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Global Charity Race, WINS FOR LIFE, Announces 2016 Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

SUNRISE, Fla.and SANTA CLARITA, Calif., May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ In a record-breaking global charity race, 130,732 people registered to compete at 34 locations in 33 countries for the third annual Wings for Life World Run, raising more than $7.5 million for spinal cord injury research. (more...)

NTN Buzztime, Inc. Reports First-Quarter 2016 Results
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

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Ardea Arts Receives Commissioning Grant from OPERA America
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Ardea Arts - Family Opera Initiative is proud to announce that it has been awarded a Commissioning Grant from OPERA America's Opera Grants for Female Composers program, for the orchestration of Animal Tales, a family-friendly opera composed by Kitty Brazelton, written by George Plimpton, and directed by Grethe Barrett Holby. (more...)

You're Bacon Me Crazy: Pizza Hut' Debuts Bacon Stuffed Crust Pizza With New Applewood Smoked Bacon
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Pizza Hut, recognized as the pizza restaurant company which serves and delivers more pizzas than any other pizza company in the world, is back with a fan favorite mash-up. The company behind incredible flavor innovations like the Original Stuffed Crust, Stuffed Garlic Knots Pizza and Cheesy Bites Pizza, now brings together two of America's favorite foods in one pizza: The Bacon Stuffed Crust Pizza. (more...)

ONE World Sports Live Coverage of International Ice Hockey Federation Championship Begins Today
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

ONE World Sports begins its live coverage of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Championship this today at 9:00 AM ET when Sweden takes on Latvia. Live coverage of the IIHF World Championships continues through May 17. (more...)

Contemporary Theater Company to Host FAIRY TEA PARTY
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The Contemporary Theater Company is celebrating spring with its 3rd Annual Fairy Tea Party on May 28 at 2 pm at the Kinney Azalea Gardens! (more...)

Fly Before You Buy: Drone Testing Cage Unveiled at B&H Photo Manhattan SuperStore
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

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Ardea Arts to Showcase BOUNCE THE BASKETBALL OPERA at Paerdegat Park
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Ardea Arts announces BOUNCE The Basketball Opera, their latest project in development. Showcase performances will take place at Paerdegat Park in East Flatbush, Brooklyn Saturday-Monday June 25-27, 2016 at 6pm. (more...)

Allegro Senior Living Announces Ground Breaking on $45M Development in...
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

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Ken Holland of Detroit Red Wings and Adam Genei of Mobsteel to Keynote Cleary University's Vehicle to a Better Future Event
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

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The Blank Theatre's 24th Annual Young Playwrights Festival Names Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

?Now celebrating its 24th Anniversary, The Blank Theatre's Nationwide Young  Playwrights Festival has chosen 12 plays by playwrights aged 16-19 from seven different states. These plays will be presented by professional actors and directors in this year's Festival at The Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, June 2-26. (more...)

Talbot Davis Releases Fourth Bible Study Book
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ With the success of his last three Bible study books, Talbot Davis is releasing 'Solve' on May 17, 2016, with publisher Abingdon Press. 'Solve' will present readers, life groups, and preachers in training with a path that moves them from problems to solutions, giving them valuable takeaways from the book of Nehemiah to use in their everyday lives. (more...)

Andrew Bovell's New Play THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE to Premiere in Adelaide
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

In a landmark development, State Theatre Company enters its first ever international co-production with London-based theatre company Frantic Assembly. THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE is a brand new commissioned work by leading Australian writer Andrew Bovell that will have its world premiere in Adelaide, before seasons in Canberra and the UK. (more...)

Theatre @ Boston Court's THE GOLDEN DRAGON to Open This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

What starts out as a simple toothache evolves into a dizzying chain of events as a group of disparate people, played by a cast of five who assume many roles indiscriminate of age, gender, and race, struggle to make connections in an increasingly isolated world. At the center of the story is a Thai/Chinese/Vietnamese restaurant, The Golden Dragon, where a young Chinese man suffering from an oversensitive incisor sparks a whacked and weird series of interconnected stories. A delicious mixture of epic theatre, bizarre comedy, poetry, and fable combine to create this fabulous pho. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre to Present WHEN SHE HAD WINGS, Begin. 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre will present When She Had Wings by Suzan Zeder, directed by artistic resident Nick Saldivar, as part of its Next Stage program on May 17th, May 21st, and May 22nd in Stage II. (more...)

