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Harold Arlen

 
Date of Birth: February 15, 1905
Date of Death: April 23, 1986 (81)

Birth Place: Buffalo, NY, USA

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Harold Arlen in 1980, New York City. Photo

Harold Arlen in 1980, New York City.

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Phillip Hoffman ( Harold Arlen), David Garrison (Irving Berlin) David Rasche ( Jimmy  Photo

Phillip Hoffman ( Harold Arlen), David Garrison (Irving Berlin) David Rasche ( Jimmy Van Heusen)

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Randy Guiaya makes his #mmLA debut with Harold Arlen's 'With the Sun Warm Upon Me' Photo

Randy Guiaya makes his #mmLA debut with Harold Arlen's 'With the Sun Warm Upon Me'

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Get Happy: Harold Arlen's Early Years Photo

Get Happy: Harold Arlen's Early Years

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Harold Arlen Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1958 - Best Musical
Harold Arlen, Jamaica

Harold Arlen News

New York Festival Of Song Opens 35th Season With HEROES At Kaufman Music Center, Sept Photo New York Festival Of Song Opens 35th Season With HEROES At Kaufman Music Center, September 28
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 17, 2022

New York Festival of Song (NYFOS), led by Artistic Director Steven Blier, opens its 2022-23 Mainstage Series with HEROES on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 8:00pm at Merkin Hall, co-presented by Kaufman Music Center.

Ben Jones Returns to 54 Below with I THINK WE SHOULD SEE OTHER PEOPLE Photo Ben Jones Returns to 54 Below with I THINK WE SHOULD SEE OTHER PEOPLE
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 12, 2022

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Ben Jones in I Think We Should See Other People on August 25, 2022.

Urbanite Theatre Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring a World Premiere, Regional Prem Photo Urbanite Theatre Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring a World Premiere, Regional Premiere & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 11, 2022

Urbanite Theatre, Sarasota, Florida's premiere destination for bold, contemporary black-box theater, announced its 2022-23 season, which includes four main productions and two special engagements.

In Concert: THE WIZARD OF OZ FANTASY  Comes to St. John's In The Village This Month Photo In Concert: THE WIZARD OF OZ FANTASY Comes to St. John's In The Village This Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2022

Renowned concert pianists Donna Weng Friedman and David Oei are celebrating the 83rd anniversary of The Wizard of Oz world premiere and official release by performing a toe-tapping, hum-inducing virtuoso piano duet called The Wizard of Oz Fantasy, written by William Hirtz.

Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Keystone Theatrics At Allenberry Playhouse Photo Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Keystone Theatrics At Allenberry Playhouse
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 8, 2022

When Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg put THE WIZARD OF OZ together, they knew they had a good thing. So did the studio. And audiences knew it, too. There's still a crowd that will show for any public performance of the movie, especially if it's a sing-along. It's this popularity that turned the movie into a stage musical, to keep the magic going.

Ben Jones to Return to 54 Below This Month With I THINK WE SHOULD SEE OTHER PEOPLE Photo Ben Jones to Return to 54 Below This Month With I THINK WE SHOULD SEE OTHER PEOPLE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2022

54 BELOW will present Ben Jones in I Think We Should See Other People on August 25, 2022. Ben Jones returns to 54 Below with a funny, moving and deeply personal evening of classic standards, soaring showstoppers and modern hits, punctuated with raucous, side-splitting and devastatingly honest stories from his own love life.

See Jason Robert Brown & Shoshana Bean, the Four Alternate Queens of SIX and More at  Photo See Jason Robert Brown & Shoshana Bean, the Four Alternate Queens of SIX and More at 54 Below in August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2022

Next month, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. See Jason Robert Brown & Shoshana Bean, John Lloyd Young and more.

UNDER THE BIG TOP is Coming to Don't Tell Mama in August Photo UNDER THE BIG TOP is Coming to Don't Tell Mama in August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 12, 2022

Join Rachel Murdy and Bibi the Chihuahua, Peter Szep, Julio A. Mascaro, Matthew Milligan and special guest Joey the Clown for UNDER THE BIG TOP at Don't Tell Mama, 7PM Friday August 5th.

FreeFall Announces 2022/2023 Season Photo FreeFall Announces 2022/2023 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jul 11, 2022

Subscriptions and single tickets are now on sale for freeFall's 2022/2023 season. Two world premieres, the return of a holiday favorite, A Sherlock Holmes adventure, A Neil Simon romantic comedy and an exciting co-production with our friends at Ebony Rep in Los Angeles makes up just some of the exciting programming Tampa Bay audiences can experience for as low as $29 a month.

