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TUNE IN TIME, The Olympics of Musical Theater Songwriting, Stages Another Round of Competition at Stage 72, 7/1
by Stephen Hanks - Jun 29, 2014

TUNE IN TIME, New York City's exciting, new musical theater challenge returns to Stage 72 on Tuesday, July 1 at 9 pm with a new crop of exciting up-and-coming musical theater songwriters. The composers and lyricists must write a song from a musical whose title is literally picked from a hat, and in the genre determined by a spin of "The Dreaded Genre Wheel." Will it be a historical epic? Something a la Rodgers & Hammerstein? Or even [insert name of large theme-park owning megacorporation-turned-Broadway-megalopolis here]? Oh yeah, and they have just 20 minutes to do it. (more...)

Matt Mahaffey Announces New sElf Record SUPER FAKE NICE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Nearly twenty years since the formation of his Tennessee-based project sElf, Matt Mahaffey is releasing a new SElf EP – Super Fake Nice – on July 29th via a recently inked deal with El Camino Media. The six-song collection will feature original tracks – “Gonna Rock,” “Subconscious,” “Hey Hipster,” “Looks And Money,” “Splitting Atoms” and the lead single “Runaway.” (more...)

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas Announces BASSNECTAR Live, 11/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas announces BASSNECTAR live at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, WEDNESDAY, NOV. 5, 2014. Doors 6:30 PM, Show 7:30 PM. Tickets go on sale June 28 at 9am PST. General Admission tickets are $35 plus applicable service charges. Ages 18+ with ID welcome. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketfly.com or vegas.brooklynbowl.com or at 877-987-6487. (more...)

COVER to Play MITF, 7/15-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The love that dare not speak its name becomes exactly that in Bill McMahon's heart-tugging work Cover, a play which examines the fault lines found in even the most committed relationships. Produced by Tony Award-winning producer Jim Kierstead and directed by Paul J. Michael, Cover will be performed Tuesday, July 15 at 6pm, Thursday, July 17 at 7:45pm, Saturday, July 26 at 4:15pm, Sunday, July 27 at 7pm, Monday, July 28 at 7:30pm and Tuesday, July 29 at 6pm at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, located at 312 West 36th Street. (more...)

IssuWorks, Headed by Former NASDAQ Vice-Chairman and Leading JOBS Act Policy Leader, Launches Investment Raise on Crowdfunder.com
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

BOULDER, CO - IssuWorks, a new venture by the former Vice-Chairman of NASDAQ David Weild, has recently launched its Series A funding round on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder. David Weild has been referred to as the 'father of the JOBS Act' due to his role in providing data, policy recommendations, and critical securities-related insights to legislators that led to support on Capitol Hill for legislation that enabled sweeping improvements to public and private company capital formation, including the establishment of key 'Testing the Waters' and 'Confidential Filings' for 'Emerging Growth Companies' and 'Crowdfunding' for private companies to accredited investors. (more...)

Curious Theatre Hosts 'Curious New Voices National Collective' Week-Long Playwriting Intensive; Performance Set for 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Curious Theatre Company announces their newest program for young playwrights: The Curious New Voices National Collective. Building on the 10-year success of their month-long local Summer Writing Intensive, this summer Curious will be piloting a week-long intensive open to young playwrights selected by regional theatres across the country. (more...)

Singer Songwriter Harrison Nida Releases Debut Single 'Celebrity Crush'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

With the release of his debut single 'Celebrity Crush,' his boy-band good looks and infectious charisma, Harrison Nida will soon be the object of said crushes rather than just singing about them. (more...)

OwnPhones 3D Printed Custom-Fit Wireless Earbuds To Revolutionize How People Experience Music During Any Activity
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

SAN DIEGO, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ OwnPhones (#ownphones), the world's first 3D printed, personalized wireless (using Bluetooth 4.0) smart earbuds (#earbuds) perfectly fitted to a user's ear shape, sound needs, style and activity, today announced it is launching a Kickstarter (#kickstarter) campaign in July to help complete the development of its revolutionary product. The campaign funding goal will be $250,000USD. As part of the company's efforts to engage consumers and build a community around the OwnPhones movement, the company is inviting audio enthusiasts to sign-up at www.ownphones.com in order to be the first to be notified of when the campaign goes LIVE and take advantage of its 'early bird' specials 50% off all sets of earbuds (regular retail prices range from $299USD to $449USD). (more...)

CONVERSATIONS WITH MY MOLESTER Set for MITF, 7/14-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Next month as a part of the 15th Anniversary Season of the Midtown International Theatre Festival, Michael Mack will perform the NY premiere of his acclaimed solo show Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith, which will run from Monday, July 14 thru Saturday, August 2 at the Jewel Box Theater (312 West 36th St, 4th Floor). Spanning four decades after his childhood experience of clergy sexual abuse, Mack's award-winning solo play is his spiritual autobiography charting the crime, the wreckage, and his astonishing, redemptive return to the Catholic Church. (more...)

