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Special: Record a Song or Monologue and Submit it to 6 Broadway Casting Directors!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 23, 2014

For the month of April, performers can submit their song or monologue videos on to a panel of six Broadway casting directors for free. Panelists will nominate videos into a final round which will be posted on Stagelighter's Facebook page and one performer chosen by the public will win round trip airfare to New York City, private meetings with each of the six casting directors, tickets to a Broadway show plus a backstage tour. Click Here for More Info... (more...)

Clara's Big Ride Unites Youth for a National Conversation on Mental Health
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

IQALUIT, NU -  Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) On her first stop in Canada's territories for Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk, Clara Hughes will host a national youth conversation on mental health with a special live broadcast from Iqaluit's Inuksuk High School to thousands of students across Canada. (more...)

Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty Set for Drama League's UP CLOSE Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

ROCKY's Tony Award Winning composing team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty will join the Drama League's Up Close Series on Wednesday, April 23rd at 7:00PM at the Drama League Theatre Center (32 Avenues of the Americas). This night of industry insights will be hosted by Tony Award Nominee and ROCKY director, Alex Timbers. To purchase tickets and for further information please visit (more...)

BWW Interviews: Old Opera House to Present Neil Simon's THE DINNER PARTY
by Johnna Leary - Apr 23, 2014

Don't have any dinner plans this weekend? Come to the Old Opera House in Charles Town, WV, for an evening of theater featuring an unusual play by a well-known American playwright. The Dinner Party, written by Neil Simon and directed by Glenn Frail, opens this weekend at the Old Opera House. Though the theater company has previously produced Neil Simon productions, this show is a bit unique. (more...)

Deborah Hedwall, Patricia Hodges & More to Star in Peccadillo Theater's A LOSS OF ROSES; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The OBIE, Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk Award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company, in association with La Femme Theatre Productions, has announced the full cast for the play's first NY revival as well as the New York City premiere of the published version of William Inge's A Loss of Roses. Performances begin May 8th (not May 7th as previously announced) at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street, NYC, and continuing through June 7th, 2014. The play opens officially on May 12th at 7 PM. (more...)

SunEdison Closes CA$115 Million In Financing To Build 33 MW Of Utility Solar Projects In Ontario, Canada
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

BELMONT, Calif. and TORONTO, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ SunEdison (NYSE:SUNE), a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, announced today that it has closed on financing for two solar power plants to be built in Ontario, Canada. Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. is providing construction financing. The plants will provide employment for skilled manufacturing and construction workers in Ontario. (more...)

Toshiba and National Science Teachers Association Announce 2014 National Winners of ExploraVision Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Inspiring a Lifelong Passion for Science, Technology and Innovation (more...)

New Constant Contact Study Links Multi-Channel Marketing to Small Business Success
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The findings validate the strategy behind the company's launch of the Constant Contact Toolkit, an all-in-one online marketing platform that simplifies small business marketing by bringing together the tools needed to drive repeat customers and reach new ones through a wide array of campaign types distributed via a set of proven, high-return channels: email, social, mobile, and web. (more...)

ASK A TRAINER: 'What Workout Do You Suggest for Someone That's Skinny Fat?'
by Michael Buckley - Apr 23, 2014

'Hi. I'm 31 and I've always been on the thin side. I've been lucky because I've stayed thin even though I eat whatever I want and I've never stepped foot inside a gym. I'm what you might call 'skinny fat,'- I look fine in clothes but underneath I'm not toned at all- my tummy is especially soft and I feel like as I get older, the softer it gets. I'm in fine health and I know this is going to sound totally shallow but my husband and I are renting a beach house for a week this August and I want to be able to wear a bikini and feel good about it. I don't even know where to start-I'm totally not athletic and when it comes to exercise, I tried running with one of my friends and I hated it. Should I just suck it up and learn to love running? What is the best workout for someone that's skinny fat?'- Jamie J., Stony Point, NY (more...)

World-Champion Speedskater Apolo Ohno to Take On the IRONMAN in Kona, October
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

After hanging up his blades four years ago, world-champion speedskating legend Apolo Ohno is making his athletic comeback. This time, the eight-time medalist has teamed up with the BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK campaign to take on a training and recovery journey that will culminate at the world's most grueling endurance race: the IRONMAN World Championship triathlon - a 140.6-mile swim-bike-run event in Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i. Ohno will be challenged to translate his speed and power to a brand new sport, carrying the torch for football legend Hines Ward who successfully put his athleticism and determination to the test at the iconic race last year. (more...)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Available in U.S. Beginning May 1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

"This latest addition to Samsung's Galaxy Tab family combines versatility with value," said Michael Abary, senior vice president of mobile computing, Samsung Electronics America. "The HD display, multitasking capabilities and easy sharing features make the Galaxy Tab 4 a great fit for both consumers and businesses." (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

