John Kander News

Date of Birth: March 18, 1927 (89)
Birth Place: USA
Gender: Male
BWW Review: Roundhouse CABARET Packs An Outsized WallopBWW Review: Roundhouse CABARET Packs An Outsized Wallop
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Apr 27, 2016

This Sally (Andrea Goss) is definitely British, definitely a waif and of limited talent, and has her eyes wide open to the hell her generation of revelers is headed toward in a handcart. Her biggest number, Cabaret, is delivered as nearly a de profundis, a wail of a trauma victim. (more...)

Fabulous Fox Theatre Will Host Open House & Season Preview, 5/15Fabulous Fox Theatre Will Host Open House & Season Preview, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

?The public is invited to an Open House and Preview Event showcasing the Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2016-2017 U.S. Bank Broadway Series on Sunday, May 15 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand Blvd. Visitors will be treated to live previews of FUN HOME and A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER along with video previews from the other season shows.  (more...)

Single-Show Tickets Now on Sale for 2016 Music Circus SeasonSingle-Show Tickets Now on Sale for 2016 Music Circus Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Single-show tickets are now on sale for all shows in the 2016 Sacramento Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 66th season for the venerable institution. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CABARET, Opening Tonight at Big Noise TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at CABARET, Opening Tonight at Big Noise Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Big Noise Theatre Company, a division of Winnetka Theatre, continues their 2016 season with the musical play CABARET, written by John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Joe Masteroff. CABARET will be performed at the Prairie Lakes Theater, 515 East Thacker Street, Des Plaines, IL, from tonight, April 22nd through May 8th, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Donna McKechnie's 'Visit' with Kander & Ebb Falls Short of Expectations at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW Review: Donna McKechnie's 'Visit' with Kander & Ebb Falls Short of Expectations at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Alix Cohen - Apr 22, 2016

Ninety percent of the way through her new 54 Below show, A Visit With Kander and Ebb, Donna McKechnie delivers the unquestioned highlight of this show, “I Walk Away” (The Visit), wherein the character Claire Zachanassian ruefully explains how she accrued her fortune through the deaths of successive husbands. Phrasing is superb, vocal confident, acting strong. Unfortunately, while the show's finale “Yes!” (70, Girls, 70) is appealing for vivacity and notable lack of pretense, nothing else comes close to this satisfying parenthesis. (more...)

BWW Review: CHICAGO Sensualizes MurderBWW Review: CHICAGO Sensualizes Murder
by Katherine Waddell - Apr 22, 2016

When I first heard that a Catholic college, Saint Mary's College to be exact, was putting on the musical Chicago, I was skeptical. Knowing that Chicago is quite the risque musical with all types of salacious subject matter, I wasn't quite sure how they were going to pull it off. Well, let me be blunt, Saint Mary's did not look very Catholic this past Saturday night when I saw the second showing of the musical. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Donna McKechnie Brings A VISIT WITH KANDER & EBB to Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Donna McKechnie Brings A VISIT WITH KANDER & EBB to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 21, 2016

Donna McKechnie is  brought her world premiere show A VISIT WITH KANDER AND EBB to Feinstein's/54 Below last night and BroadwayWorld was there. The show is running from April 19-22. (more...)

'RING OF FIRE', THE CHRISTIANS and More Set for Riverside Theatre's 2016-17 Season'RING OF FIRE', THE CHRISTIANS and More Set for Riverside Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, has announced its 2016-2017 Season. Building on the success and support the theatre has attained over the last few years, Riverside is proud to present another ambitious season of music, comedy, and drama. (more...)

BWW Review: CABARET National Tour at Durham Performing Arts CenterBWW Review: CABARET National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - Apr 20, 2016

Based on John Van Druten's play I Am a Camera which was adapted from Christopher Isherwood's short story Goodbye to Berlin, Cabaret is based in the nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub as the Nazis were rising to power in Berlin back in 1931. The action is overseen by a Master of Ceremonies with the club serving as a metaphor for some of the ominous political developments in late Weimar Germany. The story revolves around 19-year-old English cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with the young American writer Clifford Bradshaw. A sub-plot involves a doomed romance between German boarding house owner Fraulein Schneider and her suitor Herr Schultz. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 18-24, Featuring Donna McKechnie, Santino Fontana, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 18-24, Featuring Donna McKechnie, Santino Fontana, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Apr 17, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras 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: Bright Star Sings Jeff Blumenkrantz; The Legend of New York By Salzman & Cunningham Featuring Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes; Donna McKechnie: A Visit with Kander & Ebb; 54 Celebrates The Colonial Theatre; and The Girls in White: Songs from the Show. (more...)

