Joan Crawford News

Date of Birth: March 23, 1905
Date of Death: May 10, 1977 (72)
Birth Place: San Antonio, TX, USA
Gender: Female
BWW Review: Short North Stage's DIE, MOMMIE DIE! is a Must SeeBWW Review: Short North Stage's DIE, MOMMIE DIE! is a Must See
by Paul Batterson - Feb 6, 2016

Actor Doug Joseph has gone from playing Cecil B. DeMille in the Short North Stage's production of SUNSET BOULEVARD to playing the very Norma Desmond-esque Angela Arden in the theatre's production of DIE, MOMMIE DIE! (more...)

St. James Theatre Announces A CONVERSATION WITH ANITA DOBSONSt. James Theatre Announces A CONVERSATION WITH ANITA DOBSON
by marianka swain - Feb 4, 2016

St. James Theatre has announced that Anita Dobson, star of stage and screen, will join Edward Seckerson to discuss her varied career on Sunday 20 March at 3pm. One of Britain's most distinguished actresses, Dobson's extensive list of credits ranges from popular TV staples like EastEnders to classical theatre and musicals. (more...)

Eden Espinosa Will Lead Premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's RAIN at Old Globe Theatre; Full Cast Announced!Eden Espinosa Will Lead Premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's RAIN at Old Globe Theatre; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego will soon present a world-premiere production- Michael John LaChiusa's Rain. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Eden Espinosa will lead the production as 'Sadie.' Directed by Barry Edelstein, the show will run March 24 to May 1, 2016 at the Old Globe's Shiley Stage. (more...)

BWW Review: WHO KILLED JOAN CRAWFORD? at Island City StageBWW Review: WHO KILLED JOAN CRAWFORD? at Island City Stage
by Roger Martin - Jan 27, 2016

These babes would stop a 747 in full flight at thirty-five thousand feet. (more...)

WHO KILLED JOAN CRAWFORD Extends Run at Island City StageWHO KILLED JOAN CRAWFORD Extends Run at Island City Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Due to popular demand the world premiere of 'Who Killed Joan Crawford' has been extended through February 21. 'Some performances were sold out even before the production opened' said Artistic Director, Andy Rogow. 'The word of mouth has been terrific and we continue to work on the play to make it even more fun and entertaining'. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WHO KILLED JOAN CRAWFORD?, Opening Tonight at Island City StagePhoto Flash: First Look at WHO KILLED JOAN CRAWFORD?, Opening Tonight at Island City Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Tonight, January 14th, WHO KILLED JOAN CRAWFORD? will begin a month-long world premiere run at Island City Stage in Wilton Manors, featuring a cast that includes Barry Marcus, Kevin Reilley, Andy Rogow, Troy Stanley and Christian Vandepas, under the direction of Leeds. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Celebration Details: 'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 23, 2015BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Celebration Details: 'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 23, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 23, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's the 2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Celebration, Sunday, January 10, 2016. Join us at The Call nightclub! Plus the top ten shows running right now. Holiday plus Celebration! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 16th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 16th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 16, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Gotta Dance' makes announcements, and 'My Way' and 'Christmas Dearest' extend. 'A Midwinter Mummers Tale' sells out, as'Guys And Dolls' rounds out the year. DePaul hosts a new children's musical, Northwestern hosts the Sarah Siddons Society, and 'Nunsense' aims for series regularity. And vote for the BWW Chicago Awards! (more...)

Review Roundup: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, Starring Jackie Hoffman, Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, Starring Jackie Hoffman, Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Dec 14, 2015

Transport Group presents ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, starring Jackie Hoffman (On the Town, Difficult People, Hairspray) as Princess Winnifred and John 'Lypsinka'Epperson (Lypsinka's The Boxed Set, The Passion of the Crawford) as Queen Aggravain. The production opened last night, December 13. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Island City Stage to Present World Premiere of WHO KILLED JOAN CRAWFORD?Island City Stage to Present World Premiere of WHO KILLED JOAN CRAWFORD?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

'I remember reading something about Joan Crawford, which wasn't very flattering, and for some reason I thought of the title 'Who Killed Joan Crawford?' saysCarbonell Award winning, Tony Award nominated playwright-director Michael Leeds. 'I liked it so much, I decided to back it up with a play!' (more...)

