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Hal Linden and Ruta Lee Will Lead ANOTHER GIN GAME at Theatre 40 in August Photo Hal Linden and Ruta Lee Will Lead ANOTHER GIN GAME at Theatre 40 in August
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022

Another Gin Game is a witty, sharp-tongued gossip fest between two former show biz greats in their twilight years facing their pasts, presents and futures.

Photos: The Hollywood Museum Honors Fran Drescher, Michael Feinstein & Geri Jewell At Photo Photos: The Hollywood Museum Honors Fran Drescher, Michael Feinstein & Geri Jewell At The Launch Of The 2022 REAL TO REEL Exhibit
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2022

The Hollywood Museum has announced its 2022 salute to the LGBTQ+ community's contributions to the entertainment industry, it will once again present its ninth (due to the pandemic) annual 'Real to Reel: Portrayals and Perceptions of LGBTQ+ in Hollywood‚ÄĚ exhibit in partnership with Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell (CD-13).

The Hollywood Museum to Present an Industry Moms Mother's Day Exhibit Photo The Hollywood Museum to Present an Industry Moms Mother's Day Exhibit
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 23, 2022

‚ÄúFor most, our mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.¬† Our mother‚Äôs love is unconditional and only grows stronger over a lifetime,‚ÄĚ says Donelle Dadigan (Founder/President of the Hollywood Museum).

CVREP Celebrates Famed Celebrity Photographer Michael Childers With A Luminary Lunche Photo CVREP Celebrates Famed Celebrity Photographer Michael Childers With A Luminary Luncheon
by David Green - Mar 29, 2022

Coachella Valley Repertory Theater (CVRep) is proud to announce that iconic and legendary photographer Michael Childers will be honored at the Luminary Luncheon, an exclusive entertainment and fundraising experience, on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 12:00 N with a special sponsor reception at 11:15 AM at the beautiful Westin Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage. Childers has captured through his lens, some of the most renowned portraits of Hollywood and music icons and produced numerous award-winning films. For 16 years, he’s had the biggest hit in the Coachella Valley with sold out performances of One Night Only. This year’s production at the McCallum Theatre will be held Wednesday, November 9, 2022 and will benefit the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center.

BLAME IT ON THE MISTLETOE Comes To Musical Theatre University Photo BLAME IT ON THE MISTLETOE Comes To Musical Theatre University
by Kay Kudukis - Dec 22, 2021

When most people think of drama schools, Julliard in New York, The Goodman in Chicago, and UCLA in Los Angeles spring to mind. But just a two hour drive from LA is Palm Springs, California, the home to Musical Theatre University (MTU), the ultimate arts training program for high school students.

BWW Review: ELECTRICITY at Oscar's Dinner Theatre Photo BWW Review: ELECTRICITY at Oscar's Dinner Theatre
by Stan Jenson - Nov 17, 2021

The show by actor/playwright Terry Ray is set in a motel room, and the first two years were actually performed at INNDulge in a motel room with an audience of 20 serving as flies on the wall, watching the action.  Fortunately, the show has transferred to Oscar’s dinner theatre in the middle of town which enables about triple the audience, comfortable tables and chairs, and some really terrific food!

The Hollywood Museum's Dungeon of Doom is Now Open Photo The Hollywood Museum's Dungeon of Doom is Now Open
by Gigi Gervais - Oct 23, 2021

The museum's dungeon includes a rare and unique history of horror and suspense from Hollywood over the years including the original and complete jail sell set used for filming of ‚ÄúThe Silence of the Lambs‚ÄĚ and is one of the museum's most popular draws year round, with items that that include original costumes and props used in making of the film.¬†

Ruta Lee Lights Up ELECTRICITY's Opening Night at Oscar's Palm Springs Photo Ruta Lee Lights Up ELECTRICITY's Opening Night at Oscar's Palm Springs
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2021

Critically acclaimed hit LGBTQ+ comedy / drama ELECTRICITY returns to it's record-breaking 3-year run at Oscar's Palm Springs with some extra wattage, when Hollywood icon Ruta Lee steps in to moderate a special post show Q&A with the cast and creative team behind this hit show on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021.

Legendary Actor Ed Asner Dies at 91 Photo Legendary Actor Ed Asner Dies at 91
by Team BWW - Aug 29, 2021

Legendary actor, activist and philanthropist Ed Asner passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, surrounded by family at 91.

