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Michael Keaton, Taraji P. Henson to Host SNL This April; Carley Rae Jepson to Make Musical DebutMichael Keaton, Taraji P. Henson to Host SNL This April; Carley Rae Jepson to Make Musical Debut
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Michael Keaton will host SNL for the third time on April 4. Keaton was recently nominated for an Academy Award for his work in Best Picture winner 'Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance),' and will next star in the upcoming feature films, 'Spotlight' and 'Minions.' (more...)

BIRDMAN Composer Antonio Sanchez Announces Two New AlbumsBIRDMAN Composer Antonio Sanchez Announces Two New Albums
by Movies News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

2014 proved to be a landmark year for drummer/composer/bandleader Antonio Sánchez. Long one of the most acclaimed and in-demand drummers of his generation (more...)

LOVE SONGS PLAYAROUND SHAKESPEARE Runs 3/26-27 in Ann ArborLOVE SONGS PLAYAROUND SHAKESPEARE Runs 3/26-27 in Ann Arbor
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

LOVE SONGS PLAYAROUND SHAKESPEARE combines the lyrical and romantic songs from a new contemporary musical, LOVE SONGS-A Musical (Music & Lyrics by Steven Cagan, veteran composer/conductor, DREAMGIRLS Musical Director), with some of Shakespeare's most passionate, poetic love scenes, enhanced by modern visual technology and dance. (more...)

Emma Stone, AMERICAN SNIPER Top 2015 MTV MOVIE AWARD Nominees; Full List Revealed!Emma Stone, AMERICAN SNIPER Top 2015 MTV MOVIE AWARD Nominees; Full List Revealed!
by Movies News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

MTV today revealed the nominees for the '2015 MTV Movie Awards,' setting the stage for an epic battle at the only awards show where Guardians of the Galaxy will go head-to-head with an American Sniper and fierce females, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone (more...)

Showtime Announces 2015 Spring ProgrammingShowtime Announces 2015 Spring Programming
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Today, Showtime announced its 2015 Spring Programming, which includes the seventh and final season of NURSE JACKIE, the new series HAPPY and the return of PENNY DREADFUL. (more...)

BIRDMAN Plot Inspires Hugh Jackman to Play Wolverine 'Until I Die'BIRDMAN Plot Inspires Hugh Jackman to Play Wolverine 'Until I Die'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

This week's New York Times In Performance video features Patrick Mulryan, singing the number “Giants in the Sky” from the Fiasco Theater's production of the Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

Julie Andrews Says She 'Has a New Friend' in Lady Gaga Following Oscars PerformanceJulie Andrews Says She 'Has a New Friend' in Lady Gaga Following Oscars Performance
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Lady Gaga and Academy Award winner Julie Andrews are fast friends. (more...)

Gaga's SOUND OF MUSIC Tribute Dominates Social Media; Tweets Midler: 'The Girl Can Sing Anything!!'Gaga's SOUND OF MUSIC Tribute Dominates Social Media; Tweets Midler: 'The Girl Can Sing Anything!!'
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Lady Gaga's rousing musical tribte to THE SOUND OF MUSIC, a film celebrating its 50th Anniversary, dominated social media during last night's broadcast of the 87th Annual Academy Awards. (more...)

BIRDMAN Wins the OSCAR for Best PictureBIRDMAN Wins the OSCAR for Best Picture
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

BIRDMAN has won the Academy Award for Best Picture. (more...)

BIRDMAN, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, and More Lead the 87th Annual Academy Awards- ALL THE WINNERS!BIRDMAN, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, and More Lead the 87th Annual Academy Awards- ALL THE WINNERS!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2015

The 87th Oscars will be held TONIGHT, Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m., ET/4 p.m., PT. The Oscars, produced by Zadan and Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you ALL the nominees and winners. (more...)

BWW Live Recap: Theatre Stars Front and Center at 87th Academy AwardsBWW Live Recap: Theatre Stars Front and Center at 87th Academy Awards
by Matt Smith - Feb 22, 2015

It's that time of year again! Hollywood heavyweights are flocking to the Dolby Theatre this afternoon to attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards. Like the Golden Globes, presented earlier this year, the roster of nominees are primarily made up of film stars (well, duh!) more so than stage actors, but no fear - there are a considerable amount of this year's candidates with strong theatrical credits. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The 2015 OSCAR Nominees - Best ActorPhoto Coverage: The 2015 OSCAR Nominees - Best Actor
by Walter McBride - Feb 22, 2015

The BroadwayWorld family of sites has Oscar night covered. Below, check out photos of this year's nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role! (more...)

