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J.J. Abrams Empowers Female Filmmakers at 5th Annual Archer Film FestivalJ.J. Abrams Empowers Female Filmmakers at 5th Annual Archer Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Archer School for Girls hosted its fifth annual Archer Film Festival empowering female filmmakers, featuring director and producer J.J. Abrams as the keynote speaker (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ariana Grande, Mark Rylance Among TIME's '100 Most Influential People in the World'Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ariana Grande, Mark Rylance Among TIME's '100 Most Influential People in the World'
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Today, TIME revealed the 2016 TIME 100, its annual list of THE 100 most influential people in the world. Not surprisingly, Lin-Manuel Miranda made this year's list. (more...)

American Conservatory Theater Names New Associate Artistic DirectorAmerican Conservatory Theater Names New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff is thrilled to announce the appointment of Andy Donald as the company's new Associate Artistic Director. Andy will take on producing and presenting duties within the artistic department, as well as taking the lead in the commissioning and development of new work. Andy will begin his role as Associate Artistic Director on July 5, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: From Bill Gates to King George III- HAMILTON's Rory O'Malley Reflects on His Royally Wacky SpringBWW Interview: From Bill Gates to King George III- HAMILTON's Rory O'Malley Reflects on His Royally Wacky Spring
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 19, 2016

Just weeks ago he was preparing to make his Broadway return in NERDS. Now he is starring in the most popular show on Broadway. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Tony Award-nominee Rory O'Malley recently began his reign as King George in the Broadway musical Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St). Mr. O'Malley steps into the role that was previously played by Jonathan Groff, Brian d'Arcy James and Andrew Rannells. How did he end up here? O'Malley explains in the full interview below! (more...)

VIDEO: Oscar Isaac & BB-8 Announces STAR WARS: Force for Change PrizesVIDEO: Oscar Isaac & BB-8 Announces STAR WARS: Force for Change Prizes
by Movies News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Today, Oscar Isaac, alongside BB-8, announced details for this week's campaign sponsored by CrowdRise in support of Star Wars: Force for Change. (more...)

Daisy Ridley & J.J. Abrams Reuniting for Fantasy Thriller KOLMADaisy Ridley & J.J. Abrams Reuniting for Fantasy Thriller KOLMA
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Abrams will produce the pic, with Ridley in talks to star. THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL's Marielle Heller is set to helm. (more...)

Showtime Debuts Poster Art for New Comedy ROADIESShowtime Debuts Poster Art for New Comedy ROADIES
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

SHOWTIME has debuted the poster art for its highly-anticipated new music series ROADIES, from creator, writer, director and executive producer Cameron Crowe. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: Steve Aoki & Felix Jaehn ft Adam Lambert 'Can't Go Home'FIRST LISTEN: Steve Aoki & Felix Jaehn ft Adam Lambert 'Can't Go Home'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

Over a month ago, the internet sparked when world-renowned producer STEVE AOKI shared pictures and video of him in the studio with pop sensation Adam Lambert. Today (March 25) fans can now experience 'Can't Go Home.' (more...)

Idina Menzel, Tom Hanks & More Set for 2016 Tribeca Film FestivalIdina Menzel, Tom Hanks & More Set for 2016 Tribeca Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced its lineup of panels and conversations with some of the industry's most critically and commercially successful filmmakers, artists, and executives (more...)

VIDEO: John Goodman Talks Creepy New Film Role on TODAYVIDEO: John Goodman Talks Creepy New Film Role on TODAY
by - Mar 10, 2016

In the latest J.J. Abrams film “10 Cloverfield Lane” John Goodman stars as a man who says he brought a woman to his bunker to save her life after a car accident. (more...)

VIDEO: John Goodman on TODAY: 'I Turned Down My Actual Creepiness' For '10 Cloverfield Lane'VIDEO: John Goodman on TODAY: 'I Turned Down My Actual Creepiness' For '10 Cloverfield Lane'
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

In the latest J.J. Abrams film “10 Cloverfield Lane” John Goodman stars as a man who says he brought a woman to his bunker to save her life after a car accident, but the truth has theater audiences shrieking. TODAY's Savannah Guthrie speaks to Goodman about the “creepy” role. (more...)

