Molly Picon News

Date of Birth: June 01, 1898
Date of Death: April 05, 1992 (93)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Female
Photo Flash: Randie Levine-Miller's SHOWSTOPPER DIVAS/DIVOS Benefits The Actors FundPhoto Flash: Randie Levine-Miller's SHOWSTOPPER DIVAS/DIVOS Benefits The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Randie Levine-Miller hosted a megawatt 'Showstopper Divas/Divos' concert at The Triad Monday night. It starred Beth Fowler; Lee Roy Reams; Adam Grupper; Barbara Minkus; Richard Skipper; Susan Vardy, and Kathleen Waters, and it benefited The Actors Fund. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below! (more...)

Lee Roy Reams and Beth Fowler to Headline Randie Levine-Miller's SHOWSTOPPER Concert at The TriadLee Roy Reams and Beth Fowler to Headline Randie Levine-Miller's SHOWSTOPPER Concert at The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Singing impresario Randie Levine-Miller hosts a special edition of her long-running Showstopper Divas/Divos series at The Triad, 158 West 72nd Street, on Monday, September 18, at 7pm. (more...)

I'M NOT FAMOUS - A MUSICAL JOURNEY WITH BARBARA MINKUS Extends Through JulyI'M NOT FAMOUS - A MUSICAL JOURNEY WITH BARBARA MINKUS Extends Through July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

I'm Not Famous - a Musical Journey with Barbara Minkus, a dynamite world premiere musical starring 'tiny, talented terrific Barbara Minkus' (backstage) extends at Santa Monica Playhouse with added days and dates. (more...)

I'M NOT FAMOUS - A MUSICAL JOURNEY WITH BARBARA MINKUS Extends Through JulyI'M NOT FAMOUS - A MUSICAL JOURNEY WITH BARBARA MINKUS Extends Through July
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

I'm Not Famous - a Musical Journey with Barbara Minkus, a dynamite world premiere musical starring 'tiny, talented terrific Barbara Minkus' (backstage) extends at Santa Monica Playhouse with added days and dates. (more...)

The World Premiere of I'M NOT FAMOUS - A Musical Journey with Barbara Minkus  Opens 4/23The World Premiere of I'M NOT FAMOUS - A Musical Journey with Barbara Minkus Opens 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Santa Monica Playhouse presents 'tiny, talented terrific Barbara Minkus' (Backstage) in a dynamite world premiere musical, I'm Not Famous - a Musical Journey with Barbara Minkus, a funny, poignant and powerful evening of theatre laced with shared private moments, personal tidbits, and a plethora of musical delights from film, television and Broadway star Barbara Minkus. Helmed by renowned performer/director Susan Morgenstern, with musical accompaniment by Ron Barnett, I'm Not Famous opens Sunday,April 23 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Jerry Herman's MILK AND HONEY Gets A Spirited Concert Staging at The YorkBWW Review: Jerry Herman's MILK AND HONEY Gets A Spirited Concert Staging at The York
by Michael Dale - Feb 1, 2017

When Jerry Herman was pegged by producer Gerard Oestreicher to write the score for a Broadway musical set in the fledgling State of Israel, he was a 28-year-old composer/lyricist mostly known for writing clever lyrics and snazzy tunes for Greenwich Village topical reviews like NIGHTCAP and PARADE. But now, instead of writing for hip, downtown performers like Charles Nelson Reilly and Dody Goodman, he'd be penning a romantic score for opera stars Mimi Benzell and Robert Weede, with special comic relief material for Yiddish Theatre legend Molly Picon. (more...)

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT Concert of Re-Discovered Yiddish Theater Songs Announces Schedule ChangesLIGHT UP THE NIGHT Concert of Re-Discovered Yiddish Theater Songs Announces Schedule Changes
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

The performance schedule has been changed for 'Light Up The Night,' a theatrical concert of rediscovered and restored Yiddish theater songs by Ellstein, Goldfaden, Olshanetsky, Rumshinsky, and Secunda, to be presented by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) January 1 in Edmond J. Safra Hall at Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, Manhattan.† Originally two shows were planned, at†2:00 PM and 6:00 PM.† The†2:00 PM†performance continues as scheduled but the†6:00 PM†performance has been canceled. (more...)

HELLO, DOLLY! Alumni to Celebrate Show's 53rd Anniversary with Richard SkipperHELLO, DOLLY! Alumni to Celebrate Show's 53rd Anniversary with Richard Skipper
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

It all began 53 years ago when Carol Channing opened HELLO, DOLLY! on January 16, 1964, at The St. James Theatre. To celebrate this milestone, Richard Skipper Celebrates the 53rd Anniversary of†Hello, Dolly!†on†January 16, 2017,†at†7pm†at the Triad†on 158 West 72nd Street in NYC. (more...)

NY Public Library's Lewis and Dorothy Cullman Curator Doug Reside on the Highlights of 2016NY Public Library's Lewis and Dorothy Cullman Curator Doug Reside on the Highlights of 2016
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Dec 15, 2016

BroadwayWorld continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by†Doug Reside, Lewis and Dorothy Cullman Curator for the Billy Rose Theatre Division,†The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on: Political Satires in The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Theatre on highlights from 2016. (more...)

