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National Hot Dog Month Kicks Off With New Video on How Hot Dogs are Made
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

July is National Hot Dog Month and as Americans prepare to eat more than 150 million hot dogs during the Independence Day holiday, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) is setting out to answer the most common hot dog question of them all: how are hot dogs really made? In a new video, NHDSC President and "Queen of Wien" Janet Riley takes viewers on a tour of a hot dog plant showing the process from start to finish including the cuts of meat used in hot dogs, how the meat is ground together with spices and ice until it is a cake-like batter, stuffing the batter into casings which are then cooked and smoked and finally removing the casings and packing the finished hot dogs for shipping. The video will be featured on the NHDSC YouTube Channel. "Stories about hot dogs are made are legendary," said Riley. "At the risk of destroying the mystique surrounding hot making, our new video will show that the actual process is much simpler, and possibly less exciting, than the Rumors that have existed for decades." Hot Dog Selfie Contest (more...)

Fake Facebook Video Claiming Tracy Morgan Has Died Emerges
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

A new Facebook video scam is making the rounds, claiming 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan has died following the roadway accident that killed his friend and writer 62-year-old James McNair, and hospitalized the actor this month. The Rumors, as his spokesperson confirmed last week, are false, and has Morgan entered a rehab center. (more...)

Earskinz Releases New Accessory for Amazon Fire Headphones
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

EarSkinz (http://www.earskinz.com), the company that first brought us covers for Apple earbuds and EarPods, announced today EarSkinz for the Amazon Fire Phone Premium Magnetic Headphones. (more...)

ChEckiT!Dance Announces ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival, 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

ChEckiT!Dance presents the fourth annual ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival: A Celebration of Female Choreographers, an eco-friendly evening of dance celebrating female choreographers,on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 5pm at Summit Rock in Central Park, 83rd Street and Central Park West, NYC. Admission is free. For more information visit www.checkitdance.com or email checkitdance@gmail.com. (more...)

Ryan Murphy Says GLEE Season 6 Will 'Get Back to Its Roots'; Reveals Details!
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

GLEE co-creator Ryan Murphy revealed details of the upcoming sixth and final season of the FOX musical dramedy. (more...)

New Series AMERICAN FRINGE Explores Controversial and Polarizing Subcultures, Premieres July 9
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

White supremacists. Anti-gay churchgoers. Freedom- loving misfits. Gun-toting 'hillbillies.' Across all 50 states, there are provocative groups of Americans with unorthodox beliefs that do more than just raise eyebrows; they push the limits of our judicial system. Often challenged for their beliefs, many of these individuals and groups have chosen to remain outside of the limelight, shying away from the media attention ... until now. (more...)

THE KING AND I Revival Still Seeking a Leading Lady?
by Louisa Brady - Jun 20, 2014

Though it had previously seemed inevitable that O'Hara would appear as Anna next spring on Broadway, it is impossible to know for certain yet. (more...)

ChEckiT!Dance to Kick Off ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival, 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

ChEckiT!Dance presents the fourth annual ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival: A Celebration of Female Choreographers, an eco-friendly evening of dance celebrating female choreographers,on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 5pm at Summit Rock in Central Park, 83rd Street and Central Park West, NYC. (more...)

E! Celebrates Harry Potter with LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET: Diagon Alley Today
by Movies News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Grab your butterbeer and join E! for an inside look at the action from the VIP Preview of the new Diagon Alley at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort. (more...)

E! Celebrates the Magic of Harry Potter When LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET: DIAGON ALLEY, 6/20
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Grab your butterbeer and join E! for an inside look at the action from the VIP Preview of the new Diagon Alley at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort. Featuring the cast of the Harry Potter films and other surprise guests, this whimsical red carpet will be full of everyone's favorite wizards, muggles and goblins alike. E! News' Kristin Dos Santos hosts the 'Live From the Red Carpet' coverage. Don't miss the fandemonium and this exciting first look when 'Live From The Red Carpet: Diagon Alley' premieres this Friday, June 20th at 8:00pm ET/PT only on E! (more...)

