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OpenDNS Deployment Leads to Twenty-Fold Decrease in Malware Infections at HamamatsuOpenDNS Deployment Leads to Twenty-Fold Decrease in Malware Infections at Hamamatsu
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

CLICK TO TWEET: .@OpenDNS manufacturer selects #cloudsecurity service to protect large mobile workforce http://bit.ly/1wn7jAi (more...)

Cubic's NextBus Subsidiary Announces First Project Outside North America for Delivering Real-Time Bus Arrival InformationCubic's NextBus Subsidiary Announces First Project Outside North America for Delivering Real-Time Bus Arrival Information
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

NextBus, a leader in Real-Time Passenger Information Systems (RTPIS), is expanding its market with its first project outside North America, with TransLink, the public transportation provider in south east Queensland, Australia. (more...)

Andrew Bird Covers Robbie Fulks for Upcoming Bloodshot CompilationAndrew Bird Covers Robbie Fulks for Upcoming Bloodshot Compilation
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

On November 18 Bloodshot will release While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records, a collection of 38 musical acts covering songs from the label's catalog. (more...)

Nick Bowling Directs THE KING AND I, Beginning Tonight at Chicago's Marriott TheatreNick Bowling Directs THE KING AND I, Beginning Tonight at Chicago's Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

The romantic and richly textured tale of East versus West, THE KING AND I, comes to The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL., previewing tonight, October 22, opening October 29, and running through January 4, 2015. (more...)

Award Winning Film SPIRIT OF LOVE Now Streaming on IAMflix!Award Winning Film SPIRIT OF LOVE Now Streaming on IAMflix!
by Movies News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

The film “Spirit of Love” i s now available for viewing on I AM Flix. The heart-warming film is a perfect fit for the family-friendly video streaming service and its worldwide audience. (more...)

Josh Radnor on Broadway's DISGRACED: 'I Really Liked How the Heroes & Villains Keep Shifting'Josh Radnor on Broadway's DISGRACED: 'I Really Liked How the Heroes & Villains Keep Shifting'
by TV News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Today, the drama's star Josh Radnor, best known for his role on CBS's 'How I Met Your Mother', spoke to the New York Post about his latest project, which features the dinner party from hell. (more...)

MajescoMastek Showcases New Digital Solutions at Convergence 2014MajescoMastek Showcases New Digital Solutions at Convergence 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

MajescoMastek gave attendees a sneak peak at STG Billing in the Cloud with a pre-release demonstration of the offering that is designed to make STG Billing easily and affordably available to smaller insurers. A demonstration of MajescoMastek's Insurance Content Services was also provided to illustrate the breadth of regulatory content services that MajescoMastek brings to market, building on its success of enabling the insurance industry's first in production customer with STG Policy consuming ISO Electronic Rating Content (ERC). (more...)

Experienced Escrow Professional will Guide the Growth of Entra Escrow Services in CaliforniaExperienced Escrow Professional will Guide the Growth of Entra Escrow Services in California
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

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Chicago Sun-Times print subscribers will receive FREE and unlimited digital access to The Washington PostChicago Sun-Times print subscribers will receive FREE and unlimited digital access to The Washington Post
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Chicago, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Chicago Sun-Times has partnered with The Washington Post to provideits print subscribers with FREE and unlimited digital access towashingtonpost.comas well as all smartphone and tablet apps. Through the exciting new partnership, Chicago Sun-Times print subscribers will enjoy a 52-week digital subscription to The Washington Post's award-winning news coverage and insights. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick & More Featured in All-New INTO THE WOODS Cover ArtPhoto Flash: Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick & More Featured in All-New INTO THE WOODS Cover Art
by Movies News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

This week's Entertainment Weekly's annual Holiday Movie Preview features four exclusive covers from the highly anticipated big screen adaptation of INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

Neiman Marcus Partners With POPSUGAR For Second Annual Holiday Edition Must Have Luxury BoxNeiman Marcus Partners With POPSUGAR For Second Annual Holiday Edition Must Have Luxury Box
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ POPSUGAR (www.POPSUGAR.com), the leading global media and technology company that combines the best lifestyle content with everything women love, is excited to announce the second annual collaborative holiday gift box with specialty retailer Neiman Marcus. The limited-edition box will feature a beautifully curated assortment of beauty, fashion, and home items in time for the holiday gift-giving season. (more...)

