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BEDBUGS!!! Infests the ArcLight Off-Broadway, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Dale Joan Young is bringing Bedbugs!!! back to NY. No, not those begbugs, Bedbugs!!! the award winning comedy sci-fi thriller rock musical, the brainchild of composer Paul Leschen (Drama Desk nominee for Twist! and pianist and arranger for international rock sensations Scissor Sisters) and book & lyricist Fred Sauter (MFA, NYU Musical Theatre Writing Program). BEDBUGS!!! will feature the direction and choreography of Robert Bartley with musical supervision by Deborah Hurwitz. BEDBUGS!!! begins performances tonight, September 9, and runs through October 26, celebrating its opening night on Sunday, September 14 at 7PM at the ArcLight Theatre (152 West 71 Street). (more...)

CTG Sets 2015 Season at Mark Taper Forum: THE PRICE with Kate Burton & Alan Mandell, Phylicia Rashad-Helmed IMMEDIATE FAMILY & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Three bold new plays and two classic dramas will be presented in Center Theatre Group's 2015 season at the Mark Taper Forum, it was announced today by CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Annie Golden, Ann Harada & More Set for SUNDANCE...SINGS! at Symphony Space, 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

On Monday, September 29 (8 pm), Symphony Space will present Sundance…Sings!, spotlighting songs from groundbreaking shows developed with support from the Sundance Institute Theatre Program, sung by a stellar cast. Christine Ebersole, Ann Harada, Annie Golden, Joshua Henry, and fourteen other notables will take the stage at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre in selections from the Broadway oeuvre of Stew + Heidi Rodewald, Scott Frankel, Adam Guettel, Lisa Kron, Michael John LaChiusa, Bill Finn, Steven Lutvak, Duncan Sheik, and others. (more...)

BWW Recap: BOARDWALK EMPIRE: Flashbacks, Chain Gangs, and Cuba, Oh My!
by Jessica Naftaly - Sep 8, 2014

Okay so here we are! Episode one of the final season of Boardwalk Empire entitled 'Golden Days for Boys and Girls'! It kicked off in an interesting and beautifully visual fashion as we are met with an opening shot of boys diving for coins underwater. The cinematography in that scene, and in the entire episode is notably gorgeous. Voicing over this stunning imagery is a poem read aloud by a female voice. “Be honest and true, boys! /Whatever you do, boys /Let this be your motto through life.” This poem bookends the episode as it's featured during the flashbacks (yes flashbacks!) of young Nucky Thompson throughout the episode. (more...)

Virtual Press Office Exhibitor Profiles: CEDIA EXPO 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The following exhibitor profile roundup from Virtual Press Office is a list of featured online press kits for CEDIA EXPO 2014, a show about the home technology industry, which takes place from September 10-13 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. (more...)

The National Gallery of Victoria Presents FRIDAY NIGHTS AT JEAN PAUL GAULTIER, 10/24-2/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

During The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier the National Gallery of Victoria will be transformed into a late night destination for the return of its popular Friday Nights series. (more...)

BWW Recap: Time Has Come for INTRUDERS to School Viewers
by Courtney Henley - Sep 6, 2014

Ice cream, beaches, and lemonade were replaced this week by pencils, textbooks, and desks as Labor Day came and went, signaling the end of summer and the start of a new school year. Supplies were bought, backpacks were filled, and buses were ridden as kids made their way back to class. In solidarity with children nationwide, BBC America decided it's time for INTRUDERS viewers to learn a thing or two as well. Like all good teachers, though, BBC America wants viewers to constantly learn and ask questions, so for every mystery they help us solve, two new mysteries arise. We're almost at the half way mark in the series – time for midterms, if you will – and things are getting even more intense. We need to start studying if we're going to know how to put the whole puzzle together at the end. Let's begin. (more...)

Martin DuPont Releases War Novel, BEYOND FEAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Makawo, Hawaii (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announce Casting for World Premiere of QUEEN COAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Sheffield Theatres today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Bryony Lavery's play Queen Coal, which will take to the Studio stage from Thursday 30 October to Saturday 22 November. (more...)

Gangrene Games Says: Shoot Your Friends
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

KAYSVILLE, Utah, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ As Gangrene Games, a Utah-based tabletop game company, gets ready to release their initial 3 party games, they seem to have no qualms about encouraging gamers to Shoot Their Friends. In fact, their initial flagship game comes with a toy gun, a double deck of cards and a great big colorful title that reads 'Shoot Your Friends.' (more...)

