Paradigm-Shifting Impact of Connectivity and Convergence to Take Centre Stage at Frost & Sullivan's GIL 2014: Monaco
by BWW News Desk - Oct 01, 2014

LONDON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Unprecedented levels of connectivity and convergence are changing the way business is conducted across industries. In fact, the cross-pollination of technologies, ideas and processes is rapidly giving shape and definition to the once illusionary trillion-dollar market. (more...)

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts to Open 2014-15 Rodney Strong Vineyard Dance Series, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts kicks-off the 2014-15 Rodney Strong Vineyards Dance Series with the celebrated Alonzo King LINES Ballet on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. in the Ruth Finley Person Theater (50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa). Alonzo King LINES Ballet of San Francisco, is an internationally renowned contemporary ballet company that has been guided since 1982 by its uniquely global artistic vision. Collaborating with noted composers, musicians, and visual artists, innovative choreographer and artistic director Alonzo King creates works that draw on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions and imbue classical ballet with new expressive potential. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ALL BALANCHINE, Honoring an Internationalist Genius
by Wesley Doucette - Sep 30, 2014

With influences of Italian divertissements to the Russian avant-garde, the New York City Ballet's All Balanchine program presents the pancultural genius of their founding artist. (more...)

Anna Netrebko Expands Horizons in 2014-15 with MACBETH at the Met, Role Debuts in Munich & Zurich
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Already the undisputed 'reigning new diva of the 21st century' (Associated Press), Anna Netrebko scored a fresh triumph this past month, winning ECHO Klassik's 'Female Singer of the Year' award for a record-breaking third time. Never content to rest on her laurels, however, the ever-evolving Russian-born soprano continues expanding her horizons in 2014-15. She makes two American role debuts at the Metropolitan Opera, as Verdi's Lady Macbeth in an all-star Macbeth that will be beamed live around the world to launch the company's Live in HD season, and headlining a new staging of Tchaikovsky's Iolanta that will be broadcast Live in HD on Valentine's Day. In Europe, she makes house role debuts in the title roles of a new Manon Lescaut at the Bavarian State Opera and Anna Bolena at the Zurich Opera, besides reprising her portrayal of Anna Bolena at the Vienna State Opera and completing her season's quartet of leading roles as Mimì in La bohème at Covent Garden, where her final performance will again be broadcast live to cinemas worldwide. In concert this season, Netrebko remains the soprano of choice for gala appearances, in the Richard Tucker Gala at New York's Lincoln Center and in Munich and Salzburg, as well as singing a recital in Colorado, 'Verdi and Verismo' arias in Barcelona, selections from Macbeth in Rome, Strauss's Four Last Songs in Paris, and revisiting her acclaimed Iolanta on a European concert tour that culminates at London's Royal Albert Hall. (more...)

Scott Johnson to Premiere MIND OUT OF MATTER with Alarm Will Sound, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The much-anticipated world premiere of Scott Johnson's 'Mind Out of Matter'--the composer's largest work to-date--will be performed by Alarm Will Sound at the Alexander Kasser Theater in Montclair, NJ, October 4 and 5. Alan Pierson is conducting. The work is a Peak Performances commission. (more...)

CNBC to Premiere New Series THE FILTHY RICH GUIDE, 10/8
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The series premiere of CNBC's “THE FILTHY RICH GUIDE” will air on Wednesday, October 8 at 10PM ET/PT. The season consists of 5 thirty-minute episodes that will roll out over 4 weeks. (more...)

Celebrity Series of Boston Presents Regina Carter's SOUTHERN COMFORT, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Celebrity Series of Boston will present Regina Carter's Southern Comfort on Friday, October 17, 2014, at 8:00pm at Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, Harvard University, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge. This performance is sponsored by Donna and Mike Egan. Additional support is provided by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England start art agencies. (more...)

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Coming to Vancouver in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Show One Productions presents world-infamous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo in a One-Night Only engagement, January 24, 2015 at 8pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The sensational evening marks the New York-based company's first Vancouver appearance since 1985, and will see the all male-troupe apply breathtaking technical prowess to ridiculously re-interpreted classical ballets, including Swan Lake and Paquita. EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE NOW, THROUGH SEPT. 30, at (more...)

Roulette to Present INTERPRETATIONS, Featuring John King's FREE PALESTINE and More, 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Roulette presents Interpretations featuring selections from John King's Free Palestine, with A Secret Quartet (Cornelius Dufallo, Jennifer Choi, violins; Lev Zhurbin, viola; Yves Dharamraj, cello). Using materials derived from the Arabic systems of pitch and rhythm, maqam'at and iqa'at, each particular composition uses indeterminacy and improvisation to organize sound and time, thereby providing energetic and visceral motifs encompassing the full range of expression possible from a string quartet. (more...)

Advanced Analytics on the Web: Frontline Systems' New Risk Solver App Makes Monte Carlo Simulation Easy in Office 365 Excel Online
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Risk analysis using Monte Carlo simulation is a popular form of advanced analytics for decision-making – often based on business and financial models in Microsoft Excel. Specialized Excel add-ins perform the compute-intensive simulation and statistical analysis. Doing this with web-based spreadsheets like Excel Online hasn't been possible – until today. (more...)

