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Date of Birth: June 08, 1933 (82)
Birth Place: USA
Gender: Female
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...)

THEATER TALK Welcomes Frank Langella Back This WeekendTHEATER TALK Welcomes Frank Langella Back This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Favorite guest Frank Langella returns to THEATER TALK to discuss his spellbinding, critically acclaimed performance as André, a man in the early-to-mid-stages of dementia, in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of Florian Zeller's The Father, directed by Doug Hughes.  Revealing that he's “never been so frightened of a part…we're all frightened of this; it terrifies; there's no way back from this disease,” he also tells co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins that his brother is in the early stages of the disorder. (more...)

GOD'S LOVE WE DELIVER Benefit, Honoring Joan Rivers, Set for The Laurie Beechman TheatreGOD'S LOVE WE DELIVER Benefit, Honoring Joan Rivers, Set for The Laurie Beechman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Some of New York's top cabaret singers are putting on a show to raise money for God's Love We Deliver, the New York metropolitan area's leading provider of life-sustaining meals and nutrition counseling for people living with severe illnesses, in honor of the late Joan Rivers. (more...)

Illuminate Film Festival Sets 2016 LineupIlluminate Film Festival Sets 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

The 2016 Illuminate Film Festival, which takes place June 1 – 5 in Sedona announced today the official line up of films for the 3rd annual event. The only film festival of its kind, the Illuminate Film Festival offers a collection of over 20 feature length and short films from around the world, exploring the year's best in conscious cinema, as well as eye opening and thought provoking panels and conversations that will expand minds and inspire dialogue. (more...)

Trevor Noah, Lewis Black, And Brian Regan Headline 2016 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival In Jamestown, NYTrevor Noah, Lewis Black, And Brian Regan Headline 2016 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival In Jamestown, NY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

JAMESTOWN, N.Y., April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ National Comedy Center, Inc., the first cultural institution dedicated entirely to the celebration of comedy,announces the lineup for the 2016 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, August 47, in Jamestown, NY. Headlining this year's festival is Comedy Central's 'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah, the king of the rant Lewis Black, and one of this country's premier comedians, Brian Regan. Festival highlights also include a moderated discussion with the Farrelly Brothers and Kliph Nesteroff, the critically-acclaimed Story Pirates kids-comedy troupe, and Comedy Late Night. (more...)

Robert Creighton, Brad Oscar & N'Kenge to Join Jamie deRoy at Birdland, 4/17Robert Creighton, Brad Oscar & N'Kenge to Join Jamie deRoy at Birdland, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland Concert Series welcomes Jamie deRoy & friends for a star-studded cabaret show, Sunday, April 17, at 6 p.m. The iconic Birdland is at 315 W. 44th Street in New York's theatre district. (more...)

Adelaide Cabaret Festival Announces 2016 Program with Megan Hilty & MoreAdelaide Cabaret Festival Announces 2016 Program with Megan Hilty & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2016

Full program and tickets are on sale to subscribers from Sunday 3 April and the general public from Wednesday 6 April through BASS 131 246 or online www.adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au Program details are available in the Adelaide Cabaret Festival brochure, get one free by calling BASS 131 246 or log onto the Cabaret Festival website. (more...)

Kennedy Center Adds to District of Comedy FestivalKennedy Center Adds to District of Comedy Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

From June 22-25, the Kennedy Center presents its first District of Comedy Festival, bringing together acclaimed stars and rising acts for an all-laughs takeover of the nation's center for the performing arts. The festival, an expansion of Capital One's Comedy at the Kennedy Center sponsorship, features stand-up shows, a musical comedy revue, a jazz and comedy mashup, and a performance for children and families in spaces across the Center. The District of Comedy Festival also coincides with the world premiere of a new collaboration with Chicago's The Second City, which will run for six weeks in the Theater Lab. Tickets for the newly announced performances go on sale to Kennedy Center Members on Monday, April 4, 2016 and to the general public on Thursday, April 7, 2016. (more...)

