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Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre to Host A MAGICAL EVENING OF LUMINARIES, 11/2Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre to Host A MAGICAL EVENING OF LUMINARIES, 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre has announced their first fundraiser event for the 2014-15 season - A Magical Evening of Luminaries. This star-studded event will be held on Sunday, Nov 2nd at 7 PM. and will feature Luminaries from Broadway, Film and Television. (more...)

THREEPENNY OPERA Producer Stanley Chase Dies at 87THREEPENNY OPERA Producer Stanley Chase Dies at 87
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Variety writes that Stanley Chase, who worked as a producer for theatre, television and film, passed away on October 7, 2014. He was 87. (more...)

SING HAPPY Benefit Concert with Deborah Silver Set for 54 Below, 10/25SING HAPPY Benefit Concert with Deborah Silver Set for 54 Below, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Dick Robinson and LegendsRadio.com will present vocalist Deborah Silver in 'Sing Happy,' a benefit concert for The Society for the Preservation of The Great American Songbook on Saturday, October 25th at 8pm at 54 Below (254 West 54th Street - between Broadway & 8th Avenue). (more...)

Joan Rivers Joke Collection Heading to the Smithsonian Museum?Joan Rivers Joke Collection Heading to the Smithsonian Museum?
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

The priceless relics from Rivers' estate may find their way to Washington DC's Smithsonian National Museum of American History. (more...)

TV Host and Comic Skip E. Lowe Dies at 85TV Host and Comic Skip E. Lowe Dies at 85
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Skip E. Lowe, the comic, raconteur and perennial TV host whose weekly public access cable program has been airing in Los Angeles, New York and other major markets for more than 35 years--the longest in television history--and is generally credited as the inspiration for the Martin Short character “Jiminy Glick,” died in his home at Kingsley Manor Apartments in Hollywood on Monday, Sept. 22. He was 85 and had been suffering from emphysema and other respiratory ailments, though he never smoked, but blamed years of working as a comic in smoke-infested nightclubs. Lowe had conducted more than 6,000 interviews, often two a week, with guests that included Orson Welles and Bette Davis. (more...)

William Inge Center for the Arts Welcomes Karen Carpenter as New Interim Artistic DirectorWilliam Inge Center for the Arts Welcomes Karen Carpenter as New Interim Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Karen Carpenter, a producer, director and teacher, a theater-maker for more than 30 years, has been appointed the interim Artistic Director of the William Inge Center for the Arts and the 34th Annual William Inge Theatre Festival. The Inge Festival is the Official Theater Festival of the State of Kansas, hosted on the campus of Independence Community College, which houses the William Inge archives. (more...)

Andrea McArdle to Headline MTC's Opening Gala Fundraiser, 9/27Andrea McArdle to Headline MTC's Opening Gala Fundraiser, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Music Theatre of Connecticut (MTC) will be celebrating the grand opening of The New MTC with a gala fundraiser on Saturday, September 27 at 7pm. The gala will take place at The New MTC, located at 509 Westport Avenue in Norwalk (behind Jones New York and Nine West Outlet). All proceeds will benefit MTC and its programming. Tickets are $125 and available in an extremely limited quantity. For reservations, call 203.454.3883 or visit www.musictheatreofct.com (more...)

Golf Channel to Air Encore Presentation of ARNIE, 9/10Golf Channel to Air Encore Presentation of ARNIE, 9/10
by TV News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Celebrating Arnold Palmer's 85th birthday, Golf Channel on Wednesday will air an encore presentation of the critically acclaimed Arnie which chronicles the life and legacy of Palmer and became the most-watched original production in Golf Channel history. The three-part television event will air in consecutive hours beginning at 3 p.m. ET and in primetime at 8 p.m. ET. (more...)

The Passing Zone Coming to Houston, 9/26The Passing Zone Coming to Houston, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

The Passing Zone Saves the World, featuring the comedy juggling team of Jon Wee and Owen Morse, is coming to Houston for one night only, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater, presented by Society for the Preforming Arts. (more...)

PASSING ZONE SAVES THE WORLD, Family Juggling Show at Cullen Theater 9/24PASSING ZONE SAVES THE WORLD, Family Juggling Show at Cullen Theater 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

The Passing Zone Saves the World, featuring the comedy juggling team of Jon Wee and Owen Morse, is coming to Houston for one night only, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater, presented by Society for the Preforming Arts. (more...)

The Long Beach Playhouse Transforms Into 1943 Stage Door Canteen on September 13The Long Beach Playhouse Transforms Into 1943 Stage Door Canteen on September 13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Join the Long Beach Playhouse on September 13 as they step back in time to 1943 when this was a Navy town and Stage Door Canteens were the place to be! (more...)

