Dick Van Dyke News

BWW Reviews: Aurora's Magical MARY POPPINS Brings New Surprises to Beloved Classic
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 24, 2014

There is something very special, even magical, in the wind in Lawrenceville this summer. As he did with last year's LES MISERABLES, director Justin Anderson has found exciting ways to bring new life to a beloved show that we know so well. Under his capable direction, MARY POPPINS is transformed from the classic movie of chalk drawings and dancing penguins into a poignant tale of a loving family in need of saving from its own prosperity, with a pinch of magic on top. This family-friendly classic, which runs through August 31st, is a can't-miss for fans of wonder and magic, both young and old. (more...)

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum Presents SONGS FOR A SUNDAY AFTERNOON On the Lawn, 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

On Sunday, July 27 at 2 p.m. on the museum's Great Lawn, John Gatti will present "Canzoni di Domenica Pomeriggio" ("Songs for a Sunday Afternoon"). Introduced by Professor Louis Leonini, Gatti and his company-Broadway veteran PJ Nelson, and community theater veterans John Mangini, Charles Milo and Al Pica-will perform songs in tribute to Dean Martin and Connie Francis, along with Broadway classics, excerpts from operas, and a preview of Gatti's upcoming cabaret show, "PJ Plus 4." (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Robert Creighton, Kelly McCormick and More in MARY POPPINS at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

In its Music Circus premiere, the Disney classic musical Mary Poppins, based on the books by P. L. Travers and the beloved 1964 Disney film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, is the second show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are July 8 - 13. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Gail Bennett and More in MARY POPPINS at the Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The Long Island premiere of 'Disney's Mary Poppins' is set to fly at the Patchogue Theatre - featuring Broadway caliber actors and aerial effects. The musical, produced by The Gateway, plays July 2-19. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Throughline Theatre Company Launches World Premiere of Playfully Dark Comedy by Local Playwright, 7/18-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Harlan Howe is a lifelong schlub, chronically unemployed, bullied by his overbearing mother, and completely lacking in confidence or fortitude. He is anything but fast-track material. What was one man's private struggle with ineptitude suddenly has ramifications beyond our mortal plane when Harlan is accidentally interviewed by a mysterious corporation, and then even more accidentally hired... as a literal messenger of Death. Even with the best and brightest Angels working to train him, can Harlan survive the usual adjustment period that comes with a new job when the stakes are so high? Will humanity survive? Or is this the Boss working in mysterious ways again? (more...)

SONGS FOR A SUNDAY AFTERNOON at Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

On Sunday, July 27 at 2 p.m. on the museum's Great Lawn, John Gatti will present "Canzoni di Domenica Pomeriggio" ("Songs for a Sunday Afternoon"). Introduced by Professor Louis Leonini, Gatti and his company-Broadway veteran PJ Nelson, and community theater veterans John Mangini, Charles Milo and Al Pica-will perform songs in tribute to Dean Martin and Connie Francis, along with Broadway classics, excerpts from operas, and a preview of Gatti's upcoming cabaret show, "PJ Plus 4." (more...)

PCA Presents BYE BYE BIRDIE, 7/17-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

PCA presents Bye Bye Birdie.Directed by Jon Meyer, Musical Director Chris Tenney, and Choreography by Amanda Woolsey. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth. Performances are July 17, 18, & 19 at 7:30 PM and July 19 & 20, 2013 at 2:00 PM. (more...)

VIDEO: Dick Van Dyke Proves He Can Still Step in Time!
by Movies News Desk - May 30, 2014

Arlene Van Dyke, wife of stage and screen star Dick Van Dyke, shared a vine of her talented husband proving he can still 'step in time'! (more...)

30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #11 - BYE BYE BIRDIE
by Pat Cerasaro - May 29, 2014

Today we continue the 2014 edition of our annual BroadwayWorld feature series spotlighting the very best Tony Awards-related moments of all time with a special focus on one of the most oft-revived and popular musicals of all time, BYE BYE BIRDIE. (more...)

