Merlin
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Mark Hellinger Theatre (New York, NY)
237 West 51st St.
New York, NY
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Merlin was a musical based on a concept by popular illusionist Doug Henning and Barbara De Angelis, written by Richard Levinson and William Link, with music (and incidental music) written by Elmer Bernstein and lyrics by Don Black.

Merlin opened on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on February 13, 1983 and closed on August 7, 1983 after 199 performances and 69 previews. It was directed by Ivan Reitman and choreographed by Christopher Chadman and Billy Wilson. The cast included Henning as Merlin, Chita Rivera as an evil sorceress and, in supporting roles, newcomer Nathan Lane and a young Christian Slater.

Merlin Entertainments Signs Master Service Agreement with accesso
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

LONDON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ accesso Technology Group plc (AIM: ACSO), the premier technology solutions provider to the global attractions and leisure industry, today announced the signing of a Master Service Agreement with Merlin Entertainments plc, Europe's number one, and the world's second-largest visitor attractions operator. (more...)

Meet the Cast of West End's MISS SAIGON; Returns May 3, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Miss Saigon, currently booking for performances through to Saturday 25th October 2014, will make its highly anticipated return to the West End on Saturday 3 May 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in the musical's 25th anniversary year. Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's epic musical has played in 300 cities in 15 different languages, winning awards around the world since the sensational record-breaking run at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane 25 years ago. This epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI Chris--but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. Meet the full company below! (more...)

Merlin Awarded $48M VA Cyber Security Contract for Antivirus, Anti-Spyware and HIPs Solution
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

VIENNA, VA - Merlin International, a leading cyber security and IT solutions provider to the federal government, today announced that the company has been awarded an enterprise-wide contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs for an Antivirus, Host Intrusion Prevention (HIPs), and Anti-Spyware/Malware solution. This is a five (5) year contract with one (1) base year and four (4) option years. Over the course of the award, the VA may acquire $21 million in technologies from Merlin including key solution components from McAfee as well as infrastructure and storage components from NetApp, Cisco and F5 networks. (more...)

Artists Advance from Night Four of Battle Rounds on NBC's THE VOICE
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Last night on NBC's The Voice, the artists went into head-to-head battles against one of their own teammates for the right to remain on their team - and one artists was stolen by other coaches. (more...)

NBC Sets Summer Slate: AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, TAXI BROOKLYN, WORKING THE ENGELS & More
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Continuing NBC's summer dominance, which for the past three years has been led by 'America's Got Talent,' the network spreads its wings to bring a content-rich summer schedule to build off strong anchor shows that also include the emerging hit 'American Ninja Warrior' and returning favorite 'Last Comic Standing.' (more...)

accesso Broadens Ticketing Operations for Europe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

LONDON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ accesso Technology Group plc (AIM: ACSO), the premier technology solutions provider to the global attractions and leisure industry, announced today the extension of its service footprint for the accesso Passport ticketing suite into Europe with the addition of a United Kingdom based data center, recruitment of local technical and support staff and integration with key European payment processing solutions. (more...)

Sprite Films to Unveil 2014 Class of Talented Student Filmmakers & Original Short Films
by Movies News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

The call for scripts was issued and students from 23 colleges and universities across the country responded. The limelight now shines on the finalists. (more...)

accesso Expands in Europe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ accesso (AIM:ACSO), the premier technology solutions provider to the global attractions and leisure industry, has signed an agreement with Compagnies des Alpes (CDA) to provide the accesso Passport eCommerce solution for its parks in Belgium and Holland Walibi Belgium, Bellewaerde Park, Aqualibi Belgium, Walibi Holland and Dolfinarium. The accesso Passport eCommerce solution will support a variety of languages including French, German, Dutch and English. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Anchorage - Week of 3/02/2014
by BWW - Mar 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/02/2014 for Anchorage (more...)

Illusionist Brad Ross to Bring Family Fun to Centenary Stage, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

After a sold out performance last year, the Merlin Award Winner for 'Best International Family Entertainer' returns to the Centenary Stage. The Illusionary Magic of Brad Ross is back with some brand new tricks on Sunday, April 13 at 2pm in the Lackland Center. (more...)

