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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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Brooklyn Museum's BANG ON A CAN Schedule Announced, 5/6 Brooklyn Museum's BANG ON A CAN Schedule Announced, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - March 30, 2017

Bang on a Can announces the complete lineup and schedule for its 30th Anniversary Bang on a Can Marathon, presented for the first time at Brooklyn Museum on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 2-10pm in the Museum's Beaux-Arts Court.... (more...)
VIDEO: Geffen Playhouse Remembers VIDEO: Geffen Playhouse Remembers
by Stage Tube - March 24, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles remembers productions through the years. From renowned shows of American classics and new plays to Education and Community Programs that extend the joy of live theater well beyond its four walls, the Geffen Playhouse is a lively hub and vital force within the cult... (more...)
MY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY to Play 7 Stages Theatre MY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY to Play 7 Stages Theatre
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2017

Brad Zimmerman will star in the Atlanta debut of his highly praised autobiographical comedy, My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedyat 7 Stages Theatre in Little Five Points May 18 - June 18, 2017. My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy is the story of Zimmerman's struggle to fulfill his dream and 'make it... (more...)
Divas Las Vegas Unveils New Production at the Linq Hotel & Casino Divas Las Vegas Unveils New Production at the Linq Hotel & Casino
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2017

Las Vegas' longest-running headliner Frank Marino and his all-star cast of talented female impersonators in Divas Las Vegas are introducing an all-new, spectacular show at The LINQ Theater at The LINQ Hotel & Casino.... (more...)
Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & (Friar) Friends Swing Into Spring at Friars Club Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & (Friar) Friends Swing Into Spring at Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - March 21, 2017

Jamie deRoy's Friar Membership and her long running Jamie deRoy & friends Variety Show are about the same age.  Jamie became a member in 1988 along with Liza Minnelli, Joan Rivers and Brooke Shields.  Jamie brought this edition of the show to the Friars Club last night and the Frank Sinatra Dining R... (more...)
Bring a Puppet to AVENUE Q for a Discount in Honor of World Puppetry Day Bring a Puppet to AVENUE Q for a Discount in Honor of World Puppetry Day
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2017

The Tony Award Winning Avenue Q proudly announces its participation and observation in celebrating WORLD PUPPETRY DAY with special promo ticket offer.... (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 TV News Desk - March 17, 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...)
BWW Review: THAT GIRL/THAT BOY - That Amazing Charles Busch! BWW Review: THAT GIRL/THAT BOY - That Amazing Charles Busch!
by Gil Kaan - March 14, 2017

The award-winning playwright/drag legend/cabaret artiste Charles Busch displayed the reasons why he's such a creative force to be reckoned with as he had the Rockwell audience easily eating out of his outstretched hands in his THAT GIRL/THAT BOY cabaret show. Busch and his adoring fans most deservin... (more...)
Get Your Giggle on with Stand Up Comic Keith Barany at CRT Downtown Get Your Giggle on with Stand Up Comic Keith Barany at CRT Downtown
by BWW News Desk - March 08, 2017

Who doesn't need a laugh in an upstate New York winter? It's the perfect time to get your giggle on when Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown welcomes stand-up comedian KEITH BARANY on Saturday, March 18 at 7:30 PM.... (more...)
BWW Interview: OC's Segerstrom Center Welcomes Charles Busch in THE LADY AT THE MIC BWW Interview: OC's Segerstrom Center Welcomes Charles Busch in THE LADY AT THE MIC
by Michael L. Quintos - March 06, 2017

Making his Segerstrom Center for the Arts debut, Tony Award® nominee Charles Busch is bringing his unique and critically-acclaimed talents to the Samueli Theater March 9-11, 2017 as part of Segerstrom Center's Cabaret Series. Entitled THE LADY AT THE MIC, Busch will enchant audiences in this intimat... (more...)
Drag Legend Lady Bunny to Bring TRANSJESTER to Footlight Theatre Drag Legend Lady Bunny to Bring TRANSJESTER to Footlight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2017

In addition to new parodies which re-work selections from Adele, Rent and Bruno Mars to hilarious, effect punctuated by zany Laugh-In style zingers, Bunny has widened her---don't go there!--repertoire to include some actually insightful social commentary. (Well, she thinks it's insightful, anyway.)... (more...)
Vaudeville in Vogue Again! The McCallum Theatre Presents Second Edition of A TRIBUTE TO THE FOLLIES Vaudeville in Vogue Again! The McCallum Theatre Presents Second Edition of A TRIBUTE TO THE FOLLIES
by David Green - February 27, 2017

From the legendary Folies Bergere to the Ziegfeld Follies of Broadway to the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, the theatrical revue has been a staple of entertainment for well over 100 years. The McCallum pays tribute to these wonderful performers with its own Vaudeville variety show. The McCallum's Se... (more...)
International Celebrity Images Presents Awards To 15 Tribute Artists At The 23rd Production Of The Reel Awards International Celebrity Images Presents Awards To 15 Tribute Artists At The 23rd Production Of The Reel Awards
by BWW News Desk - February 24, 2017

