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BWW's Report from Austin's Sneak Peek of Broadway-Bound ALLEGIANCE
by Jeff Davis - Sep 10, 2013

On Tuesday, September 3rd, a very selected audience of lucky Austinites were invited to a special invitation-only screening of a developmental production of the Broadway-bound musical, Allegiance, hoping to raise funds and support to further bring the show to the Broadway stage. I was lucky enough to attend, and while it may be unconventional for a theater critic to review or even comment on a piece they technically did not see live (what was shown in Austin was a professionally filmed version of the world premiere production of Allegiance at the Old Globe in San Diego, CA) the show is too good to ignore. (more...)

Mobile Labs Announces Comprehensive Support for Apple's iOS 7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

Among other changes, the new iOS provides a dramatically different user interface (UI) than previous versions of the operating system. For test automation engineers, this equates to a nearly-new platform and means that automated, platform-independent regression tests are more important than ever. Trust, a certified add-in to the market-leading test automation tool for Web and desktop apps, helps engineers to rapidly test apps on multiple platforms in the most device-independent and OS-independent manner possible - with a single script capable of testing multiple platforms. Trust's object-based scripting makes this possible by isolating the app from differences across operating systems and device types, giving testers powerful methods for handing UI objects as well as device-independent methods for identifying objects. Simply stated, this means scripts written to test iOS 6 can test apps on iOS 7 Just as Well - and will extend to apps that will need testing on future iOS releases as well. (more...)

Emergent Arts Hosts Peter Knox in Thom Pain October 17-19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2013

Emergent Arts and The Mix Studio Theatre will host Horn Rim Productions' Peter Knox in Thom Pain (Based On Nothing) by Will Eno, directed by Ron Miller, October 17th, 18th and 19th at 8:00 pm. at The Mix Studio Theatre 8 North Washington St.,Ypsilanti, MI. He's just like you, except worse. He is trying to save his life, to save your life-in that order. In his quest for salvation, he'll stop at nothing, be distracted by nothing, except maybe a piece of lint, or the woman in the second row. (more...)

Sunwarrior Improves the Taste Warrior Blend Protein Powder
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2013

Sunwarrior, a plant-based supplement company based in Southern Nevada, is pleased to announce that they have improved the taste of their Warrior Blend, a raw, plant-based protein powder that combines pea protein, cranberry protein, and hemp seed protein along with medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) from coconut oil. Warrior Blend comes in three flavors: chocolate, vanilla, and natural. Vanilla and chocolate flavors will now be richer, more pleasant, and more complex. The natural flavor will also no longer have any salt added to it. (more...)

BWW RECAP: The Headless Horseman Returns in Ep. 6 of FOX's SLEEPY HOLLOW
by Rosie Hertzman - Nov 5, 2013

This week's episode opens with our heroes, Abbie and Ichabod, in the stands of a baseball game. Strangely normal, right? But we have to say we're digging it. They exchange some cute banter about the point of the sport and the merits of heckling the referee. You know, All-American things like that. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Love! Sex! Torture! The Met's TOSCA Has Everything (Great Music, Too)
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 4, 2013

Maybe next time around, the Metropolitan Opera's General Manager Peter Gelb will hire film director Quentin Tarantino to do a production of Puccini's TOSCA. With its sordid story, self-involved diva and torture-happy, sex-crazed police chief--based on a Sarah Bernhardt vehicle by Victorien Sardou--this is a story that the director of “Pulp Fiction” and “Kill Bill” could sink his teeth into. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ambassador Theater's PROTEST Shows Havel's Enduring Lessons
by Andrew White - Nov 22, 2013

We are now well into the second wave of Vaclav Havel productions, where his work is being re-examined from a variety of perspectives-experiments which, in and of themselves, are a testament to his staying power. Ambassador Theater's current production of 'Protest' at the Mead Theater Lab marks the culmination of a year-long celebration here in Washington, D.C. of the playwright-President's legacy. Under the direction of Gail Humphries-Mardirosian audiences can now witness a fascinating re-interpretation of what is perhaps Havel's deepest, most confessional work on life under an oppressive regime. (more...)

