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Date Of Birth:
May 18, 1912
Date Of Death:
May 12, 2001 (88)
Birth Place:
Canonsburg, PA, USA
Gender:
Male
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'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' Tops ASCAP's List of Holiday Songs of the Century 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' Tops ASCAP's List of Holiday Songs of the Century
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

This year, ASCAP brings its 100th birthday celebration into the holiday season by unwrapping the top 30 ASCAP holiday songs of all time. Topping the list is 'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,' written by Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie. (more...)

Freedom Hall to Welcome Mandy Barnett, 12/12Freedom Hall to Welcome Mandy Barnett, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Direct from Nashville, acclaimed recording artist Mandy Barnett will celebrate the holidays with her classic country charm at Freedom Hall in Park Forest on Friday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. Barnett will perform popular ballads like White Christmas, I'll Be Home for Christmas, and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, along with spirited standards like Jingle Bell Rock, A Holly Jolly Christmas, Marshmallow World, and Winter Wonderland. Her robust delivery is a reminiscent of the all-time great female singers and timeless sounds. It is musical holiday magic at its best. (more...)

Dreamcatcher Company to Present A VERY SPECIAL (HOLIDAY) SPECIAL, 12/12-13Dreamcatcher Company to Present A VERY SPECIAL (HOLIDAY) SPECIAL, 12/12-13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Kick off the holiday season with the Dreamcatcher Company with their annual irreverent spoof of the holiday specials of yesteryear. If you enjoyed the corny fun of those old-fashioned holiday variety shows starring Donny and Marie, Perry Como and The Mandrell Sisters, you'll love A Very Special (Holiday) Special at Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre on Friday and Saturday, December 12 and 13 at 8:00 p.m. Located at their home at the Oakes Center in Summit, Dreamcatcher takes a break from their mainstage schedule to perform their affectionate send-up of traditional holiday entertainment. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Devin Velez to Join Donna McKechnie at Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit, 10/20AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Devin Velez to Join Donna McKechnie at Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Pride Films and Plays annual fall benefit Simply Sensational: Legends will reach new heights this year when Tony Award Winner Donna McKechnie headlines the event on October 20. She will be joined on stage by other musical guests American Idol Finalist Devin Velez, Colte Julian from Million Dollar Quartet, and Ryan Lanning from Bailiwick Chicago's The Wild Party. WGN's Dean Richards serves again as the emcee, which features a preshow reception at 6 pm, the performance at 7, and a post show champagne toast with Ms. McKechnie. (more...)

Barbra Streisand, Il Divo & More Among Legacy's Classic Christmas Album SeriesBarbra Streisand, Il Divo & More Among Legacy's Classic Christmas Album Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Legacy Recordings' Classic Christmas Album series rings in this year's holiday season with new collections by Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Il Divo, Perry Como, Johnny Mathis (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Barbra Streisand & Burt Bacharach's Dynamic DuetsTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Barbra Streisand & Burt Bacharach's Dynamic Duets
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 18, 2014

Today we are turning our attention to a sensational TV special featuring music icons Barbra Streisand and Burt Bacharach in honor of this week's release of Streisand's PARTNERS. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Martin Céspedes Creates a Delightful FOREVER PLAID at BeckBWW Reviews: Martin Céspedes Creates a Delightful FOREVER PLAID at Beck
by Roy Berko - Sep 15, 2014

Do you like close-harmonic singing? Are you harking back to experience the 'good' old days? Do you like to escape from the stressful world and just 'yak' at comedy shticks and revel in the ridiculous? Then the place for you to be is Beck Center where Cleveland's multi-award winning choreographer, Martin Cespedes, has added 'creative director' to his resume. (more...)

The Golden Boys to Play the Mayo Center, 10/11The Golden Boys to Play the Mayo Center, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Enjoy an evening of musical memories featuring three original American idols - Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell - when Dick Fox's The Golden Boys returns to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 8 pm. Tickets are $69-99. (more...)

Beatrice Williams-Rude Releases Mirthful New MemoirBeatrice Williams-Rude Releases Mirthful New Memoir
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

NEW YORK - Beatrice Williams-Rude's mostly merry memoir chronicles her experiences as an innocent who arrives in Manhattan during the golden age of Broadway and TV in quest of a career in theater-or, dream number one, opera. 'Misadventures of a Would-Be Muse' (published by Xlibris) details episodes in her life including the people with whom she crossed paths: famous and celebrated, powerful but infamous, financiers and frauds, lechers and protectors. She names those who helped and those who hindered. (more...)

