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STAGE TUBE: HBO Releases Full Trailer for THE NORMAL HEART- with Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Julia Roberts & More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2014

HBO has just released a full trailer fir its highly anticipated upcoming presentation of THE NORMAL HEART, which will air on Sunday, May 25, at 9pm on HBO. Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Emmy winner Jim Parsons and Academy Award winner Julia Roberts star in a Ryan Murphy film, HBO Films' presentation of THE NORMAL HEART. Check out the trailer below! (more...)

B.D. Wong Headed Back to LAW & ORDER: SVU
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Wong will reprise his role as FBI forensic psychiatrist Dr. George Huang on this season's penultimate episode, titled 'Thought Criminal.' The episode is slated to air on May 14. (more...)

Barbra Streisand on THE NORMAL HEART: 'I Tried Very Hard to Get It Made'
by TV News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, stage and screen legend Barbra Streisand spoke about the frustration she felt as she attempted to bring Larry Kramer's THE NORMAL HEART to the big screen. (more...)

NORMAL HEART's Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer & More Grace Cover of THR
by TV News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Jim Parsons, Taylor Kitsch, Matt Bomer and Mark Ruffalo, stars of HBO's upcoming presentation of THE NORMAL HEART, grace the cover of this week's The Hollywood Reporter. Get a first look below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Point Foundation's 2014 Gala with Lena Dunham, Andrew Rannells & More!
by Linda Lenzi - Apr 08, 2014

More than 400 guests joined two dozen celebrities and dignitaries at the annual Point Honors gala on April 7, which celebrated the accomplishments of Point Foundation (Point) scholarship recipients. Dr. Neal Baer, the Executive Producer and Showrunner for acclaimed television programs such as 'ER' and 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' and 'Under The Dome,' received the Point Leadership Award, and Lena Dunham, the Golden Globe Winner and Emmy Nominated Actress and Producer of HBO's 'Girls,' accepted the Point Horizon Award. (more...)

Lena Dunham and Dr. Neal Baer receive awards from Point Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

NEW YORK, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ More than 400 guests joined two dozen celebrities and dignitaries at the annual Point Honors gala on April 7, which celebrated the accomplishments of Point Foundation (Point) scholarship recipients. Dr. Neal Baer, the Executive Producer and Showrunner for acclaimed television programs such as 'ER' and 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' and 'Under The Dome,' received the Point Leadership Award, and Lena Dunham, the Golden Globe Winner and Emmy Nominated Actress and Producer of HBO's 'Girls,' accepted the Point Horizon Award. (more...)

VIDEO: Must Watch All-New Trailer for HBO's THE NORMAL HEART
by TV News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Watch an all-new trailer for HBO's highly anticipated upcoming presentation of THE NORMAL HEART, airing Sunday, May 25, at 9pm on HBO. (more...)

Judy Greer, Katie McGrath and Lauren Lapkus Board JURASSIC WORLD
by Movies News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Judy Greer, Katie McGrath and Lauren Lapkus have signed on for Universal's JURASSIC WORLD, directed by Colin Trevorrow. No word yet on what roles the trio will play. (more...)

Barbara Cook and More Set for Symphony Space's WALL TO WALL Cabaret, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Symphony Space's annual Spring Festival has become one of the season's most keenly awaited events. This year's installment, Sleeping Around: The Cultural Lives of New York's Hotels, may be the most provocative yet. Running from April 26 to May 21, the monthlong festival celebrates New York's landmark hotels, their occupants, and the lengendary boites that nurtured and sustained the evergreen songs and performers of cabaret. Sleeping Around also credits New York's hotels as incubators for film, classical music, and literature, with programs devoted to Andy Warhol, Virgil Thomson, and Dorothy Parker. (more...)

