SF Sketchfest Adds Weird Al, Rhett Miller, Bobby Moynihan and More To 2019 Comedy FestivalSF Sketchfest Adds Weird Al, Rhett Miller, Bobby Moynihan and More To 2019 Comedy Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

SF Sketchfest presented by Audible announces even more additions to the lineup for the 18th annual San Francisco Comedy Festival January 10-27.  The 17-day festival features over 200 shows with  major comedy stars and the best up-and-coming comedians from around the world performing in venues across the city bringing non-stop entertainment including sketch, stand-up, alternative comedy, music, improv, films, tributes, live podcasts, storytelling, family shows, workshops, panels and more. Tickets for all shows now on sale at sfsketchfest.com. (more...)

Lineup Announced for the 18th Annual San Francisco Comedy FestivalLineup Announced for the 18th Annual San Francisco Comedy Festival
by TV News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

SF Sketchfest presented by Audible announces the initial line up for the 18th annual San Francisco Comedy Festival January 10-27, 2019, featuring top comedic talent performing in venues across the city. Audiences can expect another outstanding year of programming and fun as SF Sketchfest will host major comedy stars and the best up-and-coming acts from around the world for non-stop entertainment including sketch, stand-up, alternative comedy, music, improv, films, tributes, live podcasts, storytelling, family shows, workshops, panels and more. (more...)

Alamo Drafthouse to Hold Encore Screenings of ISLE OF DOGS in Honor of National Dog DayAlamo Drafthouse to Hold Encore Screenings of ISLE OF DOGS in Honor of National Dog Day
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

In honor of National Dog Day on August 26th, the Alamo Drafthouse chain will hold encore screenings of Wes Anderson's animated Isle of Dogs, according to Variety. (more...)

The 49th Annual Nashville Film Festival Announces The 2018 Animated Feature Competition, Special PresentationsThe 49th Annual Nashville Film Festival Announces The 2018 Animated Feature Competition, Special Presentations
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

The 49th Annual Nashville Film Festival continues its expansion of film screenings with an international roster of twenty-eight Special Presentations, Animated Feature, Spectrum and Spectrum Q films including the world premiere of BENCHED, produced by Robert Deaton and George Flanigen, ON CHESIL BEACH, starring Saoirse Ronan, fresh off her award winning role in Lady Bird, HOT SUMMER NIGHTS, starring Timothée Chalamet, whose role in Call Me By Your Name was critically acclaimed, BRAMPTON'S OWN, starring Rose McIver, Spencer Grammer and Jean Smart, as well as the 50th anniversary screening of ROSEMARY'S BABY, starring Mia Farrow, and a special screening of JURASSIC PARK, starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, BD Wong and Samuel L. Jackson. Other leading talent include Daveed Diggs, Alexander McQueen, John C. McGinley and many more. (more...)

Ringo Starr Announces Tour Dates After #PeaceAndLove Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

It was a very happy birthday for Ringo Star who was joined today in front of Capitol Records for his #PeaceAndLove birthday celebration. Special guests, family, and friends took part in his now annual (since 2008) July 7th, noon 'Peace and Love' salute (more...)

BWW Review: HAROLD AND MAUDE at 2ND STORY THEATRE - Flower Power Lives!
by Larry O'Brien - Jul 5, 2016

In keeping with Artistic Director Ed Shea's avowed goal of staging less cynical plays, 2nd Story Theatre in Warren is offering the stage version of the 1971 cult film classic HAROLD AND MAUDE by Colin Higgins, who wrote both the screenplay and this stage version, If you have never seen the film version, which starred Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort, you should get yourself over to Warren; if you have seen the film, you might want to go by a ticket to see what director Kevin Broccoli hath wrought. This production features some fine performances, a couple of almost magical special effects, and a story that is so dated it's current again. As Maude, charmingly played by Isabel O'Donnell, explains to Evan Kinnane's Harold in the second act, 'A cliche today is a profound truth tomorrow, and vice versa.' Somebody say, 'Amen.' (more...)

