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LA Chamber Orchestra Announces 2014-15 Season; Jeffrey Kahane Named Music Director Laureate
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Esteemed and much beloved Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Music Director Jeffrey Kahane will be named Music Director Laureate at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season when he steps down from the Orchestra's artistic helm in three years following an unprecedented 20-year tenure, announced LACO President K. Eugene Shutler. Kahane will become the first Music Director Laureate in the Orchestra's history when he assumes the newly established post in recognition of his great contributions to the Orchestra. (more...)

National Youth Orchestra of the USA Goes Coast-to-Coast on U.S. Tour, 7/20-8/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

This summer, the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA), featuring 120 outstanding young musicians from across the country, will come together for a second annual year of extraordinary music-making. (more...)

Dundalk Community Theatre to Present LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, 5/2-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Dundalk Community Theatre concludes its 40th Anniversary season with the modern family Tony© Award winning musical La Cage Aux Folles. The show is directed by Tom Colonna, choreographed by Tom Wyatt and features local favorites Edward J. Peters (as Albin) and Jeff Burch (as Georges). The show runs from May 2 to May 11. Individual tickets are $23 for adults, $20 for senior adults and $15 for students/DCT Actors/Children 12 and under. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes With Walnut Street Theatre's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2014

Walnut Street Theatre concludes its landmark 205th season with an all-new production of Broadway's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. Directed by Casey Hushion, with choreography by Michele Lynch, this musical extravaganza begins previews on May 13th, opens on May 21st and runs through July 13th on the WST Mainstage. Scroll down to see a behind the scenes look at the production! (more...)

SFCM, Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Sonoma State's Green Music Center Launch THE NATIONAL BRASS ENSEMBLE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM), Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Sonoma State University's Green Music Center today announced The National Brass Ensemble Project, a partnership formed to present a newly created group, the National Brass Ensemble, in a week-long residency taking place June 9 - 14, 2014 in Rohnert Park and San Rafael, California. The Ensemble, a singular collection of musicians from across the United States, features 24 leading brass players and two percussionists from the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland, Detroit Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia and San Francisco Symphony orchestras. (more...)

Jeffrey Martin, MD To Address Colleagues During American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery Symposium in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Leading cataract surgeon Jeffrey Martin, MD has been selected by Abbott Medical Optics (AMO) to join industry experts on Saturday, April 26th in discussing the latest breakthroughs in laser cataract surgery at an exclusive meeting in Boston during the 2014 American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS). (more...)

Safeguard Scientifics Announces First Quarter 2014 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

“Safeguard continues to create shareholder value through a disciplined execution of our strategic business model,” said Stephen T. Zarrilli, President and CEO at Safeguard. “During the quarter, we led a $17 million Series B financing for InfoBionic, an emerging digital health company headquartered in Massachusetts. Subsequent to the quarter, Safeguard sold its ownership stake in Sotera Wireless for $4.2 million in cash proceeds, representing a 1.5x cash-on-cash return for Safeguard. Our momentum remains strong and opportunities abound for additional M&A and value creation events in the future.” (more...)

Nordstrom Rack Opens New Store In Albuquerque
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. announced plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at Winrock Town Center in Albuquerque, N.M. The approximately 33,500-square-foot store is scheduled to open in fall 2015. The new Nordstrom Rack will be the company's first retail location in New Mexico. (more...)

Scoop: THE ORIGINALS on THE CW - Monday, May 12, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 24, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE ORIGINALS, airing on THE CW on Monday, May 12, 2014! (more...)

Janet Jaymes Releases CONVERSATION PIECES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

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Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Main Street Theater's HEARTBREAK HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Main Street Theater presents George Bernard Shaw's bracing farce, HEARTBREAK HOUSE. With previews May 3, 4, and 7, Heartbreak House opens May 8 and runs through June 1 at Main Street Theater - Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

New Book 'Chubby Wubbles' Shows Importance of Caring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Author M.J. Abrams was inspired to write his new children's picture book, 'Chubby Wubbles' (published by Trafford Publishing), after taking care of his son's pet ferret. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tommy Tune Plays Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 23, 2014

Tommy Tune, the nine-time Tony Award-winning singer/actor/dancer, will make his Cafe Carlyle debut with More Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales, through May 3. The show features Musical Director Michael Biagi on piano. BroadwayWord brings you photos from his concert below! (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...)

