Ed Drake News

KISS ME KATE, BREAKING THE CODE & More Set for Barrington Stage's 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

At a press conference held at Barrington Stage Company's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, Artistic Director Julianne Boyd announced the theater's 20th Anniversary 2014 season of musicals and plays that will take place in downtown Pittsfield in the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, St. Germain Stage and Youth Theatre venues in 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/30 - KISS ME KATE
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2013

Today in 1948, opened at the Shubert Theatre. Kiss Me, Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. It is structured as a play within a play, where the interior play is a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. The original production starred AlfrEd Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk and Harold Lang. Kiss Me, Kate was a response to Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! and other integrated musicals, and it proved to be his biggest hit and the only one of his shows to run for more than 1,000 performances on Broadway. It won the first Tony Award presented for Best Musical, in 1949. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Playhouse's GUYS AND DOLLS a Fantastic Production of a Musical Theatre Classic
by Jeff Davis - Dec 18, 2013

When it comes to the Golden Age of Broadway, there are few shows that are as accessible and wildly entertaining as Guys and Dolls. Since it's debut in 1950, the musical has graced Broadway six times, and there are now reports of a film remake. If the film is half as entertaining as the current production at The Playhouse, audiences will be pleased. The Playhouse's Guys in Dolls is vibrant, joyous, and entertaining from beginning to end. (more...)

Henri Bendel Unveils Holiday Window in Tribute to Al Hirschfeld Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

Al Hirschfeld, whose legendary quill pen captured virtually every well-known performing artist of the 20th century, will be celebrated by Henri Bendel. Guests are invited to the opening of this 'Hirschfeld Spectacular,' where all will enjoy a first-of-its-kind installation. Henri Bendel has worked hand-in-hand with Hirschfeld's exclusive gallery, the Margo Feiden Galleries Ltd., New York, to create a truly unique presentation of the late illustrator's work. (more...)

Henri Bendel to Unveil Holiday Window in Tribute to Al Hirschfeld, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 08, 2013

Al Hirschfeld, whose legendary quill pen captured virtually every well-known performing artist of the 20th century, will be celebrated by Henri Bendel. Guests are invited to the opening of this 'Hirschfeld Spectacular,' where all will enjoy a first-of-its-kind installation. Henri Bendel has worked hand-in-hand with Hirschfeld's exclusive gallery, the Margo Feiden Galleries Ltd., New York, to create a truly unique presentation of the late illustrator's work. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/7- Alfred Drake
by Stage Tube - Oct 07, 2013

Happy Birthday, AlfrEd Drake! He is best known for his leading roles in the original Broadway productions of Oklahoma!; Kiss Me, Kate; Kismet; and for playing Marshall Blackstone in the original production of Babes in Arms, (in which he sang the title song) and Hajj in Kismet, for which he received the Tony Award. His 1964 stage performance as Claudius in the Richard Burton Hamlet was filmed live on the stage of the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. His final stage appearance in a musical was in 1973 as Honore LaChaisse in Lerner and Loewe's Gigi. Two years later he starred in a revival of The Skin of Our Teeth. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Christianne Tisdale, William Michals and More in Westchester Broadway Theatre's KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2013

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents Kiss Me Kate with Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter and Book by Samuel and Bella Spewack. Directed and Choreographed by James Brennan with Musical Direction by Leo P Carusone, the show runs now through November 3, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

William Michals and Christianne Tisdale to Star in WBT's KISS ME, KATE, Now thru 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents Kiss Me Kate with Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter and Book by Samuel and Bella Spewack. Directed and Choreographed by James Brennan with Musical Direction by Leo P Carusone, the show will run tonight, September 12 - November 3, 2013. (more...)

KISS ME KATE & Mark St. Germain's DANCING LESSONS Set for Barrington Stage's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2013

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director, and Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, has announced two productions for the theater's 20th Anniversary Season - Kiss Me, Kate the musical comedy masterpiece by composer Cole Porter and authors Sam and Bella Spewack and the world premiere romantic comedy Dancing Lessons by Mark St. Germain. (more...)

