Ho Chi Minh News

Center Stage to Host GLOBAL CITIES as Part of Fourth Space Initiative, 5/31-6/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah announced today the next Fourth Space initiative in Center Stage's 2013-14 Season, Global Cities. Presented as a lobby installation, May 31–June 29, Global Cities brings together videos created by artists in five international cities, asking each artist to comment on the role of art in public discourse. The installation will kick off on Saturday, May 31, with a live streaming discussion with artists and civic leaders from two of the cities, Durban and Reykjavik, and their counterparts here in Baltimore. After the launch, the installation will stay up through the run of Wild with Happy. (more...)

Vidyo Deployed by FPT Telecom for Scalable, High Quality Video Conferencing Solutions in Vietnam
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

“We strive to offer our customers the most advanced, state-of-the-art solutions,” said Pham Duy Phuc, CEO of FPT Telecom International. “Vidyo delivers stunning desktop and mobile video experiences, and impressive scalability and interoperability features that meet the needs of FPT Telecom customers across the country. With Vidyo's solution, FPT Telecom customers can reduce business travel, save on transportation costs and enhance productivity in the workplace. We're excited to offer this innovative video conferencing technology to our customers.” (more...)

Omni Parker House Releases “Heaven, By Hotel Standards”
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

The historic Omni Parker House today released 'Heaven, By Hotel Standards,' a book detailing the rich history of the hotel since Harvey Parker first opened its doors in downtown Boston in 1855. The book was written and compiled by House Historian and acclaimed author Susan Wilson. (more...)

QASymphony and Doran Jones Partner to Resell Best-in-Class Software Testing Tools
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

ATLANTA, GA -  QASymphony (www.qasymphony.com), a developer of QA software testing tools for agile development teams, today announced a strategic partnership whereby Doran Jones, a full-service technology consultancy based in New York, will augment their Software Testing practice consultancy by deploying and reselling cloud-based and on-premise software testing tools developed by QASymphony. (more...)

ESI: Acquisition of the Vietnamese company: CAMMECH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

ESI (Paris:ESI), pioneer and world-leading provider of Virtual Engineering solutions, today announces the acquisition of the Vietnamese company Cam Mechanical Solutions Co., Ltd, (CAMMECH). This facilitates the creation in Asia of a 'near-shore' services division that will be dedicated to execution of high value-added projects. (more...)

Evangelist Nick Vujicic's World Outreach Reaches 400 Million; Web Documentary Series Debuts Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

New episodes will premiere today and every Monday at 1 PM Eastern/10 AM Pacific. After the initial airing, each episode re-runs continuously at the top of every hour. Visitors to the site have the option of subscribing to the series, and a preview is now available on YouTube. (more...)

Vietnam Achieves New Guinness World Records Record for the Largest Speed Dating Event at Paktor Speed Date Night
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

Ho Chi Minh CITY, Vietnam, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Paktor Speed Date Night presented by Paktor and Sagiko was held at Q4 Bar (Ho Chi Minh City) on November 30th, 2013 where 484 young singles set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS world record for the Largest Speed Dating Event. This new world record beat the previous record set in New Zealand in July 2013. (more...)

Abueva, Manalang to Cover--Not to Alternate for--Role of Kim
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 28, 2013

Contrary to an earlier report, young actors Julia Abueva and Tanya Manalang, recently announced to be playing ensemble in the record-breaking West End revival of 'Miss Saigon,' will be covering--not alternating for--the female lead, Kim. (more...)

Centro Broadway México celebra en 2013 con Miss Saigon
by Clemente Sanchez - Nov 24, 2013

'Este año nos enfrentamos juntos a duras batallas y salimos victoriosos, es con este orgullo de la victoria y amor por la vida que les doy nuevamente la bienvenida a Miss Saigon' (Ana María Collado, Directora Gral C Broadway México) (more...)

