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Also Credited As: Melvin Brooks, Melvin Brooks
 
Date Of Birth:
June 28, 1926 (93)
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Bio:
Mel Brooks, director, producer, writer and actor, is in an elite group as one of the few entertainers to earn all four major entertainment prizes - the Tony, the Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar. His career began in television writing for Your Show of Shows and together with Buck Henry creating the long ... (read more)
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Date of Birth: June 28, 1926 (93)

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

Bio:
Mel Brooks, director, producer, writer and actor, is in an elite group as one of the few entertainers to earn all four major entertainment prizes - the Tony, the Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar. His career began in television writing for Your Show of Shows and together with Buck Henry creating the long ... (read more)
Inaugural YIDDISHFEST Announces Full Lineup of Events Inaugural YIDDISHFEST Announces Full Lineup of Events
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019

The Yiddishkayt Initiative (YI) (Avi Hoffman, Producing Artistic Director) and Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) have announced the full lineup of events for the inaugural YI Love New York YiddishFest. This selection of performances, screenings, and discussions centered around Jewish culture and Yiddish entertainment will play several New York City venues from December 21-29. Reservations are required for all events and can be made at www.yiddishfest.org. (more...)

Renée Taylor Recalls Husband Joseph Bologna Urging Her to Write MY LIFE ON A DIET Renée Taylor Recalls Husband Joseph Bologna Urging Her to Write MY LIFE ON A DIET
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019

Emmy Award-winning actress and writer Renée Taylor a?" known to millions as Fran Fine's food obsessed mother, Sylvia, on a?oeThe Nannya?? a?" opened November 22nd to unanimous rave reviews in her comedy smash MY LIFE ON A DIET at George Street Playhouse. Called a?oefascinating, lighthearted and spicya?? by The New York Times, MY LIFE ON A DIET, an autobiographical comedy written by Ms. Taylor and her late husband Joseph Bologna, had an enormously successful run last season Off-Broadway under the direction of Mr. Bologna. In this brief performance video, Renée recalls how her husband encouraged her to write the play. The clip also features a hilarious anecdote about Jerry Lewis: (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes LITTLE BLACK DRESS Co-Writer, Star Danielle Trzcinski The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes LITTLE BLACK DRESS Co-Writer, Star Danielle Trzcinski
by West of Broadway - Dec 2, 2019

On this episode of West of Broadway, Lara Scott talks with Danielle Trzcinski, co-writer and star of Little Black Dress, the fearlessly funny ladies' night out musical. Come learn about the making of a show that is one wild and unforgettable evening with its hilarious show-stopping musical numbers, 'Magic Mike'-influenced dancing, and loads of improvised audience mayhem! (more...)

Mel Brooks' THE PRODUCERS Comes to South Africa in 2020 Mel Brooks' THE PRODUCERS Comes to South Africa in 2020
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2019

Based on the hilarious 1968 film, Mel Brooks' The Producers is a laugh out-loud, outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical-comedy that has been a smash hit since its 2001 debut. (more...)

Renée Taylor Hilariously Recalls Auditioning for Tennessee Williams in MY LIFE ON A DIET Renée Taylor Hilariously Recalls Auditioning for Tennessee Williams in MY LIFE ON A DIET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019

Emmy Award-winning actress and writer Renée Taylor - known to millions as Fran Fine's food obsessed mother, Sylvia, on 'The Nanny' - opened November 22nd to unanimous rave reviews in her comedy smash MY LIFE ON A DIET at George Street Playhouse. Called 'fascinating, lighthearted and spicy' by The New York Times, MY LIFE ON A DIET, an autobiographical comedy written by Ms. Taylor and her late husband Joseph Bologna, had an enormously successful run last season Off-Broadway under the direction of Mr. Bologna. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch a New Trailer for MEL BROOKS: UNWRAPPED VIDEO: Watch a New Trailer for MEL BROOKS: UNWRAPPED
by Stage Tube - Nov 25, 2019

A look back at comedy icon Mel Brooks' legendary career in film and television, debuts December 13 on HBO. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mark William Holds a CD Release Concert at The Green Room 42 Photo Coverage: Mark William Holds a CD Release Concert at The Green Room 42
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 24, 2019

Mark William: Come Croon With Me is now available on CD, digital download, and all streaming platforms. Hailed as the “Album Of The Year” by Peter Filichia (Broadway Radio), the CD release was celebrated at the premiere performance of Mark's all new show Mark William: Feeling Good at The Green Room 42 (570 10th Ave, New York) on Friday, November 22 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Renée Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET Opens Tonight at George Street Playhouse Renée Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET Opens Tonight at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019

Emmy Award-winning actress and writer Renée Taylor - known to millions as Fran Fine's food obsessed mother, Sylvia, on 'The Nanny' - brings her acclaimed comedy smash MY LIFE ON A DIET to George Street Playhouse, with the official Opening Night set for tonight (Friday) at 8 pm. Called 'fascinating, lighthearted and spicy' by The New York Times, MY LIFE ON A DIET, an autobiographical comedy written by Ms. Taylor and her late husband Joseph Bologna, had an enormously successful run last season Off-Broadway under the direction of Mr. Bologna. (more...)

Celebrate Mark William's CD Release at The Green Room 42 Celebrate Mark William's CD Release at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019

Mark William: Come Croon With Me, the Yellow Sound Label debut recording of Mark William. Featuring the songs in his critically acclaimed nightclub act, Come Croon With Me_, is now available on CD, digital download, and all streaming platforms as of today. (more...)

