Frederick Loewe News

 

Frederick Loewe News

Date of Birth: June 10, 1904
Date of Death: February 14, 1988 (83)
Birth Place: Vienna, AUSTRIA
Gender: Male
NYU Steinhardt to Stage GRAND HOTEL, 9/24-28NYU Steinhardt to Stage GRAND HOTEL, 9/24-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

NYU Steinhardt's Program in Vocal Performance today announced it will present the musical Grand Hotel on September 24-28, 2015. The show features book by Luther Davis, music and lyrics by George Forrest and Robert Wright, and additional music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. Dallett Norris directs. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/31/15- Alan Jay LernerSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/31/15- Alan Jay Lerner
by Stage Tube - Aug 31, 2015

Happy Birthday, Alan Jay Lerner! Lerner was an American lyricist and librettist. In collaboration with Frederick Loewe, he created some of the world's most popular and enduring works of musical theatre for both the stage and on film. He won three Tony Awards and three Academy Awards, among other honors. Some of his best-know works include My Fair Lady, Briagadoon, Camelot, and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse's 2016 Season to Feature BUYER AND CELLAR, CAMELOT & MoreWestport Country Playhouse's 2016 Season to Feature BUYER AND CELLAR, CAMELOT & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2016 season, featuring two Tony Award-winning plays in repertory, an Off-Broadway hit, a new thriller by a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, a witty comedy by Joe Orton, and a reimagined musical by Lerner and Loewe. The works will be staged next year from May through October. Under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos, 2016 will mark the Connecticut professional theater's 86th season. 2016 season subscriptions are now on sale. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/18/15- MY FAIR LADYSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/18/15- MY FAIR LADY
by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2015

Today in 1981, the second Broadway revival of My Fair Lady opened at the Uris Theatre (now the George Gershwin Theatre), where it ran for 120 performances. My Fair Lady is a musical based upon George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so that she may pass as a well born lady. The musical's 1956 Broadway production was a hit, setting what was then the record for the longest run of any major musical theatre production in history. It was followed by a hit London production, a popular film version, and numerous revivals. (more...)

GENET PORNO to Open HERE's 2015-16 SeasonGENET PORNO to Open HERE's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

HEREbegins its2015-2016 Producing SeasonwithGenetPorno, by HERE Resident ArtistYvanGreenberg / Laboratory Theater.This production, developed throughthe HERE Artist Residency Program(HARP), marks a premiere.Genet Pornoplays a limited engagementSeptember 9 - 26atHERE(145 Sixth Avenue, just belowSpring Street). (more...)

People's Light Showcases Local Region with 'Community Matters' New Play SeriesPeople's Light Showcases Local Region with 'Community Matters' New Play Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Community Matters is a series of free events presented in partnership between People's Light and numerous local organizations to spark dialogue about vital issues in our community. Performed readings of new plays are the centerpiece of each evening. They are followed by a discussion with the artists, community partners, and special guests. (more...)

Original MY FAIR LADY Star Julie Andrews to Helm Revival with NEWSIES Choreographer in Sydney Next YearOriginal MY FAIR LADY Star Julie Andrews to Helm Revival with NEWSIES Choreographer in Sydney Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini AM and leading theatre producer John Frost AM will present a brand new production of Lerner and Loewe's masterpiece My Fair Lady at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House in 2016, celebrating the iconic musical's 60th anniversary. My Fair Lady will be directed by world-renowned actor and director Dame Julie Andrews with choreography by Tony Award-winning Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, The King and I, South Pacific). (more...)

BWW Feature: Celebrate the City of Lights with our Favorite French ShowtunesBWW Feature: Celebrate the City of Lights with our Favorite French Showtunes
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 19, 2015

Paris Je t'dore! And Vive La France!French-flavored Broadway shows and songs are tres magnifique. The romantic 'City of Lights' and the lure of romance with a French accent has served as the inspiration for many musicals through the years. And since France and all of the world's Francophiles celebrated Bastille Day earlier this week, BroadwayWorld's Jeff Walker and Matt Tamanini are taking a look at the shows and tunes that make us go 'oo-la-la!' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Revue Celebrating the Austin Cabaret Theatre at 54 Below is a Crazy Quilt of Performers in Mixed Bag of a ShowBWW Reviews: Revue Celebrating the Austin Cabaret Theatre at 54 Below is a Crazy Quilt of Performers in Mixed Bag of a Show
by Alix Cohen - Jul 17, 2015

Stuart Moulton's Austin (Texas) Cabaret Theatre (may it thrive and prosper) turned 15 in tandem with his own 50th birthday. In celebration on Wednesday night, the Theatre's Artistic Director (also a performer himself) invited alumni and hopefuls to strut their stuff on the stage of 54 Below. The result was a wildly mixed bag of a show--featuring a few great vocalists and infectiously enthusiastic wannabes--which ran so exhaustively long that Moultan was able to changehis clothes twice. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Texas Treasure Holland Vavra Flys Audiences to the MoonBWW Reviews: Texas Treasure Holland Vavra Flys Audiences to the Moon
by David Clarke - Jul 15, 2015

Last December, Texas treasure Holland Vavra made her 54 Below debut in Cuz We're F#cking Talented, a concert where a handful of artists showed off their skills. Last night, she made a special trip from Houston to premiere her tribute to Frank Sinatra, Holland at the Sands: My Blue Eyed Sinatra. With her own brand of lovable, quirky humor and her golden instrument, Vavra made her solo cabaret debut a delightful spectacle. (more...)

