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Cyd Charisse

 
Cyd Charisse Headshot
Date Of Birth:
March 08, 1921
Date Of Death:
June 17, 2008 (87)
Birth Place:
Amarillo, TX, USA
 
Cyd Charisse Headshot
Date of Birth: March 08, 1921
Date of Death: June 17, 2008 (87)

Birth Place: Amarillo, TX, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Elizaveta Grushinskaya [Replacement]
  [West End]
London Revival, 1986
Lady Hadwell
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1962
Performer






Cyd Charisse News

Dance Through November With These Fred Astaire Favorites on BroadwayHD Photo Dance Through November With These Fred Astaire Favorites on BroadwayHD
by Team BWW - Nov 1, 2022

For the month of November, six classic movie musicals starring Fred Astaire will be available to stream on BroadwayHD in the US and Canada. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to savor this legendary star’s most memorable film performances!

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 31, 2022

Rafa Reyes to Present A MEXICAN AFFAIR at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Rafa Reyes to Present A MEXICAN AFFAIR at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 3, 2022

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Rafa Reyes in “A Mexican Affair” on Wednesday, March 16th, 2022 at 9:45PM. “A Mexican Affair” celebrates the influence of Mexico in American theatre and film, and the mutual love between these two neighbor countries.

La Noche Temática de TVE estrena LA LA LA: LA HISTORIA DEL MUSICAL Photo La Noche Temática de TVE estrena LA LA LA: LA HISTORIA DEL MUSICAL
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jan 19, 2022

El programa puede verse a la carta en la plataforma PLAY de RTVE.

BWW Review: 54 SINGS BROADWAY'S GREATEST HITS! at Feinstein's/54 Below Starts 2022 Of Photo BWW Review: 54 SINGS BROADWAY'S GREATEST HITS! at Feinstein's/54 Below Starts 2022 Off Right
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 9, 2022

Scott Siegel's ongoing series shines in its first episode of the new year, as the troupe says goodbye to a friend.

LES MISERABLES 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT & More Added to BroadwayHD Photo LES MISERABLES 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT & More Added to BroadwayHD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 21, 2021

Kicking off the month on January 1st is the 1945 musical comedy film Ziegfeld Follies, featuring Fred Astaire, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Fanny Brice, Lena Horne and more. The How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying film, based on the musical of the same name, is set to debut on January 4th.

BWW Review: LOCH LOMOND at Broadway Rose Photo BWW Review: LOCH LOMOND at Broadway Rose
by Krista Garver - Oct 8, 2021

Set in during the Jacobite uprisings of 1745, LOCH LOMOND, which is currently having its world premiere at Broadway Rose, is at once a sweeping musical about desire (for independence, for glory, for love) and an intimate look at the many ties that bind people together.

BWW Review: GYPSY IN MY SOUL: DAWN DEROW SINGS EYDIE GORME Inspires Ovations At Birdl Photo BWW Review: GYPSY IN MY SOUL: DAWN DEROW SINGS EYDIE GORME Inspires Ovations At Birdland Theater
by Stephen Mosher - May 24, 2021

Dawn Derow knows how to work anticipation to her advantage, and when the lockdown was lifted and the clubs started to reopen, the first thing she did was plan for her new show to, finally, play for the audience that so anxiously awaited it.

10 momentos musicales con Fred Astaire Photo 10 momentos musicales con Fred Astaire
by Nuria Pedret - May 10, 2021

Para celebrar el cumpleaños del actor, recordamos sus mejores bailes en el cine musical

BWW Feature: Spotlight On Darius de Haas - A Video Library Photo BWW Feature: Spotlight On Darius de Haas - A Video Library
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 28, 2021

Darius de Haas has a long and respected career making music on the stage, and now he has a lot of new fans, thanks to an insanely popular TV show on Amazon Prime. Here he is in action.

Cyd Charisse Videos

VIDEO: James Taylor Performs 'Almost Like Being in Love' From BRIGADOON on THE LATE S Videoplay
VIDEO: James Taylor Performs 'Almost Like Being in Love' From BRIGADOON on THE LATE SHOW

by Stage Tube - Mar 3, 2020

James Taylor returns to the Ed Sullivan Theater to perform 'Almost Like Being in Love,' off his new album 'American Standard.'

A New Golden Age? LA LA LAND Presents an In-Depth Look at a Decade of Movie Musicals
by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2016

The 1940s-60s is widely considered to be a Golden Age of movie musicals. With dynamic stars like Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Shirley Jones, Cyd Charisse and Fred Astaire lighting up the big screen time and time again, the years that followed the second World War undoubtedly brought us some of our most beloved classics. In 2002, a blockbuster called Chicago proved that the movie musical could be not only a commercial and critical success, but cool again. Since then, the world has seen a resurgence in a genre that was long-considered dead, bringing an American tradition back to the forefront of popular culture. This holiday season, the movie musical is back in full force with the critically-acclaimed La La Land, featuring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. With the arrival of perhaps the best movie musical in decades, we're bringing you an in-depth timeline of the past ten years in movie musicals. Are we in a second Golden Age? Decide for yourself!

