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Jon Feltheimer to Receive Producer's Guild 2015 Milestone Award; Ryan Murphy Co-Chairs Event
by Movies News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer will be honored with the 2015 Milestone Award. The award will be presented to Mr. Feltheimer at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on January 24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kickoff Cocktail Reception for Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Longtime arts patrons Ann and William Van Ness welcomed guests to their art filled townhouse for a very special kickoff cocktail reception for the committees and honorees of the upcoming ROLEX presents NEW YORK NEW YORK a helluva town - Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee which takes place Monday, October 6, 2014 followed by dinner at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. Scroll down for photos from the soiree! (more...)

Stephen Costello Set for San Francisco Opera World Premiere, Return to the Met, Debut at Wigmore and More in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Stephen Costello looks forward to a number of important firsts in 2014-15. Besides creating the role of Michele in San Francisco Opera's world premiere production of Two Women, the Tucker Award-winning tenor returns to the Metropolitan Opera for a pair of house role debuts, reprising his star turn as Alfredo -- also seen this season at the Vienna State Opera -- in La traviata, and singing Camille in Susan Stroman's new staging of The Merry Widow. He makes his professional role debut as Ferrando in Così fan tutte at Houston Grand Opera, and house debuts at both Austin Lyric Opera, in the title role of a new Roméo et Juliette, and London's Wigmore Hall, where he launches the season with a solo recital in the prestigious Rosenblatt Series. Costello also joins his wife, soprano Ailyn Pérez, for romantic duets from their recent hit album, Love Duets, with the BBC Symphony at London's Barbican Hall, and on a U.S. duo recital tour to the opera houses of Washington, Dallas, San Diego, and Philadelphia. (more...)

Quinn Archer to Play Whiskey a Go Go, 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

The music celebration continues. Quinn Archer and 17th street artists to perform at West Hollywood's famed 'Whiskey A Go Go' on Monday, September 8th at 9 p.m. For further info go to:; 8901 W. Sunset blvd. West Hollywood, CA. (more...)

Michael Kors Names THEATER TALK One of His Top Three DVR Shows
by TV News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

In September's Vanity Fair Magazine's feature, 'My Stuff,' MICHAEL KORS, superstar fashion designer/entrepeneur (and astute former 'Project Runway' judge), tells VF's readers that his favorite movie is 'All About Eve;' his favorite gadget is his Black Mercedes S550; his stationary is Cartier, his three muses are Jackie Kennedy, Lauren Hutton and Ali McGraw; and one of his 'Top three DVR shows' is THEATER TALK (along with Mad Men and Big Cat Diary). (more...)

Review Roundup: Denzel Washington Stars in THE EQUALIZER
by Danielle DeSisto - Sep 26, 2014

Based on the television series of the same name, Denzel Washington stars in the new action thriller THE EQUALIZER. (more...)

The Raw Beauty Project NYC Teams Up with the Reeve Foundation to Host a Groundbreaking Photography Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

To ignite a global conversation and transform stereotypes, The Raw Beauty Project NYC has partnered with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to showcase an exhibit of photographs featuring twenty women living with various types of disabilities. Proving there is no singular definition of beauty, the photographs will be unveiled at ACA Galleries tonight, September 20 th, with proceeds from the event benefitting the Reeve Foundation. (more...)

ROM Contemporary Culture Unveils New Season of Exhibitions, Events and Lectures Featuring Douglas Coupland, Bob Colacello and Sarah Thornton
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

ROM Contemporary Culture (RCC) today announced its new season of exhibitions, events and lectures. RCC's dynamic new calendar features Douglas Coupland's exhibition everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything, presented by TD Bank Group, opening at the ROM and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) on January 31, 2015. Also featured is Bob Colacello, Vanity Fair Special Correspondent and former editor of Andy Warhol's Interview, who will present this year's Eva Holtby lecture Warhol and Reagan: Architects of Change? on November 17, 2014. In addition, best-selling author Sarah Thornton will speak on October 30, 2014 on her new book 33 Artists in 3 Acts which examines the inner lives of contemporary artists. (more...)

New Joan Rivers Biography Slated for 2016 Release
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Vanity Fair and New York Times journalist Leslie Bennetts has signed on to write the new biography 'Joan Rivers: A Life.' (more...)

Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson Star in New Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

Comedy writer and director Peter Bogdanovich, Academy Award-nominated for The Last Picture Show (1972), is set to direct a new comedy, starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson. According to, Aniston and Wilson star in SHE'S FUNNY THAT WAY, a film about the folly of making assumptions about other people. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 9/17/2014 - 9/19/2014
by BWW - Sep 14, 2014

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 9/17/2014 - 9/19/2014! (more...)

Tig Notaro Coming to Ridgefield Playhouse, 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Comedian Tig Notaro's Boyish Girl Interrupted Tour will stop at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Monday, September 29, at 8 p.m. She is called "a comic's comic", and her stage persona is somewhere on the Steven Wright-Todd Barry-Mitch Hedberg continuum. Hers is a distinct brand of observational comedy. Tig is known for her debut role in the feature film In a World, her work in Shreveport with Ryan Phillippe and Walk of Shame with Elizabeth Banks. No holds barred for this comedian who tells it like it is - from doing a bit on pop star Taylor Dane to announcing to the audience that she had breast cancer, Tig's stand-up has become 'instantly legendary' with many comedians praising her work. This event is part of the Clark Construction Comedy Series. (more...)

