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Date of Birth: May 10, 1899
Date of Death: June 22, 1987 (88)
Birth Place: Omaha, NE, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Reviews: With His Smooth, Swinging Style, MARCUS GOLDHABER Is a Resonant Delight at 54 BelowBWW Reviews: With His Smooth, Swinging Style, MARCUS GOLDHABER Is a Resonant Delight at 54 Below
by Alix Cohen - Jul 27, 2015

Marcus Goldhaber wears his mantle lightly. Emulating such as Chet Baker, Hoagy Carmichael, and Fred Astaire—those artists who most often sounded nonchalant, yet polished-- the vocalist offers pared down (not simplistic) interpretations of American Songbook/jazz numbers with emotional translucence, as well as authoring his own fine contributions to the oeuvre. I dare you to distinguish those from songs originating in the 1940s and 1950s. With Free and Easy: Livin' on Swing Street at 54 Below (July 25), Goldhaber takes us on a personal walking tour of musical influence. Material is varied yet sustains a distinct style. The vocalist is unhurried (even when up-tempo), mindful of lyrics, and elegantly restrained. He seems comfortable on stage and refreshingly sincere. (more...)

VIDEO: Taylor Louderman Sings Katy Perry's 'The One That Got Away' at 54 BelowVIDEO: Taylor Louderman Sings Katy Perry's 'The One That Got Away' at 54 Below
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2015

Below, watch Taylor Louderman (NBC's PETER PAN LIVE, Broadway's BRING IT ON) sing the superstar's, 'The One that Got Away.' (more...)

Liliane Montevecchi to Guest Star in STEVE ROSS ON BROADWAY at BirdlandLiliane Montevecchi to Guest Star in STEVE ROSS ON BROADWAY at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2015

Cabaret star Steve Ross will debut STEVE ROSS ON BROADWAY: Songs He's Always Wanted To Sing and Songs You've Always Wanted to Hear at Birdland Jazz Club on Monday, July 7th at 7pm. Mr. Ross' very special guest star will be International icon Liliane Montevecchi, featuring Jesse Bielenberg on bass. The wide-ranging program includes songs by George and Ira Gershwin, Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim and others. (more...)

Barbara Carroll, John Pizzarelli, Steve Ross & More Set for Birdland, Week of 7/27Barbara Carroll, John Pizzarelli, Steve Ross & More Set for Birdland, Week of 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for July 27 - August 2, featuring John Pizzarelli Sings Paul McCartney, Steve Ross, Bill O'Connell & The Latin Jazz All-Stars, and more! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: 5 Favorites with Clyde Alves- ON THE TOWN Star Shares Inspirations for His Birdland Concert!BWW Exclusive: 5 Favorites with Clyde Alves- ON THE TOWN Star Shares Inspirations for His Birdland Concert!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Below, Alves gives us a taste Monday's concert by sharing five of his musical inspirations from YouTube. Check them out below! (more...)

'Dressed by Angels' Exhibition to Open at The Old Truman Brewery in October'Dressed by Angels' Exhibition to Open at The Old Truman Brewery in October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Dressed by Angels will open at The Old Truman Brewery on 2nd October 2015. This brand new interactive exhibition tells the story behind the world's greatest costume house, presenting visitors with an irresistible mix of costumes, drama and history. Angels Costumiers has been dressing the world for 175 years, including countless Oscar and BAFTA Award winning films, and Olivier and Tony Award winning theatre. Over seven generations of one family, Angels has become the premiere costumier to the world. This is their story – in costumes. Tickets go on sale this Friday 17th July from dressedbyangels.co.uk. (more...)

BE CAREFUL, IT'S MY HEART Celebrates Irving Berlin At Teatro Maria Clara Machado In Rio De JaneiroBE CAREFUL, IT'S MY HEART Celebrates Irving Berlin At Teatro Maria Clara Machado In Rio De Janeiro
by Claudio Erlichman - Jul 13, 2015

Almost 100 years after being heard for the first time, part of the repertoire of American composer Irving Berlin arrives at Teatro Maria Clara Machado, in Rio de Janeiro, with the musical Be Careful, It's My Heart. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN:  A NEW MUSICAL PLAYBWW Reviews: HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN: A NEW MUSICAL PLAY
by Nancy Grossman - Jul 12, 2015

ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage presents the East Coast Premiere of HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN: A NEW MUSICAL PLAY at the Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre. Performances have been extended through August 2nd for this feel-good evening of just over two dozen selections from Berlin's vast catalogue. The program includes unknown gems, lovely ballads, patriotic tunes, and favorites that everyone can sing along with, but Felder's artistry also evokes the man behind the music. Irving Berlin is a delight for any and all who appreciate hearing an array of standards from the great American song book. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara Sends Well Wishes to US Soccer Player of the Same NameKelli O'Hara Sends Well Wishes to US Soccer Player of the Same Name
by Sally Henry - Jul 5, 2015

It's a great year to be named Kelli/Kelley. At this year's Tonys ceremony, Broadway leading lady Kelli O'Hara won her long-awaited Tony Award, and almost exaclty a month later, U.S. Soccer player Kelley O'Hara will compete in the World Cup finals today, July 5. (more...)

