BET Acquires CARL WEBER'S THE FAMILY BUSINESSBET Acquires CARL WEBER'S THE FAMILY BUSINESS
by TV News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

BET Networks announces the acquisition of eight-part drama “Carl Weber's The Family Business,” based on The New York Times best-selling author's most popular family crime drama novel starring acclaimed-actor and Executive Produccer Ernie Hudson. Originally developed and produced as an indie film franchise, BET has licensed the content to air this dynamic production in an explosive way. Meet the Duncans, a prominent family from Jamaica, Queens living fast and luxurious. By day, they're an upstanding family; by night, they live a dangerous secret life. The patriarch of the family, L.C. Duncan (Hudson), is at the age when he's starting to think about retirement and has to decide which of his children should take over his thriving exotic car dealership. The Duncans quickly come under siege from some of the top politicians, mafia and drug cartels in the city. The Duncans will have to stick together or die separately.  The highly anticipated television event “Carl Weber's The Family Business,” makes its debut on Tuesday, November 13 at 9 PM ET/PT on BET. (more...)

BET Licenses Carl Weber's THE FAMILY BUSINESSBET Licenses Carl Weber's THE FAMILY BUSINESS
by TV News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

Today, BET Networks announces the acquisition of eight-part drama “Carl Weber's The Family Business,” based on The New York Times best-selling author's most popular family crime drama novel starring acclaimed-actor and Executive Produccer Ernie Hudson. Originally developed and produced as an indie film franchise, BET has licensed the content to air this dynamic production in an explosive way. Meet the Duncans, a prominent family from Jamaica, Queens living fast and luxurious. By day, they're an upstanding family; by night, they live a dangerous secret life. The patriarch of the family, L.C. Duncan (Hudson), is at the age when he's starting to think about retirement and has to decide which of his children should take over his thriving exotic car dealership. The Duncans quickly come under siege from some of the top politicians, mafia and drug cartels in the city. The Duncans will have to stick together or die separately. The highly anticipated television event “Carl Weber's The Family Business,” makes its debut on Tuesday, November 13 at 9 PM ET/PT on BET. (more...)

BET Networks Licenses CARL WEBER'S THE FAMILY BUSINESSBET Networks Licenses CARL WEBER'S THE FAMILY BUSINESS
by TV News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

Today, BET Networks announces the acquisition of eight-part drama 'Carl Weber's The Family Business,' based on The New York Times best-selling author's most popular family crime drama novel starring acclaimed-actor and Executive Produccer Ernie Hudson. Originally developed and produced as an indie film franchise, BET has licensed the content to air this dynamic production in an explosive way. Meet the Duncans, a prominent family from Jamaica, Queens living fast and luxurious. By day, they're an upstanding family; by night, they live a dangerous secret life. The patriarch of the family, L.C. Duncan (Hudson), is at the age when he's starting to think about retirement and has to decide which of his children should take over his thriving exotic car dealership. The Duncans quickly come under siege from some of the top politicians, mafia and drug cartels in the city. The Duncans will have to stick together or die separately. The highly anticipated television event 'Carl Weber's The Family Business,' makes its debut on Tuesday, November 13 at 9 PM ET/PT on BET. (more...)

The Denver Nickel + Dime Animation Festival Is Back At The Bug!The Denver Nickel + Dime Animation Festival Is Back At The Bug!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2017

The Bug Theatre is exciting to open its doors for another Denver Nickel + Dime Animation Extravaganza. The all-animation film festival will be Today, December 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM with a pre-show marathon of cartoon shorts beginning at 6:30 PM. Tickets for the event are $10 and are available online at www.BugTheatre.org. The Bug Theatre is located at 3654 Navajo Street in Denver. Parking is free. (more...)

The Denver Nickel + Dime Animation Festival Is Back At The Bug!The Denver Nickel + Dime Animation Festival Is Back At The Bug!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

The Bug Theatre is exciting to open its doors for another Denver Nickel + Dime Animation Extravaganza. The all-animation film festival will be Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM with a pre-show marathon of cartoon shorts beginning at 6:30 PM. Tickets for the event are $10 and are available online at www.BugTheatre.org. The Bug Theatre is located at 3654 Navajo Street in Denver. Parking is free. (more...)

