Gene Kelly News

Date Of Birth:
August 23, 1912
Date Of Death:
February 02, 1996 (83)
Birth Place:
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Gender:
Male
Choreographers Pat Birch & Luigi to be Honored at 2014 Astaire Awards, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

On Monday, June 2 at 7:30pm at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, the 32nd Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards will honor 5-time Tony Award nominee and 2-time Emmy Award-winning veteran choreographer Pat Birch with its Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award and legendary dancer and dance instructor Luigi with the Outstanding Achievement in the Preservation of Musical Theatre Award. The Astaire Awards is the only awards show to honor excellence in dance and choreography on Broadway and in film and were first started in 1982 by the late Fred Astaire and the late Douglas Watt (a critic and writer for the NY Daily News and The New Yorker, his 100th birthday would be this year). (more...)

„Singin' in the Rain“ singt und tanzt in Nordhausen
by Iris Moebius - Apr 10, 2014

Seit 28. Marz steht wieder ein Musical auf dem Spielplan des Theaters Nordhausen: „Singin' in the Rain' von Herb Brown und Arthur Freed, das Buhnenmusical nach dem weltberuhmten Film mit Gene Kelly. Die Figuren verleihen ihrer Gefuhlslage singend, tanzend und herrlich steppend Ausdruck. So wie Entertainer Don Lockwood, der so verliebt ist, dass es ihm nichts ausmacht, „im Regen zu singen'. (more...)

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, American Songbook Concerts & More Set for Napa Valley Opera House's Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Last October, The Napa Valley Opera House celebrated the 10th anniversary of its extensive renovation and reopening. Since then, the Opera House Board of Directors entered into a long term lease with City Winery who have just completed a transformation of the venue which now features a full 100-seat restaurant and wine-on-tap bar. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/9- BRIGADOON
by Stage Tube - Apr 09, 2014

Today in 1957, Brigadoon opened at the Adelphi Theatre, where it ran for 47 performances. Brigadoon is a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. Songs from the musical, such as 'Almost Like Being in Love' have become standards. The story involves two American tourists who stumble upon Brigadoon, a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every hundred years. Tommy, one of the tourists, falls in love with Fiona, a young woman from Brigadoon. The original production opened on Broadway in 1947 and ran for 581 performances. A 1954 film version starred Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse. A 1966 television version starred Robert Goulet and Peter Falk. (more...)

Anteprima Nazionale 'TUTTO DIPENDE DA ME... (O QUASI)' 16-19 Aprile al Piccolo Eliseo
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Sara in scena al Piccolo Eliseo Patroni Griffi dal 16 al 19 aprile, Marco Rea in Tutto dipende da me...(o quasi), di Gianni Quinto e Marco Rea, regia Paola Tiziana Cruciani, musiche originali M° Andrea Tosi. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present Leslie Caron & David Engel in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, 4/26-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present screen legend Leslie Caron, in her first Southern California theatrical performance in over 25 years! SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, written by Richard Alfieri, with choreography by Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and directed by Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot). SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will also feature 6-time Ovation Award-winning actor David Engel. "What an honor to have on our stage the incomparable Leslie Caron and the multi-talented David Engel," remarks Wood. "It's a dream cast and a dream come true. With Michael Arabian and Donna McKechnie directing and choreographing, this has to be one of the most anticipated productions in the Playhouse's storied history,' adds Wareham. SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will begin previews on Saturday, April 26 and will open on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

TexARTS to Present THE ROCKIN' TALES OF SNOW WHITE & XANADU this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

TexARTS Association for the Performing and Visual Arts and Producing Artistic Director Robert M. Armitage have announced two wildly imaginative productions for the 2014 spring season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Way Off Broadway's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's upcoming production of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN runs now through May 31, 2014 and is based on the classic Gene Kelly film. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/1- Debbie Reynolds
by Stage Tube - Apr 01, 2014

Happy Birthday Debbie Reynolds! Reynolds regularly appeared in movie musicals during the 1950s and had several hit records during the period. Perhaps her most high-profile film role was in Singin' in the Rain (1952) as Kathy Selden. On Broadway, Reynolds has starred in such shows as Irene, Debbie, and Woman of the Year. Reynolds appeared in her West End show Debbie Reynolds: Alive and Fabulous (more...)

