Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Happy Hunting - 1956 - Broadway

Mama Rose meets "The Hostess with the Mostes' on the Ball" in Happy Hunting, the 1956 musical that was a star vehicle written for the incomparable Ethel Merman. A huge, flamboyant, bubbly, light-hearted romp, Happy Hunting features a gag-filled book by the authors of Anything Goes and a delectable score featuring the Merman classics "Mutual Admiration Society" and "Gee, But It's Good to Be Here."

Schedule

Majestic Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
245 West 44th St.
Category:
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014
The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in celebration of its milestone 45th anniversary season will travel across town for to two special concerts, "45 at 54." The concerts are presented in association with 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, and Broadway producer/York Board Member Jim Kierstead. Discover what makes the York Theatre unique, or introduce a new musical theater lover to all that is happening at the York Theatre. The evening will feature a stellar cast and some very special guests.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015
Good Theater, the professional theater company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, kicks off its 14th season tonight, September 23, with the original musical revue, NO BIZ LIKE SHOW BIZ. This show is a tribute to Mary Martin and Ethel Merman starring three singers: Marie Dittmer, Lynne McGhee and Jen Means.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014
The Musical Theater Project honors a legendary Broadway performer in "Ethel Merman: Loud but Honest," to be presented at Stocker Arts Center on the campus of Lorain County Community College. Curtain time is 2 pm on Sunday, October 12.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015
Good Theater, the professional theater company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, kicks off its 14th season on September 23 with the original musical revue, NO BIZ LIKE SHOW BIZ.  This show is a tribute to Mary Martin and Ethel Merman starring three singers:  Marie Dittmer, Lynne McGhee and Jen Means.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015
BroadwayWorld has just learned that an Equity staged reading of PRESENTING ETHEL MERMAN, a new play with music tracing the ups and downs of the famed Broadway star affectionately known as 'the Merm', is currently rehearsing for private presentations to industry producers and insiders.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014
Tom Wojtunik and Justin Fischer have joined the creative time of '45 at 54' presented by the York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director) in celebration of its milestone 45th anniversary season. The first of two planned concerts is presented in association with 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, and Broadway producer/York Board Member Jim Kierstead. Discover what makes the York Theatre unique, or introduce a new musical theater lover to all that is happening at the York Theatre. The evening will feature a stellar cast and some very special guests.
by Movies News Desk - Oct 28, 2016
America's largest and longest running horror movie festival, Screamfest, awarded the top movies, filmmakers and actors of the festival.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2019
Celebrating Broadway's legendary Cole Porter! The York Theatre Company launches their 50th Anniversary Season with its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the legendary Broadway composer Cole Porter. The series honors the illustrious songwriter behind such classics as Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate, Gay Divorce, Silk Stockings, Red, Hot and Blue, and Can-Can, to name a few.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Celebrating Broadway's legendary Cole Porter, 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, continues their 50th Anniversary Season with its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the legendary Broadway composer. The series honors the illustrious songwriter behind such classics as Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate, Gay Divorce, Silk Stockings, Red, Hot and Blue, and Can-Can. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Celebrating Broadway's legendary Cole Porter, The York Theatre Company continues their 50th Anniversary Season with its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the legendary Broadway composer. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016
An Equity staged reading of "The Book Of Merman", a new play with music tracing the ups and downs of the famed Broadway star affectionately known as "the Merm", is currently rehearsing for private presentations to industry producers and insiders.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015
An Equity staged reading of PRESENTING ETHEL MERMAN, a new play with music tracing the ups and downs of the famed Broadway star affectionately known as 'the Merm', is being held today, October 13, in a private presentation for industry producers and insiders.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014
York Theatre Company hosts its concert '45 at 54' in celebration of its milestone 45th anniversary season tonight, October 13. The first of two planned concerts is presented in association with 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, and Broadway producer/York Board Member Jim Kierstead. Discover what makes the York Theatre unique, or introduce a new musical theater lover to all that is happening at the York Theatre. The evening will feature a stellar cast and some very special guests.
