Olivia Thirlby News

Long Island Music Students Receive Opportunity To Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Five Long Island musicians have received the opportunity to both study and perform at the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, as part a program that was developed by the Usdan Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: Nikki M. James and More in VOICES OF BROADWAY at Usdan Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Tony Award-winner Nikki M. James, currently in the new Les Miserables, joined three other Broadway performers - Benjamin Howes of Scandalous and Mary Poppins, Brian Gonzales of Aladdin and Natalie Joy Johnson of Kinky Boots, accompanied by musical director Nate Buccieri - in a special musical revue, titled 'Putting It Together,' featuring Stephen Sondheim songs, at Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Usdan Center's Three Week Season Still Has Openings
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

There are still some spaces available in Usdan Center's special three-week season, which runs July 28 to August 15. Introduced last year, the program was so successful that it returns. Usdan, America pre-eminent summer arts day camp, has just begun its 47th season at its 200-acre woodland campus in the Huntington area of Long Island. (more...)

Nick Offerman Joins Drama Film WELCOME TO HAPPINESS
by Movies News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Variety writes that Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) has joined the upcoming drama WELCOME TO HAPPINESS. He will join previously announced Kyle Gallner in the film, written and directed by Oliver Thompson. (more...)

Usdan to Welcome Nikki M. James, Natalie Joy Johnson & More During 47th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the renowned Long Island summer arts day camp now beginning its 47th season on June 30, will feature award-winning professional artists of music, dance and theater on its unique 'Festival Concerts' series. The daily performances give its 1600 students ages 6-18 major exposure to the best of the arts. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Josh Gad, Kevin Hart Star in THE WEDDING RINGER
by Movies News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Screen Gems has released the new trailer for THE WEDDING RINGER, hitting theaters on January 16, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Josh Gad and Kevin Hart in THE WEDDING RINGER
by Movies News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

USA Today just debuted three stills from next year's comedy THE WEDDING RINGER, featuring Josh Gad (Frozen, The Book of Mormon) with Kevin Hart as his Best Man-for-hire. Check them out below! (more...)

Usdan Center Summer Camp and More Among Bethpage 'Micro' Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Bethpage Federal Credit Union announces the recipients of its first 'micro' grant program to assist music students from the North Babylon school district who will be attending Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts (www.usdan.com), the renowned summer arts day camp. The Bethpage 'micro' grants will pay for the students' many additional expenses normally associated with year-round music study that can become a stumbling block for underserved families. As part of the grant program, Bethpage will also provide full 2014 summer program scholarships for Usdan Center's 47th season, which begins June 30. More than 70 North Babylon High School students are beneficiaries of the grant. (more...)

VENUS IN FUR Among Films Set for 2014 Tribeca Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight, Midnight, and Special Screenings sections, as well as the selections for the Storyscapes program. (more...)

Usdan Hosts 2014 Open House Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts (www.usdan.com), the nationally acclaimed summer arts day camp, announces several new programs for its 2014, 47th season: Musical Theater Dance and Musical Theater Audition Workshop, both for grades 7-12; and Sewing and Fashion Production, for grades 4-12. (more...)

Usdan to Host 2014 Open House, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts (www.usdan.com), the nationally acclaimed summer arts day camp, announces several new programs for its 2014, 47th season: Musical Theater Dance and Musical Theater Audition Workshop, both for grades 7-12; and Sewing and Fashion Production, for grades 4-12. (more...)

Poster Art for AFTER THE DARK, In Theaters Today
by Movies News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

Phase 4 Films has announced that AFTER THE DARK, formerly known as THE PHILOSOPHERS, will receive a national theatrical day-and-date release today, February 7, 2014. The film was penned and directed by John Huddles, and stars James D'Arcy, Bonnie Wright, Daryl Sabara, Sophie Lowe, Rhys Wakefield, Freddie Stroma, Maia Mitchell, Katie Findlay, Jacob Artist, and Erin Moriarty. George Zakk, Cybill Lui, and Huddles produced, with Eddy Sariaatmadja and Balaji Rao serving as executive producers. (more...)

Usdan Center to Host 2014 Open House, 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 2014

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts (www.usdan.com), the nationally acclaimed summer arts day camp, announces several new programs for its 2014, 47th season: Musical Theater Dance and Musical Theater Audition Workshop, both for grades 7-12; and Sewing and Fashion Production, for grades 4-12. (more...)

Poster Art Revealed for AFTER THE DARK, In Theaters This February
by Movies News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Phase 4 Films has announced that AFTER THE DARK, formerly known as THE PHILOSOPHERS, will receive a national theatrical day-and-date release February 7, 2014. (more...)

Usdan Announces $100 Early Bird Discount
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts (www.usdan.com), the nationally acclaimed summer arts day camp, is accepting registrations for its 2014 season, and announces a $100 Early Bird Discount for all registrations received through January 31, 2014. (more...)

Usdan Center Hosts First Open House of 2014 Season Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2013

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts (www.usdan.com), the nationally acclaimed summer arts day camp which has just finished its 46th successful season, announces the first of its Open Houses for the 2014 season. It will take place today, October 27 from 11AM to 2PM. (more...)

Usdan Center to Host First Open House of 2014 Season, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 03, 2013

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts (www.usdan.com), the nationally acclaimed summer arts day camp which has just finished its 46th successful season, announces the first of its Open Houses for the 2014 season. It will take place on Sunday October 27 from 11AM to 2PM. In addition to the Center's frequent Open House dates, Usdan also offers individual weekend guided tours available by appointment. Weekday self-guided walks are also available on the Center's magnificent 200-acre woodland campus at 185 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights (Huntington), New York 11798 (for directions to the Center, visit www.usdan.com). (more...)

WEDDING RINGER Completes Cast, Begins Production in LA
by Movies News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

Screen Gems and Miramax are in production in Los Angeles on The Comedy 'The Wedding Ringer' starring Kevin Hart, Josh Gad and Kaley Cuoco. (more...)

Olivia Thirlby to Join Josh Gad & Kevin Hart in Untitled Miramax Comedy
by Movies News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

According to The Wrap, Olivia Thirlby has boarded Miramax and Screen Gems' upcoming untitled comedy starring Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, and Kaley Cuoco. (more...)

Usdan Center to Host Junior Chess Challenge, 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts (www.usdan.com), the nationally acclaimed summer arts day camp whose alumni include Natalie Portman, Seth Rudetsky, Olivia Thirlby and many other prominent performers, will present its seventh annual Usdan Chess Challenge on Sunday October 6 at its specially designed Hexter Chess Center on Long Island. Open to grades K-12, the tournament is US Chess Federation-rated, and will be directed by Usdan Chess Instructors Brian Karen and Joel Salman. (more...)

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