American Conservatory Theater announced today the Spring 2014 Repertory featuring students from A.C.T.'s acclaimed Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Program, as well as a coproduction featuring students from A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory (YC) Program. The three works in repertory this May are Stephen Adly Guirgis' scorching comedy, Our Lady of 121st Street; Georges Feydeau's madcap farce The Girl from Maxim's; and Rob Ackerman's hilarious and heartbreaking Teach for America. Tickets for each performance are $20 and are available online at or by calling the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228. Two and three-show packages are available. Pick any two shows for $30 (a savings of $10) or purchase all three shows for $40 (a savings of $20). Packages are available for purchase by visiting (select M.F.A. Program Spring Repertory Package). (more...)

WebFilings Announces More Than 2,000 Corporate Customers Including Over 60% of the Fortune 500
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

AMES, IA - WebFilings, a leading cloud-based provider of business reporting solutions, announced today that more than 2,000 corporate customers, including over 60 percent of Fortune 500 and 60 percent of Fortune 100 companies now use its Wdesk product platform. (more...)

Kelly AuCoin and Peter Maloney Set for THE QUARE LAND Reading at Irish Rep, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Irish Repertory Theatre continues the eighth season of its Reading Series with John McManus's play The Quare Land, which will be read by Kelly AuCoin (The Call, Julius Caesar) and Peter Maloney (Outside Mullingar, John Guare's Three Kinds of Exile). The reading of The Quare Land will take place on Friday, April 25 at 3pm on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage of the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 W. 22nd Street). (more...)

THE RAP GUIDE TO EVOLUTION Set for Fairfax Studio, 6-7 June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Following a five month sold-out season off-Broadway, New York-based Canadian - born rapper Baba Brinkman is preparing to shake up Melbourne with The Rap Guide to Evolution at Arts Centre Melbourne's Fairfax Studio on Friday 6 June and Saturday 7 June 2014. As part of a national tour Arts Centre Melbourne, in association with Merrigong Theatre Company, presents a unique species of hip-hop theatre combining the wit, poetry and charisma of a great rapper with the accuracy of a scientific expert to communicate the facts of evolution and origins of hip-hop culture. (more...)

by Movies News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio is currently developing SISTERHOOD EVERLASTING for the big screen, based on the third book in Ann Brashares' popular series. Ken Kwapis will return as director, with THE LIFEGUARD's Liz Garcia set to write the script. (more...)

nTrust Partners with Local Charities to 'Be Good' to the Communities they Serve
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - In a continued effort to give back to the local community, nTrust has signed on the first of their Be Good charity partners, which include the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation, BC SPCA, David Suzuki Foundation, Greater Vancouver Food Bank, and A Better Life Foundation. Part of the nTrust philosophy to Be Good, the initiative donates 25% of all transaction fees paid by nTrust-integrated merchants to a local foundation or community project of the member's choice. (more...)

Route1 Comments on the Impact of Recent, Significant Data Security Events
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

TORONTO, ONTARIO - Route1 Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ROI), a leading provider of secure access technologies for the mobile workspace that protects businesses and government agencies and whose customers include the U.S. Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Energy and the Government of Canada, today released a statement on recent, important developments pertaining to corporate data security and Enterprise Mobility Practices. (more...)

Stratford Festival to Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th Birthday All Season with KING LEAR, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and More, 5/26-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Stratford Festival is celebrating the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare all season long, with five Shakespeare productions on its stages and a series of more than 20 special events at the Forum. (more...)

RABBL Announces Fan-Generated Crowdsourcing For Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ RABBL, the leading U.S. service for crowdsourcing cOncerts and the world's first social booking platform, announced today its latest website addition, Fan Rabbls. This new service allows fans to prove real demand for their favorite artists and puts fans at the center of potentially every booking decision in live music. (more...)

USA Reveals Summer Schedule of New & Returning Dramas; First Look at SATISFACTION
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

USA Network, the #1 network in all of cable for eight years running, will serve up its hottest summer ever with four returning series and two new dramas. (more...)

AT&T 4G LTE Available In Shelbyville-Lewisburg
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ AT&T* has turned on the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network** in Shelbyville-Lewisburg, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. Watch here to see several of the benefits AT&T 4G LTE provides, including: (more...)

Vonage Mobile ReachMe Roaming Allows U.S. Travelers to Receive Calls Free of Roaming Charges When Traveling Internationally
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

HOLMDEL, N.J., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Many Americans traveling abroad have suffered the painful experience of returning home to a bill for hefty international cellular roaming charges. Fifty percent of global international travelers don't even use voice services 1 for fear of those dreaded high roaming costs. Today, Vonage introduces ReachMe Roaming, a patented feature of its Vonage Mobile App that allows U.S. travelers to receive free 2 incoming calls to their existing cell phone numbers when connected to Wi-Fi anywhere in the world. (more...)

