G. Allen News

Velocity Hosts Made in Seattle Fundraiser Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

A big ol' Seattle love fest party in honor of Velocity Dance Center. Made in Seattle is Velocity's signature fundraiser of the year. Party with purpose with guests of honor Mark Haim and The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, performances by Shelby Earl, Amy O'Neal, Ezra Dickinson, Cherdonna Shinatra, Kate Wallich and Matt Drews - and an open bar with craft cocktails by Eater Seattle's Bartender of the Year Adam Fortuna. Funds raised infuse Velocity's pivotal programs - crucial for Seattle dance artists to train, create, present and develop their careers; and to build a city where dance is a vital part of the cultural landscape. (more...)

Velocity Announces Made in Seattle Fundraiser, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

A big ol' Seattle love fest party in honor of Velocity Dance Center. Made in Seattle is Velocity's signature fundraiser of the year. Party with purpose with guests of honor Mark Haim and The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, performances by Shelby Earl, Amy O'Neal, Ezra Dickinson, Cherdonna Shinatra, Kate Wallich and Matt Drews - and an open bar with craft cocktails by Eater Seattle's Bartender of the Year Adam Fortuna. Funds raised infuse Velocity's pivotal programs - crucial for Seattle dance artists to train, create, present and develop their careers; and to build a city where dance is a vital part of the cultural landscape. (more...)

BWW Interviews: A Theatrical Treasure Kept Sparkling on the Hudson 
by Gregory G. Allen - Mar 10, 2014

Westchester has a gem of a theater sitting on the 3rd floor of a historic building in Irvington, New York that was built in 1902 and designed after the Ford Theater in Washington, DC. (more...)

Vulcan Inc. Announces New Executive Director for Stratolaunch
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

SEATTLE, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Vulcan Inc., the investment and project management company founded by Paul G. Allen, today announced that Charles Beames has joined Vulcan as the Executive Director, Stratolaunch. Beames brings a unique combination of leadership and expertise in space and military systems, engineering, legislative affairs and business. Beames' 30-year legacy in the Department of Defense includes the development and deployment of transformational airborne, ground- and space-based systems. In his new role, Beames will be responsible for creating and executing the strategic plan to realize Paul Allen's vision of revolutionizing space transportation. He will provide overall technical leadership, project oversight and business development, all to ensure key milestones and program objectives are met.   (more...)

Portland Trail Blazers And Moda Center Select Ticketmaster To Deliver Ticketing Services And Improved Fan Experiences
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

LOS ANGELES and PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Ticketmaster, a division of Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV), announced today a long-term contract with the Portland Trail Blazers and the Rose Quarter, which includes the team's home arena, the MODA CENTER, and the adjacent Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Trail Blazers return to Ticketmaster's ticketing services, rejoining25 of NBA teams already leveraging Ticketmaster's platform. Trail Blazers fans will have a comprehensive online ticketing destination that will offer them all of the available ticket options for upcoming games. (more...)

Perseverance Theatre Receives Willoughby Arts Complex (WAC) Planning Funds
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Perseverance Theatre (PT) has been awarded $50,000 from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and $25,000 from the Rasmuson Foundation to continue work on the pre-development phase of the Willoughby Arts Complex(WAC). Perseverance Theatre and the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council(JAHC) are partnering to build the new theatre complex for Alaska's capital city. (more...)

Post-n-Track Names Rick Faulise as Director of Operations
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

In his new role, Mr. Faulise will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations while ensuring each functional area executes their strategic initiatives. Rick will also identify and develop industry leading best practices to support overall operational effectiveness and provide the leadership in pursuit of delivering world-class customer service and support. (more...)

Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital Invests $30 Million In TrueCar.com
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ TrueCar.com, the negotiation-free car-buying platform, today announced that it raised $30 million of funding from Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital. TrueCar.com intends to use the funds to fuel market expansion, invest in product development and further build the TrueCar.com brand. This investment was made from Vulcan's new Silicon Valley based growth equity fund. The fund is focused on investing in the world's brightest ideas and in internet and technology companies that are making a transformational change in the way that TrueCar.com is bringing transparency to the car buying process. Mr. Agrawal, who heads all growth equity investments for Vulcan Capital will be joining the TrueCar.com Board of Directors. Current investors in TrueCar.com include Upfront Ventures, Jeff Skoll's Capricorn Investment Group, USAA, and Allen & Company. (more...)

