, is in a long distance relationship with a woman in California. He wants to marry and move to California, where his girlfriend has her medical practice and is raising her children. Gene's mother is sympathetic although aware of the toll it could take on his father. Family tensions arise as his father disowned his sister for marrying a Jewish man. When his mother suddenly dies, Gene's plans are thrown into disarray. He has lived in the shadow of his towering father, who is expecting him to stay and watch over him. Gene must decide for himself if he'll stay to care for his father or finally move on with his life. (more...)

Sabre announces upcoming webcast of 2016 Investor DaySabre announces upcoming webcast of 2016 Investor Day
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/29/16- THE KING AND ISTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/29/16- THE KING AND I
by Stage Tube - Mar 29, 2016

Today in 1951, The King and I opened at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 1246 performances. The King and I is the fifth musical by the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The work is based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon and derives from the memoirs of Anna Leonowens, who became governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the early 1860s. The story deals with the experiences of the British schoolteacher, who is hired as part of the King's drive to modernize his country. The relationship between the King and Anna is marked by conflict through much of the play, as well as by a love that neither is able to express. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/7/16- THE KING AND ISTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/7/16- THE KING AND I
by Stage Tube - Jan 7, 2016

Today in 1985, the second Broadway revival of THe King and I opened at the Broadway THeatre, where it ran for 191 performances. The King and I is the fifth musical by the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The work is based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon and derives from the memoirs of Anna Leonowens, who became governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the early 1860s. The story deals with the experiences of the British schoolteacher, who is hired as part of the King's drive to modernize his country. The relationship between the King and Anna is marked by conflict through much of the play, as well as by a love that neither is able to express. The musical premiered on March 29, 1951 at Broadway's St. James Theatre. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: THE KING AND I. Musical Theatre Heaven.BWW REVIEW: THE KING AND I. Musical Theatre Heaven.
by Holly Kerr - Dec 30, 2015

Musical Theater Heaven.The Lincoln Center Theater Review Spring 2015 Issue 65: The King and I states that 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I embodies theater's power to transform-both by drawing audiences into a time and place and by telling compelling stories that make us feel and think deeply about the world of the play and about our own world. A particular alchemy of creativity and vision is essential to achieving such a transformative act.' (more...)

Sutton Foster, SOMETHING ROTTEN's Brian d'Arcy James Named 2016 Sarah Siddons Award RecipientsSutton Foster, SOMETHING ROTTEN's Brian d'Arcy James Named 2016 Sarah Siddons Award Recipients
by Michael Dale - Dec 14, 2015

The two Broadway stars are honored by a society named for a fictional award in the film ALL ABOUT EVE. (more...)

BWW Review: Irresistibly Beguiling MY FAIR LADY Blooms at Musical Theatre WestBWW Review: Irresistibly Beguiling MY FAIR LADY Blooms at Musical Theatre West
by Michael L. Quintos - Nov 1, 2015

Fourth time's the charm for Musical Theatre West as the award-winning regional theater company opens its 63rd season with the 1956 Lerner and Loewe Broadway classic MY FAIR LADY. Retaining the effervescent wit and jubilant spirit of the original, MTW's irresistibly beguiling, top-notch local revival---now on stage at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts in Long Beach, CA through November 8---is a thoroughly enjoyable production from start to finish. Filled with wit, charm, memorable tunes, and timeless, often uplifting humor, MY FAIR LADY is basically the comfort food of classic musicals... and MTW wisely sticks with this winning formula. After all... why mess with a near-perfect classic? (more...)

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