Jessica Parker News

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Lead THE BAND WAGON for Encores! This November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will star in The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event based on the classic MGM movie of the same title, from November 6 - 16, 2014 at City Center. The show has a book by Douglas Carter Beane adapted from the screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, with music by Arthur Schwartz and lyrics by Howard Dietz. The Band Wagon will be directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall with music direction by Todd Ellison. The Band Wagon will run for 12 performances, by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures. (more...)

WONDER OF THE WORLD to Open Douglas Morrisson Theatre's 2014-15 Season, 8/28-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre opens its 35th Season with the comedy 'Wonder of the World' by David Lindsay-Abaire. Directed by Dale Albright, 'Wonder of the World' is a wild and wacky tale of one woman's quest for happiness and self-fulfillment. (more...)

MJTC's 2014-15 Season to Feature ROSE, JERICO, STARS OF DAVID & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company has announced an exciting line up of five shows for its 2014-15 season. Artists familiar to MJTC theatergoers will be on stage and on the creative teams through the 20th anniversary season. (more...)

E! to Present FASHION POLICE: 2000 FLASHBACK, 7/18
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Joan Rivers, Kelly Osbourne, George Kotsiopoulos, and guest host, Melissa Rivers, are taking a hilarious (and frightening) look back at the hottest fashion trends of 2000 (more...)

VIDEO: Taye Diggs Reveals He Wants to Return for a Broadway Musical!
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

During the appearance, a fan called in and asked if he has plans to return to Broadway and if so, what would be his dream role. (more...)

VIDEO: Taye Diggs & John Legend Compete to Leave the Sexiest Voicemail on Bravo
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

On last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on Bravo, host Andy Cohen gave guests Taye Diggs & John Legend each an answering machine beep. (more...)

Photo Flash: Taye Diggs, Nick Cearley & the Cast of PAGEANT Visit Bravo's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Taye Diggs, currently starrng in the new TNT series 'Murder in the First,' stopped by last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE! on Bravo - and was joined by Nick Cearley and the cast of PAGEANT The Musical! Check out photos from their visit below! (more...)

COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE Nominated for Primetime Emmy Award
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Crackle received a nomination today for Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" in the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards. (more...)

Bravo Top Cable Network in P18-49 & P25-54 on Sunday
by TV News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Wedding bells rang as Bravo Media was the #1 cable network in primetime this past Sunday night among P18-49 and P25-54 driven by “The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kandi's Wedding,” “What Watch Happens Live” and “Married to Medicine. (more...)

Photo Flashback: Remembering Mary Rodgers
by Walter McBride - Jun 27, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Mary Rodgers Guettel died at her home in Manhattan yesterday morning after a long illness, according to her son Alec Guettel. She was 83 years old. We remember the Broadway legend below. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: A Mary Rodgers Guettel Retrospective - ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, FREAKY FRIDAY, Sondheim Collaborations, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 27, 2014

Today we are saluting a versatile and unique figure in theatre history who grew up as the daughter of one of the most important composers in musical theatre and contributed recognizable and fondly remembered works of her own, as well - Mary Rodgers Guettel. (more...)

Sarah Jessica Parker to Return to Television in Crime Thriller BUSTED?
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

'Sex And The City' star Sarah Jessica Parker is ready to make her return to television in the police crime thriller BUSTED. (more...)

Bravo Ranks as #1 Cable Entertainment Network in Timeslot for Key Demo
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Hotlanta is on fire! Bravo Media was the #1 cable entertainment network in the 8pm hour this past Sunday night among P18-49 and P25-54, as well as ranked #2 among total viewers. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: Two Charming Young Women Performers--Carly Ozard and Nikki MacCallum--Conquer the Challenge of the Personalized Tribute Show at The Duplex
by Stephen Hanks - Jun 23, 2014

The biggest challenge in personalizing a tribute show is when the set list is structured to tell a story about the performer's life. Those songs better be good, that life better be interesting, and that storytelling patter better be clever, humorous, and self-deprecating or an audience (let alone a reviewer) will tune you out quicker than a liberal accidentally hitting FOX News on the remote. I recently saw two different shows at The Duplex from enchanting young women performers—Carly Ozard and Nikki MacCallum--who deftly managed to weave their love of a singer (Bette Midler for Ozard) or a songbook (Kander & Ebb for MacCallum) into a tale of life journey and personal growth to produce charming and entertaining shows. (more...)

Natalie Joy Johnson Bartends On WATCH WHAT HAPPENS: LIVE
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 23, 2014

KINKY BOOTS star Natalie Joy Johnson lent her bartending skills to Andy Cohen and his guests on last night's new episode of the popular Bravo nighttime talk show WATCH WHAT HAPPENS. (more...)

Seinfeld's COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE Season Four Premieres Today on Crackle
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the popular award-winning Web series created by and starring Jerry Seinfeld, will return to Crackle and ComediansInCarsGettingCoffee.com on June 19. (more...)

Douglas Morrisson Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre (DMT) proudly announces a new season of five award-winning plays, 'JOURNEYS.' (more...)

Celebrate NYC Pride at Joe's Pub with Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret, Latrell!, Julie Klausner, New Alternatives and More, Beg. 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Celebrate NYC Pride at Joe's Pub at the Public with performers including: No Hope Productions Presents SIREN/KINGS, Martha Graham CRACKER CABARET, Champagne Jerry, LATRELL! LATRELL! JACKSON IS NOT ANGELA BASSETT, Julie Klausner CABARET SITUATION, Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments, Voices for Homeless LGBTQ Youth: A Benefit for New Alternatives, BROWN GIRLS BURLESQUE, and more! (more...)

This Week at Joe's Pub, June 18-29: Cristin Milioti, Make Music New York, Julie Klausner, Karsh Kale, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014


New Book About Backstage Theatre/Film Stories THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER NEWKIRK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2014

In his forthcoming memoir, THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER NEWKIRK, a veteran publicist confronts all aspects of his life including bouts with depression from 1978-2013, 4 hospitalizations between 2004-2012, the paralyzing and overwhelming fear of becoming homeless in 2011, his gay relationships from 1978-present day, in addition to his PR career in the fine and performing arts with backstage stories. (more...)

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