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Date Of Birth:
February 14, 1894
Date Of Death:
December 26, 1974 (80)
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL, USA
Gender: Male
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Jack Benny News

Date of Birth: February 14, 1894
Date of Death: December 26, 1974 (80)
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA
Gender: Male
BroadHollow Theatre Company Announces Upcoming Winter Season
by Louisa Brady - Jul 2, 2016

BroadHollow Theatre Company has announced its upcoming winter season. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Review: APT'S DEATH OF A SALESMAN Foreshadows Demise of the American DreamBWW Review: APT'S DEATH OF A SALESMAN Foreshadows Demise of the American Dream
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jun 20, 2016

Arthur Miller's 1949 Pulitzer Prize winning play Death of a Salesman might be considered by critics the most influential play of the 20th century. American Players Theatre presents a visceral, gut-wrenching production at the Up the Hill Theatre, the scenery drenched in depression glass colored green.: A green bedspread on a tarnished brass bed, a green ice box stands behind a humble green table and four chairs. Envisioned by Scenic Designer Michael Ganio, did he and veteran Director Kenneth Albers infer Willy Loman suffer from depression, was green with envy for his his brother Ben and friend Charley? Or did this particular hue represent the institutional green characterizing hospitals and mental asylums in the '40's and '50's symbolizing the breakdown between a person's memory and reality that Willy and his family struggle with? (more...)

Catalina Bar & Grill Hosts a Broadway Star with NEILE ADAMS SINGS KANDER & EBBCatalina Bar & Grill Hosts a Broadway Star with NEILE ADAMS SINGS KANDER & EBB
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028 will present Broadway, film and television star Neile Adams in NEILE ADAMS SINGS KANDER & EBB, featuring popular show tunes from "Chicago," "The Rink," "Flora the Red Menace," "Kiss of the Spider Woman," "The Act," "Steel Pier," "Funny Lady" "Woman of the Year" and "The Happy Time." The show will be presented on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 8:30p.m. (more...)

Blue Note Hawaii Sets June LineupBlue Note Hawaii Sets June Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

For Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, June begins with one of the most celebrated singer-songwriters in recent history, Christopher Cross, followed by a Reggae Meets Jazz series with Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express, contemporary jazz instrumentalist group Acoustic Alchemy and Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton. June also brings a host of local talent including Adagio, Willie K, Paula Fuga, Darren Benitez, Hotclub of Hulaville, Rolando Sanchez, Little Albert and Jake Shimabukuro. Blue Note Hawaii also continues Gospel Brunch every Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. show time and doors opening at 11:00 a.m. (more...)

BroadHollow Theatre Company to Present GEORGE AND GRACIE in OctoberBroadHollow Theatre Company to Present GEORGE AND GRACIE in October
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The George Burns tells the story of his life with Gracie, the dizzy comedienne whose 'illogical logic' charmed America. Burns recalls their first meeting, the vaudeville tours, family days in Hollywood, and their lasting friendship with Jack Benny and other entertainment greats. Here is one of America's most beloved comedians remembering the woman he loved best and the extraordinary life they shared together. (more...)

BWW Review: Pink Lady Brings MAGICAL MUSICAL MATINEES to the WhitefireBWW Review: Pink Lady Brings MAGICAL MUSICAL MATINEES to the Whitefire
by Don Grigware - Apr 29, 2016

On Thursday April 21, Prime Time Players presented their second of three Magical Musical Matinees at the Whitefire Theatre. It was a delightful show full of talented people 60 years young or older. There was dancing, singing and comedy all wrapped up with a pink bow in the name of Jackie Goldberg, the Pink Lady. Goldberg stands for Senior Star Power 'Get Up, Get Out and Get a Life!' The talent in this show are prime examples of people who are still vital and full of performing glee. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY:  Jack Benny and George Burns in HELLO, DOLLY!?; It Might Have HappenedFLASH FRIDAY: Jack Benny and George Burns in HELLO, DOLLY!?; It Might Have Happened
by Michael Dale - Jan 22, 2016

Producer David Merrick brought in a parade of stars to follow Carol Channing, but there was one that got away. (more...)

Wow, Wow, Wow Fellas! Meet the Creative Team of Broadway-Bound HELLO, DOLLY!Wow, Wow, Wow Fellas! Meet the Creative Team of Broadway-Bound HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported this morning, Bette Midler will indeed return to Broadway in one of the most cherished shows in musical theater history when she takes on the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in Michael Stewart's (book) and Jerry Herman's (music and lyrics) masterpiece, Hello, Dolly!. Directed by four-time Tony AwardŽ winner Jerry Zaks, Hello, Dolly! will begin performances on Broadway on March 13, 2017, with an official opening night of April 20, 2017. Rehearsals begin one year from today. This new production of Hello, Dolly!, the first new production of this classic musical to appear on Broadway since it opened more than fifty years ago, will have at its helm Jerry Zaks as its director, and will feature choreography by Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle. The new Dolly! will pay tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion, which has been hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Below, reacquaint yourself with the creative team, old and new! (more...)