BWW Review: Award winning JERUSALEM Misses the Mark at Ensemble
by Roy Berko - May 2, 2016

If you go to see JERUSALEM, now on stage at Ensemble Theatre, don't expect it to be about people living in the Israeli city of that name, or of the 2013 film of the same name concerning a group of messianic pilgrims abandoning their native Sweden to emigrate to Palestine. (more...)

Food Network Announces June 2016 Highlights
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

As summer kicks into high gear, Food Network serves up a month of hot competition series starting with a trip back through the decades with the premiere of Cutthroat Kitchen: Time Warp Tournament on Wednesday, June 1st (more...)

Zimmerli Art Museum to Display Woodcut Prints from Helen Hyde, Bertha Lum
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

New Brunswick, NJ – The historic re-establishment of trade between Japan and Western nations in 1853 also greatly influenced art and culture throughout the second half of the 19th century. Exhibitions at museums and world's fairs introduced Asian artists and traditions in North America and Europe, where artists enthusiastically embraced subjects, compositions, and materials they rarely – if ever – had seen before. The Zimmerli Art Museum's new exhibition “Infinite Opportunities Offered in Color”:  Prints by Helen Hyde and Bertha Lum, on view through July 31, features 35 works by two American artists who, in turn, disseminated these artistic developments to audiences back home. Both artists spent considerable time living abroad in Asia and recognized the unique artistic possibilities for representing traditional aspects of life in an area of the world that was rapidly modernizing. They mastered complex color printing techniques and depicted aspects of Japanese and Chinese culture that essentially had been absent in the West. Because these artists generally are presented in survey exhibitions, this is a rare opportunity to view a significant group of works by either artist.“Infinite Opportunities Offered in Color” also complements other works on view from the Zimmerli's permanent collection, including examples of the Japonisme movement and a gallery that commemorates Rutgers' historic relationship with Japan.   (more...)

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Understudying on Broadway: Part Two – Sandra DeNise and Sarah Jane Shanks
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - May 10, 2016

In this second part of Understudying on Broadway (you can find Part 1 here), I'm discussing the subject with two women who each have tons of experience, Sandra (Sandy) DeNise and Sarah Jane Shanks, both currently covering the demanding, central role of 'Alice Murphy' in Bright Star. (I should mention that they both also cover the role of 'Lucy Grant,' and additionally, Sandy covers 'Mama Murphy!') (more...)

Ed Asner to Receive Long Island International Film Expo's Lifetime Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2016

This July, the Long Island International Film Expo will present Actor/Activist Ed Asner with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his extraordinary contributions to cinema over his lengthy career (more...)

Ed Asner to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Long Island International Film Expo
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

This July, the Long Island International Film Expo will present Actor/Activist Ed Asner with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his extraordinary contributions to cinema over his lengthy career which has spanned decades from his work on the Mary Tyler Moore Show to recent Film/TV and Theatre work! This year's Expo set to be held from July 13 - 21, 2016 at the historic Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY! (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change for Tonight's OTELLO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Francesco Anile will sing the title role in this evening's performance of Verdi's Otello, replacing Aleksandrs Antonenko, who is ill. (more...)

BWW Review: Hershey Theatre RAGTIME is All Too Timely
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 28, 2016

The rich versus the working class. Immigrant crises. Police clashing with rioting African-Americans. Women discovering their independence. Celebrities in your face. Is it 2016 or 1916, and how do you know? (more...)

BWW Review: Fall Head-Over-Glass-Heels in Love with CINDERELLA at Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - Apr 27, 2016

Adorable, utterly romantic, and thoroughly winsome, this stage adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is, admittedly, a wonderful surprise---filled with dazzling stage ingenuity; a dreamy, sweeping classic score by two legendary titans of musical theater; a revised, 21st-Century-tinged new book by playwright Douglas Carter Beane; magical Tony Award-winning costumes from the great William Ivey Long that will have you wondering 'how'd they do that?' and, lastly, an ensemble cast of terrific actor-singers that will have you cheering its inevitable happy-ever-after. And, if you're anything like me, you too will be easily swept up by its visual and musical loveliness and its endearing, sweet love story.The Broadway musical's Equity National Tour---now in its last weeks---has finally winded itself back to So. Cal., this time for a two-week stay at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through May 1, 2016 (the tour then moves on from here to its final scheduled week-long stop at San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre through May 8). (more...)

Segal Centre's 2016-17 Theatre Season to Feature Yiddish IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts today announced the programming for its 2016-2017 Season. The upcoming 49th season is brimming with artistry, audacity and authenticity. (more...)

