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Date Of Birth:
July 06, 1925
Date Of Death:
August 12, 2007 (82)
Birth Place:
San Mateo, CA, USA
Gender:
Male
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Photo Coverage: Karen Wyman Plays the Metropolitan RoomPhoto Coverage: Karen Wyman Plays the Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 1, 2015

KAREN WYMAN - the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist currently celebrating a renaissance since her days performing on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' and 'The Dean Martin Show' - returned to The Metropolitan Room on Saturday, January 31 at 7:00 PM. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of her performance below! (more...)

Breaking News: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Musical HAPPY TRAILS Coming to Broadway in 2016? Menken, Slater & McAnuff Join Creative TeamBreaking News: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Musical HAPPY TRAILS Coming to Broadway in 2016? Menken, Slater & McAnuff Join Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Producer Larry G. Spangler and The Spangler Group announced today the creative team for HAPPY TRAILS, a new musical based on the life and career of American icons Roy Rogers and his wife Dale Evans. The musical will feature original music by Tony and multiAcademy Award-winner Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by Tony nominee Glenn Slater (Sister Act, Tangled, ABC-TV's Galavant, upcoming School of Rock), a book by Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickman (Annie Hall, Manhattan, Jersey Boys, The Addams Family), and direction by two-time Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, Big River, Tommy). (more...)

Karen Wyman to Play Metropolitan Room, 1/31Karen Wyman to Play Metropolitan Room, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

?KAREN WYMAN - the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist currently celebrating a renaissance since her days performing on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and "The Dean Martin Show" - will return to The Metropolitan Room on Saturday, January 31 at 7:00 PM. Her engagement at the venue last year was named a "Critic's Pick" by Time Out New York and called "a compelling concert and a totally-inspiring comeback performance" by BroadwayWorld.com. The new evening of music will feature timeless pop standards by Cole Porter, Jule Styne and Harold Arlen, in addition to 1960's classics from The Beatles and Burt Bacharach and her Billboard-charting hit "Why Can't I Walk Away?" The show will feature music director John Oddo (Rosemary Clooney, Michael Feinstein, Linda Eder) on piano leading an all-star trio. (more...)

Lifetime to Premiere WHITNEY HOUSTON LIVE: HER GREATEST PERFORMANCES, 1/17Lifetime to Premiere WHITNEY HOUSTON LIVE: HER GREATEST PERFORMANCES, 1/17
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Lifetime will premiere a major special Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances this Saturday night at 11:00pmET/PT. The exclusive 60-minute event will air shortly after the Lifetime Original Movie Whitney (#Whitney). (more...)

FRANK - THE MAN. THE MUSIC. to Debut at The Palazzo Las Vegas This MonthFRANK - THE MAN. THE MUSIC. to Debut at The Palazzo Las Vegas This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Ol' Blue Eyes will sparkle on the Las Vegas Strip again as "FRANK -- The Man. The Music." makes its debut at The Palazzo Las Vegas. Honoring the life and music of Frank Sinatra, the show, starring Bob Anderson and featuring a 32-piece orchestra under the musical direction of Vincent Falcone, will open at The Palazzo Theatre, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Whitney Houston's Live Album Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard R&B ChartWhitney Houston's Live Album Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard R&B Chart
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances, the six-time Grammy-award winning singer's first-ever live album, has made impressive Billboard chart debuts today, entering at #1 on the Billboard R&B chart, #2 on the R&B/Hip Hop chart and #17 on the Top 200, following its release Nov. 10 release on Sony Legacy Recordings. Available as a DVD and CD, the package features Houston's most memorable live performances from her storied career, reinforcing her as one of the greatest vocalists of all time. Both the audio and visual content have undergone state of the art restoration and remastering and the package has earned glowing media acclaim as well. USA TODAY called Houston 'The greatest pop-soul singer of her generation' and the LA TIMES said 'an exceptionally expressive song interpreter and a magnetic personality in concert.' NEWSDAY stated that 'Whitney Houston Live:Her Greatest Performancesis the legendaryperformerat her best, singing live' and BET praised, 'Whitney Houston was not only one of thegreatestsingers of all time, she was a legendary performer as well.' (more...)

Three Dog Night, Muppet Movie Sing-a-Long, Dick Fox Doo Wop Extravaganza and More Set for Arcadia's 2015 SeasonThree Dog Night, Muppet Movie Sing-a-Long, Dick Fox Doo Wop Extravaganza and More Set for Arcadia's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation presents its second season at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center -- Three Dog Night on Saturday, January 10 at 8 pm; The Four Tops on Saturday, February 21 at 8 pm; Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on Friday, March 27 at 8 pm; The Muppet Movie Sing-a-Long on Saturday, May 16 at 2 pm and Dick Fox Doo Wop Extravaganza on Saturday, June 6 at 7 pm. This four concert season, and the additional attraction The Muppet Movie Sing-A-Long, is presented by the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation and is a means of raising funds to support arts in the schools and maintain this new, state-of-the-art facility. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Performs Whitney Houston Classic 'One Moment in Time' from New LPVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Performs Whitney Houston Classic 'One Moment in Time' from New LP
by TV News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Below, check out Jennifer Hudson's performance of Houston's 'One Moment in Time' on this morning's TODAY! (more...)

