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Theater Project to Host 20th Anniversary Gala, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

On Thursday, May 15th devoted theater lovers will celebrate two decades of the best in contemporary theater in New Jersey. The 20th Anniversary Gala for The Theater Project, a professional theater company, will be held at the Wilshire Grand in West Orange. The evening will include a cocktail hour, sit down dinner, silent auction and conclude with an entertainment program. (more...)

Penguin Classics to Release ALPINE GIGGLE WEEK and THE LAST DAYS OF DOROTHY PARKER, 5/27
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

On May 27, 2014, Penguin Classics will release two previously unpublished works by renowned literary wit Dorothy Parker and her biographer Marion Meade. ALPINE GIGGLE WEEK: How Dorothy Parker Set Out to Write the Great American Novel and Ended Up in a TB Colony Atop an Alpine Peak is a hilarious and practically unknown letter by Dorothy Parker written to her publishers in 1930 (A Penguin Classics Special; On Sale: May 27, 2014; ISBN: 9780698153776; $1.99). THE LAST DAYS OF DOROTHY PARKER: The Extraordinary Lives of Dorothy Parker and Lillian Hellman and How Death Can Be Hell on Friendshipby biographer Marion Meade draws from new research to recount Dorothy Parker's last days before her death and the bizarre and unceremonious treatment of her remains following it (A Penguin Classics Special; On Sale: May 27, 2014; ISBN: 9781101627211; $2.99). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Vanity Fair's Shakespeare in the Park Shoot with Meryl Streep, James Earl Jones, Blythe Danner & More
by Stage Tube - May 30, 2014

Celebrating its 52nd Anniversary, Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater has brought 'the Bard to the Big Apple.' Below, go behind the scenes of the Vanity Fair's shoot with stars such as Meryl Streep, JAmes Earl Jones, Blythe Danner and more! (more...)

DREAM OF PERFECT SLEEP to Begin 17 June at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Dream of Perfect Sleep, a multi-award winning new play by acclaimed American playwright Kevin Kautzman in his full length UK debut will receive its world premiere at the Finborough Theatre for a four week run from Tuesday, 17 June 2014 (Press Night: Thursday 19 June 2014 at 7.30pm). (more...)

BWW Interviews: Fringe Spotlight: SCAR FACE: THE MUSICAL
by Ellen Dostal - May 28, 2014

You heard that right… SCAR FACE: THE MUSICAL. Producer Nick Howell and writer/director Chris O'Neill take a flying leap into the Fringe with a new musical that uses the film Scarface as its springboard. Check out this description: (more...)

Penguin Classics Releases ALPINE GIGGLE WEEK and THE LAST DAYS OF DOROTHY PARKER Today
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

On May 27, 2014, Penguin Classics will release two previously unpublished works by renowned literary wit Dorothy Parker and her biographer Marion Meade. ALPINE GIGGLE WEEK: How Dorothy Parker Set Out to Write the Great American Novel and Ended Up in a TB Colony Atop an Alpine Peak is a hilarious and practically unknown letter by Dorothy Parker written to her publishers in 1930 (A Penguin Classics Special; On Sale: May 27, 2014; ISBN: 9780698153776; $1.99). THE LAST DAYS OF DOROTHY PARKER: The Extraordinary Lives of Dorothy Parker and Lillian Hellman and How Death Can Be Hell on Friendshipby biographer Marion Meade draws from new research to recount Dorothy Parker's last days before her death and the bizarre and unceremonious treatment of her remains following it (A Penguin Classics Special; On Sale: May 27, 2014; ISBN: 9781101627211; $2.99). (more...)

Ovation to Kick Off Summer with Art Programming
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2014

Ovation, America's only arts network, kicks off the summer with an artful programming line-up that includes the exciting new series Big Ballet, Trending Trailers, Wall of Sound and Capture. The new programs premiere in May and June, along with Ovation favorites like The Art Of and The Artful Detective returning with all-new episodes. Here are the highlights: (more...)

