Ship of Dreams! TITANIC Revival Will Play Toronto in Spring 2015; Opera Star Ben Heppner LeadsShip of Dreams! TITANIC Revival Will Play Toronto in Spring 2015; Opera Star Ben Heppner Leads
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

David Mirvish has announced that Ben Heppner, the greatest opera tenor of his generation, will be joining the cast of the new production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical TITANIC. TITANIC is part of the Mirvish 2014-15 Subscription Season. It will play May 20 to June 21, 2015 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. The production was originally slated to open in Toronto last summer, prior to a Broadway run, but was cancelled. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd Talks The Original Vampire Play - DRACULABWW Interviews: Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd Talks The Original Vampire Play - DRACULA
by Katricia Lang - Oct 10, 2014

In this interview, Alley Theatre Artistic Director, Gregory Boyd and I discuss the deep roots and broad influence of DRACULA, the genius and uniqueness of Edward Gorey, and, just for kicks, what it's like to work with David Hyde Pierce. (more...)

Sneak Peek - Robin Leach, Bo Derek & Eric Roberts Set for Tonight's OPRAH WHERE ARE THEY NOW?Sneak Peek - Robin Leach, Bo Derek & Eric Roberts Set for Tonight's OPRAH WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2014

In an all-new episode of the popular series, 'Oprah: Where Are They Now?,' Oprah Winfrey interviews legendary beauty Bo Derek; plus, updates with Oscar-nominated actor Eric Roberts, 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' host Robin Leach and the McCaughey Septuplets all grown up, airing tonight, November 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. (more...)

Sneak Peek - Robin Leach, Bo Derek & Eric Roberts Set for Next OPRAH WHERE ARE THEY NOW?Sneak Peek - Robin Leach, Bo Derek & Eric Roberts Set for Next OPRAH WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

In an all-new episode of the popular series, “Oprah: Where Are They Now?,” Oprah Winfrey interviews legendary beauty Bo Derek; plus, updates with Oscar-nominated actor Eric Roberts, “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” host Robin Leach and the McCaughey Septuplets all grown up (more...)

Discovery Life Channel to Premiere THE MISTRESS, 1/21Discovery Life Channel to Premiere THE MISTRESS, 1/21
by TV News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Hollywood and the media most commonly portray mistresses as heartless home wreckers but, more often than not, these women don't embody the sexed-up stereotype. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Classic, THE GREAT GATSBY, at EnsembleBWW Reviews: Classic, THE GREAT GATSBY, at Ensemble
by Roy Berko - Nov 17, 2014

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Sunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on BroadwaySunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 16, 2014

From Broadway debuts to stage veterans, this season is swarming with big screen stars. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you the backstory on this year's film-to-stage transplants. Scroll down to learn more, and be sure to let us who you're most excited to see on the Great White Way, plus which actors you'd like to make the leap! (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: LOVE LETTERS' Candice BergenIn the Spotlight Series: LOVE LETTERS' Candice Bergen
by Walter McBride - Nov 15, 2014

Love Letters began performances on Saturday, September 13, 2014 and officially opened Thursday, September 18, 2014 to critical acclaim, starring Brian Dennehy and Mia Farrow, and now stars Alan Alda and Candice Bergen in a strictly limited engagement through Thursday, December 18, at theBrooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of Bergen in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)

NBC to Reboot LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS With Nick CannonNBC to Reboot LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS With Nick Cannon
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

NBC's LIFESTYLES OF THE Rich and Famous, which originally aired in the '80s and '90s with host Robin Leach going behind-the-scenes with wealthy entertainers and business moguls, is heading back to television. (more...)

Certified Tax Coaches Launch Bestselling Book 'The Tax Detective: Uncovering the Mystery of Small Business Tax Planning'Certified Tax Coaches Launch Bestselling Book 'The Tax Detective: Uncovering the Mystery of Small Business Tax Planning'
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

SAN DIEGO, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ In 'The Tax Detective: Uncovering the Mystery of Small Business Tax Planning' America's top Certified Tax Coaches collaborate to share their financial knowledge and expertise. Most small business owners simply aren't aware of all the strategies you can use to protect your business and legally lower the amount of taxes you pay. (more...)

