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Comedy Central's @MIDNIGHT Joins New York Comedy Festival, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

For the first time since its wildly successful launch,? Comedy Central's newest late night hit '@midnight,'produced by Funny Or Die, will hit the road this fall, trading Silicon Beach for Silicon Alley. The social media sensation joins the stellar lineup of the 2014 New York Comedy Festival to tape a week of shows which will air Monday, November 3 throughThursday, November 6 at Midnight ET/PT. Hosted by Chris Hardwick (@nerdist), the special NYCF week of episodes will include visual and textual nods to New York and feature a coterie of comedians playing fan favorites such as #HashtagWars, Rapid Refresh and Sweet Emoji. The '@midnight' tapings will be filmed at ABC Television Center on Manhattan's Upper West Side and fans may request free tickets atwww.nycomedyfestival.com. 'Sure, we get a lot of comedians to come onto our show in Los Angele (more...)

Comedy Central's @MIDNIGHT to Air from New York Comedy Festival This November
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

For the first time since its wildly successful launch, Comedy Central's newest late night hit "@midnight," produced by Funny Or Die, will hit the road this fall (more...)

John Oliver, Bruce Springsteen & More to Perform at 8th Annual Stand Up for Heroes This November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Stand Up for Heroes, New York's most impactful night of comedy and music, returns to the Theater at Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. (more...)

Ricky Gervais Joins Cast of ABC's GALAVANT
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

According to EW, Ricky Gervais has joined the cast of ABC's fairytale musical GALAVANT. (more...)

Theatrical Showing of DOCTOR WHO Season Premiere Ranks No. 1 at Box Office
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

According to Rentrak, the theatrical event on August 25th screened in more than 650 theaters nationwide ranked No. 1 at the box office compared to all other films that Monday night. (more...)

InDepth InterView Flashback 2011: Joan Rivers Talks Broadway, Hollywood, Reality TV & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 06, 2014

Today we remember stage and screen icon Joan Rivers in honor of her death this week at the age of 81 with this 2011 InDepth InterView. (more...)

The Marlowe Theatre Presents ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Sept. 19-Oct. 4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2014

The National Theatre's award-winning comedy One Man, Two Guvnors comes to Canterbury September 19-October 4. (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg, Bette Midler, Ricky Gervais & More Remember Iconic Comedienne Joan Rivers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Friends, colleagues, and members of the theatre industy have started turning to Twitter to express their sorrow at the news. BWW will continue to update the reactions as they are posted.Friends, colleagues, and members of the theatre industry have started turning to Twitter to express their sorrow at the news. BWW will continue to update the reactions as they are posted. (more...)

BBC America to Premiere Documentary HARRY AT 30, 9/14
by TV News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

On September 15, HRH Prince Henry of Wales (better known to most as Prince Harry) turns 30-years-old. Fittingly, on the eve of his milestone birthday BBC AMERICA premieres Harry at 30 (more...)

Comedian Ricky Gervais Claims 'Free Speech' After Blaming Celebrity Victims for Nude Photo Hack
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Comedian Ricky Gervais is claiming 'free speech' after he was accused of blaming the actual celebrity victims of a nude photo hack online. He said in a tweet that was quickly deleted, 'Celebrities, make it harder for people to get nude pics of you from your computer by not putting nude pics of yourself on your computer.' (more...)

BBC AMERICA's Highest Rated New Series Premiere for Supernatural Saturday
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

BBC AMERICA's new eight part paranormal thriller, Intruders, delivers the channel its biggest Supernatural Saturday series premiere ever in Live+3-Day, earning 1.223 million Total Viewers and 623,000 in A25-54. Its +77% growth among A25-54 over its Live+SD ranks ahead of the series premieres of both Atlantis (+38%) and Orphan Black (+29%). The series premiered on Saturday, August 23, 10:00pm ET and is the channel's second highest series premiere ever in Live+3-Day. (more...)

All of the 66th Emmy Award Winners! Full Results!
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 26, 2014

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards telecast will air live coast-to-coast live tonight at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on NBC from the NOKIA Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Over the last week, BroadwayWorld has been bringing you special Emmy coverage with profiles of Emmy-nominated theatre stars and plays adapted into Emmy-nominated TV movies. Check out all of BWW's Emmy Coverage. (more...)

Photo Flash: On the 2014 Emmys Red Carpet - Part 3!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards telecast will air live coast-to-coast live tonight at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on NBCfrom the NOKIA Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles. The stars have already hit the red carpet and settled in for the ceremony - but it's never too late to get one last look at the fashion! (more...)

New Era of DOCTOR WHO Begins with Highest Rated Premiere On BBC America
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The new era of Doctor Who begins with the highest rated season premiere ever on BBC AMERICA. The US embraced award winning actor Peter Capaldi's first full episode as the Doctor, delivering 2.58 million total viewers Live+SD Cume*. From 8:00-10:00pm, Doctor Who ranked as the #1 program in all of cable among total viewers and A25-54. BBC AMERICA was the #1 network and Doctor Who was the #1 show in all of television on Twitter and Tumblr for the day. Over 1 million total viewers Live+SD Cume* tuned in for BBC AMERICA's new eight part paranormal thriller, Intruders, which helped deliver BBC AMERICA its highest rated Saturday night ever. (more...)

Emmy Preview: BroadwayWorld Staff and Fans Predict Emmy Winners!
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 25, 2014

The 66th Annual Emmy Awards will come to you from the Nokia Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on NBC on Monday, August 25th live at 8:00pm. All week, BWW has been spotlighting the Emmy nominated TV performances of some of Broadway's biggest stars. If you want to follow along and interact with all of BroadwayWorld's Emmy coverage, check out #BWWEmmys on Twitter or visit our BWW Emmy Coverage Home. (more...)

THE LION KING's Alton Fitzgerald White Will Give 4,000th Performance as 'Mufasa' Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

THE LION KING Broadway cast member ALTON FITZGERALD WHITE will play his 4,000th performance as Mufasa in the landmark musical event this Saturday evening, August 23rd, 2014. White originated the role of Mufasa in the US touring production in 2002 and in a sit-down Las Vegas production in 2009, in addition to leading the flagship Broadway company intermittently since. (more...)

Scoop: LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL - Week of August 25, 2014
by TV Scoop - Aug 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL, airing on ABC for the week of August 25, 2014! (more...)

Josh Gad, Sarah Jessica Parker & More Accept ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
by Movies News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The ALS ice bucket challenge, which dares people to either donate to the cause or dump a bucket of ice-cold water over their heads, was originally started by the ALS Association in July. (more...)

VIDEO: From SNL to 'Late Night': Seth Meyers is Ready to Host the PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 21, 2014

Seth Meyers will take over the reins as host of the The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, airing live on NBC coast-to-coast, Monday, Aug. 25 (5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET). (more...)

E! Online Predicts the 66TH ANNUAL EMMY AWARD Winners
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The 2014 Emmys are fast approaching, and we have broken down all the Drama and Comedy acting categories for you, so you can go wager all your life savings on our infallible picks. (Don't actually do that.) (more...)

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