VIDEO: On LATE SHOW, J.J. Abrams Discusses his Wife and Lens FlaresVIDEO: On LATE SHOW, J.J. Abrams Discusses his Wife and Lens Flares
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

On LATE SHOW, J.J. Abrams is used to making big budget movies, but he's also had to learn that sometimes more is not more. (more...)

Steve Aoki Documentary I'LL SLEEP WHEN I'M DEAD to Debut at Tribeca Film FestivalSteve Aoki Documentary I'LL SLEEP WHEN I'M DEAD to Debut at Tribeca Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

The documentary I'LL SLEEP WHEN I'M DEAD -- which takes a compelling look into the life and mind of STEVE AOKI, one of dance music's most hardworking, controversial and captivating characters -- is set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City Friday, April 15 at the Beacon Theatre. (more...)


by TV News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

“Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey, ” a feature-length documentary will have its World Premiere during the South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW®), being held in Austin, Texas, March 11-19, 2016. (more...)

The New Group to Honor Ed Harris, Amy Madigan & Ellen Roth at Annual Gala TonightThe New Group to Honor Ed Harris, Amy Madigan & Ellen Roth at Annual Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Off-Broadway's The New Group will honor Ed Harris & Amy Madigan and Ellen Roth at the company's Annual Gala tonight, March 7 at Tribeca Rooftop (2 Desbrosses Street between Hudson & Greenwich). (more...)

Mark Hamill: If Fans Think Luke Skywalker is Gay, Then 'Of Course He Is'Mark Hamill: If Fans Think Luke Skywalker is Gay, Then 'Of Course He Is'
by TV News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Mark Hamill has once again opened up about the long-running speculation as to STAR WARS' Luke Skywalker's sexuality. In a new interview with The Sun, the actor double-downed on his stance on the character's ambiguous love life in the films. (more...)

The New Group to Honor Ed Harris, Amy Madigan & Ellen Roth at Annual GalaThe New Group to Honor Ed Harris, Amy Madigan & Ellen Roth at Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Off-Broadway's The New Group will honor Ed Harris & Amy Madigan and Ellen Roth at the company's Annual Gala on Monday, March 7 at Tribeca Rooftop (2 Desbrosses Street between Hudson & Greenwich). Hosted by Mario Cantone, the event will feature performances by Jerry Dixon and Nat and Alex Wolff, and an appearance by playwright Beth Henley, author of Crimes of the Heart and The Jacksonian. Music Director is Sinai Tabak. The evening, 6:00-10:00pm, includes cocktails, dinner, and silent and live auctions. (more...)

Director JJ Abrams Wants to See Gay Characters in STAR WARS FranchiseDirector JJ Abrams Wants to See Gay Characters in STAR WARS Franchise
by Louisa Brady - Feb 27, 2016

According to EW, director JJ Abrams wants to increase the diversity within the STAR WARS franchise by including gay characters in future films. The most recent Star Wars film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens featured a female protagonist (Daisy Ridley) and two costars of color (Oscar Isaac and John Boyega). However, the director wants to make the franchise even more inclusive in the future. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Already Part of the 'Disney Family'; All We Know About MOANA & MoreLin-Manuel Miranda Already Part of the 'Disney Family'; All We Know About MOANA & More
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 25, 2016

The casting would not be the first time Miranda collaborates with Walt Disney Studios. The Grammy-winning composer penned the original music for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS iconic Cantina scene and composed music for MOANA. (more...)

Showtime Adds Indie Artists Borns and Givers to SXSW Music Line-UpShowtime Adds Indie Artists Borns and Givers to SXSW Music Line-Up
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

SHOWTIME has added indie pop artists BŘRNS and GIVERS to its three-day music line-up featuring 27 bands at the ROADIES House during the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music, Film and Interactive Festival (more...)

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