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Frankie Avalon Makes Rare Valley Appearance At The Soraya At CSUN Photo Frankie Avalon Makes Rare Valley Appearance At The Soraya At CSUN
by Stephi Wild - Oct 26, 2019

The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya) presents Frankie Avalon in concert on Thursday, November 21 at 8:00pm. The original a?oeTeenage Idola?? (and a?oeTeen Angela?? in Grease), Frankie Avalon comes to the Valley for the very first time, bringing a feel-good evening of pop favorites to The Soraya a?" with music and stories of his long career in show business.

Theater For The New City Announces 24th Annual LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Photo Theater For The New City Announces 24th Annual LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
by A.A. Cristi - May 2, 2019

To celebrate the official kick-off of Summer, Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, EXECUTIVE Artistic Director) will host the 24th Annual LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS, a FREE Summer Arts Festivals HOSTED BY Theater for the New City (155 First Ave. at 10th St.). The festival will take place over Memorial Day Weekend, May 24 - 26, 2019 from 6pm - MIDNIGHT and will feature theater, music, art, dance, video, film, aerial arts, poetry, magic and comedy with over 270 performances, OVER 70 GROUPS, over the course of the weekend.  For the full list of performers and schedule please, visit www.theaterforthenewcity.net or call 212-254-1109.

PDS Gypsy Awards to Honor George Chakiris and Barrie Chase, Choreography Award To Ton Photo PDS Gypsy Awards to Honor George Chakiris and Barrie Chase, Choreography Award To Toni Basil
by Julie Musbach - Mar 14, 2018

Academy Award and Golden Globe winning performer George Chakiris and acclaimed dancer, Barrie Chase have been named the honorees for the Professional Dancers Society's (PDS) annual Gypsy Awards Luncheon, it was announced by PDS President, Mitzi Gaynor and PDS Board Chairman, Joni Berry.  Emmy and Grammy nominated choreographer/director/singer Toni Basil will receive the organization's Choreographer's Award.  PDS' 31st Anniversary Luncheon will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel (9876 Wilshire Blvd.) in Beverly Hills, CA.

Free Lower East Side Festival of the Arts Returns
by Julie Musbach - Apr 29, 2017

Yes, LES, is still here and still fearlessly free to all!

Stage Door Theatre to Present Neil Simon's BROADWAY BOUND, 7/8-14
by Carol Kassie - Jun 23, 2016

Stage Door Theatre's production of Neil Simon's Broadway Bound will open on July 8th and run through August 14th.

DVR Alert - Oscar Winning Film WEST SIDE STORY Airs on THIRTEEN Tonight
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

After Friday evening's presentation of Great Performances: Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do on PBS, Reel 13's November schedule kicks off the following night with Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins' Academy Award-winning film adaptation of West Side Story.

Oscar Winning Film WEST SIDE STORY to Air on THIRTEEN This Weekend
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 6, 2015

After Friday evening's presentation of Great Performances: Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do on PBS, Reel 13's November schedule kicks off the following night with Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins' Academy Award-winning film adaptation of West Side Story.

BWW Review: BROADWAY BOUND Rounds Out Neil Simon's Eugene Trilogy at Theatre Palisades
by Shari Barrett - Sep 22, 2015

BROADWAY BOUND won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, making part three the most serious of the Eugene trilogy plays in which we find Eugene and his older brother Stanley trying to break into the world of show business in 1949 as professional comedy writers while coping with their parents break-up and eventual divorce. Along the way, their material is broadcast on the radio for the first time, making the family upset to hear a thinly-veiled portrait of themselves played for laughs. Of course everyone else in their Brighton Beach neighborhood sees themselves in the characters, but that does lessen the hurt felt by their grandfather and parents when the show airs.

BWW Reviews: Jason Alexander Goes From Broadway Star to Star Director in BROADWAY BOUND at the Odyssey
by Shari Barrett - Aug 15, 2014

From December 1986 to September 1988, Jason Alexander, the actor best known for his role as George Costanza for nine seasons on the television series Seinfeld, played older brother Stanley in the original Gene Saks production of BROADWAY BOUND on Broadway. It's a play that he loves dearly, calling it Neil Simon's strongest dramedy, and he has directed the marvelous production on the intimate Odyssey stage through September 21, effectively seating the audience in the living room of the Jerome home.

GOTTA DANCE! Exhibit at Jacob's Pillow Celebrates Vintage Movie Poster Art, Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

The art of the dance movie poster is celebrated at Jacob's Pillow this summer with GOTTA DANCE!, an extraordinary exhibit of vintage posters from throughout the world. The posters, which feature stars such as Gene Kelly, Rita Hayworth, Cyd Charisse, Eleanor Powell, and Astaire & Rogers, were selected from the personal collection of one of the genre's foremost experts, award-winning campaign designer and producer Mike Kaplan. GOTTA DANCE! includes a special six-poster salute to Marge and Gower Champion on the occasion of Marge Champion's 95th birthday.

