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Christine Pedi Shares Touching Tribute to Joe FranklinChristine Pedi Shares Touching Tribute to Joe Franklin
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2015

Christine Pedi recently took to Facebook to share a tribute to the late radio/TV host Joe Franklin. (more...)

TV/Radio Pioneer Joe Franklin Has Died at 88TV/Radio Pioneer Joe Franklin Has Died at 88
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2015

New York's treasured radio and TV host Joe Franklin died on Saturday, Jan. 24, from prostate cancer. He was 88. (more...)

More Than Two Dozen Works Set for 2015 MIDWINTER MADNESS FestivalMore Than Two Dozen Works Set for 2015 MIDWINTER MADNESS Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

John Chatterton's midwinter festival turns five this year. The celebration includes comedies, dramas, musicals, and children's shows exploring the stars and the mind; life and the afterlife -- with Marilyn Monroe, Amelia Earhart, and William Shakespeare; meet Korean brides and Middle-Eastern couples; solve mysteries from as far as England -- and as close as the men's room! (more...)

MARILYN: FOREVER BLONDE to Play Winter Garden Theatre, 2/11-15MARILYN: FOREVER BLONDE to Play Winter Garden Theatre, 2/11-15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

In 1962, America lost its sweetheart too soon. The critically acclaimed, multi-award winning show, MARILYN: FOREVER BLONDE, tells the story of Marilyn Monroe through her own words and music, shortly before her tragic and untimely death. (more...)

Artist Mike McNeilly Paints Bubblehead Mural on Largest Manhattan Wallscape on Park AvenueArtist Mike McNeilly Paints Bubblehead Mural on Largest Manhattan Wallscape on Park Avenue
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ This Mystery Girl a.k.a Bubblehead, created by artist Mike McNeilly, has been painted on the largest Manhattan wallscape on Park Avenue that raised awareness for organizations such as AMFAR, Project Angel Food and APLA. Her messages have been displayed on the Aircraft Carrier Intrepid in conjunction with the NYPD to give runaway kids a chance to call for help. (more...)

Megan Hilty to Sing 'For Good' With Fan at Junior Theater FestivalMegan Hilty to Sing 'For Good' With Fan at Junior Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2015

Start preparing your vocal warm-ups and tears, JTF folks, because Megan Hilty has special plans for her upcoming appearance. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Whatever Lola Wants! Gwen Verdon's 90th BirthdayTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Whatever Lola Wants! Gwen Verdon's 90th Birthday
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 15, 2015

Today we are celebrating one of the most memorable leading ladies in Broadway history in honor of her birth 90 years ago this week, the one and only Gwen Verdon. (more...)

Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty & More Will Reunite for The Actors Fund's BOMBSHELL Benefit ConcertKatharine McPhee, Megan Hilty & More Will Reunite for The Actors Fund's BOMBSHELL Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, The Actors Fund will soon present a one-night-only concert presentation of BOMBSHELL - The Marilyn Monroe musical from NBC's Golden Globe-nominated television series SMASH. The benefit for The Actors Fund is set to take place on June 8, 2015 in New York City. Star of the series, Katharine McPhee told Zap2It in a recent interview that she would return for the concert, which will also star Megan, Hilty, Anjelica Huston and Debra Messing. McPhee told Zap2It: It's going to be so fun. That was such a great, really fun -- another really special job.' (more...)

REELZ 2015 Slate of New and Returning Original SeriesREELZ 2015 Slate of New and Returning Original Series
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

REELZ today unveiled highlights to its 2015 slate anchored by TMZ Hollywood Sports and powerful factual reality series bringing real stories that connect with Hollywood and celebrity. (more...)

The Actors Fund's BOMBSHELL Benefit Concert Moved to 6/8The Actors Fund's BOMBSHELL Benefit Concert Moved to 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, The Actors Fund will soon present a one-night-only concert presentation of BOMBSHELL - The Marilyn Monroe musical from NBC's Golden Globe-nominated television series SMASH. The benefit for The Actors Fund was previously set to take place on June 15, but the concert has now officially been moved to June 8, 2015 in New York City. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Chris Lemmon Becomes a Legend in JACK LEMMON RETURNSBWW Reviews: Chris Lemmon Becomes a Legend in JACK LEMMON RETURNS
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 12, 2015

"Music was his dream but acting was his passion." That's how Chris Lemmon describes his famous father Jack in JACK LEMMON RETURNS, the 90-minute play with songs that has settled into the intimate black box theater (The Edye) at the Broad Stage. The show is a tribute to the man who meant the world to him, and offers not only a look into their personal relationship as father and son, but also takes the audience behind the scenes with the kind of Hollywood stories you read about but never get to hear firsthand. (more...)

Actress and Sex Symbol Anita Ekberg Has Died at 83Actress and Sex Symbol Anita Ekberg Has Died at 83
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2015

Swedish actress, well known for LA DOLCE VITA, died on Sunday in Rocca di Papa. She was 93. (more...)

SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN with Jen Danby Returning to Los AngelesSHARON TATE IN HEAVEN with Jen Danby Returning to Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce the return of SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN to Los Angeles January 24-25 for two shows only at the famed Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute's Marilyn Monroe Theatre. It is a 'birthday' tour of Sharon Tate in Heaven in LA, coinciding with Sharon Tate's birthday (b. January 24, 1943). It includes new material inspired by the last LA tour. Written and performed by This American Blonde Actress, Jen Danby (THE BLONDE BOMBSHELL PROJECT: MARILYN MONROE, Nina in SEAGULL69, an adaptation by Mississippi Mud of Chekhov's SEAGULL set in LA in summer 1969), and developed by research into videos, virtual explorations, books, pictures, interviews, films, and trekking through LA, it's a celebration of love and a Valentine. SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN is a playful and tender one-woman odyssey set as an imagined TV interview in Heaven. (more...)

Michael Jackson's History Tour Glove & More Collectibles Up for AuctionMichael Jackson's History Tour Glove & More Collectibles Up for Auction
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

If you have an interest in collecting Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Babe Ruth, The Beatles or other types of collectibles you may want to check out the auction being held by The Memorabilia Vault at www.thememorabiliavault.com. Its been several years since the legendary Michael Jackson passed away but his presence is still felt. People still love to listen to his music, emulate his dance moves and even collect things that relate to him. If your one of the people who would like to own something connected to Michael Jackson you can find over 75 items from his life and career up for auction thru The Memorabilia Vault at: www.thememorabiliavault.com. One of the highlights of the auction is a glove that Michael Jackson wore while rehearsing the song Billie Jean for the HIStory World Tour. The auction will also feature autographs, worn items and even a life size casting of Michael Jackson face. Another interesting lot in the auction is a set of original cassette tapes which contain the last interview John Lennon gave to the radio station 610 KFRC. The auction also offers items relating to Marilyn Monroe, Robin Williams, Babe Ruth, Elvis, The Beatles, Movie props, Comic books and other types of collectibles. Items will be added throughout the auction and consignments are still being accepted until early January. The auction is open for bidding now and enters extended bidding February 7th at 9PM EST. For more information please visit www.thememorabiliavault.com. The Memorabilia Vault www.TheMemorabiliaVault.com Info@TheMemorabiliaVault.com 1-800-473-6905 (more...)

OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE Heads Off-Broadway Next MonthOUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE Heads Off-Broadway Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

The Children's Acting Academy presents Out of My Comfort Zone, a new rock musical by husband-and-wife team Ivy Vale (book, lyrics and music) and Rick Reil (music) about self-identity, gender, love, expectations, stereotypes, cyber-bullying, and friendship. Six performances will be staged at the Chernuchin Theatre at the American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 from February 5-8, 2015. (more...)

TINA DEL TWIST to Play FRINGE WORLD Festival 2015TINA DEL TWIST to Play FRINGE WORLD Festival 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

Truly unique, Tina Del Twist is Australia's much-loved nightingale, known for her 'beautiful voice and wicked sense of comic timing' (The Age Melbourne). Loved by audiences and critics alike, this gin-soaked velvet draped madame has been described as the lovechild of Dame Edna and Amy Winehouse. (more...)

Marti Pellow to Return to Lyceum Theatre in BLOOD BROTHERSMarti Pellow to Return to Lyceum Theatre in BLOOD BROTHERS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2014

Multi-platinum selling artist and Wet Wet Wet front-man, Marti Pellow, returns to the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield in Blood Brothers alongside Maureen Nolan (The Nolans) from Tuesday 13 - Saturday 24 January. (more...)

Swarovski Adds Embellished Costumes & More to Disney's CINDERELLA MovieSwarovski Adds Embellished Costumes & More to Disney's CINDERELLA Movie
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

Swarovski has collaborated with the Academy Award winning costume designer Sandy Powell to add some fairy tale sparkle to Disney's new enchanting live action film Cinderella. Directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Lily James in the title role, Cinderella is due for release on March 13 th, 2015. (more...)

Exclusive Scoop: Welcome Back, Marilyn! SMASH Cast Will Reunite for BOMBSHELL Benefit Concert for The Actors FundExclusive Scoop: Welcome Back, Marilyn! SMASH Cast Will Reunite for BOMBSHELL Benefit Concert for The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The Actors Fund confirmed today that Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will produce a one-night-only concert presentation of BOMBSHELL - The Marilyn Monroe musical from NBC's Golden Globe-nominated television series SMASH as a benefit for The Actors Fund on June 15, 2015 in New York City. (more...)

Cast Announced for Giant Cherry and Glitterati's THE GLASS PROTEGE, Opening 2/26 at Theater WitCast Announced for Giant Cherry and Glitterati's THE GLASS PROTEGE, Opening 2/26 at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Giant Cherry Productions in association with Glitterati Productions presents the U.S. premiere of The Glass Protege, written by Dylan Costello with direction by John Nasca. Press opening is set for February 26, 2015 at 7:45 pm at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, Chicago, Ilinois. (more...)

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