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Herb Gardner

Date of Death: September 24, 2003 (68)

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

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Caroline Aaron, Marilu Henner, Melanie Mayron & JoBeth Williams to Star in MADWOMEN OF THE WEST Off-Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2023

LDOS Media Lab, with Deco Rose Productions will present the New York premiere of Madwomen of the West, a new comedy by Sandra Tsing Loh. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Review Roundup: Theresa Rebeck's DIG Opens At Primary Stages
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 20, 2023

PRIMARY STAGES and 59E59 Theaters present Dig, a new play written and directed by Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck. Read the reviews!

Photos: First Look At Curtain Players' I'M NOT RAPPAPORT
by Jerri Shafer - Apr 20, 2023

The sharp-edged but charming play takes place on and around a park bench in Central Park where two elderly men - one black and one white - with nothing in common but their spirited resistance to having others decide for them when they no longer count. Together, but each, in his own unique way, they fight those who would put them out to pasture, developing throughout a true, albeit unusual friendship.

Have Any Broadway Musicals Ever Closed Before They Opened?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Mar 5, 2023

Broadway historian and self-proclaimed theatre nerd Jennifer Ashley Tepper is here to help with her new series, Broadway Deep Dive. This month, the reader question was: Have any Broadway musicals ever closed before they opened?

MSMT Mourns the Passing of Legendary Star, Bernard Wurger
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Dec 22, 2022

Maine State Music Theatre was saddened to receive news of the passing of one of its legendary stars – an actor whose career was inextricably interwoven with the history of Maine’s premier musical theatre. “Bernie” Wurger was a mainstay of MSMT summers from 1962 until 2000, playing 195 leading and supporting roles and winning an indelible place in the hearts of his public. His long and versatile career spanned opera, musical theatre, directing, and film not only in Maine but in New York and leading regional theatres across the country.

IVRT Introduces New Theatre Experience: SUPPER CLUB
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2022

IVRT will present three delightful stories over some great Italian food at Eddie's Eatery as it launches a new IVRT Supper Club featuring the touching comedy 'Our Lady of the Tortilla,' the humorous play 'I'm Not Rappaport' and the charming Sondheim musical 'Marry Me A Little.' Ticket holders will enjoy a play with a three-course dinner.

Mirvish Productions Will Dim the Lights at the Royal Alexandra Theatre to Honor Paul Soles
by Stephi Wild - May 30, 2021

Paul Soles, a legendary and pioneering actor whose long and multi-faceted career including two starring roles for Mirvish Productions, died at the age of 90 on May 26th, 2021.

Florie Seery Appointed Associate Dean, Yale School Of Drama And Managing Director, Yale Repertory Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 28, 2020

Florie Seery has been appointed Associate Dean and Managing Director of Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre, effective July 1, 2020. She also joins the faculty as Assistant Professor Adjunct of Theater Management.

BWW Interview: SO NOW YOU KNOW with Nicolas King
by Nicholas Adler - Mar 29, 2020

Welcome to the first edition of So Now You Know!  I am thrilled to have the talented and generous Nicolas King be my debut guest!! While I've known of Nicolas's talent for several years, it wasn't until this past December that I was introduced to his kind and giving nature.

The Riant Theatre Kicks Off 2020 STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL With Encore Run Of Best Plays From Its Repertory
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 22, 2020

The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director) -- the AUDELCO Award-Winning nonprofit, which provides a nurturing environment for playwrights and theatre creatives of diverse cultural backgrounds to develop new plays, presents some of the Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th St, NYC. Tickets are $40 General Admission; $35 for Seniors and Students with I.D. Box Office: 212-864-5400 or online at www.SymphonySpace.org (Youtube Promo https://youtu.be/PTCS2ugfRL0)

Bickford Benefit Concert Announced Monday, November 4
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 29, 2019

The Bickford Theatre at The Morris Museum has long been a destination for music lovers.

A THOUSAND CLOWNS Comes to Sierra Madre Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2019

The next selection in the Off the Page series of staged readings at Sierra Madre Playhouse is the comedy A Thousand Clowns.

BWW Review: I'M NOT RAPPAPORT Charms at the Redhouse Arts Center
by Natasha Ashley - Mar 16, 2019

The Redhouse Arts Center in Syracuse, New York is now delighting audiences with their entertaining and engaging production of Herb Gardner's play I'm Not Rappaport. Impressively directed by Vincent J. Cardinal, the production marks the reunion of Fred Grandy and Ted Lange, castmates of the beloved television series The Love Boat.

