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Broadway-Bound FLASHDANCE to Hold Summer Workshop!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2012

The new musical FLASHDANCE, which was scheduled to play a pre-Broadway engagement in Toronto this summer, has announced a postponement of the Toronto engagement. The show's producers were planning on moving the production directly from Toronto to Broadway. Due to scheduling issues, the Broadway production has been postponed until the spring. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jessica Sanchez Wows with DREAMGIRLS on AMERICAN IDOL!
by Stage Tube - May 10, 2012

Last night on 'American Idol' pint-sized powerhouse Jessica Sanchez wowed the judges with her performance of 'And I'm Telling You,' but they weren't the only ones who were impressed. Original 'Effie' Jennifer Holliday wrote on her Twitter page: 'Yes,I was at home watching when Jessica Sang My Song 2Nite.. My Heart was beating fast &I was overwhelmed! So PROUD!' (more...)

Thandie Newton to Star in DirecTV's Original Drama Series ROGUE
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2012

DirecTV announced today that it has ordered ten episodes of an original suspense-drama, ROGUE, starring award-winning actress Thandie Newton (Mission Impossible 2, Crash) from leading independent studio Entertainment One Television (eOne) and Greenroom Entertainment. (more...)

Broadway-Bound FLASHDANCE Postpones Toronto Tryout
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2012

The new musical FLASHDANCE, which was scheduled to play a pre-Broadway engagement in Toronto this summer, has announced a postponement of the Toronto engagement. The show's producers were planning on moving the production directly from Toronto to Broadway. Due to scheduling issues, the Broadway production has been postponed until the spring. (more...)

Jon Stewart to Host On-Air Autism Benefit NIGHT OF TOO MANY STARS, 10/21
by TV News Desk - May 09, 2012

COMEDY CENTRAL has once again joined forces with Jon Stewart's Busboy Productions and the New York Center for Autism for its fourth biennial special event, NIGHT OF TOO MANY STARS: America Comes Together for Autism Programs. (more...)

COMEDY CENTRAL to Stage Two Free Summer Concerts in Central Park and Red Hook Park
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2012

COMEDY CENTRAL Live is marking its sixth consecutive year partnering with the City Parks Foundation by expanding its successful annual SummerStage comedy showcase in Central Park, adding a second free event in Brooklyn's Red Hook Park. (more...)

Comedy Central to Stage Two Free Summer Concerts in NYC, 6/20 & 24
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2012

Free outdoor stand-up comedy just got twice as cool. COMEDY CENTRAL Live® is marking its sixth consecutive year partnering with the City Parks Foundation by expanding its successful annual SummerStage comedy showcase in Central Park, adding a second free event in Brooklyn's Red Hook Park. (more...)

TV Land Unveils Brand New Logo
by TV News Desk - May 09, 2012

For the first time since the launch of the network 16 years ago, TV Land is unveiling a new and re-imagined logo plus re-designed on-air packaging and graphics, it was announced today by Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. (more...)

LEAP OF FAITH to Close on Broadway Sunday, May 13
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2012

Producers of LEAP OF FAITH announced today that the show will close at Broadway's St. James Theatre this Sunday May 13 after the matinee performance. In a statement, they said "Although we love our show and very much appreciate both our many award nominations and the joy of our audiences, we have not been able to achieve a sustainable level of ticket sales to continue. We thank all those who worked so hard over so many years to bring LEAP OF FAITH to Broadway." (more...)

THE AVENGERS Crosses $700 Million Mark in Just 13 Days
by Movies News Desk - May 08, 2012

Walt Disney Pictures reports today that Marvel's THE AVENGERS earned an additional $28.4 million at the international box office yesterday and another $18.9 million domestically to cross the $700 million mark in just 13 days. (more...)

THE AVENGERS Sets Global 3-Day Opening Weekend Record in IMAX Theatres
by Movies News Desk - May 07, 2012

IMAX Corporation Marvel Studios and The Walt Disney Studios today announced that the epic Super Hero adventure Marvel's The Avengers has surpassed IMAX's domestic opening weekend box office record by generating $15.3 million of the film's record-setting domestic gross of more than $200 million, resulting in an IMAX per-screen average of approximately $56,000 in 275 digital IMAX® theatres. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen's THE DICTATOR
by Movies News Desk - May 07, 2012

THE DICTATOR is coming to theaters on May 11, 2012 from Paramount Pictures. The film stars actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen in his fourth movie. The film follows the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. (more...)

LEAP OF FAITH's Kecia Lewis-Evans to be Featured on WAMC Radio Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2012

LEAP OF FAITH's Kecia Lewis-Evans will be interviewed on WAMC radio on Tuesday May 8 at 10:35 AM on all Northeast Public Radio frequencies; it also streams live at www.wamc.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: New GHOST the Musical Poster!
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2012

The West End's GHOST the musical just released a new publicity poster featuring Sharon D. Clarke. Check out the picture below! (more...)

Laura Benanti, Broadway Boys, et al. to Perform at Lucille Lortel Awards, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2012

The Off-Broadway League today announced the confirmed performers for the 2012 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. Additionally, the remaining tickets to the show have been released for sale to the public at a discounted rate of $35 each. The 27th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards will be handed out this Sunday, May 6, 2012 at NYU Skirball Center, beginning at 7:00pm EST, in a ceremony that will once again benefit the Actors Fund. (more...)

The El Capitan Theatre to Screen THE AVENGERS, Now thru 6/21
by Movies News Desk - May 04, 2012

Disney announced today that Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre will present "Marvel's The Avengers" from today, May 4 through June 21, 2012. (more...)

THE AVENGERS Hits IMAX Theaters in 3D Today, 5/4
by Movies News Desk - May 04, 2012

IMAX Corporation, Marvel Studios and The Walt Disney Studios today announced that the epic Super Hero adventure Marvel's The Avengers will be released in the immersive IMAX 3D format in 451 digital theatres worldwide. Domestically, the film will be released in 275 theaters beginning today, May 4. (more...)

Director Michael Bay to Take On Starz Original Series BLACK SAILS
by Movies News Desk - May 03, 2012

Starz Chief Executive Officer Chris Albrecht announced the straight-to-series greenlight of BLACK SAILS (working title) from executive producer Michael Bay. The new STARZ Original series is expected to air in 2014. (more...)

THE AVENGERS Hits IMAX Theaters in 3D, 5/4
by Movies News Desk - May 02, 2012

IMAX Corporation, Marvel Studios and The Walt Disney Studios today announced that the epic Super Hero adventure Marvel's The Avengers will be released in the immersive IMAX 3D format in 451 digital theatres worldwide. Domestically, the film will be released in 275 theatres beginning Friday, May 4. (more...)

'Saving Private Ryan' Producer Ian Bryce Signs Deal With Paramount
by Movies News Desk - May 02, 2012

Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., announced today it has signed a first-look deal with veteran producer Ian Bryce. Additionally, Bryce has announced the hiring of Rebecca Rajkowski, who joins the new shingle as Director of Development. (more...)

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