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Based on the career of Sir Winston Churchill and his activities during World War II.

Golf Channel to Air Encore Presentation of ARNIE, 9/10
by TV News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Celebrating Arnold Palmer's 85th birthday, Golf Channel on Wednesday will air an encore presentation of the critically acclaimed Arnie which chronicles the life and legacy of Palmer and became the most-watched original production in Golf Channel history. The three-part television event will air in consecutive hours beginning at 3 p.m. ET and in primetime at 8 p.m. ET. (more...)

West End's WICKED Now On Sale Into November 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

WICKED, the smash hit musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has announced the opening of its 18th new booking period, on Monday 8 September 2014 at 10.00am, with 500,000 new tickets going on sale for performances until Saturday 7 November 2015. (more...)

The Piece Project & Greenway Court Theatre to Offer Reading of 4000 DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

THE PIECE PROJECT and GREENWAY COURT THEATRE present an exclusive Los Angeles reading of Peter Quilter's 4000 DAYS on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 8pm. Founded by Devon Gummersall and Andrew Carlberg, THE PIECE PROJECT is a celebrity-based theater ensemble. Every two-three months, The Piece Project hosts a play reading to benefit a local Los Angeles theater company. Ian Forester will direct this reading of 4000 DAYS, whose cast includes Justin Kirk, Matthew Lillard and Jean Smart. (more...)

The Playwrights Realm's MY MAÑANA COMES Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

The Playwrights Realm's World Premiere production of MY MAÑANA COMES by Elizabeth Irwin, directed by Chay Yew, opens tonight, September 4, at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). The show runs through September 20th, 2014 only. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Matt Doyle & More to Join Will Van Dyke at 54 Below in November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Tony Award-nominee Annaleigh Ashford and star of Book Of Mormon and War Horse, Matt Doyle will headline "Chasing The Day" a new song cycle by songwriter and Kinky Boots Associate Music Director Will Van Dyke. They will also be joined by If/Then star Tamika Sonja Lawrence and Preston Sadleir (Next to Normal) at 54 Below on Monday, November 17, 2014. The four actors will play two shows on November 17th (7:00 PM & 9:30 PM), with direction by Kerry Whigham and musical direction by Dominick Amendum. Originally released as an album on Sh-K-Boom Records in October 2010, Van Dyke's Chasing the Day has been reimagined as a song cycle about breaking up, breaking down, and breaking through, and will soon be available for theatrical licensing. Tickets for Chasing The Day at 54 Below range from $30-$65, and are on sale now at www.54below.com. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WICKED Defies Gravity Once Again Now Thru September 14th
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Sep 3, 2014

Glinda and Elphaba have flown into San Jose to appear in Wicked and have broken box office records at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts, grossing $1,516,245 during the first week of its three-week engagement. The two witches will be in town (along with a phenomenal cast) through September 14 only so get your tickets now before somebody drops a house on you. Hodges & Hodges are seasoned Wicked audience viewers, but we're here to tell you that this company is spectacular and you're in for a wonderful night of theatre at Broadway San Jose. (more...)

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Disney Animation's Next Feature Film BIG HERO 6
by Movies News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Below, get a first look at Walt Disney Animation Studios' next feature film BIG HERO 6 with this special 2-minute sneak peek! (more...)

FROZEN Characters to Reunite for Upcoming Short Film, Updated Information!
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 2, 2014

During Tuesday's THE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC, the House of Mouse announced that in addition to the upcoming sing-a-long DVD and FROZEN: ON ICE, the entire FROZEN cast of characters will be brought back together for a short film, complete with a new song. Host Josh Gad didn't reveal any other details, but fans ages 4 to 104 are probably already eagerly waiting. (more...)

Disney Announces Newest Marvel Adaptation BIG HERO 6
by Movies News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Vo of ON THE TOWN - Getting 'Snipered'
by Guest Blogger: Christopher Vo - Sep 12, 2014

Things are moving along so quickly as the first preview performance of On The Town (September 20) approaches. We have completed teching almost half of our show. One of my favorite songs in the show is 'Lonely Town', performed by Tony Yazbeck (as the sailor Gabey). Tony's voice is hauntingly gorgeous, and the accompanying duet danced by Kristine Covillo and Stephen Hanna is stunning. On The Town is such a comedic show, so it is a refreshing change of pace when we get to the 'Lonely Town' number. I dressed up my dogs, Hugo and Banjo, in sailor outfits and took pictures of them. Enjoy. I imagine them howling out this tune while they are home alone. (more...)

