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Julien's Auctions Presents Phyllis Diller Exclusive Property Memorabilia Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2013

Julien's Auctions, the world's premier celebrity and entertainment memorabilia auction house, announced the exclusive auction of property from the life and career of the first lady of stand-up comedy, Phyllis Diller today, September 22, 2013. The pop culture icon and comedian was known for decades for her self-deprecating humor. In the 1960s, her fame skyrocketed and she appeared on several of Bob Hope's television specials, USO tours and three movies. Her signature blonde wig, long cigarette holder and loud cackling laugh has yet to be duplicated, giving her a place in comedic history as the very first female trailblazer of her time. (more...)

Julien's Auctions Presents Phyllis Diller Exclusive Property Memorabilia, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

Julien's Auctions, the world's premier celebrity and entertainment memorabilia auction house, announced the exclusive auction of property from the life and career of the first lady of stand-up comedy, Phyllis Diller on Sunday, September 22, 2013. The pop culture icon and comedian was known for decades for her self-deprecating humor. In the 1960s, her fame skyrocketed and she appeared on several of Bob Hope's television specials, USO tours and three movies. Her signature blonde wig, long cigarette holder and loud cackling laugh has yet to be duplicated, giving her a place in comedic history as the very first female trailblazer of her time. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO to Play Ware Center, 11/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Award-winning actor-director-playwright Frank Ferrante will recreate his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in "An Evening With Groucho" at the Ware Center located at 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster on Wednesday, Nov. 5. The 90-minute, two-act show, starting 7:30 p.m., will feature Ferrante as the wisecracking Marx Brother, delivering some of his most memorable one-liners, anecdotes and songs, including "Hooray For Captain Spaulding," and "Lydia, the Tattooed Lady"- while popping out ad-libs a la Groucho at his wry best in his Emmy Award-winning TV quiz show, "You Bet Your Life." (more...)

Genesis Theatrical Productions' 2015 Season to Feature CREATION'S BIRTHDAY, GROUCHO & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Artistic Director Gerald H. Bailey and Associate Artistic Director Elayne LeTraunik and Genesis Theatrical Productions, a leading supporter of new works and women's works, have announced the 2015 season. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Plays the Ware Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Award-winning actor-director-playwright Frank Ferrante will recreate his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in 'An Evening With Groucho' at the Ware Center located at 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster tonight, Nov. 5. The 90-minute, two-act show, starting 7:30 p.m., will feature Ferrante as the wisecracking Marx Brother, delivering some of his most memorable one-liners, anecdotes and songs, including 'Hooray For Captain Spaulding,' and 'Lydia, the Tattooed Lady'- while popping out ad-libs a la Groucho at his wry best in his Emmy Award-winning TV quiz show, 'You Bet Your Life.' (more...)

PICTURE INCOMPLETE Sketched Out on Stage at Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Through storytelling and song, PICTURE INCOMPLETE sketches out the portrait of a man's life as he celebrates a rather unusual birthday on which an eviction notice arrives advising him to vacate his apartment. (more...)

Raue Center for the Arts to Present AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO MARX, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

On May 17, 2014 join Raue Center For Thee Arts for An Evening with Groucho Marx at 8:00pm. Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast paced 90 minutes of hilarity. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Comes to ACT, Opening 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2013

No one mines an audience for laughter like Frank Ferrante; the actor/comedian who keeps a crowd in stitches, improvising on a whim. Back in Seattle after last summer's sold-out run at ACT, Frank re-ignites his hilarious tribute performance as Groucho Marx that is partly scripted, partly improvised, and completely ridiculous. Frank Ferrante reprises the critically acclaimed An Evening With Groucho, that amazed audiences and created a buzzing smash hit. Winner of the 1987 New York Theatre World Award, nominee for the Outer Critics Circle Award and Laurence Olivier Award, and well-known for his comic creation 'Caesar' with Teatro ZinZanni, Ferrante is always a sure-fire hit for new audiences and a must-see for comedy lovers. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Comes to North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Award-winning actor/director Frank Ferrante re-creates his acclaimed New York and London stage portrayal celebrating America's greatest comedian - Groucho Marx.  You will feel as though Groucho is back, as Ferrante sings, dances and performs classic routines on the North Coast Rep stage, June 12 and 13th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Second Plett Fringe Festival, Begins 26 June
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

The second Plett Fringe Festival starts on 26 June and there is something for everyone: from magic to music and comedy to dance. This year the festival is also introducing matinee family shows for the little ones. The festival is held to benefit the Kids of Kurland School Project, a charitable organization started by two dynamic ladies in the area, Ann Fermor and Janet Holding, who had a goal to 'focus on human resources on behalf of the parents, community and school governing body' of the school. Since 2001 The Kids of Kurland School Project has helped with raising funds for The Crags Primary school and currently employs two teachers, a special needs teacher and a part time social worker. (more...)

