Charlie Chaplin News

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Presents the Los Angeles Premiere of 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPSWallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Presents the Los Angeles Premiere of 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The brilliant theatricality of Kneehigh, the innovative United Kingdom-based theater company, will be on display at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts once again when 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips has its Los Angeles premiere.  Based on the beloved book by War Horse author Michael Morpurgo, 946 explores everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings in this tender musical tale of love and war. Adapted by Morpurgo and Emma Rice, who also directs, 946 is a Kneehigh production presented in association with Birmingham Repertory and Berkeley Repertory Theatres. Performances begin February 9 with the opening on February 10. (more...)

Groucho Returns to the Walnut With Frank Ferrante in AN EVENING WITH GROUCHOGroucho Returns to the Walnut With Frank Ferrante in AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

For one night only, Frank Ferrante will perform his acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in An Evening With Groucho at Walnut Street Theatre. The performance that Variety called "a Tour de Force" will happen on the Mainstage on Monday, February 27. Ferrante is also performing in Laughter on the 23rd Floor at the Walnut, now through March 5. (more...)

BWW Audio: 'King of Voice-Overs' Joe Sirola Records TV Spot for Off-Broadway's CAGNEYBWW Audio: 'King of Voice-Overs' Joe Sirola Records TV Spot for Off-Broadway's CAGNEY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Joe Sirola, who has been called the 'King of Voice-Overs' - having been heard or seen in over 10,000 commercials throughout his long and fun career - co-starred with the great Jimmy Cagney in his last film (Terrible Joe Moran). Lately, Joe has turned his talents to the New York stage as a producer, and one of his shows is the current off-Broadway hit, CAGNEY. Today, Joe recorded the new radio advertisement for his, and Jimmy's, musical. Below, listen to a clip from Joe's radio spot for CAGNEY! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts reaches a true milestone by announcing the most added presentations it has EVER offered its 39-year history! For the first time, patrons will enjoy 22 unforgettable and can't-miss events in one extraordinary theatre.  LMT's most spectacular, most star-studded, most "special" special events season ever features everything from superstar comedian Bob Newhart to Vicki Lawrence and Mama; from Classic Albums Live!, showcasing the music of David Bowie and Creedence Clearwater Revival to Sing-Alongs with "Grease" and "Willy Wonka;" also, a National Theatre Live screening of "Amadeus;" country's Terri Clark, legendary Judy Collins; our on-stage Cabaret series; and so much more! There is simply no doubt that 2017 brings something for everyone to enjoy at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts! (more...)

Amy Schumer's All-New Original Stand-Up Comedy Speciala Launches on Netflix 3/7Amy Schumer's All-New Original Stand-Up Comedy Speciala Launches on Netflix 3/7
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, is bringing its members an all-new stand-up special from one of the leading forces in entertainment and comedy today, Amy Schumer. (more...)

Jeremy Benton Returning to Off-Broadway's CAGNEY This WeekJeremy Benton Returning to Off-Broadway's CAGNEY This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, welcomes back Broadway's Jeremy Benton (42nd Street, national tour of Irving Berlin's White Christmas) to the company beginning Wednesday, January 11th. (more...)

Understudies from DEAR EVAN HANSEN, BRIGHT STAR and More to Lead the Show at Feinstein's/54 BelowUnderstudies from DEAR EVAN HANSEN, BRIGHT STAR and More to Lead the Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

On January 10th, understudies who never got the opportunity to go on for the roles they cover will get the chance to sing the material for the first time in front of a live audience with Not At This Performance at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

How Debbie Reynolds Saved 'Old Hollywood'How Debbie Reynolds Saved 'Old Hollywood'
by Alan Henry - Dec 28, 2016

Debbie Reynolds is, of course, most fondly remembered as a star of musicals on stage and screen - but Reynolds did much more for Hollywood beyond standing in front of its shining lights. She is responsible for saving many of the items we today consider priceless historical artifacts, including an iconic pair of Dorothy's ruby slippers. (more...)

Mary Bridget Davies, Christine Ebersole, BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY and More Will Warm Up 54 Below This JanuaryMary Bridget Davies, Christine Ebersole, BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY and More Will Warm Up 54 Below This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

This January, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for more details! (more...)

