Neil Gaiman News

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 23rd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 23, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's the Chicago Summer Musical Theater Guide! With half the summer gone, our stages still burn bright with great showtune entertainment. Here's a rundown, from downtown to Indiana, to west and north. We've got 24 productions to keep your spirits up from now till Labor Day! (more...)

Elle Fanning to Lead Film Adaptation of Neil Gaiman's HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES
by Movies News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Elle Fanning (Maleficent) is set to star in an upcoming film adaptation of Neil Gaiman's short story HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES. John Cameron Mitchell will direct from a script by Philippa Goslett and Mitchell. (more...)

Aasif Mandvi, MODERN FAMILY's Steven Levitan, THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR and More Set for 2014-15 Arts & Ideas at JCCSF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) takes pride in announcing the 2014-15 Arts and Ideas Season; an exciting line-up of today's acclaimed writers, food experts, renowned scientists and thinkers, as well as fascinating entertainers. Theatrical and musical highlights in the first half of the season include The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt, rock icon Amanda Palmer and actor Richard Chamberlain. (more...)

Naked Girls Reading to Present OUR FUNNY BONE, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

We want to tickle your fancy and your funny bone! Join us as the Naked Girls read their favorite memoirs, tales and funny stories by the world's most memorable jokesters! Cherokee Rose is delighted to join Gigi Holliday, Cherie Sweetbottom, Alice Darling and Special Guest Claire Voltaire from Portland, Oregon, forNaked Girls Reading Presents: Our Funny Bone at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, July 25, 2014 at the DC Arts Center. (more...)

Rogue Artists Ensemble Takes HYPERBOLE: BARD On Tour, 7/26-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Rogue Artists EnsembleShakespeare remixed! Los Angeles' award-winning art collective Rogue Artists Ensemble takes its latest creation, HYPERBOLE: bard on tour to Orange County, Culver City, West Hollywood, Oakland, San Francisco and Oregon July 26 through Aug. 24. (more...)

Starz Gives Adaptation of Neil Gaiman's AMERICAN GODS Script-to-Series Commitment; Bryan Fuller Boards as Showrunner
by TV News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Starz has announced a script to series development of FremantleMedia North America's (FMNA) adaptation of Neil Gaiman's acclaimed urban fantasy novel 'American Gods.' The pilot script will be penned by Bryan Fuller ('Hannibal,' 'Pushing Daisies,' 'Heroes') and Michael Green ('The River,' 'Kings,' 'Heroes'), who will also showrun the series. They will executive produce along with Gaiman. FremantleMedia North America will produce the series. (more...)

Mike Daisey, Julie Klausner, Catie Lazarus & More Set for Joe's Pub, 6/25-7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its lineup for June 25-July 6, including JULIE KLAUSNER'S CABARET SITUATION, MIKE DAISEY: YES THIS MAN, CATIE LAZARUS: THE EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH SHOW, LEONID FEDOROV AND VLADIMIR VOLKOV, SHARABI FEAT. MANU NARAYAN, FRANK LONDON & DEEP SINGH, DUSTBOWL REVIVAL - KARSH KALE: COLLECTIVE SESSIONS, SYMPHONIC SUNDAYS W/ MOTHER FALCON & TODD REYNOLDS FOURPLAY STRING QUARTET. (more...)

Hudson Booksellers Features Exclusive Edition of Neil Gaiman Paperback
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Hudson Booksellers, a brand unit of travel retailer Hudson Group, announces that a special edition of The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, is now available exclusively from Hudson. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 4th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 04, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Jeff Awards, Theo Ubique's future plans, Jennifer Hudson performs, 'Damn Yankees' at LOW, 'The Beverly Hillbillies,' 'Coraline,' 'The Last Ship' and the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival debut, 'Spelling Bee' starts, 'Avenue Q' extends and BroadwayWorld Chicago hosts a Tony Party! (more...)

Naked Girls Reading to Present Neil Gaiman, 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

There are so many Father's worthy of praise but how many have been presented with, to name just a few; a Newbery Medal, Hugo Award and both an Academy and Golden Globe Nomination? You guessed it, our literary father of the month, Neil Gaiman! Sorry Dad's. Cherokee Rose, is delighted to return to the DC Arts Center with Gigi Holliday, Cherie Sweetbottom and Alice Darling to read the accumulated work of Neil Gaiman on 6/21 at 10pm. (more...)

