Harold Arlen News

Date of Birth: February 15, 1905
Date of Death: April 23, 1986 (81)
Birth Place: Buffalo, NY, USA
Gender: Male
TSO POPS to Present AS HEARD ON TV with Nicole Parker, April 14-15TSO POPS to Present AS HEARD ON TV with Nicole Parker, April 14-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

TSO POPS presents AS HEARD ON TV with Special Guest Nicole Parker and TSO Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke on April 14 & 15, 2015 at Roy Thomson Hall. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Michael Feinstein Takes Audience Over the Rainbow with Tribute to E.Y. 'Yip' Harburg at Carnegie HallBWW Reviews: Michael Feinstein Takes Audience Over the Rainbow with Tribute to E.Y. 'Yip' Harburg at Carnegie Hall
by Alix Cohen - Mar 27, 2015

Wednesday night, Michael Feinstein's estimable series Standard Time once again held forth in Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, this time celebrating lyricist E.Y. “Yip” Harburg. Feinstein was joined by guest vocalists Catherine Russell, Nancy Anderson and Malcom Gets. The evening was beautifully put together with anecdotes, history, film clips, and Harburg's amusing poetry. Michael Feinstein's erudition weighs in with his meticulous treatment of The American Songbook and his suave and savory role as host. (more...)

Teal Wicks & Friends to Reimagine Harold Arlen Tunes at 54 Below, 4/12Teal Wicks & Friends to Reimagine Harold Arlen Tunes at 54 Below, 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

From Harlem's Cotton Club to the Golden Age of Hollywood, Harold Arlen's natural ease for jazz and blues gave him a distinct voice in the Great American Songbook. Inspired by their mutual love for the strain of an Arlen tune, Broadway leading lady Teal Wicks (Finding Neverland, Wicked, Jekyll and Hyde) and music director Steven Jamail offer an intimate evening of song exploring the work of their favorite composer. (more...)

Steve Martin, Joan Baez & More Added to National Recording RegistrySteve Martin, Joan Baez & More Added to National Recording Registry
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

National Recording Registry To “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive”. Joan Baez, Sly Stone, Steve Martin Recordings Named American Treasures (more...)

HANA'S SUITCASE, ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER, SCARBERIA and More Set for Young People's Theatre's 50th Anniversary SeasonHANA'S SUITCASE, ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER, SCARBERIA and More Set for Young People's Theatre's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Young People's Theatre is thrilled to announce the playbill for its 2015/16 50th Anniversary Season, a milestone marked by the return of beloved audience favourites, re-imagined classics and innovative new work, each a testament to YPT founder Susan Rubes's statement: Only the best is good enough for children. (more...)

STORMY WEATHER Starring Lena Horne Blu-ray Now AvailableSTORMY WEATHER Starring Lena Horne Blu-ray Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 21, 2015

Lena Horne in a Harold Arlen movie musical classic! (more...)

Lakewood Theatre Company Sets 2015-16 Season: ANYTHING GOES, GOLDEN BOY & MoreLakewood Theatre Company Sets 2015-16 Season: ANYTHING GOES, GOLDEN BOY & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Lakewood Theatre Company will begin its 63rd season with six productions on its Mainstage and three productions on its Side Door stage beginning July 10, 2015. (more...)

Karen Wyman to Perform at the Iridium Jazz Club, 5/26Karen Wyman to Perform at the Iridium Jazz Club, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

KAREN WYMAN - the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist currently celebrating a renaissance since her days performing on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and "The Dean Martin Show" - will debut at Iridium Jazz Club on Tuesday, May 26 at 8:30 PM and 10:30 PM. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Audra McDonald, a Living LegendBWW Reviews: Audra McDonald, a Living Legend
by Guest Blogger: Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Mar 12, 2015

If there ever was a noted voice from heaven, I would have to say that this title belongs to Audra McDonald. Whenever you have the opportunity to witness an artist in a concert setting, you either fall deeper in love with them, or you are pushed away by their energy in this more intimate space. With McDonald, what you see on Broadway is what you get in person. (more...)

MusicalFare's Premier Cabaret Sets March ShowsMusicalFare's Premier Cabaret Sets March Shows
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

MusicalFare Theatre has announced THREE upcoming events in their Premier Center Cabaret. (more...)

