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Liza Minnelli to Discuss Parents' Legacy on Turner Classic MoviesLiza Minnelli to Discuss Parents' Legacy on Turner Classic Movies
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2010

Hollywood icon Liza Minnelli - whose brilliant career has earned her an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and four Tony Awards - will sit down with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) host Robert Osborne for PRIVATE SCREENINGS: LIZA MINNELLI, an in-depth interview special slated to premiere Saturday, Dec. 11, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). Rather than focusing on Minnelli herself, this special will take the unique approach of centering on the lives and careers of Minnelli's legendary parents, Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli. In conjunction with the premiere, TCM will pack two nights (Dec. 11-12) with films starring Garland, directed by Vincente Minnelli and/or starring Liza Minnelli. (more...)

Broadway's Lead Women Tribute Betty Comden, 9/18Broadway's Lead Women Tribute Betty Comden, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2007

A memorial tribute for Betty Comden, 'Great Women Salute A Great Woman: Betty Comden - in the words of Comden and Green,' will be held Tuesday September 18 at 2PM, at Broadway's Majestic Theater. (more...)

Busch, Cantone, Bergen Lead NOTHING LIKE A DAME Benefit 11/1Busch, Cantone, Bergen Lead NOTHING LIKE A DAME Benefit 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2010

The Actors Fund is pleased to announce preliminary details for "Nothing Like a Dame: A Party for Comden and Green," the annual all-star concert benefiting the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative. "Nothing Like a Dame" is set for Monday, November 1, 2010 (7:30 p.m.) at The Laura Pels Theater in midtown Manhattan (111 W. 46th St.). (more...)

Slotnick, Yazbeck, Davi & More Star In Goodman Theatre's ANIMAL CRACKERS, Plays 9/18-10/25Slotnick, Yazbeck, Davi & More Star In Goodman Theatre's ANIMAL CRACKERS, Plays 9/18-10/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2009

Goodman Theatre launches its new 2009/2010 Season with tap dancing, acrobatics, tumbling, guitar- and ukulele-playing in an original take on the rarely-produced Marx Brothers classic musical Animal Crackers, written by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, with music and lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby (more...)

Prince, McKechnie, McGillin, Lazar, Murney and More  Join 'Nothing Like a Dame' Benefit ConcertPrince, McKechnie, McGillin, Lazar, Murney and More Join 'Nothing Like a Dame' Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2010

The Actors Fund announced the complete roster of performers for the 16th annual 'Nothing Like A Dame: A Party for Comden and Green.' The all-star concert, presented each year as a benefit for the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative, set for Monday, November 1, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at the Laura Pels Theater (111 W. 46th St.). (more...)

Prince, McKechnie, McGillin, Lazar, Murney Join NOTHING LIKE A DAME Benefit ConcertPrince, McKechnie, McGillin, Lazar, Murney Join NOTHING LIKE A DAME Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2010

The Actors Fund is pleased to announce the complete roster of performers for the 16th annual 'Nothing Like A Dame: A Party for Comden and Green.' (more...)

Slotnick, Yazbeck, Davi & More Star In Goodman Theatre's ANIMAL CRACKERS, Plays 9/18-10/25Slotnick, Yazbeck, Davi & More Star In Goodman Theatre's ANIMAL CRACKERS, Plays 9/18-10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2009

Goodman Theatre launches its new 2009/2010 Season with tap dancing, acrobatics, tumbling, guitar- and ukulele-playing in an original take on the rarely-produced Marx Brothers classic musical Animal Crackers, written by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, with music and lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby (more...)

BACK IN PICTURES Celebrates Golden Age of Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2008

Back in Pictures celebrates the songs that were originally written for the masterpieces of the Golden Age of Hollywood, featuring music from Casablanca, Easter Parade, A Star Is Born, Pennies From Heaven, Disney, Meet Me In St. Louis, Gentlemen Prefer Blonds, The Wizard of Oz and many more. Back in Pictures is showing at the Reprise Room, 245 West 54th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue, New York, from April 7, 2008 through January 5, 2009. (more...)

