Merv Griffin News

Date Of Birth:
July 06, 1925
Date Of Death:
August 12, 2007 (82)
Birth Place:
San Mateo, CA, USA
Gender:
Male
BWW Reviews: DEATHTRAP With Marsha Mason at Bucks County Playhouse
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 07, 2014

Off-Broadway's Evan Cabnet directs a DEATHTRAP with Marsha Mason as the ever-amazing Helga ten Dorp. There are some other amazing things here as well, of all sorts. (more...)

Comedian Steve Rossi of 'Allen & Rossi' Duo Dies at 82
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Steve Rossi, one half of the prolific comedy duo Allen & Rossi, which became a favorite of 'The Ed Sullivan Show' and other TV variety shows, died Sunday at age 82. (more...)

The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center Presents Julie Budd in Celebration of Her New Album, THEY WROTE THE SONGS, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

When that special song was played it meant so much to us, and it still does. That meaningful song took you back to a special time and a place, when hearing those lyrics and caressing those melodies transported you to a place where only music can take you. Julie Budd now sings… “They Wrote The Songs,” an evening of the greatest songs from the most celebrated writers and beloved entertainers, songs that are the heart of our generation and the soundtracks of our lives. Julie sings selections from Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Elton John, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Barry Manilow, and some songs from great shows like Wicked and The Wiz, along with the great American classic composers. These memories will last forever and so will these songs. Julie Budd will share her memories with you as she explores the grand talents behind the music. Join us in celebrating these songs with nationally-loved Julie Budd, hailed by The New York Times as “The Consummate Performer,” in what is surely to be an evening of warm memories and some of the finest music ever written. These are the songs of our lives. Let's share the memories, as Julie Budd sings “They Wrote The Songs.” (more...)

bergenPAC Adds PINKALICIOUS, FANCY NANCY THE MUSICAL & More to Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood New Jersey is excited to present An Evening with Jay Black: 76th Birthday Party Saturday, November 1st at 8PM, Pinkalicious the Musical on Sunday, November 16th at 1PM & 4PM, Wild Kratts Live, Sunday November 30th at 1PM and Fancy Nancy the Musical, Sunday March 8th at 1PM & 4PM- tickets for these four shows go on sale Friday, June 6th at 11AM. Be sure to reserve your tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces the Full 2014 Schedule, 6/14-8/24
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Following the record-breaking attendance of Festival 2013, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival announces the full 2014 Festival free and ticketed event schedule. Jacob's Pillow is a National Historic Landmark, home to America's longest-running dance festival, and a recipient of the National Medal of Arts. Noted dance writer Jennifer Dunning has called the Pillow "the dance center of the nation, possibly the world." (more...)

BWW Interview: Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Nominee Jim Brochu
by Adrienne Onofri - May 15, 2014

Brochu won multiple awards for 'Zero Hour' and returned this year with an autobiographical tribute to character actors, 'Character Man'. (more...)

THE JOST PROJECT Returns to the Philadelphia Museum of Art Today
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

The J?st Project looks forward to returning to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the location where they launched their recording, 'Can't Find My Way Home' (Dot Time Records). As part of the Art After 5 series, the Philly-based band will perform today, May 9 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The band is made up of internationally renowned vibraphonist Tony Miceli, vocalist/harmonicist Paul Jost, bassist Kevin MacConnell and drummer Charlie Patierno. This event is free with museum admission, $20; seniors $18; youth, 13 to 18, and students with valid ID $14; children 12 and under free. For more information, call (215) 684-7506 or e-mail artafter5@philamuseum.org. (more...)

Medium Lisa Williams Appears at the Mayo Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Lisa Williams, world-renowned medium, clairvoyant, and star of the hit show, Life Among the Dead and Voices from the Other Side on Lifetime TV, will share her gift of communication with those who have passed on to the 'other side' at the Mayo Performing Arts Center tonight, April 23, 2014 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29-80. (more...)

THE JOST PROJECT Returns to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2014

The J?st Project looks forward to returning to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the location where they launched their recording, "Can't Find My Way Home" (Dot Time Records). As part of the Art After 5 series, the Philly-based band will perform on Friday, May 9 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The band is made up of internationally renowned vibraphonist Tony Miceli, vocalist/harmonicist Paul Jost, bassist Kevin MacConnell and drummer Charlie Patierno. This event is free with museum admission, $20; seniors $18; youth, 13 to 18, and students with valid ID $14; children 12 and under free. For more information, call (215) 684-7506 or e-mail artafter5@philamuseum.org. (more...)

