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Date of Birth: May 15, 1940 (75)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
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BWW Reviews: Jacob Storms Thunders Through Metropolitan Room; Arthur Pomposello Pops Up Again With Blues/Jazz Sets at Don't Tell MamaBWW Reviews: Jacob Storms Thunders Through Metropolitan Room; Arthur Pomposello Pops Up Again With Blues/Jazz Sets at Don't Tell Mama
by Andrew Martin - Jul 28, 2015

In his new show at the Metropolitan Room, Give My Regards to Broadway (which opened on July 18), Jacob Storms wholeheartedly disproves the perception that a singer making their debut in the cabaret arena need a director or more than just a pianist to prove their greatness. Over at Don't Tell Mama, former Oak Room show producer Arthur Pomposello has re-emerged with a new regular blues supper club show. (more...)

Sterling's Upstairs Announces 9th Year Anniversary Celebration With Broadway, Pop and Great American Songbook Concerts!Sterling's Upstairs Announces 9th Year Anniversary Celebration With Broadway, Pop and Great American Songbook Concerts!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Founded by BroadwayWorld TV's own Michael Sterling (On-air Producer and Host for live entertainment news events in Los Angeles), Sterling's Upstairs first opened its doors at the renowned Vitello's Restaurant in Studio City, CA. where it single handedly brought back to Los Angeles the art of intimate upscale cabaret concerts which had all but vanished from the cultural scene in movie town, USA.  However, in due time, the venue was whole heartedly embraced by enthusiasts of LA's performing arts community and continued to thrive for 6 successful years in a former storage room that was transformed by Sterling into a true supper club environment.   (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of PENN & TELLER ON BROADWAYPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of PENN & TELLER ON BROADWAY
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 13, 2015

Penn Jillette and Teller make their long-awaited return to the Broadway stage this summer with Penn & Teller On Broadway, now in performances at the Marquis Theatre (46th Street between Broadway and 8th). The production opened last night, July 12 and will play a strictly limited six-week engagement through August 16. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: She's Way Ahead! Happy Birthday To Michele LeeTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: She's Way Ahead! Happy Birthday To Michele Lee
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 25, 2015

Today we salute a Broadway and Hollywood star just announced to be making her return to Broadway later this year in WICKED. (more...)

West Coast Premiere of James Sherman's THE BEN HECHT SHOW Begins Next Month at Zephyr TheatreWest Coast Premiere of James Sherman's THE BEN HECHT SHOW Begins Next Month at Zephyr Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

The West Coast Premiere of renowned Chicago playwright, James Sherman's comedy THE BEN HECHT SHOW opens Friday, July 24th at the Zephyr Theatre (7456 Melrose Ave ?Los Angeles, CA  90046.) The play runs Friday and Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 2 PM, July 24th through Sunday, August 16th. Tickets are $25 and are available at plays411/benhecht or by calling (323) 960-7861 (more...)

Photo Flash: National Meningitis Association Hosts 2015 GIVE KIDS A SHOT GalaPhoto Flash: National Meningitis Association Hosts 2015 GIVE KIDS A SHOT Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

The 2015 National Meningitis Association Gala was held on April 27 at The Pierre Hotel to benefit the Fight Against Meningitis, a Vaccine-Preventable Disease. The annual NMA 'Give Kids a Shot' Gala was once again an emotion filled evening and a stellar success in aiding in the fight against meningitis, a potentially vaccine preventable disease. The Pierre was the stunning setting for this year's event as hundreds of New York's notables turned out to support the cause and were thrilled by the knockout performance of Obie Award winning actor/singer Darius de Haas. This year's Master of Ceremonies was Paul A. Offit, M.D., Chief of Infectious Diseases and Director of the Vaccine Education Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Indigo Girls, Valerie Harper and More Set for THE STARS COME OUT FOR SURVIVORS Benefit, 5/9Indigo Girls, Valerie Harper and More Set for THE STARS COME OUT FOR SURVIVORS Benefit, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

"THE STARS COME OUT FOR SURVIVORS - NYC" is slated for Saturday, May 9th at Webster Hall in NYC, with a special full benefit concert by Indigo Girls presented by the award-winning Survivor Mitzvah Project. (more...)

Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre to Open AMERICAN HEARTBEAT!, 5/15Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre to Open AMERICAN HEARTBEAT!, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

After the hilarious musical/comedy hit, 'AIN'T FOOD WONDERFUL', Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre, 5732 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL presents, the Musical Play , 'AMERICAN HEARTBEAT!', by director/writer/composer Dr. Martha Velez, PHD, the author of the award winning play, 'Power of the Powerless!'. (more...)

Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton Set for KAT KRAMER'S FILMS THAT CHANGE THE WORLDMartin Sheen, Mischa Barton Set for KAT KRAMER'S FILMS THAT CHANGE THE WORLD
by Movies News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Martin Sheen and Mischa Barton, stars of the film, Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain, will be among the participants kicking off the Seventh Annual Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World cinema series highlighting socially significant films, (more...)

