Hottest Articles on BWWComedyWorld.com from 10/26/2014 - 11/2/2014
by BWW - Nov 2, 2014

Hottest Articles on BWWComedyWorld.com from 10/26/2014 - 11/2/2014. (more...)

WELCOME BACK KOTTER Star Marcia Strassman Dies at 66
by TV News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Marcia Strassman, best known as Gabe Kaplan's wife, Julie, on the hit 70's comedy WELCOME BACK KOTTER has passed away at the age of 66. (more...)

Actress Marcia Strassman Has Died at Age 66
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2014

Following a long battle with breast cancer, Marcia Strassman has died at age 66. (more...)

WELCOME BACK, KOTTER to Join Me-TV Lineup, Beg. 4/14
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Classic 1970s sitcom 'Welcome Back, Kotter,' which introduced the masses to The Lost Boy's playwright Ron Palillo and actor John Travolta, will join the Me-TV line-up beginning on Monday, April 14. 'Kotter,' which produced 95 episodes on ABC from 1975-79, will replace 'F Troop' in the Monday to Thursday 9:30 p.m. half-hour. (more...)

Ron Palillo's THE LOST BOY Heads to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Producers Lawrence Leritz (Boobs! The Musical) and Dominic Paolillo are proud to announce their partnership, producing the Ron Palillo play 'The Lost Boy' for the New York stage. The team are in pre-production for a summer workshop, with full Broadway production to follow. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Liza Minnelli, Nick Adams, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More Perform at Lorna Luft's PINK PARTY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 23, 2013

For the second week in a row, Lorna Luft brought her fund-raising 'Pink Party' to the Broadway at Birdland stage with thrilling results. After a recent bout with breast cancer, the award-winning performer decided to 'give back' with two sold-to-the-walls events benefitting The Actors Fund's Phyllis Newman Womens Health Initiative and the Tower Cancer Research Foundation's Dr. Philomena McAndrew Fund. BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive highlights from the evening below, including performances from Liza Minnelli, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Nick Adams, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Lorna Luft, Liza Minnelli, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More Celebrate Second LORNA'S PINK PARTY at Birdland!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

For the second week in a row, Lorna Luft brought her fund-raising "Pink Party" to the Broadway at Birdland stage with thrilling results. After a recent bout with breast cancer, the award-winning performer decided to 'give back' with two sold-to-the-walls events benefitting The Actors Fund's Phyllis Newman Womens Health Initiative and the Tower Cancer Research Foundation's Dr. Philomena McAndrew Fund. Check out a look back! (more...)

Lorna Luft, Liza Minnelli & More Set for Second LORNA'S PINK PARTY at Birdland Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its line-up of talent for October 21-27, featuring: Lorna's Pink Party; Peter Eldridge with Jane Monheit; Kurt Elling; Barbara Carroll; Jim Caruso's Cast Party; The Birdland Jazz Party featuring Hilary Gardner, and more! (more...)

LORNA'S PINK PARTY Raises $120,000 for Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative and Philomena McAndrew Fund
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

Lorna's Pink Party, the first of two benefit nights hosted by entertainment legend LORNA LUFT and featuring her special guest LIZA MINNELLI, played to a sold-out crowd at New York City's Birdland last evening. Along with a second appearance scheduled for October 21st, both evenings combined raised total of $120,000 to support the two charities. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lorna Luft, Liza Minnelli, Norm Lewis, Nick Adams & More Celebrate LORNA'S PINK PARTY at Birdland!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

The word "iconic" is bandied about with frequency these days, but last night's premiere installment of "Lorna's Pink Party" at Birdland was the happy scene for several recreations of historic showbiz moments. They'll all do it again next Monday, October 21 - but last night, hostess Lorna Luft and sister Liza Minnelli joined forces in a thrilling blast-from-the-past performance that left the jam-packed crowd cheering, stomping and begging for more. Check out a look back at the evening below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lorna Luft, Liza Minnelli & More Perform at LORNA'S PINK PARTY!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 15, 2013

The Actors Fund, the nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment, last night presented the 2013 edition of Nothing Like a Dame: Lorna's Pink Party, a benefit for the Phyllis NewmanWomen's Health Initiative and the Dr. Philomena McAndrew Fund of Tower Cancer Research Foundation. This highly anticipated event, starring entertainment legend Lorna Luft with her special guest Liza Minnelli will continue on Monday, October 21st at 7 pm, at Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, New York City. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the concert below! (more...)

