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Date Of Birth:
July 17, 1917
Date Of Death:
August 20, 2012 (95)
Birth Place:
Lima, OH, USA
Gender: Female
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Phyllis Diller News

Date of Birth: July 17, 1917
Date of Death: August 20, 2012 (95)
Birth Place: Lima, OH, USA
Gender: Female
BWW Feature: Women of DOGFIGHT at Brelby Theatre CompanyBWW Feature: Women of DOGFIGHT at Brelby Theatre Company
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Jul 6, 2017

I guess I've never been one to shy away from risky material. I think art is the most useful and impactful way to tackle some of these topics, and I think this script does it with honesty and beauty. The women in this show are put into an incredibly ugly situation, but they also exude a level of strength that I think many can connect to and find inspiration in. In their own ways, both of our primary female characters take ownership of the way they have been treated by the men around them and in turn they take control of their storylines. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Pays Tribute to Barry DoughertyPhoto Coverage: Friars Club Pays Tribute to Barry Dougherty
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 29, 2017

Longtime communications director of the Friars Club was given a heartfelt Bon Voyage in the Milton Berle Room yesterday and many show business notables were present and in video to honor the man who has written most of the published words and history of The Friars for the last 25 years.  Barry Dougherty's words... (more...)

BWW Interview: Q&A with Bobby G Award Winners Elleon Dobias  and Austin HandBWW Interview: Q&A with Bobby G Award Winners Elleon Dobias and Austin Hand
by Chris Arneson - Jun 21, 2017

The winners of Colorado's Bobby G Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor (Austin Hand) and Actress (Elleon Dobias) are currently in New York City as finalists for the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmy Awards), which recognizes excellence in high school musical theatre across the nation. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering The Best and Worst of Mr. Blackwell at the Hollywood MuseumPhoto Flash: Remembering The Best and Worst of Mr. Blackwell at the Hollywood Museum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

From Broadway and B-Movies to fiascoes in fashion, Mr. Blackwell was the original arbiter of wrong and right on the red carpet. From Carol Channing ('Finger paints, chicken feathers, and glue thrown into an electric fan'-1966) to Bette Midler (Potluck in a laundramat'-1973), Blackwell remarked, 'I'm only saying out loud what everyone else is whispering.' (more...)

Broadway's D'Vorah Bailey returns to The Metropolitan Room with WISHFUL THINKINGBroadway's D'Vorah Bailey returns to The Metropolitan Room with WISHFUL THINKING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2017

Broadway singer and actress D'Vorah Bailey returns with her solo cabaret show, Wishful Thinking, at The Metropolitan Room on Saturday, April 29 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

D'Vorah Bailey in WISHFUL THINKING at the Metropolitan RoomD'Vorah Bailey in WISHFUL THINKING at the Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

???????Broadway singer and actress D'Vorah Bailey returns with her solo cabaret show, Wishful Thinking, at The Metropolitan Room on Saturday, April 29 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

D'Vorah Bailey Stars in WISHFUL THINKING at The Metropolitan RoomD'Vorah Bailey Stars in WISHFUL THINKING at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Broadway singer and actress D'Vorah Bailey returns with her solo cabaret show, Wishful Thinking, at The Metropolitan Room on Saturday, April 29 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

The Ladies of HELLO, DOLLY! Stand Up for Women's RightsThe Ladies of HELLO, DOLLY! Stand Up for Women's Rights
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

Cast members from the highly anticipated Broadway revival of HELLO, DOLLY joined women across the nation in support of women's rights today. (more...)

Bette Midler Talks HELLO DOLLY! Broadway Revival: 'It's A Tall Order!'Bette Midler Talks HELLO DOLLY! Broadway Revival: 'It's A Tall Order!'
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

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Secret Variety Society Residency at Pangea to Begin 12/7Secret Variety Society Residency at Pangea to Begin 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Bringing together five artists from New York City's downtown scene, the Secret Variety Society is formed for a monthly residency at Pangea, the intimate supper club in the heart of the East Village, for an evening of satirical, surreal and sublime entertainment. (more...)

Kathleen Madigan's BOTHERING JESUS Tour Adds Second Show at Paramount TheatreKathleen Madigan's BOTHERING JESUS Tour Adds Second Show at Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Kathleen Madigan's Bothering Jesus Tour comes to Denver's Paramount Theatre on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at 8:00 PM.  Her latest one-hour special of the same name premieres on Netflix on November 10th.  (more...)

New York Times Turns Down Political HELLO, DOLLY! AdNew York Times Turns Down Political HELLO, DOLLY! Ad
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Hello, Dolly! taught us long ago that it takes a woman to bring us the sweet things in life, but that's not a message that the New York Times is willing to put into the world this November. According to Politico, the newspaper rejected an ad from the Broadway musical for a special 'For President' section. The ad read: 'IT TAKES A WOMAN,' and included comparatively small text listing the show's opening date and website. (more...)

