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Long Beach Playhouse Celebrates Its 85th Anniversary, 09/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The Long Beach Playhouse celebrates its 85th anniversary by recreating a Stage Door Canteen event. (more...)

THE TONIGHT SHOW Sets Nine-Week Highs In 18-49 Demo and Total Viewers for Week of Aug.11-15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' has reported its top ratings results in nine weeks. Averaging a 1.14 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.002 million viewers overall for the week of Aug. 11-15, 'Tonight' earned its top marks in both categories since the week of June 9-13. (more...)

Yahoo Sports – NBC Sports Network Digital Alliance Ranked No. 2 Among All Sports Digital Sites in July
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

NBC Sports Network Digital Alliance Ranked No. 2 Among All Sports Digital Sites in July (more...)

Rafael Amaya and Gaby Espino Take Favorite Lead Actor Awards at Telemundo's Premios Tu Mundo (Your World Awards)
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Telemundo's electrifying live broadcast of the third annual 'Premios Tu Mundo' (Your World Awards) from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida, celebrated fans' vote for favorite actors, singers and TV moments through a selection process that combined the power of television, web, mobile and social media platforms. Music and Television stars attended the much anticipated event hosted by Gaby Espino and Aaron Diaz, which featured thrilling performances and appearances by renowned artists, including Juanes, Lucero, Gerardo Ortiz and David Bisbal among others. Top honors went to lead actors Rafael Amaya and Gaby Espino who received Favorite Lead Actorawards. On the music side, the Ortiz brothers walked out with an award each, with Gerardo Ortiz takingFavorite Norteño Artist and Kevin Ortiz taking Favorite Banda; while Favorite Pop Artist went to Enrique Iglesias, who also won Party-Starting Song for his summer hit 'Bailando.' 'Santa Diabla' was awardedNovela of the Year and Best Bad Luck Moment, among other acting nods. Fans all over the world voted from 26 competing categories, and the complete list of winners, along with exclusive content about this year's event, can be found at PremiosTuMundo.com. Fans can continue to follow the excitement via Twitter and Instagram @premiostumundo and Facebook.com/PremiosTuMundo, and join the conversation at #PremiosTuMundo. (more...)

SWIM GYM Launches New Curriculum for Safety and Drowning Prevention
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Founded by Former Olympian Robert Strauss, Swim Gym the innovative and revolutionary swim school based in South Florida, is excited to announce it has redesigned its curriculum to meet the needs for aquatic safety and drowning prevention. Starting in August 2014, Swim Gym will offer a multi-layered program with numerous practices and aquatic opportunities for individuals of all ages. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

“The Quest” is up by strong margins week to week, matching a series high with young adults, while ABC's “Rookie Blue” Season Finale grows to its biggest audience since its June Premiere and equals a Season High in Adults 18-49 Up Year to Year, “Rookie Blue” marks its most-watched-ever Season Closer. (more...)

Neil Simon's LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR Opens at Barn Theatre 9/12-10/04
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The Barn Theatre of Montville, NJ will be presenting 'Laughter on the 23rd Floor'. Performances will be on September 12, 19, 20, 26, 27, October 3 and 4 at 8pm; and on September 13, 14, 21, and 28 at 2pm. Tickets are $18 (senior/student tickets are $16 on matinees only). (more...)

NBC Primetime Schedule - Sunday September 7, 2014 - Saturday September 13, 2014
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

NBC Primetime Schedule - Sunday September 7, 2014 - Saturday September 13, 2014 (more...)

Broward Cultural Division Seeks Photographers for 'Inside Out' Initiative; Deadline 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Professional photographers are sought for Broward Cultural Division's initiative, Inside Out. Launched in 2007 by French street artist JR, Inside Out is a global art project transforming messages of personal identity into works of art. (more...)

