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
Monahan & Oyen's Devilish New Musical DIVA: LIVE FROM HELL to Warm Up TNC This SpringMonahan & Oyen's Devilish New Musical DIVA: LIVE FROM HELL to Warm Up TNC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Unstoppable Theater will give audiences a rare glimpse into the Seventh Circle--Hell's dingiest cabaret venue--as it presents Sean Patrick Monahan in Monahan & Oyen's DIVA: LIVE FROM HELL, a devilish new musical directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell) that charts a high school musical nerd's descent into madness, March 23rd - April 9th at Theater for the New City's Community Space Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS is JoyousBWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS is Joyous
by Tyler Hinton - Feb 21, 2017

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley is a joyous, nostalgic romp that is at once familiar and new. (more...)

Diana Krall's New Album 'Turn Up The Quiet'  Out On Verve Records 5/5Diana Krall's New Album 'Turn Up The Quiet' Out On Verve Records 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer Diana Krall's highly anticipated new album Turn Up the Quiet will be released on May 5th by Verve Records. (more...)

POLYPHONE Festival to Return to University of the Arts This SpringPOLYPHONE Festival to Return to University of the Arts This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The University of the Arts' Ira Brind School of Theater Arts announces the lineup for year three of Polyphone, a 'festival of the emerging musical' at UArts in Philadelphia. (more...)

Sigourney Weaver, Danny Burstein, Laura Osnes and More Will Honor Lincoln Center's 2017 Emerging ArtistsSigourney Weaver, Danny Burstein, Laura Osnes and More Will Honor Lincoln Center's 2017 Emerging Artists
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced today its second class of Emerging Artists, recognizing diverse talents, from a visionary filmmaker to world-class musicians to a singer-songwriter currently starring on Broadway. (more...)

Lifetime's Hit Series BRING IT! to Take the Stage in 40 Cities Across the USLifetime's Hit Series BRING IT! to Take the Stage in 40 Cities Across the US
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

After a massive sold-out 2016 summer tour, Lifetime's hit series Bring It! is back by overwhelming demand, and set to take the stage in forty cities across the US (more...)

THE BIG BROADCAST! Returns to Mount Holyoke College's  Chapin Auditorium on 3/5THE BIG BROADCAST! Returns to Mount Holyoke College's Chapin Auditorium on 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College present the 12th edition of The Big Broadcast! on Sunday, March 5 at 2PM & 7PM at Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, MA. Created and directed by Mark Gionfriddo, who is also onstage as "Matt Morgan", The Big Broadcast!  is a re-creation of a live 1940's radio show featuring the Mount Holyoke College Big Band, Vocal Jazz, and Chamber Jazz Ensembles performing well-known tunes from the swing era and the American songbook. WWLP-TV meteorologist Brian Lapis is emcee "Fred Kelley" for his 10th consecutive season. (more...)

CRUEL INTENTIONS THE MUSICAL Adds Seats Due to Popular DemandCRUEL INTENTIONS THE MUSICAL Adds Seats Due to Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Cruel Intentions: The Musical, the new stage adaptation of Roger Kumble's 1999 cult hit film developed by Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross, has announced that the previously sold-out engagement will release of a new block of tickets for all three shows of its pop-up New York Premiere engagement starting this weekend at (Le) Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street). (more...)

Tony Nominee Stephen Bray to Teach at 12th Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters ProjectTony Nominee Stephen Bray to Teach at 12th Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The Johnny Mercer Foundation (JMF) and the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University announce Stephen Bray, Tony, and Grammy-nominated songwriter for The Color Purple, will join the 12th annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project as a Master Teacher. (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and EmceeCABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

Six Emerging Artists Named 2017 Jonathan Larson Grant RecipientsSix Emerging Artists Named 2017 Jonathan Larson Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The American Theatre Wing announced today that the 2017 Jonathan Larson Grants recipients are Ben Bonnema (book, music and lyrics), Maggie-Kate Coleman & Erato A. Kremmyda (music and lyrics), Ty Defoe & Tidtaya Sinutoke (book, music and lyrics), and Michael R. Jackson (book, music and lyrics). (more...)

