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Toronto Symphony Orchestra to Conclude 2015-16 Season in JuneToronto Symphony Orchestra to Conclude 2015-16 Season in June
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

For the month of June, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) looks forward to a particularly impressive lineup, brimming with terrific events. (more...)

Toronto Symphony's New Creations Festival to Brighten Up the Month of MarchToronto Symphony's New Creations Festival to Brighten Up the Month of March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) brings avant-garde, contemporary music to Toronto this March. Revered Australian composer, conductor, and violist Brett Dean joins festival conductor and host Peter Oundjian to curate the TSO's 12th annual New Creations Festival, taking place March 5-12, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Hysterically Funny CASH ON DELIVERY Rocks the El PortalBWW Review: Hysterically Funny CASH ON DELIVERY Rocks the El Portal
by Don Grigware - Dec 7, 2015

1996's mega hit British farce Cash on Delivery is an exceedingly hilarious romp through an unemployed man's out-of-control experiences with social security fraud. Written by Michael Cooney, son of well-known British actor/playwright Ray Cooney, the play builds an affecting series of misunderstandings, mistaken identities and all-out silliness that prevail when Eric Swan (Jim Mahoney) attempts to fraudulently kill off the people - out of guilt - whose government checks he has been collecting illegally. Now onstage at the El Portal, Ray Cooney has directed evenly and with dynamite pacing, guaranteeing fool-proof laughter with a terrific cast, through December 20 only. (more...)

BWW Interview: Internationally Renown British Actor/ Playwright RAY COONEY Talks About son Michael Cooney's CASH ON DELIVERY at the El PortalBWW Interview: Internationally Renown British Actor/ Playwright RAY COONEY Talks About son Michael Cooney's CASH ON DELIVERY at the El Portal
by Don Grigware - Nov 19, 2015

World renown British actor/playwright Ray Cooney will be performing the zany farce Cash on Delivery, written by his son Michael Cooney, on the mainstage of the El Portal in Noho December 3-20.  Cooney performed Out of Order at the El Portal in 2001, and was a tremendous hit. In our conversation Cooney, who was bestowed the honor of OBE (Order of the British Empire) by the Queen, and wife Linda talk about the play, and among other topics, theatre and its importance in our world right now. Linda is a landscape painter and former actress, and her work will be exhibited in the El Portal lobby during the run of the play and on to January 1, 2016. (more...)

International Cast Announced for Holiday Comedy at Historic El Portal TheatreInternational Cast Announced for Holiday Comedy at Historic El Portal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

El Portal Theatre proudly presents Cash On Delivery directed by Ray Cooney, written by Michael Cooney, December 3 - December 20, 2015, at the historic El Portal Theatre Mainstage in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. 15 performances only! (more...)

Scientific Games to Continue as Long-Time Instant Game Provider to Massachusetts LotteryScientific Games to Continue as Long-Time Instant Game Provider to Massachusetts Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

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Original Casts to Record TRIBES, DIRTY BLONDE, I AM MY OWN WIFE and More for L.A. Theatre Works' 2014-15 SeasonOriginal Casts to Record TRIBES, DIRTY BLONDE, I AM MY OWN WIFE and More for L.A. Theatre Works' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

L.A. Theatre Works celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014-15 with a season of ten radio-theater productions, each recorded by a star-studded cast in front of a live audience for future radio broadcast, distribution on CD, digital download and online streaming. All performances take place at the 300-seat, acoustically vibrant James Bridges Theater located on the campus of UCLA in West Los Angeles. In addition, the company heads out on its 10th annual national tour. (more...)

Original Casts to Record TRIBES, DIRTY BLONDE, I AM MY OWN WIFE and More for L.A. Theatre Works' 2014-15 SeasonOriginal Casts to Record TRIBES, DIRTY BLONDE, I AM MY OWN WIFE and More for L.A. Theatre Works' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

L.A. Theatre Works celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014-15 with a season of ten radio-theater productions, each recorded by a star-studded cast in front of a live audience for future radio broadcast, distribution on CD, digital download and online streaming. All performances take place at the 300-seat, acoustically vibrant James Bridges Theater located on the campus of UCLA in West Los Angeles. In addition, the company heads out on its 10th annual national tour. (more...)

