JOAN RIVERS

 

BIO: Joan Rivers was born June 8, 1933, in Brooklyn, New York. Her big break came in 1965. A booking on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson turned Joan's career around, and she became an instant hit. Her f... (read more...)

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MY SON THE WAITER Returns to Chicago this Summer MY SON THE WAITER Returns to Chicago this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Brad Zimmerman's hit comedy My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy is returning to Chicago for a five-week engagement July 6 through August 13 at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60077.... (more...)
The Accidentals Embark On Extraordinary Odyssey With Sony Masterworks Debut Album The Accidentals Embark On Extraordinary Odyssey With Sony Masterworks Debut Album
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Sony Music Masterworks has announced the release of ODYSSEY, the extraordinary label debut album from The Accidentals. ODYSSEY – which includes the genre-defying first single, 'KW' – is available for preorder in June. The powerful opening track, 'Memorial Day' is available today.... (more...)
Guilty Pleasures Cabaret to Bring SCHOOL'S OUT to The Duplex Guilty Pleasures Cabaret to Bring SCHOOL'S OUT to The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Duplex, NYC's historic cabaret theater, presents Guilty Pleasures Cabaret in 'School's Out' on Friday June 2nd, 2017 at 9:30pm.... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Greg Hicks in RICHARD III, Opening Tonight at the Arcola Photo Flash: First Look at Greg Hicks in RICHARD III, Opening Tonight at the Arcola
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Following his celebrated performances as Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Coriolanus and King Lear for the Royal Shakespeare Company, RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks takes on the role of the tyrant king Richard in Shakespeare's RICHARD III, opening tonight 15 May at the Arcola Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a fi... (more...)
I LOVED LUCY to Transfer to London's Arts Theatre for 7 Weeks I LOVED LUCY to Transfer to London's Arts Theatre for 7 Weeks
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Showered with rave reviews and following two sold-out runs in 2016, Lee Tannen's incredibly personal, funny, bitter-sweet play "I Loved Lucy" about his 10-year relationship with TV comedy legend Lucille Ball is to transfer to London's Arts Theatre for a strictly limited 7-week season from Wednesday ... (more...)
Singer and Author Brian Evans Will Run for U.S. Congress in 2018 Singer and Author Brian Evans Will Run for U.S. Congress in 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2017

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Dance Center's 17-18 Season Features Cloud Gate's Return Dance Center's 17-18 Season Features Cloud Gate's Return
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2017

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago announces its 44th season of presenting diverse international, national and regional contemporary dance.... (more...)
Chelsea McDonald's to Debut Spring Music Series Chelsea McDonald's to Debut Spring Music Series
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2017

Local McDonald's Owner Operator, PJ Fonseca is proud to announce the kick-off of a new summer music series featuring award-winning pianist Darius Frowner, along with talented local singers performing pop, jazz and show tunes. Performances will be held every Friday in May, beginning at 7:30pm, at the... (more...)
Chelsea McDonald's to Debut Spring Music Series Chelsea McDonald's to Debut Spring Music Series
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2017

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Photo Flash: Greg Hicks and Company in Rehearsal for RICHARD III at the Arcola Photo Flash: Greg Hicks and Company in Rehearsal for RICHARD III at the Arcola
by BWW News Desk - April 26, 2017

Greg Hicks is returning to Shakespeare after many years to play the one major character left - RICHARD III. Arcola's thrilling new production of Shakespeare's RICHARD III, starring RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks and directed by Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen, begins previews on 11 May. BroadwayWorl... (more...)
Canadian Comedy Writer Lauren Wise Debuts First Novel, SWAP CLUB Canadian Comedy Writer Lauren Wise Debuts First Novel, SWAP CLUB
by BWW News Desk - April 25, 2017

Montreal-based author and comedy writer Lauren Wise is taking readers on a steamy and entertaining adventure with the release of her first fiction novel Swap Club, published by World's Best Story.... (more...)
Documentary 'The Last Laugh' Premieres on PBS's INDEPENDENT LENS, 4/24 Documentary 'The Last Laugh' Premieres on PBS's INDEPENDENT LENS, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2017

The Last Laugh is a documentary based on the premise that the Holocaust would seem to be an absolutely off-limits topic for comedy. But is it?... (more...)
Gary Williams and Friends to Perform Benefit Concert for TheatreMAD Gary Williams and Friends to Perform Benefit Concert for TheatreMAD
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2017

Described as "old school virtuosity," by Time Out, star of the West End's 'Rat Pack' Gary Williams celebrates some of Hollywood's greatest musical moments. ... (more...)
Steven Brinberg is SIMPLY BARBRA at Rockwell Stage and Show Steven Brinberg is SIMPLY BARBRA at Rockwell Stage and Show
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2017

