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Busby Berkeley

 
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Date of Birth: November 29, 1895
Date of Death: March 14, 1976 (80)

Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1928
Douglas Atwell

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1971]
Production Supervisor
 
[Broadway, 1930]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1930]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1929]
Director
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1929]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1929]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1929]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1928]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1928]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1928]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1928]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1927]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1926]
Choreographer

Busby Berkeley Movies

Flying High
 
[1931]
dances created by
Palmy Days
 
[1931]
dances and ensembles
Night World
 
[1932]
choreographer
Sky Devils
 
[1932]
choreographer
The Kid from Spain
 
[1932]
musical numbers creator and director
Gold Diggers of 1933
 
[1933]
musical numbers creator and director
Footlight Parade
 
[1933]
musical numbers creator and director
42nd Street
 
[1933]
creator
Wonder Bar
 
[1934]
musical numbers creator and director
Fashions of 1934
 
[1934]
musical numbers creator and director
Dames
 
[1934]
musical numbers
In Caliente
 
[1935]
musical numbers creator and director
Gold Diggers of 1937
 
[1936]
dance director
Varsity Show
 
[1937]
creator
The Singing Marine
 
[1937]
musical numbers creator and director
Gold Diggers in Paris
 
[1938]
dance numbers created and director
Broadway Serenade
 
[1939]
creator
The Wizard of Oz
 
[1939]
choreographer
Lady Be Good
 
[1941]
director
Ziegfeld Girl
 
[1941]
musical numbers creator and director
The Gang's All Here
 
[1943]
dance director
Cabin in the Sky
 
[1943]
director
Romance on the High Seas
 
[1948]
choreographer
Annie Get Your Gun
 
[1950]
director
Two Weeks with Love
 
[1950]
choreographer
Million Dollar Mermaid
 
[1952]
choreographer
Small Town Girl
 
[1953]
choreographer
Easy to Love
 
[1953]
choreographer
The Phynx
 
[1970]
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Busby Berkeley News

Review: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Broadway Palm Photo Review: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Broadway Palm
by Fran Thomas - Jan 7, 2023

What did our critic think of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Broadway Palm?

Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL Brings the Holiday Spirit at Civic Theatre Photo Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL Brings the Holiday Spirit at Civic Theatre
by The Marriage Matinee - Dec 6, 2022

A Christmas Story, the Musical reimagines the 1983 holiday movie masterpiece with boisterous songs and dance that brought new life and excellent vocals to the season. Loving fans, rest easy. Joseph Robinette’s adaption, directed by Emily Rogge Tzucker, brightens iconic scenes and characters and enhances the humor. The lamp, the flag pole, and the turkey-mad Bumpus Hounds are all there.

Review: Holiday Classic WHITE CHRISTMAS Takes the Stage At Shaw Festival Photo Review: Holiday Classic WHITE CHRISTMAS Takes the Stage At Shaw Festival
by Michael Rabice - Nov 29, 2022

Christmas traditions may come and go, but watching the film WHITE CHRISTMAS has always been an obligatory part of the holiday season for me. And for the past 20 years or so, audiences can experience Irving Berlin's classic  live on stage. The Shaw Festival is presenting their joyous version this year on the Festival stage and the result is pure technicolor heaven.

American Ballet Theatre's Captivating Production Of THE NUTCRACKER Returns To Segerst Photo American Ballet Theatre's Captivating Production Of THE NUTCRACKER Returns To Segerstrom Center For The Arts
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 9, 2022

Segerstrom Center for the Arts announces the return of SoCal's favorite holiday tradition - American Ballet Theatre's captivating production of The Nutcracker.  Co-presented by the Center and ABT with choreography by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky, The Nutcracker is the beloved holiday story based on The Nutcracker and the King of Mice written by E.T.A. Hoffmann and set to a magical score by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky that will be performed live by Pacific Symphony.

SRSQ Announces Tour with Ceremony & Choir Boy Photo SRSQ Announces Tour with Ceremony & Choir Boy
by Michael Major - Oct 3, 2022

After a performance at this year’s Levitation festival in Austin, Srsq takes off up the East Coast supporting Ceremony in Atlanta, Nashville, Philadelphia, NYC and more. December 2 she joins Choir Boy down the West Coast, performing in Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco and more. Check out the complete list of tour dates now!

Review: A CHORUS LINE Dazzles and Delights at Theater West End Photo Review: A CHORUS LINE Dazzles and Delights at Theater West End
by Albert Gutierrez - Aug 29, 2022

Nothing lasts forever, but that doesn't stop us from enjoying the moments as they pass into memory. A CHORUS LINE teaches the audience this through a story that is rooted in the classic vein of 'let's put on a show,' but contains a universal message that rings true to anyone with a passion, whose life is better because they did what they love.

Abingdon Theatre Company to Honor David Zippel at 30th Anniversary Gala Photo Abingdon Theatre Company to Honor David Zippel at 30th Anniversary Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022

Abingdon Theatre Company announced that they will honor Tony Award winner David Zippel (City of Angels, Hercules) with the first annual Legacy Award for Mr. Zippel’s contributions to the theatre community as the company celebrates its 30th anniversary season at a Benefit Gala to be held on Monday, October 24th, 2022 at Edison Ballroom.

Review: 42ND STREET at Music Theatre Wichita, Century II Concert Hall Photo Review: 42ND STREET at Music Theatre Wichita, Century II Concert Hall
by Paula Makar - Jul 4, 2022

After a two year hiatus, Music Theatre Wichita is FINALLY back in the Century II Concert Hall and Wichita Theatregoers couldn’t be happier! There was no better way to celebrate the return than an incredible performance of 42nd Street! I’m sad the show didn’t run another week, and sadder still if you didn’t get to see it. For those who did, it was nothing short of magnificent!

