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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at SUMMER SPLENDOR 2014 Globe Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

SAN DIEGO (July 24, 2014)-The Old Globe will host the 2014 Globe Gala on Saturday, July 26 in support of the theatre's education and artistic programs. The annual event will feature a one-night-only performance by Broadway veteran and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, Into the Woods, NBC's The Sound of Music Live!, "The Good Wife," "Go On"), based on her smash hit New York cabaret (and new CD) In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention. Nina Doede, Deni Jacobs, and Sheryl White serve as Co-Chairs of the 2014 Globe Gala. Leading underwriters include Audrey Geisel,Darlene Marcos Shiley, Conrad Prebys and Debra Turner, and Sheryl and Harvey White. (more...)

Laura Benanti to Headline 2014 Globe Gala, SUMMER SPLENDOR, This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Old Globe will host the 2014 Globe Gala on Saturday, July 26 in support of the theatre's education and artistic programs. The annual event will feature a one-night-only performance by Broadway veteran and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, Into the Woods, NBC's The Sound of Music Live!, 'The Good Wife,' 'Go On'), based on her smash hit New York cabaret (and new CD) In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention. Nina Doede, Deni Jacobs, and Sheryl White serve as Co-Chairs of the 2014 Globe Gala. (more...)

Tickets to NJPAC's 2014 Gala, Featuring Laura Benanti, Barbara Cook, Patina Miller & More, On Sale 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Women's Association of NJPAC presents Nothin' Like A Dame featuring Tony Award winning performers Laura Benanti (Gypsy), Barbara Cook (Music Man), Patina Miller (Pippin) and Faith Prince (Guys and Dolls) and Special Guests: "Honorary Dame" Brian d'Arcy James (Shrek): Musical Director, Sirius XM Personality Seth Rudetsky Musical Director and Sirius XM Personality Seth Rudetsky on Saturday September 27, 2014 at 7PM in Prudential Hall. Tickets for Nothin' Like A Dame go on sale Friday, July 25th at 10AM and at the Box Office at 12 Noon. Reserve your performance only tickets at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) and for full Gala tickets or sponsorships including cocktail reception, dinner, dancing and valet parking call (973) 353-7043 or email womensassociation@njpac.org. (more...)

BIG BANG STARS Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar to Make Wizard World Debuts at Chicago Comic Con
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, two of the stars of the long-running hit Emmy nominated TV series 'The Big Bang Theory,' will make their respective first Wizard World appearances at Chicago Comic Con (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stage Door's ODD COUPLE Brings Nuanced Laughs to Classic Comedy
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 18, 2014

Perhaps no modern play has been so engrained in our country's consciousness over the past five decades as Neil Simon's classic comedy, THE ODD COUPLE. That fact notwithstanding, Stage Door Players' production, running now through August 3rd, still finds new and inventive ways to entertain. The production, directed by Shelly McCook, stars Stage Door's Artistic Director Robert Egizio as uptight Felix Unger, and the Atlanta Lyric Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Alan Kilpatrick as the slovenly Oscar Madison. Oscar takes in his best friend Felix after he is kicked out by his wife, despite the fact that the two have little in common, other than their weekly poker game. (more...)

BRIDESMAIDS & More Set for ABC Family's Summer Crush Programming
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Starting on Friday, July 25th, ABC Family launches Summer Crush, the network's sixth-annual summer-programming event filled with all-day movies, including classics such as "Pretty in Pink" and "The Breakfast Club" and new hits like the ABC Family premiere of "Bridesmaids." (more...)

Showtime to Premiere Season 4 of WEB THERAPY, 10/22
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Everyone's favorite online therapist, played by Emmy Award winner Lisa Kudrow, will dole out more horrible advice on the fourth season of WEB THERAPY, premiering on Wednesday, October 22nd at 11 P.M. ET/PT. (more...)

National Geographic Channel Brings Together The Captivating Stories Of Unexpected Newsmakers In The '90s: The Last Great Decade?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ History can happen any day, anytime, anywhere and to anyone. That's a lesson learned by some of the unexpected newsmakers for National Geographic Channel's upcoming three-night miniseries event, The '90s: The Last Great Decade?, narrated by Rob Lowe. Among the 120 participants sharing firsthand aspects of their stories of their unanticipated brushes with fame in new, original interviews are: (more...)

