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Blast! is a Broadway production created by James Mason for Cook Group Incorporated, the director and organization formerly operating the Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps. It was the 2001 Winner of the Tony Award for "Best Special Theatrical Event" and also won the 2001 Emmy Award for "Best Choreography".

Viva La Musica: Sabor Spanish Learning Songs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Get ready to shake your caderas and sing and learn espanol with Sabor Spanish Learning Songs, a fantastic new collection of Spanish language songs from Whistlefritz, producers of the award-winning Spanish immersion CDs Cha, Cha, Cha and A Bailar (Let's Dance). (more...)

MediaMath Partners with DataXpand to Expand Global Audience Data Capabilities
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ MediaMath, the creator of the TerminalOne Marketing Operating System for digital marketers, today announced a strategic partnership with DataXpand whose Audience Data Marketplace will enhance global data and targeting capabilities in previously untapped markets in Latin America, Europe, and the US. (more...)

ABBA - The Music to Feature the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Experience ABBA – The Music with renowned Swedish cover band Waterloo and the Richmond Symphony on September 27, 2014 – 8pm at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage. Don't miss your chance to hear ABBA's greatest hits like “Take a Chance on Me,” “Mamma Mia” and “Dancing Queen” in an evening of fantastic live music performed with the full sound of a symphony orchestra. (more...)

Kasie Gasparini, Will Roland and More to Star in WASTED TUNES at Don't Tell Mama, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

'Wasted Tunes' is an original blast of theatrical rock'n'roll by composer/lyricist Mark Sonnenblick. Audiences can expect an evening of intoxicated anthems, hammered hymns, stoned showtunes, and blitzed ballads, none of which are from any comprehensible piece of theater and most of which will be performed in public for the first time. Brennan Caldwell (NBC's "The Sing-Off"), Kasie Gasparini (Mama Mia Las Vegas), Will Roland (The Black Suits), Emily Wexler, and Sonnenblick himself will star in the revue, which will be directed by Don't Tell Mama's Associate Director of Programming, Max Friedman. (more...)

Hobart Ocean Jams at Universal CityWalk; Gets First Indie Record Deal
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

It's just a bit ironic that the super-infectious, high-energy pop rock single that marks the emergence of Hobart Ocean (www.hobartocean.com) is called “Another Heartbreak.” (more...)

Karen Haglof Releases Debut Solo Album 'Western Holiday'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Former guitarist with Rhys Chatham and Band of Susans (among others) and now a hematologist/oncologist affiliated with New York University Hospital, Karen Haglof released her long-overdue debut solo album Western Holiday a little earlier this Summer. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE ANGRY HOUSEWIVES Rock the House at Arizona Broadway Theatre
by Herbert Paine - Sep 8, 2014

When it comes to consistency and quality in musical performance, Arizona Broadway Theatre stands among the top of the Valley of the Sun's list. Its current production of The Angry Housewives closes its Ninth Season with a rollicking and rolling blast from the past ~ the '80's, that is ~ featuring an outstanding cast of eight accomplished and highly talented actors. The show's tempo goes upbeat when the fab four transform from models of civic virtue to heavy metal. It's a sight to behold, particularly when Molly Lajoie, in a sparkling and energetic turn of song and dance, morphs from meek wife to raging rocker, takes to the mike, and hammers out an unforgettable rendition of Corn Flakes. (more...)

TIBCO Announces its New Marketing Application Built to Optimize Consumer Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

PALO ALTO, CA(Marketwired - Sep 8, 2014) - TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced TIBCO Engage™, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) marketing application that enables businesses to interpret and motivate consumer behavior in real time, through personalized experiences across any channel. TIBCO Engage harnesses the Fast Data platform and leading integration technology of TIBCO, connecting data from existing marketing, sales, and external communications channels to a behavioral engine that develops a deep understanding of individual consumer behaviors and motivations. Businesses can instantly apply these newfound insights to drive proactive and personalized consumer experiences. (more...)

Singer-Songwriter PAUL MAGED to Release Sophomore Album 'Diamonds & Demons'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Recording artist and songwriter Paul Maged is excited to announce the release of his sophomore album, 'Diamonds & Demons', the highly anticipated follow up to his debut record, 'In My Time'. (more...)

