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BWW Interview: Keith Lockhart Discusses Billy Porter and the 2014 Boston Pops Season
by Joseph F. Panarello - May 9, 2014

In a phone conversation, Maestro Keith Lockhart talks about Billy Porter, Leonard Nimoy and the upcoming Pops season (more...)

MadLab Theatre Kicks Off THEATRE ROULETTE 2014 Today
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

MadLab Theatre presents Theatre Roulette 2014! In its fifteenth year, Central Ohio's longest running shorts festival presents 3 very distinct nights of new works rotating over 3 weekends culminating in the final day when all 3 nights of programming are performed. (more...)

Vaya Accesses Latin America's Hidden Gems
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Oftentimes there are off the beaten path surprises right next to the places where the masses are congregating, and it's finding those hidden gems and the highest quality local guides that will navigate them that really sets companies apart, explains Jim Lutz, founder and president of Vaya Adventures. His company creates custom itineraries throughout South and Central America and specializes in finding these lesser-known local gems. (more...)

BWW Review: A Grand Night for Singing at The Pops
by Nancy Grossman - May 8, 2014

America's Orchestra opened its 129th spring season with Keith Lockhart conducting and Jason Alexander as special guest artist. Best known as Seinfeld's best buddy George Costanza, the Tony Award-winning Alexander is a consummate showman and offered a celebration of Broadway music to complement the Pops' selections by American masters from Copland to Ellington to Gershwin. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SoLuna Studio's XANADU
by Melissa Giordano - May 7, 2014

To see an all-out fun production like Xanadu is certainly a pleasure. The musical, currently running at Hauppauge's SoLuna Studio, is entertaining and the talented cast delivers in all its campy glory. The story, a spoof of the atrocious 1980's movie, follows Kira who sets out to inspire a struggling artist in order to achieve his utmost creative desire... a roller disco! (more...)

92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists 2015 Season to Feature 'FIDDLER,' Sondheim & Prince Celebrations and More
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

92Y announces the line-up for Lyrics & Lyricists 2015, the 45th season of the country's preeminent American Songbook series. Returning artistic directors include David Loud on the legendary Stephen Sondheim/Harold Prince collaboration, Deborah Grace Winer on New York City in song, and the team of Sheldon Harnick (host) and Rob Fisher on Fiddler on the Roof's 50th anniversary. Playwright/actor Charles Busch makes his debut as an L&L artistic director with a show spotlighting the legendary women of Hollywood musicals; a fifth concert will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Shakespeare Society to Honor Richard Easton & Hamish Linklater at Playing Shakespeare Celebration, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

On June 9 from 6-8 pm, The Shakespeare Society will host their second annual Playing Shakespeare Celebration at The Century Club (7 West 43rd Street). The Shakespeare Medal will be presented to Richard Easton, and The Linda Gross Playing Shakespeare Award will be presented to Hamish Linklater. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Kelly Warne Talks THE RESIDUALS, Stand-Up, Sex Therapy, and Bodily Functions
by Matt Tamanini - May 29, 2014

As a general journalistic rule, if you are going to be writing an article, a stand-up comic is a terrible interview subject if you are looking for controlled, measured responses. However, if you are ok with the interview occasionally going off the rails and having to turn the volume up really loud on the interview tape just to hear answers through the laughter, then go for it. (more...)

Acclaimed Actress Dame Helen Mirren Speaks Her Mind on Sex, Love, Solitude and 'Stripper Heels' in the June/July Issue of AARP The Magazine
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Down-to-earth, sassy, self-deprecating and devilishly opinionated to the core, Oscar winner Helen Mirren is every bit the wise and witty Dame she appears to be. And while at 68, Mirren can fool people into thinking she's the picture of British reserve, the acclaimed actress is ready to reveal her irrepressible spirit in the June/July issue of AARP The Magazine. Discussing everything from high tea at her Italian villa to her favorite pair of 'stripper heels,' as she refers to them, the star of the upcoming film, The Hundred-Foot Journey reveals why she'll never slow down for anyone. (more...)

2 Destination Language Return To Pulse Festival
by Guest Blogger: Pulse Festival - May 29, 2014

The flowers are ordered and the train tickets booked for Ipswich. It's exciting to be coming back to Pulse after a year - it's where Near Gone started to gather some momentum, where we learned from the audience response that we were onto something. (more...)

