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BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with John Tartaglia!
by Ken Womble - Sep 12, 2014

Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). To celebrate the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from John Tartaglia! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jesse Liebman of DIRTY DANCING National Tour
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Sep 11, 2014

Coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center from September 16th-21st, the national touring production of 'Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage' based on the 1987 classic of the same name features actor Jesse Liebman as Neil Kellerman, a role created on screen by acclaimed theatre director, Lonny Price. (more...)

Soundtrack for 'ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE DAY' Available 10/7
by Movies News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" hits theaters Oct. 10, 2014, with a soundtrack that includes an original end-credit song from The Vamps, plus original songs from two of the film's stars and score by Christophe Beck ("Frozen," "The Hangover"). The six-song EP will be released in the U.S. by Walt Disney Records on Oct. 7, 2014; pre-order begins today. (more...)

Cartoonist of Iconic Nancy Comic Strip Guy Gilchrist to Appear at Tennessee State Fair on Sept 8th
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2014

Award winning internationally syndicated cartoonist and author of the iconic Nancy comic strip, Guy Gilchrist will be appearing at the Tennessee State Fair at 500 Wedgewood Avenue, Nashville, TN on September 8th, 2014. Gilchrist will be appearing at the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) booth signing free copies of Nancy Loves Nashville provided by TDOT. He will also be doing an interactive and humorous presentations designed for the entire family that will inspire and entertain as audiences draw his famous characters right along with him on one of the fair's stages. He will be doing his presentations at 10 am CT and 2 am CT at the TDOT booth. Gilchrist's presentation will draw from his own personal experiences and provide antidotes from his work on Nancy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jim Henson's Muppets, and much more. 'I am very honored and humbled to be taking part at the Tennessee State Fair,' said Guy Gilchrist, the cartoonist of Nancy. 'I look forward to having a wonderful time showing everyone how to have fun drawing cartoons, and at the same time provide the keys to unlocking the audiences' most cherished gifts and dreams. 'The message that Nancy Loves Nashville conveys promotes the importance of taking care of the environment is essential and critical that this starts at an early age,' continued Gilchrist. 'As a resident of Tennessee, this has a special meaning for me and I am glad to be taking part in this promotion with our partners with the Tennessee Department of Transportation.' Guy Gilchrist at the age of 24, he was hand-selected to create Jim Henson's Muppets Comic Strip which was printed worldwide in 660-plus newspapers daily from 1981 to 1986. Throughout the years, he has set his hand to such notable cartoons as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry, Fraggle Rock and The Pink Panther and was instrumental in the creation of The Muppet Babies. He and his wife reside in Nashville, Tennessee. Nancy Loves Nashville celebrates all that makes Nashville a special place to live from the music to the events while educating children on the importance of not littering and taking care of the environment. In addition to the 24 page coloring book, Nancy appears in billboards throughout Davidson County. Gilchrist teamed up with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and Metro Nashville Public Works in creating this fun and educational coloring book for students in Davidson County Schools. Syndicated internationally in 80 countries and some 400 newspapers, Nancy has a viewership of 57 million readers around the world. And as fans of the the comic strip know, Nancy resides in the fictional town of Three Rocks with her Aunt Fritzi and friend, Sluggo. Gilchrist took over the Nancy comic strip in 1995. In 2013 he unveiled a one-of-a-kind exhibit, Nancy Loves Nashville, at the Nashville International Airport that revealed the location of Three Rocks as a suburb just outside of Nashville. (more...)

Ralph Lee's 'THE DANCING FOX' Starts This Weekend at St. John the Divine
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Ralph Lee's Mettawee River Theatre Company will return for its annual September season in the lovely Outdoor Garden of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine with 'The Dancing Fox: Wisdom Tales of the Middle East,' five enchanting tales from the shared folk traditions of Jews and Arabs, including the writings of Sufi mystics, along with fables and folklore of the region. Six weekend performances, September 5, 6, 7 and 12, 13, 14 at 7:30 PM in the Garden, entrance on 111th Street & Amsterdam Avenue. (more...)

THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT'S EPIC! Adds 'INNOVATION NATION' to Lineup
by TV News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

CBS announced today that the new series THE HENRY FORD'S INNOVATION NATION is joining the three-hour Saturday morning block THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT'S EPIC!, which returns for its second season Saturday, Sept. 27 (9:00 AM-12:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Hosted by CBS SUNDAY MORNING correspondent Mo Rocca, the show will tell the fascinating stories behind the historic innovators of the past and the forward-looking visionaries of today, and the extraordinary talents and dedication required to bring their inventions to life. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces 2014-15 White Light Festival and 'Great Performers' Series Updates
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

A number of program changes and additions have been made to the performances, screenings, and events of Lincoln Center'sWhite Light Festival 2014 and Great Performers 2014-2015 series. See below! (more...)