Ardea Arts to Present BOUNCE The Basketball Opera at Paerdegat Park, 6/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Ardea Arts announces BOUNCE The Basketball Opera, their latest project in development. Showcase performances will take place at Paerdegat Park in East Flatbush, Brooklyn Saturday-Monday June 25-27, 2016 at 6pm. For more information, visit http://www.ardeaarts.com/bounce/. (more...)

Florida Gators and Miami Hurricanes to Meet in 2019 Camping World Kickoff in Orlando
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Florida Gators will play the Miami Hurricanes in Camping World Stadium during college football's opening weekend in 2019. (more...)

Alpha's Super Wing Robot, Which Uses Turing OS, Launches Crowd Funding Campaign On April 27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Alpha's Super Wing Robot, which is loaded with Turing OS, will start its crowd-funding project on April 27on JD.COM. The Super Wing Robot will be aimedat ordinary families and issure to be a hit withkids. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Sara Jean Ford in 'DREAM OF NOW, DREAM OF THEM', Coming to Reilly Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Broadway's Sara Jean Ford (THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) appears live in her concert DREAM OF NOW, DREAM OF THEM: The High Notes and Hijinks of a Broadway Soprano at Reilly Arts Center (500 NE 9th Street, Ocala, FL 34470) on Sunday, May 1, 2016, 3pm. Presented by Artists Lounge Live. Scroll down for a sneak peek at her onstage! (more...)

IFC Announces Eight New Comedies from Development Slate
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

IFC revealed at their upfront press event in New York, eight smart new comedies from their robust development slate for 2017 series consideration. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Allison Semmes as Diana Ross in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL on Tour
by Kathy Strain - Apr 22, 2016

As MOTOWN THE MUSICAL continues to tour all over North America, the success of the show is evident. Every city has welcomed the show with open arms and enjoyed the walk down memory lane with iconic figures like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and Diana Ross. Allison Semmes has the privilege of being part of the touring company playing Ms. Diana Ross herself and recently shared with BWW her experiences on the road and being part of such a historic show. (more...)

THE BIG SHOW AT THE JOE to Return This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

FM 98 WJLB, The D's Hip-Hop and R&B, and Channel 955, Detroit's Hit Music, announced today the 'The Big Show At The Joe' on Sunday, June 19 at 7 p.m. featuring live performances by T.I., Fetty Wap, Young Thug, Migos, Ty Dolla $ign, O.T. Genasis, Young Greatness, Lil George and Fool Boy Marley, with more artists to be announced. (more...)

A VERY Smart Home, the X-Mansion Now 'For Sale'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

No, it's not April Fools, but the fun folks at Coldwell Banker have posted an online listing for perhaps the smartest home out there -- Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, aka home for the X-MEN. For more, click here.  (more...)

Act II Playhouse to Present KISS ME, KATE, 5/17-6/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

It's 'Too Darn Hot!' Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents the Tony Award-winning musical Kiss Me, Kate, on stage from May 17-June 19, 2016. The classic musical comedy features a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

On The Road with MAMMA MIA's Stephen Ecklemann & Kyra Belle Johnson
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 21, 2016

There's a lot to learn about the two actors - Kyra Belle Johnson, who's cast as Sophie, and Stephen Ecklemann, who takes on the role of her boyfriend Sky - playing the young leads in Mamma Mia!, the ABBA-inspired musical that lands at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center next Tuesday night for an eight-performance run. (more...)

Tampa Bay & St. Louis Head to Second Round of NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Tonight
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The (2) Tampa Bay Lightning and (2) St. Louis Blues can punch their tickets to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with Game 5 victories tonight on NBCSN, highlighting tonight's NHL quadrupleheader across NBCSN, CNBC and NHL Network. (more...)

Critic's Choice: The Shows To See This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 21, 2016

Shows are opening (Carolyn German unveils her latest, Go From Here, and Nashville Ballet revives Carmina Burana, both this weekend), shows are closing (your last chance to catch The Taffetas at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre before they go the way of The Plaids is this weekend) and The Miss Firecracker Contest is back onstage at Donelson's Larry Keeton Theatre for the second of three weekends. Obviously, the 2016 theater season continues to reveal itself at a breakneck pace, giving audiences a veritable buffet of offerings from which to choose. (more...)

