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Quality Systems, Inc. Earns Grand Stevie Award in 12th Annual American Business AwardsSM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S. are eligible to submit entries including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. More than 3,300 entries were submitted for consideration across 200+ categories in this year's competition. (more...)

NinthDecimal Mobile Audience Insights Report Reveals New Opportunities for Retailers to Influence Shoppers on Their Smartphones Throughout Their Path-to-Purchase
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NinthDecimal (formerly JiWire), the leading mobile audience intelligence company, today released its quarterly 'Mobile Audience Insights Report,' which focuses on the retail industry and examines how mobile is increasingly influencing consumers' path-to-purchase. In fact, mobile advertising drove 51 percent more store traffic for retailers than non-retail mobile campaigns. Retail marketers also have a significant in-store opportunity, as indicated by a compelling finding that consumers want to receive more mobile ads with discounts (61 percent) and sale item notifications (42 percent) than they are already receiving. (more...)

Alexander Mann Solutions - Platinum Sponsor of 2014 Candidate Experience Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -  Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience, today announced that Alexander Mann Solutions, the world's leading provider of talent acquisition and management services, will support the 2014 Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards at the Global Platinum Sponsor level. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FALL FOR DANCE Kicks Off with a High Energy Evening at the Delacorte
by Frances Steiner - Sep 17, 2014

The Public Theater was founded on the idea that “Culture belongs to everyone.” While Fall for Dance Festival is a brainchild of New York City Center and not The Public, this mandate is similarly a founding principle of the festival. Each performance costs $15 and consists of four works from leading dance companies and artists. This year, City Center commissioned three works in addition to four American premieres and four New York City premieres. Last year, at the tenth anniversary of the festival, City Center partnered with The Public to present two free performances at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. It was so successful that Fall for Dance at the Delacorte will become the annual kick off event. This year, the program consisted of works presented by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, New York City Ballet, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, and Lil Buck. (more...)

Alexander Mann Solutions - Platinum Sponsor of 2014 Candidate Experience Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -  Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience, today announced that Alexander Mann Solutions, the world's leading provider of talent acquisition and management services, will support the 2014 Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards at the Global Platinum Sponsor level. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Terrence McNally on CORPUS CHRISTI: PLAYING WITH REDEMPTION
by Larry Murray - Sep 17, 2014

Terrence McNally has both a hit play on Broadway and a new film documentary about a traveling group of actors performing CORPUS CHRISTIE: PLAYING WITH REDEMPTION soon to be released on DVD and via streaming. We ask the playwright some questions about what prompted him to write a play about religion with an LGBT subtext.. (more...)

Kevin Dwyer Releases Debut Book, PRIDE OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

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Gramma Golden Pens Children's Book for the Eco-Conscious Adult
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

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Nancy Chovancek Releases ANGRY BIRDS AND BEEHIVE HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

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SmartBear Presents on API Performance Testing, Demonstrates SoapUI Plugins at API Strategy & Practice Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

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Quality Systems, Inc. Earns Grand Stevie Award in 12th Annual American Business AwardsSM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S. are eligible to submit entries including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. More than 3,300 entries were submitted for consideration across 200+ categories in this year's competition. (more...)

SmartBear Presents on API Performance Testing, Demonstrates SoapUI Plugins at API Strategy & Practice Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

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Behind The Scenes Of Recording The Soundtrack For ANNIE Remake
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 17, 2014

A new behind the scenes photo featuring the director and the title star from the forthcoming big screen edition of beloved family-friendly musical ANNIE is now available to view in anticipation of the film's December release. (more...)

Winifred Haun & Dancers Set for BREAKING ICE at Link's Hall, 10/16-18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Winifred Haun & Dancers will be featured in Fused Muse Ensemble's “Breaking Ice,” an evening of cutting edge music, dance and video, from October 16 to 18 at Link's Hall. Breaking Ice explores themes of water, ice, our rising oceans, and the fragility of nature. Other collaborative artists in this project include: Video Artist Jessica Segall, Choreographer/Dancer Matthew McMunn, and University of Chicago Physicists Ivo Peters and Qin Xu. (more...)

