George Takei News

George Takei to Host Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 'Sci-Fi Spectacular' PNC Pops Concert, 11/14-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Oh myyyyyyyyy....the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announced today that George Takei, who first came to fame as Mr. Sulu on the original 'Star Trek' television show, will host the PNC Pops concert 'Sci-Fi Spectacular' on Nov. 14-16 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

George Takei, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II & More Set for REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, 7/18
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER continues its 12th season FRIDAY, JULY 18 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at11:00 p.m., exclusively on HBO. Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists, and interviews with guests. Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president, North Carolina NAACP, is the top-of-show interview guest. Actor George Takei is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are former Cal. Rep. Jane Harman, statistician Nate Silverand editor Jamie Weinstein. (more...)

The Trek of Queen Mary 2 to Begin with George Takei Documentary
by Movies News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Before Queen Mary 2 sails her 28 July Transatlantic Crossing, select Cunard Line guests will take an enlightening journey through the life of actor, activist and social media superstar George Takei. (more...)

Celebrate 20 Years of PRISCILLA on the Big Screen at Tonight's Feast Film Festival Opening Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Fasten your sequins - the Feast Film Fest is here! The Gala 20th anniversary screening of Aussie classic "Priscilla" will open the first ever Feast queer film festival TONIGHT, June 27, in Adelaide (Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett St, Adelaide). (more...)

Singer Rachael Sage Confirms Summer Festival Appearances in US & UK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachael Sage kicks off Summer 2014 with a new EP and appearances at a number of festivals, both stateside and overseas. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at George Takei as Grand Marshal in Columbus Pride Parade
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

George Takei arrived in Columbus, Ohio on Friday night to be Grand Marshall at today's 33rd annual Columbus Pride parade. Check out some photos below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: George Takei Talks Columbus Pride Parade on 10TV
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2014

George Takei arrived in Columbus, Ohio on Friday night to be Grand Marshall at Saturday's 33rd annual Columbus Pride parade. Check out the video below by 10TV as Kristyn Hartman interviews Mr. Takei! (more...)

Howard Stern and SiriusXM Release Trailer for the Complete and Uncensored Video of 'Howard Stern's Birthday Bash'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

NEW YORK, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ To celebrate the upcoming premiere of the complete and uncensored video of 'Howard Stern's Birthday Bash,' Howard Stern and SiriusXM have released a two-minute trailer giving fans a look inside an unforgettable radio broadcast featuring many of the world's top celebrities, celebrated entertainers, and performances by comedians and musicians. (more...)

Howard Stern and SiriusXM to Release the Complete and Uncensored Video of 'Howard Stern's Birthday Bash'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

NEW YORK, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Howard Stern andSiriusXM today announced the worldwide premiere of the complete and uncensored video of 'Howard Stern's Birthday Bash' available for free to everyone in the world. Howard Stern made the announcement on his show; for audio of the announcement, visit https://soundcloud.com/howardstern/birthdaybashvideo. (more...)

Adelaide's Newest Film Festival a FEAST for the Eyes, 6/27-7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Adelaide is set to shake off some of its winter chill with the launch of the city's newest and most fabulous film festival, the Feast Film Festival, heating up the Mercury Cinema over two weekends from June 27 to July 6. (more...)

Single Tickets for 2014 Blossom Music Festival On Sale 5/27
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Single tickets for The Cleveland Orchestra's 2014 Blossom Music Festival go on sale Tuesday, May 27, online at clevelandorchestra.com, by telephone, and in person at the Severance Hall Ticket Office. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Hosts 80th Annual Drama League Awards Today
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 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 today, 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...)

AARP Doubles Production Order of Takei's Take Original Web Series for Season 2
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ AARP will launch season two of its award winning original web series, Takei's Take, on June 5, 2014 on YouTube, where it has already amassed a following of over 100,000 subscribers. Hosted by the ever-popular social media phenomenon, George Takei, the second season of Takei's Take steps outside of the studio with Takei traveling the world and meeting leading innovators, discovering new technologies and exploring their impact on people's lives. AARP has also increased the show's frequency and will produce weekly episodes, doubling its frequency. (more...)

Photo Flash: George Takei, Sara Gilbert, and Billy Porter Visit MOTHERS AND SONS
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

A slew of stars recently made their way to the Golden Theatre to check out the Tony-nominated Mothers and Sons, starring Tyne Daly, Frederick Weller, Bobby Steggert and Grayson Taylor. Last night, George Takei, Sara Gilbert, and Billy Porter stopped by, and you can check out photos from backstage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: George Takei Visits Public Theater's HERE LIES LOVE
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

George Takei attended The Public Theater's production of David Byrne, Fatboy Slim and Alex Timbers' smash hit musical, Here Lies Love, and stopped backstage afterwards to chat with the cast. Check out photos from his visit below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet of the GLAAD Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2014


Photo Coverage: Inside the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 04, 2014

GLAAD Media Award recipients were announced in 16 of this year's 29 media categories at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, presented nationally by Ketel One Vodka, Wells Fargo, and Hilton Worldwide, and locally by Delta Air Lines and Bud Light, at the Waldorf Astoria New York on Saturday night. (more...)

Kylie Minogue Performs, George Takei Honored at GLAAD NYC Media Awards Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 03, 2014

GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, today announced that global superstar Kylie Minogue will perform at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York tonight, May 3 at the iconic Waldorf Astoria New York. GLAAD also announced TV icon and LGBT advocate George Takei will receive the Vito Russo Award at the event. (more...)

Yappn and VOX Create Global Partnership for Brands, Talent and Social Influencers
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Yappn Corp. ('Yappn' or 'Company') (OTCQB:YPPN), the real-time language technology that allows members of the global community to communicate online, conduct e-commerce and facilitate customer services across nearly 70 languages, is pleased to announce a significant global partnership agreement with Los Angeles based, VOX, Inc. ('VOX'), a talent agency specializing in celebrity endorsements, voice-overs, animation, gaming and emerging technologies. Most recently, VOX has formed strategic relationships with social media companies who are building innovative platforms, influencer networks and multi-channel networks on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. (more...)

Kylie Minogue to Perform, George Takei to be Honored at GLAAD NYC Media Awards
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, today announced that global superstar Kylie Minogue will perform at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York (more...)

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