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Tim Minchin and Matthew Warchus Developing GROUNDHOG DAY Musical; Workshop Set for Spring 2014!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

MATILDA THE MUSICAL's Tim Minchin and Matthew Warchus could have theatergoers returning again and again... and again for their upcoming musical adaptation of the 1993 movie GROUNDHOG DAY. (more...)

BWW Interview: Denver Center's Matt McGrath on Making GEORGIA MCBRIDE a Legend!
by Michael Mulhern - Jan 30, 2014

We speak candidly with Broadway veteran Matt McGrath on his rich theatre history; his love of new works; and the challenges, inspirations and joys that come from playing the drag mother in the Denver Center's THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE. (more...)

City Circle Acting Company to Present LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I SANG, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville presents an evening celebrating the songs that etch their place in the fabric of who we are. Love, Loss and What I Sang will be performed on Friday, February 7 at 7:30pm and 10pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th Street in Coralville. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JITNEY is a Long, Meandering Ride at Portland Playhouse
by Patrick Brassell - Jan 28, 2014

The play is anecdotal, each character telling long stories about where they've been and what they've lived through, but the stories are less distinctive than I'm used to from August Wilson. (more...)

THX Releases the Highly Anticipated THX tune-up for Android Just in Time for the Games
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

With major sporting events due to take over regularly scheduled programing this February, consumers can now make certain their home entertainment systems are optimized for best picture and sound performance. THX is offering the Android and iOS apps free worldwide from January 24 through February 3, 2014. Following that, THX tune-up will be available at its regular price of $1.99 USD worldwide. (more...)

BWW Reviews: David Parsons at the Joyce
by Barnett Serchuk - Jan 22, 2014

The choreography of David Parsons has always been a mystery to me. He has ideas and a vision, yet they never gel. This was apparent to my colleague and me when we attended the David Parsons gala on January 14. While not exclusively dedicated to Mr. Parsons-there were tributes to Paul Taylor in whose company Parsons danced, and Robert Battle, who performed in the Parsons company--we came away feeling that if this is what we have to show for modern dance today, it needs some rejuvenation-and thought. Why are these works being done when there is little that they say? (more...)

Cross-Country Skier Kris Freeman Named to 2014 U.S. Olympic Team
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Today 33-year-old U.S. cross-country skier and Lilly Diabetes ambassador Kris Freeman was named to the 2014 Olympic team. When he travels to Sochi, Russia, in February, it will mark the fourth consecutive Winter Olympics for the top-ranked skier, a remarkable achievement for a man whose career nearly ended when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 19. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Doing What He Wants To Do: Stephen Powell In San Diego Opera's PAGLIACCI
by Erica Miner - Jan 20, 2014

He has great analytical skills, approaches his roles with remarkable intelligence, and even accompanies himself at the piano. Baritone Stephen Powell, who sings his first Tonio in San Diego Opera's opening production of 'Pagliacci' this season, embodies the phrase, 'multi-talented.' (more...)

CES IDEVICES NEWS 2: iDevices Announces Precision Smart Bluetooth Grilling Products - iGrill2 & ILP Propane Bluetooth Monitors
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2014


BWW CD Reviews: Masterwork Broadway's LI'L ABNER (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is Exuberantly Fun
by David Clarke - Jan 16, 2014

In 1956, Al Capp's cherished Li'l Abner comic strip about the rural inhabitants of Dogpatch, U.S.A. got the Broadway treatment, and was met with a lot of enthusiasm and success. It was quickly adapted to film by Paramount in 1959. To the joy of musical theater enthusiasts, the film is remarkably faithful to its source material and even retained a majority of the original Broadway cast. Even in 2014, people still speak fondly of the LI'L ABNER film, and now Masterworks Broadway is releasing the LI'L ABNER (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) on CD for the first time. (more...)

