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Photo Flash: Hayley Faith Negrin, June Lockhart and More at 41st Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

On Friday, June 20th, the brightest stars of televisions below the line talent in Daytime gathered at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles to honor their own at the 41st Daytime Creative Arts EMMY Awards. Although many of the individuals associated with nominated projects may not have been household names, there were many recognizable personalities such as Ron Howard, George Lucas, Leeza Gibbons, Jack Hanna and even Cookie Monster (David Rudman). On hand to disperse awards to over 50 categories were such noted performers as Melody Thomas Scott, George Chakiris, Ashley Tisdale, Lauralee Bell and June Lockhart, who has started her 81st year as a paid actress that included her role of Maria Ramirez on General Hospital for many years. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Ernst & Young LLP wins Pegasystems' Excellence Award in customer experience
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

NEW YORK, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Ernst & Young LLP was honored this month with the Pega Excellence Award in Customer Experience by Pegasystems Inc. (PEGA), a leading provider of business process management (BPM) and customer relationship management (CRM) software solutions, at PegaWORLD 2014. (more...)

BWW Interview: Melissa Manchester on Her Café Carlyle Debut, Her Latest Album & Bway Musicals She Loves
by Adrienne Onofri - Jun 10, 2014

The Grammy winner returns to her hometown in anticipation of her 20th album, which she financed through Indiegogo. (more...)

Photo Flash: Joanne Worley, Fred Willard and More Celebrate Milt Larsen at the Magic Castle
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

A host of illusion loving personalities, including JoAnne Worley, Richard Sherman, Johnny Cannizarro, Tippi Hedren, Chuck McMann, Fred Willard, Leonard Maltin, Debbie Reynolds and more, gathered in the Inner Circle of the world famous Magic Castle to celebrate the birthday of its co-founder and expert of all things magical - Mr. Milt Larsen. In tribute to the guest of honor, all guests arrived wearing their own version of the Larsen trademark mustache. (more...)

Photo Flash: LA'S NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR Crowns Jennifer Kranz
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

And the winner of the 8th annual LA'S NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR talent competition is Jennifer Kranz, a senior at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles majoring in Theatre and minoring in Musical Theatre. On Sunday, Feb 16th, Ms. Kranz and 19 other talented young professionals sang their hearts out for the coveted prize. As winner, Ms. Kranz awarded a cash prize of $1000; an upcoming paid headlining concert engagement at Sterling's Upstairs; a vocal demo recording session from Tom Griep's Audition Trax; a photo session with Isaac James Creative; and is already in the process of scheduling meetings to be signed and represented by one of the lucrative competition's Equity Agent/Judges as the first step toward a professional career in musical theatre, television and film. Scroll down for photos from the competition! (more...)

LA's NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2014 Is Jennifer Kranz; Interviews with the Winners!
by Don Grigware - Feb 18, 2014

On Sunday, February 16 LA's Next Great Stage Star 2014 came to an exciting conclusion at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal. After an amazing two-hour program in which the 20 contestants gave 150% to their uptempo songs from Broadway shows, fourteen contestants were eliminated and the top six* finalists selected. After a brief intermission, each of the six then proceeded to perform a second number after which the distinguished panel of 18 judges made the final decision. Musical director par excellence James Lent accompanied at the piano throughout the three hour show. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jay Johnson Hosts IT'S MAGIC! in Thousand Oaks
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2013

It takes a much more educated hand to mystify or entertain a crowd than it did on the Vaudeville stages of early America and the founder of the Magic Castle, Milt Larsen, along with veteran producer, Terry Hill, have been offering audiences that little something new and exciting every year for 56 years with their annual production of 'It's Magic!' The program held at the Thousand Oaks Civic Center Plaza, under the direction of Dale Hindman and hosted by Tony Award winner, Jay Johnson, last Saturday night did not disappoint. The scheduled performers included a veteran line up of illustrious illusionists such as Christopher Hart, Adam Trent, Rick Thomas and Magic Castle co-founder, Milt Larsen, as well as the close up talents of Rich Manley in the lobby during the shows intermission. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Stars, Such as Lily Tomlin & George Chakiris, Gather for Senior Star Power Productions Friend Raiser WE GOT A DREAM Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2013

The Pink Lady and Barbara Van Orden, as well as guests Lily Tomlin, Florence Henderson, George Chakiris, Larry Mathers and more, will gather for a Senior Star Power Productions 'Friend Raiser' and Teaser for a New Musical Revue entitled 'We Have A Dream.' (more...)

Stars, Such as Lily Tomlin & George Chakiris, To Gather for Senior Star Power Productions Friend Raiser WE GOT A DREAM, 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

The Pink Lady and Barbara Van Orden, as well as guests Lily Tomlin, Florence Henderson, George Chakiris, Larry Mathers and more, will gather for a Senior Star Power Productions 'Friend Raiser' and Teaser for a New Musical Revue entitled "We Have A Dream." (more...)

