Best Friend

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New York, NY 10036
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NewFilmmakers NY to Screen LA VIE NOUS APPARTIENT and More, 8/19
by Movies News Desk - Aug 9, 2014

NewFilmmakers is a unique Screening Series that gives new filmmakers the opportunity to screen their films in New York, Los Angeles, and Online. On Tuesday, August 19th, NewFilmmakers NY presents two Short Film Programs and the new feature LA VIE NOUS APPARTIENT. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GHOST THE MUSICAL Haunts the O.C.
by Michael L. Quintos - Aug 9, 2014

On the surface, GHOST, the ultra-romantic 1990 Oscar-nominated box office hit, seems every bit the perfect motion picture to be repurposed into a flashy stage musical. Unfortunately, the musical that eventually emerged (now playing at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts through August 10) is a chaotic, schizophrenic melange of random adult contemporary pop rock songs intermixed with an amped-up mystical mystery where the swoon-worthy aspects of the original gets diluted in favor of dazzling effects and abstract dance numbers. Why water down the romance? (more...)

BWW Reviews: ECHOES OF OCTAVIA - A Magnificent Show to End the Season
by Steve Wilson - Aug 9, 2014

The world premiere of Echoes of Octavia opened Friday August 8 at the Just Off Broadway Theatre in Kansas City, Mo. Harvey Williams directs the Meltingpot KC production that runs through August 24. The premiere concludes the 2013-2014 season for Meltingpot KC that highlighted plays by local female writers. (more...)

Johnny Bregar and the Country Dawgs Coming to BPA, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Don't miss an afternoon of GREAT music for kids and families one day only on September 21 at BPA! Johnny Bregar is a seasoned family music performer. He is known for his engaging live concerts that delight kids and parents alike. His original songs and arrangements of familiar children's songs have a rootsy, jazzy, bluesy, poppy sound. He has recorded three CDs in his Ballard studio, and one in his Bainbridge Island studio and appears on four Putumayo compilations. Says Warren Truitt, Senior Children's Librarian at The New York Public Library's Early Childhood Resource and Information Center, 'Bregar's been doin' his homework...originals like 'Blue Dog,' 'Blackberry Pie,' and 'Owl' are wonderfully authentic, to the point where you would think they're Americana relics. Bregar has a knack, as well, for super catchy country pop: listen to the shimmery 'Airplane' and the awesome choruses of 'Best Friend' and 'Summertime.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Broadway In The Park Presents a Spectacular SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at its 5th Annual Summer Festival
by Shari Barrett - Aug 8, 2014

Celebrating its 5th year anniversary, Broadway In The Park and Gensler are presenting SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at this year's summer theatre festival, August 7, 8, 9, and 10 at El Segundo Recreation Park Softball Field. Director and Executive Producer Jeff Cason remarks, "This year's show will be our most ambitious yet. We're entertaining our guests with big tap dance numbers, movies interspersed with the live action, and real rain onstage for the title number. It will truly be the MGM classic film brought to life for kids and adults!" (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: WEST SIDE STORY - Broadway, Movie, Remake?
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 8, 2014

Today, in honor of Steven Spielberg's admission this week that he is contemplating a big screen remake of it, we salute one of the most high profile musicals ever written, WEST SIDE STORY. (more...)

Patrice Lovely, Cheryl Riley & More to Lead Tyler Perry's HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE A WOMAN SCORNED at Beacon Theatre, 10/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

MSG Entertainment announced today that Tyler Perry's new play "Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned" will feature an exciting array of cast members when the show takes the Beacon Theatre stage for six performances Thursday, October 9, 2014 through Sunday, October 12, 2014. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Bill Engvall Coming to MPAC, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Blue Collar Comedy Tour veteran Bill Engvall relates hilarious tales about everyday situations that have made him one of the most popular comedians in the country at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 8 pm. Tickets are $59-99. (more...)

Sony Shifts James Franco & Seth Rogen Comedy THE INTERVIEW to Christmas Day
by Movies News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Sony has officially pushed THE INTERVIEW, the upcoming controversial comedy starring James Franco and Seth Rogen to Christmas Day rom its original October 10 release, it was announced this afternoon. (more...)

