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BWW TV: BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE with Robert Hartwell- Birdland Edition!
by Broadway Quick Change - Sep 17, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com, the most visited theatre site on the net, presents its newest, exclusive TV series - BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE. This newly minted series follows Broadway phenom Robert Hartwell on inspirational shopping outings, then into the dressing rooms of Broadway's hottest stars, where wielding his interior design chops, and extraordinary taste, transforms their Home away from Home, from the Drab to the Fab, the Blah to the Ahhhh! In this latest episode, watch Robert transform the dressing room of one of New York City's hottest music venues- Birdland! (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company to Open 40th Anniversary Season with DETROIT, 10/10-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Philadelphia Theatre Company opens its 40th Anniversary season with the Pulitzer Prize finalist Detroit by Lisa D'Amour running October 10-November 9 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Directed by Maria Mileaf, the cast features K.O. DelMarcelle, Tom McCarthy, Genevieve Perrier, Steven Rishard, and Matteo J. Scammell. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside TIFF Photo Call for THE IMITATION GAME
by Walter McBride - Sep 17, 2014

The Toronto International Film Festival just concluded yesterday, September 14, 2014. A total of 393 films were shown, including 143 world premieres. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the photo call for THE IMITATION GAME. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' Plays Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The world premiere musical REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW... rocked Joe's Pub this past Sunday night, September 14th with a dozen numbers from the show's score performed by Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and the cast, backed by the Revolution Cellular Orchestra. (more...)

The New York Times Launches NYT Cooking Available as a New App for iPad and on the Web
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Edited by Food editor Sam Sifton, Cooking features more than 16,000 recipes from The Times archive to browse and search. Highlights include: (more...)

HARMAN and NBA Announce Groundbreaking Marketing and Merchandising Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and HARMAN Chairman, President and CEO Dinesh Paliwal made the announcement this afternoon at the HARMAN Flagship Store on Madison Avenue in New York City. (more...)

BLENDED Tops Rentrak's Movies on Demand Titles for Week Ending 9/7
by Movies News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Rentrak (RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the top ten Movies on Demand (MOD) titles based on consumer transaction rate. Movies on Demand are transactional (pay-per-purchase) films available through cable and telco providers. (more...)

EgoPo's DEATH OF A SALESMAN to Run 10/22-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

EgoPo Classic Theater's 2014-15 American Giants Festival gets underway with Arthur Miller's American classic, Death of a Salesman, running October 22-November 9 at the Latvian Society. The Philadelphia revival of this iconic play is in honor of Miller's upcoming 100th Birthday. In this production, Miller's Jewish roots are faithfully unearthed in a powerful restaging of his haunting play. Venture back to the 1940's, into the Brooklyn Home of the Loman family, to attend the Shiva of a poor working man. Willy Loman's mind opens before your eyes, as you peer in, and join him on his search for meaning. (more...)

Rentrak Announces Top Ten Digital Movie Purchases & Rentals for Week Ending August 31, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Rentrak (RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the top ten digital movie purchases and rentals based on consumer transaction rate. The report includes Internet Video on Demand (iVOD) and electronic sell-through (EST), for both Standard-Definition and Digital HD movie purchases and rentals. (more...)

Cathy Lind Hayes' THE BEAUTY, THE BANSHEE & ME to Play United Solo Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

This October, actress CATHY LIND HAYES will bring her show The Beauty, The Banshee & Me to the fifth annual United Solo Festival, the world's largest solo theatre event, for its World Premiere. Written and performed by Hayes, the show is a tribute to both the mother who raised her, and the woman who gave her up. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside TIFF's Presentation of THE IMITATION GAME
by Walter McBride - Sep 17, 2014

The Toronto International Film Festival just concluded yesterday, September 14, 2014. A total of 393 films were shown, including 143 world premieres. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the presentation for THE IMITATION GAME. (more...)

Second Annual NewWorks @ TheWorks Competition Begins 9/27
by Anna Bencivengo - Sep 17, 2014

The NewWorks@TheWorks Play Competition was established in 2013 to renew our focus on cultivating new and original theatre. Playwrights are invited to submit their scripts and a panel of local directors, actors, and designers select six plays to be a part of a staged reading series. Of those six plays, two are chosen to be fully produced as world premiers for our POTS@TheWorks 2015 - 2016 season. (more...)

