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Mike Burstyn To Headline JOLSON AT THE WINTER GARDEN, At The El Portal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2011

AL JOLSON, once dubbed as The World's Greatest Entertainer, will return to North Hollywood at the historic El Portal Theatre in the person of critically acclaimed Broadway actor, MIKE BURSTYN (Winner of Two Israeli 'Oscars'; Broadway: Barnum; Off-Broadway: Lansky) starring in the titular role as Al Jolson. The Los Angeles Premiere of the new musical, JOLSON AT THE WINTER GARDEN, will be backed by a live on stage band and three back-up singers. (more...)

JOLSON AT THE WINTER GARDEN Closes at El Portal Theatre 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2011

Today is the last chance to catch the Los Angeles Premiere of the critically acclaimed new musical, JOLSON AT THE WINTER GARDEN, starring Broadway veteran Mike Burstyn as Al Jolson. The show closes at the historic El Portal Theatre; 5269 Lankershim Bouelvard (at Weddington Street), North Hollywood, CA 91601 on Sunday, September 25, 2011. (more...)

JOLSON AT THE WINTER GARDEN Opens At El Portal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2011

The new musical, JOLSON AT THE WINTER GARDEN starring Broadway veteran, MIKE BURSTYN as AL JOLSON, made it's Los Angeles debut to a prolonged standing ovation on Thursday evening, September 8, 2011 at the historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, CA. (more...)

JOLSON AT THE WINTER GARDEN Plays Last Week Of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2011

This week is the last chance to catch the Los Angeles Premiere of the critically acclaimed new musical, JOLSON AT THE WINTER GARDEN, starring Broadway veteran MIKE BURSTYN as AL JOLSON. The show is currently playing at the historic El Portal Theatre; 5269 Lankershim Bouelvard (at Weddington Street), North Hollywood, CA 91601 through this Sunday, September 25, 2011. (more...)

Mike Burstyn To Headline JOLSON AT THE WINTER GARDEN, At The El Portal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2011

AL JOLSON, once dubbed as The World's Greatest Entertainer, will return to North Hollywood at the historic El Portal Theatre in the person of critically acclaimed Broadway actor, MIKE BURSTYN (Winner of Two Israeli 'Oscars'; Broadway: Barnum; Off-Broadway: Lansky) starring in the titular role as Al Jolson. The Los Angeles Premiere of the new musical, JOLSON AT THE WINTER GARDEN, will be backed by a live on stage band and three back-up singers. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Mike Burstyn Inhabits Al Jolson at the Winter Garden
by Don Grigware - Sep 13, 2011

Vaudeville is a bygone era. Much of its music is forgotten. Seems a pity, since it provided the roots of musical theatre as we know it. Bill Castellino and Mike Burstyn have created Al Jolson at the Winter Garden not only to pay homage to the great entertainer but to keep the memory of this time period vibrantly alive. Now on stage at the El Portal in North Hollywood, Jolson is somewhat illuminating as well as highly satisfying entertainment. (more...)

Photo Flash: JOLSON AT THE WINTER GARDEN Opens At El Portal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2011

The new musical, JOLSON AT THE WINTER GARDEN starring Broadway veteran, MIKE BURSTYN as AL JOLSON, made it's Los Angeles debut to a prolonged standing ovation on Thursday evening, September 8, 2011 at the historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, CA. (more...)

JOLSON AT THE WINTER GARDEN Opens At El Portal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2011

The new musical, JOLSON AT THE WINTER GARDEN starring Broadway veteran, MIKE BURSTYN as AL JOLSON, made it's Los Angeles debut to a prolonged standing ovation on Thursday evening, September 8, 2011 at the historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, CA. (more...)

