Rita Rudner News

Date Of Birth:
September 17, 1955 (58)
Birth Place:
Miami, FL, USA
Gender:
Female
Photo Flash: Joy Behar, Jennifer Coolidge, Susie Essman and Anita Wise Preview LIPSHTICK: THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND-UP in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Emmy Award winner and talk show host Joy Behar, 2 BROKE GIRLS star and 'Stiffler's Mom' from AMERICAN PIE fame Jennifer Coolidge, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM's Susie Essman, and Anita Wise came out for a special preview of The Venetian Las Vegas' LIPSHTICK: THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND-UP tonight at LAVO New York. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

The Venetian Celebrates Lipshtick Premiere with 48-Hour Sale for Upcoming Standup Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

LIPSHTICK-THE PERFECT SHADE OF STANDUP is set to premiere at The Venetian this Friday, July 11 and has already sold out its first engagement with sassy TV personality, Wendy Williams. To celebrate the incredible reception, fans are invited to take advantage of special pricing for all of the other upcoming performances. Starting today, July 10 at 12 p.m. PST, for 48-hours guests can book tickets for only $48 to the following shows: (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for Costa Mesa (more...)

BWW Previews: LIPSHTICK Is Being Put On at the Venetian, 7/11
by Ellen Sterling - May 16, 2014

Comedienne Whitney Cummings (left) visited Las Vegas on Thursday. She was at a press conference at the Venetian Resort and Casino to announce Lipshtick - The Perfect Shade of Standup, a new resident series of performances by female comediennes. (more...)

Venetian Las Vegas to Present First Female Comedy Series on the Strip
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

The Venetian Las Vegas has announced LIPSHTICK - THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP, a newly branded resident comedy series that marks the first time in the storied entertainment history of Las Vegas that the comedy stage will be taken exclusively by female performers. The new series will debut July 11 with appearances by daytime television personality Wendy Williams and will bring regular stand-up comedy performances to The Sands Showroom from an opening slate of 14 critically acclaimed comediennes. (more...)

THE NIGHT MARKET: EAST MEETS WEST Set for Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

In a unique cross-cultural culinary exchange, a team of acclaimed chefs from Japan, China, Singapore and Australia are teaming up with American culinary luminaries Mario Batali, Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, and Buddy Valastro to create THE NIGHT MARKET: EAST MEETS WEST, an authentic Asian-inspired outdoor food and beverage festival. (more...)

Shirley MacLaine, THE LIGHTNING THIEF, ROBIN HOOD and More Set for Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts announced the details of its exciting 2014-2015 Season last night. The RHCPA follows up its highly successful 5th anniversary season with a lineup guaranteed to provide something for every taste. Filled with premieres and exclusive GTA appearances the 2014-2015 Season will further solidify the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts as the centre of culture in York Region. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Host STAGE AND SCREEN: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION WITH LESLIE CARON, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

Stage and screen star Leslie Caron speaks about her long and illustrious career in an intimate conversation at The Laguna Playhouse. Ms. Caron will be hosted by her longtime friend and producer Vincent Curcio in a question-and-answer format similar to "Inside the Actors' Studio." The conversation will be followed by an opportunity to meet Ms. Caron and purchase her memoir, "Thank Heaven." Ms. Caron will be signing books in the lobby. As a special bonus in honor of the 50th anniversary of the 26th Academy Awards (March 25, 1954) in which Ms. Caron was honored as a Best Actress nominee for her performance in "Lili" (1953), The Playhouse will be showing a free screening of the film at 7 pm. Concessions will be available. The perfect gift for Mother's Day, and a one-of-a-kind opportunity to hear from this living legend! (more...)

'BUDDY', MURDER FOR TWO, Ed Asner in FDR and More Set for Laguna Playhouse's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

THE LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE invites you to enjoy music, memories, midnight, mystery & murder in its 2014-2015 season of shows! The season starts out rockin' with BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY; followed by Linda Purl starring in Joan Didion's play about the triumph of the human spirit in THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING; then the holiday season will ring in the musical STRIKING TWELVE; followed by the songs of one the greatest musical writers of all time - HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN; plus enjoy the smash-hit, Off-Broadway musical whodunit MURDER FOR TWO; and a 'To Be Announced' production; add in two bonus options for our audiences and subscribers including the MAGIC OF MOTOWN and Emmy Award-winner Ed Asner starring as FDR for a year of engaging music, memories and more! (more...)

THE NIGHT MARKET: EAST MEETS WEST Set for Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit, 5/8-11
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

In a unique cross-cultural culinary exchange, a team of acclaimed chefs from Japan, China, Singapore and Australia are teaming up with American culinary luminaries Mario Batali, Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, and Buddy Valastro to create THE NIGHT MARKET: EAST MEETS WEST, an authentic Asian-inspired outdoor food and beverage festival. (more...)

