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Mark Rylance to Star in West End Transfer of FARINELLI AND THE KINGMark Rylance to Star in West End Transfer of FARINELLI AND THE KING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Shakespeare's Globe and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce the West End transfer of Claire van Kampen's critically-acclaimed new play Farinelli and the King, directed by John Dove, designed by Jonathan Fensom and starring Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall, Jerusalem, Richard III, Twelfth Night), as King Philippe V of Spain. Sam Crane will once again play the acting role of Farinelli, while the singing role will be reprised by opera star, Iestyn Davies and shared withRupert Enticknap. The rest of the cast will also transfer with Huss Garbiya playing Doctor Jose Cervi, Melody Grove playing Isabella Farnese, Colin Hurley as Metastasio and Edward Peel as De la Cuadra. (more...)

First Lady Michelle Obama to Appear on BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Award Show on BETFirst Lady Michelle Obama to Appear on BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Award Show on BET
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

BET Networks and BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc. are honored to welcome First Lady Michelle Obama to her first "BLACK GIRLS ROCK!" Show at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (more...)

SCENES FROM AN ADULTERY to Play New Rep Theatre, 4/25-5/17SCENES FROM AN ADULTERY to Play New Rep Theatre, 4/25-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

New Repertory Theatre announces SCENES FROM AN ADULTERY by Ronan Noone, April 25-May 17, 2015 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Joel Edgerton's New Psychological Thriller Officially Titled THE GIFTJoel Edgerton's New Psychological Thriller Officially Titled THE GIFT
by Movies News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Motion picture and television studio STX Entertainment and Blumhouse Productions have officially titled their Joel Edgerton-helmed film The Gift, it was announced today by Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STX Entertainment's Motion Picture Group. (more...)

Live It Up Productions to Bring ALWAYS BELIEVE: A TRIBUTE TO GLEE to Atlantic City, 4/19Live It Up Productions to Bring ALWAYS BELIEVE: A TRIBUTE TO GLEE to Atlantic City, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Live It Up Productions ('LIU'), the Palm Springs-based production company, is taking the stage at the world-famous Tropicana in Atlantic City, New Jersey, with the East Coast premiere of their hit show, 'Always Believe: A Tribute to Glee,' on April 19, 2015. (more...)

Live It Up Productions Coming to Atlantic CityLive It Up Productions Coming to Atlantic City
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Live It Up Productions ('LIU'), the Palm Springs-based production company, is taking the stage at the world-famous Tropicana in Atlantic City, New Jersey, with the East Coast premiere of their hit show, 'Always Believe: A Tribute to Glee,' on April 19, 2015. Take a ride on a musical adventure as a ragtag group of eccentric personalities, led by their ever-determined choir director, overcome personal obstacles and scheming faculty members as they reach for their dream-to win the National Choir Competition. From off-key moments and life lessons to sizzling show stopper performances, this high-energy production brings music, personalities, and drama together to tell the classic story of big dreams and even bigger hearts. (more...)

History Announces Development of Scripted Series KNIGHTFALLHistory Announces Development of Scripted Series KNIGHTFALL
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

HISTORY® is in-development with KNIGHTFALL, a scripted series chronicling the actual events leading up to and following the persecution, downfall and burning at the stake of the Knights Templar on Friday the 13th, 1307 (more...)

Hulu Orders New One-Hour Drama THE WAYHulu Orders New One-Hour Drama THE WAY
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

The Way, a drama series from Universal Television and Jason Katims' True Jack Productions (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood), will join Hulu's upcoming original programming slate (more...)

Scoop: THE GOLDBERGS on ABC - Wednesday, April 8, 2015Scoop: THE GOLDBERGS on ABC - Wednesday, April 8, 2015
by - Mar 23, 2015

Get all the scoop on THE GOLDBERGS, airing on ABC on Wednesday, April 8, 2015! (more...)

