Rex Harrison News

Date Of Birth:
March 05, 1908
Date Of Death:
June 02, 1990 (82)
Birth Place:
Huyton, Lancashire, ENGLAND
New York Conservatory Pays Tribute to Broadway Journeyman, Herbert Greene, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

Monday night, April 28, New York Conservatory presents a rare treat. We're used to concerts and benefits on the household names of musical theatre - especially the Golden Age - but here's one dedicated to one of the Great White Way's unsung heroes - Herbert Greene. A shrewd producer, natural conductor and orchestrator, and gifted composer, Greene was behind some of Broadway's classic productions. He worked side-by-side with Meredith Willson on the legendary The Music Man and with Frank Loesser onMost Happy Fella; built the enthralling orchestrations behind Sondheim's Anyone Can Whistle, a musical ahead of its time, even influencing the addition of a song which was a veiled 'Love Note" to Lee Remick; and even trained Broadway luminaries likeamong them were Rex Harrison, Rosalind Russell, Angela Lansbury, Barbara Cook, Robert Preston, Don Ameche, and Judy Holliday. (more...)

New York Conservatory Pays Tribute to Broadway Journeyman Herbert Greene, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

The Broadway universe has a multitude of stars deserving of praise, New York Conservatory picks a bright and prolific one - singer, actor, conductor, arranger, producer, and even voice doctor - Herbert Greene. A true unsung hero of the American Musical Theatre. (more...)

Martin Landau Cast in Lifetime Original Movie OUTLAW PROPHET
by TV News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Lifetime has cast Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Martin Landau in the Lifetime Original Movie 'Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs' (more...)

BLUE MAN GROUP to Return to Washington, D.C.'s National Theatre, 5/6-11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

BLUE MAN GROUP returns to Washington for one week only at the National Theatre, May 6 though 11. (more...)

Tony Winner Rosemary Harris Will Star in Roundabout's INDIAN INK this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Tony Award winner Rosemary Harris will play the role of "Eleanor Swan" in the Off-Broadway premiere of Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink, directed by Carey Perloff. (more...)

Tony Winner Rosemary Harris to Star in Roundabout Theatre's INDIAN INK this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced Tony Award winner Rosemary Harris will play the role of 'Eleanor Swan' in the Off-Broadway premiere of Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink, directed by Carey Perloff. The production will begin performances on September 4 and open Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Centre for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). (more...)

AMERICAN IDIOT Tour Rocks the National Theatre, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

The national tour of Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT, the explosive Broadway hit, makes its Washington premiere tonight, February 18, and continues through the 23rd at National Theatre as part of the Broadway at the National subscription series. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Candlelight Pavilion Scores Once More with a Loverly MY FAIR LADY
by Don Grigware - Feb 13, 2014

Called by many the perfect musical, My Fair Lady based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion has perhaps the wittiest and showiest debate between the sexes. Shaw despised marriage and loved to magnify human frailty, both female and male. And with Lerner and Loewe to create the book, music and lyrics, the result is a creation with music and story that flow together in ideal harmony. Even when its at its abrasive best, it's funny; even when Professor Henry Higgins is obnoxious, selfish and self-centered to the hilt, we cannot help but to laugh with him...and love him. Despite what a man says about a woman, he cannot live without her, and vice versa. We were born to live in a love/hate relationship, to be at each other's throats and in the next second, rolling around in the hay. It's all a part of life and Shaw, Lerner and Loewe displayed the ups and downs of romantic living better than anyone else...period. Now in a loverly production at Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre, patrons are in for a real treat through March 16. (more...)

Following Paris, London and LA, now in SYDNEY - Stage Show Celebrating Vivien Leigh's 100th Year Donald Macdonald's VIVIEN: Letter to Larry
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Following international shows celebrating the 100th year of Vivien Leigh's birth, actress Susie Lindeman brings her highly acclaimed performance Vivien: Letter to Larry to Sydney for one special night at the Independent Theatre on Sunday February 23. (more...)

AMERICAN IDIOT Tour to Rock the National Theatre, 2/18-23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

Casting has been announced for the upcoming national tour of Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT, the explosive Broadway hit, which makes its Washington premiere February 18 - 23 at National Theatre as part of the Broadway at the National subscription series. (more...)

