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BWW Interviews: David Davalos - Playwright for WITTENBERG at STNJ
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 9, 2014

'Wittenberg' by David Davalos is having its New Jersey Premiere at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Directed by Joseph Discher, performances start on September 10th. had the opportunity to interview Davalos about the play and his career. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

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BWW Reviews: CLICKBAIT's Concept Trumps Production
by David Clarke - Sep 9, 2014

Following a successful January run at Hunter Theatre Company David M. deLeon and Esther Ko's CLICKBAIT is currently running Off-Off-Broadway. The topical dramedy tells the story of a college-aged girl who is mistakenly identified as a suicide victim. Her collegiate peers set their social media feeds ablaze with their feelings about her death, reconstructing her story to fit their own latent emotional needs. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Host GREAT GATSBY Film Event, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

“In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.” So wrote the great American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald in one of the finest works of fiction by any of this country's great writers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession”, is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s and a true classic of twentieth-century American Literature. The Great Gatsby, which depicts the dark side of the American dream, a world of gangsters, wild parties and reckless people who had a way of destroying people's lives, was the perfect story for the silver screen. (more...)

Bar of the Week: PLAY in NYC at the Museum of Sex
by BWW Features - Sep 9, 2014

Play is located at the Museum of Sex on East 27th Street in New York City. Their creative drink menu, tasty food choices and sleek, seductive atmosphere makes this a great bar and lounge destination. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

While many are unaware of him, Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz 'Witkacy' (1885-1939) was a prolific Dramatist, Poet, Novelist, Painter, Photographer, Art Theorist and Philosopher; one of the most colourful personalities of twentieth-century Poland. While his work stretches far and wide, a hugely insightful new book provides us with a consideration of Witkacy's artwork, philosophy and theatre together in one definitive collection. September 18th will mark the 75thanniversary of the day he took his own life, the same day the Russians invaded Poland from the east. (more...)

CHAINS OF DEW, WEDDING BAND and More Set for Shakespeare Theatre's 2014-15 ReDiscovery Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company announces its 2014-2015 ReDiscovery Series with a selection of five plays by significant women playwrights of the early 20th Century, directed by local D.C. directors. The first reading to kick off the series will be Chains of Dew by Susan Glaspell, directed by Holly Twyford, on Monday, September 15. (more...)

NOT ABOUT HEROES UK Tour Opens this Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

In Autumn 2014 Blackeyed Theatre Company tours Stephen MacDonald's Not About Heroes to over forty theatres across the UK . Marking the centenary of the beginning of The First World War, this major revival of MacDonald's play, about the poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, performs from 10 September until 6 December 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Pérez and Costello Heat Up San Diego Opera's Stage
by Erica Miner - Sep 8, 2014

The 'red hot' Ailyn Perez-Stephen Costello duo, having been likened to rock star couples, rarely perform together. (more...)

OneSpot Appoints Veteran Digital Strategist Sam Martin To Lead Content Strategy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ OneSpot, the content advertising company that combines content marketing with the scale and data intelligence of digital advertising, today announced the appointment of veteran digital content expertSam Martinas Senior Content Strategist. In this role, Martin will work directly with global brands to maximize the power of their content marketing efforts in concert with OneSpot's award-winning content marketing platform. (more...)

TCG Announces SPARK Leadership Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the ten participants in the SPARK Leadership Program, one of the programs in TCG's Leading the Charge: Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, SPARK will create a more diverse theatre landscape by supporting the professional development of exceptional rising leaders of color who aim to take on executive leadership positions in artistic, management or producing roles at U.S. not-for-profit theatres. (more...)

Usher Joins Scholastic to Launch 'Open a World of Possible' Initiative for Kids
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Scholastic, the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, today announced that Usher is joining with the company to launch a new 'Open a World of Possible' initiative, designed to elevate the importance and joy of reading for all children. (more...)

Theatrical Outfit to Present MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA!, 10/9-22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Theatrical Outfit continues its 'Season of Compassion' with the poignant and meaningful drama My Children! My Africa!, written by South-African-born playwright Athol Fugard who won a Tony Award for lifetime achievement in 2011. This is the 38th season for Theatrical Outfit, the second-oldest professional theater company in Atlanta, and the home of stories that stir the soul. (more...)

NOLI ME TANGERE OPERA Manila Offers Student Tickets at PHP 500 Only
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 7, 2014

Jose Rizal, who wrote the 1887 classic romantic novel 'Noli Me Tangere' ('Touch Me Not'), which inspired the creation of 1957 opera of the same name--the country's first full-length grand opera--was a staunch advocate for education. For that same reason: educating and interacting with young Filipino students, international producers Loida Nicolas Lewis, Jerry Sibal, and Edwin Josue are staging the opera, which has already been seen in Chicago, New York City, and Washington, D.C., at Resorts World Manila's Newport Performing Arts Theater (Newport Boulevard, Newport City Pasay) from Friday, September 12, to Sunday, September 28. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Susan Galbraith Talks Upcoming Unique Production Of KAFKA'S METAMORPHOSIS
by Jennifer Perry - Sep 7, 2014

Susan Galbraith, director and adapter of the upcoming Alliance for New-Music Theatre production of 'Kafka's Metamorphosis,' shares a little bit about an exciting new look at an iconic story. (more...)

