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Jahia Opens a New Office in Chicago, IL.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA and GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - Jahia, leading open source vendor and provider of Java-based Enterprise Content Management System (CMS) solutions, announced the opening of a new office in Chicago, IL, to support the growing demand from US customers. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ray Mercer's Circle of Dance
by Naomi Serviss - Apr 17, 2014

When he's not performing eight shows a week in The LION KING, Mercer is choreographing commissions nationwide. (more...)

Teatro Regio Torino to Launch First North American Tour at Harris Theater, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance today confirmed that a major event of the 2014-2015 Harris Theater Presents season will be the North American debut performance of the Turin, Italy-based Teatro Regio Torino orchestra and chorus, under the leadership of Music Director and Conductor Gianandrea Noseda. Teatro Regio Torino will open its first-ever North American tour at the Harris Theater on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 7PM with a historic, one-night-only concert performance of Gioachino Rossini's opera William Tell. Teatro Regio Torino's four-stop tour-with performances in Chicago, Ann Arbor, Toronto, and New York's Carnegie Hall-also marks the first time an Italian opera house will tour an opera in concert form in North America. The December 3 production will feature soprano Angela Meade as Matilde, tenor John Osborn as Arnoldo, and baritone Fabio Capitanucci in the title role of Guglielmo Tell. Century old high jewelry house Buccellati, which recently opened a boutique on Oak Street, will be one of the sponsors for the debut performance at the Harris Theater. North American tour sponsors include Eataly, Lavazza and Del Cambio, a legendary Torino restaurant. Special events are being planned around this historic performance. (more...)

Alonzo King LINES Ballet to Make Houston Debut, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The San Francisco-based contemporary ballet company, Alonzo King LINES Ballet,will make its Houston debut Friday, May 9, 2014, at 8 p.m. in the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater, presented by Society for the Performing Arts. (more...)

The Art Institute of Chicago Presents MAGRITTE, THE MYSTERY OF THE ORDINARY, 1926-1938, 6/24-8/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

René Magritte, the playful and provocative Belgian Surrealist who set out to create works that would 'challenge the real world' by making 'everyday objects shriek out loud,' is the focus of a major exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago: Magritte, The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938. The show opens June 24, 2014 and runs through October 13, 2014 in Regenstein Hall. A collaborative effort between three museums, the exhibition will make its final stop at the Art Institute following its premiere at The Museum of Modern Art in New York on September 28, 2013 and its current run at the Menil Collection, Houston. (more...)

Under The Streetlamp and Gentleman's Rule Launche Joint Tour Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

With their unique style and modern 'Rat Pack' persona, UNDER THE STREETLAMP brings the American Radio Songbook to a whole new level in their second television special for PBS. With the mantra 'Retro never sounded so now,' these four extremely talented and charismatic former cast members of the Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical 'Jersey Boys' provide an electrifying concert produced at the renowned Chicagoland's Star Plaza Theater. 'UNDER THE STREETLAMP: Let The Good Times Roll' is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations throughout the month. The first batch of airings started to air Saturday, March 1 (check local listings). (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Stages THE LETTERS, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Aurora Theatre Company presents its first fully staged production in the company's second stage performance space, Harry's UpStage. Award-winning Bay Area auteur Mark Jackson returns to the company to direct this sixth addition to the season, the Professional Bay Area Premiere of John W. Lowell's suspenseful psychological thriller THE LETTERS, featuring Beth Wilmurt (The Eccentricities of a Nightingale) and Michael Ray Wisely (The Arsonists). THE LETTERS plays today, April 17 through May 25 at Harry's UpStage, located in the Nell and Jules Dashow Wing at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. (more...)

Footlight Players to Present TWENTIETH CENTURY, 5/2-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The Footlight Players, South Carolina's longest-producing theatre company, is thrilled to present Twentieth Century, the story of a Broadway director and his quest to woo his former lover and star back to the Broadway Stage. Twentieth Century, by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, is newly adapted by Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor). Michael Locklair directs this madcap farce about egomaniacal Broadway director, Oscar Jaffe, who has a twenty hour train ride from Chicago to New York to convince, now Hollywood star, Lily Garland to return to Broadway in his upcoming show. Twentieth Century arrives on stage May 2 at 8:00 pm and May 3, 8, 9,10,15, 16 and 17 at 8:00 pm with matinees on May 11 & 18 at 3:00 pm. (more...)