Award-Winning Indie TIGER LILY ROAD Heads to Manhattan Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - May 28, 2014

Cinefugitivo's award-winning indie, Tiger Lily Road will play its second New York festival in as many months - the 2014 Manhattan Film Festival on June 26th. (more...)

Palo Alto Players to Present Aaron Sorkin's THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION, 6/13-29
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

The fifth, and final, show of Palo Alto Players' 83rd season is The Farnsworth Invention. Written by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, Moneyball, The Social Network, A Few Good Men), this fast-talking, witty drama tells the story of two men locked in an epic competition to lay claim to the most influential invention of the last century: television. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Recap: IDOL Game Changer Can't Prevent Major Elimination
by Matt Tamanini - May 2, 2014

Oh boy! Tonight's elimination episode kicked off with Ryan Seacrest teasing a 'shocking twist' that none of the idols will see coming. After last week's absolutely not-shocking 'shocking' elimination, I was more than a little weary of trusting Ryan. Next he said that each finalist will have a difficult decision to make. I wasn't sure if this would actually end up being 'game-changer' or just another in a long line of IDOL swerves. (more...)

VIDEO: Keith Urban Performs New Single 'Good Thing' on AMERICAN IDOL
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2014

Keith Urban stepped away from the judge's table on last night's AMERICAN IDOL to sling his guitar on the Idol stage. Below, watch as Keith performed his latest single, "Good Thing!" (more...)

InDepth InterView: Linzi Hateley Talks New 54 Below Show, Plus CARRIE Memories, LES MISERABLES, LONDON ROAD Movie & More
by Pat Cerasaro - May 19, 2014

Today we are talking to an accomplished and charismatic West End and Broadway star who originally made a name for herself as the title character in the infamous page-to-stage adaptation of Stephen King's CARRIE who has gone on to achieve acclaim for numerous starring roles in the UK ranging from JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT to CHICAGO as well as the original West End casts of THE SECRET GARDEN, MARY POPPINS, and, most recently, LONDON ROAD - Linzi Hateley. Shedding some light on her unforgettable West End and Broadway debut as well as bringing us all the way up to the present day commenting on her hotly anticipated return to New York later this month with her new cabaret show at 54 Below, titled SINCE CARRIE, Hateley grants a rare all access pass to her career onstage and onscreen. Besides all about SINCE CARRIE and CARRIE itself, Hateley also recounts her experiences participating in the original cast of a number of notable West End and UK productions, including THE SECRET GARDEN, MARY POPPINS and more. Also, Hateley shares first news of the forthcoming feature film adaptation of UK hit LONDON ROAD and how her stage role will be adapted to the big screen iteration. On the topic of screen roles, Hateley also offers the 411 on her participation in the smash hit cinematic version of international stage hit LES MISERABLES and voices her thoughts on the movie musical revolution in general. Besides all of that, Hateley reflects on her work in the Stephen Sondheim revue MOVING ON and offers opinions on some of her most cherished studio recordings. All of that, a look ahead to starring in Cameron Mackintosh's upcoming UK tour of BARNUM and much more in this wide-ranging chat with an astonishingly versatile and always engaging West End and Broadway leading lady. (more...)

BWW Blog: To the Mothership - Day Three - LADY DAY and BUYER & CELLAR
by Jay Irwin - May 19, 2014

Day three was yet another roller coaster of emotions as we went from the tragic yet beautiful to the hilarious. I guess I planned this schedule pretty well. Let's start with the beyond words amazing Audra and then we'll move on from there. (more...)

BWW Interview: Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Nominee Jim Brochu
by Adrienne Onofri - May 15, 2014

Brochu won multiple awards for 'Zero Hour' and returned this year with an autobiographical tribute to character actors, 'Character Man'. (more...)

Nearly One-Third of Employers Expect Workers to Job-Hop
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

CHICAGO, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Does job-hopping (working for various employers for a short period of time) carry the same stigma in today's job market? Not necessarily, according to a new study from CareerBuilder. More than half (55 percent) of employers surveyed said they have hired a job-hopper and nearly one-third (32 percent) of all employers said they have come to expect workers to job-hop. (more...)

