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Billy Porter Will Direct Sam Harris' HAM Musical at Theater 511 at Ars NovaBilly Porter Will Direct Sam Harris' HAM Musical at Theater 511 at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) will premiere at Theater 511 at Ars Nova in the New Year. This innovative and exciting hybrid theatrical concept is the culmination of Harris' successful 30 year career as actor, vocalist and, now, author. HAM: A Musical Memoir will play a limited engagement, with preview performances beginning Thursday, January 8, 2015, with an opening night set for Monday, January 12, 2015. (more...)

Angela Lansbury Launches BLITHE SPIRIT North American Tour in Los Angeles!Angela Lansbury Launches BLITHE SPIRIT North American Tour in Los Angeles!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT. Performances for BLITHE SPIRIT begin today, December 9th at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles with an official opening on Sunday, December 14. Following the closing of the LA engagement on Sunday, January 18th, the tour will continue on to SHN's Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco from Tuesday, January 20th through Sunday, February 1st; Mirvish Productions' Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto from Tuesday, February 10th through Sunday, March 15th and concludes in Washington D.C. from Tuesday, March 17th through Sunday, March 29th at the National Theatre where Lansbury made her first pre-Broadway stage debut nearly 58 years ago to the day. For more information, please visit www.BlitheSpiritThePlay.com. (more...)

Sundance 2015 Sets Premieres, Doc Premieres, Special Events & PanelsSundance 2015 Sets Premieres, Doc Premieres, Special Events & Panels
by Movies News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Sundance Institute announced today the films selected to screen in the out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections, as well as the selections for a new Special Events section and participants for two panels, at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, January 22 to February 1 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The Festival is the centerpiece of the year-round public programs for the Institute, which also hosts 24 residency labs and grants more than $2.5 million to independent artists each year. (more...)

CINDERELLA's Jeff Pew Visits 'Something New' PodcastCINDERELLA's Jeff Pew Visits 'Something New' Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Jeff Pew is currently performing in RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA on Broadway as a member of the Ensemble and an understudy for Prince Topher. In 2015, he will join the cast of the new musical FIRST Wives CLUB as it heads to Chicago for its pre-Broadway run. As a pianist, Jeff works consistently as an accompanist for American Ballet Theatre and Mark Morris Dance Group. He also has his own YouTube channel with his best friend Luke Hawkins, aptly called 'The Luke and Jeff Show,' which highlights their piano-playing, tap-dancing adventures. He is from San Jose, CA and holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from BYU. (more...)

TLC to Premiere New Episodes of SISTER WIVES, Beg 1/4TLC to Premiere New Episodes of SISTER WIVES, Beg 1/4
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

TLC brings back the unique family series, Sister Wives, for eight all new episodes kicking off with a super-sized two-hour winter season premiere on Sunday, January 4th at 9pm (ET/PT). (more...)

Secret Sex Life of a Suburban Mom Exposed in New BookSecret Sex Life of a Suburban Mom Exposed in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Can a suburban wife and mom of two show an aspiring rock 'n' roller how to take his love-making skills to a new, much more erotic level? In Desire's Anthem: A Rock 'n' Roll Romance, a novel by Samantha Egret, Hannah, an unlikely, seemingly mild-mannered government worker, starts a torrid affair with her new office crush. But can the two of them take their experimental and mind-blowing sexual escapades to a level beyond just the carnal? Author Samantha Egret knew she wanted to push the boundaries on how the media often portrays Wives and mothers in her new novel, Desire's Anthem: A Rock'n' Roll Romance. 'My character is in her mid-thirties, married, and a mother. Seldom is such a woman presented in Erotica as one that can not only be a sexual being, but one that has a lot to teach a known Lothario about having satisfying sex.' Egret says she hopes her novel inspires woman who thought they may have left their desirability behind after marriage and childbirth to embrace exploring their seductiveness, even the kinky side. 'I want to encourage women not only to assert themselves sexually, but to truly believe that they themselves are worthy sources of desire. A woman that not only embraces her sexuality but also knows she can be the fantasy emanates a power and a confidence that is truly a force with which to be reckoned: and it's damn sexy to her partner, too!' 'I think one of the essential factors noted in Desire's Anthem is that all women need to nurture themselves and their needs, lest they lose sight of who they are as individuals,' Egret adds. Samantha Egret was born of a passion for writing and a desire to create an open dialog on female sexuality. She resides in Downtown Los Angeles, among the high-rises and large-living, a graduate of the high-stakes world of public relations. Desire's Anthem is her first novel. For more on Samantha, visit www.samanthaegret.com or connect with her on Facebook. Desire's Anthem: A Rock 'n' Roll Romance ISBN: 978-0692345016 Available in both e-book and paperback at major online retailers or on order from your local bookstore. Chances Press, LLC is a Nevada based publisher. Media Contacts- including to request review copies and interviews: Michael Perronne, Chances Press, LLC 323-315-0348323-315-0348 or email info@chancespress.com (more...)