SINGLE IN MARBS is ReleasedSINGLE IN MARBS is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

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RAY DONOVAN Season Two Now Available on DVD, DigitallyRAY DONOVAN Season Two Now Available on DVD, Digitally
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The second season of the critically-acclaimed SHOWTIME hit drama series RAY DONOVAN is available now for purchase on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, VUDU, Sony's Video Unlimited and PlayStation store and Verizon FiOS. RAY DONOVAN: THE SECOND SEASON also arrives on Blu-ray and DVD today from Showtime Networks, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution. The series stars two-time Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Liev Schreiber as LA's best professional fixer, the man called in to make the city's celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls' most complicated and combustible situations go away.  RAY DONOVAN ranks as one of the network's highest-rated series, and earned two Golden Globe wins and multiple Emmy nominations in its first two seasons. Season three will premiere on Sunday, July 12th at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. (more...)

BWW TV : TITANIC Star Ben Heppner Discusses Musical Debut; A First Look At Production HighlightsBWW TV : TITANIC Star Ben Heppner Discusses Musical Debut; A First Look At Production Highlights
by Alan Henry - May 25, 2015

BroadwayWorld Toronto Senior Editor Alan Henry interviewed TITANIC star Ben Heppner at The Princess of Wales Theatre prior to the show's opening in Toronto Sunday afternoon. Take a look at the interview below, which includes brand new production footage! (more...)

Review Roundup: Chamber Sized TITANIC Opens in TorontoReview Roundup: Chamber Sized TITANIC Opens in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2015

On Sunday afternoon, the previously Broadway-bound chamber sized production of TITANIC opened in Toronto. The production is currently scheduled at The Princess of Wales Theatre through June 21st, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a recap of all the reviews below, updating live as they come in. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sail On! First Look at Mirvish's Reimagined TITANIC in Toronto; Could It Port on Broadway?Photo Flash: Sail On! First Look at Mirvish's Reimagined TITANIC in Toronto; Could It Port on Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

TITANIC is part of the Mirvish 2014-15 Subscription Season, playing through June 21, 2015 at Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre. In this new reimagining of the musical, director Thom Southerland uses an ensemble cast, meaning that everyone in the cast plays two or three or more roles in the telling of the story.  (more...)

ALTMAN'S ART Screening with Bob Balaban Set for Bay Street Theater, 6/8ALTMAN'S ART Screening with Bob Balaban Set for Bay Street Theater, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Altman's Art, a screening of Gosford Park and a discussion of the work of one of Americas greatest filmmakers on Monday, June 8 at 7 pm. The evening will also include a talkback hosted by Bob Balaban, with Guilia D'Agnolo Vallan, and Kathryn Altman-the widow of Robert Altman. Tickets are $20 and are available online at baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open 11 am to Showtime daily. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Gamm Theatre's Up and Down Season Ends With Timely MARIE ANTOINETTEBWW Reviews: Gamm Theatre's Up and Down Season Ends With Timely MARIE ANTOINETTE
by Robert Barossi - May 11, 2015

At times, it can be hard to imagine that there was ever a period in history when society was as celebrity-obsessed as we are right now. With the internet, social media, Twitter, 24-hour cable news and everything else, information about the Rich and Famous is everywhere, all the time. It seems impossible to avoid and seems that the public's appetite for it is insatiable. On the other hand, David Adjmi's play Marie Antoinette, now playing at the Gamm Theatre, casts the famous French queen in much the same kind of world. And while the uneven play doesn't offer much that's new or original, it does provide another lens through which we can view and examine our own society and it's problems. (more...)

New Production of SOUND OF MUSIC, 'BRIDGES', 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' and 'TITANIC' Set for the Ahmanson's 2015-16 SeasonNew Production of SOUND OF MUSIC, 'BRIDGES', 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' and 'TITANIC' Set for the Ahmanson's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Four Tony Award-winning musicals will be presented in Center Theatre Group's 2015-2016 season at the Ahmanson Theatre of the Music Center of Los Angeles, it was announced today by CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. (more...)

Lifetime to Premiere Season 3 of Hit Series DEVIOUS MAIDS, 6/1Lifetime to Premiere Season 3 of Hit Series DEVIOUS MAIDS, 6/1
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Lifetime's critically-acclaimed hit series Devious Maids (#DeviousMaids, #DeviousArmy), returns for a third season on a new night, Mondays at 9PM ET/PT, beginning June 1st (more...)

