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The Minstrel Players to Host Minstrel Academy Showcase II, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Northport's oldest theatre group, The Minstrel Players Theatre Company of Northport, have had a successful kick-off to their new learning arm --- Minstrel Academy. A June Showcase featured scenes and monologues from the inaugural Adult and Youth Drama classes. (more...)

Breaking News: Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dies at 89
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed that Broadway legend Elaine Stritch died this morning, at home in Birmingham, MI. The star was 89 years old. (more...)

Evolution Sports Partners Launches SA360 To Help Lead And Enhance Student-Athlete Success On And Off The Field
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Damon Evans, Founder and Managing Director of Evolution Sports Partners ("ESP"), and former Athletic Director at University of Georgia, has announced that ESP has developed and released SA360, a breakthrough program to drive student athlete success. SA360 leverages the company's deep roots in student success, NCAA athletics and web and mobile engagement. "Our team delivers highly specialized solutions that help student athletes and athletic departments achieve their greatest potential. The program is built off 20+ years of experience with more than 500 institutions regarding student retention, mental health and academic success," said Damon Evans. Co-founders Peter Kraft and Tracy Howe have also served major colleges and universities through web-based student retention programs and early alert tools, positively impacting more than 3 million students and positively influencing student well-bring and retention rates. (more...)

imitating the dog Presents Ernest Hemingway's A FAREWELL TO ARMS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Imitating the dog, one of the UK's most original and innovative performance theatre companies are set to bring their unique theatrical vision to the stage this autumn when they produce the first UK stage adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's seminal First World War novel A Farewell to Arms. (more...)

Slipstream Theatre Announces Upcoming Season Featuring THE WINTER'S TALE, A DOLL'S HOUSE and More!
by Jillian Gaier - May 30, 2014

Slipstream Theatre Initiative excitedly says "Hello" to the Detroit Area Theatre Scene! Slipstream is a new company founded in Ferndale and focuses on current takes on classical works as well as featuring original works by local playwrights. The mission is simple: use a core ensemble of actors and focus on the intent of the playwright while making viable,contemporary and thought provoking art. The company utilizes some of Detroit's well known talent (as well as several newcomers), a minimalistic technical approach and the area's most unique spaces to cross the divide between old and new. Slipstream will work in conjunction with several companies in the area and is set to perform on most theaters' "dark" nights, offering a weeknight outing for an affordable price while leaving the weekends free for more established companies' seasons. Based in Ferndale but using different venues around the area to suit each show, Slipstream promises to make you rethink what makes something "classical" and what defines "contemporary." (more...)

BWW Interviews: TCM Giant Robert Osborne to Host S.T.A.G.E. Goes to the Movies May 10 at the Saban Theatre
by Don Grigware - Apr 30, 2014


BWW Reviews: Claire Porter's PORTABLES - Dance is a Verb Among Other Things
by Melia Kraus-har - Apr 28, 2014

Claire Porter's Portables acted as "grammarians," joyfully drowning in their words. Sen-tence, created by Porter et al, explored the syntax of language structure at Joe's Pub Friday, April 25th, 2014. In five vignettes, Porter's ensemble dedicated themselves to the most basic and yet often most important words of everyday vocabulary: prepositions, conjunctions, adverbs, and pronouns. As Ms. Porter's librarian character admonished the audience, "What would we be without…without. Or, over, under, next to, behind, during, and between." (more...)

Arcade Fire, Serena Ryder, and Tegan and Sara Are Multiple Winners at THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS on CTV as BTO Reunites for First Time Since 1991
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

- A Tribe Called Red named Breakthrough Group of the Year (Sponsored by FACTOR and Radio Starmaker Fund) - - Arcade Fire's Reflector wins Album of the Year (Sponsored by Music Canada) - -'Closer' by Tegan and Sara wins Single of the Year - - Co-hosts Classified and Serena Ryder perform world premiere mash-up - - Star-studded musical finale pays tribute to Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO); BTO's Canadian Music Hall of Fame lineup reunites on stage for first time since 1991 - (more...)

