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54th Street Theatre (New York, )
152 W. 54th St.

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Based on the novel by Budd Schulberg

Photo Coverage: Tribute to Ervin Drake Plays IridiumPhoto Coverage: Tribute to Ervin Drake Plays Iridium
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 18, 2013

ScoBar Entertainment and Iridium NYC last night presented a one-night-only Tribute to Ervin Drake. The evening celebrated the life and music of legendary 94-year-old American songwriter whose works include Great American Songbook standards such as 'It Was A Very Good Year,' which was popularized by Frank Sinatra. Drake, who was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1983 also wrote the songs 'I Believe,' 'Good Morning Heartache,' 'Tico-Tico,' 'Perdido,' 'Now I Have Everything,' 'A Room without Windows,' 'AL DI LA,' & 'Quando Quando.' He is also the composer and lyricist of the 1964 Broadway show, What Makes Sammy Run. (more...)

Musical Theater and Cabaret Stars Honors Songwriter ERVIN DRAKE at Iridium TonightMusical Theater and Cabaret Stars Honors Songwriter ERVIN DRAKE at Iridium Tonight
by Stephen Hanks - Sep 17, 2013

ScoBar Entertainment and Iridium NYC have announced that they will present a one-night-only Tribute to Ervin Drake tonight, September 17th at 8pm. The evening will celebrate the life and music of legendary 94-year-old American songwriter whose works include Great American Songbook standards such as 'It Was A Very Good Year,' which was popularized by Frank Sinatra. (more...)

Musical Theater and Cabaret Stars to Honor Songwriter ERVIN DRAKE at Iridium, 9/17Musical Theater and Cabaret Stars to Honor Songwriter ERVIN DRAKE at Iridium, 9/17
by Stephen Hanks - Sep 12, 2013

ScoBar Entertainment and Iridium NYC have announced that they will present a one-night-only Tribute to Ervin Drake on Tuesday, September 17th at 8pm. The evening will celebrate the life and music of legendary 94-year-old American songwriter whose works include Great American Songbook standards such as "It Was A Very Good Year," which was popularized by Frank Sinatra. (more...)

ScoBar Entertainment Presents A Tribute to Ervin Drake, 9/17ScoBar Entertainment Presents A Tribute to Ervin Drake, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

ScoBar Entertainment will present A TRIBUTE TO ERVIN DRAKE, one night only, Tuesday, September 17th at 8pm. The evening will celebrate the music & life of legendary American songwriter Ervin Drake, whose works include "I Believe," "Good Morning Heartache," "It Was A Very Good Year," "Tico-Tico," "Perdido," "Now I Have Everything," "A Room without Windows," "AL DI LA," & "Quando Quando," to name a few. (more...)

Lakewood Theatre Company Presents IT'S A BIRD... IT'S A PLANE... IT'S SUPERMAN, 10/24-25Lakewood Theatre Company Presents IT'S A BIRD... IT'S A PLANE... IT'S SUPERMAN, 10/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2014

Lakewood Theatre Company presents It's A Bird ... It's A Plane ... It's Superman Part of the Lost Treasures Collection Series October 24 & 25, 2014 The Lost Treasures Collection, a series of rarely performed musical gems, is back for a fifth season at Lakewood Theatre Company. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Launch New DRAMALOGUE Series, 12/10Palm Beach Dramaworks to Launch New DRAMALOGUE Series, 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

West Palm Beach's only professional multi-award-winning resident theatre, Palm Beach Dramaworks, will launch Dramalogue --- a new series that explores working in the theatre --- beginning Tuesday, December 10 live onstage at The Don & Ann Brown Theatre (201 Clematis Street). Produced by Mark Perlberg and Sponsored by Nancy and Jay Parker, this new series will consist of conversations and presentations spotlighting iconic theatre artists and professionals. Presentations will include a range of scene readings, video clips and, where applicable, musical numbers, as well as one-on-one interviews. The series will run on select Tuesdays thru April 8th, 2014. (more...)

SANDY JORDAN'S WORLD OF JAZZ AND CABARET Film Makes World Premiere at Tribeca Cinemas TodaySANDY JORDAN'S WORLD OF JAZZ AND CABARET Film Makes World Premiere at Tribeca Cinemas Today
by Movies News Desk - Nov 18, 2012

'Sandy Jordan's World of Jazz and Cabaret' is a kind of companion film to 'The Zen of Bennett,' a documentary about Tony Bennett by Unjoo Moon. Sandy Jordan -- a star of New York night clubs and cabaret for over three decades -- has focused her incredible experience and energy on a star-studded hour-long documentary film called 'Sandy Jordan's World of Jazz and Cabaret.' The world premiere is today, November 18 at 8 PM at Tribeca Cinemas. It is directed by David Capurso. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theater Works Revives HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYINGBWW Reviews: Theater Works Revives HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
by Herbert Paine - Nov 10, 2014

Theater Works' revival of H2$ features some fine turns by Joshua Vern, Michael Schwenke, Jeffrey Middleton and Osiris Cuen in a crowd-pleasing but uneven production. (more...)

