Joan Collins News

Jess Robinson Presents Her Debut Solo Show MIGHTY VOICE at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 30 July - 25 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

'ONE OF THE NATION'S FUNNIEST IMPERSONATORS' - Independent Jess Robinson, the star of BBC1's Dead Ringers, Impressions Show, and the UK tour of Jim Cartwright's Little Voice, is proud to present her debut solo show at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 'A BLIZZARD OF SONGS. SHE BRINGS THE HOUSE DOWN' - Express Join Jess for a sublime hour of music and laughter as she impersonates everyone from classic Hollywood stars to pampered pop celebs. Discover why she is a mimic (her overbearing Jewish mother) and learn some impressions yourself so you can impress your mates. You may never be yourself again... (more...)

Photo Flash: THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Opens at the Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Never underestimate the power of designer shoes on matters of the heart. Theatre Planners presents a romantic comedy by Emmy Award-winning writer Peter Lefcourt. Terri Hanauer directs the world premiere of The Way You Look Tonight, opening tonight as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: British Actor Jon Peterson Brings Littlechap Anthony Newley to Memorable Life in His Original Work at Fringe
by Don Grigware - Jun 23, 2014

'...He Wrote Good Songs'/Littlechap. A Life of Anthony Newley./written & performed by Jon Peterson/directed by Gwen Hillier/musical direction by Joshua Eli Kranz/Asylum Lab Theatre/selected performance as part of Hollywood Fringe 2014/remaining performance: Saturday June 28 at 5:30 pm (more...)

THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT to Run 7/12-8/24 at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Never underestimate the power of designer shoes on matters of the heart. Theatre Planners presents a romantic comedy by Emmy Award-winning writer Peter Lefcourt. Terri Hanauer directs the world premiere of The Way You Look Tonight, opening July 12 as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Sterling's Upstairs to Celebrate 8th Anniversary this Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2014

Sterling's Upstairs - housed at popular LA hot spot The Federal in North Hollywood's NoHo Arts District - has not only been described by the Los Angeles Times as "LA's cabaret destination;" but was just cited by LA Weekly as one of Los Angeles's top five supper clubs, With an arsenal of similar accolades from LA based media, Sterling's Upstairs celebrates its eight-year anniversary this month with Broadway performers Maura Hanlon Smith (June 9), Sandy Bainum (June 22) and Bernard Dotson (June 29-June 30). Kritzerland Records' Nobody Does it Better... The songs of Dorothy Fields kicked off the month-long celebration on June 1st featuring Tara Browne, Cynthia Ferrer, Zachary Ford, Kim Huber, Jenna Lea Rosen, Sami Staitman, Sarah Staitman, Robert Yacko and Special Guest... Broadway's Kerry O'Malley. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Fringe Spotlight: Jon Peterson in HE WROTE GOOD SONGS
by Ellen Dostal - May 17, 2014

Jon Peterson brings his new one man show HE WROTE GOOD SONGS to the Hollywood Fringe Festival beginning June 8. Here Jon tells us why he loves this story and why it's perfect for the Fringe. (more...)

MCT's LEND ME A TENOR Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) presents Ken Ludwig's classic farce LEND ME A TENOR, April 10-27, 2014. This production is a collaboration with the Marquette University Theatre Department with several students, alumni and faculty filling roles both onstage and on the creative team. Ken Ludwig's LEND ME A TENOR performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Cabot Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Teams Up With Marquette University For LEND ME A TENOR, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) presents Ken Ludwig's classic farce LEND ME A TENOR, today, April 10-27, 2014. (more...)

UP Celebrates Easter with THE GREATEST STORIES OF THE BIBLE, Beg. Today
by TV News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

For two weeks in April, television audiences will be treated to an unprecedented collection of inspirational movies and mini-series when UP once again presents 'The Greatest Stories of The Bible' in honor of the Easter season. America's favorite network for uplifting entertainment will mark the holiday for a second year with an Unforgettable programming schedule. Starting today, April 7 and continuing through Easter, Sunday, April 20, UP will air 21 classic stories from the New and Old Testaments (11 never-before-seen on UP), plus one all-new UP Original Movie during prime time, totaling more than 123 hours of programming. (more...)

