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Jimmy McHugh News

Date of Birth: July 10, 1894
Date of Death: May 23, 1969 (74)
Birth Place: Boston, MA, USA
Gender: Male

by Alix Cohen - Apr 21, 2016

When Tuesday night the formidable Chita Rivera opens her debut Cafe Carlyle show, An Evening of My Favorite Songs, with "I Won't Dance" (Jerome Kern/Dorothy Fields/Jimmy McHugh), it's like watching a thoroughbred nose the racing gate. There's too little space on the small stage to do much more than shimmy, twirl, and display Bob Fosse-like arm moves; the performer exudes an urge to cut loose. At the ripe age of we-all-aspire-to-that-kind-of-unquenchable-joie-de-vivre, she shoots off sparks. (more...)

Corky Hale to Present I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU at Montalban Theatre, 5/13Corky Hale to Present I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU at Montalban Theatre, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Corky Hale presents I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU - The Life and Lyrics of Al Dubin, at the Montalban Theatre, 1615 Vine St. in Hollywood. This new musical, features lyrics by Al Dubin, music mostly by Harry Warren, book by Jerry Leichtling and Arlene Sarner, and musical direction by Gerald Sternbach. The production is directed and choreographed by Kay Cole. (more...)

BWW Review: With THE GREAT JAZZ STANDARDS, Michael Feinstein Opens This Year's Jazz at Lincoln Center's 'Jazz and Popular Song Series' With Appealing VitalityBWW Review: With THE GREAT JAZZ STANDARDS, Michael Feinstein Opens This Year's Jazz at Lincoln Center's 'Jazz and Popular Song Series' With Appealing Vitality
by Alix Cohen - Apr 16, 2016

I hear music, mighty fine music . . . Host Michael Feinstein sings with pristine bass accompaniment, as Musical Director Tedd Firth's Big Band filters in musician by musician. The sweetest sounds I ever heard . . . he continues as a light saxophone joins syncopated rhythm. Then whomp! All 17 players swing. Rarely have I heard sound design so perfectly balanced, appropriately favoring vocals. Feinstein remains smooth and easy riding the wave. 'You may wonder about the role of jazz in popular song . . . ' our host begins at the start of Jazz at Lincoln Center's first of three segments of the Jazz & Popular Song Series in the Appel Room. At a time when popular songs came and went with alacrity, jazz artists meeting for improvisational jam sessions needed pieces they all knew. Thus jazz mined popular music creating an intersection of the two art forms. Aided and abetted by four very different featured guests, Feinstein illuminates by example, not narrative. (more...)

BWW Review: Former 1960s Nightclub Performer Turned 1970s New York Mayoral Aide ARLENE WOLFF Continues Inspiring Singing Comeback at Stage 72BWW Review: Former 1960s Nightclub Performer Turned 1970s New York Mayoral Aide ARLENE WOLFF Continues Inspiring Singing Comeback at Stage 72
by Billie Roe - Dec 4, 2015

In her recent cabaret show, More Than You Know (November 23 at The Triad's Stage 72), Arlene Wolff continued a comeback that has been 50 years in the making (which started last November when she performed at the Waterwheel Café in Milford, PA). Revisiting her youth and those turbulent political years, Wolff offered up a smorgasbord of delectable “Tales from the City” over a two-hour long concert of some 22 songs, presented in a two-act format with one intermission . . . Relying on an impressive repertoire of standards, Wolff vocally revisited the classics with a smoldering propensity, impeccable phrasing and articulation--never once dropping a lyric. (more...)

BWW Review: Conjuring Cabaret's Heyday, Andrea Marcovicci Warmly Shares Some of Her Favorite Songs at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW Review: Conjuring Cabaret's Heyday, Andrea Marcovicci Warmly Shares Some of Her Favorite Songs at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Alix Cohen - Nov 21, 2015

These are timeless: Manners, elegance, wit, sincerity, lively intelligence; the ability to make it feel as if a vocalist inhabits a lyric, and as if she/he sees and is singing to you. Andrea Marcovicci, who brightened the heyday of stylish cabaret, remains undiminished in these qualities. Those who shone when the city was filled with sophisticated boites/clubs, and all fine hotels had cabaret rooms, tend to make the rest of the world look shabbier today. (more...)

VIDEOS: Frank Sinatra's First Live Radio Appearance and Other Classic On-Air MomentsVIDEOS: Frank Sinatra's First Live Radio Appearance and Other Classic On-Air Moments
by Michael Dale - Oct 2, 2015

Arguably the most influential vocalist in the history of American popular music, Frank Sinatra's 60+ years in show business have been highlighted by a wealth of magic moments from his appearances on radio. (more...)

BWW Reviews: With His Intimate Frank Sinatra Tribute Show at the Metropolitan Room, RICHARD MALAVET Raises His Vocal GameBWW Reviews: With His Intimate Frank Sinatra Tribute Show at the Metropolitan Room, RICHARD MALAVET Raises His Vocal Game
by John Hoglund - Jul 19, 2015

Near the end of his exceptional new show, Very Good Years: The Intimate Sinatra at the Metropolitan Room, Richard Malavet recalls famed radio personality William B. Williams who once said: "Frank Sinatra is the most imitated, most listened to, most recognized voice of the 20th century." Williams did not exaggerate. Consequently, in this centennial year of Sinatra's birth, there will be many observations of the man known as "The Voice." For his tribute to Sinatra, Malavet did his homework. In this meticulously researched, respectful homage, he turns his talents to the more personalized aspects of the pop star's recording years, from 1939-1968, when musically, Sinatra became synonymous with songs of heartache and loneliness. (more...)


by Billie Roe - May 31, 2015

It takes a woman of considerable wit, style, and maturity to tackle (let alone celebrate) the subject matter of men. In her new show, Celebrating Men (Bless Their Hearts), seen last Thursday night at the Metropolitan Room, happily, Charlotte Patton possesses all those traits as she leads us on her guided tour of all the various male idiosyncrasies that can drive a woman wild--or mad. (more...)

