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Filastine to Release New EP, APHASIA, 6/23; Kicks Off Tour 6/12 in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Outernational electronic music producer and multimedia artist Filastine continues to trample borders and take risks with his new EP Aphasia. Delicately crafted acoustic details cascade into walls of sound. Lush vocals float above speaker-rattling bass pressure. (more...)

Tributo a las Divas Cubanas Set for Harris Center, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Fans of Afro-Cuban-Latin music who love high-energy performances will be treated to the exciting song stylings of Cuban vocalist and former member of Bamboleo, Yordamis Mergret, as she takes audiences on an electrifying musical journey. Yordamis pays homage to legendary Cuban Divas Celia Cruz, La Lupe, Celeste Mendoza, and Graciela as the first performer in Harris Center for the Arts' Four Slices of Cuba, a Cuban music festival. (more...)

Judas Priest to Bring REDEEMER OF SOULS Tour to Fox Theatre, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Ever since it was announced that metal icons Judas Priest would be unleashing their 17th studio album overall, Redeemer of Souls (due out July 8, 2014), their legion of fans have been wondering if the band would be launching a supporting tour. The answer is a resounding YES.­ Priest will be touring the US in the fall, with a performance at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, October 19 at 7 p.m. Steel Panther will be special guests for all the dates. (more...)

Blake York Appointed Technical Director of Tacoma Little Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Tacoma Little Theatre has announced the appointment of Blake R. York to the position of Technical Director. (more...)

COVER to Play MITF, 7/15-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The love that dare not speak its name becomes exactly that in Bill McMahon's heart-tugging work Cover, a play which examines the fault lines found in even the most committed relationships. Produced by Tony Award-winning producer Jim Kierstead and directed by Paul J. Michael, Cover will be performed Tuesday, July 15 at 6pm, Thursday, July 17 at 7:45pm, Saturday, July 26 at 4:15pm, Sunday, July 27 at 7pm, Monday, July 28 at 7:30pm and Tuesday, July 29 at 6pm at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, located at 312 West 36th Street. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Presentación de 'Aladín' en el Bioparc de Valencia
by Roberto Rodríguez - Jun 26, 2014

Ayer miercoles tuvo lugar en el Bioparc de Valencia la presentacion de Aladin, Un Musical Genial, que se representara en el Teatro Olympia del 23 de julio al 3 de agosto. La compańia interpreto el numero 'Principe Ali' en el recinto de los elefantes, con la colaboracion del Ballet Ópera. (more...)

Mario Bello to Star in Lifetime's Adaptation of Stephen King's BIG DRIVER
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

From best-selling author and master of suspense Stephen King, comes the Lifetime Original Movie Big Driver, starring Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (more...)

Theatre Basel Announces Opening of 2014/2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Vom 27. August bis 7. September 2014 findet in Basel das Theaterfestival Basel unter der Kunstlerischen Leitung von Carena Schlewitt statt. Der Vorverkauf startet am 24. Juni 2014 unter www.starticket.ch und an allen Postfilialen und Starticket-Vorverkaufsstellen. Informationen unter www.theaterfestival.ch. (more...)

Stage Actress, Director and Writer Gina Collens Passes Away at 90
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, stage actress Gina Collens passed away on May 31, 2014. She was 90. (more...)

The Kitchen Presents THE REHEARSAL, 6/25-8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

From June 25 to August 1, The Kitchen will present The Rehearsal, a group exhibition in which Courtesy the Artists, Discoteca Flaming Star and Georgia Sagri revisit an unreleased film by blacklisted, American film maker Jules Dassin. Filmed 40 years ago in the building that is now The Kitchen, Dassin's film, also tilted The Rehearsal, is a cinematic indictment of the Greek military junta (1967-74) and features Dassin, his wife, Greek actress Melina Mercouri, along with Laurence Olivier, Olympia Dukakis, Arthur Miller and Lillian Hellman, among others. For this exhibition, the artists will engage the themes, resonances and Brechtian structures of Dassin's work placing them in conversation with recent narratives of collective action for autonomy on the global stage. (more...)

David Adkins, Corinna May, Barbara Sims & Walton Wilson to Star in Berkshire Theatre Group's BENEFACTORS, 7/9-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Michael Frayn's Benefactors, a summer stages critic's pick by The New York Times at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. Opening Night is July 12 at 8pm. Preview performances begin on July 9 at 7pm and the production closes July 26 at 8pm. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/20/14 - JERSEY BOYS on the Big Screen, Powerhouse Kicks Off, BROADWAY BARES & More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 20, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: JERSEY BOYS serenade us on the big screen -- the movie opens wide today; the cast of ALADDIN appears at Barnes & Noble; tickets to King & Mellencamp's 'GHOST BROTHERS' tour go on sale; and BROADWAY BARES: ROCK HARD! hits the stage this Sunday! (more...)

