BWW Review: Welk Resort Presents Sturdy ARSENIC AND OLD LACEby Don Grigware - Aug 22, 2016
Joseph Kesselring's dark comedy farce Arsenic and Old Lace dates back to 1941 and was made into one hilarious film starring Cary Grant and directed by Frank Capra in 1944. Nevertheless, the comedy is timeless, so it still holds up quite deliciously in 2016. One never tires of murder especially when it's played out in a spooky old Brooklyn mansion adjacent to a cemetery...and most of the Brewster family who inhabit it are most definitely certifiable. Elderly Abby Brewster (Robin LaValley) and her sister Martha (Eliane Weidauer) dispose of over the hill lodgers all alone in the world - to bring them peace and eternal happiness. They offer homemade Eldeberry wine laced with arsenic and think they're doing the old codgers a favor. It seems perfectly harmless to them. In fact, they already have 11 bodies buried in the cellar and are about to embark on a funeral service for number 12 who is resting comfortably in the window seat of their living room. It helps when their nephew Teddy (Robin Thompson) - who thinks he's Theodore Roosevelt - carries out their orders and buries the bodies, convinced that he's digging locks of the Panama Canal. When brother Mortimer (Tim Benson) - a drama critic for a local paper - discovers the body by accident, he automatically assumes it's Teddy who has killed the man, never dreaming that his sweet aunts are responsible. (more...)
Princess Grace Foundation-USA Announces 2016 Award Winners In Theater, Dance & Filmby BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016
The Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA) has announced the winners of the 2016 Princess Grace Awards. The Annual Gala will continue the legacy of Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco, who helped emerging artists pursue their artistic goals during Her lifetime. In total, the Foundation is awarding over $1 million to artists in theater, dance, and film. In the presence of Their Serene Highnesses The Prince and The Princess of Monaco, this year's Gala will be held at Cipriani 25 Broadway on October 24, 2016. The evening will be co-chaired by Lisa and Richard Plepler, Sidney and Katia Toledano, and Gillian Murphy and Ethan Stiefel. Major Gala supporters include: Christian Dior Couture, as Presenting Sponsor and Mrs. Lily Safra as Crown Sponsor. (more...)
Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/23-7/24/2016by - Jul 24, 2016
Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 24, 2016 - Sunday, July 24, 2016.
FLYING OVER SUNSET A New Musical by James Lapine, Tom Kitt, and Michael Korie at Vineyard Arts Projectby BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016
According to vineyardartsproject.org, director and playwright James Lapine (Into The Woods), composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal) and lyricist Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) return with their latest musical, FLYING OVER SUNSET, which explores three characters, Claire Booth Luce, Aldous Huxley, Cary Grant, and their respective journeys with fame and LSD in 1950s Los Angeles. (more...)
Legendary Director Martin Scorsese to Be Honored With Friars Club Entertainment Icon Awardby Movies News Desk - Jun 30, 2016
Beloved director, producer, screenwriter, and actor Martin Scorsese will be honored on September 21 by the Friars Club with their highest tribute: The Entertainment Icon Award. Scorsese whose career spans more than 50 years will be one of only a handful of recipients of the award in the Club's 100 year history. (more...)
Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/25-6/26/2016by - Jun 26, 2016
Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, June 26, 2016 - Sunday, June 26, 2016.
STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/26/16- ARSENIC AND OLD LACEby Stage Tube - Jun 26, 2016
Today in 1986, Arsenic and Old Lace opened at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rogers Theatre) where it ran for 221 performances. Arsenic and Old Lace is a play by American playwright Joseph Kesselring, written in 1939. It has become best known through the film adaptation starring Cary Grant and directed by Frank Capra. The play is a farcical black comedy revolving around Mortimer Brewster, a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, NY, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Tony Bennett Receives Friars Club Entertainment Icon Awardby Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 22, 2016
Legendary entertainer Tony Bennett was honored by the Friars Club in celebration of his storied and successful career that has spanned 7 decades on June 20th and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)
by Marianka Swain - Jun 9, 2016
Producer Scott Rudin has announced the staggering complete cast list for the upcoming production of The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business. (more...)
