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Take the Progresso Soup 'Lunch Make-OH!ver' Pledge
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

Progresso Soup is challenging America to participate in a 30-day "Lunch Make-OH!ver" where consumers are invited to take the Pledge and commit to making a month of smart lunch choices like Progresso Light. (more...)

Archipeligo Books Celebrates Launch of Mircea Cartarescu's BLINDING, 10/21 - 10/23
by Rosie Hertzman - Oct 2, 2013

This October, Archipelago Books invites you to come out and help them welcome Mircea Cartarescu to NYC as they celebrate the launch of his remarkable Blinding, beautifully translated from the Romanian by Sean Cotter. (more...)

Will Blum, Lindsay Chambers & More to Star in National Tour of ELF THE MUSICAL; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

NETworks Presentations, LLC have confirmed casting for the upcoming national tour of ELF THE MUSICAL, lead by THE BOOK OF MORMON's Will Blum as 'Buddy.' (more...)

Night Photos of Oscar Niemeyer's Brasilia Win at the 2013 International Photography Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

Night photos of the Brazilian capital created by noted architectural and fine art photographer Andrew Prokos are among this year's winners at the International Photography Awards competition. (more...)

Photo Flash: Frankie Moreno Guest Stars in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET in Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno joined the cast of the smash-hit musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Harrah's Las Vegas for a special guest encore appearance, performing the Jerry Lee Lewis hit, 'Rockin' My Life Away.' Scroll down for photos from his performance! (more...)

BWW Recap: THE VOICE Auditions Get Better, Judges Get Pickier in Episode Four
by Molly Tracy - Oct 2, 2013

The audition process gets heated as the talent level rises and the judges get more selective with their choices. (more...)

JOHN ORLANDO Named Executive V.P., Government Affairs for CBS
by TV News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

John Orlando has been named Executive Vice President, Government Affairs for CBS Corporation, it was announced today by Leslie Moonves, President and Chief Executive Officer for CBS Corporation, to whom he will report. (more...)

Weathervane Playhouse to Open Winter Season with LES MISERABLES, Begin. 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

Weathervane Playhouse, Ohio's longest-running summer stock theatre, officially kicks off its expansion into the Winter Season with 'Les Miserables'. (more...)

De Niro, Douglas, Freeman & Kline Grace Cover Of AARP The Magazine
by Movies News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline had never worked together before their upcoming movie Last Vegas, but they still seem like the closest of friends. (more...)

by Stage Tube - Oct 2, 2013

Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno joined the cast of the smash-hit musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Harrah's Las Vegas for a special guest encore appearance, performing the Jerry Lee Lewis hit,"Rockin' My Life Away." Watch a video of the performance below! (more...)

Steep Theatre to Open MOTORTOWN this Week, 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

Steep Theatre Company's 13th Season will begin in grand fashion on October 3rd with the North American Premiere of Motortown by Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens. The production will be directed by Steep Artistic Associate and two-time Jeff Nominated director Robin Witt. The Stephens-Witt playwright-director tandem has proven a winner in the past at Steep, resulting in two of the more memorable shows in recent Chicago theater history: Harper Regan and Pornography. Motortown will be the first Simon Stephens production in Chicago since he received the 2013 Olivier Award for Best New Play for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night. The production is also Ms. Witt's first Steep offering since her 2012 hit production of Dennis Kelly's Love and Money. (more...)

Revlon Names Interim CEO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

Revlon, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has elected David L. Kennedy as Vice Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Alan Ennis, who has decided to leave the Company to pursue other interests. Mr. Kennedy is currently Vice Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors and served as a senior executive of Revlon from 2002 to 2009, including as President and CEO of Revlon from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Kennedy's appointment is effective immediately and Revlon anticipates the appointment of his successor in the near term. (more...)

Florida Opera Festival Announces Principal Casting
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

Daniel Lipton, Opera Tampa's artistic director and conductor, has announced the principal casting for the productions in the Florida Opera Festival. Presented by Opera Tampa and serving as the company's 19th season, the festival will be an exciting, vibrant time filled with grand opera, beautiful music and an assortment of fun-filled events. (more...)

