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Mills Entertainment and Rooster Teeth Announce ‘Let’s Play Live’

lplLet’s Play Live brings your favorite YouTube entertainers to one stage for a non-stop frenzy of gaming and comedy. Prepare to laugh your asses off at the idiots from Achievement Hunter, The Creatures, Funhaus, Kinda Funny, and ScrewAttack, and some surprise guests, doing what they do best (and worst). It’s all of the insanity and energy of a rock show, but without the annoying drugs, vomit and nudity. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before. The tour kicks off at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on June 17.

Rooster Teeth is a pioneering studio responsible for some of the biggest online series in history, such as the award-winning and longest-running web series, “Red vs Blue.” Rooster Teeth also produces the globally acclaimed animated series “RWBY,” the first western anime series to be distributed in Japan, the award-winning “Rooster Teeth Podcast,” and “Immersion,” a reality format that brings video game theory to the real world. With a massive global footprint of more than 25 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 3 million unique monthly visitors to its RoosterTeeth.com hub and 1.8 million registered community members, Rooster Teeth was founded by Matt Hullum and Burnie Burns in 2003, and is now a subsidiary of Fullscreen, Inc., a global youth media company that develops online creators and produces multi-platform entertainment experiences. Discover more at http://www.roosterteeth.com.

Mills Entertainment Announces Summer 2016 Tour Dates for the Dolan Twins

Dolan-Twins-Primary-photoMills Entertainment, the leading producer of alternative live entertainment in the United States, unveiled today the first round of North American summer tour dates for Teen pop culture icons, The Dolan Twins.  The Dolan Twins’ 4OU Tour, which was announced last week by The Dolan Twins through a special video released to fans via their YouTube channel, will treat fans to the twins’ signature brand of comedy plus live music, meet & greets, and surprise opening acts.  Tickets go on sale today at 12:30 p.m. PST at http://www.4OU.com. VIP After-Party Passes will go on sale at a date to be announced. Additional U.S. and international dates are expected to be added in the coming weeks.

“Ethan’s and Grayson’s fans have been eagerly awaiting the Dolans’ first live tour, and we couldn’t be more excited to make this a reality for them,” said Michael Mills, Chief Executive Officer, Mills Entertainment.

With 19M fans between them, Grayson and Ethan Dolan have some of the highest engagement across social media and a penchant for hilariously relatable skits about teen life.  These 16-year-old creators with model-good looks are among the hottest talent coming off the Internet right now.  The duo rose to fame in 2013 when they began creating six second comedic videos on Vine that won the hearts of fans worldwide overnight and catapulted the twins into social media dominance.

Buzzfeed praised their Vines in 2015 as “perfectly summing up what it’s like to be a twin.”  Ethan and Grayson have used their comedy chops to create original content on their YouTube page, which has accumulated over 74M views.  New videos are added every Tuesday on their official YouTube channel and consistently trend #1 on Twitter.  When the twins announced they were going on tour, #DolanTwinsOnTour trended worldwide on Twitter almost immediately, and the WeDemand site to which they directed their fans garnered 112,000 votes in just 24 hours.

Theresa Caputo Announces Canadian Tour

Caputo_600x300Theresa Caputo announces her first all Canadian tour kicking off this June. She will heading to 18 new markets including St. Catharines, ON, Estevan, SK, and Prince George, BC. Since 2012, Theresa Caputo has been touring, selling out theaters and arenas across North America. “The Experience” brings Theresa face-to-face with her fans, as she lets spirit guide her through the audience.

“The experience isn’t about believing in mediums. It’s about witnessing something life-changing” says Theresa Caputo. “It’s like Long Island Medium live, witnessing first-hand spirit communication.”

For the entire list of tour dates, visit TheresaCaputo.com

 

Mills Entertainment Teams Up With Studio71 for Natural Born Pranksters

Exclusive screening of Natural Born Pranksters, featuring all-new, never-before-seen pranks and badass stunts, followed by live and in-person panel discussion with the film’s stars Roman Atwood, Vitaly Zdorovetskiy (aka VitalyzdTV) and Dennis Roady.  Known for some of the most viral pranks in history and considered the biggest pranksters on YouTube with more than 27 million subscribers and over three billion views collectively, the trio will offer a behind-the-scenes look into the epic pranks featured in Natural Born Pranksters, which will be released by Lionsgate across all platforms on April 1, 2016. Don’t miss this exclusive screening of the movie followed by an onstage interview of the stars of the film plus each ticket includes one digital copy of the movie. A limited number of VIP packages will be available that include a pre-signed movie poster and a pre-show photo opportunity.

