Let 'Em Eat Cake

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Virginia Arts Festival Announces Complete Cast For THE SOUND OF MUSIC by Stephi Wild - Mar 23, 2022

The cast is comprised of established Broadway artists and local rising stars. Part of the Virginia Arts Festival's 25th Anniversary Season, the new production is led by Conductor Rob Fisher, the Festival's Artistic Advisor of Musical Theater & American Songbook and Stage Director Matt Kunkel.

MasterVoices Opens Its Season With A JOYFUL NOISE Next Month by Stephi Wild - Nov 5, 2021

oining in this first concert of MasterVoices’ 80th anniversary season are rising Canadian soprano Mikaela Bennett, the Northwell Health Nurse Choir and 10-time Grammy Award winning a capella group, Take 6. 

The Riant Theatre Kicks Off 2020 STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL With Encore Run Of Best Plays From Its Repertory by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 22, 2020

The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director) -- the AUDELCO Award-Winning nonprofit, which provides a nurturing environment for playwrights and theatre creatives of diverse cultural backgrounds to develop new plays, presents some of the Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th St, NYC. Tickets are $40 General Admission; $35 for Seniors and Students with I.D. Box Office: 212-864-5400 or online at www.SymphonySpace.org (Youtube Promo https://youtu.be/PTCS2ugfRL0)

MasterVoices to Perform New York Premiere of Jeremy Schonfeld's Rock-Opera IRON & COAL by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2019

MasterVoices, led by Artistic Director Ted Sperling, continues its 2019-20 season on January 10 and 11 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College of Criminal Justice with the New York premiere of Iron & Coal, Jeremy Schonfeld's multimedia rock-opera about his family's experience in the Holocaust and its aftermath. Along with MasterVoices, joining Schonfeld onstage will be distinguished theater artist Rinde Eckert, tenor Daniel Rowan, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and the New York-based contemporary music ensemble, Contemporaneous.

BWW Review: Bryce Pinkham Overthrows The Government as MasterVoices Presents Gershwin Satire LET 'EM EAT CAKE by Michael Dale - Nov 23, 2019

'I've got a little favor to ask of you,' an American president asks the members of the Supreme Court on the night he's lost his re-election bid.

MasterVoices Begins 2019-2020 Season with Concert Staging of The Gershwins' LET 'EM EAT CAKE at Carnegie Hall by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 12, 2019

MasterVoices begins its 2019-20 season on Thursday, November 21 at Carnegie Hall with the concert staging of George and Ira Gershwins' 1933 musical Let 'Em Eat Cake, with a book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, a comic satire about a populist U.S. President who is voted out of office and stages a coup to regain power. Artistic Director Ted Sperling will direct and conduct MasterVoices, soloists, and Orchestra of St. Luke's in this timely musical which has not been heard in New York since 1987. Updated casting details are included below.

MasterVoices Opens Season With Gershwins' LET 'EM EAT CAKE by Julie Musbach - Oct 23, 2019

MasterVoices will begin its 2019-20 season on Thursday, November 21 at Carnegie Hall with the concert staging of George and Ira Gershwins' 1933 musical Let 'Em Eat Cake, with a book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, a comic satire about a populist U.S. President who is voted out of office and stages a coup to regain power.

MasterVoices Announces 2019-20 Season by A.A. Cristi - Aug 19, 2019

Ted Sperling, Artistic Director of MasterVoices, announced details of the acclaimed ensemble's 78th season, celebrating the joy of choral singing and the power of the human voice to unite, inspire and connect since 1941. Highlights include three major musical presentations at top venues, including a New York premiere, and the World Premiere of a new work, commissioned by the Company. Throughout the season there will be collaborations with leading singers, artists, ensembles and organizations, some who are familiar with and others who are new to the Company.

Broadway Vet Lisa Vroman to Join Pasadena Symphony for 'HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT' Concert by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2017

Pasadena Symphony's annual Holiday Candlelight concert returns to All Saints Church today, December 16, 2017. Having sold out for the past six years, the symphony will offer two performances to meet community demand at 4:00pm & 7:00pm.

