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Cast Announced for World Premiere of BALLAST at DiversionaryCast Announced for World Premiere of BALLAST at Diversionary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Diversionary has announced casting for the World Premiere of BALLAST by Georgette Kelly. This highly poetic play explores the waking and dream lives of two trans and cisgender couples as they come to terms with the new lives they find themselves in. (more...)

Newport Beach Film Festival presents World Premiere of SEEING IS BELIEVING: WOMEN DIRECT 4/25Newport Beach Film Festival presents World Premiere of SEEING IS BELIEVING: WOMEN DIRECT 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Emmy winning actress-turned-director Cady McClain's Seeing is Believing: Women Direct will make its World Premiere and is an Official Selection of the 2017 Newport Beach Film Festival. The first episode in the series will screen as part of the program 'Short Femme Factor' on April 25 at 1:30 p.m. at Island Cinema 6 in Newport Beach. Seeing is Believing: Women Direct is a documentary series, directed, executive produced, written and edited by Cady McClain, about women directors who are on the front lines of the field: from major award winners and those in the vanguard of television and feature films, to graduated students and frustrated auteurs. (more...)

Amazon Prime Video Exclusive Streaming Home for TNT's ANIMAL KINGDOMAmazon Prime Video Exclusive Streaming Home for TNT's ANIMAL KINGDOM
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Hide your valuables and grab some popcorn, the Cody family is coming to Prime Video. Starting Sunday, April 30th, Prime Video will be the exclusive subscription streaming home to the first season of ANIMAL KINGDOM, TNT's new hit crime series. (more...)

Diversionary Announces the World Premiere of BALLASTDiversionary Announces the World Premiere of BALLAST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

This May Diversionary asks audiences this question with the World Premiere of BALLAST by Georgette Kelly, a highly poetic exploration of the waking and dream lives of two trans and cisgender couples as they come to terms with the new lives they find themselves in. (more...)

Keith Cox Named President, Development and Production of Paramount Network & TV LandKeith Cox Named President, Development and Production of Paramount Network & TV Land
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Keith Cox has been elevated to the expanded role of President, Development and Production for Paramount Network and TV Land (more...)

Live Arts Bard Presents WE'RE WATCHING, An Exhibition Of New Performance Works About SurveillanceLive Arts Bard Presents WE'RE WATCHING, An Exhibition Of New Performance Works About Surveillance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Live Arts Bard (LAB), the residency and commissioning program of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, is pleased to present WE'RE WATCHING, the first major survey of performances by contemporary American artists exploring surveillance and its impact on our identities. (more...)

William H. Macy Honored with Second SAG Award for SHAMELESS on ShowtimeWilliam H. Macy Honored with Second SAG Award for SHAMELESS on Showtime
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

SHAMELESS star William H. Macy was honored this evening with his second win for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as “Frank Gallagher” at The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (more...)

Chris Selak Promoted to EVP Worldwide Television for LionsgateChris Selak Promoted to EVP Worldwide Television for Lionsgate
by Movies News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Recognizing her leadership in the continued creative growth of the Company's scripted television business, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF. B) has signed a new long-term agreement with Executive Vice President Chris Selak and expanded her purview to include worldwide television (more...)

BABY MAMA Opens this Week at IRT TheaterBABY MAMA Opens this Week at IRT Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

Written and performed by Mariah MacCarthy, Baby Mama: One Woman's Quest to Give Her Child to Gay People tracks her true-to-life adoption journey, from an accidental conception to the placement of her child with the gay couple of her dreams. (more...)

Caps Lock Theatre and Jack Sharkey Present BABY MAMA: ONE WOMAN'S QUEST TO GIVE HER CHILD TO GAY PEOPLECaps Lock Theatre and Jack Sharkey Present BABY MAMA: ONE WOMAN'S QUEST TO GIVE HER CHILD TO GAY PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Written and performed by Mariah MacCarthy, Baby Mama: One Woman's Quest to Give Her Child to Gay People tracks her true-to-life adoption journey, from an accidental conception to the placement of her child with the gay couple of her dreams. All the while MacCarthy manages to live her life, date, and even attend the occasional orgy. (more...)

