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David Mamet to Teach Writing for Stage & Screen in Online 'MasterClass'David Mamet to Teach Writing for Stage & Screen in Online 'MasterClass'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Online education platform MasterClass announced today that the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, screenwriter, and director of such works as GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, AMERICAN BUFFALO, and WAG THE DOG will offer his first ever online writing class. (more...)

Why James Patterson is the Truest Best Selling AuthorWhy James Patterson is the Truest Best Selling Author
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

James Patterson has written at least 114 New York Times Bestselling books, making him the world's truest bestselling author.  Even by combining the book sales of JK Rowling, Dan Brown and John Grisham, you still wouldn't reach the total sales of Patterson. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

A laugh out loud, heartrending tale about a young visionary who's on a daunting mission to get people to read more by using a medium he believes is contributing to the end of civilization --- reality TV --- is the hilarious subject of the new dramatic podcast Rewrites penned by New York Times bestselling author and Oprah Book Club Pick novelist Tawni O'Dell. (more...)

Investigation Discovery Announces Powerful New Slate of Originals for 2017-18 Upfront SeasonInvestigation Discovery Announces Powerful New Slate of Originals for 2017-18 Upfront Season
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Investigation Discovery (ID), America's leading mystery and suspense network, and the #1 ad-supported cable network for delivery of W25-54 year-to-date, today announced a powerful new slate of compelling, emotionally riveting programming featuring Real People and Real Stories. (more...)

CBS Announces Summer Premiere Dates Including Live-Action Game Show CANDY CRUSHCBS Announces Summer Premiere Dates Including Live-Action Game Show CANDY CRUSH
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

CBS today announced its summer schedule, including the new event series SALVATION, the new live-action game show CANDY CRUSH, the third season of ZOO, based on James Patterson's #1 bestselling novel, and the return of the summer sensation BIG BROTHER. (more...)

FANCY Musical, Inspired by Reba McEntire, Gets NYC LabFANCY Musical, Inspired by Reba McEntire, Gets NYC Lab
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Margot Astrachan and The Peccadillo Theater Company will present a developmental lab presentation of FANCY, a new musical, on Thursday, March 16 at 4PM and Friday March 17 at 11AM and 3PM at The Westside Theatre, downstairs (407 West 43rd Street). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

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CBS Greenlights New Crime Drama Pilot Starring Alan CummingCBS Greenlights New Crime Drama Pilot Starring Alan Cumming
by TV News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

CBS has greenlit a new crime drama, KILLER INSTINCT. The pilot will star and be executive produced by former 'Good Wife' star and Broadway vet Alan Cumming.  (more...)

Leading Independent Bookseller R.J. Julia to Launch New Book Podcast With CRNLeading Independent Bookseller R.J. Julia to Launch New Book Podcast With CRN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Award-winning independent bookseller R.J. Julia and CRN International's Collisions division have launched a new podcast for book lovers called 'Just the Right Book! Podcast.' (more...)

Bookworks' Connie Griffin Wins JAMES PATTERSON HOLIDAY BONUSBookworks' Connie Griffin Wins JAMES PATTERSON HOLIDAY BONUS
by Molly Tracy - Dec 25, 2016

Connie Griffin, Bookworks' longtime bookseller, Children's Specialist, and host of its award-winning weekly story time, is a recipient of a James Patterson Holiday Bookstore Bonus. (more...)

Mega Best-Selling Authors Appealing to Younger Generation of ReadersMega Best-Selling Authors Appealing to Younger Generation of Readers
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

In a recent article in The Washington Post, they report on top authors who are selling hundreds of millions of books, reiterating that reading is still a favorite pasttime of our younger generation, despite living in the electronic age. (more...)

