Gilda Radner News

Date of Birth: June 28, 1946
Date of Death: May 20, 1989 (42)
Birth Place: Detroit, MI, USA
Gender: Female
BWW's On This Day - August 2, 2015BWW's On This Day - August 2, 2015
by - Aug 2, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

New Exhibition Series from Broadcast Media Collection Launches in September at Jewish MuseumNew Exhibition Series from Broadcast Media Collection Launches in September at Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

With a new, ongoing exhibition series called The Television Project, the Jewish Museum will introduce visitors to a dynamic part of its collection: the National Jewish Archive of Broadcasting (NJAB), the largest and most comprehensive body of broadcast materials on 20th century Jewish culture in the United States. The inaugural exhibition, The Television Project: Picturing a People, on view at the Jewish Museum from September 25, 2015 through February 14, 2016, will feature artistically significant program excerpts celebrating the brilliance of writing, directing, performance, and production in American television, as well as related works of art, artifacts, and ephemera. Picturing a People will include clips from the following programs: The Ed Sullivan Show, Northern Exposure, The Twilight Zone, The Goldbergs, The Simpsons, My Name is Barbra, and Eichmann Trial Coverage (ABC News). (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center to Present Evening with Judd Apatow and Lena DunhamFilm Society of Lincoln Center to Present Evening with Judd Apatow and Lena Dunham
by Movies News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

The Film Society of Lincoln Center presents I Found This Funny: The Comedy World of Judd Apatow, July 10-14. (more...)

Free Workshops and Shows Set for June 20 at The Second CityFree Workshops and Shows Set for June 20 at The Second City
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The Second City Hollywood is having an open house on June 20th! (more...)

THE FRIDAY FIVE (on Wednesday): PATSY CLINE's Simmons and LeMoine-ReedTHE FRIDAY FIVE (on Wednesday): PATSY CLINE's Simmons and LeMoine-Reed
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 3, 2015

Today, in a special edition of The Friday Five (on Wednesday), we introduce two actors from The Gaslight Dinner Theatre's upcoming production of A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline: Linda Sue Simmons (my favorite Miss Chattanooga of all time) and Curtis LeMoine-Reed. Directed by Greg Frey, the musical - filled with some of Patsy Cline's best-loved hits that will transport you back to her starry heyday in the 1960s - opens Thursday afternoon at The Renaissance Center in Dickson. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stephen Schwartz Reflects on the Success of GODSPELLBWW Interview: Stephen Schwartz Reflects on the Success of GODSPELL
by Richard Ridge - May 29, 2015

Richard Ridge of "Backstage with Richard Ridge" recently sat down with the 2015 Isabelle Stevenson Award recipient and renowned composer Stephen Schwartz, to discuss receiving this prestigious award, his work on numerous classic Broadway musicals, and so much more! Check out a sneak peek of the interview in which Schwartz discusses his early success and the history behind writing GODSPELL. (more...)

THE BEST OF SECOND CITY Coming to Jim Rouse Theatre, 6/27THE BEST OF SECOND CITY Coming to Jim Rouse Theatre, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

On Saturday, June 27, Chicago's legendary sketch and improv comedy theater returns to Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia, Maryland at 8:00 pm with 'The Best of The Second City.' (more...)

Blind Boys of Alabama, Pilobolus, Sundance Shorts and More Set for 2015 Columbia Festival of the ArtsBlind Boys of Alabama, Pilobolus, Sundance Shorts and More Set for 2015 Columbia Festival of the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

The Columbia Festival of the Arts is pleased to announce its 2015 Summer Festival, featuring diverse free and ticketed events including film, dance, comedy, theatre, art exhibitions, a concert performance by GRAMMY-winning music legends, Blind Boys of Alabama, and a free weekend of outdoor entertainment for the whole family. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Announces Its 38th Season, Featuring N.N.N.N., SOLO ECHO and MoreHubbard Street Dance Announces Its 38th Season, Featuring N.N.N.N., SOLO ECHO and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton are excited to announce the main company's 2015-16 season performances in Chicago. Tickets to four engagements at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, 205 East Randolph Street, are available immediately as a Season 38 subscription; single tickets will go on sale in August 2015. (more...)

The REP to Present ENDLESS LAWNS, Begin. 3/26The REP to Present ENDLESS LAWNS, Begin. 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

The REP, Point Park University's professional theatre company, closes its 2014-2015 season with the world premiere of Pittsburgh playwright Anthony McKay's entertaining family drama, Endless Lawns. (more...)

