Fred Astaire News

Date of Birth: May 10, 1899
Date of Death: June 22, 1987 (88)
Birth Place: Omaha, NE, USA
Gender: Male
BWW TV: Original Film Star Leslie Caron Stops by AN AMERICAN IN PARIS on Broadway!BWW TV: Original Film Star Leslie Caron Stops by AN AMERICAN IN PARIS on Broadway!
by Randy Rainbow - Feb 6, 2016

Leslie Caron, the star of Golden Age musical films An American in Paris and GIGI, recently took the stage at the curtain call of An American in Paris on Broadway and in a touching ceremony, received a bouquet of roses from Tony nominee Robert Fairchild. BroadwayWorld was backstage with the cast for the big event and you can check out what went down below! (more...)

Our Next Gene Kelly? Watch Channing Tatum Tackle Song & Dance in HAIL, CAESAR!Our Next Gene Kelly? Watch Channing Tatum Tackle Song & Dance in HAIL, CAESAR!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Four-time Oscar-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen's HAIL, CAESAR! arrives in theatres today, February 5, 2016. An all-star comedy with music set during the latter years of Hollywood's Golden Age, it stars Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Frances McDormand, and Channing Tatum, playing a Gene Kelly/Fred Astaire-type song and dance man of the silver screen. Tatum, who previously had no experience with the style, got help from a pro- Tony winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, The King and I). Below, watch a clip from his musical number, go behind the scenes of filming, and learn more about his character and the inspirations behind it! (more...)

Photo Coverage: New 'J.M. Barrie' Tony Yazbeck Takes First Bows in FINDING NEVERLAND!Photo Coverage: New 'J.M. Barrie' Tony Yazbeck Takes First Bows in FINDING NEVERLAND!
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 27, 2016

FINDING NEVERLAND has found its new leading man! Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck (On The Town) just took over the role of Peter Pan creator J.M. Barrie in the smash hit, record-breaking Broadway musical last night, January 26, 2016. The production plays at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenues). BroadwayWorld was there for his big night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Chelsie Hightower added to Poway OnStage Line-UpChelsie Hightower added to Poway OnStage Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Chelsie Hightower will lead the cast of Poway OnStage's Dancing with the Movies! (more...)

Tony Yazbeck Flies to FINDING NEVERLAND as 'J.M. Barrie' TonightTony Yazbeck Flies to FINDING NEVERLAND as 'J.M. Barrie' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

FINDING NEVERLAND has found its new leading man! Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck (On The Town) will take over the role of Peter Pan creator J.M. Barrie in the smash hit, record-breaking Broadway musical starting tonight, January 26, 2016. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 1/22; THE PIANO LESSON in NJ, THE NETHER in Miami and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 1/22; THE PIANO LESSON in NJ, THE NETHER in Miami and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 22, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in New Jersey, Wichita, Miami, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include a 'must-see' THE PIANO LESSON in New Jersey, PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE in Wichita, and THE NETHER in Miami, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW 2015 NY Cabaret Awards: 'Editor's Choice' Honors Go To Karen Mason, Mark Nadler, Steve Ross, Alex Rybeck, Jim Caruso, Sean Harkness and Ian HermanBWW 2015 NY Cabaret Awards: 'Editor's Choice' Honors Go To Karen Mason, Mark Nadler, Steve Ross, Alex Rybeck, Jim Caruso, Sean Harkness and Ian Herman
by Stephen Hanks - Jan 20, 2016

After BroadwayWorld launched its New York Cabaret Awards in 2012, the cabaret section's editors realized that the selected categories and the popular vote nature of the election didn't adequately recognize some great performances and shows for that particular year. So in 2013, BWW added "Editor's Choice Awards" to the mix to not only reward special performances but also to acknowledge people who have helped grow cabaret and foster the spirit of the art form. This year, BWW New York Cabaret Editor Stephen Hanks and his reviewing staff-including Alix Cohen, David Clarke, Billie Roe, Rembert Block, and John Hoglund-selected seven stars of cabaret for this special honor. Now that the Awards for 2015 performances and shows are official, we wanted to tell you a bit about this year's "Editor's Choice Award" winners and offer them a chance to thank the New York cabaret community. Congratulations to all these worthy Award recipients. (more...)

Carrollwood Players Theatre to Present MIKE'S SHORTS, 1/30-31Carrollwood Players Theatre to Present MIKE'S SHORTS, 1/30-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Carrollwood Players Theatre, 4333 Gunn Highway, offers patrons a special event in Black Box, featuring the playwriting talents of Mike Cote with his production of Mike's Shorts. Mike's Shorts features an evening of five short plays on January 30 and 31: (more...)

BWW Review: Hershey Felder is IRVING BERLIN in Superb TheatreWorks ProductionBWW Review: Hershey Felder is IRVING BERLIN in Superb TheatreWorks Production
by Harmony Wheeler - Jan 18, 2016

What do you give the person who has everything? For Irving Berlin, the answer was a song. According to Hershey Felder, the composer wrote for "the people" - in some cases, specifically for his wife and children. Perhaps Felder had the same audience in mind when he wrote his one-man show, "Irving Berlin." Just under two hours long with no intermission, the robust production is an incomparable gift in itself. (more...)