FOREST FRINGE to Transform Abrons Arts Center in 'Microfestival', 10/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Edinburgh Festival sensation, FOREST FRINGE will transform Abrons Arts Center for a building-wide microfestival, October 3-5, 2014. (more...)

MediaMath's Edwin Lee to Discuss the Evolution of Programmatic Marketing at the Argyle Executive Forum 2014 CMO Leadership Think Tank
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Brands and agencies today are leveraging programmatic to achieve one-to-one communication with consumers, regardless of where they happen to be in their journey. It has altered consumers' expectations of how brands communicate with them, as programmatic enables marketers to customize messages to their experiences in real time, based on a myriad data points. (more...)

King Brings Latest Casual Gaming 'Gem' To Mobile With The Launch Of The Delightful Digging Adventure 'Diamond Digger Saga'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

LONDONand NEW YORK, Sept. 3,2014 /PRNewswire/ Can you dig it?King Digital Entertainment plc (NYSE: KING), a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world and creator of global sensations Candy Crush Saga and Farm Heroes Saga, will entice more casual gamers to 'mine' for fun as it launches its delightful digging adventure Diamond Digger Saga. In Diamond Digger Saga, players will blast, dig and explore their way through dozens of dazzlingly vibrant underground worlds where they must complete a variety of stages in this level based puzzle game, unearthing an assortment of colourful jewels and other special treasures. A true gaming 'gem,' Diamond Digger Saga is now available to download for free across iOS and Google Android platforms. (more...)

Etix and LoyaltyMatch Join Forces to Reward Customers and Improve Entertainment Experience
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

KITCHENER, ONTARIO(Marketwired - Sept. 3, 2014) - Etix, the largest independent ticketing company in North America, is partnering with LoyaltyMatch Inc., the leading developer of loyalty program platforms for entertainment venues. In addition to providing various benefits to customers, the partnership will allow all of Etix's client venues to create and manage their own loyalty programs and learn more about their customers. (more...)

72 Film Fest Returns for Year Nine with Movie Mashups
by Movies News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Outstanding filmmaking talents will be showcased this October when 72 Film Fest returns for Year Nine. For the first time Students, Amateurs, and Pros from all across the country can compete this year. (more...)

MSNBC to Air WOUNDED: THE BATTLE BACK HOME, 9/28
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Wounded: The Battle Back Home, the documentary-style film series that brings to life the experiences of warriors with both visible and invisible wounds, returns to MSNBC on September 28 with “Jesse: Operation Engage.” (more...)

LeapFrog's New LeapTV'' Selected As One Of The Hottest Holiday Toys On Walmart's 'Chosen By Kids Top 20 Toys List'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LF), the leader in educational entertainment, today announced that LeapTV, the educational, active video game system, was named one of the hottest holiday toys on Walmart's 2014 Chosen by Kids Top 20 Toys List. The prestigious hot holiday toy list coincides with Walmart's launch of their 2014 layaway program and the pre-sale of the LeapTV system. (more...)

C Spire and Blast Motion partner to offer state-of-the-art motion technology products to improve athletic performance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

C Spire is the first company globally to offer these Blast Motion athletic solutions in its more than 65 retail outlets across the Southeast. (more...)

Photo Flash: Austin Playhouse's TIME STANDS STILL
by Jeff Davis - Sep 19, 2014

BroadwayWorld-Austin is pleased to share the following production photos from Austin Playhouse's production of Time Stands Still. (more...)

CELTIC THUNDER Cruise 2014 On The Verge Of Selling Out
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

On the verge of a selling out, the CELTIC THUNDER CRUISE 2014--the full-charter, four-night Irish-themed cruise sailing the Caribbean this November 8-12--has announced a special no interest, no payments until 2015 (more...)

Review Roundup: Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM at the Public
by Review Roundups - Sep 17, 2014

The Public Theater presents the world premiere of Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM at Joe's Pub, kicking off the 2014-15 downtown season at Astor Place. Created by Bridget Everett, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz, and Matt Ray, and directed by Scott Wittman, ROCK BOTTOM was originally commissioned as part of the Joe's Pub 2013 New York Voices series. This shockingly funny and moving new show will run through Saturday, October 11 at Joe's Pub, with an official press opening tonight, September 17. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Cashplay Adds Ten New Mobile Games To Its Portfolio
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Cashplay, the only globally-approved real money, cash tournaments provider on Apple's iOS platform and the only cash tournament provider worldwide for Android, announced today that its service is available in ten new mobile titles available now or fast approaching the App Store. From soccer to puzzles and even zombies, players can now face off in a variety of exciting mobile titles to win real money! (more...)