New Film About Broadway Vet Phyllis Diller in the WorksNew Film About Broadway Vet Phyllis Diller in the Works
by Movies News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

A new film about comedian and Broadway veteran Phyllis Diller is in the works from producers Shaun Redick and Ray Mansfield. (more...)

Ramsey Lewis, Neil Berg's 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY, Lydia Johnson Dance and More Set for SOPAC's 2014-15 LineupRamsey Lewis, Neil Berg's 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY, Lydia Johnson Dance and More Set for SOPAC's 2014-15 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) has announced its 2014-15 performance schedule through February 2015. (more...)

From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Bing Crosby: The Silver Screen CollectionFrom Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Bing Crosby: The Silver Screen Collection
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Bing Crosby: The Silver Screen Collection presentsthe legendary performer in 24 of his most memorable films available November 11, 2014 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. (more...)

From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Bing Crosby: The Silver Screen CollectionFrom Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Bing Crosby: The Silver Screen Collection
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Bing Crosby: The Silver Screen Collection presentsthe legendary performer in 24 of his most memorable films available November 11, 2014 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. (more...)

Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch to Launch Extended Residency at The Carlyle this FallJim Caruso & Billy Stritch to Launch Extended Residency at The Carlyle this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, will welcome Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch back to Bemelmans Bar for an extended Sunday night residency. The upcoming performances will build upon their recent run of shows in the intimate, storied New York City lounge, favorites not only of music fans and critics, but also of fellow artists. Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch shows are a place where some of the city's foremost entertainers go to commune with their own-and sometimes sit-in for a song or two-on their nights off. The pair will be at Bemelmans with their evening of swinging standards Sunday nights, September 7-28; November 2-December 28. (more...)

RICHOF to Honor Frank O'Donnell with a Comedy Roast at The VETS, 10/4RICHOF to Honor Frank O'Donnell with a Comedy Roast at The VETS, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The Rhode Island Comedy Hall of Fame will honor Rhode Island comedian, writer, and actor Frank O'Donnell with a sizzling comedy roast on Saturday, October 4th, at 8pm. The roast will take place in The VETS new City Ballroom in Providence. A limited number of tickets are available. Proceeds will benefit the Keri Anne O'Donnell Memorial Fund. Tickets are $35, and can be purchased online at www.TheVETSRI.com, by calling (401) 421.ARTS (2787) or in person at the PPAC/TheVETS box office located at 220 Weybosset Street in Providence. Box office hours are M-F 10am-5pm; Sat 10am-2pm. The VETS is located at One Avenue of The Arts, Providence. The VETS on-site box office is only open on show days. (more...)

Margo Feiden Galleries Honors Robin Williams With Rare Recording of His ImpersonationsMargo Feiden Galleries Honors Robin Williams With Rare Recording of His Impersonations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Following the tragic passing of actor and comedy legend Robin Williams on Monday, August 11, New York City gallerist The Margo Feiden Galleries Ltd. has found a unique way to honor the Mork & Mindy and Good Will Hunting actor: Through a rare audio recording featuring a string of the late comedian's trademark impersonations. (more...)

American Legion National Commander: 'Military lost a friend in Robin WilliamsAmerican Legion National Commander: 'Military lost a friend in Robin Williams
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger issued the following statement in reaction to Monday's passing of comedian Robin Williams: 'The U.S. military and veterans who served in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan, lost a true friend and supporter Monday.Like the great Bob Hope, Robin Williams used his special brand of comedy to entertain troops stationed in 13 countries, while traveling on multiple USO tours.By all accounts, he was warm, engaging and accessible to every servicemember who met him. The American Legion does not wish to dwell on how he died, but we want to encourage anyone who is depressed, to seek help immediately. Last year, the United States lost one member of its military every 18 hours to suicide. Veterans and their family members who feel that they may harm themselves should call the Veterans Crisis Hotline, 1-800-273-8255, press 1. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Mr. Williams' family and friends.' (more...)

El Portal Theatre to Welcome Arthur Duncan, 9/12-14El Portal Theatre to Welcome Arthur Duncan, 9/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

El Portal Theatre presents "ONE MORE TIME!" An intimate evening of song, dance and memories with living legend Arthur Duncan, and Musical Direction by Lenny LaCroix with the Lenny LaCroix Trio at El Portal's Monroe Forum Theatre, in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. This special 5 show only engagement will be presented September 12, 13, & 14. (more...)

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