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Date Of Birth:
September 17, 1955 (60)
Birth Place:
Miami, FL, USA
Gender: Female
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@ritarudner - 1/1/16 12:43am Fun New Year's Eve at the Laguna Playhouse. Photo courtesy of Charlie Shaughnessy. Next up is Act 3... So looking... https://t.co/tDivJdmrJN


@ritarudner - 12/29/15 11:49am Charlie Shaughnessy and I rehearse "Act 3...", a new play which opens Jan. 6th at the Laguna Playhouse. https://t.co/XRnLxtVqiV


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Rita Rudner News

Date of Birth: September 17, 1955 (60)
Birth Place: Miami, FL, USA
Gender: Female
FIRST LOOK: Showtime Releases Key Art for New Comedy DICEFIRST LOOK: Showtime Releases Key Art for New Comedy DICE
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Today, SHOWTIME debuted the key art for its new scripted, semi-autobiographical series DICE. The six episode series will follow the life of renowned comedian, Andrew Dice Clay. (more...)

BWW Review: ACT 3... - 2 Actors Portraying 3 Characters in 1 Winning Play to See!BWW Review: ACT 3... - 2 Actors Portraying 3 Characters in 1 Winning Play to See!
by Gil Kaan - Jan 11, 2016

The US premiere of ACT 3...  features the smart, witty writing of David Ambrose and Claudia Nellens performed with the assured talents of Rita Rudner and Charles Shaughnessy. Martin Bergman (Rudner's husband) smoothly directs these two performing veterans as they quite believably essay a modernistic couple not quite in sync with each other's needs. (more...)

Photo Flash: ACT 3... at Laguna PlayhousePhoto Flash: ACT 3... at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2016

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to announce the third show in their 2015-2016 season, the U.S. Premiere of Rita Rudner and Charles Shaughnessy starring in ACT 3..., written by David Ambrose and Claudia Nellens and directed by Martin Bergman. (more...)

Pride Films & Plays to Present 'JUDY GARLAND AND LIZA MINNELLI'Pride Films & Plays to Present 'JUDY GARLAND AND LIZA MINNELLI'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Pride Films and Plays will enliven the New Year by bringing back two leading actresses from its recent acclaimed production of the musical The Boy From Oz in a new show entitled Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli - Once in a Lifetime: The London Palladium Concert - a Tribute, featuring Nancy Hays (as Judy Garland) and Michelle Lauto (as Liza Minnelli), with music direction and orchestral arrangements by Robert Ollis (co-producer).  This loving musical tribute recalls the historic concert by these two famous performers at the London Palladium, just as Liza's singing career was beginning to take off. The Boy from Oz veterans Cameron Turner (choreography) and John Nasca (costume design) will round out the creative team for this dynamic new show. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre to Stage THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET, 11/6-15Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre to Stage THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET, 11/6-15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre presents Shakespeare's classic love story of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, the star crossed lovers who defy their families and marry in secret in THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET, which comes to Laguna Playhouse Moulton Theatre November 6 - 15. Family feuds and miscommunication lead to street fighting, the death of trusted kinsman's, banishment and finally the suicide of both Romeo and Juliet. (more...)

Rita Rudner and Charles Shaughnessy to Lead U.S. Premiere of ACT 3... at Laguna PlayhouseRita Rudner and Charles Shaughnessy to Lead U.S. Premiere of ACT 3... at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The third show in Laguna Playhouse's 2015-2016 season will be the U.S. Premiere of ACT 3..., written by David Ambrose and Claudia Nellens and directed by Martin Bergman. Rita Rudner and Charles Shaughnessy will star. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH DAVID STEINBERG Set for Laguna Playhouse, 11/20-21AN EVENING WITH DAVID STEINBERG Set for Laguna Playhouse, 11/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham have announced that legendary comedian David Steinberg, will perform his acclaimed one-man show for two nights only in AN EVENING WITH DAVID STEINBERG on Friday, November 21 & Saturday, November 22 at 7:30pm at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre to Stage THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET, 11/6-15Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre to Stage THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET, 11/6-15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre presents Shakespeare's classic love story of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, the star crossed lovers who defy their families and marry in secret in THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET, which comes to Laguna Playhouse Moulton Theatre November 6 - 15. Family feuds and miscommunication lead to street fighting, the death of trusted kinsman's, banishment and finally the suicide of both Romeo and Juliet. (more...)

Gretchen Cryer and Rex Smith Star in Laguna Playhouse's 'I'M STILL GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER', Beginning TonightGretchen Cryer and Rex Smith Star in Laguna Playhouse's 'I'M STILL GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER', Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse presents the west coast premiere musical event, I'M STILL GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER and taking it on the road...,music by Nancy Ford, lyrics by Gretchen Cryer and performed and directed by Gretchen Cryer. (more...)

