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Ringo Starr to Publish 'Octopus's Garden' Children's Picture Book with Simon & Schuster
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2013

Simon and Schuster Children's Books today announced a worldwide publication agreement with Ringo Starr for a picture book edition of his famous Beatles hit, Octopus's Garden, 45 years after the song was first written. (more...)

Melissa Gilbert to Release New Children's Book DAISY AND JOSEPHINE
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2013

Melissa Gilbert, actress and bestselling author of Prairie Tale, has announced that she will be publishing her first picture book with Paula Wiseman Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. The book will go on sale January 28, 2014, and will be titled Daisy and Josephine. It will be illustrated by Julia Kuo, a rising star in the industry. (more...)

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Named Master Publishing Licensee For Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, one of the world's leading children's book publishers, has been named master publishing licensee for PBS KIDS ratings winner Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. Under its agreement with brand owner, The Fred Rogers Company, and licensing agency, Out of the Blue Enterprises, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing will introduce a broad range of books based on the award-winning and critically-acclaimed animated show, the first TV series from The Fred Rogers Company since the iconic Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. The first titles in the publishing program are set to launch in January 2014. (more...)

MY MOM IS TRYING TO RUIN MY LIFE World Premiere Set for Workshop Theater, 2/16-3/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 09, 2013

WORKSHOP THEATER COMPANY in conjunction with JEM THEATRICALS is presenting the world premiere production of MY MOM IS TRYING TO RUIN MY LIFE, a new family musical comedy. The musical, with book by Kate Feiffer and MJ Bruder Munafo, music by Paul Jacobs, lyrics by Sarah Durkee, is based on the acclaimed picture book MY MOM IS TRYING TO RUIN MY LIFE, by Kate Feiffer with illustrations by Diane Goode (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books). The musical will be directed by Debbi Katz and choreographed by Danyelle Demchock of the Young Performers Dance Academy. MY MOM IS TRYING TO RUIN MY LIFE will play a four-week limited engagement at the WorkShop Theater (312 West 36th Street). Performances begin Saturday, February 16 at 12 pm and continue through Today, March 10 at 3 pm. Press are invited to all performances. (more...)

MY MOM IS TRYING TO RUIN MY LIFE World Premiere Set for Workshop Theater, Now thru 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2013

WORKSHOP THEATER COMPANY in conjunction with JEM THEATRICALS is presenting the world premiere production of MY MOM IS TRYING TO RUIN MY LIFE, a new family musical comedy. The musical, with book by Kate Feiffer and MJ Bruder Munafo, music by Paul Jacobs, lyrics by Sarah Durkee, is based on the acclaimed picture book MY MOM IS TRYING TO RUIN MY LIFE, by Kate Feiffer with illustrations by Diane Goode (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books). The musical will be directed by Debbi Katz and choreographed by Danyelle Demchock of the Young Performers Dance Academy. MY MOM IS TRYING TO RUIN MY LIFE will play a four-week limited engagement at the WorkShop Theater (312 West 36th Street). Performances begin today, February 16 at 12 pm and continue through Sunday, March 10 at 3 pm. Press are invited to all performances. (more...)

MY MOM IS TRYING TO RUIN MY LIFE Begins 2/16 at WorkShop Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2013

WORKSHOP THEATER COMPANY in conjunction with JEM THEATRICALS is presenting the New York premiere production of MY MOM IS TRYING TO RUIN MY LIFE, a new family musical comedy. The musical, with book by Kate Feiffer and MJ Bruder Munafo, music by Paul Jacobs, lyrics by Sarah Durkee, is based on the acclaimed picture book MY MOM IS TRYING TO RUIN MY LIFE, by Kate Feiffer with illustrations by Diane Goode (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books). The musical will be directed by Debbi Katz and choreographed by Danyelle Demchock of the Young Performers Dance Academy. MY MOM IS TRYING TO RUIN MY LIFE will play a four-week limited engagement at the WorkShop Theater (312 West 36th Street). Performances begin Today, February 16 at 12 pm and continue through Sunday, March 10 at 3 pm. Press are invited to all performances (more...)

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers To Publish A New Young Adult Series With New York Times Bestselling Author Lauren DeStefano
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2013

Lauren DeStefano, the New York Times bestselling author of The Chemical Garden trilogy has signed on to write a brand-new utopian series with Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. The new series will be published in Spring 2014 and will be called The Internment Chronicles. The title of the first book is Perfect Ruin. In addition to the new series, two short stories will be published as eBooks to complement the story. The final book of The Chemical Garden Trilogy, Sever, goes on sale February 12, 2013. (more...)

MY MOM IS TRYING TO RUIN MY LIFE Begins 2/16 at WorkShop Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013

WORKSHOP THEATER COMPANY in conjunction with JEM THEATRICALS is presenting the New York premiere production of MY MOM IS TRYING TO RUIN MY LIFE, a new family musical comedy. The musical, with book by Kate Feiffer and MJ Bruder Munafo, music by Paul Jacobs, lyrics by Sarah Durkee, is based on the acclaimed picture book MY MOM IS TRYING TO RUIN MY LIFE, by Kate Feiffer with illustrations by Diane Goode (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books). The musical will be directed by Debbi Katz and choreographed by Danyelle Demchock of the Young Performers Dance Academy. MY MOM IS TRYING TO RUIN MY LIFE will play a four-week limited engagement at the WorkShop Theater (312 West 36th Street). Performances begin Saturday, February 16 at 12 pm and continue through Sunday, March 10 at 3 pm. Press are invited to all performances (more...)

