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Cloris Leachman &Z's AM More Join Cast of STARERICAN GODS as Production BeginsCloris Leachman &Z's AM More Join Cast of STARERICAN GODS as Production Begins
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Starz and FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) began production this week on the 10-episode first season of AMERICAN GODS, the adaptation of Neil Gaiman's acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel. Shooting has commenced in Toronto, Canada and will continue in additional locations across America. (more...)

Tony Award Winning Choreographer Twyla Tharp to Present New Work at the Joyce Theater This SummerTony Award Winning Choreographer Twyla Tharp to Present New Work at the Joyce Theater This Summer
by Louisa Brady - Apr 10, 2016

According to The New York Times, Tony Award winning choreographer Twyla Tharp will present her latest work this summer at the Joyce Theater. The work is currently untitled and is 'a dramatic piece set to a late Beethoven quartet.' Ms. Tharp is currently the artist in residence at the theatre.  (more...)

HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN Comes to The Town Hall This JuneHERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN Comes to The Town Hall This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

The story and music of America's Composer come to life on stage when The Town Hall presents HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN, a new play with music written and performed by award-winning actor and musician Hershey Felder (Broadway's George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein). Directed by Trevor Hay, HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN plays one night only, Monday, June 6 at 8PM at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh Returning to Feinstein's at the Nikko with 'AGING IS OPTIONAL,' 4/29-30Tovah Feldshuh Returning to Feinstein's at the Nikko with 'AGING IS OPTIONAL,' 4/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Acclaimed Broadway, film and television star, Tovah Feldshuh - nominated six times for the Tony and Emmy Awards-returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko on Friday, April 29 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, April 30 (7 p.m.) with her one-woman show, Tovah: Aging is Optional. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Laguna Playhouse's LOUIS & KEELY: 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARAPhoto Flash: First Look at Laguna Playhouse's LOUIS & KEELY: 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 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. Check out photos below! (more...)

Cinema Audio Society Award Winners AnnouncedCinema Audio Society Award Winners Announced
by Louisa Brady - Feb 21, 2016

The Cinema Audio Society Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing Motion Picture - Live Action was presented to the sound mixing team of Chris Duesterdiek, Jon Taylor, CAS, Frank Montaño. Randy Thom, CAS, Conrad Hensel, Michael Miller, CAS and Geordy Sincavage for "The Revenant". (more...)

San Diego REP to Welcome Hershey Felder This JulySan Diego REP to Welcome Hershey Felder This July
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

San Diego audience favorite Hershey Felder ("George Gershwin Alone," "Monsieur Chopin," "Beethoven," "Liszt," "An American Story," "Irving Berlin") returns to San Diego Repertory Theatre in a pre-New York engagement of "Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in MAESTRO." Fresh from a sold out run of "Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin" at the La Jolla Playhouse, Felder will now perform this signature work about America's finest conductor and composer, Leonard Bernstein, which had its premiere in 2011 at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre. Directed by Joel Zwick, "MAESTRO" plays a limited engagement from Wednesday, July 6 to Sunday, July 17, 2016. Details for the New York presentation will be announced in April. (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...)

BWW Review: Louis & Keely: 'Live' at the Sahara Celebrates the Glory Days of an Early Las Vegas DuoBWW Review: Louis & Keely: 'Live' at the Sahara Celebrates the Glory Days of an Early Las Vegas Duo
by Shari Barrett - Jan 17, 2016

Louis Prima and Keely Smith shared a larger-than-life marriage and a groundbreaking Las Vegas act featuring unforgettable songs like "That Ol' Black Magic," "Pennies from Heaven," and "Embraceable You." These songs and many others are featured in the production which has grown from a local Los Angeles-created hit at Sacred Fools Theater Company to a national musical phenomenon. After earlier award-winning and extended productions in Los Angeles and more recent acclaim in Chicago, these outsized personalities and talents have returned to the city in which the show was born. The current production is directed by Taylor Hackford, who also wrote the show with Vanessa Clair Stewart and Jake Broder, and is presented by Hershey Felder (a musical talent in his own right). (more...)

Jay Roach to Receive Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker AwardJay Roach to Receive Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Four time Emmy® winner Jay Roach will receive the Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award at the 52nd Annual CAS Awards on February 20th, at the historic Millennium-Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles. (more...)

THE BIG SHORT, GAME OF THRONES Among Nominees for USC Scripter Awards; Full ListTHE BIG SHORT, GAME OF THRONES Among Nominees for USC Scripter Awards; Full List
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Today, the finalists for USC Libraries' 28th annual Scripter Award were announced. The prize recognizes the year's best adapted screenplays and the author or authors of the written work upon which the screenplay is based. (more...)

