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Jerome Kern

Also Credited As: Jerome D. Kern
 
Jerome Kern Headshot
Date of Birth: January 27, 1885
Date of Death: November 11, 1945 (60)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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[Broadway, 1948]
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[Broadway, 1946]
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[Broadway, 1932]
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Jerome Kern Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Musical Production
Jerome Kern, Show Boat
 
Olivier Awards - 1991 - Best Musical Revival Gold Star
Jerome Kern, Show Boat

Jerome Kern News

Photos: First Look at Robert Daws in Rehearsals for WODEHOUSE IN WONDERLAND Photo Photos: First Look at Robert Daws in Rehearsals for WODEHOUSE IN WONDERLAND
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2022

Get a first look at photos of Robert Daws in rehearsals for the UK premiere of William Humble’s play Wodehouse in Wonderland, directed by Robin Herford.

Review Roundup: KPOP Opens on Broadway! Photo Review Roundup: KPOP Opens on Broadway!
by Review Roundups - Nov 27, 2022

Critics have weighed in on KPOP, starring K-pop superstar Luna as MwE, directed by Teddy Bergman, with a book by Jason Kim, and music and lyrics by Max Vernon. KPOP officially opened on Sunday, November 27th at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

Arthur Darvill, Anoushka Lucas, and More Will Reprise Roles in West End Transfer of O Photo Arthur Darvill, Anoushka Lucas, and More Will Reprise Roles in West End Transfer of OKLAHOMA!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 23, 2022

Reprising their roles from the run at the Young Vic are Raphael Bushay (Mike), Arthur Darvill (Curly McLain), James Patrick Davis (Will Parker), Stavros Demetraki (Ali Hakim), Greg Hicks (Andrew Carnes), Rebekah Hinds (Gertie Cummings), Anoushka Lucas (Laurey Williams), Marie-Astrid Mence (Lead Dancer), Liza Sadovy (Aunt Eller) and Patrick Vaill (Jud Fry).

Review: SUSAN MACK Delivers an Introspective Evening in YESTERDAYS at Birdland Photo Review: SUSAN MACK Delivers an Introspective Evening in YESTERDAYS at Birdland
by Ricky Pope - Nov 15, 2022

We all love to reminisce. A trip down memory lane is highly satisfying. In fact, for those of us who are devotees of The American Songbook, reminiscing is sort of our gig. Susan Mack has made it the theme of her evening, SUSAN MACK: YESTERDAYS, which opened yesterday at Birdland. And Ms. Mack is, indeed a singer worth remembering. She has a voice as full-bodied as honey, with impeccable pitch and delicious taste in music. She put together a program of classy, often rueful tunes about days gone by, both hers and ours. As she points out, the beauty of calling a show YESTERDAYS is that you can sing anything written before today.

Tim Connell to Debut New Show ... AND SO IT GOES... at Pangea in December Photo Tim Connell to Debut New Show ... AND SO IT GOES... at Pangea in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2022

Critically acclaimed actor / singer / storyteller Tim Connell returns to Pangea for a third time this year with ‚Äú‚Ķ and so it goes‚Ķ‚ÄĚ. ¬†Two dates are set for December:¬† Thursday, December 8th at 7PM and Saturday, December 17th at 7PM.¬†

Review: HADESTOWN at Blumenthal Performing Arts Photo Review: HADESTOWN at Blumenthal Performing Arts
by Perry Tannenbaum - Nov 10, 2022

In a uniquely simpatico collaboration, composer-lyricist Anäis Mitchell and developer-director Rachel Chavkin have retold the Orpheus-Eurydice myth in a musical form that is slick and glitzy, with primal and profound truths lurking amid the razzle-dazzle.

Birdland Jazz Club And Birdland Theater Announce Thrilling November 2022 Lineup Photo Birdland Jazz Club And Birdland Theater Announce Thrilling November 2022 Lineup
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 21, 2022

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this November with a full slate of nightly performances! 

