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BWW Interviews: Talking Up SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Arena Stage - Part 1
by Jeffrey Walker - Apr 19, 2014

Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller comes to Arena Stage April 25 to June 8, 2014. Part 1 of our interview with director Randy Johnson and choreographer Parker Esse looks at the legacy of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller's collaboration and impact on the rock and roll era. (more...)

American Biogas Council Recognizes Michigan State University with a Biogas Project of the Year Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

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VIDEO: Sneak Peek- REIGN Next Episode 'Toy Soldiers'
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

REIGN has released a new promo for the show's next episode, 'Toy Soldiers'. When Mary's uncle, the Duke of Guise (guest star Gil Darnell), arrives in France with devastating news about her mother, Mary (Adelaide Kane) and Francis (Toby Regbo) realize they are torn between putting their own countries first or saving their marriage. With the English throne in jeopardy, King Henry (Alan Van Sprang) hatches an elaborate plan that will end in disaster. Meanwhile, Bash (Torrance Coombs) and Kenna (Caitlin Stasey) solidify their marriage and begin to trust one another. Megan Follows, Anna Popplewell and Celina Sinden also star. The episode was directed by Chris Grismer and written by Mike Herro and David Strauss (#119). (more...)

Hershey Community Chorus to Perform Spring Concert, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Hershey Community Chorus' spring concert, 'An Evening of Broadway', will be held Friday, May 2, 2014, at 7:30 pm at The Hershey Evangelical Free Church, 330 Hilltop Road, Hummelstown. This concert is a collection of memorable Broadway favorites from the past and present and will showcase soloists and chorus accompanied by local musicians Steve Smith on piano, Mike Yinger on bass, and Tim Rupert on percussion. Special guest soloist for this concert will be Owen Richards, a student in the fifth grade at Derry Township School District and a member of the Hershey Elementary School Chorus. (more...)

CST to Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th Birthday with OUR CITY, OUR SHAKESPEARE, Begin. 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) along with Chicago's civic and cultural leaders celebrate William Shakespeare's 450th Birthday with the premiere of 'Our City, Our Shakespeare,' a documentary exploring Shakespeare's enduring presence in Chicago, featuring Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Art Institute of Chicago, Joffrey Ballet, among others. Produced by Emmy award-winning HMS Media, the program premieres May 1 at 8:00 p.m. on WTTW Channel 11. Shakespeare's 450th birthday on April 23 begins the internationally recognized Shakespeare Quadricentennial Celebration through 2016, marking 400 years of Shakespeare's legacy since his death in 1616. On this occasion, Chicago's cultural community heralds the prolific poet and playwright's lasting impact on our lives-through our everyday speech and in cultural institutions, schools and neighborhoods across the city. (more...)

Cowboys and Eagles Play for Charity, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Former pro football players, including Erik Williams, Michael Irvin and Mike Quick, will put gridiron rivalries aside and raise money for young athletes during a Celebrity Poker Charity Tournament at Delaware Park on April 23, followed by the Erik Williams Foundation's first annual Celebrity-Am Golf Invitational on April 23-24 at the White Clay Creek Country Club. (more...)

Mike McDonald Set for Bridge Street Live, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Comedy Night: Mike McDonald at Bridge Street Live is set for Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $15 GA, $25 VIP, and available at http://41bridgestreet.inticketing.com/events/406502. (more...)

DEALERBUILT APPOINTS NEW NATIONAL SALES DIRECTOR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

MASON CITY, Iowa, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ DealerBuilt, a leading Dealer Management Systems (DMS) provider, announced today that Bryan Tracey has joined the company as National Sales Director to further increase DealerBuilt's national account's channel. Bryan Tracey comes with 25+ years of sales management experience in the automotive retail space. He was instrumental in acquiring multiple large new Dealership accounts during his previous sales positions and was annually ranked number one or near the top of corporate sales goals. Tracey will also be responsible for managing all sales activities, account managers, and developing new sales strategies. (more...)

NBC to Air 40th Anniversary SNL Special February 15th, 2015
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

NBC will air a three-hour live special on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the iconic franchise “Saturday Night Live.” Past and present cast members, as well as special and musical guests from the show's incredible five-decade run, will appear on the telecast, with the specific lineup of guests to be determined in the coming months. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 12 - April 18
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 18, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a look at the opening night curtain calls for LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, and OF MICE AND MEN - plus a peek into the festivities at this year's Olivier Awards and a look at the cast of WATER BY THE SPOONFUL in action! (more...)

