Universal Studios News

NBCUniversal Announces NFL Kickoff Surrounding Coverage
by TV News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

NFL Kickoff 2014 on NBC this Thursday, Sept. 4, features Russell Wilson and the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks hosting Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field, in Seattle, Wash. A pre-game concert will feature performances by Grammy Award-winning singer, song-writer, producer, and The Voice judge, Pharrell Williams, as well as Seattle-natives and Grammy Award-winning band Soundgarden from a specially constructed stage outside of CenturyLink Field. Select portions of the concert will air on NBC. Coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Presents Wesley Slade in THE WHO'S TOMMY 10/03-11/02
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

Mad Cow Theatre Presents, Wesley Slade in THE WHO'S TOMMY - October 3-November 2. Come on the Amazing Journey for this mind-expanding tale of the world's first Pinball Wizard-turned-Messiah. The Who's Tommy started out in 1969 as a double-album and was an instant hit with critics and fans. The rock opera then went on to spawn a film in 1975 and the Tony Award-winning Broadway version in 1992. The original album has sold over 20 million copies world-wide and was inducted to the Grammy Hall of fame in 1998. (more...)

Telemundo to Host Social Media Summit
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Telemundo announced its first-ever social media influencer summit, dubbed #YoSoyelInfluencer, as part of the highly-anticipated reality series, “Yo Soy El Arista' (“I am the Artist”), premiering Sunday, September 14 at 8 pm/7c. The reality show will air simultaneously in the U.S. on Telemundo and throughout Latin America on the cable networks E! and Telemundo Internacional. In addition, the network announced that music sensation Austin Mahone will join the panel of 100 celebrated influencers who will help decide if the contestants will face the judges and the show's host to advance past the audition round. (more...)

From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: The Signal
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Lured to a mysterious location by a shadowy hacker, a trio of college students uncovers a mystery of epic proportions in The Signal, coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD, and DIGITAL HD with Ultraviolet on September 23, 2014 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film will also be available on DIGITAL HD two weeks early on September 9, 2014. A classic sci-fi thriller with a surprise ending, Joey Paur of Geek Tyrant calls The Signal 'a mind-bending experience.' The Signal is 'not a movie you'll forget anytime soon,' raves www.Bloody-Disgusting.com. (more...)

From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Bing Crosby: The Silver Screen Collection
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Bing Crosby: The Silver Screen Collection presentsthe legendary performer in 24 of his most memorable films available November 11, 2014 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. (more...)

From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Bing Crosby: The Silver Screen Collection
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Bing Crosby: The Silver Screen Collection presentsthe legendary performer in 24 of his most memorable films available November 11, 2014 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. (more...)

Richard Attenborough Has Died at Age 90
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2014

British actor, director, and producer Sir Richard Attenborough, best known for the Academy Award-winning film, Ghandi has died at age 90, according to the Hollywood Reporter. (more...)

The Garden Theatre Starts Season Off with Sondheim's SWEENEY TODD, 9/12 - 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2014

The Garden Theatre is proud to present TheatreWorks Florida's production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street showing September 12 - October 5, 2014. Sweeney Todd kicks off the Garden Theatre's 2014-2015 Season and is sponsored by Joe Worsham and Becky Worsham Farrant at Pacific Global Investment Management Company and by Insight Credit Union. (more...)

Hallmark Channel to Premiere First Annual FELINE FOOTBALL LEAGUE
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Hallmark Channel proudly announces the inauguration of the first-ever Feline Football League (FFL), featuring the world's most adorable, playful and adoptable kittens. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for Universal Studios Hollywood 'Halloween Horror Nights'
by Movies News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Tickets are now on sale for 'Halloween Horror Nights' at Universal Studios Hollywood as Southern California's leading Halloween event becomes 'More Dead Than Ever,' expanding to 22 select nights with more mazes than ever, from Friday, September 19 through Sunday, November 2, 2014. (more...)

From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Film Noir: 10-Movie Spotlight Collection
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug.19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Film Noir 10-Movie Spotlight Collection, containing must have films, that helped define the genre, debuts on November 4, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Film Noir - the dark, suspenseful style of filmmaking from the 1940s and 1950s - left an indelible imprint on the world of cinema as we know it. Whether it was the driven private eye, the flawed hero or the hapless schemer, these artistic films and unforgettable characters came to define a genre laced with murder, jealousy, intrigue, corruption, forbidden romance and double-crosses. The Film Noir: 10-Movie Spotlight Collection showcases a selection of defining movies including Double Indemnity, Touch of Evil, This Gun for Hire, Criss Cross, The Killers and more. Starring Hollywood legends such as Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Veronica Lake, Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner, these classic films represent one of the most intriguing eras in cinema history. (more...)

Hallmark Channel Rescues & Adopts 'Happy' for 2015 KITTEN BOWL II
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Hallmark Channel makes history as it announces the company has rescued and adopted 'Happy,' the perfect feline who will debut at the network's highly-anticipated return to the gridiron of 'Kitten Bowl II,' premiering Su-purr Bowl Sunday 2015. (more...)

Hallmark Channel's CEDAR GROVE Debut Reaches 2.3 M Viewers
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Hallmark Channel's original programming continues to capture viewers' hearts days after it premieres, with the August 9th debut of episode 2004 of scripted series, Cedar Cove, reaching 2.3 million viewers (more...)

SLASH to Compose Original Score for Universal Studios Hollywood's 'Halloween Horror Nights'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Celebrated Grammy® Award-winning musician, SLASH, hailed as one of the 10 best electric guitar players of all time by Time magazine, is joining forces with Universal Studios Hollywood to compose an original score for the theme park's hypnotizing new 3D maze (more...)

British Actor Earl Carpenter Joins Broadway's LES MISERABLES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

British actor Earl Carpenter's start date in Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's Les Miserables in the role of Javert is tonight, August 15. (more...)

Thomas & Friends: The Christmas Engines Debuts on Digital HD 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Thomas and his friends are in holly, jolly Christmas spirits, ready to be Santa's engine helpers! Percy brings holiday fun to Reg at the scrapyard, while Duncan tries to overcome his bah humbug attitude. (more...)

SVN Auction Services Announces Sealed Bid Auction of a Louisville College Campus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

An 8.07-acre piece of real estate that is currently used as a local college campus is up for sealed bid auction by SVN Auction Services and auctioneer Bill Menish. Sealed bids are due by August 25th at 3 p.m. (more...)

CHELSEA LATELY Live Finale to Air 8/26 on E!
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

E!'s “Chelsea Lately” is ending its legendary run with a live finale on Tuesday August 26th featuring a star-packed series finale that will be sure to make TV history. After seven years, Chelsea Handler is saying goodbye and some of her very famous friends are stopping by to help mark the occasion when Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock and 30 more of Hollywood's biggest stars descend upon the famed Stage 1 at Universal Studios for one last curtain call. (more...)

Earl Carpenter's First Performance in Broadway's LES MISERABLES Delayed
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

British actor Earl Carpenter's start date in Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Claude-Michel Schönberg & Alain Boublil's LES MISERABLES in the role of Javert has been pushed to Friday, August 15 due to visa issues, it was confirmed today. (more...)

Skip the Coasters- Watch a Theme Park Performance Roundup!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 11, 2014

Over the weekend, two dozen thrill-seekers got more than they bargained for at Six Flags. Twenty four guests were trapped for five hours at 75 feet above the ground on the Joker's Jinx roller coaster in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Though all of the guests made it to solid ground physically unscathed, the situation got us thinking about all of the fun to be had at the great theme parks of the world- but at ground level. (more...)

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