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John Leguizamo's GHETTO KLOWN Plays Tonight as Part of SummerStage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Tonight, July 28 at 8 PM, John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown, directed by Fisher Stevens in association with Westbeth Entertainment, will take the stage at Central Park and runs thorugh August 2, 2014 as part of this year's SummerStage lineup. (more...)

Chiori Miyagawa's THIS LINGERING LIFE to Receive NY Premiere at HERE, Begin. 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Cake Productions has announced the New York premiere of This Lingering Life, an epic comedy with grave tragedies by Chiori Miyagawa. The play enjoyed its world premiere at Z Space in San Francisco in June where The San Francisco Examiner called it "a funny, wise, philosophical and thought-provoking puzzle," while The San Francisco Bay Guardian said it was "remarkably successful, and cumulatively powerful." Directed by Cat Miller, this is the inaugural production of the company's 5th anniversary season. Performances will begin on Friday, September 12th with an official opening set for Thursday, September 18th at HERE. The production is scheduled to run through Saturday, October 4th. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Jose Llana!
by Ken Womble - Jul 25, 2014

Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). To celebrate the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from Jose Llana! (more...)

The Guggenheim Museum Presents UNDER THE SAME SUN: ART FROM LATIN AMERICA TODAY, Now Thru 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

From June 13 through October 1, 2014, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York will present the exhibition Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, which, along with in-depth education programs and online learning tools, inaugurates the second phase of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. Organized by Pablo León de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, the exhibition features contemporary works by 40 artists and collaborative duos representing 15 countries, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico (United States), Uruguay, and Venezuela. Following its presentation in New York, Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today will travel to Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM) and Museo Jumex in Mexico City. (more...)

John Leguizamo and More Set for SummerStage's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

City Parks Foundation announces the 2014 season of SummerStage, New York's largest free performing arts festival, bringing over 100 free performances to 14 parks throughout the five boroughs. With performances ranging from American pop, Latin and World music to dance, comedy and theater, SummerStage fills a vital niche in New York City's summer arts festival landscape. Since its inception twenty-nine years ago, more than six million people from New York City and around the world have enjoyed SummerStage. The festival runs now through August 24th. (more...)

Dominique Morisseau, David Bar Katz and More to Star in SATC's BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG, 9/2-21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) will present the World Premiere of BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG. This evening of short works inspired by Strindberg's iconic Miss Julie is written by four exciting contemporary playwrights: Dominique Morisseau (Detroit '67), David Bar Katz (Tony nominee for Freak), Andreas Boonstra (winner of Sweden's Thaliapriset award) and Lina Ekdahl (winner of Sweden's Werner Aspenstrom Award). Directed by Henning Hegland and Alicia Dhyan House, previews begin September 2 at Off-Broadway's The Lion Theater at Theatre Row. Opening night is set for September 5. (more...)

MASTERCHEF Champ Christine Ha Shares her 'My Mama's Chicken Noodle Soup' Recipe
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 24, 2014

Christine Ha is not only a MASTERCHEF champion, but also an inspiration to millions. Having been declared legally Blind in 2007, she proved that with talent and hardwork, no obstacle is too difficult to overcome. In fact, as she shared when I recently spoke with her, Christine's victory inspired Alexander Weiss to audition for, and eventually win, the first season of MASTERCHEF JR. (more...)

Stage Left Theatre Announces Drekfest 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

DrekFest is on a mission to expose bad writing for what it really is: damn funny. We are not out to make fun of writers or those who love them. We are asking good writers to intentionally write awful plays so that we may laugh at them. (more...)

Amazon Expands Prime Music Selection: Hundreds of Thousands of Songs and Hundreds of Prime Playlists Added
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

"The response we've had to Prime Music has far exceeded our expectations and we're excited to make Prime Music even more valuable for Prime members," said Steve Boom, VP of Digital Music for Amazon. "Prime Music was introduced just over a month ago and we've already significantly expanded the Prime Music catalog. Prime members have been telling us how much they love Prime Playlists, so we're also pleased to offer hundreds of great new playlists to make it easier to enjoy the best of Prime Music." (more...)