This Week at Bookworks Includes Beth Howard, Jonathan Miller and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

This week at Bookworks includes many things for all ages. Highlights include Beth Howard with buttery pie recipes from American Gothic, World Book Night, Jonathan Miller with a Rattlesnake Lawyer's Memoir and more. Go www.bkwrks.com/event for more information on all of these events. (more...)

Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with a special run of Love, Loss, and What I Wore -- a witty and wise celebration of womanhood adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron, creators of such hits as 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle,' 'You've Got Mail,' 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and 'Silkwood.' (more...)

Sandra Bullock Rockets to Number 1 in InterMedia Entertainment'' 'Q1 2014 DR Star Index'' Rankings
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Clearly, Sandra Bullock is on top of the world following her critically acclaimed performance in Gravity, the box office smash that just won seven Oscars. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Bob Sagat & More Set for Season Finale of Showtime's INSIDE COMEDY
by TV News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

On the season three finale of INSIDE COMEDY on Monday, April 7, Kevin Pollak recalls his childhood obsession with impersonating everyone from Robert Duvall to William Shatner; how Cosby influenced his acting career; and his early years coming up with buddy Dana Carvey. (more...)

Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, 4/16-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with a special run of Love, Loss, and What I Wore -- a witty and wise celebration of womanhood adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron, creators of such hits as 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle,' 'You've Got Mail,' 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and 'Silkwood.' (more...)

THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW: Classic Mary Tyler Moore Episodes Come to DVD Today
by TV News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, announces the DVD release of The Dick Van Dyke Show: Classic Mary Tyler Moore Episodes. Included are 20 unforgettable episodes featuring television icon Mary Tyler Moore. The Dick Van Dyke Show: Classic Mary Tyler Moore Episodes will be available on DVD today, April 1, 2014 for a SRP of $24.98. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dick Van Dyke and Chita Rivera Attend PDS Gypsy Awards Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

The Professional Dancers Society's (PDS) Gypsy Awards Luncheon honoring Leslie Caron and Dee Dee Wood and the late Marc Breaux was held on March 30, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Broadway's Dick Van Dyke and Chita Rivera were in attendance, and you can check out a photo of them together below! (more...)

MOTOWN Cast Members Set for 6th Annual Visible Ink Event Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL cast members Rebecca Covington, Marva Hicks, Crystal Joy, Mykal Kilgore, Julius Thomas III, and Donald Webber, Jr. will appear at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center this evening when the Visible Ink writing program holds its sixth annual staged reading of unforgettable, inspiring, and hilarious works by patients. (more...)

Tribeca Film Festival Announces Family and Free Community Events
by Movies News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today announced the lineup of this year's family and free community events. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Gilbert Gottfried on Showtime's INSIDE COMEDY
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

On Monday, March 24, actor and comedian Gilbert Gottfried explains his love/hate relationship with show business, dishes on some of his more controversial material, including the dirty, infamous “The Aristocrats” joke, and how it felt to find out from internet reports that he had been fired. Also in this episode, writer, actor and comic Richard Lewis, who has enjoyed forty-years in stand-up comedy, talks about the advice he received at the start of his career from the late, beloved David Brenner, and how his breakthrough finally came more than 15 years into his career with his role on “Anything But Love.” (more...)

Robert Morse & Rick McKay to Be Honored at Special Preview of BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) announced its highly anticipated film line-up for the 19th edition, April 3 - 10, 2014, featuring 14 World Premieres, 8 North American and 8 U.S. Premieres. PBIFF (www.pbifilmfest.org) will present features, documentaries and short films from the U.S. and around the world, including Brazil, Venezuela, France, England, Israel, Hong Kong, Japan, India, New Zealand, Austria, the Philippines, Croatia, Australia, Canada, Germany and South Korea, to name just a few, and will play host to filmmakers, producers and actors to represent and discuss their films. (more...)

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