Kevin James News

Comedian Owen Benjamin Returns As Host of the Art Directors Guild 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, Jan. 31
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Comedian Owen Benjamin will host the 19th annual Art Directors Guild (ADG) Excellence in Production Design Awards (#ADGAwards) for the second time, Saturday, January 31, 2015, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The announcement came today by ADG Council Chairman John Shaffner and Awards Co-Producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly. (more...)

Margaret Copeland Will Return to HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Original cast member, Margaret Copeland, is returning to the long-running Off-Broadway comedy smash HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER this weekend only at Planet Hollywood Times Square. Margaret will be filling in for Olivia Petzy and she'll be performing opposite her co-writer and original cast member, Kevin James Doyle. (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...)

ClearTV Ltd. adds eclectic programming partners and talent to both its ClearVision Television Network and Multi-Channel Network, TVChannels4u
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ClearTV Ltd. (CLTV:F) is powering ClearVision and TVChannels4u with new programming from a diverse set of producers and talent.The enhancements to the ClearTV roster of content starts with What's Trending, a 24/7 news hub, covering and curating the most viral and shareable content across the social web. 'We're incredibly excited to partner with ClearTV. As a media brand, it's important for What'sTrending to engage with our audience on every screen possible, and ClearTV allows us great access to a new platform of video consumers who want to know what's hot in their busy world.' Said Damon Berger, CEO, What'sTrending. (more...)

Bob Dylan, NEWSIES, Ira Glass, Neil deGrasse Tyson and More Set for The Kimmel Center's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The Kimmel Center kicks off its 2014-2015 season this week with more than 100 new shows on sale to the public for the first time, including multi-Grammy winner and Songwriters Hall of Famer Bob Dylan (Nov. 21-23), Broadway's Tony-Winning hit Newsies (Oct. 28-Nov. 2), award winning NPR radio host Ira Glass (Nov. 12), Puerto Rican super group, Calle 13 (Sept. 27), and Emmy winning astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson (Feb. 25). (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...)

Adam Ferrara and Peggy J. Scott Join IT HAS TO BE YOU at Abingdon This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Peter Davenport, Adam Ferrara ('Nurse Jackie'), Jeffrey C. Hawkins, and Peggy J. Scott ('House of Cards') join Ms. Butterfield in the new play set to begin performances October 3 at Abingdon Theatre Company. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS – WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE to Make Its North American Pre-Broadway Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE (http://www.theillusionistslive.com), the world's best-selling touring magic show, will make its North American pre-Broadway premiere as part of the Broadway In Akron season at The University of Akron's E. J. Thomas Hall. (more...)

NURSE JACKIE's Adam Ferrara and More Join Abingdon's IT HAS TO BE YOU, Running This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Abingdon Theatre Company -- which has produced 83 new plays in its 21-year history -- launches its 2014-2015 Season with IT HAS TO BE YOU by Drama Desk nominee Catherine Butterfield (JOINED AT THE HEAD), set to begin previews October 3, at the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Official press opening is set for Sunday, October 12, with performances through October 26. Drama Desk nominee Stuart Ross (ENTER LAUGHING, FOREVER PLAID) is set to direct. (more...)

Off-Broadway's Hit HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER Celebrates Two Years of Performances!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The long-running Off-Broadway comedy smash HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER, starring Kevin James Doyle and Olivia Petzy, will celebrate its two-year anniversary tonight, August 22nd at Planet Hollywood Times Square. HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER began performances August 22, 2012 at Sofia's Downstairs Theater, where the show played to packed houses for more than a year. (more...)

HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER to Celebrate Second Anniversary Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The long-running Off-Broadway comedy smash HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER, starring Kevin James Doyle and Olivia Petzy, will celebrate its two-year anniversary tomorrow, August 22nd at Planet Hollywood Times Square. (more...)

Broadway-Bound THE ILLUSIONISTS to Perform on AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE, the world's best-selling touring magic show, will be featured on "America's Got Talent" tomorrow night Wednesday August 20 between 9-10PM EST on NBC. Three of the seven spectacular magicians featured in the stage show will dazzle the Radio City Music Hall audience. You won't believe your eyes when Kevin James, Adam Trent and Dan Sperry bring their "A" game to the legendary venue. See them tomorrow before seeing them live on The Great White Way and in cities across the country this fall. (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...)

Hit Magic Group The Illusionists to Perform During AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, 8/20
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The last quarter-final round of “America's Got Talent” before the semi-finals begin is set to feature a mind-blowing performance by three magicians from the critically-acclaimed “The Illusionists: Witness The Impossible.” (more...)

Off-Broadway's HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER Now On Sale Into January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Due to overwhelming demand, the long-running Off-Broadway comedy smash HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER, starring Kevin James Doyle and Olivia Petzy, today put a new block of seats on sale through January 3, 2015. HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER began performances August 22, 2012 at Sofia's Downstairs Theater, where the show played to packed houses for more than a year. The production reopened on October 19, 2013 to unanimous rave reviews at the brand new Screening Room Theater at Planet Hollywood Times Square, 1540 Broadway (entrance on 45th Street just east of Broadway). (more...)

David Spade Coming to Comedy Works Landmark Village, 9/15-16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

David Spade is making a stop in Denver for a rare club performance at Comedy Works South! (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre Presents AVENUE Q, 9/12-9/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The South Bend Civic Theatre Presents Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical, 'Avenue Q' from September 12th through the 28th. (more...)

Olivia Petzy Joins Off-Broadway's HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

Olivia Petzy is joining the cast of the long-running Off-Broadway comedy smash HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER tonight (Friday) at Planet Hollywood. She is assuming the roles(s) formerly played by Margaret Copeland who is set to be married this month. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TOMMY is Packed with Rocking Vocals
by Jeff Davis - Aug 07, 2014

Excuse me if I'm suffering from a case of deja vu. Last year, theatergoers in Central Texas got to see Austin's Zach Theatre and San Antonio's Playhouse duke it out with competing productions of Les Miserables. I was fortunate enough to see both productions, and in the battle of the barricades, I declared a draw. Naturally, Zach and The Playhouse's current production of The Who's Tommy feels like a rematch. So which has the pinball wizard winner? The answer is: both. While Zach's production is a feast for the senses, The Playhouse's production places its focus squarely on its awe-inspiring cast. (more...)

Margaret Copeland Exits Off-Broadway's HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

Margaret Copeland will play her final performance in the long-running Off-Broadway comedy smash HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER this Saturday night, August 2nd at Planet Hollywood. She is set to be married three weeks later. As previously reported on Broadway World, Margaret's engagement to Colin Hunter, CEO of Alton Lane Custom Clothing, was announced on stage by her co-star Kevin James Doyle after the April 11th performance. Olivia Petzy will assume Margaret's role(s) on August 8th. (more...)

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