Showtime Orders Eighth Season of Hit Series SHAMELESSShowtime Orders Eighth Season of Hit Series SHAMELESS
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

On the heels of its seventh season finale last night, SHOWTIME has ordered an eighth season of SHAMELESS. (more...)

Plays by Anna Ziegler, Tanya Saracho and More Set for 2017 Powers New Voices Festival at The Old GlobePlays by Anna Ziegler, Tanya Saracho and More Set for 2017 Powers New Voices Festival at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Old Globe today announced it will present the fourth annual New Voices Festival-with a new moniker: the Powers New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, playing January 13 - 15, 2017. (more...)

TNT Reteams with 'Animal Kingdom's John Wells & Megan Martin on THE DEEP MAD DARK PilotTNT Reteams with 'Animal Kingdom's John Wells & Megan Martin on THE DEEP MAD DARK Pilot
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Turner's TNT has ordered a pilot for THE DEEP MAD DARK, which is being produced by John Wells Productions and Fabrik Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television and Turner's Studio T. (more...)

'Sons of Anarchy's Sutter Returns in New FX Drama Series Pilot MAYANS MC'Sons of Anarchy's Sutter Returns in New FX Drama Series Pilot MAYANS MC
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

For seven seasons, Kurt Sutter's award-winning Sons of Anarchy was the highest-rated ongoing drama series in FX history. Now, Sutter returns to that world with MAYANS MC, a drama series pilot for FX and the next chapter in the SOA saga, which he co-wrote with producing partner Elgin James. (more...)

MVT Brings Drama with Broadway's THE ELEPHANT MANMVT Brings Drama with Broadway's THE ELEPHANT MAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Manoa Valley Theatre continues its 2016-17 season in a Hawaii premiere with the poignant drama The Elephant Man, by Bernard Pomerance, from the 1979, 2002, and 2015 Broadway seasons. Based on a true story, nineteenth century London's John Merrick, a horribly deformed young man, victim of rare skin and bone diseases, is befriended by a celebrated young physician, Frederick Treves. Rescued from a freak attraction in traveling side shows and introduced to London society, Merrick slowly evolves from an object of pity to an urbane and witty favorite of the aristocracy and literati only to be denied his ultimate dream: to become a man like any other. Awards include Tony Award, Best Play (1979), Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play (1979), Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival of a Play (2015). (more...)

Alicia Silverstone-Led Drama AMERICAN WOMAN Coming to TV Land in 2017Alicia Silverstone-Led Drama AMERICAN WOMAN Coming to TV Land in 2017
by TV News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

TV Land announced today the series pick-up of 1970s period dramedyAMERICAN WOMAN, starring Alicia Silverstone ('Clueless,' 'Suburgatory'), Mena Suvari ('American Beauty,' 'Chicago Fire') and Jennifer Bartels ('Broken'). (more...)

Emmy Rossum to Make Directorial Debut on Showtime's SHAMELESS, 10/23Emmy Rossum to Make Directorial Debut on Showtime's SHAMELESS, 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

SHAMELESS star Emmy Rossum will make her directorial debut in the momentous fourth episode of the seventh season this Sunday, October 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. (more...)

Emmy Rossum to Make Directorial Debut on Showtime's SHAMELESS, 10/23Emmy Rossum to Make Directorial Debut on Showtime's SHAMELESS, 10/23
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

SHAMELESS star Emmy Rossum will make her directorial debut in the momentous fourth episode of the seventh season this Sunday, October 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. (more...)

Critically Acclaimed Drama GOAT, Starring Nick Jonas, Arrives on DVD 12/20Critically Acclaimed Drama GOAT, Starring Nick Jonas, Arrives on DVD 12/20
by Movies News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Lauded as “unexpected and wildly compelling” (Adam Chitwood, Collider) and “brutal and harrowing” (Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair), director Andrew Neel's gripping drama GOAT arrives on DVD December 20, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. (more...)

Capital Stage Presents Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize Winning AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTYCapital Stage Presents Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize Winning AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Capital Stage continues its 12th season Love + War with Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize Winner August: Osage County. Tracy Letts' masterpiece will be directed by Benjamin T. Ismail and will feature Capital Stage favorites such as Janis Stevens, Jamie Jones and Amy Resnick. (more...)

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