Elly Stone
Elly Stone
Elly Stone is an American singer and actress best known for her interpretations of the music of Jacques Brel. Stone began her career in the 1950s, singing in a variety of off-beat venues ranging from a carnival to a burlesque show. In 1962, she was Barbra Streisand’s understudy for the Broadway musical I Can Get It for You Wholesale.
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Eric Blau, 87, a Creator of 'Jacques Brel'
NYTimes - about 8 years
Eric Blau, who transformed his infatuation with the songs of a Belgian-born troubadour into one of Off Broadway's most enduring hits, ''Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris,'' died on Feb. 17 in Manhattan. He was 87 and lived in Manhattan. The cause was pneumonia after a stroke, said his son Matthew. Mr. Blau had been a poet, a
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THEATER; Famous Plays, Famous Players, Forgotten Films
NYTimes - almost 14 years
FAMOUS players in famous plays.'' It was, theoretically, quite a reasonable idea when Adolph Zukor thought it up in 1912. It still seemed (theoretically) a pretty good one when Ely Landau reimagined it as the American Film Theater in the early 70's. Except for this hitch: most plays, especially the more venturesome ones, stubbornly resist simple
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NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT: NEW YORK UP CLOSE; A New Battleground for an Old War: The Internet
NYTimes - over 15 years
Old opponents -- tenants and landlords -- appear to have found new turf to dispute: cyberspace. For more than a year, a tenant advocate organization has battled a real estate firm's claim to a name, TenantNet, and an Internet address, www.tenant.net. But last week, as the United States Patent and Trademark Office considered the issue, the firm
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At Tilles, It's Come to the Cabaret
NYTimes - almost 24 years
HOW to describe the experience of cabaret performing? To Craig Carnelia it is an innermost thing, "a journey through a life." Andrea Marcovicci describes it as "the most personal expression of a performer's heart and soul and accumulated knowledge." "It's what I always wanted to do," Mary Cleere Haran said, "sing and talk about movie songs of the
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Last Chance
NYTimes - about 24 years
Here is a sampling of shows and art exhibitions in the New York metropolitan region that close soon: Cosing This Weekend "THE GOOD NATUR'D MAN," Pearl Theater, 125 West 22d Street, Chelsea. An 18th-century comedy by Oliver Goldsmith about an extravagant man who stays out of trouble with help from his well-to-do friends. Through tomorrow.
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Theater in Review
NYTimes - over 24 years
Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris Village Gate 160 Bleecker Street Greenwich Village By Eric Blau. Production conception, English lyrics and additional material by Mr. Blau and Mort Shuman; based on Brel's lyrics and commentary; music by Jacques Brel, Francois Rauber, Gerard Jouannest and Jean Corti. Directed by Elly Stone; musical
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Many Questions Remain on Trump's Shortened West Side Story
NYTimes - over 24 years
To the Editor: "Riverside South: Still Questions" (editorial, Aug. 31) discusses the scaled-down plans of Donald Trump for 74.6 acres of Manhattan's Hudson River waterfront, now dubbed Riverside South. This issue concerns not only West Siders, but also environmentalists and all who support development appropriate to a community. Mr. Trump's
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WEEKENDER GUIDE
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: FRIDAY BLOCK PARTY MUSICAL FRIDAY BLOCK PARTY MUSICAL Street vendors and musicians, prostitutes and other habitues of New York streets are among the pundits of city life in the lyricist Eric Blau's new revue, ''The Big Block Party,'' which has opened at the Under Acme cabaret, 9 Great Jones Street, in Greenwich Village. The show's two dozen
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Reviews/Music; Bel Canto Opera in Cavalli's 'Calisto'
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: The Bel Canto Opera, which is still locked in a struggle with Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians over collective bargaining for its occasional employees, has decided for the present to proceed with nonunion players. At the company's performance of Cavalli's ''Calisto'' Sunday afternoon at St. The Bel Canto Opera, which is still
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Music: 'Jacques Brel,' Revue, at Town Hall
NYTimes - about 29 years
LEAD: IT was almost exactly 20 years ago that the revue ''Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris'' opened in New York at the Village Gate and introduced a young generation of theatergoers to the dramatic songs of the Belgian singer and poet, who died 11 years later at age 49. Arriving when the antiwar movement was in full flower and Bob
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LONG ISLAND GUIDE
NYTimes - about 29 years
LEAD: 'MEET THE COMPOSER' 'MEET THE COMPOSER' It's ''Meet the Composer'' today at the latest North Shore Pro Musica outing. And since there are only two composers on the bill, Lessard and Beethoven, and since Ludwig von couldn't make it to Stony Brook, the composer whom members of the audience will meet and hear discuss his work is John Lessard, a
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Broadway
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: 'Milk Train' at WPA 'Milk Train' at WPA We already know that October is an exciting month for individual Broadway and Off Broadway productions, but it's also the month when theater companies get into gear. Take, for example, the WPA Theater, where early birds saw ''Steel Magnolias.'' The initial offering, Oct. 13, will be the almost silver
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MUSIC NOTED IN BRIEF; Elly Stone Sings Program of Art Songs
