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Isola Group Using Motorola WLAN Solutions for Immediate Access to Information for Production Lines & Office Space
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Since implementing Motorola's WLAN solution, Isola's system has become centralized with strong security and monitoring to help improve efficiency. Employees in the carpeted office space area have seen increases in the speed of file transfers, improvements in reliability and the ability to quickly connect has been extremely well received by executives. Shop floor efficiency has also improved as a result of the technology upgrades. (more...)

Tony Glazer, John Pollono, Robin Rothstein and Mark Jason Williams to Join Talents for WHY BOTHER? at Planet Connections, 5/14-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

This summer, an award winning quartet of playwrights, Tony Glazer (In The Daylights, Film: Junction), John Pollono (Small Engine Repair, Lost and Found), Robin Rothstein (The Game Boy, On Deaf Ears), and Mark Jason Williams (Straight Faced Lies, Recovery), will join together for a night of one acts entitled Why Bother? directed by Andrew Block. Why Bother? Is being presented by Man Down Productions as part of the Planet Connections Festival. It begins performances on May 14 and runs through June 1 at the Paradise Factory (64 E 4th St). (more...)

The Women's Guild Cedars-Sinai Honors Marilu Henner and Jackie Collins at Their Annual Spring Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Women's Guild Cedars-Sinai will host their annual Spring Luncheon today at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Comedic actress and noted author Annabelle Gurwitch will be the master of ceremonies. Gurwitch is receiving rave reviews on her recently released essay collection, 'I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from The Edge of 50.' (more...)

Balagan Theatre's 2014-15 Season to Feature Gasparini & Brightman's MAKE ME BAD, MURDER BALLAD & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

On the heels of its critically acclaimed world premier new musical ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME by Valerie Vigoda, Brendan Millburn and Tony winner Joe DiPietro and directed by Obie Winner Lisa Peterson, Seattle's Balagan Theatre Company announces its 2014/15 season. Balagan's upcoming season reflects the past, present, and future of the new American musical and continues its mission in bringing exciting cutting edge theatre to a new generation of theatre goers. (more...)

Trophy Scars Release New Track 'Gutted', Album Set to be Released 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Trophy Scars, it's fair to say, don't believe in doing things by halves. In fact, they're more inclined to do things in doubles. (more...)

DreamWorks Animation's How To Train Your Dragon 2 Breathes Fire Into International IMAX 3D Theatres Starting June 13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX), DreamWorks Animation (DWA) and 20th Century Fox, a division of 21 st Century Fox (FOX) today announced that How to Train Your Dragon 2, the thrilling second chapter of the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX  3D format and released into IMAX theatres internationally starting June 13. (more...)

Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems Will Surpass $5 Billion in Annual Revenue Worldwide by 2022, Forecasts Navigant Research
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

“Flexible AC transmission systems can be used creatively to help solve some of the most demanding transmission challenges on the power grid,” says James McCray, senior research analyst with Navigant Research. “These new distributed solutions are showing tremendous potential for helping to correct problems like localized voltage sag, power factor fluctuations, and flicker.” (more...)

CRAZY FOR YOU Begins Previews Tonight at Stratford Festival, Kicks Off 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Fresh from her triumph with last season's hit musical, Fiddler on the Roof, acclaimed director and choreographer Donna Feore returns for her 20th Festival season with an exciting new production of Crazy for You specially conceived for the Festival Theatre's thrust stage. The new Gershwin musical begins previews tonight, April 21, marking the first performance of the 2014 season. (more...)

Josh Franklin and Natalie Daradich-Led CRAZY FOR YOU Begins Performances at Stratford Festival Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Fresh from her triumph with last season's hit musical, Fiddler on the Roof, acclaimed director and choreographer Donna Feore returns for her 20th Festival season with an exciting new production of Crazy for You specially conceived for the Festival Theatre's thrust stage. The new Gershwin musical begins previews on Monday, April 21, marking the first performance of the 2014 season. (more...)

