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David Burnham, Capathia Jenkins & Alli Mauzey Set for Broadway Voices 2014-15 at Garner Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

The fifth annual Broadway Voices season is bringing a fun-filled season of Broadway stars to Garner Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Nike Announces 'Just Do It' Campaign in South Korea
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

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Stephen Costello Set for San Francisco Opera World Premiere, Return to the Met, Debut at Wigmore and More in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Stephen Costello looks forward to a number of important firsts in 2014-15. Besides creating the role of Michele in San Francisco Opera's world premiere production of Two Women, the Tucker Award-winning tenor returns to the Metropolitan Opera for a pair of house role debuts, reprising his star turn as Alfredo -- also seen this season at the Vienna State Opera -- in La traviata, and singing Camille in Susan Stroman's new staging of The Merry Widow. He makes his professional role debut as Ferrando in Così fan tutte at Houston Grand Opera, and house debuts at both Austin Lyric Opera, in the title role of a new Roméo et Juliette, and London's Wigmore Hall, where he launches the season with a solo recital in the prestigious Rosenblatt Series. Costello also joins his wife, soprano Ailyn Pérez, for romantic duets from their recent hit album, Love Duets, with the BBC Symphony at London's Barbican Hall, and on a U.S. duo recital tour to the opera houses of Washington, Dallas, San Diego, and Philadelphia. (more...)

Scoop: THE BIGGEST LOSER on NBC - Thursday, September 18, 2014
by TV Scoop - Sep 4, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE BIGGEST LOSER, airing on NBC on Thursday, September 18, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: THE BIGGEST LOSER on NBC - Thursday, September 18, 2014
by - Sep 4, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE BIGGEST LOSER, airing on NBC on Thursday, September 18, 2014! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani & More in New VOICE S7 Key Art
by TV News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Below, check out just-released key art featuring the new panel of mentors for the upcoming season! (more...)

VIDEO: David Hasselhoff Featured in New Funny or Die Short Film I'M WILL FERRELL
by TV News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Executive Producer Rich Affannato (Broadway's Peter and the Starcatcher, Silence! The Musical) presents the new Funny or Die short film 'I'm Will Ferrell', conceived by and starring Alet Taylor (more...)

Disney Channel's ZAPPED, Justin Bieber: Limitless Among New Digital Releases from MarVista Digital Entertainment
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

From teen and family comedies to sci-fi disasters to pop star documentaries, there is entertainment for everyone this fall with a slate of star-driven films, limited series and an all-new music documentary from MarVista Digital Entertainment (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the New Cast of ANYTHING GOES National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Full casting has been announced and rehearsals have begun for the upcoming national tour of ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, which will launch in Houston October 14, 2014 at the Hobby Center's Sarofim Hall. For more information and a complete tour route, please visit www.anythinggoesontour.com. (more...)

FIGHT NIGHT Afternoon Edition Returns to NBC, 9/20
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

NBC Sports Group's Fight Night presents its first afternoon broadcast of the year on NBC this Saturday, September 20th, live at 3 p.m. ET. The fourth afternoon network boxing broadcast since the Fight Night series premiered in 2012, the show will feature a pair of spectacular bouts with four of the sport's hottest prospects. (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Vo of ON THE TOWN - Sitzprobe!
by Guest Blogger: Christopher Vo - Sep 17, 2014

I experienced my first Broadway Sitzprobe this past weekend! The nerdy Asian boy in me needs to explain what a sitzprobe is, for those who don't already know. Sitzprobe (pronounced zits-probe) is a German-derived term literally meaning 'seated test or seated trial.' Of course, the sitzprobe process is widely used across the various performing arts. In the musical theater world, it is when the orchestra members and the actors meet for the first time and do a seated run-through rehearsal of the show. Up until Saturday, we had been listening to our rehearsal pianists and drummer. From what I understand, the score is tremendously difficult to play on the piano, as it was written to be performed by a huge orchestra. So here's a shout-out to our talented rehearsal musicians who have been holding down the fort for us during the past several weeks. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A 'Just Sensational' MAME Plays at Allenberry
by Marakay Rogers - Sep 17, 2014

Dann Dunn and cast give Central Pennsylvania a production that revives the Old South,Jerry Herman, and audience spirits (more...)

Season Premiere of FOX Sports' THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER Delivers 2.5 Million Viewers
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The historic season premiere of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: A CHAMPION WILL BE CROWNED delivered a viewership Knockout for FOX Sports. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Small but Deeply Moving Story of INTIMATE APPAREL at Artists Rep
by Patrick Brassell - Sep 14, 2014

Lynn Nottage's play Intimate Apparel finds a way to make loneliness not only dramatic, but incredibly moving. (more...)

