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Johnny Carson

Date of Birth: October 23, 1925

Date of Death: January 22, 2005 (79)

Birth Place: Corning, IA, USA

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Interview: Playwright Jerry Mayer on his Writing Career and New Comedy Jews R 2 Much Fun
by Shari Barrett - May 19, 2023

Jerry Mayer, a nonagenarian from St. Louis has written and/or produced for many classic TV shows and specials. In 1986, his first play, Almost Perfect, debuted at Santa Monica Playhouse which has led to almost a dozen more - so far! I decided to speak with him about his latest comedy, Jews R 2 Much Fun, at the Santa Monica Playhouse as well as his long-running and extremely successful TV writing career.

Chris' Jazz Café Hosts a Musical Tribute to Larry McKenna
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2023

Chris' Jazz Cafe is hosting a tribute to Larry McKenna, one of the world’s finest jazz saxophone players, on June 16 & 17 at 8 and 10 p.m. The tribute shows will feature some of McKenna’s closest and dearest friends, including musicians Victor North, Aidan McKeon, Tim Brey, Dave Brodie and Dan Monaghan.

Photos: Penny Fuller & Anita Gillette Return To Birdland With 'Sin Twisters: The Next Frontier!'
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2023

Two of Broadway’s most beloved performers, Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller, took to the stage at Birdland on Monday, April 17 for their latest song and story compilation: “Sin Twisters: The Next Frontier.”

THE NEVER TOO LATE SHOW Extends at  The Marsh Berkeley
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2023

Due to popular demand, The Marsh Berkeley has announced a third and final extension run of The Never Too Late Show starring Don Reed, an inspirational comic tale about never giving up, at its East Bay theater. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, this new work by fan favorite Don Reed chronicles his adventurous travails and perseverance through life and the Hollywood gauntlet to late night television.

Brenda Braxton to Bring STARS TONIGHT! to 54 Below for Three Performances
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2023

54 BELOW will welcome Broadway powerhouse Brenda Braxton in a new series, Stars Tonight! on July 9, August 1, and September 3 at 7:00pm.

The Colburn School Announces 2023 Conservatory Keynote Speaker And Honorary Doctorate Recipient Anne Akiko Meyers
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 10, 2023

Violinist and Colburn School alumna Anne Akiko Meyers will be the featured keynote speaker on May 1 at the 2023 Conservatory of Music Commencement, where she will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the School.

Review: The Best Birthday Party of the Year is COME CELEBRATE WITH MARILYN MAYE at 54 Below
by Ricky Pope - Apr 9, 2023

COME CELEBRATE WITH MARILYN MAYE,  is ostensibly a celebration of her upcoming birthday. But it is so much more than that. It is a celebration of all the fans who have made Maye as loved and respected as she is. It is a two-way avenue of gratitude between an entertainer and those she entertains. It’s hard to say which is more delightful, the songs themselves, which are beautifully sung and acted, or the banter that feels as unscripted as a cocktail party. And Marilyn Maye is the most charming host of her own fête. Two weeks ago she performed with 80 musicians at a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall. But is this Marilyn, with only herself and her trio, that I prefer. An intimate evening of great songs and good-spirited bonhomie.

Review: LEOLA'S LADYLAND LOUNGE is the Talk Show You Didn't Know You Needed (You Do) at The Green Room 42
by Ricky Pope - Apr 2, 2023

The self-proclaimed 'senior citizen, redneck, lesbian, diva' brought her post-modern talk show to the Green Room 42 last night. It was, as we say in the South, a 'ring-tail tooter' of an evening.

Gil Gutierrez Trio to Return to Birdland Theater in May
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2023

See the gifted Gil Gutiérrez Trio returning to the legendary Birdland Theater Friday, May 19th – Sunday, May 20th  with two sets on Sunday, May 21 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. 

Sean McDermott to Perform at Birdland Theater in April
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 29, 2023

BIRDLAND THEATER will present an evening with Broadway veteran Sean McDermott – star of Falsettos, Starlight Express, Grease, and the original cast of Miss Saigon – on Monday, April 17 at 8:30 PM.

Jerry Seinfeld Celebrates 100th Performance In His Record-Breaking Beacon Theatre Residency
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 28, 2023

Jerry Seinfeld's 7:00PM performance at the Beacon Theatre on April 8 will mark the legendary comedian's 100th performance as part of his historic residency at the venue.

Photos: See Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Marilyn Maye & More at Encompass Opera Company's Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2023

See photos from Encompass Opera Company's gala honoring Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, and Marilyn Maye.

Photos: Go Inside THE MARVELOUS MARILYN MAYE with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 25, 2023

Cabaret legend and Grammy nominee Marilyn Maye appeared with The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, to celebrate a very special birthday on Friday, March 24, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. Check out photos from the concert here!

La Jolla Playhouse Reveals Complete Programming for 2023 Without Walls (WOW) Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2023

La Jolla Playhouse has announced complete programming for its 2023 Without Walls (WOW) Festival of immersive and site-inspired work.

THE NEVER TOO LATE SHOW Starring Don Reed Extends at The Marsh Berkeley
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 22, 2023

Due to popular demand, The Never Too Late Show starring Don Reed, an inspirational comic tale about never giving up, has been extended by The Marsh Berkeley for an additional month-long run.

Encompass New Opera Theatre Will Honor Marilyn Maye, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman atGala This Month
by Stephi Wild - Mar 17, 2023

On Sunday, March 26, 2023, Encompass New Opera Theatre (Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director), The Board of Trustees and The Encompass Honorary Gala Chair, Sheldon Harnick will pay tribute to Tony Award Winning Songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman and Legendary Cabaret and Concert Artist -- Marilyn Maye with a star- studded musical salute.

LADIES OF LAUGHTER, Broadway's Julie Benko And More Announced At For Emelin Theatre 50th Anniversary Season
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 14, 2023

Emelin Theatre For The Performing Arts has announced the lineup for its 50th Anniversary season.

Review: Brenda Braxton Cracks The Code With STARS TONIGHT! Premiere at The Green Room 42
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 7, 2023

Brenda Braxton is breaking out as a chat show host and the sold-out debut night sets the tone for a bright future.

Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller to Present SIN TWISTERS: THE NEXT FRONTIER at Birdland in April
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2023

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller – two of Broadway’s most beloved Tony Award-nominated performers – in their latest show “Sin Twisters: The Next Frontier” on Monday, April 17 at 7:00 PM.

John Hill and Danny Visconti to Present HAIR AND TEETH at The Green Room 42 This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2023

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present John Hill and Danny Visconti in two performances of their new show “Hair and Teeth” on Friday, March 10 and Wednesday, March 15, both at 9:30 PM.

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