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Date of Birth: October 15, 1881
Date of Death: February 14, 1975 (93)
Birth Place: Guildford, ENGLAND
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Music Legend Tony Bennett and Jazz Pianist Bill Charlap Record The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome KernMusic Legend Tony Bennett and Jazz Pianist Bill Charlap Record The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Columbia Records is proud to announce the release ofThe Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, a new album from American musical legend Tony Bennett and acclaimed jazz pianist Bill Charlap, arriving Friday, September 25, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of ANYTHING GOES at Lakewood Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: Meet the Stars of ANYTHING GOES at Lakewood Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

It's De-Lightful, It's De-Lovely, It's ANYTHING GOES, opening September 11 at Lakewood Theatre Company. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars in costume below! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Who Could Ask for Anything More of Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT?BWW REVIEW: Who Could Ask for Anything More of Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT?
by Jan Nargi - Aug 2, 2015

You won't be slipped a Mickey Finn, but Maine's Ogunquit Playhouse will knock you off your feet with its 'delishious' production of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT running through August 15. Chock-a-block full of bootleggers, playboys, dancing girls and temperance leaders, NICE WORK is a non-stop musical feast with non-stop screwball laughs. (more...)

Breaking News: Valerie Harper Replaced by Brenda Vaccaro in Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET ITBreaking News: Valerie Harper Replaced by Brenda Vaccaro in Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2015

Academy Award nominated film star Brenda Vaccaro will step into the role of Millicent Winter in the production of Nice Work If You Can Get It now playing on the Ogunquit Playhouse stage through August 15. (more...)

Vintage & Anchor Books Announce New August PublicationsVintage & Anchor Books Announce New August Publications
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

AUGUST PAPERBACK ORIGINALS. . . THUG NOTES: A Street-Smart Guide to Classic Literature by Sparky Sweets, PhD (Vintage • 304 pages • On Sale: 8/18/15 • Price: $14.95 • ISBN: 9781101873045).Sparky Sweets, PhD. and Wisecrack proudly present this outrageously funny, ultra-sharp guide to literature based on the hit online series, Thug Notes. Inside, you'll find hilarious plot breakdowns and masterful analyses of sixteen of literature's most beloved classics, including: The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill A Mockingbird, Pride & Prejudice, The Color Purple, Hamlet, Things Fall Apart, and more! Thug Notes has been featured on BET, PBS, and NPR and has been used in hundreds of classrooms around the world. Whether you're a student, teacher, or straight-up literary gangster like Dr. Sweets, THUG NOTES has got you covered. You'll certainly never look at literature the same way again. PUBLICIST: David Archer • 212-572-2331 • darcher@penguinrandomhouse.com (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Valerie Harper, Sally Struthers and More in Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET ITPhoto Flash: First Look at Valerie Harper, Sally Struthers and More in Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a first look at Ogunquit Playhouse's stage, screen and television Valerie Harper starring in the role of the wealthy and stylish 'Millicent Winter' in the delightful Nice Work If You Can Get It, on stage July 22, to August 15.  Check out the cast in action below! (more...)

From the BroadwayWorld Vaults: Relive the Magic of ANYTHING GOES!From the BroadwayWorld Vaults: Relive the Magic of ANYTHING GOES!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 16, 2015

In honor of Throwback Thursday, BroadwayWorld is celebrating the past with a new series that will take you back in time with some of our favorite vintage video features. That's right- we are opening up the BroadwayWorld Vaults to reminisce on shows are long gone from the Broadway-scene, but have left an indelible mark on the world of theatre as a whole. Today, we bring you a vintage video from 2011. Relive the magic of ANYTHING GOES below! (more...)

Valerie Harper to Join Sally Struthers in NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Ogunquit PlayhouseValerie Harper to Join Sally Struthers in NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to announce that star of stage, screen and television Valerie Harper will join the cast in the role of the wealthy and stylish Millicent Winter in the delightful Nice Work If You Can Get It on stage July 22 to August 15. Also joining the cast is two-time Emmy Award winner Sally Struthers as the Dutchess Estonia, a temperance enforcer who is set against a gang of bootleggers in this madcap musical comedy set during the Roaring Twenties. This brand-new musical written by Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro is based on material by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse and was nominated in 2012 for 10 Tony Awards, winning two. This high-stepping Broadway musical recalls the golden age of American musicals, complete with extravagant dance numbers, glittering Broadway costumes and a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin's most beloved songs, including "But Not For Me," "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "I've Got a Crush on You" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." (more...)

All Aboard! STAGES St. Louis' ANYTHING GOES to Set Sail on July 17All Aboard! STAGES St. Louis' ANYTHING GOES to Set Sail on July 17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

STAGES St. Louis continues the voyage through its 29th season with the tap-happy Broadway classic, Anything Goes. The de-lovely Cole Porter musical comedy from Broadway's Golden Age will run July 17th - August 16th at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. (more...)

