Frank Sinatra News

Date Of Birth:
December 12, 1915
Date Of Death:
May 14, 1998 (82)
Birth Place:
Hoboken, NJ, USA
Gender:
Male
John Kander & Twyla Tharp Named Guest Stars of 2014 Broadway Master Classes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

John Kander and Twyla Tharp will be special guests at the 2014 Live Design Broadway Master Classes, where they will join in lively discussions with two of the top designers working on Broadway today. Composer John Kander joins sound designer Nevin Steinberg to discuss the essential collaboration between the two roles; while choreographer Twyla Tharp joins lighting designer Don Holder on the subject of light. Conversations like this are not to be missed! Individual tickets to these events are $50 per person and can be purchased by clicking the registration button at www.livedesignmasterclasses.com>. (more...)

'FRANK' Set for Venetian Theatre, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

A theatrical production honoring the life and music of the legendary Frank Sinatra, FRANK The Man The Music will take the stage for one-night-only, Sunday, May 4 at 7 p.m. inside the Venetian Theatre. (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Set for Stage72, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

On Tuesday, April 22nd @ 7pm Stage72/The Triad Theatre, 158 West 72nd Street, hosts On Kentucky Avenue: The Club Harlem Revue - an homage to Atlantic City's now defunct historical "Club Harlem," a performance venue, which hosted all "the greats" such as Nancy Wilson, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and many others. On Kentucky Avenue stars Broadway and recording artist Ty Stephens (Sophisticated Ladies), Cheryl Freeman (The Who's Tommy), recording artist Andricka Hall and features the shows creator, Jeree Wade as 'Damita Jo' and Lee Summers (Original Dreamgirls) as comedian 'Slappy Black.' (more...)

Brian De Lorenzo to Perform at The Metropolitan Room, 4/27 & 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Talent America's 2001 "Performer of the Year" Brian De Lorenzo presents a tribute to two of the greatest singers of the American Songbook, Frank Sinatra & Tony Bennett in "Sinatra, Tony & Me", Sunday, April 27 and Sunday May 4 at 12 noon, at The Metropolitan Room, 24 W. 22nd Street, New York. Taking the stage with the Bill Zeffiro Trio, De Lorenzo appears in this encore performance following his appearance at Boston's top jazz venue, Scullers Jazz Club. (more...)

SLEEPING CUTIE: A FRACTURED FAIRY TALE MUSICAL Makes World Premiere at Thick House, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Sleeping Cutie: A Fractured Fairy Tale Musical with Music by Doug Katsaros and Lyrics / Book by Diane Sampson will have its world premiere in this exclusive Off a Cliff / PlayGround co-production in San Francisco for a limited engagement, running four weeks only. (more...)

Eddie Marrero & Big Band Orchestra to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Laurie Beechman Theatre, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Eddie Marrero and his Big Band Orchestra 'Con Amor, A Concert Fiesta,' Monday, May 5 at 7 pm in the Laurie Beechman Theatre at West Bank Cafe in Times Square. Eddie Marrero is bringing plenty of Latin heat to rat-pack era standards from his latest album: 'Con Amor,' a compilation of classic songs made famous by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Nat King Cole such as All of Me, Besame Mucho, My Way, I've Got You Under My Skin, and many others. The Songs are performed in Spanish and English in what can only be described as a thrilling experience that is not to be missed; where cultural barriers are broken and Latin Jazz and Pop take on new meaning as they soar into the stratosphere in the universal language of love. The Great American Songbook never sounded so good and will have audiences dancing in their seats if not on their feet. Caliente! (more...)

Julie Budd to Lead Surflight Theatre's 'SOME ENCHANTED EVENING,' 6/11-15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Award-winning vocalist Julie Budd stars in Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein, kicking off Surflight Theatre's 65th Season of 'Broadway at the Beach' from June 11-15. (more...)

Gary Lewis & The Playboys '60s Pop Classics Coming to Spencer Theater, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Excellent seats ($59 & $56) are available! Call the Box Office at 575.336.4800 or go to www.spencertheater.com for tickets. A pre-show beef & shrimp kebabs lobby buffet will be available for $20 at 6 p.m. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/14- GUYS AND DOLLS
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2014

Today in 1992, the second Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), where it ran for 1143 performances. Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on 'The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown' and 'Blood Pressure', two short stories by Damon Runyon, and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories, most notably 'Pick the Winner'. Premiering on Broadway in 1950, the original production ran for 1200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical has had several Broadway and London revivals, as well as a 1955 film adaptation starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine. (more...)

Frank Sinatra Tribute Set for Warner Theatre, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

On Sunday, April 27th at 2 pm, the Warner Theatre will present Another Side of the Echoe, A Tribute to Frank Sinatra, performed by Steve Kazlauskas. (more...)

