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Based on the novel Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Based on the play by Helen Jerome

Drummer to Release All-Star Tribute to Curtis Mayfield to Benefit Music Programs at Chicago Public Schools
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Detroit area drummer, songwriter, and producer Drew Schultz entered the music industry at the age of 19, performing with legendary Motown group, the Four Tops, and appearing on stage with countless iconic soul artists, including The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Martha Reeves, The Dramatics, The Miracles, The Contours, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes, and more. In 2012 he released his debut album, 'Back To Class.' (more...)

Special Photo Flashback: Remembering Polly Bergen
by Walter McBride - Sep 21, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com reported yesterday the sad news that actress, singer and stage veteran Polly Bergen died today at her home in Connecticut, at 84 of natural causes. The star was surrounded by friends and family at the time of her passing. Today, we take a look back at photos of the star, taken by BWW's Walter McBride. (more...)

Broadway Vet Polly Bergen Dies at 84
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed the sad news that actress, singer and stage veteran Polly Bergen died today at her home in Connecticut, at 84 of natural causes. The star was surrounded by friends and family at the time of her passing. (more...)

EA SPORTS FIFA 15 Demo Available Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Fans will be able to play in Anfield as Liverpool FC, FC Barcelona, Chelsea FC, Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund, SSC Napoli, Manchester City, and Boca Juniors, or as one of five unique squads in FIFA Ultimate Team. (more...)

Perfecto Mobile Raises $20 Million in Growth Equity Funding to Accelerate Cloud-Based Mobile Application Quality Services
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

"Perfecto Mobile's strong leadership and executive vision coupled with its innovative technology has enabled it to become the de facto leader in the growing $9 billion mobile app quality market," said Liron Gitig, FTV Capital partner and new Perfecto Mobile board member. "Many of the world's leading financial institutions in FTV's Global Partner Network validated the immense pain point that mobile application quality has become and confirmed the significance of Perfecto Mobile's solution and leadership position. We are excited to partner with Perfecto Mobile in this next phase of development and growth." (more...)

BWW Reviews: TAP Celebrates WHAT I WORE, Womanhood and their Wardrobes
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - May 6, 2014

To celebrate women and the love/hate relationship they contemplate with their closets, Wisconsin's Sturgeon Bay', which opens the way to beautiful Door County, and Co Artistic Directors' Robert Boles and James Valcq of Third Avenue Playhouse present the late Nora Ephron's and her sister Delia's theater experience titled Love, Loss and What I Wore. The 2009 Off Broadway premiere won two Drama Desk Awards and will be considered one of the second longest running Off Broadway productions at the Westside Theatre. How fortunate Stage Door Theatre Company gives peninsula audiences a premiere opportunity to experience this worldwide hit show to end their winter season and brighten a cold spring. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Hodges & Hodges Review JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT!
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - May 30, 2014

Hodges and Hodges were on the scene at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts for the opening night of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. 'Joseph' is part of Broadway San Jose's current season and if you haven't been to this venue to take in a show, then you're missing something special. Their current offering stars American Idol alums (and newlyweds) Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young who were announced as the leads for the 2014 tour in March. (more...)

Quicken Loans Launches Hole-In-One Sweepstakes
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

BETHESDA, Md., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Quicken Loans, in honor of its inaugural year as title sponsor of the Quicken Loans National, will reward one person $1 million if a player in the PGA TOUR event aces the 10 th hole at legendary Congressional Country Club during tournament play from June 26 June 29. An additional $25,000 will be donated to the charity of the professional golfer's choice. (more...)

FIRST DATE Vocal Selections Now Available!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Vocal Selections are now available for First Date, which features 10 songs: 'First Impressions,' 'I'd Order Love', 'The One', 'Safer', 'Something That Will Last', 'The Things I Never Said' and more. Click here to order now! (more...)

Sarah Fisher Promoted to Handle Sales and Marketing Communications at Coghlin Companies
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

WORCESTER, Mass., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Coghlin Companies, a concept to commercialization product development and manufacturing services company, announces the promotion of Sarah Fisher to lead all Sales and Marketing Communications. Fisher will be responsible for coordinating all sales and marketing efforts for Coghlin Companies and its subsidiaries, Columbia Tech and Cogmedix. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Playhouse Merced Makes a Believer With Fun, Original SHREK
by Harmony Wheeler - Mar 3, 2014

Playhouse Merced continues to prove itself with challenging material and increasingly talented casts. Having opened their season last fall with the epic Les Miserables, they now turn to the imaginative Shrek the Musical, and their new season is just around the corner with a special announcement event planned for March 22. (more...)

