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Irving Berlin

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Date of Death: September 22, 1989 (101)

Birth Place: Tyumen, SIBERIA

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Irving Berlin's incredible songbook remains deeply engrained in the current musical landscape of the US, UK and beyond. Contemporary pop artists who have given their own stamp to his work include Lady Gaga, Bob Dylan, Gregory Porter, Rufus Wainwright, Billie Martin, Herb Alpert, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Michael Buble, Lily Frost, Sarah McLachlan and most recently Gwen Stefani on her 2017 Christmas album. His music continues to be widely featured in films, commercials and television shows. Lady Gaga sang "God Bless America" at 2017's Super Bowl Halftime Show, whilst Seth MacFarlane covered "Let's Face the Music and Dance" for animated movie Sing. Ad spots include Perry Como's cover of "It's A Lovely Day Today" for McDonalds (UK 2017) and Gregory Porter's brilliant version of "Puttin' on the Ritz" for Ritz crackers (UK 2015). His songs also frequently appear in popular TV shows, including the most recent series of America's Got Talent and BBC's Strictly Come Dancing. On stage, Holiday Inn had a successful run on Broadway in 2016, and a film of the stage production was recently shown in cinemas across the US and broadcast on PBS. Irving Berlin is published by Concord Music (North America) and Universal Music Publishing Group (rest of World). Show Licensing is managed by R&H Theatricals: A Concord Music Company.

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Irving Berlin Awards and Nominations


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Tony Awards - 1963 - Special Tony Award

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Tony Awards - 1951 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

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The thermometer in Brunswick Maine reads 85°F, but as one approaches the Pickard Theater, a band plays Christmas music outside, and inside the lights are twinkling; the halls are decked with garlands and wreaths; there is literally a forest of elegantly decorated trees, and there is a promise of snow in the air. This is, indeed, a white Christmas like no other. The brainchild of Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark, Maine Street Music Theatre has created “Christmas in July” with a spectacular production of Irving Berlin’s classic WHITE CHRISTMAS, directed and choreographed by Marc Robin as its centerpiece. This is a singular and sensational opportunity to experience a breathtaking Broadway musical in a beautiful fantasy setting. 
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Interview: 'So Much More Than Christmas': Stars of Irving Berlin's Classic Discuss WHITE CHRISTMAS

“There’s so much more to this show than just Christmas,” declares actress Kerry Conte, describing Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS, which receives its first ever production at Maine State Music Theatre beginning July 17.  “It’s one of those shows that has something for everyone,” adds co-star Will Ray.  “How lucky are we to spread a little Christmas cheer in July!” Ray, who plays Bob Wallace, and Conte, who portrays Betty Haynes, are enthusing about Maine State Music Theatre’s newest extravaganza: a spectacular, immersive production of the holiday classic that will transform the entire Pickard Theater and offer dazzling visual effects, breathtaking choreography, and stunning vocal and dance performances as it tells the beloved story in the irresistible language of live theatre.
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Spotlight: WHITE CHRISTMAS at MSMT

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BWW Q&A: Charis Leos on Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS at Maine State Music Theatre

We spoke to Charis Leos about appearing in Irving Berlin's White Christmas at Maine State Music Theatre!  Charis is a familiar face at MSMT, appearing in dozens of shows over the years,  beginning with Nunsense in 1997. Some favorite MSMT roles include Roz (9 to 5), Rose (Gypsy), Louise (Always, Patsy Cline), Paulette (Legally Blonde), Maggie (42nd Street), Madame Thenardier (Les Miserables), Chaperone (Drowsy Chaperone) and Dolly (Hello, Dolly!).
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Hawaii Performing Arts Festival Celebrates 20th Anniversary Beginning Next Week

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Music Theater Works Announces Cast And Creative Team For Rodgers And Hammerstein's CAROUSEL

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JIMMY BUFFETT'S ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Announced At The Gateway

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Irving Berlin FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Irving Berlin been in?

Irving Berlin has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Irving Berlin been in?

Irving Berlin has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Irving Berlin been nominated for?

Irving Berlin has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He received a Special Tony Award and was also nominated for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for the show "Call Me Madam" at the Tony Awards.

What awards has Irving Berlin won?

Irving Berlin has won the Special Tony Award and the Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre award at the Tony Awards for his work on the show "Call Me Madam".

How many shows has Irving Berlin written?

Irving Berlin has written 42 shows including Ziegfeld Follies of 1910 (Composer), Watch Your Step (Composer/Lyricist), Stop! Look! Listen! (Composer/Lyricist), Ziegfeld Follies of 1916 (Composer), The Century Girl (Composer), Dance and Grow Thin (Composer/Lyricist), The Cohan Revue of 1918 (Composer), Yip Yip Yaphank (Composer/Lyricist), Everything (Composer), The Canary (Composer), Ziegfeld Follies of 1919 (Composer/Lyricist), Afgar (Composer/Lyricist), Ziegfeld Follies of 1920 (Composer/Lyricist), Music Box Revue [1921] (Sketches), Music Box Revue [1922-23] (Composer/Lyricist), Music Box Revue [1923] (Composer/Lyricist), Music Box Revue [1924] (Composer/Lyricist), The Cocoanuts (Composer/Lyricist), Ziegfeld Follies of 1927 (Composer/Lyricist), Shoot the Works! (Composer), Face the Music (Composer/Lyricist), As Thousands Cheer (Composer), Louisiana Purchase (Composer/Lyricist), This Is the Army (Composer/Lyricist), Annie Get Your Gun (Composer), Miss Liberty (Composer/Lyricist), Call Me Madam (Composer), Mr. President (Composer), Peter Allen: Up in One (Composer/Lyricist), Barbara Cook: A Concert for the Theatre (Composer), Jerome Robbins' Broadway (Lyricist), The Cocoanuts (Composer), Fosse (Lyricist), Mr. President (Composer), Mostly Sondheim (Lyricist), Elaine Stritch At Liberty (Composer), Barbara Cook's Broadway! (Composer), Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Composer), Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (Composer), Stairway to Paradise (Sketches/Composer/Lyricist), Come Fly Away (Composer), Holiday Inn (Music and Lyrics).

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