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STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of THE OPPONENT at 59E59 Theaters
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2014

59E59 Theaters welcomed Chicago's A Red Orchid Theatre, in association with Bisno Productions, with the NYC premiere of THE OPPONENT, written by Brett Neveu and directed by Karen Kessler. THE OPPONENT began performances on Thursday, July 31 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 7. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

Penton to Host 'The Business of B2B Social Media' at Social Media Week in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Penton, a leading professional information services company, will host 'The Business of B2B Social Media' on Wednesday, September 24 at 2:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The event will take place during Social Media Week Chicago 2014. Click here to register. (more...)

New Kickstarter Established For West End THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 28, 2014

A new Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign has been established for the West End iteration of acclaimed Kander & Ebb musical THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Announces Performances at New York City Center - World Premiere, Odetta Tribute, Holiday Shows and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized as a vital "American Cultural Ambassador" to the world and New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage for the 43rd consecutive year from December 3, 2014 - January 4, 2015. The Company will present 39 performances during an exciting annual season that has become a joyous holiday tradition. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cady Huffman Talks 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW'
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2014

A new video debuted today on YouTube featuring Tony Award winner Cady Huffman discussing her role as Manuela, the slightly evil Mayor of Elbowville, in REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: THEY CALL ME Q's Qurrat Ann Kadwani Moderates Panel at United Nations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Qurrat Ann Kadwani, author and star of the Off-Broadway hit play THEY CALL ME Q, served as Panel Facilitator at the Champion of Change Awards presented by World Women Global Council Inc. on August 15th at the United Nations. Honorees at the event included Marie C. Wilson, founder & president emerita of The White House Project; NY1's Cheryl Wills; Roxana Saberi, journalist for Al Jazeerra; and Reshma Saujani, founder of Girl's Who Code. (more...)

ImprovBoston to Host 6th Annual Boston Comedy Arts Festival, 9/10-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

ImprovBoston unites over 90 internationally-renowned improv, sketch and standup comedy acts for the 6th annualBoston Comedy Arts Festival. From September 10-14, acclaimed acts from Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and more showcase international comedy talents on four stages across the city. (more...)

Hybrid Technology And Interactive Attractions Headline Next Season's Thrills At Six Flags
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX), the world's largest regional theme park company, today announced thrilling new offerings for each of its 18 parks for 2015. The upcoming season will include unique, one-of-a-kind attractions, sophisticated new interactive dark rides and, in signature Six Flags fashion, a selection of world-record-breaking rides from coast to coast. (more...)

Six Flags Great America to Celebrate 40 Seasons in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Six Flags Great America is excited to announce a celebration of 40 Seasons of Thrills in 2015. Initially built with a $50 million dollar investment, thousands of workers and enumerable details, Great America embodied the country's bicentennial with classic Americana-themed territories when it opened in 1976. Today, it is one of the largest theme parks in the country. Guests are invited to join in the fun for a retrospective look back at favorite shows, classic rides, plus weekly events featuring the park's world-class roller coasters. (more...)

Sip, Shop, Savor and See During a Chicago Getaway at the Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel is located on Michigan Avenue just steps from fantastic shopping, world-class museums and award-winning cuisine. The Sip, Shop, Savor and See package lets travelers take advantage of all of this during a weekend stay at the property with amenities such as a welcome cocktail in the property's Iron Chef Restaurant, Mercat a la Planxa and a $50 Macy's gift card that can be redeemed at the nearby, historic Marshall Field's store (now operated as a Macy's). (more...)

Six Flags Great America to Celebrate 40 Seasons in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Six Flags Great America is excited to announce a celebration of 40 Seasons of Thrills in 2015. Initially built with a $50 million dollar investment, thousands of workers and enumerable details, Great America embodied the country's bicentennial with classic Americana-themed territories when it opened in 1976. Today, it is one of the largest theme parks in the country. Guests are invited to join in the fun for a retrospective look back at favorite shows, classic rides, plus weekly events featuring the park's world-class roller coasters. (more...)

One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer Set to Tour America
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

In a tour certain to attract scores of feverish females to vendors around the country, Britain's One Direction and Australia's 5 Seconds of Summer are poised to sweep America this summer. (more...)

Home Price Appreciation Slows in 65 Percent of U.S. Housing Markets in July Compared to a Year Ago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

IRVINE, CA - RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com), the nation's leading source for comprehensive housing data, today released its July 2014 U.S Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report, which shows that U.S. residential properties, including single family homes, condominiums and townhomes, sold at an estimated annual pace of 4,634,513 in July, down 3 percent from the previous month and down 12 percent from a year ago the third consecutive month where annualized sales volume has decreased on a year-over-year basis. (more...)

