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BWW Review: Leslie Jordan EXPOSED as Frank and Funny at the Metropolitan RoomBWW Review: Leslie Jordan EXPOSED as Frank and Funny at the Metropolitan Room
by Troy Frisby - Jul 21, 2017

Part coming-of-age story and part lighthearted Hollywood expose, one thing you can't say about Leslie Jordan's latest show is that the star is lacking in material. (more...)

Comic Ron White Comes to MPAC 8/11Comic Ron White Comes to MPAC 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

???????Comedian Ron White performs two shows at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, August 11 at 7 pm and 9:30 pm. Tickets are $49-$99. This event is for adults only. (more...)

Picnic with the Pops Presents A NIGHT OF SYMPHONIC HIP HOP FEATURING COMMONPicnic with the Pops Presents A NIGHT OF SYMPHONIC HIP HOP FEATURING COMMON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe-winning rapper, actor, film producer, activist, and poet Common will join the Columbus Symphony to perform music from his latest album, Black America Again, as well as some of his biggest hits. (more...)

Kat Kramer's 'Films that Change the World' Series to Continue with THE HUNTING GROUND This Weekend at UCLAKat Kramer's 'Films that Change the World' Series to Continue with THE HUNTING GROUND This Weekend at UCLA
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

The searing feature documentary 'The Hunting Ground', a 2016 Oscar-nominated film about campus rape, will screen on Saturday, June 3 at UCLA's James Bridges Theatre as the ninth installment in Kat Kramer's Films That Change the World series. (more...)

Ninth Installment In Kat Kramer's FILMS THAT CHANGE THE WORLD Series Will Show on 6/3 at UCLA's James Bridges TheatreNinth Installment In Kat Kramer's FILMS THAT CHANGE THE WORLD Series Will Show on 6/3 at UCLA's James Bridges Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The searing feature documentary 'The Hunting Ground', a 2016 Oscar-nominated film about campus rape, will screen on Saturday June 3 at UCLA's James Bridges Theatre as the ninth installment in Kat Kramer's Films That Change the World series. (more...)

Celebrate 20th Anniversary of ELLEN Sitcom's Historic 'Coming-Out' Episode; Now Streaming on ABC AppCelebrate 20th Anniversary of ELLEN Sitcom's Historic 'Coming-Out' Episode; Now Streaming on ABC App
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

This Sunday, April 30, is the 20th anniversary of the historic coming-out episode of the ELLEN sitcom on ABC. All episodes of the series are available now to stream for free/no sign in required in the Throwbacks section of the ABC app for desktop, mobile and connected TV devices. (more...)

MIRAMAX' Appoints Entertainment Veteran Bill Block As Chief Executive OfficerMIRAMAX' Appoints Entertainment Veteran Bill Block As Chief Executive Officer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

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Comedy Central Announces Talent Lineup for STAND-UP PRESENTS... Stand-Up SeriesComedy Central Announces Talent Lineup for STAND-UP PRESENTS... Stand-Up Series
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Previously known as The Half Hour, Comedy Central STAND-UP PRESENTS... … is introducing the sharpest, most distinct voices in comedy with a brand new season of half hour stand-up specials. (more...)

Tom Epperson to Release New NovelTom Epperson to Release New Novel
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Meerkat Press is excited to announce the acquisition of worldwide English rights to Tom Epperson's new novel, Roberto to the Dark Tower Came, from Matt Bialer at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, for publication in May 2018. The novel is about a young left-wing South American journalist who receives an ominous phone call: leave the country in ten days, or die. Roberto has every intention of leaving, as soon as he follows a lead on a major story developing in the jungle. The book follows him on his perilous journey into the heart of darkness in pursuit of his story. Unknowingly, Roberto is headed toward a confrontation with an evil darker than he could possibly have imagined. Tom Epperson is a native of Malvern, Arkansas. He received a B.A. in English from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and an M.A. in English from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, then headed west with his boyhood friend Billy Bob Thornton to pursue a career in show business. Epperson's co-written the scripts for One False Move, A Family Thing, The Gift, A Gun, a Car, a Blonde, and Jayne Mansfield's Car. His book The Kind One was nominated in 2009 for both the Edgar Award and the Barry Award for Best First Novel. His second novel, Sailor, was published in 2012. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Stefani, three pampered cats, and a frisky dog. Meerkat Press is an Atlanta-based independent press committed to publishing irresistible, unforgettable prose and poetry. Our books range from literary to genre fiction with quality the common denominator. (more...)

