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Cast Announced for BIG RIVER at The Lone Tree Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Tony-Nominated Director Randal Myler and multi-talented Music Director Dan Wheetman return to Lone Tree Arts Center (LTAC) to create a new vision for Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn after setting the bar high with Hank Williams: Lost Highway last spring and John Denver Holiday Concert in 2012. Returning to the roots of Mark Twain's classic American folktale, this production of Big River focuses on the talent and voices of the cast as they each become storytellers. (more...)

HAMLET Closes this Weekend at USC's Drayton Hall Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Theatre South Carolina will conclude its 2013-14 season with a production of Shakespeare's haunting tale of revenge and madness, Hamlet, April 18-26 at Drayton Hall Theatre. (more...)

Garden Theatre Announces 2014 Summer Movie Series
by Movies News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The Garden Theatre is pleased to announce the 2014 Summer Movie Series, running from June 12 through August 22 at the Garden Theatre (160 West Plant Street). (more...)

CELTIC THUNDER to Perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

International singing sensation Celtic Thunder will bring their North American Symphony Tour to Heinz Hall to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on December 9 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Edward Watts to Join Cast of Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Edward Watts (Scandalous on Broadway; Superman in It's a Bird..Plane..It's Superman at Encores!), has signed on to join the cast of THE FANTASTICKS, for two weeks only, right before its 56th anniversary on May 3, producers Al Parinello and Catherine Russell have announced. Mr. Watts will begin performances on Monday, April 28th and continue on in the role until Monday, May 5. (more...)

Opera Colorado Announces Upcoming Productions - MADAMA BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Opera Colorado announced today that it will present Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly(November 2014), W.A. Mozart's The Magic Flute (May 2015), Giuseppe Verdi's Aida (November 2015), and the world premiere of Lori Laitman's The Scarlet Letter (May 2016) starring Elizabeth Futral as Hester Prynne. A vital presence in Denver's cultural ecology, Opera Colorado is the Rocky Mountain region's preeminent grand opera company. The Opera's programming includes mainstage productions, artist development initiatives, and education and community engagement programming. (more...)

CC Media Holdings, Inc. Reports Results for 2014 First Quarter
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

“We continued to make progress this quarter in advancing our strategy of providing customized, multi-platform market solutions that nobody else can,” Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bob Pittman said. “In keeping with our promise to be everywhere our listeners want to find us, our Media+Entertainment business continued to build strong partnerships – making iHeartRadio available on Amazon Fire TV, Apple's Car Play and the Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch. Our growing events business, which is extending the iHeartRadio brand across an increasing number of media platforms, successfully staged the first-ever iHeartRadio Country Music Festival in Austin. Another newcomer to our events line-up, the iHeartRadio Music Awards, will be televised live from Los Angeles on NBC on May 1. At Outdoor, we launched 'Connect,' the first global out-of-home mobile interactive advertising platform that enables customers to access interactive content via their smartphones. We are also enhancing our Americas Outdoor national sales capabilities and optimizing our global digital footprint.” (more...)

An American Tradition On PBS For 25 Years: The NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT Live From The U.S. Capitol
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ PBS's NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT, the iconic event that has become a national tradition, will mark its 25 th anniversary with a special tribute to our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country.  Live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the inspiring night of remembrance will offer veterans from Afghanistan the grateful thanks of our nation, commemorate the 70 th anniversary of World War II's D-Day invasion on the beaches of Normandy, and look back at the stories of service and sacrifice featured throughout the years during the annual concert. (more...)

Moms Have the World's Toughest Job - You Might Want to Make Her a Card This Mother's Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

CLEVELAND, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ A mother's impact is endless, and so is her job description. Cardstore, the popular custom greeting card website from American Greetings, wanted to show this with the release of their Mother's Day video last week. Moms have the world's toughest job - they take care of practically everything - and they deserve to be recognized for it. With Mother's Day just around the corner, Cardstore encourages everyone to acknowledge all the special moms in their life this year with a perfectly personalized card. (more...)

