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Jimmy McHugh

Also Credited As: James McHugh

Date of Death: May 23, 1969 (74)

Birth Place: Boston, MA, USA

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Frank Sinatra 'Platinum' Out Next Month to Celebrate 70th Anniversary Of Capitol Recordings

Available on 4LP, 2CD, and digital formats, the 44-track collection features a cross-section of Sinatra’s most beloved songs and sought-after rarities. From the swinging “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and ebullient “Come Fly With Me” to the breathtaking “Moonlight in Vermont” and torch song “Only The Lonely,” the set also includes unreleased tracks.


A rotating cast of Broadway talent shares some of the classics that have made the artform infamous for pulling at the heartstrings

Review: I CAN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE at Chinese Theatre

Susan Morgan Cooper's documentary, I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE, renders a candid and illuminating homage to one of the luminaries of The Great American Songbook ~ Jimmy McHugh. The film will be screened on June 27th at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA.

Review: The Best Birthday Party of the Year is COME CELEBRATE WITH MARILYN MAYE at 54 Below

COME CELEBRATE WITH MARILYN MAYE,  is ostensibly a celebration of her upcoming birthday. But it is so much more than that. It is a celebration of all the fans who have made Maye as loved and respected as she is. It is a two-way avenue of gratitude between an entertainer and those she entertains. It’s hard to say which is more delightful, the songs themselves, which are beautifully sung and acted, or the banter that feels as unscripted as a cocktail party. And Marilyn Maye is the most charming host of her own fête. Two weeks ago she performed with 80 musicians at a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall. But is this Marilyn, with only herself and her trio, that I prefer. An intimate evening of great songs and good-spirited bonhomie.

THE GREAT GATSBY World Premiere & More Set for Paper Mill Playhouse 2023-24 Season

Paper Mill Playhouse has revealed its 2023–2024 season of five musicals. See the full programming, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Elena Bennett & Fred Barton to Debut New Show WE KNOW A SWING OR TWO At Chelsea Table+Stage in February

Elena Bennett and Fred Barton will debut their new show, 'We Know A Swing Or Two,' at Chelsea Table+Stage on Tuesday, February 7.

Which Songs Have Appeared in Multiple Broadway Shows?

This month, the reader question was: 'Which songs have appeared in multiple Broadway shows?'

Broadway Streaming Guide: July 2022 - Where to Watch HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES & More New Releases!

From the new season of High School Musical: the Series to some Broadway favorites, such as Neil Patrick Harris, Lea Salonga, and Derek Klena, starring in new streaming shows, check out what's coming to streaming services this month! Look below to see what movies, television, music, and concerts you should tune into this July!

Composers Concordance Presents VARIATIONS

On Thursday, June 9th at 7pm at Greenwich House, Composers Concordance presents a piano-based concert entitled 'Variations,' focusing on Variation Form, including the myriad ways it remains central to music composition in the 21st century.

BWW Review: MICHAEL FEINSTEIN, St George's Bristol

The Great American Songbook is a constantly evolving canon that arguably spans almost 100 years of music. It is a collection that includes work by some of the greats of the music industry spanning decades but also genres. No one has encountered as many artists, pieces of music or indeed understands the collection quite like Michael Feinstein.

BWW Review: MARIA CORSARO: YOU TAUGHT MY HEART TO SING Puts Jazz Front and Center at Pangea

Maria Corsaro has teamed up with the wonderful Sue Matsuki, who in her directing debut has fashioned a tight and clever new show that showcases Maria Corsaro’s dark, rich voice in a series of songs that started life as jazz instrumentals and had lyrics added to them later, sometimes decades later. The show, YOU TAUGHT MY HEART TO SING, had its premiere last Saturday at Pangea. I was lucky enough to be in the audience. Corsaro has a lovely voice and chose a very ambitious set of tunes that for the most part show her off to great advantage. Besides being a fine jazz artist, Corsaro is a woman with a very big heart that she loves to share with her audience.

BWW Review: TONY YAZBECK Gloriously Dances Through Life at 54 Below

Tony Yazbeck's self-titled show is a celebration of motion. And make no mistake, dance is Tony Yazbeck’s native language. His entire demeanor alters when he begins to tap. His face lights up and his entire being exudes joy. If reincarnation exists, I want to come back with the ability to move as gracefully as Tony Yazbeck.

