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Jennifer Kranz, Adrienne Visnic and More to Celebrate a 'Thanks for Giving' November at Sterling's Upstairs at the FederalJennifer Kranz, Adrienne Visnic and More to Celebrate a 'Thanks for Giving' November at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Jennifer Kranz, winner of LA's Next Great Stage Star 2014; and Stage Star top finalist Adrienne Visnic make their respective headlining debuts at Sterling's Upstairs November 16th and 23rd. (more...)

O.A.R.S.' New Film Chosen as Banff 2014 Festival FinalistO.A.R.S.' New Film Chosen as Banff 2014 Festival Finalist
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Veteran river outfitter and ecotourism operator O.A.R.S. announces the release of a new short film, River of Eden, by award-winning filmmaker and National Geographic Freshwater Hero Pete McBride. Selected as a finalist for the 2014 Banff Mountain Film Festival in November, the five-minute movie tells the unique conservation story behind one of the only protected rivers in the South Pacific—Fiji's Upper Navua. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Viewing ART At Vagabonds Theatre: Plenty of Whine, Delicious CheeseBWW Reviews: Viewing ART At Vagabonds Theatre: Plenty of Whine, Delicious Cheese
by Cybele Pomeroy - Sep 18, 2014

Vagabond Players' production of ART in historic Fells Point is surprisingly funny despite dense dialogue and sparse set- or perhaps because of them. (more...)

Advocates Fight Two Proposed Grand Canyon DevelopmentsAdvocates Fight Two Proposed Grand Canyon Developments
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Championing the rights of rivers is nothing new to George Wendt, founder and owner of what may be the world's best-known river rafting company, O.A.R.S. Over its 45-year history the company has contributed more than $3 million toward the preservation of the environment and to conservation initiatives worldwide. (more...)

Bravo to Premiere New Season of TOP CHEF in Boston, 10/15Bravo to Premiere New Season of TOP CHEF in Boston, 10/15
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Bravo Media's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series “Top Chef” will premiere its 12th season in Boston on Wednesday, October 15th at 10PM ET/PT. (more...)

George Wendt and Chef Pat Sheerin Come to Trenchermen Bar for THE DINNER PARTY TO GO Podcast, 9/23George Wendt and Chef Pat Sheerin Come to Trenchermen Bar for THE DINNER PARTY TO GO Podcast, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

On the inaugural podcast of 'The Dinner Party To Go', famed actor George Wendt and host Elysabeth Alfano belly up to the bar at Trenchermen and join Executive Chef Pat Sheerin. Over Burrata, Octopus Posole, Pickle Tots, Ribs and beer, they talk about Chef discovering food by working at Taste of Chicago as a kid, gardening and pickling, Chicago Hot Dogs, favorite junk foods, George flunking out of Notre Dame and his early years at Second City. (more...)

ABC Family to Celebrate Christmas in June with 'Half-Mas Merry-Thon'ABC Family to Celebrate Christmas in June with 'Half-Mas Merry-Thon'
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Today ABC Family marks the halfway point to Christmas by adding a mix of original and acquired ABC Family holiday movies to its WATCH ABC Family App. (more...)

The Second City Adds New Names To All-Star Comedy Benefit, 7/17The Second City Adds New Names To All-Star Comedy Benefit, 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The Second City is excited to announce more alumni and friends to The Second City All-Star Comedy Benefit line-up including Scott Adsit, Neil Flynn, Mike Hagerty, T.J. Jagodowski, David Koechner, Susan Messing, Katie Rich and Allison Tolman. They will be joining Aidy Bryant, Jack McBrayer, Tim Meadows, George Wendt, Fred Willard and Steven Yeun. The Second City All-Star Comedy Benefit is a special one night fundraising event benefiting Gilda's Club Chicago and The Second City Alumni Fund on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at The Second City Mainstage Theater (1616 N. Wells St). Performances will be at 7:00p and 10:00p. Tickets are on sale now at www.SecondCity.com. (more...)

Sterling's Upstairs to Celebrate 8th Anniversary this MonthSterling's Upstairs to Celebrate 8th Anniversary this Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2014

Sterling's Upstairs - housed at popular LA hot spot The Federal in North Hollywood's NoHo Arts District - has not only been described by the Los Angeles Times as "LA's cabaret destination;" but was just cited by LA Weekly as one of Los Angeles's top five supper clubs, With an arsenal of similar accolades from LA based media, Sterling's Upstairs celebrates its eight-year anniversary this month with Broadway performers Maura Hanlon Smith (June 9), Sandy Bainum (June 22) and Bernard Dotson (June 29-June 30). Kritzerland Records' Nobody Does it Better... The songs of Dorothy Fields kicked off the month-long celebration on June 1st featuring Tara Browne, Cynthia Ferrer, Zachary Ford, Kim Huber, Jenna Lea Rosen, Sami Staitman, Sarah Staitman, Robert Yacko and Special Guest... Broadway's Kerry O'Malley. (more...)

