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Explores themes of image and celebrity, insecurity and jealousy, identity and friendship, infatuation and love. . . It is the story of a man held captive by his personal search for beauty.

New Children's Book, ILYAS & DUCK AND THE FANTASTIC FESTIVAL OF EID AL-FITR is Released
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Little Big Kids, an up and coming cultural lifestyle brand for young Muslim kids, is proud to announce the release of their newest storybook, 'Ilyas & Duck and the Fantastic Festival of Eid Al-Fitr.' It's a delightful story about a boy named Ilyas and his best friend Duck as they explore the excitement of Eid, while learning about the holiday's charitable nature. Like many great stories, this one comes with an interesting spin. Cleverly weaved into this story about Eid are reference to Christmas and Hanukkah. It's a fresh approach to storytelling in an otherwise banal Islamic children's book market. 'Muslim kids in the US grow up surrounded by many great holidays and traditions from other faiths,' said author and founder of Little Big Kids, Omar S. Khawaja. 'So when writing this book it was important that I placed Eid in a context that they can relate to.' By incorporating other highly festive holidays in a book about Eid, Khawaja's hope is to 'elevate the fun and importance of a holiday that is an exciting time for young Muslim kids.' This is the company's second storybook under the banner of what has quickly become a very popular Ilyas & Duck series. The innovative stories follow the adventures of two loveable characters, Ilyas and Duck as they explore the world around them while conveying positive messages that help build strong identities in young Muslim kids. Now with two titles, Little Big Kids is transforming the Muslim children's literature market. The San Diego State University's Dept. of English and Comparative Literature said the first book 'demonstrates the universality of beliefs in a colorful and educational adventure.' The dynamic characters, engaging storyline, and positive lessons helps satisfy both the needs of young readers and concerned parents looking to bring in quality literature to their bedtime repertoire. About Little Big Kids Little Big Kids is a US based cultural lifestyle brand for young kids, centered on Arabic and Islamic themes. Established in 2007, our goal is to incorporate Beautiful Arabic and Islamic inspired themes into common products that are an everyday part of your child's life. For more information about Little Big Kids, call 703.957.0591 or email ok@littlebigkids.com. (more...)

Canon U.S.A. Announces PIXMA iP110 Mobile Printer for On-the-Go Business Professionals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

PPS, together with the optional battery, provides professionals who conduct business outside of the office or travel frequently, with the convenience to quickly print important documents, presentations and images from almost anywhere. This feature is ideal for sales professionals, real estate agents and lawyers on-the-go, to instantly print copies of important files so that business is not disrupted. With PPS, users can also check ink model number information, online printer user manuals and other important printer information, making it easy to check the status of their printer on the road. (more...)

#1 New York Times Best-Selling Author Dr. Ben Carson Releases New eBook
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

NEW YORK, NY - Dr. Ben Carson, renowned neurosurgeon and New York Times bestselling author, today announced the release of his groundbreaking new ebook: One Vote: Make Your Voice Heard. The ebook is available exclusively through BookShout!, the market-leading ebook platform known for creating new sales channels and unique author services. (more...)

Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company to Present AMBITION PLACING WEST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Don't look back. Three generations of one family move ever westward, restless, seeking. As they migrate from Croatia, through Wyoming, and onward to Japan, the land of opportunity keeps moving, and the past keeps catching up. (more...)

Jarrod Spector Replaces Brian d'Arcy James in Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Cabaret Series, 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announced today that Brian d'Arcy James will not perform on November 10, 2014 as part of the stellar line-up of the 2014-15 Trust Cabaret Series. (more...)

Sarah Hyland, Jeff Goldblum, Rumer Willis, SCREAM Parody and More Set for Rockwell: Table & Stage, Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

ROCKWELL Table and Stage, L.A.'s premier spot for extraordinary entertainment and dining is thrilled to announce its October line-up of can't-miss events with a glittering line-up of stars. With such a wide variety of experiences so thrilling, it's enough to make you SCREAM! ROCKWELLTable and Stage is located at 1714 N. Vermont in Los Feliz. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, to Open 2014-15 Season at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Folger Theatre launches its 2014/15 season in Rome with William Shakespeare's enduring political tragedy, Julius Caesar from October 28 - December 7, 2014. Robert Richmond (Richard III and Henry V at Folger) directs the epic portrait of the battle between ambition and honor, conspiracy and loyalty, leading an outstanding ensemble including Anthony Cochrane (Broadway's War Horse and Folger's Henry VIII) as the honorable Marcus Brutus, and Maurice Jones, making his Folger Theatre debut as Caesar's closest ally, Mark Antony. (more...)

