Showing posts with label MEL BROOKS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MEL BROOKS. Show all posts

Monday, April 09, 2018


William Shatner

Newark, New Jersey- This spring and summer, New Jersey Performing Arts Center will give movie buffs the unique opportunity to view classic comedy and science-fiction films and hear stories and insight from the iconic actors behind them. The screenings in May, June and July take place at NJPAC in Newark in Prudential Hall and also at Paramount Theatre and Convention Hall in Asbury Park. NJPAC’s most recent partnership with Madison Marquette continues to bring new and exciting programming to Asbury Park’s Boardwalk, just in time for summer.

The bill includes legendary producer/director Mel Brooks looking back at the classic outer space spoof, “Spaceballs;” comedy legend John Cleese appearing for “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”; and Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner, hosting “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.” In addition, John Cusack presents the romantic comedy, “Say Anything;” and Cary Elwes talks about laugh-out-loud comedy, “The Princess Bride.”

Saturday, May 6th at 8PM

Mel Brooks: The Schwartz Awakens – A Screening of Spaceballs
Location: Prudential Hall
Price: $49 - $119

Mel Brooks – The Schwartz Awakens invites you to experience Spaceballs like you’ve never seen it before – in full-format on the big screen – followed by Mel Brooks live on stage with a candid, hilarious look back.

Saturday, May 19th at 7:30 PM

William Shatner LIVE plus Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Location: Prudential Hall
Price: Starting at $39

Prepare to be beamed up for this spectacular screening of the space classic, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, followed by award-winning actor and sci-fi legend William Shatner live on stage!

Saturday, June 16th at 7:30 PM

The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes
Location: Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park
Price: Starting at $39

Q&A with a Performance by CARY ELWES

Saturday, June 22nd at 7:30 PM

Say Anything with John Cusack
Location: Prudential Hall
Price: Starting at $39

Hollywood icon John Cusack comes to NJPAC live with this screening of his iconic 1989 romance, Say Anything.

Saturday, July 20th at 7:30 PM

John Cleese & Monty Python and The Holy Grail
Location: Convention Hall, Asbury Park
Price: Starting at $47

Comedy legend John Cleese is heading in your general direction for this live and truly unforgettable afternoon of hilarity, featuring a screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018



Newark, New Jersey - New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Mel Brooks – The Schwartz Awakens invites you to experience Spaceballs like you’ve never seen it before – in full-format on the big screen – followed by Mel Brooks live on stage with a candid, hilarious look back. 

Since its original release in 1987, Spaceballs – Brooks’ send-up of the Star Wars trilogy – has become a galactic classic in its own right, following the adventures of Lone Star, his half-man/half-dog Barf, and Princess Vespa as they team up to fight the notorious Dark Helmet. In Spaceballs, Brooks balanced swashbuckling adventure with his trademark humor, resulting in a movie that appeals to fans of all types, including hardcore sci-fi nerds. Embraced as a parody for the ages, the film features a cast of comedic icons: John Candy, Rick Moranis, Joan Rivers, Dick Van Patten, Bill Pullman and more.

Mel Brooks

Director, producer, writer and actor Mel Brooks is one of an elite group of entertainers to earn all four major show-biz prizes: the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. His big-screen classics include The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. For his film work, Brooks became the 41st recipient of the AFI’s prestigious Life Achievement Award.

Tickets to see Mel Brooks: The Schwartz Awakens – A Screening of Spaceballs go on sale Friday, March 9th at 10 AM, visit or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) or the NJPAC Box Office.


One Center Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., has the most diverse programming and audience of any performing arts center in the country, and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted more than 8 million visitors (including over 1.6 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.

Photo Courtesy Of: NJ PAC

Monday, June 16, 2014



Story By: G. H. HARDING

Mel Brooks

KATE’S CLOSED --- From Deadline, “It not only was perhaps the most consistently popular and cool restaurant in Beverly Hills, Kate Mantilini which is located at the corner of Wilshire Blvd and Doheny and just two blocks from the headquarters of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, has in recent years become a key part of Oscar campaigning. Sadly, due to a dispute over higher rent with a greedy landlord more interested in lining their pockets than in pleasing Hollywood, Kate’s closed its doors Saturday night after 27 years in the key BH location. The other Kate’s located in Woodland Hills remains open, but frankly it isn’t the same. This one was special.”

"The restaurant, founded in 1987 and owned by the Lewis family (Marilyn and Harry who also founded the famed Hamburger Hamlet chain and sons David, and Adam who has been running it since 2010) which is open late unlike just about every other place of its type in the area, became a real watering hole for many Hollywood types like Mel Brooks who has written his own obit for the place, and so many others. It was almost impossible to go in there and not run into someone you know. It was really a hopping place, both at lunch , dinner and late night. And it not only has been host to numerous premiere parties (including several for Matt Weiner and Mad Men, a Marilyn Lewis obsession) it was also prominently featured in the movie Heat with a key scene between stars Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, now memorialized on the walls of Kate’s.”