FENCES, ARTHUR AND THE TALE OF THE RED DRAGON, STELLA & LOU and More Set for People's Light's 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

People's Light & Theatre has announced its 40th Anniversary Season that celebrates the passion and artistry that created and sustained our company. The season includes one world premiere, two regional premieres, and one Philadelphia premiere. Nationally acclaimed artists Mary McDonnell, David Strathairn, and Victor Williams will join longtime company members and various newcomers on our stages. They will perform iconic works by August Wilson, Anton Chekhov, and Neil Simon, new plays by Bruce Graham, Bill Cain, and Jessica Dickey, and our new holiday panto by Pete Pryor and Samantha Bellomo. We will transport audiences to Merlin's Middle Ages, Ranyevskaya's changing Russia, 19th & 21st Century Gettysburg, and Lou's Bar in today's South Philly. (more...)

48 Artists Head to Battle Rounds on NBC's THE VOICE
by TV News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Coaches from NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice” have each selected their 12-member teams that will advance to the battle rounds phase of the competition. (more...)

Delaware North Companies Taps accesso for e-Commerce for Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ accesso (AIM:ACSO) has signed a three-year agreement with Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts at KSC, Inc. to provide e-Commerce and mobile ticketing support to the world-renowned Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. (more...)

Harry Melling's PEDDLING to Receive US Premiere at 'Brits Off Broadway', 4/23-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome HighTide Festival Theatre with the US premiere of PEDDLING, written and performed by Harry Melling, and directed by Steven Atkinson. PEDDLING begins performances on Wednesday, April 23 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 18. Press Opening is Tuesday, April 29 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra Performs Spring Concert Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2014

Two captivating displays of youthful musicality take place this month as Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra (PSYO) and Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble (PSYWE) perform an impressive range of music for their individual spring concerts. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Frank Wildhorn's ARTUS-EXCALIBUR Press Preview in Switzerland!
by Stage Tube - Mar 1, 2014

The Theater St. Gallen presents the world premiere of the musical ARTUS - Excalibur on 15 March 2014. Watch footage from the recent press preview below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 2/09/2014
by BWW - Feb 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/09/2014 for Orlando (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 2/09/2014
by BWW - Feb 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/09/2014 for Columbus (more...)

Discovery Channel to Premiere New Season of AMISH MAFIA, 2/25
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Determined to preserve peace and order in the Amish settlement of Lancaster, PA, insider Lebanon Levi and his team of men quietly exert their influence and control. In the new season of AMISH MAFIA, premiering February 25 (more...)

Barbara's and "The LEGO Movie" Team Up for New Online Sweepstakes Where Everyone Wins
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

“As a pioneer of nutritious breakfast cereals and snacks, Barbara's makes it possible for kids of all ages and their families to experience delicious, better-for-you foods, and our promotion with 'The LEGO Movie' fits perfectly with this philosophy of fostering wholesome fun for everyone from kids to adults,” said Marc Walkin, senior associate brand manager at Barbara's. “Through our partnership with 'The LEGO Movie' we're proving that fun promotions aren't limited to sugar-packed cereals, and we're excited to offer our natural and organic consumers the chance to win fantastic prizes while having a blast participating!” (more...)

Dance Fest, Women Playwrights Series and More Set for Centenary Stage, April 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

The excitement doesn't stop at Centenary Stage Company (CSC) this April and there is no fooling anyone with this great entertainment. From the continuation of the ever popular Dance Fest to the annual Women Playwrights Series to adventures in magic and mayhem, CSC has it all. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For BIRDLAND At Royal Court
by Carrie Dunn - Feb 26, 2014

The cast has been announced for Simon Stephens' new play Birdland at the Royal Court Theatre in London (3 April to 31 May - press night 9 April), which looks at fame, money and an out-of-control front man. The full cast is Nikki Amuka-Bird, Daniel Cerqueira, Yolanda Kettle, Alex Price, Charlotte Randle and Andrew Scott. (more...)

The CW Sets Season Finale Dates & Kicks Off Event Series LABYRINTH
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

The CW today announced the broadcast television premiere of the four-hour event miniseries LABYRINTH, airing across two consecutive nights on Thursday, May 22 (8:00-10:00pm ET) and concluding Friday, May 23 (8:00-10:00pm ET). (more...)

DreamWorks CEO Katzenberg Reveals 'Another Chapter in SHREK Series'
by Movies News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

A fifth SHREK movie may be on its way, four years after the most recent installment 'Shrek Forever After' was released. (more...)

