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ESPN Announces Live Coverage of AUSTRALIAN OPEN ChampionshipESPN Announces Live Coverage of AUSTRALIAN OPEN Championship
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

?The star-studded Australian Open championships – No. 1 seed Serena Williams vs. No. 2 Maria Sharapova for the women's title and No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 6 Andy Murray for the men's crown – will air late tonight and tomorrow night, respectively, on ESPN at 3 a.m. ET (midnight PT) with an encore presentation each morning at 9 a.m. on ESPN2. (more...)

The Players' Ring Presents Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Starting 2/13The Players' Ring Presents Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Starting 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

The Players' Ring presents the Edward Albee classic WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? The show runs February 13, 2015 – March 8, 2015 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sunday, February 15 and 22 at 7 pm, and Sunday March 1 at 1 pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: RTW'S THE KRUETZER SONATA Unleashes a Man's and Music's PassionBWW Reviews: RTW'S THE KRUETZER SONATA Unleashes a Man's and Music's Passion
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jan 29, 2015

'Please forgive me,' asks the bearded, finely dressed older man appearing on stage. He rests on a red velvet seat in a train compartment during the late 1800's and empties his pockets one by one and mentions, 'A white silk handkerchief brushed with red lips has not been washed in over a year...' Thus begins the one man performance by iconic Milwaukee actor James Pickering in Renaissance Theaterwork's adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's The Kruetzer Sonata on stage in the Studio Theater. Written by Tolstoy as a novella in 1889 when the story was often banned and unpublished, Nancy Harris reinterpreted Tolstoy's text from the original Russian. She focuses on the philosophical and psychological drama the main character, Pozdynyshev agonizes over when he has recently been acquitted for murder after a year in prison. (more...)

Rocket Fuel Opens Office in Brazil as Central Connection to Latin American MarketRocket Fuel Opens Office in Brazil as Central Connection to Latin American Market
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Rocket Fuel continues its aggressive growth strategy for emerging markets with its entrance into Brazil. According to eMarketer, Brazil is set to register $2.88 billion in digital advertising spend in 2014, rising to $3.33 billion in 2015. Advertisers are also paying attention to the increase in mobile usage in Brazil, with mobile ad spend estimated to have reached $470.4 million in 2014. Rocket Fuel will partner and work closely with agencies in Brazil to develop products and solutions that best serve their clients' needs. (more...)

Celebrities Invade Arizona to Host Hospitality Events During Super Bowl WeekCelebrities Invade Arizona to Host Hospitality Events During Super Bowl Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

The Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots aren't the only big shots in town! This year Glendale, Arizona and its surrounding cities will play host to sponsored hospitality events featuring celebrity guest appearances in preparation for the big game. (more...)

Wix.com Unveils Extended Version of #ItsThatEasy Super Bowl Commercial OnlineWix.com Unveils Extended Version of #ItsThatEasy Super Bowl Commercial Online
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Leading web development platform Wix.com (Nasdaq:WIX) shared an extended, made-for-web version of its 30-second Super Bowl XLIX commercial today. (more...)

Bergen County Players to Stage BELL, BOOK AND CANDLEBergen County Players to Stage BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Celebrating 82 Years, The Bergen County Players (BCP) presents Bell, Book and Candle. In a nutshell: Girl meets Boy. Girl loses Boy. Girl gets Boy. Sure, that's a classic plot device, but what's so special about it? Well, how about because the girl is a witch and the boy is a mortal? Sound familiar? It should, because this magical rom-com, which originally starred Rex Harrison on Broadway and then Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak in the popular film, eventually became the genesis of television's memorable comedy "Bewitched". (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre Presents REGRETS ONLY, 1/29Tacoma Little Theatre Presents REGRETS ONLY, 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2015

?Tacoma Little Theatre presents the hilarious comedy, Regrets Only by Paul Rudnick, on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:30pm. Directed by Dixon King, and featuring Rich Garrett, Brynn Garrett, Lark Moore, Sharry O'Hare, Mimi Lewis, and Micheal O'Hara. (more...)

Peninsula Players' Winter Play Reading Series Begins 2/2 with GO BACK FOR MURDERPeninsula Players' Winter Play Reading Series Begins 2/2 with GO BACK FOR MURDER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Peninsula Players Theatre will present a reading of 'Go Back for Murder' by Agatha Christie, a thrilling whodunit from the Queen of Crime, at Bjorklunden, 7p.m., Monday, Feb. 2. This play reading is produced with support from and in coordination with Door County Reads and its exploration of 'Ordinary Grace' by William Kent Krueger. Join the Players reading and travel back in time with Carla Le Marchant as she tries to prove her mother's innocence in her father's death. Admission is free. (more...)

Possum Point Players' LEADING LADIES to Cook Up Comedy and Cuisine, 1/30-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

In Possum Hall, the kitchen will soon be as busy as the action on stage as Possum Point Players prepare entertainment and nourishment for dinner theatre set for Jan. 30 and 31 and Feb. 1, 6, 7 and 8. The show, "Leading Ladies," is strictly for laughs and the food is to fill and satisfy all who partake. (more...)

The Players Theatre to Present World Premiere of 'KNOCK,' Begin. 3/4The Players Theatre to Present World Premiere of 'KNOCK,' Begin. 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Lost & Found Project, an edgy ensemble of next generation storytellers, curates a world premiere of KNOCK: A Journey to a Strange Country, a new play inspired by writings of the Russian avant-garde absurdist Daniil Kharms. KNOCK is written and presented by the award-winning Lost & Found Project, a division of National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) FolksbieneRU. Eleven performances will be staged at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, in New York, N.Y., from March 4-22, 2015. (more...)

