Director Sam Mendes to Head 73rd Venice International Film Festival Juryby Movies News Desk - Apr 27, 2016
British director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Skyfall, Spectre) will be the president of the International Jury of the Competition at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival (more...)
Abby Books Launches Movie Poster Books Webstoreby BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016
Abby Books, publisher of more than 40 movie poster books starring Hollywood's legendary and iconic film stars, has opened an exclusive webstore to market its unique product line.
Founded in 2014, Abby Books' popular full-color movie poster books feature such stars as Julie Andrews, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Charlie Chaplin, Sean Connery, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Kirk Douglas, Harrison Ford, Judy Garland, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Rock Hudson, Veronica Lake, Laurel & Hardy, Jerry Lewis, Marx Brothers, Marilyn Monroe, Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Elvis Presley, Randolph Scott, James Stewart, Elizabeth Taylor, Shirley Temple and John Wayne.
The Indiana-based publisher also offers movie poster books on the films of famous private detectives, Sherlock Holmes and Charlie Chan, and great silent film western stars, as well as on such genres as silent films, sound westerns of 1930-1935, and film noir of the early 1940s.
Each book is printed on 8 x 10 white paper. Page lengths and quantity of movie posters included vary by book.
Authors of most of the series of books are Greg and Jake Lenburg.
Greg Lenburg is best known for the best-selling book, The Three Stooges Scrapbook-Updated Edition. He is also Abby Books' founder.
Jake Lenburg is author of the Great Silent Comedians Movie Poster Book, Charlie Chaplin Movie Poster Book, Great Silent Comedians Poster Art Book and Great Silent Comedians Movie Poster Book - Revised Edition.
Abby Books new webstore is at www.classicmovieposterbooks.com. (more...)
Film Legend Sophia Loren Regrets Turning Down Broadway Opportunitiesby Movies News Desk - Mar 25, 2016
Film icon Sophia Loren revealed to PEOPLE Magazine that one of her regrets in life is that she never appeared on the Broadway stage. (more...)
Van Wezel to Welcome Sophia Loren, 3/31by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016
?Synonymous with grace, beauty, and artistry, famed Italian movie star Sophia Loren graces the stage at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Thursday, March 31st at 8:00pm. The Oscar-winning actress will captivate the audience with an intimate onstage conversation and question-and-answer session lead by Entertainment Tonight correspondent Bill Harris, as well as film clips from her prolific career spanning more than five decades. (more...)
Tony Winner John Lloyd Young to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This Aprilby BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016
After two previous sold-out engagements, Feinstein's at the Nikko welcomes the return of Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young for two performances only - Friday, April 8 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, April 9 (7 p.m.). (more...)
The New Group to Honor Ed Harris, Amy Madigan & Ellen Roth at Annual Gala Tonightby BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016
Off-Broadway's The New Group will honor Ed Harris & Amy Madigan and Ellen Roth at the company's Annual Gala tonight, March 7 at Tribeca Rooftop (2 Desbrosses Street between Hudson & Greenwich). (more...)
Capitol Center's 2015-16 Salon Series Welcomes Filmmakers Esy Casey and Sarah Friedland on 4/15by Louisa Brady - Mar 5, 2016
The Capitol Center for the Arts is pleased to welcome two award-winning filmmakers, Esy Casey and Sarah Friedland, to the historic Kimball House as part of 2015-16 Salon Series on April 15 at 7:30pm. (more...)
The New Group to Honor Ed Harris, Amy Madigan & Ellen Roth at Annual Galaby BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016
Off-Broadway's The New Group will honor Ed Harris & Amy Madigan and Ellen Roth at the company's Annual Gala on Monday, March 7 at Tribeca Rooftop (2 Desbrosses Street between Hudson & Greenwich). Hosted by Mario Cantone, the event will feature performances by Jerry Dixon and Nat and Alex Wolff, and an appearance by playwright Beth Henley, author of Crimes of the Heart and The Jacksonian. Music Director is Sinai Tabak. The evening, 6:00-10:00pm, includes cocktails, dinner, and silent and live auctions. (more...)
Marc Salem's MIND OVER CHICAGO Adds Performances to Run at Apollo Theaterby BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016
The newly designed and renovated Apollo Theater Chicago, 2540 N Lincoln Ave, is excited to present a special limited engagement of Marc Salem's Mind Over Chicago, the latest interactive show in Marc Salem's Mind Over... series, created with tasty local flavor specifically for the Windy City. (more...)
'Cool Hand Luke' Star George Kennedy Dies at Age 91by TV News Desk - Mar 1, 2016
George Kennedy, perhaps best known for his role opposite Paul Newman in COOL HAND LUKE, passed away on Sunday in Boise Idaho of natural causes. The Oscar winner was 91. (more...)
David Sheehan Predicts Leonardo DiCaprio as the Only 'Sure' Winner at Tonight's Oscarsby BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2016
Longtime CBS/NBC TV news reporter-critic David Sheehan, who is hosting a new internet Oscar special 'AND THE WINNERS ARE...' says what he calls the 'about time' syndrome makes Leonardo DiCaprio the only sure thing at tonight's Academy Awards. (more...)
Galeca Names Top-Ten Movies About the Academy Awards in Prep for Sunday's Oscarsby Louisa Brady - Feb 27, 2016
Flashback Friday! The Board of the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, which is comprised of over 140 film and TV journalists and/or critics nationwide, had fun last February picking its choices for the very best (or at least dishiest) movies through the years that have somehow included the Academy Awards ® in their storylines (note: GALECA is not affiliated with the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences). Let's revisit GALECA's Top 10 Movies That Costar Oscar ®, ranked from 1 to 10 below, shall we? (more...)
David Sheehan's AND THE WINNERS ARE... Shows Other Side of Oscars Raceby Louisa Brady - Feb 27, 2016
Longtime CBS/NBC TV news reporter-critic David Sheehan has updated his new one-hour internet Oscar extravaganza 'AND THE WINNERS ARE ...' to open with a journalistic acknowledgement of the current controversy about the absence of African-Americans in this year's Academy Awards nominations. The opening features a leadoff interview with Will Smith, whose highly touted performance in 'Concussion' was ignored, adding more momentum to Smith's own viral social media protest hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Marc Salem's MIND OVER CHICAGO at Apollo Theaterby BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016
The newly designed and renovated Apollo Theater Chicago, 2540 N Lincoln Ave, is excited to present a special limited engagement of Marc Salem's Mind Over Chicago, the latest interactive show in Marc Salem's Mind Over… series, created with tasty local flavor specifically for the Windy City. (more...)
John Rando Will Direct Upcoming Staged Reading of THE STINGby Marissa Sblendorio - Feb 10, 2016
Back in 2015, we reported that there was a reading of THE STING that took place around early August. We now have new information that the Araca Group will hold a new reading of the musical, directed again by John Rando. The reading will take place February 22nd to the 26th, with music and lyrics by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis and the book written by Bob Martin. (more...)
THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- NOISES OFF's Daniel Davisby BWW Staff - Feb 5, 2016
In this week's edition, we caught up with Daniel Davis, who stars as 'Selsdon Mowbray' in NOISES OFF, playing at the American AirlinesTheatre. (more...)
PTC to Stage AN INSPECTOR CALLSby BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016
Pioneer Theatre Company presents An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley, February 19 - March 5, 2016. (more...)
Frank D'Angelo's SICILLIAN VAMPIRE Gets Green Light for Theatrical Releaseby Movies News Desk - Jan 27, 2016
The news was just released that Frank D'Angelo's feature film Sicilian Vampire will have its theatrical release in Canada and USA at the end of February, with Europe soon to follow. (more...)
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