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Mickey Rooney News

Date Of Birth:
September 23, 1920 (94)
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender:
Male
Emmy-Winning Choreographer Phil Black Has Passed AwayEmmy-Winning Choreographer Phil Black Has Passed Away
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2015

On the morning of June 5 at the Actors Fund Nursing Home in Englewood NJ, the Jazz and Tap teacher Phil Black passed away after fighting Parkinson's disease for over 20 years. (more...)

The Old Globe Sets Cast, Creative Team for BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERYThe Old Globe Sets Cast, Creative Team for BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for the West Coast Premiere of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, a new work by one of America's great comic playwrights, familiar to millions for Lend Me a Tenor and Crazy for You. Baskerville is directed by Josh Rhodes, who previously choreographed the Globe's productions of Bright Star and Working, as well as Broadway's It Shoulda Been You, First Date, and Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on July 24, with opening night on Thursday, July 30 at 8:00 p.m., in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Although originally scheduled to run through August 23, Baskerville has been extended by popular demand through August 30, 2015! (more...)

Musical Star & Voice of 'Chiquita Banana' Monica Lewis Dies at 93Musical Star & Voice of 'Chiquita Banana' Monica Lewis Dies at 93
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Monica Lewis, a former Benny Goodman vocalist who headlined the very first broadcast of the 'Ed Sullivan Show,' died on June 12 of natural causes at her apartment in Woodland Hills, CA. She was 93. (more...)

Actress & Recording Star Monica Lewis, Voice of Chiquita Banana, Dies at 93Actress & Recording Star Monica Lewis, Voice of Chiquita Banana, Dies at 93
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Monica Lewis, a former Benny Goodman vocalist who headlined the very first broadcast of the 'Ed Sullivan Show,' was THE VOICE of the popular Chiquita BANANA cartoons, clowned opposite Jerry Lewis, Red Skelton and Danny Kaye, turned down a marriage proposal from Ronald Reagan and went on to play co-starring roles in such films as 'Earthquake,' 'Airport 1975' and 'The Concorde--Airport '79,' died on June 12 of natural causes at her apartment in Woodland Hills, CA. She was 93. (more...)

THE HIRSCHFELD CENTURY Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 7/7THE HIRSCHFELD CENTURY Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 7/7
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 10, 2015

Al Hirschfeld gets a tome of his own! (more...)

BWW Reviews: JUDY, BARBARA, LIZA Extended at Quality Hill PlayhouseBWW Reviews: JUDY, BARBARA, LIZA Extended at Quality Hill Playhouse
by Steve Wilson - Jun 3, 2015

How do you tell if a musical is a success? The answer is easy, it is a success when at intermission, you walk into the restroom, one person is whistling, and two are humming songs from the show. That is what happens with the Quality Hill Playhouse production of Judy, Barbara, Liza at the Playhouse at 303 W. 10 in Kansas City. Judy, Barbara, Liza wraps up the 20th season of Quality Hill. (more...)

LA Movies in the Park Series to Present Outdoor Screening of BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'SLA Movies in the Park Series to Present Outdoor Screening of BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S
by Movies News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Eat|See|Hear, LA's premier movies in the park event series, will be in Griffith Park on Saturday, June 6, to showcase the 1961 romantic comedy, Breakfast at Tiffany's. (more...)

From MOULIN ROUGE to THE WIZARD OF OZ: Top 5 Movie Musicals We Want to See on BroadwayFrom MOULIN ROUGE to THE WIZARD OF OZ: Top 5 Movie Musicals We Want to See on Broadway
by Sally Henry - May 23, 2015

Every other show on Broadway seems to be an adaptation of a movie. So the question is, which ones will be next? Our wonderful readers weighed in, as they did last week, and came up with some great suggestions! (more...)

BWW Reviews: LOOPHOLES: A PAIN IN THE I.R.S. - Laughable Deductions to ClaimBWW Reviews: LOOPHOLES: A PAIN IN THE I.R.S. - Laughable Deductions to Claim
by Gil Kaan - Apr 16, 2015

World premiere of playwright Stan Rich's Loopholes: A Pain In The I.R.S. benefits from a very game cast of talented actors performing his fun, pun- galore, shtick-filled musical. The troupe's overall enthusiasm and commitment really pull off this 90-minute piece which possesses a very Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney, 'Let's go to the barn and put on a show' vibe. (more...)

