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Photos: The 44th Asian American International Film Festival Kicks Off in NYC Photo Photos: The 44th Asian American International Film Festival Kicks Off in NYC
by Robert Diamond - Aug 12, 2021

The 44th Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF44) kicked off on Aug. 11 with the New York City premiere of its Opening Night film SNAKEHEAD by Evan Jackson Leong (LINSANITY).

John Travolta Joins DIE HART Photo John Travolta Joins DIE HART
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 4, 2020

Variety reports that John Travolta has joined the cast of 'Die Hart' on Quibi. He will star opposite Kevin Hart.

FACE/OFF Will Get a Reboot at Paramount Photo FACE/OFF Will Get a Reboot at Paramount
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 9, 2019

Deadline reports that 1997 action thriller 'Face/Off' will be rebooted at Paramount Pictures. The original film was directed by John Woo and starred John Travolta and Nicolas Cage.

Photo Flash: Lea Salonga, Princess Punzalan, Jose Llana And More Celebrate At AAIFF42 Photo Photo Flash: Lea Salonga, Princess Punzalan, Jose Llana And More Celebrate At AAIFF42 Screening Of YELLOW ROSE
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2019

Asian CineVision opened The 42nd Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF42) with the timely immigration drama YELLOW ROSE on Thursday night at Asia Society in New York.

Photo Flash: Tzi Ma, Li Jun Li And Celia Au Celebrate Netflix's WU ASSASSINS Trailer  Photo Photo Flash: Tzi Ma, Li Jun Li And Celia Au Celebrate Netflix's WU ASSASSINS Trailer Sneak Peek
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 25, 2019

The Asian American arts community turned out for Wu Assassins stars Tzi Ma, Li Jun Li and Celia Au who were celebrating the release of the trailer for their new Netflix action series at The Concept, located in the cellar of Hotel 50 Bowery in New York's Chinatown on Tuesday, July 23rd. Assassins' themed Papo J's vodka cocktails and miniature cupcakes, created by Roger Yeh of YehCakes Custom Cakes, were served.

FACE/OFF Will Be Spoofed in Prospect Park for First Annual Cage in the Park Photo FACE/OFF Will Be Spoofed in Prospect Park for First Annual Cage in the Park
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 12, 2019

"Cage in the Park," a one-time theatrical outdoor comedy event, is set to premiere on July 14th, 2019. Set in Brooklyn's iconic Prospect Park, "Cage in the Park" is a parody of The Public Theater's "Shakespeare in the Park," but instead of Shakespeare's timeless plays, we are performing Nicolas Cage's timeless movies.

YELLOW ROSE Starring Eva Noblezada, Lea Salonga to Open Asian American International  Photo YELLOW ROSE Starring Eva Noblezada, Lea Salonga to Open Asian American International Film Festival
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jun 7, 2019

The 42nd Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF42), presented by Asian CineVision, will open with the timely immigration drama YELLOW ROSE on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Asia Society (725 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021), with Director Diane Paragas and other members of the cast and crew scheduled to attend.

Heart and Fire Productions Announce New Film SPIRIT RECKONING Photo Heart and Fire Productions Announce New Film SPIRIT RECKONING
by Kaitlin Milligan - Feb 18, 2019

Heart and Fire Productions today announced their follow-up to the successful horror anthology Terror Tales (which was released last month in North America). 

Photo Flash: Actress Gina Gershon Makes Cafe Carlyle Debut Photo Photo Flash: Actress Gina Gershon Makes Cafe Carlyle Debut
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 6, 2018

Acclaimed singer/actress Gina Gershon makes her Cafe Carlyle debut with Wild Women Don't Get the Blues, June 5-16. Gina Gershon has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in entertainment, earning acclaim as a film, television and stage actor, as a singer/songwriter/musician and most recently as an author. Gershon's prolific film career began when she landed her first speaking role with a memorable turn in John Hughes' box office hit Pretty in Pink. Some of her previous roles in film include Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls, the Wachowskis' Bound, Red Heat opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cocktail opposite Tom Cruise, John Sayles's City of Hope, Robert Altman's The Player, the John Woo blockbuster Face/Off opposite John Travolta and Nicolas Cage, and Michael Mann's Oscar-nominated The Insider opposite Al Pacino and Christopher Plummer. Gershon was also in Richard LaGravenese's P.S. I Love You and Taylor Hackford's Love Ranch opposite Helen Mirren. At the Cafe, she'll be joined by an all-star band including Steven Bernstein (trumpet), Eli Brueggemann (piano), Brad Jones (bass), and Jerome Jennings (drums).

Brooklyn Film Festival's 21st Edition: THRESHOLD Announces Opening Night Film Program Photo Brooklyn Film Festival's 21st Edition: THRESHOLD Announces Opening Night Film Program with The New York Times
by Macon Prickett - May 17, 2018

The 2018 Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) is proud to announce that it is hosting a selection of short documentaries from The New York Times' Times Documentaries co-presented with a mix of BFF's animated and experimental films for the opening night program of the festival's 21st edition: THRESHOLD. The event will take place on Friday, June 1st at Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the BFF and the Times Documentaries filmmakers, and will be moderated by Brooklyn Film Festival Executive Director Marco Ursino. For tickets and festival information, visit:

Lupita Nyong'o Cast In John Woo's Remake of THE KILLER Photo Lupita Nyong'o Cast In John Woo's Remake of THE KILLER
by Tori Hartshorn - Apr 30, 2018

According to Variety, Academy Award winning actress Lupita Nyong'o is set to star in the remake of THE KILLER. The film is set to be directed by John Woo. The original film, of the same title, came out in 1989. Read more about the news from Variety here!

