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Chippendales Celebrates 35th Anniversary Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

1979 was the year that introduced the world to the Sony Walkman, Donna Summer's "Last Dance" won the Oscar for Best Song, "The Dukes of Hazard" and "Dallas" dominated the small screen and Bo Derek made her famous jog on the beach in the film "10". It was also the year that the Chippendales began gyrating their way into the hearts and laps of women everywhere. By putting a new twist on an old profession, the striptease, the Men of Chippendales, one of the most exclusive fraternities in the world, became the first all-male dance troupe for women. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Bruce Cohen On UPRISING OF LOVE Charity Event, PUSHING DAISIES: THE MUSICAL, Upcoming Projects & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 15, 2014

Today we are talking to an Academy Award-winning producer all about his sensational career trajectory thus far as we look ahead to next week's LGBT awareness-raising charity event UPRISING OF LOVE, the talented Bruce Cohen. Discussing his friendship with noted composer and UPRISING OF LOVE co-producer Stephen Schwartz, Cohen details what audiences can expect from the star-studded evening of information and entertainment, scripted by none other than Cohen's Oscar-winning MILK collaborator Dustin Lance Black. Furthermore, Cohen outlines how he first became involved with the UPRISING OF LOVE movement at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Additionally, Cohen shares his enthusiasm for the impressive slate of performers scheduled to take the stage of the Gershwin Theater, home of WICKED, for the one-night-only experience - including recording icon Sting, Broadway legend Patti LuPone, recent Tony Award winner Billy Porter, plus the casts of WICKED, I AM HARVEY MILK and more. Plus, Cohen also teases preliminary prospective plans to pursue a stage iteration of TV cult hit PUSHING DAISIES with creator Bryan Fuller, shares memories of working with Steven Spielberg on a number of projects, as well as reflects on producing last season's BIG FISH on Broadway, as well as comments on his Oscar-winning work on AMERICAN BEAUTY, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, upcoming projects and much more! (more...)

Wilde Award Nominations Announced for 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The Wilde Awards 2014 Ceremony will be taking place September 22nd and hosted by EncoreMichigan.com. (more...)

HBO to Air TRUE BLOOD Series Finale 8/24
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

HBO has announced that it will air Episode #80 the TRUE BLOOD series finale titled 'Thank You' on SUNDAY, AUG. 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) (more...)

Scoop: TRUE BLOOD *Series Finale* on HBO - Sunday, August 24, 2014
by TV Scoop - Aug 13, 2014

Get all the scoop on TRUE BLOOD *Series Finale*, airing on HBO on Sunday, August 24, 2014! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Love Is to Die' Episode of HBO's TRUE BLOOD
by - Aug 11, 2014

Below, get a sneak peek at the next episode of HBO's TRUE BLOOD titled 'Love Is to Die'. The episode airs SUNDAY, AUG. 17th (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

Sir Elton John to Produce VIRTUOSO Music Pilot for HBO
by TV News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

HBO will team with Sir Elton John, his husband David Furnish and 'True Blood' creator Alan Ball on a pilot centered on an elite music academy. (more...)

DAUGHTER OF THE WAVES to Premiere at Theater For The New City's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Theater For The New City's has selected Eileen Connolly and Sean Roschman's new theatrical collaboration, Daughter Of The Waves, to have its world premiere during their 2014 Dream Up Festival. (more...)

Scoop: TRUE BLOOD on HBO - Sunday, August 17, 2014
by TV Scoop - Aug 04, 2014

Get all the scoop on TRUE BLOOD, airing on HBO on Sunday, August 17, 2014! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Almost Home' Episode of HBO's TRUE BLOOD
by - Aug 04, 2014

On the next episode of HBO's TRUE BLOOD titled 'Almost Home,' with his prey in sight, Eric reconsiders his end-game strategies against Sarah. Sookie puts her life at risk in hopes of saving Bill. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'May be the Last Time' Episode of HBO's TRUE BLOOD
by - Jul 31, 2014

On the next episode of HBO's TRUE BLOOD titled "May Be the Last Time", Eric (Alexander Skarsgard), Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Mr. Gus (Will Yun Lee) close in on Sarah (Anna Camp) in Dallas. (more...)

Scoop: TRUE BLOOD on HBO - Sunday, August 10, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 28, 2014

Get all the scoop on TRUE BLOOD, airing on HBO on Sunday, August 10, 2014! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'May be the Last Time' Episode of HBO's TRUE BLOOD
by - Jul 28, 2014

Below, get a sneak peek at the next episode of HBO's TRUE BLOOD titled 'May be the Last Time'. The episode airs Sunday, August 3rd at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. (more...)

VIDEO: Coming Up on Season 7 of TRUE BLOOD
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2014

At the San Diego Comic-Con yesterday, HBO's True Blood screened a video previewing the last five episodes of the series. Check it out below! (more...)

Sarah Palin Reacts to Personal Treatment by TRUE BLOOD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2014

According to Deadline, at the San Diego Comic-Con yesterday, True Blood castmember Kristin Bauer van Straten revealed that HBO attempted to get Sarah Palin to make a cameo in one of the episodes; however, she turned down the offer. The episode aired on July 20 and included several digs at the Republican GOP as well as a bloodbath at a fictional fundraiser for real-life Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. (more...)

MEET & GREET to Return at Theatre Asylum, Opening 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

After playing to sold out crowds at the recent 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival, the new hit comedy play - MEET & GREET returns for an extended run at Theatre Asylum-Elephant Space in Hollywood. The Encore! Producers' Award winner was written by t.v. veterans Stan Zimmerman (The Golden Girls, Roseanne, Gilmore Girls) & Christian McLaughlin (Married with Children, Desperate Housewives) and directed by Stan Zimmerman (Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Blink & You Might Miss Me, A Tuna Christmas). The outrageous comedy features an all star cast, including Daniele Gaither (Mad TV, Groundlings), Teresa Ganzel (Wall-E, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson), Carolyn Hennesy (True Blood, General Hospital), Vicki Lewis (NewsRadio, Chicago on Broadway) and Brendan Robinson (Pretty Little Liars). It runs for only twenty-four performances at Theatre Asylum-Elephant Space, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles from Friday August 1st to Sunday September 21st with three performances per weekend, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 4pm. Tickets are $20 online or $25 at the door. (more...)

BWW Review: FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS Shows the Evolving Female Role in Society
by Maggie Yates - Jul 22, 2014

In some aspects of American culture, weddings are considered amongst the most stressful episodes a person can endure. Despite the happiness associated with the affair, weddings offer a minefield of potential familial discord, monetary pressure, and the inevitable anxiety people feel surrounding their personal connection to the milestone... (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Karma' Episode of HBO's TRUE BLOOD
by - Jul 21, 2014

Below, get a sneak peek at the next episode of HBO's TRUE BLOOD titled 'Karma'. The episode airs Sunday, July 27th at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Lost Cause' Episode of HBO's TRUE BLOOD
by - Jul 14, 2014

Below, get a sneak peek at the next episode of HBO's TRUE BLOOD titled 'Lost Cause'. The episode airs Sunday, July 20th at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. (more...)

TRUE BLOOD Stars Mourn Loss of Beloved Character on Twitter
by TV News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

As HBO's TRUE BLOOD wraps up the season, fans were shocked to see the demise of one of the show's most beloved character, Joe Manganiello's Alcide. (more...)

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