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Marshall Barer

 
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Date of Birth: February 19, 1923
Date of Death: August 25, 1998 (75)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Michael Feinstein Brings the Great American Songbook to the Lied Center Photo Michael Feinstein Brings the Great American Songbook to the Lied Center
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 2, 2022

Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, five-time GRAMMY-nominated entertainer dubbed 'The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,' is one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200+ shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. Through his live performances, recordings, film and television appearances, and his songwriting, Feinstein is an all-star force in American music.

Cast Announced for Theo Ubique's ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Photo Cast Announced for Theo Ubique's ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2022

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre’s third show of the 2021-’22 season will be the hilarious musical comedy ONCE UPON A MATTRESS – a rowdy and mildly adult twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea.”

BWW Review: MICHAEL FEINSTEIN: SUMMERTIME SWING! Is a Lesson in Showmanship at Feinst Photo BWW Review: MICHAEL FEINSTEIN: SUMMERTIME SWING! Is a Lesson in Showmanship at Feinstein's 54 Below
by Ricky Pope - Aug 28, 2021

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.

BWW Interview: Michael Feinstein of MICHAEL FEINSTEIN: SUMMERTIME SWING! Talks About  Photo BWW Interview: Michael Feinstein of MICHAEL FEINSTEIN: SUMMERTIME SWING! Talks About The Great American Songbook and His Return to Feinstein's 54 Below
by Ricky Pope - Aug 19, 2021

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 Interview: Rebecca Luker on Life Since Her ALS Diagnosis and How She's Lending He Photo BWW Interview: Rebecca Luker on Life Since Her ALS Diagnosis and How She's Lending Her Voice for a Cure
by Stephi Wild - Jun 16, 2020

Last year, Rebecca Luker was diagnosed out of nowhere with ALS, a fatal neurodegenerative disease closely related to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Now she chats with BroadwayWorld about life since her diagnosis and how you can help.

BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO ONCE UPON A MATTRESS at Swift Creek Mill Theatre Photo BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO ONCE UPON A MATTRESS at Swift Creek Mill Theatre
by Susan Haubenstock - May 18, 2020

Swift Creek Mill has had a lot of eras that could be called golden, but for me the period around 2008 was memorable. In particular, I recall loving their production that year of a?oeOnce Upon a Mattress.'

STAGE TUBE: On This Day, May 11 - ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Opens On Broadway Photo STAGE TUBE: On This Day, May 11 - ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Opens On Broadway
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2020

Today in 1959, Once Upon a Mattress opened at the Phoenix Theatre, where it ran for 244 performances. Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Once Upon A Mattress marked the Broadway debut of later stage and TV legend Carol Burnett, who originated the role of Princess Winnifred. Also featured were Joseph Bova, Allen Case, Jack Gilford and Matt Mattox. Jane White played the role of Queen Aggravain, becoming the first African-American actress to portray a white character on the Broadway stage.

BWW Review: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, Upstairs At The Gatehouse Photo BWW Review: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, Upstairs At The Gatehouse
by Cindy Marcolina - Mar 8, 2020

Mary Rodger's (yes, daughter of that Richard Rodgers) 1959 musical Once Upon a Mattress makes an appearance in Highgate in a revival that, unfortunately, looks old and stuffy despite all the talent on stage.

Michael Feinstein Sings Gershwin at Van Wezel With WHO CAN ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE? Photo Michael Feinstein Sings Gershwin at Van Wezel With WHO CAN ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE?
by Stephi Wild - Jan 29, 2020

Michael Feinstein has built a dazzling career over the last three decades bringing the music of the Great American Songbook to the world. From recordings that have earned him five Grammy Award nominations to his Emmy nominated PBS-TV specials, his acclaimed NPR series and concerts spanning the globe a?" in addition to his appearances at iconic venues such as The White House, Buckingham Palace, Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall and Sydney Opera House a?" his work as an educator and archivist define Feinstein as one of the most important musical forces of our time. Don't miss An Evening with Michael Feinstein Singing Gershwin a?" live at the Van Wezel on Thursday, February 20 at 8 p.m.!

BWW Review: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS IN CONCERT at Young Artists Of America At Strathmore Photo BWW Review: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS IN CONCERT at Young Artists Of America At Strathmore
by Russell Smouse - Oct 29, 2019

Young Artists of America put together an impressive concert performance of Mary Roger's and Marshall Barer's Once Upon a Mattress Conducted by Kristofer Sanz, Vocal Directed by Rolando Sanz and Narrated and directed for the stage by Leayne Dempsey.