The Minnesota Orchestra in Need of a Change
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

The Minnesota Orchestra is in need of some major changes. According to the StarTribune, what was once hailed as one of the top orchestras in the country, is now failing thanks to budget cuts from The Minnesota Orchestra Association (MOA). (more...)

Carnegie Mellon Creates Simon Initiative To Drive Better Understanding of Student Learning Using Emerging Educational Technology Platforms
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Nov.11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Carnegie Mellon University today launched the Simon Initiative to accelerate the use of learning science and technology to improve student learning. (more...)

Author R Frederick Riddle Hosts Blog Talk Radio Show
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2013

R Frederick Riddle, the author of Perished: The World That Was and its sequel The Rise of Shem, is the host of the R Frederick Riddle Show on Blog Talk Radio where the news and current events are viewed from a Christian perspective. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Welk Resorts' CHICAGO Sizzles On Through June 2
by Don Grigware - May 11, 2013

Chicago/book by Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse/music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb/directed & choreographed by Ray Limon/Welk Theatre, San Diego/through June 2 (more...)

Seamless to Offer Mobile Phone Payments at McDonald's in Sweden
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2013

Seamless (STO:SEAM) has entered into production agreement with McDonald's in Sweden. This means that guests at McDonald's restaurants will be able to pay with their mobile telephones via SEQR – the mobile payment solution developed by Seamless. (more...)

Tony- and Pulitzer-Winning Playwright John Patrick Shanley Honored by 2014 William Inge Theatre Festival, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

John Patrick Shanley, playwright, screenwriter and director, Oscar, Tony, Writers' Guild and Pulitzer Prize winner, will be the Honoree of the 33rd Annual William Inge Theatre Festival in Independence, Kansas, at Independence Community College. (more...)

The Alternative Board Tackles Minimum Wage Boost, Holds Columbia Forum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

For these employers, the minimum wage topic is a real-world issue with real-world consequences. (more...)

OmniTI Opens Call for Presentations for Surge 2014: The Scalability and Performance Conference
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Surge 2014 is the premier educational conference for thought leaders and professionals involved in web scalability and performance engineering. On the technical side of Internet businesses, there are three serious scaling challenges: infrastructure, architecture and organizations. Surge 2014 is a forum for sharing best practices in web development and Internet architecture engineering. More than 20 compelling presentations will be presented on the industry's most important issues. (more...)

BWW Review: One-Actor Show NOCTURNE Keeps Momentum with Mortall Coile and Burning Coal
by Larisa Mount - Mar 17, 2013

One-actor shows are such a specific kind of challenge - how does one actor keep up the momentum? How does one actor keep the show lively and engaging? How does one actor memorize over an hour and a half of text? I certainly don't know the answers to any of those questions, but luckily actor Jesse R. Gephart and director Dana Marks have got it all figured out. (more...)

Sky-Pony to Play DROM, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2013

On June 15, indie art-rock band Sky-Pony (pictured) will hit the stage of East Village club DROM. Since its formation a year ago, Sky-Pony has garnered a cult following for sets that blur the line between rock show and theatrical event. Most recently, they've played sold-out sets at Mercury Lounge and the Knitting Factory. (more...)

Seamless: Mobile payments launched in Finland and Norway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

Seamless, a company listed on Nasdaq OMX, is now launching its rapidly growing mobile payment service SEQR in Finland and Norway. Just as in Sweden, Finnish and Norwegian merchants will be able to offer their customers the opportunity of paying with their smartphones and receiving the bill via the Collector charge-free, interest-free account. (more...)

Seamless to launch SEQR mobile payment solution in Middle East
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

Kuwait International Bank and McDonald's are initiating a partnership with Seamless concerning the pilot launch of the SEQR mobile payment solution in the State of Kuwait in the Middle East. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Annette Miller Gets an A+ in MASTER CLASS at Shakespeare & Company
by Larry Murray - Jun 10, 2013

Maria Callas was one of the great prima donnas of Opera, and in Terrence McNally's Master Class she is played by the formidable actor, Annette Miller at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA. (more...)

Pandora for iOS Gets Important Update with Improved Buffering & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2013

Good news Pandora fans! Version 4.4 was released today for iOS users and it comes with a number of important improvements as the service prepares to compete with the upcoming launch of iTunes Radio. (more...)

