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UPDATE: Helen Hayes to Dim Lights in Honor of Joan Rivers; Petition to Reverse B'Way League Decision Up to Nearly 5K Signatures
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Helen Hayes Theater, where Rivers starred in 1994's 'Sally Marr ... and Her Escorts,' will also dim its lights on Tuesday evening. (more...)

UPDATE: Roundabout Theatres to Dim Lights for Joan Rivers; Tally Up to 10
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Now, the list is up to 10 theatres, with the Roundabout Theatre Company announcing that its three theatres (The American Airlines, Studio 54 and the Stephen Sondheim Theatre) will dim their lights as well. (more...)

UPDATE: Disney Joins Jujamcyn in Dimming Theatre Marquee for Joan Rivers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Disney joined Jujamcyn in honoring the late comic by announcing that tonight they will dim the lights of the New Amesterdam theater's marquee, home of their current hit musical ALADDIN, in honor of Rivers. (more...)

Breaking News: League Reverses Decision; to Dim Broadway Marquees for Joan Rivers
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

“Joan Rivers loved Broadway and we loved her. Due to the outpouring of love and respect for Joan Rivers from our community and from her friends and fans worldwide, the marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory tonight, at exactly 6:45pm for one minute.” (more...)

Broadway Lights Will Not Dim in Memory of Joan Rivers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

According to the New York Times, despite the legendary comedienne's stage credits, the lights of Broadway will not dim in memory of Joan Rivers. Broadway League executive director Charlotte St. Martin told NYT: "Under our criteria people need to have been very active recently in the theater, or else be synonymous with Broadway - people who made their careers here, or kept it up.' (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com Dims Logo in Honor of Joan Rivers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

According to the New York Times, despite the legendary comedienne's stage credits, the lights of Broadway will not dim in memory of Joan Rivers. BroadwayWorld.com however has decided to honor the star, actress, and longtime theatre supporter by dimming its logo for the remainder of the day. (more...)

Broadway's Jujamcyn Theaters to Dim Marquees Tomorrow in Honor of Joan Rivers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Jujamcyn Theaters President Jordan Roth took to Twitter tonight following the Broadway League's announcement that they would not be dimming Broadway's lights in honor of late comedienne and stage star Joan Rivers, who died last week at the age of 81. (more...)

InDepth InterView Flashback 2013: Joan Rivers Talks JOAN & MELISSA: JOAN KNOWS BEST?, FASHION POLICE, SALLY MARR Revival & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 7, 2014

Today we remember stage and screen icon Joan Rivers in honor of her death this week at the age of 81 with this InDepth InterView originally presented in 2013. (more...)

InDepth InterView Flashback 2011: Joan Rivers Talks Broadway, Hollywood, Reality TV & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 6, 2014

Today we remember stage and screen icon Joan Rivers in honor of her death this week at the age of 81 with this 2011 InDepth InterView. (more...)

VIDEO: Late Night Hosts Fallon, Ferguson & Meyers Pay Tribute to Joan Rivers
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

On Thurday's late night talk show circuit, hosts Jimmy Fallon, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers took time out from the opening monologues to remember the legendary comic. (more...)

Funeral Services for Joan Rivers Set for Sunday in NYC
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Ffuneral services for the late comedian Joan Rivers will be held this Sunday, September 7th at Manhattan's Temple Emanu-El. (more...)

Joan Rivers to Narrate Henry Bushkin's New Johnny Carson Musical; But Who Will Play Her Part?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

The New York Post writes that author and lawyer Henry Bushkin is in New York City casting for his new Johnny Carson/TONIGHT SHOW musical, based on his book about the late-night host. Among the roles to be filled is that of Joan Rivers, legendary comedienne who passed away this week at the age of 81. No word yet on who is being considered, but we can't wait to find out who will take on the iconic part! (more...)

NBC to Air Joan Rivers Special Tonight
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

In a special edition of NBC's Dateline, 'Celebrating Joan Rivers' will look back at the extraordinary life and legacy of Joan Rivers, airing tonight at 9pm/8c. Friends and fellow comics will pay tribute to the legendary comedienne and television host, including KATHY Griffin, Dick Cavett, Donald Trump, Don Rickles, Gilbert Gottfried and Lily Tomlin. (more...)

