Larry Gelbart News

Date of Birth: February 25, 1928 (89)
Gender: Male
Stars Come Out for Celebration of New Book CREATE! How Extraordinary People Live To Create and Create To LiveStars Come Out for Celebration of New Book CREATE! How Extraordinary People Live To Create and Create To Live
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

On Friday, June 9th, 2017, 5-7pm — a Special Book Event for “CREATE! How Extraordinary People Live To Create and Create To Live” — a new book by best-selling author, Ronald Rand — will be held at The Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40 Street in New York City.  (more...)

Davis Gaines to Fight Windmills in MAN OF LA MANCHA at La Mirada Theatre This JuneDavis Gaines to Fight Windmills in MAN OF LA MANCHA at La Mirada Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the fifth show of its 2016-2017 season, Davis Gaines starring in his Ovation award-winning role as Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA, with book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, music by Mitch Leigh, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo, choreography by Patti Colombo and directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

BWW Review: CITY OF ANGELS at Theatre HarrisburgBWW Review: CITY OF ANGELS at Theatre Harrisburg
by Allison Rambler - Mar 7, 2017

In the vast world of community theatre, the production of obscure musicals can often be a dangerous game. The unfamiliarity of the show tends to lend itself to smaller crowds and clouded expectations. From a performer's perspective, this can be both advantageous and inconvenient. While unknown characters provide more opportunity for creative liberties and interpretations, there is relatively little source material to draw from. However, from the perspective of an audience member, we are less likely to hold actors to certain standards of how a character is to be portrayed, because quite frankly, we're not too sure ourselves. In the case of CITY OF ANGELS at Theatre Harrisburg, the cast and crew have taken an exceptionally underground musical and crafted a performance that left the audience entertained from beginning to end, wondering why they'd never heard of it before. (more...)

THE HUMANS, HEISENBERG and More Set for Pittsburgh Public Theater in 2017-18THE HUMANS, HEISENBERG and More Set for Pittsburgh Public Theater in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Producing Artistic Director Ted Pappas today announced five of the six plays comprising the 2017/2018 subscription series at Pittsburgh Public Theater and one very special event. Included are works by William Shakespeare, Stephen Sondheim, and Peter Shaffer, as well as two hot new Broadway plays in a season exemplifying the company's range as a producing organization. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 2/26/2017Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 2/26/2017
by BWW - Feb 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/26/2017 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 2/19/2017Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 2/19/2017
by BWW - Feb 19, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/19/2017 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)

Broadway and Local Talent Join Forces for Riverdale YM-YWHA's CITY OF ANGELS GalaBroadway and Local Talent Join Forces for Riverdale YM-YWHA's CITY OF ANGELS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Broadway luminaries and Riverdale's most talented performers will join forces for a Gala concert production of the multi-Tony Award-winning film noir musical comedy set in 1940s Hollywood, CITY OF ANGELS.   (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 2/12/2017Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 2/12/2017
by BWW - Feb 12, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/12/2017 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)

NEIL SIMON'S LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR Opens 3/3 at Little Fish TheatreNEIL SIMON'S LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR Opens 3/3 at Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

 Laughter on the 23rd Floor marks the second production of Little Fish Theatre's exciting 2017 Season. Written by Emmy, Tony, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Neil Simon, this show is a perfect combination of material and talent, and will have audiences rolling in the aisles.  Directed by Holly Baker-Kreiswirth, Laughter opens on March 3 and runs for 5 fun-filled weeks. (more...)

Michael Matus and George Rae are Hopping into the West End to Star in Stephen Sondheim's THE FROGSMichael Matus and George Rae are Hopping into the West End to Star in Stephen Sondheim's THE FROGS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Michael Matus & George Rae will play Dionysos and Xanthias in the UK premiere of the latest Broadway version of the rarely performed musical, an hilarious send up of Greek comedy and satire, with a book revised and expanded by Nathan Lane. (more...)

Kathleen Marshall, Gordon Greenberg & More Join The Muny's 2017 Summer SeasonKathleen Marshall, Gordon Greenberg & More Join The Muny's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2017 Season, which opens on June 12 with Jesus Christ Superstar. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim's THE FROGS is Hopping into the West End!Stephen Sondheim's THE FROGS is Hopping into the West End!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The latest Broadway version of the rarely performed Stephen Sondheim musical The Frogs, an hilarious send up of Greek comedy and satire, with a book revised and expanded by Nathan Lane, is to get its UK premiere in 2017 at Jermyn Street Theatre. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Read a Chapter from Kenny Solms' BITS Memoir!BWW Exclusive: Read a Chapter from Kenny Solms' BITS Memoir!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

If variety is the spice of life, Kenny Solms has tasted great success. Touted in his hometown newspaper as 'Philadelphia's funniest person,' he began his career in New York, where he teamed up with New York University classmate Gail Parent to create material for Leonard Sillman's last Broadway revue New Faces, and sketches for New York's famed Upstairs at the Downstairs. His collaboration with Ms. Parent climaxed with their co-creation of the now legendary Emmy award winning The Carol Burnett Show. (more...)

City Theatre Company Presents Neil Simon's LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOORCity Theatre Company Presents Neil Simon's LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Ring in the holiday season with the wild comedy of high jinks, good times, and Laughter on the 23rd Floor. City Theatre Austin, November 18 - December 18. (more...)

City Theatre Company Presents Neil Simon's LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOORCity Theatre Company Presents Neil Simon's LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Ring in the holiday season with the wild comedy of high jinks, good times, and Laughter on the 23rd Floor. City Theatre Austin, November 18 - December 18. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at La Mirada's LEND ME A TENORPhoto Flash: First Look at La Mirada's LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season:  Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke.  LEND ME A TENOR will preview on Friday, October 21, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 22) and run through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.    (more...)

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Presents LEND ME A TENORLa Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Presents LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season:  Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke.  LEND ME A TENOR will preview on Today, October 21, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 22) and run through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.    (more...)

ALL IN THE FAMILY Among TV Classics Set for SundanceTV's New Daytime ProgrammingALL IN THE FAMILY Among TV Classics Set for SundanceTV's New Daytime Programming
by TV News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

SundanceTV today announced that it will feature some of the most iconic series in the history of television with a new daytime programming block, airing weekdays from 6a to 1p ET starting Monday, November 7. (more...)

Fairleigh Dickinson University to Produce A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUMFairleigh Dickinson University to Produce A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Students from Fairleigh Dickinson University's Visual and Performing Arts Department will be participating in the upcoming production, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, October 21-October 30 under the direction of Carole Healey. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre Center's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUMPhoto Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre Center's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Audiences are in for an outrageously hilarious time as Geva Theatre Center presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with a book by Bert Shevelove and Larry Gelbart and music and lyrics byStephen Sondheim and directed by Melissa Rain Anderson in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from tonight, October 4, through November 6. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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