Paul Shaffer News

BWW TV Exclusive: PRISCILLA in Rehearsal at the Tonys with Paul Shaffer & Martha Wash!
by Jessica Lewis - Jun 11, 2011

As previously reported, the cast of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT will be performing the show stopper 'It's Raining Men' at the Tony Awards ceremony on Sunday, June 12. The performance will be broadcast as part of the ceremony on CBS. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the rehearsal run with special guest performers Paul Shaffer (who wrote the tune) and Martha Wash (the song's original songstress). Click below for a video preview of Sunday's production number! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: What to Expect from the PRISCILLA Tony Performance - Martha Wash Sings 'It's Raining Men'!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 08, 2011

Casts from some of Broadway's hottest tickets will take the stage at the Tony Awards this year - including the cast of Priscilla Queen of the Desert featuring Nick Adams, Tony Sheldon, Will Swenson and special appearances by Paul Shaffer and the legendary Martha Wash. BroadwayWorld has learned that the men of Priscilla will be taking the stage with Wash for a rendition of 'It's Raining Men,' a number written by Paul Shaffer and originally performed by Martha Wash. Click below for Wash singing the hit tune from days past! (more...)

Full 2011 Tony Performances Announced - Including SPIDER-MAN, PRISCILLA & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 08, 2011

The Tony Awards today announced the line-up of performances for the 65th Annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 12th. Featuring unforgettable opening and closing numbers and non-stop entertainment throughout the entirety of the show - the evening will include performances by the 2011 Tony-nominated Best Musicals, Anything Goes featuring Sutton Foster; Catch Me If You Can with Norbert Leo Butz and Aaron Tveit; How to Suceed in Business Without Really Trying featuring Daniel Radcliffe and John Laroquette; Sister Act featuring Patina Miller; The Book of Mormon featuring Andrew Rannells and The Scottsboro Boys featuring Joshua Henry. (more...)

The Ladies Who Lunch Theatre Presents They Changed Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2011

The Ladies Who Lunch Theatre (Michael & Barbara Ross) take pride in introducing you to THEY CHANGED BROADWAY, a new musical revue, for three performances only, June 8, 12 & 15, at The Excelsior Dinner Theatre in Manalapan, New Jersey. (more...)

The Ladies Who Lunch Theatre Presents They Changed Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2011

The Ladies Who Lunch Theatre (Michael & Barbara Ross) take pride in introducing you to THEY CHANGED BROADWAY, a new musical revue, for three performances only, June 8, 12 & 15, at The Excelsior Dinner Theatre in Manalapan, New Jersey. (more...)

DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND Play Emelin Theatre 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2011

It's hard to believe that over 40 years have flown by since Donnie "Mr. Downchild" Walsh and his late brother, Hock formed the renowned group that would be the inspiration behind the blues in Canada and the world famous Blues Brothers. (more...)

DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND Play Emelin Theatre 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2011

It's hard to believe that over 40 years have flown by since Donnie "Mr. Downchild" Walsh and his late brother, Hock formed the renowned group that would be the inspiration behind the blues in Canada and the world famous Blues Brothers. (more...)

The Iridium Hosts Singer/Songwriter Danny Kortchmar and Henry Diltz 2/24 & 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2011

The Iridium and The Morrison Hotel Gallery will partner Feb 24 & 25 to present two nights of music and imagery featuring first-call guitar master Danny Kortchmar--who played on seminal albums by Carole King, James Taylor, Warren Zevon, and Harry Nilsson--and rock photographer nonpareil Henry Diltz, who documented Kortchmar and many of the iconic artists he's performed with since the 1960's. (more...)

