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Date of Death: January 05, 2001
Gender: Male
Photo Flash: Ray Cooney Presents OUT OF ORDER at the Marlowe TheatrePhoto Flash: Ray Cooney Presents OUT OF ORDER at the Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Master of Farce Ray Cooney brings his latest show to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, later this month. (more...)

Joshua James, Shawn Mullins, Murder Mystery and More Coming Up at City Winery ChicagoJoshua James, Shawn Mullins, Murder Mystery and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces legendary guitarist Robby Krieger of the Doors, folk-rock artist Joshua James' album release show and more. (more...)

BWW Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS a Triumphant Adventure for the Rhode Island Stage EnsembleBWW Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS a Triumphant Adventure for the Rhode Island Stage Ensemble
by Veronica Bruscini - Feb 18, 2017

RISE's production of AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, under the skillful direction of Gordon Dell, is polished to a gleaming shine, keeping the narrative's pace tight and fast and timing each quick-witted punchline to perfection. (more...)

THE BIG BROADCAST! Returns to Mount Holyoke College's  Chapin Auditorium on 3/5THE BIG BROADCAST! Returns to Mount Holyoke College's Chapin Auditorium on 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College present the 12th edition of The Big Broadcast! on Sunday, March 5 at 2PM & 7PM at Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, MA. Created and directed by Mark Gionfriddo, who is also onstage as "Matt Morgan", The Big Broadcast!  is a re-creation of a live 1940's radio show featuring the Mount Holyoke College Big Band, Vocal Jazz, and Chamber Jazz Ensembles performing well-known tunes from the swing era and the American songbook. WWLP-TV meteorologist Brian Lapis is emcee "Fred Kelley" for his 10th consecutive season. (more...)

Ray Cooney to Celebrate 70 Years in Showbiz with OUT OF ORDER UK TourRay Cooney to Celebrate 70 Years in Showbiz with OUT OF ORDER UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Ray Cooney is celebrating both his 85th birthday and 70 years in showbiz in 2017. (more...)

THE BIG BROADCAST! to Return to Mount Holyoke This MarchTHE BIG BROADCAST! to Return to Mount Holyoke This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College present the 12th edition of The Big Broadcast! on Saturday, March 4 at 2PM & 7PM at Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, MA.  (more...)

BWW Review: Desert Theatreworks' 45 SECONDS FROM BROADWAY is Howlingly FunnyBWW Review: Desert Theatreworks' 45 SECONDS FROM BROADWAY is Howlingly Funny
by Audrey Liebross - Feb 1, 2017

Desert Theatreworks' (DTW's) production of 45 SECONDS FROM BROADWAY is a hoot. Thanks to Lance Phillips-Martinez's imaginative direction and the Broadway-quality lead performances (backed by an able supporting cast), theatregoers are almost guaranteed to laugh their heads off. (more...)

It's Going to Be Hot Hot Hot on 1/19 When Buster Poindexter Takes the Stage at The Ridgefield PlayhouseIt's Going to Be Hot Hot Hot on 1/19 When Buster Poindexter Takes the Stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The martini-swigging, tuxedo clad, rock and roll original is back!  The Ridgefield Playhouse and Pepsi Rock Series bring Buster Poindexter to the stage on Thursday, January 19at 8 pm for an uproarious and dazzling night of music!  Buster Poindexter (nee David Johansen) first attracted attention as a glam rock pioneer (in the New York Dolls, with whom he still tours) and then as an early MTV idol with his chart-topping dance hit "Hot Hot Hot".  Today, the words 'blues' and 'shouting' are, alas, inextricably linked, but what about the tradition of mellow blues crooners that extended through Charles Brown, Nat King Cole and, in their more romantic moments, Joe Williams and Ray Charles.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead AwardsPhoto Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The stars were shining in Hollywood for the 2016 Looking Ahead Awards on Tuesday night at the beautiful Taglyan Complex, where over 300 guests enjoyed exciting "blue carpet" arrivals, fabulous cocktail hour, fun photo booth, delicious gourmet dinner and a meaningful celebrity-studded awards ceremony. The event raised over $50,000 in support of The Actors Fund's Looking Ahead program. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pantomime Returns to the London Palladium with CINDERELLAPhoto Flash: Pantomime Returns to the London Palladium with CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Qdos Entertainment's production of Cinderella runs over the Festive season at the London Palladium for five weeks only to Sunday 15 January 2017, with press night on Wednesday 14 December 2016. (more...)

Arthur Bostrom Joins OUT OF ORDER UK Tour in Glasgow Next SpringArthur Bostrom Joins OUT OF ORDER UK Tour in Glasgow Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Full casting has been announced for Out of Order, the Olivier Award-winning comedy returning to the stage in 2017 a gleeful new production directed by playwright Ray Cooney, ('THE MASTER OF FARCE' - The Telegraph), who is celebrating seventy years in the industry. The production will arrive at Theatre Royal in Glasgow on Monday 17 April until Saturday 22 April 2017. (more...)