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Releases Statement on the Death of Joan Rivers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

BroadwayWorld was saddened to report the death of legendary comedienne Joan Rivers, who had undergone a procedure on her vocal cords last Thursday, when she stopped breathing. Rivers was taken to Mount Sinai hospital in New York City, and later put into a medically induced coma and put on life support. She was 81. Now, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has released a statement on the star's death. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Joan Rivers Set for PBS Doc WOMEN IN COMEDY Later This Month
by TV News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

According to Deadline, one of Joan Rivers's last interviews before her death will be part of a PBS documentary called WOMEN IN COMEDY, airing later this month. Material from AOL's MAKERS will appear in the film, and you can watch a sneak peek at a segment below! (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Joan Rivers On Broadway - Streisand, Simon, Shakespeare & SALLY MARR
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 4, 2014

Today we are turning our attention to a world famous comedienne currently in the spotlight due to her life-threatening health crisis, the one and only Joan Rivers. (more...)

VIDEO: CONAN Remembers Joan Rivers
by TV News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Following the news of Joan Rivers's death, Conan O'Brien and guest Chris Hardwick took a moment to remember the comedienne and her legendary spirit. Watch the segment below! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from Joan Rivers' Talk Show Appearances & Stand-Up Routines
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 4, 2014

BWW has assembled highlights from Rivers' many talk show appearances throughout the years, as well as some of her classic stand up routines. (more...)

Breaking News: Legendary Comedian Joan Rivers Dies at 81
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

We are sad to report the news that Joan Rivers died at 1:17pm this afternoon, at 81 years old. Rivers was undergoing a procedure on her vocal cords last Thursday, during which she stopped breathing. She was quickly rushed to Mount Sinai hospital in New York City, where she was admitted in critical condition, and later upgraded to stable as she was put into a medically induced coma and put on life support. (more...)

UPDATE: Joan Rivers Moved Out of Intensive Care; 'Being Kept Comfortable'
by TV News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Melissa Rivers has issued a statement this morning regarding the condition of her mother, comedian Joan Rivers, who was brought out of a medically induced coma yesterday. (more...)

UPDATE: Melissa Rivers Shares Joan Rivers 'Remains on Life Support'
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

At 10:17 this morning, Melissa Rivers, Joan's daughter, tweeted a brief statement on her mother's condition, revealing that she currently remains on life support (more...)

Jerry Seinfeld Finds 'Hearbreaking' Text; Remembers Joan Rivers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Jerry Seinfeld shared a tribute to Joan Rivers today on the COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE Facebook page after discovering the legendary comedienne had agreed to appear on his show. (more...)

Doctor Who Performed Joan Rivers's Endoscopy Steps Down
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

ABC News reported today the doctor that performed the endoscopy on comedy legend Joan Rivers, which lead to the performer's cardiac arrest, is stepping down at Yorkville Endoscopy. Rivers died on September 4 after a week on life support. She was 81. (more...)

Clinic Where Joan Rivers Had Outpatient Procedure Denies Performing Patient Biopsies
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The Yorkville Endoscopy clinic issued a statement in which it insists that 'a biopsy of the vocal cords' had never been done at their facility. (more...)

Sources Report Outpatient Procedure Error Led to Joan Rivers' Death
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Daily News is reporting that an outpatient procdure that a doctor performed on Joan Rivers during a planned endoscopy led to the death of the legendary comedian. (more...)

Joan Rivers Cancels UK Return of 'Progress' Due to Scheduling Conflicts; To Appear on Celeb Apprentice
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2008

It has been confirmed that Joan Rivers has cancelled the return season of her one-woman show Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress in Leicester Square Theatre. The show, which ran at the theater from August 29th through September 18th 2008 was scheduled to return on December 2nd where it would run through January 29th, 2009. (more...)

Joan Rivers Brings Her Stand Up Back to New York at the Cutting Room For Charity
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2008

JOAN RIVERS brings her stand up act back to New York on Election Day November 4 at The Cutting Room. She will perform there through December 17. (more...)