Timm Sharp Joins Patrick Stewart in BLUNT TALK on StarzTimm Sharp Joins Patrick Stewart in BLUNT TALK on Starz
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Timm Sharp (Enlightened) is set to co-star in Seth MacFarlane and Jonathan Ames' upcoming comedy BLUNT TALK on Starz. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway-Bound Kelli O'Hara & Ken Watanabe Pose for THE KING AND I Photo Shoot!STAGE TUBE: Broadway-Bound Kelli O'Hara & Ken Watanabe Pose for THE KING AND I Photo Shoot!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater will soon present Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, which will feature a cast led by Kelli O'Hara (as Anna Leonowens) and Ken Watanabe (as the King of Siam). Directed by Bartlett Sher, it will begin previews Thursday, March 12 and open on Thursday, April 16 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). CLICK HERE to go behind the scenes of O'Hara and Watanbe's photo shoot for the Broadway-Bound musical! (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2015 Jewish Film FestivalFilm Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2015 Jewish Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will present the 24th annual New York Jewish Film Festival at the Film Society's Walter Reade Theater and Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards - J.R. Adduci Leads!Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards - J.R. Adduci Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards - Will Crosby Leads!Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards - Will Crosby Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

JOE PERRY Releases 'Joe Perry's Merry Christmas' Four-Song EPJOE PERRY Releases 'Joe Perry's Merry Christmas' Four-Song EP
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Coming off the release of his New York Times best-selling memoir, ROCKS: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith (released October 7 via Simon & Schuster), JOE PERRY has just released a four song EP (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Denver Awards - Dennis Elkins Leads!Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Denver Awards - Dennis Elkins Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Denver Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

E! to Premiere TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY: REALITY SPLITS, TodayE! to Premiere TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY: REALITY SPLITS, Today
by TV News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

These reality stars were looking for love, but when fame came knocking their fairytale was nowhere in sight. In the new one-hour 'E! True Hollywood Story: Reality Splits,' E! reveals the off-screen relationship drama surrounding some of the most buzzed-about reality personalities. (more...)

TELENOVELA WIVES OF PANCHO VILLA to Return to Theatre Asylum, 12/5-20TELENOVELA WIVES OF PANCHO VILLA to Return to Theatre Asylum, 12/5-20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Back by popular demand, playwright Jeffery Atik remounts his 2014 Pick of the Fringe TELENOVELA Wives OF PANCHO VILLA, directed by Kenneth Rudnicki, at Theatre Asylum in Los Angeles. The show will perform December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, and 20 in the Elephant Space. (more...)

Barry Ratcliffe Is Infomercial King Bobby Rose in New Film PIRANHA SHARKSBarry Ratcliffe Is Infomercial King Bobby Rose in New Film PIRANHA SHARKS
by Movies News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Great white sharks bio-engineered to be the size of Piranhas terrorize New York City when they are sold as a kid's novelty toy. And who sells these tiny creatures of death and doom? (more...)

