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Date Of Birth:
February 14, 1894
Date Of Death:
December 26, 1974 (80)
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL, USA
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Possum Point Players to Present HOLLYWOOD HOLIDAY, Begin. 12/5Possum Point Players to Present HOLLYWOOD HOLIDAY, Begin. 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Georgetown DE It's Christmas time and Elvis is in the building! Or should we say, in the Hall when Possum Point Players present 'Hollywood Holiday' Dec. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14; Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 pm and Sunday shows will began at a special curtain time of 3 pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: SONG OF SOLOMON Presented at The Actors' TemplePhoto Coverage: SONG OF SOLOMON Presented at The Actors' Temple
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 18, 2014

Where else to present a concert version of a new, original Broadway musical titled "Song Of Solomon than at the Actors' Temple. The historic building, constructed in 1923, has been designated a national landmark and the synagogue has been home to many of the greats in show business. Some of it's members and congregants were Al Jolson, Edward G. Robinson, Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Henny Youngman, Eddie Cantor and countless other lesser-known actors, comedians, singers, playwrights, composers, musicians, writers, dancers and theatrical agents. Academy Award winner Shelley Winters kept the High Holy Days in the Actors Temple. as well as The Three Stooges, and Harpo Marx who attended services. Ed Sullivan, whose wife Sylvia Weinstein was Jewish, was also a member. (more...)

Kaufman and Hart - The Works of Broadway's Legendary DuoKaufman and Hart - The Works of Broadway's Legendary Duo
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 28, 2014

This season's revival of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opens on Broadway tonight, and in honor of the playwriting pair's long list of contributions to the theatre, we've rounded up some of their most notable works. Scroll down to learn more about the duo's canon! (more...)

Jerry Lewis Coming to Aurora's Paramount, 10/26Jerry Lewis Coming to Aurora's Paramount, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Jerry Lewis is one of the most recognized personalities on the planet. He's an Academy Award winner, Hollywood/Las Vegas icon, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and international treasure. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jerry Lewis to Play Paramount's Aurora Theatre, 10/26STAGE TUBE: Jerry Lewis to Play Paramount's Aurora Theatre, 10/26
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2014

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The Golden Boys to Play the Mayo Center, 10/11The Golden Boys to Play the Mayo Center, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Enjoy an evening of musical memories featuring three original American idols - Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell - when Dick Fox's The Golden Boys returns to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 8 pm. Tickets are $69-99. (more...)

Possum Point Players To Hold Auditions for New Christmas Show, 9/21-22Possum Point Players To Hold Auditions for New Christmas Show, 9/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

On Sunday, September 21st at 5 PM, and Monday, September 22nd at 7 PM, the Possum Point Players (PPP) and director Donna deKuyper will conduct audition for an original Christmas show "Hollywood Holiday." The show will be performed December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: On the Eve of the 18th Annual Long Island Al Jolson Festival - The Confessions of a Jolson FanaticCABARET 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...)

The Life of Studio 54The Life of Studio 54
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jul 8, 2014

Studio 54 was known for two things before Roundabout purchased this historic theatre: being a famous club and being a cursed theatre, with shows sometimes opening and closing in the same night. However, Roundabout turned Studio 54's luck around with successful productions likeSunday in the Park with George, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and, of course, Cabaret. (more...)

Maureen Lipman & Harry Shearer to Join Oliver Cotton in West End's DAYTONA, 28 June - 23 AugustMaureen Lipman & Harry Shearer to Join Oliver Cotton in West End's DAYTONA, 28 June - 23 August
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Maureen Lipman and Harry Shearer join Oliver Cotton in the West End transfer of his play, Daytona. Directed by David Grindley, Daytona will begin performances at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 28 June and will complete its strictly limited 8 week run on 23 August 2014. Press night is on 7 July 2014. Daytona received its world premiere at London's Park Theatre in 2013 and this production marks the Theatre Royal Haymarket's first collaboration with an off West End theatre venue. (more...)

Lipman and Shearer To Star In West End Transfer Of DAYTONA, From June 2014Lipman and Shearer To Star In West End Transfer Of DAYTONA, From June 2014
by Carrie Dunn - May 20, 2014

Maureen Lipman and Harry Shearer join Oliver Cotton in the West End transfer of his play,Daytona. Directed by David Grindley, Daytona will begin performances at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 28 June and will complete its strictly limited 8 week run on 23 August 2014. Press night is on 7 July 2014. Daytona received its world premiere at London's Park Theatre in 2013 and this production marks the Theatre Royal Haymarket's first collaboration with an off West End theatre venue. (more...)

Broadway's Neile Adams McQueen to Open 4th Idyllwild Authors Series, 6/1Broadway's Neile Adams McQueen to Open 4th Idyllwild Authors Series, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Author and Broadway star, Neile Adams McQueen, the former wife of the late movie star idol Steve McQueen, will kick off The Fourth Annual Idyllwild Authors Series presented by Eduardo Santiago & Pen Center USA on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Cafe Aroma, 54750 North Circle Drive, Idyllwild, CA 92549. (more...)

BWW Interview: Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Nominee Jim BrochuBWW 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...)

From Capitol Hill to the Van Wezel, Mark Russell to Bring the Banter to Sarasota, 3/31From Capitol Hill to the Van Wezel, Mark Russell to Bring the Banter to Sarasota, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Long before Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert, there was Mark Russell, daring to joke and sing of the often absurd political process. With his impeccable timing, twinkling eyes, and insights into American politics, Mark Russell will grace the Van Wezel stage on March 31, 2014. (more...)

Patti Boulaye, Cantabile - The London Quartet and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, Now thru April 2014Patti Boulaye, Cantabile - The London Quartet and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, Now thru April 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

January and February have seen sell-out performances at the Crazy Coqs and March and April look set to continue the trend. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Mesa - Week of 3/02/2014Now Playing Onstage in Mesa - Week of 3/02/2014
by BWW - Mar 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/02/2014 for Mesa (more...)

Patti Boulaye, Cantabile - The London Quartet and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, March-April 2014Patti Boulaye, Cantabile - The London Quartet and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, March-April 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

January and February have seen sell-out performances at the Crazy Coqs and March and April look set to continue the trend. (more...)

Wayne Morton Joins Cast of TheatreZone's HIGH SCOIETY - THE MUSICAL, Opening 2/6Wayne Morton Joins Cast of TheatreZone's HIGH SCOIETY - THE MUSICAL, Opening 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Veteran theater, television and commercial actor Wayne Morton returns to TheatreZone as the loveable and absent-minded Uncle Willie in the High Society - The Musical, the upper crust comedy featuring music by the legendary Cole Porter, opening Thursday, February 6 at the G&L Theatre in Naples. (more...)

LA'S NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2014 to Sing in the New Year at Sterling's Upstairs, 1/5-2/16LA'S NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2014 to Sing in the New Year at Sterling's Upstairs, 1/5-2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2014

LA's Next Great Stage StarŪ 2014 sings in the New Year beginning Sunday, January 5 at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, the most critically acclaimed concert supper club in the greater Los Angeles area. (more...)

New York Theater Producer Honey Waldman Passes Away at 87New York Theater Producer Honey Waldman Passes Away at 87
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2013

The New York Times reports that Honey Waldman, who along with her husband refurbished a movie house in Nyack and a bank in the East Village into two theaters, passed away on December 8, 2013, due to heart failure. She was 87. (more...)

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