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PEGASUS Debutes Theatrical Icons Ball, Davis & MonroePEGASUS Debutes Theatrical Icons Ball, Davis & Monroe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

Fans and friends were on hand for the unveiling of original artwork by UK famed street artist, PEGASUS (aka James X), as he made his American Debute. Among those in attendance were Barry Livingston and Ruta Lee of 'The Lucy Show,' who were on hand to pay homage to their former colleague, Queen of comedy - Lucille Ball, while TV Film actor/Fitness Expert and Body Builder, Roland Kickinger, was admittedly there for dream girl, Marilyn Monroe and film siren, Bette Davis, whom Hollywood Producer Jackie Goldberg (aka The Pink Lady) (more...)

WaterTower Theatre's CREEP World Premiere Begins TonightWaterTower Theatre's CREEP World Premiere Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

WaterTower Theatre presents the world premiere of Donald Fowler's musical CREEP. The musical will open WaterTower Theatre's 2015-2016 Season on Monday, October 5, 2015 (with previews tonight, October 2, Saturday, October 3, and a Gala Preview performance on Sunday, October 4). Kate Galvin, Associate Producer at the 11th Hour Theatre Company in Philadelphia, will direct. CREEP is produced by Terry Martin. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Casting for CREEP World Premiere This OctoberWaterTower Theatre Announces Casting for CREEP World Premiere This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced details of the world premiere of Donald Fowler's musical CREEP. The musical will open WaterTower Theatre's 2015-2016 Season on Monday, October 5, 2015 (with previews on Friday, October 2, Saturday, October 3, and a Gala Preview performance on Sunday, October 4). Kate Galvin, Associate Producer at the 11th Hour Theatre Company in Philadelphia, will direct. CREEP is produced by Terry Martin. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Cheryl Allison of BUDDY- THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Casa MananaBWW Interviews: Cheryl Allison of BUDDY- THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Casa Manana
by Kyle West - Apr 24, 2015

Cheryl Allison may not be a household name (yet), but her resume is extremely impressive, to say the least. With credits on Broadway, in Japan, several national tours, and endless regional theatres, Cheryl has made an impressive career out of theatre, which she first discovered as a child in Dallas. Not only is Cheryl starring in numerous roles this season at Casa Mañana in Fort Worth, but she just finished shooting her first feature film in July 2014, NO LETTING GO (co-starring Kathy Najimy and Alysia Reiner), set to be released in 2016. (more...)

Debbie Reynolds to be Honored with 2014 SAG Life Achievement AwardDebbie Reynolds to be Honored with 2014 SAG Life Achievement Award
by Movies News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Debbie Reynolds – actor, singer, dancer, author, champion for the preservation of the artifacts of film history and for the understanding and treatment of mental illness – has been named the 51st recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest honor: (more...)

Photo Flash: ONCE Opens at the Pantages Theatre, Now Through 8/10Photo Flash: ONCE Opens at the Pantages Theatre, Now Through 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

Pantages Theatre opened ONCE on July 17. The production runs through August 10, 2014. Scroll down to see the opening night photos! (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at TONY Awards Live Viewing Gala - Florence Henderson, Barbara Cook & More!BWW TV: First Look at TONY Awards Live Viewing Gala - Florence Henderson, Barbara Cook & More!
by Michael Sterling & Jordan Santacana - Jun 18, 2014

BWW TV's LA Correspondent/Co-Producer Michael Sterling and Videographer/Co-Producer Jordan Santacana were front and center with the stars attending the Actors Fund 18th Annual Tony® Awards Live Viewing Fundraising Party made possible by Tony® Awards Productions, Inc., the American Theatre Wing, the Broadway League, Direct TV and CBS. Wells Fargo presented the evening Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Skirball Cultural Center's new Guerin Pavilion/Herscher Hall in Los Angeles which was reported by event producer Luke Yankee to have raised $300,000. Check out the video below! (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at TONY Awards Live Viewing Gala - Florence Henderson, Barbara Cook & More!BWW TV: First Look at TONY Awards Live Viewing Gala - Florence Henderson, Barbara Cook & More!
by Michael Sterling & Jordan Santacana - Jun 16, 2014

BWW TV's LA Correspondent/Co-Producer Michael Sterling and Videographer/Co-Producer Jordan Santacana were front and center with the stars attending the Actors Fund 18th Annual Tony® Awards Live Viewing Fundraising Party made possible by Tony® Awards Productions, Inc., the American Theatre Wing, the Broadway League, Direct TV and CBS. Wells Fargo presented the evening Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Skirball Cultural Center's new Guerin Pavilion/Herscher Hall in Los Angeles which was reported by event producer Luke Yankee to have raised $300,000. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TONY Award Party - Barbara Cook, Florence Henderson, Constantine Maroulis and More!Photo Flash: First Look at TONY Award Party - Barbara Cook, Florence Henderson, Constantine Maroulis and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

There may not have been 76 trombones, but Florence Henderson and Constantine Maroulis did excellent impersonations of librarian Marian Paroo and Harold Hill of 'The Music Man' fame, as they lead a 28 piece marching Broadway band into the Skirball Cultural Center in the new Guerin Pavilion/Herscher Hall to begin an evening of co-hosting for the Actors Fund's 18th Annual Tony Awards® Party. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Florence Henderson and Constantine Maroulis to Co-Host the Actors Fund's 2014 Tony Awards Party in LA, 6/8Florence Henderson and Constantine Maroulis to Co-Host the Actors Fund's 2014 Tony Awards Party in LA, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Join co-hosts Florence Henderson and Constantine Maroulis as Broadway legend, Barbara Cook, receives The Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement at The Actors Fund's 18th Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party on June 8th, 2014. Wells Fargo will sponsor the event, directed, produced and written by Luke Yankee. (more...)

