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The National Portrait Gallery to Start Accepting Entries for the OUTWIN BOOCHEVER PORTRAIT COMPETITION, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Get ready for a big announcement: the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery will begin accepting entries for the next 'Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition' Aug. 1! (more...)

Scoop: RISING STAR on ABC - Sunday, August 3, 2014
by - Jul 29, 2014

Get all the scoop on RISING STAR, airing on ABC on Sunday, August 3, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: THE QUEST on ABC - Thursday, August 7, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 29, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE QUEST, airing on ABC on Thursday, August 7, 2014! (more...)

Tickets to ANNIE National Tour at Fisher Theatre Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Broadway in Detroit has announced that the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will begin at The Fisher Theatre in Detroit, September 26 - October 4, 2014. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 18th time, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

Black Ensemble Theater to Host BREAKING ALL THE RULES Concert, 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Black Ensemble Theater Founder and Executive Director Jackie Taylor announces a special one night-only concert, Breaking All The Rules, starring the Black Ensemble musicians. This special performance is an all-night jam with Black Ensemble's regular company of phenomenal musicians and also features several special guests. The performance will begin at 7:30 pm at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street. (more...)

Delta Spirit Premieres New Track, 'Live On'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

“Live On,” the latest track off Delta Spirit's anticipated new album Into the Wide is streaming now at Stereogum (http://bit.ly/X9EHyU). The song, which the band teased in an album trailer video (http://youtu.be/WqcrPa83__U), serves as a preview to the upcoming record. (more...)

Premier Marketing Conference Draws Today's Leading Digital Brands to Focus on Content and Organic Search Success
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - BrightEdge, the essential content marketing platform, is hosting its fourth annual premier industry conference, Share14. At the August 20-22 San Francisco event, content marketing and organic search leaders from today's leading global brands will present the latest trends, insights, and best practices transforming modern marketing. Digital marketing leaders from major brands lead every single session at Share14. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear from and network with top brands, such as YouTube, 3M, Macy's, and NBC Universal, and discover their secrets to driving unprecedented content and search marketing success. (more...)

THE FLAMMING LIPS Announce New Merchandise Available On Official Online Store
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

THE FLAMING LIPS have unleashed four new usually stunning shirts in their official online store, including a T-shirt that looks like an (almost) identical replication of Wayne Coyne's actual entrails and vital organs. (more...)

The KD7 Pays Tribute to Kevin Durant
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The KD7 fuses performance innovation with inspirations from Kevin Durant's journey on and off the court. Durant's insights are brought to life through color blocking, graphics and textures to tell stories that are personally inspired. (more...)

Frank O'Donnell to Join Bobby Collins at Ocean State Theatre, 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit professional theatre company, which recently concluded its second successful summer season in Warwick, along with legendary comedy club, Catch A Rising Star, are proud to announce that local comedian Frank O'Donnell will open for nationally recognized funnyman, Bobby Collins at Ocean State Theatre on Sunday, August 17 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Chicagoans Bill McGough, Adam Michaels, Christina Nieves & More to Join Dee Snider in 'ROCK & ROLL CHRISTMAS TALE' at the Broadway Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced the casting and creative team for the world premiere of DEE SNIDER'S ROCK & ROLL CHRISTMAS TALE, written by and starring iconic rocker Dee Snider, directed by Adam John Hunter and produced by John B. Yonover in association with Vicki and Bob Liggett, Charles Brennan and Mary and John Cooper. DEE SNIDER'S ROCK & ROLL CHRISTMAS TALE will play the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E Chestnut) Nov. 4, 2014 through Jan. 4, 2015. (more...)

PlaceIQ Welcomes Derek Thompson as Chief Strategy Officer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

NEW YORK, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ PlaceIQ, the company building more accurate audiences with location, time and real-world behavior, today welcomes Derek Thompson as its Chief Strategy Officer. Mr. Thompson brings nearly 20 years of experience working in the advertising, branding and digital marketing and has a strong reputation for developing and leading teams on both the client and agency side. At PlaceIQ, Mr. Thompson will be working with CEO Duncan McCall and the executive team to continually define and refine the organization's go-to-market strategy, product roadmap, and strategic plan. He will communicate extensively with key clients, business partners and external stakeholders to drive strategic planning and guidance for emerging opportunities across PlaceIQ's business. Derek will have direct oversight of the strategy development team. (more...)

Singer/Songwriter NATHANIEL RATELIFF Confirms Nationwide Fall Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff celebrates the release of his latest critically acclaimed album, Falling Faster Than You Can Run, by extending his nationwide tour. (more...)