HO HO HUMBUG World Premiere to Open 12/5 at Stark Naked TheatreHO HO HUMBUG World Premiere to Open 12/5 at Stark Naked Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Stark Naked Theatre Company presents its first-ever holiday production with the world premiere of Ho Ho Humbug - a hilarious Christmas-themed comedy produced in association with Third Coast Creative. Certain to become an annual holiday tradition for Houston theatre go-ers, Ho Ho Humbug opens on Friday, December 5th and runs through December 24th at Stark Naked's STUDIO 101. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Stage THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR in 2015Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Stage THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents The Merry Wives of Windsor from February 4 - March 7, 2015 in the Margeson Theater. Directed by Brian Vaughn (2013's Othello), Shakespeare's comedy meets 1950s sitcom in this high-spirited romp full of mistaken identities, cross-dressing, and lots of canned laughter. Also part of the Theater's Classic Repertory Series, To Kill a Mockingbird (January 21 - March 8) and Henry V (February 18 - March 22) will play concurrently. Tickets to all three productions are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Gerard McCarthy, Vanessa Babirye and More to Star in UK's BEAUTIFUL THING - Full Cast Announced!Gerard McCarthy, Vanessa Babirye and More to Star in UK's BEAUTIFUL THING - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Casting is now complete: best known as series regular 'Kris Fisher' in Channel 4's Hollyoaks most recently seen on screen in BBC2's The Fall, and on Netflix' epic Titanic: Blood and Steel, Gerard McCarthy will star as 'Tony'. Other theatrical credits include The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Globe, and Blue/Orange for ATG. Vanessa Babirye, recently seen on screen in BBC 2's Our Girl, and at the National Theatre in Romeo and Juliet will star as 'Leah'. Also joining the company will be Rob Ellis and Natalie Law. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Chatting with the Songwriters of Broadway-Bound FIRST WIVES CLUB!STAGE TUBE: Chatting with the Songwriters of Broadway-Bound FIRST WIVES CLUB!
by Stage Tube - Dec 3, 2014

First Wives Club, a new Broadway-bound musical, will soon premiere at Chicago's Oriental Theatre. Tony Award-winner Faith Prince will play 'Brenda,' Mamma Mia's Christine Sherrill will play 'Elise,' and Wicked star Carmen Cusack will play 'Annie,' in the iconic roles created on film by Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton, respectively. With a book by five-time Emmy Award nominee Linda Bloodworth Thomason, direction by Simon Phillips and songs by Motown legends Holland-Dozier-Holland, First Wives Club: The Musical will have its out-of-town premiere at Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W Randolph Street). Previews begin February 17, 2015 and opening night is set for March 11, 2015 for a run that will go through March 29, 2015. Below, watch as the songwriting team chats about creating the new musical! (more...)

BWW Reviews: RUPERT Is An Amusing Look At The Life Of Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch And The People That Surround His Story.BWW Reviews: RUPERT Is An Amusing Look At The Life Of Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch And The People That Surround His Story.
by Jade Kops - Dec 19, 2014

David Williamson's RUPERT takes audiences on a journey through the life and scandals of the media magnate Rupert Murdoch in this cleverly constructed piece of theatre. Murdoch's obsessive greed for media dominance is portrayed by James Cromwell as Rupert as he recounts the “real” story of his life. (more...)

The Aviary Creative Team for Staged Reading of Montgomery Sutton's ADVENTThe Aviary Creative Team for Staged Reading of Montgomery Sutton's ADVENT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The Aviary announces the creative team for its staged reading of Advent by Montgomery Sutton, the inaugural entry in the organization's Hatchlings play reading series. (more...)

John Cariani and Christopher Innvar Among Playwrights Set for Barrington Stage's '10X10' Festival, 2/12-3/1John Cariani and Christopher Innvar Among Playwrights Set for Barrington Stage's '10X10' Festival, 2/12-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, announces the 10-minute plays for the 4th Annual 10X10 New Play Festival, part of the 2015 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Christopher Daniels - Saying YES to LifeBWW Interviews: Christopher Daniels - Saying YES to Life
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Dec 18, 2014

Christopher Daniels is a character with a lot of identities in Reno circles - celebrated solo performer, yoga teacher, manager of a theatre company and ensemble improv performer. I asked a couple of questions, and he was so generous in his responses that I'm letting him do the talking. (more...)

Hallmark Channel to Premiere Original Series GOOD WITCH, 2/28Hallmark Channel to Premiere Original Series GOOD WITCH, 2/28
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Hallmark Channel announces the two-hour World Premiere event of 'Good Witch,' a Hallmark Channel Original Primetime Series, Saturday, February 28, 2015 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C). (more...)

New FIRST WIVES CLUB Musical Meets Chicago with Help from Motown TrioNew FIRST WIVES CLUB Musical Meets Chicago with Help from Motown Trio
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

A feature on FIRST Wives CLUB musical's official blog details Broadway in Chicago's recent event to introduce the show at Chicago Playhouse. The evening featured a 'trio of musical legends' -- Eddie Holland (pictured left), Lamont Dozier, and Brian Holland -- the Motown songwriting team behind the score for FIRST Wives CLUB. Click HERE to read the full report and check out photos from the event! (more...)

WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Begins Previews Tonight in the West EndWOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Begins Previews Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, beginning tonight, December 17, in the West End, stars Tamsin Greig, Haydn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon, Anna Skellern, Ricardo Afonso, Haydn Oakley, Willemijn Verkaik and Seline Hizli. (more...)

Food Network Announces February 2015 HighlightsFood Network Announces February 2015 Highlights
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

February starts off with a bang when mini-competitors embark on a major battle with the premiere of Kids Baking Championship on Monday, February 2nd at 8pm. (more...)

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK Announces January 2015 HighlightsOWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK Announces January 2015 Highlights
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK announces JANUARY 2015 highlights: (more...)

CBS to Welcome 2015 with All New Episodes Beginning 1/2CBS to Welcome 2015 with All New Episodes Beginning 1/2
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

CBS will ring in 2015 with all-new episodes of its hit series, beginning Friday, Jan. 2. The following is information on the first original episodes of the new year: (more...)

Five Reasons the Cloud Lets Association Executives Enjoy the Holiday SeasonFive Reasons the Cloud Lets Association Executives Enjoy the Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Cetrom Information Technology, Inc. (Cetrom) explains five reasons the cloud lets association executives enjoy the holiday season. An industry-leading provider of custom cloud solutions, Cetrom has nearly 15 years of experience helping transform the way associations and nonprofits succeed. Cetrom executives will be available to discuss the reasons below at booth #614 during the ASAE Technology Conference & Expo 2014, Dec. 16-17, 2014, at the Gaylord National® Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. (more...)

Scoop: NCIS on CBS - Tuesday, January 6, 2015Scoop: NCIS on CBS - Tuesday, January 6, 2015
by TV Scoop - Dec 16, 2014

Get all the scoop on NCIS, airing on CBS on Tuesday, January 6, 2015! (more...)

CBS's 48 HOURS is Saturday's #1 Broadcast in Time Slot with ViewersCBS's 48 HOURS is Saturday's #1 Broadcast in Time Slot with Viewers
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

48 HOURS: “The Two Faces of Todd Winkler” was Saturday's #1 broadcast at 10:00 PM with viewers, according to Nielsen's live plus same day ratings for Dec. 13, 2014. (more...)

WICKED Welcomes New Witches Caroline Bowman, Kara Lindsay and More TonightWICKED Welcomes New Witches Caroline Bowman, Kara Lindsay and More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

WICKED welcomes new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre beginning tonight, December 16. CAROLINE BOWMAN (Kinky Boots, Eva in the Broadway revival tour of Evita) will step into the role of Elphaba, and KARA LINDSAY (original cast of Broadway's Newsies) will assume the role of Glinda, directly from playing the role on national tour. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Present HENRY V in 2015Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Present HENRY V in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents Henry V from February 18 - March 22, 2015 in the Goldman Theater. Under the direction of Artistic Director Jim Helsinger, Shakespeare's history play tells the story of King Henry V of England during the Hundred Years' War. (more...)

Los Altos Stage Company to Present MAPLE AND VINE, 1/29-2/22Los Altos Stage Company to Present MAPLE AND VINE, 1/29-2/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Los Altos Stage Company proudly presents the third play of our 2014/2015 Season, a dark comedy by playwright Jordan Harrison that explores our absurd adoration of yesteryear and the lengths we will go to escape our present-day realities. Maple & Vine opens January 29 and runs through February 22 at the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos. (more...)

Writer Linda Gould 'Embraces the World of a Rockstar' in  Newest BookWriter Linda Gould 'Embraces the World of a Rockstar' in Newest Book
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

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BLITHE SPIRIT, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens National Tour in LA TonightBLITHE SPIRIT, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens National Tour in LA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT. Performances for BLITHE SPIRIT have begun at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles with an official opening tonight, December 14. (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards - Jeremy DeCarlos Leads!Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards - Jeremy DeCarlos Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards - Pat Miller Leads!Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards - Pat Miller Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Photo Flash: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Bridge House TheatrePhoto Flash: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Bridge House Theatre
by Anna Bencivengo - Dec 12, 2014

Gerard McCarthy has been cast as the central role of George Bailey in the UK premiere of a stage adaptation of Frank Capra's 1946 film classic It's A Wonderful Life. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Angela Lansbury and More in the BLITHE SPIRIT North American TourPhoto Flash: First Look at Angela Lansbury and More in the BLITHE SPIRIT North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT. Performances for BLITHE SPIRIT have begun at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles with an official opening on Sunday, December 14. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