LUCKY STIFF Adaptation to Have West Coast Premiere at Hollywood Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The West Coast premiere of the film adaptation LUCKY STIFF will take place at the Hollywood Film Festival on October 17 at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome. The film, based on an off-Broadway show from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty ('Ragtime'), stars Jason Alexander ('Seinfeld'), British stage actor Dominic Marsh, Tony winner Nikki M. James ('Book of Mormon,' 'Les Miserables'), Pamela Shaw (recreating the character she portrayed on the stage) and the late Dennis Farina ('Get Shorty', 'Saving Private Ryan'). (more...)

Advanced Analytics on the Web: Frontline Systems' New XLMiner App Makes Data Visualization Easy in Office 365 Excel Online
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Data visualization software that goes “beyond the spreadsheet” and works through a web browser has become very popular. But Frontline Systems' new, free XLMiner Data Visualization App gives users of Office 365 Excel Online an easy way to visualize their data inside their spreadsheet – and in their web browser, as well as their desktop or laptop. (more...)

A&P Worldwide Solutions Ltd Licenses CATEX Pivot Point Reinsurance Platform
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

LONDON and PRINCETON, NJ - A&P Worldwide Solutions and CATEX announced today that A&P, a newly formed London reinsurance intermediary, has licensed the CATEX Pivot Point Reinsurance Transaction System. The parties indicated that system implementation and training will begin immediately and A&P expects to be placing business on the system by October, 2014. (more...)

Advanced Analytics on the Web: Frontline Systems Solver Apps Make Optimization Easy to Use in Office 365 Excel Online
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

As spreadsheet users move between desktop Excel and web-based Excel Online, analytics software developer Frontline Systems has more than kept pace. Frontline, original developer of the Solver add-in that ships with desktop Excel, was one of the earliest vendors to release an advanced analytics “app” for Excel Online, the free Solver App, in July 2013. Now Frontline also offers the new subscription-based Premium Solver App, which enables users to solve large-scale mathematical optimization problems solving for thousands or even millions of decisions through a web browser, just as easily as they do in desktop Excel with Frontline's Premium Solver Platform. (more...)

London Broker RFIB Implements CATEX Pivot Point Delegated Authority System
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM and PRINCETON, NJ - RFIB, an independent international insurance and reinsurance broker with its headquarters in London, announced today that it had completed data migration of legacy bordereau data relating to its North American Binders business to the CATEX Pivot Point Bordereau System. (more...)

Jacques Lacombe to Conduct NJSO in CARMINA BURANA and More, 10/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Music Director Jacques Lacombe and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra open the NJSO's 2014-15 concert season October 10-12 with Orff's Carmina Burana in Newark, New Brunswick and Morristown. The concert opens with New Jersey composer George Antheil's McKonkey's Ferry as part of both the NJSO's New Jersey Roots Project and NJ350--a celebration of the Garden State's 350th anniversary in 2014. Debussy's Nocturnes rounds out the opening program. (more...)

Catherine Tate, Mike McShane, Carly Bawden and More to Star in ASSASSINS at Menier Chocolate Factory, November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Carly Bawden, Simon Lipkin, Mike McShane, Andy Nyman, David Roberts and Catherine Tate have been cast in Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's ASSASSINS, directed by Jamie Lloyd, at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 21st November 2014 - 7th March 2015. Press Night is Monday 1st December, 8pm. Public booking opens today. (more...)

Holborn Implements CATEX Pivot Point Reinsurance Platform
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

NEW YORK, NY and PRINCETON, NJ(Marketwired - Sep 8, 2014) -  CATEX, the leading international reinsurance platform developer and operator, today announced that Holborn Corporation, the largest U.S.-based independent reinsurance broker, has completed phase one implementation of the CATEX Pivot Point Reinsurance Transaction System, an end-to-end web-based platform. (more...)

PLAYSTUDIOS Partners with Station Casinos to Provide Las Vegas Local Rewards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

“Offering real world rewards to our loyal players is one of the biggest things that sets us apart from all the other casual games out there. That's why we continue to focus on broadening, as well as deepening, the collection of rewards we offer through the myVEGAS Rewards program. And while we have made a number of recent announcements about extending these real world benefits beyond the Las Vegas market, our exciting new partnership with Station Casinos reaffirms our commitment to a vital segment of our player community – the Las Vegas local,” said Andrew Pascal, CEO of PLAYSTUDIOS. (more...)

The Houston Grand Opera Announces 60th Anniversary Season, Featuring World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Iain Bell and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's 2014–15 season, the company's 60th anniversary season, includes the world premiere of A Christmas Carol by Iain Bell—the company's 55th new commission —from award-winning Dickens authority Simon Callow; the continuation of HGO's first Ring cycle, with the American premiere of La Fura dels Baus's groundbreaking take on Die Walküre; the American premieres of Sir Nicholas Hytner's The Magic Flute and Lee Blakeley's Sweeney Todd; a 60th Anniversary Gala Concert featuring mezzo-soprano (and HGO Studio alumna) Joyce DiDonato; and a host of career-shaping role debuts that speak to Patrick Summers's gift for casting. Together with the company's first presentation of John Cox'sOtello, and the returns of Göran Järvefelt's beloved Così fan tutte and Michael Grandage's hit staging of Madame Butterfly, these rich offerings serve once again to illustrate some of the ways that HGO—still the only opera company with two Grammys, two Emmys, and a Tony—epitomizes “one model of what a forward-looking opera company could be” (Greg Sandow, Arts Journal). (more...)

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