Steinway & Sons Announces Groundbreaking New Concert SeriesSteinway & Sons Announces Groundbreaking New Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Steinway & Sons announces a groundbreaking new concert series that brings the artistry of two groups together: the renowned pianists who perform on Steinway piano (more...)

Photo Flash: Melissa Errico, Matt Polenzani, and More at Sing for Hope's 2013 ART FOR ALL GalaPhoto Flash: Melissa Errico, Matt Polenzani, and More at Sing for Hope's 2013 ART FOR ALL Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

On Monday, October 28, 2013, Sing for Hope celebrated its 7th annual gala in New York City in a multi-level Chelsea loft space punctuated by brilliantly colored Sing for Hope Pianos and vivid art photographs. Nearly 400 guests gathered to support Sing for Hope's arts outreach programs that democratize the arts and ignite the spark of creative innovation in all people. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Paulson & Co. to Acquire Steinway Musical Instruments for $40 Per SharePaulson & Co. to Acquire Steinway Musical Instruments for $40 Per Share
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2013

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 14, 2013 - Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc. ('Steinway' or the 'Company') (NYSE: LVB) and investment firm Paulson & Co. Inc. ('Paulson') today announced that entities affiliated with Paulson and the Company have entered into a definitive merger agreement (the 'Paulson Merger Agreement') for the acquisition of the Company in a transaction valued at approximately $512 million. Upon the completion of the transaction, Steinway will become a privately held company. (more...)

Steinway Reports Second Quarter 2013 ResultsSteinway Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2013

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 6, 2013 - Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc. (NYSE: LVB) today announced its financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: CBS, PBS, HUB Network, Nickelodeon Win Big at 2013 Creative Arts Emmy AwardsPhoto Flash: CBS, PBS, HUB Network, Nickelodeon Win Big at 2013 Creative Arts Emmy Awards
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2013

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced last night, June 14, the winners of the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards in a sold-out, grand gala for over 1,100 attendees at the Westin Bonaventure, in downtown Los Angeles. Scroll down for the full list of winners and photos from the ceremony! (more...)

24 Hour Fitness Opens New Hayward Gym Today24 Hour Fitness Opens New Hayward Gym Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2013

Today, June 1 at 6 a.m., the new 24 Hour Fitness Super-Sport club located at 2480 Whipple Road in Hayward, Calif., opens at 6 a.m. The grand opening follows the company's recent East Bay club openings in Walnut Creek and Fremont. (more...)

24 Hour Fitness Opens New Hayward Gym, 6/124 Hour Fitness Opens New Hayward Gym, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2013

On Saturday, June 1 at 6 a.m., the new 24 Hour Fitness Super-Sport club located at 2480 Whipple Road in Hayward, Calif., opens at 6 a.m. The grand opening follows the company's recent East Bay club openings in Walnut Creek and Fremont. (more...)

GIRLS, BREAKING BAD Take Home DGA AwardsGIRLS, BREAKING BAD Take Home DGA Awards
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2013

The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2012 were announced tonight during the 65th Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles. Lena Dunham won the DGA's Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for Girls. (more...)

Ben Affleck Wins DGA Feature Film Award for ARGOBen Affleck Wins DGA Feature Film Award for ARGO
by Movies News Desk - Feb 3, 2013

The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2012 were announced tonight during the 65th Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles. Ben Affleck won the DGA's Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for Argo. (more...)

HOMELAND Among Director's Guild 2012 TV Nominations; Full List Revealed!HOMELAND Among Director's Guild 2012 TV Nominations; Full List Revealed!
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2013

Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford today announced the DGA's nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Commercials for the year 2012. (more...)

Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore Among DGA's 2012 TV & Commercial NomineesJennifer Aniston, Demi Moore Among DGA's 2012 TV & Commercial Nominees
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2012

Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford today announced the DGA's nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Commercials for the year 2011. (more...)

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