Jay Johnson News

EXCESS BAGGAGE One Night Only! Fundraiser for the Group RepEXCESS BAGGAGE One Night Only! Fundraiser for the Group Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Group Rep presents Tony Award-winning Jay Johnson in a new one-man show, 'Excess Baggage,' a special One Night Only fundraiser for the Group Rep. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jay Johnson Brings EXCESS BAGGAGE to Group rep For One Night Only August 19BWW Interview: Jay Johnson Brings EXCESS BAGGAGE to Group rep For One Night Only August 19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Jay Johnson made his Broadway debut at the Helen Hayes Theatre starring in the show he both wrote and performed, "Jay Johnson: The Two and Only" which garnered him the 2007 Tony Award for Best Theatrical Event. Four months prior to the Broadway opening, the show played the Colony Theatre in Burbank and won the Los Angeles Ovation Award for Best Solo Show. The previous season, the show had been produced Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theatre Company where it earned rave reviews and a coveted Lucille Lortel Award. Jay Johnson is a writer, comic, ventriloquist, poet, magician, and puppeteer. He has written and performed in TV specials for NBC, CBS, and HBO, and has hundreds of appearances on variety specials and talk shows including "The Tonight Show" (with Johnny Carson and with Jay Leno) and "The David Letterman Show." He has been featured in more than 30 national commercials. Jay's acting credits include appearances on "CSI", "That 70's Show", "Dave's World", "Night Court" and others too numerous to mention. Jay Johnson is best remembered for his role as the schizophrenic ventriloquist Chuck and Bob' on the ABC classic TV comedy "Soap". (more...)

Group Rep Presents One Night Only Fundraiser Performance of EXCESS BAGGAGEGroup Rep Presents One Night Only Fundraiser Performance of EXCESS BAGGAGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

The Group Rep presents Tony Award-winning Jay Johnson in a new one-man show, "Excess Baggage," a special One Night Only fundraiser for the Group Rep. (more...)

Photo Coverage: ME & ELLA Opens at The York Theatre CompanyPhoto Coverage: ME & ELLA Opens at The York Theatre Company
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 17, 2017

The York Theatre Company's 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson (Once on This Island, The Lion King), direction by the Tony Award-winning team of Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only), with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel (Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, 'Happily Divorced') opened last night, July 16. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ME & ELLA at the York Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: First Look at ME & ELLA at the York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

Set against the restless backdrop of the 20th Century and the lush serenity of the Ella Fitzgerald songbook, Broadway veteran Andrea Frierson's Me & Ella is a valentine to the "First Lady of Song." (more...)

York Theatre Company's ME & ELLA Begins Performances TomorrowYork Theatre Company's ME & ELLA Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, presents the 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast, Creatives of ME & ELLA at York Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast, Creatives of ME & ELLA at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Below, meet the cast and creative team of the York Theatre Company's 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson (Once on This Island, The Lion King), direction by the Tony Award-winning team of Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only), with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel (Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, 'Happily Divorced')! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/8/2017
by - Jul 8, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/8/2017. (more...)

BWW Review: DEBBIE...A NIGHT TO REMEMBER a Spectacular Evening at the El PortalBWW Review: DEBBIE...A NIGHT TO REMEMBER a Spectacular Evening at the El Portal
by Don Grigware - Jul 3, 2017

Fans of the unforgettable Debbie Reynolds and members of the Thalians, an organization she helped found, flocked to the El Portal Friday June 30 for a dedication of the mainstage and grand party to celebrate her life and career. It was an SRO event, with celebrity guests, whose proceeds benefited the great charity work of the Thalians - 'Hollywood for Mental Health', to which Reynolds devoted tirelessly of herself since its inception in 1955. Debbie had history with the El Portal. It was one of her favorite venues, as she used to ride her bicycle there to go to the movies as a young girl living in Burbank...and she performed there with her fabulous night blub act and the play Love Letters 46 times between 2003 and 2015 So, it is totally apropo to name the mainstage in honor of this great star and humanitarian. (more...)

