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Greenwich Teens Help Raise Funds With Second Annual Project Yellow Light Race at Grand Prix New York
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Three Greenwich brothers teamed up to spread the word on the dangers of Distracted driving. The teen trio organized the Second Annual Project Yellow Light Race at Grand Prix New York and raised $3,200 in funds to benefit the scholarship program. (more...)

OWN Announces June 2014 Highlights
by TV News Desk - May 30, 2014

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK announces JUNE 2014 programming highlights (more...)

Scoop: BAD TEACHER on CBS - Tonight, May 29, 2014
by TV Scoop - May 29, 2014

Get all the scoop on BAD TEACHER, airing on CBS tonight, May 29, 2014! (more...)

New Rep and BCAP to Stage Walt McGough's PATTERN OF LIFE, 6/14-29
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

New Repertory Theatre announces PATTERN OF LIFE by Walt McGough, June 14 through June 29, 2014 at the Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210. PATTERN OF LIFE is co- presented with Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP) and is directed by Bridget Kathleen O'Leary. (more...)

Review Roundup: Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore Star in BLENDED
by Danielle DeSisto - May 23, 2014

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore reunite in the romantic comedy 'Blended', which hits theaters today, May 23rd. (more...)

Scoop: BET ON YOUR BABY on ABC - Saturday, June 7, 2014
by - May 22, 2014

Get all the scoop on BET ON YOUR BABY, airing on ABC on Saturday, June 7, 2014! (more...)

Actors' Theatre to Present GREY GARDENS, 6/5-6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

On June 5, 2014, Actors' Theatre Grand Rapids completes its 33rd season with the opening of Grey Gardens, the musical. The show will be presented Thursday through Saturday on two consecutive weekends at GRCC Spectrum Theater, 160 Fountain Street NE, Grand Rapids, beginning on June 5, 2014 and closing on June 14, 2014. All performances begin at 8PM. A special talk back discussing the history of the Bouvier family, the focus of the musical, will follow the performance on Friday June 6th. (more...)

Research Meets Real-World: Tobii Glasses 2 Redefines Wearable Eye Tracking
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

"Our new Tobii Glasses 2 offers amazing opportunities to obtain real-world gaze data in real time, which provides great value for a wide range of users," said Tom Englund, president of Tobii Technology Analysis Solutions. "In addition to offering live viewing, we've made the technology easier to use and more affordable, which supports our mission to help more researchers use wearable eye tracking to generate new insights and discoveries." (more...)

Tobii Technology AB: Research Meets Real-World: Tobii Glasses 2 Redefines Wearable Eye Tracking
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

“Our new Tobii Glasses 2 offers amazing opportunities to obtain real-world gaze data in real time, which provides great value for a wide range of users,” said Tom Englund, president of Tobii Technology Analysis Solutions. “In addition to offering live viewing, we've made the technology easier to use and more affordable, which supports our mission to help more researchers use wearable eye tracking to generate new insights and discoveries.” (more...)

Scoop: BOB'S BURGERS on FOX - Tonight, May 19, 2014
by TV Scoop - May 19, 2014

Get all the scoop on BOB'S BURGERS, airing on FOX tonight, May 19, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: BELIEVE on NBC - Sunday, June 1, 2014
by TV Scoop - May 16, 2014

Get all the scoop on BELIEVE, airing on NBC on Sunday, June 1, 2014! (more...)

ShortStack Releases eBook that Offers Guidance for Businesses Looking to Shift their Focus Away From Facebook Likes
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

ShortStack, a do-it-yourself social campaign building platform, has released a new eBook titled "Why Every Business Needs to Stop Obsessing About Facebook Likes," which aims to help companies shift their focus away from collecting Likes on Facebook; collecting Likes has long been a main goal for businesses. In place of Likes, ShortStack is advising companies to collect useful information from fans that can be used in their marketing efforts. (more...)

DinnerTime App Released on Google Play Store
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

SAN MATEO, California, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

Melba Moore to Play Metropolitan Room, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Melba Moore will play two shows at New York's Metropolitan Room on June 20, 2014, at 7pm & 9:30pm. Price $35.00 - $115.00. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Top Notch Cast Delivers Sparkling PYGMALION
by Frank Benge - Jun 30, 2014

Doing Shaw isn't for the timid, especially for modern audiences which have become expectant of a happy ending. There's a reason why "Pygmalion" remains Shaw's most popular play which has been turned into a movie, a stage musical, and a film musical. It's a classic Cinderella story, complete with slippers… in this case, though; they're thrown rather than worn. There's even a ball - well, a couple of parties, actually. The problem is…there's no Prince Charming. This fairy tale has no happy ending. (more...)

