Phyllis Diller News

 

Phyllis Diller News

Date of Birth: July 17, 1917
Date of Death: August 20, 2012 (95)
Birth Place: Lima, OH, USA
Gender: Female
Breaking: Broadway's HELLO, DOLLY! Announces Cast, Creative and Design Teams!Breaking: Broadway's HELLO, DOLLY! Announces Cast, Creative and Design Teams!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Producer Scott Rudin announced the much anticipated Broadway revival of Michael Stewart's (book) and Jerry Herman's (music and lyrics) masterpiece Hello, Dolly!, starring legendary performer Bette Midler. Directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, Hello, Dolly! will begin performances at Broadway's Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street) on March 15, 2017, with an official opening night of April 20, 2017.  Tickets go on sale, via Telecharge.com, tomorrow, Saturday, September 17, at 10:00 A.M. (EST). (more...)

HELLO DOLLY! Bette Midler Announces Tickets for Broadway Revival On Sale 9/17HELLO DOLLY! Bette Midler Announces Tickets for Broadway Revival On Sale 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Well Hello Dolly! Yesterday, Bette Midler took to Twitter to announce that tickets for the upcoming Broadway revival of Hello Dolly! will go on sale this Saturday, September 17 at 10 AM ET. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lea DeLaria's Jazzing It Up With Bowie for Grand Performances' 30thBWW Interview: Lea DeLaria's Jazzing It Up With Bowie for Grand Performances' 30th
by Gil Kaan - Sep 8, 2016

Comedian/actress/jazz musician Lea DeLaria will be performing the Los Angeles premiere of LEA DeLARIA: HOUSE OF DAVID, her jazz-inspired David Bowie cabaret show to benefit Grand Performances' 30th Anniversary on September 17, 2016. Lea has been entertaining since the early 1980s, either performing stand-up, singing jazz, acting in film and TV, or gracing the Broadway stage. (more...)

VIDEO: Bette Midler On Gender Relations, Planting Trees and The Challenge of HELLO, DOLLY!VIDEO: Bette Midler On Gender Relations, Planting Trees and The Challenge of HELLO, DOLLY!
by Michael Dale - Aug 23, 2016

The last time Bette Midler graced a Broadway stage, she was the sole cast member of John Logan's I'LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS. (more...)

The Metropolitan Room Present LEE SQUARED: AN EVENING WITH LIBERACE AND MISS PEGGY LEE 9/2The Metropolitan Room Present LEE SQUARED: AN EVENING WITH LIBERACE AND MISS PEGGY LEE 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

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. New York City favorites David Maiocco and Chuck Sweeney will reprise their iconic performance as the legends who defined four decades of music and pop culture. (more...)

THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE LOST EPISODES ULTIMATE COLLECTION Out This MonthTHE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE LOST EPISODES ULTIMATE COLLECTION Out This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

On August 30, Time Life will release rare treasures from the Golden Age of TV with THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE LOST EPISODES ULTIMATE COLLETION - never before available at retail. (more...)

BWW Review: Ruth Eckerd Hall's Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts Presents THE LITTLE MERMAIDBWW Review: Ruth Eckerd Hall's Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts Presents THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Peter Nason - Jul 29, 2016

The powerhouse Courteney McClutchy and the lovely Katie Davis lead the cast in this enjoyable version of the classic Disney musical. (more...)

The Ramblin Jug Stompers Headed to Bridge Street TheatreThe Ramblin Jug Stompers Headed to Bridge Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

GET STOMPERIZED! It's Ladies' Choice, womenfolk! Nab you a partner and head on over to the Bridge Street Theatre Speakeasy at 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill for some old school good times this 4th of July weekend! (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Bette Midler Says 'Hello, Carol!' to Original HELLO, DOLLY! Star Carol ChanningTWITTER WATCH: Bette Midler Says 'Hello, Carol!' to Original HELLO, DOLLY! Star Carol Channing
by Michael Dale - May 31, 2016

The new HELLO, DOLLY! star posts a photo of her introduction to the role's creator. (more...)

Blue Note Hawaii Sets June LineupBlue Note Hawaii Sets June Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

For Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, June begins with one of the most celebrated singer-songwriters in recent history, Christopher Cross, followed by a Reggae Meets Jazz series with Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express, contemporary jazz instrumentalist group Acoustic Alchemy and Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton. June also brings a host of local talent including Adagio, Willie K, Paula Fuga, Darren Benitez, Hotclub of Hulaville, Rolando Sanchez, Little Albert and Jake Shimabukuro. Blue Note Hawaii also continues Gospel Brunch every Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. show time and doors opening at 11:00 a.m. (more...)

