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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...)

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...)

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...)

'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...)

Winners Announced for 74th Annual GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS; Full List!Winners Announced for 74th Annual GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

The 74th Annual GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS, hosted by Jimmy Fallon is airing live coast-to-coast on NBC. The event is broadcasting from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. BWW is updating the winners live! (more...)

Notable Nashville Music Row Companies Unite in One-Stop-Shop for ArtistsNotable Nashville Music Row Companies Unite in One-Stop-Shop for Artists
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

In a progressive, digital age when the battle for exposure is 'down-to-the-minute,' the competition to be 'seen and heard' is ferocious and content is 'King,' seven notable Music Row companies have formed an integral alliance to address the challenges of today's rapidly-evolving music and entertainment landscape and media environment. (more...)

Amazon Prime Video Now Available in Over 200 Countries & Territories Around the WorldAmazon Prime Video Now Available in Over 200 Countries & Territories Around the World
by TV News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Amazon today announced that Amazon Prime Video is now available to customers in more than 200 countries and territories around the globe. (more...)

Amazon Prime Video Now Available in More Than 200 Countries and Territories Around the WorldAmazon Prime Video Now Available in More Than 200 Countries and Territories Around the World
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

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CBS SUNDAY MORNING Post +11% Year-to-Year Audience IncreaseCBS SUNDAY MORNING Post +11% Year-to-Year Audience Increase
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

CBS SUNDAY MORNING, the nation's #1 Sunday morning news program, posted an +11% year-to-year audience increase, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Dec. 4. (more...)

Merrimack Hall to Present an Evening with The WoodpickersMerrimack Hall to Present an Evening with The Woodpickers
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Merrimack Hall is excited to announce hometown musicians, The WoodPickers will be performing on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Hollywood Museum Rings in the Holidays with Celebrity Christmas Ornaments For CharityPhoto Flash: Hollywood Museum Rings in the Holidays with Celebrity Christmas Ornaments For Charity
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

On Friday, Nov 25th, President and Founder of The Hollywood Museum, Donelle Dadigan, hosted an eclectic and elite list of Hollywood entertainers who gathered to decorate Christmas trees at The Hollywood Museum, on the second floor surrounded by the current 'Child Stars: Then and Now Exhibit. Over 20 ornaments were signed and decorated by personalities, and in some cases entire casts, to be auctioned on ebay at http://m.ebay.com/sch/aminorconsideration0/m.html?isRefine=true&_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=&_mwBanner=1 to raise funds for A Minor Consideration (AMC). (more...)

Amazon Original THE GRAND TOUR Breaks Viewership Records on Prime VideoAmazon Original THE GRAND TOUR Breaks Viewership Records on Prime Video
by TV News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The debut episode of the highly anticipated new Amazon Original Series, THE GRAND TOUR, has become the biggest show premiere ever on Amazon Prime Video, with millions of Prime members streaming the first episode in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Austria and Japan over the opening weekend. (more...)

Grammy-Nominated Comedian, Ron White, Coming To Casper In 2017!Grammy-Nominated Comedian, Ron White, Coming To Casper In 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The Casper Events Center is pleased to announce that Comedian Ron "Tater Salad" White will be performing in Casper on May 6th, 2017. (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW 11/21 - 11/25 on ABCScoop: THE VIEW 11/21 - 11/25 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Nov 18, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW 11/21 - 11/25, airing on ABC (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 11/21 - 12/2 on NBCScoop: TODAY 11/21 - 12/2 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Nov 18, 2016

Get all the scoop on TODAY 11/21 - 12/2, airing on NBC (more...)

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