Bravo Sets 10 New Series, Including Spinoffs & Scripted ComedyBravo Sets 10 New Series, Including Spinoffs & Scripted Comedy
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Committed to high-quality programming, Bravo Media unveils a diversified slate of ten new and four returning series making a total of over 40 original series focusing on the network's passion points of food, fashion, beauty, design and pop culture. With fresh formats, exotic locales and more larger than life Bravolebrities, new greenlights include “NeNe and Kim: The Road to Riches” “Après Ski,” “Fit Club,” “My Fab 40th,” “Mother Funders,” “Tour Group” and “Recipe for Deception,” as well as expanding popular franchises with “Below Deck Mediterranean,” “Ladies of Dallas” and “Married to Medicine Houston.” As part of NBCUniversal Lifestyle Networks, the announcements were made today at the Bravo, Esquire Network and Oxygen Media Upfront Press Presentation. (more...)

New Contemporary Women's Fiction Novel from Simon and Fig is ReleasedNew Contemporary Women's Fiction Novel from Simon and Fig is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

By and large, Amanda Keane makes pretty good decisions. Okay, she might not have the best taste in men, but she's got great friends, a good job, and an independent spirit. That is, until her 30th birthday ushers in a whirlwind romance with a sexy Irish musician who leaves her, not at the altar as she imagined, but accidentally pregnant. And when he disappears, she's downsized out of a job, her apartment is robbed, and lapsed health insurance coverage leaves her with a C-section to pay for, Amanda is launched headfirst into the life of a broke single mom. But her friend and uber successful ob-gyn, Joy, clues her in to an unlikely temp position with one of Chicago's celebrity elite that just may be the answer to all her woes. Or could it be just the beginning? It's with serious trepidation that Amanda embarks on her surprisingly lucrative new career: underground wet nurse to the offspring of Chi-town's Rich and Famous. Amanda must quickly understand how to live at the whims and mercy of the one percent as she deals with the irony of nursing - and loving - someone else's child, while still making ends meet for her own daughter. And then there's Cute Daycare Dad (aka Dan), who's obviously interested in her. But can she afford to tell him what she really does for a living? Is her new job (something she thought went out with the 19th century) a shameful thing? Just another way of selling her body? Or does it have something to teach her after all? A novel of motherhood, its many demands, and all the little triumphs along the way, Milked is a warm and witty debut about making tough choices and traveling the roundabout road to happiness. 'Milked: A Modern Mommy Tale with a Retro Twist' is available in print and ebook formats. Book Details: Milked A Modern Mommy Tale with a Retro Twist By Lisa Doyle Publisher: Simon and Fig Published: November 2014 ISBN: 978-0985352080 ASIN: B00OGNOWY2 Pages: 306 Genre: Contemporary Women's Fiction About The Author: Lisa Doyle is a communications manager and freelance writer based in the Chicago area. A native of Hinsdale, Illinois and a graduate of Miami University, she spent several years editing business-to-business publications for the personal care industry before moving to the nonprofit sector, and currently works in advocacy for homeless families at Bridge Communities in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. She has written for major beauty trade publications (Global Cosmetic Industry, Skin Inc, Salon Today, Modern Salon, Renew, Suburban Life) and is a contributor to WOMEN REINVENTED: TRUE STORIES OF EMPOWERMENT AND CHANGE (LaChance Publishing, 2010). Doyle is represented by Claire Anderson-Wheeler of Regal Literary, Inc., a full-service agency based in New York. For review copies, author interviews, or more information please contact: Stacey Holderbach Simon and Fig Email: Info (at) simonandfig.com Website: http://www.simonandfig.com/milked/ Author Website: http://www.bylisadoyle.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bylisadoyle Twitter: https://twitter.com/bylisadoyle (more...)

BWW Reviews: RUMORS Has It!BWW Reviews: RUMORS Has It!
by Herbert Paine - Jun 8, 2015

A bullet train of laughs is reverberating across the Opening Night walls of Desert Stages Theatre, thanks to the deft direction of Virginia Olivieri and Gary Zaro and the quirky comic thespians who breathe fire into the script of Neil Simon's elegant farce, RUMORS. (more...)

