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Date Of Birth:
April 16, 1924
Date Of Death:
June 14, 1994 (70)
Birth Place:
Cleveland, OH, USA
Gender: Male
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Henry Mancini News

Date of Birth: April 16, 1924
Date of Death: June 14, 1994 (70)
Birth Place: Cleveland, OH, USA
Gender: Male
The Diamonds' Dave Somerville Dies at 81The Diamonds' Dave Somerville Dies at 81
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

David-Troy Somerville, co-founder and original lead singer of the 1950's rock 'n' roll vocal group The Diamonds and known to music fans around the world as 'Diamond Dave' Somerville, passed away early Tuesday morning in Santa Barbara from cancer. He was 81. (more...)

Obituary for Dave Somerville of The DiamondsObituary for Dave Somerville of The Diamonds
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

David-Troy Somerville, co-founder and original lead singer of the 1950's rock 'n' roll vocal group The Diamonds and known to music fans around the world as “Diamond Dave” Somerville, passed away early Tuesday morning in Santa Barbara from cancer. He was 81. (more...)

Zoe Wanamaker & John Dagleish Set for Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's HARLEQUINADEZoe Wanamaker & John Dagleish Set for Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's HARLEQUINADE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Further casting for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's Plays at the Garrick season has been announced. John Dagleish and Zoe Wanamaker are to appear in Harlequinade, with John also joining the company of The Winter's Tale. The two productions will play in repertory at the Garrick theatre from 17 October 2015 until 16 January 2016. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Ogunquit's VICTOR/VICTORIA Says Vive la DifferenceBWW REVIEW: Ogunquit's VICTOR/VICTORIA Says Vive la Difference
by Jan Nargi - Jul 8, 2015

VICTOR/VICTORIA's gender-bending exploration of sexual identity and orientation may have seemed fresh, even daring, in 1982, but by the time it hit Broadway in 1995 it was already a bit tame. Today in a 20th anniversary production at Maine's Ogunquit Playhouse, it feels downright quaint when compared to the courage of Caitlyn Jenner and the recent Supreme Court ruling finally making Marriage Equality the law of the land. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lisa Brescia in Ogunquit Playhouse's VICTOR/VICTORIAPhoto Flash: First Look at Lisa Brescia in Ogunquit Playhouse's VICTOR/VICTORIA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

It's the 20th anniversary of Broadway's tender and funny, smart and sexy Victor/ Victoria and the Ogunquit Playhouse is celebrating by mounting a full-scale glamorous production of the musical comedy June 24 to July 18, complete with the original Broadway and touring sets designed by Robin Wagnerand costumes by Willa Kim. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Lisa Brescia, George Dvorsky and More in Highlights of Ogunquit's VICTOR/VICTORIASTAGE TUBE: First Look at Lisa Brescia, George Dvorsky and More in Highlights of Ogunquit's VICTOR/VICTORIA
by Stage Tube - Jul 6, 2015

It's the 20th anniversary of Broadway's tender and funny, smart and sexy Victor/ Victoria and the Ogunquit Playhouse is celebrating by mounting a full-scale glamorous production of the musical comedy, June 24 to July 18, complete with the original Broadway and touring sets designed by Robin Wagner and costumes by Willa Kim.  Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: JEFF MACAULEY's Charming, Sophisticated Tribute to the Music of Henry Mancini Hits All the Right Notes at the Metropolitan RoomBWW Reviews: JEFF MACAULEY's Charming, Sophisticated Tribute to the Music of Henry Mancini Hits All the Right Notes at the Metropolitan Room
by Remy Block - Jul 2, 2015

In Mr. Lucky, Jeff Macauley's urbane cabaret show featuring the songs of Henry Mancini, (which recently finished a three-show run at the Metropolitan Room) you learn that the famed composer came by his luck and success the old-fashioned way: single-minded purpose fueled by hard work and determination. Yet, Macauley, a former Bistro Award winner, makes telling Mancini's story look so easy. Debonair in his impeccable suit and fashionable specs, the singer uses a light touch to deliver songs he was determined to bring out of the background and into the spotlight. (more...)

BWW Reviews: EVAN STERN & STEVE ROSS Are Utterly Charming at The Player's Club In Examining Southern Influence On the Songs of Johnny MercerBWW Reviews: EVAN STERN & STEVE ROSS Are Utterly Charming at The Player's Club In Examining Southern Influence On the Songs of Johnny Mercer
by Alix Cohen - Jul 1, 2015

Monday night at the upstairs library at The Player's Club, young actor/vocalist Evan Stern collaborated with one of cabaret's treasures, the veteran pianist/arranger/vocalist Steve Ross on a show illuminating the influence of a southern upbringing on the work of iconic songwriter and Savannah, Georgia native Johnny Mercer. The piece was beautifully put together with Stern's intermittent repartee (never dropping a musical stitch), reflecting his skills as an actor as well as a writer. (more...)

Re-imagined JEKYLL & HYDE Musical to Play Australia with WICKED StarRe-imagined JEKYLL & HYDE Musical to Play Australia with WICKED Star
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

This is the moment! Producers John Frost and Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini today announced the cast for the Australian premiere of the reimagined production of the acclaimed musical thriller Jekyll & Hyde, which will play from 8 December, 2015 at the Princess Theatre, Melbourne, followed by a season from 6 March, 2016 at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse's VICTOR / VICTORIA, Starring Lisa Brescia, Hits the Stage This MonthOgunquit Playhouse's VICTOR / VICTORIA, Starring Lisa Brescia, Hits the Stage This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

It's the 20th anniversary of Broadway's tender and funny, smart and sexy Victor/ Victoria and the Ogunquit Playhouse is celebrating by mounting a full-scale glamorous production of the musical comedy June 24 to July 18, complete with the original Broadway and touring sets designed by Robin Wagner and costumes by Willa Kim. (more...)

