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  • John Mercer

  • Date Of Birth:
    November 18, 1909
    Date Of Death:
    June 25, 1976 (66)
    Birth Place:
    Savannah, GA, USA
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    Chris Pinnella Set for APAC's SINATRA & COMPANY with Art Topilow, 5/31Chris Pinnella Set for APAC's SINATRA & COMPANY with Art Topilow, 5/31
    by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

    To mark the 100th birthday year of America's favorite crooner, Pinnella and the Topilow brothers will present an evening of Frank Sinatra's biggest hits, many newly arranged by bassist Gary Mazzaroppi, including such favorites as 'In the Wee Small Hours,' 'Come Fly with Me,' and 'I've Got the World on a String.' (more...)

    BELLS ARE RINGING and More Set for BCCM's 2015-16 SeasonBELLS ARE RINGING and More Set for BCCM's 2015-16 Season
    by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

    BCCM is back ...better than ever... with a 2015-16 season full of fun and great music! (more...)

    Flat Rock Playhouse to Premiere CHASING RAINBOWS THE ROAD TO OZ Later This YearFlat Rock Playhouse to Premiere CHASING RAINBOWS THE ROAD TO OZ Later This Year
    by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

    Flat Rock Playhouse announced today that they have been chosen by the new musical Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz to be the Developmental House for its world premiere.á Conceived and produced by New York City based producer Tina Marie Casamento Libby, Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Ozáis a Broadway bound musical that chronicles the life of a young Judy Garland and explores the extraordinary journey to stardom that culminated in one of the most popular films of all time,áThe Wizard of Oz.á Developed at Goodspeed Musicals Johnny Mercer Colony in Connecticut, a NYC table read and a thirteen day developmental workshop at Belmont University in Nashville soon followed. A very successful AEA Staged Reading of this musical was also produced at New World Stages in New York City in September 2014.á After the Flat Rock Playhouse production, Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz will then transfer to another leading regional theatre for a pre-Broadway try out before its New York City bow.á (more...)

    Roslyn Kind, Marilyn Maye, Jennifer Sheehan & More Set for 54 Below This WeekRoslyn Kind, Marilyn Maye, Jennifer Sheehan & More Set for 54 Below This Week
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 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...)

    Lady Gaga to Receive Inaugural Contemporary Icon Award at Songwriters Hall of FameLady Gaga to Receive Inaugural Contemporary Icon Award at Songwriters Hall of Fame
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

    ?The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced today thatáLady Gagaáwill be the recipient of the first-ever Contemporary Icon Award at the 46th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner slated forThursday, June 18tháat theáMarriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. (more...)

    Joshua Carswell Coming to Long Beach Next SpringJoshua Carswell Coming to Long Beach Next Spring
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

    Delight in the masterful stylings of tenor Joshua Carswell, whose stunning interpretation of beloved American classics ranges from Johnny Mercer to James Taylor! (more...)

    Bets Malone Leads La Mirada's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE World Premiere, Beginning TonightBets Malone Leads La Mirada's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE World Premiere, Beginning Tonight
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

    La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present their first-ever World Premiere musical and the fourth show of their 2014-2015 season, the runaway hit of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A Musical, with music, lyrics and book by Lindsay Warren Baker & Amanda Jacobs, based on the novel 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen, with music direction by Timothy Splain, choreography by Jeffry Denman, and directed by Igor Goldin. JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A Musical will preview tonight, April 17, 2015 (with a press opening on Saturday, April 18) and run through Sunday, May 10, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

    '4@15' Runs This Weekend at The Playroom Theater'4@15' Runs This Weekend at The Playroom Theater
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

    4@15: Four New Fifteen-Minute Musicals, performed in conjunction with University of California, Irvine, will commence performances Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, for three performances only at the Playroom Theater featuring new works by By Sujin Kim and Daphny Maman, David Christensen and Michael Shapiro, Ryan Korell and Jonathan Keebler, and Minjoung Hwang and Brandon Michael Lowden. Tammy Holder serves as Music Director; Brian Blythe directs. (more...)

    JAZZ & COLORS to Return to the Met Museum This MonthJAZZ & COLORS to Return to the Met Museum This Month
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

    Following an electric evening of jazz performances at The Metropolitan Museum of Art this past January, Jazz & Colors returns with a more focused and intimate experience. Programmed in collaboration with Met Museum Presents, and titled Jazz & Colors: The Full Spectrum Edition, renowned jazz musicians will once again perform in various iconic Met spaces for a dynamic evening of sublime entertainment on Friday, April 24, at 6:00 and 7:30 p.m. (more...)

