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Nora Bayes

Date of Death: March 19, 1928

Birth Place: Joliet, IL, USA

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Original Broadway Production, 1922
Elizabeth Bennett



Original Broadway Production, 1918
Betty Burt

Polly of the Follies

Florence Reed

Madame Sand

Music Memory

Original Broadway Production, 1915
Winter Garden Chorus

Nora Bayes


Miss Soubrette


Delia Wendell

Astarita Vandergould

Italian Boy


Original Broadway Production, 1901
Esther Pace

Nora Bayes Productions

[Broadway, 1927]
[Broadway, 1920]
[Broadway, 1918]
[Broadway, 1915]
[Broadway, 1910]



Nora Bayes News

World Premiere Musical LAST OF THE RED HOT MAMAS To Debut At Bucks County Playhouse

The world premiere musical LAST OF THE RED HOT MAMAS debuts at Bucks County Playhouse on July 28, 2024.
JUDY GARLAND: A CELEBRATION 3 CD/2 LP Set To Be Released in July

Trapeze Music & Entertainment Limited/Acrobat Music has announced the release on July 5, 2024 of the 3-CD 73 track album Judy Garland: A Celebration, selections of which are included on the first volume of an LP of the same name. C
GEORGE M. COHAN: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION A New 3-CD Set, Benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

'George M. Cohan: The Ultimate Collection'-- a specially priced three-CD set celebrating the father of the modern Broadway musical--is being released on July 4th, which Cohan always claimed as his birthday.
Who Has Worn the Most Hats on Broadway? Part 1

Today's question is: Who has worn the most hats on Broadway- director, producer, writer, actor, etc.? Here are a few folks that could hold a record for the 'number of hats' they've worn on Broadway shows. Part one includes those who have worn four or five hats on Broadway shows and part two will include those who have held even more positions than that!
30 Theatre Books for Your Summer Reading List

There is no better time than summer to relax by the pool and curl up with a great book, and you're in luck, because this year, Broadway's best have put pen to paper to turn out theatre page-turners of every kind. From theatre biographies to theatre fiction; theatre books for kids to theatre history; check out our collection of 30 new Broadway books for every theatre lover's summer reading!
New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of February 8 - 'B is For Broadway', SIX BY SONDHEIM, 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 the children's book 'B is For Broadway', the sequel to  'A is For Audra', plus the documentary Six By Sondheim, monologue books, the Desert Song cast recording, and more!
Theater Stories: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, Vaudeville History, Theater Ghosts and More About The Palace Theatre

This week's Theater Stories features the Palace Theatre! Learn about the theatre's rich history with vaudeville, the films to have made their premiere at the theatre, including Citizen Kane and others, the most recent show to be performed in the theatre, the SpongeBob musical, and much more!
Theater Stories: A Ziegfeld Follies Ghost, the Impact of THE LION KING & More About The New Amsterdam Theatre!

Today's Theater Stories features The New Amsterdam Theatre! Learn about the history of The Ziegfeld Follies, the ghost of a showgirl that haunts the theater, the impact of The Lion King, and more!
Historian Ben West Heads To DC For Two-Part Lecture Series

UnsungMusicalsCo. heads to Washington, D.C. where Show Time! creator Ben West will give a two-part lecture series for The Library of Congress entitled Diversity and the Birth of Broadway.
BWW Exclusive: New York's Palace Theatre- The Valhalla of Vaudeville

Built in 1913 as the flagship for the big time vaudeville circuit run by E.F. Albee and Martin Beck, manager of the Western Vaudeville Managers Association, the Palace was the perfect showplace for the biggest of big time vaudeville during the last two decades of its existence.
ZIEGFELD GIRLS to be Held at Lang Recital Hall, 5/28

The Ziegfeld Society of New York City will present ZIEGFELD GIRLS, a multi-media event hosted by Martin Schneit, with special guest stars Jamie Buxton, Erin Cronican and Candice Oden, on Saturday, May 28th, 2016. The event will take place at Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College (68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenue), and tickets for the 3:30pm performance are now on sale.
Review - Peter Marshall: And Then She Wrote

“If you'd like to sing along with us, please don't.  It confuses me.”
BWW Reviews: Chuck Lavazzi Delivers Informative and Amusing Show with JUST A SONG AT TWILIGHT

The Missouri History Museum is a perfect venue for Chuck Lavazzi's retooled cabaret show JUST A SONG AT TWILIGHT, since it allows a number of slides to be projected (courtesy of Marjorie Williamson) which give life to Lavazzi's recollections of the golden age of vaudeville. There is also a very personal element to this presentation since Lavazzi explains that these classic, and largely forgotten tunes, were sung to him and his brother by his mother as lullabies. This combined with the informative nature of the show make for a uniquely pleasant, at times melancholy, and often amusing production by the West End Players Guild.
New Jewish Theatre Continues Season with THE LAST OF THE RED HOT MAMAS 12/1-26

Before Madonna, before Marlene, there was the legendary Sophie Tucker, the Queen of Vaudeville and the jazz age, whose career spanned a sensational 60 years in showbiz. THE LAST OF THE RED HOT MAMAS, the Sophie Tucker Revusical, an original musical about the life of the Russian-born chanteuse features many of the songs she made famous including 'My Yiddishe Momme' and her signature song 'Some of These Days.' Tucker, born Sonia Kalish, was known for her for her bawdy sense of humor and outspoken views on men and relationships. Her legacy has influenced comediennes and singers alike for generations. During her career, which spanned over seven decades, this gutsy vaudeville entertainer found popularity and fame with self-parody and suggestive songs like 'I'm the Last of the Red Hot Mamas.'
BWW Reviews: Chuck Lavazzi Waxes Nostalgic for His Cabaret Debut at the Kranzberg

Cabaret performers are always on the lookout for songs that they can utilize to define themselves as entertainers. It's all about trying to find your own unique niche in an ever crowding field, and Chuck Lavazzi has set about carving out his own piece of the pie by mining the whimsical tunes of yesteryear. Longtime actor Lavazzi made his debut as a cabaret singer at the Kranzberg Arts Center this weekend (March 26 - 27, 2010) with his interesting and informative show 'Just A Song at Twilight - The Golden Age of Vaudeville'; a tribute to this bygone and largely forgotten era.
Review - Liza's at The Palace…: You Are For Loving

'We love you, Liza!,' a faint, but audible voice yelled from what seemed to be a far corner of the Palace Theatre's mezzanine. And though the 62-year-old entertainer was understandably still catching her breath after a spirited vaudevillian delivery of Styne, Comden & Green's tongue-twisting comic masterpiece, 'If,' she suddenly stopped what she was doing, lifted her face to the direction of the adulation and with a soft, angelic look of wonderment, answered in a clear, strong voice, 'I love you, too. You know I do.'
Her Song: Noteworthy Women

A new musical revue at Birdland salutes women songwriters from Katherine Lee Bates and Nora Bayes to Donna Summer and Stevie Nicks
Her Song, Revue Featuring Comden, Fields, Etc., Opens 9/24

Her Song, a revue celebrating the work of female composers and lyricists, will open at Birdland on September 24th


How many Broadway shows has Nora Bayes been in?

Nora Bayes has appeared on Broadway in 10 shows.

How many West End shows has Nora Bayes been in?

Nora Bayes has not appeared in the West End

How many shows has Nora Bayes written?

Nora Bayes has written 3 shows including Little Miss Fix-It (Composer), Ziegfeld Follies of 1931 (Composer), Stairway to Paradise (Sketches/Composer/Lyricist).

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