Nation

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National Theatre (Olivier) (London, )
(Waterloo) South Bank
London,
Running Time
2 hours and 25 minutes, with interval
Schedule
In repertoire, check with theatre for details.
Price
£10-£42.50
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Following His Dark Materials, Coram Boy and War Horse, the National Theatre's latest spectacular family production is an exhilarating adventure story of survival and self-discovery based on a novel by Terry Pratchett.

A parallel world, 1860. Two teenagers thrown together by a tsunami that has destroyed Mau’s village and left Daphne shipwrecked on his South Pacific island, thousands of miles from home. One wears next to nothing, the other a long white dress; neither speaks the other’s language; somehow they must learn to survive. As starving refugees gather, Daphne delivers a baby, milks a pig, brews beer and does battle with a mutineer. Mau fights cannibal Raiders, discovers the world is round and questions the reality of his tribe’s fiercely patriarchal gods. Together they come of age, overseen by a foul-mouthed parrot, as they discard old doctrine to forge a new Nation.

Live music, thrilling dance and spectacular puppets combine to bring to life the spectacular and surprising world of Terry Pratchett's Nation on the National Theatre stage.

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: PETER PAN On TV, Mary Martin To Allison Williams
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 31, 2014

Today, in honor of NBC's hotly anticipated upcoming TV presentation of PETER PAN LIVE! set to star Allison Williams and Christopher Walken, we take a look back at the high flying history of the show. (more...)

Sanford Health Creates a Unified HR Vision
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

NEW YORK, NY -  Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced that Sanford Health, the largest rural, not-for-profit health care system in the Nation with locations in 126 communities across nine states, will implement a suite of Infor Human Capital Management (HCM) applications to streamline and modernize functions across its network of more than 26,000 employees. HCM Applications tailored specifically for healthcare organizations, including Infor Talent Management and Infor Human Resource Management, will provide a unified solution that encompasses every aspect of the talent lifecycle. The unified HR solutions will help Sanford Health keep its critical workforce engaged and motivated, while supporting the organization's vision of improving human condition through exceptional care, innovation and discovery. (more...)

Alliance for Women in Media Welcomes Valerie Blackburn as Interim CEO
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) welcomes Valerie Blackburn as Interim CEO. A long time supporter and past Chair of the organization, Blackburn will oversee day to day operations as well as facilitate the Board's strategic planning while the search for a new CEO is conducted. (more...)

Monkey Joe's Supports The American Heart Association For Second Year To Promote Active Living
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

ATLANTA, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Monkey Joe's, a children's entertainment franchise filled with indoor jumps, slides and obstacle courses, announces its continued National support of the American Heart Association, the largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke. During the month of August, participating Monkey Joe's locations will be collecting doNations to support the American Heart Association through Active Kids = Healthy Hearts, a campaign first created last year by Monkey Joe's to promote a more active lifestyle for children. DoNations received during the month of August will benefit the cardiovascular health of children through programs such as Jump Rope for Heart, Hoops for Heart and additional children's health initiatives. (more...)

Classic Country Music Videos Available For Viewing At CountryRebel.com's Video Blog
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Debut Eco-Wise Element Brand in Aspen Valley
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Less than 30 minutes to both Aspen and Snowmass Village, Element Basalt Aspen Valley will be located within the new Willis Town Center, the only sustainable mixed-use community in the Roaring Fork Valley. Guests will be within walking distance of the community's shops, restaurants, residences, offices and Whole Foods Market. Situated at the gateway of the White River National Forest, the hotel will offer easy access to the area's outdoor recreation including numerous hiking and biking trails, fly-fishing in the waters of the Roaring Fork and Frying Pan Rivers and a choice of premium golf courses. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Offering Classes for Adults and Students
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is thrilled to announce an expanded roster of offerings for the upcoming Fall Semester of its Shakespeare Theatre Academy. (more...)

Leading News Channel Aaj Tak Comes to TVPlayer
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Frost & Sullivan: GIL 2014 NZ keynote is Mega Trends to 2025 transforming the world; impacting businesses, cultures and personal lives - opportunities in hundreds of bill
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, July 29,2014 /PRNewswire/ Mega trends are defined as transformative, global forces that define the future world with their far reaching impact on business, societies, economies, cultures and personal lives. (more...)

Dannon Announced as Official Yogurt Sponsor of the NFL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The Dannon Company today announced that beginning in 2015, it will be the Official Yogurt Sponsor of the National Football League. By sponsoring one of America's most loved professional sports, Dannon is reinforcing its commitment to bring health through food to as many people as possible and encourage Americans to eat yogurt every day. (more...)