R.S. Embach Releases Two Fantasy Novels in One Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Book Information: 'The Chronicle of Casaara' By R.S. Embach ISBN: 978-1492336785 ASIN: B00FGT2SHS Pages: 308 Genre: Fantasy/Adventure A world in torment. An Absent Guardian. A girl led by Fate. Awakened in a forest with no recollection of her past, and led by ominous visions of the grave future of a dying world, Casaara must embark on an epic journey to prevent the encroaching apocalypse. Together with her warrior allies Yoralt and Dharig, and youthful healer Euhn, she must race against the sands of time to secure the blessings of the seven Guardians of Creation before the evil heir to the heavenly throne claims them for himself - and the Spirit of Life is extinguished forever. Darkness is swallowing the light... Book Information: 'Kings of Qapra' Book One, The Seventh Age series ISBN: 978-1499156553 ASIN: B00JQ65EQY Published: April 2014 Genre: Epic Fantasy The unstoppable forces of Qapra-led by a crafty priest Bent on the reclamation of the Relics of the Third Age, and a bloodthirsty warmonger driven by an unquenchable thirst for power-have reignited wars against the kingdoms of the sixth moon of the ringed planet Saccris. All that stand between the forces of evil and the resurgence of unrelenting darkness are an exiled queen and her unborn child. With but a handful of allies, and innumerable enemies at her back, Aiyla must reach safe sanctuary before all hope is lost, and the inhabitants of Sunos are plunged into eternal despair. Both books are available in print and ebook format. About The Author: R.S. Emblach is a 33-year old regular guy from Omaha, Nebraska who still has no real idea of what he want to be when he grow up. He has always enjoyed creative writing, and finally decided to write a book. Currently he has little time to write as he has a regular 'day job' working at one of the local casinos, but ideally he would like to one day make it as a writer full time. A man can dream... For more information, review copies, or interviews please contact the author at: R.S. Embach Email: contact@rsembach.com Website: http://www.rsembach.com (more...)

THE TALL BOY Begins 9/24 at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Tandy Cronyn will star in THE TALL BOY, a play by Simon Bent based on the short story 'The Lost' by Kay Boyle. It is directed by Bruch Reed, based on original staging by David Hammond. It will be presented Sept. 24 and November 2 at Theatre Row as part of United Solo Theatre Festival (more...)

Mosaic Dance Theater Company Presents TALES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS, 11/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

Mosaic Dance Theater Company's Tales from The Arabian Nights at Westminster Arts Center in Bloomfield, NJ November 1 & 2, 2014 (more...)

Sequel to THE BOY WHO SAID NO by Patti Sheehy, is Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Longboat Key, Florida (more...)

Chloe Daniels Releases IN THE ARMS OF STEELE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

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Sam Elliott and Garret Dillahunt Join FX's JUSTIFIED for Final Season
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

FX has cast Sam Elliott and Garret Dillahunt in recurring roles on its critically-acclaimed, award-winning drama series Justified, which enters its final season January 2015. (more...)

RAINBOW BEAST Releases Album 'Tales From the Monstrosity Scrolls'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Imagine if Yo Gabba Gabba and Tim Burton started a DIY, punk rock theater with The Flaming Lips as the house band, and you'll get some sense of Rainbow Beast. (more...)

BWW Reviews: OZASIA FESTIVAL 2014: IBSEN IN ONE TAKE Breaks New Ground
by Barry Lenny - Sep 18, 2014

Hopefully, we will see more work from this director and theatre company in years to come. (more...)

Gainesville Theatre Alliance to Present WonderQuest's SLEEPING BEAUTY, Opening 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Next week, the Pearce Auditorium at Brenau University will rumble with the roars of dragons and the excitement of thousands of school children and families as the Gainesville Theatre Alliance presents WonderQuest's 83rd production, Sleeping Beauty written and directed by Gay H. Hammond. This year, audiences will be transported to an ancient Asian world of wonder and fantasy to meet an array of characters including fairies both good and evil, and one 30-foot dragon. Family performances will open September 26th at Brenau University's Pearce Auditorium, 500 Washington St., NE, Gainesville. (more...)

