Doris Day News

Photo Flash: DORIS AND ME at the El Portal Welcomes the Doris Day Animal Foundation and Celebrities Who Worked with Day
by Don Grigware - Jul 25, 2014

Opening night of Doris and Me at the El Portal Theatre in NoHo hosted many celebrities including actors who costarred with Doris Day. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DORIS AND ME a Smash at the El Portal
by Don Grigware - Jul 25, 2014

Actor/singer Scott Dreier is, by self-description, consumed with Doris Day. He has been a fan since a tender age, watching every Doris Day movie and listening to every Day album hundreds, perhaps thousands of times. We all love Day. Who doesn't? She symbolizes all that is sweet and good in life! Because of her genuine spirit, it became OK for actresses like Mary Tyler Moore and Valerie Harper to have their own shows, representing ordinary yet intelligent young middle-class women and their problems. Because of her, four legged creatures have more organizations looking out for their total welfare. Because of her, our overall lives are a whole lot happier. Scott Dreier, like Day, is genuine, warm with a strong lilting vocal instrument and possessing an infectious charisma, with that famous 'sparkling smile' that will not quit on or off stage. He is the perfect entertainer to extol Doris Day and to sing her unforgettable music. (more...)

BWW Reviews: STEVE ROSS and KAREN OBERLIN Ooze Charm, Class, and Chemistry In Tribute to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers at 54 Below
by Stephen Hanks - Jul 20, 2014

Steve Ross and Karen Oberlin's recent duo effort at 54 Below, Cheek to Cheek, was a show oozing charm, class, charisma, and chemistry, but most of all they conveyed their love for these legendary performers and the classic tunes associated with them. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

This July and August 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

3000 Miles Off-Broadway Musicals Presents DORIS & ME: THE DORIS DAY SONGBOOK!, 7/24-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

3000 Miles Off-Broadway Musicals (a division of Rock N Roll Inc.) proudly presents, DORIS AND ME: The Doris Day Songbook starring SCOTT DREIER at El Portal's Monroe Forum Theatre, in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. This special engagement will be presented July 24 through August 3, 2014, with a Special Gala Opening July 23 to benefit the Doris Day Animal Foundation (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW - Week of 6/30 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Jun 26, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW - Week of 6/30, airing on ABC (more...)

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Marc Shaiman & More Set for Second Season of AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announced the artists who will perform in the second season of American Songbook at NJPAC, to be taped before a live audience at the Arts Center for a series to air on NJTV, WLIW and THIRTEEN this fall. (more...)

Broadway's Karen Mason Returns to Chicago, 6/19-30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Acclaimed vocalist, recording artist and actress Karen Mason heads into Chicago to perform her acclaimed one-woman show The Secrets Of The Ancient Divas . Performing this acclaimed show all over the country, Mason brings it back to Chicago where it was hailed by Chicago Tribune critic Howard Reich who praised it saying "No show of Mason's travels as quickly between light and dark as her newest." And "no one in cabaret walks the line between humor and sorrow, joy and despair as nimbly as Karen Mason." With her Broadway stage performances, TV appearances, CD recordings and live concerts, Karen "has few peers when it comes to ripping the roof off with her amazing voice that knows no bounds" (TheaterScene.net), which her performances always reaffirm. The multi-MAC and Backstage Magazine Bistro Award winner, most recent CD release, Right Here/Right Now, also received a MAC Award for Album of the Year. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: KAREN OBERLIN and SEAN HARKNESS Concoct Romantic Musical Chemistry at the Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Hanks - Jun 14, 2014

Cabaret performers thinking about launching duo shows could certainly take a lesson in chemistry from watching and listening to singer Karen Oberlin and guitarist Sean Harkness in their current show, A Wish, which is based on their superb recently released CD of the same title, launched with two shows at Kitano on February 1 (to celebrate the CD release), and has taken up a once a month residency until late August at the Metropolitan Room (the next show is on June 25 at 9:30 pm). While theirs is not a romantic off-stage chemistry (both are happily quite happily married, thank you), on stage and in the recording studio Oberlin and Harkness have concocted a delicious musical interaction that conjures up romance to the nth degree. (more...)

Unsung Concert Series to Continue at 54 Below with UNSUNG BOB MERRILL, 8/5, and UNSUNG CAROLYN LEIGH, 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will continue its 2014 Unsung concert series at 54 Below with Unsung Bob Merrill and Unsung Carolyn Leigh, Vol. 2, following its recent sold-out, critically acclaimed Unsung Carolyn Leigh concert for Lincoln Center's American Songbook. The two all-new evenings are created and directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad) with musical direction and arrangements by Fran Minarik (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, At Home Abroad). (more...)