PURE IMAGINATION to Premiere at St. James TheatrePURE IMAGINATION to Premiere at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Pure Imagination celebrates the songs of Leslie Bricusse, one of the most prolific and well loved film and musical theatre songwriters of our time. (more...)

Composer James Newton Howard Named New Artistic Director Of The Henry Mancini Institute At University Of Miami Frost School Of MusicComposer James Newton Howard Named New Artistic Director Of The Henry Mancini Institute At University Of Miami Frost School Of Music
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

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The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents the 2015-2016 Season of the FIDDLESTICKS FAMILY CONCERT SERIES PRESENTED BY MACY'SThe Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents the 2015-2016 Season of the FIDDLESTICKS FAMILY CONCERT SERIES PRESENTED BY MACY'S
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra proudly announced the 2015-2016 season of the fun-filled, family-friendly Fiddlesticks Family Concerts Presented by Macy's series. (more...)

Electronic Music Academy Launches First-ever 'DJ Camp' at LA Recording SchoolElectronic Music Academy Launches First-ever 'DJ Camp' at LA Recording School
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

The Electronic Music Academy 'DJ Camp' is coming to the newly renovated, historic Ivar Theatre at The Los Angeles Recording School, May 28 to June 1, 2015. (more...)

N.C. Symphony to Perform BEST OF BROADWAY, 4/17-18N.C. Symphony to Perform BEST OF BROADWAY, 4/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The North Carolina Symphony continues its 2014-15 Pops Series with three performances that feature unforgettable music from the Broadway stage in "Best of Broadway," on Friday, April 17 at 8 p.m., and Saturday, April 18, at 3 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. Led by Resident Conductor William Henry Curry, the concerts will take place in Meymandi Concert Hall. Also featured will be vocalists Kathy Voytko, Richard Todd Adams, Ron Remke, and Ted Keegan, singing songs from some of Broadway's greatest composers, including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Leonard Bernstein, Meredith Willson, Henry Mancini, and more. (more...)

HUNGER GAMES Composer James Newton Howard to Be Honored at HOLLYWOOD IN VIENNA This FallHUNGER GAMES Composer James Newton Howard to Be Honored at HOLLYWOOD IN VIENNA This Fall
by Movies News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Founder and CEO of 'Hollywood in Vienna' Sandra Tomek is excited to welcome distinguished composer James Newton Howard as the guest of honor and recipient of the Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award. The annual film music gala 'Hollywood in Vienna,' now in its eighth year, will take place on October 15th and 16th, 2015 at the historic Wiener Konzerthaus (Vienna Concert Hall) in Vienna, Austria. (more...)

JEFF MACAULEY Celebrates Henry Mancini Songbook With New Show at Metropolitan Room Opening 4/15JEFF MACAULEY Celebrates Henry Mancini Songbook With New Show at Metropolitan Room Opening 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

After two years performing his highly praised show, It Was Me, honoring the songbook of famed lyricist Norman Gimbel at New York's Don't Tell Mama, Bistro Award-winning vocalist and BroadwayWorld.com 'Best Male Vocalist' nominee Jeff Macauley presents a new show this spring at New York's Metropolitan Room. In Mr. Lucky, Macauley will celebrate the music of the iconic composer Henry Mancini. Macauley's orchestra for Mr. Lucky will be Award-winning Musical Director/pianist and arranger Tex Arnold with Jon Burr on bass. Opening night of the three-show run is April 15, 2015, with additional shows on May 6 and June 17. All shows are on Wednesday nights at 9:30 pm. The Metropolitan Room is at 34 West 22nd Street, NY, NY 10010, 212-206-0440. (more...)

New Version of JEKYLL AND HYDE Headed to Australia Late This Year; Christopher Renshaw to DirectNew Version of JEKYLL AND HYDE Headed to Australia Late This Year; Christopher Renshaw to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost and Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini today announced they will present a new version of the acclaimed musical thriller Jekyll and Hyde in Australia commencing in late 2015, directed by Christopher Renshaw (The King and I, Legends!) and designed by Gabriela Tylesova (Cosi Fan Tutte, Love Never Dies). (more...)

SISTER ACT, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT and More Set for Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015 SeasonSISTER ACT, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT and More Set for Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse will have you kicking up your heels for five spectacular musicals slated to hit the stage for the legendary theatre's 83rd season. The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to be the first regional theatre in the U.S. to produce the smash hits Million Dollar Quartet and Sister Act as well as being among the first in the nation to bring the delightful musical comedy Nice Work if You Can Get It and the blockbuster musical Saturday Night Fever to the stage. Rounding out the 2015 season is the glamorous Broadway musical comedy classic Victor/Victoria. And once again the Ogunquit Playhouse and the Music Hall will partner to bring the quintessential holiday musical White Christmas to the historic Portsmouth stage, extending the Playhouse season all the way to December 20th! (more...)

Henry Holloway Announces New MemoirHenry Holloway Announces New Memoir
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

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