11th November 2014 - 15th November 2014
Gina Beck (Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables) , Daniel Boys (Avenue Q, Spamalot, Love Story, also well-known from BBC’s Any Dream Will Do , 2007 ) , David Burt (Kiss Me Kate, The Merchant of Venice, The Beggars People, Plague Over England) and Eve Polycarpou (In The Heights, Mother Courage, Jacques Brel - National Theatre, 1970s ) star in a new production of the hit revue Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at the Charing Cross Theatre for a strictly limited season
Often haunting, sometimes funny, heart- wrenching and vividly poetic, the songs of Jacques Brel explore the human condition through honest storytelling, with themes of joy and sorrow, love and loss, war and peace and life and death.
Directed by Andrew Keates, whose acclaimed production of Dessa Rose has just finished a sellout run at Trafalgar Studios, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris is a musical revue of the greatest works by one of the most prolific, Belgian, singer-songwriters of all time, with what are regarded as the definitive English translations of his works by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman and fresh orchestral arrangements by Eric Svejcar from the award-winning 2006 Off Broadway production.
Thu 16, Fri 17, Sat 18, Mon 20, Tue 21, Wed 22, Thu 23, Sat 25, Mon 27, Tue 28, Wed 29, Thu 30, Fri 31
Pomus & Shuman: Hitmakers: Together & Apart is the story of Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, writing together and individually, revealing their warm, but some times difficult, relationship.
p.102 Mort Shuman par Rémi Boiteux, suivi du Top 10 d’Alister
Dolce & Gabbana use Mina's Italian cover of 'Its A Lonely Town Without You' /'Ciudad Solitara' for Autumn 2012 Parfum launch advert:
Check out D&G winter collection here:
Leonard Cohen 'Old Ideas 2012 World Tour' - performs 'Save The Last Dance For Me'
Check the link below for all tour dates and tickets:
September 2011 – January 2012:
‘Dirty Dancing’ is on tour in the UK – for information or to buy tickets, click here:
15th March 2010
Mort was inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
Mort was the recipient of the Ahmet Ertegun Award along with David Geffen, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Otis Blackwell and Jesse Stone.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL opened on 19th February at Aria Resort Casino, Las Vegas directed by Vincent Paterson with the director of creation ‘Armand Thomas.
"Of course the climax is VIVA LAS VEGAS with 40 Elvis impersonators and a dozen chorines filling Mark Fisher’s staircased set and the Big E back on screen, overseeing the riot of color and more rent"
(Richard Carliss – Time Magazine).
Cherry Red Records re-released Mort’s first album entitled “My Death” on its Rev-Ola label a deeply personal, adult, eccentric, theatrical and songwriting tour de force. Produced by Jerry Ragavoy –
available to buy here:
Very incisive review of Mort's two English language albums 'My Death' and 'Distant Drum'
’NOTES MAJEURES’ Box Set released in France.
DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE by ELEANOR BERGSTEIN.
Eleanor’s stage adaptation of her iconic film opened with its World Premiere in Sydney Australia in November and new productions soon followed on the West End in London, in Holland, Germany, Canada and the States.
Mort and Eleanor had met and became great friends in early 1990, soon after Dirty Dancing the movie had been released and was a worldwide smash.Mort learnt from Eleanor how much she wanted to use ‘Save The Last Dance For Me’ in her original film, which had, of course, become a worldwide box office smash with its soundtrack album selling over 40 million copies, making it the biggest selling soundtrack album of all time. Eleanor told Mort how upset she had been that they could not agree publishing terms for the song’s inclusion.
This was a huge disappointment to Mort, who had been unaware of the requests at the time.
In any event, with the stage adaptation, Eleanor was at last able to use Mort’s songs in the show - ‘Save The Last Dance For Me, This Magic Moment and in some productions, also Teenager in Love.
Dirty Dancing is on tour in the UK – for information or to buy tickets, click here:
To book tickets for the Berlin stage production of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage please visit: http://www.stage-entertainment.de/musicals/dirty-dancing/tickets/tickets-verteilerseite.html