The Irish Tenors, Tango Buenos Aires, Alvin Ailey an RAIN Join Cincinnati Arts Association's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is pleased to announce the addition of four shows to its 2014-15 Season at the Aronoff Center. From the hit music of Led Zeppelin and The Beatles to the Celtic ballads of The Irish Tenors, from contemporary American dance to passionate Argentine Tango to interactive cooking fun, the following 2014-15 Season line-up is certain to continue CAA's long-standing mission of presenting an eclectic mix of alternative entertainment choices to Cincinnati's diverse audiences. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jessica Myhr - No Shower? No Problem! 10 Tips to Freshen Up in 15 Minutes
by Mark Fisher Fitness - Sep 16, 2014

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Colonial Forge Hosting Homecoming Tailgate At North Stafford Community
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

STAFFORD, Va., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Colonial Forge at Augustine is excited to invite residents, Realtors and anyone interested in a beautiful new home to visit the community for a Homecoming Tailgate celebration at noon on Saturday, Sept. 27. (more...)

Jonathan Broadbent, Matthew Pearson and More Star in GRAND GUIGNOL - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Jonathan Broadbent will star as De Lorde alongside Paul Chequer (Ratineau), Matthew Pearson (Binet), Robert Portal (Paulais), Emily Raymond (Maxa) and Andy Williams (Maurey) in Theatre Royal Plymouth's revival of Grand Guignol. Written by Carl Grose and directed by Simon Stokes, Grand Guignol will return to The Drum from 9 - 18 October before heading to Southwark Playhouse from 23 October - 22 November 2014. (more...)

ADAM WADE SHOW, 'HELLFIRE CLUB', RADICAL VAUDEVILLE and More Set for Horse Trade's Oct 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Horse Trade Theater Group has announced its October 2014 events. Check out the lineup below! (more...)

InDepth InterView: Jane Lynch On UPRISING OF LOVE Charity Event, GLEE Final Season, ANNIE On Broadway, HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT Emmy Win, Upcoming Projects & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 12, 2014

Today we are talking to a two-time Emmy Award-winning stage and screen star who counts a modern-day TV icon among her most memorable roles, none other than nefarious and outrageous Sue Sylvester on FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE, the versatile Jane Lynch. Shedding light on her hosting duties for the upcoming GLBT equality charity event UPRISING OF LOVE, set to star Sting, Billy Porter and Patti LuPone, Lynch opens up about the importance of the cause and why she was drawn to participating in the show next week. Additionally, Lynch shares stories from her early theatre days - including performing in an amateur production of UPRISING OF LOVE co-producer Stephen Schwartz's own musical GODSPELL. Plus, Lynch recounts her experiences performing material from beloved family-friendly musical ANNIE on GLEE - with the world premiere of "Little Girls" having been hosted right here on BroadwayWorld - as well as her reflections on starring as Miss Hannigan in the most recent Broadway revival of the popular show. Of course, Lynch shares a brief but tantalizing preview of what viewers and gleeks alike can expect from the final season of GLEE, now back where it all began at McKinley High in Lima, Ohio. All of that, new information on her upcoming onscreen reunion with GLEE co-star Matthew Morrison and much, much more! (more...)

Here I Go Again! BWW Interviews ROCK OF AGES Superfan Abe Calimag on His 500th Show
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 11, 2014

Today, Calimag speaks exclusively with BWW about his most memorable stage door experiences, the wide variety of actors he has seen take on these iconic roles and his own personal reflections on the 500 performances he has attended throughout the years. (more...)

BWW Interview: Carleigh Bettiol Discusses New Role in PIECE OF MY HEART
by Anna Bencivengo - Sep 11, 2014

Carleigh Bettiol has recently stepped into the role of 'Young Ilene' in off-Broadway's Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story. The new musical is based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, and is set to conclude its run this Sunday, September 14 after extending its initial run by two weeks. Carleigh took the time to share her some of thoughts about taking on this new role, her favorite Berns songs, and more with BroadwayWorld. Read below for the full interview! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Sheldon Harnick Fiddles with 'Sons' at North Coast Rep
by Erica Miner - Sep 11, 2014

Sheldon Harnick has been regaled with so many awards for some of the Great White Way's most beloved hits that his collection of statuettes likely weighs more than he does. (more...)

