Perry Como News

Date of Birth: May 18, 1912
Date of Death: May 12, 2001 (88)
Birth Place: Canonsburg, PA, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Reviews: VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE at Santa Paula Theater CenterBWW Reviews: VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE at Santa Paula Theater Center
by Cary Ginell - Aug 2, 2015

Although I am not as familiar with the plays of Anton Chekhov as some, Christopher Durang's play, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, doesn't require a pop quiz of Chekhovian references in order for one to enjoy the show. This character study into the lives of three squabbling, middle-aged siblings has enough humor and poignancy in it so you don't have to have your SparkNotes handy to enjoy it. The play, produced by Leslie Nichols and directed by Fred Helsel, plays at the Santa Paula Theater Center through August 16. (more...)

FROM COMO TO HOMO Set for San Francisco Fringe Fest, 9/12-25FROM COMO TO HOMO Set for San Francisco Fringe Fest, 9/12-25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

FROM COMO TO HOMO - Juggling a Stage Mom, Gender Confusion and Tap! - written and performed by Lynne Jassem (comic, tap dancer, monologist, singer, physical comedian) - will have it's West Coast Premiere at the San Francisco Fringe Festival for a limited engagement, September 12, 13, 19 & 25, 2015 at Exit Theatre - Stage Left. (more...)

Neile Adams Coming to Hollywood's Catalina Bar & Grill, 6/25Neile Adams Coming to Hollywood's Catalina Bar & Grill, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028 will present Broadway, film and television star, Neile Adams in 'AN EVENING WITH NEILE ADAMS,' featuring popular show tunes. The show will be presented on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 8:30 p.m. (more...)

Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Singer Dottie DillardRecording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Singer Dottie Dillard
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

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The Lennon Sisters to Perform at Suncoast Showroom, 6/6-7The Lennon Sisters to Perform at Suncoast Showroom, 6/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

“America's Sweethearts of Song,” The Lennon Sisters, will perform their timeless hits at the Suncoast Showroom on June 6 and 7. (more...)

2015 New York Hot Jazz Fest to Kick Off May 32015 New York Hot Jazz Fest to Kick Off May 3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Following the success of the previous two festivals, the 3rd Annual New York Hot Jazz Festival -- produced by the impresario Michael 'Misha' Katsobashvili, performer Bria Skonberg, and composer/producer Patrick Soluri (of Prohibition Productions and The Salon) -- returns to The Players this year and promises some of the biggest stars of the Hot Jazz and swing scenes in a summit of uptown and downtown talent spanning three generations. (more...)

25-Foot Lincoln Sculpture Coming to Troy, Ohio25-Foot Lincoln Sculpture Coming to Troy, Ohio
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Troy will be filled with visitors of all ages this summer! Building on the rich and successful partnership between the Sculptures on the Square project and artist, Seward Johnson, this summer's planned exhibit will not disappoint. (more...)

BWW Features: WNET Launches '66th & Broadway' Showcasing Cabaret Style Entertainment on Public TelevisionBWW Features: WNET Launches '66th & Broadway' Showcasing Cabaret Style Entertainment on Public Television
by Alix Cohen - Feb 18, 2015

In its continuing mission to bring culture to people who wouldn't necessarily have access, to illuminate, educate, and entertain, public television stations WNET (New York) and WLIW (Long Island) decided the time was ripe to reacquaint people with the art of cabaret. In February, viewers in the New York metro area were able to view new one-hour cabaret shows featuring singers KT Sullivan and Jennifer Sheehan. (more...)

BWW Reviews: IN THE MOOD Brings the Boogie to New OrleansBWW Reviews: IN THE MOOD Brings the Boogie to New Orleans
by Heidi Scheuermann - Feb 3, 2015

Alright, so unlike most humans who are currently in their mid-twenties, I grew up listening to the tunes of artists like Bing Crosby (not just at Christmastime), Judy Garland, Perry Como, Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, The Andrews Sisters… I could go on forever. I listened to it because my dad listened to it because his dad listened to it. It's in my blood, I can't help it. Besides, have you ever given 40s music a really good listen? If you have, you'll know that there never were smoother voices in this history of forever. Silky smooth, buttery voices. People just don't sing like that anymore! Not to mention full orchestras backed the singers. Full orchestras! We're talking piano, drums, trumpets, trombones, bass (the upright kind), saxophone… I mean these guys really knew how to rock! (more...)

All Seasons Theatre Company Returns With THE HOUSE OF NUNZIOAll Seasons Theatre Company Returns With THE HOUSE OF NUNZIO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2015

All Seasons Theatre Company, Inc., the successful non-profit theatre company that launched with a bang in 2004, is now back in business after a very long hiatus. (more...)

WICKED's Dina Bennett Passes Away After Cancer BattleWICKED's Dina Bennett Passes Away After Cancer Battle
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com is sad to report that WICKED actress, Dina Bennett, who had recently toured as the midwife, and understudying 'Madame Morrible' in the show's National Tour passed away after a battle with cancer. (more...)

Freedom Hall Welcomes Mandy Barnett TonightFreedom Hall Welcomes Mandy Barnett Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Direct from Nashville, acclaimed recording artist Mandy Barnett will celebrate the holidays with her classic country charm at Freedom Hall in Park Forest tonight, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

'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...)

The Golden Boys Play Tonight the Mayo CenterThe Golden Boys Play Tonight the Mayo Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 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 tonight, October 11, 2014 at 8 pm. (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...)


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...)

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