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BWW Reviews: Lit Moon Successfully Scales the Everest of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by Maggie Yates - Sep 9, 2014

Lit Moon's production is an elegant rendition of The Cherry Orchard, a play that Blondell likened to climbing a directorial mountain. Lit Moon successfully scales the Everest of The Cherry Orchard and summits the peak having genuinely represented both the light and dark sides of Chekhov's comedy. (more...)

Williams Street Repertory to Present Jane Wagner's THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE, Opening 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Williams Street Repertory (WSR), winner of four 2013 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, continues its 2014/2015 Season with comedy: Jane Wagner's The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, made famous by the hilarious Lily Tomlin when it first took to stage in 1985. The Search for Signs… opens September 12 at 8:00 pm, and runs for select dates and times through September 21 at Raue Center For The Arts in Crystal Lake, Illinois. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Debra Messing Stars in NBC's THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA
by - Sep 9, 2014

Below, get a sneak peek at NBC's new drama series THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA, starring Debra Messing. (more...)

Scoop: THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA on NBC - Wednesday, September 17, 2014
by TV Scoop - Sep 4, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA, airing on NBC on Wednesday, September 17, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA on NBC - Thursday, September 18, 2014
by TV Scoop - Sep 4, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA, airing on NBC on Thursday, September 18, 2014! (more...)

SPCO's Liquid Music Series to Welcome Dawn of Midi and Nils Frahm, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

On Saturday, November 15 at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music series presents the Twin Cities debut of renowned performers Dawn of Midi and Nils Frahm in an evening that explores the interplay between extremes of sonic simplicity and complexity. (more...)

Scoop: THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA - *Special Preview* on NBC - Wednesday, September 17, 2014
by TV Scoop - Sep 15, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA - *Special Preview*, airing on NBC on Wednesday, September 17, 2014! (more...)

NBC to Air Special Preview of Debra Messing's MYSTERIES OF LAURA, 9/17
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

NBC will air a special preview of the new drama MYSTERIES OF LAURA, starring 'Smash's Debra Messing. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Kickstarter Launches for THE KARMARU - World's First Portable, Lockable, Waterproof Foam Roller!
by Stage Tube - Sep 10, 2014

The KarmaRu is the world's first portable, lockable, and waterproof foam roller. Check out the Kickstarter campaign below and help fund this versatile new product. (more...)

Scoop: THE NIGHT SHIFT on NBC - Tuesday, May 27, 2014
by TV Scoop - May 9, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE NIGHT SHIFT, airing on NBC on Tuesday, May 27, 2014! (more...)

mun2 Kicks Off Season Three of LARRYMANIA with Private Screenings
by TV News Desk - May 7, 2014

mun2, the Hispanic cable network, celebrated the season three premiere of its highly-anticipated reality series “Larrymania,” (more...)

PETER BROOK: THE TIGHTROPE, 'TINY' and WHAT'S IN A NAME Out on DVD, 6/3
by Movies News Desk - May 6, 2014

First Run Features has announced its June 3 releases, including PETER BROOK: THE TIGHTROPE, TINY: A STORY ABOUT LIVING SMALL and WHAT'S IN A NAME? Details below! (more...)

mun2 Premieres Season 3 of Hit Series LARRYMANIA Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2014

The King of reality is back! Multi-award winning Latin superstar Larry Hernandez returns to Hispanic cable network mun2, for the third season of one of the most successful series on mun2 (more...)

Nouveau Classical Project and TrioDance Bring POTENTIAL ENERGIES to BAM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Tonight, May 29 (8 pm), The Nouveau Classical Project and TrioDance Collective present the world premiere of a new modern ballet titled Potential Energies at BAM Fisher's Fishman Space. The 50-minute piece, choreographed by Barbie Diewald to music by rising composer Trevor Gureckis, will be seen in a single performance. (more...)