Susan Mack Debuts YESTERDAYS at Birdland Next Month Photo Susan Mack Debuts YESTERDAYS at Birdland Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Oct 17, 2022

Following her recent sold-out performances, Susan Mack returns to Birdland to debut Yesterdays, a new show with a diverse, uplifting and timeless set of Standards. These songs of yesterday transcend the era in which they were created; their messages and the emotions they elicit are still powerful, relatable, and relevant today.

Joan V√°zquez llevar√° FEELING GOOD a The Crazy Coqs en Londres Photo Joan V√°zquez llevar√° FEELING GOOD a The Crazy Coqs en Londres
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Oct 7, 2022

El actor contará con la colaboración de la británica Laura Pitt-Pulford en este concierto.

Tour Announced For The Premiere of WODEHOUSE IN WONDERLAND Photo Tour Announced For The Premiere of WODEHOUSE IN WONDERLAND
by Stephi Wild - Oct 5, 2022

Cahoots Theatre Company Ltd in association with Jamie Clark Theatre presents the UK premiere of William Humble's play Wodehouse in Wonderland, starring Robert Daws and directed by Robin Herford, on a UK Tour which opens at Malvern Theatres on 26 January 2023.  

Jerome Kern Videos

BWW TV: Watch Lilli Cooper, Laura Osnes & Javier Munoz Sing Irving Berlin on Liberty  Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Lilli Cooper, Laura Osnes & Javier Munoz Sing Irving Berlin on Liberty Island!

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2019

The Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island opened to the public today following a dedication ceremony presented by The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. The ceremony featured performances by Tony Award Nominee Laura Osnes, Tony Award Nominee Lilli Cooper and Javier Mu√Īoz. They paid tribute to Irving Berlin by performing some of his iconic songs including 'God Bless America,' 'Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor,''Shaking the Blues Away,' and 'Blue Skies' to celebrate the opening of this new museum.

VIDEO: Watch Jeremy Jordan Go Pop with a Rodgers and Hammerstein Classic! Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Jeremy Jordan Go Pop with a Rodgers and Hammerstein Classic!

by Stage Tube - Jan 14, 2019

The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization today launches R&H Goes Pop!', a new Youtube series aiming to preserve the legacy of Rodgers & Hammerstein by inspiring artists to interpret the R&H classics in a contemporary light.   

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals of MTH's SHOW BOAT Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals of MTH's SHOW BOAT

by Alan Henry - Oct 31, 2018

The MTH Theater has announced casting and additional details for its upcoming production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's landmark collaboration SHOW BOAT. The production is Directed by Jeff Church and features a 15 person ensemble led by Seth Jones and Elise Poehling in the roles of Gaylord Ravenal and Magnolia Hawks, respectively.

Welsh Diva Iris Williams Returns to Los Angeles Cabaret Scene Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

International song stylist Iris Williams returns to the Los Angeles cabaret scene in a one night only solo performance at Catalina's located on Hollywood's storied Sunset Boulevard on February 28 at 8:30pm.  During Ms. Williams' set, themed "Let the Music Begin," she interprets standards by the likes of Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein, Nat King Cole, Carole King, Ashford & Simpson and Edith Piaf. http://www.catalinajazzclub.com

Welsh Diva Iris Williams Returns to Los Angeles Cabaret Scene 2/28
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 19, 2017

International song stylist Iris Williams returns to the Los Angeles cabaret scene in a one night only solo performance at Catalina's located on Hollywood's storied Sunset Boulevard on February 28 at 8:30pm.  During Ms. Williams' set, themed "Let the Music Begin," she interprets standards by the likes of Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein, Nat King Cole, Carole King, Ashford & Simpson and Edith Piaf. http://www.catalinajazzclub.com

VIDEO: Neil Brand Discovers the Secrets Behind Great Musicals in New Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Musical theatre is a global phenomenon, drawing millions of fans every year to sell-out shows in the West End, on Broadway, and in cities across the world. And for writer and composer Neil Brand, the best musicals can stand shoulder to shoulder with any other art form.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/19/16 - SHOW BOAT
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2016

Today in 1946, the second Broadway revival of Showboat opened at the Ziegfeld Theatre, and ran for 418 performances. Show Boat is a musical in two acts with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. It was originally produced in New York in 1927 and in London in 1928, and was based on the 1926 novel of the same name by Edna Ferber. The plot chronicles the lives of those living and working on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi River show boat, from 1880 to 1927. The show's dominant themes include racial prejudice and tragic, enduring love.