Jackie Burns & Daniel Torres to Judge SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DRAG this Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

The Green Room at New World Stages presents the fifth season of So You Think You Can Drag. This week's competition features Broadway favorites Jackie Burns and Daniel Torres! (more...)

I HATE HAMLET Begins 9/26 at Playhouse Merced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Funny and often silly, find out what happens when actors take themselves too seriously, I Hate Hamlet, a comedy written by Paul Rudnick about the tumultuous relationship between an up-and-coming actor and the ghost of John Barrymore, will begin a two-weekend run at the Playhouse Merced mainstage on Friday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Cole Haan Twinkles Your Toes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Cole Haan, the iconic American lifestyle footwear and accessories brand and retailer, announced its multiyear partnership with three ballerinas of New York City Ballet. A unique opportunity to combine dance-inspired design with Cole Haan's legendary craftsmanship, the Cole Haan Avery Ballet Studio Collection re-materializes the classic Avery Ballet Flat. The collaboration features product inspired and co-created by Principal Dancers, Sara Mearns and Megan Fairchild, as well as Gretchen Smith of the Corps de Ballet. (more...)

Bette Midler to Release First New Album in 8 Years, 'It's The Girls', Out 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Bette Midler will release her first studio album in eight years, 'It's the Girls,' featuring songs from female groups who have had the greatest influence on her throughout her career. (more...)

'Tattoo Nation' Documentary Displays the Most Famous Chest in the World
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

There is plenty of body art on display in 'Tattoo Nation,' the alternative lifestyle documentary feature film from director Eric Schwartz, but none more famous than the one on the chest of actor Danny Trejo. 'It's a Beautiful work,' Schwartz states, 'and while it's just one of several dozens of examples of tattoo art on men and women shown throughout the film, it's the one that has become the most famous through Danny's appearances in so many motion pictures.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Indulge in the Fantasy with Washington National Opera's Beautiful FLORENCIA IN THE AMAZON
by Benjamin Tomchik - Sep 23, 2014

The enchanted journey we embark upon with Washington National Opera's season opener Florencia in the Amazon is a production filled with beauty and a timeless truth. (more...)

WICKED to Return to DPAC in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2010 and 2012, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to the Triangle at DPAC, January 7-25, 2015. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Saturday, October 4 at 10a.m. (more...)

Lineup for ReOrient 2015 Festival Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Golden Thread Productions, the first American theatre company focused on the Middle East, is proud to announce the eight short plays selected for its prestigious ReOrient 2015 Festival of Short Plays. The winners feature returning ReOrient favorites Yussef El Guindi, Mona Mansour, Tala Manassah, and Silva Semerciyan, as well as emerging Middle Eastern-American playwrights such as Nahal Navidar. (more...)

Cameron Mathison to Star in Hallmark Channel Movie ALONG CAME A NANNY, 10/12
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

When an upscale neighborhood is hit by a string of burglaries, an undercover cop poses as a nanny to investigate the crimes and finds himself falling for a Beautiful, fellow nanny in 'Along Came a Nanny,' a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original World Premiere Sunday, October, 12 (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present THE SNOW MAIDEN, 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College and Anton Krilloff present a Russian holiday fairy tale, The Snow Maiden on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 4pm. The Snow Maiden is performed in Russian with English subtitles. Ticket prices range from $35 to $65 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm). The running time is 1 hour and 10 minutes with no intermission. (more...)

Lonely Planet Publishes THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

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WAKE UP with BWW 9/23/14 - Bennett & Gaga Get CHEEK TO CHEEK, BROADWAY SALUTES and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 23, 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: Bennett & Gaga's CHEEK TO CHEEK is out today, Harvey Fierstein hosts BROADWAY SALUTES, JERSEY BOYS welcomes back an old friend, PBS salutes Joan Rivers and more! (more...)

