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FSLC Announces Ava DuVernay's The 13th as Opening Night of NYFF54FSLC Announces Ava DuVernay's The 13th as Opening Night of NYFF54
by Movies News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Ava DuVernay's documentary The 13th as the Opening Night selection of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 - October 16), making its world premiere at Alice Tully Hall. (more...)

AMC & Sony Pictures to Bring David Carr's THE NIGHT OF THE GUN to MiniseriesAMC & Sony Pictures to Bring David Carr's THE NIGHT OF THE GUN to Miniseries
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

AMC and Sony Pictures Television today announced an agreement to develop journalist David Carr's searing and poignant bestselling memoir THE NIGHT OF THE GUN as a six-part miniseries on AMC, with Bob Odenkirk ('Better Call Saul,' 'Fargo,' 'Breaking Bad') attached to play Carr, who died last year, and Shawn Ryan ('The Shield,' 'Mad Dogs,' 'Terriers') attached to write. (more...)

Bob Odenkirk to Star in AMC & Sony's THE NIGHT OF THE GUN Mini-SeriesBob Odenkirk to Star in AMC & Sony's THE NIGHT OF THE GUN Mini-Series
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

AMC and Sony Pictures Television today announced an agreement to develop journalist David Carr's searing and poignant bestselling memoir “The Night of the Gun” as a six-part miniseries on AMC, with Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul,” “Fargo,” “Breaking Bad”) attached to play Carr, who died last year, and Shawn Ryan (“The Shield,” “Mad Dogs,” “Terriers”) attached to write. (more...)

Photo Flash: SIDEWAYS Opens Tonight at St James TheatrePhoto Flash: SIDEWAYS Opens Tonight at St James Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

The European premiere of Rex Pickett's acclaimed comedy SIDEWAYS opens tonight at St James Theatre, directed by David Grindley, for a limited run until July 9. The cast features Daniel Weyman (Miles), Simon Harrison (Jack), Ellie Piercy (Maya), Beth Cordingly (Terra), Anne Kavanagh(Phyllis/Evelyn), Kirsten Hazel Smith (Rosie/Victoria) and Daniel Barry (Chris/Daryl). (more...)

Laura Linney and More to Be Honored at 2016 'Tower of Hope' GalaLaura Linney and More to Be Honored at 2016 'Tower of Hope' Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Three-time Academy Award nominated actress Laura Linney, cancer survivor, producer and actress Christina Simpkins, and renowned oncologist Dr. Fred Rosenfelt will be honored for their commitment to raising awareness about cancer, and ending the disease at Tower Cancer Research Foundation's Tower of Hope Gala on Thursday, May 19, 2016.  (more...)

Richard Madden and Lily James's ROMEO AND JULIET Leads May's Top 10 New London ShowsRichard Madden and Lily James's ROMEO AND JULIET Leads May's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - May 2, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From two buzzy Shakespeare productions and satirical opera to dance at the Old Vic, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

Tony Winner Lena Hall Will Lead Private Industry Reading of CITIZEN RUTHTony Winner Lena Hall Will Lead Private Industry Reading of CITIZEN RUTH
by Marissa Sblendorio - Mar 9, 2016

Tony Award-winner Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) will lead an industry reading of Citizen Ruth: An American Musical Comedy in New York City on Thursday, March 10, 2016. Based on the Miramax film, screenplay by Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Citizen Ruth features a book and lyrics by Mark Leydorf and music by Michael Brennan. The invite-only reading will precede an anticipated Off-Broadway run this summer. (more...)

SIDEWAYS To Premiere at the St. James Theatre, May 26SIDEWAYS To Premiere at the St. James Theatre, May 26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

A brand new production of Rex Pickett's critically acclaimed and much loved novel and play Sideways will open at the St James Theatre for its UK and European premiere, directed by David Grindley (Daytona, Journey's End, The American Plan). Sideways has a limited run from 26 May until 9 July, with press night on 31 May and the full cast and creative team will be announced in due course.  (more...)

Sean Baker & More to Participate In 15th Annual Film Independent Directors Close-UpSean Baker & More to Participate In 15th Annual Film Independent Directors Close-Up
by Movies News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the LA Film Festival and Film Independent at LACMA, announced the guest speakers and program today for the 15th annual Film Independent Directors Close-Up series (more...)