WHITNEY HOUSTON LIVE: Her Greatest Performances Out TodayWHITNEY HOUSTON LIVE: Her Greatest Performances Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, releases Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances today, November 10. (more...)

NEVER QUOTE THE WEATHER TO A SEA LION is ReleasedNEVER QUOTE THE WEATHER TO A SEA LION is Released
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

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The Pacific Symphony Presents MICHAEL ANDREW SINGS SINATRA, Now thru 11/8The Pacific Symphony Presents MICHAEL ANDREW SINGS SINATRA, Now thru 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Standards made wildly popular by the great male nightclub singers of the 1950s—Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Bobby Darin and others—electrify the concert hall for the opening of Pacific Symphony's 2014-15 Pops Season. This high-energy show features award-winning vocalist Michael Andrew, who was praised on Larry King Live, “as one of the great singers of all time.” Andrew headlined the world-famous Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center for two years as its main singer and bandleader. He was also the band leader and singer for Merv Griffin's “Coconut Club” at The Beverly Hilton before creating his hit musical comedy, “Mickey Swingerhead and The Earthgirls” and the 18-piece Atomic Big Band featured in the film “Poseidon.” Now taking orchestras by storm in cities across America, Andrew joins the Symphony, led by Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman, to recall the “good old days” when music was swinging, jazzy and always came with a Big Band. (more...)

Al Jarreau to Play Smothers Theatre, 12/15Al Jarreau to Play Smothers Theatre, 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

With his unique vocal style, Grammy Award-winning Al Jarreau is one of the world's musical treasures. This special concert at Smothers Theatre in Malibu at 8 p.m. on Monday, December 15, showcases his warm, inimitable voice interpreting favorite holiday classics, as well as some of his biggest hits. (more...)

The Pacific Symphony Presents MICHAEL ANDREW SINGS SINATRA, 11/6-8The Pacific Symphony Presents MICHAEL ANDREW SINGS SINATRA, 11/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Standards made wildly popular by the great male nightclub singers of the 1950s—Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Bobby Darin and others—electrify the concert hall for the opening of Pacific Symphony's 2014-15 Pops Season. This high-energy show features award-winning vocalist Michael Andrew, who was praised on Larry King Live, “as one of the great singers of all time.” Andrew headlined the world-famous Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center for two years as its main singer and bandleader. He was also the band leader and singer for Merv Griffin's “Coconut Club” at The Beverly Hilton before creating his hit musical comedy, “Mickey Swingerhead and The Earthgirls” and the 18-piece Atomic Big Band featured in the film “Poseidon.” Now taking orchestras by storm in cities across America, Andrew joins the Symphony, led by Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman, to recall the “good old days” when music was swinging, jazzy and always came with a Big Band. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: ALL EYES ON ANGELA LANSBURY; Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the Accomplished StarBWW Exclusive: ALL EYES ON ANGELA LANSBURY; Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the Accomplished Star
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Sep 29, 2014

Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury. I saw her in Mame, my first Broadway show seen ON BROADWAY at The Winter Garden Theatre from the front row of the mezzanine in seats my dad bought from a scalper because he knew I wanted to see it so badly. I would never recover from the splashy front of The Winter Garden Theatre. (more...)

Paris Vacation Apartments in the palm of your hand - the ebook!Paris Vacation Apartments in the palm of your hand - the ebook!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ The Paris Vacation Apartment Guide: (more...)

Paris Vacation Apartments in the palm of your hand - the ebook!Paris Vacation Apartments in the palm of your hand - the ebook!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ The Paris Vacation Apartment Guide: (more...)

Andrea McArdle Headlines MTC's Opening Gala Fundraiser TonightAndrea McArdle Headlines MTC's Opening Gala Fundraiser Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

Music Theatre of Connecticut (MTC) will be celebrating the grand opening of The New MTC with a gala fundraiser tonight, September 27 at 7pm. The gala will take place at The New MTC, located at 509 Westport Avenue in Norwalk (behind Jones New York and Nine West Outlet). All proceeds will benefit MTC and its programming. Tickets are $125 and available in an extremely limited quantity. For reservations, call 203.454.3883 or visit www.musictheatreofct.com (more...)

Andrea McArdle to Headline MTC's Opening Gala Fundraiser, 9/27Andrea McArdle to Headline MTC's Opening Gala Fundraiser, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Music Theatre of Connecticut (MTC) will be celebrating the grand opening of The New MTC with a gala fundraiser on Saturday, September 27 at 7pm. The gala will take place at The New MTC, located at 509 Westport Avenue in Norwalk (behind Jones New York and Nine West Outlet). All proceeds will benefit MTC and its programming. Tickets are $125 and available in an extremely limited quantity. For reservations, call 203.454.3883 or visit www.musictheatreofct.com (more...)

WHITNEY HOUSTON LIVE: Her Greatest Performances to Be Released 11/10WHITNEY HOUSTON LIVE: Her Greatest Performances to Be Released 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, has announced plans to release Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances, on Monday November 10(th). (more...)

Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances to be released November 10, 2014Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances to be released November 10, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, has announced plans to release Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances, on Monday November 10 th. The six-time Grammy-award winning singer's first-ever live album features the most memorable live performances from her storied career. The album will also be available as a CD/DVD, which includes stunning videos of Houston's most unforgettable performances, reinforcing her as one of the greatest vocalists of all time. Both the audio and visual content have undergone state-of-the-art restoration and remastering. (more...)

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