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First Floor Theater Presents the Second Annual LitFest TWAIN'S WORLD, 7/11-19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

First Floor Theater is thrilled to announce its Second Annual LitFest, TWAIN'S WORLD, a kaleidoscope of new work inspired by the life and work of one of America's greatest writers. Last year's GrimmFest brought together some of Chicago's most exciting writers and directors, including Bonnie Metzgar, Seth Bockley, Philip Dawkins and Greg Allen. Given the choice of three classic authors, the attendees of this year's annual season kick-off party selected Mark Twain. This moved an exciting, diverse group of playwrights to bring their voice to a conversation around themes in Twain's work, like establishing a new American identity, racism, and the satirization of civilized society. This year's fest promises a full range of adaptation, with everything from page-to-stage to a shadow puppet musical. The press opening will be Friday, July 11, 2014 at 8 pm. Tickets are available at (more...)

Streets of Laredo Kicks Off Summer Tour with Kaiser Chiefs; Comes to NYC, 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Catch the band's electrifying live show this summer with indie rock acts Cults and Kaiser Chiefs. The band wll play Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th Street, NYC on July 28, 2014 at 8 p.m. (more...)

TUNE IN TIME, The Olympics of Musical Theater Songwriting, Stages Another Round of Competition at Stage 72, 7/1
by Stephen Hanks - Jun 29, 2014

TUNE IN TIME, New York City's exciting, new musical theater challenge returns to Stage 72 on Tuesday, July 1 at 9 pm with a new crop of exciting up-and-coming musical theater songwriters. The composers and lyricists must write a song from a musical whose title is literally picked from a hat, and in the genre determined by a spin of "The Dreaded Genre Wheel." Will it be a historical epic? Something a la Rodgers & Hammerstein? Or even [insert name of large theme-park owning megacorporation-turned-Broadway-megalopolis here]? Oh yeah, and they have just 20 minutes to do it. (more...)

KBT Productions Presents VASLAV, July 17 to Aug 9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

Hot off its premiere at the National Arts Festival, KBT Productions presents Vaslav at Kalk Bay Theatre from 17 July to 9 August (more...)

Big Data Comes to Brooklyn Bowl, 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

Big Data is Alan Wilkis, a native New Yorker, who creates paranoid electronic music. His single "Dangerous (feat. Joywave)" is already top 10 at Alternative radio, has charted week after week on the Spotify Viral 50, has been #1 at Sirius Alt Nation countdown 3 weeks in a row (800 spins deep), and has been written up by the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and GQ. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: A Mary Rodgers Guettel Retrospective - ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, FREAKY FRIDAY, Sondheim Collaborations, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 27, 2014

Today we are saluting a versatile and unique figure in theatre history who grew up as the daughter of one of the most important composers in musical theatre and contributed recognizable and fondly remembered works of her own, as well - Mary Rodgers Guettel. (more...)

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century Presents BEETHOVEN LOVE ELEGIES, 7/16-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) returns to Lenox, Massachusetts, for the second consecutive summer, with 12 performances of the fully staged theatrical concert, Beethoven Love Elegies. With a script drawn from Beethoven's letters and diaries and accounts by his contemporaries, interwoven with performances of some of his greatest music, this poignant, humorous, and emotionally intense production dramatizes Beethoven's young years in Vienna and his search for the perfect wife. Actor Kire Tosevski as Beethoven heads an outstanding company of five esteemed actors and four musicians (violinist Rachel Lee Priday, cellist Sebastian Bäverstam, pianist Eve Wolf, and baritone Chad Sloane). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Music Theatre Wichita's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Music Theatre Wichita continues its 43rd summer season this week with the second of its five large-scale productions, the classic "West Side Story." The show opened Wednesday, June 25 and continues through June 29. Scroll down for an epic look at the cast in action! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the TRU Professionals Workshop Series on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 7pmat The Weist Barron Studios, 35 W. 45th Street, 6th floor. (more...)

REDCAT's 11th Annual NEW ORIGINAL WORKS FESTIVAL Set for 7/24-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

REDCAT, CalArts' downtown center for contemporary arts, announces its 11th annual New Original Works (NOW) Festival, a three-week celebration of Los Angeles' vibrant community of artists making work for the stage. This year's festival will be held on the weekends of July 24-26, July 31-August 2 and August 7-9. (more...)