EgoPo's DEATH OF A SALESMAN to Run 10/22-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

EgoPo Classic Theater's 2014-15 American Giants Festival gets underway with Arthur Miller's American classic, Death of a Salesman, running October 22-November 9 at the Latvian Society. The Philadelphia revival of this iconic play is in honor of Miller's upcoming 100th Birthday. In this production, Miller's Jewish roots are faithfully unearthed in a powerful restaging of his haunting play. Venture back to the 1940's, into the Brooklyn home of the Loman family, to attend the Shiva of a poor working man. Willy Loman's mind opens before your eyes, as you peer in, and join him on his search for meaning. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Thought Provoking THE SUNSET LIMITED at None Too Fragile
by Roy Berko - Sep 17, 2014

Cormac McCarthy, the author of 'The Sunset Limited,' which is now on stage at none too fragile theatre, probes, in his script, the topics: Why would someone want to commit suicide? Why does one person turn to religion when angst-filled, while another rejects the concept of a deity? Is traditional education a negative or positive influence in dealing with problems? What is the meaning of life? Can a person change from killer to saint? It probes the decisions to end one's life, as well as human suffering. (more...)

Ryan G Hinds Begins Buddies In Bad Times Cabaret Residency
by Alan Henry - Sep 17, 2014

Returning to the Buddies stage this Fall, the critically-acclaimed cabaret artist Ryan G. Hinds begins a season-long Residency at Buddies in Bad Times, under the musical direction of Mark Selby. Fabulously exploring everything from Disney villains to Aznavour chansons, Grace Jones tangos, Roy Orbison ballads and the theatre music of Kander & Ebb, this Residency promises grit, glitter, and laughter along with introspection in an intimate venue. For the first time, Hinds? distinctly diva style will be backed by a trio of musicians: Selby on piano, Ross McIntyre on bass and Julian Clarke on percussion. (more...)

REX'S EXES Opens 9/26 at Sam Bass Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

This deliriously funny Southern-fried farce finds the Verdeen cousins of Sweetgum, Texas-Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette-teetering on the brink of disaster again. Gaynelle, frustrated and frazzled from working too many two-bit jobs, stubbornly refuses to face the fact she's turning the Big 5-0. I (more...)

Alan Cumming Speaks Out for Scottish Independence
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Stage and screen star Alan Cumming, who is currently starring in Broadway's Cabaret, recently took a brief break from the show to campaign for a cause he has always been vocal about- Scottish independence. In today's New York Times, Cumming speaks out in his own op-ed about the issue. He writes: (more...)

Disney Reveals Official Synopsis for Joss Whedon's AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
by Movies News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Walt Disney Pictures has released the official synopsis for Joss Whedon's AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. The film is set to hit theaters on May 1, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: BEDBUGS!!! Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Composer, Paul Leschen (Drama Desk nominee for Twist!, Scissor Sisters) and book & lyricist Fred Sauter's (MFA, NYU Musical Theatre Writing Program) musical Bedbugs!!! is taking over the Upper West Side this week. Presented by Dale Joan Young, Bedbugs!!! is the award winning comedy sci-fi thriller rock musical. BEDBUGS!!! features the direction and choreography of Robert Bartley with musical supervision by Deborah Hurwitz. BEDBUGS!!! opened last night, September 14, and will run through October 26 at the ArcLight Theatre (152 West 71 Street). BroadwayWorld has photos of the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Southampton African American Museum Presents 'Raise Your Voice'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

Southampton African American Museum will present 'Raise Your Voice', the 9th Annual African-American Film Festival for four days October 2 to 5. The celebration of the artistry of African-American filmmakers, actors, personalities, musicians and performers will feature a powerful line-up of critically acclaimed, thought- provoking feature films, documentaries, shorts, jazz and spoken word. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatreworks and LIDA Project Explore the Forgotten History of LUDLOW, 1914
by Christi Esterle - Sep 12, 2014

The Ludlow Massacre isn't discussed much in schools, but this collaboration between Theatreworks and The LIDA Project gives ample reason why it should be. (more...)

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces PRELUDE 2014 Full Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY is pleased to announce the full lineup of its eleventh annual PRELUDE Festival. Dedicated to artists at the forefront of contemporary New York City theatre and performance, PRELUDE 2014 features an array of artists working in theatrical and interdisciplinary performance. (more...)

Foolscap & Soho Theatre Presents SPINE by Clara Brennan
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Following the success of its sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Clara Brennan's Spine - winner of a Fringe First and Herald Angel - comes to London. This touching, delicately multi-layered monologue stars Rosie Wyatt who won a Stage Award for Acting Excellence for her Edinburgh performance. (more...)

