Photo Coverage: Footlighters Honor SARGE with Shecky Green Lifetime Achievement AwardPhoto Coverage: Footlighters Honor SARGE with Shecky Green Lifetime Achievement Award
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 18, 2019

The Footlighters Club was ground zero for Comedy yesterday as Freddie Roman, Dick Capri, Scott Record and Rick Corso celebrated one of their peers, the acclaimed entertainer Sarge who is one of the most admired improvisational comedians, singer and musical piano savant in show business. President and producer of the event Errol Dante started off the afternoon with his stirring rendition of Granada but then it was all laughs as the jokes flew wild and feverishly and there were probably more laughs at the Miami Shores Country Club per square inch than any other place on the planet. The humor heard at the Footlighters event must out of political necessity stay inside the Footlighters but rest assured no one was left unscathed. (more...)

Ed Asner Stars As God In GOD HELP US!Ed Asner Stars As God In GOD HELP US!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

NEWPORT HARBOR DRAMA DEPARTMENT presents three very special benefit performances for the Robert S. Wentz Theatre at Newport Harbor High School of ED ASNER starring as God in GOD HELP US!, written by Samuel Warren Joseph & Phil Proctor and directed by Mitch Levine and also starring Stewart J. Zully and Pamela Guest. GOD HELP US! will perform for three performances only, Friday, February 22 at 7pm and Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 2pm & 7pm at the Robert S. Wentz Theater, 600 Irvine Ave. in Newport Beach.    (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...)

The Gateway Announces MEMPHISThe Gateway Announces MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Broadway's smash hit musicalMemphis, winner of four Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Orchestrations, will open at The Gateway on July 6th and run through July 21st with preview performances on July 5th. (more...)

THE STONE WITCH to Begin Performances Off-Broadway on Monday 3/12THE STONE WITCH to Begin Performances Off-Broadway on Monday 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

Producers Darlene Kaplan, Laura Janik Cronin and Scott Newsome, in association with Alec Seymour, present the Off-Broadway premiere of The Stone Witch, a play by Shem Bitterman (A Death in Colombia, Influence).  Performances begin Monday, March 12, 2018 for an open-ended engagement atThe Westside Theatre - Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).  Opening Night is Sunday evening, March 25, 2018 at 6:30PM. (more...)

'How Swee-eet It Is!' THE JACKIE GLEASON SHOW IN COLOR Arrives on DVD Today'How Swee-eet It Is!' THE JACKIE GLEASON SHOW IN COLOR Arrives on DVD Today
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

Time Life proudly release the inaugural DVD release of THE JACKIE GLEASON SHOW IN COLOR, one of the '60s most beloved programs - and unseen for nearly 50 years! (more...)

Dan Lauria to Lead the Off-Broadway Cast of THE STONE WITCHDan Lauria to Lead the Off-Broadway Cast of THE STONE WITCH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Producers Darlene Kaplan, Laura Janik Cronin and Scott J. Newsome, have announced, today, the cast and creative team for the Off-Broadway premiere of The Stone Witch, a play by Shem Bitterman (A Death in Colombia, Influence). Performances begin Monday, March 12, 2018 for an open-ended engagement at The Westside Theatre - Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Opening Night is set for Sunday evening, March 25, 2018 at 6:30PM. (more...)

Entertainers to Be Honored at Actors' Temple Annual Gala YOU AIN'T HEARD NOTHING YETEntertainers to Be Honored at Actors' Temple Annual Gala YOU AIN'T HEARD NOTHING YET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

Tony Babino, performer Carol Ostrow and the Actors' Temple Board of Directors are celebrating their 101st year honoring the historic entertainers who have passed through their doors, with their annual gala YOU AIN'T HEARD NOTHIN' YET. Entertainers past and present will commemorate this mecca of modern Jewish culture, including Tony Babino, George Bettinger, Sir Frank London and Friends and special guest Star of the Yiddish Theatre, Joanne Borts. The gala takes place on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm in the Barbra Streisand and Milton Berle rooms of another hub of entertainment greats, the Friar's Club (57 East 55 Street, NYC). Tickets vary in prices and are available at www.theactorstemple.org/events. (more...)

