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Date of Death: November 07, 2004 (85)

Birth Place: Gillespie, IL, USA

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Abby Books Celebrates Doris Day's 92nd Birthday with New Movie Poster Book
by Christina Mancuso - Apr 6, 2016

In celebration of singer and actress Doris Day's 92nd birthday, Abby Books has published a commemorative movie posters book featuring posters from 20 of her best films. Titled 20 Doris Day Movie Posters, the mini-book includes full-sized posters on 8 x 10 pages from the Hollywood icon's following films: Romance on the High Seas (1948), her film debut. Young Man with a Horn (1950) opposite the legendary Kirk Douglas and Lauren Bacall. Lullaby of Broadway (1951), one of her best earliest films. On Moonlight Bay (1951), a musical with Gordon MacRae. Storm Warning (1951), a film noir thriller starring Ginger Rogers and Ronald Reagan. I'll See You in My Dreams (1952) opposite Danny Thomas, best known as the star of the TV series, Make Room for Daddy. By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953), sequel to On Moonlight Bay (1951). Calamity Jane (1953), a lighthearted musical opposite Howard Keel. Love Me or Leave Me (1955), opposite the great James Cagney in a biographical romantic musical drama which tells the life story of Ruth Etting. Young at Heart (1955), a musical with legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra. Alfred Hitchcock's suspense thriller, The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), which won an Academy Award for Best Song for Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera), sung by Doris Day, which became her signature song. The Pajama Game (1957), based on the stage musical of the same name. Teacher's Pet (1958), romantic comedy opposite the iconic Clark Gable. Pillow Talk (1959), the first of three her memorable romantic comedies with Rock Hudson which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Midnight Lace (1960), a box office hit mystery thriller with Rex Harrison. Lover Come Back (1961), her second film, also a romantic comedy, with Hudson. That Touch of Mink (1962), a romantic comedy with the iconic Cary Grant. The Thrill of It All (1963), a romantic comedy with wry, handsome leading man James Garner. Move Over Darling (1964), a comedy film, her second with Garner. And, Send Me No Flowers (1964), her third film, a comedy, with Hudson. Day was one of the top box office and pop stars of the '50s and '60s, In all, she appeared in 39 feature films. The last film was 1968's With Six You Get Eggroll. 20 Doris Day Movie Posters is available from Abby Books at www.classicmovieposters.com. The book is 26 pages and sells for $12.95.

Wow, Wow, Wow Fellas! Meet the Creative Team of Broadway-Bound HELLO, DOLLY!
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 19, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported this morning, Bette Midler will indeed return to Broadway in one of the most cherished shows in musical theater history when she takes on the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in Michael Stewart's (book) and Jerry Herman's (music and lyrics) masterpiece, Hello, Dolly!. Directed by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks, Hello, Dolly! will begin performances on Broadway on March 13, 2017, with an official opening night of April 20, 2017. Rehearsals begin one year from today. This new production of Hello, Dolly!, the first new production of this classic musical to appear on Broadway since it opened more than fifty years ago, will have at its helm Jerry Zaks as its director, and will feature choreography by Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle. The new Dolly! will pay tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion, which has been hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Below, reacquaint yourself with the creative team, old and new!

WBT to Present SHOW BOAT
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 30, 2015

 Show Boat, the first great serious Broadway musical, combined the talents of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II. The story, which spans almost fifty years, follows the lives, loves, and losses of a troupe of riverboat performers aboard the Cotton Blossom floating theater on the mighty Mississippi.  Its timeless score contains some of the most beautiful and emotionally charged songs ever written for a musical, including 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man' and 'Make Believe.' "Ol' Man River", is the show's most memorable anthem about how the mighty Mississippi River, that unstoppable force of nature, is completely indifferent to human suffering.

WE OWN THE NIGHT Brings Music of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow to Hollybrook Golf & Tennis Club Tonight
by Carol Kassie - Nov 28, 2015

Tonight, November 28th, 2015 producer Connie Mason and Saladino Productions, Inc. will bring the music of some of the most lauded and recognized musicians of yesterday, today, and tomorrow to the Hollybrook Golf & Tennis Club for a 'One Night Only' Concert Event - We Own the Night - featuring Larry DiSalvi of The Duprees, The Five Satins and The Crests, along with singer/dancer Rome Saladino, and Broadway's Lissi Lennox. They will be accompanied by The Fabulous Funkadelic a 6-piece band that will 'rock the house!' says Saladino.

