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R&B/Pop Artist Drew Vision Teams with Producer Bryan Michael Cox on New Project
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

R&B/Pop recording artist Drew Vision teaming up with Grammy-award winning producer Bryan Michael Cox on new project. (more...)

Keldamuzik Ventures Into New Waters with Film, Fashion Endeavors
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Internationally recognized artist Keldamuzik alias 'Diva' brings diversity into the entertainment industry. She is fearless and has dipped her toe into many successful ventures. Kelda's first self- authored movie 'Love the Original Way' debuted last year in Hollywood during the Black African American Film Festival. The film has so far made it to the Amazon Prime and is available in Japan, Germany, US, and the UK. (more...)

Cedric the Entertainer Joins TBS Tracy Morgan Comedy THE LAST O.G.
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2017

Turner's TBS has cast Cedric The Entertainer (Barbershop), Taylor Mosby (Criminal Minds) and Dante Hoagland (The New Edition Story) as regulars in the upcoming comedy series THE LAST O.G.., starring multiple Emmy® nominee Tracy Morgan (more...)

CeeLo Green, Sheila E., Charlie Wilson & We McDonald to Headline Apollo Theater's 2017 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Apollo Theater today announced details for its largest fundraising event - the 2017 Apollo Spring Gala, which will take place at the theater on Monday, June 12 at 7pm. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERIOR DONUTS on CBS - Monday, May 1, 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Get all the scoop on SUPERIOR DONUTS, airing on CBS on Monday, May 1, 2017! (more...)

Bryan Cranston Stars in WHY HIM?, Coming to Blu-ray/DVD Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The question every father has asked, why him? is answered on on March 28 with WHY HIM?, available on 4KUHD, Blu-ray and DVD (more...)

The Bickford Theatre to Mark 100th Anniversary of Scott Joplin's Death
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Scott Joplin, the King of Ragtime, died 100 years ago on April 1st and the Bickford Theatre pays homage to his memory with critically-acclaimed pianists Jeff Barnhart and Richard Dowling on Monday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company presents U.S. Premiere of Steve Waters' TEMPLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Aurora Theatre Company presents the U.S. Premiere of British playwright Steve Waters'(World Music, The Contingency Plan) hit play, TEMPLE. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross (Mud Blue Sky, A Bright New Boise, Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance) helms this thought-provoking new play, featuring Paul Whitworth, Sylvia Burboeck, J. Michael Flynn, Sharon Lockwood, Leontyne Mbele-Mbong, and Mike Ryan. TEMPLE plays April 14 through May 14 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Michael Blakemore Talks Musical THE LIFE
by Marianka Swain - Mar 22, 2017

Michael Blakemore's stellar directing career encompasses everything from landmark productions at the National, where he was associate director, to West End and Broadway hits. He was the first director to win a Tony Award for both Best Director of a Play and a Musical in the same year (for Michael Frayn's Copenhagen and Kiss, Me Kate). Now, he's helming the long-awaited UK premiere of Cy Coleman musical The Life - a gritty exploration of 1980s New York's underbelly - which he first directed on Broadway in 1997. The show begins previews at Southwark Playhouse on 25 March. (more...)

Netflix Announces Kevin James Stand-Up Comedy Special
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Kevin James is returning to his stand-up roots with an all-new comedy special for Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network. The veteran comic's latest special, slated to shoot later this year, will launch globally on Netflix in 2018. (more...)

Annual Mother's Day Good Music Festival Announces Superstar Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

SJ Presents Inc. announces R&B superstars TYRESE, ANTHONY HAMILTON, KEM, BRANDY and introducing special guest, MAJOR, on the star-studded lineup for the 2nd Annual Mother's Day Good Music Festival. This year's celebration of mothers and music is set to take place on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 8 p.m. at Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, New York.  (more...)

Ice Cube, Amber Rose & More Set for New Game Show VH1 HIP HOP SQUARES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

VH1 today announced the network's highly anticipated game show VH1 HIP HOP SQUARES, hosted by comedian DeRay Davis, kicks off Monday, March 13th at 10PM ET/PT with two new episodes per night for a branded 'VH1 Hip Hop Squares Week.' (more...)

