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BWW Recap: A Very Special BACHELOR/Jimmy Kimmel Crossover EpisodeBWW Recap: A Very Special BACHELOR/Jimmy Kimmel Crossover Episode
by Patti Murin - Jan 20, 2015

Good evening Broadway Bachelor fans! Tonight there is a special guest on the show, none other than the brilliant and hilarious Jimmy Kimmel. So in lieu of a recap, I will just be posting the transcript of the show, since he basically made all the jokes you could ever make, and did it way better than I ever could. See ya next week! (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...)

Holiday Drive at Syracuse Stage Raises Over $29,000 for BC/EFAHoliday Drive at Syracuse Stage Raises Over $29,000 for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

This past holiday season, Syracuse Stage patrons donated over $29,000 for organizations providing support for people living with HIV or AIDS. This marks a record-breaking figure for the annual campaign in Syracuse, an effort coordinated by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at theatres across the nation. In 21 years of the campaign at Syracuse Stage, audience members have donated over $337,000 for this cause. (more...)

What Happens in Vegas... Meet the Full Cast of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, Opening Tonight on Broadway!What Happens in Vegas... Meet the Full Cast of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Jan 15, 2015

Honeymoon in Vegas, the eagerly anticipated new musical comedy with book by Blazing Saddles and Fletch writer Andrew Bergman and score by three-time Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown, opens tonight, January 15, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the stars! (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group to Welcome Mount Holyoke Jazz Ensemble for 10th Annual THE BIG BROADCAST, 3/13Berkshire Theatre Group to Welcome Mount Holyoke Jazz Ensemble for 10th Annual THE BIG BROADCAST, 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group welcomes the Mount Holyoke Jazz Ensembles 10th annual The Big Broadcast! hosted by WWLP-TV personality Brian Lapis on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 7pm at The Colonial Theatre. (more...)

Felix Cavaliere's Rascals to Play Poway, 1/24Felix Cavaliere's Rascals to Play Poway, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Just the word 'Groovin' gives it away. Felix Cavaliere's Rascals are coming to San Diego on Saturday, January 24, 2015. (In fact, tickets would make great stocking stuffers or Hanukkah surprises.) The band, led by keyboardist and an original lead singer of The Rascals Felix Cavaliere, performs at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. (more...)

Nina Laden and I See Me! Launch New Personalized Children's Book For Valentine's DayNina Laden and I See Me! Launch New Personalized Children's Book For Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

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ITN Networks Names Stephen Poulin EVP of Platform DevelopmentITN Networks Names Stephen Poulin EVP of Platform Development
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Poulin will oversee the development of a version of Ad-Vantage, ITN's proprietary programmatic trading platform, that will be licensed to third-party users, such as media buyers and broadcaster trading desks. Currently available only to ITN employees, the external version of Ad-Vantage will enable these new users to seamlessly and automatically execute buy orders for local ad inventory in markets across the United States. The company expects to roll the platform out in 2015. (more...)

Syracuse Stage to Host Holiday Drives During HAIRSPRAYSyracuse Stage to Host Holiday Drives During HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

During the run of Hairspray, Syracuse Stage is asking patrons to please consider bringing non-perishable food items and winter coats/gloves/hats for local families in need. (more...)

Author Makes Cameo Appearance in WILD Movie Starring Reese WitherspoonAuthor Makes Cameo Appearance in WILD Movie Starring Reese Witherspoon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Cheryl Strayed makes an appearance in the movie WILD based on her bestselling book, and starring Reese Witherspoon. (more...)

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. Announces David D'Alessandro Named Interim CEOSeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. Announces David D'Alessandro Named Interim CEO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), a leading theme park and entertainment company, today announced that, effective January 15, 2015, Chairman David F. D'Alessandro will serve as the Company's interim CEO until the Board of Directors (the 'Board') selects a permanent successor to current CEO and President, Jim Atchison, who will become Vice Chairman of the Board. Mr. D'Alessandro, who has been Chairman of the Company's Board since 2010, will continue in that position. He served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of John Hancock Financial Services from 2000 to 2004, having served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the same entity from 1996 to 2000. (more...)

