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Raphael Saadiq, Terence Blanchard Will Provide Music For GENIUS: ARETHA Photo Raphael Saadiq, Terence Blanchard Will Provide Music For GENIUS: ARETHA
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2020

National Geographic, with Fox 21 Studios and Imagine Television Studios, announced today that Grammy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated musician Raphael Saadiq has been tapped to serve as executive music producer on GENIUS: ARETHA. Saadiq is responsible for producing, arranging and recording all of the original song elements within the series featuring live performances. The score will be written and produced by multi-Grammy Award-winner and Academy Award nominee Terence Blanchard ('Harriet,' 'BlacKkKlansman').

Raphael Saadiq and Terence Blanchard Join GENIUS: ARETHA on National Geographic Photo Raphael Saadiq and Terence Blanchard Join GENIUS: ARETHA on National Geographic
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2020

National Geographic, with FOX 21 Studios and Imagine Television Studios, announced today that Grammy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated musician Raphael Saadiq has been tapped to serve as executive music producer on GENIUS: ARETHA. Saadiq is responsible for producing, arranging and recording all of the original song elements within the series featuring live performances. The score will be written and produced by multi-Grammy Award-winner and Academy Award nominee Terence Blanchard ('Harriet,' 'BlacKkKlansman').

Renée Zellweger to be Honored at 'An Unforgettable Evening' Benefiting the Women's C Photo Renée Zellweger to be Honored at 'An Unforgettable Evening' Benefiting the Women's Cancer Research Fund
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2020

On Thursday, February 27, 2020, the Women's Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) Honorary Chairs Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, along with Gala Chairs Quinn Ezralow and Jamie Tisch, and Co-Chairs Wallis Annenberg & Kris Levine, NJ Falk, Tom Ford & Richard Buckley, Judy & Leonard Lauder, Marion Laurie, and Lori Kanter Tritsch & William P. Lauder, will welcome guests to An Unforgettable Evening. This year, actress Renée Zellweger will receive the 2020 Courage Award for her charitable contributions and philanthropic efforts throughout her career, including her support of breast cancer research and awareness. The event, which will be hosted by actor, comedian, and producer Ken Jeong, will take place at the Beverly Wilshire, and benefit the WCRF, a program of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

RATINGS: 68 WHISKEY Is Most-Watched Cable Drama Series Premiere in Over a Year Photo RATINGS: 68 WHISKEY Is Most-Watched Cable Drama Series Premiere in Over a Year
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2020

With an average audience of 2 million total L+3 viewers, 68 Whiskey, Paramount Network's new scripted series, stands as the most-watched cable drama series premiere in over a year (November 2018). 68 Whiskey is also the highest-rated cable drama launch since June 2019 among P25-54 (1.0 L+3 rating) and M18-49 (.77 L+3 rating) and since September 2018 among M25-54 (1.2 L+3 rating).

RATINGS: Paramount Network's 68 WHISKEY is #1 Cable Drama Premiere Photo RATINGS: Paramount Network's 68 WHISKEY is #1 Cable Drama Premiere
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2020

68 Whiskey, Paramount Network's new scripted series, ranks as the #1 cable drama premiere for L+SD viewing among M25-54 (.55 rating) and M18-49 (.37 rating) during the current TV season, which started on September 23, 2019.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Julie Taymor & More Will Host Events at Sundance Photo Lin-Manuel Miranda, Julie Taymor & More Will Host Events at Sundance
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2020

Sundance Institute will curate dozens of offscreen events, including behind-the-scenes panels on the art of filmmaking, musical performances and a?" around the theme of Imagined Futures a?" a public Bonfire and several extended post-screening conversations (known as IF Screenings), at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival taking place in Park City, Salt Lake City, and Sundance, Utah, January 23 through February 2, 2020.

2020 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony At Goodspeed Participants Announced Photo 2020 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony At Goodspeed Participants Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 40 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2020 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 15 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration.

Amazon Studios Announces Cast for New LORD OF THE RINGS Series Photo Amazon Studios Announces Cast for New LORD OF THE RINGS Series
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2020

Amazon Studios today announced the first group of series regulars set to star in the new Amazon Original series based on stories from the iconic 'The Lord of the Rings' novels by J.R.R. Tolkien. Newly revealed cast members including Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, and Daniel Weyman. Production will begin in February.

VIDEO: Ewan McGregor Talks About Being Mistaken for Jesus on CONAN Photo VIDEO: Ewan McGregor Talks About Being Mistaken for Jesus on CONAN
by Stage Tube - Jan 8, 2020

After a fan gave his religious mother a picture of Ewan in his Jedi robes, she displayed it in their home thinking it was a picture of Jesus.

Karen Aldridge Joins FARGO Season Four Photo Karen Aldridge Joins FARGO Season Four
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2019

Deadline reports that 'Matilda: The Musical' star Karen Aldridge has joined the cast of the fourth season of 'Fargo' on FX.