LGBT Teen Cult Film BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER Heading to Broadway?
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER, the 1999 cult LGBT teen cult film may be heading to the Broadway stage. In an interview with Same Same, the film's director Jamie Babbit revealed that she is interested in making a musical version of the original teen flick. (more...)

THE LITTLE PRINCE to Open Santa Barbara Film Fest
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will open with the U.S. premiere of Paramount Pictures' “THE LITTLE PRINCE” at the Arlington Theatre on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - New International Trailer for THE LITTLE PRINCE
by Movies News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Rediscover one of the most beloved stories of all time. From Mark Osborne, Academy Award® nominated director of Kung Fu Panda, comes the first-ever animated feature film adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's iconic masterpiece, THE LITTLE PRINCE. (more...)

Jane Fonda and More Set for L.A. Theatre Works' 40th Anniversary Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

L.A. Theatre Works celebrates its 40th Anniversary and honors Geoffrey Cowan, President of The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands and University Professor at the University of Southern California and the L.A. Theatre Works Company of Artists. (more...)

Jane Fonda and More Set for L.A. Theatre Works' 40th Anniversary Gala This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

L.A. Theatre Works celebrates its 40th Anniversary and honors Geoffrey Cowan, President of The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands and University Professor at the University of Southern California and the L.A. Theatre Works Company of Artists. (more...)

Segerstrom Center Announces Return of Its Popular Movie Mondays; Starts 7/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Orange County movie fans can look forward to another great summer of free and fun film screenings at Segerstrom Center for the Arts as Movie Mondays returns for its eighth season on the Arts Plaza. Movie Mondays 2014 kicks off with the heartwarming 1935 classic The Little Colonel, starring Shirley Temple. From post Civil War America we head to 1990s London with the sparkling Spice Girls starring in the jet set musical, Spice World. Then it is off to turn-of-the-20th century Paris with the Academy Award®-winning musical Gigi, directed by Vincente Minnelli and featuring some of the most memorable Lerner & Loewe tunes. Continuing with the winner of this year's Audience Favorite Fan Poll, Cabaret, starring Oscar winners Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey. Shirley MacLaine as the eternal optimist in Sweet Charity wraps up the summer film series. Center audiences will have a chance to see MacLaine live when she makes her Center debut on September 20 in her one-woman show. (more...)

SPICE WORLD, CABARET and More Headline MOVIE MONDAYS at Segerstrom Center, 7/7-8/4
by Movies News Desk - May 2, 2014

Orange County movie fans can look forward to another great summer of free and fun film screenings at Segerstrom Center for the Arts as Movie Mondays returns for its eighth season on the Arts Plaza. Movie Mondays 2014 kicks off with the heartwarming 1935 classic The Little Colonel, starring Shirley Temple. From post Civil War America we head to 1990s London with the sparkling Spice Girls starring in the jet set musical, Spice World. Then it is off to turn-of-the-20th century Paris with the Academy Award®-winning musical Gigi, directed by Vincente Minnelli and featuring some of the most memorable Lerner & Loewe tunes. Continuing with the winner of this year's Audience Favorite Fan Poll, Cabaret, starring Oscar winners Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey. Shirley MacLaine as the eternal optimist in Sweet Charity wraps up the summer film series. Center audiences will have a chance to see MacLaine live when she makes her Center debut on September 20 in her one-woman show. (more...)

SF Sketchfest Launches YouTube Channel, Sets 2014 Dates
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

SF Sketchfest, The San Francisco Comedy Festival, is excited to announce the launch of their YouTube channel in partnership with the Nerdist Alliance, a community of curated partnerships on YouTube. Featuring clips of outstanding past festival shows and events, the newly minted channel will be continuously updated with highlights from SF Sketchfest's archive, which includes Bruce Campbell and Patton Oswalt in conversation from SF Sketchfest 2013, and highlights from 2013's "An Afternoon with Pinky and the Brain with Maurice LaMarche and Rob Paulsen." Watch them here and check back often as more great videos will be added: http://bit.ly/1caejLf (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend
by - Jan 27, 2013

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 27, 2013 - Sunday, January 27, 2013. (more...)