Herb Gardner's GROUNDHOG JAM Announced At The Morris Museum
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 16, 2019

The great Groundhog Jam has a long history of prying jazz fans out of their warm burrows and into the chill of February weather in order to welcome the advent of spring.  The Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum continues a tradition of hosting this event on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 7:30 PM. Herb Gardner, who plays both trombone and piano, is assembling a stellar group of musicians from the New York, New Jersey, and New England areas including: Fred Vigorito on cornet, Joe Licari on clarinet, James Chirilloon guitar, Mike Weatherly on bass and Robbie Scott on drums.  Daughters Abbie and Sarah Gardner will be handling the vocals and guitar.

Photo Coverage: First look at Bruce Jacklin & Co's I'M NOT RAPPAPORT
by Jerri Shafer - Oct 28, 2018

Meet Midge and Nat, two old codgers who meet in the park daily. Midge is an African- American janitor, hiding from his tenants who want him to retire; Nat is a Jewish old time radical, hiding from irrelevance by spinning fantasies and fighting injustice both real and imagined. Their cantankerous relationship is the stuff of pure comic genius. Performances are November 2nd thru November 17th at The Alcove Restaurant, 116 South Main Street, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. For tickets or more information, visit: https://www.alcoverestaurant.com/index.php/en/tickets

Stage Directors & Choreographers Foundation Announces Annual Gala
by Julie Musbach - Sep 19, 2018

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the independent, not-for-profit affiliate of SDC, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, today announced unique plans for its 2019 award evening, which will feature original choreographic pieces resulting from a special commissioning program, with the application period now open. SDCF also announced that Victoria Traube would receive a special 'Mr. Abbott' Award at the event, to be held March 25 at the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF).

Bickford Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season - Shakespeare, FOLLIES, and More
by Stephi Wild - Jul 31, 2018

The Morris Museum has announced the 2018-19 season in its Bickford Theatre, adventuring into new programming directions, while continuing to support live theatre and jazz. Notable, new additions this season include an expanded program of documentary and classic film, storytelling workshops, a public lecture series, and a new relationship with National Theatre London. Seats for most of this season's events are reserved. Tickets are available online at www.morrismuseum.org or by phone at 973-971-3706. The Bickford Theatre continues to provide a diverse set of offerings, while taking advantage of a unique strength as a theatre within a museum 'ecosystem'.

BWW Interview: HENRY IV's Versatile Harry Groener Muses on the Mechanics and Love of Theatre
by Gil Kaan - Jun 22, 2018

The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA) currently presents their new distinct take on Shakespeare's classic HENRY IV. Helmed by Tony Award-winning director Daniel Sullivan, SCLA has combined PART I and PART II into a single sitting of theatre, featuring the Los Angeles stage debut of Tom Hanks as Falstaff. We had the opportunity to chat with one of HENRY IV's most talented co-conspirators, actor Harry Groener who plays Northumberland and Justice Shallow.

Dorset Theatre Festival Announces CRY IT OUT; I'M NOT RAPPAPORT Postponed To 2019
by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2018

Dorset Theatre Festival, under the leadership of Artistic Director Dina Janis, Producing Director Will Rucker, and Executive Director Marissa Hutton, announced today that the 41st Season will begin with CRY IT OUT, by Molly Smith Metzler, directed by Marc Masterson. CRY IT OUT will begin performances June 21, 2018 at the Dorset Playhouse (104 Cheney Rd, Dorset, VT 05251), and will run through July 14, 2018. CRY IT OUT will occupy the slot for the previously announced production of Herb Gardner's I'm Not Rappaport starring Judd Hirsch, which has been postponed to Summer 2019 to allow Mr. Hirsch to recuperate from back surgery.

Redhouse Arts Center Announces 2018-19 Season
by Julie Musbach - May 2, 2018

Redhouse Arts Center is pleased to announce its 2018-19 Main Stage Season packed with heart, humanity, and humor, and sure to delight audiences of all ages. The line up of music, dance, comedy and drama will feature several on-stage special guests including some who are brand new to Syracuse along with an abundance of longtime Redhouse favorites. The season celebrates friendship and its role in the resiliency of the human heart. This will be the first full season taking place in the new Redhouse located at 400 S. Salina Street.

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