Sophia Loren News

Opera Company of Middlebury to Present THE ITALIAN GIRLS IN ALGIERS, 5/30-6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

A critic once wrote that if the Three Stooges had written an opera libretto, it would look something like Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers (L'Italiana in Algeri). (more...)

Cabaret Life NYC: KAREN OBERLIN Performing the Songs of Doris Day Is One of Cabaret's Most Ideal Matches of Singer to Subject
by Stephen Hanks - May 07, 2014

I was just a little more than a year into my new side career as a cabaret show reviewer when I first saw a Karen Oberlin show. It was Valentine's Day night 2012 and Oberlin—with guitarist Sean Harkness and guest violinist Aaron Weinstein—would be performing her romance-laced set, Stringing Along With Love, at the Metropolitan Room. At the time, all I knew about Oberlin was that she was considered among New York's best female cabaret singers, and I hadn't researched her performing history pre-show. About a third of the way into her set I leaned over to my wife (it was Valentine's Day after all) and whispered, “You know, she has a real Doris Day quality in her voice and in the way she delivers some lyrics.” This immediately ratcheted up my appreciation for Oberlin since there are four passions I inherited from my Dad—baseball, reading the morning papers, sports writing and Doris Day (well, also Sophia Loren, but that's for another column). Since Dad had grown up during the prime of the Big Band Era of the 1940s, I heard the sultry sounds of a young Doris Day singing songs like “Sentimental Journey” on the family stereo more than a few times. Once I saw Day's strikingly adorable blondness on a record cover and her rocking body in one of her films, I knew what Dad was talking about. As popular, famous, and near iconic as Doris Day became, in my book, as a singer and screen beauty she's always been vastly underrated. Little did I know that Karen Oberlin had been doing a Doris Day tribute show so since 2001 at places like Firebird, Iridium, and the late Danny's Skylight Room, and produced a CD, Secret Love: The Music of Doris Day, in 2002. Karen Oberlin had instantly become my secret love. (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: SOPHIA LOREN Mesmerizes Audiences at Tribeca Film Festival
by Ryan Kilpatrick - Apr 26, 2014

This year, the Tribeca Film Festival was in for a treat when director and co writer Edoardo Ponti (son of Sophia Loren and the late director Carlo Ponti) bought his short film Voce Umano or Human Voice to the festival. The film, based on a one woman play written by French writer Jean Cocleau in 1930, is a simple story which explores a universal struggle, letting go. (more...)

Dining at the White House Named Book of the Year Finalist
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

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Judith Light & More to be Honored at 13th Annual UCP of NYC Women Who Care Luncheon, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Loreen Arbus, Founder & Chair of Women Who Care and Edward R. Matthews, CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, today announced the honorees for the 13th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon. (more...)

'MELODIES & MEMORIES: A Life-Long Learning Program' 2014 Spring Semester Launches Today at WHBPAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

The WHBPAC's Nancy & Frederick DeMatteis Arts Education Program invites all seniors ages 65+ to tap into that creativity during the spring semester of Melodies & Memories: A Life-Long Learning Program - an original performing arts program designed to foster the continuous development of skills and knowledge throughout the lives of older adults. This 10 week program meets from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. todays and Thursdays, beginning March 25, and culminates in a public performance on Sunday, June 1. The fee for the program is $80. (more...)

2014 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Short Film Selections
by Movies News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced its lineup of 58 short films, 29 of which are world premieres. (more...)

'MELODIES & MEMORIES: A Life-Long Learning Program' 2014 Spring Semester to Launch 3/25 at WHBPAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

The WHBPAC's Nancy & Frederick DeMatteis Arts Education Program invites all seniors ages 65+ to tap into that creativity during the spring semester of Melodies & Memories: A Life-Long Learning Program - an original performing arts program designed to foster the continuous development of skills and knowledge throughout the lives of older adults. This 10 week program meets from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning March 25, and culminates in a public performance on Sunday, June 1. The fee for the program is $80. (more...)

Acclaimed US/Mexican Collaboration A SPECIAL DAY Heads to Adelaide Fringe, Now thru March 16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Following a celebrated sell-out Off Broadway season, and four and five star reviews at Edinburgh's Fringe Festival, A Special Day comes to the Holden Street Theatres, 34 Holden Street Hindmarsh for the 2014 Adelaide Fringe from today, 13 February to 16 March. (more...)

Josiah Theatre Works Hosts THE EXCHANGE Staged Reading Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2014

The year is 1927. During the Harlem Renaissance, a rich black vaudeville family, 'The Martins', finds itself torn between the sacred and the profane. A story of love, envy, wealth, fame, betrayal and redemption, 'The Exchange' will return in a theatre and film adaptation via Josiah Theatre Works. (more...)

