Vintage & Anchor Books Announce New August Publicationsby BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015
AUGUST PAPERBACK ORIGINALS. . .
THUG NOTES: A Street-Smart Guide to Classic Literature by Sparky Sweets, PhD (Vintage • 304 pages • On Sale: 8/18/15 • Price: $14.95 • ISBN: 9781101873045).Sparky Sweets, PhD. and Wisecrack proudly present this outrageously funny, ultra-sharp guide to literature based on the hit online series, Thug Notes. Inside, you'll find hilarious plot breakdowns and masterful analyses of sixteen of literature's most beloved classics, including: The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill A Mockingbird, Pride & Prejudice, The Color Purple, Hamlet, Things Fall Apart, and more! Thug Notes has been featured on BET, PBS, and NPR and has been used in hundreds of classrooms around the world. Whether you're a student, teacher, or straight-up literary gangster like Dr. Sweets, THUG NOTES has got you covered. You'll certainly never look at literature the same way again.
PUBLICIST: David Archer • 212-572-2331 • firstname.lastname@example.org (more...)
Cohesion Theatre Company Sets Second Seasonby BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015
Fresh off the successes of their Inaugural Season, including ParityFest, a city-wide festival of new play readings by female playwrights running through August 9, Cohesion Theatre Company announces Season Two, which will include four main stage productions, and a season-long workshop series. Cohesion will be working closely with new and emerging playwrights on world premiere works, and expanding its collaborative mission by working in partnership with local companies like Iron Crow Theatre and Baltimore Shakespeare Factory. (more...)
BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: LADY RIZO - UNESCORTED Is Pure Cabaret Royaltyby Barry Lenny - Jun 22, 2015
Lady Rizo, as any of her fans will tell you, has a magnificent voice. (more...)
Rogue Artists Ensemble's FUNLAND FOOL FEST Set for 7/19 at El Cid Restaurantby BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015
Late-night carnality gets a Rogue makeover with the Funland Fool Fest, a theatrical party set in the warped world of Pinocchio's Funland. Following the second annual Rogue Gala, a high-end fundraiser event for Rogue Artists Ensemble's 2015 season, the Funland Fool Fest starts at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 19 at the historic El Cid Restaurant in Silver Lake. (more...)
Starz Greenlights New Scripted Drama Series AMERICAN GODSby TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2015
Starz has given a greenlight to FremantleMedia North America's (FMNA) adaptation of Neil Gaiman's acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel American Gods. (more...)
BWW TV: HEDWIG's John Cameron Mitchell on His Special Tony Award - 'It Feels More Than Real'by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2015
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH creator John Cameron Mitchell received a Special Tony Award at yesterday's ceremony. BroadwayWorld caught up with him in the winners' room right after his speech, and you can click below to hear his thoughts on the big honor! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Special Tony Award Recipient John Cameron Mitchell's Speechby Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2015
HEDWIG creator John Cameron Mitchell took home a Special Tony Award earlier this evening, and you can watch his full acceptance speech below! (more...)
SHAKESPEARE(ISH) Set for Hollywood Fringe, 6/8-28by 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 PARTIESby 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 Pastby 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 Programmingby 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...)
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 Seasonby 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 Comedyby 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.
By Mark Lingane
Publisher: Insync Holdings
Published: March 1, 2015
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:
Email: ilingane (at) me.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarkLingane (more...)
'Book Bundles' Offers New Way to Buy Booksby BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015
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Cynthia Nixon to Host A NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GENDERS at Joe's Pub, 3/23by 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, 4/18by 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...)
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