Ethel Merman News

Date of Birth: January 16, 1908
Date of Death: February 15, 1984 (76)
Birth Place: Astoria, NY, USA
Gender: Female
Photo Flash: Barbara Eden Pops into RUTHLESS! Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: Barbara Eden Pops into RUTHLESS! Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Barbara Eden, star of NBC-TV's long-running 1960s comedy smash I DREAM OF JEANNIE, caught a recent performance of the Off-Broadway hit RUTHLESS! and she visited with the entire cast after the show. Scroll down for photos of her with the company! (more...)

Good Theater to Stage NO BIZ LIKE SHOW BIZ, Beginning 9/23Good Theater to Stage NO BIZ LIKE SHOW BIZ, Beginning 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Good Theater, the professional theater company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, kicks off its 14th season on September 23 with the original musical revue, NO BIZ LIKE SHOW BIZ. This show is a tribute to Mary Martin and Ethel Merman starring three singers: Marie Dittmer, Lynne McGhee and Jen Means. (more...)

Photo Flash: Klea Blackhurst Tributes Ethel Merman in EVERYTHING THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Klea Blackhurst Tributes Ethel Merman in EVERYTHING THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Klea Blackhurst in her return to the Birdland stage with EVERYTHING THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW, on Monday, August 24. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Klea Blackhurst Brings ALL THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW to Broadway at BirdlandPhoto Coverage: Klea Blackhurst Brings ALL THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW to Broadway at Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 26, 2015

Jim Caruso's Broadway at Birdland concert series had all the traffic Monday night as Klea Blackhurst brought her hit concert, 'Everything the Traffic Will Allow' to the Birdland stage.This is Blackhurst's loving tribute to the songs made famous by the quintessential stage personality Ethel Merman. Not an impersonator and not an impressionist, Blackhurst offered a paean to the great Broadway legend that serves as a potent and happy reminder of Merman's sheer, undeniable importance to both the history of twentieth century entertainment and the iconic composers like Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and Jerry Herman, who wrote songs just for her. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jiggly Caliente Visits RUTHLESS! Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: Jiggly Caliente Visits RUTHLESS! Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Jiggly Caliente, celebrity drag queen and TV star ("RuPaul's Drag Race," "Broad City"), attended Off-Broadway's smash hitRUTHLESS! The Musicalon August 10thand happily mingled with the cast after the show. The performance was a special benefit for Narcissistic Fibrosis, a cause which was at the center of Ms. Caliente's 2009 campaign landing her the coveted title of Ms. Universo Latina Plus. (more...)

LOVE BOAT's Jill Whelan & UBN Personality Alexander Rodriguez Hit RockwellLOVE BOAT's Jill Whelan & UBN Personality Alexander Rodriguez Hit Rockwell
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2015

Radio show co-hosts Jill Whelan (Love Boat, Airplane, Celebrity Wife Swap) and Alexander Rodriguez (Happy Hour) from Universal Broadcasting Network's newest show "On The Rocks" will hit the stage on August 24th debuting their new duet cabaret show, 'Musical Madness!' - a roller coaster of stories, audience participation, and dramedy, belted out by your co-hosts featuring music from stage, screen and pop. (more...)

IN DENIAL to Play San Francisco Fringe, 9/11-23IN DENIAL to Play San Francisco Fringe, 9/11-23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Motion Pictures Collective will present IN DENIAL, a play about a clown who's dream is to be a Broadway superstar or Hollywood starlet as skinny and famous as pregnant Angelina Jolie as part of the 16-day San Francisco Fringe Festival (September 11 through 26, 2015).IN DENIALplays September 11th, 13th, 17th, 19th, and 23rd at EXIT Theatre(156 Eddy Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WBT's BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELSPhoto Flash: First Look at WBT's BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Westchester Broadway Theatre presentsBACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS, conceived and developed byLynnette Barkley and Christopher McGovern, with book/musical arrangements/original songs by Christopher McGovern.Directed and choreographed by Jeremy Benton with musical direction by Jose Simbulan, the production began last night,August 13, and runs throughSeptember 20, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Klea Blackhurst, Barbara Carroll & More Set for Birdland, Week of 8/24Klea Blackhurst, Barbara Carroll & More Set for Birdland, Week of 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for August 24-31, featuring Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration, Barbara Carroll, Birdland Jazz Party, and more! (more...)

Klea Blackhurst, Amra Faye-Wright & More on Tap for Live at Lynn Cabaret Series in 2016Klea Blackhurst, Amra Faye-Wright & More on Tap for Live at Lynn Cabaret Series in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Lynn University and Jan McArt, producer and director of theatre arts program development, are announcing that both season subscriptions and individual show tickets are now available for the popular Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret at Lincoln Center comes to Live at Lynn Series. Starting in January 2016, five of Manhattan's leading cabaret headliners will appear in concert in Lynn's Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall. (more...)