DC Metro Chapter of the Twelve Days of Christmas, Inc. to Host Cocktails@Sunset, 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

It's that time of year again! The DC Metro Chapter of the Twelve Days of Christmas, Inc. presents their annual summer soiree "Cocktails@Sunset" on Thursday, August 7th from 6 to 10 p.m. at Baby Wale (1124 9th St. NW across from the Convention Center). (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out New TV Spot for Broadway's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2014

Below, check out the brand new commercial for Broadway's smash hit musical, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Make Provincetown Debut, 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Kristin Chenoweth, star of Broadway's original "Wicked" and Tony-Winner for "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown," will make her anticipated Provincetown debut in Broadway @ Town Hall (a part of the acclaimed Broadway @ The Art House series) on August 10 for two shows only at 6:30pm and 9:00pm. Chenoweth will be appearing in Provincetown after two sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall this past May and the Royal Albert Hall in London two weeks ago. She will be directed by Richard Jay-Alexander, with music direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell. For tickets please visit The Art House website or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

UBM Tech's InformationWeek Wins 4 National ASBPE Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ UBM Tech announced InformationWeek and Network Computing were both recognized for editorial excellence by the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE). ASBPE's Azbee Awards of Excellence program recognizes outstanding work by business-to-business, trade, association and professional magazines and digital media. (more...)

Genesis Media Announces Partnership With Acclaimed NYU Professor And Data Scientist Bud Mishra
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

NEW YORK, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Genesis Media, a video advertising technology platform, today announced its partnership with Bud Mishra, Ph.D., professor of computer science, mathematics and cell biology at New York University's Courant Institute and School of Medicine. As a result, Dr. Mishra will work closely with Genesis Media to help the company define and execute its strategy, while leveraging the power of data science to continue to strengthen its highly differentiated, proprietary technology platform. (more...)

Innovid Expands Team to Support Growth
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

NEW YORK, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Innovid, the technology platform delivering immersive video advertising anywhere, is proud to welcome several senior additions to its fast-growing team. New hires Mike Schlegel, formerly of AdColony; JC Clarke, formerly of NBCUniversal; and Shira Dinour, formerly of Likeable Media, all join the company as Regional Vice Presidents, reporting to National VP of Sales, Scott Clark. (more...)

Cubic Awarded Over US$700 Million Contract to Continue Service to UK Capital
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Transport for London (TfL) has today confirmed the award of its ticketing and fare collection contract, starting in August 2015, to Cubic Corporation's UK subsidiary Cubic Transportation Systems Limited following a competitive tender. The terms of the contract, which are denoted in pounds sterling, are for seven years with a value of over $700 million. It includes an option to extend the contract for a further three years, giving the contract an expected value of over $1 billion. (more...)

Victory Gardens to Welcome Small Fish Radio Theatre's MERCURY CONSIDERS THE LAST LAYER, 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater hosts Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium for a one-night-only performance of the radio adaptation of Mercury Considers the Last Layer, written and directed by Trina Kakacek. Mercury Considers the Last Layer is a melodramatic romp, set in the dualistic world of burlesque, which follows the age-old quest of finding one's heart and one's self. Mercury was developed in the Victory Gardens Access Project Artist Development Workshop, with the lead male role written for actor, writer and Thespinariam Michael Herzovi. This special performance, which includes open captioning and American Sign Language interpretation, is meant for a mature audience. The performance is Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 7:30PM in the Zacek-McVay Theater at the Victory Gardens Biograph, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln Park. (more...)

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, RUMORS & THE SOUND OF MUSIC Set for BrightSide Theatre's 4th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak have announced BrightSide Theatre's 4th Season - 2014-2015 - 'Celebrating Friends & Family' - It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Rumors, and The Sound of Music. 'These three pieces of theatre entertain us as we celebrate what it means to have the love of friends and family in our lives,' explains Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak. From the warmth of the holiday spirit, to the hilarious lengths we go to help our friends, to creating our own loving families as we travel the journey of life - come celebrate at the theatre with friends and family. (more...)

Angela Sheik to Release 'Home Before Dark' on 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

On the follow up to her 2013 full length debut One By One, the crafty multi-instrumentalist works with producer RYAT to create a richly textured 10 track exploration of deep grooves, infectious melodies, dynamic vocal harmonies and soulful ambiences. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Hewitt, Elizabeth Stanley and More in Pittsburgh CLO's SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Join the quest for the Holy Grail tonight, July 29, through August 3 with Monty Python's SPAMALOT at Pittsburgh CLO. Based on the classic film comedy 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail,' Spamalot is the award-winning Broadway musical that took the Tony Awards by storm in 2005. SPAMALOT features music by John Du Prez and book & lyrics by Eric Idle. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

NBC Wins the Week Among Big 4 Networks in Key Demo
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

NBC has won the primetime week of July 20-27 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, with the Tuesday and Wednesday editions of “America's Got Talent” tying as the #1 primetime telecast of the week on those nets. (more...)

Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Client Business Logic Obtains $61 Million Settlement
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Chicago, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP client Business Logic Holding Corporation obtained a $61,000,000.00 settlement this month in a complex trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract case against Ibbotson Associates and Morningstar, Inc. The publicly reported settlement ranks as both one of the largest reported Illinois settlements in recent years and is among the ten largest reported settlements involving trade secret misappropriation, according to Orrick.[1] (more...)

Marc Kudisch & More Join Cast of UMC's UNSUNG BOB MERRILL at 54 Below, 8/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will present Unsung Bob Merrill hosted by three-time Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch (9 to 5, Assassins, Millie). Created and directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, Make Mine Manhattan), the intimate evening will play 54 Below on Tuesday, August 5 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

P.J. Benjamin and More to Star in Penguin Rep Theatre's THE FABULOUS LIPITONES, 8/8-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Penguin Rep Theatre presents the New York premiere of The Fabulous Lipitones, a musical comedy by John Markus (head writer for The Cosby Show) and Mark St. Germain (Freud's Last Session, Becoming Dr. Ruth), directed by Peter Flynn, and starring Broadway veterans P.J. Benjamin (Wicked, Chicago), Scott Mikita (Phantom of the Opera), and Joe Ricci (A View from the Bridge), joined by Rachid Sabitri, from August 8 through August 31 in Stony Point, New York. (more...)

MATILDA's Oona Laurence Joins Indie Drama LAMB
by Movies News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Deadline writes that MATILDA THE MUSICAL star and Tony winner Oona Laurence has joined the cast of Ross Partridge's upcoming indie drama film LAMB. Partridge wrote and will direct and star in the feature. (more...)

Shattered Globe's THE WHALESHIP ESSEX to Run 8/28-10/11 at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to launch its 24th season with the Midwest premiere of the nautical drama THE WHALESHIP ESSEX by Founding Ensemble Member Joe Forbrich, directed by Lou Contey, playing August 28 - October 11, 2014 at its resident home, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150. The press performance is Wednesday, September 3 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

EVIL DEAD, POTTED POTTER, CANNIBAL! and More Set for Starvox's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Starvox Entertainment has been wowing audiences for years, bringing the best in entertainment to Toronto and stages around the world. Celebrating ten years in the biz, the company today announced a packed calendar of productions and events, including smash hits, fan favourites and a new partnership with the Randolph Theatre. Get ready for flesh eaters, hot flashes, magic and, of course, a little song and dance. (more...)

PREVIEW: LinuxCon and CloudOpen Will Include Linux Quiz Show, Comic Book Hero Costume Contest and 5K Fun Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today released a preview of onsite activities, keynotes, co-located events and more taking place at LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America August 20-22, 2014 at the Sheraton, Chicago. Late-breaking keynote confirmations being announced include Douglas Balog of IBM, Michael Enescu of Cisco, and Imad Sousou of Intel. (more...)

One at Optimus Director Michael Chaves Directs Music Video for Seven Saturdays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

One at Optimus Director Michael Chaves recently directed the music video, "Make Note of Every Sound," for the band Seven Saturdays. C (more...)

WNO to Present AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN COSTELLO AND AILYN PEREZ, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents An Evening with Stephen Costello and Ailyn Perez, featuring the celebrated husband-and-wife stars of last season's production of The Elixir of Love, Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. (more...)

NoHo ACE to Premiere SCARY MUSICAL THE MUSICAL, 9/12-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Lexikat Artists and MB Artists in association with the multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE) are thrilled to present a world premiere musical, SCARY MUSICAL The Musical, book by Richard Hochberg, music and lyrics by Richard Hochberg and Michael Paternostro, musical direction by Brent Crayon, orchestrations by Kenny Seymour and directed and choreographed by James J. Mellon. SCARY MUSICAL The Musical will begin previews on Friday, September 12 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 19 at 8pm and run for eight weeks through Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (at Lankershim) in North Hollywood. (more...)

NNPN Unveils Twelve Productions of Three Rolling World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK (NNPN), the country's alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces its 44th, 45th, and 46th Rolling World Premieres: Nathan Alan Davis' Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea, Andrew Hinderaker's Colossal, and William Missouri Downs' Women Playing Hamlet will receive a total of 12 productions through the Network's Continued Life of New Plays Fund in the 2014/15 season. (more...)

