History's ROOTS Remake Draws 5.3 Million Total Viewers
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2016

The Memorial Day premiere of HISTORY's event series 'ROOTS' was watched by 5.3 million viewers, based on Nielsen Fast Nationals. Against heavy competition on both broadcast and cable, including Game 7 of the NBA Western Conference Finals, 'ROOTS' became the #1 scripted mini-series premiere on cable since 2013 (A+E Networks' 'Bonnie & Clyde'). Airing on HISTORY, Lifetime, A&E and LMN, the 9pm premiere telecast of 'ROOTS' was watched by 2.1 million adults 25-54 and 1.8 million adults 18-49. Over the course of the night, 8.5 million viewers watched the episode (3 telecasts). These numbers are expected to grow significantly once Live+3 and Live+7 data becomes available. (more...)

Rufus Wainwright to Bring Judy Garland Tribute Back to Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

On June 16th and 17th, one of contemporary music's most historic nights will return to Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Episode One of History's Event Series ROOTS Delivers Over 14 Million Viewers
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

With available time-shifted viewing data, the premiere episode of HISTORY's event series 'ROOTS' was watched by 14.4 million total linear viewers over the course of all premiere week telecasts. (more...)

Verne Lundquist to Step Down from SEC ON CBS Following 2016 Season
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Verne Lundquist, the voice of the SEC ON CBS since 2000, has decided to step down from his lead college football role at CBS Sports following the 2016 season. (more...)

DELIRIOUS Dances presents TO BEGIN THE WORLD OVER AGAIN
by Marianka Swain - Jun 7, 2016

DELIRIOUS Dances presents TO BEGIN THE WORLD OVER AGAIN on Thursday, June 30; Friday, July 1; and Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 8pm at Gibney Dance's Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers Street). Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. (more...)

New Cast Announced for UK Tour of REHEARSAL FOR MURDER
by Marianka Swain - Jun 7, 2016

From the pen of the legendary award-winning writing team Richard Levinson and William Link, the creators of the unsurpassable mystery series Murder She Wrote and the award-winning TV detective series Columbo comes this classic 'whodunnit' murder mystery. Following the phenomenal decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, which sold over two million tickets and continually played to packed houses across the UK, Bill Kenwright Ltd began an exciting new chapter in January 2016 with the launch of The Classic Thriller Theatre Company and its first production REHEARSAL FOR MURDER, adapted for the stage by David Rogers, which today announces casting for the next leg of the hit UK tour. (more...)

VIDEO: Savannah Guthrie Announces Second Pregnancy Live on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

On this morning's TODAY, Savannah Guthrie announced that she and husband Mike Feldman are expecting their second child at the end of the year.  (more...)

Scoop: THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON on NBC - Week of July 4, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 30, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, airing on NBC for the week of July 4, 2016! (more...)

Winners of 2016 WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

The 2016 Wicked Young Writer Awards today announced its winners during a ceremony involving over 100 shortlisted finalists and their families and teachers at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, home of the multi award-winning musicalWicked.  (more...)

Expedia.com 4th of July Analysis: Palm Springs Package Bookings Yield Exceptional Summer Savings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

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THE CALAMARI SISTERS to Play Bristol Riverside Theatre, 7/27-31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The riotous and wacky Calamari Sisters return to Bristol Riverside Theatre from July 27-July 31 to dish out another helping of their special brand of musical culinary education with The Calamari Sisters' Clam Bake starring Delphine and Carmela Calamari. These plus-size siblings teach the ins and outs of an Italian clam bake, singing, dancing and cooking their way through the perfect summer picnic to make the juiciest clams in town. (more...)

Scoop: THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON on NBC - Week of June 20, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 17, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, airing on NBC for the week of June 20, 2016! (more...)

Finalists Announced for 2016 WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

?The 2016 WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS today, Friday 17 June, announced the names of the 109 finalists in the running for the annual creative writing prizes. (more...)

The Pasadena Playhouse Names New Executive/Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The Pasadena Playhouse State Theatre of California announced today that Danny Feldman will be the theatre's new Executive/Artistic Director. Mr. Feldman will work closely with Artistic Director Sheldon Epps during a transitional period. It was previously announced that Mr. Epps is retiring and will become The Pasadena Playhouse's Artistic Director Emeritus. (more...)

