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Disney Hones In on Director for Live-Action Adaptation of MULANDisney Hones In on Director for Live-Action Adaptation of MULAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Niki Caro is currently in discussions to helm Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of their animated classic MULAN. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical Extends Again at La Jolla PlayhouseFREAKY FRIDAY Musical Extends Again at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, La Jolla Playhouse is adding a seventh week of performances for Disney's Freaky Friday.  The show will extend its run through March 19.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton in FREAKY FRIDAY the Musical at La Jolla PlayhousePhoto Flash: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton in FREAKY FRIDAY the Musical at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse presents Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running tonight, January 31 , through March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

NYU Tisch School of the Arts Announces 2017 GalaNYU Tisch School of the Arts Announces 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

NYU Tisch School of the Arts today announced its 2017 gala, to be held on Monday, April 3, 2017, at Cipriani 42nd Street. The 2017 gala, themed Aspire, Inspire will feature performances by current and former students of the iconic arts institution, which is celebrating over 50 years of excellence in the arts. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff, Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY at La Jolla PlayhouseHeidi Blickenstaff, Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the two lead roles for its upcoming production of Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running January 31 - March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Maya Angelou Documentary, Iranian Film Festival and More Set for Winter 2016 at MFAH FilmsMaya Angelou Documentary, Iranian Film Festival and More Set for Winter 2016 at MFAH Films
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, announces its roster of films for December, January, and February, with highlights including Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, offering a profile of a truly inspiring woman, the 24th Houston Iranian Film Festival, and Academy Award-nominated short film programs. (more...)

Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording StudioEncores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

Comedian Chris Tucker will Perform at the Fox TheatreComedian Chris Tucker will Perform at the Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

International award-winning actor and comedian Chris Tucker will perform at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, January 21 at 8 p.m.  (more...)

San Francisco International Arts Festival Announces 2017 ProgramSan Francisco International Arts Festival Announces 2017 Program
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

At a time of anxiety and uncertainty in many parts of the United States, the San Francisco International Arts Festival is proud to announce its 2017 lineup;  an exciting 11 day program featuring over 50 ensembles and individual performing artists from the Bay Area and 14 different countries. It is a program that celebrates diversity, multiculturalism, curiosity and the value of otherness-a commitment that advocates for experiencing the cultural expressions of other societies and civilizations as a way to help understand and embrace them. (more...)

SEE IT BIG! Holiday Films Features 14 Classic and Unconventional MoviesSEE IT BIG! Holiday Films Features 14 Classic and Unconventional Movies
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

With a wide selection of great movies by directors including Ingmar Bergman, Joe Dante, John Huston, Stanley Kubrick, Vincente Minnelli, and more, Museum of the Moving Image presents a holiday edition of its popular ongoing series See It Big!, from November 19 through December 24, 2016. The season opens this Saturday with back-to-back screenings of Tim Burton and Henry Selick's The Nightmare Before Christmas, screening in Dolby Digital 3-D; Barry Levinson's heartfelt, autobiographical Avalon, chronicling generations of a Jewish family in Baltimore; and Hannah and Her Sisters, Woody Allen's funny yet philosophical family dramedy starring Mia Farrow, Barbara Hershey, Dianne Wiest, and Michael Caine-with the last two films centered around Thanksgiving meals. (more...)

LOUIS XIII Fetches Record Price of US$ 558,000 for Three LOUIS XIII L'ODYSS'E D'UN ROI Limited Editions Auctioned by Sotheby'sLOUIS XIII Fetches Record Price of US$ 558,000 for Three LOUIS XIII L'ODYSS'E D'UN ROI Limited Editions Auctioned by Sotheby's
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

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Toronto Symphony Orchestra to Present CANADA MOSAIC for Country's SesquicentennialToronto Symphony Orchestra to Present CANADA MOSAIC for Country's Sesquicentennial
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Innovators. Renegades. Pioneers. Canadian musicians have long punched above their weight both at home and internationally. The history of music in our country is filled with bold and surprising moments. And the future is bursting with promises. (more...)

KISS ME KATE Screens in 3-D at Film ForumKISS ME KATE Screens in 3-D at Film Forum
by Movies News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

"3-D Auteurs," a 19-day, 34-film festival spotlighting stereoscopic movies by some of history's most distinguished directors, will run at Film Forum from Friday, November 11 through Tuesday, November 29. The festival spans 3-D's earliest days (including some turn-of-the-century films by pioneer Georges Melies) to the present, and represents virtually every genre, including Westerns, Film Noir, and Science Fiction. (more...)

Woven Digital Names Content Pioneer Benjamin Blank as CEOWoven Digital Names Content Pioneer Benjamin Blank as CEO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

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Photo Flash: Remembering Tammy GrimesPhoto Flash: Remembering Tammy Grimes
by Walter McBride - Nov 1, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported,  two-time Tony Award winner Tammy Grimes passed away on Sunday in Englewood, N.J. She was 82-years-old. (more...)

BAFTA LA to Honor Jodi Foster, Ricky Gervais & More with Special PortraitsBAFTA LA to Honor Jodi Foster, Ricky Gervais & More with Special Portraits
by Movies News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) has commissioned British artist Lincoln Townley to create a suite of portraits in celebration of the 2016 British Academy Britannia Award honorees (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 10/11 - 11/11 on NBCScoop: TODAY 10/11 - 11/11 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Oct 31, 2016

Get all the scoop on TODAY 10/11 - 11/11, airing on NBC (more...)

Danny Elfman, Catherine O'Hara, Ken Page and Paul Reubens to Reprise 'NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS' Concert at The Hollywood BowlDanny Elfman, Catherine O'Hara, Ken Page and Paul Reubens to Reprise 'NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS' Concert at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Los Angeles' reigning Pumpkin King, Danny Elfman, will return to the Hollywood Bowl today, October 29 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, October 30 at 6:30 pm performing his role of Jack Skellington singing live to film for a very special screening of Disney's timeless holiday classic, 'TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS.' (more...)

BWW Interview: MFAH Film Curator Marian Luntz Talks Martial Arts and WUXIA WONDERS Film SeriesBWW Interview: MFAH Film Curator Marian Luntz Talks Martial Arts and WUXIA WONDERS Film Series
by Katricia Lang - Oct 21, 2016

Marian Luntz, curator of film and video at the The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston gives us some insight into the MFAH Film Series WUXIA WONDERS: MARTIAL ARTS ON SCREEN, including why it kicks so much ass! (more...)

MFAH Film Series WUXIA WONDERS: MARTIAL ARTS ON SCREEN Opens This WeekendMFAH Film Series WUXIA WONDERS: MARTIAL ARTS ON SCREEN Opens This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The WUXIA WONDERS: MARTIAL ARTS ON SCREEN film series, presented by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, brings to the big screen sparkling digital restorations of two classics of the wuxia (martial arts) genre by legendary filmmaker King Hu, as well as Ang Lee's extraordinary CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON. (more...)

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