Ensemble Set for ROLSKA's YOU BET YOUR LIFE!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

With rehearsals for the premiere of YOU Bet Your Life! set to start soon, ROLKSA Productions has announced that a fresh young ensemble has been put together to stage and perform the musical at the National Arts Festival later this year. With the clock ticking until the world premiere, pre-production for this witty and rib-tickling new show has commenced with all players excited to be on board. (more...)

Raue Center for the Arts Presents AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO MARX Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

Tonight, May 17, 2014 join Raue Center For Thee Arts for An Evening with Groucho Marx at 8:00pm. Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast paced 90 minutes of hilarity. (more...)

Song, Dance and Comedy to Collide in JULIA AND CARL AT CARNEGIE HALL at Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

JULIA AND CARL AT CARNEGIE HALL is a pastiche of 1960s television variety specials, particularly those performed live in supersized concert halls by Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett. (more...)

Interview with Actor, Jim Dale
by Roundabout Theatre Company - May 13, 2014

Education Dramaturg, Ted Sod, sat down with Jim Dale to talk about his career and the formation of his solo show. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 8
by - Mar 8, 2015

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, March 8, 2015. (more...)

Centerstage Presents Frank Ferrante in AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast paced 90 minutes of hilarity. The two-act comedy consists of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs including 'Hooray for Captain Spalding,' and 'Lydia, the Tattooed Lady.' (more...)

Groucho, A Life in Review Previews At Wayside Theatre 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2011

Wayside Theatre Artistic Director Warner Crocker today announced the cast for the final 2010-2011 Season production of Groucho, A Life in Review. (more...)

Photo Coverage: GROUCHO: A LIFE IN REVUE Plays the Wayside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2011

The Wayside Theatre presents Groucho: A Life in Revue. The comedyopened Sunday, March 27th continuing a run through April 23rd. The production is sponsored by WVPT-TV Your Source for PBS and More! and Royal Oak Computers. (more...)

Wayside Theatre Comedy Presents GROUCHO: A LIFE IN REVIEW 3/27-4/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2011

Wayside Theatre Artistic Director Warner Crocker today announced the cast for the final 2010-2011 Season production of Groucho: A Life in Revue. (more...)

Groucho, A Life in Review Previews At Wayside Theatre 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2011

Wayside Theatre Artistic Director Warner Crocker today announced the cast for the final 2010-2011 Season production of Groucho, A Life in Review. (more...)

Wayside Theatre Comedy Presents GROUCHO: A LIFE IN REVIEW 3/27-4/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2011

Wayside Theatre Artistic Director Warner Crocker today announced the cast for the final 2010-2011 Season production of Groucho: A Life in Revue. (more...)

Temple University Symphony Orchestra Set to Perform Two NY Premieres, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2010

Two New York premieres will be featured in a concert by the Temple University Symphony Orchestra on Friday, April 9, 2010, at 8 p.m. in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall (Broadway at 65th St., Manhattan). One of the works, Ansel Adams: America (in its New York premiere) by jazz great Dave Brubeck and his son, Chris, will feature 100 projected images by the eminent American photographer. The all-American program also includes works by Bill Cunliffe (also a New York premiere), Samuel Barber, and Leonard Bernstein. (more...)

Photo Flash: YOU BET YOUR LIFE Opens at Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Following a rave-reviewed debut at the 2014 National Arts Festival, the original South Africa's musical YOU Bet Your Life! opened to a fabulous reception at the Alexander Bar and Cafe's Upstairs Theatre last week. Scroll down for a first look at cast members David Fick, Amy Trout and Roland Perold in what Beverley Brommert of the Cape Argus has called 'a devilishly humorous night out'! (more...)

BWW Previews: An A-Z of The 2015 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

BroadwayWorld South Africa previews 26 productions at the NAF: an A-Z of shows waiting to engage and entertain you, along with booking and venue details. (more...)

Musical Theatre Double Bill to Play the Galloway Theatre, 28 June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2014

A fun and funky musical theatre double bill is set to hit the stage of the Galloway Theatre as two brand new productions that are headed off to the National Arts Festival in July perform for one-night-only at this intimate new performance venue in Cape Town's Foreshore. (more...)