Emergency Medical Associates Named to Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare List for the Fourth Year
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Emergency Medical Associates is among 100 companies nationwide who have been named to the 2014 Best Places to Work in Healthcare list compiled by Modern Healthcare magazine. Emergency Medical Associates is pleased to be the only emergency medicine physician group on Modern Healthcare's list. (more...)

Natalie Weiss Returns to Chicago with Solo Concert on 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

BroadwayWorld's Natalie Weiss, of the hit show Breaking Down the Riffs, returns to Chicago for another solo show after playing to a sold out audience at the Chicago Center For Performing Arts back in 2011. She will be singing an array of songs from pop to musical theatre including some of her biggest YouTube hits. She will be accompanied by Shaun Whitley on guitar. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Welcomes First Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced the appointment of Jeannie Lukow as the organization's first executive director, effective September 2. Lukow, a founding member of Porchlight Music Theatre's Board of Directors and its president for the past six years, was co-owner of Bespoke Cuisine for the last 12 years after transitioning from a 15-year career in marketing communications and association management. (more...)

Verit Advisors to Speak at Midwest ESOP Conference
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Five Verit Advisors employees will present at the Midwest ESOP conference on September 11-12, 2014 in Oak Brook, Illinois. The theme of the conference is "ESOPs Move Us Forward." More than 400 attendees from seven Midwest states are expected. (more...)

The NA Office of Duesseldorf Tourism and Duesseldorf Airport Announce New Art Exhibit 'Inside the Speaker'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Düsseldorf, Germany (more...)

Thirstie Launches First In-App Cocktail Recipe Collection With Foodily
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Thirstie, the New York based on-demand wine and spirits delivery marketplace, is pleased to announce that it has extended its service to San Francisco customers. Thirstie has also partnered with Foodily, the only recipe network powered by friends and tastemakers. Through this collaborative effort, Thirstie will be the first on-demand alcohol delivery application to successfully integrate recipes and recommendations into its user experience. (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre's Incubator Series to Present Harold Pinter's A NIGHT OUT, 8/31-9/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

A Red Orchid Theatre's Incubator (an off & late night series dedicated to getting to know new and/or up-and-coming theatre artists in Chicago) presents A Night Out by Harold Pinter, directed by Dado. The production features 11 actors who are new to the AROT stage and runs Sunday and Monday nights August 31 - September 22 at 7:30pm at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. (more...)

Bob Dylan Announces 31-Date Fall Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

According to USAToday.com, Bob Dylan today announced a 31-date North American tour that kicks off Oct. 17 in Seattle and wraps up Dec. 2 in New York. (more...)

Varla Jean Mermant to Peform at 54 Below, 9/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Varla Jean Merman is the purported love child of Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine. Returning to 54 Below on September 3 & 4 by popular demand, Varla Jean, aka Jeffery Roberson, unveils a show of hilarious songs, videos and fabulous costumes, featuring Tom Judson at the piano. For Tickets please visit 54 Below online at http://54below.com/artist/varla-jean-merman/ or call 646 476-3551. (more...)

Ute Lemper, Ben Platt, Telly Leung & More Coming to 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Five Successful Lucas Group Associates Celebrate Career Advancement
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Lucas Group, a national recruitment firm specializing in search and placement services for strategic business functions, announced today the recent promotions of five top-performing Associates. Today's announcement reflects that in executive recruitment – as with other professional services – individual performance leads to corporate success. (more...)

Custom Wallpaper Printing Available Now at Sunrise Digital
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Chicago based printer Sunrise Digital is a leader in large format graphics. Wallpaper is one of the specialty products they offer. They print on 20oz CFFA TYPE II mildew-proof wall paper with Osnaburg backing. This material is heavy-weight for extra durability and easy, wrinkle-free installation. It is compatible with commercial wallpaper adhesives and when hung is a low maintenance, wipeable surface. (more...)

NFL Football, Finales, Premieres Highlight NBC Schedule 9/14-20
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE - Sunday September 14, 2014 - Saturday September 20, 2014 (more...)

Miracle Method Surface Refinishing Impresses at the American Society of Healthcare Engineering Conference
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

For the third consecutive year, Miracle Method Surface Refinishing exhibited at the American Society of Healthcare Engineering Conference (ASHE). More than 2,000 healthcare facility managers, project managers, and hospital executives attended the National ASHE Conference August 3-5 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. (more...)

Etta James Tribute 'AT LAST' Opens 10/5 at Black Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor announces the return of the Black Ensemble classic At Last: A Tribute to Etta James written and directed by Jackie Taylor and co-directed by Daryl D. Brooks. At Last: A Tribute to Etta James will be presented at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, September 27-December 28, 2014. The official press opening is scheduled for Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 3:00PM. Tickets available online at www.blackensemble.org or call (773) 769-4451. (more...)

