Sammy Davis, Jr. News

Date of Birth: December 08, 1925
Date of Death: May 16, 1990 (64)
Gender: Male
Liza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Jessie Mueller and More to Join Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS This SummerLiza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Jessie Mueller and More to Join Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Principal Conductor Michael Feinstein leads the Pasadena POPS for its star-studded 2017 Summer Concert Series at the Los Angeles Arboretum with extraordinary multiple award winning guests artists Liza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Joel Gray, Hair Spray Live's Madelyn Baillio, Beautiful's Jessie Mueller and Jarrod Spector, Grey Garden's Rachel York, Phantom of the Opera's Jordan Donica, the Midtown Men and Michael Feinstein in concert. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse presents MUSIC ON THE ROCK: The Music of The Rat PackFlat Rock Playhouse presents MUSIC ON THE ROCK: The Music of The Rat Pack
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The Playhouse has kicked off its 2017 season with a month of music celebrating genres ranging from rock to country, and everything in between.  Continuing with this music marathon, The Music of the Rat Pack, a Music on the Rock special featuring timeless music from the golden age of American standards, will run from March 9th through the 19th at The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown on Main Street in Hendersonville.   (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Legendary Tony-Winning Lyricist Lee AdamsExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Legendary Tony-Winning Lyricist Lee Adams
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 27, 2017

Because he had a whole lot of livin' to do, Rob and Kevin's time with Tony Award winning lyricist Lee Adams was short but it did make them feel happy and rosy (or Rosie). The 93 year old Adams joined Rob and Kevin on the phone from his home in Briarcliff, NY.  (more...)

Natalie Douglas to Perform THE NAT PACK for Milford Arts Council's Nite Spot Nights SeriesNatalie Douglas to Perform THE NAT PACK for Milford Arts Council's Nite Spot Nights Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Milford Arts Council, in association with Pantochino Productions Inc. announce the third show of their Nite Spot Nights series of cabaret entertainment for the coming season. Natalie Douglas performs the songs of Nat King Cole, Stevie Wonder, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joe Williams and many more in 'The Nat Pack' on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8 pm. Doors open at 7:15 pm. (more...)

Philly Pops Announces Next Season Lineup Including Sinatra, Star Wars, Elton John, Leonard Bernstein, Classic Rock, Broadway, and MorePhilly Pops Announces Next Season Lineup Including Sinatra, Star Wars, Elton John, Leonard Bernstein, Classic Rock, Broadway, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The Philly POPS announced its 2017/18 concert season today. Subscriptions for the new season go on sale at noon. (more...)

Kravis Center Promises An Entertainment-Packed March With Numerous Concerts, Shows & Superstar PerformersKravis Center Promises An Entertainment-Packed March With Numerous Concerts, Shows & Superstar Performers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season in March 2017 with amazing performances from Hollywood to Bollywood, several fascinating lectures, two of Broadway's biggest hits, and the much-anticipated return of Michael Feinstein & the Kravis Center Pops Orchestra. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Composer Charles StrouseExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Composer Charles Strouse
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 5, 2017

Put on a happy face because the Tony Award winning composer of BYE BYE BIRDIE, APPLAUSE, ANNIE, and countless others, Charles Strouse, invites Rob and Kevin into his penthouse apartment for a two part interview about his life and career. (more...)

A Valentine for the Desert! Lorna Luft SIngs THE JUDY GARLAND SONGBOOK at The McCallum TheatreA Valentine for the Desert! Lorna Luft SIngs THE JUDY GARLAND SONGBOOK at The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Feb 2, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents 'Lorna Luft Sings the Judy Garland Songbook' on Tuesday, February 14, at 8:00pm. Lorna Luft's career has encompassed virtually every area of entertainment.  A celebrated live performer; stage, film and television actress; best-selling author; recording artist and Emmy-nominated producer, she triumphs in every medium.Born to Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, music and entertainment were part of her childhood.  At age 11, she made her television debut singing on her mother's series, 'The Judy Garland Show.'  At 16, already a seasoned performer, she shared the bill with her mother on Broadway in a month long concert engagement at New York's Palace Theater. (more...)

Harry Belafonte's 90th Birthday to Be Celebrated with A Day of Screenings and Live EventHarry Belafonte's 90th Birthday to Be Celebrated with A Day of Screenings and Live Event
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Actor, musician, activist, and humanitarian Harry Belafonte will turn 90-years-old on March 1, 2017. On this occasion, Museum of the Moving Image will celebrate his legendary career as an artist and activist-a little early-on Saturday, February 4, with a three-film retrospective and conversation with Belafonte's friend, the best-selling author Walter Mosley. The Harry Belafonte Pre-Birthday Celebration will feature screenings of The Strolling '20s, a television special produced by and starring Belafonte and featuring Sidney Poitier, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis, Jr. and more, that has hardly been seen in 50 years; Robert Altman's Kansas City, which features Belafonte's favorite of his own performances; and Otto Preminger's classic Carmen Jones, in which he stars opposite Dorothy Dandridge.  (more...)