THE JAZZ SINGER 3-Disc Blu-Ray to Launch Warner Bro.'s 90th Anniversary, 1/8/13
by Movies News Desk - Oct 3, 2012

The Jazz Singer, the first feature-length film with completely synchronized dialogue and musical sequences, will mark another milestone January 8 when Warner Home Video (WHV) releases the Blu-ray™ commencing the 2013 year-long 90thAnniversary of Warner Bros. Studios. The landmark film, which brought Broadway superstar Al Jolson "alive" and seemingly singing from the screen, was an immediate sensation when it opened in 1927 and created a revolution in the history of the motion picture industry. It earned Alfred Cohn an Academy Award®* (1927/28) nomination for Best Writing (Adaptation) and Warner Bros. received an Oscar® as a Special Award -- for producing The Jazz Singer, the pioneer outstanding talking picture, which revolutionized the industry. In 1996 the film was selected for preservation in the U.S. Library of Congress's National Film Registry for its cultural and historical significance. (more...)

O'Hara, Vereen et al. Lead Town Hall's 90th Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2010

The Town Hall, Broadway's landmark concert venue, (123 W. 43rd Street) announces its 90th Anniversary season lineup. Headliners include Tony Award ®winning Broadway star Ben Vereen; the acclaimed musical comedy troupe Capitol Steps, back by popular demand; Grammy Award® winning singer and songwriter Don Mclean; the world premiere of a new production by the Romulo Larrea Tango Ensemble; Broadway stars Linda Eder and three time Tony Award® nominee Kelli O'Hara; celebrated singers and actors Andrea Marcovicci and Jeff Harner; Grammy and Tony Award® winner Dee Dee Bridgewater and the acclaimed concert series Broadway By The Year®, featuring the years 1921, 1932, 1982 and 1997. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Chuck Lavazzi Delivers Informative and Amusing Show with JUST A SONG AT TWILIGHT
by Chris Gibson - Oct 14, 2011

The Missouri History Museum is a perfect venue for Chuck Lavazzi's retooled cabaret show JUST A SONG AT TWILIGHT, since it allows a number of slides to be projected (courtesy of Marjorie Williamson) which give life to Lavazzi's recollections of the golden age of vaudeville. There is also a very personal element to this presentation since Lavazzi explains that these classic, and largely forgotten tunes, were sung to him and his brother by his mother as lullabies. This combined with the informative nature of the show make for a uniquely pleasant, at times melancholy, and often amusing production by the West End Players Guild. (more...)

VTech Announces 2013/2014 Interim Results
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

HONG KONG, Nov.13, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ (more...)

VTech Announces FY2014 Annual Results
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

HONG KONG, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ (more...)

The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum Presents FAMILY FUN DAY Today
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum is hosting Family Fun Day today, May 10. The event will celebrate two different yet uniquely connected themes: Chinese heritage and National Train Day. Through special exhibits, programs and events, the museum will showcase how trains and the people of China have long shared a very special place in American history. (more...)

REEL MUSIC - THE HEART OF THE MOVIES A Musical Revue From FST
by Beau Higgins - Mar 31, 2012

Reel Music is a sweeping journey through the heart of movies. Celebrate the songs that provided a soundtrack to the last century, with songs like 'MoonRiver,' 'Toot-Toot-Tootsie,' 'Fame,' 'Flashdance,' 'As Time Goes By,' and 'The Way We Were.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Chuck Lavazzi Waxes Nostalgic for His Cabaret Debut at the Kranzberg
by Chris Gibson - Mar 28, 2010

Cabaret performers are always on the lookout for songs that they can utilize to define themselves as entertainers. It's all about trying to find your own unique niche in an ever crowding field, and Chuck Lavazzi has set about carving out his own piece of the pie by mining the whimsical tunes of yesteryear. Longtime actor Lavazzi made his debut as a cabaret singer at the Kranzberg Arts Center this weekend (March 26 - 27, 2010) with his interesting and informative show 'Just A Song at Twilight - The Golden Age of Vaudeville'; a tribute to this bygone and largely forgotten era. (more...)

REEL MUSIC - THE HEART OF THE MOVIES A Musical Revue From FST
by Beau Higgins - Mar 21, 2012

Reel Music is a sweeping journey through the heart of movies. Celebrate the songs that provided a soundtrack to the last century, with songs like 'MoonRiver,' 'Toot-Toot-Tootsie,' 'Fame,' 'Flashdance,' 'As Time Goes By,' and 'The Way We Were.' (more...)

