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Hollywood Bowl to Celebrate DreamWorks Animation's 20th Anniversary with Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

The Hollywood Bowl will celebrate DreamWorks Animation's 20th anniversary with DreamWorks Animation in Concert - Celebrating 20 Years, hosted by Jack Black and featuring music/scenes from DreamWorks Animation's most beloved films including Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, and How To Train Your Dragon performed by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra under Principal Conductor Thomas Wilkins. (more...)

EPIX Explores LGBT Human Rights Journey as Seen Through Athletes' Experience
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Premium entertainment network EPIX announced today that To Russia With Love, an EPIX Original Documentary about two generations of Olympic LGBT athletes, will make its World Premiere Wednesday, October 22 at 8PM ET. To Russia with Love examines human rights through the lens of LGBT athletes, with iconoclastic athlete and commentator Johnny Weir serving as the viewers' guide into this world. The documentary examines the experiences of Olympic legends Billie Jean King and Greg Louganis as well as the next generation of LGBT athletes who participated in the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Shooting worldwide in locations as diverse as Sochi, New York City, Calgary, Toronto, St. Petersburg and Moscow, the film follows these athletes from the ice to the slopes as they bear the brunt of constant media questioning about Russia's anti-gay laws. (more...)

Pizza Hut' Powers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles In Blockbuster Movie Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Pizza Hut and the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will join forces on a summer-long promotion celebrating the return of an all-time favorite Pizza Hut pizza: Cheesy Bites AND the arrival of the new movie featuring the pizza loving Turtle brothers, appearing in theaters nationwide on August 8 th from Paramount Pictures. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Dwayne Johnson in New Motion Poster for HERCULES
by - Jul 02, 2014

Paramount Pictures has released an all new motion poster for the upcoming action adventure HERCULES. Directed by Brett Ratner, the film hits theaters on July 25th. Get a first look below! (more...)

GREASE Sing-A-Long, with Didi Conn, to Return to the Hollywood Bowl, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

By popular demand, the Hollywood Bowl is once again transformed into the world's largest movie theater for the Grease Sing-A-Long Sunday, July 13, 2014. The show, hosted by Didi Conn ("Frenchy"), will feature the Paramount Pictures film, complete with subtitles so the whole audience can sing along. (more...)

JetBlue and Victoria Justice Partner to Inspire Children to Read
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

NEW YORK, NY - JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announces that actress and singer-songwriter Victoria Justice is joining the airline and Random House Children's Books on their joint campaign to keep children reading throughout the summer months. (more...)

Segerstrom Center Announces Casting for GHOST, 7/29-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The supernatural power of love is taking Orange County by storm as the new Broadway and West End musical GHOST - THE MUSICAL, adapted from the Academy AwardŽ-winning film, opens at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, July 29 - August 10. GHOST - THE MUSICAL features Steven Grant Douglas as Sam Wheat, Katie Postotnik as Molly Jensen, Carla R. Stewart as Oda Mae Brown and Robby Haltiwanger as Carl Bruner. Featured ensemble are Fernando Contreras, Brandon Curry, Evette Marie White, Lydia Warr, Hana Freeman and Shannan E. Johnson. Rounding out the ensemble are Susan Leilani Gearou, Tony Johnson, Beth Stafford Laird, Andrea Laxton, Ben Laxton, Jake Vander Linden, Michael McClure, David Melendez, Jack O'Brien and Maria Cristina Slye. (more...)

Broadway-Bound FIRST WIVES CLUB Musical to Premiere at Chicago's Oriental Theater, Spring 2015; Linda Bloodworth Thomason on Book, Simon Phillips to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Producers Jonas Neilson, Paul Lambert and Executive Producer Elizabeth Williams announced today that an all-new production of The First Wives Club will be presented at Chicago's Oriental Theater in Spring 2015, aiming for Broadway in the 2015-2016 Season. (more...)

SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kate Wetherhead & More Set for Drama League's UP CLOSE Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Drama League continues the Summer 2014 Programming Schedule with the ever popular 'Up Close' Series featuring Broadway veterans Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Kate Wetherhead, co-creators of the online web series, 'Submissions Only,' who will be joined by members of the cast tonight, June 30, 2014 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at The Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/28- DREAMGIRLS
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2014

Today in 1987, the FIRST Broadway revival of Dreamgirls opened at the Ambassador Theatre, where it ran for 177 performances. Dreamgirls features music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. Based upon the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others, the musical follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called 'The Dreams', who become music superstars. The musical opened on December 20, 1981 at the Imperial Theatre, and was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical, and won six. It was later adapted into a motion picture from DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures in 2006. The 1987 cast featured Lillias White as 'Effie.' (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Mark Wahlberg in New TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION Trailer
by Movies News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Paramount Pictures has released a new trailer for the highly anticpated action film TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, hitting theaters on June 27th. Get a first look below! (more...)

Comedy Central Promotes Jim Sharp to EVP, Original Programming
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Comedy Central has promoted veteran network executive Jim Sharp to Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development, West Coast, (more...)

American Theatre of Actors Presents NORTH TO MAIN: A JOURNEY ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL, 7/16-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

American Theatre of Actors presents North To Maine: A Journey on the Appalachian Trail, a new original play written by Brenton Lengel about a thru-hiker's experience on the legendary trail. Eric Parness directs a cast of five including Samantha Rivers Cole, Tim Dowd, Michael Raymond Fox, Adam La Faci, and Winston Shaw. North To Maine is being staged at The Beckmann Theatre at American Theatre of Actors (ATA), 314 West 54th Street (bet. 8th & 9th Avenues) in NYC for 17 performances from July 16-August 3, 2014. (more...)

Electronics & Games Advancements Driving Revenues As Gaming Trends Look To Increase - Company Receives Purchase Orders of Approximately $400,000
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

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Stage Actress, Director and Writer Gina Collens Passes Away at 90
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, stage actress Gina Collens passed away on May 31, 2014. She was 90. (more...)

NORTH TO MAINE: A JOURNEY ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL at ATA, 7/16-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

American Theatre of Actors presents North To Maine: A Journey on the Appalachian Trail, a new original play written by Brenton Lengel about a thru-hiker's experience on the legendary trail. Eric Parness directs a cast of five including Samantha Rivers Cole, Tim Dowd, Michael Raymond Fox, Adam La Faci, and Winston Shaw. North To Maine is being staged at The Beckmann Theatre at American Theatre of Actors (ATA), 314 West 54th Street (bet. 8th & 9th Avenues) in NYC for 17 performances from July 16-August 3, 2014. (more...)

Comedy Central to Debut KURT METZGER: WHITE PRECIOUS, 7/11
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

New York City's own Kurt Metzger returns to Comedy Central with the debut of "Kurt Metzger: White Precious" on Friday, July 11 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

New Poster Art & Trailer for TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES!
by Movies News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Below, check out four new character posters from Paramount Pictures' TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES as well as an all-new trailer! (more...)

HAPPY DAYS Begins 6/27 at Millbrook Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The Board of Directors and Artistic Director, David Leidholdt, have announced the Millbrook Premiere of Happy Days with music by Paul Williams, based on the book by Garry Marshall, on the Ryan Main Stage this Friday, June 27th. (more...)

GHOST THE MUSICAL to Appear at The Smith Center, 8/12-17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The supernatural power of love is taking Las Vegas by storm as the new Broadway and West End musical Ghost The Musical, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, opens at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Aug. 12-17. (more...)

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