BWW Spoiler Art!: PENNY DREADFUL Elegantly Concludes a Bloody First Season
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 30, 2014

Due to the grandness of PENNY DREADFUL's scale, going into the finale, the show's pacing and habit of ignoring characters and storylines for weeks at a time left me wondering what would actually be revealed in the Season Finale. There were so many different players in Logan's mythology that it felt like he threw so much into Season 1 that could have (should have?) been saved for subsequent seasons. (more...)

TNT to Air 19-Hour MAJOR CRIMES Marathon in Advance of Season 3 Premiere
by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

As fans of TNT's Top 10 drama Major Crimes prepare for the start of an all-new season, they will get the chance to enjoy a 19-hour marathon of the entire previous season. (more...)

Actor Fired After Confronting Anti-Gay Heckler During CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Performance; Says 'I'd Do It Again'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

As BWW previously reported, during the May 31st performance of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at Repertory East Playhouse in Santa Clarita, Calif., actor John Lacy, who was playing 'Big Daddy' in the production of the Tennessee Williams' play, jumped down from the stage and confronted a heckler who had been yelling anti-gay slurs, including the term 'fag', from the audience. (more...)

Scoop: CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP on ABC - Tuesday, July 1, 2014
by - Jun 27, 2014

Get all the scoop on CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP, airing on ABC on Tuesday, July 1, 2014! (more...)

mShopper Launches Version 4.1 of mStore Mobile Commerce Platform
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

BOULDER, Colo., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/  mShopper, a world-leading mobile commerce platform provider, today announced version 4.1 of their innovative mStore. With the addition of new user-experience improvements, universal navigation, extensive use of product imagery, custom faceted search, and more, mShopper's new mStore is set up to help online retailers drive conversions and improve sales. (more...)

Scoop: CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP on ABC - Tuesday, July 1, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jun 26, 2014

Get all the scoop on CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP, airing on ABC on Tuesday, July 1, 2014! (more...)

Theater Project Announces Young Filmmakers' Competition Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

His audience was teenaged filmmakers, all finalists in The Theater Project's first annual Young Filmmakers' Competition. Also present were the films' casts and crews, friends and families, all gathered at Cafe Mondo in Summit on June 22 for the screening and to find out who would win the Judges' Pick award.The event was also supported by the Summit Film Society. (more...)

Good2Go' Launches Cell Phone Safety Discount
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

ATLANTA, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Good2Go, specialists in offering minimum coverage auto insurance, announced that their Cell Phone Safety Discount is now available in Oregon. Customers will receive 5% off bodily injury, property damage, and collision coverage per vehicle when they install a device that blocks distracting cell phone functions such as text messaging, email, and Internet browsing. Full details are available at www.good2go.com/cell-phone-safety-discount.html. (more...)

E! to Debut Season Two of #RICHKIDS OF BEVERLY HILLS, 8/3
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Hermes, Prada and plenty of drama. Mixed (shaken, not stirred) with bottle service, selfies, and growing #instafame, that's what you can expect when E!'s hit reality series #RichKids of Beverly Hills returns for season two on August 3 (more...)

Good2Go Launches Cell Phone Safety Discount
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

ATLANTA, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Good2Go, specialists in offering minimum coverage auto insurance, announced that their Cell Phone Safety Discount is now available in Oregon. Customers will receive 5% off bodily injury, property damage, and collision coverage per vehicle when they install a device that blocks distracting cell phone functions such as text messaging, email, and Internet browsing. Full details are available at www.good2go.com/cell-phone-safety-discount.html. (more...)

Scoop: BAD TEACHER on CBS - Saturday, July 5, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jun 24, 2014

Get all the scoop on BAD TEACHER, airing on CBS on Saturday, July 5, 2014! (more...)

