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FST to Bring 'LESSONS FROM VAUDEVILLE' to the Court Cabaret, Beginning 2/18FST to Bring 'LESSONS FROM VAUDEVILLE' to the Court Cabaret, Beginning 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

FST pays tribute to America's original entertainment in its third Cabaret show, Never Marry A Girl With Cold Feet: and other life lessons from Vaudeville. Developed by Richard Hopkins, Rebecca Hopkins, and Jim Prosser, it begins in the John C. Court Cabaret on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. (more...)

Actress and Sex Symbol Anita Ekberg Has Died at 83Actress and Sex Symbol Anita Ekberg Has Died at 83
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2015

Swedish actress, well known for LA DOLCE VITA, died on Sunday in Rocca di Papa. She was 93. (more...)

Christopher A. Coppula Releases JIMMY VAN HEUSEN SWINGING ON A STARChristopher A. Coppula Releases JIMMY VAN HEUSEN SWINGING ON A STAR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

'Jimmy Van Heusen Swinging on a Star,' by Christopher A. Coppula, is the first official biography of the prolific composer James Van Heusen. Van Heusen wrote over 1,000 songs, including 50 standards. He is tied for most Academy Awards for Best Original Song. Van Heusen composed music for 5 of the 6 Road movies starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. You know his music, but chances are you don't know the composer behind such hits as Swinging on a Star, All the Way, Moonlight Becomes You, Love and Marriage, High Hopes, Come Fly With Me, and Imagination. While his legacy is inextricably linked with that of his best friend Frank Sinatra, Van Heusen was much more. Starting his career while in high school, Van Heusen worked from radio to the Cotton Club, from song plugger to songwriter, from New York to Hollywood. He was a brilliant musician, ware hero, and good and generous man (more...)

Brandon Dahlquis, Brian Zane & More to Star in Porchlight Revisits... Production of CITY OF ANGELSBrandon Dahlquis, Brian Zane & More to Star in Porchlight Revisits... Production of CITY OF ANGELS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the next production in the second season of Chicago's hit 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits... City of Angels, featuring book by Larry Gelbart (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, M*A*S*H), music by Cy Coleman (Sweet Charity, Barnum) and lyrics by David Zippel (The Goodbye Girl, Disney's Mulan) with direction by Christopher Pazdernik and music direction by Aaron Benham. City of Angels is presented for two-nights-only Tuesday, March 3 and Wednesday, March 4 at 8:00 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Sondheim on Sondheim (February 6 - March 15) on nights when there are no performances at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

Fiesta Parade Floats Take Home 8 Trophies in TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADEFiesta Parade Floats Take Home 8 Trophies in TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE
by TV News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

Fiesta Parade Floats, the leading award winning float-builder for the Tournament of Roses Parade, has added to its already impressive float building track record as eight of its client's float entries were named award-winners by a panel of Rose Parade judges (more...)

Jimmy Fallon Tops 2014's 'Best-Mannered People' List!Jimmy Fallon Tops 2014's 'Best-Mannered People' List!
by TV News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

Traditionally, the NLJC publishes a 'Top Ten Best Mannered' list. This year, instead of ten, the NLJC selected twenty-five recipients in honor of their twenty-fifth anniversary of business. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch Bring 'Swinging' Christmas Party to Birdland, 12/21-25Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch Bring 'Swinging' Christmas Party to Birdland, 12/21-25
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Birdland presents the fifth annual "A Swinging Birdland Christmas" celebration at Birdland Jazz Club starring Birdland regulars Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch. To celebrate the holidays Blackhurst, Caruso and Stritch will perform swinging arrangements of beloved seasonal specials like "Christmas Waltz," Kay Thompson's "Holiday Season," "Sleigh Ride," and "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" among other favorites. (more...)

Richard Zoglin and Dick Cavett Set for THEATER TALK this WeekRichard Zoglin and Dick Cavett Set for THEATER TALK this Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

An all-new THEATER TALK features critic and author Richard Zoglin on his new bestseller, HOPE: Entertainer of the Century (Simon & Schuster), a comprehensive biography of the incomparable comedian, stage, film & TV star Bob Hope. Joining Zoglin is writer and iconic talk show host Dick Cavett, who shares his own memories and anecdotes about Hope with co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins. (more...)

Billy Crystal Imagines Robin Williams Stand Up Routine in Heaven in New TributeBilly Crystal Imagines Robin Williams Stand Up Routine in Heaven in New Tribute
by Movies News Desk - Dec 14, 2014

Following the passing of his long-time friend and fellow comedic legend, Billy Crystal has penned a script, imagining the late Robin Williams in heaven. You can read it in full below, via Entertainment Weekly: (more...)

