Gene Kelly News

Date Of Birth:
August 23, 1912
Date Of Death:
February 02, 1996 (83)
Birth Place:
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Gender:
Male
FEELGOOD ACADEMY to Premiere at Stratford Circus
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

The curtain is about to rise on the world premiere performances of Feelgood Academy, a new British musical that vibrantly mashes up the classic show-style of Gothic Opera with a thoroughly modern West End vibe. (more...)

ON THE TOWN Runs 9/17-10/4 at Roxy Regional Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

'New York, New York, it's a wonderful town!' This fall, the Roxy Regional Theatre embarks on its 32nd season of live entertainment with the 70th Anniversary of Leonard Bernstein's legendary musical about three sailors who manage to find love and incredible adventures in the Big Apple while on a 24-hour leave. ON THE TOWN docks at the corner of Franklin and First, September 17 - October 4. (more...)

Jose Iturbi Foundation to Sponsor John Williams: Maestro of the Movies with Special Guest Seth MacFarlane at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ For the third consecutive year, the Jose Iturbi Foundation is a proud sponsor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and is pleased to support this year's John Williams: Maestro of the Movies Concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday, August 29 and Saturday, August 30, at 8 PM. Williams, the incomparable film composer, returns to conduct many of his most beloved movie hits, including music from Star Wars, and to pay tribute to some of the classic stars. Williams is joined by special guest Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, Ted). (more...)

Lainie Kazan, Patricia Ward Kelly, Eric Marchese and More Set for Segerstrom Center's 2014-15 Celebrity Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The Crescendo Chapter of The Guilds of Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced its popular 2014 - 2015 Celebrity Series that presents fascinating and informative lectures by notable personalities from the arts, entertainment, education, sports and literature. (more...)

Debbie Reynolds to be Honored with 2014 SAG Life Achievement Award
by Movies News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Debbie Reynolds – actor, singer, dancer, author, champion for the preservation of the artifacts of film history and for the understanding and treatment of mental illness – has been named the 51st recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest honor: (more...)

Patricia Kelly Presents GENE KELLY: THE LEGACY At The Moonlight Amphitheatre, 10/4
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 15, 2014

Historian and executor of the Gene Kelly Estate, Patricia Ward Kelly, will appear at The Moonlight Amphitheatre to present her fascinating solo show Gene Kelly: THE LEGACY this October - an encore presentation of a previous sold-out show Kelly introduced at the Academy Of Motion Pictures at Lincoln Center in NYC. (more...)

Smuin Ballet to Open Season with UNTAMED Dance Series, 10/3-11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Smuin Ballet will kick off its 21st Season in October at San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts Theatre with its Untamed Dance Series. The program features the West Coast premiere of Serenade for Strings by Wonderbound (formerly Ballet Nouveau Colorado) Artistic Director and choreographer Garrett Ammon, set to Tchaikovsky's breathtaking score. Also on the Untamed bill is Objects of Curiosity, an evocative ballet by Choreographer-in-Residence Amy Seiwert, set to a delicate score by Philip Glass and Foday Musa Suso. Smuin Ballet also brings back the tempestuous story ballet Frankie & Johnny. (NOTE: this ballet contains material that is intended for mature audiences.) The Untamed Dance Series plays October 3-11 at San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts Theatre. Tickets ($24-$67) are available at www.smuinballet.org or (415) 912-1899. (This program will also be presented in March 2015 in Walnut Creek, Mountain View, and Carmel). (more...)

Christina Applegate and Other Stars Presented at Dizzy Feet Foundation Gala
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Christina Applegate, Jenna Elfman, Sarah Hyland, Paula Abdul, Mary Murphyand Elizabeth Berkley stepped forward as presenters at the annual Dizzy Feet Foundation gala to provide dance scholarships and opportunities to youth. (more...)

DANCING WITH THE STARS Pro Dancers Announced; Celebrity Cast to Be Revealed 9/4
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The competition is already beginning for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy. "Dancing with the Stars'" exciting new cast of pro dancers was revealed this morning (more...)