Chris Reilly Releases DAILY FANTASY STRATEGIES FOOTBALL EDITION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

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WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING to Return to NBCSN, Today
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

World Series of Fighting returns to NBCSN this today, September 13 at 9 p.m. ET highlighted by reigning WSOF bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes (13-4-1) vs. Cody “The Cali Cowboy” Bollinger (16-2), fighting at a catchweight of 140 lbs. (more...)

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING to Return to NBCSN 9/13
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

World Series of Fighting returns to NBCSN this Saturday, September 13 at 9 p.m. ET highlighted by reigning WSOF bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes (13-4-1) vs. Cody “The Cali Cowboy” Bollinger (16-2), fighting at a catchweight of 140 lbs. (more...)

YA Novel KNOCKOUT GAME is Released
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

When Erica moves with her mother to 'start over' in St. Louis, she finds herself quickly caught up in a violent and popular local pastime-the Knockout game. Available now from Carolrhoda Lab, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, Knockout Games is set in modern day St. Louis amidst a disturbing wave of seemingly random attacks on bystanders by a group of urban teenagers in a crew called the TKO club. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Stefani, Williams & More at THE VOICE Blind Auditions
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

NBC's THE VOICE returns with the strongest vocalists from across the country invited to compete in the blockbuster vocal competition show's seventh season. Internationally acclaimed artists Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams join returning mega-stars Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as celebrity musician coaches, while Carson Daly continues to serve as host. (more...)

Round House Theatre to Stage FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN, 10/10-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Round House Theatre continues its 2014/15 season with the area premiere of Fetch Clay, Make Man by Will Power. Directed by Derrick Sanders ("The Raisin Cycle" at CenterStage), Fetch Clay, Make Man is based on the true story of the improbable friendship that formed between Muhammad Ali and Stepin Fetchit. A co-production with Marin Theatre Company, Fetch Clay, Make Man runs at Round House Theatre from October 10 thru November 2, 2014. Opening night is Monday, October 13, 2014. (more...)

USA-Germany Is ESPN's Second Highest-Rated Men's World Cup Match Ever
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

ESPN's coverage of the United States' 1-0 loss to Germany in the final day of the 2014 FIFA World Cup group play - Thursday, June 26, at noon ET - generated an average minute audience of more than 12 million people across ESPN's television, digital and audio platforms. (more...)

El Rey Network Kicks Off New Multi-Platform Promotional Initiative 'Red Card Riot'
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

El Rey Network is kicking off a new multi-platform promotional initiative titled Red Card Riot (www.RedCardRiot.com), designed to drive fan engagement in advance of the network's soccer spy thriller 'Matador' (more...)

BWW Reviews: KILLER JOE at SeeNoSun OnStage is a Knockout
by Keith Tittermary - Jun 22, 2014

Pulitzer Prize winning author Tracy Letts loves the idea of a dysfunctional family. In his most famous work, August: Osage County, Letts gives us a glimpse into the well-to-do Weston family as they cope with pain and sorrow. In his first produced play, Killer Joe, Letts shows us the pain and sorrow caused by a down-on-their-luck family in Texas. The rarely produced play (and rarely seen 2011 movie) is dark and gritty both in context and character. The dysfunctional family at the 'heart' of the story centers around Ansel and Sharla, his hot young second wife; his two children: Chris, who is in constant trouble, and the slow Dottie; and the title character - a Dallas detective who moonlights as a hitman. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: BILLY ELLIOT Shines at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Jan Nargi - Jul 9, 2014

Electricity courses through Ogunquit Playhouse's stunning production of BILLY ELLIOT, continuing through July 26 at 'America's foremost summer theatre.' (more...)

Patchogue Theatre to Welcome Jessie Haynes, Claudia Jacobs, and Rorie Kelly for Free Show at the Bandshell, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts and The Incorporated Village of Patchogue Present an evening of original music by the bay. The critically acclaimed Live in the Lobby concert series moves down to Shorefront Park for a free concert featuring Long Island singer-songwriters Jessie Haynes, Claudia Jacobs, and Rorie Kelly on Saturday, August 9 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: Mid-Year Cabaret Review--Best (and Favorite) 20 Shows and Performances (So Far) for 2014
by Stephen Hanks - Jul 5, 2014

Since I attended more than 50 shows over the past eight months (a few more than once)--the large majority of which were reviewed on these web pages—I felt I had more than enough cabaret show inventory to present my second-annual “Mid-Year Cabaret Review” citing the “20 Best Cabaret Shows and Performances” for the first half of 2014. Since the eligibility period for 2014 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Award consideration begins with shows staged since last November (late October if it was the first of a run), I've included a few of those late 2013 shows in this group. And with the announcement of the BWW Award nominees just four months away, I've offered some projections on the Award categories for which these shows very well might receive consideration. (more...)