Celtic Woman's VOICES OF ANGELS Debuts at #1 on World and Classical ChartsCeltic Woman's VOICES OF ANGELS Debuts at #1 on World and Classical Charts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

VOICES OF ANGELS contains some of the most popular songs from the Celtic Woman repertoire, along with several previously unrecorded tracks, all with stunning new orchestral arrangements recorded with the 72-piece Orchestra of Ireland.  Celtic Woman has a remarkable 12-year-legacy of introducing the most talented singers and musicians from Ireland onto the world stage.  VOICES OF ANGELS showcases the angelic voices of Susan McFadden, Mairéad Carlin, Eabha McMahon and introduces the breathtaking new Celtic violinist Tara McNeill.  The foursome are currently on a short run of holiday-themed dates in late 2016 (at which they'll introduce U.S. audiences to Tara McNeill), with a full tour to follow in Spring 2017.   (more...)

Jennifer Damiano and Constantine Rousouli to Seduce Audiences in CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE MUSICAL at LPR; Cast Announced!Jennifer Damiano and Constantine Rousouli to Seduce Audiences in CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE MUSICAL at LPR; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Cruel Intentions: The Musical, the new stage adaptation of Roger Kumble's 1999 cult hit film developed by Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross, announces the cast for its New York Premiere pop-up engagement this February at (Le) Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street). (more...)

THE BIG BROADCAST! to Return to Mount Holyoke This MarchTHE BIG BROADCAST! to Return to Mount Holyoke This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College present the 12th edition of The Big Broadcast! on Saturday, March 4 at 2PM & 7PM at Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, MA.  (more...)

Creative Cauldron to Present Scorching Musical BLUES IN THE NIGHTCreative Cauldron to Present Scorching Musical BLUES IN THE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Creative Cauldron presents the Tony-Award Nominated Musical Blues in the Night, directed by Creative Cauldron's Artistic Associate, Matt Conner. Set in a rundown hotel in Chicago 1938, Blues in the Night was conceived and originally directed by Sheldon Epps. (more...)

BWW Review: A TRIBUTE TO OL' BLUE EYES with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at StrathmoreBWW Review: A TRIBUTE TO OL' BLUE EYES with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 27, 2017

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THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Teams with LGBT Community Center for Panel, PerformanceTHE VIEW UPSTAIRS Teams with LGBT Community Center for Panel, Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon, directed by Scott Ebersold and choreographed by Al Blackstone - is teaming up with the New York LGBT Community Center (208 West 13th Street in New York) for a special event exploring the musical on Wednesday, February 1 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: Will Friedwald Pays Tribute to Harold Arlen in New CLIP JOINT at 92YBWW Review: Will Friedwald Pays Tribute to Harold Arlen in New CLIP JOINT at 92Y
by Alix Cohen - Jan 26, 2017

On January 24, Will Friedwald, producer, feature writer for The Wall Street Journal, author of nine books on popular music, countless articles, and liner notes, moved his nostalgic CLIP JOINT series to Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street Y. For the uninitiated, CLIP JOINT offers curated video clips---many not seen in decades---from a huge vintage collection of quality sources, DVD and 16mm (not downloaded from YouTube). Each themed program features writers, musicians, and/or vocalists associated with our American Songbook. Friedwald's economic commentary, encyclopedic knowledge, and openness to questions is a unique resource for fans and professionals alike. (more...)

Elliott Kanbar Releases THE TRAGEDY OF MOSESElliott Kanbar Releases THE TRAGEDY OF MOSES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Written in verse and inspired by great lyricists like Stephen Sondheim, Johnny Mercer, Cole Porter, Sheldon Harnick and most notably Lin-Manuel Miranda's recent groundbreaking Broadway hit 'Hamilton,' in his new book 'The Tragedy Of Moses' author Elliott Kanbar has created a fun and entertaining read that tackles a subject that's certain to generate questions challenging long held beliefs about Moses and the Bible itself. (more...)

Kris Kristofferson Coming to Playhouse SquareKris Kristofferson Coming to Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Show business wannabes are warned to "keep your day job"… just in case. But in the case of KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, the Rhodes Scholar/Golden Gloves boxer gave up a Captain's rank as a helicopter pilot in the Army's elite Airborne Rangers and a turn-down of an assignment to teach at West Point...all to pursue a music career. (more...)

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