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Harold Arlen News

Date of Birth: February 15, 1905
Date of Death: April 23, 1986 (81)
Birth Place: Buffalo, NY, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Review: Jeff Harnar Dazzles A Sold-Out Metropolitan Room With An Engaging Revival of His '1959 Broadway Songbook'BWW Review: Jeff Harnar Dazzles A Sold-Out Metropolitan Room With An Engaging Revival of His '1959 Broadway Songbook'
by Victoria Ordin - Aug 23, 2016

When a show at the Metropolitan Room starts over thirty minutes late because the staff is frantically trying to find chairs and room for the better part of New York's cabaret community, you know you're in store for something truly special. And unless there's a chair thief on the loose in Flatiron who doesn't like Broadway, someone clearly oversold this show and/or lost track of comps; this was extremely vexing with a heat advisory in effect. Still, the mood was festive in anticipation of Jeff Harnar's 1959 Broadway Songbook, the 12th installment in Stephen Hanks' impressive (and increasingly well-known) New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits series. Harnar's show premiered 25 years ago at the Algonquin's Oak Room. Two years later, PBS filmed the collaboration with musical director Alex Rybeck, whose arrangements honor the original compositions but reimagine them in sometimes astonishing ways, making them genuinely creative acts. (more...)

Johanna Allen sings THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAYJohanna Allen sings THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Stormy Weather, The Man That Got Away, Blues in the Night, Get Happy, One for My Baby, Paper Moon and Somewhere Over the Rainbow… enjoy hit after hit by Harold Arlen in Johanna Allen's The Songs That Got Away at Glen Street Theatre. (more...)

Roland Perold Brings A GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK To Cape Town's Rosebank TheatreRoland Perold Brings A GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK To Cape Town's Rosebank Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

A GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK will play Cape Town's Rosebank Theatre for a season of four performances, offering audiences in the Mother City a chance to see Roland Perold in his charming cabaret of classic tunes from the golden age of American popular song. (more...)

RUTHLESS!, KALEIDOSCOPE and More Slated for Creative Cauldron's 2016-17 SeasonRUTHLESS!, KALEIDOSCOPE and More Slated for Creative Cauldron's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The 2016-17 Season will mark Creative Cauldron's eighth year producing and presenting live theater and music at ArtSpace Falls Church. (more...)

Lawrence Schulman to Give Judy Garland Talk at Patten Free LibraryLawrence Schulman to Give Judy Garland Talk at Patten Free Library
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Award-winning music producer, critic and translator Lawrence Schulman will give a talk on Judy Garland, entitled 'Moments of Magic,' at the Patten Free Library in Bath, Maine on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 6:30 P.M. (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre Calls Artists to Create 2017 Season ArtworkSouth Bend Civic Theatre Calls Artists to Create 2017 Season Artwork
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

2017 marks South Bend Civic Theatre's 60th anniversary season. To help us celebrate six decades of community theatre, we are inviting local artists to collaborate with us to create original artwork for six of our productions in the 2017 seasons. (more...)

New Musicals, Maury Yeston, Frank Loesser and More Set for 2016-17 BROADWAY CLOSE UP SeriesNew Musicals, Maury Yeston, Frank Loesser and More Set for 2016-17 BROADWAY CLOSE UP Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Kaufman Music Center will host a diverse 2016-17 season at Merkin Concert Hall, highlighting Broadway musicals as part of the Broadway Close up series giving theater fans a new perspective on the shows and songs they love, with compelling performances along with eye-opening interviews. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE WIZARD OF OZ Starts Rehearsals with a Bark at Theatre Royal GlasgowPhoto Flash: THE WIZARD OF OZ Starts Rehearsals with a Bark at Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Dress rehearsals for this year's Stage Experience production of the Wizard of Oz started off with a bark today as cast members welcomed a real life Toto to the stage of Theatre Royal. After weeks of searching for the perfect Cairn Terrier, Angus, who lives with Sara Hollaran and Eunice Smith of Pollock, Glasgow got stuck into life as an actor this morning ahead of the curtain going up on Oz tomorrow at 7pm. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

BWW Blog: Morgan Reynolds of THE WIZARD OF OZ Tour - An Exclusive Look at 8 Months on the Road, Filmed 1 Second Each DayBWW Blog: Morgan Reynolds of THE WIZARD OF OZ Tour - An Exclusive Look at 8 Months on the Road, Filmed 1 Second Each Day
by Guest Blogger: Morgan Reynolds - Jul 18, 2016

THE WIZARD OF OZ NORTH AMERICAN TOUR played its final performance on Sunday, July 17 at the Straz Center in Tampa, FL.  During the tour, Morgan Reynolds (Scarecrow) took fans on a backstage journey down the yellow brick road.  Here is the final installment: An incredible look at 8 months on the road, captured in a second each day.  Check out the video below!  (more...)

Vivian Reed Returns to the Metropolitan Room with STANDARDS AND MOREVivian Reed Returns to the Metropolitan Room with STANDARDS AND MORE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

VIVIAN REED - the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called "remarkable and ferocious" by The New York Times and "a force of nature" by The New York Post - will return with her acclaimed concert "Standards and More" at The Metropolitan Room on Thursday,July 21 at 7:00 PM. Special guests for this show will be soprano Andrea Jones-Sojola, who appeared on Broadway in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess, and theater and nightclub star Raun Ruffin, who appeared in The Civil War. The show was recently extended through this fall and Reed will also perform at The Metropolitan Room on September 26 and November 10, backed by a four-piece band led by Billy McDaniel. The evening includes unique arrangements of classic standards by Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter and George Gershwin in a dazzling blend of pop, jazz, soul and R&B. A recent rave review from BroadwayWorld.com praises "the profound originality of Reed's arrangements and interpretations. Reed dives headlong into the songs and emerges with something entirely new, fresh and hers." (more...)