Charlie Rose to Accept 2014 National Press Club Fourth Estate Award
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2014

Charlie Rose, acclaimed broadcast journalist and interviewer, will accept the National Press Club's most-honored prize, the Fourth Estate Award, at a gala dinner on September 13 in Washington, D.C. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROMEO AND JULIET Is a Triumph and a Rare Chance to See it in Period Costume
by Barry Lenny - May 11, 2014

They do say that, when you are on a Good Thing, stick to it, and the University of Adelaide Theatre Guild is doing just that, inviting Megan Dansie to direct William Shakespeare's tragic love story, (more...)

U-Haul Offering 30 Days of Free Self-Storage and U-Box Portable Moving and Self-Storage Pods to Residents Affected by Recent Flash Floods Throughout Fla, Ala, and N.C.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

PENSACOLA, Fla., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The U-Haul Company of Southern Alabama is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box Portable Moving and Self-Storage Pods to all residents who were affected by the recent, devastating flash floods that swept through parts of the Alabama Gulf Coast and the Florida Panhandle late Tuesday and early Wednesday. (more...)

LEARN TO BE LATINA Plays Milagro Theatre, Now thru 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

What would you do if you were told that you need to stop being how you are, looking how you look, and loving how you love? That your style of clothes, and the way you walk and talk are not good. Would you agree? You'll also be told what to do, how to dress and even how to love! Would you do that? It sounds unthinkable in our modern western society, where we have been told so often that being yourself is a Good Thing, right? Think again. Isn't that what we hear every time we turn the TV on or flip the pages of any magazine? 'You have to look like this!' 'You must do that!' We may not notice anything odd about this until we come across the smart, critical and satirical portrait of this reality framed in 'Learn to be Latina' by Enrique Urueta, playing at Milagro Theatre from today, May 1-31, 2014. (more...)

Adventure Theatre MTC Season to Close with Tasty Musical PINKALICIOUS, 6/20-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Adventure Theatre MTC concludes its 2013-2014 62nd Season with Pinkalicious, the Musical, June 20 - Aug. 31, 2014 based on the starting book of the runaway series, "Pinkalicious" by Victoria Kann & Elizabeth Kann, script by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann, music by John Gregor, and lyrics by John Gregor, Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann. Pinkalicious, the Musical is directed by Carl Menninger, with music direction from Wayne Chadwick and choreography and movement by Michael J. Bobbitt. Carolyn Agan, who recently performed as Olive Ostrovsky in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Ford's Theater, plays the titular heroine. (more...)

BWW Interview: Patrick Neil Doyle Battles in MACBETH
by Naomi Serviss - Jun 6, 2014

Doyle is part of an ensemble led by Sir Kenneth Branagh that will stage that Scottish play in the vast drill hall of the Park Avenue Armory. (more...)

OHL's Mike Honious, COO of Contract Logistics Is Speaking at IRCE 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ OHL Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Contract Logistics, Mike Honious will be speaking at the upcoming Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE) event. He will be speaking along with Sarah Thompson, Seventh Generation Manager, eCommerce, Digital Marketing. (more...)

The M Center Hosts Psychic Night, Presents Playwriting Class Projects, Belly Dancer and CRiCKeT Lecture Over the Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

The M's second psychic night was a rousing success. With lines out the door for tarot card readings, it was a Good Thing that Mary Elizabeth Micari invited guest reader Giovanni Conti to join her at the tables. People came from as near as down the block and as far as Long Island to learn what was in the cards for them from experienced readers, Mary and Giovanni. 'We were excited to come, so we made a night of it, we went to one of the restaurants here and then after, we went for drinks ... I miss Brooklyn!' exclaimed Gina Ocello. (more...)

Wizards Time LLC Launches New Game
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Predator 2048 Puzzle Plus Game, a brand new game made by Wizards Time LLC, has finally seen the light of day. This number puzzle game is available to all users with Android phone and tablet devices but iOS version is expected soon. The game made a debut on Google Play Store where users can download it free of charge. (more...)

Review Roundup: JUST JIM DALE Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Jun 3, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Tony Award-winner, two-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Academy Award nominee Jim Dale in his solo show, Just Jim Dale, directed by Tony Award winner Richard Maltby, Jr. Just Jim Dale officially opens tonight, June 3, at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Fitness Franchise Founder Bedros Keuilian Details the Top Five Things to Look For When Beginning a Franchise
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Bedros Keuilian is the founder of the wildly successful Fit Body Boot Camp franchise and is also known throughout the industry as a fitness marketing expert. He says that he believes this is the best time to start a fitness business franchise, but that people need to shop very carefully before deciding on a brand. (more...)