PTAs and Schools Nationwide to Start the Arts During National Arts in Education Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

To raise awareness of the value the arts bring to a high-quality, comprehensive education, PTAs and schools nationwide will be hosting a variety of events and activities from Sept. 15 through 19 as part of PTA Start the Arts Week. The weeklong initiative is designed to celebrate the arts, spotlight the importance of arts education, and encourage participation in arts programs and activities. The timing of the week honors National Arts in Education Week as designated by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. PTA Start the Arts Week also kicks off the 2014-2015 National PTA Reflections arts in education program. (more...)

Weber State University English Professor Hal Crimmel Releases DESERT WATER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

OGDEN, Utah, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The following is being released by Weber State University Lindquist College of Arts and Humanities: (more...)

The National Theatre Releases Over 100,000 New Tickets for CURIOUS INCIDENT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Over 100,000 new tickets are released for sale today (15 September 2014) for the National Theatre's acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Timetaking bookings at the Gielgud Theatre to 23 May 2015. (more...)

Birmingham Repertory Theatre to Present OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men is to be brought to life in a major new production at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from October 10 - November 1 (press night Tuesday, October 14). (more...)

Naked Girls Reading to Celebrate Fifth Anniversary with BOOKENDS, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Celebrate five years of New York's 'Best Story Hour' (The Village Voice Best of NY) as Naked Girls Reading presents BOOKENDS. Join your favorite readers-in-the-buff to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the New York City branch of Naked Girls Reading at this very special literary event, as the Naked Girls share the first and last writings by their most beloved authors! (more...)

Samuel French Launches The 1830 Club
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Samuel French, the world's oldest theatrical publishing and licensing company, has announced their new customer rewards program: THE 1830 CLUB. Named for the year in which the company was founded, the new program allows members to earn discounts each time they shop on the Samuel French website. (more...)

BWW Reviews: August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS Strums at No Rules Theatre Co.
by Keith Tittermary - Sep 15, 2014

The late August Wilson is one of America's greatest playwrights. From the early 1980s up until his death in 2005, Wilson wrote 10 plays, each encompassing African American life in a different decade focusing on the same Pittsburgh neighborhood, with Ma Rainey's Black Bottom being the sole play to occur outside of Pittsburgh. These 10 plays when put together are known as The Pittsburgh Cycle or Century Cycle, and is considered some of the 10 best plays ever written by an American playwright. (more...)

Pinchas Zukerman to Replace Hilary Hahn for BSO Concerts, 9/18-21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) regrets to announce that due to muscle strain, Hilary Hahn has cancelled her engagement with the Orchestra slated for this Thursday, September 18 at The Music Center at Strathmore, and Friday, September 19 and Sunday, September 21 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. In her place, the BSO and Music Director Marin Alsop welcome Pinchas Zukerman, internationally acclaimed Israeli violinist, violist and conductor. (more...)

Royal New Zealand Ballet NamesFrancesco Ventriglia New Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to announce the appointment of 36 year old Italian Francesco Ventriglia as the company's new artistic director. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

So how do you sell a show that was conceived and first staged more than 50 years ago--an opera at that --to a younger audience who probably haven't even heard of Verdi, Puccini, or Maria Callas? The much-awaited return of the Filipino stage classic seems to be tackling just that. (more...)

Theatre Raymond Kabbaz Presents West Coast Premiere of MOLIERE MALGRE MOI, 10/08
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

Theatre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) is proud to present the West Coast Premiere of Moliere malgre moi (Moliere in Spite of Myself), a one-man show starring French actor Francis Perrin, on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Famous for playing such characters as Scapin, Alceste, and Philinte at the Comedie Francaise, Perrin's performance will lead the audience through Moliere's life and career, linking his plays to his personal life, and presenting short sequences from Moliere's best known creations. The play will be presented in French with projected English subtitles. (more...)

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, Starring Nicole Ari Parker and Esau Pritchett, Opens Tonight at the McCarter Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

From Egypt and England to South Africa, backstage, and beyond -The Tony Award-Winning McCarter Theatre Center takes audiences around the world for its 2014-2015 season. The season begins with a new adaptation of William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, opening tonight, September 12, and running through October 5, 2014. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group to Premiere POE at Unicorn Theatre, 10/2-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group presents POE, a world premiere at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. Opening Night is October 4 at 8pm. Preview performances begin on October 2 at 7pm and the production closes October 26 at 2pm. (more...)