PerfTech Upgrades Its Growing Roster Of Internet Providers To Smart Bulletins; In-Browser Messaging Gets Personal For 15M Subscribers
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ To kick off the new year, PerfTech Inc., who supplies the leading in-browser, subscriber communications solution to Internet Service Providers (ISPs), completed upgrading its entire roster of customers to the newest customization features of its Bulletin System messaging platform, featuring Smart Bulletins. PerfTech's roster includes half of the top ten U.S. cable Internet providers, as well as other cable and telecom providers in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, and Europe. In addition to PerfTech's adding new customers in 2013, several large, existing customers ordered system expansions to accommodate growth and acquisitions, while upgrading software and hardware. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Stark Naked Theatre Talks FAITH HEALER and THE GOOD THIEF
by David Clarke - Jan 15, 2014

Stark Naked Theatre Company is kicking off 2014 with two plays, Brian Friel's FAITH HEALER and Conor McPherson's THE GOOD THIEF, being performed in repertory. John Tyson is directing both productions. FAITH HEALER stars Philip Lehl, Kim Tobin, and John Tyson, and Santry Rush is reprising his role in THE GOOD THIEF. In the midst of their busy rehearsal schedule, I got to speak with all four artists about the two plays. (more...)

DRUNK: Collaboration
by Guest Blogger: DRUNK - Jan 15, 2014

It has long been my belief that the skill of good musical theatre does not hide in the perfect dance step, catchy tune, key change or the haze machine, nor in fact in the vision of any one person. In my opinion, musical theatre is at its core the art of collaboration. The bringing together of ideas that come into existence so fluidly that no one remembers where they came from but all would agree that the heart of their own contribution to the show totally hinges on the very concept. (more...)

The CMO Club and Visual IQ Team Up for Groundbreaking Study on Big Data and Marketing Attribution
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Omni-channel marketing refers to a strategy where brands create a personalized, contextually relevant experience for each customer, across both online and offline channels, as well as across devices leveraging Big Data. CMOs have expressed confusion and uncertainty around aligning and integrating Big Data, marketing attribution, and omni-channel measurement and optimization in today's increasingly complex marketing ecosystem. (more...)

by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 13, 2014

Oliver Award-winning MATILDA: THE MUSICAL composer/lyricist and popular stage and concert performer Tim Minchin sheds some light on his new stage endeavor, a screen-to-stage reworking of hit 1990s comedy GROUNDHOG DAY, as part of a new blog post. (more...)

LES MISERABLES Opens this Week at Reston CenterStage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2014

A number of lifelong dreams will come true this Friday night as the Reston Players open the Tony-award winning Les Miserables. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Synetic Theater's Jazz-Age TWELFTH NIGHT - A Manic, Slapstick Romp
by Andrew White - Jan 11, 2014

Just when you were about to pack it in because of the miserable weather Synetic Theater has come up with a joyous, raucous celebration of love-and jazz-in its latest Shakespeare adaptation. Twelfth Night, perhaps the Bard's most beloved comedy, is realized here as a manic and slapstick-ridden romp through the Roaring Twenties. Featuring classic tunes from the early jazz era, director Paata Tsikurishvili has set the action in a silent-era Hollywood sound stage. His wife, Irina, heads a stellar cast that channels the best of 1920's screen comedians, to brilliant effect. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Daniel Ezralow On 2014 Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony, SPIDER-MAN Broadway Memories, Hollywood & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 7, 2014

Today we are talking to a remarkably accomplished choreographer, actor and director who has crafted uniquely compelling movement for a number of wide-ranging projects in many mediums, from his early work as a performer onstage to creating dances for film, television and theatre - the gifted Daniel Ezralow. Discussing his elemental participation in tonight's 2014 Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony, Ezralow previews some of the pageantry, spectacle and artistry we can anticipate in the multi-million dollar production as well as the themes and ideas present in it. Additionally, Ezralow opens up about the technical process in organizing such a titanic technical production as well as outlines his collaboration with the scores of performers and behind-the-scenes individuals converging to pull it all off for a worldwide audiences. Plus, Ezralow comments on the controversial politics and ongoing drama surrounding the games. As if all that were not enough, Ezralow generously recounts his experiences working on the recent Broadway musical SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, recounting the troubled preview period and much-discussed injuries as well as sharing his enthusiasm for his ongoing artistic relationship with master director Julie Taymor, extending also into her fantastic Beatles-inspired feature film musical ACROSS THE UNIVERSE as well as THE GREEN BIRD on Broadway and more. Besides all that, Ezralow also comments on some of his specialty work for awards shows and looks back on some of his most memorable stage and screen work. All of that and much, much more awaits in this special interview with a dance dynamo! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Opera in the Height's DON GIOVANNI is Engaging Fun
by David Clarke - Feb 7, 2014

Based on the legends of Don Juan, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's DON GIOVANNI is a true staple in the operatic repertoire and is the tenth most-performed opera worldwide. The opera is often considered to be a dramma giocoso, which means that it mixes serious drama with comedy to create a melodramatic plot; however, Mozart catalogued the work as an opera buffa, or comic opera. Houston's Opera in the Heights production highlights the humor of the piece and thrills with skillful performances. (more...)

