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Photo Coverage: ECLIPSED Team Launches Their 10,000 Girls Campaign!Photo Coverage: ECLIPSED Team Launches Their 10,000 Girls Campaign!
by Walter McBride - Feb 11, 2016

Producers Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey recently that the critically acclaimed Broadway bound Eclipsed will today launch a campaign to bring 10,000 girls to see the show. Through the '10,000 Girls Campaign,' girls from the Tri-State area between ages 16 to 24, who would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience a Broadway show, will be given tickets to see Eclipsed. Check out photos from the special launch event below! (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: Rita Wilson's 'Along For the Ride' from Upcoming Studio AlbumFIRST LISTEN: Rita Wilson's 'Along For the Ride' from Upcoming Studio Album
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Rita Wilson's second studio album self-titled 'Rita Wilson,' featuring a collection of original songs that she co-wrote, will be released March 11. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Lupita Nyong'o & Cast of ECLIPSED Meet the Press!FREEZE FRAME: Lupita Nyong'o & Cast of ECLIPSED Meet the Press!
by Walter McBride - Feb 11, 2016

Following a sold-out run at The Public Theater, ECLIPSED will begin previews on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, with opening night set for March 6, 2016 on Broadway at the Golden Theatre (252 W. 45th Street). Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o will reprise her role on Broadway for this strictly limited engagement. The cast just met the press and you can check out a photo preview from the big day below. Check back later for complete coverage! (more...)

Audra McDonald, Harold Prince & More Among First Inductees to Lincoln Center Hall of FameAudra McDonald, Harold Prince & More Among First Inductees to Lincoln Center Hall of Fame
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

The inaugural class of Legends at Lincoln Center: The Performing Arts Hall of Fame, which celebrates unparalleled excellence in the arts, was announced today (more...)

USA Orders Series Based on 2007 Film SHOOTER; Ryan Phillippe to StarUSA Orders Series Based on 2007 Film SHOOTER; Ryan Phillippe to Star
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

USA Network announced a series pick-up for SHOOTER, a drama based on the best-selling Bob Lee Swagger novel by Stephen Hunter, Point of Impact, and the 2007 Paramount film starring Mark Wahlberg.  The co-production with Paramount Television and Universal Cable Productions comes from executive producers Wahlberg (“Ballers,” “Boardwalk Empire”) of Closest to the Hole Productions; Stephen Levinson (“Ballers,” “Boardwalk Empire”) of Leverage Entertainment; and Lorenzo di Bonaventura ('Transformers,' 'The Real O'Neals').  John Hlavin (“The Shield”) wrote the pilot and will also executive produce.  Simon Cellan Jones (“Bloodline”) directed the pilot. (more...)

Candice Bergen to Return to Television in ABC Comedy Pilot PEARLCandice Bergen to Return to Television in ABC Comedy Pilot PEARL
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Candice Bergen will return to television following an almost 20 year absence, to star as the title character in the ABC comedy pilot PEARL. (more...)

WIZ LIVE's Kenny Leon Offered GREASE: LIVE's Thomas Kail Running Critique During Live BroadcastWIZ LIVE's Kenny Leon Offered GREASE: LIVE's Thomas Kail Running Critique During Live Broadcast
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 10, 2016

THE WIZ LIVE director Kenny Leon texted his running critique to GREASE: LIVE helmer Thomas Kail! (more...)

Daniel Radcliffe Signs On for Psychological Thriller JUNGLEDaniel Radcliffe Signs On for Psychological Thriller JUNGLE
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Daniel Radlcliffe has signed on to Greg Mclean's psychological thriller JUNGLE, based on Yossi Ghinsberg's memoir (more...)

Tracy Letts Comedy SUPERIOR DONUTS to Be Adapted for CBS PilotTracy Letts Comedy SUPERIOR DONUTS to Be Adapted for CBS Pilot
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Jermaine Fowler will star in a new CBS comedy pilot SUPERIOR DONUTS, based on Tracy Letts 2008 play. Fowler will also serve as a co-exec producer. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Robert Sean Leonard, Timothee Chalamet & More Celebrate Opening Night of MTC's PRODIGAL SONPhoto Coverage: Robert Sean Leonard, Timothee Chalamet & More Celebrate Opening Night of MTC's PRODIGAL SON
by Walter McBride - Feb 10, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club presents the world premiere of PRODIGAL SON, the new play written and directed by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley(Doubt, Outside Mullingar). PRODIGAL SON opened just last night, February 9, at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Forest Whitaker Takes First Broadway Bows in HUGHIEPhoto Coverage: Forest Whitaker Takes First Broadway Bows in HUGHIE
by Walter McBride - Feb 10, 2016

