Merv Griffin News

Date of Birth: July 06, 1925
Date of Death: August 12, 2007 (82)
Birth Place: San Mateo, CA, USA
Gender: Male
RHAPSODY & RHYTHM: THE GERSHWIN CONCERT EXPERIENCE Coming to Harris CenterRHAPSODY & RHYTHM: THE GERSHWIN CONCERT EXPERIENCE Coming to Harris Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Described as a definitive Gershwin concert experience, Rhapsody & Rhythm: The Gershwin Concert Experience comes to Stage One at the Harris Center in Folsom. (more...)

Andrea McArdle, Maureen McGovern, Christine Andreas & Faith Prince to Bring 4 GIRLS 4 to Mayo CenterAndrea McArdle, Maureen McGovern, Christine Andreas & Faith Prince to Bring 4 GIRLS 4 to Mayo Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Four dynamic, award-winning Broadway musical stars -- Andrea McArdle (Broadway's original 'Annie'), Maureen McGovern (#1 Gold record 'The Morning After'), Christine Andreas (Oklahoma!, On Your Toes) and Faith Prince (Tony winner Guys & Dolls) -- come together in concert for an evening of song, laughter and memories in 4 Girls 4, coming to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

Lionel Hampton's Big Band feat. Jason Marsalis, The Cowsills, and MORE at the Cutting RoomLionel Hampton's Big Band feat. Jason Marsalis, The Cowsills, and MORE at the Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

See what's happening at the Cutting Room! (more...)

Acclaimed Balladeer Jean-Paul Vignon Recalls Classic Nightclub Era in New ShowAcclaimed Balladeer Jean-Paul Vignon Recalls Classic Nightclub Era in New Show
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

French-American entertainer Jean-Paul Vignon first stepped on to a U.S. stage at the famed Blue Angel nightclub in New York. The year? 1963, and his co-headliner on that bill? A then rising comic named Woody Allen. Vignon will fondly recall his years during that halcyon nightclub era in his new show, If We Only Have Love: A Musical Evening of Romance in English and French, which will premiere Thursday, December 8 at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. (more...)

getTV Delivers A Sleighful Of Favorite Yuletide Films, Specials, And Series In The 29-Day 'The Most Wonderful Month Of The Year' Primetime Holiday Event, Airing Sun., NgetTV Delivers A Sleighful Of Favorite Yuletide Films, Specials, And Series In The 29-Day 'The Most Wonderful Month Of The Year' Primetime Holiday Event, Airing Sun., N
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

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The Metropolitan Room to Present LEE SQUARED: AN EVENING WITH LIBERACE AND MISS PEGGY LEE 11/25The Metropolitan Room to Present LEE SQUARED: AN EVENING WITH LIBERACE AND MISS PEGGY LEE 11/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

After you've had enough turkey and family drama this Thanksgiving, why not join us for an evening of comedy, music and sequins! Liberace lived a life of flamboyance, sparkle, and lavish costumes. In this funny and touching tribute, the virtuoso musician gets one last chance to glitter and shine as he tickles the ivories through his favorite songs. Miss Peggy Lee is beyond description. (more...)

WHEEL OF FORTUNE Coming to GSN's Daytime Programming Beg. 10/24WHEEL OF FORTUNE Coming to GSN's Daytime Programming Beg. 10/24
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today that it has secured the telecast rights to season 31 of the iconic game show Wheel of Fortune, debuting Monday, October 24 (more...)

BWW Review: Still 'Chasing Dreams and Placing Bets,' Lynn Henderson Celebrates Life in T'AINT NOBODY'S BIZNESS IF I DO! at Don't Tell MamaBWW Review: Still 'Chasing Dreams and Placing Bets,' Lynn Henderson Celebrates Life in T'AINT NOBODY'S BIZNESS IF I DO! at Don't Tell Mama
by Victoria Ordin - Sep 29, 2016

Lynn Henderson delighted a small but enthusiastic audience at Don't Tell Mama in the final performance of her new show, T'AIN'T NOBODY'S BIZNESS IF I DO! With musical director Douglas J. Cohen, a multi-award winning songwriter (including a Drama Desk Award nomination and the Noel Coward Prize), and bass player Bob Sabin (himself the winner of numerous jazz awards, who sits on the music faculty both at the prestigious Hunter College High School and NYU), the veteran big band, choral, and lounge singer combined material from her 2014 CD, If We Only Have Love, with classics from the Great American Songbook (George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Kander and Ebb, among others). Ably directed by 10-time MAC Award winner Barry Kleinbort, the show also included more contemporary material by Billy Joel, Jerry Herman, and Randy Newman. (more...)

