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Magenta, LLC Hires New Manufacturing Manager
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Magenta, LLC, a Chicago-based, woman-owned plastic injection molding company, has named Chris Knox as the new Manufacturing Manager. Magenta produces closures, containers, components, and drinkware to various markets, including food and beverage, healthcare, car care, household products, and laboratory and research. (more...)

Foo Fighters Announce Completion of 'Epic' New Album
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

According to, The Foo Fighters have finished recording their eighth studio album. (more...)

Tickets to DIRTY DANCING at Sydney Lyric Theatre On Sale 4 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Tickets for the tenth anniversary season of international hit musical Dirty Dancing will go on sale to the public next Monday, 4 August. Returning to Sydney a decade after its World Premiere, Dirty Dancing will play at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 28 November 2014. (more...)

CATS to Run 9/10-10/12 at Aurora's Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Prepare to be immersed into a world like no other - the magical world of Jellicle Cats - when the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, IL, presents CATS as the first production of its blockbuster 2014-15 Broadway Subscription series. (more...)

WOW! to Provide Fiber Backhaul for Hundreds of Wireless Cell Towers in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, CO - WOW! Business, a communications and cloud service provider, today announced it has been selected by multiple wireless operators to provide fiber backhaul for more than 500 cell towers in the Chicago metropolitan area. (more...)

CabbyPay Disrupts Traditional Taxi Cab Payment Methods, Brings New Level of Speed, Security and Convenience
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Chicago, July 31,2014 /PRNewswire/ Cash is awkward, credit card processing is expensive: that's the consensus among cabbieseverywhere.CabbyPay( plans to change all thatwith its free, web-based payment platform. The newweb basedapp enables cabdriverstotake credit cardpaymentsquickly while avoiding theannoyingwasted time and moneyof processing credit cards.To encourage cabbies to give the service a 'test drive,'CabbyPayis now offering a $20, no-obligation signup bonus. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Susan Blackwell, Krysta Rodriguez & More Serve Up VOLLEYGIRLS Benefit at 54 Below
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jul 31, 2014

Chicago Fire's Monica Raymund of Sisu Theatrical Productions, LLC, Jacob Harvey of Cave 76 Productions, LLC and Jordi Coats presented a cabaret-style concert of VOLLEYGIRLS last night at 54 Below, which included tunes from the breakout hit from the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival. The concert, hosted by Susan Blackwell ([title of show]), served as a benefit for the It Gets Better Project. BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage from the evenet below! (more...)

Roger Bart, Fred Willard & More Set for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 9/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

New York's 2009 Drama Desk Award winner CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY is coming to San Francisco's Feinstein's at the Nikko (222 Mason Street) for two performances only - Saturday, September 20 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, September 21 (7 p.m.). Tickets for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY range in price from $35 - $50 and available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting (more...)

Tapjoy Chooses Metacloud OpenStack to Power Global Analytics Platform
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

“We process billions of requests per day, and thousands of conversions per minute, which results in tens of terabytes per day that need to be processed by our Big Data infrastructure,” said Wes Jossey, Tapjoy System Engineer. “Supporting hundreds of millions of active users per month requires massive infrastructure. Over the years, we had built out dedicated hardware alongside virtualized infrastructure in AWS. Once we realized that our capacity could grow by over 5X for the same cost as we were spending today by switching to our own private cloud solution, we knew we needed to find a partner to help make that dream a reality.” (more...)

Zipments Acquires Hobson to Become the Leading Same-Day Delivery Provider for Retailers in New York City
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Zipments, the fastest growing delivery service in NYC announced today that it has acquired NYC-based Hobson, a leading provider of same day delivery service for retailers. The move is the latest by Zipments to offer a variety of delivery solutions to businesses and consumers throughout NYC and other major metropolitan markets. Zipments has historically focused on three market segments business services, ecommerce and personal deliveries. The acquisition of Hobson will enable Zipments to offer a more comprehensive service to retailers now with both online and in-store fulfillment solutions. (more...)

Nordstrom To Acquire Trunk Club, A Leading Personalized Clothing Service For Men
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

SEATTLE, July31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) announced today it has entered into an agreement to acquire Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service for men. The men's market is one of the fastest growing and most rapidly changing segments in retail, and Trunk Club has created a unique approach to capture the imagination of an under-served customer. They deliver a stylist service that combines the convenience of online with a high-touch, personalized shopping experience. The acquisition aligns with Nordstrom's strategic priorities around superior customer service, fashion, relevance and a seamless shopping experience. (more...)