Join The Fun And Enter The “Howling” 20s With Wolfbane! Join The Fun And Enter The “Howling” 20s With Wolfbane!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2019

Wolfbane Productions has announced its upcoming 2020 seasona?"and it's the biggest and best yet! For the first time in its 11-year history, Wolfbane will be hosting a full 12-month season of programming and special events. Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Wolfbane is offering holiday savings on tickets, merchandise, season passes, and more from now until December 3, 2019!  (more...)

HBO to Debut MEL BROOKS UNWRAPPED HBO to Debut MEL BROOKS UNWRAPPED
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2019

From the groundbreaking TV series “Your Show of Shows” to landmark films like “Blazing Saddles” and “Young Frankenstein,” Mel Brooks has been one of the most influential voices in comedy. Now, this entertainment legend looks back on his remarkable career in MEL BROOKS UNWRAPPED, debuting FRIDAY, DEC. 13 (9:00-10:10 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. (more...)

BWW Interview: Renée Taylor in MY LIFE ON A DIET at George Street Playhouse BWW Interview: Renée Taylor in MY LIFE ON A DIET at George Street Playhouse
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 20, 2019

George Street Playhouse continues their 2019/2020 season with 'My Life on a Diet,' a one-woman show co-written Renée Taylor and Joseph Bologna, starring Renée Taylor and directed by Joseph Bologna. Broadwayworld.com thoroughly enjoyed chatting with Renée Taylor about the show at GSP, and more. (more...)

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Brings Jokes, Skits, Song and Dance to Herberger Theater OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Brings Jokes, Skits, Song and Dance to Herberger Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019

Philip Roger Roy and Playhouse Productions, Inc. announce a limited engagement of the off Broadway hit Old Jews Telling Jokes at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe in Phoenix. The national touring production will open on Christmas Day, Wed., Dec. 25 at 7 pm and continue through Sun., January 19, 2020. (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes Dan'Yelle Williamson from the SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Tour The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes Dan'Yelle Williamson from the SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Tour
by West of Broadway - Nov 19, 2019

In this episode of West of Broadway, Lara Scott talks with the Diva Donna herself, DAN'YELLE WILLIAMSON Currently starring in the national tour of Summer, The Donna Summer Musical. Now playing at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre until November 24th. Tickets available at HollywoodPantages.com. (more...)

Performances Begin Tonight For Renée Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET At George Street Playhouse Performances Begin Tonight For Renée Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET At George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019

Emmy Award-winning actress and writer Renée Taylor a?" known to millions as Fran Fine's food obsessed mother, Sylvia, on a?oeThe Nannya?? a?" is bringing her acclaimed comedy smash MY LIFE ON A DIET to George Street Playhouse beginning tonight (Tuesday) at 8 pm. Opening Night is set for this Friday, November 22nd. Called a?oefascinating, lighthearted and spicya?? by The New York Times, MY LIFE ON A DIET, an autobiographical comedy written by Ms. Taylor and her late husband Joseph Bologna, had an enormously successful run last season Off-Broadway under the direction of Mr. Bologna. (more...)

The Walnut Street Theatre to Present THE GIFTS OF THE MAGI The Walnut Street Theatre to Present THE GIFTS OF THE MAGI
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019

The Walnut Street Theatre continues its 2019-20 Independence Studio on 3 season with O. Henry's classic tale, THE GIFTS OF THE MAGI. Directed by Jesse Bernstein, the production begins previews on November 12, opens November 21, and continues through December 22. (more...)

BWW Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Concordia College BWW Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Concordia College
by Brian Michaels - Nov 17, 2019

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VIDEO: Renée Taylor Recalls Jack Paar in MY LIFE ON A DIET VIDEO: Renée Taylor Recalls Jack Paar in MY LIFE ON A DIET
by Stage Tube - Nov 14, 2019

Emmy Award-winning actress and writer Renée Taylor a?" known to millions as Fran Fine's food obsessed mother, Sylvia, on a?oeThe Nannya?? a?" will bring her comedy smash MY LIFE ON A DIET to George Street Playhouse beginning this Tuesday, November 19th. Called a?oefascinating, lighthearted and spicya?? by The New York Times, MY LIFE ON A DIET, an autobiographical comedy written by Ms. Taylor and her late husband Joseph Bologna, had an enormously successful run last season Off-Broadway under the direction of Mr. Bologna. In this brief performance video, Renée shares a priceless anecdote about legendary (pre-Carson) a?oeTonight Showa?? host Jack Paar: (more...)

Photo Flash: SHREK THE MUSICAL Opens at the Walnut Street Theatre Photo Flash: SHREK THE MUSICAL Opens at the Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019

Walnut Street Theatre (WST) continues its 211th season with the hilarious Broadway hit, SHREK THE MUSICAL. Directed by Glenn Casale and choreographed by Robbie Roby, the production begins previews on November 5, opens November 13, and continues through January 5 on the Walnut's Mainstage. The greatest fairy tale never told comes to life as never before in SHREK THE MUSICAL, the award-winning Broadway musical based on the Oscar-winning movie. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At Renée Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET At George Street Playhouse Photo Flash: First Look At Renée Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET At George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019

Emmy Award-winning actress and writer Renée Taylor – known to millions as Fran Fine's food obsessed mother, Sylvia, on “The Nanny” – will bring her comedy smash MY LIFE ON A DIET to George Street Playhouse beginning this Tuesday, November 19th. Called “fascinating, lighthearted and spicy” by The New York Times, MY LIFE ON A DIET, an autobiographical comedy written by Ms. Taylor and her late husband Joseph Bologna, had an enormously successful run last season Off-Broadway under the direction of Mr. Bologna. (more...)

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