Birth Place: Ilford, ENGLAND
£70,000 Raised for the Gillian Lynne and Peter Land Foundation at TO GILLIE, WITH LOVE£70,000 Raised for the Gillian Lynne and Peter Land Foundation at TO GILLIE, WITH LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2019

On Tuesday evening, the great and good of the dance, theatre, film and TV industry came out in force to enjoy an unforgettable evening of stellar performances in celebration of the prolific and dearly-loved director choreographer, Gillian Lynne DBE at The Gillian Lynne Theatre, Drury Lane in London. (more...)

Bird College - Conservatoire For Dance And Musical Theatre Announces John Reid As The College's New PatronBird College - Conservatoire For Dance And Musical Theatre Announces John Reid As The College's New Patron
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019

Bird College - Conservatoire for Dance and Musical Theatre today announces the appointment of John Reid as a new patron, working alongside the President Stephen Mear and joining patrons Gary Avis, Christopher Biggins, Baroness Tessa Blackstone, Gavin Lee, Lara Pulver, Liz Robertson and Dougie Squires OBE MVO, adding to the breadth of ambassadors within the arts. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the All New Trailer For TO GILLIE, WITH LOVEVIDEO: Watch the All New Trailer For TO GILLIE, WITH LOVE
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2019

An unforgettable evening of stellar performances in celebration of the prolific and dearly-loved director choreographer, Gillian Lynne DBE will take place on Tuesday 2nd July 2019 at 7.30pm at The Gillian Lynne Theatre, Drury Lane in London. (more...)

Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: SONG & DANCEThrowing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: SONG & DANCE
by Ben Rimalower - Apr 26, 2019

The West End and Broadway musical Song & Dance has taken up a lot of space in my CD collection. In addition to the Original London Cast Recording starring Marti Webb (recorded live at the Palace Theatre in 1982), the 1984 British television broadcast from the stage of recently closed production at the Palace starring Sarah Brightman and the Original Broadway Cast Recording (of just the songs half, no dance music...) starring Bernadette Peters, I'm also including the original 1979 'Tell Me on a Sunday' album starring Marti Webb in her first stab at the material, from which the sung portion of Song & Dance was derived, as well as its 2003 London production starring Denise Van Outen. (more...)

TO GILLIE WITH LOVE Comes to The Gillian Lynne Theatre, Featuring Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo, and MoreTO GILLIE WITH LOVE Comes to The Gillian Lynne Theatre, Featuring Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019

An unforgettable evening of stellar performances in celebration of the prolific and dearly-loved director choreographer, Gillian Lynne DBE will take place on Tuesday 2nd July 2019 at 7.30pm at The Gillian Lynne Theatre, Drury Lane in London. (more...)

Bird College " Conservatoire For Dance And Musical Theatre Announces Gavin Lee As PatronBird College " Conservatoire For Dance And Musical Theatre Announces Gavin Lee As Patron
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

Bird College - Conservatoire for Dance, Music and Theatre Performance today announces the appointment of Gavin Lee as patron. Lee will be an advocate for Bird College and for the wider dance and musical theatre sector promoting the work of the college. Lee will work alongside current patrons Christopher Biggins, Baroness Tessa Blackstone, Lara Pulver, Liz Robertson, Dougie Squires OBE and Gary Avis MBE. (more...)

Bird College - Dance, Music And Theatre Performance Opens New Building And AnnouncesBird College - Dance, Music And Theatre Performance Opens New Building And Announces
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Bird College - Dance, Music and Theatre Performance today announces the appointment of Stephen Mear as President after an official opening of the new college campus took place yesterday. Mear will be an advocate for Bird College and for the wider dance and musical theatre sector promoting the work of the college as will Gary Avis MBE who was recently announced as a new patron. Both will work alongside existing patrons Christopher Biggins, Baroness Tessa Blackstone, Lara Pulver, Liz Robertson and Dougie Squires OBE. (more...)

Legendary Songwriters, Classic Popular Singers To Be Celebrated At The 29th Annual New York Cabaret Convention, October 9th-12thLegendary Songwriters, Classic Popular Singers To Be Celebrated At The 29th Annual New York Cabaret Convention, October 9th-12th
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

For three decades, the unofficial launch of 'autumn in New York' has been marked by the annual Cabaret Convention of The Mabel Mercer Foundation. This year, their four individual concerts will once again be presented at 6 p.m. at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, beginning Today, October 9thand running through Friday, October 12th. More than seventy diverse vocalists -- ranging in age from seventeen to ninety -- are scheduled to entertain; thirteen of these will make their New York Cabaret Convention debuts during the 2018 performances. (more...)

York Theatre Company's 'Musicals In Mufti' Series Will Celebrate The Alan Jay Lerner CentennialYork Theatre Company's 'Musicals In Mufti' Series Will Celebrate The Alan Jay Lerner Centennial
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

Celebrating the centennial of Alan Jay Lerner, The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, is proud to announce that its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series will celebrate the work of the legendary librettist and lyricist Alan Jay Lerner, whose hundredth birthday was August 31, 2018. The series honors one of the creators behind such classics as Brigadoon, Camelot, Love Life, and My Fair Lady. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on the Season Premiere of SPEECHLESS on ABC - Today, October 5, 2018Scoop: Coming Up on the Season Premiere of SPEECHLESS on ABC - Today, October 5, 2018
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on the Season Premiere of SPEECHLESS, airing on ABC today, October 5, 2018! (more...)