BWW TV: Donna McKechnie Chats A VISIT WITH KANDER AND EBB Cabaret at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW TV: Donna McKechnie Chats A VISIT WITH KANDER AND EBB Cabaret at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 15, 2016

Donna McKechnie is bringing her world premiere show A VISIT WITH KANDER AND EBB to Feinstein's/54 Below from April 19 to 22. Click below to hear her talk about the upcoming event! (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Will Mount NYC Premiere of Kander & Pierce Musical KID VICTORY, New Plays During 2016-17 SeasonVineyard Theatre Will Mount NYC Premiere of Kander & Pierce Musical KID VICTORY, New Plays During 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

A new musical by John Kander and Gregory Pierce, KID VICTORY, along with the new plays THIS DAY FORWARD by Nicky Silver and CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? by Gina Gionfriddo, will be produced by the Vineyard Theatre during the 2016-2017 season, it has been announced by the company's Artistic Directors, Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern. Vineyard Theatre is located at 108 E. 15 St. in New York City. (more...)

Donna McKechnie, Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes in THE LEGEND OF NEW YORK and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekDonna McKechnie, Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes in THE LEGEND OF NEW YORK and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

New Musicals SKIN & BONES and U.G.L.Y. Set for SigWorks: Musical Theater LabNew Musicals SKIN & BONES and U.G.L.Y. Set for SigWorks: Musical Theater Lab
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre has announced the two musicals that have been chosen for the SigWorks: Musical Theater Lab, a new developmental workshop for musical theater writers - SKIN & BONES by Ben Clark and Andrew Kramer and U.G.L.Y. by Darius Smith. (more...)

Scottsdale Musical Theater Company Sets KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN CastScottsdale Musical Theater Company Sets KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Cast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

  Scottsdale Musical Theater Company presents the rarely-seen Tony Award-winning musical Kiss of the Spider Woman. Set in an unnamed Latin American prison, a revolutionary is thrown into a cell with a flamboyant window-dresser. While the window-dresser escapes into Hollywood fantasies featuring the dangerous and seductive Aurora, the rebel desperately tries to find a way to continue his part in the revolution. The Tony Award-winning musical is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Manuel Puig. (more...)

Applications for 2016 Fred Ebb Award Now AvailableApplications for 2016 Fred Ebb Award Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation, in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company, will present the twelfth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters.  Applications for the award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be accepted from June 1- 30, 2016.  The winner will be selected in November of 2016.  Eligibility criteria and Application forms can be found at the foundations website: www.fredebbfoundation.org. (more...)

Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas' 2016-17 Season to Include CHICAGO & MoreMainstage Irving-Las Colinas' 2016-17 Season to Include CHICAGO & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas unveiled four plays and a musical that will be produced as part of the 2016-17 season to a packed house of volunteers, subscribers, and supporters on Saturday night, May 9 at the Irving Arts Center. Met with tremendous excitement, the new season features Chicago the Musical, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, Calendar Girls, Talking Pictures and My Sister Eileen. All MainStage productions are performed in the Dupree Theatre at the Irving Arts Center (3333 N. MacArthur Boulevard, Irving, Texas 75062). (more...)


by David Clarke - Apr 9, 2016

Actress/singer Rumer Willis returns to New York City with her spellbinding debut at Cafe Carlyle. Having previously wowed New York audiences as Roxie in Broadway's CHICAGO and at Feinstein's/54 Below, Willis' sultry instrument and chanteuse aura melds her youthful energy with the reverence for music that is associated with this historic venue. (more...)

VIDEOS: CHICAGO's Jason Danieley Holds A Note For Longer Than It Takes Danny Kaye To Sing TchaikovskyVIDEOS: CHICAGO's Jason Danieley Holds A Note For Longer Than It Takes Danny Kaye To Sing Tchaikovsky
by Michael Dale - Apr 8, 2016

A lot can happen in 35.5 seconds, whether it's one note or an entire song. (more...)

CABARET se despide del Teatro Rialto el 12 de junioCABARET se despide del Teatro Rialto el 12 de junio
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Apr 5, 2016

El proximo domingo 12 de junio el musical de Kander & Ebb bajara el telon por ultima vez en Madrid. La produccion protagonizada por Cristina Castaño, Edu Soto y Dani Muriel se estreno en octubre del año pasado. (more...)

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