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Hallmark Channel's 'Countdown to Summer' Programming Event Lineup Adds New FilmHallmark Channel's 'Countdown to Summer' Programming Event Lineup Adds New Film
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2019

As temperatures around the country begin to rise and people yearn for the longer days ahead, viewers will enjoy an entire month of summer-inspired movies when Hallmark Channel premieres four all-new original movies in May. The programming event kicks off with 'Paris, Wine & Romance' (working title) (Saturday, May 4, 9 p.m. ET/PT) followed by 'A Feeling of Home' (Saturday, May 11, 9 p.m. ET/PT), and 'Sailing into Love' (Saturday, May 18, 9 p.m. ET/PT), 'From Friend to Fiancé' (Saturday, May 25, 9 p.m. ET/PT) and 'Love in the Sun' (Monday, May 27, 9 p.m. ET/PT).' (more...)

Hallmark Channel Expands Its Celebration of Seasons with 'Countdown to Summer'Hallmark Channel Expands Its Celebration of Seasons with 'Countdown to Summer'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019

As temperatures around the country begin to rise and people yearn for the longer days ahead, viewers will enjoy an entire month of summer-inspired movies when Hallmark Channel premieres four all-new original movies in May. The programming event kicks off with 'A Paris Romance' (Saturday, May 4, 9 p.m. ET/PT) followed by 'A Feeling of Home' (working title) (Saturday, May 11, 9 p.m. ET/PT), and 'Sailing into Love' (Saturday, May 18, 9 p.m. ET/PT), and 'Love in the Sun' (Saturday, May 25, 9 p.m. ET/PT).' (more...)

BWW TV: Marissa Jaret Winokur to Perform Cut Song in Hollywood Bowl's BEAUTY & THE BEASTBWW TV: Marissa Jaret Winokur to Perform Cut Song in Hollywood Bowl's BEAUTY & THE BEAST
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2018

The animated classic Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' will be given new life for two special evenings at the Hollywood Bowl. Marissa Jaret Winokur joins the all-star cast as The Wardrobe, get a sneak peek at her performance of a cut song below! (more...)

Norbert Leo Butz Joins Cast of Midtown Direct Rep Reading of FEARNorbert Leo Butz Joins Cast of Midtown Direct Rep Reading of FEAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) is delighted to present its second reading of its 2017-1018 staged reading series, Theater at The Woodland, with a presentation of FEAR, written by Matt Williams and directed by Mark Armstrong. This event will be performed for one night only on Sunday, December 3rd at 7:00pm at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd. Maplewood, NJ), where MDR is the resident theater company. The reading is $20 (advance purchase), $25 (if purchased at the door) and open to the public. Student/Senior discounts are also available. Tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite by clicking the link HERE. (more...)

BWW Feature: The Original Stage and Screen Cast of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Where are They Now?
by Rachel Crawford - Mar 26, 2017

The first BEAUTY AND THE BEAST came out in 1991 and starred both new and veteran actors and actresses. The Disney classic was so successful it transferred to the stage only three years later and had an exceptional run on Broadway for over 10 years. The talented actors of both stage and screen have gone on to add other great roles to their list of credits. (more...)

Exclusive Interview: Angela Lansbury Talks Singing 'Beauty & the Beast' Again & More
by Richard Ridge - Sep 21, 2016

After a special evening, where Lansbury performed the titular classic 'Beauty and the Beast' with Alan Menken accompanying her on the piano, she sat down with BroadwayWorld to chat about the impact of the film.  (more...)

BWW TV: Be Our Guest! Chatting with the Team Behind BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Its 25th Anniversary
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 20, 2016

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of 'Beauty and the Beast,' Walt Disney Studios and the Film Society of Lincoln Center presented an exclusive screening of the beloved animated classic at Alice Tully Hall. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you interviews with original stars Angela Lansbury, Paige O'Hara and more, composer Alan Menken, and fellow musical theatre writers Stephen Schwartz, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez! (more...)