When I used to be in L. A. on a more regular basis, Kate’s was usually my first stop. Its food was great all around, especially their tortilla soup and mac and cheese concoctions. Along with the now-closed Chasen’s, and Dan Tana’s, and, now Craig’s … this was southern-L. A. dining at its best. Sad news indeed.

GOD AWARDS LAND FRIDAY IN NYC --- We Care for Humanity awarded Nancy Rivard, Founder of Airline Ambassadors International, Global Woman of the Year at the 1st GOD Awards at L.A.'s Academy of Television Arts & Sciences last June. 

This Friday, the 2nd Annual Global Officials of Dignity Awards (GOD Awards) will honor individuals and corporations who have made substantive contributions to local communities in the fields of Business, Philanthropy, Arts and Entertainment, and to be held at the United Nations in New York City. Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes and Rebecca Holden (TV's Knight Rider) and music-producer Joel Diamond will act as co-hosts at the event and Rebecca and Tony LeBron will perform their hit song, “Dreams Come True.”

American Airlines will receive recognition for their Miles for Kids in Need Program; Delta Air Lines and Silver Airways will be acknowledged for Human Trafficking awareness: and Southwest and Virgin Atlantic will be honored for Humanitarian and Sustainability programs.

“Airline Ambassadors is proud to partner with We Care for Humanity, and highlight leaders in the airline industry who are modeling corporate social responsibility and building global cooperation, understanding and goodwill,” said Nancy Rivard.

D'ONOFRIO CAST --- Vincent D’Onofrio, so good for so many years at Detective Robert Goren in Law & Order/Criminal Intent, has signed on to play the Kingpin in the new Netflix's live-action TV series Daredevil.

Last week, Marvel announced that D'Onofrio, will play Michael Fisk, aka Kingpin, the arch nemesis of Daredevil.

Marvel and Netflix's Daredevil is one part of the companies' long-term business venture into the live-action realm of superhero TV shows. D'Onofrio is bringing with him a large body of past respected work that could propel the series and the character of Fisk even more. 

Now that D'Onofiro has been cast as Fisk, along with Charlie Cox in the title role of the series, the future of the man without fear appears to be looking bright.

CLOSING NOTES --- The sad story of legendary Casey Kasem officially came to an end yesterday, on Father’s Day, as he passed. So much mis-information came from this case, a book and maybe movie must certainly be the next logical step.

In his goodbye to radio fans in 2009, Kasem said, "Success doesn't happen in a vacuum. You're only as good as the people you work with and the people you work for. I've been lucky; I've worked for and with the very best."

Radio's All Access publisher Joel Denver noted, "Casey’s death marks the passing of one of the truly innovative radio personalities of our time. He brought to life the magic of American Top 40 to millions for years, and with that show, he created an indelible and beautiful spotlight on the importance of music and radio for generations of listeners. I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Casey when we both recorded our respective shows and he was always a gentleman, who had a big and caring heart. Rest in peace, Casey."

Classy move by Elton John dedicating "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" at this weekend's Bonnaroo festival. Elton closed the festival.

Yes it really happened: While Hillary Clinton was at a book signing at a Costco in Virginia on Saturday (for her just-released book Hard Choices), who should wandered in, but Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor … in sandals and a striped shorts. So, I guess even Supreme Court Justices have normal lives …

Donnie Kehr

Jersey Boy's Donnie Kehr (and, his dog Buddy Elliot) showed at the Heads And Tails salon benefit Saturday. The afternoon also benefited Bideawee.

Sunday, May 25, 2014


Mel Brooks With Giada DeLaurentiis And Victor Drai

Mel Brooks, Giada DeLaurentiis and Victor Drai strike a pose at Drai's Beach Club & Nightclub grand opening at The Cromwell in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Friday, April 30, 2010


Max Brooks

Carl Reiner

Mel Brooks Gets His Star

Max Brooks With Robert Osborne, Mel Brooks
And Carl Reiner

Cary Elwes

Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks attended the Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony for who else, Mel Brooks Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California.
Photos By: RD / Kirkland / Retna Digital

Thursday, September 18, 2008



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G4 will bring viewers Spaceballs Sunday on September 21st with a special presentation of MGM’s 1987 cult classic feature film, followed by two hours of all new, never-before-seen chapters of “Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs: The Animated Series.” A rollicking parody of popular science-fiction and action films, “Spaceballs” stands as Brooks’ homage to genre films in which the master of comedy skewers some of filmdom’s biggest blockbusters. A collaboration from MGM, Berliner Film Companies and G4, “Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs: The Animated Series” picks up where the cult classic feature film left off, delivering hilarious parodies of today’s pop culture. Executive Producer and Co-Creator Mel Brooks reprises his roles as Planet Spaceballs’ nefarious President Skroob and Yogurt, Daphne Zuniga returns to voice the lovely Princess Vespa, and Joan Rivers is back as the voice of Dot Matrix. Spaceballs Sunday takes place Sunday, September 21st beginning at 3 pm ET/PT, with the presentation of the feature film, followed by all new chapters of “Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs: The Animated Series” at 5 pm ET/PT, only on G4.

You can check out the previews here !