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Date Of Birth:
December 05, 1901
Date Of Death:
December 15, 1966 (65)
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BLUE MAN GROUP to Take Teens on Free Virtual Journey During Maker Camp, 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Blue Man Group Las Vegas is the featured field trip for DIY Music week during the six-week Maker Camp program, a free DIY project-based camp for teens, hosted and produced by a partnership between Maker Media and Google. The virtual, behind-the-scenes tour of Blue Man Group's award-winning production will be on Friday, Aug. 8 at 11 a.m. PDT. (more...)

Sedgwick names Gregg Hammann chief strategy officer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., the leader in technology-enabled claims and productivity management solutions, announced today that Gregg Hammann has joined the company as executive vice president and chief strategy officer. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Hints at Serious Health Issue; Asks Fans to Keep Her in Their Prayers
by TV News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Star of stage and screen, Kristin Chenoweth has turned to Twitter to share news that she may be facing a serious health issue and asks her fans to keep her in their prayers this week. (more...)

FROZEN Director to Re-Team with Disney for 'A Wrinkle in Time' Big Screen Adaptation
by Movies News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Jennifer Lee, who recently co-wrote and helmed the Disney mega-hit FROZEN, has signed on to adapt Madeleine L'Engle's classic children's novel 'A Wrinkle in Time' to the big screen for the studio. (more...)

Photo Flash: Oprah, Helen Mirren & More Attend NY Premiere of THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY
by Movies News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Lasse Hallström (director), Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Juliet Blake (producers) and Stacey Snider (Chairman & CEO of DreamWorks) at the world premiere of DreamWorks Pictures' THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City (more...)

Writers Theatre to Open 2014-15 Season with ISAAC'S EYE, Running 9/2-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's opener to its 2014/15 season: the Midwest Premiere of Isaac's Eye by Lucas Hnath, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam. The show runs September 2 - December 7, 2014 at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Ave Ave, Glencoe. The Press Openings are Wednesday, September 10, 2014 and Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 7:30pm. (more...)

C Spire to carry SEC Network on its new digital HD television service
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

The addition of the SEC Network is part of comprehensive, multi-year distribution agreement between the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) and the Walt Disney Company. C Spire is a member of the NCTC. (more...)

John Tartaglia & Michael Shawn Lewis' Gables Grove Productions to Expand for Carnival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Gables Grove Productions Inc. (GGP) has announced the expansion of two of their successful original Carnival Cruise Lines family entertainment experiences. Towel Animal Theater, which launched in 2012 and is now in production on 12 Carnival ships, will be produced on most of the fleet - 22 ships-- by the end of 2015. Seuss-a-Palooza Storytime and Parade, which made its premiere in February 2014 and is now on four ships, has inked a deal to be on the entire fleet - 24 ships - by the end of 2015. (more...)

Walt Disney Co & Suddenlink Ink Multi-Year Distribution Agreement
by Movies News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Suddenlink and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) today announced a broad multi-year distribution agreement to deliver Disney's robust lineup of top quality sports, news and entertainment content to Suddenlink TV customers (more...)

Hurray! Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort is Now Open
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Next to a pristine lake in the Florida woodlands, the new Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort combinessignature Four Seasons service, exceptional amenities and one-of-a-kind experiences in a truly incredible resort setting. Everything is here luxurious guest rooms, world class dining, a sumptuous spa, extensive event space, and a multitude of options for recreation, fitness and fun and it's all surrounded by the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort, just minutes from Magic KingdomPark, Epcot, Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios, and close to all of Orlando's shopping and attractions. (more...)

Walt Disney Records to Release MARY POPPINS Legacy Collection, 8/26
by Movies News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Walt Disney Records' newly created line of collectible CDs, Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection, celebrates the anniversaries of Disney's most cherished and classic films that have been enchanting audiences for generations. (more...)

Walt Disney & National Cable Television Announce Long-Term Distribution Agreement
by TV News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) today announced a comprehensive multi-year distribution agreement to deliver Disney's robust lineup of top quality sports, news and entertainment content (more...)

TVGN Appoints Debra Wichser Chief Financial Officer
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Debra Wichser has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of TVGN, a CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) partnership. (more...)

New Research from Coleman Insights and knowDigital Finds Strong Demand for NextRadio
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The study was supported by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and completed in cooperation with Emmis Communications ( EMMS), which developed NextRadio and has spearheaded the radio industry's support for its rollout. It is based on 801 online interviews with 18- to 49-year-old smartphone owners who viewed a 90-second video explaining NextRadio's capabilities and benefits. (The video is viewable at http://youtu.be/_TG0OBvlZaU). (more...)

Cast of Fox Valley Rep's ALADDIN JR. Helps Make Magic with Make-A-Wish Illinois
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Director and choreographer Kyle Donahue of Fox Valley Repertory and the Youth Ensemble bring Disney's Aladdin Jr. to the Fox Valley Area. Under the musical direction of Debra Stombres, the FVR Youth Ensemble brings this all-time Disney classic of magic, splendor and true love to life on the Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage August 1-10, 2014 (4051 East Main Street, St. St. Charles). (more...)

VIDEO: It's Here! Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick & More Shine in First Teaser for Disney's Star-Studded INTO THE WOODS!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The first teaser trailer for Rob Marshall's big screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical INTO THE WOODS has arrived! The musical will hit theaters on December 25, 2014 from Walt Disney Pictures. Click here to get a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

MARY POPPINS: THE LEGACY COLLECTION Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 8/25
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 31, 2014

Enduring Disney movie musical classic MARY POPPINS is celebrated in a new 3-disc set as part of the new Legacy Collection, set for release later this year and now available for pre-order. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: PETER PAN On TV, Mary Martin To Allison Williams
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 31, 2014

Today, in honor of NBC's hotly anticipated upcoming TV presentation of PETER PAN LIVE! set to star Allison Williams and Christopher Walken, we take a look back at the high flying history of the show. (more...)

ABC Sales Announces Expanded Relationship with 4C Insights
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

ABC Sales today announced an expanded relationship with social intelligence company 4C Insights, aimed at improving how social engagement insights can be used to enhance the value of large scale TV investments (more...)

Chromolume Theatre at the Attic Presents BIRD LIVES!, 8/15-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Chromolume Theatre has announced Bird Lives! as its next production, opening on Friday, August 15 at 8pm. Written by Willard Manus and directed by Tommy Hicks, Bird Lives! will star Montae Russell as jazz icon Charlie Parker in this solo play with music. Parker, a legendary saxophone virtuoso, ushered in a new era of jazz by pioneering bebop and influencing subsequent generations of musicians. Bird Lives! will play a strictly limited engagement through September 21 only. (more...)

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