18 Tips for Writing the College Admissions Essay
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Many students find the college admissions essay to be the most difficult part of the college application process. The essay is an opportunity for students to improve their chances for admission by showing what makes them stand out. This is not an essay that can be banged out in a day or when a student is under a lot of stress. Given this, summer is an ideal time to get the jump on the writing. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Stunning, Moving ENTER OPHELIA, DISTRACTED, from Taffety Punk
by Andrew White - Jun 23, 2014

A fascinating blend of dance, monologue, dialogue, lights, sound effects and live music, 'Enter Ophelia, Distracted' gives you a piercingly perceptive look into the psyche of a young girl fated to lose first the love of her life, then her father, her mind, and then her life. Ophelia's fictional fate resonates strongly with women to this day, and Kim Gilbert-with the help of Choreographer Erin F. Mitchell-has plumbed her depths in ways that are intensely personal and unforgettable. The intimate confines of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop fairly burst with the passions unleashed in this piece. (more...)

Summer Stages: An Exciting Summer of Theatre in Washington, DC Lies Ahead!
by Jennifer Perry - Jun 2, 2014

A lot of exciting theatre is happening this summer in the DC area. Here are some things to check out! (more...)

AT&T Launches 'Connected Intersections' Initiative To Improve Pedestrian Safety On New York City Streets
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

NEW YORK, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Building on its national efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of texting while driving, AT&T today announced Connected Intersections, a new traffic safety initiative to spur technological solutions to improve traffic safety on New York City streets. The initiative seeks to utilize smartphone technology and wireless networks to make pedestrians, cyclists and motorists more aware of their surroundings and alert them to potential dangers. To kick-off the initiative, AT&T and NYC Media Lab released a paper drawing on research from around the country that examines smartphone distraction and impediments to traffic safety. (more...)

Scoop: THE ASSETS on ABC - Saturday, June 21, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jun 2, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE ASSETS, airing on ABC on Saturday, June 21, 2014! (more...)

Actor Fired After Escorting Homophobic Heckler from CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

During a performance of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at Repertory East Playhouse in Santa Clara, Calif., actor John Lacy, who was playing 'Big Daddy' in the production of the Tennessee Williams' play, jumped down from the stage and physically removed a heckler who had been yelling anti-gay slurs from the audience. Lacy was fired on Saturday, May 31, following the incident; fellow lead actor Anton Troy resigned in solidarity with his co-star. (more...)

AAOS Offers Tips on Cycling Safety
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

ROSEMONT, Ill., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ More than 80 million Americans enjoy cycling because it is an environmentally efficient way to travel, a great form of exercise and a fun recreational activity for families to enjoy. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SET Explores Comedy, Tragedy, and Taboo with THE GOAT OR, WHO IS SYLVIA?
by Christi Esterle - Jun 13, 2014

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Apollinaire Theatre Company to Present ˇBOCON!, 7/9-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Apollinaire Theatre Company's 11th year of offering free bilingual productions on alternating nights in English and Spanish in Chelsea's Mary O'Malley Park features 2 plays about crossing borders, fear of the Others among us, linguistic slight of hand, and finding one's voice in the chaos. (more...)

WARP SPEED Set for MITF, 8/1-10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Imagine Little Shop of Horrors in Outer Space! In the tradition of Silence: the musical, Zombie Prom, and A Very Potter Musical comes producer Benjamin Simpson's production of Warp Speed: a Sci Fi Parody Musical, premiering at the 15th Anniversary Season of the Midtown International Theatre Festival. (more...)

When Competition Goes Too Far: One in Five Respondents to International Poll on Monster Willing to Switch Jobs to Escape Workplace Rivalries
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Monster, the worldwide leader in successfully connecting job opportunities to people, asked visitors to their site the question, “Have you ever considered leaving (or left) your job because of a workplace rival?” and received over 3,300 responses. International findings included: (more...)

Good2Go' Pioneers Cell Phone Blocker Discount
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

ATLANTA, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Good2Go, specialists in offering minimum coverage auto insurance, announced that their Cell Phone Safety Discount is now available in Connecticut. Customers will receive 5% off bodily injury, property damage, and collision coverage per vehicle when they install a device that blocks distracting cell phone functions such as text messaging, email, and Internet browsing. Full details are available at www.good2go.com/cell-phone-safety-discount.html. (more...)

Xerox Scientists Share Innovations that Teach Computers to See, Think and Help Humans with their Work
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Steadily closing the gap between reality and Hollywood depictions of artificial intelligence, the annual IEEE Computer Vision/Pattern Recognition Conference set for June 23-28 in Columbus, Ohio, draws top scientists worldwide working on ways to advance computer vision, a field that empowers machines to “see” and make sense of the world, augmenting and often exceeding human capabilities. (more...)

