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Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at MCC's MISCAST Gala with Allison Janney & More!
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 01, 2014

MCC Theater's annual Miscast gala, one of the most exciting and unique theater events in town, was held last night at the Hammerstein Ballroom. At the event, Broadway's hottest stars performed songs from roles in which they would never be cast. This year's event was hosted by award-winning actress Allison Janney. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Pays Tribute to Mickey Freeman
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 27, 2014

The Friars Club was full of laughter last night as Friar Mickey Freeman was remembered by a group of comics who dubbed themselves Mickey's Kids. Comics Mike Fine and Bob Greenberg produced the event and along with Dave Konig assembled these “kids” to recreate the humor and pay respect to one of the legends in the world of comedy. Mickey Freeman also gained fame as a character actor who appeared as a regular on The Phil Silvers TV Show (Sgt. Bilko). He also appeared on episodes of Naked City, the Lloyd Bridges Show and The Equalizer, in addition to his travels as a stand- up comic. Performers at the event were, Larry Stevens, Mike Fine, Jerry Coe, Dave Konig, Jake Ehrenreich, Bob Greenberg, Marc Eliot, Joe Franklin, Paul and Goldie Dver, and 99 year old Prof. Irwin Corey. (more...)

NBC Cancels Sean Hayes' SEAN SAVES THE WORLD
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Deadline reports that NBC has stopped production on its freshman comedy series SEAN SAVES THE WORLD, starring Sean Hayes. Twelve episodes have screened so far out of 18; 14 have been filmed. The network will make a decision about airing the final two episodes after the Winter Olympics. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: A PETER PAN Panorama - Looking Ahead To NBC's 2014 Live Musical Event!
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 24, 2014

Today, in honor of this week's eagerly awaited announcement that the next live musical event to be presented on NBC will be the classic 1954 PETER PAN, we take a look at some of the highlights from the high-flying history of the family-friendly musical. (more...)

Jacob Foster Ongsiaco Awarded East Lynne Theater Scholarship
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 2014

At East Lynne Theater Company's annual fundraising event in November at Aleathea's Restaurant in Cape May, NJ, Jacob Foster Ongsiaco was named the seventh recipient of the Historic Jackson Street Neighborhood Association Scholarship Fund (HJSNA) in the Name of Bob and Toni Green. This fund was started in the fall of 2006 with a generous $5,000.00 donation from HJSNA, in honor of the Greens, who first owned The Puffin on Jackson Street. Bob Green was at one time President of ELTC's Board, and Toni came up with the idea for ELTC's 'Tales of the Victorians,' now entering its twenty-fifth year. The Greens currently live in Kentucky. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Craig Zadan & Neil Meron Talk THE SOUND OF MUSIC: LIVE!, PIPPIN Movie, Oscars 2014, Upcoming Projects & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 20, 2013

Last night I had the pleasure of speaking to two of the hottest producers in Hollywood and on Broadway all about their recent smash hit December with the ratings bonanza of NBC's live presentation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC as well as the three-network tent-pole two-night TV event, BONNIE & CLYDE - the peerless Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Discussing all aspects of the unprecedented live presentation, Zadan and Meron outline the process of bringing the gigantic production to the small screen and grant us a vivid look behind the scenes of the big show. Additionally, Zadan and Meron comment on the social media frenzy that occurred during the 25+ million-viewed telecast as well as their reaction to criticism of country music superstar Carrie Underwood in the starring role, as well as their longstanding relationship with NBC in general. Plus, Zadan and Meron also clue us in on what elements they seek out in special events such as this as we look ahead to next year's confirmed major live musical - whatever could it be?! Besides all about THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Zadan and Meron also offer us the 411 on a number of other projects immediately upcoming in 2014 and far beyond, with a special focus on their just-announced Harvey Weinstein collaboration on a feature film version of Stephen Schwartz's beloved PIPPIN, as well as first news on a forthcoming original Beach Boys jukebox musical currently in development and preliminary information on the pilot for a new musical series inspired by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Diane Warren titled SONGBYRD, set to shoot in January. All of that, reflections on last year's sensational Academy Awards broadcast hosted by the controversial Seth MacFarlane and a look ahead to this year's Zadan & Meron-produced Oscars show - set to be hosted by daytime queen Ellen Degeneres - as well as stories from their early years producing cabaret showcases and penning books on theatre as well as much, much more in this all-encompassing conversation with the most important men in movie musicals. (more...)

