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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
Rialto Chatter: Kathleen Marshall's Reworked THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN Heading to Broadway?Rialto Chatter: Kathleen Marshall's Reworked THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN Heading to Broadway?
by Rialto Chatter - May 6, 2016

Could the recently reworked version of Meredith Willson musical THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN soon land on Broadway? (more...)

Las Vegas Philharmonic to Conclude Season with 'DREAM OF NOW, DREAM OF THEN,' 6/4Las Vegas Philharmonic to Conclude Season with 'DREAM OF NOW, DREAM OF THEN,' 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Las Vegas Philharmonic performs its final concert of the season, Dream of Now, Dream of Then: Lisa Vroman Brings Broadway to Las Vegas on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center.  The performance will feature sixteen Broadway selections with arrangements sung by esteemed vocalist, Lisa Vroman.   (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/27/16- THE MUSIC MANSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/27/16- THE MUSIC MAN
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2016

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...)

VIDEO: Hip-Hop By a Marching Band?  The Penn Band Plays HAMILTON's 'My Shot' at Independence HallVIDEO: Hip-Hop By a Marching Band? The Penn Band Plays HAMILTON's 'My Shot' at Independence Hall
by Michael Dale - Apr 25, 2016

The University of Pennsylvania's century-old band in a march arrangement of HAMILTON's anthem of ambition. (more...)

American Conservatory Theater Names New Associate Artistic DirectorAmerican Conservatory Theater Names New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff is thrilled to announce the appointment of Andy Donald as the company's new Associate Artistic Director. Andy will take on producing and presenting duties within the artistic department, as well as taking the lead in the commissioning and development of new work. Andy will begin his role as Associate Artistic Director on July 5, 2016. (more...)

BWW Blog: Kate Caton - Creating a Connection: Education and TheatreBWW Blog: Kate Caton - Creating a Connection: Education and Theatre
by Guest Blogger: Kate Caton - Apr 19, 2016

I am currently in the final stages of presenting a one weekend performance of Peter Shaffer's award winning play, "Amadeus". Researching the Sam French website, I notice yet again that few high schools attempt to take on this intricate and thought-provoking piece of art. And in this instance, although this is my second time directing this play for high school, this is now a new, revised script, due to the author's constant amendments.  I've spent the last six months designing and the last three months directing this award winning classic for our school community here in North Adams. With three dress rehearsals next week, we open April 28th at Drury High School for a three-night run.  (more...)

Cover Revealed for BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW MemoirCover Revealed for BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW Memoir
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

As previously announced, Barbara Cook's anticipated autobiography, BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW, will be released by HarperCollins Publishers on June 28, and you can check out the cover art on Amazon (and left) now! (more...)

BWW Review: AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Returns Triumphantly to RockwellBWW Review: AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Returns Triumphantly to Rockwell
by Don Grigware - Apr 14, 2016

On Tuesday April 12 I eagerly returned to Rockwell Table and Stage for the third time to see An Evening of Classic Broadway. The show comes to Rockwell for one evening every couple of months. Why do I keep coming back? Produced by Dianne Fraser and musically directed by extraordinarily talented Brad Ellis ... and with a bevy of great singers on board, it's guaranteed fun, extra high on entertainment, and it incorporates Broadway standards both classic and contemporary. If that isn't enough, the structure is laid back and spontaneous, allowing one to sit back, relax and just savor the sounds. (more...)

THE ODD COUPLE, SWEENEY TODD and More Set for Germantown Community Theatre's 45th Anniversary SeasonTHE ODD COUPLE, SWEENEY TODD and More Set for Germantown Community Theatre's 45th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Germantown Community Theatre has announced the slate of productions for their 2016-2017 season. This marks the 45th season of shows the theatre has produced from their home in Germantown, TN. The season blends music, theatre for youth, classic literature and raucous fun.  (more...)

Five Great Broadway Songs That Many Don't Know Are Broadway SongsFive Great Broadway Songs That Many Don't Know Are Broadway Songs
by Michael Dale - Mar 23, 2016

Broadway has given the world some of it's greatest songs, but the Broadway beginnings of some classics aren't known to all. (more...)