by Joseph F. Panarello - May 11, 2015
Maestro Keith Lockhart chats about the 2015 season of the Boston Pops, Benadette Peters, Audra MacDonald and many other performers from the Great White Way
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is receiving a rare New York revival this spring at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa (66 East 4th Street) with previews beginning tonight, March 9th, 2017 for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through March 26th. Opening Night is set for Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the cult classic film Cruel Intentions, producers have announced the casting for the North American tour of the Off-Broadway smash hit Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical.  Following sold-out runs in Los Angeles and a critically acclaimed, sold-out run in New York City, the new musical - a stage adaptation of Roger Kumble's 1999 cult-hit film, created by Jordan Ross, Lindsey Rosin & Roger Kumble - will launch its first national tour at Proctors in Schenectady, NY on March 29, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is receiving a rare New York revival this spring at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa (66 East 4th Street) with previews beginning this Thursday, March 9th, 2017 for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through March 26th. Opening Night is set for Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the cult classic film Cruel Intentions, producers have announced the casting for the North American tour of the Off-Broadway smash hit Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical. Following sold-out runs in Los Angeles and a critically acclaimed, sold-out run in New York City, the new musical - a stage adaptation of Roger Kumble's 1999 cult-hit film, created by Jordan Ross, Lindsey Rosin & Roger Kumble - will launch its first national tour at Proctors in Schenectady, NY on March 29, 2019. The production will play over 18 cities this Spring.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015
The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will present an unforgettable one-night only benefit, The 100 Musicals in Mufti Concert Celebration. The evening will honor the acclaimed Musicals in Mufti Series and its landmark 100th production, on Monday evening, March 30, 2015 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in The Sanctuary at Saint Peter's Church (619 Lexington Avenue at the corner of East 54th Street). All proceeds will benefit The York Theatre Company and the Musicals in Mufti Series.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017
It's a celebration! The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will honor its very own Producing Artistic Director James Morgan, on his 20th anniversary in that position with a Special Spring Concert 'Fun-Raiser' hosted by Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director at the Irish Repertory Theater, and award-winning lyricist/director Richard Maltby, Jr. The special concert evening, directed by Pamela Hunt (Berlin to Broadway) with music direction by Eric Svejcar (Marry Harry) and produced by Bill Castellino (Cagney), is set for Monday evening, April 17, 2017 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019
The York Theatre Company has today announced the cast for its one-night only concert version of the newly re-imagined version of the beloved Broadway hit musical I Do! I Do!, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt, based on the play The Fourposter by Jan de Hartog.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019
In celebration of the upcoming 20th anniversary of the cult classic film Cruel Intentions, producers of the hit off-Broadway musical CRUEL INTENTIONS THE 90S MUSICAL announced that a cast recording featuring the original Off-Broadway company was released on March 8, 2019 on CD and all digital formats on ABKCO Records.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015
Patti LuPone just did a Q&A with Time Out New York, in which she talked about playing a community theatre diva in SHOWS FOR DAYS at Lincoln Center and more. BroadwayWorld can't get enough of this Broadway legend and her insights on the industry. Below, we've rounded up 10 of the most shocking and surprising things we learned from today's interview!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018
Los Altos Hills will be alive with The Sound of Music this summer, when multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning musical. This beloved musical, set in Austria in 1938, follows novice Maria Rainer who becomes the governess for the von Trapp family, capturing the hearts of the seven children and their father, a widowed naval captain. As the Nazis occupy Austria, the family is forced make decisions which forever change their lives, fleeing their home in pursuit of freedom.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017
Dying for a chance to see the Tony-winning Dear Evan Hansen? Would you give anything to watch Bette Midler take on Hello, Dolly!? Still trying to take you shot with Hamilton? Broadway is teeming with extraordinary performances this season, but tickets to the hottest shows can be difficult to acquire. Here's how you can score seats to Broadway's best...
