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‘The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway’ to Honor Playwright Marsha Norman, in Partnership with the Lily Awards

September 19, 2017

NEW YORK (September 7, 2017) – Today, The 24 Hour Plays announced that Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman will be honored at The 17th Annual The 24 Hour Plays On Broadway, as part of the organization’s partnership with The Lilly Awards. The event will take place on Monday, October 30th, at 8:00pm at the American Airlines Theatre in Times Square. “We’re thrilled to be celebrating The Lilly Awards this year. The 24 Hour Plays and The Lillys share the goals of celebrating extraordinary artists and promoting gender parity in the American theater,” said Mark Armstrong, Executive Director for The 24 Hour Plays. “This year’s show promises to be an exciting, timely state-of-the nation theater event and we look forward to announcing an incredible roster of new and...

Wineglass to Josh Groban: “You Raise Me Up”

August 1, 2017

Years ago, multi-platinum-selling crooner Josh Groban caught his first big break filling in for Andrea Bocelli, and now, like the Italian tenor, the American baritone has expanded his range into wine. Groban's latest performance is a duet with a boutique Sonoma winery in support of a charity close to his heart. The result of the partnership is the Halleck Vineyard 2014 “Find Your Light,” a limited-release Pinot Noir with all proceeds benefitting Groban’s children's arts–education foundation of the same name. “It was kind of a serendipitous thing that happened with [Ross] Halleck, that we were able to discover his wine,” Groban told Unfiltered. “It’s delicious; he doesn’t produce a huge amount of it and what he does produce is really fantastic, specifically the...

Jesse Eisenberg, Nellie McKay, Alex Newell, Deborah Ann Woll, Ashley Fink, and Amanda Seales Join the First Ever The 24 Hour Musicals: Los Angeles

July 14, 2017

LOS ANGELES (July 6, 2017) – Today, The 24 Hour Musicals: Los Angeles announced that composer/lyricist Jesse Eisenberg (The Spoils), singer/songwriter Nellie McKay, Alex Newell (Glee), Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood, Daredevil), Ashley Fink (Glee), and Amanda Seales (Insecure) will join the star-studded line-up of talent participating in the first ever Los Angeles presentation of The 24 Hour Musicals, a one-night-only performance at the United Artists Theater at Ace Hotel on Monday, July 17. The 24 Hour Musicals: Los Angeles is an intensive theatrical endeavor where a team of over 100 (including artists from Broadway, film, television and music) will come together to write, compose, rehearse and perform four original musicals within a 24 hour time span at the beautiful Theater at Ace....

Halleck Vineyard News: Ross and Josh Groban Take the Stage in NYC for the Arts!

June 26, 2017

Josh Groban and Halleck Vineyard are making a wine to support the arts in public schools across the US! I couldn't be more grateful for this new friendship and partnership. It's been so fun already, and it just started! Now let me offer some background on Josh Groban as a team-mate: Halleck Vineyard was planted as a college fund for our sons in 1993. 

When we planted a one-acre vineyard in our back yard, the dream was in place, but the outcome far exceeded any fantasy; our first Halleck Vineyard wine achieved #1 Pinot in the US in the 2003 Pinot Noir Summit. We made the wine with a neighbor, Greg Lafollette, vintner "extraordinaire" (formerly Flowers Winery fame) for Tandem Winery, his first winery on his own. Greg's and our kids attended school together.

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Press Release: National In-Theater Screening Series Partners with Real World Social Network Group IVY (ivy.com)

July 30, 2015

New York, NY -The NY Film Critics Series® (NYFCS®), one of the leading word-of-mouth screening companies, has partnered with Ivy (Ivy.com) and the nation's leading independent cinemas to present live, national, in-theater screenings. The events are moderated by Peter Travers, film critic for Rolling Stone Magazine and ABC's Popcorn, along with additional coverage by Alison Bailes of BBC, More Magazine, WOR Radio, and The Charlie Rose Show. The series presents live, interactive, in-theater; pre-release movies and big screen HD simulcast.  We're excited to announce our next NYFCS film screening will be Joe Swanberg's "Digging For Fire". The pre-release screening and event will take place captured live in New York and throughout the country on Wednesday August 18th, 19th, and 20th,...