Ojai Playwrights Conference's BREAKING BARRIERS to Run 8/2-10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, announces its 17th season with an illustrious program of playwrights, new play workshops and special performance events. For the first time, the OPC Summer New Works Festival will take place over two weekends from August 2 through 10, 2014 in Ojai, California. (more...)

Cooliris launches BeamIt worldwide, transforming messaging from a tool into a powerful, visually rich experience
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Cooliris today announces the launch of BeamIt, a mobile app and service that blends powerful private messaging with an unparalleled photo experience, introducing a new generation of visual messaging. The app satisfies the unmet and accelerating need where users seek more privacy and control for their communication and media, without sacrificing its quality. (more...)

Billie Piper Leads Cast Of Richard Bean's GREAT BRITAIN At National Theatre, Opens June 30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Richard Bean's fast and furious new play is an anarchic satire about the press, the police and the political establishment. Billie Piper plays Paige Britain, ambitious young news editor of The Free Press, a tabloid newspaper locked in a never-ending battle for more readers. (more...)

MSA and Reed Smith Named 2014 'ACC Value Champions' by the Association of Corporate Counsel
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

PITTSBURGH, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) has named the Law Department of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) as a 2014 ACC Value Champion. MSA's Law Department was recognized for its innovative legal management practices to improve efficiency, reduce legal expense and achieve better legal outcomes. (more...)

Engine Yard Joins North Bridge Venture Partners, Gigaom Research and Industry Collaborators to Unveil 2014 Future of Cloud Computing Survey Results
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Engine Yard, the leading cloud application management platform, today announced its role as a collaborator in releasing the results of the fourth annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey, conducted by North Bridge Venture Partners, Gigaom Research and supported by more than 70 other collaborating organizations. This year's survey is the largest to date, and is the industry's deepest and broadest examination of the cloud technology revolution. It analyzed the drivers and inhibitors behind cloud adoption, separating the hype surrounding the cloud from genuine industry trends and real-world cases across a sample of 1,358 respondents. (more...)

Key Collaborations Bolster Venture Atlanta's Ongoing Success
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Integral to the event's continued success is the support of local organizations, including this year's newly named premier event sponsor, AT&T Foundry. With five permanent innovation centers worldwide, including one in Atlanta, AT&T Foundry is an ideal headlining sponsor as it offers a working environment for technology providers and developers that fosters collaboration and innovation. (more...)

MoMA and MoMA PS1's 2014 Youth Architects Program to Open 6/27 in the Courtyard
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Hy-Fi, the winning project of The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1's 2014 Young Architects Program, opens on June 27 in the MoMA PS1 courtyard. A circular tower of organic and reflective bricks that uses biological technologies combined with cutting-edge computation and engineering, the structure is made of biodegradable material and was created through a new method of bio-design conceived by its designer, David Benjamin of the New York-based architects The Living. It will remain on view through September 7. (more...)

Stephen Emmer's 'International Blue' Set for 9/16 Release
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Stephen Emmer's latest offering International Blue (Release date September 16th) pays tribute to the rare art of the pop crooner. As an accolade to this touch of elegance within the pop realm, International Blue infuses a modern twist to the genre with contemporary sounds & beats, studio techniques, insights and lyrical meaning in ten new and original compositions. A celebration of the epic chamber music pop of Burt Bacharach, Scott Walker, Nick Cave and Bowie, it features four of the great baritone singers in the UK today; Midge Ure (Ultravox), Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17), Liam McKahey (Cousteau) and Neil Crossley (Furlined). and was mixed and produced by the legendary Tony Visconti at Abbey Road Studios and Avator Studios in NYC. (more...)

Central Desktop Launches "C-Index" Collaboration Intelligence Engine
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The four dimensions of collaboration measured by the C-Index include: (more...)

GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE's Darko Tresnjak, Robert Freedman & Steven Lutvak Working on CAMPAIGN OF THE CENTURY Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

In a recent interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune, Tony-winning director Darko Tresnjak revealed that he is already hard at work with his A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder Collaborators on a new musical. Tresnjak has reunited with Robert Freedman and Steven Lutvak for The Campaign of the Century- a musical based on Greg Mitchell's book about Upton Sinclair. (more...)