Broadway Vet Lisa Vroman to Join Pasadena Symphony for 'HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT' Concert by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Pasadena Symphony's annual Holiday Candlelight concert returns to All Saints Church on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Having sold out for the past six years, the symphony will offer two performances to meet community demand at 4:00pm & 7:00pm.

Patricia Birch to Helm Industry Readings of New Musical THE ROAD TO RUIN by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Industry readings of The Road to Ruin, a new musical by William Zeffiro, will be presented November 9th and 10th at Manhattan's Swing 46.

Patricia Birch to Helm Industry Readings of New Musical THE ROAD TO RUIN by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Industry readings of The Road to Ruin, a new musical by William Zeffiro, will be presented November 9th and 10th at Manhattan's Swing 46.

Broadway Couple Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley Celebrate Human Race Theatre's 30th Anniversary Tonight by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Tonight, February 24, Broadway legends and husband and wife team Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley take to the Loft Theatre stage for one night only to help The Human Race Theatre Company celebrate its 30th anniversary in Broadway and Beyond, a musical review.

Broadway Couple Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley to Celebrate Human Race Theatre's 30th Anniversary by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

On Friday, February 24, Broadway legends and husband and wife team Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley take to the Loft Theatre stage for one night only to help The Human Race Theatre Company celebrate its 30th anniversary in Broadway and Beyond, a musical review.

Full Casting Announced for Print Room at The Coronet's THE TEMPEST Starring Kevin McMonagle and Charlotte Brimble by Ashlee Latimer - Oct 20, 2016

The full cast for Print Room at the Coronet's The Tempest is today announced. Directed by Simon Usher, who garnered critical acclaim for his Hamlet at Belgrade Coventry and his Timon of Athens, Pericles and The Winter's Tale at Leicester Haymarket, this is the first staging of Shakespeare by the Notting Hill Gate venue. Design is by Lee Newby. 

VIDEO: DADDY LONG LEGS Celebrates 200th Off-Broadway Performance by Michael Dale - Mar 24, 2016

Stars Megan McGinnis and Adam Halpin shared celebratory cake with Tuesday night's audience members.

Catalina Bar & Grill to Present Alexis Gershwin in GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN, 3/22 by Tyler Peterson - Mar 3, 2016

Catalina Bar & Grill will present singer ALEXIS GERSHWIN, the niece of the iconic American composer and lyricist, GEORGE & IRA GERSHWIN, in a 75-minute musical journey and salute to her uncle's music in a show entitled 'GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN,' backed by The Gershwin Singers & Band, under the musical direction of Steven Applegate, to be presented One Night Only on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. at Catalina Bar & Grill; 6725 West Sunset Boulevard (just east of North Highland Avenue); Los Angeles, CA 90028. There is $20 Cover Charge, plus dinner or a two-drink minimum per person. Valet Parking is available.

Maureen McGovern to Play George Street Playhouse, 9/16 by Tyler Peterson - Aug 4, 2015

George Street Playhouse announced today that award-winning vocalist MAUREEN McGOVERN will make a special appearance at the New Brunswick theatre on Wednesday, September 16 at 8pm.  Joined on stage by her music director JEFF HARRIS, Ms. McGovern will offer selections from her newest show and upcoming CD, Sing, My Sisters, Sing!

Photo Coverage: Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley Perform BROADWAY AND BEYOND at Barrington Stage Company by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 28, 2015

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presented Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley in Broadway and Beyond on last night and BroadwayWorld was there. Broadway's Golden Couple shared their favorite songs from the Broadway musicals they've starred in along with selections from the Great American Songbook."

Stage Couple Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley to Bring BROADWAY AND BEYOND to Barrington Stage by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, will present Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley in Broadway and Beyond onMonday, July 27 at 8pm at the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street, Pittsfield).

Las Vegas Philharmonic Presents A GERSHWIN VALENTINE Tonight by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

?This Valentine's Day, the Las Vegas Philharmonic performs its Pops Series III concert called 'A Gershwin Valentine' at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center. To start off the evening, the Philharmonic will host a Sweethearts Reception at 6:15 p.m. in The Smith Center's Founders Room serving cocktails and hors d'oeuvres for $50 per person.