Fitness Tip of the Day: Use the Run/Walk Method
by Christina Mancuso - Jun 15, 2016

When training for any race, you can't expect to go out and immediately log 10 miles a day. With any length of race, whether it's a 5K, full Marathon or even more, the best way to increase mileage is to do a run/walk combination. (more...)

BWW Review: GERTRUDE - THE CRY, Theatre N16, June 14 2016
by Gary Naylor - Jun 15, 2016

Gary Naylor sees an close-up, no holds barred production of Howard Barker's sexy, sweary, sinful take on Hamlet and tries not to think of Sid James's laugh. (more...)

BWW Preview: The Palm Springs Area has a 'Cool' Summer Lineup
by Audrey Liebross - Jun 15, 2016

Coachella Valley performing arts fans who stay in town this summer will not be bored; there are many cabarets, staged readings, and full-fledged theatrical productions to keep everyone occupied. (more...)

WE WILL ROCK YOU School Edition Now Available for Licensing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Queen's hit musical WE WILL ROCK YOU, which ran for twelve record breaking years in London's West End and has been performed throughout the world to an audience of more than 16 million people is now available as a School Edition in North America. (more...)

Jazzercise CEO and Founder Judi Sheppard Missett to Attend First State of Women Summit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

On Tuesday, June 14th, Jazzercise, Inc. CEO and Founder, Judi Sheppard Missett will be attending the first ever State of Women Summit in Washington, D.C. hosted by theunitedstateofwomen.org. Judi is one of 5,000 out of over 10,000 nominated leaders in today's community who have been selected to attend the gathering to accompany female icons including Oprah Winfrey, Tina Fey, Christy Turlington and Kerry Washington. The group will convene alongside thousands of influential women in discussing important issues and action plans to continue moving forward with bridging the gap on gender inequality. Judi, who is thrilled to be in attendance with such impactful and strong women from across the globe, was chosen to attend for her role in the community for empowering and inspiring women to become business owners. 'I am delighted to be chosen to attend such a meaningful assembly with powerful women around the world, to continue to work on making an impact on opportunities for women in fitness and beyond,' states Judi. The convention features an A-list collection of organizers and supporters including President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, The White House and The White House Council on Women and Girls, the Department of State, the Department of Labor, and others. The summit aims to mark the progress made by and for women and girls both domestically and internationally, and to discuss solutions for the existing challenges that are still faced today. This important day will consist of panels and breakout sessions on topics of economic empowerment, health and wellness, educational opportunity, violence against women, entrepreneurship and innovation, and leadership and civic engagement. Experts, advocates, thought leaders, activists, community leaders, and grassroots and business leaders who work in both domestic and international arenas will gather to highlight key issues affecting women and girls and best practices to Carry On into the future. Scheduled for Tuesday evening, where you can view via LiveStream, FLOTUS will sit down with cultural icon Oprah Winfrey to address questions and have a conversation about the progress achieved for women throughout their lifetimes, and personal challenges they faced and overcame. About Judi Sheppard Missett Judi Sheppard Missett started the fitness revolution that became Jazzercise. Today-more than 45 years later-Jazzercise is one of the world's leading dance fitness companies. A seriously inspiring, award-winning, find-your-passion-and-live-it CEO, Judi runs Jazzercise, teaches classes, continually evolves the Jazzercise method, travels extensively as a guest presenter, writes as a featured blogger for Huffington Post, manages a 260-person corporate team and oversees more than 8,300+ franchisees teaching 32,000+ classes weekly worldwide. Together with her Jazzercise instructors, she has helped raise over $28 million for a wide range of charitable organizations. Judi's honors include Lifetime Achievement Awards from the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, induction into the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame, the President's Award from the Women Presidents' Organization and the Committee of 200's Entrepreneurial Champion Luminary Award. (more...)

MCM X Christopher R'burn at London Collections Men - Spring/Summer 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2016

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Scoop: THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON on NBC - Week of June 13, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 10, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, airing on NBC for the week of June 13, 2016! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Firehouse Theatre's THROUGH THEIR EYES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

THROUGH THEIR EYES is an ensemble generated performance based on a book by Raymond Goode comprised of monologues inspired by newspaper articles, media stories, and experiences shared with him first-hand from victims and bystanders. The characters confess, tell their secrets, and gain the strength to Carry On.Featuring: Kaye Gary, Morgan Howard, Erica Hughes, Jamar Jones, and Bartley Mullin. (more...)