Adyen Mobile Payment Index Shows Continued Growth in M-Commerce With 70% of Merchants Transacting Via the Mobile Web
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Adyen, the global provider of international and omni-channel payment solutions, today announced findings from its fourth Adyen Mobile Payments Index covering the period of January through March 2014. The Index shows mobile web payments accounted for 20.2% of all payment transactions on Adyen's network worldwide in March – more than 66% higher than March 2013. Of that 20.2%, smartphones accounted for 10.9% of all payment transactions while tablets generated 9.3% of total transactions. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre's I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE to Run 4/29-6/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Walnut Street Theatre's 2013-2014 Independence Studio on 3 season concludes with a musical fit for the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE. Written by Joe DiPietro, with music by Jimmy Roberts, and directed by Christopher Sutton, the production begins with previews on April 29th, opens May 1st and continues through June 29th in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3. (more...)

FROZEN Soundtrack Earns Biggest Sales Week Yet; Holds Steady at No. 1
by Movies News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The soundtrack to Disney's FROZEN continues its epic journey, earning its biggest sales week thus far and holding at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the non-consecutive 11th week (more...)

ROSE AND THE RIME Makes Miami Debut Tonight at the Arsht Center; Runs thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The creators of the sold-out hit, Death and Harry Houdini, and last season's Holiday favorite, The Nutcracker, A Magical New Play, bring you this modern version of The House's favorite myth - a reminder that anything powerful enough to fulfill your dreams is powerful enough to destroy them (more...)

Zooey Deschanel & More Set for Dark Comedy THE DRIFTLESS AREA
by Movies News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Adapted from award-winning author Tom Drury's novel of the same title, "The Driftless Area" will be directed by Zachary Sluser, who co-wrote the screenplay with Drury. (more...)

Broadway's Linda Eder to Perform at Ford Amphitheatre, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Chris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret present award-winning Broadway star Linda Eder for one show only on Monday, June 9 at 8pm at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. The evening will include selections from Eder's 15 solo recordings which span countless musical genres including Broadway, standards, pop, country, and jazz. Eder will also welcome fellow Broadway star Constantine Maroulis and America's first Mashup Group, the COMPANY MEN, as her special guests. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Flash: Audra McDonald Gets Hirschfeld Treatment for LADY DAY Opening Night Gift!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

'Lady Day' Producer Jeffrey Richards and actor Will Swenson (wowing audiences as 'Javert' in the Broadway revival of 'Les Miserables') were sad because the late great Al Hirschfeld was not here to draw Swenson's wife, Broadway superstar Audra McDonald, in her title role in 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill.' But wait! In stepped Margo Feiden, gallerist to the stars, and exclusive rep for Al Hirschfeld's work. (more...)

Memorial for Goodman Theatre Lighting Designer Robert Christen Set for May 13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

On May 13, Goodman Theatre celebrates the life and creative contributions of Robert (Bob) Christen, its longtime Resident Lighting Designer and one of the most prolific live performance designers in the country, who passed away last month at age 64. (more...)

Theatre Pro Rata's TWELFTH NIGHT to Open 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

On June 6th, 2014 Theatre Pro Rata will open Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, performing in Twin Cities metro area parks. (more...)

LA Weight Loss Helps You Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Lose Weight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Cinco de Mayo - a Holiday honoring Mexican culture and heritage, celebrated on and translating to, 'the fifth of May' - is observed in southwestern American states and parts of Mexico on May 5 every year, but is a great opportunity for a party in any part of the country. Unfortunately, many American interpretations of Mexican-flavored favorites are high in calories and can derail weight-loss efforts. This is no reason to hang up that sombrero; check out these inspiring suggestions from the LA Weight Loss Good Grilling cookbook. Such sizzling recipes will make any Cinco de Mayo celebration mucho caliente. (more...)