Oxygen's BAD GIRLS CLUB Returns 5/13
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Oxygen Media will take on the Windy City of Chicago when 'Bad Girls Club' returns on Tuesday, May 13th at 8pm ET/PT. One roof will house seven headstrong women; Alex, Alyssa, Aysia, Brit, Jada, Jonica, and Loren who are each known for their unflinching ways, but are willing to make a change to their bad girl attitudes. It's all hands on deck when their parents drop by for a weekend visit and a life coach brings on some tough love and hardline advice. At a crossroad, each girl makes the difficult decision to take a new lease on life, but there are a few bumps and stumbles along the road to redemption. (more...)

Five Corporate Financial Wellness Mistakes to Avoid
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Four Seasons Financial Education today announced five avoidable mistakes which often occur when companies first implement financial wellness initiatives. "First Impressions are everything," says company President, Travis Freeman. "Neither employees or management want to see a wellness program fail, so learn from the mistakes others have made and start strong," says Freeman. (more...)

AffiloJetPack: Review Examining Mark Ling's Program Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

AffiloJetPack, a software program that promises to offer all the articles people need to attract visitors to their site, which are also included in the cost of the product, has caught the attention of BarryRealMarketing.com's Stan Stevenson, prompting an investigative review. (more...)

Jamie Griffiths' Solo Show THE QUANT to Play the Old Red Lion, July 15-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Audience members take on the role of graduate trainee at a major financial institution in writer-performer Jamie Griffiths' solo-show at the Old Red Lion, July 15th-20th. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Spooky Action Theater Scores a Ghostly Coup with KWAIDAN
by Audrey Liebross - Jun 2, 2014

KWAIDAN (Japanese for 'ghost stories'), Spooky Action Theater's current production, is a must-see, although it is impossible to describe this mood piece. The performance plays mind-games with the attendees, making them feel like they are surrounded by spirits. (more...)

THE QUANT Comes to the Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Audience members take on roles as graduate trainees at a major financial institution in a new solo-show exploring the personal cost of a career on the trading floor. (more...)

Alvernia Professor Presents Networking Program at Temple
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Travis A. Berger, an expert in the areas of leadership, organizational development and strategy, will present “First Impressions are Lasting Impressions: Mastering the Art of Networking.” The talk, set for Tuesday, June 17 from 8-10 a.m., is part of Temple University's Enhancing Communities Learning Series. (more...)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE to Play Limelight Theatre, 7-23 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

A TIMELESS love story from one of the most widely-read writers of all time comes to Limelight Theatre this August. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY on NBC - Week of July 21, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 18, 2014

Get all the scoop on TODAY, airing on NBC for the week of July 21, 2014! (more...)

A DANCE OF DEATH to Play Finborough Theatre, Begin. 5 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre from Cerberus Theatre, the UK premiere and the English world premiere of controversial German playwright Rolf Hochhuth's Sommer 14 - A Dance of Death in a brand new translation opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 5 August 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 7 August at 7.30pm). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 1/26/2014
by BWW - Jan 26, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/26/2014 for Miami (more...)

Cyberset Assists Companies with a Host of Web Development Options
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Cyberset, a local Internet marketing company in Los Angeles, continues to cement its reputation as a leading provider of SEO-driven content and web development for growing businesses. The seasoned Internet marketing company is reporting an increased number of new accounts to begin the New Year, as area businesses look to Cyberset to enhance their online presence through an impressive range of time-tested services and techniques, including: (more...)

Theatre Poster Designer Frank Verlizzo Set for Palm Beach Dramaworks' Dramalogue Series, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

West Palm Beach's only professional multi-award-winning resident theatre, Palm Beach Dramaworks, continues its Dramalogue series--- a new initiative that explores working in the theatre --- on February 4 live onstage at The Don & Ann Brown Theatre (201 Clematis Street). Produced by Mark Perlberg and Sponsored by Nancy and Jay Parker, this new series consists of conversations and presentations spotlighting iconic theatre artists and professionals. The series runs on select Tuesdays thru April 8th, 2014. (more...)

