Mickey Rooney News

Date of Birth: September 23, 1920 (95)
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Regent Theatre Celebrates Centennial This YearRegent Theatre Celebrates Centennial This Year
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

? In 1916, World War I was well underway and German Zeppelins were bombing Paris.  Charlie Chaplin had just been signed to his first film contract, Mary Pickford became the first female film star to sign a million-dollar contract, and Babe Ruth and the Boston Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 13th World Series. (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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ruby Rakos as Judy Garland in Flat Rock Playhouse's CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZPhoto Flash: First Look at Ruby Rakos as Judy Garland in Flat Rock Playhouse's CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Flat Rock Playhouse's presentation of CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ world premiere chronicles the life of a young Judy Garland. This exciting new musical explores her extraordinary journey from vaudeville to Hollywood to stardom which culminated in one of the most popular films of all time, THE WIZARD OF OZ. The production runs now through December 19, 2015 at Flat Rock Playhouse, the State Theatre of North Carolina, nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Nathan Lane, Dana Carvey Promote 1982 Mickey Rooney Sitcom ONE OF THE BOYSFLASH FRIDAY: Nathan Lane, Dana Carvey Promote 1982 Mickey Rooney Sitcom ONE OF THE BOYS
by Michael Dale - Nov 27, 2015

Before SNL and Broadway stardom, the two young actors show tremendous comic presence on this television interview. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 11/27; LA CAGE in Boston, MOUSETRAP in Milwaukee and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 11/27; LA CAGE in Boston, MOUSETRAP in Milwaukee and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 27, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, South Bend, Milwaukee, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include LA CAGE in Boston, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS in South Bend, and MOUSETRAP in Milwaukee, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Interview: BEAUTIFUL's Becky GulsvigBWW Interview: BEAUTIFUL's Becky Gulsvig
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Nov 23, 2015

Learn more about this native Minnesotan who's made it big in NYC after her beginnings in Moorhead, Minn. (more...)

PTC to Premiere of IT HAPPENED ONE CHRISTMAS, 12/4-19PTC to Premiere of IT HAPPENED ONE CHRISTMAS, 12/4-19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the premiere musical event It Happened One Christmas, December 4 through December 19, 2015.    (more...)

Rose Marie Honored w/Shirley Temple Award for Longest Active Career in HollywoodRose Marie Honored w/Shirley Temple Award for Longest Active Career in Hollywood
by TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

With a career that began at age 3 on stage in vaudeville, at age 5 had her own national radio show on NBC and still working (primarily in voice over) today, Miss Marie, now has the longest active career in entertainment (more...)

Warner's Annual Holiday Movie Event Set for 11/28Warner's Annual Holiday Movie Event Set for 11/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

For the 3rd year, the Warner Theatre will open the holiday season by inviting the community to enjoy two classic holiday films shown on our 50 foot screen. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Portrait of Ruby Rakos and Michael Wartella in 'CHASING RAINBOWS' at Flat Rock PlayhousePhoto Flash: New Portrait of Ruby Rakos and Michael Wartella in 'CHASING RAINBOWS' at Flat Rock Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Flat Rock Playhouse's presentation of CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ world premiere will chronicles the life of a young Judy Garland. This exciting new musical explores her extraordinary journey from vaudeville to Hollywood to stardom which culminated in one of the most popular films of all time, THE WIZARD OF OZ. The production will run from November 27 through December 19, 2015 at Flat Rock Playhouse, the State Theatre of North Carolina, nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Below, BroadwayWorld has a new portrait of actress Ruby Rakos in character as Judy, with Michael Wartella as Mickey Rooney! (more...)

World War 1 Becomes Virtual Reality:Academy Award Winning Team...World War 1 Becomes Virtual Reality:Academy Award Winning Team...
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

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A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL Makes Philadelphia Debut at the Walnut Street TheatreA CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL Makes Philadelphia Debut at the Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

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Celebrity Impersonator La Voix Comes to Martinis Above Fourth TonightCelebrity Impersonator La Voix Comes to Martinis Above Fourth Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Tonight, November 3, Britain's award-winning diva makes her US debut in 'Diva Breakdown' at Martinis Above Fourth. Although La Voix hasn't performed in the US, she's well-known to American audiences from her many performances on Atlantis Cruises and in London. 'Diva Breakdown' will explore the minds of true legends; Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner, Cher and more analyzed, exposed, and satirically delivered, in her own spine-tingling vocals, by the international red-headed diva, La Voix. Tickets are $25 and are available at www.martinisabovefourth.com. (more...)

Celebrity Impersonator La Voix Coming to Martinis Above Fourth, 11/3Celebrity Impersonator La Voix Coming to Martinis Above Fourth, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

On Tuesday, November 3, Britain's award-winning diva makes her US debut in 'Diva Breakdown' at Martinis Above Fourth. Although La Voix hasn't performed in the US, she's well-known to American audiences from her many performances on Atlantis Cruises and in London. 'Diva Breakdown' will explore the minds of true legends; Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner, Cher and more analyzed, exposed, and satirically delivered, in her own spine-tingling vocals, by the international red-headed diva, La Voix. Tickets are $25 and are available at www.martinisabovefourth.com. (more...)

ABC Announces 2015 Holiday ProgrammingABC Announces 2015 Holiday Programming
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

ABC celebrates the joy of the holidays with special programming, including “It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown,” “Toy Story 20th Anniversary Special” and an all-new series, “The Great Holiday Baking Show.” (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...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Revists... Celebrates Opening Night of BABES IN ARMSPhoto Flash: Porchlight Revists... Celebrates Opening Night of BABES IN ARMS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber present the first production in the third season of Chicago's smash "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits…BABES IN ARMS, featuring book by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, music by Rodgers and lyrics by Hart, with direction by Jess McLeod, music direction by Alex Newkirk and musical staging by James Beaudry. BABES IN ARMS is presented for three-nights-only through tonight, Oct. 8 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's SIDE SHOW (September 11 - October 25) on nights when there are no performances at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. BroadwayWorld has photos from the October 6th opening night festivities below! (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center to Stage World Premiere of Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORSMcCarter Theatre Center to Stage World Premiere of Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

After an opening run praised by both critics and audiences in the Cleveland area, McCarter Theatre Center will continue the 2015/2016 Theatre Season with the world-premiere co-production of Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors. (more...)

Arnold Hano Featured in New Documentary HANO! A CENTURY IN THE BLEACHERSArnold Hano Featured in New Documentary HANO! A CENTURY IN THE BLEACHERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

You may not know the name, but you've probably read him at some point over the past sixty years. Between 1955 and 2013, he authored twenty-seven books, sold over a million of them, and penned 500 magazine articles. (more...)

BWW Interview: BARBECUE's Arden Myrin Gets Grilled!BWW Interview: BARBECUE's Arden Myrin Gets Grilled!
by Adrienne Onofri - Sep 29, 2015

A familiar face on TV comedies, Myrin is now getting laughs on stage at the Public. (more...)

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