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BWW Feature: Broadway Couple Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard Launch MARRIED TO BROADWAY Masterclass TourBWW Feature: Broadway Couple Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard Launch MARRIED TO BROADWAY Masterclass Tour
by Kyle Christopher West - Mar 25, 2017

Between their two lofty resumes, Broadway husband-and-wife duo Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard have a grand total of 15 Broadway credits to their names. Adding in their multiple film/TV credits and cast recordings, the phrase 'triple threat' couldn't be a better fit to define their talents. And with the skills they've honed on 'the boards,' the couple is eager to support the next generation of Broadway gypsies through their new training program: 'Married to Broadway.' (more...)

Gabriele Ciampi Releases New Album, IN DREAMS AWAKE, TodayGabriele Ciampi Releases New Album, IN DREAMS AWAKE, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Contemporary and soundtrack composer, Gabriele Ciampi, is releasing a new album world-wide entitled 'In Dreams Awake' by Universal Music Italy. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Receive Victory Dance Project's Woman of Valor AwardChita Rivera to Receive Victory Dance Project's Woman of Valor Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Victory Dance Project, under the Artistic Direction of Amy Jordan, will celebrate its third anniversary with three performances, running June 15 - 18 at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center. The season will open with a Celebration honoring Broadway legend Chita Rivera, who will be presented with the company's "Woman of Valor Award." The program, entitled From This Movement On will also include a world premiere choreographed by Jordan, as well pieces from the company's repertory. (more...)

Scoop: MASTERCHEF on FOX - Thursday, March 16, 2017Scoop: MASTERCHEF on FOX - Thursday, March 16, 2017
by - Mar 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on MASTERCHEF, airing on FOX on Thursday, March 16, 2017! (more...)

Travis Wall and Break the Floor Productions AFTER THE CURTAIN Comes to Shea StageTravis Wall and Break the Floor Productions AFTER THE CURTAIN Comes to Shea Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

TRAVIS WALL and BREAK THE FLOOR PRODUCTIONS are pleased to bring their second show by America's hottest dance company, Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND, After The Curtain to Shea's Buffalo Theatre on Sunday, March 5 at 6 p.m.  For tickets($30-$75) call 1-800-745-3000, go toticketmaster.com or the Shea's Box Office.  For more information, visit www.sheas.org. (more...)

BWW Review: Nikka Graff Lanzarone Steps into the Spotlight, Paying Tribute to Her Role Models in HERO WORSHIP at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW Review: Nikka Graff Lanzarone Steps into the Spotlight, Paying Tribute to Her Role Models in HERO WORSHIP at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Casey Mink - Mar 2, 2017

If Nikka Graff Lanzarone was going to make sure of one thing through her Feinstein's/54 Below debut show HERO WORSHIP on February 23, it was that her audience would leave knowing how to properly say her name. Lanzarone, a true-blue triple threat who most recently starred in the Off-Broadway production of SWEET CHARITY, comes from a long line of show business royalty. She, like anyone born and raised on performance, wholly acknowledges the influence of her predecessors (both within and outside of her family) on her genetic and performative makeup. Thus emerged the concept of her solo show. Using the sentient direction of Robbie Rozelle, Lanzarone pieced together through songs and video accompaniment a stroll through her life and burgeoning career, filling the show with exuberance and laughter, vocal prowess and, unexpectedly, a few tears. (more...)

Obamas to Publish Books With Penguin Random HouseObamas to Publish Books With Penguin Random House
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Penguin Random House announced in a statement that they will 'publish forthcoming books by former President of the United States Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama.'  Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but the Financial Times reported the bidding auction ranged over $60 million.  (more...)

Fruits And Veggies Go Big With More Than 85 CelebritiesFruits And Veggies Go Big With More Than 85 Celebrities
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

FNV, a first of its kind national brand, has signed on major celebrities like Stephen and Ayesha Curry, Cam Newton, Cindy Crawford, Jessica Alba, Kristen Bell, and Victor Cruz as the brand continues to build a fresh and bold movement behind fruits and veggies. Of the $2 billion per year spent on advertising food & beverages to youth, less than one percent is spent on healthier foods. Now, celebrities are gracing billboards, infiltrating internet radio and dominating newsfeeds to give fruits and veggies some skin in the game. (more...)

