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More Than 25 Indian Start-ups to Visit Silicon Valley Courtesy of NASSCOM 10,000 Start-ups
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

Shoppers Didn't Fill Their Easter Baskets in April According to Newest U.S. Retail Benchmarks From Euclid Analytics
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA(Marketwired - May 8, 2014) - Euclid, the leader of in-store retail analytics, today releases its monthly retail benchmarks report to analyze shopper activity and behavior during the month of April. This month's report measured data from tens of millions of domestic shopping sessions to reveal that shopper activity failed to achieve the surge that was expected with Easter late in the month this year. Euclid asserts that its metrics illustrate a weak outlook for industry revenues, and estimates general merchandise, apparel, furniture and other (GAFO) retail sales declined by as much as two percent year-over-year. (more...)

Katie Rose Clarke and Adam Halpin Star in Long Wharf Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Running Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, will present The Last Five Years, written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, from tonight, May 7 through June 1, 2014 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. (more...)

Writers Theatre Premieres DAYS LIKE TODAY, Now thru 7/13
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's World Premiere production of Days Like Today, with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley. The production runs today, May 6-July 13, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The press opening is May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION Offers Saucy and Serious Wit
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - May 4, 2014

Portland Stage closes its 2013-2014 season with a sharp production of Evan Smith's saucy, yet serious comedy, The Savannah Disputation, as play which examines the foibles of faith and the thorny issues of religious dogma. Smith's 2009 play, set in his native Savannah, recounts the story of two aging sisters, Mary and Margaret, whose devout Catholicism is challenged by The Visit of a fundamentalist missionary, Melissa. Engaged in a dialogue against their will, the sisters soon find themselves plunged into a full-fledged theological disputation, which prompts them to call for reinforcement from their parish priest. The ensuing heated and hilarious conversation tests the tenacity of each of the character's beliefs. (more...)

Enda Walsh's PENELOPE to Open 6/14 at Rogue Machine
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Tony Award winning playwright Enda Walsh will be represented once again at Rogue Machine Theatre when PENELOPE opens on June 14th at 8pm. (more...)

Chris Weikel Wins NNPN's 2014 Smith Prize Commission
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

The NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK (NNPN), the country's alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, proudly announces that the 2014 Smith Prize Commission, which carries an Award of $5,000, has been awarded to Chris Weikel for The Word from Kampala. Awarded annually to a proposal for a play that dramatizes the pressing issues of our times, The Smith Prize is funded by a gift from screenwriter, novelist and playwright Timothy Jay Smith and a number of other socially-conscious donors. The Word from Kampala was conceived in reaction to the recent act of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who signed into law a bill that makes acts of homosexuality punishable by life imprisonment. (more...)

Terrence McNally's LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART and Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY Set for Second Stage's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced two productions for its upcoming 36th season: the first New York production in 23 years of Terrence McNally's acclaimed play, LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART, directed by Peter DuBois, and the world premiere of Neil LaBute's dark comedy, THE WAY WE GET BY. (more...)

PHOTO: Hugh Jackman Visits HEDWIG's Neil Patrick Harris & Lena Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Star of stage and screen Hugh Jackman took in the hit musical HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH yesterday and dropped by backstage following the performance to visit the show's stars (more...)

Kingdom Holding's Investment in Increased by 130% on First Day of Trading
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Shares of Jingdong Inc. ( began trading on the Nasdaq on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 under the symbol 'JD' in which Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) and its Chairman HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud hold an equally combined stake of 2.5% of its capital. (more...)

Redfin Launches Completely Redesigned Real Estate App for iPhone
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

“When people are searching for their dream home, they want to be instantly notified when a home matching their desired criteria hits the market, to easily share details about that home with family and friends and to quickly schedule a tour of that home at a time that works for them,” said Andy Taylor, director of product at Redfin. “This redesign enables Redfin app customers to do all of that from the palm of their hand, giving them a leg up on other homebuyers out there who are competing for the same houses.” (more...)

JIMMY FALLON to Take 'Tonight Show' on the Road to Universal Orlando This June
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2014

NBC announced today that “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” will embark on its first road trip and tape four nights of shows, Monday, June 16 – Thursday, June 19 (more...)