Scoop: THE NIGHT SHIFT on NBC - Saturday, May 31, 2014
by TV Scoop - May 28, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE NIGHT SHIFT, airing on NBC on Saturday, May 31, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: THE NIGHT SHIFT on NBC - Tonight, May 27, 2014
by TV Scoop - May 27, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE NIGHT SHIFT, airing on NBC tonight, May 27, 2014! (more...)

5 Tips For Your Perfect Kitchen Clambake
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

NEW YORK, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Having just featured her Clambake Chardonnay at the 18 th Annual Nantucket Wine Festival, Mary McAuley, founder of Ripe Life Wines, announces 5 Tips for Your Perfect Kitchen Clambake. (more...)

Bovine Metropolis Theatre Presents 5th Season of DENVER'S NEXT IMPROV STAR, 2/22-5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

The way to win Season 5 of Denver's Next Improv Star? Make your opponents look good! This seeming contradiction is at the heart of improv theater and a skill that every winner must demonstrate. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Debra Messing Stars in New NBC Fall Series THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2014

Below, get a first look at Debra Messing (Outside Mullingar, Smash) in NBC's new fall series THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA. (more...)

NBC Announces its Fall 2014-15 Schedule; Full Show Descriptions & First Look Videos!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 12, 2014

Coming off a season in which the network catapulted to No. 1 in the 18-49 demo and saw double-digit improvement in many prominent timeslots, NBC has announced a line-up of popular returning series, inventive new comedies, compelling new dramas and season seven of the Emmy Award-winning musical competition series 'The Voice.' (more...)

O2 Media'' Names George Bayer Vice President of Direct Response, Incredible Discoveries
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Bayer joins the O2 Media team where he brings more than 20 years of international experience in broadcast channel management/launch, e-commerce, VOD, network operations, on-air creative, and brand development, working with top Fortune companies including: ABC, CBS, NBC, Disney, PBS, HSN, Discovery, Comedy Central, BBC, MTV, Sony, Sky, Virgin Records, Avon cosmetics, NHK, and Orbit Showtime (OSN). (more...)

Fandor Announces 2014 QUEER CINEMA SPOTLIGHT for Pride Month
by Movies News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Fandor, the leading curated subscription streaming service and home to the most extensive, expertly-curated LGBTQ library (available here), announces their 2014 Queer Cinema Spotlight for Pride Month. (more...)

Prix Ars Electronica Prize Winners to be Recognized at Ars Electronica Gala, September 5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

2,703 projects were submitted from 77 countries for Prix Ars Electronica prize consideration in 2014. This year's competition was held in the following categories: COMPUTER ANIMATION (843 submissions), INTERACTIVE ART (782 submissions), DIGITAL COMMUNITIES (294 submissions), [the next idea] voestalpine Art and Technology Grant (128 submissions), u19 - CREATE YOUR WORLD (656 submissions) and, for the first time, VISIONARY PIONEERS OF MEDIA ART (117 nominations). The 2014 Golden Nicas go to Universal Everything (in Computer Animation), Paolo Cirio (in Interactive Art), Project Fumbaro Eastern Japan (in Digital Communities), Sarah Oos (in u19 - CREATE YOUR WORLD) and Roy Ascott (in VISIONARY PIONEERS OF MEDIA ART). This year's recipients of [the next idea] voestalpine Art and Technology Grant are Markus Schmeiduch, Andrew Spitz and Ruben van der Vleuten. The awards will be presented, as they are every year, at the Ars Electronica Gala in the Brucknerhaus in Linz on Friday, September 5, 2014. (more...)

Minnesota Opera Announces New Commission, DINNER AT EIGHT, 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

At its annual meeting today, Minnesota Opera announced its commission of Dinner at Eight, a new comic opera by composer William Bolcom and librettist Mark Campbell, based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Minnesota Opera will give the world premiere during its 2016-2017 season at Ordway Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (more...)

