Fran Drescher News

Idina Menzel, Bryan Cranston, James Franco & More Set for BC/EFA's 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition, 4/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Broadway veterans will share the stage with celebrated newcomers as Bryan Cranston, Fran Drescher, James Franco, Idina Menzel,Denzel Washington and more than 200 of Broadway and off-Broadway's most talented performers come together for the 28th AnnualEaster Bonnet Competition. Presented by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, this year's Easter Bonnet Competition(#bcefabonnets) will be held Monday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 22. (more...)

BroadwayWorld's 2014 Theater Awards Season Calendar - All You Need to Know!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 16, 2014

The 2014 theatre awards season is quickly approaching, and keeping track of all of the important dates for the many ceremonies and their corresponding nomination announcements is no easy feat. Stay up to date on all the need-to-know facts with BroadwayWorld's Awards Season Calendar below! (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with CINDERELLA's Fran Drescher on 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Please join us for a career Conversations with Fran Drescher - currently starring on Broadway in Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella - and moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' (more...)

Fran Drescher Launches Benefit Contest Featuring NYC Trip & Backstage Tour of Broadway's CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Two-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee and now Cinderella's stepmother Madame, Fran Drescher has announced a once-in-a-lifetime fundraiser experience to benefit her nonprofit foundation, the Cancer Schmancer Movement. (more...)

Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company & AngelWalk Theatre to Present Canadian Premiere of STARS OF DAVID, May 10-June 1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Harold Green Jewish Theatre and Angelwalk Theatre are excited to be working together in producing the Canadian Premiere of Stars of David. Fresh off its Off-Broadway run, this is the first major production of this exciting new musical, written by an all-star line-up of Broadway's best. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE NANNY Co-Creators Visit Fran Drescher at Broadway's CINDERELLA!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Current Rodger and Hammerstein's Cinderella star Fran Drescher reunited with her 'The Nanny' co-creators/writers Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser onstage yesterday after her Thursday matinee to reminisce and celebrate their respective debuts on the New York theatre scene. Check out a look back below! (more...)

BWW TV: BroadwayWorld Launches Newest Exclusive TV Series - BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE with Robert Hartwell & Carly Rae Jepsen
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 11, 2014, the largest theatre web site on the net, is very excited today to announce the launch of its newest, exclusive TV series - BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE. The new series will feature Broadway performer Robert Hartwell using his passion for interior design to take viewers into the dressing rooms of Broadway's hottest stars, as he transforms them with truly fabulous make overs. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - CASA VALENTINA, Vanessa Williams in AFTER MIDNIGHT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 01, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: CASA VALENTINA and THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN begin previews on Broadway tonight, Vanessa Williams joins AFTER MIDNIGHT and more! (more...)

Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Fran Drescher Will Announce 59th Annual Drama Desk Nominations, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Academy Award winners Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez ('Let It Go' from Frozen) and two-time Emmy and Golden Globe Nominee Fran Drescher (Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella; 'The Nanny') will announce the nominations for the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM at 54 Below (254 W. 54th Street), it was announced today by Gretchen Shugart, CEO of and Isa Goldberg, Drama Desk President. (more...)

Mike O'Malley & More Cast in New Original STARZ Series SURVIVOR'S REMORSE
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

STARZ has cast several roles for the upcoming half-hour scripted comedy series 'Survivor's Remorse' from LeBron James, Tom Werner, Mike O'Malley, Maverick Carter and Paul Wachter. The network announced today that Jessie T. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the MOTHERS AND SONS Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - Mar 25, 2014

Four-time TonyŽ Award winning playwright Terrence McNally just celebrated two milestones on The Great White Way-his 20th Broadway production and the 50th Anniversary of his Broadway debut-with the opening night of his newest play, Mothers and Sons, at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street) last night, March 24, 2014. Over the course of five decades, Mr. McNally has chronicled the human experience with a wide range of works including Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, The Full Monty, Ragtime, Master Class, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Kiss of the Spider Woman,The Rink, The Ritz, and Bad Habits. BroadwayWorld was there for McNally's big opening night and below you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet. Guests included Bernadette Peters, Victor Garber, Chita Rivera, Doris Riberts and more! (more...)