TILLY THE TRICKSTER, DISNEY'S ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR., & More Set for Children's Theatre at Way Off Broadway's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

The Children's Theatre at Way Off Broadway has been a part of The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, a leader in the region's theater community and one of the area's premiere entertainment venues, since 1996 when it opened with an original production of Sleep Beauty. That was the beginning of what would become one of the most popular family entertainment spots in Frederick. To this day, the Children's Theatre at Way Off Broadway is the area's only children's lunch theater, offering a family-friendly meal before each show. (more...)

'Bunheads' Bailey Buntain Heading to ABC Family's BABY DADDY
by TV News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

TVGuide.com reports exclusively that Bunheads star Bailey Buntain will appear on the new seaon of ABC Family's BABY DADDY. (more...)

Peter Schlessel to Take Over as Focus Features CEO
by Movies News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

FilmDistrict founder and CEO Peter Schlessel will transition to Focus Features as its CEO as of January, 2014 (more...)

A VISIT FROM SCARFACE to Open 10/8 at Barter Stage II
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

Beginning October 8, get ready to witness the hilarious and almost true story about the writer of the movie "Scarface'! From the mother/son writing duo, V. Cate and Duke Ernsberger, comes "A Visit from Scarface," playing at Barter Stage II. (more...)

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA'S Kristen Hertzenberg to Play Foundation Room, 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

Coming off her role as Christine in Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular at the Venetian Hotel, Kristen Hertzenberg steps beyond her theatre background to sing the music that has inspired her behind the scenes in her new show KRISTEN HERTZENBERG - BEYOND THE STAGE. The show debuted to a sold-out house at the Art Square Theatre in July and will take place again on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 10:30pm at the Foundation Room atop Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Alongside a band of world-class musicians including two of the stars of Million Dollar Quartet, Kristen brings her own flavor to her favorite Blues, Country, Folk, Rock, and R&B songs. (more...)

Fred Funk Returns to the PGA TOUR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

Stryker Orthopaedics is pleased to announce that GetAroundKnee spokesperson Fred Funk will be returning to the PGA TOUR for the 2013-2014 season. A 20-year veteran of the sport, Funk underwent total knee replacement of his right knee in November 2009 which enabled Him to get back out on the course and back to competing on the Champions Tour. He became a spokesperson for the company in 2011. (more...)

Coming Soon from STAR TREK? Pet Accessories
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

A Crowded Coop, under a license from CBS Consumer Products, will release the first ever official STAR TREK: The Original Series Pet Product Collection, set for release holiday of 2013. This most recent addition to the extensive portfolio of Star Trek licensees expands the iconic brand to pop-culture savvy pets and their owners in the United States. (more...)

At 86, Broadway Veteran GEORGE MARCY Sings and Taps His Way Into Hearts At Don't Tell Mama
by Stephen Hanks - Oct 2, 2013

Now that the legendary Elaine Stritch and Julie Wilson have retired from performing, the only celebrity 80-plusers who have been performing regularly on the cabaret circuit are the equally legendary Barbara Cook and Marilyn Maye. But now there's another octogenarian on the scene and while he may not be a legend, George Marcy is an 86-year-old former Broadway musical theater actor/dancer who recently staged a totally charming and entertaining show at Don't Tell Mama. (more...)

BWW Interviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON's Paris Alexander Nesbitt
by Analisa Swerczek - Oct 2, 2013

BroadwayWorld in Omaha Columnist, Analisa Peyton, sits down with Book of Mormon's Paris Alexander Nesbitt to talk a little about his career and life on the road with this Tony Award winning hit musical. (more...)

First Annual Miami International Children's Film Festival Announces Program and Schedule
by Movies News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

South Florida's youngest film aficionados are eagerly awaiting the first annual Miami International Children's Film Festival, presented by the Coral Gables Art Cinema, as it prepares for its debut next month. (more...)