ESPN's 30 for 30 Airs BAD BOYS Tonight
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

ESPN Films' 30 for 30 series will continue with 'Bad Boys' tonight, April 17, at 8 p.m. ET. (more...)

Candid Concert Opera Chicago to Present COSI FAN TUTTE, 5/9-10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Candid Concert Opera Chicago presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Così fan tutte. An ingenious mix of poignant drama and hilarious farce, Così fan tutte follows two young soldiers who disguise their identities to test their lover's fidelity. The opera will be sung in Italian with English supertitles. Two performances only, May 9 at the Stan Mansion, 2408 N. Kedzie Avenue and May 10 at Edgebrook Lutheran Church, 5252 W. Devon Avenue. Both performances begin at 7:30 p.m. The production is suitable for all audiences of all ages and is free to the public; $20 suggested donation. For more information visit www.candidconcertopera.org. (more...)

University of Chicago's Studs Terkel Festival to Run 5/9-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

A full schedule is now available for Let's Get Working, a new three-day festival honoring the life and work of Chicago legend Studs Terkel at the University of Chicago's Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago. Let's Get Working explores Terkel's legacy while showcasing individuals and groups from Chicago and beyond who have been influenced and inspired by Terkel's work as a broadcaster, historian, actor, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. All events are free and open to the public. (more...)

ARCHIMEDES' PRINCIPLE Makes UK Premiere at Park Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Winner of the 36th Premi Born de Teatre and the Barcelona Theatre Institute's Staging Projects Award (2011), El Principi d'Arquimedes by Catalan playwright Josep Maria Miro i Coromina comes to the Park Theatre for the UK premiere of the English translation by Dustin Langan, Archimedes' Principle. The production opens tonight, 17 April, and runs until 11 May in Park90. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Billy Zane, Jenn Gambatese and More in Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago General Director Anthony Freud announced today four additional performances due to popular demand for Lyric Opera of Chicago's new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved Broadway musical The Sound of Music, April 25-May 25, 2014, at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive. Additional performance dates are Friday, May 23 at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 24 at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 25 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29 and are available now at lyricopera.org/soundofmusic or at 312-827-5600. (more...)

Critical Alerts For Voxeljet, Medtronic, Expedia, Express, and Randgold Resources 'Released By InvestorsObserver
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Chicago, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ InvestorsObserver issues critical PriceWatch Alerts for VJET, MDT, EXPE, EXPR, and GOLD. (more...)

BOUNCERS Opens Tonight at The Public House Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

At the gates of our favorite bars and nightclubs are the Sentinels who stand between ourselves and utter chaos. But what goes on in the minds and nights of those imposing guards that give their lives to save us from ourselves? John Godber's high-octane hit 'Bouncers' comes to The Public House Theatre, with four frenetic actors playing the quartet of doormen, as well as the dozens of denizens of the debauched Midnight Circus. (more...)

Domino's Uses Procore to Manage New Restaurant Construction and Remodel Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The company currently has active plans for 60 of the chain's nearly 5,000 stores in Procore, and they also plan to build 150 new restaurants a year and begin international development in Mexico, England, and India, totaling 10,000 international restaurants. (more...)

Greater Austin High School Musical Theater Awards Set for the Long Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

It will be a night of firsts for performing arts in Austin, Texas! The First Annual Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards (GAHSMTA) will be held at the Long Center, tonight, April 17 at 7:30pm. Not only will it be the first large scale project fully produced in-house by Austin's iconic performing arts venue on Lady Bird Lake, but also it will be the first time the Long Center has partnered with ZACH Theatre and The University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts. (more...)

Angela Eve and Eve's Parlor Cabaret & Untitled Supper Club Present UNBRIDLED: THE REVITALIZED WEEKLY VARIETE SHOW Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

This spring, Angela Eve and Eve's Parlor Cabaret will team up with Untitled Supper Club to bring more burlesque, fetish, and sexy circus to Unbridled, Untitled's freaky Today night dance party. (more...)