Tyne Daly, Judith Light, Andrew Rannells, Michael Urie and More Set for Point Gala Honoring Lena Dunham and Dr. Neal Baer, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Point Foundation (Point) will present its Horizon Award to Lena Dunham, the Golden Globe Winner and Emmy Nominated Actress and Producer of HBO's 'Girls.' The Point Horizon Award recognizes a young trailblazer who has taken a leadership role as an advocate of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community showing unwavering support. (more...)

Tony- And Grammy-Winner Billy Porter To Host Live Out Loud's Thirteenth Annual Young Trailblazers Gala On April 28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

NEW YORK, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Iconic entertainer Billy Porter will headline the thirteenth annual Trailblazers Benefit Gala hosted by Live Out Loud, an nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring, nurturing and empowering LGBTQ youth to build a successful future by connecting them to positive role models and affirmative experiences in the LGBTQ community. On Monday, April 28, Porter will join more than 500 leaders in business, arts, politics, and more, to honor individuals that have made a positive impact among the LGBT youth community and recognize several remarkable young LGBT leaders with college scholarships. Proceeds of the event will go toward furthering educational programming for LGBTQ youth. (more...)

BD Wong Will Reprise JURASSIC PARK Role in JURASSIC WORLD
by Movies News Desk - Mar 18, 2014


STAGE TUBE: HBO Releases First Teaser Trailer for THE NORMAL HEART Film!
by Stage Tube - Mar 09, 2014

Just released by HBO is a powerful teaser for its upcoming presentation of THE NORMAL HEART, which will air on Sunday, May 25, at 9pm on HBO. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS' Billy Porter to Host Live Out Loud's 2014 Young Trailblazers Gala, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

The emcee for Live Out Loud's 13th Annual Young Trailblazers Gala will be Tony and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter, star of Broadway's KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

HBO Confirms Air Date for Ryan Murphy's THE NORMAL HEART- Premieres on 5/25
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

The HBO Films presentation THE NORMAL HEART is scheduled to debut SUNDAY, MAY 25 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO. (more...)

Symphony Space's Spring Gala to Honor Sheldon Harnick; Kate Baldwin, Stephanie J. Block & More to Perform
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

On April 28, Symphony Space will host its spring gala, Fiddler at 50, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof. The evening will honor Sheldon Harnick, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist behind the iconic musical. (more...)

Barbara Cook, Vinyl, 'Dancing in the Grand Ballrooms' and More Set for Symphony Space's SLEEPING AROUND Festival, 4/26-5/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Everyone looks forward to Symphony Space's annual Spring Festival, highlighted by the Wall to Wall marathon, and this may be the most provocative one yet. Sleeping Around, Symphony Space's 2014 installment, celebrates the culture and notoriety of New York City's hotels and their denizens, from the Algonquin to the Chelsea. It opens on Saturday, April 26 with a concert by Barbara Cook, and runs through May 21, with a tasty menu of concerts, readings, and films. Wall to Wall Cabaret takes place on Saturday, May 3 (5 - 11 pm). (more...)

Arnie Burton & Robert Sella to Star in Red Bull's THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP; Performances Begin 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Red Bull Theater will present the 30th Anniversary Revival of Charles Ludlam's The Mystery of Irma Vep, starring Arnie Burton and Robert Sella, directed by Everett Quinton. The Mystery of Irma Vep will have scenic design by John Arnone, costume design by Ramona Ponce, lighting design by Peter West, and sound design by Brandon Wolcott. (more...)

Ryan Murphy and Larry Kramer to Pen THE NORMAL HEART Sequel for HBO?
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

According to Deadline, director Ryan Murphy and playwright of the original, Tony-winning play THE NORMAL HEART Larry Kramer have been tapped to pen the script for a potential follow-up to their upcoming TV movie adaptation, set to debut on HBO in May. (more...)

HBO to Air Larry Kramer Documentary to Coincide with 'NORMAL HEART' Debut This May
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

HBO announced yesterday that they will debut an array of diverse, timely and thought-provoking documentary films in the coming months including LARRY KRAMER (working title) this May. (more...)

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