Photo Coverage: GTG/Project Shaw Welcomes Reed Birney, Emily Skeggs & More for FANNY'S FIRST PLAYPhoto Coverage: GTG/Project Shaw Welcomes Reed Birney, Emily Skeggs & More for FANNY'S FIRST PLAY
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 24, 2015

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW production of Shaw's rarely produced, Fanny's First Play, was held earlier this week on June 22 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). Check out a look back below! (more...)

Reed Birney, Emily Skeggs & More Set for GTG/Project Shaw's FANNY'S FIRST PLAY TonightReed Birney, Emily Skeggs & More Set for GTG/Project Shaw's FANNY'S FIRST PLAY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW production of Shaw's rarely produced, Fanny's First Play, is set for tonight, June 22 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). (more...)

BWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at the GatewayBWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at the Gateway
by Melissa Giordano - Jun 17, 2015

It is truly a pleasure seeing Nice Work If You Can Get It at Bellport's Gateway Theatre. It has a zany and charming story, a beautiful Gershwin score, and the theatre is absolutely stunning. Most importantly, however, the cast is super-beyond talented. After all, many of them come from Broadway. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis' ANYTHING GOES - It's 'De-Lovely'!BWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis' ANYTHING GOES - It's 'De-Lovely'!
by Joseph Baker - Jun 6, 2015

It's early June in Memphis, but, with the recent success of Playhouse on the Square's KISS ME, KATE and, now, Theatre Memphis' sparkling production of ANYTHING GOES, we seem to be having, as my late grandmother might say, 'another 'cole' snap' - Cole Porter, that is. Who would not welcome the giddy book by the great P.G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton, with a reworking by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse? And who has not delighted to such songs as 'You're the Top,' 'I Get a Kick Out of You,' 'Blow, Gabriel, Blow,' 'It's De-Lovely,' and, of course, the title tune? (more...)

BWW TV: Tracy Bidleman Chats ANYTHING GOES Tour; and Highlights!BWW TV: Tracy Bidleman Chats ANYTHING GOES Tour; and Highlights!
by Matt Tamanini - May 28, 2015

On Tuesday, ANYTHING GOES opened the final stop on its National Tour at Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts; you can check out my review here. After Opning Night, I sat down with Tracy Bidleman, who plays Evangeline Harcourt, to discuss about what makes this show feel-good show such an enduring classic. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS, With Strallen And Fleeshman, In Rehearsal!Photo Coverage: A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS, With Strallen And Fleeshman, In Rehearsal!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2015

Richard Fleeshman and Summer Strallen star alongside Desmond Barrit and Isla Blair at Chichester - check out the rehearsal shots! (more...)

Musicals Tonight!'s 18th Season Might Not Be Its LastMusicals Tonight!'s 18th Season Might Not Be Its Last
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

One month ago, Musicals Tonight announced its 18th and final season. But renewing subscribers expressed such dismay that Artistic Director Mel Miller has convinced his Board of Directors to reconsider their decision.  (more...)

Reed Birney, Emily Skeggs & More Set for GTG/Project Shaw's FANNY'S FIRST PLAY, 6/22Reed Birney, Emily Skeggs & More Set for GTG/Project Shaw's FANNY'S FIRST PLAY, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Casting is now complete for Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW production of Shaw's rarely produced, Fanny's First Play, on Monday, June 22 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). (more...)

Musicals Tonight Sets Final SeasonMusicals Tonight Sets Final Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Musicals Tonight has announced it will close its doors following its 2015-16 season. Its final offerings include Oh, Kay!, which will run October 13-25, 2015, Out of This World from October 27- November 08, 2015, Babes in Arms from March 8-20, 2016, Oh, Boy! from March 22-April 3, 2016, from Wonderful Town April 5 - 17, 2016. A Subscription to all five shows runs at $141.25. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Celebrates Comedy: Well done, Jeeves!BWW Reviews: Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Celebrates Comedy: Well done, Jeeves!
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Apr 21, 2015

That debonair, delectable English butler Jeeves returns to Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's (MCT) Cabot Stage for the final installment with Margaret Raether's Jeeves Takes a Bow at Milwaukee's Broadway Theatre Center. On opening night, the cast and crew from the former two productions-Jeeves Intervenes and Jeeves In Bloom-were invited to return for the evening's celebrations. Toast the impeccable talents of actor Matt Daniels, who recreated the role of Jeeves for each MCT production in his elegant, inimitable style. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES National Tour Begins Performances 5/5 at Broward Center for the Performing ArtsANYTHING GOES National Tour Begins Performances 5/5 at Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

The national tour of ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, will make its Fort Lauderdale premiere Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts for a limited two week run. (more...)

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