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BWW Interview: IMPRO's Producing Artistic Director DAN O'CONNOR Talks Holiday ExtravaganzaBWW Interview: IMPRO's Producing Artistic Director DAN O'CONNOR Talks Holiday Extravaganza
by Don Grigware - Dec 2, 2016

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents the World Premiere of Impro Theatre's 1966 Holiday Variety Extravaganza, from LA's Impro Theatre, the creators and performers of the wildly popular Jane Austen UnScripted. Impro Theatre's 1966 Holiday Variety Extravaganza is created especially for The Broad Stage. Over their history, the company has produced a bevy of mainstage shows including: Shakespeare UnScripted, Film Noir UnScripted, Twilight Zone UnScripted, Sondheim UnScripted, Dickens UnScripted, The Western UnScripted, Tennessee Williams UnScripted, Chekhov UnScripted, along with Fairytales UnScripted and Jane Austen UnScripted, which both previously ran at The Broad Stage. This new production marks the group's 10th anniversary. (more...)

Billy Crystal Adds Special Guest Bonnie Hunt to 'Spend the Night with Billy Crystal' Tour at Kravis CenterBilly Crystal Adds Special Guest Bonnie Hunt to 'Spend the Night with Billy Crystal' Tour at Kravis Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Tony and Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, producer, writer and director Billy Crystal announced this week that he is adding Special Guest Bonnie Hunt to his upcoming 30+ city US tour Spend the Night with Billy Crystal. (more...)

SPEND THE NIGHT WITH BILLY CRYSTAL Tour AnnouncedSPEND THE NIGHT WITH BILLY CRYSTAL Tour Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Tony® and Emmy Award®-winning comedian, actor, producer, writer and director Billy Crystal today announced that he will be making an exclusive Bay Area stop at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd., San Jose) on Thursday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. as part of his upcoming 30+ city US tour Spend the Night with Billy Crystal, set to kick off on Saturday, January 21 in Miami, FL.  Coming off the heels of his recent critically-acclaimed Australian tour, Crystal promises a hilarious and intimate evening. (more...)

Providence Performing Arts Center Announces 2017 Annual Gala SPEND THE NIGHT WITH BILLY CRYSTALProvidence Performing Arts Center Announces 2017 Annual Gala SPEND THE NIGHT WITH BILLY CRYSTAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) J.L. "Lynn" Singleton announced today that Tony® and Emmy Award®-winning comedian, actor, producer, writer, and director BILLY CRYSTAL will perform his show "Spend the Night with Billy Crystal" as part of the 2017 PPAC Gala on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:30P. (more...)

Keith Lockhart Talks about TV Special and Holiday PopsKeith Lockhart Talks about TV Special and Holiday Pops
by Joseph F. Panarello - Nov 25, 2016

The Maestro talks about the upcoming Holiday Pops concerts as well as the new Christmas Special for PBS (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Bennett Talks Career, New Memoir & More with Katie CouricVIDEO: Tony Bennett Talks Career, New Memoir & More with Katie Couric
by TV News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sat down with multi-platinum artist Tony Bennett for an in-depth interview from his Manhattan apartment. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS Begin Performances This Friday at the Historic Palace TheatreTHE ILLUSIONISTS Begin Performances This Friday at the Historic Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Performances begin this Friday, November 25 for The Illusionists - Turn Of The Century, as the production returns to Broadway for the third consecutive holiday season with a new show designed to transport audiences back to the golden age of magic. (more...)

Art Directors Guild Awards Names Four Lifetime HonoreesArt Directors Guild Awards Names Four Lifetime Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Scenic Artist Albert Obregon, Emmy-nominated Set Designer Cate Bangs and Senior Illustrator Joseph Musso join Emmy-winning Production Designer Rene Lagler as recipients of the ADG Lifetime Achievement Award, announced today by ADG Council Chairperson Marcia Hinds and awards producer Thomas Wilkins. (more...)