Andrea Frierson's ME & ELLA, Valentine to the 'First Lady of Song', Set for Summer at YorkAndrea Frierson's ME & ELLA, Valentine to the 'First Lady of Song', Set for Summer at York
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson (Once on This Island, The Lion King), direction by the Tony Award-winning team of Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only), with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel (Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, 'Happily Divorced'). (more...)

Historic El Portal Mainstage Theatre Gets Dedication and RenamingHistoric El Portal Mainstage Theatre Gets Dedication and Renaming
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Jay Irwin & Pegge Forrest Producers and The Thalians proudly present Debbie…A Night to Remember: A Dedication and Renaming of the historic El Portal Mainstage Theatre at 5269 Lankershim Blvd in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, California on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Share Presents 64th Annual Boomtown Gala LET'S DANCEPhoto Flash: Share Presents 64th Annual Boomtown Gala LET'S DANCE
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

SHARE, INC., the 64 year-old philanthropic organization dedicated to raising funds for developmentally disabled, abused and neglected children as well as medical research, hosted its annual Boomtown gala, "Let's Dance" on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills. (more...)

Share presents 64th ANNUAL BOOMTOWN 2017 GALAShare presents 64th ANNUAL BOOMTOWN 2017 GALA
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

SHARE, INC., the 64 year-old philanthropic organization dedicated to raising funds for developmentally disabled, abused and neglected children as well as medical research, hosted its annual Boomtown gala, "Let's Dance" tonight, Saturday, May 20, 2017 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills.  The evening honored inspirational dance philanthropist Glorya Kaufman with the "Shining Spirit Award." (more...)

SHARE, INC. to Host 64th Annual Boomtown Gala, LET'S DANCESHARE, INC. to Host 64th Annual Boomtown Gala, LET'S DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

SHARE, INC., the 64 year-old philanthropic organization dedicated to raising funds for developmentally disabled, abused and neglected children as well as medical research, hosts its annual Boomtown gala, 'Let's Dance,' Saturday, May 20, 2017 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills. The evening honors inspirational dance philanthropist and founder of the USC Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center, Glorya Kaufman. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Vicki Lewis in GYPSY at the Maltz Jupiter TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Vicki Lewis in GYPSY at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Let us entertain you with one of America's most beloved classic musicals! March brings the dazzling stage hit Gypsy to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's stage. Inspired by the memoirs of the legendary burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee, this story follows the dreams and efforts of a powerhouse stage mother to get her two daughters into show business. Scroll down for a first look at Vicki Lewis and more in action! (more...)

BWW Review: THE ROYALE at City Theatre Showcases the Power of Sports and Theatre in 75 Brilliant MinutesBWW Review: THE ROYALE at City Theatre Showcases the Power of Sports and Theatre in 75 Brilliant Minutes
by Mike Mekus - Feb 9, 2017

THE ROYALE at City Theatre follows the story of Heavyweight Champion boxer Jay Johnson as he deals with racial inequity and impacting African-American culture with his success. (more...)

Tony-Winning Producers Set for Fundraising Boot Camp at TRUTony-Winning Producers Set for Fundraising Boot Camp at TRU
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the annual TRU Producer Boot Camp Raising Money for Theater: Who, How and When to Ask, today, February 4, 2017. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited's Presents Annual Producing Boot CampTheater Resources Unlimited's Presents Annual Producing Boot Camp
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the annual TRU Producer Boot Camp Raising Money for Theater: Who, How and When to Ask, today, February 4, 2017 from 10am - 6pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036.For more details including a full schedule and faculty bios visit http://truonline.org/events/raising-money/. (more...)

TRU to Host 'RAISING MONEY FOR THEATER' Producer Boot CampTRU to Host 'RAISING MONEY FOR THEATER' Producer Boot Camp
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the TRU Producer Boot Camp Raising Money for Theater: Who, How and When to Ask, today, February 4, 2017 from 10am - 6pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. (more...)

TRU to Host 'Raising Money for Theater' Panel Next MonthTRU to Host 'Raising Money for Theater' Panel Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the TRU Producer Boot Camp Raising Money for Theater: Who, How and When to Ask, today, February 4, 2017 from 10am - 6pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. (more...)

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