HORSE GIRLS Extends Through 1/23 at the cellHORSE GIRLS Extends Through 1/23 at the cell
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

After selling out their initial 3-week run, the cell will extend the New York Premiere of HORSE GIRLS, a black comedy by Jenny Rachel Weiner. Directed by Sarah Krohn, performances have been added January 6 - 23 at the cell where performances began on December 3. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Theatre Memphis Spikes the Eggnog with A CHRISTMAS CAROLBWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis Spikes the Eggnog with A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Joseph Baker - Dec 12, 2014

As my hand was turning to mincemeat while writing personal notes in Christmas card after Christmas card, I persevered, knowing that at the end of my travails there would be a reward: A much anticipated performance of Theatre Memphis' annual 'gift' to Memphis, Charles Dickens' venerable A CHRISTMAS CAROL. I must admit: I have not attended every performance of that classic since its inception. I have, however, infrequently stopped to hang my wreath at its door; and I've seen some fine 'Ebeneezers' over the years (I recall a former teaching colleague, Tom Ford, offering a tight, clipped interpretation and, of course, one of the best and most frequent of the actors donning those tattered gloves, Memphis acting favorite Barry Fuller). As I wrote card after card, I began to think about all the other interpretations of A CHRISTMAS CAROL that I have encountered through the years - Seymour Hicks; Reginald Owen (in the role MGM intended for an ailing Lionel Barrymore, who had become famous for his radio performance and who would have, no doubt, been superior; a not-all-that-bad consolation prize was his equally tight-fisted 'Mr. Potter' in Frank Capra's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE); Orson Welles (in a Mercury Theatre radio performance); Sir Ralph Richardson (a beautiful audio recording); Alastair Sim (in the early 1950's British film and offering my favorite interpretation of the role; Danny Peary, in his fascinating ALTERNATE OSCARS, selects him as Best Actor for that performance); and, certainly, George C. Scott, in what was considered to be the version to end all versions. (And does anyone recall Jim Backus' 'Mr. Magoo' in a delightful animated musical television special back in the 1960's?) (more...)

Linda Gould Releases HANDMAIDENS OF ROCKLinda Gould Releases HANDMAIDENS OF ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (more...)

TLC to Air All-New KATE PLUS EIGHT Specials, 1/13TLC to Air All-New KATE PLUS EIGHT Specials, 1/13
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Kate and the kids are back and bringing more controlled chaos in the new year. Starting Tuesday, January 13 at 9/8c, TLC premieres five consecutive KATE PLUS EIGHT specials, featuring a family trip to New England, house renovations, and the twins' 14th birthday. (more...)

TLC to Premiere New Season of SAY YEST TO THE DRESS: ATLANTA, 1/2TLC to Premiere New Season of SAY YEST TO THE DRESS: ATLANTA, 1/2
by TV News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

TLC kicks off the New Year with an all-new season of SAY YES TO THE DRESS: ATLANTA on Friday, January 2nd at 9pm. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE LYONS in 2015Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE LYONS in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Aurora Theatre Company continues its 23rd season with the Bay Area Premiere of Nicky Silver's (Pterodactyls, Raised in Captivity) scathingly funny Broadway hit THE LYONS. Tony-nominated director Barbara Damashek, who helmed Aurora Theatre Company's productions of American Buffalo, Fat Pig, and Private Jokes, Public Places, returns to direct THE LYONS, featuring Ellen Ratner (After the Revolution, Awake and Sing!), Will Marchetti (Knock Knock), Nicholas Pelczar (Dublin Carol, Marius), Jessica Bates (After the Revolution), Joe Estlack (Shotgun Players, Magic Theatre), and Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe (Brava Theater, TheatreWorks, Magic Theatre). THE LYONS plays January 30 through March 1 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...)

Scoop: SWITCHED AT BIRTH on ABC FAMILY - Tuesday, January 6, 2015Scoop: SWITCHED AT BIRTH on ABC FAMILY - Tuesday, January 6, 2015
by - Dec 10, 2014

Get all the scoop on SWITCHED AT BIRTH, airing on ABC FAMILY on Tuesday, January 6, 2015! (more...)

TLC to Premiere New Series MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE, 1/13TLC to Premiere New Series MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE, 1/13
by TV News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE follows Whitney's life in Greensboro, North Carolina, with all the ups and downs, humor, heart and tears that come with being a fat girl in today's world. (more...)

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