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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...)

STAGE TUBE: GHOST's Siobhan Dillon & Mark Evans Recording of 'Somebody That I Used To Know' Reaches 14500 Hits
by Stage Tube - May 01, 2012

Siobhan Dillon and Mark Evans, who lead the West End cast in the award-winning Ghost the Musical, have recently recorded their own cover version of Somebody That I Used To Know in celebration of Gotye and Kimbra's original. The original single has reached number one in the top forty charts and is currently number one in the Billboard album charts. Since its release on You Tube last Friday, Dillon and Evans' version has currently been seen by over 14,500 people. This track isn't for sale or to download, simply a bit of Ghost the Musical fun for fans of the song and musical to enjoy. Check out the video below! (more...)

'Hunger Games', 'Bridesmaids' Among 2012 MTV MOVIE AWARD Nominees
by Movies News Desk - May 01, 2012

The nominees are in for the 2012 MTV MOVIE AWARDS with The Hunger Games and Bridesmaids neck-in-neck with eight nominations each, including the categories 'MOVIE OF THE YEAR,' 'BEST CAST' and 'BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the LEAP OF FAITH Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - May 01, 2012

A long-standing opening night tradition on the Great White Way, the fabled Gypsy Robe is bestowed upon a veteran Broadway chorus member for each opening production. In what has now become a theatrical ritual, originating on Broadway 60 years ago, it was just presented to LEAP OF FAITH 'gypsy' Dennis Stowe. (more...)

Soundgarden Among Recording Artists on THE AVENGERS Soundtrack, Released Today, 5/1
by Movies News Desk - May 01, 2012

Marvel Music/Hollywood Records previously announced the return of Soundgarden with the release of the band's first song in 15 years, 'Live to Rise.' The song will be featured in the end credits to this year's highly anticipated movie, 'Marvel's The Avengers.' 'Live to Rise' is included on Avengers Assemble, a 14-track compilation of music from and inspired by the film. Avengers Assemble will be released today, May 1, 2012. (more...)

David Alan Grier & Cast of IN LIVING COLOR to Be Honored at TV Land Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2012

TV Land announced today that the cast of the trailblazing FOX series IN LIVING COLOR - Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jim Carrey, David Alan Grier, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Tommy Davidson, Kelly Coffield Park, Kim Wayans and T'Keyah Crystal Keymah - will be honored with the Groundbreaking Award at the 'TV Land Awards' 10th Anniversary celebration, taping Saturday, April 14 at the Lexington Avenue Armory at Gramercy Park in New York City. (more...)

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of LEAP OF FAITH with Raul Esparza & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 28, 2012

LEAP OF FAITH opened on Broadway on April 26th, 2012 with four-time Tony nominee Raśl Esparza leading the company along with Jessica Phillips, Kendra Kassebaum, Kecia Lewis-Evans, Leslie Odom, Jr., Krystal Joy Brown and Talon Ackerman. BroadwayWorld was on hand to celebrate at the fun-filled after party and chatted with all of the show's stars - in addition to the creative team - throughout the night. Click below to go inside the party! (more...)

Marvel's THE AVENGERS Closes 2012 Tribeca Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2012

The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express, announced today that Marvel's The Avengers, presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures, will close its 11th edition tonight, April 28. Closing night will take place at Tribeca BMCC PAC and is sponsored by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Gin. (more...)

LEAP OF FAITH Featured on CBS EARLY SHOW Tomorrow, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

Watch the CBS Early Show tomorrow, Saturday April 28, in the 8 AM half-hour for a feature on LEAP OF FAITH hosted by correspondent Elaine Quihano. LEAP OF FAITH opened last night at The St. James Theatre, 246 West 44th Street, with four-time Tony nominee Raśl Esparza leading the company. (more...)

Patrick Wilson to Speak at CMU Commencement, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

Carnegie Mellon University alumnus Patrick Wilson (A'95) will deliver CMU's keynote address for its 115th Commencement at 11 a.m., Sunday, May 20 in Gesling Stadium. Wilson, a critically acclaimed, award-winning actor, was most recently seen in Paramount Pictures' Young Adult and also starring in the CBS drama, AGifted Man. (more...)

Mario Cantone Set to Host 2012 Lucille Lortel Awards; Laura Benanti, Christian Borle, et al. to Present!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

The Off-Broadway League today announced this year's host and several of the presenters confirmed to participate in the 2012 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The 27th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at NYU Skirball Center, beginning at 7:00pm EST. This year's ceremony will once again benefit the Actors Fund. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: GHOST Stars Sing 'Somebody I Used to Know'
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2012

GHOST THE MUSICAL's Mark Evans and Siobhan Dillon have taken their on-stage partnership into the recording studio to bring a treat to GHOST's legion of fans in the form of Gotye's 'Somebody I Used to Know.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Party!
by Linda Lenzi - Apr 27, 2012

LEAP OF FAITH opened on Broadway last night, April 26th, with four-time Tony nominee Raśl Esparza leading the company along with Jessica Phillips, Kendra Kassebaum, Kecia Lewis-Evans, Leslie Odom, Jr., Krystal Joy Brown and Talon Ackerman. BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the cast at the show's opening night party! (more...)

Photo Coverage: LEAP OF FAITH Opening Night Red Carpet!
by Walter McBride - Apr 27, 2012

LEAP OF FAITH opened on Broadway last night, April 26th, with four-time Tony nominee Raśl Esparza leading the company along with Jessica Phillips, Kendra Kassebaum, Kecia Lewis-Evans, Leslie Odom, Jr., Krystal Joy Brown and Talon Ackerman. BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the show's celebrity red carpet! (more...)

Photo Coverage: LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
by Walter McBride - Apr 27, 2012

BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the show's emotional (and wet!) curtain call! (more...)

The Film Society of Lincoln Center to Present Ridley Scott Retrospective, 5/25-6/3
by Movies News Desk - Apr 26, 2012

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today a complete retrospective of three-time Oscar-nominee Ridley Scott, whose career began in the 70's and who has continued to excite and enchant audiences with his remarkable storytelling ability. The retrospective will run from May 25 - June 3 and will include the Director's cut of KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, a new 35mm print of THELMA & LOUISE and the chance for fans to catch all of their favorites on the big screen. (more...)

Stephanie Rothenberg, Edward Watts to Lead Guthrie Theatre's ROMAN HOLIDAY Musical; Opens 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2012

The Guthrie Theater today announced complete casting for the sparkling new musical Roman Holiday. This song-filled delight-based on the iconic 1953 Paramount Pictures film starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck-includes timeless music and lyrics by Cole Porter and a book by Paul Blake. The production will play from June 9 - August 19 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage and features soul-stirring Porter standards like "Easy to Love," "Just One of Those Things" and "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye." Guthrie Associate Artistic Director John Miller-Stephany (1776, God of Carnage and A Streetcar Named Desire) will direct. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look - Official Opening Scene of THE DICTATOR
by Movies News Desk - Apr 26, 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...)

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