Cincinnati Music Theatre Presents PETER PAN, 5/9 - 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Cincinnati Music Theatre (CMT) invites you to join them “where dreams are born” as they proudly present Joshua Steele as PETER PAN in the high-flying musical version of the play by Sir James M. Barrie, May 9-17, 2014 at the Aronoff Center's intimate Jarson-Kaplan Theater (see full performance schedule below). (more...)

Michelle Obama, Kellie Pickler Guest on NASHVILLE
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Rayna organizes a charity concert at Fort Campbell after finding out Luke has been injured in Afghanistan, forcing him to cut his tour short. Deacon and Maddie are brought closer together as they chart a new course for their future. (more...)

Costume Designer Ann Roth Releases New Book THE DESIGNS OF ANN ROTH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Designs of Ann Roth, a new monograph that the legendary costume designer helped launch at USITT 2014 in Fort Worth, is now available at USITT's online bookstore. (more...)

PROOF to Open 5/1 at Sierra Stages
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Sierra Stages will present the acclaimed 2001 Pulitzer Prize-winning play PROOF by David Auburn, May 1-18 at the Off Center Stage in Grass Valley. (more...)

Guest Conductor Jack Everly to Lead Utah Symphony in MUSIC OF THE BABY BOOMERS, 5/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Guest conductor Jack Everly joins the Utah Symphony on May 2-3 for a trip down memory lane at Abravanel Hall. This special concert, celebrating the Baby Boom generation, highlights songs and television shows from the 1960s. The program features music by the Beach Boys, Frankie Valli, and the Beatles, and guest vocalists Roy Chicas, Jim Hogan, Marissa McGowan, N'Kenge, Kristine Reese and Max Quinlan. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PRC's ASSASSINS Brings a Killer Story to Chapel Hill
by Larisa Mount - Apr 18, 2014

Having made its debut Off-Broadway in 1990 and bowing on Broadway in 2004, Assassins is the creative musical telling of the lives of the most notorious killers of American presidents, as well as those who had varying degrees of success in their attempts at the life of a president. Now playing at PlayMakers Repertory Company in Chapel Hill, these bad guys include such famous names as John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald, as well as less well-known names as Leon Czolgosz (assassinator of President McKinley), and those who have gone down in history for their less-than-solid relationship with reality, Squeaky Fromme among them. The show's music and lyrics were written by Stephen Sondheim, accompanied by a book by John Weidman. (more...)

DIAL M FOR MURDER to Run 13-17 May at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

A mesmeric thriller, Lucy Bailey's acclaimed production of DIAL M FOR MURDER returns to the stage following its hugely successful premiere in 2009. Frederick Knott's suspenseful murder mystery comes to Birmingham Repertory Theatre from May 13 - 17. (more...)

CBS Sports Broadcasts 46th Year of PGA TOUR's RBC Heritage', 4/19
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

CBS Sports broadcasts the 46th year of the RBC HERITAGE this weekend from one of the most picturesque and popular stops on the PGA TOUR (more...)

CBS Network Is 2013-14 Comedy Leader
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

CBS will finish the season as the network comedy leader with eight of the top 10 comedies in viewers and six of the top 10 in adults 18-49 (more...)

Comix At Foxwoods Presents AXIS OF EVIL Comedy Tour Star, Maz Jobrani, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Comix At Foxwoods will host comedy star Maz Jobrani for a four show lineup beginning tonight, Apr. 17. Jobrani will take the stage at 8 p.m. each night, before wrapping up his stay with a double-header onSaturday, Apr. 19, featuring a special 'Nasty'-themed 10:30 p.m. performance. (more...)

And Now There Is One... BMW i3 Declared 2014 World Green Car
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

NEW YORK, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ At a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show and Bridgestone Corporation, the BMW i3 was declared the 2014 World Green Car. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Episode 3 of New HBO Series SILICON VALLEY
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Below, check out a sneak peek at the next episode of HBO's new series SILICON VALLEY airing on Sunday at 10PM on HBO! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'No Exit' on Tonight's REIGN on The CW
by - Apr 17, 2014

On tonight's episode The CW's REIGN titled "No Exit", when Mary's brother James (guest star Joe Doyle) arrives in France and convinces Mary to return to Scotland, Francis (Toby Regbo) is suspicious (more...)

Ken Jeong, Billy Gardell & Kunal Nayyar to Return to TBS' SULLIVAN & SON
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), Ken Jeong (The Hangover movies, Community) and Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) are set to return to TBS's hit original series Sullivan & Son during the show's upcoming third season. Last year marked the first appearances on the show for Nayyar and Jeong. Gardell has appeared in both previous seasons. (more...)