NBC Narrows Down Next Live Musical to Three Titles; Carrie Underwood to Star?
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt shared that the network has narrowed down the choice of its next live musical presentation to three titles. (more...)

Quest Inspar to Accelerate Development of Nextgen Pipeline Robots After Raise of $4.2 million Investment From Five Elms Capital
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2013

"Lessons learned from our Tacoma project are invaluable," said Milton Altenberg, CEO of Quest Inspar. Lining water lines under streets in suburbs is more forgiving than a dense city. 'The partnership with Five Elms will expedite our development cycle to address the desire on the part of our customers to increase both speed and run lengths for a single direction lining pass. This will also open up a new horizon to service intrastate pipelines, which our industry customers also have high expectations to have rehabilitated in place." (more...)

MDTC Celebrates 10 Years with a Concert at Martha Graham Studio Theater in NYC Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Award-winning Mosaic Dance Theater Company (MDTC), based in Glen Ridge, NJ, celebrates ten years of performing the dance and folklore of the Mediterranean region with a spectacular program presented at the magical Martha Graham Studio Theater, 55 Bethune Street, New York, NY running tonight, November 22 and November 23, and 24, 2013. (more...)

MDTC Celebrates 10 Years with a Concert at Martha Graham Studio Theater in NYC, 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 07, 2013

Award-winning Mosaic Dance Theater Company (MDTC), based in Glen Ridge, NJ, celebrates ten years of performing the dance and folklore of the Mediterranean region with a spectacular program presented at the magical Martha Graham Studio Theater, 55 Bethune Street, New York, NY running November 22, 23, and 24, 2013. (more...)

Browse Oprah Winfrey's Prized Possessions Online to Prep for Today's Auction; Portraits, Furniture, Art and More!
by TV News Desk - Nov 02, 2013

Kaminski Auctions will be selling items from 'The Oprah Winfrey Collection' today, November 2nd, beginning at 10 a.m. (PT) at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club in Carpinteria, Calif. You can browse the items up for sale in advance online HERE, including two original canvas banners for The Color Purple (pictured left), quite a few portraits of Oprah and much more. (more...)

Browse Oprah Winfrey's Prized Possessions Online to Prep for 11/2 Auction; Portraits, Furniture, Art and More!
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2013

Kaminski Auctions will be selling items from 'The Oprah Winfrey Collection' on November 2nd, beginning at 10 a.m. (PT) at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club in Carpinteria, Calif. You can browse the items up for sale in advance online HERE, including two original canvas banners for The Color Purple (pictured left), quite a few portraits of Oprah and much more. (more...)

Rhonda Hansome Performs Benefit for WorkShop Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2013

Actress / comic Rhonda 'Passion' Hansome, whose background includes appearances in the film 'Pretty Woman' and on FX Network's 'Louie' hosts a comedy benefit with several funny friends for the nonprofit WorkShop Theater Company (WTC) in Manhattan tonight, June 12th at 7:30pm. (more...)

David Janollari Signs Development Deal with NBC
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2013

Award- winning producer and network executive David Janollari, who has shepherded hit shows ranging from FRIENDS and SIX FEET UNDER to SUPERNATURAL and AWKWARD, is setting up a new production company in an exclusive deal with Universal Television, it was announced today by Bela Bajaria, Executive Vice President of Universal Television. (more...)