TNT & TBS Unveil 2014-2015 Development SlatesTNT & TBS Unveil 2014-2015 Development Slates
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2014

At its upfront presentation, TNT and TBS revealed details of their upcoming development slates. Check out series descriptions below! (more...)

Rachel Dratch, Jack McBrayer, Danny Pudi & More Set for The Second City's All-Star Comedy Benefit, 7/17Rachel Dratch, Jack McBrayer, Danny Pudi & More Set for The Second City's All-Star Comedy Benefit, 7/17
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

The Second City is excited to host alumni and friends including Aidy Bryant, Rachel Dratch, Jack McBrayer, Danny Pudi, George Wendt, Fred Willard, Steven Yeun and more at The Second City All-Star Comedy Benefit, a special one night fundraising event benefiting Gilda's Club Chicago and The Second City Alumni Fund on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at The Second City Mainstage Theater (1616 N. Wells St). Performances will be at 7:00p and 10:00p. Tickets go on sale at www.SecondCity.com on Tuesday, May 27 at 10:00am. (more...)

TBS Orders New Comedy with George Wendt from WILL & GRACE CreatorsTBS Orders New Comedy with George Wendt from WILL & GRACE Creators
by TV News Desk - May 7, 2014

TBS has greenlit the workplace comedy Buzzy's, the latest series from David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, the Emmy(R)-winning creators of Will & Grace. Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical), Mike Castle (Family Trap), Lauren Lapkus (Orange Is the New Black), Ryan Pinkston (Tower Prep), Matt Cook (True Blood) and six-time Emmy(R) nominee George Wendt (Cheers) star in the ensemble comedy, which comes to TBS from KoMut Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Kohan and Mutchnick serve as executive producers on the series and penned the pilot, which was directed by James Widdoes (Two and a Half Men). (more...)

BWW Interviews: WICKED's Wonderful Wizard, Tim KazurinskyBWW Interviews: WICKED's Wonderful Wizard, Tim Kazurinsky
by Analisa Swerczek - Apr 28, 2014

BroadwayWorld in Omaha Columnist, Analisa Peyton, sat down last week with the reigning Wizard of Oz, the charming Tim Kazurinsky, to learn a little bit about the man behind the magic. (more...)

O.A.R.S. Announces Partnership with Klean KanteenO.A.R.S. Announces Partnership with Klean Kanteen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

When an object is beautiful and purposeful, people will use and treasure it. With this philosophy in mind, O.A.R.S. is pleased to announce that it is partnering with Klean Kanteen, the leading provider of solutions to single-use plastic. (more...)

George Wendt, Ashley Tisdale Join Cast of TBS Comedy PilotGeorge Wendt, Ashley Tisdale Join Cast of TBS Comedy Pilot
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

George Wendt and Ashley Tisdale have joined the cast of David Kohan and Max Mutchnick's multi-camera currently untitled barbershop comedy pilot for TBS. (more...)

Broadway's Cory Michael Smith to Play 'The Riddler' on Fox's GOTHAMBroadway's Cory Michael Smith to Play 'The Riddler' on Fox's GOTHAM
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

According to Deadline, the former BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY's star has signed on to play Edward Nygma, aka 'The Riddler' in Fox's upcoming Batman prequel drama, also starring Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue. (more...)

6th Annual AN EVENING WITH THE STARS Fundraiser Raises Over $80,000 for Autism Speaks6th Annual AN EVENING WITH THE STARS Fundraiser Raises Over $80,000 for Autism Speaks
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

On Sunday, March 2, the Chicagoland Chapter of Autism Speaks has announced its 6th annual Oscar-themed fundraising event, An Evening with the Stars Red Carpet Spectacular, taking place at the InterContinental O'Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL. (more...)

VIDEO: Ted Danson Talks Taking Mushrooms with Woody Harrelson on Tonight's CONANVIDEO: Ted Danson Talks Taking Mushrooms with Woody Harrelson on Tonight's CONAN
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

In a clip from tonight's CONAN on TBS, guest Ted Danson talks about how he and Woody Harrelson played hooky from CHEERS and went on a psychedelic cruise with George Wendt and John Ratzenberger. Watch below! (more...)

Broadway's Cory Michael Smith to Star Opposite Cate Blanchett & Rooney Mara in CAROLBroadway's Cory Michael Smith to Star Opposite Cate Blanchett & Rooney Mara in CAROL
by Movies News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Smith will take on the role of 'Tommy, a seemingly charming traveling salesman who meets Blanchett and Mara's characters on the road.' (more...)

Chicagoland Chapter of Autism Speaks to Host AN EVENING WITH THE STARS Fundraiser, 3/2Chicagoland Chapter of Autism Speaks to Host AN EVENING WITH THE STARS Fundraiser, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

On Sunday, March 2, the Chicagoland Chapter of Autism Speaks is proud to announce its 6th annual Oscar-themed fundraising event, An Evening with the Stars Red Carpet Spectacular, taking place at the InterContinental O'Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL. (more...)

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