George Takei News

Mayo Center Stages BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Celebrate some of the most memorable musical moments from Broadway, featuring stars of some of Broadway's biggest hit musicals, when Mayo Performing Arts Center presents Broadway Showstoppers! tonight, April 12, 2014 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29-49. (more...)

Scoop: THE NEIGHBORS on ABC - Tonight, April 11, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 11, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE NEIGHBORS, airing on ABC today, April 11, 2014! (more...)

Jerry Seinfeld Among Winners of 6th Annual SHORTY AWARDS; Full List Announced
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 08, 2014

The 6th Annual Shorty Awards, handed out in New York last night, honor the best of social media, recognizing the people and organizations producing real-time short form content (more...)

Scoop: THE NEIGHBORS on ABC - Tonight, April 4, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 04, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE NEIGHBORS, airing on ABC tonight, April 4, 2014! (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Host 80th Annual Drama League Awards, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

The Drama League has announced that the Emmy-nominated star of Modern Family and Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson will host the upcoming 80th Annual Drama League Awards. Considered one of the high points of the theater season, the Annual Awards Luncheon includes a nominees cocktail reception, luncheon ceremony, and awards presentation and that will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in the Broadway Ballroom (1535 Broadway) beginning at 11:30 a.m. Financier Patisserie, GenSpring Family Offices, and National Life Group are the 2014 Event Sponsors of the 80th Annual Drama League Awards. (more...)

Scoop: THE NEIGHBORS on ABC - Tonight, March 28, 2014
by TV Scoop - Mar 28, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE NEIGHBORS, airing on ABC tonight, March 28, 2014! (more...)

Meet the Cast of West End's MISS SAIGON; Returns May 3, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Miss Saigon, currently booking for performances through to Saturday 25th October 2014, will make its highly anticipated return to the West End on Saturday 3 May 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in the musical's 25th anniversary year. Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's epic musical has played in 300 cities in 15 different languages, winning awards around the world since the sensational record-breaking run at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane 25 years ago. This epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI Chris--but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. Meet the full company below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Telly Leung Sings WICKED & More at LA's Rockwell
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2014

Los Angeles's exciting live, music performance space Rockwell: Table & Stage just welcomed Broadway & TV's Telly Leung (Broadway's GODSPELL, GLEE, RENT, WICKED) performing an electrifying evening of songs and personal anecdotes. Special guest performers at the one-night only show included Broadway & Television's Kate Reinders (ABC's WORK IT, Lifetime's SHERRI, WICKED). Below, check out clips of 'For Good', as performed with Reinders, and 'Say Something/Unconditionally', as performed with Curt Mega and Dominic Barnes. (more...)

Scoop: THE NEIGHBORS on ABC - Friday, April 11, 2014
by - Mar 24, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE NEIGHBORS, airing on ABC on Friday, April 11, 2014! (more...)

Top Reads: DIVERGENT Series Dominates Amazon Best Sellers, Week Ending 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2014

Since there's no end-all-be-all 'best seller' list, BWW Books has rounded up both The New York Times' top sellers as well as Amazon's - providing you with your one-stop look at this week's top reads! (more...)

Scoop: THE NEIGHBORS on ABC - Friday, April 4, 2014
by - Mar 17, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE NEIGHBORS, airing on ABC on Friday, April 4, 2014! (more...)

Mayo Center to Stage BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS, 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Celebrate some of the most memorable musical moments from Broadway, featuring stars of some of Broadway's biggest hit musicals, when Mayo Performing Arts Center presents Broadway Showstoppers! on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29-49. (more...)

Scoop: THE NEIGHBORS on ABC - Friday, March 28, 2014
by - Mar 10, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE NEIGHBORS, airing on ABC on Friday, March 28, 2014! (more...)

Starz Digital Media Buys Rights to George Takei Documentary TO BE TAKEI, Headed for SXSW
by Movies News Desk - Mar 08, 2014

Heading into the annual SXSW festival, Starz Digital Media has snagged the rights to the film, To Be Takei. The documentary about pop-culture icon George Takei premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival and was directed by Jennifer M. Kroot (It Came from Kuchar). The company has acquired all rights for U.S. and Canada. The company will distribute with a theatrical release planned for 2014. The announcement was made today by Kevin Kasha, Head of Acquisitions for Starz. (more...)

Oh Myyy! George Takei Treks to SXSW ; Confirms Season 2 of AARP's YouTube Show Takei's Take Planned for 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Social media icon and social justice champion George Takei is boldly going where he has never gone before SXSW Interactive on Tuesday, March 11. Takei will be sharing his take on the social and digital universe at what is known as the ultimate social and digital media conference. Perhaps best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek, Takei has firmly established himself as a leader in the social media world, recognized for his wit and savvy digital curation. He has amassed a devoted following across social media platforms with 6.1 million Facebook likes and more than one million Twitter followers. (more...)

Telly Leung to Perform Live at Rockwell Table & Stage, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

Los Angeles's most exciting live, music performance space Rockwell: Table & Stage will add to its' stellar lineup Telly Leung: Live at Rockwell on March 23, 2014. (more...)

Broadway-Bound ALLEGIANCE Introduces Priority Access Pass Program
by Hilary Kelly - Feb 24, 2014

The Broadway-aimed musical Allegiance, currently starring George Takei, Lea Salonga, and Telly Leung, has created a Priority Access Pass to give more theatregoers a chance to see the production. The show premiered at San Diego's The Old Globe in September 2012 and quickly sold out, leaving many fans without a chance to see the show at all. A fan who purchases a Priority Access Pass for $5.00 is guaranteed a reserved and numbered spot on a list of theatregoers who get first shot at purchasing tickets when they go on sale - ahead of the general public. (more...)

Lea Salonga to Perform with Il Divo at the Fox Theatre, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Lea Salonga, the award winning singer and actress best known for her Tony Award winning role in Miss Saigon, will join Il Divo on their spring tour across the U.S. and Canada entitled IL DIVO - A MUSICAL AFFAIR: THE GREATEST SONGS OF BROADWAY LIVE. The Live Nation-promoted trek, which performs at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m., supports the group's newest compilation of Broadway songs, A Musical Affair. Il Divo previewed this new show on Broadway with a successful limited engagement at the Marquis Theater in November. (more...)

Telly Leung Brings 'THE UPS & DOWNS OF LOVE' to San Diego Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Broadway and Television's Telly Leung (Godspell, Rent, Wicked, Glee) returns to San Diego for a special Valentine's Day Eve show tonight, February 13 at 8 pm at Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage entitled, 'Telly Leung: The Ups & Downs of Love.' (more...)

YMCA Strong Kids Campaign Continues Success with Kelli Gautreau
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

YMCA's across Canada are reaping the benefits of their 2013 'Strong Kids' campaign. According to the YMCA website, over 58,000 donors donated $11.4 million across the country. One of the key contributors to this campaign is critically acclaimed dancer/choreographer Kelli Gautreau, who collaborated with the YMCA to create an original music video, in which sponsors donated money for ever view. The music video ran for a 90-day limited engagement on YouTube reaching over 20 countries and 1,116,604 million views. The children cast for the project were hired to dance in the video as well as sing. A new recording of the song,'Strong Kids,' is set to hit iTunes early spring of 2014. (more...)

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