Ship of Dreams! TITANIC Revival Starring Ben Heppner Closes in Toronto Today; Los Angeles Next!Ship of Dreams! TITANIC Revival Starring Ben Heppner Closes in Toronto Today; Los Angeles Next!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2015

David Mirvish's chamber-sized revival of TITANIC, starring Ben Heppner, the greatest opera tenor of his generation, closes today, June 21, 2015. (more...)

New InternationalLiving.com Report Highlights the Secrets to Financing a Roving Retirement Overseas on a BudgetNew InternationalLiving.com Report Highlights the Secrets to Financing a Roving Retirement Overseas on a Budget
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

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Samantha Walker Releases New Adventure Book for KidsSamantha Walker Releases New Adventure Book for Kids
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

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Katie Holmes Joins Season 3 of Showtime's RAY DONOVANKatie Holmes Joins Season 3 of Showtime's RAY DONOVAN
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Acclaimed television, film and Broadway star Katie Holmes will appear in a major guest starring role in the highly anticipated third season of the hit SHOWTIME drama series RAY DONOVAN. (more...)

Golden Globe Winner Ian McShane Joins Cast of Showtime's RAY DONOVANGolden Globe Winner Ian McShane Joins Cast of Showtime's RAY DONOVAN
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Golden Globe winner and Emmy® nominee Ian McShane (Deadwood) will guest star in a season-long arc of the hit SHOWTIME drama series RAY DONOVAN. (more...)

Lifeboat from Oscar Nominated Film CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Docks at Hollywood Cars Museum in VegasLifeboat from Oscar Nominated Film CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Docks at Hollywood Cars Museum in Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

The famed orange Maersk Alabama lifeboat in which Somali pirates held Tom Hanks hostage during a tense standoff in the multiple Oscar nominated blockbuster 'Captain Philips' has docked at last (more...)

SEX & THE SHIELD to Open at 42West Next MonthSEX & THE SHIELD to Open at 42West Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Steve Stanulis' one-man show, "Sex & the Shield" will premiere at 42West (514 W. 42nd Street) on Saturday, February 28th 2015 at 8pm. (more...)

Liberace's Razzle Dazzle to Return in MUSIC, MEMORIES AND THE MANSION Benefit for Opera Las Vegas This WeekendLiberace's Razzle Dazzle to Return in MUSIC, MEMORIES AND THE MANSION Benefit for Opera Las Vegas This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

This Saturday night at 8 p.m., exactly 28 years to the month after the passing of Wladziu Valentino Liberace, old friends, former show business colleagues and admirers of the flamboyantly affable entertainer, widely known as Mr. Showmanship, will once again light the candelabra and return music and frivolity into his home. The former Walter Busterkeys inspired the glitz and glamour of many a performer including current day music icons Elton John and Lady GaGa. The celebration is called 'Music, Memories and The Mansion: A Night with Liberace' to benefit Opera Las Vegas, a nonprofit company dedicated to bringing world-class opera to Southern Nevada. (more...)

OUR FIELD TRIP - PG-13 is ReleasedOUR FIELD TRIP - PG-13 is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

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Cleveland Play House Adds New Performance of THE PHILADELPHIA STORYCleveland Play House Adds New Performance of THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

By audience demand, Cleveland Play House has added an extra performance of The Philadelphia Story. This special Sunday matinee performance will take place on March 1 at 3pm. (more...)

Wick Theatre's MAME, Starring Leslie Uggams, Begins Performances TomorrowWick Theatre's MAME, Starring Leslie Uggams, Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer Leslie Uggams (Roots, Hallelujah, Baby!) will open a new window this holiday season when she stars in Jerry Herman's glorious musical MAME at the Wick Theatre in Boca Raton, Florida. Based on the 1955 novel Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis, this Tony Award-nominated classic is filled with irresistible songs including 'Open a New Window,' 'We Need a Little Christmas,' 'Bosom Buddies' and 'If He Walked into My Life.' The book is by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Mary Birdsong in ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR at Two River TheaterBWW Interviews: Mary Birdsong in ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR at Two River Theater
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 29, 2014

Mary Birdsong will play the role of Marion in 'Absurd Person Singular' at Two River Theater from January 10th through February 1st. Written by Alan Ayckbourn and directed by Jessica Stone, this is a laugh out loud satirical play about English couples who gather at three successive Christmas celebrations. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Leslie Uggams and More in Wick Theatre's MAME in Boca RatonPhoto Flash: First Look at Leslie Uggams and More in Wick Theatre's MAME in Boca Raton
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer Leslie Uggams (Roots, Hallelujah, Baby!) will open a new window this holiday season when she stars in Jerry Herman's glorious musical MAME at the Wick Theatre in Boca Raton, Florida. Scroll down for a first look at Uggams and the company in action! (more...)

