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Date Of Birth:
May 18, 1902
Date Of Death:
June 15, 1984 (82)
Birth Place:
Mason City, IA, USA
Gender:
Male
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Meredith Willson News

Date Of Birth:
May 18, 1902
Date Of Death:
June 15, 1984 (82)
Birth Place:
Mason City, IA, USA
Gender:
Male
BWW Reviews: HJT's THE MUSIC MANBWW Reviews: HJT's THE MUSIC MAN
by Kristen Morale - Jun 30, 2015

Harwich Junior Theater, a group that boasts productions of ten plays and musicals each year, numerous community outreach and educational programs and a variety of other annual events, is sure to amaze audiences with its current production. Performing such a well-known musical work and presenting it in a new, exciting way that can appeal to children and adults alike (and children were having their share of fun in the audience, which is always a wonderful thing to see) is a daunting task for any creative team; this is especially true because of how vibrant and exhilarating a musical The Music Man is, and keeping that constant energy alive throughout a rather lengthy production is no easy thing to do. It is without doubt, though, that Director Ethan Paulini truly got it right with this production. (more...)

THE MUSIC MAN to Close Roxy Regional Theatre's 32nd Season, 7/17-8/22THE MUSIC MAN to Close Roxy Regional Theatre's 32nd Season, 7/17-8/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Seventy-six trombones will close the Roxy Regional Theatre's 32nd season with a nostalgic bang when Meredith Willson's great American musical classic THE MUSIC MAN marches onto the mainstage, July 17 - August 22. (more...)

Upcoming Auditions in Nashville 6/25/15Upcoming Auditions in Nashville 6/25/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 25, 2015

Directors and producers in the Nashville region are seeking actors for upcoming productions of The Bible in 30 Minutes...or less!, The Music Man and Harvey - and more! We've gathered the details together here to make your planning easier. So now you have no excuse! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at The Theatre Group at SBCC's THE MUSIC MANPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at The Theatre Group at SBCC's THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

The Theatre Group at SBCC will open the 2015/16 anniversary season with the well-loved musical, Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN, Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson, Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey.  Directed by R. Michael Gros and Musical Direction by David Potter, The Music Man will perform July 10-25, 2015 in the beautiful Garvin Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Sierra Repertory Theatre to Present THE MUSIC MAN, 6/26-8/16Sierra Repertory Theatre to Present THE MUSIC MAN, 6/26-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Barbershop quartets, Fourth of July celebrations, ice cream socials and marching bands find a home at Columbia State Park's Fallon House Theatre when Sierra Repertory Theatre presents The Music Man, June 26 - August 16. (more...)

Upcoming Auditions in Nashville 6/11/15Upcoming Auditions in Nashville 6/11/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 11, 2015

Directors and producers in the Nashville region are seeking actors for upcoming productions of August: Osage County, Nunsense, The Last Five Years, Heathers the Musical, Smoke/Spirit and The Music Man. We've gathered the details together here to make your planning easier. So now you have no excuse! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/8/15- Robert PrestonSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/8/15- Robert Preston
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2015

Happy Birthday, Robert Preston! best remembered for his performance as 'Professor' Harold Hill in Meredith Willson's musical The Music Man (1962). He had already won a Tony Award for his performance in the original Broadway production, in 1957. In 1965 he was the male part of a duo-lead musical, I Do! I Do! with Mary Martin, for which he won his second Tony Award. He played the title role in the musical Ben Franklin in Paris and originated the role of Henry II in the original production of The Lion in Winter. In 1974 he starred alongside Bernadette Peters in Jerry Herman's Broadway musical Mack & Mabel as Mack Sennett, the famous silent film director. That same year (1974) the film version of Mame, another famed Jerry Herman musical, was released with Preston starring, alongside Lucille Ball, in the role of Beauregard Burnside. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/5/15- THE MUSIC MANSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/5/15- THE MUSIC MAN
by Stage Tube - Jun 5, 2015

Today in 1980, The Music Man opened at City Center, where it ran for 21 performances. The Music Man is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The plot concerns con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys' band organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to naive townsfolk before skipping town with the cash. In 1957, the show became a hit on Broadway, winning five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and running for 1,375 performances. (more...)

Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum Reveals 2015-16 SeasonBickford Theatre at the Morris Museum Reveals 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The Morris Museum has announced the lineup for the 2015-2016 season at the Bickford Theatre, featuring two exceptional comedies (including one world premier), and a nail-biting thriller. The season will also include a fall and spring series of special performances. (more...)

