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City Theatre and Island City Stage to Present Shorts Gone Wild 2, 8/7-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

City Theatre and Island City Stage are proud to present the return of Shorts Gone Wild 2, South Florida's hottest short play festival that celebrates the LGBT and Progressive communities, from August 7 - September 7 at Empire Stage in Ft. Lauderdale. (more...)

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

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

I AM HAPPINESS ON EARTH Coming to Theatrers & DVD This August
by Movies News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Breaking Glass Pictures is proud to announce the U.S. theatrical release of the LGBT Mexican drama I Am Happiness on Earth (Yo soy la felicidad de este mundo) by acclaimed director Julián Hernández (more...)

Galerie Lelong Launches Fall Season with KATE SHEPHERD's FWD: THE TELEPHONE GAME Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Kate Shepherd's Fwd: The Telephone Game will inaugurate Galerie Lelong's fall season with an exhibition of the artist's most recent paintings. While remaining true to Shepherd's signature use of delicate lines, spatial complexity, and color, this new body of work reveals a network of processes the artist used to arrive at a desired image. Though Shepherd has used 3D modeling software to create images for her forceful yet refined paintings over the last twelve years, her newest work more explicitly exposes a digitally generated line, making the computer process itself the subject of the work. (more...)

Destination America to Premiere All-New Series SWAMP MONSTERS, MONSTERS UNDERGROUND
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Across the American wilderness, millions of acres of uncharted swamplands and underground lairs are rumored to be inhabited by unidentified monsters. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now for The Public's 2014-15 Season, Featuring Works by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bridget Everett & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Single tickets are on sale now for The Public Theater's 2014-15 season that will include three world premiere musicals, a free Public Works musical adaptation of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, new plays by Suzan-Lori Parks, Young Jean Lee, and Lemon Andersen, Bridget Everett's new show at Joe's Pub, the 11th edition of the acclaimed Under the Radar Festival, the continuation of the Mobile Shakespeare Unit, the fifth season of Public Forum, New Work Now!, the Emerging Writers Group Spotlight Series and $20 tickets to Public Lab, now in its eighth year. Single tickets are available by calling (212) 967-7555, at www.publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at Astor Place at 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)

Scoop: BROOKLYN NINE-NINE on FOX - Today, July 29, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 28, 2014

Get all the scoop on BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, airing on FOX on today, July 29, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: BROOKLYN NINE-NINE on FOX - Saturday, August 2, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 28, 2014

Get all the scoop on BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, airing on FOX on Saturday, August 2, 2014! (more...)

HOUSE OF THE WITCHDOCTOR Set for 9/16 DVD & VOD Release
by Movies News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Breaking Glass Pictures will be releasing House of the Witch Doctor on DVD/VOD (iTunes, Comcast, Vubiquity) on September 16, 2014. Directed and written by Devon Mikolas, House of the Witch Doctor stars Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D), Leslie Easterbrook (The Devil's Rejects), Allan Kayser (Night of the Creeps), Callie Stephens and David Willis. (more...)

Laura Bell Bundy Stars in HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS, Coming to DVD 8/19
by Movies News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART is will be available on DVD on August 19th. (more...)

SPT's Youth Program Presents William Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, 8/8-10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

This summer SPT's Youth Program is taking The Taming of the Shrew to the high seas - prepare for a wild voyage through one of Shakespeare's earliest and most controversial comedies, about a strong-willed couple hell-Bent on confusing and outwitting each other right up to the play's equivocal conclusion. There are many exciting questions to ask with this screwball comedy and this production seeks to answer them with plenty of slapstick, gender bending…and pirates! (more...)

Privacy & Security Forum - Boston to Feature Intriguing Keynote Sessions from Aetna, Texas Health Resources Executives
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ HIMSS Media, a leading media organization that produces and distributes essential information to help advance better health through information technology (IT), today announced speaker highlights for the Privacy & Security Forum - Boston. Held in Boston from September 8 through 9, 2014, the forum will give attendees the tools, technology and resources they need to take control of their IT security. (more...)