City Circle Acting Company Presents LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I SANG Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville presents an evening celebrating the songs that etch their place in the fabric of who we are. Love, Loss and What I Sang will be performed tonight, February 7 at 7:30pm and 10pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th Street in Coralville. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 'Accentuate the Positive!' THE ANDREWS BROTHERS Is 'Positively' Smashing at the Annenberg Theatre
by David Green - Feb 6, 2014

I'm almost certain I've said this before about a Coyote Stageworks production - but it bears repeating! 'Run, don't walk' to the box office to see this highly polished, highly entertaining and anything but 'high brow' musical comedy before it's too late. I offer a few critical thoughts below, in addition to heaps of praise -- but nothing to impede you from running out and spending a thoroughly enjoyable evening in the theatre with an absolutely irresistible quartet of actors. Founder and Artistic Director, Chuck Yates, has once again assembled a 'dream team' of actors, directors and designers who deliver at every turn. The Andrews Brothers is all fluff, to be sure, but it is presented with such panache, polish and style that the diversion from anything with more depth is just what the doctor ordered. I can't think of a better description than a very old-fashioned word - 'delightful'! It was absolutely delightful. I LOVED THIS SHOW and you will too. (more...)

Understanding Customer Interactions Across Channels is Top Marketing Challenge, According to New Research From Independent Analyst Firm
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

As consumers connect with brands with increasing frequency across multiple channels, they present marketers with the herculean task of making sense of all this interaction data to increase customer value and long-term relationships. This study provides a benchmark by which enterprise marketers can measure their maturity with big data tools and techniques, as well as the strategies that they can employ to improve program performance and customer experience. (more...)

by Jeff Davis - Feb 5, 2014

There's no doubt that People Will Talk About You Sometimes has good intentions, something I applaud and have no intention to criticize. The world premiere play from Poison Apple Initiative tries to tackle the topic of suicide and is inspired by 4.48 Psychosis, a performance art exploration of depression written by Sarah Kane whose clinical depression ended in suicide. (more...)

Localytics Raises $16M in Series C Financing to Drive Closed Loop Mobile Marketing
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

BOSTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Localytics (, provider of the most powerful analytics and marketing platform for mobile and web apps, announced today it has raised $16M in Series C financing led by new investor Foundation Capital. Existing investor Polaris Partners also participated in this round. Localytics will use the new funding to accelerate investments in product development, sales and customer service, and to fuel international expansion. The new financing brings total capital raised to $25M. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at the Kennedy Center - You'll Need Your Imagination
by Charles Shubow - Feb 4, 2014

Like WICKED was a prequel to the 'Wizard of Oz', PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is a prequel to J. M. Barrie's 'Peter Pan'. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Rubicon's Revival of NOISES OFF Is Absolutely Smashing
by Don Grigware - Feb 3, 2014

Noises Off/by Michael Frayn/directed by Kenneth Albers/Rubicon Theatre, Ventura/through February 23 (more...)

Brian Tichnell Is THE GRADUATE In LA Theatreworks Current Radio Play At The McCallum Theatre 2/25
by David Green - Feb 18, 2014

The internationally acclaimed L.A. Theatre Works is bringing its unique, hybrid radio theater-style production of The Graduate to the McCallum Theatre on February 25 at 8:00 pm. The sly and witty coming-of-age story of a young and innocent college grad seduced by an older woman was a theatrical sensation when it premiered at the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End, then transferred to Broadway. LA based actor Brian Tichnell plays the slightly neurotic Benjamin Bratton in this critically acclaimed production. I had the opportunity to chat with Tichnell about the production. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation. (more...)

