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Cab Calloway

 
Date of Birth: December 25, 1907
Date of Death: November 18, 1994 (86)

Birth Place: Rochester, NY, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1973
Hines
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Horace Vandergelder [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1957
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1953
Sportin' Life
  [Broadway]
1928
Performer

Writing

Composer
Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist
Composer

Photos

Irene Cara and Cab Calloway attend attend the American Image Awards at Sheraton Hotel Photo

Irene Cara and Cab Calloway attend attend the American Image Awards at Sheraton Hotel in New York City, 1984.

From: 
Date:
05/07/2018
Rueben Echoles, Vincent Jordan, Rashawn Thompson Photo

Rueben Echoles, Vincent Jordan, Rashawn Thompson

From: 
Date:
02/18/2017
Cab Calloway Orchestra, directed by Cab''s grandson Christopher Callaway Brooks, perf Photo

Cab Calloway Orchestra, directed by Cab''s grandson Christopher Callaway Brooks, performs at The Old Globe''s 2015 Gala.

From: 
Date:
08/07/2015

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1973
Hines

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Horace Vandergelder [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1957
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1953
Sportin' Life

  [Broadway]
1928
Performer

Writing
Composer
Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist
Composer

Cab Calloway Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1968 - Best Performance Gold Star
Cab Calloway, Hello, Dolly!

Cab Calloway News

Glen Street Theatre Local Catherine Alcorn Returns to the Stage With Phil Scott Photo Glen Street Theatre Local Catherine Alcorn Returns to the Stage With Phil Scott
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022

North Shore local talent Catherine Alcorn is returning to the stage where it all began in her latest collaboration with comic extraordinaire Phil Scott.

Joshua Henry, Solea Pfeiffer, Ephraim Sykes & More to Star in BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MU Photo Joshua Henry, Solea Pfeiffer, Ephraim Sykes & More to Star in BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL Industry Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Joshua Henry will head the cast of Brave New World: The Musical (as World Controller Thomas Mond) for an invitation-only industry reading on May 23rd in Midtown Manhattan. Joining Henry will be Solea Pfeiffer, Ephraim Sykes, and more.

What's Coming Up At Birdland: Jazz Programming May 17 - May 29 Photo What's Coming Up At Birdland: Jazz Programming May 17 - May 29
by A.A. Cristi - May 13, 2022

Get full details for Jazz programming coming up at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater, May 17 - May 29:

Kimmel Cultural Campus Expands Free Programming With "Family Fundays" Photo Kimmel Cultural Campus Expands Free Programming With "Family Fundays"
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2022

Due to popular demand, the Kimmel Cultural Campus expands its new FREE Plaza performance series with Family Fundays, designed to engage family audiences through playful arts presentations and interactive activities. The new family-oriented events join the lineup of FREE Plaza activities announced earlier this year, including Happy Hour Sessions, Lunchtime Unplugged, and Nightlife at the Kimmel.

BIRDLAND Announces Programming Through May 22nd Photo BIRDLAND Announces Programming Through May 22nd
by Marissa Tomeo - May 7, 2022

Below, you'll find details on all jazz programming at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater running May 9 - May 22. Artists appearing at Birdland Jazz Club include Bill Charlap Trio and Solo, NYC All-City Latin Ensemble and the Fat Cats, Eliane Elias, and George Gee Orchestra. 

Academy Museum Announces Details of REGENERATION: BLACK CINEMA 898‚Ä"1971 Photo Academy Museum Announces Details of REGENERATION: BLACK CINEMA 898‚Ä"1971
by Marissa Tomeo - May 4, 2022

The first museum exhibition of its kind,¬†Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898‚Äď1971¬†opens at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on August 21, 2022. It offers the public a chance to learn more about how Black performers and filmmakers have helped define cinema in the United States. The exhibition explores the achievements and challenges of both independent production and the studio system, from cinema‚Äôs infancy in the 1890s through the height of the civil rights movement.¬†Regeneration¬†features rarely seen excerpts of films restored by the Academy Film Archive, as well as other narrative films and documentaries; newsreels and home movies; photographs; scripts; drawings; costumes; equipment; posters; and historical materials, such as entrance tickets, note cards, and telegrams; along with augmented reality experiences (AR) designed specifically for the exhibition.

Parov Stelar Drops 'Moonlight Love Affair' Album Photo Parov Stelar Drops 'Moonlight Love Affair' Album
by Michael Major - May 2, 2022

The 13-track electro-swing LP includes previous acclaimed lead singles from throughout the year such as ‚ÄėCandy Girl‚Äô, its Late Night Mix, ‚ÄėAKH Odessa‚Äô, ‚ÄėToxic Lover‚Äô, and ‚ÄėFIRE‚Äô. An exclusive NFT collection is also paired alongside it in cooperation with Flowtys, boasting a unique cartoon-like character dancing.

Grammy Winner James Taylor Announced as Speaker at New England Conservatory 151st Com Photo Grammy Winner James Taylor Announced as Speaker at New England Conservatory 151st Commencement
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022

New England Conservatory President Andrea Kalyn and the Board of Trustees announced multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter James Taylor as the commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient at the Conservatory's 151st annual commencement exercises, which will be held in-person on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

Jane Monheit, Daniel Glass Trio & More Upcoming at Birdland Photo Jane Monheit, Daniel Glass Trio & More Upcoming at Birdland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 22, 2022

Artists appearing at Birdland Jazz Club include Jane Monheit, Meg Okura Pan Asian Jazz Ensemble, Bill Charlap Trio and Solo and Andy Farber Big Band. 