The Fox Theatre And Good Times Productions Present HAMPTON 70The Fox Theatre And Good Times Productions Present HAMPTON 70
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Atlanta's legendary surrealist musician and icon Col. Bruce Hampton will celebrate his 70th birthday with Hampton 70: A Celebration of Col. Bruce Hampton, on Monday, May 1, 7:30 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, with proceeds benefiting the Fox Theatre Institute and  other musician-focused charities. (more...)

Musical Theatre West Brings Rodgers and Hammerstein's CAROUSEL To the Carpenter Performing Arts CenterMusical Theatre West Brings Rodgers and Hammerstein's CAROUSEL To the Carpenter Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

 Musical Theatre West presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical masterpiece Carousel March 24 - April 9 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach.  Voted 'the greatest musical of the twentieth century' by TIME magazine, Carousel explores the timeless message of message of love, hope, forgiveness, and redemption.   (more...)

THE EMPEROR JONES, Starring Obi Abili, Starts Tonight at Irish RepTHE EMPEROR JONES, Starring Obi Abili, Starts Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre presents Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES, directed by Ciaran O'Reilly (Shining City), and starring Obi Abili (Ivo Van Hove's Antigone at BAM). THE EMPEROR JONES begins performances tonight, March 1, 2017 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, opens on March 12, and runs through April 23, 2017. (more...)

'Pickin' On The Biggest Hits of the 1980's Volume 2' Out On CMH Records Today'Pickin' On The Biggest Hits of the 1980's Volume 2' Out On CMH Records Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Los Angeles-based CMH RECORDS has announced the release date for a second installment of their PICKIN' ON THE BIGGEST HITS OF THE 1980'S release. (more...)

Cast Complete for THE EMPEROR JONES, Starring Obi Abili, at Irish RepCast Complete for THE EMPEROR JONES, Starring Obi Abili, at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced full casting for Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly (Shining City), and starring Obi Abili (Ivo van Hove's Antigone at BAM), THE EMPEROR JONES begins performances on March 1, 2017 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, opens on March 12, and runs through April 23, 2017.  (more...)

LATF USA Presents the 3rd Hollywood Beauty AwardsLATF USA Presents the 3rd Hollywood Beauty Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

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Obi Abili to Star in Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES at Irish RepObi Abili to Star in Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre will present Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES, directed by Ciaran O'Reilly (Shining City) this spring, starring Obi Abili (Ivo van Hove's Antigone at BAM). THE EMPEROR JONES begins performances on March 1, 2017 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, opens on March 12, and runs through April 23, 2017. (more...)

Octavia Spencer Named Hasty Pudding Theatrical's Woman of the YearOctavia Spencer Named Hasty Pudding Theatrical's Woman of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, announces Oscar winning actress, OCTAVIA SPENCER as the recipient of its 2017 Woman of the Year Award. (more...)

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals Announces Octavia Spencer as 2017 Woman of the YearThe Hasty Pudding Theatricals Announces Octavia Spencer as 2017 Woman of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

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'Pickin' On The Biggest Hits of the 1980's Volume 2' Out On CMH Records 2/24'Pickin' On The Biggest Hits of the 1980's Volume 2' Out On CMH Records 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Los Angeles-based CMH RECORDS has announced the release date for a second installment of their PICKIN' ON THE BIGGEST HITS OF THE 1980'S release. (more...)

Photo Flash: LA LA LAND, Meryl Streep & More GOLDEN GLOBE Highlights!Photo Flash: LA LA LAND, Meryl Streep & More GOLDEN GLOBE Highlights!
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Last night, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced the winners of the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Check out highlights below! (more...)

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