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Wallace F. Smith to Speak at Detroit Repertory Theatre, 11/15Wallace F. Smith to Speak at Detroit Repertory Theatre, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2014

Michigan's longest running, non-profit, professional theatre, the Detroit Repertory Theatre will hold its Annual Black Tie Awards Night and Homecoming Celebration and Performance on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 6:30 PM. The Black Tie is the Annual Major Fundraiser for the Theatre. Funds raised at the benefit go to the Theatre's Working Capitol Fund. (more...)

UNC Presents World Premiere of New JOHNNY JOHNSON Musical, 11/20-24UNC Presents World Premiere of New JOHNNY JOHNSON Musical, 11/20-24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2014

The world premiere of the new edition of Johnny Johnson by Paul Green and Kurt Weill, with text and music not heard since 1937, will be staged at the University of North Carolina. Performances will take place in the Kenan Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art on Thursday, November 20th at 8pm, Friday, November 21st at 8pm (post-show discussion), Saturday, November 22nd at 8pm (pre-show symposium), Sunday, November 23rd at 2pm, and Monday, November 24th at 5pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Compelling, Must-See ANNIE CHRISTIE at EnsembleBWW Reviews: Compelling, Must-See ANNIE CHRISTIE at Ensemble
by Roy Berko - Oct 1, 2014

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Author Depicts Alzheimer's Presidency in New Thought-Provoking SeriesAuthor Depicts Alzheimer's Presidency in New Thought-Provoking Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ If the President of the United States had Alzheimer's, who would notice? Who would act on it? Would they use the information for their own benefit, or for the good of the country? These questions were asked only fleetingly after the Reagan Administration ended, but they are asked and answered in depth in the new novel White House Storm by Las Vegas author Dale Napier. (more...)

The Smithsonian Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, 9/15-10/15The Smithsonian Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, 9/15-10/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

The Smithsonian invites the public to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15) through a series of vibrant performances, lectures, family activities and exhibitions at various museums around the Institution. All programs are free unless otherwise indicated. A full calendar of events and information about tickets is available here. (more...)

Scoop: MEET THE PRESS on NBC - Sunday, August 17, 2014Scoop: MEET THE PRESS on NBC - Sunday, August 17, 2014
by TV Scoop - Aug 15, 2014

Get all the scoop on MEET THE PRESS, airing on NBC on Sunday, August 17, 2014! (more...)

THE LONG SHRIFT, Directed by James Franco, Opens Off-Broadway TonightTHE LONG SHRIFT, Directed by James Franco, Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2014

The Off-Broadway production of The Long Shrift, written by Robert Boswell and directed by James Franco, opens tonight at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. The Long Shirt began previews on July 7th and will run through August 23rd. This play is James Franco's directing debut. (more...)

Detroit Repertory Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season Featuring BUZZ, SWEET PEA'S MAMA & More!Detroit Repertory Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season Featuring BUZZ, SWEET PEA'S MAMA & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Michigan's longest running, non profit, professional theatre is proud to announce the 2014/2015 Season - a Season of World Premiere plays. The Detroit Repertory Theatre will kick off its 58th Season on November 6, 2014 with a Champagne Celebration and toast to the four new plays never before produced on a professional stage. Four stories: BUZZ by Richard Strand is a biting comedy about a CEO trying to outsmart his stock clerk; SWEET PEA'S MAMA by Robert Lawrence Nelson, a story about racial dignity centers around a maid and the developmentally challenged son of her employer on the eve of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death; THE KISS OF THE SUN FOR PARDON by Lans Traverse is a life affirming tale of unusual friendship, a barefoot waif and a wheel-chair bound curmudgeon, and the explosive relationship that ensues; and finally, WHITE ASH FALLING 9/11 by Thom Molyneaux is a gripping story of three actors whose personal stories intertwine with the characters they play in a play about the tragedy of September 11th, 2001. (more...)

Smartling Appoints Adi Dehejia as Chief Financial OfficerSmartling Appoints Adi Dehejia as Chief Financial Officer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

NEW YORK, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Smartling today announced the appointment of Adi Dehejia as chief financial officer (CFO). In this role, Dehejia will serve as a strategic partner to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jack Welde and lead a variety of management functions, including financial planning, customer analytics, accounting, human resources, and corporate development and expansion. (more...)

THE LONG SHRIFT, Directed by James Franco, Begins Tonight at RattlestickTHE LONG SHRIFT, Directed by James Franco, Begins Tonight at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long previously announced that the World Premiere of The Long Shrift, written by Robert Boswell and directed by James Franco, would begin previews tonight, July 7th, 2014. The official opening night is set for July 13th, 2014 and closing night is August 23rd, 2014. (more...)

Plays, Exhibits and More Set for the Crown Center, July 2014-Aug 2015Plays, Exhibits and More Set for the Crown Center, July 2014-Aug 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Crown Center has announced its upcoming events, July 2014-August 2015. Details below! (more...)

Allie Gallerani, Scott Haze and More to Star in THE LONG SHRIFT, Directed by James Franco; Runs 7/7-8/23 at RattlestickAllie Gallerani, Scott Haze and More to Star in THE LONG SHRIFT, Directed by James Franco; Runs 7/7-8/23 at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced the World Premiere of The Long Shrift, written by Robert Boswell and directed by James Franco, will begin previews July 7th, 2014. The official opening night is set for July 13th, 2014 and closing night is August 23rd, 2014. (more...)