This film is jam-packed with cameos from some of YouTube’s biggest stars — including Jenna Marbles, Furious Pete, Jukka Hilden, KC James, Kevin Brueck, Tom Mabe, and Peter Vass — with appearances from Radio DJ Big Boy and Dave England as well! Watch as Atwood, Roady, and Vitaly take fearlessness and unbelievable social experiments to the next level!

NATURAL BORN PRANKSTERS was produced by Studio71. Executive producers include Vitaly, Atwood, and Roady. Studio71’s Gary Binkow and John Fitzpatrick are producers. VitalyzdTV, Roman Atwood, and Dennis Roady are all part of the Studio71 multichannel network, which delivers over 3.5 billion views a month.

The screening and live panel discussion tour of “Natural Born Pranksters” will visit nine cities across the United States and is produced by Mills Entertainment. With full global distribution and partnerships worldwide, Mills Entertainment takes shows from concept to stage, serving as a full creative partner in realizing the vision.  The company has comprehensive expertise and experience in creating unique live experiences in the digital sphere, having produced worldwide tours for Tyler Oakley, Lilly Singh, and Kian Lawley & JC Caylen in 2015.

For more information about Natural Born Pranksters, go to www.naturalbornpranksters.com

LIFETIME® HIT SERIES “BRING IT” SET TO HIT THE STAGE

Miss D and her Dancing Dolls, the stars of Lifetime’s hit series “Bring It!,” will perform live in Baton Rouge, LA, Memphis, TN, Atlanta, GA and more as part of the “Bring It! Live” tour. Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 6th at 10 AM and can be purchased at bringitlivetour.com.  Ticket prices start at $29.75 (plus applicable service charges) and are subject to change. A limited number of VIP tickets which include an exclusive meet and greet with the cast will also be available.

Bring It! Live” will give fans the chance to become part of the action as they see Miss D and her Dancing Dolls perform their never-before-seen routines live onstage.  Audience members will take part in live voting, engage in Q+A with the cast, and get the exclusive “behind the scenes” lowdown on the hit Lifetime series.

In addition to audience participation,Bring It! Live” will feature a new competition story line and an action-packed finale in what promises to be a stunning night of dancing sure to impress both die hard Bring It! followers and new fans alike.

Bring It! Live” will be produced by Mills Entertainment, leading producers and promoters of branded live entertainment.

About Lifetime:

Lifetime is a premier female‐focused entertainment destination dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non‐fiction series and movies. As a result of the network’s aggressive programming strategy that has doubled the hours of its original programming, in 2014 the network reached its strongest ranking among the key Women 18‐49 demo in six years and its youngest median age in 18 years. Lifetime Television®, LMN®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.

 

About Mills Entertainment:

Mills Entertainment is a leading producer and promoter of branded live entertainment. Mills collaborates with top brands and personalities to develop, market, and produce live events throughout the US and worldwide. Current projects include Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience, Mel Brooks: Back in the Saddle Again!, Cesar Millan Live, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live, and Christopher Lloyd Goes Back to the Future. www.millsentertainment.com

Theresa Caputo Announces April 2016 Tour

TC headshot 2016Theresa Caputo is hitting the road this April stopping in 18 cities across the US. She’ll be making stops in new markets for her including Billings, MT, DeKalb, IL and Newark, DE. There will also be repeat visits to see her fans in cities such as Broomfield, CO, Salt Lake City, UT and Cleveland, OH. Since 2012, Theresa Caputo has been wowing audiences with live readings and sharing stories about her life and gifts, selling out theaters and arenas across the country. For the entire list of tour dates, visit TheresaCaputo.com

Mills Entertainment to Produce Multi-City ALIVE/GOLD Tour with Digital Media Sensations and Musicians Ricky Dillon and Trevor Moran

ricky-dillon-trevor-moranDigital juggernauts and musicians Ricky Dillon (7.6M fans across social media) and Trevor Moran (4.2M fans across social media) have partnered with Mills Entertainment, a leading producer of live experiences featuring talent native to digital platforms, to exclusively produce their 2016 ALIVE/GOLD tour. Beginning February 23, 2016, the nationwide tour, kicking off in Boston and stopping in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and more, reunites the former members of YouTube super-group Our2ndLife (a.k.a. O2L) and will include performances from their respective albums. Additionally, there will be meet-and-greet opportunities with the artists in select locations.  

