Ethel Merman News

Date Of Birth:
January 16, 1908
Date Of Death:
February 15, 1984 (76)
Birth Place:
Astoria, NY, USA
Gender:
Female
BWW Reviews: TSU-San Marcos Premieres Glorious New Venue with Stellar Production of ANYTHING GOES
by Jeff Davis - Apr 15, 2014

It's tough to decide what I like more, a great production or a great new theater. Thankfully, I got both during my recent trip to Texas State San Marcos Department of Theatre and Dance. Their current production of Anything Goes is stunning, as is the new Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Gypsy Robe Ceremony
by Walter McBride - Apr 14, 2014

The company of Bullets Over Broadway just celebrated their opening with the Gypsy Robe ritual. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you full photo coverage below! (more...)

Andy Hardy Grows Up- Mickey Rooney in SUGAR BABIES
by BWW Staff - Apr 10, 2014

Sugar Babies wasn't supposed to be a hit. The 1979 Broadway insiders 'knew' no one wanted to see two has-been movie stars doing hokey jokes from a long-dead low-brow genre. Yet, it was, a big, fat, lines-around-the-box-office smash. And why? Two words: Mickey Rooney. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with THESE APRIL FOOLISH THINGS
by Shari Barrett - Apr 07, 2014

On the first Sunday of each month, Bruce Kimmel's Kritzerland Records' presents a supper club musical cabaret at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal in NoHo. Sunday, April 6, 2014, the group celebrated its two-year anniversary with THESE APRIL FOOLISH THINGS with not only foolish songs but ones having to do with Spring or the month of April in general. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Norfolk - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 06, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Norfolk (more...)

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents HERE TO STAY: THE GERSHWIN EXPERIENCE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

The CSO's last Luken Holdings Pops Series concert of the 2013/14 season pays tribute to the greatest team of collaborators in American music history George and Ira Gershwin. Here to Stay: The Gershwin Experience is a multi-media concert with a top-notch touring party, including Grammy Award-winning soprano Sylvia McNair. This concert event provides an unprecedented insider view into the legendary duo, and offers rare audio and video footage of the Gershwins. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst Set for Temple Beth Tikvah Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

An evening of theater at Temple Beth Tikvah is set for tonight April 5, 2014, beginning at 6 PM with a light dinner then, Klea Blackhurst, who played Dolly in this past summer's Goodspeed Opera production of Hello Dolly!, is coming to Temple Beth Tikvah to perform her review, Everything the Traffic will Allow, tonight, April 5. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Look Back at York Theatre Company's REMEMBERING MARY MARTIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

The York Theatre Company presented Remembering Mary Martin, a one-night only special event on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peter's. The panel included Carleton Carpenter, Ed Gaynes, Sondra Lee, Robert Schear, and John Sheridan, all colleagues of the legendary Broadway icon, Mary Martin. James Morgan, York Theatre Company Producing Artistic Director, and Stephen Cole, writer, co-creator and director of the upcoming world premier production of Inventing Mary Martin at The York Theatre, moderated the discussion about Ms. Martin's is illustrious and extensive career, with an evening that was full of history, laughter, and little gems from the Golden Age of Musical Theatre. Check out a look back below! (more...)

Gulfport Little Theatre Presents GYPSY, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Gulfport Little Theatre is proud to present its spring musical production, Gypsy, by Arthur Laurents, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Gypsy is directed by Bryan VonderBruegge with musical direction by Alan Cahela, choreography by Twyla Boudreaux Moore, and costumes by Kelli Overmyer. The Assistant Director is Mary LaCour and the producer is Miyoshi McGravey. The show runs April 4-13, with curtain at 8pm todays and Saturdays, and matinee performances on Sunday with curtain at 3pm. (more...)

THE MOUNTAINTOP, 4000 MILES & More Set for ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery has announced selections for the 2014-2015 Season, to run from September 11, 2014 - May 24, 2015. Interim Artistic Director Annie Lareau has chosen a six-show season that focuses on diversity and thought-provoking productions that will challenge the viewer to think, laugh and often to sing-a-long! The 2014-2015 Season is titled Opening Doors. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Judy, Barbra & Ethel Schmooze & Sing Spectacularly
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 03, 2014

Today, BroadwayWorld is thrilled to kick off a brand new weekly column celebrating some classic celluloid moments from theatre history - whether culled from TV, film, vintage footage or even more obscure sources - with a very special focus on the best and brightest stars of yesteryear, thusly titled THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the IF/THEN Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 02, 2014

The company of If/Then just celebrated their opening with the Gypsy Robe ritual. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you full photo coverage below! (more...)

HBO's SIX BY SONDHEIM Among Peabody Award Winners
by TV News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Recipients of the 73rd Peabody Awards were announced today. The awards will be presented on May 19th at a luncheon hosted by Ira Glass at New York's Waldorf-Astoria in New York. (more...)

Proud Theater Presents COCAINE AND ETHEL MERMAN: THE NEW HOMO GUIDE, Now thru 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Proud Theater is pleased to welcome playwright L. Robert Westeen back to Wisconsin for 4 showings of his hit one-person show 'Cocaine and Ethel Merman: The New Homo Guide', a humorous romp through the life of a man who spends an evening with a cocaine-addicted Ethel Merman female impersonator and ends up developing a new outlook on his own life, past and present. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst Set for Temple Beth Tikvah, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

An evening of theater at Temple Beth Tikvah is set for Saturday April 5, 2014, beginning at 6 PM with a light dinner then, Klea Blackhurst, who played Dolly in this past summer's Goodspeed Opera production of Hello Dolly!, is coming to Temple Beth Tikvah to perform her review, Everything the Traffic will Allow, on Saturday, April 5. (more...)

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents HERE TO STAY: THE GERSHWIN EXPERIENCE, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The CSO's last Luken Holdings Pops Series concert of the 2013/14 season pays tribute to the greatest team of collaborators in American music history George and Ira Gershwin. Here to Stay: The Gershwin Experience is a multi-media concert with a top-notch touring party, including Grammy Award-winning soprano Sylvia McNair. This concert event provides an unprecedented insider view into the legendary duo, and offers rare audio and video footage of the Gershwins. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the LES MISERABLES Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Mar 26, 2014

The company of Les Miserables just celebrated their opening with the Gypsy Robe ritual. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you full photo coverage below! (more...)

Musical Theater Project to Present LOUD BUT HONEST: THE IMPACT OF ETHEL MERMAN, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

The Musical Theater Project honors a legendary Broadway performer in 'Loud but Honest: The Impact of Ethel Merman.' This one-time-only performance will be held at Regina Hall on the campus of Notre Dame College at 3pm on Sunday, April 13, 2014. (more...)

Southwestern University Stgaes GYPSY, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Southwestern University is proud to present Gypsy, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, today, March 26-30, 2014. Gypsy is directed by Rick Roemer. Performances will run at 7:30pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2:00pm on Saturday and Sunday at the Alma Thomas Theater. Tickets are $10-20. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/22-3/23/2014
by - Mar 23, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 23, 2014 - Sunday, March 23, 2014. (more...)

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