Scoop: REIGN on THE CW - Tonight, April 17, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 17, 2014

Get all the scoop on REIGN, airing on THE CW tonight, April 17, 2014! (more...)

Cloud Technology Partners Announces Spring 2014 Public Appearance and Event Agenda
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

BOSTON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Cloud Technology Partners, the leader in transforming businesses with cloud solutions, today announced its calendar of spring 2014 public appearances and events. Cloud Technology Partners will be hosting and/or attending the following cloud computing events: (more...)

Katharine McPhee on Acting Career: 'I Was Super-Grateful for 'Smash'
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

In an exclusive interview with Zap2it.com, Katharine McPhee talks about her acting career and reveals she has tried to 'steer away' from music-related acting roles and instead, focus on straight acting. (more...)

Caroline Aaron Stars in LA Debut of BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW at NoHo Arts Center, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

49TH Parallel in association the multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE), are thrilled to present the Los Angeles premiere of a new play, BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW, written by Bekah Brunstetter (OOHRAH!) and directed by Sara Botsford. BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW will preview tonight, April 17 at 8pm and will open on Friday, April 18 at 8pm and run for six weeks through Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (at Lankershim) in North Hollywood. (more...)

Voice of the User Reflected in New Features of OpenStack Icehouse Release
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The software, used by hundreds of companies for building public, private, and hybrid clouds, adds features such as rolling upgrades in OpenStack Compute (Nova). Rolling upgrades simplify the process of upgrading to new versions of the OpenStack software by not requiring virtual machine (VM) instances to be shut down in order for upgrades to install. (more...)

Join the Search for the Hanging Gardens of Babylon on PBS, 5/6
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

THIRTEEN's Secrets of the Dead Uncovers Clues to the Site of the Most Elusive of the Ancient Wonders of the World, in The Lost Gardens of Babylon, airing Tuesday, May 6 at 9 pm on PBS (more...)

Coby Ryan McLaughlin Lands Recurring Role on USA's GRACELAND
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

McLaughlin will guest star as Archie, a mainstay in the LAPD's Gang Task Force. Sharp as a tack and loyal to a fault, the members of “Graceland” hope he'll be an ally in their mission to destroy the cartel. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE PRODUCERS - A Smash Hit for Centre Stage
by Paul Hyde - Apr 17, 2014

A big, ambitious musical like 'The Producers' was a great choice to help Centre Stage in Greenville (S.C.) celebrate its 30th season. (more...)

Soaking WET Presents the World Premiere of Tricia Brouk's COMMITTED, Now thru 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Committed is a dark and intensely beautiful book musical that hopes to not only entertain, but also create awareness around mental illness. The topic of mental illness needs to be more readily talked about with compassion and awareness. Committed is focused on eight people who are working through the pain of their mental illnesses at an Upper East Side psychiatric clinic during the late 80's. (more...)

The Winery Dogs to Play Ridgefield Playhouse, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The Winery Dogs -- the power trio featuring drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold, Adrenaline Mob), legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big and David Lee Roth) and guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (Mr. Big, Poison) -- is getting 2014 started with a new round of tour dates and the release of two new special versions of its self-titled debut album. ?They will be in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, May 2, at 8 p.m. (more...)

The Hole in the Wall Theater to Stage A CUP OF JOE AT THE IFFY FISH, 4/18-5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Submitted for your approval: a seemingly ordinary diner, the kind where weary travelers can get some greasy food and a hot cup of coffee. But your meal comes with a side of the unexpected and you're just as likely to get vampires, aliens, and ghost cowboys as you are home fries. This is the Iffy Fish Diner, the setting for Hole in Wall Theater's third original play this season, and likely its strangest. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DOROTHY AND THE WIZARD OF OZ For All Audience Members
by Teresa Rodrick - Apr 17, 2014

This is an audience participation show. During the director's speech when she would asked the 'munchkins' (what the audience is referred to) if they would be willing to help a few shook their heads 'no'. It was so much fun to watch once the show started, all of the munchkins were almost hopping up to help even before characters asked. (more...)

Virtual Financial Group Shakes Up the Old Guard in $5.8 Trillion Dollar Industry
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ In the well-funded and very established Life Insurance industry change comes slow and infrequently. One distribution channel, Virtual Financial Group (VFG), is challenging the status quo. By leveraging the latest online tools & technology, VFG's system allows for a new type of agent & entrepreneur to enter the industry. 'The Internet has changed how we live and it has begun to change how we work in many different industry sectors, and it makes sense that the insurance industry should make this change as well,' says Mike Hinsvark, one of the principal founders of VFG and 28-year industry veteran. (more...)

