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Vernon Duke

 
Date of Birth: October 10, 1903
Date of Death: January 16, 1969 (65)

Birth Place: Parafianovo, RUSSIA

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[Broadway, 1957]
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[Broadway, 1944]
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[Broadway, 1934]
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[Broadway, 1957]
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[Broadway, 1944]
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[Broadway, 1944]
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[Broadway, 1936]
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Vernon Duke News

Photos: Linda Lavin Celebrates LOVE NOTES At Birdland Jazz Club Photo Photos: Linda Lavin Celebrates LOVE NOTES At Birdland Jazz Club
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2022

On Monday, June 27, Tony Award-winner Linda Lavin returned to her musical home, Birdland, with a concert celebrating her most recent solo album, ‚ÄúLove Notes‚ÄĚ (Club44 Records).

Jeff Harnar's New Album I KNOW THINGS NOW: MY LIFE IN SONDHEIM'S WORDS is Out Today Photo Jeff Harnar's New Album I KNOW THINGS NOW: MY LIFE IN SONDHEIM'S WORDS is Out Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2022

PS CLASSICS, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American Popular Song, has announced the release of the new album from award-winning nightclub and concert artist JEFF HARNAR ‚Äď I Know Things Now: My Life in Sondheim‚Äôs Words on CD and digital formats.

Linda Lavin to Celebrate New Album LOVE NOTES With Billy Stritch at Birdland Photo Linda Lavin to Celebrate New Album LOVE NOTES With Billy Stritch at Birdland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present Tony Award winner Linda Lavin in a special concert celebrating her most recent solo album, Love Notes, on Monday, June 27 at 7:00 PM. Ms. Lavin will be joined on stage (as on the album) by her longtime collaborator, pianist and singer Billy Stritch.

BIRDLAND Announces Programming Through June 30th Photo BIRDLAND Announces Programming Through June 30th
by Marissa Tomeo - May 29, 2022

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are proudly open this June with a full slate of nightly performances! At Birdland Jazz Club, catch the Liebman, Brecker, Copland Quintet, Greg Ruvolo Big Band, Yellowjackets, Terraza Big Band, Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams, Frank Catalano Quartet, Danilo Perez & His Global Messengers, New London Big Band, Stacey Kent, Ron Aprea Big Band, Linda Lavin and Tuck & Patti.

Vocal Jazz Legend Sheila Jordan Announces New Album 'Live At Mezzrow'. Photo Vocal Jazz Legend Sheila Jordan Announces New Album 'Live At Mezzrow'.
by A.A. Cristi - May 27, 2022

Cellar Music Group and SmallsLIVE Foundation have announced the July 15, 2022 release of 'Sheila Jordan Live at Mezzrow', the inaugural release of the SmallsLIVE Living Masters Series.

Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams to Perform at Birdland Jazz Club Photo Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams to Perform at Birdland Jazz Club
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present a historic evening with two legendary Broadway stars Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams for the first time on Monday, June 13 at 7:00 PM.

Lyric Fest Presents MY FAVORITE THINGS at The Academy Of Vocal Arts Photo Lyric Fest Presents MY FAVORITE THINGS at The Academy Of Vocal Arts
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022

Lyric Fest‚ÄĒthe only performing arts organization in the Mid-Atlantic region with a primary focus on song in all its varied expression‚ÄĒconcludes its 2021-22 season with a program entitled My Favorite Things featuring soprano Jennifer Aylmer together with pianist Laura Ward on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 7:00pm at the Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA).

Bard Music Festival Explores Life and Times of One of Last Great Romantics in RACHMAN Photo Bard Music Festival Explores Life and Times of One of Last Great Romantics in RACHMANINOFF & HIS WORLD, August 5‚Ä"14
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 25, 2022

The Bard Music Festival returns for its 32nd season this August, with an intensive two-week exploration of ‚ÄúRachmaninoff and His World.‚ÄĚ In twelve themed concert programs, Bard examines Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873‚Äď1943), perhaps the last great exponent of Russian Romanticism, who nevertheless embodied many contradictions.