LPR to Present STRANGE & BEAUTIFUL: The Music & Art of John Lurie, 9/9-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

(Le) Poisson Rouge haso announce Strange & Beautiful: The Music & Art of John Lurie, a festival celebrating the work of genre-twisting iconoclast John Lurie. The festival will span three concerts at Le Poisson Rouge, one concert at Town Hall, a gallery exhibition in The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge, and an exhibition at the Cavin-Morris Gallery. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Consummate Vocalist Jeanne Page Knocks Her CD Preview Show REBOOT Out of the Park
by Don Grigware - Jul 28, 2014

On Sunday July 27 powerhouse vocalist Jeanne Page made a stylish return to Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal for a marvelous evening of standards done her way, entitled Reboot. This lady has a unique brand of humor that is intoxicating and infuses every song she sings with the true colors they deserve. She is about to release a CD of her work, so Reboot was a preview of the album. Believe me, it's a Knockout! (more...)

Cristiano Ronaldo Dines at Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant inside MGM Grand Hotel & Casino welcomed one of the most celebrated professional soccer players last night, as Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo stopped into the modern Cantonese restaurant to relish on signature bites and libations. Taking a much needed vacation after his outstanding performance in the 2015 World Cup matchups in Brazil, the talented Portuguese Knockout enjoyed a casual night out with friends, without the company of his stunning supermodel girlfriend Irina Shayk. (more...)

The Riant Theatre to Kick Off 2014 STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Riant Theatre under the direction of Artistic Director Van Dirk Fisher, has announced its 26th Anniversary season lineup for the Strawberry One-Act Festival, which consists of 21 new one-acts and 3 full length plays that will run August 20th -- August 31st at the Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th St. (more...)

Iron Mike Presents 'The Pride of Pittsburgh', 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

PITTSBURGH, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Boxing legend MIKE TYSON and Iron Mike Productions Presents 'The Pride of Pittsburgh' on Friday, August 8th at CONSOL Energy Center and telecast LIVE on FOX Sports 1, headlined by the Steel City's favorite son, SAMMY 'The Who Can Mexican' VASQUEZ. (more...)

UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE to Close 2014 New York Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today Alejandro G. Iñárritu's Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance as the Closing Night selection for the upcoming 52nd New York Film Festival (more...)

FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN to Make West Coast Debut at Marin Theatre Company, 8/14-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Fetch Clay, Make Man by Will Power will make its West Coast premiere with Marin Theatre Company, directed by Derrick Sanders (Fences) and running August 14 - September 7, 2014, with an Opening Night slated for Tuesday, August 19. Previews: Thursday, August 14 - Sunday, August 17. Casting to be announced. (more...)

Watch Teaser Video for Red Bull BC One North America Final
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Today, Red Bull releases an all-new teaser video to gear up for the world's most prestigious one-on-one B-Boy competition--the Red Bull BC One North America Final (more...)

Marin Theatre Company Produces West Coast Premiere of FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN, 8/14-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Marin Theatre Company, in a bi-coastal co-production with Maryland's Round House Theatre, will open its 48th Season with the West Coast premiere of Fetch Clay, Make Man, an historical drama that draws its inspiration from a peculiar event from the Civil Rights Era: a press conference at which heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, ne Cassius Clay, introduced his "secret strategy man" - the former Hollywood comedic actor Stepin Fetchit, ne Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry. (more...)

World Cup China SMG Sales Soared by 400%
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

BEIJING, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ 'Did you buy a lottery ticket tonight?', 'Brazil's team was the biggest loser; let's go to the roof (to commit suicide)!' During the World Cup this year, similar talk in China became hot topics on Weibo, WeChat and other social networking platforms. (more...)

RYAN ADAMS Set to Release Self-Titled New Album 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Ryan Adams has confirmed September 9 as the release date of Ryan Adams, his new album and first to be released on the combined Pax Am/Blue Note imprint. Produced by Adams himself at his own Pax Am Studios in Los Angeles, the eponymous new record is the NC-born singer/songwriter's first full length since 2011's acclaimed Ashes & Fire. (more...)

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING to Debut on NBC 7/5
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

World Series of Fighting makes its NBC debut this Saturday, July 5, at 4 p.m. ET highlighted by the lightweight title fight between defending champion Justin Gaethje (more...)

BOXEO TELEMUNDO FORD Wraps Up Summer Season Today
by TV News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

“Boxeo Telemundo Ford” finishes its 2014 summer season today night with a classic rivalry match between Mexico and Puerto Rico at Mexico City's Salón José Cuervo. (more...)

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING Returns to NBCSN this Weekend
by TV News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

fter making its NBC broadcast debut last month, World Series of Fighting returns to NBCSN this Saturday, August 9 at 10 p.m. ET highlighted by the lightweight fight between Knockout specialist Luis “Baboon” Palomino (22-9, 12 wins by Knockout) and undefeated rising star Lewis Gonzalez (9-0). (more...)