J.P. Licks Hand-Churned Ice Cream Cafes Scoop Up Customers With Comcast Business WiFi
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

BOSTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Comcast Business today announced that J.P. Licks, a local chain with 12 hand-churned ice cream parlor-cafes serving the greater Boston area, is using Comcast Business Internet, Business WiFi and Business Voice to provide public Internet access for customers while also maintaining separate, secure connectivity for its internal communications. With this deployment, J.P. Licks is successfully managing network expenses while also enhancing the speed of its customer service operations for customers hungry for its celebrated ice cream, coffee and pastries. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for KC Rep's 50th Anniversary Season, Featuring OUR TOWN, ANGELS IN AMERICA, STICKY TRAPS and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Eric Rosen, artistic director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced the 2014-15 season, continuing its tradition of presenting stirring classics and evocative new works created by the finest local and National talent available. (more...)

Catapult Learning Awarded $1.29 Million Grant from Oklahoma State Department of Education
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

In recognition of many years of documented improvement in academic achievement in Oklahoma schools, Catapult Learning has been awarded a $1.29 million grant from the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) for the 2014-15 school year. The grant awarded to Catapult Learning, the Nation's leading provider of instructional intervention services and professional development solutions, will fund the expansion of the organization's Nationally proven Literacy First Framework to more than 25 Oklahoma school districts. (more...)

Tori Amos Reveals New Single 'Trouble's Lament' from Forthcoming Album
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Tori Amos has revealed “Trouble's Lament,” the first single from her forthcoming new studio album, Unrepentant Geraldines. (more...)

Future of Recycling to Be Featured on LEADING EDGE, Hosted by Jimmy Johnson
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Although recycling and reusing items is not a new concept, the growth of the recycling industry has been phenomenal over the last several years. (more...)

Lyric Opera to Host OVER THERE! 1914 Tribute Benefit at WWI Museum, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

In conjunction with the centennial of World War I and the Kansas City debut of the Pulitzer Prize winning production of Silent Night, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City presents Over There! at the National World War I Museum on Saturday, August 23. This 1914 field dining experience, co-chaired by Trudy and Jack Gabriel, will include a cabaret performance featuring music of the era. (more...)

5 Seconds of Summer Comes to Hershey Next August; Tickets on Sale 8/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Pop punk sensations 5 Seconds of Summer announced today their massive 2015 Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour in support of their Billboard chart-topping, self-titled debut album. The band's first-ever North American headlining tour, produced and promoted exclusively by Live Nation and presented by Nabisco will perform at Hersheypark Stadium on Saturday, August 29, 2015. (more...)

Composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Premieres Two Major Works in Her 75th Year
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, one of America's most honored and sought-after composers, marked her 75th birthday on April 30, 2014, and her 2014-15 season is bracketed by the premieres of two major works. It begins in September at the ninth quadrennial InterNational Violin Competition of Indianapolis, with the world premiere of a work commissioned by the competition; she is also a member of the jury. And in April, flutist Trudy Kane performs the world premiere of Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra with the Frost Symphony Orchestra. (more...)

THE DISAPPEARING QUARTERBACK, HOLD THESE TRUTHS and More Set for Plays & Players' 2014-15 Season of One-Person Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

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Primatech Names Philadelphia Floor Store Exclusive National Distributor for their New PRO 245 Flooring Tool
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Philadelphia Floor Store (PFS), the Nation's leading hardwood flooring distributor, has teamed with Primatech, the most innovative fastening company in the wood floor industry, to launch the new PRO 245 Nailer. Philadelphia Floor Store will serve as the only National distributor of the PRO 245 and will offer exclusive pricing – the lowest in the country – during the product's initial launch. (more...)

Acing Money 101: What Every College Student Needs to Know about Personal Finance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

While many college-bound students will spend their summers preparing for the fall semester, few will ask themselves if they are financially prepared for the next four years. Personal finance can be a daunting topic for college kids, but it is one that needs more attention. Today, with the average American college student graduating with $26,500 of debt, it is essential that college students have an understanding of how to most effectively manage their personal finances. A National financial education nonprofit, American Consumer Credit Counseling, has put forth some basic guidelines that will help college kids make money-savvy decisions while still in school. (more...)

Alion Launches Risk Assessment Solution for the Chemical Industry Based on Technology Developed for DHS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

With CCAT, users can easily assess both hard assets (hardware, vehicles, etc.) and chemical assets. An all-hazards approach and a database of best practices ensure that assessments effectively model risk and vulnerability levels. CCAT can perform enterprise-wide analysis; its automated reporting tools help users quickly and efficiently determine organizational risk. (more...)

The Washington National Opera Presents AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN COSTELLO AND AILYN PEREZ, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents An Evening with Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pe?rez, featuring the celebrated husband-and-wife stars of last season's production of The Elixir of Love, Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Accompanied on piano by Danielle Orlando, Costello and Pe?rez will perform songs, arias, and duets from popular works by Verdi, Puccini, Hahn, Tosti, Falla, Heggie, and more. (more...)