Professional Book Nerds Announces The Best Books of 2016Professional Book Nerds Announces The Best Books of 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

CLEVELAND, OH - The holiday season is upon us and many will be receiving new devices. As people unwrap their new tablets and eReaders and begin to explore, the number of digital books borrowed from public libraries across the country will increase. Just in time for the reading rush, the Professional Book Nerds, OverDrive's staff librarians and hosts of one of the leading podcasts on books, have released their list of the top reads of the year. Grab a cup of hot chocolate and curl up on the couch with one of the Professional Book Nerds' best books of 2016 (available as an eBook and/or audiobook): (more...)

Amazon Announces Best-Selling Books of 2016Amazon Announces Best-Selling Books of 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

(NASDAQ:AMZN) - Amazon today announced its best-selling books of 2016, best-selling Kids & Teens books of 2016, as well as the Most Gifted and Most Wished For books of the year-just in time for holiday gifting. The best-selling book of the year is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2, Special Rehearsal Edition Script by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany followed by When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is also the best-selling book in the Kids & Teens category and Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 11: Double Down by Jeff Kinney is number two. Rowling's bestseller also tops the lists for both the Most Gifted and Most Wished For book of the year, confirming that Harry Potter continues to be a favorite for readers across genres. The best-selling book lists are first editions published in 2016 comprising both print and Kindle purchases. To see the full top 100 list of Amazon's best-selling print and Kindle books of 2016, visit www.amazon.com/bestsellingbooks2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lexi Rabadi, Matt Farcher, James Patterson, Charis Leos of DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Fulton TheatreBWW Interview: Lexi Rabadi, Matt Farcher, James Patterson, Charis Leos of DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Fulton Theatre
by Christy Brooks - Dec 6, 2016

Fulton Theatre's current production, DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, due to popular demand, is being held over until January 7, 2017. The storyline is one that reminds each of us to value, above all else, one's inner strength and beauty. Through exquisite swirls of colorful costumes and melodic trills of voice, this production is a feast for the soul and enlightenment for the spirit. (more...)

James Patterson to Host MasterClassJames Patterson to Host MasterClass
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec.1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Online education platform MasterClass announces today that the world's bestselling author, James Patterson, will hold a second writing competition for MasterClass students. MasterClass invites aspiring authors across the nation to put their skills to the test for a life-changing opportunity to collaborate with the bestselling writer. Earlier this year, Patterson selected another student from his MasterClass, Kecia Bal, to co-author a book with THE DOLLS will be published in June 2017. (more...)

Fulton Theatre's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Held Over!Fulton Theatre's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Held Over!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is thrilled to announce the extension of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. (more...)

Barnes & Noble Announces 2016 Holiday LineupBarnes & Noble Announces 2016 Holiday Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the nation's largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced its holiday lineup of the very best gifts for everyone in the family this holiday season. Barnes & Noble stores nationwide have been specially curated to feature a selection of genres and themes to help customers discover the perfect gift for everyone on their shopping list. These categories include books in thoughtfully selected groupings such as 'The People Who Entertain Us,' 'Celebrated Chefs & Kitchens,' 'History Makers' and many more categories that make browsing Barnes & Noble's broad selection even easier this holiday season. (more...)

BWW Review: A Lush, Beautiful BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the FultonBWW Review: A Lush, Beautiful BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Fulton
by Marakay Rogers - Nov 16, 2016

It's not just big, it's huge. It's colorful. It's amazingly costumed. Marc Robin brings the wonderful world of Disney into high relief at the Fulton in his BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. (more...)

MasterClass Introduces Electronic Music Production with deadmau5MasterClass Introduces Electronic Music Production with deadmau5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

MasterClass, the education platform, today announced that iconic electronic music producer Joel Thomas Zimmerman, also known as deadmau5, joins its roster of instructors to teach his MasterClass on Electronic Music Production. Pre-enrollment for the class opens today at www.masterclass.com/deadmau5. (more...)

STORY MONSTERS INK Takes the Literary World by StormSTORY MONSTERS INK Takes the Literary World by Storm
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

In just over two years since its launch, Story Monsters Ink has become a beacon for parents and teachers searching for quality reading material for children to instill the joys of reading, and it turns out, grown-ups love it just as much as kids. (more...)

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