Jason Boland & The Stragglers to Perform at Fox Theatre, 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Z2 Entertainment will present Jason Boland & The Stragglers at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, August 14th, 2014. Tickets are on sale Friday, June 27th for $15.00 in advance or $17.00 day of show. (more...)

BWW Blog: Matching Behaviors and Goals: The Road to Training and Recovery
by Mark Fisher Fitness - Jun 23, 2014

Who doesn't love an evening at a jazz club in the village? Several years ago I visited Jules Bistro in the East Village to see a friend's jazz combo swing the night away. At the end of the night, I decided to indulge my inner people watcher, and walk back to Penn. Hang a left at Broadway and I'd make it there eventually, right? I was in a people-watching trance until I reached the Federal Reserve and realized: Right road. Wrong direction. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Jobsite's RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET at the Jaeb
by Peter Nason - Jun 23, 2014

What do you do when a production is first rate, when everyone onstage is absolutely stellar, but the forced camp of the script grounds the entire enterprise? (more...)

BWW Interviews: Kathy Voytko Brings Fannie Home
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 22, 2014

'Some see her as an instigator and a handful, and others think she was ahead of her time. She was smart, well-read, appreciated literature and poetry, and was a strong woman - not a Good Thing for the time!' Actress Kathy Voytko is speaking about the latest role which has brought her from Broadway to Brunswick, Maine, where she will portray Fannie Chamberlain in Maine State Music Theatre's second season production of Sarah Knapp and Steven M. Alper's musical, Chamberlain: A Civil War Romance. Voytko is clearly intrigued by the challenge of portraying this fascinating Civil War character whose life and that of her husband, legendary soldier, governor, and Bowdoin president, Joshua L. Chamberlain, was inextricably bound to this coastal Maine town. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The 'L' Word is 'Laughter' During JANE LYNCH's Gleeful, Quirky Debut Cabaret Show at 54 Below
by Stephen Hanks - Jun 21, 2014

In the TV musical comedy-drama, Glee, the award-winning actress Jane Lynch plays the deliciously evil high school cheerleading coach-turned-principal Sue Sylvester, who is constantly trying to sabotage the efforts of the school's glee club to compete in singing competitions or even exist. It's a Good Thing nobody tried to prevent Lynch from taking a real-life crack at nightclub singing, as her debut show this past week at 54 Below (the last show is tonight at 8pm) was a delightful breath of cabaret fresh air. (more...)

A New Guide to Finding an Invoice Factoring Service Launches Online
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

A new website, http://www.factoringinvoices.org.uk/, has been launched to help businesses and individuals find a reliable and trustworthy invoice factoring service (http://www.factoringinvoices.org.uk/factoring-a-free-guide/). The website fills a gap in the market that existed prior to its launch. By creating a directory of some of the most useful companies who offer this service, the website hopes to become an indispensable resource to anyone with outstanding invoices that they would like to pass on to a recovery firm for a small fee or percentage of the total amount owed. (more...)

Senspark announces Gold Miner Game Now Available for Intel' AtomTM Tablets for Android*
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ The charming Gold Miner game from Senspark is now being offered to Intel Atom TM tablets for Android*. Mobile device users can now play this clever game right on their screens. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: Marissa Mulder Again is Magical, But When It Comes to 'Standards' You Gotta Have Standards
by Stephen Hanks - Jun 19, 2014

Rising cabaret star Marissa Mulder's most recent performance of 'Living Standards' at the Metropolitan Room was certainly up to the high standard she has set for herself over the past couple of years. In fact, she's so consistently solid that she overcame the show's misguided and clunky premise that some very good contemporary songs should be thought of as 'standards.' (more...)

'Cancer - It's A Good Thing I Got It' by Bestselling Author David A. Koop Featured by Amazon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

SALEM, Ore., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Inspirational speaker David A. Koop's bestselling memoir 'Cancer - It's A Good Thing I Got It! The Life Story of a Very Lucky Man' is being promoted as the featured book of the week by Amazon. (more...)

Review Roundup: Kid-Friendly Sequel HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 Opens Today!
by Danielle DeSisto - Jun 13, 2014

The Dreamworks-crafted film 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' hits theaters today, June 13th. (more...)

