Cy Coleman News

Date of Birth: June 14, 1929
Date of Death: November 18, 2004 (75)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Morning Brief August 21st, 2017: Broadway Community Rallies for 2017 Covenant House 'Sleep Out' and More!BWW Morning Brief August 21st, 2017: Broadway Community Rallies for 2017 Covenant House 'Sleep Out' and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: over 70 members of the Broadway community will rally tonight for 2017 Covenant House 'Sleep Out!' (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces The First Major London Revival Of BARNUMMenier Chocolate Factory Announces The First Major London Revival Of BARNUM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announced the first major London revival of BARNUM. Gordon Greenberg's production opens on 5 December, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 3 March 2018. The production goes on sale to supporters of the Menier on 31 August, and to the general public on 11 September. (more...)

Review: Laugh Your Way Through a Musical Screwball Ride ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURYReview: Laugh Your Way Through a Musical Screwball Ride ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by Shari Barrett - Aug 20, 2017

The glamorous passenger train Twentieth Century Limited, which ran between New York and Chicago between 1902 and 1967, is the main setting for the musical screwball comedy ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY now playing through August 27 at the Pan-Andreas Theatre, 5119 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038. Based partly on the 1930s film and play of the same name, the musical, with book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Cy Coleman, is part operetta, part farce, and part screwball comedy telling the story of the behind-the-scenes relationship between Lily, a temperamental actress and Oscar, a bankrupt theatre producer. The duo, played with great skill and comedic timing by Alena Bernardi and Wade Kelley, recount the tale of their adventure traveling from Chicago to New York in the 1930s as Oscar tries to cajole the glamorous Hollywood star into playing the lead in his new, but not-yet-written drama, and perhaps to rekindle their romance. (more...)

Court Theatre presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOECourt Theatre presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Stephen J. Albert, Executive Director, opens its 2017-2018 season with Five Guys Named Moe by Clarke Peters, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson, Music Director Abdul Hamid Royal and Associate Director Felicia P. Fields. Five Guys Named Moe, which features Louis Jordan's greatest hits, runs September 7 - October 8, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is September 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: Brick by Brick Arts Bring Back The Swinging 60's in SWEET CHARITYBWW Review: Brick by Brick Arts Bring Back The Swinging 60's in SWEET CHARITY
by David Edward Perry - Aug 12, 2017

'Sweet Charity' is a late 60's period comedy musical with some muddy areas of sadness. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 7th, 2017: Cast of JITNEY Set for Performance and Q&A Session and More!BWW Morning Brief August 7th, 2017: Cast of JITNEY Set for Performance and Q&A Session and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 7, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: JITNEY's Jerome Preston Bates, Brian D. Coats, Brandon J. Dirden, and Ray Anthony Thomas set for performance and Q&A at Queens Library tonight! (more...)

Rumor Buster: Interlakes GYPSY Has In Fact Purchased Rights; The Show Will Go On!Rumor Buster: Interlakes GYPSY Has In Fact Purchased Rights; The Show Will Go On!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

After receiving a series of emails this morning about a rogue regional production of Gypsy, BroadwayWorld decided to investigate... (more...)

Perry Laylon Ojeda Sings Comden & GreenPerry Laylon Ojeda Sings Comden & Green
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Launching his LA concert debut, Broadway singer & actor PERRY LAYLON OJEDA performing songs with lyrics by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green, the longest running creative partnership in theatre history. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/18/2017 - 7/25/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 7/18/2017 - 7/25/2017
by - Jul 25, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/18/2017 - 7/25/2017. (more...)

Lucille Lortel's Historic White Barn Theatre DemolishedLucille Lortel's Historic White Barn Theatre Demolished
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Following years of the best efforts from Hollywood and Broadway notables to save the late Lucille Lortel, Queen of Off-Broadway's White Barn Theater in Norwalk, Connecticut, the historic venue was demolished last week.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Tracy Nicole Chapman Rehearsing SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! at Pasadena PlayhouseBWW Interview: Tracy Nicole Chapman Rehearsing SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! at Pasadena Playhouse
by Don Grigware - Jul 19, 2017

Actress/singer Tracy Nicole Chapman is best known for originating the role of Shenzi in the Broadway production of The Lion King. She also appeared on Broadway in The Who's Tommy, Caroline, or Change and Cy Coleman's The Life. Other theatre credits include the Broadway revivals of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Music Man, and Into the Woods. She also toured with Jelly's Last Jam, Dreamgirls and Once on This Island. She is about to star in a world premiere musical Shout, Sister, Shout! about the life of gospel singer Rosetta Tharpe. Chapman took time out of her busy schedule to chat with us about the musical and playing Rosetta Tharpe. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Mary Gordon MurrayBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Mary Gordon Murray
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 18, 2017

Today's subject Mary Gordon Murray is currently living her theatre life onstage at The Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater playing Fräulein Schneider in the national tour of Cabaret. The production plays through August 6th. (more...)

SWEET CHARITY, LOVE IN HATE NATION, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN and More Slated for Penn State Centre Stage's 2017-18 SeasonSWEET CHARITY, LOVE IN HATE NATION, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN and More Slated for Penn State Centre Stage's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Penn State Centre Stage, Penn State's professional theatre training program, has announced its 2017-18 season.  (more...)

Thom Southerland to Direct First London Revival of THE WOMAN IN WHITEThom Southerland to Direct First London Revival of THE WOMAN IN WHITE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Acclaimed rising star director Thom Southerland (Titanic, Grey Gardens, Grand Hotel) is to direct the first ever revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical The Woman in White. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CITY OF ANGELS at Beck CenterPhoto Flash: First Look at CITY OF ANGELS at Beck Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Beck Center for the Arts presents City of Angels, winner of 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score. This acclaimed film noir musical runs tonight, July 7, through August 13, 2017 in the Mackey Theater. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: CABARET FESTIVAL 2017: CYRENS - THE SWINGING SONGBOOK OF CY COLEMAN at Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival CentreBWW Review: CABARET FESTIVAL 2017: CYRENS - THE SWINGING SONGBOOK OF CY COLEMAN at Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
by Barry Lenny - Jun 26, 2017

The Cyrens were simply captivating. (more...)

Beck Center Brings the City of Angels to LakewoodBeck Center Brings the City of Angels to Lakewood
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Beck Center for the Arts is pleased to present City of Angels, winner of 6 Tony Awards³ including Best Musical and Best Original Score. This acclaimed film noir musical runs July 7 through August 13, 2017 in the Mackey Theater. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are now on sale. Buy early and save with promo code: HWOOD to receive $5 off each adult/senior ticket purchased by July 6. (more...)

Signature's SIZZLIN' SUMMER NIGHTS Cabaret Series AnnouncedSignature's SIZZLIN' SUMMER NIGHTS Cabaret Series Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Virginia's Signature Theatre opens its air-conditioned doors once again for the annual Sizzlin' Summer Nights Series. Two and a half weeks of live music and performances by Signature favorites and DC area stars. The cabaret series runs July 5 through July 22, with a different performance every night. (more...)

Mara Davi, Erica Dorfler, Luke Smith and More Sign on for Barrington Stage's 2017 SeasonMara Davi, Erica Dorfler, Luke Smith and More Sign on for Barrington Stage's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, has announced additional casting for the 2017 season. (more...)

Legendary Pianist Byron Janis Releases First Album of Three Volume SeriesLegendary Pianist Byron Janis Releases First Album of Three Volume Series
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Piano legend Byron Janis releases Byron Janis Live on Tour, an album of never before released live recordings of performances by the internationally celebrated pianist. (more...)

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