Anka Radakovich, Ron Jeremy & More in WILD GIRLS CLUB on The Dr. Susan Block Show
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

This Summer Solstice Saturday night, June 21, 2014, The Dr. Susan Block Show, broadcasting live from Bonoboville, will howl at the Honey Moon in June with the Wild Girls Club. Joining international sexologist (and veteran 'wild girl') Dr. Susan Block live on the air will be super sex journalist Anka Radakovich, with adult entertainment icon Ron Jeremy, starlet Ryon Cherry and filmmaker Jack the Zipper in-studio. (more...)

E! to Celebrate Harry Potter with LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET: Diagon Alley, Today
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Grab your butterbeer and join E! for an inside look at the action from the VIP Preview of the new Diagon Alley at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort. (more...)

Star of KILLER TOMATOES STRIKE BACK to Make Appearance at Movie Screening on 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

"When Good Vegetables Go Bad" is the tag line for the third movie in a series of four films on killer tomatoes. The 1991 horror-comedy "B" movie "Killer Tomatoes Strike Back" is scheduled to be screened at the Ware Center, on Sunday, June 29that 7 PM. A special feature of the showing is the film's star Crystal Carson will be in attendance to do a Q&A and meet and greet audience members at a Virgin Bloody Mary Cocktail Reception after the film. (more...)

Showtime to Present Award-Winning Documentary KIDNAPPED FOR CHRIST, 7/10
by TV News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

On Thursday, July 10th at 7:30pm ET/PT, SHOWTIME will premiere KIDNAPPED FOR CHRIST, a powerful, award-winning documentary that chronicles the shocking truth behind Escuela Caribe (more...)

PHANTOGRAM Announced at the Boulder Theater, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Phantogram to the Boulder Theater on Sunday, September 28th, 2014. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, June 20th at 10:00 AM for $26.00 for general admission (more...)

Baby #2 on the Way for Beyonce & Jay-Z?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Multiple sources have confirmed exclusively to E! News that super star music couple Beyonce and Jay-Z are expecting their second child. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL is a Rip-Roaring Good Time for Men and Women, Young and Old
by Audrey Liebross - Jun 14, 2014

A musical that celebrates hot flashes? Why not? To paraphrase one of the characters in MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL, she sweats so much,she can create her own pool. MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL, which opened at the Warner Theatre for three performances through Saturday, June 14th, is a 90-minute party and a celebration of song, dance, and life, as well as a rip-roaring laugh-fest for both sexes and young to old adults. (more...)

Find Out Which Ladies Will Return for REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA Season 7!
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

E! News reports exclusively that all six stars of The Real Housewives of Atlanta are set to return for the upcoming seventh season. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse to Present YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, 6/17-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the opening of the Playhouse's 2014 summer theater season with the new Mel Brooks Broadway Young Frankenstein (June 17 - 28, 2014). Young Frankenstein features a book by three-time Tony Award-winner Mel Brooks and three-time Tony Award-winner Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Brooks. Young Frankenstein, directed by Keith Andrews with music direction by Thomas Cleary, will feature Matthew Crowle as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, Kathryn Markey as Frau Blucher, Christian Kohn as the Monster, Abby Lee as Elizabeth, Brett Figel as Igor, Ashley McKay as Inga, Bill Carmichael as Inspector Kemp/Hermit, and Zachary Pesner as Ziggy. The ensemble includes Eugenio Contenti, Shelby Davis, Danielle Diniz, Antoinette DiPietropolo, Ian Frazier, Christopher Holloway, Kate Kramitz, Kevin Metzger, Vincent Ortega, and Chelsey Whitelock. (more...)

Matrix Service, Ericsson, Google, Facebook and Apple highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

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Matrix Service, Ericsson, Google, Facebook and Apple highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

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BWW Reviews: Laughs Come Easy in DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER at Circle Theatre
by Cassandra Sandros - Jun 12, 2014

In Don't Dress for Dinner, Circle Theatre of Grand Rapids has created an entertaining, well-crafted bedroom farce featuring brilliant physical comedy and a whirlwind of action that keeps the audience on the edge of their seat from start to finish. (more...)

