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SHAKESPEARE(ISH) Set for Hollywood Fringe, 6/8-28SHAKESPEARE(ISH) Set for Hollywood Fringe, 6/8-28
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Shakespeare gets remixed at the Hollywood Fringe Festival! After last summer's successful tour of Southern California, the Bay Area and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Los Angeles' award-winning art collective Rogue Artists Ensemble takes its hit Shakespeare project Shakespeare(ish) to the Fringe, running June 8 through June 28 at Theatre Asylum in Hollywood. (more...)

Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson to Star in John Cameron Mitchell's HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIESNicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson to Star in John Cameron Mitchell's HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES
by Movies News Desk - May 13, 2015

Ruth Wilson, who recently received a Tony nomination for her performance in CONSTELLATIONS, has joined the cast of John Cameron Mitchell's HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES. (more...)

Alan Cumming's Memoir, NOT MY FATHER'S SON, Reveals Life, Career and Dark PastAlan Cumming's Memoir, NOT MY FATHER'S SON, Reveals Life, Career and Dark Past
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

 A beloved star of stage and screen, Alan Cumming's life and career have been shaped by a complex and dark family past - full of troubled memories, kept buried away. But then an unexpected phone call from his long-estranged father brought the pain of the past hurtling back into the present, and unravelled everything he thought he knew about himself.  (more...)

Starz Promotes Ken Segna to Senior Vice President, Original ProgrammingStarz Promotes Ken Segna to Senior Vice President, Original Programming
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Carmi Zlotnik, Managing Director for Starz, announced the promotion of Ken Segna to Senior Vice President, Original Programming. (more...)

Neil Gaiman Partners with BiblioNeil Gaiman Partners with Biblio
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

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Breaking News: John Cameron Mitchell to Receive 2015 Special Tony Award!Breaking News: John Cameron Mitchell to Receive 2015 Special Tony Award!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The Tony Awards® Administration Committee has announced that John Cameron Mitchell will receive the 2015 Special Tony Award. "John's return to 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' is one for the history books. He not only wrote and co-created the role with Stephen Trask - before directing and starring in the film - but returned to Broadway to star as Hedwig this season after a series of rave performances by Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells and Michael C. Hall. This is a remarkable undertaking, and we are honored to recognize his outstanding success with this honor," Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing, and Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League, said. John Cameron Mitchell's New York stage appearances included Broadway's Big River, and the original casts of The Secret Garden (Drama Desk nomination) and Six Degrees of Separation. Off-Broadway: Larry Kramer's The Destiny of Me (Obie Award and Drama Desk nom.) and Michael John LaChiusa's Hello Again (Drama Desk nom.). He adapted and directed Tennessee Williams' Kingdom of Earth starring Cynthia Nixon and Peter Sarsgaard and starred in and wrote the book for the 1998 Off-Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch (directed by Peter Askin) for which he won an Obie Award along with co-creator/songwriter Stephen Trask. The film adaptation (2001) won him Best Director at Sundance and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. He directed Shortbus (2006) and Rabbit Hole (2011) adapted from David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning play and starring Nicole Kidman in an Oscar-nominated performance. He recently appeared in HBO's Girls and is preparing to direct a film adaptation of Neil Gaiman's punk-era story How to Talk to Girls at Parties starring Elle Fanning and Nicole Kidman. Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker will announce the 2015 Tony Award Nominations LIVE on Tuesday, April 28th from the Paramount Hotel's Diamond Horseshoe in New York City. (more...)

'ELLA'S BIG CHANCE', THE MAGIC KITE, CORALINE and More Set for Children's Theatre of Charlotte's 2015-16 Season'ELLA'S BIG CHANCE', THE MAGIC KITE, CORALINE and More Set for Children's Theatre of Charlotte's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Books (and talking animals and congressional bills and a tin man and a toy china rabbit) come alive at Children's Theatre of Charlotte in the 2015-16 season, with a lineup that includes adaptations of some of the most popular titles and fairy tales, including three productions making their world premiere. (more...)