Vector Marketing Corporation Presents 'Inner Circle' Award at Midwest Region Banquet
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Even though January marks the end of the Holiday season, it is an exciting month at Vector Marketing Corporation; it is the time when the company holds its Annual Awards Banquet in each of its six regions throughout the country. The purpose of the banquets is to honor the accomplishments of the company's most outstanding sales professionals during the previous year. Among the 2013 honorees in the Midwest Region were fourteen sales representatives and managers who received the prestigious Inner Circle Award. More than 400 hundred sales representatives, managers, friends and family gathered to honor these outstanding individuals, as well as other award recipients, on January 24 at the Renaissance Center in Detroit. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - WE tv's New Scripted Series THE DIVIDE, Premiering Tonight!
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The series premieres tonight, April 22nd. Check out the trailer below! (more...)

Barneys New York Releases New App For iPad Integrating Improved Shopping Functionalty And Exclusive Content
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Barneys New York announces today the release of its iPad App, creating a new way for customers to shop and engage with Barneys.com. The unique, userfriendly interface will now allow users to experience the shopping functionality found on Barneys.com seamlessly integrated with relevant and exclusive content, providing background and insight into purchases. New functions on the App include a Personal Shopping scheduling tool, the first of its kind for a luxury retailer. Created in partnership with mobile development and design firm Fueled, the App is now available for complimentary download through the Apple iTunes store. (more...)

VIDEO TIME MACHINE Now Available on iOS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Shout! Factory, a leading multi-platform entertainment company announced today the release of the free version of the hugely popular VIDEO TIME MACHINE, the iOS application originally launched in 2011 for pop culture aficionados, news junkies and budding scholars: VIDEO TIME MACHINE Free Edition. And it's now available for download on iTunes. (more...)

Original GOOD WIFE Tops Sunday in Viewers and All Weekly Cable Programs
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

CBS continued its post-Olympic winning streak, placing first in viewers for the seventh consecutive week and first in adults 25-54 for the fifth consecutive week, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the Holiday week ending April 20, Week 30 of the 2013-2014 television season. (more...)

Roxy Regional Theatre to Reveal 32nd Season at HAPPENIN' AT THE HOLLEMANS, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Shhh! It's a secret ... until 'Happenin' at the Hollemans,' that is. The Roxy Regional Theatre will unveil its highly-anticipated 32nd season on Monday, May 5, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. (more...)

Cleveland POPS to Present A TRIBUTE TO NASA: TO REACH THE UNREACHABLE STARS, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The Cleveland POPS Orchestra with conductor Carl Topilow and Cleveland-based NASA Glenn Research Center are collaborating in a music and video celebration of the remarkable spirit of exploration and discovery of the men and women of NASA. The concert titled 'A Tribute to NASA' and subtitled 'To Reach the Unreachable Stars,' will be performed at Severance Hall at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014. (more...)

Technology Training Corporation Announces an All New Symposium On: "Next Generation Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR)"
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Featuring over 20 Leading Experts from: OUSD/AT&L, DUSD-I, ONI, USAF/HQ, USMC, Army G2, JCS, NGA, AGC, AFRL, COMUSNAVSO/C4F, AF/A2, NPS, Boeing, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Harris Corporation, Sierra Nevada, Netspective Communications, Persistent Surveillance Systems, CSIS and Kitware. (more...)

Rooftop Films Announces 2014 Summer Lineup, Featuring Sneak Previews, Premieres and More, Beg. 5/16
by Movies News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Rooftop Films has announced the feature film lineup for the 18th Annual Rooftop Films Summer Series presented by Industry City. (more...)

Hauschka, Arias & Ratzke, Lily & Madeleine, Reverend Billy, Julia Haltigan and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming performances, running tomorrow, April 23 through May 4, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Hank Cochran, Ronnie Milsap & Mac Wiseman Become Members of Country Music Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The Country Music Association announced today that Hank Cochran, Ronnie Milsap, and Mac Wiseman will become the newest members of the revered Country Music Hall of Fame. (more...)