BWW Interview: Russell Grant Talks STRICTLY and THE GOLDEN AGE OF DANCE
by Marianka Swain - Oct 28, 2016

Since winning hearts during his stint on Strictly Come Dancing, partnered by Flavia Cacace, actor and astrologer Russell Grant has starred in Hairspray, Grease and The Wizard of Oz. He's now hosting The Golden Age of Dance, a celebration of great dance numbers from classic films like Top Hat, Follow the Fleet, Swing Time and Shall We Dance, featuring a company of West End dancers and The Novello Orchestra. The show is at Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 13 November and Wales Millennium Centre on 15 November.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/9/16- BRIGADOON
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2016

Today in 1957, Brigadoon opened at the Adelphi Theatre, where it ran for 47 performances. Brigadoon is a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. Songs from the musical, such as 'Almost Like Being in Love' have become standards. The story involves two American tourists who stumble upon Brigadoon, a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every hundred years. Tommy, one of the tourists, falls in love with Fiona, a young woman from Brigadoon. The original production opened on Broadway in 1947 and ran for 581 performances. A 1954 film version starred Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse. A 1966 television version starred Robert Goulet and Peter Falk.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/13/16- BRIGADOON
by Stage Tube - Mar 13, 2016

Today in 1947, Brigadoon opened at the Ziegfeld Theatre, where it ran for 581 performances. Brigadoon is a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. It tells the story of a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every hundred years, though to the villagers, the passing of each century seems no longer than one night. Brigadoon then received a West End production opening in 1949 that ran for 685 performances, and many revivals followed. A 1954 film version starred Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse. A 1966 television version starred Robert Goulet and Peter Falk.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/8/16- Cyd Charisse
by Stage Tube - Mar 8, 2016

Happy Birthday, Cyd Charisse! Charisse began starring in films in the 1940s. Her roles usually focused on her abilities as a dancer, and she was paired with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly; her films include Singin' in the Rain (1952), The Band Wagon (1953), Brigadoon (1954) and Silk Stockings (1957). She stopped dancing in films in the late 1950s, but continued acting in film and television, and in 1992 made her Broadway debut.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/24/16- SILK STOCKINGS
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2016

Today in 1955, Silk Stockings opened at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 478 performances. Silk Stockings is a musical with a book by George S. Kaufman, Leueen MacGrath, and Abe Burrows and music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The musical is loosely based on the Melchior Lengyel story Ninotchka and the 1939 film adaptation it inspired. It ran on Broadway in 1955. This was the last musical that Porter wrote for the stage.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/9/15- BRIGADOON
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2015

Today in 1957, Brigadoon opened at the Adelphi Theatre, where it ran for 47 performances. Brigadoon is a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. Songs from the musical, such as 'Almost Like Being in Love' have become standards. The story involves two American tourists who stumble upon Brigadoon, a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every hundred years. Tommy, one of the tourists, falls in love with Fiona, a young woman from Brigadoon. The original production opened on Broadway in 1947 and ran for 581 performances. A 1954 film version starred Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse. A 1966 television version starred Robert Goulet and Peter Falk.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/13/15- BRIGADOON
by Stage Tube - Mar 13, 2015

Today in 1947, Brigadoon opened at the Ziegfeld Theatre, where it ran for 581 performances. Brigadoon is a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. It tells the story of a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every hundred years, though to the villagers, the passing of each century seems no longer than one night. Brigadoon then received a West End production opening in 1949 that ran for 685 performances, and many revivals followed. A 1954 film version starred Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse. A 1966 television version starred Robert Goulet and Peter Falk.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/8/15- Cyd Charisse
by Stage Tube - Mar 8, 2015

Happy Birthday, Cyd Charisse! Charisse began starring in films in the 1940s. Her roles usually focused on her abilities as a dancer, and she was paired with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly; her films include Singin' in the Rain (1952), The Band Wagon (1953), Brigadoon (1954) and Silk Stockings (1957). She stopped dancing in films in the late 1950s, but continued acting in film and television, and in 1992 made her Broadway debut.


Cyd Charisse Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Cyd Charisse been in?
Cyd Charisse has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Cyd Charisse been in?
Cyd Charisse has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Cyd Charisse's first West End show?
Cyd Charisse's first West End show was Charlie Girl which opened in 1986