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Photo Flash: Tony Danza Celebrates PAL's Summer Playstreets Opening
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

On Wednesday, July 9, 2014, the Police Athletic League celebrated 100 years of PAL with the opening of the 2014 Summer Playstreets Program. Hundreds of children gathered on a PAL Playstreet at West 151st in Manhattan to play classic street games including marbles, skelly, hopscotch, traditional Double Dutch jump rope, Nok Hockey and the NYPD provided a portable rock climbing wall. Children cooled off under a fire hydrant opened by PAL Chairman Robert M. Morgenthau. Scroll down for photos of new PAL board member Tony Danza and more at the event! (more...)

CT Free Shakespeare to Present AS YOU LIKE IT, 7/30-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

1969. Protests. Love-ins. Woodstock. The height of a counter-culture movement-and the perfect time in which to set a 400 year old play according to Ellen Lieberman, Artistic Director of CT Free Shakespeare. For its 15th season, the company will present As You Like It, one of William Shakespeare's greatest comedies--and some say his silliest. It is also Shakespeare's most musical play, and this adaptation features soul-stirring songs from the 60's. (more...)

Collaboraction to Bring CRIME SCENE CHICAGO to Four Neighborhoods Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Collaboraction returns this summer to incite change on a hyperlocal level by embedding its smash hit, docu-drama live theater experience Crime Scene Chicago in four different Chicago neighborhoods on four consecutive weekends in August: (more...)

Strengthening the Internet for Free Expression and Innovation the Focus of Aspen Institute Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Leaders and experts from the public and private sectors will meet to discuss innovative ways to strengthen the Internet to promote free expression, personal choice and a secure and vibrant economy at a roundtable discussion next month in Aspen, Colorado. The event, taking place August 10-13, will be streamed live at (more...)

Gemma Bodinetz to Direct Bristol Old Vic's JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Artistic Director Gemma Bodinetz will direct Sean O'Casey's Juno and the Paycock in a major co-production with Bristol Old Vic. The cast will be led by Niamh Cusack as the eponymous Juno and Des McAleer as her husband Jack Boyle. The production is at Bristol Old Vic from 5 to 27 September before moving to the Liverpool Playhouse from 1 to 18 October. (more...)

Asheville Mayor Declares 7/18 'ACA DAY'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Co-founders Abby Felder and Robbie Jaeger announce that In honor of the cultural contributions made by Asheville Creative Arts (ACA), July 18, 2014 was declared 'ACA Day' by Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer. Asheville City Council Member Cecil Bothwell attended the opening production of CHARLOTTE'S WEB to read the Mayor's proclamation from the stage, which encouraged audience members to commemorate the occasion with celebration and revelry. (more...)

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia to Bring Eric Carle's Beloved Stories to Life in Atlanta, 8/5-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

In their first appearance at the Center, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia brings some of Eric Carle's beloved stories to life through the magic of blacklight and fanciful puppets. "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" eats an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly, while high up in the sky "Little Cloud" playfully transforms into various shapes including a sheep, an airplane, a shark and more. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Bloodstone' Episode of CBS's RECKLESS
by - Jul 22, 2014

On the next episode of CBS's RECKLESS titled 'Bloodstone,' Jamie dedicates herself to clearing the name of a pro bono client wrongfully accused of murder, and enlists Roy's help with the case. (more...)

Student-Run Organization Kids' Cabaret Begins Run of SEUSSICAL on 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Kids' Cabaret is a non-profit organization that allows today's youth to immerse themselves in the arts of theater, music, and dance. Kids' Cabaret is a summer musical theater program based in Hingham, Massachusetts where kids are given the opportunity to perform in a full-length musical. This summer, they are putting on SEUSSICAL! (more...)

10,000 South Carolinians Participate in The Fit Family Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

More than 10,000 South Carolinians deserve a huge pat on the back for making a commitment to a healthier, more active lifestyle by exercising more than 2.65 million minutes from May 15 - July 10th. (more...)

Cisco to Establish a Global IoE Innovation Center in Barcelona
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

BARCELONA, SPAIN - Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) and Barcelona City Council today announced plans to open a Cisco Global IoE Innovation Center in Barcelona. The Innovation Center will provide a platform for research, technological development and new market opportunities related to the Internet of Everything for smart cities. (more...)

