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CASPER THE NOT SO FRIENDLY GHOST Takes Top Prize at Riant Theatre's 28th Strawberry One-Act FestivalCASPER THE NOT SO FRIENDLY GHOST Takes Top Prize at Riant Theatre's 28th Strawberry One-Act Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

The Riant Theatre's 28th Strawberry One-Act Festival presented the "Best Play Award" to the comedy "Casper, The Not So Friendly Ghost" written by  Domenic Servidio, a senior at New World School of the Arts in Miami, on August 24 at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space. (more...)

Kenny Ortega to be Honored at Pasadena Playhouse's Diversity Project BenefitKenny Ortega to be Honored at Pasadena Playhouse's Diversity Project Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director) announced today that legendary director, choreographer and producer Kenny Ortega will be the 2015 Diversity Award Artistic Honoree, and Abel Ramirez, founder of Pasadena's El Portal Restaurant and business and cultural leader of the Pasadena community, will be the Community Honoree at the 9th Annual Pasadena Playhouse's Wells Fargo Theatrical Diversity Project fundraising benefit on Sunday, September 13, 2015, in honor of the opening of Josefina Lopez's Real Women Have Curves. (more...)

Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival to HOld Awards Ceremony and Performance on August 24 at Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony SpaceRiant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival to HOld Awards Ceremony and Performance on August 24 at Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2015

The Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival will announce winners for Best Play, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Video Diary at the Strawberry One-Act Festival Awards Ceremony & Performance on Monday, August 24 at 7:30pm at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street. (more...)

REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES Comes to Pasadena Playhouse This FallREAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES Comes to Pasadena Playhouse This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES by Josefina Lopez runs September 8 - October 4, 2015, directed by Seema Sueko at The Pasadena Playhouse. (more...)

Stage, TV Vets to Star in Josefina Lopez's REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES at The Pasadena PlayhouseStage, TV Vets to Star in Josefina Lopez's REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES at The Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

The cast has been announced for The Pasadena Playhouse production of REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES by Josefina Lopez and directed by Seema Sueko. The cast will feature Blanca Araceli (FX's The Bridge), Santana Dempsey (HBO's The Newsroom), Diana DeLaCruz (ABC Family's Chasing Life), Cristina Frias (The Motherf*cker with the Hat at South Coast Repertory), and Ingrid Oliu (HBO's Real Women Have Curves, Stand and Deliver). REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES plays September 8 through October 4 (press opening on Sunday, September 13). (more...)

Jake Gyllenhaal & Lady Gaga Join Presenters for HFPA Grants BanquetJake Gyllenhaal & Lady Gaga Join Presenters for HFPA Grants Banquet
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal and Lady Gaga are the second round of presenters announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for the organization's annual Grants Banquet Dinner, taking place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on August 13th. (more...)

ABC Family Bolsters Its Executive Ranks with Key HiresABC Family Bolsters Its Executive Ranks with Key Hires
by TV News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

ABC Family bolsters its executive ranks to successfully meet the demands of a modern media enterprise and to maintain its leadership position in providing original, groundbreaking content and deep fan engagement in a quickly changing media environment. (more...)

Allison Janney, Bryan Cranston & Many More Set fo Present at HFPA DinnerAllison Janney, Bryan Cranston & Many More Set fo Present at HFPA Dinner
by Movies News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

The HFPA will grant more than $2 million in funds to non-profit entertainment-related organizations and scholarship programs, topping last year's contributions of more than $1.9 million. (more...)

Christine Baranski at Joe's Pub & More Among Public Theater's Fall Public Forum OfferingsChristine Baranski at Joe's Pub & More Among Public Theater's Fall Public Forum Offerings
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Public Theater announced the 2015 Fall Public Forum season, featuring an exciting line-up of one-night-only performances and conversations that connect dramatic literature to the way we live now. Now in its sixth year, the popular Public Forum series presents the theater of ideas: conversations and performances with leading voices in politics, media, and the arts. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES at Pasadena PlayhouseTickets on Sale Tomorrow for REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Single tickets for The Pasadena Playhouse production of REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES by Josefina Lopez and directed by Seema Sueko, go on sale Wednesday, July 15.  REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES plays September 8 through October 4 (press opening on Sunday, September 13). (more...)

America Ferrera & More Set for 2015 Theatre Lab at Sundance ResortAmerica Ferrera & More Set for 2015 Theatre Lab at Sundance Resort
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Sundance Institute today announced the acting company and creative advisors that are participating in its 2015 Theatre Lab, which kicked off yesterday and runs through July 26 at the Sundance Resort in Utah. Under the supervision of Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, the Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community and is one of 24 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content. (more...)

