Karen Black News

Date Of Birth:
July 01, 1939
Date Of Death:
August 08, 2013 (74)
Birth Place:
Park Ridge, IL, USA
Gender:
Female
Amber Martin to Kick Off Bi-Monthly Series of Performances at Joe's Pub on 8/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Celebrated singer and comedian Amber Martin embarks on a bi-monthly year-long performance residency at Joe's Pub at The Public with her newest show The Days of My Lives on Tuesday, August 12 at 9:30PM (doors 9:00PM). Over the course of her year at the Pub, she will showcase new material and characters, recounting her 30 year journey from the bayou in Southeast Texas to the Downtown bustle of New York. Tickets are $15, and available now online: www.joespub.com, by phone (212-967-7555) or in person at The Public Theater Box Office (425 Lafayette, NYC). Further residency dates are to be announced. (more...)

BWW Interview: Timothy Busfield and Melissa Gilbert Talk Stage, Screen, Sorkin, and Working Together
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 11, 2014

Recently married, actors Timothy Busfield and Melisa Gilbert, now transplanted to Michigan, have had big careers so far, and huge plans upcoming. (more...)

BWW Interview: Melissa Gilbert Talks STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Totem Pole Playhouse
by Marakay Rogers - May 27, 2014

The popular TV-film actor and star of 'Little House on the Prairie' talks coming to Central Pennsylvania to star in STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Totem Pole Playhouse. (more...)

Michael Goldberg Will Guest Direct Northwestern's 2014 WAA-MU SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Not only has Northwestern University's 83rd Annual Waa-Mu Show snagged Joseph Jefferson ("Jeff") Award-winning Chicago-based director and actor Michael Goldberg to guest direct this year, the musical confection is partnering with Andy's Frozen Custard. The downtown Evanston store is creating a special Waa-Mu Concrete that will be available to sweet-loving Waa-Mu fans. (more...)

Production Company to Present THE BLUE MOON DANCING Reading, 4/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Production Company's Managing Director of the 2014 Reading Series, Dean Farell Bruggeman, and Artistic Directors August Viverito and T L Kolman proudly announce the third selection for the company's new-play-reading series with Ed Graczyk's beautiful The Blue Moon Dancing, directed by David Youse. The reading takes place at our new studio space, dubbed The Production Company Workspace, at 14731 Oxnard St., Van Nuys, CA 91411, on Sunday, April 27 @ 7 pm, and Monday, April 28 @ 8 PM. Admission is complimentary. (more...)

Jeffrey Johnson in EDIE BEALE LIVE Returns to 54 Below, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Jeffrey Johnson in Edie Beale LIVE at Reno Sweeney on May 1st, 2014 at 9:30PM. 'Little Edie' Beale, of GREY GARDENS fame, performed a cabaret act at Reno Sweeney Nightclub in New York City over the New Years week of 1978…this is that act. (more...)

Coco Peru to Play Feinstein's at the Nikko, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are thrilled to welcome Coco Peru to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performance only - Saturday, April 26 at 7 p.m. Coco loves to reminisce. In fact, she's very good at it. In A More Intimate Evening with Coco Peru, Coco performs some of her favorite monologues and songs spanning her long career, as well as some new stuff too. Whether you've heard all or some of these stories, or if you're a Coco virgin, come see why Lily Tomlin called Coco 'one of the last great storytellers' and experience the trailblazing Queen who elevated drag whilst still wearing sensible heels. Tickets for Coco Peru range in price from $25 - $40 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Liza Minnelli Set for LA Gay & Lesbian Center's CONVERSATIONS WITH COCO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

For the eighth installment of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's ongoing series, Conversations With Coco-Miss Coco Peru's series of live, unscripted interviews with celebrated performing artists-the L.A. drag legend welcomes the legendary, quadruple-threat entertainer Miss Liza Minnelli to the Center's Renberg Theatre. (more...)

Liza Minnelli Set for LA Gay & Lesbian Center's CONVERSATIONS WITH COCO, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

For the eighth installment of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's ongoing series, Conversations With Coco-Miss Coco Peru's series of live, unscripted interviews with celebrated performing artists-the L.A. drag legend welcomes the legendary, quadruple-threat entertainer Miss Liza Minnelli to the Center's Renberg Theatre. (more...)

BWW Draws the Curtain on 2013: Those We've Lost this Year
by Walter McBride - Dec 29, 2013

Today, we remember those within the entertainment industry that we lost in 2013. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for Northwestern's 83rd Annual WAA-MU SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Searching for a novel holiday gift idea for a live theater or movie fan? Consider wrapping and adding a bow to a pair of tickets to Northwestern University's 83rd annual Waa-Mu Show. Tickets go on sale today (Dec. 11). (more...)