National Geographic Channel to Air 90S: THE LAST GREAT DECADE?, 7/6
by TV News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

History can happen any day, anytime, anywhere and to anyone. That's a lesson learned by some of the unexpected newsmakers for National Geographic Channel's upcoming three-night miniseries event (more...)

Sarah Paulson, Garret Dillahunt, Elizabeth Reaser and More Star in Bay Street Theatre's CONVICTION World Premiere, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Bay Street Theatre presents the World Premiere of CONVICTION (Today, May 27-June 15) by Carey Crim and directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street's new Artistic Director. The production is co-produced by Bay Street Theatre, Rubicon Theatre in California, Dead Posh Productions, London and Canada's Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. (more...)

CTV Powers Up With Acquisition of 11 New Series for 2014/15 Primetime Lineup
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2014

Buzz, pedigree, and power. CTV announced today it has acquired the most-buzzed about and sought-after new programs of the season for its 2014/15 primetime schedule following the conclusion of the L.A. Screenings earlier this week (more...)

Broadway's Laura Benanti Signs with Top Talent Agency CAA
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Tony Winner Laura Benanti has signed with top talent agency CAA. (more...)

Jason Alexander & More Set for Nat Geo's THE '90'S: THE LAST GREAT DECADE?, 7/6
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2014

They had us singing, laughing, crying, cheering and reflecting, sometimes all at the same time. (more...)

CBS Unveils 2014-15 Primetime Schedule!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 14, 2014

CBS today unveiled its 2014-2015 primetime schedule, featuring eight new series with five to launch in the fall as well as the premiere of NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL on the Network. (more...)

Vanessa Bell Calloway Stars in LETTERS FROM ZORA at Pasadena Playhouse, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announced today that they will present the hit production of Gabrielle Pina's LETTERS FROM ZORA, in association with One Pearl and a Sphinx. The production, which returns by poplular demand, will play a limited engagement of eight performances and stars Vanessa Bell Calloway. LETTERS FROM ZORA is directed by Anita Dashiell-Sparks with original music composed by Ron McCurdy. Performances run today, May 10 - 18, 2014 with a press opening on Sunday, May 11 at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

CBS Orders MADAM SECRETARY, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, THE ODD COUPLE, THE MCCARTHYS & More to Series
by TV News Desk - May 09, 2014


Tony Winner Laura Benanti Set for Orlando Cabaret Festival, 5/9-10
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

Laura brings her highly acclaimed show In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention to the Orlando Cabaret Festival May 9 & 10. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Laura Benanti Talks NURSE JACKIE, SOUND OF MUSIC & B'Way Return
by Caryn Robbins - May 02, 2014

Benanti spoke exclusively to BWW about her guest starring role, her recent experience on NBC's live presentation of The Sound of Music and the possibilty that she will soon return to her 'true love,' the Broadway stage! (more...)

Tony Winner Laura Benanti to Play The Cabaret, 6/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Celebrating the release of her brand new CD, Live at 54 Below, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti, bares all in an evening filled with amusing stories, mesmerizing melodies and a dab of self-deprecating humor. This kooky and sexy Broadway and TV star will feature an eclectic range of music from the Great American Songbook to popular songs of today. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Tony-Winner Julie White Talks NURSE JACKIE, Benanti, McDonald, Schwartz, Huffman, and What's Next
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 25, 2014

Most actors can only dream of having the career Julie White has had. A Tony-winner for 2006's THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED, White spent five years on TV's GRACE UNDER FIRE, starred in the mega-hit TRANSFORMERS franchise and the Academy Award winning LINCOLN, and on TV with FRIEND's Matthew Perry and fellow Tony-winner Laura Benanti in GO ON. White can now be seen on Showtime's NURSE JACKIE, where she plays Tony-nominee Edie Falco's AA sponsor. I spoke to her the Friday before Easter as she was preparing to head up to her fixer-upper outside the city to prune roses and pile up leaves with her good friend Tony-winner Cady Huffman. (more...)

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