Merv Griffin News

 
Date of Birth: July 06, 1925
Date of Death: August 12, 2007 (82)
Birth Place: San Mateo, CA, USA
Gender: Male
Tomatoes Got Talent Winner Teresa Fischer Presents MORE THAN YOU KNOW At 53 AboveTomatoes Got Talent Winner Teresa Fischer Presents MORE THAN YOU KNOW At 53 Above
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

53 Above presents 4th Annual Tomatoes Got Talent winner Teresa Fischer in More than You Know-a Rosemary Clooney tribute-on Wednesday, March 13th at 7:00 pm. Musical direction by Paul Chamlin. Fischer sings the Clooney songbook and tells the story of her return to the stage following a mental collapse in 1968. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019

Cabaret maven Teresa Fischer sings the hits of Rosemary Clooney and tells the story of her return to the stage following a mental collapse in 1968. Paul Chamlin Musical Directs. (more...)

All Broadway Theatres Will Dim Lights for Carol Channing Jan. 16All Broadway Theatres Will Dim Lights for Carol Channing Jan. 16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Carol Channing, a Tony Award winner and theatrical legend, who passed away on Tuesday, January 15 at age 97. To commemorate her life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of Broadway theatres in New York for one minute on Wednesday, January 16 at exactly 7:45pm.  (more...)

World Premiere Play MAVERICK Depicts Orson Welles' Final DaysWorld Premiere Play MAVERICK Depicts Orson Welles' Final Days
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

Executive Producers Pam Carter and The Cliplight Theater, in conjunction with Amanda Cooper/ALC Management, are pleased to announce the world premiere of Maverick, co-authored by Frank Beacham and George Demas. A dramatization of co-author Beacham's real-life experience collaborating with Orson Welles in the months leading up to his death, Maverick begins previews at The Connelly Theater (220 E. 4th St., between Ave. A & Ave. B) on February 6, with opening night set for February 13 for a limited run through March 2. Tickets, priced $30-$50, are available at www.mavericktheplay.com. (more...)

She's Back!!! AN EVENING OF CLASSIC LILY TOMLIN At The McCallum TheatreShe's Back!!! AN EVENING OF CLASSIC LILY TOMLIN At The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Dec 14, 2018

The McCallum Theatre welcomes the return of Lily Tomlin and "An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin" on Saturday, January 12, at 8:00pm. Lily Tomlin has been delighting audiences since the first time she muttered "one ringy-dingy" on Rowan & Martin's "Laugh-In." In this hilarious one-woman show, Lily performs more than a dozen of her timeless characters, from Ernestine to Mrs. Beasley to Edith Ann. The Grammy, Tony, and Emmy winner uses a fantastic range of voices, gestures, and movements to conjure up a cast of characters "with all the apparent ease of a magician pulling a whole menagerie of animals from a single hat" (New York Daily News). This warm and affecting performance is filled with comic insights and wry, witty observations about the human condition. (more...)

Andrea McArdle And Donna McKechnie Celebrate Sondheim And Hamlisch At Feinstein's At The NikkoAndrea McArdle And Donna McKechnie Celebrate Sondheim And Hamlisch At Feinstein's At The Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

Two of Broadway's most endearing leading ladies-Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie-celebrate two of America's most beloved musical theatre composers-Stephen Sondheim and Marvin Hamlisch-at Feinstein's at the Nikko on Friday, January 18 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, January 19 (8 p.m.). (more...)

Photo Flash: ANNIE Celebrates Opening Night at Cent. Stage Co.Photo Flash: ANNIE Celebrates Opening Night at Cent. Stage Co.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

Centenary Stage Company's family holiday spectacular opens this weekend with everyone's favorite orphan in Annie the musical. Annie opens Friday November 23 and runs through December 9 at the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ. Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including 'Tomorrow.' (more...)

Teresa Fischer Presents MORE THAN YOU KNOW at 53 AboveTeresa Fischer Presents MORE THAN YOU KNOW at 53 Above
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

More Than You Know explores Rosemary Clooney's musical choices and career after her return to the stage and recording studio following a mental collapse in 1968. Her journey was often difficult and painful but she persevered to become one of the greatest interpreters of song in the 20th century. No longer "the girl next door" - Rosemary returned as a consummate musician with a warmer tone, a love for swing and an open heart that shared joy, pain and the wisdom of her years and no better artist to showcase her songbook than Teresa Fischer with themes of love, loss, joy, and second chances in this tribute to the 'Girl Singer'. Teresa Fischer has long wanted to sing this songbook and now is the perfect moment as the richness of her own career helps her to understand these songs in a way that the inimitable Rosemary Clooney did and as only Teresa can today. (more...)

Jan Daley Will Play Catalina Jazz Club In HollywoodJan Daley Will Play Catalina Jazz Club In Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Vocalist Jan Daley, who resumed her career last year after a nearly 20-year absence, landing two bestselling CD's at the top of the Billboard Jazz Chart, will perform her new show, "An Evening With Jan Daley," at the popular Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Wed., Nov. 14 at 8:30 PM. (more...)

