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Disney Channel Original Movie DESCENDANTS 2 Ranks as Top Cable TV TelecastDisney Channel Original Movie DESCENDANTS 2 Ranks as Top Cable TV Telecast
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Live + 7 Day ratings for the premiere of Disney's 'Descendants 2' made it the #1 cable TV telecast since the original 'Descendants' (July 31, 2015) in Total Viewers (10.9 million), all major youth Kids 2-11 (5.2 million/13.1 rating), Kids 6-11 (3.9 million/16.4 rating), Tweens 9-14 (3.5 million/14.4 rating), Kids 6-14 (5.3 million/14.8 rating) demographics and Adults 18-49 (3.0 million/2.3 rating). (more...)

Scoop: Encore Broadcast's of THE VIEW 8/7 - 9/4 on ABCScoop: Encore Broadcast's of THE VIEW 8/7 - 9/4 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Aug 4, 2017

Get all the scoop on Encore Broadcast's of THE VIEW 8/7 - 9/4, airing on ABC (more...)

Broadway Celebrates 10th Anniversary of High School Musical 2Broadway Celebrates 10th Anniversary of High School Musical 2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Christopher Rice (Broadway's The Book of Mormon) directs this larger than life music video featuring songs from the hit Disney Channel Original Movie. High School Musical 2 debuted on television 10 years ago and it's time to relive your favorite moments from the film with this brand new tribute video. Featuring Direction by Rice, Broadway performers from Newsies, A Bronx Tale, Mean Girls, Amelie, Aladdin, and more come together to rock out Kenny Ortega's iconic steps from the film along with brand new choreography by Christopher Rice and Audra Bryant! You'll have a FABULOUS time! Check it out! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: David Moscow Shares His Secrets From NEWSIES on Its 25th Anniversary! Read All About It!BWW Exclusive: David Moscow Shares His Secrets From NEWSIES on Its 25th Anniversary! Read All About It!
by Wayman Wong - Jul 31, 2017

When David Moscow made his 'Big'-screen debut in 1988, it was huge. Penny Marshall had plucked this precocious, 11-year-old kid from the Bronx to play the younger version of Tom Hanks' character, Josh Baskin. This comic fantasy-fable about a boy who literally became 'Big' overnight, was a giant box-office hit. Moscow was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a Comedy. And in that same season, another kid won for Best Young Actor in a Drama: Christian Bale for 'Empire of the Sun.' (more...)

21 Million Viewers Tune In to Simulcast Premiere of Disney's DESCENDANTS 221 Million Viewers Tune In to Simulcast Premiere of Disney's DESCENDANTS 2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

In Live + 3 measurements, the simultaneous premiere of 'Descendants 2' (Friday, July 21, 2017, 8:00 p.m. EDT/PDT) has now reached 21 million Total Viewers, including 8.1 million Kids 2-14 and 6.9 million Adults 18-49 on ABC, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Freeform, Lifetime and Lifetime Movies. (more...)

Original Disney Movie DESCENDANTS 2 Amasses 13 Million Total ViewersOriginal Disney Movie DESCENDANTS 2 Amasses 13 Million Total Viewers
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

The Disney Channel Original Movie DESCENDANTS 2 reached an astounding 13 million Total Viewers with an unprecedented simultaneous premiere (Friday, July 21, 8:00 p.m. EDT) on Disney Channel, ABC, Disney XD, Freeform, Lifetime and Lifetime Movies as its telecast on Disney Channel was Friday's #1 scripted TV telecast in Total Viewers (5.3 million). (more...)

Stars of DESCENDANTS 2 Join Director Kenny Ortega for ABC After-Party, 7/21Stars of DESCENDANTS 2 Join Director Kenny Ortega for ABC After-Party, 7/21
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart and China Anne McClain – the stars of DESCENDANTS 2 the fantastical song and dance story about the teenage sons and daughters of Disney's most infamous villains – will make special appearances in a half-hour post-movie special, 'Descendants 2: ABC After-Party,' airing FRIDAY, JULY 21 (10:30 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW on ABC - Monday, July 17, 2017- Friday, July 21, 2017Scoop: THE VIEW on ABC - Monday, July 17, 2017- Friday, July 21, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jul 13, 2017

Scoop: THE VIEW on ABC - Monday, July 17, 2017- Friday, July 21, 2017 (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW - 7/17 - 7/21 on ABCScoop: THE VIEW - 7/17 - 7/21 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Jul 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW - 7/17 - 7/21, airing on ABC (more...)

