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MUNE: GUARDIAN OF THE MOON Coming to Blu-ray, DVD, Digital & On Demand 9/26MUNE: GUARDIAN OF THE MOON Coming to Blu-ray, DVD, Digital & On Demand 9/26
by Movies News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

An unlikely little hero and his new friends must save their world after the nefarious ruler of the Underworld steals the sun in the magical and thrilling fantasy adventure Mune: Guardian of the Moon, coming to Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On Demand on September 26, 2017, from UPHE Content Group, in partnership with GKIDS. (more...)

THE BEGUILED Coming to Digital, Blu-ray/DVD and On Demand This FallTHE BEGUILED Coming to Digital, Blu-ray/DVD and On Demand This Fall
by Movies News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Academy Award winner Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation) unleashes the atmospheric thriller THE BEGUILED, coming to Digital on September 26, 2017, and Blu-ray , DVD and On Demand on October 10, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. (more...)

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Comes to the Historic El Portal Theatre 9/15THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Comes to the Historic El Portal Theatre 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Producers Douglas Holiday and Arthur Aaronson proudly present THE DROWSY CHAPERONE on the Debbie Reynold's Mainstage at the historic El Portal Theatre in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA.  September 15 - 24, 217. Eight performances only! (more...)

Antonio Banderas Stars in SECURITY, Coming to Digital, On Demand & Blu-ray/DVD This SeptemberAntonio Banderas Stars in SECURITY, Coming to Digital, On Demand & Blu-ray/DVD This September
by Movies News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Antonio Banderas (The Expendables 3) stars as a war hero-turned-security guard who must protect a young girl from a ruthless gang of bikers in the exciting, fast paced action film SECURITY now available on Digital and On Demand and on Blu-ray TM combo pack and DVD on September 5, 2017 (more...)

Universal Studios Hollywood Announces Terrifying New Slasher Film Maze at HHNUniversal Studios Hollywood Announces Terrifying New Slasher Film Maze at HHN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Universal Studios Hollywood unites four slasher film legends-Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Leatherface and Chucky-in two all-new terrifying "Titans of Terror" experiences as part of this year's "Halloween Horror Nights" event which kicks off Friday, September 15, 2017. (more...)

AJ Calloway,  Tanika Ray & More Named New Co-Hosts of EXTRAAJ Calloway, Tanika Ray & More Named New Co-Hosts of EXTRA
by TV News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Emmy Award winning EXTRA is taking entertainment news to the next level for the new season premiering on September 5th with a dynamic group of hosts and innovative approach to celebrity news. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 6Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 6
by Audition Roundup - Aug 6, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 6, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)


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Photo Flash: LA Mayor Proclaims  'WILL & GRACE DAY' in Celebration of Start of ProductionPhoto Flash: LA Mayor Proclaims 'WILL & GRACE DAY' in Celebration of Start of Production
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

NBC Entertainment and Universal Television celebrated the start of production of WILL & GRACE with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Stage 22 on the Universal Studios backlot yesterday.  (more...)

Tickets are on Sale for 'Halloween Horror Nights' at Universal Studios HollywoodTickets are on Sale for 'Halloween Horror Nights' at Universal Studios Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for "Halloween Horror Nights" at Universal Studios Hollywood, Southern California's most extreme and intensely immersive Halloween event, which kicks off on Friday, September 15 and continues on select nights through Saturday, November 4, 2017. (more...)

I AM ANTIGONE to Make World Premiere as Part of TNC's Dream Up FestivalI AM ANTIGONE to Make World Premiere as Part of TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival presents the world premiere of I Am Antigone, September 8th through September 16th at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue). (more...)

Tickets are on Sale for 'Halloween Horror Nights' at Universal Studios Hollywood Including its All-New R.I.P. Tour, Featuring VIP Guided Access, Gourmet Buffet Dinner, Tickets are on Sale for 'Halloween Horror Nights' at Universal Studios Hollywood Including its All-New R.I.P. Tour, Featuring VIP Guided Access, Gourmet Buffet Dinner,
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

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THE BOOK OF HENRY Coming to Digital, Blu-ray/DVD & On Demand This FallTHE BOOK OF HENRY Coming to Digital, Blu-ray/DVD & On Demand This Fall
by Movies News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Follow the journey of a single mother and her genius 11-year old son in the powerful film THE BOOK OF HENRY, available on Digital on September 19, 2017 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on October 3, 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. (more...)

10 NFL Players to Join Carrie Underwood in OH, SUNDAY NIGHT NFL Football Pre-Show10 NFL Players to Join Carrie Underwood in OH, SUNDAY NIGHT NFL Football Pre-Show
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

10 NFL players will join seven-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum superstar artist Carrie Underwood for her performance of “Oh, Sunday Night,” the opening theme for primetime television's No. 1 program, NBC's Sunday Night Football. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 30Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 30
by Audition Roundup - Jul 30, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 30, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Garry Marshall Theatre Announcs 2017-2018 Inaugural SeasonGarry Marshall Theatre Announcs 2017-2018 Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Artistic Directors Joseph Leo Bwarie and Dimitri Toscas have set the 2017-2018 Inaugural Season at the newly established nonprofit Garry Marshall Theatre in Burbank. (more...)