GENE KELLY: THE LEGACY Set for Pasadena Playhouse, 4/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Pasadena Playhouse will host Gene Kelly: THE LEGACY, April 18 at 8 pm and April 19 at 2 pm and 8 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dick Van Dyke and Chita Rivera Attend PDS Gypsy Awards Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

The Professional Dancers Society's (PDS) Gypsy Awards Luncheon honoring Leslie Caron and Dee Dee Wood and the late Marc Breaux was held on March 30, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Broadway's Dick Van Dyke and Chita Rivera were in attendance, and you can check out a photo of them together below! (more...)

CLO Cabaret Extends JUDGE JACKIE JUSTICE - THE TRIALS OF LOVE Through 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Due to popular demand, Judge Jackie Justice - The Trials of Love has been extended at the CLO Cabaret through May 11. The show was previously scheduled to close on April 27. Tickets for all added performances will go on sale tomorrow, April 1. (more...)

Patricia Kelly Presents GENE KELLY: THE LEGACY In Pittsburgh, 5/21
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 25, 2014

Historian and executor of the Gene Kelly Estate, Patricia Ward Kelly, will present her fascinating solo show Gene Kelly: THE LEGACY at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Springs tonight, March 5 at 8 PM - an encore presentation of the two sold-out shows Kelly introduced at the Academy Of Motion Pictures at Lincoln Center in NYC. (more...)

Patricia Ward Kelly's GENE KELLY: THE LEGACY Returns to Pasadena Playhouse, 4/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse will bring back by popular demand Gene Kelly: THE LEGACY An Evening with Patricia Ward Kelly for three performances only - Friday, April 18 at 8pm and Saturday, April 19 at 2pm and 8pm. (more...)

Cal Shakes' RAISE ROOF Gala Raises $688,000
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

San Francisco's elegant Four Seasons hotel, its ballroom transformed into a mesmerizing swirl of vibrant, electric colors, provided the dramatic setting for California Shakespeare Theater's 19th annual gala, Raise the Roof, on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Led by Gala Co-Chairs Jean Simpson and Maureen Knight, and Honorary Co-Chair Annette Bening, the event was the most successful in Cal Shakes history, grossing more than $688,500 and welcoming 330 attendees. (more...)

Tony Monaco's One-Man Show THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS Opens at The Little Victory Theatre, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Tony Monaco's one-man musical, The Road to Damascus, leads to Los Angeles just in time for Easter and Passover. Inspired by the dramatic conversion of Rabbi Saul of Tarsus - the man who turned from murderer to saint (the Apostle Paul) - and the persecution of Jesus' followers after His crucifixion, Monaco's historical portrayal incorporates music, song and dance with Biblical themes, bringing to life this world-changing story in a characterization that shows why biographers refer to the Apostle Paul as 'The man who shook the world.' (more...)

The Pasadena Playhouse Brings Back GENE KELLY: THE LEGACY for Three Performances Only, 4/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse is pleased to bring back by popular demand Gene Kelly: THE LEGACY An Evening with Patricia Ward Kelly for three performances only - Friday, April 18 at 8pmand Saturday, April 19 at 2pm and 8pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/13- BRIGADOON
by Stage Tube - Mar 13, 2014

Today in 1947, Brigadoon opened at the Ziegfeld Theatre, where it ran for 581 performances. Brigadoon is a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. It tells the story of a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every hundred years, though to the villagers, the passing of each century seems no longer than one night. Brigadoon then received a West End production opening in 1949 that ran for 685 performances, and many revivals followed. A 1954 film version starred Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse. A 1966 television version starred Robert Goulet and Peter Falk. (more...)

CLO Cabaret Announces Cast for RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH, Running 5/22-8/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the cast for the rousing musical hit Ring of Fire, which will run May 22 through August 17 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

Leslie Caron to be Honored at PDS' Annual Gypsy Award Luncheon, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Award winning actress and dancer, Leslie Caron, has been named the honoree for the Professional Dancers Society (PDS) annual Gypsy Award Luncheon, it was announced by PDS President, Mitzi Gaynor and PDS Board Chairman, Joni Berry. Ms. Caron will be honored on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel (9876 Wilshire Blvd.) and famed dancers/choreographers Dee Dee Wood and the late Marc Breaux will receive a special PDS Choreography Award, for their extraordinary contribution to dance. (more...)

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