George M! 1968

Opened: April 10, 1968

George M! - 1968 - Broadway History , Info & More

Palace Theatre (Broadway)
1564 Broadway New York, NY

GEORGE M! tells the life story of George M. Cohan, a giant of the American Musical Theater who gave us such songs asYankee Doodle Dandy, Over There, You're A Grand Old Flag, and Give My Regards to Broadway. The show follows him over a 60-year period period from the late 1880s until 1937. The story begins with his childhood in Rhode Island on the vaudeville circuit with his parents and sister as "The Four Cohans," continuing to New York, where he starts his 25-year absolute reign of the Broadway stage.


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Photos: Joel Grey Celebrates 90th Birthday in Times Square
by Bruce Glikas - Apr 11, 2022


BroadwayWorld wishes a very happy birthday to Academy Award and Tony Award winning legend Joel Grey, who today celebrated his 90th birthday with Broadway friends in Times Square. Our photog was on hand as well!

La Mirada Presents YOU'RE A GRAND OLD RAG
by Julie Musbach - Jun 12, 2019


La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts presents a fascinating, stirring look at patriotism - and what it means to be an American - with YOU'RE A GRAND OLD RAG, aptly named thanks to the famous Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, celebrating the music of the legendary George M. Cohan on June 30that 2 PM. Recognized even today as the iconic Yankee Doodle Dandy, Cohan became synonymous with Americanism through his rousing songs "Over There," "You're a Grand Old Flag," "Give My Regards to Broadway" and more. Today, the national dialogue brings this Congressional Gold Medal winner front and center.

BWW Exclusive: New York's Palace Theatre- The Valhalla of Vaudeville
by Trav S. D. - Aug 10, 2018


Built in 1913 as the flagship for the big time vaudeville circuit run by E.F. Albee and Martin Beck, manager of the Western Vaudeville Managers Association, the Palace was the perfect showplace for the biggest of big time vaudeville during the last two decades of its existence.

Joel Grey Set for Syfy's WAREHOUSE 13 Series
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 15, 2013


TVGuide reports exclusively that Broadway vet Joel Grey will be guest starring in Syfy's scripted series WAREHOUSE 13 in the role of 'Magic Man.'

TV Exclusive: Joel Grey Wows Birthday Crowd with 'Willkommen'
by Robert Diamond - Apr 16, 2012


On April 11, 2012, Broadway legend Joel Grey celebrated his 80th birthday with a special private party hosted by his longtime PR firm, O&M Co., at The McKittrick Hotel's Manderley Bar (also home to SLEEP NO MORE), following that evening's performance of ANYTHING GOES. BWW's scoopers got their hands on a cell phone shot video of the tireless star entertaining the crowd with another unforgettable performance of 'Willkommen' from CABARET. Where he gets the energy from, we don't know.

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey Celebrates His 80th Birthday with Bernadette Peters & ANYTHING GOES Company
by Walter McBride - Apr 12, 2012


Bernadette Peters surprised Broadway legend Joel Grey on his 80th birthday with a cake backstage at 'Anything Goes' at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York City yesterday, April 11, 2012. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the celebration and brings you complete photo coverage below!

FREEZE FRAME: Joel Grey Celebrates His 80th Birthday with Bernadette Peters
by Walter McBride - Apr 12, 2012


Bernadette Peters surprised Joel Grey on his 80th birthday with a cake backstage at 'Anything Goes' at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York City on April 11, 2012.

STAGE TUBE: Happy 80th Birthday, Joel Grey!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 11, 2012


Today, April 11, Broadway legend Joel Grey celebrates his 80th birthday! Grey originated the role of the Master of Ceremonies in the Broadway musical Cabaret in 1966 for which he won the Tony Award. Additional Broadway credits include Come Blow Your Horn (1961), Stop the World - I Want to Get Off (1962), Half a Sixpence (1965),George M! (1968), Goodtime Charley (1975), The Grand Tour (1979), Chicago (1996), and Wicked (2003). Grey won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in March 1973 for his performance as the Master of Ceremonies in the 1972 film version of Cabaret.

The Suburban Players Seek Actors for GEORGE M!, 11/5 & 7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2011


The Suburban Players will hold auditions for their 37th annual dinner theatre production. This year, the group will presenting the musical comedy 'George M!' featuring Gary Dieter in the title role. Auditions are being held on Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM and Monday, November 7, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2504 Cub Hill Road in the Carney area of Baltimore County. No appointment is necessary.

The Suburban Players Seek Actors for GEORGE M!, 11/5 & 7
by Kelsey Denette - Oct 13, 2011


The Suburban Players will hold auditions for their 37th annual dinner theatre production. This year, the group will presenting the musical comedy 'George M!' featuring Gary Dieter in the title role. Auditions are being held on Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM and Monday, November 7, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2504 Cub Hill Road in the Carney area of Baltimore County. No appointment is necessary.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at JOEL GREY / A NEW YORK LIFE Exhibition!
by Kelsey Denette - Jul 12, 2011


The Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) (1220 Fifth Avenue), in its exhibition Joel Grey / A New York Life, examines the enduring impact that legendary actor Joel Grey and his adopted city have made on each other.

George M! History

Other Productions of George M!

1968   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway
1969   Milburn, NJ (Regional) Paper Mill Production
Milburn, NJ (Regional)
1970   US Tour Bus and Truck Tour
US Tour

George M! - 1968 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
1969 Tony Awards Best Choreography Joe Layton
1969 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Joel Grey
1968 Theatre World Awards Performance Bernadette Peters

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