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BWW Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Alhambra Dinner TheatreBWW Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Alhambra Dinner Theatre
by Heather Vollman - May 31, 2017

An instant classic upon its publication in 1987, Robert Harling's STEEL MAGNOLIAS is a story that will make you laugh until you cry, and the Alhambra Theatre's current production of this timeless piece is no exception. (more...)

Alison Arngrim Set for LEGENDARY DRAG QUEEN BINGO to Support Life Group LAAlison Arngrim Set for LEGENDARY DRAG QUEEN BINGO to Support Life Group LA
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

This Thursday, May 18th, actress/author, Alison Arngrim (Little House on the Prairie, Life Interrupted) will be the Legendary Drag Queen Bingo's celebrity ball caller at the 7pm game located at Hamburger Mary's West Hollywood (8288 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood,CA 90069). (more...)

Dawn Wells Returns to the Alhambra This SpringDawn Wells Returns to the Alhambra This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

When Dawn Wells last appeared at the Alhambra Theatre, ticket started at $7.50, the Alhambra Dinner Theater served a buffet and she was directed by George Ballis.  That was in 1974 and Ms. Wells played the lead in Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park.  On May 24, 2017, Ms. Wells will once again star at the Alhambra, this time in the Tod Booth-directed show, Steel Magnolias in what is now the Alhambra Theatre & Dining, celebrating its 50th anniversary season and is the longest running professional dinner theater in America. (more...)

Legendary Comedian Don Rickles Dies at Age 90; Rip Taylor & More ReactLegendary Comedian Don Rickles Dies at Age 90; Rip Taylor & More React
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Legendary comedian Don Rickles, best known for his abrasive, insulting brand of humor, has passed away at the age of 90. (more...)

Broadway's Booth Family Takes the Stage in COME BLOW YOUR HORN at AlhambraBroadway's Booth Family Takes the Stage in COME BLOW YOUR HORN at Alhambra
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

If there is a 'leading family' of Jacksonville theater, it may very well be the Booth family. Marking their first time ever on stage together, Tod Booth, Lisa Valdini Booth and Jessica Booth will team up for the Alhambra's production of the Neil Simon comedy, Come Blow Your Horn. (more...)

BWW Feature:  Revitalized Alhambra Celebrates 50 YearsBWW Feature: Revitalized Alhambra Celebrates 50 Years
by Michael Lipp - Jan 3, 2017

In the summer of 2009, local businessman Craig Smith took a huge gamble on Jacksonville's failing Alhambra Dinner Theatre, which had decided to close its doors after 42 years of production. The longest-running professional dinner theatre in the country had, for a number of reasons (not the least of which being the poor economy in the late 2000's) seen its subscription base drop from a peak of about 4,500 to 500 and struggle to fill even half the house at discounted prices. (more...)

Broadway's Booth Family to Take the Stage in COME BLOW YOUR HORN at AlhambraBroadway's Booth Family to Take the Stage in COME BLOW YOUR HORN at Alhambra
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

If there is a 'leading family' of Jacksonville theater, it may very well be the Booth family. Marking their first time ever on stage together, Tod Booth, Lisa Valdini Booth and Jessica Booth will team up for the Alhambra's production of the Neil Simon comedy, Come Blow Your Horn. (more...)

Alhambra Launches 50th Anniversary BookAlhambra Launches 50th Anniversary Book
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

"In late July of 1967, there was but one table - on an empty lot on Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida, an unlikely spot 50 years ago for what would become an icon in the Jacksonville cultural landscape and within the national theater scene.  Set for two, that single table was covered by an elegant lace cloth, and adorned with matching napkins, silverware, stylish china plates and coffee cups and tall crystal glasses. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hollywood Museum Rings in the Holidays with Celebrity Christmas Ornaments For CharityPhoto Flash: Hollywood Museum Rings in the Holidays with Celebrity Christmas Ornaments For Charity
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

On Friday, Nov 25th, President and Founder of The Hollywood Museum, Donelle Dadigan, hosted an eclectic and elite list of Hollywood entertainers who gathered to decorate Christmas trees at The Hollywood Museum, on the second floor surrounded by the current 'Child Stars: Then and Now Exhibit. Over 20 ornaments were signed and decorated by personalities, and in some cases entire casts, to be auctioned on ebay at http://m.ebay.com/sch/aminorconsideration0/m.html?isRefine=true&_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=&_mwBanner=1 to raise funds for A Minor Consideration (AMC). (more...)