USA TODAY High School Sports Announces 2014 American Family Insurance All-USA Baseball Team
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

MCLEAN, Va., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ USA TODAY High School Sports today unveiled the 2014 American Family Insurance ALL-USA High School Baseball Team, highlighting the best high school players from across the county during the 2013-2014 school year. (more...)

built.io Partners With AppGyver to Accelerate Design and Delivery of Enterprise Mobile Apps
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - built.io, the award-winning mobile and web app development platform by raw engineering, has partnered with AppGyver, a provider of innovative frontend development tools, to bring rapid visual mobile app development to the enterprise. Companies can now create sophisticated enterprise mobile applications in minutes, instead of weeks or even months. (more...)

Jack White's 'Lazaretto' Debuts at #1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

In the wake of overwhelmingly positive reviews, must-see TV appearances and monumental performances everywhere from Governors Ball to Bonnaroo, Jack White has now seen his sophomore album Lazaretto (Third Man Records/Columbia) debut at #1 on the U.S. album chart. (more...)

LightSpeed Launches Advanced Cloud Reporting for Retailers of Any Size
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

MONTREAL, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ LightSpeed, the commerce platform for serious retailers, today launched Advanced Reporting for LightSpeed Cloud, as well as increased momentum for its cloud business line and transaction volume. As a follow-up to the launch of its brandable iPad POS application, today's announcement adds big data analytics to LightSpeed's cloud-based POS system, giving retailers real-time insight into sales, inventory trends and customer preferences so they can make better decisions about their business. (more...)

EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL to Return to City Theatre, 10/1-25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The hilariously, bloody tradition continues this fall as Evil Dead: The Musical celebrates its fifth season performing at the City Theatre; presented by The Ringwald and Olympia Entertainment and locally sponsored by Genisys Credit Union. A pack of new local cast members will rise to bring the familiar tale to life with a four week engagement starting Wednesday, October 1 through Saturday, October 25 at the City Theatre. (more...)

New Book About Backstage Theatre/Film Stories THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER NEWKIRK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2014

In his forthcoming memoir, THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER NEWKIRK, a veteran publicist confronts all aspects of his life including bouts with depression from 1978-2013, 4 hospitalizations between 2004-2012, the paralyzing and overwhelming fear of becoming homeless in 2011, his gay relationships from 1978-present day, in addition to his PR career in the fine and performing arts with backstage stories. (more...)

American Media & NBC Sports Group Team for 2014 Mr. Olympia Competition
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

American Media, Inc. (AMI) and NBC Sports Group today announced a partnership to televise the 2014 Mr. Olympia contest on NBCSN. (more...)

The Harlequin Stage Presents a Rock 'N Roll Adaptation of Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT, 6/19-7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The Harlequin stage is about to ignite with our own rock'n'rollicking musical adaptation of William Shakespeare'sTwelfth Night, wherein each of Shakespeare's characters bears a striking resemblance to a familiar rock icon. An Elvis-like Duke Orsino carries a burnin' love for the beautiful and Madonna-like Olivia. John Lennon, Janis Joplin, Bob Marley, Johnny Rotten, and Little Richard also become entwined in Shakespeare's most outrageous comedy. Featuring music by Bruce Whitney and lyrics by Scot Whitney, each of the thirty original songs is performed in the style of the rock star represented! (more...)

GTT to Give Keynote Address at the Cloud World Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

“The role of the CIO is quickly evolving putting them at the forefront of strategic business decision- making,” said Mr. Johnson. “New technologies, such as big data and cloud computing, require CIOs to architect a holistic network infrastructure that optimizes end-to-end application performance.” (more...)

JACK WHITE's New Album 'Lazaretto' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

The day has finally arrived: Jack White's new studio album, Lazaretto, is out today in North America on Third Man Records/Columbia. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Dance as Liberation - Eric Sciotto and Kristen Martin Star in FOOTLOOSE
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 31, 2014

'Dance is a metaphor for expression, for freedom. In Footloose we use dance to express ourselves when we have no words. [As characters] we are all closed off, and finally at the end of the story, we are loosened; we become individuals again.' Speaking is Kristen Martin, who plays Ariel in Maine State Music Theatre's final season production of Footloose, which runs from August 6-23. Her co-star, Eric Sciotto, agrees that his character, Ren, is 'on a journey to find himself after being abandoned by his father. Ren sees in Ariel a troubled soul who reminds him of himself. They recognize immediately that they are kindred spirits.' (more...)