WE OWN THE NIGHT to Bring Music of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow to Hollybrook Golf & Tennis Club, 11/28
by Carol Kassie - Nov 10, 2015

On November 28th, 2015 producer Connie Mason and Saladino Productions, Inc. will bring the music of some of the most lauded and recognized musicians of yesterday, today, and tomorrow to the Hollybrook Golf & Tennis Club for a 'One Night Only' Concert Event - We Own the Night - featuring Larry DiSalvi of The Duprees, The Five Satins and The Crests, along with singer/dancer Rome Saladino, and Broadway's Lissi Lennox. They will be accompanied by The Fabulous Funkadelic a 6-piece band that will 'rock the house!' says Saladino.

Connie Mason and Saladino Productions Present We Own the Night
by Carol Kassie - Nov 5, 2015

On November 20th, 2015 producer Connie Mason and Saladino Productions, Inc. will bring the music of some of the most lauded and recognized musicians of yesterday, today, and tomorrowto the Herb Skolnick Community Center for a 'One Night Only' Concert Event - We Own the Night - featuring Larry DiSalvi of The Duprees, The Five Satins and The Crests, along with singer/dancer Rome Saladino, and Broadway's Lissi Lennox.

Julie Benko to Perform at Cornelia Street Cafe, 8/2
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 6, 2015

Whether she is lending her luminescent soprano to Broadway melodies, keenly reinterpreting contemporary folk and rock songs, or crooning jazz favorites in her warm alto range, singer Julie Benko possesses the rare vocal dexterity of range and genre that defines a true musical chameleon. Known for her sparkling tone, buttery phrasing, and adept storytelling, this longtime member of New York City's theatrical community momentarily steps off the Broadway stage (where she regularly appears in Les Miserables) and launches into the jazz world, bringing her unique fusion of melodic expressiveness and introspective clarity to the Cornelia Street Cafe on Sunday, August 2nd at 8:30 PM.

FLASH FRIDAY: Anything You Can Do! All About ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, From Ethel Merman To Megan Hilty
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 19, 2015

Today we are toasting this week's big news than Megan Hilty will take on the title role in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN.

JAWS, CABARET, MY FAIR LADY, THE KID and More Set for 2015 CAPA Summer Movie Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

The CAPA Summer Movie Series, the longest-running classic film series in America, celebrates its 45th anniversary in 2015 with an impressive assembly of classics, cult favorites, and beloved films. The 2015 series will run today, June 5-August 9 at the historic Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) and will feature 29 films over nine weeks (no films scheduled for the week of the Fourth of July).

The Group Rep Premieres LOVE AGAIN Musical Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Group Rep presents the world premiere musical Love Again, book by Doug Haverty, music by Adryan Russ, lyrics by Russ and Haverty, directed by Kay Cole, produced by Richard Alan Woody and Jon Cortez for The Group Rep, with musical direction by Richard Berent.

The Group Rep to Premiere LOVE AGAIN Musical This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

The Group Rep presents the world premiere musical Love Again, book by Doug Haverty, music by Adryan Russ, lyrics by Russ and Haverty, directed by Kay Cole, produced by Richard Alan Woody and Jon Cortez for The Group Rep, with musical direction by Richard Berent.

BWW Reviews: KISS ME KATE Will Leave You Feeling Amorous
by Jeff Davis - Apr 25, 2015

There are some shows that are ageless. Kiss Me Kate is one of them. The Cole Porter musical, while 67 years young, still entertains with ease, and Texas State University's current production of it showcases all that makes the show great.

JAWS, CABARET, MY FAIR LADY, THE KID and More Set for 2015 CAPA Summer Movie Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

The CAPA Summer Movie Series, the longest-running classic film series in America, celebrates its 45th anniversary in 2015 with an impressive assembly of classics, cult favorites, and beloved films. The 2015 series will run June 5-August 9 at the historic Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) and will feature 29 films over nine weeks (no films scheduled for the week of the Fourth of July).

KISS ME KATE 3D, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, THE BAND WAGON & CALAMITY JANE Blu-rays Out Today
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 3, 2015

Four classic movie musicals are coming to Blu-ray today!

BWW Reviews: Kristin Towers-Rowles Brings A LOVELY LINEAGE to Sierra Madre
by Don Grigware - Feb 17, 2015

On Sunday July 24, actress/singer Kristin Towers-Rowles debuted her one-woman cabaret A Lovely Lineage at Sterling's Upstairs @ Vitello's to resounding success. The amazing singer, who is the grand daughter of legendary MGM musical star Katharine Grayson and Broadway veteran Johnnie Johnston, saluted them both as well as her musical comedy performing parents Patty and Robert Towers. Although the young descendant of American show business royalty has a stupendous background, her life has not been that rosy. Playing a role onstage in a show called Veggie Tales, Towers-Rowles popped a disc in her back from wearing a 50-pound costume and was told she would never appear on stage again. She made a near complete recovery and although she still is in pain, exclaims, 'If I have to hurt, I might as well hurt on stage.' It is this unsinkable brave spirit that is present in her beautiful singing voice, in her glowing personality and overall captivating aura. She has an infectious sense of humor as well.

