Lainie Kazan News

Date of Birth: May 15, 1940 (75)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Female
THE BEN HECHT SHOW to Debut This Summer at Piven TheatreTHE BEN HECHT SHOW to Debut This Summer at Piven Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The fascinating life of Chicago newspaperman turned legendary playwright, screenwriter and novelist Ben Hecht takes center stage in Grippo Stage Company's world premiere of THE BEN HECHT SHOW, written and performed by James Sherman and directed by Dennis Za?ek. (more...)

Christine Andreas, Jarrod Spector & Kelli Barrett Among 31st Annual BISTRO AWARD WinnersChristine Andreas, Jarrod Spector & Kelli Barrett Among 31st Annual BISTRO AWARD Winners
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Legendary jazz singer and lyricist Jon Hendricks, dubbed 'The Poet Laureate of Jazz,' celebrated jazz vocalist and actress Annie Ross, and acclaimed jazz singer Janis Siegel are among the artists who will be honored at the 31st Annual Bistro Awards gala on Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 pm at the Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd St. As is the Bistro Awards tradition, the evening will feature performances by the winners; for the full list, see below! (more...)

Maltby & Shire's CLOSER THAN EVER to Play ICT, 2/12-3/6Maltby & Shire's CLOSER THAN EVER to Play ICT, 2/12-3/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Two dozen wise and witty 'songs of experience' with charming melodies and smartly crafted lyrics. International City Theatre opens its 2016 season with a recently updated version of Closer Than Ever, the Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best off-Broadway Musical that also netted Drama Desk nominations for lyricist Richard Maltby, Jr. and composer David Shire. Directed and choreographed by Todd Nielsen, with musical direction by Gerald Sternbach, and starring ICT favorites Kevin Bailey (Abigail/1702), Valerie Perri (The Sweepers), Adam von Almen (The Heir Apparent) and newcomer Katheryne Penny, Closer Than Ever opens February 12 at ICT's home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews take place on Feb. 10 and Feb. 11. (more...)

Romantic Comedy BEAU JEST to Play Skokie Theatre This FebruaryRomantic Comedy BEAU JEST to Play Skokie Theatre This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

MadKap Productions will present BEAU JEST by local playwright James Sherman, for ten performances at the Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie,†February 5 -†21, 2016. (more...)

First Look - Vardalos Shares Official Poster for MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2First Look - Vardalos Shares Official Poster for MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2
by TV News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

Nia Vardalos has shared the first poster for MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 on Facebook today. The sequel to 2002's hit romantic comedy hits theaters on March 25, 2016. Check it out below: (more...)

Leah Hocking, Robert Creighton, Natalie Douglas Set for THE ALGONQUIN KID in Concert at Urban StagesLeah Hocking, Robert Creighton, Natalie Douglas Set for THE ALGONQUIN KID in Concert at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Librettist/Lyricist Michael Colby will bring a concert adaptation of his well-received memoir, THE ALGONQUIN KID: ADVENTURES GROWING UP IN NEW YORK'S LEGENDARY HOTEL to Winter Rhythms at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street, NY 10001 on Dec. 13th at 2:00pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/15/2015Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/15/2015
by BWW - Nov 15, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/15/2015 for Los Angeles (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Andrea Martin & More in Trailer for MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2VIDEO: First Look - Andrea Martin & More in Trailer for MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2
by Movies News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Below, check out first trailer for MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2, the sequel to 2002's hit romantic comedy hitting theaters on March 25, 2016. (more...)

Don Rebic and Christine Reisner-Rebic Take Their Cabaret Act to the Studio with 'Lucky in Love'Don Rebic and Christine Reisner-Rebic Take Their Cabaret Act to the Studio with 'Lucky in Love'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

On the heels of a successful run of their first cabaret act, Look Who's in Love, distinguished entertainers Christine Reisner-Rebic (an international cabaret chanteuse and dancer) and Don Rebic (Broadway and cabaret musical director, jazz pianist and composer) took their cabaret act into the recording studio. (more...)

Christine Reisner-Rebic and Don Rebic to Release LOOK WHO'S IN LOVE toChristine Reisner-Rebic and Don Rebic to Release LOOK WHO'S IN LOVE to
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2015

On the heels of a successful run of their first cabaret act, Look Who's in Love, distinguished entertainers Christine Reisner-Rebic (an international cabaret chanteuse and dancer) and Don Rebic (Broadway and cabaret musical director, jazz pianist and composer) took their cabaret act into the recording studio. "Lucky in Love" features timeless standards as well as four songs of their own: "You're Making Me Nervous," "Two Heads Are Better Than One," "Leap of Faith" and the title track, "Lucky in Love." (more...)

PHOTO: First Look - Andrea Martin & Nia Vardalos in MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2PHOTO: First Look - Andrea Martin & Nia Vardalos in MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

USA Today has shared the first images from the set of MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2. The sequel to 2002's hit romantic comedy is set to hit theaters on March 25, 2016. (more...)

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...)

Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre Opens AMERICAN HEARTBEAT! TonightJimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre Opens AMERICAN HEARTBEAT! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 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...)

Indigo Girls, Valerie Harper and More Set for THE STARS COME OUT FOR SURVIVORS Benefit TonightIndigo Girls, Valerie Harper and More Set for THE STARS COME OUT FOR SURVIVORS Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2015

'THE STARS COME OUT FOR SURVIVORS - NYC' is slated for†tonight, 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...)

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...)

SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN Comes to Marcus Center, 4/30 & TodaySEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN Comes to Marcus Center, 4/30 & Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 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 Today, May 1. (more...)

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