Chicago Tribune Introduces New Digital Experience for All Platforms
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Chicago, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ TheChicago Tribune will introduce a new digital experience tomorrow, designed to dramatically increase functionality for users on any platform. The fully-responsive experience which intuitively tailors content based on device is designed to help audiences discover news and information in the most entertaining, empowering way possible, whether on the desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet. The University of Chicago is the presenting sponsor of the new consumer experience. (more...)

Property Markets Group Plans New $35 Million Residential Development At University Village In Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Property Markets Group (PMG), the rapidly expanding real estate acquisition and development company founded by long time developer, Kevin Maloney, announced plans for a new $35 million residential development situated directly adjacent to the University of Illinois at Chicago's (UIC) campus at 1350 S. Union Avenue in University Village, a vibrant cultural neighborhood with numerous shops and restaurants and a growing local and graduate student population. (more...)

Tacony Corporation Selects Epicor to Advance Its Business to the Next Level
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

AUSTIN, TX - Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced that Tacony Corporation of St. Louis, Missouri, has selected the next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution Epicor ERP version 10 - to increase business efficiency and streamline processes for overall performance. (more...)

Cubic (ITMS) Wins Key London Traffic Signals Maintenance Contract
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Cubic (ITMS), a subsidiary of Cubic Transportation Systems, has announced a contract with Transport for London (TfL) worth some $85 million at current exchange rates over the initial six-year term to keep traffic moving in a vital part of the capital. It will maintain and expand the use of intelligent traffic signals, as well as new crossings for pedestrians and cyclists, at strategic points across the city. The contract includes a provision for a further two-year extension. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/31/14 - 'RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY', AVENUE Q Hits 11 Years, Chita in THE VISIT, GREASE in STL & More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 31, 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: Off-Broadway is heating up today with BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY and 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' kicking off performances, plus AVENUE Q's interactive 11th Anniversary celebration, and stars are popping up around the country with Chita Rivera in Williamstown's THE VISIT, Taylor Louderman in The Muny's GREASE and more! (more...)

Broadway In New Orleans to Open Season with CHICAGO; Tickets On Sale 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Producers Barry and Fran Weissler announced that the suave, debonair, award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film - John O'Hurley - will return to the road to reprise the role of Billy Flynn in select cities. (more...)

The Houston Grand Opera Closes Its 2013-2014 Season with THE PASSENGER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Houston Grand Opera capped a financially and artistically successful 2013–14 season by presenting Mieczyslaw Weinberg's The Passenger —the Polish-Jewish composer's long-suppressed Holocaust opera—to wide acclaim at New York's Park Avenue Armory as part of the Lincoln Center Festival, July 10–13. Earlier this year, HGO gave the American premiere of the work in Houston with the same cast. There was special praise for the production and performances, conducted by HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers. New York magazine described David Pountney's staging as “a multi-story set so vivid you can practically smell the machine oil and coal smoke,” while the Financial Times said: “The production, imported from Houston, is imposing in every way.” The New York Times called the cast “flawless,” adding: “The conductor, Patrick Summers, drew a surging, textured, richly detailed performance of this challenging score (lasting three hours) from the inspired musicians of the Houston Grand Opera.” WQXR's Operavore summed up the import of the performances: “The Passenger shows how a Holocaust opera can hold the stage while examining important, complex issues—and could certainly point the way for future composers to deal with such important but delicate subject matter.” (more...)

Now Available: Keeper Secure File Storage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Chicago, IL - Keeper, the world's most popular mobile security app for managing passwords and private information, has launched Secure File Storage for iOS, Android and Web users. (more...)

Paige Davis & John Cariani to Lead Barrington Stage's DANCING LESSONS, Running 8/7-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the world premiere of Dancing Lessons, the new romantic comedy by playwright and BSC Associate Artist Mark St. Germain from August 7 - 24. Opening night is August 13 at 7pm. (more...)

Jackie Hoffman Joins Cast of ON THE TOWN Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Producers Howard & Janet Kagan have announced that Jackie Hoffman will join the upcoming Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN as "Madame Dilly." Directed by John Rando (Tony Award for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash') ON THE TOWN is set to begin previews on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and officially opens on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). Tickets for the new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN are on sale now and available at (more...)

The Hollywood Reporter Names 2014 'Top 25 American Film Schools'
by Movies News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter has released its 2014 list of the Top 25 Film Schools, which ranks the nation's most distinguished teaching institutions for film production. USC's School of Cinematic Arts, NYU's Tisch School, UCLA, AFI, and California Institute of the Arts took the top five spots on the list. (more...)

Nadex Launches iPad Trading App for Binary Options
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Nadex's iPad app provides traders an additional way to trade binary options and bull spreads based on stock indices, forex, commodities and major economic events on global financial markets. Key features of the iPad app include: (more...)

