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Philip J. Lang

 
Bio:
Philip J. Lang was a musician, composer and music educator who taught at the graduate schools of music at the University of Michigan and the University of Colorado and was the orchestrator of more than 50 Broadway musicals including My Fair Lady and Camelot (with Robert Russell Bennett); Annie Get ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Philip J. Lang was a musician, composer and music educator who taught at the graduate schools of music at the University of Michigan and the University of Colorado and was the orchestrator of more than 50 Broadway musicals including My Fair Lady and Camelot (with Robert Russell Bennett); Annie Get ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
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[Off-Broadway, 2002]
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[Broadway, 2001]
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[Off-Broadway, 1998]
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[West End, 1995]
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[Broadway, 1995]
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[Broadway, 1985]
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[West End, 1984]
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[US Tour, 1984]
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[Broadway, 1983]
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[Broadway, 1983]
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[US Tour, 1983]
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[West End, 1982]
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[Broadway, 1981]
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[Broadway, 1981]
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[Broadway, 1981]
Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1980]
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[Broadway, 1980]
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[Broadway, 1980]
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[Off-Broadway, 1979]
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[Broadway, 1979]
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[Broadway, 1979]
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[West End, 1978]
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[Broadway, 1977]
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[Broadway, 1975]
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[Broadway, 1974]
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[Broadway, 1974]
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[Broadway, 1973]
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[Broadway, 1972]
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[West End, 1972]
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[Broadway, 1972]
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[West End, 1971]
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[Broadway, 1971]
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[Broadway, 1970]
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[Broadway, 1970]
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[West End, 1969]
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[Broadway, 1969]
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[Broadway, 1968]
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[West End, 1968]
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[Broadway, 1968]
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[US Tour, 1968]
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[Broadway, 1967]
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[US Tour, 1967]
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[Broadway, 1966]
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[Broadway, 1966]
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[US Tour, 1966]
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[West End, 1965]
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[Broadway, 1965]
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[US Tour, 1965]
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[Broadway, 1965]
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[Broadway, 1964]
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[Broadway, 1964]
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[West End, 1964]
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[Off-Broadway, 1964]
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[Broadway, 1964]
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[Broadway, 1963]
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[Broadway, 1963]
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[US Tour, 1963]
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[Broadway, 1962]
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[West End, 1962]
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[Broadway, 1961]
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[US Tour, 1961]
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[Broadway, 1961]
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[Broadway, 1961]
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[Broadway, 1960]
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[US Tour, 1960]
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[Broadway, 1960]
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[Broadway, 1959]
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[Broadway, 1959]
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[Broadway, 1959]
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[Broadway, 1959]
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[Broadway, 1958]
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[Broadway, 1958]
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[Off-Broadway, 1958]
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[Broadway, 1957]
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[Broadway, 1957]
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[Broadway, 1956]
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[Broadway, 1956]
Music Arrangements
Music Arranger
 
[West End, 1956]
Orchestrator
 
[US Tour, 1955]
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[Broadway, 1955]
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[Broadway, 1954]
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[West End, 1954]
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[Broadway, 1953]
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[Broadway, 1951]
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[Broadway, 1951]
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[Broadway, 1950]
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[Broadway, 1948]
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[Broadway, 1947]
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[US Tour, 1947]
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[West End, 1947]
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[Broadway, 1947]
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[Broadway, 1946]
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[Broadway, 1945]
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[Broadway, 1980]
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Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Orchestrator

[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 2001]
Orchestrator

[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Orchestrator

[West End, 1995]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 1995]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 1985]
Orchestrator

[West End, 1984]
Orchestrator

[US Tour, 1984]
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[Broadway, 1983]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 1983]
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[US Tour, 1983]
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[West End, 1982]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 1981]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 1981]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 1981]
Music Arranger