MASTERCHEF Champ Christine Ha Shares her 'Humble Apple Pie' Recipe
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 23, 2014

Christine Ha is not only a MASTERCHEF champion, but also an inspiration to millions. Having been declared legally Blind in 2007, she proved that with talent and hardwork, no obstacle is too difficult to overcome. In fact, as she shared when I recently spoke with her, Christine's victory inspired Alexander Weiss to audition for, and eventually win, the first season of MASTERCHEF JR. (more...)

First-Ever MASTERCHEF Cruise Unveils Event Itinerary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The MASTERCHEF Cruise announced today the line up of programming for the first-ever seven-day culinary journey sailing to the Caribbean Nov. 8-15, 2014. Foodies and fans of America's most-watched cooking competition series MASTERCHEF (Mondays, 8:00pm ET/PT on FOX) will hone their culinary skills while getting up close and personal with their favorite series talent with over 15 hours of event programming including Pressure Tests, Mystery Box Challenges, MasterChef Trivia, Tag Team Challenges, cocktail parties, meet and greets and more. (more...)

Stephen Aaron Grey to Release New Novel ANT FARM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Peace-loving ants flee for their lives from a plantation run by cruel cockroaches, only to discover their new society is eventually fraught with the same conflicts they previously faced, as well as others. (more...)

BWW Reviews: York Little Theatre's SHREK: THE MUSICAL - It's Big, Green, and Raucous
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 23, 2014

Rene Staub leads Randy Stamm and a large cast of fractured fairy tale stars in a musical tale of love, loss, daring heroics, and dragons, donkeys, and ogres (more...)

Photo Flash: Mary-Arrchie's 'HELLISH HALF-LIGHT,' Now Playing Through 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. continues its 28th Season with HELLISH HALF-LIGHT: Shorter Play of Samuel Beckett featuring six of the Irish playwright's works directed by Jennifer Markowitz, playing through August 30, 2014 at Angel Island, 731 W. Sheridan Rd. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.ticketweb.com or by calling the box office at (773) 871-0442. The press performance is Thursday, July 24 at 8 pm. (more...)

THEATRAINPLAYS Ready to Roll Again This Fall; Sets Indiegogo Goal at $25,000
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

After a six year 'layover' theAtrainplays are ready to roll again. The idea behind theAtrainplays is simple; Instant entertainment created by six teams while traveling the entire route of the A train, from 207th Street & Broadway to Far Rockaway and back. It begins with four librettists hopping on the A train at 207th Street and writing the books for four 15-minute musicals, all set on the A train. Before each of the teams begin their journey, they pick a number between 3 and 5 to set the number of characters, then they chose that many headshots from a Blind draw to determine which actors will be in each piece. (more...)

Blake Mills' 'Heigh Ho' To Be Released 9/16 On Verve Records
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Renowned guitarist, songwriter, and producer Blake Mills will release his highly anticipated second album, Heigh Ho, on September 16th via Verve Records / Record Collection. (more...)

Internet Retailer 100 Sites Deploy More Marketing Technology, But Data Lags Behind the Internet Retailer 501-600 According to New Comparison Research
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

PROVO, Utah, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ New research conducted by tag auditing company, ObservePoint, found that the top 100 online retailers as ranked by Internet Retailer still lags behind the Internet Retailer's 501-600 in data quality, despite leveraging more marketing technology. This research was presented at the 2014 Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition by ObservePoint's vice president of sales, Doug Jensen. (more...)

MASTERCHEF Champ Christine Ha Shares her Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 22, 2014

Christine Ha is not only a MASTERCHEF champion, but also an inspiration to millions. Having been declared legally Blind in 2007, she proved that with talent and hardwork, no obstacle is too difficult to overcome. In fact, as she shared when I recently spoke with her, Christine's victory inspired Alexander Weiss to audition for, and eventually win, the first season of MASTERCHEF JR. (more...)