Lorna Luft, Liza Minnelli, Peter Eldridge and More Set for Birdland, 10/21-27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its line-up of talent for October 21-27, featuring: Lorna's Pink Party; Peter Eldridge with Jane Monheit; Kurt Elling; Barbara Carroll; Jim Caruso's Cast Party; The Birdland Jazz Party featuring Hilary Gardner, and more! (more...)

Liza Minelli to Join Lorna Luft at Birdland, Oct. 14 & 21; Full October Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their brilliant line-up of marvelous talent for the month of October 2013. Birdland will kick-off their electrifying month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Lorna Luft & Liza Minnelli to Join Forces for LORNA'S PINK PARTY- Actors Fund Benefit at Birdland, 10/14 & 21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

The Actors Fund, the nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment, will present the 2013 edition of Nothing Like a Dame: Lorna's Pink Party, a benefit for the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative and the Dr. Philomena McAndrew Fund of Tower Cancer Research Foundation. This highly anticipated event, starring entertainment legend LORNA LUFT with her special guest LIZA MINNELLI will take place for two nights only on Monday, October 14th at 7 pm, and Monday, October 21st at 7 pm, at Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, New York City. (more...)

Playscripts, Inc. Releases Ron Palillo's THE LOST BOY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2013

Celebrating the wonderful life and career of Ron Palillo today, Playscripts, Inc. has released Ron's brilliant play 'The Lost Boy'. The beloved Welcome Back Kotter star died one year ago, on August 14th, 2012, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (more...)

Tyne Daly Hosts Ron Palillo Tribute at The Triad Tonight, 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2012

A tribute to honor and celebrate the life and career of Ron Palillo, best known as Horshack on 'Welcome Back, Kotter' has been scheduled for today, October 3, 2012. The 6pm tribute will take place at The Triad Theatre, which is located at 158 West 72nd Street. Palillo died in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., on August, 14, 2012, of a heart attack. Broadway's Tyne Daly, a longtime friend, will host the event. (more...)

Tyne Daly to Host Ron Palillo Tribute at The Triad, 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2012

A tribute to honor and celebrate the life and career of Ron Palillo, best known as Horshack on 'Welcome Back, Kotter' has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 3, 2012. The 6pm tribute will take place at The Triad Theatre, which is located at 158 West 72nd Street. Palillo died in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., on August, 14, 2012, of a heart attack. Broadway's Tyne Daly, a longtime friend, will host the event. (more...)

Daryl Hall & John Oates to Receive the Music Icon Award at TV Land Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2011

TV Land announced today that platinum recording artists and the pioneers of 'Rock 'N Soul,' Daryl Hall and John Oates, will receive the Music Icon Award at the 'TV Land Awards 2011.' (more...)

FACTS OF LIFE Cast Earns Pop Culture Award at 2011 TV Land Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2011

More of television's most beloved and iconic stars will be honored at the 'TV Land Awards 2011,' it was announced today by TV Land. The wildly popular '80s comedy series 'The Facts of Life' will receive the Pop Culture Award at the annual awards show which tapes for the very first time in New York City at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Sunday, April 10 and airs on TV Land on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Additionally, Mr. Kotter himself, Gabe Kaplan, and Robert Hegyes, 'Sweathog' Juan Epstein, will join the rest of the cast of 'Welcome Back, Kotter' as the show receives the 35th Anniversary Award. (more...)

John Travolta and Welcome Back, Kotter Cast Receive TV Land Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2011

TV Land announced today that Golden Globe(R) winner and two-time Academy Award(R) nominee John Travolta will reunite with the cast of 'Welcome Back, Kotter' at the 'TV Land Awards 2011.' (more...)

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