MY MOM IS TRYING TO RUIN MY LIFE World Premiere Set for Workshop Theater, 2/16-3/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2013

WORKSHOP THEATER COMPANY in conjunction with JEM THEATRICALS is presenting the world premiere production of MY MOM IS TRYING TO RUIN MY LIFE, a new family musical comedy. The musical, with book by Kate Feiffer and MJ Bruder Munafo, music by Paul Jacobs, lyrics by Sarah Durkee, is based on the acclaimed picture book MY MOM IS TRYING TO RUIN MY LIFE, by Kate Feiffer with illustrations by Diane Goode (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books). The musical will be directed by Debbi Katz and choreographed by Danyelle Demchock of the Young Performers Dance Academy. MY MOM IS TRYING TO RUIN MY LIFE will play a four-week limited engagement at the WorkShop Theater (312 West 36th Street). Performances begin Saturday, February 16 at 12 pm and continue through Sunday, March 10 at 3 pm. Press are invited to all performances. (more...)

Michael Ian Black to Publish Two Children's Books With Simon & Schuster
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2013

The multitalented Michael Ian Black has signed for two additional children's books with Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. (more...)

Simon & Schuster to Publish Hernandez's THEY CALL ME A HERO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2012

When Daniel Hernandez Jr. was twenty-years-old he was working as an intern for U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords. On January 8, 2011, during a 'Congress on Your Corner' event, Giffords was shot. Daniel Hernandez's quick thinking helped to save Giffords's life until the paramedics arrived and took her to the hospital. Hernandez's bravery and heroism has been noted by many, including President Barack Obama. (more...)

Academy Award-Winning Actress Octavia Spencer To Publish Debut Middle-Grade Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2012

Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer has signed with Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, to publish Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective, a two-book middle-grade series. The first title in the series, Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective: The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit will be published in Fall 2013, and is the author's first novel. (more...)

Academy Award Winner Octavia Spencer to Publish Children's Book Series
by Movies News Desk - Oct 11, 2012

Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer has signed with Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, to publish Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective, a two-book middle-grade series. (more...)

Olympic Gold Medalist Alex Morgan to Publish Middle-Grade Series THE KICKS, Summer 2013
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2012

American soccer star and Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan has signed with Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, to publish The Kicks, a three-book middle-grade series. The first title in the series will be published in Summer 2013, and is the author's first novel. (more...)

Anika Noni Rose, Audra McDonald, Denzel Washington et al. Receive NAACP Image Award Noms.
by Movies News Desk - Jan 06, 2010

The 41st NAACP Image Awards nominees were announced today during a press conference at The SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills. Taye Diggs ('Private Practice' - ABC), Michael Strahan ('Brothers' - FOX) and 'FOX NFL Sunday'), Wanda Sykes ('The Wanda Sykes Show' - FOX), Kyle Massey ('That's SRaven,' 'Cory in the House' - Disney Channel), Chris Massey ('Zoey 101' - Nickelodeon) and Tatyana Ali (Young and the Restless - CBS) joined NAACP Image Awards Committee Chair, Clayola Brown, and Vicangelo Bulluck, Executive Producer of the telecast, to announce the categories and nominees. The 41st NAACP Image Awards will air live on Friday, February 26 (8:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT Tape-Delayed) on FOX. (more...)

REVIEW: Good Knight and Goodbye, SPAMALOT! (Tour Ends 10/18)
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2009

REVIEW: If you have not had any prior or much exposure to the absurdist comedy of Monty Python before, don't fear (or, worse, soil your pants and run away). Not knowing anything from their decades-long catalog of shtick will not prevent you from enjoying MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, one of the funniest musicals ever to grace the main stage of the Orange County Performing Arts Center. But it helps. (The tour ends October 18). (more...)

REVIEW: Good Knight and Goodbye, SPAMALOT! (Tour Ends 10/18)
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2009

REVIEW: If you have not had any prior or much exposure to the absurdist comedy of Monty Python before, don't fear (or, worse, soil your pants and run away). Not knowing anything from their decades-long catalog of shtick will not prevent you from enjoying MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, one of the funniest musicals ever to grace the main stage of the Orange County Performing Arts Center. But it helps. (The tour ends October 18). (more...)

REVIEW: Good Knight and Goodbye, SPAMALOT! (Tour Ends 10/18)
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2009

REVIEW: If you have not had any prior or much exposure to the absurdist comedy of Monty Python before, don't fear (or, worse, soil your pants and run away). Not knowing anything from their decades-long catalog of shtick will not prevent you from enjoying MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, one of the funniest musicals ever to grace the main stage of the Orange County Performing Arts Center. But it helps. (The tour ends October 18). (more...)

BWW INTERVIEWS: SPAMALOT Cast Celebrate Final Tour Stop Oct. 6 - 18 in the O.C.
by Michael L. Quintos - Oct 15, 2009

The 'Bright Side of Life' will light up for just two more weeks as The Tony and Grammy Award-winning MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT makes its final stop (after an almost four year national tour run) at the Orange County Performing Arts Center on October 6 - 18. As a special closing treat, John O' Hurley (TV's Seinfeld, Dancing with the Stars, and Family Feud) will reprise the role of King Arthur for its final set of performances. Orange County correspondent Michael Lawrence Quintos recently spoke with cast members Paula Wise and Christopher Gurr about their long, soon-to-end journey with the hilarious musical comedy. (more...)

REVIEW: Good Knight and Goodbye, SPAMALOT! (Tour Ends 10/18)
by Michael L. Quintos - Oct 15, 2009

REVIEW: If you have not had any prior or much exposure to the absurdist comedy of Monty Python before, don't fear (or, worse, soil your pants and run away). Not knowing anything from their decades-long catalog of shtick will not prevent you from enjoying MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, one of the funniest musicals ever to grace the main stage of the Orange County Performing Arts Center. But it helps. (The tour ends October 18). (more...)

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