Date of Birth: August 21, 1907
Date of Death: July 02, 2007 (99)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
The Great American Songbook Foundation Has Appointed Marissa Nielsen as Individual Giving Officer The Great American Songbook Foundation Has Appointed Marissa Nielsen as Individual Giving Officer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020

The Great American Songbook Foundation has hired an experienced development professional to build local and national philanthropic support for its music preservation and arts education initiatives. (more...)

The Great American Songbook Foundation Will Present Historical Exhibit 'Of Thee I Sing: Politics on Stage' The Great American Songbook Foundation Will Present Historical Exhibit 'Of Thee I Sing: Politics on Stage'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019

With a momentous national election just a year away, the Great American Songbook Foundation has assembled an interactive historical exhibit exploring the intersection of politics, patriotism and entertainment in the world of musical theater - and it didn't start with Hamilton. (more...)

BWW Review: MICHAEL LONGORIA dazzled in 'Like They Do In the Movies' at The Green Room 42 BWW Review: MICHAEL LONGORIA dazzled in 'Like They Do In the Movies' at The Green Room 42
by Chris Struck - Oct 13, 2019

Michael Longoria promoted his latest album release with an exciting production of the music from movies and TV past that he's found particularly impactful. It wasn't all tragic love songs as his original (and CD's title) song, 'Kiss me like they do in the movies' spun a hopeful sound. (more...)

Songbook Foundation Archivist Earns National Certification Songbook Foundation Archivist Earns National Certification
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

​​​​​​​Great American Songbook Foundation Archivist Lisa Lobdell has been named to the national Academy of Certified Archivists, a certification that supports and promotes the highest level of professional archival standards and practices. (more...)

$30M Simon Gift presented To Songbook Foundation $30M Simon Gift presented To Songbook Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

The Great American Songbook Foundation today announced a transformative gift in the form of one of Indiana's most stately and renowned private residences. (more...)

Great American Songbook Museum Finds Home in Local Mansion Great American Songbook Museum Finds Home in Local Mansion
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

The Great American Songbook Foundation today announced a transformative gift in the form of one of Indiana's most stately and renowned private residences. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Natalie Weiss & More in New Teaser for GHOST THE MUSICAL at WPPAC BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Natalie Weiss & More in New Teaser for GHOST THE MUSICAL at WPPAC
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 25, 2017

The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) presents GHOST THE MUSICAL playing now through October 29. BroadwayWorld has an extended look at new footage from the show in the teaser below! (more...)

Great American Songbook Foundation Partners with HistoryIT to Create Meredith Willson Digital Collection Great American Songbook Foundation Partners with HistoryIT to Create Meredith Willson Digital Collection
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

The Great American Songbook Foundation today launched a website showcasing the archives of composer and playwright Meredith Willson, the man behind the Broadway and cinema hits The Music Man and The Unsinkable Molly Brown. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Natalie Weiss, Steven Grant Douglas and More in GHOST THE MUSICAL at WPPAC Photo Flash: First Look at Natalie Weiss, Steven Grant Douglas and More in GHOST THE MUSICAL at WPPAC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) presents GHOST THE MUSICAL playing tonight, October 13, through October 29. BroadwayWorld has photos of the starry cast in action below! (more...)

GHOST THE MUSICAL, Starring Natalie Weiss and Steven Grant Douglas, Opens Tonight at WPPAC GHOST THE MUSICAL, Starring Natalie Weiss and Steven Grant Douglas, Opens Tonight at WPPAC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) presents GHOST THE MUSICAL playing tonight, October 13, through October 29. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth, Michael Feinstein Highlight SONGBOOK CELEBRATION in Carmel Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth, Michael Feinstein Highlight SONGBOOK CELEBRATION in Carmel
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

An unforgettable performance by Kristin Chenoweth topped a star-studded evening Saturday as the Center for the Performing Arts hosted its 6th Annual Songbook Celebration presented by Krieg DeVault. The gala in the elegant Palladium concert hall drew 550 attendees and raised over $600,000 to support the Center's artistic and educational programming. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Original Tour Star Steven Grant Douglas to Join Natalie Weiss in GHOST at WPPAC; Cast Complete! Original Tour Star Steven Grant Douglas to Join Natalie Weiss in GHOST at WPPAC; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) has announced the full cast of GHOST THE MUSICAL playing October 13-29. (more...)

Natalie Weiss to Star as 'Molly' in GHOST THE MUSICAL in White Plains Natalie Weiss to Star as 'Molly' in GHOST THE MUSICAL in White Plains
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) has announced that YouTube sensation and American Idol semi-finalist Natalie Weiss will star as 'Molly' in GHOST THE MUSICAL, onstage October 13-29. (more...)

Alexander Klaws und Willemijn Verkaik in GHOST - Das Musical Alexander Klaws und Willemijn Verkaik in GHOST - Das Musical
by Marcel Konrath - Sep 11, 2017

Alexander Klaws und Willemijn Verkaik in GHOST - Das Musical. Premiere am 07.12.2017 im Theater des Westens Berlin (more...)

White Plains Performing Arts Center Announces Fall Season! White Plains Performing Arts Center Announces Fall Season!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) is proud to announce an exciting Fall Season.  All performances are at the White Plains theatre, located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains.  (more...)

GHOST " DAS MUSICAL kommt nach Berlin
by Marcel Konrath - Mar 14, 2017

GHOST - DAS MUSICAL kommt nach Berlin (more...)

BWW Review: US Army's BLUEPRINT SPECIALS Enlists Laura Osnes and Will Swenson
by Michael Dale - Jan 14, 2017

When Americans think of the shows that entertained soldiers during World War II, visions of Bob Hope on a temporary outdoor stage wisecracking for thousands of servicemen, courtesy of the USO, are what usually comes to mind. (more...)

Laura Osnes and Will Swenson Star in Waterwell's BLUEPRINT SPECIALS, Opening Tonight at the Intrepid
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Waterwell welcomes Broadway regulars, Military veterans, and civilian artists for the Blueprint Specials, presented in association with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival. (more...)

Laura Osnes and Will Swenson to Star in Waterwell's BLUEPRINT SPECIALS Musicals at Under the Radar 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Waterwell announced today the revival of the Blueprint Specials, a series of lost WWII-era musicals composed principally by Broadway legend Frank Loesser to be presented in association with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival. The production will star Tony Award nominees Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie and Clyde) and Will Swenson (Hair) and be directed by Drama Desk nominee Tom Ridgely. (more...)

BWW Review: 26 Years After Making Success in Film, GHOST O MUSICAL Resurges on Stage as a Musical, in Many Ways Resembling the Movie
by Claudio Erlichman - Sep 12, 2016

Based on the hit 1990 romantic drama film of the same name, GHOST, a timeless fantasy about the power of love, had its Brazilian premiere at Teatro Bradesco in Sao Paulo. The plot centers on lovers Sam and Molly, who are attacked as they are returning to their apartment. When Sam dies he becomes caught between the real world and the next. Molly is in danger and Sam cannot leave her. A phony storefront medium, Oda Mae Brown, helps Sam to get in touch with Molly to warn her. (more...)

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