Harold Arlen News

Date Of Birth:
February 15, 1905
Date Of Death:
April 23, 1986 (81)
Birth Place:
Buffalo, NY, USA
Gender:
Male
BWW Reviews: JANE MONHEIT & CLINT HOLMES Dazzlingly Deliver the Songs of Frank Wildhorn at Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Hanks - Jan 31, 2014

Before the finale of Tuesday night's Café Carlyle show celebrating the varied compositions of Frank Wildhorn, the Grammy and Tony Award-winning composer quoted his frequent collaborator, lyricist Jack Murphy, as once offering that “Great singers are a songwriter's best friends.” Even though Murphy's thought is hardly original, no words could be more true after listening to the scintillating songstress Jane Monheit and the performing powerhouse Clint Holmes deliver 16 solid songs that but wouldn't exactly be called classic examples of what passes for the late 20th century Great American Songbook. (more...)

Judy Collins Set for Bay Area Cabaret, 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Bay Area Cabaret has announced that due to an unavoidable scheduling conflict, Stacey Kent, originally scheduled to perform on March 15, has been forced to postpone her appearance to next season. In her place, Bay Area Cabaret will present Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter JUDY COLLINS. With a crystalline voice that famously introduced generations to her own interpretations of songs by Joni Mitchell ('Both Sides Now'), The Beatles ('In My Life'), Bob Dylan ('Mr. Tambourine Man') and others in a career that has spanned more than 50 years, Ms. Collins holds a remarkable place in the music lexicon. Her repertoire encompasses folk music, show tunes, pop, and rock and roll. Ms. Collins will perform one-night-only, 8pm, Saturday, March 15, at the historic Venetian Room of the Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason Street. Subscriber tickets for Stacey Kent will be honored and additional tickets for non-subscribers ($65, plus a limited number of $100 premium seats) are now available at www.bayareacabaret.org or by phone at City Box Office (415) 392-4400. (more...)

Kelrik Productions Stages THE WIZARD OF OZ, Now thru 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2014

Follow the yellow brick road to Kelrik Productions' newest offering, THE WIZARD OF OZ, to be staged at the Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center from tonight, January 25 - February 2. (more...)

Segerstrom Center for the Arts to Welcome Maureen McGovern & Jimmy Webb, 4/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

A dream cabaret pairing comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts when Grammy® Award-winning artist Jimmy Webb and Grammy and Drama Desk-nominated vocalist Maureen McGovern perform three concerts in their Cabaret Series debuts April 11 - 13 in Samueli Theater. This will also be Webb's Center debut, while McGovern appeared at the Center during the 2004 - 2005 Broadway Series as Marmee in the national tour of Little Women. The New York Times proclaims McGovern as "blessed with a vocal technique second to none" and says that Webb is "at the top of his game." (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: BroadwayWorld.com Visits Oz!
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 24, 2014

Today we are taking a behind the scenes look at the incredible preparation and awesomely impressive final production celebrating BroadwayWorld's 10th anniversary: BROADWAYWORLD.COM VISITS OZ! (more...)

Donna Vivino Celebrates BEAUTIFUL DREAMER Release with Show at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Donna Vivino, the rising Broadway and vocal star, will celebrate the release of Beautiful Dreamer - her debut solo album from Ghostlight Records - with a special performance at 54 Below tonight, January 23 at 9:30 PM. The veteran of Broadway's 'Wicked' and 'Les Miserables,' Vivino will reprise her solo concert 'It's Not Easy Being Green' with special numbers from the new recording. (more...)

TUTS to Welcome THE WIZARD OF OZ National Tour, March 4-16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced that the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of The Wizard of Oz will play March 4 - 16 at Hobby Center's Sarofim Hall. Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts' desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for the whole family. (more...)

Off Broadway Alliance Kicks Off '20at20' Deal For 48 Shows Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

The Off Broadway Alliance will again sponsor 20at20, the bi-annual celebration of Off Broadway. The popular promotion, which begins today, January 21st and continues through February 9th, makes $20 tickets available for 48 Off Broadway plays and musicals twenty minutes prior to curtain. Now in its 8th year, 20at20 has become one of New York's most eagerly-anticipated promotions for budget-conscious theatre-goers. (more...)