Grace Auer and Ian Hayes Represented Buffalo at This Year's JIMMY AWARDSGrace Auer and Ian Hayes Represented Buffalo at This Year's JIMMY AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Shea's Performing Arts Center and The Lipke Foundation are proud to have sent the Best Actress and Best Actor winners from the 24th Annual Kenny Awards to participate in The Jimmy Awards on Monday, June 26. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Best of High School Theatre Shines at the 2017 Jimmy Awards!Photo Coverage: The Best of High School Theatre Shines at the 2017 Jimmy Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 27, 2017

Start spreadin' the news! The ninth annual Jimmy Award winners were announced yesterday at the Minskoff Theatre. This year's finalists included: Sam Primack, Nathan Keffer, Antonio Cipriano, Jasmine Rogers, Hatty King, Maggie Gidden and winners Sofia Deler and Tony Moreno. BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet for the big night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Watch LIVE: The 2017 Jimmy Awards Pre-Show Update at Broadway's Minskoff TheatreWatch LIVE: The 2017 Jimmy Awards Pre-Show Update at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The ninth annual JIMMY AWARDS will be held on Monday, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. 74 high school students from across America will compete for the Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress. Ceremony updates, Inspiring Teacher Award and the nominee award presentations will be streamed live on Facebook. (more...)

BWW TV: It's a 'World of Pure Imagination' Inside Rehearsals for the 2017 Jimmy Awards!BWW TV: It's a 'World of Pure Imagination' Inside Rehearsals for the 2017 Jimmy Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 26, 2017

The ninth annual JIMMY AWARDS will be held tonight, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. 74 high school students from across America will compete for the Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress. BroadwayWorld stopped by rehearsals today and is excited to bring you footage from the studio and interviews with the students and their mentors! (more...)

2017 Jimmy Awards Best Actor & Best Actress Presentations to Stream Live on Facebook2017 Jimmy Awards Best Actor & Best Actress Presentations to Stream Live on Facebook
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The ninth annual JIMMY AWARDS will be held on Monday, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. 74 high school students from across America will compete for the Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress. Ceremony updates, Inspiring Teacher Award and the nominee award presentations will be streamed live on Facebook. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Flies Off to Neverland with PETER PANCabrillo Music Theatre Flies Off to Neverland with PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE presents one of the most beloved family friendly musicals of all time with the third and final show in its 2016-2017 season, PETER PAN, with music by Mark 'Moose' Charlap and Jule Styne, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, based on J.M. Barrie's unforgettable story, musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Cheryl Baxter and direction by Yvette Lawrence. PETER PAN opens on Friday, July 14, 2017 and runs through Sunday, July 23, 2017 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.    (more...)

New Song from Disney Channel's DESCENDANTS 2 to Debut on Radio Disney TodayNew Song from Disney Channel's DESCENDANTS 2 to Debut on Radio Disney Today
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2017

China Anne McClain will take over Radio Disney for the premiere of the commanding, feet-stomping single 'What's My Name' from the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie DESCENDANTS 2 on THURSDAY, JUNE 1 (more...)

Norm Macdonald, Katherine Ryan, Maz Jobrani and More to Bring Laughts to Carolines on Broadway This JuneNorm Macdonald, Katherine Ryan, Maz Jobrani and More to Bring Laughts to Carolines on Broadway This June
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Carolines on Broadway, New York City's premier comedy venue, presents its talented line-up for the month of June. (more...)

BWW Interview: BWW Hosts NEWSIES Film-Stage Talkback with MSMTBWW Interview: BWW Hosts NEWSIES Film-Stage Talkback with MSMT
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - May 20, 2017

Maine State Music Theatre hosted a special series of free FILM FRIDAYS events which previewed the summer shows, showed the original (or subsequent) movie and offered a talkback with Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark, in interview with BWW's Maine Editor, Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold. Here is an sli8ghtly edited version of the talkback of May 17, 2017, which discussed the 1992 Kenny Ortega film version of NEWSIES and the 2012 Broadway staging, and gave some hints about what Midcoast Mine could expect this summer at MSMT! Have a look/ listen! (more...)

Disney Channel & Disney XD Announce Star-Filled D23 Expo 2017 EventsDisney Channel & Disney XD Announce Star-Filled D23 Expo 2017 Events
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2017

Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior will present one-of-a-kind experiences for kids and families during D23 Expo 2017, the ultimate Disney fan event, taking place FRIDAY, JULY 14–SUNDAY, JULY 16 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. (more...)

Original Movie DESCENDANTS 2 to Have Simultaneous Premiere on 5 TV Networks This JulyOriginal Movie DESCENDANTS 2 to Have Simultaneous Premiere on 5 TV Networks This July
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

A far-reaching, unprecedented and simultaneous premiere has been set for the Disney Channel Original Movie DESCENDANTS 2 across five networks within the Disney|ABC Television Group, FRIDAY, JULY 21 (8:00 p.m. EDT) (more...)

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