Kyle Kinane Coming to Comedy Works Larimer Square, 9/3-6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Kyle Kinane has been performing stand-up for almost half his life. He has performed at comedy festivals across the U.S., Canada and England. His nights are now occupied with performances at popular venues around the country and as a regular opener for headliners such as Patton Oswalt and Brian Posehn. (more...)

One in Five Companies Have Replaced Workers with Technology, According to New Research from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Chicago, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Is automation a job killer or creator? Both, according to new research from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl (EMSI). In a nationwide survey, one in five companies (21 percent) reported they have deskilled workers, i.e., replaced employees with automation. Among companies with more than 500 employees, the number is 30 percent. (more...)

Converged Technology Professionals, Inc. Delivers a Reduced Total Cost of Ownership for the Daily Herald's Telecommunication Needs.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Converged Technology Professionals, Inc. announced today its recognition by ShoreTel, a leading provider of brilliantly simple unified communications (UC) solutions, for delivering a reduced total cost of ownership for the Daily Herald's telecommunication needs. Prompted by the unavailability of replacement parts and maintenance support, the Daily Herald began evaluating phone systems after 25 years of using an NEC phone system. The Daily Herald used consultants and a cross-functional committee comprised of operators, agents, and front-line end-users to research options to replace the aging system. Three manufacturers were vetted by the committee; ShoreTel, Mitel, and MaVI. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Family Plot' Episode of CBS's RECKLESS
by - Jul 31, 2014

On the next episode of CBS's RECKLESS titled 'Family Plot,' Roy agrees to represent his ex-wife's fiance in a disputed property deal which may have resulted in murder. Meanwhile, Jamie awaits the results of Lee Anne's drug test. (more...)

uuber's Flip Turn iPad Keyboard Case Gets New Customization Option
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

uuber's Flip Turn case competes with offerings from Clamcase, Zagg, and Belkin. Two features distinguish uuber's Flip Turn case from all others: 1. Because the iPad is expected to be used in laptop mode most of the time, keeping the screen clean is a must. The Flip Turn Case is the only product on the market with a high quality built-in stylus. It is well integrated into the case using a convenient storage cavity. 2. Like all of uuber's products, the Flip Turn Keyboard Case can be customized with the user's logo artwork. (more...)

Tennis Pro Wozniacki Announces She Will Run New York City Marathon on CBS THIS MORNING
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2014


Introducing MEA's 2014 Purchasing & Materials Management Learning Summit
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

MEA proudly introduces the September 24-25, 2014 Purchasing & Materials Management Learning Summit in Chicago, IL. The Purchasing & Materials Management Learning Summit offers a unique forum for discussion in cost-effective methods and work process improvements for those in the procurement, storage, warehousing, and materials management field. (more...)

Drop in US Real Estate Appraisers Slows: Appraisal Institute Research
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Chicago, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The number of active real estate appraisers in the United States fell less than 1 percent in the first half of 2014, the Appraisal Institute announced today, lower than the average annual decrease of 2.6 percent over the past six years. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Movie Launches Official Website
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 31, 2014

Eager fans awaiting Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS can now peruse the official website for the film, launched today. (more...)

Dan Shulman & John Kruk to Announce ESPN's SUNDAY NIGHT BASEBALL, 8/3
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

ESPN play-by-play voice Dan Shulman and analyst John Kruk will call the August 3 edition of Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell (more...)

The Ultimate Late Summer Snack Is Back: Garrett Popcorn Shops' KettleCorn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Garrett Popcorn Shops is once again handcrafting KettleCorn in old-fashioned copper kettles to keep your summer celebrations popping. KettleCorn is the perfect combination of sweet and salty - - uniquely hot air popped kernels, delicately glazed with a touch of sugar and a hint of salt. All Garrett Popcorn Signature Flavors are handmade throughout the day using only the highest quality ingredients and a Signature Blend of non-GMO kernels. (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival presents The Visit, running on the Main Stage from tonight, July 31 through August 17, 2014. (more...)

CITGO And Six Flags Great America Celebrate Fueling Good Fridays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Chicago, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ On July 25, CITGO Petroleum Corporation and its local CITGO Marketers in Wisconsin and Illinois celebrated the first of four Fueling Good Fridays as part of the Six Flags Fueling Good Summer Discount promotion. Customers who filled up their tanks at participating CITGO locations before July 25 received a discount admission offer to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Ill. and other exclusive perks. They also had the chance to meet Fueling Good Road Trip host Diego, Miss Wisconsin Raeanna Johnson and Miss Illinois Marisa Buchheit, who were at the park for the event. (more...)

