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L. Ron Hubbard's BATTLEFIELD EARTH To Be Featured Title At Comic-Con 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 by L. Ron Hubbard-this summer's #1 science Fiction book and audiobook in the US-will be a feature title at this year's Comic-Con International, it was announced by Terl, the alien security chief and central villain, who will be attending SDCC. This statement was confirmed by Galaxy Press President, John Goodwin. (more...)

Donald F. Megnin Shares STORY OF TWO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Donald F. Megnin chronicles the intriguing story of two boys born more than 2,100 years apart, the uniqueness of their beginnings and the influence of each boy in their historical period in his book 'Story of Two Boys: One from 2001 Years Ago and the Other from 1849' (published by Trafford Publishing). Originally released in July 2015, this non-Fiction publication attempts to provide reality for the birth of Jesus and of Gottlieb, boys who were the products of rape of their mothers which has not been acknowledged by the writers of the Bible or by the family of the second boy. (more...)

Deborah E. Terry-Butler Releases CHOICES TO HAVE OR TO HOLD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Deborah E. Terry-Butler, an author who is devoted to her family and to the rights of all women, has completed her new book 'Choices To Have or To Hold': a passionate plea for the removal of negative stigma from the pro-choice movement. (more...)

FSLC Announces Ava DuVernay's The 13th as Opening Night of NYFF54
by Movies News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Ava DuVernay's documentary The 13th as the Opening Night selection of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 - October 16), making its world premiere at Alice Tully Hall. (more...)

Sigourney Weaver to Receive 2016 Donostia Award at San Sebastian Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Weaver will receive a Donostia Award at the gala screening of the film on September 21st in the Kursaal Auditorium. The Festival's most important honorary award acknowledges the career of the North American actress whose name has presided over some of the biggest productions in the last few decades (more...)

Alvin Bolton Releases A BOXER'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Alvin Bolton, a devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'A Boxer's Dream': a passionately crafted work that illuminates the struggles and happiness of life, love, success and destiny. (more...)

Hollywood Reporter Premieres Groundbreaking New Animated Series STAN LEE'S COSMIC CRUS
by TV - On the Road - Jul 19, 2016

The Hollywood Reporter, the entertainment industry's flagship media brand, today announced the Tuesday July 19th premiere on of the new action-adventure, comedy series, Stan Lee's Cosmic Crusaders, from Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment and Genius Brands International (more...)

World Premieres by Rajiv Joseph & David Henry Hwang, Phylicia Rashad in HEAD OF PASSES Highlight CTG's 50th Season at Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Center Theatre Group celebrates 50 years in the iconic Mark Taper Forum with the 2017-2018 season announced today by Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. The new season features five plays that represent the past, present and future of the theatre, plus a special immersive event on the streets of Los Angeles. (more...)

Illinois Radio Personality, Bobbie Jean Ashley, Releases CHARLI'S FALL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

NEWTON, Ill., July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ WIKK-FM (103.5, The Eagle) personality Bobbie Jean Ashley is no stranger to writing Fiction having previously penned the Sabine and the Spirit Box series, but she has really outdone herself with her latest five-star effort Charli's Fall. (more...)

Spreckels Theatre Company to Present BIG FISH this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The critically acclaimed, award-winning Spreckels Theatre Company presents the North Bay premiere of the Broadway musical 'Big Fish,' based on the celebrated best selling novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film, directed by Tim Burton. Performances are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Aug. 12 to Aug. 28, 2016. (more...)

TABLE WORK at PIT Loft August 3rd
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Table Work is a staged reading series brought to you by New York comedians Alex Estrada and Ronan Babbitt. Each month, they gather a team of comedians and actors to give their best read of an unsellable screenplay, baffling dramatic work, or hardcore fan Fiction. Trust us: you won't see anything like it. (more...)

Investigation Discovery to Premiere Season 3 of Hit Series CRY WOLFE, 7/26
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

You have questions; he finds answers. Investigation Discovery's (ID) leading Private Investigator Brian Wolfe is back for an all-new season of the network's hit series CRY WOLFE, premiering Tuesday, July 26 at 10/9c. (more...)

