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Martin Short News

Date of Birth: March 26, 1950 (66)
Birth Place: Hamilton, ON, CANADA
Gender: Male

by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Saxophonist, singer, and composer Grace Kelly plays with the heart and passion of an old soul yet with the genre-bending zest and energy of a 24-year-old. And Jazz Café is proud to host this young phenom, for two shows at 8:00PM and 10:00 PM, on Friday, March 10th. (more...)

Cast Complete for American Premiere of ANGRY YOUNG MAN at Urban StagesCast Complete for American Premiere of ANGRY YOUNG MAN at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Urban Stages, Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director, has announced the cast of the American Premiere of the award-winning drama Angry Young Man by award-winning playwright Ben Woolf, directed by Stephen Hamilton. (more...)

LOVE FOR SALE Extended Through March 3 at Soho PlayhouseLOVE FOR SALE Extended Through March 3 at Soho Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Paris, 1934. A naive American songstress turns up in a cafe, hoping to escape the Depression & make her name…but there are other things in store for her in the City of Light. (more...)

'Moonlight', 'People vs. OJ' Among Winners of 2107 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS; Full List'Moonlight', 'People vs. OJ' Among Winners of 2107 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS; Full List
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced the 2017 Writers Guild Awards winners for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation (more...)

Tony Winner Derek McLane to Return as OSCARS Production Designer; Full Production Team AnnouncedTony Winner Derek McLane to Return as OSCARS Production Designer; Full Production Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd today announced eight key members of the production team for the 89th Oscars®, which will air live on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, on ABC. It was previously announced that Glenn Weiss would be returning as director for his second consecutive year. (more...)

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Unveils 48th Season Including Two World Premieres and Five Regional PremieresTheatreWorks Silicon Valley Unveils 48th Season Including Two World Premieres and Five Regional Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre enthusiasts packed the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts tonight to hear Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and Managing Director Phil Santora of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley unveil the lineup for the company's 48th season. (more...)

Ben Woolf's ANGRY YOUNG MAN Will Make American Debut at Urban StagesBen Woolf's ANGRY YOUNG MAN Will Make American Debut at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Urban Stages, Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director, will continue its 33rd season with the American Premiere of the award-winning drama Angry Young Man by award- winning playwright Ben Woolf, directed by Stephen Hamilton. (more...)

Opening Night Battles Hate with Comedy at Second City HollywoodOpening Night Battles Hate with Comedy at Second City Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Second City Hollywood is starting 2017 off combatting xenophobia, racism, and misogyny with satirical comedy. (more...)

BWW Review: Lopsided Tone in Farcical MY MAN GODFREY at Theatre SchmeaterBWW Review: Lopsided Tone in Farcical MY MAN GODFREY at Theatre Schmeater
by Amelia Reynolds - Feb 3, 2017

Something's wrong when a tertiary character with no name upstages your main character. Sometimes it can make a production more memorable, but in Theatre Schmeater's current production of 'My Man Godfrey', the nameless mediator embraced the melodrama of the production and went over the top deliciously. This person, Danny Herter, set the bar very high for the level of pomp and circumstance that some of the flighty aristocrats just did not match. Granted, the bulk of the cast did a good job making the characters into caricatures--Sarah Karnes' whiney Irene Bullock; Lantz Wagner as the mooching eccentric, Carlo; and Teri Lazzara's ditzy Angelica Bullock, to name a few (more on that later)--but I wish director Doug Staley pointed to Danny Herter, with his Martin Short as the Mad Hatter voice, and encouraged the less flamboyant members of the cast to peacock a bit more in this tale of scatterbrained socialites. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham and Christopher Fitzgerald Will March Into MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLAND This SpringKelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham and Christopher Fitzgerald Will March Into MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLAND This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

As previously announced, MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/28/2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/28/2017. (more...)

