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NBC's THE WIZ LIVE, David Alan Grier Among Winners of 2016 NAACP Image AwardsNBC's THE WIZ LIVE, David Alan Grier Among Winners of 2016 NAACP Image Awards
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Among the winners announced was NBC's THE WIZ LIVE in the category of Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series, or Dramatic Special. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present LOUIS & KEELY: LOVE AT THE SAHARA Opens 2/27Laguna Playhouse to Present LOUIS & KEELY: LOVE AT THE SAHARA Opens 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Hershey Felder Presents are thrilled to announce the fourth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Tony Award-winner Anthony Crivello and Vanessa Claire Stewart starring in LOUIS & KEELY: 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA, written by Vanessa Stewart, Taylor Hackford & Jake Broder, choreography by Vernel Bagneris and directed by Taylor Hackford.  "Our subscribers and audiences are about the have the time of their lives as we transport them to 1950's Las Vegas and beyond and the incomparable song-stylings of Louis Prima and Keely Smith," says Wareham. LOUIS & KEELY: 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA will begin previews on Wednesday, February 24; will open on Saturday, February 27 and will run through Sunday, March 27, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Production Underway for Lifetime's THE REAL MVP, Based on Life of Kevin Durant's MotherProduction Underway for Lifetime's THE REAL MVP, Based on Life of Kevin Durant's Mother
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Lifetime continues its partnership with Academy Award nominated, Golden Globe, Grammy, SAG and Emmy Award winner Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere and their Flavor Unit team to bring the inspiring true story of Wanda Pratt (more...)

UPDATE: GREASE: LIVE Officially Beats NBC's 'The Wiz'; Closes In on 'Sound of Music'UPDATE: GREASE: LIVE Officially Beats NBC's 'The Wiz'; Closes In on 'Sound of Music'
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The first ratings are in for FOX's live broadcast of GREASE: LIVE and from the initial numbers, it appears that viewership was strong. (more...)

Hollywood Celebrates the 22nd Annual SAG AWARDS; All the Winners!Hollywood Celebrates the 22nd Annual SAG AWARDS; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

Winners of the 22nd ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS were revealed tonight, Saturday, January 30th (beginning at 8PM) on a simulcast airing live on TNT and TBS. (more...)

Carol Burnett to Receive SAG AWARDS Honor Tonight; Uzo Aduba, Kevin Spacey Among NomineesCarol Burnett to Receive SAG AWARDS Honor Tonight; Uzo Aduba, Kevin Spacey Among Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

Broadway veterans and theater stars abounded in this year's esteemed list of nominations. In film, the category of Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Lead Role included Bryan Cranston for TRUMBO, Michael Fassbender for STEVE JOBS and Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne for THE DANISH GIRL. (more...)

Jenna Leigh Green & Sally Schwab Board Off-Broadway Revival of THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTESJenna Leigh Green & Sally Schwab Board Off-Broadway Revival of THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Jenna Leigh Green and Sally Schwab will join One Life to Live's Kathy Brier and two-time Drama Desk Award nominee, Christina Bianco, in the Off-Broadway revival of The Marvelous Wonderettes, opening this spring!  (more...)

BROADWAY WITH THE CALLAWAYS and SIMPLY STREISAND Coming Up This Winter at NJPACBROADWAY WITH THE CALLAWAYS and SIMPLY STREISAND Coming Up This Winter at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is looking forward to two upcoming winter shows packed with Broadway talent: West Side Story to Wicked: Broadway with the Callaways and Simply Streisand?. (more...)

Charlie Murphy Coming to Comedy Works Larimer Square, 2/4-6Charlie Murphy Coming to Comedy Works Larimer Square, 2/4-6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Charlie Murphy's rapid evolution from Chappelle's Show cast member to top-billed international comedian has been remarkable. (more...)