Michael O'Keefe & More Set to Guest Star on New Season of ROYAL PAINS Premiering Today
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Michael O'Keefe ('Michael Clayton'), and actors Nick Gehlfuss ('Shameless'), Spencer Grammar ('Ironside'), Tyler Labine ('Rise of the Planet of the Apes'), Leonardo Nam ('Betas') and Brandon Quinn ('Army Wives'), will guest star in the sixth season of ROYAL PAINS (more...)

CEA Cataloguing Driver Safety Products and Services
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

"The rapidly-evolving consumer electronics industry is constantly introducing innovations that allow drivers to stay focused on their primary task, driving safely," said Dave Wilson, vice president, technology & standards, CEA. "There are a wide variety of technology solutions already on the market to minimize driver distraction, and our goal is to collect and categorize this information for our technical report. From apps that restrict cell phone use while driving to drowsiness detection devices that help avoid accidents, we want to share what the industry is doing to make the driving experience even safer." (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre's Youth Ensemble to Present MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 8/21-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre's Shake-it-up-Shakespeare Youth Ensemble brings its unique take on the classics to Much Ado About Nothing, performed on Stage II, August 21-24. (more...)

Second Season of E!'s #RICHKIDS OF BEVERLY HILLS to Premiere 8/3
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Welcome back to the famed 90210, and to new fulltime resident EJ Johnson when he relocates to Los Angeles and joins his friends in the fabuluxe zip code overflowing with sunshine, designer fashions, and plenty of plastic -- both surgical and credit card. The second season kicks off with a trip to China for the opening of an elite department store owned by Dorothy's retail mogul father. Joining Dorothy on the trip are Morgan, Brendan, Jonny, and Roxy, all growing tired of Dorothy's endless monologues about her career, her style and being financially cut-off by her parents. (more...)

'Falling Out: A Memoir: Saving a Life Should be More Fun!' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Falling Out: A Memoir: Saving a Life Should be More Fun! is a great read! The love-child of David Sedaris and Richard Price, Kenyon Oster is a dazzling lterary talent! Oster's selflessness places him on a journey that highlights positive energy, the power of forgiveness and the inner strength that lies within each of us. Rising above adversity has never been more entertaining or inspiring! (more...)

Good2Go' Launches Cell Phone Safety Discount in VA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

ATLANTA, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Good2Go, specialists in offering minimum coverage auto insurance, announced that their Cell Phone Safety Discount is now available in Virginia. Customers will receive 5% off bodily injury, property damage, and collision coverage per vehicle for installing a device that blocks distracting cell phone functions such as text messaging, email, and Internet browsing. Full details are available at www.good2go.com/cell-phone-safety-discount.html. (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...)

BWW Reviews: Two Wild Works Confuse and Excite Audiences in Circuit Theatre's THE WALK ACROSS AMERICA FOR MOTHER EARTH and WELCOME TO ARROYO'S
by Alex Lonati - Jul 15, 2014

The Circuit Theatre Company has a summer season of three shows, two of which are currently running in rep at the Oberon Theatre in Cambridge. Last night, I had the pleasure of experiencing both: The Walk Across America for Mother Earth by Taylor Mac and Welcome to Arroyo's by Kristoffer Diaz. (more...)

Oceanview Publishing Releases ELECTIVE PROCEDURES by Merry Jones
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

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BWW Reviews: Mel Brooks' THE PRODUCERS Brings Laughter to the Max at the Morgan Wixson Theater
by Shari Barrett - Jul 1, 2014

Bialystock and Bloom! Those names should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brooks' classic cult comedy film. Now as a big Broadway musical, THE PRODUCERS once again sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor. The 2001 Tony Award Winning Best Musical based on Brooks' 1968 film of the same name, has been wowing audiences around the world, and now at the Morgan Wixson Theater in Santa Monica through August 2, 2014. (more...)

Sleepy Giant and Ninja Metrics Integrate Katana Technology into fofofum Game Ops Engine
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

“Sleepy Giant is dedicated to helping developers optimize game performance and increase monetization through a comprehensive suite of backend solutions. By integrating Ninja Metrics' Katana Social Analytics technology within our fofofum ops engine, we provide developers with a one-stop solution for game management and advanced analytics. Developers can further drill down into their player base for insights through Katana technology, and take action through fofofum,” said Diego Abba, CEO of Sleepy Giant. (more...)

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