CBS Teams with Georgetown Cupcake for MADAM SECRETARY Giveaway
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

In a sweet deal benefitting people of all parties, CBS and Georgetown Cupcake have aligned to provide free cupcakes on Saturday, Sept. 20 in celebration of the Network's new drama series MADAM SECRETARY, which debuts the following night. (more...)

DANCES FOR A SMALL STAGE 31 Set for Ukrainian Centre, 10/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Vancouver's favourite rule-breaker turns 31 with a dramatic new spin for the beloved Small Stage; MovEnt with Music on Main presents Dances for a Small Stage 31, running October 23 - 25, 2014 at the Ukrainian Centre on E. 10th at Main St as part of the 2014 Modulus Festival. This daringly different arrangement will synergize live dance and music, headlined by Canadian treasures - and sweethearts - composer John Oswald and choreographer Holly Small, in their first-ever joint performance on the west coast stage. (more...)

Groundworks Dance Theater Coming to the Ware Center, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

GroundWorks Dance Theater is imagination you can see! Critically celebrated as an artistically significant ensemble, GroundWorks explores the nuances of the human experience through its unique and adventurous choreography. The Northeastern Ohio-based dance group is set to bring its special brand of cultural excitement to dance lovers and novices alike to the Ware Center in a performance on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Neon Sport and with Global Fitness Bag & Luggage Launch Giveaway at Olympia Expo, This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

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Icontrol Networks Files Patent Infringement Lawsuits Against Zonoff and SecureNet Technologies for Infringing Home Automation Patents
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Icontrol Networks, a leader in connected Home technology and innovation, announced today that it has filed patent infringement complaints against Zonoff, Inc. and SecureNet Technologies in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. The complaints seek injunctive relief to stop the further sale of the infringing Zonoff and SecureNet products and systems, and damages for the infringement of Icontrol's patents. (more...)

CROSSING to Play Brush Farm House, 25-27 September
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

CROSSING commemorates the 200th anniversary of the best-known European crossing of the Blue Mountains and will be performed live at explorer Gregory Blaxland's Home, Brush Farm House, Eastwood from Thursday 25 to Saturday 27 September 2014. (more...)

Phillip Phillips to Play Van Wezel, 11/12
by Anna Bencivengo - Sep 17, 2014

Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips has announced the supporting act for his North American headline tour; the highly acclaimed Saints of Valory. Phillips will play at the Van Wezel November 12, 2014 at 8 pm. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

New York Wine Festivals to Present 2nd Annual NYC Autumn Wine Festival at the Broad Street Ballroom in Downtown Manhattan, Saturday, November 22, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

New York Wine Festivals will host its 2nd Annual NYC Autumn Wine Festival: A Celebration of Wine Downtown at the Broad Street Ballroom in lower Manhattan on Saturday, November 22, 2014. The autumn tasting will feature 200+ wines curated by Vintry Fine Wines, light fare including hors d'oeurves, cheese and cracker selections, and pasta, plus artisan food sampling tables. Guests will also enjoy live contemporary jazz performances during each session from internationally acclaimed guitarist Matt Marshak and his band. (more...)

Basetrack Live Coming to Harris Center, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Basetrack Live is a unique and ambitious theatrical collaboration between award-winning theatre company En Garde Arts and corpsmen from Marine 1/8. It explores the impact of modern warfare on soldiers, their families and communities across the U.S.A. Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom is proud to be among the few performing centers previewing this new work before it premieres on Veterans Day 2014 at the internationally renowned Brooklyn Academy of Music. (more...)

VIDEO: THE TALK's Sharon Osbourne Explains Her Twitter Rant Against U2
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

On this week's THE TALK on CBS, host Sharon Osbourne blasted U2 for making a deal with iTunes and says they're about business and not music. (more...)

Artist Rocky Vega Kicking Off the EAT Festival with Debut Solo Show TANGLED IN THE REINS.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Actress and musician ROCKY VEGA brings her powerhouse persona to the Emerging Artists Theatre Festival for her special one-night-only performance of 'Tangled in the Reins' at TADA! Theater on Wednesday, October 1st, at 7pm. (more...)