LA Master Chorale to Perform Renaissance Choral Gems, 11/16LA Master Chorale to Perform Renaissance Choral Gems, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

The Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC), led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, presents an all-a cappella program of soaring Renaissance choral gems that promises to resonate in the sparkling acoustics of Disney Hall on Sunday, November 16, 2014, 7 pm. The Chorale, which is particularly adept at performing this musical style with crisp, clear intonation, performs William Byrd's Sing Joyfully, Josquin des Prez's Ave nobilissima creatura, John Taverner's Western Wind Mass, Thomas Tallis's If Ye Love Me and Orlando di Lasso's O Crux Splendidior, among other 16th and 17th century works. (more...)

10 Tips for Successfully Implementing New Technology Solutions for RIAs10 Tips for Successfully Implementing New Technology Solutions for RIAs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Chicago, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Envestnet | Tamarac, a division of Envestnet, Inc. (NYSE: ENV) and a leading provider of integrated, web-based portfolio and client management software for independent advisors and wealth managers, has released an original study for Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) to use as a resource before, during and after the implementation of new wealth management software. (more...)

Ben Rimalower to Bring New Solo Show BAD WITH MONEY to Rockwell Table & Stage, 11/28Ben Rimalower to Bring New Solo Show BAD WITH MONEY to Rockwell Table & Stage, 11/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Ben Rimalower's addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life. In BAD WITH MONEY he charts his sometimes hilarious, sometimes harrowing struggle to overcome his problem-or get rich trying. (more...)

Goodwill' Awarded $5.4 Million In SoftwareGoodwill' Awarded $5.4 Million In Software
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Goodwill Industries International and 21 Goodwillagencies across the United States are expanding job and skills training with innovative technology, thanks to a $5.4 million software grant from Microsoft. The grant program, GoodTech, is Microsoft's third investment in the Goodwill enterprise's technology infrastructure. (more...)

Merkle Names Dave Boyd as Vice President, Client Partner, Retail and Consumer GoodsMerkle Names Dave Boyd as Vice President, Client Partner, Retail and Consumer Goods
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

“Merkle's innovative approach to data-driven customer marketing, digital, and creative enables world-class retailers to drive greater loyalty, engagement, and lifetime customer value,” said Boyd. “I am excited to join the Merkle team where I will focus on delivering engaging, personalized, and consistent brand experiences for our retail and consumer goods clients and help to maximize their financial results.” (more...)

Smuin's CHRISTMAS BALLEY, UNCORKED! Returns this Holiday SeasonSmuin's CHRISTMAS BALLEY, UNCORKED! Returns this Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

The Bay Area's hottest holiday ticket gets a 21st season kick when Smuin Ballet's The Christmas Ballet, Uncorked! makes its sassy return, a perfect gift for audience members of all ages. (more...)

Valid USA Presents Card & Mobile Innovations at Money20/20Valid USA Presents Card & Mobile Innovations at Money20/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Chicago, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Valid USA continually develops innovations and they will be showcasing some of their card and mobile payment solutions in booth #625 at the upcoming Money20/20 conference in Las Vegas, NV from November 3-5, 2014. The innovations they will highlight include a mobile solution using NFC to capture and redeem promotions, followed by brand driven & targeted e-communications, innovative card based solutions including EMV, advanced materials, hidden magnetic stripes, and several other new and unique applications. The event brings together more than 7,000 industry professionals, including over 650 CEOs and 2,250 companies from 60 countries. During Money20/20, more than 500 speakers will discuss content such as Mobile Payments, Retail, Financial Services, Marketing, Data, and Technology. (more...)