SANDY JORDAN'S WORLD OF JAZZ AND CABARET Film Makes World Premiere at Tribeca Cinemas, 11/18SANDY JORDAN'S WORLD OF JAZZ AND CABARET Film Makes World Premiere at Tribeca Cinemas, 11/18
by Movies News Desk - Nov 10, 2012

'Sandy Jordan's World of Jazz and Cabaret' is a kind of companion film to 'The Zen of Bennett,' a documentary about Tony Bennett by Unjoo Moon. Sandy Jordan -- a star of New York night clubs and cabaret for over three decades -- has focused her incredible experience and energy on a star-studded hour-long documentary film called 'Sandy Jordan's World of Jazz and Cabaret.' The world premiere is November 18 at 8 PM at Tribeca Cinemas. It is directed by David Capurso. (more...)

Review - Suzanne Carrico in The Friendliest Thing at The Metropolitan RoomReview - Suzanne Carrico in The Friendliest Thing at The Metropolitan Room
by Michael Dale - May 29, 2008

Though Ervin Drake's 'The Friendliest Thing (Two People Can Do),' from his 1964 hit What Makes Sammy Run?, has been called the first song from a Broadway musical to be directly about having sex, Suzanne Carrico employs no vampy winks or purring vocals as she observes with heightened intellectual interest the unnecessity of foreplaying drinks and dances when a couple in lust could simply get right to it.  (Yes, I just made up two words in that sentence.  Deal with it.)  Her new show at The Metropolitan Room, opening less than three weeks afters winning the MAC Award for Outstanding Debut, is named for this suggestive showtune but the self-described geek cleverly treats the song as a subtext to Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields' 'Welcome To Holiday Inn,' sandwiching the cerebral sexuality between slices of broader, comical pass-making.  This is either the smartest show about sex or the sexiest show about smarts in town.In outstanding company both offstage (Mary Cleere Haran is her director) and on (she's got music director/arranger Tedd Firth on piano and Steve Doyle on bass), Carrico has the kind of sunny, uncomplicated voice that can fill Harold Arlen and Leo Brown's 'Hooray For Love' with perky glee, matched with the kind of acting skill that can explore the dark dramatic longings of Arlen and Johnny Mercer's 'I Had Myself a True Love,' climaxing in an anguished belt that is far more about the woman she portrays than her ability to vocally shine.She calls this her hanky-panky show and most every number has something to do with sex.  There's the sweet simplicity with which she approaches Jimmy Roberts and Joe DiPietro's 'I Will Be Loved Tonight,' where a woman who has gone too long without a lover's touch anticipates how the evening's date will end, and the wry exasperation of 'Toothbrush Time,' William Bolcom and Arnold Weinstein's tense contemplation on why last night's lover is taking so long to get out of the apartment.  She savors the snazzy jazz jauntiness of Michael John La Chiusa's 'The Thief' and turns George Gershwin and B.G. DeSylva's 'Do It Again!' into a lopsided debate between the mind and the libido (guess who wins).The very funny sexpot character song, 'Femininity' (Jay Livingston/Ray Evans), is given an interesting personal twist as she introduces it with some of her own feelings as an adolescent girl surprised by the different way boys would look at her once she started developing.  Her admiration for the romantic passion expressed by Alan and Marilyn Bergman fuels her detailed story-telling in 'Like a Lover' and 'The Island.And for those who believe that hanky-panky is never complete without a bit of cuddling after, she finishes the evening with a very satisfied and satisfying 'Embraceable You' by the Gershwins. (more...)

Long Island's Landmark On Main Street Celebrates Musical Legend ERVIN DRAKE's 95th Birthday, 4/25Long Island's Landmark On Main Street Celebrates Musical Legend ERVIN DRAKE's 95th Birthday, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

This April, legendary songwriter Ervin Drake will turn 95. A Long Island Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Mr. Drake has written some of the American Songbook's most beloved classics, including: 'It Was a Very Good Year,' 'I Believe,' 'Tico Tico,' 'Quando Quando Quando,' 'Perdito' and 'Good Morning, Heartache.' 2014 also marks the 50th anniversary of the Broadway production of Drake's 'What Makes Sammy Run' (starring Steve Lawrence), which featured songs 'A Room Without Windows' and 'The Friendliest Thing.' On Friday, April 25 at 8 pm, Producer Sandi Durell, Musical Director Jon Weber, and Host Charles Grodin will lead a tribute to Ervin's illustrious career that will feature a star-studded cast of musical theater and cabaret stars (more...)

