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Date of Birth: November 19, 1936 (79)
Birth Place: Gibbon, NE, USA
Gender: Male
THIRTEEN's American Masters to Air U.S. Broadcast Premiere of Janis Joplin Documentary, 5/3THIRTEEN's American Masters to Air U.S. Broadcast Premiere of Janis Joplin Documentary, 5/3
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

American Masters Janis: Little Girl Blue premieres nationwide Tuesday, May 3 at 8:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings) as part of the 30 th anniversary season of THIRTEEN's American Masters series. (more...)

Fred Willard to Receive the Johnny Carson Comedy Legend Award at Norfolk FestivalFred Willard to Receive the Johnny Carson Comedy Legend Award at Norfolk Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Fred Willard — one of this generation's most gifted comic actors and a favorite of Johnny Carson while serving as host of “The Tonight Show” — will be the recipient of the Johnny Carson Comedy Legend award at this summer's Great American Comedy Festival in Norfolk, Neb. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz & More Set for New Season of AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC on ThirteenStephen Schwartz & More Set for New Season of AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC on Thirteen
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The award-winning composer and special guests perform selections from his catalog of stage and screen favorites like 'Magic to Do' from Pippin; 'When You Believe' from the DreamWorks' animated feature, The Prince of Egypt; 'Day By Day' from Godspell and several selections from the Broadway hit Wicked, including 'Defying Gravity.' (more...)

Trump vs Cruz & More Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEENTrump vs Cruz & More Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWComedyWorld.com for 3/20/2016 - 3/27/2016Hottest Articles on BWWComedyWorld.com for 3/20/2016 - 3/27/2016
by BWW - Mar 27, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWComedyWorld.com from 3/20/2016 - 3/27/2016. (more...)

Abingdon Theatre Company Associate Artistic Director Steps DownAbingdon Theatre Company Associate Artistic Director Steps Down
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company, located in Manhattan's Garment District, announces that Associate Artistic Director Kim T. Sharp is departing after a 16-year association with the company. Sharp will pursue theatre projects he has nurtured and explore further literary and management opportunities. (more...)

JOAN RIVERS: EXIT LAUGHING Documentary to Premiere on Thirteen 4/1JOAN RIVERS: EXIT LAUGHING Documentary to Premiere on Thirteen 4/1
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

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'Joan Rivers: Exit Laughing' to Air on THIRTEEN on April Fool's Day; Featuring Lily Tomlin, Kathy Griffin and More!'Joan Rivers: Exit Laughing' to Air on THIRTEEN on April Fool's Day; Featuring Lily Tomlin, Kathy Griffin and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Joan Rivers: Exit Laughing, the first documentary about legendary comedian Joan Rivers since her passing, will air on THIRTEEN onFriday, April 1 at 10 p.m. Featuring Sarah Silverman, Whitney Cummings, Kathy Griffin, Dick Cavett, Don Rickles, Lily Tomlin, Marlo Thomas and many more, the film was produced by the Comedy Hall of Fame.   (more...)

Presidential Race, Cuba & More Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEENPresidential Race, Cuba & More Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)

AMERICAN MASTERS to Premiere Joplin Documentary 'Janis: Little Girl Blue,' 5/3AMERICAN MASTERS to Premiere Joplin Documentary 'Janis: Little Girl Blue,' 5/3
by TV News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

American Masters - Janis: Little Girl Blue premieres nationwide Tuesday, May 3 at 8:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings) as part of the 30th anniversary season of THIRTEEN'sAmerican Masters series. (more...)