Broadway's Steven Lutvak, Jeanine Tesori, Davd Yazbeck and More Set for Library of Congress's 2014-15 Concert Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

The 2014-2015 season of 'Concerts from the Library of Congress' brings a stellar roster of performers, ensembles and scholars from around the world in commemoration of the 150th birthday of founding patron Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge. The concerts are complemented by guest speakers, curators, panels, film screenings and displays of rarely seen manuscripts, letters and memorabilia from the Library's holdings. Concerts kick off Saturday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m. with a performance by gospel and soul music legend Mavis Staples. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Broadway In The Park Presents a Spectacular SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at its 5th Annual Summer Festival
by Shari Barrett - Aug 08, 2014

Celebrating its 5th year anniversary, Broadway In The Park and Gensler are presenting SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at this year's summer theatre festival, August 7, 8, 9, and 10 at El Segundo Recreation Park Softball Field. Director and Executive Producer Jeff Cason remarks, "This year's show will be our most ambitious yet. We're entertaining our guests with big tap dance numbers, movies interspersed with the live action, and real rain onstage for the title number. It will truly be the MGM classic film brought to life for kids and adults!" (more...)

NRACT to Present XANADU, 9/5-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre brings the tongue-in-cheek, award-winning hit Broadway musical Xanadu to the Triangle for its local premiere September 5th through 21st. (more...)

Patricia Kelly Presents GENE KELLY: THE LEGACY At The Laguna Playhouse, 9/29 & 9/30
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 07, 2014

Historian and executor of the Gene Kelly Estate, Patricia Ward Kelly, will return to New York City to present her fascinating solo show Gene Kelly: THE LEGACY this July at Symphony Space - an encore presentation of the previous two sold-out shows Kelly introduced at the Academy Of Motion Pictures at Lincoln Center in NYC. (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre Adds Boston Ballet Vet Katelyn Prominski to Cast of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Boston Ballet veteran Katelyn Prominski will appear in the role of 'Green Dress Girl,' a gangster's moll and femme fatale who performs a wonderfully sective duet with lead man 'Don Lockwood' in the Reagle Music Theatre's production of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway-Bound Tony Yazbeck Reveals Details on Toe-Tappin' 54 Below Debut, ON THE TOWN and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 02, 2014

Yazbeck, who is currently in rehearsals for a concert version of KISS ME KATE at London's Royal Albert Hall, recently took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld about the concerts, preparing for ON THE TOWN, and much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Dance as Liberation - Eric Sciotto and Kristen Martin Star in FOOTLOOSE
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 31, 2014

'Dance is a metaphor for expression, for freedom. In Footloose we use dance to express ourselves when we have no words. [As characters] we are all closed off, and finally at the end of the story, we are loosened; we become individuals again.' Speaking is Kristen Martin, who plays Ariel in Maine State Music Theatre's final season production of Footloose, which runs from August 6-23. Her co-star, Eric Sciotto, agrees that his character, Ren, is 'on a journey to find himself after being abandoned by his father. Ren sees in Ariel a troubled soul who reminds him of himself. They recognize immediately that they are kindred spirits.' (more...)

New Video Series PARALLELS from GLEE's Harry Shum Jr. Now Out
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Noted dancer, actor and choreographer Harry Shum, Jr. (Glee, Step Up 2) has always had a vision to explore the similarities in dance and sport, ever since he saw a TV special that aired in 1958 called "Gene Kelly: Dancing - A Man's Game." (more...)

BOEING BOEING to Join MURDER FOR TWO and 'GIRLS ONLY' for the 2014-15 CLO Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Pittsburgh CLO has announced that Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation Boeing Boeing will join the Pittsburgh premiere of Off-Broadway hit Murder For Two and audience favorite Girls Only - The Secret Comedy of Women to complete the 2014-2015 CLO Cabaret Series. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Guild to Honor Scholarship Recipients at 2014 Luncheon, 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The Pittsburgh CLO Guild has announced that The Constance T. Rockwell, Dolores and Walter Bold and the Charity Randall Foundation Scholarship recipients will be honored at a luncheon on Wednesday, August 6 at the LeMont at 11:00am. The Pittsburgh CLO Guild offers college scholarship assistance to deserving students pursuing performing arts training, many of whom will be honored at this special luncheon. Also to be recognized are Moira, George and Morgan Davison for their service as Pittsburgh CLO Guild Ball Chairs. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Jose Llana!
by Ken Womble - Jul 25, 2014

Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). To celebrate the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from Jose Llana! (more...)

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