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Date of Birth: March 20, 1922 (93)
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Photo Flash: First Look at Michele Lee as 'Madame Morrible' in WICKED!Photo Flash: First Look at Michele Lee as 'Madame Morrible' in WICKED!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Wicked recently welcomed two-time Tony and Emmy Award nominee MICHELE LEE in the role of Madame Morrible. A veteran of the stage and screen, she is perhaps best known for her fourteen seasons as Karen Mackenzie on the landmark CBS television drama, 'Knots Landing.' Check out a photo of Lee in action below! (more...)

New Exhibition Series from Broadcast Media Collection Launches in September at Jewish MuseumNew Exhibition Series from Broadcast Media Collection Launches in September at Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

With a new, ongoing exhibition series called The Television Project, the Jewish Museum will introduce visitors to a dynamic part of its collection: the National Jewish Archive of Broadcasting (NJAB), the largest and most comprehensive body of broadcast materials on 20th century Jewish culture in the United States. The inaugural exhibition, The Television Project: Picturing a People, on view at the Jewish Museum from September 25, 2015 through February 14, 2016, will feature artistically significant program excerpts celebrating the brilliance of writing, directing, performance, and production in American television, as well as related works of art, artifacts, and ephemera. Picturing a People will include clips from the following programs: The Ed Sullivan Show, Northern Exposure, The Twilight Zone, The Goldbergs, The Simpsons, My Name is Barbra, and Eichmann Trial Coverage (ABC News). (more...)

Amy Poehler Curates Rooftop Film Series at The McKittrick HotelAmy Poehler Curates Rooftop Film Series at The McKittrick Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

The McKittrick Hotel (542 West 27th Street), home of the immersive theater spectacle Sleep No More, announces a summertime rooftop film series curated by film and television icon/comedienne Amy Poehler beginning on July 14, 2015 and continuing throughout the summer and early fall atop The McKittrick, the one-stop nightlife destination in Chelsea.  (more...)

 Legendary Hollywood Producer Jerry Weintraub Dies Legendary Hollywood Producer Jerry Weintraub Dies
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

According to Deadline, legendary Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub died of a heart attack earlier today. He was 77 years. (more...)

'RICHARD HERD'S JOURNEY' Opens in July at MRG Fine Art Gallery'RICHARD HERD'S JOURNEY' Opens in July at MRG Fine Art Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

There is a long list of Hollywood personalities, such as Frank Sinatra, Carol Channing, Tommy Tune, Carol Burnett, Tony Curtis, Phyllis Diller, Dwayne Hickman, Tony Bennett, etc., that have found their artistic talents extended to the canvas. One of the industry's most celebrated is actor, Richard Herd. Perhaps best known for his film roles in 'The China Syndrome,' 'All The Presidents Men,' or on television in 'T.J. Hooker,' 'Seinfeld,' 'Star Trek: Voyager,' and most recenly, 'Betty White's Off Their Rockers,' Mr. Herd now shares is love of art in RICHARD HERD's JOURNEY: A Retrospective of his Paintings (more...)

VIDEO: AMERICAN MASTERS Shares Recent June Interview with Dick Van PattenVIDEO: AMERICAN MASTERS Shares Recent June Interview with Dick Van Patten
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The American Masters series website has shared an In Memoriam tribute to actor Dick Van Patten, who passed away yesterday at age 86. (more...)

VIDEO: PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS Unveils Never-Before-Seen Outtake with Dick Van PattenVIDEO: PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS Unveils Never-Before-Seen Outtake with Dick Van Patten
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS has released an 'In Memoriam' video in honor of actor Dick Van Patten, who died today, June 23, at the age of 86. Click below to watch the moving tribute! (more...)

Two-Time Tony Nominee to Join WICKED on Broadway as 'Madame Morrible'Two-Time Tony Nominee to Join WICKED on Broadway as 'Madame Morrible'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Beginning performances Sunday, July 5th, Wicked will welcome two-time Tony and Emmy Award nominee MICHELE LEE in the role of Madame Morrible. A veteran of the stage and screen, she is perhaps best known for her fourteen seasons as Karen Mackenzie on the landmark CBS television drama, 'Knots Landing.' (more...)