Teresa Fischer Brings MORE THAN YOU KNOW to 53 AboveTeresa Fischer Brings MORE THAN YOU KNOW to 53 Above
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2018

More Than You Know explores Rosemary Clooney's musical choices and career after her return to the stage and recording studio following a mental collapse in 1968. Her journey was often difficult and painful but she persevered to become one of the greatest interpreters of song in the 20th century. No longer "the girl next door" - Rosemary returned as a consummate musician with a warmer tone, a love for swing and an open heart that shared joy, pain and the wisdom of her years and no better artist to showcase her songbook than Teresa Fischer with themes of love, loss, joy, and second chances in this tribute to the 'Girl Singer'. Teresa Fischer has long wanted to sing this songbook and now is the perfect moment as the richness of her own career helps her to understand these songs in a way that the inimitable Rosemary Clooney did and as only Teresa can today. (more...)

Barbara Minkus Brings 18 MINUTES OF FAME To NYCBarbara Minkus Brings 18 MINUTES OF FAME To NYC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

18 Minutes of Fame: A Musical Journey with Barbara Minkus(formerly called I'm Not Famous) will have its New York Premiere on Saturday, November 10th at 7 PM at The Triad,158 West 72nd Street, NYC, and continue on Sunday, November 11th at 3 PM and Monday, November 12th at 7 PM  This limited NY engagement follows two nights at The Pico in LA.  Andy Warhol said everyone would have their 15 minutes of fame.  Barbara's had a bit more! (more...)

The Music Of Henry Mancini Comes to The Soraya This MonthThe Music Of Henry Mancini Comes to The Soraya This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

An American icon comes home.  During the early years of his career, American composer, conductor and arranger Henry Mancini and his family lived not far from where California State University, Northridge campus now stands.  On Saturday, October 13 at 8pm, Mancini's music comes home to Northridge as The Soraya presents Moon River and the Music of Henry Mancini.  Starring Monica Mancini with special guest three-time Tony nominated Joshua Henry, Moon River and the Music of Henry Mancini features Gregg Field as Music Director and Chris Walden conducting the New West Symphony.   (more...)

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Hosts An Evening Of Classic Lily TomlinThe Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Hosts An Evening Of Classic Lily Tomlin
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

One of America's foremost comediennes, Lily Tomlin will play the Fred Kavli Theatre, Friday, October 12, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. The seven-time Emmy and Tony Award-winning American comedic legend will showcase over a dozen of her timeless characters from Ernestine to Edith Ann. (more...)

Jan Daley To Play MartinisJan Daley To Play Martinis
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

Vocalist Jan Daley, who resumed her career last year after a nearly 20-year absence, landing two bestselling CD's on the Billboard Jazz Chart, will perform her new show, "An Evening With Jan Daley," at the popular Martinis On Fourth in San Diego, on Wed., Sept. 12 at 8:00 P.M. (more...)

Kal Rudman Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement AwardKal Rudman Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

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Cesear's Forum Presents Lee Mackey & Ron Newell In CLEVELAND THEATRE STORIESCesear's Forum Presents Lee Mackey & Ron Newell In CLEVELAND THEATRE STORIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

Cesear's Forum, Cleveland's small non-profit professional theatre company, is pleased to announce a performance benefit entitled; CLEVELAND THEATRE STORIES with Lee Mackey & Ron Newell.  (more...)

TVS TV Networks.Com Launches Classic Talk Show Channel with Joan Rivers, Merv Griffin, Larry King, and Johnny CarsonTVS TV Networks.Com Launches Classic Talk Show Channel with Joan Rivers, Merv Griffin, Larry King, and Johnny Carson
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

TVS TV Networks.Com, the 57 TVS 'Micro Channel' service, has added a Joan Rivers talk show to establish the TVS Classic Talk Show TVS 'Micro Channel' on the service. TVS will cover the top TV talk shows and their hosts from the first forty years of commercial television 1948-1987. Johnny Carson, Larry King, and Merv Griffin also currently appear on the channel, with Phil Donohue, Mike Douglas, Joey Bishop, Les Crane, Mike Wallace, Dick Cavett, David Brenner, and others soon to be added. TVS Television Network, operator of the TVS TV Networks.Com service, is the fourth oldest commercial broadcast television network in the USA. TVS was founded in 1960 and has produced and/or distributed thousands of sports, music, public affairs, and entertainment television shows. TVS Classic Talk Show Channel will also feature the top talk show hosts in some of their other TV roles over their careers. TVS Ad Sales.Com, headed by Jerry Wolff, will organize CPM, PI, DR, barter goods for time, product placement, and signature program advertising opportunities for all 57 of the TVS 'Micro Channels' on TVS TV Networks.Com. TVS Television Network.Com is located in the Greater Los Angeles area. TVS Magazines.Com is located in Atlanta. TVS Ad Sales.Com is located in Miami and New York. TVS Radio Network.Com is located in Las Vegas. (more...)

