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Burton Lane

 
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Date of Birth: February 02, 1912
Date of Death: January 05, 1997 (84)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
 

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Burton Lane Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1979 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Burton Lane, Carmelina
 
Tony Awards - 1966 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Burton Lane, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

Burton Lane News

Andrew Burnap, Phillipa Soo & Jordan Donica to Star in CAMELOT at Lincoln Center Thea Photo Andrew Burnap, Phillipa Soo & Jordan Donica to Star in CAMELOT at Lincoln Center Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2022

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Andrew Burnap will be Arthur, Phillipa Soo will be Guenevere, and Jordan Donica will be Lancelot Du Lac in its new version of Lerner & Loewe's Camelot, a fresh take on the classic tale.

LISTEN: Tony Nominee Kate Baldwin Talks 42 STREET & More on WHY I'LL NEVER MAKE IT Po Photo LISTEN: Tony Nominee Kate Baldwin Talks 42 STREET & More on WHY I'LL NEVER MAKE IT Podcast
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 10, 2022

Kate Baldwin (Big Fish, Hello Dolly!) is currently performing the role of Dorothy Brock in 42nd Street at Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut and sat down with Patrick Oliver Jones, her fellow co-star in the production and host of the award-winning Why I'll Never Make It podcast. Listen here!

Skylight Music Theatre to Stream Kate Baldwin Film BROADWAY COMES HOME Photo Skylight Music Theatre to Stream Kate Baldwin Film BROADWAY COMES HOME
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2022

Skylight Music Theatre will stream Kate Baldwin’s Broadway Comes Home, a concert and documentary film, Friday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, on Skylight’s website. Broadway Comes Home features footage from Baldwin’s intimate concert last year in front of a small, invited audience on the stage of Skylight’s Cabot Theatre.

Cast Announced For UK and Ireland Tour of MY FAIR LADY Photo Cast Announced For UK and Ireland Tour of MY FAIR LADY
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2022

Casting has been announced for the UK and Ireland tour of Bartlett Sher's critically acclaimed and multi award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe's much loved MY FAIR LADY, which comes to Birmingham Hippodrome from Wednesday 8 March – Sunday 26 March 2023.

Interview: Christine Andreas of BROADWAY JAZZ at Bell Works Photo Interview: Christine Andreas of BROADWAY JAZZ at Bell Works
by Lianna Albrizio - Jul 31, 2022

Tony Award Nominated Christine Andreas to Join Grammy Award-Winning Bandleader Vince Giordano, Pianist Art Topilow and Saxophonist Danny Bacher for a Night of Broadway Jazz at Bell Works tonight.

Kate Baldwin and Heidi Kettenring to be Featured in the SIDDONS AT SEVENTY SOIREE Thi Photo Kate Baldwin and Heidi Kettenring to be Featured in the SIDDONS AT SEVENTY SOIREE This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 11, 2022

The Sarah Siddons Society is celebrating its seventieth anniversary with the Siddons at Seventy Soirée, featuring special performances by past award honorees Kate Baldwin and Heidi Kettenring on Monday, July 25, 2022 at Davenport’s.

Christine Andreas Will Play AND SO IT GOES ... LIFE & LOVE, LOST & FOUND at New Hope' Photo Christine Andreas Will Play AND SO IT GOES ... LIFE & LOVE, LOST & FOUND at New Hope's The RRazz Room May 7th
by Stephen Mosher - May 5, 2022

On Saturday Pennsylvania audiences can look forward to some Broadway glamor and impeccable storytelling.

BWW Review: John Pizzarelli Trio STAGE AND SCREEN At The Café Carlyle by Guest Revie Photo BWW Review: John Pizzarelli Trio STAGE AND SCREEN At The Café Carlyle by Guest Reviewer Andrew Poretz
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 28, 2022

The John Pizzarelli opened their show STAGE AND SCREEN and extended it, all in the same week.

Kravis Center to Present MY FAIR LADY Photo Kravis Center to Present MY FAIR LADY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2022

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts announced that the North American tour of Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY is coming as a part of its 2021/2022 Kravis On Broadway season.  Directed by Bartlett Sher, the North American tour will play the Kravis Center from April 19 – 24.

Aaron Sorkin & Bartlett Sher Will Bring Reimagined CAMELOT to Broadway Photo Aaron Sorkin & Bartlett Sher Will Bring Reimagined CAMELOT to Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 28, 2022

Next season, Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of André Bishop) will bring the world of Lerner & Loewe’s CAMELOT to vibrant life once again when it produces a new version of the classic tale, reimagined for the 21st century. Featuring a book by Academy and Emmy Award winning writer Aaron Sorkin, based on the original book by Alan Jay Lerner, and direction by Bartlett Sher, Lerner & Loewe’s CAMELOT is scheduled to begin performances on Thursday, November 3 and open on Thursday, December 8 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street).

Burton Lane Videos

VIDEO: Watch Mark William & Clint Edwards Perform 'On A Clear Day You Can See Forever Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Mark William & Clint Edwards Perform 'On A Clear Day You Can See Forever'

by Stage Tube - May 22, 2020

Mark William, two time BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award winner, guest starred on The Clint Edwards Show. The renowned composer/ arranger along with bassist Sam Zerna joined Mark William in creating a virtual music video of the classic Alan Jay Lerner and Burton Lane song ' On A Clear Day' from three different parts of the country.