Roseanne Barr to Host Season 2 of Investigation Discovery's MOMSTERS: WHEN MOMS GO BADRoseanne Barr to Host Season 2 of Investigation Discovery's MOMSTERS: WHEN MOMS GO BAD
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

On the heels of a hugely successful first season, Investigation Discovery today announced the greenlight for season two of MOMSTERS: WHEN MOMS GO BAD (more...)

The Highwood Theatre Tackles Mental Illness in Student ProductionThe Highwood Theatre Tackles Mental Illness in Student Production
by Madison Middleton - Mar 23, 2015

The Highwood Theatre's student production of 'August: Osage County' aims to create an open dialogue within the community to raise education and awareness of mental health issues. (more...)

Life of Theater Patriarch A.W. CHAFFIN To Be CelebratedLife of Theater Patriarch A.W. CHAFFIN To Be Celebrated
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 23, 2015

Members of the Nashville theater community will gather today to lay to rest - and celebrate the thriving legacy - of A.W. 'Big John' Chaffin, the founder of Music City's first professional theater company and the patriarch of one of the first families of Tennessee theater. (more...)

ASICS Launches Global Search for Amateur Runners to 'Beat the Sun Challenge', 6/21ASICS Launches Global Search for Amateur Runners to 'Beat the Sun Challenge', 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

IRVINE, Calif., March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ASICS has today launched a global search for amateur runners to take part in the annual 'ASICS Beat the Sun' challenge, which returns to Chamonix on June 21 st, the longest day of the year. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cast Of THE PRODUCERS And More With Mel Brooks After His Solo Show!Photo Coverage: Cast Of THE PRODUCERS And More With Mel Brooks After His Solo Show!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 23, 2015

MEL BROOKS LIVE IN LONDON, a Brooksfilms Limited and Corniche Pictures event, was a special one-night only event on Sunday March 22nd, 2015 at 7:30pm at The Prince of Wales Theatre in London. American comedy legend Mel Brooks takes the stage for his first-ever solo show in the UK, sure to be chock-full of childhood memories, Hollywood history, unforgettable live music and uproarious laughter. "I am thrilled to bring this introspective retrospective of my life and career to the West End stage," said Mel Brooks. "It will be an evening the audience will never forget-whether they want to or not!" Tickets available from Tuesday March 3 via www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk or 0844 482 5115. Mel Brooks is in an elite group as one of the few entertainers to earn all four major American entertainment prizes - the Tony, Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar. His career began in television writing for Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows and together with Buck Henry creating the long running TV series Get Smart. He then teamed up with Carl Reiner to write and perform the Grammy-winning 2000 Year Old Man comedy albums & books. Brooks won his first Oscar in 1964 for writing and narrating the animated short The Critic and his second for the screenplay of his first feature film, The Producers in 1968. Many hit comedy films followed including The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, History of the World Part I, To Be or Not to Be, Spaceballs, Life Stinks, Robin Hood: Men in Tights and Dracula: Dead and Loving It. His film production company, Brooksfilms Limited also produced critically acclaimed films such as The Elephant Man, The Fly, Frances, My Favorite Year and 84 Charring Cross Road. For three successive seasons, 1997-1999 Mel Brooks won Emmy Awards for his role as "Uncle Phil" on the hit sitcom Mad About You. Brooks received three 2001 Tony Awards and two Grammy Awards for The Producers: the New Mel Brooks Musical, which ran on Broadway from 2001 to 2006. Overall the show received 12 Tony awards and The Producers still holds the record for the most Tony awards ever won by a Broadway musical. He followed that success with The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, which ran on Broadway from 2007 to 2009 and both musicals continue to be performed and enjoyed by audiences all over the world. In 2009 President Barack Obama presented Mel Brooks with The Kennedy Center Honors, recognizing a lifetime of extraordinary contributions to American culture. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cast Of THE PRODUCERS And More With Mel Brooks After His Solo Show!Photo Coverage: Cast Of THE PRODUCERS And More With Mel Brooks After His Solo Show!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 23, 2015