Actors Fund Announces Full Celebrity Line-Up for Looking Ahead Awards 12/6Actors Fund Announces Full Celebrity Line-Up for Looking Ahead Awards 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

The Actors Fund's Looking Ahead Program will present The 2016 Looking Ahead Awards on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood. Hosted by Fred Savage and Ashley Argota, The Looking Ahead Awards honors leaders in the current and former young performer community who inspire the world by living the program's core values of growth, education, leadership and community service.  (more...)

TWO FOR THE SHOW at The Metropolitan Room in AugustTWO FOR THE SHOW at The Metropolitan Room in August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Take Dorothy Dale Kloss, oldest living showgirl at 92, and Ken Prescott, star of '42 STREET' on Broadway - and you have TWO FOR THE SHOW! (more...)

Ranee Reese Launches SEXY = YOGA BookRanee Reese Launches SEXY = YOGA Book
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Sexy = Yoga is a solid guide that will make you more appealing to others in almost every situation. This book is truly a road map for everyone who wants to unleash their inner sexy, become aligned with their purpose, and live a life that is filled with abundance. (more...)

HTA Establishes New Founding Members Program for Longstanding PartnersHTA Establishes New Founding Members Program for Longstanding Partners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

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The Get Motivated Seminar Announces 2016 Event Dates Through AprilThe Get Motivated Seminar Announces 2016 Event Dates Through April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Get Motivated! Seminar, an energetic, entertaining and informative business event, world famous for its iconic speakers and remarkable stage production, has announced new U.S. dates through April, 2016 (more...)

BWW Interview: Scott Dreier of DORIS AND ME at Simi Valley Cultural Arts CenterBWW Interview: Scott Dreier of DORIS AND ME at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
by Cary Ginell - Jan 21, 2016

It's not often when a person is able to develop their own stage show about their idol, but for the past four years, actor/singer Scott Dreier has done that very thing, when, in 2011, he started paying tribute to former actress/singer Doris Day. Dreier has toured all over the U.S. with Doris and Me, playing on the West Coast, where he makes his home, to venues on the East Coast. For many years before Doris and Me, the Southern California native was a performer in voiceovers, in theater, and on television, focusing mainly on family shows on the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon. Scott has also been a featured vocalist with the Pasadena Pops Orchestra, has accompanied Barbra Streisand in concert, and has numerous television appearances to his credit. Devoted to charitable causes, Dreier designated the proceeds from his first CD, Scott Dreier, to support the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. On the album, he sang a duet on 'Suddenly, Seymour' from Little Shop of Horrors with actress Katy Sagal (Married With Children). Dreier has performed in twelve productions of that show. One of his latest efforts, whose proceeds benefit the Doris Day Animal Foundation, is a duet with jazz singer Jane Monheit on Doris Day's hit, 'Everybody Loves a Lover.' Dreier is appearing in Doris and Me at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center this weekend, and we got a chance to visit with him and talk about his idol, who at 91, is living in comfortable retirement in Carmel-By-the-Sea near Monterey, California. (more...)

Broadband Forum brings Fiber closer to homeBroadband Forum brings Fiber closer to home
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

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2nd Annual 'Trick Or Treat With A Beat' Set for The Winter Center Tonight2nd Annual 'Trick Or Treat With A Beat' Set for The Winter Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

The Millersville Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band will present the 2nd Annual 'Trick or Treat with a Beat!' at the Winter Center tonight, October 30, 7:30 p.m., for a night of betwithing blues, supernatural swing, and Halloween-howling jazz! Costume attire is encouraged and there will be prizes for the best costumes! The Winter Center is located at 60 W. Cottage Avenue, Millersville. (more...)

BWW Review: The Mabel Mercer Foundation's 26th Annual Cabaret Convention Comes Home to Town Hall, Night Two, October 14BWW Review: The Mabel Mercer Foundation's 26th Annual Cabaret Convention Comes Home to Town Hall, Night Two, October 14
by Alix Cohen - Oct 17, 2015

On the second night of this year's 26th Annual Cabaret Convention, Jeff Harnar and Andrea Marcovicci hosted A Sentimental Journey: World War II Songs, inspired by Marcovicci's memorable Oak Room at The Algonquin show, I'll Be Seeing You--Love Songs of World War II. (The CD is highly recommended.) As always with this pair's Convention contribution, the show was a treat in part because of its singular glamour. Much of our audience was exceptionally familiar with and nostalgic about these songs. A few had to be politely quieted for singing along, more than a few took each other's hands. It seems I've heard that song before . . . the co-hosts begin, warming the room. (more...)

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