The Entertainer

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THE CHEW's Michael Symon Appears on 'Millionaire' Today
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2014

Tune-in to “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” today, May 9, 2014 for some unpredictable fun and countless laughs as Michael Symon, co-host of “The Chew,” appears as a “Millionaire” contestant. (more...)

Terry Crews Named New Host of WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE
by TV News Desk - May 7, 2014

Actor, author, fitness enthusiast, Old Spice pitchman and former NFL player Terry Crews will soon be adding “game show host” to his resume as he has been named the new host of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.” (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present AMERICAN BUFFALO, 6/13-7/13
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Closing Aurora Theatre Company's 22nd season is David Mamet's powerful, fast-paced drama AMERICAN BUFFALO. Tony-nominated director Barbara Damashek, who helmed Aurora Theatre Company's acclaimed productions of Fat Pig and Private Jokes, Public Places, returns to direct AMERICAN BUFFALO, featuring James Carpenter (John Gabriel Borkman, The Master Builder, The Birthday Party, The Homecoming), Paul Vincent O'Connor (Death Defying Acts, National Tour August: Osage County), and Rafael Jordan. AMERICAN BUFFALO plays June 13 through July 13 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-60) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. For mature audiences. (more...)

George Rapitis's 'The Gourmet's Guide to Elegant Foodservice' Out Now on Amazon
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

He's a Doctor of Holistic Medicine and one of the most accomplished chefs and nutritionists in America, and now food mogul George Rapitis has added 'Gourmet Guru' to his lists of successes. Over the course of two decades Rapitis has positioned himself as a leading expert in the areas of healthy living and nutritional cooking. He is the author of five books which have all seen tremendous popularity throughout the food industry and across the world. (more...)

VIDEO: Cedric The Entertainer Talks New Reality Series & Turning 50 on THE TALK
by - May 5, 2014

Cedric The Entertainer stopped by THE TALK and discussed his new reality competition series "Barber Battle" and how it feels to turn the big 5-0. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Best Show in KC This Year - SANDY HACKETT'S RAT PACK SHOW
by Steve Wilson - May 28, 2014

A chill went up and down my spine; did I step back in time when I entered through the door? Did I land in Las Vegas, at the Sands watching a show starring the Rat Pack? No, I landed at the hilarious and most entertaining show performed in Kansas City this theatrical season. Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show opened on Tuesday May 27 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Directed by Billy Karl the show marks the end of the 2013-2014 season for the Theater League of Kansas City. (more...)

HBO's NORMAL HEART Tops CTA Award Nominees; Full List Announced
by BWW Special Coverage - May 28, 2014

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) today announced nominations for the 4th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, which will be broadcast live on The CW from the Beverly Hilton Hotel (more...)

Weeklong Festival to Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ For the 39th consecutive year, the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minn., the birthplace of Judy Garland, is celebrating The Entertainer and her timeless film, The Wizard of Oz, during its weeklong Wizard of Oz Festival, taking place June 10 15, 2014. (more...)

Weeklong Festival to Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ For the 39th consecutive year, the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minn., the birthplace of Judy Garland, is celebrating The Entertainer and her timeless film, The Wizard of Oz, during its weeklong Wizard of Oz Festival, taking place June 10 15, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Linda Lavin and More Join Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch at The Carlyle
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch have become known as 'The Entertainer's Entertainers,' thanks in part to their long-running Sunday night residency at Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle Hotel. The musical duo has been joined at the grand piano by Bono, Liza Minnelli and Michael Feinstein, among many others. This past Sunday night's show was a parade of theatrical types, including Linda Lavin, (currently starring in Nicky Silver's Too Much Sun), who belted a torch song. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/22- Laurence Olivier
by Stage Tube - May 22, 2014

