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Ethel Merman News

Date Of Birth:
January 16, 1908
Date Of Death:
February 15, 1984 (76)
Birth Place:
Astoria, NY, USA
Gender:
Female
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BWW Reviews: Melbourne Gets A Kick Out of ANYTHING GOESBWW Reviews: Melbourne Gets A Kick Out of ANYTHING GOES
by Bonny Loo - May 28, 2015

Opera Australia and John Frost's production of Anything Goes began performances at Melbourne's Princess Theatre starring Caroline O'Connor, Todd McKenney and Wayne Scott Kermond. Fluidly directed by Dean Bryant, the production as a whole is thoroughly enjoyable and absolutely de-lovely. (more...)

BWW Review: Buoyant ANYTHING GOES Docks in OrlandoBWW Review: Buoyant ANYTHING GOES Docks in Orlando
by Matt Tamanini - May 27, 2015

Beloved theatre standards, tap-dancing sailors, chorines in sequins, a farcically silly plot; what more could you want from a Cole Porter musical? After winning three Tony Awards in 2012, including Best Revival of a Musical, the National Tour of ANYTHING GOES ends its delightfully giddy run at Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts this week, concluding on Sunday, May 31st. This non-Equity tour boasts Kathleen Marshall's direction and choreography, the latter of which earned her a third Tony. A joyful celebration of old-fashioned musical theatre, the delightful cast will leave you with a smile on your face, but this ANYTHING GOES lacks the sharpness and playfulness to make you fall out of your seat laughing and/or cheering, which most certainly can happen when this classic is at its best. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/21/15- GYPSYSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/21/15- GYPSY
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2015

Today in 1959, Gypsy opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 702 performances. Gypsy is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. It follows the dreams and efforts of Rose to raise two daughters to perform onstage and casts an affectionate eye on the hardships of show business life. The musical contains many songs that became popular standards, including 'Small World,' 'Everything's Coming up Roses', 'Some People', 'Let Me Entertain You', and 'Rose's Turn'. (more...)

RUTHLESS! Returns to NYC Next Month at St. Luke's TheatreRUTHLESS! Returns to NYC Next Month at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Tina Denmark is back! The diabolical tot who will do anything to be a star, the gal who sets things spinning in RUTHLESS! The Musical, originally staged in New York 22 years ago, winning both the Drama Desk (Best Lyrics) and Outer Critics Circle Award (Best Musical). But make no mistake - this is not your mother's RUTHLESS! This is no mere revival, but a newly imagined meditation on narcissism, talented tykes and stage mothers in this post 'Toddlers and Tiaras' and Honey Boo Boo world! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/16/15- ANNIE GET YOUR GUNSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/16/15- ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2015

Today in 1946, Annie Get Your Gun opened at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 1147 performances. Annie Get Your Gun is a musical with lyrics and music written by Irving Berlin and a book by Herbert Fields and his sister Dorothy Fields. The story is a fictionalized version of the life of Annie Oakley (1860-1926), who was a sharpshooter from Ohio, and her husband, Frank Butler. Songs that became hits include 'There's No Business Like Show Business', 'Doin' What Comes Natur'lly', 'You Can't Get a Man with a Gun', 'They Say It's Wonderful', and 'Anything You Can Do.' (more...)

Brooke Shields, Jackie Hoffman & Sasheer Zamata Join CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY's June ShowsBrooke Shields, Jackie Hoffman & Sasheer Zamata Join CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY's June Shows
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

New York's funniest show Celebrity Autobiography has added Brooke Shields, Jackie Hoffman, SNL's Sasheer Zamata and a show on June 8 at 7pm at The Triad (Stage 72 -- 158 West 72nd Street) following its scheduled shows on 6/1 at 7pm and 6/6 at 9:30pm which will celebrate Broadway and the upcoming Tony Awards. In June the production will also welcome familiar faces of Broadway, Film & TV  including Tony Award-winner Roger Bart (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Producers), Tony Award-nominee Mario Cantone (Laugh Whore, Assassins, Sex and the City), Oscar-nominee Carol Kane (Broadway in Wicked, Harvey), Rachel Dratch (SNL), Tate Donovan (Broadway in Amy's View, Good People, TV's 24, Damages), comedy legend and Tony Award-winner Alan Zweibel (Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me),  Tim Kazurinsky (SNL, Police Academy,  Broadway's An Act of God) and Drama Desk-winners Eugene Pack & Dayle Reyfel. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst, Anita Gillette and Richard Kind to Lead MERMAN'S APPRENTICE in Concert at BirdlandKlea Blackhurst, Anita Gillette and Richard Kind to Lead MERMAN'S APPRENTICE in Concert at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland Concert Series is proud to announce that Stephen Cole and David Evans musical fable, Merman's Apprentice, will appear at the historic Birdland stage One Night Only, Monday, June 15 at 7pm. Directed by Igor Goldin (Yank) the cast features (in alphabetical order) P.J. Benjamin, Klea Blackhurst, Anita Gillette, Richard Kind, and Elizabeth Teeter supported by a six-piece band with orchestrations by Lynn Shankel. (more...)