Groupon Announces Pages, a New Way to Connect People with Millions of Local BusinessesGroupon Announces Pages, a New Way to Connect People with Millions of Local Businesses
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

For the first time, Groupon is using these millions of new pages as a platform to publish its more than 20 million validated ratings and helpful tips from real customers to highlight the unique aspects of local businesses. In addition, Pages provide merchants with an additional online presence to connect with potential customers and drive more sales in the form of exclusive offers, everyday specials, coupons and other promotions. (more...)

Epazz Reports 21 Percent Increase in Revenues for First Half of 2014; Epazz Will Be Uplisting to the OTCQB Before the End of the Month Epazz Reports 21 Percent Increase in Revenues for First Half of 2014; Epazz Will Be Uplisting to the OTCQB Before the End of the Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Chicago, IL - Epazz Inc. (OTC Pink: EPAZD) (PINKSHEETS: EPAZD), a leading provider of cloud-based business software solutions, announced today that it has reported revenue of $580,077 for the first half of 2014, compared to revenue of $487,129 for the first half of 2013, an increase of $92,948 or 21% from the comparative period. The company will be uplisting to the OTCQB before the end of the month. Also, the company will be moving forward with completing the necessary paperwork to allow FlexFridge shares to trade in the market. (more...)

OnlineSchoolsCenter.com Releases 2014 List of the 50 Most Haunted Places on College CampusesOnlineSchoolsCenter.com Releases 2014 List of the 50 Most Haunted Places on College Campuses
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 22., 2014 /PRNewswire/ OnlineSchoolsCenter.com has released its list of the 50 Most Haunted Colleges and Campuses just in time for Halloween. From campuses built atop ancient burial grounds to hangings, murders and mysterious deaths said to have occurred within the walls of these institutions, eerie sightings and ghostly encounters get reported year after year. (more...)

Truven Health Analytics Launches Employer Reporting Solution for Health PlansTruven Health Analytics Launches Employer Reporting Solution for Health Plans
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Interactive Reporting offers analytics that help health plans analyze account-specific data on cost, use, and quality and demonstrate value by interpreting and sharing the results with their employer customers and third-party administrators. Employers can use this detailed information for financial planning, benefit design, and wellness program development and evaluation. (more...)

BlackLine to Host Webinar Showcasing Best Practices 'for Using Leading Finance Controls and Automation Platform with Oracle ERPBlackLine to Host Webinar Showcasing Best Practices 'for Using Leading Finance Controls and Automation Platform with Oracle ERP
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Finance controls and automation software leader BlackLine is hosting a webinar today entitled 'Close with Confidence: Building a Strong and Accurate Financial Close Process.'The event will showcase how the BlackLine Finance Controls and Automation Platform and its suite of applications can help companies running on Oracle ERP (or virtually any ERP system or combination of systems) comply with new and changing regulations, including the newly updated COSO (Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission ) Framework, to improve internal controls, increase governance and mitigate risk. (more...)

Synthesio's Strong Global Momentum Continues Through End of 2014Synthesio's Strong Global Momentum Continues Through End of 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Synthesio, the global Social Intelligence platform named a leader in The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Listening Platforms, Q1 2014 report, officially announced its global industry event tour schedule. Synthesio executives will be attending, sponsoring and speaking at various global industry conferences. The events specifically cover the social media, retail, customer service, customer engagement, automotive, eBusiness and communications industries throughout Asia, Europe and North America. (more...)

NCSBN Launches Redesigned Website NCSBN Launches Redesigned Website
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Chicago, IL - The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN®) has launched a completely redesigned www.ncsbn.org, which features engaging graphics and enhanced navigation designed to improve the visitor experience. (more...)

Music Venues Add Value to College Campus Life in New ArticleMusic Venues Add Value to College Campus Life in New Article
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

SALISBURY, Md., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ College students who want an occasional escape from the demands of academic life should take a look at a newly-launched article about college town music venues. The website for Great Value Colleges recently published an onsite profile of 20 Great College Town Music Venues across the United States. The article provides an adjunct to the website's comprehensive collection of informative resources that are intended to help students find the best value in higher education. (more...)