Centric to Premiere New Centric Docu-Series FROM THE BOTTOM UP, 1/16Centric to Premiere New Centric Docu-Series FROM THE BOTTOM UP, 1/16
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Centric, the first network designed for Black women, launches “FROM THE BOTTOM UP,” a provocative docuseries following five high profile women after a publicized fall from grace. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Harvey Fierstein For HAIRSPRAY LIVE?  He'll Do It!  Would Jackie Hoffman?TWITTER WATCH: Harvey Fierstein For HAIRSPRAY LIVE? He'll Do It! Would Jackie Hoffman?
by Michael Dale - Jan 13, 2016

Social Media has been abuzz with casting ideas once Harirspray Live was announced. (more...)

Stephanie Mills & More Set for Special Valentine's Concert at New York's Beacon TheatreStephanie Mills & More Set for Special Valentine's Concert at New York's Beacon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Marquee Concerts announces two special Valentine's weekend events at New York City's landmark Beacon Theatre. The annual 70's Soul Jam Valentine's Concert on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 3pm and 8pm features a line-up of five classic R&B/soul groups (more...)

Lady Gaga, Denzel Washington Among Winners of 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards; Full ListLady Gaga, Denzel Washington Among Winners of 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards; Full List
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Tonight's the night! As of this evening, the 2016 awards season officially begins with the Golden Globes, honoring excellence in film and television. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell Sing RAGTIME and More in A CELEBRATION OF AMERICAN CREATIVITY at the White HouseSTAGE TUBE: Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell Sing RAGTIME and More in A CELEBRATION OF AMERICAN CREATIVITY at the White House
by Stage Tube - Jan 9, 2016

President and Mrs. Obama hosted an all-star music tribute 'A Celebration of American Creativity: In Performance at the White House,' celebrating the cultural resonance of art and literature in unique American musical forms, featuring performances by Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and hosted by Carol Burnett. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More Set for Tonight's IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE on PBSAudra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More Set for Tonight's IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE on PBS
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

'A Celebration of American Creativity: In Performance at the White House' premieres tonight, Friday, January 8, 2016 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings)., as part of PBS Arts. (more...)

Scoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 12/23 - 1/1 on NBCScoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 12/23 - 1/1 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Dec 23, 2015

Get all the scoop on TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 12/23 - 1/1, airing on NBC (more...)

E. Faye Butler, Amelia Jo Parish and More to Star in HAIRSPRAY at the Paramount This WinterE. Faye Butler, Amelia Jo Parish and More to Star in HAIRSPRAY at the Paramount This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

Get set for a high-octane ride with thrilling choreography, rockin' tunes and explosively colorful costumes - plus some really cool hairdos - when the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, presents HAIRSPRAY - The Broadway Musical, January 20 - February 21, 2016. (more...)

Encore Telecast of NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! Delivers 1.6 Million ViewersEncore Telecast of NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! Delivers 1.6 Million Viewers
by TV News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

NBC reports that an encore telecast of THE WIZ LIVE! averaged a 0.4/2 in the 18-49 demographic and delivered 1.6 million viewers overall from 8-10:58 pm. ET. (more...)

Christina Bianco & Kathy Brier to Lead THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Off-Broadway RevivalChristina Bianco & Kathy Brier to Lead THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Off-Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

The Marvelous Wonderettes are back!  Producers Tom and Michael D'Angora are bringing the long running Off-Broadway hit musical to New York's Theatre Row this spring.  The production, which features such classic 50's and 60's hits such as  "Lollipop," "Dream Lover," "Stupid Cupid," "Son of a Preacher Man," "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me," and "It's My Party," will feature two time Drama Desk nominee and Youtube sensation Christina Bianco and Emmy Award nominee Kathy Brier.  Additional casting and creative team will be announced early next year. (more...)

Scoop: ICE AGE: A MAMMOTH CHRISTMAS on FOX - Today, December 22, 2015Scoop: ICE AGE: A MAMMOTH CHRISTMAS on FOX - Today, December 22, 2015
by - Dec 21, 2015

Get all the scoop on ICE AGE: A MAMMOTH CHRISTMAS, airing on FOX on today, December 22, 2015! (more...)

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