Seattle Theatre Group Receives Grant from Disney
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Seattle Theatre Group was recently selected as a regional grantee for Disney Musicals in Schools (DMIS), by Disney Theatrical Group. The designation comes with a $100,000 grant from Disney Citizenship, which will provide a unique educational opportunity to five Title 1 Seattle/King County public elementary schools during after-school hours. The selected schools are: Emerson Elementary, Mt. View Elementary, Van Asselt Elementary, West Seattle Elementary, and White Center Heights Elementary. The program is based on Disney KIDS musicals, written for elementary-aged students, and designed for production in a school setting. These half-hour shows feature accessible music, ensemble casts, and classic Disney stories such as 101 Dalmatians, Aladdin, The Aristocats, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Sleeping Beauty, and Winnie the Pooh. (more...)

FREE AS AIR Begin 5 October at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the world premiere of Salad Days, and as part of the Finborough Theatre acclaimed Celebrating British Music Theatre series, Stewart Nicholls directs the first professional UK revival in over 50 years of Julian Slade's musical Free As Air, playing Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from Sunday, 5 October 2014 (Press Night: Monday, 6 October 2014 at 7.30pm) (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse & Naples Performing Arts Center to Present STAR Academy Classes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Gulfshore Playhouse and Naples Performing Arts Center have announced a partnership to present STAR Academy classes. For the fall session, Gulfshore Playhouse teaching artists will teach four classes at Naples Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Theatre for Young Audiences' 2014-15 Season to Include THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA, I HAVE A DREAM & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Theatre at the Center's Theatre for Young Audiences, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN, recognized for presenting exciting, fun and educational productions, announces their 2014-2015 season. Meet Princess Penelope and her wacky friends in The Princess and the Pea, the musical comedy running October 9 through 11; journey to Hundred Acre Woods and experience A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail, a merry musical December 1-2, 4-6 and 8-13; I Have A Dream, a captivating performance that honors the spirit of one of America's most influential leaders, held January 20 through 23; and a rendition of the classic fantasy tale Peter Pan and the Pirates, comes to life on stage April 8 through April 12. (more...)

Jason Bowen, Jose Joaquin Perez, Brian Quijada & Reza Salazar to Star in Playwrights Realm's MY MAÑANA COMES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The Playwrights Realm has announced casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the world Premiere of MY MAÑANA COMES by Elizabeth Irwin, directed by Chay Yew (Artistic Director for Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago). The production runs August 26th through September 20th, 2014 with a September 4th opening at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of THE WONDER YEARS Reunite!
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The cast of TV's THE WONDER YEARS got together to celebrate the upcoming release of the series on DVD through StarVista Entertainment/Time Life. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kerry Ellis, Back in Green for WICKED in the West End!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2014

WICKED, the smash hit musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, recently surpassed the run of Me and My Girl to become the 14th longest-running musical in West End theatre history. Not only that, but Kerry Ellis is back onstage as 'Elphaba'. Scroll down for photos of her in action! (more...)

Kerry Ellis Returns - WICKED Becomes 14th Longest-Running West End Musical EVER!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

WICKED, the smash hit musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has surpassed the run of Me and My Girl to become the 14th longest-running musical in West End theatre history. (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, August 8 at noon. (more...)

Ashleigh Gray, Emily Tierney, Samuel Edwards & More Join WICKED UK Tour; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

WICKED, the global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, just announced that Ashleigh Gray (Elphaba), Emily Tierney (Glinda), Samuel Edwards (Fiyero), Marilyn Cutts (Madame Morrible), Steven Pinder (The Wizardand Doctor Dillamond), Carina Gillespie (Nessarose), Richard Vincent (Boq), Jacqueline Hughes (Standby Elphaba), Joe Atkinson, Joshua Berg, Chrissy Brooke, Ben Carruthers, Harrison Clark, Lauren Ellis-Steele, Oliver Evans, Victoria Farley, Natasha Ferguson, Zoe George, Natalie Green, Will Knights, Sophie Leigh-Griffin, Candy Marriot, Tom Mather, Brian McCann, Ashley Morgan-Davies, Stephanie Powell, Wendy-Lee Purdy, Elisha Sherman, Grant Thresh, Hannah Veerapen and Danny Whitehead will star in the record-breaking UK Tour from Tuesday 16 September 2014 at Liverpool Empire Theatre. (more...)

