Joe Piscopo News

Date Of Birth:
June 17, 1951 (62)
Birth Place:
Passaic, NJ, USA
Gender:
Male
NJPAC to Celebrat Governor Brendan T. Byrne's 90th Birthday with a Celebrity Comedy Roast Benefit, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

NJPAC will celebrate Governor Brendan T. Byrne's 90th birthday on Tuesday, April 1 at 5:30pm with a Roast and toast of the former Governor by his predecessors in the New Jersey governor's office, celebrity comedians and other New Jersey politicians. Held in NJPAC's intimate Chase Room and benefiting the Arts Center's education initiatives, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will act as Roastmaster and lead Tom Kean, James Florio, Donald DiFrancesco, Jim McGreevey, and Richard Codey, as well as Assemblyman Jon Bramnick in saluting New Jersey's 47th Governor. Joining the politicians onstage to roast Governor Byrne will be acclaimed 'Saturday Night Live' alumnus Joe Piscopo, comedian and former talk show host Joy Behar, Vice President of New York Friars Club, Stewie Stone, and New Jersey judge turned comedian Vince August. World renowned jazz singer and guitarist John Pizzarelli will provide musical accompaniment for the evening. Additional celebrity guests and politicians may be added to the lineup. (more...)

NJTV Launches THE ARTS PROJECT WITH MADDIE ORTON
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, has launched The Arts Project with Maddie Orton, a new monthly series (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering David Brenner
by Walter McBride - Mar 17, 2014

Legendary stand-up comedian and long time Tonight Show favorite, David Brenner has passed away at the age of 78 on Saturday, March 15th after a battle with cancer. According to the comic's official web site Brenner died peacefully at his home in New York City surrounded by his family at his side. In Brenner's final request he asked that one hundred dollars in small bills be placed in his left sock, 'just in case tipping is recommended where I'm going.' BroadwayWorld remembers the legend below. (more...)

Ralph Macchio & Mario Cantone Star in Reading of Charles Messina's New Comedy A ROOM OF MY OWN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Ralph Macchio and Mario Cantone headline the cast of a special industry reading of A Room of My Own, the anticipated new comedy written and directed by Charles Messina. Mr. Macchio and Mr. Cantone are joined by a cast that includes Colin Critchley, Gina Ferranti, Kendra Jain, and Johnny Tammaro. The invitation only reading is tonight, Monday, March 17, 2014 on the Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Ralph Macchio & Mario Cantone to Star in Reading of Charles Messina's New Comedy A ROOM OF MY OWN, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Ralph Macchio and Mario Cantone will headline the cast of a special industry reading of A Room of My Own, the anticipated new comedy written and directed by Charles Messina. Mr. Macchio and Mr. Cantone will be joined by a cast that includes Colin Critchley, Gina Ferranti, Kendra Jain, and Johnny Tammaro. The invitation only reading is set for Monday, March 17, 2014 on the Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Theatre Works Presents Frank O'Donnell's 'A Christmas Carol' Spin-Off, A CHRISTMAS CARMELLA, 12/6-15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2013

Veteran Rhode Island comedian Frank O'Donnell is bringing his third holiday play to the stage. 'A CHRISTMAS CARMELLA' is a spin-off from the two 'ANT'NY CLAUS' plays O'Donnell wrote and co-directed in 2011 and 2012. 'In this one, Ant'ny's mother-in-law - Carmella Senior - is asked to tell her grandkids the classic holiday story, 'A Christmas Carol,' says O'Donnell. 'But, she gave the book away, so she's got to tell it from memory. And that's where the fun starts.' (more...)

Theatre Works Presents Frank O'Donnell's 'A Christmas Carol' Spin-Off, A CHRISTMAS CARMELLA, Now thru 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Veteran Rhode Island comedian Frank O'Donnell is bringing his third holiday play to the stage. 'A CHRISTMAS CARMELLA' is a spin-off from the two 'ANT'NY CLAUS' plays O'Donnell wrote and co-directed in 2011 and 2012. 'In this one, Ant'ny's mother-in-law - Carmella Senior - is asked to tell her grandkids the classic holiday story, 'A Christmas Carol,' says O'Donnell. 'But, she gave the book away, so she's got to tell it from memory. And that's where the fun starts.' (more...)

Kimmel Center's SHOW STOPPERS Musical Theater Program to Wrap with Winter Revue, 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

Kimmel Center Education Department's new Show Stoppers after-school musical theater program is gearing up for its inaugural winter revue in Perelman Theater on December 13 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to experience this free community concert that celebrates the musical theater, dance and vocal talents of over 40 regional students, grades 9 to 12, who after a series of weekly after school instruction sessions with renowned teaching artists, will showcase their skills in a culminating performance. The evening program is an original work by teaching artist Jennifer Blaine in collaboration with the staff that showcases the many talents of the students as they express their concerns and solutions to the existing problems of budget crisis and the arts. The concert concludes Show Stoppers Fall session. (more...)

