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
BWW Review: 2015 MetroStar Champ Minda Larsen Delivers Another Winning Performance With MY SOUTHERN SONG at Metropolitan RoomBWW Review: 2015 MetroStar Champ Minda Larsen Delivers Another Winning Performance With MY SOUTHERN SONG at Metropolitan Room
by Victoria Ordin - May 30, 2016

The fourth time was the charm for Minda Larsen, winner of the 2015 MetroStar Competition: “I have an MFA in opera,” she joked during the debut of her show, My Southern Song, at the Metropolitan Room on May 21, “So it took four tries in six years to win that competition.” The remark is typical of the self-deprecating humor of the versatile singer from Jacksonville, FL, who spent time in Georgia and went to school in South Carolina. Itching all her life to get out of the South, now she longs to get back. Her new show (a four-date run that is her award for winning the MetroStar) captures that longing with love, laughter, and an occasional tear. (more...)

CONCERT FOR A CAUSE Set for Unity Center, 6/4CONCERT FOR A CAUSE Set for Unity Center, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Broadway and cabaret performers come together for a good cause on Saturday, June 4 at 7 pm at Unity Center in Norwalk, Connecticut. The 'cause' for this concert will be announced as a part of the event itself, so just come enjoy a stellar show with two for one drinks after the event at BJ Ryan's BANC House (around the corner from Unity Center). (more...)

BWW Review: The Many Charms of I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOUBWW Review: The Many Charms of I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU
by Ellen Dostal - May 17, 2016

Lovers of the era of Busby Berkeley movie musicals are getting a double whammy of Golden Age goodness this month with a pair of musicals playing only two blocks from each other in Hollywood. I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU is already running at the mid-sized Ricardo Montalban Theatre on Vine and, very shortly, 42ND STREET will open at the much larger Hollywood Pantages. Both are inescapably linked by their subject matter.   (more...)

IRVING BERLIN: IN PERSON Cast Album To Be Released on 6/3IRVING BERLIN: IN PERSON Cast Album To Be Released on 6/3
by Louisa Brady - May 14, 2016

The premiere recording of ASCAP award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa's musical play 'Irving Berlin: In Person,' which was developed at the 13th Street Theater in New York City, will be released June 3rd.  Jed Peterson, who's starred Off-Broadway in such shows as 'Hard Times' and 'Nevsky Prospect,' and has been featured on television's  'Madame Secretary,' stars as Mr. Berlin.  Richard Danley is musical director.  Choreography and tap-dancing are by Rayna Hirt.  Hawkins Gardow is special guest artist. Music preparation is by Donald Brown.   Peter Charney and Matthew Nardozzi are assistants to the producers.  The CD, being distributed exclusively in the United States via CDBaby, will be available on CDBaby.com, Amazon.com, iTunes, Footlight Records, Google Music, etc. (more...)

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals and Behind-the-Scenes of I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOUBWW TV: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals and Behind-the-Scenes of I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 11, 2016

Producer Corky Hale's I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU - The Life and Lyrics of Al Dubin, features lyrics by Al Dubin, most music by Harry Warren, a book by Jerry Leichtling and Arlene Sarner, and musical direction by Gerald Sternbach.  The production is directed and choreographed by  Kay Cole.  BroadwayWorld TV's own LA on-air Host Michael Sterling was invited to take a sneak peek at rehearsals last week and interview some of the show's stars and creative team.   (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko to Launch 'Musicals in Concert' Series with HELLO, DOLLY!Feinstein's at the Nikko to Launch 'Musicals in Concert' Series with HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

This summer, Feinstein's at the Nikko will present concert productions of two classic Jerry Herman musicals -- Hello, Dolly! and Mame -- as part of their new "Musicals in Concert" series. (more...)

Northwestern's American Music Theatre Project to Host WELL WORN WORDS Reading, 6/2Northwestern's American Music Theatre Project to Host WELL WORN WORDS Reading, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University will present a reading of 'Well Worn Words' by the Discount Ghost Stories Collective, June 2nd at the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts in Evanston, Illinois. (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory Presents Heath Saunders' Joe's Pub Debut on 5/9Musical Theatre Factory Presents Heath Saunders' Joe's Pub Debut on 5/9
by Louisa Brady - Apr 30, 2016

Musical Theatre Factory (MTF) will present Heath Saunders in concert at Joe's Pub featuring special guests Jason Gotay (Bring it On: The Musical), F. Michael Haynie (Wicked), Ashley Perez-Flanagan (Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812), Ally Bonino (Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat at MTF), Nikko Benson (Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat at MTF), and Trent Saunders (Aladdin) on May 9 at 9:30 p.m. at Joe's Pub. Tickets are $20 and available at http://bit.ly/1rFOGLR. (more...)

Shaina Taub to Release SONGS FROM OLD HATS Collection Next WeekShaina Taub to Release SONGS FROM OLD HATS Collection Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release a special EP of world-premiere recordings by acclaimed singer/songwriter SHAINA TAUB - which she wrote for and performed in the hit Off-Broadway production of Old Hats - on Friday, April 29. (more...)