Vera Farmiga, America Ferrera, Benjamin Bratt and More Join Netflix Movie SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTSVera Farmiga, America Ferrera, Benjamin Bratt and More Join Netflix Movie SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS
by Movies News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Lead casting has been completed on Special Correspondents, a new original feature film for Netflix written and directed by Ricky Gervais and starring Eric Bana (Deliver Us From Evil, Lone Survivor) and Gervais (Muppets Most Wanted, Derek) about a struggling New York based radio journalist, whose arrogance and decadent lifestyle has hindered his career. (more...)

HEROES REBORN, Neil Patrick Harris Variety Show, and More Headline NBC'S 2015-16 SeasonHEROES REBORN, Neil Patrick Harris Variety Show, and More Headline NBC'S 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2015

As it closes in on its second consecutive season-long victory in the key adult 18-49 demographic, NBC unveils a new 2015-16 primetime schedule that combines popular returning series, edge-of-your-seat new dramas, inventive new comedies and season nine of the Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice.” (more...)

THE SAINTS, MECHANICS OF LOVE & More Featured in Roundabout Underground's 2015-16 SeasonTHE SAINTS, MECHANICS OF LOVE & More Featured in Roundabout Underground's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced the fourth annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series, a five-night event that includes nightly readings of new plays written and directed by emerging artists, curtain speeches by Roundabout Underground artist alumni and post-show receptions. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse's 2015-16 Season to Feature CASA VALENTINA West Coast Premiere, New Musical & MorePasadena Playhouse's 2015-16 Season to Feature CASA VALENTINA West Coast Premiere, New Musical & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse announced their 2015-2016 Season today, which includes the award-winning REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES by Josefina Lopez; the World Premiere of the new musical BREAKING THROUGH with a book by Kirsten Guenther and Music and Lyrics by Cliff Downs and Katie Kahanovitz; the return of Panto at The Playhouse with Lythgoe Family Productions' PETER PAN AND TINKERBELL A PIRATE CHRISTMAS, Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan's FLY produced in association with Crossroads Theatre Company; the West Coast Premiere of Harvey Fierstein's CASA VALENTINA; and an Artistic Director's Choice to be announced at a later date. (more...)

Creative Team Set for PCTF's PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE This JuneCreative Team Set for PCTF's PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Creative teams have been announced for the 2015 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity's Playwrights For A Cause, set to take place at 7:30pm on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the Sheen Center, located at 18 Bleecker Street. (more...)

Aurora Theatre to Present REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES, 4/10-26Aurora Theatre to Present REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES, 4/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Celebrate the power of womanhood, as five Mexican-American women venture down the road of self-discovery in a coming-of-age drama that will shower audiences of all ages with inspiration and courage! As part of Aurora Theatre's annual Teatro del Sol, a Spanish language theatre initiative with a goal of the preservation of Hispanic cultural heritage, Real Women Have Curves plays April 10-26, 2015. Based on playwright Josefina Lopez's own young adult experiences, this widely recognized portrayal of immigration and its impact on women and their families has sparked a greater conversation and call to action for young immigrants struggling to defy the odds and achieve the American dream. (more...)

America Ferrera to Lead NBC Comedy Pilot SUPERSTOREAmerica Ferrera to Lead NBC Comedy Pilot SUPERSTORE
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former UGLY BETTY star has signed on to lead NBC's upcoming comedy pilot SUPERSTORE. (more...)

Photo Flash: America Ferrerra, Kate Mulgrew and More at The Lilly Award Foundation's 'COMPARABLES' ReadingPhoto Flash: America Ferrerra, Kate Mulgrew and More at The Lilly Award Foundation's 'COMPARABLES' Reading
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The Lilly Award Foundation hosted the first '(3) Plays From The Kilroys' List: A Reading Series' at The Duke on 42nd Street last night, March 9, 2015. The first one-act play in the series was 'The Comparables' by Laura Schellhardt with direction by Lear deBessonet featuring Cassie Beck, America Ferrerra, Kate Mulgrew and Emily Jeppesen. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? Returns to TLC in MarchWHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? Returns to TLC in March
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? returns this spring to give eight new celebrities a unique opportunity to dig into their roots and learn more about their family history. The two-time Emmy nominated series is Executive Produced by Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky. New episodes begin Sunday, March 8 at 10/9c. (more...)

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