Charlie Chaplin News

DINOSAUR TRAIN: Classic in the Jurassic Special Debuts on PBS KIDS & DVD in August
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

On Monday, August 18, PBS KIDS premieres “Classic in the Jurassic,” an all-new one hour special from The Jim Henson Company's hit series DINOSAUR TRAIN. (more...)

History of Physical Comedy
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jul 16, 2014

Jim Dale got his big break at an audition after getting a big laugh from a big fall. From that moment on, he would use his physicality for laughs, making him part of a long line of artists unafraid of falling down on the job. (more...)

The New York Philharmonic Adds Changes and Updates to It's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Following is an updated chronological listing incorporating changes to the New York Philharmonic's 2014–15 season since the artists and programs for the season were announced on January 22, 2014. Highlights include: (more...)

Mel Brooks & Carl Reiner to Salute Sid Caesar Tonight; Event to Be Live Streamed
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Two comedic legends, Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner will reunite this evening to pay homage to the late comedian Sid Caesar at the Paley Center in Los Angeles. (more...)

Academy Brings Hollywood Costume To Iconic Wilshire May Company Building
by Movies News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

This fall the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the final showing of the groundbreaking multimedia exhibition Hollywood Costume in the historic Wilshire May Company building (more...)

Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner & Friends Salute Sid Caesar, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

'Sid Caesar was a giant-maybe the best comedian who ever practiced the trade. And I was privileged to be one of his writers and one of his friends.' -Mel Brooks (more...)

CHAPLIN to Run 30 July - 26 August at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Say 'Charlie Chaplin' and the world thinks of his unforgettable character - the little tramp with the big shoes, hat, cane and moustache. But who was the man behind the distinguishable attributes? The story of Charles Chaplin is as great as the stories he gave life to upon the silver screen. He grew up in poor circumstances in the London slums at the turn of the 1900s, with hard work and considerable talent he took the world into the palm of his hands and became one of the most cherished screen stars ever. (more...)

Dacyl Acevedo's WILL WORK FOR Comes to 2014 San Diego Fringe, 7/3-8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Will Work For is a fearless, farcical, huge wake-up call! (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Tribute Charlie Chaplin as Part of 'THE ART OF THE SCORE', 9/16-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will pay tribute to the 125th anniversary of the birth of film legend and auteur Charlie Chaplin, as well as to the 100th birthday of his most famous character, The Little Tramp, in 'Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times: The Tramp at 100,' September 19-20, 2014, conducted by Timothy Brock in his Philharmonic debut. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL is a Rip-Roaring Good Time for Men and Women, Young and Old
by Audrey Liebross - Jun 14, 2014

A musical that celebrates hot flashes? Why not? To paraphrase one of the characters in MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL, she sweats so much,she can create her own pool. MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL, which opened at the Warner Theatre for three performances through Saturday, June 14th, is a 90-minute party and a celebration of song, dance, and life, as well as a rip-roaring laugh-fest for both sexes and young to old adults. (more...)

CUNY TV Presents June Edition of ARTS IN THE CITY, Begins 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The June edition of ARTS IN THE CITY, hosted by Tinabeth Piña from the beautiful Alice Austen House museum on Staten Island, debuts Friday, June 13 (2014) on CUNY TV* at 10am, 3pm and 8:30pm; is repeated Sunday 6/15 at noon; and returns Friday 6/27 at 10am, 3pm and 8:30pm and on Sunday 6/29 at noon on CUNY TV. On and after June 13, the program may be viewed anytime on (more...)

SOUL OF A BLUE BUTTERFLY SET for Cabrini Rep, 6/17-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2014

Coming to Manhattan's Cabrini Rep this June - Soul of a Blue Butterfly; the true story of a young Swedish woman en route to Jerusalem to discover her roots, finds unexpected love. Upon being asked to marry, the Synagogue Rabbi declares the bride not Jewish enough for an Orthodox wedding. As despair ensues, the struggle of a lifetime begins. (more...)

UK's Museum of Comedy Now Open
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

Collected by Martin Witts (Owner of The Leicester Square Theatre) from a lifetime's work in the UK's Comedy Industry, this is one of the most comprehensive collections of Comedy memorabilia ever to be amassed in one place. (more...)

Art Institute to Present New Edward Steichen Exhibit, 6/28-9/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

Throughout his extensive career, famed photographer Edward Steichen (1879–1973) championed photography's multiple roles—from his earliest efforts to promote American photography as an equal among the modern fine arts, to his groundbreaking work for the magazine industry. (more...)

HOLLYWOOD CONFIDENTIAL to Play Barter Stage II, Beg. 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Get ready to laugh until your sides split during Barter Theatre's world premiere comedy, 'Hollywood Confidential.' Penned by the playwriting team of the late V. Cate and her son Duke Ernsberger who also wrote 'Dracula Bites,' 'Elvis Has Left the Building' and 'A Visit from Scarface,' it's the kind of play that will have you rolling in the aisles. 'Hollywood Confidential' begins June 5 at Barter Stage II. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CABARET Boasts Outstanding Performances in an Intimate Setting at the San Pedro Theatre Club
by Shari Barrett - May 30, 2014

The San Pedro Theatre Club presents CABARET, a musical based on a book written by Christopher Isherwood, with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The production is directed by Drew Fitzsimmons and Victoria Miller, who also choreographed, with music directed by Leslie Sharp. The intimate 78-seat theater allows the actors to interact with the audience on several occasions, making it really feel as if we are inside the small German cabaret rather than watching a show about it. (more...)

Parallel Exit to Present MOVE IT!, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Parallel Exit, New York City's award-winning physical theatre company, presents MOVE IT! - a free opportunity for family audiences to see some of New York's most exciting physical and visual theatre artists. Featuring physical comedy and variety acts from Danny Gardner, Joel Jeske, Watson Kawecki, Harold Moeller, Marcus Monroe, and Ryan VanDenBoom, MOVE IT! will be presented at The Drilling Company Theatre for New Plays on Sunday June 8 at 1:00pm. Tickets are free and may be reserved by emailing (more...)

Raue Center for the Arts Presents AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO MARX Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

Tonight, May 17, 2014 join Raue Center For Thee Arts for An Evening with Groucho Marx at 8:00pm. Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast paced 90 minutes of hilarity. (more...)

Raue Center for the Arts to Present AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO MARX, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

On May 17, 2014 join Raue Center For Thee Arts for An Evening with Groucho Marx at 8:00pm. Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast paced 90 minutes of hilarity. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Hollywood Arts Council's 28th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

The Hollywood Arts Council presented their 28th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon in theBlossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, home of the first Academy Awards ceremony, at a Sold Out event on Friday, April 25, 2014. Shauna McClure, Executive Director of the Hollywood Arts Council said: "This was the record breaking year of all time in the Hollywood Arts Council's 36-year history. We raised $110,000 at this year's luncheon. Our Online Auction is still open The auction items include one-of-a-kind items, tickets to shows, art and the like. Bidding will close at 12-Midnight on Wednesday, April 30, 2014." (more...)

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