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Jimmy Durante

Date of Death: January 29, 1980 (86)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Original Broadway Production, 1940
The Fugitive


Clifton Fadiman



"Toscanini, Stokowski and Me" Conductor

Dr. Kildare

"Rhett, Scarlett & Ashley" Singer

Original Broadway Production, 1939

Original Broadway Production, 1936
Policy Pinkle

"Policy" Pinkle

Original Broadway Production, 1935

Claudius B. Bowers

Original Broadway Production, 1933
Husband in "External Triangle"

"Ooh, I'm Thinking" Performer

"On Any Street" Performer

"Hollywood, Park Avenue and Broadway" Performer

"Dinner at Ten" Performer

"An Old Hollywood Custom" Performer

"A Bit of Temperment" Performer


Mr. Duncan


Original Broadway Production, 1930
Jimmie Deegan

Jimmie Deegan

Original Broadway Production, 1929

Sombre Eyes

Jimmy Durante Productions

[Broadway, 1929]



Jimmy Durante News

Carol Sue Will Return To The Stage At Don't Tell Mama Next Month

Carol Sue will return to the stage at Don't Tell Mama, 10/31, 11/15 , and 12/10, following her sold out show at the Green Room last fall. Learn more about the upcoming shows and how to get tickets here!

Ricky Ritzel Will Perform in Gettysburg at 2024 Season Announcement

Gettysburg Community Theatre will announce their 2024 Season during their Mostly Broadway Cabaret on Friday, September 22, 2023. The performance will be led by Award-Winning NYC Cabaret Pianist, Ricky Ritzel. Learn more about the event here!

37th MAC Awards Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees Announced

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) has made its initial announcement of the upcoming 37th Annual MAC Awards. The awards presentation and show will take place on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 7:30 pm, at Peter Norton Symphony Space at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street in New York City. 

Review: ANYTHING GOES, The Barbican

No, no, it isn’t déjà vu: Anything Goes really is back at the Barbican less than a year after it last opened there.

MTC Announces Hot Summer Nights In-Person Cabaret Series

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre, announces the return of its summer cabaret series, MTC's Hot Summer Nights.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of April 12 - Joey Contreras' IN PIECES, and More!

This week's list includes Life at Hamilton, a memoir written by a bartender at the hit musical, In Pieces, featuring highlights from the new musical by Joey Contreras, and more!

BWW Exclusive: Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4- Spotlight on The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

On Tuesday, March 9, Dress Circle Publishing will release of THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4, the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Can't wait to get your hands on it? Let BroadwayWorld hold you over with a special sneak peek from a chapter all about The Jacobs Theatre.

San Diego Opera's Season Continues With A Holiday Concert Singalong And Drive-In Film Presentation Of ALL IS CALM

San Diego Opera has announced the continuation of its 2020-2021 season with a drive-in filmed encore presentation of the 2018 SDO production of All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 7 PM at the Del Mar Fairgrounds parking lot (2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.). Prior to the screening of the film will be a live concert of holiday favorites starring members of the San Diego Opera Chorus including a singalong that patrons can enjoy from the comfort and safety of their own car. 

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of November 9 - JAGGED LITTLE PILL Book, MOULIN ROUGE! Songbook, and More!

Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases! This week's list includes a book of stories behind the musical Jagged Little Pill, the Moulin Rouge! songbook, and more!

VIDEO: Kevin Chamberlin Performs 'Wood' from THE NEW YORKERS at City Center

In the latest installment, Kevin Chamberlain performs the number, 'Wood' in their 2017 production of Cole Porter's The New Yorkers!

BLOODY BRAINS IN A JUKE BOX is Coming to Coney Island USA

Dick D. Zigun, Artistic Director of Coney Island USA and Funhouse Philosophers, announces his latest production, Bloody Brains in a Juke Box, which will be presented Fridays thru Sundays, March 6-29, with an opening night scheduled for March 14.


Funhouse Philosophers, the resident experimental theater company at Coney Island USA announces its most ambitious project yet...

The New Cast Album of THE NEW YORKERS, the 1930 Cole Porter Musical Is Available Today

Ghostlight Records has announced that the new cast album of Cole Porter's The New Yorkers - The New York City Center Encores! 2017 Cast Recording is available on CD, digital and streaming formats today, Friday, December 6. The release is the first major cast album of the 1930 musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Herbert Fields, and based on a story by Peter Arno and E. Ray Goetz. The 2017 production from New York City Center (Arlene Shuler, New York City Center President & CEO) Encores! was directed by John Rando, with musical direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman and choreography by Chris Bailey.

Kay Cole And Barry Pearl Join Cast Of Group Rep's THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER

Kay Cole and Barry Pearl join the cast of the Group Rep's production of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's beloved farce THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, directed by Bruce Kimmel and produced by Doug Haverty.   The play runs December 6, 2019 through January 12, 2020 at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood, California.

Jim Beaver Joins The Cast Of The Group Rep's THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER

Jim Beaver joins the cast as Sheridan Whiteside in the Group Rep's production of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's beloved farce THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, directed by Bruce Kimmel and produced by Doug Haverty.  

CBS Announces Its Holiday Programming Lineup

CBS continues its merry tradition as a destination for special events during the holidays! Kicking off with THE THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE ON CBS, viewers will also be treated to animated holiday favorites, newly colorized classic series, festive musical performances and much more.

Coney Island USA Sci-Fi Rock Opera Holds Open Call For Celebrity Lookalikes

Dick D. Zigun, Artistic Director of Coney Island USA and Funhouse Philosophers, announces that Bloody Brains in a Juke Box, previously slated to begin performances on November 8, has been rescheduled for Spring, 2020 in order to allow for a special casting drive to discover celebrity look-alike actors to portray characters resembling Sidney Poitier, Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Coogan and Jayne Mansfield. Special auditions for these parts will be held at Coney Island USA at 1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn on Sunday, October 27 from 1 to 5pm. The new performance dates for the production will be Fridays thru Sundays, March 6-29, with an opening night scheduled for March 14.

Dance Now Announces Lineup For 2019 Festival Encore, September 26

DANCE NOW announces the lineup for the 2019 Festival ENCORE! The one-night-only performance will feature the 10 choreographers/companies selected by the DANCE NOW producers for having most successfully met the 2019 DANCE NOW Challenge: to create a clear and complete artistic statement in five minutes or less for the specifics of the stage at Joe's Pub. This year's Challenge winner is Nicole Vaughan-Diaz. As the Challenge winner, Vaughan-Diaz will receive a $1,500 stipend and a weeklong creative residency at DANCE NOW Silo on Kirkland Farm in Bucks County, PA. The ENCORE! program will be hosted by Deborah Lohse (aka TruDee).

Mark Nadler's THE OLD RAZZLE DAZZLE Comes to The Laurie Beechman Theatre

Mendacity and half-truths abound in the new, critically acclaimed musical solo work from internationally renowned pianist-singer, Mark Nadler. The Old Razzle Dazzle: An Evening of Lies, Lying and Liars will bow at the Laurie Beechman Theatre this fall on Wednesdays, Sept. 11th, 25th and Oct. 23rd at 7pm, and Oct. 30th at 9:30pm. The Laurie Beechman Theatre is at 407 West 42nd Street, in the rear and downstairs at the West Bank Café. Tickets may be purchased online at: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1008342. Tickets are $30, and there is a $20 food/beverage minimum per person.


Jimmy Durante has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

Jimmy Durante has not appeared in the West End

Jimmy Durante has written 1 shows including Stairway to Paradise (Sketches/Composer/Lyricist).

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