Joan Rivers News

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June 08, 1933 (81)
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Birmingham Hippodrome to Present RINGSIDE Film Series to Accompany THE RING CYCLE This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

This coming November, Birmingham Hippodrome will present Wagner's epic The Ring Cycle in its entirety. Conducted by Maestro Valery Gergiev with his world-famous Mariinsky Opera, it is the only UK date in 2014. (more...)

PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS to Present Memoriam Tribute to Joan Rivers, 9/23
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

American Masters will present an In Memoriam tribute broadcast of Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010) on Tuesday, September 23, 10:30 p.m.-12 midnight on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

UPDATE: Sources Reveal Identity of Joan Rivers' Doctor; B'Way Stars Among Former Patients
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

A source close to the ongoing investigation into the death of Joan Rivers has revealed the name of the DOCTOR WHO performed a biopsy on the comedienne's vocal cords which led to cardiac arrest. (more...)

Publicist Admits 'Last Recording' of Joan Rivers Is a Fake
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Publicist Beck Lee has admitted that a tape which he claimed to be the last recording of legendary comedian Joan Rivers was a fake (more...)

Melissa Rivers to Make First TV Appearance Since Passing of Joan Rivers on Special E! Tribute
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Joan's daughter, Melissa will make her first TV appearance since the passing of her mother when she joins Fashion Police's Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne and George Kotsiopoulos for a 90-minute special honoring the legendary comedienne. (more...)

by Jessica Showers - Sep 18, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: LOVE LETTERS welcomes its first duo to the Broadway stage tonight, Shirley Jones and Patrick Cassidy take THE MUSIC MAN on tour, TAIL! SPIN!, FOUND and ALMOST HOME begin off-Broadway and more! (more...)

Melissa Rivers Thanks Well-Wishers in the Wake of Her Mother's Death
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Joan Rivers's daughter Melissa Rivers took to Facebook this evening to thank everyone for their kindness and support in the wake of her mother's death on September 4, 2014 at the age of 81. (more...)

UPDATE: Liza Minnelli Resting Comfortably Following Back Surgery
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Liza Minnelli is reportedly resting comfortably in a California hospital following back surgery. (more...)

E! to Celebrate Joan Rivers with Full Day of Special Programming, 9/19
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

E! is celebrating the laughter that comedy icon Joan Rivers brought to viewers around the world with 'Joan Day' on Friday, September 19th. (more...)

New Joan Rivers Biography Slated for 2016 Release
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Vanity Fair and New York Times journalist Leslie Bennetts has signed on to write the new biography 'Joan Rivers: A Life.' (more...)

by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Want to know more about the stories that are trending right now? Then don't miss the third installment of “Untold With Maria Menounos.” (more...)

UPDATE: Investigation on Joan Rivers' Death Reveals Biopsy Performed Without Prior Consent; Doctor Took 'Selfie'
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

New information has emerged today on the tragic death of legendary comedian Joan Rivers. (more...)

SOPHIE TUCKER: LAST OF THE RED HOT MAMAS to Play Bickford Theatre, 10/2-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Morris Museum is pleased to announce that Sophie Tucker: Last of the Red Hot Mamas will open the Bickford Theatre's 2014/2015 season. Written by Richard Hopkins, Jack Fournier, and Kathy Halenda, the show will run in Morristown from October 2 through October 19, 2014. (more...)

Jerry Seinfeld Finds 'Hearbreaking' Text; Remembers Joan Rivers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Jerry Seinfeld shared a tribute to Joan Rivers today on the COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE Facebook page after discovering the legendary comedienne had agreed to appear on his show. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Performs Tribute to Joan Rivers on Season Premiere of THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth paid tribute to late comic Joan Rivers with a performance of 'Borrowed Angels,' on today's season premiere of ABC's THE VIEW. Check out the moving appearance below! (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Performs Tribute to Joan Rivers on Season Premiere of THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth paid tribute to late comic Joan Rivers with a performance of 'Borrowed Angels,' on today's season premiere of ABC's THE VIEW. (more...)

VIDEO: ELLEN Pays Tribute to Comedy Legends Robin Williams, Joan Rivers
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

On the premiere week of her talk show ELLEN, host Ellen DeGenerees shared her feelings on pioneer Joan Rivers, and a montage of memories of the incomparable Robin Williams. (more...)

Photo Coverage: JOE PISCOPO Plays The Ciccone Theatre
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 14, 2014

Joe Piscopo took the stage at The Ciccone Theatre recently, and BroadwayWorld was on hand to snap some photos! As Joe Piscopo tells it, NBC in a moment of insanity replaced the original cast of Saturday Night Live (Dan Aykroyn, John Belushi, Gilda Radner etc) with Joe Piscopo and a new cast which included Eddie Murphy. After seeing Joe's act at a great venue in Paramus New Jersey named The Ciccone Theatre, I witnessed first hand the brilliance of the network's decision to put Joe in SNL in 1980. (more...)

Doctor Who Performed Joan Rivers's Endoscopy Steps Down
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

ABC News reported today the doctor that performed the endoscopy on comedy legend Joan Rivers, which lead to the performer's cardiac arrest, is stepping down at Yorkville Endoscopy. Rivers died on September 4 after a week on life support. She was 81. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Jane Lynch On UPRISING OF LOVE Charity Event, GLEE Final Season, ANNIE On Broadway, HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT Emmy Win, Upcoming Projects & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 12, 2014

Today we are talking to a two-time Emmy Award-winning stage and screen star who counts a modern-day TV icon among her most memorable roles, none other than nefarious and outrageous Sue Sylvester on FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE, the versatile Jane Lynch. Shedding light on her hosting duties for the upcoming GLBT equality charity event UPRISING OF LOVE, set to star Sting, Billy Porter and Patti LuPone, Lynch opens up about the importance of the cause and why she was drawn to participating in the show next week. Additionally, Lynch shares stories from her early theatre days - including performing in an amateur production of UPRISING OF LOVE co-producer Stephen Schwartz's own musical GODSPELL. Plus, Lynch recounts her experiences performing material from beloved family-friendly musical ANNIE on GLEE - with the world premiere of "Little Girls" having been hosted right here on BroadwayWorld - as well as her reflections on starring as Miss Hannigan in the most recent Broadway revival of the popular show. Of course, Lynch shares a brief but tantalizing preview of what viewers and gleeks alike can expect from the final season of GLEE, now back where it all began at McKinley High in Lima, Ohio. All of that, new information on her upcoming onscreen reunion with GLEE co-star Matthew Morrison and much, much more! (more...)

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