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Dorothy Fields

 
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Date of Birth: July 15, 1905
Date of Death: March 28, 1974 (68)

Birth Place: USA

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Dorothy Fields Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1974 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Dorothy Fields, Seesaw
 
Tony Awards - 1966 - Best Conductor and Musical Director
Dorothy Fields, Sweet Charity
 
Tony Awards - 1959 - Best Musical Gold Star
Dorothy Fields, Redhead

Dorothy Fields News

See Andrew Barth Feldman, Lillias White & More Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo See Andrew Barth Feldman, Lillias White & More Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2022

Next week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Feinstein's/54 Below to Present WORK IN PROGRESS: THE NEXT GENERATION OF NEW WRITERS Photo Feinstein's/54 Below to Present WORK IN PROGRESS: THE NEXT GENERATION OF NEW WRITERS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Work in Progress: The Next Generation of New Writers. What’s more fun than gathering in Broadway’s living room to celebrate new writers?

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by Stephen Mosher - May 6, 2022

Deborah Grace Winer to Host SONGBOOK SUNDAYS Featuring Karen Ziemba, Sydney James Har Photo Deborah Grace Winer to Host SONGBOOK SUNDAYS Featuring Karen Ziemba, Sydney James Harcourt & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022

New programming created and hosted by Deborah Grace Winer celebrating the American Songbook will debut at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club next month. 

Robin McKelle To Perform At Scullers Jazz Club And Release New Single 'I Must Have Th Photo Robin McKelle To Perform At Scullers Jazz Club And Release New Single 'I Must Have That Man'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2022

Savvy songwriter and powerhouse vocalist Robin McKelle has announced her upcoming Boston performance at Scullers Jazz Club on April 23. This performance follows the release of the singer's new single, 'I Must Have That Man,' out now.

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Announces 2022/2023 Season Photo Maltz Jupiter Theatre Announces 2022/2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022

Broadway hits are back at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre this upcoming 2022/2023 season.  With a brand new facility built to entertain and inspire, this new season of shows will be nothing short of phenomenal!  

BWW Review: Standard Time with Michael Feinstein at Carnegie Hall by Guest Reviewer A Photo BWW Review: Standard Time with Michael Feinstein at Carnegie Hall by Guest Reviewer Andrew Poretz
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 10, 2022

Michael Feinstein recently played Carnegie Hall and Andrew Poretz joined Broadway World Cabaret (on loan from Sandi Durell's Theater Pizzazz) to report on the elegant evening.

Emerging Artists Theatre Announces Line-up For Week Three Of The NEW WORK SERIES Photo Emerging Artists Theatre Announces Line-up For Week Three Of The NEW WORK SERIES
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 3, 2022

Emerging Artists Theatre is pleased to announce the line-up for the final week of their bi-annual New Work Series. The three-week festival is currently running at TADA Theater until April 10.

Reservoir Announces New Deal For The Catalog Of Lyricist Larry Kusik Photo Reservoir Announces New Deal For The Catalog Of Lyricist Larry Kusik
by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2022

Reservoir Media, Inc., an award-winning independent music company, today announced a new deal for the catalog of the late lyricist Larry Kusik, best known for his collaborations on theme songs from blockbuster films like The Godfather and Romeo and Juliet.

BWW Review: Sam Gravitte Raises The Bar With SONGS THAT RAISED ME at Birdland Photo BWW Review: Sam Gravitte Raises The Bar With SONGS THAT RAISED ME at Birdland
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 8, 2022

For his first-ever solo show Sam Gravitte went all out, and it showed in every flawlessly perfect moment.

Dorothy Fields Videos

VIDEO: First Look at Signature Theatre's AFTER MIDNIGHT, Streaming Now VideoVIDEO: First Look at Signature Theatre's AFTER MIDNIGHT, Streaming Now
by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2021

Signature Theatre is now streaming its production of After Midnight, beginning today, June 13 and running through August 4, 2021. This exhilarating song and dance extravaganza is set to the swinging sounds of Duke Ellington, Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields, Harold Arlen and more and framed by the poems of Langston Hughes.

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For Signature Theatre's AFTER MIDNIGHT VideoVIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For Signature Theatre's AFTER MIDNIGHT
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2021

Signature Theatre will present After Midnight, running June 13 – August 4, 2021. This exhilarating song and dance extravaganza is set to the swinging sounds of Duke Ellington, Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields, Harold Arlen and more and framed by the poems of Langston Hughes.

Celebrating Black History Month: AFTER MIDNIGHT Brings Jazz Back to Broadway VideoCelebrating Black History Month: AFTER MIDNIGHT Brings Jazz Back to Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 11, 2021

Today we celebrate Black History Month by taking a closer look at After Midnight. Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, it played for 273 performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The revue is based on Cotton Club Parade, which ran in concert at Encores! in 2011 and 2012. The revue takes place 'after midnight' in New York's Harlem.