Mark Lingane Releases New Dark ComedyMark Lingane Releases New Dark Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Van H. Avram, PI, stumbles from case to case, getting by on his good looks and appeal to desperate dames. But when a missing-person case dumps the body of a skinny blond thing on his doorstep, he finds himself plummeting into the clutches of an underworld intent on human sacrifice. An ancient evil rises up to destroy the world and, without asking for it, Van is thrust into the role of savior. As realityand the occasional buildingcollapses around him, he's chased, battered, and seduced by demons, vampires and unhinged women, all against a background of a war-ravished world wrapped up in vintage fashions and flying diesel-powered vehicles. Time ticks down to a do-or-die moment as the fate of the universe is decided in one final battle. But to save the universe, Van must face his own demons and an unremembered past. Recent Praise for Sucker: 'A brilliantly humorous mashup fantasy-sci-fi-Noir....Sucker is something of a Bladerunner-style novel, but it has a distinct Bugsy Malone humor to it, with vampires to boot. As usual, Lingane has managed to throw a bunch of genres at the wall and they have melded beautifully into this universe where he is the creator of some pretty amazing sequences....Thoroughly recommended to anyone who enjoys a detective novel with a twist.' - SelfPublishingReview.com 'It begins as a normal missing person case for PI Van H Avram but then all hell is let loose. Oh yes, the author/genre chameleon Mark Lingane goes back to detective noir/fantasy/sf also raising suspicions that he's the literary love child of Dashiell Hammett and Neil Gaiman.' - the Bookbag Sucker is available in print and ebook formats. Book Details: Sucker By Mark Lingane Publisher: Insync Holdings Published: March 1, 2015 ISBN: 978-1508455981 ASIN: B00TJ9D802 Pages: 260 About The Author: Mark Lingane was first published at the ripe old age of eight, when a local newspaper published his review of Disney on Ice. The next time his name was in print was a life time later at the age of fifteen, when a national magazine ran his review of the Commodore 64. It was downhill from there, picking up a weekly column in the Sunday Times which funded a rather noncommittal path through university, studying a wide range of topics from Robotics, Anthropology, Philosophy, Computer Science, and Psychology. In fact so many subjects were studied he was eligible for graduation at the end of his second year, based purely on attendance. He finally left and joined the corporate world before realizing work isn't that much fun, and going back to study. Further writing followed with regular columns for various technology magazines and newspapers around the country. Then as the reality of permanent food and shelter began to bare its teeth, another attempt at the corporate world beckoned as a technical writer, which turned out okay. Shifting from technology companies to resource companies provided the opportunity to travel and live in some desolate and exotic locations. For review copies, author interviews, or more information please contact: Mark Lingane Email: ilingane (at) me.com Website: http://mark-mywords.co Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mark-Lingane-Author/415083398556570 Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarkLingane (more...)

Neil Gaiman & Clive Barker To Present One Act Plays At L.A. SCI FEST 2015, 5/7-31Neil Gaiman & Clive Barker To Present One Act Plays At L.A. SCI FEST 2015, 5/7-31
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 7, 2015

Science fiction superstars present one-act plays! (more...)

'Book Bundles' Offers New Way to Buy Books'Book Bundles' Offers New Way to Buy Books
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

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Cynthia Nixon to Host A NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GENDERS at Joe's Pub, 3/23Cynthia Nixon to Host A NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GENDERS at Joe's Pub, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

The Ackerman Institute's Gender & Family Project will present its second annual benefit, A Night of A Thousand Genders, an evening of cocktails followed by a very special one-night-only cabaret evening celebrating the beauty and resilience of gender expansive youth and their families on Monday, March 23, 2015 from 6:00-8:30pm at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street). (more...)

Eccles Center to Host An Evening with Author Neil Gaiman, 4/18Eccles Center to Host An Evening with Author Neil Gaiman, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Bestselling and award-winning author Neil Gaiman comes to The Eccles Center on Saturday, April 18. A creative genius and master storyteller, Gaiman mesmerizes - and inspires - his audience on both the page and the stage. Park City Institute's An Evening with Neil Gaiman begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 435-655-3114 or online at EcclesCenter.org. (more...)

BWW Profile: Benedict Cumberbatch Oscar-Nominated Star of Stage and ScreenBWW Profile: Benedict Cumberbatch Oscar-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Kara McCoy - Feb 18, 2015

By now, you may know his voice, and you probably know his face, but you definitely know his name. To the delight of everyone with an internet connection and a Netflix account, 'Benedict Cumberbatch' has finally become more than just an overly abundant collection of silly syllables. It's become a household name (insert obligatory 'no matter how kooky of a name it may be' joke here). Today, he's easily one of the busiest men in Hollywood. A bonafide movie star. An Oscar nominee. And that's great. Because I'm a huge fan. You should be too. Here's why. (more...)