Doris Day Shares Vivid Memories Of Rock Hudson & Their Projects Together
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 03, 2014

Iconic film pair Doris Day and Rock Hudson are celebrated in a fascinating new featurette narrated by Day herself in honor of TCM's June Star of the Month, Rock Hudson. (more...)

Peter French to Play The Pheasantry on June 6
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Peter French will play The Pheasantry, Kings Road, Chelsea, on Friday, 6th June 2014 with selections from Harry Nilsson's 'A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night'. Show time 8.30pm. Doors open 6.30pm. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Jule Styne Jubilation! From FUNNY GIRL To GYPSY To PETER PAN & Beyond
by Pat Cerasaro - May 09, 2014

In honor of this weekend's sure-to-be spectacular BroadwayWorld special event EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE, today we honor the man behind the music for many of the greatest musicals of all time. (more...)

Cabaret Life NYC: KAREN OBERLIN Performing the Songs of Doris Day Is One of Cabaret's Most Ideal Matches of Singer to Subject
by Stephen Hanks - May 07, 2014

I was just a little more than a year into my new side career as a cabaret show reviewer when I first saw a Karen Oberlin show. It was Valentine's Day night 2012 and Oberlin—with guitarist Sean Harkness and guest violinist Aaron Weinstein—would be performing her romance-laced set, Stringing Along With Love, at the Metropolitan Room. At the time, all I knew about Oberlin was that she was considered among New York's best female cabaret singers, and I hadn't researched her performing history pre-show. About a third of the way into her set I leaned over to my wife (it was Valentine's Day after all) and whispered, “You know, she has a real Doris Day quality in her voice and in the way she delivers some lyrics.” This immediately ratcheted up my appreciation for Oberlin since there are four passions I inherited from my Dad—baseball, reading the morning papers, sports writing and Doris Day (well, also Sophia Loren, but that's for another column). Since Dad had grown up during the prime of the Big Band Era of the 1940s, I heard the sultry sounds of a young Doris Day singing songs like “Sentimental Journey” on the family stereo more than a few times. Once I saw Day's strikingly adorable blondness on a record cover and her rocking body in one of her films, I knew what Dad was talking about. As popular, famous, and near iconic as Doris Day became, in my book, as a singer and screen beauty she's always been vastly underrated. Little did I know that Karen Oberlin had been doing a Doris Day tribute show so since 2001 at places like Firebird, Iridium, and the late Danny's Skylight Room, and produced a CD, Secret Love: The Music of Doris Day, in 2002. Karen Oberlin had instantly become my secret love. (more...)

Donna Vivino, Karen Oberlin & More to Perform at Birdland, 4/21 - 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for April 21 - April 27, featuring James Carter Organ Trio, Donna Vivino in 'Beautiful Dreamer,' David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, Karen Oberlin in Secret Love: A Tribute to Doris Day, and more. (more...)

YOUNG AT HEART Blu-Ray With Doris Day & Frank Sinatra Out Today
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 08, 2014

The rare pairing of Hollywood and recording icons Doris Day and Frank Sinatra is available for the first time on Blu-ray via a new edition of the 1954 movie musical YOUNG AT HEART. (more...)

Kelly Lester to Bring IT'S MAGIC - THE LIFE & MUSIC OF DORIS DAY to Rockwell Table & Stage, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Kelly Lester, stay at home wife and mother to three daughters, has become a million dollar 'do it yourself' business owner, grossing over $1.6 million dollars last year with her company EasyLunchboxes (www.EasyLunchboxes.com). With no MBA or formal background in business, Kelly is self-taught, having learned design and marketing via Google. Between carpooling and cooking, from the comfort of her home, she harnesses the power of social media to attract customers and grow her loyal fan base. Her products are top-sellers on Amazon.com, and Amazon often features her as one of their 'seller-success' stories. Kelly is the author of 'Cooking with Trader Joe's Cookbook: Easy Lunch Boxes'. (more...)

Lisa Loeb Announces Spring Concert Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb announces a multi-city concert tour this spring, including shows in New York City, Washington DC, and Honolulu. (more...)

Regina Carter's SOUTHERN COMFORT CD Release, Jane Monheit With The MSM Big Band, & More To Be Featured in Birdland Jazz Club's April 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is thrilled to announce their outstanding line-up of amazing talent for the month of April 2014. Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Robert Morse & Rick McKay to Be Honored at Special Preview of BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) announced its highly anticipated film line-up for the 19th edition, April 3 - 10, 2014, featuring 14 World Premieres, 8 North American and 8 U.S. Premieres. PBIFF (www.pbifilmfest.org) will present features, documentaries and short films from the U.S. and around the world, including Brazil, Venezuela, France, England, Israel, Hong Kong, Japan, India, New Zealand, Austria, the Philippines, Croatia, Australia, Canada, Germany and South Korea, to name just a few, and will play host to filmmakers, producers and actors to represent and discuss their films. (more...)

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