BWW Review: KIRK FREDERICK Launches his WRITE THAT DOWN! at ONE ArchivesBWW Review: KIRK FREDERICK Launches his WRITE THAT DOWN! at ONE Archives
by Don Grigware - Mar 14, 2016

On Friday March 11 Kirk Frederick's new book Write That Down! The Comedy of Male Actress Charles Pierce was launched at ONE the Gay and Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries on North Adams in downtown Los Angeles. The sellout event was a benefit for ONE Archives. There were scrumptious hors d'oeuvres, followed by a presentation, which included a video slide montage, a 5 minute film clip from Pierce's appearance, in the early 80s, on The Dick Cavett Show, and then an interview with Kirk Frederick by moderator/ USC professor of English Chris Freeman. Then came a Q and A with the audience and a book signing. (more...)

College Admissions, GOP Confusion on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEENCollege Admissions, GOP Confusion on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)

Everything Is Copy Nora Ephron: Scripted & Unscripted debuts March 21Everything Is Copy Nora Ephron: Scripted & Unscripted debuts March 21
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

“When you slip on the banana peel, people laugh at you. But when you tell people you slipped on the banana peel, it's your laugh. So you become the hero, rather than the victim of the joke.” This was Nora Ephron's philosophy, inherited from her own mother. She believed that being a writer meant turning the bad things that happen to you into comedy. Written and directed by her son, Jacob Bernstein, the candid portrait EVERYTHING IS COPY Nora Ephron: Scripted & Unscripted debuts MONDAY, MARCH 21 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. (more...)

HBO to Debut Nora Ephron Documentary EVERYTHING IS COPY, 3/21HBO to Debut Nora Ephron Documentary EVERYTHING IS COPY, 3/21
by TV News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Written and directed by her son, Jacob Epstein, the candid portrait EVERYTHING IS COPY debuts MONDAY, MARCH 21 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. (more...)

Abingdon Theatre Company's A ROOM OF MY OWN Opens TonightAbingdon Theatre Company's A ROOM OF MY OWN Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tony Speciale, presents the world-premiere run of A Room of My Own. Written and Directed by Charles Messina, the new play has sold-out its run prior to opening tonight, February 25. (more...)

Abingdon Theatre Company's A ROOM OF MY OWN Adds Extra MatineeAbingdon Theatre Company's A ROOM OF MY OWN Adds Extra Matinee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tony Speciale, has added a matinee performance to its world-premiere run of A Room of My Own on Friday, March 4 at 3pm. Written and Directed by Charles Messina, the new play has sold-out its run prior to opening on Thursday, February 25. Off-Broadway performances conclude March 13 at Abingdon's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street), featuring Tony Award-nominee Mario Cantone (Sex and the City, Laugh Whore, Steve) and Ralph Macchio (Dancing with the Stars, The Karate Kid, My Cousin Vinny). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company continues its Master Class Series with THE STORY WORKSHOP, a three-day intensive workshop with award-winning  writer and actor James Lecesne, whose work includes the Off-Broadway hits The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey and Word of Mouth. The master class is set for March 18-20 at Abingdon Theatre Company (312 West 36th Street). (more...)

Wagner College Theatre Announces 2016 Stanley Drama Award WinnersWagner College Theatre Announces 2016 Stanley Drama Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

The Wagner College Theatre has announced that the winner of this year's Stanley Drama Award is Mike Bencivenga of Astoria, Queens, N.Y., for his two-act play, 'Bad Hearts.' (more...)

New Short Plays by Arthur Kopit and More Slated for Abingdon's FETE 24New Short Plays by Arthur Kopit and More Slated for Abingdon's FETE 24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

32 Actors, 8 Writers, and 8 Directors will gather at Abingdon Theatre Company for an entire weekend of pure creativity to produce FETE 24. (more...)

A ROOM OF MY OWN with Cantone & Macchio Adds Performances to Off-Broadway RunA ROOM OF MY OWN with Cantone & Macchio Adds Performances to Off-Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tony Speciale, has added two performances to its world-premiere run of A ROOM OF MY OWN, written and directed by Charles Messina, on Sundays, February 21 and March 13 at 7pm. Off-Broadway previews are set to begin Saturday, February 13 in the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Opening night is set for Thursday, February 25, with performances through Sunday, March 13. (more...)

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