Preview performances began earlier this week for the highly anticipated Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE starring Academy Award® winner, Golden Globe Award® winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, The Butler, Southpaw) and Tony Award® winner Frank Wood (Side Man, Angels In America, Clybourne Park), which will officially open on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street). Directed by Tony Award® winner and Olivier Award® winner Michael Grandage (Photograph 51, Red, Frost/Nixon), Hughie will play a strictly limited engagement. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from their first curtain call below! (more...)

Michael Cumpsty & Michael Crane Star in THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN, Beginning Tonight Off-BroadwayMichael Cumpsty & Michael Crane Star in THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN, Beginning Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Primary Stages and Rhoda R. Herrick in association with Hartford Stage, presents THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN, a New York premiere by Dan O'Brien (The Voyage of the Carcass, Soho Playhouse) and directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars..., Lost Girls). Featuring Michael Crane (Gloria, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and Tony Award nominee Michael Cumpsty ('Boardwalk Empire,' Machinal, End of the Rainbow, 42nd Street), the limited engagement runs tonight, February 10, through March 20, 2016 at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Opening night is Tuesday, February 23 at 8PM. (more...)

Tony Nominee Josh Gad & Paramount Team Up for New Comedy HEAVY DUTYTony Nominee Josh Gad & Paramount Team Up for New Comedy HEAVY DUTY
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

With Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and RUSS AND ROGER GO BEYOND (in which he'll play legendary film critic Roger Ebert) on the horizon, the Tony nominee has partnered with Paramount Pictures for the new comedy HEAVY DUTY, based on an original idea by Gad, according to Deadline. (more...)

Keira Knightley Joins Helen Mirren in Ensemble Drama COLLATERAL BEAUTYKeira Knightley Joins Helen Mirren in Ensemble Drama COLLATERAL BEAUTY
by Movies News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Keira Knightley, who recently made her Broadway debut in an adaptation of THERESE RAQUIN opposite Judith Light, has signed on to New Line's ensemble drama COLLATERAL BEAUTY. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Receive Boston Children's Theatre's 2016 Giving Voice AwardKristin Chenoweth to Receive Boston Children's Theatre's 2016 Giving Voice Award
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth will be the recipient of the theater's 2016 Giving Voice Award on April 28. (more...)

Weinstein Company Acquires Mary Magdalene Biopic; Rooney Mary to Star?Weinstein Company Acquires Mary Magdalene Biopic; Rooney Mary to Star?
by Movies News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

The Weinstein Company is currently in negotiations to acquire the North American rights to a Mary Magdalene biopic. Rooney Mara is also in talks to take on the lead role.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with the Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF!Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with the Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF!
by Walter McBride - Feb 9, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Broadway Records will release a New Broadway Cast Album of Fiddler on the Roof. It will have its worldwide release on March 18th and be available to purchase at The Broadway Theatre beginning March 8th. The recording is currently available for pre-order at The Broadway Theatre, on Amazon.com and on the label's website,http://www.broadwayrecords.com/. The album is being produced by David Lai,Ted Sperling and Louise Gund. Below, check out photos of the cast in the recording studio! (more...)

Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale Welcome Baby Boy Rocco!Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale Welcome Baby Boy Rocco!
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

During his appearance on LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT last Friday night, Broadway's Bobby Cannavale shared the exciting news that he and actress Rose Byrne had welcomed baby boy Rocco on Monday, February 1st. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for THE WOODSMAN!Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for THE WOODSMAN!
by Walter McBride - Feb 9, 2016

The critically acclaimed play THE WOODSMAN, a uniquely inventive retelling of the origins of Oz's Tin Woodsman, officially opened last night, February 8, 2016, at Off-Broadway's New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

CBS Offers Series Committment to Matt LeBlanc for I'M NOT YOUR FRIENDCBS Offers Series Committment to Matt LeBlanc for I'M NOT YOUR FRIEND
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Matt LeBlanc has been offered a series commitment by CBS for its upcoming pilot project I'M NOT YOUR FRIEND. (more...)

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