New-York Historical Society to Celebrate Al Hirschfeld with New Exhibition, BookNew-York Historical Society to Celebrate Al Hirschfeld with New Exhibition, Book
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Al Hirschfeld immortalized celebrities, politicians, Broadway productions, films, television shows and beyond with his iconic linear drawings for nine decades, establishing himself as one of the most important contemporary portrait artists. Over a decade since the legendary artist drew his final line drawing, he continues to inspire. This spring, Hirschfeld will be celebrated with the publication of a new book and a major exhibition at the New-York Historical Society. (more...)

Playwright Ken Ludwig Visits LEND ME A TENOR Cast at Ursinus CollegePlaywright Ken Ludwig Visits LEND ME A TENOR Cast at Ursinus College
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2015

Internationally-known playwright Ken Ludwig, writer of Lend Me a Tenor, will be on the Ursinus College campus to meet with the students who brought that play to the stage two weeks ago. (more...)

OH, KAY!, GOLDEN BOY, WONDERFUL TOWN and More Set for Musicals Tonight!'s 2015-16 SeasonOH, KAY!, GOLDEN BOY, WONDERFUL TOWN and More Set for Musicals Tonight!'s 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Musicals Tonight! has announced its 2015-16 season. Scroll down for details! (more...)

SOUND OFF Exclusive Clip: Rare Movie Musical Outtake Featured In JUDY GARLAND: BY MYSELFSOUND OFF Exclusive Clip: Rare Movie Musical Outtake Featured In JUDY GARLAND: BY MYSELF
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 20, 2015

Check out a Judy Garland rarity! (more...)

The Zephyr Presents FINDING NICK World Premiere Feb 19-Mar 27The Zephyr Presents FINDING NICK World Premiere Feb 19-Mar 27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2015

The Zephyr Theater presents the world premiere of Finding Nick, a new play written and performed by Nicholas Guest, and directed by Lee Sankowich, in a six-week engagement beginning February 19, through March 27, on Thursday and Friday nights at 8 p.m. in Hollywood, produced by Racquel Lehrman and Victoria Watson of Theatre Planners. (more...)

Travel Channel Set to Premiere 'Time Traveling with Brian Unger' 4/20Travel Channel Set to Premiere 'Time Traveling with Brian Unger' 4/20
by TV News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Travel Channel takes viewers on an unexpected journey back in time with the help of a witty tour guide and eye-popping CGI graphics. (more...)

BWW Interview: Annoying Actor Friend 'Werks' 54 Below with '#SoBlessed Live!' this SaturdayBWW Interview: Annoying Actor Friend 'Werks' 54 Below with '#SoBlessed Live!' this Saturday
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 4, 2015

Despite being a ratings disaster, there were a number of positive things that came out of SMASH's run on NBC; Megan Hilty's star turn, endless internet memes, and Annoying Actor Friend. The internet phenomenon @Actor_Friend 'werked' its way to the forefront of the theatre community's consciousness with its biting, but honest critiques of the musical melodrama's two-year TV run. (more...)

Nicholas Guest's FINDING NICK World Premiere to Play the Zephyr, 2/19-3/27Nicholas Guest's FINDING NICK World Premiere to Play the Zephyr, 2/19-3/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

The Zephyr Theater presents the world premiere of Finding Nick, a new play written and performed by Nicholas Guest, and directed by Lee Sankowich, in a six-week engagement beginning February 19, through March 27, on Thursday and Friday nights at 8 p.m. in Hollywood, produced by Racquel Lehrman and Victoria Watson of Theatre Planners. (more...)

American Humane Society Announces HERO DOG AWARDS; Nominate Your Pooch Now!American Humane Society Announces HERO DOG AWARDS; Nominate Your Pooch Now!
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

American Humane Association, the country's first national humane organization, today announced the official start of the 2015 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards(TM) campaign, the annual year-long search for America's bravest heroes on both ends of the leash. (more...)

Carol Channing In SKIDOO Blu-Ray Now AvailableCarol Channing In SKIDOO Blu-Ray Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 13, 2015

Carol Channing stars in a trippy 1960s cult favorite! (more...)

Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell - Remembering The Stars We Lost in 2014Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell - Remembering The Stars We Lost in 2014
by Walter McBride - Jan 1, 2015

Broadway fans had plenty of reasons to celebrate this year, with dozens of shows having opened since January, hundreds of actors having made their debuts, and many more having returned to the stage for critically acclaimed performances. Not all news was good though, as we also suffered a loss of an incredible amount of talent. Below, BroadwayWorld sends a fond farewell to those who passed away in 2014. (more...)

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