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BIO: Joan Rivers was born June 8, 1933, in Brooklyn, New York. Her big break came in 1965. A booking on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson turned Joan's career around, and she became an instant hit. Her f... (read more...)

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Bring On Tomorrow Co's 13: THE MUSICAL Unites Top Teen Actors in Coming of Age Comedy Bring On Tomorrow Co's 13: THE MUSICAL Unites Top Teen Actors in Coming of Age Comedy
by BWW News Desk - August 23, 2017

Bring On Tomorrow Co. is thrilled to present Jason Robert Brown's 13: The Musical, the hilarious and charming Broadway hit about growing up, running Sept. 28 - Oct. 1 and Oct. 4 - Oct. 8 at the Waterfront Theatre. The producers of 2016's Ovation Award-winning FAME bring bright new vision to this mus... (more...)
BWW Interview: Nasty Woman Margaret Cho - A Powerful Force That Tours BWW Interview: Nasty Woman Margaret Cho - A Powerful Force That Tours
by Gil Kaan - August 23, 2017

The very unique, very outrageous, very out-spoken, and always very funny Margaret Cho has begun her new tour FRESH OFF THE BLOAT, with European dates following the U.S. stops. Named this year by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the '50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Times,' Margaret will be tackling cu... (more...)
Rapp and Folsom Bring The Fully Immersive Lenny Bruce Experience to The Fort Worth Fringe Festival Rapp and Folsom Bring The Fully Immersive Lenny Bruce Experience to The Fort Worth Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2017

Producers Bren Rapp and Joey Folsom are going to give 2017 Fort Worth Fringe audiences their money's worth as anchor of the 2nd annual festival on its Friday and Saturday nights at The Scott Theater with their production of Sam Bobrick and Julie Stein's Lenny Bruce is Back.... (more...)
Judy Collins, Betty Buckley, Ute Lemper, Nelli McKay and More Coming Up This Fall at Joe's Pub Judy Collins, Betty Buckley, Ute Lemper, Nelli McKay and More Coming Up This Fall at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2017

Joe's Pub is proud to announce the headlining runs of shows for its 2017 Fall Season, running September 6 to November 30!... (more...)
Outside the Box: Dallas Solo Show Captures Lenny Bruce's Life Outside the Box: Dallas Solo Show Captures Lenny Bruce's Life
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2017

Lenny Bruce was a complex man, and his life is now captured in a solo performance called Lenny Bruce is Back, produced by the Dallas based Bren Rapp and Upstart Productions, and stars Upstart Artistic Director Joey Folsom. The show is unique because despite being a theatrical performance recounting ... (more...)
RAUNCHY LITTLE MUSICAL - BELLE BARTH IS BACK! to Heat Up PGA Arts Center RAUNCHY LITTLE MUSICAL - BELLE BARTH IS BACK! to Heat Up PGA Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - August 09, 2017

Before Amy Schumer or Sarah Silverman...before Joan Rivers or Roseanne, Belle Barth was the original irreverent female comic deflating anyone who dared take sex too seriously. ... (more...)
RAUNCHY LITTLE MUSICAL - BELLE BARTH IS BACK Heats up the PGA Arts Center RAUNCHY LITTLE MUSICAL - BELLE BARTH IS BACK Heats up the PGA Arts Center
by Carol Kassie - August 08, 2017

Before Amy Schumer or Sarah Silverman...before Joan Rivers or Roseanne, Belle Barth was the original irreverent female comic deflating anyone who dared take sex too seriously.... (more...)
Photo Flash: Guilty Pleasures Cabaret Celebrates All Things 90's/00's Photo Flash: Guilty Pleasures Cabaret Celebrates All Things 90's/00's
by BWW News Desk - August 08, 2017

Hair flips and high kicks, this sexy dance variety show took audiences on a nostalgic trip to the 90's/00's on August 4th, 2017 AT The Duplex CABARET, NYC'S HISTORIC CABARET THEATER, www.theduplex.com... (more...)
Julie Klausner Joins 2017 North Fork TV Festival Julie Klausner Joins 2017 North Fork TV Festival
by BWW News Desk - August 02, 2017

The North Fork TV Festival announced today that Julie Klausner, the creator, writer, star and executive producer of Hulu's Difficult People, will headline "A Conversation with…" on Saturday, September 9th. Emmy Award winning director, screen writer, producer and actor Bill Persky will moderate.... (more...)
Steven Brinberg Presents SIMPLY BARBRA'S BROADWAY at Don't Tell Mama this September Steven Brinberg Presents SIMPLY BARBRA'S BROADWAY at Don't Tell Mama this September
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2017

Barbra Streisand plays an intimate club in NYC......in the guise of world renowned impressionist Steven Brinberg as SIMPLY BARBRA'S BROADWAY on Monday, September 18th at 7:00 pm at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036 (212 757-0788).... (more...)
Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Christine Pedi and Stephanie Umoh to Star in JERRY'S GIRLS at York Theatre Company Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Christine Pedi and Stephanie Umoh to Star in JERRY'S GIRLS at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2017

Light the Candles! Get the Ice Out! Blow the Bugle! The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced Tony Award-nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q), Christine Pedi (NEWSical the Musical), and Stephanie Umoh (Ragtime) w... (more...)
Guilty Pleasures Cabaret Takes Audiences on a Flashback to Y2K Guilty Pleasures Cabaret Takes Audiences on a Flashback to Y2K
by BWW News Desk - July 20, 2017