FFT Productions Presents THE GET HAPPY HOUR WITH JUDY, 6/4-5
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Spend an evening with Judy Garland, America's Sweetheart, as she tells of the TV show she'd preferred to have done. Get to know again the Judy we all love, without all the booze and drugs. Share songs, laughs, and tears with Judy as portrayed by Kimberly Roberts, a Vanity Fair featured Garland doppelganger and featuring the directorial debut of Toronto stage star, Sarah Strange. Appearing as Judy Garland on the road in North America, Kimberly would often encounter Judy fans whose love and deep desire for more of Judy simply overwhelmed Kimberly. It is from this shared heartwarming love for Judy that this work was borne from. This is their project. This is their Judy. This is their America's Sweetheart. (more...)

Birmingham Repertory Theatre to Present WOMAN IN MIND, 13-28 June
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Dundee Rep Ensemble present Woman In Mind by Alan Ayckbourn, and directed by Marilyn Imrie. Performances run Friday 13 to Saturday 28 June. Press Night: Tuesday 17 June, 7pm. (more...)

HitFix & Moviefone Co-Founder/Voice Partner to Launch Video Six-Second Reviews
by Movies News Desk - May 20, 2014

HitFix (www.hitfix.com), the fastest-growing entertainment news brand in the US, and Russ Leatherman, the iconic voice and co-founder of Moviefone, today announced their partnership and the launch of video Six-Second Review (more...)

Fred Hersch Trio Makes Segerstrom Center Debut in Jazz Series This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

The 2013 - 2014 jazz season at Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes the debut of the Fred Hersch Trio this weekend, May 2 & 3 in Samueli Theater. (more...)

Allure And Conde Nast Entertainment Launch Allure Insiders
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

NEW YORK, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Today, Allure, the beauty expert, and Conde Nast Entertainment (CNE) are breaking new ground with the launch of Allure Insiders, Allure's first-ever digital-video influencer network. Allure and CNE have partnered with ten beauty-industry insidersranging from celebrity stylists to well-known YouTube-content creators and regular Allure contributors, including hairstylist Serge Normant and dermatologist Dr. Ava Shambanto create original beauty content exclusively for Allure. This network will build audience for Allure's recently launched digital-video channel through quality user-generated content. (more...)

Allure And Conde Nast Entertainment Launch Allure Insiders
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

NEW YORK, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Today, Allure, the beauty expert, and Conde Nast Entertainment (CNE) are breaking new ground with the launch of Allure Insiders, Allure's first-ever digital-video influencer network. Allure and CNE have partnered with ten beauty-industry insidersranging from celebrity stylists to well-known YouTube-content creators and regular Allure contributors, including hairstylist Serge Normant and dermatologist Dr. Ava Shambanto create original beauty content exclusively for Allure. This network will build audience for Allure's recently launched digital-video channel through quality user-generated content. (more...)

The Mexican Museum Opens LA COCINA: THE CULINARY TREASURES OF ROSA COVARRUBIAS Today
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

The Mexican Museum announces a new exhibition that is sure to tantalize the culinary senses of museum visitors. (more...)

Lucinda Williams to Play MPAC, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams performs at Mayo Performing Arts Center Friday, June 20, 2014 at 8 pm. Tickets are $39-69. WFUV is the media partner for this concert. (more...)

Polar Adds Facebook & AdTruth Leaders to Board; Former Conde Nast President to Advisory Team
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

2014 has been truly an exciting year for Polar and they are pleased to announce that Steve Irvine (Facebook) and James Lamberti (AdTruth) join their Board of Directors and James Bilefield (Conde Nast) joins their Advisory team. (more...)

Highlights from SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE's WEEKEND UPDATE with Cecily Strong and Colin Jost, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2014

Below, check out highlights from SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE'S 'Weekend Update' with Cecily Strong & Colin Jost. (more...)

Dr. Bob Arnot's 'Aztec Diet' Released in Paperback
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - HarperCollins Publishers LLC has released in paperback the New York Times Best selling book, The Aztec Diet authored by Bob Arnot M.D. represented by Agent Alan Morell, Creative Management Partners. Dr. Arnot is Medical Educator for Google Health, General Mills and several other Fortune 500 companies. (more...)