THE WIGGLES Coming to Benedum Center, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces that after years of captivating children from around the globe, the number one children's entertainment group, The Wiggles, are bringing their "catchy brand of preschool pop" (Chicago Tribune) back to North American audiences. This Fall, "the band that rocks the cradle" (The New York Times) will delight Pittsburgh families on September 30, 2014 at the Benedum Center, 237 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA. Tickets range from $19.50 - $49.50 and are available at TrustArts.org, by phone at (412) 456-6666, or in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue. The North American tour will support The Wiggles' new CD and DVD, Apples and Bananas (available August 26), as well as a new season of their hit television show airing on Sprout. The Wiggles "Ready, Steady, Wiggle" North American Tour is part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Sept 24 for Broadway-Bound N THE QUEEN OF PARIS in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Canadian-based Monlove Enterprises today announced that tickets to the world premiere of N THE QUEEN OF PARIS at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto will go on sale on September 24, 2014. The new musical, which will open exactly one year later, was inspired by the Champagne atmosphere and rags-to-riches romance of Emile Zola's classic novel Nana with its gaslight glimpses into the backstage world of Parisian theatres, 'Joie de vivre' and courtesans' salons. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE' at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

In its first professional production since its Broadway debut, the musical comedy WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN makes its Chicago area premiere in a brand new production at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, now through October 12, with a press opening on September 21. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Magnet Theater to Kick Off 6th Annual New York Musical Improv Festival, 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Magnet Theater presents The Sixth Annual New York Musical Improv Festival from October 16 - 19, 2014 at 254 W. 29th Street, ground floor (between 7th and 8th Avenues), NYC. Tickets are now available for purchase at www.nymif.com. Most tickets are $10-$15 and feature performances by two to four different musical improv acts per show. (more...)

Tapad Appoints Jeff Kelosky To Lead Sales In Detroit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Tapad, the leader in cross-device marketing technology, today announced the appointment of Jeff Kelosky as Senior Director of Sales, Detroit. Kelosky, formerly of online video advertising platform BrightRoll, will expand the Tapad Detroit sales team to serve the region's automotive, advertising and marketing communities. (more...)

Mirvish's 2014-15 Season to Feature Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT, KINKY BOOTS, BUYER & CELLAR & More
by Alan Henry - Sep 16, 2014

David Mirvish has finalized all the details and shows for his 2014-15 line-up of shows. There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series and nine bonus shows not on subscription. That brings the total to a record 19 shows for the 2014-15 season. (more...)

World Premiere of Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca's ANTIGONA Set for UW World Series, 10/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

In October, the UW World Series will present the world premiere of Antigona, a new work by Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca. Hailed by critics everywhere for its transcendent and deeply emotional performances, Noche Flamenca is one of the most authentic flamenco companies in the world today, and Soledad Barrio is its star. Now, in a unique creative partnership, this remarkable company joins with acclaimed American theater director Lee Breuer to create a new work, Antigona, based on Sophocles' ancient Greek heroine. Combining live music, song, and dance, Noche Flamenca's Antigona will bring the fiery, expressive nature of flamenco to one of the world's great tragedies in an evening-length work that promises to be both gripping and intensely moving. The work is conceived and directed by Martin Santangelo with choreography by Soledad Barrio, consulting direction by Lee Breuer, and visual and mask design by Mary Frank. (more...)

Meryl Streep Featured in All-New INTO THE WOODS Poster Art!
by Movies News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Disney has just released all-new poster art for the highly anticipated big screen adaptation of INTO THE WOODS. The film hits theaters on December 25th. Check it out below! (more...)

'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' Enters Final Performances Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The world premiere musical REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW… is entering the final week of its run tonight at the Minetta Lane Theatre. The closing performance will be this Saturday evening, September 20th. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY, CHAPATTI and More Set for FST's 2014-15 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Florida Studio Theatre announces its 14-15 Mainstage Season. Opening the season is the Tony Award winning musical Hairspray, followed by Regional Premieres of the emotionally stirring Dancing Lessons and the theatrical sensation of Fly. Finishing out the season is the Southeastern Premiere of the honest and uplifting Chapatti. (more...)

Mark Lanegan Band Announces US tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Today the MARK LANEGAN BAND announces an Autumn U.S. tour that will begin in Seattle, Washington on October 29th. The band is touring in support of PHANTOM RADIO, a new full-length album that will be released October 21, 2014 on Flooded Soil/Vagrant Records. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Larry Yando in Chicago Shakespeare's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents William Shakespeare's towering epic King Lear, directed by CST Founder and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and featuring Chicago theater legend Larry Yando in the title role. A wrenching story of love, loss and reconciliation, the unraveling of an imperious king has fascinated audiences for more than 400 years. Gaines brings audiences a King Lear for our times, especially relevant as today's generation wrestles with the harrowing effects of aging on loved ones. King Lear opens Chicago Shakespeare's 2014/15 season in the Courtyard Theater, now through November 9, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

192 Books & David Zwirner Books Presents Book Signing with Christopher Williams to Launch PRINTED IN GERMANY, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Join 192 Books & David Zwirner Books at a special book signing with Christopher Williams to launch Printed in Germany published by Walther König on Friday, September 19, 7 PM. (more...)