Ray Scott's New Album 'Guitar For Sale' Available Now
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Ray Scott's guitar may not actually be for sale, but fans can purchase his brand-new album, Guitar For Sale, today on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and at RayScott.com. The project, already garnering praise from critics and fans, features 11 songs penned/co-penned by Scott including current single “Livin' This Way.” (more...)

THE NATIONAL MONOLOGUE SLAM to Take Groundbreaking Acting Competition Around the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The folks who gave you Manhattan Monologue Slam are going national with The National Monologue Slam, the latest creation from the minds of Philip and Robert Galinsky.  The brothers have been serving the acting community since 2003 with their groundbreaking monthly competition The Manhattan Monologue Slam, an opportunity for emerging actors to perform for industry professionals each and every month by providing a panel of judges consisting of agents, casting directors, producers and the like, offering valuable advice and critiques of the performers.   The Galinsky brothers have worked with actors that have gone on to such films as 2012, August Rush, Righteous Kill among others, and television shows including "Orange Is The New Black," "The Good Wife," "Nurse Jackie," "Law & Order," "Late Night with Conan O'Brian," among others. (more...)

THE NATIONAL MONOLOGUE SLAM Competition to Trek Across the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The folks who gave you Manhattan Monologue Slam are going national with The National Monologue Slam, the latest creation from the minds of Philip and Robert Galinsky.  (more...)

Comedy Central Premieres New Series KEVIN HART PRESENTS: THE NEXT LEVEL 6/18
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Kevin Hart's superstar stamp of approval finds a group of fast-rising comedians in KEVIN HART PRESENTS: THE NEXT LEVEL, premiering June 18 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. (more...)

Works by Dael Orlandersmith, Samuel D. Hunter and More Slated for Rattlestick's NEW VOICES / NEW WORKS Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Rosalind Productions Inc. have announced the New Voices/New Works summer reading series. The New Voices/New Works program was launched earlier this year and actively scouts and incubates new voices. (more...)

Former Mickey Mouse Club Star Jennifer McGill to Release Faith-Based Debut Solo Album
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Two decades after her wildly successful Disney Channel series "The All-New Mickey Mouse Club" came to an end, Jennifer McGill is stepping back into the spotlight with her upcoming debut full-length solo album, "Unbreakable" - to be released in August. (more...)

R&B/Pop Recording Artist Drew Vision Teams with Producer Bryan Michael Cox on New Project
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Fresh off a music video premiering on BET Soul, feature articles in VIBE and Billboard, and a tidal wave of momentum throughout 2017, NYC's Drew Vision has teamed up with executive producer Bryan Michael Cox his newest project. (more...)

TV One Premieres New Season of Award-Winning Series UNSUNG, 7/9
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

TV One's longest-running and award-winning series, UNSUNG, will launch its eleventh season on a brand new night with a dynamic new line-up of the music and stories of perseverance, determination and success told through first-hand accounts of the artists who experienced it. (more...)

CARRIE, TOY STORY and DIE HARD Set for Eastleigh Film Festival's 2017 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Eastleigh Film Festival announces its 2017 programme following a triumphant week of film fun in 2016. This year's festival will run from Monday 25th to Saturday 30th September as curators screen 19 films across 12 venues to match. (more...)

Joe Hartman to Bring CATHY DRESDEN: OLD FASHIONED GIRL to The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Cathy Dresden (played by Joe Hartman), will take the stage at The Metropolitan Room this summer in 'An Old Fashioned Girl,' directed by Daniel Adams, with Michael Hicks on the piano and accordion. (more...)

Scoop: TO TELL THE TRUTH on ABC - Thursday, June 15, 2017
by - Jun 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on TO TELL THE TRUTH, airing on ABC on Thursday, June 15, 2017! (more...)

BWW Review: "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" less than it should be at Blank Canvas
by Roy Berko - Jun 13, 2017

Comedian Steve Martin has written a thought-provoking, clever script which gets a less than stellar production at Cleveland's Blank Canvas. It's not bad, just not what it could be. (more...)

MARTHA & SNOOP'S POTLUCK DINNER PARTY Returns to VH1 This October
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

On the heels of early awards' buzz, VH1, in partnership with Sequential Brands Group, MERRY JANE and 495 Productions, today announced the hit series MARTHA & SNOOP'S POTLUCK DINNER PARTY will return on Monday, October 16th at 10PM. (more...)