Carol Kane, Rachel Dratch & More Set for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY in JuneCarol Kane, Rachel Dratch & More Set for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY in June
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

New York's funniest show Celebrity Autobiography is celebrating Broadway and the upcoming Tony Awards with two performances on Monday, June 1 at 7pm and Saturday, June 6 at 9:30pm at The Triad (Stage 72 -- 158 West 72nd Street). (more...)

James Monroe Iglehart, Robin De Jesus & More Set for 54 Below This WeekJames Monroe Iglehart, Robin De Jesus & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 4-10, Featuring James Monroe Iglehart, Robin de Jesus, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 4-10, Featuring James Monroe Iglehart, Robin de Jesus, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 3, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's 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: James Monroe Iglehart: How the Heck Did I Get Here?; Robin de Jesus: #TheStruggleIsReal; Lane Bradbury: Let Me Entertain You, Again; Daniel Reichard Sings Rodgers and Hammerstein with Special Guest Laura Osnes; and A Very Broadway Mother's Day. (more...)

GYPSY's Original Dainty June Coming to 54 BelowGYPSY's Original Dainty June Coming to 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Lane Bradbury  in Lane Bradbury: Let Me Entertain You, Again on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the SOMETHING ROTTEN! Gypsy Robe CeremonyPhoto Coverage: Inside the SOMETHING ROTTEN! Gypsy Robe Ceremony
by Walter McBride - Apr 26, 2015

The company of SOMETHING ROTTEN! just celebrated the beloved Broadway tradition of the Gypsy Robe. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO's Joseph Medeiros bestowed the robe upon SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Matt Wall, and BroadwayWorld was on the scene for the occasion. Check out photos from the ritual below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Gypsy Robe CeremonyPhoto Coverage: Inside the DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Gypsy Robe Ceremony
by Walter McBride - Apr 25, 2015

The company of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO just celebrated their opening with the Gypsy Robe ceremonyl, at which Lainie Sakakura from THE KING AND I passed off the robe to Joseph Medeiros. BroadwayWorld was on the scene for the sacred ritual, so check out photos below! (more...)

Megan Hilty Talks SMASH Reunion & Singing as 'Ethel Merman' in New ABC Series!Megan Hilty Talks SMASH Reunion & Singing as 'Ethel Merman' in New ABC Series!
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

In an all-new interview with Eonline, Megan Hilty shares her excitement over an upcoming concert presentation of the musical 'Bombshell' from the NBC series SMASH which will benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

Andrea McArdle Stars in Media Theatre's HELLO DOLLY, Opening TonightAndrea McArdle Stars in Media Theatre's HELLO DOLLY, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

She's back where she belongs! 'Hello Dolly' starring Andrea McArdle is at The Media Theatre tonight, April 22 to May 24. Andrea McArdle returns to the award-winning professional music theatre venue after winning accolades as 'Mame' two years ago. (more...)

Breaking News: Tony Winner Heather Headley Will Lead INTO THE WOODS at The Muny!Breaking News: Tony Winner Heather Headley Will Lead INTO THE WOODS at The Muny!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Tony and Grammy Award winner Heather Headley will star as 'The Witch' in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into The Woods, directed by Gary Griffin and playing July 21 - 27, 2015 at The Muny, the nation's largest outdoor musical theatre. This production marks the Muny premiere of Into the Woods, and will be Ms. Headley's first performance in a musical in America since her 2000 Tony award winning performance in the original Broadway production of Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside THE KING AND I's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside THE KING AND I's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 20, 2015

The company of The King and I just celebrated their opening with the Gypsy Robe ritual, at which the recipient from Finding Neverland bestowed the honor on Lainie Sakakura. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you full photo coverage below! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the FINDING NEVERLAND Gypsy Robe Ceremony!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the FINDING NEVERLAND Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 18, 2015

The company of Finding Neverland just celebrated their opening with the Gypsy Robe ritual, at which the recipient from An American in Paris bestowed the honor on Ron Todorowski . BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you full photo coverage below! (more...)

New-York Historical Society to Celebrate Al Hirschfeld with New Exhibition, BookNew-York Historical Society to Celebrate Al Hirschfeld with New Exhibition, Book
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Al Hirschfeld immortalized celebrities, politicians, Broadway productions, films, television shows and beyond with his iconic linear drawings for nine decades, establishing himself as one of the most important contemporary portrait artists. Over a decade since the legendary artist drew his final line drawing, he continues to inspire. This spring, Hirschfeld will be celebrated with the publication of a new book and a major exhibition at the New-York Historical Society. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the Gypsy Robe Ceremony for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the Gypsy Robe Ceremony for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!
by Walter McBride - Apr 14, 2015

The company of An American in Paris just celebrated their opening with the Gypsy Robe ritual, at which the recipient from Gigi bestowed the honor on Jennie Ford. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you full photo coverage below! (more...)

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