FDAnews Announces Combination Products cGMP Final Rule: Former FDA Official Helps You Navigate the Combination Products Minefield, On-Demand Webinar, Oct. 1, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

All manufacturers of combination products need to conduct a comprehensive gap analysis and determine where to make changes to their manufacturing operations, SOPs, training programs and quality assurance. (more...)

Andrea Rosen Gallery Presents Matt Keegan and Anne Truitt, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Andrea Rosen Gallery is delighted to present new sculpture and photographic works by Matt Keegan with Landfall, 1970, a totemic column by Anne Truitt (1921-2004). Keegan's body of new works builds upon his ongoing inquiry into the sociability and singularity of industrially produced forms, and together with Truitt hatches a sensuous investigation of material, surface and form. (more...)

BWW Recap: CURTAIN: POIROT'S LAST CASE Packs a Punch
by Elizabeth Peterson-Vita - Aug 30, 2014

The final, 70th episode in the dramatization of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot stories, CURTAIN, starring David Suchet in his definitive portrayal of the Belgian detective, is now being streamed by AcornTV. This long-awaited episode, a career-capping achievement for Suchet, does not disappoint; it is among the best of the more recent Poirot episodes, and is relatively faithful to Christie's novel, written in the 1940's and published in 1975. While multiple suspicious characters and blind alleyways abound in this 90 minute adaptation, the plot does not rely as heavily on familiar Christie parlor tricks such as unbelievable double identities. Instead, it explores a much more psychological landscape, particularly in terms of Poirot himself, his longtime friend Hastings (Hugh Fraser), and a diabolical psychopath who revels in provocation rather than personal bloodletting. (more...)

Forensic Artist and FBI Specialist Carrie Stuart Parks Releases A CRY FROM THE DUST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

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CRN Heralds Emerging Vendors, Network Connectivity Partner Program Guide and Top 100 Execs Lists in August Issue
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ In its August issue, CRN, the top news source for solution providers and the IT channel, features three important channel-related lists, including the Emerging Vendors, Network Connectivity Partner Program Guide, and the Top 100 lists, as well as an in-depth cover story interview with John Chambers, Cisco's Chairman and CEO. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WE PLAY CHEKHOV is Reader's Theatre at its Finest
by Jeff Davis - Aug 22, 2014

There's a sad phenomenon that occurs when an artist shows extreme talent and brilliance in one artistic medium. We tend to reward that talent by unjustly pigeonholing that artist into that medium alone. Case in point: Chekhov. We revere the Russian artist as a playwright, but we forget that he wrote an abundance of short stories as well. (more...)

BWW Reviews: dell'Arte Opera Ensemble's MACBETH is Atmospheric and Intimate
by David Clarke - Aug 21, 2014

As an art form, it seems that opera is having a hard time finding its footing with the current generation of young professionals. Increasingly, opera companies are scaling back as their current subscribers have no one to pass their torches on to. Despite this, dell'Arte Opera Ensemble is continuing their ambitious and altogether intimate 2014 summer season with a beautifully performed production of Giuseppe Verdi's MACBETH. (more...)

Stephen King's BIG DRIVER to Premiere in October on Lifetime
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The Lifetime Original Movie, Big Driver, premiering on Saturday, October 18 at 8pm ET/PT, is based on a short story written by best-selling author Stephen King and marks the first collaboration between Lifetime and King. This dark story of a young novelist hell-Bent on revenge after falling victim to a brutal crime stars Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (A History of Violence, McFarland), Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Sex & Violence, Steel Magnolias), Grammy nominee Joan Jett, film and television veteran Ann Dowd (The Leftovers, Masters of Sex) and Will Harris (NCIS, Sky High). (more...)

Amy Flashman Releases HELL IN REZTA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Berkshire, England (more...)

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition in Stores Now
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The console-exclusive Ultimate Evil Edition is filled to the brim with action, adventure, and epic loot—it includes all of the content from Blizzard's award-winning action role-playing game Diablo III, as well as new features and updates from the critically acclaimed Reaper of Souls expansion, including Adventure Mode, Act V, the Crusader class, leveling to 70, new Legendary loot, new crafting options, and much more. The Ultimate Evil Edition is available now at retail stores and digitally through the PlayStationStore and Xbox Store (Xbox 360 digital version will be available September 18). (more...)

Peppergreen Media & Spectrum Present International Strange Music Day, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

AUGUST 24th is International sTRANGE mUSIC Day. It's a real holiday, yes it is. To celebrate, some of the NYC area's best and brightest composers and performers are getting together to have a very unserious session of music making. This as an opportunity to for them to share unusual sounds, unusual instrumentation, and unusual compositions rarely heard or new ones that will never be heard from again. (more...)

