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Joy Behar Coming to The Colonial Theatre, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Comedian/talk show host, Joy Behar brings her stand-up tour to The Colonial Theatre. With more than 30 years on stage and screen, Behar's one-woman show takes us on a journey from her rollicking childhood in Brooklyn to center stage as one of America's most notable talk show hosts and comedians. Behar commented, 'It's a good time to take stock of my shenanigans.' (more...)

Comedian and Actor Joel McHale to Make His Aces of Comedy Debut, 12/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Guests can ring in the New Year with actor and comedian Joel McHale at The Mirage Hotel & Casino. McHale, best known for his long-running show “The Soup” on E! Entertainment and his starring role on the hit TV show “Community,” will makes his Aces of Comedy debut December 29 – 30 at 10 p.m. nightly in the Terry Fator Theatre. (more...)

Kathy Griffin to Replace Joan Rivers on E!'s FASHION POLICE?
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

The UK's Daily Mail reports exclusively that Kathy Griffin is set to take over as the newest member of E!'s FASHION POLICE, replacing legendary comedian Joan Rivers who passed away earlier this month. (more...)

MAKERS: WOMEN IN COMEDY Airs 9/30 on PBS
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The first film in the new MAKERS series, MAKERS: Women in Comedy, will premiere on Tuesday, September 30 at 9pm ET/PT on PBS. MAKERS: Women in Comedy tracks the rise of women in the world of comedy, from the “dangerous” comedy of '70s sitcoms like Maude to the groundbreaking women of the 1980s American comedy club boom and building to today's multifaceted landscape. Today, movies like Bridesmaids break box office records and the women of Saturday Night Live are often more famous than their male counterparts. Contemporary comics, including Chelsea Handler, Mo'Nique, Sarah Silverman, Ellen DeGeneres, Jane Lynch, Kathy Griffin, and the incomparable Joan Rivers talk about where women started in this competitive, male-dominated profession and where they are determined to go. (more...)

VIDEO: Kathy Griffin & More in Highlights from LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

HBO continues its satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events, LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER. (more...)

Kathy Griffin Coming to Sound Board in January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

MotorCity Casino Hotel welcomes Kathy Griffin to Sound Board on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Seattle Musical Theatre to Present THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 10/9-18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Seattle Musical Theatre is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the American premiere of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, music, lyrics, and book by Richard O'Brien. With Director Steven Fogell at the helm and with music direction by Kim Dare, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW runs October 9-18, 2014 at Magnuson Park. Tickets ($25) are available at www.seattlemusicaltheatre.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Kathy Griffin, 'STARCATCHER', Itzak Perlman, Alvin Ailey and More Set for the Van Wezel's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Once again crowned as the No. 1 Performing Arts Hall of its size in North America (Venues Today, 2000 seat category), the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is proud to announce a new season bustling with fresh talent and seasoned stars, with every performance delivering a dose of extraordinary. Single tickets go on sale this coming Saturday, September 13 at 10 AM at the Box Office, online, and by phone. Appointments are available for ticket buyers by calling the Box Office at 941-953-3368. (more...)

Seth Rudetsky to Release New 'BROADWAY DIARY' this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Dress Circle Publishing has announced the release of famed Sirius XM radio host Seth Rudetsky's first book in a new series titled Seth's Broadway Diary featuring "hi-lairous" stories from such Broadway greats as Patti LuPone, Chita Rivera, Raul Esparza, Jonathan Groff and more. Seth's Broadway Diary, the first in a multivolume collection, can be pre-ordered by visiting Dress Circle Publishing and will officially release on October 22, 2014. (more...)

GSN to Air SKIN WARS Season One Finale, Reunion Show, 9/24
by TV News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today a special SKIN WARS REUNION SHOW to air immediately following the series' season one finale on Wednesday, September 24. (more...)

The Aces of Comedy Series Presents Kevin James and Ray Romano, 11/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

The Mirage welcomes back comedians Ray Romano of “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Hitch” star Kevin James November 14 – 15 when they perform together at the Terry Fator Theatre. Romano will charm the audience with his smooth comedic style while James will entertain audience members with his quick wit. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Hugh Jackman Sing at Joan Rivers Funeral; Peters, Chenoweth & More B'Way Stars in Attendance
by TV News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

In her 2012 book 'I Hate Everyone ... Starting With Me,' comedian Joan Rivers shared that she hoped her funeral would be 'a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action' and 'Hollywood all the way.' Boy did she get what she wished for. (more...)

NBC to Air Joan Rivers Special Tonight
by TV News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

In a special edition of NBC's Dateline, 'Celebrating Joan Rivers' will look back at the extraordinary life and legacy of Joan Rivers, airing tonight at 9pm/8c. Friends and fellow comics will pay tribute to the legendary comedienne and television host, including Kathy Griffin, Dick Cavett, Donald Trump, Don Rickles, Gilbert Gottfried and Lily Tomlin. (more...)

VIDEO: Kathy Griffin Talks Passing of Joan Rivers: 'I Will Miss Her Forever'
by TV News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Saying she was devastated by the comedian's death, Griffin discussed her personal experiences with the woman who helped blaze the trail for her. (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg, Bette Midler, Ricky Gervais & More Remember Iconic Comedienne Joan Rivers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Friends, colleagues, and members of the theatre industy have started turning to Twitter to express their sorrow at the news. BWW will continue to update the reactions as they are posted.Friends, colleagues, and members of the theatre industry have started turning to Twitter to express their sorrow at the news. BWW will continue to update the reactions as they are posted. (more...)

Don Rickles Returning to The Orleans Showroom, 10/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Continuing his record-breaking 55th consecutive year as a Las Vegas headliner, internationally renowned comedian, actor and entertainer Don Rickles is set to perform at The Orleans Showroom October 11 and 12. (more...)

Comedian Lewis Black Returns to The Mirage in THE RANT IS DUE Tour, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Actor, playwright and comedian Lewis Black will return to The Mirage, bringing his spot-on social and political humor to the Terry Fator Theatre during his THE RANT IS DUE TOUR. The comedian is a four-time GRAMMY Award-nominee and two-time winner for his albums The Carnegie Hall Performance and Stark Raving Black. (more...)

Scoop: THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN on CBS - Week of August 18, 2014
by TV Scoop - Aug 14, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, airing on CBS for the week of August 18, 2014! (more...)

Sierra Boggess, James Monroe Iglehart and More Join Seth Rudetsky's NOT SINCE HIGH SCHOOL Benefit for MS 245, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky will host and music direct a benefit concert at 42West on Sunday August 24th called Not Since High School. The concert, which will begin at 7:30, will showcase Broadway performers singing the classic roles they played as teens while wearing braces and/or breaking out. (more...)

Seth Rudetsky Heading to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 9/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Sirius/XM radio's Broadway host, Seth Rudetsky, is bringing his hilarious one-man show - Seth's Big Fat Broadway - to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Saturday, September 13 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, September 14 (7 p.m.). Seth's Big Fat Broadway is described as a combination of 'America's Funniest Home Videos' and 'The Daily Show.' The 90-minute tour-de-force features his trademark 'deconstructions,' in which Rudetsky uses his audio/video collection to break down brilliant performances from beloved Broadway divas (Patti LuPone, Betty Buckley) as well as showcase mind-boggling videos like The Osmonds singing a medley from Fiddler On The Roof or Cher performing all of West Side Story. Seriously. This award-winning show recently played to a sold-out crowd in London where it received 5-star reviews and was called 'blindingly brilliant' 'unmissably fantastic' 'hysterical', a 'must-see'! Tickets for Seth Rudetsky range in price from $35 - $50 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

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