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Date of Death: August 12, 2007 (82)

Birth Place: San Mateo, CA, USA

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Photos: Singer/Actress Karen Akers Returns to Birdland
by Stephi Wild - May 29, 2024


Birdland was thrilled to once again present singer/actress Karen Akers at the iconic club on Monday, May 27.

Brooklyn's Piper Theatre Company Return To Edinburgh Fringe Festival With THE BLOODY BALLAD OF BETTE DAVIS A New Musical
by A.A. Cristi - May 21, 2024


Brooklyn's Piper Theatre Company returns to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with 'The Bloody Battle of Bette Davis,' a new musical exploring the alleged witchcraft of Hollywood star Bette Davis.

Birdland Jazz Presents The Return Of Karen Akers In WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE This Month
by A.A. Cristi - May 7, 2024


Acclaimed vocalist and actress, Karen Akers, returns to Birdland with her popular show, WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE, on May 27.

Broadway Baby Andrea McArdle to perform in Follies in Las Vegas
by Debbie Hall - Apr 4, 2024


FOLLIES, Stephen Sondheim, and James Goldman’s legendary production will be brought to life in a spectacular performance featuring a 45-person cast, including 12 of Las Vegas’s original showgirls. The limited-run engagement will be a star-studded affair at Access Showroom at Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa, April 11-14.

Freda Payne Brings A TRIBUTE TO ELLA FITZGERALD to Marin Center's Showcase Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Dec 15, 2023


Motown, Broadway, concert and multi-Grammy-nominated recording star Freda Payne will present her nationally acclaimed musical show, A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, for one-night only Friday, February 16 at 8 p.m. at Marin Center's Showcase Theatre.

Photos: Karen Akers Brings WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE To Birdland
by Stephi Wild - Nov 22, 2023


Birdland recently presented singer/actress Karen Akers at the iconic club on Monday, November 20. The show, titled “Water Under The Bridge,” was directed by Sara Louise Lazarus, musical directed by Alex Rybeck, with Tom Hubbard on bass. Check out photos here!

Karen Akers to Present WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE at Birdland in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 25, 2023


BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present award-winning vocalist Karen Akers, who returns to the venue with the special evening “Water Under the Bridge,” on Monday, November 20 at 7:00 PM.

Interview: Lisa Dawn Miller Of FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE At 54 Below
by Rob Lester - Oct 3, 2023


'For Once in my life, I have someone who needs me...' and WE need to hear this and more written by the man who wrote those words sung by Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, and a zillion others, including his daughter (whom we interview) and her son. (Both will be in the show on October 8.)

Interview: Tommi Rose on LA CAGE Reigniting His Career & Passion
by Gil Kaan - Oct 1, 2023


La Cage, an immersive variety show inspired by the La Cage Aux Folles nightclub (which opened in 1981 on La Cienega Blvd) will launch the Hollywood Roosevelt’s iconic Cinegrill Theatre October 5, 2023, and then run every Friday through January 19, 2024. Original La Cage member Tommi Rose steps into the formidable emcee heels of the La Cage Aux Folles nightclub drag legend James 'Gypsy' Haake in this new re-imagined La Cage!

Alex Joseph Grayson Joins Cast For York Theatre Company's 'Musicals In Mufti' Presentation of HOW TO STEAL AN ELECTION
by Stephi Wild - Aug 14, 2023


The York Theatre Company has announced that Alex Joseph Grayson, direct from the Broadway revival of Parade, has joined the cast of *How to Steal an Election: A Dirty Politics Musical,with music and lyrics by Oscar Brand and book by William F. Brown, the first offering of the Fall Musicals in Mufti* series.

Steve Guttenberg Reunites with Elementary School Teacher at Bay Street Theater's TALES FROM THE GUTTENBERG BIBLE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 11, 2023


A heartwarming reunion last night at Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts brought together former student and teacher.

Cast & Creative Team Announced For York Theatre Company's Musicals In Mufti Presentation Of HOW TO STEAL AN ELECTION
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 1, 2023


The York Theatre Company, has announced the cast and creative team for its first Musicals in Mufti offering of 2023: How to Steal an Election: A Dirty Politics Musical, with music and lyrics by Oscar Brand and book by William F. Brown.

TALES FROM THE GUTTENBERG BIBLE Begins This Week at Bay Street Theater
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2023


Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts presents TALES FROM THE GUTTENBERG BIBLE, beginning Tuesday night with a 'Pay What You Can' performance. The show continues nightly in previews with the red carpet opening on Saturday, August 5. The show will run through August 27. 

The York Theatre Company to Present the Return of the MUSICALS IN MUFTI Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 17, 2023


Discover the magic of The York Theatre Company's Musicals in Mufti series, where celebrated musicals are brought to life in an intimate and stripped-down format. Immerse yourself in the timeless melodies and captivating stories of classic musical theater. Don't miss the highly anticipated return of this acclaimed series.

TALES FROM THE GUTTENBERG BIBLE Comes to Bay Street Theater
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2023


Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the exciting, new comedy TALES FROM THE GUTTENBERG BIBLE, a sparkling narrative written by and starring film star Steve Guttenberg (star of Diner, Cocoon, Three Men and a Baby and Police Academy franchises), will be the season finale of Bay Street’s 2023 Mainstage Season.

Sara Toby Moore to Star in ATOMIC COMIC at Z Space Beginning Next Month
by Blair Ingenthron - May 20, 2023


ATOMIC COMIC - A Human Cartoon Fantasia, written by and starring Sara Toby Moore will be performed beginning Friday, June 30, 2023, with an opening night scheduled for Saturday, July 1. Additional performances will be on July 6, 7, and 8, 2023 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) All shows will be at 8:00 pm.

Review Roundup: TALES FROM THE GUTTENBERG BIBLE at George Street Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2023


See what the critics are saying about Tales from the Guttenberg Bible at George Street Playhouse.

REVIEW: TALES FROM THE GUTTENBERG BIBLE at George Street Playhouse Tells the Amazing and Fascinating Story of Film Star, Steve Guttenberg
by Marina Kennedy - May 2, 2023


'Tales from the Guttenberg Bible' is now on stage at George Street Playhouse (GSP). This is a must-see show starring Steve Guttenberg who recounts his incredible journey as a movie star.

Interview: Rosie O'Donnell on Moving 'Onward' With New Podcast
by Michael Major - May 2, 2023


Rosie O'Donnell moved from standup to television, film and the Broadway stage before finding widespread success as a talk-show host. Now, she's moving 'Onward' into the podcast world! BroadwayWorld sat down with O'Donnell to discuss the new podcast, also taking a look back on The Rosie O'Donnell Show, her love of Broadway, and more.

Video: Steve Guttenberg Is Getting Ready to Tell His Story in TALES OF THE GUTTENBERG BIBLE
by Backstage Live with Richard Ridge - Apr 28, 2023


Performances have begun for George Street Playhouse's world premiere of Tales from the Guttenberg Bible written by and starring Steve Guttenberg at the Arthur Laurents Theater at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. In this video, Steve chats with Richard Ridge ahead of the start of performances!

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