BWW Recap: Berlin, Mossad, Mrs. Reddington Kick Off BLACKLIST Season 2
by Marakay Rogers - Sep 23, 2014

When last we saw Rayomnd 'Red' Reddington on THE BLACKLIST, he was on a stoop in front of his latest safe house, plotting to find Berlin, but now in the Season Two premiere, 'Lord Baltimore,' he's on the road in Cameroon, ducking down in a Jeep being chased by a military vehicle full of kids; bullets flying and rocket launchers launching - ah, for adventure. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LaBute's Skewers L.A. Lifestyles in THE MONEY SHOT
by Michael Dale - Sep 23, 2014

Neil LaBute's new comedy is a riot from start to finish. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Valerie Perri Makes Cabaret Debut with David Burnham in TOGETHER AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME
by Don Grigware - Sep 23, 2014

Actors/singers David Burnham and Valerie Perri were critically acclaimed costars of Musical Theatre West's (MTW) Sunset Boulevard last season, but they have never sung together in cabaret until now. Together Again For the First Time premiered at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal on Sunday September 21, and with the opening number 'It's a Grand Night for Broadway' to the strains of 'Its a Grand Night for Singing', no finer words could appraise the evening. Accompanied on the piano and at various points in song by superior musical director Mark Vogel the trio knocked it out of the park. (more...)

BWW Reviews: EVITA, Dominion Theatre, September 22 2014
by Carrie Dunn - Sep 23, 2014

It seems odd to go to the Dominion Theatre and not see that giant golden statue of Freddie Mercury looking down on you. After this limited run of Evita, one wonders if they'll use the space to honour Madalena Alberto, who gives a simply astonishing performance as Eva Peron. (more...)

Dr. Carl and Jennie Robinson to Publish Inspiration Photography Book with Tate Publishing
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Local authors Dr. Carl and Jennie Robinson recently teamed up with Tate Publishing to kick-start the publication process of their new photography book Still Above Ground. Still Above Ground is a pictorial look at one of New Orleans fascinating tourist attractions, highlighting some of the greats and not so greats from the early 17th century to present. It is an awe-inspiring display of French, Gothic and Greek revival architecture. When asked about their decision to sign the book, Tate Publishing owner and acquisitions editor Trinity Tate-Edgerton responded, 'We are thrilled to welcome Carl and Jennie into our family of Tate authors.... This Beautiful collection of photographic masterpieces will change your life if you let it. The imagery and the way in which Carl can capture an image are soulful and poignant.' The authors/photographers feel equally enthused about their partnership with Tate Publishing, stating their 'Christian mission/values, along with feeling [they] appreciate... the idea, photos and history we portray' motivated them to choose the publisher. When asked about the inspiration behind the photography in the book, the authors replied, 'Photographically the inspiration comes from a love of taking photos in the right sky, light, background and 'feeling' what is before [us]. Historically, the inspiration was to tell the wonderful stories of those who created and formed New Orleans, black and white.' Referencing the popular saying 'I'm still above ground' as a response to asking an elderly citizen how they are feeling, Jennie explains that title of the books was inspired by the cultural norm of New Orleanais being buried above ground. The photos in the book demonstrate the overall theme that 'in life, as in death, we will still be above ground in New Orleans,' said Jennie. Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book will be available upon its release through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com. Dr. Carl Robinson is a pediatrician and semi professional photographer, who has shared photos with many locals as gifts. He has been actively learning photography for the last 20 years, attending multiple workshops and seminars within the country. As a physician, he also published a baby care book in 1997 and is presently working on a second book with another pediatrician and nurse practitioner. He states that 'the joy of recording and giving permanence to the beauty in nature and landscapes is what has led and continues to guide me to be a photographer.' Jennie Robinson started writing poetry as a teenager, and felt God talking to her since she was in her youth. As she became a nurse and began working in hospice, she continued to write and find the words to express 'a good death.' She now mostly writes papers and grants. For more information or interview requests please contact Michelle Whitman, publicist, at (405) 458-5642 or send an email to michelle@keymgc.com. (more...)