American Classics Announces 2011-12 Season, Begins 11/4American Classics Announces 2011-12 Season, Begins 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2011

Now in its 16 year, New England's critically-acclaimed presenter of American Music, American Classics (www.amclass.org), announces its 2011 - 2012 Season which will musically pay tribute to the 150 anniversary of the Civil War, baseball and the 100 birthday of Boston's beloved Fenway Park, and the glory days of America's Girl Groups. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NOTHING LIKE A DAME - After PartyPhoto Coverage: NOTHING LIKE A DAME - After Party
by Peter James Zielinski - Nov 3, 2010

'Nothing Like a Dame: A Party for Comden and Green' the annual all-star concert benefiting the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative took place on Monday, November 1, 2010 7:30 p.m. at The Laura Pels Theater in midtown Manhattan 111 W. 46th St. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the after party and brings you photo coverage below. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NOTHING LIKE A DAME - Part OnePhoto Coverage: NOTHING LIKE A DAME - Part One
by Walter McBride - Nov 3, 2010

'Nothing Like a Dame: A Party for Comden and Green' the annual all-star concert benefiting the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative took place on Monday, November 1, 2010 (7:30 p.m.) at The Laura Pels Theater in midtown Manhattan (111 W. 46th St.). (more...)

Photo Coverage: NOTHING LIKE A DAME - Part TwoPhoto Coverage: NOTHING LIKE A DAME - Part Two
by Walter McBride - Nov 3, 2010

'Nothing Like a Dame: A Party for Comden and Green' the annual all-star concert benefiting the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative took place on Monday, November 1, 2010 (7:30 p.m.) at The Laura Pels Theater in midtown Manhattan (111 W. 46th St.). (more...)

'CHICAGO' Offers Monthly 'TALKBACK TUESDAY' Series 12/9'CHICAGO' Offers Monthly 'TALKBACK TUESDAY' Series 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2008

The Broadway company of CHICAGO is pleased to announce details for the December 'Talkback Tuesdays,' a new monthly series offering a post-show discussion and audience Q&A session with members of the Broadway company of the record-breaking hit musical. (more...)

Marcovicci, Broadway by the Year and Pacheco Part of Town Hall's 2009 SeasonMarcovicci, Broadway by the Year and Pacheco Part of Town Hall's 2009 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2008

The Town Hall, Times Square's landmark concert venue, is pleased to announce its 2009 season lineup. Headliners include two-time Grammy nominee Mariza, Grammy-nominated Celtic and folk fiddler Natalie MacMaster, Grammy-nominated bossa nova singer Bebel Gilberto, Golden Globe nominee Andrea Marcovicci's Birthday Concert and Grammy Award-winning King of Salsa Johnny Pacheco. Also appearing are stars from ABC's Dancing With the Stars and BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, the Doo Wop & Rock N' Roll Reunion, and Romulo's Tango Ensemble, and finally, the return of the popular hit series Broadway by the Year. (more...)

Busch, Cantone, Bergen Lead NOTHING LIKE A DAME Benefit 11/1Busch, Cantone, Bergen Lead NOTHING LIKE A DAME Benefit 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2010

The Actors Fund is pleased to announce preliminary details for "Nothing Like a Dame: A Party for Comden and Green," the annual all-star concert benefiting the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative. "Nothing Like a Dame" is set for Monday, November 1, 2010 (7:30 p.m.) at The Laura Pels Theater in midtown Manhattan (111 W. 46th St.). (more...)

Nominations Announced for 2009 Astaire Awards; Cumming to Host, Rush & Minnelli to PresentNominations Announced for 2009 Astaire Awards; Cumming to Host, Rush & Minnelli to Present
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2009

Nominations for the 2009 Astaire Awards were announced last night at Elaine?s Restaurant by Michael Riedel of the New York Post. These selections were made by this year?s Nominating Committee; Sylviane Gold (Theater Columnist for Dance Magazine), Anna Kisselgoff (former Chief Dance Critic of The New York Times), Wendy Perron (Editor in Chief of Dance Magazine), Linda Winer (Chief Theater Critic of Newsday) and Damian Woetzel (Former Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet). The producers of the 2009 Astaire Awards, which recognizes excellence in dance on stage and in film, are Patricia Watt and Ron Glucksman. (more...)

