Morrie Ryskind News

 

Morrie Ryskind News

Date of Birth: October 20, 1895
Date of Death: August 24, 1985 (89)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
NY Public Library's Theatre on Film and Tape Archive Cataloger Charles Morrow on Political SatiresNY Public Library's Theatre on Film and Tape Archive Cataloger Charles Morrow on Political Satires
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Aug 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Charles Morrow, Cataloger for  Theatre on Film and Tape Archive, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on: Political Satires in The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Theatre on Film and Tape Archive. (more...)

TheatreZone Stages Gershwin's Political Satire OF THEE I SING AT YOUTheatreZone Stages Gershwin's Political Satire OF THEE I SING AT YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Find out the answer when non-profit Equity group TheatreZone and Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music and The Arts debut George Gershwin's legendary political satire Of Thee I Sing in the intimate 190-seat U.Tobe Recital Hall on the campus of FGCU in Fort Myers in October. (more...)

BWW Review: Forgotten Marx Bros. Musical I'LL SAY SHE IS; Restored! Revived! Rejoice!BWW Review: Forgotten Marx Bros. Musical I'LL SAY SHE IS; Restored! Revived! Rejoice!
by Michael Dale - Jun 17, 2016

The lost 1924 Marx Brothers vehicle has been reconstructed and mounted in a crisp and buoyant new production. (more...)

FENCES, 1776 & More Set for Mad Cow Theatre's 20th Anniversary SeasonFENCES, 1776 & More Set for Mad Cow Theatre's 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

In salute of its 20th year celebrating theatre, the word, and the actor in Orlando, Mad Cow Theatre has announced its 2016-2017 season of plays, musicals, and special events. The Mad Cow Theatre complex houses two theatres: the 165-seat Harriett Theatre and the 70-seat Zehngebot-Stonerock Theatre. (more...)

History Has Its Eyes on HAMILTON, Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!History Has Its Eyes on HAMILTON, Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Raise a glass! It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride that HAMILTON has officially won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)

Who Will Win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!Who Will Win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Today's the day! The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced in just minutes- April 18 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

Five Fun Facts About The Pulitzer Prize For DramaFive Fun Facts About The Pulitzer Prize For Drama
by Michael Dale - Apr 18, 2016

The Pulitzer Prize For Drama was first awarded in 1918, because they didn't consider any play to be worthy in 1917. (more...)

2016 Pulitzer Prizes Will Be Announced This Afternoon; Watch the Live Stream at 3pm!2016 Pulitzer Prizes Will Be Announced This Afternoon; Watch the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Today's the day! The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced on today, April 18 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

Catalina Bar & Grill to Present Alexis Gershwin in GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN, 3/22Catalina Bar & Grill to Present Alexis Gershwin in GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Catalina Bar & Grill will present singer ALEXIS GERSHWIN, the niece of the iconic American composer and lyricist, GEORGE & IRA GERSHWIN, in a 75-minute musical journey and salute to her uncle's music in a show entitled 'GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN,' backed by The Gershwin Singers & Band, under the musical direction of Steven Applegate, to be presented One Night Only on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. at Catalina Bar & Grill; 6725 West Sunset Boulevard (just east of North Highland Avenue); Los Angeles, CA 90028. There is $20 Cover Charge, plus dinner or a two-drink minimum per person. Valet Parking is available. (more...)

Frank Ferrante's Thirty Years as 'The One, The Only... Groucho!'Frank Ferrante's Thirty Years as 'The One, The Only... Groucho!'
by Michael Dale - Jan 9, 2016

The award-winning actor has made a career out of portraying one of America's comedy originals. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Continue Season with YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOUNorthlight Theatre to Continue Season with YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You, continuing Northlight's 41st Season. You Can't Take It With You, directed by Devon de Mayo, runs November 6 - December 13, 2015 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: USA, USA! HAMILTON, 1776 & Many More Patriotic MusicalsFLASH FRIDAY: USA, USA! HAMILTON, 1776 & Many More Patriotic Musicals
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 3, 2015

Today we are shining a solo spotlight on the historically-based musicals celebrating American figures in honor of July 4! (more...)

Cast Set for Musicals Tonight's PARDON MY ENGLISH Staged ConcertCast Set for Musicals Tonight's PARDON MY ENGLISH Staged Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Pardon My English has a book by Herbert Fields and Morrie Ryskind, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin. The production opened on Broadway on January 20, 1933 at the Majestic Theatre and ran for 43 performances. (more...)

Hunter Foster Will Return to Bucks County Playhouse to Direct NATIONAL PASTIME & COMPANY; Full Season Announced!Hunter Foster Will Return to Bucks County Playhouse to Direct NATIONAL PASTIME & COMPANY; Full Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Three musicals and two plays - along with the return of the 2nd OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN FESTIVAL for lyricists - will comprise the historic BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE's 76th anniversary season in New Hope, Pa. starting in April, it has been announced by the Playhouse's producing team of Tony Award-winning producers, Alexander Fraser, Robyn Goodman, Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler. (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Present 11th Season of SUMMERTIME CLASSICS, Begins TodayNew York Philharmonic to Present 11th Season of SUMMERTIME CLASSICS, Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will present its 11th season of Summertime Classics, July 2-6, 2014, featuring five themed concerts with Bramwell Tovey, who has been the host and conductor of the series since its founding in 2004. On the first program, July 2-3, 2014, titled 'Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, and Friends,' the New York Philharmonic will perform Shostakovich's Festive Overture; Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 1, with pianist Joyce Yang as soloist; Musorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain; Rachmaninoff's arrangement of his own Vocalise; and Tchaikovsky's Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker, and Marche slave. The second program, July 4-6, 2014, titled 'Star-Spangled Celebration,' will feature the New York Philharmonic and United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps - 'The Commandant's Own,' which is celebrating its 80th-anniversary year - in a program that includes Copland's Clarinet Concerto, with Associate Principal Clarinet Mark Nuccio as soloist, and Fanfare for the Common Man; Gershwin's 'Strike Up the Band' from Strike Up the Band; Sousa marches; and more. In these performances Major Brian Dix, director and commanding officer of 'The Commandant's Own,' will share conducting duties with Bramwell Tovey. (more...)

Raue Center for the Arts Presents AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO MARX TonightRaue Center for the Arts Presents AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO MARX Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

Tonight, May 17, 2014 join Raue Center For Thee Arts for An Evening with Groucho Marx at 8:00pm. Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast paced 90 minutes of hilarity. (more...)

Raue Center for the Arts to Present AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO MARX, 5/17Raue Center for the Arts to Present AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO MARX, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

On May 17, 2014 join Raue Center For Thee Arts for An Evening with Groucho Marx at 8:00pm. Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast paced 90 minutes of hilarity. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 5/04/2014Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 5/04/2014
by BWW - May 4, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/04/2014 for Denver (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 4/27/2014Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/27/2014 for Denver (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 4/20/2014Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 4/20/2014
by BWW - Apr 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2014 for Denver (more...)

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