Rehearsal Begins for BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW Off-BroadwayRehearsal Begins for BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Rehearsal begins today for BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW, a candid and intimate evening conceived by three-time Tony Award winner James Lapine and directed by ten-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CMPACBWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CMPAC
by Melissa Giordano - Mar 16, 2016

Having previously attended a wonderful local production of Meredith Willson's Tony winning musical The Music Man, I was bursting with high hopes for the incarnation at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CMPAC. In a strong main stage directorial debut, CMPAC vet Matt W. Surico - usually the Music Director and/or cast member - doesn't disappoint assembling an outstanding cast and crew for this classic show. (more...)

Broadway Legend Barbara Cook Will Return to the Stage This Spring in BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOWBroadway Legend Barbara Cook Will Return to the Stage This Spring in BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Producer Roy Furman, in association with Sandy Robertson and Luigi Caiola, just announced the return to the stage of one of the greatest voices and storytellers of our time. The legendary Tony and Grammy Award winner Barbara Cook will share the stories and songs that shaped her life and career in Barbara Cook: Then and Now, a candid and intimate evening conceived by 3-time Tony Award winner James Lapine and directed by 10-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune.  (more...)

American Classic THE MUSIC MAN to Open This Week at Center for the ArtsAmerican Classic THE MUSIC MAN to Open This Week at Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

The Center for the Arts, a division of the Wilmette Park District, steps into spring with Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN. The iconic Americana musical opens on March 4th in the Theatre of the Wilmette Park District's Community Recreation Center, 3000 Glenview Road, Wilmette, IL. Performances run through March 13th. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Rebecca Luker, Soon Joining FUN HOME, Sings An Enchanting 'Goodnight, My Someone'FLASH FRIDAY: Rebecca Luker, Soon Joining FUN HOME, Sings An Enchanting 'Goodnight, My Someone'
by Michael Dale - Feb 26, 2016

The beloved Broadway soprano sings from her Tony-nominated performance in THE MUSIC MAN. (more...)

VIDEO: CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Channels 'Music Man's Harold Hill in New Musical SegmentVIDEO: CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Channels 'Music Man's Harold Hill in New Musical Segment
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

The next episode of The CW's CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND takes on the classic show MUSIC MAN with a new musical segment titled 'Cold Showers.' (more...)

THE MUSIC MAN Opens Friday at Gallery TheaterTHE MUSIC MAN Opens Friday at Gallery Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

THE MUSIC MAN, with Book, Music & Lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey, will be directed by Seth Renne at Gallery Theater, beginning Friday, February 26, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: High Art in Small Places, Part I - A Deliciously Baroque LA CALISTO from Juilliard OperaBWW Review: High Art in Small Places, Part I - A Deliciously Baroque LA CALISTO from Juilliard Opera
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 22, 2016

Grand opera--lavish in scale, setting and voices--certainly has its place, but, oh, the joys of hearing Cavalli and Faustini's bawdy, early baroque charmer LA CALISTO in a theatre with fewer than 100 seats! The Juilliard Opera production not only proved a great showcase for the singers, dancers and instrumentalists involved but for the opera itself, which is still infrequently heard and should be better known. (more...)

BWW Review: A WONDERFUL NOISE Is a Wonderful TimeBWW Review: A WONDERFUL NOISE Is a Wonderful Time
by Marakay Rogers - Feb 18, 2016

Harriet Power directs Michael Hollinger's musical about men, women, and barbershop quartets. It's noisy, all right, and plenty of fun. (more...)

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Will Bring I'VE GOT A LITTLE TWIST to the Morris MuseumNew York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Will Bring I'VE GOT A LITTLE TWIST to the Morris Museum
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Join us at the Morris Museum as we celebrate the legacy of Gilbert & Sullivan in American musical theater. The Morris Museum is pleased to present a production of New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' I've Got a Little Twist on Sunday, March 6 at 2:00PM in the Bickford Theatre. (more...)

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