Block, Broderick, and More Sing for Greenwich House 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2008

On Monday, June 9, 2008 at 7.30 PM an all-star cast will take to the stage for a one-night-only benefit gala performance of 'Comden and Green's New York'. All proceeds from the event will benefit Greenwich House Music School. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/8- Cyd CharisseSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/8- Cyd Charisse
by Stage Tube - Mar 8, 2012

Happy Birthday, Cyd Charisse! Charisse began starring in films in the 1940s. Her roles usually focused on her abilities as a dancer, and she was paired with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly; her films include Singin' in the Rain (1952), The Band Wagon (1953), Brigadoon (1954) and Silk Stockings (1957). She stopped dancing in films in the late 1950s, but continued acting in film and television, and in 1992 made her Broadway debut. (more...)

Davi, O'Malley Join Cast Of BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1931 3/30Davi, O'Malley Join Cast Of BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1931 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2009

Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus), Mara Davi (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Kerry O'Malley (White Christmas) will join the cast of Broadway Musicals of 1931 on MONDAY, MARCH 30th, which is presented by The Town Hall (Executive and Artistic Director Lawrence Zucker). Now in its ninth season, the critically acclaimed Broadway By The Year® series is known for great singing and spectacular Broadway dancing. The series is created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall. (more...)

Rob Marshall, Joel Grey, et al. Head 2011 Astaire Awards Honorary Committee Rob Marshall, Joel Grey, et al. Head 2011 Astaire Awards Honorary Committee
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2011

Ava Astaire and Patricia Watt have announced the nominating committee for the 2011 Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, the only awards that recognize excellence in dance on Broadway and in film. (more...)

Davi, O'Malley Join Cast Of BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1931 3/30Davi, O'Malley Join Cast Of BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1931 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2009

Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus), Mara Davi (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Kerry O'Malley (White Christmas) will join the cast of Broadway Musicals of 1931 on MONDAY, MARCH 30th, which is presented by The Town Hall (Executive and Artistic Director Lawrence Zucker). Now in its ninth season, the critically acclaimed Broadway By The Year® series is known for great singing and spectacular Broadway dancing. The series is created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall. (more...)

Moving Image Present Alain Resnais Retrospective, Ends 3/20Moving Image Present Alain Resnais Retrospective, Ends 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2011

Alain Resnais (b. 1922), the French New Wave director whose distinctive films explore themes of time, memory, history, and desire, will be the subject of a major retrospective at Museum of the Moving Image, closing March 20, 2011. (more...)

Daly, Bobbie & Green Among Talent Set for NYFOS Gala 4/14Daly, Bobbie & Green Among Talent Set for NYFOS Gala 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2009

New York Festival of Song (NYFOS), called by The New York Times 'A national treasure when it comes to the art of song,' will present musical stars Tyne Daly, Amanda Green, Walter Bobbie, Darius de Haas, Jason Danieley and surprise guests in its 21st-Season Gala, titled CARRIED AWAY (with the Lyrics of Comden & Green), a celebration of legendary musical comedy writers Betty Comden and Adolph Green, on Tuesday, April 14 at 7 PM at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. (more...)

Oscar, Denman, Zien, Pittu, Yazbeck, Akers & More Appear in Bway Musicals of 1931 at Town Hall March 30Oscar, Denman, Zien, Pittu, Yazbeck, Akers & More Appear in Bway Musicals of 1931 at Town Hall March 30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2009

The Town Hall (Executive and Artistic Director Lawrence Zucker) continues its ninth season of the critically acclaimed Broadway By The Year? series with the Broadway Musicals of 1931 on MONDAY, MARCH 30th. The series is created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - June 3, 2010BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - June 3, 2010
by - Jun 3, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Comden & Green's New York!Photo Coverage: Comden & Green's New York!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 11, 2008

On Monday, June 9, 2008 at 7.30 PM an all-star cast took the stage for a one-night-only benefit gala performance of 'COMDEN & GREEN'S NEW YORK- FROM GREENWICH VILLAGE TO THE GREAT WHITE WAY'. All proceeds from the event will benefit GREENWICH HOUSE MUSIC SCHOOL and will be matched thanks to a challenge grant from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust. (more...)

PBS to Air A CELEBRATION OF MGM FILM MUSICALSPBS to Air A CELEBRATION OF MGM FILM MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2012

A CELEBRATION OF CLASSIC MGM FILM MUSICALS premieres Saturday, August 4 at 5:30 p.m. on PBS SoCal in Los Angeles and Saturday, August 18 at 7:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN in New York (check local listings nationally August 2012). (more...)