MasterVoices Celebrates 75 Years With St. John Passion by Bach, 2/9MasterVoices Celebrates 75 Years With St. John Passion by Bach, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, presents St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on February 9, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019).  The production will be conducted by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature the MasterVoices chorus, Michael Slattery, Jesse Blumberg, Adam Lau, Jennifer Zetlan, Tamara Mumford, Ben Bliss,and Daniel Okulitch,with New York Baroque Incorporated. (more...)

Steve Martin and Martin Short Add Second Show at Caesars ColliseumSteve Martin and Martin Short Add Second Show at Caesars Colliseum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Due to demand, Steve Martin and Martin Short have added two new 2017 dates of their hilarious show "An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Lives featuring the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko" at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Tickets for the two new shows scheduled Friday, Aug. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 29 will go on-sale Friday, Jan. 27 at noon PT. The performances are presented jointly by AEG Live and Caesars Entertainment. (more...)

BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH BILLY CRYSTAL at Arsht CenterBWW Review: AN EVENING WITH BILLY CRYSTAL at Arsht Center
by Adam Cohen - Jan 23, 2017

Billy Crystal...still funny (more...)

Van Wezel Ranked as Number 1 Performing Arts HallVan Wezel Ranked as Number 1 Performing Arts Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is proud to announce that it has once again been ranked as the #1 Performing Arts Hall in North America in the 2000-seat category of "top spots" in Venues Today, the leading international trade publication that covers the business side of entertainment. (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 1/23 - 1/27 on ABCScoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 1/23 - 1/27 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Jan 21, 2017

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 1/23 - 1/27, airing on ABC (more...)

Aisha De Haas, Capathia Jenkins, Judy McLane, Billy Stritch and More Set for TACT's I GOTTA BE ME BenefitAisha De Haas, Capathia Jenkins, Judy McLane, Billy Stritch and More Set for TACT's I GOTTA BE ME Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

TACT has announced that Aisha De Haas (Rent, Caroline or Change), Peter Gregus (Jersey Boys), Capathia Jenkins (Newsies, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Caroline or Change), Liz Larsen (Beautiful, Hairspray, The Most Happy Fella), Judy McLane (Mamma Mia!, Chess, Aspects of Love) and Billy Stritch (Liza's at the Palace, 42nd Street, Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall) will star along with newcomers Patrick Dunn, Kelly McIntyre and Zoe Kassay, in an evening of song to benefit the company, supporting TACT's mission and programming.  (more...)

OH, HELLO ON BROADWAY Recoups; Show to Be Filmed for Future BroadcastOH, HELLO ON BROADWAY Recoups; Show to Be Filmed for Future Broadcast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Producers today have announced that OH, HELLO ON BROADWAY has officially recouped its $2.9 million capitalization, just before closing its limited run on January 22.  (more...)

LOVE FOR SALE Opens at Soho Playhouse Huron ClubLOVE FOR SALE Opens at Soho Playhouse Huron Club
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Paris, 1934. A naive American songstress turns up in a cafe, hoping to escape the Depression & make her name…but there are other things in store for her in the City of Light. (more...)

BWW Album Review: HAIRSPRAY LIVE!BWW Album Review: HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by Remy Holzer - Jan 5, 2017

Skeptics of musical theater like to ask, 'But how do they know the song?' when characters join in during a musical number. One of the virtues of HAIRSPRAY is that the audience itself actually does this: the songs are so catchy that we start singing along. This is appropriate, given the show's message of inclusivity and empowerment of the ordinary. Marc Shaiman (music and lyrics) and Scott Wittman (lyrics) are responsible for the irresistible score of this show, set in Baltimore in the 1960s, that follows plucky, overweight teenager Tracy Turnblad's quest to integrate the 'Corny Collins Show,' an AMERICAN BANDSTAND-style teen dance party that she adores. Along the way, she falls in love with one of its stars, locks horns with another, makes new friends who are black and have a different perspective and a different way of dancing, and finds a place for herself on the show and in life. And her mother Edna and best friend Penny also benefit from Tracy's widening world. (more...)

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