Bodybuilding.com Nominates RSP Nutrition for Breakout Brand of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

RSP Nutrition, one of the world's fastest growing sports nutrition companies, has been nominated for Breakout Brand of the year in the 2014 Bodybuilding.com Awards. Being nominated by Bodybuilding.com for an award such as Breakout Brand of the Year is a major accomplishment, as the nominees are selected by total sales from the 13,000+ products carried by the world's largest and most visited online retailer of nutritional supplements and recognized industry leaders. (more...)

The Last Internationale Plays Lollapalooza; Makes U.S. TV Debut On LETTERMAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Fresh off a European tour that included shows with Kings of Leon and Neil Young and performances at numerous festivals, including British Summer Time in Hyde Park, The Last Internationale will perform at U.S. festivals including Lollapalooza (more...)

Lorna Luft Set to Tour UK in PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ
by Jillian Gaier - Jul 28, 2014

According to What's On Stage, Lorna Luft will be touring the UK with Spirit Productions' 'Puttin' On The Ritz' Tour. The tour starts in August 2014, playing venues such as Southend Cliffs Pavilion, Eastbourne Congress, Hall For Cornwall, Edinburgh Playhouse, Opera House Manchester, and Norwich Theatre Royal. (more...)

ON Receives 22 Nominations for 22 Bodybuilding.com Supplement Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Optimum Nutrition (ON) was nominated for 22 different awards in the 2014 edition of Bodybuilding.com's prestigious annual Supplement Awards. Voting by supplement users has begun on the retailer's website and winners will be announced during Olympia Weekend, September 18 through 21 in Las Vegas, NV. 'We are very pleased that ON has been nominated for Brand of the Year once again, and that our flagship product Gold Standard 100% Whey will be defending previous titles as Supplement of the Year and Protein Powder of the Year in 2014,' said Jay Jacobsen, Sr. Brand Advocacy Manager with ON in Aurora. 'If selected as the winner this year, it will mark 10 consecutive years that the sports nutrition industry's best-selling whey protein has taken both honors.' In addition to these categories, ON's Opti-Men Nutrient Optimization System for active males repeated previous nominations as Multi-Vitamin Supplement of the Year, Opti-Women is defending its title as Women's Product of the Year, and Gold Standard 100% Casein will be defending its crown as Casein Supplement of the Year. Nominations in new categories include the Peach Mango flavor of PRO BCAA as Exclusive Product of the Year and Gold Standard 100% Whey as Best Tasting Protein of the Year. Optimum Nutrition has been setting standard for sports nutrition quality, mixability and flavor since 1986. The respected industry leader produces a wide range of products at company owned and operated facilities in Waterboro, South Carolina; Sunrise, Florida and Aurora, Illinois. These state-of-the-art facilities are GMP compliant and NFS Certified for Sport. For more information on Supplement Awards Visit www.OptimumNutrition.com or contact: Tim Weigard, 975 Meridian Lake Dr., Aurora, IL 60504 Phone: 630-256-7442 Email: tweigard@optimumnutrition.com (more...)

Gunther Von Hagens Launches Latest Exhibit, Cuts: Forays In Anatomical Art
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

MUNICH, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Anatomist Gunther von Hagens, who is inextricably linked to contemporary artistic anatomy rendered through his science of Plastination, has charted a new course in anatomical art with his latest work, Cuts: Forays In Anatomical Art. (more...)

Superb Quality of Turnout for Inaugural Energy & Environment Expo 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

LONDON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

Keith Josef Adkins, Alex Kilgore, Emily Morse and More Will Judge Samuel French's 2014 OOB Short Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Samuel French has announced a talented roster of judges for the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (OOB Festival), the nation's premiere short play competition, running from August 5th-10th at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. (more...)

Alec Baldwin, David Henry Hwang and More Covered at the 92Y in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

92Y celebrates all things Theater -- plays, musicals (including theater's sister, movie musicals), songwriters, actors, playwrights -- even Broadway ghosts! (more...)

Tia Maggini Joins Lifetime as VP, Original Movies
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Tia Maggini has been named Vice President, Original Movies, of Lifetime, it was announced today by Tanya Lopez, the network's Senior Vice President, Original Movies. Based in Los Angeles, Maggini will report directly to Lopez and be responsible for the development and production of Lifetime Original Movies. (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...)