BWW Review: SuperMAS Leaps Tall BuildingsBWW Review: SuperMAS Leaps Tall Buildings
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 20, 2016

Oh, for the love of God, we get it, we get it: The superwomen – who might best be described as the superheroines of Nashville's theaterati and assorted non-stagey types – of SuperMAS love each other, admire each other's mad musical theater skills and get along as well as a bunch of Canadians trying to out-courteous one another! But just imagine how much fun it would be if the quintet of superior performers could somehow show us the seamy underbelly of their interactions and artistic collaborations, exposing us to the histrionics of the Real Housewives reality of their relationships…complete with overturned tables, repeated air kisses and trips to faraway lands where they redefine the term “ugly Americans.” (more...)

New Musicals SKIN & BONES and U.G.L.Y. Set for SigWorks: Musical Theater LabNew Musicals SKIN & BONES and U.G.L.Y. Set for SigWorks: Musical Theater Lab
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre has announced the two musicals that have been chosen for the SigWorks: Musical Theater Lab, a new developmental workshop for musical theater writers - SKIN & BONES by Ben Clark and Andrew Kramer and U.G.L.Y. by Darius Smith. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Lindsay Mendez, Daniel Quadrino, Troy Iwata and More Sing the Music of Tim Rosser & Charlie SohneSTAGE TUBE: Watch Lindsay Mendez, Daniel Quadrino, Troy Iwata and More Sing the Music of Tim Rosser & Charlie Sohne
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2016

After a sold-out concert in 2013, Jonathan Larson and Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Award winners Charlie Sohne & Tim Rosser came back to the Feinstein's/54 Below stage for the first time in over 2 years. Audiences heard selections from some of their latest projects including Run Away Home, Talk To Me, The Boy Who Danced on Air, and their new slash fiction boy band pilot Truth Slash Fiction. (more...)

The Engeman to Present SIMON & GARFUNKEL: LIVE IN CENTRAL PARK [REVISITED]The Engeman to Present SIMON & GARFUNKEL: LIVE IN CENTRAL PARK [REVISITED]
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

On April 18, 2016 the John W. Engeman Theater will present Simon & Garfunkel: Live in Central Park [Revisited]. (more...)

FANCY NANCY, THE MUSICAL to Return to the Chance This SpringFANCY NANCY, THE MUSICAL to Return to the Chance This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, Chance Theater is delighted to present an encore presentation of Fancy Nancy, The Musical as part of its second Theater for Young Audiences Series. (more...)

MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET Extends at Don't Tell MamaMIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET Extends at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

The premiere staging of the new musical MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET, which opens this week at Manhattan cabaret institution Don't Tell Mama, has announced that it will extend. A fifth performance will be added to the limited run due to popular demand. The show, which stars Sam Bolen and Mark Sonnenblick, was written by Sonnenblick, and directed by Don't Tell Mama's Associate Director of Programming Max Friedman. (more...)

Taylor Swift to be Honored with First-Ever 'Taylor Swift Award' at 64th Annual BMI Pop AwardsTaylor Swift to be Honored with First-Ever 'Taylor Swift Award' at 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) will present Taylor Swift with an award bearing her name in recognition of her incomparable creative and artistic talent and influence on music lovers throughout the world. (more...)

Dan Rosales, Spencer Glass and More to Lead WRINGER Premiere at City CenterDan Rosales, Spencer Glass and More to Lead WRINGER Premiere at City Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The full cast and creative team have been announced for the world-premiere production of WRINGER, a new musical by Jacob Yandura and Rebekah Greer Melocik. Produced by the award-winning New York City Children's Theater, WRINGER will play New York City Center Stage II April 8-17, 2016. (more...)

Yale Institute for Music Theatre Announces 2016 SelectionsYale Institute for Music Theatre Announces 2016 Selections
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

The YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE announces the two original book musicals which have been selected for this year's two-week summer lab:  Blessing, music and lyrics by Andrew R. Butler and book by Andrew Farmer, directed by Kent Nicholson; and The White City, music by Avi Amon and book and lyrics by Julia Gytri, directed by Mark Brokaw. The 2016 Institute, which runs June 12-25 at Yale School of Drama, will culminate with open rehearsal readings of each project, presented as part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, on June 24 and 25. (more...)

Nathan Lee Graham, Robin De Jesus, Jason Tam Lead Industry Readings of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS This WeekNathan Lee Graham, Robin De Jesus, Jason Tam Lead Industry Readings of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The workshop of award-winning composer/lyricist/playwright/performer Max Vernon's new musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, directed by Scott Ebersold and with choreography by Spencer Liff and music direction by Matt Aument, will hold their industry presentations this week, starting today, March 31st, and continuing tomorrow, Friday, April 1st, in New York City. (more...)

Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch, Tony DeSare & More Set for Bemelmans Bar in The Carlyle's Spring SeasonJim Caruso & Billy Stritch, Tony DeSare & More Set for Bemelmans Bar in The Carlyle's Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, will welcome Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch, The Brandon McCune Trio,and Tony DeSare and to Bemelmans Bar for Sunday night residencies throughout the spring 2016 season. Featuring top artists from the worlds of jazz, cabaret and Broadway alongside special unannounced guests, Sunday nights at Bemelmans Bar have become a favorite spot for a wide range of performing musicians across the city. Additionally, the classic watering hole has drawn crowds consisting of socialites, politicians, movie stars and moguls for more than five decades. More information on acts performing this winter can be found below. (more...)

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