BWW Interview: ON THE TOWN's Tony Yazbeck on His Birdland Concert and Debut Album!BWW Interview: ON THE TOWN's Tony Yazbeck on His Birdland Concert and Debut Album!
by Joseph F. Panarello - Jun 23, 2015

ON THE TOWN star discusses his show as well as his upcoming show at Birdland and his debut album. (more...)

Ryann Redmond, Bryan Batt and More Star in HAIRSPRAY, Beginning Tonight at The MunyRyann Redmond, Bryan Batt and More Star in HAIRSPRAY, Beginning Tonight at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

The Muny presents Hairspray, winner of the 2003 Tony Award for Best Musical, featuring music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre's Summer Season Continues with KISS ME, KATEReagle Music Theatre's Summer Season Continues with KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston continues its 47th consecutive summer season with the hilariously entertaining Kiss Me, Kate, from July 9-19, 2015 at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452). Starring Broadway couple Sarah Pfisterer as Lilli Vanessi/Kate (The Phantom of the Opera, Reagle's My Fair Lady) and Rick Hilsabeck as Fred Graham/Petruchio (Billy Elliot, Reagle's My Fair Lady), Cole Porter's hilarious musical recounts the madcap backstage and onstage antics of two feuding couples during a production of The Taming of the Shrew. Reagle will close out its summer season from August 6-16 with Wonderful Town, starring Katie Anne Clarke and Jennifer Ellis. Individual tickets range from $35 to $63; season subscriptions and group tickets are available at a discount. Tickets can be purchased at www.reaglemusictheatre.com, by calling 781-891-5600, or at the theater box office. (more...)

India Adams & Annette Warren Coming to Catalina Jazz Club, 6/26-27India Adams & Annette Warren Coming to Catalina Jazz Club, 6/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

India Adams and Annette Warren, whose voices have entertained generations of moviegoers in such MGM classics as 'Show Boat' and 'The Band Wagon,' will bring their new show 'Hollywood's Secret Singing Stars' to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27 at 8:30 PM. (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway, Yanna Avis & More Set for 54 Below This WeekAnn Hampton Callaway, Yanna Avis & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Jonathan Groff, Jan Maxwell, Laura Osnes & Julie Halston Set for TDF's Gala TonightJonathan Groff, Jan Maxwell, Laura Osnes & Julie Halston Set for TDF's Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Theatre Development Fund, the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, will honor three of the organization's 'Unsung Heroes' - Ted Chapin, Jeffrey Gural and Robert Zukerman at TDF's Gala tonight, June 15 at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Well, Did You Evah?! Cole Porter's 124th Birthday Clip ExtravaganzaFLASH FRIDAY: Well, Did You Evah?! Cole Porter's 124th Birthday Clip Extravaganza
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 12, 2015

Today we salute the man behind the music and lyrics of many of the most popular songs of the 20th century, Cole Porter. (more...)

Will Friedwald's CLIP JOINT to Return 6/11 with Guest Curator Dan FortuneWill Friedwald's CLIP JOINT to Return 6/11 with Guest Curator Dan Fortune
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Will Friedwald's "Clip Joint" -- the innovative live video mixtape experience -- will return on Thursday, June 11 at 8:00 PM with guest curator Dan Fortune (publicist, DJ, producer). The event will take place at Zebulon Sound and Light (223 West 28th Street, 2nd Floor). (more...)

VIDEO: True to Her Word, Kelli O'Hara DOES the Worm on TwitterVIDEO: True to Her Word, Kelli O'Hara DOES the Worm on Twitter
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 10, 2015

True to her word, O'Hara turned to Twitter Tuesday night and posted a video of herself performing the iconic dance move in her dressing room (more...)

BWW TV: THE KING AND I's Kelli O'Hara on Her Tony Win- 'I'm Gonna do That Worm!'BWW TV: THE KING AND I's Kelli O'Hara on Her Tony Win- 'I'm Gonna do That Worm!'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2015

THE KING AND I's Kelli O'Hara just took home the 2015 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical last night. Below, check out what she had to say about finally taking home a much-deserved trophy and what was going through her head during her unforgettable acceptance speech! (more...)

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