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Marvel Comics & Wizard World Reveal 'Death of Wolverine #1' Cover by John Tyler Christopher for Richmond Comic Con
by BWW News Desk - Aug 09, 2014

Marvel Comics and Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today revealed the latest edition of its 2014 series of exclusive variant covers of the best Marvel titles with the unveiling of Death of Wolverine #1, drawn by noted artist John Tyler Christopher. VIP attendees at the inaugural Wizard World Richmond Comic Con, September 12-14 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, will receive a free copy of the limited-edition book at registration. Christopher, who also drew the Amazing Spider-Man #1 variant cover for Atlanta Comic Con in May, is scheduled to be on site at the event to sign copies of Death of Wolverine #1 (autograph fees may apply). Leading professional comic grader CGC will also be on hand to accept books for grading and Signature Series. The exclusive version of Death of Wolverine #1 will be limited to 3,000 copies and provided free at registration to all Wizard World Richmond Comic Con VIP attendees, including any celebrity VIP packages. Carpenter's work follows the first nine entries in the Wizard World variant cover series: Miracleman #1 and Miracleman #2, both drawn by Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams for Portland Comic Con (Jan. 24-26) and New Orleans Comic Con (Feb. 7-9), respectively; Wolverine #1, illustrated by noted cover artist Greg Horn, for Sacramento Comic Con (March 7-9); Daredevil #1 by Michael Golden for Louisville Comic Con (March 28-30); Wolverine & The X-Men #1 by David Mack for St. Louis Comic Con (April 4-6); Hulk #1 by Mike Grell for Minneapolis Comic Con (May 2-4); Christopher's Amazing Spider-Man #1 for Atlanta Comic Con (May 30 - June 1), Amazing Spider-Man #1.2 by J.G. Jones for Philadelphia Comic Con (June 19-22) and 100th Anniversary X-Men Special #1 by Jorge Molina for San Antonio Comic Con (Aug. 1-3). Alvaro Martinez has completed a cover of Guardians of the Galaxy #17 for Chicago Comic Con (Aug. 21-24). 'John Tyler Christopher has proven time and time again why he's one of the best cover artists working today,' says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. 'He knows how to make a cover that really jumps out at you and we couldn't be happier with the design he's turned in for this exclusive cover for Richmond Comic Con.' Christopher is an illustrator from Seattle, Wash., currently based out of Atlanta. A member of Studio Revolver, his work has appeared on the covers of Witchblade, as a designer for Star Wars Miniatures, and in the pages of Dungeon & Dragons, a variety of White Wolf publications & Mutants and Masterminds. 'Wolverine' is one of the classic Marvel characters, always well represented at Wizard World shows, and John Tyler Christopher has done another excellent job in the latest version of this popular series,' says John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. The beginning of the end is now here...The Death Of Wolverine! Three Months To Die, the loss of Wolverine's healing factor - all led to this, the single most important X-Men event of the decade. Logan has spent over a century being the best there is at what he does...but even the best fade away eventually. Over the years, Logan has been a warrior, a hero, a renegade, a samurai, a teacher-and so much more. But now, the greatest X-Men hero will play a role he's never played before in this special weekly event brought to you by industry superstars Charles Soule and Steve McNiven. Steven Yeun, Sarah Wayne Callies, Michael Rooker and Jon Bernthal of 'The Walking Dead,' Adam West and Burt Ward of 'Batman', Manu Bennett (The Hobbit, 'Arrow'), Dave Bautista (a.k.a. WWE Superstar Batista, also starring in the summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy), WWE Hall of Famer Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat and James Marsters ('Buffy The Vampire Slayer,' 'Torchwood') are among the celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Richmond Comic Con. It is the 11th of 16 events scheduled in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions. In addition to Christopher, superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams ('Batman,' 'X-Men'), Ethan Van Sciver ('Green Lantern,' 'Flash'), Kevin Eastman (Co-Creator, 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'), Joe Caramanga ('Iron Man & The Armor Wars,' 'Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man'), Kevin Maguire ('Justice League,' 'Batman Confidential'), Golden ('Hulk,' 'Star Wars'), Arthur Suydam ('Marvel Zombies,' 'Army of Darkness') and Horn ('Guardians of the Galaxy,' 'The Avengers'). For more on the 2014 Wizard Richmond Comic Con, go to http://www.wizd.me/RichmondPR. About Wizard World: Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, cosplay, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests. About Marvel Entertainment, LLC Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit marvel.com. The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com. (more...)

Caissie Levy, Melissa Leo and More Set for Planet Connections Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

The 2014 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Gala 'One Acts for a Cause' is set to take place tonight, June 22 at 7:30pm at the East 13th Street Theater (136 East 13th Street). (more...)

