I'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE Returns to LA for Encore RunI'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE Returns to LA for Encore Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019

I'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE ran for nine months Off Broadway and for an unprecedented 110 performances in Los Angeles, receiving enormous critical acclaim and dozens upon dozens of rave reviews. (more...)

I'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE Will Close June 8 Prior to National TourI'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE Will Close June 8 Prior to National Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019

RONNIE MARMO's tour-de-force embodiment of the most controversial comedian of all time, the hit solo show I'M NOT A COMEDIAN…I'M LENNY BRUCE will play its final performance on Saturday, June 8 at 8:00 PM, prior to a national tour. Written by and starring RONNIE MARMO and directed by Tony Award winner JOE MANTEGNA (star of CBS' CRIMINAL MINDS), the funny and provocative play began as a limited engagement at the Cutting Room and continued performances at the world-famous Theatre of Varieties, The Box (189 Chrystie Street, Manhattan). (more...)

I'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE Resumes Performances TonightI'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE Resumes Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

Following multiple extensions at his original Midtown home, America's most controversial comedian resumes performances in his downtown Manhattan roots. I'm Not a Comedian…I'm Lenny Bruce begins an eight-week engagement at the world-famous theatre of varieties The Box on Friday, March 8. Performances will be Thursday and Friday at 8pm; and Saturday at 3pm and 8pm. For full performance schedule and to purchase tickets, ranging in price from $59-$149, please visit www.LennyBruceOnStage.com. I'm Not A Comedian…I'm Lenny Bruce runs approximately 90 minutes, explores mature themes, and includes strong language & nudity. (more...)

Burlesque Artist Pearls Daily Joins I'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCEBurlesque Artist Pearls Daily Joins I'M NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

Audiences following the sensational solo performance I'm Not a Comedian…I'm Lenny Bruce to its new downtown home will now get an extra dose of vintage entertainment. Producers Just Words Productions, LLC, in association with Theatre 68 and Lenny Bruce's daughter, Kitty Bruce, are pleased to welcome acclaimed burlesque artist Pearls Daily as the opening act when I'm Not a Comedian…I'm Lenny Bruce resumes performances at the world-famous theatre of varieties The Box on Friday, March 8. (more...)

Andreas, Arnaz, Barrowman, Calloway. Ziemba and More Join The Star-Studded Cast Of ONE NIGHT ONLY BROADWAY SHOWTOPPERS At The McCallumAndreas, Arnaz, Barrowman, Calloway. Ziemba and More Join The Star-Studded Cast Of ONE NIGHT ONLY BROADWAY SHOWTOPPERS At The McCallum
by David Green - Feb 7, 2019

Michael Childers' star-studded musical production of One Night Only Broadway Showstoppers will be presented on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 @ 6:30pm, at the McCallum Theatre. This year's show benefits Barbara Sinatra Children's Center. In SHOWSTOPPERS, twenty celebrated performers will come together for an evening of all your favorite songs from the greatest musicals. One Night Only will be directed by famed Broadway choreographer and director Larry Fuller, with music direction by Christopher Marlowe. (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Childers Brings A Star-Studded Tribute To Andrew Lloyd Webber To Palm Springs in AprilBWW Interview: Michael Childers Brings A Star-Studded Tribute To Andrew Lloyd Webber To Palm Springs in April
by David Green - Dec 13, 2018

Celebrated Producer Michael Childers will bring his latest edition of One Night Only to The McCallum Theatre on April 24, 2019 with a star-studded cast including Christine Andreas, John Barrowman, Liz Calloway and more. This season's ONO is a tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber and proceeds will benefit The Barbara Sinatra Children's Center. I had the chance to catch up with Michael as he was crafting this season's sell-out event. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation: (more...)

Sotheby's New York Announces Full Collection of 'Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank Sinatra'Sotheby's New York Announces Full Collection of 'Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank Sinatra'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Today, Sotheby's New York is announcing the full collection of Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank Sinatra, a series of auctions this December from the estate of Barbara Sinatra that provides a rare look into the lives of the Sinatra's. The collection includes more than 200 works that Barbara and Frank assembled and lived with during their 22-year marriage, including jewelry, decorative arts, film and entertainment memorabilia, and political collectables. (more...)

Joe Mantegna To Direct New Lenny Bruce Play Off-BroadwayJoe Mantegna To Direct New Lenny Bruce Play Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

Hot off a sold-out, wildly successful run in Los Angeles, producers Just Words Productions, LLC, in association with Theatre 68, and Lenny Bruce's daughter, Kitty Bruce, announced today that Joe Mantenga will direct the Off-Broadway premiere of I'm Not A Comedian…I'm Lenny Bruce, written by and starring Ronnie Marmo. Performances begin Tuesday, October 23 at The Cutting Room (44 E 32nd St). (more...)

Photo Coverage: A Final Farewell to Those We've Lost in 2017Photo Coverage: A Final Farewell to Those We've Lost in 2017
by Walter McBride - Jan 2, 2018

As we say goodbye to 2017, we remember all of those we have lost in this past year. From actors to directors and musicians, these people have shared their gifts with us and they will not be forgotten. Join BroadwayWorld in remembering some of these people below. (more...)

Celebrate Frank Sinatra's 102nd Birthday with New Book From His Former ManagerCelebrate Frank Sinatra's 102nd Birthday with New Book From His Former Manager
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

Frank Sinatra was one of the most influential musical artists of the 20th century, and this December 12, America will be celebrating his 102nd birthday. To celebrate his legacy, check out the new book his former manager, Eliot Weisman. (more...)

Frank Sinatra's Wife, Barbara Sinatra, Passes Away at 90
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Barbara Sinatra, wife of famed crooner Frank Sinatra, passed away TODAY at her Rancho Mirage, California home following months of declining health. (more...)