Discovery Channel Premieres New Season of AMISH MAFIA Tonight
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Determined to preserve peace and order in the Amish settlement of Lancaster, PA, insider Lebanon Levi and his team of men quietly exert their influence and control. In the new season of AMISH MAFIA, premiering tonight, February 25. (more...)

Merlin Entertainments and Dreamworks Animation Go 'Ogre' the Top with All New Immersive Entertainment Experience Shrek's Far Far Away Adventure
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

POOLE, England and GLENDALE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Shrek's swamp is coming across the pond! In a new collaboration, Merlin Entertainments has teamed up with DreamWorks Animation (DWA) to create a unique themed visitor attraction based on Shrek and his friends. (more...)

DreamWorks Animation Teams with Merlin on New SHREK Attraction
by Movies News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Merlin Entertainments has teamed up with DreamWorks Animation to create a unique themed visitor attraction based on Shrek and his friends, the companies announced today. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Anchorage - Week of 2/23/2014
by BWW - Feb 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/23/2014 for Anchorage (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 2/16/2014
by BWW - Feb 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/16/2014 for Orlando (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 2/16/2014
by BWW - Feb 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/16/2014 for Columbus (more...)

The Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra and Youth Wind Ensemble to Perform in Individual Spring Concerts, 3/1 and 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Two captivating displays of youthful musicality take place next month as Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra (PSYO) and Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble (PSYWE) perform an impressive range of music for their individual spring concerts. The students are bonded more than at any other time during the year, having recently returned from winter retreats, and have prepared some challenging repertoire to perform for the community. Led by Music Director Alejandro Gutiérrez, PSYO travels for the first time to Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo, on Saturday, March 1, at 3 p.m., to perform a concert of 20th-century music by Prokofiev, John Williams, James Newton Howard, Ginastera and more. Then, the exuberant sounds of PSYWE are heard the following weekend on Sunday, March 9, at 3 p.m., in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Led by Music Director Joshua Roach, the wind ensemble performs and narrates Mussorgsky's masterwork, “Pictures at an Exhibition,” and plays exciting music by Shostakovich, Grainger, Barber and Barnes. Tickets are $12, general admission; for more information or to purchase, call (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org. (more...)

BWW Review: ABSENCE Offers Inside View of Dementia
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 13, 2014

Boston Playwrights' Theatre season concludes with Peter M. Floyd's ABSENCE, a witty and poignant exploration of a 76-year old woman's decline and the impact on her family relationships. Understudy Kippy Goldfarb stepped in and stepped up on the opening weekend for ailing Joanna Merlin and knocked it out of the park. (more...)

Erin Richards Among 4 New Cast Additions to New Series GOTHAM
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Four additional series regular roles have been cast in FOX and Warner Bros. Television's 'GOTHAM,' which has a series commitment at the network (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - NBC's New Drama Series THE NIGHT SHIFT, Coming This May
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

NBC has released the official trailer for the upcoming series THE NIGHT SHIFT, premiering on Tuesday, May 27 at 10/9c. Get a first look below! (more...)

LEGOLAND Windsor Adding Smartphone-based Queuing
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

LONDON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ accesso Technology Group plc (AIM: ACSO), the premier technology solutions provider to the global attractions and leisure industry, has signed an agreement to install its patented smartphone-based queuing solution Qsmart - at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort: a part of Merlin Entertainments Group, the world's second largest visitor attraction operator. The agreement also extends the terms of accesso's existing contract with the park for the support of Qbot, the company's handheld virtual queuing system, for an additional three years. (more...)

Imelda Staunton and Lloyd Owen Lead West End's GOOD PEOPLE - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Old Vic Productions and Hampstead Theatre Productions are delighted to announce the full cast for West End transfer of critically acclaimed Good People which will play a limited season of just ten weeks at the No?l Coward Theatre from 10th April, as previously announced. (more...)

Syfy to Premiere New Mythology Drama Series OLYMPUS in 2015
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Syfy, Reunion Pictures and Great Point Media today announced a new mythological drama series Olympus, which will take viewers into the action-packed world of humans, Gods and monsters. (more...)

Frank Wildhorn's EXCALIBUR Concept Album Hits No. 1 on iTunes, Amazon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Frank Wildhorn's Excalibur (book: Ivan Menchell; lyrics: Robin Lerner; German translation: Nina Schneider) opened to rave reviews in St. Gallen Switzerland on March 15. Today, April 3, was the release of the cast album, which hit no. 1 on both Amazon and iTunes. (more...)