Breaking News: David Hyde Pierce Will Join Bette Midler in HELLO, DOLLY! Broadway Revival at Shubert Theatre!Breaking News: David Hyde Pierce Will Join Bette Midler in HELLO, DOLLY! Broadway Revival at Shubert Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

According to promotional art just released, Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce will join the legendary Bette Midler in the upcoming Broadway revival of HELLO, DOLLY! which will take the Shubert Theatre next spring. Performances begin March 13, 2017, with an official opening night of April 20, 2017. (more...)

BARBARA PORTEUS To Reprise Critically Acclaimed 2013 Show UP ON THE ROOF in 'New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits' Series, 6/13 at 7 pmBARBARA PORTEUS To Reprise Critically Acclaimed 2013 Show UP ON THE ROOF in 'New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits' Series, 6/13 at 7 pm
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Back in early 2013, veteran cabaret performer and actress Barbara Porteus presented a show at Don't Tell Mama called Up On The Roof, a celebratory recollection of her youth through adulthood, while spanning 40 years of pop music including Carol King and Joni Mitchell to John Mayer and Adelle. Three years later, Porteus is bringing back Up On The Roof to the Metropolitan Room as the June 2016 installment of Producer Stephen Hanks' monthly series, New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits (Associate Producer, Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD). Porteus' all-strings band features Award-winning Jack Cavari as Musical Director, arranger, and lead guitarist, with Larry Saltzman on guitar and Zev Katz on bass. (more...)

BARBARA PORTEUS To Reprise Critically Acclaimed 2013 Show UP ON THE ROOF in 'New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits' Series, 6/13 at 7 pmBARBARA PORTEUS To Reprise Critically Acclaimed 2013 Show UP ON THE ROOF in 'New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits' Series, 6/13 at 7 pm
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Back in early 2013, veteran cabaret performer and actress Barbara Porteus presented a show at Don't Tell Mama called Up On The Roof, a celebratory recollection of her youth through adulthood, while spanning 40 years of pop music including Carol King and Joni Mitchell to John Mayer and Adelle. Three years later, Porteus is bringing back Up On The Roof to the Metropolitan Room as the June 2016 installment of Producer Stephen Hanks' monthly series, New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits (Associate Producer, Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD). Porteus' all-strings band features Award-winning Jack Cavari as Musical Director, arranger, and lead guitarist, with Larry Saltzman on guitar and Zev Katz on bass. (more...)

Cast Announced for Three Cat Productions' MISTER KELLY'SCast Announced for Three Cat Productions' MISTER KELLY'S
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

 Three Cat Productions presents the world premiere of a new musical revue At Mister Kelly's at the Chicago Park District's Berger Park Coach House Theater at 6205 N. Sheridan Road (Edgewater by Granville el stop on Red Line).  Mister Kelly's was a tiny supper club located at 1028 N. Rush Street from 1957 to 1975.  (more...)

1812 Productions Sets 20th Anniversary Season1812 Productions Sets 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

1812 Productions is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 theatre season. The 2016-2017 season is 1812 Productions' 20th anniversary season and includes a variety of original, scripted, and revival works in styles classic and contemporary. (more...)

Adelaide Cabaret Festival Announces 2016 Program with Megan Hilty & MoreAdelaide Cabaret Festival Announces 2016 Program with Megan Hilty & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2016

Full program and tickets are on sale to subscribers from Sunday 3 April and the general public from Wednesday 6 April through BASS 131 246 or online www.adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au Program details are available in the Adelaide Cabaret Festival brochure, get one free by calling BASS 131 246 or log onto the Cabaret Festival website. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Renown SF Celebrity Mosaic Portrait Artist Jason Mecier presents CELEBRITY TRASH - New Celebrity Portraits - as part of his CELEBRITY JUNK DRAWER ongoing series.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - About Face Theatre to Host WONKA BALL: DRAGSTRIP GalaPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek - About Face Theatre to Host WONKA BALL: DRAGSTRIP Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Start your engines! About Face Theatre invites guests to put the pedal to the metal for a racy evening of wigs and wheels at WONKA BALL: DRAGSTRIP. The company's annual gala will take place Friday, April 15, 2016 at 8 pm (VIP Cocktail Reception at 7 pm) at Ravenswood Event Center, 4011 N. Ravenswood Ave. in Chicago. Scroll down for a look at last year's event! (more...)

Loni Ackerman Leads Broadway Hopeful MY MOTHER, MY SISTER & ME Premiere in NJLoni Ackerman Leads Broadway Hopeful MY MOTHER, MY SISTER & ME Premiere in NJ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

On Thursday, April 7, 2016, MY MOTHER, MY SISTER & ME, Sherri Heller's world-class comedy about an indestructible working-class Jewish family in the Bronx, valiantly surviving the Sixties Cultural Revolution, will have its World Premiere at the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum (6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ). (more...)

Riverside Theatre to Stage HELLO, DOLLY! This MarchRiverside Theatre to Stage HELLO, DOLLY! This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, present the enduring Broadway classic, HELLO, DOLLY!, which performs on the Stark Stage from March 8 to 27, 2016. (more...)

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