BWW Interview: Theatre 40's David Hunt Stafford - Already Planning Their 56th Season Photo BWW Interview: Theatre 40's David Hunt Stafford - Already Planning Their 56th Season
by Gil Kaan - Aug 9, 2021

Theatre 40 celebrates its 55th Anniversary season with the world premiere of Marilyn Anderson’s AS GOOD AS GOLD September 16, 2021. Got the chance to chat with David Hunt Stafford, Theatre 40’s artistic and managing director on Theatre 40’s history and plans for the future.

Ruta Lee Videos

BWW TV: The Actors Fund Helps Celebrate the 2019 Tony Awards in LA! Videoplay
BWW TV: The Actors Fund Helps Celebrate the 2019 Tony Awards in LA!

by Michael Sterling - Jun 13, 2019

The Actors Fund in Los Angeles celebrated Broadway's Biggest Night at the 23rd Annual Tony Awards¬ģ Viewing Gala on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.¬†Hosted by¬†Leslie Jordan, this year's star-studded gala honored¬†Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award¬ģ winner¬†Lily Tomlin¬†with the Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement.¬†BroadwayWorld's own Michael Sterling and Paul Preston of Digital Mind Productions were on hand for the festivities which included coverage of the evening's red-carpet arrivals, cocktail hour, gala dinner, live performances, silent auction, and the West Coast's exclusive live feed of the 2019 Tony Awards¬ģ¬†broadcast from New York City.¬†

BWW TV: Actors Fund of Los Angeles Raises $225K at 21st Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party!
by Michael Sterling - Jun 19, 2017

Tony Award winner Betty Buckley (Broadway's "Cats," "Sunset Boulevard," "The Mystery Of Edwin Drood, "Song & Dance, "Pippin," "1776," "Triumph Of Love" and "Carrie"; M. Night Shyamalan's "Split"; and TV's "Eight Is Enough") was honored with the Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement on Sunday, June 11 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

BWW TV: First Look at TONY Awards Live Viewing Gala - Florence Henderson, Barbara Cook & More!
by Michael Sterling & Jordan Santacana - Jun 18, 2014

BWW TV's LA Correspondent/Co-Producer Michael Sterling and Videographer/Co-Producer Jordan Santacana were front and center with the stars attending the Actors Fund 18th Annual Tony¬ģ Awards Live Viewing Fundraising Party made possible by Tony¬ģ Awards Productions, Inc., the American Theatre Wing, the Broadway League, Direct TV and CBS. Wells Fargo presented the evening Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Skirball Cultural Center's new Guerin Pavilion/Herscher Hall in Los Angeles which was reported by event producer Luke Yankee to have raised $300,000. Check out the video below!

BWW TV: Loni Anderson, Jo Anne Worley, Robert Townsend and More Red Carpet Arrivals of SISTER ACT at Pantages
by Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans - Jul 16, 2013

BWW TV Los Angeles Correspondents Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans were back on the red carpet speaking to the stars last week for the official L.A. opening of SISTER ACT at Hollywood's historic Pantages Theatre. Among the many celebrities in attendance, Sterling chatted with Robert Townsend, Shoshana Bean, Ruta Lee, Jo Anne Worley, Jaden Betts, Kate Linder, Dmitry Chaplin (So You Think You Can Dance), Jonathan Buckley (Host of the new NBC reality series Siberia), and SISTER ACT'S Ta'Rea Campbell (Book of Mormon, Lion King) who stars as Deloris Van Cartier. Check out the video below!

BWW TV: Red Carpet of PRISCILLA at Pantages - Dana Delany, Anne Jeffreys, Kate Linder & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2013

Broadway World TV Los Angeles Correspondents Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans of the JLE Media Group, Inc were once again on hand to celebrate the star studded May 29, 2013 Los Angeles premiere of Priscilla Queen of the Desert currently on its U.S. National Tour and on stage through June 16 at Hollywood's historic Pantages Theatre.

BWW TV: Max Ehrich, Jo Anne Worley, Bruce Vilanch and More On the Red Carpet of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Pantages
by Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans - Mar 20, 2013

Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the true story that inspired it, the high-flying Broadway musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN officially opened its run March 12 - 24, 2013 at Hollywood's Pantages Theatre. Broadway World's own Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans of the JLE Media Group were on hand to chat with the stars at the glamorous red carpet event. Celebrity guests included Max Ehrich, Ruta Lee, Jo Anne Worley, Bruce Vilanch, Anna Trebunskaya, Davis Gaines, Linda Hart, Raphael Sabarge, Charlene Tilton and Ed Ames among others. Check out the video below!