Center Stage Sets AMADEUS Preshow Activities
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The lobby of Center Stage will be transformed into the Royal Court of Vienna for an immersive preshow experience during the production run of Amadeus, from Sept. 18 to Oct. 12. (more...)

Rogue Machine to Present NICE THINGS, 10/4-11/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Rogue Machine presents the World Premiere of NICE THINGS by Vince Melocchi Opening October 4, 2014 with reception to follow 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, 3pm on Sundays through November 23, 2014 5041 W. Pico Blvd., LA, CA 90019 (more...)

SHALL WE TANGO? Festival to Kick Off Around New York City, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Let Tango embrace you when PAMAR presents 'Shall We Tango, NYC,' a festival of tango dance, music, master classes, film and theater, held in various NYC venues October 7-15. (more...)

The Auditorium Theatre to Celebrate 125th Anniversary With Free Special Events, Beginning 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Celebrating a milestone 125th Anniversary Season, Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University will open its doors for the entire community beginning on October 31 with the first film in the "Made in Chicago" Movie Series, "Chicago," and continuing on November 9 with Family Fun Day where all are welcome to experience the magic of the Auditorium Theatre while enjoying interactive activities, exciting crafts, special tours and more. Both events are free and open to the public. (more...)

MidAtlantic Opera to Host Benefit, RIGOLETTO Sneak Preview, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Mid Atlantic Opera, a new professional opera company headquartered in Morristown, NJ, will host a benefit and sneak preview for its upcoming production of RIGOLETTO on Sunday, September 28 at 5 pm at McCloone's Boathouse, 9 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ. (more...)

Discovery Channel to Present SKYSCRAPER LIVE WITH NIK WALLENDA, 11/2
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Nik Wallenda, “The King of the Highwire” is back at it again. This time, he is heading to the historic “Windy City” of Chicago to attempt his most audacious and challenging tightrope walk yet. (more...)

Chuck Prophet's New Album 'Night Surfer' Streaming at Esquire
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Night Surfer, the thirteenth studio album for acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Chuck Prophet, is now streaming in full exclusively at Esquire. (more...)

NBC's SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Ranks #1 Among Big 4
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

NBC has finished #2 for the ratings week of Sept. 8-14, led by Sunday's Bears-49ers “Sunday Night Football” telecast, which ranked #1 among Big 4 primetime programs in every key ratings measure – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers. (more...)

NBC's SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL is NFL's Most-Watched West Coast Primetime Game Ever
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Despite a late-second quarter 17-0 lead for the San Francisco 49ers, NBC's Sunday Night Football drew an average of 22.2 million viewers for the Chicago Bears' come-from-behind 28-20 victory – marking the most-watched Sunday primetime NFL regular-season matchup ever played on the West Coast. (more...)

Stephen Adly Guirgis to be Honored at 7th Annual 'Mimi' Awards Monday, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced that Stephen Adly Guirgis will be honored with the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award at the Seventh Annual Steinberg Playwright "Mimi" Awards, to be presented on Monday, November 17, 2014 at Lincoln Center Theater. The Mimi Awards promote theater as a vital part of our culture by nurturing American playwrights and encouraging the development and production of new American plays. (more...)

Border Grill Las Vegas Sets Team for New Location at Caesars
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Border Grill Las Vegas has announced their new all-star team, who will be leading the opening of the new location at The Forum Shops at Caesars. (more...)

The Kiss Kiss Cabaret Sets Halloween, Holiday Shows, Begin. 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Kiss Kiss Cabaret presents the 5th annual 'Peek-A-Boo: An Ooky Spooky Halloween Revue', Oct. 3 through Nov. 7 followed by 'Holiday Spectacular' Nov. 14 through Dec. 19. There are no performances on Friday, Nov. 28 or Dec. 26. The Kiss Kiss Cabaret performances are on Fridays at 11 p.m. at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. General admission tickets are $20 and VIP tickets, which include reserved seating, interactions with the host throughout the show, and post-show photo opportunities with the cast, are $25. For tickets or information visit www.KissKissCabaret.com (more...)

