Norman Panama News

Date Of Birth:
April 21, 1914
Date Of Death:
January 13, 2003 (88)
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL, USA
Gender:
Male
IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS to Play Citi Performing Arts Center, 12/16-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film is returning this holiday season. Bring your loved ones for a heart-warming celebration of Americana, playing at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre for 16 performances, from December 16 - 28. Presented by the Citi Performing Arts Center and MSG Entertainment, tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 1. (more...)

WHITE CHRISTMAS with Aled Jones & Tom Chambers to Play Dominion Theatre, Begin. 12 November
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Aled Jones and Tom Chambers will be starring as Bob Wallace and Phil Davis in the West End premiere of Irving Berlin's much-loved musical WHITE CHRISTMAS, which will open at London's newly refurbished Dominion Theatre on Wednesday 12 November for a strictly limited eight-week season, ending on 3 January 2015 (previewing from 8 November). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Bruce Kimmel's Dynomite L'IL ABNER Lights Up LACC Stage Through Tomorrow Only
by Don Grigware - May 23, 2014

Back in the 50s, the era that was innocence personified, Broadway musicals were written to entertain first. Of course, Stephen Sondheim and other more serious composers were beginning to change the face of the American musical with the goal to enlighten, but shows like Li'l Abner, with book by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank, lyrics by Johnny Mercer & music by Gene De Paul and based on Al Capp's 1934 comic strip, showed us the wild hillbilly lifestyle to make us laugh rather than think. Underneath the surface, to be sure, there is political satire and an uplifting message about appreciating the worth of that lesser known patch of American culture, kind of like what 60sTV audiences found in The Beverly Hillbillies. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Omaha - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/16/2014 for Omaha (more...)

LEND ME A TENOR, WHITE CHRISTMAS and More Make Up Fulton Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Marc Robin, the Artistic Director of the historic Fulton Theatre in downtown Lancaster, has announced the company's lineup for its 2014/2015 Mainstage Season and the first fully produced play of the Ellen Arnold Groff Studio Series. The lineup includes a hilarious farce, a holiday hit based on a classic Irving Berlin film musical, an Agatha Christie thriller, a Broadway hit that's a sexy game of cat and mouse, the Mel Brooks musical that took home the most Tony® Awards in history, a feel-good musical based on a Best Picture Oscar® Nominated Film, and perhaps the most magical musical of all time. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 2/23/2014
by BWW - Feb 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/23/2014 for Seattle (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 2/16/2014
by BWW - Feb 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/16/2014 for Seattle (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 12/29/2013
by BWW - Dec 29, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/29/2013 for Dallas (more...)

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts Presents IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, Now thru 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film is coming to the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts as part of the 2013/14 BMO Harris Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center and Broadway Across America-Milwaukee series this holiday season. Bring your loved ones for a heart-warming celebration of Americana from tonight, November 26 - December 1 at the Marcus Center's Uihlein Hall. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 11/24/2013
by BWW - Nov 24, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/24/2013 for Minneapolis (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 11/17/2013
by BWW - Nov 17, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/17/2013 for Minneapolis (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the National Tour of IRVING BERLIN's WHITE CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS tells the story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and finding their perfect mates in the bargain. Full of dancing, romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including 'Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,' 'Happy Holiday,' 'Sisters,' 'Blue Skies,' and the unforgettable title song,IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS promises to be a merry and bright experience for the entire family! Check out a first look at the tour photos below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 11/10/2013
by BWW - Nov 10, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/10/2013 for Minneapolis (more...)

James Clow, David Elder, Trista Moldovan & Meredith Patterson to Lead WHITE CHRISTMAS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 06, 2013

IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film, has announced casting for its National Tour visiting Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Fayetteville, Milwaukee, Baltimore, Des Moines, and Dallas during the 2013 holiday season. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 11/03/2013
by BWW - Nov 03, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/03/2013 for Minneapolis (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 10/27/2013
by BWW - Oct 27, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/27/2013 for Minneapolis (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 10/27/2013
by BWW - Oct 27, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/27/2013 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts to Present IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, 11/26-12/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 07, 2013

IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film is coming to the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts as part of the 2013/14 BMO Harris Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center and Broadway Across America-Milwaukee series this holiday season. Bring your loved ones for a heart-warming celebration of Americana from November 26 - December 1 at the Marcus Center's Uihlein Hall. Tickets go on sale on Sunday, October 13 at 12:00 pm. (more...)

EVITA, GHOST, MAMMA MIA! & More Set for Dallas Summer Musicals' 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2013

Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM)announces their 2013-2014 season of shows, with eight touring Broadway productions and two specials coming to the Music Hall at Fair Park. DSM has been entertaining North Texas audiences with the finest in professional live theatrical entertainmentfor 74 seasons, since 1941. (more...)

Dallas Summer Musical Presents 2013-2014 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2013

Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM)announces their 2013-2014 season of shows, with eight touring Broadway productions and two specials coming to the Music Hall at Fair Park. DSM has been entertaining North Texas audiences with the finest in professional live theatrical entertainmentfor 74 seasons, since 1941. (more...)

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