Former Rockette Jennifer Jiles' MOTHER OF THE WEEK Receives Audience Award Nomination at The Hoboken International Film FestivalFormer Rockette Jennifer Jiles' MOTHER OF THE WEEK Receives Audience Award Nomination at The Hoboken International Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

Jennifer Jiles, (NYC Rockettes) (Kicking & Screaming), is proud to announce her new film, 'Mother of the Week', was nominated for the 'Audience Award' in the 2015 Hoboken International Film Festival at last week's gala, hosted by Gilbert Gottfried, with special Guest, Mike Starr, accepting his Lifetime Achievement Award. (more...)

AMERICAN MASTERS Documentary on TV Legend Norman Lear Coming to PBSAMERICAN MASTERS Documentary on TV Legend Norman Lear Coming to PBS
by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Today, Loki Films and THIRTEEN's American Masters series announced they are co-producing a new documentary about television legend Norman Lear (born July 27, 1922). (more...)

Eddie Murphy to Receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, 10/18Eddie Murphy to Receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present the 18th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Eddie Murphy on October 18, 2015 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. The Prize, which is named to honor one of the world's greatest humorists, will be given at a gala performance featuring some of the biggest names in comedy, and will be taped for broadcast nationwide. Event tickets will go on sale through the Kennedy Center's Special Events Office on Monday, May 11. (more...)

Eddie Murphy to Receive 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American HumorEddie Murphy to Receive 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

On Sunday, October 18, 2015, an outstanding lineup of entertainers will gather in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall to salute Eddie Murphy, recipient of the 18th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. (more...)

Photo Flash: Carol Lawrence, Dick Van Dyke and More at PDS' 2015 Gypsy Awards LuncheonPhoto Flash: Carol Lawrence, Dick Van Dyke and More at PDS' 2015 Gypsy Awards Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The Professional Dancers Society's (PDS) Gypsy Awards Luncheon honoring actress/singer/dancer Carol Lawrence, along with famed choreographers Alan Johnson, Miriam Nelson and Walter Painter, was held on March 29, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cast Of THE PRODUCERS And More With Mel Brooks After His Solo Show!Photo Coverage: Cast Of THE PRODUCERS And More With Mel Brooks After His Solo Show!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 23, 2015

MEL BROOKS LIVE IN LONDON, a Brooksfilms Limited and Corniche Pictures event, was a special one-night only event on Sunday March 22nd, 2015 at 7:30pm at The Prince of Wales Theatre in London. American comedy legend Mel Brooks takes the stage for his first-ever solo show in the UK, sure to be chock-full of childhood memories, Hollywood history, unforgettable live music and uproarious laughter. "I am thrilled to bring this introspective retrospective of my life and career to the West End stage," said Mel Brooks. "It will be an evening the audience will never forget-whether they want to or not!" Tickets available from Tuesday March 3 via www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk or 0844 482 5115. Mel Brooks is in an elite group as one of the few entertainers to earn all four major American entertainment prizes - the Tony, Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar. His career began in television writing for Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows and together with Buck Henry creating the long running TV series Get Smart. He then teamed up with Carl Reiner to write and perform the Grammy-winning 2000 Year Old Man comedy albums & books. Brooks won his first Oscar in 1964 for writing and narrating the animated short The Critic and his second for the screenplay of his first feature film, The Producers in 1968. Many hit comedy films followed including The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, History of the World Part I, To Be or Not to Be, Spaceballs, Life Stinks, Robin Hood: Men in Tights and Dracula: Dead and Loving It. His film production company, Brooksfilms Limited also produced critically acclaimed films such as The Elephant Man, The Fly, Frances, My Favorite Year and 84 Charring Cross Road. For three successive seasons, 1997-1999 Mel Brooks won Emmy Awards for his role as "Uncle Phil" on the hit sitcom Mad About You. Brooks received three 2001 Tony Awards and two Grammy Awards for The Producers: the New Mel Brooks Musical, which ran on Broadway from 2001 to 2006. Overall the show received 12 Tony awards and The Producers still holds the record for the most Tony awards ever won by a Broadway musical. He followed that success with The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, which ran on Broadway from 2007 to 2009 and both musicals continue to be performed and enjoyed by audiences all over the world. In 2009 President Barack Obama presented Mel Brooks with The Kennedy Center Honors, recognizing a lifetime of extraordinary contributions to American culture. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cast Of THE PRODUCERS And More With Mel Brooks After His Solo Show!Photo Coverage: Cast Of THE PRODUCERS And More With Mel Brooks After His Solo Show!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 23, 2015