BCAP/BPT's UNCLE JACK Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP) and Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) co-production of Michael Hammond's comedy Uncle Jack opens next week. Running from tonight, February 12 to March 1 at the Boston University Theatre's Lane-Comley Studio 210, the newest play from Boston University's New Play Initiative is directed by the playwright.

BCAP/BPT's UNCLE JACK to Open Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

The Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP) and Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) co-production of Michael Hammond's comedy Uncle Jack opens next week. Running from February 12 to March 1 at the Boston University Theatre's Lane-Comley Studio 210, the newest play from Boston University's New Play Initiative is directed by the playwright.

Cole Porter's KISS ME KATE Leads Blu-ray Musical Collection, Out 3/3
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 14, 2015

Kiss Me Kate -- Cole Porter's 1953 hit musical filmed with the most advanced 3D technology during the medium's "golden era" - will be released March 3 in a new restored Blu-ray edition by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

CINDERELLA AT 70 is Released
by Christina Mancuso - Jan 14, 2015

Cinderella is alive and well in 2015. Prince Charming having divorced her for a trophy wife, she's teamed up with a new 70-year-old BFF as her mentor and author. She's learning about online dating, sex, boob jobs, botox, technology, the Millenia generation - and, of course, men. She can make a great martini - shaken, not stirred - and she's using her 2,000 years of experience to add a new dimension to everyone who meets her. Our favorite princess is delightful, funny, and promises to become your BFF too. The original idea for 'Cinderella at 70' was born when three women in their 60s spent a weekend together in Los Angeles, Treacy says. 'Sex and the City was hot,' she says. 'Over cosmos one evening, someone asked, 'Where do you think these women will be 30 years from now?' For the rest of the evening, happily inebriated, we continued to hypothesize. Would Carrie and Big have children? Would Miranda choose her career or life in Brooklyn? What would happen to Samantha and James? Would debutante Charlotte find happiness with her Jewish husband? It's taken 10 years from that night for Cinderella to evolve, but now we're both looking forward to the spotlight, the red carpet, and sharing our adventures with the world.' Toni Demarco, whose best seller Heartgasm, Increasing Intimacy and Ecstacy with Your Beloved was endorsed by Larry King, says 'Cinderella at 70' is a blissful read that took me on a journey and did not set me down until the final page.' Having already completed several pre-media buzz appearances in Las Vegas and Palm Springs, Treacy says, 'The stage is set for a roll out of 'Cinderella at 70' with many book readings, book signings, and media appearances lined up in 2015.' Request for review copies of the book can be secured at Beyond Publishing.net 702.623.2040. About Jane Friedlander Treacy Jane Friedlander Treacy is a native of Brooklyn, New York and a graduate of Barnard College and Columbia University. At the age of 15, she began her theatrical career working in off-Broadway theatres. At 20, she produced her first off-Broadway show, the hit revival of 'Anything Goes,' starring Hal Linden. For the next two decades, Jane produced more than 30 Broadway and National Touring shows, including 'Lord Pengo', starring Charles Boyer and Agnes Moorhead; 'The Odd Couple', starring Tony Randall and Jack Klugman; 'South Pacific:, starring Jane Powell and Howard Keel; 'Can Can', starring Leslie Caron; 'Seesaw', starring Lucie Arnaz and Tommy Tune; 'The Rainbmaker', starring Burt Reynolds, and 'Charley's Aunt', starring Vincent Price and Roddy McDowell. Her productions received numerous awards, including the Lid Angele Drama Critics 'Outstanding Musical Award' and the Off-Broadway Critic's Circle Award. Jane also served as Special Assistant to New York Senator Jacob K. Javits, and co-produced the 1964 Democratic Party Rally at Madison Square Garden. She resided in Indianapolis from 1978-1998, where she founded and published Teen Track, the only not-for-profit news magazine in the United States written totally by, for and about teenagers. She also served as Managing Editor for Indianapolis Woman magazine, helped found and was elected president of two theatres, and received the 'Woman of the Year' for her philanthropic work. Since moving to Palm Desert, California 15 years ago, Jane founded and co-produced five seasons of Cabaret Theatre West and has served on the Boards of numerous not-for-profit organizations. She is honored to be included in 'Who's Who of American Women' and 'Who's Who Worldwide.'

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