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BWW Review: Fantastic Z's BAD PANDA Examines Alternative FamiliesBWW Review: Fantastic Z's BAD PANDA Examines Alternative Families
by Jay Irwin - Mar 27, 2017

In this ever-changing society of ours it's nice to see shows that take a look at different kinds of love and families. Such is the case with Megan Gogerty's "Bad Panda" currently being offered from Fantastic Z Theatre. And while at times the script felt a bit heavy handed and the production lacked some levels, the show as a whole is a sweet and touching look at another way to look at the issue of what truly makes a family. (more...)

BWW Review: Not Man Apart's PARADISE LOST: RECLAIMING DESTINY Viscerally Recreates The Fall of ManBWW Review: Not Man Apart's PARADISE LOST: RECLAIMING DESTINY Viscerally Recreates The Fall of Man
by Ellen Dostal - Mar 15, 2017

There's not a chance in hell that an audience member could fail to be engaged in Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble's latest new work, PARADISE LOST: RECLAIMING DESTINY. The company has found a tantalizing niche with its athletically rich dance, movement & sensory exploration of stories that literally leap off the stage into the stratosphere. This latest production pushes that unique concept to new heights as it invokes the mighty forces of good and evil in a struggle of epic proportions. (more...)

Santa Barbara Film Festival Announces Producers & Writers Panels LineupSanta Barbara Film Festival Announces Producers & Writers Panels Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today their lineups for their annual Writers and Producers panel series. (more...)

Twelfth Edition of PS122's Coil Features Dance, Theater, Virtual Reality and MoreTwelfth Edition of PS122's Coil Features Dance, Theater, Virtual Reality and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Performance Space 122's annual performance festival, Coil, returns for its twelfth edition with 13 individual events. The festival explores the constant vitality of live performance in New York City through contemporary artists from diverse genres, cultures and perspectives. Featuring work created locally, across the U.S., and around the world, Coil is known for its groundbreaking contemporary performance across interdisciplinary art, working with new technologies and forms. Through installations, live and virtual practices, PS122 is committed to redefining how, where, and when performance is experienced. (more...)

New Work by Daniel Fish, Virtual Reality Show and More Set for PS122's COIL 2017 Festival; Lineup Announced!New Work by Daniel Fish, Virtual Reality Show and More Set for PS122's COIL 2017 Festival; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Performance Space 122's annual performance festival, Coil, returns for its twelfth edition with 13 individual events. (more...)

BWW Review: Fantastic Z's DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND a Bit Too CampyBWW Review: Fantastic Z's DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND a Bit Too Campy
by Jay Irwin - Sep 30, 2016

Fantastic Z Theatre is closing out their season of gay comedy with the campy take on 50's sci-fi, Buddy Thomas and Kenneth Elliott's 'Devil Boys From Beyond'. And while this crazy romp certainly has the fun of their previous shows, at times the camp gets to be a bit much to the point of lacking focus and it's there where the play suffers. (more...)

Fantastic.Z Theatre to Stage DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYONDFantastic.Z Theatre to Stage DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

For Fantastic.Z Theatre's Fall main stage show, in keeping with their 2016 theme of comedy Comedy COMEDY, Z presents Devil Boys From Beyond. (more...)

Fantastic.Z Theatre to Stage DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYONDFantastic.Z Theatre to Stage DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

For Fantastic.Z Theatre's Fall main stage show, in keeping with their 2016 theme of comedy Comedy COMEDY, Z presents Devil Boys From Beyond. (more...)

BWW Review: Fantastic Z's PSYCHO BEACH PARTY Provides Hot Kitschy HilarityBWW Review: Fantastic Z's PSYCHO BEACH PARTY Provides Hot Kitschy Hilarity
by Jay Irwin - May 27, 2016

I'll admit I'm quite picky and protective about the works of Charles Busch. He's one of my favorite authors with his brilliant ability to tell a well thought out story through the kitschy lens of 40's, 50's and 60's pop culture. I've been fortunate enough to see the master himself perform his own works three times. I've only ever seen a local production attempt one of his works once before (a dreadful bastardization of “Vampire Lesbians of Sodom” that need never be mentioned again). So when I heard that Fantastic Z was performing his most well known work, “Psycho Beach Party” AND it was opening on my birthday I thought this could either be a wonderful thing or the universe playing a cruel joke. Well lucky for me (and for all of you) the folks at Fantastic Z and director Kyle Baiz must have as much love and respect for the piece as I do as they managed a fun and frothy, pitch perfect production. (more...)

Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Rylance, and More Win BAFTA AwardsLeonardo DiCaprio, Mark Rylance, and More Win BAFTA Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2016

The BAFTA Awards were just announced, with Leonardo DiCaprio continuing his winning streak on his march to the Oscars. Check out the full winners list below! (more...)

Inarritu, HBO & More Among 2015 DGA Award Winners- Full List AnnouncedInarritu, HBO & More Among 2015 DGA Award Winners- Full List Announced
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2016

The DGA (Directors Guild of America) Awards have just been announced! Among the winners are THE REVENANT's Alejandro Inarritu, GAME OF THRONES' David Nutter, and DESCENDANTS' Kenny Ortega. Check out the full list of winners below! (more...)

BWW Column: Oscar Nominations Maintain Status Quo, but I've Still Got ThoughtsBWW Column: Oscar Nominations Maintain Status Quo, but I've Still Got Thoughts
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 14, 2016

Happy holidays movie nerds! Nominations were announced for the 88th Annual Academy Awards this morning, and while I don't believe that there were any glaring, outrage-inducing snubs, I am going to go through the major categories and share some knee-jerk reactions. As is often the case for those of us that follow movie releases and award shows closely, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences didn't throw too many curveballs in this year's nominations, which means that there are a lot of people that have seen many of the nominees in the major categories. In fact, the Best Picture nominees have pulled in almost $602 million at the domestic box office, a pretty big number, considering half of them were released in the last two months and had to contend with the behemoth that is STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. (more...)

Eddie Redmayne, Cate Blanchett Among OSCAR Nominees; Full List!Eddie Redmayne, Cate Blanchett Among OSCAR Nominees; Full List!
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 14, 2016

The 88th Oscars Nominations Announcement was broadcast live today, Thursday, January 14, from the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. (more...)

DGA Announces New Award Category Recognizing Emerging Talent in Feature FilmDGA Announces New Award Category Recognizing Emerging Talent in Feature Film
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Today, the Directors Guild of America announced the five nominees for a new category recognizing the achievement of first-time feature film directors. (more...)

BRIDGE OF SPIES, CAROL Top 2016 BAFTA Film Award Nominations; Full ListBRIDGE OF SPIES, CAROL Top 2016 BAFTA Film Award Nominations; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

The nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2016 have been announced. Bridge of Spies and Carol each receive nine nominations. (more...)

CAROL Tops Nominees of Australian Cinema & Television Awards; Full ListCAROL Tops Nominees of Australian Cinema & Television Awards; Full List
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Nominations for the 5th Annual International Awards from the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts have been announced. (more...)

Our Movie Critic Counts Down his 15 Favorite Movies of 2015Our Movie Critic Counts Down his 15 Favorite Movies of 2015
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 4, 2016

Now that 2015 is squarely in the rearview mirror, and everyone is back to work after the holidays, it is time to take a look at some of the best films of the past year. As was the case with my Top 15 TV Shows of 2015 list, this is not intended to be a comprehensive list. I am one man, and I have not yet seen every major movie released last year. However, as I continue to work through screeners and upcoming screenings (I live in Orlando, so not all of the awards-bait has been released here yet), I will count down the top 2015 releases that I saw during the calendar year. Notable omissions are BRIDGE OF SPIES, THE REVENANT, THE DANISH GIRL, and CONCUSSION, all of which I hope to see by the end of the week. (more...)

Variety to Honor Will Smith, '10 Directors to Watch' & More at Palm Springs Film FestVariety to Honor Will Smith, '10 Directors to Watch' & More at Palm Springs Film Fest
by Movies News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Variety will present two-time Academy Award nominee Will Smith with theCreative Impact in Acting Award, presented by Mercedes-Benz,which celebrates his scope of work (more...)

MAD MAX, FARGO Lead Nominations for 21ST ANNUAL CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS; Full List!MAD MAX, FARGO Lead Nominations for 21ST ANNUAL CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Nominations for THE CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS were announced this morning. Leading the pack for films is MAD MAX: FURY ROAD. FARGO tops the list for television. (more...)

LES MIS Director Tom Hooper Among Honorees for 19th Annual Hollywood Film AwardsLES MIS Director Tom Hooper Among Honorees for 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Dick clark productions announced today that Academy Award-winning director Tom Hooper will be honored with the 'Hollywood Director Award,' for 'The Danish Girl'; Academy Award-winning actor Benicio Del Toro will receive the 'Hollywood Supporting Actor Award,' (more...)

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