National Geographic Channel to Air 90S: THE LAST GREAT DECADE?, 7/6
by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

History can happen any day, anytime, anywhere and to anyone. That's a lesson learned by some of the unexpected newsmakers for National Geographic Channel's upcoming three-night miniseries event (more...)

National Geographic Channel Brings Together The Captivating Stories Of Unexpected Newsmakers In The '90s: The Last Great Decade?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ History can happen any day, anytime, anywhere and to anyone. That's a lesson learned by some of the unexpected newsmakers for National Geographic Channel's upcoming three-night miniseries event, The '90s: The Last Great Decade?, narrated by Rob Lowe. Among the 120 participants sharing firsthand aspects of their stories of their unanticipated brushes with fame in new, original interviews are: (more...)

Review Roundup: Mark Wahlberg Stars in New TRANSFORMERS Film!
by Movies News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Transformers are back again! The next installment in the beloved 'Transformers' franchise was released today, June 30th, and features many returning fan favorites, including Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. (more...)

World Premieres by Neil LaBute, Roger Hedden, Albert Innaurato & More Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2014, 7/18-8/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Throughline Artists will present SUMMER SHORTS 2014, their eighth annual festival of new American short plays from established and emerging writers, at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street). Performances will begin Friday July 18th, and continue through Saturday August 30th only. (more...)

Art Institute to Present New Edward Steichen Exhibit, 6/28-9/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Throughout his extensive career, famed photographer Edward Steichen (1879–1973) championed photography's multiple roles—from his earliest efforts to promote American photography as an equal among the modern fine arts, to his groundbreaking work for the magazine industry. (more...)

FFT Productions Presents Kimberly Roberts as Judy Garland in THE GET HAPPY HOUR WITH JUDY on 6/24 and 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Spend an evening with Judy Garland, America's Sweetheart, as she tells of the TV show she'd preferred to have done. Get to know again the Judy everyone loves, without all the booze and drugs. Share songs, laughs, and tears with Judy as portrayed by Kimberly Roberts, a Vanity Fair featured Garland doppelganger and featuring the directorial debut of Toronto stage star, Sarah Strange. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Birmingham Repertory Theatre's WOMAN IN MIND, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Dundee Rep Ensemble present Woman In Mind by Alan Ayckbourn, and directed by Marilyn Imrie. The production runs through Saturday 28 June, and officially opens tonight, Tuesday 17 June, 7pm. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Marc Maron Coming to Comedy Works Larimer Square, 7/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

For over twenty years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy for print, stage, radio and television. A legend in the stand-up community, he has appeared on HBO, Conan, Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Real Time, The Green Room and has two Comedy Central Presents specials. Marc's first book based on his solo show - The Jerusalem Syndrome: My Life as a Reluctant Messiah - is available on amazon.com. Marc's first three CDs - Not Sold Out, Tickets Still Available and Final Engagement - are comedy cult classics, while his newest album, This Has To Be Funny, was named #1 Comedy Album of 2011 by LaughSpin.com. (more...)

Scoop: 48 HOURS on CBS - Monday, June 16, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jun 12, 2014

Get all the scoop on 48 HOURS, airing on CBS on Monday, June 16, 2014! (more...)

Birmingham Repertory Theatre Opens WOMAN IN MIND Tomorrow, June 13-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Dundee Rep Ensemble present Woman In Mind by Alan Ayckbourn, and directed by Marilyn Imrie. The production opens tomorrow June 13 and runs through Saturday 28 June. Press Night: Tuesday 17 June, 7pm. (more...)

Spike TV Adapting Stephen Frey's THE CHAIRMAN
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Spike TV has joined forces with Ben Silverman's Electus to develop a script for an original series, 'The Chairman,' based on the best-selling novel by acclaimed author Stephen Frey. (more...)

Conde Nast Traveler Launches The Gold List App Across All Major Platforms, Powered By MAZ
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

NEW YORK, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Conde Nast Traveler announced the release of a new app called the Gold List last week, which is now available across all mobile and tablet devices. The app was created in partnership with MAZ, whose publishing platform powers nearly 1,000 apps across iOS, Android, Amazon, and the web. (more...)

