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Helen Hayes Theatre (New York, NY)
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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 SignaturesUPDATE: 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: Disney Joins Jujamcyn in Dimming Theatre Marquee for Joan RiversUPDATE: 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...)

Broadway's Jujamcyn Theaters to Dim Marquees Tomorrow in Honor of Joan RiversBroadway'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...)

Huffman, Moore, Sullivan Star in NYMF Richard Cory, Sept. 14-24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2005

Cady Huffman, Maureen Moore, Patrick Ryan Sullivan and other Broadway veterans will star in Richard Cory, Ed Dixon's new musical that will run from September 14th through 24th as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival (more...)

Funeral Services for Joan Rivers Set for Sunday in NYCFuneral 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...)

NBC to Air Joan Rivers Special TonightNBC 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...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Joan Rivers On Broadway - Streisand, Simon, Shakespeare & SALLY MARRTHEATRICAL 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: Watch Highlights from Joan Rivers' Talk Show Appearances & Stand-Up RoutinesVIDEO: 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 81Breaking 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...)

Joan Rivers Brings Her Stand Up Back to New York at the Cutting Room For Charity
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 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...)

Extra Performance Added to NYMF Hit Richard Cory, Sept. 30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2005

An extra performance on September 30th has been added to the sold-out run of the NYMF hit Richard Cory (more...)

UPDATE: Sources Reveal Identity of Joan Rivers' Doctor; B'Way Stars Among Former PatientsUPDATE: Sources Reveal Identity of Joan Rivers' Doctor; B'Way Stars Among Former Patients
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

A source close to the ongoing investigation into the death of Joan Rivers has revealed the name of the DOCTOR WHO performed a biopsy on the comedienne's vocal cords which led to cardiac arrest. (more...)

UPDATE: Investigation on Joan Rivers' Death Reveals Biopsy Performed Without Prior Consent; Doctor Took 'Selfie'UPDATE: Investigation on Joan Rivers' Death Reveals Biopsy Performed Without Prior Consent; Doctor Took 'Selfie'
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

New information has emerged today on the tragic death of legendary comedian Joan Rivers. (more...)

Clinic Where Joan Rivers Had Outpatient Procedure Denies Performing Patient BiopsiesClinic 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' DeathSources 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 Theatre Project' Premieres at Geffen Playhouse'Joan Rivers Theatre Project' Premieres at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2007

This February, Joan Rivers brings the world-premiere of her four-character autobiographical play, The Joan Rivers Theater Project, to the Geffen Playhouse. (more...)

Joan Rivers Brings Her Stand Up Back to New York at the Cutting Room For CharityJoan 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 80Broadway 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 LandJoan 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...)

UPDATE: New Reports Says Joan Rivers Could Have Been Saved by Clinic with Emergency DrugUPDATE: New Reports Says Joan Rivers Could Have Been Saved by Clinic with Emergency Drug
by TV News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Joan Rivers could have been saved if the Yorkville Endoscopy Center, the clinic where she underwent a routine procedure back in August had an important drug on hand which is used in emergency resuscitation situations. (more...)

Joan Rivers Brings One Woman Show To Laurie Beechman 5/12-20Joan 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 Returns To 'The Cutting Room' 4/9-6/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2008

After a four month hiatus, legendary comedian JOAN RIVERS returns to The Cutting Room in Chelsea with her live stand-up act. (more...)

Joan Rivers Brings One Woman Show To Laurie Beechman 5/12-20Joan 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 3/22The 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 LiveRivers 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 3/22The 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...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/14/14 - PAGEANT, THE ADDAMS FAMILY at the Muny, Justin Timberlake, Bastille Day and 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?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 & NoblePhoto 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 & MoreBWW 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 & MoreDVR 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 & MoreDVR 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 2/3-2/24Joan 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 & MoreBWW 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: A Work in Progress' Cast Announced; Opens at Geffen Feb.13'Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress' Cast Announced; Opens at Geffen Feb.13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2007

The Geffen Playhouse hosts the world-premiere of Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress by a Life in Progress opening in February 2008. Full cast announced. (more...)

Richard Cory Plays Off-Bway as Part of NYMF, Sept. 14-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2005

Ed Dixon's Richard Cory will run off-Broadway from September 14th to the 24th as part of the New York Music Theatre Festival (more...)

SF Chronicle Praises Joan Rivers Cabaret, Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2007

Steven Winn of 'The San Francisco Chronicle' heralds Joan Rivers for her San Francisco engagement, workshopping her original play work-in-progress and Plush Room cabaret performance. (more...)

UPDATE: Joan Rivers 'Resting Comfortably' After Surgery ScareUPDATE: 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...)

Richard Cory Makes NY Debut At NYMF Starring Cady Huffman, Catherine Cox, Harris Doran Christeena Riggs, Lynne Wintersteller And More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2005

THE 2005 NEW YORK MUSIC THEATER FESTIVAL, DENNIS GRIMALDI PRODUCTIONS and NICK CAVARRA are pleased to announce the New York premiere of the new musical 'RICHARD CORY,' directed by JAMES BRENNAN. (more...)

Joan Rivers Workshops Project at Magic Theatre 8/21-9/2Joan Rivers Workshops Project at Magic Theatre 8/21-9/2
by Eugene Lovendusky - Aug 16, 2007

Magic Theatre announces Joan Rivers in a two-week work-in-progress presentation of her new autobiographical play 'The Joan Rivers Theatre Project,' August 21-September 2. (more...)

Joan Rivers on Reviving SALLY MARR...And Her Escorts on BroadwayJoan 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...)

Lonny Price Directs Gleason's Stopping Traffic; Opens 6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2006

Lonny Price will direct Mary Pat Gleason's one-woman show Stopping Traffic, which will open Off-Broadway on June 7th (more...)

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