[Broadway, 1980]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 1980]
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[Broadway, 1980]
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[Off-Broadway, 1979]
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[Broadway, 1979]
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[Broadway, 1979]
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[West End, 1978]
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[Broadway, 1977]
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[Broadway, 1975]
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[Broadway, 1974]
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[Broadway, 1974]
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[Broadway, 1974]
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[Broadway, 1973]
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[Broadway, 1972]
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[West End, 1972]
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[Broadway, 1972]
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[West End, 1971]
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[Broadway, 1971]
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[Broadway, 1970]
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[Broadway, 1970]
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[West End, 1969]
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[Broadway, 1969]
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[Broadway, 1968]
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[West End, 1968]
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[Broadway, 1968]
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[US Tour, 1968]
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[Broadway, 1967]
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[US Tour, 1967]
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[Broadway, 1966]
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[Broadway, 1966]
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[US Tour, 1966]
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[West End, 1965]
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[Broadway, 1965]
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[US Tour, 1965]
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[Broadway, 1965]
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[Broadway, 1964]
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[Broadway, 1964]
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[West End, 1964]
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[Off-Broadway, 1964]
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[Broadway, 1964]
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[Broadway, 1963]
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[Broadway, 1963]
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[US Tour, 1963]
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[Broadway, 1962]
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[West End, 1962]
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[Broadway, 1961]
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[US Tour, 1961]
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[Broadway, 1961]
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[Broadway, 1961]
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[Broadway, 1960]
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[US Tour, 1960]
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[Broadway, 1960]
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[Broadway, 1959]
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[Broadway, 1959]
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[Broadway, 1959]
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[Broadway, 1959]
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[Broadway, 1958]
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[Broadway, 1958]
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[Off-Broadway, 1958]
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[Broadway, 1957]
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[Broadway, 1957]
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[Broadway, 1956]
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[Broadway, 1956]
Music Arrangements

Music Arranger

[West End, 1956]
Orchestrator

[US Tour, 1955]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 1955]
Orchestrator

Orchestrator

[Broadway, 1954]
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[West End, 1954]
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[Broadway, 1953]
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[Broadway, 1951]
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[Broadway, 1951]
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[Broadway, 1950]
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[Broadway, 1948]
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[Broadway, 1947]
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[US Tour, 1947]
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[West End, 1947]
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[Broadway, 1947]
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[Broadway, 1946]
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[Broadway, 1945]
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[Broadway, 1980]
Orchestrator

Philip J. Lang Biography

Philip J. Lang was a musician, composer and music educator who taught at the graduate schools of music at the University of Michigan and the University of Colorado and was the orchestrator of more than 50 Broadway musicals including My Fair Lady and Camelot (with Robert Russell Bennett); Annie Get Your Gun; Applause; Hello, Dolly!; Carnival; and 42nd Street. Mr. Lang was an orchestrator for the Metropolitan Opera and a frequent musical arranger for television including Hallmark Productions, David Susskind, Radio City Music Hall and "The Tonight Show."




Philip J. Lang News

Broadway Streaming Guide: April 2022 - Where to Watch BETTER NATE THAN EVER & More Ne Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: April 2022 - Where to Watch BETTER NATE THAN EVER & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - Apr 16, 2022

This April, Broadway fans can spring into action with new albums, concerts, and television shows to binge. From the new Disney+ film adaption of Better Nate Than Ever to new additions to Seth Rudetsky's concert series, check out what's coming to streaming services this month!

42ND STREET Complete Recording Will Be Released on April 8 Photo 42ND STREET Complete Recording Will Be Released on April 8
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2022

Jay commenced the first complete recording of the original version of the musical with the original orchestrations by Philip J. Lang at Abbey Road Studios, London on October 5 1996 and completed it at Clinton Recording Studios, New York on October 19 1996. This will be the first time it is released to the public.

BWW Review: Encores! MACK & MABEL Boasts Jerry Herman's Best Score and Terrific Turns Photo BWW Review: Encores! MACK & MABEL Boasts Jerry Herman's Best Score and Terrific Turns By Alexandra Socha, Douglas Sills
by Michael Dale - Feb 23, 2020

Count this reviewer among those who, contrary to conventional musical theatre wisdom, never thought there was anything horribly wrong with Michael Stewart's original book for MACK & MABEL, the big, splashy 1974 musical about silent movie director Mack Sennett and the star he discovered, Mabel Normand.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with John Bell Photo BWW Interview: Theatre Life with John Bell
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 6, 2020

Today's subject John Bell is currently living his theatre life as the musical director for the Bartlett Sher directed touring production of My Fair Lady which plays in the Opera House at the Kennedy Center now through January 19th.

BWW Review: HELLO, DOLLY! At Kennedy Center Photo BWW Review: HELLO, DOLLY! At Kennedy Center
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 10, 2019

Throughout theatrical history many great ladies of the theatre have tackled the role of Thornton Wilder's famous matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi in the musical Hello, Dolly! In 2017 a brand new revival of the show hit Broadway starring Bette Midler (with Donna Murphy alternating in) and later on in its run Bernadette Peters. That production is now touring the country with Tony Award winning actress Betty Buckley in the starring role and veteran actor Lewis J. Stadlen as the well-known half a millionaire Horace Vandergelder.

BWW Review: 42ND STREET Dances In at Beef & Boards Photo BWW Review: 42ND STREET Dances In at Beef & Boards
by The Marriage Matinee - Apr 8, 2019

Razzmatazz, glitz, glamour, intrigue: 42ND STREET is filled with these classic themes, which is why it still thrills audiences decades after its premiere.