Discovery Communications & Universal Pictures Join Producer Will Packer To Form Will Packer MediaDiscovery Communications & Universal Pictures Join Producer Will Packer To Form Will Packer Media
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Leading Hollywood producer Will Packer has partnered with Discovery Communications and Universal Pictures to form Will Packer Media, a first-of-its-kind production and branded content company. (more...)

ACQUANETTA, FELLOW TRAVELERS, THE ECHO DRIFT and More Among PROTOTYPE Festival's 2018 LineupACQUANETTA, FELLOW TRAVELERS, THE ECHO DRIFT and More Among PROTOTYPE Festival's 2018 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now invigorates New York City January 7-20, 2018, with the sixth annual showcase of progressive opera and music-theatre, curated by co-founding directors Kristin Marting (of HERE), Beth Morrison (of Beth Morrison Projects) and Kim Whitener (of HERE), along with newly appointed co-director Jecca Barry (of Beth Morrison Projects). Since its launch in 2013, the Prototype Festival has presented a phenomenal 32 new works across five seasons, propelling the industry forward as a first-rate presenter and influencer. (more...)

FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL Parody Will Be 'There For You' Off-Broadway This FallFRIENDS! THE MUSICAL Parody Will Be 'There For You' Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Friends! The Musical is set to open preview shows at St. Luke's Theatre on October 13th, 2017, tickets on sale August 1st at Telecharge. The production will be produced by Lynn Shore Entertainment and Medium Face Entertainment and is set to be directed and choreographed by Paul Stancato. Friends! The Musical follows the wacky misadventures of six 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in Manhattan. Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and Gunther are back. Created by Bob and Tobly McSmith, this duo has created musical parodies for the stage of Saved by the Bell, 90210, and Full House and are ready to present this celebrated 90s sitcom as their next big Off-Broadway hit. Songs from Friends! The Musical include: · '495 Grove Street - How Can We Afford This Place?' · 'How you Doing, Ladies?' - Joey · 'Hey Ugly Naked Guy Who Lives Across the Street!' · 'We were on a Break!' - Ross · 'I'm Gonna Hump U' - Marcel the Humping Monkey · 'Oh. My. God. It's Janice!' - Janice · 'Will They or Wont They' - Ross and Rachel · 'The Ballad of Fat Monica' · 'Could I BE Anymore...in Love with Monica' - Chandler · 'The One Where We Make a Million Dollars An Episode' · 'We'll Always Be There For You Bob and Tobly McSmith (Writers) are huggable weirdos who met at a Girl Scout Convention. They are the writers/directors of 'Bayside! The Musical!' and 'Full! House! The Musical!' and 'Katdashians! The Musical!' and 'Showgirls! The Musical!' and 'JonBenet! Murder Mystery Theater!' Bob and Tobly have been nominated for a cornucopia of honors including 'Most Likely to Improve Sexually' (Tobly, 5th Grade) and 'Class Masturbator' (Bob, 1st-12th Grade). They are working on their next musicals: 'Anne Frank 2: Hungry for Vengeance (and Bread)' and 'Philadelphia: On Ice.' Paul Stancato (Director) Paul Stancato is an award-winning director/ choreographer who works in theatre, film and television. Paul has been tapped to direct a project for Universal Studios Beijing. Palm Beach Dramaworks - one of South Florida's premier not-for-profit theatres - will be bringing Paul on board to helm Collected Stories by Donald Margolis for their 2016-'17 season. He recently directed/ choreographed the 2014-'15 National Tour of Jekyll and Hyde. From 2012-2014, he served as the Artistic Director for Franco Dragone's, The House of Dancing Water in Macau, China. He was the Resident Director for the National Tour of Disney's The Lion King, 2006 -2010 (2008 Helen Hayes nomination for Best Touring Musical). Lynn Shore (Producer) Lynn is the writer and producer of Happy 50ish, the 2015 off-Broadway hit that played at The Beckett Theater at Theater Row. He is now co-producing the road tour with his production partners, Theater Mogul. Shore's voice can be heard on numerous commercials for Ford, Disney, The Biltmore Hotels and others. He also voiced seven characters for Sony's animated series 'Gun Parade March,' 'Demon Lord Dante' and sang three solo tracks on the 2012 Grammy Award-nominated children's album 'ABC Mouse: The Alphabet Songs.' Lynn Shore is the recipient of the 2013 Jason Robert Brown World-Wide vocal contest and performed with him at 54 Below. St. Luke's Theatre is a 174-seat Off-Broadway theatre at 308 West 46th Street, the Restaurant Row, just west of Eighth Avenue in Manhattan's Theater District. Ticket Information: Friends! The Musical will open at St. Luke's Theatre for preview performances on October 13th, 2017. Tickets will go on sale August 1st, 2017 at Telecharge. Please visit www.friendsmusicalparody.com to learn more. Press Contact: Teresa Shourds Teresa@lynnshoreentertainment.com 949-235-6693 (more...)

PHANTOM PROJECTS THEATRE GROUP Gala Honors 20th AnniversaryPHANTOM PROJECTS THEATRE GROUP Gala Honors 20th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

A collection of nearly two decades of performers will join supporters, donors, and community leaders for THE PHANTOM CABARET: A BENEFIT GALA SUPPORTING ARTS EDUCATION, at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts on August 5, 2017 at 6pm.  The event pays tribute to the non-profit organization's 20 year history and dedication to helping young people through the arts and includes dinner, drinks, a silent auction, raffles, and more. (more...)

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