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Joan Rivers News

Date Of Birth:
June 08, 1933 (82)
Birth Place:
USA
Gender:
Female
LYPINSKA! THE BOXED SET Returning to NYC This MonthLYPINSKA! THE BOXED SET Returning to NYC This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

A glamorous dose of the legendary Lypsinka, John Epperson's iconic creation, will once again be doled out this summer when the acclaimed LYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET returns for a limited Off-Broadway engagement.  LYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET will be performed Wednesday, July 22nd through Saturday, September 12th at the ravishing jewel-box Connelly Theater, located at 220 East 4th Street (between Avenues A and B) in Manhattan's East Village. The Opening is Saturday, July 25th at 8 PM.  Tickets ($35 - $65) will go on sale on Monday, April 27th at 10 am online at www.lypsinka.com and www.tweedtheater.org/lypsinka, or by calling 866-811-4111. (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Russell Howard Talks NYC Stand-Up Gig, Comedy Central Series & MoreBWW EXCLUSIVE: Russell Howard Talks NYC Stand-Up Gig, Comedy Central Series & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 22, 2015

Today we are talking to one of the top stand-up comedians in the UK who will be bringing his unique brand of comedy to NYC for a special show later this week at the Gramercy Theatre, the animated and hilarious Russell Howard. Outlining what audiences can expect from his new gig as well as touching upon some of his previous experiences playing to American audiences, the white-hot Brit stand-up shares stories from the road and also from his home country where he currently wows crowds weekly with a hit stand-up comedy series RUSSELL HOWARD'S STAND-UP CENTRAL. Additionally, Howard reveals some of his biggest comedy influences, reflects on the worldwide impact of legendary comedienne Joan Rivers and much more in this exclusive chat. (more...)

Melissa Rivers Named New Co-Host of FASHION POLICEMelissa Rivers Named New Co-Host of FASHION POLICE
by TV News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

 E! announced today that Melissa Rivers will be the new co-host of E!'s "Fashion Police" when the popular comedy show returns Monday, August 31st.  Rivers will appear alongside current panelists Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski, while continuing to serve as executive producer on the series.  In each episode, the trio will be joined by two additional rotating celebrity guests, including comedians, stylists, actors and more.  "Fashion Police" returns for six episodes surrounding some of the biggest fashion and pop culture events starting Monday, August 31st with coverage of MTV's Video Music Awards.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL at MAD Theatre of TampaBWW Reviews: THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL at MAD Theatre of Tampa
by Peter Nason - Jun 13, 2015

Great cast and amazing vocals from the fine folks at Mad Theatre; too bad the script and the score are not worthy of their talent. (more...)

Laurie Beechman to Celebrate 100th Show by Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales, 6/19Laurie Beechman to Celebrate 100th Show by Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

The Laurie Beechman Theatre will celebrate the 100th performance by RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon and her cohort Major Scales on Friday, June 19th. The evening will feature a pre-show unveiling of a special hand-painted outdoor mural on the front of the building and a post-performance champagne toast. (more...)

Kathy Griffin Coming to Morris Performing Arts Center, 11/15Kathy Griffin Coming to Morris Performing Arts Center, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

When it comes to Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders, she's outrageously wild and downright hilarious! Two-time Emmy winner, NY Times best-selling author, five-time Grammy nominee, and Broadway darling KATHY GRIFFIN makes a South Bend appearance at the Morris Performing arts Center on Sunday, November 15, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are priced at $38.50, $48.50 and $58.50 and go on sale Friday, June 19, at 10:00 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at The Morris Box Office, by phone at 574-235-9190 or 800-537-6415, or online at www.MorrisCenter.org. The Morris Box Office is open regular business hours Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and is located at 211 North Michigan Street, South Bend, Indiana. Tickets can also be purchased with credit card at Morris Ticket Outlets: Hammes Bookstore & Café located in Eddy Street Commons, South Bend, IN; O'Brien Recreation Center, 321 East Walter Street, South Bend; and TG Music, 123 South Main Street, Goshen. (more...)

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 14th New Works Festival Lineup SetTheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 14th New Works Festival Lineup Set
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Continuing its commitment to developing new works, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will gather playwrights and composers from across the nation for its 2015 New Works Festival at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Theatre, where the public can attend performances, offer feedback, and participate in a panel discussion with the artists.  (more...)

HAPPY50ISH! Begins Next Month Off-BroadwayHAPPY50ISH! Begins Next Month Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

HAPPY50ish!, the mid-life crisis musical comedy will have its Off-Broadway premiere beginning Wednesday, July 15 at The Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) on Theatre Row. Created by Lynn Shore, Mark Vogel and David Burnham, and directed and choreographed by Paul Stancato, HAPPY 50ish! opens Sunday, July 26.  Previews run from July 15 through July 25 and the show will play a limited engagement through August 30. Performances are scheduled for Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. with matinees on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $69.50 - $99.50 and are available through Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or www.Telecharge.com. (more...)