THE SECOND CITY HITS HOME to Play Lincoln Theatre, 4/10-11THE SECOND CITY HITS HOME to Play Lincoln Theatre, 4/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Chicago's legendary sketch and improv comedy theatre returns to the Lincoln Theatre with The Second City Hits Home, a new show featuring hilarious sketches, songs, and improvisation about Columbus as well as material from the famed Second City archives. This must-see night of comedy features some of Chicago's brightest comedy stars in a special two-night engagement. (more...)

Chicago Theaters Will Unite for Gilda's Club & Sondheim's 85th Birthday at Stage 773, 3/22Chicago Theaters Will Unite for Gilda's Club & Sondheim's 85th Birthday at Stage 773, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

On Sunday, March 22nd, a very special performance honoring Stephen Sondheim with proceeds to Gilda's Club Chicago will take place at Stage 773 in Chicago. Improvised Sondheim Project, along with Jeff Award Nominees Option Up, and special guests The Hypocrites and Kokandy Productions, will unite for an evening of entertainment on the occasion of Sondheim's 85th birthday. (more...)

Gilda's Laughfest Will Now Kick Off at Fountain Street ChurchGilda's Laughfest Will Now Kick Off at Fountain Street Church
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

As Gilda Radner would say, “It's always something!” In this case, that “something” is the weather. As a result, the LaughFest Community Kickoff presented by Feyen Zylstra will be relocated to the Fountain Street Church (24 Fountain St. NE). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Miranda Sings Quits Youtube; Announces Book Plans!STAGE TUBE: Miranda Sings Quits Youtube; Announces Book Plans!
by Stage Tube - Feb 25, 2015

Internet star Miranda Sings is quitting YouTube to... write a book? In this decidedly unhelpful, candid, hilarious "how-to" guide, YouTube personality Miranda Sings offers life lessons and tutorials with her signature sassy attitude. Simon & Schuster will release 'Selp Helf' on July 21, 2015. (more...)

BWW's Top Ten TV gifs of the Week; SNL 40 Edition!BWW's Top Ten TV gifs of the Week; SNL 40 Edition!
by Kaitlin Milligan - Feb 17, 2015

SNL's 40th Anniversary special aired Sunday, February 15th, and there were so many iconic moments from the night, that I couldn't help but dedicate this week's Top 10 Gifs to the show. (more...)

NBC to Air First-Ever Episode of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, 2/14NBC to Air First-Ever Episode of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, 2/14
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

NBC announced that it will air the inaugural episode of its long-running sketch comedy SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE on Feb. 14 (11:30 p.m. ET/PT), one day before the primetime SNL 40th Anniversary Special (Feb. 15, 8 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

Sinbad, Kathleen Madigan & More Set for Gilda's Club Signature EventSinbad, Kathleen Madigan & More Set for Gilda's Club Signature Event
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Gilda's LaughFest today announced that this year's Signature Event will celebrate the festival's fifth year, and five years of smiles in West Michigan, with a lineup of returning LaughFest comedians coming together for the first time ever. Additionally, LaughFest has announced the remaining acts for the 2015 Festival, which runs from March 5 to 15. (more...)

Photo: CABARET's Emma Stone & Alan Cumming Treat Cast to a Night on the Town!Photo: CABARET's Emma Stone & Alan Cumming Treat Cast to a Night on the Town!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

CABARET stars Emma Stone and Alan Cumming treated their fellow cast mates to a late-night production of 'Queen of the Night' at the Paramount Hotel in Midtown Manhattan on Sunday. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Imaginary Beasts Winter Panto: A Frog Prince Worthy of a KissBWW Reviews: Imaginary Beasts Winter Panto: A Frog Prince Worthy of a Kiss
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 19, 2015

Matthew Woods and his Imaginary Beasts are back with their annual WINTER PANTO: KERPLOP! THE TALE OF THE FROG PRINCE, tickling the funny bones of the many children in the audience, while going over their heads to engage the adults who are along for the ride. (more...)

WGAW to Honor Harold Ramis with 2015 Screen Laurel AwardWGAW to Honor Harold Ramis with 2015 Screen Laurel Award
by Movies News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

The Writers Guild of America, West will honor late screenwriter-director-actor-producer Harold Ramis with its Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement at the Writers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 14. Erica Mann Ramis and family will accept the award on his behalf. (more...)

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