Minnesota Opera to Serve DINNER AT EIGHT During its 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

At its annual meeting today, Minnesota Opera announced its commission of Dinner at Eight, a new comic opera by composer William Bolcom and librettist Mark Campbell, based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Minnesota Opera will give the world premiere during its 2016-2017 season at Ordway Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (more...)

Big Apple Circus to Launch METAMORPHOSIS Tour for 2014-15 Season this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Hurry, hurry! - Fly away to the magical ring, to the circus - to the Big Apple Circus! - where an All-New Show - METAMORPHOSIS - with astonishing acts and startling transformations will transport you to a realm of enchantment under the Big Top! For its 37th Season, Big Apple Circus soars on wings of artifice and illusion, to a dreamscape domain where no one sits more than 50 feet from the ring, and nothing is impossible! Big Apple Circus presents the World Premiere of METAMORPHOSIS at Dulles Town Center in Sterling, VA, on Thursday, September 18th, 2014. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre to Celebrate Garland & Midler with SOMEWHERE OVER THE ROSE, 8/5-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Two iconic female performers are remembered and honored in song and story at Florida Studio Theatre's Court Cabaret. The final show in FST's Summer Sidekicks Series, Somewhere Over the Rose: The Songs and Stories of Judy Garland and Bette Midler, opens August 5 and runs through August 31. Single tickets are on sale for $32. Tickets may be purchased online at FloridaStudioTheatre.org, by phone at (941) 366-9000, or by visiting the Box Office. (more...)

Disney's NEWSIES Set for Lifetime's THE BALANCING ACT this November
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Broadway Across America has announced that Disney's Newsies will be featured on Lifetime television's award-winning morning show “The Balancing Act” as part of the six-part series “Broadway Balances America.” The Newsies segment will air on Thursday, November 6, and Thursday, November 13, providing exclusive behind-the-scenes excerpts and interviews with cast, creatives, and crew, even experiencing what it's like to dance in their shoes. (more...)


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Business and IT Emerge as Essential Allies in the Move to Social IDs and 'Bring Your Own Identity'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

“In today's application-driven economy, access to applications has to be simple and secure. BYOID is an increasingly popular option for simplifying access. It can reduce the need to create new accounts for every site, which leads to registration fatigue and abandoned shopping carts,” said Mike Denning, senior vice president and general manager, Security, CA Technologies. “We are working to make sure we enhance BYOID security without adding friction or complexity.” (more...)

New Opera Based on George S. Kaufman's DINNER AT EIGHT Set for St. Paul in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Last month, the Minnesota Opera announced its commission of Dinner at Eight, a new comic opera by composer William Bolcom and librettist Mark Campbell, based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Minnesota Opera will give the world premiere during its 2016-2017 season at Ordway Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LOOPED is Fast, Complex and Utterly Satisfying
by Maggie Yates - Jul 20, 2014

Bravo to Ensemble Theatre, director Glen Jordan, and the talented cast of Matthew Lombardo's Looped for creating a truly fantastic experience in theatre. Looped may be a dark comedy, but it certainly delivered consistent laughs... (more...)

BWW Reviews: JAGGED LITTLE PILL IN CONCERT Triumphs at Rockwell
by Aimee Curameng - Jul 14, 2014

If you grew up in the '90s, you know exactly how Alanis Morissette impacted music. She burst onto the scene with her hit single 'You Outta Know' and followed it with hit after hit all from her album Jagged Little Pill. Alanis shaped an entire generation of strong women and her powerful voice, attitude, and unique style are not easily replicated, but the cast of Jagged Little Pill in concert: A Tribute to the Music of Alanis Morissette manage to do just that and more. (more...)

Inaugural 'Broadway Balances America' Episode to Feature ANNIE Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

ANNIE, presented by Broadway Across America, will take center stage on the award-winning morning show The Balancing Act on the Lifetime Channel on Tuesday, August 12 at 7:00 a.m. (ET/PT). Viewers may tune in as The Balancing Act hits the road to go on location in Manhattan as the touring production of ANNIE looks for its new leading young lady in this first of a special six-part series, “Broadway Balances America.” (more...)