Cami Miller Holiday Cabaret Set for The Winter Park PlayhouseCami Miller Holiday Cabaret Set for The Winter Park Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Popular local vocalist and performer Cami Miller, will premiere her holiday solo cabaret, Merry Christmas With Love... in the Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series December 14 and 15. Playhouse Music Director, Christopher Leavy, will accompany on piano. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GREAT AMERICAN SH*T SHOW at Dark Circles Contemporary DanceBWW Review: THE GREAT AMERICAN SH*T SHOW at Dark Circles Contemporary Dance
by - Nov 20, 2016

Dark Circles Contemporary Dance once again doesn't shy away from commentary and comedy in their new program: The Great American Sh*t Show.  Comprised of four pieces (in order "The Great American Sh*t Show", "For Allen", "Coyotes Tip-Toe", and "Gal Friday"), the evening's performances range from solemn to joyous, as Artistic Director and Choreographer Joshua L. Peugh and Guest Choreographers Jonathan Campbell & Austin Diaz ("For Allen") explore modern life, loss, and deceptively - love. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lynda Carter brings LONG-LEGGED WOMEN to Jazz at Lincoln CenterPhoto Coverage: Lynda Carter brings LONG-LEGGED WOMEN to Jazz at Lincoln Center
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 20, 2016

Lynda Carter brought her show Long-Legged women to The Appel Room last night at Jazz at Lincoln Center and BroadwayWorld was there.   (more...)

Kravis Center to Present Billy Crystal in JanuaryKravis Center to Present Billy Crystal in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Tony and Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, producer, writer and director Billy Crystal announced this week the first set of shows on his upcoming 30+ city US tour Spend the Night with Billy Crystal. (more...)

'Spend the Night' with Billy Crystal at the Van Wezel This Winter'Spend the Night' with Billy Crystal at the Van Wezel This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Tony and Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, producer, writer and director Billy Crystal today announced the first set of shows on his upcoming 30+ city US tour Spend the Night with Billy Crystal, stopping at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8PM. Coming off the heels of his recent critically-acclaimed Australian tour, Crystal promises a hilarious and intimate evening. (more...)

Pele and Muhammad Ali Memorabilia Up for Auction in ICONS & IDOLS: SPORTS 2016Pele and Muhammad Ali Memorabilia Up for Auction in ICONS & IDOLS: SPORTS 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Julien's Auctions, the world-record breaking auction house to the stars, has announced Icons & Idols: Sports 2016, an unprecedented collection of sports memorabilia to be offered at auction on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016. (more...)

Billy Crystal to Play Dr. Phillips Center in FebruaryBilly Crystal to Play Dr. Phillips Center in February
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Crystal promises a hilarious and intimate evening for the Orlando engagement, which will play Dr. Phillip Center's Walt Disney Theater on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Avon Players to Celebrate the Holidays with FOREVER CHRISTMAS Variety ShowAvon Players to Celebrate the Holidays with FOREVER CHRISTMAS Variety Show
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Avon Players celebrates the sounds and sentiment of the holiday season with the newest installment of its very own Christmas variety show, Forever Christmas, running November 25 - December 10. (more...)

getTV Delivers A Sleighful Of Favorite Yuletide Films, Specials, And Series In The 29-Day 'The Most Wonderful Month Of The Year' Primetime Holiday Event, Airing Sun., NgetTV Delivers A Sleighful Of Favorite Yuletide Films, Specials, And Series In The 29-Day 'The Most Wonderful Month Of The Year' Primetime Holiday Event, Airing Sun., N
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

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Jeri Sager to Sing THIS BROAD'S WAY at Nite Spot Nights Next MonthJeri Sager to Sing THIS BROAD'S WAY at Nite Spot Nights Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Milford Arts Council, in association with Pantochino Productions Inc. announce the second show of their Nite Spot Nights series of cabaret entertainment for the coming season: Jeri Sager in 'This Broad's Way' on Today, November 5th, 2015 at 8 pm. (more...)

Zappa Estate Items Set for ICONS & IDOLS: ROCK 'N ROLL Auction in L.A.Zappa Estate Items Set for ICONS & IDOLS: ROCK 'N ROLL Auction in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Julien's Auctions, the world-record breaking auction house to the stars, has slated an upcoming Icons and Idols: Rock n' Roll auction and the Property from the Estate of Frank and Gail Zappa. (more...)

Iconic Star Plaza Theater to Remain OpenIconic Star Plaza Theater to Remain Open
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Charlie Blum, president and CEO of Star Productions, today announced that plans to shutter the Star Plaza Theatre have been reversed; the iconic theater with a decades-long history of presenting concerts, comedians and arts programming, will continue operating as it has in the past. (more...)

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