Date of Birth: October 20, 1889
Date of Death: March 06, 1965 (75)

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA
BWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST MOVIE SCENES of All Time - from CITIZEN KANE to PINK  Photo BWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST MOVIE SCENES of All Time - from CITIZEN KANE to PINK FLAMINGOS, from THE SOUND OF MUSIC to PARASITE
by Peter Nason - May 26, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest scenes in cinema from 1901 to 2020. See if your favorite movie moments made the list!

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest MOVIE MUSICALS of All Time Photo BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest MOVIE MUSICALS of All Time
by Peter Nason - Mar 30, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best film musicals since the sound era began; see if your favorites made the list!

Frank Ferrante Brings His Acclaimed Portrayal Of Groucho Marx To MPAC Photo Frank Ferrante Brings His Acclaimed Portrayal Of Groucho Marx To MPAC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020

Award-winning actor and director Frank Ferrante brings his acclaimed portrayal of Groucho Marx to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 27 at 8 pm. Tickets for An Evening with Groucho are $29-$59.

BWW Review: WICKED  at THE HIPPODROME Photo BWW Review: WICKED at THE HIPPODROME
by Daniel Collins - Feb 17, 2020

Chances are, as America is an increasing book-abhorrent culture, most folks familiar with THE WIZARD OF OZ know only of the 1939 Judy Garland film, versus author L. Frank Baum's children's 1900 book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. While the book and the film are fairly well aligned as children's entertainment, author Gregory Maguire's 1995 spin on the story, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West is most definitely for the adults. Political upheaval, adultery, multiple murders, family dysfunction, betrayal, it's downright Shakespearean. All three serve as fantastical fodder for Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman's Broadway production of Wicked, a sort of Oz-ian 'Odd Couple,' were Neil Simon a fan of J.R.R. Tolkein and J. K. Rowling: 'On Ozmember the 13th, Elphaba was asked to remove herself from her place of residence; that request came from her father. Deep down, she believed he was right, but knew that someday she would return. With nowhere else to go, she appeared at university and meets Galinda, fresh off an off-Broadway run of LEGALLY BLONDE. Can two strange women share a dorm room together without driving each other crazy?'

AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Starring Frank Ferrante Announced Gets Chicago Premiere Photo AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Starring Frank Ferrante Announced Gets Chicago Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019

Randolph Entertainment is pleased to announce today, on the 42nd anniversary of Groucho Marx's passing, the Chicago premiere of An Evening with Groucho, starring award-winning actor and director Frank Ferrante, will play one night only on Sept. 17, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. at The Spiegeltent ZaZou located on the 14th floor in the Cambria Hotel Chicago Loop-Theatre District, 32 W. Randolph St.  Tickets are on sale now by calling 312-488-0900 or by visiting the following link.

BWW Previews: LEND ME A TENOR at Candlelight Theatre Photo BWW Previews: LEND ME A TENOR at Candlelight Theatre
by Greer Firestone - Apr 30, 2019

The beloved farce LEND ME A TENOR opens May 11 at The Candlelight Theatre with a stellar cast all of whom can launch a laugh line.

BWW Review: MINNIE'S BOYS at Musical Theatre Guild Photo BWW Review: MINNIE'S BOYS at Musical Theatre Guild
by Cary Ginell - Feb 12, 2019

Musical Theatre Guild revived an oldie but not so goodie last Sunday at the Alex Theatre. 'Minnie's Boys' purported to be modeled on 'Gypsy,' using a meddlesome, domineering mother to get her progeny, the four Marx Brothers, into show business. Unfortunately, a tepid book and uneven score made this a flop in 1970 and it doesn't fare much better today, despite the valiant efforts of the MTG cast.

Groucho Returns to the Walnut With Frank Ferrante in AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Photo Groucho Returns to the Walnut With Frank Ferrante in AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

For one night only, Frank Ferrante will perform his acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in An Evening With Groucho. The performance that Variety called "a Tour de Force" will happen on the Walnut Mainstage on Monday, February 25. Ferrante also directed and is now performing in Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS at the Walnut, on stage now through March 3.

Review Roundup: Corbin Bleu Stars in ANYTHING GOES at Arena Stage Photo Review Roundup: Corbin Bleu Stars in ANYTHING GOES at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

Arena Stage presents Corbin Bleu (Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical; In the Heights; Disney Channel's High School Musical) as Billy Crocker and Soara-Joye Ross (Les Miserables, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess National Tour) as Reno Sweeney in Cole Porter's madcap seafaring musical, Anything Goes. Check out Corbin in photos from the shoe below!