'The Last Election' is Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Suttons Bay, Mich. (more...)

Circus Amok Parks Tour Plays Sundays in September 9/26-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2014

Obie and Bessie Award-winning Circus Amok, New York City's only one-ring, traveling political circus, once again lands in neighborhood parks throughout the city for the world premiere of its new 2014 production. All performances have a running-time of one hour and are free to the public, playing Saturdays and Sundays, September 6 - 28, 2014. (more...)

24 Shows With Over 100 Performers Set for 2014 NY Clown Theatre Festival, Running This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Now in its 9th year, The NY Clown Theatre Festival is New York's preeminent annual, international Clown Theatre festival. (more...)

Chrome's 'Feel It Like A Scientist' Now Streaming at Consequence of Sound
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The name catches it: Chrome, fast as quicksilver, curved in anticipation of the future, a redux reading of chromosome that feels more machine than man. (more...)

'Poison Heads' on Manchester Police Force Corruption in the 1970s is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

English has now published this account of his tense first years in the Force. At the time of the IRA bombings he was a young Police Constable who was actually there and on the scene. His book reveals his easy-going approach to life, and his dismay at discovering the extent of force corruption and favouritism. He tells of cover-ups, brutality, self-serving and just plain stupidity. Casually and with humour, English begins with his early family life on the farm with his inspiring globe-trotting Gran, then shares anecdotes of his journey to Police Training and life in the Force. 'Now my 25-year pact with the Official Secrets Act is over, I can spill the beans about these 'Poison Heads' - the Bent professionals of law and order I worked with every day,' states English. At a time when Britain was in turmoil, in the Thatcher Era of demonstrations and unrest, the city of Manchester was the site of violent demonstrations and bombings as well as crime. The Force worked side by side with the tough teams in SAS, TAG, MI5 and many others to maintain the peace. However, the Force itself was hampered by its legacy of corruption and internal politics. Is the situation much different today? News reports still detail police corruption and inquiries in many major cities, including Greater Manchester. Jonny English was recently interviewed on Talk Radio Europe by Bill Padley. Padley is an acclaimed and award-winning writer, producer and broadcaster who has interviewed a veritable 'who's who' of the UK's music industry. Talking with Jonny about the show 'Life on Mars', which featured the Greater Manchester Police Force at that time, Padley asked, 'Is that a fairly accurate summation of what it was like?' Jonny replied, 'Pretty much so.' But he emphasized that his book details true events, saying, 'So comparative-wise I've got the true story, and it's very open and very revealing.' By sharing tales of his early life before joining, English helps the reader to see through his eyes, making the view of the Force with its corruption and lies more vivid. 'In the Force my eyes were opened and I was to view many things in life quite differently - especially how people really are, the reality of death, the bliss of love and, most of all, what it takes to survive on the streets of a city,' said English, in his first in a series of three books. Approachable, humourous and direct, Jonny English is available for interviews and readings. 'Poison Heads' is the first of three fast-paced books outlining the author's true 'James Bond style' life and times. Bio: Jonny English was born in Rossendale, England, and grew up in the 1950's near Manchester, England in the heart of the Pennine Hills. He spent his early years on his Grandmother's farm, The Willows. He was educated at Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School where he studied Art, Architecture, English Literature and European History. After joining the Greater Manchester Police Force as a Police Constable during the 1970's, he began to doubt the credibility of the Force and changed his career path. Today he works as a Senior Chief Estimator for a Corporation in Western Canada. During his life he has worked and travelled extensively throughout Europe, South America, Central America and Africa, where he personally delivered gifts for the Red Cross School Children and the poor in third world countries. More info and photos, including book one-sheet flyer: Book Website: www.poisonheads.com Backgrounder (http://poisonheads.com/corruption-in-the-force/) Poison Heads is in paperback on Amazon, and in ebook formats on iBooks and Kindle. Review copies on request. Contact: jonnyenglish@poisonheads.com, 780-707-5022 (more...)

Scoop: BROOKLYN NINE-NINE on FOX - Today, August 12, 2014
by TV Scoop - Aug 11, 2014

Get all the scoop on BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, airing on FOX on today, August 12, 2014! (more...)