Ricky Dillon is a multi-talented entertainer and digital powerhouse, with more than 2.7 million subscribers and 200 million views on YouTube, and 7.6 million fans across all social media.  Dillon launched his music career with O2L and has since released several chart-topping singles, including “BEAT,” “Ordinary,” and “Nobody,” which broke the Top 20 on the overall iTunes Charts. His official EP, RPD, which launched in early 2015, peaked at #3 on the iTunes Pop Charts and #5 on the overall iTunes Charts. Dillon’s new single, “Steal the Show,” featuring Moran, debuted on December 28 and was trending on the iTunes pop charts. His new studio album, GOLD, featuring the single “Problematic” with Snoop Dogg which hit Top 20 on iTunes’ Top Albums and peaked at #4 on the iTunes Pop Charts.

“Music has always been a passion of mine, so being able to perform live and celebrate the release of GOLD with my fans is an amazing opportunity,” said Ricky Dillon. “I can’t wait to team up with my longtime friend Trevor for the ALIVE/GOLD tour!”

Trevor Moran first gained national attention as an 11-year-old with his Apple Store Dances, and later, with his jaw-dropping audition on The X Factor with his cover of LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It,” winning over all four judges. Now, at 17 years of age, Moran has established his dominance in social media, boasting more than one million YouTube subscribers, 1.5 million Twitter followers, and 1.2 million Instagram followers.  Moran co-founded and anchored Fridays on the widely popular YouTube channel, O2L, which claimed the 2014 Teen Choice Award for Best Web Comedy.  His first music release, the digital EP XIAT, debuted at #1 on Billboard Magazine’s Heatseeker Album Charts, sold more than 150,000 digitally and almost 9 million in streams. He also finished second in the iHeart Radio / Macy’s 2015 #RisingStar competition. Moran released his sophomore EP, ALIVE, on January 22.  

“Really excited to head back out with Ricky and to perform my new songs live! We have lots of surprises along the way,” said Trevor Moran.

Mills Entertainment collaborates with top networks, agencies, and licensors to create original, world-class live experiences. In the last six months, Mills Entertainment has produced events in more than 300 cities in 12 countries and across five continents.  With distribution and partnerships worldwide, Mills Entertainment takes shows from concept to the live stage, serving as a full creative partner in realizing the performer’s vision.  The company has comprehensive expertise and experience in creating unique live experiences in the digital sphere, having produced worldwide tours for Tyler Oakley, Lilly Singh, Kian Lawley and Jc Caylen in 2015.  

“We are thrilled to partner with Ricky and Trevor to help them create an unforgettable live entertainment experience for their fans,” said Michael Mills, CEO of Mills Entertainment.

Tickets for the ALIVE/GOLD Tour can be purchased at: www.rickyandtrevortour.com

Digital Media Powerhouses Roman Atwood and Yousef Erakat Sign Exclusive Touring Deal With Mills Entertainment

RvF-TourArtDigital juggernauts Roman Atwood and Yousef Saleh Erakat AKA FouseyTUBE have partnered with Mills Entertainment, a leading producer of live experiences featuring digital native talent, to exclusively produce their 2016 tour.  Beginning February 23, 2016, the multi-city, west coast tour brings two of the web’s kings of comedy together for a night of sketches, stand-up, and pranks. Additionally, there will be meet-and-greet opportunities with the artists.  Tickets go on sale Friday, January 15 at 10:00 a.m. PST at www.romanvsfousey.com.

“It won’t just be a Q&A. Expect to be entertained, expect to leave ready to take on the world, expect to be inspired and expect to smile,” said Atwood.

Comedian, actor, and film director Atwood is among the top pranksters on YouTube, boasting 13 million subscribers and amassing more than 100 million monthly views.  Winner of Best Brand Campaign at the 5th Annual Streamy Awards for his work with Nissan, Atwood has just completed production on NATURAL BORN PRANKSTERS, a full-length feature film he directed, and in which he stars alongside digital prank artists VitalyzdTV and Dennis Roady, for Collective Digital Studio and Lionsgate.  The film will be released day-and-date in theaters, on electronic sell-through, and via VOD in 2016

Winner of the Audience Choice Award for Show of the Year at the 2015 Streamy Awards, comedian, actor, and digital influencer Erakat has amassed more than 10 million “bruh bruhs” (subscribers) across his YouTube channels.  He produces parodies, vlogs, comedy sketches, and pranks in which his larger-than-life character serves as the set-up for his humorous and poignant social experiments with a moral undertone.