The Iridium Hosts Singer/Songwriter Danny Kortchmar and Henry Diltz 2/24 & 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2011

The Iridium and The Morrison Hotel Gallery will partner Feb 24 & 25 to present two nights of music and imagery featuring first-call guitar master Danny Kortchmar--who played on seminal albums by Carole King, James Taylor, Warren Zevon, and Harry Nilsson--and rock photographer nonpareil Henry Diltz, who documented Kortchmar and many of the iconic artists he's performed with since the 1960's. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Goldberg, Williams & More Honor Billy Crystal at Tisch
by BWW Photo Special - Dec 09, 2010

A distinguished list of entertainers joined in honoring Tony Award® and Emmy Award® winning actor Billy Crystal, Class of 1970, at the Tisch School of Arts' annual gala, The Face of Tisch including Christina Bianco '03, The Bob Cantwell New Orleans Jazz Band, Seán Curran '84, James Franco '11, Whoopi Goldberg, Marcia Gay Harden '88, Isaiah Johnson '10, Jesse L. Martin '91, Krysta Rodriguez '06, Paul Shaffer, Noah Weisberg '98, and Robin Williams. The event was held on Monday, December 6th at the renowned Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Goldberg, Williams & More Join Tisch & Franco In Honoring Billy Crystal 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2010

A distinguished list of entertainers will join in honoring Tony Award® and Emmy Award® winning actor Billy Crystal, Class of 1970, at the Tisch School of Arts' annual gala, The Face of Tisch. Those scheduled to participate include Christina Bianco '03, The Bob Cantwell New Orleans Jazz Band, Seán Curran '84, James Franco '11, Whoopi Goldberg, Marcia Gay Harden '88, Isaiah Johnson '10, Jesse L. Martin '91, Krysta Rodriguez '06, Paul Shaffer, Noah Weisberg '98, and Robin Williams. The event will be held on Monday, December 6th at the renowned Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Judith Owen & Harry Shearer's Holiday Singalong with Special Guests Plays Southbank Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2010

This December at London's Southbank Simpson's and Spinal Tap star Harry Shearer and acclaimed chanteuse Judith Owen are joined by an host of guests for a mix of traditional and non-traditional seasonal music that is both relavent and irrelavent and reverent and irreverent. (more...)

Goldberg, Williams & More Join Tisch & Franco In Honoring Billy Crystal 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2010

The Tisch School of the Arts announced today that a distinguished list of entertainers will join in honoring Tony Award® and Emmy Award® winning actor Billy Crystal, Class of 1970, at its annual gala, The Face of Tisch. (more...)

DVR Alert: Talk Show Listings Friday, November 26, 2010 –Denzel Washington & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2010

Talk Show Listings for Friday, November 26, 2010. (more...)

DVR Alert: Talk Show Listings Friday, November 26, 2010 –Denzel Washington & More
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2010

Talk Show Listings for Friday, November 26, 2010. (more...)

Neil Sedaka to Perform with the Columbus Symphony 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2010

The history of rock 'n' roll would be incomplete without the innumerable contributions of Neil Sedaka. (more...)

Photo Coverage: JERSEY BOYS Q & A at the Paley Center
by Walter McBride - Nov 11, 2010

JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical, will celebrate its 5th Anniversary on Broadway Saturday, November 6. To mark this milestone, JERSEY BOYS will have a series of events around the anniversary weekend of Saturday, November 6 through Monday, November 8. Among the events was a Q & A at the Paley Center with Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio and more! BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you photo coverage below. (more...)

Ray Davies' SEE MY FRIENDS Gets March 2011 Release
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2010

The legendary Ray Davies unveils his extraordinary new album paying tribute to his revered band The Kinks on, See My Friends. See My Friends features an all-star cast of collaborators, including Jon Bon Jovi/Richie Sambora, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, Mumford & Sons, Lucinda Williams, Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Jackson Browne, Spoon, Amy Macdonald, Black Francis (The Pixies), Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol), Paloma Faith and the late, great Alex Chilton (Big Star). This historic collection shows Davies giving fresh treatments to each track, while affectionately acknowledging his band millions have admired for decades. See My Friends will be available in the U.S. March 2011 on Decca. (more...)

Judith Owen & Harry Shearer's Holiday Singalong with Special Guests Plays Southbank Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2010

This December at London's Southbank Simpson's and Spinal Tap star Harry Shearer and acclaimed chanteuse Judith Owen are joined by an host of guests for a mix of traditional and non-traditional seasonal music that is both relavent and irrelavent and reverent and irreverent. (more...)

Neil Sedaka to Perform with the Columbus Symphony 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2010

The history of rock 'n' roll would be incomplete without the innumerable contributions of Neil Sedaka. (more...)

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