George Burns News

Date Of Birth:
January 20, 1896
Date Of Death:
March 09, 1996 (100)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Gender:
Male
Comedian Bobby Collins Coming to Ocean State Theatre, 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit professional theatre company, currently celebrating its second summer season in Warwick, is proud to partner with the legendary comedy club, Catch A Rising Star to bring comedian Bobby Collins to Ocean State Theatre for one performance only on Sunday, August 17 at 7:30pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stages PETE N KEELY is Gauche Clean Fun
by Katricia Lang - Jul 13, 2014

Stages' PETE N' KEELY is a dark comedy that hearkens back to a bygone era when men were gentlemen and women were ladies. A time when Billie Holiday wore impeccably designed silk dresses and garlands in her hair on the stage then exited to a life of heroin addiction, incarceration and abusive romantic relationships. Those were the days. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: On the Eve of the 18th Annual Long Island Al Jolson Festival - The Confessions of a Jolson Fanatic
by Stephen Hanks - Jul 12, 2014

The 18th Long Island Al Jolson Festival coming up on August 16 is a whole-day affair featuring film presentations, lectures, memorabilia displays and sales, and a performance--'The Heart of Al Jolson'--by singer and Staten Island native Tony Babino (photo below), who can sing Jolson songs like, well, you ain't heard nothin' yet. The other day, like clockwork, I received my yearly invitation to attend from Oceanside, LI resident Jan Hernstat, who for the past 10 years has been the President of the 62-year-old International Al Jolson Society (which was formed in early 1950, a few months before Jolson died), an organization with a worldwide membership hovering around 1,000. I am proud to say that for 30 years, I've been one of them. I'm even prouder to say that I've been an Al Jolson fanatic for much longer. Here's my story about how it happened. (more...)

SPANK!, Kathleen Madigan, Holiday Shows, The Freddy Awards, SISTER ACT & More Set for State Theatre Center for the Arts' 88th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, PA, announces its 88th Season. Tickets for the new season will go on sale to State Theatre Members on Thursday, August 5th, to the public on Tuesday, August 19th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jerry Adler and Richard Kline in CT Rep's THE SUNSHINE BOYS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

THE SUNSHINE BOYS by Neil Simon, the second show of its three-show Summer Nutmeg Summer Series at Connecticut Repertory Theatre is onstage tonight, June 19-29 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theater, Storrs. The Neil Simon penned comedy is led by Broadway and Television veterans Jerry Adler as Willie Clark and Richard Kline as Al Lewis. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE SUNSHINE BOYS to Run 6/19-29 at CT Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

THE SUNSHINE BOYS by Neil Simon, the second show of its three-show Summer Nutmeg Summer Series at Connecticut Repertory Theatre is onstage June 19-29 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theater, Storrs. The Neil Simon penned comedy is led by Broadway and Television veterans Jerry Adler as Willie Clark and Richard Kline as Al Lewis. (more...)

SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE, VINCENT and More Among Theatre Lineup at 2014 Astra Arts Festival, 7/3-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

The multi-disciplinary Astra Arts Festival will present guests with three outstanding theatre performances at its inaugural event this July; 'Say Goodnight Gracie,' 'Hard Travelin' with Woody,' and 'Vincent.' (more...)

OWN to Simulcast DR. MAYA ANGELOU'S MEMORIAL SERVICE, Today
by TV News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will simulcast Dr. Maya Angelou's private memorial service in celebration of her legacy being held at Wake Forest University, North Carolina this today, June 7 at 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT on OWN. (more...)

OWN to Honor Maya Angelou this Sunday
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2014

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will air a special tribute in memory of Dr. Maya Angelou with encore presentations including “Super Soul Sunday, “Oprah's Master Class,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” and the network premiere of “Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball” this Sunday, June 1 from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN. Immediately following, “Oprah's Master Class” with Whoopi Goldberg will air at 10 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Actors Selected for Lunt-Fontanne Master Class with David Hyde Pierce
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Ten Chimneys Foundation has announced the ten actors who will participate in the 2014 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, a widely acclaimed national program to serve the future of American theatre. July 13-20, the Lunt-Fontanne Fellows will join Master Teacher David Hyde Pierce for an intensive, weeklong master class and immersion experience at Ten Chimneys, the National Historic Landmark estate of theatre legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne in Genesee Depot, Wisconsin. (more...)

