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President Obama Calls Ryan Murphy, Says He Was 'Moved' by THE NORMAL HEART
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

According to Deadline, President Barack Obama called Ryan Murphy today to congratulate him on his adaptation of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart for HBO. (more...)

NJCU Professor's New Book Exposes Identity of America's First Power Couple
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

JERSEY CITY, N.J., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ James & Dolley Madison: America's First Power Couple, a comprehensive dual biography by Dr. Bruce Chadwick, a professor of English at New Jersey City University, has been published by Prometheus Books. (more...)

International Bestseller MOTHER ALWAYS SAID '...' to Be Released in the United States
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Already a bestseller, Mother Always Said, '...' Timeless Wisdom to Achieve Personal & Business Success by Robert Popovich is a compendium of childhood lessons the author learned from his mother. A testimonial to his mother's guidance and support in his early years, the author shows how he successfully applied the lessons learned throughout his career as an international business consultant and as a governmental advisor, whose clients included the White House. During his speaking engagements, he frequently quotes his mother's lessons much to the delight of his audiences. It was in response to their continued encouragement that the author wrote this book about her teachings so others might benefit. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HERE LIES LOVE Cast Performs 'I Am A Child of the Philippines' on FOX 5!
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2014

The Public Theater's production of David Byrne, Fatboy Slim and Alex Timbers' smash hit musical, Here Lies Love, opened on May 1st at the Public Theater's Luesther Hall for an open-ended commercial run. The principal cast from the 2013 world premiere of Here Lies Love returns, including Ruthie Ann Miles and Jose Llana as Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos, and Conrad Ricamora as Ninoy Aquino. The cast just visited FOX 5 to perform 'I Am A Child of the Philippines' and you can check out the song below! (more...)

Zac Posen Named Creative Director of Brooks Brothers' Womens Collection
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Big news for your Friday morning: Brooks Brothers, America's longest established apparel brand announced that Zac Posen has been named Creative Director for its signature Women's collection and accessories. (more...)

BREAKING! Diane Sawyer to Exit as ABC WORLD NEWS Anchor; David Muir to Step In
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

ABC News today announced new roles for anchors Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos and David Muir. (more...)

EVITA National Tour to Run 7/8-13 at Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Experience the passion and seduction in this elegant masterpiece - Tony Award-winning musical EVITA, July 8-13 at the Benedum Center. (more...)

Teen Lifeline to Honor GRAMMY Nominated Singer-Songwriter & Actress Jordin Sparks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Teen Lifeline will honor Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, actress and philanthropist Jordin Sparks with the Alfredo J. Molina Community Lifeline Award at Teen Lifeline's 2014 Connections of Hope event at the Montelucia Resort on November 7, 2014. (more...)

getTV to Celebrate Independence Day with HELLCATS OF THE NAVY & CRASH LANDING
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Let freedom ring withgetTV this 4 th of July, as the network presents an Independence Day double feature devoted to actress, former First Lady, and humanitarian Nancy Reagan. (more...)

CLINTON: THE MUSICAL to Make U.S. Debut at NYMTF This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Former president and First Lady Bill and Hillary Clinton will be the subject of a new musical which will make its U.S. debut as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. The show will be performed for one week beginning in mid-July. (more...)

Oxygen to Premiere Season 2 of PREACHERS OF L.A., 8/20
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Oxygen Media returns to the pulpit with a fiery season two of the docu-series 'Preachers of L.A.,' premiering Wednesday, August 20 at 10 PM ET/PT. (more...)

'Stories of Celebrity Caregiving' Now Available Online, Sponsored by LTC Financial Partners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

KIRKLAND, Wash., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ An online collection, 'Stories of Celebrity Caregiving,' is now available without charge. Sponsored by LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP) and published by the Long Term Care Guild, it's a concise set of links to caregiving experiences and advice of movie stars, politicians, and other luminaries. (more...)

Kate Shindle Brings BINDER OF BROKEN DRAEMS to 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents KATE SHINDLE with her "Binder of Broken Dreams" tonight, June 24, 2014. Georgia Stitt serves as musical director for Shindle's 54 Below solo debut. (more...)

Jack Mikesell and Christina Elmore to Star in SCLA's ROMEO AND JULIET, 7/8-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA), under the artistic direction of Ben Donenberg, returns to the Japanese Garden at the Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare Campus for the third consecutive summer, with a Los Angeles-centric summer production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet -- directed by Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal National Theatre alum Kenn Sabberton -- for seventeen performances only, July 8 to 26 (press opening July 13). (more...)

