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GILLIGAN'S ISLAND Star Dawn Wells Dies at 82 Photo GILLIGAN'S ISLAND Star Dawn Wells Dies at 82
by TV News Desk - Dec 30, 2020

America's favorite castaway, Dawn Wells, passed peacefully this morning, in no pain as a result of complications due to Covid at the age of 82.

Kirk Douglas Dies at 103 Photo Kirk Douglas Dies at 103
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2020

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report on the passing of the legendary Kirk Douglas, who died today at age 103.

Photo Film: Hollywood Museum Unveils BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY: THE EXHIBIT Photo Photo Film: Hollywood Museum Unveils BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY: THE EXHIBIT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019

Cast members gathered this week to celebrate the new Back to the Future Trilogy Exhibit at The Hollywood Museum.

Cast Members Gather for BACK TO THE FUTURE Trilogy Exhibit Photo Cast Members Gather for BACK TO THE FUTURE Trilogy Exhibit
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2019

Among the individuals from the three films in attendance were Bob Gale (co creator/producer/writer of all 3 films), Charles Fleischer (Terry, BTTF 2 / voice of Roger Rabbit), Don Fullilove (Mayor Gordy Wilson , BTTF 1 &2), Darlene Vogel (Spike, Griffs Gang BTTF 2), Richie Gaona (Stuntman/Back to the Future II) and Ricky Dean Logan (Data BTTF2, & needles gang BTTF 3).

Star of Stage and Screen Rip Taylor Dies Photo Star of Stage and Screen Rip Taylor Dies
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2019

BroadwayWorld is sad to report that Rip Taylor, known for his appearances on both stage and screen died on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 84 in Beverly Hills CA.

Photo Flash: America Remembers Its Favorite Shipwreck GILLIGAN'S ISLAND 55 Years Late Photo Photo Flash: America Remembers Its Favorite Shipwreck GILLIGAN'S ISLAND 55 Years Later
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019

On Wednesday, Sept 25th, 2019, President and Founder of the Hollywood Museum, Donelle Dadigan, and her speciial guest speakers, Ruta Lee (77 Sunset/Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), Alison Arngrim (Little House on the Prairie), Erin Murphy (Bewitched), Steve Wishnoff (Director, Life Interrupted), Hope Juber-Schwartz and Lloyd Schwartz (daughter and son of creator Sherwood Schwartz) and castaway, Dawn Wells (Gilligan's Island), gathered for a lobby series tribute to Gilligan's Island in advance of the shows 55th anniversary on Sept 26th.

BWW Previews: THE 4TH ANNUAL ROGER NEAL OSCAR VIEWING DINNER, ICON AWARDS  & AFTER PA Photo BWW Previews: THE 4TH ANNUAL ROGER NEAL OSCAR VIEWING DINNER, ICON AWARDS & AFTER PARTY at The Hollywood Palladium
by Noelle Hannibal - Feb 17, 2019

Roger and Lynn Neal, Founder and Chairman of the annual Oscar night event, will be hosting, along with their partners Maryanne and Thomas Lai , the 4th Annual ROGER NEAL OSCAR VIEWING DINNER, SUITE AND AFTER PARTY which will take place on Oscar Sunday Feb 24th, 2019 at the World Famous Hollywood Palladium.

Set Sail For Laughter With GILLIGAN'S ISLAND - THE MUSICAL Photo Set Sail For Laughter With GILLIGAN'S ISLAND - THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Audiences at The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre will once again have the chance to see some of their favorite characters come to life on the stage as the theatre sets sail for laughter as it presents the area premiere of Gilligan's Island - The Musical.

The Palm Springs International Comedy Festival Continues This Weekend Photo The Palm Springs International Comedy Festival Continues This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

The first annual Palm Springs International Comedy Festival continues on November 17-18 at Hotel Zoso, with two days of nonstop comedy featuring over 100 comedians from around the world in the stand up competition, who will compete in front of a panel of celebrity and entertainment industry experts for a thousand dollar prize and their own half-hour comedy special on Step 1 TV www.step1TV.com (KTVA channel 35.10).

The Palm Springs International Comedy Festival Continues This Weekend Photo The Palm Springs International Comedy Festival Continues This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

The first annual Palm Springs International Comedy Festival continues on November 17-18 at Hotel Zoso, with two days of nonstop comedy featuring over 100 comedians from around the world in the stand up competition, who will compete in front of a panel of celebrity and entertainment industry experts for a thousand dollar prize and their own half-hour comedy special on Step 1 TV www.step1TV.com (KTVA channel 35.10).

First Annual Palm Springs International Comedy Festival Begins On A High Note Photo First Annual Palm Springs International Comedy Festival Begins On A High Note
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

The inaugural Palm Springs International Comedy Festival www.palmspringscomedyfest.com celebrated the top names in comedy at a special awards gala held on November 10 at the Hotel Zoso & Spa in downtown Palm Springs. The star studded, black tie event honored the best comedic celebrity talents in stand-up, film and television. Comedian Kathy Griffin was presented with the 'Comedian of the Year' Award, while Illeana Douglas received the 'Pioneer in Comedy Award' for the first ever branded Web series 'Easy To Assemble.' The award-winning cast and production team of Paramount's summer blockbuster 'Book Club' were presented with the 'Stanley Kramer Mad World Comedy Award.'