Kyra Sedgwick to Direct Husband Kevin Bacon in STORY OF A GIRL for Lifetime
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actress Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) will have her directorial debut with Lifetime's STORY OF A GIRL, based on the novel of the same name by Sara Zarr. (more...)

Review Roundup: GREY GARDENS, Starring Betty Buckley and Rachel York, in L.A.
by Review Roundups - Jul 18, 2016

'Grey Gardens' The Musical opened at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre on July 13, 2016. Directed by Michael Wilson, performances of the bittersweet story continue through August 14. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Review: Lush, Untranslated, and Disorienting: THE WEDDING GIFT at CATF
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 18, 2016

We watch as Doug takes stock of his situation, recognizes the failure of vision on the part of his captors, their inability to see him as a fellow-human, and recognizes what this means in terms of his power and his lack of power. It is a humbling lesson, but one he needs to learn to survive. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The Onyx Theatre is excited to present the first show in their Best of Hollywood series, "Mr. Mark Twain Answers All Your Questions!" Performances are Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30 at 8 p.m. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, July 31. Tickets are $20 for General Admission, and $15 for Students, Seniors, Military and Nerds. Tickets may be purchased at or at the box office an hour before performances. The Onyx is located at 953 E. Sahara Ave., #16B. (more...)

New YA Time Travel Sci-Fi Novel is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

1989; Columbine High School, Colorado, 1999; Maiduguri, Nigeria, 2013; The Orlando Pulse Nightclub, 2016; The Black Lives Matter Shooting in Dallas Texas, 2016... If you had the ability to travel back in time and stop a mass shooting from happening, would you? Which one would you choose? Who would you save? How would you decide? In I Was, Am, Will Be Alice, 9 year old Alice Carroll realizes she can time travel after she narrowly escapes death in a mass shooting at her school, a situation she is determined to control in order to go back to the day of the shooting, save the lives of her teacher and classmates, and discover the identity of the woman who sacrificed herself so Alice could live. EMSA Publishing is proud to announce the July 12, 2016 release of I Was, Am, Will Be Alice, a contemporary young adult science Fiction novel about time travel. Straight from the headlines in the wake of similar shootings, I Was, Am, Will Be Alice is about an unfortunately all-too-common event in the modern era, and the one person in the world who might be able to make a difference. (more...)

Frederick Fichman Announces 7-Day Sale for New Fantasy Novel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Just announced: Author Frederick Fichman is instituting a flash 7-day Summer Sale and Price Reduction for his latest Fiction-fantasy novel, 'Noah's Adventure.' 'Noah's Adventure' is targeted for a broad spectrum audience from Young Adult to the Adult trade market. This quick-read book will be priced at $.99, normally $2.99 on Amazon Kindle for a 67% savings. 'Noah's Adventure' was released at the beginning of this year. It is a story about a 12 year old boy, Noah, who goes to the zoo with his mother and father and is swept away alone on a seven continent fantasy adventure. He sees dozens of animals and learns about them in their true habitat. His guide and personal docent, Manny Meercat, teaches Noah about the animals' lives. Manny Meercat also teaches Noah about the possibilities in life and how to grieve for his brother's recent death. Noah's journey is a memorial to his brother Jeremy who shared his love of exploration and adventure. Author Fichman is the author of over 100 Fiction and non-Fiction books available on Amazon Kindle and the Amazon print division subsidiary CreateSpace. The ebook digital version of this book can be downloaded to any digital device with Amazon's free Kindle app. 'Noah's Adventure' can be accessed at: or at Mr. Fichman's main website at (more...)

Brett Burlison Pens First Novel, RIVERSIDE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Texas native Brett Burlison, an attorney and author, recently released 'Riverside,' his debut novel set in early 1990s Austin whose protagonist is a dyslexic University of Texas dropout with dreams of getting ahead. 'Our hero, Bobby Patrick, is dyslexic, failed to get through college due to words on a page running 'every which direction, as if something big was chasing them,' said Burlison, who suffered from dyslexia as a child. 'Bobby's a landscaper, his girlfriend Katie, a waitress, and they weather various personal dramas in their small but sinister Austin social circle, and the city itself is very much a character in this book.' (more...)