Nancy Dussault to Bring MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE to Feinstein's/54 BelowNancy Dussault to Bring MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Nancy Dussault in 'MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE' on September 27, 2016 at 7:00PM. (more...)

Kelly McDonald to Headline Cortland Rep Next WeekendKelly McDonald to Headline Cortland Rep Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

Kelly McDonald, a professional stand-up comedian and a graduate of SUNY Cortland (Class of '74) returns to his old stomping grounds for a hysterical night of comedy at Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown, 24 Port Watson Street in downtown Cortland. (more...)

Nancy Dussault to Bring MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE to Feinstein's/54 BelowNancy Dussault to Bring MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Nancy Dussault in 'MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE' on September 27, 2016 at 7:00PM. (more...)

Kelly McDonald to Headline Cortland Rep Next WeekendKelly McDonald to Headline Cortland Rep Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Kelly McDonald, a professional stand-up comedian and a graduate of SUNY Cortland (Class of '74) returns to his old stomping grounds for a hysterical night of comedy at Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown, 24 Port Watson Street in downtown Cortland. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Julie Budd & Herb Bernstein Celebrate 50 Years of Music CollaborationPhoto Coverage: Julie Budd & Herb Bernstein Celebrate 50 Years of Music Collaboration
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 16, 2016

Greatness is sometimes achieved by the collaboration of superbly talented people. Last night, in New York City it was the 50th anniversary of Julie Budd's association with pianist, arranger and musical director Herb Bernstein. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Legend Karen MorrowExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Legend Karen Morrow
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 5, 2016

For over fifty years, the big, belt voice of Karen Morrow has been filling theatres and TV screens. While audiences across America will fondly remember her numerous appearances on The Merv Griffin Show, it is her live appearances on Broadway, blasting the roof of numerous theatres, that epitomize Karen Morrow. Joining Rob & Kevin via phone, Karen reminisces on how she became known as 'the flop queen', what it was like to share the spotlight with Buddy Hackett,  and how she counted Ethel Merman among her biggest fans. (more...)

The Metropolitan Room Present LEE SQUARED: AN EVENING WITH LIBERACE AND MISS PEGGY LEE 9/2The Metropolitan Room Present LEE SQUARED: AN EVENING WITH LIBERACE AND MISS PEGGY LEE 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

Liberace lived a life of flamboyance, sparkle, and lavish costumes. In this funny and touching tribute, the virtuoso musician gets one last chance to glitter and shine as he tickles the ivories through his favorite songs. Miss Peggy Lee is beyond description. New York City favorites David Maiocco and Chuck Sweeney will reprise their iconic performance as the legends who defined four decades of music and pop culture. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Unity in Chicago is pleased to present 1980's disco legend LINDA CLIFFORD - LIVE IN CONCERT! This one night only event will be held Friday, August 26, 2016 at Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome Ave. in Chicago. The five-time Grammy nominee will perform an evening of hits including "If My Friends Could See Me Now," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Runaway Love," Fame's "Red Light" and other chart-toppers.  (more...)

Broadway's Andrea McArdle to Play Provincetown's Crown & Anchor Next WeekBroadway's Andrea McArdle to Play Provincetown's Crown & Anchor Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Producer Rick Murray's Crown & Anchor Broadway Series continues its 2016 season at the Paramount Cabaret in Provincetown, MA when Broadway veteran and Tony nominee Andrea McArdle returns to Provincetown in ANDREA McARDLE IN CONCERT for two performances only, Monday, August 8 and Tuesday, August 9 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO: TODAY Goes Behind-the-Scenes of America's Favorite Game Show 'Jeopardy'VIDEO: TODAY Goes Behind-the-Scenes of America's Favorite Game Show 'Jeopardy'
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

On Day 3 of TODAY's special series Game On TODAY, Jenna Bush Hager goes behind the scenes of “Jeopardy!”, the game show that's had contestants give their answers in the form of questions for more than 30 years. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

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