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Joel McHale to Host Friars Club ESPN Roast of Sports Legend Terry BradshawJoel McHale to Host Friars Club ESPN Roast of Sports Legend Terry Bradshaw
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Friars Club announced today that comedian and actor Joel McHale will serve as the host of the Friars Club ESPN Sports Roast of Hall of Famer, NFL quarterback and FOX NFL SUNDAY commentator, Terry Bradshaw (more...)

Photo Coverage: Dominic Chianese Performs at Friars Neapolitan NightPhoto Coverage: Dominic Chianese Performs at Friars Neapolitan Night
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 13, 2014

Friar Stewie Stone in introducing Friar Dominic Chianese said, "if you are a Friar you are not a member of a club, you are a member of a family!" (more...)

Tickets to Lisa Lampanelli's Performance at Ohio Theatre On Sale FridayTickets to Lisa Lampanelli's Performance at Ohio Theatre On Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Lisa Lampanelli returns to PlayhouseSquare, bringing her standup comedy to the Ohio Theatre on Friday, April 10th. Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 14 at 11am at playhousesquare.org and 216-241-6000. (more...)

Sports Legend and Broadcaster TERRY BRADSHAW to Be Honored at Friars Club ESPN Sports RoastSports Legend and Broadcaster TERRY BRADSHAW to Be Honored at Friars Club ESPN Sports Roast
by TV News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Hall of Famer, NFL quarterback and FOX NFL SUNDAY commentator, Terry Bradshaw, will get the full Friars comedy treatment as guest of honor at the next Friars Club Roast on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at a luncheon at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, in Phoenix, AZ. Taped excerpts from the event, which will take place during the week of the Super Bowl, will premiere on ESPN2 in an hour-long special before the Super Bowl, on Friday, January 30th from 8p-9p ET. (more...)

ESPN to Air FRIARS CLUB SPORTS ROASTS, 1/30ESPN to Air FRIARS CLUB SPORTS ROASTS, 1/30
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

The legendary Friars Club has reached an agreement with ESPN for the network to televise portions of sports-related Friars Roasts. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye Honored at the Friars ClubPhoto Coverage: Marilyn Maye Honored at the Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 24, 2014

There smiling pictures of Frank Sinatra & Jerry Lewis looked down on "Super Singer" as she continues her New York City Marathon of Marilyn Maye appearances at the Friars Club. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Robert De Niro and Carlos Slim Honored at Friars Foundation GalaPhoto Coverage: Robert De Niro and Carlos Slim Honored at Friars Foundation Gala
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 9, 2014

Friar Robert De Niro received the Club's highest honor -- the Friars Club Entertainment Icon Award -- at the Friars Foundation's annual gala at the Waldorf Astoria on October 7, 2014. The prestigious award has been bestowed only four times in the Club's 110-year history. Entrepreneur Carlos Slim was also honored with the Friars Foundation Icon Award for Philanthropy. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos below! (more...)

Sharon Stone, Stacy Keach & Jacob Young to Lead Reading of Ben Elton's POPCORN Next WeekSharon Stone, Stacy Keach & Jacob Young to Lead Reading of Ben Elton's POPCORN Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Sharon Stone, Stacy Keach, and CBS television star, Jacob Young are performing in a private, invited reading of Ben Elton's Olivier Award-winning dark comedy "Popcorn" on Monday October 6th, 7:00PM at The Friars Club, New York City. (more...)

Photo Coverage: LES GIRLS Plays The Friars ClubPhoto Coverage: LES GIRLS Plays The Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 30, 2014

The Friars were a mens only club until 1988. Last night some great women Friars entertained their fellow members in the newly named Jerry Lewis Monastery. (more...)

Stars Align For Advertising Week XIStars Align For Advertising Week XI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Advertising Week, the world's largest annual gathering of advertising, entertainment, marketing, media and technology industry leaders, kicks off on Monday, September 29 with an expanded roster of daytime thought leadership seminars and evening special events. Delegates may attend more than 240 Seminars, all located in Advertising Week's Times Square hub which includes BB King's, the Hard Rock, Liberty Theater, Microsoft Stage, NASDAQ MarketSite and the Times Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chuck Cooper, Bob Ari & More Join Randie Levine-Miller for BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPER DIVOSPhoto Flash: Chuck Cooper, Bob Ari & More Join Randie Levine-Miller for BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPER DIVOS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

On Monday, September 15, Randie Levine-Miller presented and hosted Broadway Showstopper Divos --'A Swell Party' at the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Friars Club's SUNSHINE COMMITTEE ALL STAR COMEDY SHOW at The Jerry Lewis MonesteryPhoto Coverage: Inside Friars Club's SUNSHINE COMMITTEE ALL STAR COMEDY SHOW at The Jerry Lewis Monestery
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 18, 2014

I don't think that there has ever been a person that has been in the Friars club who has not shared a laugh or left the Monastery not smiling. That in itself is a huge accomplishment, but the Friars do so much more than entertain themselves and enjoy their camaraderie. The Friars Club's Sunshine Committee (Tom DeBow chairman) is to the Friars Club what Ronald McDonald House is to McDonald's-they bring a ray of sunshine to those who need it most! (more...)

BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPER DIVOS: A SWELL PARTY Comes to the Met Room TonightBROADWAY SHOWSTOPPER DIVOS: A SWELL PARTY Comes to the Met Room Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Tonight, September 15 at 7:00 PM, Randie Levine-Miller will present and host Broadway Showstopper Divos --'A Swell Party' at the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street. The evening's theme is 'The Broadway Songbook' -- starring some of the theater's most talented performers: (more...)

Randie Levine-Miller to Present BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPER DIVOS: A SWELL PARTY at the Metropolitan Room, 9/15Randie Levine-Miller to Present BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPER DIVOS: A SWELL PARTY at the Metropolitan Room, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2014

On Monday, September 15 at 7:00 PM, Randie Levine-Miller will present and host Broadway Showstopper Divos --'A Swell Party' at the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street. The evening's theme is 'The Broadway Songbook' -- starring some of the theater's most talented performers. (more...)

Don Rickles Returning to The Orleans Showroom, 10/11-12Don Rickles Returning to The Orleans Showroom, 10/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Continuing his record-breaking 55th consecutive year as a Las Vegas headliner, internationally renowned comedian, actor and entertainer Don Rickles is set to perform at The Orleans Showroom October 11 and 12. (more...)

HEREAFTER MUSICAL From CBS Exec to Open Off-Broadway this FallHEREAFTER MUSICAL From CBS Exec to Open Off-Broadway this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Hereafter Musical, a thought provoking new musical by Vinnie Favale and Frankie Keane about the age old human desire to communicate with our loved ones who have passed, told from the perspectives of both the living and the departed, is slated for an open-ended run, Off-Broadway, at the Snapple Theater Center (1627 Broadway) with previews beginning on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Co-Author's Favale and Keane draw from their own personal losses in the inspiring look at the beyond, which will have its official opening on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 4:45PM. (more...)

Screenwriter Dean Ward Partners with Choreographer Michael Rooney on 'Freed Unit' Movie MusicalScreenwriter Dean Ward Partners with Choreographer Michael Rooney on 'Freed Unit' Movie Musical
by Movies News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Screenwriter Dean Ward (currently a writer on Chelsea Handler's latenight talk show 'Chelsea Lately') idolized Gene Kelly as a kid and even learned to tap dance, eventually taking lessons from legendary hoofers including Gregory Hines, Savion Glover and Charles 'Honi' Coles. Now he is teaming with choreographer Michael Rooney ('500 Days of Summer,' 'The Muppets') to produce an original film musical in the style and tradition of MGM's legendary Freed Unit, named for unparalleled movie musical producer Arthur Freed ('Singin' In The Rain,' 'The Bandwagon,' 'An American In Paris'). Coincidentally, and very appropriately, Michael Rooney is the son of Freed Unit icon Mickey Rooney. (more...)

Duke Ellington Center for the Arts to Present Jazz Showcases, 7/31-8/17Duke Ellington Center for the Arts to Present Jazz Showcases, 7/31-8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Duke Ellington Center of the Arts will present 'Ellington, New York and the Essence of Jazz,' a discussion led by composer and jazz scholar Edward Green on July 31 at 6pm, and 'Summer Serenade with Bobby Sanabria,' a concert by Sanabria on August 17 at 2:30pm. (more...)

Advertising and Marketing Industry Veteran Joins Keek Board of DirectorsAdvertising and Marketing Industry Veteran Joins Keek Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

NEW YORK, NY - Keek Inc. (TSX VENTURE: KEK) (OTCQX: KEEKF) announced today that Matt Scheckner has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Scheckner is President and CEO of Stillwell Partners, a boutique consultancy. Stillwell is best known as the producer of Advertising Week, the world's largest advertising, marketing and media industry summit. The Week is conducted in New York City and London home of Advertising Week Europe. Under Scheckner's leadership, which dates back to 2004, the B-to-B event has evolved into a vibrant, vital platform that advances the industry. The event is supported and attended by the world's premier players in creative, marketing, media and technology.  (more...)

Don Rickles Set for Orleans Showroom, 8/16-17Don Rickles Set for Orleans Showroom, 8/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Continuing his record-breaking 55th consecutive year as a Las Vegas headliner, internationally renowned comedian, actor and entertainer Don Rickles is set to perform at The Orleans Showroom August 16 and 17. (more...)

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