Norsat provides update on order from Harris for ATOM series 100W Ku-Band Solid State Power Amplifiers
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

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GoDaddy Offers Complete Website Security Through SiteLock
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

SiteLock scans websites for the latest malware, viruses, suspicious code, back doors and many other vulnerabilities commonly exploited by attackers. A report is emailed summarizing what was detected. In addition to finding issues, SiteLock automatically corrects problems, saving customers headaches, time and money. This enables customers and visitors to their website to confidently know the website is safe and free of any malicious software. (more...)

VIDEO: Shakira Performs New Single 'Empire' on THE VOICE
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Below, watch Shakira's red-hot performance of 'Empire' on last night's episode of The Voice on NBC! (more...)

FOX Announces Monday Schedule Changes for BONES and MASTERCHEF
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

FOX is announcing schedule changes to Mondays this May. (more...)

Fruition Partners Announces Platinum Sponsorship of Knowledge 14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

CHICAGO, IL - Fruition Partners, the leading provider of technology-enabled solutions for the service management sector, today announced it is a platinum sponsor of the ServiceNow® Knowledge14® conference, the largest gathering of IT professionals using cloud services for enterprise IT service automation. The conference will be held April 27th - May 1st at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Fruition Partners will be in booth 307. (more...)

Growth Rate of America's 500 Largest Web Merchants Trounces That of Overall U.S. Retail Sales by a 4-to-1 Margin
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

CHICAGO, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Growth in online retailing continues to far outpace that of store-based retailing, with North America's 500 largest web merchants accounting for 87% of all e-retailing sales in the U.S., according to Internet Retailer's newly published 2014 Top 500 Guide. Now in its 11 th edition, the 448-page 2014 Top Guide ranks the 500 leading e-retailers in the U.S. and Canada based on their annual web sales. (more...)

MaaS360 Named SIIA Software CODiE Award Finalist in Two Categories
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Fiberlink, an IBM company, today announced that MaaS360 is a finalist for the 2014 SIIA Software CODiE Awards in two categories: Best IT Support/Support Services Solution and Best Security Solution. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for 29 years. (more...)

New Drama Series BLACK BOX Among ABC's May Sweeps Programming
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The ABC Television Network announced highlights of its upcoming May sweeps programming, featuring the premieres of new drama series "Black Box," returning drama series "Motive," and the season premiere of "The Bachelorette." (more...)

"Midwestern Journal" by Howard Doughty is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

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Cast Announced for Noor Theatre's 3-Part Production THE MYTH PROJECT, 5/1-4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

A diverse cast of thirteen join Noor Theatre Artistic Director Lameece Issaq, Executive Director Maha Chehlaoui, and Producing Artistic Director Nancy Vitale for the world premiere of The Myth Project. This director-driven workshop production in three parts from Director/Writers Kareem Fahmy, Noelle Ghoussaini, and Pirronne Yousefzadeh, runs in repertory from Thursday, May 1 through Sunday, May 4 at New York Theatre Workshop's 4th Street Theatre. (more...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Will Return to London's Menier Chocolate Factory, 19 June - 16 August
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

New York's longest running comedy revue, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, returns to the Chocolate Factory this summer, bursting with brand new material from 19 June - 16 August 2014. (more...)

J.D. Power Acquires Korrelate; Expands Capabilities To Measure the Effectiveness of Digital Advertising Spending
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., April 23,2014 /PRNewswire/ J.D. Power, a business unit of McGraw Hill Financial, today announced the acquisition of Korrelate, an Orlando-based company that measures consumers' online behaviors and links them to offline sales activity. (more...)

JAC Vapour to Light up E-cigarette Industry with First Advertising Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Highlights from Murderous Musical Mondays with Pace New Musicals Writers Room
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 23, 2014

The cast and creative team of the hit Off-Broadway musical Murder for Two are teaming up with some of New York's brightest up and coming composers and every Monday night for their spring cOncert series, Murderous Musical Mondays. Composers form the Pace New Musicals Writers Room (including Aaron Albert & Katy Rea, Jamen Nanthakumar & Liana Wright-Mark, Kailey Marshall, Ian Fairlee, and John-Michael Lyles & David Gomez) contined the series on Monday night, April 21, 2014, immediately following the 7pm performance of Murder for Two at New World Stages (Stage 5 - 340 West 50th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive highlights form the special cOncert below! (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Present SWEET CHARITY, 5/9-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Charity Hope Valentine is a dancehall girl who dreams of love and believes the man of her dreams is just around the corner. A great score, including the songs 'Hey Big Spender!' and 'If My Friends Could See Me Now,' incredible dancing - originally choreographed by Broadway legend Bob Fosse - and one of the most memorable heroines of the past sixty years combine to make Sweet Charity a must-see show. Never before produced at PTC, Sweet Charity is a razzle-dazzle closer for the 2013-14 season. (more...)