Fascinating Frank Ferrante Returns to The Bartlett Performing Arts Center Photo Fascinating Frank Ferrante Returns to The Bartlett Performing Arts Center
by Caroline Sposto - Oct 10, 2018

For more than thirty-three years Frank Ferrante has been channeling Groucho Marx. His highly- acclaimed one-man show, 'An Evening with Groucho' has triumphed in New York, London, Australia, and across the U.S., as well as on PBS. Ferrante's tour-de-force stays fresh and fascinating because it relies so heavily on improv and audience interaction that, twelve-hundred shows later, no two performances are alike.

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/14 - PHANTOM, Photo Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/14 - PHANTOM, LEGALLY BLONDE, and More!
by BWW Special - Sep 14, 2018

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, LEGALLY BLONDE, AVENUE Q and More!

BWW Review: Nashville Rep's Outrageously Fun AVENUE Q Leaves Audiences Wanting More Photo BWW Review: Nashville Rep's Outrageously Fun AVENUE Q Leaves Audiences Wanting More
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 9, 2018

Never before have audiences responded with such startling enthusiasm and thunderous applause to a Nashville Repertory Theatre opening night - at least in my memory and I've been reviewing shows at the Rep for 30 years now - than what I witnessed last night as Avenue Q kicked off the company's 2018-19 season in astonishingly irreverent style. Theater historians would have a hard time finding a production in which Nashville Rep audiences had a better time celebrating diversity and internet porn while watching two puppets have unbridled and unrestrained sex even if they lack some of the parts necessary to consummate the act.

BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO at Gretna Theatre Photo BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO at Gretna Theatre
by Rich Mehrenberg - Aug 24, 2018

An Evening with Groucho proved to be a perfect reminder of how a single individual can make or break your night at the theater.

Heritage Theatre Festival To Present Madcap Marx Brothers Musical THE COCOANUTS Photo Heritage Theatre Festival To Present Madcap Marx Brothers Musical THE COCOANUTS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

Strap in, folks…things are about to get wild over at Heritage Theatre Festival with the classic Marx Brothers musical The Cocoanuts - coming to the Culbreth Theatre from July 20-29.

Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of ME AND MY GIRL? Photo Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of ME AND MY GIRL?
by Review Roundups - May 10, 2018

Encores! presents Me and My Girl as the final production of the Encores! at 25 season at New York City Center, which began last night! Let's find out what the critics had to say...

North Coast Repertory Theatre Presents AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Photo North Coast Repertory Theatre Presents AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

Award-winning actor/director Frank Ferrante re-creates his acclaimed New York and London stage portrayal celebrating America's greatest comedian - Groucho Marx.  You will feel as though Groucho is back, as Ferrante sings, dances and performs classic routines on the North Coast Rep stage, April 23 & 24 at 7:30pm.

An Evening With Groucho Comes to North Coast Rep Photo An Evening With Groucho Comes to North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

Award-winning actor/director Frank Ferrante re-creates his acclaimed New York and London stage portrayal celebrating America's greatest comedian - Groucho Marx. You will feel as though Groucho is back, as Ferrante sings, dances and performs classic routines on the North Coast Rep stage, April 23 & 24 at 7:30pm.

Sarasota Opera Announces New Opera House Film Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Sarasota Opera announces an expansion of their "HD at the Movie House" series entitled "Classic Moves at the Opera House." Originally designed as a movie house and vaudeville theater, Sarasota Opera is embracing the history of the building by bringing many of the classic films that once played at the theater when they originally premiered.

AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Comes to North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Award-winning actor/director Frank Ferrante re-creates his acclaimed New York and London stage portrayal celebrating America's greatest comedian - Groucho Marx.  You will feel as though Groucho is back, as Ferrante sings, dances and performs classic routines on the North Coast Rep stage, June 12 and 13th at 7:30pm.

Arizona Theatre Company Schedules Summer of Classic Films at Temple of Music & Art
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

With Arizona Theatre Company's (ATC) mainstage 2016-17 season completed after the run of the world premiere of Holmes and Watson, ATC has decided to leave the Temple of Music & Art theater dark this summer because it's the best way to watch movies, particularly the classics.

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