Jen Danby's CALIFORNIA GIRL: BEING MICHELLE PFEIFFER and FARRAH Coming to NYC This JulyJen Danby's CALIFORNIA GIRL: BEING MICHELLE PFEIFFER and FARRAH Coming to NYC This July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2017

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce a two-dates-only double feature performance today, July 8th and Today, July 15th of CALIFORNIA GIRL: BEING MICHELLE PFEIFFER and of FARRAH about '70s superstar Farrah Fawcett. (more...)

Jen Danby's CALIFORNIA GIRL: BEING MICHELLE PFEIFFER and FARRAH Coming to NYC This JulyJen Danby's CALIFORNIA GIRL: BEING MICHELLE PFEIFFER and FARRAH Coming to NYC This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce a two-dates-only double feature performance on Saturday, July 8th and Saturday, July 15th of CALIFORNIA GIRL: BEING MICHELLE PFEIFFER and of FARRAH about '70s superstar Farrah Fawcett. (more...)

World Premiere of SHARON AND ROMAN Begins Next MonthWorld Premiere of SHARON AND ROMAN Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce the world premiere of SHARON AND ROMAN, a new part of the Sharon Tate Quadrilogy beginning with the solo piece SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN, and with four total parts, CHARLIE AND SHARON, SHARON AND MIA (in development), and now the newest, ROMAN AND SHARON, about the marriage of actress and model Sharon Tate and director Roman Polanski. (more...)

Jen Danby-Led SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Gets Special Performance in Long BeachJen Danby-Led SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Gets Special Performance in Long Beach
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2016

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce a special, one-day-only today, June 25th, performance of the critically acclaimed SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN at Arts in the Plaza in Long Beach, NY. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sam Bass Offers Charming, Quirky Look at Family With TABLE SETTINGSBWW Reviews: Sam Bass Offers Charming, Quirky Look at Family With TABLE SETTINGS
by Jeff Davis - Feb 26, 2015

There isn't much to say about the idea of the American Family that hasn't already been said, but as Table Settings proves, it's not what you say but how you say that matters. The joyous comedy, written by James Lapine and directed by Frank Benge, ops for episodes and sketches rather than a linear plot to give us a glimpse into the lives of a surnameless Jewish family, and each slice of life placed on the table is more delicious than the last. (more...)

TABLE SETTINGS Opens Tonight at Sam Bass TheatreTABLE SETTINGS Opens Tonight at Sam Bass Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

'Table Settings' by James Lapine opens tonight, February 13th at Sam Bass Community Theatre. Directed by Frank Benge. (more...)

TABLE SETTINGS Opens 2/13 at Sam Bass TheatreTABLE SETTINGS Opens 2/13 at Sam Bass Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

'Table Settings' by James Lapine opens February 13th at Sam Bass Community Theatre. Directed by Frank Benge. (more...)

Keci Releases New Album 'Shedding Scales'; Announces Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Keci, an Atlanta­-based singer, songwriter, rapper, and recording artist is getting ready to start touring following the recent release of her album, "Shedding Scales," that was released on October 21, 2014 through Joe Anthony Productions, an Independent Recording Label in Atlanta, GA. (more...)

Mississippi Mud Productions Presents and This American Blonde Actress Announce Cast of Tennessee Williams' VIEUX CARREMississippi Mud Productions Presents and This American Blonde Actress Announce Cast of Tennessee Williams' VIEUX CARRE
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Mississippi Mud Productions and This American Blonde Actress announce full cast and talkbacks with director Jen Danby and cast of Tennessee Williams' Vieux Carre in Hell's Kitchen. Tickets on sale online at http://mudvieuxcarre.brownpapertickets.com - $18 General Admission, $15 Student/Senior. (more...)

Award-Winning Austin Pendleton to Direct a Staged Reading of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, 4/28Award-Winning Austin Pendleton to Direct a Staged Reading of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

Tony-nominated and Obie-winning director Austin Pendleton directs a staged reading of A Streetcar Named Desire as a fundraiser for the Long Beach Martin Luther King Center. Starring Geoffrey Owens* (The Cosby Show, Romeo and Julietwith Orlando Bloom on Broadway) as Stanley; Jen Danby* (The Blonde Bombshell Project: Marilyn Monroe, Sharon Tate in Heaven) as Blanche DuBois; Colleen Leone (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) as Stella Kowalski. With: Michael Arena, Edward Bergen, Charles Black, Daniel Capalbo, Jr., Cheryl Halliburton, Patricia Perales, Jody Prusan, and Michael Robinson. *These actors appear courtesy of Actors' Equity Association (more...)

