Johnny Mercer News

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  • John Mercer

  • Date Of Birth:
    November 18, 1909
    Date Of Death:
    June 25, 1976 (66)
    Birth Place:
    Savannah, GA, USA
    Gender:
    Male
    New York Theatre Barn's The Choreography Lab Continues Tonight
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

    In the September installment of New York Theatre Barn's The Choreography Lab, three choreographers will present new production numbers created in conjunction with three composer/lyricists. The salon begins at 6:30pm at ART/NY Studios, Spaces @ 520 (520 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Studio B). Doors open at 6:15pm tonight. This event is free, but kindly RSVP to: ChoreoLab@NYTheatreBarn.org (more...)

    Chita Rivera, Barbara Carroll & More Set for Birdland in October
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

    Birdland Jazz Club has announced its October 2014 schedule, featuring Chita Rivera, Dave Leibman Big Band, Miss Coco Peru, Benny Green Trio, Kenny Baron and Dave Holland, Barbara Carroll, Ron Carter Nonet, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. (more...)

    Patti LuPone to Premiere FAR AWAY PLACES Follow-Up at 54 Below in November
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

    54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone in 'Far Away Places - Part Two' November 3 -15. In an evening conceived and directed by Tony Award winner Scott Wittman, LuPone returns with Part Two of the show which she premiered to critical acclaim when 54 Below opened in June 2012. In this continuation of the show (which will include a few encores from the landmark Part One) she further explores her wanderlust, performing songs by an eclectic group of songwriters including Irving Caesar, Billy Joel, David Yazbek, Johnny Mercer and Kris Kristofferson. (more...)

    Johnny Mathis Set To Release THE COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUMS COLLECTION Out 11/17
    by Danielle DeSisto - Sep 15, 2014

    ohnny Mathis' near 60-year tenure as a core artist at Columbia Records was only interrupted once, when he founded his own production company, Global Records, for a four-year stay at Mercury Records from 1963 to 1967. (more...)

    Teal Wicks and Aaron Ramey to Lead Goodspeed's THE CIRCUS IN WINTER Premiere This Fall
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

    Goodspeed Musicals marks thirty years of fresh, innovative, and original new musicals at its Norma Terris Theatre with a riveting production of The Circus in Winter. This new work will run from October 23 through November 16 at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. ­ (more...)

    JOHN MELLENCAMP Announces Plain Spoken Tour
    by Danielle DeSisto - Sep 12, 2014

    John Mellencamp has announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour beginning in January 2015 throughout the summer. (more...)

    SOUND OFF World Premiere First Listen: Barbra Streisand's PARTNERS Is The Whole Pie
    by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 11, 2014

    Today we are thrilled to be the very first to review the new duets album from legendary stage and screen icon Barbra Streisand, PARTNERS. (more...)

    Johnny Mercer Foundation to Sponsor AMERICAN SONGBOOK at NJPAC
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

    The Johnny Mercer Foundation (JMF) is expanding its support of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) by joining a group of prestigious sponsors for the second season of the well received American Songbook at NJPAC. Hosted by Ted Chapin and airing on New Jersey's public television NJTV, the series features live performances of America's finest interpreters of the Great American Songbook on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 7pm and Sunday, September 21 at 3pm. Slated to appear are Marilyn Maye, Tommy Tune, Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, John Pizzarelli, Nellie McKay and Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana, with John Pizzarelli performing an entire show of songs by the great master himself, Johnny Mercer. (more...)

    John Mellencamp Announces 'Plain Spoken' 2015 North American Tour
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

    John Mellencamp announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour beginning in January 2015 throughout the summer. “The Voice of the Heartland” will play 80 shows including multiple dates in the artist's hometown of Bloomington, Indiana; Nashville, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, and more. (more...)

    Kasie Gasparini, Will Roland and More to Star in WASTED TUNES at Don't Tell Mama, 9/20
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

    'Wasted Tunes' is an original blast of theatrical rock'n'roll by composer/lyricist Mark Sonnenblick. Audiences can expect an evening of intoxicated anthems, hammered hymns, stoned showtunes, and blitzed ballads, none of which are from any comprehensible piece of theater and most of which will be performed in public for the first time. Brennan Caldwell (NBC's "The Sing-Off"), Kasie Gasparini (Mama Mia Las Vegas), Will Roland (The Black Suits), Emily Wexler, and Sonnenblick himself will star in the revue, which will be directed by Don't Tell Mama's Associate Director of Programming, Max Friedman. (more...)