Ryan Silverman, Robert Joy and More Will Join Erin Davie and Emily Padgett in SIDE SHOW at Kennedy Center; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced complete casting for its production of Side Show that runs in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater from June 14 to July 13, 2014. Side Show features book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Henry Krieger, and is directed by Academy Award winner Bill Condon. Sam Davis will serve as musical director and arranger and will conduct the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. The Kennedy Center production of Side Show is produced in association with La Jolla Playhouse. Press opening night is Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

AN ACT OF GOD Heading to Broadway in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Producer Jeffrey Finn (Seminar, The Realistic Joneses) announced today An Act of God, the stage adaptation of The Last Testament: A Memoir By God, is headed to Broadway. The new Broadway comedy is based on the critically acclaimed book, which was written by God and scribed by David Javerbaum, an 11-time Emmy Award winner for his work as a head writer and executive producer for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart". (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...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Cast Recording Breaks into Billboard Top 200
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Bridges of Madison County, the original Broadway cast recording of the new romantic musical from Ghostlight Records has debuted as the #1 Cast Recording on the Billboard chart and hit #53 on the Billboard Overall Digital Albums chart. It also broke into the Billboard Top 200 albums chart - a rarity for a musical theater album - at #184. (more...)

Scoop: MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D on ABC - Tuesday, May 6, 2014
by - Apr 23, 2014

Get all the scoop on MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D, airing on ABC on Tuesday, May 6, 2014! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Jeffrey Tambor Guests on Next THE MILLERS
by - Apr 23, 2014

On the next episode of CBS's THE MILLERS titled 'Tomlandia,' when Nathan pitches a children's show to his boss, Ed Dolan, based on Tom's imaginary comic book, Tom has an adverse reaction to the tweaks made to his cherished world. (more...)

Orchestra of St. Luke Sets 40th Anniversary Season with Shows at Carnegie Hall & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

In the 2014/2015 season, Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL) celebrates 40 years since a group of astounding musicians first performed at The Church of St. Luke in the Fields. OSL's concerts and programs show that the values held since the orchestra's earliest days-flexibility, a collaborative spirit, commitment to the community, and commensurate artistry-continue to distinguish OSL and propel it forward. (more...)

ALL THE WAY Welcomes Class Presidents From NYC Public High Schools
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Producers of All The Way have announced that they have invited a group of over fifty student class presidents from New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) public high schools to be their guests for the matinee performance on Wednesday, April 30th. Following the show, the students will enjoy a talkback with cast members, including Bryan Cranston, currently starring as America's 36th President, Lyndon Johnson. The talkback will discuss issues of leadership, presidential power, and the how the play's depiction of the politics of the 1960s resonates today. This event is in partnership with the NYCDOE Office of Arts and Special Projects. (more...)

2014 Drama League Award Nominations Announced - Shows, Stars & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 23, 2014

Co-Hosts Judith Light and Christopher Sieber announced the nominations for the 2014 Drama League Awards, including Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The 2014 Drama League Nomination announcement begins the month of celebrations leading up to the 80th Annual Drama League Awards, which will be held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) on Friday, May 16, 2014 at noon hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH's Opening Night Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Apr 23, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris officially returned to Broadway last night at the Belasco Theatre, in the new production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the musical with book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, directed byMichael Mayer and featuring Lena Hall. BroadwayWorld was on hand for all of the evening's festivities, and you can check out photos from the star-studded theatre arrivals below! (more...)

Accenture Introduces Predictive Health Intelligence Solutions to Help Life Sciences Companies Improve Patient and Economic Outcomes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Accenture's Predictive Health Intelligence enables life sciences companies to identify, aggregate and analyze data from disparate entities, including patients, payers, providers, governments, pharmaceutical and medical devices companies. This data-driven approach can help life sciences companies leverage better insights for determining which combination of services and treatments improve patient outcomes as well as the quality and affordability of health care. (more...)

Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis Announces Plans for Elvis Week 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Elvis Presley's Graceland has announced an exciting preliminary lineup of events for Elvis Week 2014 to be held at Graceland in Memphis. (more...)

Black Lotus Threat Report Predicts New DrDoS Attacks in Excess of 800 Gbps in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - While the network time protocol (NTP) DrDoS threats that became prevalent in early 2014 have been contained, new distributed reflected denial of service threats will lead to attacks in excess of 800 Gbps during the next 12 to 18 months. That prediction is according to the 'Q1 2014 Threat Report' issued today by Black Lotus, a leader in availability security and provider of distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection. Black Lotus compiles its quarterly threat reports by drawing on data from its network logs and analyzing the results for trends in attack size, duration, method, source and other characteristics. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE TEMPEST at Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by Evan Henerson - Apr 22, 2014

Feats of magic are at an end, resolutions have been made and Ferdinand and Miranda are bound for a world far braver and newer than what they've experienced on this magical island. That's when Jeffrey King, as Antonio, turns to face his brother Prospero whose Dukedom Antonio usurped lo those many years ago. Prospero has forgiven him, and what does Antonio do? (more...)