Joss Whedon Imparts some Advice to the Makers of Batman & Superman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

According to MTV.com, Joss Whedon challenges the decisions makers at Fox, Sony and Warner Bros. by suggesting they ask themselves if they are ready to go up against Marvel Studios. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING & ANNIE to be Featured on Lifetime's THE BALANCING ACT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Broadway Across America has announced that Dirty Dancing - the Classic Story on Stage and Annie will be featured on Lifetime Television's award-winning morning show 'The Balancing Act' as part of the six part series 'Broadway Balances America.' (more...)

MOTOWN, Coming to the Marcus Center Next Year, Featured in BROADWAY BALANCES AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Broadway Across America has announced that Motown the Musical will be featured on Lifetime Television's award-winning morning show 'The Balancing Act' as part of the six part series 'Broadway Balances America.' Motown the Musical is being presented at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts as part of the 2014/2015 BMO Harris Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center Series from July 7 to 12, 2015. (more...)

US-based Telecom BPO Recruits New Accounts Receivable Agent Rita Torres
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Sound Telecom, a leading nationwide provider of telephone answering services, call center solutions, and cloud-based business communication systems, has brought Rita Torres on-board as their new AR Collections/Credit Agent. A position such as hers demands that Rita must walk a fine line between having a tenacious attitude when gathering fees and still providing a pleasant customer experience. Her main responsibility will be to collect money from overdue accounts while maintaining a customer-centric approach identical to every other department at Sound Telecom. (more...)

O2 Media'' Announces New Show Access Health'' to Air This Fall on Lifetime'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ O2 Media, the leader in branded entertainment and a full-service broadcast media production company, is pleased to announce the launch of its fifth show, Access Health, a new magazine style health and wellness series hosted by Ereka Vetrini. The series is scheduled to premiere in the fourth quarter of 2014 on the Lifetime channel. (more...)

The Balancing Act on Lifetime Talks Continuing Education While Balancing Work and Family
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Award-winning morning show The Balancing Act on the Lifetime Channel welcomes one of the hottest names in online education with Troy University on Monday, August 25th at 7:00 a.m. (ET/PT). Tune in as The Balancing Act hosts help jump start the day with lively conversation, demonstrations and trusted information to empower a woman's life. Don't miss this featured segment taking center stage on The Balancing Act: - Balancing Work and Family while Continuing Education - with Troy University It's never too late - for people who wish they could go back to school to study that subject that has always interested them - now may be the time. Troy University graduate and professor Dr. Kelli Cleveland joins host Olga Villaverde on set to discuss how adults can balance work and family while pursuing a college education. It doesn't matter if one is going to college for the first time... or returning to school, Troy University has a program that fits each individual need, on campus and online. Dr. Cleveland shares with viewers how Troy's online learning options helped make the process of continuing her education easier. 'I really enjoyed being able to represent Troy on a national platform. Working fulltime and having kids, there was really no way that I could go to class, so the online delivery system made going back to school possible, and the faculty members really understand the needs of adults learners,' said Cleveland. For more information, please visit: http://www.troy.edu/spirit/ About The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television Now in its 6th year, The Balancing Act continues to empower women in all aspects of their lives. The mission at The Balancing Act is simple - the show strives to help today's modern woman balance it all by bringing them positive solutions to enrich and empower them. Entertaining, educational and trusted by women, viewers can tune in to America's premier morning show The Balancing Act on weekday mornings at 7:00 am (ET/PT) airing on Lifetime television. For additional information or to view a segment visit: www.thebalancingact.com For more information regarding O2 Media, Branded Entertainment, Product Placement and TV Brand Integration go to: http://o2mediainc.com/Pages/187/Branded-Entertainment Join the Conversation Like us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/TheBalancingActFans Follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/balancingacttv Watch us on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/thebalancingact (more...)