In The Wings Productions to Stage THE WIZARD OF OZ, LEGALLY BLONDE & GYPSY at Snug Harbor Music HallIn The Wings Productions to Stage THE WIZARD OF OZ, LEGALLY BLONDE & GYPSY at Snug Harbor Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

In The Wings Productions, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tanya Glassman and Producer Adam Glassman, announces the 2015 season of musicals to be presented at Snug Harbor Music Hall. (more...)

Patti LuPone Returns to 54 Below Next MonthPatti LuPone Returns to 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone returns to 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, in her acclaimed concert, 'The Lady with The Torch,' April 2 - 14, 2015. (more...)

VIDEO: Stephen Schwartz & More Appear in Trailer for New Documentary THE SOUND OF OZVIDEO: Stephen Schwartz & More Appear in Trailer for New Documentary THE SOUND OF OZ
by Movies News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Aaron Harburg, great-grandson of The Wizard of Oz lyricist E.Y. 'Yip' Harburg has begun production on The Sound of Oz. The feature-length documentary honors both his great-grandfather and Oz composer Harold Arlen. (more...)

Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen announced today the casting for HAIR: Retrospection, under his direction. (more...)

Joe Iconis' DIARY OF A WIMPY KID Musical & More Will Premiere at Minneapolis' Children's Theatre CompanyJoe Iconis' DIARY OF A WIMPY KID Musical & More Will Premiere at Minneapolis' Children's Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) celebrates 50 years as the flagship theatre for multigenerational audiences in North America with a mix of celebratory events and a continued commitment to creating new work for young audiences with a theatrical season that includes five premieres. Hailed by Time Magazine as the number one theatre for families in the nation, CTC celebrates 50 years of creating exciting new works for young audiences that have been in Beijing, Moscow, Tokyo, Canada, Scotland, most of the United States and Broadway; of being the largest and most honored theatre for multigenerational audiences in North America; and the being only theatre for young audiences to receive a Tony Award for sustained excellence. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/14-2/15/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/14-2/15/2015
by - Feb 15, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 15, 2015 - Sunday, February 15, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/15/15- Harold ArlenSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/15/15- Harold Arlen
by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2015

Today in 1905, Harold Arlen was born. Having written over 500 songs, a number of which have become known the world over, Arlen is best known for writing the songs for The Wizard of Oz, including the classic 1938 song, 'Over the Rainbow.' Arlen is a highly regarded contributor to the Great American Songbook. Harlen's music has been featured in a number of other early Broadway shows including Hooray for What!, Bloomer Girl, St. Louis Woman, House of Flowers, Mr. Imperium, Jamaica, Saratoga, and many more. (more...)

'54 SINGS,' Cast of THE LAST SHIP & More Set for 54 Below This Week'54 SINGS,' Cast of THE LAST SHIP & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

In the coming weeks, 54 Below revisits some of our favorite Broadway productions with concert events celebrating beloved scores as well as reunions bringing together original company members. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stearns Matthews' SPARK CD RELEASE SHOW Encore is WhimsicalBWW Reviews: Stearns Matthews' SPARK CD RELEASE SHOW Encore is Whimsical
by David Clarke - Feb 12, 2015

Stearns Matthews, a 2015 Bistro Award winner for Outstanding Recording, celebrated the late 2014 release of his debut album Spark last night at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Giving an encore performance of his critically lauded Spark CD Release Show, the accomplished performer and three-time MAC Award nominee entertained audiences with his whimsical set and his dazzling and bright lyric baritone instrument. (more...)

Karen Ziemba, Brent Barrett & More Set for AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel Center, 3/6Karen Ziemba, Brent Barrett & More Set for AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel Center, 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

On Friday, March 6, noted arranger Fred Barton will bring the music of Broadway and the American Songbook showmanship to the Schimmel Center at Pace University in American Showstoppers: An Evening of Irving Berlin. Hailed by George Gershwin as 'the greatest songwriter that has ever lived,' the legendary Irving Berlin composed some of the most influential and widely-known songs ever written, many of which have come to form the Great American Songbook. Fred Barton now brings the power of Berlin's Broadway sound front and center, with a hot 14-piece orchestra and a cast of 17 Broadway singers and dancers, and direction and choreography by Jason Wise. (more...)

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