Hugh Hefner News

Amazon Greenlights Original Series AMERICAN PLAYBOY: THE HUGH HEFNER STORY for Prime VideoAmazon Greenlights Original Series AMERICAN PLAYBOY: THE HUGH HEFNER STORY for Prime Video
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The Amazon Original Series draws from unprecedented access to more than 17,000 hours of footage and over 2,600 scrapbooks from Hefner's personal archives, chronicling the life of an American icon and the history of the brand he created (more...)

Amazon Greenlights American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story for Prime VideoAmazon Greenlights American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story for Prime Video
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

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BWW Review: Joe Morton Spectacular as Dick Gregory in Gretchen Law's Dynamic TURN ME LOOSEBWW Review: Joe Morton Spectacular as Dick Gregory in Gretchen Law's Dynamic TURN ME LOOSE
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

The actor convincingly recreates the finesse, the sublimated anger and the stinging wit of the comedy trailblazer and civil rights activist. (more...)

Legal Brothel Owner Eyes Purchase Of Playboy Mansion To Establish Los Angeles Bunny Ranch HeadquartersLegal Brothel Owner Eyes Purchase Of Playboy Mansion To Establish Los Angeles Bunny Ranch Headquarters
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

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by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Renown SF Celebrity Mosaic Portrait Artist Jason Mecier presents CELEBRITY TRASH - New Celebrity Portraits - as part of his CELEBRITY JUNK DRAWER ongoing series.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg, Lady Gaga, Donald Trump Celebrity Impersonators Set for THE REEL AWARDS, Feb 22Whoopi Goldberg, Lady Gaga, Donald Trump Celebrity Impersonators Set for THE REEL AWARDS, Feb 22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Lights! Cameras! Action! International Celebrity Images will present The 22nd Production of THE REEL AWARDS, an entertaining two and a half-hour tongue in cheek parody, homage, spoof and tribute to the real Academy Awards, on Monday, February 22, 2016 at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino; 129 East Fremont Street; Las Vegas, NV 89101. Then, from Tuesday through Thursday, February 23 - 25, 2016, the Tribute Artists Convention will be presented at the hotel as well. (more...)

Valley Forge Casino Resort Sets 38 Special & Artie Lange for Thanksgiving WeekendValley Forge Casino Resort Sets 38 Special & Artie Lange for Thanksgiving Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

Valley Forge Casino Resort (1160 First Avenue) kicks off the holidays with an all-star lineup for Thanksgiving Weekend. Legendary rock favorites 38 Special brings four decades of timeless arena-rock to King of Prussia on Black Friday, November 27, 2015. Experience Howard Stern alum and MadTV's Artie Lange as you have never heard him before on Saturday, November 28, 2015. All shows will take place in the Event Center and start at 8:00pm (doors open 7:00pm). Tickets for 38 Special are available on Ticketmaster for $34, $40 and $70, and tickets for Lange are available on Ticketmaster for $35 and $50. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Joan Rivers Tribute & More Set for Kennedy Center's 2016 Comedy LineupJane Lynch, Joan Rivers Tribute & More Set for Kennedy Center's 2016 Comedy Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

The Kennedy Center today announced a robust schedule of 2015-2016 performances as part of Comedy at the Kennedy Center, the largest since the new series was established in the 2014-2015 season. Capital One is the presenting sponsor. Comedy at the Kennedy Center will include three signature events in the Concert Hall, featuring nationally renowned comedic acts, and the Center's first District of Comedy Festival from June 22-25, showcasing an array of celebrated comedians who will be performing on stages across the building. The District of Comedy Festival will also launch a newly-engaged collaboration with Chicago's legendary comedy theater, The Second City, featuring a Kennedy Center commission that focuses on the history of the United States, which will run for six weeks in the Theater Lab. Tickets for these events go on sale to members on Monday, November 23, 2015 and to the general public on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 (unless otherwise noted). (more...)

PHOTO: First Look - Sarah Jessica Parker Stars in New HBO Comedy DIVORCEPHOTO: First Look - Sarah Jessica Parker Stars in New HBO Comedy DIVORCE
by TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

At left, check out the first look photo from HBO's new comedy series DIVORCE, which is currently in production in New York. (more...)

Playboy Enterprises Unveils U.S. Retail Strategy with the Launch of PlayboyShop.comPlayboy Enterprises Unveils U.S. Retail Strategy with the Launch of PlayboyShop.com
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

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Artie Lange Comes to Ridgefield Playhouse TonightArtie Lange Comes to Ridgefield Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Unleashed from the confines of commercial TV and radio, Artie Lange returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse tonight, November 7 at 8 p.m. as part of the Clark Construction Comedy Series, after a sold out show in 2014.  One of the most sought after live comedians in the business, Lange began his career in the comedy clubs of New York City, where he helped to create the popular sketch comedy group 'Live on Tape', which landed him his debut television role as one of the original series regulars on FOX's “Mad TV.” (more...)

