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Chicago Children's Theatre WONDERLAND, ALICE'S ROCK & ROLL ADVENTURE Sets Cast, Creative TeamChicago Children's Theatre WONDERLAND, ALICE'S ROCK & ROLL ADVENTURE Sets Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Wonderland, Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure, a new family musical created by top Chicago director Rachel Rockwell and music director Michael Mahler, is Chicago Children's Theatre's big 10th anniversary season finale. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Odyssey Theatre's ANNA CHRISTIEPhoto Flash: First Look- Odyssey Theatre's ANNA CHRISTIE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

Real-life father and daughter Jeff Perry (Scandal) and Zoe Perry (upcoming feature film Cotton) star with Kevin McKidd (Grey's Anatomy) and Mary Mara (Nash Bridges) when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents Anna Christie, opening Jan. 24 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. Former Long Wharf associate artistic director Kim Rubinstein directs Eugene O'Neill's 1922 Pulitzer Prize winner. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sat at the Fountain Presents LA Premiere of REBORNING, Opening TodayPhoto Flash: Sat at the Fountain Presents LA Premiere of REBORNING, Opening Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

Launching the Fountain Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season, Simon Levy directs Kristin Carey, Ryan Doucette, Joanna Strapp - and some very unusual, one-of-a-kind dolls - in the Los Angeles premiere of Reborning by Zayd Dohrn. How far would you go to create a family? A darkly funny psychological thriller that takes an unsettling look at work, motherhood and the power of healing, Reborning opens at the Fountain Theatre on Jan. 24. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Dallas Opera Guild Announces Semifinalists for Vocal Competition, 4/18Dallas Opera Guild Announces Semifinalists for Vocal Competition, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

DALLAS, JANUARY 22, 2014 –The Dallas Opera and The Dallas Opera Guild are proud to announce historic levels of participation in the first phase of the newly expanded Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition, scheduled to take place on the weekend of April 18-19, 2015 in the acoustically acclaimed setting of the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 21st, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 21st, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 22, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Paramount's 'Tommy,' Drury Lane's 'West Side' and the Marriott's 'La Cage.' Plus 'Stomp' puts its foot down, 'Gent's Guide' books the fall, new shows in development and rewrite, plus 'Louis And Keely' at the Royal George, 'Titanic' at Northwestern and 'Grease' on FOX! (more...)

Cast Set for Triumvirate Artists' DELIRIUM'S DAUGHTERS, Opening Off-Broadway Next MonthCast Set for Triumvirate Artists' DELIRIUM'S DAUGHTERS, Opening Off-Broadway Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Triumvirate Artists is pleased to announce the World Premiere of Delirium's Daughters, a new and refreshing take on Commedia Dell'Arte by Nicholas Korn (Stage First Cincinnati), directed by Kathleen Butler (Originated roles in Edward Albee's Three Tall Women, Occupant and Marriage Play). Delirium's Daughters will play a three week limited engagement at The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, Manhattan). Performances begin Thursday, February 26th and continue through Saturday, March 14th. Opening Night is Saturday, February 28th at 8 p.m. (more...)

Nate Ryan Joins NBC Sports as On-Air ReporterNate Ryan Joins NBC Sports as On-Air Reporter
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

NBC Sports Group has expanded its relationship with former USA TODAY Sports auto racing writer Nate Ryan. Ryan's new, full-time position covers broadcasting and editorial work, as he will serve as an on-air reporter during NASCAR coverage (more...)

Emmy Rossum to Host 2015 Costume Designers Guild AwardsEmmy Rossum to Host 2015 Costume Designers Guild Awards
by Movies News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

The star-studded 17th Costume Designers Guild Awards with Presenting Sponsor LACOSTE will take place on February 17, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Actress Emmy Rossum will host the Awards Gala. (more...)

EarShot & BPO Select Composers for Buffalo Philharmonic New Music Readings, 2/10-11EarShot & BPO Select Composers for Buffalo Philharmonic New Music Readings, 2/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

From February 10-12, 2015, EarShot (the National Orchestral Composition Discovery Network) and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO), JoAnn Falletta, Music Director, will present the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra New Music Readings at Kleinhans Music Hall (3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo). On Wednesday, February 11 at 7pm at Kleinhans Hall, the public will have the opportunity for a behind-the-scenes look at the process of bringing brand new orchestral works to life, as music by the four selected composers is read by the BPO under the baton of associate conductor, Stefan Sanders. The composers – Cody Forrest, Jay Hurst, Yuan-Chen Li, and Scott Ordway – were selected through a national call for scores, and during the Readings will receive feedback from BPO Musicians, Sanders, and mentor composers Robert Beaser of The Juilliard School and artistic director laureate of American Composers Orchestra, Rob Deemer from SUNY Fredonia, and Pulitzer Prize winner Melinda Wagner. Afterwards, the audience is invited to be a part of a discussion Q&A with the young composers, the conductor, and mentor composers. (more...)

Stefanie Black & Tom DeTrinis to Pay Tribute to Bette Midler in A DAY AT THE BEACHES, 1/18Stefanie Black & Tom DeTrinis to Pay Tribute to Bette Midler in A DAY AT THE BEACHES, 1/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Apropos of nothing other than their love of The Divine Miss M, Stefanie Black and Tom DeTrinis star in the world premier of 'A Day at The Beaches' this Sunday, January 18th at 8pm at 3 Clubs in Hollywood. (more...)

