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Violet Chachki Crowned Winner of RUPAUL'S DRAG RACEViolet Chachki Crowned Winner of RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE
by TV News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

After months of gagworthy challenges, jaw-dropping runway looks and feverish fan anticipation, Violet Chachki has been crowned the winner of this season of Logo's hit reality competition series, “RuPaul's Drag Race.” (more...)

BWW Reviews: GO FIGURE! THE RANDY GARDNER STORY - A Perfect Score Not Quite LandedBWW Reviews: GO FIGURE! THE RANDY GARDNER STORY - A Perfect Score Not Quite Landed
by Gil Kaan - May 18, 2015

The world premiere of Go Figure! The Randy Gardner Story receives a not quite taut mounting in its initial outing at the NoHo Arts Center. Director Josh Ravetch, who co-wrote this with Gardner, allows his star to proceed with his biographical tales, some quite riveting, some very candid, at his own desired pace. (more...)

GO FIGURE! THE RANDY GARDNER STORY Headed to LA, Vegas and BostonGO FIGURE! THE RANDY GARDNER STORY Headed to LA, Vegas and Boston
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

GO FIGURE! Productions, LLC is thrilled to announce the world premiere of GO FIGURE! THE RANDY GARDNER STORY, starring World Champion Figure Skater Randy Gardner and written & directed by Josh Ravetch (the co-creator and director of Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking, Dick Van Dyke's, Step In Time, and long distance swimmer, Diana Nyad's, ONWARD!). GO FIGURE! will preview on Thursday, May 14 at 8:00pm and will open on Friday, May 15 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, June 14th before moving on to West Hollywood, Las Vegas and Boston where it will appear in concert with the 2016 Ice Skating World Championships. (more...)

FUSE Reveals Original Programming Slate for 2015-16 SeasonFUSE Reveals Original Programming Slate for 2015-16 Season
by TV News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Fuse Media, Inc., parent company of Fuse and NUVOtv networks, announced today that Fuse (www.fuse.tv) is kicking off the upfront season with a line-up of new and returning original programming that will roll out throughout 2015 (more...)

ONWARD: THE DIANA NYAD STORY to Play TSKW Theatre, 2/19ONWARD: THE DIANA NYAD STORY to Play TSKW Theatre, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

ONWARD! Productions has announced the world premiere of ONWARD! THE DIANA NYAD STORY, at the TSKW Theatre in Key West, Florida, on February 19th, 2015; the very shores where Nyad made landfall after swimming 111 miles non-stop from Cuba at the age of 64! The show will run through February 22nd as the first stop on a national tour. (more...)

Carrie Fisher to Present the SAG 51st Life Achievement Award to Debbie ReynoldsCarrie Fisher to Present the SAG 51st Life Achievement Award to Debbie Reynolds
by Movies News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Carrie Fisher will present the 51st SAG Life Achievement Award to her mother, Debbie Reynolds, at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today. (more...)

Cast of Logo TV's RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Season 7 AnnouncedCast of Logo TV's RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Season 7 Announced
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

RuPaul is back to storm the runway with the highly anticipated seventh season of the groundbreaking series, 'RuPaul's Drag Race.' Logo TV revealed the eagerly awaited cast comprised of the nation's 14 drag elite tonight during the '2014 New Now Next Awards.' (more...)

RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Cast Announced Live During Logo TV's 'New Now Next Awards' TonightRUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Cast Announced Live During Logo TV's 'New Now Next Awards' Tonight
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2014

LOGO TV announced that for the first time in network history, the new cast of queens competing on the upcoming season of mega-hit reality show 'RuPaul's Drag Race' will be revealed live during the 2014 'New Now Next Awards.' The shroud of secrecy surrounding the 14 elite drag performers who'll comprise the seventh season cast will be lifted via a series of OMFG interstitials interspersed throughout the 'New Now Next' telecast tonight, December 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents the World Premiere of X'S AND O'S (A FOOTBALL LOVE STORY)Berkeley Rep Presents the World Premiere of X'S AND O'S (A FOOTBALL LOVE STORY)
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of X's and O's (A Football Love Story), a hard-hitting docudrama that examines our country's passion for a game that is life-giving yet lethal. Our singularly American sport is intricately woven into our culture and rituals, yet its traumatic effect on players and their families has us reexamining its place in our country's story. (more...)

BWW Previews: SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL at State Theatre, New BrunswickBWW Previews: SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL at State Theatre, New Brunswick
by Michael T. Mooney - Dec 1, 2014

This December the national tour of SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL is coming to the Garden State with stops in New Brunswick and Morristown. First up, the show will play the historic State Theatre in New Brunswick for three performances on December 12th and 13th. The SISTERs then swing back through New Jersey to perform at the Mayo Center for the Performing Arts in Morristown on January 31st and February 1st. (more...)

