Marshall Barer News

Date of Birth: February 19, 1923
Date of Death: August 25, 1998 (75)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Review: Mark Nadler Launches New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Series at Metropolitan Room In Tempestuous, Hilarious, Whip-Smart StyleBWW Review: Mark Nadler Launches New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Series at Metropolitan Room In Tempestuous, Hilarious, Whip-Smart Style
by Alix Cohen - Aug 29, 2015

Back in January, BroadwayWorld's lead cabaret reviewer Stephen Hanks announced he was giving up critiquing shows to start his own company, Cabaret Life Productions, through which he would publicize, promote, and help book cabaret performers, and also produce cabaret shows. Hanks' first major production out of the box is a monthly series at the Metropolitan Room called New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits, that features talented artists recreating award-winning or highly-praised shows we wish we'd seen--a really good idea. Hanks' series launched Wednesday night with Mark Nadler's award-winning 2003 show Tschaikowsky (And Other Russians). The Metropolitan Room was filled to the gills and abuzz with anticipation, as most of the audience was only familiar with the show's second-hand praise and/or the CD version of Nadler's performance. (more...)

Musical Theatre Southwest to Present ONCE UPON A MATTRESSMusical Theatre Southwest to Present ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Musical Theatre Southwest presents Once Upon a Mattress, a delightful, musical rendition of the story of "The Princess and the Pea." Directed by Terry S. Davis, the MTS production will feature a new twist on the musical favorite: the entire score will be performed a cappella. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ERIC COMSTOCK & BARBARA FASANO Open Beguiling New Show at the Metropolitan RoomBWW Reviews: ERIC COMSTOCK & BARBARA FASANO Open Beguiling New Show at the Metropolitan Room
by Alix Cohen - Jun 2, 2015

Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano are in a really good mood. The infectious buoyancy of their new show at the Metropolitan Room, Shoulder Season (Don't ask me what the title means. Despite explanation, I haven't a clue.), will erase world news, ease arthritis, and make love seem possible again. Well, maybe not all that. Its warm, cheerful, sometimes exuberant musicality is nonetheless recommended for whatever ails you. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/11/15- ONCE UPON A MATTRESSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/11/15- ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2015

Today in 1959, Once Upon a Mattress opened at the Phoenix Theatre, where it ran for 244 performances. Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Once Upon A Mattress marked the Broadway debut of later stage and TV legend Carol Burnett, who originated the role of Princess Winnifred. Also featured were Joseph Bova, Allen Case, Jack Gilford and Matt Mattox. Jane White played the role of Queen Aggravain, becoming the first African-American actress to portray a white character on the Broadway stage. (more...)

B.J. Ward to Perform at Crazy Coqs, 13 AprilB.J. Ward to Perform at Crazy Coqs, 13 April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Vocalist B.J.Ward, who released B.J. Ward Sings Marshall Barer on Concord Records in 2005, will perform the late lyricist's music at London's The Crazy Coqs on April 13th at 8pm, with UK pianist and composer, Simon Wallace. Ward is one of the most popular voice talents in the U.S., known both as a voiceover talent who has voiced hundreds of films, TV and games, and as a concert artist. Her very popular one-woman show, Stand-Up Opera, has played at The Kennedy Center and Ward has been a guest artist with symphonies and Performing Arts Centers around the U.S. On the day following the Crazy Coqs show, Ward releases Double Feature (LML), a recording dedicated largely to film music, with the legendary pianist, Donn Trenner. (more...)

Marymount Manhattan College's Spring Theatre Festival Continues Next WeekMarymount Manhattan College's Spring Theatre Festival Continues Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Marymount Manhattan College (MMC), a private liberal arts college on Manhattan's Upper East Side, and the college's celebrated musical theatre program, will present a spring theatre festival honoring three generations of musical writers - Richard Rodgers, renowned composer of American popular music and Broadway shows; his daughter, Mary Rodgers, author of Freaky Friday and composer of the Broadway musical comedy, Once Upon a Mattress; and her son, Adam Guettel, composer and lyricist, and Tony winner for his musical The Light in the Piazza. (more...)

Jackie Hoffman and John 'Lypsinka' Epperson in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, THE BLONDE STREAK Premiere Set for Transport Group's 2015 SeasonJackie Hoffman and John 'Lypsinka' Epperson in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, THE BLONDE STREAK Premiere Set for Transport Group's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Transport Group, the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and OBIE Award-winning theatre company, has announced that its 2015 season will include the world premiere musical The Blonde Streak by Dan Lipton and David Rossmer, slated to run July 5 - August 16 at Theatre 79, and a revival of the classic musical Once Upon a Mattress, starring Jackie Hoffman as Princess Winnifred and John 'Lypsinka' Epperson as Queen Aggravain, running November 29 - January 3, 2016 at Abrons Arts Center. Both musicals will be directed by Jack Cummings III. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/19- ONCE UPON A MATTRESSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/19- ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2014

Today in 1996, the first Broadway revival of Once Upon a Mattress opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it ran for188 performances. Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Once Upon A Mattress marked the Broadway debut of later stage and TV legend Carol Burnett, who originated the role of Princess Winnifred. (more...)

VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 7 - Nobody Does It Like Carol Burnett & Alan Alda!VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 7 - Nobody Does It Like Carol Burnett & Alan Alda!
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Dec 19, 2014

For Day 7 of BroadwayWorld's 12 Days of Christmas 'video finds,' we present Carol Burnett and Alan Alda. They both boast Broadway pedigrees. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 12/14/2014Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 12/14/2014
by BWW - Dec 14, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/14/2014 for Washington, DC (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 12/07/2014Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 12/07/2014
by BWW - Dec 7, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/07/2014 for Washington, DC (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Appleton, WI - Week of 12/07/2014Now Playing Onstage in Appleton, WI - Week of 12/07/2014
by BWW - Dec 7, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/07/2014 for Appleton, WI (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 11/16/2014Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 11/16/2014
by BWW - Nov 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/16/2014 for Washington, DC (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 11/16/2014Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 11/16/2014
by BWW - Nov 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/16/2014 for Minneapolis (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 11/09/2014Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 11/09/2014
by BWW - Nov 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/09/2014 for Washington, DC (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 11/09/2014Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 11/09/2014
by BWW - Nov 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/09/2014 for Birmingham (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Delaware - Week of 11/09/2014Now Playing Onstage in Delaware - Week of 11/09/2014
by BWW - Nov 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/09/2014 for Delaware (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Wichita - Week of 11/09/2014Now Playing Onstage in Wichita - Week of 11/09/2014
by BWW - Nov 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/09/2014 for Wichita (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 11/02/2014Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 11/02/2014
by BWW - Nov 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/02/2014 for Boston (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 11/02/2014Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 11/02/2014
by BWW - Nov 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/02/2014 for Connecticut (more...)

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