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Woody Allen on IRRATIONAL MAN Star & Bette Midler's Daughter Sophie: 'She's Wonderful'Woody Allen on IRRATIONAL MAN Star & Bette Midler's Daughter Sophie: 'She's Wonderful'
by Movies News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

During the discussion, Friedman asked the legendary director about Bette Midler's actress daughter, Sophie von Haselberg, who is making her film debut in his latest project. (more...)

88-Year-Old Tony Bennett Cancels UK Concert Due to Illness88-Year-Old Tony Bennett Cancels UK Concert Due to Illness
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 10, 2015

Tony Bennett was forced to cancel last night's concert with Lady Gaga at Royal Albert Hall in London due to the flu. (more...)

Benjamin Walker Will Get Bloody in AMERICAN PSYCHO on Broadway; Musical Still Expected to Bow in 2016Benjamin Walker Will Get Bloody in AMERICAN PSYCHO on Broadway; Musical Still Expected to Bow in 2016
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 2, 2015

As previously reported, American Psycho will soon be cutting out a niche for itself on Broadway, with previews expected to begin in February 2016, ahead of an official opening in March. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND's Harvey Weinstein Comments on Astaire Award: 'We Need Guys Like Me on Broadway'FINDING NEVERLAND's Harvey Weinstein Comments on Astaire Award: 'We Need Guys Like Me on Broadway'
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 2, 2015

Joel Grey was among the esteemed honorees at last night's Astaire Awards, but according to Showbiz411 Roger Friedman, it was FINDING NEVERLAND producer and award recipient Harvey Weinstein who had plenty to say  in his own acceptance speech.  (more...)

Review Roundup: FINDING NEVERLAND Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: FINDING NEVERLAND Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 15, 2015

The new Broadway musical Finding Neverland, starring Matthew Morrison, Kelsey Grammer and Laura Michelle Kelly, officially opens tonight, April 15, 2015 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Tony Winner Phylicia Rashad Breaks Silence on Bill Cosby Abuse ClaimsTony Winner Phylicia Rashad Breaks Silence on Bill Cosby Abuse Claims
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

In an interview with Showbiz 411's Roger Friedman, Phylicia Rashad finally broke her silence on the multitude of sexual abuse allegations against her COSBY SHOW co-star Bill Cosby. (more...)

Review Roundup: A DELICATE BALANCE Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: A DELICATE BALANCE Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Nov 20, 2014

Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance stars Glenn Close (returning to Broadway for the first time in twenty years), John Lithgow, Lindsay Duncan, Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins, and Martha Plimpton. The limited engagement of A Delicate Balance, directed by Pam MacKinnon, officially opens tonight, November 20, and runs through Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

CONFIRMED! Christoph Waltz to Portray Next Villain in JAMES BOND FranchiseCONFIRMED! Christoph Waltz to Portray Next Villain in JAMES BOND Franchise
by Movies News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Yesterday, BWW shared the report that Christoph Waltz has just signed on to take on the role of the villain in the upcoming 24th installment of the JAMES BOND franchise. The news is now confirmed (more...)

Paul McCartney and BEATLES' Family Members Reunite at Stella McCartney TributePaul McCartney and BEATLES' Family Members Reunite at Stella McCartney Tribute
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

A semi-Beatles reunion took place last night at a gala honoring fashion designer Stella McCartney. (more...)

Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone to Star in New 'Rocky' Film CREED; Production to Begin 2015Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone to Star in New 'Rocky' Film CREED; Production to Begin 2015
by Movies News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

A new installment of the ROCKY film franchise, to be titled CREED, has been confirmed. (more...)

Author E.L. James to Re-Visit 50 SHADES Characters Following All-New Novel?Author E.L. James to Re-Visit 50 SHADES Characters Following All-New Novel?
by Movies News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Author E. L. James will most probably re-visit the characters from the best-selling novel FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, but not before penning a new novel featuring all-new characters. (more...)

UPDATE: Audra McDonald 'Considering' Role in HELLO AGAIN Film Adaptation; No Deal in PlaceUPDATE: Audra McDonald 'Considering' Role in HELLO AGAIN Film Adaptation; No Deal in Place
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Despite previous reports, six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald's involvement in the film adaptation of Michael John LaChuisa's HELLO AGAIN is not yet a done deal. (more...)

Audra McDonald to Star in Film Version of Sexual Tryst-Themed Musical HELLO AGAINAudra McDonald to Star in Film Version of Sexual Tryst-Themed Musical HELLO AGAIN
by Movies News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The uber-talented star is set to appear in a film version of a musical titled HELLO AGAIN, which Friedman describes as a look into 'sexual trysts set over several generations.' (more...)

Barbara Walters to Take Backstage Seat for THE VIEW Season PremiereBarbara Walters to Take Backstage Seat for THE VIEW Season Premiere
by TV News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

When ABC's THE VIEW returns for its all-new season, former host and show creator Barbara Walters will be in attendance, backstage that is. (more...)

New Film About Broadway Vet Phyllis Diller in the WorksNew Film About Broadway Vet Phyllis Diller in the Works
by Movies News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

A new film about comedian and Broadway veteran Phyllis Diller is in the works from producers Shaun Redick and Ray Mansfield. (more...)

Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga Tape Secret 'Cheek to Cheek' PBS Special to Air This OctoberTony Bennett, Lady Gaga Tape Secret 'Cheek to Cheek' PBS Special to Air This October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The halls of New York City's Rose Hall, located in the Time Warner Center, were groovin with the jazz sounds of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. (more...)

Paul McCartney's Animated Film Project in the Works!Paul McCartney's Animated Film Project in the Works!
by Movies News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Producers Michael Lynne and Bob Shaye have completed a finished script that 'everyone's happy with.' (more...)

AND SO IT GOES' Diane Keaton Says 'Okay' to Gig at Cafe CarlyleAND SO IT GOES' Diane Keaton Says 'Okay' to Gig at Cafe Carlyle
by Movies News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Following the screening, Keaton was approached by famed rock promoter Ron Delsener who proclaimed, “I want to book you into the Cafe Carlyle. You'll sell the place out!” (more...)

Barbra Streisand Attends Hollywood Reading for Next Directing ProjectBarbra Streisand Attends Hollywood Reading for Next Directing Project
by Movies News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Barbra Streisand attended a reading this past week in Hollywood for a new script that may turn into her next directing venture. (more...)

Monkees' Micky Dolenz to Lead New Play by 'Simpsons'
Scribe - New York Bound?Monkees' Micky Dolenz to Lead New Play by 'Simpsons' Scribe - New York Bound?
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Monkees' band member Micky Dolenz is set to star in a new play by Emmy Award winner Mike Reiss (more...)

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