Site-Specific Production of PROOF to Open 8/21 at Sycamore Hill
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

A production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Proof, by David Auburn, will open Thursday, August 21 for a four-performance run at Sycamore Hill, the home of Drs. Veronica Covalesky and Nick Leasure, at 481 Ebelhare Road in Pottstown, PA. Directed by Seth Reich, the production features a cast of New York actors who will perform the play on the actual porch of the Sycamore Hill home. (more...)

Maria Hinojosa to Host Documentary Series AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Launching in fall 2014, AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS is the first national series to examine the new American mainstream-with its growing numbers of Asians, Latinos, African Americans (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...)

Scoop: WIPEOUT on ABC - Sunday, July 27, 2014
by - Jul 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on WIPEOUT, airing on ABC on Sunday, July 27, 2014! (more...)

THE CASE OF THE THREE SIDED DREAM and More Set for Rooftop Films This Week at Brookfield Place
by Movies News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

The generosity flows strong this week at Rooftop Films with three nights of completely free programming, all set along the mighty Hudson River at the beautiful Brookfield Place in lower Manhattan. It's a three-day weekend of cartoons, New York-centric shorts, and a jazz doc about a Blind legend. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TAME. Offers Stirring Drama at Capital Fringe
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 21, 2014

'TAME.' is one of those plays in this year's Capital Fringe Festival that's a bit of a rarity among all of the zany offerings. It's something new, something inspired by the classics, something that offers a rich story, and something that's very well-acted. It actually turned out to be one of the offerings this year that I enjoyed the most. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Christine Ha talks about MASTERCHEF Cruise, Show Strategy, and Food Inspiration
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 21, 2014

In 2012, Christine Ha not only became the first Blind contestant to appear on MASTERCHEF, but she went on to win the show's third season. Since then, she has published her first cookbook 'Recipes From My Home Kitchen,' and this November, she will be one of the show's alums to be aboard the first ever MASTERCHEF Cruise. (more...)

Empire Stage Theatre Presents Free Reading of ROSES ARE BLIND, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

Roses are Blind is based on the true-life story of college student, Julie Janson, after she inadvertently uncovers a family secret. In an attempt to suppress the truth; her family falsely admits her into a psychiatric ward where she is immersed in the nightmare of a psychiatric misdiagnosis. Fighting for her life inside 'Ward 9', Julie is surrounded by a slew of colorful characters, including Yolanda, a diagnosed Schizophrenic, with 9 personalities that miraculously fuel her resilient spirit. (more...)

Amazon Launches Kindle Unlimited- Like Netflix But for Books
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

Yesterday, Amazon.com introduced Kindle Unlimited-a new subscription service which allows customers to freely read as much as they want from over 600,000 Kindle books, and listen as much as they want to thousands of Audible audiobooks, all for only $9.99 a month. Finding a great book is easy, and there are never any due dates-just look for the Kindle Unlimited logo on eligible titles and click 'Read for Free.' Customers can choose from best sellers like The Hunger Games, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and The Lord of the Rings, and with thousands of professionally narrated audiobooks from Audible, like The Handmaid's Tale and Water for Elephants, the story can continue in the car or on the go. Kindle Unlimited subscribers also get the additional benefit of a complimentary three-month Audible membership, with access to the full selection of Audible titles. Kindle Unlimited is available starting today and is accessible from Kindle devices or with Amazon's free Kindle reading apps. Start your free 30-day trial today at www.amazon.com/ku-freetrial. (more...)

Warner Theatre Sets 2014-15 MetOpera Live in HD Season: MACBETH, CARMEN, LA DONNA DEL LAGO & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The Warner Theatre has announced its 2014-2015 MetOpera: Live in HD Season which will feature 10 operas, 9 of which will be streaming live from the Metropolitan Opera, and 1 encore performance. (more...)