SourceLink Announces "Insight," an Enhanced Marketing Campaign Reporting Dashboard for Lenders
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

SourceLink, an industry-leading multichannel marketing services firm and statement solutions provider, announces today the expansion of its "Insight" and "Advanced Insight" campaign analysis solution - providing a packaged analytical dashboard for financiers and lenders to measure and report marketing ROI across campaigns, acquisition strategies and over time. The comparative insights gauge the success of past and present marketing efforts, thus leading to stronger performance of future efforts. "Insight" is structured to monitor responses and conversions across direct mail, email, landing page and mobile data sources - amassing them into an all-inclusive reporting dashboard. (more...)

Uptown Charlotte Announces Race for the Cure and Chicago Bears, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

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The Sweat Girls to Debut New Show at Heartland Studio, 9/26-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Solo-performance group Sweat Girls have announced their latest stand-alone production, The Sweat Girls are ...21 and Finally Legal!, playing at the Heartland Studio, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave., September 26 - October 12. Celebrating their 21st solo-performance anniversary, the Sweat Girls consist of writer-performers Caroline Andres, Cindy Hanson, Dorothy Milne, Clare Nolan, Martie Sanders and Pamela Webster. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling 630.414.3939 or e-mailing tickets@sweatgirls.org. For more information, please visit www.sweatgirls.org. (more...)

D.A. Davidson & Co. Adds Jack Andrews to Launch Software Research
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

“Jack's software industry knowledge and his record of fundamental analytic skills make him the ideal person for this position,” Rogers said. “We're pleased to have Jack join D.A. Davidson's technology research team to increase our software coverage and provide valuable research to our institutional clients.” (more...)

BWW Blog: Paige Davis - The Gold Stage Door
by Guest Blogger: Paige Davis - Aug 28, 2014

When I was 10 years old, I had the life altering good fortune to see A CHORUS LINE on Broadway. It was playing at the Shubert Theater and it offered a gift of magic that stayed with me from curtain up to curtain down, and beyond. I had been transported by the dancers and their stories; so when the show ended, I pleaded with my parents to let me wait at the stage door in Shubert Alley for the dancers to emerge. I didn't have lofty goals of meeting them or asking for their autographs, I just wanted to catch a reassuring glimpse that such creatures were real. (more...)

SMOKEFALL Begins Encore Run at Goodman Theatre on 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Tickets ($25-$81; subject to change) are on sale now at GoodmanTheatre.org/Smokefall, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). The Goodman is grateful for the generosity of its production supporters, including Abbott Fund, the Sponsor Partner; the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the Foundation Partner; and Mayer Brown, the Corporate Sponsor Partner. (more...)

New Production Photo Of Meryl Streep In INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 28, 2014

An attention-grabbing new production photo from the hotly anticipated big screen edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS is now available to view, showcasing multi-award-winning superstar Meryl Streep as The Witch. (more...)

Watch on Amazon Instant Video Today: Amazon Debuts Five New Original Comedy and Drama Pilots
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Amazon today launched its third pilot season, calling on customers in the US and UK to watch a brand new slate of original comedy and drama pilots, and provide feedback to help determine which shows should be made into Amazon Original Series. The line-up includes everything from a visit to modern day Paris, a psycho-physiological illness spread through social media, the humor and complexities of marriage, a New Jersey 1980's flashback, and a mysterious thriller. The pilots can be viewed with the Amazon Instant Video app available on Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire tablets, Fire phone, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation, Wii, as well as hundreds of other connected devices such as smart TVs-or customers can visit amazonoriginals.com to watch online. (more...)

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Steers the Future of the Internet of Things (IoT)
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

“From smart cities to smart homes to eHealth to cleaner transportation, standardization in IoT will provide economic opportunity to these areas and many more by increasing interoperability and fueling the economy of scale. IEEE-SA is one of the driving forces behind IoT standardization and will continue to contribute to the advancing of IoT by participating and hosting of IoT workshops, events and projects,” said Oleg Logvinov, chair of the workshop planning committee and director, special assignments, Industrial and Power Conversion Division, STMicroelectronics. “The IEEE-SA IoT Workshop is a great venue for this collaboration. Here experts will gather to discuss technical and business challenges and opportunities, and how standards development will help shaping the future of IoT.” (more...)

New Novel DEACON'S WINTER, is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Redlands, Calif. (more...)

