Hal David News

 

Hal David News

Date of Birth: May 25, 1921
Date of Death: September 01, 2012 (91)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Goo Goo Dolls Donate Proceeds form Sales of Signed INstruments to St. Jude HospitalGoo Goo Dolls Donate Proceeds form Sales of Signed INstruments to St. Jude Hospital
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Recently, the Goo Goo Dolls' John Rzeznik and Robby Takac visited St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® in Memphis, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. (more...)

BWW Review: Barb Jungr and John McDaniel Try Something New at BirdlandBWW Review: Barb Jungr and John McDaniel Try Something New at Birdland
by Alix Cohen - Nov 30, 2016

Barb Jungr is a maverick. She sings R&B and blues from her gut, can slide into jazz phrasing like muted brass, dismantles what we classify as rock so it's stripped to its meaningful bone, has a fervent moral compass, and is characteristically acerbic. Whether her voice rips or ripples, it's authentic. You can tell I'm a fan. In an effort, one conjectures, to broaden her appeal, she's lately partnered with musician John McDaniel, whose background is theater. While the two are amiable on stage and offer appealing harmony, arrangements sound the same--- somewhere between Broadway and pop, no matter what the material. Almost all vocals with McDaniel are brighter, louder, and faster than they might be. (more...)

Smokey Robinson Honored as King of Song at Star-Studded Gershwin Prize TributeSmokey Robinson Honored as King of Song at Star-Studded Gershwin Prize Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The two-day celebration of Smokey Robinson's 50-year career—and his selection as the 2016 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song—began in the nation's capital with a touching trip down the keyboard of George Gershwin's piano and ended with a rollicking concert of his greatest hits. (more...)

Casting Announced for PROMISES, PROMISES at Southwark PlayhouseCasting Announced for PROMISES, PROMISES at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Final casting is today announced for the first London production in 20 years of the hit Burt Bacharach/Hal David/Neil Simon Broadway musical Promises, Promises, based on the Billy Wilder film The Apartment. (more...)

Casting Announced for the Burt Bacharach Hal David & Neil Simon Musical PROMISES PROMISES at Southwark PlayhouseCasting Announced for the Burt Bacharach Hal David & Neil Simon Musical PROMISES PROMISES at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Final casting is today announced for the first London production in 20 years of the hit Burt Bacharach/Hal David/Neil Simon Broadway musical Promises, Promises, based on the Billy Wilder film The Apartment. (more...)

Kyle Riabko to Encore 'CLOSE TO YOU' Album Shows at Joe's Pub This WinterKyle Riabko to Encore 'CLOSE TO YOU' Album Shows at Joe's Pub This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Kyle Riabko - star and creator of the hit West End show Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined and the earlier acclaimed Off-Broadway version What's it All About? Bacharach Reimagined - will return to Joe's Pub at The Public for two solo concerts by popular demand on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 9:30 PM.  (more...)

CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Cast Recording Celebrates Release in L.A.CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Cast Recording Celebrates Release in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced that Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined from KYLE RIABKO is now available from Spotify and other streaming services. (more...)

Photo Flash: Michael Feinstein and Friends Headline Center for the Performing Arts Fundraiser in CarmelPhoto Flash: Michael Feinstein and Friends Headline Center for the Performing Arts Fundraiser in Carmel
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Great American Songbook Foundation founder Michael Feinstein and rocker-turned-cabaret-bombshell Storm Large headlined an Oct. 15 gala that raised over $500,000 to support educational and artistic programs at the foundation's home, the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Black Violin to Bring 'Classical Boom' to Brooklyn Center for the Performing ArtsBlack Violin to Bring 'Classical Boom' to Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College opens its 2016-17 season today, October 29, 2016 at 8pm with the return of three-time Amateur Night at the Apollo winners Black Violin. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Welcome Black Violin: The UNITY TourBrooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Welcome Black Violin: The UNITY Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College opens its 2016-17 season today, October 29, 2016 at 8pm with the return of three-time Amateur Night at the Apollo winners Black Violin. (more...)

BWW & MAC Award Nominee JEFF MACAULEY To Celebrate The Music of Michel Legrand in LE GRAND TOUR at Metropolitan Room, 11/19 at 7 pmBWW & MAC Award Nominee JEFF MACAULEY To Celebrate The Music of Michel Legrand in LE GRAND TOUR at Metropolitan Room, 11/19 at 7 pm
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

In what he is calling the third part of a 'Cabaret Trilogy of Classic Hollywood Songwriters,' 2016 MAC Award nominee and 2015 BroadwayWorld.com New York Cabaret Award Nominee Jeff Macauley will continue the run of his new show, Le Grand Tour: The Music of Michel Legrand, at the Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd St., New York, NY) on November 19 at 7 pm. Macauley's Musical Director/Arranger/Pianist Tex Arnold and Jon Burr is on bass. (more...)

