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VIDEO: Watch 'Graveyard' Teaser Trailer for Final Season of HBO's TRUE BLOOD
by TV News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

HBO's TRUE BLOOD will begin its ten-episode, seventh and final season on SUNDAY, JUNE 22 at 9:00 p.m. Below, check out a just-released Season 7 teaser trailer titled 'Graveyard'! (more...)

HBO Announces June Debut Dates for TRUE BLOOD, THE LEFTOVERS
by TV News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

From Damon Lindelof (Emmy(R) winner for 'Lost') and acclaimed novelist Tom Perrotta (Academy Award(R) nominee for 'Little Children'), THE LEFTOVERS begins its ten-episode season SUNDAY, JUNE 15 at 10:00 p.m. (more...)

ATC to Present HOLDING THE MAN at Matrix Theatre, 5/10-6/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Writer, actor and activist Timothy Conigrave's best-selling memoir (winner of the United Nations Human Rights Award for Non-Fiction and listed as one of the '100 Favorite Australian Books' by the Australian Society of Authors) is one of Australia's great love stories. The stage version by Tommy Murphy captures all its special magic. Producers Nick Hardcastle and Nate Jones launch their newly formed Australian Theatre Company with the Los Angeles premiere of Holding the Man, featuring an all-Australian cast and directed by veteran Hollywood acting coach Larry Moss. Opening night is May 10 at the Matrix Theatre. (more...)

Ben Stiller to Star in I AM CHIPPENDALES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Ben Stiller will star in 'I Am Chippendales.' Alan Ball ('True Blood,' 'Six Feet Under'), adapting the book by Rodney Sheldon, will produce and direct the film. (more...)

Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

As Mildred's Umbrella continues to grow, we proudly bring you another season of Premieres, as well as our Museum of Dysfunction Play Festival as we always do... but this year we've added our WOMEN'S PROJECT, which will be four short-run productions, designed to give up-and-coming female artists a chance to create art with us while also raising awareness of local women's charities. (more...)

Megan Hilty, Jeremy Jordan, Billy Porter & More Added to MCC's MISCAST 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

MCC THEATER has announced that the annual Miscast 2014 gala has added Billy Porter, Jeremy Jordan, Megan Hilty, and Raul Esparza as performers, joining the previously announced Zosia Mamet, Christian Borle, Anika Noni Rose, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Steven Pasquale, Jesse L. Martin, Sasha Allen, Keala Settle, and Nicole Parker. Phil Reno will serve as Musical Director. Additional performers will be announced at a later date. Miscast 2014 will be held Monday, March 31, 2014 at The Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street). The evening will begin with a cocktail hour and gala dinner followed by the Miscast performances. Gala and show-only tickets are now on sale at www.mcctheater.org. (more...)

Cinemax Renews BANSHEE for Third Season
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

CINEMAX has renewed the Emmy®-winning hit action series BANSHEE for a third season, scheduled to debut in 2015, it was announced today (more...)

New York Premiere of RED ANGEL Set for Theatre Row's Studio Theatre; Performances Begin 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Kirby Productions presents the New York premiere of RED ANGEL by playwright Eric Bogosian ('Talk Radio,' 'subUrbia') directed by Feliziano Flores with performances beginning February 27 at Theatre Row's Studio Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christian Borle, Zosia Mamet & More Set for MCC's MISCAST 2014 Honoring Allison Janney
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

MCC THEATER as announced the preliminary lineup of performers for the annual Miscast 2014 gala, which will feature one-night-only performances from stars of stage and screen including Zosia Mamet, Christian Borle, Anika Noni Rose, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Steven Pasquale, Jesse L. Martin, Sasha Allen, Keala Settle, and Nicole Parker. Phil Reno will serve as Musical Director. Additional performers will be announced at a later date. Miscast 2014 will be held Monday, March 31, 2014 at The Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street). The evening will begin with a cocktail hour and gala dinner followed by the Miscast performances. Show-only tickets are now on sale at www.mcctheater.org. (more...)

