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by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
The Great American Songbook Foundation inducted songwriter Paul Williams and composer-bandleader Duke Ellington into its Songbook Hall of Fame during a star-studded gala Saturday at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Bay Street Theater has announced the cast of Irving Berlin'sÂ ANNIE GET YOUR GUNÂ (July 30- August 25) is now in rehearsal in New York City. The company will soon finalize rehearsals in Sag Harbor prior to the first preview on July 30. This show is one of theÂ most beloved musicals of Broadway's Golden Age with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, based on the book by Dorothy and Herbert Fields and directed byÂ Sarna LapineÂ (Sunday in the Park with George, Bay Street'sÂ Frost/Nixon).
by Walter McBride - Mar 24, 2019
Rebecca Luker recently gave a preview concert for the upcoming 'Got Rhythm: The Gershwin Brothers' show at Feinstein's/54 Below.
by Walter McBride - Sep 6, 2018
Hershey Felder brings his wildly acclaimed one-man show, Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin to 59E59 Theaters. The production, featuring music and lyrics by the great American songwriter Irving Berlin, book by Hershey Felder and directed by longtime Felder collaborator Trevor Hay, will play from August 24 through October 28, 2018.
BWW Review: Celebrating 10 years of its opening in Brazil OS PRODUTORES (The Producers) has a revival in Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - May 11, 2018
With direction and performance by Miguel Falabella, the revival of The Producers will be in short season at Teatro Procopio Ferreira in Sao Paulo. Then the production follows to Rio de Janeiro, when it opens on July 13, at Teatro Vivo Rio.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 26, 2018
92nd Street Y's 48th season of Lyrics & Lyricists continued this weekend with an essential American story, Irving Berlin: American, celebrating Berlin's extraordinary life and work. On the occasion of the centenary of the writing of "God Bless America" - our nation's "other anthem," - artistic director, co-writer and choreographer, Noah Racey (Lyrics & Lyricists veteran, Thoroughly Modern Millie), and co-writer Cheryl L. Davis (Barnstormer, Maid's Door, Bridges) explore how the five-year-old Russian immigrant who arrived at Ellis Island speaking no English came to create songs that epitomize American music, and how he became the spokesman in song for the country that allowed him to flourish.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018
Singing and dancing through 100 years of Sherman Family music; and you already know all of the songsÂ by heart! A compelling musical stage show for all the family, celebrating the life and music of multi-award-winning Disney songwritersÂ The Sherman BrothersÂ (Mary Poppins,Â Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,Â The Jungle Book,Â Winnie the Pooh), Tin Pan Alley songwriterÂ Al ShermanÂ (writer for artists including Frank Sinatra, Billie Holliday and Ella Fitzgerald), and present-day composer,Â Robert J. Sherman.Â Come with us on a journey through the songbook of your childhood!
Photo Coverage: Matt Doyle and Ali Ewoldt Join The New York Pops for THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT: FROM SKITCH TO STEVEN
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 28, 2017
On October 27, 2017 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, opened its 35th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, with a concert celebrating the centennial of the birth of the orchestra's founder, Skitch Henderson (1918-2018). BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the event, check out the photos below!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 27, 2017
On October 27, 2017 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will open its 35th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, with a concert celebrating the centennial of the birth of the orchestra's founder, Skitch Henderson (1918-2018). The concert will feature the full 78-piece New York Pops orchestra performing some of the greatest hits of popular song, from Tin Pan Alley to today.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017
San Francisco's acclaimed 42nd Street Moon has announced the full cast and creative team for the 2017-2018 season's opening production, Ain't Misbehavin'.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 18, 2017
The winning bidder at The New York Pops Silent Auction, whose proceeds help finance The Pops/Ed Programs of The New York Pops, got something way above the original listed value. The auction item was for one pianist to play at your private party. However not only did the pianist show up at the appointed time, he was joined by some of the world's greatest pianists and entertainers for the special evening.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017
An unforgettable performance by Kristin Chenoweth topped a star-studded evening Saturday as the Center for the Performing Arts hosted its 6th Annual Songbook Celebration presented by Krieg DeVault. The gala in the elegant Palladium concert hall drew 550 attendees and raised over $600,000 to support the Center's artistic and educational programming. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below!
BWW Review: âBest of Broadway' brings out the best of the Cleveland Orchestra and Festival Chorus at Blossom
by Roy Berko - Jul 21, 2017
A massive Blossom crowd, a nearly full amphitheater and a lawn in which not a blade of grass was not the covered with blankets, table cloths, lawn chairs and people, came out to hear the 'Best of Broadway,' a series of groovy music, jive, jazz, tin pan alley and ballads from the golden years of musicals performed on the Great White Way.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 11, 2017
Tin Pan Alley on 28th street in Manhattan was where many songs were composed in the early 20th century.Â Young composers like George Gershwin wrote many of the tunes we are still singing today.Â Now, a lot of the creative music and lyrics are coming out of William Finn's Master Class at The NYU Tisch Graduate Program in Musical Theatre Writing.Â Instead of these young songwriters displaying there work on the cheap upright pianos that gave Tin Pan Alley it's name, Mr. Finn who is also the Artistic Head of the Musical Theatre Lab at Barrington Stage CompanyÂ puts on a show on Barrington's Main Stage in PIttsfield Massachusetts.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 20, 2017
92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists seriesÂ presented BABY, DREAM YOUR DREAM: Dorothy Fields AND THE WOMEN OF THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK, last night and BroadwayWorld was there.Â The show was hosted by Deborah Grace Winer (Artistic Director, Writer & Host), with John Oddo (Music Director) and Mark Waldrop (Stage Director). Marilyn Maye, Kenita Miller, Nancy Opel, Margo Seibert and Emily Skinner were on vocals.
by Jerri Shafer - Feb 27, 2017
At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing... and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together - that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician - united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America.
Photo Flash: First Look at Broadway-Hopeful HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA World Premiere at the Royal George
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016
Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines...and prepare for a bumpy ride! The rubber will meet the road as the World Premiere of the hilarious new pop rock musical HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA takes the stage, opening tonight, September 12, at 7:30 p.m., and running through October 30 at The Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted Street, Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016
Continuing to break all box office records during its National Tour, the smash hit Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin is returning to Chicago for a limited, four-week engagement starting Thursday, April 7, 2016 in Felder's Chicago theatrical home, the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted Street, Chicago. The show will run through Sunday, May 8, 2016 with a press opening on Sunday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m. The Chicago presentation will immediately be followed by a special One-Night-Only New York Presentation at The Town Hall on June 6, 2016, broadcast internationally by the WFMT Radio Network with the entire Berlin family in attendance.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 21, 2015
There are some familiar chords being heard at Cafe Carlyle as Alexa Ray Joel, daughter of music legend Billy Joel and supermodel Christie Brinkley has returned for a two week engagement. The New York Times called Joel, 'a singer following her own heart,' adding 'Her original workâ¦is firmly grounded in a pop tradition in which streams converge, from gospel to Tin Pan Alley.'Â