Photo Coverage: Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Honors Meryl Streep with 14th Annual Monte Cristo Award
by Walter McBride - Apr 22, 2014

Meryl Streep was honored with the 14th-Annual Monte Cristo Award at Edison Ballroom last night, presented by the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the celebration below! (more...)

John Rubinstein Joins LA Chamber Orchestra for Westside Connections,
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Prolific film, stage and television actor, director and composer John Rubinstein, a native Angeleno and son of legendary pianist Arthur Rubinstein, appears with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) Music Director and pianist Jeffrey Kahane, LACO principals and special guest pianist Christopher O'Riley to explore personal and musical legacies at Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's (LACO) WESTSIDE CONNECTIONS chamber music series on Thursday, May 15, 2014, 7:30 pm, at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Rubinstein created the role of Bob Fosse's Pippin on Broadway and received a Tony Award for Children of a Lesser God, and O'Riley is a versatile pianist as well as host of the popular NPR radio program "From the Top.' They join LACO Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, Concertmaster Margaret Batjer and Principal Cello Andrew Shulman in a performance that pays homage to the remarkable legacy of both Rubinsteins and features Rachmaninoff's Sonata in G minor (Shulman and Kahane), Chopin's Nocturne in D-flat major Op. 27, No. 2 (Kahane), and Brahms' Piano Trio No. 2 in C major, Op. 87 (Batjer, Shulman and O'Riley). (more...)

Decosimo's State & Local Tax Director Larry Hyatt Presents on Sales & Use Tax Issues
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Decosimo's Director of State and Local Tax Services Larry Hyatt, CPA, CFE, will serve as a presenter for Scott Insurance's complimentary seminar “Managing Risk in Uncertain Times: Risk Management Topics for Finance and HR Execs” on April 29 at the Chattanoogan Hotel in Chattanooga, Tenn. (more...)

DreamWorks Animation's How To Train Your Dragon 2 Breathes Fire Into International IMAX 3D Theatres Starting June 13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX), DreamWorks Animation (DWA) and 20th Century Fox, a division of 21 st Century Fox (FOX) today announced that How to Train Your Dragon 2, the thrilling second chapter of the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX  3D format and released into IMAX theatres internationally starting June 13. (more...)

The Road Theatre Company to Present FLOWER DUET, Begin. 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce the fourth and final show of its 2013-2014 and 23rd season of premieres with the West Coast Premiere of FLOWER DUET, written by Maura Campbell and directed by Jeffrey Wienckowski. FLOWER DUET will preview on Saturday, May 31; Tuesday, June 3 & Thursday, June 5 at 8pm and will open on Friday, June 6 at 8pm and run through Saturday, July 26 at the Road Theatre Company's new second home, the Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

Non-Equity Jeff Awards are Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 128 nominations in 24 categories of Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2013, and March 31, 2014. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract. Jeff judges attended opening nights of 147 productions offered by 65 Non-Equity producing organizations. The judges recommended 66 of those shows, making them eligible for Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations. Thirty theatre companies received nominations. (more...)

Scoop: MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC - Tuesday, May 6, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 22, 2014

Get all the scoop on MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., airing on ABC on Tuesday, May 6, 2014! (more...)

Boyd's Coffee Launches Single-Cup Coffees For Retail And Foodservice
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Boyd's Coffee is launching a new generation of single-cup coffees for brewers that accept K-Cup portion packs.* The cups' soft mesh filter offers the same convenience as other single cups, only with significantly less packaging than the traditional rigid-side format. The mesh filter also enables coffee drinkers to experience the fresh-roasted coffee's aroma; now single-cup coffee drinkers can wake up and smell the coffee. (more...)

Monster and Military.com Host National Veteran Employment Summit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The National Veteran Employment Summit will take place on April 30th at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel from 8 am to 5 pm. (more...)