Erin Dilly, Marni Raab & More Set for Bickford Theatre Guild's 'FROM CAROUSEL TO KINKY BOOTS' Fundraiser, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Morris Museum has announced that the Bickford Theatre Guild Fundraiser, From Carousel to Kinky Boots: A Cabaret of Broadway's Best, will be held on Saturday, April 26 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside BC/EFA's 2014 Easter Easter Bonnet Competition with Franco, Karimloo, Karl, Mueller & More!- Part One
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 23, 2014

The generosity of theatre fans during six weeks of fundraising by 57 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies helped push the 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition to another record high, raising $4,532,129 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the celebration below! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Bloodlines' Episode of The CW's SUPERNATURAL
by - Apr 23, 2014

On the next episode of The CW's SUPERNATURAL titled 'Bloodlines,' the Windy City gets blown away. The episode airs Tuesday, May 29th at 9/8c on The CW. Get a sneak peek below! (more...)

Los Altos Stage Company to Present COMPANY, 5/29-6/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Los Altos Stage Company presents a groundbreaking, award-winning musical by one of the most popular theater artists of all time. Stephen Sondheim's Company opens May 29 and runs through June 28 at the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos. (more...)

Berkeley Rep's Ovation Gala Raises Over $644,000
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

On Saturday, April 19, a host of distinguished guests descended on San Francisco's elegant Four Seasons hotel for Ovation, Berkeley Repertory Theatre's annual gala. Under the leadership of gala co-chairs Jill Fugaro and Jean Strunsky, the theatrical extravaganza raised $644,000 in support of the award-winning non-profit's creation of exciting new plays and its commitment to education and outreach programs for the local community. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Tuesday night (April 22, 2014) ABSINTHE's "Green Fairy" Melody Sweets took the stage at Harrah's Las Vegas alongside the cast of the smash-hit musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET for a sizzling encore performance of Janis Martin's "My Boy Elvis." (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Shrunken Shakespeare Company's 2014 Fundraiser Gala, Featuring Paul Sorvino's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

On Monday, April 21 Shrunken Shakespeare Company held their 2014 Fundraiser Gala at New York's TGB Theatre. The gala featured actor Paul Sorvino's 'Lear' Adaptation. Scroll down to see some photos from the event! (more...)

MEMPHIS, HARVEY & More Set for Arvada Center's 2014-15 Theater Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Arvada Center has announced its six-play season, an impressive line-up of plays and musicals that span a range of human experiences including self-discovery, romance, humor, imagination and intrigue. The three musical, three play package is filled with popular titles and includes two regional premieres and an ongoing collaboration with Creede Repertory Theatre. Subscription packages range in price from $99 to $440 and are now on sale to Arvada Center subscribers and the general public. Single tickets for the 2014-2015 theater season go on sale Monday, August 4. Subscribing donors giving at the $150 level or above by June 2 will receive a free guest voucher for each subscription. These vouchers can be used for theater performances in the 2014-15 season. Orders can be made by phone at (720) 898-7200, in person at the Arvada Center box office or online beginning April 28, at (more...)

2014 Drama League Award Nominations Announced - Shows, Stars & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 23, 2014

Co-Hosts Judith Light and Christopher Sieber announced the nominations for the 2014 Drama League Awards, including Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The 2014 Drama League Nomination announcement begins the month of celebrations leading up to the 80th Annual Drama League Awards, which will be held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) on Friday, May 16, 2014 at noon hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson. (more...)

Carpenters Tribute 'WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN' Set for Las Vegas' Suncoast Showroom, 5/31-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

We've Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered, a tribute to popular 70s music group The Carpenters, is returning to the Suncoast Showroom May 31 and June 1. (more...)

VIDEO: Colbert, Dave Take Selfie & More During LATE SHOW Visit
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Viewers found out how the next host of 'Late Show' Once landed an internship on Dave's 'Late Night' when Stephen Colbert visited last night's show! Also, check out the selfie of the twosome (at left) taken during the appearance! (more...)

Return of HIT THE FLOOR Among VH1's Summer Lineup
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

VH1 has been bringing the heat all year with ratings up +33% in the adult 18-49 demo year-to-date. The network looks to keep the momentum going with an equally hot summer line-up. (more...)

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