Austin Pendleton Helms Mississippi Mud's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, Now thru 11/17Austin Pendleton Helms Mississippi Mud's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, Now thru 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2013

Obie- Award winning and Tony nominated director Austin Pendleton directs Tennessee Williams' Cat on A Hot Tin Roof in a new Indie theatre production with the Mississippi Mud. This is the play that Ben Brantley described as Williams' 'most impassioned and articulate statement on human isolation, the wrenching problems of communication between people and the ways in which death defines life.' It is brought to life in a new intimate bold raw space production that unfolds in 'real time' and places center stage the lush language of this modern classic fable. (more...)

Jaheim to Bring APPRECIATION DAY Tour to Memphis' Orpheum Theatre, 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

R&B powerhouse Jaheim will appear at Memphis' Orpheum Theatre on Saturday, November 30th as part of his Appreciation Day Tour, which was announced today. 'Timeless, 'Classic' and ' A Return To Real R&B' are just a few of the phrases used to describe singer/songwriter Jaheim's latest release 'Appreciation Day.' Having established himself in the landscape of the music industry, fans and critics alike have come to expect a solid body of work from the seasoned vet, and 'Appreciation Day'does not disappoint. The album sold almost 60,000 copies worldwide in its first week, landing it on the Billboard charts at #3 Urban/#6 overall. Currently available via iTunes, (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/appreciation-day/id684566446) this album taps into the timeless tales of love, loss and the overcoming of life's obstacles. Fans flock to Jaheim's facebook (https://www.facebook.com/officialjaheim) page, raving about each song. (more...)

Sampradaya Dance Creations' TAJ to Tour Canada, 10/19-11/9Sampradaya Dance Creations' TAJ to Tour Canada, 10/19-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

Sampradaya Dance Creations, renowned for its innovative dance productions under the artistic direction of Lata Pada, originally created the spectacular dance-theatre production TAJ, written by the Governor General Award-winning playwright John Murrell, as a commission for Toronto's 2011 Luminato Festival. (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Helm SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER for Mississippi MudAustin Pendleton to Helm SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER for Mississippi Mud
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2013

Fresh from Ivanov starring Ethan Hawke, Obie- Award winning director Austin Pendleton directs Tennessee Williams' stark and religiously sensual morality play Suddenly Last Summer with the Mississippi Mud. This is the play that moved Brookes Atkinson to praise Williams as being "at the peak of his talent as a poet of the damned." It is brought to life in a new bold raw space production that places center stage the lush language of this modern fable. Mr. Pendleton stars as Dr. Cukrowicz and helms a talented cast of actors that includes Johanna Leister (Broadway: Whose Life Is it Anyway w/Mary Tyler Moore, Tartuffe w/Victor Garber, Dracula w/Raul Julia; Beyond the Horizon at Irish Rep; The Edge Of Night), Jen Danby (Vivien Leigh: The Last Press Conference, Orson's Shadow with Mississippi Mud, Cat on A Hot Tin RoofMud Lab production, directed by Austin Pendleton; "Paula" and "Bad Pictures" vlogisodes with The Wooster Group, the film Run #3), and Maureen Mooney (Guiding Light, All My Children; Mod Donna at The Public directed by Joseph Papp, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with the Mud, directed by Austin Pendleton). Other casting to be announced. (more...)

Alex Boling & Friends to Perform HEELS OVER HEAD IN LOVE at The Other Side, 2/12Alex Boling & Friends to Perform HEELS OVER HEAD IN LOVE at The Other Side, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2012

Alex Boling ("Reddy or Not" [LA Premiere], ABC's "Suburgatory') is making a return engagement to The Other Side in Silverlake this Sunday, February 12 at 6:30 PM with a new Valentine's Day-inspired cabaret show. (more...)

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