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 Interview: Charles Haid's Thoughts on His Career, Giving Back, and ALTMAN'S LAST STANDBWW Interview: Charles Haid's Thoughts on His Career, Giving Back, and ALTMAN'S LAST STAND
by Gil Kaan - Feb 2, 2016

Director/producer/actor Charles Haid's latest theatrical directorial project ALTMAN'S LAST STAND opens February 6 at the Zephyr Theatre. In this one-man show, Michael Laskin portrays the Viennese-born Franz Altman who refused to sell his mid-town Manhattan second hand shop to corporate developers. (more...)

Jazz Great Al Jarreau to Play the McCoy, 2/28Jazz Great Al Jarreau to Play the McCoy, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

?Al Jarreau's unique vocal style is one of the world's most precious treasures. His innovative musical expressions have made him one of the most exciting and critically acclaimed performers of our time, earning him seven Grammy Awards, scores of international music awards, and popular accolades worldwide. (more...)

Trisha Yearwood to Star in FOX Two-Hour Live Musical Event THE PASSION This MarchTrisha Yearwood to Star in FOX Two-Hour Live Musical Event THE PASSION This March
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Three-time Grammy Award winner and country superstar Trisha Yearwood has been tapped to play Mary, the mother of Jesus, in THE PASSION, a two-hour musical event, airing LIVE (more...)

AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC to Premiere Third Season on NJTV, 1/6AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC to Premiere Third Season on NJTV, 1/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announced that the 3rd Season of the award-winning American Songbook at NJPAC series will be broadcast on NJTV beginning January 6, 2016 (check local listings). (more...)

getTV to Air THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW's Christmas Episode, 12/24getTV to Air THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW's Christmas Episode, 12/24
by TV News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

getTV will air THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW'S CHRISTMAS episode on Thursday, December 24th at 5PM and on Friday, December 25 at 3:00AM and 1:00PM. (more...)

Cabaret Legend Marilyn Maye to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko Next MonthCabaret Legend Marilyn Maye to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

After a sold-out engagement last May, award-winning, Grammy-nominated cabaret legend Marilyn Maye returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with her new show, Marilyn Maye Sings Mercer & More, on Thursday, January 28 (8 p.m.) and Friday, January 29 (8 p.m.). Maye will pay tribute to renowned lyricist Johnny Mercer ('Moon River,' 'One for My Baby (and One More for the Road),' 'That Old Black Magic').  (more...)

getTV Presents A Festive Lineup Of Rare Christmas Variety Specials Hosted By Andy Williams, Bing Crosby, Mitzi Gaynor, Perry Como, Sonny & Cher, And More, Airing Every WegetTV Presents A Festive Lineup Of Rare Christmas Variety Specials Hosted By Andy Williams, Bing Crosby, Mitzi Gaynor, Perry Como, Sonny & Cher, And More, Airing Every We
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

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Grammy Winner Al Jarreau to Appear for One Very Special Peformance at The McCallum, 11/21Grammy Winner Al Jarreau to Appear for One Very Special Peformance at The McCallum, 11/21
by David Green - Oct 22, 2015

The McCallum Theatre and Fitz's Jazz Cafe at the McCallum present Al Jarreau on Saturday, November 21, at 8:00pm. Al Jarreau's innovative musical expressions have made him one of the most exciting and critically-acclaimed performers of our time with seven Grammy® Awards, scores of international music awards and accolades worldwide. (more...)

CAROL CHANNING AND PEARL BAILEY: ON BROADWAY Airs Tonight on GetTVCAROL CHANNING AND PEARL BAILEY: ON BROADWAY Airs Tonight on GetTV
by TV News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

Expanding on its commitment to add classic TV series to its vintage movie lineup, Sony Pictures Television Networks' digital broadcast channel GetTV will air the classic variety show, 'Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey: On Broadway,' tonight at 9/8c ET. (more...)