Photo Coverage: OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Visits The Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 14, 2013

The Broadway production 'Old Jews Telling Jokes' came to the Friars Club last night for an evening full of laughter produced by Michelle Slonim. Creators Sam Hoffman and Peter Gethers gave an interesting talk and video presentation about the shows formation. Marilyn Sokol and Lenny Wolpe from the cast of 'Old Jews' told some side splitting jokes from the show. Stewie Stone 'head comic' at the Friars had some of his own hilarious stories and also introduced various Friars who contributed to the joke telling. (more...)

No Name Comedy Announces Upcoming Variety Shows
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2013

'No Name... & A Bag O' Chips' comedy / variety show producer, Eric Vetter recently announced three May 2013 shows at Otto's in Manhattan. The fun begins on Friday, May 10th with performers Leighann Lord (Fox News "Strategy Room," ), Bob Greenberg (Late Show with David Letterman) and Rachael Parenta (New York Underground Comedy Festival). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside COMEDY FOR SUNSHINE at the Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 17, 2013

For over twenty-five years the Sunshine Committee (which is funded through an annual holiday raffle held at the Monastery) has been providing entertainment, companionship and tons of love to senior citizens and children's centers in the New York area. Whether they are sending singers, musicians, comedians or performance artists to brighten up the residents of nursing homes; or providing clowns, magicians and entertainment for disadvantaged children in group homes, the Sunshine Committee is dedicated to enhancing each and every life they touch. (more...)

Howard Stern Claims: 'I'm Taking Over THE TONIGHT SHOW'
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

Amid recent reports that Jimmy Fallon is poised to take over the desk of NBC's long-running late night talk show THE TONIGHT SHOW, shock jock Howard Stern appears to have plans of his own. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Craig Zadan & Neil Meron Talk 2013 Academy Awards, Scoops, Broadway, Hollywood, Future Projects & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 21, 2013

Largely responsible for the movie musical revolution of the 21st century, setting the stage first with their mega-successful work on TV in the 1990s like GYPSY, CINDERELLA and ANNIE, then, with their feature film entries since - beginning with CHICAGO and continuing with HAIRSPRAY and many more - executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have bridged the gap between Broadway and Hollywood like no other producers - and, all the while, on their own terms. Opening up about a vast array of projects, ranging from the aforementioned modern classic TV musicals all the way through to the films and stage shows - successful revivals of PROMISES, PROMISES and HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING included - and their affiliation with NBC's musical drama series SMASH, Zadan and Meron paint a vivid portrait displaying their fierce dedication to the performing arts and desire for excellence in all of their many, many endeavors. Plus, most importantly, Zadan and Meron clue us in on what we can anticipate from this Sunday's Academy Awards telecast, which they are producing - such as their experiences collaborating with controversial triple-threat host Seth MacFarlane, amassing the starriest assortment of musical performers in Oscar history (Barbra Streisand, Adele, Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Jennifer Hudson among the performers announced so far), creating spectacular tributes to both James Bond in his fiftieth year on film and the modern movie musical revolution (showcasing no less than the reunions of cast members from CHICAGO, DREAMGIRLS and this year's multi-nominated hit LES MISERABLES) as well as what will make this show truly unique. Additionally, Zadan and Meron shed some light on their current and future plans and productions, among them: a BONNIE & CLYDE miniseries for the History Channel starring Emile Hirsch; the currently-running second season of NBC's musical drama series SMASH; two original movie musicals in development and original stage projects, too. All of that, memories of the remarkable LIFE WITH JUDY GARLAND: ME & MY SHADOWS, Lifetime's record-breaking broadcast of a new STEEL MAGNOLIAS, comments on DROP DEAD DIVA's recent cancellation, news on the upcoming e-book edition of Zadan's peerless SONDHEIM & CO. biography, the NBC TV version of THE SOUND OF MUSIC starring Carrie Underwood and much, much more! (more...)

Andrew Rannells and More Attend Family Equality Council's 2013 Awards Dinner in LA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2013

Family Equality Council, the national organization that connects, supports, and represents the one million families in the U.S. with parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) welcomed some of the entertainment industries' brightest stars to its Los Angeles Awards Dinner, Saturday, at Universal Studios' Globe Theatre. (more...)

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