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Alex Breaux and Madeline Weinstein Join Roundabout's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced additional casting for The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry,' Maggie Gyllenhaal as 'Annie,' Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max.' Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play The Real Thing, directed by Sam Gold begins preview performances on Thursday, October 2, 2014 and opens officially on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42ndStreet). This is a limited engagement. The cast also includes Alex Breaux as 'Brodie' and Madeline Weinstein as 'Debbie.' Final casting to be announced. (more...)

OLYMPICS UBER ALLES Begins Limited Off-Broadway Run Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Franaleo Productions will present the Off-Broadway premiere of Samuel J. Bernstein and Marguerite Krupp's Olympics Über Alles, beginning a limited engagement tomorrow, Wednesday August 27th at St. Luke's Theater (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Debra Whitfield directs a cast that features Jim DiMunno Tim Dowd, Michael Engberg, Amy Handra, Darrell Purcell, Joshua Quat, Stewart A. Schneck, and Jenn Susi. This limited run continues through September 21st only. Olympics Über Alles will have scenic and lighting design by Duane Pagano with costume design by Janice O'Donnell and sound and projections design by Paul Bourgeois. The performance runs two hours including intermission. (more...)

Indie Film GO FOR SISTERS Out on DVD 8/19
by Movies News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Freestyle Digital Media has set August 19th, 2014 for the DVD release of the thrilling feature film GO FOR SISTERS from two-time Academy Award-nominee John Sayles (LONE STAR, MATEWAN, EIGHT MEN OUT). Starring LisaGay Hamilton, Yolonda Ross and Edward James Olmos, GO FOR SISTERS was written, edited, and directed by Sayles, and was produced by Edward James Olmos, Alejandro Springall, and Peter Bobrow. (more...)

GO FOR SISTERS Set for 8/19 DVD Release
by Movies News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Freestyle Digital Media has set August 19th, 2014 for the DVD release of the thrilling feature film GO FOR SISTERS from two-time Academy Award-nominee John Sayles (LONE STAR, MATEWAN, EIGHT MEN OUT). Starring LisaGay Hamilton, Yolonda Ross and Edward James Olmos, GO FOR SISTERS was written, edited, and directed by Sayles, and was produced by Edward James Olmos, Alejandro Springall, and Peter Bobrow. (more...)

FALCON RISING Unveils New Poster, Trailer; Film Hits Theaters 9/5
by Movies News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Freestyle Digital Media (FDM) and Freestyle Releasing announce that they have concluded a deal to release the Brazilian-set action thriller FALCON RISING. The film, which stars Michael Jai White (THE DARK KNIGHT, SPAWN), Laila Ali ('American Gladiators,' 'Daddy's Girl') and Neal McDonough ('Justified,' MINORITY REPORT), was produced by Etchie Stroh and Shahar Stroh, directed by Ernie Barbarash and is slated for a theatrical release on September 5th, 2014 with VOD bowing one day earlier. Check out the latest poster (left) and trailer (below)! (more...)

OLYMPICS ÜBER ALLES Begins Performances 8/27 at St. Luke's Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Samuel J. Bernstein and Marguerite Krupp's Olympics Über Alles Begins a Limited Engagement August 27th atSt. Luke's Theater Debra Whitfield Directs this Story of Jewish-American Runners Marty Glickman and Sam Stoller at the 1936 'Nazi Olympics' (more...)

JAKE SQUARED, With Virginia Madsen and Elias Koteas, to Hit Theaters 8/15; Watch the Trailer!
by Movies News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Freestyle Releasing and Freestyle Digital Media (FDM) announced today that they have acquired theatrical and all DVD/VOD rights to JAKE SQUARED, the existential comedy from writer/director Howard Goldberg (director of Sundance Festival favorite EDEN). Watch the trailer below! (more...)

VIDEO: New Trailer for Baseball Comedy 108 STITCHES
by Movies News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Freestyle Releasing and Freestyle Digital Media (FDM) announced today that they have acquired theatrical and all DVD/VOD rights to 108 STITCHES, the baseball comedy from writer/director David Rountree and co-writer Jake Katofsky. The film features Josh Blue ('Last Comic Standing' winner), Dat Phan ('Last Comic Standing' winner), Erin Cahill (POWER RANGERS), Larry Thomas ('Seinfeld's' Soup Nazi) and Bruce Davison (X-MEN), with a special appearance by baseball legend Roger Clemens. 108 STITCHES was co-written and produced by Jake Katofsky, with producers that also include Jeff Katofsky and J.P. Pierce. The film is slated for a theatrical and VOD release on September 12th, 2014. Check out the trailer below! (more...)