BWW Interview: MAC Award Winner Celia Berk Discusses Her Latest Album MANHATTAN SERENADE and Her Lifelong Love Affair with New YorkBWW Interview: MAC Award Winner Celia Berk Discusses Her Latest Album MANHATTAN SERENADE and Her Lifelong Love Affair with New York
by Ashley Steves - Oct 13, 2016

Ask Celia Berk what she loves about New York and she'll give you a list. Or, better yet, an album. Corporate executive by day, cabaret chanteuse by night (and a damn good one), Berk has won a MAC Award (New York Debut – Female), a Bistro Award (Vocalist), a BWW Award (NY Cabaret Debut), and The Margaret Whiting Award from The Mabel Mercer Foundation since her 2014 debut album You Can't Rush Spring. Her latest, Manhattan Serenade, is an eclectic collection of New York and New York-esque songs steeped in nostalgia and romance, complete with arrangements by Alex Rybeck and a stunning orchestra. Extended by popular demand, Berk will celebrate its release once more at the Metropolitan Room this Friday, October 14 at 7:00 pm. Before the show, we sat down for a discussion on her love note to New York, carving out a space for yourself in the city, and typical New York resilience. (more...)

Goo Goo Dolls Launch New Single 'Over and Over' + Music Video ContestGoo Goo Dolls Launch New Single 'Over and Over' + Music Video Contest
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

The multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Goo Goo Dolls have released the new single from their 11th studio album Boxes, 'Over and Over.' (more...)

BWW Review: All Hail PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERTBWW Review: All Hail PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 1, 2016

Fiddlehead Theatre Company's Boston premiere production of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT dazzles, and it's not just because of the millions of sequins used by Director/Costume Designer Stacey Stephens for the ab-fab fashions of the glamorous drag performers and their entourage. With over 300 costumes, eleven 3-foot wide head-dresses, more than two dozen musical numbers, and a life-size bus named Priscilla, the show offers a visual and aural smorgasbord to rival a midnight snack on a cruise ship. (more...)

BWW Review: MTG Provides a Lilting Rendition of PROMISES PROMISESBWW Review: MTG Provides a Lilting Rendition of PROMISES PROMISES
by Don Grigware - Sep 27, 2016

In 1968 Promises, Promises, based on 1960's hit film The Apartment, opened on Broadway to great critical and popular acclaim. It was the first collaboration between Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and the resultant score was - and still is - regarded as one of the most gloriously upbeat musicals to grace a stage. Throw in Neil Simon, who wrote the book, and how can you miss having a hit? Promises2 was nominated for 8 Tony Awards and won 2 for Jerry Orbach and Marion Mercer. The show was successfully revived in 2010 in New York starring Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth, but did not receive nearly the same praise from audience or critics. (more...)

CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Cast Recording Now on Spotify; Concerts Set for NYC, LACLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Cast Recording Now on Spotify; Concerts Set for NYC, LA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced that Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined from KYLE RIABKO is now available from Spotify and other streaming services. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Welcome Black Violin: The UNITY TourBrooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Welcome Black Violin: The UNITY Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College opens its 2016-17 season on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8pm with the return of three-time Amateur Night at the Apollo winners Black Violin. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch the Trailer for Kyle Riabko's CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Original London Cast Recording; Concert Set for Joe's Pub This Fall!STAGE TUBE: Watch the Trailer for Kyle Riabko's CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Original London Cast Recording; Concert Set for Joe's Pub This Fall!
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2016

Kyle Riabko - star and creator of the hit West End show Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined and the earlier acclaimed Off-Broadway version What's it All About? Bacharach Reimagined - will bring his extraordinary Burt Bacharach arrangements to Joe's Pub at the Public for a solo concert and album launch on Monday, October 17 at 7:00 PM and Tuesday, October 18 at 9:30 PM. Get ready with a preview for the cast recording below! (more...)

Goo Goo Dolls to Headline 'Shall We Dance on Ice'; Meryl Davis & Charlie White Set to PerformGoo Goo Dolls to Headline 'Shall We Dance on Ice'; Meryl Davis & Charlie White Set to Perform
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Mandalay Bay Events Center and Disson Skating are pleased to announce Shall We Dance on Ice in Las Vegas Sunday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. The event will showcase a journey of dance through the ages with dancing, ice skating and music. (more...)

PROMISES, PROMISES To Play for Five Performances this September in HoustonPROMISES, PROMISES To Play for Five Performances this September in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Bayou City Concert Musicals will celebrate its tenth season at the Heinen Theatre with the only Broadway show written by the legendary songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Promises, Promises. BCCM will follow up Promises, Promises with a cabaret evening of non-Broadway music of Bacharach and David in February 2017. (more...)

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