Nevada Ballet Theatre Appoints Olivia Newton-John as 2016 Woman of the Year for Black & White BallNevada Ballet Theatre Appoints Olivia Newton-John as 2016 Woman of the Year for Black & White Ball
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

LAS VEGAS, NV (September 28, 2015) Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) announced today that it will honor the multi-talented actress, singer, philanthropist and Las Vegas headliner Olivia Newton-John as Woman of the Year for the 32nd Annual Black & White Ball.  With more than 100 million albums sold, her successes include four Grammys, numerous Country Music, American Music, Billboard and People's Choice Awards, an Emmy Award, ten #1 hits (including “Physical,” which topped the charts for ten consecutive weeks) and more than 15 top 10 singles. In 1978, her co-starring role with John Travolta in “Grease” catapulted her into super-stardom and to date remains the most successful movie musical of all time.  Newton-John's many contributions to the performing arts and entertainment industry as well as her tireless charitable efforts will be celebrated on Saturday, January 23 at Wynn Las Vegas. (more...)

Nevada Ballet Theatre Names Olivia Newton-John 2016 Woman of the Year for 32nd BLACK & WHITE BALLNevada Ballet Theatre Names Olivia Newton-John 2016 Woman of the Year for 32nd BLACK & WHITE BALL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) announced today that it will honor the multi-talented actress, singer, philanthropist and Las Vegas headliner Olivia Newton-John as Woman of the Year for the 32nd Annual BLACK & WHITE BALL. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/17/2015 - OLD TIMES with Clive Owen, THE CHRISTIANS, CRY-BABY and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/17/2015 - OLD TIMES with Clive Owen, THE CHRISTIANS, CRY-BABY and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 17, 2015

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: OLD TIMES brings Clive Owen to Broadway, THE CHRISTIANS takes faith off-Broadway, and CRY-BABY has a reunion! (more...)

The McCallum Theatre Adds New Shows To Their Exciting And Eclectic 2015-16 SeasonThe McCallum Theatre Adds New Shows To Their Exciting And Eclectic 2015-16 Season
by David Green - Sep 8, 2015

Six exciting performances have been added to the roster of  the McCallum Theatre's 2015-2016 season, including Bill Maher, Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes Starring Jason Petty, Last Comic Standing, Canadian superstar Jesse Cook, Wynonna and The Big Noise and the triumphant McCallum return of 2CELLOS.  Brochures with these added performances and the entire season should reach local mailboxes by the second week of September. Tickets for ALL performances go on sale on Tuesday, September 15th at 8:00am. (more...)

Gretchen Cryer and Rex Smith to Star in Laguna Playhouse's 'I'M STILL GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER' This FallGretchen Cryer and Rex Smith to Star in Laguna Playhouse's 'I'M STILL GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER' This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham have announced the cast for the west coast premiere musical event, I'M STILL GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER and taking it on the road...,music by Nancy Ford, lyrics by Gretchen Cryer and performed and directed by Gretchen Cryer. (more...)

Rita Rudner, 54 SINGS BACK TO THE FUTURE & More Set for 54 Below This WeekRita Rudner, 54 SINGS BACK TO THE FUTURE & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

LOVE BOAT's Jill Whelan & UBN Personality Alexander Rodriguez Hit RockwellLOVE BOAT's Jill Whelan & UBN Personality Alexander Rodriguez Hit Rockwell
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2015

Radio show co-hosts Jill Whelan (Love Boat, Airplane, Celebrity Wife Swap) and Alexander Rodriguez (Happy Hour) from Universal Broadcasting Network's newest show "On The Rocks" will hit the stage on August 24th debuting their new duet cabaret show, 'Musical Madness!' - a roller coaster of stories, audience participation, and dramedy, belted out by your co-hosts featuring music from stage, screen and pop. (more...)

THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE Opens Tonight at Laguna PlayhouseTHE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE Opens Tonight at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Executive Director Karen Wood and Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham & Dan Aykroyd, Judy Belushi and Musical Director Paul Shaffer are thrilled to present a special engagement of THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE, featuring Wayne Catania as Jake and Kieron Lafferty as Elwood.  (more...)

Alice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & SeptemberAlice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

This August and September, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visitwww.54Below.com.  (more...)

THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE to Open 8/13 at Laguna PlayhouseTHE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE to Open 8/13 at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Executive Director Karen Wood and Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham & Dan Aykroyd, Judy Belushi and Musical Director Paul Shaffer are thrilled to present a special engagement of THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE, featuring Wayne Catania as Jake and Kieron Lafferty as Elwood.  (more...)

Rita Rudner Performs at Feinstein's at the Nikko This WeekendRita Rudner Performs at Feinstein's at the Nikko This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Be prepared to laugh as award-winning comedian and New York Times bestselling author, Rita Rudner, makes her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut beginning tonight, Friday, July 17 (8 p.m.) and tomorrow, Saturday, July 18 (7 p.m.). (more...)

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