Nevada Ballet Theatre to Honor Debbie Allen as Woman of the Year for the 31st Annual Black & White Ballet
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) announced today that it will honor dancer, choreographer, actress, producer, director and author Debbie Allen as Woman of the Year for the 31st Annual Black & White Ball. The recipient of numerous awards, including a Tony Award, Golden Globe and three Emmy Awards among others, Allen's many contributions to the performing arts and entertainment industry will be celebrated on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at ARIA Resort & Casino, CityCenter. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents Leslie Caron & David Engel in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present screen legend Leslie Caron, in her first Southern California theatrical performance in over 25 years! SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, written by Richard Alfieri, with choreography by Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and directed by Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot). SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will also feature 6-time Ovation Award-winning actor David Engel. 'What an honor to have on our stage the incomparable Leslie Caron and the multi-talented David Engel,' remarks Wood. 'It's a dream cast and a dream come true. With Michael Arabian and Donna McKechnie directing and choreographing, this has to be one of the most anticipated productions in the Playhouse's storied history,' adds Wareham. SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will begin previews tonight, April 26 and will open on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present AN EVENING WITH RITA RUDNER AND HER NEW DRESS, 5/31-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Laguna Playhouse will present the return of Rita Rudner who will be performing her award-winning solo comedy, AN EVENING WITH Rita Rudner and her new dress, for two performances only, Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present Leslie Caron & David Engel in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, 4/26-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present screen legend Leslie Caron, in her first Southern California theatrical performance in over 25 years! SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, written by Richard Alfieri, with choreography by Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and directed by Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot). SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will also feature 6-time Ovation Award-winning actor David Engel. "What an honor to have on our stage the incomparable Leslie Caron and the multi-talented David Engel," remarks Wood. "It's a dream cast and a dream come true. With Michael Arabian and Donna McKechnie directing and choreographing, this has to be one of the most anticipated productions in the Playhouse's storied history,' adds Wareham. SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will begin previews on Saturday, April 26 and will open on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present SISTER'S EASTER CATECHISM: WILL MY BUNNY GO TO HEAVEN?, 4/7-14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are delighted to bring back their favorite Sister in a return offering, SISTER'S EASTER CATECHISM: Will My Bunny Go To Heaven?, written and performed by Maripat Donovan (alternating with Nonie Newton-Breen) and directed by Mark Silvia. "Sister is back and as funny as ever. Our audiences are going to be Heaven-sent at this Easter delight," offers Wood. "Our audiences will be resurrected with laughter. What better way to begin the Spring than with an evening with Sister?," adds Wareham. SISTER'S EASTER CATECHISM will begin performances on Monday, April 7 and run through Monday, April 14, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Welcomes Reduced Shakespeare's ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (ABRIDGED), Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham invite you to take 83 books, with three chameleon-like actors in 98 minutes, and mix it all up into one hilarious evening of ridiculous fun! It's the Reduced Shakespeare Company's production of ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (abridged), written and directed by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor with additional material by Matthew Croke and Michael Faulkner. ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (abridged) will begin previews today, March 4 and will open on Saturday, March 8 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the LagunaPlayhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Welcome Reduced Shakespeare's ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (ABRIDGED), 3/4-30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham invite you to take 83 books, with three chameleon-like actors in 98 minutes, and mix it all up into one hilarious evening of ridiculous fun! It's the Reduced Shakespeare Company's production of ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (abridged), written and directed by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor with additional material by Matthew Croke and Michael Faulkner. ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (abridged) will begin previews on Tuesday, March 4 and will open on Saturday, March 8 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the LagunaPlayhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

The Venetian, Palazzo Las Vegas Welcome Newt and Callista Gingrich for Book Signing Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

The Venetian and Palazzo Las Vegas welcome former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and author Callista Gingrich to Las Vegas for a special meet-and-greet today, Feb. 4. (more...)

The Venetian, Palazzo Las Vegas to Welcome Newt and Callista Gingrich for Book Signing, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

The Venetian and Palazzo Las Vegas welcome former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and author Callista Gingrich to Las Vegas for a special meet-and-greet on Feb. 4. (more...)

TKOart, Out-of-the-Box Design Firm, Takes “Year of the Horse” Exhibit Center Stage at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas ® Chinese New Year Extravaganza
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Orange County-based art consultancy TKOart, LLC announces the completion of a massive installation of a series of large-scale, custom-designed, hand-crafted horses for The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas' 2014 Chinese New Year celebration. This marks the fourth consecutive year that the Orange County-based firm has conceived, designed, fabricated, and installed the mega-resort's Chinese New Year centerpieces. (more...)

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