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Photo Flash: Andrew Lippa, Ray Rothrock and More at 2014 TheatreWorks Honors Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

A glittering group representing theatre and technology worlds celebrated a beautiful friendship Saturday night when TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, staged its annual TheatreWorks Honors gala June 21 at the Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club, this year paying tribute to Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning Broadway composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) and Ray Rothrock, Partner Emeritus of pioneering venture capital firm Venrock. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Andrew Lippa, Ray Rothrock & More to be Honored at TheatreWorks Gala, 6/21
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Theatre and technology worlds will come together when TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, once again stages its annual TheatreWorks Honors gala June 21, this year paying tribute to Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning Broadway composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) and Ray Rothrock, Partner Emeritus of pioneering venture capital firm Venrock, both of whom have dedicated their lives to bringing forth vision, innovation, and creativity to arts and business communities in Silicon Valley and around the nation. Master of Ceremonies Tim Molak, Headmaster of Woodside Priory, will preside over the evening while guests enjoy cocktails, an exquisite dinner with wine pairings, live and silent auctions, and a one-night-only musical presentation created expressly for the honorees. TheatreWorks Honors will be held at 6:00pm on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club. A limited number of tables at levels $7,500 and above, and individual tickets at $1,000, are available. For more information, the public may call (650) 463-7135, email Jodye Friedman at jfriedman@theatreworks.org, or visit www.theatreworks.org. (more...)

Chally Releases 2014 Global Leadership Research Report Key Findings
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Chally Group Worldwide has released the summary results and key findings from the Fourth Annual Global Leadership Research Project. Each year this continuing research study surveys approximately 300 CEOs and senior human resources leaders globally. The results from this survey produced the 2014 Best Companies for Leaders published in Chief Executive magazine in January of this year. (more...)

Broadway Composer Andrew Lippa and Venrock's Ray Rothrock to Be Honored at TheatreWorks Gala, 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Theatre and technology worlds come together to commemorate Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning Broadway composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) and Ray Rothrock, Partner Emeritus of pioneering venture capital firm Venrock, in the TheatreWorks Honors gala event Saturday, June 21. (more...)

Studio 180 Theatre Stages Canadian Premiere of COCK, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Studio 180 is proud to present the Canadian premiere of Cock, an award-winning and acclaimed comedy by British playwright Mike Bartlett. Cock not only introduces Toronto audiences to one of the most exciting new voices in English-language theatre, but also to Studio 180's new home base - The Theatre Centre's brand new facility at 1115 Queen Street West, Toronto. (more...)

Studio 180 Theatre to Stage Canadian Premiere of COCK, 4/4-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Studio 180 is proud to present the Canadian premiere of Cock, an award-winning and acclaimed comedy by British playwright Mike Bartlett. Cock not only introduces Toronto audiences to one of the most exciting new voices in English-language theatre, but also to Studio 180's new home base - The Theatre Centre's brand new facility at 1115 Queen Street West, Toronto. (more...)

HOMEFRONT, Starring James Franco, Arrives on Blu-ray/DVD Today
by Movies News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Jason Statham (The Transporter franchise, The Mechanic), James Franco (127 Hours, Oz the Great and Powerful), Winona Ryder (Star Trek, Black Swan) and Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns, Blue Crush) star in Homefront, a gripping story about how far one man will go to protect his family. (more...)

NCAA Tournament Championship Week Tips Off on ESPN Today
by TV News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

ESPN's 2014 Championship Week Presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods will showcase 92 men's college basketball conference tournament games from 23 different conferences across ESPN (more...)

Fox Sports 1 to Air Coverage of Big East & Pac-12 Tournaments Next Week
by TV News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

FOX Sports 1 puts the full-court press on college basketball, presenting live coverage of the BIG EAST and Pac-12 men's basketball tournaments next week. (more...)

NCAA Tournament Championship Week to Tip Off on ESPN, 3/7
by TV News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

ESPN's 2014 Championship Week Presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods will showcase 92 men's college basketball conference tournament games from 23 different conferences across ESPN (more...)

ESPN Films Announces '30 for 30' Documentary REQUIEM FOR THE BIG EAST
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

ESPN Films' 30 for 30 series will continue with 'Requiem For The Big East,' premiering Sunday, March 16, at 9 p.m. ET after Bracketology on ESPN. (more...)

Satya Nadella Named New CEO of Microsoft; Bill Gates Steps Down to Technology Advisor
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

Microsoft Corp. today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Satya Nadella as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors effective immediately. Nadella previously held the position of Executive Vice President of Microsoft's Cloud and Enterprise group. (more...)

HOMEFRONT, Starring James Franco, Arrives on Blu-ray/DVD 3/11
by Movies News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Jason Statham (The Transporter franchise, The Mechanic), James Franco (127 Hours, Oz the Great and Powerful), Winona Ryder (Star Trek, Black Swan) and Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns, Blue Crush) star in Homefront, a gripping story about how far one man will go to protect his family. (more...)

GOD OF CARNAGE Begins Performances 11/23 at Panasonic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013


ESPN to Air Armed Forces Classic with Georgetown & Oregon, 11/8
by TV News Desk - Nov 04, 2013

Georgetown and Oregon will meet in the second installment of the Armed Forces Classic - this year from United States Army Garrison Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, on Friday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. ET, on ESPN. Coverage begins with the SportsCenter Special: Armed Forces Classic pregame show at 7:30 p.m. The game is the centerpiece of ESPN's fifth annual America's Heroes: A Salute to Our Veterans - a five-day initiative that honors veterans and troops in programming across the company's U.S. media platforms from Wednesday, Nov. 6 through Sunday, Nov. 10. The game (more...)

Gus Johnson Among FOX Sports' On-Air Broadcasters for Big East Games
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

With college basketball season right around the corner, FOX Sports unveils the on-air broadcasters calling BIG EAST games on FOX, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2. (more...)

FOX Sports 1 Announces College Basketball Coverage
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

FOX Sports 1 captures the energy and excitement surrounding the start of a new college basketball season and a new college basketball conference with coverage from all 10 BIG EAST campuses during the BIG EAST TIP-OFF PARTY on Friday, Oct. 25, from 9:00-11:00 PM ET. (more...)

Halloween Video 'THIS TIME I'VE GOT IT' With Vegas Magician The Great Tomsoni is Bewitching Audiences On Video Channels
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2013

The magical single and music video featuring The Great Tomsoni with special guests Penn & Teller (both acts recently featured on the new Arsenio Hall Show) and members of the Las Vegas "Jersey Boys' cast, is causing a stir on regional and internet video channels becoming a Halloween favorite in it's second year of airplay. This madcap Halloween video has been gaining traction on VideoDetective.com (powers videos on other sites including: Veoh, Allmusic.com, Starpulse.com with 11 million viewership),Toronto's MuchMusic.com, and New York's Video Hits and H20 Television with over 2 million viewership. (more...)

Shocker! Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer OUT; to Retire in Next 12 Months
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2013

This news is sending shocking waves through the geek world this morning, who thought that Microsoft's Steve Ballmer, who succeeded Bill Gates to steer the tech giant as CEO would be retiring 'within the next 12 months'. A committee has been formed, including Gates to find his replacement. (more...)

Sylvester Stallone's RAMBO Heading to Small Screen!
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2013

Leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) is pleased to announce that it has firmed up a co-development pact with Avi Lerner and Nu Image to develop and produce a television series based on the legendary action movie, RAMBO. (more...)

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