    Goodspeed's 2015 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony to Showcase Works at 54 Below, 4/27Goodspeed's 2015 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony to Showcase Works at 54 Below, 4/27
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

    54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the 2015 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony Concert, featuring the works of Colony participants Peter Cincotti and Pia Cincotti (The Last Laugh), Michael R. Jackson (A Strange Loop), Jean Rohe (The Odysseus Agreement), and Patrick Lundquist & Peter Seibert (Puccini). The Johnny Mercer Foundation (JMF) and Goodspeed Musicals are proud to co-produce the first New York City showcase of musicals developed at this one of a kind program. (more...)

    BWW Interviews: BROADWAY SONGBOOK's Kersten Rodau, PhD in Twin Cities Theatre?BWW Interviews: BROADWAY SONGBOOK's Kersten Rodau, PhD in Twin Cities Theatre?
    by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Apr 15, 2015

    Kersten Rodau is a well-known performer in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul theatre scene with countless shows to her credit, but perhaps she's earned her PhD in musical theatre by being a cast member of seven of the Ordway Center's BROADWAY SONGBOOK series. (more...)

    Yale Institute for Music Theatre Names 2015 SelectionsYale Institute for Music Theatre Names 2015 Selections
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

    The YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE (Mark Brokaw, Artistic Director) has selected two original book musicals to be developed in an intensive lab setting in New Haven, June 13-28: gilgamesh & the mosquito, music by Bob Kelly and book and lyrics by Sam Chanse; and Horizons, music by Ben Wexler and book and lyrics by Mark Sonnenblick. The Institute culminates with open rehearsal readings of each project, presented as a part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, on June 26 and 27. (more...)

    Jaye Maynard in 'BIRD AMONGST THE BLOSSOM' Set for Etcetera Etcetera Restaurant, 4/28Jaye Maynard in 'BIRD AMONGST THE BLOSSOM' Set for Etcetera Etcetera Restaurant, 4/28
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

    PlaidBird Productions in Association with The Mark Janas Salon: Blossom's Birthday: Jaye Maynard in 'Bird Amongst the Blossom-A Tribute to the First Blossom Dearie Songbook' (more...)

    New Musicals Inc. Names 2015 New Voices Project FinalistsNew Musicals Inc. Names 2015 New Voices Project Finalists
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

    The new kids on the musical theatre block are here! Five really promising (and really young - under the age of 26!) have just won New Musical Inc.'s 2015 New Voices Project. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: Patti LuPone Burns Bright in THE LADY WITH THE TORCH Encore at 54 BelowBWW Reviews: Patti LuPone Burns Bright in THE LADY WITH THE TORCH Encore at 54 Below
    by David Clarke - Apr 3, 2015

    Patti LuPone, living Broadway legend and Two-time Tony winner, returns to 54 Below with her acclaimed solo show THE LADY WITH THE TORCH. Showcasing her breathy alto and stunning belt, Patti LuPone 'belly ache[s]' (her words) her way through an inspired evening of well-known torch songs. And once the diva takes the stage, there is simply no denying that LuPone's grace, poise, and power are pure magic. (more...)

    New York Stars of MURDER FOR TWO Set for the Geffen; SWITZERLAND, Starring Laura Linney, Extends AgainNew York Stars of MURDER FOR TWO Set for the Geffen; SWITZERLAND, Starring Laura Linney, Extends Again
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

    Joanna Murray-Smith's Switzerland -- already extended one week -- will extend yet another eight performances by popular demand with a final closing date of April 26, 2015. A world premiere with the Sydney Theatre Company, Switzerland is a Los Angeles Times Arts Editors' "Essential Arts and Culture" Pick and features Laura Linney (Broadway World said she is "pure gold") and Seth Numrich (called "outstanding" by the Los Angeles Times). (more...)

    JERSEY'S GIRLS to Transfer to Jermyn Street Theatre for Limited Run, May 12-31JERSEY'S GIRLS to Transfer to Jermyn Street Theatre for Limited Run, May 12-31
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

    Following a sell-out run at St. James Studio last month, musical revue Jerry's Girls will transfer to Jermyn Street Theatre for a limited three week run from Tuesday 12 to Sunday 31 May 2015, with a press night on Friday 15 May. (more...)

    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...)

    SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Opens at Derby Dinner Playhouse TonightSEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Opens at Derby Dinner Playhouse Tonight
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

    Derby Dinner Playhouse will close out their 40th Anniversary season with the musical SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, opening March 31 and running through May 10, 2015. For ticket information please call 812-288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com (more...)

    Jennifer Sheehan to Bring STARDUST: A NIGHT IN THE COSMOS to 54 Below, Beginning 4/23Jennifer Sheehan to Bring STARDUST: A NIGHT IN THE COSMOS to 54 Below, Beginning 4/23
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

    54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the multi-award winning performer Jennifer Sheehan in "STARDUST: A Night in the Cosmos" -- a show that goes where no show has gone before, traversing a wide spectrum of great songs and stories that trace our life-long love affair with the magnificent and mysterious night sky! (more...)

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