Opera Parallèle Announces 2014-2015 Season, Featuring DEAD MAN WALKING and HEART OF DARKNESS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Founder and Artistic Director Nicole Paiement has announced details of Opera Parallèle's 2014--2015 season, which will feature the premiere of a new production of Jake Heggie's acclaimed Dead Man Walking--marking the 15th anniversary of one of the most widely performed operas of the 21st century--and the U.S. premiere of vibrant composer Tarik O'Regan's Heart of Darkness. Both operas, based on significant literary works, plumb the depths of human emotion, resilience, fortitude, hope and redemption, making them ideal subjects for the operatic stage and for Opera Parallèle's brand of story-telling and rich exploration of the human experience in provocative and intense stagings. Both original Opera Parallèle productions will be led by Paiement on the podium, with production design and direction by Opera Parallèle Creative Director Brian Staufenbiel and members of the creative team responsible for OP's acclaimed productions of Orphée, The Great Gatsby, Ainadamar, and Trouble in Tahiti. (more...)

ONCE UPON A TIME VERONICA and More Set for MoMA Film Series, Now thru 9/26
by Movies News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The Museum of Modern Art has announced its upcoming film programs and screenings. Details below! (more...)

Sherman Alexie, author-poet-screenwriter, to Present at Scottsdale Community College September 18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Nationally and internationally renowned author, poet and screenwriter Sherman Alexie will speak at Scottsdale Community College Thursday, Sept. 18 as part of the school's American Indian Program (AIP) speaker series. (more...)

Amrik Binapal Announces ABSOLUTE TRUTH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

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Composer Mason Bates Joins San Francisco Conservatory of Music Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music has announced the appointment of composer Mason Bates to its composition faculty. One of the most widely-performed symphonic composers of his generation, Bates is known for writing innovative, classically-conceived orchestral works that incorporate techniques derived from his career as a DJ and techno artist, such as electronic sounds and samples performed on drumpad and laptop. SFCM welcomes Bates as it expands its curriculum in traditional composition to encompass music technology and composing for film, games and other media. (more...)

SlimBodyXpress Launches the "Next Generation" of Body Contouring
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Women and men across the country have been searching for a way to slim, tighten, and tone their body shape without a cosmetic surgery procedure like liposuction or without the cost, time or discomfort seen with coolsculpting, radio frequency or liposonix. While hundreds of products are on the market claiming to do just that, a new technology that produces measurable results based on science has just been introduced in the Coachella Valley, California at Desert Health & Wellness ( This new technology, SlimBodyXpress, is a combination of two FDA approved therapies - infrared therapy and Cellulite EMS that delivers completely noninvasive fat removal, inch loss and cellulite reduction as well as toning, firming and tightening. 'The word 'revolutionary' gets thrown around a lot in the field of aesthetic medicine, especially in the context of laser and light-based treatments,' notes Dr. Ron Ristaino, DC, founder of Desert Health & Wellness. 'But after carefully reviewing the scientific studies and available Literature, and seeing the system in action, I can wholeheartedly say that SlimBodyXpress is a revolutionary treatment for my patients who want to enhance their body shape without going under the knife.' In their clinical studies, patients receiving SlimBodyXpress, on average lost up to 16 inches and up to 6 clothing sizes in a very short period of time. The science behind this Coachella Valley body contouring technique is sound,' says Dr. Ron Ristaino. 'It may be hard for some people to believe, but science is now able to shape the body without surgery, without a strict diet, and without a rigorous exercise routine. The procedure requires no anesthesia or incisions, and within less than an hour in most cases your treatment session will be finished and you'll be able to carry on with your day.' The SlimBodyXpress device causes the formation of what is called a 'transitory pore' in the membrane of a fat cell. Through this pore, fat from the cell is released into the body, where it is safely carried away by the body's own natural cleansing process. Surgical extraction of the fat is not required. 'Because there's no need to break up and suction out the fat cells, as with a traditional liposuction procedure, aftereffects like swelling, bruising, and temporary soreness in the treated areas are eliminated,' says Dr. Ristaino. 'A series of treatments is required over several weeks, but patients are finding that this time commitment is a small sacrifice for the long-term body contouring benefits the treatment can provide.' At Desert Health & Wellness (www.SlimBodyXpress), Dr. Ron Ristaino and staff offer innovative body contouring techniques. They also perform other popular non-invasive procedures including non-invasive microcurrent facelifts. About SlimBodyXpress SlimBodyXpress is a unique total body system, developed for the medical, health and wellness industry. In a relatively short time, the SlimBodyXpress Non-Invasive System is becoming incredibly sought after and respected not only in spas around the globe, but also in medical offices, salons, and wellness centers. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Welcome the Cab Calloway Orchestra, 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Red-hot jazz, wine and art will kick off Ridgefield's The Big Read initiative when the Cab Calloway Orchestra comes to town on Friday, October 10, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg to Headline at Ridgefield Playhouse, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Star of screen, stage and TV, the incomparable Whoopi Goldberg is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, October 11, at 8:30 p.m. (more...)