Theatre Works Presents Frank O'Donnell's 'A Christmas Carol' Spin-Off, A CHRISTMAS CARMELLA, 12/6-15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

Veteran Rhode Island comedian Frank O'Donnell is bringing his third holiday play to the stage. 'A CHRISTMAS CARMELLA' is a spin-off from the two 'ANT'NY CLAUS' plays O'Donnell wrote and co-directed in 2011 and 2012. 'In this one, Ant'ny's mother-in-law - Carmella Senior - is asked to tell her grandkids the classic holiday story, 'A Christmas Carol,' says O'Donnell. 'But, she gave the book away, so she's got to tell it from memory. And that's where the fun starts.' (more...)

2013 Condor Capital Charity Open Celebrates 40 Years Since the Battle of the Sexes
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2013

MARTINSVILLE, N.J., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the nationally-televised 'Battle of the Sexes' tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in Houston, Texas. The $100,000 winner-take-all event was viewed by an estimated 50 million people in the US and still holds the record for largest crowd at a tennis match on American soil. (more...)

TONIGHT SHOW w/ JOHNNY CARSON Launches Episodes on YouTube & Vault Series DVD
by TV News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

To celebrate the anniversary of Johnny Carson's birthday today, October 23 rd, the 'Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson' is releasing TV episodes from this iconic show on the Vault Series DVD (more...)

ALFIO to Play Tarrytown Music Hall, 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

Australia has delivered one great and powerful voice to our shores: ALFIO - The Voice from Oz, who will be performing in concert at the Tarrytown Music Hall on Saturday, September 14 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

GREYSTOKE Among Warner Archive's New Releases
by Movies News Desk - Jul 16, 2013

Warner Archive has announced new releases. The DVDs are Manufactured on Demand (MOD).; to order, fans must visit The Warner Archive Collection (more...)

New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2013 Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2013

At today's official christening and launch of the nation's first mobile Hall of Fame Museum, the New Jersey Hall of Fame announced its new class of inductees for 2013. The event was held at Liberty State Park, Jersey City. (more...)

Michael Longoria Performs Free Concert at Hardware Bar Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2013

In his return to the New York City nightlife scene, Michael Longoria, best known for his star turn as Frankie Valli in the Tony Award Winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys, offers a free concert in his favorite part of town. The concert will feature Longoria's renditions of hits by contemporary pop artists such as Rihanna, Fun!, and Gavin DeGraw, as well as the debut of original songs from Longoria's upcoming song writing project. (more...)

Michael Longoria to Perform Free Concert at Hardware Bar, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2013

In his return to the New York City nightlife scene, Michael Longoria, best known for his star turn as Frankie Valli in the Tony Award Winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys, offers a free concert in his favorite part of town. The concert will feature Longoria's renditions of hits by contemporary pop artists such as Rihanna, Fun!, and Gavin DeGraw, as well as the debut of original songs from Longoria's upcoming song writing project. (more...)

ASK A TRAINER: 'I Don't Want to Get Big, Bulky Muscles' /'I Wanna Put on Some Size'
by Michael Buckley - Apr 23, 2013

Michael Buckley answers two questions with in the same answer!!! (more...)

ANYTHING GOES' Erich Bergen to Play the RRazz Room, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2013

Erich Bergen, currently starring as Billy Crocker in the national tour of Anything Goes, is set to bring his one-night-only concert to San Francisco's premiere nightclub, Live At The RRazz, on Monday, January 28 at 8pm. Anything Goes is currently playing at the Golden Gate Theatre through February 3. Of Bergen's performance, Rob Hurwitt in The San Francisco Chronicle, said, " ... the hopeless romantic Billy Crocker [is] embodied by the wonderful Erich Bergen with leading man charisma, fine song-and-dance chops, and comic versatility." (more...)

Arts Horizons Celebrates 35th Anniversary Tonight, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2012

Arts Horizons will celebrate its 35th anniversary tonight, Oct. 22, 2012 at the Essex House, 160 Central Park South in NYC, beginning with cocktails at 6:30 PM. (more...)

Arts Horizons Celebrates 35th Anniversary, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 04, 2012

Arts Horizons will celebrate its 35th anniversary on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 at the Essex House, 160 Central Park South in NYC, beginning with cocktails at 6:30 PM. (more...)

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