Gersh to Represent Writer Budd Schulberg's Estate as Centennial of His Birth ApproachesGersh to Represent Writer Budd Schulberg's Estate as Centennial of His Birth Approaches
by Movies News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

On the centennial anniversary of the legendary Academy Award winner Budd Schulberg's birth, Gersh announced today that they have signed a deal with his widow Betsy Schulberg to represent the estate of the late author and screenwriter. Though Schulberg died in 2009 at the noble age of 95, the impact of his writings and the legacy of his works are as alive today as ever during his lifetime. Gersh and Betsy Schulberg will work together to shepherd the multiple adaptations and revivals currently in preparation. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - March 26, 2010BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - March 26, 2010
by - Mar 26, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Steve Lawrence, John Mahoney to Guest Star on HOT IN CLEVELANDSteve Lawrence, John Mahoney to Guest Star on HOT IN CLEVELAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2011

According to TVGuide.com, Steve Lawrence and John Mahoney are set to star in the new season of TV Land's 'Hot in Cleveland. (more...)

Berkeley Playhouse Presents GUYS & DOLLS, Now thru 4/28Berkeley Playhouse Presents GUYS & DOLLS, Now thru 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

Berkeley Playhouse continues its fifth season with the Tony Award-winning GUYS AND DOLLS. Jon Tracy (Berkeley Playhouse, Aurora Theatre Company, Shotgun Players, San Francisco Playhouse, Magic Theatre) helms this musical from the Golden Age of Broadway, featuring a cast of 22, and choreography by Chris Black (Berkeley Playhouse, Aurora Theatre Company). GUYS AND DOLLS plays tonight, March 21 through April 28 (Press opening: March 23) at the Julia Morgan Theatre in Berkeley. (more...)

BWW TV On The Spot Video Exclusive: B'way By The Year (1964)BWW TV On The Spot Video Exclusive: B'way By The Year (1964)
by Craig Brockman - Jun 23, 2007

Town Hall's Broadway By the Year, an extremely popular series of concerts, tackled the year 1964 (again) on June 18th. BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture all the fun as several Broadway performers took to the stage to sing songs from Gypsy, Fiddler on the Roof, Hello Dolly!, Anyone Can Whistle, Funny Girl and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Musicals of '64, Part 2Photo Coverage: Broadway Musicals of '64, Part 2
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 20, 2007

'Broadway by the Year: The Broadway Musicals of 1964 Part II' was held on Monday, June 18th at Town Hall, and featured an all-star Broadway cast. (more...)

Edelman, Pittu, Richards, Etc. Join Bway Musicals of '64
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2007

Town Hall's 'Broadway by the Year: The Broadway Musicals of 1964 Part II' on Monday, June 18th has expanded its previously announced cast. Joining Stephanie J. Block, Liz Callaway, Joyce Chittick, Scott Coulter, Beth Leavel and Sean Martin Hingston are Gregg Edelman, Devin Richards, David Pittu, and Sarah Uriarte Berry. (more...)

Broadway by the Year: 1964, Part IIBroadway by the Year: 1964, Part II
by Jena Tesse Fox - Jul 2, 2007

Last Monday, Scott Siegel brought a packed audience at the Town Hall back to that magnificent year, repeating nothing and proving once again what an extraordinary year 1964 was for Broadway (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - January 19, 2010BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - January 19, 2010
by - Jan 19, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - January 1, 2010BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - January 1, 2010
by - Jan 1, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - February 27, 2010BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - February 27, 2010
by - Feb 27, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Berkeley Playhouse to Present GUYS & DOLLS, 3/21-4/28Berkeley Playhouse to Present GUYS & DOLLS, 3/21-4/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2013

Berkeley Playhouse continues its fifth season with the Tony Award-winning GUYS AND DOLLS. Jon Tracy (Berkeley Playhouse, Aurora Theatre Company, Shotgun Players, San Francisco Playhouse, Magic Theatre) helms this musical from the Golden Age of Broadway, featuring a cast of 22, and choreography by Chris Black (Berkeley Playhouse, Aurora Theatre Company). GUYS AND DOLLS plays March 21 through April 28 (Press opening: March 23) at the Julia Morgan Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($17-60) and more information, the public may visit berkeleyplayhouse.org or call 510-845-8542x351. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/8- Graciela DanieleSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/8- Graciela Daniele
by Stage Tube - Dec 8, 2014