Review: Georgetown Palace's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Flawlessly Entertaining Photo Review: Georgetown Palace's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Flawlessly Entertaining
by Lynn Beaver - Jun 30, 2022

What a complete joy it was to be so thoroughly entertained by a magnificent production at The Georgetown Palace Theatre’s Springer Stage.

The Criterion Channel to Celebrate 100 Years of Judy Garland Photo The Criterion Channel to Celebrate 100 Years of Judy Garland
by Michael Major - May 19, 2022

This selection of the beloved MGM films that defined her early career‚ÄĒincluding collaborations with her frequent costars Mickey Rooney (Girl Crazy) and Gene Kelly (For Me and My Gal, Summer Stock) and director and husband Vincente Minnelli (Meet Me in St. Louis, The Pirate)‚ÄĒcelebrates the awe-inspiring artistry of a once-in-a-generation performer.

Busby Berkeley Videos

VIDEO: San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon Presents DAMES AT SEA Videoplay
VIDEO: San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon Presents DAMES AT SEA

by Stage Tube - Nov 29, 2018

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors) presents 2018 Holiday production, the hilarious 1930s pastiche musical DAMES AT SEA. DAMES AT SEA features a book and lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller, and music by Jim Wise. 42nd Street Moon's production runs from November 28 - December 16, 2018 and will perform at San Francisco's Gateway Theatre (formerly the Eureka Theatre). The press opening will take place on Saturday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets range from $30 - $75 and can be purchased through the Box Office at (415) 255-8207 or online at www.42ndstmoon.org.

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Highlights from 42ND STREET at North Shore Music Theatre Videoplay
BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Highlights from 42ND STREET at North Shore Music Theatre

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 3, 2017

The glamour, spectacle and fashion of 1930s Broadway comes to Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) as a chorus girl from a small town aspires to find love and success on the Great White Way in the Tony Award-winning 42ND STREET, tapping across the NSMT main stage now through November 12, 2017. BroadwayWorld is excited to share exclusive highlights from the show below!

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals and Behind-the-Scenes of I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 11, 2016

Producer Corky Hale's I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU - The Life and Lyrics of Al Dubin, features lyrics by Al Dubin, most music by Harry Warren, a book by Jerry Leichtling and Arlene Sarner, and musical direction by Gerald Sternbach.  The production is directed and choreographed by  Kay Cole.  BroadwayWorld TV's own LA on-air Host Michael Sterling was invited to take a sneak peek at rehearsals last week and interview some of the show's stars and creative team.  

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of the New 42ND STREET National Tour!
by TV - On the Road - Sep 25, 2015

TROIKA Entertainment, LLC has announced that the national tour of the quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET has launched on September 22, 2015 at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City, UT. This sparkling new production is directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award winning Best Revival.  Check out a first look at highlights of the tour below!

AUDIO: First Listen - Nedelle Torrisi's 'Double Horizon'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2013

This self-titled album, the first Nedelle Torrisi has released under her full name, is basically the story of a friendship. The artist just released her single 'Double Horizon' and you can get a first listen below!

STAGE TUBE: Ed Dixon Celebrates SECRETS.... in Opening Act at the Metropolitan Room
by Stage Tube - Jul 24, 2012

Broadway's Ed Dixon celebrated the publication of his memoir SECRETS OF A LIFE ON STAGE...AND OFF, with a cabaret act/book launch at The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street). BroadwayWorld has a video of his opening act below!

Just One Week Left to Catch the 'Must-See' ARIAS WITH A TWIST!
by Robert Diamond - Oct 9, 2011

It takes a lot to get me to below 42nd Street, but this weekend, the treck down to the Abrons Arts Center was worth it - and then some! Our evening began with one of the best New York city meals that I've ever had, at the uber-hip Beauty & Essex on the Lower East Side with amazing sharing plates of delicious food prepared by chef Chris Santos (also of the equally wonderful Stanton Social restaurant). The cocktails weren't bad either. After being extremely well fed, with spot-on service and unexpected glamour we made our way on over to the Abrons Arts Center, just a few blocks away, for a night to remember.

STAGE TUBE: Marriott Theatre's 42ND STREET
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 12, 2011

The song and tap extravaganza 42nd STREET previews March 30th, opens April 10th and runs through May 29th at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL. The Broadway production of 42nd STREET won the Tony Award for Best Musical and Choreography in 1980, and Best Revival in 2001. The Marriott Theatre's production will feature Direction and Musical Staging by 2010 Jeff Award winner Rachel Rockwell, Choreography by 2010 Jeff Award winner Tammy Mader, with Musical Direction by multi-Jeff Award winner Doug Peck.

STAGE TUBE: Thrillpeddlers' PEARLS OVER SHANGHAI
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 23, 2011

Thrillpeddlers sadly announces that after an astounding record-breaking 22 month run, its award-winning production of PEARLS OVER SHANGHAI, San Francisco's longest-running Cockettes Musical Hit will close on Sat. April 9, 2011 (remaining performance schedule- see below). What started as a two-month limited engagement in June 2009 will have played for almost TWO YEARS! PEARLS has unanimously received rave reviews from critics and audience alike. It's a phenomenon that keeps on growing. PEARLS OVER SHANGHAI plays Fri. and Sat. at 8 pm in February, March & April (thru April 9, 2011). Thrillpeddlers' Hypnodrome Theatre is located at 575 10th Street, in SF. (Bryant & Division Sts.) Tickets are $30 gen. admission or $35 for 'Shock Boxes' and 'Turkish Lounges'*** and are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/139143 or by calling 800/ 838- 3006


Busby Berkeley Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Busby Berkeley been in?
Busby Berkeley has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Busby Berkeley been in?
Busby Berkeley has not appeared in the West End