Continental National Bank Shares 9 Tips for Hurricane Preparedness
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

As the 2014 hurricane season begins to take full force on our Nation's coastlines, Continental National Bank is encouraging customers to prepare for the hurricane season by staying informed, assessing their home's risk, and developing emergency plans to protect against a potential storm. (more...)

TSA Consulting Group Principals Named to NTSA Task Force on Retirement Savings Plans
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The National Tax-deferred Savings Association (NTSA) has established a new task force to create policy and best practices regarding the automatic enrollment of employees in retirement savings plans. Steve Banks and Joe Rollins, co-founders of TSA Consulting Group, Inc. (TSACG), have been selected to serve as members of the task force. The chairman of the group is Ronald J. Triche, Esq., APM, General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs for the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA). (more...)

Andrea Arco-Mastromichalis Takes Lighthearted Look at Naptime in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

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Plug in to Rite Aid for This Year's Trendiest Back-to-School Needs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

“Back-to-school is an important time of year for students and parents alike, and that's why Rite Aid is committed to offering a wide selection of school supplies,” said Tony Montini, Rite Aid executive vice president of merchandising. “With Rite Aid's convenient locations and affordable prices on electronics and back-to-school basics, every student will have the opportunity to shine this academic school year.” (more...)

Wireless Zone Launches New Website for Franchise Development
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Wireless Zone®, the Nation's largest Verizon Wireless Franchisor, has announced the launch of a new franchise website, http://wirelesszonefranchise.com, which targets entrepreneurs interested in getting involved with the company's franchise opportunities. The new website is a complete redesign of Wireless Zone's previous franchise site, and incorporates a seven step learning process that details the advantages of owning a Wireless Zone® store. (more...)

East West Players' One Night Only Soiree And Fundraiser Set for 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

On Saturday, August 16th, East West Players (EWP), the Nation's largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work and the longest-running professional theatre of color in the country, kicks off their Golden 50th Anniversary Season with the first of many planned celebrations with their signature "one night only" event, featuring the new generation of Asian Pacific musical performers. Fresh Faces, Golden Voices takes place at East West Players. Celebrity Chef Katie Chin (PBS' "Double Happiness," "Iron Chef America") collaborates with Food Fetish Catering on a unique Pan Asian dining experience al fresco, with special desserts donated by Majestic Caterers. Proceeds of One Night Only benefit the artistic/educational programs of East West Players. (more...)

Leidos Awarded $44 Million Contract by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

RESTON, Va., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a National security, health and engineering solutions company, was awarded a prime task order by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide development, support and maintenance of the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). The single-award time and materials task order has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year options and a total contract value of approximately $44 million if all options are exercised. Work will be performed in Atlanta, Ga. (more...)

Tahni Holt's DUET LOVE to Premiere at Velocity Founders Theater, 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Celebrated Portland choreographer Tahni Holt's provocative world-premiere Duet Love plays with our precious notions of hetero-romance. Holt and a stellar Pacific Northwest artistic team, draw from iconic photographs of famous couples as a driving force to disrupt and question how gendered bodies are portrayed in performance. Developed during a June and August 2014 Velocity Creative Residency, Duet Love thrives upon queer twists by asking: How does audience desire inflect the experience of masculine/feminine into the movement and emotion of dancing bodies? Performed by Ezra Dickinson, Keyon Gaskin, Allie Hankins and Lucy Yim. Music composed by Luke Wyland with special guest Corinna Repp. Dramaturgy by Robert Tyree. Lighting design by Jeff Forbes. Costume design by Jayme Hansen and Kate Fenker. Artistic advice by Chris Larson. (more...)

Scott Law Firm Automates Name Permutation Searches for Military Personnel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of mortgage servicing software, announced that Scott Law Firm, which serves the default servicing industry, is actively utilizing its new military search name permutation functionality. Scott Law Firm can now more easily and efficiently identify active duty military borrowers in the Department of Defense (DoD) database to comply with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). (more...)

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER Announce 'Rock Out With Your Socks Out' 2015 North American Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Pop punk sensations 5 Seconds of Summer announced today their massive 2015 Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour in support of their Billboard chart-topping, self-titled debut album. (more...)

Inventergy to Present at FSXinterlinked Investment Conference on Friday, August 1st
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

CAMPBELL, CA - Inventergy Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVT) announced today its presentation at the upcoming FSX Investment Conference, one of the oldest and most established investment conferences in the Nation. The FSXinterlinked Conference will be held at the Four Seasons Westlake Village, California, from July 30 to August 2, 2014. (more...)