MOonhORsE Dance Theatre's Older & Reckless Presents OLD & YOUNG AND RECKLESS TOGETHER, 5/15-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Older & Reckless, MOonhORsE Dance Theatre's celebrated series curated by Artistic Director Claudia Moore, presents OLD & YOUNG AND RECKLESS TOGETHER featuring nine dance artists in four intergenerational works.David Earle, Troy Emery Twigg, Carol Anderson and Paul-Andre Fortier present their work from May 15-17 in Edition #32 ofOlder and Reckless. (more...)

MITF Continues Short Play Lab Series on 4/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The 15th anniversary of the Midtown International Theatre Festival continues. Spend this weekend with John Chatterton and his venerable midtown festival series. Saturday & Sunday at Roy Arias Theatres will be the premiere of 20 new short plays as part of the on-going celebrated Short Play Lab series on April 26 and 27. (more...)

Nat Geo WILD to Premiere Two-Part Special FLORIDA UNTAMED, 4/27
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Just beyond the theme parks, poolside resorts and sunny beaches of Florida lie ruthless predators hungry for a kill. (more...)

Hengestones! by Ron F. Collins is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

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This Week at Bookworks Includes Beth Howard, Jonathan Miller and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

This week at Bookworks includes many things for all ages. Highlights include Beth Howard with buttery pie recipes from American Gothic, World Book Night, Jonathan Miller with a Rattlesnake Lawyer's Memoir and more. Go for more information on all of these events. (more...)

Theatre of NOTE to Present DO NOT DISTURB, 4/25-5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 7pm. Ticket prices are $25; students and seniors $20. For tickets and details, please call 323-856-8611 or visit to purchase tickets online and to view complete schedule. (more...)

Lyme Research Alliance 5K Walk/Run 2014 to Benefit Lyme Disease Research, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Lyme Research Alliance (LRA), the nation's largest nonprofit funder of university-level research into Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, will host its 3rd annual 'Race Against Lyme' to raise awareness and funds for Lyme disease research on Sunday, April 27 at Cove Island Park in Stamford. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Visually Stunning A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Wows Audiences at The Broad Stage
by Shari Barrett - Apr 18, 2014

The production is visually stunning, blending live actors, puppets and keenly choreographed movement that breathe life into everyday inanimate objects. The puppetry involves a huge range of ground-breaking techniques and variety of creations - from the smallest mechanical creatures to the huge god-like masks and limbs that represent Oberon and Titania, King and Queen of the Fairies. (more...)

Playwright Colm Toibin to Lead Next Year's PEN World Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

PEN American Center announced today that acclaimed writer Colm Toibin will serve as Chairman of the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, beginning with next year's Festival. Founded and chaired by Salman Rushdie for a decade, the Festival brings together writers and public intellectuals from around the globe to encourage cross-cultural dialogues on issues central to individual rights and freedoms. (more...)

ARCADIA, DOUBT & More Set for Lantern Theater Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

In the midst of their milestone 20th anniversary season, Lantern Theater Company today announced the productions that will comprise their 2014/15 season. Continuing a critically acclaimed tradition of presenting classic, modern and original works that authentically and intimately explore the human spirit, the season will open with Tom Stoppard's thrilling masterpiece Arcadia, directed by the Lantern's Associate Artistic Director Kathryn MacMillan. Arcadia will be presented in conjunction with a sixth annual festival of special events and guests, inviting audiences into the work and inspiring continued conversation. In the winter months, Barrymore Award-winning actors Mary Martello and Ben Dibble will headline John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Doubt: A Parable, also directed by MacMillan. In the spring, Lantern Artistic Director Charles McMahon helms a fresh, sexy take on William Shakespeare's comedy of the sexes, The Taming of the Shrew. The season will close with an inventive and cheeky adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, featuring Dave Johnson. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SOUTH PACIFIC at Paper Mill Playhouse is Extraordinary
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 17, 2014

Metropolitan area audiences will relish the opportunity to see South Pacific at Paper Mill Playhouse through May 4th. (more...)

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