Alan Alda Set for ICONIC CHARACTERS OF COMEDY at Museum of the Moving Image, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

As Captain Hawkeye Pierce on M*A*S*H (1972-1983), Alan Alda created one of the most important and influential characters in television history. On Tuesday, October 15, at 7:00 p.m., Museum of the Moving Image and The Comedy Hall of Fame will present an evening with Alda to celebrate and examine the story and the legacy of his iconic creation and how it transformed the audience's experience of the Vietnam War. The discussion, "The Rationalist: Alan Alda as Hawkeye Pierce in M*A*S*H," presented with clips, will be moderated by Jeff Greenfield, television journalist and historian. This program is the inaugural event in a new series of high-profile personal appearances, Iconic Characters of Comedy, focused on the impact of comedy delivered through the medium of television on the consciousness of the American public. (more...)

Scoop: AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS on ABC - Sunday, October 20, 2013
by TV Scoop - Oct 2, 2013

Get all the scoop on AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS, airing on ABC on Sunday, October 20, 2013! (more...)

Garden Theatre to Premiere ALICE LOST IN WONDERLAND, 10/18-11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

The Garden Theatre announces the original world premiere of Beth Marshall Presents' production of Alice Lost in Wonderland, written and directed by award-winning playwright Rob Winn Anderson with producing artistic direction by Beth Marshall, October 18 - November 3, 2013, at the Garden Theatre (160 West Plant Street, Winter Garden). Alice Lost In Wonderland is sponsored by Insight Credit Union. The Garden Theatre's 2013-2014 Season is presented by CenturyLink. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Don Rickles & Robert Davi Bring A Taste Of Classic Vegas To Town
by Ellen Sterling - Oct 2, 2013

Classic, vintage Las Vegas entertainer Don Rickles brought back a taste of Golden Age Las Vegas when he asked Robert Davi to open for Him. (more...)

Trevor Noah Set for Swindon December 5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

Fresh from a record-breaking season of shows at London's Soho Theatre and a critically acclaimed total sell-out season at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012, South African comedian, Trevor Noah is proud to present his critically acclaimed show, The Racist, on a ground-breaking tour of the UK which will include a performance at the iconic Apollo, Hammersmith. (more...)

Donmar's JULIUS CAESAR, LA DIVINA CARICATURA World Premiere and More Set for St. Ann's Warehouse 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

St. Ann's Warehouse has announced programming highlights of its 2013-14 season, which will kick off in October with the American Premiere of the Donmar Warehouse's tremendously acclaimed all-female production of Julius Caesar. (more...)

Hal Sparks to Perform at Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square, 11/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

Currently starring in the Disney XD show, LAB RATS, actor and comedian Hal Sparks has come a long way from his start. As a member of the famed Second City Troupe, his quick wit and affable personality quickly gained Him recognition and acclaim, being named the "Funniest Teenager In Chicago" by the Chicago Sun Times. Sparks went on to host the Emmy-Award winning Talk Soup on E! Entertainment Television, receiving raving reviews from fans and critics alike. For five seasons, he co-starred on Showtime's hit series Queer As Folk and appeared in the films Extract, Spiderman 2 and Dude Where's My Car? (more...)

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Adds Additional 10/11 Performance of THE PIGEONING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announced today that an additional performance of The Pigeoning has been added for Friday, October 11, at 7 p.m. The Pigeoning will take place at 937 Liberty Avenue October 9-12, 2013, at 7 p.m. New York-based artist, puppet designer, and performer Robin Frohardtdeveloped The Pigeoning as a resident artist at the HERE Art Center in New York and premieres the production at the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts*. (more...)

Cherry Creek Theatre to Stage VIGIL at Shaver-Ramsey Showroom, 10/4-27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

Cherry Creek Theatre presents Morris Panych's 'Vigil' October 4 - 27 at the Shaver-Ramsey Showroom, 2414 East 3rd Ave. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $28 Adult; $25 Student/Senior and are available by calling 303-800-6578 or online at www.cherrycreektheatre.org (more...)

