Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’ – Celebrity news

HAWAII THEATRE HASN’T announced it to the public yet … but the official website of Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke confirms the show business legend will star with popular news anchor and veteran stage, film and TV actor Joe Moore in the comedy Heaven Forbid! June 20-30 at Hawaii Theatre! Duke, whose career spans more than 90 TV and theatrical movies, won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker, and also has three Emmys and three Golden Globes to her name. Her most recent performances on stage have been in Oklahoma on Broadway, and as Madame Morrible in the San Francisco production of Wicked. Moore, who won high praise from The New York Times last summer for his portrayal of Oscar in The Odd Couple at the Connecticut Repertory Theatre, is elated, saying, “I love her work and can’t wait to share the stage with her.” Heaven Forbid! by Michael Aitkens is an adult comedy about two rebellious seniors in a New Jersey retirement home who refuse to grow old gracefully. Duke and Moore will top a cast of nine in the laugh-filled play that holds up a mirror to the dilemmas of aging and remaining independent in the face of those who wish the old would just fade away …


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Patty Duke. Photos from Tom Moffatt

Dancing with the StarsKym Johnson lit up the beach in a peach bikini and later practiced dance moves with this season’s partner, actor Ingo Rademacher, who relocated to the island after his General Hospital tenure …

On Saturday, April 6, KTUH will host Renewal, a massive dance party at the UH Manoa Campus Center Ballroom and Forum. Two music areas, nine of Honolulu’s top EDM DJs, lots of lights, lasers and more! The drug-and alcohol-free event is open to ages 18-plus from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. …

This week in 1977: Gladys Knight and the Pips pack Blaisdell Arena. Backed by a 21-piece band, they perform fan favorites including I’ve Got To Use My Imagination, Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me, If I Were Your Woman, Neither One Of Us, Midnight Train To Georgia and I Heard It Through The Grapevine. Throughout the concert, the Arena is literally shaking with people clapping, stomping their feet and boogieing in their seats. Hawaii’s Leon and Malia open the evening. Tickets cost $7.50, $6.50 and $5.50 … and the No. 1 record in Hawaii is Rich Girl by Hall & Oates

Join Tom Moffatt as he chats with James Taylor this Saturday on Uncle Tom’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Drive In, 8 a.m. to noon on Hawaii’s Kool Gold 107.9!