HOLLYWOOD CARS MUSEUM Opens in Las VegasHOLLYWOOD CARS MUSEUM Opens in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Hot Rod City Las Vegas and Michael Dezer, owner of one of the world's largest vehicle collections at The Miami Auto Museum, announce the grand opening of the new Hollywood Cars Museum by Jay Ohrberg in Las Vegas. The recent partnering of Dezer, one of the world's foremost car collectors, and legendary custom car builder Ohrberg has resulted in a 30,000 sq.-ft. (and still growing) museum housing vehicles that have appeared in more than 100 films, TV shows and videos. (more...)

Laura Gordon, Ericka Ratcliff & More to Star in Milwaukee Repertory Theater's GOOD PEOPLELaura Gordon, Ericka Ratcliff & More to Star in Milwaukee Repertory Theater's GOOD PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting today for Good People, the next production in their 2014/15 Quadracci Powerhouse Season. The Tony-nominated play explores complex social questions about class, luck, and escaping our roots with electric energy and razor sharp humor. (more...)

Elizabeth McGovern to Host Smithsonian Channel's MILLION DOLLAR AMERICAN PRINCESSESElizabeth McGovern to Host Smithsonian Channel's MILLION DOLLAR AMERICAN PRINCESSES
by TV News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Hosted by "Downton Abbey" star Elizabeth McGovern, MILLION DOLLAR AMERICAN PRINCESSES, premiering on January 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel (more...)

Chambers Stevens' IT'S WHO YOU KNOW to Premier at Zoo Town Fringe FestivalChambers Stevens' IT'S WHO YOU KNOW to Premier at Zoo Town Fringe Festival
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 7, 2015

Chambers Stevens is a bona fide Hollywood multi-hyphenate – actor-comedian-acting coach-author – who somehow has encapsulated all of that and more in his new one-man show It's Who You Know, premiering at the Missoula Zoo Town Fringe Festival August 21 and 22 at the Crystal Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Arnold ScaasiPhoto Flash: Remembering Arnold Scaasi
by Walter McBride - Aug 5, 2015

Arnold Scaasi, Canadian fashion designer who created ensembles for the Rich and Famous, died yesterday, August 4, 2015. He was 85. Scaasi crafted one of his most recognized, and perhaps infamous, outfits for stage and screen star Barbra Streisand. She wore it to the 1969 Academy Awards, where she won the Oscar for her performance in the film FUNNY GIRL. We remember the iconic fashion designer below: (more...)

Photo Flash: Barbra Streisand Remembers Designer Arnold Scaasi and Her Iconic Oscars OutfitPhoto Flash: Barbra Streisand Remembers Designer Arnold Scaasi and Her Iconic Oscars Outfit
by Jessica Khan - Aug 4, 2015

Arnold Scaasi, Canadian fashion designer who created ensembles for the Rich and Famous, died today, August 4, 2015. He was 85. Scaasi crafted one of his most recognized, and perhaps infamous, outfits for stage and screen star Barbra Streisand. She wore it to the 1969 Academy Awards, where she won the Oscar for her performance in the film FUNNY GIRL.  (more...)

Photo Flash: More Shots! Barbra Streisand Sports Designs by Arnold ScaasiPhoto Flash: More Shots! Barbra Streisand Sports Designs by Arnold Scaasi
by Jessica Khan - Aug 4, 2015

Arnold Scaasi, Canadian fashion designer who created ensembles for the Rich and Famous, died today, August 4, 2015. He was 85. Scaasi crafted one of his most recognized, and perhaps infamous, outfits for stage and screen star Barbra Streisand. She wore it to the 1969 Academy Awards, where she won the Oscar for her performance in the film FUNNY GIRL. But their relationship didn't end there - scroll down for more shots of Streisand sporting some of Scaasi's signature looks! (more...)