Stig Pors Nielsen Shares Life Experiences in New Book, OMAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

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Scoop: HAWAII FIVE-0 on CBS - Friday, October 10, 2014
by TV Scoop - Sep 23, 2014

Get all the scoop on HAWAII FIVE-0, airing on CBS on Friday, October 10, 2014! (more...)

Karen Pierson Releases CRADLE OF DREAMS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

ADELAIDE, Australia (more...)

BWW Reviews: Fantasy Meets Reality in A Noise Within's THE TEMPEST
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 23, 2014

The dueling forces of light and dark are constantly at play in A Noise Within's fantasy-meets-reality world of Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST, the first production of its 2014-15 season. Deborah Strang takes on the role of Prospero in a gender-switch that now finds mother and daughter (rather than father and daughter) stranded on an island some twelve years after Prospero's brother Antonio (Time Winters) has usurped her power in Milan and set them both adrift in a boat to die at sea. (more...)

New GoDaddy Offer Helps Small Business Get Online
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Consumers and business are increasingly searching for products and services online, yet less than half of small businesses have an online presence. GoDaddy is working with Microsoft to offer Get Online Today to fill this gap. This new offering enables small businesses to easily create a complete Web presence with services from two world-class companies, including: (more...)

Super Agent Aaron Kirman Of Aaroe Estates Sells A. Quincy Jones Estate
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Aaron Kirman, President of Aaroe Estates, the luxury property division of John Aaroe Group, has sold a coveted A. Quincy Jones architectural estate for $15M. Situated on one of the most desirable lots in Beverly Hills, a flat 1.2 acre street-to street lot on Rexford Drive just north of Sunset, the 7,718square foot residence was acquired by a buyer from China to enhance his collection of homes around the world. (more...)

Stars from MOTOWN, MATILDA and BEAUTIFUL Set for FUNKYTOWN in NYC, 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

On Monday, October 6th, 2014, Damn The Light (a NYC based production and promotional company founded by Mike Greco and MaryAnne Piccolo) present FUNKYTOWN: New York City's Greatest Disco Revue at Santos Party House. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of EVITA at The John W. Engeman Theatre
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 23, 2014

The John W. Engeman Theater presents EVITA, one of the most passionate and colorful musicals in theater history. Performances run through November 2nd. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Theatre Francais de Toronto to Present LES ZINSPIRES 3D
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Theatre francais de Toronto will present Les Zinspires 3D, a universe filled with untamed emotions, existential angst, BFFs, and (anti)social media. Five short stories, all written by teens from across Southern Ontario, brought to life by Theatre francais de Toronto, reworked by professional writers and performed by professional actors. An exceptional, provocative journey for the wildly creative teenager in all of us! For the first time this year, there will be three performances for the general public: October 24 & 29 and November 1, with English surtitles October 24 and 29. There will also be school matinees from October 23 to 31. (more...)

The Tank to Stage New York Premiere of THIRD FLOOR, Begin. 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

The Tank, a non-profit arts presenter located in the heart of midtown, is proud to present the New York premiere Third Floor, a new play by Jason Hall, directed by Laura Pittenger, featuring Brad Root and Abigail Ludrof, with original compositions by Adam Cuthbert (universe explosion for the Bang on a Can Summer Festival), fight choreography by Meron Langsner (who has worked at The American Repertory Theatre and ArtsEmerson), and produced by LA Pittenger Productions. The show comes to The Tank following a successful engagement at the Lower Ossington Theatre in Toronto produced by DeCo. The show runs October 10-11, 17-18 at 7pm, with a 3pm performance October 19 at The Tank, 151 West 46th Street, 8th Floor in Manhattan. (more...)

SOUND OFF: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett's CHEEK TO CHEEK Is Not Merely Just Cheeky
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 23, 2014

Today we are listening to the hotly anticipated new jazz album by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett titled CHEEK TO CHEEK. (more...)

Pianist Yevgeny Sudbin to Perform with North Carolina Symphony, 10/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

The North Carolina Symphony, led by Grant Llewellyn, will welcome pianist Yevgeny Sudbin as he performs Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3, Friday, Oct. 3, and Saturday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh. The concert, which is part of the Symphony's Raleigh 2014-15 Raleigh Classical Series, will also feature Shostakovich's Festive Overture and Symphony No. 1. (more...)

