Marni Nixon News

Date of Birth: February 22, 1930 (85)
Birth Place: Altdena, CA, USA
Gender: Female
Klea Blackhurst Stars in MERMAN'S APPRENTICE in Concert at Birdland TonightKlea Blackhurst Stars in MERMAN'S APPRENTICE in Concert at Birdland Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland Concert Series is proud to announce that Stephen Cole and David Evans musical fable, Merman's Apprentice, will appear at the historic Birdland stage for a sold-out performance tonight, June 15 at 7pm. Directed by Igor Goldin (Yank) the cast features (in alphabetical order) P.J. Benjamin, Klea Blackhurst, Anita Gillette, Bill Nolte, and Elizabeth Teeter supported by a six-piece band with orchestrations by Lynn Shankel. (more...)

Jason Graae to Headline Encompass Grand Cabaret Gala, 6/29Jason Graae to Headline Encompass Grand Cabaret Gala, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Join Encompass for this spectacular one night only benefit event in a unique Tribeca penthouse with a grand outdoor terrace featuring panoramic NYC views, to take place at 66 Leonard Street, New York, NY 10013 (between Church Street & Broadway) in the penthouse of Mr. Chip Seelig. In addition to an evening of great entertainment, guests can also expect savory hors d'oeuvres and enjoy wines from Mr. Seelig's private collection. (more...)

Free Screening of WEST SIDE STORY Set for Lincoln Center Plaza This AugustFree Screening of WEST SIDE STORY Set for Lincoln Center Plaza This August
by Movies News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Opera announced that they are co-presenting a free outdoor screening of Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise's Academy Award-winning film West Side Story on the Lincoln Center Plaza in front of the opera house on Friday, August 28 at 7:45pm. (more...)

Jason Graae to Perform at Encompass New Opera Theatre's 2015 Gala, 6/29Jason Graae to Perform at Encompass New Opera Theatre's 2015 Gala, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Nancy Rhodes, artistic director of Encompass New Opera Theatre, announced today that cabaret and Broadway star Jason Graae will be the featured performer at the Encompass Jazz Cabaret Gala in Manhattan on June 29th, 2015.  (more...)

Newest MUSIC AT THE MASON to Feature Tracy Stark, FORTE, and Richard HolbrookNewest MUSIC AT THE MASON to Feature Tracy Stark, FORTE, and Richard Holbrook
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2015

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment of the monthly concert series, Music at the Mansion, on Sunday, May 31, at 3pm. Performers include Tracy Stark, FORTE and Richard Holbrook. Lydia DeLuca will be the 'Young Musician Moment" performer. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst, Anita Gillette and Richard Kind to Lead MERMAN'S APPRENTICE in Concert at BirdlandKlea Blackhurst, Anita Gillette and Richard Kind to Lead MERMAN'S APPRENTICE in Concert at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland Concert Series is proud to announce that Stephen Cole and David Evans musical fable, Merman's Apprentice, will appear at the historic Birdland stage One Night Only, Monday, June 15 at 7pm. Directed by Igor Goldin (Yank) the cast features (in alphabetical order) P.J. Benjamin, Klea Blackhurst, Anita Gillette, Richard Kind, and Elizabeth Teeter supported by a six-piece band with orchestrations by Lynn Shankel. (more...)

Eden Espinosa Joins Terrence Mann, Charlotte d'Amboise and More for Missoula Children's Theatre's NEXT STEP PREP This SummerEden Espinosa Joins Terrence Mann, Charlotte d'Amboise and More for Missoula Children's Theatre's NEXT STEP PREP This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Aspiring Broadway teens will soon have the chance to work one-on-one with Eden Espinosa at Next Step Prep, a summer academy designed to give high school hopefuls an intense grounding in the triple threat skills of Acting, Dance and Music. (more...)

BWW Feature: April Showers Show Tunes Bring Young LoveBWW Feature: April Showers Show Tunes Bring Young Love
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 19, 2015

"April showers may come your way, they bring flowers that bloom in May!" So go the words of the old Tin Pan Alley song. When the days begin to get longer, and the daffodils work to pop up through the dirt, we know that spring is just around the corner. April is that gateway to birds singing, grass growing, and romance blooming. This month we look at spring and the season's sweet rains that give life to young love. (more...)

Getting to Know Them! Spotlight on THE KING AND I's Top 5  Annas in Broadway HistoryGetting to Know Them! Spotlight on THE KING AND I's Top 5 Annas in Broadway History
by Sally Henry - Apr 7, 2015

When the latest Rodgers and Hammerstein revival, THE KING AND I, opens in just over a week, starring Ken Watanabe and Kelli O'Hara, it will be the show's fifth Broadway production. Over the past six decades since the production originally opened on Broadway, basically only Yul Brynner has played the King of Siam, earning him the unofficial title of “The King of THE KING AND I.” However, many different women have donned the gorgeous gown to sing “Shall We Dance?” on the Great White Way since the original 1951 Broadway version. In honor of the upcoming revival, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at the Top 5 women who have portrayed Anna in THE KING AND I on Broadway. (more...)

Marni Nixon Candidly Reflects On Filming THE SOUND OF MUSICMarni Nixon Candidly Reflects On Filming THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 2, 2015

Marni Nixon looks back at THE SOUND OF MUSIC! (more...)