Second Plett Fringe Festival, Begins Today, 26 June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The second Plett Fringe Festival starts today, 26 June and there is something for everyone: from magic to music and comedy to dance. (more...)

New Musical Theatre Festival for the Galloway Theatre, 26 - 28 June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The Galloway Theatre in association with the Waterfront Theatre College, Rolska Productions and Steven van Wyk are pleased to announce a festival of three new musical theatre productions prior to the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. (more...)

YOU BET YOUR LIFE! Coming to National Arts Festival, 3-13 July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

You Bet Your Life! is a witty, new, all-South-African musical comedy that's set to rock Vicky's at the National Arts Festival from 3 to 13 July. (more...)

Get RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL Tickets Starting at $29
by Contests - Broadway - Jun 16, 2016

What if Annie was Rosemary's Baby? What if Psycho's Norman Bates was a stage mother? What if Bad Seed was an eight-year-old understudy for the lead in a school play? You'd get Ruthless! the Musical, the show that asks: Can cute little Tina and her very own Mommy Dearest make it in show business? You Bet Your Life. No Cats or Lion Kings here-these kitties are clawing their way to the top. (more...)

Musical Theatre Double Bill to Play the Galloway Theatre, 28 June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

A fun and funky musical theatre double bill is set to hit the stage of the Galloway Theatre as two brand new productions that are headed off to the National Arts Festival in July perform for one-night-only at this intimate new performance venue in Cape Town's Foreshore. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Comes to ACT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

No one mines an audience for laughter like Frank Ferrante; the actor/comedian who keeps a crowd in stitches, improvising on a whim. Back in Seattle after last summer's sold-out run at ACT, Frank re-ignites his hilarious tribute performance as Groucho Marx that is partly scripted, partly improvised, and completely ridiculous. Frank Ferrante reprises the critically acclaimed An Evening With Groucho, that amazed audiences and created a buzzing smash hit. Winner of the 1987 New York Theatre World Award, nominee for the Outer Critics Circle Award and Laurence Olivier Award, and well-known for his comic creation 'Caesar' with Teatro ZinZanni, Ferrante is always a sure-fire hit for new audiences and a must-see for comedy lovers. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Bucking Dance Trends with BOK and Steven van Wyk
by David Fick - Jul 9, 2014

Steven van Wyk and Underground Dance are back at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown with a new dance piece, BOK. (more...)

Frank Ferrante and The Central Heating Lab Present GROUCHO RETURNS, 8/7-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

You can't fault a performer for loving Seattle, and you certainly can't fault Seattle for falling for this performer! Groucho is back for a third consecutive summer engagement in ACT Theatre's Bullitt Cabaret. Award-winning actor Frank Ferrante returns to one of his favorite cities worldwide to perform his hilarious one-man tribute to the comedic legend of Groucho Marx. Directed by Dreya Weber Groucho Returns runs for three weeks in a show that is never the same twice. Master of improvisation Frank Ferrante riffs off a different audience each night in classic Groucho Marx style. (more...)

PICTURE INCOMPLETE to Play Return Season at Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Through storytelling and song, PICTURE INCOMPLETE sketches out the portrait of a man's life as he celebrates a rather unusual birthday on which an eviction notice arrives advising him to vacate his apartment. (more...)

Frank Ferrante's Thirty Years as 'The One, The Only... Groucho!'
by Michael Dale - Jan 9, 2016

The award-winning actor has made a career out of portraying one of America's comedy originals. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Israel Horovitz & Jeff Baron to Judge First International Jewish Play Contest
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Five plays - one about a young woman's coming of age at the intersection of the Jewish and American communities; one about the friendship between the actor and civil rights activist Paul Robeson and Soviet Jews during WWII; one about a feisty, successful Yiddish actress who fiercely guards her agonizing secrets from a zealous director; one about love and scandal in the 1921 Yiddish Art Theater's production of Ansky's 'The Dybbuk'; and one which takes place during 1945 at the closing of WWII in the Jewish neighborhood of Saratoga Springs known as 'Gut' -- have been chosen as the finalists in first-ever National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's [NYTF] International David and Clare Rosen Memorial Play Contest. (more...)