Zinga Keeps Up with Greek Frozen Yogurt Demand
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2013

With Greek yogurt now a full-blown nutritional food phenomenon, operators of Zinga Frozen Yogurt stores are seeing more and more demand for Greek frozen yogurt flavors. (more...)

Review – 'Storyville' Jazz Musical Is Too Darn Lukewarm
by Michael Dale - Jul 25, 2013

York Theatre's musical set in the infamous New Orleans red light district of a hundred years ago doesn't do justice to the subject. (more...)

Ryan Faehnle's Fat Loss Solution is Reviewed
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

Fat Loss Solution, the latest offering from fat loss fat consultant, Ryan Faehnle that is all about dropping the weight from those problem areas, giving people the sculpted body that they so yearn for has caught the attention of http://FatLossSolutionReview.com 's Stan Stevenson, prompting an investigative review. (more...)

ComponentOne Studio Enterprise 2013 v2 Expands its Windows 8 Controls and Adds AngularJS Support
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

PITTSBURGH, July 23, 2013 - ComponentOne a division of GrapeCity, the largest component solution provider in the Microsoft Visual Studio Partner Ecosystem, has released ComponentOne Studio Enterprise 2013 v2. The second of three releases scheduled for 2013, ComponentOne Studio Enterprise is a world renowned suite of data and UI controls for Microsoft Visual Studio, including Windows Store and HTML5 tools. With highlights ranging from additions and enhancements for Windows 8 to AngularJS support, there are tools for every .NET developer in this release. (more...)

BWW Reviews: OLIVER Leaves the Audience Wanting More
by Barry Lenny - Jul 21, 2013

Charles Dickens wrote a good few popular novels, most of which have been dramatised many times and a few of which have been turned into musicals. Perhaps the best know of these is Lionel Bart's Oliver! (more...)

Carole King Honored as Legacy's Artist of the Month to Coincide w/ BEAUTIFUL Opening
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 9, 2014

The Artist of the Month campaign coincides with the [official] opening of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on January 12, 2014, at Broadway's Stephen Sondheim Theatre. (The show has been in previews since November 2013.) (more...)

BWW Reviews: Broadway Tour of ROCK OF AGES Brings Epic Rock Musical to PPAC
by Robert Barossi - Jan 30, 2014

It seems that since the dawn of the new millennium, there has been an incredible surge in the appearance of new 'jukebox musicals.' This genre is comprised of shows made up of previously recorded and released songs, usually by a single band or artist, or connected to a specific theme. While there were a few of these in the late 1900's, the genre took off once the clock turned to 2000. Now, theaters are filled with them, showcasing the music of anyone from Billy Joel to Queen to Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan. After seeing the touring production of the jukebox musical Rock of Ages at Providence Performing Arts Center, it's hard to imagine that anything in the genre is as exciting, fun and perfectly pieced together as this spectacular musical combination of the glam-band hits of the late 1980s. (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: CABARET at the Lower Ossington Theatre is Subtle, Sexy, and Shocking
by Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues - Jan 28, 2014

Although staged productions of the Kander and Ebb musical CABARET are plentiful, the production put on by the Lower Ossington Theatre is not one to miss. If you have seen the movie or the show in the past, you will still enjoy the show as every rendition of CABARET is different, and the LOT's production is creative, innovative, and packed with impeccable talents. (more...)

BWW Reviews: COOL RIDER, Lyric Theatre, Jan 27 2014
by Kevin Sherwin - Jan 28, 2014

Some people call Grease 2 a guilty pleasure. Many more consider it to simply be a bad film. And then there's the rest of us: people who come across it at an early age (often too young to understand what the 'Reproduction' lyrics we like to sing at the dinner table mean), genuinely love it to pieces and never let it go, who at various points in our lives come across fellow fans - there is no quicker bond - with whom we can recite the dialogue and sing the songs, fuelling our shared fervour, and on and on it goes. (more...)

VIDEO: Carole King, Sara Bareilles Perform 'Beautiful' at Grammy Awards
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

At last night's 56th Annual Grammy Awards, Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles appeared in a special performance with four-time GRAMMY winner and 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year Carole King. (more...)