Photo Flash: Tippi Hedren and More Appear at Star Studded Book Launch for TIPPIPhoto Flash: Tippi Hedren and More Appear at Star Studded Book Launch for TIPPI
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

President and Founder of The Hollywood Museum, Donelle Dadigan, hosted a very special Lobby Exhibit unveiling, featuring items and from the career of Tippi Hedren (including items worn in the film 'The Birds,' Edith Head's dress form designed to Tippi's exact measurements, her Golden Globe and a personal gift presented by Alfred Hitchcock when he and his wife, Alma, informed her that she had been chosen to portray Melanie Daniels in 'The Birds). (more...)

Alhambra to Look Back, Look Forward with 50th Anniversary SeasonAlhambra to Look Back, Look Forward with 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Looking back. Looking Forward. That is the theme for the year-long anniversary celebration at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, the nation's longest running professional dinner theater. In late July of 1967, there was but one table - on an empty lot on Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida, an unlikely spot 50 years ago for what would become an icon in the Jacksonville cultural landscape and within the national theater scene. (more...)

Scoop: THE CHEW 10/31 - 11/4 on ABCScoop: THE CHEW 10/31 - 11/4 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Oct 28, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE CHEW 10/31 - 11/4, airing on ABC (more...)

THE GILLIGAN MANIFESTO to Screen at La Femme International Film Festival 10/22THE GILLIGAN MANIFESTO to Screen at La Femme International Film Festival 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Writer-Director Cevin Soling's highly anticipated documentary, The Gilligan Manifesto, will be the Saturday night presentation at the La Femme International Film Festival on Oct. 22 at 6 pm at Laemmle's Music Hall Theater Venue 2 in Beverly Hills. (more...)

Gilligan's Island's Dawn Well & More on Next OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?Gilligan's Island's Dawn Well & More on Next OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

In this week's all-new episode of the popular series OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW? celebrity updates include 1990s chart-topping R & B divas En Vogue; “Gilligan's Island's” Mary Ann, actress Dawn Wells (more...)

Gilligan's Island's Dawn Well & More on Next OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?Gilligan's Island's Dawn Well & More on Next OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

In this week's all-new episode of the popular series OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW? celebrity updates include 1990s chart-topping R & B divas En Vogue; “Gilligan's Island's” Mary Ann, actress Dawn Wells (more...)

Scoop: OWN September HighlightsScoop: OWN September Highlights
by TV Scoop - Aug 17, 2016

Get all the scoop on OWN September Highlights (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

The Jose Iturbi Foundation is once again, a proud sponsor of the LA Philharmonic, featuring this year's concert at the Hollywood Bowl conducted by Gustavo Dudamel with piano soloist Yuja Wang, in what was a "historic performance," as noted in Mark Sved's LA Times review. (more...)

First Look: Valerie Harper & Liz Torres Star in MY MOM AND THE GIRLFirst Look: Valerie Harper & Liz Torres Star in MY MOM AND THE GIRL
by Movies News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

On Monday, August 1st, 2016, Go Girl Media held the cast and crew screening of MY MOM AND THE GIRL in the famous Charlie Chaplin Theatre at Raleigh Studios. (more...)

ELECTRICITY Returns to Studio City TonightELECTRICITY Returns to Studio City Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

TMD PRODUCTIONS is thrilled to announce a special return engagement of its critically acclaimed premiere production of ELECTRICITY, written by Terry Ray, produced by Michael Darner and directed by Steven Rosenbaum. (more...)

ELECTRICITY to Return to Studio City This SummerELECTRICITY to Return to Studio City This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

TMD PRODUCTIONS is thrilled to announce a special return engagement of its critically acclaimed premiere production of ELECTRICITY, written by Terry Ray, produced by Michael Darner and directed by Steven Rosenbaum. (more...)

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