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Upworthy Reveals Audience Behavior, Begins 'Collaborations' With Brands, NGOs
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

NEW YORK, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The average Upworthy post generates 42x as many Facebook interactions as the average post from a top 50 U.S. media site. Promoted brand content on Upworthy.com performs at 73x the average. These and other first-time insights into the highly engaged Upworthy audience will be shared later today at the Ad Age Digital Conference here. The company will also announce its initial revenue approach, and that Unilever will become the first commercial brand to join a new 'Upworthy Collaborations' advertising and sponsorship program. (more...)

Art of Time Ensemble Sets 2014-15 Season: THE POEM/THE SONG, INTERMEZZI & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Toronto's ground-breaking Art of Time Ensemble explores the intersection of high art, performance and popular culture with their 2014/15 concert series showcasing four innovative programmes curated by Artistic Director Andrew Burashko. Music drives the upcoming series, connecting poetry, musical theatre, alt rock/pop, dance and more. (more...)

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Hits Landmark 1,000th Stage Death on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

At a press conference earlier today, the cast of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder announced that the production just reached the landmark 1,000th death of its leading man. Jefferson Mays, playing eight members of the D'Ysquith clan, is knocked off eight times in each performance, or sixty-four times each week. Mr. Mays has reached 1,000 stage deaths faster than any lead actor in Broadway history. At the press conference, Mr. Mays' co-star, Bryce Pinkham, presented Mr. Mays with an honorary 'death certificate' on behalf of the entire cast. (more...)

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Cast Recording Set for 2/25 Digital Release
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

Ghostlight Records has announced the release of the original Broadway cast recording of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, the new musical currently running at the Walter Kerr Theatre. The album - produced by Joel Moss and Kurt Deutsch, with Joey Parnes serving as Executive Producer - will be released by digital outlets on February 25 with the disc available in stores and online April 1. The physical CD features a 40-page booklet with complete lyrics, color photos, a synopsis by librettist Robert L. Freedman and an essay by renowned theater writer and critic David Cote. To pre-order, visit click here. (more...)

FNC Hackathon Spawns New Technology for Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

In FNC's first hackathon, dubbed The Forge, 11 teams of software developers worked around the clock Dec. 19-20, competing to create a product that will most benefit the mortgage technology company. (more...)

Ghostlight to Release A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

A new Sh-K-Boom listing has revealed that the label will release a cast album for the hit Broadway musical, starring Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham. As of now, no official release date has been announced. (more...)

Pro Footbal Hall of Fame Quarterback, Jim Kelly Announces the Partnership of his Company, MyFanClip, with Port Erie Plastics
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Pro Football Hall of Fame Quarterback Jim Kelly is proud to announce the partnership of his company, MyFanClip, with Harborcreek, P.A. based manufacturer, Port Erie Plastics. This partnership will allow MyFanClip the production agility necessary to produce relatively small orders for local high schools, colleges, clubs and organizations. These products are highly unique and can be used as giveaways prizes or sold at fundraisers. (more...)

RSO FEST to Celebrate New Musicals by Ryan Scott Oliver at 54 Below, 10/7-11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2013

Very Intense Productions and Your Theatrics | Jeremy Youett and Jacob Harvey present RSO FEST, a series of concerts showcasing three new musicals by composer Ryan Scott Oliver. RSO FEST will launch at New York's premier Supper Club, 54 Below (254 West 54th Street, NYC), today, October 7 with the 35mm: A Musical Exhibition (produced in association with Tony Award-winning producer John Johnson), followed by Darling (produced in association with Grammy Award-winner Kurt Deutsch and Sh-k-boom) today, November 4, and then Jasper In Deadland (produced in association with Prospect Theater Company) completing the trilogy today November 18. (more...)

JASPER IN DEADLAND Concert to Wrap RSO Fest at 54 Below, 11/18; Wesley Taylor & More to Star
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Very Intense Productions and Your Theatrics (Jeremy Youett and Jacob Harvey) to presentJasper in Deadland on Monday November 18 (9:30pm and 11:30pm) at New York's premiere Supper Club, 54 Below, produced in association with Prospect Theater Company. Jasper in Deadland is the final concert of RSO FEST, a series of concerts showcasing the scores of three new musicals by composer Ryan Scott Oliver. RSO FEST launched October 7th with 35mm: A Musical Exhibition (produced in association with Tony Award winning producer John Johnson), followed by Darling on Monday November 4 (produced in association with Grammy Award winning Sh-k-boom records and Kurt Deutsch). (more...)

RSO FEST to Celebrate New Musicals by Ryan Scott Oliver at 54 Below, 10/7-11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2013

Very Intense Productions and Your Theatrics | Jeremy Youett and Jacob Harvey present RSO FEST, a series of concerts showcasing three new musicals by composer Ryan Scott Oliver. RSO FEST will launch at New York's premier Supper Club, 54 Below (254 West 54th Street, NYC), today, October 7 with the 35mm: A Musical Exhibition (produced in association with Tony Award-winning producer John Johnson), followed by Darling (produced in association with Grammy Award-winner Kurt Deutsch and Sh-k-boom) today, November 4, and then Jasper In Deadland (produced in association with Prospect Theater Company) completing the trilogy today November 18. (more...)