This Hanukkah, Enter CHARLIE'S LAUGHTER FACTORYThis Hanukkah, Enter CHARLIE'S LAUGHTER FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

A new show about the performing arts genius Charlie Chaplin, written and directed by Nitza Saul. What happens when sadness meets laughter? Only a genius like Charlie Chaplin succeeded to sail smoothly between all the emotions and transform them to art. Charlie tells about his parents and three wonderful artists who influenced him as an artist. He mimics each one of them with humor and great love. (more...)

Photo Flash: CAGNEY Company Celebrates 300th Performance off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: CAGNEY Company Celebrates 300th Performance off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, celebrates its 300th performance, today, December 21 at the Westside Theatre, upstairs. Cagney had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances. (more...)

CAGNEY Celebrates 300th Performance at The Westside Theater Today!CAGNEY Celebrates 300th Performance at The Westside Theater Today!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, celebrates its 300th performance, today, December 21 at the Westside Theatre, upstairs. Cagney had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances. (more...)

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater to Debut at North Shore CenterDeeply Rooted Dance Theater to Debut at North Shore Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater (DRDT) continues its 20th anniversary season with its debut at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, presenting 'Deeply Rooted Dance Theater: Aspects of Love,' a one-night-only performance February 4, 2017 celebrating Valentine's Day. (more...)

CAGNEY to Mark 300th Performance Off-Broadway This WeekCAGNEY to Mark 300th Performance Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes,will celebrate its 300th performance on Wednesday afternoon, December 21 at the Westside Theatre, upstairs. Cagney had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances. (more...)


by Movies News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

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Photo Flash: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Rob McClure Performs to Benefit Bergen County PlayersPhoto Flash: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Rob McClure Performs to Benefit Bergen County Players
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

What an awesome night at the Bergen County Players in Oradell, NJ last night -- An Evening with Rob McClure, with musical direction by James Sampliner and special guests Rick Lyon and Robin Wiener Peck, brought the sold out audience to its feet. Scroll down for a photo! (more...)

FRIGID NEW YORK @ HORSE TRADE Announces January Lineup for Kraine Theater and UNDER St. MarksFRIGID NEW YORK @ HORSE TRADE Announces January Lineup for Kraine Theater and UNDER St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

FRIGID NEW YORK @ HORSE TRADE has announced  the January lineup for its venues the Kraine Theater and UNDER St. Marks. See the full schedule below: (more...)

BWW Interview- Charlie Frye (aka 'The Eccentric') Talks Broadway's THE ILLUSIONISTSBWW Interview- Charlie Frye (aka 'The Eccentric') Talks Broadway's THE ILLUSIONISTS
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 6, 2016

Today, THE ILLUSIONISTS' Charlie Frye speaks exclusively with BWW and explains why he takes his art seriously, but never takes himself seriously! (more...)

Celebrate the Life of Death by Audio with GOODNIGHT BROOKLYNCelebrate the Life of Death by Audio with GOODNIGHT BROOKLYN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

This week at the Alamo Drafthouse, Brooklyn takes center stage with the release of Matthew Conboy's documentary GOODNIGHT BROOKLYN: THE STORY OF DEATH BY AUDIO, following the last weeks of legendary Brooklyn venue Death by Audio. Founded by Oliver Ackermann, Edan Wilber, and director Matthew Conboy in 2005, Death by Audio served as an incubator for underground music, art, and a non-traditional living environment until Vice Media took over the space in 2014. To celebrate the film's release, Matthew Conboy will appear in person for Q&As on 12/2 and 12/3. Following the screening on 12/2, join Conboy and the Alamo in celebrating the life of Death by Audio with an afterparty in the House of Wax featuring a live performance by Drawing Boards. (more...)

Photo Flash: Michael Feinstein, Neil Sedaka, Bill Nye, and Robert Picardo Visit CAGNEYPhoto Flash: Michael Feinstein, Neil Sedaka, Bill Nye, and Robert Picardo Visit CAGNEY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Cagney, the hit musical about James Cagney, currently plays at The Westside Theater, Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street, between 9th & 10th Aves). During Thanksgiving weekend, Michael Feinstein, Neil Sedaka, Bill Nye, and Robert Picardo visited the show. Check out photos below! (more...)

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