ONVOLO App Brings Back Trust to Online Interaction
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ONVOLO, a social discovery service that connects people nearby safely and instantaneously based on common needs and interests, is now available for download on the App Store and in Google Play. Derived from the Latin verb 'Volo,' meaning 'I want,' ONVOLO offers an interactive social platform with endless opportunities for people to interact and find exactly what they are looking for: items for sale, services, housing, activity partners or even a new Best Friend. (more...)

BWW Interviews: WHAT IF Director Michael Dowse Discusses Working with Stage Vets Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 7, 2014

I recently spoke to the director of 'What If,' Michael Dowse, about the film's intelligent, cliche-defying approach to the familiar Rom-Com genre, and directing actors with extensive stage experience like Radcliffe, Kazan, and Driver. I also spoke to screenwriter Elan Mastai, and that conversation will be available on BroadwayWorld tomorrow, as will my review of the film, so check back with us on Friday for all the 'What If' you can handle. (more...)

Dane Cook to Make Directorial Debut in Showtime's 'TROUBLEMAKER', 10/17
by TV News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Dane Cook returns to the stage with his directorial debut in DANE COOK TROUBLEMAKER, premiering Friday, October 17th at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on SHOWTIME. (more...)

STARZ Original Series POWER Finishes Strong in Ratings
by TV News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

STARZ Original Series and summer breakout hit “Power,” finished strong in its season finale and has averaged about 4 million viewers per week to-date, (more...)

Food Network to Premiere Season 2 of REWRAPPED Hosted by Joey Fatone, 9/8
by TV News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

From Sno Balls to Ho Hos, and Thin Mints to potato chips, the second season of Rewrapped, premieres Monday, September 8th at 8:00pm ET/PT on Food Network (more...)

'Melody Madson – May It Please the Court?' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Can a 16 year old genius attorney learn to survive in the adult world of law and litigation? That's the question answered in Jodie Toohey's new novel, 'Melody Madson - May It Please the Court?' Toohey will be celebrating publication of the book with a launch party open to the public on Saturday, August 16, 2014, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Midwest Writing Center, located on the 3rd floor of the Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd Street, in downtown Davenport, Iowa. Toohey will be reading an excerpt, answering questions, giving away door prizes, and sharing free refreshments. This is Toohey's fourth published book. She also has two poetry collections, Crush and Other Love Poems for Girls (2008) and Other Side of Crazy (918studio, 2013). Her other novel, Missing Emily: Croatian Life Letters was released in 2012. She was also a contributor to the MWC Creative Writing Primer (2012, MWC Press). Melody Madson - May It Please the Court? is available for sale on and other online retailers. It will also be available after the launch at both Quad Cities The Book Rack locations, Exotic Imports at Southpark Mall in Moline, Illinois, and can be requested at other local book sellers. She's also giving away two free copies through 'I was inspired to write this novel while working as a Paralegal,' Toohey states, adding 'In many ways, even though I was in my 20s, I felt like I was 16 when I started that work.' In the novel, Melody finally gets her big break when senior partner at Lazlo, Marshdon and Brown assigns her first real case. Melody's relationship with her Best Friend, Jewel, becomes strained as her friendship with another associate, Maggie, advances and she develops romantic feelings for her boss' son, Eric. Her feelings for Eric deepen, her relationship with Jewel sours, the key medical record in her case is lost, and Melody feels her life is crumbling. After working the entire weekend before trial, Melody finds the record, but before she can celebrate, she's discovered. Jewel attempts to free Melody but she is caught and the friends are tied to an office chair, driven out to the middle of nowhere, and left alone, not knowing if they be able to save the case - or themselves. When she is not writing poetry or novels, Jodie Toohey operates Wordsy Woman Word Sales and Service, a professional writing and editing business that helps people say what they want to say. She lives with her husband, daughter, son, cat, and dog in Davenport, Iowa. To learn more about Toohey and her books, visit (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Theater People Podcast Host Patrick Hinds Discusses Booking Dream-Guest Karen Olivo
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 6, 2014

At the beginning of this year, a new theatre-centric podcast debuted, and has been supplying extremely insightful and heartfelt stories ever since. One of the show's charms is the amount of love and appreciation that host Patrick Hinds shows each guest. For their most recent episode, Hinds interviewed Tony-winner Karen Olivo, and what resulted was a moving hour of conversation. Olivo has been one of Broadway's most talented stars for over a decade, but in 2013, she decide to 'retire' and leave New York City. (more...)