Broadway Producer Marty Richards Passes Away at 80
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2012

BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed the sad news that producer Marty Richards passed away today after a long battle with cancer. He was 80 years old. (more...)

Joan Rivers Hosted 'How'd You Get So Rich?', Greenlit by TV Land
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2008

TV Land has green lit the new non-scripted original series, 'How'd You Get So Rich?,' produced by Mark Burnett and featuring Joan Rivers. (more...)

Joan Rivers Brings One Woman Show To Laurie Beechman 5/12-20
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2009

After years of trying out new material at venues downtown, legendary comedian (and Celebrity Apprentice favorite) JOAN RIVERS brings her her live stand-up act to Times Square for 4 nights. Beginning May 12th, Rivers presents an evening of her newest and most outrageous riffs on Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, reality TV and award show fashions at The Laurie Beechman Theatre inside the West Bank Cafe (407 West 42nd Street at Ninth Avenue). (more...)

Joan Rivers Brings One Woman Show To Laurie Beechman 5/12-20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2009

After years of trying out new material at venues downtown, legendary comedian (and Celebrity Apprentice favorite) JOAN RIVERS brings her her live stand-up act to Times Square for 4 nights. Beginning May 12th, Rivers presents an evening of her newest and most outrageous riffs on Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, reality TV and award show fashions at The Laurie Beechman Theatre inside the West Bank Cafe (407 West 42nd Street at Ninth Avenue). (more...)

The Broadway Workshop Offers Lonny Price Special Class 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2009

The Broadway Workshop, Manhattan's fastest growing acting program for young artists has teamed up with Broadway, TV and Filmdirector Lonny Price star for its next one day master class. This special teen class willtake place Sunday March 22, 2009 in New York City.This Workshop will give students the opportunity to work on every area of musical theater performance. The class will focus on giving young actors the tools necessary tohelp them stand out from the crowd and take their audition and performance skills tothe next level. (more...)

Rivers Remembers Richardson on Larry King Live
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2009

Tony Award-winning stage actress and member of the famed Redgrave acting clan, Natasha Richardson died Wednesday from injuries suffered in a ski accident. She was 45. Comic actress and author Joan Rivers remembered Richardson as having 'such a family.' (more...)

The Broadway Workshop Offers Lonny Price Special Class 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2009

The Broadway Workshop, Manhattan's fastest growing acting program for young artists has teamed up with Broadway, TV and Filmdirector Lonny Price star for its next one day master class. This special teen class willtake place Sunday March 22, 2009 in New York City.This Workshop will give students the opportunity to work on every area of musical theater performance. The class will focus on giving young actors the tools necessary tohelp them stand out from the crowd and take their audition and performance skills tothe next level. (more...)

Joan Rivers Adds July 3 Performances at the Laurie Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Legendary comedian Joan Rivers continues to make The Laurie Beechman Theatre in Times Square her performance home in New York City. Rivers presents an evening of her newest and most outrageous riffs on Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, and award show fashions at The Laurie Beechman Theatre inside the West Bank Cafe (407 West 42nd Street at Ninth Avenue). (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/14/14 - PAGEANT, THE ADDAMS FAMILY at the Muny, Justin Timberlake, Bastille Day and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 14, 2014

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: PAGEANT returns to the stage, Rob McClure and Jenny Powers star in THE ADDAMS FAMILY in St. Louis, and Tony-winner Lena Hall and more gather at 54 Below to belt out songs by Justin Timberlake! (more...)