Happy Birthday, Graciela Daniele! As a performer, Daniele made her Broadway debut in What Makes Sammy Run? in 1964. She studied with Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham while working with such luminaries as Bob Fosse, Agnes de Mille, and Michael Bennett, who hired her to assist him with Follies in 1971. Her first credit as a full-fledged choreographer was the 1979 revival of The Most Happy Fella. She has directed and/or choreographed several musicals of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, including, most recently, The Glorious Ones (2007) and Dessa Rose (2005) at the Off-Broadway Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center. She has directed and/or choreographed several musicals of Michael John LaChiusa Off-Broadway, most recently Bernarda Alba (2006) and Little Fish (2003). (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/8/14 - GYPSY OF THE YEAR, INVISIBLE HAND and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/8/14 - GYPSY OF THE YEAR, INVISIBLE HAND and More!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 8, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: BC/EFA hosts its GYPSY OF THE YEAR celebration, THE INVISIBLE HAND makes its NYC debut and more! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/7-12/8/2013Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/7-12/8/2013
by - Dec 8, 2013

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, December 8, 2013 - Sunday, December 8, 2013. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/8- Graciela DanieleSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/8- Graciela Daniele
by - Dec 8, 2013

Happy Birthday, Graciela Daniele! As a performer, Daniele made her Broadway debut in What Makes Sammy Run? in 1964. She studied with Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham while working with such luminaries as Bob Fosse, Agnes de Mille, and Michael Bennett, who hired her to assist him with Follies in 1971. Her first credit as a full-fledged choreographer was the 1979 revival of The Most Happy Fella. She has directed and/or choreographed several musicals of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, including, most recently, The Glorious Ones (2007) and Dessa Rose (2005) at the Off-Broadway Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center. She has directed and/or choreographed several musicals of Michael John LaChiusa Off-Broadway, most recently Bernarda Alba (2006) and Little Fish (2003). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/8- Graciela DanieleSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/8- Graciela Daniele
by Stage Tube - Dec 8, 2012

Happy Birthday, Graciela Daniele! As a performer, Daniele made her Broadway debut in What Makes Sammy Run? in 1964. She studied with Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham while working with such luminaries as Bob Fosse, Agnes de Mille, and Michael Bennett, who hired her to assist him with Follies in 1971. Her first credit as a full-fledged choreographer was the 1979 revival of The Most Happy Fella. She has directed and/or choreographed several musicals of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, including, most recently, The Glorious Ones (2007) and Dessa Rose (2005) at the Off-Broadway Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center. She has directed and/or choreographed several musicals of Michael John LaChiusa Off-Broadway, most recently Bernarda Alba (2006) and Little Fish (2003). (more...)

Musical Mondays Honor Ervin & Edith Drake on February 10, 2008
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2007

On Sunday, February 10 2008 at 12:30 pm Musical Mondays honors songwriter Ervin Drake and his wife Edith ( the 'Love Couple' ) at a Luncheon and Silent Auction at Sardi's. (more...)

A Revised What Makes Sammy Run? Heads Off-Bway, Jan. 19-29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2005

A revised production of the musical What Makes Sammy Run? will be seen off-Broadway from January 19th through 29th (more...)

Budd Schulberg, Oscar-Winning Screenwriter, Passes Away At 95Budd Schulberg, Oscar-Winning Screenwriter, Passes Away At 95
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2009

Budd Schulberg, who shined a light on the Hollywood underbelly with his novel 'What Makes Sammy Run?' and later made his mark with his Oscar-winning screenplay for 'On the Waterfront,' died Wednesday at age 95. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ervin Drake Honored by Gold Coast Arts Center and Landmark on Main StreetPhoto Coverage: Ervin Drake Honored by Gold Coast Arts Center and Landmark on Main Street
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 28, 2014

Last night more than a dozen musical theater and cabaret stars celebrated the remarkable musical career of Ervin Drake in a special concert to benefit The Gold Coast Arts Center and Landmark on Main Street, two non-profit cultural gems located on the North Shore of Long Island. (more...)

Long Island's Landmark On Main Street Celebrates Musical Legend ERVIN DRAKE's 95th Birthday TonightLong Island's Landmark On Main Street Celebrates Musical Legend ERVIN DRAKE's 95th Birthday Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

This April, legendary songwriter Ervin Drake will turn 95. A Long Island Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Mr. Drake has written some of the American Songbook's most beloved classics, including: 'It Was a Very Good Year,' 'I Believe,' 'Tico Tico,' 'Quando Quando Quando,' 'Perdito' and 'Good Morning, Heartache.' 2014 also marks the 50th anniversary of the Broadway production of Drake's 'What Makes Sammy Run' (starring Steve Lawrence), which featured songs 'A Room Without Windows' and 'The Friendliest Thing.' On Today, April 25 at 8 pm, Producer Sandi Durell, Musical Director Jon Weber, and Host Charles Grodin will lead a tribute to Ervin's illustrious career that will feature a star-studded cast of musical theater and cabaret stars (more...)

Broadway, TV & Film Star John Forsythe Dies at 92Broadway, TV & Film Star John Forsythe Dies at 92
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2010

The family of John Forsythe sadly announces his passing on April 1, 2010. He was 92 years old and, thankfully, he died as he lived his life, with dignity and grace, after a year-long struggle with cancer. (more...)

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