Tickets to ANNIE at Jacksonville's Times-Union Center's Moran Theater On Sale 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play at Jacksonville's Times-Union Center's Moran Theater from Tuesday, October 21st through Sunday, October 26th for eight performances only. Tickets for ANNIE go on sale Friday, September 12th at 10AM through the FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase, the official presenter of the Jacksonville show. (more...)

Broadway Across America Partners with Lifetime Television on Behind-the-Scenes Show
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2014

Award-winning morning show The Balancing Act on Lifetime has recently completed shooting a special six-part series “Broadway Balances America,” sponsored by Broadway Across America. The series is slated to begin airing in August, 2014. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway Lovebirds Adam Monley & Paige Faure Talk CINDERELLA, LES MIZ, Their Son Hank & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 17, 2014

Paige Faure and Adam Monley can now officially be considered Broadway Royalty. Paige currently dons the coveted glass slippers as the title role in Cinderella, and while she is playing Princess, Adam is at the Imperial Theatre, where he just concluded his limited run as Javert in Les Miserables. Together they have accrued over five Broadway credits including Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway and the international sensation Mamma Mia! Together they are taking Broadway's most popular shows by storm, and we don't see them slowing down anytime soon! The Broadway couple recently took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld about how they met, balancing theatre with family, their adorable son Hank, and so much more. Check out the full interview below and CLICK HERE for more from their exclusive photo shoot with BroadwayWorld's own Walter McBride! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Radcliffe, Kazan Avoid Rom-Com Cliches in WHAT IF, Open Today
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 15, 2014

Despite the fact that it is led by two adorably dorky characters, it features Sorkin-level intelligent banter, and it consciously avoids all of the genre's cliches, 'What If;' the new movie starring Broadway regulars Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan; is a tried-and-true Romantic-Comedy at heart. Opening in select cities today, before expanding nationwide next week, 'What If' hits many of the familiar Rom-Com beats, without ever feeling like we've been there before. (more...)

Keyshia Cole & More Set for New BET Original Unscripted Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

From R&B to hip hop to gospel, BET ramps up its reality slate with new original docu-series from three music superstars: Keyshia Cole, Nelly and Tamela Mann. (more...)

Return of FOOD NETWORK STAR Among Food Network's June Highlights
by TV News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Summer sizzles in primetime with the premiere of the tenth season of Food Network Star, as 12 finalists compete for the coveted title on Sunday, June 1st (more...)

Swoosie Kurtz's New Autobiography PART SWAN, PART GOOSE Out Today
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 29, 2014

Two-time Tony Award-winning stage and screen star Swoosie Kurtz has penned a new autobiography about her life on Broadway and in Hollywood, PART SWAN, PART GOOSE and the tome is now available in hardcover and Kindle editions. (more...)

Nouveau Classical Project and TrioDance to Bring POTENTIAL ENERGIES to BAM, 5/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

On Thursday, May 29 (8 pm), The Nouveau Classical Project and TrioDance Collective present the world premiere of a new modern ballet titled Potential Energies at BAM Fisher's Fishman Space. The 50-minute piece, choreographed by Barbie Diewald to music by rising composer Trevor Gureckis, will be seen in a single performance. Ticket and venue information appears below. (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: Sumptuous Sights and Sounds Make "The Sound of Music" Thrilling at Lyric Opera of Chicago
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 28, 2014

I hardly know where to begin in describing the beautiful, world-class, but dramatically uneven production of the beloved and immortal 'The Sound of Music' that opened at the Civic Opera House over the weekend. All the resources of Lyric Opera of Chicago have been brought to bear on a brand-new production of a title that is known throughout the world, and the result is occasionally thrilling--a feast for the eyes, and usually one for the ears as well. (more...)

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