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Diane Warren To Be Honored By Point FoundationDiane Warren To Be Honored By Point Foundation
by BWW News Desk (Pride)

(7/23/2014) - Point Foundation (Point) will present its Leadership Award to songwriter Diane Warren, whose work has been recognized with Grammy and Golden Globe awards and multiple Academy Award nominations. The Point Leadership Award is given to an individual who has achieved prominence in their professional career and unequivocally supported the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. Warren has repeatedly spoken out against bigotry of all kinds, including discrimination directed at the LGBTQ community. The 'It Gets Better' musical theater project that is touring the U.S. in support of LGBTQ youth includes songs of Warren's alongside those of Gnarls Barkley, Kelly Clarkson and Alanis Morissette.


$40 PREMIUM SEATING to PHOENIX starring Julia Stiles now available to most performances!$40 PREMIUM SEATING to PHOENIX starring Julia Stiles now available to most performances!
by Contests - Broadway (New York City)

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DOWNTON ABBEY Exec Reveals Season 5 Details: 'Brilliant Story Line', 'High Stakes Drama'DOWNTON ABBEY Exec Reveals Season 5 Details: 'Brilliant Story Line', 'High Stakes Drama'
by TV News Desk

(7/23/2014) - DOWTON ABBEY executive producer Gareth Neame revealed details of the highly anticipated fifth season of the historic drama series.


Photo Coverage: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING Cast Previews Album at Barnes & Noble!Photo Coverage: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING Cast Previews Album at Barnes & Noble!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

(7/23/2014) - DRG Records just kicked off the release of Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway: Comes Out Swinging! (2014 Un-Original Cast Album), produced by Grammy Award winner Hugh Fordin, yesterday at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86 Street). The cast along with writer/creator and director Gerard Alessandrini and longtime Forbidden Broadway illustrator and CD cover artist Ken Fallin, were on hand to sign the CD and for performances. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the big event below!


BWW Reviews: Luminous, Haunting American Premiere of McPherson's THE VEILBWW Reviews: Luminous, Haunting American Premiere of McPherson's THE VEIL
by Andrew White (Washington, DC)

(7/23/2014) - Nearly three years after its London opening, Washington's own Quotidean Theatre Company offers us the American premiere of a play that should soon find itself in regular rotation nationwide. Quotidean, with its reputation for understated yet compelling shows, has gone all-out with this production and done Mr. McPherson proud. With a solid, seasoned cast and brilliant period touches in set and costumes, 'The Veil' should be at the top of your list!


BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL 2014: PEPE ROMERO AND YAMANDÚ COSTA WITH THE ADELAIDE ART ORCHESTRABWW Reviews: ADELAIDE INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL 2014: PEPE ROMERO AND YAMANDÚ COSTA WITH THE ADELAIDE ART ORCHESTRA
by Barry Lenny (Australia - Adelaide)

(7/23/2014) - Two big names came together in one concert as Briullianty Brazilian guitarist, Yamandu Costa, shared the bill with the great Spanish classical guitarist, Maestro Pepe Romero.


Photo Coverage: Inside BROADWAY SINGS JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE with Lena Hall, Andy Mientus & More!Photo Coverage: Inside BROADWAY SINGS JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE with Lena Hall, Andy Mientus & More!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia

(7/23/2014) - Broadway Sings Justin Timberlake, the sixth concert of the BROADWAY SINGS concert series, just continued last night at (le) Poisson Rouge. More than 15 Broadway performers were accompanied by a full jazz band playing brand new, original orchestrations of Timberlake's greatest hits. Previous artists honored in the series were Adele, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, and Amy Winehouse. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the concert below!


Photo Flash: First Look at Travis Delgado, Stephanie Polt and More in Oracle's THE JUNGLEPhoto Flash: First Look at Travis Delgado, Stephanie Polt and More in Oracle's THE JUNGLE
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(7/23/2014) - Hot on the heels of winning multiple Jeff Awards for THE MOTHER as well as the Emerging Theater Award from Broadway In Chicago, Oracle Productions is proud to announce a world premiere adaptation of THE JUNGLE byUpton Sinclair. Adapter and director Matt Foss returns to Oracle after his 2013 smash-hit, WAITING FOR LEFTY. Sinclair's classic expose on Chicago's sordid industrial past receives a fresh, fast paced interpretation with music by Nicholas Tonozzi, who won the 2014 Jeff Award for Best Original Music for his work on THE MOTHER at Oracle. THE JUNGLE opens tonight, July 19, 2014, and runs through September 6, 2014 at Oracle Theatre (3809 N. Broadway in Chicago). Performances are Friday, Saturday and Monday nights at 8PM; Sundays at 7PM. Press are invited to attend any night during the run. Check out a first look at the production below!