Happy Birthday, Laurence Olivier! Born in 1907, Olivier remains one of the most revered actors of the 20th century. He was the first artistic director of the National Theatre of Great Britain and its main stage is named in his honour. Olivier's career as a stage and film actor spanned more than six decades and included a wide variety of roles, from the title role in Shakespeare's Othello and Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night to the sadistic Nazi dentist Christian Szell in Marathon Man and the kindly but determined Nazi-hunter in The Boys from Brazil. Olivier played more than 120 stage roles: Richard III, Macbeth, Romeo, Hamlet, Othello, Uncle Vanya, and Archie Rice in The Entertainer. He appeared in nearly sixty films, including William Wyler's Wuthering Heights, Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca, Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus, Otto Preminger's Bunny Lake Is Missing, Richard Attenborough's Oh! What a Lovely War, and A Bridge Too Far, Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Sleuth, John Schlesinger's Marathon Man, Daniel Petrie's The Betsy, Desmond Davis' Clash of the Titans, and his own Henry V, Hamlet, and Richard III. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/21/14 - MISS SAIGON, STARS IN THE ALLEY and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 21, 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: MISS SAIGON returns to the West End and stars gather for a pre-Tonys, outdoor STARS IN THE ALLEY concert! (more...)

Eric Yves Garcia to Bring ONE NIGHT STANDARDS to Duncan Smith Theaer, 6/6-7
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

After a critically-lauded run in NYC, Holmdel Theatre Company alumnus Eric Yves Garcia brings his popular cabaret show, One Night Standards, to the Duncan Smith Theater for a special two-day only benefit performance on June 6 and 7 at 8pm. (more...)

THE CHEW's Michael Symon to Appear on 'Millionaire' 5/9
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2014

Tune-in to “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” on Friday, May 9, 2014 for some unpredictable fun and countless laughs as Michael Symon, co-host of “The Chew,” appears as a “Millionaire” contestant. (more...)

92Y to Welcome MOTHERS AND SONS' Tyne Daly, Terrence McNally & More, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

92Y announces a discussion with the stars and creative team of Mothers and Sons, the acclaimed new play recently nominated for two Tony Awards - Best Play and Best Actress in a Leading Role. Panelists include four-time Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, and director Sheryl Kaller (Tony nominee) along with stars Tyne Daly (a Tony and six-time Emmy Award-winner) and Bobby Steggert (Tony nominee), along with moderator Perez Hilton. (more...)

WorldWide CORE Radio: A New Concept in the Media Industry
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Lenise Wilson of Southfield, Mich., is already running a highly successful Internet radio station (WorldWide CORE Radio) that has a fan base of 150,000 listeners and is growing daily. Instead of resting on her laurels, however, she is committed to making this business a multi-faceted dynamo in the industry. (more...)

Ryan Murphy to be Honored at Critics' Choice Television Awards
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) today announced that critically acclaimed, award-winning television and film screenwriter, director and producer Ryan Murphy will receive the Critics' Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award, established to honor an icon in the television industry, at the 4th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards (CCTA). Hosted by actor/comedian Cedric The Entertainer (The Soul Man, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, The Original Kings of Comedy), the Critics' Choice Television Awards will air live on The CW from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, June 19, 2014 (8:00pm ET/8:00pm PT). (more...)

Tracy Lawrence Recruited for 8th Annual Charity Event to Benefit the Dickinson County Craig Morgan Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Country music star and award winning TV host, CRAIG MORGAN, has invited fellow country music friend Tracy Lawrence to join him in concert July 20 for his 8th annual charity event, benefitting the Dickson County Craig Morgan Foundation. Additional performers are expected to announce in the coming weeks. (more...)

Broadcast Television Journalists Association Announces Winners of the 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) tonight announced the winners of the 4th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards. Seventeen of the best series in television were honored at the Beverly Hilton Hotel at a star-studded gala awards show, which was broadcast live on The CW. Actor/comedian Cedric The Entertainer (The Soul Man, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Cedric's Barber Battle) hosted. (more...)

THE NORMAL HEART, Matt Bomer, BREAKING BAD, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK & More Win at 2014 CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS - Full List!
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) presents the 4th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, which are being broadcast live on The CW from the Beverly Hilton Hotel tonight, June 19, 2014 (8:00pm ET/8:00pm PT) and hosted by actor/comedian Cedric The Entertainer. Cedric is currently the star, co-creator and executive producer of the hit comedy series The Soul Man on TV Land as well as one of the stars of The Original Kings of Comedy. Scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 Comes to Blu-Ray Combo Pack, 8/12
by Movies News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

The horror-movie genre gets a hilarious makeover when Marlon Wayans (Scary Movie series,White Chicks) and Cedric The Entertainer (Madagascar, The Original Kings of Comedy) star in A Haunted House 2, the outrageous supernatural comedy coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD, & DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet on August 12, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The sequel to the box-office hit A Haunted House, A Haunted House 2 conjures up an otherworldly combination of bone-chilling suspense and no-holds-barred comedy for a raunchy and hysterically funny out-of-body experience. (more...)