International Celebrity Images presented the 23rd Production of THE REEL AWARDS, an entertaining two and a half-hour tongue in cheek parody, spoof, and tribute to the real Academy Awards and other Hollywood-style awards shows, on Monday, February 20, 2017 at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las V... (more...)
BWW Preview: TIME TO GET RAUNCHY WITH BELLE BARTH at Carrollwood Players Theater BWW Preview: TIME TO GET RAUNCHY WITH BELLE BARTH at Carrollwood Players Theater
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - February 22, 2017

On March 10 and 11, 2017, actress Sara DelBeato will transform into the 50s 'unkosher comedienne,' the Miami Beach-based trailblazer Belle Barth for Jimmy Ferraro's production of RAUNCY LITTLE MUSICAL - BELLE BARTH IS BACK at Carrollwood Players.... (more...)
Empire Stage and Celebrity Management Present THE BITCH IS BACK Empire Stage and Celebrity Management Present THE BITCH IS BACK
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2017

Joe Posa, Actor and Impersonator, joins forces with Fashion Police Executive Producer and Joan Rivers former comedy writer, Tony Tripoli, for a 90 minute Tribute show. 'The Bitch is back'.... (more...)
Comedian Paula Poundstone Stops At The Southern Next Month Comedian Paula Poundstone Stops At The Southern Next Month
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2017

Emmy Award-winning comedian, author, and humorist Paula Poundstone is currently a regular panelist on NPR's widely popular weekly news quiz show, "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me," where her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent, and witty comedy is heard by five million homes across the country, interna... (more...)
DANCE TO THE MOVIES Featuring Lesley Ann Warren Comes to St. George Theatre DANCE TO THE MOVIES Featuring Lesley Ann Warren Comes to St. George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - February 14, 2017

St. George Theatre is pleased to announce the guest appearance of Academy Award nominee Lesley Ann Warren to the cast of Dance to the Movies along with Dancing With The Stars celebrity pros Anna Trebunskaya, Dmitry Chaplin, Chelsie Hightower, and more on Saturday, April 8th at 8:00PM.... (more...)
Old School Square to Present Nine Spectacular Concerts & Shows in March Old School Square to Present Nine Spectacular Concerts & Shows in March
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2017

Old School Square is presenting nine spectacular shows and concerts in March. Tickets for all of them are available for online purchase now atwww.OldSchoolSquare.org.... (more...)
MY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY to Serve at Bucks County Playhouse MY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY to Serve at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2017

Brad Zimmerman's My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy is the story of one man's struggle to fulfill his dream and 'make it' as a comedic actor in New York. One part standup, one part theatrical, and all parts uproarious, My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy will open as part of the Visiting Artists Se... (more...)
Red Carpet Arrivals for 23rd Production of The Reel Awards Presented by International Celebrity Images Red Carpet Arrivals for 23rd Production of The Reel Awards Presented by International Celebrity Images
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2017

International Celebrity Images presents the 23rd Production of THE REEL AWARDS, an entertaining two and a half-hour tongue in cheek parody, spoof, and tribute to the real Academy Awards on Monday, February 20, 2017 at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, 129 East Fremont Street, in Las Vegas, NV  89101... (more...)
Opening Night Battles Hate with Comedy at Second City Hollywood Opening Night Battles Hate with Comedy at Second City Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2017

Second City Hollywood is starting 2017 off combatting xenophobia, racism, and misogyny with satirical comedy.... (more...)
Announcing the 30th Anniversary Bang on a Can Marathon at Brooklyn Museum Announcing the 30th Anniversary Bang on a Can Marathon at Brooklyn Museum
by BWW News Desk - February 02, 2017

Bang on a Can announces its 30th Anniversary Bang on a Can Marathon, presented for the first time at Brooklyn Museum on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 2-10pm. This incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world features eight hours of rare performances by so... (more...)
Photo Flash: Remembering Mary Tyler Moore Photo Flash: Remembering Mary Tyler Moore
by Walter McBride - January 31, 2017

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported last week, Tony Award winner Mary Tyler Moore - best known as a television icon for The Mary Tyler Moore Show- passed away at 80 years old. According to her publicist, she was with her husband and friends at the time of her passing.... (more...)
E! Goes LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET at 2017 SAG Awards This Sunday E! Goes LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET at 2017 SAG Awards This Sunday
by TV News Desk - January 26, 2017

E!'s signature multi-platform series LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET is on 'Red Alert' as the top names in Hollywood arrive at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards this Sunday... (more...)
Arsenio Hall Brings His Stand-Up Comedy to Thousand Oaks Arsenio Hall Brings His Stand-Up Comedy to Thousand Oaks
by BWW News Desk - January 24, 2017

Beloved comedian of Emmy Award-winning The Arsenio Hall Show and co-star of Coming to America Arsenio Hall will perform at the Scherr Forum Theatre Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm.... (more...)






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