Ronnie Marmo to Star AND Joe Mantegna will Direct the show I AM NOT A COMEDIAN - I'M LENNY BRUCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

Ronnie Marmo and Theatre 68, with the blessings of Kitty Bruce (daughter of the late Lenny Bruce), along with the Lenny Bruce Foundation, are thrilled to present 'I AM NOT A COMEDIAN…I'M LENNY BRUCE' - Directed by Joe Mantegna, the World Premiere show stars Ronnie Marmo as Lenny Bruce, and is set to open at Theatre 68 on June 23, 2017. Previews will be June 16 - 18, 2017. (more...)

Joe Mantegna to Direct Ronnie Marmo in I AM NOT A COMEDIAN...I'M LENNY BRUCE at Theatre 68
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Ronnie Marmo and Theatre 68, with the blessings of Kitty Bruce (daughter of the late Lenny Bruce), along with The Lenny Bruce Foundation, are thrilled to announce Joe Mantegna has agreed to direct "I'M NOT A COMEDIAN…I'M LENNY BRUCE"  - The World Premiere show stars Ronnie Marmo as Lenny Bruce, and is set to open at Theatre 68 on June 23, 2017.  (more...)

Michael Phelps to Headline Champion Honors Luncheon, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Michael Phelps, the American swimmer and holder of 23 Olympic Gold Medals, will headline the Annual Champion Honors Luncheon benefitting the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center as the 2017 Champion Honoree. Phelps, who holds the all-time records forOlympic gold medals(23), Olympic gold medals in individual events(13), andOlympic medals in individual events(16), will conduct a rare and unforgettable intimate conversation with a surprise celebrity conversationalist as a part of the luncheon program. The Champion Honors Luncheon will be at 11:30 am on March 3, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa in Indian Wells, CA. (more...)

The McCallum Theatre Hosts International Sensations PINK MARTINI and DAME EDNA for Annual Fundraising Gala
by David Green - Oct 6, 2016

The McCallum Theatre announced today that the international sensation and Valley audience favorite band  Pink Martini will headline its annual fundraising gala to be held on Wednesday, November 30th,  with a special appearance by the "global gigastar," Dame Edna. Pink Martini returns to the McCallum for this special evening following a sold-out run of five performances in the 2015-2016 season.  Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world - brilliantly combining elements of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop - Pink Martini's diverse repertoire is a blend influenced by Cole Porter and Duke Ellington, Tito Puente and Xavier Cugat, as well as Argentine tango, Brazilian samba, Italian folk, Asian and romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s and '50s. According to bandleader/pianist Thomas Lauderdale, "If the United Nations had a house band in 1962, Pink Martini would be that band." (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com for 1/17/2016 - 1/24/2016
by BWW - Jan 24, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com from 1/17/2016 - 1/24/2016. (more...)

Seth MacFarlane to Receive Special Achievement Award from Barbara Sinatra
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

The 28th Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational, February 18-20, 2016, will be a very special event honoring "100 Years of Sinatra" and the life of one of the most celebrated singers of this century. (more...)

Mantegna, Sinatra, Dreesen and More Celebrate 100 YEARS OF SINATRA in Palm Springs Tonight
by David Green - Dec 12, 2015

The 28th Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational, February 18-20, 2016, will be a very special event honoring '100 Years of Sinatra' and the life of one of the most celebrated singers of this century.  Frank Sinatra is known as an iconic entertainer who comes along once in a lifetime and on December 12 this year he would've been 100 years old. This year's memorable two-day celebrity-amateur golf tournament will be held at Eagle Falls Golf Course at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.  Barbara Sinatra is the gracious hostess along with Joe Mantegna, current star of the CBS hit drama Criminal Minds.  Barbara and Joe will be joined by celebrities such as: Tom Dreesen, Grant Fuhr, Beverly Johnson, William DeVane, Jim McMahon, Ann Meyers-Drysdale, Elke Sommer, Kevin Sorbo and many more to be announced at a later date. (more...)

BWW Review: Coyote Stageworks' Zippel-Directed BEING EARNEST IN NEW YORK a Triumph at the Annenberg
by David Green - Nov 25, 2015

For one 'wonderfully entertaining' night only, Coyote Stageworks brought to the stage an all-star cast in a tremendously engaging staged-reading of Oscar Wilde's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST -- with a twist! Helmed, and created, by Tony Winner David Zippel, this EARNEST was set in modern day Manhattan and The Hamptons and was a (mostly) very satisfying adaptation. This special benefit performance marked the start of Coyote Stageworks' seventh season in the desert and their highly anticipated return to their home at The Annemberg Theatre in Palm Springs. As my readers know, I have long hailed Coyote Stageworks as the benchmark for professional theatre in the Coachella Valley and this stellar production gave no exception to that rule. (more...)

Mantegna, Sinatra, Dreesen and More to Celebrate 100 YEARS OF SINATRA in Palm Springs
by David Green - Oct 22, 2015

The 28th Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational, February 18-20, 2016, will be a very special event honoring "100 Years of Sinatra" and the life of one of the most celebrated singers of this century.  Frank Sinatra is known as an iconic entertainer who comes along once in a lifetime and on December 12 this year he would've been 100 years old. This year's memorable two-day celebrity-amateur golf tournament will be held at Eagle Falls Golf Course at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.  Barbara Sinatra is the gracious hostess along with Joe Mantegna, current star of the CBS hit drama Criminal Minds.  Barbara and Joe will be joined by celebrities such as: Tom Dreesen, Grant Fuhr, Beverly Johnson, William DeVane, Jim McMahon, Ann Meyers-Drysdale, Elke Sommer, Kevin Sorbo and many more to be announced at a later date. (more...)

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