Lesley Gore News

Date Of Birth:
May 02, 1946 (68)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Gender:
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Cabaret Life NYC: KAREN OBERLIN Performing the Songs of Doris Day Is One of Cabaret's Most Ideal Matches of Singer to Subject
by Stephen Hanks - May 07, 2014

I was just a little more than a year into my new side career as a cabaret show reviewer when I first saw a Karen Oberlin show. It was Valentine's Day night 2012 and Oberlin—with guitarist Sean Harkness and guest violinist Aaron Weinstein—would be performing her romance-laced set, Stringing Along With Love, at the Metropolitan Room. At the time, all I knew about Oberlin was that she was considered among New York's best female cabaret singers, and I hadn't researched her performing history pre-show. About a third of the way into her set I leaned over to my wife (it was Valentine's Day after all) and whispered, “You know, she has a real Doris Day quality in her voice and in the way she delivers some lyrics.” This immediately ratcheted up my appreciation for Oberlin since there are four passions I inherited from my Dad—baseball, reading the morning papers, sports writing and Doris Day (well, also Sophia Loren, but that's for another column). Since Dad had grown up during the prime of the Big Band Era of the 1940s, I heard the sultry sounds of a young Doris Day singing songs like “Sentimental Journey” on the family stereo more than a few times. Once I saw Day's strikingly adorable blondness on a record cover and her rocking body in one of her films, I knew what Dad was talking about. As popular, famous, and near iconic as Doris Day became, in my book, as a singer and screen beauty she's always been vastly underrated. Little did I know that Karen Oberlin had been doing a Doris Day tribute show so since 2001 at places like Firebird, Iridium, and the late Danny's Skylight Room, and produced a CD, Secret Love: The Music of Doris Day, in 2002. Karen Oberlin had instantly become my secret love. (more...)

Ladies of Rock & Roll Set for Las Vegas' Suncoast Showroom, 5/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Music icons Lesley Gore and 'Little' Peggy March, Legendary Ladies of Rock & Roll, will perform their chart-topping songs on the Suncoast Showroom stage May 10 and 11. (more...)

Off-Broadway's TIL DIVORCE DO US PART Plays Final Performance on 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

TIL DIVORCE DO US PART: THE MUSICAL, will conclude its 10-week engagement at the DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street in Union Square) after the matinee on Sunday, April 13th, prior to a national tour, which is soon to be announced. Mark Waldrop is the director with concept, lyrics and choreography by Ruthe Ponturo and music by John Thomas Fischer. The musical comedy revue opened to acclaim from critics and audiences alike. Among the raves, The New York Times exclaimed: 'The show is buoyant and high spirited. Revenge is truly sweet!' The New Yorker acclaimed: 'Laugh-Out-Loud Funny!' and New York Magazine called Til Divorce Do Us Part: The Musical 'a wacky and clever musical comedy.' For tickets call (212) 239-6200 or visit www.telecharge.com (more...)

TIL DIVORCE DO US PART Will End Run at DR2 Theatre on 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

TIL DIVORCE DO US PART: THE MUSICAL, will conclude its 10-week engagement at the DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street in Union Square) after the matinee on Sunday, April 13th, prior to a national tour, which is soon to be announced. Mark Waldrop is the director with concept, lyrics and choreography by Ruthe Ponturo and music by John Thomas Fischer. The musical comedy revue opened to acclaim from critics and audiences alike. Among the raves, The New York Times exclaimed: 'The show is buoyant and high spirited. Revenge is truly sweet!' The New Yorker acclaimed: 'Laugh-Out-Loud Funny!' and New York Magazine called Til Divorce Do Us Part: The Musical 'a wacky and clever musical comedy.' For tickets call (212) 239-6200 or visit www.telecharge.com (more...)