Carol Burnett Tribute A WOMAN OF CHARACTER Adds New December Dates at Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

Additional dates added for Jennylind Parris' New York City solo debut; A Woman of Character: A Tribute To The Incomparable Carol Burnett. These dates are Friday December 6th at 7:00p and Saturday December 21st at 4:00p at The Metropolitan Room . She is directed by multi-award winning director Gretchen Reinhagen and musically directed by multi-award winning musical director Tracy Stark. Proceeds from the December 21st show will go to benefit the Nomi Network, an organization creating jobs for women rescued out of sex trafficking. www.NomiNetwork.org (more...)

Harrison Ford & More to Celebrate 'Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World'
by Movies News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

Katharine “Kat” Kramer, producer of Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World, will celebrate the film series' Fifth Anniversary on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by presenting a one night only screening of the North American Premiere of FALLOUT (more...)

Jennylind Parris to Pay Tribute to Carol Burnett at Metropolitan Room, 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Jennylind Parris will make her New York City solo debut in A Woman of Character: A Tribute To The Incomparable Carol Burnett on Saturday November 2nd at 4:00p at the Metropolitan Room. She is directed by multi-award winning director Gretchen Reinhagen and musically directed by multi-award winning musical director Tracy Stark. (more...)

Monthly Series "Music at the Mansion" Will Be Held at Oakeside 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2013

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment of the monthly concert series, "Music at the Mansion", on Sunday, October 27, at 3pm. Performers include Gas Lamp Players' cast of The Secret Garden, Tracy Stark, and DC Anderson. The featured performer in the "Young Musician Moment" will be Lauren Barr. Gas Lamp Players will be presenting the Broadway Musical, The Secret Garden, November 22-24. The Secret Garden tells the story of Mary Lennox, a young girl orphaned during the cholera epidemic in India, who is sent to live on a mysterious estate in Yorkshire, England. The estate's many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies, and the "Dreamers," spirits from Mary's past, who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden's compelling tale. Based on the famous novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the stunning musical score and classic story combine to create a powerful and uplifting theatrical experience about the healing power of the earth, which allows for love to grow, heal and flourish. Pianist/Arranger/Conductor/SingerSongwriter and Miranda Recording Artist, Tracy Stark is a 6-time MAC Award winner, in the categories of Music Director, Piano Bar Entertainer, and Song of the Year. She is also a Bistro Award winner for Musical Direction, and winner of the Dottie Burman Songwriter of the Year Award. Tracy has worked with Lesley Gore, Phoebe Snow, Karen Black, Randy Jones (Village People), Barb Jungr, Eric Millegan, Tonya Pinkins, Ann Crumb, Marni Nixon, and hundreds of other rock, jazz, and broadway vocalists. She has conducted, played, and sung at all the finest and the sleaziest venues all over the world. She has played/conducted on numerous television shows, including The Today Show. Her songs are included on at least 20 different compilations, and have been winning accolades in songwriting competitions for the past 2 decades. (more...)

Judd Nelson To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Iowa Independent Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

Actor Judd Nelson will be the guest of honor and the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Iowa Independent Film Festival on Saturday, October 26 at the Frank Lloyd Wright Hotel in Mason City, Iowa. (more...)

'The Artist' Actor Ed Lauter Dies at 74
by Movies News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

Character actor Ed Lauter, whose career in movies and TV spanned five decades, died yesterday, Wednesday October 16th at the age of 74. (more...)

James Jackson Jr. and Amber Martin Set for LAST TUESDAY... at Duane Park Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

Last Today...with James Jackson, Jr. with special guest Amber Martin is set for tonight, September 24th (Doors: 7:00pm/Show: 8:00PM) at Duane Park, 308 Bowery (btwn Bleecker St & Houston St). (more...)

Raging Squid Ink Brings THE DEAD DREAM MACHINE to La Luz, Now thru 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

Raging Squid Ink and Eric Schmalenberger have announced the Raging Squid Ink and Eric Schmalenberger have announced the world premiere production of Jake Thomas' THE DEAD DREAM MACHINE, video art directed by Sean Gill and directed and choreographed by Rachel Klein. THE DEAD DREAM MACHINE will play a limited engagement at La Luz (135 Thames Street, Brooklyn, NY). Performances begin tonight, September 18 and continue through Saturday, October 13. Opening Night is Friday, September 20 (8 p.m.). Press are invited tonight, September 18 at 8 p.m., Thursday, September 19 at 8 p.m. and Friday, September 20 at 8 p.m. (and any subsequent performance). (more...)

James Jackson Jr. and Amber Martin Set for LAST TUESDAY... at Duane Park, 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2013

Last Tuesday...with James Jackson, Jr. with special guest Amber Martin is set for Tuesday, September 24th (Doors: 7:00pm/Show: 8:00PM) at Duane Park, 308 Bowery (btwn Bleecker St & Houston St). (more...)

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