Seattle Rep's ALL THE WAY Becomes Highest-Grossing Show in Organization's HistorySeattle Rep's ALL THE WAY Becomes Highest-Grossing Show in Organization's History
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Robert Schenkkan's political drama All the Way has become the highest-grossing production in Seattle Repertory Theatre history, surpassing Lily Tomlin's The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe and Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking. The play is currently running now through Jan. 4, 2015 in the Bagley Wright Theatre. All the Way is presented in partnership with Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF). (more...)

RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Cast to Be Announced Live During Logo TV's 'New Now Next Awards'RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Cast to Be Announced Live During Logo TV's 'New Now Next Awards'
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Logo TV today announced that for the first time in network history, the new cast of queens competing on the upcoming season of mega-hit reality show “RuPaul's Drag Race” will be revealed live during the 2014 “New Now Next Awards.” (more...)

City of Berkeley Proclaims September 30, 2014 'Tony Taccone Day' in Honor of Berkeley Rep's Artistic DirectorCity of Berkeley Proclaims September 30, 2014 'Tony Taccone Day' in Honor of Berkeley Rep's Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announces that the City of Berkeley has proclaimed Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tony Taccone Day. This day will honor Berkeley Rep's Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone as a pioneer in contemporary American theatre. Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates will host a ceremony to present Taccone an official proclamation between 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM in the City Council Chambers at 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. The ceremony will be broadcast on local radio through KPFB Radio 89.3 and on television through Cable B-TV, Channel 33. (more...)

Music Academy of the West to Host Cabaret Gala Tonight, Headlined by Marilyn HorneMusic Academy of the West to Host Cabaret Gala Tonight, Headlined by Marilyn Horne
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Iconic television star Carol Burnett is once again lending her unique gifts to the Music Academy of the West's Cabaret gala tonight, serving as creative director of the annual fundraiser benefiting the Music Academy's full-scholarship program. The beloved performer is teaming up with legendary mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne for coaching sessions on the art of musical comedy with the young vocalists headlining this year's Cabaret, which takes place tonight, Thursday, August 7, in the Plaza del Sol rotunda of Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort in Santa Barbara. (more...)

Carol Burnett to Serve as Creative Director of Music Academy's Cabaret Gala, 8/7; Marilyn Horne to HeadlineCarol Burnett to Serve as Creative Director of Music Academy's Cabaret Gala, 8/7; Marilyn Horne to Headline
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Iconic television star Carol Burnett is once again lending her unique gifts to the Music Academy of the West's Cabaret gala, serving as creative director of the annual fundraiser benefiting the Music Academy's full-scholarship program. The beloved performer is teaming up with legendary mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne for coaching sessions on the art of musical comedy with the young vocalists headlining this year's Cabaret, which will take place on Thursday, August 7, in the Plaza del Sol rotunda of Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort in Santa Barbara. (more...)

Season Six Winner Revealed for RUPAUL'S DRAG RACESeason Six Winner Revealed for RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2014

After months of grueling competition and fan anticipation, Bianca Del Rio bested Adore Delano and Courtney Act to be crowned the winner of this season of Logo TV's hit reality competition series, 'RuPaul's Drag Race.' (more...)

Berkeley Repertory Theatre to Present Tony Kushner's 'THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE', Begin. 5/16Berkeley Repertory Theatre to Present Tony Kushner's 'THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE', Begin. 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre welcomes back Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner for the West Coast premiere of his latest play, The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, an epic tale of love, family, sex, money, and politics. Kushner reunites with one of his favorite collaborators, Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone, to bring this sweeping drama to the Roda Theatre. With his trademark mix of soaring intellect and searing emotion, the legendary writer unfurls a poignant story about an Italian family in Brooklyn. When retired longshoreman Gus Marcantonio decides to die, his kids come home with a raucous parade of lovers and spouses to find that even the house keeps secrets. A portrait of a dysfunctional family filled with weighty dialogue, humor, and passion, Kushner's four-act play previews Friday, May 16, opens on Wednesday, May 21, and runs through Sunday, June 29, 2014. (more...)

Sixth Season of RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Returns to Logo TonightSixth Season of RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Returns to Logo Tonight
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

RuPaul is back with a new crop of celebrity guest judges to help transform 'herstory' with the highly anticipated sixth season of the ground-breaking series, 'RuPaul's Drag Race.' (more...)

Balagan Theatre to Present World Premiere of Off-Broadway Bound Musical ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES MEBalagan Theatre to Present World Premiere of Off-Broadway Bound Musical ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

In an innovative collaboration between three Seattle theatres, Balagan Theatre will present the world premiere production of the Off-Broadway bound new musical, Ernest Shackleton Loves Me, in April 2014 on the Leo K stage at Seattle Repertory Theatre, and in workshop performances February 2-4, 2014, at ACT Theatre. (more...)

Fuse Orders Season 2 of BIG FREEDIA: QUEEN OF BOUNCEFuse Orders Season 2 of BIG FREEDIA: QUEEN OF BOUNCE
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Fuse, the national music television network of The Madison Square Garden Company (Nasdaq:MSG), announced today that after a booty shaking breakout first season, the network's number one original series of all time (more...)

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