Perry Como News

Date of Birth: May 18, 1912
Date of Death: May 12, 2001 (88)
Birth Place: Canonsburg, PA, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Review: Singer Dennis McNeil Performs a Mellow CHRISTMAS CABARET in Hermosa BeachBWW Review: Singer Dennis McNeil Performs a Mellow CHRISTMAS CABARET in Hermosa Beach
by Don Grigware - Dec 6, 2016

On Sunday December 4 Irish tenor Dennis McNeil presented The Christmas Show at The Lounge of The Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach to an enthusiastic sellout crowd. This marked his 44th appearance in this venue, so he must be doing something right. He has a multitude of fans who keep coming back five or six times a year. A former opera singer, McNeil has sung for Presidents and in concert venues, including stadiums, around the world. He can adapt himself to any venue, and of course, in a room of this size that accommodates 100, he gets the chance to be up close, warm and personal and like most Irishmen, tell stories, some funny and a few... deliciously off-color. Throughout the 90-minute set, McNeil held his audience spellbound with his magnificent vocal range, a slew of Christmas songs - both pop and religious - and candid observations about the commercialism of Christmas. He was accompanied by skilled musical director Ed Martel, with whom he has had a long and fruitful association. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Steve Tyrell Comes Home For The Holidays At Cafe CarlylePhoto Coverage: Steve Tyrell Comes Home For The Holidays At Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 2, 2016

He's been swinging and singing the holiday season at The Carlyle for the past 11 years, and Tyrell's songs, warmth, good feelings and musicianship have never been more impressively on display then in his 12th year. Last night he welcomed New Yorkers to his 2016 engagement at the legendary hotel.  You can only compare a Steve Tyrell performance to the happiness an audience must have experienced when seeing such super stars as Perry Como, Dean Martin, Glen Campbell or similar male vocalists. Singers who kept their audiences tunefully engrossed and mentally jubilant during their shows.  The Grammy Award-winner and two-time Emmy nominee has settled in for a five-week run at Cafe Carlyle.  (more...)

BWW Interview: IMPRO's Producing Artistic Director DAN O'CONNOR Talks Holiday ExtravaganzaBWW Interview: IMPRO's Producing Artistic Director DAN O'CONNOR Talks Holiday Extravaganza
by Don Grigware - Dec 2, 2016

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents the World Premiere of Impro Theatre's 1966 Holiday Variety Extravaganza, from LA's Impro Theatre, the creators and performers of the wildly popular Jane Austen UnScripted. Impro Theatre's 1966 Holiday Variety Extravaganza is created especially for The Broad Stage. Over their history, the company has produced a bevy of mainstage shows including: Shakespeare UnScripted, Film Noir UnScripted, Twilight Zone UnScripted, Sondheim UnScripted, Dickens UnScripted, The Western UnScripted, Tennessee Williams UnScripted, Chekhov UnScripted, along with Fairytales UnScripted and Jane Austen UnScripted, which both previously ran at The Broad Stage. This new production marks the group's 10th anniversary. (more...)

Enjoy A Very Special (Holiday) Special At DreamcatcherEnjoy A Very Special (Holiday) Special At Dreamcatcher
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

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 2 and 3 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...)

Avon Players to Celebrate the Holidays with FOREVER CHRISTMAS Variety ShowAvon Players to Celebrate the Holidays with FOREVER CHRISTMAS Variety Show
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Avon Players celebrates the sounds and sentiment of the holiday season with the newest installment of its very own Christmas variety show, Forever Christmas, running November 25 - December 10. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

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ShenanArts Announces Auditions for MEMPHIS: THE MUSICAL 10/22ShenanArts Announces Auditions for MEMPHIS: THE MUSICAL 10/22
by Ashlee Latimer - Oct 8, 2016

Help us put this amazing musical on stage, invite all of your friends that can sing and dance and want to be a part of something amazing in the theatre history of Staunton, Va. From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes the Tony Award winning musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing,  irresistible songs  and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. (more...)

FROM COMO TO HOMO to Play United Solo FestivalFROM COMO TO HOMO to Play United Solo Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

From Como to Homo has something for almost everyone…a story of a 10-year old professional making her way on the 1957 Perry Como TV Show. Her show biz mom (a former Rockette) pushes her relentlessly. She suffers from Gender Dysphoria and no one knows what she keeps wrapped up beneath her skirt. Lynne travels the bumpy road of mortality and recovery. (more...)

Catalina Bar & Grill Hosts a Broadway Star with NEILE ADAMS SINGS KANDER & EBBCatalina Bar & Grill Hosts a Broadway Star with NEILE ADAMS SINGS KANDER & EBB
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028 will present Broadway, film and television star Neile Adams in NEILE ADAMS SINGS KANDER & EBB, featuring popular show tunes from "Chicago," "The Rink," "Flora the Red Menace," "Kiss of the Spider Woman," "The Act," "Steel Pier," "Funny Lady" "Woman of the Year" and "The Happy Time." The show will be presented on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 8:30p.m. (more...)