The Pacific Symphony Announces Their 2014-15 Pops Series, Which Includes FLY ME TO THE MOON, VERTIGO and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Mega-watt stars light up the stage for Pacific Symphony's highly anticipated 2014-15 Pops series featuring seven not-to-be-missed concerts that include a bit of nostalgia, romance, celebration and a plethora of memorable music—all enhanced by the “Hollywood” sound of the orchestra. Led by Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman, the season blasts off with a tribute to the iconic Frank Sinatra, with such jazz standards as “Fly Me to the Moon.” Add to that legendary stars Paul Anka, Herb Alpert and Lani Hall and, just in time for Christmas— (more...)

Medium Lisa Williams to Appear at the Mayo Center, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Lisa Williams, world-renowned medium, clairvoyant, and star of the hit show, Life Among the Dead and Voices from the Other Side on Lifetime TV, will share her gift of communication with those who have passed on to the 'other side' at the Mayo Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29-80. (more...)

Best-Selling Author, Joe McGinniss, Dies at 71
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Joe McGinniss, Sr., American author known for his best-selling The Selling of the President 1968 which described the marketing of then-presidential candidate Richard Nixon, has died at the age of 71. He authored eleven works, including his last bookwas The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, an account of Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska who was the unsuccessful 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee. (more...)

Former Teen Singing Phenomenon Karen Wyman Comes to the Metropolitan Room, Now thru 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

The former teen singing phenomenon Karen Wyman continues her exciting and decisive return to the live stage in her first major engagement in 25 years when the Metropolitan Room brings her back for four shows in March -- tonight, March 5, 12, 19 and 26, all at 7pm. (more...)

Asolo Repertory Theatre Hosts 2014 Annual Gala: A NIGHT AT THE RAINBOW ROOM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 01, 2014

Relive the glamour of the Rainbow Room, an iconic New York City hot spot known for its rotating dance floor, exquisite cuisine, fine wines and liquors, and A-List regulars. Asolo Rep, one of the premier professional theatres in the Southeastern U.S., will recreate the magic of the Rainbow Room in the 1940s for a special evening of dining and dancing. A Night at the Rainbow Room will be held at The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota tonight, March 1, 2014 at 6PM. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DEATHTRAP - Twists, Turns and Humor Excite at GLT
by Roy Berko - Feb 24, 2014

Overheard at intermission of 'DEATHTRAP' at Great Lakes Theater: 'I never expected that to happen!' Response: 'I've seen this before and what's coming up in the second act is even more surprising!' (more...)

Lily Tomlin to Perform at PlayhouseSquare's Ohio Theatre, 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Comedienne Lily Tomlin either has the metabolism of a hummingbird or she never sleeps...it's the only plausible explanation of how she's been able to accomplish her uber-prolific number of entertainment credits! From Tomlin's TV to movies, comedy to drama, records to live stand-up, plus theater, writing and animated features...over-achiever Lily has conquered them all. (more...)

Asolo Repertory Theatre to Host 2014 Annual Gala: A NIGHT AT THE RAINBOW ROOM, 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Relive the glamour of the Rainbow Room, an iconic New York City hot spot known for its rotating dance floor, exquisite cuisine, fine wines and liquors, and A-List regulars. Asolo Rep, one of the premier professional theatres in the Southeastern U.S., will recreate the magic of the Rainbow Room in the 1940s for a special evening of dining and dancing. A Night at the Rainbow Room will be held at The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 6PM. (more...)

The Jost Project Performs at Chris' Jazz Cafe Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Philadelphia-based The Jost Project is performing another concert with music from their CD Can't Find My Way Home (Dot Time Records, based in New York and Europe). Tonight, January 31 from 8 to 11:30 p.m. they will be at Chris' Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom Street in Philadelphia. (more...)

The Jost Project Performs Steel Coffee House in Phoenixville Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

Philadelphia-based The Jost Project is performing two concerts with music from their CD Can't Find My Way Home (Dot Time Records, based in New York and Europe). Tonight, January 24 at 9 pm they will be at Steel City Coffee House, 203 Bridge Street in Phoenixville with Phyllis Chapell opening for them at the Steel City concert at 8 pm. (more...)

Former Teen Singing Phenomenon Karen Wyman Comes to the Metropolitan Room, 3/5-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

The former teen singing phenomenon Karen Wyman continues her exciting and decisive return to the live stage in her first major engagement in 25 years when the Metropolitan Room brings her back for four shows in March -- Wednesday March 5, 12, 19 and 26, all at 7pm. (more...)

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