Kevin Hart, Jim Carey, Ali Wong, Trevor Noah Headline JUST FOR LAUGHS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The Just For Laughs Festival, presented by Videotron in association with Loto-Quebec, successfully upped the ante on hilarity with more artists and TV tapings than ever before, popping the cork over an astounding 42 sold-out shows. With a flood of television tapings, social media coverage, and international press, JFL experienced more worldwide exposure than ever before! JFL's name is synonymous with comedy. You can't turn your head without catching stand-up captured at the festival; major players include Netflix, HBO, The Comedy Network, CBC, Showtime, The CW, CNN, Hulu, CBS, Comedy Central, LOL, TruTV and countless other media outlets from across the globe. (more...)

ALL DEF COMEDY Stand-Up Series from Russell Simmons Debuts Exclusively on HBO This December
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Russell Simmons returns to HBO later this year for the all-new stand-up series ALL DEF COMEDY, kicking off its six-show season in December. The show continues the longstanding relationship between the network and Simmons, who launched the careers of a host of today's comedy superstars in the '90s with the original HBO series “Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam.” (more...)

Snoop Dog, Tracy Morgan Among TBS's Fall Programming Slate of New & Returning Series
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Leading the pack on Tuesday, Oct. 24 will be TBS's new scripted comedy The Last O.G, starring and created by superstar and multiple Emmy-nominee Tracy Morgan alongside creators and executive producers Jordan Peele and John Carcieri. (more...)

GEORGE LOPEZ: THE WALL, LIVE FROM WASHINGTON, D.C. Debuts on HBO 8/5
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

An HBO favorite returns this summer for his fourth live solo stand-up special on the network when GEORGE LOPEZ: THE WALL, LIVE FROM WASHINGTON, D.C. debuts SATURDAY, AUG. 5 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT). (more...)

Former Mickey Mouse Club Star Jennifer McGill to Release Faith-Based Debut Solo Album
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Two decades after her wildly successful Disney Channel series “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club” came to an end, Jennifer McGill is stepping back into the spotlight with her upcoming debut full-length solo album, “Unbreakable” - to be released in August. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Rehearsals Next Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Rehearsals are set to begin on Tuesday, July 25 for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House). (more...)

VIETNAM Documentary & More Among PBS's Fall 2017 Schedule
by TV News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

PBS today announced its fall 2017 lineup, as well as the January 2018 broadcast of TONY BENNETT: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GERSHWIN PRIZE, a PBS music special taping this fall to honor the singer, this year's recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. (more...)

Sommore Comes to Suncoast Showroom 8/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Award-winning comedienne Sommore will bring her celebrated stand-up act back to Suncoast Showroom on Aug. 26-27. (more...)

THE NATIONAL MONOLOGUE SLAM to Take Groundbreaking Acting Competition Around the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The folks who gave you Manhattan Monologue Slam are going national with The National Monologue Slam, the latest creation from the minds of Philip and Robert Galinsky.  The brothers have been serving the acting community since 2003 with their groundbreaking monthly competition The Manhattan Monologue Slam, an opportunity for emerging actors to perform for industry professionals each and every month by providing a panel of judges consisting of agents, casting directors, producers and the like, offering valuable advice and critiques of the performers.    (more...)

Bounce Premieres New Season of IN THE CUT with Back-to-Back Episodes, Today
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Bounce will double the laughs by kicking off season three of its hit sitcom IN THE CUT, starring Dorien Wilson and Kellita Smith with two new original episodes back-to-back 9:00-10:00 pm. (ET) on Tues. July 11. (more...)

Chris Ellison and Robert Duncan Join the Cast of A JUDGEMENT IN STONE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Continuing a successful UK-wide tour throughout 2017, Chris Ellison and Robert Duncan will join the cast of The Classic Thriller Theatre Company's A Judgement in Stone. Ellison is well-loved for his longstanding role as ITV's DCI Frank Burnside in The Bill and Burnside and returns to familiar territory as Detective Superintendent Vetch in celebrated crime authoress Ruth Rendell's multi-million-selling work. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Opens Online Lottery for First Preview of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) begins accepting entries today, Monday, August 7 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the New York premiere production of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY (more...)

Rushion McDonald Expands Global Reach of Hit Show MONEY MAKING CONVERSATIONS
by TV News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

2-time EMMY winning entertainment mogul Rushion McDonald expands global reach of his hit show 'Money Making Conversations', now available on iHeartRadio. (more...)