TVS Nostalgia Network.Com Expands Programming to Include TVS Color Classics Ad Supported Direct to Consumer Video on DemandTVS Nostalgia Network.Com Expands Programming to Include TVS Color Classics Ad Supported Direct to Consumer Video on Demand
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

TVS Nostalgia Network.Com has become an all black and white classic TV service from the TVS Television Network. Color programming from the first forty years of broadcast TV are now seen on the TVS Color Classics 'TVS Micro Channel' on Daily Motion.Com. Both ad supported, free to view, video on demand, direct to consumer, post cable networks can be accessed at TVS Nostalgia Network.Com. TVS Classic Sports Network.Com carries the TVS Classic Sports library. The black and white focus on TVS Nostalgia Network became necessary by the vast amount of TVS Classic TV programming. Dick Van Dyke Show, Red Skelton, Jack Benny, Johnny Carson Show, Beverly Hillbillies, Andy Griffith, Sky King, Loretta Young, Fury, and Joe Palooka are some of the 250 shows on the channel. The color classics on the TVS Color Classics Channel include Doris Day, Bonanza, Barbary Coast, Lucy Show, Rich Little Show, Dick Van Dyke Variety Hour, Branded, Lotsa Luck, Merv Griffin Show, Joan Rivers Show, Wild Kingdom, Mike Douglas Show, and Hello World. This channel will also have a selection of 250 shows. All TVS programming since 1960 is free to view and advertising supported. TVS Ad Sales.Com, headed by pioneer cable TV ad marketing executive Jerry Wolff, coordinates with per inquiry advertisers, direct response advertisers, signature series advertisers, companies that barter good for ad time, and product placement opportunities. TVS Television Network currently operates twenty direct to consumer post cable TV channels such as TVS Television Network.Com, TVS Classic Sports Network.Com, TVS Consumer Direct.Com home shopping network, IWA Wrestling Parade.Com, TVS SPORT Magazine.Com, TVS Women SPORT.Com, TVS Tavern TV Illustrated.Com, and Boxing Illustrated.Net. TVS also operates TVS TV Networks.Com, a 72 'TVS Micro Channel' service on the Daily Motion.Com platform. TVS Television Network is the fourth oldest commercial broadcast TV network in the USA. Founded in 1960, TVS has produced and distributed thousands of TV shows nationally via broadcast, cable, IPTV, OTT, and Mobile platforms. TVS Television Network.Com is located in the Greater Los Angeles area. TVS Ad Sales.Com is located in Miami and New York. TVS Magazines.Com is located in Atlanta. TVS Radio Network.Com is located in Las Vegas. (more...)

BWW Interview: THE SHOW GOES ON! Broadway,Television And Screen Icon Kaye Ballard Talks About Her New Documentary Film And MoreBWW Interview: THE SHOW GOES ON! Broadway,Television And Screen Icon Kaye Ballard Talks About Her New Documentary Film And More
by David Green - Jun 4, 2018

On May 20, The Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs previewed an incredible new documentary, 'The Show Goes On', about the life and career of Broadway, Film and Television Icon Kaye Ballard to a 'more than full house'. In fact, two theatres were opened for the screening since demand far exceeded the number of seats in the main house. With her typically self-deprecating humor, Ms. Ballard proclaims herself 'The Greatest Star You Hardly Knew', and the beautifully constructed 90 minute film details her extraordinary accomplishments from Broadway's 'Carnival', 'The Golden Apple', 'Molly' and 'Pirates Of Penzance' to her stellar nightclub, film and television career including 'The Doris Day Show' and the beloved and  iconic 'Mother's In Law' with Eve Arden. It highlights the extraordinary talents of Ms. Ballard and doesn't shy away from the disappointments and challenges along the way, featuring interviews with Woody Allen, Carol Channing, Hal Prince, Carol Burnett, Michael Feinstein, Joy Behar and more. Hal Prince boldly states 'if Kaye Ballard had been cast as the mother in 'Gypsy,' 'she would have made history.' I had the chance to visit with Ms. Ballard at her home on 'Kaye Ballard Lane' in Rancho Mirage (the home formerly owned by her friend and TV director, Desi Arnaz) to talk about the film and more. Here are a few excerpts from the conversation: (more...)

getTV Will Honor the 50th Anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy's Death with his Historic Episode of THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOWgetTV Will Honor the 50th Anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy's Death with his Historic Episode of THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2018

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Robert F. Kennedy, getTV will air a historic episode of “The Merv Griffin Show” featuring the late Senator, on June 6 at 9:00PM ET/8C. The show originally aired October 3, 1967, six months before Kennedy officially declared himself a candidate for President in the 1968 election. (more...)

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