Joan Rivers News

Date of Birth: June 08, 1933 (82)
Birth Place: USA
Gender: Female
1812 Productions to Present Joan Rivers Tribute, Tony Braithwaite Comedy1812 Productions to Present Joan Rivers Tribute, Tony Braithwaite Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

1812 Productions continues its 19th season with two limited engagement special events. Created by 1812 Productions' Producing Artistic Director, Jennifer Childs, and Emily Kleimo, A Tribute to Joan Rivers will be followed by a special addition to our season, Tony Braithwaite's one-man comedy Didn't Your Father Have This Talk With You?. (more...)

BWW Interview: Phil Geoffrey Bond Producer of SIMPLY STREISAND at NJPAC on 2/6BWW Interview: Phil Geoffrey Bond Producer of SIMPLY STREISAND at NJPAC on 2/6
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 1, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Phil Geoffrey Bond, Producer of 'Simply Streisand' at NJPAC on 2/6. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jim J. Bullock from KINKY BOOTS on TourBWW Interview: Jim J. Bullock from KINKY BOOTS on Tour
by Kathy Strain - Jan 21, 2016

KINKY BOOTS has been touring North America for a while now and audiences have fallen in love with its story and the music that makes it unique. Currently in the role of George, Jim Bullock recently shared with Broadway World his show business history and how he came to play George in this great show. (more...)

I LOVED LUCY Begins Jermyn Street Theatre Run in FebruaryI LOVED LUCY Begins Jermyn Street Theatre Run in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Based on his best selling memoir, Lee Tannen's funny, bitter-sweet play, which gets its UK premiere in a four-week season at Jermyn Street Theatre from Tuesday 2 - Saturday 27 February, reveals the real-life Lucy and what is was like being her friend to the end. Most people who wrote about Lucy never even met her. They relied on others to fill in the blanks. Lee relied solely on Lucy. And he paints a rich personal portrait that can only add to our love of a legend. (more...)

Joan Rivers Tribute Show Comes to the Metropolitan RoomJoan Rivers Tribute Show Comes to the Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2016

Celebrity Management Presents Joe Posa and Tony Tripoli in a Joan Rivers Tribute Show, "The Bitch is Back" at the Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street). (more...)

Oscar Winning Actor Jeff Bridges to Perform on Maui in Intimate PerformanceOscar Winning Actor Jeff Bridges to Perform on Maui in Intimate Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Oscar winning superstar Jeff Bridges, who won the Academy Award for his role in 'Crazy Heart,' will grace the stage of The Maui Ballroom in Kaanapali located at The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. (more...)

MY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY to Play The Palm Beaches TheatreMY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY to Play The Palm Beaches Theatre
by Carol Kassie - Jan 12, 2016

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 at Manalapan's Palm Beaches Theatre on February 4th, and run through March 27th. (more...)

BWW Preview: HOOKING UP WITH SECOND CITY at NJPAC on 1/16BWW Preview: HOOKING UP WITH SECOND CITY at NJPAC on 1/16
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 11, 2016

'Hooking Up With Second City' will be performed at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Saturday, January 16th at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm. This renowned comedy troupe will present a show that is a great couples night out or even for a first date. (more...)

Sandra Dickinson to Lead UK Premiere of I LOVED LUCYSandra Dickinson to Lead UK Premiere of I LOVED LUCY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

I Loved Lucy is a personal portrait of an iconic comedic entertainer whose public face is all too well known. But what was Lucille Ball really like and how did she choose to live her life…at the end of her life?  Out of the spotlight. (more...)

HOOKING UP with Second City Set for NJPAC This JanuaryHOOKING UP with Second City Set for NJPAC This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

Last year's Second City Does New Jersey: Paved and Confused! was a hit. Don't miss Hooking Up with Second City as the legendary comedy crew makes mirth out of missed connections, girls' night out and all we do for love at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Saturday, January 16 for two performances at 3 and 8 p.m. (more...)

