Sammy Davis, Jr. News

Date Of Birth:
December 08, 1925
Date Of Death:
May 16, 1990 (64)
Gender:
Male
FSCJ Artist Series to Present SANDY HACKETT'S RAT PACK SHOW, Jan 16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

There is only one REAL Rat Pack Experience! Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show plays Jacksonville's Times-Union Center's Moran Theater on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 8:00PM for one performance only! (more...)

Tony Pace to Bring UP ON THE ROOF to Centenary Stage for Kutz Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

It's been said that if you take Andrea Bocelli, Sammy Davis Jr., and Billy Crystal and put them together you get Tony Pace. Running October 23rd through October 26th as part of the Kutz Theatre Series at Centenary Stage Company, his one-man, semi-autobiographical show, dubbed 'Up on the Roof' combines musical-comedy, stand-up, and impressions to create a wonderfully entertaining and interactive package that recalls legendary entertainers such as Sammy Davis Jr. and Danny Kaye. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Shonn Wiley Talks UNDER THE STREETLAMP
by Linda Ann Watt - Sep 22, 2014

Shonn Wiley, one of the leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning musical 'Jersey Boys' delivers an evening of unforgettable entertainment in Under the Streetlamp. (more...)

Judy Garland & More Featured on Barry Manilow's Upcoming Album 'My Dream Duets', Out 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Modern technology has given GRAMMY, TONY, and EMMY Award-winning musician and pop legend Barry Manilow the opportunity to record his 'dream' duets with his own musical heroes on his latest album, MY DREAM DUETS. (more...)

Scott Thompson, Roseanna Vitro, Michael Shannon and More Set for Joe's Pub thru 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its performances, September 17 through the 28th. Details below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Audiences Love ARTHUR DUNCAN at the Monroe Forum Theatre of the El Portal
by Don Grigware - Sep 15, 2014

What a joy-filled experience to see tap legend Arthur Duncan live onstage in his one man show One More Time! at the El Portal when he performed five shows September 12 - 14 in the Monroe Forum Theatre! Duncan was the first African American performer to do a regular TV gig - for 18 years in fact - on The Lawrence Welk Show. His legendary tapping has been seen all over the world from Australia to Egypt to Yugoslavia and on various TV shows such as Diagnosis Murder dancing with Dick Van Dyke and on the big screen in Tap with Sammy Davis Jr. and Gregory Hines. (more...)

Photo Coverage: JOE PISCOPO Plays The Ciccone Theatre
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 14, 2014

Joe Piscopo took the stage at The Ciccone Theatre recently, and BroadwayWorld was on hand to snap some photos! As Joe Piscopo tells it, NBC in a moment of insanity replaced the original cast of Saturday Night Live (Dan Aykroyn, John Belushi, Gilda Radner etc) with Joe Piscopo and a new cast which included Eddie Murphy. After seeing Joe's act at a great venue in Paramus New Jersey named The Ciccone Theatre, I witnessed first hand the brilliance of the network's decision to put Joe in SNL in 1980. (more...)

Leonia Arts to Hold Fifth 'MEET & GREET' Event, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Leonia Arts, a nonprofit cultural arts alliance in the borough, is co-sponsoring with the Leonia Public Library the fifth "Meet & Greet Leonia Artists." The event will take place on Sunday, September 21 from 4 - 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall located at 399 Broad Avenue in the town. The event is free and open to the public. (more...)

New Film About Broadway Vet Phyllis Diller in the Works
by Movies News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

A new film about comedian and Broadway veteran Phyllis Diller is in the works from producers Shaun Redick and Ray Mansfield. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Tony Winner Jennifer Holliday Leads Dazzling BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS Concert
by Michael L. Quintos - Aug 22, 2014

When you've been given the privilege to watch and, of course, listen to legendary Tony winner Jennifer Holliday sing live---in that signature inimitable style---it's practically akin to a religious experience. She is, to put it mildly, still one of the world's most treasured, gifted musical voices. Even more awesome? Holliday served as the finale headliner that capped off an impressive line-up of Broadway stars that included Erich Bergen, Rogelio Douglas, Jr., Danny Gurwin, and Tony nominee Chad Kimball. And the highly entertaining evening---a pleasant mixture of amusing anecdotes and enthralling showtune performances---was hosted by Holliday's Tony nominated DREAMGIRLS co-star, Obba Babatunde. (more...)

