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  • Arthur Francis

  • Date Of Birth:
    December 06, 1896
    Date Of Death:
    August 17, 1983 (86)
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    New York, NY
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    Patti LuPone, Marilyn Maye, Nellie McKay, Goodspeed Writers Colony and More Set for 54 Below This SpringPatti LuPone, Marilyn Maye, Nellie McKay, Goodspeed Writers Colony and More Set for 54 Below This Spring
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

    This April and May, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

    BWW Previews: Spring High School Musical Season, 2015!BWW Previews: Spring High School Musical Season, 2015!
    by Maggie Yates - Mar 31, 2015

    Santa Barbara high school students bring audiences a range of exciting musicals, including Legally Blonde, Crazy for You, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Young Frankenstein. (more...)

    OH, KAY!, GOLDEN BOY, WONDERFUL TOWN and More Set for Musicals Tonight!'s 2015-16 SeasonOH, KAY!, GOLDEN BOY, WONDERFUL TOWN and More Set for Musicals Tonight!'s 2015-16 Season
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

    Musicals Tonight! has announced its 2015-16 season. Scroll down for details! (more...)

    Patti LuPone, BROADWAY LOVES SAM SMITH & More Set for 54 Below This WeekPatti LuPone, BROADWAY LOVES SAM SMITH & More Set for 54 Below This Week
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

    Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

    Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for March 30-April 5, Featuring Patti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for March 30-April 5, Featuring Patti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan, and More!
    by Louisa Brady - Mar 29, 2015

    Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: NAMT Songwriter Spotlight Featuring Adam Gwon, Greg Hildreth, Kate Wetherhead, & More; 54 Sings Chess; Patti LuPone: The Lady with the Torch; After Midnight Reunion Concert; and Broadway Loves Sam Smith Featuring Jeremy Jordan, Ben Platt, and More. (more...)

    BWW Reviews:  Audra McDonald Mesmerizes at StrathmoreBWW Reviews: Audra McDonald Mesmerizes at Strathmore
    by Jennifer Perry - Mar 28, 2015

    I could probably write a one sentence review of Audra McDonald's concert at Bethesda's magnificent Music Center at Strathmore that would sum up my reaction quite well. It would read something like this: Audra is perfection and can do anything. (more...)

    Photo Flash: Go Behind-the-Scenes with AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Costume and Scenic Designer Bob CrowleyPhoto Flash: Go Behind-the-Scenes with AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Costume and Scenic Designer Bob Crowley
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2015

    The new Broadway musical, An American in Paris began previews on March 13 and will open on Sunday, April 12 at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street.). The team recently posted behind-the-scenes photos of designer Bob Crowley's costume renderings, set models, and more to Facebook. Check out the pictures below! (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...)

    Jake Broder, Elijah Rock and Angela Teek to Star in WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN at The Colony, 4/15-5/17Jake Broder, Elijah Rock and Angela Teek to Star in WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN at The Colony, 4/15-5/17
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

    The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the final production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the Los Angeles Premiere of WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN A Musical Play by Joseph Vass, directed by David Ellenstein, Musical Director Kevin Toney, Musical Arranger Joseph Vass. WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN will preview on Wednesday, April 15; Thursday, April 16; and Friday, April 17 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, April 18 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, May 17. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: Anika Larsen Charms at BirdlandBWW Reviews: Anika Larsen Charms at Birdland
    by David Clarke - Mar 25, 2015

    Celebrating the release of SING YOU TO SLEEP, Anika Larsen made her solo concert debut at Birdland on Monday, March 23. Joined by her BEAUTIFUL castmates Jessie Mueller and Jarrod Spector and her XANADU castmate Kenita Miller, Larsen's set featured songs from her album and thematically appropriate solos that featured her guests' talents too. Thus, the evening was the perfect night cap to an otherwise manic Monday. (more...)

    Cast Set for Musicals Tonight's PARDON MY ENGLISH Staged ConcertCast Set for Musicals Tonight's PARDON MY ENGLISH Staged Concert
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

    Pardon My English has a book by Herbert Fields and Morrie Ryskind, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin. The production opened on Broadway on January 20, 1933 at the Majestic Theatre and ran for 43 performances. (more...)

