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December 05, 1901
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Rachel Potter Launches Fundraising for 'Not So Black and White' Album with PledgeMusic
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Broadway veteran Rachel Potter has just announced that a solo country album is in the works, and supporters can help to make the project a reality through PledgeMuisc. She writes: 'I have partnered with PledgeMusic to make my new album, 'Not So Black and White.' And now - I am asking you to partner with us, too! I am an independent artist, which means, I don't have a record label to pay for the expenses of making an album. But these days, you don't need a record label! We can be our own label, and YOU can be the CEO. All the songs, the producer, and the studio are ready to go - we just need your help! Please help me make this album, and together we can make a difference in country music.' Click here to donate to the cause! (more...)

2014 Columbia University Film Festival to Run 5/2-8
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will co-present the 27thAnnual Columbia University Film Festival (CUFF), a weeklong program of screenings, dramatic readings and special events in New York. The celebration will continue with events to be announced for June 17-20 in Los Angeles. This marks the third year that the Festival is co-presented by the Film Society. (more...)

El Capitan to Screen Disney's MALEFICENT with Angelina Jolie, 5/29-7/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Hollywood's legendary El Capitan Theatre presents a special engagement of Disney's “Maleficent” in Dolby Atmos May 29 – July 17, 2014. Internationally acclaimed magician Greg Wilson will present an all-new magic show before every screening of the movie through July 6. Plus, El Capitan guests will have the chance to see an exclusive collection of props from the movie, including Aurora's bedroom, Maleficent's gown and horns and the model of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland during the entire El Capitan engagement. (more...)

Disney Releases LET IT GO: THE COMPLETE SET ft. 50 International Versions
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Walt Disney Records has released 'Let It Go: The Complete Set', a 'three disc set' featuring fifty tracks consisting of official, international versions of the Academy-Award winning song (more...)

New Musical ATOMIC to Open Off-Broadway this Summer at Acorn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

This summer, after a wildly successful engagement in Sydney, Australia, Atomic, the exhilarating and provocative new musical based on the creation of the atomic bomb, will make its highly anticipated U.S. premiere with a strictly limited 8-week Off-Broadway engagement from June 26 - August 16 at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). The official opening is set for Sunday, July 13. With book & lyrics by Danny Ginges and Gregory Bonsignore, and music & lyrics by Philip Foxman, Atomic is choreographed by Dean Walsh and directed by Damien Gray. Tickets are $69.25 and can be arranged online at www.telecharge.com or by calling 212.239.6200 or by visiting the Theatre Row Box Office located at 410 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Richard M. Sherman, Hollywood Christmas Parade & More to be Honored at 28th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Hollywood Arts Council will present the 28th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 25, 2015 starting at 11:30 a.m. in The Blossom Room (the site for the first Academy Awards ceremony) at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel; 7000 Hollywood Boulevard (at Orange Street); Hollywood, CA 90028. (more...)

Disney Hit Remains FROZEN at No. 1 on Billboard 200!
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

For the 10th non-consecutive week, the soundtrack to Disney's Oscar winning animated film FROZEN remains at the number one spot on Billboard 200 (more...)

World Premiere of PRIDE & PREJUDICE, BILLY ELLIOT and More Make Up La Mirada Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts and Mc Coy Rigby Entertainment are thrilled to announce their most "practically perfect" 2014- 2015 season of shows! Beginning with David Lindsay-Abaire's Tony Award-winning Good People; followed by our favorite Sister returning in Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls The Dice; then three extraordinary musical experiences beginning with the 10-time Tony Award-winning Billy Elliot; the World Premiere engagement of Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice: A Musical; and finally the high-flying, Tony Award-Winning, Mary Poppins! This extraordinary season also includes the bonus options of its third "Onstage Series" production of a "brand new" Los Angeles premiere production of Carrie The Musical; also six-time Grammy award-winning superstar Amy Grant and the powerhouse dancing of Ballroom With A Twist - add it all up, and it's La Mirada Theatre/McCoy Rigby's, without a doubt, must-see, most exciting season of shows ever! (more...)

VIDEO: Hugh Jackman's Animated 'Wolverine' Sings 'Let It Go' in FROZEN Alternative Ending!
by Movies News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Disney's hit film FROZEN may have had a very different conclusion than the always reliable - 'and they all lived happily ever after.' (more...)