Pamela Levy Named Princeton Ballet School Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School announced today that, after an international search, Pamela Levy has been selected as the school's director. Levy will be the fourth director in its 62-year history.  (more...)

Disney Junior to Premiere Season 4 of DOC MCSTUFFINS, 7/29
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

New stories, new characters, notable guest stars set in a magical, new world -- McStuffins Toy Hospital -- mark season four of Disney Junior's award-winning animated series DOC MCSTUFFINS, premiering FRIDAY, JULY 29 (more...)

SIGGRAPH 2016 Announces Award Winners and Highlights of 43rd Annual Computer Animation Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

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DOC MCSTUFFINS Season 4 Premiere Date Set
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

New stories, new characters, notable guest stars set in a magical, new world -- McStuffins Toy Hospital -- mark season four of Disney Junior's award-winning animated series 'Doc McStuffins,' premiering FRIDAY, JULY 29, on Disney Junior (9:00-10:00 a.m. EDT) and  Friday, July 22, on the Disney Junior App. On Saturday, August 6, the first-ever museum exhibit dedicated to 'Doc McStuffins' will open at the world's largest children's museum, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. The interactive experience, inviting kids and families to explore and learn about healthy habits, compassion and nurturing care, will travel to other venues across the country beginning in 2017. (more...)

Oren Freshour Releases AND THEY CALLED IT SWING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Oren Freshour, a Veteran, husband, father, retiree, music enthusiast, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'And They Called It Swing, Its History, The Bands, Its Legacy': a unique work that gives readers the complete history of Swing music. This work is written for the generation of people who remember when, and for the generation that can Carry On the memory of an iconic genre of music. (more...)

Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble's FIRE, SWEAT AND PASTIS Album Out Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

On Thursday, July 7, Finnish and Beninese group, Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble, will release their new album Fire, Sweat and Pastis in North America. (more...)

Scoop: THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON on NBC - Week of July 11, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jul 6, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, airing on NBC for the week of July 11, 2016! (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Today for Alliance Theatre's 48th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Tickets are on sale today for all the productions in the 2016/17 season for the Alliance Stage, Hertz Stage, Theatre for Youth and Families, and the Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young series.  The 48th season includes seven world premieres, five musicals, five productions by Atlanta playwrights, and exceptional productions for youth and families.  (more...)

COWAROBOT Introduces First-Ever Robotic Suitcase, R1, With Launch of Indiegogo Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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Tickets to bergenPAC's Classical Arts Subscription Series on Sale 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

New shows on sale this week at bergenPAC: bergenPAC Classical Arts Series. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 15, 2016 at 11AM at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

Trust Company Recruits Greg Aagaard as Market Development Officer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

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Finexio, the Smart B2B Payment Network, Raises $1 Million Seed Round Led by James R. Heistand and Loeb.nyc
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

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Original Mrs. Wormwood Lesli Margherita Will Return to MATILDA This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Lesli Margherita, Broadway's original Mrs. Wormwood, returns to MATILDA THE MUSICAL at the Shubert Theatre beginning September 6, 2016. (more...)

Kevin Welch Collaborates on New Musical WILL THE CIRCLE, Slated for Chicago Music Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Aimee Mann is working on a musical with playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly)... Edie Brickell has just collaborated with Steve Martin (Bright Star)... and now the popular Texas-by-way-of-Nashville Americana artist Kevin Welch is collaborating with a Chicago playwright (L.C. Bernadine) on a new musical called WILL THE CIRCLE, which debuts August 20th as part of this year's Chicago Music Theatre Festival at Victory Gardens Theatre. (more...)

Norah Jones to Take DAY BREAKS Tour to The VETS This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Norah Jones has announced the October 7 global release of Day Breaks (Blue Note Records), her stunning sixth solo album which is a kindred spirit to the singer's breakout debut Come Away With Me and finds the 9-time GRAMMY-winner returning to the piano and her roots. Norah has also announced Fall tour dates in North America and Europe including The VETS in Providence on December 8 at 8:00pm. (more...)

ZAP Releases Digital Single 'Air Traffic Control'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

New band ZAP has released a digital single called 'Air Traffic Control' on Steve Vai's Favored Nations label. (more...)

