John Raitt News

Date of Birth: January 29, 1917
Date of Death: February 20, 2005 (88)
Birth Place: Santa Ana, CA, USA
Gender: Male
Pasadena Symphony and POPS to Celebrate George Gershwin with MUSIC UNDER THE STARSPasadena Symphony and POPS to Celebrate George Gershwin with MUSIC UNDER THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Stars of stage and screen will illuminate the night sky when the Pasadena Symphony and POPS presents its annual free Music Under the Stars concert on Saturday, June 3 at Pasadena City Hall's Centennial Square. (more...)

A Classic Theatre to Present A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERSA Classic Theatre to Present A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

A Classic Theatre presents A.R. Gurney's 'Love Letters' starring Annie Gaybis and Peter Gutierrez in this 'tender sketch of the bond between two people who cannot live with, or without, each other.' William A. Henry III, Time (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/31 - CAROUSEL at Musical Theatre West and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/31 - CAROUSEL at Musical Theatre West and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Check out the top stories from Los Angeles you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/31 - CAROUSEL at Musical Theatre West and More! (more...)

BWW Review: Musical Theatre West Mounts a Quintessential CAROUSELBWW Review: Musical Theatre West Mounts a Quintessential CAROUSEL
by Don Grigware - Mar 27, 2017

Carousel is Rodgers and Hammerstein's favorite musical. Produced on Broadway in 1945 with John Raitt and Jan Clayton in the roles of Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan, it was R & H's second hit in a row, Oklahoma! being the first, with a string of others to follow. Any Rodgers & Hammerstein musical is among the very best there is in the annals of musical theatre history. The incredibly beautiful music alone is enough to keep an audience riveted, but Hammerstein's books were also laden with topical themes and much food for thought, as with Carousel that becomes a sort of parable for love, forgiveness and redemption. In their current beautifully mounted revival of Carousel, MTW may be assured of a gigantic hit. (more...)

Liza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Jessie Mueller and More to Join Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS This SummerLiza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Jessie Mueller and More to Join Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Principal Conductor Michael Feinstein leads the Pasadena POPS for its star-studded 2017 Summer Concert Series at the Los Angeles Arboretum with extraordinary multiple award winning guests artists Liza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Joel Gray, Hair Spray Live's Madelyn Baillio, Beautiful's Jessie Mueller and Jarrod Spector, Grey Garden's Rachel York, Phantom of the Opera's Jordan Donica, the Midtown Men and Michael Feinstein in concert. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Presents HIGHMARK HOLIDAY POPS, TodayPittsburgh Symphony Presents HIGHMARK HOLIDAY POPS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with the music of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's annual Highmark Holiday Pops December 9 through 11 and December 17 and 18 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Presents HIGHMARK HOLIDAY POPS, 12/9Pittsburgh Symphony Presents HIGHMARK HOLIDAY POPS, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with the music of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's annual Highmark Holiday Pops December 9 through 11 and December 17 and 18 at Heinz Hall. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The New Victory Theater, a leading presenter of Theater for Young Audiences, is presenting a special invitational reading of The Great Blueness, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Andrew Gerle (Meet John Doe) on Thursday, November 10, 2016, as part of the 2016-17 New Victory LabWorks Artists series. (more...)

Tony Nominee Michael Cavanaugh Brings Music of Billy Joel to LA County Arboretum TonightTony Nominee Michael Cavanaugh Brings Music of Billy Joel to LA County Arboretum Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

The Pasadena POPS continues their one of a kind, popular outdoor summer concert series with Michael Cavanaugh and the Music of Billy Joel tonight, July 9 at the LA County Arboretum. (more...)

Tony Nominee Michael Cavanaugh to Bring Music of Billy Joel to LA County ArboretumTony Nominee Michael Cavanaugh to Bring Music of Billy Joel to LA County Arboretum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The Pasadena POPS continues their one of a kind, popular outdoor summer concert series with Michael Cavanaugh and the Music of Billy Joel on Saturday, July 9 at the LA County Arboretum. (more...)