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018
Los Altos Hills will be alive with The Sound of Music this summer, when multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning musical. This beloved musical, set in Austria in 1938, follows novice Maria Rainer who becomes the governess for the von Trapp family, capturing the hearts of the seven children and their father, a widowed naval captain. As the Nazis occupy Austria, the family is forced make decisions which forever change their lives, fleeing their home in pursuit of freedom. Director Milissa Carey, music director William Liberatore, and choreographers Brett and C.J. Blankenship breathe new life into this classic tale of hope, love, and family. The Sound of Music will play July 19- August 5, 2018(press opening: July 20) at the Smithwick Theatre, I-280 & El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Tickets ($12 - $32) and information can be found at www.foothill.edu/theatre or by phone at (650) 949-7360.    
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017
The Legendary Shack Shakers, the band Stephen King described as dynamite and guitar legend Jeff Beck called 'a cross between the Yard Birds and the Sex Pistols,' are back with a new album, After You've Gone, with an international release scheduled for August 25, 2017 on Last Chance Records.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018
'Master Class in Suicide Notes Writing' returns to the NY stage with July 26, 27, & 28th at 9PM with a possible extension for  August 2 & 3 at the Manhattan Rep Summer One Act Play Competition. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014
Take Action Hollywood!, in association with Coasting Films, released the digital version of the new documentary film Losing LeBron on May 20, 2014 through Devolver Digital Films. Losing LeBron, directed by Nicole Prowell Hart and Allyson Sherlock, examines the impact of NBA star LeBron James' decision to leave the city of Cleveland. Told through the eyes of the fans he left behind, the feature-length film explores why sports are so important to the struggling city. Losing LeBron will be available to rent/own on digital VOD (Video On Demand) via iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Xbox, PlayStation, Vimeo on Demand, VuDu, VHX, Distrify, and others. Pre-orders on iTunes are available now. The film's cable VOD release is scheduled for August 5, 2014 (check local listings).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016
Italian native Max Leonida, best known for his films 'Backward' (Cannes finalist), 'Mandala' and 'Memento Mori' and upcoming film 'Light Wounds', is directing Theresa Rebeck's 'Spike Heels' at the LA Little Theater in the Brentwood, Los Angeles area. The show will run Fridays and Sundays beginning tonight, January 29, 2016, at 7 pm. Tickets are available at www.SpikeHeelsLA.com. Actress London Vale is playing the role of 'Georgie', with Vadim Dardagani as 'Andrew', Jonathan Looper as 'Edward' and Shakara Wyatt as 'Lydia'.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
On Sunday, January 26, 2020, Encompass New Opera Theatre (Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director), The Board of Trustees and The Encompass Honorary Gala Chair, Sheldon Harnick will pay tribute to Academy Award and Tony Award-winning luminaries, ESTELLE PARSONS and MAURY YESTON, with a star-studded musical salute. The elegant evening - hosted by Midge Woolsey of Thirteen/WNET and WQXR Radio - will feature recollections and tributes by well-known Musical Theatre and Opera personalities and friends. Dazzling musical entertainment will feature stars of stage and screen.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019
ABKCO Records will release Cruel Intentions: The '90s Musical Original Cast Album on CD and digital platforms on March 8. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016
Italian native Max Leonida, best known for his films 'Backward' (Cannes finalist), 'Mandala' and 'Memento Mori' and upcoming film 'Light Wounds', is directing Theresa Rebeck's 'Spike Heels' at the LA Little Theater in the Brentwood, Los Angeles area. The show will run Fridays and Sundays beginning January 29, 2016, at 7 pm. Tickets are available at www.SpikeHeelsLA.com. Actress London Vale is playing the role of 'Georgie', with Vadim Dardagani as 'Andrew', Jonathan Looper as 'Edward' and Shakara Wyatt as 'Lydia'.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019
This February New York Theater Festival and NY Winterfest 2019 present the new work by Lisa Monde in cooperation with MONLI International Theater Company LLC - Teach Me How To Die.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot will receive a rare New York revival this spring at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa (66 East 4th Street) with previews beginning March 9th, 2017 for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through March 26th.  Opening Night is set for Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
