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Fred Astaire News

Date of Birth: May 10, 1899
Date of Death: June 22, 1987 (88)
Birth Place: Omaha, NE, USA
Gender: Male
Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch and More Set for Bemelmans Bar in The Carlyle This FallJim Caruso & Billy Stritch and More Set for Bemelmans Bar in The Carlyle This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, will welcome Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch, Champian Fulton and Tony DeSare to Bemelmans Bar for Sunday night residencies throughout the fall 2016 season. (more...)

Russell Grant Will Host THE GOLDEN AGE OF DANCE at Theatre Royal Drury LaneRussell Grant Will Host THE GOLDEN AGE OF DANCE at Theatre Royal Drury Lane
by Marianka Swain - Aug 22, 2016

Star of stage, television and Strictly Come Dancing, the incomparable Russell Grant, has been announced as host of THE GOLDEN AGE OF DANCE, a new show comprised of dance, glamour and fabulous music, at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane (13 November, book here) and Wales's Millennium Centre (15 November, book here). (more...)

Tony Yazbeck Set for Trent Armand Kendall's Broadway DownloadTony Yazbeck Set for Trent Armand Kendall's Broadway Download
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

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Off-Broadway's CAGNEY Heads to the Recording Studio; Cast Album Out This FallOff-Broadway's CAGNEY Heads to the Recording Studio; Cast Album Out This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Broadway Records enters the studio today to record the original New York cast recording of Cagney, which will be released digitally and at the theatre on Friday, September 30, 2016, and in stores on October 14th. (more...)

BWW TV: CAGNEY Cast Transports Bryant Park Back in Time!BWW TV: CAGNEY Cast Transports Bryant Park Back in Time!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 14, 2016

This week's final installment included a performance by the Broadway cast of Cagney, including: Jeremy Benton, Robert Creighton, Danette Holden,Freddie Kimmel, Joel Newsome, Matt Perri, Bruce Sabath, Josh Walden, and Ellen Zolezzi. Watch below as they perform highlights from the show! (more...)

Alex Leonard presents: A TRIBUTE TO GENTLEMAN JOHN BUNCH 9/28Alex Leonard presents: A TRIBUTE TO GENTLEMAN JOHN BUNCH 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2016

A uniquely talented and gifted jazz pianist, jazz critic and writer George Simon called John Bunch, "The Fred Astaire of the piano". This performance celebrates the life and career of John Bunch from his days growing up in the small farming community of Tipton Indiana, his heroic service during World War II to his days of accompanying a who's who list of artists including Tony Bennett and Benny Goodman. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: THE TAP PACK, Assembly George Square Theatre, 11 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: THE TAP PACK, Assembly George Square Theatre, 11 August
by Adam Robinson - Aug 14, 2016

Whether you grew up on Fred Astaire, seen a street busker hot shoe shuffle, or became obsessed with a children's film about a dancing penguin, at some point we have all been impressed by the talent of a tap dancer. The Tap Pack bring this timeless dance skill straight up to date, while still celebrating icons from the past. (more...)

TWO FOR THE SHOW at The Metropolitan Room in AugustTWO FOR THE SHOW at The Metropolitan Room in August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Take Dorothy Dale Kloss, oldest living showgirl at 92, and Ken Prescott, star of '42 STREET' on Broadway - and you have TWO FOR THE SHOW! (more...)

New York Celebrate Tony Bennett's 90th Birthday Today with Special EventsNew York Celebrate Tony Bennett's 90th Birthday Today with Special Events
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Nineteen-time Grammy winner, legendary entertainer and New York City native Tony Bennett celebrates his 90 thbirthday today. The Empire State Building will present a dynamic, choreographed music-to-light show at 8:45 pm to honor Bennett's musical legacy (more...)

Donna McKechnie Signs on for REAF's HELP IS ON THE WAY 22Donna McKechnie Signs on for REAF's HELP IS ON THE WAY 22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Donna McKechnie has just signed on to appear at the REAF Help Is On The Way 22 show on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. (more...)

