Woodrow Wilson News

THE 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!
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 Officer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 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 Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 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 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 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 6/22
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, 5/19
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 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 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 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, 5/29-6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 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 Tradition
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 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 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 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...)

Detroit Repertory Theatre's Lobby Gallery Holds Champagne Reception for Michael Horner Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Detroit Repertory Theatre's Lobby Gallery will have a Champagne Reception for local Detroit artist, Michael Horner tonight, April 23, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Mr. Horner's works are on exhibit during Detroit Repertory Theatre's performances of Brother Of All until May 18, 2014. (more...)

Detroit Repertory Theatre's Lobby Gallery to Hold Champagne Reception for Michael Horner, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Detroit Repertory Theatre's Lobby Gallery will have a Champagne Reception for local Detroit artist, Michael Horner on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Mr. Horner's works are on exhibit during Detroit Repertory Theatre's performances of Brother Of All until May 18, 2014. The Meet The Artist Champagne Reception is free and open to the public, and gives patrons an opportunity for an intimate experience with the artist and his works. Information about the Reception may be found by calling the Theatre at (313) 868-1347 or by visiting detroitreptheatre.com/gallery. (more...)

Historical Exhibits Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Woodrow Wilson's Proclamation of Mother's Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Stauton, VA and Kansas City, MO (more...)

Princeton University Selects SEMI-GAS' Equipment for New Andlinger Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

MALVERN, Pa., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ SEMI-GAS Systems, an industry-leading provider of ultra-high purity gas delivery equipment, announced that Princeton University has selected its Centurion gas source and Nanoturion distribution systems for use in the University's new Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment (ACEE). The SEMI-GAS ultra-high purity equipment will support the facility's new labs and clean rooms. (more...)

Jim Henry's BROTHER OF ALL World Premiere Celebrates Opening at Detroit Rep Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The World Premiere of Jim Henry's suspenseful drama BROTHER OF ALL will have a Champagne Celebration tonight, March 27 at the Detroit Repertory Theatre at 8:30 PM. Opening Nights at the Rep are always full of camaraderie and celebration. This one will be no different. Guests are invited to join in a Champagne toast in the elegant lobby gallery of the Theatre after the show with the cast, crew and playwright who is flying in for this special occasion of the premiere of his play. (more...)

75 Mercer County Artists on Display in Mercer County Artists 2014 Exhibition, Now thru 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

The talents of 75 Mercer County artists will be on display at the Gallery at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) in the exhibit 'Mercer County Artists 2014,' which runs from today, March 11 to April 3. The MCCC Gallery is located on the second floor of the Communications Building on Mercer's West Windsor campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road. (more...)

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