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Meryl Streep to Portray Opera Legend Maria Callas in HBO Adaptation of MASTER CLASS
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Meryl Streep will take on the role of iconic opera diva Maria Callas in an upcoming film adaptation of Terrence McNally's Tony Award-winning play MASTER CLASS for HBO. (more...)

Sarah Paulson, Garret Dillahunt, Elizabeth Reaser and More Star in Bay Street Theatre's CONVICTION World Premiere, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Bay Street Theatre presents the World Premiere of CONVICTION (Today, May 27-June 15) by Carey Crim and directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street's new Artistic Director. The production is co-produced by Bay Street Theatre, Rubicon Theatre in California, Dead Posh Productions, London and Canada's Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. (more...)

Emerge Film Festival Comes to Life with Announcement of Final Film Schedule, Award Nominations and Sneak Peek Event
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

Things are heating up for the inaugural Emerge Film Festival, opening on June 13! The Festival board of directors has released the final film schedule, including more than 40 short, documentary and feature films from Maine, the U.S. and the world. Details for the two-day Lewiston/Auburn, Maine event are outlined on the newly developed website: emergefilmfestival.org. (more...)

Sarah Paulson, Garret Dillahunt, Elizabeth Reaser and More to Star in Bay Street Theatre's CONVICTION World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Bay Street Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of CONVICTION (May 27-June 15) by Carey Crim and directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street's new Artistic Director. The production is co-produced by Bay Street Theatre, Rubicon Theatre in California, Dead Posh Productions, London and Canada's Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. (more...)

Meryl Streep Officially Signs on for RICKI AND THE FLASH
by Movies News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

TriStar Productions today announced an all-star band of film talent will collaborate on Ricki and the Flash. Produced by Marc Platt and Mason Novick, the film unites Oscar® winners Diablo Cody, who wrote the original screenplay, director Jonathan Demme, and Meryl Streep, who will star in the title role. (more...)

JoAnne Sellar, Sue Kroll and Terry Press to Headline 15th Annual WOMEN IN FOCUS Conference
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premier film schools in the United States, will present its 15th Annual Women in Focus Conference Friday, April 11 featuring Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures (The Great Gatsby); Terry Press, Co-president, CBS Films (Last Vegas); and JoAnne Sellar, Producer (The Master). (more...)

Meryl Streep Set To Star In Music-Themed Jonathan Demme Film RICKY AND THE FLASH
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 27, 2014

Stage and screen superstar Meryl Streep is set to continue her streak of music-themed films highlighted by the Christmas release of hotly anticipated big screen movie musical INTO THE WOODS with yet another project centering on song, this one titled RICKY AND THE FLASH. (more...)

MOVE LIVE ON TOUR Coming to Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 7/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Superstar siblings Julianne and Derek Hough are bringing their own all-new dance production, MOVE LIVE ON TOUR, to Wells Fargo Center for the Arts (50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa) on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 8 p.m. MOVE LIVE ON TOUR will be a complete stage production, with sets, costumes and a cast of talented dancers, with the Houghs headlining in solo, duet and group performances in styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hip-hop and everything in-between. Tickets are $69 and $49 and will be available starting Friday, March 21, 2014 at 12 p.m., online at wellsfargocenterarts.org, by phone at 707.546.3600, or at the ticket office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa. (more...)

MOVE LIVE ON TOUR Set for Morris Performing Arts Center, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Superstar siblings Julianne and Derek Hough will star in their own all-new dance production, MOVE LIVE ON TOUR, onstage across North America beginning May 28 through July, 2014. The show will be at the Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend, Indiana, on Tuesday, July 8, at 7:30 p.m. MOVE LIVE ON TOUR will be a complete stage production, with sets, costumes and a cast of talented dancers, with the Houghs headlining in solo, duet and group performances in styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hip-hop and everything in-between. (more...)

Julianne and Derek Hough to Appear in MOVE LIVE ON TOUR, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Superstar siblings Julianne and Derek Hough will star in their own all-new dance production, MOVE LIVE ON TOUR, onstage across North America beginning May 28 through July of 2014. MOVE LIVE ON TOUR will be a complete stage production, with sets, costumes and a cast of talented dancers, with the Houghs headlining in solo, duet and group performances in styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hip-hop and everything in-between. The tour stops at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on Sunday, June 29, 2014. (more...)

Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Aaron Lazar & More Will Star in Sting's THE LAST SHIP; Previews to Begin 9/30 at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

THE LAST SHIP - the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy winner Sting, and book by Tony winner John Logan and Puliter Prize-winner Brian Yorkey - will begin previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon on September 30 prior to opening night on October 26, according to producers Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker. The Last Ship is directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello and has choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Steven Hoggett. (more...)

HBO Comedy Pilot on the Way from Oprah Winfrey & Diablo Cody
by TV News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Variety confirms today HBO is currently developing a comedy pilot from 'Juno' scribe Diablo Cody and the Queen of all Media,' Oprah Winfrey. The project will be based on Dr. Julie Holland's upcoming book “Moody Bitches.' (more...)

Octavia Spencer Stars in Diablo Cody's PARADISE, on Blu-ray/DVD Today
by Movies News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, announces the DVD and Blu-rayTM release of PARADISE today, November 12, 2013. (more...)

Octavia Spencer Stars in Diablo Cody's PARADISE, on Blu-ray/DVD 11/12
by Movies News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, announces the DVD, Blu-rayTM and Digital Download release of PARADISE on November 12, 2013. (more...)

Diablo Cody's PARADISE with Julianne Hough & Octavia Spencer Set for 11/12 DVD, Blu-ray & Digital Release
by Movies News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment brand, announces the DVD, Blu-rayTM and Digital Download release of PARADISE on November 12, 2013. The film is written and directed by Academy Award winner Diablo Cody (Juno), and delivers a hilarious tale of innocence lost and paradise found. PARADISE stars Julianne Hough (Safe Haven), Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer (The Help), Russell Brand (Get Him to the Greek), Academy Award winner Holly Hunter (The Piano) and Nick Offerman (NBC's “Parks and Recreation”). PARADISE will debut on DVD at an SRP of $27.97 and on Blu-rayTM at an SRP of $29.97. (more...)

SEDUCED AND ABANDONED, Alec Baldwin's Quest to Make a Movie, Premieres on HBO Today
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

The cinematic romp SEDUCED AND ABANDONED captures the tug-of-war between the eternal dream of creating pure art and the bracing reality of modern movie commerce. James Toback's celebration of movie-making debuts tonight, OCT. 28 (9:00-10:45 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. (more...)

From Crazy Eyes to Sad Face, Julianne Hough Apologizes for 'Disrespectful' Blackface
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2013

On Twitter, Julianne Hough debuted her Halloween costume, dressed in blackface as the popular ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK character, 'Crazy Eyes', played by Uzo Abuda. After an Internet uproar (really, people are still trying blackface in 2013?) she's now gone back on Twitter to apologize, writing today that 'I am a huge fan of the show Orange is the New black, actress Uzo Aduba, and the character she has created. It certainly was never my intention to be disrespectful or demeaning to anyone in any way. I realize my costume hurt and offended people and I truly apologize.' (more...)

Octavia Spencer Stars in Diablo Cody's PARADISE, on Blu-ray/DVD 11/12
by Movies News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, announces the DVD and Blu-rayTM release of PARADISE on November 12, 2013. (more...)

Bill Paxton Stars in THE COLONY, Coming to Blu-ray/DVD Today
by Movies News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, has officially announced the release of THE COLONY on DVD, Blu-rayTM and Digital Download today, Oct. 15, 2013 (more...)

Savage and Unrelenting Thriller THE COLONY Released On DVD & Blu-Ray Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

Image Entertainment has officially announced the release of THE COLONY on DVD, Blu-rayTM and Digital Download on Oct. 15, 2013 from Director Jeff Renfroe. Laurence Fishburne, Bill Paxton and Kevin Zegers headline an all-star cast in this savage and unrelenting thriller about mankind's greatest enemy: himself. Written by Patrick Tarr, Pascal Trottier and Svet Rouskov, THE COLONY will be available on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 and Blu-rayTM for $29.97. (more...)

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