Photo Blast from the Past: Bud Cort
by Walter McBride - Jan 27, 2013

Today, we're featuring Bud Cort circa 1981. Film and stage actor, writer and director, Cort appeared on Broadway as 'Jerry' in 1972's Wise Child. Cort is known for playing 'Harold' in the 1971 film Harold and Maude, as well as the lead in the film Brewster McCloud. Cort's other credits include Endgame, The Chocolate War, Dogma, Pollock, The Twilight Zone, The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, an appearance on Arrested Development and more. (more...)

Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon et al. Lead San Francisco Sketchfest, 1/19 - 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2012

SF Sketchfest will celebrate the 11th annual San Francisco Comedy Festival by honoring Eddie Izzard and the Upright Citizens Brigade with in-person tributes and by welcoming Drew Carey, Jennifer Coolidge, David Cross, Rachel Dratch, Chris Elliott, Florence Henderson, Elliott Gould, John Hodgman, Sally Kellerman, Marc Maron, Bruce McCulloch, Christopher Meloni, Laraine Newman, Bob Odenkirk, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, Kevin Smith, Reggie Watts, Fred Willard, The Groundlings, the geeks behind w00tstock, the creators of Wet Hot American Summer and many more to fifteen venues over seventeen nights in San Francisco. SF Sketchfest, the most prestigious comedy festival on the west coast, runs January 19 through February 4, 2012. Tickets range from $10 to $75. For tickets and information, go to www.sfsketchfest.com. (more...)

Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon et al. Lead San Francisco Sketchfest, 1/19 - 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2012

SF Sketchfest will celebrate the 11th annual San Francisco Comedy Festival by honoring Eddie Izzard and the Upright Citizens Brigade with in-person tributes and by welcoming Drew Carey, Jennifer Coolidge, David Cross, Rachel Dratch, Chris Elliott, Will Forte, Elliott Gould, John Hodgman, Sally Kellerman, Marc Maron, Bruce McCulloch, Christopher Meloni, Laraine Newman, Bob Odenkirk, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, John Slattery, Kevin Smith, Reggie Watts, Fred Willard, The Groundlings, the geeks behind w00tstock, the creators of Wet Hot American Summer and many more to fifteen venues over seventeen nights in San Francisco. SF Sketchfest, the most prestigious comedy festival on the west coast, runs January 19 through February 4, 2012. (more...)

Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon et al. Lead San Francisco Sketchfest, 1/19 - 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2012

SF Sketchfest will celebrate the 11th annual San Francisco Comedy Festival by honoring Eddie Izzard and the Upright Citizens Brigade with in-person tributes and by welcoming Drew Carey, Jennifer Coolidge, David Cross, Rachel Dratch, Chris Elliott, Florence Henderson, Elliott Gould, John Hodgman, Sally Kellerman, Marc Maron, Bruce McCulloch, Christopher Meloni, Laraine Newman, Bob Odenkirk, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, Kevin Smith, Reggie Watts, Fred Willard, The Groundlings, the geeks behind w00tstock, the creators of Wet Hot American Summer and many more to fifteen venues over seventeen nights in San Francisco. SF Sketchfest, the most prestigious comedy festival on the west coast, runs January 19 through February 4, 2012. Tickets range from $10 to $75. For tickets and information, go to www.sfsketchfest.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: Barbra Streisand, Robert Barth, et al. at 2011 Cedars-Sinai Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2011

Barbra Streisand and Robert Barth was honored by the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors at their annual Gala on Tuesday, November 8th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Proceeds from the Gala, sponsored by Lexus, will benefit the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. Lexus will donate a 2012 Lexus LS 600h L Luxury Hybrid sedan to be raffled off during the Gala. The Gala was hosted by Seth Rogen, and included a performance by Marvin Hamlisch. (more...)

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