Gina Gershon Makes Her Cafe Carlyle Debut Photo Gina Gershon Makes Her Cafe Carlyle Debut
by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2018

Acclaimed singer/actress Gina Gershon makes her Cafe Carlyle debut with Wild Women Don't Get the Blues, June 5-16. Gina Gershon has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in entertainment, earning acclaim as a film, television and stage actor, as a singer/songwriter/musician and most recently as an author.

Netflix Announces Films, Documentaries and Doc Shorts at SFFILM 2018 Photo Netflix Announces Films, Documentaries and Doc Shorts at SFFILM 2018
by Tori Hartshorn - Mar 14, 2018

Netflix announces five features and one short premiering at SFFILM 2018 (April 4-17 in San Francisco, CA).

Netflix Announces Five Features & One Short Premiering At SFFILM 2018 Photo Netflix Announces Five Features & One Short Premiering At SFFILM 2018
by Macon Prickett - Mar 14, 2018

Netflix Announces Films, Documentaries and Doc Shorts at SFFILM 2018: Feature Films Kodachrome, Alex Strangelove and Manhunt;  Original Documentary Features Mercury 13 and Shirkers; Original Documentary Short End Game. All titles will launch globally on Netflix in 2018.

Photo Flash: Teens Tackle Topical Social Issues in HEATHERS THE MUSICAL: High School  Photo Photo Flash: Teens Tackle Topical Social Issues in HEATHERS THE MUSICAL: High School Edition At Drama Learning Center
by Julie Musbach - Jan 12, 2018

Drama Learning Center's professional training company for emerging young artists will present Heathers the Musical: High School Edition in a run that begins tonight. Adapted from the cult classic 1980's film by the same name, Heathers follows the social rise and fall of teenage misfit Veronica Sawyer in a fictional suburban Ohio town. On the heels of a growing romance with social outsider JD and her dismissal from the high school clique known as The Heathers, things in Sherwood, Ohio take a decidedly dark turn.

New Musical ROAD TO HEAVEN: THE JONATHAN LEE MUSICAL Gets D.C. Reading Today Before S Photo New Musical ROAD TO HEAVEN: THE JONATHAN LEE MUSICAL Gets D.C. Reading Today Before Shanghai Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

China Broadway Entertainment announces its latest original global musical: Road to Heaven: The Jonathan Lee Musical. Adapted from the novel by internationally acclaimed author Li Xiuwen, the original musical will feature music by one of China's most iconic singer-songwriters Jonathan Lee.

Alice Coote Withdraws from Thomas Adès and Friends Concert Due to Illness Photo Alice Coote Withdraws from Thomas Adès and Friends Concert Due to Illness
by Julie Musbach - Oct 13, 2017

Carnegie Hall today announced that mezzo-soprano Alice Coote must regrettably withdraw from the upcoming Thomas Ad s and Friends concert due to illness. The recital scheduled for this Sunday, October 15 at 3:00 p.m. in Zankel Hall will continue with previously announced artists.

Theatre and Dance at Wayne presents A Whimsical Fairy Tale by Shakespeare Photo Theatre and Dance at Wayne presents A Whimsical Fairy Tale by Shakespeare
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 2, 2017

Enter a comically enchanted forest as Theatre and Dance at Wayne presents Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream DETROIT The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University invites audiences into the madcap adventures of Shakespeare's romantic, A Midsummer Night's Dream . Opening on Thursday, October 12th at 7 p.m., all are welcome to this telling of the unforgettable story of chaos and mayhem over the course of one night in an enchanted forest.

SENIOR MOMENTS Returns for First National Tour in 2018 Photo SENIOR MOMENTS Returns for First National Tour in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

After two smash-hit Sydney seasons, the hilarious comedy revue Senior Moments is back for its first national tour from February 2018, with the legendary John Wood and Max Gillies now joining Benita Collings and Geoff Harvey in the senior theatrical sensation.

CURTAIN CALL to Take Place on 10/23 for New Jersey Theatre Alliance Day Photo CURTAIN CALL to Take Place on 10/23 for New Jersey Theatre Alliance Day
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2017

In a proclamation dated September 19, 2017, Morristown Mayor Timothy P. Dougherty declared that October 23, 2017 will be known as New Jersey Theatre Alliance Day. On that day, New Jersey Theatre Alliance ( the Alliance ) will host Curtain Call, its annual celebration of theatre, at the Westin Governor Morris in Morristown, honoring the artistic directors of its member theatres for their dedication and artistic vision, and Atlantic Health System for its support of theatre programming that enhances the health and wellbeing of New Jersey residents. The event, which is open to the public, will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and includes buffet stations, wine and beer, entertainment, a silent auction, and a raffle.

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