Tony Hale, Jim Parsons & More to Present at CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) today announced the celebrity presenters for the 4th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards (CCTA), which will air live on The CW (more...)

Bounce TV Announces OFF THE CHAIN LIVE! Comedy Tour
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Bounce TV today announced a six-city comedy tour called Off The Chain Live! based upon its' popular stand-up comedy series Off The Chain. (more...)

THE COSBY SHOW's Malcolm-Jamal Warner to Star in GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, 9/5-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company announces that Malcolm-Jamal Warner, best known for his breakout role as Theo Huxtable, Bill Cosby's son on "The Cosby Show," will play Dr. John Prentice in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner in the Huntington's season opener September 5 - October 5, 2014 at the BU Theatre / Avenue of the Arts. Complete casting will be announced at a later date. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (more...)

Chuck Wicks & Tracy Lawrence to Join Craig Morgan for 8th Annual Event Benefitting Dickson County Craig Morgan Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Country music stars Chuck Wicks and Tracy Lawrence will join Craig Morgan onstage next week as he hosts his 8th annual charity event, benefitting the Dickson County Craig Morgan Foundation. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Erudite Jon Weber Dazzles on the Keyboard While Exploring the Evolution of Piano Jazz at the Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Hanks - Jul 8, 2014

Musical Director and pianist extraordinaire Jon Weber can play every imaginable musical style and for a wide variety of cabaret and concert singers, but this superlative keyboardist is really a jazz man at heart. Weber knows that the intricacies of certain music languages-whether classical or jazz-can be frustratingly elusive, so he's made it his mission to educate the masses, or in this case a few hundred people who after this Tuesday night at 7 pm will have attended one of his four entertaining classroom sessions at the Metropolitan Room, called 'From Joplin to Jarrett: 115 Years of Piano Jazz.' And when some of the students in the audience are among the most accomplished instrumentalists in New York, you realize that your teacher is a virtuoso. (more...)

Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM to Open The Public Theater's 2014-15 Downtown Season; Performances Begin 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

The Public Theater will open its 2014-15 downtown season with the world premiere of Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM at Joe's Pub.š Created by Bridget Everett, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, and Matt Ray, ROCK BOTTOM was originally commissioned as part of the Joe's Pub 2013 New York Voices series. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now for The Public's 2014-15 Season, Featuring Works by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bridget Everett & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Single tickets are on sale now for The Public Theater's 2014-15 season that will include three world premiere musicals, a free Public Works musical adaptation of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, new plays by Suzan-Lori Parks, Young Jean Lee, and Lemon Andersen, Bridget Everett's new show at Joe's Pub, the 11th edition of the acclaimed Under the Radar Festival, the continuation of the Mobile Shakespeare Unit, the fifth season of Public Forum, New Work Now!, the Emerging Writers Group Spotlight Series and $20 tickets to Public Lab, now in its eighth year. Single tickets are available by calling (212) 967-7555, at www.publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at Astor Place at 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)

Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora to Perform 'Black Widow' on 2014 VMA's
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Billboard.com reports that Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora will perform their hit single 'Black Widow' at the August 24th VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS on MTV. The single is currently at No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100. (more...)

Beyonce to Perform, Receive Michael Jackson Vanguard Award on 2014 VMA's
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Beyonce has joined the all-star line up for the highly anticipated 2014 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Beyonce Promos Appearance in MTV's VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

The world will be watching during a once-in-a-lifetime performance by Beyonce, only at the MTV Video Music Awards. Watch her live on Sunday, August 24 at 9/8c and check out the promo below! (more...)

Adriane Lenox, Julia Duffy and Will Lyman Join Malcolm-Jamal Warner in Huntington's GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company announces that Julia Duffy, Tony Award winner Adriane Lenox, and Boston favorite Will Lyman will join the previously announced Malcolm-Jamal Warner in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, the opening production of the 2014 Best of Boston's 33rd season. (more...)

TV Land Greenlights 12-Episode 4th Season Order for THE SOUL MAN
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

TV Land has given the greenlight for a 12-episode fourth season order of its mulit-camera comedy THE SOUL MAN. (more...)

