George Wendt News

Date of Birth: October 17, 1948 (68)
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA
Gender: Male
Alan Campbell and George Wendt to Star in ROCK AND ROLL MAN: THE ALAN FREED STORY Premiere at Bucks County PlayhouseAlan Campbell and George Wendt to Star in ROCK AND ROLL MAN: THE ALAN FREED STORY Premiere at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Bucks County Playhouse has announced the world premiere production of a new musical, 'Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story.' The musical will begin performances on September 12 and run through October 1, with an official opening night on September 16. (more...)

ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION Finds Full Company at 5th Avenue TheatreROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION Finds Full Company at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Joining Broadway star Cortney Wolfson and Disney star Stephanie Renee Wall onstage this summer in the world premiere production of Romy and Michele's High School Reunion at The 5th Avenue Theatre is a sensational cast that's the coolest thing since the invention of Post-its! (more...)

Opening Night Battles Hate with Comedy at Second City HollywoodOpening Night Battles Hate with Comedy at Second City Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Second City Hollywood is starting 2017 off combatting xenophobia, racism, and misogyny with satirical comedy. (more...)

The Second City Hollywood to Host New LA Diversity in Comedy FestivalThe Second City Hollywood to Host New LA Diversity in Comedy Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Second City Hollywood is proud to announce the first annual Diversity in Comedy Festival occurring October 21, 22, and 23, 2016 in Los Angeles, located at 6560 Hollywood Blvd. 90028. (more...)

BWW Interview:  Emily Fightmaster at NJPAC in Second City's PAVED AND CONFUSED 2 on 10/29BWW Interview: Emily Fightmaster at NJPAC in Second City's PAVED AND CONFUSED 2 on 10/29
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 16, 2016

Just in time for Election Day, Chicago's legendary Second City returns to New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Saturday, October 29th for 'Paved and Confused 2: Please Don't Feed the Candidates.' BWW interviewed company member, Emily Fightmaster about her career and the show. (more...)

The Second City Releases Tickets for its DYSFUNCTIONAL HOLIDAY REVUEThe Second City Releases Tickets for its DYSFUNCTIONAL HOLIDAY REVUE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

On December 14-18, Chicago's legendary comedy theatre The Second City will appear at the Marcus Center's Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall and tickets go on sale this Friday, September 23 at 12:00 pm. The Second City's Dysfunctional Holiday Revue delivers a healthy dose of seasonal satire where neither holiday film classics, family gatherings nor Christmas carols are too sacred for a show that is the perfect alternative to the same old holiday shows.' (more...)

Cindy Crawford, Fred Willard and More to Present at 2016 Fifth Star AwardsCindy Crawford, Fred Willard and More to Present at 2016 Fifth Star Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will honor four Chicago artists and arts advocates and one iconic cultural institution at the 3rd annual Fifth Star Awards presented by Allstate Insurance Company today, September 14 at 7pm-at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Open 2016-17 Season with MY FAIR LADYContra Costa Civic Theatre to Open 2016-17 Season with MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) begins its 2016-17 season with the Diamond Anniversary production of the beloved musical My Fair Lady, based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Open 2016-17 Season with MY FAIR LADYContra Costa Civic Theatre to Open 2016-17 Season with MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) begins its 2016-17 season with the Diamond Anniversary production of the beloved musical My Fair Lady, based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe. (more...)

The Second City Hollywood to Host New LA Diversity in Comedy FestivalThe Second City Hollywood to Host New LA Diversity in Comedy Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The Second City Hollywood is proud to announce the first annual Diversity in Comedy Festival occurring October 21, 22, and 23, 2016 in Los Angeles, located at 6560 Hollywood Blvd. 90028. (more...)

Cindy Crawford, Fred Willard and More to Present at 2016 Fifth Star AwardsCindy Crawford, Fred Willard and More to Present at 2016 Fifth Star Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will honor four Chicago artists and arts advocates and one iconic cultural institution at the 3rd annual Fifth Star Awards presented by Allstate Insurance Company on Wednesday, September 14 at 7pm-at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. (more...)