ROWDY by Chris Madsen Wins Clemens MedalROWDY by Chris Madsen Wins Clemens Medal
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Author Chris Madsen has added the Clemens Medal to a long list of awards for his debut title, 'Rowdy,' a true story of a 1916 yacht and the people who graced its decks over several decades including members of New York society, politicians, and the Rich and Famous. The yacht was commissioned to Holland Sackett Duell in 1916 and Madsen was able to locate his daughter, Hanny Pierson, who at 93 years of age, flew from the East Coast to the West Coast to board the yacht following a six-year restoration by Madsen. From Hanny, her many descendants, and years of research at libraries, museums, historical societies, Supreme Court cases, newspaper archives, and yacht club records, Madsen was able to piece together an extraordinary story of the family and the yacht. 'The family's forefathers were amongst the first pilgrims that arrived at Plymouth,' says Madsen. 'And Holland's grandfather was instrumental in the formation in the Republican Party giving powerful speeches to Congress for the abolition of slavery, and in support of the Civil War. Holland was himself a highly decorated World War I hero and powerful attorney, New York Senator, businessman and highly respected sailor.' 'This isn't a book I would ordinarily read,' says Ron Fritsch, AiA director and reviewer for the Clemens award program. 'But once I started reading 'Rowdy', I could not put it down. It is a compelling story. The book is also beautifully produced and makes a wonderful coffee table book. The author has clearly invested a considerable sum on editing as the quality of the work is impeccable. 'Rowdy' is a deserving recipient of the Clemens Medal.' 'Rowdy' is a true life colorful 1920's historical biography full of adventure, love stories and scandals, and becomes the first book to be awarded the Clemens Medal. An e-version of 'Rowdy' is in production. The hard cover complete with accented gold leaf stamping, blind deboss and a woven burgundy book mark ribbon reflects the story within and is available at all major online retailers including Amazon.com. About the Clemens Award Program The Clemens Medal is awarded to an author for a book of outstanding literary quality and design. The three elements considered for this award include: - literary quality of work - the cover design and to a lesser extent, interior design - standard of editing Criteria The award is open to all independent (self-published) authors, and authors published by a small or academic press. 1. Prerequisite The nominated title must have won an award - gold, silver or bronze - from one of the award programs recognized for their Honoring Excellence award. 2. Literary Quality The following elements will be considered when assessing the literary quality of the nominated title. Note: not all of these elements will apply to every genre. Plot: is the story well-constructed, is author in control of plot and making wise decisions, do events happen within the limits of the theme and genre, is final resolution credible, and does it honor the story. Style: is the style appropriate to the theme, genre, subject matter, is the dialogue genuine and does it work effectively with the narrative, author's use of literary techniques and contentions, observance of fundamental rules such as Point Of View, accuracy of any factual material, use of language to create atmosphere, settings, characters, actions etc. Characterization: are characters believable, well-developed, do they interact in a convincing way, is their behavior consistent with their biography and consistent throughout the story, are they revealed to the reader in an effective way through action, inner dialogue, thoughts, reactions and responses to other characters. 3. Design 3.1 Cover Design Like story and writing style, design is quite subjective. Covers also need to respond to the elements that are relevant to a particular genre. We will be considering the following aspects of cover design: - a well written, compelling back cover copy (or description for eBook) - a custom, polished, professional design (no templates) - the genre or story is evident in the design 3.2 Interior Design With regard to interior design (print version only), we are not looking for elaborate design when simplicity works just as well. The nominated title will pass this criterion if: - the print is positioned sensibly on the page - the page numbering starts at chapter one - includes a copyright page with relevant content - includes a title page(s) 4. Editing The work must be edited to a very high professional standard. We accept that despite endless edits, rewrites and proofreading that some errors do slip through, and this happens with all books not just self-published books. However, such errors should be minor and limited. About the Clemens Medal The Clemens Medal is in honor of Samuel Clemens aka Mark Twain who started his own publishing company (Charles L. Webster & Company) in 1885 to self-publish his books. The Clemens Medal recognizes non mainstream authors ie self-published or authors published by a small or academic press who have published a book of outstanding literary quality and design. About The Association of Independent Authors The Association of Independent Authors (AiA) is the peak body representing, advancing, promoting and supporting independent (self-published) authors globally. Its membership spans six continents with directors based in the USA, UK, Asia, Australia and South Africa. The AiA published a comprehensive guide to self-publishing with 80+ articles from experts in their field. Self-Publishing. Publish Your Book and Avoid the Pitfalls with Advice from Leading Experts and Experienced Authors is available exclusively in the Kindle Store. (more...)