WordFire Press and Aradio Brothers Studios Announce Colt: The Outlander Book Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

WordFire Press has announced a joint venture with Aradio Brothers Studios to develop their successful Colt the Outlander series for readers who enjoy adventure and excitement in their science Fiction. Colt the Outlander was created by the Aradio Brothers Dominic, RC, and Dante Pacella for the pages of Heavy Metal Magazine, the world's premiere illustrated sci-fi fantasy magazine. (more...)

Hottest Articles on for 7/10/2016 - 7/17/2016
by BWW - Jul 17, 2016

Hottest Articles on from 7/10/2016 - 7/17/2016. (more...)

BWW Review: The Hollywood Fringe Festival in SB
by Maggie Yates - Jul 16, 2016

Devised, written, directed, and performed by Jeff Mills, Erica Flor, and Madelyn Robinson: Proboscis Theatre's recent efforts, 'Bloody Beautiful' and 'Strap-On,' are intimate and provocative works that delve into personality manifestation. (more...)

Elements Theatre to Crown Summer 2016 with Shakespeare's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Crowning its year-long tribute to Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, Elements Theatre Company presents King Lear under the direction of Danielle Dwyer, CJ. In the striking outdoor setting of the Atrium of the Church of the Transfiguration, the members of Elements Theatre Company bring all of their passionate dedication and expertise to the Bard's riveting portrayal of a kingdom and families torn apart. Press night is Opening night, August 12, 7:00pm guest lecture Dr. Kathryn Moncrief, followed by outdoor performance 8:00pm. (more...)

Simon & Schuster and Hazelden Publishing Announce Distribution Agreement
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

NEW YORK, NY - Simon & Schuster, Inc. has entered a sales and distribution agreement with Hazelden Publishing, a division of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and the leading publisher of addiction recovery and self-help resources. Under the agreement, which is effective January 1, 2017, Simon & Schuster will handle trade sales and distribution of Hazelden's print and digital books in North America. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Alley Tackles Its 23rd Agatha Christie Play with SPIDER'S WEB
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Take a look at the devilishly devious stars of the Alley Theatre production of Agatha Christie's SPIDER'S WEB! (more...)

SHIP OF FOOLS, DARK CIRCUS, PROTOTYPE and More Set for HERE's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

HERE has announced its 2016-2017 producing season, featuring three HERE Resident Artist world premieres, two international presentations from HERE's renowned Dream Music Puppetry Program, the fifth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, where HERE serves up a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). (more...)

Sony Music to Produce Cast Album for DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The producers of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical and Sony Music Entertainment Australia announced today that Sony Music will produce a cast album for the World Premiere musical, which will be released in August. The single 'Dream Lover' will be available on iTunes today, Friday 15 July. (more...)

NEVER SURRENDER Wins Marie M. Irvine Literary Excellence Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Marie M. Irvine Literary Excellence Award welcomes its newest winner for 2016, Never Surrender - a historical Fiction by author, Deanna Jewel. Historians and romance novel fans will find a new addition to the list of prestigious writing awards with Deanna Jewel's newest novel, Never Surrender. Highlighted among her other written works, Never Surrender is Jewel's first award-winning novel. Spotlighting the historical romance genre, this award-winning novel can be found on the shelves of better retail bookstores and online stores. Available editions include hardbound, paperback, and ePub versions. 'I wish for all readers to find that once-in-a-lifetime soul mate. That's why I write,' Jewel stated. The first book in the Surrender series, Never Surrender, has experienced sales catapulting with the announcement of the novel's award. A heart-warming tale of time-travel and romance captivates readers as the story of a Native American warrior and his soul mate, Kate, electrifies readers with each page. 'We anticipate an exciting year ahead as Deanna Jewel continues to write the series, with her next book anticipated sometime in the fall of this year. We are incredibly proud that her book has received the Marie M. Irvine Literary Excellence Award for 2016,' Marti Melville, CEO of Doce Blant Publishing announced. Deanna Jewel is available for interviews. (more...)

