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BWW Review: Rutanya Alda's MOMMIE DEAREST DIARY a Delicious and Honest Behind the Scenes Look at the 1981 FilmBWW Review: Rutanya Alda's MOMMIE DEAREST DIARY a Delicious and Honest Behind the Scenes Look at the 1981 Film
by Don Grigware - Jul 11, 2017

Remember the 1981 film of Christina Crawford's book Mommie Dearest? Do you remember the actress who played Crawford's invaluable and devoted assistant Carol Ann? It was Rutanya Alda, and she's written a day by day diary of the filming of this cult classic. How delicious! All the gossipy dirt about Faye Dunaway and everyone else connected to the movie like Diana Scarwid, Mara Hobel, Steve Forrest, Howard Da Silva and director Frank Perry. Alda is honest and tells it like it was. If Dunaway was pleasant, she says so; if she was in a bitchy mood, she paints that as well. (more...)

WINTER RHYTHMS 2016 Launches This Week at Urban Stages with KT SullivanWINTER RHYTHMS 2016 Launches This Week at Urban Stages with KT Sullivan
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Urban Stages has confirmed the line-up for this year's award-winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2016, which will begin tomorrow, Thursday, December 1, and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue). (more...)

OLD DOGS & NEW TRICKS Returns with New Mini-Movie SpecialOLD DOGS & NEW TRICKS Returns with New Mini-Movie Special
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2016

Acclaimed gay digital TV series Old Dogs & New Tricks returns today [Sat. 6/25] with a new mini-movie special 'Where Were YOU When the Rights Went ON?' celebrating the one-year anniversary of the historic day for the LGBT community. (more...)

Playhouse Creatures Theatre to Host 3rd Annual NYC Tennessee Williams Festival, 6/28-29Playhouse Creatures Theatre to Host 3rd Annual NYC Tennessee Williams Festival, 6/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company to host 3rd Annual NYC Tennessee Williams Festival, Sunday June 28th and Monday June 29th. (more...)

OLD DOGS & NEW TRICKS Season 3 DVD Out TodayOLD DOGS & NEW TRICKS Season 3 DVD Out Today
by TV News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

The third-season DVD of the fiercely intelligent, highly entertaining and sometimes outrageous digital TV series Old Dogs & New Tricks is out today, June 5, 2015. (more...)

NY Horror Show/Macabre Faire Film Festival Returns to Long Island TonightNY Horror Show/Macabre Faire Film Festival Returns to Long Island Tonight
by Movies News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

From tonight, Jan 16 to Sunday Jan 18, join film and horror fans from across Long Island alongside celebrity guests such as Cleve Hall - Monster Man, Jonathan Tiersten - Sleep Away Camp, Eileen Dietz - The Exorcist, Robert Mukes - House of 1000 Corpses, Stacey Nelkin and several local independent filmmakers for a scary good time as the NY Horror Show and Macabre Faire Film Festival returns to Long Island at the UPSKY. (more...)

NY Horror Show/Macabre Faire Film Festival Returns to Long Island 1/16NY Horror Show/Macabre Faire Film Festival Returns to Long Island 1/16
by Movies News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

From Friday Jan 16 to Sunday Jan 18, join film and horror fans from across Long Island alongside celebrity guests such as Cleve Hall - Monster Man, Jonathan Tiersten - Sleep Away Camp, Eileen Dietz - The Exorcist, Robert Mukes - House of 1000 Corpses, Stacey Nelkin and several local independent filmmakers for a scary good time as the NY Horror Show and Macabre Faire Film Festival returns to Long Island at the UPSKY. (more...)

VIDEO: OLD DOGS & NEW TRICKS Finishes Season 3 with 'Homo for the Holidays'VIDEO: OLD DOGS & NEW TRICKS Finishes Season 3 with 'Homo for the Holidays'
by TV News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

Old Dogs & New Tricks concludes its third season with 'Homo for the Holidays,' a bombastic 15-minute season finale set on Christmas Day, featuring special guest stars Kathryn Leigh Scott (Dark Shadows), Rutanya Alda (Mommie Dearest) and Bruce L. Hart (Homewrecker). Watch it now below! (more...)

Watch Latest Episode of OLD DOGS & NEW TRICKSWatch Latest Episode of OLD DOGS & NEW TRICKS
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Remember that happy-ending massage Ross (David Pevsner) had in the season premiere (which the masseur video-taped)? (more...)