3V Theatre's STARF*CKERS Opens Tonight3V Theatre's STARF*CKERS Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

3 VOICES THEATRE will present the world premiere of STARF*CKERS, a collection of short plays written by Jenn Tufaro and directed by Aliza Shane (NY IT Award for Outstanding Short Script, The Three Sillies), opening Friday, August 21.  (more...)

Roberta Bassin Set to Guest Star on Showtime's 'RAY DONOVAN'Roberta Bassin Set to Guest Star on Showtime's 'RAY DONOVAN'
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Recognized for the 1987 cult classic “Barfly,” accomplished actress Roberta E. Bassin, is today experiencing a surge, as she prepares to appear in Showtime's hit crime drama “Ray Donovan,” set to air Sept. 6 as well as in the upcoming films “The Petal Pushers,” “Shovel Buddies.” (more...)

Barbara de la Cuesta Releases HENRIETTA ROSEBarbara de la Cuesta Releases HENRIETTA ROSE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

BEACHWOOD, N.J. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis Brings THE PHILADELPHIA STORY SouthBWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis Brings THE PHILADELPHIA STORY South
by Joseph Baker - Apr 27, 2015

George Cukor's 1940 film version of Philip Barry's THE PHILADELPHIA STORY was Katharine Hepburn's return to glory after the actress had been labeled 'box office poison' after the failure of several films. 021The savvy Hepburn was able to bend MGM to her will when it wanted to film Barry's play, and the end result rewarded everyone involved: Hepburn, her old RKO co-star Cary Grant, and the up and coming James Stewart. Not only were Oscar nominations and wins in store, but at the center of it all was Hepburn in all her patrician, high cheek-boned elegance. She may have given greater performances as the tragic, dope-addicted 'Mary Tyrone' in the film version of Eugene O'Neill's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT or as the caustic, sparring 'Eleanor of Aquitaine' in James Goldman's THE LION IN WINTER, but for those who want to see Hepburn at the height of her unusual beauty and comedic gifts, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY is a must. Having seen the film numerous times, I was wary of Theatre Memphis' staging of Barry's work. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, once seen, leaves such an impression that it's rather like tackling a remake of THE WIZARD OF OZ or GONE WITH THE WIND or THE GODFATHER. Director Jason Spitzer has taken the dare, and he and his cast have mostly succeeded in the satiny, stylized production currently playing at Theatre Memphis. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BOBBIE HOROWITZ's New Series at the Metropolitan Room Celebrates 'Older' Over-Achievers and Accomplished Career-ChangersBWW Reviews: BOBBIE HOROWITZ's New Series at the Metropolitan Room Celebrates 'Older' Over-Achievers and Accomplished Career-Changers
by Billie Roe - Apr 15, 2015

Songwriter, performer, producer, and now activist, Bobby Horowitz, has put yet another spin on the series/variety show, with her refreshing take on the subject of 'ageism' in America. Called It's Just a Number (starting with six dates running from April to October at The Metropolitan Room), Horowitz's show theme champions the notion that age truly is just a number. Featuring a different group of cabaret's best performers for each show, the series honors a person who after the age of 50 either began a new career, resumed a career, is attempting to attain knowledge in a new field, or established a new organization with the purpose of helping people. This past Saturday afternoon, Alice Fisher, who presently serves as Director of Community Outreach in the Office of NYS Senator, Liz Krueger, was the first honoree. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER Is Rollicking Good FunBWW Reviews: THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER Is Rollicking Good Fun
by Herbert Paine - Apr 11, 2015

Hale Center Theatre's THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER is rollicking good fun featuring knock-your socks-off performances by Hector Coris and Bryan Stewart, backed by a solid cast character actors. (more...)

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY Opens 4/24 at Theatre MemphisTHE PHILADELPHIA STORY Opens 4/24 at Theatre Memphis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

The Philadelphia Story opens April 24 and runs through May 10, 2015, on the Lohrey Stage at Theatre Memphis. A classic American comedy, this sophisticated fun and zany satire takes a witty look behind the scenes of a posh socialite wedding. Tracy Lord is all set to walk down the aisle for a second time when suddenly confronted by an ex-husband and a charming reporter covering the wedding for a national magazine. Tracy will walk down the aisle ... but with whom? (more...)

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