Star of MGM Musicals & Broadway Vet Gloria DeHaven Dies at 91Star of MGM Musicals & Broadway Vet Gloria DeHaven Dies at 91
by Movies News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Gloria DeHaven, best known for her feature roles in the MGM movie musicals during the golden age of Hollywood, has passed away at the age of 91. (more...)

VIDEO: HOLIDAY INN's Megan Sikora and Darien Crago Sing The Irving Berlin Classic, 'White Christmas'VIDEO: HOLIDAY INN's Megan Sikora and Darien Crago Sing The Irving Berlin Classic, 'White Christmas'
by Michael Dale - Jul 26, 2016

Visitors to the Museum of the City Of New York's presentation of 'The Genius of Irving Berlin: A New York Story' got a preview of the newest Broadway adaptation of a Berlin movie musical classic, (more...)

BWW Review: TAP TREASURES SHOWCASE Pays Tribute to the History of TapBWW Review: TAP TREASURES SHOWCASE Pays Tribute to the History of Tap
by Melanie Votaw - Jul 15, 2016

According to Artistic Director/Producer Tony Waag, Tap Treasures Showcase "reinvestigates and revisits eight historic locations in Manhattan that contributed to the evolution of tap dance." The hour-long show was performed at The Duke on 42nd Street on Thursday, July 14, 2016. (more...)

DONNA McKECHNIE: SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME Set to Play Catalina Bar & Grill in HollywoodDONNA McKECHNIE: SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME Set to Play Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

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Photo Flash: Lorna Luft, Mario Cantone, Len Cariou and More Visit CAGNEY Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: Lorna Luft, Mario Cantone, Len Cariou and More Visit CAGNEY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

This week, July 17, marks the 117th birthday of Hollywood legend James Cagney. This very same week, CAGNEY, the new hit musical about James Cagney, plays its 117th performance at The Westside Theatre, upstairs. Among the stars who've recently come out to celebrate Cagney are Mario Cantone (Laugh Whore, 'Sex & the City'), Jerry Dixon (If/Then, Once on this Island), Lorna Luft (Guys & Dolls, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Grease 2), and Tony Award winner Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music). Scroll down for photos! (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Beauty and The Barber? Susan Egan and Len Cariou Visit CAGNEYPHOTO FLASH: Beauty and The Barber? Susan Egan and Len Cariou Visit CAGNEY
by Michael Dale - Jul 13, 2016

Broadway's original Belle and Sweeney Todd pay visits to see the tough guy in tap shoes. (more...)

CAGNEY The Musical Celebrates James Cagney's Birthday with New Block of Tickets on SaleCAGNEY The Musical Celebrates James Cagney's Birthday with New Block of Tickets on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Happy Birthday, James Cagney!  This week marks the 117th birthday of James Cagney (he was born on July 17, 1899). Also this week, Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, plays its 117th performance at The Westside Theater, Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street, between 9th & 10th Aves.).  (more...)

BWW Interview: Robert Creighton Taps Into CAGNEY's BeatBWW Interview: Robert Creighton Taps Into CAGNEY's Beat
by Naomi Serviss - Jul 11, 2016

Cagney's pugnacious attitude and formidable talent grabbed Creighton by the lapels, and now he's starring in a Yankee Doodle Dandy of a musical. (more...)

The Pink Fund and Fred Astaire Dance Studio - Bay Harbor Islands Seek Breast Cancer Survivors for Nationwide Fundraising EventThe Pink Fund and Fred Astaire Dance Studio - Bay Harbor Islands Seek Breast Cancer Survivors for Nationwide Fundraising Event
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Are you a survivor? Do you know a survivor? Has breast cancer affected your life in any way? If so, Dancing With The Survivors(R), presented by The Pink Fund and Fred Astaire Dance Studio - Bay Harbor Islands, and which returns to Miami Beach on September 25, 2016 at the Aventura Cultural Center, is the event for you. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Robert Creighton and Company Celebrate 100th Performance of CAGNEY!Photo Coverage: Robert Creighton and Company Celebrate 100th Performance of CAGNEY!
by Walter McBride - Jun 30, 2016

Just yesterday, Robert Creighton, star and co-creator of Cagney, and company members celebrated their 100th performance on the stage of the Westside Theater. BroadwayWorld was there for the special occasion and you can check out photos below! (more...)

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