William Morris News

VILLIAN: DEBLANKS, Briana Lynn Wolf & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events: (more...)

Caissie Levy, Nic Rouleau, Amber Iman and More Set for FROM MARKY MARK TO MICHAEL at 54 Below, 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'From Marky Mark To Michael: Pop Music Of The '90s' on Friday, August 8th at 11PM. Conceived and music directed by Greg Kenna and directed by John Moauro, the evening will take the audience back in time to the 1990s through some of the most memorable hits of the decade. The evening will include songs by Santana, Mariah Carey, Bonnie Raitt, En Vogue and many more. (more...)

Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Ben Platt and More Will Play 54 Below, Aug-Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

This August and September 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Rebecca Naomi Jones, Ciara Renee & More Set for NAMT's Songwriter Spotlight Concert at 54 Below, 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) will present its Songwriter Spotlight concert at 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, on August 25 at 7pm. (more...)

T.J. Martell Foundation Announces Honorees for 39th New York Honors Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

NEW YORK, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research has announced the honorees for its 39th Annual Honors Gala on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 which will be held at the legendary Cipriani in New York. The honorees include John Paul DeJoria, Co-founder of Paul Mitchell Hair Products and Patron Spirits Company, Will Botwin, President & CEO of Red Light Management, Hard Rock International which will be accepted by President & CEO Hamish Dodds, Afo Verde, Chairman & CEO Sony Latin Music and Marsha Vlasic, Senior VP of Concerts, Head of Contemporary Rock, ICM. (more...)

Mayim Bialik, Peter Funt to Host TV Land's New Original Version of CANDID CAMERA
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

TV Land announced today that Emmy(R) Award nominee Mayim Bialik ('The Big Bang Theory') will host TV Land's new original version of 'Candid Camera' alongside executive producer and long-time host Peter Funt (more...)

THE BIG BANG THEORY's Mayim Bialik to Host TV Land's CANDID CAMERA; Premiere Set for August
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

TV Land announced today that Emmy Award nominee Mayim Bialik ('The Big Bang Theory') will host TV Land's new original version of 'Candid Camera' alongside executive producer and long-time host Peter Funt, son of the show's creator and first host, Allen Funt. (more...)

THE CHOSEN, by William Hatchet, Released by Cosmic Egg Books
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

One man. One planet. One destiny. Frederick Frater leads a hum-drum existence working in a Victorian bookshop. But one day an apparition walks into the shop a beautiful young woman. Her father's extraordinary invention changes Frederick's life. The adventure that follows takes us back to Roman-occupied Britain and into the future, in which magic has become science. It is a future that Frederick can influence through his interventions for he is one of the Chosen, a select and privileged group with the fate of the world in their hands. (more...)

Silver Lake Announces Strategic Investment in Quorum Business Solutions
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

MENLO PARK, Calif. and HOUSTON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Silver Lake Partners, the global leader in technology investing, and Silver Lake Kraftwerk, the firm's energy and resource innovation strategy, announced today that they have agreed to acquire Quorum Business Solutions (Quorum) from funds managed by The Carlyle Group's middle-market buyout team and Riverstone Holdings. Key Quorum management will also participate as equity partners in the new ownership structure. Quorum is the leading provider of software and services to manage operational, administrative, financial and transactional business processes for energy, renewables and natural resource industry segments. (more...)

Casting Announced for Pritchard & Kimmel's New Play SONGBIRD at Joe's Pub, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Casting for Michael Kimmel and Lauren Pritchard's Songbird is finally complete ahead of a July 21 performance at Joe's Pub. (more...)

National 2014 FAMILY ARTS FESTIVAL to Feature WWI Concert, Dads Dancing, Big Draw and More, Oct 17-Nov 2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Following on from the huge success of the 2013 national Family Arts Festival in which over 500,000 people took part across the UK, the 2014 Family Arts Festival will run its second year from 17 October to 2 November with Michael Morpurgo announced as patron and Center Parcs as a major new partner. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE to Bring Magic to Broadway This Winter; Begins Nov 26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Kilburn Media announced today the launch of Road Show Theatrical, a joint venture with The Production Office to produce and fully finance live theatrical productions. The announcement was made today by Kilburn's CEO Mark Manuel and The Production Office's Managing Partner Gregory Young. The long term goal of Road Show Theatrical is to build a well-financed and trusted destination for live theatrical projects, much the same way feature film projects currently make their way to Kilburn Media. (more...)

