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@MelBrooks - 7/20/16 06:15pm We'll miss Garry Marshall. So talented, so funny--a sweetheart of a guy.


@MelBrooks - 7/14/16 03:12pm Loved last @SHO_RayDonovan -Terry & Daryll did a terrific word for word version of the Sheriff's hilarious scene from BlazingSaddles. Bravo!


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Date of Birth: June 28, 1926 (90)
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Paper Mill Sets On-Sale Date for New Season, Featuring THE BODYGUARD Tour LaunchPaper Mill Sets On-Sale Date for New Season, Featuring THE BODYGUARD Tour Launch
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse will begin selling tickets to the general public for its 2016-2017 season on Monday, August 8. (more...)

BWW Review: The MUNY's Hilarious Production of YOUNG FRANKENSTEINBWW Review: The MUNY's Hilarious Production of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by Chris Gibson - Jul 17, 2016

I grew up looking forward to the weekend, because that's when channel 30 would broadcast 'Chiller Theater', providing a burgeoning horror fan like myself with the chance to view all the creepy classics that sprang from the loins of Universal Studios during the 1930's and 40's. I was a preteen when YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN played at the Westport cinema for a year! Yeah, movies used to actually do that. So, it was a genuine treat to see one of my favorite monsters lovingly parodied by Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder. And, it was with much anticipation that I looked forward to seeing the musical version of this beloved comedy from my childhood on the grand stage of The Muny. I think it's an extremely entertaining show, filled with a plethora of familiar gags, as well as some outstanding performances. This well cast and delightfully staged production is full of gorgeously spooky scenery and fun musical numbers, and I highly recommend that everyone catch this particular presentation, because it's far and away more humorous and spirited than the touring show that came through several years ago. (more...)

VIDEO: Five Fun Questions For The Cast of The Muny's YOUNG FRANKENSTEINVIDEO: Five Fun Questions For The Cast of The Muny's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by Michael Dale - Jul 15, 2016

Stars from The Muny's new production of the wacky Mel Brooks musical reveal their best (and worst) science projects. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Robert Petkoff, Stephanie Gibson, Steve Rosen and More in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at The MunyPhoto Flash: First Look at Robert Petkoff, Stephanie Gibson, Steve Rosen and More in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Muny continues its season with Young Frankenstein (now through July 19), directed by†Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Josh Rhodes and music directed by Charlie Alterman. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW TV: Travel to Transylvania with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the Muny!BWW TV: Travel to Transylvania with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the Muny!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 14, 2016

The Muny continues its season with†Young Frankenstein (now through July 19), directed byMarcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Josh Rhodes and music directed by Charlie Alterman. Check out highlights from the show below! (more...)

Way Off Broadway to Present SPAMALOTWay Off Broadway to Present SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre has become known for not only its productions of classic Broadway musicals but its part in bringing a number of area and regional premieres to the Frederick stage. In 2009, Way Off Broadway was one of the very first theatres in the country to receive the rights to produce The Wedding Singer, an 80's inspired musical comedy based on the Adam Sandler film. In recent seasons, the theatre, the Frederick -area's only year-round professional producing theatre, has produced several movies-turned-musicals. In fact, the 2013 Season was named "Hollywood Meets Broadway," all of the shows having been hits on the silver screen and Broadway stage. (more...)

NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU Opens in Select Theaters 7/8NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU Opens in Select Theaters 7/8
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU will open in select theaters beginning this Friday, July 8th. The film premieres nationwide on American Masters Tuesday, October 25 (more...)

Celebrating Mel Brooks On His 90th Birthday: A Classic RoutineCelebrating Mel Brooks On His 90th Birthday: A Classic Routine
by Michael Dale - Jun 28, 2016

A glimpse of the great American humorist in his younger days, explaining how applause was invented. (more...)

BWW Interview: SAM HARRIS HAMs It Up While Telling It RealBWW Interview: SAM HARRIS HAMs It Up While Telling It Real
by Gil Kaan - Jun 27, 2016

This showbiz phenom has been making music and telling stories since he burst into the public's consciousness as the winner of the first season of Star Search in 1983. A multi-platinum recording artist, Broadway staple and frequent TV actor; Sam Harris has now added book author to his growing occupational categories of credits. (more...)

BWW Preview: DANIEL BOAVENTURA SINGS BROADWAY STANDARDS BY JEWISH COMPOSERSBWW Preview: DANIEL BOAVENTURA SINGS BROADWAY STANDARDS BY JEWISH COMPOSERS
by Claudio Erlichman - Jun 27, 2016

In the year that the Congregac„o Israelita Paulista (CIP) celebrates 80 years of great history and dedication to the Jewish community and the Brazilian society, the actor and singer Daniel Boaventura was chosen to be the attraction of the commemorative concert for the benefit of social work of the institution . The event, which takes place June 29 at the Teatro Sergio Cardoso, will be presented by Rubens Ewald Filho - also one of the directors and writers alongside Claudio Erlichman - and will journey for more than 50 years of history of the great Broadway classics, highlighting the strong Jewish influence in the American Songbook, which contributed to the emergence of a new artistic genre, the musical theater. The show, named 'Broadwish - From Shtetl to Broadway', created especially for this occasion, will bring a repertoire full of standards composed and written by renowned Jewish composers such as Irving Berlin, George & Ira Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz , Oscar Hammerstein II, Kander & Ebb and Burt Bacharach among others. (more...)

