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Diana Degarmo & Ace Young, Julie Halston, And More Come To Birdland In OctoberDiana Degarmo & Ace Young, Julie Halston, And More Come To Birdland In October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Seth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series Returns To Parker Playhouse For A New SeasonSeth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series Returns To Parker Playhouse For A New Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019

The Seth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series presented by Mark Cortale returns to Parker Playhouse in 2020. The series, co-presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, delivers three intimate evenings of incredible music and hilarious conversations hosted and music directed by the Sirius XM Radio star, whom the New York Times dubbed a?oeThe Mayor of Broadway.a?? The series features three Tony Award winners and critically-acclaimed powerhouse talents: Kelli O'Hara (The King & I) on January 3, Stephanie J. Block (The Cher Show) February 22 and Santino Fontana (Tootsie) on April 3. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Cast of THE WOLF OF WALL STREETPhoto Flash: First Look at the Cast of THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019

The first cast images are released today for The Wolf of Wall Street, the world premiere immersive production which brings to life the highs and lows of the infamous '90s New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort. The Wolf of Wall Street is based on Belfort's memoirs, as depicted by Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese's movie of the same name, and features a 16-strong cast who will play multiple characters from Stratton Oakmont stockbroker start-ups to the FBI, plunging audiences into a world of greed, power and excess. The production will open at 5-15 Sun Street, Central London and will be staged across four floors and 25 rooms. It previews from 19 September 2019, with opening night for press on 4 October and is adapted and directed by Alexander Wright(The Great Gatsby - the UK's longest running immersive show). (more...)

Magnolia Pictures Acquires ONCE WERE BROTHERSMagnolia Pictures Acquires ONCE WERE BROTHERS
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2019

Deadline reports that 'Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band,' which will premiere tonight at the Toronto Film Festival, has been acquired by Magnolia Features. (more...)

Sandra Bernhard Kicks Off Carpenter Performing Arts Center's 25th Anniversary SeasonSandra Bernhard Kicks Off Carpenter Performing Arts Center's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019

Comedian, actress, singer and radio-host Sandra Bernhard returns to the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, located on the campus of California State University, Long Beach, on Saturday, September 21 at 8 p.m., launching the start of the Center's 25th Anniversary Season. Single tickets for her new show Quick Sand are on sale now, with a limited number of subscription offers available through September 20. (more...)

Roger Deakins to Receive Variety Artisan Award at TIFF Tribute GalaRoger Deakins to Receive Variety Artisan Award at TIFF Tribute Gala
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2019

Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, today announced that Academy Award-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins will be honoured with the Variety Artisan Award at this year's TIFF Tribute Gala awards event. The award recognizes a distinguished filmmaker who has excelled at their craft and made an outstanding contribution to cinema. Taking place on Monday, September 9, at the Fairmont Royal York, during the 44th Toronto International Film Festival, the Gala is an annual fundraiser to support TIFF's year-round programmes and core mission to transform the way people see the world through film, and to celebrate the film industry's outstanding contributors. Variety is proud to be the exclusive trade media partner on the event.  (more...)

Imagine Documentaries Announces Partnership With Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc.Imagine Documentaries Announces Partnership With Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019

Imagine Documentaries President, Justin Wilkes, announced today that the company has reached an exclusive deal with the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation to produce the definitive documentary on Jazz legend and beloved entertainer, Louis Armstrong. The deal comes with access to hundreds of hours of audio recordings, film footage, photographs, personal diaries and a life's worth of ephemera for exclusive use in the first significant documentary dedicated entirely to his life. In addition to Louis' prolific music and film career, Louis was an avid biographer and kept an almost daily audio diary from the early 1950's until the day he passed in 1971, all on reel-to-reel tape recordings and all organized meticulously “for posterity” by “Pops” himself.   (more...)

Robert De Niro & Shia LaBeouf Will Lead Drama AFTER EXILERobert De Niro & Shia LaBeouf Will Lead Drama AFTER EXILE
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2019

Variety reports that Robert De Niro and Shia LaBeouf will play father and son in the independent crime drama “After Exile.” (more...)

TIFF Cinematheque Announces 2019 Festival SelectionTIFF Cinematheque Announces 2019 Festival Selection
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2019

In a nod to its commitment to film preservation, the Toronto International Film Festival​ announced today that the 2019 TIFF Cinematheque programme at the Festival will feature select screenings in 35mm, with two prints coming from the TIFF Film Reference Library Screening Collection, the organization's own film library. The narrative titles selected will be preceded by guest introductions from Festival filmmakers past and present. (more...)

The Cure 40 LIVE - CURÆTION-25 + ANNIVERSARY Set For Release October 18The Cure 40 LIVE - CURÆTION-25 + ANNIVERSARY Set For Release October 18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019

Less than a year before their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Cure celebrated their 40th anniversary. On October 18th 2019, Eagle Vision will present two special performances in which they commemorated this milestone, when 40 LIVE - CURÆTION-25 + ANNIVERSARY is released in a Limited Edition Deluxe Box (2Blu-ray+4CD, or 2DVD+4CD, each with 40-page book), on Limited Edition Hardbook 2Blu-ray or 2DVD (each with 16 page book), and standalone digital formats. (more...)