HERE's 2015-16 Season to Feature Three Premieres & MoreHERE's 2015-16 Season to Feature Three Premieres & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

HERE announces its2015-2016 producing season, featuring threeHERE Resident Artist productions, anArtistic Director production, the fourth annualPROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Nowfestival and HERE's yearlyCULTUREMARTfestival, which gives audiences a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP).The multidisciplinary works in HERE's 2015-2016 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years through HARP, and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/8/15- CAMELOTSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/8/15- CAMELOT
by Stage Tube - Jul 8, 2015

Today in 1980, the first Broadway revival of Camelot opened at the New York State Theatre, where it ran for 56 performances. Camelot is a musical by Alan Jay Lerner (book and lyrics) and Frederick Loewe (music). It is based on the King Arthur legend as adapted from the T. H. White tetralogy novel The Once and Future King. The original 1960 production, directed by Moss Hart and orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett and Philip J. Lang, ran on Broadway for 873 performances, winning four Tony Awards and spawning several revivals, foreign productions and a 1967 film version. The 1980 cast starred Richard Burton, Christine Ebersole, and Richard Muenz. (more...)

Artistic Director Chad-Alan Carr to Lead CAMELOT at Gettysburg Community Theatre, 8/14-23Artistic Director Chad-Alan Carr to Lead CAMELOT at Gettysburg Community Theatre, 8/14-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the not-for-profit 501c3 organization located in the former Elks Lodge at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, PA, will present Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT August 14-23, 2015 at 7pm on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2pm on Sundays. (more...)

FAST COMPANY Completes Lyric Stage's 2015-16 Season; Full Lineup Announced!FAST COMPANY Completes Lyric Stage's 2015-16 Season; Full Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Carla Ching's family caper comedy FAST COMPANYcompletes the 2015-16 Lyric Stage season! (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory to Present ONE WAYMusical Theatre Factory to Present ONE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Musical Theatre Factory (MTF) will present the first act of ONE WAY, a new musical from MTF's developmental residency program. ONE WAY is written by MTF founding members Christopher Staskel (book & lyrics) and Benjamin Bonnema (book & music). (more...)

BWW Interviews: Composer Adam Gwon on ORDINARY DAYS and its 100th ProductionBWW Interviews: Composer Adam Gwon on ORDINARY DAYS and its 100th Production
by Tyler Hinton - Jul 2, 2015

Up-and-coming composer Adam Gwon recently spoke with BroadwayWorld about his musical ORDINARY DAYS, the 100th production and Utah premiere of which will be staged by Utah Repertory Theater Company from July 10 to 26 at the Sugar Space Studio Theater in Sugar House. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Charles Shaughnessy & Kerry Conte in Theatre By The Sea's MY FAIR LADYPhoto Flash: First Look at Charles Shaughnessy & Kerry Conte in Theatre By The Sea's MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Below, check out photos fromTheatre By The Sea's production ofMY FAIR LADY, running thru July 18, 2015. For tickets and information call(401) 782-8587, visitwww.theatrebythesea.com, or visit the box office in person at 364 Cards Pond Rd., Wakefield, RI. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Audra McDonald Enchants at Wolf TrapBWW Reviews: Audra McDonald Enchants at Wolf Trap
by Emma Kouguell - Jun 24, 2015

An evening with - the only - six-time Tony Award recipient Audra McDonald is more than listening to her rich, versatile voice sing both older and more recent treasures. Ms. McDonald chooses songs that have strong stories both for her and within the song itself. Her ability to capture these narratives through her voice is one of the many reasons Ms. McDonald is such a brilliant actress and singer. The opportunity to see Ms. McDonald work her magic live is enchanting, to say the least. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/20-6/21/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/20-6/21/2015
by - Jun 21, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, June 21, 2015 - Sunday, June 21, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/21/15- CAMELOTSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/21/15- CAMELOT
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2015

Today in 1993, the second Broadway revival of Camelot opened at the George Gershwin Theatre, where it ran for 56 performances. Camelot is a musical by Alan Jay Lerner (book and lyrics) and Frederick Loewe (music). It is based on the King Arthur legend as adapted from the T. H. White tetralogy novel The Once and Future King. The original 1960 production, directed by Moss Hart and orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett and Philip J. Lang, ran on Broadway for 873 performances, winning four Tony Awards and spawning several revivals, foreign productions and a 1967 film version. The 1993 cast starred Robert Goulet, Steve Blanchard, and Patricia Kies. (more...)

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