Scoop: THE TALK on CBS - Week of April 7, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 07, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE TALK, airing on CBS for the week of April 7, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: THE TALK on CBS - Week of April 7, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 04, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE TALK, airing on CBS for the week of April 7, 2014! (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Teams Up With Marquette University For LEND ME A TENOR, 4/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) presents Ken Ludwig's classic farce LEND ME A TENOR, April 10-27, 2014. This production is a collaboration with the Marquette University Theatre Department with several students, alumni and faculty filling roles both onstage and on the creative team. Ken Ludwig's LEND ME A TENOR performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Cabot Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

UP to Celebrate Easter with THE GREATEST STORIES OF THE BIBLE, Beg. 4/7
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

For two weeks in April, television audiences will be treated to an unprecedented collection of inspirational movies and mini-series when UP once again presents ďThe Greatest Stories of The BibleĒ in honor of the Easter season. (more...)

UP's Two-Week Celebration Of Easter Presents 'The Greatest Stories Of The Bible'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

ATLANTA, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ For two weeks in April, television audiences will be treated to an unprecedented collection of inspirational movies and mini-series when UP once again presents 'The Greatest Stories of The Bible' in honor of the Easter season. America's favorite network for uplifting entertainment will mark the holiday for a second year with an unforgettable programming schedule. Starting on Monday, April 7 and continuing through Easter, Sunday, April 20, UP will air 21 classic stories from the New and Old Testaments (11 never-before-seen on UP), plus one all-new UP Original Movie during prime time, totaling more than 123 hours of programming. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, Opening Todayth
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Jemima Rooper, Sandra Dickinson, Simon Jones and Patsy Ferran join Janie Dee, Charles Edwards and Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit, directed by Michael Blakemore. This new production of NoŽl Coward's sharp comedy of social mores opens at the Gielgud Theatre on 18 March 2014, with previews from 1 March. (more...)

TheatreWorks Stages ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, presents ONCE ON THIS ISLAND from the Tony Award-winning creators of Ragtime. A timeless legend filled with joy, heartache, and adventure, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, winner of the Oliver Award for Best New Musical, boasts a score pulsing with irresistible Caribbean beats by Tony Award-winner Stephen Flaherty, with book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. TheatreWorks Artistic Director Robert Kelley will direct this uplifting musical, which takes its story from a book by Rosa Guy, in turn inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Little Mermaid.' Choreographed by award-winning director, choreographer, and actor Gerry McIntyre, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND plays today, March 5-30, 2014 (press opening March 8) at TheatreWorks at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto. (more...)

TheatreWorks to Stage ONCE ON THIS ISLAND 3/5-30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, presents ONCE ON THIS ISLAND from the Tony Award-winning creators of Ragtime. A timeless legend filled with joy, heartache, and adventure, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, winner of the Oliver Award for Best New Musical, boasts a score pulsing with irresistible Caribbean beats by Tony Award-winner Stephen Flaherty, with book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. TheatreWorks Artistic Director Robert Kelley will direct this uplifting musical, which takes its story from a book by Rosa Guy, in turn inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Little Mermaid.' Choreographed by award-winning director, choreographer, and actor Gerry McIntyre, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND plays March 5-30, 2014 (press opening March 8) at TheatreWorks at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto. For tickets and information the public may visit www.theatreworks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko to Welcome Joan Collins, 4/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein announced today that legendary actress Joan Collins is coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko with her internationally acclaimed one-woman show, One Night with Joan, for two performances only - Thursday, April 10 (8 p.m.) and Friday, April 11 (8 p.m.). Featuring stories and secrets of her celebrated life and career as one of the world's most glamorous and intriguing actresses, One Night with Joan is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to spend an intimate evening in the company of a true English Hollywood legend. Joan Collins will take to the stage with honesty, style and grace and with the same engaging wit and frankness that turned her two memoirs, 'Past Imperfect' and 'Second Act' into international bestsellers. Her latest memoir 'Passion for Life' has just been published by Constable & Robinson. Tickets for One Night with Joan range in price from $60 - $75 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

BWW Previews: The UK Stage, February 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Feb 04, 2014

A summary of what is coming up in theatre around London and the rest of the UK in February 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JOAN COLLINS: ONE NIGHT WITH JOAN, Leicester Square Theatre, February 2 2014
by Gary Naylor - Feb 03, 2014

It's back to the 80s (and the 50s, 60s, 70s, 90s and 00s) with a legend of the screen telling tales about some of the most famous names in entertainment. She may have played some bad bad women, but she is so lovely in real life - unless you're an ex-husband or a lawyer! (more...)

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