Eric Hutchinson with Tristan Prettyman to Play Live at the Boulder Theater, 11/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

97.3 KBCO and the Boulder Theater are proud to present Eric Hutchinson with Tristan Prettyman to the Boulder Theater on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014. (more...)

Will Ferrell Gets His Game On to Raise Funds for Pediatric Cancer Patients and Survivors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

“It's no secret the best gamers in the world have wanted a piece of me for years,” said Ferrell, actor, comedian and gamer extraordinaire. “Guys like CaptainSparklez are gunning for me. I think he might be an actual wizard and he's looking for blood. I told them I'd give them the honor of competing against me with one small condition: we raise a whole bunch of money for a great cause like helping kids with cancer.” (more...)

CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES 2: A SECOND HELPING Comes to the BDT Stage, 9/12-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

A hilarious musical comedy series is sweeping the nation and heading to Boulder! Highlighting recipes, food, and change in the church, the regional premiere of Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping is a celebration of the church basement kitchen and the women who run it. Church Basement Ladies 2 is dishing up laughs at BDT Stage (formerly named Boulder's Dinner Theatre) September 12 through November 8, 2014. (more...)

New Novel DEACON'S WINTER, is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

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U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) signs a 5 year framework contract for the Carl-Gustaf weapon system
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Defence and security company Saab has signed a new framework contract with the USSOCOM for the company's Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system (in the US named MAAWS; Multi-role, Anti-armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System). The contract is a follow on agreement to a previous 5 year contract for the 84mm recoilless rifle system. In connection with award of the contract, USSOCOM issued an initial order with a value of $14.3 million dollars (Approx. MSEK 99.1). (more...)

Ambassador Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season, Including BARNUM, SHREK THE MUSICAL, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The Ambassador Theatre has announced its diverse 2014/15 season which will include 'Stones in His Pocket,' directed by 'Game of Thrones' Ian McElhinney, 'Barnum,' 'Shrek The Musical,' 'Forbidden Planet,' and others. (more...)

VMware, NVIDIA and Google Unveil Future of Graphics-Rich Applications Delivered on Enterprise Cloud Desktops
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Today at VMworld® 2014, VMware, NVIDIA and Google announced a collaborative effort to deliver high-performance virtual desktops and workstation-class graphics to Google Chromebooks. Showcased as a technology preview, the solution demonstrates the next generation of VMware Blast Performance and NVIDIA GRID™ vGPU™ technology to satisfy customers' most demanding visual computing needs. The joint effort is expected to expand the hardware options for high-performance virtual desktops, enabling customers to select their system of choice without compromise. (more...)

VMware Unifies Mobile, Desktop and Content Management With VMware Workspace Suite
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Today at VMworld® 2014, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) announced VMware Workspace™ Suite, a new integrated platform for managing applications, data and devices. Available now, VMware Workspace Suite offers a single, integrated portal to access AirWatch® by VMware mobile and content management solutions, and VMware Horizon®. For end-users, the result is a unified experience across mobile and desktop devices, while IT gains a comprehensive management solution. In addition, VMware introduced new products and innovations designed to help customers begin their journey to the next phase of mobile work with desktops and applications delivered as a service. (more...)

Gorilla Tango Burlesque's STAR WARS Parody Trilogy Comes to a Close with 'BOOBS OF ENDOR', 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

In the epic conclusion of Gorilla Tango Burlesque's (GTB) sexy Star Wars parody saga, the risque Rebel Alliance confronts the evil Galactic Empire for once and all. Keep calm and yub nub on as we gather to celebrate those brave souls who led the Rebellion to victory: The Mighty Ewoks! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Lovely Two CharacterTRYING Brings Back 40s and 60s History and Nostalgia to ICT in Long Beach
by Don Grigware - Aug 25, 2014

Playwright Joanna McClelland Glass's autobiographical Trying is a two character play based on her working relationship as secretary to Judge Francis Biddle from 1967-68 in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Now in a fine West Coast premiere at ICT in Long Beach, Trying recounts the difficult professional and personal growth of Sarah Schorr (Paige Lindsey White) at the beginning of her career and Biddle (Tony Abatemarco) in the final days of his, against the backdrop of 60s political turmoil. With excellent direction from John Henry Davis and two astounding performances, Trying runs to September 14 only. (more...)