Jason Mraz Announces New Dates for 'YES!' Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

As promised, Atlantic recording artist Jason Mraz has announced new U.S. dates on his upcoming international tour a unique itinerary that will see the multi-GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter performing in an array of intimate venues around the world. (more...)

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts to Welcome Jason Mraz and Raining Jane, 9/6; Tickets on Sale 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014


BWW Reviews: Big, Beautiful, Breathtaking and Bold - THE COLOR PURPLE Soars at Virginia Rep
by Jeremy Bustin - Jun 21, 2014

It has taken more than two years to bring THE COLOR PURPLE to Virginia Repertory Theatre, and the ambitious final production of the 2013-2014 season is absolutely stunning and every bit worth the wait. PURPLE is a convergence of some of Richmond's finest performers and creative Collaborators, and is as close to a Broadway performance as it gets. (more...)

New York Artist Debbie T. Davies to Travel to Berlin with I Love You Project, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

THE I LOVE YOU PROJECT - an interactive social visual art project celebrating diversity - returns to Berlin, Germany June 28-July 12. The multi-media art installation including video, sound, and photos will be on exhibit at Where Is Jesus in Kreuzberg. (more...)

Industry's Largest Cloud Computing Survey Reveals 5X Adoption of SaaS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

'With four years of data, we're now really beginning to see some interesting trends, such as the five-fold increase in SaaS adoption to 74% and the nearly six-fold increase in PaaS adoption to 41%.' said Michael Skok, founder of the Future of Cloud program and General Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners. (more...)

Sonia Sabri Comes to Latitude and WOMAD This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

SONIA SABRI is to perform her thrilling solo dance work, EKALYA, at two of the UK's biggest festivals this summer. On July 19th at Latitude and on July 26th at WOMAD Sonia will take to the dance stage with her band, led by Sonia Sabri Company's Musical Director, Sarvar Sabri, and will blow the audience out of their tents! (more...)

Co-Conspirators Stephen King, John Mellencamp, and T Bone Burnett Present GHOST BROTHERS OF DARKLAND COUNTY in Philadelphia, 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

AEG Live announced today the southern gothic, supernatural musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County will tour across North America this Fall with Philadelphia stop on Thursday, November 13 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Northwestern Theatre Schedule for Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

A hilarious musical adaptation of a Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera, a return engagement of a popular Imagine U family production and a National Theatre Live broadcast of a classic Shakespeare tragedy are highlights of Northwestern University's SummerStage 2014 season. (more...)

Piston Joins North Bridge Venture Partners, Gigaom Research, and Industry Collaborators to Unveil Results of the 2014 Future of Cloud Computing Survey
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Piston Cloud Computing, Inc., the enterprise OpenStack® company, today announced its role as a collaborator in releasing the results of the fourth annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey, conducted by North Bridge Venture Partners, Gigaom Research, and supported by more than 70 other collaborating organizations. (more...)

BWW Blog: David Finckel, Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center - An Adriatic Music Cruise
by Guest Blogger: David Finckel - Jul 9, 2014

The journeys organized by Travel Dynamics combine first-class accommodations and stimulating sight-seeing with intimate chamber music performances in extraordinary locations. As co-Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society, along with my wife, the pianist Wu Han, we program the concerts and select additional musicians from the Society's artist roster to join us as Collaborators. The passengers include music lovers who join the cruises through two of our prominent chamber music institutions New York's Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Silicon Valley's Music@Menlo. Joining us on this adventure were Suzanne Davidson and Edward Sweeney, the executive directors of each organization respectively, as well as violinists Kristin Lee and Arnaud Sussmann, two of the most exciting young performers on the classical music scene today. (more...)

Star-Studded STAND UP TO CANCER Broadcast Set for 9/5
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Building on three historic fundraising telecasts in 2008, 2010 and 2012, the groundbreaking grassroots movement Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), will return to primetime television on Friday, September 5, 2014, at 8 pm ET & PT / 7 pm CT. (more...)

