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ALL ABOUT THAT FACE Set for Stage 72 at The Triad This FridayALL ABOUT THAT FACE Set for Stage 72 at The Triad This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Friday, April 24 at 9:00 pm there will be a special performance at Stage 72 at The Triad, 158 West 72 Street (just off Broadway) of a new musical entertainment: "All About That Face".  The show stars Courtney Cheatham, Amelia Hart, Roxy Reynolds, and Eva Richards. The evening is a fresh cabaret about love, the guys who didn't text, and the prince who did! A night of Showtunes and pop favorites. Created by Phil Hall, who is also the musical director and accompanist.   (more...)

WHITMIRE'S WONDERS Henson-Inspired Auction Benefits Center for Puppetry Arts This SpringWHITMIRE'S WONDERS Henson-Inspired Auction Benefits Center for Puppetry Arts This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Items to be auctioned have been donated from Steve Whitmire's private collection of Jim Henson-related memorabilia gathered throughout more than 37 years as a core performer in nearly every Muppet project produced for numerous television series, theatrical motion pictures, television specials and albums. All "Whitmire's Wonders" auction proceeds go toward the funding of the new Museum to house the Jim Henson Collection at the Center for Puppetry Arts. (more...)

Cinedigm Acquires North American Rights to A BRAVE HEART: THE LIZZIE VELASQUEZ STORYCinedigm Acquires North American Rights to A BRAVE HEART: THE LIZZIE VELASQUEZ STORY
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Cinedigm (CIDM) has acquired North American theatrical, digital and home entertainment distribution rights to A BRAVE HEART: THE LIZZIE VELASQUEZ STORY. The highly acclaimed documentary premiered last month at SXSW, received multiple standing ovations and won the prestigious festival's Audience Award in its category. (more...)

Comic Con Network CONtv Announces Extensive Upcoming Event CoverageComic Con Network CONtv Announces Extensive Upcoming Event Coverage
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Now live with thousands of hours of programming, the OTT streaming network CONtv announced today that its preview starting on March 3, 2015 has successfully launched the channel, which will now officially kick off at the upcoming Las Vegas Comic Con later this month. (more...)

Center for Puppetry Arts Sets 2015-16 SeasonCenter for Puppetry Arts Sets 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

In the midst of a highly anticipated expansion and renovation project, the Center for Puppetry Arts announces its 2015-2016 performance season, filled with classic tales, memorable characters and plenty of puppet fun for the entire family! The 16-show lineup features a brand new Center-produced show, a few returning favorites and a number of notable new and returning guest artist engagements. (more...)

James Godwin's THE FLATIRON HEX to Make World Premiere This May at Dixon PlaceJames Godwin's THE FLATIRON HEX to Make World Premiere This May at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Dixon Place's new commission THE FLATIRON HEX, starring Award-winning puppeteer/performance & visual artist James Godwin, will have its world premiere on Friday, May 15th. Godwin's previous collaborations include Julie Taymor, David Bowie, the Muppets & even Aerosmith. A 2014 Jim Henson Award recipient, Godwin utilizes remarkable puppets, masks & mystical neo-noir visuals to tell a story set in a parallel, near-future NYC filled with ghosts, elemental spirits & evil demigods. THE FLATIRON HEX will play six performances only -- May 15th, 16th, 22th, 23th, 29th, and 30th at 7:30PM, at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street). (more...)

Waka Flocka Flame to Play Fox Theatre, 5/7Waka Flocka Flame to Play Fox Theatre, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Z2 Entertainment will present Waka Flocka Flame with Ben G & special guests at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, May 7th, 2015. Tickets are on sale April 10th for $25 advanced, $27.50 day of show or $55 VIP meet & greet. (more...)

Center for Puppetry Arts Announces Exclusive Jim Henson LithographsCenter for Puppetry Arts Announces Exclusive Jim Henson Lithographs
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

The Center for Puppetry Arts' renovation and expansion, set to be completed in fall 2015, will include the new “Worlds of Puppetry” Museum, featuring the most comprehensive collection of Jim Henson puppets and artifacts in the world. In support of the Center's expansion, the family of Jim Henson has commissioned master printer Andrew Mockler to create three original lithographs of Henson's striking artwork: “Conceit,” “Melancholy” and “Hilarity.” (more...)