SANDY HACKETT'S RAT PACK SHOW to Return to Theatre By The Sea, 9/11-15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show was such an audience favorite and critical success when it performed for three weeks in June at the Theatre By The Sea in Wakefield, R.I. that it has been asked back for an encore run of performances September 11-15, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: ON THE TOWN Opens at the Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

From the bustling streets of "New York, New York" comes the first major Chicago production of the iconic musical comedy, ON THE TOWN, which started previews August 13 and opened August 20, running through October 12 at The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL. (more...)

Palo Alto Players to Stage BIG FISH, 9/12-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Palo Alto Players opens its 84th season with the West Coast premiere of the colorful and stirring musical, Big Fish (based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Motion Picture written by John August). With music & lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by John August, this tender tribute to family and the magic of storytelling is a feast for the eyes, as well as the heart. Big Fish will play for 11 performances (September 12-28, 2014) at the Lucie Stern Theater, located at 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. (more...)

THE LION KING's Alton Fitzgerald White Will Give 4,000th Performance as 'Mufasa' Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

THE LION KING Broadway cast member ALTON FITZGERALD WHITE will play his 4,000th performance as Mufasa in the landmark musical event this Saturday evening, August 23rd, 2014. White originated the role of Mufasa in the US touring production in 2002 and in a sit-down Las Vegas production in 2009, in addition to leading the flagship Broadway company intermittently since. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- SPRING AWAKENING at The Merc
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Cabaret at The Merc's new 2014 Summer Series followed up Next to Normal with the Tony Award-winning musical sensation, Spring Awakening, book and lyrics by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind, musical direction by Cris O'Bryon, choreography by Evan D'Angeles and directed by J. Scott Lapp. (more...)

BWW Profile: Mark Ruffalo Emmy Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Jennifer McHugh - Aug 22, 2014

Mark Ruffalo first burst onto the scene in the critical darling, YOU CAN COUNT ON ME in 2000. With his first major role, he was on every critic's must-watch list immediately. Since then, he's never stopped working. 'The Normal Heart' is Ruffalo's first major role on television, and clearly the Emmy community, along with the rest of us, stood up and took notice. His 2014 Emmy nomination is yet another addition to his length list of past nominations in a career that spans nearly two decades. (more...)

Books-A-Million Launches 'Marvel Super Hero Saturdays' in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Books-A-Million locations across the country are calling super heroes everywhere to put their capes on as they host 'Marvel Super Hero Saturdays' during the month of September from 2-4 p.m. (more...)

DESTINATION ARTS! Continues for Week 10 in Waynesboro With Art, Music and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

"Destination ARTS!" activities continue in downtown Waynesboro this weekend. Six galleries will be open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (more...)

World Premiere of Richard Schechner's IMAGINING O Set for 9/10-13 at Peak Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Watch out! Richard Schechner returns, armed with another series of shocks and surprises: the world premiere of "Imagining O" at Peak Performances, September 10-13. Transforming the notoriously erotic French novel "Story of O" into a multi-site, immersive production, the 80 year-old director's most recent work promises to reaffirm Peak's commitment to the ultra and outre challenge, and the director's reputation for creating uncomfortable joy in his audiences. The show opens the Kasser Theater's 10th anniversary season. (more...)

Registration Open for INTO THE WOODS JR With WHBPAC's Teen Theatre Project
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Young actors and actresses rejoice! The Nancy and Frederick DeMatteis Arts Education Program's highly acclaimed Teen Theatre Project returns to WHBPAC to produce its second full-scale musical production. The Brothers Grimm 'go Broadway' as Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine offer up a cockeyed fairy tale in Into the Woods Junior. (more...)