Siti Company Announces Michelle Preston as Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

SITI Company's Board of Directors along with Co-Artistic Directors Anne Bogart, Ellen Lauren and Leon Ingulsrud have named Michelle Preston as its new Executive Director. Preston joined SITI in July of 2012 as Deputy Director, where she oversaw fundraising, external communications, strategic plan implementation, and board development and has served as Interim Executive Director since January of 2014. Preston succeeds Megan Wanlass who served the Company for 19 years. (more...)

Heart, The Four Tops, Nick Offerman, Joshua Bell, SYLVIA and More Set for Wells Fargo Center's Fall 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

After a year of performances in the newly renovated Ruth Finley Person Theater, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts kicks-off the fall season with a rich array of performers, speakers and family programming. The line-up features music legends like Steve Winwood, Heart, The Temptations and The Four Tops as well as unforgettable comedians Cheech and Chong and Nick Offerman. (more...)

Ira Glass and Monica Bill Barnes & Co. to Bring THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOST to The Town Hall, 9/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Monica Bill Barnes & Company and Ira Glass, host of This American Life, will present their show Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street) for a three-night-only run, September 10-12 at 8pm. Since April 2013, they've been on a 30-city national tour, appearing in one or two cities per month. (more...)

Sonia Sabri to Bring EKALYA to Latitude and WOMAD Festivals, July 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

SONIA SABRI is to perform her thrilling solo dance work, EKALYA, at two of the UK's biggest festivals this summer. On July 19th at Latitude and on July 26th at WOMAD Sonia will take to the dance stage with her band, led by Sonia Sabri Company's Musical Director, Sarvar Sabri, and will blow the audience out of their tents! (more...)

The Neutrinos and More to Bring KLANGHAUS to Edinburgh Fringe, Aug 1-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

The Neutrinos/Sal Pittman/Norwich Arts Centre/Escalator East to Edinburgh present KLANGHAUS. Noise art/rock Collaborators create an immersive multimedia salon of surprise and the extreme. (more...)

Aasif Mandvi, MODERN FAMILY's Steven Levitan, THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR and More Set for 2014-15 Arts & Ideas at JCCSF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) takes pride in announcing the 2014-15 Arts and Ideas Season; an exciting line-up of today's acclaimed writers, food experts, renowned scientists and thinkers, as well as fascinating entertainers. Theatrical and musical highlights in the first half of the season include The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt, rock icon Amanda Palmer and actor Richard Chamberlain. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Composer Sarah Taylor Ellis, THE YELLOW WALLPAPER
by Ellen Burns - Jul 6, 2014

THE YELLOW WALLPAPER: The Writing, and Composing, on the Wall "This needs to be a musical." With those words to composer Sarah Taylor Ellis, writer/actor/director Lane Williamson handed over a copy of Charlotte Perkins Gilmore's 6,000 word seminal 1892 short story, The Yellow Wallpaper, often considered to be one of the very first feminist works. As she began to read, Sarah knew exactly what Lane meant. Collaborators since meeting during graduate school at UCLA, Sarah and Lane have found that they share a deep connection and creative sensibility, so Sarah knew immediately that Lane was talking about how the "character" of the wallpaper itself, as it reflected the main character's desperate search for self, could be expressed in shifting musical patterns, textures and styles, mirroring the psychological experience of the room's inhabitant. (more...)

Renowned Choreographer Peter Chu Launches Into Creative Residency at The Cultch
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014

Critically acclaimed choreographer and chuthis. Artistic Director Peter Chu returns to Vancouver for an artistic residency at The Cultch, July 2 to 12, 2014. Chu will begin creation on an original full-length work - a solo project inspired by Las Vegas lounge acts of the 1960's, which will enjoy its US premiere in Las Vegas in 2015. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Annie Golden Sings 'Spin Those Records' by Joe Iconis, Lance Rubin, and Jason SweetTooth Williams
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 6, 2014

This week's featured composers are Joe Iconis, Lance Rubin, and Jason SweetTooth Williams whose song 'Spin Those Records' from their new musical Annie Golden: Bounty Hunter, Yo! was sung by the legend herself at their concert at 54 Below. You may recognize Annie Golden from the hit TV show 'Orange is the New Black' or from the Original Broadway Cast of HAIR. Today, we are thrilled to share a clip of the song written for Annie by Joe Iconis, Lance Rubin, and Jason SweetTooth Williams! (more...)

