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

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

Sharewall Partners With MTGx After Winning Its MediaFactory Competition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The service lets publications earn sustainable revenue from their online efforts while keeping content free, by asking readers to share an article of their choice on their social profiles. Online readers are used to getting free content. Instead of losing users by charging money for news, publishers are able to provide them with the content, and on top of that drive additional social traffic to their website. (more...)

'VEGAS, the App' Delivers Premium Mobile Ticketing Experience to Las Vegas Visitors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (CTIA, Sands Expo and Convention Center) Las Vegas welcomed nearly 40 million visitors in 2013, the majority of whom came to town looking for tickets to their favorite events. Digital Management, Inc. (DMI) and Brand Vegas announced today the availability of VEGAS, the app, the ultimate way to find and buy tickets to the best of Las Vegas, from any mobile device. (more...)

UME DRIVE CEO, Clem Harrigan, Announces Pre-Sale of its Innovative Drive Designed to Transfer And Share Content Between Users.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ UME drive is the first, waterproof bracelet embedded with flash drive technology. (ume) users can now wear their files in a functional and fashionable manner with endless possibilities, 'One woman even called us asking how to lock files on the drive because she was giving a bracelet to her husband with some 'mature self photography' embedded. She wanted to make sure it was for his eyes only. I loved that one.' (more...)

First Ever Cloak and Dagger Festival Set for Denver This September
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

The First Annual Cloak & Dagger Music Festival slated to take over dual venues in Denver, CO on September 20th invokes intrigue and mystery. (more...)

Brazzlebox, the exclusive social network for small and home based business, launching nationally on September 18, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Brazzlebox, the exclusive social network for small and home based business, has announced it islaunching nationally on September 18, 2014. Small, at home, Veteran owned and start-up businesses will be able to go to www.brazzlebox.com and sign up FREE. They can quicklydevelop their profile page and immediately start connecting with businesses in their community or industry. (more...)

Dr Christian and Leslie Jordan Join West End Bares' NUDEDUNNIT?! Gala, Sept 7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Rather appropriately, Dr. Christian Jessen, the charismatic television presenter and Harley Street specialist, has been announced as the host of this year's West End Bares 'Nudedunnit?!' gala performances at Cafe de Paris in London's West End on Sunday 7 September (two performances). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Surflight's Singular Sensation
by Michael T. Mooney - Sep 2, 2014

It seems right that Surflight Theatre closes it's 2014 season with A CHORUS LINE. After 65 years as a New Jersey theatrical institution, Surflight must have hosted hundreds of such auditions, giving that first 'big break' to scores of performers. (more...)

ABC Orders Mark Burnett Game Show 500 QUESTIONS Direct to Series
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

ABC has made a direct-to-series order for a new event game show, “500 Questions” (working title), from Emmy®-winning blockbuster executive producer Mark Burnett and his One Three Media (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...)

BWW Reviews: FALL FOR DANCE Kicks Off with a High Energy Evening at the Delacorte
by Frances Steiner - Sep 17, 2014

The Public Theater was founded on the idea that “Culture belongs to everyone.” While Fall for Dance Festival is a Brainchild of New York City Center and not The Public, this mandate is similarly a founding principle of the festival. Each performance costs $15 and consists of four works from leading dance companies and artists. This year, City Center commissioned three works in addition to four American premieres and four New York City premieres. Last year, at the tenth anniversary of the festival, City Center partnered with The Public to present two free performances at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. It was so successful that Fall for Dance at the Delacorte will become the annual kick off event. This year, the program consisted of works presented by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, New York City Ballet, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, and Lil Buck. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 17th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 17, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. '50 Shades' joins the fall-winter lineup at the Broadway Playhouse, 'Stomp' and 'Rain' join BIC, Halloween musicals begin, two sketch musicals at pH, the Muellers and Mason headline FWD's gala, Weill and Porter shows prepare to open, and Barbra goes for six straight decades! (more...)

BWW Reviews: South Coast Rep Triumphs with Enchanting New Vision of Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST
by Michael L. Quintos - Sep 15, 2014

Something completely enchanting is happening right now on a stage in Costa Mesa. Kicking off its 51st season, South Coast Repertory---in association with the American Repertory Theatre and the Smith Center---is currently staging the remarkable, re-envisioned new take on William Shakespeare's classic play THE TEMPEST created by Aaron Posner and magician Teller. The visually-stunning, wonderfully magical production continues its Southern California premiere performances through September 28. (more...)

All Puppet Players Launches Kickstarter Campaign, Looks for New Home
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Owner/Artistic Director Shaun Michael McNamara, has announced the All Puppet Players commitment to a permanent residence in Arizona with their new Kickstarter Campaign to procure the funding for a theatre HOME to call their very own. (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...)

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...)

Jake Canuso, James Dreyfuss, Matt Evers & More Set for West End Bares 2014 Fundraiser 'Nudedunnit?!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Stars of stage and screen Jake Canuso, James Dreyfuss, Matt Evers, Jill Halfpenny, Helen Lederer, Harriet Thorpe are amongst the special guest presenters to be announced* for this year's West End Bares 'Nudedunnit?!' gala performances at Cafe de Paris in London's West End on Sunday 7 September (*further names to be announced shortly). Tickets are available from www.westendbares.com. (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...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 27th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 27, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Equity Jeff Award nominations are out, and 'On The Town' is open. Peck and Lindley, Jessie Mueller and more are set for concerts here, and 'I Love Lucy' and the Grinch will return. Plus Theo Ubique's Andrews Sisters and Kurt Weill in rep, 'Titanic' and 'In The Heights' prepare, Munster announces 2015, and NBC flies its 'Peter Pan' cast. Ahh!! (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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