Intiman Theatre Presents 'Little Dog Laughed' 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2008

Intiman Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Bartlett Sher and Interim Managing Director Kevin Maifeld, continues its 2008 season with the comedy The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Fracaswell Hyman. (more...)

BACK IN PICTURES Ends Series 1/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2009

Back in Pictures celebrates the songs that were originally written for the masterpieces of the Golden Age of Hollywood, featuring music from Casablanca, Easter Parade, A Star Is Born, Pennies From Heaven, Disney, Meet Me In St. Louis, Gentlemen Prefer Blonds, The Wizard of Oz and many more. Back in Pictures is showing at the Reprise Room, 245 West 54th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue, New York, from April 7, 2008 through January 5, 2009. (more...)

SPRING AWAKENING, White & MEMPHIS Among San Diego Theatre Critics Circle WinnersSPRING AWAKENING, White & MEMPHIS Among San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2009

La Jolla Playhouse productions heading for national exposure fared well as the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle on Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, presented the annual Craig Noel Awards for Theatrical Excellence, honoring the best local stage work of 2008. Noel, the 93-year-old founding director of the Old Globe Theatre, was in attendance for his namesake awards, which were presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, in La Jolla, attended by some 350 theater industry members and supporters. Moises Kaufman's '33 Variations,' about to open on Broadway with Jane Fonda in the lead role, was honored for David Lander's lighting and Derek McLane's set. The Playhouse's premiere of Joe DiPietro and David Bryan's 'Memphis' (now in production at Seattle's Fifth Avenue Theatre) was honored as outstanding new musical and for Chad Kimball's lead performance. A fresh staging of 'Xanadu,' which Playhouse artistic director Christopher Ashley first directed on Broadway, was named outstanding resident musical, and Bill T. Jones won for his choreography in the Playhouse's hip-hop musical 'The Seven.' Old Globe productions garnered four mentions, including Steven Drukman's boxing-themed drama about Joe Louis, 'In This Corner,' which was named outstanding new play. 'Dancing in the Dark,' a debut musical with Broadway aspirations (based on the classic film 'The Band Wagon'), won for Patrick Page's featured performance and Larry Hochman's orchestrations. A revival of 'The Women,' directed by Old Globe resident artistic director Darko Tresnjak, was honored for Anna Oliver's costumes. And the national touring production of 'Spring Awakening,' produced by Broadway/San Diego, a Nederlander Organization, won for best touring show. (more...)

Bakula to Play Lead in 'Dancing in the Dark'Bakula to Play Lead in 'Dancing in the Dark'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2008

Scott Bakula, known for his performances in Romance/Romance, and TV's 'Quantum Leap' is tapped to play the lead, Tony Hunter, in Dancing in the Dark, a new musical based on the film The Band Wagon. The Band Wagon, (1953) is a musical comedy film, released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer which tells the story of an aging musical star who wants to star in a Broadway play that will restart his career. But the play's director wants to make it a pretentious retelling of Faust, and brings in a prima ballerina who clashes with the show's star. It stars Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray and Jack Buchanan. (more...)

Vincente Minnelli to be Honored by Locarno Film FestivalVincente Minnelli to be Honored by Locarno Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jan 21, 2011

Vincente Minnelli - the late stage and film director best known for his musical films such as 1944's Meet Me in St. Louis (during which he dated and later married its star, legendary actress and singer Judy Garland), 1951's An American in Paris, 1955's Kismet, and 1958's Gigi (for which he won an Oscar) - is set to be honored by the Locarno Film Festival in August. (more...)

Astaire Awards to Honor Excellence in Dance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2008

After a hiatus of 3 years, The Astaire Awards will once again recognize excellence in dance on both stage and film. (more...)

Moving Image Present Alain Resnais Retrospective 2/25-3/20Moving Image Present Alain Resnais Retrospective 2/25-3/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2011

Alain Resnais (b. 1922), the French New Wave director whose distinctive films explore themes of time, memory, history, and desire, will be the subject of a major retrospective at Museum of the Moving Image from February 25 through March 20, 2011. (more...)

