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Liev Schreiber to Host SUPERHEROES: A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE on PBS, 10/15
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

PBS announced today that Tuesday, October 15, 2013, is 'Superheroes Night,' featuring a three-hour block dedicated to the groundbreaking program SUPERHEROES: A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE. (more...)

Castillo Theatre to Present STEALIN' HOME (A BASEBALL FANTASY), 10/11-11/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

Stealin' Home (A Baseball Fantasy) by Fred Newman is a play about Jackie Robinson, baseball and America's imperfect integration. 'Stealin' Home has much to share on racism, hero worship, cultural changes in the United States…' - The New York Times (November 20, 2004).Stealin' Home locates the impact of integration of the Major League Baseball in 1947 within the social changes that were to follow. The drama opens on October 11 and runs through November 24 at the Castillo Theatre. (more...)

NY Philharmonic Announces Details of Worldwide Radio Broadcasts for October 2013
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2013

The October broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week — the weekly radio series of concerts and recordings by the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Alec Baldwin — begin with two programs featuring The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman. In the first, Lorin Maazel leads Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1, with Mr. Bronfman as soloist, and Sibelius's Symphony No. 2. The following week Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts Ravel's Alborada del gracioso; Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; and Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, again with Mr. Bronfman as soloist. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Forum Theatre Launches 'Forum for All' with Poetic AGNES UNDER THE BIG TOP
by Elizabeth Bruce - Sep 13, 2013

Forum Theatre launches its daringly democratic 'Forum for All' pay-what-you-can-at-every-show initiative with AGNES UNDER THE BIG TOP, a poetic and timely portrait of the immigrant experience in the USA (more...)

SAMUEL'S JOURNEY Brings to Light the Tale of the Underground Railway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013

Emma Marie Trusty, who published 'The Underground Railroad: Ties that Bound Unveiled' in 1999, continues her exploration of an underground network of American citizens involved in helping fugitive slaves escape and live as free men in her outstanding new novel 'Samuel's Journey: Another Surprise.' Freedom takes all kinds of people into its service and this is true of Samuel, a teenage Quaker boy. (more...)

WALL STREET SCANDALS Exposes Heart of American High Finance
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

Meant as an introductory reading on the wiles of the most recognized names in high finance, Winston Overtons minces no words and pulls no punches in exposing what is rotten at the heart of Wall Street Institutions in 'Wall Street Scandals.' Overton, an insider who worked on the trading floor since the '70s, presents the mechanics of greed that provides motivation for financial institutions' reason for being. Eye-opening and educational, this book gives broad coverage on the whys and wherefores of this bastion of the imminent demise of capitalism. It is in answer to the need for the public to be informed about the imbalances that brought about the failing economy and consequent protests such as the Occupy Wall Street movement. (more...)

Netflix in Early Talks For HOUSE OF CARDS Season 3
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2013

Despite previous rumors that Netflix's popular series HOUSE OF CARDS, starring Kevin Spacey, would likely end after season 2, Deadline is now reporting that Netflix is in talks for a third season of the original drama. (more...)

Liev Schreiber Hosts SUPERHEROES: A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE on PBS Tonight
by TV News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

PBS previously announced that tonight, October 15, 2013, is 'Superheroes Night,' featuring a three-hour block dedicated to the groundbreaking program SUPERHEROES: A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE. (more...)

HOUSE OF CARDS to Crumble After Two Seasons?
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

At Vancouver International Film Festival last week, executive producer Rick Cleveland was more than open with the show's future, telling GoldDerby: 'House of Cards' is only going to go a second season and I think that's it. Kevin Spacey likes to do movies and Robin Wright likes to do movies.' (more...)

Great American Country Unveils New Brand Identity Today
by TV News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

Great American Country today unveiled a new brand identity that reflects the television network's continuing evolution as an all-American lifestyle viewing destination. (more...)

NY Philharmonic Announces December 2013 Worldwide Radio Broadcasts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2013

The December broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week - the weekly radio series of concerts and recordings by the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Alec Baldwin - begin with Bernard Labadie returning to the Philharmonic to conduct Mozart's Requiem; J.S. Bach's Cantata No. 51, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!; and Handel's 'Let the Bright Seraphim' from Samson. The program's soloists will include soprano Miah Persson, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, tenor Fre?de?ric Antoun, bass Andrew Foster-Williams, and Associate Principal Trumpet Matthew Muckey, joined by the New York Choral Artists directed by Joseph Flummerfelt. The following week Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Premiere of The Marie- Jose?e Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Oboe Concerto featuring Principal Oboe Liang Wang, and Richard Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra and Don Juan, both featuring Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow in the concertmaster solos. (more...)