Disc Makers Launches Three Simultaneous Giveaways for Musicians with over $12,000 in PrizesDisc Makers Launches Three Simultaneous Giveaways for Musicians with over $12,000 in Prizes
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

PENNSAUKEN, N.J., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Disc Makers, the nation's largest independent CD and DVD manufacturer, announced today the return of their bi-annual sweepstakesbut with a twist. This time they're running three separate giveaways: one targeted to guitarists, one for drummers, and one targeted to home recording enthusiasts. Co-sponsored by CD Baby, Sweetwater, Cakewalk, TASCAM, Auralex, Audio-Technica, Godin Guitars, Roland, Taylor Guitars, Bold Face, and Ernie Ball, these giveaways each feature over $4,000 in prizes. (more...)

SimplifyEm.com launches Tenant and Owner portalsSimplifyEm.com launches Tenant and Owner portals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ SimplifyEm has recently launched Tenant and Owner portals to provide tenants and owners instant access to their accounts anytime, anywhere. The portals streamline all property management communication for property managers in order to lower costs, save time, reduce paperwork and facilitate on time payments. The newly designed portals give property managers, tenants and property owners an exceptional user experience. These new features enable property managers to run their property management businesses better, faster and more efficiently. (more...)

BWW Review: WHAT MAKES A MAN at the Berkley Street TheatreBWW Review: WHAT MAKES A MAN at the Berkley Street Theatre
by Dennis Kucherawy - Oct 22, 2014

While reviewing What Makes a Man (WMAM), now playing at the Berkley Street Theatre, it's tempting to comment on what's not there, what could and should be there, rather than what is there. What is on display is a marvelous musical stage portrait of Charles Aznavour, the world renowned French singer/songwriter, actor and political activist/diplomat. A man of the world, he is capable of singing in five languages. One of the last surviving 'showmen,' he still is capable of filling the world's most prestigious concert halls. For example, a year ago he performed for the first time in 25 years at London's Royal Albert Hall. Demand was so great, a second concert was booked there for this past June. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 22nd, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 22nd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 22, 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. We've got Halloween offerings 'Musical Of The Living Dead,' 'Witches Among Us,' 'Bewildered!' and more, 'The Wild Party' and 'Parade,' plus brief appearaces by'Bells Are Ringing' and 'The Color Purple,' Duncan Sheik in concert and a review of 'Edges' at Davenport's! (more...)

A HOUSE DIVIDED to Play Poag TheaterA HOUSE DIVIDED to Play Poag Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

This fall, Jaren J. Hampton returns to the stage with his second production, and brand new play "A House Divided". Set to take place at the Poag Theater on the campus of Tennessee State University. This is Hampton's second production that he has written, acted in, produced and directed. His first, ("Family Ties"), premiered back in February of this year, and debuted to a sold out audience on opening night. (more...)

French Montana & Jeremih to Play Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, 12/20French Montana & Jeremih to Play Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, recently named 'Best Live Music Venue' by Las Vegas Weekly and 'Best New Venue' by Vegas Seven, is thrilled to announce French Montana & Jeremih live at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas. (more...)

Thanks for Giving Gala to be Held 11/15 at the Wit HotelThanks for Giving Gala to be Held 11/15 at the Wit Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Concern Worldwide, a non-governmental, international humanitarian organization committed to the relief, assistance and advancement of the most vulnerable people in the underdeveloped countries of the world, will hold its annual Thanks for Giving Gala on Saturday, November 15 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight at the Wit Hotel, 201 North State Street, Chicago. (more...)

WGN-TV's Dina Bair to Serve as Celebrity Guest Judge for DANCING PROS: LIVE!WGN-TV's Dina Bair to Serve as Celebrity Guest Judge for DANCING PROS: LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced WGN-TV anchor, Dina Bair, as a celebrity guest judge for Dancing Pros: Live! which will have its tour launch at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph) on Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2, 2014. Hosted by Alan Thicke, star of the hit TV show "Growing Pains," and featuring Edyta Sliwinska and Chelsie Hightower from "Dancing with the Stars," and Ryan Di Lello, from "So You Think You Can Dance," the best dancers from around the world will thrill and dazzle audiences. (more...)