BIRDLAND Announces Programming Through May 1st Photo BIRDLAND Announces Programming Through May 1st
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 16, 2022

Below, you'll find details on all jazz programming at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater running April 18 - May 1. Artists appearing at Birdland Jazz Club include Cyrille Aimée, Ashley Pezzotti with the Birdland Big Band, Jane Monheit and Meg Okura Pan Asian Jazz Ensemble.

Cab Calloway Videos

VIDEO: Ursuline Theater Performs 'Songs for a New World' Outside VideoVIDEO: Ursuline Theater Performs 'Songs for a New World' Outside
by Stage Tube - Nov 7, 2020

The Ursuline Academy Theater moved its fall musical, 'Songs for a New World,' outside because of COVID-19.

AFTER MIDNIGHT's Brian Davis Returns for TAPTASTIC! at The Duplex VideoAFTER MIDNIGHT's Brian Davis Returns for TAPTASTIC! at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2017

On Today, November 25th at 7:00pm at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, 61 Christopher Street (On 7th Ave), Tap luminary, Brian Davis, takes classic American Song and Dance and mixes it with a contemporary flair.

AFTER MIDNIGHT's Brian Davis Returns for TAPTASTIC! at The Duplex VideoAFTER MIDNIGHT's Brian Davis Returns for TAPTASTIC! at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

On Saturday, November 25th at 7:00pm at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, 61 Christopher Street (On 7th Ave), Tap luminary, Brian Davis, takes classic American Song and Dance and mixes it with a contemporary flair.

AFTER MIDNIGHT's Brian Davis Set for TAPTASTIC! at The Met Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

The Metropolitan Room presents the NYC premiere of 'TAPTASTIC!', the tap dance cabaret starring Brian Davis (After Midnight Norwegian Escape, Showtime at the Apollo) and featuring Pamela Yasutake (Broadway's Shuffle Along, Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies) on April 24 at 9:30PM.

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.  

VIDEO: A. Tom Collins Releases 'Hospital' Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2013

A. Tom Collins celebrated the national release of their debut full length album, Stick & Poke. The 10-song album was recorded and produced at Absinthe Studio by the legend, the mystery, Bob Ferbache, and A. Tom Collins. It was released by Greater Than Collective, the non-traditional Denver-based label founded and run by Pete Turner (Illegal Pete's) and Virgil Dickerson (Suburban Home Records). Watch the music video for his single 'Hospital' below!

BWW TV: Dule Hill & Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars Give Preview of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 1, 2013

Earlier today, producers Scott Sanders and Wynton Marsalis announced the roster of musicians who will form the Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars and play nightly on Broadway in the new musical After Midnight. Hand-picked by Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center's nine-time Grammy and Pulitzer Prize Award-winning Artistic Director, the band includes 17 of the finest soloists and ensemble players in the music world today. Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, After Midnight begins preview performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street) on Friday, October 18, 2013 with an official opening night set for Sunday, November 3, 2013. The All-Stars and cast member Dule Hill gave a special musical preview of the upcoming show and you can check out a sneak peek below!

STAGE TUBE: Steve Brodner Sketches Cab Calloway
by James T Harding - Feb 24, 2012

In these two videos Steve Brodner sketches Cab Calloway for use in the CAB CALLOWAY: SKETCHES movie, which is released on 2/27. The documentary is about charismatic music and dance pioneer Cab Calloway, who is an exceptional figure in the history of jazz. Calloway lead one of the most popular African American big bands during the Harlem Renaissance and jazz and swing eras of the 1930s-40s.

TV: Sneak Peek of Disney's ALADDIN at 5th Avenue Theatre!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 15, 2011

The 5th Avenue Theatre just opened the premiere of Aladdin, a new stage musical adapted from Disney's 1992 animated feature film. Aladdin, featuring the Academy Award¬ģ-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, began previews on July 7 and runs until July 31, 2011. Click below for a first look at Aladdin onstage at the 5th Avenue Theatre!

STAGE TUBE: Cast of ALADDIN Celebrates July 4th!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 12, 2011

The 5th Avenue Theatre just opened the premiere of Aladdin, a new stage musical adapted from Disney's 1992 animated feature film. Aladdin, featuring the Academy Award¬ģ-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, previews on July 7 and runs until July 31, 2011. In the latest installment of Andrew's Blog-created by cast member Andrew Keenan-Bolger, the cast of Aladdin celebrates July 4th at Seattle's Cal Anderson Park. Click below to check it out!


Cab Calloway Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Cab Calloway been in?
Cab Calloway has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Cab Calloway been in?
Cab Calloway has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Cab Calloway been nominated for?
Best Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Hello, Dolly! .

What awards has Cab Calloway won?
Best Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Hello, Dolly!.

How many shows has Cab Calloway written?
Cab Calloway has written 3 shows including Bubbling Brown Sugar (Composer/Lyricist), Stardust (Composer), After Midnight (Composer).