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Maury Yeston is a Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, and writer who has made a significant impact on the world of musical theater. Born on October 23, 1945, in Jersey City, New Jersey, Yeston was raised in a musical family and began studying piano at a young age. He attended Yale University, where he earned a degree in music theory and composition, and later earned a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Cambridge.

Yeston's first major success in musical theater came in 1982 with the debut of his show "Nine." Based on Federico Fellini's film "8½," "Nine" tells the story of a famous film director struggling to find inspiration for his next project. The show was a critical and commercial success, earning Yeston two Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical. The show was later adapted into a film in 2009, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Penélope Cruz, and Marion Cotillard.

In 1989, Yeston wrote the music and lyrics for "Grand Hotel," which was based on the novel by Vicki Baum and the subsequent film adaptation. Set in a luxurious Berlin hotel during the 1920s, "Grand Hotel" features a large ensemble cast and explores the lives of the guests and staff over the course of a single weekend. The show received mixed reviews but was a box office success and earned Yeston another Tony nomination for Best Original Score.

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Exclusive: Go Inside Rehearsals for the GRAND HOTEL 35th Anniversary Reunion Concert

Get a look inside rehearsals for Grand Hotel: The 35th Anniversary Original Broadway Cast Reunion Concert at 54 Below in the video here!

GRAND HOTEL 35TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION, Alysha Umphress, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club and 2022 Tony Awards Honoree for Excellence in the Theatre, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. Learn more about the performances here!

Isabelle Georges Stars In OH LÀ LÀ! A Passionate Journey Through The French Repertoire And Beyond At 54 Below

Isabelle Georges' will bring her journey through the French repertoire in 'OH LÀ LÀ!' to 54 Below on February 22nd.

Andre De Shields, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED, and More To Play 54 Below Next Week

Check out the lineup at 54 Below next week here!

Interview: Isabelle Georges Explores the French Repertoire in OH LÀ LÀ! at 54 Below

French singer Isabelle Georges is returning to New York City with a new show, OH LÀ LÀ, her most intimate yet. The divine performer is playing at 54 Below on Thursday February 22nd at 9:30 pm. BroadwayWorld's Stephen Mosher said watching her is like being 'in the eye of the hurricane, and you will never want to leave.'

Student Blog: My Goals For 2024

I'm looking forward to seeing what this last semester has in store for me, and I'm excited for what will come my way after I graduate. I hope you all have a fun, exciting semester, and that you accomplish any goals you may have!

BWW Q&A: Maelyn Jarmon on THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Core Theatre Group

Maelyn Jarmon (Season 16 winner of “The Voice”) and Clay Singer (National Tour of The Band’s Visit) will star in three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown’s THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Core Theatre Group, directed by Jessica McRoberts, with music direction by Paul Peglar. THE LAST FIVE YEARS will play Thursday, February 22nd through Sunday, February 25th, at The Drowned Lands (252 State School Road, Warwick, NY).

Photos: Danny Burstein, Michael R. Jackson And More Turn Out for the 2024 Kleban Prize Ceremony!

The Kleban Foundation has announced the recipients of the 34th annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre. The 2024 Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Rona Siddiqui. See photos from inside the ceremony!

BWW Q&A: Clay Singer of THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Core Theatre Group

Maelyn Jarmon (Season 16 winner of “The Voice”) and Clay Singer (National Tour of The Band’s Visit) will star in three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown’s THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Core Theatre Group, directed by Jessica McRoberts, with music direction by Paul Peglar.

Broadway Buying Guide: February 5, 2024- Get Tickets to SWEENEY TODD, HADESTOWN and More

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, February 5, 2024.

Danny Burstein, Andrea Martin & More to Join 34th Annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre Ceremony

The Kleban Foundation will present the 34th annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre on Monday, February 5 at 4PM in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI at New World Stages.

Ramin Karimloo, Chuck Cooper, Judy Kuhn & More Join Encores! TITANIC

NEW YORK CITY CENTER announced additional casting for Encores! Titanic, the final production of the 30th Encores! series. Check out who has joined the star-studded line-up!

54 Below to Celebrate Valentine's Day With Countess Luann, Alton Fitzgerald White & More

Celebrate Valentine's Day at 54 Below with Countess Luann, Alton Fitzgerald White, A Broadway Valentine's Day, and more! Learn how to purchase tickets!

Rona Siddiqui and Lisa Loomer Receive 2024 Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre

The Kleban Foundation has announced the recipients of the 34th annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre. The 2024 Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Rona Siddiqui. The 2024 Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to  Lisa Loomer.

MY FAVORITE THINGS Concert, Featuring Audra McDonald, Julian Ovenden, Aaron Tveit, and More, Will Come to Cinemas This February

CinemaLive has announced a new season of musical events to play in 475 cinemas across the UK and Ireland in 2024, including My Favorite Things, starring Audra McDonald, Julian Ovenden, Aaron Tveit, and more. Check out the full slate here!

Broadway Records Founder Van Dean To Launch New Label, Center Stage Records

Broadway Records Founder Van Dean is set to launch a new label called Center Stage Records, expanding his influence in the entertainment industry.

OUR BORN-THIS-MONTH FEATURE FOR JANUARY SALUTES... GUESS WHO!

Every month, we take a moment to honor someone among those having a birthday that month who has made a real mark in the entertainment world .  January's birthday salute goes to a sensation on the stages of theatres and cabaret. With a click, you can see who it is and then see how much you know about their by taking our multiple-choice quiz.

White Plains Performing Arts Center Presents Linda Eder, January 20

White Plains Performing Arts Center will present Linda Eder on Saturday, January 20 at 7:30pm. 

Jill Paice, John Hillner & More to Star in Industry Readings of BRILLIANCE, Based on the life of Frances Farmer

Musical Brilliance, LLC, will present private industry readings (by invitation only) of Brilliance, a musical based on the life of Frances Farmer, with book by Lance Lewman, music and lyrics by Lance Lewman & Kristan King, and additional music by Gabriel Kane.

THE VOICE Winner Maelyn Jarmon to Star in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Core Theatre Group

Maelyn Jarmon (Season 16 winner of “The Voice”) and Clay Singer (National Tour of The Band’s Visit) will star in three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown’s THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Core Theatre Group.

Maury Yeston FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Maury Yeston has written 10 shows including In the Beginning (Composer/Lyricist), Nine (Composer/Lyricist), Goya (Composer/Lyricist), One Two Three Four Five (Composer/Lyricist), Grand Hotel (Composer/Lyricist), Phantom (Composer/Lyricist), Titanic (Composer), Death Takes a Holiday (Composer), December Songs (Composer/Lyricist), Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Songs of Maury Yeston (Composer/Lyricist).

Maury Yeston has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He has received nominations for Outstanding Lyrics and Outstanding Music at the Drama Desk Awards for his work on "Death Takes a Holiday". Yeston also received The American Express Award for Best New Musical at the Olivier Awards for "Nine". He has been nominated for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre at the Tony Awards for both "Titanic" and "Grand Hotel". Additionally, Yeston received nominations for Outstanding Lyrics and Outstanding Music at the Drama Desk Awards for "Grand Hotel". He also received a nomination for Outstanding Music at the Drama Desk Awards for "Nine". Finally, Yeston was nominated for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre at the Tony Awards for "Nine".

Maury Yeston has won several awards for his work in the theatre. He received the Tony Award for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for the musicals "Titanic" and "Nine." Additionally, he was honored with the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music for "Nine." These accolades recognize Yeston's talent and contribution to the Broadway industry.

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