Streisand, New Hamlisch Doc & More Get PBS Fall Dates
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2013

PBS announced today a fall primetime line-up featuring a strong roster of wide-ranging programs. Among the exciting highlights will be "Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn" in which the legendary Barbra Streisand makes a historic homecoming back to Brooklyn at the new Barclays Center arena (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 5/05/2013
by BWW - May 5, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/05/2013 for St. Petersburg (more...)

Warner Bros & DC to Celebrate SUPERMAN's 75th with New Logo & More
by Movies News Desk - May 30, 2013

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Superman, Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment have revealed plans befitting one of the most popular and enduring Super Heroes of all time. (more...)

Castillo Theatre Extends Run of CARMEN'S PLACE (A FANTASY) Until 6/16
by Kristin Salaky - May 21, 2013

The Castillo Theatre production of Carmen's Place (A Fantasy), called "an aria to behold" by critics in this opera-within-a musical running through June 16. Carmen's Place features an original pop score by Annie Roboff and Fred Newman, and in its show-within-the-show, some of the best-known and best-loved operatic numbers ever performed. Director Gabrielle L. Kurlander received the AUDELCO "Viv" Recognition Award for Excellence in Black Theatre as Best Director of a Musical Production in 2012 for Newman-Roboff's Sally and Tom (The American Way). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 5/12/2013
by BWW - May 12, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/12/2013 for St. Petersburg (more...)

Photo Flash: First Lady of the Joffrey Ballet Dame Patricia Kennedy Receives Ellis Island Medal of Honor
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2013

With Ellis Island still recovering from the devastating damage of Hurricane Sandy and despite a storm that whipped through New York Harbor with hail and winds that toppled trees, the 27th National Ethnic Coalition of Organization's annual Medal of Honor Gala went off with military precision on historic island thanks to the efforts of NECO Chairman Nasser J. Kazeminy and his hardworking staff. BroadwayWorld has photos from the celebration below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Lady of the Joffrey Ballet Dame Patricia Kennedy Receives Ellis Island Medal of Honor
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2013

With Ellis Island still recovering from the devastating damage of Hurricane Sandy and despite a storm that whipped through New York Harbor with hail and winds that toppled trees, the 27th National Ethnic Coalition of Organization's annual Medal of Honor Gala went off with military precision on historic island thanks to the efforts of NECO Chairman Nasser J. Kazeminy and his hardworking staff. BroadwayWorld has photos from the celebration below! (more...)

"Macy's Great American Drive-In" Event to Feature THE SMURFS in Select Cities Nationwide
by Movies News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

This June, get your motor running and enjoy a trip back in time as Macy's celebrates the 80th anniversary of the drive-in theater with its own version of the beloved activity, “Macy's Great American Drive-In.” (more...)

Castillo Theatre Extends Run of CARMEN'S PLACE (A FANTASY) Until Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2013

The Castillo Theatre production of Carmen's Place (A Fantasy), called "an aria to behold" by critics in this opera-within-a musical running through June 16. Carmen's Place features an original pop score by Annie Roboff and Fred Newman, and in its show-within-the-show, some of the best-known and best-loved operatic numbers ever performed. Director Gabrielle L. Kurlander received the AUDELCO "Viv" Recognition Award for Excellence in Black Theatre as Best Director of a Musical Production in 2012 for Newman-Roboff's Sally and Tom (The American Way). (more...)

CARMEN'S PLACE (A FANTASY) to Open at Castillo Theatre, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2013

What happens when the squares of Seville meet the streets of New York? Find out on April 26 when Carmen's Place (A Fantasy) opens at the Castillo Theatre on 42nd Street, running until June 16. Featuring some of opera's best-loved music as well as six original musical numbers, Carmen's Place (A Fantasy) is helmed by the 2012 AUDELCO Award winner for directing, Gabrielle L. Kurlander, whose production of Sally and Tom (The American Way) was a popular and critical success at Castillo last season. (more...)

Comic-Con Celebrates ACTION COMICS #1 by Displaying Jack White's Copy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2013

The world of comics was abuzz at Comic-Con International: San Diego as the Holy Grail of comic books - an original copy of ACTION COMICS #1, featuring the first appearance of the world's most iconic Super Hero, Superman - made a rare appearance last night as the guest of honor, along with Man of Steel star Henry Cavill and director Zack Snyder, at a party celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Superman. Widely considered to be the genesis of the superhero genre, ACTION COMICS #1 - an original on loan from the personal collection of musician Jack White (The White Stripes, The Racounteurs, The Dead Weather) arrived under heavy security to the star-studded Comic-Con event sponsored by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Entertainment. (more...)

Netflix's HOUSE OF CARDS Makes Network History with 8 Emmy Noms
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2013

Netflix' HOUSE OF CARDS made history this morning when Neil Patrick Harris and 'Breaking Bad' star Aaron Paul announced this year's Primetime Emmy Award nominees at the Television Academy's Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood. (more...)