Photo Flash: FST Opens 'Reel Music' in the Cabaret, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2012

FST announces its final Cabaret show of the Winter season, Reel Music, opening in the Goldstein Cabaret on March 28 at 7:30pm. Tickets for the music revue are on sale through June 17 and can be purchased online at www.FloridaStudioTheatre.org, by phone at (941) 366-9000 or by visiting the Box Office. (more...)

February Events Announced At the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2011

There's a lot to love on stage in February at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - March 11, 2010
by - Mar 11, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers Screened During Oscar Noir 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2010

'The Strange Love of Martha Ivers' (1946), in which Kirk Douglas made his film debut, will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' series 'Oscar Noir: 1940s Writing Nominees from Hollywood's Dark Side' on Monday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater (more...)

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers Screened During Oscar Noir 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2010

'The Strange Love of Martha Ivers' (1946), in which Kirk Douglas made his film debut, will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' series 'Oscar Noir: 1940s Writing Nominees from Hollywood's Dark Side' on Monday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater (more...)

RISQUE REVELRY Coming to Melbourne's Lastest Night-Time Hotspot, 2/8-2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2013

Club Spiegel in Melbourne's most-loved pop-up venue The Famous Spiegeltent is once again set to become the city's night-time hotspot this summer. Located on Arts Centre Melbourne's forecourt, which also includes the iconic W-Class Tram Bar and Curve Bar, Club Spiegel offers visitors late-night entertainment and risqué revelry on Friday and Saturday nights from 11pm inside The Famous Spiegeltent from a revolving roster of special guests from circus, cabaret, theatre, burlesque and barnstorming bands. (more...)

PBS Kids to Air Special Animal Shelter Episode of CURIOUS GEORGE, 2/4
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2013

CURIOUS GEORGE, television's number one series for preschoolers[1], continues its seventh season with a special episode about animal shelters premiering Monday, February 4, 2013 on PBS KIDS (check local listings). (more...)

Arts Centre Melbourne to be Centrestage at WHITE NIGHT MELBOURNE, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2013

Arts Centre Melbourne will be centrestage at White Night Melbourne from 7pm-7am Saturday 23 February with shows on all five mainstages, a sub-sub-culture sound experience five floors down, ghostly backstage tours, puppets on show, burlesque and revelry in The Famous Spiegeltent, sights and sounds in the popular Sound Lounge, and sustenance throughout at Arts Centre Melbourne's bars and cafés. (more...)

Town Hall's 'Broadway By The Year' Season Kicks of with Musicals of 1921, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2011

The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street) New York's landmark concert venue presents the 11th season of its acclaimed Broadway By The Year® series, created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall on Valentine's Day, Monday, February 14th at 8PM. Kicking off the 90th Anniversary of The Town Hall, the Broadway By The Year® season will begin with THE BROADWAY MUSICALS of 1921, celebrating the great music that was performed the same year the historic building came to be. (more...)

February Events Announced At the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2011

There's a lot to love on stage in February at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. (more...)

Davie, Hanan And More Lead BROADWAY BY THE YEAR- 1921
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2011

Executive and Artistic Director Lawrence Zucker is pleased to announce that Erin Davie (A Little Night Music), Stephen Mo Hanan (Cats) Kevin Earley (Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Liz Lark-Brown (2011 Nightlife Award Winner), join the cast of The Town Hall's (123 West 43rd Street) THE BROADWAY MUSICALS of 1921 on Monday, February 14th at 8PM, kicking off The Town Hall's 90th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Announces Their 2010/2011 season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2010

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre announces its eighth season of great theatre, Where Art Comes to Life. The 2010/2011 season will begin with Twelve Angry Men, a suspenseful drama about the effect one voice can have on a jury. (more...)

