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David Merrick Videos

Date Of Birth:
November 27, 1911
Date Of Death:
April 25, 2000 (88)
Birth Place:
St. Louis, MO, USA
Date of Birth: November 27, 1911
Date of Death: April 25, 2000 (88)

Birth Place: St. Louis, MO, USA
VIDEO: Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell Reunite On RAGTIME Duet VideoVIDEO: Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell Reunite On RAGTIME Duet
by Alan Henry - Jan 25, 2019

Twenty years after they first performed the roles, Broadway stars Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell re-united to sing 'Wheels of a Dream' from Ragtime LIVE at the Kennedy Center at the et Freedom Ring! concert in collaboration with Georgetown University on January 21st, 2019. Check out the video below!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Fulton Theatre's 42ND STREET VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Fulton Theatre's 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

The historic Fulton Theatre is tapping in the holiday season with a signature Fulton dance extravaganza! The glitz, glamour, and the 'Lullaby of Broadway,' 42nd Street. This classic Broadway Music is bursting with show-stopping number after show-stopping number including memorable Broadway standards such as 'We're In the Money,' 'About a Quarter to Nine,' 'Shuffle Off to Buffalo,' and the title song 'Forty-Second Street'! 42nd Street at the Fulton will excite your senses and energize your spirits for the holidays!

VIDEO: Stars Turn Out to Help BC/EFA Raise Over $900,000 at the 2018 Broadway Flea Ma VideoVIDEO: Stars Turn Out to Help BC/EFA Raise Over $900,000 at the 2018 Broadway Flea Market
by Stage Tube - Oct 1, 2018

Broadway's most sensational onstage and offstage stars, passionate fans, avid collectors and animated bidders celebrated the biggest day for Broadway fans on Sunday, September 30, 2018, as the 32nd Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction raised $906,825 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

BWW TV Exclusive: Konversations with Keeme: A Chat with Tamara Tunie VideoBWW TV Exclusive: Konversations with Keeme: A Chat with Tamara Tunie
by Konversations with Keeme - Jun 20, 2018

This episode features: Tamara Tunie who starred for 15 seasons as Medical Examiner Dr. Melinda Warner in the top-rated series 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.' Tunie, also, starred as Marie Van Der Veen, the matriarch and the "moral fiber" of a Native American tribe, on Sundance TV's THE RED ROAD. COMING SOON, Tunie stars in AMC's new series DIETLAND and the BBC/Netflix political drama "The Forgiving Earth".   She also appeared in the highly visible role of Alberta Green in season one of the hit series '24', as well as guest appearances on "Better Call Saul", "Blue Bloods", "Billions", "Alpha House", "Elementary" "Survivor's Remorse", "Zoo", "The Good Wife", 'Law and Order,' 'Sex and the City,' and 'NYPD Blue",  to name a handful.

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones on Stage Together One Last Time VideoBWW TV Exclusive: Watch Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones on Stage Together One Last Time
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 1, 2018

As magical as the evening was, after Freddie Gershon gave an impassioned presentation to the duo, Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones hit the stage and brought the house down at ages 88 and 89 respectively. They joined forces onstage to perform a song from their musical The Bone Room, described by Jones as being about 'the pleasures of dying and being embalmed in this great country of ours.' Below, watch as they perform together for the last time. BWW feels privileged to share with you a bit of highlights of these two legends together before a rapt and ecstatic audience who precded to shower them with a (well deserved) standing ovation... RIP Harvey Schmidt. 

BWW Flashback: HELLO, DOLLY! Comes to Broadway (for the First Time) with Carol Channi VideoBWW Flashback: HELLO, DOLLY! Comes to Broadway (for the First Time) with Carol Channing!
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2018

The Shubert Theatre may be getting a fresh marquee this week, with Bernadette Peters' name in lights, but 54 years ago today, Dolly Gallagher Levi made her very first appearance on Broadway.

BWW TV: Maria Friedman, Andrea McArdle, Lee Roy Reams and Winifred Sanderson (?) Prev VideoBWW TV: Maria Friedman, Andrea McArdle, Lee Roy Reams and Winifred Sanderson (?) Preview Their Fall Shows at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by TV - Press Previews - Sep 24, 2017

Little orphan Annie, a Brit, a tapper and a witch walk into a bar... Earlier this week, Tony nominee Maria Friedman (Lenny & Steve: September 19-23); Jay Armstrong Johnson (Not So Scary Halloween Party: October 31); Tony nominee Andrea McArdle (An Evening with Andrea McArdle: October 10-14); and Tony nominee Lee Roy Reams (Celebrating 42nd Street: October 6-7) stopped by Feinstein's/54 Below to preview their upcoming shows.

VIDEO: 30 Days of TONY, Day 11: Carol Channing Joins the Tony Parade
by Stage Tube - May 31, 2017

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's Tony Award Countdown: 30 Days of TONY, a loving look at some of the most memorable moments from Tony's history featuring today's nominees!

