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Sammy Davis, Jr. News

Date Of Birth:
December 08, 1925
Date Of Death:
May 16, 1990 (64)
Gender:
Male
Sparks to Fly with Recycled Percussion at Spencer Theater, 7/3Sparks to Fly with Recycled Percussion at Spencer Theater, 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Junk Rock musicians and current Las Vegas headliners, Recycled Percussion, will be taking their hugely entertaining stage show out of the MGM Grand and over the mountains to be our own hilarious style of human fireworks at the Spencer Theater on Friday, July 3 at 8 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: RAY JESSEL - NAUGHTY OR NICE Is The Result Of Decades Of Unrecognised BrillianceBWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: RAY JESSEL - NAUGHTY OR NICE Is The Result Of Decades Of Unrecognised Brilliance
by Barry Lenny - Jun 24, 2015

From the heights of hilarity, to deeply meaningful ballads, Jessel captivated the audience. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Big Shout Out to GMCLA and VEGAS, BABY!BWW Reviews: A Big Shout Out to GMCLA and VEGAS, BABY!
by Don Grigware - Jun 23, 2015

As part of season 36, GMCLA (Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles) outdid themselves in the presentation of their summer show Vegas, Baby! the weekend of June 20-21 at the Alex Theatre, Glendale. It was a fun, fun production like those of yesteryear, which featured much more than just the group's singing talent. Choreographers Billy Rugh and Michelle Benton had small groups from the chorus dancing their tushes off in several scenarios including a salute to showgirls (Cy Coleman's and Dorothy Fields' 'Pretty Legs'/'Big Spender'), gambling fever ('Luck Be a Lady'), a tribute to Rocky and Vegas boxing ('Rocky Medley'), and just a plain old mischievous look at female as well as scantily clad male dancers shimmying those strip club poles ('She Works Hard for the Money'). (more...)

BWW Review:  'Bohemian Rhapsody' Rocks Musical Monday and Tuesday in Kansas CityBWW Review: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Rocks Musical Monday and Tuesday in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Jun 23, 2015

"That song alone is worth the price of a ticket." That comment was made by an audience member after Daniel Beeman and the cast of Musical Monday performed "Bohemian Rhapsody" at the close of Act I for Musical Monday and Tuesday. Tim Scott produced and directs the tribute to Stephen Sondheim and the songs of the '70's for Musical Theater Heritage. (more...)

Elvis Film Costumes & More to Be Featured at 'The Auction at Graceland'Elvis Film Costumes & More to Be Featured at 'The Auction at Graceland'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Graceland Auctions has announced that its third auction of rare and authentic Elvis Presley artifacts and memorabilia will be held during Elvis Week 2015, (more...)

Don Cheadle, Brad Garrett & More to Play in Super High Roller Celebrity ShootoutDon Cheadle, Brad Garrett & More to Play in Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Poker Central, the world's only 24/7 Poker TV network, today announced that celebrities Hank Azaria, Don Cheadle, Brad Garrett, Norm Macdonald and Kevin Pollak will play in the Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout. (more...)

43rd Annual Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament and Cops for Tots Classic Car Show43rd Annual Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament and Cops for Tots Classic Car Show
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/7/15- Charles StrouseSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/7/15- Charles Strouse
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2015

Happy Birthday, Charles Strouse! Strouse's first Broadway musical was the 1960 hit Bye Bye Birdie, with lyrics by Lee Adams, who would become his long time collaborator. Following this was Golden Boy (1964, also with Adams), starring Sammy Davis, Jr. and It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman (1966, based on the popular comic strip) which introduced the song 'You've Got Possibilities' sung by Linda Lavin. In 1970, Applause (starring Lauren Bacall, with book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and lyrics by Adams) won Strouse his second Tony Award. In 1977, Strouse adapted another comic strip for the stage, creating the hit Annie, which garnered him his third Tony Award and two Grammy Awards. Other Strouse musicals include Charlie and Algernon (1979), Dance a Little Closer (1983, with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner), Rags (1986), Nick & Nora (1993), and An American Tragedy (1995, with lyrics by David Shaber). (more...)

