Phyllis Diller News

A-LIST LISTINGS Returns to E! on 7/31
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

When it comes to success in Hollywood, it's all about location…location…location! In this all-new E! special, “A-List Listings,” E! cameras go inside some of the most mind-blowing estates viewers have ever seen from Bob Hope's legendary mega California compound to an amazing modern masterpiece nestled high atop the Hollywood Hills to Josh Groban's breathtaking Malibu retreat and one of the biggest homes ever constructed in the US. See all the luxury first hand when “A-List Listings' airs Thursday, July 31 at 8:00pm ET/PT only on E! (more...)

BWW Interview: Chicago's Dynamic Duo AMY AND FREDDY Headline The Copa Palm Springs, Beginning Tonight
by David Green - Jul 18, 2014

The COPA PALM SPRINGS presents Chicago, music and comedy legends Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen for two performances, July 18 and 19 at 8:00 pm. Amy and Freddy have graced the stages coast-to-coast, both large and small, and in over 20 countries with their one-of-a-kind wit and musical prowess. They have had the pleasure of opening and sharing the spotlight with some familiar (and some not so familiar) names including Kathy Griffin, Mary Wilson and the Supremes, Phyllis Diller, Bea Arthur, Jennifer Holiday and Judy Gold to name a few. In 2009, Amy & Freddy were featured on national television on Entertainment Tonight as part of their work with the NBC reality show "America's Got Talent. They are also the proud multi-recipients of both the Gay Chicago Magazine "After Dark" and Chicago Free Press "Pressie" awards. I had the chance to chat with Amy and Freddy about their upcoming engagement at THE COPA and more - here are a few excerpts from that conversation: (more...)

SPANK!, Kathleen Madigan, Holiday Shows, The Freddy Awards, SISTER ACT & More Set for State Theatre Center for the Arts' 88th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, PA, announces its 88th Season. Tickets for the new season will go on sale to State Theatre Members on Thursday, August 5th, to the public on Tuesday, August 19th. (more...)

Cate Blanchett, Kerry Washington Among WIF Award Recipients
by Movies News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Since 1977, Women In Film, Los Angeles has annually honored exemplary women in the entertainment industry – women who lead by example, who are creative, groundbreaking, and who excel at their chosen fields. (more...)

HARD TRAVELIN' WITH WOODY Coming to Hollywood Fringe, 6/20-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

HARD TRAVELIN' WITH WOODY, the critically acclaimed multimedia solo show with the music and artworks of Woody Guthrie, written and performed by Randy Noojin, will perform as part of Hollywood Fringe at Theatre Asylum's Elephant Studio, 6320 Santa Monica Blvd, 90038 on Friday, June 20 @ 10pm, Saturday, June 21 @ 4pm, Monday, June 23 @ 8:30pm, Thursday, June 26th @ 10pm, Saturday, June 28 @ 5:30pm. Tickets are $15 or pay-what-you-can and can be purchased at HollywoodFringe.org, HFF14.org/1678 or at the door. (more...)

30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #17 - HELLO, DOLLY!
by Pat Cerasaro - May 23, 2014

Today we continue the 2014 edition of our annual BroadwayWorld feature series spotlighting the very best Tony Awards-related moments of all time with a special focus on one of the most adored and highly-awarded musicals ever written, HELLO, DOLLY! (more...)

Alison Arngrim to Bring CONFESSIONS OF A PRAIRIE BITCH to Laurie Beechman, 6/13-14
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Former child star, outspoken activist, and TV Land Award winner ALISON ARNGRIM continues to tour the world with her critically acclaimed CONFESSIONS OF A PRAIRIE BITCH. Best known as acid-tongued, pre-Midol meanie Nellie Oleson from 'Little House on the Prairie', Alison Arngrim presents an uproarious evening of storytelling, stand-up, and multi media about life as everyone's favorite toxic pre-teen brat, complete with petticoats and ringlets. (more...)

Mike Birbiglia, Lewis Black, Kathleen Madigan and More Join The Mirage's ACES OF COMEDY, May-June 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

The Mirage just added two new Aces of Comedy programs to its entertainment roster for 2014. Details below! (more...)

1812 Productions Presents A TRIBUTE TO PHYLLIS DILLER, 5/12-13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

After a sold-out, one night only performance in 2012, 1812 Productions is pleased to present a special return engagement of A Tribute to Phyllis Diller. Created by 1812 Productions' Artistic Director, Jennifer Childs, the evening will feature an array of original and classic material including writing from Ms. Diller's autobiography, Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse, celebrated Diller routines, and those of comediennes inspired by Ms. Diller. (more...)

JEKYLL AND HYDE, Bill Cosby, Wynton Marsalis, Cirque Dreams and More Set for Tobin Center's Inaugural 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts today announced the performance calendar for its inaugural 2014-15 season, with a total of 33 productions, performing groups and individual artists - exclusive of September grand opening events and subscription performances by its resident companies. The initial schedule totals 73 performances. And, there are more to come. (more...)