Joan Rivers Bringing SALLY MARR...AND HER ESCORTS Back to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

According to Out.com, Joan Rivers is heading back to Broadway! Michael Musto writes that the funny lady will revive the 1994 play that she wrote and starred in- Sally Marr...and her escorts. The play will get a reading at Washington D.C.'s National Theatre this fall, with plans to move to Broadway after. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Joan Rivers at the Lincoln Square Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2009

Comedy icon Joan Rivers met her fans on Thursday, January 29th at the Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Square, as she signed copies of her two newly published titles. BroadwayWorld.com's cameras were there to spend the evening with the entertainment legend! Rivers' books are MEN ARE STUPID...AND THEY LIKE BIG BOOBS...A WOMAN'S GUIDE TO BEAUTY THROUGH PLASTIC SURGERY and MURDER AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS...A RED CARPET MURDER MYSTERY. (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Joan Rivers on Broadway, Hollywood, Reality TV & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 28, 2011

Last night I had the privilege of interviewing comedy icon and red carpet legend Joan Rivers about her first love of theatre and live performance, working the red carpet and virtually inventing celeb-reality culture, her Broadway endeavors - FUN CITY, Neil Simon's BROADWAY BOUND and SALLY MARR... AND HER ESCORTS, plus her new autobiographical piece - as well as all about the dazzling documentary JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK. All of this, in addition to discussing her two weekly TV shows - FASHION POLICE on E! and the hit new WE reality series with daughter Melissa Rivers, JOAN AND MELISSA: JOAN KNOWS BEST? Stay tuned to BroadwayWorld for a complete conversation with Melissa all about growing up Hollywood, her superstar mother and running a production company and what it was like filming season one of MOTHER KNOWS BEST? coming up soon. (more...)

DVR Alert: Talk Show Listings Fri. Jan 23 - Essman, Tomei, Rivers & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2009

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Joan Rivers 'made the rounds' in New York during the '50s, appearing in a few off-off Broadway plays (including one where she played a lesbian opposite an equally unknown Barbra Streisand), surviving sleazy agents, tawdry clubs, and hostile audiences. A 1965 booking on 'The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson' led to her hosting one of the first syndicated talk shows on daytime TV, 'That Show with Joan Rivers' in 1968. In the '70s Joan wrote the TV-movie The Girl Most Likely To (starring Stockard Channing) and then wrote and directed her first feature film Rabbit Test, casting Billy Crystal in the lead. In 1983 Joan became the permanent guest host on 'The Tonight Show.' Later, she headlined in Las Vegas, sold out Carnegie Hall, produced a Grammy nominated comedy album, and wrote two best-selling books. In 1989 the Tribune Corporation launched Joan in her own syndicated daytime talk show. She won an Emmy and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1994 she wrote and starred on Broadway in Sally Marr and Her Escorts, for which she received a Best Actress Tony nomination. Since then, Joan has written three more best-selling books, maintains her own jewelry line on QVC, provided fashion commentaries for E! and The TV Guide Channel, and filmed a special for Bravo. Currently, she has two new books on sale (Men Are Stupid . . . And They Like Big Boobs: A Woman's Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery and Murder at the Academy Awards). She will be a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice 2 beginning March 1st. Later this year, she will also host the new reality TV series How'd You Get So Rich? on TV Land. (more...)

DVR Alert: Talk Show Listings Fri. Jan 23 - Essman, Tomei, Rivers & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2009

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Joan Rivers 'made the rounds' in New York during the '50s, appearing in a few off-off Broadway plays (including one where she played a lesbian opposite an equally unknown Barbra Streisand), surviving sleazy agents, tawdry clubs, and hostile audiences. A 1965 booking on 'The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson' led to her hosting one of the first syndicated talk shows on daytime TV, 'That Show with Joan Rivers' in 1968. In the '70s Joan wrote the TV-movie The Girl Most Likely To (starring Stockard Channing) and then wrote and directed her first feature film Rabbit Test, casting Billy Crystal in the lead. In 1983 Joan became the permanent guest host on 'The Tonight Show.' Later, she headlined in Las Vegas, sold out Carnegie Hall, produced a Grammy nominated comedy album, and wrote two best-selling books. In 1989 the Tribune Corporation launched Joan in her own syndicated daytime talk show. She won an Emmy and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1994 she wrote and starred on Broadway in Sally Marr and Her Escorts, for which she received a Best Actress Tony nomination. Since then, Joan has written three more best-selling books, maintains her own jewelry line on QVC, provided fashion commentaries for E! and The TV Guide Channel, and filmed a special for Bravo. Currently, she has two new books on sale (Men Are Stupid . . . And They Like Big Boobs: A Woman's Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery and Murder at the Academy Awards). She will be a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice 2 beginning March 1st. Later this year, she will also host the new reality TV series How'd You Get So Rich? on TV Land. (more...)