    Photo Flash: Backstage at AN AMERICAN IN PARIS with Lily Tomlin and Denny Dillon!Photo Flash: Backstage at AN AMERICAN IN PARIS with Lily Tomlin and Denny Dillon!
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

    The new Broadway musical, An American in Paris is currently in previews at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street.) An American In Paris is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. Inspired by the Academy-Award winning film,An American in Paris brings this classic tale to Broadway for the first time with music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Tony nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Craig Lucas. Lily Tomlin and Denny Dillon saw the show last night and you can check out photos from backstage below! (more...)

    Tony Nominee Annaleigh Ashford Comes to the Venetian Room Next MonthTony Nominee Annaleigh Ashford Comes to the Venetian Room Next Month
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

    Bay Area Cabaret, the organization dedicated to presenting world renowned artists who expand the definition of cabaret, presents the versatile Tony-nominated Broadway and television star Annaleigh Ashford in her West Coast cabaret debut. (more...)

    Goodspeed to Honor Tony Walton at 2015 RAZZLE DAZZLE Gala This JuneGoodspeed to Honor Tony Walton at 2015 RAZZLE DAZZLE Gala This June
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

    ?Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to announce that Tony, Emmy and Academy Award-winner Tony Walton will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. (more...)

    Tommy Tune, Patti Murin & More Will Reunite to Create LADY, BE GOOD Cast AlbumTommy Tune, Patti Murin & More Will Reunite to Create LADY, BE GOOD Cast Album
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

    Just last month, Tommy Tune, Colin Donnell, Danny Gardner, Jeff Hiller, Erin Mackey, Patti Murin, Douglas Sills, Jennifer Laura Thompson and Kirsten Wyatt starred in George and Ira Gershwin's Lady, Be Good, the opening production of New York City Center's 2015 Encores! season. Now BroadwayWorld has learned that the company will soon reunite to create a cast album. A release date has not yet been announced. (more...)

    BEAUTIFUL's Anika Larsen Brings SING YOU TO SLEEP to Birdland TonightBEAUTIFUL's Anika Larsen Brings SING YOU TO SLEEP to Birdland Tonight
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

    ANIKA LARSEN, the 2014 Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner currently starring on Broadway in Beautiful -- The Carole King Musical, will introduce her debut solo CD Sing you to Sleep with a special concert at Birdland Jazz Club as part of the 'Broadway at Birdland' series tonight, March 23 at 7:00 PM. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: Tony Yazbeck's THE FLOOR ABOVE ME at 54 Below is SpellbindingBWW Reviews: Tony Yazbeck's THE FLOOR ABOVE ME at 54 Below is Spellbinding
    by David Clarke - Mar 17, 2015

    Tony Yazbeck returned to 54 Below with The Floor Above Me, his tap filled cabaret show. Co-written and Co-directed by Yazbeck and Howard Emanuel, it explores the charismatic performers love for dance, his road to Broadway, and his career. Yazbeck unleashes his larger-than-life charm and talent, gifting audiences with a spellbinding performance. (more...)

    LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER Continues in April with Billy Porter & Norm LewisLIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER Continues in April with Billy Porter & Norm Lewis
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

    Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - continues its 40th anniversary season with two outstanding concerts form Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, featuringBilly Porter (April 3) and Norm Lewis (April 10). Six-time Tony Award-winning actress and singer Audra McDonald will host each broadcast. Details follow below. (more...)

    Ben Vereen, Tony Yazbeck & More Set for 54 Below This WeekBen Vereen, Tony Yazbeck & More Set for 54 Below This Week
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

    Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

    BWW TV Exclusive: Spotlight on the Cast of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS- Meet Candy OlsenBWW TV Exclusive: Spotlight on the Cast of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS- Meet Candy Olsen
    by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 13, 2015

    Following an acclaimed tryout at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, An American in Paris is currently in rehearsals for its upcoming Broadway run at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street). Previews begin Friday, March 13, 2015 for a Sunday, April 12, 2015 opening night. An American In Paris is the romantic story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a new video series, which will help you get to know cast members before previews begin. Check back daily to hear from the cast before performances start, and click below to meet ensemble member Candy Olsen. (more...)

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