Tony Bennett to Celebrate 90th Birthday at Ravinia This Augustby BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016
Tony Bennett's given name, Benedetto, means 'blessed' in Italian! (more...)
Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller to Star in THE PHILADELPHIA STORY on Broadway?by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016
Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller may co-star in a production of THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, set to hit Broadway this fall or spring 2017. (more...)
TV One Unveils 'Audacious' Schedule of Programming at Annual Upfront Presentationby TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2016
Showcasing its new look and feel to the advertising sales community, TV One unveiled an audacious schedule of programming during its annual Upfront presentation at the Helen Mills Event Space and Theatre this morning. (more...)
Broadway AM Report, 4/8/2016 - ANYTHING GOES at Goodspeed and More!by Jessica Khan - Apr 8, 2016
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Goodspeed's starry ANYTHING GOES sets sail and more! (more...)
Cary Grant Musical DEAR CARY Heading to Broadway?by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2016
Grant's ex-wife Dyan Cannon has been hard at work over the last several years on a musical adaptation of her best selling book 'Dear Cary.' (more...)
Abby Books Celebrates Doris Day's 92nd Birthday with New Movie Poster Bookby BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016
In celebration of singer and actress Doris Day's 92nd birthday, Abby Books has published a commemorative movie posters book featuring posters from 20 of her best films.
Titled 20 Doris Day Movie Posters, the mini-book includes full-sized posters on 8 x 10 pages from the Hollywood icon's following films:
Romance on the High Seas (1948), her film debut.
Young Man with a Horn (1950) opposite the legendary Kirk Douglas and Lauren Bacall.
Lullaby of Broadway (1951), one of her best earliest films.
On Moonlight Bay (1951), a musical with Gordon MacRae.
Storm Warning (1951), a film noir thriller starring Ginger Rogers and Ronald Reagan.
I'll See You in My Dreams (1952) opposite Danny Thomas, best known as the star of the TV series, Make Room for Daddy.
By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953), sequel to On Moonlight Bay (1951).
Calamity Jane (1953), a lighthearted musical opposite Howard Keel.
Love Me or Leave Me (1955), opposite the great James Cagney in a biographical romantic musical drama which tells the life story of Ruth Etting.
Young at Heart (1955), a musical with legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra.
Alfred Hitchcock's suspense thriller, The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), which won an Academy Award for Best Song for Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera), sung by Doris Day, which became her signature song.
The Pajama Game (1957), based on the stage musical of the same name.
Teacher's Pet (1958), romantic comedy opposite the iconic Clark Gable.
Pillow Talk (1959), the first of three her memorable romantic comedies with Rock Hudson which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Midnight Lace (1960), a box office hit mystery thriller with Rex Harrison.
Lover Come Back (1961), her second film, also a romantic comedy, with Hudson.
That Touch of Mink (1962), a romantic comedy with the iconic Cary Grant.
The Thrill of It All (1963), a romantic comedy with wry, handsome leading man James Garner.
Move Over Darling (1964), a comedy film, her second with Garner.
And, Send Me No Flowers (1964), her third film, a comedy, with Hudson.
Day was one of the top box office and pop stars of the '50s and '60s, In all, she appeared in 39 feature films. The last film was 1968's With Six You Get Eggroll.
20 Doris Day Movie Posters is available from Abby Books at www.classicmovieposters.com. The book is 26 pages and sells for $12.95. (more...)
BWW Review: THE PHILADELPHIA STORY Looks At A High Society Marriage Dilemmaby Barry Lenny - Apr 4, 2016
The Philadelphia Story opens the year for the Therry Dramatic Society. (more...)
GTA to Bring Film Classic to Life with THE PHILADELPHIA STORYby BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016
Spring has arrived in northeast Georgia and it is the perfect season for a wedding. Attend the most screwball wedding of the last century at Gainesville Theatre Alliance with their production of THE PHILADELPHIA STORY. This witty, sharply stylish comedy runs Apr. 5-16 at UNG-Gainesville's Ed Cabell Theatre, 3850 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. (more...)
Abby Books Launches Movie Poster Books Webstoreby BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016
Abby Books, publisher of more than 40 movie poster books starring Hollywood's legendary and iconic film stars, has opened an exclusive webstore to market its unique product line.