BWW Review: Irresistibly Beguiling MY FAIR LADY Blooms at Musical Theatre WestBWW Review: Irresistibly Beguiling MY FAIR LADY Blooms at Musical Theatre West
by Michael L. Quintos - Nov 1, 2015

Fourth time's the charm for Musical Theatre West as the award-winning regional theater company opens its 63rd season with the 1956 Lerner and Loewe Broadway classic MY FAIR LADY. Retaining the effervescent wit and jubilant spirit of the original, MTW's irresistibly beguiling, top-notch local revival---now on stage at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts in Long Beach, CA through November 8---is a thoroughly enjoyable production from start to finish. Filled with wit, charm, memorable tunes, and timeless, often uplifting humor, MY FAIR LADY is basically the comfort food of classic musicals... and MTW wisely sticks with this winning formula. After all... why mess with a near-perfect classic? (more...)

Halloween Scare: Cult Movie Producer Jack H. Harris Releases New Book, "Father of the Blob: The Making of a Monster Smash and Other Hollywood Tales"Halloween Scare: Cult Movie Producer Jack H. Harris Releases New Book, "Father of the Blob: The Making of a Monster Smash and Other Hollywood Tales"
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2015

This Halloween, Legendary Cult Classic Movie Producer, Jack H. Harris, releases his book, "Father of the Blob: The Making of a Monster Smash and Other Hollywood Tales," published by TVGuestpert Publishing. (more...)

Playboy Takes Next Step in Major Brand Re-Alignment with Transformative Changes to Its Flagship MagazinePlayboy Takes Next Step in Major Brand Re-Alignment with Transformative Changes to Its Flagship Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

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Artie Lange Coming to Ridgefield Playhouse, 11/7Artie Lange Coming to Ridgefield Playhouse, 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Unleashed from the confines of commercial TV and radio, Artie Lange returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, November 7 at 8 p.m. as part of the Clark Construction Comedy Series, after a sold out show in 2014.  One of the most sought after live comedians in the business, Lange began his career in the comedy clubs of New York City, where he helped to create the popular sketch comedy group 'Live on Tape', which landed him his debut television role as one of the original series regulars on FOX's “Mad TV.” (more...)

Patrick Soluri's SALON Series Evokes Playboy Clubs of the Swinging '60s With Sophisticated & Titillating Musical Soiree at The Players Club TonightPatrick Soluri's SALON Series Evokes Playboy Clubs of the Swinging '60s With Sophisticated & Titillating Musical Soiree at The Players Club Tonight
by Stephen Hanks - Oct 2, 2015

On Monday, October 2 from 7 pm to 12:30 am at The Players Club, Patrick Solari's Prohibition Productions Series, THE SALON, will present an exclusive 'Antique Cocktail Party' celebrating the Playboy Clubs of the 1960s. The event will feature live music, DJs, classic burlesque, antique cocktails (made from unopened vintage bottles of 1960s spirits), and of course BUNNIES, all in honor of the book release of 'PLAYBOY SWINGS: How Hugh Hefner and Playboy Changed the Face of Music' written by Patty Farmer and Will Friedwald. Serving as the iconic 'Playboy Mansion' will be the beautiful & historic olde-world private club, The Players on 16 Gramercy Park South (between Park Ave and Irving Place on 20th Street). Like each Playboy Club of the era, guests receive a key upon arrival and have three rooms to frolic, dance and imbibe--THE PLAYPEN, THE LIVING ROOM, and THE LIBRARY-during what promises to be a sophisticated and titillating soiree. (more...)

Patrick Soluri's SALON Series Evokes Playboy Clubs of the Swinging '60s With Sophisticated & Titillating Musical Soiree at The Players Club, 10/2Patrick Soluri's SALON Series Evokes Playboy Clubs of the Swinging '60s With Sophisticated & Titillating Musical Soiree at The Players Club, 10/2
by Stephen Hanks - Sep 30, 2015

On Monday, October 2 from 7 pm to 12:30 am at The Players Club, Patrick Solari's Prohibition Productions Series, THE SALON, will present an exclusive 'Antique Cocktail Party' celebrating the Playboy Clubs of the 1960s. The event will feature live music, DJs, classic burlesque, antique cocktails (made from unopened vintage bottles of 1960s spirits), and of course BUNNIES, all in honor of the book release of 'PLAYBOY SWINGS: How Hugh Hefner and Playboy Changed the Face of Music' written by Patty Farmer and Will Friedwald. Serving as the iconic 'Playboy Mansion' will be the beautiful & historic olde-world private club, The Players on 16 Gramercy Park South (between Park Ave and Irving Place on 20th Street). Like each Playboy Club of the era, guests receive a key upon arrival and have three rooms to frolic, dance and imbibe--THE PLAYPEN, THE LIVING ROOM, and THE LIBRARY-during what promises to be a sophisticated and titillating soiree. (more...)

Sneak Peek - WHO'S THE BOSS? Star Danny Pintauro Set for Next OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?Sneak Peek - WHO'S THE BOSS? Star Danny Pintauro Set for Next OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

In an all-new episode of the popular series, “Oprah: Where Are They Now?,” Oprah sits down with former child star Danny Pintauro, who came out as a gay man after a national tabloid contacting him to say they were outing him, with or without his permission. (more...)

David Oyelowo & More Set for New Season of OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?, Premiering TonightDavid Oyelowo & More Set for New Season of OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?, Premiering Tonight
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2015

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will premiere an all-new season of “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” today, September 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT with award-winning actor David Oyelowo (“Selma”) and former “Oprah” show guest Ashley Smith (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 9/13/2015Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 9/13/2015
by BWW - Sep 13, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/13/2015 for Philadelphia (more...)

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