Broadway Rewind: Cheyenne Jackson & Kate Baldwin Look to the Sky in FINIAN'S RAINBOW! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Cheyenne Jackson & Kate Baldwin Look to the Sky in FINIAN'S RAINBOW!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 6, 2020

'We close things out with a look at the 48th production of City Center's famed Encore's, the glorious musical Finian's Rainbow, which starred Kate Baldwin, Cheyenne Jackson, Jim Norton and Terri White. It was directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. Kate told me, 'I get to sing the most beautiful songs. I think Burton Lane was a master of melody.' Cheyenne said he knew the songs but didn't really know the story, 'It's very, very current. I was actually surprised. The main crux of the plot is a bigoted white man in power from the south who is being replaced by an open-minded black man. Hmmm. So, it's very current.''

BWW TV: Looking Back At Harry Connick Jr.'s Opening Night In ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN S Videoplay
BWW TV: Looking Back At Harry Connick Jr.'s Opening Night In ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 12, 2019

Harry Connick Jr. is making his official return to Broadway tonight with the opening night of Harry Connick, Jr. - A Celebration of Cole Porter. To celebrate, we're looking back at his turn in Broadway's On a Clear Day You Can See Forever opposite Tony winner Jessie Mueller. Check out this video to get a peek inside the show's opening night festivities, including a special peek at Jessie's first time ever meeting Harry's former co-star Kelli O'Hara!

BWW TV: Watch a Preview of the Cast of Irish Rep's ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch a Preview of the Cast of Irish Rep's ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 14, 2018

Irish Repertory Theatre's ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER begins performances tomorrow, June 15! The show stars Tony Award-nominee Stephen Bogardus (Bright Star), John Cudia (The Phantom of the Opera), and Tony Award-nominee Melissa Errico (Finian's Rainbow). ON A CLEAR DAY features music by Burton Laneand book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. BroadwayWorld has preview of the cast in action. Check it out below!

BWW TV: Kate Baldwin- 'This Is the HELLO, DOLLY! You've Always Dreamed Of'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 10, 2017

She's coming back, and she'll never go away again! The upcoming revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly!, starring legendary performer Bette Midler, has quickly become the hottest ticket of the year. Directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, Hello, Dolly! will begin performances at Broadway's Shubert Theatre on March 15, 2017, with an official opening night of April 20, 2017. BroadwayWorld spoke with Kate Baldwin (Irene) last night at the opening of Sunset Boulevard, where she told us all about rehearsals so far!

STAGE TUBE: Kate Baldwin Performs Breeze Off The River/Lullabye at 54 Below
by Stage Tube - Dec 22, 2016

Take a break from your busy day and check out Kate Baldwin singing 'Breeze Off The River/Lullabye' from her Feinstein's/54 Below show 'Extraordinary Machine.'

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/31 - Celebrating the Birthday of Alan Jay Lerner
by Stage Tube - Aug 31, 2016

On 31 August 1918, Alan Jay Lerner was born - and he went on to become one of the most popular lyricist and librettists in musical theatre's history. A native New-Yorker, Lerner studied at the Juilliard School before being mentored by both Oscar Hammerstein and Lorenz Hart. His first big hit was Brigadoon, written with Frederick Lowe, and it is for his collaborations with Lowe that he is best-known - especially for My Fair Lady.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/23/16- FINIAN'S RAINBOW
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2016

Today in 1960, Finian's Rainbow opened at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rodgers Theatre). Finian's Rainbow is a musical with a book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy, lyrics by Harburg, and music by Burton Lane. The 1947 Broadway production ran for 725 performances. Finian moves to the southern United States (the fictional state of Missitucky is a humorous combination of Mississippi and Kentucky) from Ireland with his daughter Sharon, to bury a stolen pot of gold near Fort Knox, in the mistaken belief that it will grow. A leprechaun follows them, desperate to recover his treasure before the loss of it turns him permanently human. Complications arise when a bigoted and corrupt U.S. Senator gets involved, and when wishes are made inadvertently over the hidden crock.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/18/16- FINIAN'S RAINBOW
by Stage Tube - May 18, 2016

Today in 1955, Finian's Rainbow opened at City Center, where it ran for 15 performances. Finian's Rainbow is a musical with a book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy, lyrics by Harburg, and music by Burton Lane. The 1947 Broadway production ran for 725 performances. Finian moves to the southern United States (the fictional state of Missitucky is a humorous combination of Mississippi and Kentucky) from Ireland with his daughter Sharon, to bury a stolen pot of gold near Fort Knox, in the mistaken belief that it will grow. A leprechaun follows them, desperate to recover his treasure before the loss of it turns him permanently human. Complications arise when a bigoted and corrupt U.S. Senator gets involved, and when wishes are made inadvertently over the hidden crock.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/24/16- Barbra Streisand
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2016

Happy Birthday Barbra Streisand! Streisand has appeared on Broadway in I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE and FUNNY GIRL, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. Streisand won the 1968 Academy Award for Best Actress for the role in the film version of the musical. Her next two movies were also based on musicals, Jerry Herman's Hello, Dolly!, directed by Gene Kelly (1969), and Alan Jay Lerner's and Burton Lane's On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, directed by Vincente Minnelli (1970). Additionally, she has won two Academy Awards, eight Grammy Awards, one special Tony Award, five Emmy Awards including one Daytime Emmy, an American Film Institute award, a Peabody Award, and is one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.


Burton Lane Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Burton Lane written?
Burton Lane has written 8 shows including Earl Carroll's Vanities [1931] (Composer), Singin' the Blues (Composer), Hold on to Your Hats (Composer), Laffing Room Only (Composer/Lyricist), Finian's Rainbow (Composer), On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (Composer), Carmelina (Composer), Barbara Cook's Broadway! (Composer).

What awards has Burton Lane been nominated for?
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Carmelina and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for On a Clear Day You Can See Forever .