Aurora Fox to Present THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, 10/4-11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

The Regional Premiere of Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Christopher Cook (directed by Charles Packard) opens October 4 and runs through November 3, 2013 at The Aurora Fox Arts Center (9900 East Colfax Avenue). Tickets are $26 for adults and $22 for seniors and students. For tickets and/or group rates call: 303-739-1970 or visit: www.AuroraFox.org (more...)

American Symphony Season Opener to Recapture 1913 New York Armory Show Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

The American Symphony Orchestra's upcoming season, full of discoveries and revolution begins with New York Avant-Garde today, October 3, 2013. In partnership with the New-York Historical Society's new exhibition and catalog, the ASO recreates the fall-out in music of the famous New York Armory visual arts show of a century ago, in 1913. (more...)

Henry Hugglemonster Halloween-Themed Episode Among Disney Jr's October Highlights
by TV News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

Disney Junior Announces October 2013 Programming Highlights. All programming subject to change. Episodes premiere on the Disney Junior block on Disney Channel. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse Presents PUT IT INTO WORDS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

Written by Ridgefielder Tim Salem, who is the Principal at Scotts Ridge Middle School, with Executive Producer John Balis of Kent, Connecticut (who produced The Entrepreneurs and was Executive Director for Casting By), the film Put It Into Words explores the process a film goes through before it gets made. There will be an on-stage reading of Put It Into Words by the film's actors at The Ridgefield Playhouse today, October 3, at 7 p.m. Pictured are Marq Sheppard, a New York City actor, and actress Kate Billiard of Milford, CT. A pre-event cocktail reception will take place in the lobby.For tickets ($30 includes cocktail reception), call the box office at 203-438-5795, or visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org. (more...)

Matthew McConaughey to Be Honored with Hollywood Actor Award
by Movies News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

Carlos de Abreu, founder and executive producer of the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, announced today that Matthew McConaughey, who starred this year to critical acclaim in Roadside Attractions' 'Mud' and Focus Features' 'Dallas Buyers Club,' will be honored with the Hollywood Actor Award. (more...)

The Spirit of a Sultan is Released
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

The Spirit of a Sultan is not a product of spiritual fantasy but based on the true life accounts of Sufi reverend, poet, and saint, Sultan Bahu. A historical biography reminiscent of Autobiography of a Yogi, the novel uses a slight fictional component to create a spiritual atmosphere throughout the story. The book does a great job of painting a picture of the early centuries in Asia. The author blends the events of the time with the tenets of Sufism to create a dramatic novel that is also spiritual and introspective. A spellbinding tale of enlightenment, this wonderful book follows Sultan Bahu's life history and spiritual journey while showing us all how to connect with God in our hearts and minds. (more...)

Filippo Berio Olive Oil Launches Largest National Advertising Campaign in 150-Year History
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

As the $1 billion olive oil retail category continues to experience a period of high growth, Filippo Berio Olive Oil, the leading U.S. brand, is capitalizing on the industry's expansion by asserting itself as the category leader with a new $7-9MM national advertising campaign. Greater recognition of the health benefits of olive oil and the awareness of the Mediterranean diet, of which olive oil is a staple, are just some of the factors contributing to the increase in domestic olive oil consumption. This has led the United States to surpass Greece in the rankings of olive oil consumption - only falling behind Italy and Spain. Filippo Berio's national campaign, launching the first week in October, is the largest consumer marketing investment in the company's 150-year history. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Denver Center's Mike Hartman and Lauren Klein on Happiness, Marriage, and Death (of a Salesman)...
by Michael Mulhern - Oct 2, 2013

I sat down with the phenomenally talented couple, Mike Hartman and Lauren Klein to discuss romance on and off the stage, the impact of theater in their lives, and taking on such iconic and challenging roles! (more...)

