Joan Rivers News

Date of Birth: June 08, 1933 (83)
Birth Place: USA
Gender: Female
Canadian Comedy Writer Lauren Wise Debuts First Novel, SWAP CLUBCanadian Comedy Writer Lauren Wise Debuts First Novel, SWAP CLUB
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Montreal-based author and comedy writer Lauren Wise is taking readers on a steamy and entertaining adventure with the release of her first fiction novel Swap Club, published by World's Best Story. (more...)

Gary Williams and Friends to Perform Benefit Concert for TheatreMADGary Williams and Friends to Perform Benefit Concert for TheatreMAD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Described as "old school virtuosity," by Time Out, star of the West End's 'Rat Pack' Gary Williams celebrates some of Hollywood's greatest musical moments.  (more...)

Steven Brinberg is SIMPLY BARBRA at Rockwell Stage and ShowSteven Brinberg is SIMPLY BARBRA at Rockwell Stage and Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Barbra Streisand plays an intimate club in LA in the guise of world renowned impressionist Steven Brinberg as SIMPLY BARBRA on Tuesday, June 13th at 8:00 pm at Rockwell Stage and Show, 1714 N. Vermont Avenue, LA 90027, in the heart of Los Feliz Village. (more...)

Photo Flash: Clint Holmes Celebrates RENDEZVOUS Album at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Clint Holmes Celebrates RENDEZVOUS Album at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series presented vocalist Clint Holmes in a celebration concert for his latest CD from LL Music, 'Rendezvous.' Scroll down for photos from the evening! (more...)

Learn How to Take a Musical from 'Page to Stage' at EAG's Anatomy of a Musical Industry PanelLearn How to Take a Musical from 'Page to Stage' at EAG's Anatomy of a Musical Industry Panel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

 Tony Award-winning producer Margot Astrachan (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder) is joined by a panel of musical theatre industry veterans on Wednesday, April 19 at 7pm for an insightful discussion about how musicals come together.  Topics will include moving a work from concept to full production, and how musicals are selected for prestigious showcases like the New York Musical Festival. (more...)

Learn the ANATOMY OF A MUSICAL with EAG Industry PanelLearn the ANATOMY OF A MUSICAL with EAG Industry Panel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Tony Award-winning producer Margot Astrachan (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder) is joined by a panel of musical theatre industry veterans on Wednesday, April 19 at 7pm for an insightful discussion about how musicals come together. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Penny Fuller, Paulo Szot and More to Join Jamie deRoy's Tony Awards Celebration at BirdlandMandy Gonzalez, Penny Fuller, Paulo Szot and More to Join Jamie deRoy's Tony Awards Celebration at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Show business tour de force Jamie deRoy brings her star-studded Jamie deRoy & friends cabaret show to New York's famed Birdland on Sunday, May 7 at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the evening will benefit The Actors Fund: Jamie deRoy & friends Cabaret Initiative. (more...)

Brad Zimmerman's MY SON THE WAITER Coming to Southern California This SpringBrad Zimmerman's MY SON THE WAITER Coming to Southern California This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Difficult mothers you live in fear of disappointing? Check. Deferred dreams? Check. Dead-end job? Check. All key components that make up Brad Zimmerman's lengthy struggle of making it as an actor in New York - a struggle that resulted in a hit one-man show. (more...)

#HAPPY50ISH to Bring Hilarious Realities of Middle Age to the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza#HAPPY50ISH to Bring Hilarious Realities of Middle Age to the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Emery Entertainment will present the off-Broadway comedy hit #HAPPY50ish at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza for a limited engagement May 18 - 21. (more...)

Thrilling New Mystery HOLMES AND WATSON to Premiere at Arizona Theatre CompanyThrilling New Mystery HOLMES AND WATSON to Premiere at Arizona Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Even after his supposed "death" at Reichenbach Falls, the great detective kept his hold on the world through the frauds, fakes and charlatans claiming to be him, forcing the loyal Dr. Watson to find the truth in Arizona Theatre Company's world premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher's Holmes and Watson. (more...)