Scoop: MIKE & MOLLY on CBS - Saturday, May 10, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 17, 2014

Get all the scoop on Mike & MOLLY, airing on CBS on Saturday, May 10, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: BAD TEACHER on CBS - Thursday, May 1, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 17, 2014

Get all the scoop on BAD TEACHER, airing on CBS on Thursday, May 1, 2014! (more...)

Amazon Fire TV's Voice Search Gets New Partners
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

“We're excited and energized by the momentum we're seeing with Fire TV,” said Dave Limp, Vice President, Amazon Devices. “Customers are telling us they love it, developers are building for it, and we're working hard to expand existing features and build new ones. We're thrilled to have Hulu Plus, Crackle, and SHOWTIME integrating their full selection of movies and TV shows into Fire TV's unified voice search.” (more...)

Season Premiere Ratings for MTV's HIt Series Prove It's Still Cool to Be AWKWARD
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The season four premiere of MTV's critically acclaimed comedy series “Awkward” drew-in 1.6 million total viewers and earned a strong 1.8 P12-34 rating, marking 33- and 50-percent increases over the season 3B average, respectively. It was Tuesday's #1 cable series. (more...)

2014 NBA Playoffs to Tip Off on ABC & ESPN, 4/19
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The 2014 NBA Playoffs will tip off on ESPN's family of networks beginning this weekend with five Game 1 telecasts. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SOUTH PACIFIC at Paper Mill Playhouse is Extraordinary
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 17, 2014

Metropolitan area audiences will relish the opportunity to see South Pacific at Paper Mill Playhouse through May 4th. (more...)

Leidos Named 'Best for Vets' Employer By Military Times
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

RESTON, Va., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a national security, health and engineering solutions company, has been named as one of the 'Best for Vets' Employers for 2014 by Military Times. The list honors 59 companies that most successfully focus on culture and policies that support military veterans. Employers were scored on a nearly 90-question analysis of a company's efforts to connect with veterans and provide an environment for success. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Reveals 'Which SOUTH PACIFIC Character Are You?' Quiz
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Are you Bloody Mary or Nellie Forbush? Are you more a Emile de Becque or Luther Billis? Are you star-crossed lovers like Cable or Liat? Find out now by taking Paper Mill Playhouse's 'Which SOUTH PACIFIC character are you?' quiz. Click HERE to get started! (more...)

Mike Eldred, Chuck Wagner, Laura Matula, Rachel Potter and More Set for Studio Tenn's LES MISERABLES, 5/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Studio Tenn's season finale production of the operatic epic 'Les Miserables' will celebrate Claude-Michel Schonburg's stirring, masterful score: the core of this sweeping contemporary phenomenon. Made into a major Hollywood motion picture in 2012, 'Les Mis' is the theatre title currently on everyone's lips. In Studio Tenn's production, the music, foremost, will triumph-its full majesty aptly showcased amid the grandeur of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center's acoustically unparalleled Laura Turner Hall on May 3 and 4, 2014. (more...)

Jaye Maynard to Present BIRD AMONGST THE BLOSSOM - A TRIBUTE TO THE FIRST BLOSSOM DEARIE SONGBOOK, 4/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Plaid Bird Productions in celebration of Blossom Dearie's 90th Birthday (April 28th, 1924) will present Jaye Maynard in 'Bird Amongst the Blossom-A Tribute to the First Blossom Dearie Songbook' on Sunday, April 27th at The Hour Glass Tavern in a Jazz Brunch 1pm, show at 2pm and Monday, April 28th at Don't Tell Mama. House opens 8:45; show at 9:15pm. (more...)

CBS Sports to Air 46th RBC HERITAGE, 4/19-20
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

CBS Sports broadcasts the 46th year of the RBC HERITAGE this weekend from one of the most picturesque and popular stops on the PGA TOUR, Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, S.C. CBS Sports is on-hand with third and final-round coverage on Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20 (3:00-6:00 PM, ET, both days). Graeme McDowell, last year's winner of the Tartan Jacket, looks to continue a 20-year streak of no defending champion missing the cut at the RBC Heritage since Davis Love III in 1993. (more...)

Channing Tatum Would 'Die to Play' X-MEN's Gambit
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Backstage at the MTV Movie Awards this weekend, the actor confirmed that he'd love to play southern mutant Gambit, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (more...)

Montreal's Leading Independent Theatre Companies Launch 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The 2014-2015 season launch of some of Montreal's leading independent professional English theatre companies took place Monday afternoon. (more...)

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