Photos: Porchlight Music Theatre's BLUES IN THE NIGHT Extended Through March 20 Photo Photos: Porchlight Music Theatre's BLUES IN THE NIGHT Extended Through March 20
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 23, 2022

Award-winning¬†Porchlight Music Theatre¬†has announced that its¬†latest mainstage production, the ‚ÄúBest Musical‚ÄĚ Tony Award-nominated¬†Blues in the Night,¬†conceived by¬†Sheldon Epps, with the music of¬†Bessie Smith,¬†Johnny Mercer,¬†Harold Arlen,¬†Vernon Duke,¬†Gordon Jenkins,¬†Alberta Hunter¬†and others,¬†is now extended through¬†March 20¬†at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts.

VIDEO: Meet The Women Of BLUES IN THE NIGHT At Porchlight Music Theatre Photo VIDEO: Meet The Women Of BLUES IN THE NIGHT At Porchlight Music Theatre
by Stage Tube - Feb 23, 2022

Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre latest mainstage production the ‚ÄúBest Musical‚ÄĚ Tony Award-nominated Blues in the Night, conceived by Sheldon Epps, with the music of Bessie Smith, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Vernon Duke, Gordon Jenkins, Alberta Hunter and others, is now playing through March 13 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St.

Vernon Duke Videos

VIDEO: Meet The Women Of BLUES IN THE NIGHT At Porchlight Music Theatre VideoVIDEO: Meet The Women Of BLUES IN THE NIGHT At Porchlight Music Theatre
by Stage Tube - Feb 23, 2022

Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre latest mainstage production the ‚ÄúBest Musical‚ÄĚ Tony Award-nominated Blues in the Night, conceived by Sheldon Epps, with the music of Bessie Smith, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Vernon Duke, Gordon Jenkins, Alberta Hunter and others, is now playing through March 13 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St.

BWW Exclusive: Watch Linda Lavin Sing from LOVE NOTES! VideoBWW Exclusive: Watch Linda Lavin Sing from LOVE NOTES!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 29, 2020

Club44 Records just released Love Notes, the new album from LINDA LAVIN a?" the Tony Award and Golden Globe winning and Emmy Award nominated stage and screen legend. Love Notes, an elegant and swinging mix of timeless standards, jazz classics and gems of the pop/rock era, is available from iTunes, Amazon, in stores and all streaming platforms.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More in Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 10, 2016

Harvey Blanks, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz-filled fable Cabin in the Sky, running for seven performances for Encores! at New York City Center, tonight, February 10, through February 14. The 1940 musical is directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson with choreography by Camille A. Brown. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the show below!

BWW TV: Unfamiliar with Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY? LaChanze, Michael Potts & Carly Hughes Give Sneak Peek!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 2, 2016

The 2016 season of New York City Center's Tony-honored Encores! will open with Cabin in the Sky on February 10-14, 2016, with an all-star cast, including: Harvy Blanks, Chuck Cooper,Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, Jonathan Kirkland, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon,Michael Potts and J.D. Webster. The company just gave us a special sneak peek and BroadwayWorld was there for the big day. Check out interviews with the company and a performance preview below!

BWW TV: LaChanze, Michael Potts & Carly Hughes Sing from Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 2, 2016

The 2016 season of New York City Center's Tony-honored Encores! will open with Cabin in the Sky on February 10-14, 2016, with an all-star cast, including: Harvy Blanks, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, Jonathan Kirkland, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, Michael Potts and J.D. Webster. The company just gave us a special sneak peek and you can check out performances from LaChanze, Potts and Hughes below!

AUDIO: Listen to Christine Ebersole, Ruthie Henshall, and More on ENCORES! Cast Recording of ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1936
by Stage Tube - Jan 31, 2016

To celebrate ZF36's eightieth anniversary, New York City Center has just released five songs from the out-of-print Encores! cast recording. Take a listen to all of them below!


Vernon Duke Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Vernon Duke written?
Vernon Duke has written 22 shows including Yvonne (Composer), The Yellow Mask (Composer), Shoot the Works! (Composer), Walk a Little Faster (Composer), Ziegfeld Follies of 1934 (Composer), Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 (Composer), The Show is On (Composer), It Happens on Ice (Composer), Cabin in the Sky (Composer), Banjo Eyes (Composer), The Lady Comes Across (Composer), Dancing in the Streets (Composer), Jackpot (Composer), Sadie Thompson (Composer), Sweet Bye and Bye (Composer), Two's Company (Composer), The Littlest Revue (Composer), The Littlest Revue (Composer), The Pink Jungle (Composer/Lyricist), Zenda (Composer), Nashville New York (Composer), Taking a Chance on Love (Composer).