BWW Blog: Confessions of a Duccess of Nutrition
by Mark Fisher Fitness - Feb 16, 2014

I knew I was 'pudgier' than all of my friends. But I was so young, I didn't quite put it into the context of 'weight loss'. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Charlotte - Week of 2/16/2014
by BWW - Feb 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/16/2014 for Charlotte (more...)

Freemie Announces New Product Line Aimed At Unmet Global Need
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

In October, 2013, weeks before a planned announcement, word leaked out on Facebook that a new product called the "Freemie" would soon be available that would effectively allow a woman to pump breast milk without taking her shirt off. The website wasn't even finished before thousands of inquiries a day began pouring in from potential customers and resellers around the world. (more...)

BWW Blog: Ashley Arcement of FLASHDANCE! - Happy Trails and a Perfect Attendance Award For...
by Guest Blogger: Ashley Arcement - Feb 14, 2014

After ten months of leading Flashdance as Alex Owens, Jillian Mueller performed her final show on Sunday. At the young age of 19, I expect Jillian to become one of the strongest and most consistent performers in the industry. She's off to a great start, having not missed a single show in her 240 show run as Alex. (more...)

Colorado Ballet's 2014-2015 Season Includes A MIDSUMMER NIGHT's DREAM, DRACULA, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs announced the 2014-2015 season, which will feature technically-challenging classical ballet and innovative contemporary pieces. (more...)

Jelena Mrdjenovich Announces KO Sponsorship Deal With Nutrie
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

'I am so excited to be part of the Nutrie family!' states Mrdjenovich. 'Being a professional athlete, we are constantly on the go from one gym to another. So the convenience and ease of Nutrie's products ensures that I am getting the nutrition and energy I need to crush my workouts. And it also makes the road to my title defence a little easier!' (more...)

Uphill Art Launches Website for Art Contests, Collections and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Always a fan of the unique and handmade, Jessica Meulendyke (from Milwaukee, WI) has scoured stores, both online and off, for the perfect gifts, but it was frustrating seeing the same pieces Over and Over. So, she and her husband, John, created Uphill Art as a way to help amateur artists to grow their businesses and gain exposure. (more...) Now Accepts Bitcoin As Payment Method
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

DENVER, Feb 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The U.S. online traveler's purchasing habits have been affected by many different innovative variables in the last decade. launched six months ago and offers a voucher business model adopted from the deal platform learnings. Always welcoming innovation, this Costa Rica Travel based company now takes a riskier turn accepting Bitcoin as a payment method for their Costa Rica vacations. (more...)

David Lan to Lead Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center as Artistic Director; Sexton, Hayles & Daldry Join Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

The Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center ('the PAC') today announces the establishment of a core team of artistic leaders: David Lan (Artistic Director of London's Young Vic) as Consulting Artistic Director; Lucy Sexton (artist, producer, and Director of the New York Dance & Performance Awards (aka The Bessies)) as Associate Artistic Director; and Andy Hayles, Managing Partner of Charcoalblue (London's National Theatre, Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, and the future home of Brooklyn's St. Ann's Warehouse), as theater design consultant. Stephen Daldry (director of the films The Hours, Billy Elliot, The Reader and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and of Billy Elliot the Musical, and former Artistic Director of London's Gate Theatre and Royal Court Theatre) has joined the PAC's Board of Directors. The artistic team is collaborating with the PAC's staff, board and numerous consultants to create a place that is unique on the cultural landscapes of New York, the United States and the world. (more...)

BWW Interview: NEWSIES' Liana Hunt on Moving Up from Understudy to Leading Lady!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 11, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Newsies just welcomed Liana Hunt to the role of the show's leading lady Katherine Plumber earlier this month. Kara Lindsay, who created the role, departed the production on Sunday, February 2nd. Following her first week in the role, Hunt chatted with BroadwayWorld about what it was like to officially step into leading lady shoes, how she got the news that she got the role, and more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Denver Center Presents an Instant Comedic Smash Hit with THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by Michael Mulhern - Feb 11, 2014

With an Elvis impersonator, drag queens and an assortment of other lovable characters, this is one show with such a unique plot that you have to see it to believe it! (more...)