The pakiT Bike Announces Successful Kickstarter Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

EUGENE, Ore., Aug. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Only 1% of all Kickstarter campaigns get funded for over $100,000. Bike Friday, http://BikeFriday.com, a 24-year old Eugene OR based manufacturer of custom folding bikes hit it out of the park last year when they introduced their Haul-a-Day utility bike. The bike had the huge distinction of being super light weight at 33 pounds in a bike category that typically sees vehicles tipping the scales at 45 pounds or even more. Combined with other fantastic features and benefits, the bike earned membership in that 1% success on Kickstarter club. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Luciana's Outlook: The Summer Reflection
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Aug 22, 2016

Alas, the summer of 2016 draws to a close and I pack my bags for back to school in just a few short days. This summer has been one for the books. I learned a lot about myself, theatre, and life. If it wasn't for this production, I probably wouldn't have grasped those lessons as quickly, which is why I appreciate my friends and supporters that just tell it like it is. They know what I need to hear to get the point across. They know how to help me grow and aren't afraid to knock me down a few pegs if I get too high and mighty. (more...)

Dog Tag Brewing Signs Partnership Agreement With Pabst Brewing Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Beginning this fall, Dog Tag Brewing's "Legacy Lager" will be distributed nationally by Pabst Brewing Company. Dog Tag Brewing donates 100% of its after-tax profits to the Dog Tag Brewing Foundation, which benefits charities created or selected by Gold Star Families. (more...)

Collapse It, Pack It and Hit the Trail -- DMOS Reinvents the Shovel to Fuel Outdoor Adventures
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

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Julesworks Follies 46 WHERE ARE THEY NOW Edition Sets Date
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

?Julesworks Follies 46 Where Are They Now Edition will be on Tuesday August 16th at 7pm at Le Jean Cocteau.  Theatre, Music, Comedy, Dance, Literature and much much more from Julesworks Santa Fe's Monthly (Mostly) Variety Show, on-going for over four years. (more...)

BWW Interview: Northwest High School Welcomes New Drama Teacher Zoe Burke
by Alison Bridget Chambers - Aug 17, 2016

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EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: JAMES WILSON-TAYLOR: GINGER IS THE NEW BLACK, Underbelly, Cowgate, 12 August
by Adam Robinson - Aug 15, 2016

In a time of great diversity awareness, media discussion, and societal polarisation, James Wislon-Taylor is ready for his voice to be heard. To light the flame for his red haired revolution. Though years of bullying and historical percussion do highlight valid points throughout, Ginger is the New Black is a hilarious insight into one man's plight to end myths, and put the roaring hot 'gr' back into Ginger. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: HOT BROWN HONEY, Assembly Roxy, 12 August
by Adam Robinson - Aug 15, 2016

Each Edinburgh Fringe there are one or two shows that get it all right. They go beyond mere theatre into something with much greater value and significance. Hot Brown Honey is one such show. From the creative team behind Australian cabaret sensation Briefs, comes an all-female dynamic variety show. Ariel work, dance, poetry and song all explore the story of what is means and feels to be a woman of colour in todays society. (more...)

Klas Telecom Announces Tactical Radio Integration Solution for Harris Falcon III AN/PRC 117G, Harris Falcon III AN/PRC 152, L-3 Tactical Network Rover, Thales AN/PRC 148
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

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Voices Carry Presents World Premiere of STRINGS ATTACHED
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Voices Carry, Inc. will present the World Premiere of Strings Attached, a multidisciplinary project, involving contemporary dance, abstract puppetry, an original score, and performance art, for two weekends opening on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles in Downtown LA. The work, which has been in development for three years, is a window into the human capacity to love, with a focus on the universal feelings of grief, forgiveness, devotion, entrapment, and joy. Voices Carry, a nonprofit corporation guided by Artistic Director Madeline Leavitt, is dedicated to breaking down cultural barriers and embracing diversity through dance, theatre, and performance art.  (more...)

Egyptian Ministry of Defence Chooses Smiths Detection to Provide Advanced Aviation Security Systems
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

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Kristian Bush Pens Songs for New Musical TROUBADOUR, Coming to Atlanta This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

GRAMMY Award-winning recording artist Kristian Bush has penned a set of original songs for Janece Shaffer's new play Troubadour, which will stage its world premiere at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, January 18-February 12, 2017. (more...)

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