Alive and Kicking 1950

Opened: January 17, 1950

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15 East Caracas Avenue Hershey, PA 17033

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Wonderama TV, Times Square Allianc, And One Times Square To Present BIGGEST HALLOWEEN PARADE IN HISTORY II Broadcast
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 27, 2022

Join Wonderama TV, the Times Square Alliance and One Times Square for the Taping of the 'Biggest Halloween Parade in History II' global television broadcast to celebrate Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF on the 10-story High Scareen on One Times Square.

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Announces Lineup for 31st Edition
by Michael Major - Sep 20, 2022

Screenings will kick off with the Opening Night presentation of Mark Fletcher’s Patrick and the Whale, followed by the Centerpiece Selections of Ben Klein and Violet Columbus’ The Exiles and Shaunak Sen’s All That Breathes, with Kathlyn Horan’s The Return of Tanya Tucker – Featuring Brandi Carlile screening on Closing Night.

SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY, GOSSIP GIRL, JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH & More to Arrive On HBO Max This July
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2021

Find out what's coming to HBO Max in July! It’s time to get your squad together to watch the Tunes play the Goons in “Space Jam: A New Legacy.” In the film, basketball champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside the timeless Tune Bugs Bunny and the Tune Squad in this animated/live-action event.

Mel Brooks Pays Tribute to Comedy Partner and Best Friend Carl Reiner
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 30, 2020

Comedy legend and The Dick Van Dyke Show creator Carl Reiner has passed away at 98. His assistant Judy Nagy confirmed to Variety that he died of natural causes on Monday night at his home in Beverly Hills.

Comedy Legend Carl Reiner Dies at 98
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jun 30, 2020

Comedy legend and The Dick Van Dyke Show creator Carl Reiner has passed away at 98. His assistant Judy Nagy confirmed to Variety that he died of natural causes on Monday night at his home in Beverly Hills.

Sydney Symphony Orchestra Opens 2020 Season With Latin Music And Dance
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2020

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra's 2020 Season Opening Gala will bring the Sydney Town Hall alive with the flair and passion of Latin music and dance in The 1950s Latin Lounge (5-8 February).

BWW Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Ray Of Light Theatre Totally Rocks the House
by Jim Munson - Oct 25, 2019

Ray of Light's (ROL's) production of The Rocky Horror Show filled me with hope for the youth of America. Lest that sound a bit strange, allow me to explain. Yes, ROL's a?oeRockya?? delivers in spades on the sexy entertainment value of this transgressive, go-for-broke show. But a?" it is also grounded in layers and layers of queer showbiz history even though it is presented by performers and designers who are way too young to have been around for the real thing. Taking the written-in-the-1970s-but-set-in-the-1950s show as its starting point, this production adds loopy gay cultural references from the 1930s right up to the present day - as if concocted by some crazed drag queen and thrown into a blender to see if it will explode. Surprisingly, it never does and it somehow all works.

Celebration Theatre Extends THE BOY FROM OZ
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 20, 2016

Celebration Theatre at the Lex and Bruce W. Zisterer in association with Nicholas Caprio, Michael C. Kricfalusi, Todd Milliner and Jack Morrissey presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, and thrilled to announce that their critically-acclaimed (LA Times Critic's Choice) Smash-Hit, West Coast premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ, music and lyrics by Peter Allen, book by Martin Sherman, original book by Nick Enright, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Bryan Blaskie, produced by Andrew Carlberg and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael A. Shepperd is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, JULY 31 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles.

Celebration Theatre to Stage West Coast Premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 4, 2016

Celebration Theatre at the Lex in association with Nicholas Caprio, Michael C. Kricfalusi, Todd Milliner and Jack Morrissey presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the West Coast premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ, music and lyrics by Peter Allen, book by Martin Sherman, original book by Nick Enright, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Bryan Blaskie, produced by Andrew Carlberg and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael A. Shepperd. THE BOY FROM OZ will begin previews on Friday, April 22 at 8pm; will open on Friday, April 29 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, June 19 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles.

Jess Goldstein, Douglas W. Schmidt & More to Receive 2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 3, 2015

Tony Award-winning costume designer, JESS GOLDSTEIN (currently represented on Broadway with Jersey Boys and On the Town), and scenic designer DOUGLAS W. SCHMIDT are among the 2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 1, at 6:30pm, at the Hudson Theatre (145 West 44th Street). Mr. Goldstein was selected to receive the 2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design and Mr. Schmidt will receive the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design.

VIDEO: Comedy Legend Carl Reiner Performs PAGLIACCI on CONAN
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 6, 2013

The legendary Carl Reiner stopped by Conan last night - and during his visit, he fulfilled one of his life-long dreams: performing a little bit of opera on live national television. Check out Reiner's brief rendition of PAGLIACCI below!