BWW Interview: Composer/Lyricist Michael Patrick Walker Talks DOG AND PONY at The Old Globe
by Don Grigware - Jun 11, 2014

Musician/composer/lyricist Michael Patrick Walker is world premiering a new musical Dog and Pony at the Old Globe in San Diego. Walker is best known as one of the composers of the hit musical Altar Boyz. He was nominated for a 2005 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical and for two 2005 Drama Desk Awards for Best Music and for Best Lyrics for Altar Boyz. The show also won the 2005 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical. In our chat, Walker talks in depth about Dog and Pony and working with the cast and creative team at the Old Globe. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Old Globe's New Musical DOG AND PONY
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 10, 2014

An Idaho film festival reunites a pair of estranged screenwriters in the new musical DOG AND PONY by Rick Elise (Peter and the Starcatcher, Jersey Boys) and Michael Patrick Walker (Altar Boyz). As Mags (Nicole Parker) and Andy (Jon Patrick Walker) rehash memories from their 13-year partnership, we quickly see that this dysfunctional relationship was doomed from the start. We also know from the beginning how this musical is going to end. (more...)

Producers Guild Announces New Presidents: Gary Lucchesi and Lori McCreary
by BWW News Desk - Jun 08, 2014

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today its 2014 National Board and officer election results, which were shared during the Guild's annual General Membership Meeting tonight on the Warner Bros. Studios lot. The Producers Guild elected Gary Lucchesi and Lori McCreary as Presidents. Other newly PGA national officers include: Vice Presidents of Motion PicturesDavid Friendly and Lydia Dean Pilcher; Vice Presidents of Television Tim Gibbons and Jason Katims; Treasurer Christina Lee Storm,and Vice President PGA East Region Peter Saraf. Outgoing PGA Presidents Mark Gordon and Hawk Koch, who served since 2010, received special recognition at the meeting for their unwavering service to the Producers Guild over the years, including their seminal advocacy on behalf of the Guild's credit certification, the Producers Mark. (more...)

Photo Flash: DOG AND PONY World Premiere Opens Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

The Old Globe presents the World Premiere of Dog and Pony, a new musical with book by Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Michael Patrick Walker. From the award-winning talents behind Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Altar Boyz, Dog and Pony is a romantic musical comedy that follows Mags and Andy, a successful screenwriting team, as their professional relationship evolves into something more. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks in Los Angeles and San Diego
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 04, 2014

Here are Summer Stages Picks from Broadwayworld's Ellen Dostal for what to see in Los Angeles and San Diego. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nicole Parker, Jon Patrick Walker, Beth Leavel and More in DOG AND PONY at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

The Old Globe presents the World Premiere of Dog and Pony, a new musical with book by Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Michael Patrick Walker. From the award-winning talents behind Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Altar Boyz, Dog and Pony is a romantic musical comedy that follows Mags and Andy, a successful screenwriting team, as their professional relationship evolves into something more. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

First African-American James Bond Girl Thumper Trina Parks Discusses her Experience on the Set of Diamonds Are Forever on The Total Celebrity Show
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Neil Haley, The Total Tutor host of the Total Celebrity Show, interviewed Trina Parks to find out about her experience filming a James Bond film, her part in the film, and her life after the movie. (more...)

The National Portrait Gallery Presents ANARCHY AND BEAUTY: WILLIAM MORRIS AND HIS LEGACY, 1860-1960, 10/16-1/11
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

From the Pre-Raphaelites to Terence Conran, the first exhibition devoted to William Morris and his influence on twentieth-century life, is to open at the National Portrait Gallery this autumn, it was announced today (Wed 28 May 2014). (more...)

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