BWW Preview: Yiddish World Premiere of THE PRODUCERS: A MEL BROOKS MUSICAL at Segal Centre through 7/10BWW Preview: Yiddish World Premiere of THE PRODUCERS: A MEL BROOKS MUSICAL at Segal Centre through 7/10
by Noelle Hannibal - Jun 24, 2016

For the first time, the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre (DWYT), Canada's oldest Yiddish-language theatre, is teaming up with the vibrant, META Award-winning Cote Saint-Luc Dramatic Society to produce the Yiddish World premiere of THE PRODUCERS: A New Mel Brooks Musical. The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is proud to present this hilarious, record-breaking musical in Yiddish with English and French supertitles on the Segal stage through July 10, 2016. (more...)

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance to Host CABARET FOR A CAUSE, 6/25Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance to Host CABARET FOR A CAUSE, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre and The Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance have come together to host Cabaret for a Cause on Saturday, June 25th at Way Off Broadway. The charity event is to benefit the Bald Ballerina. (more...)

Way Off Broadway to Stage SPAMALOTWay Off Broadway to Stage SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

†††††††††††† Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur's quest to find the Holy Grail, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people.† Throughout the show, Arthur, traveling with his servant Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest, including Sir Bedevere, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot and Sir Galahad.† On their way, they meet the Lady of the Lake, Not Dead Fred, the Black Knight, and the Knights who say Ni. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Read an Excerpt from John Breglio's I WANNA BE A PRODUCER- The IdeaBWW Exclusive: Read an Excerpt from John Breglio's I WANNA BE A PRODUCER- The Idea
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2016

What does a 'producer' actually do? How does one travel from that great idea for a show to a smash hit opening night on Broadway? John Breglio cannot guarantee you a hit, but he does take the reader on a fascinating journey behind-the-scenes to where he himself once stood as a child, dreaming about the theatre.† (more...)

BWW Review: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS is Sheer Entertaining TheatricalityBWW Review: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS is Sheer Entertaining Theatricality
by Frank Benge - Jun 10, 2016

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS by Richard Bean is an English adaptation of The Servant of Two Masters, the 1743 Commedia dell'arte play by Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni. Bean has replaced the original Italian setting with 1963 Brighton. It first opened at the National Theatre in 2011, toured the UK and then opened in the West End in November 2011, with a subsequent Broadway opening in April 2012. The basic premise centers on eternally ravenous Francis Henshall (Martin Burke) who ends up being employed by two men at the same time: Roscoe Crabbe, a local gangster, and Stanley Stubbers (Tyler Jones), an upper class criminal. Francis works frantically at keeping the two from meeting, so that neither finds out that Francis is working for two men at the same time. What no one knows is Roscoe is really Rachel Crabbe (Amy Downing) in disguise. Her twin brother Roscoe was killed by her lover, Stanley Stubbers. Subplots include Pauline Clench (Madison Weinhoffer) who was to marry Roscoe in an arranged marriage by her father Charlie "The Duck" Clench (Michael Stuart) but is planning to elope with amateur actor Alan Dangle (Andre Martin). (more...)

YOU ONLY SHOOT THE ONES YOU LOVE Set for Raue Center's Williams Street TheatreFestYOU ONLY SHOOT THE ONES YOU LOVE Set for Raue Center's Williams Street TheatreFest
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Raue Center For The Arts will welcome award-winning playwright Jeff Sweet to the Williams Street TheatreFest. Don't miss this special one-time performance of "You Only Shoot the Ones You Love" at 8 p.m. on July 10, 2016! (more...)

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Brings Campy, Madcap Fun to PPACBULLETS OVER BROADWAY Brings Campy, Madcap Fun to PPAC
by Robert Barossi - Jun 2, 2016

Going into any play, movie, television show, etc., there are certain expectations. And certain things that the audience will be asked to buy into, to embrace. If you're going to see a horror movie, expect blood and gore. If you're seeing a Tennessee Williams play, expect realism and southern drama. And if you are seeing the Broadway musical Bullets Over Broadway at Providence Performing Arts Center, expect silliness, fun, little that's grounded in reality and some solid entertainment. (more...)

Segal Centre to Present THE PRODUCERS: A NEW MEL BROOKS MUSICAL IN YIDDISH, 6/19-7/10Segal Centre to Present THE PRODUCERS: A NEW MEL BROOKS MUSICAL IN YIDDISH, 6/19-7/10
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

For the first time, the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre (DWYT), Canada's oldest Yiddish-language theatre, is teaming up with the vibrant, META Award-winning Cote Saint-Luc Dramatic Society to produce the Yiddish World premiere of The Producers: A New Mel Brooks Musical. The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is proud to present this hilarious, record-breaking musical in Yiddish with English and French supertitles on the Segal stage from June 19 to July 10, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: You're Gonna Wanna See THE PRODUCERS!BWW Review: You're Gonna Wanna See THE PRODUCERS!
by Christine Swerczek - May 31, 2016

This is something you're gonna wanna see! THE PRODUCERS, a Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan musical masterpiece of mayhem, has opened at the Omaha Community Playhouse. In typical Mel Brooks fashion, it sweeps you off into a tornadic whirlwind of slapstick, clever innuendos, and just plain foolishness. But even a piece as good as this would not be as funny as it's meant to be without the right cast and crew to pull it off. This bunch does. (more...)

BWW Review: 13 RUE DE L'AMOUR farces French style at Theatre SouthwestBWW Review: 13 RUE DE L'AMOUR farces French style at Theatre Southwest
by Brett Cullum - May 31, 2016

This is theater by design rather than organic moments of human emotion. The director has taken her background in dance and created a show that is colorful and choreographed as any ballet or opera would be. (more...)

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