ALL THE WAY's Christopher Gurr to Direct Staged Reading of BALLADEERS PLAY TO THE MOON at Joe's Pub, 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Christopher Gurr from ALL THE WAY will direct a staged reading of a new play with music, BALLADEERS PLAY TO THE MOON, at Joe's Pub for one night only, August 4, 2014 at 9:30 p.m. (more...)

'Intelligence For Your Life' TV to Launch This September
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Accomplished media entrepreneurs John Tesh, Connie Sellecca and Gib Gerard announced today they've signed 130 stations to officially launch 'Intelligence for Your Life' TVon September 15, 2014 (more...)

POTENTIAL BOYFRIENDS, IMPROVISED SONDHEIM and More Set for MCL Chicago's Aug 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

MCL Chicago and Executive Director Aaron Shapiro are proud to announce their August schedule. (more...)

First-Ever 'Playable Poster' Now Available on Miranda Lambert's 'Platinum' Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Crystal Light is kicking off its presenting sponsorship with Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert and her 30-city 'Platinum' Tour by debuting the U.S.'s first-ever 'Playable Poster' at concert venues across the country. (more...)

J. Roddy Walston & The Business Announce 'Holler and Moan' Fall Tour,
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

After wrapping up riotous performances at summer festivals like Bonnaroo, XPoNential Fest and the Newport Folk Festival this weekend the band will now return to the road this fall to bring back their vivacious headlining show on the 'Holler and Moan' Tour. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Alliance Theatre's BULL DURHAM with Will Swenson, Melissa Errico & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Rehearsals started today for the Alliance Theatre's upcoming world premiere BULL DURHAM, a new musical based on the beloved 1988 film, which Sports Illustrated proclaimed to be the "#1 Greatest Sports Movie of All-time." Directed by Kip Fagan (Off-Broadway: The Revisionist), BULL DURHAM has a book by Academy Award-nominee Ron Shelton (director and screenwriter of the Bull Durham movie) and music and lyrics by Susan Werner, whom the Chicago Tribune called, "one of the most innovative songwriters working today." Check out photos of the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Boston Film Screening of WAYS TO LIVE FOREVER to Benefit Cancer Organizations
by Movies News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation (formerly OTCBB:WWMO) will be presenting a special Boston-area screening of the award-winning film Ways to Live Forever. (more...)

Eataly Taps Digital Dining and Epson for POS Rollout
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

“We were excited to deliver a point of sale infrastructure to meet Eataly's very unique requirements,” commented Andre Nataf, senior business development manager at Digital Dining. “We made it work with the scalability, multi-revenue center functionality and the robust central reporting of our software, along with the industry-benchmark workhorse printers from Epson. At the end of the day, customers are served at multiple points of service, with varying degrees of complexity – seamlessly.” (more...)

Illinois Rural HealthNet Retains INOC for Advanced NOC Support
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

NORTHBROOK, IL - INOC, a 24x7 Network Operations Center (NOC) and global provider of NOC monitoring, reporting and support services, announces that it has been selected by the Illinois Rural HealthNet (IRHN) to aid in the design and configuration, 24x7 NOC Support and engineering of its latest fiber-optic network upgrade. The IRHN is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization of health care providers dedicated to deploying and maintaining a high-speed network to improve the connection and flow of vital information between rural hospitals and health care clinics in Illinois. (more...)

TechTarget Awarded 7 National Online Editorial Awards by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

This year, TechTarget received 1 Gold award, 3 Silver awards, and 3 Bronze awards, and delivered a complete sweep in the E-Zine category: (more...)

GARETH EMERY Presents 'Drive – An American Road Trip' Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

British producer GARETH EMERY is returning to the road this fall to present his 'Drive – An American Road Trip' tour. (more...)

16th Street Theater to Present MARIPOSA NOCTURNA: A PUPPET TRIPTYCH, 8/15-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

16th Street Theater announces MARIPOSA NOCTURNA: A Puppet Triptych conceived and created by Stephanie Diaz coming to North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn, for 3 special shows, August 15, 16, 17. (more...)

pH Productions to Stage ASSEMBLERS 3 and DON'T PASS GO, Fall 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

pH Productions announces the start of their fall season with the latest installment in their Assemblers series, Assemblers 3: Countdown to Assemblers 4! and the board game-inspired musical Don't Pass Go!. Both shows play at the pH Comedy Theater, 1515 W. Berwyn, Aug. 29 to Nov. 22. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale 8/1 for Complicite's MNEMONIC at Red Tape Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Casting has been completed for Red Tape Theatre's (RTT) upcoming production of Mnemonic by Complicite, presented in association with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Ray. (Full cast list below) Tickets for this Chicago Premiere will go on sale Friday, August 1st, 2014 at www.redtapetheatre.org. (more...)

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