BWW Reviews: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Pays Tribute to Kander and Ebb with ALL THAT JAZZ at Strathmore
by Jennifer Perry - May 16, 2014

Stellar vocalists and instrumentalists deliver a fine and worthy tribute to John Kander and Fred Ebb. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

SuzBo Entertainment Inc. presents 'A Little Touch of Coward in the Night', the Words and Music of NOËL COWARD. Starring Suzanne Petri and John Eskola with director Bob Breuler and musical director Bob Moreen. (more...)

BWW TV: Harold Prince Welcomes Boggess & Lewis to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 13, 2014

The Phantom of the Opera, which is now in its 26th year on Broadway, celebrated yet another in a long line of milestones last evening, as it welcomed former LITTLE MERMAID co-stars Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess to the cast on Monday, May 12, at the Majestic Theater. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the big night, and below, he chats with legendary director Harold Prince about the latest additions to the cast! (more...)

Uruguayan President José Mujica Heads for the First Time to Washington DC to Meet Barack Obama
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Nobel Peace candidate Uruguayan President José Mujica is expected to meet U.S. President Barack Obama for the first time on May 12 at Washington DC, and Renato Ferreira, Founder and President of LOBRAUS, is excited to accompany the Uruguayan leader. (more...)

ironSource Hosts the Legendary Internet Entrepreneur Xu Xiaoping On His First Trip to Israel
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

This week, leading digital delivery company ironSource hosted a delegation of some of the most accomplished Chinese entrepreneurs and opinion leaders in the digital space at their offices in downtown Tel Aviv. The group was led by Xu Xiaoping, one of China's foremost angel investors, co-founder of New Oriental School and founder of ZhenFund, who invested in over forty companies last year with a focus on internet companies and education. Niu Wenwen, publisher and creator of The Founder magazine, and other leading figures also joined the delegation and visit to ironSource offices. (more...)

Kate Baldwin & Jason Danieley to Lead Broadway-Bound CAN CAN at Paper Mill Playhouse; Performances to Begin 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2014-2015 season with the Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014


Photo Flash: Opera in the Heights Hosts BRAVISSIMO! 2014: 'THE GRAND GALA'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

The 280+ arts patrons who gathered May 30 at the Petroleum Club of Houston for Opera in the Heights' Bravissimo! 2014: 'The Grand Gala' got a delightful surprise during the seated dinner: Stirring performances by rising opera singers and musical theater talents Alicia Gianni and Chris Newcomer. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

New Medicast' App Brings Doctors To Doorsteps In Los Angeles And Orange County
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

LOS ANGELES, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Medicast, a new doctors-on-demand mobile service, announced its entrance into the Los Angeles and Orange County markets. To provide the highest standard of personal care that's both convenient and accessible to those in need, Medicast connects patients face-to-face with a compassionate physician through a simple click of a button. Empowering consumers to seek quality, personalized healthcare on their own terms, Medicast revitalizes the on-demand house call model using today's technology efficiencies. (more...)

Marlowe Theatre Representatives Visit Royal Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

Students and a teacher from Canterbury Academy and a representative from The Marlowe Theatre travelled to the Royal Shakespeare Company's Stratford-Upon-Avon home to meet HRH The Prince Of Wales on Monday (2 June). (more...)

Hannah Elless and More Set for NYMF Readings of New Musical FOR TONIGHT, 7/9 & 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

For Tonight, a new original musical, by creators Shenelle Williams, Spencer Williams and Whitney Rhodes is headed to New York City to participate in The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) as a developmental reading. For Tonight's story is inspired by the life of the writer's great-great-great-grandfather in the 1830's in Northern Wales/Liverpool. With its indie-rock inspired score and a completely original book, this story focuses on the universal themes of love, family and acceptance. The show will have three performances at The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row in July 2014. (more...)

Tony Winners Kenny Leon and Phylicia Rashad to Star in SAME TIME NEXT YEAR at Atlanta's True Colors Theatre, 7/8-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

True Colors Theatre will present SAME TIME NEXT YEAR, running July 8 - August 3, 2014 at the Southwest Arts Center. Written by Bernard Slade and directed by Chris Coleman, the production will star Tony winners Kenny Leon and Phylicia Rashad. (more...)

