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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
Jessica Lang and 'CAREFREE' Set for McCarter's 2016 Dance SeriesJessica Lang and 'CAREFREE' Set for McCarter's 2016 Dance Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

A perfect example of McCarter Theatre Center's unique position as an eclectic home for arts lovers of all backgrounds and tastes, two singularly special dance events are up next as part of McCarter's Dance and Signature Series, respectively. (more...)

CAGNEY Original New York Cast Recording Out This FridayCAGNEY Original New York Cast Recording Out This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

A friendly reminder! Cagney, the Original New York Cast Recording, will be released this week on the Broadway Records label. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE at MCC Theater; Cast Announced!Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE at MCC Theater; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

MCC Theater today announced casting and full creative team for its thrilling New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

BWW Review: HOLLYWOOD REVISITED at Oxnard Civic AuditoriumBWW Review: HOLLYWOOD REVISITED at Oxnard Civic Auditorium
by Cary Ginell - Sep 26, 2016

You've seen them. Gaudy costumes worn by Hollywood and Broadway stars, preserved and on display in museums and galleries. It's a great way to witness first-hand the trappings of the pretend, magical worlds brought to us on celluloid, television, and the live stage. But when you see those famous outfits, hanging stiffly on mannequins, you get the sense something is missing. It's as if they were embalmed mummies from ancient Egypt, beautiful but lifeless. That's what makes a show like Hollywood Revisited, which played Sunday afternoon at the Oxnard Civic Auditorium, so valuable and different as a unique piece of show business entertainment. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Grand 1894 Opera HouseBWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Grand 1894 Opera House
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Sep 23, 2016

There's not much one can say when you look at the resume of Ben Vereen. I have to admit I thought the email to interview Mr. Vereen was a hoax or a vile trick someone was playing on me. Now the reason I say this is because he is one of my idols and reasons I studied musical theatre in college and left to go to NYC to work professionally. We are familiar with his work with Bob Fosse as the Leading Player in PIPPIN and as Judas in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR but Mr. Vereen still continues to give us the ole razzle dazzle on the stage and on the screen. He's starred in 9 Broadway shows, has received the coveted Antionette Perry Award (The Tony), a Drama Desk Award, and a Prism Award. Nominated for an NAACP Image Award, starred in 30 plus movies and television shows, and has a huge crossover career. Ben Vereen hit the scene in Martha Graham's PRODIGAL SON in 1965 and he's been working ever since. I had the esteemed pleasure to sit and talk about his illustrious career and the current projects he's working on currently. (more...)

Northern NJ Community Foundation's ArtsBergen to Present Latin Dance Performance at Connect the DotsNorthern NJ Community Foundation's ArtsBergen to Present Latin Dance Performance at Connect the Dots
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) ArtsBergen initiative presents guest performers Bogdan Tabaka and Juliana Henriques at the Connect the Dots event on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.  The performance rounds out a program spotlighting tactical urbanism to be held at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Giovatto Library, located at 1000 River Road in Teaneck, New Jersey, from 6:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m.  (more...)

Tony Winner Kelli O'Hara to Make Solo Debut at Carnegie Hall This FallTony Winner Kelli O'Hara to Make Solo Debut at Carnegie Hall This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Tony Award-winning soprano Kelli O'Hara makes her first-ever solo headlining appearance at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, October 29 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. (more...)

Local Breast Cancer Survivors Dance for Others in TreatmentLocal Breast Cancer Survivors Dance for Others in Treatment
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Dancing With The Survivors®  - in its fourth year - celebrates breast cancer survivors who thrive in their recovery and make a difference in the lives of other cancer patients. Seven courageous women from southeast Michigan will perform ballroom style dances with their daughters, sons, husbands and dance professionals from Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Bloomfield Hills. They'll share inspiring stories of their breast cancer journeys while raising money for The Pink Fund's mission: providing non-medical financial assistance to breast cancer patients in active treatment. (more...)

BWW Blog: Hannah Seewald - Interview With Ayodele Casel: A Shuffle Ball GAME-ChangerBWW Blog: Hannah Seewald - Interview With Ayodele Casel: A Shuffle Ball GAME-Changer
by Guest Blogger: Hannah Seewald - Sep 16, 2016

Who comes to mind when I think of a talented, intelligent and influential person? Ayodele Casel. This powerhouse tap dancer, actor and teacher has broken boundaries and shown how an interest can help you discover a talent and even transform into a lifestyle and career. (more...)

Newly-Discovered Marx Bros. Footage!Newly-Discovered Marx Bros. Footage!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

'Marx Bros. & The Golden Age of Vaudeville,' a one-week festival including brand new restorations of the team's first five feature comedies, along with special programs devoted to the halcyon days of vaudeville, will run at Film Forum from Friday, September 23 through Thursday, September 29. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for ANNIE in ChicagoTickets on Sale Tomorrow for ANNIE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE go on sale to the public Friday, September 9. (more...)

Richard Holbrook to Bring THE UNTAPPED FRED ASTAIRE REVISITED to Guild HallRichard Holbrook to Bring THE UNTAPPED FRED ASTAIRE REVISITED to Guild Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Debonair cabaret veteran Richard Holbrook returns to EAG's Guild Hall with his musical tribute to the legendary entertainer Fred Astaire. (more...)

Andrea Marcovicci to Make Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage Debut This MonthAndrea Marcovicci to Make Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage Debut This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage presents spellbinding chanteuse Andrea Marcovicci in Let's Get Lost, a show that pays homage to Andrea's favorites: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, and, of course, torch songs. (more...)

The Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series Features Veteran Professional Roy Alan In A Tribute To Fred AstaireThe Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series Features Veteran Professional Roy Alan In A Tribute To Fred Astaire
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Winter Park Playhouse Artistic Director and veteran professional performer, Roy Alan, premieres his solo cabaret Astaire Way To Paradise September 21 and 22, 2016 in The Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series. Playhouse Music Director, Christopher Leavy, will accompany on piano.  (more...)

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...)

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