ANNIE HALL Tops WGA's 101 Funniest Screenplays; Full List Revealed!ANNIE HALL Tops WGA's 101 Funniest Screenplays; Full List Revealed!
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) tonight released the list of the 101 Funniest Screenplays. (more...)

BBC America Names Gina Mingacci VP, Development & Current ProgrammingBBC America Names Gina Mingacci VP, Development & Current Programming
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

BBC AMERICA has appointed Gina Mingacci to vice president, development and current programming. Based in Los Angeles, she reports to Nena Rodrigue, head of programming and production for BBC AMERICA. (more...)

Avid Supports Aspiring Filmmakers at Sundance Institute Directors Lab for the 23rd Consecutive YearAvid Supports Aspiring Filmmakers at Sundance Institute Directors Lab for the 23rd Consecutive Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

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Shakespeare Orange County Star-Studded 'Fun-Raiser' Kicks Off SUMMERFEST 2015 TonightShakespeare Orange County Star-Studded 'Fun-Raiser' Kicks Off SUMMERFEST 2015 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

Setting the tone for another season of great entertainment under the stars, Shakespeare Orange County (SOC) launches Summerfest 2015 at the Garden Grove Amphitheatre tonight, June 13 with its 2nd Annual 'Fun-raising' event. (more...)

Shakespeare Orange County Star-Studded 'Fun-Raiser' Kicks Off SUMMERFEST 2015Shakespeare Orange County Star-Studded 'Fun-Raiser' Kicks Off SUMMERFEST 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Setting the tone for another season of great entertainment under the stars, Shakespeare Orange County (SOC) launches Summerfest 2015 at the Garden Grove Amphitheatre on June 13 with its 2nd Annual 'Fun-raising' event. (more...)

Matthew Lillard Makes NYC Directing Debut with Animus Theatre's COLLECTED SHORTS TonightMatthew Lillard Makes NYC Directing Debut with Animus Theatre's COLLECTED SHORTS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Animus Theatre Company is pleased to announce Collected Shorts by Tennessee Williams (The Long Goodbye, Moony's Kid Don't Cry, The Pink Bedroom, and Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen) as their 2014-2015 Workshop Production and final production of the season. Marking the New York theatre directorial debut for acclaimed actor Matthew Lillard, the show will feature Eric William Morris. Performances begin tonight, April 24 and run through Saturday, May 2, at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Matthew Lillard to Make NYC Directing Debut with Animus Theatre's COLLECTED SHORTS This SpringMatthew Lillard to Make NYC Directing Debut with Animus Theatre's COLLECTED SHORTS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Animus Theatre Company is pleased to announce Collected Shorts by Tennessee Williams (The Long Goodbye, Moony's Kid Don't Cry, The Pink Bedroom, and Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen) as their 2014-2015 Workshop Production and final production of the season. Marking the New York theatre directorial debut for acclaimed actor Matthew Lillard, the show will feature Eric William Morris. Performances begin Friday, April 24 and run through Saturday, May 2, at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Shailene Woodley to Receive 'MTV Trailblazer Award' at 2015 MTV MOVIE AWARDSShailene Woodley to Receive 'MTV Trailblazer Award' at 2015 MTV MOVIE AWARDS
by Movies News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

MTV today announced that award-winning actress and young Hollywood sensation Shailene Woodley will receive the fourth annual "MTV Trailblazer Award" during the LIVE telecast of the 2015 "MTV Movie Awards" (more...)

KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER Opens in Theaters TodayKUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER Opens in Theaters Today
by Movies News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER opens in theaters today, March 18, 2015 via Amplify Releasing (more...)

Geena Davis and BFF Unveils 'The Dernsie' Screenplay CompetitionGeena Davis and BFF Unveils 'The Dernsie' Screenplay Competition
by Movies News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Geena Davis and ARC Entertainment's Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) has instituted a new feature film screenplay competion dubbed the 'Dernsie” (more...)

Focus Features Names Oscar-Nominated Producer Jim Burke President of ProductionFocus Features Names Oscar-Nominated Producer Jim Burke President of Production
by Movies News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Focus Features announced today that Academy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe® winning producer and executive Jim Burke has been named President of Production. (more...)

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