European Festival Presents LILLO & GREG: LATTE E I SUOI DERIVATI on 7/27European Festival Presents LILLO & GREG: LATTE E I SUOI DERIVATI on 7/27
by BWW News Desk (Italy)

(7/23/2014) - Definito come un complesso rock demenziale si forma agli inizi degli anni '90 a Roma con i due comici Claudio "Greg" Gregori e Pasquale "Lillo" Petrolo e sotto l'impulso del batterista Paolo Di Orazio. Inizialmente collaboratori in una casa editrice di fumetti per ragazzi, Greg (fumettista) e Paolo Di Orazio (coordinatore di testate) decidono di formare una band di canzoni parodistiche.


STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/23- Daniel RadcliffeSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/23- Daniel Radcliffe
by Stage Tube

(7/23/2014) - Happy Birthday Daniel Radcliffe! Radcliffe is best known for playing the title role in all eight of the blockbuster Harry Potter films. In 2008, he made his Broadway debut to much acclaim in EQUUS. Radcliffe won BroadwayWorld.com's 2009 Theatre Fans' Choice Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his role in EQUUS. He returned to Broadway in March 2011 with HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, and was succeeded by Darren Criss, and later Nick Jonas. He most recently led the Broadway production of THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, which just concluded its limited run at the Cort Theatre.


Photo Coverage: Gabrielle Stravelli Plays The Metropolitan RoomPhoto Coverage: Gabrielle Stravelli Plays The Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff (Cabaret)

(7/23/2014) - Gabrielle Stravelli - the acclaimed pop/jazz vocalist called 'ingenious' by The Wall Street Journal and known from her tours with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, appearances at the 92nd Street Y and her long-running Soho jazz brunch - is in the midst an exclusive two week engagement at The Metropolitan Room and broadwayworld was there


Photo Coverage: It's Time to Start Livin! Backstage with PIPPIN's New 'Berthe'- Priscilla LopezPhoto Coverage: It's Time to Start Livin! Backstage with PIPPIN's New 'Berthe'- Priscilla Lopez
by Kevin Thomas Garcia

(7/23/2014) - Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez, who appeared in the legendary original cast of A Chorus Line and was also a replacement for the role of 'Fastrada' in the original production of Pippin in 1973, just joined the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of 'Berthe' last night. BroadwayWorld was at the Music Box Theatre for the special night and you can check out photos from backstage below!


Photo Coverage: CINDERELLA's Paige Faure and Nancy Opel Vist Backstage with Peter LeDonnePhoto Coverage: CINDERELLA's Paige Faure and Nancy Opel Vist Backstage with Peter LeDonne
by Stephen Sorokoff

(7/23/2014) - Paige Faure and Nancy Opel, new cast members of the Broadway show Cinderella, will visit Backstage with Peter Ledonne this Sunday on AM 970 The Answer. Long time theatrical Ad Man Peter LeDonne is now a New York radio host. Jamie deRoy, the programs night life correspondent will provide listeners with all the information they need to know about what's going on in New York City's live entertainment scene. Backstage airs every Sunday from 12 noon to 1 PM.


Saul Williams on Closing of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME: 'It Was Going to Be an Uphill Battle'Saul Williams on Closing of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME: 'It Was Going to Be an Uphill Battle'
by BWW News Desk

(7/23/2014) - In a new interview with Rolling Stone, HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME star Saul Williams spoke about the recent cancellation of the Tupac Shakur-inspired musical


Denzel Washington to Receive Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award; EQUALIZER to Open San Sebastian FestivalDenzel Washington to Receive Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award; EQUALIZER to Open San Sebastian Festival
by Movies News Desk

(7/23/2014) - During the opening gala the star of the film, Denzel Washington, will be presented with the Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award.


GLEE Star Naya Rivera Ties the Knot Over the Weekend!GLEE Star Naya Rivera Ties the Knot Over the Weekend!
by TV News Desk

(7/23/2014) - Glee star Naya Rivera tied the knot in front of an intimate group of close family over the weekend


Life Fitness Personal Trainers To Watch Global Competition Final in NYC, 10/17Life Fitness Personal Trainers To Watch Global Competition Final in NYC, 10/17
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)

(7/23/2014) - Rosemont, Ill.


Don Ardell and John Travis to Address 2014 Global Spa & Wellness SummitDon Ardell and John Travis to Address 2014 Global Spa & Wellness Summit
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)

(7/23/2014) - New York, NY


Photo: CABARET's Alan Cumming Gives Warm Willkommen to Former Emcee John StamosPhoto: CABARET's Alan Cumming Gives Warm Willkommen to Former Emcee John Stamos
by BWW News Desk

(7/23/2014) - Last Sunday, July 20th, the cast of Broadway's CABARET shared a warm Willkommen! to John Stamos, who portrayed the show's iconic Emcee in the 2002 production.