Eight Part Mini-Series THE KENNEDYS to Return to REELZ, 11/4Eight Part Mini-Series THE KENNEDYS to Return to REELZ, 11/4
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

REELZ today announced the return of the award-winning eight-part miniseries 'The Kennedys' making Tuesday nights in November appointment television. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre to Present Steve Martin's PICASSO, 11/26-12/21Long Wharf Theatre to Present Steve Martin's PICASSO, 11/26-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein and in association with Jonathan Reinis Productions and Stephen Eich, presents Steve Martin's Picasso at the Lapin Agile, directed by Edelstein, running November 26 through December 21, 2014 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck Mainstage Theatre. (more...)

Step Up Productions' 2nd Annual HOLIDAZE to Run 11/21-12/21Step Up Productions' 2nd Annual HOLIDAZE to Run 11/21-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

'Tis the season! Step Up Productions will continue its 2014-15 season with the return of its wildly popular HoliDaze, a hilarious and heartwarming line-up of original holiday-themed short works by Kristiana Rae Colon, Dana Lynn Fromby, Aline Lathrop, Steven Peterson, Joshua Rollins and Steve Simoncic playing November 21 - December 21, 2014 at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.stepupproductions.org or by calling (312) 316-8255. The press performance is Tuesday, November 25 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

ICF International to Acquire Olson to Provide Clients with Comprehensive Digital Solutions for Customer and Stakeholder Engagement and E-commerceICF International to Acquire Olson to Provide Clients with Comprehensive Digital Solutions for Customer and Stakeholder Engagement and E-commerce
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Olson had pro forma revenues1 of $126 million for full year 2013 and an Adjusted EBITDA margin1 of 22.5 percent. For the first seven months of 2014, Olson's revenues increased at a double-digit rate, a trend that is expected to continue for the rest of the year. After making business development and technology investments in Olson, the acquisition is expected to add over 70 basis points to ICF's EBITDA margin beginning in 2015. ICF will purchase Olson for $295 million in cash from private equity firm KRG Capital Partners and other minority shareholders. The transaction is scheduled to close by mid-November 2014, subject to regulatory approval and other closing conditions. (more...)


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Matrix Theatre to Present RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN, 11/14-12/7Matrix Theatre to Present RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN, 11/14-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Matrix Theatre opens its Mainstage season with Rapture, Blister, Burn, the hilarious comedy from Gina Gionfriddo, author of Becky Shaw. (more...)

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Premiere First Single 'Being Beige'THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Premiere First Single 'Being Beige'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS yesterday (10/20) partnered with Rollingstone.com to premiere 'Being Beige,'the first single from the band's album Monuments to an Elegy, out Tuesday, December 9 via Martha's Music/BMG. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights - 'Songs of Daniel & Laura Curtis' at Royal Albert HallSTAGE TUBE: Highlights - 'Songs of Daniel & Laura Curtis' at Royal Albert Hall
by Stage Tube - Oct 21, 2014

Cassie Compton (Wicked, Les Miserables), Katie Paine (We Will Rock You) and Ian Stroughair (Cats, Fame, Chicago, Rent) and more came together at the Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room to sing the work of British composers, Daniel and Laura Curtis on October 14. Click below to watch highlights from the concert! (more...)

BrightSide Theatre to Present IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, 11/28-12/14BrightSide Theatre to Present IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, 11/28-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, begins its 4th season with Joe Landry's adaptation of the holiday classic tale It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Directed by BrightSide Theatre Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and playing November 28-December 14, 2014 at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Avenue in Naperville. Tickets are on sale now at www.brightsidetheatre.com, or by calling 630-637-SHOW(7469). The press performance is Friday, November 28 at 8pm. (more...)

Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS to Run 11/17-12/20 at Lyric OperaGershwins' PORGY AND BESS to Run 11/17-12/20 at Lyric Opera
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess in a revival of the acclaimed production from renowned director Francesca Zambello, conducted by Ward Stare. It opens on Monday, November 17 with 13 performances through Saturday, December 20. Performance dates are Nov. 17, 19, Dec. 2, 5, 8, 13, 16, and 20 at 7:30pm; and Nov. 23, 26, 28, Dec.11 and 18 at 2pm. (more...)