BWW Interviews: The Ladies of COMPANY Discuss the Classic Musical
by Jeff Davis - Feb 10, 2014

Have we got a girl (or girls) for you! BroadwayWorld recently had a chance to chat with Paige Blend and Elise Lopez who star in The Playhouse's current production of Company as April and Sarah, respectively. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse's Gilded Stage Festival to Run 1/13-26
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

Metropolitan Playhouse, Obie Award winner for exploring American culture through theater, hosts The Gilded Stage Festival, the theater's ninth annual Living Literature Festival of performances inspired by the lives and works of American writers and creators. The Festival is a collection of nine new works by artists and companies from near and far, taking their inspiration from the writings, causes, and lives that defined The Gilded Age. (Project descriptions and schedule follow.) (more...)

Sandra Bernhard, Pam Ann & More Set for Joe's Pub this Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

Joe's Pub has announced this week's performances, running Dec. 30 - Jan. 5. The slate features PAM ANN, SANDRA BERNHARD, JP JOFRE, PAULETTE MCWILLIAMS, SOMETHING STEPHEN SAID, and LARRY KRONE AND FAMILY. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 12/31/2013 - 12/31/2013
by BWW - Dec 29, 2013

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 12/31/2013 - 12/31/2013! (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS at the National Theatre - A Musical Treat
by Charles Shubow - Dec 27, 2013

Historic adaptation of PORGY AND BESS returns to National Theater. (more...)

Hook & Eye Theater to Present World Premiere of THE SUMMONERS, 1/21-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2013

Hook & Eye Theater announced that it will present The Summoners by Gavin Broady at the Celebration of Whimsy January 21 through February 1, 2014. Directed by Chad Lindsey, The Summoners was devised by the company through a series of workshops in the Poconos last year. (more...)

BWW Exclusive Interview - Terre Blair Hamlisch Talks PBS's MARVIN HAMLISCH: WHAT HE DID FOR LOVE
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 26, 2013

Terre Blair Hamlisch speaks exclusively to BWW about the wonderful years she spent alongside the multi-talented, Pulitzer Prize-winning musical genius, Marvin Hamlisch. (more...)

Career Confidential Announces a New Job Search App for Apple and Android
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Career Confidential is excited to introduce its new Job Search App available for iPhone, iPad, and Android. This helpful app offers 6 job search videos that can be viewed Over and Over, for no charge. The following video titles included on the Job Search App: Job Search Video Role Plays, Cover Letters, Good Email Practices For Communication, 5 Tips For Getting An Interview Next Week, and 10 Deadly Resume Mistakes To Avoid At All Costs. The new app from Career Confidential's also includes links to more complementary job search help. (more...)

Rayovac Launches Family of Affordable Portable Power Chargers at CES 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

The 7 Hour Power Recharge mobile device charger, the Phone Boost 800 mobile device charger, Power Packs and Car and Wall USB Power Chargers each provide users with a new level of power and performance. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Zombie Joe Style
by Ellen Dostal - Dec 20, 2013

A Steam-Punk chorus of cadaverous ghouls, zombified and singing Christmas carols in twitching harmony is about as far from traditional as you can get, and quite possibly the most satisfying prologue for A CHRISTMAS CAROL I've ever seen. (more...)

Wilbury Group to Present AN ILIAD, 1/23-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

The Wilbury Theatre Group presents the Rhode Island premiere of Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare's highly acclaimed Obie award-winning adaptation of Homer's epic poem, An Iliad. Directed by Clara Weishahn (Sharon in DETROIT at the Wilbury Group) and featuring Rhode Island native Matthew Fraza as 'The Poet', this re-telling brings to life the ancient tale of gods, goddesses, warriors and their families, and the endless battles of human history with a gripping, modern voice. An Iliad runs January 23-February 8 at The Wilbury Theatre Group, 393 Broad Street, Providence RI. Tickets are just $15-$20, with discounts available for subscribers, seniors, and students. Tickets at 401-400-7100 or (more...)

HUMP T-REX Follows the Adventures of a New Hero
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

Nursery rhymes are a well-known and well-loved part of childhood. They usually feature whimsical characters and a short story narrated in a rhyming format. Nursery rhymes are told in a way that they captivate the imagination of children and let them easily remember the words and scenarios. As a father to two little boys, Simon Gaffney is familiar with the magic of nursery rhymes. In 'Hump T-Rex,' he uses vibrant illustrations and a catchy rhyming narrative to craft a wonderful retelling of one of the most popular nursery rhymes - Humpty Dumpty. (more...)

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