WAKE UP with BWW 7/23/14 - NEVERLAND, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, STREETCAR and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/23/14 - NEVERLAND, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, STREETCAR and More!
by Jessica Showers

(7/23/2014) - Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: It's a night for movie adaptations! FINDING NEVERLAND begins in Boston, and SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE opens in the West End, with A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, starring Gillian Anderson, also launching tonight across the pond!


SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Premieres Tonight in the West EndSHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Premieres Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(7/23/2014) - Shakespeare in Love has its world premiere at the Noel Coward Theatre tonight, 23 July 2014, bringing together one of the largest companies ever assembled for a play in the West End. The 28-strong cast includes a number of young actors and actor-musicians who will be making their professional debuts.


BIG BANG STARS Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar to Make Wizard World Debuts at Chicago Comic ConBIG BANG STARS Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar to Make Wizard World Debuts at Chicago Comic Con
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(7/23/2014) - Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, two of the stars of the long-running hit Emmy nominated TV series 'The Big Bang Theory,' will make their respective first Wizard World appearances at Chicago Comic Con


BWW Reviews: Cuteness Abounds in Conejo Players Theatre's THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTESBWW Reviews: Cuteness Abounds in Conejo Players Theatre's THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by Jeffrey Scott (Thousand Oaks)

(7/23/2014) - The concept: A high school prom in the first act filled with songs from the 1950's. A 10-year reunion in the 2nd act filled with songs from the 1960's. One set. Four girls. Sounds pretty simple, yes. NOT! As the choreographer for the original production of WONDERETTES, Janet Miller, told me this is a simple concept but '...it is a deceptively difficult show'.


Daniel Betts, Zackary Momoh and More Star in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - Full Cast Announced!Daniel Betts, Zackary Momoh and More Star in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(7/23/2014) - Casting for Regent Park Open Air Theatre's production of To Kill A Mockingbird was announced today. Daniel Betts will play Atticus Finch alongside Zackary Momoh as Tom Robinson, Christopher Akrill as Boo Radley. Original cast member and composer Phil King will reprise his role.


GRAND GUIGNOL to Play The Drum and Southwark Playhouse, Beg. Oct 9GRAND GUIGNOL to Play The Drum and Southwark Playhouse, Beg. Oct 9
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(7/23/2014) - Directed by Theatre Royal Plymouth's Artistic Director, Simon Stokes, the revival of Grand Guignol will return to The Drum from 9 - 18 October before heading to Southwark Playhouse where the acclaimed production will run for five weeks from 23 October - 22 November 2014.


Conrad Hotels & Resorts to Debut in Ideal Central London LocationConrad Hotels & Resorts to Debut in Ideal Central London Location
by BWW News Desk (Travel)

(7/23/2014) - The inspired luxury of Conrad Hotels & Resorts is due to arrive in Westminster, central London, following a franchise agreement with Supreme Hotels LLP. The 256 guest room hotel will join the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of 23 existing Conrad hotels and resorts worldwide, including Dublin, Dubai, Istanbul, and Portugal. Conrad London Westminster, located between Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace, is expected to welcome guests beginning in September 2014.


World Walker Loses 140 Pounds By Walking; Launches EON, Inc. to Prevent ObesityWorld Walker Loses 140 Pounds By Walking; Launches EON, Inc. to Prevent Obesity
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)

(7/23/2014) - Scottsdale, Arizona


Darn Tough Vermont Launches Endurance LineDarn Tough Vermont Launches Endurance Line
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)

(7/23/2014) - Northfield, Vermont


YogaVibes Announces Yoga Tree's Prenatal Yoga Instructor, Jane AustinYogaVibes Announces Yoga Tree's Prenatal Yoga Instructor, Jane Austin
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)

(7/23/2014) - Charlotte, NC


BASF Nutrition & Health Becomes Exclusive Education Sponsor of Supply Side WestBASF Nutrition & Health Becomes Exclusive Education Sponsor of Supply Side West
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)

(7/23/2014) - Phoenix, Arizona


Mona Barthel Wins Swedish Open WTA Title Wearing Dress by Swedish Activewear Designer Denise CronwallMona Barthel Wins Swedish Open WTA Title Wearing Dress by Swedish Activewear Designer Denise Cronwall
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)

(7/23/2014) - Miami, FL


Broadway-Bound FINDING NEVERLAND Begins Previews Tonight at A.R.T.Broadway-Bound FINDING NEVERLAND Begins Previews Tonight at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk (Boston)

(7/23/2014) - The world premiere of the musical FINDING NEVERLAND, with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Elliot Kennedy, book by James Graham, directed by Diane Paulus with choreography by Mia Michaels, will be presented at A.R.T. by special arrangement with Harvey Weinstein. The production of the new musical begins previews tonight, July 23 and runs through Sunday, September 28. If all goes well, the musical is slated to hit Broadway Spring 2015.