BWW Reviews: Fine BROADWAY BOUND Closes Sunday at La Mirada
by Don Grigware - Oct 10, 2013

For diehard theatre aficionados Neil Simon's greatest plays are his autobiographical BB trio Brighton Beach Memoirs, Biloxi Blues and Broadway Bound. The first depicts his boyhood growing up in a poor Jewish family on the outskirts of New York City during the Depression, followed by his army experiences, and finally a farewell to Brighton Beach as his career as a comedy writer in radio and television was about to take off. Now onstage at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts through Sunday October 13 only, Broadway Bound is a welcome glimpse of nostalgia circa 1949 performed by a dynamite cast under the steady direction of Jeff Maynard.

Moving Image Presents THE COMPLETE HOWARD HAWKS Retrospective, Now thru 11/10
by Movies News Desk - Sep 7, 2013

Howard Hawks, the quintessential Hollywood director known for his mastery of many genres, will be the subject of a complete retrospective at Museum of the Moving Image from today, September 7 through November 10, 2013. The Museum will present 39 features. All of the films will be shown in 35mm-many in stunning restorations-except for Red Line 7000, which will be shown in 16mm.

Moving Image to Present THE COMPLETE HOWARD HAWKS Retrospective, 9/7-11/10
by Movies News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

Howard Hawks, the quintessential Hollywood director known for his mastery of many genres, will be the subject of a complete retrospective at Museum of the Moving Image from September 7 through November 10, 2013. The Museum will present 39 features. All of the films will be shown in 35mm-many in stunning restorations-except for Red Line 7000, which will be shown in 16mm.

LOMBARD, THE MARK OF A DOG'S FOOT and More Set for 2013 Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival, Now thru 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

Lombard by Michael B. Druxman will star Jessica Butler as Carole Lombard. Directed by Phillip H. Colglazier, the show is part of the 2013 Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival, running tonight, May 31 through June 2, 2013.

18th Annual LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Kicks Off Today at TNC
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2013

THE LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS (LES) celebrates its 18th year of bringing together -- in one location, over three days -- more than 100 performing arts organizations, local and international celebrities, independent artists, poets, playwrights, musicians, puppeteers, film makers and many others, all of whom reside, work or have their roots in the culturally diverse Lower East Side. Once again this year, New York City's most diverse FREE 3-day, indoor and outdoor cultural celebration will take place on Memorial Day Weekend, from today, May 24 through Sunday, May 26, at Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue, between E. 9th and 10th Sts.) in Manhattan.

LOMBARD, THE MARK OF A DOG'S FOOT and More Set for 2013 Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival, 5/31-6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013

Lombard by Michael B. Druxman will star Jessica Butler as Carole Lombard. Directed by Phillip H. Colglazier, the show is part of the 2013 Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival, running May 31 through June 2, 2013.

18th Annual LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS to Kick Off 5/24 at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

THE LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS (LES) celebrates its 18th year of bringing together -- in one location, over three days -- more than 100 performing arts organizations, local and international celebrities, independent artists, poets, playwrights, musicians, puppeteers, film makers and many others, all of whom reside, work or have their roots in the culturally diverse Lower East Side. Once again this year, New York City's most diverse FREE 3-day, indoor and outdoor cultural celebration will take place on Memorial Day Weekend, from Friday, May 24 through Sunday, May 26, at Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue, between E. 9th and 10th Sts.) in Manhattan.

Warner Archive Collection to Release Film Noir Classic LOOPHOLE & More
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 23, 2013

Warner Archive Collection announces the release of the Film Noir classics Jungle Boys, City Slicks, and Mr. Evictus.

Photo Blast from the Past : Dorothy Lamour
by Walter McBride - Oct 2, 2012

Today, we're featuring Dorothy Lamour circa 1988. Some of Lamour's notable films include John Ford's The Hurricane (1937), Spawn of the North (1938; with George Raft, Henry Fonda, and John Barrymore), Disputed Passage (1939), Johnny Apollo (1940; with Tyrone Power), Aloma of the South Seas (1941), Beyond the Blue Horizon (1942), Dixie (1943; with Bing Crosby), A Medal for Benny (1945), My Favorite Brunette (1947; with Bob Hope), On Our Merry Way (1948) and a supporting role in the best picture Oscar-winner The Greatest Show on Earth (1952; with Charlton Heston). She became more active in the legitimate theater, headlining a road company of Hello Dolly! for over a year.

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre 2012-13 Season to Include DROWSY CHAPERONE, CINDERELLA, LOMBARD
by Harmony Wheeler - Mar 22, 2012

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre announces its 2012-13: Dreamgirls, A Few God Men, A Christmas Story, The Drowsy Chaperone, Cinderella, Lombard.

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