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Date Of Birth:
January 12, 1960 (54)
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Dolphin Films & IM Global Ink MAX STEEL Distribution DealDolphin Films & IM Global Ink MAX STEEL Distribution Deal
by Movies News Desk - May 9, 2014

On the eve of Cannes, Dolphin Films International and IM Global have announced robust sales for “Max Steel,” (more...)

Review Roundup: Lea Michele, Megan Hilty Follow Yellow Brick Road in LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURNReview Roundup: Lea Michele, Megan Hilty Follow Yellow Brick Road in LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN
by Matt Tamanini - May 9, 2014

LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN opens in theaters nationwide today starring Broadway favorites Lea Michele (Dorothy), Bernadette Peters (Glinda), Megan Hilty (China Princess), Patrick Stewart (Tugg), Hugh Dancy (Marshal Mallow), Oliver Platt (Wiser) and Martin Short (the Jester). Also supplying their familiar voice talents are Jim Belushi (Lion), Dan Aykroyd (Scarecrow), and Kelsey Grammer (Tin Man). (more...)

Series Premiere of FARGO is Rating's Winner for FXSeries Premiere of FARGO is Rating's Winner for FX
by TV News Desk - May 7, 2014

With the complete Live+7 data now in, Fargo, one of TV's most critically-acclaimed programs has also become the most time-shifted premiere of any drama or miniseries in FX history, (more...)

PBS and CPB Expand Content and Resources to Support U.S. VeteransPBS and CPB Expand Content and Resources to Support U.S. Veterans
by TV News Desk - May 7, 2014

PBS and CPB today announced the launch of a new veterans' initiative that features national content rolling out over several years, and local community engagement efforts to increase dialogue and solutions as our nation's veterans transition to civilian life. (more...)

Des McAnuff & Michael David to be Honored at NYTW's 2014 Spring Gala, 5/12Des McAnuff & Michael David to be Honored at NYTW's 2014 Spring Gala, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced that its 2014 Spring Gala will honor Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff and President of The Dodgers Michael David. Both are founding partners of Dodger Properties, which is responsible for over 150 productions of some of the most successful theatre on Broadway (56 Tony Awards), Off-Broadway and internationally. The gala will take place on Monday, May 12 at The Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel, beginning at 6:30pm. (more...)

Soundtrack for LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN Now AvailableSoundtrack for LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - May 6, 2014

The soundtrack for upcoming animated movie musical LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN starring Broadway headliners and recognizable breakout stars Lea Michele and Megan Hilty is now available. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 5/9/2014 - 5/9/2014This Weeks New Movies - 5/9/2014 - 5/9/2014
by BWW - May 4, 2014

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 5/9/2014 - 5/9/2014! (more...)

THE BIG C, THE FOSTERS and More Receive 7th Annual Television Academy Honors; Full List!THE BIG C, THE FOSTERS and More Receive 7th Annual Television Academy Honors; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

The Television Academy today announced this year's honorees for the Seventh Annual Television Academy Honors. For using the power of television to bring awareness to important social issues, this year's honorees include The Big C: hereafter, Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor, The Fosters, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, Mom, Screw You Cancer and Vice. (more...)

Andy Garcia to Portray 'Dr. Miles Edwards' in Live Action MAX STEEL FranchiseAndy Garcia to Portray 'Dr. Miles Edwards' in Live Action MAX STEEL Franchise
by Movies News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Dolphin Films announced today that Academy Award Nominee Andy Garcia has signed on to the highly anticipated, live-action franchise feature film 'Max Steel,' based on the popular superhero property from Mattel. Andy Garcia will play the pivotal role of the brilliant and mysterious scientist, 'Dr. Miles Edwards.' (more...)

Dorothy and Friends Land in A Better WorldDorothy and Friends Land in A Better World
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

ToonUps and Summertime Entertainment announced today the release of the Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return collection in ToonUps' game on Facebook, A Better World. With the collection now available, players of the uplifting “Do Good to Look Good” virtual world game can accessorize their characters and decorate their virtual homes based on content and characters from the upcoming animated feature film, releasing in theaters nationwide on May 9, 2014. (more...)

