Frank Mandel News

BWW Reviews: Goodspeed Scores Good Fun with GOOD NEWS to Field 50th
by Lauren Yarger - May 05, 2013

It's a simple tale, mostly predictable, but somehow perfect for the Goodspeed stage. It's light, fun and lends itself to big dance numbers and colorful costumes (Tracy Christensen, design), though nothing just smacks of the '20s, interestingly. (more...)

Photo Flash: Beth Glover, Mark Zimmerman and More in Goodspeed's GOOD NEWS! After Party
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2013

Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of the classic musical Good News!. This high spirited musical comedy will run from April 12 - June 22 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Good News! will be sponsored by Liberty Bank and Updike, Kelley & Spellacy. [Official Press Opening will be May 1, 2013] BroadwayWorld has a first look at the first performance show party. Check them out below! (more...)

Beth Glover, Mark Zimmerman and More Featured in Goodspeed's GOOD NEWS! - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2013

Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of the classic musical Good News!. This high spirited musical comedy will run from April 12 - June 22 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Good News! will be sponsored by Liberty Bank and Updike, Kelley & Spellacy. [Official Press Opening will be May 1, 2013] (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale for Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary Season Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2013

Join Goodspeed Musicals as it celebrates its 50th Anniversary! Don't miss your chance to get the best seats at the greatest values for each of the three fantastic musicals specially selected to commemorate our Golden Anniversary season at the Goodspeed Opera House. Due to this extraordinary milestone, demand is expected to be high when tickets go on sale for the 2013 season so audience members are encouraged to call right away. The Box Office will open at 10 a.m. this Today offering great deals on three terrific musicals that are sure to delight theatre-goers: sweet and spirited Good News!; the beloved Hello, Dolly!; and The Most Happy Fella, a charming and romantic musical from the creator of Guys and Dolls. Be among the first to purchase tickets for all three shows at Goodspeed Musicals, the first regional theatre in the nation to receive two Tony Awards. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale for Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary Season, 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2013

Join Goodspeed Musicals as it celebrates its 50th Anniversary! Don't miss your chance to get the best seats at the greatest values for each of the three fantastic musicals specially selected to commemorate our Golden Anniversary season at the Goodspeed Opera House. Due to this extraordinary milestone, demand is expected to be high when tickets go on sale for the 2013 season so audience members are encouraged to call right away. The Box Office will open at 10 a.m. this Sunday offering great deals on three terrific musicals that are sure to delight theatre-goers: sweet and spirited Good News!; the beloved Hello, Dolly!; and The Most Happy Fella, a charming and romantic musical from the creator of Guys and Dolls. Be among the first to purchase tickets for all three shows at Goodspeed Musicals, the first regional theatre in the nation to receive two Tony Awards. (more...)

Official: GOOD NEWS, HELLO, DOLLY! & THE MOST HAPPY FELLA to Play Goodspeed in 2013 for 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2012

Two time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals, under the leadership of Executive Director Michael P. Price, is delighted to announce its Golden Anniversary season at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. The 50th season includes three very special musicals that are sure to please theatregoers: the charming collegiate comedy Good News will run from April 12 - June 22; Jerry Herman's beloved Hello, Dolly! will run from June 28 - September 8; and Frank Loesser's enchanting Broadway hit The Most Happy Fella will run from September 20 - December 1, 2013. "To the cheers of many, on June 18, 1963 the footlights were once again lit on the Goodspeed Opera House stage. And now, fifty years later, we are in awe that so much has happened in and because of this gem of a building. It truly was an impossible dream that, from this tiny stage, the world of American musical theatre would be changed forever. Our Golden Anniversary celebration will feature three extraordinary musicals which we believe uniquely highlight what Goodspeed does best," said Mr. Price. (more...)

Masterworks Broadway to Continue Rare and Forgotten Cast Albums Series with Stephen Schwartz's WORKING, Irving Berlin's CALL ME MADAM & Oscar Hammerstein II's DESERT SONG
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2012

Masterworks Broadway continues to make good on its promise to open its vaults with more classic cast recordings previously unavailable in the CD era. Working (1978 Original Broadway Cast), Call Me Madam (Dinah Shore and the Original Broadway Company, 1950) and Desert Song (1959 Studio Cast) will be available as downloads through all major digital service providers and as disc-on-demand with the original cover art, via Arkivmusic.com and Amazon.com. (more...)