VIDEO: Chris Colfer Talks New Book, GLEE Rumors & More on TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, host Jimmy Fallon and guest Chris Colfer talked about his best-selling The Land of Stories series, Glee Rumors and odd sleeping habits. (more...)

Naya Rivera to Return to GLEE as 'Recurring Guest Star'
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

GLEE star Naya Rivera will indeed be returning for the sixth and final season of the FOX musical dramedy, despite Rumors to the contrary. (more...)

VIDEO: GLEE's Chris Colfer Addresses Recent Twitter Hacking: 'It Was Really Upsetting'
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Yesterday, the actor addressed the hacking of his Twitter account in an interview with the AP. (more...)

Expedia Comment On eLong
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

BELLEVUE, Wash., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ As a matter of corporate policy, Expedia, Inc. (EXPE) does not comment on market Rumors relating to its business.Expedia notes certain inaccurate Rumors reported in Chinese media relating to its majority ownership of eLong, Inc. (LONG). Expedia remains a long-term investor in eLong and supports eLong's drive to become the leading Chinese travel site. (more...)

Naya Rivera Confirmed To Return For GLEE's Final Season, But Not As Series Regular
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 7, 2014

The GLEE drama this month continues! It has been confirmed that GLEE star Naya Rivera will indeed return tot he series for the final season, but in a limited capacity. (more...)

Former Host Rosie O'Donnell in 'Active Negotiations' to Return to ABC's THE VIEW?
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

TMZ is confirming earlier Rumors that former host Rosie O'Donnell is in 'active negotiations' to return as a host for ABC's THE VIEW. Acccording to the site, 'the deal could be sealed shortly and the announcement could be made as early as tomorrow.' (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/4/14 - A Star-Spangled, Spectacular Broadway Weekend!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 4, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: It's the Fourth of July (yay!) and PBS's A CAPITOL FOURTH and NBC's MACY'S FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR round up some of the hottest talent from Broadway and the music scene tonight, THEATER TALK remembers 1776's Peter Stone, and Center Stage's digital project MY AMERICA launches on Fandor! (more...)

GLEE Twitter Hacking Continues, Lea Michele NOT Pregnant
by TV News Desk - Jul 4, 2014

Yesterday it was Chris Colfer, today it's Lea Michele turn as the star's popular Twitter account is the second GLEE hacking this week. Less than 24 hours after a fake tweet was sent out on Chris Colfer's account, Lea Michele's Twitter account proclaimed this morning that 'Before this gets out to the media, I would like to announce to my fans that I am pregnant #BabyBoy' (more...)

UPDATE: FOX, Publicist Confirm Colfer to Return to GLEE; Network Releases Statement!
by TV News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

The actor's manager tells THR that the star's verified Twitter account has been hacked and confirms that the actor will return for the final season of the show and in fact, has a signed contract for season six. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Syfy's THE WIL WHEATON PROJECT
by TV News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Tuesday, on all-new episode of The Wil Wheaton Project, the king of the apes stops by as Wil jokes about hot topics in sci-fi pop culture. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Shakespeare's War of Love and Wit Enchant Audiences at APT
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jul 3, 2014

Outdoor theater experienced under Spring Green's star studded Wisconisn sky at American Players Theatre easily engages the audiences. When the renowned company alights on the Up the Hill Theatre with one of William Shakespeare's finest comedies Much Ado About Nothing for their summer 2014 season. the enthralling performance directed by David Frank electrifies the audience with charm and laughter. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/3/14 - FROM HERE TO ETERNITY on the Big Screen, 54 BELOW SINGS 1776 and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 3, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY goes from stage to screen in the UK, and 54 Below hosts some 'BITCHING & BELTING' and revives 1776 tonight! (more...)

Discovery Channel to Premiere All-New Program BEASTS OF THE BAYOU, 7/10
by TV News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Discovery Channel ventures deep into the bayou to explore all possible scenarios in its all new program, BEASTS OF THE BAYOU, premiering on July 10 at 10 PM ET/PT. (more...)

