Carolyn Hennesy News

MEET & GREET to Return at Theatre Asylum, Opening 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

After playing to sold out crowds at the recent 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival, the new hit comedy play - MEET & GREET returns for an extended run at Theatre Asylum-Elephant Space in Hollywood. The Encore! Producers' Award winner was written by t.v. veterans Stan Zimmerman (The Golden Girls, Roseanne, Gilmore Girls) & Christian McLaughlin (Married with Children, Desperate Housewives) and directed by Stan Zimmerman (Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Blink & You Might Miss Me, A Tuna Christmas). The outrageous comedy features an all star cast, including Daniele Gaither (Mad TV, Groundlings), Teresa Ganzel (Wall-E, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson), Carolyn Hennesy (True Blood, General Hospital), Vicki Lewis (NewsRadio, Chicago on Broadway) and Brendan Robinson (Pretty Little Liars). It runs for only twenty-four performances at Theatre Asylum-Elephant Space, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles from Friday August 1st to Sunday September 21st with three performances per weekend, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 4pm. Tickets are $20 online or $25 at the door. (more...)

BWW Reviews: World Premiere Comedy MEET & GREET Takes Place in a Most Unusual Casting Office
by Shari Barrett - Jun 27, 2014

Highlighted with brilliant acting, writing and directing, the world premiere comedy MEET & GREET is bound to be one of the biggest hits at this year's Fringe. The premise is we are in a casting office in the San Fernando Valley, present day. Four actresses have been called in for one part during pilot season, and each one appears to be at the end of her acting rope and really needs the job. (more...)

Stan Zimmerman's MEET & GREET Comes to Theatre Asylum, 6/8-28
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

MEET & GREET, a new comedy play by tv veterans Stan Zimmerman (The Golden Girls, Roseanne, Gilmore Girls) & Christian McLaughlin (Married with Children, Desperate Housewives) and directed by Stan Zimmerman (Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Blink & You Might Miss Me, A Tuna Christmas), will be presented by Combined Artform at Hollywood Fringe 2014. The outrageous comedy features an all star cast, including Daniele Gaither (Mad TV, Groundlings), Teresa Ganzel (Wall-E, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson), Carolyn Hennesy (True Blood, General Hospital), Paul Iacono (G.B.F., The Hard Times of RJ Berger) and Vicki Lewis (NewsRadio, Chicago on Broadway). It runs for five performances at Theatre Asylum, 6320 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles on Sunday June 8th at 4pm, Saturday June 14th at 7pm, Sunday June 22nd at 7pm, Wednesday June 25th at 8:30pm and Saturday June 28th at 7pm. Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door. (more...)

MEET & GREET to Play Hollywood Fringe 2014, 6/8-28
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

MEET & GREET, a new comedy play by tv veterans Stan Zimmerman (The Golden Girls, Roseanne, Gilmore Girls) & Christian McLaughlin (Married with Children, Desperate Housewives) and directed by Stan Zimmerman (Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Blink & You Might Miss Me, A Tuna Christmas), will be presented by Combined Artform at Hollywood Fringe 2014. (more...)

TAINTED DREAMS Scores Two Independent Series Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

NYC Brand Production's first scripted series, Tainted Dreams garners two Independent Series Award nominations for: 'Best Ensemble Cast' and 'Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama' for Alicia Minshew best known for her role as 'Erica Kane's' daughter, 'Kendall Hart' on All My Children. Tainted Dreams' ensemble cast boasts eight of Off-Broadway's funniest folks. Stars of the Off-Broadway comedy hits, 'My Big Gay Italian Wedding,' now celebrating its 10thAnniversary Off-Broadway, and its sequel 'My Big Gay Italian Funeral' including Anthony Wilkinson (creator and executive producer of 'Wedding' and 'Funeral', Debra Toscano, Paul Moon, Brian Patrick Murphy, Brett Douglas, Erik Ransom, Meagan Robar and Marissa Perry, all moonlight as part of the Independent Series Award-nominated 'Best Ensemble Cast' from Tainted Dreams. (more...)

New Web Series ACTING DEAD to Premiere at Lawebfest
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Acting Dead, a new web series created by Brian Beacock and Susan Bernhardt, has been chosen to screen at LAWEBFEST (more...)

HUSTLING, OUT WITH DAD Lead 5th Annual Indie Series Awards Nominations; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Nominees for the 5th Annual Indie Series Awards have been revealed in a special episode of We Love Soaps TV. The ISAs celebrate the best in independently produced, scripted entertainment created for the Web. (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...)