Founded in 2014, Abby Books' popular full-color movie poster books feature such stars as Julie Andrews, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Charlie Chaplin, Sean Connery, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Kirk Douglas, Harrison Ford, Judy Garland, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Rock Hudson, Veronica Lake, Laurel & Hardy, Jerry Lewis, Marx Brothers, Marilyn Monroe, Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Elvis Presley, Randolph Scott, James Stewart, Elizabeth Taylor, Shirley Temple and John Wayne.
The Indiana-based publisher also offers movie poster books on the films of famous private detectives, Sherlock Holmes and Charlie Chan, and great silent film western stars, as well as on such genres as silent films, sound westerns of 1930-1935, and film noir of the early 1940s.
Each book is printed on 8 x 10 white paper. Page lengths and quantity of movie posters included vary by book.
Authors of most of the series of books are Greg and Jake Lenburg.
Greg Lenburg is best known for the best-selling book, The Three Stooges Scrapbook-Updated Edition. He is also Abby Books' founder.
Jake Lenburg is author of the Great Silent Comedians Movie Poster Book, Charlie Chaplin Movie Poster Book, Great Silent Comedians Poster Art Book and Great Silent Comedians Movie Poster Book - Revised Edition.
Abby Books new webstore is at www.classicmovieposterbooks.com. (more...)
Film Legend Sophia Loren Regrets Turning Down Broadway Opportunitiesby Movies News Desk - Mar 25, 2016
Film icon Sophia Loren revealed to PEOPLE Magazine that one of her regrets in life is that she never appeared on the Broadway stage. (more...)
Gulfshore Opera to Present Donizetti's ELIXIR OF LOVEby BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016
Gulfshore Opera will present Gaetano Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore (Elixir of Love) for two performances at venues in Charlotte and Collier counties, on April 15 and 21. Steffanie Pearce, Founder and General Director, has created a show that includes both celebrated and up and coming artists from around the world, the Gulfshore Opera Orchestra and Chorus, and a collaboration with Gulfshore Ballet, a local ballet school. (more...)
Van Wezel to Welcome Sophia Loren, 3/31by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016
?Synonymous with grace, beauty, and artistry, famed Italian movie star Sophia Loren graces the stage at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Thursday, March 31st at 8:00pm. The Oscar-winning actress will captivate the audience with an intimate onstage conversation and question-and-answer session lead by Entertainment Tonight correspondent Bill Harris, as well as film clips from her prolific career spanning more than five decades. (more...)
ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS & More Among The Criterion Collection April Titlesby Movies News Desk - Jan 16, 2016
This April, Criterion is pleased to announce a thrillingly diverse slate of titles, encompassing nonfiction groundbreakers, contemporary art-house hits, and romantic dramas from the golden age. (more...)
Tony Bennett to be Honored by Friars Clubby BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016
Legendary entertainer Tony Bennett will be honored by the Friars Club in celebration of his storied career that has spanned 7 decades. The awards gala will be held on Monday, June 20, 2016 in New York City. The award-winning performer, who has been a Friar for more than 50 years, will receive the Club's most prestigious accolade: The Entertainment Icon Award. (more...)
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE to Play MCCC's Kelsey Theatre, Begin. 1/22by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016
Never take candy from strangers. Or, as is the case in "Arsenic and Old Lace," beware of elderberry wine offered by sweet, little old ladies. M&M Productions brings this American comedy classic to the stage at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre on Fridays, Jan. 22 and 29 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Jan. 23 and 30 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Jan. 24 and 31 at 2 p.m. (more...)
Smithsonian Channel to Premiere Season 2 of MILLION DOLLAR AMERICAN PRINCESSES, 1/3by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2015
Oscar®, Golden Globe® and Emmy® nominee Elizabeth McGovern returns to host the second season of Smithsonian Channel's MILLION DOLLAR AMERICAN PRINCESSES (more...)
Classic Western 'THE MAGIFICENT SEVEN to Air on Reel 13 This Decemberby TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2015
The classic Western The Magnificent Seven leads the abbreviated December lineup on
Reel 13. (more...)
Laurel Little Theatre to Continue Season with ARSENIC AND OLD LACEby BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015
LLT continues its 'Fifty-Fifth & Fabulous' Season with the classic comedy chiller ARSENIC AND OLD LACE directed by Lacy Cockrell. (more...)
Chevy Chase Visits Gilbert Gottfried's AMAZING COLOSSAL PODCAST on Sideshow Networkby TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2015
Gilbert Gottfried sits down for a memorable (and rare) interview with comedian, actor, writer and original “Saturday Night Live” cast member Chevy Chase (more...)
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