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Showtime's SXSW Music Lineup to Celebrate Cameron Crowe's New Music Series ROADIESShowtime's SXSW Music Lineup to Celebrate Cameron Crowe's New Music Series ROADIES
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

SHOWTIME is celebrating music's unsung heroes at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Music, Film and Interactive Festival, in honor of Oscar® winner Cameron Crowe's new music series ROADIES, premiering on the network this summer. (more...)

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Crosses $900M Domestic Today; $2B Global TomorrowSTAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Crosses $900M Domestic Today; $2B Global Tomorrow
by Movies News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Today, in its 50th day of release, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is expected to cross the $900 million mark at the domestic box office. It is the only film in history to reach this milestone. (more...)

VIDEO: ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o Talks Broadway Debut: 'It's More Than I Could Have Asked For'VIDEO: ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o Talks Broadway Debut: 'It's More Than I Could Have Asked For'
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o is best known for her breakout role as Patsey in '12 Years a Slave,' and now she's heading to Broadway for the first time ever, with a starring role in ECLIPSED. (more...)

BWW TV: Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o Is Ready to Make Her Broadway Debut in ECLIPSED!BWW TV: Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o Is Ready to Make Her Broadway Debut in ECLIPSED!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 3, 2016

Following a sold-out run at The Public Theater, ECLIPSED will begin previews on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, with opening night set for March 6, 2016 on Broadway at the Golden Theatre (252 W. 45th Street). Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o will reprise her role on Broadway for this strictly limited engagement. She just chatted with BroadwayWorld about preparing for her big Broadway debut and you can check out what she had to say below! (more...)

Disney Announces Dates for STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII & PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALESDisney Announces Dates for STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII & PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

This morning, The Walt Disney Studios announced new release dates for upcoming films from two of its major franchises. (more...)

Disney Debuts New STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS MerchandiseDisney Debuts New STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Merchandise
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Disney today revealed details of new Star Wars: The Force Awakens products kept under wraps to preserve surprises for fans. With the film now breaking box office records and storylines officially revealed, new toys, collectibles and more are rolling out at Disney Store locations and mass retailers nationwide. (more...)

FilmRise Acquires Star Wars Documentary ELSTREE 1976FilmRise Acquires Star Wars Documentary ELSTREE 1976
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

FilmRise announced today that it has acquired from The Works the exclusive North American distribution rights in all media for ELSTREE 1976. (more...)

Our Movie Critic Counts Down his 15 Favorite Movies of 2015Our Movie Critic Counts Down his 15 Favorite Movies of 2015
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 4, 2016

Now that 2015 is squarely in the rearview mirror, and everyone is back to work after the holidays, it is time to take a look at some of the best films of the past year. As was the case with my Top 15 TV Shows of 2015 list, this is not intended to be a comprehensive list. I am one man, and I have not yet seen every major movie released last year. However, as I continue to work through screeners and upcoming screenings (I live in Orlando, so not all of the awards-bait has been released here yet), I will count down the top 2015 releases that I saw during the calendar year. Notable omissions are BRIDGE OF SPIES, THE REVENANT, THE DANISH GIRL, and CONCUSSION, all of which I hope to see by the end of the week. (more...)

STAR WARS Surpasses FROZEN's Box Office Record; Josh Gad Gives PropsSTAR WARS Surpasses FROZEN's Box Office Record; Josh Gad Gives Props
by Jessica Khan - Dec 31, 2015

FROZEN star and Broadway alum Josh Gad gave props to STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS on Instagram today after the film surpassed FROZEN's all-time box office record with $1.29 billion globally over the Disney animated musical's impressive $1.28 billion in 2013. Scroll down for Gad's post! (more...)

Autographed STAR WARS Poster & More Up for Auction at Chenango River Theatre's  2016 Winter GalaAutographed STAR WARS Poster & More Up for Auction at Chenango River Theatre's 2016 Winter Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2015

Three truly exclusive items have been acquired by Chenango River Theatre's Gala Committee as featured items at the 2016 Winter Gala on Jan. 23.  These three items are not available for purchase anywhere except at this event, which supports the theatre's 2016 season.  (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Postmodern Jukebox's STAR WARS/Tap Dance Mashup!VIDEO: Watch Postmodern Jukebox's STAR WARS/Tap Dance Mashup!
by TV News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

In honor of the iconic film, Postmodern Jukebox recorded this special medley of famous Star Wars themes, featuring tap dance sensation Sarah Reich. (more...)

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Debuts At No. 5 onThe Billboard 200 ChartSTAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Debuts At No. 5 onThe Billboard 200 Chart
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

The original motion picture soundtrack for the record-breaking Star Wars: The Force Awakens, featuring new score conducted and composed by five-time Academy Award-winning composer John Williams, has entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 5, scanning over 100,000 equivalent album units in its first week of release. (more...)

DisneyLand Makes Room for a Galaxy Far Far Away- STAR WARS Attraction in ProgressDisneyLand Makes Room for a Galaxy Far Far Away- STAR WARS Attraction in Progress
by Sally Henry - Dec 27, 2015

It's not officially a Disney franchise until it's part of DisneyLand, right? (more...)

STAR WARS VII Earns Another $27 Million in Christmas SalesSTAR WARS VII Earns Another $27 Million in Christmas Sales
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2015

STAR WARS has been breaking records ever since its release, just over a week ago, and they're not slowing down. (more...)

More People Watch CBS NEWS Than Any Other Broadcast NetworkMore People Watch CBS NEWS Than Any Other Broadcast Network
by TV News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

More viewers have watched CBS News than news on any other broadcast network twelve weeks into the 2015-16 television season, according to Nielsen most current ratings for the week ending Dec. 13, 2015. (more...)

Records Fall As STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Posts $238M Domestic, $517M Global DebutRecords Fall As STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Posts $238M Domestic, $517M Global Debut
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2015

The Walt Disney Studios announced today that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has set a new all-time domestic debut record with an estimated $238M. With a five-day international debut of $279M, the film has taken in $517M globally. (more...)

VIDEO: J.J. Abrams Reveals How Yoda and Obi-Wan Play into STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENSVIDEO: J.J. Abrams Reveals How Yoda and Obi-Wan Play into STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
by TV News Desk - Dec 20, 2015

Below, watch as Abrams shares how the team posthumously added the voice of Alex Guinness as Obi Wan, how Ewan McGregor proved to be the 'coolest voice over actor ever,' and more! (more...)

SPOILER ALERT: Two Song Titles, Singer Revealed for Lin-Manuel Miranda's STAR WARS Cantina Song!SPOILER ALERT: Two Song Titles, Singer Revealed for Lin-Manuel Miranda's STAR WARS Cantina Song!
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Yesterday, a sharp-eyed fan of the film franchise and the HAMILTON composer caught a shot of the closing credits of the film, which not only display Miranda's writing credits, but also reveal the titles of the songs (more...)

VIDEO: Harrison Ford, Lupita Nyong'o & More STAR WARS Cast Members Visit 'Conan'VIDEO: Harrison Ford, Lupita Nyong'o & More STAR WARS Cast Members Visit 'Conan'
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

The cast of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and director J.J. Abrams stopped by last night's CONAN on TBS. Watch all the clips below! (more...)

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from Composer John Williams, Out TodaySTAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from Composer John Williams, Out Today
by Movies News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Today, Walt Disney Records releases the original motion picture soundtrack for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. (more...)

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