Johnny Mercer News

Also Credited As: John Mercer
 
Date Of Birth:
November 18, 1909
Date Of Death:
June 25, 1976 (66)
Birth Place:
Savannah, GA, USA
Gender: Male
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Johnny Mercer News

Date of Birth: November 18, 1909
Date of Death: June 25, 1976 (66)
Birth Place: Savannah, GA, USA
Gender: Male
The Berman Presents Two Ways to See TOMMY TUNE TONITE! This AugustThe Berman Presents Two Ways to See TOMMY TUNE TONITE! This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The Berman Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to welcome 10-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 25 in Tommy Tune Tonite! (more...)

RUTHLESS!, KALEIDOSCOPE and More Slated for Creative Cauldron's 2016-17 SeasonRUTHLESS!, KALEIDOSCOPE and More Slated for Creative Cauldron's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The 2016-17 Season will mark Creative Cauldron's eighth year producing and presenting live theater and music at ArtSpace Falls Church. (more...)

NYMT's PRODIGY Cast Recording Hits No. 6 on iTunes Soundtrack ChartsNYMT's PRODIGY Cast Recording Hits No. 6 on iTunes Soundtrack Charts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Auburn Jam Records and National Youth Music Theatre have just released the Original Cast Recording of Prodigy, the new musical from Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary. The recording was released today 25th July, with CDs available to purchase at prodigy.auburnjam.co.uk, and digital copies available to download via all major online retailers, including iTunes, where the album is currently at No. 6 and climbing on the soundtrack charts. (more...)

Prospect Theatre Company to Premiere ARCHETYPE: July 27-31Prospect Theatre Company to Premiere ARCHETYPE: July 27-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, presentsARCHETYPE, a collection of six new mini-musicals, the culminating production of Prospect's 2016 Musical Theater Lab (the company's 10th lab production).  ARCHETYPE will play from July 27 - 31 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street @ 1st Ave., NYC). (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Annie Golden to Lead Joe Iconis' BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER at Barrington StageORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Annie Golden to Lead Joe Iconis' BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER at Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, Mass., has announced the Musical Theatre Lab world premiere new musical, Broadway Bounty Hunter, running from August 12 through September 4, 2016. The Press Opening is August 19 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Nicholas Payton's Afro-Caribbean Mixtape and More Coming Up This Month at BirdlandNicholas Payton's Afro-Caribbean Mixtape and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for July 25-31, including Nicholas Payton's New Afro-Caribbean Mixtape, Lesli Margherita, Bob Corwin and Rose Kingsley Celebrate Johnny Mercer, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

NYMT's PRODIGY Original Cast Recording Set for Release This MonthNYMT's PRODIGY Original Cast Recording Set for Release This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Auburn Jam Records and National Youth Music Theatre are excited to be releasing the Original Cast Recording of PRODIGY, the new musical from Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary, commissioned and developed by NYMT for its premiere production at The St James Theatre in August 2015. (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Sets 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS LineupNational Alliance for Musical Theatre Sets 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli to Perform at Kitano Jazz, 7/13Gabrielle Stravelli to Perform at Kitano Jazz, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

?GABRIELLE STRAVELLI - the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter called an "outstanding singer" by The Wall Street Journal and "hotter than the equator" by The Village Voice - will introduce a new evening celebrating the legendary songwriters Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael at Kitano Jazz (66 Park Avenue at 38th Street) on Wednesday, July 13 with sets at 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM. In addition to well-known standards by Mercer ("Dream") and Carmichael ("Stardust") and compositions they wrote together ("Skylark," "In The Cool Cool Cool of the Evening"), the show includes collaborations with other composers and lyricists. The evening also features rare material by the pair from their Broadway Show I Walk With Music and movies from the 1950s and 60s. She will be joined by Art Hirahara on piano, Pat O'Leary on bass and Eric Halvorson on drums. (more...)

Michael Feinstein to Join Colburn School Students in Benefit Concert This FallMichael Feinstein to Join Colburn School Students in Benefit Concert This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Students from the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts and the Colburn Conservatory of Music will join Michael Feinstein, founder of the Great American Songbook Foundation, for a benefit event in Zipper Hall on October 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Lorna Luft Celebrates Gay Pride and Mom Judy Garland Through Jubilant and Poignant Standards at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW Review: Lorna Luft Celebrates Gay Pride and Mom Judy Garland Through Jubilant and Poignant Standards at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Casey Alter Mink - Jul 4, 2016

When preparing to watch Lorna Luft perform in concert, it is impossible not to feel nostalgic about her late mother, the legendary Judy Garland. Perhaps no one is more aware of this conundrum than Luft herself. And yet, at her return engagement to Feinstein's/54 Below on June 22 (the opening of a three-show run) performing a show celebrating Gay Pride Month, Luft managed to pay homage to both her mother's influence on herself as well as her enduring cultural impact, while also reminding audiences why she's had staying power in this industry in her own right. And yes, there was a juicy Judy story or two. (more...)