Uptown Underground Announces Partnership with Indianapolis Cabaret Troupe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The Uptown Underground is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Indianapolis-based cabaret troupe PUR | The Company. Performing in Indianapolis for the past 4 years, PUR | The Company will appear at the Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, the first Saturday of the month. The Uptown Underground is set to open in Fall 2014. (more...)

BWW Previews: Behind the Scenes in Vermont Summer Theater
by Erin McIntyre - Jun 20, 2014

Summer in Vermont provides a multitude of theater opportunities for performers and audience members alike, and Broadway World got a behind-the-scenes look at a few of the state's companies and productions. This is by no means a complete list of all the extraordinary summer theater that happens in Vermont, and should be used as a starting point for further exploration. (more...)

Fit Food Finds: FARMBOX DIRECT - Healthy, Organic Items Delivered
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 8, 2014

Farmbox Direct delivers 100% certified organic, healthy food items directly to your door. This service has no sign up charges or additional fees. Products are wonderfully selected and ordering is easy. (more...)

First-Ever Yorkshire Festival Celebrates 100 Amazing Days
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

The first ever Yorkshire Festival 2014 captured the imaginations of artists and public alike, attracting over 750,000 people to 1,400 performances of the headline events, which involved 7,000 participants and took place in the 100 days running up to Yorkshire's Tour de France Grand Depart. (more...)

SO WHAT IF I LOVED YOU Set for Merseles Studios, 8/21-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) presents 68 Productions' (68P) 'So What If I Loved You,' a multimedia one-woman show by Summer Dawn Hortillosa debuting August 2014 at exciting new venue Merseles Studios. (more...)

London Wonderground to Expand for Third Year at Southbank Centre, Begin. 25 July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

London Wonderground returns for a third year, bringing a piece of Coney Island to the South Bank of London. Underbelly and the Southbank Centre present a summer long festival of the world's best cabaret, circus and sideshows from the 25 July. (more...)

2014 Kelsey Theatre Awards Ceremony Set for Aug 16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

It's awards season at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre. The '2014 Kelsey Theatre Awards,' a Tony Awards-inspired evening that celebrates the theatrical successes of the past year, takes place Saturday, Aug. 16 at 8 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on Mercer County Community College's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. (more...)

Michael Mack's CONVERSATIONS WITH MY MOLESTER: A JOURNEY OF FAITH to Play NYMITF thru 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

This month, as a part of the 15th Anniversary Season of the Midtown International Theatre Festival, Michael Mack will perform the NY premiere of his acclaimed solo show Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith, which will run thru Saturday, August 2 at the Jewel Box Theater (312 West 36th St, 4th Floor). Spanning four decades after his childhood experience of clergy sexual abuse, Mack's award-winning solo play is his spiritual autobiography charting the crime, the wreckage, and his astonishing, redemptive return to the Catholic Church. (more...)

Saban's Iconic Power Rangers To Takeover San Diego Comic-Con International - SUPER MEGAFORCE Style
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Saban's Power Rangers will be back in full force at this year's San Diego Comic-Con International (July 24-27), showcasing the strength of the entertainment franchise. From meet and greets with the original Mighty Morphin Green Ranger, Jason David Frank, and the current Power Rangers Super Megaforce cast, to experiencing early gaming demos and sneak peeks of upcoming products, fans can expect nothing less than another action-packed Power Ranger Comic-Con experience. (more...)

CATF to Welcome Bruce Duncan and Bina48 for Lecture on Artificial Intelligence, 7/26; UNCANNY VALLEY Runs thru 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

The Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University's Humanities series will host speaker Bruce Duncan and artificial intelligence unit Bina48 for a lecture on Bina and the Evolution of Artificial Intelligence. The lecture will be held on Saturday, July 26 at 4:30 p.m. in Reynolds Hall (109 North King St.), and is free and open to the public. The CATF world premiere play, Uncanny Valley by Thomas Gibbons, part of the 2014 season which runs through August 3, was inspired by an article in National Geographic on Bina48. (more...)

Mad Cat Theatre to Present Superbolt's CENTRALIA, 8/14-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Mad Cat Theatre Company will present Centralia written by Superbolt Theatre. Mad Cat's Artistic Director, Paul Tei first became aware of Superbolt Theatre in the summer of 2012 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival when Mad Cat's production of Going Green the Wong Way, by Kristina Wong was also being presented. (more...)