PBS Kids Airs Special Animal Shelter Episode of CURIOUS GEORGE Today
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2013

CURIOUS GEORGE, television's number one series for preschoolers[1], continues its seventh season with a special episode about animal shelters premiering today, February 4, 2013 on PBS KIDS (check local listings). (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Presents JOLSON AT THE WINTER GARDEN, 2/22-3/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2011

Al Jolson was once the most famous and highest-paid entertainer in the world - singer, dancer, actor, comedian, impresario, rebel, businessman, and star. (more...)

BWW Recaps: Broadway by the Year: 1921
by Jena Tesse Fox - Feb 25, 2011

If 1921 was not a memorable year in terms of shows on Broadway, it certainly had plenty of memorable songs... (more...)

Arts Centre Melbourne Takes Centrestage at WHITE NIGHT MELBOURNE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2013

Arts Centre Melbourne will be centrestage at White Night Melbourne from 7pm-7am tonight, 23 February with shows on all five mainstages, a sub-sub-culture sound experience five floors down, ghostly backstage tours, puppets on show, burlesque and revelry in The Famous Spiegeltent, sights and sounds in the popular Sound Lounge, and sustenance throughout at Arts Centre Melbourne's bars and cafes. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Presents JOLSON AT THE WINTER GARDEN, 2/22-3/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2011

Al Jolson was once the most famous and highest-paid entertainer in the world - singer, dancer, actor, comedian, impresario, rebel, businessman, and star. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1921 at Town Hall
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 15, 2011

Last night, February 14, Town Hall continued its 'Broadway by the Year' series with the Musicals of 1921, licking off the series 90th anniversary season. Written, created and hosted by Scott Siegel, the cast featured Erin Davie (A Little Night Music), Stephen Mo Hanan (Cats) Kevin Earley (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Liz Lark-Brown (2011 Nightlife Award Winner), Tony Award nominees Bobby Steggert (Ragtime), Kate Baldwin (Finian's Rainbow), Jeffry Denman (Drama Desk Nominee, Yank!), Erin Denman (42nd Street), and KendRick Jones (The Scottsboro Boys). Also featured were the 10 'Siegfeld' Follies Girls that will help recreate the look and style of a Broadway that existed 90 years ago, the year when Town Hall, itself, was built. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the concert and brings you photo coverage below. (more...)

Davie, Hanan And More Lead BROADWAY BY THE YEAR, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2011

Executive and Artistic Director Lawrence Zucker is pleased to announce that Erin Davie (A Little Night Music), Stephen Mo Hanan (Cats) Kevin Earley (Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Liz Lark-Brown (2011 Nightlife Award Winner), join the cast of The Town Hall's (123 West 43rd Street) THE BROADWAY MUSICALS of 1921 on Monday, February 14th at 8PM, kicking off The Town Hall's 90th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Mike Burstyn To Headline JOLSON AT THE WINTER GARDEN, At The El Portal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2011

AL JOLSON, once dubbed as The World's Greatest Entertainer, will return to North Hollywood at the historic El Portal Theatre in the person of critically acclaimed Broadway actor, MIKE BURSTYN (Winner of Two Israeli 'Oscars'; Broadway: Barnum; Off-Broadway: Lansky) starring in the titular role as Al Jolson. The Los Angeles Premiere of the new musical, JOLSON AT THE WINTER GARDEN, will be backed by a live on stage band and three back-up singers. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Announces 2010/2011 Season Of Shows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2010

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre announces its eighth season of great theatre, Where Art Comes to Life. The Theatre also will offer a stellar Limited Engagements series of performances and concerts, including Kids Korner productions for families. (more...)

Mel Brooks Talks Bringing 'THE PRODUCERS' to Berlin
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2009

The Associated Press spoke to comedy legend Mel Brooks about bringing his hit musical 'The Producers' to Berlin and the comic key to mining the Third Reich for laughs in the German capital. (more...)

The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum Presents FAMILY FUN DAY, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum is hosting Family Fun Day Saturday, May 10. The event will celebrate two different yet uniquely connected themes: Chinese heritage and National Train Day. Through special exhibits, programs and events, the museum will showcase how trains and the people of China have long shared a very special place in American history. (more...)

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