Rick Springfield to Launch Australian Tour in October
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Australia's Rick Springfield, the Grammy award-winning musician, actor and New York Times best selling author is returning to rock Oz in October, with a national tour opening in Perth on 7 October. (more...)

Adobe Report Shows Continued Facebook Ad Business Growth; Dip in Revenue per Visit for Twitter
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Leveraging its unparalleled data set, Adobe's Social Media Intelligence Report is the industry's most comprehensive analysis and is based on 260 billion Facebook ad impressions, 226 billion Facebook post impressions, 17 billion referred visits from social networking sites, and seven billion brand post interactions including comments, likes and shares. Paid social data is derived from aggregated Adobe Marketing Cloud data. (more...)

Kwame Kwei-Armah's LET THERE BE LOVE to be Featured in A.C.T.'s 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

A.C.T. kicks off its 2014-15 season with the West Coast premiere of the Signature Theatre production of Old Hats (September 10-October 5, 2014), starring Tony Award winners Bill Irwin and David Shiner. Using music, technology, and movement - plus a few other tricks up their sleeves - Old Hats combines the inimitable magic, slapstick and hilarity of Irwin and Shiner into a wild and remarkable outing of theater for generations old and new. Directed by Tina Landau, Old Hats was the recipient of the 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Alternative Theatrical Experience and the 2013 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revue. Old Hats marks the first collaboration for Irwin and Shiner since the smash Broadway hit Fool Moon, which set A.C.T. box office records during its sold-out 1998 run and their return engagement in 2001. Press night for Old Hats will be on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (more...)

Naked Girls Reading to Present CAKE OR DEATH, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

On Wednesday May 21st, New York's 'Best Story Hour' (The Village Voice Best of NY) attempts to solve history's greatest dilemma, as Naked Girls Reading presents CAKE VS DEATH. It's marzipan versus murder, frosting versus the final rest, and the Grim Reaper versus ganache. Angel food goes head-to-head with the Dark Angel in this, the epic literary battle for the ages! (more...)

It's a Pretzel Party: Philly Pretzel Factory Celebrates National Pretzel Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Whoever said there is 'no such thing as a free lunch' will eat their words on Saturday, April 26th when Philly Pretzel Factory gives away a free pretzel to every single guest who enters one of the 135 franchised stores in celebration of National Pretzel Day. (more...)

PIPPIN, NEWSIES, CHICAGO & More Set for National Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The National Theatre announces its 2014-15 season, which includes four Washington, D.C., premieres. The coming season's Broadway at the National features Tony® Award-winners Pippin and Newsies, both of which will play multiple-week engagements, as well asDirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage, which begins its North American tour in the nation's capital. (more...)

Hollywood Arts Council's 28th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon to Honor Richard M. Sherman, Open Fist Theatre and More, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The Hollywood Arts Council's 28th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon, benefiting the Council's arts programs for underserved children in the community, will be held on April 25, 2014. Emceed by ABC7 Television's George Pennacchio, the luncheon will take place in the Blossom Room in the Hollywoof Roosevelt Hotel. Arrivals will happen between 11:15am and 12:00noon, at which time the event begins. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson, Alexandra Silber and More Star in San Francisco Symphony's New Live Recording of WEST SIDE STORY; Set for Digital Release 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) will release a new live recording of the first-ever concert performances of Leonard Bernstein's complete score for the musical West Side Story featuring a stellar Broadway cast including Cheyenne Jackson and Alexandra Silber, and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, on June 10, 2014. (more...)

Idris Elba Welcomes Birth of First Son on Twitter
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Idris Elba, who starred in Off-Broadway's Troilus & Cressida in 2001, turned to Twitter to announce the birth of his first son with girlfriend Naiyana Garth. (more...)

2014 CAPA Summer Movie Series to Feature THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE, ROMAN HOLIDAY & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The CAPA Summer Movie Series, the longest-running classic film series in America, celebrates its 44th anniversary in 2014 with an impressive assembly of classics, cult favorites, and beloved films. The 2014 series, made possible through the generous support of PNC, will run June 6-August 10 at the historic Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.), featuring 28 films over nine weeks (no films scheduled the week of the Fourth of July Holiday). (more...)