MEL BROOKS LIVE IN LONDON, a Brooksfilms Limited and Corniche Pictures event, was a special one-night only event on Sunday March 22nd, 2015 at 7:30pm at The Prince of Wales Theatre in London. American comedy legend Mel Brooks takes the stage for his first-ever solo show in the UK, sure to be chock-full of childhood memories, Hollywood history, unforgettable live music and uproarious laughter. “I am thrilled to bring this introspective retrospective of my life and career to the West End stage,” said Mel Brooks. “It will be an evening the audience will never forget—whether they want to or not!” Tickets available from Tuesday March 3 via www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk or 0844 482 5115. Mel Brooks is in an elite group as one of the few entertainers to earn all four major American entertainment prizes – the Tony, Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar. His career began in television writing for Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows and together with Buck Henry creating the long running TV series Get Smart. He then teamed up with Carl Reiner to write and perform the Grammy-winning 2000 Year Old Man comedy albums & books. Brooks won his first Oscar in 1964 for writing and narrating the animated short The Critic and his second for the screenplay of his first feature film, The Producers in 1968. Many hit comedy films followed including The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, History of the World Part I, To Be or Not to Be, Spaceballs, Life Stinks, Robin Hood: Men in Tights and Dracula: Dead and Loving It. His film production company, Brooksfilms Limited also produced critically acclaimed films such as The Elephant Man, The Fly, Frances, My Favorite Year and 84 Charring Cross Road. For three successive seasons, 1997-1999 Mel Brooks won Emmy Awards for his role as “Uncle Phil” on the hit sitcom Mad About You. Brooks received three 2001 Tony Awards and two Grammy Awards for The Producers: the New Mel Brooks Musical, which ran on Broadway from 2001 to 2006. Overall the show received 12 Tony awards and The Producers still holds the record for the most Tony awards ever won by a Broadway musical. He followed that success with The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, which ran on Broadway from 2007 to 2009 and both musicals continue to be performed and enjoyed by audiences all over the world. In 2009 President Barack Obama presented Mel Brooks with The Kennedy Center Honors, recognizing a lifetime of extraordinary contributions to American culture. (more...)

CBS SUNDAY MORNING Remains No. 1 Sunday Morning News ProgramCBS SUNDAY MORNING Remains No. 1 Sunday Morning News Program
by TV News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD posted season-to-date gains in viewers and remains the #1 Sunday morning news program with viewers and adults 25-54, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for March 8, 2015. (more...)

Scoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 3/12 - 3/18 on NBCScoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 3/12 - 3/18 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Mar 12, 2015

Get all the scoop on TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 3/12 - 3/18, airing on NBC (more...)

Scoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 3/10 - 3/16 on NBCScoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 3/10 - 3/16 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Mar 10, 2015

Get all the scoop on TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 3/10 - 3/16, airing on NBC (more...)

New Repertory Theatre to Stage STRONGER THAN THE WIND, 3/22-4/5New Repertory Theatre to Stage STRONGER THAN THE WIND, 3/22-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

New Repertory Theatre announces STRONGER THAN THE WIND written and performed by Alice Manning, March 22-April 5, 2015 in the Black Box Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be Monday, March 23 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Scoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 3/6 - 3/13 on NBCScoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 3/6 - 3/13 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Mar 6, 2015

Get all the scoop on TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 3/6 - 3/13, airing on NBC (more...)

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