New Season of OLD DOGS & NEW TRICKS Premieres TodayNew Season of OLD DOGS & NEW TRICKS Premieres Today
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

The WeHo escapades of middle-aged gay best buds Nathan, Brad, Ross & Muscles continue beginning today, Nov. 12, 2014, when popular gay web series Old Dogs & New Tricks returns for its long-awaited third season. (more...)

Lincoln Center's Scary Movies 8 Presents LATE PHASES Screening TonightLincoln Center's Scary Movies 8 Presents LATE PHASES Screening Tonight
by Movies News Desk - Nov 1, 2014

Lincoln Center's The Scary Movies 8 Series will be hosting a screening of LATE PHASES directed by Adrićn Garcîa Bogliano at The Walter Reade Theater tonight, November 1st at 9:00pm. The screening will include a Q&A with actor Nick Damici. (more...)

Lincoln Center's Scary Movies 8 Presents LATE PHASES Screening on 11/1Lincoln Center's Scary Movies 8 Presents LATE PHASES Screening on 11/1
by Movies News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Crescent Bay is not the ideal place to spend one's golden years, especially since the once-idyllic retirement community has been beset by a series of deadly animal attacks from the ominous forest surrounding it. When grizzled war veteran Ambrose McKinley (Nick Damici) is forced into moving there by his yuppie son Will (Ethan Embry), the residents immediately take offense to Ambrose's abrasive personality. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for Thriller LATE PHASESVIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for Thriller LATE PHASES
by Movies News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Click below to watch the new trailer for Dark Sky Films' upcoming thriller LATE PHASES, opening in select theaters on November 21! (more...)

New Season of OLD DOGS & NEW TRICKS to Premiere 11/12; Watch Trailer!New Season of OLD DOGS & NEW TRICKS to Premiere 11/12; Watch Trailer!
by TV News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

The WeHo escapades of middle-aged gay best buds Nathan, Brad, Ross & Muscles continue beginning Nov. 12, 2014, when popular gay web series Old Dogs & New Tricks returns for its long-awaited third season. (more...)

OLD DOGS & NEW TRICKS Celebrates Divas in Third SeasonOLD DOGS & NEW TRICKS Celebrates Divas in Third Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2014

During its first two seasons, popular web series Old Dogs & New Tricks (a comedic look at gay men at middle-age) cast several high-profile men in special guest roles, including gay Olympian Greg Louganis, soap icon Ian Buchanan, Patrick Bristow (Ellen, Showgirls), Doug Spearman (Noah's Arc) and Thom Bierdz (Young & the Restless). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Leslie Caveny's ONE WOMAN GONE WRONG at FringeNYCPhoto Flash: First Look at Leslie Caveny's ONE WOMAN GONE WRONG at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The New York International Fringe Festival can be a fantastic place to see some talented names let their hair down and take to the stage. That's the case with the team from One Woman Gone Wrong, which will have performances at The Players Theatre over the course of the festival. Scroll down for a first look at the show! (more...)

Fringe Theatre Company Presents SETTING THE RECORD GAY, Also Available on HuluFringe Theatre Company Presents SETTING THE RECORD GAY, Also Available on Hulu
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

Are there any gay topics that actor/writer Leon Acord hasn't already covered in his popular gay web series Old Dogs & New Tricks? (more...)

Photo Coverage: Melissa Manchester Makes Cafe Carlyle Debut in YOU GOTTA LOVE THE LIFEPhoto Coverage: Melissa Manchester Makes Cafe Carlyle Debut in YOU GOTTA LOVE THE LIFE
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 11, 2014

GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester makes her Cafe Carlyle debut in a new show, You Gotta Love The Life, through June 21. Accompanying herself on piano, she performs a selection of hits spanning her career, along with several songs from her upcoming album. She is joined on stage by Stephan Oberhoff (keyboard, guitar) and Susan Holder (vocals, percussion). (more...)

AbFab's Mo Gaffney to Guest on Web Series OLD DOGS & NEW TRICKSAbFab's Mo Gaffney to Guest on Web Series OLD DOGS & NEW TRICKS
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Actress, author and activist Mo Gaffney will guest star in the third-season premiere of Old Dogs & New Tricks, producers of the award-winning hit web series announced today. (more...)

OLD DOGS & NEW TRICKS Joins Hulu, NetflixOLD DOGS & NEW TRICKS Joins Hulu, Netflix
by TV News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Popular site Hulu has added Old Dogs & New Tricks to its vast library of streaming TV programs, replacing YouTube as online 'network' for the hit web series. (more...)

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