The Smithsonian American Art Museum Receives a $5.4 Million Gift from David M. Rubenstein to Renovate Its Renwick Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The Smithsonian American Art Museum announced today a $5.4 million gift from David M. Rubenstein for the renovation of its Renwick Gallery. The gift completes the private fundraising goal for the capital renovation project. (more...)

Vice President Biden, James Earl Jones, Scott Bakula, Debbie Allen, and More Come to Ford's Theatre Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, President pro tempore of the Senate Patrick Leahy, House Majority Leader Elect Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, actress Debbie Allen, members of Congress and other distinguished guests attended the Ford's Theatre Annual Gala the evening of Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Ford's Theatre (511 10th Street NW). The gala performance was followed by a seated dinner at the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum (750 Ninth Street NW). The evening included the presentation of the Ford's Theatre Lincoln Medal to actor James Earl Jones and the U.S. House of Representatives' longest-serving member, The Honorable John D. Dingell. The award was given in recognition of their extraordinary character, service, accomplishments and work reflecting Lincoln's legacy of humanity, wisdom, eloquence and vision. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014


BWW Reviews: Heather Carvel Honors a Legend in WTC's World Premiere of BIG VOICE: THE ETHEL MERMAN EXPERIENCE
by Christina Mancuso - Jun 20, 2014

They say that everyone has a twin somewhere in the world. Well, I'm sure that Ethel Merman is proudly smiling down at hers as Heather Carvel boldly tackles the role of a lifetime in the World Premiere of Warehouse Theatre Company's BIG VOICE: THE ETHEL MERMAN EXPERIENCE. Directed, conceived and written by Kristofer Green, every look, nuance, expression, and style is exactly dead-on, from hair to dress to even the way Ethel raised her eyebrows and smiled after a song. (more...)

E! News to Air Exclusive Interview with Michelle Obama, 6/23
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

E! News is kicking off an exciting week of programming with an EXCLUSIVE interview with First Lady Michelle Obama. Airing this Monday, June 23rd at 7:00pm and 11:30pm ET/PT, E! News' co-anchor Terrence Jenkins Terrence interviewed the First Lady at The National Summer Learning Day Fair, co-hosted by the U.S Department of Education and National Summer Learning Association on National Summer Learning Day. The First Lady talks candidly with Terrence about his own success, how her kids watch E! and the importance of E! News' young viewership. (more...)

LOVE LETTERS, BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE and More Set for Delaware Theatre Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Delaware Theatre Company, under the artistic leadership of Bud Martin, announces the five-play lineup for its 36th anniversary season, including the return of Michael Learned, an East Coast premiere of a new work, a hilarious holiday comedy, a chilling retelling of a literary classic, and a heartwarming new musical in pre-Broadway development. (more...)

GLEE's Chris Colfer Visits Hilary Clinton Book Signing
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

According to pictures on PerezHilton GLEE star Chris Colfer waited in line at a Barnes & Noble yesterday to get his copy of Hilary Clinton's memoir 'Hard Choices' autographed by the former First Lady. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New TV Spot for The Public Theater's HERE LIES LOVE!
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2014

A new TV spot for The Public Theater's production of David Byrne, Fatboy Slim and Alex Timbers' smash hit musical, Here Lies Love, has been released - check it out below! (more...)

Scoop: CRISIS on NBC - Saturday, June 21, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jun 16, 2014

Get all the scoop on CRISIS, airing on NBC on Saturday, June 21, 2014! (more...)

Celebrate the Magic at Shakespeare & Company's Season Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Shakespeare & Company's Midsummer Night's Celebration will be held Saturday, June 28th. Artistic Director Tony Simotes and Co-Chairs Phoebe Giddon and Deborah Ryan will present a magical and unforgettable evening celebrating the 450thbirthday of William Shakespeare and the start of Shakespeare & Company's Summer Season. Guests of Honor Governor Deval Patrick and First Lady Diane B. Patrick will be in attendance, as well as Rick Dildine, Shakespeare & Company's newly appointed Executive Director in his first public appearance. The evening will also feature the opening night performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Simotes and set in the mysterious bayous of New Orleans during the height of the Jazz Age. Proceeds from the Midsummer Night's Celebration will benefit Shakespeare & Company's nationally recognized Education and Training programs. (more...)

NBC's Primetime Schedule for June 16-23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2014


Photo Flash: WCS Honors Hillary Clinton at Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

The Wildlife Conservation Society honored tonight Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation Chelsea Clinton, and WCS Trustee Diane Christensen for their commitments to saving elephants and protecting wildlife and wild places. Held at the WCS Central Park Zoo, the event-titled 'An Elephant's Tale'-highlighted the conservation plight of elephant populations in the forests and savannas of Africa and efforts to protect them from the illegal ivory trade. (more...)

