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Julie Walters to Receive BAFTA Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced that acclaimed actress Julie Walters CBE will receive the Fellowship at this year's Arqiva British Academy Television Awards ceremony at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London on Sunday 18 May. (more...)

OPERA America Announces Recipients of 'Opera Grants for Female Composers'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce the first round of recipients of its new program: Opera Grants for Female Composers, made possible through the generosity of The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. From among the 112 eligible applicants, an independent adjudication panel selected eight composers. The recipients have each been awarded $12,500 to support the development of their compositions listed below. (more...)

The Celebrity Series of Boston Present the Maria Schneider Orchestra, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Celebrity Series of Boston will present the Maria Schneider Orchestra on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 8pm at Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA. Sponsored by Donna and Mike Egan. (more...)

HBO Pays Tribute to David Brenner with Encore Presentation of 2000 Special Tonight
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

HBO remembers David Brenner with an encore presentation of his 2000 HBO solo special 'David Brenner: Back with a Vengeance,' which can be seen tonight, March 20 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on the HBO Comedy channel. In addition, the special will be available on HBO GO starting this Wednesday, March 19, through Wednesday, April 30. (more...)

HBO to Pay Tribute to David Brenner with Encore Presentation of 2000 Special, 3/20
by TV News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

HBO remembers David Brenner with an encore presentation of his 2000 HBO solo special 'David Brenner: Back with a Vengeance,' which can be seen this Thursday, March 20 (more...)

Legendary Comedian & Tonight Show Guest David Brenner Dies at 78
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Legendary stand-up comedian and long time Tonight Show favorite, David Brenner has passed away at the age of 78 after a battle with cancer on Saturday, March 15th. (more...)

RUPERT to Play Eisenhower Theater, 12-15 March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Excitement is growing as the cast of Melbourne Theatre Company's Rupert have one sleep ahead of them before the play's US premiere at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts World Stages: International Theater Festival on Wednesday night (US time). (more...)

Best-Selling Author, Joe McGinniss, Dies at 71
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Joe McGinniss, Sr., American author known for his best-selling The Selling of the President 1968 which described the marketing of then-presidential candidate Richard Nixon, has died at the age of 71. He authored eleven works, including his last bookwas The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, an account of Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska who was the unsuccessful 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee. (more...)

Former Teen Singing Phenomenon Karen Wyman Comes to the Metropolitan Room, Now thru 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

The former teen singing phenomenon Karen Wyman continues her exciting and decisive return to the live stage in her first major engagement in 25 years when the Metropolitan Room brings her back for four shows in March -- tonight, March 5, 12, 19 and 26, all at 7pm. (more...)

Rehearsals for MTC's RUPERT Begin Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2014

The Washington DC-bound cast of Melbourne Theatre Company's 2013 hit, David Williamson's Rupert, began rehearsals today ahead of performing at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts World Stages: International Theater Festival next month. Rupert will be on stage at the Kennedy Center in the Eisenhower Theater from Wednesday 12 - Saturday 15 March. (more...)

New City Stage Company to Present HINCKLEY, 3/6-30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

New City Stage Company has announced the third play of the 2013-2014 Season, the world premiere of Hinckley, written by award- winning theatre artist Ginger Dayle and directed by television and film actor Russ Widdall. This is the first play written from the perspective of the would-be assassin of President Ronald Reagan. A collaborative work created by the New City Stage artistic team, the play will be presented as a fever-dream first person account of his life , including the events leading up to the assassination attempt. On March 30, 1981 the course of American history is irrevocably altered by this schizophrenic lovestruck loner. Obsessive fantasy sidelines Presidency. Featuring Sam Sherburne, from the hit Philadelphia premieres of Frost/Nixon and American Sligo . (more...)

Former Teen Singing Phenomenon Karen Wyman Comes to the Metropolitan Room, 3/5-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

The former teen singing phenomenon Karen Wyman continues her exciting and decisive return to the live stage in her first major engagement in 25 years when the Metropolitan Room brings her back for four shows in March -- Wednesday March 5, 12, 19 and 26, all at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Draws the Curtain on 2013: Those We've Lost this Year
by Walter McBride - Dec 29, 2013

Today, we remember those within the entertainment industry that we lost in 2013. (more...)

Singer and Tony Nominee Kelly Garrett Passes Away at 69
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2013

According to published reports, singer and Broadway star Kelly Garrett passed away in August 2013 due to complications from throat and tongue cancer. She was 69. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Karen Wyman Brings SECOND TIME AROUND to Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 23, 2013

Karen Wyman, who was a national sensation for a short time in the late '60s and early '70s before disappearing unexpectedly from the scene, has re-entered the earth's atmosphere. The rocket-voiced phenom, who electrified a packed Metropolitan Room just returned with her new show, 'The Second Time Around.' Check out photos from the concert below! (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY Returns in All-New Cleveland Play House Production, Now thru 12/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Holiday cheer will abound at Cleveland Play House (CPH) with an all-new production of the beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Story running from tonight, Nov. 29th - Dec. 22nd in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY to Return in All-New Cleveland Play House Production, 11/29-12/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2013

Holiday cheer will abound at Cleveland Play House (CPH) with an all-new production of the beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Story running from Nov. 29th - Dec. 22nd in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare. In honor of the 30th anniversary of the unforgettable film, CPH enthusiastically breathes new life into this classic story about Ralphie and his ultimate Christmas wish. Having delighted audiences for 30 years on both the big and small screens, this incredible production is brought to vivid life on stage for Northeast Ohio audiences. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased by calling (216) 241-6000 or online at www.clevelandplayhouse.com. CPH is pleased to have University Hospitals as the Presenting Sponsor of A Christmas Story, along with Benesch, Nordson and FirstMerit as Supporting Sponsors. (more...)

Karen Wyman Aiming for Comeback at Metropolitan Room December 20-21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

Karen Wyman, who was a national sensation for a short time in the late '60s and early '70s before disappearing unexpectedly from the scene, has re-entered the earth's atmosphere. The rocket-voiced phenom, who electrified a packed Metropolitan Room on Saturday, announced that she will return there with her new show, "The Second Time Around," for two exclusive nights in December -- Friday and Saturday December 20 & 21, both at 7pm. (more...)

James Reston, Jr. Reports on Personal Motive of Oswald in THE ACCIDENTAL ASSASSIN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

Was the assassination of one of America's most beloved presidents an accident? (more...)

Popular TV Talk Show Panelist Reiko Douglas Dies at 77
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

Reiko Douglas, the diminutive Japanese-born entertainer who arrived in the United States not able to speak or understand any English yet managed to become one of the most sought-after and popular panel guests on the late-night TV show circuit. (more...)

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