Harry Ruby News

Date of Birth: January 27, 1895
Date of Death: February 23, 1974 (79)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Reviews: Displaying Vintage Performing Savoir Faire, DANNY BACHER Swings The Louis'--Armstrong, Prima, Jordan--at the Metropolitan RoomBWW Reviews: Displaying Vintage Performing Savoir Faire, DANNY BACHER Swings The Louis'--Armstrong, Prima, Jordan--at the Metropolitan Room
by Alix Cohen - Jun 28, 2015

Danny Bacher has the performance ease of an artist who's spent twice his years on the circuit. His preternatural feel for swing delivers scrupulous control, hip, unfussy phrasing, nuanced inflection, and the kind of fluent, savory scat “wordless vocables” I haven't heard from a man in some time, certainly not one so young. His soprano saxophone and singing are so like one another in attitude and energy, Bacher epitomizes the musician whose instrument acts as solid manifestation of voice. His new CD release celebration show at the Metropolitan Room, Swing That Music (last performance of a four-show run today at 4 pm) is a jazz tribute to the three Louis: Louis Armstrong--Satchmo (1901-1971), Louis Prima--The King of Swing before Benny Goodman came along (1910-1978), and Louis Jordan--King of the Jukebox (1908-1975.) Musical numbers get along like the old friends they are, brushing shoulders, poking one another in the ribs, slapping backs. The show is well paced with next to no patter. Danny Bacher is the real deal; a musician to watch. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH Sing and Dance at A.R.T.BWW REVIEW: THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH Sing and Dance at A.R.T.
by Jan Nargi - May 15, 2015

In the famous 1960s hit 'Is That All There Is?' by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Peggy Lee croons the melancholy lyric, 'If that's all there is, my friend, then, let's keep dancing. Let's break out the booze and have a ball, if that's all there is.' While this song ironically doesn't make it into the eclectic catalog of tunes that fuel THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH: AN APOCALYPTIC VAUDEVILLE, currently in its world premiere at the A.R.T. in Cambridge, it could easily have become the show's theme song. When a flood of epic proportions wipes out all but two scraggly survivors, played as a pair of Estragon and Vladimir-style hobos by Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac, there is very little left for them to do but sing and dance. (more...)

BWW Reviews: KATHRYN ALLEN Holds Court On Jazz Singing Great Anita O'Day at The Cutting RoomBWW Reviews: KATHRYN ALLEN Holds Court On Jazz Singing Great Anita O'Day at The Cutting Room
by Remy Block - Mar 10, 2015

When Kathryn Allyn, an opera singer now turned Great American Songbook chanteuse, took the stage at The Cutting Room last Tuesday night, she was all va-va-voom in a curve-hugging Valentine red dress. She joined her crackerjack band-musical director Frank Ponzio, bassist Tom Hubbard, and drummer Vito Leszack-to perform homage to her favorite jazz and big band singer Anita O'Day, whose heyday came between the World War II era through the early 1960s. (more...)

Hunter Foster Will Return to Bucks County Playhouse to Direct NATIONAL PASTIME & COMPANY; Full Season Announced!Hunter Foster Will Return to Bucks County Playhouse to Direct NATIONAL PASTIME & COMPANY; Full Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Three musicals and two plays - along with the return of the 2nd OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN FESTIVAL for lyricists - will comprise the historic BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE's 76th anniversary season in New Hope, Pa. starting in April, it has been announced by the Playhouse's producing team of Tony Award-winning producers, Alexander Fraser, Robyn Goodman, Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler. (more...)

Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble to Reconstruct HELEN OF TROY Musical This WinterMedicine Show Theatre Ensemble to Reconstruct HELEN OF TROY Musical This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble, one of New York's longest-running experimental theatres, is excited to announce the return of the 'lost' classic Broadway musical, Helen of Troy, New York. Medicine Show has reconstructed the lost 1923 show to bring it back to New York audiences. The production will run for just five weeks, opening Friday, January 16, 2015 and closing Sunday, February, 15, 2015. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 5/04/2014Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 5/04/2014
by BWW - May 4, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/04/2014 for Denver (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 4/27/2014Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/27/2014 for Denver (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 4/20/2014Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 4/20/2014
by BWW - Apr 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2014 for Denver (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 4/13/2014Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Denver (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 4/06/2014Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Denver (more...)

ANIMAL CRACKERS Plays The Stage Theatre, Now thru 5/11ANIMAL CRACKERS Plays The Stage Theatre, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

ANIMAL CRACKERS, with Book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, Music & Lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, and Adapted by Henry Wishcamper with Original Orchestrations by Doug Peck, will run today, April 4 - May 11 in The Stage Theatre. Press night is Thursday, April 10 at 6:30pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 3/30/2014Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Denver (more...)

ANIMAL CRACKERS to Play The Stage Theatre, 4/4-5/11ANIMAL CRACKERS to Play The Stage Theatre, 4/4-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

ANIMAL CRACKERS, with Book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, Music & Lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, and Adapted by Henry Wishcamper with Original Orchestrations by Doug Peck, will run April 4 - May 11 in The Stage Theatre. Press night is Thursday, April 10 at 6:30pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 10/06/2013Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 10/06/2013
by BWW - Oct 6, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/06/2013 for Baltimore (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 9/29/2013Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 9/29/2013
by BWW - Sep 29, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/29/2013 for Baltimore (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Bruce Randolph Nelson, Jonathan Brody, Brad Aldous & More in ANIMAL CRACKERSPhoto Flash: First Look at Bruce Randolph Nelson, Jonathan Brody, Brad Aldous & More in ANIMAL CRACKERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

Center Stage officially kicks off the 2013-14 Season with Animal Crackers, the classic toe-tapping, knee-slapping Marx Brothers musical. Under the direction of BJ Jones, Animal Crackers will run through October 13. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production shots below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: ANIMAL CRACKERS at Center Stage - Groucho is Full of GustoBWW Reviews: ANIMAL CRACKERS at Center Stage - Groucho is Full of Gusto
by Charles Shubow - Sep 23, 2013

The histrionics of the amazing Marx Brothers are brought back to life with Bruce Randolph Nelson playing Groucho. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 9/22/2013Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 9/22/2013
by BWW - Sep 22, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/22/2013 for Baltimore (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 9/15/2013Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 9/15/2013
by BWW - Sep 15, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/15/2013 for Baltimore (more...)

Center Stage's ANIMAL CRACKERS Opens TonightCenter Stage's ANIMAL CRACKERS Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

Tonight Center Stage officially kicks off the 2013-14 Season with the Opening Night of Animal Crackers, the classic toe-tapping, knee-slapping Marx Brothers musical. Under the direction of BJ Jones, Animal Crackers will run through October 13. (more...)

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