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AMC Sets Premiere Date for THE WALKING DEAD Season 5, Debuts First Teaser
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

AMC announced today from Comic Con International in San Diego, CA the premiere of “The Walking Dead” season five on Sunday, October 12 at 9pm ET/PT. As in previous seasons, the series' fifth season of 16 episodes will air in two-parts with the first eight hours kicking off October 12 and the final eight episodes returning February 2015. Following “The Walking Dead” will be the season premieres of AMC's unscripted series “Talking Dead,” hosted by Chris Hardwick (Nerdist), at 10pm ET/PT and “Comic Book Men” at midnight ET/PT. Internationally, “The Walking Dead' will return to audiences in 125+ FOX International Channels (FIC) markets within 24 hours of the U.S. broadcast, as part of FIC continued commitment to broadcast the series near date-and-date globally. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Alex Newell, Robin De Jesus & More Celebrate Pride at 54 Below!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jun 25, 2014

Alex Newell, who plays Unique on Fox's GLEE, was a part of line up of performers featured in Broadway Celebrates Pride Week at 54 Below. Newell was joined and accompanied by Composer Scott Alan. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the concert below! (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Whitney Bashor, Kate Shindle and More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

seedchange Aims to Make Early-Stage Companies an Asset Class
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ seedchange today announced the launch of an innovative investing platform. The platform gives investors for the first time efficient, transparent access to early-stage companies vetted by a registered broker-dealer and presented the way investors are accustomed to evaluating opportunities. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal for 'Broadway Celebrates Pride Week' at 54 Below
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, Bryan Campione and Harold Lewter present BROADWAY CELEBRATES PRIDE WEEK on June 23rd, 2014. In this video: Elizabeth Urbanczyk sings “Friends” accompanied by Music Director, Michael McAssey. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Celebrates 500 Performances on Broadway With Social Media Contest, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots will celebrate its 500th Performance on Thursday, June 19th with a social media contest for fans. Beginning today, fans can enter to win tickets to the 500th Performance by using a Do-It-Yourself Kinky Boots Card to add the show's iconic red boots to their photos, and sharing those photos online using hashtag #Kinky500.. On Tuesday, June 17th, the five most creative photos will be selected, and the winners will be given a pair of tickets to celebrate with the cast on June 19th at the Hirschfeld Theatre. (more...)

Lionsgate Acquires Matt Johnson's OPERATION AVALANCHE
by Movies News Desk - May 28, 2014

XYZ Films and Lionsgate Films have announced today that Lionsgate has acquired all U.S. and Canadian rights to the new thriller OPERATION AVALANCHE from acclaimed filmmaker Matt Johnson. Johnson's first film THE DIRTIES, which he directed, co-wrote, and co-starred in, won the Grand Prize at Slamdance in 2013. The multi-hyphenate is reteaming with his DIRTIES co-writer Josh Boles, co-star Owen Williams, producer Matthew Miller, and has brought on Toronto-based producer Lee Kim (THE CONSPIRACY, I'LL FOLLOW YOU DOWN). Nick Spicer will executive produce for XYZ Films, with Michael Paseornek, John Sacchi, and Jessica Switch overseeing for Lionsgate. Production is set to begin June 30th in Toronto, Houston, and Washington D.C. (more...)

Richard E. Waits Returns to DIVAPALOOZA at The Metropolitan Room Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Richard E. Waits will return to DIVAPALOOZA at New York's The Metropolitan Room tonight, May 22nd at 7 PM. (more...)

Richard E. Waits to Return to DIVAPALOOZA at The Metropolitan Room, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Richard E. Waits will return to DIVAPALOOZA at New York's The Metropolitan Room on Thursday May 22nd at 7 PM. (more...)

Director Zack Snyder Tweets First Look at Ben Affleck as BATMAN!
by Movies News Desk - May 13, 2014

Director Zack Snyder shared a first look at the famed Batmobile as well as the superhero himself (Ben Affleck as Batman) in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman! (more...)

Kevin Smith's ANTI-CLAUS to Shoot Later This Year
by Movies News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

XYZ Films has picked up all international sales rights to Kevin Smith's ANTI-CLAUS, a Yuletide horror film populated by the stars of Smith's TUSK, including Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez and Michael Parks. (more...)

DC Entertainment Celebrates 75 Years of Batman at WonderCon 2014 Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2014

DC Entertainment (DCE) will mark the 75th anniversary of its iconic Batman character at WonderCon 2014 with an impressive line-up of can't-miss reveals and exclusives sure to thrill fans of the world's most popular Super Hero. (more...)

DC Entertainment Celebrates 75 Years of Batman at WonderCon 2014, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

DC Entertainment (DCE) will mark the 75th anniversary of its iconic Batman character at WonderCon 2014 with an impressive line-up of can't-miss reveals and exclusives sure to thrill fans of the world's most popular Super Hero. (more...)

Frontier Communications' Three-Year Investment in New York Tops $326 Million
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

In addition to Frontier's own capital expenditures, many Frontier markets in New York will benefit from additional support totaling $8.1 million from the Federal Communications Commission's Connect America Fund (CAF). CAF funding will allow Frontier to accelerate broadband availability and increase speeds in some of its very rural New York markets. Frontier offers broadband, digital phone service, satellite television service, Frontier satellite broadband, FTR Energy Services, customer premises equipment (telephone systems, support for commercial businesses and e-911 applications), Ethernet, Dedicated Internet Access, commercial cloud based voice solutions, data center services, and web security/data back-up/personal identity protection and more through Frontier Secure. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: KINKY BOOTS Company Takes a #Selfie to Honor One Year Anniversary
by Stage Tube - Apr 02, 2014

The cast and crew of Kinky Boots celebrated the show's one year anniversary on Broadway by filming their own music video for the hit song #Selfie by The Chainsmokers. Check it out here! (more...)

Richard E. Waits Set for John Joseph Productions' DIVAPALOOZA, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2014

JOSEPH JOHN PRODUCTIONS present DIVAPALOOZA. The ALL-MALE Diva Cast Singing ALL-FEMALE Diva Songs. Songs by Whitney Houston, Patti Lupone, Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel, Cyndi Lauper and Lady Gaga and more. (more...)

AMC Ventures into Comedy, Orders Projects from John Leguizamo, Seth Rogen & More
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Leading into the annual Upfront season AMC – the network and brand committed to delivering rich stories and characters that provide viewers something more – announces a robust development slate including numerous scripted drama projects, its first foray into scripted comedy, “overall” talent deals, and several new unscripted series. (more...)

XYZ to Produce and Handle Sales on Chilean Martial Arts Film REDEEMER
by Movies News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

XYZ Films has announced that they will be executive producing and handling sales for the Spanish-language martial arts actioner REDEEMER (more...)

BWW Reviews: VENUS IN FUR at Bootless Stageworks Will Make Your Head Spin
by Kevin Smith - Mar 17, 2014

Taut, sexy, and very funny (more...)

3rd Annual Sun Valley Film Festival Wraps; LITTLE ACCIDENTS, BLUE RUIN and ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE Among Winners
by Movies News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

The 3rd annual Sun Valley Film Festival wrapped up a successful, fun-packed festival over the weekend with a jumping Saturday night awards party hosted by actor Michael Weaver and a rousing set by Nashville rockers Those Darlins entertained the crowd with the winners pogoing and moshing their way into the night. Sunday saw a final Coffee Talk with filmmaker Kevin Smith on hand to delight a packed house at the nexStage Theater, as well as present an encore 20th anniversary screening of his landmark film CLERKS. (more...)

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