Group IST Offering Havana to Cienfuegos, Eight Day Voyage Around Cuba
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Specialty travel provider Group IST is offering Havana to Cienfuegos, an eight day People to People exchange program of Cuba, throughout 2015. (more...)

Marriott Hotels In The Northeast Tout Hot Summer Savings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Vacationers and business travelers headed to the Northeast for a perfect summer will find more than 80 Marriott hotels offering hot deals and cool accommodations near some of the most popular attractions in the country. (more...)

The CW, Yahoo! and Clear Channel to Air/Stream iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party presented by VISIT FLORIDA will stream LIVE for fans nationwide on Yahoo ( and Clear Channel radio stations (more...)

Photo Flash: Queen Elizabeth Pays Visit to Set of HBO's GAME OF THRONES!
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visited the set of HBO's Game of Thrones today as part of their 3-day state visit of Northern Ireland. The royals took time to view the Iron Throne and greet cast members in the Titanic Quarter of Belfast, in Northern Ireland. (more...)

The Cast of MAMMA MIA! Visits Opportunity Village
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

On Thursday (June, 19 2014) Las Vegas cast members from the smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! spent the morning visiting Opportunity Village. During The Visit the cast took a tour of the beautiful Engelstad campus and got to meet some of the OVIPs while they were hard at work. (more...)

Anna Chlumsky, Jason Danieley, The Skivvies & More Join WTF's 2014 Season; Lauren Ambrose Withdraws from FOOL FOR LOVE with Chris Pine
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced additional casting on both the Main Stage and Nikos Stage as well as special events for the 2014 Season. On the Main Stage: Diana DiMarzio, Rick Holmes, and Timothy Shew join the WTF Resident Company, appearing in both June Moon and The Visit. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Berkshire Region
by Larry Murray - Jun 2, 2014

No rural area has as many summer stages as the Berkshires of Massachusetts whose offerings overflow its borders. (more...)

To Spread Tianhe-2 Worldwide, I2I Program Grandly Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

BEIJING, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Inspur HPC I2I program is a comprehensive market exploration project with the direct goal to take over the IBM x86 server market share. In this project, Inspur will take the emerging markets as the entry points and motivate global HPC users and partners to cooperate with Inspur. The project is believed to be a success, according to Inspur's abilities in R&D of the fastest supercomputers, Tianhe2 and Tianhe-1A, and on the high-quality support for HPC applications and services. More importantly, the complete HPC products and solutions family and the quick expanding global operating chain of Inspur will undoubtedly inspire confidence in the project. (more...)

48 HOURS Takes Saturday Night in Viewers
by TV News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

An updated encore broadcast of 48 HOURS: “The Devil's Twin” was Saturday's #1 program with viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for June 14, 2014. (more...)

First Look - Jimmy Fallon Takes TONIGHT SHOW to Orlando; Check Out Opening Sequence!
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

NBC's 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' will embark on its first road trip and tape four nights of shows, beginning tonight Monday, June 16 t (more...)

JIMMY FALLON to Take 'Tonight Show' on the Road to Universal Orlando This June
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

NBC announced today that 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' will embark on its first road trip and tape four nights of shows, Monday, June 16 - Thursday, June 19 (more...)

VIDEO: Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman Surprise Children's Hospital with Musical Performance
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman stopped by Monash Children's Hospital in Clayton where Urban treated patients and their families to a special performance of 'Amazing Grace'. (more...)

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor Announces New Name, New Mission, and New Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce its new name, new mission, new design, and new programming. Through the vision of Bay Street Theater's new Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz, the new Bay Street will enhance the development and presentation of new productions, performances and events. (more...)

THE TIN WOMAN to Premiere at Peninsula Players, Begin. 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater and Door County's theatrical icon, opens its 79th season June 17 with the world premiere comedy "The Tin Woman" by Sean Grennan. The Players premiered another of Grennan' s comedies "Making God Laugh" in 2011. (more...)