T M Orecchia Announces HEAR THEIR VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

WILMINGTON, Del. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Lakeview East Festival of the Arts; Sept 2014 to Celebrate 10 Years
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is proud to host and produce the 10th Annual Lakeview East Festival of the Arts. The 10th anniversary weekend takes place Saturday, Sept. 13 and Sunday, Sept. 14 in Lakeview, a dynamic and diversified neighborhood community rich in culture, history and the arts, from Belmont Ave. to Hawthorne Street. The 2014 Lakeview East Festival of the Arts showcases more than 150-juried artists featuring world-class original paintings, sculpture, photography, furniture, jewelry and more. This will all be in addition to the diverse artists' booths, live music on multiple stages, the interactive children's area, wine and food booths and much more. Scroll down for photos of last year's event! (more...)

The Edge Theater to Present Keith Huff's A STEADY RAIN, 8/29-9/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Edge Theater presents "A Steady Rain" August 29 to September 28 at 1560 Teller Street in Lakewood. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 6 p.m. (more...)

Three Floyds and Pipeworks Team Up for First-Ever Joint Tap Takeover at Roots, 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Roots Handmade Pizza (1924 W Chicago Ave) will host a "Let's Drink Beer & Eat Pizza: The Ten" event featuring 10 keg tappings from Three Floyds and Pipeworks, Roots Quad Cities malt crust pizza specials, and more starting at 6pm on Tuesday, September 9. (more...)

Winifred Haun & Dancers to Kick Off Fall 2014 Open Rehearsals, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Winifred Haun & Dancers will present the first of three Fall 2014 Open Rehearsals on Sunday, October 5 at Hubbard St. Dance Center. This Fall Open Rehearsal will present three works-in-progress, one each by choreographers Winifred Haun, Lizzie Leopold of the Leopold Group and Lucy Riner of RE/Dance. This event will also include a discussion about each artist's dance making process and audience members will have a chance to respond, comment and give feedback on the new works. (more...)

CLYBOURNE PARK to Open Maryland Ensemble Theatre's 17th Season, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) will present the first play in its seventeenth Mainstage season, 'Clybourne Park'. Bruce Norris' satirical comedy won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize Award and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play. 'Clybourne Park' will be directed by Peter Wray and will run every Thursday through Sunday at Maryland Ensemble Theatre from September 12 through October 5. (more...)

2014 SOLO COLLECTIVE to Feature THE STORYTELLER and More; Runs 9/7-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

After a wildly successful first year, Paul Stein and THE SOLO COLLECTIVE (L.A.'s only Solo Collective company) in residence at VS. THEATRE COMPANY is thrilled to announce its second annual SOLO COLLECTIVE, with three solo shows performing this Fall: Opening with the World Premiere of Antonio Sacre's THE STORYTELLER; a special return engagement of Drew Droege's BRIGHT PATTERNS AND BOLD COLORS and closing with the world premiere of Carla Cackowski's GAL INVINCIBLE. Antonio Sacre in THE STORYTELLER, directed by Paul Stein, will preview on Sunday, September 7 and will open on Friday, September 12 at 8pm and run through Sunday, September 28 at the new home of VS. Theatre Company, 5453 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

The Boot Premieres New JUDAH & THE LION Single, 'Mason Dixon Line'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Judah & the Lion are premiering the song 'Mason-Dixon Line' from their upcoming album, 'Kids These Days,' which will be released on Sept. 9 on Good Time Records. Head to The Boot to read the full article and listen to 'Mason-Dixon Line'. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis, Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara and More Set for Landmark on Main's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington is thrilled to announce its exciting 2014-15 Season, which includes magical evenings with some of Broadway's Brightest Stars! (more...)

Cast Change - Jamie Barton to Sing 'Adalgisa' in San Francisco Opera's NORMA, Running 9/5-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

San Francisco Opera today announced a cast change for the Company's season-opening new production of Vincenzo Bellini's Norma, presented September 5-30, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House. American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton--recent winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition--will make her Company debut as Adalgisa for five of the opera's seven performances on September 5, 10, 14, 27 and 30. Ms. Barton replaces Daveda Karanas, who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons. A casting update for the September 19 & 23 performances will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Seth MacFarlane to Join John Williams and the LA Phil for MAESTRO OF THE MOVIES This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Legendary film composer John Williams returns to the Hollywood Bowl to lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic in an exciting weekend of music from the silver screen, Friday and Saturday, August 29 and 30, at 8 pm. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 27th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 27, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Equity Jeff Award nominations are out, and 'On The Town' is open. Peck and Lindley, Jessie Mueller and more are set for concerts here, and 'I Love Lucy' and the Grinch will return. Plus Theo Ubique's Andrews Sisters and Kurt Weill in rep, 'Titanic' and 'In The Heights' prepare, Munster announces 2015, and NBC flies its 'Peter Pan' cast. Ahh!! (more...)

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