MARTINI Sparkles With Sustainability Practices
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

The Beautiful hills of northwest Italy are steeped in tradition, as well as forwarding-thinking practices for a sustainable future. The region is home to MARTINI, producer of the world's leading vermouth and favorite sparkling Italian wines, for more than 150 years. (more...)

New Book Discusses Interesting Parallels to Obama Administration
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

CHANDLER,Ariz., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ A new book titled '44th: A Presidential Conspiracy', written by William Tatro IV, tells an account of corruption, deceit, and where the real power lies within the Presidency of the United States. This fictional novel comes from research done by Mr. Tatro, and references accounts from both available government information, and from Tatro's own experience as an economist. William is a syndicated columnist and talk show host and brings his extensive knowledge to this latest work. (more...)

Stage Veterans Taylor Louderman & Alanna Saunders Heading to Neverland on NBC's PETER PAN LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The cast of NBC's PETER PAN LIVE! continues to grow. (more...)

Scoop: THE BIG BANG THEORY on CBS - Sunday, October 5, 2014
by TV Scoop - Sep 22, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE BIG BANG THEORY, airing on CBS on Sunday, October 5, 2014! (more...)

First-Ever Revival of FIRST EPISODE to Play Jermyn Street from Oct 28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

This Autumn, Primavera, in association with Jermyn Street Theatre, stages the first ever revival of Terence Rattigan's debut work, First Episode. (more...)

Viking Theater to Stage THE ADVENTURE OF THE TOLLING BELL Reading at The Salmagundi Mystery Book Club, 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

THE ADVENTURE OF THE TOLLING BELL, an old-time Sherlock Holmes radio mystery reading, will be presented by The Viking Theater Company on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at The Salmagundi Mystery Book Club Lower Gallery, 47 Fifth Avenue, New York City. (more...)

Nancy Redman Adds Second United Solo Performance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Actress/writer/comedian NANCY REDMAN joins forces with director AUSTIN PENDLETON for their third collaboration on the United Solo Theatre Festival: 'The Doctor Is Not In,' a sci-fi comedy exploring the hypocrisy of Hippocrates. The premiere Saturday, October 25 at 9 PM has sold out, and the Festival announces an added performance Saturday, November 15 at 2 PM. Performances at Theater Row, 410 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Half Moon Theatre Partners With Culinary Institute of America; Cady Huffman to Headline 10/25 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The Culinary Institute of America and Half Moon Theatre, the Hudson Valley's leading year-round professional theatre company, are excited to announce a partnership that will bring New York-style theatrical performances to the Hyde Park campus of the world's premier culinary college. The CIA's new 800-seat, state-of-the-art Ecolab Auditorium in the Marriott Pavilion makes it possible for visitors to experience one of Half Moon Theatre's productions after enjoying a meal at The Bocuse, American Bounty, or Caterina de' Medici restaurants on the CIA campus. (more...)

Jake Shimabukuro to Play Smothers Theatre, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Ukulele sensation Jake Shimabukuro returns to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre for another astounding performance at 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 30. (more...)

BC/EFA's 28th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Raises $713,986
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Broadway fans found everything from rare opening night gifts to classic original Playbills, met their favorite stars and bid on once-in-a-life-time experiences to push the grand total raised Sunday, September 21, 2014, at the 28th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction to an all-time high of $713,986, for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 9/21/14
by - Sep 22, 2014

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 9/21/2014. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 9/22
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 22, 2014

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 9/21/2014. (more...)

Carriageworks Theatre Presents GREAT EXPECTATIONS, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Journey with Pip through a modern Dickensian England meeting some of the most elaborate characters in literature. (more...)

Harvey Fierstein Hosts Tomorrow's BROADWAY SALUTES With Andy Karl, Lindsay Mendez and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Four-time Tony Award winning playwright and actor Harvey Fierstein will host the sixth annual Broadway Salutes event on Tuesday, September 23rd, which is presented by The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG). This public celebration honors the countless professionals who have made Broadway great. In this industry-wide celebration, theatre professionals will receive special recognition for having worked 25, 35, and 50+ years on Broadway. (more...)

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