Press Release: NY Film Critics Series

March 9, 2015

   www.nyfilmcriticsseries.com   Event Sponsor Citi® Private Pass®   ANNOUNCES NEXT NATIONAL IN-THEATER SCREENING SERIES MARCH 24TH TO FEATURE  “DANNY COLLINS” WITH  EXCLUSIVE CAPTURED LIVE APPEARANCE BY OSCAR® WINNING AL PACINO  New York, NY – The New York Film Critics Series (NYFCS®), one of the leading word-of-mouth screening companies, has partnered with the nation’s leading independent cinemas to present live, national, in-theater screenings. The events are moderated by Peter Travers, film critic for Rolling Stone Magazine and ABC’s Popcorn, along with additional coverage by Alison Bailes of BBC, More Magazine, WOR Radio, and The Charlie Rose Show. The series presents live, interactive, in-theater; pre-release movies and big screen HD simulcast with the...

Press Release: NY Film Critics Series

January 2, 2015

www.nyfilmcriticsseries.com ANNOUNCES NEXT NATIONAL IN-THEATER SCREENING SERIES JANUARY 2015 TO FEATURE “CAKE” WITH EXCLUSIVE CAPTURED LIVE APPEARANCE BY JENNIFER ANISTON New York, NY – The New York Film Critics Series® (NYFCS®), one of the leading word-of-mouth screening companies, has partnered with the nation’s leading independent cinemas to present live, national, in-theater screenings. The events are moderated by Peter Travers, film critic for Rolling Stone Magazine and ABC’s Popcorn, along with additional coverage by Alison Bailes of BBC, More Magazine, WOR Radio, and The Charlie Rose Show. The series presents live, interactive, in-theater; pre-release movies and big screen HD simulcast with the stars and filmmakers. www.nyfilmcriticsseries.com We’re excited...

Press Release: 2014 WINNERS ANNOUNCED  70TH ANNUAL THEATRE WORLD AWARD CEREMONY SET FOR MONDAY, JUNE 2ND AT CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE

May 16, 2014

12 HONOREES NAMED FOR OUTSTANDING BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY DEBUT PLUS 6TH ANNUAL DOROTHY LOUDON AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CELIA KEENAN-BOLGER CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER TO BE HONORED WITH JOHN WILLIS AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT New York, NY -- (May 6, 2014) The 2014 Honorees for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance, the 6th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater for an Outstanding Performance in a Broadway or Off-Broadway Production, and the John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, were announced today by the Theatre World. The winners will be celebrated at the 70th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony set Monday evening, June 2, 2014 beginning at 6:45 p.m. at Circle in the Square (West 50th Street, between Broadway and...

Who Does What: Sponsorship Sales Agencies

March 15, 2013

Properties seeking sales representation have a myriad of agencies to consider. Below, IEG SR profiles some of the industry’s leading players. Bartram Sponsorship Strategies, Kevin Bartram, principal, 415/382-4300 Clients: America’s Cup/SFACOC/City of San Francisco Walt Disney Family Museum Exploratorium, San Francisco BDS Sponsorship, Fraser Houlder, general manager, 44-020-7689-3333 Clients: PSA Men’s World Squash Championship Saracens Rugby Union Club Echo Arena and BT Convention Centre, Liverpool Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre University of Birmingham Sunderland International Airshow Creative Strategies Group, Bruce Erley, president, 303/469-7500 Clients: Cherry Creek Arts Festival Rocky Mountain Showdown Parade of Lights, Denver Denver...

Important for Properties

January 9, 2012

"It's important for properties not to have stars in their eyes and fall in love with 800-pound gorilla shops. At the end of the day, it's critical for a property and their agency to need and want each other on an equal basis," said Jim Erlick, president of The Erlick Group, 20-year-old agency that specializes in Broadway shows and other types of distinctive entertainment properties.