BWW TV: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for MOTHERS AND SONS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 25, 2014

The Mothers and Sons red carpet was hoppin' last night, as some of Broadway's biggest stars gathered to welcome Tyne Daly and the rest of the company back to Broadway. Below, BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge chats with the evening's biggest guests, including: Chita Rivera, Nathan Lane, Donna Murphy, Fran Drescher and more! (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse to Present BALLROOM WITH A TWIST 2, 5/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse presents Ballroom with a Twist 2. Get your fill of Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, and So You Think You Can Dance live onstage at Paper Mill Playhouse. Ballroom with a Twist 2--will offer two performances at the Millburn theater Saturday, May 10, at 8:00pm and Sunday, May 11, at 2:00pm. Celebrity dancers include: Chelsie Hightower, Dmitry Chaplin, Anna Trebunskaya, Gleb Savchenko, Legacy, Oksana Dymetrenko, Jonathan Platero and Randi Lynn Strong. The show will feature performances from American Idol stars Von Smith (Season 8) and Karen Rodriguez (Season 10). Ballroom with a Twist 2 is an evening of entertainment for the entire family, highlighted by stunning costumes, magnificent music and breathtaking performances. (more...)

Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher Extend Run in CINDERELLA Through 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The two newest stars of the Tony Award-winning musical CINDERELLA on Broadway - Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen and the Emmy-nominated Fran Drescher - will extend their engagements in the hit musical several more weeks through June 8, it has been announced by producers Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis. The two stars - both of whom have made their Broadway debuts as Cinderella and her wicked stepmother, respectively - were originally scheduled to conclude their runs in CINDERELLA next month. (more...)

New Series CELEBRITY HOME RAIDERS Premieres on Lifetime Tonight
by TV News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Julien's Auctions, the auction house to the stars, will now be the subject of the highly anticipated new unscripted series, Celebrity Home Raiders on the Lifetime Television Network. (more...)

Lifetime to Premiere New Unscripted Series CELEBRITY HOME RAIDERS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

Celebrities welcome viewers into their homes for a trip down memory lane and an exclusive look into their lives and prized possessions in Lifetime's all-new unscripted series Celebrity Home Raiders. The series premieres Today, March 6, 2014, at 10pm ET/PT. (more...)

CBS SUNDAY MORNING Scores Best February Sweep in Viewers Since 1994
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD was the #1 Sunday morning news program in adults 25-54 - the demographic that matters most to those who advertise in news - as well as viewers in the February sweep, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. (more...)

CINDERELLA's Carly Rae Jepsen & Fran Drescher Set for Kids' Night on Broadway Google+ Hangout Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

The inaugural KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY GOOGLE + HANGOUTS ON AIR will give kids the opportunity to go behind the scenes of their favorite Broadway shows via live, interactive video chats. Today's chat is with Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher from Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. (more...)

CINDERELLA's Fran Drescher Set for CBS SUNDAY MORNING this Weekend
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Actress Fran Drescher opens up about her life, love and her Broadway debut in a revealing interview with Tracy Smith for CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD to be broadcast Feb. 23, 2014 (9:00 AM ET) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes at CINDERELLA's Commercial Shoot with Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher
by Stage Tube - Feb 18, 2014

CINDERELLAMulit-platinum recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen and beloved film and television star Fran Drescher made their Broadway debuts in Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA on February 4. Jepsen stepped in as the title character and Drescher as her wicked stepmother, Madame. Beginning its second year on Broadway, CINDERELLA plays the Broadway Theater (1681 Broadway at 53rd Street). Click below to go behind the scenes with the ladies and watch their outtakes from CINDERELLA's commercial shoot! (more...)

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