BWW Reviews: Late Great Composer Billy Barnes Gets His Due via Live Kritzerland Tribute at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal
by Don Grigware - Mar 4, 2013
Many people do not realize, with the exception of us theatre junkies, that Billy Barnes, who regretfully passed from us in September of last year, was without a doubt the keenest composer of the theatre revue. He also created special material for TV's Laugh-In and The Carol Burnett Show, among others. His ingenious theatre revues date back to the 50s with The Billy Barnes Revue of 1959 all the way up to 1983's Movie Star, which had a long run at the Westwood Playhouse, now known as the Geffen. Bruce Kimmel remembers, as he knew the man well and recorded Billy Barnes L.A. Thanks to Kimmel a whole generation of musical theatre fans got a chance to hear up close and personal some of Barnes' greatest, saucy, yet little known achievements at a special Kritzerland show Billy! on Saturday March 2 at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal. (more...)
BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - June 9, 2010
by - Jun 9, 2010
Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)
BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - July 3, 2010
by - Jul 3, 2010
Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)
Photo Blast from the Past: Bert Convy
by Walter McBride - Jan 19, 2013
Today, we're featuring Bert Convy circa 1981. Convy first appeared on Broadway in Billy Barnes Revue in 1959, followed by Vintage '60, Nowhere to Go But Up, The Beast in Me, Love and Kisses, Fiddler on the Roof, The Impossible Years, Cabaret, The Front Page and Nine. His off-Broadway credits include The Fantasticks, Morning Sun and Shoot Anything With Hair That Moves. He was also the conceiver and director for off-Broadway's Do It Again! in 1971. (more...)
Kritzerland Presents Ltd. Edition 'Billy Barnes' L.A.' CD this fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2010
After the success of The Billy Barnes Revue and The Billy Barnes People, BILLY BARNES' L.A. opened at the Coronet on October 10, 1962. The LA-centric show was not going to be traveling to Broadway, but Billy was LA and LA loved Billy's shows (and Bob Rodgers was an integral part of them as both sketch writer and director). (more...)
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