Michael Dempsey News

OF MICE AND MEN Enters Final 2 Weeks of Performances on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Final 2 weeks to see Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton in John Steinbeck's masterpiece, Of Mice and Men. Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, Of Mice and Men was the first "hit" of the spring, recouping its $3.8 million capitalization in only twelve weeks. The critically acclaimed production opened on Wednesday, April 16, and will play through Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Jon Hamm, Jennifer Westfeldt and Edward Norton Visit OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton star in John Steinbeck's masterpiece about chasing the American dream, OF MICE AND MEN on Broadway. Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, the critically acclaimed production opened on Wednesday, April 16, and will play through Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street). Scroll down for a recent photo of celebs Jon Hamm, Jennifer Westfeldt and Edward Norton visiting backstage with the cast! (more...)

Last 4 Weeks to See James Franco and Chris O'Dowd in OF MICE AND MEN, Now Through 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Final 4 weeks to see Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton in John Steinbeck's masterpiece about chasing the American dream, Of Mice and Men. Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, Of Mice and Men was the first "hit" of the spring, recouping its $3.8 million capitalization in only twelve weeks. The critically acclaimed production opened on Wednesday, April 16, and will play through Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street). (more...)

OF MICE AND MEN Recoups Broadway Investment!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Of Mice and Men, directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro and starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton, recouped its $3.8 million capitalization in just twelve weeks, making it the first of the spring to do so. The critically acclaimed production which opened on Wednesday, April 16 and is now in its final seven weeks on Broadway, shattered the house record at the Longacre Theatre and is the first Broadway production of the spring season to recoup its initial investment. The strictly limited engagement will play through Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street). (more...)

CMT MUSIC AWARDS Celebrates Second Most-Watched Telecast in Franchise History
by TV News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

It was an explosive night in Nashville, as the 2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDS aired live on June 4 with an array of stars from across country, hip hop and Hollywood. (more...)

CMT MUSIC AWARDS Posts Second Most-Watched Telecast Yet
by TV News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

It was an explosive night in Nashville, as the 2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDSaired live on June 4 with an array of stars from across country, hip hop and Hollywood. The 13th annual awards experienced growth across all screens, up +10% from last year with 3.0 million Total Viewers,* to become the second most-watched telecast in franchise history. Last night's CMT MUSIC AWARDS scored a 1.39 among P18-49 L+SD, up +7% from last year, and ranked as the #1 original cable telecast for the day. Across Prime, CMT was the #1 cable network among P18-49, F18-49 and Total Viewer L+SD impressions. (more...)

Luke Brian, Carrie Underwood Among Big Winners at 2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDS; Full List of Winners
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 05, 2014

Carrie Underwood walked away with the CMT MUSIC AWARDS' biggest title of the night, winning VIDEO OF THE YEAR for her hit, 'See You Again,' at last night's star-studded event in Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena. (more...)

2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDS to Air Live from Nashville Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Country music's biggest party will hit Music City tomorrow when the 2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDS airs LIVE at 8:00 p.m. ET from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. (more...)

CMT to Kick Off 2014 MUSIC AWARDS with Full Day of Special Programming
by TV News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

CMT is starting the festivities for the 2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDS early on June 4 with a packed schedule of programming counting down to country's biggest party of the year. (more...)

Kate Walsh, LeAnn Rhimes & More to Present at 2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDS
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2014

The 2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDS will bring an electrifying mix of Hollywood celebrities and country stars to its stage as presenters this year (more...)

Keith Urban, Hunter Hayes & More Join CMT MUSIC AWARDS Performance Line-Up
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2014

Brantley Gilbert, Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, Jake Owen, Jennifer Nettles, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Lee Ann Womack and Little Big Town all take the stage at this year's show (more...)

Emerge Film Festival Comes to Life with Announcement of Final Film Schedule, Award Nominations and Sneak Peek Event
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

Things are heating up for the inaugural Emerge Film Festival, opening on June 13! The Festival board of directors has released the final film schedule, including more than 40 short, documentary and feature films from Maine, the U.S. and the world. Details for the two-day Lewiston/Auburn, Maine event are outlined on the newly developed website: emergefilmfestival.org. (more...)

Danielle Bradbery & More Join CMT MUSIC AWARDS Performers Lineup
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2014

Country music's biggest party of the year is guaranteed to be bigger and better than ever before with the addition of Brett Eldredge, Cole Swindell, Dan + Shay, Danielle Bradbery and more. (more...)

Photo Coverage: OF MICE AND MEN's James Franco, Chris O'Dowd & More Get Sardi's Caricatures
by Walter McBride - May 22, 2014

Just yesterday the cast of OF MICE AND MEN gathered at Sardi's for the official portrait unveilings of for 2014 Tony Award, Drama Desk and Drama League nominee Chris O'Dowd, James Franco, Leighton Meester and Tony Award winner Jim Norton. BroadwayWorld was there for the special occasion and you can check out complete photo coverage below! (more...)

Shelton, Underwood & More Set for 2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDS Line-Up
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2014

The 2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDS promises to be an evening packed with entertainment as Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert are all confirmed to perform at this year's live show. (more...)

Miranda Lambert Leads 2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDS Nominations; Full List Announced
by TV News Desk - May 05, 2014

Country superstar Miranda Lambert dominates the nominations for the 2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDS as she's up for a total of six awards this year (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 12 - April 18
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 18, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a look at the opening night curtain calls for LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, and OF MICE AND MEN - plus a peek into the festivities at this year's Olivier Awards and a look at the cast of WATER BY THE SPOONFUL in action! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside OF MICE AND MEN's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - Apr 17, 2014

The red carpet was filled with Broadway stars last night, as they gathered for opening night of Of Mice and Men, featuring James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, and Leighton Meester. BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet at the Longacre Theatre and you can check out photos from the star-studded theatre arrivals below! (more...)

James Franco Calls Out Ben Brantley for New York Times Review of OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, the new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men officially opened last night, April 16, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre, to mostly positive reviews from the critics. James Franco, who stars as George in the play, wasn't satisfied with a review by New York Times theatre critic Ben Brantley. Franco recently wrote a comment about the review from his official Instagram account (which has since been removed), which was captured by Vanity Fair's Richard Lawson. Franco writes: Sadly Ben Brantley and the NYT have embarrassed themselves. Brantley is such a little bitch he should be working for Gawker.com instead of the paper of record. The theatre community hate him, and for good reason, he's an idiot. (more...)

Photo Coverage: James Franco, Chris O'Dowd & OF MICE AND MEN Company Take Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - Apr 17, 2014

Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, the new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men, featuring James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, and Leighton Meester, just opened last night, April 16, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for all of the opening night festivities and below, you can check out photos from the curtain call! (more...)

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