Susan Flannery & More to Join Lung Cancer Foundation of America's 'Day at the Races'
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

TV actress Susan Flannery, NFL Linebacker Chris Draft, talk show host Tim Conway, Jr. and other special guests will join lung cancer advocates and supporters at the Lung Cancer Foundation of America's (LCFA) unique 'Day at the Races' event (more...)

OwnPhones Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Build World's First Wireless 3D Printed Custom-Fit Earbuds
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

SAN DIEGO, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ OwnPhones (#ownphones) today went LIVE with a Kickstarter (#kickstarter) campaign (http://bit.ly/ownphones) to help complete the development of its revolutionary product - the world's first wireless 3D printed, personalized smart earbuds (#earbuds) and an accompanying mobile app for iOS (Android to follow). The campaign, which has a funding goal of $250,000USD, features limited Early Bird specials of 50% off all sets of earbuds (regular retail prices range from $299USD to $449USD). (more...)

The Cold And Lovely Drop 'Doll' Video, LIVE in LA + EP Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

The Cold and Lovely is the Brainchild of indie-rock goddesses, Meghan Toohey (The Weepies, Lenka, Schuyler Fisk) and Nicole Fiorentino (more...)

Playvuu Charts 9 Weeks as Best New Featured App of the Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CALIF., July 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Playvuu, the exciting new video app startup that puts the power of the pros in your hands, announced today that its flagship product of the same name – just launched in May has been featured 'Best New App' in the Entertainment category in the App Store for nine weeks running. (more...)

Your:People Launches DIY PR Webinars
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

SOUTHFIELD, MI - Believing everyone needs PR but not everyone should have to pay a fortune for it, Your People LLC, a public relations agency, launches this month a series of DIY public relations webinars for purchase on its website: http://www.yourppl.com/webinars/. (more...)

CompTIA Continues to Inspire Young Women to Dream IT with Launch of Two New Websites
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Efforts by CompTIA, the IT Industry Trade Association, to attract more women into the information technology (IT) workforce received another big boost this week with the launch of two new websites linked to its Dream IT initiative. (more...)

Pure Theatre Presents THE 3RD SECTOR at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 30 July - 25 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Premiering at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year, The 3rd Sector inspired by real life events, takes the audience on a dark satirical journey through the modern world of corporate charity. The play investigates our relationship with charity at a time when spending cuts are felt in every sector, and in every household. The 3rd Sector is set in a high profile charity, Transplants for Britain and is a dark comedy which explores how your charity contributions are actually spent, and asks you to decide what kind of charity you want to support. (more...)

DARK PROPHET COMIC BOOK at COMIC-CON Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Los Angeles, CA (more...)

Mergatroyd Productions in Association with Midtown International Theater Festival Presents the World Premiere of JULIA & BUDDY, 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Sparks fly between a neurotic philosopher and a dysfunctional maintenance man in a play about wanting somebody wrong who just might be right. JULIA & BUDDY - A romantic comedy at the Midtown International Theater Festival in the Jewel Box Theater at the WorkShop Theater Company, 312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor East between 8th & 9th Avenues, New York NY (more...)

Sharewall: Enabling Publishers to Monetize Content without Frustrating Readers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The service provides publishers with a number of benefits: (more...)

Fluent Tees Off Its 2014 Annual Charity Golf Outing With New Beneficiary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

NEW YORK, NY - August 13, will celebrate the fourth annual Fluent Charity Golf Tournament where a number of brand, agency and digital marketing executives will unite for a day of golf, building awareness and fundraising to benefit Services for the UnderServed, a nonprofit human services agency with a reputation for supporting veterans and individuals and families faced with a wide range of challenges, from mental illness, disabilities, and HIV/AIDS, often compounded by histories of homelessness, substance abuse, poverty and unemployment. (more...)

New Facebook mood experiment asks, 'Are you happier without Facebook?'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

LEIDEN, The Netherlands, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ The non-profit initiative, known as '99 Days of Freedom,' asks users to refrain from Facebook use for a period of 99 consecutive days and report-back on how the hiatus affects personal notions of happiness. The initiative's website, 99daysoffreedom.com, provides a set of simple user instructions, which include posting a 'time-off' image as a profile picture and starting a personalized, 99-day countdown clock. From there, participants are asked to complete anonymous 'happiness surveys' at the 33, 66 and 99-day marks, with results posted to the initiative's website as they're compiled. The initiative will also host a message board through which participants can post anonymous accounts of how an extended break from Facebook is impacting their lives. (more...)

Elastic City to Host First-Ever Participatory Walks Festival, 9/27-10/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Elastic City celebrates its fifth year by presenting the first-ever participatory walks festival. The 12-day Elastic City Walks Festival, in which all events are free and open to the public via RSVP, will take place in outdoor locations throughout New York City, September 26 - October 7. (more...)