Gregory Wooddell, Lucas Hall & More Star in Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY, Premiering Tonight at Arena StageGregory Wooddell, Lucas Hall & More Star in Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY, Premiering Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

The play's afoot! Sherlock Holmes battles one of his greatest mysteries to date at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, a world-premiere adaptation from Tony Award-winning playwright Ludwig (Broadway's Lend Me a Tenor). Adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved The Hound of the Baskervilles, this fast-paced comedic tale of murder, intrigue and a wild hound is directed by Amanda Dehnert (Arena Stage's The Fantasticks) as part of Arena Stage's 65th anniversary season. A co-production with McCarter Theatre Center, Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery runs tonight, January 16, through February 22, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

IBM Watson Group Awards University of Texas at Austin Top Spot in Intercollegiate CompetitionIBM Watson Group Awards University of Texas at Austin Top Spot in Intercollegiate Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

NEW YORKand AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 15,2015 /PRNewswire/ IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced the first winner of its Watson University Competition, part of the company's partnership with top universities through its cognitive computing academic initiative. The winning team of student entrepreneurs from the University of Texas at Austin will receive $100,000 in total in seed funding to help launch a business based on their Watson app, which offers the promise of improved citizen services. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company to Premiere PYRAMUS AND THISBE, 10/20Canadian Opera Company to Premiere PYRAMUS AND THISBE, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Toronto – Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, announced today that the COC will be presenting the world premiere of Pyramus and Thisbe by Canadian composer Barbara Monk Feldman. Based on the story from Ovid's Metamorphoses, the opera Pyramus and Thisbe was written by Monk Feldman in 2010 and will be presented as part of the COC's 2015/2016 season. (more...)

Jessye Norman to Perform at Carnegie Hall with Pianist Mark Markham on Valentine's DayJessye Norman to Perform at Carnegie Hall with Pianist Mark Markham on Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Grammy-Award winning soprano Jessye Normanreturns to Carnegie Hall on Saturday, February 14 at 8:00 p.m. with pianist Mark Markham for a special Valentine's Day program entitled Hooray for Love! The concert features classics from musical theater and the Great American Songbook including selections by Harold Arlen, Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hart, and Duke Ellington, plus songs by Satie, Weill, Poulenc, Bizet, and others. This performance marks Miss Norman's first solo recital in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage since May 2008. (more...)

Celebrity Chef Aarti Sequeira Bringing Her Special Blend Of Spice To OWNZONES With Exclusive ContentCelebrity Chef Aarti Sequeira Bringing Her Special Blend Of Spice To OWNZONES With Exclusive Content
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ OWNZONES is continuing to expand their library of original, exclusive content and roster of partners, signing celebrity chef Aarti Sequeira to a deal that includes 10 episodes highlighting her signature cooking style, '10 Minute Meals with Aarti Sequeira,' exclusively created and distributed by OWNZONES Media Network. (more...)

'FABULATION' to Open Wirtz Center's Winter 2015 Theatre Season, 1/30-2/8'FABULATION' to Open Wirtz Center's Winter 2015 Theatre Season, 1/30-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

"Fabulation, or the re-education of Undine," Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage's dark comedy, will open the winter season at Northwestern University's Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Kyle Hatley to Star in AN ILIAD, Running 1/23-2/15 at KC RepKyle Hatley to Star in AN ILIAD, Running 1/23-2/15 at KC Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 50th anniversary celebration with An Iliad, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Producing Director Jerry Genochio and starring the return of former Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Resident Director Kyle Hatley. (more...)

Step Up Productions' HANDICAP THIS! Set for 1/21 at Stage 773Step Up Productions' HANDICAP THIS! Set for 1/21 at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Step Up Productions continues its 2014-15 season with a special one-week engagement of the touching and humorous two-man show HANDICAP THIS! - part comedy, part storytelling and part insight on living with disabilities. (more...)

Philippe Treuille's REQUIEM to Premiere 1/30 at Church of the IncarnationPhilippe Treuille's REQUIEM to Premiere 1/30 at Church of the Incarnation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Philippe Treuille's Requiem will receive its world premiere on Friday, January 30th, 2015, at 8:00 PM, at the Church of the Incarnation, in New York City. The 9-movement work is the first large-scale work by the NYC-based, Juilliard-trained composer, and will feature 50 performers from the Symphony Chorus, conducted by maestro Henric Idestrom. The hour-long Requiem blends traditional and modern compositional techniques, with a choir of 28 including 4 soloists and a 22-piece orchestra. The text is drawn entirely from the original Latin Mass for the dead. (more...)

Meridian Knowledge Solutions Welcomes Jeff Kristick as President Meridian Knowledge Solutions Welcomes Jeff Kristick as President
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

HERNDON, VA(Marketwired - Jan 5, 2015) -  Meridian Knowledge Solutions, a leading learning and performance technology provider, today announced that Jeff Kristick, a proven business leader in human capital management (HCM), has been appointed as President of the company. Kristick will lead a growth plan focused on evolving and accelerating Meridian's learning solutions to meet the needs of its large and diverse customer base that demands flexibility and choice to drive strategic decision-making. (more...)

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