BWW Reviews: It's Christmas in July with PLAID TIDINGS at Hanover Little TheatreBWW Reviews: It's Christmas in July with PLAID TIDINGS at Hanover Little Theatre
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 15, 2014

The Plaids are back for their one and only Earthly Christmas special, and they're doing it at Hanover Little Theatre for Christmas in July. (more...)

Tickets to bergenPAC's Holiday Offerings On Sale 7/11Tickets to bergenPAC's Holiday Offerings On Sale 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

It's Holiday Cheer in July at Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey who is presenting some of the greatest Christmas shows this yearů Brian Setzer returns to bergenPAC with Christmas Rocks on Wednesday, December 3rd and then it's the annual New Jersey Ballet Nutcracker performances taking place on Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th with show times at 1PM and 5PM. (more...)

'Misadventures of a Would-be Muse' Memoir is Released'Misadventures of a Would-be Muse' Memoir is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

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Broadway's Neile Adams McQueen to Open 4th Idyllwild Authors Series, 6/1Broadway's Neile Adams McQueen to Open 4th Idyllwild Authors Series, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Author and Broadway star, Neile Adams McQueen, the former wife of the late movie star idol Steve McQueen, will kick off The Fourth Annual Idyllwild Authors Series presented by Eduardo Santiago & Pen Center USA on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Cafe Aroma, 54750 North Circle Drive, Idyllwild, CA 92549. (more...)

St. Martins Press to Publish the Frankie Avalon Family Cookbook St. Martins Press to Publish the Frankie Avalon Family Cookbook
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - Announced today, Frankie Avalon is pleased to announce 'The Frankie Avalon Family Cookbook'  will be published by St. Martins Press, sold by Mr. Avalon's agent Alan Morell, Creative Management Partners. (more...)

SONY/Legacy Recordings to Release New Willie Nelson Album 'Band of Brothers', 6/17SONY/Legacy Recordings to Release New Willie Nelson Album 'Band of Brothers', 6/17
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Legacy Recordings is proud to announce the release of Band of Brothers, the new Willie Nelson studio album premiering 14 performances (more...)

BWW Reviews: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at Center Stage - What a Hoot!BWW Reviews: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at Center Stage - What a Hoot!
by Charles Shubow - May 5, 2014

Christopher Durang won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play with this hilarious comedy. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Cabrillo Music Theatre Paints the Town FOREVER PLAIDBWW Reviews: Cabrillo Music Theatre Paints the Town FOREVER PLAID
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 2, 2014

Four guys who know there's nothing better than being inside a good tight chord are working their extraordinary vocal magic in Stuart Ross' Forever Plaid at Cabrillo Music Theatre. With incredible musicianship and a flawless blend, these clean-cut dapper lads are a dream for the roughly 90-minutes they cover some of the greatest hits of the 1950's. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tucson - Week of 12/15/2013Now Playing Onstage in Tucson - Week of 12/15/2013
by BWW - Dec 15, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/15/2013 for Tucson (more...)

BWW Reviews: Encore Offers A Sinatra Christmas Songfest Through the HolidaysBWW Reviews: Encore Offers A Sinatra Christmas Songfest Through the Holidays
by Don Grigware - Dec 3, 2013

Singer Henry Prego wanted to produce a staged Christmas show that is reminiscent of the nostalgic 60s TV specials at the Hollywood Palace with himself as host singing Frank Sinatra holiday favorites and introducing some talented guest star acts. Well, that he has achieved with A Sinatra Christmas currently onstage at Encore Dinner Theatre in Tustin through December 29 only. It's an overall fun entertainment replete with dancers and kids - what's Christmas without kids! It may be missing a beat or two here and there, but fun just the same. (more...)

Luckinbill Presented NATIONAL ARTS STAR AWARD to James Nederlander At Star Studded Gala In Rancho MirageLuckinbill Presented NATIONAL ARTS STAR AWARD to James Nederlander At Star Studded Gala In Rancho Mirage
by David Green - Nov 29, 2013

The American Foundation For Arts Education presented its annual National Arts Star Awards on November 20 in a Star-Studded Gala at The Helene Galen Performing Arts Center in Rancho Mirage. Among the honorees, James Nederlander was presented with The Legacy Award for creating The National High School Musical Theatre Awards and his ongoing commitment to arts education. The awards were presented by actor/writer Laurence Luckinbill. The National Arts Star Awards are presented to individuals and organizations that have made a significant impact on Arts Education in America's public schools. The AFAE, originally founded by Carol Channing and her late husband Harry Kullijian, works to restore the arts to our nation's public schools and insure an arts education for every child in America through advocacy and partnering with schools and communities to create specialized arts instructional opportunities for children. (more...)

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