Theatre Memphis Presents NO, NO, NANETTE, Tonight, June 8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2012

Theatre Memphis presents Otto Harback and Frank Mandel's NO, NO, NANETTE, directed by Mark Steven Robinson, at the Lohrey Stage of the Theatre Memphis, tonight, June 8 through July 1, 2012. Music is by Vincent Youmens and Lyrics by Otto Harbak and Irving Caesar. (more...)

Theatre Memphis Presents NO, NO, NANETTE, June 8
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

Theatre Memphis presents Otto Harback and Frank Mandel's NO, NO, NANETTE, directed by Mark Steven Robinson, at the Lohrey Stage of the Theatre Memphis, June 8 - July 1, 2012. Music is by Vincent Youmens and Lyrics by Otto Harbak and Irving Caesar. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Festival Presents Musical Mondays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2011

Berkshire Theatre Festival is proud to announce Musical Mondays, an exciting expansion of the popular Friday Series. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Festival Presents Musical Mondays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2011

Berkshire Theatre Festival is proud to announce Musical Mondays, an exciting expansion of the popular Friday Series. (more...)

No, No, Nanette Closes at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2011

No, No, Nanette, the classic musical, will run at the Francis Wilson Playhouse in Clearwater from March 24 to April 10, 2011. (more...)

No, No, Nanette Opens at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2011

No, No, Nanette, the classic musical, will run at the Francis Wilson Playhouse in Clearwater from March 24 to April 10, 2011. (more...)

No, No, Nanette Opens at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2011

No, No, Nanette, the classic musical, will run at the Francis Wilson Playhouse in Clearwater from March 24 to April 10, 2011. (more...)

NO, NO, NANETTE Is Now Running At The Stage Door Theatre Thru 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2009

'NO, NO, NANETTE' is up and running at Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs, FL (more...)

NO, NO NANETTE Brings The Roaring Twenties To Hudson Guild Theater 5/8-17
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2009

It's Spring and just in time for a light-hearted, knee slappin', toe tappin' romp back to the Roaring Twenties. With two of the most famous show tunes ever written - Tea for Two and I Want to Be Happy (who doesn't!) - You'll be singin' and dancin' from your seats! MAY 8 - MAY 17 - EIGHT PERFORMANCES ONLY! (more...)

Review - A Night At The Operetta: It's Outta Here!
by Kristin Salaky - Jul 18, 2008

On the night when baseball's all-stars were blasting dingers into the bleachers of Yankee Stadium, the cast of Scott Siegel's A Night At The Operetta, was having their own home run derby on the stage of Town Hall, knocking melodies by Victor Herbert, Sigmund Romberg and Rudolf Friml out of the park.  And in both cases, the crowd frequently went nuts. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Encores! No, No Nanette's Final Performance
by Linda Lenzi - May 14, 2008

Sandy Duncan, Charles Kimbrough, Beth Leavel, Michael Berresse, Mara Davi, Shonn Wiley and Rosie O'Donnell starred in No, No, Nanette, the final 2008 Encores! presentation of the New York City Center season. (more...)

Review - No, No, Nanette: The Happy Time
by Kristin Salaky - May 11, 2008

Arriving on Broadway six years after La, La, Lucille, followed-up by Yes, Yes, Yvette and inspiring Betty Comden and Adolph Green to imagine a musical named If, If, Iphigenia, No, No, Nanette is the kind of delectably frothy musical comedy confection you might not naturally associate with being the stuff of legends.  And yet, quite a bit about this high-spirited romp, now getting a lovingly stylish concert reading from Encores!, has achieved legendary status. (more...)

Photo Flash: 'No, No, Nanette'
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2008

Sandy Duncan, Charles Kimbrough, Beth Leavel, Michael Berresse, Mara Davi, Shonn Wiley and Rosie O'Donnell star in 'No, No, Nanette', the final 2008 Encores! presentation of the New York City Center season. (more...)

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