VIDEO: Ariana Grande Discusses New Album, VMAs, BIG BROTHER Frankie
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

In a new video from USA Today Broadway baby and pop music megastar Ariana Grande talks about the changes in her newest album. She says the new singles have a more mature sound than her previous hits. She also talks about the incredible year she has had which took her from VMA preshow to opening act. Finally, she discusses her pride in the way her brother Frankie J. Grande has handled himself on the CBS reality show 'Big Brother.' (more...)

Kevin Hart Announces 2nd Annual 2014 HartBeat Weekend London
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Kevin Hart, HartBeat Productions and iGo Marketing & Entertainment are proud to announce the second annual 2014 Hartbeat Weekend, enhanced with hilarity, music and more. (more...)

Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande to Perform 'Bang Bang' on 2014 VMA's
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

MTV News reports that Jessie J will be performing at the VMAs this Sunday, August 24th. The singer will be joined by her "Bang Bang" co-stars Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande (more...)

Sam Smith Set to Perform at MTV Video Music Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

According to MTV.com, Sam Smith will bring his soulful melodies to the MTV Video Music Awards. (more...)

VIDEO: Shakira & Blake Shelton Perform 'Medicine' on 2014 ACM Awards
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

At last night's 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards, aired live on CBS, Voice judges Shakira and Blake Shelton teamed up for a performance of the Latin American stars new single 'Medicine.' (more...)

Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban Top 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS; Winners Announced!
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Winners have been announced for the 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, a star-studded ceremony broadcast LIVE last night on the CBS Television Network (more...)

THE 49TH ACM AWARDS Dominates Sunday Night Ratings
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

THE 49TH ACM AWARDS dominated Sunday in viewers and key demographics, leading CBS to its fifth straight Sunday win in viewers and third consecutive in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for April 6. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from Last Night's ACM AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

George Strait won entertainer of the year, and Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban were the top winners of the night. Below, check out highlights from last night's ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS on CBS! (more...)

Cedric The Entertainer to Exit WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE
by TV News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

After a single season as host, Cedric The Entertainer has confirmed that he'll be exiting Disney-ABC's long-running game show WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE. (more...)

Scoop: THE TALK on CBS - April 30 - May 2, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 29, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE TALK, airing on CBS on April 30 - May 2, 2014! (more...)

History to Produce Special White House Correspondent's Dinner Video
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

HISTORY will unite with the White House Correspondents' Association to produce a special video commemorating the centennial celebration of the organization that represents the White House Press Corps. (more...)

Virginia Arts Festival to Welcome Dance Theatre of Harlem & Richard Alston Dance Company in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Virginia Arts Festival presents Dance Theatre of Harlem on May 17 and 18 in Norfolk and Richard Alston Dance Company on May 21 and 23 in Norfolk and Williamsburg in this year's Dance Series. The 2014 Festival features two world-class companies who have rewritten the rules for these art forms. (more...)

El Rey Network Begins Production on Unscripted Original CUTTING CREW
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

El Rey Network today announced start of production on 'Cutting Crew,' a new, unscripted original that explores the edgy artistry of a dynamic team of barbers who have made a name for themselves for thinking outside the stylist box. (more...)

Scoop: THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON on CBS - Week of April 21, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON, airing on CBS for the week of April 21, 2014! (more...)

Photo Flash: ABSINTHE Celebrates Third Anniversary at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, the captivating acro-cabaret variety show, ABSINTHE, celebrated its third anniversary at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Following a full standing ovation during the show's finale, ABSINTHE's eccentric producer - The Gazillionaire - took the stage to address the crowd, expressing gratitude for the community's ongoing support of the show. At the conclusion of his speech, the company was presented with a commemorative Spiegeltent-shaped cake onstage featuring The Gazillionaire, his zany assistant Penny Pibbets and her infamous sock puppets, and ABSINTHE's 'Green Fairy' Melody Sweets. In conjunction with the anniversary celebration, the ABSINTHE tent was adorned with red and white LED lights, beautifully illuminating the outside of the venue. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Scoop: THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON on CBS - Week of April 21, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 17, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON, airing on CBS for the week of April 21, 2014! (more...)

TV Land's THE SOUL MAN Teams w/ St. Judes for Awareness PSA
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Cedric 'The Entertainer' and Niecy Nash, stars of TV Land's 'The Soul Man,' are appearing in a new PSA for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (more...)

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