ANNIE, Starring Heidi Gray, Comes to the National Theatre This Spring; Cast Announced!ANNIE, Starring Heidi Gray, Comes to the National Theatre This Spring; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Leapin' lizards! With more than 400 performances under her belt, the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play the National Theatre for one week only, March 15 - 20, 2016. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic 1977 Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

BWW Review: MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Shimmers With Warmth And EleganceBWW Review: MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Shimmers With Warmth And Elegance
by Michael Dale - Jan 12, 2016

A stylish supper club style tribute to his brother, Gregory Hines, and their mother. (more...)

The Hole in the Wall Theater Announces Pair of Holiday ShowcasesThe Hole in the Wall Theater Announces Pair of Holiday Showcases
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

The Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) in New Britain, will present two family friendly productions that are sure to put you in the holiday spirit: Christmas Live Old Time Radio, and Frozen Fever with Elsa, Anna and Santa Claus. (more...)

Antenna TV Adds 26 New StationsAntenna TV Adds 26 New Stations
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

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getTV Presents A Festive Lineup Of Rare Christmas Variety Specials Hosted By Andy Williams, Bing Crosby, Mitzi Gaynor, Perry Como, Sonny & Cher, And More, Airing Every WegetTV Presents A Festive Lineup Of Rare Christmas Variety Specials Hosted By Andy Williams, Bing Crosby, Mitzi Gaynor, Perry Como, Sonny & Cher, And More, Airing Every We
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

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Lee Roy Reams Talks Tackling Title Role in HELLO, DOLLY! at The Wick Theatre This MonthLee Roy Reams Talks Tackling Title Role in HELLO, DOLLY! at The Wick Theatre This Month
by Sally Henry - Nov 8, 2015

Rehearsals are in full swing for the November 5 opening of HELLO, DOLLY!, starring Lee Roy Reams in the title role. This is the first time that the part of 'Dolly' will be played by a man in a sanctioned, Equity production. (more...)

It's You!  It's Who?  Handy Footnotes For DAMES AT SEA's Name-Dropping Love SongIt's You! It's Who? Handy Footnotes For DAMES AT SEA's Name-Dropping Love Song
by Michael Dale - Oct 24, 2015

If your knowledge of pop culture doesn't quite extend to the Busby Berkeley era, here are some quick footnotes to help you along: (more...)

The Actors' Temple Announces ARTS @ AT Series, with Comedy, Music & MoreThe Actors' Temple Announces ARTS @ AT Series, with Comedy, Music & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

In celebrating the New Year 5776, The Actors' Temple, founded in 1917 and located in a landmark building in the heart of the theater district since 1923, introduces a new initiative ARTS @ AT, to reinforce their historic commitment to serving Jewish theater artists and maintaining a relationship with the surrounding NYC arts community. Sophie Tucker, Red Buttons, Jack Benny and the Three Stooges are among the scores of well-known entertainers who frequented its striking halls. The Actors' Temple is located at 339 West 47th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenue. (more...)

BWW Review: 'Blanche, Did Ya Know There Are Rats in the Cellar?' Circuit's BUYER AND CELLAR Clarifies ThatBWW Review: 'Blanche, Did Ya Know There Are Rats in the Cellar?' Circuit's BUYER AND CELLAR Clarifies That
by Joseph Baker - Aug 31, 2015

Take a trip to Barbra's basement. (more...)

Theater 2020 to Hold Rare Hart/Kaufman Comedy ReadingTheater 2020 to Hold Rare Hart/Kaufman Comedy Reading
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2015

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights resident professional theater company continues its popular Hearthside Reading Series at the Brooklyn Public library, with a FREE reading of the rarely heard Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman comedy "George Washington Slept Here" on Saturday October 10th at 2pm. (more...)

Charles Busch, Samantha Marie Ware & More Set for 54 Below This WeekCharles Busch, Samantha Marie Ware & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 20-26, Featuring Clyde Alves, Samantha Marie Ware, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 20-26, Featuring Clyde Alves, Samantha Marie Ware, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jul 19, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Broadway Song & Dance Man: Clyde Alves at Birdland; Ladies of Eve, Featuring Daisy Eagan, Ellyn Marie Marsh, and More; Mara Wilson & Jenny Jaffe Present: Send in the Clowns; George Abud: Never Been Young with Special Guests Mary Beth Peil & Elizabeth A. Davis; and Samantha Marie Ware, Guest Starring GLEE's Alex Newell. (more...)

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