Breaking News: Full Starry Cast Set for THE FRONT PAGE; Holland Taylor and Robert Morse Joinby BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016
So many stars! Producer Scott Rudin has announced the staggering complete cast list for the upcoming production of The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business. (more...)
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016
Nathan's Famous, the original American hot dog that began on Coney Island in Brooklyn, and now sells hot dogs and other products throughout the nation and around the world, is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2016. As part of a series of special events and promotions in Coney Island and across the country, Nathan's will offer hot dogs for just 5 cents, the original 1916 Coney Island price, at the original Nathan's Famous store at the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues on Saturday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (limit two hot dogs per person). (more...)
ARSENIC & OLD LACE Opens Tomorrow at Derby Dinner Playhouseby BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016
Derby Dinner Playhouse kicks off their 2016-2017 season with the popular comedy ARSENIC & OLD LACE, opening May 18 and running through June 26, 2016. For ticket information please call 812-288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com (more...)
Clear Creek Community Theatre's THE PHILADELPHIA STORY to Open 5/20by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016
Tracy Lord, of the Philadelphia Lords, is a headstrong and spoiled daughter of the privileged. (more...)
CELEBRITY SPIES E-book Series is Releasedby BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016
Eye Spy Publishing Ltd, has released the first e-book in a new series featuring true stories about 'real-life' spies. 'Celebrity Spies' covers forty-three professions and industries whose famous members 'spied for the side' and include fascinating trivia and hundreds of images. Book 1, Hollywood Actors, features over 50 celebrities.
Did you know?
Cary Grant was a spy hunter.
Frank Sinatra lent the CIA his jet for rendition flights.
Marilyn Monroe assembled drones during WWII.
Dr. Seuss produced instructional cartoons for the US Army Signal Corps.
Lucky Luciano, head of the mafia crime family, worked with the CIA.
The US Secret Service and hired Harry Houdini to train agents in escapology.
Alfred Hitchcock was an MI6 contact man.
Walt Disney became an undercover spy for the FBI.
Miles Copeland Jr's father worked for the CIA.
The brother of the Dalai Lama worked for the CIA?
'We are excited about the new series and although a departure from the sobering material in Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine, we hope our readers will enjoy it.'
- Mark Birdsall / Managing Editor
In the series:
Actors, Actresses, Adventurers, Archaeologists, Artists, Astronauts, Astronomers, Authors, Businessman, Cartoons, Chefs, Clergy, Cowboys and Indians, Criminals, Dancers, Directors, Engineers, Entertainers, Explorers, Fashion, Groups, Historians, Inventors, Journalists, Movie Producers, Musicians, Mystics, Naturalists, Patriots, Photographers, Physicians, Playwrights, Poets, Politicians, Producers, Royalty, Scholars, Scientists, Sculptors, Singers, Sons and Daughters, Sportsman and 'The Watched'.
Book I - Actors. Features over fifty actors who actively participated in or with the intelligence services. (more...)
BWW Review: SUGAR Is A Real Crowd Pleaserby Barry Lenny - May 9, 2016
Sugar is the musical adapted from the film, Some Like it Hot. (more...)
George Cukor Classics Starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn Lead REEL 13 May Lineupby TV News Desk - May 5, 2016
Director George Cukor's romantic comedies The Philadelphia Story and Holiday, both based on hit Broadway plays by Philip Barry,open the May lineup on Reel 13 (more...)
The Candlelight Theatre to Present ARSENIC AND OLD LACEby BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016
This wildly popular comedic farce written by Joseph Kesselring revoles around two elderly sisters who are famous in their Brooklyn neighborhood for their numerous acts of charity but are as crazy as loons. Mix in a dollop of Teddy Roosevelt, a dash of Albert Einstein, and stir with an assortment of quirky characters and you get a lethal cocktail of murder, mayhem, and laughter. Come see what the N.Y. Times called 'a play so funny you will never forget it.' (more...)
Tony Bennett to Celebrate 90th Birthday at Ravinia This Augustby BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016
Tony Bennett's given name, Benedetto, means 'blessed' in Italian! (more...)
Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller to Star in THE PHILADELPHIA STORY on Broadway?by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016
Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller may co-star in a production of THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, set to hit Broadway this fall or spring 2017. (more...)
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