Stephen Costello and Ailyn Perez Launch 2014-15 with U.S. LOVE DUETS Recital Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

On a U.S. duo recital tour this September, Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pérez -- the husband-and-wife team dubbed “Pérello” by the BBC and “the Jay-Z and Beyoncé” of opera by Vanity Fair -- sing romantic favorites from their hit album release, Love Duets. (more...)

HBO World Championship Boxing to present Hopkins v Kovalev
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Speed, savvy and defense will come face-to-face with explosive power and force this November when Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins takes on Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev in a Light Heavyweight Unification title fight, Golden Boy Promotions and Main Events announced today. (more...)

The Houston Grand Opera Announces 60th Anniversary Season, Featuring World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Iain Bell and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's 2014–15 season, the company's 60th anniversary season, includes the world premiere of A Christmas Carol by Iain Bell—the company's 55th new commission —from award-winning Dickens authority Simon Callow; the continuation of HGO's first Ring cycle, with the American premiere of La Fura dels Baus's groundbreaking take on Die Walküre; the American premieres of Sir Nicholas Hytner's The Magic Flute and Lee Blakeley's Sweeney Todd; a 60th Anniversary Gala Concert featuring mezzo-soprano (and HGO Studio alumna) Joyce DiDonato; and a host of career-shaping role debuts that speak to Patrick Summers's gift for casting. Together with the company's first presentation of John Cox'sOtello, and the returns of Göran Järvefelt's beloved Così fan tutte and Michael Grandage's hit staging of Madame Butterfly, these rich offerings serve once again to illustrate some of the ways that HGO—still the only opera company with two Grammys, two Emmys, and a Tony—epitomizes “one model of what a forward-looking opera company could be” (Greg Sandow, Arts Journal). (more...)

2014 Sinquefield Cup to Become Strongest Chess Tournament in History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The 2014 Sinquefield Cup will be the highest-rated tournament in the history of chess, bringing six of the world's top-nine Grandmasters together at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL). (more...)

2014 Visionary Speaker Darren Aronofsky to Appear at The New Museum, 9/30
by Movies News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The New Museum is pleased to announce that Academy Award-nominated director Darren Aronofsky will be featured as this year's Visionary speaker. Aronofsky (b. 1969, Brooklyn) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Now in its sixth season, the annual Stuart Regen Visionaries Series honors leading international thinkers and creators in the fields of art, architecture, design, dance, film, literature, and technology, and marks a commitment by the New Museum to consider their effects on culture at large. Aronofsky will be in conversation with novelist and critic Lynne Tillman on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the New Museum Theater. (more...)

Free Screening of Folger Theatre's MACBETH at Carter Barron Ampitheater on 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

A free screening of Folger Theatre's 2008 magical production of Macbeth will take place on Saturday, August 23 at 8:15pm at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre in Rock Creek Park. Directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and Aaron Posner and recorded before a rapt audience in the Folger's intimate Elizabethan Theatre, this "supernatural horror thriller" showcases the inventive magic of Teller and provides new insight into Shakespeare's classic tragedy. (more...)

Soprano Ailyn Perez to Crown 2014-15 with Debuts at The Met and Houston Grand Opera
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Described by Opera News as the “lyric soprano who truly seems to have it all,” Ailyn Pérez takes the stage at leading opera houses on both sides of the Atlantic in 2014-15 for an exciting new season that features house debuts at both the Metropolitan Opera and Houston Grand Opera, the latter also serving as a role debut for Pérez as Desdemona in Verdi's Otello. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TRICK BOXING Romances Summer Fun at Third Avenue Playhouse
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Aug 11, 2014

Cross, hook, jab and uppercut-know anything about boxing? Sturgeon Bay's Third Avenue Playhouse imports Sossy Merchanics in a Stage Door Theatre Company performance billed Tricky Boxing August. While no audience member needs to know anything about boxing to throughly enjoy the high energy production, the team of Brian Sostek and Megan McClellan pairs in the nostalgic 1940's fictional tale of boxer Dancing Danny David and how he acquired the 'Knockout of his life.' (more...)

ROCK OF AGES Will Shift to Nightly Performance Schedule at The Venetian
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

ROCK OF AGES turns up the heat on the Las Vegas Strip by rockin' audiences seven nights a week beginning Nov. 3. Hailed as "Insanely Fun!" by Time Out New York and "A Rock 'em, Sock 'em, Knockout, Over-The-Top Smash!" by Robin Leach, the smash-hit production will perform nightly at 8 p.m. (more...)

Review Roundup: Chadwick Boseman Stars as James Brown in New Biopic GET ON UP
by Movies News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Universal Pictures James Brown biopic GET ON UP hits theaters today, August 1, 2014. Let's see what the critics have to say (more...)

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