National Geographic Channel to Premiere Season 2 of THE LEGEND OF MICK DODGE, 9/30
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The man. The Mick. The legend. After entertaining audiences with his quirky lifestyle last winter, Mick Dodge returns to National Geographic Channel (NGC) on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage Special - 6 of Theatre's Hottest Costume Designers Talk Trends, Fashion & More - PRESENTED BY BERGDORF GOODMAN
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Sep 17, 2014

A very special edition of Backstage with Richard Ridge comes to you today, presented by Bergdorf Goodman. The panel features 6 of the theatre world'ss most celebrated and influential costume designers. In this special discussion, they explore current trends in costume design, as well as the impact design has on consumer fashions, and how contemporary fashion influences costume design. Click and drag to moveA New York landmark since 1901, Bergdorf Goodman represents the pinnacle of style, service and modern luxury. Located at 5th Avenue and 58th Street, it is the leading fashion authority and a singular destination for the most discerning customers from around the world. This special panel was filmed at Eric Winterling Costumes Inc., who have been making costumes for shows on Broadway and beyond for more than 20 years. Featured on the panel are Jess Goldstein, William Ivey Long, Rita Ryack, Carrie Robbins, Gregg Barnes, and David Zinn. (more...)

Russell Athletic Launches Fourth Annual 'Fight Like Dylan Award'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Russell Brands, LLC, announced today it will begin accepting entries for the fourth annual Russell Athletic 'Fight Like Dylan Award,' named in honor of Dylan Rebeor, a high school football player whose last wish was for his teammates to receive new uniforms.Through this initiative, Russell Athletic will donate apparel and equipment via a $50,000 grant to one high school team that has demonstrated determination through sports, paying tribute to Dylan's remarkable character, courage and consideration of others. This year, submissions can be made at www.fightlikedylan.org. (more...)

SOLOMON AND MARION to Run 16 October - 1 November at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

A powerful story of two injured souls searching for redemption in a fragile, post-apartheid South Africa, Solomon And Marion featuring Dame Janet Suzman and Khayalethu Anthony, opens at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 16 October - 1 November. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Turntable Returns to Orlando Shakespeare's LES MISERABLES
by Kimberly Moy - Sep 17, 2014

If you haven't heard of LES MISERABLES then you're probably living under a pop-culture rock. Since making it's English-language stage debut in 1983, this phenomenon has been thrilling audiences around the world and now in Orlando. To kick off Orlando Shakespeare's 26th Season, this mega musical packs a strong cast and an award winning score. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Leaves DFW in Stitches
by Sara Brown - Sep 17, 2014

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT makes its mark at Bass Hall from now until the 21st. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Robert Downey Jr. Stars in Courtroom Drama THE JUDGE
by Movies News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

THE JUDGE will hit theaters on In theaters October 10th. Get a first look at the new trailer below! (more...)

'RUDOLPH' Stage Adaptation to Play Dallas & Fort Worth this Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

In 1964, the beloved stop-motion animated television classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, made its network television debut, delighting audiences across the country. Fifty years later, the longest running and highest rated television special comes to life, live on stage with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (www.rudolphthemusical.com), featuring the world's most famous reindeer and a holly-jolly cast of iconic characters. Rudolph and friends, including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snow Monster, help Santa save Christmas this holiday season. (more...)

BWW Previews: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL to Visit Two DFW Theaters
by Sara Brown - Sep 17, 2014

Rudolph Soars from Screen to DFW Stage in Family-Friendly Adaptation of Highest Rated Christmas Special of All Time (more...)

Huntington to Celebrate Calderwood Pavilion's 10th Anniversary, 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

On September 29, 2014, the Huntington Theatre Company will commemorate the 10th anniversary of its Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a private rededication ceremony and celebration. The Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA is the Huntington's Home for new play development and provides a much-needed resource for the local theatre community by offering a world-class facility and services at rates subsidized by the Huntington to dozens of Boston's small and mid-sized theatre companies. (more...)

The CW Shares Official Poster Art for Season 3 of ARROW
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

With only 3 weeks left until the Season 3 premiere of the popular drama series, The CW shared new poster art on the show's official Facebook page. (more...)

Tim Hockenberry Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 10/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

After a successful run on 'America's Got Talent,' Tim Hockenberry is back Home in San Francisco making his debut at Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Saturday, October 25 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, October 26 (7 p.m.). Hockenberry will present an intimate concert of both original material and beautifully re-imagined covers. Tickets for Tim Hockenberry range in price from $25-$40 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

BULL And LIPPY To Play The Maria At The Young Vic In 2015
by Carrie Dunn - Sep 17, 2014

Two internationally acclaimed productions receive their London premieres at the Young Vic in 2015. Bull, Mike Bartlett's dark workplace comedy will run 8 January - 7 February 2015. Lippy, an exploration of a real-life Irish tragedy and a major hit at the Dublin and Edinburgh Festivals, will run 19 February - 21 March 2015. (more...)

