Mickey Rooney News

Date of Birth: September 23, 1920 (96)
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Theatre in Historic Places: OKTOBERFEST THE MUSICAL at the Crest TheatreTheatre in Historic Places: OKTOBERFEST THE MUSICAL at the Crest Theatre
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 28, 2016

Frances Seymour Fonda, actor Henry Fonda's second wife, was only 32 years old when the theater she commissioned architect Arthur W. Hawes to build opened in December of 1940. Originally known as the Westwood Theater, it was designed to be a performance space for live productions and for a short time it did fulfill that mission. Across town, movie musicals like Busby Berkeley's Strike Up the Band and Down Argentine Way were becoming box office hits as Tinseltown capitalized on the popularity of established young stars such as Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney and soon-to-be stars like pin-up girl Betty Grable and Carmen Miranda. (more...)

The Ricardo Montalban Theatre to Host Fall 2016 Launch PartyThe Ricardo Montalban Theatre to Host Fall 2016 Launch Party
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The Ricardo Montalban Theatre presents its wonderfully diverse fall-winter programming schedule during a private open house and reception on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at RubiconAndrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

Connecticut Cabaret Theatre Seeks Female Singers - AuditionsConnecticut Cabaret Theatre Seeks Female Singers - Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Connecticut Cabaret Theatre is seeking a Female Singer ages 18-45 for upcoming musical: Babes in Hollywood - The Music of Garland and Rooney. To schedule an audition please email headshot and resume to ctcabaret@msn.com Those auditioning will be asked to prepare 2 songs showcasing vocal range. Also prepare a 1-2 minute monologue. (more...)

Tony Nominee Dan Knechtges to Helm 'HOW TO SUCCEED...' at TUTSTony Nominee Dan Knechtges to Helm 'HOW TO SUCCEED...' at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has just announced that Dan Knechtges will serve as Director and Choreographer for the upcoming production of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. (more...)

Goodspeed Announces Cast of CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZGoodspeed Announces Cast of CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Goodspeed is thrilled to announce the cast of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, abrand-new musical that chronicles a time before "Meet Me in St. Louis," "Easter Parade," and "A Star is Born"-a time when Judy Garland was simply, "the girl with the great big voice." Filled with many beloved songs sung by Judy Garland throughout her career, Chasing Rainbows will run September 16 - November 27 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. The show is sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts, Eversource Energy, ConnectiCare, Comcast, and Webster Bank. (more...)

Broadway's Michael Wartella and Brooklyn Shuck Set for Actors Connection Summer CampBroadway's Michael Wartella and Brooklyn Shuck Set for Actors Connection Summer Camp
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Another successful Performing Arts Camp, a week-long event in NYC by Actors Connection for Kids & Teens (ages 7-16), will feature two Broadway stars: Michael Wartella (Chasing Rainbows, Wicked, Tuck Everlasting) and Brooklyn Shuck (Les Miserables, Matilda, Tuck Everlasting).  (more...)

The Friday 5: JUDY's Linda Sue Runyeon & Chase MillerThe Friday 5: JUDY's Linda Sue Runyeon & Chase Miller
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 17, 2016

Dickson's Gaslight Dinner Theatre continues its 16th Anniversary Season and 75th show with  JUDY! A Musical Tribute, which opened yesterday. JUDY! A Musical Tribute is a two-act revue that includes performances of famous Garland tunes. Compiled and created by stage veterans Linda Sue Simmons Runyeon and Joe Grizzel, this cabaret revue is a musical collection of songs, video and documentary, taking the audience "down memory lane" about the life of America's sweet heart, Judy Garland. (more...)

SUMMER STAGES: What's Hot In Nashville Theater in 2016SUMMER STAGES: What's Hot In Nashville Theater in 2016
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2016

Although the calendar tells us we're still in the spring season, things are quickly heating up in Nashville - theatrically speaking - and theater-goers have a plethora of shows coming up from which to choose, including some summer musicals that are sure to set feet a-tapping and a classic drama that's sure to provoke more thought and discussion than perhaps ever before. (more...)

FRAME London Dance Film Festival Sets 2016 ProgrammeFRAME London Dance Film Festival Sets 2016 Programme
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The full programme has today been announced for the inaugural FRAME London Dance Film Festival. The vast programme of films and events is to take place from 9 to 12 June 2016 in Kingston-upon-Thames, London. Presented by the UK's pioneering dance company BalletBoyz in association with dancescreen, the festival is set to offer a unique opportunity to enjoy the best creative talent in dance and film to the general public, as well engaging broadcasters, video artists and choreographers. Over the three days, there are over 122 films screening with 11 World Premieres, 8 International, 4 European and 28 UK Premieres amongst the new work. These will be presented alongside classic films for all ages led by a celebration of Gene Kelly, dance performances and outdoor and family activities at various venues across the town. (more...)

Daniels Corporate Advisory Co. Inc. Acquires THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW SeriesDaniels Corporate Advisory Co. Inc. Acquires THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW Series
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

Daniels Corporate Advisory Company, Inc. ('Daniels) (OTCQB: DCAC) and Clearwave Telecommunications, Inc. (OTC PINK: CWTC) World Nation Live Entertainment, Inc. today announced a revenue sharing deal license for 26 One Hour Episodes of The Judy Garland Show Series in the USA. (more...)

BWW Review: MR. BURNS...Static ElectricityBWW Review: MR. BURNS...Static Electricity
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 14, 2016

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY defends the thesis that storytelling and making theater may be of great value in times of crisis, but goes awry with its repetitious retelling of an episode of THE SIMPSONS. Director A. Nora Long, a creative design team, and strong acting performances are not enough to put a charge in playwright Anne Washburn's work. (more...)

La Voix to Bring DIVA BREAKDOWN to Ambassadors TheatreLa Voix to Bring DIVA BREAKDOWN to Ambassadors Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner and Cher are analyzed, exposed, and satirically delivered by the international red headed diva, La Voix in DIVA BREAKDOWN. (more...)

JUDY GARLAND: CLASSIC DUETS Four-CD Collection Available Next YearJUDY GARLAND: CLASSIC DUETS Four-CD Collection Available Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Judy Garland fans will be holding their breath for this collection. JSP Records has announced it will release in 2017 a 4-CD, 109-track set, produced by John Stedman, called JUDY GARLAND: CLASSIC DUETS, which will include 14 tracks never previously issued on CD. (more...)

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...)

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