MAN OF LA MANCHA Tour Plays Spencer Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

'Man of La Mancha' tonight, January 21 at 8 p.m. ($69 & $66). Winner of five Tony awards including Best Musical, this breathtaking production beckons us all to 'Dream the Impossible Dream' with Don Quixote in a comic tragedy starring 30 singers, dancers and musicians. Pre-show enchilada buffet ($20) in the lobby at 6 p.m. (more...)

Breaking News: TITANIC to Sail Back to Broadway in Fall 2014; Toronto Run Begins July 22!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Producers David Mirvish and Barry & Fran Weissler just announced that the Tony Award-winning Best Musical TITANIC, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Peter Stone, will finally have its Canadian premiere in a brand new production directed by Thom Southerland. TITANIC will play a six-week engagement at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, from July 22 through August 31. TITANIC will then berth on Broadway in the Fall of 2014. (more...)

MAN OF LA MANCHA Tour Plays Spencer Theater on January 21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2014

"Man of La Mancha" Tuesday, January 21 at 8 p.m. ($69 & $66). Winner of five Tony awards including Best Musical, this breathtaking production beckons us all to "Dream the Impossible Dream" with Don Quixote in a comic tragedy starring 30 singers, dancers and musicians. Pre-show enchilada buffet ($20) in the lobby at 6 p.m. (more...)

Acclaimed US/Mexican Collaboration A SPECIAL DAY Heads to Adelaide Fringe, Feb 13-March 16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

Following a celebrated sell-out Off Broadway season, and four and five star reviews at Edinburgh's Fringe Festival, A Special Day comes to the Holden Street Theatres, 34 Holden Street Hindmarsh for the 2014 Adelaide Fringe from 13 February to 16 March. (more...)

Josiah Theatre Works to Host THE EXCHANGE Staged Reading, 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 02, 2014

The year is 1927. During the Harlem Renaissance, a rich black vaudeville family, 'The Martins', finds itself torn between the sacred and the profane. A story of love, envy, wealth, fame, betrayal and redemption, 'The Exchange' will return in a theatre and film adaptation via Josiah Theatre Works. (more...)

Sophia Loren Coffee to Star in REINDEER MONOLOGUES at Joria Productions Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Actress, and Singer, a member of JOSIAH THEATRE WORKS, Sophia Loren Coffee of 'THE EXCHANGE' play and film stars Tommorrow night (MONDAY December 16th 2013 in, The World Premiere play, 'REINDEER MONOLOGUES,' Written and Directed by Jeff Goode, 7PM @ JORIA PRODUCTIONS, 260 W. 36TH ST, 3RD floor NY NY. (more...)

Josiah Theatre Works Debuts UNSPOKEN Soap Opera, Starring Christian Keyes, at 5th Anniversary Ball Tonight
by TV News Desk - Nov 02, 2013

Josiah Theatre Works, has distinguished itself as a in-demand production company renowed for their sophisticated original dramas and musicals, ranging from the award-wiinning Lena Horne biopic 'Lena (Black Cinderella)' to their first award-winning drama, 'The Exchange'. In celebration of their 5th Anniversary, Josiah Theatre Works has announced the world premier soap opera 'UNSPOKEN'. (more...)

Enter MSC Cruises' 'Living the Diva Life' Video Contest to Win Your Spot on the Red Carpet at the MSC Divina Debut
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/  Submissions for the MSC Cruises' 'Living the Diva Life' contest kicks off tomorrow at 12 PM and runs through Friday, November 1 st at 12 PM.  Christened by ultimate film diva, Sophia Loren, the dazzling MSC Divina is set to make its debut appearance on November 20 th, 2013 in PortMiami.  With limited availability, this extraordinary 3-night sailing will feature an unforgettable sail-away party with complimentary signature cocktails, spectacular fireworks display, photo opportunities and guest appearance by the MSC Diva, MSC memorabilia gifts and a slew of unique performances, including a special concert by Cuban singer Carlos Oliva with band 'Los Sobrinos del Juez'.  (more...)

Josiah Theatre Works' UNSPOKEN Hosts Season One Red Carpet Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2013

Josiah Theatre Works announces the long awaited and much aniticpated Season 1 Red Carpet Gala for the exciting new WebTV soap opera UNSPOKEN. Written and directed by Nickolas Long, III*, UNSPOKEN is adapted from Long's two critically accalimed plays, The Unspoken and the award-award winning play More, Than a Dream. (more...)

Enjoy 'The Smurfs 2' Adventures On Board MSC Divina!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 22, 2013 - To celebrate the release of The Smurfs 2 this summer, MSC Cruises is treating MSC Divina's youngest guests to a truly Smurf-tastic adventure on the high seas. (Children 11 and under sail free year-round on MSC, making this an additional special treat for parents alike!) (more...)

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