BOKS and Reebok To Host Third Annual Active Kids Day, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

CANTON, Mass., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Today, BOKS (Build Our Kids' Success), a free before-school physical activity program, announces it will host its third annual Active Kids Day on June 14, 2014 at Reebok World Headquarters in Canton, MA. A free event, Active Kids Day will join together families, schools and businesses to celebrate the positive impacts of physical activity and living a healthy lifestyle. The day will offer a variety of activities to entertain the entire family, including live performances, fitness activities, healthy food samplings and other events that will engage attendees.Additionally, BOKS will recognize Champions of Change from around the country who have made a difference in their school. Disney actress and recording artist Coco Jones will headline at the event. She will be joined by other top performers, as well as Olympic gold medal gymnast Aly Raisman to create a dynamic experience for all ages. A full list of activities during Active Kids Day and registration information can be found at (more...)

Hillary Clinton Set for CBS SUNDAY MORNING, 6/15
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the question for anyone considering a run for the White House is not whether they'll run or win, but rather what they see ahead for the country, she tells Jane Pauley in an interview for CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD, to be broadcast Sunday, June 15(9:00-10:30 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Explains Why She Might Not Run for President on TODAY
by - Jun 11, 2014

Clinton, who is currently on tour promoting her new book, also provided a few reasons why she may not want to launch a second presidential campaign in 2016. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Dorothy Thompson Comes to Life in The Nora Theatre Company's CASSANDRA SPEAKS
by Alex Lonati - Jun 10, 2014

This is the story of Dorothy Thompson, an American journalist and radio broadcaster during WWII who was known to some as the "First Lady of American Journalism". In Cassandra Speaks at the Nora Theatre Company at the Central Square Theater, we see her the morning of her third wedding, as she struggles to finish an article, looks back on her previous loves, and recounts her accomplishments and failures as a journalist in Europe and America. (more...)

Photo Flash: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Lea Delaria Visits HERE LIES LOVE!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

A night after 'Orange is the New Black's' Uzo Aduba came to see 'Here Lies Love' at the Public Theatre, her co star Lea Delaria came by to check out the David Byrne/Fatboy Slim hit and posed backstage with the cast. Check out a photo of Lea backstage below! (more...)

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Andrew Keenan-Bolger & More Set to Lead Transport Group's THE MUSIC MAN Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Initial casting for Transport Group's concert presentation of The Music Man has been announced. The evening will feature Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Alexandra Silber, Mary Testa, Jill Paice, Heather Mac Rae, Jeffry Denman, Stanley Bahorek, David Greenspan, and D.C. Anderson. Complete casting will be announced at a later date. The concert will be held at the Irene Diamond Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42 Street, on Monday, August 11, 2014, directed by five-time Drama Desk nominee, Jack Cummings III. (more...)

WAT-AAH! Taking Back the Streets Comes to Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

WAT-AAH!, one of the fastest-growing bottled water brands, announces the continuation of its groundbreaking art campaign, WAT-AAH! Taking Back the Streets. The initiative launched February 20th in support of the Partnership for a Healthier America's (PHA) “Drink Up” initiative, which encourages everyone to drink more water more often. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Caroline Bowman and Desi Oakley Discuss Playing 'Eva Perón' in EVITA Tour
by Stage Tube - Jul 9, 2014

Caroline Bowman and Desi Oakley, the women who share the role of Eva Peron on the first national tour of EVITA, stopped by CBS Studios in Pittsburgh to discuss the show, their character, and opening night. EVITA will be playing at The Benedum Center from July 8th to July 13th. Tickets start at $35.75 and are available online at, by calling 412-456-6666 or at the Box Office at Theater Square. Groups of 10 or more enjoy exclusive discounts and specialty packages. Visit for further information. (more...)

VIDEO: ELLEN is 'Happy' About Return of Season 12 - Check Out Her All-New Promo!
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Season 12 of ELLEN premieres September 12th, and host Ellen DeGeneres knows just the song to get viewers in the mood for the show's return. (more...)

Michelle DeJean, Kevin Cooney, Michael Tapley & More to Lead TUTS' THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced the cast of The Best Little In Texas, playing July 15 - 20 for TUTS' 47th consecutive year of offering free musical theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

TUTS Announces Cast of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS - Michelle DeJean, Kevin Cooney and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is proud to announce the cast of The Best Little W…house In Texas, playing June 15 - 20 for TUTS' 47th consecutive year of offering free musical theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

VIP Concert Performance of LOUIS-AND-ELLA Set for The Cutting Room, 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

On Tuesday, July 15, Onemoe Music & Palm Beach Performing Arts Center will present a 75 minutes VIP Concert performance of LOUIS-AND-ELLA!, by Trent Armand Kendall (award winning writer & star of Picture Incomplete), Music Direction / Arrangements by David Snyder (Mr. Confidential, Plaid Tidings, Forever Plaid) and Direction /Choreography by Jeff Whiting (Associate/Resident Director for Bullets Over Broadway, Big Fish and Tony Nominated The Scottsboro Boys). (more...)