GraphicAudio Releases BYRNES FAMILY RANCH 5: AMBUSH VALLEY by Dusty Richards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Having been wounded by outlaws on the Arizona-Mexico border, Chet thinks back to the journey that brought him and his family from Texas to Arizona. (more...)

Scoop: BROOKLYN NINE-NINE on FOX - Today, July 22, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, airing on FOX on today, July 22, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: AMERICAN DAD on FOX - Sunday, July 27, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on AMERICAN DAD, airing on FOX on Sunday, July 27, 2014! (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 7/25/2014 - 7/25/2014
by BWW - Jul 20, 2014

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 7/25/2014 - 7/25/2014! (more...)

BWW Reviews: ARCADIA - A Well Constructed Play Which Makes for a Long Echoing Sit at MAMAI
by Roy Berko - Jul 20, 2014

Czech born Thomas Stoppard is a Jewish British playwright who escaped from his birth country in 1939, just before the Nazi occupation. Living, in England, he has gained a reputation as one of modern English language's greatest playwrights. The recipient of an Academy Award and four Tony Awards, it is generally agreed by theatre analysts that 'Arcadia,' a production of which is now on stage at Mamai Theatre, is one of the western world's greatest plays. (more...)

iLUMINATE Celebrates First Anniversary at New World Stages Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

iLUMINATE, the Off-Broadway smash spectacle (formerly titled ARTIST OF LIGHT), celebrates its one-year anniversary tonight, July 18th at New World Stages. iLuminate wowed the nation with their groundbreaking light suits and innovative dance moves on NBC's 'America's Got Talent,' where the dance-in-the-dark sensation was selected as one of the hit show's top finalists after judge Piers Morgan called them 'The Best New Act in America!' (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for SITTING SHIVA at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

As one of the largest theatrical events in the world, The New York International Fringe Festival boasts an impressive roster of world premieres yearly. Of them, Los Angeles native Joshua Metzger's new play Sitting Shiva will see its first three dimensional presentation this August. Christopher Scott will direct the 90 minute play. The Broadway and Regional vet cast includes Eddie Boroevich*, Neal Mayer*, and Jeffery Plunkett*. The Production Stage Manager is Katy Moore*, and the production will be designed by Joan Racho-Jansen. *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. Sitting Shiva is an AEA-approved showcase. (more...)

BREAKING DOWN THE MOVES: Natalie Weiss Recaps SYTYCD featuring Broadway's Warren Carlyle, Tyce Diorio
by Breaking Down the Riffs - Jul 17, 2014

I am so honored and thrilled to be the first guest So You Think You Can Dance recapper for BWW! It is now 2:15 A.M. and I am putting together my A.D.D. notes into cohesive sentences after watching tonight's episode on DVR. (I got home at midnight from judging the semi-finals of the weekly competition, 'So You Think You Can Belt' at the West End Theatre uptown) It's pretty ironic that they're on the same night of the week. (more...)

Peter Sander and Theatre Arts Japan to Present ROBINSON (TO) CRUSOE at Hudson Guild Theatre, 8/28-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Director of Drama Desk nominated performance 'Vivien', Peter Sander collaborates with Theatre Arts Japan (Eriko Ogawa, Artistic Director), and theater company Ku Na'u Ka's music director/composer/percussionist Hiroko Tanakawa to present work of Japan's master playwright, Asaya Fujita's 'Robinson (to) Crusoe', an adaptation of D'Introna and Ravicchio's comedy, 'Robinson and Crusoe'. (more...)