Children's Classic 'LITTLE ENGINE' Comes to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2013

Belief in oneself and the notion that anything is possible are the themes of ArtsPower's new musical, 'The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle,' based on the beloved children's classic. This show comes to Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre today, Jan. 26, with performances at 2 and 4 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ask Someone to Lend You a Ticket to LEND ME A TENOR
by Jeff Davis - Jan 19, 2014

In her curtain speech on opening night of Lend Me a Tenor, now playing at the Georgetown Palace, Artistic Director Mary Ellen Butler called playwright a Ken Ludwig a "comedic genius," and explained why she encouraged director Lannie Hilboldt to tackle the play. Hilboldt, a professional musician, has served as Musical Director on several productions and made his directorial debut with Georgetown Palace's recent production of Always, Patsy Cline. Until now, Hilboldt had not directed a play, but Butler urged him to direct Lend Me a Tenor because his musical ability would serve him well in finding the timing and rhythm of Ludwig's farce. "Music is math," Butler said to the opening night audience, "and comedy is math." (more...)

Oskar Klausenstock's THE BRIBE is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Fans of author Oskar Klausenstock's debut novel, 'The Prayer,' are cheering. His second novel, 'The Bribe' (published by iUniverse), has been released and is proving to be Just as Well-received as his first. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Red Orchid's SOLSTICE Hits a Little Too Close to Home
by Elee Schrock - Jan 14, 2014

'Solstice,' especially when interpreted with as much depth and heart as A Red Orchid's current production, is excellent fodder for play-analysts' theses and leaves its audience with just as much material for post-play discussion. (more...)

Carole King to Duet with Sara Bareilles on 2014 GRAMMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

It was announced today that Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles will appear in a special performance with four-time GRAMMY winner and 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year Carole King. (more...)

Natalie Maines Back With New Music For Her Debut Solo Album MOTHER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2013

After much anticipation, Natalie Maines of The Dixie Chicks, confirmed today that she will release her debut solo album, MOTHER, on Columbia Records on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. (more...)

QUESTIONING DARWIN to Premiere 2/10 on HBO
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Modern-day Creationists reject the idea that the Earth is billions of years old and that humans are descended from primates, believing instead in the literal interpretation of the Bible, which asserts that God made the world in six days and created Adam and Eve to populate the planet. Directed by Antony Thomas (HBO's Peabody-winning 'For Neda'), QUESTIONING DARWIN takes an in-depth look at the views of those who reject Charles Darwin's theory of evolution while chronicling Darwin's own journey as a young man whose beliefs were changed when he experienced the world first-hand. Featuring interviews with people on both sides of the debate, the exclusive HBO presentation debuts MONDAY, FEB. 10 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), and has an HBO2 encore presentation on International Darwin Day (Darwin's birthday), Wednesday, Feb. 12 (8:00-9:00 p.m.). (more...)

TEGAN AND SARA Announce Summer Tour with FUN.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2013

In support of Heartthrob, Tegan and Sara have announced a huge North American summer tour with their good friends in FUN. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2014: THE OLD MAID AND THE THIEF Have a Different Kind of Love Triangle
by Barry Lenny - Feb 24, 2014

Sung in English, this short, lively one act work is an ideal introduction to opera, with its tuneful melodies and comic subject matter. (more...)

Sky-Pony Set for Series of Shows at Prototype Festival, 1/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2013

Indie art-rock band Sky-Pony (pictured) will perform 4 shows on 4 consecutive nights as part of the second annual Prototype Festival. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ocean State Delivers Undeniable Holiday Spirit with MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, THE MUSICAL
by Robert Barossi - Dec 7, 2013

There are a million different holiday traditions and every person has one of their own. Similarly, there are countless options for holiday entertainment, and everyone has a favorite. Many of the most beloved holiday movies have, over the years, been turned into musicals for the stage. From Dickensian classics to Capra's sentimentality to modern pitch-black dark comedies, there's something for everyone, now in musical form. Among these most cherished of holiday film-to-stage offerings is the classic Miracle On 34th Street, and the musical version is now making its New England premiere at Ocean State Theatre Company in Warwick. (more...)

