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Nacio Herb Brown

 
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Date of Birth: February 22, 1896
Date of Death: September 28, 1964 (68)

Birth Place: Deming, NM, USA

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[Broadway, 1940]
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TOOTSIE, THE DA VINCI CODE, and More Set For Ogunquit Playhouse 2023 Season Photo TOOTSIE, THE DA VINCI CODE, and More Set For Ogunquit Playhouse 2023 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jan 10, 2023

Ogunquit Playhouse has announced its 2023 mainstage season, featuring the American premiere of a new stage thriller based on a bestselling mystery novel, the stage adaptation of the #1 movie musical of all time, the irresistible story of a Cuban American music icon, the regional premiere of a beloved family musical comedy, and the extension of a Tony Award-winning Broadway hit.

Review: When it rains, it pours - SINGIN' IN THE RAIN makes a splash in Toronto Photo Review: When it rains, it pours - SINGIN' IN THE RAIN makes a splash in Toronto
by Isabella Perrone - Oct 2, 2022

In a world where films are constantly being adapted for the stage, it’s refreshing to see a stage production that came from a movie and still shines like the sun on a rainy day, despite the difference in medium.

2-Time GRAMMY Nominated Vocalist Catherine Russell to Perform at Jazz at Lincoln Cent Photo 2-Time GRAMMY Nominated Vocalist Catherine Russell to Perform at Jazz at Lincoln Center This Weekend
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022

Catherine Russell has a full schedule of performances slated throughout the East Coast and in Europe to finish off the year. Among them include her annual four-night residency at Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center from September 29 through October 2, with two shows nightly.

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, THE FERRYMAN, And More Announced for New Village Arts 21st Seaso Photo SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, THE FERRYMAN, And More Announced for New Village Arts 21st Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 26, 2022

New Village Arts, North County's cultural hub has announced its 21st Season of programming, and the first in the newly renamed Conrad Prebys Theatre at the Dea Hurston New Village Arts Center.

Review: Hale Centre Theatre's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN is Splashy Entertainment Photo Review: Hale Centre Theatre's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN is Splashy Entertainment
by Tyler Hinton - Jun 20, 2022

Audiences can’t help but be won over by the splashy, nostalgic entertainment of SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN on Hale Centre Theatre’s Centre Stage in Sandy.

BWW Review: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Birmingham Hippodrome Photo BWW Review: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Birmingham Hippodrome
by Laura Lott - Jun 8, 2022

Often cited as one of the best movie musicals ever made, the 1952 romantic comedy Singin’ In The Rain, starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds, has a special place in many people's hearts. It was first adapted for the West End stage in 1983 and since then there have been multiple productions. The current UK tour is a revival of the 2012 London production and is a faithful recreation of the movie, following Betty Comden and Adolph Green's screenplay almost to the letter and including all the songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed that originally featured. If there's a scene, a line or even a visual gag that you love in the film, chances are it's also in the stage adaptation.

Tickets on Sale Now for SINGIN' IN THE RAIN North American Premiere at The Princess o Photo Tickets on Sale Now for SINGIN' IN THE RAIN North American Premiere at The Princess of Wales Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022

After a tour of Japan and another of the UK and Ireland, Church's production of Singin’ in the Rain is finally making its North American premiere at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre from September 23 to October 23, 2022.

Club44 Records Releases New Album from Carol Sloane, Live at BIRDLAND Photo Club44 Records Releases New Album from Carol Sloane, Live at BIRDLAND
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 8, 2022

CLUB44 RECORDS has announced the new album Carol Sloane, Live at Birdland, which is available on streaming platforms and on CD in stores and online today, Friday, April 8. This release marks the veteran vocalist’s 60th anniversary as a recording artist, and her first album in over a decade. Recorded at the legendary New York jazz boite in September 2019, she was joined by an all-star trio, including the late Mike Renzi on piano, Jay Leonhart on bass, and Scott Hamilton on saxophone. The album features liner notes by award-winning writer James Gavin and is produced by Joel Moss and Mark D. Sendroff. Stream, download or order the album at club44.lnk.to/LiveAtBirdland.

BWW Review: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at Des Moines Playhouse Photo BWW Review: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at Des Moines Playhouse
by DC Felton - Apr 2, 2022

On March 14, 2020, after only two performances, Des Moines Playhouse made the difficult decision to postpone their spring production of “Singin’ In the Rain.” At the time, they didn’t realize that COVID-19 would force them to cancel their show. I was fortunate enough to attend the second performance of their glorious production. Two years later, “Singin In The Rain” returned to the Playhouse stage on March 25, with many of the same cast and production team from two years before. So I was excited to be able to return to this glorious production on March 30 as they kicked off their second week of performances.

Club44 Records to Release CAROL SLOANE 'LIVE AT BIRDLAND' Photo Club44 Records to Release CAROL SLOANE 'LIVE AT BIRDLAND'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 29, 2022

CLUB44 RECORDS has announced the new album Carol Sloane, Live at Birdland, which will be available on streaming platforms and on CD in stores and online Friday, April 8. This release marks the veteran vocalist’s 60th anniversary as a recording artist, and her first album in over a decade.

Nacio Herb Brown Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At La Mirada's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At La Mirada's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN

by Alan Henry - Apr 25, 2019

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, based on the greatest movie musical of all time with screenplay by Betty Comden & Adolph Green and songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed. The fresh new production will be directed & choreographed by Spencer Liff (Emmy nominee for TV's 'So You Think You Can Dance' and Broadway's Head Over Heels, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Falsettos), associate director is Cynthia Ferrer (original 'Kathy Selden' in the first National Tour of Singin' in the Rain) with musical direction by Keith Harrison. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN will preview on Friday, April 19, 2019 (with a press opening on Saturday, April 20 at 8pm) and run through Sunday, May 12, 2019 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. Preceding, it will perform Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14 at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya), 18111 Nordhoff Street, in Northridge.