STAGE TUBE: See Rare Footage of Mary Tyler Moore in BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY's
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2017

Take a look at Mary Tyler Moore onstage in this vintage footage shot during a dress rehearsal during the Philadelphia run of Breakfast at Tiffany's the musical. Filmed by a cast member, the silent, color 8mm footage includes clips from rehearsal as well as footage of the cast traveling to the Forrest Theater for the show's out of town tryout.

VIDEO: David Hyde Pierce Talks HELLO DOLLY, A LIFE & More on 'Live'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

David Hyde Pierce talked with Kelly Ripa and guest co-host Matt Bomer about his current Off-Broadway project, A LIFE, at Playwrights Horizons and his starring role in the upcoming production of HELLO DOLLY opposite, Bette Midler.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of the New 42ND STREET National Tour!
by TV - On the Road - Sep 25, 2015

TROIKA Entertainment, LLC has announced that the national tour of the quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET has launched on September 22, 2015 at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City, UT. This sparkling new production is directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award winning Best Revival.  Check out a first look at highlights of the tour below!

VIDEO: Ethel Merman, David Merrick & More in Rare Footage from Original GYPSY Rehearsal
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 13, 2015

Professional writer, playwright and lyricist, Stephen B. Crowley has shared astounding footage of the original 1959 production of GYPSY in rehearsal.

BWW TV Exclusive: Joshua Ellis Shares True Stories of a Broadway Press Agent in CALL MY PUBLICIST!
by Randy Rainbow - Apr 26, 2015

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director), as part of its acclaimed Developmental Readings Series, presented CALL MY PUBLICIST! - The Starry Education of a Broadway Press Agent, written and performed by Joshua Ellis. This premiere reading, directed by Gretchen Cryer was presented earlier this month at The York Theatre Company. BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive highlights from the special night below!

VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 12 - Never Before Seen Jill Eikenberry & Michael Tucker - PROMISES, PROMISES!
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Dec 24, 2014

We did it! Welcome to Day #12 of BroadwayWorld's 12 Days Of Christmas 'video' features. It has been really fun being your 'Guest Editor' for these 12 days and today, on this Christmas Eve, we, once again, have something really special for you, which had us, yet again, digging into the VAULTS.

BWW TV: GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE's Robert L. Freedman Celebrates Tony for Best Book of a Musical!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2014

As we reported last night, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder's Robert L. Freedman won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with the winner on what the award means to him - hear what Freedman had to say below!

by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2012

Today in 1964, Hello Dolly! opened at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 2844 performances. The show features lyrics and music by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, based on Thornton Wilder's 1938 farce The Merchant of Yonkers, which Wilder revised and retitled The Matchmaker in 1955. Hello, Dolly! was first produced on Broadway by David Merrick in 1964, winning the Tony Award for Best Musical and nine other Tonys. The show album Hello, Dolly! An Original Cast Recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002. The show has become one of the most enduring musical theatre hits, enjoying three Broadway revivals and international success. It was also made into a 1969 film that was nominated for seven Academy Awards.

STAGE TUBE: Shirley Jones et al. Pay Tribute to Impresario Jon Finch
by Michael Stever - Sep 30, 2011

Few members of the American theatrical community have worn more hats, or seen more 'acts' in their careers than Jon Finch. The Bartlesville Oklahoma native was recently honored in Edmund Oklahoma with a gala extravaganza, paying tribute to the esteemed 'Presenter For The Arts,' & one time Ringling Brothers circus clown for a job well done.

STAGE TUBE: Renaissance Players' HELLO, DOLLY! Highlights
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 17, 2011

One of Broadway's biggest musical hits ever - Hello, Dolly! - winner of 10 Tony Awards, is next onstage at Dickson's Renaissance Center as The Renaissance Players present the musical comedy by Jerry Herman, known to many as 'the king of showtunes,' running through June 26, starring Marilyn Fair, Linda Sue Simmon Runyeon, Bryan Wlas, and Nathan W. Brown.

STAGE TUBE: Renaissance Players present HELLO, DOLLY!
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 10, 2011

The Renaissance Players proudly present HELLO, DOLLY!, June 10 - June 26, 2011 @ The Renaissance Center in Dickson, TN. This classic Broadway musical features 35 local actors, under the Direction of Bryan J. Wlas, Musical Direction by Nathan W. Brown. Visit for more information.

STAGE TUBE: Brian Stokes Mitchell Sings On The Today Show
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 18, 2009

Brian Stokes Mitchell visited The Today Show to sing a selection from his new CD/DVD 'Ring Christmas Bells.' Mitchell also discussed his 'Lights on Broadway With brian Stokes Mitchell' children's book, a benefit for The Actors Fund. Each book comes with a CD single of 'I was Here.'