Tadeusz Slobodzianek Attends Remy Bumppo Performance of His Play OUR CLASS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Award-winning Polish playwright Tadeusz Slobozianek will be at the Remy Bumppo Theatre Company's presentation of his noted and controversial play, Our Class, tonight, April 17, and will participate in a talkback after the show. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway Return to 54 Below with SIBLING REVELRY
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 17, 2014

Ann Hampton Callawayand Liz Callaway return to 54 Below with SIBLING RIVERLRY, continuing through April 19. The show is a loosely-based musical autobiography outlining their lives from their childhood in Chicago, to their move to New York City, to the ever-continuing adventures of their luminous careers. (more...)

PunchTab Grows North American Footprint With Key Executive Hires and New York Office Expansion
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

PALO ALTO, CA - PunchTab, the leading omni-channel engagement and insights platform, announced today the expansion of its sales team in key markets, including New York and San Francisco, in order to fulfill growing customer demand. (more...)

XVIVO's 'Protein Packing' animation featured in New York Times science article
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

WETHERSFIELD, Conn., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ XVIVO Scientific Animation, the premier creator of medical animation, is featured in the New York Times once again, this time for Protein Packing, the third installment in the Inner Life of a Cell animation series, developed in conjunction with Harvard University. (more...)

OWNERS & REALLY REALLY Set for Interrobang Theatre Project's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Interrobang Theatre Project has announced its 2014/15 Sseason! Bridging continents and 43 years of theatre history, ITP's 5th Season brings together the first professionally produced plays that launched the careers of two distinctive contemporary playwrights: OWNERS (1972) by the now legendary, groundbreaking British playwright Caryl Churchill and REALLY REALLY (2013) by the tenacious 27-year-old American playwright Paul Downs Calaizzo. These two productions share a common concern with issues of power, entitlement, politics, economics and gender and their critically acclaimed premieres heralded Churchill and Calaizzo, respectively, as writers to watch, bold new voices with their fingers of the pulse of their generation. (more...)

Sound World Solutions Introduces New CS50 iPhone-Compatible Personal Sound Amplifier
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

PARK RIDGE, Ill., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Sound World Solutions announces the availability of the CS50, the company's second model in the technologically advanced Bluetooth Series of personal sound amplifiers. The CS50 features an Apple iOS 7-compatible customizer app, enabling users to adjust sound performance from an iPhone. (more...)

Stern Pinball Unveils 'Top Secret' Images of the 50-Years-of-Mustang Limited Edition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

MELROSE PARK, Ill., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games, announces the feature rich '50 Years' of Mustang Limited Edition Pinball. The '50 Years' LE joins Stern's Boss Mustang Premium and Mustang Pro models to complete the Mustang Pinball line. Stern is proud to participate in the celebration of 50 Years of Mustang by unveiling never before seen images of Ford's Special Edition Mustang model that is featured in the artwork on Stern's LE cabinet and backglass. (more...)

Sound World Solutions Introduces New CS50 iPhone-Compatible Personal Sound Amplifier
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

PARK RIDGE, Ill., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Sound World Solutions announces the availability of the CS50, the company's second model in the technologically advanced Bluetooth Series of personal sound amplifiers. The CS50 features an Apple iOS 7-compatible customizer app, enabling users to adjust sound performance from an iPhone. (more...)

Stern Pinball Unveils 'Top Secret' Images of the 50-Years-of-Mustang Limited Edition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

MELROSE PARK, Ill., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games, announces the feature rich '50 Years' of Mustang Limited Edition Pinball. The '50 Years' LE joins Stern's Boss Mustang Premium and Mustang Pro models to complete the Mustang Pinball line. Stern is proud to participate in the celebration of 50 Years of Mustang by unveiling never before seen images of Ford's Special Edition Mustang model that is featured in the artwork on Stern's LE cabinet and backglass. (more...)

ReelzChannel to Premiere Reality Series BALL BOYS, 4/23
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

ReelzChannel's newly acquired reality series Ball Boys will join the network's lineup on Wednesday, April 23 with two back-to-back episodes starting at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. (more...)