Photo Flash: NYC Parks Unveils Life Rings and Other Water Safety Measures at City Boat Launches
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Following the tragic deaths this summer of two 13-year-old boys in the Bronx River, NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, today announced that NYC Parks has implemented a series of changes at boat launch areas to enhance water safety. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Kimmel Center to Kick Off New Philly ¡En Vivo! Concert Series with Calle 13, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Kimmel Center launches Philly ¡En Vivo! concert series with Calle 13, winner of a record-breaking 19 Latin Grammy awards and two Grammys. Puerto Rican super group, Calle 13, features brothers Rene Perez Joglar a/k/a "Residente" and Eduardo Cabra Martinez a/k/a as "Visitante", mixing social and political messaging in an eclectic, genre defying performance that seamlessly blends Afro-Latin funk, hip-hop, rock and reggae. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents George Balanchine's JEWELS, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Pacific Northwest Ballet sweeps onstage and into a spectacular new season arrayed in emerald green, ruby red, and luminous white. A triple-treat for both eyes and ears, the trio of gems in George Balanchine'sJewels pay tribute to golden ages of music and dance: Emeralds' graceful clouds of tulle whisper French fashion and fragrance; Rubies' jazzy, sassy merger with Stravinsky mirrors the carefree candor of America; and Diamonds' glittering splendor recalls the great choreographer's heritage, so that 'if the entire Imperial Russian inheritance of ballet were lost, Diamonds would still tell us of its essence' (Mary Clarke and Clement Crisp). Jewels runs fromSeptember 26 through October 5 at Seattle Center's Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets and more information are available through the Pacific Northwest Ballet Box Office, 301 Mercer Street at Seattle Center, 206.441.2424, or online at PNB.org. (more...)

AT&T Digital Life, Home Security And Automation Service, Expands In Laconia
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

DALLAS, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ AT&T* today announced beginning Friday, August 22 it will expand Digital Life to cover Laconia, N.H. AT&T Digital Life makes customers' lives easier by simplifying the management of their home. Digital Life offers security, convenience and peace of mind, in a customizable and easy-to-use experience from smartphones, tablets or computer. (more...)

Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett Planning Tour & 'Cheek to Cheek' Follow-up
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2014


Photo Flash: Remembering Robin Williams
by Walter McBride - Aug 22, 2014

It's been over a week since the world lost entertainment legend Robin Williams, who passed away last Monday. The beloved actor and comedian was 63 years old. Below, BroadwayWorld remembers Robin. (more...)

MY INSANE SHAKESPEARE to Play United Solo Theatre Festival, 10/13 & 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

"My Insane Shakespeare" comes to New York City's Theatre Row for world premiere this fall: October 13th and October 19th. Written, directed and performed by international actor Arthur Elbakyan, "My Insane Shakespeare" is currently Sold Out and a Bestseller at the United Solo Theatre Festival. (more...)

Marvin Kernelle Named New Chorus Master of Cape Town Opera
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

This week Cape Town Opera announced the appointment of Marvin Kernelle as the new Cape Town Opera Chorus Master. Kernelle succeeds Albert Horne, who is now Chordirektor & Dirigent at Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Germany. (more...)

Annual Liverpool Comedy Festival Returns in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The annual outing of Liverpool Comedy Festival returns for a lucky 13th year and with 13 days of the finest UK comedy performers, from Tuesday 23 September until Sunday 5 October, in venues across Britain's funniest city. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Lauren Bacall - Part One
by Walter McBride - Aug 22, 2014

Film and stage legend and two-time Tony Award winner Lauren Bacall, passed away last week (first reported by TMZ) at the age of 89. The legendary actress suffered a massive stroke and died at home (New York City's famous Dakota Building) according to a family member. BroadwayWorld remembers the legend below. (more...)

American Theater Company's 30th Season to Open with Chicago Premieres from Anna Deavere Smith, Michael Milligan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

American Theater Company (ATC) kicks off its 30th Anniversary season with two Chicago premieres exploring healthcare in America: Anna Deavere Smith's documentary Let Me Down Easy featuring ATC Ensemble Member Usman Ally, and Mercy Strain by Michael Milligan, top prize winner at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival. ATC's production is the first time Let Me Down Easy will be performed by an artist other than Deavere Smith. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Lauren Bacall - Part Two
by Walter McBride - Aug 22, 2014

Film and stage legend and two-time Tony Award winner Lauren Bacall, passed away last week (first reported by TMZ) at the age of 89. The legendary actress suffered a massive stroke and died at home (New York City's famous Dakota Building) according to a family member. BroadwayWorld remembers the legend below. (more...)