'50 Cent', Wanda Sykes & More Set for BET Networks New Fall Comedy Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Get ready to clutch your pearls and laugh 'til it hurts as BET Networks unveils its new Fall 2017 lineup! BET is pushing the comedy limits as it debuts series from some of the biggest names in the game (more...)

LUNA GALE Comes to Aurora Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Aurora Theatre Company opens its 26th season with Rebecca Gilman's (Blue Surge, Spinning Into Butter, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball) LUNA GALE. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross directs this powerful and arresting Bay Area Premiere, featuring Jamie Jones (Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, Mud Blue Sky, Gideon's Knot), Laura Jane Bailey (Mud Blue Sky), Devin S. O'­Brien (Mud Blue Sky), Joshua Marx (TheatreWorks), Alix Cuadra (Theatre of Yugen), Kevin Kemp (Shotgun Players), and Jennifer Vega.  LUNA GALE plays September 1 through October 1 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

A friendly reminder! Previews begin this Friday, August 18 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House).  (more...)

VH1 Greenlights Season 2 of Hit Series HIP HOP SQUARES
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

VH1, Ice Cube and his Cube Vision production company in conjunction with Jesse Collins Entertainment, Scott St. John and Jeff Kwatinetz's The Firm, today announced that HIP HOP SQUARES has been renewed for a second season. (more...)

Professional Dancers Society to Honor Carol Channing at 2017 Gypsy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Legendary performer Carol Channing has been named the honoree for the Professional Dancers Society's (PDS) annual Gypsy Awards Luncheon, it was announced by PDS President, Mitzi Gaynor and PDS Board Chairman, Joni Berry. (more...)

EMMY' Award-Winning Entertainment Mogul Rushion McDonald Launches His Hit Series 'Money Making Conversations' To Radio
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

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Emmy-Winning Mogul Rushion McDonald Brings MONEY MAKING CONVERSATIONS to Radio
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

2-time EMMY and NAACP Image Award-winning television, film, and radio producer Rushion McDonald launches his show "Money Making Conversations", a multi-platform radio and online social experience, beginning on Monday, May 1st, 2017 live from 12-2 pm ET, with a blowout kick-off featuring interviews with Patti LaBelle, Charlie Wilson, Cedric The Entertainer, Anthony Hamilton, David and Tamela Mann, and more.   (more...)

JOHN EPPERSON: THE ARTIST PRINCIPALLY KNOWN AS LYPSINKA Encore Performance Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Back by popular demand! After four packed houses and critical raves at Joe's Pub in 2016, and fresh from his acclaimed Off Broadway role in The New Group's production of Wallace Shawn's Evening at the Talk House, John Epperson returns to Joe's Pub in John Epperson: The Artist Principally Known as Lypsinka, a delightful evening of classic entertainment filled with stories, tunes, and a twist. (more...)

John Epperson Returns to Joe's Pub Due to Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Back by popular demand! After 4 packed houses and critical raves at Joe's Pub in 2016, and fresh from his acclaimed Off Broadway role in The New Group's production of Wallace Shawn's Evening at the Talk House, John Epperson returns to Joe's Pub in John Epperson: The Artist Principally Known as Lypsinka, a delightful evening of classic entertainment filled with stories, tunes, and a twist. (more...)

BWW Review: HADLEY FRASER & WILL BUTTERWORTH, Live at Zedel
by Cindy Marcolina - Apr 2, 2017

Music is the centrepiece at Hadley Fraser and Will Butterworth's show at Zedel. During the evening, they revisit classics - ranging from Broadway's beloved Stephen Sondheim, and touching Paul Simon, Harry Connick Jr, Nat King Cole, and Stevie Wonder - as if Tony Bennett and Bill Evans were to produce the arrangements. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERIOR DONUTS on CBS - Monday, May 1, 2017
by TV Scoop - Apr 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on SUPERIOR DONUTS, airing on CBS on Monday, May 1, 2017! (more...)

Drake & The Chainsmokers Tie for All-Time Record for Most BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARD Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

dick clark productions and ABC today released the nominees for the "2017 Billboard Music Awards," honoring the year's most successful artists in 52 categories of music. (more...)

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