YOU BET YOUR LIFE! Secures Full Production for July 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

With a successful week-long workshop behind it, ROLSKA productions is moving forward with the debut production of the new musical YOU Bet Your Life! at the National Arts Festival later this year. ROLSKA Productions has developed a solid track record over the past few years, including shows like I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, the popular musical comedy by Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts, and Benj Pasek and Justin Paul's ubiquitous song cycle EDGES amongst their hit productions. ROLSKA Productions won a Standard Bank Ovation Award for their National Arts Festival run of I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE. The company is proud to be presenting a new musical created by South African writers on local stages this year. (more...)

Rave Mobile Safety Warns Consumers About the Dangers of Deceptive Claims by Safety App Vendors
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

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BWW's On This Day - February 18, 2017
by - Feb 18, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - February 18, 2010
by - Feb 18, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

THE PITCH - a New Play with Music about a Pitch for a Musical Play - to Premiere at the Alexander Upstairs in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

THE PITCH, a new musical play by Callum Tilbury and Roland Perold, will premiere at the Alexander Bar and Cafe's Upstairs Theatre this March. Tilbury has written the book for the show, also supplying additional lyrics for Perold's original score. Musical arrangements for THE PITCH are by David Lubbe. (more...)

YOU BET YOUR LIFE! Begins 5 March at Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Following a rave-reviewed opening at the 2014 National Arts Festival, Cape Town is in for a treat with the local premiere of South African musical, YOU Bet Your Life! (more...)

Heartthrob Luca Ellis Talks About Hoboken to Hollywood
by Don Grigware - Dec 29, 2010

Actor/singer Luca Ellis is having a breakthrough year portraying Frank Sinatra in the huge hit Hoboken to Hollywood at the Edgemar Center for the Arts, now extended to the end of January. Having portrayed Sinatra last year with the cast of Louis and Keely @ the El Portal, he is no stranger to the legend. It shows, for when you close your eyes, you feel you are listening to Sinatra himself. Handsome and confident, Ellis talks about the show, its eventual move to a larger space - one that has been confirmed by director Jeremy Aldridge, who also directed Louis and Keeley Live at the Sahara to great acclaim - and shares other insights about singers and the art of singing. (more...)

BWW Review: Get in the Groove with HIS ROYAL HIPNESS LORD BUCKLEY at 59E59
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 16, 2016

'His Royal Hipness, Lord Buckley,' an outstanding production, is now at 59E59 Theaters through January 1st. Written and performed by Jake Broder and directed by David Ellenstein, there's no other stage show like it. (more...)

Temple University Symphony Orchestra Set to Perform Two NY Premieres, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2010

Two New York premieres will be featured in a concert by the Temple University Symphony Orchestra on Friday, April 9, 2010, at 8 p.m. in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall (Broadway at 65th St., Manhattan). One of the works, Ansel Adams: America (in its New York premiere) by jazz great Dave Brubeck and his son, Chris, will feature 100 projected images by the eminent American photographer. The all-American program also includes works by Bill Cunliffe (also a New York premiere), Samuel Barber, and Leonard Bernstein. (more...)

Temple University Symphony Orchestra Performs In Alice Tully Hall, Features Two NY Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2010

Two New York premieres will be featured in a concert by the Temple University Symphony Orchestra on Friday, April 9, 2010, at 8 p.m. in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall (Broadway at 65th St., Manhattan). (more...)

GROUCHO: A LIFE IN REVUE Set for The Heritage Center, 4/17-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

ActorsNET presents a musical comedy romp through the life and careers of Groucho Marx and his zany brothers, Chico and Harpo. (more...)

BWW Review: Stackner Cabaret Invites Comic Spirit to Milwaukee in AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Apr 2, 2017

Actor Frank Ferrante begins on Milwaukee's Stackner Cabaret's stage by walking over to a small table, sitting down, and then placing the iconic thick black mustache and eyebrows defining the indomitable comedian Groucho Marx. In the The Milwaukee Repertory Theater's superb production An Evening With Groucho written by Ferrante and directed by Dreya Weber, the transformation from actor to classic comic spirt engages the audience in a collusion of laughter and humor for all audiences. (more...)

Soul-stirring PICTURE INCOMPLETE Will Have POPArt Audiences Laughing Out Loud this April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

If life is a cabaret, old chum, what is your showtune? The soul-stirring, foot-stomping, laugh-out-loud PICTURE INCOMPLETE will help audiences find out when it returns to Johannesburg's POPArt Theatre in Maboneng this April. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Actors' NET of Bucks County's GROUCHO: A LIFE IN REVUE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Marx Brothers hijinks and hilarity reign supreme as the award-winning Actors' NET of Bucks County presents the musical comedy, Groucho: A Life in Revue. (more...)

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