BWW Review: Jackie Hoffman Shines In The Star's Spotlight In ONCE UPON A MATTRESSBWW Review: Jackie Hoffman Shines In The Star's Spotlight In ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Michael Dale - Dec 13, 2015

Transport Group's revival may be the best reason to venture down to the Lower East Side since Yonah Schimmel learned how to make a knish. (more...)

Photo Flash: Child Stars & Moms from Stage, TV & Film Gather at Hollywood MuseumPhoto Flash: Child Stars & Moms from Stage, TV & Film Gather at Hollywood Museum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Almost 80 students from The Dolores Mission School gathered for a wonderful opportunity to visit Hollywood and tour the recently decorated Hollywood Museum, enjoy the beautiful holiday decorations by Dr Christmas (Bob Pranga), as well as hear inspirational stories with interesting messages from local politicians and personalities. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Camp Classic CHRISTMAS DEARESTBWW Reviews: A Camp Classic CHRISTMAS DEAREST
by Misha Davenport - Dec 4, 2015

The prince of Chicago Camp, David Cedra is back with a laugh-out-loud homage to Charles Dickens' immortal A Christmas Carol, CHRISTMAS DEAREST. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hell in a Handbag's CHRISTMAS DEARESTPhoto Flash: First Look at Hell in a Handbag's CHRISTMAS DEAREST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

Everybody's favorite holiday bitch is back and she's meaner then ever in the return of CHRISTMAS DEAREST, Hell in a Handbag Productions' Joan Crawford-infused parody of A Christmas Carol by David Cerda, directed by Steve Love. CHRISTMAS DEAREST plays now through December 30, 2015 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. The press opening is this Friday, December 4 at 7:30 pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 4th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 4th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 4, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Holiday musicals are at 100% in our big suburban theaters! Plus two of our annual 'Christmas Carol' offerings, a new show called 'Tinsel!,' 'Gypsy' and 'Oliver!' for those not yet ready to celebrate things, and the return of 'Christmas Dearest' from Hell In A Handbag at Mary's Attic. Happy Holidaze! (more...)

Hell in a Handbag's CHRISTMAS DEAREST Begins 11/28Hell in a Handbag's CHRISTMAS DEAREST Begins 11/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Everybody's favorite holiday bitch is back and she's meaner then ever in the return of CHRISTMAS DEAREST, Hell in a Handbag Productions' Joan Crawford-infused parody of A Christmas Carol by David Cerda, directed by Steve Love. CHRISTMAS DEAREST will play November 28, 2015 - January 2, 2016 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Tickets are available at www.handbagproductions.org. The press opening is Friday, December 4 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 10/11/2015Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 10/11/2015
by BWW - Oct 11, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/11/2015 for Kansas City (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 10/04/2015Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 10/04/2015
by BWW - Oct 4, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/04/2015 for Kansas City (more...)

THEATER TALK Kicks Off 24th Year with DROP DEAD PERFECT and Hirschfeld Exhibit TodayTHEATER TALK Kicks Off 24th Year with DROP DEAD PERFECT and Hirschfeld Exhibit Today
by TV News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

The 2015-16 premiere of THEATER TALK, now in its 24th year, focuses on a campy Off-Broadway hit, DROP DEAD PERFECT, with its star Everett Quinton and director Joe Brancato, plus the ambitious exhibition, THE HIRSCHFELD CENTURY, celebrating THE ART OF the late caricaturist Al Hirschfeld, with Hirschfeld's widow Louise Kerz Hirschfeld and the exhibition's curator and author of its companion book, David Leopold. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Kick Off 24th Year with DROP DEAD PERFECT and Hirschfeld Exhibit, 10/2THEATER TALK to Kick Off 24th Year with DROP DEAD PERFECT and Hirschfeld Exhibit, 10/2
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

The 2015-16 premiere of THEATER TALK, now in its 24th year, focuses on a campy Off-Broadway hit, DROP DEAD PERFECT, with its star Everett Quinton and director Joe Brancato, plus the ambitious exhibition, THE HIRSCHFELD CENTURY, celebrating THE ART OF the late caricaturist Al Hirschfeld, with Hirschfeld's widow Louise Kerz Hirschfeld and the exhibition's curator and author of its companion book, David Leopold. (more...)

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