Palo Alto Players Opens Aaron Sorkin's THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION Today, 6/13-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The fifth, and final, show of Palo Alto Players' 83rd season is The Farnsworth Invention. Written by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, Moneyball, The Social Network, A Few Good Men), this fast-talking, witty drama tells the story of two men locked in an epic competition to lay claim to the most influential invention of the last century: television. (more...)

Marina's Menu: Big Smoke Burger, Charity and Great Food Come Together
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 8, 2014

Big Smoke Burger in NYC, Enjoy Burgers and Give Back (more...)

Author Glen Collier Releases 'Empire 1337'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

SAN DIEGO (more...)

54 SINGS MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Comes to 54 Below, 5/11; Replaces 'TIME AND AGAIN'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

On Sunday, May 11, 54 Below will present '54 Sings Merrily We Roll Along.' The one night only event replaces the previously announced '54 Sings Time And Again' concert that was to have taken place on May 11. (more...)

New Phogy App Gives 3D Effect to Photography on Smartphones
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

SINGAPORE, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Vivoti Ltd. launches New 3D Phogy – moving emotions app for Android-powered devices which gets the pictures in motion. It creates 3D effect selfies or regular shots of favorite objects such as friends, family, pets, nature. Users can expect new photography experience after they open Phogy files in app´s gallery. Best shots are perfect to share via email and social networks or as 3D live wallpapers. (more...)

New Phogy App Gives 3D Effect to Photography on Smartphones
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

SINGAPORE, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Vivoti Ltd. launches New 3D Phogy – moving emotions app for Android-powered devices which gets the pictures in motion. It creates 3D effect selfies or regular shots of favorite objects such as friends, family, pets, nature. Users can expect new photography experience after they open Phogy files in app´s gallery. Best shots are perfect to share via email and social networks or as 3D live wallpapers. (more...)

BroadwayWorld's 2013-14 Season Wrap-Up!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 28, 2014

Tomorrow is one of the most exciting mornings of the year for any theatre fan. The 2014 Tony Award Nominations will be announced from The Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel. The Tony Nominations can be viewed LIVE (8:30am ET) on BroadwayWorld.com. Be sure to follow us throughout the day for reactions from the nominees, analysis and much more. With only hours left until the big moment, catch up on all of this year's eligible shows and how they fared with the critics (including BroadwayWorld's own Michael Dale) in BroadwayWorld's Season Wrap-Up! (more...)

LEARN TO BE LATINA to Play Milagro Theatre, 5/1-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

What would you do if you were told that you need to stop being how you are, looking how you look, and loving how you love? That your style of clothes, and the way you walk and talk are not good. Would you agree? You'll also be told what to do, how to dress and even how to love! Would you do that? It sounds unthinkable in our modern western society, where we have been told so often that being yourself is a Good Thing, right? Think again. Isn't that what we hear every time we turn the TV on or flip the pages of any magazine? 'You have to look like this!' 'You must do that!' We may not notice anything odd about this until we come across the smart, critical and satirical portrait of this reality framed in "Learn to be Latina" by Enrique Urueta, playing at Milagro Theatre from May 1-31, 2014. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alfie Boe Talks TRUST, MR. SELFRIDGE, and Career
by David Clarke - Apr 24, 2014

Alfie Boe, who is internationally recognized for his tenor voice, first gained recognition in the US when he starred in Baz Luhrmann's LA BOHÈME. In 2010, he took on the role of Jean Valjean for the 25th Anniversary Concert of LES MISERABLES. Now, he is gearing up for the US release of his latest album, TRUST, and his appearance on Mr. Selfridge. Recently, I chatted with Alfie Boe about these projects and his career. (more...)

BWW Blog: NY Flyers President ALAN GARDNER on Reclaiming Boston and Celebrating Freedom
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 24, 2014

A year ago, on April 15th, I traveled to Boston to cheer on my New York Flyers teammates and other friends running the Boston Marathon. We have a table at mile 17ish every year. This time I was going to jump in with my girlfriend, Stephanie Pianka, and run the last 9 miles with her. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek Cast New CBS Comedy BAD TEACHER Visits 'The Talk'
by - Apr 23, 2014

The cast of CBS's new comedy series "Bad Teacher" Ari Graynor, David Alan Grier, Sara Gilbert and Ryan Hansen visit THE TALK (more...)

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