Alan Jay Lerner News

 
Date Of Birth:
August 31, 1918
Date Of Death:
June 14, 1986 (67)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
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Alan Jay Lerner News

Date of Birth: August 31, 1918
Date of Death: June 14, 1986 (67)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Way-nee Dee & the Band's New Album 'Still My Nature'  Out TodayWay-nee Dee & the Band's New Album 'Still My Nature' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

This is a follow-up album from Way-nee Dee, titled “Still My Nature”, accompanied by the “Never Too Late” band. T (more...)

Photo Coverage: First look at Grandview Carriage Place Players' MY FAIR LADYPhoto Coverage: First look at Grandview Carriage Place Players' MY FAIR LADY
by Jerri Shafer - Jul 16, 2017

My Fair Lady is a musical based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so that she may pass as a lady. Grandview Carriage Place Players puts a unique spin on this beloved tale with costumes and set in the steampunk design! Performances are at the Grandview High School, 1587 West Third Avenue, Grandview, Ohio.  July 14th & 15th at 7:00 and July 16th at 2:00 pm.  Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. (more...)

Michael Lavine and Friends Come to Feinstein's/54 Below TonightMichael Lavine and Friends Come to Feinstein's/54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Michael Lavine (Broadway vocal coach, performer and sheet music guru) is bringing his show Michael Lavine & Friends to the East Coast for a special show Tonight - Thursday, July 13 at 7:00 pm at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 10th, 2017 - NYMF, PIPELINE and More!BWW Morning Brief July 10th, 2017 - NYMF, PIPELINE and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 10, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The 2017 New York Musical Festival kicks off today, and Dominique Morisseau's PIPELINE opens tonight at Lincoln Center Theater! (more...)

Michael Lavine and Friends Come to Feinstein's/54 Below this ThursdayMichael Lavine and Friends Come to Feinstein's/54 Below this Thursday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Michael Lavine (Broadway vocal coach, performer and sheet music guru) is bringing his show Michael Lavine & Friends to the East Coast for a special show this Thursday, July 13 at 7:00 pm at Feinstein's/54 Below, (Broadway's Supper Club) 254 West 54th Street (bet. Broadway & 8th Ave.), NYC. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Michael Colby about Life with Theatrical Royalty at the Algonquin HotelExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Michael Colby about Life with Theatrical Royalty at the Algonquin Hotel
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 9, 2017

Imagine growing up in a world where your neighbors were Tennessee Williams, The Marx Brothers, Alan Jay Lerner, Noel Coward, Arthur Miller, and scores of others. For Michael Colby, he did grow up in such a world because his grandparents owned New York's famous Algonquin Hotel. Now, Michael swings by Shetler to discuss with Rob and Kevin his enviable life as a real life Eloise of The Plaza. (more...)

Ruby Rakos, Jason Danieley, Max von Essen and More to Follow the Yellow Brick Road in 'CHASING RAINBOWS' LabsRuby Rakos, Jason Danieley, Max von Essen and More to Follow the Yellow Brick Road in 'CHASING RAINBOWS' Labs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Following two successful productions at Flat Rock Playhouse and Goodspeed Musicals, the producers of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz have announced three private industry lab performances on Thursday, July 13 and Friday, July 14 in New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY at Olney Theatre Center is Just Plain 'Loverly'BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY at Olney Theatre Center is Just Plain 'Loverly'
by Charles Shubow - Jul 6, 2017

I recall with reverence the illustrated cover of the original cast album of MY FAIR LADY by the acclaimed caricaturist, the late Al Hirschfeld (who has a Broadway theater named in his honor). It featured the author of 'Pygmalion' which MY FAIR LADY is based on, George Bernard Shaw, overlooking a cloud in heaven with puppet strings holding up the two lead characters in the show, Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle, It's a true classic. So was the original cast which opened on Broadway in 1956 and starred Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison and later became a smash movie with Harrison and Audrey Hepburn in 1964. I recall having a reserved seat ticket for the film. (more...)

Colin Firth Still In the Running for MY FAIR LADY Revival?Colin Firth Still In the Running for MY FAIR LADY Revival?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Lincoln Center Theater, in association with Nederlander Presentations Inc., will mount a new production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady next spring, the first Broadway production of the classic musical in 25 years. MY FAIR LADY, which will be directed by Bartlett Sher, will begin previews Thursday, March 22, 2018 and open on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Official: Ted Chapin Curates 92Y's New Lyrics & Lyricists Season, Featuring Jonathan Groff, Lynn Ahrens and MoreOfficial: Ted Chapin Curates 92Y's New Lyrics & Lyricists Season, Featuring Jonathan Groff, Lynn Ahrens and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

92Y announces Ted Chapin, President & Chief Creative Officer of Rodgers & Hammerstein, will serve in the newly created role of Producer of Lyrics & Lyricists, beginning next season. For nearly five decades, L&L has been at the forefront of exploring and sharing the best of the American Songbook, and this opens a new chapter. (more...)

BWW Preview: CVRep Presents a Robust Series of Summer Offerings.BWW Preview: CVRep Presents a Robust Series of Summer Offerings.
by Audrey Liebross - Jun 23, 2017

Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep) has a robust summer season planned, which is already in progress. Its offerings consist of plays, cabaret, jazz, and classical music. This weekend, Perry Ojeda, who played Gabey in the 1998 Broadway Revival of ON THE TOWN, will perform in concert. Mr. Ojeda will sing the songs of Betty Comden and Adolph Green. (more...)