Michael Rosenbaum's Comedy BACK IN THE DAY Hits Theaters Today
by Movies News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Michael Rosenbaum's BACK IN THE DAY, starring Morena Baccarin, Nick Swardson, Harland Williams, Sarah Colonna, Isiaiah Mustafa, Danielle Bisutti, Kristoffer Polaha, Jay R. Ferguson, Liz Carey, and Emma Caulfield hits theaters today, January 17th (ultra VOD January 7th). (more...)

MTV Airs New Ambush Prank Series JERKS WITH CAMERAS Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

MTV announced today the launch of the new half-hour comedy series “Jerks with Cameras” premiering tonight, January 16th at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT. (more...)

Panasonic Highlights Retail Technology Solutions to Enhance Operations, Reduce Shrinkage and Improve the Customer Experience at NRF2014 Expo
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

"As technologies continue to converge onto one network, 2014 will be the year that retailers truly embrace reliable end-to-end technology solutions that will connect data to customers, employees and managers to create not only a best-in-class customer experience, but also improve overall employee productivity, boost sales and reduce shrinkage," said Ed McCabe, National Sales Manager, Retail, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. "This convergence will also enable retailers to manage these technologies from a single device - like our family of fully-rugged Toughpad tablet computers." (more...)

Chris Mann, Exhibitions, Pete Pancrazi Trio and More Set for Mesa Arts Center, Feb 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

The Mesa Arts Center (MAC) has announced its February 2014 events and shows. Details below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 2/02/2014
by BWW - Feb 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/02/2014 for Miami (more...)

MOO.COM Announces Hand-delivery Service At SXSW 2014 Plus Survival Kits
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

BOSTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Need business cards for SXSW 2014? You're in luck because whether you're fueling up at Austin Java, digging at Waterloo Records, or tapping your toes at Stubb's, this year MOO brings your business cards to you, wherever you are in Austin. (more...)

Nico Vega Kicks Off Tour with Imagine Dragons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Valentines Day 2014 will be a busy one for NICO VEGA. The trio will be kicking off their tour supporting Grammy Award Winners Imagine Dragons in Los Angeles as well as releasing their new single, “I Believe,” online. (more...)

WICKED Hosts THE WICKED NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS at The Laugh Factory Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2013

Members of the National Touring Company of Wicked will host 'THE Wicked NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS,' a staged holiday performance at The Laugh Factory (3175 N. Broadway) tonight, December 8, at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Michael Rosenbaum's Comedy BACK IN THE DAY Hits Theaters 1/17
by Movies News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

Michael Rosenbaum's BACK IN THE DAY, starring Morena Baccarin, Nick Swardson, Harland Williams, Sarah Colonna, Isiaiah Mustafa, Danielle Bisutti, Kristoffer Polaha, Jay R. Ferguson, Liz Carey, and Emma Caulfield hits theaters January 17th (ultra VOD January 7th). (more...)

WICKED to Host THE WICKED NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS at The Laugh Factory, 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

Members of the National Touring Company of WICKED will host "THE WICKED NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS," a staged holiday performance at The Laugh Factory (3175 N. Broadway) Sunday, December 8, at 8:00 p.m. The event will feature the members of the company of WICKED, and net proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Chicago House. WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, celebrated its 10th anniversary on October 30, the first performance of the eight-week Chicago engagement. WICKED is currently playing the Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) through Dec. 21, 2013. (more...)

Chris Mann, Exhibitions, Pete Pancrazi Trio and More Set for Mesa Arts Center, Feb 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

The Mesa Arts Center (MAC) has announced its February 2014 events and shows. Details below! (more...)

Cast of WICKED Set for Musical Mondays at Sidetrack to Benefit BC/EFA Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

Broadway In Chicago recently announced that members of the National Touring Company of Wicked will join MUSICAL MONDAYS AT SIDETRACK (3349 N. Halsted) and celebrate with the Chicago community today, December 2 with a VIP Party/Performance from 6-8 p.m. The party will continue throughout the evening with Sidetrack Musical Mondays. The event will feature the members of the company of Wicked, and net proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Juan Pablo Galavis Talks New Season of ABC's THE BACHELOR
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 19, 2013

This week, Galavais spoke with reporters about the upcoming season of THE BACHELOR. Below, find out what his prospects are for finding his one true love on the newest installment of the dating competition! (more...)