Judy Ann Moulton to Perform FROM CRAYONS TO PERFUME at Egan's Ballard Jam House, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Judy Ann Moulton, BroadwayWorld.com Critics Choice Award Winner for Best Theatrical Event of 2010 for 'Judy Sings Judy: A Concert of Timeless Judy Garland Classics,' will perform her newest cabaret show 'From Crayons to Perfume' at Egan's Ballard Jam House on Saturday, March 22 at 7:00pm. The show will include songs from the 60's and 70's about life and love made famous by Connie Francis, Lesley Gore, Dusty Springfield, Carole King, Helen Reddy, Carly Simon, Linda Ronstadt, Melissa Manchester, Lulu, and more! (more...)

TIL DIVORCE DO US PART: THE MUSICAL Gives Valentine's Presents to Its Entire Audience Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

TIL DIVORCE DO US PART: THE MUSICAL, which began previews on Friday, February 7th will be giving Valentine's presents to the entire audience tonight, February 14th at the DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street- in Union Square). (more...)

TIL DIVORCE DO US PART: THE MUSICAL to Give Valentine's Presents to Its Entire Audience, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

TIL DIVORCE DO US PART: THE MUSICAL, which begins previews on Friday, February 7th will be giving Valentine's presents to the entire audience on Friday, February 14th at the DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street- in Union Square). The producers of the show felt that everyone deserves to feel loved and appreciated. After all, the musical comedy is based on the real-life story of a woman who wrote this show while going through her own divorce from a Broadway producer, who left her for a much younger woman. (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Revue to Begin Performances 2/2 at Stage 72
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE, a musical revue based loosely on fact and mostly fiction about the people and performers who took the stage and filled the tables at the majestic Club Harlem 'on Kentucky Avenue' in the north section of Atlantic City from the 1930s until the late 1980s, will make its NYC commercial stage debut at STAGE72/THE TRIAD, 158 West 72nd Street, on Sunday, February 2, with performances at 3pm and 7pm and Monday, February 3 at 7pm in honor of Black History Month. (more...)

Monthly Series "Music at the Mansion" Will Be Held at Oakeside 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2013

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment of the monthly concert series, "Music at the Mansion", on Sunday, October 27, at 3pm. Performers include Gas Lamp Players' cast of The Secret Garden, Tracy Stark, and DC Anderson. The featured performer in the "Young Musician Moment" will be Lauren Barr. Gas Lamp Players will be presenting the Broadway Musical, The Secret Garden, November 22-24. The Secret Garden tells the story of Mary Lennox, a young girl orphaned during the cholera epidemic in India, who is sent to live on a mysterious estate in Yorkshire, England. The estate's many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies, and the "Dreamers," spirits from Mary's past, who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden's compelling tale. Based on the famous novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the stunning musical score and classic story combine to create a powerful and uplifting theatrical experience about the healing power of the earth, which allows for love to grow, heal and flourish. Pianist/Arranger/Conductor/SingerSongwriter and Miranda Recording Artist, Tracy Stark is a 6-time MAC Award winner, in the categories of Music Director, Piano Bar Entertainer, and Song of the Year. She is also a Bistro Award winner for Musical Direction, and winner of the Dottie Burman Songwriter of the Year Award. Tracy has worked with Lesley Gore, Phoebe Snow, Karen Black, Randy Jones (Village People), Barb Jungr, Eric Millegan, Tonya Pinkins, Ann Crumb, Marni Nixon, and hundreds of other rock, jazz, and broadway vocalists. She has conducted, played, and sung at all the finest and the sleaziest venues all over the world. She has played/conducted on numerous television shows, including The Today Show. Her songs are included on at least 20 different compilations, and have been winning accolades in songwriting competitions for the past 2 decades. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Veronic DiClaire Performs 'Jackson' and More with MILLON DOLLAR QUARTET
by Stage Tube - Aug 06, 2013

Last night, August 5, 2013, VERONIC Voices star, Veronic DiCaire, joined the cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET onstage for a special guest performance at Harrah's Las Vegas. Performing the voice of June Carter for the first time ever, the vocal impressionist sang a duet of 'Jackson' alongside MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET cast member, Benjamin D. Hale, who portrays Johnny Cash in the production. Click below to watch a clip from the performance! (more...)