17-Year-Old Eva Noblezada to Star in MISS SAIGON in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

The Daily Mail writes that Cameron Mackintosh has cast 17-year-old Eva Noblezada -- a Charlotte, NC native -- in the lead role of Kim in the upcoming West End revival of Miss Saigon. Noblezada was discovered by casting director Tara Rubin at the 2013 Jimmy Awards in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: NSMT's MISS SAIGON Closes; Julian Fedorov Debuts
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 18, 2013

North Shore Music Theatre's (NSMT) production of Claude-Michel Schonberg, Richard Maltby Jr., and Alain Boublil's phenomenal popera “Miss Saigon,” which ran for a limited time, starring Jennifer Paz (Kim) and Jason Forbach (Chris), officially closed yesterday. Interestingly, real-life couple Jennifer and Anthony Fedorov's seven-month-old son, Julian, also made his professional stage debut in the show's final performance! (more...)

Richard Diller Releases New Book, FIREFLY, Bringing Air Force Missions to Life
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

Not much is known about the Skyraiders who served in the conflict in Southeast Asia. In this new memoir, a former air force pilot shares his experiences of flying hundreds of night missions over Laos. Laos became involved in the war through internal battles and by providing a vital route structure, known as the Ho Chi Minh Trail, for supplies intended for the North Vietnamese Army in South Vietnam. A-1 Skyraider pilots like the author flew propeller-driven airplanes which could stay over a target or survivor for an extended time, carry a wide variety of ordnance and absorb a lot of hits. The brave pilots faced guns and mountains in northern Laos and ground fire in southern Laos. (more...)

Boublil and Schonberg Write New Song for MISS SAIGON - 'Leave Him?'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

The Asia Pacific Tour of DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? revealed today on its Facebook page that Boublil and Schonberg have penned a new tune for Miss Saigon called 'Leave Him?' DO YOU HEAR will debut the song during its season at the Shanghai Grand Theatre in November 2013, and one wonders if the tune would be used in the upcoming revival in the West End. (more...)

Le Meridien to Debut in Cleveland as Part of Downtown Revitalization
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

"Le Meridien Cleveland will build upon the brand's success with historic, adaptive re-use projects and provide travellers with an enticing new option in the heart of Cleveland's thriving theatre district," said Allison Reid, Senior Vice President of North America Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. "We are thrilled to work with JHB Hotel, LLC to introduce this contemporary lifestyle brand to Cleveland as part of the city's on-going downtown rejuvenation." (more...)

It's a Snap With QASymphony's Free qSnap Tool
by BWW News Desk - Oct 09, 2013

ATLANTA, GA(Marketwired - Oct 9, 2013) - QASymphony (www.qasymphony.com), a leading developer of Quality Management solutions for software developers and QA testers, today announced the launch of qSnap, a free screen capture and documentation tool and the only plug-in of its kind that works across all popular browsers. The tool can be downloaded at http://www.qasymphony.com/qsnap.html. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE: London Revival of MISS SAIGON Will Complete Casting Late December
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 08, 2013

A spokesperson for Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical 'Miss Saigon,' said today, 'The casting is not yet completed for 'Miss Saigon' and will not be until later in the year as the Director, Laurence Connor, is currently directing 'Les Miserables' in Toronto. No decision has yet been taken about who will play Gigi.' (more...)

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Announces Major Expansion; Plans to Add 100 Hotels & Resorts by 2016!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. announced a major expansion and development initiative that will bring the total number of properties in its portfolio to 100 hotels and resorts around the world by 2016. Ranging from Morocco to Japan and Israel to India, this plan will expand the brand to urban capitals and emerging tourist destinations, some of which are a first for the JD Powers luxury hospitality leader. (more...)

MISS SAIGON Revival to Sell 100 Tickets at £20, 9/9
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 08, 2013

The digital interactive media team behind the highly-anticipated revival production of Cameron Mackintosh's 'Miss Saigon,' opening Saturday, May 3, 2014, in London's Prince Edward Theatre (Old Compton St. London W1D 4HS), has just announced that the production will sell 100 tickets at £20 ($31.27) each tomorrow, September 9, at 4:30 p.m. (BST) at the theater's box office. (more...)

29 Finalists Identified In 10 Categories For The Inaugral C40 & Siemens City Climate Leadership Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

Global Prize Competition Highlights Excellence in Urban Sustainability (more...)

Weidman Participates in NYPL's ACROSS A CROWDED ROOM
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 15, 2013

Theatrical notable and multi-Emmy Award-winning writer John Weidman has submitted the newest entry for the unique ongoing interactive songwriting challenge ACROSS A CROWDED ROOM, sponsored by the New York Public Library. (more...)

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