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A Hot Arm Could Lead to a Cool Million! Disney's Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest Offers a Chance to Win $1 Million
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Disney is giving amateur baseball pitchers in the nation a chance to compete for a $1 million prize in the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest. The Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest is being held to celebrate the opening of Disney's 'Million Dollar Arm,' an incredible true story about two young men who went from never throwing a baseball to getting a Major League tryout. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff and More Set for 92Y's GETTING TO KNOW YOU: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN, Now thru 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were established hit makers when they teamed up to make a musical about cowboys and farmers. What follows was a miracle-Oklahoma!, then Carousel and South Pacific; the list of extraordinary hits goes on. Tonight, April 5 and April 6 and 7 get to know these legends even better at Getting to Know You: Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lyrics & Lyricists first look at the two songwriters as a team. Guest artistic director, writer and host Ted Chapin, head of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, shares an insider's perspective on the pair, gleaned from his years with the Rodgers and Hammerstein families; joined by vocalists Lewis Cleale, Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff, Rebecca Luker, and Phillipa Soo. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Bob Sagat & More Set for Season Finale of Showtime's INSIDE COMEDY
by TV News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

On the season three finale of INSIDE COMEDY on Monday, April 7, Kevin Pollak recalls his childhood obsession with impersonating everyone from Robert Duvall to William Shatner; how Cosby influenced his acting career; and his early years coming up with buddy Dana Carvey. (more...)

Lewis Cleale Joins Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff and More in 92Y's GETTING TO KNOW YOU: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN, 4/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were established hit makers when they teamed up to make a musical about cowboys and farmers. What follows was a miracle-Oklahoma!, then Carousel and South Pacific; the list of extraordinary hits goes on. On April 5, 6 and 7 get to know these legends even better at Getting to Know You: Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lyrics & Lyricists first look at the two songwriters as a team. Guest artistic director, writer and host Ted Chapin, head of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, shares an insider's perspective on the pair, gleaned from his years with the Rodgers and Hammerstein families; joined by vocalists Lewis Cleale, Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff, Rebecca Luker, and Phillipa Soo. (more...)

Second City Brings HAPPILY EVER LAUGHTER to Lincoln Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Chicago's legendary comedy theatre, The Second City, presents Happily Ever Laughter, a hilarious revue featuring some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisation from its 53-year history. Drawing on classic material from The Second City archives as well as scenes ripped from the morning headlines, The Second City's Happily Ever Laughter is your chance to see comedy stars in the making in an evening of smart, cutting-edge comedy. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Gilbert Gottfried on Showtime's INSIDE COMEDY
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

On Monday, March 24, actor and comedian Gilbert Gottfried explains his love/hate relationship with show business, dishes on some of his more controversial material, including the dirty, infamous “The Aristocrats” joke, and how it felt to find out from internet reports that he had been fired. Also in this episode, writer, actor and comic Richard Lewis, who has enjoyed forty-years in stand-up comedy, talks about the advice he received at the start of his career from the late, beloved David Brenner, and how his breakthrough finally came more than 15 years into his career with his role on “Anything But Love.” (more...)

Jonathan Groff, Mandy Gonzalez & More Set for 92Y Lyrics & Lyricists' Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration, 4/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were established hit makers when they teamed up to make a musical about cowboys and farmers. What follows was a miracle—Oklahoma!, then Carousel and South Pacific; the list of extraordinary hits goes on. On April 5, 6 and 7 get to know these legends even better at Getting to Know You: Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lyrics & Lyricists first look at the two songwriters as a team. Guest artistic director, writer and host Ted Chapin, head of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, shares an insider's perspective on the pair, gleaned from his years with the Rodgers and Hammerstein families; joined by vocalists Brandon Victor Dixon, Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff, Rebecca Luker, and Phillipa Soo. (more...)

Full Cast and Creatives Announced for Yale Rep's THESE PAPER BULLETS!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS!, a modish ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, adapted by Rolin Jones, with songs by Billie Joe Armstrong, and directed by Jackson Gay, March 14-April 5 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 20. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Key & Peele Visit Showtime's INSIDE COMEDY, 3/17
by TV News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Writers, producers and actors Keegan-Michael Key & Jordan Peele, the current kings of sketch comedy, sit down with host David Steinberg to discuss their Second City roots (more...)

