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Chance the Rapper, The Killers, Arcade Fire & More to Headline Lollapalooza 2017Chance the Rapper, The Killers, Arcade Fire & More to Headline Lollapalooza 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Lollapalooza returns with another powerhouse lineup led by headliners Chance The Rapper, The Killers, Muse, Arcade Fire, The xx, Lorde, blink-182, DJ Snake, and Justice, delivering a diverse roster of some of the most exciting artists in today's music landscape (more...)

Bron Creative to Executive  Produce and Co-Finance Jennifer Kent's THE NIGHTINGALEBron Creative to Executive Produce and Co-Finance Jennifer Kent's THE NIGHTINGALE
by Movies News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Bron Creative will executive produce and co-finance THE NIGHTINGALE, a period thriller written and directed by Jennifer Kent, who previously wrote and directed the acclaimed feature The Babadook.  Made Up Stories, together with major production investment from Screen Australia, and in association with the Tasmanian Government through Screen Tasmania, and the South Australian Film Corporation will co-finance the picture as well. THE NIGHTINGALE will begin production in March in Tasmania, Australia. (more...)

YouTube's Leading Prankster Jesse Wellens Drops Explosive Snoop Dogg VideoYouTube's Leading Prankster Jesse Wellens Drops Explosive Snoop Dogg Video
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

YouTube mega-influencer, Jesse Wellens (@PrankvsPrank) gets political in his directorial debut with Snoop Dogg. (more...)

Israel Film Festival Launches 31st Season in Los AngelesIsrael Film Festival Launches 31st Season in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The Los Angeles based Israel Film Festival, the largest showcase of Israeli films in the U.S., is launching its 31st edition by hosting an awards luncheon honoring CAA's Adam Berkowitz, award-winning producer David Shore and real estate developer/philanthropist Max Webb, it was announced by Festival Founder and Executive Director Meir Fenigstein. Berkowitz, the co-head of the television department at Creative Artists Agency, has been named the 2017 IFF Career Achievement Award recipient. Writer/producer Shore will receive the 2017 IFF Visionary Award, and Max Webb, the founder of Shapell Properties, will collect the 2017 IFF Lifetime Achievement Award. The gala luncheon will take place on Thursday, March 16 at the Four Seasons Hotel, with Elon Gold serving as Master of Ceremonies. (more...)

BWW Review: PATIENCE, Hackney EmpireBWW Review: PATIENCE, Hackney Empire
by Alexandra Coghlan - Mar 9, 2017

'What a very singularly deep young man that deep young man must be!' You don't have to look very far in selfie-taking 2017 for an equivalent to the narcissism and aestheticism that are so thoroughly sent up in Gilbert and Sullivan's 1881 Patience. So perhaps it's best that director Liam Steel has left all that to look after itself, and instead of a topical satire has produced an unapologetic period romp, with just a few too many smutty moments for complete comfort. (more...)

Rupert Holmes Developing NAME THAT TUNE Stage MusicalRupert Holmes Developing NAME THAT TUNE Stage Musical
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Prestige Entertainment Group has announced their development of a new Broadway theatrical musical based on Name That Tune, Harry Salter's legendary game show that pitted contestants against each other over knowledge of popular songs. As one of the world's most cherished game show brands, fans will be delighted to see Name That Tune interpreted as a stage play, filled with dramatic, backstory elements. (more...)

Jackie Burns and Josh Page to Be Guests of Honor at MADAME'S SOIREEJackie Burns and Josh Page to Be Guests of Honor at MADAME'S SOIREE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Cabaret patroness Madame Mathieu has selected Broadway's Jackie Burns (If/Then, Wicked), and tenor Josh Page (America's Got Talent, Forte) as the guests of honor at the March edition of the Bistro Awards Critics' Pick Madame Mathieu's Soiree. (more...)

CBS Corporation Announces Strategic Partnership with Kapital EntertainmentCBS Corporation Announces Strategic Partnership with Kapital Entertainment
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

CBS Corporation announced today a strategic partnership with Kapital Entertainment, an independent production company founded and led by Aaron Kaplan. (more...)