Oxygen Announces Nail Artists for New Competition Series NAIL'D IT, Premiering 10/7
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Oxygen Media 'MANIpulates' the hottest fashion trend of nail art into a creative and innovative competition series, “Nail'd It,” premiering Tuesday, October 7 at 9pm ET/PT. (more...)

WICKED UK Celebrates 6 Million Theatregoers To Date
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 3, 2014

The wonderful world of Oz is glowing just a little bit greener as it appears in London's West End via mega-hit musical mainstay WICKED, which celebrated 6 million theatregoers last week. (more...)

Gad Hosts THE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC 9/2
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

"The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic" is an all-new, original special in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions and Walt Disney Animation Studios. The special ventures behind-the-scenes for an exclusive look at the origins and evolution of the Academy Award®-winning film "Frozen," now the biggest animated feature of all time. A breathtaking and fantastic saga, the special tells the real story of making a modern movie based on a timeless tale that nearly overnight became a cultural touchstone for legions of fans. (more...)

Nikki Davis-Jones Withdraws from WICKED in West End and UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

WICKED, the global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, announced earlier this summer that Ashleigh Gray would join the record-breaking UK Tour from Tuesday September 16, 2014 as Elphaba, as current cast member Nikki Davis-Jones was secheduled to join the London production from Monday October 27, 2014. Now according to the show's official Twitter feed, Davis-Jones has withdrawn form both productions. (more...)

Producer Reveals More on ABC's 'THE STORY OF FROZEN' Special; Confirms Broadway Plans
by Movies News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

In an interview with TVGuide.com, FROZEN producer Peter Del Vecho revealed more details about ABC's upcoming 'STORY OF FROZEN' behind-the-scenes special, set to air next Tuesday, September 2. He also confirmed plans for the upcoming Broadway musical adaptation of the film as the 'next logical step' for the FROZEN universe. (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery Policy for Run at Ed Mirvish Theatre
by Alan Henry - Aug 27, 2014

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Ed Mirvish Theatre for a nine-week engagement September 3 through November 2. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Ed Mirvish Theatre box office, 244 Victoria Street will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. (more...)

MY MANANA COMES Begins Previews at Playwrights Realm
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The Playwrights Realm presents the World Premiere of MY MAÑANA COMES by Elizabeth Irwin. MY MAÑANA COMES is directed by Chay Yew (Artistic Director for Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago). The production runs tonight, August 26, through September 20, 2014 with a September 4 opening at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

Tickets to WICKED at Detroit Opera House On Sale 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2011, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to the Detroit Opera House, December 10 - January 4. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 12 at 10 AM at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online at www.ticketmaster.com/wicked or www.broadwayindetroit.com and at the Fisher Theatre and Detroit Opera House box offices. (more...)

Hodges & Hodges Set the Stage for Broadway San Jose's WICKED!
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Aug 25, 2014

So much happened before Dorothy dropped in . . . and you know what that means. That's right! WICKED is back in the Bay Area at Broadway San Jose, August 27 through September 14! So fly in on a broomstick, drop down in a house or float in on a bubble or a hot air balloon and get your tickets now! But before that, Hodges & Hodges set the stage for you, so get ready to have some fun! (more...)

Columbia Children's Theatre Offers Ticket Discounts for 2014-15 Season, Featuring Pirates, Rabbits and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT) is gearing up for it's 10th season of engaging, professional live theatre for families and young audiences across South Carolina. For a limited time, the organization is offering discounted season "flex passes" that can be used to secure tickets throughout the season, saving money for patrons in the process. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal with the Cast of Playwrights Realm's MY MANANA COMES
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2014

The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Artistic Director; Alexander Orbovich, Managing Director) presents the world Premiere of MY MAÑANA COMES by Elizabeth Irwin anddirected by Chay Yew. Performances begin August 26 and continue through September 20, 2014 with a September 4 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). Go inside rehearsals in the video below! (more...)

Sundance Institute & Metroplex Announce Films for Sundance Film Festival – Hong Kong Selects
by Movies News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Sundance Institute and The Metroplex announced today the eight new independent films that will premiere as part of the Sundance Film Festival - Hong Kong Selects screening series (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery for San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is making its South Bay premiere at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) with performances from August 27 - September 14. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Center for the Performing Arts box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Performs DREAMGIRLS' 'I'm Not Going' on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Jennifer Hudson stopped by this morning's TODAY as part of the show's Toyota Concert Series to perform 'And I Am Telling You' from 'Dreamgirls' (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Debuts New Song 'Dangerous'; Performs 'It's Your World'
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Jennifer Hudson stopped by this morning's TODAY to debut her new single 'Dangerous', a track from her highly anticipated new album titled 'JHUD', due out in September. (more...)