Singer Ruth Carlin Returns to The Laurie Beechman Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

Singer/songwriter Ruth Carlin returns to the Laurie Beechman Theater this spring with an illuminating exploration of the eclectic repertoire of iconic folkie turned cabaret favorite, Judy Collins. 'A Light in the Window - Songs of Judy Collins.' Performances are tonight, May 17th at 7:30pm and June 12th at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Nominee Jim Brochu
by Adrienne Onofri - May 15, 2014

Brochu won multiple awards for 'Zero Hour' and returned this year with an autobiographical tribute to character actors, 'Character Man'. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Arianna Huffington Set for OWN's SUPER SOUL SUNDAY Today
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2014

Oprah sits down with entrepreneur and media mogul Arianna Huffington, founder of “The Huffington Post,” in an all-new episode of “Super Soul Sunday” airing today, May 11 at 11 a.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Arianna Huffington Set for OWN's SUPER SOUL SUNDAY, 5/11
by TV News Desk - May 08, 2014

Oprah sits down with entrepreneur and media mogul Arianna Huffington, founder of “The Huffington Post,” in an all-new episode of “Super Soul Sunday” airing this Sunday, May 11 at 11 a.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. (more...)

OWN's OPRAH'S LIFECLASS with Bishop T.D. Jakes to Air 5/4; Watch Sneak Peek
by TV News Desk - May 03, 2014

Oprah and Bishop T.D. Jakes reunite for the first time on television since last year's sold out MegaFest tour in an all-new episode of 'Oprah's Lifeclass' airing this Sunday, May 4 at 9:00pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. (more...)

Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Max Crumm, Colin Hanlon & More Lead Private BRAVE NEW WORLD Reading Last Night
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

On April 27, 2014 a private reading of the upcoming musical adaptation of BRAVE NEW WORLD took place in an undisclosed Midtown Manhattan venue. (more...)

Singer Ruth Carlin to Return to The Laurie Beechman, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Singer/songwriter Ruth Carlin returns to the Laurie Beechman Theater this spring with an illuminating exploration of the eclectic repertoire of iconic folkie turned cabaret favorite, Judy Collins. 'A Light in the Window - Songs of Judy Collins.' Performances are May 17th at 7:30pm and June 12th at 7pm. The show will be directed by Scott Barnes, with accompaniment by Carlin's Musical Director, Paul Greenwood, on Piano, Dick Sarpola on bass and John Redsecker on drums. The Laurie Beechman Theater is at Westbank Cafe, 407 W. 42nd St. NYC. For reservations, call: (212) 695-6909. (more...)

John McDaniel and Bill Russell to Write Music and Lyrics for BRAVE NEW WORLD Musical
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Grammy and Emmy Winner JOHN McDANIEL and Tony Nominee BILL RUSSELL have joined the creative team of BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL, currently in development, as Co-Composer and Lyricist. They join a team that already includes Ben Andron as Book Writer, Jonnie Rockwell as Co-Composer, and Tony Nominated Director, Sheryl Kaller. John McDaniel is also attached as Music Director. (more...)

Comedian Bobby Collins Returns to State Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

A State Theatre Fan Favorite, Bobby Collins is the #1 most played and requested comedian on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio. The 'most natural comedian working today,' according to the New York Times, returns to the State Theatre tonight, March 21st. (more...)

Kathy Griffin, Libera, Rich Little & More Set for MPAC, 4/16-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

There's a wide variety of events at the Mayo Performing Arts Center April 16-19. The lineup features the British boys choir Libera (April 16); Rich Little's Jimmy Stewart and Friends (April 17), Scooby Doo Live! (April 18) and comedian Kathy Griffin (April 19). Tickets are available for all performances. (more...)

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