Hair flips and high kicks, this sexy dance variety show takes audiences on a nostalgic trip on August 4th, 2017 AT THE DUPLEX CABARET, NYC'S HISTORIC CABARET THEATER.... (more...)
AVENUE Q to Mark 14th Anniversary with National Anthem Appearances, New Website AVENUE Q to Mark 14th Anniversary with National Anthem Appearances, New Website
by BWW News Desk - July 17, 2017

AVENUE Q, winner of the 2004 Tony Award 'Triple Crown' for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, is the coming of age musical comedy which has announced a series of public appearances and the launch of its new website.... (more...)
REELZ Announces Summer and Fall 2017 Programming Slate ft. 5 New Series REELZ Announces Summer and Fall 2017 Programming Slate ft. 5 New Series
by TV News Desk - July 17, 2017

ELZ today announced original programming for summer and fall 2017 including five new original series, new episodes of three returning viewer favorites and a never-before-seen Elvis special hosted by Natalie Morales.... (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Cally Beaton EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Cally Beaton
by Natalie O'Donoghue - July 13, 2017

BWW speaks to Cally Beaton about her 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Super Cally Fragile Lipstick.... (more...)
Janice Messitte & Greg Kritikos Begin Open Run of BAGELS AND  BAKLAVA this Friday Janice Messitte & Greg Kritikos Begin Open Run of BAGELS AND BAKLAVA this Friday
by BWW News Desk - July 12, 2017

BAGELS & BAKLAVA & friends, the show that has been dubbed "The funniest Friday night comedy show in NYC!" will begin performances on July 14th at 8pm & every Friday Night through September.... (more...)
Ruby Rakos, Jason Danieley, Max von Essen and More to Follow the Yellow Brick Road in 'CHASING RAINBOWS' Labs Ruby Rakos, Jason Danieley, Max von Essen and More to Follow the Yellow Brick Road in 'CHASING RAINBOWS' Labs
by BWW News Desk - July 07, 2017

Following two successful productions at Flat Rock Playhouse and Goodspeed Musicals, the producers of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz have announced three private industry lab performances on Thursday, July 13 and Friday, July 14 in New York City.... (more...)
SIMPLY BARBRA'S BROADWAY Starring Steven Brinberg Comes to Rrazz Room SIMPLY BARBRA'S BROADWAY Starring Steven Brinberg Comes to Rrazz Room
by BWW News Desk - July 05, 2017

Barbra Streisand plays an intimate club in New Hope......in the guise of world renowned impressionist Steven Brinberg as SIMPLY BARBRA'S BROADWAY this Saturday, July 8th at 7:30 pm at the Rrazz Room, 6426 Lower York Road (Clarion Hotel), New Hope, PA 18938.... (more...)
Shefik Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of His Syndicated Radio Show Shefik Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of His Syndicated Radio Show
by BWW News Desk - July 05, 2017

It was one year ago today that media personality Shefik launched his nationally syndicated radio show, Shefik presents Invocation. Since its inception, the terrestrial radio show has won a total of 16 industry awards for its accompanying website at invocation.co, as well as the radio show itself. Th... (more...)
Bianca Del Rio, RuPaul's Drag Race Winner, Joins Mark Cortale's Town Hall Series Bianca Del Rio, RuPaul's Drag Race Winner, Joins Mark Cortale's Town Hall Series
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2017

Summer 2017's Town Hall series in Provincetown, produced by Mark Cortale, will kick-off with Bianca Del Rio, RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 winner, on July 10 at 8:30pm. Three of Broadway's most popular leading ladies will follow for Broadway @ Town Hall this summer: Megan Hilty, breakout star of NBC T... (more...)
Photo Coverage: Friars Club Pays Tribute to Barry Dougherty Photo Coverage: Friars Club Pays Tribute to Barry Dougherty
by Stephen Sorokoff - June 29, 2017

Longtime communications director of the Friars Club was given a heartfelt Bon Voyage in the Milton Berle Room yesterday and many show business notables were present and in video to honor the man who has written most of the published words and history of The Friars for the last 25 years.  Barry Dough... (more...)
Barnes Fringe Festival Returns for Third Year Next Month, Line Up Announced Barnes Fringe Festival Returns for Third Year Next Month, Line Up Announced
by BWW News Desk - June 29, 2017

The Barnes Fringe is back on 9-15 July for its third year, featuring a stellar line-up of household names and rising stars, previewing their material before they head up to the Edinburgh Fringe.... (more...)
Guilty Pleasures Cabaret DOES AMERICA at The Duplex Guilty Pleasures Cabaret DOES AMERICA at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - June 28, 2017

Guilty Pleasures Cabaret IN 'Guilty Pleasures Cabaret: Does America'... (more...)
Comedian Carrot Top to Produce Movie Based on Brian Evans Novel THE FUNNY ROBBERS Comedian Carrot Top to Produce Movie Based on Brian Evans Novel THE FUNNY ROBBERS
by Movies News Desk - June 27, 2017

Carrot Top is known the world over as one of the most famous comedians on the planet. In fact, Reader's Digest recently honored him with their cover. The comedian, who has been one of the staples on the LasVegas Strip with hiscontinuous sold-out concerts at the Luxor, is entering a new realm: Movies... (more...)
Steven Brinberg to Star in SIMPLY BARBRA'S BROADWAY at the Rrazz Room Steven Brinberg to Star in SIMPLY BARBRA'S BROADWAY at the Rrazz Room
by BWW News Desk - June 27, 2017

Barbra Streisand plays an intimate club in New Hope......in the guise of world renowned impressionist Steven Brinberg as SIMPLY BARBRA'S BROADWAY on Saturday, JuLy 8th at 7:30 pm at the Rrazz Room, 6426 Lower York Road (Clarion Hotel), New Hope, PA 18938.... (more...)