Michael Lavine and Friends Come to Feinstein's/54 Below for One Night OnlyMichael Lavine and Friends Come to Feinstein's/54 Below for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Michael Lavine (Broadway vocal coach, performer and sheet music guru) is bringing his show Michael Lavine & Friends to the East Coast for a special show on Thursday, July 13 at 7:30 pm at Feinstein's/54 Below, (Broadway's Supper Club) 254 West 54th Street (bet. Broadway & 8th Ave.), NYC.  (more...)

Patrick Wilson Replaces Steven Pasquale in City Center's BRIGADOONPatrick Wilson Replaces Steven Pasquale in City Center's BRIGADOON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

New York City Center announced today that Patrick Wilson will join the cast of Brigadoon this fall. The concert production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick's Loewe's classic musical, directed by Christopher Wheeldon with music direction by Rob Berman, begins on November 15 with a gala performance honoring Tony Award-winning producer and City Center Board co-chairman Stacey Mindich. An additional six performances will be heldNovember 16 through 19. Funds raised by all performances will allow City Center to make the best in the performing arts accessible to the widest possible audience by subsidizing affordable tickets throughout the year to programs such as Fall for Dance and Encores! Off-Center. (more...)

Photo Coverage:  92Y Lyrics & Lyricists Shines a Spotlight on Lerner And LoewePhoto Coverage: 92Y Lyrics & Lyricists Shines a Spotlight on Lerner And Loewe
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 6, 2017

The 92Y Lyrics & Lyricists presented From Camelot to California The Worlds of Lerner & Loewe this weekend and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

BWW Review: CAMELOT: Feeling Nostalgic for JFKBWW Review: CAMELOT: Feeling Nostalgic for JFK
by Nancy Grossman - May 23, 2017

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston closes out the season with David Lee's adaptation of Lerner and Loewe's CAMELOT, a revision that hones in on the relationships among the three principals and retains the glorious score, while jettisoning considerable weight from the historically burdensome book. Producing Artistic Director Spiro Veloudos shapes the production with his vision for the 21st century, assisted by the virtuosic Music Director Catherine Stornetta and Rachel Bertone, whose choreography blends medieval style with modern dance steps. (more...)

YOUNG ARTISTS OF AMERICA: THE SONGS OF TIM RICE to Air on MPT This JuneYOUNG ARTISTS OF AMERICA: THE SONGS OF TIM RICE to Air on MPT This June
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The broadcast premiere of Young Artists of America: The Songs of Tim Rice, airs on Maryland Public Television (MPT) Thursday, June 1 at 8 p.m. Filmed recently at MPT's Owings Mills studios, the program features symphonic, dance, and vocal performances of lyricist Sir Tim Rice's musical theater and movie hits by the Bethesda-based group, (YAA). YAA consists of students from more than 80 schools in Maryland, northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. The one-hour television special includes the talents of some 150 area students, and is hosted by Sir Tim Rice. (more...)

MTI Acquires Licensing Rights to My Fair Lady, Brigadoon, Camelot, Paint Your Wagon, and The Day Before SpringMTI Acquires Licensing Rights to My Fair Lady, Brigadoon, Camelot, Paint Your Wagon, and The Day Before Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Drew Cohen, President of Music Theatre International (MTI), announced today that MTI will represent the secondary stage performance rights to five musicals by the legendary writing team of Lerner & Loewe, including their masterpiece My Fair Lady, the beloved classics Camelot, Brigadoon and Paint Your Wagon, and their newly-restored early work, The Day Before Spring.   MTI, from June 1, will begin representing My Fair Lady in the US, the UK, and all English-language territories, and will represent the four other titles on a worldwide basis. (Some restrictions may apply). (more...)

Center Stage Jackson Seeks Artistic Directors for 2017-18 SeasonCenter Stage Jackson Seeks Artistic Directors for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Center Stage Jackson is seeking artistic directors for its 2017-2018 Main Stage Season. The Main Stage Season will consist of two musicals at Jackson College and one dinner theater at the Sandhill Crane Vineyards. (more...)

Peter Gregus and Lindsie VanWinkle to Lead MY FAIR LADY at New Bedford Festival TheatrePeter Gregus and Lindsie VanWinkle to Lead MY FAIR LADY at New Bedford Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

New Bedford Festival Theatre, the Moss Hart award-winning theatre in New Bedford, MA, under the leadership of Producer Armand Marchand is proud to announce its cast for their summer production of MY FAIR LADY. Performances begin July 21 and closes on July 30. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of Porchlight's Revisited ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVERPhoto Flash: Opening Night of Porchlight's Revisited ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final production in the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, music by Burton Lane, book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and based on the book Berkeley Square by John L. Balderston with direction by Lili-Anne Brown, musical direction by Andra Velis Simon and starring Sharriese Hamilton and Karl Hamilton. Porchlight Revisits On a Clear Day You Can See Forever is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, May 9 through Thursday, May 11 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Marry Me a Little (previews begin Friday, April 14) at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets are $35. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Weber that discusses that evening's production including the show's creative history, backstage gossip and the state of the art on Broadway that season. Single tickets are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252. (more...)

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