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Doris Day was an American actress, singer and animal-rights activist. She began her career as a big band singer in 1939, achieving commercial success in 1945 with two No. 1 recordings, "Sentimental Journey" and "My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time" with Les Brown and His Band of Renown. She left Brown to embark on a solo career and recorded more than 650 songs from 1947 to 1967.



Day was one of the greatest Hollywood film stars of the 1950s and 1960s. Her film career began during with Romance on the High Seas (1948). She starred in films of many genres, including musicals, comedies, dramas and thrillers. She played the title role in Calamity Jane (1953) and starred in Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) with James Stewart. Some of her best-known films are those in which she costarred with Rock Hudson, including Pillow Talk (1959), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She also worked with James Garner on both Move Over, Darling (1963) and The Thrill of It All (1963) and starred alongside Clark Gable, Cary Grant, James Cagney, David Niven, Ginger Rogers, Jack Lemmon, Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, James Garner and Rod Taylor in various films. After ending her film career in 1968, only briefly removed from the height of her popularity, she starred in her own television sitcom The Doris Day Show (1968–1973).

In 1989, Day was awarded the Golden Globe and the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement in Motion Pictures. In 2004, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2008, she received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award as well as a Legend Award from the Society of Singers. In 2011, she was awarded the Los Angeles Film Critics Association's Career Achievement Award. In 2011, Day released her 29th studio album, My Heart, which contained new material and became a UK Top 10 album. As of 2020, she was one of eight recording artists to have been the top box-office earner in the United States four times.


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Janis Paige, Original Star of THE PAJAMA GAME, Dies At Age 101

Theatre and film actress Janis Paige has passed away at the age of 101. 
Carrie Hope Fletcher Will Lead UK Tour of CALAMITY JANE, Ahead of West End Run

Carrie Hope Fletcher will lead an all new UK tour of Calamity Jane, which will tour the UK and Ireland from January 2025 prior to the West End.
Emerging Artists Theatre Now Accepting Submissions For Their Summer Spark Theatre Festival NYC

Emerging Artists Theatre is accepting submissions for the Summer Spark Theatre Festival NYC. The festival, showcasing works-in-progress across various artistic disciplines, will take place from September 9th to 29th, 2024 at the Chain Theater in New York City.
'The Glenn Miller Orchestra: 80th Anniversary Of The Army Air Force Band' Album Available Today

Marking the 80th Anniversary of Glenn Miller’s Army Air Force Band, Hindsight Records is excited to release the new historical album, The Glenn Miller Orchestra: 80th Anniversary Of The Army Air Force Band which contains fifteen hits newly recorded with strings.
Review: Linda Purl and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra Hit the Right Notes at Birdland

This reviewer was thrilled with the compelling performance of Linda Purl and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra on April 1st at Birdland Jazz Club.
Meet the Cast of CABARET AT THE KIT KAT CLUB, Beginning Previews Tonight on Broadway

The Kit Kat Club is now open! Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club, starring Academy Award and Tony Award winner Eddie Redmayne and introducing Gayle Rankin, begins previews tonight, April 1, at the August Wilson Theatre. Meet the cast of Cabaret here!
Review: FLYING HIGH Celebrates Female Vocalists at Birdland

FLYING HIGH kicked off women’s history month with a jazzy bang, honoring the great female jazz singers of the 40s and 50s at Birdland on March 9. The evening of song was based around an album produced by Jazz at the Ballroom, paying tribute to Rosemary Clooney, Doris Day, Billie Holiday and more.
Review: THE PAJAMA GAME at Lancaster Opera House

A breakdown of  union labor relations, abuse in the workplace and  demands for higher wages surely doesn't sound like the stuff of musical comedy. Unless you're speaking of the classic 1954 musical THE PAJAMA GAME, now playing at the Lancaster Opera House. 
DEADLY STAGES Off-Broadway Launches 'Guaranteed Fun, or Your Money Back'

Now playing at Theatre Row through March 16, Off-Broadway's DEADLY STAGES is launching their 'Guaranteed Fun, or Your Money Back' promise. Learn more about the initiative!
Emerging Artists Theatre's Spark Theatre Festival NYC To Return in March

Emerging Artists Theatre will return with its bi-annual Spark Theatre Festival NYC. Learn more about programming and see how to purchase tickets to the festival!
Review: The McCallum Theatre Hosts an Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth

From the moment her iconic voice could be heard singing a gentle ballad version of 'Que Sera Sera' from off-stage the audience could feel that familiar warmth of authenticity fill the entire theatre.  A friend, an ally, a spiritual powerhouse of talent was about to enter. When the gorgeous 4'11' frame dressed in a navy blue sequin knee-length dress, and silver three-inch bejeweled platform heels walked into the spotlight she was greeted by thunderous applause. With every word she sang of the 1956 Doris Day hit it felt like a large invisible hand reached out and captured all 1,127 people in attendance; we gladly remained there for the duration of the evening.
SEND ME NO FLOWERS Comes to the Metro Theatre Next Month

Metro Theatre has announced that Send Me No Flowers, directed by Emma Graveson is coming to the Metro Theatre from February 2-24, 2024.
Last Chance to Vote for the BWW Off-Broadway Awards; Voting Ends 12/31

It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
Review: DORIS, DOLLY AND THE DRESSING ROOM DIVAS, Oran Mor

Back by popular demand and sprinkled with seasonal glitter, this hugely entertaining show will leave you with a feel-good glow. Enjoy hilarious, heartbreaking, irreverent tales from the dressing rooms of Doris, Dolly, Judy and Liza with the filthiest Julie Andrews ever to grace the stage!
2 Weeks to Vote for the BWW Off-Broadway Awards!

There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards; TITANIQUE & More Lead

It's the final 3 weeks and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 11th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
Emerging Artists Theatre Now Accepting Submissions For Their Spring Spark Theatre Festival NYC

Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT) is seeking submissions for their Spring Spark Theatre Festival NYC. The festival is scheduled to run March 4th through March 24th, 2024 at the 28th Street Theater (TADA Theater) in the Flatiron district.
St. Louis Rep's It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play Leads BroadwayWorld's Holiday Guide: Must-See Central US Shows

As the festive season sweeps across the country bringing holiday cheer, BroadwayWorld is thrilled to present our selection of must-see shows for December. Check out our central US picks!
BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards December 5th Standings; Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
Review: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY at Le Son de la Terre

Callaway has a way of finding new depths to even though most familiar songs, exerting a warmth that Winter in Paris needs.

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