Marshall Barer Videos

VIDEO: On This Day, December 19 - Sarah Jessica Parker Returns to Broadway in ONCE UP VideoVIDEO: On This Day, December 19 - Sarah Jessica Parker Returns to Broadway in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 19, 2018

On this day in 1996, film and television star, Sarah Jessica Parker made her big Broadway return as Princess Winnifed in a revival of the fractured fairytale Once Upon A Mattress!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/11/16- ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2016

Today in 1959, Once Upon a Mattress opened at the Phoenix Theatre, where it ran for 244 performances. Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Once Upon A Mattress marked the Broadway debut of later stage and TV legend Carol Burnett, who originated the role of Princess Winnifred. Also featured were Joseph Bova, Allen Case, Jack Gilford and Matt Mattox. Jane White played the role of Queen Aggravain, becoming the first African-American actress to portray a white character on the Broadway stage.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/19/15- ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2015

Today in 1996, the first Broadway revival of Once Upon a Mattress opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it ran for188 performances. Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Once Upon A Mattress marked the Broadway debut of later stage and TV legend Carol Burnett, who originated the role of Princess Winnifred.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/11/15- ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2015

Today in 1959, Once Upon a Mattress opened at the Phoenix Theatre, where it ran for 244 performances. Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Once Upon A Mattress marked the Broadway debut of later stage and TV legend Carol Burnett, who originated the role of Princess Winnifred. Also featured were Joseph Bova, Allen Case, Jack Gilford and Matt Mattox. Jane White played the role of Queen Aggravain, becoming the first African-American actress to portray a white character on the Broadway stage.

VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 7 - Nobody Does It Like Carol Burnett & Alan Alda!
by Robert Diamond - Dec 19, 2014

For Day 7 of BroadwayWorld's 12 Days of Christmas 'video finds,' we present Carol Burnett and Alan Alda. They both boast Broadway pedigrees.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/19- ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2014

Today in 1996, the first Broadway revival of Once Upon a Mattress opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it ran for188 performances. Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Once Upon A Mattress marked the Broadway debut of later stage and TV legend Carol Burnett, who originated the role of Princess Winnifred.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/11- ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2014

Today in 1959, Once Upon a Mattress opened at the Phoenix Theatre, where it ran for 244 performances. Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Once Upon A Mattress marked the Broadway debut of later stage and TV legend Carol Burnett, who originated the role of Princess Winnifred. Also featured were Joseph Bova, Allen Case, Jack Gilford and Matt Mattox. Jane White played the role of Queen Aggravain, becoming the first African-American actress to portray a white character on the Broadway stage.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/19- ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2013

Today in 1996, the first Broadway revival of Once Upon a Mattress opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it ran for188 performances. Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Once Upon A Mattress marked the Broadway debut of later stage and TV legend Carol Burnett, who originated the role of Princess Winnifred.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Jackie Hoffman & More in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 25, 2013

Transport Group, the Drama Desk, Outer Critics, and OBIE award-winning theatre company, just presented a one-night-only, all-star concert of the acclaimed 1959 Broadway classic musical Once Upon A Mattress at the The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre in The Pershing Square Signature Center. Leading the company were Jackie Hoffman as Princess Winnifred and John 'Lypsinka' Epperson as Queen Aggravain with Danny Burstein (Follies) as King Sextimus, Tony nominee John Cariani (Fiddler on the Roof) as The Jester, Jill Paice (Curtains) as Lady Larken, Drama Desk nominee Lewis Cleale (The Book of Mormon) as Sir Harry, OBIE winner Jonathan Hammond (The Boys in the Band) as The Wizard, Stanley Bahorek (Queen of the Mist) as The Minstrel, and Drama Desk nominee David Rossmer (Peter and the Starcatcher) as Prince Dauntless. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the special concert below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/19- ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2012

Today in 1996, the first Broadway revival of Once Upon a Mattress opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it ran for188 performances. Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Once Upon A Mattress marked the Broadway debut of later stage and TV legend Carol Burnett, who originated the role of Princess Winnifred.


Marshall Barer Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Marshall Barer written?
Marshall Barer has written 7 shows including Walk Tall (Lyricist), Once Over Lightly (Lyricist), Pleasure Dome (Lyricist), New Faces of 1956 (Lyricist), Once Upon a Mattress (Bookwriter), The Mad Show (Lyricist), Pousse-Café (Lyricist).