Photo Flash: Veronic DiClaire Visits MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Harrah's Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2013

Last night, August 5, 2013, VERONIC Voices star, Veronic DiCaire, joined the cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET onstage for a special guest performance at Harrah's Las Vegas. Performing the voice of June Carter for the first time ever, the vocal impressionist sang a duet of 'Jackson' alongside MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET cast member, Benjamin D. Hale, who portrays Johnny Cash in the production. Scroll down for photos of DiClaire and the cast onstage! (more...)

Véronic DiCaire to Guest Star in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Harrah's Las Vegas Showroom Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2013

The Las Vegas cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET welcomes the one-woman vocal phenomenon, Bally's Las Vegas headliner Veronic DiCaire, to its stage for a special encore performance during the show tonight at 7 p.m. in the Harrah's Las Vegas Showroom. Tickets are available at the Showroom box office, by visiting MDQVegas.com or by calling (702) 369-5111. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Mary Wilson Hosts PBS's 60's GIRL GROOVES Today
by TV News Desk - Aug 03, 2013

Curating worldwide video archives with rare footage from the vaults, 60s GIRL GROOVES (MY MUSIC) is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning August 3, 2013(check local listings). (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Mary Wilson Hosts PBS's 60's GIRL GROOVES, 8/3
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2013

Curating worldwide video archives with rare footage from the vaults, 60s GIRL GROOVES (MY MUSIC) is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning August 3, 2013(check local listings). (more...)

BONES' Eric Millegan Performs at Wildish Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2013

Eric Millegan will perform tonight, July 13th at 8pm at the Wildish Theater, 630 Main St, Springfield, Oregon. Featuring world renowned musicians Tracy Stark, David Sillman, and Matt Wigton; guest starring local Eugene actress Peg Major and Oregon born TV/Film actor Josh Daugherty with a special cameo by Bill Furtick. (more...)

Reduced Shakespeare, SIRO-A and More Set for Leicester Square Theatre, Aug 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2013

London's Leicester Square Theatre has announced its upcoming shows for August 2013. Details below! (more...)

BONES' Eric Millegan to Perform at Wildish Theater, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2013

Eric Millegan will perform on Saturday, July 13th at 8pm at the Wildish Theater, 630 Main St, Springfield, Oregon. Featuring world renowned musicians Tracy Stark, David Sillman, and Matt Wigton; guest starring local Eugene actress Peg Major and Oregon born TV/Film actor Josh Daugherty with a special cameo by Bill Furtick. (more...)

SiriusXM to Present 'Cousin Brucie's First Annual Palisades Park Reunion', 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2013

Sirius XM Radio (SIRI) today announced that famed broadcaster and legendary radio personality Bruce Morrow, known to his legion of fans as 'Cousin Brucie,' will present an evening of live performances on Saturday, June 22 during 'Cousin Brucie's First Annual Palisades Park Reunion.' (more...)

1812 Productions to Present IT'S MY PARTY: THE WOMEN AND COMEDY PROJECT, 4/25-5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2013

1812 Productions presents the world premiere comedy It's My Party: The Women and Comedy Project, created and directed by 1812 Productions' Artistic Director, Jennifer Childs, and featuring a diverse ensemble of Philadelphia actresses. It's My Party: The Women and Comedy Project began in 2010 with two questions: how do women use comedy and how does that usage change as they age. (more...)

Dan Gallagher, Michael Milton and Cheryl Dennis Found Producer Circle Co. in Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2013

On Monday evening, April 8th at the finale of Marty Richards' star-studded-sold-out Memorial to benefit his beloved New York Center For Children, which he co-founded with his wife Mary Lea Johnson Richards, Chita Rivera quieted the crowd to make an important announcement regarding the future of the American Theatre and the New York centric film and television's East Coast community. Dan Gallagher and Michael Milton, Mr. Richards' co-workers and right-hand visionaries for over fifteen years, have power-teamed with Producer/General Manager, Cheryl Dennis, to form the new Producer Circle Co. with offices in Manhattan. (more...)

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