Black Lives Matter! AFROS & ASS WHOOPINS Extends at Second City HollywoodBlack Lives Matter! AFROS & ASS WHOOPINS Extends at Second City Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

Second City Hollywood is very proud of the diverse work in our community and this particular offering by Writer/Director, Dwayne Colbert, is something special. (more...)

Riant Theatre Announces 2016 Pioneer of the Arts Award WinnersRiant Theatre Announces 2016 Pioneer of the Arts Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director), a nonprofit theatre supporting playwrights and theatremakers of diverse cultural backgrounds, is holding the Launch Party for its annual Strawberry One-Act and Theatre Festival on Saturday, June 25, 2016, 3pm at the Poet's Den Theatre (309 East 108th Street, NYC). The evening will include the presentation of 2016 Pioneer of the Arts Award For Outstanding Achievement In Television and Theatre to the Emmy-winning stage, film and TV actor Joe Morton, Tony Nominee and eight time AUDELCO Award winner, Andre De Shields, the acclaimed Broadway and television actress Barbara Montgomery, and multiple Grammy Award winner, Broadway musical director and arranger Chapman Roberts. A reception with food, drinks and dancing will follow. Tickets ($50 before June 15th; $60 after that date) are available through The Riant Theatre's website (www.therianttheatre.com) and by calling the box office at 646-623-3488. They can also be purchased (cash only) at the door. (more...)

N'Kenge to Perform with the Baltimore Symphony, 6/2-5N'Kenge to Perform with the Baltimore Symphony, 6/2-5
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

N'Kenge, symphony siren and Broadway Diva (Motown: The Musical and Sondheim on Sondheim), is back with Master Pops conductor Jack Everly in "HairSpray : In Concert" at the Baltimore Symphony, Thursday-June 2,2016- 8pm at the Strathmore Theatre, Friday-June 3rd,2016-8pm at the Meyeroff Theatre, Saturday June 4th- 3pm and 8pm at the Meyerhoff, and Sunday-June 5th, 2016- 3pm at the Meyerhoff Hall.  (more...)

BWW Review: A Stunning PORGY AND BESS With the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Morgan State University ChoirBWW Review: A Stunning PORGY AND BESS With the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Morgan State University Choir
by Charles Shubow - May 3, 2016

What a thrill it was to hear George Gershwin's opera with the BSO under Maestra Marin Alsop. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Comedian Lauren Lapkus Shares Oddball Characters in VideoSTAGE TUBE: Comedian Lauren Lapkus Shares Oddball Characters in Video
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2016

Comedy Bang Bang star and host of the podcast 'With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus' explains all of her delightful characters.  Check out the hilarious video below! (more...)

New CITY OF STORIES Viral Videos Promote Chicago TheatreNew CITY OF STORIES Viral Videos Promote Chicago Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

A new series of professionally shot web videos promoting Chicago's neighborhood theater scene is debuting online today, the work of a new non-profit named Friends of Chicago's Neighborhood Theatres. The group's plan is to release one You Tube video every two to three months as part of a new viral marketing campaign promoting Chicago theater titled 'A City of Stories.' (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Friends' Reunite in New Clip from NBC's TRIBUTE TO JAMES BURROWSVIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Friends' Reunite in New Clip from NBC's TRIBUTE TO JAMES BURROWS
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc explain how Director Jim Burrows brought them together on 'Friends.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Stars Reunite for NBC's TRIBUTE TO JAMES BURROWSPhoto Flash: First Look - Stars Reunite for NBC's TRIBUTE TO JAMES BURROWS
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

The casts of several of the most iconic comedy series of all time will be participating in NBC's special MUST SEE TV: A TRIBUTE TO JAMES BURROWS, which will air Sunday, Feb. 21 from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

CHF Debuts New Annual Spring FestivalCHF Debuts New Annual Spring Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) announces the launch of the 2016 Spring Festival,Style, with more than 20 programs taking place in and around Chicago April 28-May 1. Exploring how style shapes who we are as individuals and what we value across cultures, CHF is making the bold statement, 'style matters.'  (more...)

 1  2  3  4 … 21