Brown Fist Productions and CASA 0101 Theater to Stage EASTSIDE HEARTBEATSBrown Fist Productions and CASA 0101 Theater to Stage EASTSIDE HEARTBEATS
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Boyle Heights will be the setting for a pull out all the stops Cinco de Mayo (May 5, 2016) celebration on the Eastside of Los Angeles as Brown Fist Productions in association with CASA 0101 Theater present the opening night of EASTSIDE HEARTBEATS, A New Rock 'n' Roll Musical. (more...)

Brown Fist Productions and CASA 0101 Theater to Stage EASTSIDE HEARTBEATSBrown Fist Productions and CASA 0101 Theater to Stage EASTSIDE HEARTBEATS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Boyle Heights will be the setting for a pull out all the stops Cinco de Mayo (May 5, 2016) celebration on the Eastside of Los Angeles as Brown Fist Productions in association with CASA 0101 Theater present the opening night of EASTSIDE HEARTBEATS, A New Rock 'n' Roll Musical. (more...)

AMERICAN MASTERS to Celebrate Rock'n'Roll Legend Fats Domino 2/26; Watch Sneak Peek!AMERICAN MASTERS to Celebrate Rock'n'Roll Legend Fats Domino 2/26; Watch Sneak Peek!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Fats Domino was one of the most popular rockers of the 1950s and early 60s. His achievements and record sales during that time were rivaled only by Elvis Presley. (more...)

AMERICAN MASTERS to Celebrate Rock'n'Roll Legend Fats Domino 2/26; Watch Sneak Peek!AMERICAN MASTERS to Celebrate Rock'n'Roll Legend Fats Domino 2/26; Watch Sneak Peek!
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Fats Domino was one of the most popular rockers of the 1950s and early 60s. His achievements and record sales during that time were rivaled only by Elvis Presley. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

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Find Christmas Onstage with BroadwayWorld's Holiday Guide 2015!Find Christmas Onstage with BroadwayWorld's Holiday Guide 2015!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

The holiday season is here at last, and in just weeks, the world will be spreading yuletide cheer by decking the halls, wrapping the gifts and sipping the eggnog. There are plenty of ways to join in the spirit, because for theatre fans, Broadway is everywhere this season... and BroadwayWorld has a complete guide of where to find it! (more...)

Luigi Creatore, Elvis Hitmaker, Dies at 93Luigi Creatore, Elvis Hitmaker, Dies at 93
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Luigi Creatore, who with his cousin Hugo Peretti wrote and produced iconic hits for such stars as Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Perry Como, Sarah Vaughan, Della Reese, Jimmie Rodgers, Patti Page and many others, including the Tokens' “Lion Sleeps Tonight,” Presley's “Can't Help Falling in Love” and “Wild in the Country,” and Cook's “Another Saturday Night” and “Twistin' the Night Away,” died of pneumonia at a Boca Raton hospice on Sunday, Dec. 13. He was 93. (more...)

Photo Flash: York Theatre Company's PLAID TIDINGS Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Flash: York Theatre Company's PLAID TIDINGS Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The York Theatre Company presentation of the New York premiere of PLAID TIDINGS, the holiday edition of the ever popular Forever Plaid, with book by Stuart Ross, original Forever Plaid vocal and musical arrangements by James Raitt, and vocal and musical arrangements by James Raitt, Brad Ellis, Raymond Berg and David Snyder, opened last night, December 13, 2015. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at York Theatre Company's PLAID TIDINGSPhoto Flash: First Look at York Theatre Company's PLAID TIDINGS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, presents the New York premiere of PLAID TIDINGS, the holiday edition of the ever popular Forever Plaid, with book by Stuart Ross, original Forever Plaid vocal and musical arrangements by James Raitt, and vocal and musical arrangements by James Raitt, Brad Ellis, Raymond Berg and David Snyder. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!  (more...)

Bradley Beahen, Jose Luaces, Ciaran Mccarthy and John Michael Zuerlein Lead York's PLAID TIDINGS, Starting TonightBradley Beahen, Jose Luaces, Ciaran Mccarthy and John Michael Zuerlein Lead York's PLAID TIDINGS, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

York Theatre Company's New York premiere of PLAID TIDINGS, the holiday edition of the ever popular FOREVER PLAID, with book by Stuart Ross, original FOREVER PLAID vocal and musical arrangements by James Raitt, and vocal and musical arrangements by James Raitt, Brad Ellis, Raymond Berg and David Snyder, begins tonight, December 8, 2015. (more...)

PLAID TIDINGS Begins Limited Run at York Theatre Company TomorrowPLAID TIDINGS Begins Limited Run at York Theatre Company Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Performances are begin tomorrow, Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. for a limited 3-week engagement through Sunday, December 27, 2015 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  Opening night is Sunday evening, December 13 at 6:00 p.m. (more...)

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