Mikhail Baryshnikov to Bring MAN IN A CASE to Berkeley Rep, 1/25-2/16/2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

Today Berkeley Repertory Theatre announces that legendary performer Mikhail Baryshnikov will return to the Bay Area to star in Man in a Case, adding yet another electrifying show to its 2013-14 season. Man in a Case is based on two of Anton Chekov's 1898 short stories, "Man in a Case" and "About Love." In Big Dance Theater's adaptation, two hunters trade stories both witty and haunting: one about a reclusive man's courtship of a carefree young woman, which forces Him to closely examine his own rigid nature; the other about a man who relives the story of lost love. Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, the creative masterminds behind the Obie Award-winning Big Dance Theater, bring their signature style of cutting-edge theatre to create a high-tech performance filled with movement, music, and video to illuminate those rare occasions when we're offered life-changing possibilities.Baryshnikov is joined onstage by a stellar cast of four veteran performers from Big Dance Theater including its co-director Paul Lazar, who joins the cast for the Berkeley run. (more...)

Colorado Ballet to Open Season with GISELLE, 10/4-13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

Colorado Ballet opens its season with Giselle, October 4-13 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. This hauntingly beautiful ballet features choreography by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot and music by Adolphe Adam performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

French Horn Rebellion premiered Caaalifornia via This Song is Sick and they're offering it as a free download in exchange for a tweet (+ they encourage you to send the track to your favorite Californian lady or gent). (more...)

BWW Reviews: MEASURE FOR MEASURE at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Charles Shubow - Oct 2, 2013

Is this the most sexual Shakespeare play ever written? (more...)

Patrick Linder's Ghost Music Set for Release, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

Using the WWII internment of Japanese Americans as the underpinning for a present-day detective novel, Patrick Linder's Ghost Music moves readers through a multi-generational mystery that stretches from Seattle to the Kansas Plains. Published by Oak Tree Press and formally launching on Oct. 5, 2013 at the Wordstock Festival in Portland (Ore.), Linder's novel asks readers to re-evaluate the past as we search for meaning in the present. (more...)

Quotidian Theatre Company to Open 16th Season with THE ICEMAN COMETH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

Following a season that included the best-selling ensemble musicalJames Joyce's The Dead, the critically-acclaimed two-man drama A Walk in the Woods, and the highly-successful area premiere of Conor McPherson's adaptation The Birds, Quotidian Theatre Company opens its 16th season with The Iceman Cometh, a rarely-performed masterpiece by Nobel Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Eugene O'Neill that The New York Times calls a 'tough, loquacious, magnificent play'. Quotidian's production runs October 25 - November 24 at The Writer's Center in downtown Bethesda. (more...)

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Extended Edition Coming to Blu-ray/DVD 11/5
by Movies News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

Fans of Middle-earth will have the opportunity to gain a broader experience of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, when the epic fantasy adventure is released as an Extended Edition on Digital Download October 22nd and on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD on November 5th from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Gideon Glick, Eva Kaminsky and More in Old Globe's THE FEW
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

The Old Globe presents the World Premiere comedy The Few by award-winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale). Directed by Davis McCallum, The Few will run today, Sept. 28 - Oct. 27, 2013 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, Oct. 3 at 8:00 p.m. Check out a first look at the production shots below! (more...)

Collaborative Artists Ensemble presents West Coast Premiere of Elena Hartwell's 'A Strange Disappearance of Bees'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

Collaborative Artists Ensemble presents the West Coast premiere of play A Strange Disappearance of Bees by Elena Hartwell at the Raven Playhouse at , 5233 LankersHim Boulevard in North Hollywood October 18 through November 17th, 2013. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THREE IF BY AIR Takes Over MMAC
by Gisselle Guillen - Oct 2, 2013

With all the shows one can see in NYC, it's refreshing to see a small theater production that exudes such talent and passion. Three if by Air, performed by the General Mischief Dance Theater at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, is a warm and charming presentation by local actors and acrobatic style performers (more...)

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