Magician Steve Cohen Produces 'TYCOONS' -- The Stradivarius Of Playing Cards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Think Federer's tennis racket, Baryshnikov's ballet slippers, Perlman's violin. For close-up magician Steve Cohen, star of the weekly Chamber Magic show in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, an essential tool of the trade is a good deck of cardsand none measured up. So Mr. Cohen, a.k.a. The Millionaires' Magician, created his own sleek, ultra-luxury deck and called them TYCOONS in honor of his exclusive clientele. (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...)

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 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 (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...)

Tommy Hilfiger Debuts Fall 2014 Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The Tommy Hilfiger Group, which is wholly owned by PVH Corp., announced its Fall 2014 global advertising campaign la víe en rõpe. The Hilfigers - the beloved all-American family at the heart of the brand's marketing strategy - make the trek to Lake Tahoe, where California and Nevada meet, to establish a preppy outpost as the eclectic group of characters conquer the great outdoors. All the rugged references are here: high-peak parkas, snowlines of shearling, blazers and bungee cords; burnished sunset plaids show up in shirtdresses, leather jackets and boots. And in case of emergencies, there'll be a St. Bernard. (more...)

Standard Media Index (SMI) June and 2nd Quarter 2014 Ad Spend Data U.S. Media Market Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Standard Media Index (SMI) today announces their Ad Spend data for June 2014 and the second quarter. The SMI pool now captures 75% of total U.S. agency spend, coming exclusively from the booking systems of 5 of the 6 global media holding groups, as well as leading independents. This actual spend data provides the clearest picture of the flow of dollars across the sector and details competitive performance for every media company in the U.S. on a monthly basis. SMI's proprietary methodology offers timely, unparalleled visibility into the media sector by key advertising categories. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present THE ALCHEMIST, Begin. 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents Ben Jonson's The Alchemist, a rowdy tale of con artists and their gullible prey. (more...)

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...)

Epicurious and Swirl Networks Partner to Bring Beacon-Powered Mobile Experiences to In-Store Shoppers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

BOSTON and NEW YORK, Aug 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Epicurious, a Conde Nast brand, and award-winning lifestyle web and mobile platform, is partnering with Swirl Networks to bring exclusive in-store digital experiences to its broad audience of lifestyle enthusiasts. Swirl is the leading enterprise-class beacon marketing platform provider, powered by Bluetooth Smart and Apple's iBeacon technology. Swirl beacons installed in retail shopping locations throughout North America will be used to trigger delivery of value-added lifestyle content and personalized offers to over 9 million Epicurious mobile app users. (more...)

Stephen Costello and Ailyn Perez Launch 2014-15 with U.S. LOVE DUETS Recital Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

On a U.S. duo recital tour this September, Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pérez -- the husband-and-wife team dubbed “Pérello” by the BBC and “the Jay-Z and Beyoncé” of opera by Vanity Fair -- sing romantic favorites from their hit album release, Love Duets. (more...)

teNeues to Release THE BEAUTY BOOK by Kenneth Willardt
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

In this book Kenneth Willardt celebrates beauty the way he knows best: by having women (and a few men) seduce his inquisitive camera freely, creatively, intimately . . . as if he were not behind it. They're ultimately deeply touched by what he sees. His camera is the keyhole to life, which is sometimes raw and sometimes glamorous, but always undeniably beautiful. (more...)

Spoiler: DOWNTON ABBEY Season 5 to Open with Death-Defying Stunt
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Action isn't usually what viewers are seeking when they tune into ITV's cult period drama DOWNTON ABBEY, but it's what they'll get in the Series 5 premiere, according to Vanity Fair and several UK TV news sites. (more...)

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Announces Addition of Seven Shows with Jerry Seinfeld
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is pleased to announce the addition of seven shows with Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning comedian Jerry Seinfeld, performing at Borgata's intimate 2,500-seat Event Center. Seinfeld will continue his series through 2016, with tickets on sale this Friday (August 22(nd)) for his first show scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend - Saturday, November 29(th), 2014. (more...)

Premiering October 15 On THE SCENE - HeyUSA - Crowd-Sourced Travel Show Starring YouTube Superstars Grace Helbig And Mamrie Hart
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Conde Nast Entertainment (CNE) today announced that Astronauts Wanted's (AW) HeyUSA will premiere full-length episodes exclusively on THE SCENE ( October 15th. HeyUSA the first-of-its-kind series starring YouTube sensations, and best friends, Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart takes fans on an eight week summer road trip to celebrate America's hidden gems. (more...)

NBC Announces Massive Marketing Campaign for New Season of THE BLACKLIST
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

NBC is waging a comprehensive marketing campaign to ensure the continued awareness for its No. 1 drama series, “The Blacklist,” which kicks off its second season at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Monday, Sept. 22. (more...)

Review Roundup: Best-Selling Novel THE GIVER Hits Theaters Today!
by Danielle DeSisto - Aug 15, 2014

Adapted from Lois Lowry's novel of the same name, 'The Giver opens nationwide today, August 15th. (more...)

Soprano Ailyn Perez to Crown 2014-15 with Debuts at The Met and Houston Grand Opera
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Described by Opera News as the “lyric soprano who truly seems to have it all,” Ailyn Pérez takes the stage at leading opera houses on both sides of the Atlantic in 2014-15 for an exciting new season that features house debuts at both the Metropolitan Opera and Houston Grand Opera, the latter also serving as a role debut for Pérez as Desdemona in Verdi's Otello. (more...)

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