John Raitt News

Date Of Birth:
January 29, 1917
Date Of Death:
February 20, 2005 (88)
Birth Place:
Santa Ana, CA, USA
Gender:
Male
Alhambra to Present MAN OF LAMANCHA, 9/10-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

In his previous appearance at the Alhambra as the lead in South Pacific, Christopher Sanders received a standing ovation each night. On September 10, the dashing singer returns to the Alhambra as Don Quixote in the play inspired by Miguel de Cervantes' seventeenth century masterpiece by the same name. Presented by Brumo's Automotive, Man of LaMancha opens on September 10 and runs through October 12. (more...)

Amanda McBroom and George Ball to Bring SOME ENCHANTED EVENING to 54 Below, 10/8 & 14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Golden Globe winner, Amanda McBroom - the international nightclub and theater performer and composer of the hit song "The Rose," joins with her husband -- multi-award winning theater actor George Ball -- to present the New York debut of their show, SOME ENCHANTED EVENING -- An Evening of Love Songs for Grownups, at 54 Below. Shows are October 8th at 7pm and October 14th at 7:30pm. (more...)

James Rocco Joins Fellow Broadway Vets in 'MUSIC & MEMORIES' at The Key City Public Theatre, 8/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

James A. Rocco, VP of Programming and Producing Artistic Director of The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, is travelling west this weekend to share Broadway Music & Memories with his longtime friends and colleagues, Carol Swarbrick and Linda Dowdell at The Key City Public Theatre in Port Townsend, WA. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Oh, What a Beautiful Evening! OKLAHOMA Wows Austin Audiences
by Jeff Davis - Jul 24, 2014


STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Kristin Chenoweth and Lea Michele Perform 'For Good' at the Hollywood Bowl!
by Stage Tube - Jun 22, 2014

The Hollywood Bowl hosted its 15th Annual Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame concert last night, June 21, featuring Hall of Fame inductees Emmy and Tony-winner Kristin Chenoweth, iconic all-female band The Go-Go's, and the eclectic band Pink Martini. Presenters included Oscar and Emmy winner Helen Hunt, Grammy-nominated singer Natasha Bedingfield, Hollywood icon Barbara Eden, actress/comedienne Carol Burnett, and Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson, as well as a special guest appearance by Lea Michele. (more...)

Maria Friedman, Brian d'Arcy James and More to Join Pittsburgh Symphony for PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The music, humor, warmth and life of Marvin Hamlisch will once again grace the Heinz Hall stage when "Play It Again, Marvin! A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration" makes its world premiere with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on June 28 at 8 p.m. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The music, humor, warmth and life of Marvin Hamlisch will once again grace the Heinz Hall stage when "Play It Again, Marvin! A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration" makes its world premiere with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on June 28 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Frank Torren Returns in MOMENT TO MOMENT Encore Show, 5/4 - 5/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Frank Torren returns to the stage in an encore presentation of Moment to Moment! Performances are scheduled for Sunday, May 4 at 4pm, Wednesday, May 7 at 7pm, and Wednesday, May 14 at 7pm at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46 St. $15 music charge with 2 drink minimum. Musical direction is by Rick Unterberg. For reservations call (212) 757-0788 (after 4 p.m.). (more...)

Jordan Miller Performs at Palm Desert's Newman Theater Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2014

Les Michaels Life Is A Cabaret Sundays In Summer Series brings back singer and actor Jordan Miller with his one-man cabaret concert 'The Broadway Leading Man' to the Arthur Newman Theatre at Joslyn Center today, April 20th at 2 PM. The show features songs made famous by such leading men as Howard Keel, John Raitt, Robert Goulet, and Mario Lanza, along with some Broadway and Hollywood history and stories from Miller's own theatrical career. (more...)

Jordan Miller to Showcase THE BROADWAY LEADING MAN at Martinis Above Fourth, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

On Monday, May 5 at 8:00 PM, Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage and Sher Krieger Events are presenting 'Jordan Miller Presents: The Broadway Leading Man.' (more...)

Jordan Miller to Perform at Palm Desert's Newman Theater, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Les Michaels Life Is A Cabaret Sundays In Summer Series brings back singer and actor Jordan Miller with his one-man cabaret concert 'The Broadway Leading Man' to the Arthur Newman Theatre at Joslyn Center on Sunday, April 20th at 2 PM. The show features songs made famous by such leading men as Howard Keel, John Raitt, Robert Goulet, and Mario Lanza, along with some Broadway and Hollywood history and stories from Miller's own theatrical career. (more...)