THE GILLIGAN MANIFESTO Documentary Comes to LA and NYC! Photo THE GILLIGAN MANIFESTO Documentary Comes to LA and NYC!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

A documentary that takes a unique approach to the iconic comedy show 'Gilligan's Island,' THE GILLIGAN MANIFESTO, will open in Beverly Hills' Music Hall Theater on November 16th and on the 23rd in New York at the Cinema Village. All screenings are free for Academy members.

Blue Rubber Pool: Winter Read for Today's Reclusive Baby Boomers Photo Blue Rubber Pool: Winter Read for Today's Reclusive Baby Boomers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2018

THE GILLIGAN MANIFESTO Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Theatrical Run Photo THE GILLIGAN MANIFESTO Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Theatrical Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Writer-Director Cevin Soling's highly anticipated documentary, The Gilligan Manifesto, is utilizing a crowdfunding campaign (https://igg.me/at/gilligan) to bring the movie to theaters in New York and Los Angeles this coming November.

America's Most Hated TV Child Star Confesses In Rochester Photo America's Most Hated TV Child Star Confesses In Rochester
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

And you thought she was out spoken on the hit NBC series Little House on the Prairie, as the girl America loved to hate -Nellie Oleson.  Declared "TV history's #1 one bitch" by Vanity Fair, Ms Arngrim's best-selling memoirs, 'Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated,' (Harper Collins) had an unprecedented run on the New York Times Best Seller's List. (Audio available on Amazon, both as a CD and MP3 format, by Tantor Media). Ms Arngrim has taken the show, 'CONFESSIONS ...' on the road to critical acclaim around the world with her open and honest look at life as a child star, being part of a famous family, surrounded by notorious friends, dealing with preditors and the draw backs to being one of the most hated characters in TV history.

ELECTRICITY Comes to Camp Bar 7/12 - 14 Photo ELECTRICITY Comes to Camp Bar 7/12 - 14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

ELECTRICITY, the critically-acclaimed, hilarious, sexy and powerful LGBTQ play starring TV's TERRY RAY (writer and star of My Sister is So Gay, From Here on Out, and Gaydar) and Indie Film star MEL ENGLAND (Best Day Ever and Ron and Laura Take Back America) is coming to Minneapolis/St. Paul. Dazzling audiences in Los Angeles and Palm Springs for more than two years, this unique theater experience is hitting the road for the first time at The Cabaret at Camp Bar in St. Paul for three nights only, July 12 - 14! The July 12 show will include a fundraiser for The Aliveness Project, a Minneapolis organization that links people living with HIV to resources for leading healthy, self-directed lives.

ELECTRICITY Comes to Camp Bar 7/12 - 14 Photo ELECTRICITY Comes to Camp Bar 7/12 - 14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

ELECTRICITY, the critically-acclaimed, hilarious, sexy and powerful LGBTQ play starring TV's TERRY RAY (writer and star of My Sister is So Gay, From Here on Out, and Gaydar) and Indie Film star MEL ENGLAND (Best Day Ever and Ron and Laura Take Back America) is coming to Minneapolis/St. Paul. Dazzling audiences in Los Angeles and Palm Springs for more than two years, this unique theater experience is hitting the road for the first time at The Cabaret at Camp Bar in St. Paul for three nights only, July 12 - 14! The July 12 show will include a fundraiser for The Aliveness Project, a Minneapolis organization that links people living with HIV to resources for leading healthy, self-directed lives.

Photo Flash: Loft Ensemble Celebrates Opening Night of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Photo Photo Flash: Loft Ensemble Celebrates Opening Night of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

A who's who of film and television stars will perform Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues in an intimate theatrical setting for four benefit performances only on May 10, 11, 17, and 18 at 8pm at the Loft Ensemble in Sherman Oaks, it was announced today by producer and director Sheena Metal. All proceeds will benefit V-Day (vday.org), A Global Movement to End Violence Against Women and Girls, and various local anti-violence charities.

ELECTRICITY's Sparks Fly Again in Palm Springs Photo ELECTRICITY's Sparks Fly Again in Palm Springs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

ELECTRICITY, the hit LGBT comedy/drama starring stars TERRY RAY ("My Sister is So Gay") & MEL ENGLAND ("Best Day Ever") returns to Palm Springs with upcoming show dates: February 6-8 & 26-28 & April 9-11, 2018.

Emmy-Nominated Actor Jerry Van Dyke Dies Photo Emmy-Nominated Actor Jerry Van Dyke Dies
by Stephi Wild - Jan 6, 2018

According to Variety, Jerry Van Dyke, Emmy-nominated actor and younger brother of Dick Van Dyke, died on Friday at age 86. His wife, Shirley Ann Jones told the New York Times that his health had been deteriorating since he was in a traffic accident in 2015.

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