VIDEO: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett's 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby'VIDEO: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett's 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Below, get a first look at the official music video for the track from the duo's new album 'Cheek to Cheek'! (more...)

Photo: First Look - Tony Bennett Graces Cover of New Q MagazinePhoto: First Look - Tony Bennett Graces Cover of New Q Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Legendary singer Tony Bennett graces the cover of a brand new quarterly events and entertainment guide titled Q Magazine. The issue was unveiled this week by the Staten Island Advance. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga in 'But Beautiful' Studio Video!VIDEO: First Look - Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga in 'But Beautiful' Studio Video!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have just released the studio video for 'But Beautiful' from their #1 album, 'Cheek To Cheek'. Check it out below! (more...)

VIDEO: Lady Gaga Reveals Remixes of 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love'VIDEO: Lady Gaga Reveals Remixes of 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Lady Gaga turned to Twitter today to reveal #Jazzpop remixes of her collaboration with Tony Bennett on 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love', a track featured on the pair's new album 'Cheek to Cheek.' (more...)

Tony Bennett Flubs 'God Bless America' Lyrics But Still Wows the Crowd!Tony Bennett Flubs 'God Bless America' Lyrics But Still Wows the Crowd!
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Last night, legendary crooner Tony Bennett performed 'God Bless America' during the seventh-inning stretch of the Giants vs Washington Nationals game in the American League Division Series (more...)

League of American Orchestras, American Composers Orchestra and EarShot Announce Commissions for Women ComposersLeague of American Orchestras, American Composers Orchestra and EarShot Announce Commissions for Women Composers
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Julia Adolphe and Melody Eötvös will receive orchestral commissions of $15,000 each as part of a new initiative to increase opportunities for women composers, the League of American Orchestras, American Composers Orchestra, and EarShot have announced. Partnering orchestras will be announced at a later date. (more...)

VIDEO: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Perform 'But Beautiful' Live from Brussels!VIDEO: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Perform 'But Beautiful' Live from Brussels!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Below, get a first look and listen to Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga perform 'But Beautiful' live from Brussels! (more...)

Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga's 'Cheek to Cheek' Hits Top of Billboard 200; Bennett Now Oldest Artist w/ No. 1Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga's 'Cheek to Cheek' Hits Top of Billboard 200; Bennett Now Oldest Artist w/ No. 1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's widely acclaimed jazz album, Cheek To Cheek, debuted at no. 1 this week on the Billboard 200 Album and hits #1 on the Jazz Album and Traditional Jazz Album Charts. (more...)

SOUND OFF: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett's CHEEK TO CHEEK Is Not Merely Just CheekySOUND OFF: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett's CHEEK TO CHEEK Is Not Merely Just Cheeky
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 23, 2014

Today we are listening to the hotly anticipated new jazz album by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett titled CHEEK TO CHEEK. (more...)

Lady Gaga Pens Passionate Cole Porter Historical DedicationLady Gaga Pens Passionate Cole Porter Historical Dedication
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 25, 2014

Modern music royalty Tony Bennett teams up with chart-topping pop icon Lady Gaga for a new duets album containing multiple American Songbook standards, including the recent #1 iTunes Jazz chart-topping single of the Cole Porter musical theatre classic 'Anything Goes', and Gaga shares her passion for Cole porter in a new social media post now available to view. (more...)

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Release Full Track List, Album Cover, New Track from 'Cheek To Cheek'Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Release Full Track List, Album Cover, New Track from 'Cheek To Cheek'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek is available for pre-order beginning today. The second track to be released from the album, the jazz standard “I Can't Give You Anything But Love,” written by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields, is available now on iTunes (more...)

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek Album Now Available For Pre-orderTony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek Album Now Available For Pre-order
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek is available for pre-order beginning today. The second track to be released from the album, the jazz standard 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love,' written by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields, is available now on iTunes (iTunes.com/CheekToCheek), HSN.com (http://smarturl.it/CheekToCheekHSN), Amazon ((Amazon MP3 Deluxe): http://smarturl.it/CheekToCheekAmz, Amazon MP3 (Standard): http://smarturl.it/CheekToCheekAmzSd, Amazon CD (Deluxe): http://smarturl.it/CheekToCheekCD, Amazon CD (Standard): http://smarturl.it/CheekToCheekCDsd), andother retailers. Also just revealed are the standard and deluxe album covers for Cheek To Cheek, shot by fashion photographer Steven Klein. The standard version of Cheek To Cheek features 11 tracks, and the deluxe version features 15 tracks. A 180-gram vinyl edition of Cheek To Cheek will also be available for pre-order at Amazon and select retail outlets. A new studio video for 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love.' will be premiered on VEVO later this week. The debut song from Cheek To Cheek, Cole Porter's 'Anything Goes,' released at the end of July, debuted at #1 on Billboard's Digital Jazz charts becoming their second duet track to hit the top spot on the jazz charts, having done the same with 'The Lady Is A Tramp,' from Duets II. (more...)

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