NO ONE ASKED ME Set for FringeNYC, 8/8-22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The 18th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC presents NO ONE ASKED ME, a new play by Kate Ballen, inspired by the true stories of undocumented immigrant NYC high school students. Matthew Newton directs a cast of nine including Octavia Chavez-Richmond, Ashlee Danielle, Gary De Mattei*, Alaina Fragoso, Corneilus Franklin, Jessica Maria Kight, Veda Kumarjiguda, Terra Mackintosh*, and Jihan McKenzie. Performances will be stated at Venue #2: The Flamboyan Theatre at the Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street (bet. Rivington and Delancey). *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. AEA Approved Showcase. (more...)

Kindle Unlimited Subscription Service Launches
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

(NASDAQ:AMZN)-Amazon.com today introduced Kindle Unlimited-a new subscription service which allows customers to freely read as much as they want from over 600,000 Kindle books, and listen as much as they want to thousands of Audible audiobooks, all for only $9.99 a month. Finding a great book is easy, and there are never any due dates-just look for the Kindle Unlimited logo on eligible titles and click 'Read for Free.' Customers can choose from best sellers like The Hunger Games, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and The Lord of the Rings, and with thousands of professionally narrated audiobooks from Audible, like The Handmaid's Tale and Water for Elephants, the story can continue in the car or on the go. Kindle Unlimited subscribers also get the additional benefit of a complimentary three-month Audible membership, with access to the full selection of Audible titles. Kindle Unlimited is available starting today and is accessible from Kindle devices or with Amazon's free Kindle reading apps. Start your free 30-day trial today at www.amazon.com/ku-freetrial. (more...)

Next Generation Digital Wallet Contest Hits Social Media - Consumers Can Win Newest Smart Wallet in Facebook & Twitter Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

iCAN TRI Youth Triathlon Returns to Clovis North Educational Center, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Clovis, CA (more...)

GSX Solutions Successfully Wraps Microsoft's WPC 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC - (WPC 2014) GSX Solutions [www.gsx.com] the global leader in proactive, consolidated monitoring and reporting of enterprise collaboration environments, including Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) and IBM Notes today successfully wrapped the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, WPC2014. The company showcased its GSX Monitor & Analyzer solutions for Exchange 2010, Exchange 2013, SharePoint and Office 365, and answered a staggering amount of questions regarding cloud migration. (more...)

ViridiSTOR and Lions Clubs International Sets a New Standard in Sustainable Information Delivery
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

TUSTIN, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ ViridiSTOR LLC partnered with Lions Clubs International (LCI) to deliver their entire convention digitally on their Presenter USB. Held in Toronto, over 16,000 delegates representing the 1.36 million members from over 200 countries worldwide attended the annual convention. (more...)

Safe Drive Systems Combats Distracted Driving
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

NEW YORK, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/Distracted driving is the cause of 72% of car accidents, resulting in more than 15 people killed and another 1,200 injured each day in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). 'Visual-manual tasks can degrade a driver's focus and increase the risk of getting into a crash up to three times,' explains National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Administrator David L. Strickland on the dangers of distracted driving. The worst, perhaps, is the all-too-common texting while driving, which increases the likelihood of a crash by 23 times (Virginia Tech Transportation Institute). (more...)

New Children's Book MOLLY AND BABOU is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Monroe, N.Y. (more...)

Evolve Media Launches Latest Native Video Solution, INgage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

INgage is a product of Evolve's SpringBoard Video platform, providing marketers with powerful reporting and analytics - tracking starts, stops, mutes, quartile viewership and more. An INgage powered video only plays when in view. It is VAST and VPaid compliant. Additionally, INgage has robust targeting and audit capabilities, including Neilsen's OCR demo audit tool that allows us to track on-target % and GRP. (more...)

Scoop: THE 100 on THE CW - Wednesday, July 30, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 16, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE 100, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, July 30, 2014! (more...)

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The "Alley Theatre @ UH" season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

VIDEO: Paris Hilton Debuts Music Video for New Single 'Come Alive'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Paris Hilton has released a video for her new single "Come Alive,' from Cash Money Records. (more...)