The Ustinov Studio, Bath Announces Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The Ustinov Studio, Bath is delighted to announce its Autumn 2014 season, which will comprise three black comedies from some of the greatest names in European drama: Friedrich Durrenmatt's Play Strindberg, Florian Zeller's The Father and Eugene Ionesco's Exit the King. (more...)

Jason Danieley, David Garrison & More Join Chita Rivera in Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival Producer Stephen M. Kaus just announced the full cast and creative team for The Visit, which runs on the Main Stage from July 31 through August 17. (more...)

John Glover to Star in Bay Street Theater's THE TEMPEST Outdoor Readings, 8/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Bay Street Theater has announced the launch of The Bay Street Shakespeare Initiative with the presentation of two outdoor staged readings of THE TEMPEST, starring Tony Award winner John Glover as Prospero, on August 16 and 17. This initiative is an ongoing program, which offers exciting performances and educational opportunities focusing on the work of William Shakespeare at Bay Street Theater. (more...)

Stew and Heidi Rodewald's FAMILY ALBUM Opens at OSF, 7/1-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will open the world premiere of Family Album, with book and lyrics by Stew, music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, created with and directed by Joanna Settle. The opening performance is at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 5 in the Thomas Theatre; previews are July 1, 3 and 4. Family Album was commissioned by OSF with support from the Edgerton Foundation. The show runs through August 31. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A VIEW OF THE MOUNTAINS Now at NJ Rep - Don't Miss It!
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 30, 2014

Metropolitan area audiences will enjoy 'A View of the Mountains' now onstage at New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch. Written by Lee Blessing and directed by Evan Bergman, a family reunion becomes an uncomfortable, yet comical meeting as political and personal tensions surface. (more...)

International City Theatre's OTHER DESERT CITIES to Run 6/6-29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

The manicured life of an actor-turned-politician and his impeccable wife is upset when relatives arrive at their Palm Springs home for the holidays - including daughter Brooke who's about to publish a tell-all memoir. caryn desai [sic] directs Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, opening June 6 at International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews take place on June 4 and June 5. (more...)

A COUPLE OF BLAGUARDS Plays Harris Center, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angela's Ashes, and bestseller Tis, Frank McCourt, and his brother Malachy, also a successful author, joined talents to write an autobiographical account of their years growing up in poverty in Ireland, A Couple of Blaguards. Though times were tough in Limerick, the tales spun by the brothers McCourt simmer with bittersweet recollections, ferocious humor and a parade of colorful characters from the priest who warns of sinners' eyeballs exploding in hell to the McCourt grandmother who spits on Franks unruly Presbyterian hair to tame it. (more...)

Alexandra Silber to Interview John Doyle at Pace University, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Pace University's Pace Performing Arts presents An Afternoon with John Doyle, the acclaimed director, at Pace's Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce Street in lower Manhattan on Sunday, April 27 at 2pm. Admission is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Premiere DAYS LIKE TODAY, 5/6-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's World Premiere production of Days Like Today, with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley. The production runs May 6-July 13, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The press opening is May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Monday, April 21, 2014 - 'AUTUMN', ANNAPURNA, Anti-Piracy and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 21, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN opens on Broadway, ANNAPURNA opens off-Broadway and more! (more...)

Yale Rep Stages World Premiere of THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND, Now thru 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Yale Repertory Theatre, in a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, presents the world premiere of The House that will not Stand by Marcus Gardley, directed by Patricia McGregor. The House that will not Stand will be performed at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) today, April 18-May 10. Opening Night is Thursday, April 24. (more...)

Judy Kuhn & Howard McGillin Join Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT; Season Casting Announced!
by 30 Days of NYMF 2012 - Apr 18, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced exciting casting for their Main Stage productions, along with a several special events for their 2014 Summer Season. On the Main Stage: Festival veterans including Nate Corddry, Holley Fain, Christopher Fitzgerald and Nancy Opel join the cast of June Moon, directed by Jessica Stone (July 2- 13); Justin Long returns to Williamstown, joining Renee Fleming in the World Premiere of Living on Love(July 16 - 26), and theater veterans Judy Kuhn, Howard McGillin, festival favorite Roger Rees, and more join Chita Rivera in the John Doyle-directed production of The Visit, with choreography by Graciela Daniele (July 31 - August 17). (more...)

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