Neil Gaiman News

FUTUREDAZE 2: REPRISE Brings Together Top YA and Sci Fi Authors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

MARBLEHEAD, Mass. (more...)

Middle Shelf Brings Books and Reading into Tweens' Digital World
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

DALLAS, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Cool, colorful, digital magazine Middle Shelf is celebrating its first anniversary of building 'tween' interest in reading with its September/October issue. In one year, the free ezine has built a following among kids and generated accolades from parents, teachers, librarians and authors. Its unique structure encourages kids ages eight to 14 to interact with articles about books and also share excerpts, art, interviews and reviews in their social networks. Kids tap Middle Shelf on their phones, tablets and laptops, building communities around reading on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and more. (more...)

OldSoundRoom's OCTOBER IN THE CHAIR AND OTHER FRAGILE THINGS Begins 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

OldSoundRoom's production of OCTOBER IN THE CHAIR AND OTHER FRAGILE THINGS, based on the short stories of New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, brings 90 minutes of absurdist, dark humor, just in time for Halloween. Directed by Michael McQuilken, OCTOBER IN THE CHAIR AND OTHER FRAGILE THINGS will play six performances only - October 29th and October 30th at 8PM; October 31st and November 1st at 8PM and 10:30PM and November 2nd at 2PM at The American Theatre of Actors (314 West 54 Street). Tickets are $20. For tickets please visit: www.oldsoundroom.com. (more...)

RAINBOW BEAST Releases Album 'Tales From the Monstrosity Scrolls'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Imagine if Yo Gabba Gabba and Tim Burton started a DIY, punk rock theater with The Flaming Lips as the house band, and you'll get some sense of Rainbow Beast. (more...)

WITNESS UGANDA, MOMIX, Neil Gaiman and More Set for Park City Institute's 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Entertaining, educating and illuminating. Park City Institute (formerly known as Park City Performing Arts Foundation) presents a dynamic season of eclectic, electrifying, awe-inspiring and internationally acclaimed dancers, musicians, family entertainers, speakers, actors and performance troupes. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CORALINE: THE MUSICAL
by Misha Davenport - Aug 13, 2014

Fans of the Neil Gaiman novel of the same name will find a much more true adaptation of the book than in the 2009 film. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Open 47th Season with AN AUDIENCE WITH MEOW MEOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Berkeley Rep opens its 47th season this September with An Audience with Meow Meow, a musical play of gargantuan proportions starring international superstar Meow Meow. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Black Button Eyes' Midwest Premiere of CORALINE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 09, 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, now through Sept 6. 'Coraline,' directed by Edward Rutherford with music direction from Nick Sula, began previews August 8, press opening is tonight, August 9; show runs through September 6. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Author Adam Ingle Releases New Fantasy Book Concerning the Afterlife
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

Greenville, SC (more...)

The Araca Project Announces Seven Original Productions
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Araca Group has announced the seven shows that will comprise the 2014 Araca Project season, lasting from September 7th until November 2nd at the American Theatre of Actors. Led by Matthew Rego, Michael Rego, and Hank Unger, The Araca Group is a New York City-based Broadway production and merchandising that has served, among others, Wicked, Urinetown, Rock of Ages, Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge. In addition, Araca is now the largest screen printing and merchandising company on Broadway. Learn more at www.araca.com. (more...)

BWW Reviews GOD OF CARNAGE at The Spotlighters
by Tina Saratsiotis - Jul 24, 2014

A wicked comedy of manners (or lack thereof) that displays our best intentions and our worst behavior. (more...)

'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...)

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