Photo Flash: Trevor McQueen Tributes Sammy Davis, Stevie Wonder, Stephen Sondheim and More at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Trevor McQueen Tributes Sammy Davis, Stevie Wonder, Stephen Sondheim and More at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was delighted to host the return of singer Trevor McQueen to the stage this past Monday, June 1. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Liza Minnelli to Perform at London Palladium in SeptemberLiza Minnelli to Perform at London Palladium in September
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Currently in her sixth decade of performing, Liza Minnelli, winner of four Tony Awards, an Oscar, a Grammy, two Golden Globe Awards, an Emmy and a BAFTA, remains one of the world's most consummate performers and beloved entertainers. In film, on record, on stage and on television, Liza has won critical acclaim, a multitude of fans, and recognition from her peers in show business, giving new dimension and credibility to the word 'superstar.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Actor/Singer BILL A. JONES Knocks 'Em Dead at the E-Spot LoungeBWW Reviews: Actor/Singer BILL A. JONES Knocks 'Em Dead at the E-Spot Lounge
by Don Grigware - May 26, 2015

On Saturday May 23 actor/singer Bill A. Jones, known to thousands of cheering fans as Rod Remington of Fox TV's Glee, brought his one-man show Frank, Bobby & Me to the E-Spot Lounge at Vitello's in Studio City. This man is not only handsome with an affable charm onstage, but can truly sing these old standards with a smooth delivery and the fine easy-going style that they deserve. The packed SRO crowd would surely agree. Backed by three stellar musicians, musical director Paul McDonald at the keys, Steve Pemberton on drums and Kurt Smith on bass - known as Paul McDonald the A Players - for 90 minutes the 'joint was really jumpin' '. (more...)

Season Tickets to 2015-16 Broadway In Thousand Oaks Series at Civic Arts Plaza Now on SaleSeason Tickets to 2015-16 Broadway In Thousand Oaks Series at Civic Arts Plaza Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS makes its Ventura County debut as part of Theater League's 2015-16 Broadway in Thousand Oaks Series. National touring Broadway hits JERSEY BOYS, the holiday musical ELF, FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL, and the Tony Award-winning RAGTIME round out Theater League's 21st annual series of the Best of Broadway at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza's Kavli Theatre. (more...)

Broadway In South Bend 2015-16 Season Tickets Now on SaleBroadway In South Bend 2015-16 Season Tickets Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

From the creators of "South Park" and winner of nine Tony Awards, THE BOOK OF MORMON makes its South Bend debut, April 26 - May 1, 2016, at The Morris Performing Arts Center. The New York Times calls it 'the best musical of this century' and Entertainment Weekly says it's 'the funniest musical of all time.' (more...)

Beloved MDA TELETHON to End Historic RunBeloved MDA TELETHON to End Historic Run
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2015

MDA, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, today announced that the new realities of television viewing and philanthropic giving have made this the right time for the organization to move beyond its historic Labor Day telethon. It will discontinue production of a broadcast telethon effective this year. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Billy Porter to Appear at SOPAC, 6/15Tony Award Winner Billy Porter to Appear at SOPAC, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR), the ensemble-based theater company based in South Orange/Maplewood, NJ, announces A CONVERSATION WITH BILLY PORTER, on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) in a one-night-only benefit appearance hosted by NY1's Budd Mishkin. (more...)

The Desert Winds to Present COLORATIONS IN AMBER, Featuring Susan Anton & Ralph Ford, 5/16The Desert Winds to Present COLORATIONS IN AMBER, Featuring Susan Anton & Ralph Ford, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

The Desert Winds, Las Vegas' premiere contemporary wind ensemble, will perform 'COLORATIONS In Amber' on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at CSN's Nicholas J. Horn Theatre (CSN Cheyenne Campus - 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., North Las Vegas, NV 89030) at 7:30pm. The concert will feature celebrity vocalist Susan Anton and acclaimed composer Ralph Ford. (more...)

Liza Minnelli on Bruce Jenner, 'It Takes a True Champion to be Who They Really Are'Liza Minnelli on Bruce Jenner, 'It Takes a True Champion to be Who They Really Are'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2015

Ever since the announcement of his gender change, Bruce Jenner has been receiving mixed reactions. But the latest icon to voice her opinion is wholeheartedly supportive of the decision. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Young Reed Shannon Talks MOTOWN THE MUSICALBWW Interviews: Young Reed Shannon Talks MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Don Grigware - Apr 21, 2015

Actor Reed Shannon is currently on tour with Motown the Musical playing Young Berry Gordy, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. In our chat he talks about preparing for these roles and his young theatre life so far. Unbelievable! You are playing Berry Gordy, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson when they were young like you. How difficult is it for you to differenciate between the 3 boys? What do you have to do physically and mentally to portray them? Did you watch tapes or listen to CDs to get the voices just right? I know Jackson performed young but I'm not sure about Little Stevie Wonder. (more...)

BREATH OF DRAGONS: VANISHED is ReleasedBREATH OF DRAGONS: VANISHED is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

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Marin Center to Welcome Deana Martin, 5/10Marin Center to Welcome Deana Martin, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

MARIN CENTER PRESENTS welcomes audiences to a first time in Marin and a special Mother's Day champagne brunch at Embassy Suites followed by a concert at Marin Veteran's Auditorium by the mellifluous American singer, Deana Martin, daughter of iconic entertainer Dean Martin. (more...)

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