Dance-Pop Icon Jade Starling Celebrates 1st Solo Album, CAPTIVE; 1st Single Hits Billboard Top 30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

New Jersey's own JADE STARLING, best known as the vocalizing half of the platinum-selling duo Pretty Poison (#1 hit 'Catch Me, I'm Falling' on Virgin Records), will release her first-ever solo work, CAPTIVE, Aug. 12, on Subpoena/Universal. (more...)

Laurie Antonioli Covers Joni Mitchell on New Origin CD 'Songs of Shadow, Songs of Light'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Vocalist Laurie Antonioli delivers the most personal and soul-baring statement of her esteemed career with the release, on August 19, of 'Songs of Shadow, of Light: The Music of Joni Mitchell.' (more...)

Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons Unveil Video for 'Lovers' Eyes (Mohe Pi Ki Najariya)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

To celebrate the release of 'Lovers' Eyes (Mohe Pi Ki Najariya)', Damian Lazarus & the Ancient Moons have unveiled the official video, shot in New York and directed by Chris Rubino. (more...)

Mount Tremper Arts to Stage World Premiere of JACK SPICER'S BILLY THE KID, 7/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The Theatre of a Two-headed Calf Jack Spicer's Billy the Kid (WORLD PREMIERE) By Brendan Connelly, Brooke O'Harra, and Lisa D'Amour Featuring songs by Brendan Connelly performed by Connelly and Rick Burkhardt Mount Tremper Arts (647 South Plank Rd in Mount Tremper, NY) $20;; 845-688-9893 Friday and Saturday, July 25 & 26 at 8:00 pm (more...)

sq product theatre Presents the World Premiere of SLAB, 7/31-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

square product theatre kicks off its 9th Season with the World Premiere of SLAB, adapted by Gleason Bauer and Emily K. Harrison from the forthcoming novel by Mississippi born, Denver-based writer Selah Saterstrom. SLAB will be presented in the ATLAS Black Box theater on the University of Colorado Boulder campus, July 31-August 16, 2014. (more...)

NYC Memorial for Ruby Dee Set for September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

A public memorial will be held for Ruby Dee, the legendary actress and civil rights activist, who passed away on June 11. The Terrie Williams Agency told NBC that they will be celebrating Dee's life and her many accomplishments on September 20 at the Riverside Church in New York. This is the same place where Martin Luther King Jr. spoke against the Vietnam war and others, such as Nelson Mandela and Cesar Chavez, have spoken. (more...)

Richard Bean's GREAT BRITAIN Set to Transfer to Theatre Royal Haymarket on September 10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Nicholas Hytner's production of Richard Bean's Great Britain will transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket following its National Theatre run, with performances beginning 10 September 2014. Public booking will open this Friday, 4 July, at 9.30am, for performances until 10 January 2015. Great Britain is designed by Tim Hatley, with video design by 59 Productions, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding and sound by Paul Arditti. Casting for the West End run will be announced shortly. (more...)

Adam Gwon and Sarah Hammond's STRING, Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond's 'HOWARD BARNES' and More Set for NAMT's 2014 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT) announced today its selections for the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals. Beautiful Poison, Cubamor, Great Wall, How To Break, Mary Marie, The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes, String and Stu For Silverton make up the eight new musicals that will be presented at the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Thursday, October 23, 2014 and Friday, October 24, 2014 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

Matthew Bourne's NEW ADVENTURES AND RE:BOURNE Join Arts Council for Annual Grant, Thru 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

New Adventures & Re:Bourne are delighted to have been announced as joining Arts Council England's national portfolio. The company will receive an annual grant of £1,294,000 between 2015 - 2018. This support will enable Matthew Bourne's production company and charity to work together strategically for audiences, artists, young people and emerging talent. (more...)

Cleopatra Records to Release Mary Sarah 'BRIDGES' Feat. Dolly Parton & More, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

On her new album Bridges - being released on July 8th thru Cleopatra Records - 18-year-old singer and songwriter Mary Sarah duets with some of country music's biggest names on 12 captivating songs. (more...)

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