Alhambra to Present BLITHE SPIRITby BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016
The story line of Blithe Spirit could be anyone's fantasy: return to life as a ghost and haunt your former spouse and newly betrothed partner. Such is the premise of Noel Coward's comedy opening May 4 at the Alhambra Theater & Dining for a four-week run. Blithe Spirit has been heralded as one of three jewels in Coward's crown. It's most recent Broadway and touring revival from starred Angela Lansbury received rave reviews around the country. The Alhambra performances will feature Lisa Valdini-Booth in the lead role of medium, Madame Arcati, who leads the seance that brings back the ghost of Charles Condomine's wife. (more...)
Film Forum to Screen One-Week Noel Coward Festival This Mayby BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016
NOËL COWARD, a one week festival devoted to the English playwright, actor, singer, composer, lyricist, director, screenwriter, and wit, will run at Film Forum from Friday, May 13 through Thursday, May 19. (more...)
BWW Review: More Lovelier Than Ever, MY FAIR LADY Blossoms at Riversideby Jeffrey Walker - Apr 18, 2016
Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's near masterpiece of a musical MY FAIR LADY took Broadway by storm 60 years ago this year and has become a 20th century classic. I am happy to report the plucky flower girl from the mean streets of London who gets molded into a proper lady is as lovely as ever as presented by Riverside Performing Arts Center. The sparkling wit, unrequited romance, musical hall turns and lush music are all performed with love and panache in director Patrick A'Hearn's production, featuring well-known DC actor Thomas Adrian Simpson as Henry Higgins and Riverside veteran Quinn Vogt-Welch in the title role. (more...)
Sherman Playhouse's BLITHE SPIRIT to Open 4/29by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016
?On Friday, April 29, The Sherman Playhouse will kick off its 2016 Season with the premiere of Noel Coward's classic comedy, Blithe Spirit. The curtain rises at 8:00 p.m. for a four-week run. (more...)
Abby Books Celebrates Doris Day's 92nd Birthday with New Movie Poster Bookby BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016
In celebration of singer and actress Doris Day's 92nd birthday, Abby Books has published a commemorative movie posters book featuring posters from 20 of her best films.
Titled 20 Doris Day Movie Posters, the mini-book includes full-sized posters on 8 x 10 pages from the Hollywood icon's following films:
Romance on the High Seas (1948), her film debut.
Young Man with a Horn (1950) opposite the legendary Kirk Douglas and Lauren Bacall.
Lullaby of Broadway (1951), one of her best earliest films.
On Moonlight Bay (1951), a musical with Gordon MacRae.
Storm Warning (1951), a film noir thriller starring Ginger Rogers and Ronald Reagan.
I'll See You in My Dreams (1952) opposite Danny Thomas, best known as the star of the TV series, Make Room for Daddy.
By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953), sequel to On Moonlight Bay (1951).
Calamity Jane (1953), a lighthearted musical opposite Howard Keel.
Love Me or Leave Me (1955), opposite the great James Cagney in a biographical romantic musical drama which tells the life story of Ruth Etting.
Young at Heart (1955), a musical with legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra.
Alfred Hitchcock's suspense thriller, The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), which won an Academy Award for Best Song for Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera), sung by Doris Day, which became her signature song.
The Pajama Game (1957), based on the stage musical of the same name.
Teacher's Pet (1958), romantic comedy opposite the iconic Clark Gable.
Pillow Talk (1959), the first of three her memorable romantic comedies with Rock Hudson which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Midnight Lace (1960), a box office hit mystery thriller with Rex Harrison.
Lover Come Back (1961), her second film, also a romantic comedy, with Hudson.
That Touch of Mink (1962), a romantic comedy with the iconic Cary Grant.
The Thrill of It All (1963), a romantic comedy with wry, handsome leading man James Garner.
Move Over Darling (1964), a comedy film, her second with Garner.
And, Send Me No Flowers (1964), her third film, a comedy, with Hudson.
Day was one of the top box office and pop stars of the '50s and '60s, In all, she appeared in 39 feature films. The last film was 1968's With Six You Get Eggroll.
20 Doris Day Movie Posters is available from Abby Books at www.classicmovieposters.com. The book is 26 pages and sells for $12.95. (more...)