Merola Opera Program Kicks Off 2022 Summer Festival With A Celebration Of American So Photo Merola Opera Program Kicks Off 2022 Summer Festival With A Celebration Of American Song
by Grace Cutler - Jul 9, 2022

San Francisco’s acclaimed Merola Opera Program, one of the most prestigious and selective opera training programs in the world, kicks off its historic 2022 Summer Festival with A Celebration of American Song, an exuberant recital curated by Grammy Award winner Craig Terry.

Harold Arlen Videos

VIDEO: Meet The Women Of BLUES IN THE NIGHT At Porchlight Music Theatre VideoVIDEO: Meet The Women Of BLUES IN THE NIGHT At Porchlight Music Theatre
by Stage Tube - Feb 23, 2022

Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre latest mainstage production the ‚ÄúBest Musical‚ÄĚ Tony Award-nominated Blues in the Night, conceived by Sheldon Epps, with the music of Bessie Smith, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Vernon Duke, Gordon Jenkins, Alberta Hunter and others, is now playing through March 13 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek of BLUES IN THE NIGHT at Ebony Reptertory Theatre VideoVIDEO: Sneak Peek of BLUES IN THE NIGHT at Ebony Reptertory Theatre
by Gigi Gervais - Nov 20, 2021

Set in 1948 in a Chicago hotel that has seen better days, the interwoven stories of BLUES IN THE NIGHT evoke the misery and humor of life, love and the dogged determination to do more than just survive. The drama reveals itself through glorious songs by Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Alberta Hunter, Harold Arlen, Jimmy Cox, Ida Cox and more.

VIDEO: Brandon Victor Dixon Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! VideoVIDEO: Brandon Victor Dixon Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Aug 11, 2021

Watch as Richard Ridge chats with Brandon Victor Dixon, who will bring Broadway to the Hamptons tomorrow, August 12, with Broadway Out East.

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 ‚Äď 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.

VIDEO: Renee Fleming Performs 'Adieu, notre petite table' in Rehearsal For Upcoming P VideoVIDEO: Renee Fleming Performs 'Adieu, notre petite table' in Rehearsal For Upcoming Performance
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2020

A video was released of Soprano Renée Fleming, accompanied by Robert Ainsley, singing a?oeAdieu, notre petite tablea?? from Masseneta??s Manon in a rehearsal for her August 1 performance.

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. 

VIDEO: Georgia Stitt Releases New Song 'STOP' Featuring Sutton Foster VideoVIDEO: Georgia Stitt Releases New Song 'STOP' Featuring Sutton Foster
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2020

Sutton Foster is featured on Georgia Stitt's new song, STOP, which has just been released from her album A Quiet Revolution. 

BWW Exclusive: Conversations and Music with Michael Feinstein- The Wizard of Oz VideoBWW Exclusive: Conversations and Music with Michael Feinstein- The Wizard of Oz
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 27, 2020

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce that we have partnered with musical legend Michael Feinstein for an up-close and personal daily series- Conversations and Music. Over the next few weeks, check back to watch as Michael showcases his collection of memorabilia and archives along with stories and songs from Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, the Great American Songbook and much more. Some episodes will even include music from his piano in his studio!


Harold Arlen Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Harold Arlen written?
Harold Arlen has written 28 shows including Cotton Club Parade (Composer), The Wizard of Oz (Composer), Rhyth-Mania (Composer), Blackberries of 1931 (Composer), Earl Carroll's Vanities [1930] (Composer), You Said It (Composer), Earl Carroll's Vanities [1932] (Composer), Cotton Club Parade (Composer), George White's Music Hall Varieties [1932] (Composer), Cotton Club Parade (Composer), Cotton Club Parade (Composer), Life Begins at 8:40 (Composer), Hooray For What! (Composer), Star and Garter (Composer), Bloomer Girl (Composer), St. Louis Woman (Composer), House of Flowers (Composer), Jamaica (Composer), Saratoga (Composer), The Harold Arlen Songbook (Composer), The Wizard of Oz (Composer), Barbara Cook: A Concert for the Theatre (Composer), Dream (Composer/Lyricist), Swing! (Composer/Lyricist), Mostly Sondheim (Composer), Come Fly Away (Composer), After Midnight (Composer), A Star is Born (Music & Lyrics).

What awards has Harold Arlen been nominated for?
Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Jamaica .