'GRINCH,' BUSYTOWN, HUCK FINN & More Set for Children's Theatre Company's 2014-15 Season'GRINCH,' BUSYTOWN, HUCK FINN & More Set for Children's Theatre Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2014

2014-2015 at Children's Theatre Company is a season of dreams fulfilled. There are stories of transformational beauty, three fabulous musicals and an interactive, on-your-feet adventure through the undiscovered depths of the theatre. CTC will also present renowned artists and some of the most tender and poetic characters to ever tread our stages. Artistic Director Peter C. Brosius describes his excitement about each show, and the thrill of merging theatrical splendor with the body, blood and soul of some of the Twin Cities' best artists. Brosius says, "This is a season of surprising worlds and actors who will touch your heart and create characters you will never forget. It is a journey into lands you've never been to and lives you will never forget." (more...)

Photo Flash: Cancer, Coffins, Death and Doublewides Combine For Big Laughs in 'The Big Woop'Photo Flash: Cancer, Coffins, Death and Doublewides Combine For Big Laughs in 'The Big Woop'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2013

James Hardy, who served as a producer on more than forty Bob Hope television specials (including the iconic USO shows) offered patrons a unique staged reading experienced of a new production entitled, "The Big Woop." (more...)

Off-Broadway's Avi Hoffman Set for THEATER CHAT, 10/9Off-Broadway's Avi Hoffman Set for THEATER CHAT, 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2013

Tune in this Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 at 12:35 PM (ET) to join in the celebration with 'Mr. Showbusiness' on Jimmy Ferraro's THEATRE CHAT AND THIS 'N THAT, broadcasting live on WWJB -- regionally and nationally on the world wide web: www.wwjb.com/pages/4395150.php. This week's Guest is award-winning stage, teleivision and film star Avi Hoffman. (more...)

Jimmy Ferraro's THEATRE CHAT Extends to One Hour, Beginning TodayJimmy Ferraro's THEATRE CHAT Extends to One Hour, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

Jimmy Ferraro has announced that because of listeners Theatre Chat and This 'n That! has been receiving rave reviews around the country, and, beginning this week, today, October 2nd, the broadcast will be extended to a 1-hour show! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Betty White Inspirational Award Goes to The Search Dog FoundationPhoto Coverage: The Betty White Inspirational Award Goes to The Search Dog Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

'Best in Show, for Actors and Others for Animals (A&O), was a big winner for the people attending,' remarks A&O President, JoAnne Worley. 'The talented celebrities sharing clips of their pets, to the many animals that our charity help every day. And a good time was had by all.' (more...)

Jimmy Ferraro's THEATRE CHAT Extends to One Hour, Beginning 10/2Jimmy Ferraro's THEATRE CHAT Extends to One Hour, Beginning 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

Jimmy Ferraro is thrilled to announce, that because of listeners, Theatre Chat and This 'n That! has been receiving rave reviews around the country, and, beginning next week on Wednesday, October 2nd, the broadcast will be extended to a 1-hour show! (more...)

Broadway, TV and Film Star Sondra Lee Set for THEATER CHAT, 9/25Broadway, TV and Film Star Sondra Lee Set for THEATER CHAT, 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

Tune in this Wednesday, Sept. 25th, 2013 at 12:35 PM (est) to join the celebration with...'Mr. Showbusiness' on JIMMY FERRARO'S Theatre Chat and This 'n That!, broadcasting live on WWJB - regionally and nationally on the world wide web at www.wwjb.com/pages/4395150.php. This week's guest is Broadway, television, and film star Sondra Lee, an award-winning actress, dancer, director and author. (more...)

Photo Flash: Loretta Swit and More at NEVER THE SAME Premiere at LA's Museum of TolerancePhoto Flash: Loretta Swit and More at NEVER THE SAME Premiere at LA's Museum of Tolerance
by Movies News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

Stage, screen and television personality, Loretta Swit, and Producer, Jan Thompson, co-hosted the premiere Never The Same: The Prisoner of War Experience at The Museum of Tolerance, in Los Angeles. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Rose Marie Set for THEATRE CHAT this Week, 8/14Rose Marie Set for THEATRE CHAT this Week, 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

In just months since its early Spring debut, Jimmy Ferraro's 'Theatre Chat and This 'n That' has won a national following on the internet, interviewing both local and nationally-known guests, while simultaneously broadcasting from independent radio station WWJB, and on the world wide web. The show is produced from beautiful, downtown Brooksville , Florida : a small southern town with a big appetite for the arts! Nationally recognized guests have included Broadway, Film and Television stars: (more...)

BWW TV: Loni Anderson, Jo Anne Worley, Robert Townsend and More Red Carpet Arrivals of SISTER ACT at PantagesBWW TV: Loni Anderson, Jo Anne Worley, Robert Townsend and More Red Carpet Arrivals of SISTER ACT at Pantages
by Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans - Jul 16, 2013

BWW TV Los Angeles Correspondents Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans were back on the red carpet speaking to the stars last week for the official L.A. opening of SISTER ACT at Hollywood's historic Pantages Theatre. Among the many celebrities in attendance, Sterling chatted with Robert Townsend, Shoshana Bean, Ruta Lee, Jo Anne Worley, Jaden Betts, Kate Linder, Dmitry Chaplin (So You Think You Can Dance), Jonathan Buckley (Host of the new NBC reality series Siberia), and SISTER ACT'S Ta'Rea Campbell (Book of Mormon, Lion King) who stars as Deloris Van Cartier. Check out the video below! (more...)

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