BWW Interviews: John Cameron Mitchell on Performing HEDWIG for 'Deeply Invested' Audiences & More!BWW Interviews: John Cameron Mitchell on Performing HEDWIG for 'Deeply Invested' Audiences & More!
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 4, 2015

Today, John Cameron Mitchell speaks exclusively to BWW about the show's earliest incarnation, its current run and what's in store for a HEDWIG sequel. (more...)

Chipotle Adds Three Latino Authors to 'Cultivated Thought' SeriesChipotle Adds Three Latino Authors to 'Cultivated Thought' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Chipotle's “Cultivated Thought” series previously didn't include any Latino authors, but now they have added Julia Alvarez, author of 'How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents,' Paulo Coelho, author of 'The Alchemist,' and 'The Prince of Mist' and novelist Carlos Ruiz Zafrón. (more...)

Chipotle Launches New Installment of "Cultivating Thought" Author Series on Cups and BagsChipotle Launches New Installment of "Cultivating Thought" Author Series on Cups and Bags
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) today announced the second installment of its 'Cultivating Thought' author series with 10 new and original essays written by influential writers, authors and thought leaders to be featured on its cups and bags. The series began in May 2014, in partnership with New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Safran Foer (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Eating Animals, Everything is Illuminated), who curated the series from the beginning. The stories published on Chipotle's cups and bags are meant to entertain while exposing readers to some of today's most creative, influential and thought-provoking writers. Each cup and bag will also include unique illustrations commissioned from a range of artists. (more...)

Graphic Novelist Scott McCloud Will Debut 'The Sculptor' at Chicago Humanities Festival, 2/13Graphic Novelist Scott McCloud Will Debut 'The Sculptor' at Chicago Humanities Festival, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) presents leading comics theorist, cartoonist, and author Scott McCloud on Friday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Art Institute of Chicago, Rubloff Auditorium (230 S Columbus Dr). The author of Understanding Comics and Making Comics comes to Chicago to discuss his first full length graphic novel, The Sculptor, with Co-Editor of Chicks Dig Comics Lynne Thomas. The program will include an opening performance by Chicago cartoonist and filmmaker Lyra Hill, with a book signing following the discussion. Tickets range from $5-15 and are currently on sale at chicagohumanities.org or via the CHF Box Office at 312-494-9509. (more...)

SIDE SHOW & ONCE Cast Members Set for LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK in FebruarySIDE SHOW & ONCE Cast Members Set for LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK is the continuing concert series featuring dynamic, glamorous evenings of eclectic entertainment that celebrate the best of New York City's cultural landscape, in the tradition of The Players, the historic club where the series is presented. Curated and hosted by Emmy Award winning composer/performer Lance Horne, LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK is dedicated to presenting celebrated music, theater and cabaret stars as well as introducing dynamic rising talent. LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK will present its next evening, LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK: LOVE at The Players (16 Gramercy Park, Manhattan) on Monday, February 9th, 2015 at 8:00 PM. Special guests for this Valentines edition will include Lauren Elder (Side Show, Hair); Fair Play, the musical trio featuring original Once cast members David Abeles, Will Connolly, and Tony nominee Elizabeth A. Davis; Tony nominee Karine Plantadit (After Midnight, Come Fly Away, Movin' Out); composer/pianist Samora Pinderhughes and co-Juilliard Jazzers Riley & Jehbreal ; and the legendary Marti Stevens, protégé of Marlene Deitrich and original cast member of London's Company, High Spirits, and No Strings). Mr. Horne is the evening's Musical Director. Tickets, starting at $25, are now available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1178948. (more...)

Conongate to Publish 'Only Diary' Written by Still-Imprisoned Guantánamo DetaineeConongate to Publish 'Only Diary' Written by Still-Imprisoned Guantánamo Detainee
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

An unprecedented international publishing event: the first and only diary written by a still-imprisoned Guantánamo detainee. (more...)

Wizard World Comic Con Attendees to Receive THE WALKING DEAD Limited Edition Exclusive Variant CoverWizard World Comic Con Attendees to Receive THE WALKING DEAD Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Cover
by TV News Desk - Dec 24, 2014

Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman's imprint at Image Comics, today announced that cartoonist/illustrator Michael Cho will draw the first in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic (more...)

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