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Fred Astaire

Date of Death: June 22, 1987 (88)

Birth Place: Omaha, NE, USA

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Astaire's career in stage, film, and television spanned 76 years. He starred in more than 10 Broadway and West End musicals, made 31 musical films, four television specials, and numerous recordings. As a dancer, he was known for his uncanny sense of rhythm, creativity, and tireless perfectionism. Astaire's most memorable dancing partnership was with Ginger Rogers, whom he co-starred with in 10 Hollywood musicals during the classic age of Hollywood cinema. Astaire and Rogers starred together in Top Hat (1935), Swing Time (1936), and Shall We Dance (1937).

Astaire's fame grew in films like Holiday Inn (1942), Easter Parade (1948), The Band Wagon (1953), Funny Face (1957), and Silk Stockings (1957). The American Film Institute named Astaire the fifth-greatest male star of Classic Hollywood cinema in 100 Years... 100 Stars.


Original Broadway Production, 1932

Original Broadway Production, 1931

"The Beggar Waltz"

The Demonstrator

Simpson Cater


"I Love Louisa"

"New Sun in the Sky"

"Sweet Music"

"White Heat"

For Good Old Nectar

Original Broadway Production, 1930
Bob Hastings

[West End]
London Production, 1928
Jimmy Reeve

Original Broadway Production, 1927
Jimmy Reeve

Original Broadway Production, 1924

Dick Trevor

Original Broadway Production, 1922
Gerald Lane


Original Broadway Production, 1922
Teddy Lawrence

Richard Kolnar

Original Broadway Production, 1919



Fred Astaire Productions

[Broadway, 1925]

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Review: MAX RAABE & PALAST ORCHESTER Brings Glamour to Carnegie Hall

This reviewer was completely enchanted by the sheer joy of Max Raabe's musical performance on Thursday, March 21st at Carnegie Hall. Time travel may not be possible in reality, but it certainly felt like stepping into the late 1920’s and  early 1930’s.
Interview: Chatting With Jack Plotnick, Co-Writer Of DISASTER! THE MUSICAL

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Interview: Nicolas Dromard & Desiree Davar of NIC AND DESI at Green Room 42

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Video: The Best of Donna McKechnie

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Asheville Musical Theatre Reveals 2024 Season

After a sold-out inaugural season, Asheville Musical Theatre will kick off its 2024 season soon. This season will feature three musicals, all produced in the heart of Asheville's downtown, and all focused on highlighting the local vibrant artistic community. Learn more about the full lineup here!
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Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club and 2022 Tony Awards Honoree for Excellence in the Theatre, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. Learn more about the performances here!
Photos: Mary Kate Morrissey Shares Photos from Rehearsals for WICKED on Broadway

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Holly Macve Releases New EP 'Time Is Forever'

Holly Macve has released her first new project in almost three years - a five-track EP titled Time Is Forever. Marking a new beginning for the Irish-born, Yorkshire-raised songwriter, the EP is spearheaded by new single ‘Dreamer', and available now via Loving Memory Records / Believe.
Cast Members From HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO, HAMILTON, MJ & More to Join AT THIS PERFORMANCE... at The Green Room 42

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... returns to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys, Understudies, and Alternates from HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO, HAMILTON, HARMONY, MJ THE MUSICAL, and KIMBERLY AKIMBO. Join us on Monday, February 19th at 7 PM for an evening of Broadway talent.


How many Broadway shows has Fred Astaire been in?

Fred Astaire has appeared on Broadway in 11 shows.

How many West End shows has Fred Astaire been in?

Fred Astaire has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Fred Astaire's first West End show?

Fred Astaire's first West End show was Funny Face which opened in 1928

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