Jerry Lewis News

Gary Lewis & The Playboys '60s Pop Classics Coming to Spencer Theater, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Excellent seats ($59 & $56) are available! Call the Box Office at 575.336.4800 or go to www.spencertheater.com for tickets. A pre-show beef & shrimp kebabs lobby buffet will be available for $20 at 6 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO: Jerry Lewis Leaves His Mark in Front of Hollywood's Iconic Theater
by Movies News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Legendary comedian Jerry Lewis, whose career has spanned more than 70 years, cemented his place in entertainment history by leaving his handprints and footprints in front of the iconic TLC Chinese Theater in Hollywood. (more...)

MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Comes to The Wallis, 5/9-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Wallis Center for the Performing Arts presents Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life for 19 performances only from May 9 - 24, 2014 in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. Maurice Hines, a Tony Award nominee, is a celebrated dancer, choreographer, director, and singer, whose impressive career spans over 40 years. Directed by Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's Newsies and Grey Gardens), Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life features D.C.'s dynamic tap-dancing duo, the Manzari Brothers, as well as the all-female, nine-piece big band, The Diva Jazz Orchestra. (more...)

Quentin Tarantino to Host Film Tribute in Honor of Jerry Lewis in LA, 4/12
by Movies News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

In honor of legendary actor, filmmaker and humanitarian Jerry Lewis' footprinting ceremony at the Chinese Theatre, as part of the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival Tribute, Quentin Tarantino is hosting a four-film screening at the New Beverly Cinema on Saturday, April 12. This event will be free to the public. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present Leslie Caron & David Engel in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, 4/26-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present screen legend Leslie Caron, in her first Southern California theatrical performance in over 25 years! SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, written by Richard Alfieri, with choreography by Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and directed by Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot). SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will also feature 6-time Ovation Award-winning actor David Engel. "What an honor to have on our stage the incomparable Leslie Caron and the multi-talented David Engel," remarks Wood. "It's a dream cast and a dream come true. With Michael Arabian and Donna McKechnie directing and choreographing, this has to be one of the most anticipated productions in the Playhouse's storied history,' adds Wareham. SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will begin previews on Saturday, April 26 and will open on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

WIZARD OF OZ & More Set for TCM's Classic Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) has announced that six of their classic films with upcoming tent-pole Blu-ray anniversary and special editions will be featured at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival from April 10-13 in Hollywood. (more...)

Yale Rep to Stage World Premiere of THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND, 4/18-5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Yale Repertory Theatre, in a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, presents the world premiere of The House that will not Stand by Marcus Gardley, directed by Patricia McGregor. The House that will not Stand will be performed at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) April 18-May 10. Opening Night is Thursday, April 24. (more...)

Merrill, Jay and Jimmy Osmond Coming to The Orleans Showroom, 5/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Idolized around the world, The Osmonds - brothers Merrill, Jay and Jimmy - will perform at The Orleans Showroom May 2, 3 and 4. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst Set for Temple Beth Tikvah, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

An evening of theater at Temple Beth Tikvah is set for Saturday April 5, 2014, beginning at 6 PM with a light dinner then, Klea Blackhurst, who played Dolly in this past summer's Goodspeed Opera production of Hello Dolly!, is coming to Temple Beth Tikvah to perform her review, Everything the Traffic will Allow, on Saturday, April 5. (more...)

Musical Theatre West to Present West Coast Premiere of S'WONDERFUL, 4/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Musical Theatre West presents the third production of their 61st season, the West Coast Premiere of S'WONDERFUL: The New Gershwin Musical, created and directed by Ray Roderick, musicaldirection by Bret Simmons with choreography by Charlie Williams. S'WONDERFUL will preview on Friday, April 4, open on Saturday, April 5 and perform for three weeks only through Sunday, April 20 at The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, located at 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. (more...)

Richard Dreyfuss & More Set for TCM Star-Studded Film Festival Line-Up
by Movies News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

As the countdown continues toward the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has unveiled the lineup for Club TCM, the central gathering point for festival passholders. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Group Rep Produces a Well-Honed BOEING BOEING
by Don Grigware - Mar 03, 2014

Boeing Boeing/by Marc Camoletti/translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans/directed by Larry Eisenberg/Group rep/through April 13 (more...)

THE NUTTY PROFESSOR 50th Annivesary to Debut on Blu-ray, 6/3
by Movies News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

The Nutty Professor, one of Jerry Lewis' most celebrated comedies, will be released on Blu-ray by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) June 3 in a brand-new 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition. (more...)

Comedian Bobby Collins to Return to State Theatre, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

A State Theatre Fan Favorite, Bobby Collins is the #1 most played and requested comedian on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio. The 'most natural comedian working today,' according to the New York Times, returns to the State Theatre on Friday, March 21st. (more...)

Nicolas King to Play Ocean State Theatre, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its first full season in its new state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick, will present Rhode Island's own Nicolas King in concert for a one-night-only event on Sunday, March 2 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Impressionist Christina Bianco Sings 'Let It Go' as Menzel, Chenoweth & More!
by Movies News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Christina Bianco performed at New York's Birdland and treated the audience to covers of the Oscar-nominated song 'Let It Go' from Disney's Frozen ala Idina Menzel, Demi Lovato and other famous vocalists. (more...)

Richard Dreyfuss, Mel Brooks & More Join 2014 TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL Line-Up
by TV News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has added an exciting roster of screen legends and beloved titles to the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival, (more...)

BWW Reviews: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at the Kennedy Center - You'll Need Your Imagination
by Charles Shubow - Feb 04, 2014

Like WICKED was a prequel to the 'Wizard of Oz', PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is a prequel to J. M. Barrie's 'Peter Pan'. (more...)

Kansas, Jerry Lewis and More Set for La Mirada Theatre's MARCH MADNESS 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts presents an extraordinary month of entertainment - it's MARCH MADNESS once again and during the month of March, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is going to celebrate by bringing you the 40th Anniversary concert of one of the greatest rock bands of all-time, KANSAS; invite you to enjoy an afternoon or evening with the King of Comedy - the legendary comedian and humanitarian Jerry Lewis; or swing to the big band sounds of 'IN THE MOOD,' and more! There is something for everyone this March in La Mirada - enjoy one or all of our March Madness events! (more...)

Sunda Croonquist Set for RAGING JEWS OF COMEDY, 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Comic Sunda Croonquist brings her flavorful, hilarious "kosher soul food" to the sunshine state on Saturday, February 1st as part of "The Raging Jews of Comedy" (RJOC) performance at the Carole & Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium of Florida Atlantic University located at 777 Glades Road in Boca Raton, FL. Tickets start at $29.00 and for information, call 1-800-564-9539 or go to: www.fauevents.com (more...)

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