Paramount Pictures News

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

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

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...)

2014 Imagen Award Nominees Announced
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The Imagen Foundation has announced the nominees for the 29th Annual Imagen (Spanish for “image”) Awards, honoring portrayals of Latinos and Latino cultures in television and film. The awards will be presented at a gala black-tie dinner on Friday evening, August 1st, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom. (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image Releases Overview of Programs & Exhibitions for Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Astoria, New York, June 18, 2014—Museum of the Moving Image announces its major film series and exhibitions for the summer. Highlights include a new exhibition and accompanying film series exploring the work of the legendary animation director Chuck Jones(opening July 19), films by Gustav Deutsch (July 25–27), See It Big! Hollywood Melodrama (August 2–31), films by Hong Kong producer, director, and actor Patrick Lung Kong, with Lung Kong and Tsui Hark in person (August 15–24), and a complete retrospective of Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien (beginning September 12). Additional programs and exhibitions will be announced as they are confirmed. See below for schedule and descriptions. (more...)

Douglas C Evans is the New Executive Director of YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014


Nickeoloden Unveils TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Movie Merchandise Line
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Nickelodeon today announced the full merchandising roster for the highly anticipated Paramount Pictures theatrical movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (more...)

Nickelodeon Greenlights Season Four of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURLES
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

As the heroes in a half shell celebrate their 30th anniversary this year, Nickelodeon has picked up a fourth season of the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles CG-animated series with a 20-episode order. (more...)

Paramount Animation Revs up MONSTER TRUCKS with Spin Master Toy Deal
by Movies News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Paramount Licensing is headed down the road of a major consumer products launch for next summer's “MONSTER TRUCKS” movie (more...)

Nickelodeon & Viacom Launch New Fashion Collaboration SPONGEBOB by Beatrix Ong
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products announces a collaboration with acclaimed London-based designer, Beatrix Ong MBE on a range of luxury SpongeBob SquarePants accessories, home wares and a selection of apparel set to appear in retail in spring/summer 2015. (more...)

Michael Bay's TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION to Be Hong Kong's 1st Hollywood Blockbuster World Premiere
by Movies News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Paramount Pictures' world premiere of Michael Bay's highly-anticipated film, “TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION,” will have its world premiere in Hong Kong at the Cultural Centre on Thursday, June 19th. (more...)

Boston STAR TREK Convention Features Avery Brooks, Other Popular Television and Film Actors
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 16, 2014

The Hynes Convention Center hosts a Creation Entertainment convention featuring actors from Star Trek franchises with a host of other popular shows and movies behind them, where fans can meet them personally (more...)

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