Rooftop Films Announces Two Free Nights of Retrospective Short Films In Celebration of Their 20th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Over the past 20 years Rooftop Films has hosted over 600 events, screened over 2600 films, and entertained hundreds of thousands of audience members. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Award-winning author S. D. Moore returns to the publishing world with the release of 'Wicked Prayers' (published by AuthorHouse). Suffused with supernatural menace and mystery, this new novel tells a tale of a small city in Washington thrust at the center of an epic battle between the forces of good and evil. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE ANNOTATED HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN MUSKRAT at Ice Factory Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

THE ANNOTATED HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN MUSKRAT, an experimental American epic, will receive its New York premiere in the 2016 Ice Factory Festival at New Ohio Theatre. Written by award-winning playwright John Kuntz, the premiere production by the Circuit Theatre Company in Boston was deemed 'an opportunity to see a theater company pushing dramatic boundaries in exciting new ways' by The Boston Globe. Performances began last night, July 13. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Scholastic, American Girl Announce Global Publishing Deal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

NEW YORK, NY AND MIDDLETON, WI — July 8, 2016 — Scholastic, the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, and American Girl®, a premium brand for and about girls, today announced that it will launch an extensive publishing program based on the iconic American Girl brand beloved by millions of girls around the world. The multi-year licensed agreement includes rights to publish books in print and digital formats starting in January 2017, and marks the first time American Girl has licensed the rights to publish books based on its characters. Under the agreement, Scholastic will publish and distribute books simultaneously in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. (more...)

Rooftop Films to Host Two Free Nights of Retrospective Short Films in Celebration of 20th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

 Over the past 20 years Rooftop Films has hosted over 600 events, screened over 2600 films, and entertained hundreds of thousands of audience members. In celebration of reaching this milestone the organization will present two, free, short-film programs that highlight some of the best and most memorable short films to screen at Rooftop in the past two decades. (more...)

GROUNDWORK Science Fiction Book is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

NEW YORK, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Author Brian Anderson announces a new science Fiction saga, 'A Series of Evolutions,' bringing new audiences and inventive themes into the science Fiction genre. Anderson boldly questions humanity's origins and ponders a possible future in which earthlings inhabit a multitude of planets. Book 1, 'Groundwork'-out now and available on Kindle and in paperback on Amazon (, has been well received by long-time sci-fi fans and newbies to the genre alike. (more...)

Jai Rodriguez to Lead BUYER & CELLAR at Falcon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The Falcon Theatre has announced the casting for the second production of its 2016-2017 Season.  Emmy Award-winning television host and Broadway singer/performer, Jai Rodriguez has been cast to play Alex More in Buyer & Cellar written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Dimitri Toscas.  Rodriguez starred opposite Reba McEntire and Lily Tomlin in ABC's comedy Malibu, portrayed 'Angel' in the Broadway musical Rent, and is best known for his role in Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

THE ANNOTATED HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN MUSKRAT, an experimental American epic, will receive its New York premiere in the 2016 Ice Factory Festival at New Ohio Theatre. (more...)

Discovery Family to Present MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC Marathon, 7/23
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

In celebration of International Friendship Day and the return of new episodes of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC on Saturday, July 30, Discovery Family Channel is sharing the magic of friendship all week long during 'BFF Week with My Little Pony' (more...)

Christopher Maring Will Receive 5th Annual T. Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

T. Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, announces the next T. Fellow is Christopher Maring, the fifth fellow in the one?year program designed to educate and empower new creative producers. The fellow will receive a stipend of $10,000 with a $20,000 budget for the development of a new theatrical production. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Charles B. Coker, a father, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'The San Ramon Street Witch': a gripping and potent work of fear, belief, spirits and death. (more...)

Digital Edition Books by Uta Christensen are Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Praise for Uta Christensen's books is overwhelming. Her three latest novels are 'Caught: Surviving the Turbulent River of Life,' 'Tough as Fine Silk: Escape from Beijing,' and 'Bed of Roses, Bed of Thorns.' Her works of historical Fiction are formed by her own family's background, love of travel, and a desire to explore the human spirit when human will is tested the most. (more...)