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Sitar Arts Center's ExpansionRibbon Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Sitar Arts Center's Expansion
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

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Top 20 Junior Home Cooks Revealed on MASTERCHEF JUNIORTop 20 Junior Home Cooks Revealed on MASTERCHEF JUNIOR
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Last night on MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, 12 young chef-testants joined eight previously announced junior home cooks to comprise this season's Top 20 finalists. (more...)

Scoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 2/17 - 2/23 on NBCScoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 2/17 - 2/23 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Feb 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 2/17 - 2/23, airing on NBC (more...)

Scoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 2/16 - 2/22 on NBCScoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 2/16 - 2/22 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Feb 16, 2017

Get all the scoop on TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 2/16 - 2/22, airing on NBC (more...)

Travis Wall's Shaping Sound presents AFTER THE CURTAINTravis Wall's Shaping Sound presents AFTER THE CURTAIN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

TRAVIS WALL and BREAK THE FLOOR PRODUCTIONS are pleased to present the second work by America's hottest dance company, TRAVIS WALL'S SHAPING SOUND. After The Curtain will begin touring March 1, 2017 in Utica, New York and will play 19 cities with a Vancouver premiere on March 25, 2017 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. (more...)

60 MINUTE's Bill Whitaker Named Winner of Radio Television Digital News Foundation Award60 MINUTE's Bill Whitaker Named Winner of Radio Television Digital News Foundation Award
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Bill Whitaker, the veteran CBS newsman and 60 MINUTES correspondent, will be honored with the Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award, the Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNF) announced. Whitaker will receive the award at the RTDNF's annual First Amendment Awards dinner on March 14 in Washington, D.C. (more...)

Diego Luna & Vincente Fox Set for 'CONAN Without Borders: Made in Mexico' on TBSDiego Luna & Vincente Fox Set for 'CONAN Without Borders: Made in Mexico' on TBS
by TV News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Star Wars: Rouge One star Diego Luna and former Mexican President Vincente Fox will join Conan O'Brien during the late-night host's newest primetime special, CONAN Without Borders: Made in Mexico. (more...)

Travis Wall and Break the Floor Productions Announce AFTER THE CURTAINTravis Wall and Break the Floor Productions Announce AFTER THE CURTAIN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

TRAVIS WALL and BREAK THE FLOOR PRODUCTIONS are pleased to announce additional dates in the 2017 national tour of the new show by America's hottest dance company, Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND.  After The Curtain will begin touring March 1st in Utica, New York and play eighteen cities and then will resume in June with thirteen additional cities on the tour. The show will return to the Duke Energy Center on June 15th at 8pm.  Tickets go on sale Friday, February 10 at 10am. (more...)

Michael Kors to Talk Superstar Fashion Lines & More on CBS SUNDAY MORNING, 2/6Michael Kors to Talk Superstar Fashion Lines & More on CBS SUNDAY MORNING, 2/6
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Famed designer Michael Kors has created classic looks for superstars, but he also designs clothes for more budget-minded buyers, and despite the price difference he has the same goals in mind for all his creations, he tells Rita Braver in an interview for CBS SUNDAY MORNING (more...)

Scholastic To Publish Activism Book By 12 Year OldScholastic To Publish Activism Book By 12 Year Old
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Scholastic (SCHL), the global children's publishing, education, and media company, has acquired world rights to an activism book written by Marley Dias, the 12 year-old social activist behind #1000BlackGirlBooksan international movement to collect and donate children's books that feature Black girls as the lead character.Marley is using her voice to advocate for social justice, a commitment reflected by her ambitious life goals: she dreams of becoming an editor of her very own magazine and plans to use media to spread positive messages and to perpetuate more socially conscious pop culture. The book will be published in Spring 2018 by Scholastic Press. (more...)

Anthony Anderson to Host 48th NAACP Image Awards; Harvard's Charles J. Ogletree Jr. to Be HonoredAnthony Anderson to Host 48th NAACP Image Awards; Harvard's Charles J. Ogletree Jr. to Be Honored
by TV News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The NAACP announced today, Harvard Law professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., who taught Barack and Michelle Obama, will be honored with the prestigious NAACP Chairman's Award (more...)

VIDEO: Sheryl Lee Ralph Gushes on Broadway's WICKED on 'Wendy Williams'VIDEO: Sheryl Lee Ralph Gushes on Broadway's WICKED on 'Wendy Williams'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Legendary DREAMGIRL Sheryl Lee Ralph stopped by this week's WENDY WILLIAMS to talk about starring in the hit Broadway musical, WICKED. (more...)

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