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
Fred Ebb Foundation Donates Over $1.6 Million to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AidsFred Ebb Foundation Donates Over $1.6 Million to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation has announced that its 2016 donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will total $1.675 million dollars, bringing the foundation's total contribution to BC/EFA to $13.325 million since it began 12 years ago. The foundation, which is funded by royalties from the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb's vast catalogue of work, makes an annual donation to BC/EFA. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore Honored with Fred Ebb AwardPhoto Coverage: Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore Honored with Fred Ebb Award
by Walter McBride - Nov 29, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation just presented the twelfth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore, last night in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. (more...)

12th Annual Fred Ebb Award Presented Tonight to Thomas Mizer & Curtis Moore12th Annual Fred Ebb Award Presented Tonight to Thomas Mizer & Curtis Moore
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell S. Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will present the twelfth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore, tonight from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley. (more...)

Acclaimed Balladeer Jean-Paul Vignon Recalls Classic Nightclub Era in New ShowAcclaimed Balladeer Jean-Paul Vignon Recalls Classic Nightclub Era in New Show
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

French-American entertainer Jean-Paul Vignon first stepped on to a U.S. stage at the famed Blue Angel nightclub in New York. The year? 1963, and his co-headliner on that bill? A then rising comic named Woody Allen. Vignon will fondly recall his years during that halcyon nightclub era in his new show, If We Only Have Love: A Musical Evening of Romance in English and French, which will premiere Thursday, December 8 at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. (more...)

Work by URINETOWN Creators and More Slated for Goodspeed's 2017 Festival of New MusicalsWork by URINETOWN Creators and More Slated for Goodspeed's 2017 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The 12th Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals, produced by Goodspeed Musicals' Max Showalter Center for Education in Musical Theatre, kicks off its much-anticipated three-day festival of brand-new works on Friday, January 13, 2017 at The Goodspeed with a staged reading of the intriguing new musical Picnic at Hanging Rock by Daniel Zaitchik based on the cherished novel by Joan Lindsay. (more...)

Celtic Woman New Album, 'Voices of Angels' Out TodayCeltic Woman New Album, 'Voices of Angels' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Multi-platinum international music sensation Celtic Woman are set to release their latest studio album VOICES OF ANGELS today (November 18) on Manhattan/Caroline. (more...)

Vocalist Vanessa Perea Will Pay Tribute To Sarah Vaughan at December Luna Stage ConcertVocalist Vanessa Perea Will Pay Tribute To Sarah Vaughan at December Luna Stage Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

In 2014, vocalist Vanessa Perea released her first solo album, Soulful Days, on the Zoho Music label. Jazz Times' Christopher Loudon wrote that her interpretation of the Richard Whiting/Johnny Mercer standard, 'Too Marvelous For Words', conveys 'a slithery sexiness worthy of Sarah Vaughan while weaving in some wickedly good scatting.' Jazzhistoryonline.com's Thomas Cunliffe has praised Perea's 'combination of confidence and maturity', predicting that she 'could become one of jazz's top vocalists in the near future.' (more...)

Premieres by Rachel Bonds, Jason Kim and The Bengsons Set for Ars Nova's 2017-18 LineupPremieres by Rachel Bonds, Jason Kim and The Bengsons Set for Ars Nova's 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Ars Nova, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Jason Eagan and Managing Director Renee Blinkwolt, has announced 18 months of boundary-pushing world premiere productions, all commissioned and developed by Ars Nova at their West 54th Street home. (more...)

'Lucie Arnaz - Latin Roots' at Miramar Cultural Center'Lucie Arnaz - Latin Roots' at Miramar Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The Miramar Cultural Center is proud to present Lucie Arnaz ~ Latin Roots for one night only, Saturday, November 19th at 8pm. (more...)

Andrew Lippa to Appear in SWAN LAKE THE MUSICAL Concert in HollywoodAndrew Lippa to Appear in SWAN LAKE THE MUSICAL Concert in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Broadway's Andrew Lippa will star in Seibert & Lundquist's Swan Lake: The Musical, Live in Concert on December 17, 2016 at 8:00PM at The Montalban Theater in Hollywood. (more...)

The AZ Swing Kings to Present THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK and ALL THAT JAZZ 11/22The AZ Swing Kings to Present THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK and ALL THAT JAZZ 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

On Tuesday, November 22 the AZ Swing Kings bring you The Great American Songbook and All That Jazz! The AZ Swing Kings Orchestra is a Valley favorite and consists of 18 instrumentalists and a vocalist. The orchestra is under the direction of Lenny King - former creator and director of the Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra - and all the musicians are experienced professional performers playing original arrangements made famous by the such great bands as: Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Stan Kenton, Duke Ellington, Maynard Ferguson and many others. The featured vocalist is Joni King. (more...)

Grammy Winner Kris Kristofferson to Make Segerstrom Center Debut This FallGrammy Winner Kris Kristofferson to Make Segerstrom Center Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Country music legend, a Highwayman, screen star and Academy Award-nominated songwriter, Kris Kristofferson makes his Segerstrom Center for the Arts debut today, November 5, 2016 in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)


by TV News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Nobody But Michael! CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) confirmed today that multi-Grammy and JUNO Award-winner Michael Bublé is set to take the reins as host of CTV's broadcast of THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS, returning to the Nation's Capital during the year-long celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of Confederation. (more...)

CAPITOL RECORDS TO LAUNCH YEAR-LONG 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IN NOVEMBER EXTENSIVE SLATE OF PROJECTS WILL ENCOMPASS MUSIC, FILM AND LITERARY WORLDSCAPITOL RECORDS TO LAUNCH YEAR-LONG 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IN NOVEMBER EXTENSIVE SLATE OF PROJECTS WILL ENCOMPASS MUSIC, FILM AND LITERARY WORLDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

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CAPITOL RECORDS TO LAUNCH YEAR-LONG 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IN NOVEMBER EXTENSIVE SLATE OF PROJECTS WILL ENCOMPASS MUSIC, FILM AND LITERARY WORLDSCAPITOL RECORDS TO LAUNCH YEAR-LONG 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IN NOVEMBER EXTENSIVE SLATE OF PROJECTS WILL ENCOMPASS MUSIC, FILM AND LITERARY WORLDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

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Alexandra Socha, Corey Cott and More to Lead Kerrigan & Lowdermilk's 'SAMANTHA BROWN' for The ScoreAlexandra Socha, Corey Cott and More to Lead Kerrigan & Lowdermilk's 'SAMANTHA BROWN' for The Score
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

On November 7th, The Score will produce The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown by Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk as a live concert for the next episode of the podcast recording. The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown, an original musical written by Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk (The Bad Years, Republic, Henry and Mudge), will be recorded live at Le Poisson Rouge. (more...)

Songwriters Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore Honored with 2016 Fred Ebb AwardSongwriters Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore Honored with 2016 Fred Ebb Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company will present the twelfth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore.  (more...)

Alexander Sage Oyen and Jessica Kahkoska's Discount Ghost Stories Releases Debut Album 'Famous Last Words'Alexander Sage Oyen and Jessica Kahkoska's Discount Ghost Stories Releases Debut Album 'Famous Last Words'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Alexander Sage Oyen and Jessica Kahkoska's rock collaboration Discount Ghost Stories releases its debut album, Famous Last Words, today. (more...)

Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

New York, New York: National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the first round of casting for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Today, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 26 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute, which features songs from Festival shows you will not get to hear in the 45-minute presentation. (more...)

NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals Officially Launches TodayNAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals Officially Launches Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre presents the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place tonight, October 27 and tomorrow, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

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