BWW Review: LYN STANLEY's CD Release Party for INTERLUDES a Lush Evening of EntertainmentBWW Review: LYN STANLEY's CD Release Party for INTERLUDES a Lush Evening of Entertainment
by Don Grigware - Jan 18, 2016

On Friday January15 internationally renowned jazz vocalist Lyn Stanley brought her CD release party for her latest hit album Interludes to the beautiful Art Deco La Cicada Club in downtown Los Angeles. It was a lush evening of jazz with a fabulous onstage orchestra of seasoned musicians and some delightful singing and dancing guest stars. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Leslie Caron Talks AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, GIGI, Leanne Cope, and MoreSTAGE TUBE: Leslie Caron Talks AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, GIGI, Leanne Cope, and More
by Stage Tube - Jan 17, 2016

The star of Golden Age musical films AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and GIGI recently made an appearance on CBS Sunday Morning to discuss her experience with making her screen debut in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, plus her take on Leanne Cope's portrayal of the role on Broadway, and more. Watch the full interview below! (more...)

Cyndi Lauper & More Featured on Willie Nelson's Gershwin Tribute Album; Out 2/26Cyndi Lauper & More Featured on Willie Nelson's Gershwin Tribute Album; Out 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Legacy Recordings today announced forthcoming release of Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin on Friday, February 26, 2016. (more...)

ANNIE, Starring Heidi Gray, Comes to the National Theatre This Spring; Cast Announced!ANNIE, Starring Heidi Gray, Comes to the National Theatre This Spring; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Leapin' lizards! With more than 400 performances under her belt, the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play the National Theatre for one week only, March 15 - 20, 2016. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic 1977 Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

Mary Poppins bis Hamilton - Neue Cast Recordings in 2015Mary Poppins bis Hamilton - Neue Cast Recordings in 2015
by Iris Moebius - Jan 11, 2016

Wir haben hier einen Überblick uber Neuerscheinungen aus dem letzten Jahr zusammengestellt. Bei den Broadway - und West End CDs haben wir uns auf diejenigen beschrankt, die in Deutschland uber amazon oder iTunes verfugbar sind, was leider nicht immer der Fall ist (auch wenn fast alle neuen Produktionen auf CD verewigt werden). (more...)

London Cabaret Queen Miss Hope Springs to Make NYC Debut at The Met RoomLondon Cabaret Queen Miss Hope Springs to Make NYC Debut at The Met Room
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Playing the piano and singing an acclaimed repertoire of all original witty and moving songs, ex-Vegas nightclub chanteuse Miss Hope Springs (created, written and performed by Mr Ty Jeffries) brings her laugh-out-loud-move-you-to-tears one woman West End smash-hit show to NYC for the very first time. (more...)

Screening of 1955 DADDY LONG LEGS Film to be Held at Davenport TheatreScreening of 1955 DADDY LONG LEGS Film to be Held at Davenport Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Producers Ken Davenport and Michael Jackowitz announced today that DADDY LONG LEGS will host a screening of the 1955 film adaptation of Jean Webster's classic 1912 novel Daddy Long Legs on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). Additionally, every audience member attending the screening will receive an exclusive discount to see the live musical version of DADDY LONG LEGS, playing at the Davenport Theatre. (more...)

Breaking News: Tony Yazbeck Will Fly to FINDING NEVERLAND as the New J.M. Barrie; Matthew Morrison Departs on 1/24Breaking News: Tony Yazbeck Will Fly to FINDING NEVERLAND as the New J.M. Barrie; Matthew Morrison Departs on 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

This just in- FINDING NEVERLAND has found its new leading man! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, there are just over two weeks left to see Tony Award®-nominee and star of TV's 'Glee,' Matthew Morrison as Peter Pan creator J.M. Barrie in the smash hit, record-breaking Broadway musical Finding Neverland. Morrison's final performance will be Sunday, January 24. Before he goes, however, audiences will have only one week to catch Morrison on stage again with his opening night co-star, Emmy Award®-winner Kelsey Grammer, who returns to the show on Tuesday, January 19. (Grammer was previously announced to begin his run on January 15, however, his engagement will now commence on Monday, January 19.) Tony Award®-nominee Tony Yazbeck (On The Town) will take over the role of J.M. Barrie alongside Grammer, beginning Tuesday, January 26. (more...)

Terrence Mann and Charlotte d'Amboise to Lead Triple Arts Intensive Master Class for VTA This FebTerrence Mann and Charlotte d'Amboise to Lead Triple Arts Intensive Master Class for VTA This Feb
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2015

Just confirmed today, Broadway is coming to the Blue Ridge! Broadway royalty Terrence Mann (star of Broadway's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, LES MISERABLES, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, CATS, and next season's TUCK EVERLASTING) and Charlotte d'Amboise (star of Broadway's PIPPIN, CHICAGO, SWEET CHARITY, A CHORUS LINE and CONTACT) are coming to Lynchburg, VA, February 1-2, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Marlene VerPlanck Returns To Jazz at Kitano With Charm and Seasoned SkillBWW Review: Marlene VerPlanck Returns To Jazz at Kitano With Charm and Seasoned Skill
by Alix Cohen - Dec 28, 2015

Marlene VerPlanck always makes one feel as the gathering's in her own living room. On the night after Christmas, with expert colleagues Jon Weber (piano) and Jay Leonhart (bass), the vocalist offers a mix of classic and new material at the intimate Jazz at Kitano. VerPlanck, who released her first album in 1955 when she was just 21 and sang with the Tommy Dorsey band, continues to put her own subtle stamp on phrasing without disrespecting melody or lyric. She swings without stress and communicates without acting. (more...)

Lazarus Theatre Company Announces THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE CastLazarus Theatre Company Announces THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE Cast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

Lazarus Theatre Company are proud to announce that Tim McArthur makes his Lazarus debut playing the role of Azdak the Judge. (more...)

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