2014 NBA Playoffs to Tip Off on ABC & ESPN, 4/19
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The 2014 NBA Playoffs will tip off on ESPN's family of networks beginning this weekend with five Game 1 telecasts. (more...)

NBC's LAW & ORDER Rebroadcast is Network's Top Encore Since 2012
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

An encore telecast of 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (1.3/4 in adults 18-49, 5.2 million viewers overall from 9-10:01 p.m. ET) is currently delivering the show's top results for a rebroadcast since Dec. 26, 2012 (more...)

Daniel J. Travanti to Lead FALSE SOLUTION at Santa Monica Playhouse, Begin. 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

In FALSE SOLUTION, Anton Seligman is a renowned architect, working on his designs for a new Holocaust museum to be built in Poland. He encounters Linda Johansson, a beautiful young intern and first-year architecture grad student, who challenges his conceptions. The tensions created by their differing ideas are complicated by their mutual attraction to each other: The lovely young woman is drawn to this man by his accomplishments and influential position in addition to his considerable personal charm; He, in his turn, is stimulated by her beauty, vitality, and probing intellect. Given the subject matter of the project, identity politics are also part of the mix. (more...)

J. Roddy Walston & The Business Debut New Video For 'Same Days'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Emphasizing the mediocrity, yet weirdness of day-to-day life, J. Roddy Walston & The Business' new video for the beat-driven track 'Same Days' will both mesmerize and keep your head bobbing. (more...)

Jeffrey Siegel to Conclude MISTRESSES AND MASTERPIECES Series on 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Jeffrey Siegel's Keyboard Conversations are brilliantly polished concerts-with-commentary format in which captivating remarks precede virtuoso performances of piano masterpieces. The Los Angeles Times acclaims "Jeffrey Siegel has everything: massive technique, musical sensitivity and character, wide tonal resources, immense reserves of power, and the ability to communicate." These talents will be displayed at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom as Mr. Siegel concludes this season's series of concerts with Mistresses and Masterpieces on May 18. (more...)

ATC Announces AracaWorks: Chicago; Replaces 'LITTLE SHOP' with New Musical
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

American Theater Company announces a new partnership with The Araca Group (Broadway producers of Urinetown, Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, The Wedding Singer, Lend Me a Tenor, and A View From the Bridge, among others) in the development of new American plays in Chicago. The two organizations will partner to produce AracaWorks: Chicago, a weekend of readings of world premiere American plays from August 7-9, 2014 in Chicago. One of the three plays will receive a year of development, including a workshop production the following summer at ATC. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Brandon Victor Dixon Talks Legacy of MOTOWN on LIVE FROM THE COUCH
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2014

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL star Brandon Victor Dixon appeared this week on WLNY-TV's 'Live From The Couch' to speak with host John Elliott about working with Berry Gordy on the smash hit musical from the very beginning, the historical significance of Motown's legacy, and bringing that story to Broadway. Check out the interview below! (more...)

Music of Leonard Bernstein, Cole Porter & More Included in Town Hall's 2014 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Town Hall has announced its 2014 Summer Season, a trio of unforgettable one-night-only events featuring music from some of Broadway's most beloved songwriters, critically acclaimed musical performers, and fresh-faced talent on the brink of discovery. (more...)

Chicago Fire v. New England Revolution Match Set for NBCSN this Weekend
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

NBCSN's Major League Soccer coverage this weekend features the Chicago Fire hosting the New England Revolution on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET, immediately following NBCSN's Premier League coverage. (more...)

Maureen Lipman Joins RAGS IN CONCERT as Narrator; Show Set for London, April 28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Maureen Lipman has been confirmed as the narrator for Rags The Musical in Concert on Monday, 28th April 2014 at The Lyric Theatre. (more...)

Qualys to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, CA - Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions, today announced that management will participate at the following upcoming investor conferences: (more...)

BWW Reviews: CLYBOURNE PARK Takes on Political Correctness at Open Stage
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 16, 2014

Donald Alsedek directs the follow-up to A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Open Stage of Harrisburg. (more...)

