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
Welsh Diva Iris Williams Returns to Los Angeles Cabaret Scene 2/28Welsh Diva Iris Williams Returns to Los Angeles Cabaret Scene 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

International song stylist Iris Williams returns to the Los Angeles cabaret scene in a one night only solo performance at Catalina's located on Hollywood's storied Sunset Boulevard on February 28 at 8:30pm.  During Ms. Williams' set, themed "Let the Music Begin," she interprets standards by the likes of Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein, Nat King Cole, Carole King, Ashford & Simpson and Edith Piaf. http://www.catalinajazzclub.com (more...)

MTF to Rock Out at Joe's Pub with Discount Ghost Stories' WELL WORN WORDSMTF to Rock Out at Joe's Pub with Discount Ghost Stories' WELL WORN WORDS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Musical Theatre Factory, under the direction of Artistic Director, Shakina Nayfack, has announced that it will present Discount Ghost Stories' WELL WORN WORDS, a new rock musical with book, music and additional lyrics by Alexander Sage Oyen and book, archival research, and adapted text by Jessica Kahkoska, direction by Austin Regan and musical direction by Luke McGinnis, January 23 at 7pm at the Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)

New Exhibit Marks Ella Fitzgerald CentennialNew Exhibit Marks Ella Fitzgerald Centennial
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The rich musical legacy of vocalist Ella Fitzgerald is the focus of a new installation in the Great American Songbook Foundation's Exhibit Gallery at the Palladium. (more...)

12th Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project Seeks Submissions12th Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project Seeks Submissions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The Johnny Mercer Foundation and the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University are seeking the nation's most talented songwriters, aged 18 to 30 years, for the 12th annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project. (more...)

2017 Kleban Prize Winners Announced2017 Kleban Prize Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The Kleban Foundation is pleased to announce that the 27th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Daniel Zaitchik and the 27th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Lisa Kron. The 2017 prizes will be presented on Monday, February 6, 2017, in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI at ASCAP.   (more...)

Constantine Maroulis, Mel Johnson, Jr., Grasan Kingsberry and More Sign on for WEARING BLACK ReadingConstantine Maroulis, Mel Johnson, Jr., Grasan Kingsberry and More Sign on for WEARING BLACK Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

NewYorkRep and The Telling Company have announced casting for their upcoming staged reading of WEARING BLACK, the new musical featuring book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas. (more...)

2CELLOS to Return to the Fox Theatre with Songs from SCORE Album This Fall2CELLOS to Return to the Fox Theatre with Songs from SCORE Album This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

2CELLOS, music's most electric and dynamic instrumental duo, go to the movies for their new Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks album Score, available March 17, 2017. Bringing 2CELLOS' game-changing sound and style to the most popular melodies ever written for classic and contemporary movies and television, Score will be supported by a world tour presented by AEG Live, making a stop at the Fox Theatre on Friday, October 27 at 7 p.m. (more...)

2CELLOS Take Fans To The Movies Live at the Fabulous Fox Theatre2CELLOS Take Fans To The Movies Live at the Fabulous Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

2CELLOS, music's most electric and dynamic instrumental duo, go to the movies for their new Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks album Score, available March 17, 2017. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Bruce Hornsby to Perform at Sedona International Film Festival; Tickets on Sale MondayMichael Feinstein, Bruce Hornsby to Perform at Sedona International Film Festival; Tickets on Sale Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Tickets for three-time Grammy Award-winner Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemaker's Sedona International Film Festival opening concert on Saturday, Feb. 18 and five-time Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein's performance of the Great American Songbook on Friday, Feb. 24 go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16.  (more...)

Modern Day Fable THE GRAVEDIGGER'S LULLABY to Premiere at TACTModern Day Fable THE GRAVEDIGGER'S LULLABY to Premiere at TACT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

TACT has announced that the 2016 - '17 season will continue with the World Premiere of The Gravedigger's Lullaby, a play that arrives on the Mainstage by way of the company's 2015 newTACTics New Play Festival where it was workshopped and developed.  (more...)

CELTIC WOMAN Hold Two Spots on Billboard World ChartCELTIC WOMAN Hold Two Spots on Billboard World Chart
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Multi-platinum international music sensation Celtic Woman's latest studio album VOICES OF ANGELS (released November 18 on Manhattan/Caroline) remains atop the Billboard World chart at #1 (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli to Sing Johnny Mercer at Kitano Jazz This WeekendGabrielle Stravelli to Sing Johnny Mercer at Kitano Jazz This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

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 return with her concert celebrating the legendary songwriters Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael at Kitano Jazz (66 Park Avenue at 38th Street) on Saturday, January 7 with sets at 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM. (more...)

Max Vernon's New Musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Sets Off-Broadway PremiereMax Vernon's New Musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Sets Off-Broadway Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Invisible Wall Productions has announced that The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon and directed by Scott Ebersold - will launch an Off-Broadway run at Culture Project - The Lynn Redgrave (45 Bleecker Street). (more...)

CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE MUSICAL Set for Sexy Pop-Up Premiere in NYCCRUEL INTENTIONS: THE MUSICAL Set for Sexy Pop-Up Premiere in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Following two sold-out engagements in Los Angeles, Cruel Intentions: The Musical, a new stage adaptation of Roger Kumble's 1999 cult hit film developed by Jordan Ross and Lindsey Rosin, will make its New York premiere next month in a Pop-Up engagement at (Le) Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street), for three performances only - February 11, 13 & 14, 2017. (more...)

New Dance-Theater Work 'THE BENCH' Will Feature SHUFFLE ALONG's Darius de Haas and MoreNew Dance-Theater Work 'THE BENCH' Will Feature SHUFFLE ALONG's Darius de Haas and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Titus Theatricals, in association with Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, has announced the upcoming industry showcase presentations of the thrilling new work, The Bench – Journey into Love, during the 2017 APAP Conference. (more...)

Works by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at GoodspeedWorks by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 32 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2017 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 18 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. (more...)

Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts to Present LI'L ABNER as Musical Theatre Fundraiser ShowHuntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts to Present LI'L ABNER as Musical Theatre Fundraiser Show
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Born as a 1930s comic series, the musical comedy, 'Li'l Abner,' is this year's production for the Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts' Musical Theatre department's annual fundraiser show. (more...)

Industry Readings of WEARING BLACK Set for Next MonthIndustry Readings of WEARING BLACK Set for Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

NewYorkRep and The Telling Company present a staged reading of WEARING BLACK, the new musical featuring book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas.  Directed by Markus Potter, WEARING BLACK will play two performances on Monday, January 23, at 3PM and 7PM, at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street.  (more...)

Give the Gift of Broadway This Holiday Season with BroadwayWorld's 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!Give the Gift of Broadway This Holiday Season with BroadwayWorld's 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Need some last minute gift ideas for the Broadway lover in your life? Fear not! There may be only a few short weeks left before the holidays, but we've got plenty of ideas to add to your shopping list! (more...)

LIVE IN CENTRAL PARK [Revisited] Concert Comes To The Marcus CenterLIVE IN CENTRAL PARK [Revisited] Concert Comes To The Marcus Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

In 1981, more than 500,000 music fans gathered in Central Park to witness a concert by the now legendary reunion of folk duo Simon & Garfunkel. On Friday, March 31, award-winning recording artists, Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers recreate that magical night in Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall as part of the MC Presents series. (more...)

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