Tom Lister to Join Jodie Prenger in CALAMITY JANE National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The Watermill Theatre Newbury, Jamie Wilson, Paul Elliott and Duncan C Weldon are delighted to announce full casting and further touring dates for the forthcoming new production of the musical 'CALAMITY JANE', opening at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury on Thursday 17 July 2014 where it will play until Saturday 6 September 2014 prior to embarking on a national tour that opens at the Plymouth Theatre Royal on Thursday 16 September. Tour schedule attached. More dates to be announced. (more...)

Caissie Levy, Melissa Leo & More Set for Planet Connections Gala, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Casting has been announced for the 2014 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Gala 'One Acts for a Cause' set to take place on Sunday, June 22 at 7:30pm at the East 13th Street Theater (136 East 13th Street).The evening, which will benefit the non-profit NYC food services agency City Harvest, will feature Academy Award-winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter)?, three-time Tony Award nominee Mary Beth Hurt (Crimes of the Heart, films The World According to Garp & The Age of Innocence), Caissie Levy (currently starring as Fantine in LES MISERABLES), Phoebe Strole (Spring Awakening, Glee), Jonathan Walker (Rocky, The Assembled Parties), Eric Lenox Abrams (All The Way), Kellie Overbey (The Coast of Utopia) Tina Benko (Irena's Vow, Top Girls) & Andrew Garman (Salome with Al Pacino), Obie Award-winners Russell G. Jones (Ruined) & ?Eisa Davis (Sustained Excellence, Passing Strange), and Courtney Thomas (Eve Ensler's Emotional Creature), Jon Norman Schneider (The Architecture of Being) and Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Ruined, Chappelle's Show). (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet of the 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards- Part Two
by Jennifer Broski - May 05, 2014

The 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out last night at NYU Skirball Center, hosted by acclaimed husband and wife actors and comedians, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. This year's event once again benefited The Actors Fund. (more...)

2014 Lortel Award Winners - HERE LIES LOVE Wins Big, THE OPEN HOUSE Wins Best Play, and FUN HOME Wins Best Musical!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 04, 2014

The 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway will be handed out tonight at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00pm EST, and hosted by acclaimed husband and wife actors and comedians, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. This year's event will once again benefit The Actors Fund. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you live updates of the winners! Check back throughout the night to see if your favorites won! (more...)

2014 Lortel Awards Presented Tonight - HERE LIES LOVE and NATASHA, PIERRE... Lead Noms
by BWW Special Coverage - May 04, 2014

The 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway will be handed out on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00pm EST, and hosted by acclaimed husband and wife actors and comedians, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. This year's event will once again benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

HERE LIES LOVE and NATASHA, PIERRE... Lead 2014 Lortel Awards Nominations for Off-Broadway; Full List!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 01, 2014

The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 18 categories and one special award for the 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00pm EST, and hosted by acclaimed husband and wife actors and comedians, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. This year's event will once again benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

Brandon and Jason Dirden Join TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, Original Cast of RUINED and More Set for Labyrinth's PULITZER FEST; Full Lineup!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Labyrinth Theater Company, the award-winning, downtown ensemble, announced today the final additions to the lineup for Pulitzer Fest, a festival of play readings celebrating Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, featuring Labyrinth Theater Company Members and Guest Artists. Five plays will be presented over the course of one week, followed by additional free play readings on the weekend, including Harvey, How I Learned to Drive, They Knew What They Wanted, and more. Full schedule is below. (more...)

Ellen Burstyn in DRIVING MISS DAISY, OUR TOWN with Daphne Rubin-Vega and Scott Hudson & More Set for Labyrinth's PULITZER FEST, 4/7-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Labyrinth Theater Company, the award-winning, downtown ensemble, announced today the initial lineup for Pulitzer Fest, a festival of play readings celebrating Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, featuring Labyrinth Theater Company Members and Guest Artists. Five plays will be presented over the course of one week, followed by additional free play readings on the weekend. The weekend schedule will be announced later this month. A post-show discussion with the playwright and a guest moderator will follow select readings for weekday performances. The plays will be presented at Labyrinth's home in New York City's West Village, the Bank Street Theater (155 Bank Street). (more...)

Tickets to The Public's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, THE LIBRARY with Chloe Grace Moretz & More Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

The Public Theater announced today that single tickets are now on sale for the 2014 spring season, beginning on February 18 with ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, the exciting international collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company and GableStage in Miami. Edited and directed by MacArthur Fellow Tarell Alvin McCraney, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA will run through Sunday, March 23, with an official press opening on Wednesday, March 5 in the Anspacher Theater. (more...)