Kings Knights, Maidens and More! A Review of All Things CAMELOT Photo Kings Knights, Maidens and More! A Review of All Things CAMELOT
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 4, 2019

On Monday, March 4 at 6:30pm the medieval court of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table will come to life on the stage of the Vivian Beaumont Theater when Lin-Manuel Miranda stars as King Arthur in Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT, directed by Bartlett Sher, for a one-night-only concert event to benefit Lincoln Center Theater.  He will be joined by Solea Pfeiffer as Guenevere, Jordan Donica as Sir Lancelot, Dakin Matthews as Merlyn, Ruthie Ann Miles as Nimue, Ethan Slater as Mordred, Julie White as Morgan Le Fey, and Jenn Colella, Jason Danieley, and Bonnie Milligan as three of the Knights of the Round Table.   Andy & Betsy Kenny Lack, Brooke & Daniel Neidich, and Caryn Zucker are the Benefit Co-Chairs.  Proceeds from the evening will support Lincoln Center Theater's productions and education programs.

Breaking: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Solea Pfeiffer, Jordan Donica, Ruthie Ann Miles & More  Photo Breaking: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Solea Pfeiffer, Jordan Donica, Ruthie Ann Miles & More Will Lead CAMELOT Benefit Concert
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 31, 2019

On Monday, March 4 at 6:30pm the medieval court of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table will come to life on the stage of the Vivian Beaumont Theater when Lin-Manuel Miranda stars as King Arthur in Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT, directed by Bartlett Sher, for a one-night-only concert event to benefit Lincoln Center Theater.  He will be joined by Solea Pfeiffer as Guenevere, Jordan Donica as Sir Lancelot, Dakin Matthews as Merlyn, Ruthie Ann Miles as Nimue, Ethan Slater as Mordred, Julie White as Morgan Le Fey, and Jenn Colella, Jason Danieley, and Bonnie Milligan as three of the Knights of the Round Table.   Andy & Betsy Kenny Lack, Brooke & Daniel Neidich, and Caryn Zucker are the Benefit Co-Chairs.  Proceeds from the evening will support Lincoln Center Theater's productions and education programs.

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On Fulton Theatre's 42ND STREET Photo Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On Fulton Theatre's 42ND STREET
by Alan Henry - Nov 29, 2018

The historic Fulton Theatre is tapping in the holiday season with a signature Fulton dance extravaganza! The glitz, glamour, and the 'Lullaby of Broadway,' 42nd Street. This classic Broadway Music is bursting with show-stopping number after show-stopping number including memorable Broadway standards such as 'We're In the Money,' 'About a Quarter to Nine,' 'Shuffle Off to Buffalo,' and the title song 'Forty-Second Street'! 42nd Street at the Fulton will excite your senses and energize your spirits for the holidays!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Fulton Theatre's 42ND STREET Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At Fulton Theatre's 42ND STREET
by Alan Henry - Nov 29, 2018

The historic Fulton Theatre is tapping in the holiday season with a signature Fulton dance extravaganza! The glitz, glamour, and the 'Lullaby of Broadway,' 42nd Street. This classic Broadway Music is bursting with show-stopping number after show-stopping number including memorable Broadway standards such as 'We're In the Money,' 'About a Quarter to Nine,' 'Shuffle Off to Buffalo,' and the title song 'Forty-Second Street'! 42nd Street at the Fulton will excite your senses and energize your spirits for the holidays!

Philip J. Lang Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Fulton Theatre's 42ND STREET VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Fulton Theatre's 42ND STREET
by Alan Henry - Nov 29, 2018

The historic Fulton Theatre is tapping in the holiday season with a signature Fulton dance extravaganza! The glitz, glamour, and the 'Lullaby of Broadway,' 42nd Street. This classic Broadway Music is bursting with show-stopping number after show-stopping number including memorable Broadway standards such as 'We're In the Money,' 'About a Quarter to Nine,' 'Shuffle Off to Buffalo,' and the title song 'Forty-Second Street'! 42nd Street at the Fulton will excite your senses and energize your spirits for the holidays!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/25/16- 42ND STREET
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2016

Today in 1980, 42nd Street opened at the Wintergarden Theatre, where it ran for 3486 performances. 42nd Street is a musical with a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, lyrics by Al Dubin, and music by Harry Warren. The 1980 Broadway production, directed by an ailing Gower Champion and orchestrated by Philip J. Lang, won the Tony Award for Best Musical and became a long-running hit. Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes and the subsequent 1933 film adaptation, it focuses on the efforts of famed dictatorial Great White Way director Julian Marsh to mount a successful stage production of a musical extravaganza at the height of the Great Depression.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/8/16- CAMELOT
by Stage Tube - Jul 8, 2016