Firehouse Theatre to Offer Magic ClassesFirehouse Theatre to Offer Magic Classes
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Local magician Watt Hyer has been awarded the exclusive rights to teach theDiscover Magic educational program in the Richmond area. This national program is specially designed to teach key life skills to 8 to12 year olds through the process of learning to perform magic. The course was created by internationally-known, award winning magician and educator Michael Ammar and his creative team after nearly twenty years of research.  (more...)

Fife House Spotlight Benefit Will Feature Andrea McArdle with Seth Rudetsky 11/27Fife House Spotlight Benefit Will Feature Andrea McArdle with Seth Rudetsky 11/27
by Alan Henry - Sep 30, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that SPOTLIGHT 2015, in benefit of Fife House, will take place on Friday, November 27th at the CBC Glenn Gould Studio. Featuring Broadway's original 'Annie', Andrea McArdle, in concert with three time Emmy-nominated musician, Seth Rudetsky! The evening will feature Andrea in conversation about her illustrious career with Seth and singing some of the most memorable Broadway show-stoppers! (more...)

getTV Acquires All 26 Episodes of Iconic THE JUDY GARLAND SHOWgetTV Acquires All 26 Episodes of Iconic THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Expanding on its commitment to add classic TV series to its vintage movie lineup, Sony Pictures Television Networks' digital broadcast channel getTV has acquired all 26 episodes of 1963's 'The Judy Garland Show,' from World Nation Live Entertainment (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Highlights From THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW and THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW, Coming to Sony Pictures TV's GetTVVIDEO: Broadway Highlights From THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW and THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW, Coming to Sony Pictures TV's GetTV
by Michael Dale - Sep 28, 2015

Broadway highlights from the two programs featured in a new Monday night block of television variety. (more...)

getTV Acquires 'The Judy Garland Show' And 'The Merv Griffin Show'getTV Acquires 'The Judy Garland Show' And 'The Merv Griffin Show'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

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Jesse Mueller, Stephen Schwartz & More Set for New Season of AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPACJesse Mueller, Stephen Schwartz & More Set for New Season of AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announced a talent-rich line-up for season three of the award-winning American Songbook at NJPAC series. (more...)

Brian Hyland Joins Dick Fox's DOO WOP EXTRAVAGANZA in Arcadia TonightBrian Hyland Joins Dick Fox's DOO WOP EXTRAVAGANZA in Arcadia Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2015

Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation announced that Brian Hyland will be joining Dick Fox's DOO WOP EXTRAVAGANZA tonight, June 6 at 7pm. Brian Hyland is known for a slew of iconic hit songs including 'Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini' and 'Sealed With a Kiss.'. Dick Fox's DOO WOP EXTRAVAGANZA is a celebration of Doo-wop, the iconic sound that caused a sensation in the 1950's and early 1960's. (more...)

Broadway, Hollywood Impersonator Jim Bailey Dies at 77Broadway, Hollywood Impersonator Jim Bailey Dies at 77
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Jim Bailey, known for his impersonations of Hollywood and Broadway legends such as Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand and more, has died of cardiac arrest due to complications from pneumonia. He was 77. (more...)

Karen Wyman Comes to Iridium Jazz Club TonightKaren Wyman Comes to Iridium Jazz Club Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

KAREN WYMAN - the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist currently celebrating a renaissance since her days performing on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' and 'The Dean Martin Show' - will debut at Iridium Jazz Club tonight, May 26 at 8:30 PM and 10:30 PM. (more...)

Karen Wyman to Perform at the Iridium Jazz Club, TodayKaren Wyman to Perform at the Iridium Jazz Club, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2015

KAREN WYMAN - the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist currently celebrating a renaissance since her days performing on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and "The Dean Martin Show" - will debut at Iridium Jazz Club today, May 26 at 8:30 PM and 10:30 PM. (more...)

Catch a Rising Star to Bring Bob 'The Coach' Nelson to Ocean State Theatre, 5/31Catch a Rising Star to Bring Bob 'The Coach' Nelson to Ocean State Theatre, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit professional theatre company, currently celebrating its third season in Warwick, along with the legendary comedy club, Catch A Rising Star, are proud to announce the appearance of comedian Bob Nelson at Ocean State Theatre on Sunday, May 31 at 7:30pm. (more...)

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