FIDDLER's Julie Benko Set to Perform at Cornelia Street CafeFIDDLER's Julie Benko Set to Perform at Cornelia Street Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2016

Celebrated vocalist Julie Benko, stepping off the Broadway stage where she appears in Fiddler on the Roof, returns to the Cornelia Street Cafe on Sunday, July 31st at 8:30PM to present an evening of jazz. She is backed by a virtuosic sextet including Jason Yeager (piano), Danny Weller (bass), Jay Sawyer (drums), Andy Warren (trumpet), Kenny Pexton (reeds), and Walter Harris (trombone). (more...)

The Lost Collective to Serve LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care FacilitiesThe Lost Collective to Serve LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care Facilities
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

?The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) and the NYC Administration for Children's Services (ACS) have announced The Lost Collective have been selected to serve as artists-in-residence with ACS. (more...)

Leanne Borghesi Will Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko in AugustLeanne Borghesi Will Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko in August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The sumptuously talented Leanne Borghesi returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with her all-new comedic show, BDSM (Beautiful Dirty Sexy Me) for two performances only - Friday, August 5 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, August 6 (8 p.m.). (more...)

New Residency Program THE MITTEN LAB to Launch This Fall Northern MichiganNew Residency Program THE MITTEN LAB to Launch This Fall Northern Michigan
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The MITTEN Lab (A Michigan Incubator for Theatre Talent Emerging Now), led by co-founders Katherine Carter and Rachel Sussman, is proud to announce the launch of its residency program in Northern Michigan this September. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck, Lesli Margherita & More Coming to Birdland in JulyTony Yazbeck, Lesli Margherita & More Coming to Birdland in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its July 2016 schedule, featuring Stacey Kent, The Birdland Big Band 10-Year Celebration, The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Nicholas Payton Quintet, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Tony Yazbeck, Lesli Margherita, Ravi Coltrane, Laila Biali, Barbara Carroll, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

BWW Preview: The Palm Springs Area has a 'Cool' Summer LineupBWW Preview: The Palm Springs Area has a 'Cool' Summer Lineup
by Audrey Liebross - Jun 15, 2016

Coachella Valley performing arts fans who stay in town this summer will not be bored; there are many cabarets, staged readings, and full-fledged theatrical productions to keep everyone occupied. (more...)

Caissie Levy, Krysta Rodriguez & More Set for Yale Institute for Music Theatre's New ReadingsCaissie Levy, Krysta Rodriguez & More Set for Yale Institute for Music Theatre's New Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

The YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE announces the creative teams and casting for the two original book musicals, Blessing, music and lyrics by Andrew R. Butler and book by Andrew Farmer, and The White City, music by Avi Amon and book and lyrics by Julia Gytri, which will be developed in an intensive two-week summer lab at Yale School of Drama, June 13-25. (more...)

VIDEOS: Barbra Streisand's Broadway! Part Two: The 1970sVIDEOS: Barbra Streisand's Broadway! Part Two: The 1970s
by Michael Dale - Jun 11, 2016

The second of a six-part, decade-by-decade video series sampling the legendary artist's performances of musical theatre classics. (more...)

BWW Review: Michael Feinstein's SING ME A SWING SONG Breezes, Bounces and Bows at Jazz at Lincoln CenterBWW Review: Michael Feinstein's SING ME A SWING SONG Breezes, Bounces and Bows at Jazz at Lincoln Center
by Alix Cohen - Jun 11, 2016

Jazz at Lincoln Center's 2016 Popular Song series at the Appel Room ended this year's agenda on June 8 with host Michael Feinstein's appreciation of the interconnection between swing and popular song, a subject about which he's clearly enthusiastic. Each musical era, he suggests, is previewed by a song marking change: “Alexander's Ragtime Band” ushered in ragtime, “Sing, Sing Sing,” prefaced swing, “Rock Around the Clock” heralded rock n' roll. With the able assistance of Musical Director Tedd Firth (also on piano), Firth's Big Band, and special guest vocalists Allyson Briggs, Jeremy Jordan, and Catherine Ross, Feinstein and Co. delivered a lively evening of familiar and eclectic material. (more...)

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