PAUL ROBESON Playwright Phillip Hayes Dean Passes Away at 83
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Phillip Hayes Dean, who was a playwright, director and actor in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and various regional theaters died on Monday, April 14, 2014 from a heart condition, a family spokesperson announced. He was 83. (more...)

Tastytrade Combines with Dough to Create Unique Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Chicago, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ tastytrade.com, the country's fastest-growing online financial network, anddough.com, the investing and financial engagement platform,announced today the two companies will combine under the namedough, Inc. (more...)

The China Futures Association and The Options Industry Council Sign MOU Regarding Options Education in China
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The China Futures Association (CFA) and The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish cooperation on options education, information sharing and training. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 16th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 16, 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. 'Cats,' 'Les Miserables' and 'Songs From An Unmade Bed,' rake in the reviews, 'Road Show' and 'Passion' will be followed by 'Assassins,' Theo readies 'The Andrews Sisters,' Kokandy brings back 'The Full Monty' and 'Loving Repeating,' plus two kids shows and more! (more...)

Are You Following BWW Yet on Twitter & Facebook?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Are you one of the thousands already following BroadwayWorld.com, the biggest theatre site on the net on Twitter and Facebook? (more...)

Columbia Stages to Present New Folk Opera VESTIGE, 5/7-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Columbia Stages and Brooklyn art space Cloud City present the new folk opera VESTIGE, created by the physical-musical company 3 Sticks. With music and lyrics by Andrew Lynch, direction by Eric Powell Holm and movement and design by Katie Melby, VESTIGE is a story about choices - once we make them, what is left behind? (more...)

SiriusXM Announces 2014 NBA Playoffs Coverage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

NEW YORK, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ SiriusXM will offer the most comprehensive radio coverage available for the 2014 NBA Playoffs, featuring live play-by-play of every game, plus special programming on SiriusXM NBA Radio, channel 217. (more...)

CHF to Host 2014 Stages, Sights & Sounds with International Children's Theater & Authors, 5/6-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) celebrates 15 years of presenting international children's theater with the 2014 Stages, Sights & Sounds festival, May 6-24 in Chicago. This year's Stages, Sights & Sounds will feature inaugural productions from Australia and Spain, including the quirky toy-centric Fluff from Sydney's Cre8ion, the climate change tale of The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer from Perth's The Last Great Hunt, and the object driven Animales from Madrid's El Retablo, featuring master puppeteer Pablo Vergne. The festival will also include the U.S. premiere of Kaguya: The Bamboo Princess and other Stories by returning puppet artist Nori Sawa (Japan/Czech Republic). Additionally, Stages, Sights & Sounds will introduce several new programs, including readings with children's book authors Timothy Basil Ering and Jon Scieszka, and the Chicago Puppetolio. Tickets are $14 for adults and $7 for children (17 and under), and are on sale now at Chicagohumanities.org/stages and via phone at 312-494-9509. (more...)

ComEd Files Rate Request to Support Smart Grid in Illinois
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

“ComEd continues to make strong progress on our 10-year initiative to transform the electric grid for the benefit of all our customers,” said Anne Pramaggiore, president and CEO, ComEd. “Grid modernization is already bearing fruit with the best reliability in ComEd history for our customers in 2013, several thousand new jobs created and advanced tools to help customers reduce their energy consumption and costs. These investments are helping to connect our 4 million customers across northern Illinois to the 21st century digital economy, contributing to the strength of the entire region.” (more...)

FOUR CLOWNS to Run 5/23-6/1 at The Club at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Having dazzled critics and audiences in the West Coast and Midwest, 'Four Clowns' (www.fourclowns.org), conceived and directed by Jeremy Aluma, makes its too-brief East Coast debut May 23 to June 1 in The Club at La MaMa. In a madcap evening, four foul-mouthed, wonderfully dressed and finely face-painted clowns--a sad one, an angry one, a nervous one and a mischevous one--re-enact iconic life experiences to show how human pain is both unique and universal. The Huffington Post called it 'a drama that focuses on the epic though squalid journey of our four heroes through childhood, adolescence and adulthood. The result is as sobering as the voyage is outlandish….daring and energetic, weird and wonderful.' (more...)

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