Caissie Levy, Melissa Leo and More Set for Planet Connections Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

The 2014 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Gala 'One Acts for a Cause' is set to take place tonight, June 22 at 7:30pm at the East 13th Street Theater (136 East 13th Street). (more...)

Actor and Director Mark Webber Confirmed as Speaker in 2014 FEST
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2014

You probably know him as the lead singer of the fictional punk band 'Sex Bob-Omb' in Edgar Wright's 'Scott Pilgrim vs. The World' where Mark was one of the main actors of the film but Mark Webber is a young actor and director with a 15 year old carreer. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for JERSEY BOYS' New York City Film Screening!
by Walter McBride - Jun 10, 2014

The film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical JERSEY BOYS will hit theaters on June 20th. Directed by Clint Eastwood, JERSEY BOYS, written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, features the music and lyrics of Bob Gaudio & Bob Crewe. Just yesterday, the Angelo Galasso House at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue) hosted a special New York City screening of the new film, and BroadwayWorld was there for the big event. Check out red carpet coverage below! (more...)

Australian Actress Teresa Palmer Confirmed as Speaker in FEST- Last 24 Hours to Register!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

It is with great pleasure that we announce Australian actress Teresa Palmer as a speaker at FEST - Training Ground 2014. Passes for the full week of masterclasses and workshops start at 59 euros. Deadline 1st June, 24 hours to register: www.fest.pt. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler Hosts New York Restoration Project's 13th Annual Spring Picnic!
by Walter McBride - May 30, 2014

In 1994, Bette Midler returned to New York after nearly 20 years in Los Angeles, and started the New York Restoration Project, a non-profit organization devoted to bringing abandoned and neglected parks, gardens, and open spaces in all five boroughs back to life. NYRP includes the beautiful New Leaf Cafe in Fort Tryon Park as part of its success, and is committed to helping restore parks and gardens devastated by Hurricane Sandy. The organization just held its 13th Annual Spring Picnic and you can check out full coverage below! (more...)

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE Editor Chris Dickens Set for Master Class at FEST - TRAINING GROUND 2014, Running June 24-30
by Movies News Desk - May 23, 2014

It is with huge satisfaction that we announce the addition of Film Editor Chris Dickens to our speakers list. Film editor extraordinaire, Dickens' ground breaking editing style has carved his name in film history. (more...)

Caissie Levy, Melissa Leo & More Set for Planet Connections Gala, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Casting has been announced for the 2014 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Gala 'One Acts for a Cause' set to take place on Sunday, June 22 at 7:30pm at the East 13th Street Theater (136 East 13th Street).The evening, which will benefit the non-profit NYC food services agency City Harvest, will feature Academy Award-winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter)?, three-time Tony Award nominee Mary Beth Hurt (Crimes of the Heart, films The World According to Garp & The Age of Innocence), Caissie Levy (currently starring as Fantine in LES MISERABLES), Phoebe Strole (Spring Awakening, Glee), Jonathan Walker (Rocky, The Assembled Parties), Eric Lenox Abrams (All The Way), Kellie Overbey (The Coast of Utopia) Tina Benko (Irena's Vow, Top Girls) & Andrew Garman (Salome with Al Pacino), Obie Award-winners Russell G. Jones (Ruined) & ?Eisa Davis (Sustained Excellence, Passing Strange), and Courtney Thomas (Eve Ensler's Emotional Creature), Jon Norman Schneider (The Architecture of Being) and Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Ruined, Chappelle's Show). (more...)

BREAKING: FOX Announces Fall 2014 Schedule and New Portfolio of Content
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2014

Kevin Reilly, Chairman, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), today unveiled the FOX portfolio of content for the 2014-2015 television season to the national advertising community during its annual Programming Presentation at the Beacon Theatre. (more...)

Natalie Merchant Releases New Self-Titled Album
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

Today Nonesuch Records releases Natalie Merchant's highly anticipated new self-titled album. The recording is the multi-platinum singer's sixth solo collection, and her first of entirely original songs in 13 years. (more...)

25th Anniversary of SVA's Dusty Film & Animation Festival Set for 5/10 - 5/13 - Free For All to Attend
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Dusty Film & Animation Festival, May 10-13, 2014, announced today by Reeves Lehmann, chair of the BFA Film and Video and BFA Animation departments at the School of Visual Arts, New York City, and Annie Flocco, festival producer, SVA faculty member and independent film producer. (more...)

Natalie Merchant Releases New Self-Titled Album Today
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

Nonesuch Records will release Natalie Merchant's new self-titled album today, May 6, 2014. (more...)

Natalie Merchant Set to Release New Album 5/6
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

Nonesuch Records will release Natalie Merchant's new self-titled album on May 6, 2014. (more...)

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