Austin Film Festival Announces 2014 Slate
by Movies News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Austin Film Festival & Screenwriters Conference (AFF), the premier film festival recognizing writers' and filmmakers' contributions to film, television, and new media, announced today their full slate of programming for the 21st Annual Festival, this October 23-30. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Goodspped's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Cast Spoofs 'Rude'
by Stage Tube - Sep 17, 2014

The cast of Goodspped's Fiddler on the Roof, which ran from June 27th through September 12th, found time in their busy petrformance schedule to have some fun backstage. Check out their hilarious Fiddler-style spoof of Magic!'s 'Rude.' (more...)

SHN to Offer First Broadway Bobblehead Giveaway for NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

SHN has announced a first for the Broadway industry - A Bobblehead Giveaway in conjunction with the San Francisco engagement of NEWSIES, coming to the SHN Orpheum Theatre February 17 - March 15, 2015. (more...)

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries to Premiere MOST WONDERFUL MOVIES OF CHRISTMAS, 10/31
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its blockbuster annual holiday-themed programming event, MOST WONDERFUL MOVIES OF CHRISTMAS, on October 31 with 1300 hours of the most sought-after, traditional and cherished Christmas programming (more...)

June Squibb Exits DTC's DRIVING MISS DAISY; Annalee Jefferies Steps in
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Dallas Theater Center announced today that Annalee Jefferies will replace June Squibb in the theater's upcoming production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Driving Miss Daisy. Jefferies, a Texas native, returns to DTC for the first time since her performance in The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead. Squibb is leaving the production due to professional conflicts. (more...)

NBC Sports to Present Formula One at Singapore Grand Prix, 9/21
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

NBC Sports Group continues its presentation of the 2014 Formula One season “under the lights” this weekend, with comprehensive coverage of the Singapore Grand Prix across NBCSN, CNBC and NBC Sports Live Extra. Live race coverage begins Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN, (more...)

Bill Engvall Returns to Treasure Island, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Following a successful engagement earlier this year, Bill Engvall will bring his stand up comedy routine back to the Treasure Island Theatre Friday, October 24 at 9 p.m. Guests must be 16 years or older to attend. (more...)

Colin Powell & More Set for 12th Season of HBO's REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER continues its 12th season FRIDAY, SEPT. 19 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at 11:00 p.m., exclusively on HBO. (more...)

American Theatre Wing's Annual Gala Raises Record-Breaking Amount
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The American Theatre Wing announced today that its annual gala, held this past Monday evening at the Plaza Hotel, was the most successful in the organization's history, raising over $750,000 (besting the previous record, which was set in 2013, by more than $50,000). All proceeds from the evening will benefit the education and outreach programs of the American Theatre Wing, which include SpringboardNYC, the Theatre Intern Network, the National Theatre Company Grants and the Jonathan Larson Grants, and will also support free access for students, aspiring professionals, and the general public to programming on AmericanTheatreWing.org, including the long running 'Working in the Theatre' media program. (more...)

TNT Acquires Television Rights to Marvel's AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON & More
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

TNT has entered into a licensing agreement with Marvel for the next five theatrical releases from Marvel Studios. (more...)

PARTY DOWN SOUTH & More Featured in CMT's Fall Programming Lineup
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

This fall, CMT is bringing back some of its most popular shows and adding a new special event to its programming lineup. (more...)

REELZ to Air Original Series TMZ HOLLYWOOD SPORTS Weekdays in Primetime
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

REELZ today announced that one of the freshest, most respected and energizing journalism brands in the country will anchor the network's weekday primetime line up with new original series 'TMZ Hollywood Sports' which will air at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT exclusively on REELZ beginning Monday, September 29, 2014. (more...)

SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody to Play NJPAC, 11/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody, Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM and Sunday, November 2, 2014 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM Tickets available now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722). (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Celebrate 2,500th Performance with Free Concert at Daley Plaza Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Million Dollar Quartet, the longest-running Broadway musical production in Chicago's history, will celebrate its 2500th performance in Chicago on Saturday, September 20. To mark the occasion, the cast will play a free outdoor concert in Daley Plaza during the Farmer's Market on Thursday, September 18 at noon. (more...)

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