MISS GULCH RETURNS! Kicks Off Diversionary Theatre and Martinis Above Fourth's New Collaboration, Now thru 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Diversionary Theatre and Martinis Above Fourth | Table & Stage in beautiful Hillcrest are excited to announce a new collaboration in 2014, presenting for the first time ever performances of Diversionary's adventurous Cabaret series in San Diego's premier Dinner Theatre! (more...)

MISS GULCH RETURNS! to Kick Off Diversionary Theatre and Martinis Above Fourth's New Collaboration, 4/2-6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Diversionary Theatre and Martinis Above Fourth | Table & Stage in beautiful Hillcrest are excited to announce a new collaboration in 2014, presenting for the first time ever performances of Diversionary's adventurous Cabaret series in San Diego's premier Dinner Theatre! (more...)

Dennis McNeil to Offer CD Release Event and Performance at Martinis Above Fourth Table, 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

On Thursday, March 6 at 8:00 PM, Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage and Sher Krieger Events are presenting 'Dennis McNeil CD Release Event and Performance.' (more...)

THE WIZ, CABARET, SHOW BOAT and More Set for Moving Image's SEE IT BIG! Series, Now thru 2/28
by Movies News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

The Museum of the Moving Image's popular series See It Big! will turn its focus to the movie musical with a fourteen-film celebration of the genre, from today, January 24 through February 28, 2014. Musicals are, by their very nature, filled with spectacle. They are heightened forms of storytelling, in which the narrative is amplified by song and dance, where characters express their innermost feelings in the most extravagant ways imaginable. It is a genre that celebrates excess and stylization, and the best examples of the form can only be truly enjoyed... big! (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image Launches SEE IT BIG! Musicals Series with ALL THAT JAZZ on 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

The Museum of the Moving Image's popular series See It Big! will turn its focus to the movie musical with a fourteen-film celebration of the genre, from January 24 through February 28, 2014. Musicals are, by their very nature, filled with spectacle. They are heightened forms of storytelling, in which the narrative is amplified by song and dance, where characters express their innermost feelings in the most extravagant ways imaginable. It is a genre that celebrates excess and stylization, and the best examples of the form can only be truly enjoyed… big! (more...)

BWW Interview: Triple Threat Icon Chita Rivera Talks Her Show at Valley Performing Arts Center and the Joys of Her Career
by Don Grigware - Jan 15, 2014

Triple threat Broadway legend Chita Rivera will bring her iconic class and showmanship to the Valley Performing Arts Center January 25 for one performance only at 8 pm. In our chat she tells us a little bit about the new show and talks in great detail about the joys of her career. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Stacy Sullivan Tributes Peggy Lee at The Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 03, 2014

2013 Female Vocalist of the Year from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs, Stacy Sullivan has appeared in venues around the world, from The Brasserie Zedel in London to The Cafe Carlyle in New York. She has recorded five albums for the LML Music label, including her latest, "It's a Good Day," winner of the 2013 Lamott/Friedman Award and voted one of the Top Ten Recordings of 2012 by Talkin'Broadway. Stacy can also be heard regularly on Sirius Radio's "Siriously SINATRA," and NPR's "Piano Jazz Rising Stars." (more...)

THE WIZ, CABARET, SHOW BOAT and More Set for Moving Image's SEE IT BIG! Series, 1/24-2/28
by Movies News Desk - Jan 02, 2014

The Museum of the Moving Image's popular series See It Big! will turn its focus to the movie musical with a fourteen-film celebration of the genre, from January 24 through February 28, 2014. Musicals are, by their very nature, filled with spectacle. They are heightened forms of storytelling, in which the narrative is amplified by song and dance, where characters express their innermost feelings in the most extravagant ways imaginable. It is a genre that celebrates excess and stylization, and the best examples of the form can only be truly enjoyed… big! (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Playhouse's GUYS AND DOLLS a Fantastic Production of a Musical Theatre Classic
by Jeff Davis - Dec 18, 2013

When it comes to the Golden Age of Broadway, there are few shows that are as accessible and wildly entertaining as Guys and Dolls. Since it's debut in 1950, the musical has graced Broadway six times, and there are now reports of a film remake. If the film is half as entertaining as the current production at The Playhouse, audiences will be pleased. The Playhouse's Guys in Dolls is vibrant, joyous, and entertaining from beginning to end. (more...)

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