Folksbienne Theater Welcomes Hannuakh with KIDS & YIDDISHFolksbienne Theater Welcomes Hannuakh with KIDS & YIDDISH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

To renew a cherished Hannukah tradition, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) will present 'Kids & Yiddish,' a musical theatrical funfest that teaches Yiddish to kids primarily through songs and song parodies. The show gleefully mixes Jewish folk traditions with popular culture and satirizes some of the latest fads on TV, all the while cleverly weaving in Yiddish words and phrases. (more...)

Folksbiene's LIGHT UP THE NIGHT: a Concert of Yiddish Theater ComposersFolksbiene's LIGHT UP THE NIGHT: a Concert of Yiddish Theater Composers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

†To ring in the New Year, on†January 1†National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) will present 'Light Up The Night,' a concert of rediscovered and restored pre- and post-WWII music from the theatrical works of the great composers of the Golden Age of Yiddish Theater.† These include Ellstein, Goldfaden, Olshanetsky, Rumshinsky and Secunda.† All are leading songwriters from the era of 'The Golden Bride,' which was presented by Folksbiene Theatre in 2015 and 2016.† The cast will feature performers who were acclaimed in that production, backed by a 16-piece orchestra.† The production is in Yiddish with projected supertitles.† The full concert will be offered twice, at†2:00 PM and 6:00 PM, in Edmond J. Safra Hall at Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place. (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene to Welcome Hannukah with KIDS & YIDDISH Next MonthNational Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene to Welcome Hannukah with KIDS & YIDDISH Next Month
by BroadwayWorld JR - Nov 22, 2016

To renew a cherished Hannukah tradition, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) will present 'Kids & Yiddish,' a musical theatrical funfest that teaches Yiddish to kids primarily through songs and song parodies. (more...)

Newly-Discovered Marx Bros. Footage!Newly-Discovered Marx Bros. Footage!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

'Marx Bros. & The Golden Age of Vaudeville,' a one-week festival including brand new restorations of the team's first five feature comedies, along with special programs devoted to the halcyon days of vaudeville, will run at Film Forum from Today, September 23 through Thursday, September 29. (more...)

Newly-Discovered Marx Bros. Footage!Newly-Discovered Marx Bros. Footage!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

'Marx Bros. & The Golden Age of Vaudeville,' a one-week festival including brand new restorations of the team's first five feature comedies, along with special programs devoted to the halcyon days of vaudeville, will run at Film Forum from Friday, September 23 through Thursday, September 29. (more...)

VIDEOS: A Look Back at Jerry Herman's DEAR WORLD and MILK AND HONEY, Next In The York's MUFTI SeriesVIDEOS: A Look Back at Jerry Herman's DEAR WORLD and MILK AND HONEY, Next In The York's MUFTI Series
by Michael Dale - Aug 15, 2016

Two Jerry Herman musicals will be presented in concert as part of The York's acclaimed series. (more...)

BWW Preview: DANIEL BOAVENTURA SINGS BROADWAY STANDARDS BY JEWISH COMPOSERSBWW Preview: DANIEL BOAVENTURA SINGS BROADWAY STANDARDS BY JEWISH COMPOSERS
by Claudio Erlichman - Jun 27, 2016

In the year that the Congregac„o Israelita Paulista (CIP) celebrates 80 years of great history and dedication to the Jewish community and the Brazilian society, the actor and singer Daniel Boaventura was chosen to be the attraction of the commemorative concert for the benefit of social work of the institution . The event, which takes place June 29 at the Teatro Sergio Cardoso, will be presented by Rubens Ewald Filho - also one of the directors and writers alongside Claudio Erlichman - and will journey for more than 50 years of history of the great Broadway classics, highlighting the strong Jewish influence in the American Songbook, which contributed to the emergence of a new artistic genre, the musical theater. The show, named 'Broadwish - From Shtetl to Broadway', created especially for this occasion, will bring a repertoire full of standards composed and written by renowned Jewish composers such as Irving Berlin, George & Ira Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz , Oscar Hammerstein II, Kander & Ebb and Burt Bacharach among others. (more...)

Museum of The City of New York Explores New York's Yiddish Theater: From the Bowery to BroadwayMuseum of The City of New York Explores New York's Yiddish Theater: From the Bowery to Broadway
by Michael Dale - Mar 17, 2016

A extensive new exhibit immerses guests into New York's one-vibrant Yiddish Theater community. (more...)

Hey, Mr. Producer!  Donald Trump Was Once A Broadway BabyHey, Mr. Producer! Donald Trump Was Once A Broadway Baby
by Michael Dale - Mar 7, 2016

For three months in 1970, the Trump name could be seen above a Broadway title. (more...)

Celebrate the Last Night of Hanukkah with Eight Jewish-Themed Showtunes!Celebrate the Last Night of Hanukkah with Eight Jewish-Themed Showtunes!
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 13, 2015

As millions of the faithful around the world light the last candles of their menorahs, we take a look at a handful of musical moments that have a decidedly Jewish flair. On the last night of Hanukkah, we want to celebrate some of our favorite Broadway tunes about the faith while honoring the contributions of our immensely talented Jewish legends who have helped mold the American musical into what it is today. Therefore, we have selected eight Jewish-themed showtunes for the occasion. You can watch a video of each below, along with an incredible film about the importance of Jewish writers to the history of the musical theatre. (more...)

From HAMLET To CASPER, From Scary To Sexy; A Sampling Of Theatre's Ghost StoriesFrom HAMLET To CASPER, From Scary To Sexy; A Sampling Of Theatre's Ghost Stories
by Michael Dale - Oct 30, 2015

Broadway loves a good ghost story, but not all ghost stories are the scary kind. (more...)

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