Photo Flash: Margaret Cho, Raleigh Studios & HNB help PROTECT and H.E.R.O.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe, Grammy and Tony winners, as well as just about every former child star gathered to help PROTECT help abused children by placing their signature on a bike donated by Margaret Cho that will be auctioned in November. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cancer, Coffins, Death and Doublewides Combine For Big Laughs in 'The Big Woop'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2013

James Hardy, who served as a producer on more than forty Bob Hope television specials (including the iconic USO shows) offered patrons a unique staged reading experienced of a new production entitled, "The Big Woop." (more...)

Photo Flash: MARILYN ... MADNESS & ME Celebrates Opening at El Portal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

Among the guests attending the opening night gala for the West Coast theatrical premiere of 'Marylin ... MADNESS & Me' were those who worked with the plays subject matter, Marilyn Monroe, such as Dawn Wells who appeared as an extra in Monroe's last film, 'The Misfits' and Oscar winner George Chakiris, who danced with Monroe in 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.' Other noted guests in attendance for the celebration included Judy Tenuta, Ilene Graff, Jerry Mathers, Florence Henderson, Michael Learned, Geri Jewell, Erin Murphy, Kate Linder, Jane Kean, Mrs. Dick 'Cari' Clark and more. Scroll down for photos from the production and the festivities! (more...)

Wireless Pioneer Morgan O'Brien to Keynote at 2013 Wireless Leadership Summit
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2013

MCLEAN, Va., July 1, 2013 - Morgan O'Brien, co-founder and former chairman of Nextel Communications, Inc. (now part of Sprint Nextel Corp.) will keynote the 2013 Wireless Leadership Summit, October 2-4 in St. Louis, MO. Named one of the "Top U.S. Wireless Innovators of All Time," O'Brien will address the future of wireless technology. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dr. Oz, Ellen Among Winners of 2013 DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) tonight announced the winners of the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards in a sold-out gala for over 1,000 attendees at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. Check out the winners and photos from the evening below! (more...)

Photo Flash: CBS, PBS, HUB Network, Nickelodeon Win Big at 2013 Creative Arts Emmy Awards
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2013

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced last night, June 14, the winners of the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards in a sold-out, grand gala for over 1,100 attendees at the Westin Bonaventure, in downtown Los Angeles. Scroll down for the full list of winners and photos from the ceremony! (more...)

Photo Flash: Ilene Graff and Ben Lanzarone Help MAKE THE SONG YOUR OWN in LA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2013

Brooklyn transplants and Broadway favorites, Ilene Graff (Promises, Promises / Grease / I Love My Wife) along with her husband/musical director, Ben Lanzarone, not to mention the parents of stage success Nikka Lanzarone (Chicago / Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) presented 'Make the Song Your Own', a salon style performance this week before an equally eclectic crowd, which included such noted patrons as screen stars Tippi Hedren and Dee Wallace, cabaret sensation Barbara Van Orden, Daytime Drama personality Kate Linder, commedienne Geri Jewell and ABC Entertainment reporter George Pennacchio. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tippi Hedren and More Attend THE BIRDS Q&A and 50th Anniversary Screening in LA
by Movies News Desk - Jan 22, 2013

On January 17th, TCL (formerly Grauman's) Chinese Theatre presented a public screening of 'THE BIRDS' featuring a Q&A with cast co-stars Tippi Hedren and Veronica Cartwright. Hosted by Red Line Tour's owner, Tony Hoover, the screening celebrated the 50th anniversary of Hitchcock's Masterpiece released in January, 1963. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Red Line Tours Launches 2013 Collectors Tickets Honoring Hollywood Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2013

On January 17, 2013 Red Line Tours launched their second set of collectors tickets, 'Directors Series,' highlighting four celebrated and iconic film directors. Designed by world-renowned artist, Andre Miripolsky, as a memento to patrons of the tour and of their visit to Hollywood. The tickets feature Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Clint Eastwood and Sofia Coppola, the Silent, Golden, Modern and Contemporary eras of film. This is Red Line Tour's second installment in the series of images depicting iconic or celebrated Hollywood history. Check out photos from the launch event below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Famous Fans Gather at Magic Castle to Celebrate Milt Larsen's Book MY MAGICAL JOURNEY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2012

It was an eclectic list of illusion lovers and admirers of magic that gathered on Thursday, Dec 13th at world famous Magic Castle to celebrate the release of Magic Castle co-founder Milt Larsen's new book, entitled 'My Magical Journey: The First 30,000 Days' (ISBN: HB: 978-1-939178-00-8 SB: 978-1939178-01-5). Scroll below for photos from the gathering! (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars of Stage, Screen, TV & More Gather in Support of CA Women's Conference
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2012

For nearly three decades, women of all ages and backgrounds have found inspiration, networking and support for business, health and relationships at the California Women's Conference. Scroll below for snapshots from this year's conference, featuring Fran Dresher, Marcia Cross, Joanne Worley, Tippi Hedren, Melissa Manchester, Helen Reddy and more! (more...)

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