Judy Greer, Katie McGrath and Lauren Lapkus Board JURASSIC WORLD
by Movies News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Judy Greer, Katie McGrath and Lauren Lapkus have signed on for Universal's JURASSIC WORLD, directed by Colin Trevorrow. No word yet on what roles the trio will play. (more...)

Production Underway on Season 2 of BBC America Fantasy Series ATLANTIS
by TV News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

BBC AMERICA's fantasy co-production, Atlantis, from the creators of Merlin and Misfits, has begun production on season two. (more...)

Jackie Hoffman, Joshua Bell & More Join FIDDLER ON THE ROOF 50th Anniversary Benefit Concert Lineup, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Joshua Bell, Frank London, Austin Pendleton and Jackie Hoffman have joined the lineup for Raising the Roof - an all-star benefit concert celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof, its Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning lyricist, Sheldon Harnick, and the 100thanniversary of The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene - on Monday, June 9th, at New York's The Town Hall. (more...)

European Arts Company to Launch UK Tour of THE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE from May 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

European Arts Company is set to tour to 43 venues in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with a new show about the libel and criminal trials of Oscar Wilde. The Trials of Oscar Wilde has been co-written with Merlin Holland who is Oscar Wilde's grandson and author of 'Irish Peacock and Scarlet Marquess: The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde'. (more...)

MerlinOne DAM Gets Thumbs Up for Its New Merlin X Release
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

John Leckie, executive producer at World Vision digital media centre commented,' You folks rock! what a lot of work that you have done with Merlin X and it's a thumbs up from me.' (more...)

Bob Garrett Joins Liquidnet as Head of Technology
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

“Technology is at the core of all that we do for our community of 740 of the world's leading asset managers. We continue to accelerate the growth of our businesses including the rollout of new technologies and solutions, expanding into fixed income and opening up new markets. We are very excited to bring Bob on board at this point in our expansion,” commented Kelly. “Bob is a proven technology leader who stood out for his extensive technical expertise, industry knowledge, and his varied experience at large and smaller firms. He has the right skillset and he will be a strong partner in collaborating with our business leaders to help us achieve our strategic and tactical goals.” (more...)

Leroy Merlin Deploys Pricer ESL Across All Its Stores – Estimated Value SEK 130M
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

France's largest DIY and home improvement chain – Leroy Merlin will install Pricer's (STO:PRICB) system in all its 121 stores by the end of 2015. 35 store installations are planned for 2014 and the rest during 2015. The project value is estimated at SEK 130M (USD 20M). (more...)

NBC's THE VOICE Narrows Field to Top 12 Artists as Competition Heats Up!
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice” has narrowed its season-six field to the top 12 artists, all of whom will compete for the title when live episodes begin Monday, April 21 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

Topol, Jerry Zaks, and Andrea Martin Lead Cast of 50th Anniversary Benefit Concert of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF on 6/9
by Louisa Brady - Apr 15, 2014

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof, Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick will be honored and will perform with the largest-ever reunion of original, revival and film cast members as part of an all-star benefit concert for The National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene on Monday, June 9th, at New York's Town Hall. (more...)

Illusionist Brad Ross Returns to Centenary Stage, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

After a sold out performance last year, the Merlin Award Winner for 'Best International Family Entertainer' returns to the Centenary Stage. The Illusionary Magic of Brad Ross is back with some brand new tricks on Sunday, April 13 at 2pm in the Lackland Center. This International Star Illusionist combines magic, illusion, theatricality, comedy and fun into a family friendly experience that kids, parents and grandparents can all enjoy together. Brad takes his audiences on an inspirational journey into a world of fun and magic, where anything is possible. (more...)

Dance Fest, Women Playwrights Series and More Set for Centenary Stage This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

The excitement doesn't stop at Centenary Stage Company (CSC) this April and there is no fooling anyone with this great entertainment. From the continuation of the ever popular Dance Fest to the annual Women Playwrights Series to adventures in magic and mayhem, CSC has it all. (more...)

BBC America Greenlights Season 2 of Drama Series THE MUSKATEERS
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Announced today, BBC AMERICA will premiere new co-production, The Musketeers, on Sunday, June 22 and has picked up the second season of the drama series for 2015. (more...)

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