Netflix Chief Content Officer to Be Honored at Gotham Independent Film Awards
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the Nation's premier member organization of independent filmmakers, announced today that Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer, will be presented with the 24th annual Industry Tribute (more...)

Encore Moves Cleveland Public Library and 43 Other Ohio Libraries to Office 365 and Completes Migration of 2,652 CLEVNET Member E-mail Accounts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

GREENVILLE, SC - Encore Technology Group today announced that it has completed an Office 365 deployment and major data migration project for the 44 library systems in 12 Northern Ohio counties that are members of the CLEVNET library consortium. The project which was sponsored by the Cleveland Public Library, the founding member of CLEVNET and one of the Nation's oldest (Est. 1869) and largest research libraries involved the migration of 2,652 e-mail accounts from Zimbra to Office 365 and the integration of Encore CloudArchive. (more...)

Napa Couple Launches "Mexican Flavors" Cookbook
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Mandy Patinkin Coming Back to Broadway in 2015?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra today announced that stage and screen star Mandy Patinkin just withdrew from an upcoming appearance on January 22, 2015 due to a scheduling conflict with an upcoming Broadway production. Patinkin has been replaced by Jason Alexander in the program, which will be held at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Which show Patinkin will return to Broadway in has yet to be announced. (more...)

Three Six Zero Group Launches Record Label & Music Publishing Division
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

InterNational entertainment company Three Six Zero Group has expanded its services for artists, teaming with Warner/Chappell Music (WCM) to imprint Three Six Zero Publishing (more...)

Paycom to Participate in Two Upcoming Investor Conferences
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Presentations may include forward-looking information. Presentation materials, where applicable, will be made available on Paycom's Investor Relations website at investors.paycom.com under the Events & Presentations page. (more...)

71% of Americans Care Deeply about their Online Privacy Amid Recent Privacy Concerns
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

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Victory Gardens to Welcome Small Fish Radio Theatre's MERCURY CONSIDERS THE LAST LAYER, 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater hosts Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium for a one-night-only performance of the radio adaptation of Mercury Considers the Last Layer, written and directed by Trina Kakacek. Mercury Considers the Last Layer is a melodramatic romp, set in the dualistic world of burlesque, which follows the age-old quest of finding one's heart and one's self. Mercury was developed in the Victory Gardens Access Project Artist Development Workshop, with the lead male role written for actor, writer and Thespinariam Michael Herzovi. This special performance, which includes open captioning and American Sign Language interpretation, is meant for a mature audience. The performance is Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 7:30PM in the Zacek-McVay Theater at the Victory Gardens Biograph, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln Park. (more...)

Scoop: NCIS: LOS ANGELES on CBS - Tuesday, August 19, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 29, 2014

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'Temple Option' will open more doors to a university education
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ In a bold move underscoring Temple University's commitment to access and diversity, President Neil D. Theobald today announced the 'Temple Option,' an admissions path for talented students who show great potential for success but don't perform well on standardized tests. (more...)

WNO to Present AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN COSTELLO AND AILYN PEREZ, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents An Evening with Stephen Costello and Ailyn Perez, featuring the celebrated husband-and-wife stars of last season's production of The Elixir of Love, Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. (more...)

NNPN Unveils Twelve Productions of Three Rolling World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The NationAL NEW PLAY NETWORK (NNPN), the country's alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces its 44th, 45th, and 46th Rolling World Premieres: Nathan Alan Davis' Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea, Andrew Hinderaker's Colossal, and William Missouri Downs' Women Playing Hamlet will receive a total of 12 productions through the Network's Continued Life of New Plays Fund in the 2014/15 season. (more...)

POTENTIAL BOYFRIENDS, IMPROVISED SONDHEIM and More Set for MCL Chicago's Aug 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

MCL Chicago and Executive Director Aaron Shapiro are proud to announce their August schedule. (more...)

Bill Bellamy Named New Host of TV Game Show LET'S ASK AMERICA
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Actor, comedian and multi-faceted entertainer Bill Bellamyhas been named the new host ofLet's Ask America,the daily, half-hour television game showfrom The E.W. Scripps Co (more...)

Composer Jerome Kitzke Releases New Album, THE PAHA SAPA GIVE-BACK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

American composer/storyteller JEROME KITZKE today announces the July 29th release of his new album The Paha Sapa Give-Back (Innova Records). Known for creating works that are uniquely and bracingly American, where freedom and ritual converge, Kitzke shares his career-long dedication to social justice in a new recording featuring some of his best work composed over the past 15 years. The composer's convictions are remarkably interwoven within the music and text of three intensely theatrical pieces that collectively take listeners on a piercing journey brimming with ceremonial power and beauty. (more...)

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