Val Day Joins 59E59 Theaters as New Artistic DirectorVal Day Joins 59E59 Theaters as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

59E59 Theaters announces that Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director, and Peter Tear, Executive Producer, will be stepping down from their roles at the theater. Val Day, a longtime agent with William Morris and ICM, has been appointed the new Artistic Director. (more...)

Charlotte Cohn, Robert Creighton and More Join Off Broadway Alliance's 'PAGE TO STAGE' SeminarCharlotte Cohn, Robert Creighton and More Join Off Broadway Alliance's 'PAGE TO STAGE' Seminar
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold the next event in its Seminars series, focused on the Off Broadway Producing Process on Saturday February 4th, 2017. (more...)

Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd & More to Headline Inaugural Lollapalooza ParisRed Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd & More to Headline Inaugural Lollapalooza Paris
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd, Imagine Dragons, Lana Del Rey, and DJ Snake will lead the lineup for the first-ever Lollapalooza Paris, taking place July 22-23, 2017 at the Hippodrome de Longchamp. (more...)

Shortlist Announced for 2017 Hearts for the Arts AwardsShortlist Announced for 2017 Hearts for the Arts Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

What Next? and the National Campaign for the Arts have come together to create the Hearts for the Arts Awards, a new initiative to reward and thank Councils, Councillors and Council officers who are overcoming financial challenges to ensure the arts stay at the centre of community life. (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory to Present Developmental Run of THE DISAPPEARING MAN Folk OperaMusical Theatre Factory to Present Developmental Run of THE DISAPPEARING MAN Folk Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Musical Theatre Factory, under the direction of Artistic Director, Shakina Nayfack, has announced that it will present four developmental presentations of THE DISAPPEARING MAN, a new folk opera with book, music and lyrics by Jahn Sood, direction by West Hyler and musical direction by Max Mamon, January 19th at 2pm and 7pm and January 21st at 3pm and 8pm at the Robert Moss Theater, 440 Lafayette Street, 3rd floor. (more...)

Eric William Morris, Kelechi Ezie and More Set for 7th MADAME MATHIEU'S SOIREEEric William Morris, Kelechi Ezie and More Set for 7th MADAME MATHIEU'S SOIREE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Cabaret patroness Madame Mathieu has selected Broadway's Eric William Morris (Mamma Mia, 'Blue Bloods'), and Kelechi Ezie (Book of Mormon - Tour) as the guests of honor at the first 2017 edition of the Bistro Awards Critics' Pick Madame Mathieu's Soiree. (more...)

Erica Daniels Named Managing Director of Victory GardensErica Daniels Named Managing Director of Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Artistic Director Chay Yew and Board President Steven Miller announce the appointment of the theater's new Managing Director, Erica Daniels.  (more...)

Julie Shapiro Joins Freeform as Senior Vice President, Business AffairsJulie Shapiro Joins Freeform as Senior Vice President, Business Affairs
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Julie Shapiro has been named senior vice president, Business Affairs, Freeform, it was announced today by Tom Ascheim, president, Freeform (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Norm Lewis, Annaleigh Ashford, and More this December at Feinstein's/54 BelowMichael Feinstein, Norm Lewis, Annaleigh Ashford, and More this December at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

This December, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS Coming to the Kravis Center for Limited Performance EngagementABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS Coming to the Kravis Center for Limited Performance Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The critically acclaimed off-Broadway hit The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, written by and starring James Lecesne, the writer of the Academy Award-winning film Trevor comes to the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts for a limited performance engagement Friday, December 2 through Sunday, December 4.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Release of UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3Photo Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Release of UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 15, 2016

THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 from DRESS CIRCLE PUBLISHING - the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer JENNIFER ASHLEY TEPPER - is released today, November 15 at www.dresscirclepublishing.com. (more...)

Immersive Candlelit Theatre Comes to the National Trust's Red HouseImmersive Candlelit Theatre Comes to the National Trust's Red House
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

This winter, visitors are invited to experience the National Trust's new commission by immersive theatre company Palimpsest. If I can embodies the dark and gothic edge of William Morris and his circle during the bittersweet inception of Red House. (more...)

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