Cole Porter

This being a generous performance, Mizrahi grabs a swag bag of handouts for regifting, throwing some Dead Sea salt scrub
While Pink Martini's music is not explicitly political, the band certainly has politics in its DNA. "We're so lucky," Lauderdale
Ms. Sutton was obviously still suffering with her vocal limitations, jesting with the audience that the show was now being
Herb Alpert kept checking in about his pin stripes, asking a rapt audience, some of whom traveled from Florida just to hear
During the past 50 years, Miles Kreuger has amassed the world's largest collection expressly dedicated to the histories of the American Musical theatre and film. I made the 4-minute doc below to introduce you to Miles, founder and president of the Institute of the American Musical.
Next to West Side Story the most popular Shakespeare-inspired musical is, without doubt, Cole Porter's 1948 hit, Kiss Me, Kate.
Beyond "Over the Rainbow," however, The Wizard of Oz proved that Harold Arlen was capable of writing a sophisticated, integrated musical score, creating songs that advanced the plot of a superior story, rather than songs that merely ornamented pedestrian scripts.
He felt like Marlon Brando, and I like Audrey Hepburn. But in the pristine white marble lobby of the grand 1893 Art Deco building, what we looked like, really, was out of place.
George, you're associated with the creation of the new box set Miles Davis At Newport 1955-1975. What was it like for you the first time you saw him at Newport?
Okay. There's Fred & Ginger. Sonny & Cher. Beyonce & Jay-Z. And then there's Bennett & Gaga. A match made in jazz heaven. Let's face it. We're dragging and sagging under heavy headlines. We all need a quick escape from global gloom, and I don't mean Soul Cycle.
There are performers and then there's Patti LuPone. The the two-time Tony and two-time Grammy winning superstar has astonished stage, TV and film audiences since the 1970s.
What gives some musicals longevity and makes others fade from popular culture? No doubt, the demands for a viable book, an impressive score, and a high entertainment quotient are important.
Presented by an entity that calls itself "New York's Piney Fork Press Theatre," the reading took place at a New York Public Library branch I'd also never heard of: the George Bruce branch on West 125th Street.
Kiss me, Kate is classic Cole Porter! Originally premiering in 1948, the musical won five Tony awards and undoubtedly was the show that propelled Cole Porter into the spotlight.
Crewe, one of the most successful songwriters and producers in pop-music history, died on Thursday at 82 after a long illness. It's a personal loss for me, because I got to know Crewe a bit when I helped produce and write liner notes for a box set of Four Seasons' hits in 2007.
Money isn't everything. These days, when people start complaining about their daily misfortunes, a friend or therapist might suggest that they sit down and draw up a "gratitude list" in order to better appreciate their assets and blessings which they so often take for granted.
Vince Giordano: People ask me, 'Is this music like other Cole Porter music?' But that's the one thing about Cole Porter…he
If you like great songs -- not necessarily great songs you already know -- and you like women delivering them, here are CDs that you'd be extremely foolish to think you can live without:
It's an opera - where the ideal performer with the optimal voice is a capital match for the intentions of the composer and his lyricist, Oscar Hammerstein II.