Davenport Theatrical Announces 3rd Annual 10-Minute Play Contest; Submission Deadline 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Broadway Producer Ken Davenport (author of the popular blog, The Producer's Perspective) announces The 3rd Annual 10 Minute Play Contest! 10 original plays will be selected from submissions to be featured in a presentation evening and vie for the title of 'Best Play' as chosen by a panel of industry professionals. Finalists will receive a cash prize of $50 and the grand prize winner will receive $500. (more...)

Investigation Discovery to Premiere New Series VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

From sex scandals to cold-blooded murder, Vanity Fair has covered the most fascinating crime dramas of our age - stories at the cross section of power, wealth, and celebrity. (more...)

Quinn Archer to Celebrate First North American EP with Concert at Bar Lubitsch, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

On the heels of her 'Dark Places' single release earlier this month, London-born and Los Angeles-bred singer Quinn Archer is celebrating the highly anticipated launch of her first North American EP (July 29th, 2014) with an appearance set for Saturday August 2, 2014 at Bar Lubitsch in West Hollywood. (more...)

David Jacobs' Impromptu Photo-Sessions Capture Honest, Real Side of Celebrity Subjects in New Book 'CLOSE'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

MIAMI, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Celebrity photographer, David Jacobs is publishing a book of 100 portraits in September titled 'CLOSE'. Every week for 10 years Jacobs set up impromptu photo-sessions with famous subjects for his weekly photo-column published in the Miami Herald and other local publications. (more...)

David Jacobs' Impromptu Photo-Sessions Capture Honest, Real Side of Celebrity Subjects in New Book 'CLOSE'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

MIAMI, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Celebrity photographer, David Jacobs is publishing a book of 100 portraits in September titled 'CLOSE'. Every week for 10 years Jacobs set up impromptu photo-sessions with famous subjects for his weekly photo-column published in the Miami Herald and other local publications. (more...)

Cal Shakes to Present THE GREAT TRAGEDIES: MIKE DAISEY TAKES ON SHAKESPEARE, 10/2-12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

California Shakespeare Theater announced today that it will present the world premiere of The Great Tragedies: Mike Daisey Takes on Shakespeare, October 2 through October 12 at the Bruns Amphitheater. (more...)

Tony Bennett to Return to Ravinia Festival, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

There's only one! The magnificent Tony Bennett, returns to the Ravinia Festival on Saturday evening, August 16, at 8:30 PM. The foremost interpreter of American popular song and one of the Festival's most treasured and highly anticipated artists since his first appearance in 1984, Mr. Bennett headlines his 33rd Ravinia concert with this engagement. (more...)

Kate Upton to Debut First EXPRESS Campaign in Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Iconic American retailer, EXPRESS, Inc. announced that brand ambassador Kate Upton will debut her first advertising campaign for EXPRESS. The launch of the fall 2014 denim campaign with Upton makes her the first celebrity spokesperson to grace the brand's advertising in more than a decade. Upton will celebrate the launch with an exclusive RSVP-only 'A Date with Denim and Kate Upton' event at the recently opened EXPRESS Times Square store in New York City on Tuesday, July 8(th). (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Monica Lewinsky Opens Up on '90's Sex Scandal on New Nat Geo Special
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Famed White House intern Monica Lewinsky has mostly stayed out of the public eye since news of her sexual relationship with then President Bill Clinton shook the country. (more...)

Syfy Unveils New Unscripted Programming Slate
by TV News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Syfy today announced a compelling and bold new unscripted development slate of seven projects featuring docuseries about family run horror houses and a special effects pyrotechnics company, Silicon Valley billionaires, fascinating men and women confronting the apocalypse, to the geek pub quiz phenomenon and surviving a disaster – alone. (more...)