AXS TV to Bring THE X FACTOR UK to U.S. for First Time Ever
by TV News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Cable's premier music entertainment channel AXS TV is the official U.S. broadcast home for the upcoming eleventh season of the international mega-hit The X Factor UK. (more...)

Musik & Film Productions Launch New Reality TV Show DO I HAVE A HIT SONG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Musik and Film Productions, in affiliation with IndiMusic TV, are launching the new series, 'Do I Have a Hit Song' Fall 2014. (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...)

Cycling Fusion, The Tour de Cure, and YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Team Up
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Pittsburgh, PA (more...)

Alex's Lemonade Stand Announces ALEX'S MILLION MILE 5K, 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Norwalk, CT (more...)

PRO2CEO Partners with New York Stock Exchange, Presents S3 Summit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014, PRO2CEO launched the Inaugural Sustaining Success Summit (S3) at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, New York. S3 is a leadership summit designed to discuss and provide solutions to the challenges faced by high achieving professionals in sports, entertainment and business. The event, co hosted by NYSE CEO Duncan Niederauer, included panel discussions with some of the nation's leading business experts and offered participants increased knowledge in sustaining success in career management, leadership, technology and business creation. (more...)

Ariana & the Rose to Hit Fashion Week, Announces Tour with Heffron Drive
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Downtime is not a word that exists in the vocabulary of Ariana DiLorenzo, the front woman of New York City-based electro pop outfit Ariana & the Rose. (more...)

From Unicorn Keys to Exclusive Self Stick Wall Paper, New Online Homeware Brand, HME Makes a Splash With 'Generation Rent'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

LONDON, August 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

The Renegade Company Presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME: A MUTE PLAY, 9/11-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Coming off the heels of their sold-out run of Bathtub Moby-Dick last fall and a successful world premiere of Grimms' Juniper Tree, The Renegade Company proudly presents a new work titled The Hunchback of Notre Dame...A Mute Play, conceived and directed by Michael Durkin. (more...)

Saban's Power Rangers to Join 2014 POWER MORPHICON Fan Convention
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Saban's Power Rangers and thousands of fans will join forces to celebrate the 4 th bi-annual Power Rangers official fan-run convention, Power Morphicon, at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena (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...)

VOX LUMIERE - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Set for LATC, 9/19-12/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Silents you can hear! Blending the 1925 silent film with original songs and powerful live performances to create a show-stopping-spectacle, Vox Lumiere-The Phantom of the Opera brings the Lon Chaney classic to three-dimensional, high-decibel life. Eight electrifying performances take place at the Los Angeles Theatre Center on Sept. 19/20; Oct. 10/11; Nov. 14/15; and Dec. 12/13. (more...)

POWER RANGERS Movie Gets 2016 Release Date
by Movies News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

According to Variety, Lionsgate's live-action POWER RANGERS film has received a July 22, 2016 release. Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz are writing the reboot. No director is attached at this time. (more...)

BRANDBLACK Announces First Full Apparel Collection with 'FURTURELEGENDS'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

BRANDBLACK, the recently launched men's performance sportswear brand is pleased to announce their first full men's apparel collection titled 'FUTURELEGENDS'. BRANDBLACK which debuted earlier this year with athlete endorser Jamal Crawford of the Los Angeles Clippershas made it's mark on the sneaker map and is now set to do the same with the inaugural launch of a functional, smart sportswear collection that is in balance with their innovative performance footwear offerings. (more...)

Glide Video Texting App for Android Gets More Social
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Glide, the world's first and only instant video messenger, leverages proprietary, patent-pending streaming video technology to let users send and receive video messages instantaneously. When a user taps record, the video message is simultaneously broadcast live to recipients and stored to the cloud for on-demand viewing at any time. This makes communication much faster and simpler than sending a video as an email or SMS attachment and more convenient than video calling. With Glide, video conversations no longer need to be scheduled in advance and users don't have to wait minutes to receive responses to their video messages. (more...)

SO WHAT IF I LOVED YOU Opens in Jersey City, 8/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) presents 68 Productions' (68P) "So What If I Loved You," a multimedia one-woman show by Summer Dawn Hortillosa debuting next week at exciting new venue Merseles Studios. (more...)

Things3D Opens Up The Next Mobile Gaming Frontier Via 3D-Printing - The Age Of The Internet Of Things Has Arrived
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Things3D is the Brainchild of Joe Wee and Chris Byatte, the Founders of Chillingo (later acquired by Electronic Arts in 2010) who discovered and published some of the biggest mobile IP in the past decade like Angry Birds and Cut the Rope. Things3D combines their experience from mobile, app publishing, indie developer ecosystems & licensing into the brave new world of 3D printing. (more...)

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