DODOcase Celebrates Earth Day with Limited-Edition Collection of Disneynature 'Bears' Cases
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ DODOcase, the creator of the original book-bound iPad case, announced today its collaboration with Disneynature for the upcoming film 'Bears,' a new True Life Adventure about a year in the life of a bear family in the Alaska Peninsula. Featuring unique graphics from the movie, the limited-edition iPad Air cases, iPad mini cases and iPhone 5/5S cases launch on the DODOcase website today. DODOcase will contribute 20% of every sale to the National Park Foundation. (more...)

'Catching Fire' Tops 2014 MTV MOVIE AWARDS; Full Winners List!
by Movies News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Comedic genius Conan O'Brien emerged from a 5,000 pound flaming bucket of popcorn to kick-off an epic 2014 "MTV Movie Awards" by breaking the world record for the most celebrity cameos in a show open. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 13
by - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 13, 2014. (more...)

Highlights from SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE'S 'Weekend Update' with Cecily Strong & Colin Jost
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

"WEEKEND UPDATE" CECILY STRONG - "President Obama this week signed a series of new executive orders intended to strengthen equal pay laws for women Those who support the measure say that it is a step forward for women in the workplace, while those who oppose it can be seen Sunday nights on AMC." (more...)

A Hot Arm Could Lead to a Cool Million! Disney's Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest Offers a Chance to Win $1 Million
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Disney is giving amateur baseball pitchers in the nation a chance to compete for a $1 million prize in the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest. The Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest is being held to celebrate the opening of Disney's 'Million Dollar Arm,' an incredible true story about two young men who went from never throwing a baseball to getting a Major League tryout. (more...)

THE LION KING Tour Begins Performances Tomorrow in Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Atlanta return of Disney's THE LION KING opens tomorrow, Saturday, April 12 at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theatre for a limited three-week engagement through Sunday, April 27. In Atlanta, THE LION KING plays Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m. as well as matinees on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. A special weekday matinee will take place on Thursday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m. "While sales have exceeded our expectations, tickets can still be purchased and patrons are encouraged to contact the Fox Theatre Box Office to inquire about the best availability," said Russ Belin, Vice President of Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind-the-Mic of Disney's 'Let It Go' Multi-Language Version
by Movies News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Today, the animation studio shared a video of the talented performers who voiced Elsa in that moving footage. Get a behind-the-mic- look below! (more...)

SAG Foundation Shares 'Conversations with Mickey Rooney'
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation honors the life and legacy of Mickey Rooney and recognizes the indelible mark he left by sharing its two-hour 'Conversations with Mickey Rooney' (more...)

The Pacific Symphony Presents PETER AND THE WOLF, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Pacific Symphony presents the perfect story to introduce children to the sounds of the orchestra—Prokofiev's wildly popular and charming “Peter and the Wolf”—which wraps up this season's Family Musical Mornings series, presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank. The imaginative duo from Magic Circle Mime Co., Maggie Petersen and Doug MacIntyre, tie comedy and movement to the music to illustrate the story of Peter, a brave young boy who must outsmart a wily wolf to help save his animal friends. Along with Assistant Conductor Alejandro Gutiérrez, the Symphony's principal musicians interact with the mimes and become characters in the story, as Benjamin Smolen (flute) plays the Bird, Jessica Pearlman (oboe) plays the Duck and Benjamin Lulich (clarinet) plays the Cat. With the thundering timpani of the Hunters and the French-horn sounds of the stalking Wolf, Prokofiev's thrilling music alerts children to the powerful stories music can tell. (more...)

VIDEO: Flashback - Mickey Rooney Talks Mickey Mouse and More in SAG Foundation 'Conversations'
by Movies News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Mickey RooneyWith his recent passing, the Screen Actors Guild Foundation honors the life and legacy of Mickey Rooney and recognizes the indelible mark he left by sharing its two-hour 'Conversations with Mickey Rooney' in its online video archive. Recorded in 2004, Rooney discusses his lengthy Hollywood career with actor Todd Amorde, including anecdotes on Walt Disney and Elizabeth Taylor with an appreciative audience of actors. Click below to watch the interviews! (more...)

Photo Flash: Joanne Worley, Fred Willard and More Celebrate Milt Larsen at the Magic Castle
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

A host of illusion loving personalities, including JoAnne Worley, Richard Sherman, Johnny Cannizarro, Tippi Hedren, Chuck McMann, Fred Willard, Leonard Maltin, Debbie Reynolds and more, gathered in the Inner Circle of the world famous Magic Castle to celebrate the birthday of its co-founder and expert of all things magical - Mr. Milt Larsen. In tribute to the guest of honor, all guests arrived wearing their own version of the Larsen trademark mustache. (more...)

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