Date of Birth: May 11, 1927 (91)

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Denise Tomasello Stars In Tribute To Another Chicago Icon: Mister Kelly'sDenise Tomasello Stars In Tribute To Another Chicago Icon: Mister Kelly's
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

Chicago entertainment icon Denise Tomasello pays tribute to another Chicago legend- Mister Kelly's. (more...)

BWW Review: The Duck, Having Quacked, Moves on at the Alley TheatreBWW Review: The Duck, Having Quacked, Moves on at the Alley Theatre
by Gary Laird - Feb 25, 2019

QUACK playwright Eliza Clark is very good at sharp, rapid-fire dialogue, and she gives the actors plenty. (more...)

SF Sketchfest Adds Weird Al, Rhett Miller, Bobby Moynihan and More To 2019 Comedy FestivalSF Sketchfest Adds Weird Al, Rhett Miller, Bobby Moynihan and More To 2019 Comedy Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

SF Sketchfest presented by Audible announces even more additions to the lineup for the 18th annual San Francisco Comedy Festival January 10-27.  The 17-day festival features over 200 shows with  major comedy stars and the best up-and-coming comedians from around the world performing in venues across the city bringing non-stop entertainment including sketch, stand-up, alternative comedy, music, improv, films, tributes, live podcasts, storytelling, family shows, workshops, panels and more. Tickets for all shows now on sale at sfsketchfest.com. (more...)

Lineup Announced for the 18th Annual San Francisco Comedy FestivalLineup Announced for the 18th Annual San Francisco Comedy Festival
by TV News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

SF Sketchfest presented by Audible announces the initial line up for the 18th annual San Francisco Comedy Festival January 10-27, 2019, featuring top comedic talent performing in venues across the city. Audiences can expect another outstanding year of programming and fun as SF Sketchfest will host major comedy stars and the best up-and-coming acts from around the world for non-stop entertainment including sketch, stand-up, alternative comedy, music, improv, films, tributes, live podcasts, storytelling, family shows, workshops, panels and more. (more...)

Political Satire THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS Comes to Plays & Players TheatrePolitical Satire THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS Comes to Plays & Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards* (Philadelphia, PA) 1812 Productions is pleased to present its annual political comedy, and a Philadelphia favorite, This Is The Week That Is. A staple of the Philadelphia theatre season for the past 13 years, This Is The Week That Is brings to the stage sharp satire and content that changes with the headlines. This Is The Week That Is opens Wednesday, November 28th at 7pm at Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place, in Center City. Preview performances begin Friday, November 23rd. The production has been extended and will play through Saturday, January 5th, 2019. Tickets and information are available at www.1812productions.org or at 215-592-9560. (more...)

BWW Interview: Paul Rodriguez Transitions Easily From Playing Comedy Clubs to Playing GodBWW Interview: Paul Rodriguez Transitions Easily From Playing Comedy Clubs to Playing God
by Gil Kaan - Oct 16, 2018

Stand-up comedy stalwart Paul Rodriguez will be taking on the role of God in the revival of Bruce Jay Friedman's cult-classic STEAMBATH opening October 20, 2018 at the Odyssey Theatre. I had the chance to illicit a few serious answers from this funny man amongst his very comical responses. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts,  which brings audiences world-class theater, dance and music performed by many of the most sought-after artists,presents Chris Walden Big Band with a program that pays tribute to the "Rat Pack" era on Saturday, October 27, 2018, 7:30 pm,in the Bram Goldsmith Theater at The Wallis. Walden, a seven-time Grammy-nominated composer/arranger/conductor, has scored more than 40 feature and TV films and written more than 1,500 orchestral and big band arrangements for artists ranging from Aretha Franklin, Paul McCartney and Barbra Streisand to Diana Krall and Rihanna, among many others. (more...)

Berkeley Rep presents World Premiere of IMAGINARY COMFORTSBerkeley Rep presents World Premiere of IMAGINARY COMFORTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere of Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit, written by Daniel Handler and directed by Tony Taccone. The new play begins previews on Thursday, October 5 and the show runs through Sunday, November 19. Individual tickets begin at $30 and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone, 510 647-2949. Press night will be on Thursday, October 12. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 11, 2017 #TheatreThursday
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 11, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Thursday, May 11, 2017 (aka #TheatreThursday, y'all!) and we're just dying to ask the musical question: What shows will you be seeing this weekend? We hope you'll live life dramatically and make it to at least one production - but multiples are even better! (more...)

Legendary Comedian Mort Sahl Turns 90 With Publication Of New Biography By James Curtis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

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Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 10/24 - 10/28 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Oct 24, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 10/24 - 10/28, airing on NBC (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 10/21 - 10/28 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Oct 21, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 10/21 - 10/28, airing on NBC (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 10/20 - 10/27 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Oct 20, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 10/20 - 10/27, airing on NBC (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 10/19 - 10/26 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Oct 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 10/19 - 10/26, airing on NBC (more...)

MAX ROSE Opens at Sundance Cinemas 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

MAX ROSE, featuring the legendary Jerry Lewis in his first starring role in over two decades, is a deeply moving drama about a retired jazz musician whose beloved wife of nearly six decades has just passed away. Though his career wasn't everything he hoped for, Max always felt like a success because his beautiful, elegant Eva was by his side. Then, while going through her effects, he discovers a love note from another man, a shocking revelation that leads him to believe his entire marriage, indeed, his entire life, was built on a lie. Following a period of anger and withdrawal, Max decides to confront the man who "stole" his wife in the hope that what he learns will provide the answers he so desperately needs. A film about reconciling the past, living in the present, and never stopping to plan for the future, MAX ROSE was written and directed by Daniel Noah. Rounding out the cast are Claire Bloom (as Eva), Kevin Pollack, Kerry Bishe, Mort Sahl, Dean Stockwell, Rance Howard, and Lee Weaver. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 7/03/2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/03/2016 for Chicago (more...)

Yuk Yuk's Celebrates 40 Years of Breaking Comedy Rules and Making Canadians Laugh
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

40 years ago Canada was a much quieter and more sedate place. Until Mark Breslin, a witty and brash young entrepreneur, decided to shake up the entertainment scene with a Canadian comedy revolution. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Illustrious DICK CAVETT in Hellman v. McCarthy
by Don Grigware - Jan 29, 2015

Author/actor/TV talk show host Dick Cavett will star at Theatre 40 in the controversial play Hellman v. McCarthy beginning February 6. Cavett is best known for his TV talk shows from the 70s to present time on CBS, ABC, PBS, USA Network and currently on TCM hosting reruns of his classic 70s interviews. He is known for his laid-back conversational style with such celebrities as Groucho Marx, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Jack Benny and Mel Brooks among many others. He is a three-time Emmy Award winner. He also currently writes a blog published by the New York Times. (more...)

Stand-Up Comic Mort Sahl Performs at the Palace Danbury Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2014

Legendary stand-up comedian, Mort Sahl, is coming to Danbury's historic Palace Theatre for an exclusive Connecticut performance tonight, August 23rd at 8pm. (more...)

Stand-Up Comic Mort Sahl to Perform at the Palace Danbury Theatre, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Legendary stand-up comedian, Mort Sahl, is coming to Danbury's historic Palace Theatre for an exclusive Connecticut performance on Saturday, August 23rd at 8pm. (more...)

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