Kathleen Madigan Brings BOTHERING JESUS TOUR to Denver's Paramount TheatreKathleen Madigan Brings BOTHERING JESUS TOUR to Denver's Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

 Kathleen Madigan's Bothering Jesus Tour comes to Denver's Paramount Theatre on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at 8:00 PM.  Tickets go on sale Friday, November 4th at 10:00 AM, Tickets are $39.50, $49.50, and $59.50 and can be purchased online at AltitudeTickets.com or by phone at 303-893-TIXS. (more...)

The Metropolitan Room to Present LEE SQUARED: AN EVENING WITH LIBERACE AND MISS PEGGY LEE 11/25The Metropolitan Room to Present LEE SQUARED: AN EVENING WITH LIBERACE AND MISS PEGGY LEE 11/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

After you've had enough turkey and family drama this Thanksgiving, why not join us for an evening of comedy, music and sequins! Liberace lived a life of flamboyance, sparkle, and lavish costumes. In this funny and touching tribute, the virtuoso musician gets one last chance to glitter and shine as he tickles the ivories through his favorite songs. Miss Peggy Lee is beyond description. (more...)

Jason Graae, Harley Jay and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Star in RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET at RubiconJason Graae, Harley Jay and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Star in RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company has announced the complete cast of RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, a fabulously campy send up of 'Forbidden Planet' and other sci-fi film and TV shows of the 1950s which melds plot elements from The Tempest with language from multiple plays by Shakespeare. (more...)

HELLO DOLLY's Bette Midler on 'Hocus Pocus': 'I Can't Understand Why There's Not a Sequel'HELLO DOLLY's Bette Midler on 'Hocus Pocus': 'I Can't Understand Why There's Not a Sequel'
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

In a new interview with Billboard, star of stage and screen Bette Midler discusses taking on the iconic role of Dolly Levi in the Broadway revival of HELLO DOLLY. (more...)

Jason Graae and More Lead RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, Beginning Tonight at RubiconJason Graae and More Lead RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, Beginning Tonight at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, a fabulously campy send up of 'Forbidden Planet' and other sci-fi film and TV shows of the 1950s which melds plot elements from The Tempest with language from multiple plays by Shakespeare. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kate Baldwin on Exploring Different Sides of Herself in New Feinstein's/54 Below Show and the 'Full Circle' of Working with Bette MidlerBWW Interview: Kate Baldwin on Exploring Different Sides of Herself in New Feinstein's/54 Below Show and the 'Full Circle' of Working with Bette Midler
by Casey Mink - Oct 21, 2016

This spring, Kate Baldwin will appear in one of the most highly anticipated shows of the season, the Bette Midler-starring revival of HELLO, DOLLY! Baldwin will once again be portraying the fun-loving and yearning Irene Molloy, a role which she had previously taken on at the Paper Mill Playhouse a decade ago. Prior to stepping back into Molloy's shoes, though, Baldwin will return to Feinstein's/54 Below to perform a brand new solo show, EXTRAORDINARY MACHINE, singing the songs of some of her favorite artists. Busy as she is, BroadwayWorld had a chance to chat with Baldwin ahead of her four-show engagement at the cabaret venue, the first of which kicks off on October 25. Baldwin, sincerely affable and reflective, shared the 'full circle' nature of costarring alongside Bette Midler (she may have once made the ill-advised decision to sing 'The Rose' at a middle school talent show), how she uses her solo concerts to introspect her life and career, and why she, like many others surely, often asks herself, 'What would Gavin Creel do?' (more...)

OFFICIAL: Hello, Donna! Donna Murphy Will Play Dolly Levi Once a Week in HELLO, DOLLY!OFFICIAL: Hello, Donna! Donna Murphy Will Play Dolly Levi Once a Week in HELLO, DOLLY!
by Rialto Chatter - Oct 20, 2016

Producer Scott Rudin announced today that, beginning Tuesday, June 13, two-time Tony Award®-winner and one of Broadway's most treasured stars, Donna Murphy, will step into the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi for Tuesday evening performances of the upcoming Broadway revival of Michael Stewart's (book) and Jerry Herman's (music and lyrics) Hello, Dolly!, starring the legendary Bette Midler.  (Ms. Murphy will also take over the role during Ms. Midler's vacations.) (more...)

VIDEO: David Hyde Pierce Talks HELLO DOLLY, A LIFE & More on 'Live'VIDEO: David Hyde Pierce Talks HELLO DOLLY, A LIFE & More on 'Live'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

David Hyde Pierce talked with Kelly Ripa and guest co-host Matt Bomer about his current Off-Broadway project, A LIFE, at Playwrights Horizons and his starring role in the upcoming production of HELLO DOLLY opposite, Bette Midler. (more...)

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