2 ACROSS, Starring Andrea McArdle & Kip Gilman, Adds Wednesday Matinees2 ACROSS, Starring Andrea McArdle & Kip Gilman, Adds Wednesday Matinees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

A new batch of tickets are now on sale for the Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Mayer's new comedy, 2 ACROSS, which began a open-ended engagement on November 14th at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Emmy Award nominee Evelyn Rudie ("Eloise") directs a cast that stars Andrea McArdle and Kip Gilman. Tickets are now on sale through March 20th. Wednesday Matinees at 2pm have also been added to accommodate the demand. (more...)

BWW Interview: LOUIS & KEELY Stars Discuss Bringing the Show Back to L.A.BWW Interview: LOUIS & KEELY Stars Discuss Bringing the Show Back to L.A.
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 4, 2016

LOUIS & KEELY 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA returns to the Geffen Playhouse this month in a revamped production produced by the award-winning Hershey Felder. Written by Vanessa Claire Stewart, Taylor Hackford and Jake Broder and directed by Taylor Hackford, it is the story of Louis Prima and Keely Smith whose larger-than-life marriage and groundbreaking Las Vegas act featured an amazing cavalcade of hits that would forever secure their place in American musical history. (more...)

Photo Flash: ELOISE Artist Hilary Knight Poses with Evelyn Rudie and Andrea McArdle at 2 ACROSS OpeningPhoto Flash: ELOISE Artist Hilary Knight Poses with Evelyn Rudie and Andrea McArdle at 2 ACROSS Opening
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2015

ELOISE creator Hilary Knight caught up with Evelyn Rudie who created the role of ELOISE in 1956 on television's 'Playhouse 90.' It brought her critical acclaim and an Emmy nomination at age six-the first time a child actress was so honored. Evelyn is now the director of the acclaimed off-Broadway hit, 2 ACROSS, which stars Andrea McArdle. Below, check out a picture of Knight, Rudie, and McArdle posing at the 2 ACROSS opening night! (more...)

Benjamin Bratt to Co-Star in UNTITLED MUSIC PILOT by Lee Daniels & Tom DonaghyBenjamin Bratt to Co-Star in UNTITLED MUSIC PILOT by Lee Daniels & Tom Donaghy
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Emmy Award-Nominated Actor Benjamin Bratt co-stars in UNTITLED MUSIC PILOT by Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy. Bratt will play “Jahil,” a talent manager with impeccable taste, a hidden life and a drive for redemption. (more...)

New Off-Broadway Comedy 2 ACROSS, Starring Andrea McArdle, Opens TonightNew Off-Broadway Comedy 2 ACROSS, Starring Andrea McArdle, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

The Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Mayer's new comedy, 2 Across, is currently playing an open-ended engagement at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The production officially opens tonight, December 9, with Emmy Award nominee Evelyn Rudie ('Eloise') directing a cast that stars Andrea McArdle and Kip Gilman. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Andrea McArdle & Kip Gilman in 2 ACROSS Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at Andrea McArdle & Kip Gilman in 2 ACROSS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

The Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Mayer's new comedy, 2 Across, began a open-ended engagement on November 14th at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Emmy Award nominee Evelyn Rudie ("Eloise") directs a cast that stars Andrea McArdle and Kip Gilman. Opening Night is set for Wednesday December 9th. (more...)

Jason Statham to Star in Untitled Kurt Wimmer ProjectJason Statham to Star in Untitled Kurt Wimmer Project
by Movies News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Global action icon Jason Statham has signed on to star in a new high-octane action/thriller tentatively referred to as “Untitled Kurt Wimmer Project” - a production between Jason Statham and Steven Chasman's SJ Pictures and China-based Road Pictures. (more...)

Andrea McArdle & Kip Gilman to Lead New Off-Broadway Comedy 2 ACROSSAndrea McArdle & Kip Gilman to Lead New Off-Broadway Comedy 2 ACROSS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Mayer's new comedy, 2 Across, will begin a open-ended engagement on Saturday November 14th at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Emmy Award nominee Evelyn Rudie ('Eloise') directs a cast that stars Andrea McArdle and Kip Gilman. Opening Night is set for December 9th. (more...)

Director Taylor Hackford, Presenter Hershey Felder, Co-Authors Sued Over Geffen Playhouse Production of LOUIS & KEELY 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARADirector Taylor Hackford, Presenter Hershey Felder, Co-Authors Sued Over Geffen Playhouse Production of LOUIS & KEELY 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA
by Michael Dale - Oct 6, 2015

A play about the off-stage troubles between Louis Prima and Keely Smith is having its own off-stage troubles. (more...)

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