Review Roundup: Best-Selling YA Novel IF I STAY Hits Theaters Today
by Review Roundups - Aug 22, 2014

IF I STAY, based on the best-selling novel of the same name, hits theaters today, August 22nd. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

RADiUS Acquires Critically Acclaimed Film THE GREAT INVISIBLE
by Movies News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

RADiUS announced today that it has acquired U.S. rights to Participant Media's critically-acclaimed, SXSW Grand Jury Award-winning film, THE GREAT INVISIBLE (more...)

Nexenta Delivers Most Advanced Software-Defined Storage Solutions for All-Flash Arrays, VMware Horizon 6.0, and VMware Virtual SAN at VMworld 2014
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

'Nexenta's integration with VMware is a good move in today's fast-evolving SDS market. VMware is rapidly advancing its capabilities to enable the Software-Defined Data Center,' said Simon Robinson, Research Vice President at 451 Research. “Nexenta's offerings augment and enhance the virtualization journey for customers as they seek to realize improvements in manageability, flexibility and efficiency.” (more...)

SKYDEX Names James Taylor as CEO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

DENVER, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ SKYDEX Technologies, Inc. (SKYDEX), a leading provider of cushioning and shock mitigating technology for military and commercial uses, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed James Taylor as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Taylor is highly experienced in the electronics, industrial, medical device, oil & gas, defense, aerospace and infrastructure industries. As CEO, Mr. Taylor's first priority will be to accelerate the development of new products and markets for SKYDEX technology. (more...)

Instant.ly Shelf Score'' Reveals Consumer Intent To Purchase Newest Beverage Products
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Instant.ly, the world's first on-demand consumer insights platform today unveiled the August results of Instant.ly Shelf Score, which focused on recently introduced non-alcoholic beverages. Instant.ly Shelf Score is an index measuring consumer intent to purchase new consumer packaged goods (CPG) products. Shelf Score evaluates and ranks ten of the most appealing products based on overall consumer interest from a nationally representative sample. (more...)

FLYING TORTILLAS, JOHNMAN, JACK WISE and More Set for Scotiabank BuskerFest 2014, Kicking Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Toronto's Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood will welcome even more amazing entertainment - and a healthy dose of silliness - as Epilepsy Toronto, in partnership with the Downtown Yonge BIA, announces more new and returning acts at its signature fundraising event, Scotiabank BuskerFest. The 15th edition of Toronto's international street performers festival runs today, August 21 to Sunday, August 24 throughout the Yonge Street corridor, from Queen to College Streets (which will be closed to traffic) and surrounding areas (including Trinity Square Park, Yonge-Dundas Square and Gould Street). (more...)

Ice-T to Narrate Season 3 of TV One's CELEBRITY CRIME FILES, Premiering 9/8
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

TV One, which entertains, informs and inspires Black adult viewers, today announced that its popular investigative docu-series Celebrity Crime Files returns for a riveting third season Monday, September 8 at 10 PM/ET. (more...)

New Video by Epipheo celebrates VisiQuate declaration that Dashboards Are Dead
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

“What are we trying to communicate here?” asked Brian Robertson, VisiQuate Founder and CEO. “Two things define typical dashboards. First, they're often informed by too many lagging indicators. Actually, I call them lacking indicators, because they only provide minimal insight into the realities of business. Great analytics should have a sense of immediacy, urgency, and surround the user with meaningful context that leads to positive action.” (more...)

BWW Interviews: BUYER & CELLAR'S Michael Urie
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Aug 19, 2014

This month, San Francisco is in for a scrumptious theatrical treat called Buyer & Cellar, which is touring the country after rave reviews Off-Broadway in New York. (more...)

Ani DiFranco Announces New Album 'Allergic To Water', Out 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Ani DiFranco has never been afraid to take chances. DiFranco's new disc, Allergic To Water, is another bold accomplishment and its music is her most subtle. (more...)

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