Photo Flash: BALLROOM WITH A TWIST Stars Visit RUTHLESS! Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: BALLROOM WITH A TWIST Stars Visit RUTHLESS! Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

The cast of Off-Broadway's smash hit RUTHLESS! The Musical met the stars of the live dance sensation BALLROOM WITH A TWIST, which is currently touring the country. And the sparks flew! It was a love-fest for the talented showmen and women after the August 10th performance of RUTHLESS! when the stars of both of both shows mingled and posed for photos. Scroll down for backstage shots! (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of Off-Broadway's RUTHLESS! Performs in Bryant ParkPhoto Flash: Cast of Off-Broadway's RUTHLESS! Performs in Bryant Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

The stars of Ruthless! The Musical appeared at 'Broadway in Bryant Park,' presented by 106.7 Lite FM, last Thursday, August 6th. Kim Maresca,Paul Pecorino, Tori Murray, and Rita McKenzie performed with composer Marvin Laird at the keyboard. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: In the Room Where it Happens! Go Inside the HAMILTON Gypsy Robe CeremonyExclusive Photo Coverage: In the Room Where it Happens! Go Inside the HAMILTON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
by Walter McBride - Aug 8, 2015

HAMILTON, Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical about America's 'the ten-dollar Founding Father without a father,' opened on August 6 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Betsy Struxness with the company! (more...)

BWW Reviews: CURTAINS at Irving Arts CenterBWW Reviews: CURTAINS at Irving Arts Center
by Kyle West - Aug 6, 2015

Often, we enter the theatre hoping to be moved, inspired, or educated. Other times, we go simply for the entertainment, and why not? Over at the Irving Arts Center, Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas and their cast of CURTAINS offers exactly that: a fantastic night of pure fun! (more...)

Stars of Off-Broadway's RUTHLESS! to Perform on PIX11 TomorrowStars of Off-Broadway's RUTHLESS! to Perform on PIX11 Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

The stars of RUTHLESS! The Musical are set to perform live on "Pix11 Morning News" tomorrow (Thursday) on Channel 11. (more...)

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, THE NETHER and More Set for Phoenix Theatre's 2015-16 Season; Tickets on Sale!ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, THE NETHER and More Set for Phoenix Theatre's 2015-16 Season; Tickets on Sale!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

The Phoenix Theatre presents its2015-2016 season.Tickets are now on sale! (more...)

RUTHLESS! Extends Off-Broadway Through End of the YearRUTHLESS! Extends Off-Broadway Through End of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Due to overwhelming demand, the producers of New York's newest hit, RUTHLESS! The Musical, today put a new block of seats on sale through January 2, 2016. RUTHLESS!opened Off-Broadway July 13th to unanimous rave reviews led by Entertainment Weekly which called the show, "Uproarious! A mash-up of THE BAD SEED,GYPSY,ALL ABOUT EVE, plus the films of Douglas Sirk and John Waters!" Book and lyrics are by Joel Paley with music by Marvin Laird. Paley also directed the original production of RUTHLESS!as well as productions in L.A., South Beach and the record-breaking concert event starring Bernadette Peters. He once again serves as director of the new production, with Marvin Lairdon board as music supervisor as well. (more...)

Analisa Bell Coming to Metropolitan Room, 8/12Analisa Bell Coming to Metropolitan Room, 8/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Bright and bubbly Australian cabaret performer, Analisa Bell, brings her latest show Perthonality to the Metropolitan Room! (more...)

Cast of RUTHLESS! to Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park This WeekCast of RUTHLESS! to Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

RUTHLESS! The Musical will appear at "Broadway in Bryant Park" this Thursday, August 6th at 12:30 PM on the Lawn. Author/director Joel Paley and composer Marvin Laird are scheduled to appear with cast members Kim Maresca, Tori Murray and Rita McKenzie, along with performers from Broadway's A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER, SOMETHING ROTTEN, ALLEGIANCE, and SYLVIA. The event is being presented by 106.7 Lite FM and will be hosted by radio personality Rick Kaminskiand the cast ofAVENUE Q. (more...)

RUTHLESS! Set for NEW YORK LIVE TomorrowRUTHLESS! Set for NEW YORK LIVE Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

NBC's popular daily lifetime show "New York Live" will feature RUTHLESS! The Musical tomorrow (Tuesday) between 12:30 & 1 PM on Channel 4. RUTHLESS!opened Off-Broadway July 13th to unanimous rave reviews led by Entertainment Weekly which called the show, "Uproarious! A mash-up of THE BAD SEED,GYPSY,ALL ABOUT EVE, plus the films of Douglas Sirk and John Waters!" Book and lyrics are by Joel Paley with music by Marvin Laird. Joel Paley also directed the original production of RUTHLESS!as well as productions in L.A., South Beach and the record-breaking concert event starring Bernadette Peters. He once again serves as director of the new production, with Marvin Lairdon board as music supervisor as well. (more...)

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