To the Revolution! Rachelle Ann Go, Rachel John, and More Announced for West End HAMILTONTo the Revolution! Rachelle Ann Go, Rachel John, and More Announced for West End HAMILTON
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 26, 2017

The casting revolution begins. It has been reported that Rachelle Ann Go (Eliza Hamilton), Rachel John (Angelica Schuyler), Tarrinn Callendar (Hercules Mulligan/James Madison), Giles Terera (Aaron Burr), Obioma Ugoala (George Washington), Cleve September (John Laurens/Philip Hamilton), and Jason Pennycooke (Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson) have signed on for the West End production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton'. (more...)

BWW Interview: Veteran Director Jules Aaron Talks About Directing WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION Opening Friday at Group repBWW Interview: Veteran Director Jules Aaron Talks About Directing WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION Opening Friday at Group rep
by Don Grigware - Jan 26, 2017

Award-winning veteran director Jules Aaron has been putting his directorial stamp on plays and musicals for several decades.  Mr. Aaron took time out of his busy schedule to talk with us about his current project, The Group Rep's production of Agatha Christie's New York Critic Circle and Tony award-winning play WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION featuring guest artist Salome Jens, running January 27 through March 12, 2017 at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood.  Last season, Jules Aaron directed the most successful play the Group Rep has ever produced, the sold-out, twice extended musical THAT LOVIN' FEELIN'. (more...)

Beloved Musical ANNIE to Return to the State Theatre Next MonthBeloved Musical ANNIE to Return to the State Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will return to the State Theatre in Easton on Friday, February 24.   Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH BILLY CRYSTAL at Arsht CenterBWW Review: AN EVENING WITH BILLY CRYSTAL at Arsht Center
by Adam Cohen - Jan 23, 2017

Billy Crystal...still funny (more...)

ALADDIN's Stanley Martin Makes His Metropolitan Room Debut TonightALADDIN's Stanley Martin Makes His Metropolitan Room Debut Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Stanley Martin a native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania has been performing professionally since the age of ten. His first professional Show was Romeo and Juliet At Bristol Riverside theatre. (more...)

The Le Petit Theatre to Celebrate 100 Years with Ted Louis Levy in JELLY'S LAST JAMThe Le Petit Theatre to Celebrate 100 Years with Ted Louis Levy in JELLY'S LAST JAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

For the first time in New Orleans, Le Petit produces the Tony award-winning musical that tells the true story of Ferdinand Joseph LeMothe, a.k.a. Jelly Roll Morton. Born a Creole American in the Faubourg Marigny, Jelly Roll Morton took the music he found in the cribs of Storyville out into the wide world. He became a star in Harlem, Chicago, and Los Angeles, going so far as to proclaim himself as the 'creator of jazz.' Featuring explosive dance and an original score inspired by the best musical traditions of New Orleans, Jelly's Last Jam is the musical triumph that won't give you the blues. (more...)

Theo Croker, Matt Doyle, Toshi Reagon and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubTheo Croker, Matt Doyle, Toshi Reagon and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from January 18-29, 2017. Scroll down for more information, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

BWW Review: Celebrating American Dance with the AMERICAN DANCE PLATFORMBWW Review: Celebrating American Dance with the AMERICAN DANCE PLATFORM
by Caryn Cooper - Jan 10, 2017

As part of its' second annual American Dance Platform, The Joyce Theater has been showcasing eight of America's most captivating dance companies over the past week. This year's platform was curated by Alicia B. Adams, VP of International Programming and Dance at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. I again had the opportunity to attend another performance on Friday, January 6, 2017. The evening featured a double bill with dances by Lucky Plush Productions and the Dallas Black Dance Theatre. (more...)

PALM SPRINGS LEGENDS Brought Back To Life In 'Back By Popular Demand' McCallum EngagementPALM SPRINGS LEGENDS Brought Back To Life In 'Back By Popular Demand' McCallum Engagement
by David Green - Jan 9, 2017

Back by popular demand for a third season, the McCallum Theatre presents Palm Springs Legends III and the Legends Orchestra on Sunday, January 15, at 3:00pm. The top tribute artists honor the iconic stars who lived, and spent time, in the Palm Springs area - the legendary stars that made Palm Springs the place to be! (more...)

ALADDIN's Stanley Martin to Make Metropolitan Room Debut with GREEN EYED SOUL 1/23/2017ALADDIN's Stanley Martin to Make Metropolitan Room Debut with GREEN EYED SOUL 1/23/2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2016

Stanley Martin a native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania has been performing professionally since the age of ten. His first professional Show was Romeo and Juliet At Bristol Riverside theatre.  His other theatre credits include Aladdin (Original Broadway Company), Five Guys Named Moe, Sophisticated Ladies, and Smokey Joes Cafe (National tours) West Side Story (International tour), Hairspray, King And I, Show Boat, 42nd Street, Damn Yankees, Hello Dolly, Joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat, Wizard of Oz, White Christmas, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Producers, Music Man, and Sugar (Regional). Some of his influences are Sammy Davis jr. and Gene Kelly.   (more...)

Lisa Dawn Miller Teams Up with Her Children to Record 'Everyone's A Kid At Christmas Time'Lisa Dawn Miller Teams Up with Her Children to Record 'Everyone's A Kid At Christmas Time'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Honoring her mother, composer Aurora Miller, who passed away earlier this year, singer/songwriter Lisa Dawn Miller remakes the Stevie Wonder classic holiday hit, 'Everyone's A Kid At Christmas Time,' written by her mother and her father, legendary songwriter Ron Miller. (more...)

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