Niki Scalera to Perform with LV Phil in Concert at Smith Center Tonight by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

The Las Vegas Philharmonic's guest vocalist Sylvia McNair to be replaced by Niki Scalera for its Pops Concert: A Gershwin Valentine tonight, February 14 at 7:30 p.m. at The Smith Center. The Pops Series concert to feature George Gershwin's well-known melodies conducted by Peter Bay, Music Director of the Austin Symphony Orchestra.

Niki Scalera to Replace Sylvia McNair in LV Phil Concert at Smith Center, 2/14 by Tyler Peterson - Feb 10, 2015

The Las Vegas Philharmonic's guest vocalist Sylvia McNair to be replaced by Niki Scalera for its Pops Concert: A Gershwin Valentine on Saturday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m. at The Smith Center. The Pops Series concert to feature George Gershwin's well-known melodies conducted by Peter Bay, Music Director of the Austin Symphony Orchestra.

Las Vegas Philharmonic to Present A GERSHWIN VALENTINE, 2/14 by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

?This Valentine's Day, the Las Vegas Philharmonic performs its Pops Series III concert called 'A Gershwin Valentine' at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center. To start off the evening, the Philharmonic will host a Sweethearts Reception at 6:15 p.m. in The Smith Center's Founders Room serving cocktails and hors d'oeuvres for $50 per person.

Coastal Rep Kicks Off Summer Lineup with HAIR, Now thru 8/10 by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2013

Coastal Repertory Theatre enters into the 'Age of Aquarius' with what the New York Times calls 'The Ultimate American Rock Musical', HAIR -- written by James Rado & Gerome Ragni and produced for the Broadway Stage by Michael Butler, originally produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival Theatre. This production is directed and choreographed by Joe Duffy with musical and vocal direction by Joseph Murphy. The show runs today, July 19, 2013 through August 10, 2013.

Coastal Rep to Kick Off Summer Lineup with HAIR, 7/19-8/10 by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2013

Coastal Repertory Theatre enters into the 'Age of Aquarius' with what the New York Times calls 'The Ultimate American Rock Musical', HAIR -- written by James Rado & Gerome Ragni and produced for the Broadway Stage by Michael Butler, originally produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival Theatre. This production is directed and choreographed by Joe Duffy with musical and vocal direction by Joseph Murphy. The show runs July 19, 2013 through August 10, 2013.

Maureen McGovern Brings HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS to 54 Below, Now thru 12/23 by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2012

Maureen McGovern - the two time Grammy Award nominated vocalist and actress - will perform her acclaimed show 'Home For The Holidays' in New York with an exclusive engagement at 54 Below from tonight, December 18 to 23. McGovern will present an evening featuring songs of the season, some unexpected, and some traditional "chestnuts." She will be joined by her longtime Musical Director Jeffrey Harris on piano and Jay Leonhart on bass.

Maureen McGovern Brings HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS to 54 Below, 12/18-23 by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2012

Maureen McGovern - the two time Grammy Award nominated vocalist and actress - will perform her acclaimed show 'Home For The Holidays' in New York with an exclusive engagement at 54 Below from December 18 to 23. McGovern will present an evening featuring songs of the season, some unexpected, and some traditional "chestnuts." She will be joined by her longtime Musical Director Jeffrey Harris on piano and Jay Leonhart on bass.

BWW TV Exclusive: Seth's Broadway Chatterbox With David Garrison! by Seth's Broadway Chatterbox - Apr 22, 2012

We're pleased to bring you Seth's latest candid chat with Broadway favorite David Garrison. In this edition, Garrison tells stories about his time in A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD/A NIGHT IN UKRAINE, playing Hannibal Lecter in SILENCE! THE MUSICAL, his many WICKED co-stars, and more!

LILLIAS WHITE & The Palm Beach Pops Celebrate The GERSHWINS by Beau Higgins - Feb 25, 2012

Bob Lappin & The Palm Beach Pops will "Strike Up the Band" and pay tribute to the "Fascinating Rhythm" of the amazing duo whose compositions bridged the worlds of Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, Hollywood and symphony halls around the globe. Special guest artist Lillias White, Broadway "Quadruple Crown Winner" whose achievements include Tony, Drama Desk, People's Choice and Outer Critics Awards will join The Palm Beach Pops for a six-night county-wide engagement.