“I want audiences to go in without any expectations — and expect the unexpected,” said Erakat.

Mills Entertainment collaborates with top networks, agencies, and licensors to create original, world-class live experiences. In the last six months, Mills Entertainment has produced events in more than 300 cities in 12 countries and across five continents.  With full global distribution and partnerships worldwide, Mills Entertainment takes shows from concept to stage, serving as a full creative partner in realizing the vision.  The company has comprehensive expertise and experience in creating unique live experiences in the digital sphere, having produced worldwide tours for Tyler Oakley, Lilly Singh, Kian Lawley and JC Caylen in 2015.  Leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA) acquired an equity position in Mills Entertainment in April 2015.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Yousef and Roman,” said Michael Mills, CEO of Mills Entertainment.  “They are brilliant creators and their talent really translates to stage in an exciting and original way.”

Atwood is represented by CAA and Collective Digital Studio.  Erakat is represented by CAA.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: An Exciting New Live Touring Production From The Fred Rodgers Company and Mills Entertainment

HIGH RES- Daniel Tiger Live - Tour promo imageYoung fans and their families in neighborhoods nationwide will get to experience the lovable characters, engaging storylines and toe-tapping tunes from the Emmy-nominated hit PBS KIDS series like never before with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE!. The new full-scale musical production from The Fred Rogers Company and Mills Entertainment premieres January 15, 2016 at the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia and will make stops in more than 50 cities across North America. The production will feature performances for both school and public audiences. More information and the complete schedule of tour dates can be found on the official tour website: www.danieltigerlive.com.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE! stars the endearing Daniel Tiger in his iconic red sweater and sneakers, along with other instantly-recognizable characters, including Mom and Dad Tiger, Baby Margaret, Katerina Kittycat, Miss Elaina, Prince Wednesday, “O” the Owl and, of course, the famous Trolley! The live show features musical numbers throughout, as Daniel and his friends embark on an adventure through the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. The stage show features songs from the PBS KIDS series along with several original musical compositions written exclusively for the live production. In addition to being grr-ific fun for young children and their families, the interactive production features messages on being a caring neighbor, sharing, and helping others.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Mills Entertainment to bring the world of Daniel Tiger from the small screen to the stage, said Paul Siefken of The Fred Rogers Company. “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE! will have kids and parents alike singing and dancing along while it also conveys important messages that will continue to resonate long after the curtain call.”

“This heartwarming musical production will be a very special experience for many generations to share and enjoy together,” said Simone Gianfrancesco of Mills Entertainment.

The Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood television series follows the adventures of 4-year-old Daniel Tiger and uses musical strategies grounded in Fred Rogers’ landmark social-emotional curriculum. Through imagination, creativity and music, Daniel and his friends learn the key social skills necessary for success in school and in life.

In September 2015, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood was the #2 program across all TV networks for Kids 2-5 and with moms of young children*. In addition, it continues to be one of the most streamed shows, averaging more than 40 million streams per month**. Over two million Daniel Tiger books have been published to date, and downloads of the apps, music and episodes continue to rank high on iTunes.

The animated TV series has garnered a host of prestigious awards, and most recently was nominated for a 2015 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program. This recognition follows a string of additional honors, including a 2015 Parents’ Choice Gold Award and 2014 Prix Jeunesse International Selection as well as the 2013 Kidscreen Award for Best Animated Series in the Preschool Category, and 2013 Cynopsis: Kids! Imagination Award for Preschool Series.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live tour dates: www.danieltigerlive.com

Mills Entertainment and A&E Networks Announce The Bring It! Live Summer 2016 Tour

bringitMills Entertainment in collaboration with A&E Networks are thrilled to announce Lifetime’s #1 smash hit, Bring It! Live is now booking for Summer 2016. The Bring It! Live Tour will feature Miss D and her dolls performing original routines with crowd interaction, live voting, Q&A and an exclusive opportunity to meet the stars. In a high-action night, the audience will watch Miss D work her magic, taking the Dolls from live rehearsals to an unforgettable final performance.
The dance genre is a proven winner at the box office and Bring It! is sure to continue that trend. With over 1 million Facebook fans and an average of 2.1 million viewers per episode, Bring It! has made Lifetime the #1 cable network in its Friday time-slot.