New Food Network Series FOOD TRUCK FACE OFF Premieres 10/2
by Danielle DeSisto - Aug 22, 2014

Four talented teams compete to make their culinary dreams come true by winning their very own customized food truck for a year on new series Food Truck Face Off, premiering Thursday, October 2nd at 8:00pm ET/PT on Food Network. (more...)

Clarence Brown Theatre to Present HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY, 9/4-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

As a singer and songwriter, Hank Williams changed the face of not only country music, but music in general, forever. From September 4- 28, the Clarence Brown Theatre will stage the biographical retelling of his life in Hank Williams: Lost Highway. Rolling Stone called the show, "Exhilarating! A rare achievement in musical theater!" And, the NY Post called Lost Highway, "the best example of a musician's bio put on stage I've ever seen!" UT Medical Center is the corporate sponsor for the production with additional support from the City of Knoxville. Media sponsors are WUOT, WUTK and the Knoxville News Sentinel. (more...)

Disney's LION KING North American Tour Celebrating Sold-Out Engagement in D.C
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The North American touring company of 'The Lion King' celebrated its success in Washington, D.C with a sold-out final performance on August 17th. (more...)

BOXEO TELEMUNDO FORD Becomes Summer's Most-Watched Boxing Series
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

'Boxeo Telemundo Ford,' the longest-running boxing program on US Spanish-language television, became the most watched boxing program on television regardless of language during its 2014 summer season with an average of 566,000 total viewers for a +65% growth versus last year, according to Nielsen. 'Boxeo Telemundo Ford' kicked-off its 2014 summer season with the fight between Jonathan 'Pitbull' Vidal of Puerto Rico and Mexico's Juan 'Loquito' Kantún which became the #1 boxing telecast on television for the week of July 14 and ranked as the program's most-watched telecast in history with 641,000 total viewers. The fight called by René Giraldo and Jessi Losada averaged 294,000 adults 18-49, the best delivery in the demo in six years. The momentum continued as the subsequent three telecasts of the season all ranked within the top five 'Boxeo Telemundo Ford' programs in history among total viewers, including 577,000 total viewers delivered on July 25 for the fight between David 'Severo' Carmona y Ricardo 'El Meserito' Rodríguez; 529,000 total viewers on August 1 for the fight between Daniel 'El Alacrán' Lozano and Antonio Tostado, and finally 516,000 total viewers on August 8 for the fight between Edgar 'Nene' Ortega and Daniel Rosario. (more...)

Scoop: HAWAII FIVE-0 on CBS - Friday, September 12, 2014
by TV Scoop - Aug 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on HAWAII FIVE-0, airing on CBS on Friday, September 12, 2014! (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS, THE DUCHESS OF MALFI and More Set for The Theatre School at DePaul University's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The Theatre School at DePaul University has announced the 2014-15 season -- featuring two world premieres, reimagined classics, contemporary pieces, and engaging entertainment for the whole family. (more...)

Smithsonian's JOURNEY STORIES Exhibition Travels to Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 9/13-10/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Journey Stories is a traveling Smithsonian exhibition that explores how migration and transportation built our nation, how it has changed us, and how our mobile world looked to travelers along the way. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND's Harvey Weinstein Challenges Naysaying Michael Riedel to See His Show
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

After Michael Riedel's column surveying the critical response to the new, Broadway-bound musical FINDING NEVERLAND currently playing at A.R.T., in which he proclaimed the show already 'dead in the water', the musical's producer Harvey Weinstein has issued what he calls 'The Riedel Challenge'. (more...)

Hackett Miller Launches New '10 IN 60' Podcast With Host Comedian Sandy Hackett
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Fresh off yet another successful, critically acclaimed cross country summer touring season of 'Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show," (www.SandysRatPack.com) Hackett Miller announce the exciting debut from its newly formed multi-media division, the Hackett Miller Network. (more...)