Review Roundup: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann in Romantic Comedy THE OTHER WOMAN
by Danielle DeSisto - Apr 25, 2014

Star-studded romantic comedy 'The Other Woman' hits theaters today, April 25th. Directed by Nick Cassavetes, the film features Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton, Leslie Mann, and pop star Nicki Minaj. (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko Welcomes Singer-Songwriter and Pianist Peter Cincotti Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein will welcome singer-songwriter-pianist, Peter Cincotti, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - tonight, April 24 (8 p.m.) and Friday, April 25 (8 p.m.). Peter will be performing a mix of songs from his critically acclaimed albums as well as some brand new material from his highly anticipated upcoming release. (more...)

The Daily Dot Hits 8 Million Uniques
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

AUSTIN, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/  The Daily Dot, the most comprehensive source of Internet-community news and cultural commentary, continues to grow at a record pace, reaching more than 8M uniques for the trailing month Monday, just one of several growth indicators further establishing it as the Internet's paper of record. Its monthly traffic now puts The Daily Dot ahead of heavily trafficked sites including the Daily Caller, Daily Beast, Cheezburger.com, Kotaku, and Real Simple, according to data from Quantcast. (more...)

The Women's Guild Cedars-Sinai Honors Marilu Henner and Jackie Collins at Their Annual Spring Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Women's Guild Cedars-Sinai will host their annual Spring Luncheon today at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Comedic actress and noted author Annabelle Gurwitch will be the master of ceremonies. Gurwitch is receiving rave reviews on her recently released essay collection, 'I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50.' (more...)

The Mexican Museum to Open LA COCINA: THE CULINARY TREASURES OF ROSA COVARRUBIAS, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Mexican Museum announces a new exhibition that is sure to tantalize the culinary senses of museum visitors. Opening at The Mexican Museum on Friday, May 16, La Cocina: The Culinary Treasures of Rosa Covarrubias will feature vintage photographs and an extraordinary array of Rosa's personal ceramics and cooking utensils from "la cocina" - which means "kitchen" in Spanish. Dating to the mid-20th century, these objects come from Rosa and Miguel Covarrubias' immense collection of over 2,500 paintings, ceramics, folk art, and personal photos. This incredible collection was gifted to The Mexican Museum by Adriana and Tom Williams. (more...)

New York Times Critic Ben Brantley Responds to James Franco's Jab
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, the new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men officially opened last night, April 16, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre, to mostly positive reviews from the critics. James Franco, who stars as George in the play, wasn't satisfied with a review by New York Times theatre critic Ben Brantley. Franco recently wrote a comment about the review from his official Instagram account (which has since been removed), which was captured by Vanity Fair's Richard Lawson. Franco writes: Sadly Ben Brantley and the NYT have embarrassed themselves. Brantley is such a little bitch he should be working for Gawker.com instead of the paper of record. The theatre community hate him, and for good reason, he's an idiot. (more...)

James Franco Calls Out Ben Brantley for New York Times Review of OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, the new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men officially opened last night, April 16, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre, to mostly positive reviews from the critics. James Franco, who stars as George in the play, wasn't satisfied with a review by New York Times theatre critic Ben Brantley. Franco recently wrote a comment about the review from his official Instagram account (which has since been removed), which was captured by Vanity Fair's Richard Lawson. Franco writes: Sadly Ben Brantley and the NYT have embarrassed themselves. Brantley is such a little bitch he should be working for Gawker.com instead of the paper of record. The theatre community hate him, and for good reason, he's an idiot. (more...)

Joe Zee Hosts Sundance TV's REVEALING: TRUE OR FAUX Special Tonight
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

SundanceTV examines the world of sartorial knock offs in its fourth all new special hosted by ELLE Creative Director Joe Zee, 'Revealing: True or Faux,' airing tonight, April 16th. (more...)

Warner Bros. Names Dee Dee Myers New Global Head of Corporate Communications
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Former White House Press Secretary and current political analyst and commentator Dee Dee Myers has been named Executive Vice President, Worldwide Corporate Communications and Public Affairs for Warner Bros (more...)

Elaine Stritch Almost Played a Nun in John Turturro's Movie FADING GIGOLO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

In an interview with Vanity Fair, director John Turturro talked about a shocking and hilarious idea he had for Broadway and film star Elaine Stritch in his movie FADING GIGOLO. (more...)

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