'Presidential Puppetry' Exposes Secretive Elites
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2013

Secretive elites guide our government leaders, according to the new book announced today, 'Presidential Puppetry: Obama, Romney and Their Masters.' (more...)

The Tavis Smiley Show from PRI, Newly Expanded to Two Hours, Examines Ending Poverty in America
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The Tavis Smiley Show from PRI will feature a stimulating two-hour roundtable discussion on poverty as the centerpiece of its first new show of the year on January 10, 2014. (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Reveals Key Art, Full-Length Trailer for HOUSE OF CARDS Season 2
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

Netflix has released a full-length trailer and key art for the upcoming second season of HOUSE OF CARDS. (more...)

VIDEO: New Teaser for HOUSE OF CARDS on Netflix
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2014

Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) returns in HOUSE OF CARDS Season 2 on Netflix. Check him out in the just-released promo for the series below! The second season (13-episodes) of HOUSE OF CARDS will premiere Friday, February 14, 2014. (more...)

'Bibi's Rainbow' Bridges the Cultural Divide for an Iranian Family in America
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Spanning four generations, Majid Amini's new novel 'Bibi's Rainbow' is an absorbing, honest and amusing story of the members of an extended immigrant Iranian family in Southern California who privately battle their painful pasts and resist assimilation into American culture. The matriarch who emerges from Amini's imagination illuminates the importance of kindness, affection, community, unconditional love, tolerance and forgiveness, in her efforts to help them move forward, heal old wounds and make peace with their lives in America. Bibi's character is strong, passionate and clever. She uses her positive attitude and keen understanding of human nature-and an unending supply of homemade exotic and gourmet meals and desserts-to soothe and quell their discomfort, strengthen their relationships with their neighbors and community, and challenge the rigid ideals that their ancient culture has imposed. (more...)

HOUSE OF CARDS Season 1 Director's Commentary Now Live Exclusively on Netflix
by TV News Desk - Jan 3, 2014

Starting today, director's commentary on the Emmy(R) Award-winning and Golden Globe(R) nominated first season of HOUSE OF CARDS is available exclusively for members in all territories where Netflix is available. (more...)

Downtown Urban Theater Festival to Return to HERE in NYC, April 2-19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

For its much-anticipated 12th annual season, the Downtown Urban Theater Festival (DUTF) will again take residency at HERE's Mainstage in New York City, April 2nd through 19th, 2014, with three weeks of new groundbreaking theatre. (more...)

NY Philharmonic's Feb 2014 Radio Broadcasts to Kick Off with Beethoven; Programs Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

The February broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week - the weekly radio series of concerts and recordings by the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Alec Baldwin - begin with Music Director Alan Gilbert leading the Philharmonic in Beethoven's Fidelio Overture and Symphony No. 1; Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1, with Lisa Batiashvili as soloist; and Gershwin's An American in Paris. The following week, guest conductor Andrey Boreyko will lead the Philharmonic in a performance of Stravinsky's The Song of the Nightingale; Mozart's Bassoon Concerto, with Philharmonic Principal Bassoon Judith LeClair as soloist; and Zemlinsky's The Mermaid, Fantasy for Orchestra. (more...)

Cecil M. Bryar Sr. Chronicles Political Turmoil in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

The real story 'What Happened to America?' is about the last forty years and a little about the 1897-1929 eras. This book unravels what led up to the recession of the thirties, how long it took to get people going again, and the systems that were designed so people would have safety nets. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch 3 New Promos for Season 2 of Netflix's HOUSE OF CARDS
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Netflix has released three new promos for the highly-anticipated second season of HOUSE OF CARDS. Season two premieres exclusively on Netflix in all territories on February 14, 2014. (more...)

Teen Author's OUR BEST TOMORROW Draws National Attention
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2013

Six weeks after being released, “Our Best Tomorrow: Students Teaching Capitalism to America” (Headline Books) remains an Amazon bestseller and is steadily gaining national attention. (more...)

'The NY Philharmonic This Week' Radio Broadcast to Kick Off 2014 with Soloist Thomas Hampson
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

The January broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week - the weekly radio series of concerts and recordings by the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Alec Baldwin - begin with an all-American New Year's Eve Concert conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert with Thomas Hampson as soloist. The program, recorded on New Year's Eve in 2009, includes Copland's Suite from Appalachian Spring and Old American Songs (selections), in addition to selections from Broadway musicals and Gershwin's An American in Paris. The following week, composer-conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the New York Concert Premiere of his Violin Concerto, featuring Leila Josefowicz as soloist, as well as Ravel's Mother Goose Suite, and Sibelius's Symphony No. 5. (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant & Timothy Simonson to Star in New Federal Theatre's DR. DU BOIS AND MISS OVINGTON, Begin. 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre continues its 44th season with Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington starring Kathleen Chalfant and Timothy Simonson. Gabrielle L. Kurlander directs. Performances begin January 16h, with opening night scheduled for January 30th. (more...)