Ethel Merman was a Broadway institution known as the 'undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage.' After being discovered by Vinton Freedley as a singer at Brooklyn's Paramount movie theatre, she was signed to star in the Gershwin's new Broadway hit GIRL CRAZY where she stopped the show nightly with her performance of 'I Got Rhythm'.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 15, 2018
On this day in 1984, Ethel Merman, a Broadway institution known as the 'undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage, passed away at the age of 76. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019
The York Theatre Company kicks off a year-long celebration of its landmark 50th Anniversary with a newly re-imagined version of the beloved Broadway hit musical I Do! I Do!, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt, based on the play The Fourposter by Jan de Hartog.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot will receive a rare New York revival this spring at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa (66 East 4th Street) with previews beginning March 9th, 2017 for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through March 26th.  Opening Night is set for Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014
Take Action Hollywood!, in association with Coasting Films, released the digital version of the new documentary film Losing LeBron on May 20, 2014 through Devolver Digital Films. Losing LeBron, directed by Nicole Prowell Hart and Allyson Sherlock, examines the impact of NBA star LeBron James' decision to leave the city of Cleveland. Told through the eyes of the fans he left behind, the feature-length film explores why sports are so important to the struggling city. Losing LeBron will be available to rent/own on digital VOD (Video On Demand) via iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Xbox, PlayStation, Vimeo on Demand, VuDu, VHX, Distrify, and others. Pre-orders on iTunes are available now. The film's cable VOD release is scheduled for August 5, 2014 (check local listings).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017
The Legendary Shack Shakers, the band Stephen King described as dynamite and guitar legend Jeff Beck called 'a cross between the Yard Birds and the Sex Pistols,' are back with a new album, After You've Gone, with an international release scheduled for August 25, 2017 on Last Chance Records.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
Celebrating the legendary Cole Porter, The York Theatre Company launches their 50th Anniversary Celebration with the 2019 Fall Musicals in Mufti series featuring three shows which highlight the genius of the legendary Cole Porter through his music and lyrics
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 9, 2019
The York Theatre Company recently presented its one-night only concert version of the newly re-imagined version of the beloved Broadway hit musical I Do! I Do!, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt, based on the play The Fourposter by Jan De Hartog. York Theatre favorite David Glenn Armstrong (Roadside, Happy Hunting) directed with music direction by David Hancock Turner (York's Desperate Measures).
by Linnae Medeiros - Apr 5, 2019
We definitely want it this way! Nicole Medoro from the national tour of Cruel Intentions is taking over the BroadwayWorld Instagram Story tomorrow, April 6th! Make sure to tune in to get a look behind-the-scenes during a two-show day of the 90s-filled musical as it plays Chicago's Broadway Playhouse. Happy hunting!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is proud to present Cruel Intentions: The '90s Musical Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. 
by Andrew Martin - Apr 4, 2015
With very few exceptions since the beginning of cultural history, the sweet sand passage of time marches across the vocal cords of the greatest singers of all during their time in cabaret and nightlife circles.
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 19, 2016
In THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL, Jack Viertel takes about musicals, puts them back together, sings their praises, marvels at their unflagging inventiveness, and occasionally despairs over their more embarrassing shortcomings. In the process, he invites us to fall in love with the art form all over again by showing us how musicals happen, what makes them work, how they captivate audiences, and how one landmark show leads to the next-by design or by accident, by emulation or by rebellion from OKLAHOMA! to HAMILTON and onward.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017
It's a celebration! The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, honors its very own Producing Artistic Director James Morgan, on his 20th anniversary in that position with a Special Spring Concert "Fun-Raiser."
by Taylor Clemons - Apr 16, 2019
Before Cruel Intentions brings 90s tune's and cocaine crosses to Louisville, Taylor Pearlstein who plays Kathryn, took the time to answer a few questions.
by Daniella Parcell - Apr 16, 2017
On Dec. 9, 1993, Glenn Close played her first performance in the Los Angeles premiere of SUNSET BOULEVARD. A year later, she reprised her role at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre and, six months after that, earned her third Tony Award for her portrayal of Norma Desmond.