Uptown Players to Kick Off 2014 Pride Performing Arts Festival with MYTHICAL BEASTIE, COMMENCING and More, 8/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Uptown Players, a professional theater group located in the Uptown area of Dallas, has announced its programming for the 4th annual Dallas Pride Performing Arts Festival. From September 12 - 20, 2014, Uptown Players will present a nine-day festival of plays, cabaret acts, and a concert performance celebrating Dallas Gay Pride, closing with a very special presentation of Savage Love Live, featuring Dan Savage. (more...)

THOSE WERE THE DAYS, FIRST DATE, SINATRA FOREVER and More Set for Broadway Palm's 2014-15 Season, On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Broadway Palm's 2014-2015 Season includes eight main stage productions, five productions in The Off Broadway Palm, four Children's Theatre productions and six concerts. (more...)

RICHIE KOTZEN to Release 'The Essential Richie Kotzen CD/DVD Collection 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

This unique style courses through THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN, a career retrospective collection set for release September 2 on Loud & Proud Records. (more...)

BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE to Open 8/1 at the Broward Stage Door Theatre
by Carol Kassie - Jul 15, 2014

The reviews for Leonard Gershe's Butterflies Are Free were unanimously raves when it opened on Broadway in 1969, and the play ended up winning a number of awards that season. The play focuses on Don Baker, Blind since birth, whose over-protective mother is forced to come to terms with her son's bid for independence when he sets up in a Manhattan apartment on his own. He soon makes the acquaintance of his off-the-wall, liberated, actress neighbor Jill. Don learns the kind of things from Jill that his mother would never have taught him! And Jill learns from Don what growing up and being free is really all about. (more...)

No Escape From Company Email as Work/Life Divide Disappears
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

DURHAM, N.C., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ GFI Software today announced the findings of its second independent study into email user habits, which revealed a stark increase in the way that work email is encroaching into the personal lives and downtime of staff. Of those surveyed, some 44.8 percent admit to checking work email at least once a day in their personal time, while 40.4 percent admit checking multiple times a day or in real-time through pre-work mornings, evenings, weekends and days off. (more...)

My Brightest Diamond's New EP 'None More Than You' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

My Brightest Diamond's new EP, None More Than You, is out today on Asthmatic Kitty Records and can now be heard in full exclusively at Consequence of Sound. (more...)

Peter Cincotti, David Wong & High Strung, THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD and More Set for TPAC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, presents Peter Cincotti, performing on Saturday, October 25 at 8PM, the first of four major concerts in the 2014-2015 Main Event Series. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Blind Sides' Episode of CBS's RECKLESS
by - Jul 15, 2014

On the next episode of CBS's RECKLESS titled 'Blind Sides,' when two football players are accused of killing their coach, Jamie and Roy put aside their differences and work together to clear their names. (more...)

NEC's Face Recognition Technology Ranks First in NIST Testing for Third Consecutive Time
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

NEC's technology took first place for the third consecutive time following the 2009 Multiple Biometric Grand Challenge (MBGC 2009) and 2010-2011 Multiple Biometrics Evaluation (MBE 2010-2011). The most recent FRVT test for one-to-many searching (class C) evaluated the accuracy of database enrollments and personal identity searches using massive volumes of face image data (over 1.6 million people), including multiple “high quality” criminal mugshots, “low quality” webcam snap shots, and “standard quality” passport/visa photo images. (more...)

IMAGINING O, TATTOOED IN SNOW, APROPOS, ROCCO and More Set for Peak Performances' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Despite the welcoming size of its stage and its top technical offerings, nothing about the Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University has been considered sacred since its opening ten years ago. Peak artists have moved inside, outside and about the theater with the greatest of ease, with only a single directive issued by Peak's Artistic Director Jedediah Wheeler: Challenge the minds and imaginations of audiences in unexpected ways. (more...)

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