Following a Stellar Rebrand and a Significant Expansion in Product Offerings, Adaptive Insights Is Named a 'Best Place to Work' in the Bay Area
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

PALO ALTO, CA - Adaptive Insights, the worldwide leader in cloud-based business analytics solutions for companies and nonprofits of all sizes, today announced it was named as a Best Place to Work in the Bay Area. Adaptive Insights, with its headquarters in Palo Alto, is highly ranked for its strong growth, market leadership, and unique focus on collaboration, team development, and customer success. (more...)

VERONIC VOICES Returns to Bally's Las Vegas, Launches New Fundraising Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Vocal impressionist Veronic DiCaire will resume her residency at Bally's Las Vegas with the launch of "Lend Your Voice," a monthly awareness-building and fundraising effort for selected local nonprofits. Each month, Veronic will partner with a worthy cause and encourage audience donations by providing information on each of their missions during her performances at the Jubilee Theater. (more...)

Fox Theatre Announces 2014-2015 U.S. Bank Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2014

The Fabulous Fox Theatre has announced its stellar 2014-2015 U.S. Bank Broadway Series, featuring the smash hit KINKY BOOTS, winner of six 2013 Tony Awards® including Best Musical. Of the six season ticket package shows, four of them will make their Fox Theatre and St. Louis debuts. Fox Theatre audiences can look forward to the unforgettable songs and sensual dancing featured in DIRTY DANCING - The Classic Story On Stage; the American dream story behind the hits in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL; Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA; the enchanting revival of Rogers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA; and the hilarious stage production of A CHRISTMAS STORY. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company's 2014-2015 Season to Include New Programs
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company announces its 2014-2015 season, including two musicals, a world premiere of a new play, a Utah premiere of a comedy, and the first offering of a brand-new musical concert event. (more...)

Harbor Lights Theater Offers Mother's Day Special for DRIVING MISS DAISY, Running 5/9-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Harbor Lights Theater Company, led by Executive Artistic Director Tamara Jenkins, Co-Artistic Director Jay Montgomery, and Associate Producer Beth Gittleman, announces that special preparations are being made for the Mother's Day performances of Driving Miss Daisy, running May 9th through the 18th at the Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marc Kudisch & Jeffry Denman Play 54 Below!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 18, 2014

54 BELOW just featured two of Broadway's favorite leading men: three-time Tony Award® nominee Marc Kudisch (9 to 5, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Jeffry Denman (White Christmas, The Producers) for one night only. Check out photos from their concert below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 12 - April 18
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 18, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a look at the opening night curtain calls for LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, and OF MICE AND MEN - plus a peek into the festivities at this year's Olivier Awards and a look at the cast of WATER BY THE SPOONFUL in action! (more...)

Fitness Tip of the Day: Eat Healthy on Easter
by Christina Mancuso - Apr 18, 2014

It never fails. The moment you finally shed the pounds from one Holiday, another one is right around the corner. Easter is tricky because it's so close to summer (bikini season!), so you have to be extra careful not to overindulge. Keep these tips in mind to survive the Holiday: (more...)

Skirball Cultural Center Announces 2014 Sunset Concerts, Free Community Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Skirball Cultural Center announces the line-up for its eighteenth annual free Sunset Concerts. Circumnavigating the globe from the Americas to Africa, the 2014 season features a dynamic mix of traditions and styles. The schedule is as follows: the California debut of Noura Mint Seymali (July 24); the California debut of Conjunto Chappotin y Sus Estrellas (July 31); The Haden Triplets (August 7); Flaco Jimenez and Max Baca & Los Texmaniacs (August 14); Yiddish Tango Club (August 21); and Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys (August 28). (more...)

ABC Family Picks Up Supernatural Pilot STITCHERS
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC Family has added STITCHERS, a paranormal drama, to its current drama slate. (more...)

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