William A. Francis Releases LUCKY JACK!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

COPLEY, Ohio (more...)

Conor McPherson's THE NIGHT ALIVE Premiere to Launch Steppenwolf's 2014-15 Season, Sept 18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company launches its 2014/15 Subscription Season with the Chicago premiere production of The Night Alive by celebrated playwright Conor McPherson. Henry Wishcamper directs a cast featuring ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper with Helen Sadler, Dan Waller and M. Emmet Walsh. The world premiere of The Night Alive was produced at London's Donmar Warehouse in 2013. The Night Alive begins previews September 18, 2014 (opening night is September 28; press performances are September 27 at 3pm and September 30 at 7:30pm) and runs through November 16, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

New Book Offers POETIC THOUGHTS for Happiness
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

New Brunswick, NJ (more...)

Disney Channel Greenlights Second Season of GIRL MEETS WORLD
by TV News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Disney Channel has ordered a second season of the comedy series 'Girl Meets World.' (more...)

GO, DOG. GO!, PINKALICIOUS and More Set for SecondStory Rep's 2014 Theater for Young Audiences Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

SecondStory Repertory has announced its Theatre For Young Audiences Season 16. These one hour, family friendly, plays and musicals are perfect for school aged children. Scroll down for details! (more...)

DORA'S PIRATE ADVENTURE to Launch Live Australian Tour in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Nick Jr. and Life Like Touring have announced that due to popular demand, new shows have been added to the 2014 tour schedule of Dora's Pirate Adventure. Dora the Explorer and her friends will visit Brisbane and the Gold Coast, along with Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Perth in September this year. (more...)

ABC Family Announces 'Funday' Monthly Programming Experience
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Weekends just aren't weekends anymore as ABC Family introduces “Funday,” a monthly programming experience that allows viewers to embrace their inner child. (more...)

Cast of MTV's SCREAM Series Announced; Jamie Travis to Direct Pilot
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

MTV and Dimension TV announced today that Jamie Travis (“For A Good Time Call” and “Faking It”) will direct the highly anticipated “Scream” pilot (more...)

RUN ALL NIGHT with Liam Neeson Gets 2015 Release Date
by Movies News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Run All Night,' starring Oscar nominees Liam Neeson and Ed Harris, as well as Joel Kinnaman, under the direction of Jaume Collet-Serra, has received a release date of April 17, 2015, according to Deadline. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Radcliffe, Kazan Avoid Rom-Com Cliches in WHAT IF, Open Today
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 15, 2014

Despite the fact that it is led by two adorably dorky characters, it features Sorkin-level intelligent banter, and it consciously avoids all of the genre's cliches, 'What If;' the new movie starring Broadway regulars Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan; is a tried-and-true Romantic-Comedy at heart. Opening in select cities today, before expanding nationwide next week, 'What If' hits many of the familiar Rom-Com beats, without ever feeling like we've been there before. (more...)

Alanna Ubach & More Join Cast of Bravo's GIRLFRIENDS' GUIDE TO DIVORCE
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Bravo Media and Universal Cable Productions (UCP) announce additional casting for “Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce,” premiering Tuesday, December 2 at 10p.m. ET/PT on Bravo. (more...)

Cristin Milioti's New NBC Comedy A TO Z Premiering on iHeartRadio Today!
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Cristin Milioti's new NBC romantic comedy A TO Z will release its debut episode on the Clear Channel digital platform and app ( (more...)