Today in 1980, the first Broadway revival of Camelot opened at the New York State Theatre, where it ran for 56 performances. Camelot is a musical by Alan Jay Lerner (book and lyrics) and Frederick Loewe (music). It is based on the King Arthur legend as adapted from the T. H. White tetralogy novel The Once and Future King. The original 1960 production, directed by Moss Hart and orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett and Philip J. Lang, ran on Broadway for 873 performances, winning four Tony Awards and spawning several revivals, foreign productions and a 1967 film version. The 1980 cast starred Richard Burton, Christine Ebersole, and Richard Muenz.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/21/16- CAMELOT
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2016

Today in 1993, the second Broadway revival of Camelot opened at the George Gershwin Theatre, where it ran for 56 performances. Camelot is a musical by Alan Jay Lerner (book and lyrics) and Frederick Loewe (music). It is based on the King Arthur legend as adapted from the T. H. White tetralogy novel The Once and Future King. The original 1960 production, directed by Moss Hart and orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett and Philip J. Lang, ran on Broadway for 873 performances, winning four Tony Awards and spawning several revivals, foreign productions and a 1967 film version. The 1993 cast starred Robert Goulet, Steve Blanchard, and Patricia Kies.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 11/3/15- CAMELOT
by Stage Tube - Nov 3, 2015

Today in 1960, Camelot opened at the Majestic Theatre, where it ran for 873 performances. Camelot is a musical by Alan Jay Lerner (book and lyrics) and Frederick Loewe (music). It is based on the King Arthur legend as adapted from the T. H. White tetralogy novel The Once and Future King. The original 1960 production, directed by Moss Hart and orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett and Philip J. Lang, won four Tony Awards and spawned several revivals, foreign productions and a 1967 film version.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/25/15- 42ND STREET
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2015

Today in 1980, 42nd Street opened at the Wintergarden Theatre, where it ran for 3486 performances. 42nd Street is a musical with a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, lyrics by Al Dubin, and music by Harry Warren. The 1980 Broadway production, directed by an ailing Gower Champion and orchestrated by Philip J. Lang, won the Tony Award for Best Musical and became a long-running hit. Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes and the subsequent 1933 film adaptation, it focuses on the efforts of famed dictatorial Great White Way director Julian Marsh to mount a successful stage production of a musical extravaganza at the height of the Great Depression.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/8/15- CAMELOT
by Stage Tube - Jul 8, 2015

Today in 1980, the first Broadway revival of Camelot opened at the New York State Theatre, where it ran for 56 performances. Camelot is a musical by Alan Jay Lerner (book and lyrics) and Frederick Loewe (music). It is based on the King Arthur legend as adapted from the T. H. White tetralogy novel The Once and Future King. The original 1960 production, directed by Moss Hart and orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett and Philip J. Lang, ran on Broadway for 873 performances, winning four Tony Awards and spawning several revivals, foreign productions and a 1967 film version. The 1980 cast starred Richard Burton, Christine Ebersole, and Richard Muenz.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/21/15- CAMELOT
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2015

Today in 1993, the second Broadway revival of Camelot opened at the George Gershwin Theatre, where it ran for 56 performances. Camelot is a musical by Alan Jay Lerner (book and lyrics) and Frederick Loewe (music). It is based on the King Arthur legend as adapted from the T. H. White tetralogy novel The Once and Future King. The original 1960 production, directed by Moss Hart and orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett and Philip J. Lang, ran on Broadway for 873 performances, winning four Tony Awards and spawning several revivals, foreign productions and a 1967 film version. The 1993 cast starred Robert Goulet, Steve Blanchard, and Patricia Kies.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/3- CAMELOT
by Stage Tube - Nov 3, 2014

Today in 1960, Camelot opened at the Majestic Theatre, where it ran for 873 performances. Camelot is a musical by Alan Jay Lerner (book and lyrics) and Frederick Loewe (music). It is based on the King Arthur legend as adapted from the T. H. White tetralogy novel The Once and Future King. The original 1960 production, directed by Moss Hart and orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett and Philip J. Lang, won four Tony Awards and spawned several revivals, foreign productions and a 1967 film version.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/25- 42ND STREET
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2014

Today in 1980, 42nd Street opened at the Wintergarden Theatre, where it ran for 3486 performances. 42nd Street is a musical with a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, lyrics by Al Dubin, and music by Harry Warren. The 1980 Broadway production, directed by an ailing Gower Champion and orchestrated by Philip J. Lang, won the Tony Award for Best Musical and became a long-running hit. Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes and the subsequent 1933 film adaptation, it focuses on the efforts of famed dictatorial Great White Way director Julian Marsh to mount a successful stage production of a musical extravaganza at the height of the Great Depression.