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  • John Mercer

  • Date Of Birth:
    November 18, 1909
    Date Of Death:
    June 25, 1976 (66)
    Birth Place:
    Savannah, GA, USA
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    BWW Reviews: Magos & Limón Croon to the SoulBWW Reviews: Magos & Limón Croon to the Soul
    by David Clarke - Nov 25, 2014

    Last week, New York based jazz duo Magos & Limon took the stage at Joe's Pub. Jazz vocalist Magos Herrera hails from Mexico City and has garnered great attention for her singing abilities. Javier Limon, who plays minimalist Flamenco on guitar, is originally from Madrid. Together the duo bridges the gap between their home countries and creates a unique and intriguing sound that lures the audience into the performance and croons to the soul. (more...)

    Pittsburgh CLO to Welcome Brandon Lambert & John Wascavage to Cast of MURDER FOR TWOPittsburgh CLO to Welcome Brandon Lambert & John Wascavage to Cast of MURDER FOR TWO
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

    Pittsburgh CLO will welcome the newest members of the cast of Murder For Two to the CLO Cabaret, November 26 - January 18. Point Park University alums Brandon Lambert and John Wascavage will debut as 'Marcus' and 'The Suspects' this Wednesday evening, and continue their run through January 18. Tickets start at $34.75 and are available at CLOCabaret.com, by calling 412-456-6666 or visiting the Box Office at Theater Square. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: Young Singers Peddie, Dirksen, Block and Lowe Are No Longer Waiting to Join the Shining New Lights of CabaretBWW Reviews: Young Singers Peddie, Dirksen, Block and Lowe Are No Longer Waiting to Join the Shining New Lights of Cabaret
    by Billie Roe - Nov 22, 2014

    Every year, despite a litany of warnings they come to the Big Apple with big dreams. Warnings like: “You have to pay your dues.” “It's a tough business, kid.” “How are you going to survive?” There's no such thing as an overnight success, yet still they come to be at “the top of the heap,” as Kander and Ebb so eloquently put it. The four young performers featured here haven't yet vaulted to the top of the cabaret heap, but they've certainly made their marks with excellent shows during 2014, while exhibiting the potential to get there. The spotlight is already shining on Chrysten Peddie, Angela Dirksen, Rembert Block, and Kristoffer Lowe. (more...)

    MetroStage to Present A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS CAROL, 11/25-12/28MetroStage to Present A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS CAROL, 11/25-12/28
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

    Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin has announced A Broadway Christmas Carol, created by Kathy Feininger, will return to MetroStage for the holidays Nov. 25-Dec. 28 for a fifth season . It has been the holiday show for the past four seasons and has become a holiday tradition here at MetroStage. Prior to 2009, it had played to sold out houses at Round House Theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland, for seven consecutive years ending in 2004. (more...)

    Billy Joel Honored With 2014 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song; Concert to Air 1/2 on PBSBilly Joel Honored With 2014 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song; Concert to Air 1/2 on PBS
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

    The Library of Congress is celebrating Billy Joel's 50-year career and his selection as the 2014 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in the nation's capital with a series of events, culminating in a star-studded concert tonight. (more...)

    Photo Flash: Gerard Canonico, Kimiko Glen and More in Alexander Sage Oyen's A NIGHT LIKE THIS at 54 BelowPhoto Flash: Gerard Canonico, Kimiko Glen and More in Alexander Sage Oyen's A NIGHT LIKE THIS at 54 Below
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

    A NIGHT LIKE THIS by Alexander Sage Oyen was presented on November 15 at 54 Below, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

    Stephen Sondheim, Billy Joel & More Receive ASCAP Centennial AwardStephen Sondheim, Billy Joel & More Receive ASCAP Centennial Award
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

    Last night, ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) conferred its singular, once-in-a-century ASCAP Centennial Awards, to a select group of American music icons in recognition of their incomparable accomplishments (more...)

    Interactive New Musical BLANK! Opens Tonight at New World StagesInteractive New Musical BLANK! Opens Tonight at New World Stages
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

    The much anticipated, groundbreaking, interactive theatrical event, BLANK! THE MUSICAL will open tonight, November 17 at NYC's New World Stages. (more...)

    Shaina Taub to Perform at Joe's Pub, 11/19Shaina Taub to Perform at Joe's Pub, 11/19
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

    After a year of traveling and performing all over the country, singer/songwriter Shaina Taub - winner of the 2014 Jonathan Larson Grant - returns home to New York to present an evening of her original songs with her band, on Wednesday November 19 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. Shaina will be joined by her bandmates bassist/singer Mike Brun (Mr. Burns, Old Hats) and drummer/singer Jacob Colin Cohen (One Man, Two Guv'nors; Old Hats), pianist David Farrell Melton and singer Grace McLean (Bedbugs!!!), Catherine Brookman (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) and Starr Busby will make special guest appearances. The set list will features selections from Old Hats, There's A House, Robin, songs from Taub's two EPs, and many brand new songs as well. (more...)