PULSE FESTIVAL: A Credible, Likeable Superstar
by Guest Blogger: Pulse Festival - May 28, 2014

Hi this is Bryony Kimmings. I am an artist, I am an activist and I am an aunty. All the A's! About a year ago I invented a pop-star with my nine-year-old niece as a protest against the sexualisation of childhood through popular culture. (more...)

Bookworks Presents Today's Shelf Awareness for Readers
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Graduation season is upon us, and with it, commencement speeches. With any luck, every graduate will be moved by his or her commencement speaker to look at the big, daunting world and go forth with confidence; for those not so lucky, a few favored speeches of recent years are available in print. (more...)

Black Button Eyes Productions to Present CORALINE, 8/8-9/6
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Black Button Eyes Productions presents the Midwest Premiere of "Coraline," a musical by Stephin Merritt and David Greenspan, adapted from the novel by Neil Gaiman, at City Lit Theater in Chicago, at 1020 W Bryn Mawn Ave, August 8 - Sept 6. "Coraline," directed by Edward Rutherford with music direction from Nick Sula, begins previews August 8, press opening is August 9; show runs through September 6. For more information, visit CoralineChicago.com. (more...)

Denis O'Hare to Join John Cameron Mitchell for A GOOD READ Lit Series at Joe's Pub, 6/3 & 11
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Joe's Pub at The Public presents A Good Read, a new ongoing no-frills reading series of classic works of prose and poetry curated by writer and actor John Cameron Mitchell. On Tuesday, June 3 and Wednesday, June 11 at 7:00 PM, actor Denis O'Hare will join Mitchell for Volume 2: Luminous Nictitation - an Evening of Russian Metafictional Absurdity at Joe's Pub. The actors will perform two-hander adaptations of works by Vladimir Nabokov. Tickets ($20) are available online and at The Public Theater Box Office (425 Lafayette, NYC, 212-967-7555). (more...)

Denver Comic Con Adds “Defiance” Stars
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Denver Comic Con and Literary Conference (DCC), a program of Comic Book Classroom (CBC) designed to help promote literacy through pop culture, today announced Grant Bowler and Stephanie Leonidas of SyFy's "Defiance" will be in attendance. (more...)

Oyster Announces Growth of ebook Catalog To More Than Half A Million Titles
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

NEW YORK, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Oyster, the unlimited ebook subscription service, today announced their library of ebooks has reached more than 500,000 titles, including best sellers, award-winners and popular series. The milestone comes after an expanded partnership with HarperCollins to add 10,000 new titles from the publisher to the app, in addition to newly inked deals with more than 500 publishers. Oyster now features more than 1,600 publishing partners. (more...)

Blue Raincoat to Return to the Traverse with FIRST COSMONAUT, June 5-7
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

Blue Raincoat Theatre Company return to the Traverse in June with their new play, First Cosmonaut, marking the Irish company's fifth consecutive year performing at the Edinburgh venue. (more...)

Symphony Space Hosts FIDDLER AT 50 Gala Honoring Sheldon Harnick Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Tonight, April 28, Symphony Space will host its spring gala, Fiddler at 50, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Stephanie J. Block, Christian Hebel & More Set for FIDDLER AT 50 Symphony Space Gala, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

On April 28, Symphony Space will host its spring gala, Fiddler at 50, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof. The evening will honor Sheldon Harnick, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist behind the iconic musical. Symphony Space's Gala is co-chaired by Lenore Davis and Amy Wilson. Honorary co-chairs for the evening are Mary Rodgers Guettel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Harold Prince, and Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Named Honorary Co-Chairs of Symphony Space's Gala Honoring Sheldon Harnick, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

On April 28, Symphony Space will host its spring gala, Fiddler at 50, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof. The evening will honor Sheldon Harnick, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist behind the iconic musical. Symphony Space's Gala is co-chaired by Lenore Davis and Amy Wilson. Honorary co-chairs for the evening are Mary Rodgers Guettel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Harold Prince, and Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

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