Moving Image Present Alain Resnais RetrospectiveMoving Image Present Alain Resnais Retrospective
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2011

Alain Resnais (b. 1922), the French New Wave director whose distinctive films explore themes of time, memory, history, and desire, will be the subject of a major retrospective at Museum of the Moving Image from February 25 through March 20, 2011. (more...)

'CHICAGO' Offers Monthly 'TALKBACK TUESDAY' Series 12/9'CHICAGO' Offers Monthly 'TALKBACK TUESDAY' Series 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2008

The Broadway company of CHICAGO is pleased to announce details for the December 'Talkback Tuesdays,' a new monthly series offering a post-show discussion and audience Q&A session with members of the Broadway company of the record-breaking hit musical. (more...)

Amanda Green at Birdland 1/28, with Ashmanskas & SpangerAmanda Green at Birdland 1/28, with Ashmanskas & Spanger
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2007

Songwriter and performer Amanda Green performs at Birdland on Monday, January 28, 2008 at 7PM with Brooks Ashmanskas and Amy Spanger (more...)

Liza Minnelli to Discuss Parents' Legacy on Turner Classic MoviesLiza Minnelli to Discuss Parents' Legacy on Turner Classic Movies
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2010

Hollywood icon Liza Minnelli - whose brilliant career has earned her an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and four Tony Awards - will sit down with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) host Robert Osborne for PRIVATE SCREENINGS: LIZA MINNELLI, an in-depth interview special slated to premiere Saturday, Dec. 11, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). Rather than focusing on Minnelli herself, this special will take the unique approach of centering on the lives and careers of Minnelli's legendary parents, Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli. In conjunction with the premiere, TCM will pack two nights (Dec. 11-12) with films starring Garland, directed by Vincente Minnelli and/or starring Liza Minnelli. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'Talkback Tuesdays' at CHICAGO with Barry WeisslerPhoto Coverage: 'Talkback Tuesdays' at CHICAGO with Barry Weissler
by Peter James Zielinski - Dec 11, 2008

Designed to provide theatergoers with an exclusive, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of CHICAGO, 'Talkback Tuesdays' Continued its series on Tuesday, December 9, 2008. The event featured a post-show conversation with five-time Tony Award-winning producer Barry Weissler. (more...)

Photo Flash: Intiman's 'The Little Dog Laughed'Photo Flash: Intiman's 'The Little Dog Laughed'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2008

Intiman Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Bartlett Sher and Interim Managing Director Kevin Maifeld, continues its 2008 season with the comedy The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Fracaswell Hyman. (more...)

American Classics Announces 2011-12 Season, Begins 11/4American Classics Announces 2011-12 Season, Begins 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2011

Now in its 16 year, New England's critically-acclaimed presenter of American Music, American Classics (www.amclass.org), announces its 2011 - 2012 Season which will musically pay tribute to the 150 anniversary of the Civil War, baseball and the 100 birthday of Boston's beloved Fenway Park, and the glory days of America's Girl Groups. (more...)

Slotnick, Yazbeck, Davi & More Star In Goodman Theatre's ANIMAL CRACKERS, Plays 9/18-10/25Slotnick, Yazbeck, Davi & More Star In Goodman Theatre's ANIMAL CRACKERS, Plays 9/18-10/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2009

Goodman Theatre launches its new 2009/2010 Season with tap dancing, acrobatics, tumbling, guitar- and ukulele-playing in an original take on the rarely-produced Marx Brothers classic musical Animal Crackers, written by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, with music and lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby (more...)

Seth MacFarlane & More Featured on John Wilson Orchestra's THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT! CD, Set for Release 9/25Seth MacFarlane & More Featured on John Wilson Orchestra's THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT! CD, Set for Release 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2012

EMI Classics has announced the U.S. release of The John Wilson Orchestra's That's Entertainment: A Celebration of the MGM Film Musical. World renowned conductor and arranger John Wilson leads an all-star cast of singers and his Grammy Award-nominated eponymous orchestra, comprised of some of the UK's finest musicians, on this dazzling recording of some of the greatest songs from Hollywood's Golden Age. Most of the scores have been lovingly and painstakingly reconstructed by Wilson, as MGM destroyed the originals in 1969. (more...)