Rosie Wyatt Wins 2014 Stage Award for Acting Excellence in SPINE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Rosie Wyatt has been awarded The Stage Award for Acting Excellence for her performance in Clara Brennan's Spine. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of SOME MEN at Pride Films and Plays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Pride Films and Plays presents the Chicago premiere of Some Men by Terrence McNally. The cast includes PFP Artistic Associates Patrick Rybarczyk and Nelson Rodriguez, and Artistic Ensemble Members David Besky, Sam Button-Harrison, Tom Chiola, Edward Fraim, and Jude Hansen. They are joined by Ben Burke, Jeremy Sonkin, and Robert Ayres to become an ensemble of 10 playing over three dozen characters. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Author Alan Roger Currie Creates Controversy on BlogTalkRadio with Statement on 'Alpha Females', 'Beta Males'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2014

The terms 'Alpha male' and 'Beta male' are frequently used among professional dating coaches, pickup artists (PUAs), and seduction gurus who are part of what is known as 'The Attraction and Seduction Industry' (or simply, 'The Seduction Community'). Generally speaking, an 'Alpha male' is a man who is usually characterized as aggressive, competitive, dominant, and uncompromising. Conversely, a 'Beta male' is a man who typically is perceived as accommodating, forgiving, passive, and reverential. These terms are most commonly associated with male behavior, but very often, women's behavior tends to frequently be categorized as 'Alpha' or 'Beta' as well. Alan Roger Currie, an alumnus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and a native of Gary, Indiana, is the author of a number of books that center on helping single heterosexual men improve their interpersonal communication skills with women of interest. Recently, on a talk radio program on the BlogTalkRadio Internet Radio Network entitled 'The Man Mindset with Steve 'The Dean' Williams,' Currie expressed some harsh criticisms of women who are 'Alpha' and men who are 'Beta.' 'I blame most of the problems in today's dating scene primarily on two groups of people ... 'Alpha females' and 'Beta males.' Ideally, women who are 'Alpha' need to be matched up with men who are 'Beta,' but instead, the vast majority of Alpha females are hell Bent on pursuing the romantic companionship of Alpha males. A relationship between an Alpha male and an Alpha female will never work out long-term. Never. In the long-run, one of those two is going to seek total control of the relationship, and from that point forward, the relationship is destined to implode,' said Currie, who recently released a new audiobook version of his popular self-help book, 'Mode One: Let the Women Know What You're REALLY Thinking' on Audible.com (a division of Amazon.com). Currie then attacked men who possess a high degree of Beta traits in their personality and behavior. 'The problem I have with many men who are Beta males is that they fawn over women too much, they flatter and spoil women's egos too much, and they too frequently allow women to get away with behavior that is verbally abusive, disrespectful, emasculating, and generally undesirable toward men. Then, later on, you will find many of those same men posting on a number of different Internet discussion forums and message boards whining and complaining about how women are always treating them like a 'doormat' and relegating them to the 'platonic friend only' zone, and never gave them any romantic or sexual attention. It's sickening.' Currie's suggestion is that Alpha females need to warm up to the idea of being more submissive to Alpha males, or they should become more content with the idea of dating and marrying Beta males. Similarly, Currie believes that Beta males need to either take steps to develop more 'Alpha' traits, or they should stop whining and complaining about the high number of Alpha females who have dominated them, manipulated them, and generally mistreated them. Currie is no stranger to controversy. Many feminists have accused Currie of encouraging men to pursue women only for short-term and/or non-monogamous sex rather than long-term, emotionally profound, monogamous relationships with women... a criticism that Currie denies. 'Many of my critics and haters have labeled me as 'anti-marriage,' 'anti-long term relationships,' and 'anti-platonic friendships' between men and women. I am not against any platonic, romantic, or sexual relationship between a man and a woman that is consensual and mutually rewarding and satisfying. I am only against relationships that are full of a high degree of dishonesty, disingenuous behavior, and manipulation,' said Currie, who has his own talk radio program on BlogTalkRadio titled 'Upfront & Straightforward.' Currie is currently offering a free 20-minute Skype consultation for anyone who downloads a copy of his new audiobook from Audible.com. More details: http://modeone.blogspot.com/2014/08/do-you-want-free-20-minute-mode-one.html. More about Currie's new audiobook: http://bit.ly/ModeOneAudiobook or www.modeone.net. YouTube clips of last Wednesday's discussion can be found here: - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRnHIyTsFvQ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUZzjLV7jx8 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fJVi7i3V6Y 'The Man Mindset with Steve 'The Dean' Williams' airs every Wednesday evening on BlogTalkRadio at 7:00pm EST / 6:00pm CST / 4:00pm PST. (more...)

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