Cinemax's Emmy Winning Series BANSHEE Returns for Season 2 Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

BANSHEE returns for its ten-episode second season TONIGHT, JAN. 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), it was announced today by CINEMAX. The Emmy(R)-winning series is executive produced by Alan Ball, Peter Macdissi, Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler and Greg Yaitanes. (more...)

Cinemax Uses 'Character Vines' to Tease Second Season of BANSHEE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

This week, Cinemax is posting “character Vines” to tease the second season premiere of the Emmy Award-winning show Banshee, marking the VERY FIRST time that a television program has used the characters themselves in a series of Vines (more...)

Cinemax Uses 'Character Vines' to Tease Second Season of BANSHEE
by TV News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

This week, Cinemax is posting “character Vines” to tease the second season premiere of the Emmy Award-winning show Banshee, marking the VERY FIRST time that a television program has used the characters themselves in a series of Vines (more...)

Luke Grimes Exits HBO's TRUE BLOOD; Role to Be Recast
by TV News Desk - Dec 31, 2013

TVLine reports exclusively that Luke Grimes, who portrayed Jessica's lover 'James' in Season 6 of HBO's TRUE BLOOD will not be returning for the final season of the series. (more...)

Lafayette to Summon Up New Love Interest in HBO's TRUE BLOOD Season 7
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

According to TVLine's Tom Ausiello, TRUE BLOOD will welcome a new character in its seventh and final season on HBO -- a new boyfriend for Lafayette (Nelson Ellis). (more...)

Second Season of BANSHEE to Premiere 1/10 on Cinemax
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

BANSHEE returns for its ten-episode second season FRIDAY, JAN. 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on CINEMAX. The Emmy(R)-winning series is executive produced by Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler, Peter Macdissi, Alan Ball and Greg Yaitanes. (more...)

Spoilers! A Taste of What's In Store For Final Season of HBO's TRUE BLOOD
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2013

The Stir has revealed a list of five juicy spoilers for True Blood's upcoming seventh and final season. Scroll down for a taste of what's to come! (more...)

MCC's 2014 MISCAST Gala to Honor Allison Janney; Set for 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Nov 06, 2013

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey and William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) just announced that this year's Miscast gala, an annual highlight of the New York theater season, will honor award-winning actress Allison Janney. (more...)

Cinemax's Emmy Winning Series BANSHEE to Return for Season 2, 1/10
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

BANSHEE returns for its ten-episode second season FRIDAY, JAN. 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), it was announced today by CINEMAX. The Emmy(R)-winning series is executive produced by Alan Ball, Peter Macdissi, Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler and Greg Yaitanes. (more...)

Sobini Films Developing Feature Following Roger Ebert & Russ Meyer's Working Relationship
by Movies News Desk - Oct 08, 2013

Mark Amin's Sobini Films is partnering with David Permut's Permut Presentations and Richard Waltzer's Chautauqua Entertainment to acquire RUSS & ROGER GO BEYOND, a screenplay written by Emmy winner Christopher Cluess (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, THE SIMPSONS) based on the true story of the unique relationship between provocative filmmaker Russ Meyer and legendary critic Roger Ebert while they made BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS at 20th Century Fox. (more...)

BWW Blog: Brandon Davidson of MY FAIR LADY - If Higgins Was Alive Today
by Guest Blogger: Brandon Davidson - Sep 30, 2013

I was a bit intrusive to my cast this evening: I went around to each cast member and stuck my voice memo recorder in their face asking them 4 on-the-spot questions about Henry Higgins. It proved to be a funny experiment as my cast mates blurted out some of their answers (I made this a timed experiment, asking each cast member to say the first answer that came to mind). As it turns out, there were a few common answers about where Higgins would live, or which celebrity he resembles. And just the same, there were some "left field" answers which were cause for a chuckle. Here are the questions I asked: (more...)

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