Jim Henson's DINOSAUR TRAIN LIVE! Coming to Kravis Center, 5/9Jim Henson's DINOSAUR TRAIN LIVE! Coming to Kravis Center, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

The popular Emmy Award nominated PBS KIDS series Dinosaur Train will come to life on the stage in a big way with Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train - Live! Buddy's Big Adventure at the Raymond. F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach on Saturday, May 9 at 10 am and 1 pm. (more...)

Blue Star Media LLC Announces Acquisition Of VEE CorporationBlue Star Media LLC Announces Acquisition Of VEE Corporation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

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New MUPPET SHOW Pilot in Development for ABCNew MUPPET SHOW Pilot in Development for ABC
by TV News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

A new MUPPETS SHOW pilot is currently in development for ABC, according to a tweet from Production Weekly. (more...)

Center for Puppetry Arts to Present WORLD'S ABSOLUTELY MOST OLDEST PUPPER EVERCenter for Puppetry Arts to Present WORLD'S ABSOLUTELY MOST OLDEST PUPPER EVER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Though it has served as a cultural landmark in Atlanta for more than 35 years, the Center for Puppetry Arts has discovered possibly definitive proof that its beloved Midtown site has always been a home for puppets. Earlier this month, while crews were working on a highly anticipated renovation and expansion project to build a new Museum, a discovery was made of a previously unknown and obviously very old puppet. (more...)

Cheatham, Hart, Reynolds and Richards Set for ALL ABOUT THAT FACE at Stage 72, 4/24Cheatham, Hart, Reynolds and Richards Set for ALL ABOUT THAT FACE at Stage 72, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Friday, April 24 at 9:00 pm there will be a special performance at Stage 72 at The Triad, 158 West 72 Street (just off Broadway) of a new musical entertainment: 'All About That Face'. The show stars Courtney Cheatham, Amelia Hart, Roxy Reynolds, and Eva Richards. (more...)

Claire Karpen & James Ortiz Featured on SOMETHING NEW PodcastClaire Karpen & James Ortiz Featured on SOMETHING NEW Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

In Episode 310, award-winning musical theatre writer Joel B. New sat down with James Ortiz (Strangemen & Co., Co-Artistic Director) and Claire Karpen, currently appearing in the Fiasco / Roundabout revival of INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

Thrilling Web Series FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD Premieres Exclusively on CONtvThrilling Web Series FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD Premieres Exclusively on CONtv
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

The fight to survive begins as the highly anticipated, pulse-pounding web series “FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD” premieres exclusively on CONtv, as announced by Wizard World Inc. (OTCBB:WIZD) and Cinedigm (NASDAQ:CIDM). (more...)

TSO POPS to Present AS HEARD ON TV with Nicole Parker, April 14-15TSO POPS to Present AS HEARD ON TV with Nicole Parker, April 14-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

TSO POPS presents AS HEARD ON TV with Special Guest Nicole Parker and TSO Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke on April 14 & 15, 2015 at Roy Thomson Hall. (more...)

UNTETHERED to Open 5/8 at Mountain View MausoleumUNTETHERED to Open 5/8 at Mountain View Mausoleum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

?Julia Edwards' World Premiere play, untethered is a wacky new love story, not the Hallmark variety, the messy, screwing up, begging for mercy kind. Untethered is directed by Jen Bloom, featuring Joy Osmanski and Adam J. Smith, and features original music by Steven Kai van Betten. (more...)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Lead, Produce FRAGGLE ROCK MovieJoseph Gordon-Levitt to Lead, Produce FRAGGLE ROCK Movie
by Movies News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will star in and produce a movie adaptation of Jim Henson's 1980s TV series FRAGGLE ROCK. (more...)

SHORT STORIES Set for HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program, 4/21-25SHORT STORIES Set for HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program, 4/21-25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program presents Short Stories. This production from the internationally acclaimed Teatro Hugo & Ines plays 6 performances from Tuesday, April 21 - Saturday, April 25 in the Dorothy B. Williams Theatre at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue). (more...)

BWW Interviews: John Tartaglia in BUYER AND CELLARBWW Interviews: John Tartaglia in BUYER AND CELLAR
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 17, 2015

Broadwayworld.com interviewed John Tartaglia about his career and current role in George Street Playhouse's 'Buyer and Cellar.' (more...)

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