From Stage to Screen - BWW's Favorite Musicals Adapted for the Cinema
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 17, 2013

With LES MISERABLES' stirring success at the box office last year and upcoming, all-star film versions of INTO THE WOODS, JERSEY BOYS, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, ANNIE and THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, we couldn't resist rounding up a few of our favorite stage-to-screen adaptations. (more...)

National Portrait Gallery to Display an Unseen Photograph of Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 31, 2013

A previously unseen and newly acquired photograph of one of Britain's most important actresses, Vivien Leigh, and her husband Laurence Olivier, taken at the height of their celebrity status will go on display at the National Portrait Gallery tomorrow (Friday 1 November 2013). The photograph will be shown alongside two rarely seen portraits of the couple to mark the start of the Gallery's programme celebrating the centenary of Leigh's birth. (more...)

Noel Harrison, Academy Award Winning Songwriter, Dies at 79
by Molly Tracy - Oct 29, 2013

Noel Harrison, known internationally for his songs, as well as his roles in the theatre world, died on October 19th from a heart attack. (more...)

Tickets For The Remainder Of Broadway At The National Go On Sale October 28 - American Idiot, West Side Story, Mamma Mia!, & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

Tickets for American Idiot, West Side Story, STOMP, Mamma Mia!, Blue Man Group, and Hal Holbrook In Mark Twain Tonight! at the National Theatre go on sale Monday, October 28. (more...)

Regional Theater of the Week: Fisher Theatre in Detroit, MI
by BWW Features - Sep 25, 2013, the largest theatre site on the Internet, is excited to announce a new feature to its comprehensive regional coverage - the Featured Regional Theater of the Week! Each week, BWW will introduce its readers to a regional theater located in one of our (over 130!) coverage cities. By exploring these different venues, their history and showcasing the production seasons, BWW continues its commitment to expand our presence in communities and cities across the United States. This Week's Featured Regional Theater: Fisher Theatre in Detroit, MI (more...)

UNCLE VANYA Launches Guthrie's 2013-14 Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2013

Guthrie Theater presents 12 mainstage shows in its 2013-2014 season. The theater's 51st season includes first-time Guthrie Productions of playwrights Beth Henley and Nina Raine, classics on the Wurtele Thrust Stage directed by Dowling and Marion McClinton, WorldStage Series presentations of returning companies Kneehigh Theatre and Out of Joint, as well as a summertime slate of a beloved musical and a Christopher Durang comedy that is currently a Broadway hit. (more...)

Michael Urie in BUYER & CELLAR, 'VANYA AND SONIA' & More Set for CTG's 2014 Season at Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

A new season rich with laughter and compelling drama was announced today for the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum by Michael Ritchie, CTG Artistic Director. (more...)

WHO'S AFRAID OF RACHEL ROBERTS? Presented the Edinburgh Fringe in August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2013

From shy minister's daughter to Oscar-nominated, booze-soaked, shockingly foul mouthed Hollywood star… Come and meet Rachel Roberts at the Roxy at 3pm each day at this year's Edinburgh Fringe… (more...)

Christopher Guilmet & Pamela Brumley to Lead Stages St. Louis' MY FAIR LADY; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2013

Hailed as one of the greatest musicals of all time, My Fair Lady (September 6 through October 6) is the perfect grand finale to the STAGES ST. LOUIS record-breaking 27thseason. This romantic fancy radiates a charm and sophistication unlike any other musical and reigns as an American masterpiece. Lerner and Loewe's score couldn't be closer to pure perfection, with memorable show-stoppers such as 'I Could Have Danced All Night,' 'On the Street Where You Live,' and 'Get Me to the Church on Time.' You'll 'grow accustomed' to this 'loverly' classic as 'your heart takes flight.' (more...)

UCLA Film & Television Archive Kicks Off CHAMPION: THE STANLEY KRAMER CENTENNIAL Series Tonight
by Movies News Desk - Aug 09, 2013

Opening Night of the UCLA Film & Television Archive Film Series: 'CHAMPION: THE STANLEY KRAMER CENTENNIAL' is set for tonight, August 9, 2013 at the Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard (at the corner of Westwood Boulevard), Los Angeles, Calif. (more...)

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