3-D Theatricals to Stage HELLO, DOLLY! This Summer3-D Theatricals to Stage HELLO, DOLLY! This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

3-D Theatricals, Orange County's most distinguished regional musical theatre production company, presents the Tony Award-winning spectacular HELLO, DOLLY! starring Valerie Perri as Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi. Previewing July 15, with its official opening July 16 at Fullerton's historic Plummer Auditorium and continuing there through July 31, the Fullerton run is followed by a second opening at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center where it will preview August 5, and officially open August 6, 2016. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony and POPS' 2016 Concert Under the Stars Returns to City Hall TonightPasadena Symphony and POPS' 2016 Concert Under the Stars Returns to City Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Stars of stage and screen will illuminate the night sky when the Pasadena Symphony and POPS presents its annual free Music Under the Stars concert tonight, May 14 at Pasadena City Hall's Centennial Square. (more...)

Dennis McNeil Returning to Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage, 5/24Dennis McNeil Returning to Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage, 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Fresh from his New York appearances, the blue eyed powerhouse and San Diego favorite brings his brand new show, 'A Century of Sinatra - The Sinatra Songbook' to town on May 24, 2016. (more...)

Dennis McNeil Returning to Metropolitan Room, 5/20Dennis McNeil Returning to Metropolitan Room, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

?Following a successful opening in April, Dennis McNeil returns on May 20th to the Metropolitan Room with 'A Century of Sinatra, The Frank Sinatra Songbook.'  McNeil, who shares only his eye color to Sinatra, shares his view and take on the power, complications, and amazing longevity the Sinatra legacy brings us even today. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony and POPS' 2016 Concert Under the Stars to Return to City HallPasadena Symphony and POPS' 2016 Concert Under the Stars to Return to City Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Stars of stage and screen will illuminate the night sky when the Pasadena Symphony and POPS presents its annual free Music Under the Stars concert on Saturday, May 14 at Pasadena City Hall's Centennial Square. (more...)

Dennis McNeil Brings A CENTURY OF SINATRA to The Metropolitan Room TodayDennis McNeil Brings A CENTURY OF SINATRA to The Metropolitan Room Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Join blue-eyed Dennis McNeil for 'A Century of Sinatra, The Frank Sinatra Songbook' to celebrate the life and legacy of this legendary man, truly the Greatest Entertainer of All Time and his timeless music. (more...)

Dennis McNeil to Bring A CENTURY OF SINATRA to The Metropolitan RoomDennis McNeil to Bring A CENTURY OF SINATRA to The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Join blue-eyed Dennis McNeil for 'A Century of Sinatra, The Frank Sinatra Songbook' to celebrate the life and legacy of this legendary man, truly the Greatest Entertainer of All Time and his timeless music. (more...)

VIDEOS: Celebrate Michael Bennett's Birthday With Peeks at His Early CareerVIDEOS: Celebrate Michael Bennett's Birthday With Peeks at His Early Career
by Michael Dale - Apr 8, 2016

Before A CHORUS LINE and DREAMGIRLS, Michael Bennett got his big break dancing on the TV show Hullabaloo. (more...)

Broadway 'Previvals': How Might LES MISERABLES Been Cast In 1964?Broadway 'Previvals': How Might LES MISERABLES Been Cast In 1964?
by Michael Dale - Mar 8, 2016

Theatre fans love to fantasy cast revivals, but what if the show you're casting played on Broadway earlier than it actually did. (more...)

Catalina Bar & Grill to Present Alexis Gershwin in GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN, 3/22Catalina Bar & Grill to Present Alexis Gershwin in GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Catalina Bar & Grill will present singer ALEXIS GERSHWIN, the niece of the iconic American composer and lyricist, GEORGE & IRA GERSHWIN, in a 75-minute musical journey and salute to her uncle's music in a show entitled 'GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN,' backed by The Gershwin Singers & Band, under the musical direction of Steven Applegate, to be presented One Night Only on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. at Catalina Bar & Grill; 6725 West Sunset Boulevard (just east of North Highland Avenue); Los Angeles, CA 90028. There is $20 Cover Charge, plus dinner or a two-drink minimum per person. Valet Parking is available. (more...)

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