WOMEN! Set for the Italian American Museum, 9/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Live Theater at the Italian American Museum in NYC continues with WOMEN! on Saturday September 27th at 7.30 PM and Sunday September 28th at 6.00 PM. (more...)

DIVORCE ITALIAN STYLE and THE MAN FROM THE SOUTH Set for the Italian American Museum NYC, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

For the first time in New York City, an Italian 'masterpiece' movie featuring world-known actor Marcello Mastroianni and a live 'monologue' performance (script by Aldo Nicolaj) are presented together, for a soiree inspired by extraordinary 'passion'. (more...)

Matrix Theatre Company Launches Hostel Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Matrix Theatre Company is introducing Hostel Theatre to provide a venue for those independent theatre makers that don't have one of their own. The schedule for Hostel Theatre runs from September 19 - October 12 and features BoxFest Detroit, Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company, and RUMPUSROOM, three of Detroit's professional theatres, and Jasmine Rivera, an award-winning filmmaker. For those interested in renting Matrix Theatre Company's space, contact Megan Buckley-Ball, Artistic Director, at 313 967 0999 ext. 4. (more...)

Fox Cities P.A.C. & AASD to Offer Educator Workshops During 2014-15 School Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The 2014-15 school year marks the third year the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center and Appleton Area School District (AASD) are participating in the Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. This partnership allows the Center and AASD to create professional development opportunities to help teachers use the arts as a catalyst for creative energy in every curricular area. The Classroom Connections Teacher Workshops are open to all Wisconsin educators on a first-come, first serve basis. (more...)

She Bop Hosts Reading with Rachel Kramer Bussel, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014


BE HAPPY BE MORMON Gets Second Performance at United Solo Fest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Fabulous Black Sheep, Kimball Allen, gets a second performance of his bestselling Off-Broadway One-Man Show 'Be Happy Be Mormon' at United Solo Festival, NYC. (more...)

Urban Stages' 31st Season to Include SHATTER, WINTER RHYTHMS 2014 & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director of Urban Stages, today announced the 2014-'15 season which will launch with the American Premiere of the award-winning drama Shatter by prolific Canadian playwright Trina Davies. (more...)

SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE!, SPOT and More Set for Orpheum Theatre's 2014-15 Family Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Orpheum Theatre announces its 2014-2015 Family Series. This incredible season consists of five highly entertaining and energetic family-friendly productions. (more...)

TCG Publishes Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize Winning Play THE FLICK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of Annie Baker's The Flick, the 2014 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play, which will be available in paperback and hardcover, premiered at Playwrights Horizons in New York, NY in 2013 and is slated to receive a commercial run in the near future. (more...)

'BEYOND WORDS: Tanya Tagaq and Severn Cullis-Suzuki' Set for the Chan Centre in Vancouver, Oct 16-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Vancouver, BC - The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents environmental activist Severn Cullis-Suzuki and celebrated Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq on October 16 & 17, 2014 at 7:30pm, as part of the Beyond Words series at the Telus Studio Theatre. This original collaboration masterfully combines words and music -- Tagaq will be joined on stage by acclaimed violinist, Jesse Zubot - to address a pressing range of political, ecological, and cultural issues. (more...)

Mills Products Inks Contract for Maytag Appliance Handles
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Metal fabricator Mills Products Incorporated has signed a multi-year agreement with Whirlpool Corporation to fabricate Maytag brand handles for the appliance manufacturer's most current suite of consumer-grade refrigerators and oven ranges. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Gamm Opens Season with Riveting Solo Show GROUNDED
by Robert Barossi - Sep 10, 2014

'With Literature, human beings have invented a way of enabling us to try out and weigh up the possibilities of action and thought.' That excellent quote by author Michael Rosen also sums up the essential quality of live theater. It allows the audience to actually experience a moment in time, a moment in the life of a person or people, and share in that moment. Not only share in it, but truly live it and feel it. Grounded, the first play of the Gamm's 30th season, perfectly accomplishes this feat, giving the audience an entirely real experience, allowing us to live inside the mind of a person and become one with their actions and thoughts. (more...)

Antioch University Offers Bachelor's Completion Programs Online
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Antioch University now offers five completely online degree completion programs at the bachelor's level. Designed for adults with an associate's degree or some undergraduate college credit, these programs offer a convenient, affordable, and high-quality alternative to a traditional bachelor's degree program. (more...)

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