Matrix Theatre Company Presents World Premiere Comedy BIG RED BUTTONMatrix Theatre Company Presents World Premiere Comedy BIG RED BUTTON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

Matrix Theatre Company continues its 2017 2018 Mainstage Season with the world premiere of Michael Perrie Jr.'s comedy, Big Red Button, opening February 2 and running through February 25. The production runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 3PM. (more...)

'How Swee-eet It Is!' THE JACKIE GLEASON SHOW IN COLOR Arrives on DVD 2/6'How Swee-eet It Is!' THE JACKIE GLEASON SHOW IN COLOR Arrives on DVD 2/6
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

Time Life proudly release the inaugural DVD release of THE JACKIE GLEASON SHOW IN COLOR, one of the '60s most beloved programs - and unseen for nearly 50 years! (more...)

Historic El Portal Mainstage Theatre Gets Dedication and Renaming
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Jay Irwin & Pegge Forrest Producers and The Thalians proudly present Debbie…A Night to Remember: A Dedication and Renaming of the historic El Portal Mainstage Theatre at 5269 Lankershim Blvd in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, California on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Joel Grey to Appear Before Screening of GEORGE M! at Paley Center
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Legendary stage and screen star Joel Grey will be interviewed at 12 noon on Sunday, May 28 at the Paley Center for Media in New York City (25 West 52nd Street, NYC), preceding a screening of the 1970 NBC Telecast of George M! from 12:15 to 1:45 PM. The interview and screening are free and open to the public. (more...)

Bob Merrill Celebrates Joe Bushkin's Musical Legacy with 'Tell Me Your Troubles: Songs by Joe Bushkin, Vol. 1'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Coinciding with the centennial of pianist/composer Joe Bushkin's birth, the release on May 19 by trumpeter and singer Bob Merrill of 'Tell Me Your Troubles: Songs by Joe Bushkin, Vol. 1' (Accurate Records) celebrates the musical legacy of a man who was revered by many of America's foremost entertainers for his wizardry at the keyboard and skills as a tunesmith. (more...)

Michael Matus and George Rae are Hopping into the West End to Star in Stephen Sondheim's THE FROGS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Michael Matus & George Rae will play Dionysos and Xanthias in the UK premiere of the latest Broadway version of the rarely performed musical, an hilarious send up of Greek comedy and satire, with a book revised and expanded by Nathan Lane. (more...)

Actors' Temple to Honor Tovah Feldshuh and Jackie Hoffman at Centennial Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Theater District institution the Actors' Temple celebrates its centennial with an entertainment-packed dinner and show at the Friars Club, 57 East 55th Street, on Monday, March 13, at 6pm. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim's THE FROGS is Hopping into the West End!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The latest Broadway version of the rarely performed Stephen Sondheim musical The Frogs, an hilarious send up of Greek comedy and satire, with a book revised and expanded by Nathan Lane, is to get its UK premiere in 2017 at Jermyn Street Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Brad Zimmerman and MY SON THE WAITER at GSP 9/8 to 10/2
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 2, 2016

'My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy' is a hilarious and inspiring story about the grit and passion required to 'make it' as an artist. Written and performed by Brad Zimmerman, the hit comedy is coming to New Brunswick's George Street Playhouse for a four-week engagement from September 8 through October 2. The show, which has captivated audiences nationwide, is part standup and part theatrical. (more...)

Jeffrey Beers Brings Fearlessly Chic Design To Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

NEW YORK, April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Renaissance Hotels' new U.S. flagship property, the Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel, which opened in Manhattan on March 21, 2016, personifies the brand's 'Fearlessly Chic' global design philosophy and 'Business Unusual' outlook by catering to the Next Generation businesstraveler who seeks adventure and a connection with the local neighborhood on every business trip. Award-winning design studio Jeffrey Beers International (JBI) captures the authenticity and glamour of the city through innovative technology never before showcased in a New York hotel. (more...)

The Doors' John Densmore to Host Screening of Dark Satire WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

The first US public screening of the new film Window of Opportunity will double as a fundraiser for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Set for Wednesday, October 28 (more...)

The Doors' John Densmore-Produced Film WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY to Be Screened at Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

The first U.S public screening of the new film Window Of Opportunity will double as a fundraiser for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. (more...)

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