BIRDMAN Tops 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards; Winners Announced!BIRDMAN Tops 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards; Winners Announced!
by Movies News Desk - Feb 21, 2015

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards, Los Angeles Film Festival and Film Independent at LACMA, handed out top honors to Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Boyhood, Whiplash and Nightcrawler at this afternoon's 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards. (more...)

VIDEO: Caroll Spinney, SESAME STREET's Big Bird, Spoofs BIRDMANVIDEO: Caroll Spinney, SESAME STREET's Big Bird, Spoofs BIRDMAN
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

In the video below, Caroll Spinney (playing himself and the voice of Big Bird) brings a SESAME STREET twist to the Oscar-nominated film BIRDMAN in the parody 'BIG BIRDMAN, described as: 'A veteran puppeteer, who plays an avian icon, battles his ego and attempts to find his way back to a certain furry and friendly street. This is 'Big Birdman.' Click below! (more...)

BroadwayWorld's Experts Pick Oscar Winners; featuring Randy Rainbow, Michael Paul Smith, MoreBroadwayWorld's Experts Pick Oscar Winners; featuring Randy Rainbow, Michael Paul Smith, More
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 20, 2015

Are you struggling to fill out the top categories in your offic Oscar pool? Well, have no fear, BroadwayWorld is here to help. We have assembled a panel of experts to help narrow things down for you. (more...)

BWW Profile: Oscar-Nominated Emma Stone of Stage and ScreenBWW Profile: Oscar-Nominated Emma Stone of Stage and Screen
by Jeffrey Walker - Feb 19, 2015

Emma Stone's star is on the rise. The 27-year old actress has been a sought after leading lady for several years. Her Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for the film BIRDMAN is only solidifying her reputation as one of Hollywood's most exciting young actresses of today. She recently ended her run on Broadway as the iconic Sally Bowles in the revival of CABARET, fulfilling a childhood dream. (more...)

Academy Awards Pet Names RevealedAcademy Awards Pet Names Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

With more than 1,200 insured dogs and cats named 'Oscar' it's no secret that movie goers love pets. In honor of the 87th Academy Awards, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's first and largest provider of pet health insurance, analyzed its database of more than 525,000 insured pets to find the top 10 most common Oscar nominee related pet names. And the nominees are (total number of pets sharing name in parenthesis)....: (more...)

BIRDMAN's Michael Keaton Celebrates Blu-ray/DVD Release with Wing Unveiling & ScreeningBIRDMAN's Michael Keaton Celebrates Blu-ray/DVD Release with Wing Unveiling & Screening
by Movies News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Fox Home Entertainment unveiled a set of custom BIRDMAN wings created by popular pen & ink muralist Kelsey Montague to celebrate the Blu-Ray/DVD release of the film yesterday (more...)

BWW Reviews: Fine Performances Fill 2nd Story's Uninspired SEMINARBWW Reviews: Fine Performances Fill 2nd Story's Uninspired SEMINAR
by Robert Barossi - Feb 13, 2015

It may be something rare when a theater company is able to utilize its two performances spaces at the same time to feature two plays which are extremely similar yet completely different in important ways. Two plays that deal with similar issues and in a sense tell the same story, or kind of story, but execute that story with vastly differing results. Such is the case at 2nd Story Theatre in Warren, where the current production in the UpStage space, Seminar, bares a striking resemblance to the just-closed production that playe din the DownStage space, Collected Stories. While Collected Stories was a finely crafted study of two nuanced and textured characters, Seminar is the exact opposite. This play, written by Theresa Rebeck, doesnt even begin to scratch beneath any surfaces as it deals with four writers who are participating in a writing seminar with a well-known, past-his-prime writer of fiction. As the seminar progresses over the course of a number of weeks, we begin to see conflicts arise as the egos, insecrities, passions, dreams and failures of the writers, young and old, tumble together and clash. (more...)

The Kickback Announces Tour w/ Born Cages & DreamersThe Kickback Announces Tour w/ Born Cages & Dreamers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Chicago's The Kickback spent most of 2014 on the road, touring the country and playing festivals such as Warmfest, Mile of Music, NXNE, AudioTree, CMJ and more. (more...)

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