Kritzerland to Present KRITZERLAND AT THE MOVIES, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents KRITZERLAND AT THE MOVIES on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ 75th Anniversary Anthology Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 14, 2014

A special new retrospective audio collection featuring Judy Garland and the iconic original cast of the unforgettable motion picture musical mainstay THE WIZARD OF OZ is now available. (more...)

Danielle Wade to Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ at Segerstrom Center, 2/11-23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced casting for the Orange County engagement of the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ. The show will play at Segerstrom Hall from February 11 - 23, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE WIZARD OF OZ Set for Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center January 25 - February 2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2014

Follow the yellow brick road to Kelrik Productions' newest offering, THE WIZARD OF OZ, to be staged at the Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center from January 25 - February 2. You will be swept away by our celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film. The entire (more...)

The Boca Raton Theatre Guild Presents MARILYN: FOREVER BLONDE, 11/21-12/1 & 1/9-11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

A photo shoot in the summer of 1962. As screen icon Marilyn Monroe poses for her photographer she finds herself wondering what it might be like if she had it to do all over again. In Marilyn: Forever Blonde, the legendary actress reveals much of what we know - but even more about what we don't know - of the roller coaster ride she took from the orphanage to the silver screen. It is a fascinating and provocative journey. (more...)

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF SONG Celebrates One-Year Anniversary Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Tonight, January 10, 2014, The Wonderful Wizard of Song, The Music of Oz Composer Harold Arlen, which started previews on December 17, 2012, and opened officially on January 10, 2013, will celebrate its one year anniversary at The St. Luke's Theatre (308 W 46th Street). (more...)

Chita Rivera to Bring 80th Birthday Celebration to Bay Area Cabaret, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

Bay Area Cabaret presents the one and only Broadway legend Chita Rivera in a unique solo concert event celebrating her 80th Birthday: CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION. The nine-time Tony nominee, two-time Tony Award winner (Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Rink) and first Hispanic woman ever to receive the Kennedy Center Honor, will share perspectives and recreate signature moments from her legendary career. (more...)

Boca Raton Theatre Guild Stages MARILYN: FOREVER BLONDE, Now thru 1/11
by Carol Kassie - Jan 09, 2014

A photo shoot in the summer of 1962. As screen icon Marilyn Monroe poses for her photographer she finds herself wondering what it might be like if she had it to do all over again. In Marilyn: Forever Blonde, the legendary actress reveals much of what we know - but even more about what we don't know - of the roller coaster ride she took from the orphanage to the silver screen. It is a fascinating and provocative journey. (more...)

The Boca Raton Theatre Guild Presents MARILYN: FOREVER BLONDE, 11/21-12/1 & 1/9-11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

A photo shoot in the summer of 1962. As screen icon Marilyn Monroe poses for her photographer she finds herself wondering what it might be like if she had it to do all over again. In Marilyn: Forever Blonde, the legendary actress reveals much of what we know - but even more about what we don't know - of the roller coaster ride she took from the orphanage to the silver screen. It is a fascinating and provocative journey. (more...)

Donna Vivino to Celebrate BEAUTIFUL DREAMER Release with Show at 54 Below, 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

DONNA VIVINO, the rising Broadway and vocal star, will celebrate the release of Beautiful Dreamer - her debut solo album from Ghostlight Records - with a special performance at 54 Below on Thursday, January 23 at 9:30 PM. The veteran of Broadway's "Wicked" and "Les Miserables," Vivino will reprise her solo concert "It's Not Easy Being Green" with special numbers from the new recording. She will be joined by Musical Director Ken Levinsky on piano and Jeff Ganz on bass. The album was released in stores and via online outlets December 10, 2013. (more...)

Grammy and Drama Desk Nominee Maureen McGovern Headlines FABULOUS PALMS SPRINGS FOLLIES, Beg. Tonight
by David Green - Jan 07, 2014

Maureen McGovern has been called the singer with 'The Stradivarius Voice,' so tremendous is her talent. Her 40-year career has encompassed recording, song writing, concerts, radio, television, film and Broadway, and is about to begin her second show-stopping stint with The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, appearing tonight, January 7 through March 8, 2014. McGovern made her Broadway debut in The Pirates of Penzance in 1981. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ National Tour Headed to Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Now thru 1/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

Andrew Lloyd Webber's new production of The Wizard of Oz makes its anticipated South Florida premiere at Broward Center for the Performing Arts from tonight, January 7 - 19, 2014. (more...)

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