Sportsman Channel Greenlights Season 2 of AMAZING AMERICA WITH SARAH PALIN
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Sportsman Channel has renewed its original series Amazing America with Sarah Palin for a second season. (more...)

Music Mountain to Welcome Misha Dichter with Harlem String Quartet & Swingtime Big Band, 7/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

America's oldest continuing summer Chamber Music Festival, Music Mountain, continues their 85th Anniversary Season with Swingtime Big Band on Saturday, July 26 (6:30PM) with the popular pre-concert dinner beforehand (5PM) followed on Sunday, July 27 (3PM) by the piano virtuoso Misha Dichter and the acclaimed Harlem String Quartet. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014


Photo Flash: Joan Rivers Visits HERE LIES LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Joan Rivers was seen dancing along with cast of the David Byrne/Fatboy Slim hit musical HERE LIES LOVE, directed by Alex Timbers at the Public Theatre. Joan opted not for the seated balcony but actually brought flats and joined the audience on the disco floor where the show takes place. She loved the show so much that she raved about it two days later on Fox 5's 'Good Day New York' as well as at her new book signing at Barnes & Noble on Union Square, telling fans, 'If you see one show this year, you must see HERE LIES LOVE. It is phenomenal!' Scroll down for photos of Rivers with the cast! (more...)

Queen Latifah to Portray Iconic Blues Singer in HBO's BESSIE
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Oscar(R) nominee Queen Latifah ('Chicago') stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in HBO Films' BESSIE (more...)

Michelle Obama to Give Keynote at GRAMMY Museum's Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the keynote address at The GRAMMY Museum®'s Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon on July 16, 2014 at Club Nokia at L.A. LIVE. (more...)

National Ballet of Spain's 2015 Performances at Segerstrom Center Cancelled
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

As the National Ballet of Spain has suspended its international tour, performances scheduled April 24–26, 2015 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts have been cancelled. (more...)

Bessie Smith Biopic with Queen Latifah to Premiere in 2015 on HBO
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Oscar® nominee Queen Latifah (“Chicago”) stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in HBO Films' BESSIE, written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees (“Pariah”). Currently in production in Atlanta and debuting in 2015, the film focuses on Smith's transformation from a struggling young singer into “The Empress of the Blues,” one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and an enduring icon today. The cast also features Michael K. Williams, Khandi Alexander, Mike Epps, Tika Sumpter, Tory Kittles, Oliver Platt, Bryan Greenberg, Charles S. Dutton and Mo'Nique. BESSIE is executive produced by Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere, Lili Fini Zanuck, Shelby Stone and Randi Michel. (more...)

EVITA National Tour Coming to Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 8/12-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced today that it will kick off its 2014-2015 season with the Tony Award-winning musical EVITA, Aug. 12-17. Tickets start at $36 and can be purchased online at, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office. (more...)

It's Official! HERE LIES LOVE to Play London's New Dorfman Theatre; Runs Sept 30-Jan 8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

The award-winning New York production of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical Here Lies Love will open the new Dorfman Theatre (formerly the Cottesloe), following its complete refurbishment as part of the NT Future project. Here Lies Love plays from 30 September to 8 January, with a press night on 13 October. (more...)

Hollywood Bowl Kicks Off JAZZ AT THE BOWL CONCERTS on 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

The 2014 Jazz at the Bowl Series begins July 9, 2014 as The Count Basie Orchestra and special guests celebrate the music of Ella Fitzgerald. The series also features, among others, Boz Scaggs, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Herbie Hancock, a Christian McBride-directed James Brown Celebration, John Legend recreating Marvin Gaye's What's Going On, Peter Frampton, Marcus Miller, and more. The season marks Herbie Hancock's fifth year as Creative Chair for Jazz. (more...)

HERE LIES LOVE to Play London's Dorfman Theatre; Auditions Set In Manila, 7/5-6
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 1, 2014

The Public Theatre production of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical Here Lies Love will open at the new Dorfman Theatre (formerly the Cottesloe) in London. Here Lies Love plays from Tuesday, September 30, 2014 to Thursday, January 8, 2015 with a press night on Monday, October 13. (more...)

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