CHEF and KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON Pick Up 2014 Tribeca Film Festival Audience AwardsCHEF and KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON Pick Up 2014 Tribeca Film Festival Audience Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, announced the winners of the two Heineken Audience Awards tonight at the wrap party in New York City. Two awards – one for narrative and one for documentary – were given to the audience choices for the best films. Chef, written and directed by Jon Favreau, was chosen to receive the Narrative award. Keep On Keepin' On, directed by Alan Hicks, was chosen for the Documentary award; Alan Hicks also was honored at the Festival awards on Thursday with the award for Best New Documentary Director. Each award comes with a cash prize of $25,000. Additionally as part of the Tribeca Film Festival Artists Awards program sponsored by CHANEL, Jon Favreau for Chef receives Untitled courtesy of James Nares and Alan Hick's for Keep On Keepin' On receives Iguaca courtesy of Alexis Rockman. The award for Chef was accepted by actor Bobby Cannavale and Keep On Keepin' On by the director's father Geoff Hicks. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents Leslie Caron & David Engel in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, Now thru 6/8Laguna Playhouse Presents Leslie Caron & David Engel in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present screen legend Leslie Caron, in her first Southern California theatrical performance in over 25 years! SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, written by Richard Alfieri, with choreography by Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and directed by Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot). SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will also feature 6-time Ovation Award-winning actor David Engel. 'What an honor to have on our stage the incomparable Leslie Caron and the multi-talented David Engel,' remarks Wood. 'It's a dream cast and a dream come true. With Michael Arabian and Donna McKechnie directing and choreographing, this has to be one of the most anticipated productions in the Playhouse's storied history,' adds Wareham. SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will begin previews tonight, April 26 and will open on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

MORTDECAI with Johnny Depp & Gwyneth Paltrow Set for Winter 2015 ReleaseMORTDECAI with Johnny Depp & Gwyneth Paltrow Set for Winter 2015 Release
by Movies News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Lionsgate and OddLot Entertainment's all-star MORTDECAI has received its release date. (more...)

Illy Inspires Creativity At Tribeca Film FestivalIlly Inspires Creativity At Tribeca Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

NEW YORK, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Illy, the leader in coffee culture and innovator of coffee products, is inspiring creativity through the Tribeca Film Festival utilizing the art form of stop-motion animation while also providing a venue for film industry insiders and enthusiasts to discuss their creativity over illy coffee. The Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 16-27, 2014. (more...)

FX's FARGO Premieres Strong with 4.15 Million ViewersFX's FARGO Premieres Strong with 4.15 Million Viewers
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

FX's new 10-part limited series and critical juggernaut Fargo received a warm reception among viewers, drawing 4.15 million total viewers and 1.79 million Adults 18-49 for its first installment, a very strong initial number which will amount to only a small fraction of its final tally once time-shifted viewing arrives. (more...)

Soundtrack For LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 5/6Soundtrack For LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 5/6
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 15, 2014

The soundtrack for upcoming animated movie musical LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN starring Broadway headliners and recognizable breakout stars Lea Michele and Megan Hilty is now available for pre-order. (more...)

Comedians Key and Peele Join Cast of FX's FARGO TonightComedians Key and Peele Join Cast of FX's FARGO Tonight
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have joined the cast of the highly-anticipated Fargo, which will debut tonight, April 15 on FX. (more...)

First Trailer For Johansson, Cannavale, Leguizamo & More In CHEFFirst Trailer For Johansson, Cannavale, Leguizamo & More In CHEF
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 8, 2014

A plethora of recognizable Broadway headliners appear in the new feature film comedy CHEF from director Jon Favreau and a first trailer for the new movie is now available to view. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present Leslie Caron & David Engel in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, 4/26-6/8Laguna Playhouse to Present Leslie Caron & David Engel in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, 4/26-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present screen legend Leslie Caron, in her first Southern California theatrical performance in over 25 years! SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, written by Richard Alfieri, with choreography by Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and directed by Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot). SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will also feature 6-time Ovation Award-winning actor David Engel. "What an honor to have on our stage the incomparable Leslie Caron and the multi-talented David Engel," remarks Wood. "It's a dream cast and a dream come true. With Michael Arabian and Donna McKechnie directing and choreographing, this has to be one of the most anticipated productions in the Playhouse's storied history,' adds Wareham. SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will begin previews on Saturday, April 26 and will open on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2014- Spring Edition!Meet the Broadway Class of 2014- Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 6, 2014

With Broadway's 2014 season now in full swing, there's a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Spring. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

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