'Christmas in Amityville' is Announced Exclusively on Kindle
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

'Christmas in Amityville,' a new story about the haunting, contains original, previously unpublished material. It is being published as an e-book only in an exclusive arrangement with Amazon.com, and will be offered free of charge in a special promotion, December 17-20. Its release is the first in an ongoing salvo of new products and materials heralding the return of 'The Amityville Horror' and the launch of AmityvilleNow.com, a new curated web site on 'horror, suspense, and the supernatural - real and imagined,' premiering Monday, December 16. More about the novella and a sample of its first chapter is available here. (more...)

Winter Miller, Marya Hornbacher & More Set for RAPE AID: FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS RAPE, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

Fed up with a culture that spends more energy warning girls how to avoid rape instead of teaching boys rape is always wrong, playwright Winter Miller created Rape Aid, an experiment in activism, theater and charity with an all-inclusive post-show dance party. For Rape Aid, a half dozen artists were commissioned to make short pieces (plays, monologues, songs, films) for an evening to incite dialogue on the subject of rape. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: 'THE POWER OF DUFF' CASTS ITS SPELL OVER BOSTON
by Jan Nargi - Nov 08, 2013

In Stephen Belber's new play 'The Power of Duff' a lonely newsman seeks redemption by inadvertently turning his anchor desk into a pulpit, working miracles for strangers while still failing to communicate at home. (more...)

Greensky Bluegrass, Brett Dennen, Something Big and More Set for Fox Theatre, Now thru April 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

See what's coming up at the Fox Theatre as of October 21st. All shows are ON SALE NOW unless otherwise noted. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Amy Pietz, David Wilson Barnes, Jennifer Westfeldt and More in THE POWER OF DUFF
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

David Wilson Barnes (Becky Shaw at Second Stage Theatre and London's Almeida Theatre) plays Charlie Duff, a burnt-out local newscaster who transforms first his community and then himself when he begins praying on-air in the Huntington Theatre Company's new production of Stephen Belber's moving new drama The Power of Duff. Amy Pietz ('The Office,' 'Caroline in the City') plays Duff's ex-wife Lisa, and Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein, Friends with Kids) plays Sue, Charlie's co-anchor, in the production helmed by Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois. The Power of Duff is produced in association with New York Stage and Film and Vassar's Powerhouse Theater. Check out a first look below! (more...)

THE POWER OF DUFF, Starring David Wilson Barnes and Jennifer Westfeldt, Begins Tonight at Huntington Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

David Wilson Barnes (Becky Shaw at Second Stage Theatre and London's Almeida Theatre) plays Charlie Duff, a burnt-out local newscaster who transforms first his community and then himself when he begins praying on-air in the Huntington Theatre Company's new production of Stephen Belber's moving new drama The Power of Duff. Amy Pietz ('The Office,' 'Caroline in the City') plays Duff's ex-wife Lisa, and Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein, Friends with Kids) plays Sue, Charlie's co-anchor, in the production helmed by Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois. Performances begin tonight, October 11 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The Power of Duff is produced in association with New York Stage and Film and Vassar's Powerhouse Theater. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek and Behind-the-Scenes of THE POWER OF DUFF at Huntington Theatre
by Stage Tube - Oct 10, 2013

David Wilson Barnes (Becky Shaw at Second Stage Theatre and London's Almeida Theatre) plays Charlie Duff, a burnt-out local newscaster who transforms first his community and then himself when he begins praying on-air in the Huntington Theatre Company's new production of Stephen Belber's moving new drama The Power of Duff. Amy Pietz ('The Office,' 'Caroline in the City') plays Duff's ex-wife Lisa, and Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein, Friends with Kids) plays Sue, Charlie's co-anchor, in the production helmed by Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois. Performances begin on October 11 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The Power of Duff is produced in association with New York Stage and Film and Vassar's Powerhouse Theater. Check out the videos below! (more...)

Radical Something, Dark Star Orchestra adn More Set for the Fox Theatre, Now thru Dec 2013
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

The Fox Theatre has announced its upcoming shows as of September 30th. All shows are ON SALE NOW unless otherwise noted. Scroll down for details! (more...)

THE POWER OF DUFF, Starring David Wilson Barnes and Jennifer Westfeldt, to Begin 10/11 at Huntington Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

David Wilson Barnes (Becky Shaw at Second Stage Theatre and London's Almeida Theatre) plays Charlie Duff, a burnt-out local newscaster who transforms first his community and then himself when he begins praying on-air in the Huntington Theatre Company's new production of Stephen Belber's moving new drama The Power of Duff. Amy Pietz ('The Office,' 'Caroline in the City') plays Duff's ex-wife Lisa, and Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein, Friends with Kids) plays Sue, Charlie's co-anchor, in the production helmed by Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois. Performances begin on October 11 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The Power of Duff is produced in association with New York Stage and Film and Vassar's Powerhouse Theater. (more...)

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