ARSENIC & OLD LACE Opens Tomorrow at Derby Dinner Playhouseby BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016
Derby Dinner Playhouse kicks off their 2016-2017 season with the popular comedy ARSENIC & OLD LACE, opening May 18 and running through June 26, 2016. For ticket information please call 812-288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com (more...)
Clear Creek Community Theatre's THE PHILADELPHIA STORY to Open 5/20by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016
Tracy Lord, of the Philadelphia Lords, is a headstrong and spoiled daughter of the privileged. (more...)
CELEBRITY SPIES E-book Series is Releasedby BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016
Eye Spy Publishing Ltd, has released the first e-book in a new series featuring true stories about 'real-life' spies. 'Celebrity Spies' covers forty-three professions and industries whose famous members 'spied for the side' and include fascinating trivia and hundreds of images. Book 1, Hollywood Actors, features over 50 celebrities.
Did you know?
Cary Grant was a spy hunter.
Frank Sinatra lent the CIA his jet for rendition flights.
Marilyn Monroe assembled drones during WWII.
Dr. Seuss produced instructional cartoons for the US Army Signal Corps.
Lucky Luciano, head of the mafia crime family, worked with the CIA.
The US Secret Service and hired Harry Houdini to train agents in escapology.
Alfred Hitchcock was an MI6 contact man.
Walt Disney became an undercover spy for the FBI.
Miles Copeland Jr's father worked for the CIA.
The brother of the Dalai Lama worked for the CIA?
'We are excited about the new series and although a departure from the sobering material in Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine, we hope our readers will enjoy it.'
- Mark Birdsall / Managing Editor
In the series:
Actors, Actresses, Adventurers, Archaeologists, Artists, Astronauts, Astronomers, Authors, Businessman, Cartoons, Chefs, Clergy, Cowboys and Indians, Criminals, Dancers, Directors, Engineers, Entertainers, Explorers, Fashion, Groups, Historians, Inventors, Journalists, Movie Producers, Musicians, Mystics, Naturalists, Patriots, Photographers, Physicians, Playwrights, Poets, Politicians, Producers, Royalty, Scholars, Scientists, Sculptors, Singers, Sons and Daughters, Sportsman and 'The Watched'.
Book I - Actors. Features over fifty actors who actively participated in or with the intelligence services. (more...)
BWW Review: SUGAR Is A Real Crowd Pleaserby Barry Lenny - May 9, 2016
Sugar is the musical adapted from the film, Some Like it Hot. (more...)
George Cukor Classics Starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn Lead REEL 13 May Lineupby TV News Desk - May 5, 2016
Director George Cukor's romantic comedies The Philadelphia Story and Holiday, both based on hit Broadway plays by Philip Barry,open the May lineup on Reel 13 (more...)
The Candlelight Theatre to Present ARSENIC AND OLD LACEby BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016
This wildly popular comedic farce written by Joseph Kesselring revoles around two elderly sisters who are famous in their Brooklyn neighborhood for their numerous acts of charity but are as crazy as loons. Mix in a dollop of Teddy Roosevelt, a dash of Albert Einstein, and stir with an assortment of quirky characters and you get a lethal cocktail of murder, mayhem, and laughter. Come see what the N.Y. Times called 'a play so funny you will never forget it.' (more...)
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...)
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