Jason M. Gold's Debut Novel 'An Uncommon Soul' Released
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

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1st Lt. Mark A. Bodrog Shares Military Experiences in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

Former first lieutenant and infantry officer in the U.S. Marines, 1st Lt. Mark A. Bodrog, looks back at the critical role his unit played supporting Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) 10.1, in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 'Second Platoon: Call Sign Hades: A Memoir of the Marines of the Combined Action Company' (published by iUniverse). (more...)

Cecil M. Bryar Sr. Chronicles America's Political Turmoil
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

'What Happened to America?' is about the last forty years and a little about the 1897-1929 eras. This book unravels what led up to the recession of the thirties, how long it took to get people going again, and the systems that were designed so people would have safety nets. (more...)

NY Philharmonic Kicks Off Dec 2013 Worldwide Radio Broadcasts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2013

The December broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week - the weekly radio series of concerts and recordings by the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Alec Baldwin - begin with Bernard Labadie returning to the Philharmonic to conduct Mozart's Requiem; J.S. Bach's Cantata No. 51, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!; and Handel's 'Let the Bright Seraphim' from Samson. The program's soloists will include soprano Miah Persson, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, tenor Fre?de?ric Antoun, bass Andrew Foster-Williams, and Associate Principal Trumpet Matthew Muckey, joined by the New York Choral Artists directed by Joseph Flummerfelt. The following week Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Premiere of The Marie- Jose?e Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Oboe Concerto featuring Principal Oboe Liang Wang, and Richard Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra and Don Juan, both featuring Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow in the concertmaster solos. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BORN YESTERDAY Refreshes the Seasonal Stage
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Dec 1, 2013

The comedy about a corrupt businessman from the other side of the tracks who heads to Washington, D.C., to buy influence with a senator is lead by standout Alexis Bronkovic as ditzy moll, Billie Dawn, in the Guthrie's antithesis to holiday hangover. (more...)

Universe Trends Releases DM-500 Index
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2013

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2013 -  Belardi/Ostroy, a leading full-service direct-marketing and creative agency, announced its purchase of the marketing, data and website assets of Universe Trends, LLC, a data research firm whose Direct Marketing 500 Index (DM-500), a quarterly benchmark comprised of 500 leading cataloguers, publishers and non-profit organizations, publishes contextual market trends and consumer purchasing statistics. The company has re-launched the UniverseTrends website at www.universetrends.com. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 4/07/2013
by BWW - Apr 7, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/07/2013 for St. Petersburg (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 4/28/2013
by BWW - Apr 28, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/28/2013 for St. Petersburg (more...)

CARMEN'S PLACE (A FANTASY) Opens at Castillo Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

What happens when the squares of Seville meet the streets of New York? Find out tonight, April 26 when Carmen's Place (A Fantasy) opens at the Castillo Theatre on 42nd Street, running until June 16. Featuring some of opera's best-loved music as well as six original musical numbers, Carmen's Place (A Fantasy) is helmed by the 2012 AUDELCO Award winner for directing, Gabrielle L. Kurlander, whose production of Sally and Tom (The American Way) was a popular and critical success at Castillo last season. (more...)

Kathleen Turner to Appear with New York Choral Society at Carnegie Hall, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2013

The New York Choral Society (NYCS) announced today that award-winning stage and screen star Kathleen Turner will introduce Ralph Vaughan Williams's A Sea Symphony at Carnegie Hall on April 25 with a reading of the moving and evocative text written by the American poet Walt Whitman. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 4/21/2013
by BWW - Apr 21, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/21/2013 for St. Petersburg (more...)

Castillo Theatre Opens CARMEN'S PLACE, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

What happens when the squares of Seville meet the streets of New York? Find out on April 26 when Carmen's Place (A Fantasy) opens at the Castillo Theatre on 42nd Street, running until June 16. Featuring some of opera's best-loved music as well as six original musical numbers, Carmen's Place (A Fantasy) is helmed by the 2012 AUDELCO Award winner for directing, Gabrielle L. Kurlander, whose production of Sally and Tom (The American Way) was a popular and critical success at Castillo last season. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 4/14/2013
by BWW - Apr 14, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/14/2013 for St. Petersburg (more...)

Filming on HOUSE OF CARDS Season 2 to Begin this Month
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

Kevin Spacey will shortly return to the land of corruption - also known as Washington DC. HOUSE OF CARDS star Constance Zimmer let it be known today on Twitter that shooting on Season 2 of the runaway-hit streamer will begin later this month. Deadline caught the tweet, and was the first to report. (more...)

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