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Date of Birth: December 05, 1901
Date of Death: December 15, 1966 (65)
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Disney Media Networks Co-Chairman & Disney|ABC Television Group President Ben Sherwood to Keynote 2016 NAB ShowDisney Media Networks Co-Chairman & Disney|ABC Television Group President Ben Sherwood to Keynote 2016 NAB Show
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Ben Sherwood, co-chairman of Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group, will deliver opening remarks at the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas. (more...)

Disney Announces Dates for STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII & PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALESDisney Announces Dates for STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII & PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

This morning, The Walt Disney Studios announced new release dates for upcoming films from two of its major franchises. (more...)

Advanced Imaging Society to Honor Marvel's Victoria Alonso with 2016 Harold Lloyd Award for FilmmakingAdvanced Imaging Society to Honor Marvel's Victoria Alonso with 2016 Harold Lloyd Award for Filmmaking
by Movies News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

The Advanced Imaging Society announced today that Marvel Studios' Executive Producer Victoria Alonso will receive the Society's 2016 Harold Lloyd Award for filmmaking at the Society's annual Creative Arts Award Show held on January 28th at Warner Bros. Studios. (more...)

THE FINEST HOURS Heroes For Heroes Program Kicks Off in ChicagoTHE FINEST HOURS Heroes For Heroes Program Kicks Off in Chicago
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Walt Disney Studios announces “The Finest Hours” Heroes for Heroes program, a screening series designed to honor real-life heroes and their families sponsored by Visa Signature and Homewood Suites by Hilton. (more...)

Wetzel's Pretzels Reports 2015 Results and 2016 Outlook Wetzel's Pretzels Reports 2015 Results and 2016 Outlook
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

PASADENA, CA - Wetzel's Pretzels, the innovator in the fresh-baked pretzel category, today announced highlights and financial results for its fiscal year ending December 27, 2015, along with its outlook for fiscal year 2016. With a variety of multi-unit agreements in place and the opening of the company's first Manhattan location, Wetzel's Pretzels will push its domestic store count past 300 by end the end of 2016. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Bring 'In Character' to Walt Disney Concert HallBrian Stokes Mitchell to Bring 'In Character' to Walt Disney Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

The LA Phil's 2015/16 Songbook Series continues with Brian Stokes Mitchell at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 8:00 PM. The Tony®-winning singer, actor, arranger and musician joins long-time pianist and collaborator,Tedd Firth, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by conductor Kevin Stites, for 'In Character,' an evening of Broadway tunes filled with beauty, joy, whimsy, romance, and Stokes' signature, inspired vocal interpretations. Expanding on his most recent album, Simply Broadway (which USA Todaydeemed as 'one of the best albums of 2012'), Stokes will perform such Broadway classics as 'I, Don Quixote,' 'Feeling Good,' 'Wheels of a Dream' and 'It Ain't Necessarily So,' among many others. (more...)

Scoop: Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man Vs. The Sinister 6 on Disney XD - Sunday, February 21, 2016Scoop: Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man Vs. The Sinister 6 on Disney XD - Sunday, February 21, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jan 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man Vs. The Sinister 6, airing on Disney XD on Sunday, February 21, 2016! (more...)

FOST Names New Artistic/Development DirectorFOST Names New Artistic/Development Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

The Friends of the State Theatre (FOST), a non-profit volunteer organization committed to preserving and revitalizing Stoughton's historic State Theatre announces the appointment of Michael La Fleur of Las Vegas, NV as Artistic/Development Director, launching FOST's mission to restore the Theatre, and provide enriching cultural experiences in dance, music, theatrical performances, visual art, literary readings and film events to the region. (more...)

Full Cast Set for NYTW's RED SPEEDOFull Cast Set for NYTW's RED SPEEDO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) is proud to announce casting for RED SPEEDO, written by Lucas Hnath (The Christians) and directed by NYTW Usual Suspect Lileana Blain-Cruz (Hollow Gates). RED SPEEDO begins previews on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, and officially opens Thursday, March 3, 2016 for a limited run through Sunday, March 27, 2016. Single tickets to RED SPEEDO are now on sale. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Illustrates - Bette Midler as Dolly Levi!BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Illustrates - Bette Midler as Dolly Levi!
by Ken Fallin - Jan 19, 2016

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration of Bette Midler in the just-announced Broadway revival of HELLO, DOLLY! (more...)