CELTIC WOMAN Named Billboard's #1 World Albums Artist 2014CELTIC WOMAN Named Billboard's #1 World Albums Artist 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Global music sensation Celtic Woman has been named the #1 World Albums Artist on Billboard's 2014 Year-End Chart. (more...)

PBS to Encore AMERICAN MASTERS: BING CROSBY REDISCOVERED, 12/26PBS to Encore AMERICAN MASTERS: BING CROSBY REDISCOVERED, 12/26
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

?Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903-October 14, 1977) was, without doubt, the most popular and influential multimedia star of the first half of the 20th century. For more than three decades, through radio, film, television and records, he reigned supreme. (more...)

USA & NBC to Air WWE TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS Holiday Special This MonthUSA & NBC to Air WWE TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS Holiday Special This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Multi-platinum recording artists and two-time CMA Vocal Duo of the Year winners, Florida Georgia Line will join WWE Superstars and Divas to honor the United States Armed Forces with the 12th annual WWE holiday special, Tribute to the Troops (more...)

Photo Flash: Dick Cavett Introduces Newest Book at W83 in ManhattanPhoto Flash: Dick Cavett Introduces Newest Book at W83 in Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Socrates in the City presented a very special onstage interview with legendary TV personality, Dick Cavett, December 3rd at W83 Space in Manhattan. The interview, conducted by bestselling author and founder of Socrates in the City, Eric Metaxas, focused on Cavett's new book Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments and Assorted Hijinks. (more...)

Neil Diamond Tribute Artist Jay White Plays the Suncoast Showroom TonightNeil Diamond Tribute Artist Jay White Plays the Suncoast Showroom Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

Local entertainer Jay White will return to the Suncoast Showroom with his legendary Neil Diamond performance tonight, December 6. (more...)

Dick Cavett to Appear at W83 TonightDick Cavett to Appear at W83 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Tonight (Wednesday) at 7 PM, Socrates in the City will present a very special onstage interview with legendary TV personality and star of Broadway's INTO THE WOODS and THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, Dick Cavett, at W83, 150 West 83rd Street (between Columbus & Amsterdam Ave.) The interview, conducted by bestselling author and founder of Socrates in the City, Eric Metaxas, will focus on Cavett's new book BRIEF ENCOUNTERS: CONVERSATIONS, MAGIC MOMENTS AND ASSORTED HIJINKS. (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters Releases New Documentary BING CROSBY UNDISCOVERED on DVD TodayTHIRTEEN's American Masters Releases New Documentary BING CROSBY UNDISCOVERED on DVD Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903-October 14, 1977) was, without doubt, the most popular and influential multi-media star of the first half of the 20 th century. (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters to Premiere Documentary 'Bing Crosby Rediscovered', 11/2THIRTEEN's American Masters to Premiere Documentary 'Bing Crosby Rediscovered', 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903-October 14, 1977) was, without doubt, the most popular and influential multimedia star of the first half of the 20th century. For more than three decades, through radio, film, television and records, he reigned supreme. (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters to Premiere Documentary 'Bing Crosby Rediscovered', 11/2THIRTEEN's American Masters to Premiere Documentary 'Bing Crosby Rediscovered', 11/2
by TV News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903-October 14, 1977) was, without doubt, the most popular and influential multimedia star of the first half of the 20th century. For more than three decades, through radio, film, television and records, he reigned supreme. (more...)

Alex Trebek and David Pogue to Co-Host 66th Annual Tech Emmy Awards on Jan 8Alex Trebek and David Pogue to Co-Host 66th Annual Tech Emmy Awards on Jan 8
by TV News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and the Television Academy announced today that Jeopardy! game show icon, Alex Trebek and Yahoo Tech star, David Pogue, will host the 66th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards which will take place on Thursday, January 8, 2015. (more...)

Dick Cavett to Discuss New Book at Socrates in the CityDick Cavett to Discuss New Book at Socrates in the City
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

On Wednesday, December 3rd at 7 PM, Socrates in the City will present a very special onstage interview with legendary television personality and New York Times columnist Dick Cavett at W83, 150 West 83rd Street (between Columbus & Amsterdam Ave.) The interview, conducted by bestselling author and founder of Socrates in the City, Eric Metaxas, will focus on Cavett's new book Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments and Assorted Hijinks. (more...)

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