Breaking String Theater Presents WE PLAY CHEKHOV: THE BLACK MONK AND THE BEYONCE, 8/14-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Breaking String's We Play Chekhov includes two of Chekhov's masterful short stories adapted for the stage, presented as a double-bill in what will be the perfect summer night out for any theater-goer. The Black Monk (adapted by Kama Ginkas and translated by John Freedman) depicts Andrei Kovrin - a writer who is visited by an apparition in the form of a monk, dressed in black. The monk bears a tantalizing message: Kovrin's art flows directly from God. But when loved ones suspect a mental illness, this joyful chapter in Kovrin's life becomes a terrifying encounter with madness, megalomania and the mystery of artistic creation. (more...)

iLUMINATE to Celebrate First Anniversary at New World Stages on 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

iLUMINATE, the Off-Broadway smash spectacle (formerly titled Artist of Light), celebrates its one-year anniversary this Friday, July 18th at New World Stages. iLuminate wowed the nation with their groundbreaking light suits and innovative dance moves on NBC's 'America's Got Talent,' where the dance-in-the-dark sensation was selected as one of the hit show's top finalists after judge Piers Morgan called them 'The Best New Act in America!' (more...)

Chicago Slam Works to Kick Off Theater Season with ONE DAY WHEN WE ARE ALL ROBOTS at Stage773, 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Chicago Slam Works announces the premiere of a three-production interdisciplinary theater season beginning with 'One Day When We Are All Robots' opening Friday, Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. at Stage773, 1225 W. Belmont. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LEND ME A TENOR, Opening the 2014 Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

The wildly hilarious Tony-Award winning comedy Lend Me a Tenor opens tonight, July 11 at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Running in repertory with Shakespeare's Macbeth, the production continues through August 3 in the PSF Main Stage theatre on the campus of DeSales University. Get a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

A DANCE OF DEATH to Play Finborough Theatre, Begin. 5 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre from Cerberus Theatre, the UK premiere and the English world premiere of controversial German playwright Rolf Hochhuth's Sommer 14 - A Dance of Death in a brand new translation opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 5 August 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 7 August at 7.30pm). (more...)

David Cale to Present New Works in CUZ I JUST GOT TO BE ME...FREE This Fall at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Dixon Place presents new work every month -- theater, puppetry, performance and visual art, music, dance and literature -- at all stages of development. This Fall, Dixon Place will present new-works-in-progress written and performed by current Artist-in-Residence David Cale. (more...)

Royal Albert Hall Announces Sept 2014 Events, Featuring Jason Mraz, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

The Royal Albert Hall recently released their event listings for the month of September. See the complete calendar of events below. For more information, call the box office at +44 (0)20 7589 8212 (open 7 days a week 9:00am - 9:00pm) or visit their website at www.royalalberthall.com. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Coeurage Theatre Company Finds the Art in ANDRONICUS
by Ellen Dostal - Aug 4, 2014

Without a doubt there are scenes in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus that are difficult to watch. Actions that might come across as ludicrous on the page make one shrink with revulsion when viewed in the flesh, and within the confines of a small theater the effect is much like that of a horror show taken to the limit. Rape, murder, dismemberment, more murder, and about as much brutality as a person can handle in one sitting is what you'll find here. That Coeurage Theatre Company can stage it so that you can still appreciate the art in it is quite an accomplishment. (more...)

Segal Center at CUNY Announces PRELUDE 2014 Artists; Festival Set for This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY) presents PRELUDE 2014, an annual three-day festival dedicated to artists at the forefront of contemporary New York City theatre and performance. (more...)

BEDBUGS!!! to Open this September Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 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 on 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). Tickets are $25 - $89 and can be purchased by visiting BedBugsMusical.com or calling Ovationtix.com at 866.811.4111. (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...)

BWW Reviews: FROGS Fails to Create Much Excitement at Cain Park
by Roy Berko - Aug 3, 2014

'The Frogs,' Stephen Sondheim and Burt Shevelove's musical adaptation of Aristophanes' ancient Greek comedy, had a novel introduction to the stage. In 1974 it was produced in Yale University's Swimming Pool by the Yale Repertory Theatre. (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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