Billy Connolly News

Shirley MacLaine Joins WILD OATS Comedy Film
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

According to Deadline, Shirley MacLaine has joined the comedy film WILD OATS, alongside Jessica Lange, Demi Moore, Judd Hirsch and Billy Connolly. (more...)

Phil Coulter Releases New Album ECHOES OF HOME Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Phil Coulter is a musical renaissance man. As composer, producer, artist, arranger and musical director Coulter seems to have done it all, from producing the seminal albums by Planxty that ignited the Irish traditional music renaissance to hits by pure pop group The Bay City Rollers to composing and directing the global sensation Celtic Thunder. (more...)

Phil Coulter Releases New Album ECHOES OF HOME on 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Phil Coulter is a musical renaissance man. As composer, producer, artist, arranger and musical director Coulter seems to have done it all, from producing the seminal albums by Planxty that ignited the Irish traditional music renaissance to hits by pure pop group The Bay City Rollers to composing and directing the global sensation Celtic Thunder. (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW on ABC - Week of February 24, 2014
by TV Scoop - Feb 24, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW, airing on ABC for the week of February 24, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW on ABC - Week of February 24, 2014
by TV Scoop - Feb 20, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW, airing on ABC for the week of February 24, 2014! (more...)

EDDIE IZZARD: FORCE MAJEURE Comes to Pittsburgh, May 31 - June 1, 2014, Byham Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Eddie Izzard will bring his massive Force Majeure world tour to the U.S., visiting 32 cities through the spring with more dates to be announced later this year. The tour will visit Pittsburgh's Byham Theater, downtown Pittsburgh, on Saturday May 31 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 1 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. Tickets start at $50.25 and are available at TrustArts.org, by calling 412-456-6666, and in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue. Limit 6 tickets per customer. Presented by WestBeth Entertainment, a full list of U.S. tour dates with links to tickets is available at www.EddieIzzard.com. You can follow Eddie here. (more...)

Eddie Izzard to Perform at The Orpheum, 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Eddie Izzard will bring his massive Force Majeure world tour to Memphis, TN at the Orpheum Theatre on Sunday, May 25th at 8:00 PM. The tour will visit 32 cities through the spring with more dates to be announced later this year. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 4. Presented by WestBeth Entertainment, a full list of U.S. tour dates with links to tickets is available at www.EddieIzzard.com. Follow Eddie here. (more...)

The Players to Celebrate 125th Anniversary with NYE Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

One Hundred and Twenty-Five years ago this New Year's Eve, America's most celebrated actor, Edwin Booth gave the Deed of 16 Gramercy Park South to The Players. The Players tradition has been to read the deed in front of the Great Hall fire place echoing back to Edwin Booth and the Founding Members. This year, this tradition continues along with live music, dancing, and more festivities as The Players kicks off a new era, sharing a toast to its founders and celebrating 125 years at 'A Certain Club.' (more...)

Dustin Hoffman to Join Kathy Bates & Alfred Molina in BOYCHOIR
by Movies News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar winner has signed on to join Alfred Molina and Kathy Bates in the film, set to be directed by Francois Girard, and featuring an original script by Ben Ripley. (more...)

Liberace Musical ALL THAT GLITTERS, Starring Richard Kline, Aims for Broadway in 2014-15; Eyes Fall 2014 Debut in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

'ALL THAT GLITTERS', an unauthorized biography of a ground-breaking legend, an opulent musical event about the greatest showman on earth is on its way to Broadway for the 2014-15 season, directed and choreographed by Alexander DeJong. The show features Music and Lyrics by Mr. DeJong, Book by Mr. DeJong and James A. Walsh, and Additional Music by Tom Nelson. The show will star Richard Kline as Wladziu Valentino Liberace. (more...)

Billy Connolly Treated for Prostrate Cancer; Diagnosed with Initial Symptoms of Parkinson's
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

Billy Connolly recently underwent minor surgery in America after being diagnosed with the very early stages of prostate cancer; the operation was a total success, and Billy is fully recovered. (more...)

Dustin Hoffman 'Feeling Great' After Cancer Treatment
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2013

Hoffman will continue to undergo preventative treatments in the future, as recommended by his doctors. (more...)

The Crazy Coqs Kicks Off September with Barb Jungr & Dave Willetts
by Devin MacDonald - Jul 29, 2013

Starting The Crazy Coqs' very exciting September schedule is the highly acclaimed Barb Jungr, who returns after a sell out week earlier this year with her new show HERE COMES THE NIGHT (September 3 - 7), followed by one of the country's leading musical stars Dave Willetts, in his show AN EVENING WITH DAVE WILLETTS (September 10 - 12). Making their debut at Crazy Coqs are the unmissable, unique piano duo Worbey and Farrell (September 13 & 14). The wonderfully talented theatre, TV and film actress Celia Imrie performs her debut cabaret show LAUGHING MATTERS (September 17 - 21) and also returning are Kit & McConnel with their new show SECOND MARRIAGE (September 24 - 28). (more...)

BAFTA Launches Call for Entries for British Academy Scotland Awards 2013
by Movies News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in Scotland, BAFTA Scotland has launched its annual call for entries for the British Academy Scotland Awards (more...)

Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, Eric Idle and Martin Short Headline The Public's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Benefit Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013

The Public Theater announced today that Kevin Kline will reprise his Tony Award-winning role of The Pirate King with Glenn Close as Ruth, Eric Idle as the Sergeant, and Martin Short as Major-General Stanley in the one-night-only concert performance of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE for The Public's annual gala. Co-chaired by Sir Howard Stringer, Arielle Tepper Madover, and Renee Beaumont, this unforgettable summer evening will also honor the late Nora Ephron who was a long-time board member and consummate lover of The Public's Shakespeare in the Park. (more...)

Disney Responds to 'Merida' Makeover Controversy
by Movies News Desk - May 16, 2013

Following the backlash of Disney's makeover to BRAVE's beloved archer 'Merida,' the company has issued a statement in response. (more...)

Disney Yanks Made Over 'Merida' Amid Backlash
by Movies News Desk - May 15, 2013

Amidst the upheavel that BRAVE's 'Merida' had undergone a sexified makeover for her induction into the Disney Princess ranks, the company has promptly yanked her from its website. (more...)

Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, Eric Idle and Martin Short Headline The Public's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Benefit!
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2013

The Public Theater announced today that Kevin Kline will reprise his Tony Award-winning role of The Pirate King with Glenn Close as Ruth, Eric Idle as the Sergeant, and Martin Short as Major-General Stanley in the one-night-only concert performance of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE for The Public's annual gala. Co-chaired by Sir Howard Stringer, Arielle Tepper Madover, and Renee Beaumont, this unforgettable summer evening will also honor the late Nora Ephron who was a long-time board member and consummate lover of The Public's Shakespeare in the Park. (more...)

Hollywood Arts Council's 26th Annual Charlie Awards Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

The Hollywood Arts Council's 26th Annual Charlie Awards will take place at The Blossom Room in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel at noon today, March 29, 2012. This year's honorees will include James Burrows, Cirque du Soleil, Feast of San Gennaro Los Angeles, The Ricard Montalban Theatre, Hollywood Center Studios and Eric Garcetti. (more...)

Shelly Goldstein Brings ONE FINE DAY: THE GROOVY GIRLS OF THE 60S to The Catalina Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2013

Shelly Goldstein will bring 'One Fine Day: The Groovy Girls of the 60s' to Catalina's Jazz Club in Los Angeles, tonight, February 19, 2013. (more...)

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