MTV to Air New Ambush Prank Series JERKS WITH CAMERAS, 1/16
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

MTV announced today the launch of the new half-hour comedy series “Jerks with Cameras” premiering Thursday, January 16th at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Vermont - Week of 12/01/2013
by BWW - Dec 1, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/01/2013 for Vermont (more...)

Bravo Launches 24/7 Online Destination for New Dating Series THE SINGLES PROJECT
by TV News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Bravo Media launched a 24/7 online hub today for “The Singles Project,” the network's new real-time dating docu-series, which premieres on Tuesday, August 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Bravo Launches THE SINGLES PROJECT Online Hub
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Bravo Media launched a 24/7 online hub today for “The Singles Project,” the network's new real-time dating docu-series, which premieres on Tuesday, August 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The show follows a group of young, successful New York singles as they search for love. Taking interactive television to the next level, fans will be able to engage with cast members like never before, and have the power to potentially affect how scenarios play out on the show. (more...)

Fluidity Studio Barre Makes Commercial Debut
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

It's no secret that as more women (and men!) lift, tone and tuck at their local barre studio, it's traditional fitness facilities who feel the burn. The Fluidity Studio Barre debuts just in time to give those fitness facilities a big advantage - in a product so functional and beautifully designed, it's already being described by industry insiders as a 'piece of art.' (more...)

BWW Interviews: Costume Designer Katherine Snider Talks PETE N' KEELY
by Katricia Lang - Aug 25, 2014

I got the chance to talk to Costume Designer Katherine Snider, the woman who helped put the glitz in Stages Repertory Theatre's glitzy and fun production of PETE N' KEELY. (more...)

MOTOWN the MUSICAL is a Huge Hit: Now thru Sep 28!
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Aug 23, 2014

Hodges & Hodges grooved their way down to the Orpheum Theatre to dance the night away at MOTOWN the Musical! The hit record company defined the sound of the sixties and seventies, breaking down racial barriers with a signature soul/pop sound that cut across the black/white divide at a time when segregation was still the law of the land. Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder and the Temptations were just a few of the artists that made up the hit parade at Motown. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Robert Clohessy!
by Ken Womble - Aug 22, 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 Robert Clohessy! (more...)

Mulberry Cottages Launches a Redesigned Website
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

There's an old adage that says First Impressions make lasting impressions and representatives with Mulberry Cottages say their redesigned website not only makes a lasting impression, but an unforgettable one. (more...)

Small Business Owners Turn to Productivity Software to Help Meet Skyrocketing Customer Expectations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The customer survey of 150 individuals examined customer expectations of SMBs. Ninety four percent of customers report making an extra effort to shop at small and local businesses. Customers are especially selective about a company's online presence, response time and overall professionalism. According to the results, consumers are nine times more likely to choose a business that uses a domain-based email address, with more than half of them (65 percent) noting the importance of a modern website for First Impressions. Fifty three percent expect a response from a business within four hours of sending an email, with 25 percent of respondents expecting a response within one hour. (more...)

David Watters Releases 'Stitches in Time'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

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World Premiere of PRIDE & PREJUDICE, BILLY ELLIOT and More Make Up La Mirada Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts and Mc Coy Rigby Entertainment are thrilled to announce their most "practically perfect" 2014- 2015 season of shows! Beginning with David Lindsay-Abaire's Tony Award-winning Good People; followed by our favorite Sister returning in Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls The Dice; then three extraordinary musical experiences beginning with the 10-time Tony Award-winning Billy Elliot; the World Premiere engagement of Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice: A Musical; and finally the high-flying, Tony Award-Winning, Mary Poppins! This extraordinary season also includes the bonus options of its third "Onstage Series" production of a "brand new" Los Angeles premiere production of Carrie The Musical; also six-time Grammy award-winning superstar Amy Grant and the powerhouse dancing of Ballroom With A Twist - add it all up, and it's La Mirada Theatre/McCoy Rigby's, without a doubt, must-see, most exciting season of shows ever! (more...)

Natural Home Rugs Launches Its Newly Redesigned Website
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

There's an old adage that says First Impressions make lasting impressions, and representatives with Natural Home Rugs say their newly redesigned website not only makes a lasting impression, but an unforgettable one. (more...)

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