Joan Rivers News

Date of Birth: June 08, 1933 (83)
Birth Place: USA
Gender: Female
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...)

BWW Interview: OC's Segerstrom Center Welcomes Charles Busch in THE LADY AT THE MICBWW Interview: OC's Segerstrom Center Welcomes Charles Busch in THE LADY AT THE MIC
by Michael L. Quintos - Mar 6, 2017

Making his Segerstrom Center for the Arts debut, Tony Award® nominee Charles Busch is bringing his unique and critically-acclaimed talents to the Samueli Theater March 9-11, 2017 as part of Segerstrom Center's Cabaret Series. Entitled THE LADY AT THE MIC, Busch will enchant audiences in this intimate evening of songs and stories which he originally created for Lincoln Center's American Songbook series. Busch will be accompanied by longtime musical director Tom Judson where the artists will be paying tribute to extraordinary and much-missed women. Before Busch sashays into Costa Mesa, he agreed to answer a few questions from BroadwayWorld's Michael L. Quintos about the upcoming OC cabaret concert. (more...)

Drag Legend Lady Bunny to Bring TRANSJESTER to Footlight TheatreDrag Legend Lady Bunny to Bring TRANSJESTER to Footlight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

In addition to new parodies which re-work selections from Adele, Rent and Bruno Mars to hilarious, effect punctuated by zany Laugh-In style zingers, Bunny has widened her---don't go there!--repertoire to include some actually insightful social commentary. (Well, she thinks it's insightful, anyway.) (more...)

Vaudeville in Vogue Again! The McCallum Theatre Presents Second Edition of A TRIBUTE TO THE FOLLIESVaudeville in Vogue Again! The McCallum Theatre Presents Second Edition of A TRIBUTE TO THE FOLLIES
by David Green - Feb 27, 2017

From the legendary Folies Bergere to the Ziegfeld Follies of Broadway to the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, the theatrical revue has been a staple of entertainment for well over 100 years. The McCallum pays tribute to these wonderful performers with its own Vaudeville variety show. The McCallum's Second Annual Tribute to the Follies stars John Davidson and Ann Hampton Callaway, and features The Olate Dogs, David & Dania, Mark Schiff, Henrik Bothe, and the Follies Dancers and Follies Orchestra. (more...)

International Celebrity Images Presents Awards To 15 Tribute Artists At The 23rd Production Of The Reel AwardsInternational Celebrity Images Presents Awards To 15 Tribute Artists At The 23rd Production Of The Reel Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

International Celebrity Images presented the 23rd Production of THE REEL AWARDS, an entertaining two and a half-hour tongue in cheek parody, spoof, and tribute to the real Academy Awards and other Hollywood-style awards shows, on Monday, February 20, 2017 at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. (more...)

BWW Preview: TIME TO GET RAUNCHY WITH BELLE BARTH at Carrollwood Players TheaterBWW Preview: TIME TO GET RAUNCHY WITH BELLE BARTH at Carrollwood Players Theater
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Feb 22, 2017

On March 10 and 11, 2017, actress Sara DelBeato will transform into the 50s 'unkosher comedienne,' the Miami Beach-based trailblazer Belle Barth for Jimmy Ferraro's production of RAUNCY LITTLE MUSICAL - BELLE BARTH IS BACK at Carrollwood Players. (more...)

Empire Stage and Celebrity Management Present THE BITCH IS BACKEmpire Stage and Celebrity Management Present THE BITCH IS BACK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Joe Posa, Actor and Impersonator, joins forces with Fashion Police Executive Producer and Joan Rivers former comedy writer, Tony Tripoli, for a 90 minute Tribute show. 'The Bitch is back'. (more...)

Comedian Paula Poundstone Stops At The Southern Next MonthComedian Paula Poundstone Stops At The Southern Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Emmy Award-winning comedian, author, and humorist Paula Poundstone is currently a regular panelist on NPR's widely popular weekly news quiz show, "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me," where her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent, and witty comedy is heard by five million homes across the country, internationally on NPR Worldwide, and on the internet via podcast. (more...)

DANCE TO THE MOVIES Featuring Lesley Ann Warren Comes to St. George TheatreDANCE TO THE MOVIES Featuring Lesley Ann Warren Comes to St. George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

St. George Theatre is pleased to announce the guest appearance of Academy Award nominee Lesley Ann Warren to the cast of Dance to the Movies along with Dancing With The Stars celebrity pros Anna Trebunskaya, Dmitry Chaplin, Chelsie Hightower, and more on Saturday, April 8th at 8:00PM. (more...)

Old School Square to Present Nine Spectacular Concerts & Shows in MarchOld School Square to Present Nine Spectacular Concerts & Shows in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Old School Square is presenting nine spectacular shows and concerts in March. Tickets for all of them are available for online purchase now atwww.OldSchoolSquare.org. (more...)

MY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY to Serve at Bucks County PlayhouseMY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY to Serve at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Brad Zimmerman's My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy is the story of one man'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, My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy will open as part of the Visiting Artists Series at Bucks County Playhouse on March 23 and run through April 9. (more...)

Red Carpet Arrivals for 23rd Production of The Reel Awards Presented by International Celebrity ImagesRed Carpet Arrivals for 23rd Production of The Reel Awards Presented by International Celebrity Images
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

International Celebrity Images presents the 23rd Production of THE REEL AWARDS, an entertaining two and a half-hour tongue in cheek parody, spoof, and tribute to the real Academy Awards on Monday, February 20, 2017 at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, 129 East Fremont Street, in Las Vegas, NV  89101. (more...)

Opening Night Battles Hate with Comedy at Second City HollywoodOpening Night Battles Hate with Comedy at Second City Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Second City Hollywood is starting 2017 off combatting xenophobia, racism, and misogyny with satirical comedy. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Mary Tyler MoorePhoto Flash: Remembering Mary Tyler Moore
by Walter McBride - Jan 31, 2017

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported last week, Tony Award winner Mary Tyler Moore - best known as a television icon for The Mary Tyler Moore Show- passed away at 80 years old. According to her publicist, she was with her husband and friends at the time of her passing. (more...)

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