Cartoon Network to Celebrate UNCLE GRANDPA DAY, 8/21
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Mother's Day, Father's Day, Grandparents Day – and now Cartoon Network is launching a brand-new tradition with UNCLE GRANDPA DAY! (more...)

BWW Catch-up: Something Wicked This Way Comes on OITNB's Season 2 Eps 3 & 4
by Colleen Maus - Aug 13, 2014

“Hugs Can Be Deceiving” is quite a whirlwind of an episode and much is learned. With Piper finally admitted back into Litchfield, she is reacquainted into the prison with a new inmate, a free spirit named Soso. (more...)

The Hub to Air HAPPY DAYS 'Orkan' Episode in Tribute to Robin Williams
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The Hub Network is paying tribute to the legendary actor Robin Williams with a special airing of the 'Happy Days' episode 'My Favorite Orkan,' which will air two times (more...)

Colony House & Knox Hamilton to Perform at Vera Project, 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Colony House & Knox Hamilton with Special Guests: Adventure Galley will perform on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 8:00PM at Vera Project. (more...)

DANCING WITH THE STARS Pro Dancers Announced; Celebrity Cast to Be Revealed 9/4
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The competition is already beginning for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy. "Dancing with the Stars'" exciting new cast of pro dancers was revealed this morning (more...)

by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

According to Deadline, Bravo's first original scripted series 'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce' has welcomed Alanna Ubach. (more...)

Dare to Defy Productions to Stage RENT, 9/5-6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Dare to Defy Productions is thrilled to present the full stage version of Jonathan Larson's hit musical, RENT. The production hits the stage at 8 pm September 5 and at 2 pm and 8 pm on September 6, 2014 at the beautiful Victoria Theatre 126 N Main St Dayton, OH 45402.Tickets range from $50 to $25. Tickets can be purchased online at (more...)

OWN Announces New and Returning Series for September
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the network's fall premiere schedule, which includes two new original series plus all-new episodes of returning favorites beginning this September. (more...)

H&M Partners With Kate Mara And Celebrity Stylist Johnny Wujek To Curate And Design Store Windows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ H&M is excited to announce their collaboration with actor Kate Mara and celebrity stylist Johnny Wujek to kick off New York Fashion Week. In celebration of the launch of the H&M Studio Fall 2014 collection, Kate and Johnny will personally curate H&M windows in nine New York stores as well as rolling out their fashion picks across the U.S. in select stores and online. Known for their incredible eye for fashion, both Mara and Wujek's vision for the window design will focus on their personal style and a love for New York City. The duo's chemistry shines through their work and will be unveiled with an exclusive event and panel discussion for fashion students on September 4th at H&M's new Fifth Avenue flagship store. (more...)

Profiles Theatre to Present REASONS TO BE HAPPY, 8/22-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Profiles Theatre opens its 26th Season with the Midwest Premiere of Reasons to Be Happy by Resident Artist Neil LaBute, directed by Artistic Director Darrell W. Cox. The production runs August 22 - October 12, 2014 at Profiles Theatre's The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway. The press opening is August 28, 2014 at 8pm. (more...)

L.A. Rock On Film Series Celebrates FRANK ZAPPA This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Three films directed by the legendary American composer FRANK ZAPPA will be celebrated this Sunday, August 17 at the Egyptian Theatre as part of the American Cinematheque's Turn Up The Radio: L.A. Rock On Film series, August 13-17. (more...)

Ben Affleck Thanks Robin Williams For Launching His Career With GOOD WILL HUNTING
by Movies News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Actor, writer, director and producer Ben Affleck took to Facebook earlier today to express his gratitude to Robin Williams for the part the star played in bringing GOOD WILL HUNTING to fruition, as well as his overall impact on Affleck's life and career. (more...)

Tom Hiddleston to Star in MGM & Paramount's BEN-HUR Remake?
by Movies News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Deadline writes that Tom Hiddleston is being considered to take on the title role in MGM and Paramount's remake of the classic film BEN-HUR. Timur Bekmambetov directs the project, based on Lew Wallace's 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ. (more...)