Candlelight Dinner Playhouse to Present THE WIZARD OZ, 7/21-9/11Candlelight Dinner Playhouse to Present THE WIZARD OZ, 7/21-9/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The Candlelight Dinner Playhouse is proud to present the Royal Shakespeare Company version of 'The Wizard of Oz' by Frank Baum with book adaptation by John Kane and with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg.  This adaptation follows the famous MGM musical the closest of any stage adaptation.  This production is the last show of Candlelight's award-winning Season 8 and plays July 21 through September 11, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Faith Prince of FANCY FAITH at Hudson Stage CompanyBWW Interview: Faith Prince of FANCY FAITH at Hudson Stage Company
by Kathryn Kitt - Jul 11, 2016

Tony award winner FAITH PRINCE in concert to benefit Hudson Stage Company. All proceeds directly benefit the upcoming season of Hudson Stage Company - a non-profit professional theatre dedicated to producing provocative, affordable and transformative theatre to its audiences. (more...)

VIDEO: Emma Hunton's Thrilling Rendition of 'Over The Rainbow' at STAND UP AND SING Orlando BenefitVIDEO: Emma Hunton's Thrilling Rendition of 'Over The Rainbow' at STAND UP AND SING Orlando Benefit
by Michael Dale - Jul 10, 2016

New York audiences have been wowed by Emma Hunton's dynamic vocals in SPRING AWAKENING, NEXT TO NORMAL and RENT. (more...)

Glasgow Theatres' Creative Learning Team to Stage 'THE WIZARD OF OZ'Glasgow Theatres' Creative Learning Team to Stage 'THE WIZARD OF OZ'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Glasgow Theatres' Creative Learning team is thrilled to announce the casting for its second Stage Experience production - The Wizard of Oz. (more...)

Last Chance to Catch Roland Perold's A GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK at #NAF16's Albany Cabaret ClubLast Chance to Catch Roland Perold's A GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK at #NAF16's Albany Cabaret Club
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

With more than half of its run at the National Arts Festival's Albany Cabaret Club done, audiences have only a few more opportunities to see Roland Perold in his charming cabaret, A GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 6/21/2016 - 6/28/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 6/21/2016 - 6/28/2016
by - Jun 28, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 6/21/2016 - 6/28/2016. (more...)

BWW Preview: DANIEL BOAVENTURA SINGS BROADWAY STANDARDS BY JEWISH COMPOSERSBWW Preview: DANIEL BOAVENTURA SINGS BROADWAY STANDARDS BY JEWISH COMPOSERS
by Claudio Erlichman - Jun 27, 2016

In the year that the Congregacăo Israelita Paulista (CIP) celebrates 80 years of great history and dedication to the Jewish community and the Brazilian society, the actor and singer Daniel Boaventura was chosen to be the attraction of the commemorative concert for the benefit of social work of the institution . The event, which takes place June 29 at the Teatro Sergio Cardoso, will be presented by Rubens Ewald Filho - also one of the directors and writers alongside Claudio Erlichman - and will journey for more than 50 years of history of the great Broadway classics, highlighting the strong Jewish influence in the American Songbook, which contributed to the emergence of a new artistic genre, the musical theater. The show, named 'Broadwish - From Shtetl to Broadway', created especially for this occasion, will bring a repertoire full of standards composed and written by renowned Jewish composers such as Irving Berlin, George & Ira Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz , Oscar Hammerstein II, Kander & Ebb and Burt Bacharach among others. (more...)

BWW TV: Lorna Luft Performs Moving 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' in Tribute to Orlando, Stonewall, and the Late, Great Judy GarlandBWW TV: Lorna Luft Performs Moving 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' in Tribute to Orlando, Stonewall, and the Late, Great Judy Garland
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 23, 2016

It's been 77 years since Judy Garland made Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg's 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' forever famous. Just last night, her daughter, Lorna Luft, brought the beloved song back to life (something she has never done before now) at Feinstein's/54 Below, in a moving tribute to Stonewall, Orlando, and of course, her late mother. Check out the entire, emotional performance below! (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli & Michael Kanan to Celebrate Release of New Album at Cornelia Street Cafe, 7/11Gabrielle Stravelli & Michael Kanan to Celebrate Release of New Album at Cornelia Street Cafe, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

?Acclaimed vocalist GABRIELLE STRAVELLI and jazz pianist MICHAEL KANAN will celebrate their powerfully intimate new duet recording Stairway to the Stars with a concert at The Cornelia Street Cafe (29 Cornelia Street in New York) on Monday, July 11 at 8:30 PM. The album is currently available via iTunes and other digital formats; physical copies will be available on Friday, June 24. Stairway to the Stars is produced by Gabrielle Stravelli and Pat O'Leary.  (more...)

Judy Garland Talk & Concert Set for Northeast Harbor Library, 6/29Judy Garland Talk & Concert Set for Northeast Harbor Library, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Award-winning music producer, critic and translator Lawrence Schulman will give a talk on Judy Garland, entitled 'Moments of Magic,' at the Northeast Harbor Library (Maine) on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 5 P.M. Admission is free. The one-and-a-quarter hour talk will examine Judy Garland's life and career, and feature nine audio-video clips, to be followed by a question and answer. Schulman will endeavor to answer the question: 'If I had just one hour to convince you of Judy Garland's place in classic American popular music, what film and television performances would I choose?' The talk will be followed by a mini-concert of songs Garland sang by famed jazz vocalist Diane Linscott and the equally renowned pianist Scott Cleveland. (more...)

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