LOVE SONGS PLAYAROUND SHAKESPEARE Runs 3/26-27 in Ann ArborLOVE SONGS PLAYAROUND SHAKESPEARE Runs 3/26-27 in Ann Arbor
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

LOVE SONGS PLAYAROUND SHAKESPEARE combines the lyrical and romantic songs from a new contemporary musical, LOVE SONGS-A Musical (Music & Lyrics by Steven Cagan, veteran composer/conductor, DREAMGIRLS Musical Director), with some of Shakespeare's most passionate, poetic love scenes, enhanced by modern visual technology and dance. (more...)

BWW Preview: The Smith Center Presents Broadway Las Vegas 2015-16BWW Preview: The Smith Center Presents Broadway Las Vegas 2015-16
by Ellen Sterling - Feb 26, 2015

Las Vegas' Smith Center for the Performing Arts is an extraordinary place. It's diverse programs encompass just about all of the performing arts. The building, designed by David M. Schwartz is a Neo Art Deco design and features a 47-bell carillon housed in a 17-story carillon tower. The design, Schwartz said at the opening, was chosen to echo the design elements of Hoover Dam, located 30 miles away. It is the first performing arts center in the United States to be Gold LEED certified. After three years of planning and construction, it opened on March 10, 2012. (more...)

SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN Comes to Marcus Center, 4/30 & 5/1SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN Comes to Marcus Center, 4/30 & 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man, the hit comedy written by Matt Murphy, based on the best-selling book by Dan Anderson and Maggie Berman, is making a stop in Milwaukee at the Marcus Center's Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall for two nights only on Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1. (more...)

Allison Janney Set for 'CONVERSATIONS WITH COCO' at LA LGBT Center, 3/7Allison Janney Set for 'CONVERSATIONS WITH COCO' at LA LGBT Center, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

For the ninth installment of the Los Angeles LGBT Center's ongoing series Conversations With Coco - Miss Coco Peru's series of live, unscripted interviews with celebrated performing artists - the LA drag legend welcomes the multiple award-winning actress Allison Janney to the Center's Renberg Theatre on Saturday, March 7, at 8pm. (more...)

Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival to Open This Week with ABOVE AND BEYONDPalm Beach Jewish Film Festival to Open This Week with ABOVE AND BEYOND
by Movies News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

The 25th annual The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival (January 15-February 8, 2015) opens on Thursday with the Florida Premiere of ABOVE AND BEYOND and producer Nancy Spielberg. The Opening Night Screening will be held at 7 pm on January 15 at the Kravis Center's Cohen Pavilion (more...)

Kravis Kicks Off 2015 with Amazing Line-Up of Broadway Hits & Top StarsKravis Kicks Off 2015 with Amazing Line-Up of Broadway Hits & Top Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2015

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performance Arts invites entertainment fans to kick off 2015 with international artists and attractions from every discipline from rock to pop to classical music, from Broadway to Hollywood. (more...)

The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Presents CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 1/28-2/1The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Presents CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 1/28-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

How does Vanna flip her panels? How did Hasslelhoff combat the beaches of "Baywatch"? Why did Burt and Loni topple from the upper tier of their wedding cake? Find out these answers and more in the new hit comedy CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY the international, critically acclaimed hit comedy show where star performers act out actual celebrity memoirs--word for word -- from Bieber, Beyonce, Barbra, Burton and beyond! The Drama Desk Award winning comedy show comes to the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts January 28 - February 1. (more...)

CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY to Play Kravis Center in 2015CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY to Play Kravis Center in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2014

How does Vanna flip her panels? How did Hasslelhoff combat the beaches of “Baywatch”? Why did Burt and Loni topple from the upper tier of their wedding cake? Find out these answers and more in the new hit comedy CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY the international, critically acclaimed hit comedy show where star performers act out actual celebrity memoirs--word for word -- from Bieber, Beyonce, Barbra, Burton and beyond! The Drama Desk Award winning comedy show comes to the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts January 28 - February 1. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: It's So Long, Farewell, Au Wiedersehen Reviewing For Me, But Meet & Greet BWW's New Team of Cabaret CriticsCABARET LIFE NYC: It's So Long, Farewell, Au Wiedersehen Reviewing For Me, But Meet & Greet BWW's New Team of Cabaret Critics
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 7, 2014

After four years reviewing cabaret shows, more than two for BroadwayWorld, our lead New York cabaret critic Stephen Hanks will be giving up reviewing shows to be the BWW Cabaret section's Editor and lead feature writer. Here's how he became a cabaret reviewer, why he's giving it up, and who he's brought on board to make up BWW's new cabaret reviewing team. (more...)

Jennifer Kranz, Adrienne Visnic and More to Celebrate a 'Thanks for Giving' November at Sterling's Upstairs at the FederalJennifer Kranz, Adrienne Visnic and More to Celebrate a 'Thanks for Giving' November at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Jennifer Kranz, winner of LA's Next Great Stage Star 2014; and Stage Star top finalist Adrienne Visnic make their respective headlining debuts at Sterling's Upstairs November 16th and 23rd. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 11/09/2014Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 11/09/2014
by BWW - Nov 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/09/2014 for Connecticut (more...)

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