Detroit Rep Presents ENDANGERED SPECIES, Now thru 6/22Detroit Rep Presents ENDANGERED SPECIES, Now thru 6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

The World Premiere comedy ENDANGERED SPECIES by Tom Baum, a play about a professor facing his worst nightmare - a student who takes his teachings seriously, will have its Champagne Opening tonight, May 29, 2014 at 8:30 PM at the Detroit Repertory Theatre. The playwright will be flying in to see the Premiere of his play. All are invited to meet the playwright, and after the performance, join in a Champagne toast with the playwright, cast and crew in the elegant lobby gallery of Michigan's oldest professional, Union theatre in the heart of Detroit. (more...)

Essential Voices USA to Lead Public Rehearsal of A THEODORE ROOSEVELT ROUND, 5/19Essential Voices USA to Lead Public Rehearsal of A THEODORE ROOSEVELT ROUND, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Conductor Judith Clurman, with singers from Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA, will lead a public rehearsal of A Theodore Roosevelt Round by Thomas Cabaniss on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 7 PM, at the Apple Store, 1980 Broadway, corner of West 67th Street & Broadway, New York City. (more...)

President Obama Thanks 100Kin10 in VideoPresident Obama Thanks 100Kin10 in Video
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

NEW YORK, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ President Barack Obama, in a pre-recorded video for 100Kin10's third annual Summit, applauded 100Kin10, its partner organizations, and their collective success in their commitment to 'train and recruit more than 40,000 STEM teachers by 2016 and to encourage more of these talented educators to stay in the classroom longer.' The President hearkened to his State of the Union address in 2011, where he 'announced a national goal to prepare 100,000 new teachers in science, technology, engineering, and math over the next decade.' Speaking directly to the '200 partners, from local government, to national organizations to global corporations' that have made commitments to action in response to the President's call since 100Kin10's founding in 2011, the President thanked them for their continued efforts and encouraged them to keep up the great work, saying 'thanks in part to the commitments all of you have made, we're making progress.' (more...)

OUR TOWN, FOREVER, THE SECOND MRS. WILSON and More Set for Long Wharf Theatre's 50th Anniversary SeasonOUR TOWN, FOREVER, THE SECOND MRS. WILSON and More Set for Long Wharf Theatre's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, announces its 2014-2015 Season, its 50th anniversary. (more...)

Detroit Rep to Present ENDANGERED SPECIES, 5/29-6/22Detroit Rep to Present ENDANGERED SPECIES, 5/29-6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

The World Premiere comedy ENDANGERED SPECIES by Tom Baum, a play about a professor facing his worst nightmare - a student who takes his teachings seriously, will have its Champagne Opening on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 8:30 PM at the Detroit Repertory Theatre. The playwright will be flying in to see the Premiere of his play. All are invited to meet the playwright, and after the performance, join in a Champagne toast with the playwright, cast and crew in the elegant lobby gallery of Michigan's oldest professional, Union theatre in the heart of Detroit. (more...)

FlowerDeliveryExpress.com Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Mother's Day TraditionFlowerDeliveryExpress.com Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Mother's Day Tradition
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

DETROIT, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ In 1907 Anna Jarvis, from Philadelphia, began a campaign to establish a national Mother's Day. She persuaded her mother's church in Grafton, West Virginia to celebrate Mother's Day on the second anniversary of her mother's death, the 2nd Sunday of May. She and her supporters began to write to ministers, businessmen, and politicians in their quest to establish a national Mother's Day. By 1911 Mother's Day was celebrated in almost every state. President Woodrow Wilson in 1914 made the official announcement proclaiming Mother's Day as a national holiday that was to be held each year on the second Sunday in May. (more...)

Northrop Grumman Foundation and Conservation International Announce Teachers Selected for 2014 ECO Classroom Ecology Field ExperienceNorthrop Grumman Foundation and Conservation International Announce Teachers Selected for 2014 ECO Classroom Ecology Field Experience
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Northrop Grumman and Conservation International (CI) today announced the 16 teachers who have been selected to participate in the third ECO Classroom, a unique and innovative professional development program for public middle and high school science teachers. The Northrop Grumman Foundation, in collaboration with CI, created the program which has sent groups of teachers to Costa Rica the last two summers. The program offers teachers supplemental tools and real-world experiences that inspire students to pursue science and technical careers. (more...)

Northrop Grumman Foundation and Conservation International Announce Teachers Selected for 2014 ECO Classroom Ecology Field ExperienceNorthrop Grumman Foundation and Conservation International Announce Teachers Selected for 2014 ECO Classroom Ecology Field Experience
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Northrop Grumman and Conservation International (CI) today announced the 16 teachers who have been selected to participate in the third ECO Classroom, a unique and innovative professional development program for public middle and high school science teachers. The Northrop Grumman Foundation, in collaboration with CI, created the program which has sent groups of teachers to Costa Rica the last two summers. The program offers teachers supplemental tools and real-world experiences that inspire students to pursue science and technical careers. (more...)

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