Lucie Jones to Lead LEGALLY BLONDE at CurveLucie Jones to Lead LEGALLY BLONDE at Curve
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Nikolai Foster, Artistic Director at Curve, today announces Lucie Jones as Elle Woods in the award-winning West End and Broadway smash hit musical comedy, Legally Blonde. Lucie rose to prominence on the X Factor in 2009 and has since starred as Victoria in American Psycho (Almeida Theatre) and as Molly in Ghost (Asia Tour). (more...)

University of Kentucky and Indiana University Reclaim Top Titles at the National College Cheer and Dance Team ChampionshipUniversity of Kentucky and Indiana University Reclaim Top Titles at the National College Cheer and Dance Team Championship
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

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Lucie Jones and Jon Robyns To Star In LEGALLY BLONDE At Leicester Curve!Lucie Jones and Jon Robyns To Star In LEGALLY BLONDE At Leicester Curve!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Nikolai Foster, Artistic Director at Curve, today announces Lucie Jones as Elle Woods in the award-winning West End and Broadway smash hit musical comedy, Legally Blonde. Lucie rose to prominence on the X Factor in 2009 and has since starred as Victoria in American Psycho (Almeida Theatre) and as Molly in Ghost (Asia Tour). (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 17Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 17
by Audition Roundup - Jan 17, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, January 17, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

COMIC-CON Musical Among Works Set for 2016 ASCAP Workshop with Stephen SchwartzCOMIC-CON Musical Among Works Set for 2016 ASCAP Workshop with Stephen Schwartz
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Four exciting new original musical works -- Joe Schmoe Saves the World, Gold Mountain, Comic-Con the Musical and Legendale -- chosen from a record 146 submissions will be the focal point of The 2016 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop in Partnership with DreamWorks and The Wallis on Feb. 16 - 18, 2016. For the first time, the Workshop will be presented at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and be open to the public. (more...)

Derek Hough Named Master of Ceremonies of THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: DISNEYLAND 60Derek Hough Named Master of Ceremonies of THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: DISNEYLAND 60
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Six-time "Dancing with the Stars" champion Derek Hough serves as Master of Ceremonies when the ABC Television Network presents "The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60." Hough will guide viewers through 60 years of Disney magic, showcasing sensational song and dance performances and special appearances in the star-studded two-hour special "The "Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60," airing SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST). (more...)

Original Musical Selections Announced for 2016 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre WorkshopOriginal Musical Selections Announced for 2016 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Four exciting new original musical works will be the focal point of The 2016 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop in Partnership with DreamWorks and The Wallis (more...)

Disney Channel to Premiere New Comedy Series STUCK IN THE MIDDLE, 2/14Disney Channel to Premiere New Comedy Series STUCK IN THE MIDDLE, 2/14
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Jenna Ortega ('Jane The Virgin' and “Elena of Avalor”) stars as inventive tween Harley Diaz, the middle child in a bustling household of nine, in the engaging, single-camera comedy series 'Stuck in the Middle.' (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Illustrates - CHINA DOLL!BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Illustrates - CHINA DOLL!
by Ken Fallin - Jan 15, 2016

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration of Al Pacino in CHINA DOLL! (more...)

Garden Theatre to Present HANDS ON A HARDBODY Central Florida Regional PremiereGarden Theatre to Present HANDS ON A HARDBODY Central Florida Regional Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

The Garden Theatre is proud to present TheatreWorks Florida's production of Hands on a Hardbody showing January 29 - February 21, 2016. Hands on a Hardbody is sponsored by Joe Worsham and Becky Worsham Farrant at Pacific Global Investment Management Company, Insight Credit Union and Toole's Ace Hardware. (more...)

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