VIDEO: Josh Groban & Broadway Casts Perform 'In Memoriam' TributeVIDEO: Josh Groban & Broadway Casts Perform 'In Memoriam' Tribute
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2015

Josh Groban performed 'You'll Never Walk Alone' from Carousel in tribute to members of the Broadway community who passed away this year (more...)

Free Workshops and Shows Set for June 20 at The Second CityFree Workshops and Shows Set for June 20 at The Second City
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The Second City Hollywood is having an open house on June 20th! (more...)

All Tony Nominated Musical Casts Set for TONY's 'In Memoriam' Segment?All Tony Nominated Musical Casts Set for TONY's 'In Memoriam' Segment?
by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

The New York Post's Michael Riedel reports that unlike last year, CBS will broadcast the 'In Memoriam' segment of the 2015 TONY AWARDS. (more...)

Broadway, Hollywood Impersonator Jim Bailey Dies at 77Broadway, Hollywood Impersonator Jim Bailey Dies at 77
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Jim Bailey, known for his impersonations of Hollywood and Broadway legends such as Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand and more, has died of cardiac arrest due to complications from pneumonia. He was 77. (more...)

Melissa Rivers Talks Life After Loss of Her Mother in New Issue of AARP The MagazineMelissa Rivers Talks Life After Loss of Her Mother in New Issue of AARP The Magazine
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Before the unexpected death of her mother last September, Melissa and Joan Rivers were Hollywood's most well-known mother-daughter tag team. (more...)

Grammy Museum to Debut JOAN RIVERS: CAN WE TALK? Exhibit This JuneGrammy Museum to Debut JOAN RIVERS: CAN WE TALK? Exhibit This June
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2015

The GRAMMY Museum will debut its latest exhibit, Joan Rivers: Can We Talk? on Monday, June 8, 2015. The exhibit will commemorate the GRAMMY-winning comedian Joan Rivers. (more...)

JOAN RIVERS: CAN WE TALK? Exhibit Coming to The GRAMMY Museum Next MonthJOAN RIVERS: CAN WE TALK? Exhibit Coming to The GRAMMY Museum Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

The GRAMMY Museum will debut its latest exhibit, Joan Rivers: Can We Talk? on Monday, June 8, 2015. The exhibit will commemorate the GRAMMY-winning comedian Joan Rivers. (more...)

CARSON - THE MUSICAL Workshop Set for September; Creator Henry Bushkin Wins Book LawsuitCARSON - THE MUSICAL Workshop Set for September; Creator Henry Bushkin Wins Book Lawsuit
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Showbiz411 writes that CARSON - THE MUSICAL creator Henry Bushkin won a lawsuit today brought by Bruce Singer, Sharon Stone's brother-in-law, who had claimed he was owed money from sales of Bushkin's book about Johnny Carson and The Tonight Show. Showbiz also reports that Bushkin's CARSON - THE MUSICAL, based on his book about the late-night host, is getting ready for a workshop in September. (more...)

Jeff Ross Presents One-Night Performance at Fox Theater at Foxwoods, 6/5Jeff Ross Presents One-Night Performance at Fox Theater at Foxwoods, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Comix at Foxwoods presents comedy icon and king of the celebrity roast, Jeff Ross for a one-night-only performance at the Fox Theater at Foxwoods on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Margaret Cho Sets U.S. Fall Tour DatesMargaret Cho Sets U.S. Fall Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Three time Grammy and Emmy nominee, comedian Margaret Cho has announced she will embark on a national U.S. run in support of The psyCHO Tour this fall. Margaret will hit various cities including Los Angeles, Chicago and her hometown of San Francisco before embarking on a string of European dates this winter. (more...)

The Dozen Divas Show Returning to Metropolitan Room, 6/5The Dozen Divas Show Returning to Metropolitan Room, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

America's Got Talent Finalist Dorothy Bishop returns to her monthly spot as an Artist in Residence at New York's #1 Jazz and Cabaret club, The Metropolitan Room, with her hilarious show "The Dozen Divas." (more...)

Jerry Lewis & More Featured in THIRTEEN's Inside Look at the Friars Club, 5/22Jerry Lewis & More Featured in THIRTEEN's Inside Look at the Friars Club, 5/22
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2015

The rich history of entertainment and laughter are revealed in the half-hour documentaryTreasures of New York: Friars Club, premiering on Thursday, May 21 at 10 p.m. on WLIW21 and Friday, May 22 at 10 p.m. on THIRTEEN. (more...)

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