Photo Blast from the Past: Carl & Estelle Reiner
by Walter McBride - Nov 19, 2012

Today, we're featuring Carl Reiner and his wife Estelle Reiner in 1984. Reiner performed in several Broadway musicals, including Inside U.S.A., and Alive and Kicking, and had the lead role in Call Me Mister. In 1950, he was cast by producer Max Leibman in Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, appearing on air in skits while also working alongside writers such as Mel Brooks and Neil Simon. Reiner began his directing career on the Van Dyke show. After that show ended its run, Reiner's first film feature was an adaptation of Joseph Stein's play Enter Laughing (1967), which in turn was based on Reiner's semi-autobiographical 1958 novel of the same name. Probably the best-known films of his early directing career were the cult comedy Where's Poppa? (1970), starring George Segal and Ruth Gordon, Oh, God! (1977) with George Burns and The Jerk (1979) with Steve Martin.

Review - No Place To Go & The Broadway Musicals of 1950
by Ben Peltz - Mar 26, 2012

In the years between the fall of vaudeville and the rise of Comedy Clubs, Americans looking to enjoy some live stand-up would frequently gather at their local jazz venue, where rising stars like Lenny Bruce and Mort Saul would offer their observations in a rhythmic style that many would say mimicked the licks themselves.  In his musical tale of losing his job, No Place To Go, playwright/composer/lyricist/performer Ethan Lipton tells the story of mounting disappointments in wry growls of spoken comical riffs that glide into an after-hours score heavily infused with jazz and blues.

Theatre Museum Awards Announce 2012 Honorees: Frederick O. Olsson, Stagedoor Manor & TCG
by Kelsey Denette - Feb 1, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012 is the day when the Theatre Museum Awards return to the stage to honor and celebrate outstanding achievement in the theatre industry.

Jackie Hoffman Among Performers Set for Joe's Pub, 5/1 -5/6
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2011

Joe's Pub Announces its line up for the week of May 1 - May 6. MAY 1-6: LORI LIEBERMAN Sunday, May 1 at 7:30 PM Best known for the hit song, Killing Me Softly, Liebman's honest and heartfelt lyrics, coupled with her haunting, and beautiful melodies, cut through to the heart of the listener.

Open Fist Presents ROOM SERVICE, Opens 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2011

The Open Fist Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the first production of its 2011 Season.

Open Fist Presents ROOM SERVICE, 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2011

The Open Fist Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the first production of its 2011 Season.

Open Fist Presents ROOM SERVICE, Opens 1/21
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jan 17, 2011

The Open Fist Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the first production of its 2011 Season.

Open Fist Presents ROOM SERVICE, Previews 1/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2011

The Open Fist Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the first production of its 2011 Season.

Open Fist Presents ROOM SERVICE, Previews 1/14
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jan 6, 2011

The Open Fist Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the first production of its 2011 Season.

BWW Reviews: Beautiful SOUTH PACIFIC Revival Sails Into OCPAC
by Michael L. Quintos - Oct 14, 2010

Though times certainly have changed from when the Greatest Generation showed true heroism in the battlefields of European and Tropical soil, it's staggering to realize that in 2010, racial issues still feel like a haphazardly patched wound reopened. Prejudice, no matter what the decade, still stings. These themes were boldly explored back in 1949, the year the original production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC first wowed audiences. In this new, exquisite, magnificent revival, director Bartlett Sher lets loose an oustanding, revitalized production that is now playing for a two-week engagement at the Orange County Performing Arts Center through October 24. It's a classic beautifully reborn.

MISS PELL IS MISSING Plays MITF's Reading Series 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2010

Wildcat Theatricals will present a staged reading of Leonard Gershe's 1962 comedy Miss Pell is Missing at the June Havoc Theatre (312 W. 36 St.) on Thursday, July 29 at 12:30 and Friday, July 30 at 3:30, as part of the 11th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival's (MITF) Reading Series.

MISS PELL IS MISSING Plays MITF's Reading Series 7/29
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jul 26, 2010

Wildcat Theatricals will present a staged reading of Leonard Gershe's 1962 comedy Miss Pell is Missing at the June Havoc Theatre (312 W. 36 St.) on Thursday, July 29 at 12:30 and Friday, July 30 at 3:30, as part of the 11th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival's (MITF) Reading Series.

Baltimore/Washington Backstage - June 16, 2006
by Charles Shubow - Jun 16, 2006

A weekly column on Broadway, Baltimore, and Washington Theater

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I Didn't Want Him
What a Delightful Day
Meet the Authors
A World of Strangers
Abou Ben Adhem
I Never Felt Better
One Word Led to Another
Love, It Hurts So Good [i]
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Building Going Up
Hippocrates Hits the Jackpot
Propinquity
I'm All Yours
Once Upon a Time
One, Two, Three
French with Tears
Cole Scuttle Blues
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