Jim Henry's BROTHER OF ALL World Premiere Celebrates Opening at Detroit Rep Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The World Premiere of Jim Henry's suspenseful drama BROTHER OF ALL will have a Champagne Celebration tonight, March 27 at the Detroit Repertory Theatre at 8:30 PM. Opening Nights at the Rep are always full of camaraderie and celebration. This one will be no different. Guests are invited to join in a Champagne toast in the elegant lobby gallery of the Theatre after the show with the cast, crew and playwright who is flying in for this special occasion of the premiere of his play. (more...)

Submissions for the 2014 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival Are Open
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

From today until Wednesday, April 16 at midnight, artists from all over the world may submit their productions to venues for the 2014 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival (Thursday, September 18 - Saturday, September 27). Submissions will be accepted ONLY at rochesterfringe.com on a rolling basis - in other words, venues can start negotiating to book shows immediately. (more...)

How Well Do You Know Your Neighbors? Meet the Full Cast of THE REALISTIC JONESES, Beginning Tomorrow!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 12, 2014

Will Eno's new play The Realistic Joneses is set to begin previews tomorrow, March 13, 2014, with an official opening night on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast, plus check out interviews with the company! (more...)

Givex Partners with Indigo and FlipGive to Support Local Fundraising Campaigns
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

TORONTO, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Givex is proud to announce an integration with FlipGive, a marketplace platform that connects people to brands through fundraising. As the provider of Indigo's gift cards, Givex is able to partner with FlipGive and Indigo in helping reach their goals in securing funds for local groups with a community or charitable cause. (more...)

Jim Henry's BROTHER OF ALL World Premiere to Celebrate Opening at Detroit Rep, 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

The World Premiere of Jim Henry's suspenseful drama BROTHER OF ALL will have a Champagne Celebration on Thursday, March 27 at the Detroit Repertory Theatre at 8:30 PM. Opening Nights at the Rep are always full of camaraderie and celebration. This one will be no different. Guests are invited to join in a Champagne toast in the elegant lobby gallery of the Theatre after the show with the cast, crew and playwright who is flying in for this special occasion of the premiere of his play. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BroadHollow's HELLO, DOLLY!
by Melissa Giordano - Feb 19, 2014

Hello Dolly!, the multi Tony award winning musical, is probably one every theatre fan should see. Fortunately, the classic theatre staple is the latest offering from the BroadHollow Theatre Company playing their BayWay Theatre until March 2nd continuing to their Elmont location beginning March 8th. (more...)

Carrie White, Author of “Upper Cut,” Set To Receive Writers In Treatment Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 08, 2014

Writers In Treatment will honor Carrie White, Hollywood hairdresser to the stars and the author of "Upper Cut,' with the 'Experience, Strength and Hope' Award on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the Skirball Cultural Center. Ed Begley Jr. will host the event and actress Joanna Cassidy ("Body of Proof," "Six Feet Under") will present the award to Carrie White. The evening will also feature a hilarious performance by stand-up comedian Alonzo Bodden (winner of "Last Comic Standing," frequent guest on NPR's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me") as well as a special guest appearance by actress and recovery advocate Mackenzie Phillips. (more...)

2013 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards Winners Announced - StarStruck Theatre Wins Big!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 24, 2014

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 50 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2013 Orlando winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards LAST CHANCE TO VOTE - Johnston, Philibin Tied!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Voting is now underway for Orlando! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Orlando Holiday Madness Awards Update 12/20 - Alicia Tomasko Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Voting is now underway for Orlando! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards Update 12/13 - Josh Rhett Noble Huge Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2013

Voting is now underway for Orlando! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Data Science Meets Energy Efficiency: Optimum Energy and 'The Data Guild Announce Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Optimum Energy and The Data Guild announced they are collaborating on developing machine learning-based energy efficiency solutions for enterprise facilities. The joint effort focuses on enhancing Optimum's energy optimization software, enabling greater energy savings for customers. (more...)

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