BWW Review: MICHAEL FEINSTEIN: SUMMERTIME SWING! Is a Lesson in Showmanship at Feinstein's 54 Below

I’m happy to report that SUMMERTIME SWING! is perfectly on-brand. Mr. Feinstein delivers some finely crafted gems from the Great American Songbook with his trademark energy and showmanship. I have seen Feinstein mostly in larger venues, and so the surprising element in this show was to see how intimately he engaged his audience in the cozier quarters of 54 Below. It was truly like being invited into his home. He had some expert help with the party. Mark McClean on drums and David Finck on bass are fantastic musicians. Tedd Firth on the piano was positively on fire in his creativity. The trio was a jazz lover's dream. It is a delight to hear musicians of this caliber do what they do.

Andy Farber & His Orchestra's "Early Blue Evening" is out today via ArtistShare

Andy Farber & his Orchestra, featuring vocalist Catherine Russell, present Early Blue Evening, due August 27, 2021 via ArtistShare

BWW Interview: Michael Feinstein of MICHAEL FEINSTEIN: SUMMERTIME SWING! Talks About The Great American Songbook and His Return to Feinstein's 54 Below

When it comes to the art of cabaret, no one has been more successful or more prolific than Michael Feinstein. His influence is literally everywhere you look. In three decades he has gone from a piano bar performer to one of the most driving forces in the music business, the impresario of a cabaret empire. He is an ambassador for the Great American Songbook and his work as an archivist of rare and forgotten scores is unparalleled.

BWW Review: THE BILLY STRITCH TRIO Brings the Jazz Back at Birdland

Billy Stritch has always embodied a suave elegance that evokes another era before tuxedos were replaced by ripped jeans and before cocktail hour was replaced by Netflix binges. His encyclopedic knowledge of The Great American Songbook is prodigious. He not only knows all the songs, he knows the history of them all. He is as stylish as the great pianists of that era: Oscar Peterson, Marion McPartland, Teddy Wilson, Art Tatum, and Dave Grusin. He is the upholder of a tradition that includes Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Doris Day, and Mel Tormé.

VIDEO: First Look at Signature Theatre's AFTER MIDNIGHT, Streaming Now

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.

BWW Review: JAZZ BRUNCH Is Not Your Mama's Open Mic at Pangea

Thanks to the successful vaccines and the re-opening of clubs and cabaret rooms, we are starting to see a slow return to the normality of gathering to hear the work of fellow artists. I was privileged to be at such a gathering this afternoon when I attended the PANGEA SUNDAY OPEN MIC & JAZZ BRUNCH. Jazz Brunch was created before the pandemic by multi-award-winning cabaret artist, Sue Matsuki and her awesome musical director and composer, Gregory Toroian. And it is back with a bang, playing to a sold-out house.

BWW Review: AFTER MIDNIGHT at Signature Theatre

After Midnight at Signature Theatre is a revue featuring the music of Harold Arlen, Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh, and DC’s own Duke Ellington, and is set around the poems of Langston Hughes. The show features some of DC’s finest talent including Nova Y. Payton (a Signature regular) and Hamilton star Christopher Jackson as well as a stacked and extremely enthralling ensemble. With direction by Jared Grimes and music direction by Mark G. Meadows, the show proved to be a roaring success with over-the-top performances, fabulous design, and swinging music.

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For Signature Theatre's AFTER MIDNIGHT

Signature Theatre will present After Midnight, running June 13 – 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.


Jimmy McHugh has written 22 shows including Cotton Club Show (Composer), Cotton Club Show (Composer), Cotton Club Show (Composer), Blackbirds of 1928 (Composer), Hello, Daddy (Composer), The International Review (Composer), International Review (Composer), The Vanderbilt Revue (Composer), Shoot the Works! (Composer), Singin' the Blues (Composer), Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1939 (Composer), The Streets of Paris (Composer), Keep Off the Grass (Composer), As the Girls Go (Composer), Strip For Action (Composer), Ain't Misbehavin' (Composer), Sugar Babies (Composer), Lucky in the Rain (Composer), Swing! (Composer/Lyricist), Never Gonna Dance (Lyricist), Stairway to Paradise (Sketches/Composer/Lyricist), After Midnight (Composer).

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