MEL BROOKS LIVE IN LONDON, a Brooksfilms Limited and Corniche Pictures event, was a special one-night only event on Sunday March 22nd, 2015 at 7:30pm at The Prince of Wales Theatre in London. American comedy legend Mel Brooks takes the stage for his first-ever solo show in the UK, sure to be chock-full of childhood memories, Hollywood history, unforgettable live music and uproarious laughter. “I am thrilled to bring this introspective retrospective of my life and career to the West End stage,” said Mel Brooks. “It will be an evening the audience will never forget—whether they want to or not!” Tickets available from Tuesday March 3 via www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk or 0844 482 5115. Mel Brooks is in an elite group as one of the few entertainers to earn all four major American entertainment prizes – the Tony, Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar. His career began in television writing for Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows and together with Buck Henry creating the long running TV series Get Smart. He then teamed up with Carl Reiner to write and perform the Grammy-winning 2000 Year Old Man comedy albums & books. Brooks won his first Oscar in 1964 for writing and narrating the animated short The Critic and his second for the screenplay of his first feature film, The Producers in 1968. Many hit comedy films followed including The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, History of the World Part I, To Be or Not to Be, Spaceballs, Life Stinks, Robin Hood: Men in Tights and Dracula: Dead and Loving It. His film production company, Brooksfilms Limited also produced critically acclaimed films such as The Elephant Man, The Fly, Frances, My Favorite Year and 84 Charring Cross Road. For three successive seasons, 1997-1999 Mel Brooks won Emmy Awards for his role as “Uncle Phil” on the hit sitcom Mad About You. Brooks received three 2001 Tony Awards and two Grammy Awards for The Producers: the New Mel Brooks Musical, which ran on Broadway from 2001 to 2006. Overall the show received 12 Tony awards and The Producers still holds the record for the most Tony awards ever won by a Broadway musical. He followed that success with The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, which ran on Broadway from 2007 to 2009 and both musicals continue to be performed and enjoyed by audiences all over the world. In 2009 President Barack Obama presented Mel Brooks with The Kennedy Center Honors, recognizing a lifetime of extraordinary contributions to American culture. (more...)

Indian Company Cineplay Holds Month Long CINEPLAY FESTIVAL '15 ACT 1, 2/27Indian Company Cineplay Holds Month Long CINEPLAY FESTIVAL '15 ACT 1, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Mumbai, February 25th, 2015: Following through on the promise of presenting a new genre of cinema adapted from the best in Indian theatre to a larger audience, CinePlay has teamed up with the Matterden Center For Creation (CFC) to celebrate the anniversary of its first release. CinePlays will be regularly exhibited at the latter's newly-renovated 480 seat theatre in Lower Parel. (more...)

FX Announces First-Look Production Deal with Producer Stacey SherFX Announces First-Look Production Deal with Producer Stacey Sher
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

FX has closed a first-look production deal with award-winning producer Stacey Sher and her production company Shiny Penny (more...)

Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, March 23, 2015Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, March 23, 2015
by - Mar 20, 2015

Get all the scoop on DANCING WITH THE STARS, airing on ABC on Monday, March 23, 2015! (more...)

Discovery Cube LA Opens New "Science of Hockey" ExhibitDiscovery Cube LA Opens New "Science of Hockey" Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

The LA Kings Science of Hockey exhibit opened today for the first time at Discovery Cube Los Angeles (DCLA). Science and hockey fans alike can now be immersed in one of the most technically advanced sports-themed exhibits featuring the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings. This permanent attraction offers interactive learning focused on the science, math, and skills behind the thrilling sport of hockey. (more...)

Scoop: THE GOLDBERGS on ABC - Saturday, April 4, 2015Scoop: THE GOLDBERGS on ABC - Saturday, April 4, 2015
by - Mar 19, 2015

Get all the scoop on THE GOLDBERGS, airing on ABC on Saturday, April 4, 2015! (more...)

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