Elaine Paige, Christine Ebersole & More Set for PIAF Centennial Celebration TonightElaine Paige, Christine Ebersole & More Set for PIAF Centennial Celebration Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2015

Producers Daniel Nardicio and Andy Brattain will honor Edith Piaf, the iconic French songstress on her actual 100th Birthday with PIAF: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION with stars from Broadway, London's West End, Jazz, Cabaret and Rock 'n' Roll. (more...)

Comedian Margaret Cho Joins FASHION POLICE Panel as Permanent HostComedian Margaret Cho Joins FASHION POLICE Panel as Permanent Host
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Margaret Cho will be among the panelists when E!'s FASHION POLICE returns in 2016. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Releases Special Annoying Actor Friend Bonus EpisodeTheater People Podcast Releases Special Annoying Actor Friend Bonus Episode
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

On Friday, December 11 the Theater People Podcast released a special bonus episode featuring the anonymous social media personality Annoying Actor Friend who earlier this week revealed himself to be Andrew Briedis. (more...)

BWW Interview: Hilarious Supporting Player Jackie Hoffman Finally Nabs The Lead in ONCE UPON A MATTRESSBWW Interview: Hilarious Supporting Player Jackie Hoffman Finally Nabs The Lead in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Michael Dale - Dec 8, 2015

She's famous for being one of Broadway's funniest supporting players, but now she takes on a classic leading role. (more...)

The CW to Premiere Comedy Special JUST FOR LAUGHS STARRING HOWIE MANDEL, 1/18The CW to Premiere Comedy Special JUST FOR LAUGHS STARRING HOWIE MANDEL, 1/18
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Through its strategic partnership with Just For Laughs, The CW Network today announced the brand new primetime comedy special JUST FOR LAUGHS STARRING HOWIE MANDEL (more...)

Bing reveals top searches of 2015Bing reveals top searches of 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

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Farah Alvin and More Set for STARS OF DAVID: A MUSICAL at 92Y This MonthFarah Alvin and More Set for STARS OF DAVID: A MUSICAL at 92Y This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

STARS OF DAVID: A MUSICAL, based on the bestselling book by Abigail Pogrebin, conceived by Aaron Harnick & Abigail Pogrebin, will take the stage at 92Y on Saturday, December 5, 2015.  (more...)

Comedian Paul D'Angelo Launches New Humor Book, STORIES I TELLComedian Paul D'Angelo Launches New Humor Book, STORIES I TELL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

BOSTON, Nov. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Acclaimed comedian Paul D'Angelo has released a new humor book, Stories I Tell: A Comic's Random Attempts to Make Some Sense Out of Nonsense, that the Los Angeles Times called, 'wild and brilliant.' (more...)

E!'s THE SOUP to End Its Run After 22 Years This DecemberE!'s THE SOUP to End Its Run After 22 Years This December
by TV News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

This morning, E! announced that its long-running series THE SOUP, hosted by Joel McHale would end its run after 22 years on December 18th. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Joan Rivers Tribute & More Set for Kennedy Center's 2016 Comedy LineupJane Lynch, Joan Rivers Tribute & More Set for Kennedy Center's 2016 Comedy Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

The Kennedy Center today announced a robust schedule of 2015-2016 performances as part of Comedy at the Kennedy Center, the largest since the new series was established in the 2014-2015 season. Capital One is the presenting sponsor. Comedy at the Kennedy Center will include three signature events in the Concert Hall, featuring nationally renowned comedic acts, and the Center's first District of Comedy Festival from June 22-25, showcasing an array of celebrated comedians who will be performing on stages across the building. The District of Comedy Festival will also launch a newly-engaged collaboration with Chicago's legendary comedy theater, The Second City, featuring a Kennedy Center commission that focuses on the history of the United States, which will run for six weeks in the Theater Lab. Tickets for these events go on sale to members on Monday, November 23, 2015 and to the general public on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 (unless otherwise noted). (more...)

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