Hello NYC Ready for Landrush Phase of .NYC Domains
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Hello NYC, an official registration service for .NYC domains, has announced that the site is ready and receiving orders for the Landrush phase of the .NYC domain registration launch. Landrush phase is an early bird access stage for all New Yorkers that allows anyone the possibility of requesting a .NYC domain name before the general public rollout of the domains, scheduled for Oct 8. For the first time, anyone in New York City has the ability to own a digital piece of the city, by purchasing a domain ending in .NYC ( (more...)

New book 'The New Kid' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Claremore, OK (more...)

Scoop: RECKLESS on CBS - Sunday, August 10, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 22, 2014

Get all the scoop on RECKLESS, airing on CBS on Sunday, August 10, 2014! (more...)

EDINBURGH 2014: Natalie O'Donoghue's Theatre Picks!
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 21, 2014

Reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue's theatre picks of the Fringe 2014. See if you agree, and add your comments and thoughts! Follow her coverage here throughout the festival. (more...)

Maria Hinojosa to Host Documentary Series AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Launching in fall 2014, AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS is the first national series to examine the new American mainstream-with its growing numbers of Asians, Latinos, African Americans (more...)

Thousands Expected in Ferndale for 18th Annual Pub Crawl, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

The largest and longest-running annual pub crawl in Michigan happens again in Ferndale on the last Friday in July. One of the most popular and anticipated nights of summer, the Annual Ferndale Pub Crawl is a walking tour of local pubs, clubs and restaurants that has raised money for non profit organizations since 1996. (more...)

Scoop: ANIMATION DOMINATION on FOX - Saturday, July 26, 2014
by - Jul 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on ANIMATION DOMINATION, airing on FOX on Saturday, July 26, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: FAMILY GUY on FOX - Sunday, July 27, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on FAMILY GUY, airing on FOX on Sunday, July 27, 2014! (more...)

Vice President Joe Biden Visits UST Global's STEM Initiative Step IT Up America in Detroit
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Accompanying the Vice President was Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks Kicks Off 2014 Summer Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST), the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District and Boeing partner to present the annual citywide summer tradition, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks. This summer, 26 performances of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream travel to 18 neighborhood parks across Chicago, FREE FOR ALL, now through August 17, 2014. Scroll down for photos from the event so far! (more...)

Allegheny Health Network Psychologist among Panelists at Senate Staff Briefing In Support of Legislation to Help Patients with Mental Health, Addiction Disorders
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

An Allegheny Health Network psychologist is one of three behavioral health specialists invited by the American Psychological Association (APA) to participate as panelists in a Senate staff briefing sponsored by the Behavioral Health Information Technology Coalition on Tuesday, July 22 at noon in Washington, D.C. (more...)

Everyman & Playhouse Names Nick Bagnall as New Associate Director, Lindsey Alvis as Producer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse have appointed director Nick Bagnall as their first permanent Associate Director. Bagnall joins the company following the success of The Last Days of Troy at Royal Exchange, Manchester and Shakespeare's Globe. The theatre's artistic team will also be bolstered by the appointment of Lindsey Alvis, who was previously with Headlong, as Producer. (more...)

Monty Python's SPAMALOT to Open 7/29 at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Join the quest for the Holy Grail July 29-August 3 with Monty Python's Spamalot. Based on the classic film comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," Spamalot is the award-winning Broadway musical that took the Tony Awards by storm in 2005. (more...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY's Marcus Stevens Visits Upper Darby Summer Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

Marcus Stevens, presently starring in "Forbidden Broadway: Comes Out Swinging," made a special appearance in Drexel Hill, PA yesterday to meet the cast and enjoy his musical, "Elliot and the Magic Bed." Stevens wrote the book and lyrics for "Elliot" and Brian Lowdermilk, one half of the successful singer-songwriting duo, Kerrigan-Lowdermilk, composed the music and wrote the lyrics with Stevens. The musical was originally commissioned for Upper Darby Summer Stage in 2003. (more...)

Ilitch Organization Shares Bold Vision for Building World-Class, Mixed-Use Sports and Entertainment District in Detroit
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

Olympia Development of Michigan today announced plans for a sweeping transformation of dozens of underutilized blocks between downtown and midtown Detroit into a world-class Sports and Entertainment District. The project will connect existing and new development efforts in downtown and midtown Detroit along Woodward Avenue with five walkable, livable mixed-use District neighborhoods. (more...)

SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR. Returns to Upper Darby Summer Stage, 7/30-8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The 60-minute performances of "Schoolhouse Rock LIVE! Jr." will take place on July 30, 31 and August 1 at 10:30 a.m. and on July 31 at 7:30 p.m. The shows are performed at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill, just minutes from the Main Line and Center City. Parking is free. Tickets are $7 - $10 and can be purchased online at or by calling the box office: 610.622.1189. Children are invited to come early for fun pre-show activities and stay after the show to meet cast members. "Schoolhouse Rock, LIVE! Jr." is ideal for ages four and up and free babysitting is available for those who are too young to enjoy the show quietly. (more...)

by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Jul 18, 2014


Jessica Goldman Runs 3,400 Miles in 90 Days for Brain Injury Awareness
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Vienna, VA (more...)

Pianos In The Parks Launches A Community Campaign To Celebrate Puget Sound's Love For Outdoors And Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Today, notable local government, arts, community and business leaders unite to launch Pianos in the Parks, a summer campaign from July 17 to August 17, encouraging Puget Sound residents to discover 32,000+ acres of City of Seattle and King County parks and open spaces through the power of music and art. Pianos in the Parks is being underwritten by Laird Norton Wealth Management, and was created in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, King County Parks, the Seattle Symphony, KEXP, Gage Academy of Art, City of Music, and Classic Pianos. (more...)

Mad Cat Theatre to Present Superbolt's CENTRALIA, 8/14-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Mad Cat Theatre Company will present Centralia written by Superbolt Theatre. Mad Cat's Artistic Director, Paul Tei first became aware of Superbolt Theatre in the summer of 2012 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival when Mad Cat's production of Going Green the Wong Way, by Kristina Wong was also being presented. (more...)

TeleTech Announces New Customer Experience Site in Jonesboro, Arkansas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

DENVER, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (TTEC), a leading global provider of analytics-driven, technology-enabled customer engagement solutions, today announced its expansion in Arkansas with a new customer experience site in Jonesboro. The announcement, in conjunction with the Grand Opening of TeleTech's first Arkansas center in Sherwood yesterday, affirms TeleTech's commitment to supporting employment opportunities in Arkansas and in the U.S. (more...)

AT&T and Town of Carrboro Reach Agreement to Deploy Up to 1 Gigabit Network
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

CARRBORO, N.C., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Town officials ratified an agreement with AT&T* to bring ultra-fast Internet access to residents and businesses in Carrboro. AT&T will provide U-verse with AT&T GigaPower over a fiber network with speeds capable of up to 1 gigabit per second. (more...)

Hunter Foster, Mamie Parris, Katie Thompson and More Star in Encores! Off-Center's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Pump Boys and Dinettes, the final production of the 2014 Encores! Off-Center series, stars Jordan Dean, Hunter Foster, Mamie Parris, Randy Redd, Katie Thompson and Lorenzo Wolff. Pump Boys, running today, July 16, through the 19th, is directed by Lear deBessonet and choreographed by Danny Mefford. Jeanine Tesori is the Encores! Off-Center artistic director; Chris Fenwick is the music director. (more...)

Pianist Ilya Yakushev to Perform RHAPSODY IN BLUE at Deer Valley; Jose Feghali Withdraws Due to Illness
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Pianist Ilya Yakushev will replace guest pianist Jose Feghali, who had to withdraw due to illness, for the Utah Symphony performance on Friday, July 18 at 7:30 PM at the Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater in Park City. He will perform George Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue' with the Utah Symphony. (more...)

CIRCUS ORANGE, Jay Pharoah, Spoon River Rochester and More Highlight 2014 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, Running 9/18-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival announced its third annual lineup this morning for the September 18-27, 2014 event in and around downtown Rochester's East End. Fringe 2014 will include more than 380 shows of all genres in 28 venues that range from parked cars to the return of the Magic Crystal Spiegeltent. (more...)

BYD Company Announces First Factory in Brazil
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

BYD Founder and Chairman, Mr. Wang Chuanfu stated, 'BYD chose Campinas because of this city's spirit of innovation and their goal of building a cleaner society. Along with the buses and batteries, our dream is to build solar panels and energy storage systems here to help the region achieve their zero emissions goals.” In addition to the 32,000m2 and 20,000m2 manufacturing facilities on campus, BYD also plans to open a Research & Development center for their Photovoltaic, Smart-Grid and LED Lighting businesses in the second phase of site development. The Mayor of Campinas, Jonas Donizette pointed out, 'BYD fits very well in our City's quest to attract investments, it is a company that produces goods and technologies related to the use of renewable energies, and also operates in key segments for the future of cities with sustainable urban mobility plans.” This sentiment was echoed by many, including the President of Invest Saint Paul, Luciano Almeida, “In February of this year, we visited BYD in China and observed cutting edge technology and the quality of their products. The arrival of BYD in the State strengthens the role of St. Paul to always be at the forefront of new technologies.” (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Rick Faugno has joined the cast of the world premiere of REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER, a new musical with book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jonsson. Performances will begin July 31st, with the official Opening Night on Wednesday, August 13th at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane (just a few steps from Sixth Ave., one block south of W. 3rd St.) (more...)