TreeHouse Interactive Presents White Paper by Raab Associates on Best Practices for Achieving the Full Value of Marketing Automation Platforms
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

According to Raab Associates, B2B marketers have enthusiastically adopted marketing automation, with industry revenue estimated to be growing by 50 percent each year. Users consistently report growth in quantity and quality of leads, in lead acceptance rates, and in marketing revenue contribution. (more...)

Cameron Mackintosh Talks MARTIN GUERRE Rewrites, Mega-Musicals & PHANTOM Tour
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 16, 2013

The most successful theatrical producer in history, Cameron Mackintosh sheds some light on the new US national tour of his internationally adored mega-musical THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA as well as shares new details about an upcoming revival of Boublil & Schonberg's MARTIN GUERRE and much more as part of a new interview. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TIMMY THE GREAT, 'Madcap Musical for Revolutionaries of All Ages', Entertains Too Much
by Jonathan Mandell - Aug 19, 2013

Timmy The Great bills itself as 'a madcap musical for revolutionaries of all ages.' One could easily interpret this as meaning: It's for children from the Upper West Side. Actually, there's much here that anyone could enjoy. The show, based on a 1999 children's book about a kingdom where the adults and children switch roles, is stuffed full -- too full -- of lively dancing, tuneful songs and inspired clowning. (more...)

Seamless and Microsoft enter into agreement on SEQR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2013

Seamless was founded in 2001 in Sweden, and now has a presence in around 30 countries. The launch of SEQR on Windows platforms is strategically important in order to consolidate the position of Seamless as the leader for mobile payments. SEQR will be implemented in Microsoft's app-stores, Windows Store and Windows Phone Store in all Seamless markets in 2013. (more...)

Diabetes Forecast Magazine Offers Help for Diabetics
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2013

When it comes to diabetes management, there is so much to know medical guidelines may change and research advances can also influence the way the disease is treated over time. It's easy to forget the finer details, especially if you've lived with diabetes for a long time, so everyone affected by the disease could use a refresher now and then. From carb counting to blood glucose testing, from reading nutrition labels to understanding complications, the April issue of Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association, offers valuable information to help readers brush up on their diabetes know-how. (more...)

InDepth InterView Exclusive: Colm Wilkinson Talks LES MISERABLES, PHANTOM, EVITA, Concerts & A Return to the Stage?
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 4, 2013

Today we are talking to the originator of Jean Valjean in LES MISERABLES onstage and a preeminent Phantom (and the first to actually play the role) in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA who has clearly made a major mark with his performances in the theatre - not to mention his work on the original concept albums of EVITA and JEKYLL & HYDE - who now makes the leap to the big screen in his featured role in the super-successful feature film iteration of the Claude-Michel Schonberg/Alain Boublil musical based on the Victor Hugo novel - the titanically talented Colm Wilkinson. Opening up about his work in the original Royal Shakespeare Company production of LES MISERABLES and his collaboration with the creative team and cast of actors as well as his association with producer Cameron Mackintosh, director Trevor Nunn and more, Wilkinson details the finer points of creating one of the modern musical theatre's most memorable characters, from his first audition through to the West End, Broadway and beyond. Additionally, Wilkinson reveals all about shooting the feature film version, with Broadway/Hollywood superstar Hugh Jackman taking over the leading role and whether he would consider taking on another character in the show after having essaying Jean Valjean onstage and the Monsignor onscreen - maybe Javert? Plus, Wilkinson shares backstage stories involving fellow theatrical luminaries like Trevor Nunn, Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber and more in this career-spanning conversation with one of the mega-musical era's most major of stars - - all of that and much, much more awaits! (more...)

BWW Reviews: I'M NOT RAPPAPORT Shares the Importance of Laughter and Friendship
by Shari Barrett - Apr 28, 2013

The West Coast Jewish Theatre is presenting a comedy not seen in Los Angeles in many years, Herb Gardner's Tony Award-winning Best Play 'I'm Not Rappaport' which was inspired by two elderly men Gardner met in New York City's Central Park, sharing their strength and courage to live life to the fullest. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Trocks at NJ PAC Delight and Amuse
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 12, 2013

Les Ballet Trockadero De Monte Carlo performed at New Jersey Performing Arts Center for one show only on Sunday, April 7th. The audience was delighted with the company's talents and antics. (more...)

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