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Announces $35 Under 35 Rush Ticket Policy; Previews Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

Broadway's bloody brilliant new musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, has announced a rush ticket policy. A number of $35 tickets will be made available for each performance for patrons aged thirty-five and younger. These tickets must be purchased day-of, in-person at the box office and are subject to availability. Valid photo I.D. will be required, and patrons are limited to two rush tickets per performance. (more...)

Broadway's A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

Tonight, October 22, Broadway's bloody brilliant new musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, begins performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W. 48th Street). (more...)

Rso Fest Continues With 'Darling: A Theatrical Concert' on Monday, November 4 At 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

Very Intense Productions and Your Theatrics (Jeremy Youett and Jacob Harvey) will present Ryan Scott Oliver's Darling, at 54 Below (254 West 54th Street, New York, NY) on Monday, November 4 at 7:00 and 9:30 p.m. Darling is produced in association with Grammy Award winning Kurt Deutsch and Sh-k-boom, and is part of RSO Fest, a series of concerts showcasing the scores of three new musicals by composer Ryan Scott Oliver. RSO Fest launched at New York's premier Supper Club, 54 Below, on October 7 with 35mm: A Musical Exhibition (in association with Tony Award winning producer John Johnson and will conclude with Jasper in Deadland completing the trilogy on Monday, November 18 (produced in association with Prospect Theater Company). (more...)

Zachary Levi, Lesli Margherita and More to Star in 35MM: A MUSICAL EXHIBITION for RSO FEST at 54 Below Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 07, 2013

Very Intense Productions and Your Theatrics | Jeremy Youett and Jacob Harvey present RSO FEST, a series of concerts showcasing the scores of three new musicals by composer Ryan Scott Oliver. RSO FEST launches at New York's premier Supper Club, 54 Below (254 West 54th Street, NYC), tonight October 7th with 35mm: A Musical Exhibition (produced in association with Tony Award winning producer John Johnson), followed by Darling on Monday November 4 (produced in association with Grammy Award winner Kurt Deutsch and Sh-k-boom) and finallyJasper in Deadland completing the trilogy on Monday November 18 (produced in association with Prospect Theatre Company). (more...)

RSO FEST to Celebrate New Musicals by Ryan Scott Oliver at 54 Below, 10/7-11/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 06, 2013

Very Intense Productions and Your Theatrics | Jeremy Youett and Jacob Harvey present RSO FEST, a series of concerts showcasing three new musicals by composer Ryan Scott Oliver. RSO FEST will launch at New York's premier Supper Club, 54 Below (254 West 54th Street, NYC), today, October 7 with the 35mm: A Musical Exhibition (produced in association with Tony Award-winning producer John Johnson), followed by Darling (produced in association with Grammy Award-winner Kurt Deutsch and Sh-k-boom) today, November 4, and then Jasper In Deadland (produced in association with Prospect Theater Company) completing the trilogy today November 18. (more...)

Zachary Levi, Lesli Margherita and More to Star in 35MM: A MUSICAL EXHIBITION for RSO FEST at 54 Below, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

Very Intense Productions and Your Theatrics | Jeremy Youett and Jacob Harvey will present RSO FEST, a series of concerts showcasing the scores of three new musicals by composer Ryan Scott Oliver. RSO FEST will launch at New York's premier Supper Club, 54 Below (254 West 54th Street, NYC), on October 7th with 35mm: A Musical Exhibition (produced in association with Tony Award winning producer John Johnson), followed by Darling on Monday November 4 (produced in association with Grammy Award winner Kurt Deutsch and Sh-k-boom) and finallyJasper in Deadland completing the trilogy on Monday November 18 (produced in association with Prospect Theatre Company). (more...)

IBM Closes on Acquisition of Trusteer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2013

ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 3,2013 - IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Trusteer, Ltd., a privately held leading provider of software that helps protect organizations against fraud and advanced security threats. On August 15, IBM announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trusteer. Financial terms were not disclosed. (more...)

RSO FEST to Celebrate New Musicals by Ryan Scott Oliver at 54 Below, 10/7-11/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

Very Intense Productions and Your Theatrics | Jeremy Youett and Jacob Harvey present RSO FEST, a series of concerts showcasing three new musicals by composer Ryan Scott Oliver. RSO FEST will launch at New York's premier Supper Club, 54 Below (254 West 54th Street, NYC), on Monday, October 7 with the 35mm: A Musical Exhibition (produced in association with Tony Award-winning producer John Johnson), followed by Darling (produced in association with Grammy Award-winner Kurt Deutsch and Sh-k-boom) on Monday, November 4, and then Jasper In Deadland (produced in association with Prospect Theater Company) completing the trilogy on Monday November 18. (more...)

Tony-Winning VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2013

Christopher Durang's new comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, will end its extended premiere on Broadway at the Golden Theatre today, August 25. (more...)

Julie White Begins Performances Tonight in VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2013

Tony Award-winner Julie White steps into the role of 'Masha' in Christopher Durang's new comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, tonight, Tuesday, July 30. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike began performances on Tuesday, March 5 and opened on Thursday, March 14. (more...)

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