ON HER SHOULDERS to Offer Staged Reading of Three Shorts from The Suffragists, 2/18ON HER SHOULDERS to Offer Staged Reading of Three Shorts from The Suffragists, 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

On Her Shoulders will present a FREE staged reading of three shorts from the Suffragists, directed by Melissa Attebery on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Doors open at 6:30pm;The Play in Context, which situates the script in its historical time and place, kicks off the evening at 6:45pm with an Introduction by dramaturg Barbara Cohen-Stratyner. Kristin Heckler is Assistant Director. Running time, including a post-performance Q&A is 2 hours. The performance is at New Perspectives Studio, 458 West 37th Street, at 10th Avenue. R.S.V.P to OnHerShouldersReservations@gmail.com. (more...)

SIDE SHOW & ONCE Cast Members Set for LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK in FebruarySIDE SHOW & ONCE Cast Members Set for LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK is the continuing concert series featuring dynamic, glamorous evenings of eclectic entertainment that celebrate the best of New York City's cultural landscape, in the tradition of The Players, the historic club where the series is presented. Curated and hosted by Emmy Award winning composer/performer Lance Horne, LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK is dedicated to presenting celebrated music, theater and cabaret stars as well as introducing dynamic rising talent. LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK will present its next evening, LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK: LOVE at The Players (16 Gramercy Park, Manhattan) on Monday, February 9th, 2015 at 8:00 PM. Special guests for this Valentines edition will include Lauren Elder (Side Show, Hair); Fair Play, the musical trio featuring original Once cast members David Abeles, Will Connolly, and Tony nominee Elizabeth A. Davis; Tony nominee Karine Plantadit (After Midnight, Come Fly Away, Movin' Out); composer/pianist Samora Pinderhughes and co-Juilliard Jazzers Riley & Jehbreal ; and the legendary Marti Stevens, protégé of Marlene Deitrich and original cast member of London's Company, High Spirits, and No Strings). Mr. Horne is the evening's Musical Director. Tickets, starting at $25, are now available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1178948. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited & The Players Theatre to Host January TRU Panel, TodayTheater Resources Unlimited & The Players Theatre to Host January TRU Panel, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the January panel, Bringing Diversity to Theater: More Crucial Now Than Ever, on today, January 22, 2015 at 7:30pmat The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, 3rd Floor Loft Theatre, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments; the event starts at 7:30pm. (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins Tonight at Paper Mill PlayhouseVANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins Tonight at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents its winter comedy, Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. This touching and wickedly hysterical Tony Award-winning best play features Broadway, television and film veterans: Philippe Bowgen (Spike), Gina Daniels (Cassandra), Carolyn McCormick (Masha), Mark Nelson (Vanya), Michele Pawk (Sonia) and Jamie Ann Romero (Nina). Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will be directed by Don Stephenson. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from tonight, January 21 through February 15, 2015. The official press opening night is Sunday, January 25, at 7:00pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Official Trailer for UNDERDOGS With Matthew Morrison and Ariana GrandeVIDEO: Official Trailer for UNDERDOGS With Matthew Morrison and Ariana Grande
by Movies News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

From Academy Award-winning director Juan Jose Campanella comes UNDERDOGS, an animated comedy with a little bit of magic and a whole lot of heart. Check out the first official trailer below, featuring the voices of Broadway vets Matthew Morrison, Ariana Grande and more! (more...)

San Francisco Arts Education Project to Present 'SITTIN' ON A RAINBOW'San Francisco Arts Education Project to Present 'SITTIN' ON A RAINBOW'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Emily Keeler, San Francisco Arts Education's Artistic Director, announced today that the San Francisco Arts Education Project's 2015 production is the original musical revue Sittin' on a Rainbow: The Music of Harold Arlen, a celebration of the composer who gave us 'Over the Rainbow,' 'Stormy Weather,' 'Come Rain or Come Shine' and many others. (more...)

Theatre Project & TP&co to Launch Shakespeare Off Broadway with TWELFTH NIGHTTheatre Project & TP&co to Launch Shakespeare Off Broadway with TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

The Theatre Project and TP&co will present the launch of Shakespeare Off-Broadway with a Limited Off-Broadway Engagement of The Bard's classic comedy, Twelfth Night, or What You Will. Shakespeare Off-Broadway is a new series dedicated to the presentation of vital and imaginative productions of William Shakespeare's work. Twelfth Night will take the stage of the historic Players Theatre in the heart of Greenwich Village from February 13 through March 7, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Imaginary Beasts Winter Panto: A Frog Prince Worthy of a KissBWW Reviews: Imaginary Beasts Winter Panto: A Frog Prince Worthy of a Kiss
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 19, 2015

Matthew Woods and his Imaginary Beasts are back with their annual WINTER PANTO: KERPLOP! THE TALE OF THE FROG PRINCE, tickling the funny bones of the many children in the audience, while going over their heads to engage the adults who are along for the ride. (more...)

Cincinnati Landmark Productions Announces Two Exciting SeasonsCincinnati Landmark Productions Announces Two Exciting Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2015

Covedale Center 'Marquee Series' and Warsaw Federal Incline Theater 'District Series' present varied and exciting shows for spring 2015. (more...)

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