Tony Monaco's One-Man Show THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS Opens at The Little Victory Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Tony Monaco's one-man musical, The Road to Damascus, leads to Los Angeles just in time for Easter and Passover. Inspired by the dramatic conversion of Rabbi Saul of Tarsus - the man who turned from murderer to saint (the Apostle Paul) - and the persecution of Jesus' followers after His crucifixion, Monaco's historical portrayal incorporates music, song and dance with Biblical themes, bringing to life this world-changing story in a characterization that shows why biographers refer to the Apostle Paul as 'The man who shook the world.' (more...)

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Welcomes Maureen McGovern & Jimmy Webb, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

A dream cabaret pairing comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts when Grammy® Award-winning artist Jimmy Webb and Grammy and Drama Desk-nominated vocalist Maureen McGovern perform three concerts in their Cabaret Series debuts today, April 11 - 13 in Samueli Theater. This will also be Webb's Center debut, while McGovern appeared at the Center during the 2004 - 2005 Broadway Series as Marmee in the national tour of Little Women. The New York Times proclaims McGovern as 'blessed with a vocal technique second to none' and says that Webb is 'at the top of his game.' (more...)

WSU's Bonstelle Theatre Presents GUYS AND DOLLS, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Tonight, April 11, Theatre and Dance at Wayne rolls back the clock to the era when the Bonstelle Theatre became a part of Wayne State University, with the production of the 1950 classic, Guys & Dolls. Based on Damon Runyon's story and characters, the Tony Award-winning musical comedy features one of the greatest musical scores in the history of American theatre, and is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. (more...)

MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Comes to The Wallis, 5/9-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Wallis Center for the Performing Arts presents Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life for 19 performances only from May 9 - 24, 2014 in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. Maurice Hines, a Tony Award nominee, is a celebrated dancer, choreographer, director, and singer, whose impressive career spans over 40 years. Directed by Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's Newsies and Grey Gardens), Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life features D.C.'s dynamic tap-dancing duo, the Manzari Brothers, as well as the all-female, nine-piece big band, The Diva Jazz Orchestra. (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko to Welcome Wesla Whitfield, 5/8-9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The beloved Bay Area cabaret singer Wesla Whitfield, joined by her husband, pianist and arranger Mike Greensill and John Wiitala on bass, will debut their new show, Who Cares (What Banks Fail in Yonkers!), at Feinstein's at the Nikko for two-performances only - Thursday, May 8 (8 p.m.) and Friday, May 9 (8 p.m.). The challenges of the world can make it tough to keep a smile in place. Let Wesla and Mike's new show take you on a delightful journey through the Great American Songbook that will re-unite you with your hopes and dreams. Tickets for Wesla Whitfield range in price from $30 - $45 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

The Stockton Symphony's Pops Concert Features THE TEXAS TENORS, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Since wowing audiences as the highest-ranking vocal group ever on NBC's America's Got Talent, JC Fisher, Marcus Collins and John Hagen bring their diverse brand of harmonic, pop melodies to the Stockton Symphony's Pops & Picnic concert on Saturday, May 3. Concert attendees will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the biggest musical party of the year at University of the Pacific's Spanos Center. Doors open at 5:45 and the concert begins at 8:00 pm. (more...)

Round Hill Music Signs Bronze Radio Return
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Round Hill Music is excited to announce that the American indie roots rock band Bronze Radio Return will be joining its roster of talent. (more...)

Act II Playhouse to Stage MAN OF LA MANCHA, 4/29-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Act II Playhouse concludes its 15th anniversary season by dreaming 'The Impossible Dream' with the classic musical, Man of La Mancha. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Man of La Mancha plays at Act II Playhouse in Ambler from April 29-May 25. (more...)

The Duprees to Perform with Glenn Miller Orchestra at bergenPAC, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood New Jersey announces spectacular pre Mother's Day Celebration with The Duprees and the world famous Glenn Miller Band Orchestra on Sunday, May 4th at a special matinee performance at 3PM. New Jersey icons The Duprees from Jersey City and the legendary Glenn Miller Band put together by Glenn Miller who lived in Tenafly -reunite together on one stage at bergenPAC as a pre Mother's Day Celebration. Tickets available now at www.ticketmaster.com or bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

YOUNG AT HEART Blu-Ray With Doris Day & Frank Sinatra Out Today
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 08, 2014

The rare pairing of Hollywood and recording icons Doris Day and Frank Sinatra is available for the first time on Blu-ray via a new edition of the 1954 movie musical YOUNG AT HEART. (more...)

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