STAGE TUBE: Rebecca Trehearn Sings 'Bill' From SHOW BOAT
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2016

Rebecca Trehearn, Julie in SHOW BOAT, performs 'Bill' from the show!

BWW TV: It Just Keeps Rollin' Along! Watch the First Trailer for West End-Bound SHOW BOAT
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 18, 2016

SHOW BOAT will be sailing from Sheffield to London when the Crucible's hit production transfers to the West End this spring. The Daily Mail writes that stars Gina Beck, Emmanuel Kojo and Rebecca Trehearn will move with Daniel Evans' production of the classic musical from April 9 at the New London Theatre. Olivier nominee Michael Xavier, who played 'Gaylord Ravenal' in the original production, will not reprise his role, as he will be starring opposite Glenn Close in SUNSET BOULEVARD at the London Coliseum. Check out a just-released trailer for the West End transfer below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/5/16 - SHOW BOAT
by Stage Tube - Jan 5, 2016

Today in 1946, the second Broadway revival of Showboat opened at the Ziegfeld Theatre, and ran for 418 performances. Show Boat is a musical in two acts with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. It was originally produced in New York in 1927 and in London in 1928, and was based on the 1926 novel of the same name by Edna Ferber. The plot chronicles the lives of those living and working on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi River show boat, from 1880 to 1927. The show's dominant themes include racial prejudice and tragic, enduring love.


Jerome Kern Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Jerome Kern written?
Jerome Kern has written 62 shows including The Cat and the Fiddle (Bookwriter), La Belle Paree (Composer), The Red Petticoat (Composer), Oh, I Say! (Composer), The Laughing Husband (Composer), 90 in the Shade (Composer), Nobody Home (Composer), The Girl from Utah (Composer), Cousin Lucy (Composer), Miss Information (Composer), Miss Information (Composer), Very Good Eddie (Composer), Ziegfeld Follies of 1916 (Composer), Theodore and Co (Composer), Miss Springtime (Composer), Have a Heart (Composer), Love o' Mike (Composer), Oh, Boy! (Composer), Leave It to Jane (Composer), Miss 1917 (Composer), Oh, Lady! Lady! (Composer), Toot-Toot! (Composer), Rock-a-Bye Baby (Composer), Head Over Heels (Composer), She's a Good Fellow (Composer), Zip! Goes a Million (Composer), The Night Boat (Composer), Hitchy-Koo [1920] (Composer), Sally (Composer), Good Morning Dearie (Composer), The Cabaret Girl (Composer), The Bunch and Judy (Composer), The Beauty Prize (Composer), Stepping Stones (Composer), Stepping Stones (Composer), Sitting Pretty (Composer), Dear Sir (Composer), Sunny (Composer), The City Chap (Composer), Criss Cross (Composer), Lucky (Composer), Show Boat (Composer), Blue Eyes (Composer), Sweet Adeline (Composer), The Cat and the Fiddle (Composer), Music in the Air (Composer), Roberta (Composer), Three Sisters (Composer), Gentlemen Unafraid (Composer), Mamba's Daughters (Composer), Very Warm for May (Composer), Ladies and Gentlemen, Jerome Kern (Music), Ladies and Gentlemen, Jerome Kern (Composer), Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood (Composer), Big Deal (Composer), Something Wonderful (Composer), Dream (Composer/Lyricist), Swing! (Composer/Lyricist), Elaine Stritch At Liberty (Composer), Never Gonna Dance (Composer), Stairway to Paradise (Sketches/Composer/Lyricist), Come Fly Away (Composer).

What awards has Jerome Kern been nominated for?
Outstanding Musical Production (Olivier Awards) for Show Boat and Best Musical Revival (Olivier Awards) for Show Boat .

What awards has Jerome Kern won?
Best Musical Revival (Olivier Awards) for Show Boat.