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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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Karen Wyman Coming to Iridium Jazz Club, 5/26Karen Wyman Coming to Iridium Jazz Club, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 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 debut at Iridium Jazz Club on Tuesday, May 26 at 8:30 PM and 10:30 PM. Her most recent New York engagement 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 evening of music at the Iridium 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, her Billboard-charting hit 'Why Can't I Walk Away?' and songs from emerging New York composers. Music director John Oddo (Rosemary Clooney, Michael Feinstein, Debby Boone) will lead an all-star trio. (more...)

Andrea McArdle Stars in Media Theatre's HELLO DOLLY, Opening TonightAndrea McArdle Stars in Media Theatre's HELLO DOLLY, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

She's back where she belongs! 'Hello Dolly' starring Andrea McArdle is at The Media Theatre tonight, April 22 to May 24. Andrea McArdle returns to the award-winning professional music theatre venue after winning accolades as 'Mame' two years ago. (more...)

Tyra Banks to Host 42nd ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS on POP, 4/26Tyra Banks to Host 42nd ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS on POP, 4/26
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Tyra Banks, the fearless, ground-breaking, award-winning mogul, will bring her signature edge and one-of-a-kind style to host THE 42ND ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY® AWARDS (more...)

Andrea McArdle Set to Lead Media Theatre's HELLO DOLLY! CastAndrea McArdle Set to Lead Media Theatre's HELLO DOLLY! Cast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

She's back where she belongs! 'Hello Dolly' starring Andrea McArdle is at The Media Theatre April 22 to May 24. Andrea McArdle returns to the award-winning professional music theatre venue after winning accolades as 'Mame' two years ago. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Richard Jay-Alexander Remembers Polly Bergen with Memories & Never Before Seen Personal PhotosBWW Exclusive: Richard Jay-Alexander Remembers Polly Bergen with Memories & Never Before Seen Personal Photos
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Mar 26, 2015

Today at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre - family, friends, industry professionals and fans will gather to pay tribute and honor the memory of the late, great Polly Bergen. Because I could not be there today, I reached out to Rob Diamond at BroadwayWorld and asked if I could pay tribute and share my highest respect and love for this extraordinary woman, via the site. Happily, he said yes. (more...)

Cabaret Legend Marilyn Maye Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 5/15-16Cabaret Legend Marilyn Maye Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 5/15-16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein will welcome award-winning, Grammy-nominated cabaret legend Marilyn Maye to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, May 15 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, May 16 (7 p.m.). Maye will present an evening of American Songbook standards. Tickets for Marilyn Maye range in price from $35-$50 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Karen Wyman to Perform at the Iridium Jazz Club, 5/26Karen Wyman to Perform at the Iridium Jazz Club, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 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 debut at Iridium Jazz Club on Tuesday, May 26 at 8:30 PM and 10:30 PM. (more...)

Television Icon Betty White to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy AwardsTelevision Icon Betty White to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) today announced that television icon, Betty White, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (more...)

CATCH A RISING STAR Brings Popular Comedians to Ocean State TheatreCATCH A RISING STAR Brings Popular Comedians to Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2015

?Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit professional theatre company, currently celebrating its third season in Warwick, along with the legendary comedy club, Catch A Rising Star, are proud to announce the appearances of comedians Ben Bailey, Vic DiBitetto, and Bob Nelson at Ocean State Theatre this spring. (more...)

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...)

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