Juliana Nash, Nell Benjamin, Nathan Jackson, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Greg Pierce and More Among MTC's Alfred P. Sloan CommissionsJuliana Nash, Nell Benjamin, Nathan Jackson, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Greg Pierce and More Among MTC's Alfred P. Sloan Commissions
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) announce recent recipients of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiative commissions for Manhattan Theatre Club. The commissioned writers are Jeff Augustin (Little Children Dream of God), Courtney Baron (A Very Common Procedure) and Juliana Nash (Murder Ballad), Nell Benjamin (The Explorers Club), Madeline George (The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence), Tom Holloway (And No More Shall We Part), Nathan Jackson (Broke-ology), Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon), Greg Pierce (Slowgirl), and Alexandra Wood (The Initiate). (more...)

Bailiwick Chicago to Present THE CHICAGO CASTING AUCTION, 11/8Bailiwick Chicago to Present THE CHICAGO CASTING AUCTION, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Anyone can be a star - for a price! The annual Chicago CASTING AUCTION is a unique opportunity for non-professionals to experience the thrill of being on stage in a professionally produced Chicago stage production. Bailiwick Chicago will be auctioning off over 40 roles for this season's musical production, Wonderful Town, on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at this year's new venue, Michelle's Ballroom, 2800 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. THE Chicago CASTING AUCTION will also feature live entertainment, a silent auction, delectable hors d'oeuvres, an open bar with signature cocktails and a professional photo booth to ham it up! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Comedian Hannibal Buress Calls Bill Cosby a 'Rapist' in Stand-Up RoutineSTAGE TUBE: Comedian Hannibal Buress Calls Bill Cosby a 'Rapist' in Stand-Up Routine
by Stage Tube - Oct 21, 2014

Comedian Hannibal Buress accuses Bill Cosby of being a rapist in his stand-up routine in Philadelphia. He says, 'It's even worse because Bill Cosby has the f*ckin' smuggest old black man persona that I hate. He gets on TV, 'Pull your pants up black people, I was on TV in the 80s! I can talk down to you because I had a successful sitcom!' Yeah, but you rape women, Bill Cosby, so turn the crazy down a couple notches.' (more...)

The Chicago Sinfonietta Presents Its Annual DIA DE LOS MUERTOS Concert, 11/15 and 11/17The Chicago Sinfonietta Presents Its Annual DIA DE LOS MUERTOS Concert, 11/15 and 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

The Chicago Sinfoniettacaptures the duality of grief and joy intrinsic to the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead in its annual Dia de los Muertosconcert, where the orchestra is joined by Brazil-born, Chicago area-based guest conductor Lucia Matos, making her Sinfonietta podium debut, and Redmoon theater, bringing the music to life through spectacular visual accompaniments. The Chicago Sinfonietta performs Dia de los Muertos twice: first, in Naperville at Wentz Concert Hall of North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Avenue, Saturday, November 15 at 8 pm, and then again in downtown Chicago at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Avenue, Monday, November 17 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Macy's Donates Coats to Support Clothes4SoulsMacy's Donates Coats to Support Clothes4Souls
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Macy's, in partnership with anti-poverty organization Clothes4Souls, announced an increased commitment for its 'Buy 1 & We'll Give 1' coat program that first launched in 2013. From now through Sunday, Oct. 26, Macy's will donate one coat, up to 50,000 coats, to Clothes4Souls, for every coat purchased in the men's, women's, juniors' and children's outerwear departments in Macy's stores and on macys.com. To help customers save while they give this season, Macy's will offer 30-50 percent off a large selection of men's, women's and children's coats during the campaign. (more...)

ABC's HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDR Beats 'Parenthood' by Triple DigitsABC's HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDR Beats 'Parenthood' by Triple Digits
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

During the 10 o'clock hour, ABC's “How to Get Away with Murder” maintained triple-digit advantages over NBC's “Parenthood” in Total Viewers (+133% - 9.8 million vs. 4.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (+115% - 2.8/9 vs. 1.3/4).  (more...)

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