Joy In Singing's Final Five to Perform, 4/8Joy In Singing's Final Five to Perform, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Joy In Singing's 2015 Artist Award finals take place on April 8, 2015 at 1 PM in Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Performing Arts Library at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the After Party of  A TRIBUTE TO POLLY BERGENPhoto Coverage: Inside the After Party of A TRIBUTE TO POLLY BERGEN
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 27, 2015

Show business' brightest stars memorialized one of their own yesterday, at A Tribute to Polly Bergen, at the American Airlines Theatre (227 W. 42nd Street). An Emmy Award-winning actress and singer, Ms. Bergen's career spanned more than six decades in films, TV, Broadway musicals and concerts. She passed away from natural causes September 20 at age 84. A Tribute to Polly Bergen, produced by Rex Reed and Michael Alden with creative consultant Deborah Grace Winer, celebrated her life and career with a star studded lineup of participants. They included Christine Andreas, Harry Belafonte, Arlene Dahl, Raul Esparza, Michael Feinstein, Gregory Harrison, Judith Ivey, Chris Matthews, Phyllis Newman, Kelli O'Hara and cast members from the 2001 revival of Follies. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Tributes a Late, Great Stage Legend- Polly BergenPhoto Coverage: Broadway Tributes a Late, Great Stage Legend- Polly Bergen
by Walter McBride - Mar 27, 2015

Show business' brightest stars memorialized one of their own yesterday, at A Tribute to Polly Bergen, at the American Airlines Theatre (227 W. 42nd Street). An Emmy Award-winning actress and singer, Ms. Bergen's career spanned more than six decades in films, TV, Broadway musicals and concerts. She passed away from natural causes September 20 at age 84. A Tribute to Polly Bergen, produced by Rex Reed and Michael Alden with creative consultant Deborah Grace Winer, celebrated her life and career with a star studded lineup of participants. They included Christine Andreas, Harry Belafonte, Arlene Dahl, Raul Esparza, Michael Feinstein, Gregory Harrison, Judith Ivey, Chris Matthews, Phyllis Newman, Kelli O'Hara and cast members from the 2001 revival of Follies. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for A TRIBUTE TO POLLY BERGENPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for A TRIBUTE TO POLLY BERGEN
by Walter McBride - Mar 27, 2015

Show business' brightest stars memorialized one of their own yesterday, at A Tribute to Polly Bergen, at the American Airlines Theatre (227 W. 42nd Street). An Emmy Award-winning actress and singer, Ms. Bergen's career spanned more than six decades in films, TV, Broadway musicals and concerts. She passed away from natural causes September 20 at age 84. A Tribute to Polly Bergen, produced by Rex Reed and Michael Alden with creative consultant Deborah Grace Winer, celebrated her life and career with a star studded lineup of participants. They included Christine Andreas, Harry Belafonte, Arlene Dahl, Raul Esparza, Michael Feinstein, Gregory Harrison, Judith Ivey, Chris Matthews, Phyllis Newman, Kelli O'Hara and cast members from the 2001 revival of Follies. (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image to Screen THE SOUND OF MUSIC in MayMuseum of the Moving Image to Screen THE SOUND OF MUSIC in May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) will host two special archival screenings in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the film The Sound of Music on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Museum in Astoria, New York. (more...)

The Art Song Preservation Society Presents Virginie Verrez in Recital with Pianist Thomas Muraco, 3/21The Art Song Preservation Society Presents Virginie Verrez in Recital with Pianist Thomas Muraco, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

The Art Song Preservation Society (ASPS) will present French Mezzo-Soprano, Virginie Verrez in recital with accomplished piano collaborator, Thomas Muraco. Ms. Verrez, the first place winner of the 2014 Mary Trueman Vocal Art Song Competition sponsored by the Art Song Preservation Society, will present works by Brahms, Monteverdi, Poulenc, Duparc, Canteloube among others. The recital is on March 21 at 2pm at the National Opera Center (330 7th Avenue) in New York City. Tickets are $25 at the door. You can purchase tickets by visiting the Art Song Preservation Society website at www.artsongpreservationsocietyny.org (more...)

Art Song Preservation Society and Opera America to Present Virginie Verrez in Recital, 3/21Art Song Preservation Society and Opera America to Present Virginie Verrez in Recital, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

The Art Song Preservation Society (ASPS) will present French Mezzo-Soprano, Virginie Verrez in recital with accomplished piano collaborator, Thomas Muraco. Ms. Verrez, the first place winner of the 2014 Mary Trueman Vocal Art Song Competition sponsored by the Art Song Preservation Society, will present works by Brahms, Monteverdi, Poulenc, Duparc, Canteloube among others. (more...)

Music at the Mansion Series Continues 2/22 with Nathan Chang & MoreMusic at the Mansion Series Continues 2/22 with Nathan Chang & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment of the monthly concert series, Music at the Mansion, on Sunday, February 22, at 3pm. Performers include Nathan Chang, Tracy Stark and Richard Holbrook. Kevin W. Bergen will be the Young Musician Moment. (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below This WeekTovah Feldshuh, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

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...)

Not So Happy Valentine's Day? Broadway's Most Anti-Love SongsNot So Happy Valentine's Day? Broadway's Most Anti-Love Songs
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day! Oh, it's not a happy Valentine's Day for you? Well, I'm sorry, but as you are probably all to aware of then, misery loves COMPANY; and yes, I am talking about the revolutionary 1970 Sondheim musical. Like all things, the lonliness, anger, and depression that is sometimes associated with being alone on this most Hallmark of holiudays is always made better by show tunes. (more...)

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