IT Company in Miami Enhances Network Security
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Most computers now come with a firewall built in, but despite this, the number of computers that are infected with viruses, worms and other types of malware grows by the day. One of the biggest reasons why firewalls are not doing their job, is because many of us have never taken the time to tweak our firewall to make it effective. (more...)

Location Sharing: Millennials No Longer the Only Ones Sharing their Whereabouts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Alohar Mobile, developer of PlaceUs, a free app that brings together trusted loved ones with context-awareness and location-based technology, today announced the results of its new Digital Milestones: Location Sharing survey in which 71% of smartphone users expressed their openness to mobile applications designed to share their whereabouts with loved ones. Key drivers include safety and convenience along with the trust that comes with certain relationship milestones. (more...)

Bravo's Lilly Ghalichi Teams Up with Avitan Jewelry Co.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Lilly Ghalichi, BRAVO breakout reality star and former cast member of Shahs of Sunset, has teamed up with New York based celebrity and wholesale jewelers Avi Levy and Ethan Arabov from Avitan Jewelry Co. to create co-branded fine jewelry to be sold worldwide. The L.G. by Avitan collection will be sold on, which is comprised of real white and colored diamonds married with 14 and 18k gold jewelry. The Lilly Ghalichi by Avitan line is competitively priced and ranges from $184.00 to $6,500.00 base MSRP. Lilly's philosophy is that all her fans should be able to feel fabulous and all women deserve to have a piece of real jewelry in their wardrobe because “Diamonds are a girls Best Friend; they make you feel special and sexy” –says Ghalichi. (more...)

Jule Styne Revue EVERYTHING'S COMING UP ROSES Set for Crazy Coqs Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Starring a stellar cast of West End stars and created exclusively for The Crazy Coqs, Everything's Coming Up Roses celebrates Jule Styne, the man behind some of the most iconic music of Broadway's Golden Age. Featuring hit songs from musicals such as Gypsy, Funny Girl, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes & Bells Are Ringing, as well as some rare undiscovered gems, this evening promises to delight and dazzle audiences with songs such as People, Don't Rain On My Parade, Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend and of course Everything's Coming Up Roses. (more...)

Scoop: GANG RELATED - *Season Finale* on FOX - Thursday, August 14, 2014
by TV Scoop - Aug 11, 2014

Get all the scoop on GANG RELATED - *Season Finale*, airing on FOX on Thursday, August 14, 2014! (more...)

BWW Interview: Jason Danieley Talks All About THE VISIT at Williamstown Theatre Festival!
by Adrienne Onofri - Aug 11, 2014

Will they or won't they...bring the Berkshires production to NY? Chita Rivera's costar brings us the scoop on the Kander and Ebb show. (more...)

Gourmet Cowboy Lenny McNab Crowned Next Food Network Star!
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The tenth season of long-running hit series Food Network Star concluded Sunday night with a viewer vote naming Lenny McNab of De Beque, Colorado the winner of the grand prize: his own show on Food Network. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LaBute's REASONS TO BE PRETTY Hits a High Note
by Don Grigware - Aug 11, 2014

Neil LaBute is known for writing abrasive plays, in which aggression often leads to violence. And the characters are not criminals but ordinary people who find themselves reacting differently when placed in extreme circumstances. It could happen to anyone. Take Bash for example. In his latest work reasons to be pretty currently onstage at the Geffen Playhouse through August 31, LaBute examines ordinary people once again, but in ordinary, day to day life, in ordinary relationships. Directed meticulously by Randall Arney and with an outstanding cast, reasons to be pretty, in spite of its slow, realistic pacing and drawn out but believable dialogue exchanges, offers some pretty sage advice on how to treat others. And that is pretty welcome advice, indeed. (more...)

Showtime Sets Two-Hour HOMELAND Season Premiere
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The highly anticipated season 4 of SHOWTIME's Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)-winning hit drama series HOMELAND will premiere the first two episodes airing back to back on October 5 beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Additionally, SHOWTIME has moved up the premiere of the highly anticipated new drama series THE AFFAIR, which will now debut on Sunday, October 12th at 10 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

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