    Lillias White, Justin Guarini and More to Join Lyons & Pakchar 9/29 at the NYPL for the Performing Arts
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

    Broadway's Future Songbook Series -- presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul -- begins on Monday, September 29th in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center located at 111 Amsterdam Avenue and 65th Street. (more...)

    BWW Review: MUSICAL MONDAY Hits New Heights in Kansas City
    by Steve Wilson - Sep 09, 2014

    Nine of the finest voices in Kansas City Theater made their way to the stage of the Off Center Theatre on September 8 to appear on Musical Monday and presented the audience with a night that will not be forgotten. Musical Monday began with only a handful of entertainers, Tim Scott, Jeremy Watson, and Chad Gerlt among a few others, with no microphones performing for a small audience. Over the last six seasons, the popularity of the show has caused Musical Theater Heritage to add a second night Tuesday September 9 to the schedule. (more...)

    Candlelight Dinner Playhouse's SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Now Playing Through 11/2
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

    The Candlelight Dinner Playhouse presents "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," an all-singing, all-dancing musical masterpiece. (more...)

    Henry Mancini's Timeless Film Music Celebrated In The Classic Soundtrack Collection Available November 18th
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

    NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce the release of Henry Mancini's The Classic SoundtrackCollection (http://smarturl.it/HM_TCSC_amzn) on Tuesday, November 18 th. In a career that spanned nearly half a century, Henry Mancini (1924-1994) became synonymous with catchy, jazzy, romantic music for film and television soundtracks. The Classic Soundtrack Collection, showcases all of Mancini's soundtrack albums for the RCA, Epic and Columbia labels, including several of his most iconic and beloved scores. (more...)

    Henry Mancini's Timeless Film Music Celebrated In The Classic Soundtrack Collection Available November 18th
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

    NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce the release of Henry Mancini's The Classic SoundtrackCollection (http://smarturl.it/HM_TCSC_amzn) on Tuesday, November 18 th. In a career that spanned nearly half a century, Henry Mancini (1924-1994) became synonymous with catchy, jazzy, romantic music for film and television soundtracks. The Classic Soundtrack Collection, showcases all of Mancini's soundtrack albums for the RCA, Epic and Columbia labels, including several of his most iconic and beloved scores. (more...)

    Jessica Grove to Lead Prospect Theater's THE UNDERCLASSMAN, Begin. 11/9
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

    Prospect Theater Company will present The Underclassman, an original musical that explores F. Scott Fitzgerald's coming of age as a writer on the eve of World War I, and his first romance with the elusive debutante Ginevra King. (more...)

    Dancers Over 40 & Friends Set 20th Anniversary Season
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

    Dancers Over 40....And Friends will celebrate its 20th Anniversary season with a full roster of exciting events, including: (more...)

    Rob Ashford to Helm Workshop for MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

    As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Rob Ashford helmed a June reading for Alfred Uhry's musical version of John Berendt's 1994 best selling book MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL. Producers Craig Haffner and and Anne Hamburger revealed intentions to take the new musical to London next, prior to a Broadway run. Now according to an Equity casting notice, the same team will helm a New York City workshop for the show on September 15-19. (more...)

    Photo Flash: THE LION's Benjamin Scheuer and More Party at the St. James
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

    One man, six guitars and an incredible story of love, loss and survival. ASCAP Cole Porter Award winner Benjamin Scheuer returns to St. James Studio with his brilliant solo musical show, which sold out there under its original title The Bridge last October, following an award-winning premiere season at the Edinburgh Fringe. Scroll down for photos of Scheuer and company celebrating at the St. James! (more...)

    Caissie Levy, Ariana DeBose, Molly Hager and More to Join Alexander Sage Oyen at Don't Tell Mama Next Week
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

    Award-winning musical theater writer Alexander Sage Oyen brings two completely different sets of his original songs, stripped down to their barest bones, to Don't Tell Mama for what promise to be his most personal concerts to date. Audiences can expect to hear Oyen and a small group of special guests perform his best-loved songs as well as world premieres. Don't Tell Mama's associate director of programming, Max Friedman, will direct both evenings. (more...)

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