NYTimes - almost 33 years
Elly Stone's pinched wavering soprano with its odd blend of vulnerability and stridency, is an innately theatrical voice. But her vocal thinness makes her singing difficult to take in long stretches. Last Friday at Symphony Space, where Miss Stone offered a program of phatasmagorical art songs about the less pleasant aspects of New York City, the
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Friday
NYTimes - almost 33 years
-HOUR RIFFS On Fridays for the last 18 years, doctors, lawyers and business people have been escaping their professional worlds to participate in Jazz at Noon, a lunchtime jam session that now takes place at Freddy's, 308 East 49th Street, east of Second Avenue, from noon to 2:30. The performers, many of whom have played with name bands, always
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THEATER; PRODUCTION OF BREL ALIVE BUT NOT WELL
NYTimes - over 33 years
EITHER you take to Jacques Brel's songs or you don't. To some, they sing of heartache. To others, they supply a headache. The version of ''Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris'' presented by the Downtown Cabaret Theater in Bridgeport is not likely to change a thing. Save for a sad irony (Brel died of cancer in 1978 at the age of 49,
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THEATER: 'JACQUES BREL'
NYTimes - almost 34 years
TO celebrate the 15th anniversary of the original presentation of ''Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris,'' which opened at the Village Gate in 1968 and ran there for more than four years, a new production of this collection of the Belgian composer's songs in English adaptations by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman has opened at First City
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LONG ISLAND GUIDE By Barbara Delatiner; GREAT NECK SYMPHONY
NYTimes - over 34 years
With Ruth Laredo, the pianist, as soloist, the Great Neck Symphony opens its 38th season tonight. Miss Laredo, the first pianist to have recorded all of Rachmaninoff's solo works, will play that composer's ''Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini,'' and the community orchestra, under Herbert Grossman's direction, will perform Dvorak's ''Carnival
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New Jersey Guide; BREL AT STOCKTON
NYTimes - almost 35 years
When ''Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris'' was first performed at the Village Gate in Greenwich Village on Jan. 22, 1968, it starred Elly Stone, and her name has become entwined with its legend. Miss Stone will star in the revue again on April 3 at a benefit for Stockton State College in Pomona. The show, a collection of the
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GOING OUT GUIDE
NYTimes - over 35 years
COUNTING A FESTIVAL With appropriate fanfare, that grand, immoderate and free festival known as Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors opens at about noon today to the strains of a familiar tune. Mayor Koch will be the conductor, leading the crowd in singing ''Happy Birthday'' to Count Basie, to whom he will present a certificate of appreciation. The
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FREE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
NYTimes - over 35 years
The plazas around Lincoln Center and Damrosch Park will be the scene of 60 free events featuring musical stars as well as youthful actors, dancers, jugglers, clowns and mimes Aug. 11-30. Among the highlights of the Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival are Count Basie and his orchestra; seven performances of ''Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope''; two
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Elly Stone
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2008
    Age 80
    “Jacques Brel's music is effective because it deals with the most basic of human passions,” said Stone in a 2008 interview with the Marin Independent-Journal. “It's all about the human condition.
    More Details Hide Details When you're dealing with something like that, it's not bound by time. It makes people feel." Elly made various recordings in her career. Besides the "Jacques Brel " Original Cast and Soundtrack recordings, she released "Elly Stone" on Columbia Records. She also recorded a variety of "Jewish Folk Songs" on the Tikva label in which she sang and played guitar. In the late 70's she released an album on Eebee Records entitled "The Spirit of 76".
  • 2006
    Age 78
    In 2006, she provided an Off-Broadway revival of revue Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris with previously unseen English-language translations by Eric Blau of Brel’s music.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1980
    Age 52
    Although she appeared in other theatrical productions and enjoyed success as a cabaret and concert headliner, including a 1980 concert at Carnegie Hall in New York celebrating her 25th anniversary in the entertainment industry, Stone’s identification with Brel remained strong.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1972
    Age 44
    She later starred in the 1972 Broadway incarnation of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and in the 1975 motion picture version, produced by the American Film Theatre.
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  • 1970
    Age 42
    Stone stayed with the Off-Broadway production for two years, and appeared with Brel in 1970 French television special.
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  • 1968
    Age 40
    In 1968, she achieved recognition as one of the stars of the Off-Broadway revue Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, which was co-written by her husband, Eric Blau.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1962
    Age 34
    In 1962, she was Barbra Streisand’s understudy for the Broadway musical I Can Get It for You Wholesale.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1927
    Born
    Born in 1927.
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