Regina Taylor, HBO & More to be Honored at Chicago International Television AwardsRegina Taylor, HBO & More to be Honored at Chicago International Television Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival honor the best in television programming and commercials at the 52nd Chicago International Television Awards April 20, 2016. Capping off a newly programmed three-day event of special screenings and panel discussions celebrating the importance and excellence in work being created for television, the annual awards ceremony will pay special tribute to some of the most respected, acclaimed personalities and entities working in television today. Receiving special awards this year are Director, Playwright and Emmy Award-Winning Actor Regina Taylor; Entertainment Reporter Janet Davies; Entertainment Reporter Bill Zwecker; and HBO. The celebratory evening, hosted by WGN's Dan Ponce and Robin Robinson, begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception at Lucky Strike Lounge (322 E. Illinois St.) followed by the Awards Ceremony at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWComedyWorld.com for 3/20/2016 - 3/27/2016Hottest Articles on BWWComedyWorld.com for 3/20/2016 - 3/27/2016
by BWW - Mar 27, 2016

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JOAN RIVERS: EXIT LAUGHING Documentary to Premiere on Thirteen 4/1JOAN RIVERS: EXIT LAUGHING Documentary to Premiere on Thirteen 4/1
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

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'Joan Rivers: Exit Laughing' to Air on THIRTEEN on April Fool's Day; Featuring Lily Tomlin, Kathy Griffin and More!'Joan Rivers: Exit Laughing' to Air on THIRTEEN on April Fool's Day; Featuring Lily Tomlin, Kathy Griffin and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Joan Rivers: Exit Laughing, the first documentary about legendary comedian Joan Rivers since her passing, will air on THIRTEEN onFriday, April 1 at 10 p.m. Featuring Sarah Silverman, Whitney Cummings, Kathy Griffin, Dick Cavett, Don Rickles, Lily Tomlin, Marlo Thomas and many more, the film was produced by the Comedy Hall of Fame.   (more...)

Ronn Vigh's GAY BASH to Debut at Punch Line Comedy Club Next MonthRonn Vigh's GAY BASH to Debut at Punch Line Comedy Club Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Ronn Vigh's Gay Bash is a new monthly show that will feature top notch LGBT and gay friendly comedians from the Bay Area and beyond. Let's laugh. Let's party. Let loose and enjoy the Gay Bash! (more...)

LEADING ESTATES OF THE WORLD Announces Record Breaking SalesLEADING ESTATES OF THE WORLD Announces Record Breaking Sales
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Leading Estates of the World is exceptionally proud to announce that more than $800,000,000 USD in properties presented in The Renaissance Issue have sold. (more...)

Sandra Dickinson to Return as Lucille Ball in I LOVED LUCY at Jermyn Street This AprilSandra Dickinson to Return as Lucille Ball in I LOVED LUCY at Jermyn Street This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

After a phenomenally successful London premiere last month, Lee Tannen's incredibly personal play, I LOVED LUCY, a bitter-sweet memoir that reveals the real life Lucille Ball and what it was like being her friend to the end, is to return to Jermyn Street Theatre for a further 3-week season. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Charles Busch is THE LADY AT THE MIC; Watch American Songbook Concert Highlights!BWW TV Exclusive: Charles Busch is THE LADY AT THE MIC; Watch American Songbook Concert Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 5, 2016

A two-time MAC Award winner, Tony nominee, and recipient of a Drama Desk Lifetime Achievement Award, Charles Busch just visited the exquisite Appel Room for an intimate evening of song and stories. The actor, playwright (Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife), novelist, screenwriter, director, and drag legend has happily added 'vaudevillian' to the list over the past years. (more...)

Mario Cantone & Jerry Dixon Headed to Bay Street Theater for Memorial WeekendMario Cantone & Jerry Dixon Headed to Bay Street Theater for Memorial Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND with MARIO CANTONE & JERRY DIXON, 'HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON?', May 28 at 8 pm. Tickets are on sale now for Patrons and Subscribers until March 11 and to the general public on March 12. To become a Patron call Kim Fink, Director of Development at 631-725-0818. To become a Subscriber call the Box Office at 631-725-9500. For more information and to find out when tickets are available to the public, log on to www.baystreet.org or call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 Tuesday - Saturday 11 am - 5 pm. The Box Office will be open 7 days a week beginning Memorial Day weekend. This evening includes a special VIP ticket opportunity to mix and mingle with the artists at a cocktail party following the performance. (more...)

CORE: Club Presents a BENTLEY MEEKER Solo Show 2/1 to 3/11CORE: Club Presents a BENTLEY MEEKER Solo Show 2/1 to 3/11
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 4, 2016

CORE: Club at 66 East 55th Street is currently presenting a solo show by Bentley Meeker through March 11th. (more...)

Medium James Van Praagh Comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center, March 31Medium James Van Praagh Comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center, March 31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

James Van Praagh, one of the most celebrated, respected and influential Mediums in the world, takes you on a very special spiritual journey at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 8 pm. (more...)

Comedian Don Rickles to Return to The Orleans Showroom, 4/9-10Comedian Don Rickles to Return to The Orleans Showroom, 4/9-10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Returning for his 57th consecutive year as a Las Vegas headliner, internationally distinguished comedian, actor and entertainer Don Rickles will perform at The Orleans Showroom on April 9 and 10. (more...)

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