BATTLEFIELD EARTH by L. Ron Hubbard Wins #1 Paperback, #1 Science Fiction and #1 Audiobook
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 was published as L. Ron Hubbard's celebration of 50 years as a professional writer. In their review of the book's initial publication, Publishers Weekly noted that in the field of science Fiction, L. Ron Hubbard had 'gained a reputation as a superlative storyteller with total mastery of plot and pacing' and announced that his new novel 'has everything: suspense, pathos, politics, war, humor, diplomacy and intergalactic finance.... SF's new, larger audience is about to discover an old master.' The novel was incredibly well received, hitting bestseller lists for over 50 weeks and being voted #3 of the top 150 Fiction books of the 20th century by the Modern Library Readers Poll. (more...)

Christopher Maring to Write New Musical as Columbia University's 2016 T. Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

T. Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, announces the next T. Fellow is Christopher Maring, the fifth fellow in the one-year program designed to educate and empower new creative producers. (more...)

John Doble's TO PROTECT THE POETS Set for FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

TO PROTECT THE POETS is a full-length drama about a poet and her principles colliding with a policeman's sense of justice. (more...)

McDaniel College Sets Fall 2016 Season of Art, Music, Theatre and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

McDaniel College offers a variety of art, music, theatre, literary, film and other events during the fall of 2016. (more...)

Sierra Stages' LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Begins Performances This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

?Sierra Stages will present the devilishly delightful hit musical "Little Shop of Horrors" beginning this week (July 14) and playing for four weekends only through August 6 at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. This is the eighth annual summer production by the Nevada County nonprofessional theatre, and promises to be as much fun as last summer's nearly sold-out production of "The Producers". (more...)

Photo Flash: THE STRIPPER Opens at St James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Hannah Grover, Gloria Onitiri, Marc Pickering, Michael Steedon and Sebastien Torkia star in THE STRIPPER, which opened last night at the St. James Studio and plays until 13 August. Based on the pulp Fiction story by Carter Brown, with music and lyrics by The Rocky Horror Show creators Richard Hartley and Richard O'Brien, The Stripper is directed by Benji Sperring with set and costume design byTim Shortall, choreography by Lucie Pankhurst, musical direction and arrangement by Alex Beetschen and lighting design by Nick Farman.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Composer Richard Hartley Discusses THE STRIPPER
by Marianka Swain - Jul 11, 2016

Prolific composer Richard Hartley has written for stage and screen, including film scores for The Romantic Englishwoman, The Lady Vanishes, Nicolas Roeg's Bad Timing, Bertolucci's Stealing Beauty, and an Emmy-winning score for Channel 4's Alice in Wonderland. He's also worked extensively in theatre, but is perhaps best known for his partnership with Richard O'Brien, which began in 1973 with the iconic Rocky Horror Show - Richard Hartley arranged the score and performed in the original band, and went on to arrange music for the film adaptation. (more...)

Abrons Arts Center Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

On February 12, 1915, the Abrons Arts Center's Henry Street Settlement Playhouse opened its doors on the Lower East Side. Since that day, it has remained a vital cultural resource, providing audiences with artistically bold work while offering artists opportunities to dynamically grow. Since becoming Artistic Director in 2006, Jay Wegman has done much more than maintain "one of the last standing locations for avant-garde performance downtown" (The New York Times, 2009). He has created an arts venue that is unique to the city's cultural landscape, presenting an international mix of cutting-edge performing and visual artists, both established and emerging, from across the country and around the world, as well as from New York City. In a 2015 New York Times profile, Wegman says Abrons is "a place for people to succeed or fail or land somewhere in between." (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Sets Community Engagement Events for THE INVISIBLE HAND
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Westport Country Playhouse will present a community engagement initiative, "Money, Power, and Belief:  Reflections on 'The Invisible Hand'," July 17 through August 8. The series of events, free-of-charge and open to the public, will run concurrently with the Playhouse's production of the topical thriller, "The Invisible Hand," written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar, and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director. (more...)

Elizabeth Berg to Launch Raue Center's 2016-17 'Artful Women' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Raue Center For The Arts is excited to announce the 2016/2017 Season of Artful Women. (more...)

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