At Field Service USA, TOA Technologies will demonstrate how to leverage predictive field service technology to deliver exceptional customer service
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Until recently, organizations offering great customer service had an advantage over competitors. However, the advent of always-on social media, the ubiquity of self-publishing, and the rise of the instant gratification economy have made fantastic service more than a differentiator – it's now a basic requirement. Customers expect immediate and outstanding service, and they are ready to be vocal about organizations that aren't delivering. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra's Season Finale to Feature the 2013-14 Concerto Competition Winners, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Proudly celebrating the dedication, artistry and extraordinary talent of its young musicians, Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra (PSYO) presents the 2013-14 Concerto Competition winners in its season finale concert this Mother's Day! Under the guidance of Music Director Alejandro Gutiérrez, PSYO is being quickly recognized as one of the most outstanding youth orchestras in the country. The premier training ensemble in Orange County, PSYO draws musicians of the highest caliber from across Southern California—five of whom have been chosen to perform as soloists in this concert. Cellist Matthew Gustafson from Long Beach, tuba player David Freeman from Corona, violinist Sydney Mariano from Irvine and flutists Ramakrishnan Kumaran from Hemet and Gloria Liu from Irvine are highlighted in concertos by Haydn, Vaughan Williams and Lalo, as well as Borne's “Carmen Fantasy.” To conclude, the Youth Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky's stunning Fifth Symphony. (more...)

SHAPESHIFTER: An Aerial Rock Circus Set for Way 2 Much Entertainment, Begin. 5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Jordann Baker, Tongue&Chic Productions, and Graham Skipper, present the WORLD PREMIERE of SHAPESHIFTER: An Aerial Rock Circus with live music by LA rock band, The Shakers. This uniquely original and kinetic addition to the Los Angeles Theatre Scene will run at Way 2 Much Entertainment's stunning 6,000 square foot venue in Silverlake - May 23, 24, 30, and 31. (more...)

Big Switch Networks Names Shaun Page Vice President of Worldwide Sales
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - Big Switch Networks, the Bare Metal SDN Company, today announced that Shaun Page has joined the company as Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Page, a 13-year veteran of Juniper Networks, will lead the company's sales and channel efforts, deepening coverage in key North American markets, establishing an ecosystem of distribution partnerships and ramping the company's presence in Asia and Europe. (more...)

Vistara Named a "Cool Vendor" by Gartner, Inc.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

"We are delighted to be recognized as a Gartner 'Cool Vendor' in IT Operations," said Varma Kunaparaju, Chief Technology Officer for Vistara. "We feel being named Gartner Cool Vendor validates our belief that the market is ready for a single platform IT operations lifecycle management solution that comes in an easily consumable SaaS delivery model, and can be managed in a unified console across heterogeneous and cloud environments." (more...)

Nominees for The Orpheum's 5th Annual High School Musical Theatre Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The Orpheum Theatre has announced the nominees for the 2014 High School Musical Theatre Awards. Modeled after the Tony Awards, The Orpheum's High School Musical Theatre Awards recognizes achievements in all areas of high school musical theatre. This event is part of the National High School Musical Theatre Awards program which includes 30 programs from across the country. (more...)

Scoop: BONES on FOX - Monday, April 21, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on BONES, airing on FOX on Monday, April 21, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: MODERN FAMILY on ABC - Wednesday, May 7, 2014
by - Apr 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on MODERN FAMILY, airing on ABC on Wednesday, May 7, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: MIXOLOGY on ABC - Wednesday, May 7, 2014
by - Apr 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on MIXOLOGY, airing on ABC on Wednesday, May 7, 2014! (more...)

FAIRY TALES, SONGS OF THE DANDELION WOMAN to Run 5/8-16 at Little Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

From May 8 through May 16, the Little Stage Theater at SoBe Institute of the Arts becomes the portal to FAIRY TALES, Songs of the Dandelion Woman, a 90-minute music-theater trip 'down the rabbit hole.' With a score and libretto created by Carson Kievman, this contemporary operatic song cycle hurtles through a kaleidoscopically shifting mental landscape, past the borderline between hilarity and madness, into a surrealistic dislocation. This parallel world, very much like our own as seen through a magnifying glass, is created as the Bank Examiner (Ken Mattice, baritone) and The Dandelion Woman (Megan Brus, soprano) become aware of each other: an authority figure who is charged with determining her competence, and a misfit who moves with angular grace through her own private world, and is charismatic enough to dismantle the system simply by living as she pleases. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Actors' NET of Bucks County's JULIUS CAESAR, Begin. 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar is getting a modern look at the Heritage Center Theatre as the Actors' NET of Bucks County stages this classic play about power and corruption. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sutton Foster and Company of VIOLET Celebrate Opening Night!
by Linda Lenzi - Apr 21, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Violet, starring Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Joshua Henry, just opened last night, April 20, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage from inside the after party below! (more...)

BOSTON MARATHON Results! - Meb Keflezighi Becomes First American Winner Since 1983
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 21, 2014

The 118th Boston Marathon got underway this morning with no incident. With perfect temps and clear blue skies, Meb Keflezighi of the United States won the Men's division and was the first American to win Boston since 1983. He said, 'It was my dream to win Boston and to make it just like the Red Sox did and do the same thing for the people.' (more...)

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