Tickets to KINKY BOOTS, MOTOWN & More at Fox Theatre On Sale 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Single tickets for the Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2014-2015 U.S. Bank Broadway Series shows will go on sale Sunday, September 7 at Noon. (more...)

MUSIC AT THE MANSION Announces Performance with Craig Pomranz, Celia Berk, and Jamie Hartmann on 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment of the monthly concert series, Music at the Mansion, on Sunday, August 31, at 3pm. Performers include Jamie Hartmann, Celia Berk and Craig Pomranz. The featured performer in the 'Young Musician Moment' will be Talia Wynzel. (more...)

Viewers to Vote for Favorite MDA TELETHON Moment for 49th Annual Telecast
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

For the first time, the Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast telethon the MDA Show of Strength Telethon, one of America's longest-standing and beloved fundraising and entertainment events, will invite America to help shape the content of the show to air this Labor Day weekend. (more...)

Scoop: MDA SHOW OF STRENGTH TELETHON on ABC - Sunday, August 31, 2014
by - Aug 11, 2014

Get all the scoop on MDA SHOW OF STRENGTH TELETHON, airing on ABC on Sunday, August 31, 2014! (more...)

Savion Glover's SoLo iN TiME Set for WHBPAC, 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

Jill Newman Productions presents Savion Glover's SoLo iN TiME at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Friday, August 29 at 8:00 p.m. Starring internationally renowned tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover & The SaiNtz, the performance is produced by The HooFeRzCLuB with improvography by Gregory Hines and Jimmy Slyde. Tickets are $65, $80, $95 and are available online at www.whbpac.org. (more...)

Sandy Hackett's RAT PACK SHOW to Return to THEATRE BY THE SEA, 9/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Experience the timeless charm of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Joey Bishop once again, as Sandy Hackett's RAT PACK SHOW returns to Bill Hanney's Theatre By The Sea following their record-breaking run in June. Tickets are on sale now by phone (401-782-8587), online at theatrebythesea.com or in person at the Box Office window located at 364 Cards Pond Road in Wakefield, RI. Sandy Hackett's RAT PACK SHOW play 4 shows from Friday, September 12 to Sunday, September 14. (more...)

Single Ticket Saturday Set for 8/16 at RiverCenter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

RiverCenter will hold its ninth annual Single Ticket Saturday event on August 16th from 10am to 3pm. Last year hundreds of patrons enjoyed Single Ticket Saturday and this year's season is bigger than ever. (more...)

El Portal Theatre to Welcome Arthur Duncan, 9/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

El Portal Theatre presents "ONE MORE TIME!" An intimate evening of song, dance and memories with living legend Arthur Duncan, and Musical Direction by Lenny LaCroix with the Lenny LaCroix Trio at El Portal's Monroe Forum Theatre, in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. This special 5 show only engagement will be presented September 12, 13, & 14. (more...)

BWW Interviews: OBBA BABATUNDE Talks BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS
by Don Grigware - Aug 01, 2014

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced a one-night-only concert event at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 16 at 8pm. Broadway Under the Stars will star Tony Award-winner Jennifer Holliday (Dreamgirls) and will also feature (in alphabetical order) Obba Babatunde (Dreamgirls), Erich Bergen (Jersey Boys, stage and film), Rogelio Douglas, Jr. (In the Heights), Danny Gurwin (Little Women) and Tony Award-nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis). David Galligan will direct, and the music director is Gerald Sternbach. (more...)

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Daniel J. Watts
by Adrienne Onofri - Jul 30, 2014

In his seventh Bway show in his eight years in NY, Daniel wowed audiences with his 'After Midnight' tap dancing. (more...)

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