David Alpert News

Photo Flash: First Look - AMC Reveals Images, Official Synopsis for THE WALKING DEAD Season 5
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

AMC has shared new promo images for its hit drama serise THE WALKING DEAD, along with an an official description of the the highly anticipated fifth season (more...)

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, Starring Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams and Blair Underwood, Begins Tonight in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The Center Theatre Group engagement of the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Horton Foote's American masterpiece 'The Trip to Bountiful,' begins performances at the Ahmanson Theatre tonight, September 17, and continues through November 2, 2014. The opening is September 26. (more...)

Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Devon Abner & More Join the Cast of THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The full casting has been announced for the Center Theatre Group engagement of the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Horton Foote's American masterpiece "The Trip to Bountiful," which begins performances at the Ahmanson Theatre on Wednesday, September 17, and continues through November 2, 2014. The opening is September 26. (more...)

THE WALKING DEAD Season 4 Tops DVD & Blu-ray Sales, Week Ending 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Rentrak Corporation (RENT) today announced the Top-10 DVD & Blu-ray Disc sales and rentals according to the company's Retail Essentials and Home Video Essentials tracking services whichare based on estimated consumer spending per data collected for the week ending Aug. 31, 2014. (more...)

AMC Confirms Pilot Order for THE WALKING DEAD Companion Series
by TV News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

AMC announced today that it has ordered a pilot episode of a companion series for “The Walking Dead.” (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - New Images from AMC's THE WALKING DEAD Season 5
by TV News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Check out two exclusive images from the highly anticipated fifth season of AMC'sTHE WALKING DEAD. (more...)

Photo: First Look at Rick Grimes in AMC's THE WALKING DEAD Season 5
by TV News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Check out an exclusive first image of the highly anticipated fifth season from AMC's THE WALKING DEAD. (more...)

AMC Reveils THE WALKING DEAD Official Season 5 Poster
by TV News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

AMC released today the official Season 5 poster for “The Walking Dead,” featuring Rick Grimes (more...)

Seventh Annual LIVING FOR TODAY Set for Joe's Pub, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Head on downtown for the seventh annual Living for Today: "Shing-a-Ling: A Night with the Broadway Urchins" at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St) on Monday, October 27 at 7pm for a concert that will make you "feel the sturm und drang in the air!' (more...)

Exclusive Soundtrack to Accompany THE WALKING DEAD Season 4 on DVD & Blu-ray
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Anchor Bay Entertainment has partnered with AMC and Republic Records to offer The Walking Dead fans an exclusive soundtrack with the release of The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season on Blu-ray and DVD. The soundtrack and Blu-ray/DVD sets will be made available only through Walmart. In addition, attendees at Comic-Con International 2014 can preorder the set with the “Rick Grimes Sherriff's Badge” Comic-Con collectible at the Anchor Bay Entertainment booth (#4037). The soundtrack, entitled “Songs of Survival Vol. 2,” features exclusive tracks from artists such as Phantogram, Godsmack, Colbie Caillat and The Lumineers and will be included with both the standard and Limited Edition Collection Blue-ray and DVD release of The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season. (more...)

IDW Developing Live-Action NIGHT MARY Series
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

IDW Entertainment and Universal Cable Productions announced today they are co-developing IDW Publishing's horror comic book, Night Mary, created by Rick Remender and Kieron Dwyer, as a live-action television series. Night Mary will join an impressive roster of innovative and original scripted content from Universal Cable Productions. (more...)

VIDEO: AMC Debuts Trailer for THE WALKING DEAD Mobile Game 'No Man's Land'
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Next Games and AMC released today the first trailer for the new The Walking Dead mobile game, based on the incredibly popular AMC series. (more...)

BREAKING BAD, MAD MEN Among AMC's 26 EMMY Award Nominations!
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced this morning the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy® Award nominations, recognizing AMC with 26 nominations (more...)

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes - On the Set for THE WALKING DEAD Season 5
by TV News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Below, watch two behind-the-scenes videos with the cast and crew of AMC's THE WALKING DEAD on the set of Season 5! In the first, Andrew Lincoln and company welcome you back to the set, and in the second, the team recounts their favorite walker kills, deadly props, and exhausting moments in the Georgia heat while filming the series. Click below! (more...)

AMC to Present 'Dead, White & Blue' WALKING DEAD Weekend Marathon
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Celebrate summer with AMC's “Dead, White and Blue” Weekend from Friday, July 4 through Sunday, July 6. (more...)

Alice Ripley and More Set for newTACTics' THE WONDERFUL MR. & MRS. O'LEARY, 6/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

THE WONDERFUL MR. & MRS. O'LEARY, written by Matte O'Brien and directed by David Alpert, will be presented as part of TACT's newTACTics series on Wednesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 26 at 7 p.m. The production will feature Aaron Ramey, Alice Ripley, Sebastian Thomas, and Cassidy VanVonno. (more...)

David Alpert to Direct Reading of BARNYARD FOLLIES , 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Barnyard Follies is a new musical intended for young performers, written by Sam Carner of the Carner & Gregor team (Unlock'd, Island Song). Directing the reading is David Alpert (Associate Director of If/Then, The Best Man, A Trip to Bountiful) and musical direction is provided by Jason Wetzel (Assistant Conductor for After Midnight and numerous touring credits including Young Frankenstein, The Drowsy Chaperone). The cast features 24 young performers ranging in age from seven to nineteen and includes Sebastian Hedges Thomas, currently on Broadway as Young Charlie in Kinky Boots. The reading will take place at 6pm on May 28th at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Playwrights Horizons. (more...)

IDW & Entertainment One to Develop V-WARS as Series
by TV News Desk - May 21, 2014

IDW Entertainment and Entertainment One Television (eOne Television) announced today that V-Wars will be the first series project developed under the recently announced first-look co-production agreement. (more...)

THE MAGICIANS, CLONE & LETTER 44 to be Adapted by Syfy
by TV News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Building on the momentum of Syfy's growing slate of cutting edge, provocative original programming, Syfy today announced it was developing adaptations of the graphic novels Clone, from Robert Kirkman and David Alpert (The Walking Dead) and Letter 44, from Jonathan Mostow (Terminator 3), as well as the popular novels The Magicians, based on the book series by Lev Grossman. (more...)

Syfy Adapting RONIN & PAX ROMANA as Miniseries
by TV News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Syfy today announced that it will develop as longform programming Pax Romana, Jonathan Hickman's graphic novel about a time traveling clash of ages and arms, and Ronin, based on Frank Miller's (300) comic book series, about an avenging samurai. (more...)

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