Desi Arnaz News

Date of Birth: March 02, 1917
Date of Death: December 02, 1986 (69)
Birth Place: Santiago, CUBA
Gender: Male
CBS to Present All-New I LOVE LUCY Superstar Special, 5/22CBS to Present All-New I LOVE LUCY Superstar Special, 5/22
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

NEW I LOVE LUCY SUPERSTAR SPECIAL, a new one-hour special featuring two colorized back-to-back classic episodes of the 1950s series, to be broadcast Sunday, May 22 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Trevor Noah, Lewis Black, And Brian Regan Headline 2016 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival In Jamestown, NYTrevor Noah, Lewis Black, And Brian Regan Headline 2016 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival In Jamestown, NY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

JAMESTOWN, N.Y., April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ National Comedy Center, Inc., the first cultural institution dedicated entirely to the celebration of comedy,announces the lineup for the 2016 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, August 47, in Jamestown, NY. Headlining this year's festival is Comedy Central's 'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah, the king of the rant Lewis Black, and one of this country's premier comedians, Brian Regan. Festival highlights also include a moderated discussion with the Farrelly Brothers and Kliph Nesteroff, the critically-acclaimed Story Pirates kids-comedy troupe, and Comedy Late Night. (more...)

Sandra Dickinson to Return as Lucille Ball in I LOVED LUCY at Jermyn Street This AprilSandra Dickinson to Return as Lucille Ball in I LOVED LUCY at Jermyn Street This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

After a phenomenally successful London premiere last month, Lee Tannen's incredibly personal play, I LOVED LUCY, a bitter-sweet memoir that reveals the real life Lucille Ball and what it was like being her friend to the end, is to return to Jermyn Street Theatre for a further 3-week season. (more...)

I LOVED LUCY Begins Jermyn Street Theatre Run in FebruaryI LOVED LUCY Begins Jermyn Street Theatre Run in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Based on his best selling memoir, Lee Tannen's funny, bitter-sweet play, which gets its UK premiere in a four-week season at Jermyn Street Theatre from Tuesday 2 - Saturday 27 February, reveals the real-life Lucy and what is was like being her friend to the end. Most people who wrote about Lucy never even met her. They relied on others to fill in the blanks. Lee relied solely on Lucy. And he paints a rich personal portrait that can only add to our love of a legend. (more...)

Sandra Dickinson to Lead UK Premiere of I LOVED LUCYSandra Dickinson to Lead UK Premiere of I LOVED LUCY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

I Loved Lucy is a personal portrait of an iconic comedic entertainer whose public face is all too well known. But what was Lucille Ball really like and how did she choose to live her life…at the end of her life?  Out of the spotlight. (more...)

Stage and Screen Star Lucie Arnaz Set for Arizona Musicfest 25th Anniversary CelebrationStage and Screen Star Lucie Arnaz Set for Arizona Musicfest 25th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Star of TV, Broadway and film, and the daughter of Hollywood legends Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Lucie Arnaz joins Arizona Musicfest for a celebration of its 25th Anniversary. Ms. Arnaz and her trio will perform a high-energy tribute to her parents and her Latin music roots. (more...)

Scoop: I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL on CBS - Wednesday, December 23, 2015Scoop: I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL on CBS - Wednesday, December 23, 2015
by TV Scoop - Dec 10, 2015

Get all the scoop on I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, airing on CBS on Wednesday, December 23, 2015! (more...)

Library Acquires the Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams CollectionLibrary Acquires the Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams Collection
by TV News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

The Library of Congress has taken another step in its effort to preserve American television and video by acquiring a collection of kinescopes, videotapes, 16 mm and Super 8 home movies of legendary comedian Ernie Kovacs (more...)

Chevy Chase Visits Gilbert Gottfried's AMAZING COLOSSAL PODCAST on Sideshow NetworkChevy Chase Visits Gilbert Gottfried's AMAZING COLOSSAL PODCAST on Sideshow Network
by TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Gilbert Gottfried sits down for a memorable (and rare) interview with comedian, actor, writer and original “Saturday Night Live” cast member Chevy Chase (more...)