BWW TV: Inside the Making of John Wilson Orchestra's THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT Album; Release Set for 9/25BWW TV: Inside the Making of John Wilson Orchestra's THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT Album; Release Set for 9/25
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 23, 2012

EMI Classics has just announced the U.S. release of The John Wilson Orchestra's That's Entertainment: A Celebration of the MGM Film Musical. World renowned conductor and arranger John Wilson leads an all-star cast of singers and his Grammy® Award-nominated eponymous orchestra, comprised of some of the UK's finest musicians, on this dazzling recording of some of the greatest songs from Hollywood's Golden Age. Most of the scores have been lovingly and painstakingly reconstructed by Wilson, as MGM destroyed the originals in 1969. This is the first time the songs, including "Singin' in the Rain", "Steppin' Out with My Baby", "The Trolley Song", and title track "That's Entertainment", have been recorded in their intended orchestration since the films' original soundtrack recordings. That's Entertainment, also features a world-class cast of singers including Kim Criswell, Matthew Ford, Sarah Fox, Seth MacFarlane (the creator of Family Guy) and Curtis Stigers. The Standard Edition CD, a Deluxe Edition and a DVD of the 2009 BBC Proms, which launched John Wilson to fame in his native UK, is currently featured as part of a major national PBS pledge drive in August and September, will be available through all stores and online retailers on September 25th, 2012. (more...)

PBS Airs A CELEBRATION OF MGM FILM MUSICALS Today, 8/18PBS Airs A CELEBRATION OF MGM FILM MUSICALS Today, 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2012

A CELEBRATION OF CLASSIC MGM FILM MUSICALS premieres tonight, August 18 at 7:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN in New York (check local listings nationally August 2012). (more...)

Intiman Theatre Presents 'Little Dog Laughed' 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2008

Intiman Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Bartlett Sher and Interim Managing Director Kevin Maifeld, continues its 2008 season with the comedy The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Fracaswell Hyman. (more...)

Minnelli, Rush & Cumming Announce 2009 Astaire Award Nominations 5/4Minnelli, Rush & Cumming Announce 2009 Astaire Award Nominations 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2009

Patricia Watt and Ron Glucksman, Producers of the 2009 Astaire Awards, have announced that this year's Nominating Committee, Sylviane Gold (Theater Columnist for Dance Magazine), Anna Kisselgoff (former Chief Dance Critic of The New York Times), Wendy Perron (Editor in Chief of Dance Magazine), Linda Winer (Chief Theater Critic of Newsday) and Damian Woetzel (Former Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet), will announce this year's nominees from the best of Broadway and film performances and choreography this season on Monday, May 4 at 7:00pm at Elaine's Restaurant (1703 2nd Avenue at 88th Street). The Astaire Awards recognize excellence in dance on stage and in film. (more...)

Daly, Bobbie & Green Among Talent Set for NYFOS Gala 4/14Daly, Bobbie & Green Among Talent Set for NYFOS Gala 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2009

New York Festival of Song (NYFOS), called by The New York Times 'A national treasure when it comes to the art of song,' will present musical stars Tyne Daly, Amanda Green, Walter Bobbie, Darius de Haas, Jason Danieley and surprise guests in its 21st-Season Gala, titled CARRIED AWAY (with the Lyrics of Comden & Green), a celebration of legendary musical comedy writers Betty Comden and Adolph Green, on Tuesday, April 14 at 7 PM at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. (more...)

Benjamin Sears's THE IRVING BERLIN READER Published by OUP this AprilBenjamin Sears's THE IRVING BERLIN READER Published by OUP this April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2012

Noted performer and music historian, Benjamin Sears has an unprecedented familiarity with both Irving Berlin's work and the writings about him, much of which he has brought together in the new, The Irving Berlin Reader, part of the Readers on American Music Series from Oxford University Press, available in stores on April 6, 2012. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'Broadway By The Year 1931' at Town HallPhoto Coverage: 'Broadway By The Year 1931' at Town Hall
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 1, 2009

roadway Musicals of 1931 on Monday, March 31st, and was presented by The Town Hall (Executive and Artistic Director Lawrence Zucker). Now in its ninth season, the critically acclaimed Broadway By The Year series is known for great singing and spectacular Broadway dancing. The series is created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall. (more...)

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