    Carolyn Montgomery-Forant to Guest Star in 13th Street Rep's THE IRVING BERLIN RAGTIME REVUECarolyn Montgomery-Forant to Guest Star in 13th Street Rep's THE IRVING BERLIN RAGTIME REVUE
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

    Award-winning cabaret, theater, and concert star Carolyn Montgomery-Forant will be a special guest at select performances of 'The Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue' at the 13th Street Repertory Theater (50 W. 13th Street, NYC). Montgomery-Forant-who has won the MAC Award, the Bistro Award, and the New York Nightlife Award--will take time out from her own concert schedule to make guest appearances in the revue at the following performances: Sunday, November 16th at 3 pm and 7 pm, and Sunday November 23rd at 3 p.m. (more...)

    American Music Theatre Project to Host SCROOGE IN LOVE! Workshop, 11/23American Music Theatre Project to Host SCROOGE IN LOVE! Workshop, 11/23
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

    The ?American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University will present a 'by-invitation-only' workshop presentation of the new musical 'Scrooge In Love!' for Northwestern theatre faculty, students, staff and Chicago theatre industry members, on Sunday, Nov. 23. (more...)

    BLANK! THE MUSICAL to Open Next Week at New World StagesBLANK! THE MUSICAL to Open Next Week at New World Stages
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

    ?The much anticipated, groundbreaking, interactive theatrical event, BLANK! THE MUSICAL will open on Monday, November 17 at NYC's New World Stages. (more...)

    Margo Seibert, Betsy Morgan, Mykal Kilgore & More to Perform Songs of Yandura & Melocik at 54 BelowMargo Seibert, Betsy Morgan, Mykal Kilgore & More to Perform Songs of Yandura & Melocik at 54 Below
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

    54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present The Songs of Jacob Yandura & Rebekah Greer Melocik performed by Margo Seibert, Mykal Kilgore, Betsy Morgan, and more on Monday, February 16th at 9:30pm. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: Sultry Jazz Singer Lyn Stanley Does Release Party of POTIONS in StyleBWW Reviews: Sultry Jazz Singer Lyn Stanley Does Release Party of POTIONS in Style
    by Don Grigware - Nov 10, 2014

    On Saturday November 8 at Upstairs at Vitello's in Studio City, international jazz vocalist Lyn Stanley presented a CD release party to celebrate her new recording Potions (from the 50s). Onstage with her were sensational musicians tenor-saxophonist Terry Harrington, pianist Mike Lang, bassist Mike Valerio and drummer Joe La Barbera. The 80-minute set was an evening to remember, a jazz lover's dream come true. (more...)

    Patti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below this WeekPatti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below this Week
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

    Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

    Broadway at the Cabaret - Top  Cabaret Picks for November 10-16 Featuring Lindsay Mendez, the Callaway Sisters, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top Cabaret Picks for November 10-16 Featuring Lindsay Mendez, the Callaway Sisters, and More!
    by Louisa Brady - Nov 9, 2014

    Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Broadway on 22nd Street, Ryan Scott Oliver and Lindsay Mendez's ACTOR THERAPY, The Songs of Adam Wachter: Just Come to This, A Night Like This Live in Concert, and The Music of Alex Rybeck. (more...)

    Late Night at 54 BELOW to Feature RSO & Lindsay Mendez's ACTOR THERAPY and More, 11/10-15Late Night at 54 BELOW to Feature RSO & Lindsay Mendez's ACTOR THERAPY and More, 11/10-15
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

    54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW presents the following events: (more...)

    13th Street Rep to Welcome Special Guests for Talkbacks13th Street Rep to Welcome Special Guests for Talkbacks
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

    ASCAP Award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa will be joined by special guests, including noted showbiz biographer Herb Goldman, writer/entertainer Brian Gari, and actor Michael Townsend Wright, for special audience 'talkback' sessions, following select performances of Deffaa's shows 'One Night with Fanny Brice' and 'The Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue,' which are playing in repertory this fall at the 13th Street Theater (50 W. 13th Street, NYC). (more...)

    Comedian Lewis Black Announces THE RANT IS DUE: PART DEUX 2015 TourComedian Lewis Black Announces THE RANT IS DUE: PART DEUX 2015 Tour
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

    Following the highly successful 2014 The Rant is Due tour, tickets for Lewis Black's all new 2015 The Rant is Due Part Deux go on-sale Friday, Nov. 7 at www.livenation.com. (more...)

    Patti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below this WeekPatti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below this Week
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

    Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

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