Finola Hughes to Lead Indie Film PLATINUM THE DANCE MOVIE
by Movies News Desk - Jul 24, 2013

Variety reports exclusively that Finola Hughes will headline the indie feature film PLATINUM THE DANCE MOVIE. (more...)

Art Project Los Angeles Features Shepard Fairey, Ed Ruscha, David Anson Russo, and More Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2013

?Art Project Los Angeles, an exclusive art auction and VIP cocktail event benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), will return to beautifully renovated Bonhams auction house today, June 29. The event will offer a dazzling array of art up for bid, along with a star-studded cocktail party. (more...)

Art Project Los Angeles Features Shepard Fairey, Ed Ruscha, David Anson Russo, and More, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2013

?Art Project Los Angeles, an exclusive art auction and VIP cocktail event benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), will return to beautifully renovated Bonhams auction house on Saturday, June 29. The event will offer a dazzling array of art up for bid, along with a star-studded cocktail party. (more...)

Shepard Fairey, Ed Ruscha, David Anson Russo, & More Featured at Art Project Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2013

Art Project Los Angeles, an exclusive art auction and VIP cocktail event benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), will return to beautifully renovated Bonhams auction house on Saturday, June 29. The event will offer a dazzling array of art up for bid, along with a star-studded cocktail party. The fourth annual event will include works by John Baldessari, Marc Chagall, David Anson Russo, Shepard Fairey, Keith Haring, Pablo Picasso, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, and others, as well as luxury home accessories, jewelry, and couture designs. (more...)

Scoop: THE MIDDLE on ABC - Today, June 5, 2013
by TV Scoop - Jun 05, 2013

Get all the scoop on THE MIDDLE, airing on ABC today, June 5, 2013! (more...)

BIO Channel's CELEBRITY GHOST STORIES & THE HAUNTING OF... Will Return 6/1
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2013

BIO brings two of its original hit series, "Celebrity Ghost Stories" and "The Haunting Of…" back for all-new seasons on Saturday, June 1 at 9PM ET/8PM CT/10PM PT and 10PM ET/9PM CT/10PM PT respectively. (more...)

Photo Flash: De'Borah, Tilky Jones and More at GMCLA's 2013 Voice Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2013

On Sunday, May 19, at The Globe Theatre, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA, the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (www.gmcla.org), whose mission is to change hearts and minds through the power of music, presented the 2013 Voice Awards. This year the organization honored American Idol, AT&T, activists Fred Arens and Jason Duguay, and writer/director Liesel Reinhart. The Voice Awards were hosted by actor and activist Wilson Cruz with performances by Alex Newell (Glee) and De'Borah (The Voice). Scroll down for photos from the arrivals! (more...)

Scoop: THE MIDDLE on ABC - Wednesday, June 5, 2013
by TV Scoop - May 20, 2013

Get all the scoop on THE MIDDLE, airing on ABC on Wednesday, June 5, 2013! (more...)

LES MISERABLES, BRAVE and More Take Top Honors at 2013 CAS Awards; All the Winners!
by Movies News Desk - Feb 17, 2013

It was a magical evening for LES MISERABLES and the Sound Mixing Team of Production Mixer Simon Hayes, Re-recording Mixers Andy Nelson and Mark Paterson, Scoring Mixer Jonathan Allen, ADR Mixer Robert Edwards and Foley Mixer Pete Smith at the 49th Annual CAS Awards. The family adventure won Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Motion Picture - Live Action. (more...)

Summit View School Features THE GIFTS OF LOVE in Fourth Annual Musical Theatre Fundraiser Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2013

GIFTS OF LOVE: THE WORDS AND MUSIC OF Stephen Schwartz, a benefit concert featuring premiere talent from the musical theatre world, is to take place today, February 10. (more...)

Summit View School Features THE GIFTS OF LOVE in Fourth Annual Musical Theatre Fundraiser, 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2013

GIFTS OF LOVE: THE WORDS AND MUSIC OF STEPHEN SCHWARTZ, a benefit concert featuring premiere talent from the musical theatre world, is to take place on February 10. Tickets are $50 a person (food included), and may be purchased through www.brownpapertickets.com. Doors open at noon for a lunch/brunch buffet, and the show begins at one. All proceeds benefit Musical Theatre Programs at Culver City/Valley Glen campuses. The event will be hosted by True Blood's Carolyn Hennesy. To learn more about Summit View School please visit: www.summitviewschool.org. (more...)

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