OSF Wraps 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 06, 2013

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival wrapped up its 78th season Sunday night with the final performances of The Taming of the Shrew and King Lear. Preparations for the 2014 season are well under way; member ticket sales start this week and previews begin February 14. (more...)

Adobe Theater Premieres LOST LETTER, Now thru 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

Sometimes the appearance of a simple story contains universal issues such as loss, abandonment, renewal, and hope for the future. Set in Depression era dustbowl Oklahoma, W.G.Allen's play, Lost Letter grapples with all of these with love and humor. (more...)

Photo Flash: Adobe Theater to Present Premiere of W. G. Allen's LOST LETTER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2013

Sometimes the appearance of a simple story contains universal issues such as loss, abandonment, renewal, and hope for the future. Set in Depression era dustbowl Oklahoma, W.G.Allen's play, Lost Letter grapples with all of these with love and humor. (more...)

Adobe Theater to Premiere LOST LETTER, 10/25-11/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

Sometimes the appearance of a simple story contains universal issues such as loss, abandonment, renewal, and hope for the future. Set in Depression era dustbowl Oklahoma, W.G.Allen's play, Lost Letter grapples with all of these with love and humor. (more...)

BWW TV: Behind the Scenes with the Cast and Creatives of WHEN YOU WISH: THE STORY OF WALT DISNEY at Freud Playhouse
by Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans - Oct 17, 2013

When You Wish: The story of Walt Disney officially opened October 16 at UCLA's distinguished Freud Theatre following four successful previews (October 11 - 13). BWW TV's Los Angeles correspondents Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans were invited to visit with the cast and creative team as the world premiere musical was approaching its first preview performance. When You Wish is the first ever musical about Walt Disney who is considered not only one of the most universally celebrated, award-winning figures in entertainment history, but one of the greatest showmen on earth. The long anticipated project features an original score of 17 songs with Music and Book by Dean McClure; Direction by Broadway's Larry Raben; and Choreography by Lee Martino. Still an active performer, author and business man... film and television star, and former pop recording superstar Pat Boone co-produces When You Wish with Dean McClure and Robert Rudolph. Check out the video below! (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Receives $3 Million Grant from Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is the recipient of a generous $3,000,000 grant from The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. The grant supports the renaming of the Elizabethan Stage/Allen Pavilion to the Allen Elizabethan Theatre. (more...)

Tim Martin Gleason to Star in Walt Disney Musical WHEN YOU WISH at UCLA, 10/11-11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

The life and times of Walt Disney, perhaps the most universally celebrated, award-winning figure in the history of entertainment, comes to the stage in When You Wish, the first ever musical about one of the greatest showmen on earth. When You Wish previews October 11 - October 13 followed by its official world premiere October 16 - November 3 at the Freud Playhouse at UCLA. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents AIR TWYLA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

Curtains up! AIR TWYLA propels Pacific Northwest Ballet into its new season with a trio of works by its first artist-in-residence, renowned choreographer Twyla Tharp. The program includes the world premiere of Waiting at the Station with a commissioned score by New Orleans music legend Allen Toussaint. Sharing the program with Waiting at the Station are the Scottish-inspired Brief Fling (a PNB premiere) and Tharp's homage to Ol' Blue Eyes and ballroom dance, the unforgettable Nine Sinatra Songs. AIR TWYLA runs for only seven performances, tonight, September 27 - October 6 at Seattle Center's Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Opens [TITLE OF SHOW] Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

4th Wall Theatre, a non union professional theatre in Bloomfield, NJ is presenting [title of show] which had its Broadway premiere in 2004 Lyceum Theatre. The show will be directed by Gregory G. Allen. (more...)

Artists Rep Presents MISTAKES WERE MADE, Now thru 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

Michael Mendelson plays the lead role of Felix Artifex in Artists Rep's production of MISTAKES WERE MADE. Artistic Director Damaso Rodriguez directs Mendelson and guides the show to opening as the production's Associate Director. Preview performances begin tonight, September 24 and the play will open on September 28. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre to Present [TITLE OF SHOW], Begin. 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

4th Wall Theatre, a non union professional theatre in Bloomfield, NJ is presenting [title of show] which had its Broadway premiere in 2004 Lyceum Theatre. The show will be directed by Gregory G. Allen. (more...)

Adobe Theater to Premiere LOST LETTER, 10/25-11/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013

Sometimes the appearance of a simple story contains universal issues such as loss, abandonment, renewal, and hope for the future. Set in Depression era dustbowl Oklahoma, W.G.Allen's play, Lost Letter grapples with all of these with love and humor. (more...)

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