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Up on the Marquee: THE COUNTRY HOUSE
by Walter McBride - Aug 15, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of THE COUNTRY HOUSE, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, will begin previews Tuesday, September 9 and open Thursday, October 2 at MTC's Samuel J. FriedmanTheatre (261 West 47th Street). THE COUNTRY HOUSE is produced in association with the Geffen Playhouse. Check out the marquee below! (more...)

CHICAGO to Become Second-Longest Running Show in Broadway History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

This November, the Tony Award-winning, worldwide musical smash CHICAGO will celebrate a monumental milestone when it becomes the second-longest running show in Broadway history. (more...)

MTC's THE COUNTRY HOUSE with Blythe Danner Begins Rehearsals Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of THE COUNTRY HOUSE, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, begins rehearsals today. The limited engagement will begin previews Tuesday, September 9 and open Thursday, October 2 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). THE COUNTRY HOUSE is produced in association with the Geffen Playhouse. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sullivan's KING LEAR Lacks Serpent's Tooth Sharpness
by Michael Dale - Aug 06, 2014

Delacorte production more ritual than theatrical. (more...)

Review Roundup: The Public's KING LEAR Opens at the Delacorte
by Review Roundups - Aug 05, 2014

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Tony Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald Returns to Broadway's CHICAGO in a New Role Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Two-time Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald rejoins the Broadway cast of Chicago as Billy Flynn -- his second starring role in the acclaimed production-- beginning tonight, August 5. (more...)

KING LEAR, Starring John Lithgow and Annette Bening, Opens Tonight at the Delacorte
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

The Public Theater presents King Lear, the second show of The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte. Featuring John Lithgow as Lear, this enduring tragedy will run through Sunday, August 17, with an official press opening tonight, August 5. (more...)

Two-Time Tony Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald to Return to Broadway's CHICAGO in New Role Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Two-time Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald rejoins the Broadway cast of CHICAGO as Billy Flynn -- his second starring role in the acclaimed production-- beginning Tuesday, August 5. (more...)

Broadway In New Orleans to Open Season with CHICAGO; Tickets On Sale 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Producers Barry and Fran Weissler announced that the suave, debonair, award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film - John O'Hurley - will return to the road to reprise the role of Billy Flynn in select cities. (more...)

Anjelica Huston, Mia Farrow, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda & More Will Rotate Through All-Star Broadway Revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS at the Nederlander
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances, LOVE LETTERS, will have its first Broadway revival, beginning performances Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 8pm, at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street). (more...)

Agilent Technologies to Host Seminars at International Dioxin Symposium in Madrid
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The announcement comes just as EC regulations have changed to include provisions for validating triple quadrupole GC/MS technology as a confirmatory method for identifying dioxins, furans (PCDD/Fs) and dioxin-like PCBs (DL-PCBs) in food and animal feed (EC No. 589/2014 and 709/2014, respectively). (more...)

THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, Starring Jan Maxwell, Ends its Twice Extended Run Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

After two extensions, the Lincoln Center Theater's critically-acclaimed production of The City of Conversation ends its Off-Broadway run today. The City of Conversation was written by Anthony Giardina and directed by Doug Hughes. It originally opened on May 5. (more...)

Daniel Sunjata, Eric Lange & More Join Blythe Danner in Broadway-Bound THE COUNTRY HOUSE; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) just announced complete Broadway casting for the world premiere co-production of THE COUNTRY HOUSE, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

Fitness Guru John Lee Endorses Spree SmartCap
by BWW News Desk - Jul 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. (more...)

KING LEAR, Starring John Lithgow, Begins Tonight at Shakespeare in the Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Public Theater presents King Lear, the second show of The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte. Featuring John Lithgow as Lear, this enduring tragedy will begin performances tonight, July 22 and run through Sunday, August 17, with an official press opening on Tuesday, August 5. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Facing Moral Dilemmas in a Crumbling Garage - NORTH OF THE BOULEVARD at CATF
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 21, 2014

Trip needs to get himself and his family 'up north of the Boulevard' to a more civilized neighborhood. Then an unexpected circumstance dumps an opportunity in Trip's lap. The only problem is that, to take it, Trip would need to leave his integrity behind and possibly risk going to jail. Is getting north of the Boulevard worth it for Trip and his buddies? Does Trip even have a meaningful choice? (more...)

Legendary Blues Musician Johnny Winter Dies at Age 70
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Legendary blues musician Johnny Winter, has died at the age of 70 (more...)

In Performance Video: CITY OF CONVERSATION's Jan Maxwell
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 08, 2014

This week's New York Times In Performance video features Tony Award-nominated actress Jan Maxwell in a scene from Anthony Giardina's play "The City of Conversation," (more...)

CHICAGO National Tour to Return to Nashville, 10/21-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

CHICAGO, which opened to rave reviews on November 14, 1996, has the distinction of being the longest-running American musical in Broadway history and shows no sign of ever slowing down. CHICAGO will play Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall for a limited, one-week engagement from October 21-26. (more...)

Hollywood Networking Breakfast to Talk New Media With 'HACKING HOLLYWOOD' Panel, 7/31
by Movies News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Sandra Lord, founder of The Hollywood Networking Breakfast (HNB), has announced an amazing and insightful panel of top new media power players. The event takes place on Thursday, July 31, 2014. (more...)

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