James Earl Jones, Chita Rivera, and Chuck Scarborough Set for Rolex's NEW YORK NEW YORK Honoring Angela Lansbury, 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

ROLEX presents NEW YORK NEW YORK a helluva town - Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee on Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th & 7th Aves.) NYC followed by dinner at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. Angela Lansbury will receive the 2014 Rolex Dance Award. Broadway dancer & choreographer Alex Sanchez has created a special number with some of the best dancers from the great white way for the show. The music has been composed by Steven Jamall, who is the Music Director and Supervisor for Rosie O'Donnell and her Rosie's Theater Kids. (more...)

SPCO's Liquid Music Series to Present Third Coast Percussion and Glenn Kotche, 10/5-6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

On Sunday, October 5 and Monday, October 6, at the Music Room at the SPCO Center, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music Series presents Wilco drummer and experimental composer Glenn Kotche alongside innovative percussion ensemble, Third Coast Percussion, spotlighting one of the first performances of a Liquid Music and University of Notre Dame co-commission. These performances will also mark the opening of the Liquid Music Series' 2014-15 season. (more...)

ABC Hits 6-Week High in Adults 18-49
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

ABC was up by double digits week to week in Total Viewers (+11% - 4.1 million vs. 3.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (+10% - 1.1/3 vs. 1.0/3) to a 5-week high in viewers and a 6-week high in young adults – since the weeks of 8/4/14 and 7/28/14, respectively. (more...)

Park Square to Present 33 VARIATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Park Square continues its 2014-2015 season next month with Moises Kaufman's 33 VARIATIONS. The acclaimed author of Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde and The Laramie Project explores genius, obsession and the ability to connect against all odds. Edwin Strout and Karen Landry* play Ludwig van Beethoven and Dr. Katherine Brandt, separated by a continent and a century, but little else. Entertainment Weekly hailed 33 VARIATIONS as 'a convincing case for the genius of emotional variation in each of us, whether we're Beethoven or not.' (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul University to Present IN THE HEIGHTS, 10/1-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Theatre School at DePaul University will present IN THE HEIGHTS, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, and conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, in the Fullerton Stage Theatre in the new Theatre School building located at Racine and Fullerton. The production, directed by Lisa Portes, premieres on Friday, October 3, and runs through Sunday, October 12, 2014. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Previews are on October 1 and 2, at 7:30 PM. (more...)

TripAdvisor Names The Art Institute Of Chicago the Best Museum on Planet Earth
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

TripAdvisor has named The Art Institute of Chicago the best museum on Earth. More precisely, the Art Institute is the winner of the travel site's “Traveler's Choice Award.” (more...)

PLATH/HUGHES Premieres 10/18 at Gorilla Tango
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Robert Eric Shoemaker's intensely moving duet-musical 'PLATH/HUGHES,' previously seen at Curious Theatre Branch's RHINOFEST, will perform at Gorilla Tango Bucktown this fall. 'PLATH/HUGHES' opens Saturday, October 18 at 5:30 pm, and subsequently runs Saturday, October 25, Saturday, November 15, Friday, November 21, and Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at gorillatango.com/bucktown or by calling 773-598-4549. $15 student tickets are available at the door with valid student ID. All performances take place at Gorilla Tango Bucktown, 1919 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647. (more...)

Tickets to ANNIE National Tour at Cadillac Palace Theatre On Sale 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will go on sale to the public Friday, Sept. 19 at 10 AM. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. ANNIE will play Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) for a limited two-week engagement November 18 through 30, 2014. (more...)

SOPHIE TUCKER: LAST OF THE RED HOT MAMAS to Play Bickford Theatre, 10/2-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Morris Museum is pleased to announce that Sophie Tucker: Last of the Red Hot Mamas will open the Bickford Theatre's 2014/2015 season. Written by Richard Hopkins, Jack Fournier, and Kathy Halenda, the show will run in Morristown from October 2 through October 19, 2014. (more...)

Jay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black to Lead DRACULA at the Alley Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Dracula, the Original Vampire Play, the second production in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. Featuring iconic costume and set designs by Edward Gorey, the Alley's production is based on the original 1927 adaptation of the classic thriller that marvelously balances the menace of the horror tale with sophisticated satire. (more...)

Cameron Diaz In New ANNIE Movie Production Photo
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 16, 2014

Screen star Cameron Diaz is among those featured in a series of colorful new social media images have been released this month to promote the forthcoming big screen edition of beloved family-friendly musical ANNIE. (more...)

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