Upcoming Auditions in Nashville and Tennessee 6/4/15Upcoming Auditions in Nashville and Tennessee 6/4/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 4, 2015

Directors and producers in the Nashville region are seeking actors for upcoming productions of American Idiot, August: Osage County, The Last Five Years, Heathers the Musical and The Music Man. We've gathered the details together here to make your planning easier. This is planned as a regular feature and we invite you to send your audition announcements to Jeffrey Ellis, senior contributing editor, at jeffreyellis37215@att.net for inclusion in this column. (more...)

The Theatre Group at SBCC to Present THE MUSIC MAN, 7/10-25The Theatre Group at SBCC to Present THE MUSIC MAN, 7/10-25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

TThe Theatre Group at SBCC will open its 70th Anniversary Season with the beloved musical THE MUSIC MAN, July 10-25. (more...)

The Theatre Group at SBCC Sets 2015-16 Season: THE MUSIC MAN, IN THE NEXT ROOM & MoreThe Theatre Group at SBCC Sets 2015-16 Season: THE MUSIC MAN, IN THE NEXT ROOM & More
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Theatre Group at SBCC is excited to announce the upcoming 2015-2016 season which be our 70th Anniversary. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Pioneer Theatre Company's THE MUSIC MAN is Nostalgic and SatisfyingBWW Reviews: Pioneer Theatre Company's THE MUSIC MAN is Nostalgic and Satisfying
by Tyler Hinton - May 5, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company brings a heightened reality and nostalgia to the classic musical THE MUSIC MAN in its satisfying new production. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 29th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 29th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 29, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Jeff Awards stir things up, 'Louis & Keely' and 'Sounds So Sweet' evoke mid-century entertainment, Waa-Mu takes on the Berlin Olympics, a new Chicago-based revue in Edgewater, 'Chaperone' and 'Music Man' in the suburbs, 'The Boy From Oz' in a local production, 'Matilda' will tour, 'Amazing Grace' sets a Broadway run, and Circle Theatre re-emerges. Whew! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/27/15- THE MUSIC MANSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/27/15- THE MUSIC MAN
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2015

Today in 2000, the second Broadway revival of The Music Man openened at the Neil Simon Theatre, where it ran for 699 performances. The Music Man is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The plot concerns con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys' band organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to naive townsfolk before skipping town with the cash. In 1957, the show became a hit on Broadway, winning five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and running for 1,375 performances. The cast album won the first Grammy Award for 'Best Original Cast Album'. The show's success led to revivals and a popular 1962 film adaptation and a 2003 television remake. (more...)

Photo Flash: Westchester Broadway Theatre's WEST SIDE STORYPhoto Flash: Westchester Broadway Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2015

Check out photos from Westchester Broadway Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY, April 9th - July 5th, 2015! (more...)

Central Florida Favorites Unite for Squeaky Wheel's First Progressive Cabaret, 'A Journey Through LOVE'Central Florida Favorites Unite for Squeaky Wheel's First Progressive Cabaret, 'A Journey Through LOVE'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

On Friday, May 1st and Saturday, May 2nd four of Orlando's best performers will unite for 'A Journey Through LOVE: A Progressive Cabaret.' Produced by the Squeaky Wheel Theatre Project and hosted by Master Class Academy, this first of its kind cabaret experience will feature three different cabaret acts, in three unique rooms, each chronicling the highs and lows of different stages of being in (or out of) love. (more...)

N.C. Symphony to Perform BEST OF BROADWAY, 4/17-18N.C. Symphony to Perform BEST OF BROADWAY, 4/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The North Carolina Symphony continues its 2014-15 Pops Series with three performances that feature unforgettable music from the Broadway stage in "Best of Broadway," on Friday, April 17 at 8 p.m., and Saturday, April 18, at 3 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. Led by Resident Conductor William Henry Curry, the concerts will take place in Meymandi Concert Hall. Also featured will be vocalists Kathy Voytko, Richard Todd Adams, Ron Remke, and Ted Keegan, singing songs from some of Broadway's greatest composers, including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Leonard Bernstein, Meredith Willson, Henry Mancini, and more. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre to Stage THE MUSIC MAN This MayPioneer Theatre to Stage THE MUSIC MAN This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

?Pioneer Theatre Company presents The Music Man, May 1 - May 16, 2015. (more...)

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