DanceOn Launches New Series CHACHI'S WORLD, Starring Digital Star Chachi GonzalesDanceOn Launches New Series CHACHI'S WORLD, Starring Digital Star Chachi Gonzales
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

DanceOn, Inc. – the dominant digital network for dance and music entertainment – launched 'Chachi's World', a new docu-series centered on the life of influencer and winner of MTV's 'America's Best Dance Crew,' Chachi Gonzales. (more...)

FLASHBACK FRIDAY:  Before ON YOUR FEET, Desi Arnaz Was Broadway's First Cuban-American StarFLASHBACK FRIDAY: Before ON YOUR FEET, Desi Arnaz Was Broadway's First Cuban-American Star
by Michael Dale - Nov 6, 2015

The groundbreaking television star and producer got his big break in Rodgers and Hart's TOO MANY GIRLS. (more...)

CBS to Broadcast I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, 12/23CBS to Broadcast I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, 12/23
by TV News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Ring in the holidays with the I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, a new one-hour special featuring two back-to-back colorized classic episodes of the series, to be broadcast Wednesday, Dec. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Liza Minnelli, Kristin Chenoweth, and More to Play the Smith CenterLiza Minnelli, Kristin Chenoweth, and More to Play the Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts welcomes world-renowned performers, family programming and returning favorites as part of the 2016 winter/spring season. (more...)

ON THE WATERFRONT and THE GODFATHER Set for THE ART OF THE SCORE with the NY Phil, 9/18-21ON THE WATERFRONT and THE GODFATHER Set for THE ART OF THE SCORE with the NY Phil, 9/18-21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

The New York Philharmonic will present the third season of THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic September 18-21, 2015, featuring two complete Academy Award-winning films screened with live performances of their acclaimed scores: On the Waterfront and The Godfather. (more...)

Cate Blanchett to Portray Lucille Ball in Biopic from Aaron SorkinCate Blanchett to Portray Lucille Ball in Biopic from Aaron Sorkin
by Jessica Khan - Sep 2, 2015

Honey, she's home! TheWrap writes Cate Blanchett will star as Lucille Ball in playwright and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's upcoming biopic on the I LOVE LUCY star. (more...)

J-Lo, Gloria Estefan & More Featured in HBO Documentary THE LATIN EXPLOSION: A NEW AMERICA, 11/16J-Lo, Gloria Estefan & More Featured in HBO Documentary THE LATIN EXPLOSION: A NEW AMERICA, 11/16
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

With more than 50 million Latinos now living in the United States, Latinos are taking their seat at the table as the new American power brokers in the world of entertainment, business, politics and the arts. (more...)

BWW Interview: John Medeiros of ZERO HOUR at Elite Theatre CompanyBWW Interview: John Medeiros of ZERO HOUR at Elite Theatre Company
by Cary Ginell - Aug 20, 2015

Beginning this Saturday, the Elite Theatre Company's South Stage will be presenting Zero Hour, a one-man play about legendary actor Zero Mostel. The project is near and dear to the heart of actor John Medeiros, who has tried to get it produced for almost 5 years. Medeiros has performed in two roles made famous by Mostel, Pseudolus (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum) and Tevye (Fiddler on the Roof). He won the Four Star Alliance Award in 2013 for Outstanding Lead Actor for his portrayal of Tevye. (more...)

ON THE WATERFRONT and THE GODFATHER Set for THE ART OF THE SCORE with the NY Phil, 9/18-21ON THE WATERFRONT and THE GODFATHER Set for THE ART OF THE SCORE with the NY Phil, 9/18-21
by Movies News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

The New York Philharmonic will present the third season of THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic September 18-21, 2015, featuring two complete Academy Award-winning films screened with live performances of their acclaimed scores: On the Waterfront and The Godfather. (more...)

Chuck Wagner's LIVING THE DREAM Heads to 54 Below TonightChuck Wagner's LIVING THE DREAM Heads to 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Chuck Wagner in 'LIVING THE DREAM' tonight, August 4 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Chuck Wagner's LIVING THE DREAM Heads to 54 Below Next MonthChuck Wagner's LIVING THE DREAM Heads to 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Chuck Wagner in 'LIVING THE DREAM' on Tuesday, August 4 at 7:00pm. (more...)

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