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Comes to The Cape Playhouse, 9/16-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The national tour of the international hit show Menopause The Musical comes to The Cape Playhouse for a one week run this fall, playing September 16-21. Menopause The Musical is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change." (more...)

Tammy Pescatelli to Perform at Comedy Works Landmark Village, 9/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Comedy Works is pleased to announce that Tammy Pescatelli will perform at Comedy Works South at the Landmark. (more...)

2014 Hilton Head International Piano Competition Winner Shen Lu to Play Carnegie Hall, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The Hilton Head International Piano Competition (HHIPC) will present its 2014 First Prize-winner, Shen Lu, at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, November 8, 2014, 2:30 p.m. Mr. Shen will perform works by Beethoven, Chopin, Tan Dun, Rachmaninoff, Ravel and Scarlatti. (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: Go ON THE TOWN, To The Greatest Show You've Never Seen
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 21, 2014

When the Marriott Theatre in far north suburban Lincolnshire announced it was mounting a production of the 1944 landmark musical comedy 'On The Town,' most cognoscenti were excited. I mean, this is a show that everyone who takes musical theater seriously has studied, but that few have actually seen. (more...)

The Met's Summer HD Festival Lights Up Lincoln Center Plaza with MOONSTRUCK, EUGENE ONEGIN and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera's popular Summer HD Festival returns to Lincoln Center Plaza with screenings of ten acclaimed productions from the Met's Emmy Award-winning Live in HD series, including four new productions from the 2013-14 season. (more...)

Seattle Rep's 2014 New Play Festival to Kick Off This October; Tickets on Sale 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Seattle Repertory Theatre announced today the programming and schedule for the 2014 New Play Festival, running Oct. 17-26, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal with the Cast of Playwrights Realm's MY MANANA COMES
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2014

The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Artistic Director; Alexander Orbovich, Managing Director) presents the world Premiere of MY MAÑANA COMES by Elizabeth Irwin anddirected by Chay Yew. Performances begin August 26 and continue through September 20, 2014 with a September 4 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). Go inside rehearsals in the video below! (more...)

Sydney Festival 2015 to Kick Off With Tabac Rouge in an Australian Exclusive
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

In January 2015 James Thierree returns to Sydney Festival with Tabac Rouge, his largest and most extravagant work to date. Acrobat, musician, dancer, actor, mime, choreographer - Thierree is recognised as one of the world's greatest and most creative contemporary circus performers. (more...)

Nordson Corporation Reports Record Quarterly Results and Guides to Record Full Year Performance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

“Our team continued to apply our model of innovative products, application expertise and global customer support across our diverse and growing end markets, resulting in organic growth in every segment and geography and all-time quarterly records in sales, operating profit and earnings per share,” said Nordson President and CEO Michael F. Hilton. “Operating margin in the quarter was 25 percent, two percentage points higher than the strong level we delivered in the third quarter a year ago. We also continued our balanced approach to capital deployment during the quarter, investing $36 million for the repurchase of shares and distributing approximately $11 million in dividends during the quarter. Free cash flow in the quarter before dividends was $70 million and our balance sheet has significant capacity for ongoing capital deployment. Shortly after the end of the quarter, we also announced the purchase of Avalon Laboratories, a high performing manufacturer of single use specialty medical tubing. This business is a great strategic addition to our existing range of fluid management solutions for the global medical device market, and we're pleased to welcome all Avalon employees to Nordson.” (more...)

Intuit Fourth-quarter Revenue Grew 13%; QuickBooks Online Subscriber Growth Accelerated to 40%
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

“We closed fiscal 2014 on a strong note. Overall customer growth is accelerating, active use and attach rates are increasing, and global adoption is in full swing,” said Brad Smith, Intuit's president and chief executive officer. “We've reached an inflection point, as more new customers chose QuickBooks Online over QuickBooks Desktop, fueled by the success of our reimagined QuickBooks Online product experience. (more...)

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