Bird College - Dance, Music And Theatre Performance Announces Gary Avis As The College's New PatronBird College - Dance, Music And Theatre Performance Announces Gary Avis As The College's New Patron
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Bird College - Dance, Music and Theatre Performance today announces that Gary Avis MBE will join the College as a new patron, working alongside existing patrons Christopher Biggins, Baroness Tessa Blackstone, Lara Pulver, Liz Robertson and Dougie Squires OBEMVO, adding to the breadth of ambassadors for the College. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on the Season Premiere of SPEECHLESS on ABC - Friday, October 5, 2018Scoop: Coming Up on the Season Premiere of SPEECHLESS on ABC - Friday, October 5, 2018
by TV Scoop - Sep 17, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on the Season Premiere of SPEECHLESS, airing on ABC on Friday, October 5, 2018! (more...)

Plaque Honoring Alan Jay Lerner To Be Unveiled Friday At Theatre Royal Drury LanePlaque Honoring Alan Jay Lerner To Be Unveiled Friday At Theatre Royal Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

On Friday 31 August 2018 at 2.30pm a plaque will be unveiled at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane to celebrate the centenary of the birth of the legendary playwright and lyricist Alan Jay Lerner. (more...)

Legendary Songwriters, Classic Popular Singers To Be Celebrated At The 29th Annual New York Cabaret Convention, October 9th-12thLegendary Songwriters, Classic Popular Singers To Be Celebrated At The 29th Annual New York Cabaret Convention, October 9th-12th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

For three decades, the unofficial launch of 'autumn in New York' has been marked by the annual Cabaret Convention of The Mabel Mercer Foundation. This year, their four individual concerts will once again be presented at 6 p.m. at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, beginning Tuesday, October 9thand running through Friday, October 12th. More than seventy diverse vocalists -- ranging in age from seventeen to ninety -- are scheduled to entertain; thirteen of these will make their New York Cabaret Convention debuts during the 2018 performances. (more...)

BWW Review: WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LERNER, Royal Festival HallBWW Review: WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LERNER, Royal Festival Hall
by Nicole Ackman - May 24, 2018

With A Little Bit of Lerner combined an outstanding group of performers with the BBC Concert Orchestra to present an exciting variety of many of Lerner's well-known and lesser-known songs at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall. It celebrated the centenary of great American lyricist Alan Jay Lerner's birth in 1918. (more...)

International Cast Announced For WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LERNER From The BBC Concert OrchestraInternational Cast Announced For WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LERNER From The BBC Concert Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

As announced today, 15 stars from across the musical-theatre world have been confirmed to appear in 'With a Little Bit of Lerner', a project from the BBC Concert Orchestra in association with the Society of London Theatre (SOLT). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Liz Robertson Sings 'Lerner Without Loewe' at Don't Tell MamaPhoto Coverage: Liz Robertson Sings 'Lerner Without Loewe' at Don't Tell Mama
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 14, 2018

Liz Robertson gave an affectionate musical tribute to her late husband, Alan Jay Lerner, the internationally acclaimed author of My Fair Lady last night in the theatre districts legendary Don't Tell Mama. My Fair Lady of course began it's Broadway run of 2,717 performances in 1956 at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on 51st Street. Don't Tell Mama on 46th street will present Liz Robinson's Cabaret show ( which she also performs in London) for three performances. (more...)

Len Cariou & Liz Robertson, Original Stars, Reunite in DANCE A LITTLE CLOSER ConcertLen Cariou & Liz Robertson, Original Stars, Reunite in DANCE A LITTLE CLOSER Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

Len Cariou and Liz Robertson, stars of the original Broadway production of Dance A Little Closer, the Charles Strouse and Alan Jay Lerner musical, have joined the cast of its previously announced concert adaptation, on Monday, April 16 at 7 pm at the Green Room 42. Presented in honor of composer Charles Strouse's 90th birthday by the Second Act Series, the stars will perform two songs they originated in the legendary, infamous and short-lived Broadway production. The abridged concert will also include never-before-heard songs cut during the show's workshop period. (more...)

Liz Robertson Returns to Don't Tell Mama with LERNER WITHOUT LOEWELiz Robertson Returns to Don't Tell Mama with LERNER WITHOUT LOEWE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

Don't Tell Mama is thrilled to present the return engagement of West End & Broadway star and Olivier Award-nominee Liz Robertson in 'Lerner Without Loewe,' an affectionate musical tribute to her late husband, Alan Jay Lerner, the internationally acclaimed author of My Fair Lady, currently in previews at The Vivian Beaumont Theatre and opening on April 19. Having debuted the show in a one night engagement last April, she now returns for three (3) performances -  Friday, April 13 at 7pm, Saturday, April 14 at 8pm, and Sunday, April 15 at 6pm. The evening is directed by Barry Kleinbort with musical direction by Ron Abel. (more...)

2018 MAC Award Nominees Announced2018 MAC Award Nominees Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) is pleased to announce the 2018 MAC Award nominees. The nominees, in a majority of the categories, were determined by votes cast by the active MAC membership. The MAC Board of Directors selected the nominees for Show of the Year. Special committees selected the nominees in the Ensemble Instrumentalist, Piano Bar Instrumentalist, Piano Bar Singing Entertainer (Female; Male), Recording (LaMott Friedman), Major Recording, Song and Comedy/Novelty Song categories. The names of the songwriters in the Song and Comedy/Novelty Song categories are being withheld during the voting period, but will be announced publicly as soon as the voting period concludes. (more...)

 1  2  3  4 … 9