Scoop: THE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC on ABC - Tuesday, September 2, 2014
by - Aug 18, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC, airing on ABC on Tuesday, September 2, 2014! (more...)

More Details Revealed on ABC's THE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” is an all-new, original special in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions and Walt Disney Animation Studios. (more...)

El Capitan Theatre to Host FROZEN Sing-A-Long, 8/22-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Hollywood's legendary El Capitan Theatre presents a special engagement of Disney's "Frozen" Sing-along version Aug. 22 - Sept. 7, 2014. Each screening will be accompanied by Elsa, live on stage, snow inside the theatre, plus the all-new short "Feast" from Walt Disney Animation Studios. (more...)

TV Legend Kim Zimmer to Rejoin Cast of WICKED First North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The company of the first North American tour of WICKED will welcome back Kim Zimmer as Madame Morrible on Tuesday, September 30 in Albuquerque, NM. (more...)

Craig Ferguson Finalizing Deal for Syndicated Talk Show
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

According to Variety, the outgoing 'LATE LATE' host is finalizing a deal with Tribune Media for a 7 p.m. Syndicated show, as the group previously attempted with Arsenio Hall. (more...)

Playwrights Realm to Offer Limited Ticket Initiative During MY MANANA COMES Previews
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Playwrights Realm will to bring back their '1to5 Ticket Drive' initiative during preview performances for the World Premiere of MY MAÑANA COMES by Elizabeth Irwin. Tickets for the first preview start at $1 and increase by $1 for each preview performance that week (August 26 - $1; August 27 - $2; August 28 - $3; August 29 - $4; August 30 - $5). Tickets for performances on August 31, September 2 and September 3 are $15. Tickets range in price from $25 to $35 for all regular performances (September 4 thru 20). Student rush tickets are available for $10 for all performances from August 31 thru September 20. (more...)

Theatre @ Boston Court to Stage Samuel Beckett's HAPPY DAYS, Opening 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents Happy Days by Samuel Beckett, directed by Andrei Belgrader and featuring Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub. Opening night is Saturday, September 13, 2014 on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue. (more...)

Disney's Sing-Along Edition of FROZEN Coming to DVD 11/18; Now Available for Pre-Order
by Movies News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Disney will release a sing-along edition of their animated Academy Award-winning film FROZEN to DVD on November 18th. (more...)

ABC to Air All-New Special THE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC ft 'Exciting Announcements' on Film's Future!
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

'The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic' is an all-new, original special in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions and Walt Disney Animation Studios. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown's 13 THE MUSICAL Coming to the Big Screen!
by Movies News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Looks like we'll all have a little more homework to do! CBS Films has today announced plans to bring Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown's stage musical 13 to the big screen! (more...)

VIDEO: Disney Unveils Footage from BIG HERO 6 in New TV Spot
by Movies News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Baymax, from Disney's highly anticipated animated film BIG HERO 6 has some important ocean tips to ensure you survive the upcoming weeks. (more...)

Tina Lifford to Star in Generation W's Benefit Performance of THE CIRCLE at Alhambra, 8/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Generation W will present the Jacksonville premiere and benefit performance of THE CIRCLE. THE CIRCLE is written by and stars nationally known actress, Tina Lifford and directed by Shirley Jo Finney, who has won multiple awards for her special talent and eye for storytelling. Tina Lifford and Generation W are teaming up with The Alhambra Theater and Dining to showcase THE CIRCLE Sunday, August 24th and Monday, August 25th. (more...)

New Tickets to WICKED at Sydney's Capitol Theatre Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Due to extraordinary demand, new tickets have been released for the Sydney season of the award-winning musical theatre blockbuster WICKED. With performances at Sydney's Capitol Theatre beginning on September 20, new tickets have been released for performances from 18 to 23 November. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, August 9 - Part 2 - The Pirates of FINDING NEVERLAND Pose, Goodspeed's 'FIDDLER' and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2014

Yesterday's SIPs come from FINDING NEVERLAND at A.R.T., Goodspeed's THE FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, the national tour of GHOST, and many more! (more...)

Walt Disney Records to Release MARY POPPINS Legacy Collection, 8/26
by Movies News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Walt Disney Records' newly created line of collectible CDs, Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection, celebrates the anniversaries of Disney's most cherished and classic films that have been enchanting audiences for generations. (more...)

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