Broadway's Philip Wm. McKinley to Direct THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Starlight this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Internationally known Director Philip Wm. McKinley will direct The Sound of Music at Starlight Theatre, July 25-31. McKinley previously directed Broadway's Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark and The Boy From Oz starring Hugh Jackman, as well as the internationally acclaimed 'Mozart L'OPERA ROCK' which premiered last year in Tokyo, Japan. (more...)

Mike Birbiglia, Lewis Black, Kathleen Madigan and More Join The Mirage's ACES OF COMEDY, May-June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

The Mirage just added two new Aces of Comedy programs to its entertainment roster for 2014. Details below! (more...)

Colin Quinn, Robert Irvine, THREE PHANTOMS and More Set for Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts rings in the New Year with performances in comedy, cooking, and music in the newly renovated Ruth Finley Person Theater (50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa). The 2013-2014 season continues with a line-up of renowned comedians, including Colin Quinn's Unconstitutional (January 16), Larry the Cable Guy (January 29) and Kathleen Madigan: Madigan Again (February 15). The star of TV's Restaurant: Impossible will cook up an entertaining evening in Robert Irvine Live! (January 17), while a legend of romance, Engelbert Humperdinck (February 9), and legends of rock, Chicago (February 11), perform just in time for Valentine's Day. Additionally, the 9th season of the Symphony Pops Series continues with Three Phantoms in Concert on February 23. (more...)

BWW Interview: Carol Channing- 50 Years After DOLLY!
by Joseph F. Panarello - Jan 15, 2014

Fifty years after HELLO, DOLLY! opened on Broadway, Carol Channing returns to New York for one night only. (more...)

Sandy Hackett to Bring MY BUDDY to Kravis Center, 1/16-19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Legendary Comedian Buddy Hackett is brought to life in this live musical, theatrical production, told by the person closest to him… his son, Sandy Hackett. 'MY BUDDY" premieres at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts January 16-19. (more...)

World Premiere of HARRIS CASHES OUT! Set for Meadow Brook Theatre, Now thru 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

In 'Harris Cashes Out!' we meet Harris Wellborn who wrote a musical that lasted for just one performance off-Broadway…40 years ago. Now he's barely getting by, surviving on the charity of his overbearing sister and living in a run-down apartment. Then a wacky neighbor enters his life, and her conniving boyfriend has got the perfect plan to cash in on Harris' near-fame. (more...)

World Premiere of HARRIS CASHES OUT! Set for Meadow Brook Theatre, 1/8-2/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2013

In "Harris Cashes Out!" we meet Harris Wellborn who wrote a musical that lasted for just one performance off-Broadway…40 years ago. Now he's barely getting by, surviving on the charity of his overbearing sister and living in a run-down apartment. Then a wacky neighbor enters his life, and her conniving boyfriend has got the perfect plan to cash in on Harris' near-fame. (more...)

The Philhallmonics Presents Holiday Concert, MAN WITH THE BAG Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 07, 2013

Join The Philhallmonics swingin' and singin' their way through holiday favorites in 'Man With The Bag' presented by The Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts and The PhilHallmonics (www.philhallmonics.com) today, December 7, 2013, 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center (entrance at 65th St & Amsterdam). The PhilHallmonics is led by founder, Broadway conductor and composer, Phil Hall and directed by Broadway choreographer Sharon Halley. (more...)

Colin Quinn, Robert Irvine, THREE PHANTOMS and More Set for Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts rings in the New Year with performances in comedy, cooking, and music in the newly renovated Ruth Finley Person Theater (50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa). The 2013-2014 season continues with a line-up of renowned comedians, including Colin Quinn's Unconstitutional (January 16), Larry the Cable Guy (January 29) and Kathleen Madigan: Madigan Again (February 15). The star of TV's Restaurant: Impossible will cook up an entertaining evening in Robert Irvine Live! (January 17), while a legend of romance, Engelbert Humperdinck (February 9), and legends of rock, Chicago (February 11), perform just in time for Valentine's Day. Additionally, the 9th season of the Symphony Pops Series continues with Three Phantoms in Concert on February 23. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Encore Offers A Sinatra Christmas Songfest Through the Holidays
by Don Grigware - Dec 03, 2013

Singer Henry Prego wanted to produce a staged Christmas show that is reminiscent of the nostalgic 60s TV specials at the Hollywood Palace with himself as host singing Frank Sinatra holiday favorites and introducing some talented guest star acts. Well, that he has achieved with A Sinatra Christmas currently onstage at Encore Dinner Theatre in Tustin through December 29 only. It's an overall fun entertainment replete with dancers and kids - what's Christmas without kids! It may be missing a beat or two here and there, but fun just the same. (more...)

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