LILLIAS WHITE & The Palm Beach Pops Celebrate The GERSHWINS by Beau Higgins - Feb 15, 2012

Bob Lappin & The Palm Beach Pops will "Strike Up the Band" and pay tribute to the "Fascinating Rhythm" of the amazing duo whose compositions bridged the worlds of Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, Hollywood and symphony halls around the globe. Special guest artist Lillias White, Broadway "Quadruple Crown Winner" whose achievements include Tony, Drama Desk, People's Choice and Outer Critics Awards will join The Palm Beach Pops for a six-night county-wide engagement.

LILLIAS WHITE & The Palm Beach Pops Celebrate The GERSHWINS by Beau Higgins - Feb 9, 2012

Bob Lappin & The Palm Beach Pops will "Strike Up the Band" and pay tribute to the "Fascinating Rhythm" of the amazing duo whose compositions bridged the worlds of Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, Hollywood and symphony halls around the globe. Special guest artist Lillias White, Broadway "Quadruple Crown Winner" whose achievements include Tony, Drama Desk, People's Choice and Outer Critics Awards will join The Palm Beach Pops for a six-night county-wide engagement.

Maureen McGovern Returns to New Hope by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2011

Multi-platinum-selling singer, actress, Maureen McGovern, will return to Bucks County for performances at Bob Egan's Cabaret Supper Club, Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30 at 8:30 pm each evening.

Maureen McGovern Returns to New Hope July 29-30 by Gabrielle Sierra - Jul 5, 2011

Multi-platinum-selling singer, actress, Maureen McGovern, will return to Bucks County for performances at Bob Egan's Cabaret Supper Club, Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30 at 8:30 pm each evening.

Peter Nero & Philly Pops Present Winding Around the ’60s and ’70s 5/12-16 by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2010

From Broadway to Hollywood. On stage and on screen. There is no other voice like the phenomenal Maureen McGovern. With a voice that is a beacon for American song, Ms. McGovern returns to join Peter Nero and the Philly Pops to wind her way around the songs of the 1960s and 1970s.

Peter Nero & Philly Pops Present Winding Around the ’60s and ’70s 5/12-16 by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2010

From Broadway to Hollywood. On stage and on screen. There is no other voice like the phenomenal Maureen McGovern. With a voice that is a beacon for American song, Ms. McGovern returns to join Peter Nero and the Philly Pops to wind her way around the songs of the 1960s and 1970s.

Peter Nero & Philly Pops Present Winding Around the ’60s and ’70s Through 5/16 by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2010

From Broadway to Hollywood. On stage and on screen. There is no other voice like the phenomenal Maureen McGovern. With a voice that is a beacon for American song, Ms. McGovern returns to join Peter Nero and the Philly Pops to wind her way around the songs of the 1960s and 1970s.

Peter Nero & Philly Pops Present Winding Around the ’60s and ’70s 5/12-16 by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2010

From Broadway to Hollywood. On stage and on screen. There is no other voice like the phenomenal Maureen McGovern. With a voice that is a beacon for American song, Ms. McGovern returns to join Peter Nero and the Philly Pops to wind her way around the songs of the 1960s and 1970s.

Jason Danieley & Frontier Heroes Play Actors Fund Show at Feinstein's, 5/10 by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2010

Jason Danieley and the Frontier Heroes will perform a benefit concert for the Actors Fund on May 10 at 8:30 PM at Feinstein's at the Regency (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street).

Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company to Stage THE SOUL OF GERSHWIN by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2010

'The Soul of Gershwin, The Musical Journey of an American Klezmer' featuring 23 songs from renowned composer George Gershwin, played by a klezmer band and showcasing a number of vocalists will play at Toronto's Winter Garden Theatre from May 1 to 9, 2010.

Peter Nero & Philly Pops Present Winding Around the ’60s and ’70s 5/12-16 by Gabrielle Sierra - May 5, 2010

From Broadway to Hollywood. On stage and on screen. There is no other voice like the phenomenal Maureen McGovern. With a voice that is a beacon for American song, Ms. McGovern returns to join Peter Nero and the Philly Pops to wind her way around the songs of the 1960s and 1970s.

Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company to Stage THE SOUL OF GERSHWIN by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2010

'The Soul of Gershwin, The Musical Journey of an American Klezmer' featuring 23 songs from renowned composer George Gershwin, played by a klezmer band and showcasing a number of vocalists will play at Toronto's Winter Garden Theatre from May 1 to 9, 2010.

Jason Danieley & Frontier Heroes Play Actors Fund Show at Feinstein's, 5/10 by Lauren Wolman - Mar 26, 2010

Jason Danieley and the Frontier Heroes will perform a benefit concert for the Actors Fund on May 10 at 8:30 PM at Feinstein's at the Regency (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street).

NY Philharmonic's Star Studded SONDHEIM: THE BIRTHDAY CONCERT to Feature LuPone, Peters, Cerveris, Patinkin, McDonald & More, 3/16 by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2010

The New York Philharmonic will present SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert on March 15 and Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. This celebration of the 80th birthday of the great Broadway and film composer/lyricist will include his most enduring orchestral music and songs - performed, in some cases, by the stars of the original Broadway cast productions - in addition to rarely-heard material. Joining the celebration will be (in alphabetical order) Michael Cerveris, Victoria Clark, Jason Danieley, Nathan Gunn, George Hearn, Patti LuPone, Marin Mazzie, Audra McDonald, Donna Murphy, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, and others to be announced, including surprise guests. Paul Gemignani, Mr. Sondheim's longtime collaborator, will conduct the New York Philharmonic; Lonny Price is the director; and Mr. Price and Matt Cowart are the producers.

Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company to Stage THE SOUL OF GERSHWIN by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2010

'The Soul of Gershwin, The Musical Journey of an American Klezmer' featuring 23 songs from renowned composer George Gershwin, played by a klezmer band and showcasing a number of vocalists will play at Toronto's Winter Garden Theatre from May 1 to 9, 2010.

Zachary Quinto in Talks to Star in Speilberg-Helmed Gershwin Biopic by Jeff Dennhardt - Feb 1, 2010

Television and film star Zach Quinto is expected to star in the upcoming George Gershwin biopic, produced by DreamWorks and Steven Speilberg, according to published reports. Quinto, star of television's 'Heroes' and the recent JJ Abrams Star Trek remake, will play the famed composer who, during his short life, wrote many vocal and theatrical works, including more than a dozen Broadway shows.

Krakowski, McGovern, Eder and More Join Daly and Buckley at Feinstein's in 2010 by Jeff Dennhardt - Dec 9, 2009

Broadway stars Jane Krakowski, Maureen McGovern, and Linda Eder will join previously announced Tyne Daly and Betty Buckley with performance at Feinstein's at Regency in 2010. Krakowski will appear from May 4th through 15th and Eder from April 6th through 17th, while McGovern will present her cabaret show A Long and Winding Road for two performances on February 8th.

NY Philharmonic's Star Studded SONDHEIM: THE BIRTHDAY CONCERT to Feature LuPone, Peters, Cerveris, Patinkin, McDonald, and More, 3/15 & 3/16 by Jeff Dennhardt - Nov 16, 2009

The New York Philharmonic will present SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert on March 15 and Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. This celebration of the 80th birthday of the great Broadway and film composer/lyricist will include his most enduring orchestral music and songs - performed, in some cases, by the stars of the original Broadway cast productions - in addition to rarely-heard material. Joining the celebration will be (in alphabetical order) Michael Cerveris, Victoria Clark, Jason Danieley, Nathan Gunn, George Hearn, Patti LuPone, Marin Mazzie, Audra McDonald, Donna Murphy, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, and others to be announced, including surprise guests. Paul Gemignani, Mr. Sondheim's longtime collaborator, will conduct the New York Philharmonic; Lonny Price is the director; and Mr. Price and Matt Cowart are the producers.

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Store Scene
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Finale Act I - All The Mothers Of The Nation
Let 'Em Eat Cake
Opening Act II - Blue, Blue, Blue
Who's The Greatest?
Up And At 'Em
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Why Speak Of Money (When There's Love, Love, Love)
First Lady And First Gent
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Throttle Throttlebottom
Let 'Em Eat Cake has had 3 productions including Broadway which opened in 1933, Broadway which opened in 1933 and Regional (US) which opened in 1978.

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