Bravo to Present Three-Part REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK Reunion Special
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Bravo Media's “The Real Housewives of New York City” wraps up season six with a three-part reunion premiering Tuesday, July 29 at 9pm ET/PT. (more...)

E! Announces July Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

E! July 2014 Programming Highlights announced. (more...)

Idina Menzel, Bernadette Peters to Co-Host ABC's THE VIEW?
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

ABC is considering the idea of bringing in a rotating cast of Broadway stars, such as Idina Menzel or Bernadette Peters (more...)

Coronado Playhouse Presents DEARLY BELOVED to Benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of San Diego, 8/15-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

Love isn't always peaceful or perfect, but it is definitely hilarious and heart-warming in this down home southern comedy about a wedding day disaster with the most unlikely happy ending. Dearly Beloved by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, is the story of a completely dysfunctional but loveable Texas family caught in a whirlwind of gossip, god and gunfire. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Andi Addresses Pregnancy Rumors on THE BACHELORETTE: MEN TELL ALL
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Below, check out a sneak peek of the show in which host Chris Harrison addresses Rumors that Andi is pregnant! (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Adds PROMISES, PROMISES to 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

San Francisco Playhouse has finalized their 12th season with the announcement of their holiday show, a revival of the 1968 Broadway hit Promises, Promises. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 16th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 16, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Seussical' splashes, 'The Beverly Hillbillies,' 'Clemente' and 'Hansel & Gretel' bow, 'Hank Williams' returns, 'Charlie Brown' takes a hike, plus 'Reefer Madness' at Mayne, Bill Larkin at Davenport's and showtunes at Ravinia. Plus:'Titanic' arrives as 'The Last Ship' sails! (more...)

VIDEO: Taye Diggs Says He's '100%' Into Starring in MAGIC MIKE Sequel!
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Actor Taye Diggs (Broadway's Rent) stopped by today's THE TALK on CBS and dished on Rumors about being casted in the 'Magic Mike' sequel (more...)

Stratford Rumors: SOUND OF MUSIC and CAROUSEL Set for the 2015 Season?
by Toronto Newsdesk - Jul 16, 2014

BroadwayWorld's Twitter Watch brings you the latest Rumors surrounding the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Globe and Mail Theatre Critic J. Kelly Nestruck tweeted earlier today that the two musicals to be presented at the festival during the 2015 season are THE SOUND OF MUSIC and CAROUSEL. Both musicals are by the legendary composing team of Rodgers and Hammerstein. (more...)

Breaking: Jenny McCarthy Announces Post-VIEW Plans to Host Weekly SiriusXM Radio Series
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Jenny McCarthy announced today that she will move on to host a one-hour weekly series on SiriusXM beginning this Wednesday (more...)

Netflix Reacts to ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Cancellation Hoax
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2014

Cancellation reports for Netflix's Orange is the New Black began to circulate around the internet on Friday, July 11. The Rumors began with an article that was posted to Empire News- a satirical news site. Many mistook the publication as fact. (more...)

Lindsay Lohan Vows 'Not to Miss Any London Shows'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Lindsay Lohan sat down with the BBC to discuss her upcoming West End debut in David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow. Rumors have already started circling that she has been missing rehearsals; however, as BroadwayWorld previously reported she couldn't have because rehearsals haven't even begun. Despite her reputation of being unreliable, Lohan wants to assure people that she will not be missing any London shows. (more...)

SHOYU ON RICE, THE UNDERNEATH & More Set for Kumu Kahua Theatre's 44th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Kumu Kahua Theatre announced their season at Kaka'ako Agora, for a full-house crowd. Kumu Kahua Theatre Artistic Director, Harry Wong, announced the season and gave descriptions and dates for each of the shows, and then a team of actors performed a reading of the first play of the season. (more...)

Jason Alexander to Direct BROADWAY BOUND at the Odyssey, 8/2-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Heartwarming, poignant -- and hilarious. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents a revival of Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical dramatic comedy, Broadway Bound, directed by Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), who created the role of "Stanley" in the original Broadway production. The 8-week run at the Odyssey Theatre is set to open Aug. 2. (more...)


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