251 Nominees to Good Works Teams Announced251 Nominees to Good Works Teams Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Allstate Insurance Company today announced the 251 nominees for the 2015 Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams . This prestigious community service award recognizes a distinguished group of student-athletes who have demonstrated a commitment to enriching the lives of others and contributing to the greater good in their communities. (more...)

Meredith Vieira, Andy Cohen, Carla Hall & More to Read 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS at Radio City's 'CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR'Meredith Vieira, Andy Cohen, Carla Hall & More to Read 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS at Radio City's 'CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, presented by Chase, is excited to announce a star-studded lineup of some of the Christmas Spectacular's biggest fans with pre-show entertainment festivities on the Great Stage for select performances. Audiences will have the chance to experience this one-of-a-kind opportunity prior to select shows as Radio City creates even more magic this holiday season with some of its closest friends. For more information, visit www.radiocitychristmas.com/preshow to purchase tickets. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY Begins Thanksgiving Weekend at Syracuse StageHAIRSPRAY Begins Thanksgiving Weekend at Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Bubbling with joy and 60s era music and dance, Hairspray is the Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs. Tracy Turnblad is a teen whose life revolves around dancing on the Corny Collins TV show. Who knew that a teenybopper TV show could be a catalyst for integration? You can't stop the beat, and truth be told, you won't want to once the all-singing and dancing cast takes the stage. (more...)

Caroline Bowman, Matthew Hydzik, Christina Decicco & More Perform THE WORST PEOPLE YOU KNOW at 54 Below TonightCaroline Bowman, Matthew Hydzik, Christina Decicco & More Perform THE WORST PEOPLE YOU KNOW at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

THE WORST PEOPLE YOU KNOW, are invading 54 BELOW on November 22. In this outrageous concert event, composer NATALIE TENENBAUM and lyricist KEVIN WANZOR join forces to take on the most appalling, annoying and hysterical people New Yorkers encounter. Performed by some of the BEST PERFORMERS YOU KNOW, the comedy concert promises to be a celebration of all our most irritating moments. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Sets Cast for 2015 Production of BOEING BOEING!Pittsburgh CLO Sets Cast for 2015 Production of BOEING BOEING!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the cast of the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit comedy, BOEING BOEING, which will run February 5 - April 26 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

Uversity Closes an Additional Round of Financing with InvestorsUversity Closes an Additional Round of Financing with Investors
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Uversity, the first to apply advanced predictive technology to existing enrollment models in the higher education market, announced today that they have completed another round of funding. Learn Capital joins the round with previous investors Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Retro Venture Partners. This brings the company's total funding to $11.4 million since its 2007 founding and marks a significant turning point in its evolution from mobile student communication platform to a leading enrollment management tool. (more...)

Lodestone Banking Announces the Addition of Jack Weigle as a Performance AnalystLodestone Banking Announces the Addition of Jack Weigle as a Performance Analyst
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Weigle will focus on analyzing and improving the financial performance of banking clients. Previously, Weigle has worked as a credit analyst with a community bank. He also worked as a staff accountant at a CPA firm in New York. (more...)

High School Students Get Scoop on One of Today's Best Career OpportunitiesHigh School Students Get Scoop on One of Today's Best Career Opportunities
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

During the last several years, as career opportunities for Certified Public Accountants have expanded dramatically, accounting has become one of the fastest growing majors in American colleges and universities. That's what students at Cherry Hill High School East discovered last week when Martin Abo, CPA headed back to the classroom to discuss the exciting, well-paying career opportunities that are available to students who study accounting. A well received presentation, he has been asked to speak to another class next week, as well. (more...)

Christine Andreas, Ann Hampton Callaway and More Come to 54 Below This WeekChristine Andreas, Ann Hampton Callaway and More Come to 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

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