Mickey Rooney News

Date Of Birth:
September 23, 1920 (93)
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender:
Male
Steve Kuhn Trio, Joey DeFrancesco Organ Quartet & More Set for Birdland Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its May 2014 schedule, featuring Steve Kuhn Trio, Joey DeFrancesco Organ Quartet, Karrin Allyson, BOSSABRASIL Festival, and more. (more...)

MCT's LEND ME A TENOR Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) presents Ken Ludwig's classic farce LEND ME A TENOR, April 10-27, 2014. This production is a collaboration with the Marquette University Theatre Department with several students, alumni and faculty filling roles both onstage and on the creative team. Ken Ludwig's LEND ME A TENOR performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Cabot Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

SAG Foundation Shares 'Conversations with Mickey Rooney'
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation honors the life and legacy of Mickey Rooney and recognizes the indelible mark he left by sharing its two-hour 'Conversations with Mickey Rooney' (more...)

SAG Foundation Shares 'Conversations with Mickey Rooney'
by - Apr 11, 2014

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation honors the life and legacy of Mickey Rooney and recognizes the indelible mark he left by sharing its two-hour 'Conversations with Mickey Rooney' (more...)

VIDEO: Flashback - Mickey Rooney Talks Mickey Mouse and More in SAG Foundation 'Conversations'
by Movies News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Mickey RooneyWith his recent passing, the Screen Actors Guild Foundation honors the life and legacy of Mickey Rooney and recognizes the indelible mark he left by sharing its two-hour 'Conversations with Mickey Rooney' in its online video archive. Recorded in 2004, Rooney discusses his lengthy Hollywood career with actor Todd Amorde, including anecdotes on Walt Disney and Elizabeth Taylor with an appreciative audience of actors. Click below to watch the interviews! (more...)

THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT WITH THE MIGHTY WURLITZER to Play Music Hall Ballroom, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Refresh you musical memory with a selection of classic melodies when The Society for the Preservation of Music Hall (SPMH) presents That's Entertainment with the Mighty Wurlitzer at Cincinnati's Music Hall on Thursday, May 15 at 10:30 AM and 7:00 PM. The popular theatre organ concert series is presented in cooperation with the Ohio Valley Chapter of the American Organ Society. (more...)

Andy Hardy Grows Up- Mickey Rooney in SUGAR BABIES
by BWW Staff - Apr 10, 2014

Sugar Babies wasn't supposed to be a hit. The 1979 Broadway insiders 'knew' no one wanted to see two has-been movie stars doing hokey jokes from a long-dead low-brow genre. Yet, it was, a big, fat, lines-around-the-box-office smash. And why? Two words: Mickey Rooney. (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Teams Up With Marquette University For LEND ME A TENOR, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) presents Ken Ludwig's classic farce LEND ME A TENOR, today, April 10-27, 2014. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Mickey Rooney Sweetens SUGAR BABIES & Jokes With Judy
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 10, 2014

Today we continue BroadwayWorld's newest column celebrating the classic clips from yesteryear featuring our favorite classic stage and screen stars with a spotlight on a legendary movie musical leading man and Broadway icon byway of the hit later-in-life revue SUGAR BABIES, Mickey Rooney. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Remembering Mickey Rooney
by Walter McBride - Apr 08, 2014

Mickey Rooney, who spent nearly his entire life in the show business, died on Sunday at 93, after being in ill health for quite some time. He appeared on Broadway in Sugar Babies (opposite fellow MGM legend Ann Miller) and The Will Rogers Follies. BroadwayWorld remembers the stage and screen great below. (more...)

The National Portrait Gallery Recognizes Mickey Rooney with a Photograph by Harold E. Edgerton
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 08, 2014

Today the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery has installed a photograph of American entertainer Mickey Rooney with frequent co-star Judy Garland. The photograph was created by Harold E. Edgerton in 1939. It will be on view in a first-floor space that is designated for remembrance of recently deceased people represented in the museum's collection. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present Leslie Caron & David Engel in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, 4/26-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present screen legend Leslie Caron, in her first Southern California theatrical performance in over 25 years! SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, written by Richard Alfieri, with choreography by Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and directed by Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot). SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will also feature 6-time Ovation Award-winning actor David Engel. "What an honor to have on our stage the incomparable Leslie Caron and the multi-talented David Engel," remarks Wood. "It's a dream cast and a dream come true. With Michael Arabian and Donna McKechnie directing and choreographing, this has to be one of the most anticipated productions in the Playhouse's storied history,' adds Wareham. SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will begin previews on Saturday, April 26 and will open on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Liza Minnelli Reacts to Passing of Mickey Rooney
by TV News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Stage legend Liza Minnelli posted the following statement on her Official Facebook page regarding the loss of the Hollywood star (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Crystal: Mickey Rooney Was 'Tremendous Talent'
by TV News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Billy Crystal stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC to talk about the passing of stage and screen star Mickey Rooney, who died yesterday at the age of 93. (more...)

Carol Channing, Cher, Stephanie J. Block & More React to Passing of Mickey Rooney
by TV News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Today, stars of stage and screen reacted to the passing of the stage and screen legend (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Monday, April 7, 2014 - Atlantic's THREEPENNY OPERA Opens, Signature Honors Tunick and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 07, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Atlantic Theater opens THE THREEPENNY OPERA tonight, and D.C.'s Signature Theatre honors Jonathan Tunick at its annual gala! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/5-4/6/2014
by - Apr 06, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 6, 2014 - Sunday, April 6, 2014. (more...)

Breaking News: Legendary Entertainer Mickey Rooney Dies at 93
by BWW News Desk - Apr 06, 2014

According to TMZ, Mickey Rooney, who spent nearly his entire life in the show business, died today at 93, after being in ill health for quite some time. He appeared on Broadway in Sugar Babies (opposite fellow MGM legend Ann Miller) and The Will Rogers Follies. (more...)

Mandy Patinkin Performs With Pittsburgh Symphony at Heinz Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

Before he was an Emmy-winning TV star, Mandy Patinkin was already a Tony-winning Broadway legend. The acclaimed actor, singer and storyteller will appear on the Heinz Hall stage with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra tonight, April 5 at 8 p.m. in his most electrifying role - concert performer. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Performs with MANDY PATINKIN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

Before he was an Emmy-winning TV star, Mandy Patinkin was already a Tony-winning Broadway legend. The acclaimed actor, singer and storyteller will appear on the Heinz Hall stage with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra tonight, April 5 at 8 p.m. in his most electrifying role - concert performer. (more...)

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