Renowned Mobile Education Industry Player, Speakaboos, Launches App for iPhone and iPod touch
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Speakaboos, the award-winning mobile education platform that brings well-known children's stories to digital devices through interactive storybooks, today announced thelaunch of the Speakaboos App for iPhone and iPod touch, along with an update to its existing iPad app. Additionally, the company announced the launch of new titles from The Jim Henson Company, HIT Entertainment, and Scholastic Media/WestonWoods. (more...)

John Stevenson to Direct CG Animated Feature NOAH'S ARK
by Movies News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Unified Pictures announced today that Academy Award®-nominated director John Stevenson (“Kung Fu Panda”) will direct the company's first CG-animated feature inspired by “Noah's Ark,” which is slated for completion in 2016. (more...)

Cinedigm Acquires Home Entertainment Rights to THE IDENTICAL, Starring Ashley Judd
by Movies News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Cinedigm (CIDM) has acquired US rights to City of Peace's star-studded faith and family friendly film THE IDENTICAL, (more...)

Cinedigm Inks Deal for Simon Wiesenthal Center's Documentary Film Collection
by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Cinedigm Corp. (CIDM) and Cinema Management Group (CMG) announced today they have entered into a multi-year home entertainment distribution deal for the award-winning Moriah Films' documentary film collection (more...)

Ralph Lee's Mettawee River Theatre Company to Present THE DANCING FOX, 9/5-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Ralph Lee's Mettawee River Theatre Company will return for its annual September season in the lovely Outdoor Garden of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine with 'The Dancing Fox: Wisdom Tales of the Middle East,' five enchanting tales from the shared folk traditions of Jews and Arabs, including the writings of Sufi mystics, along with fables and folklore of the region. Six weekend performances, September 5, 6, 7 and 12, 13, 14 at 7:30 PM in the Garden, entrance on 111th Street & Amsterdam Avenue. Chairs are provided, but audiences may also bring blankets for closer seating in front of the chairs - and snacks! 'The Dancing Fox' is recommended for audience members eight years and older. (more...)

Cinedigm Acquires Competition Reality Series FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
by TV News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

Cinedigm (CIDM) has acquired Alpine Labs' hybrid competition reality series FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, the first original series acquisition for 'CON TV (more...)

Television Director Eric Dean Seaton Releases Graphic Novel Series “The Legend of the Mantamaji”
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

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THE SONDHEIM REVIEW Presents - Sondheim 101: Into the Woods at 25
by The Sondheim Review - Aug 05, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com is very excited to kick off a brand new partnership with THE SONDHEIM REVIEW. Each month we'll be bringing you special, and exclusive archives from the quarterly magazine dedicated to the work of the musical theatre and Broadway's foremost composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim. Each issue contains news, interviews, features, reviews, historical information, upcoming productions in your area, puzzles, and more. Our correspondents in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, and all over the world bring you the latest, most accurate information and insights. (more...)

THE BODY LAUTREC to Play Neighborhood Fringe, 9/12-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Following their St. Joan Betrayed, Mary Tuomanen and Aaron Cromie are returning to this year's Neighborhood Fringe during Fringe Arts with The Body Lautrec. This inventive theatre piece will run September 12-22 at the Caplan Studio Theater at the University of the Arts, 211 S. Broad Street. Tickets cost $25 and are available at www.fringearts.com. (more...)

John Tartaglia & Michael Shawn Lewis' Gables Grove Productions to Expand for Carnival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Gables Grove Productions Inc. (GGP) has announced the expansion of two of their successful original Carnival Cruise Lines family entertainment experiences. Towel Animal Theater, which launched in 2012 and is now in production on 12 Carnival ships, will be produced on most of the fleet - 22 ships-- by the end of 2015. Seuss-a-Palooza Storytime and Parade, which made its premiere in February 2014 and is now on four ships, has inked a deal to be on the entire fleet - 24 ships - by the end of 2015. (more...)

Trouble Puppet Theater Company Presents 4th Annual Puppet Slam
by BWW News Desk - Aug 03, 2014

Trouble Puppet Theater Company and Glass Half Full Theatre Company present the fourth annualevening of short puppet works, the Austin Puppet Incident, August 22-23 at 8pm and 10pm. The Austin Puppet Incident is a joint creation of Glass Half Full Theatre and Trouble Puppet Theater Company, presenting the work of local and national puppet artists on the Austin stage. (more...)

Go Comedy! to Present FUZZBALLS COMEDY WITH PUPPETS, 8/14-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

Go Comedy! will be positively fuzzy as the improv theatre opens Fuzzballs Comedy with Puppets, its first original comedy featuring puppets July 31, and welcomes the original written comedy Hollywood Positive for a limited two-week engagement August 14-22. Tickets to all Go Comedy! shows ($5-$18) are available now online at www.gocomedy.net and beginning at 6:00pm Wednesday - Sunday in person at the Go Comedy! box office. A complete July - August performance schedule follows this release. (more...)

First NBCUniversal TVE Apps Launch on Xbox One Today
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

NBCUniversal's TV Everywhere group, which leads the company's initiative to provide authenticated content wherever and whenever consumers want it, today announced the launch of USA Now and Syfy Now (more...)

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