VIDEO FLASHBACK: MY FAIR LADY Opens On Broadway Sixty Years Ago Tonightby Michael Dale - Mar 15, 2016
Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe's superb mixture of acerbic wit and lilting romance remain's one of Broadway's greatest musicals. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Rep's MY FAIR LADYby BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016
Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its 2016 season with its 300th production, MY FAIR LADY, a story of ambition, diligence, social boundaries, and love. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)
Sierra Repertory Theatre to Open 2016 Season with MY FAIR LADYby BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016
Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its 2016 season with its 300th production, My Fair Lady, a story of ambition, diligence, social boundaries, and love. (more...)
Local Sarah Lasko to Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ at National Theatre This Mayby BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016
The North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play the National Theatre for two weeks only, May 3 - 15, 2016. (more...)
BWW Review: MURDER Afoot with Mercury's Charming SHERLOCK HOLMESby Patrick O'Brien - Feb 1, 2016
By jove, Mercury Theater cracks the case in adapting a Sherlock Holmes musical! (more...)
Ellen McLaughlin, Leo Marks, Richard Kind and More to Star in ALLEY ALL NEW Festival This Winterby BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016
The Alley Theatre's ALLEY ALL NEW FESTIVAL, January 28 - February 7, features six playwrights and more than 25 actors from around the country who will be presenting new work through a series of readings and workshop performances. (more...)
ANNIE, Starring Heidi Gray, Comes to the National Theatre This Spring; Cast Announced!by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016
Leapin' lizards! With more than 400 performances under her belt, the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play the National Theatre for one week only, March 15 - 20, 2016. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic 1977 Tony Award-winning original. (more...)
Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell to Those We Lost in 2015by Walter McBride - Dec 31, 2015
Below, BroadwayWorld sends a fond farewell to those who passed away in 2015. (more...)
Rialto Chatter: Kelli O'Hara, Kelsey Grammer Set for Julie Andrews-Helmed MY FAIR LADY Revival?by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015
Kelsey Grammer and Kelli O'Hara starring in a revival of MY FAIR LADY? Wouldn't it be loverly! According to Roger Friedman's Showbiz411, it just may be happening. (more...)
Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/21-11/22/2015by - Nov 22, 2015
Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, November 22, 2015 - Sunday, November 22, 2015.
VIDEOS: Fifty Years Of Impossible Dreams: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens On This Date In 1965by Michael Dale - Nov 22, 2015
The Broadway musical that brought the world one of its most popular inspirational songs nearly starred Rex Harrison. (more...)
Photo Flash: Remembering Don Gregoryby Walter McBride - Nov 12, 2015
As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, theater producer Don Gregory, best known for his solo shows on Broadway, passed away yesterday, November 10th at the age of 80 at his home in Boca Raton, FL. According to his son, the cause of death was a stroke. (more...)
Broadway Theater Producer Don Gregory Dies at Age 80by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015
Theater producer Don Gregory, best known for his solo shows on Broadway, passed away yesterday, November 10th at the age of 80 at his home in Boca Raton, FL. (more...)
VIDEO: Director Julie Andrews On Auditioning Eliza Doolittle's For Opera Australia's MY FAIR LADYby Michael Dale - Nov 11, 2015
The great lady of Broadway and Hollywood will direct a 60th anniversary production at the Sydney Opera House. (more...)
Fotos: MY FAIR LADY beginnt Vorstellungen in Kaiserslauternby Iris Moebius - Nov 5, 2015
MY FAIR LADY ist eines der meistgespielten und populärsten Musicals überhaupt. Insbesondere im deutschsprachigen Raum bedeutete sein Erfolg den Durchbruch der Gattung Musical. Auf der Basis von George Bernard Shaws Komödie „Pygmalion' kam das Musical von Komponist Frederick Loewe und Textdichter Alan Jay Lerner 1956 am Broadway zur Aufführung und erlebte dort sensationelle 2717 Aufführungen. Am Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern hatte die Produktion am 31. Oktober Premiere. Vorstellungen laufen noch bis Juli 2016. Weitere Informationen gibt es unter pfalztheater.de. In der Hauptrolle der Eliza Doolittle ist Julia Klotz zu sehen, die kürzlich den Deutsche Musical Theater Preis fur die Darstellung in 'Gefährliche Liebschaften' am Gärtnerplatztheater München gewonnen hat. (more...)
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