Women's Health & FEED Team Up For 3rd Annual RUN10 FEED10 Nationwide Charity Race Series With Upgraded App
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Women's Health the fastest-growing international women's magazine with a global audience of 35 million and FEED, the social businessfounded by philanthropist and social entrepreneur Lauren Bush Lauren, are partnering for the 3 rd annual RUN10 FEED10 10K race series motivating consumers nationwide to help fight domestic hunger. Women's Health is expanding the program this year introducing two new digital platforms, as well as adding new cities to its roster with first time presenting sponsor Lincoln MKC. To date, RUN10 FEED10 has raised over 2.5 million meals to support the cause and is aiming to double that in 2014. (more...)

Atlantic Theater's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere production of Stephen Adly Guirgis' play BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, directed by Austin Pendleton and starring Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colon, Liza Colon-Zayas, Tony Award nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson, Michael Rispoli, and Ray Anthony Thomas. The production began previews on July 10 and opens tonight, July 31 for a limited engagement through Saturday, August 16, 2014 off-Broadway at Atlantic's main stage Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). (more...)

Allscripts named Microsoft's U.S. Health Provider Partner of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Chicago, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Allscripts (MDRX) has received the U.S. Health Provider Partner of the Year award from Microsoft Corp. in recognition of Allscripts innovation, collaboration and leadership contributions in the areas of patient and population health. (more...)

Top Writers Discuss Turning Classic Stories Into Erotica
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014


AVENUE Q Celebrates 11th Anniversary in New York Tonight with Social Media Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The long-running Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q celebrates its 11th anniversary in New York tonight, July 31 at 8 p.m. with a special interactive social media performance - THE INTERNET IS FOR Q! - at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St.), at which all audience members will be invited to post their experiences during the show on their mobile phones via Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Facebook, etc. Members of the creative team and former cast members are expected to attend - and tweet - the performance, as well, and the evening's events will include surprise twists live from the stage. (more...)

'MULLINGAR' MOTHERS & SONS and More Set for Philadelphia Theatre Company's 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

An all-star Philadelphia cast kicks off Philadelphia Theatre Company's 40th Anniversary season with the Pulitzer Prize finalist Detroit by Lisa D'Amour running October 10-November 9 at Philadelphia Theatre Company's Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Directed by Maria Mileaf, the cast features K.O. DelMarcelle, Tom McCarthy, Genevieve Perrier, Steven Rishard, and Matteo J. Scammell. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 'Roxie Rocks CHICAGO'- As Does the Rest of Summer Stock Austin
by Wendi Reichstein - Jul 31, 2014

As a self-proclaimed theatre nerd, I have a bit of an embarrassing confession: I have never seen Chicago on stage. I've belted the soundtrack, seen the movie countless times, and even walked past the Ambassador Theater on Broadway (that counts-right?). But I had not yet seen this musical favorite live, until Wednesday night at the opening of Summer Stock Austin's Chicago. And yes, was it all that and a side of jazz. (more...)

Two-Time Tony Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald to Return to Broadway's CHICAGO in New Role Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Two-time Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald rejoins the Broadway cast of Chicago as Billy Flynn -- his second starring role in the acclaimed production-- beginning Tuesday, August 5. (more...)

Kierra Sheard Tops Charts at No. 1 with New Album 'Graceland'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Kierra Sheard's fifth studio album, GRACELAND, debuted at number one on Billboard's Gospel Albums chart and number 33 on the Top 200 chart this week. (more...)

Anjelica Huston, Mia Farrow, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda & More Will Rotate Through All-Star Broadway Revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS at the Nederlander
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances, LOVE LETTERS, will have its first Broadway revival, beginning performances Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 8pm, at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street). (more...)

BWW Review: COMMON's 'Nobody's Smiling' Balances Old School Mentality with New Edgy Sound
by Noah Kahan - Jul 30, 2014

Common finds a balance between his old school conscious mentality and a new school edgy sound. The deep political consciousness of his earlier albums are here in spades (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cortland Rep's SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

For the fourth show in their 43rd annual summer season, Cortland Repertory Theatre presents the New York State premiere of the new mystery/comedy 'Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily' by Katie Forgette. Performances will run from tonight, July 30th, through August 9th with evening performances at 7:30 PM. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Comes to Boston Opera House, 9/9-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Casting has been announced for the Boston engagement of Disney's The Lion King. Boston's most eagerly awaited stage production returns to the Boston Opera House stage from September 9 to October 12 as part of the 2014-2015 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

Carm Grisolla and Tom Hickey to Star in Strawdog Theatre's FAIL/SAFE, Running 9/14-10/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Director Hank Boland have announced the first production in their 2014 - 2015 Hugen Hall season, Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler's Fail/Safe, adapted for the stage by ensemble members Nikki Klix and Anderson Lawfer, September 14 to October 14, direction by Anderson Lawfer at Hugen Hall in Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway Street. (more...)

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