Joan Rivers Brings Her Standup To The Slipper Room 2/3-2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2009

With the closing of The Cutting Room, legendary comedian JOAN RIVERS brings her her live stand-up act to The Lower East Side. Beginning February 3rd, Rivers presents an evening of her newest and most outrageous riffs on Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, and award show fashions at The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard Street (on the corner of Orchard and Stanton Streets, one block below Houston -- accessible from the F&V trains at 2nd Avenue). Rivers performs live every Tuesday at 7:30pm from February 3 - 24. Tickets are $30 with a portion of the proceeds going to Joan Rivers' favorite charities: God's Love We Deliver and Guide Dogs for the Blind. For reservations call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com. Doors open one hour before showtime, with food and a full bar available. (more...)

Joan Rivers Brings Her Standup To The Slipper Room 2/3-2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2009

With the closing of The Cutting Room, legendary comedian JOAN RIVERS brings her her live stand-up act to The Lower East Side. Beginning February 3rd, Rivers presents an evening of her newest and most outrageous riffs on Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, and award show fashions at The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard Street (on the corner of Orchard and Stanton Streets, one block below Houston -- accessible from the F&V trains at 2nd Avenue). Rivers performs live every Tuesday at 7:30pm from February 3 - 24. Tickets are $30 with a portion of the proceeds going to Joan Rivers' favorite charities: God's Love We Deliver and Guide Dogs for the Blind. For reservations call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com. Doors open one hour before showtime, with food and a full bar available. (more...)

BWW TV: Joan Rivers Talks Books, Broadway & More
by James Sims - Feb 19, 2009

Comedy icon Joan Rivers met her fans at the Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Square, as she signed copies of her two newly published titles. BWW TV was there to spend the evening with the entertainment legend! (more...)

Joan Rivers Update - Melissa Rivers Has 'fingers crossed'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

Reports this weekend have confirmed that there has been no progress for Joan Rivers, who is said to still be in a medically induced coma and fully dependent on life support machines. While Mt. Sinai hospital has not issued any updates on the legendary comedian's status, daughter Melissa did issue a Sunday statement that 'Thank you for your continued love and support. We are keeping our fingers crossed'. (more...)

Breaking News: Joan Rivers Being Brought Out of Coma
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

Just in from the NY Daily News, Joan Rivers is being brought out of the medically induced coma that she has been in since Thursday. The paper reports that the process could take until Tuesday, and that the full extent of whether or not Rivers has suffered a loss of cognitive or physical function is not yet known. (more...)

Joan Rivers Remains on Life Support; Family to Make Tough Call
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

TMZ reports that comedian Joan Rivers is currently on life support. Sources close to the star say that her life is completely dependent on machines at the moment, and in a few days, her family will be faced with the decision of whether or not to keep her on the life support. The family is holding out hopes that she will make a recovery of some sort very soon. (more...)

Melissa Rivers Opens Up: 'My Mother Would be Touched by the Tributes and Prayers'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Joan Rivers' daughter, Melissa Rivers, has spoken out today after news broke that her mother been rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital yesterday after she stopped breathing during a minor throat operation. The 81 year-old comedienne was having surgery on her vocal chords. (more...)

UPDATE: Joan Rivers 'Resting Comfortably' After Surgery Scare
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

UPDATE: According to new reports, Joan Rivers is now in stable condition. Her daughter said in a statement late today, Thursday, August 28: 'I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother. She is resting comfortably and is with our family. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.' (more...)

Joan Rivers on Reviving SALLY MARR...And Her Escorts on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2011

In an interview with THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER this week, Joan Rivers admits that at this point in her career, she hopes to come full circle. In 1972, Rivers made her Broadway debut in the comedy Fun City. She returned to the Great White Way in 1986 in Broadway Bound and then again in 1994 in Sally Marr...and her escorts in a role which garnered her a Tony nomination. (more...)

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