Barbra Streisand plays an intimate club in LA in the guise of world renowned impressionist Steven Brinberg as SIMPLY BARBRA on Tuesday, June 13th at 8:00 pm at Rockwell Stage and Show, 1714 N. Vermont Avenue, LA 90027, in the heart of Los Feliz Village.... (more...)
Full Cast Announced for Greg Hicks-Led RICHARD III at the Arcola Theatre Full Cast Announced for Greg Hicks-Led RICHARD III at the Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2017

The full cast is announced for Arcola's thrilling new production of William Shakespeare's RICHARD III, starring RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks and directed by Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen, opening 11 May 2017.... (more...)
Photo Flash: Clint Holmes Celebrates RENDEZVOUS Album at Birdland Photo Flash: Clint Holmes Celebrates RENDEZVOUS Album at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series presented vocalist Clint Holmes in a celebration concert for his latest CD from LL Music, 'Rendezvous.' Scroll down for photos from the evening!... (more...)
Brooklyn Museum To Host 30th Annual BANG ON A CAN MARATHON, 5/6 Brooklyn Museum To Host 30th Annual BANG ON A CAN MARATHON, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2017

The Bang on a Can Marathon, celebrating its 30th anniversary, is presented for the first time at the Brooklyn Museum on Saturday, May 6, from 2 to 10 pm. The Marathon features eight hours of live performances by today's most innovative musicians and pioneering young artists.... (more...)
Learn How to Take a Musical from 'Page to Stage' at EAG's Anatomy of a Musical Industry Panel Learn How to Take a Musical from 'Page to Stage' at EAG's Anatomy of a Musical Industry Panel
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2017

 Tony Award-winning producer Margot Astrachan (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder) is joined by a panel of musical theatre industry veterans on Wednesday, April 19 at 7pm for an insightful discussion about how musicals come together.  Topics will include moving a work from concept to full produc... (more...)
Learn the ANATOMY OF A MUSICAL with EAG Industry Panel Learn the ANATOMY OF A MUSICAL with EAG Industry Panel
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2017

Tony Award-winning producer Margot Astrachan (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder) is joined by a panel of musical theatre industry veterans on Wednesday, April 19 at 7pm for an insightful discussion about how musicals come together.... (more...)
Mandy Gonzalez, Penny Fuller, Paulo Szot and More to Join Jamie deRoy's Tony Awards Celebration at Birdland Mandy Gonzalez, Penny Fuller, Paulo Szot and More to Join Jamie deRoy's Tony Awards Celebration at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2017

Show business tour de force Jamie deRoy brings her star-studded Jamie deRoy & friends cabaret show to New York's famed Birdland on Sunday, May 7 at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the evening will benefit The Actors Fund: Jamie deRoy & friends Cabaret Initiative.... (more...)
FAR AWAY to Premiere at Harvard University, 4/26 FAR AWAY to Premiere at Harvard University, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2017

The newly formed Theater, Dance & Media Concentration at Harvard University launches its third production with Caryl Churchill's FAR AWAY, directed by Annie Tippe.... (more...)
Brad Zimmerman's MY SON THE WAITER Coming to Southern California This Spring Brad Zimmerman's MY SON THE WAITER Coming to Southern California This Spring
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2017

Difficult mothers you live in fear of disappointing? Check. Deferred dreams? Check. Dead-end job? Check. All key components that make up Brad Zimmerman's lengthy struggle of making it as an actor in New York - a struggle that resulted in a hit one-man show.... (more...)
#HAPPY50ISH to Bring Hilarious Realities of Middle Age to the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza #HAPPY50ISH to Bring Hilarious Realities of Middle Age to the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza
by BWW News Desk - April 07, 2017

Emery Entertainment will present the off-Broadway comedy hit #HAPPY50ish at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza for a limited engagement May 18 - 21.... (more...)
Thrilling New Mystery HOLMES AND WATSON to Premiere at Arizona Theatre Company Thrilling New Mystery HOLMES AND WATSON to Premiere at Arizona Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - April 06, 2017

Even after his supposed "death" at Reichenbach Falls, the great detective kept his hold on the world through the frauds, fakes and charlatans claiming to be him, forcing the loyal Dr. Watson to find the truth in Arizona Theatre Company's world premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher's Holmes and Watson.... (more...)
Blackfriars Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season Blackfriars Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - April 04, 2017

One production still remains in Blackfriars Theatre's 67th Season: Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller's classic American drama about Willy Loman, the aging, failing salesman who makes his living riding on a smile and a shoeshine.... (more...)