VIDEO: Spencer Liff Talks SINGIN' IN THE RAIN At The Soraya Videoplay
VIDEO: Spencer Liff Talks SINGIN' IN THE RAIN At The Soraya

by Alan Henry - Apr 10, 2019

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment (celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary at the theatre) are thrilled to present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, based on the greatest movie musical of all time with screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed. The fresh new production will be directed & choreographed by Spencer Liff (Emmy nominee for TV's So You Think You Can Dance and Broadway's Head Over Heels, Hedwig and the Angry Inch & Falsettos). The Associate Director is Cynthia Ferrer (original Kathy Selden in first National Tour of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN) with musical direction by Keith Harrison.

Exclusive Video: Emily Walton Performs 'The Boy Next Door' From MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS  Videoplay
Exclusive Video: Emily Walton Performs 'The Boy Next Door' From MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS At The Muny

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 6, 2018

Meet Me In St. Louis began performances at the Muny August 4 and will run until August 12. Check out an exclusive clip of Emily Walton performing 'The Boy Next Door' below!

VIDEO: Get a First Look at MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS at The Muny Videoplay
VIDEO: Get a First Look at MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS at The Muny

by Stage Tube - Aug 5, 2018

Broadway director and writer Gordon Greenberg has revised the book for Meet Me In St. Louis at The Muny. Performances began August 4 and will run until August 12. This production, the 8th in Muny history, will also include several songs new to the stage adaptation of Meet Me In St. Louis, including 'Boys and Girls Like You and Me,' a song written by Rodgers & Hammerstein for Oklahoma! and then recorded for, but ultimately cut, from the film of Meet Me In St. Louis. This production will also include the first stage use of 'You and I,' a song in the film by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed.

VIDEO: Get a Behind the Scenes Look at The Muny, and Learn Why People Keep Coming Bac Videoplay
VIDEO: Get a Behind the Scenes Look at The Muny, and Learn Why People Keep Coming Back

by Stage Tube - Aug 4, 2018

The St. Louis Municipal Opera Theatre, nicknamed The Muny, has been entertaining audiences as America's largest and oldest outdoor musical theater for 100 years. On the TODAY Show, NBC's Kevin Tibbles took a look inside. Check out the full feature below!

VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS at The Muny! Videoplay
VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS at The Muny!

by Stage Tube - Aug 3, 2018

Broadway director and writer Gordon Greenberg has revised the book for Meet Me In St. Louis at The Muny. Performances run August 4 - 12. This production, the 8th in Muny history, will also include several songs new to the stage adaptation of Meet Me In St. Louis, including 'Boys and Girls Like You and Me,' a song written by Rodgers & Hammerstein for Oklahoma! and then recorded for, but ultimately cut, from the film of Meet Me In St. Louis. This production will also include the first stage use of 'You and I,' a song in the film by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed.

VIDEO: Corbin Bleu And Company Perform 'Good Morning' From SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at The Videoplay
VIDEO: Corbin Bleu And Company Perform 'Good Morning' From SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at The Muny

by Alan Henry - Jun 29, 2018

The Muny Theatre's centennial season continues with a production of Singin' in the Rain, running through July 3 - and we have a first look! Check out Corbin Bleu, Jeffrey Schecter and Berklea Going perform 'Good Morning' below!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Corbin Bleu in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at The Muny Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Corbin Bleu in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at The Muny

by Alan Henry - Jun 28, 2018

The Muny Theatre's centennial season continues with a production of Singin' in the Rain, running through July 3 - and we have a first look! Check out the cast in action below!

VIDEO: The Muny Preps for Heavy Weather! See Rehearsals for SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Videoplay
VIDEO: The Muny Preps for Heavy Weather! See Rehearsals for SINGIN' IN THE RAIN

by Stage Tube - Jun 26, 2018

The Muny presents Singin' in the Rain, June 27 - July 3. Broadway, film and television stars Corbin Bleuand Jeffrey Schecter portray Don Lockwood and Cosmo Brown, respectively, and former Muny Kid, Muny Teen and Indiana University student Berklea Going will star as Kathy Selden. Singin' in the Rain is directed by Marc Bruni and choreographed by Rommy Sandhu with music direction by Ben Whiteley. Singin' in the Rain is proudly sponsored by Ameren.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/2/16- SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2016

Today in 1985, Singin' in the Rain opened at the George Gershwin Theatre, where it ran for 367 performances. Singin' in the Rain is a musical with a book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, lyrics by Arthur Freed, and music by Nacio Herb Brown. Adapted from the 1952 movie of the same name, the plot closely adheres to the original. Set in Hollywood in the waning days of the silent screen era, it focuses on romantic lead Don Lockwood, his sidekick Cosmo Brown, aspiring actress Kathy Selden, and Lockwood's leading lady Lina Lamont, whose less-than-dulcet vocal tones make her an unlikely candidate for stardom in talking pictures. Directed and choreographed by Twyla Tharp, the cast included Don Correia as Don, Mary D'Arcy as Kathy, Peter Slutsker as Cosmo, and Faye Grant as Lina.


Nacio Herb Brown Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Nacio Herb Brown written?
Nacio Herb Brown has written 4 shows including Take a Chance (Composer), Singin' in the Rain (Composer), A Broadway Baby (Composer), Big Deal (Composer).