Broadway Rewind: AFTER MIDNIGHT Brings Jazz to Broadway in 2014 VideoBroadway Rewind: AFTER MIDNIGHT Brings Jazz to Broadway in 2014
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 8, 2020

Today we rewind to 2014 to take a closer look at After Midnight, which at the time featured special guest star Vanessa Williams. After Midnight, directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, played for 273 performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. 

Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: SWEET CHARITY VideoThrowing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: SWEET CHARITY
by Ben Rimalower - Apr 12, 2019

Like the rest of you, I've spent this week obsessing over 'Fosse Verdon' on FX and especially Gwen Verdon, played brilliantly on the series by Michelle Williams, in a performance that makes you want to reinvestigate what made Gwen so great. Sweet Charity is the perfect place to start. Gwen became a star and won her first Tony in a featured role in Can Can and she gained worldwide acclaim (and number 2 in a total of four Tonys) as Lola in Damn Yankees on stage and screen and of course there were many other shows and movies and TV appearances, but Sweet Charity was the show Bob Fosse (and Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields and Neil Simon) created just for her. She may have lost the Tony to Angela Lansbury in Mame, but Gwen got that iconic poster and all those songs.

VIDEO: On This Day, March 4- ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Returns To Broadway With A Bang VideoVIDEO: On This Day, March 4- ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Returns To Broadway With A Bang
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 4, 2019

On this day in 1999, an updated revival of the the classic musical Annie Get Your Gun opened at the Marquis Theatre!

VIDEO: On This Day, January 29- Broadway Falls In Love With SWEET CHARITY! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, January 29- Broadway Falls In Love With SWEET CHARITY!
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 29, 2019

Inspired by Federico Fellini's Nights of Cabiria, SWEET CHARITY explores the turbulent love life of Charity Hope Valentine, a hopelessly romantic but comically unfortunate dance hall hostess in New York City.

VIDEO: First Look at SWEET CHARITY at Marriott Theatre VideoVIDEO: First Look at SWEET CHARITY at Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2018

From the high-spirited bustling and gritty streets of 1960s New York City comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon, SWEET CHARITY, continuing Marriott Theatre's sensational 2018 season, running September 5 through October 28 with a press opening on Wednesday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire.

VIDEO: On This Day, January 29- SWEET CHARITY Dreams Her Dream on Broadway VideoVIDEO: On This Day, January 29- SWEET CHARITY Dreams Her Dream on Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 29, 2018

Today we remember the groundbreaking original production of Bob Fosse's Sweet Charity, which opened on Broadway on this day in 1966.

STAGE TUBE: Feel the Rhythm of Life with Highlights from Sutton Foster- Led SWEET CHARITY!
by Stage Tube - Nov 18, 2016

The New Group's SWEET CHARITY opens on Sunday, November 20, at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, and has been extended again through January 8. Below, check out highlights of the cast in action!


Dorothy Fields Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Dorothy Fields written?
Dorothy Fields has written 38 shows including Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic [1929] (Lyricist), Cotton Club Show (Lyricist), Cotton Club Show (Lyricist), Cotton Club Show (Lyricist), Blackbirds of 1928 (Lyricist), Hello, Daddy (Lyricist), The International Review (Composer), International Review (Lyricist), The Vanderbilt Revue (Lyricist), Shoot the Works! (Lyricist), Singin' the Blues (Lyricist), Stars in Your Eyes (Lyricist), Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1939 (Lyricist), Reunion in New York (Lyricist), Let's Face It! (Bookwriter), Something for the Boys (Bookwriter), Mexican Hayride (Bookwriter), Up in Central Park (Bookwriter), Annie Get Your Gun (Bookwriter), Arms and the Girl (Bookwriter), A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Lyricist), By the Beautiful Sea (Bookwriter), Redhead (Bookwriter), Sweet Charity (Lyricist), The Harold Arlen Songbook (Lyricist), Seesaw (Lyricist), Ain't Misbehavin' (Lyricist), Sugar Babies (Lyricist), Big Deal (Lyricist), Lucky in the Rain (Lyricist), Fosse (Lyricist), Swing! (Composer/Lyricist), Never Gonna Dance (Lyricist), Barbara Cook's Broadway! (Lyricist), Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (Lyricist), Stairway to Paradise (Sketches/Composer/Lyricist), Come Fly Away (Lyricist), After Midnight (Composer).

What awards has Dorothy Fields been nominated for?
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Seesaw Best Conductor and Musical Director (Tony Awards) for Sweet Charity and Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Redhead .

What awards has Dorothy Fields won?
Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Redhead.