Video: Annie Sherman Goes Busking Before PIAF LIVES At The Green Room 42Video: Annie Sherman Goes Busking Before PIAF LIVES At The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019

THE GREEN ROOM 42 a?" Broadway's newest intimate concert venue a?" will present Annie Sherman performing a?oePiaf Livesa?? on Wednesday, August 7 at 7:00 PM. Sherman, known for The King & I and Sound of Music national tours, Ragtime on Ellis Island, and Macbeth at Los Angeles Opera, brings you her original and innovative translations of Edith Piaf songs as never before heard in English. This evening celebrating the scandalous and tragic life of Edith Piaf includes hits like a?oePadam,a?? a?oeMilord,a?? and a?oeLa Vie en Rose.a??  (more...)

Taika Waititi to Receive TIFF Ebert Director Award at Tribute GalaTaika Waititi to Receive TIFF Ebert Director Award at Tribute Gala
by TV News Desk - Aug 6, 2019

Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, today announced that Academy Award–nominated New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi will be honoured with the TIFF Ebert Director Award at this year's new TIFF Tribute Gala awards event. The award recognizes and honours a distinguished filmmaker for their outstanding contribution to cinema. Taking place on Monday, September 9 at Fairmont Royal York, during the 44th Toronto International Film Festival, the Gala is an annual fundraiser to support TIFF's year-round programmes and core mission to transform the way people see the world through film, and to celebrate the film industry's outstanding contributors. (more...)

Martin Scorsese's THE IRISHMAN to Close the London Film FestivalMartin Scorsese's THE IRISHMAN to Close the London Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2019

The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is thrilled to announce that The Irishman will be this year's Closing Night Gala, which is directed by one of the true giants of cinema Martin Scorsese and starring Academy Award winners Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. The Festival is delighted to be bringing the work of this iconic filmmaker to the UK for its International Premiere on Sunday 13 October in London, with Martin Scorsese and cast expected to attend. The BFI London Film Festival is also pleased to announce that there will be simultaneous preview screenings of The Irishman taking place at cinemas across the UK. (more...)

Hollywood Foreign Press Association Presents $3.8 Million At Annual Grants BanquetHollywood Foreign Press Association Presents $3.8 Million At Annual Grants Banquet
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2019

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) presented $3.8 million at their annual Grants Banquet held at The Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, Calif. The evening was hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Talent who accepted grants on behalf of nonprofit organizations included Arnold Schwarzenegger, Taron Egerton, James Corden, Kerry Washington, Ali Wong, Regina Hall, Rob Lowe, Jamie Bell, Ramy Youssef, Corinne Fox, Sistine Stallone, Camila Morrone, Renée Zellweger, Eva Longoria, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jon Favreau, Justin Hartley, Ben Platt, Beanie Feldstein, Josh Lucas, Julia Butters, and Taika Waititi. (more...)

J. Bernard Calloway, Morocco Omari, and John Scurti to Lead Billy Porter Directed THE PURISTSJ. Bernard Calloway, Morocco Omari, and John Scurti to Lead Billy Porter Directed THE PURISTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019

Huntington Theatre Company announced today the cast and creative team for the world premiere production of The Purists. (more...)

Robert de Niro in Negotiations for KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON with Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprioRobert de Niro in Negotiations for KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON with Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2019

A Deadline exclusive revealed Robert de Niro is in early negotiations to work with Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio on an adaptation of “Killers of the Flower Moon.” (more...)

VIDEO: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci Star in Martin Scorsese's THE IRISHMANVIDEO: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci Star in Martin Scorsese's THE IRISHMAN
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2019

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese's THE IRISHMAN, an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. (more...)

Cristin Milioti To Star In HBO Max Series MADE FOR LOVECristin Milioti To Star In HBO Max Series MADE FOR LOVE
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2019

Cristin Milioti is set to star in HBO Max's new series Made for Love, according to Deadline. The half-hour series is an adaptation of Alissa Nutting's tragicomic novel of the same name. (more...)

Martin Scorsese's THE IRISHMAN to Open the 57th New York Film FestivalMartin Scorsese's THE IRISHMAN to Open the 57th New York Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2019

Film at Lincoln Center announces Martin Scorsese's The Irishman as Opening Night of the 57th New York Film Festival (September 27 – October 13), making its World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on Friday, September 27, 2019. The Irishman will be released in select theaters and on Netflix later this year.  (more...)

Bobby Rush to Play Cutting Room in NYC this AugustBobby Rush to Play Cutting Room in NYC this August
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2019

The whole world is getting hip to Bobby Rush.  After decades of tearing up the chitlin' circuit on a nightly basis with his sweaty, no-holds-barred funkfests, Bobby has thoroughly broken through to the mainstream. He won a long-overdue 2017 Grammy Award for his spectacular album Porcupine Meat and consistently tours the globe as a headliner. What's more, Bobby's brand-new album Sitting on Top of the Blues on his own Deep Rush imprint (distributed by Thirty Tigers), due out August 16, 2019, promises to further spread the news that this revered legend, well past 80 years of age even if his stratospheric energy level belies the calendar, is bigger and badder and bolder than ever. (more...)

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