Fitness Guru John Lee Endorses Spree SmartCapFitness Guru John Lee Endorses Spree SmartCap
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)

(7/23/2014) - Over the last 15 years, John Lee has starred in best-selling fitness DVDs; built cutting-edge training centers and fitness platforms; founded a non-profit organization focused on fitness, health and wellness; created a social media platform to connect fitness professionals with their clients; and helped hundreds of professional athletes, pageant participants, endurance athletes, MMA fighters, fitness competitors and 'regular Joes' achieve their goals. But he's never come across a fitness monitor like the Spree SmartCap. 'I've tried virtually every fitness gadget you can imagine, and the vast majority of them have left me unimpressed,' said Lee. 'But when I was introduced to Spree Wearables, and their innovative SmartCap, I knew it was a game-changer. It's the only product I've seen that combines next-generation technology with a training app that truly helps motivate and encourage success.' Recognized as a 'Best in Show' product by Sports Illustrated at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Spree is the first and only fitness device that tracks heart rate without the use of a cumbersome chest strap, and monitors body temperature, movement and a variety of additional metrics as well. The Spree SmartCap is so easy to use and comfortable, it does what most wearables fail to do: Become an extension of the individual athlete. 'They call it 'the world's smartest fitness monitor,' and it's easy to see why,' continued Lee. 'It accurately measures and tracks all the metrics any serious or aspiring athlete needs to know and presents the data in an easy-to-use smartphone app. The fact that it enables you to shed the chest strap is another huge bonus for most of us that find them to be irritating and uncomfortable.' Lee, 33, has a unique and distinguished resume in the fitness world. He is the founder and director of Everlasting Impact LLC, a not-for-profit created to help the next generation of educators, mentors and role models become physically and mentally strong through the lifestyle of fitness, health and wellness. He is the co-owner of MPK Global LLC, an umbrella corporation created to build and spread fitness platforms around the world. Lee is also the co-owner of Jotega LLC, a company created to bring to market an innovative social media-based mobile Internet platform that connects fitness professionals with their clientele base in real time. Since the age of seven, Lee has trained in a wide variety of sports and disciplines including wrestling, Muay Thai, high jump, long jump, Kung Fu, bodybuilding and gymnastics. He was one of the cast members of BodyBeast, a DVD series from the creators of other popular fitness products such as P90X, Insanity and shakeology. Lee has also appeared in multiple national ads for respected brands in the sports nutrition industry. 'John is exactly the kind of athlete we wanted to represent our brand: accomplished, respected, experienced and knowledgeable,' said Peter Linke, president of Spree Wearables. 'Most important, he is a true believer in how the Spree SmartCap can be used to help anyone that's serious about their fitness to achieve their goals.' Developed by Dallas-based Spree Wearables, Inc., the Spree SmartCap leverages its patented biosensor technology to analyze the three most important variables in every fitness routine - body temperature, movement and heart rate - all in one easy-to-use device. The unique design measures directly from the forehead using medical grade technology. The SmartCap also insulates from the sun, and because the device measures temperature as an added component, it provides a true measurement of caloric burn along with heart rate. 'The forehead is the ideal body surface to accurately measure body temperature as well as a great place to measure heart rate,' added Linke. 'There is no other product that can offer this type of data - never mind in such a comfortable wearable. No wires, no chest strap...just put it on and go.' Lee will be using the SmartCap in all of his training courses and appearing at fitness shows on behalf of Spree Wearables. He will also be appearing in videos demonstrating the product and offering tips on how to integrate it into various fitness regimens. The Spree SmartCap is now available for purchase online at SpreeWearables.com and soon on Amazon.com. About Spree Wearables Based in Dallas, Texas, Spree Wearables, Inc. is a leading provider of wireless biosensor solutions, including the revolutionary Spree SmartCap. Its patented and proprietary systems are at the forefront of performance measurement systems and are currently used to help prevent heat-related illness in athletes, firefighters and industrial workers. Spree Wearables is a wholly owned subsidiary of IDENTEC Group AG (identecgroup.com). Spree Wearables' solutions have earned national recognition, including Popular Science magazine's prestigious 'Best of What's New' Award.


Nike and Manchester United Announce Away Kit for 2014-15Nike and Manchester United Announce Away Kit for 2014-15
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)

(7/23/2014) - For the 2014-15 season, Manchester United will play in a classic new white away kit - instantly recognizable and evocative for the club's fans.


BWW Reviews: THE DISH at Capital Fringe is Risky Foodie FunBWW Reviews: THE DISH at Capital Fringe is Risky Foodie Fun
by Heather Nadolny (Washington, DC)

(7/23/2014) - Cupcakes! 14th St! Pho! THE DISH, currently running as part of Capital Fringe, gives audiences a somewhat tumultuous glance at fame and the DC food scene.