CICI: A FAIRY'S TALE is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Graphic Universe, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, is pleased to announce the launch of Cici: A Fairy's Tale, a new graphic novel series for children. In #1 Believe Your Eyes, Cici discovers she has magical new fairy powers that let her see people as they truly are! Lighthearted prose and playful illustrations by Tyler Page and Cori Doerrfeld combine to create this magical new series for young readers. (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT Brings Joyful Noise to Musical Theatre West, Ends 4/24
by Michael L. Quintos - Apr 20, 2016

Though that comedy device of rewritten song lyrics is (unfortunately) not utilized for the film's musical stage adaptation, still, much of the spirit and basic plot architecture of the original movie remains in SISTER ACT - THE MUSICAL, which features all-original songs by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater, as well as a book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner (with additional material contributed later by playwright Douglas Carter Beane). Currently, Musical Theatre West's admirable regional production of this Tony-nominated Broadway musical comedy is finishing out its final weekend of performances at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach through April 24. Goofy and full of cutesy charm MTW's regional production definitely brings in the (joyful) noise and the funk to Long Beach. So what makes the show enjoyable? Well... for lack of a better phrase... it's all about the nuns. (more...)

PARK in NYC Invites Customers to Beat Radeberger Brewmaster Udo Schiedermair
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 20, 2016

In honor of the 500th anniversary of Reinheitsgebot, Treadwell Park, the hottest craft beer hall destination in New York City, invites customers to join Brewmaster Udo Schiedermair on his U.S. tour and taste the rare Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner on Saturday, April 23rd. (more...)

Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir to Conclude Season with SOUL GOSPEL in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir (GNVGC) wraps up its season with SOUL GOSPEL, a concert tying two influential & inspiring genres, May 28, 3pm & 7:30pm at Christ Church Cathedral. Vancouver's own dynamo soul songstress, Dawn Pemberton, shares her rich and robust voice alongside the combined 140 singers of Good Noise and world touring White Rock Children's Choir.  (more...)

Plans Are Underway for the New & Improved 6th Annual Naptown BarBAYq Contest & Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Mark your calendars for the 6th Annual new and improved Naptown barBAYq Contest & Music Festival, Friday, May 6th. and Saturday, May 7th, 2016, at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, in Crownsville, MD. The Festival is a family affair and features a barbeque competition sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, two People's Choice competitions, great food and adult libations, live music, plus, activities for all ages and arts and crafts vendors. (more...)

NBC Sports Group to Air Four NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Games Tonight
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

NBC Sports Group will present four NHL Stanley Cup Playoff games tonight, beginning with a doubleheader at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN and USA Network, as the (3) Detroit Red Wings host the (2) Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4 of their first-round series on NBCSN, and the (2) New York Rangers and (3) Pittsburgh Penguins clash in Game 3 at Madison Square Garden on USA Network with their series tied 1-1. (more...)

The Legion Invades World of Warcraft August 30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

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Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/18/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 18, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Theater Craft Inc. Stages Two Shows This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 18, 2016

Nashville's Theater Craft, Inc. presents two new shows this weekend - April 21-23: Go From Here: The Music & Lyrics of Carolyn German and Improv Binge Watch! featuring the Spontaneous Comedy Company. The shows will be presented at the iconic Darkhorse Theater. (more...)

Met Museum Exhibition to Celebrate Artistic, Technological, Cultural Legacy of the Seljuqs
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Opening April 27 at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the landmark international loan exhibition Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs features spectacular works of art created in the 11th through 13th century from Turkmenistan to the Mediterranean. (more...)

HAMILTON Star Andrew Chappelle to Teach Exclusive Masterclass in Montreal on 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

Broadway Star of HAMILTON, Andrew Chappelle (HAMILTON, MAMMA MIA!, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT) will hold an exclusive masterclass for local performers. Andrew will teach lucky participants a song and dance combo from HAMILTON as well as sharing tricks of the trade for auditioning for musical theatre productions. Enrollment in the master class is extremely limited. The class is also open to auditors who can observe and learn from the audience. The masterclass will conclude with a lively Q & A with Andrew where he will share his experiences in this historic, revolutionary and inspiring new American musical phenomenon! The smash hit musical, HAMILTON is currently running on Broadway and recently won a Grammy Award to Best Musical Theatre Album. (more...)

You Wanna Be a Producer? CTI Will Show You How!
by Adrienne Onofri - Apr 16, 2016

Tom Viertel, exec director of the Commercial Theater Institute, talks about how his organization trains people to produce on Broadway. (more...)

NBC Sports to Present NHL PLAYOFF Coverage, Beginning Tonight
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

The NHL Stanley Cup Playoff continue tonight with four games across NBCSN, CNBC, and NHL Network, highlighted by a doubleheader on NBCSN, beginning at 8 p.m. ET, when the (3) Chicago Blackhawks visit the (2) St. Louis Blues in Game 2 of their first-round series. (more...)

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