Blackfriars Theatre Announces 2017-18 SeasonBlackfriars Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

One production still remains in Blackfriars Theatre's 67th Season: Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller's classic American drama about Willy Loman, the aging, failing salesman who makes his living riding on a smile and a shoeshine. (more...)


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VIDEO: Geffen Playhouse RemembersVIDEO: Geffen Playhouse Remembers
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles remembers productions through the years. From renowned shows of American classics and new plays to Education and Community Programs that extend the joy of live theater well beyond its four walls, the Geffen Playhouse is a lively hub and vital force within the cultural life of Los Angeles. (more...)

MY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY to Play 7 Stages TheatreMY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY to Play 7 Stages Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Brad Zimmerman will star in the Atlanta debut of his highly praised autobiographical comedy, My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedyat 7 Stages Theatre in Little Five Points May 18 - June 18, 2017. My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy is the story of Zimmerman's struggle to fulfill his dream and 'make it' as a comedic actor in New York. One part standup, one part theatrical and all parts uproarious, the production has garnered rave reviews, including sold out runs at the Northshore Theatre in Skokie, Ill.; George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, N.J.; Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pa.; Regent Theater in Boston, Mass.; Thousand Oaks PAC in Thousand Oaks, Calif. and San Diego Rep in San Diego, Calif. (more...)

Divas Las Vegas Unveils New Production at the Linq Hotel & CasinoDivas Las Vegas Unveils New Production at the Linq Hotel & Casino
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Las Vegas' longest-running headliner Frank Marino and his all-star cast of talented female impersonators in Divas Las Vegas are introducing an all-new, spectacular show at The LINQ Theater at The LINQ Hotel & Casino. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & (Friar) Friends Swing Into Spring at Friars ClubPhoto Coverage: Jamie deRoy & (Friar) Friends Swing Into Spring at Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 21, 2017

Jamie deRoy's Friar Membership and her long running Jamie deRoy & friends Variety Show are about the same age.  Jamie became a member in 1988 along with Liza Minnelli, Joan Rivers and Brooke Shields.  Jamie brought this edition of the show to the Friars Club last night and the Frank Sinatra Dining Room was filled with Friars and Jamie's friends as they dined and were entertained by some of the best in the business.  (more...)

Bring a Puppet to AVENUE Q for a Discount in Honor of World Puppetry DayBring a Puppet to AVENUE Q for a Discount in Honor of World Puppetry Day
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Tony Award Winning Avenue Q proudly announces its participation and observation in celebrating WORLD PUPPETRY DAY with special promo ticket offer. (more...)

Documentary 'The Last Laugh' Premieres on PBS's INDEPENDENT LENS, 4/24Documentary 'The Last Laugh' Premieres on PBS's INDEPENDENT LENS, 4/24
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Last Laugh is a documentary based on the premise that the Holocaust would seem to be an absolutely off-limits topic for comedy. But is it? (more...)

BWW Review: THAT GIRL/THAT BOY - That Amazing Charles Busch!BWW Review: THAT GIRL/THAT BOY - That Amazing Charles Busch!
by Gil Kaan - Mar 14, 2017

The award-winning playwright/drag legend/cabaret artiste Charles Busch displayed the reasons why he's such a creative force to be reckoned with as he had the Rockwell audience easily eating out of his outstretched hands in his THAT GIRL/THAT BOY cabaret show. Busch and his adoring fans most deservingly experienced a two-way love affair with each witty bon mot or sobering lyric Busch casually or dramatically tossed. (more...)

Get Your Giggle on with Stand Up Comic Keith Barany at CRT DowntownGet Your Giggle on with Stand Up Comic Keith Barany at CRT Downtown
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Who doesn't need a laugh in an upstate New York winter? It's the perfect time to get your giggle on when Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown welcomes stand-up comedian KEITH BARANY on Saturday, March 18 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

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