VIDEO: Robbie Benson, Paige O'Hara & More Recite Favorite BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Lines
by Movies News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

In a new video shared on USA TODAY, original BEAUTY AND THE BEAST voice cast members Robby Benson (Beast), Paige O'Hara (Belle) and Richard White (Gaston) shared some of their favorite lines from the animated movie! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Wishing a Happy 25th Anniversary to BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 19, 2016

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of 'Beauty and the Beast,' The Walt Disney Studios and the Film Society of Lincoln Center presented an exclusive screening of the beloved animated classic at Alice Tully Hall. It was here, in September 1991, that a work-in-progress version of 'Beauty and the Beast' was first screened at the New York Film Festival -- and received a standing ovation. This 'tale as old as time' went on to break ground as the first animated feature film to receive an Academy Award® nomination, and twenty-five years later audiences of all ages continue to fall in love with this enchanting tale, its captivating characters and unforgettable, award-winning music score and original song, 'Beauty and the Beast.' (more...)

VIDEO: Angela Lansbury Performs at BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 25th Anniversary Celebration
by Movies News Desk - Sep 18, 2016

Tonight, The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Disney presented a 25th anniversary screening of Disney's award-winning animated film BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Below, watch video of legendary actress Lansbury performing the film's title song at the event, accompanied by the song's composer, Alan Menken. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 9/19 - 9/30 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Sep 16, 2016

Get all the scoop on TODAY 9/19 - 9/30, airing on NBC (more...)

VIDEO: Miranda, Menken, Schwartz & Lopez Pay Tribute to Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

On this morning's GMA, Award winning composers Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Robert and Kristine-Anderson Lopez celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and reflected on the impact of the timeless animated movie. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 9/12 - 9/23 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Sep 9, 2016

Get all the scoop on TODAY 9/12 - 9/23, airing on NBC (more...)

BWW Interview: John Copeland on What Anita Bryant Did & Has Done for Him Lately
by Gil Kaan - Aug 25, 2016

Playwright/actor John Copeland's latest theatrical project ANITA BRYANT'S PLAYBOY INTERVIEW recounts a specific incident in the truth-is-stranger-than-fiction saga of the former Miss Oklahoma and runner-up to Miss America whose 'Save Our Children' campaign fought to repeal gay rights in Dale County, Florida in 1977.  (more...)

Original Stars Paige O'Hara, Angela Lansbury and More Slated for 25th Anniversary Screening of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Disney have announced a 25th anniversary screening of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, presented Sunday, September 18 at Alice Tully Hall. (more...)

Photo Flash: Angela Lansbury & More Reunite for BEAUTY & THE BEAST 25th Anniversary
by BWW Special Coverage - May 10, 2016

Actresses Angela Lansbury, Paige O'Hara, Jo Anne Worley and more attended the Academy's 25th Anniversary Screening of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, A Marc Davis Celebration of Animation at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on May 9, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (more...)

Angela Lansbury, Paige O'Hara & More Set for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 25th Anniversary Celebration
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The 25TH Anniversary of the animated feature film BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will be celebrated by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday, May 9th at 7:30 pm PDT at Beverly Hills' Samuel Goldwyn Theater. (more...)

Andrea Canny to Open The Abbey's Monday Night Cabaret Series, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

Andrea Canny will kick off the Monday Night Cabaret Series at The Abbey October 5 at 8 p.m. with What a Difference a Year Makes! sharing songs and stories of the journey of healing a broken ankle, a broken heart and allowing her future to begin. (more...)

Stage and Screen Star Stanley Tucci Boards BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Film as 'Cadenza'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Disney's live-action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST continues to add to its ranks! According to Variety, Stanley Tucci has joined the star-studded cast as 'Cadenza', a new character -- a grand piano described as 'a neurotic maestro.' (more...)

Karla DeVito Joins Jordan, Foley & More In TOTAL ECLIPSE: THE MUSIC OF JIM STEINMAN At 54 Below, 5/5
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 21, 2015

Legendary Grammy Award-winning songwriter and performer, internationally recognized theatrical rock pioneer Jim Steinman, will be celebrated in a new 54 Below show honoring his multiple #1 songs and albums at 54 Below next month, titled TOTAL ECLIPSE: THE MUSIC OF JIM STEINMAN, with the starry cast of the evening announced earlier this month, and famed Meat Loaf tour star and Steinman interpreter Karla DeVito joins the epic line-up this week. (more...)

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