Noah Falstein, Trip Hawkins and Peter Marx to Keynote Serious Play Conference July 22 – 24 at USC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Falstein will talk about how new technologies will soon revolutionize development of new games for training, health and education. A professional game developer since 1980, Falstein was an early hire at LucasArts, 3DO, and Dreamworks Interactive. He freelanced for 17 years on entertainment and serious games before joining Google in 2013. (more...)

Texas Precious Metals Reports 1H14 Gross Revenue of $74.9M
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Texas Precious Metals (TPM) suffered the effects of weaker demand in the precious metals market in the first two quarters of 2014, posting sales of $74.9M for 1H14, down from $85M in 2H13. The company sold 36,738 ounces of gold (up from 32,855 in 2H13), and 1.16M ounces of silver (down from 1.48M in 2H13). Sales of the company's 1 oz "Texas Silver Round" remained strong at 283,063 ounces. (more...)

FirstWorks and Providence's Department of Art, Culture + Tourism to Celebrate Ten Years of Partnership with Urban Carnavale, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

FirstWorks and the City of Providence today announced the line-up of artists from across the globe for the FirstWorks Urban Carnevale. The Urban Carnevale is a celebratory evening of music, spectacle, art, and food capping four days of activities celebrating FirstWorks 10th Anniversary. The free public celebration brings the world to Providence with never-seen-here-before performances from Australia, Italy, Morocco, Mali, and Rhode Island on Saturday, September 20, 2014, starting at 5:00 PM in Providence's City Center, Kennedy Plaza. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Look Back on Prolific Career of Maestro Lorin Maazel
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 14, 2014

As BWW reported earlier today, renowned conductor, violinist and composer Lorin Maazel passed away yesterday, July 13th at the age of 84 due to complications of pneumonia. (more...)

THE COLBERT REPORT to Welcome NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, 7/16
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City will make his first appearance as a guest on “The Colbert Report” this Wednesday, July 16 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Scoop: THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT'S EPIC on CBS - Saturday, July 19, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 14, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT'S EPIC, airing on CBS on Saturday, July 19, 2014! (more...)

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre to Present MID-LIFE 2! (THE CRISIS CONTINUES), Begin. 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Brand new and hot off the press, Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of MID-LIFE 2! (The Crisis Continues) from July 16 - August 17, 2014. (more...)

New-York Historical Society Sets Aug 2014 Bryant Park Reading Room Talks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The New-York Historical Society has announced its upcoming events at the Bryant Park Reading Room in August 2014. Details below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE MUSIC MAN at Dutch Apple is a Bright, Lively Take on Tradition
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 13, 2014

Brian Enzman gives the old classic a fresh look and feel, with some spectacular staging. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JPAC's BIG FISH, Running 7/25-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Jedlicka Performing Arts Center concludes its 2013-14 season with the new Broadway musical BIG FISH with music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Andrew Lippa, book by esteemed screenwriter John August, directed by Artistic Director Dante J. Orfei, music direction by John Warren and choreography by Dina DiCostanzo. BIG FISH will play July 25 - August 9, 2014 at the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central Ave. in Cicero. Tickets are available at or by calling (708) 656-1800. The press performances are Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

bergenPAC to Offer Sneak Peek of the Performing Arts School's CATS, 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Don't miss Englewood Night Out on Tuesday July 15th where bergenPAC takes the stage to the streets- be the first to get a sneak peak preview of the Performing Arts School's production of Cats. Also performing on the bergenPAC sponsored stage will be New Jersey based bands Larry Stevens and then The Great Fraud. (more...)

MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Presents LI'L ABNER, 8/1 - 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

It's a typical day in Dogpatch, U.S.A., but life is about to get wackier than usual. M & M Stage brings the rip-roaring, foot-stomping 1950s musical "Li'l Abner" to life at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre Fridays, Aug. 1 and 8 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Aug. 2 and 9 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Aug. 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. (more...)

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