Cleveland Public Theatre and Teatro Público de Cleveland Will Present MARISOL by Jos Photo Cleveland Public Theatre and Teatro Público de Cleveland Will Present MARISOL by José Rivera
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) and Teatro Público de Cleveland (TPC) have announced updated plans for the 2019/2020 Season Spanish Language production. CPT and TPC will present Marisol, by José Rivera, translated by Aurora Lauzardo y Waldemar Burgos, and directed by Julia Rosa Sosa. The play will be performed in Spanish with English subtitles and will run March 5 a?" 21 in CPT's historic Gordon Square Theatre.

Showtime Will Air the Television Premiere of PAVAROTTI Photo Showtime Will Air the Television Premiere of PAVAROTTI
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2019

Today, SHOWTIME announced that it will air the television premiere of Pavarotti from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard on Monday, December 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019

Bay Street Theater And Sag Harbor Cinema Announce Special Holiday Event Photo Bay Street Theater And Sag Harbor Cinema Announce Special Holiday Event
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019

On the third anniversary of the fire that nearly destroyed the historic cinema, Sag Harbor Cinema and Bay Street Theater team up to usher in the Holidays and celebrate the unique and festive spirit that is the Village of Sag Harbor. Bay Street throws open its doors for hot cider, mulled wine, and a visit from Santa at 6 pm, followed at 7 pm by a free screening of Giuseppe Tornatore's Academy Award winning film Cinema Paradiso.   At the conclusion of the screening, Hollywood screenwriter and local resident Bill Collage will discuss the film with SHC's Artistic Director Giulia D'Agnolo Vallan.

Paramount Network's Drama COYOTE Rounds Out Series Regular Cast Photo Paramount Network's Drama COYOTE Rounds Out Series Regular Cast
by TV News Desk - Dec 3, 2019

Paramount Network announced today the additional casting of series regulars Adriana Paz, Kristyan Ferrer, Octavio Pisano, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams and Julio Cedillo in its new scripted drama series Coyote. Coyote, which stars Emmy(R) Award-winning Michael Chiklis and Juan Pablo Raba, comes to Paramount Network from MacLaren Entertainment, Dark Horse Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television. The series is scheduled to premiere in 2020.

Showtime Documentary Films Announces New Docu-Series GOSSIP Starring Cindy Adams Photo Showtime Documentary Films Announces New Docu-Series GOSSIP Starring Cindy Adams
by TV News Desk - Nov 26, 2019

SHOWTIME Documentary Films today announced a new limited docu-series, GOSSIP STARRING CINDY ADAMS (w/t), profiling the longtime columnist whose work at the New York Post made her the reigning queen of gossip. Imagine's Brian Grazer and Ron Howard are executive producing, with Emmy and BAFTA® nominee Jenny Carchman (THE FOURTH ESTATE) producing and directing. Scheduled to premiere in 2021, the series will be produced by Imagine Documentaries in cooperation with the New York Post. The announcement was made by Vinnie Malhotra, Executive Vice President, Nonfiction Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. 

Netflix Will Preserve New York's Iconic Paris Theatre Photo Netflix Will Preserve New York's Iconic Paris Theatre
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2019

New York's iconic Paris Theatre is back! The Paris, one of the oldest art houses in the United States, and the last single-screen theater in New York, was shuttered earlier this year and was re-opened earlier this month to a successful run of Marriage Story, by acclaimed New York filmmaker Noah Baumbach. Today Netflix announced a lease agreement to keep the theater open and save the beloved institution. The company plans to use the theater for special events, screenings, and theatrical releases of its films. Terms of the lease were not disclosed.

Netflix Announces Lease Agreement to Keep the Iconic Paris Theatre Open Photo Netflix Announces Lease Agreement to Keep the Iconic Paris Theatre Open
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019

New York's iconic Paris Theatre is back! The Paris, one of the oldest art houses in the United States, and the last single-screen theater in New York, was shuttered earlier this year and was re-opened earlier this month to a successful run of Marriage Story, by acclaimed New York filmmaker Noah Baumbach. Today Netflix announced a lease agreement to keep the theater open and save the beloved institution. The company plans to use the theater for special events, screenings, and theatrical releases of its films. Terms of the lease were not disclosed.

Netflix Announces Preservation of New York's Iconic Paris Theatre Photo Netflix Announces Preservation of New York's Iconic Paris Theatre
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda on tick, tick... BOOM- 'It Was the First Musical I Saw That Felt T Photo Lin-Manuel Miranda on tick, tick... BOOM- 'It Was the First Musical I Saw That Felt Truly Contemporary'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019

Miranda recently chatted with Page Six about the project. 'I was a kid who wanted to be a filmmaker all my life,' Miranda explained. 'I was the kid who found it easier to have a camcorder on my arm than engage with people my age,' he said. 'So when I watched 'Rent' and there's a character who's always spinning a camera, and at one point, another character goes, 'You just film us because you're scared of connecting' ... I went [gestures to looking uncomfortable], in the last row of Nederlander Theatre was Jonathan Larson attacking me and my adolescence.'

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