Eric Idle & Bob Einstein Set for Showtime's INSIDE COMEDY, 3/3
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

On Monday, March 3, legendary comedians from both sides of the pond, Eric Idle and Bob Einstein, sit down with INSIDE COMEDY host David Steinberg to dish on their careers and some of television's most iconic shows. British comedian, actor, author and writer Eric Idle talks about the origin of Monty Python and creating the Tony-Award winning musical comedy Spamalot. Meanwhile actor, comedian and writer Bob Einstein talks about getting his break on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, working with the celebrated Redd Foxx and the creation of one of his most memorable characters, Super Dave. (more...)

INSIDE COMEDY Host David Steinberg Sits Down with Comedian Andrew Dice Clay, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

On Monday, February 24, INSIDE COMEDY host David Steinberg sits down with controversial comedian Andrew Dice Clay who reveals a more vulnerable side to his tough-guy persona and shares some of his career-defining moments. Also in this episode, Kevin Nealon discusses the iconic comedians who influenced his work, how he landed a coveted spot as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and why he has never felt like a real actor. (more...)

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS to Run 3/16-30 at Segal Centre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

The Segal Centre will present a limited engagement of David Mamet's powerful Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Glengarry Glen Ross, directed by Segal Centre Artistic Producer Paul Flicker, from March 16th - 30th, 2014. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Bette Midler Talks Career & More on Showtime's INSIDE COMEDY
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Tthe incomparable Bette Midler sits down with host David Steinberg on INSIDE COMEDY, sharing stories about her start in comedy, meeting Barry Manilow for the first time, and a memorable audition for The Tonight Show. (more...)

Second City Brings HAPPILY EVER LAUGHTER to Lincoln Theatre, 3/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Chicago's legendary comedy theatre, The Second City, presents Happily Ever Laughter, a hilarious revue featuring some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisation from its 53-year history. Drawing on classic material from The Second City archives as well as scenes ripped from the morning headlines, The Second City's Happily Ever Laughter is your chance to see comedy stars in the making in an evening of smart, cutting-edge comedy. (more...)

Angel Light Pictures to Produce Documentary THE APPRENTICESHIP OF TED KOTCHEFF
by Movies News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Angel Light Pictures announced today that they will produce THE APPRENTICESHIP OF TED KOTCHEFF, a documentary about the life of Ted Kotcheff (William T. Kotcheff). The film will track the cinematic journey of the legendary Canadian film and television director, by Antonio Saillant in his debut as a director (Heterosexual, The Ascension). (more...)

Angel Light to Produce THE APPRENTICESHIP OF TED KOTCHEFF
by Movies News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Angel Light Pictures announced today that they will produce THE APPRENTICESHIP OF TED KOTCHEFF, a documentary about the life of Ted Kotcheff (William T. Kotcheff). (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Jonah Hill Featured on INSIDE COMEDY on Showtime Tonight
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Tonight, February 10, David Steinberg sits down with actor Jonah Hill who talks about growing up as a cinephile, working with Martin Scorsese, and his shaky start when he first began doing stand-up. Get a sneak peek below! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Jonah Hill Featured on Next INSIDE COMEDY on Showtime
by TV News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

On Monday, February 10, David Steinberg sits down with actor Jonah Hill who talks about growing up as a cinephile, working with Martin Scorsese, and his shaky start when he first began doing stand-up. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and The Second City to Present World Premiere of New Collaboration, 10/16-19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

Hubbard Street Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton and Kelly Leonard, Executive Vice President of The Second City, Inc. are delighted to announce a collaboratively devised production by the two performing arts organizations, to receive its world premiere October 16-19, 2014, kicking off Hubbard Street's 2014-15 season at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and The Second City Announce Joint Production
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

Hubbard Street Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton and Kelly Leonard, Executive Vice President of The Second City, Inc. are delighted to announce a collaboratively devised production by the two performing arts organizations, to receive its world premiere October 16-19, 2014, kicking off Hubbard Street's 2014-15 season at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park. (more...)

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