“You think you’ve flown before but you ain’t left the ground”. The 31rst Breeders’ Cup Classic returns to Santa Anita Park – Oct 31 & Nov 1. Listen in on the official theme song for The Breeders Cup Classic: Cy Coleman’s “The Best Is Yet To Come” HERE and catch an encore live performance of the song by Emmy & Tony-winner Kristin Chenoweth trackside – Saturday 11/1 8p ET on NBC.
Watch co-stars Kristin Chenoweth & Peter Gallagher along with Roundabout Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Todd Haimes, introduce the upcoming revival of Cy Coleman, Betty Comden, & Adolph Green’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy, On the Twentieth Century. Click HERE to watch. Previews begin Feb 12, opening night March 12th, 2015. American Airlines Theatre. Click HERE for more info & tix.
A HUGE CONGRATS to Rosanne Cash who will be presented with Smithsonian Magazine‘s prestigious 2014 American Ingenuity Award on October 16th in Washington D.C. by T Bone Burnett. The Smithsonian American Ingenuity Awards annually honors 10 of the most inspired pioneers in America at the forefront of science, technology, art, and education. NPR host Michel Martin will host this year’s awards & additional presenters will include House of Cards creator Beau Willimon, venture capitalist and AOL founder Steve Case, scientist Stephen Hawking, and novelist George Pelecanos, who was a producer on HBO’s The Wire and Treme.
The first-time biography of Songwriter’s Hall of Fame member, Cy Coleman is available for pre-order.
Exquisitely researched and brought to life by theater journalist and author Andy Propst, You Fascinate Me So, The Life and Times of Cy Coleman (Applause Books), takes readers into the world and work of Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning composer/performer Cy Coleman. With the full cooperation of Coleman’s estate, the book explores his days as a child prodigy in the 1930s, his time as a hot jazz pianist and early television celebrity in the 1950s, and his life as one of Broadway’s preeminent composers.
Interviews with colleagues and friends, including Marilyn and Alan Bergman, Ken Howard, Michele Lee, James Naughton, Bebe Neuwirth, Hal Prince, Chita Rivera, and Tommy Tune, provide insight into Coleman’s personality and career. This highly detailed account of one of the last major contributors to the Great American Songbook, gives readers access to Coleman’s creative process. Propst’s definitive work is a well-rounded look into a highly prolific career and of a life well-lived.
Click HERE to pre-order.