William Michals and Christianne Tisdale to Star in WBT's KISS ME, KATE, 9/12-11/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents Kiss Me Kate with Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter and Book by Samuel and Bella Spewack. Directed and Choreographed by James Brennan with Musical Direction by Leo P Carusone, the show will run September 12 - November 3, 2013. (more...)

Drake Announces 41-City North American Arena Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling, recording artist Drake today announced his 41-city North American WOULD YOU LIKE A TOUR? arena tour in support of his highly anticipated upcoming album release NOTHING WAS THE SAME, due out later this year. (more...)

Photo Flash: 2013 Tony Awards Film Series, Moderated by Ted Chapin
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013

The Tony Awards held the 2013 Film Series on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at The Paley Center for Media. Featured were screenings of the historic 25th Annual Tony Awards broadcast as well as the 1967 Armstrong Circle Theatre version of 'Carousel.' (more...)

3rd Annual Tony Awards Film Series Features CAROUSEL, 1971 Tony Awards Today
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2013

The Tony Awards present the line-up for the 3rd Annual Tony Awards Film Series, which will take place today, May 18, 2013 at The Paley Center for Media. The Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards, which are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall, on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 9, 2013. (more...)

Amy Poehler, MAD MEN Panel, Salute to Broadway and More Set for Paley Center, April-May 2013
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2013

Coming up at the Paley Center: a MAD MEN panel livestream, Peabody event with Amy Poehler, David Simon, and Charlayne Hunter-Gault, and A Salute to Broadway in honor of the annual broadcast of the Tony Awards. Details below! (more...)

Amy Poehler, MAD MEN Panel, Salute to Broadway and More Set for Paley Center, April-May 2013
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2013

Coming up at the Paley Center: a MAD MEN panel livestream, Peabody event with Amy Poehler, David Simon, and Charlayne Hunter-Gault, and A Salute to Broadway in honor of the annual broadcast of the Tony Awards. Details below! (more...)

Joey & Lee's Cabaret Awesome to be Held at Upstairs at Vitello's Restaurant
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2013

Joey and Lee's Cabaret Awesome at Upstairs at Vitello's will present entertainer NEILE ADAMS in her new 60-minute cabaret show, "One Hell of a Ride," directed by Ted Sprague, with Andy Howe serving as Musical Director and Pianist, Karl Vincent on Bass and Steve Pemberton on Drums. The show will be presented for One Night Only on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. at Upstairs at Vitello's located in Vitello's Restaurant; 4349 Tujunga Avenue; Studio City, CA 91604. (more...)

Amy Poehler, MAD MEN Panel, Salute to Broadway and More Set for Paley Center, April-May 2013
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2013

Coming up at the Paley Center: a MAD MEN panel livestream, Peabody event with Amy Poehler, David Simon, and Charlayne Hunter-Gault, and A Salute to Broadway in honor of the annual broadcast of the Tony Awards. Details below! (more...)

Amy Poehler, MAD MEN Panel, Salute to Broadway and More Set for Paley Center, April-May 2013
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2013

Coming up at the Paley Center: a MAD MEN panel livestream, Peabody event with Amy Poehler, David Simon, and Charlayne Hunter-Gault, and A Salute to Broadway in honor of the annual broadcast of the Tony Awards. Details below! (more...)

Michele Ragusa Returns to Buffalo in KISS ME KATE CONCERT,4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2013

Buffalo native Michele Ragusa, who has been seen on Broadway in Young Frankenstein, Titanic and Ragtime, will play Lilli/Kate in a staged concert version of Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate April 27 with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.The 8 PM performance will be conducted by Matthew Kraemer and directed by James Brennan. (more...)

3rd Annual Tony Awards Film Series Will Feature CAROUSEL, 1971 Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

The Tony Awards have announced the line-up for the 3rd Annual Tony Awards Film Series, which will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at The Paley Center for Media. The Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards, which are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall, on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 9, 2013. (more...)

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