FOREVER FLAMENCO Returns to the Ford, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The dancers, musicians and singers of Forever Flamenco have been delighting Fountain Theatre audiences for over two decades with the intensity, precision and exhilaration for which flamenco is known. Now Forever Flamenco returns to the outdoor stage at the Ford Theatres with this passionate expression of Spanish culture. A roster of internationally renowned flamenco artists will pay tribute to Los Angeles flamenco pioneer Roberto Amaral on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 8:30 p.m. at the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Detroit Tigers and Karmanos Cancer Institute Launch Third Annual Pink Out the Park, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

DETROIT, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The Detroit Tigers and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute are teaming up for the third annual Pink Out the Park at the Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians game Friday, Sept. 12, at 7:08 p.m., at Comerica Park. The event raises awareness of breast health and also helps raise funds for breast cancer research at the Karmanos Cancer Institute. (more...)

Appearing this Weekend at Sidesplitters: Spanky Brown, 7/3-6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Have you had a good spankin' lately? If not, then this week's your week. He makes anyone laugh with his versatile, laid-back comedy. A little bit about Spanky: he's a preacher's son and has served time … in the army. He's so smooth, rabbits rub his feet for good luck. A veteran of BET'S comic view, his comedy is like a buffet; it's got something for everyone. (more...)

Dab Kits Announces Partnership With AlderEgo Wholesale
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

SEATTLE, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Dab Kits, the up-and-coming retailer of premium wax vaporizers, has just reached a partnership agreement with AlderEgo Wholesale, a direct store merchandiser for the medical and recreational marijuana industry. Under the new agreement, AlderEgo will now distribute Dab Kits' line of high-end cannabis vaporizers to dispensaries and collectives across the state of Washington. (more...)

il sogno del marinaio to Release CANTO SECONDO Album, 8/26; Kick Off Fall Tour, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

canto secondo is the name of the second album from il sogno del marinaio ('the sailor's dream' in Italian) which is a trio made up of stefano pilia on guitar, andrea belfi on drums and mike watt (MINUTEMEN, fIREHOSE, Iggy & The Stooges...) on bass. The album is being released August 26, 2014 on clenchedwrench. Two weeks later il sogno will begin a fifty-three gigs in fifty-three days U.S. tour supporting it. (more...)

Cherry Lane to Open 90th Season with Lisa Ramirez's TO THE BONE, Running 9/9-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

The legendary Cherry Lane Theatre - which this year will celebrate its 90th anniversary as one of the nation's most revered institutions for its commitment to producing new works for the stage - will begin its 90th season with the world-premiere of Lisa Ramirez's play TO THE BONE directed by Lisa Peterson, set to commence previews September 9 prior to an official opening night September 17 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St. in Greenwich Village), it has been announced by Angelina Fiordellisi, the company's Founding Artistic Director. The production runs through October 4. (more...)

2014 Joe Weider's IFBB Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend at Orleans Arena Set for 9/18-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Joe Weider's Olympia Fitness and Performance Weekend celebrates its 50th year as the most prestigious event in the world of bodybuilding and fitness September 18-20 at the Orleans Arena. (more...)

The Met's Summer HD Festival Lights Up Lincoln Center Plaza with MOONSTRUCK, EUGENE ONEGIN and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera's popular Summer HD Festival returns to Lincoln Center Plaza with screenings of ten acclaimed productions from the Met's Emmy Award-winning Live in HD series, including four new productions from the 2013-14 season. (more...)

Stephen King's BIG DRIVER to Premiere in October on Lifetime
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The Lifetime Original Movie, Big Driver, premiering on Saturday, October 18 at 8pm ET/PT, is based on a short story written by best-selling author Stephen King and marks the first collaboration between Lifetime and King. This dark story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after falling victim to a brutal crime stars Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (A History of Violence, McFarland), Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Sex & Violence, Steel Magnolias), Grammy nominee Joan Jett, film and television veteran Ann Dowd (The Leftovers, Masters of Sex) and Will Harris (NCIS, Sky High). (more...)

Alliance Key Manager Now Available on AWS Marketplace
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Townsend Security, the encryption company, today announced Alliance Key Manager for Amazon Web Services (AWS) is available in AWS Marketplace. The solution helps organizations add additional layers of protection to their data. (more...)

Center Stage Opera Presents LA TRAVIATA, 9/21-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Tickets for Dylan F. Thomas' new production of Verdi's immortal La Traviata are already going fast! One of the most beloved operas of all time, La Traviata was also the inspiration for the hit film 'Pretty Woman' starring Julia Robers ('Violetta') and Richard Gere ('Alfredo'). But while Hollywood insists on a 'happily-ever-after' ending, opera (and real life) often takes a different direction. La Traviata's moving story and music will be brought to life on The Madrid Theatre stage by an outstanding cast, led by Shira Renee Thomas and Dylan F. Thomas at the Sunday 3 pm matinees (9/21,28), and byRachelle Woolston and Matthew Miles at the 7:30 pm Saturday evening performance (9/27). Brian Onderdonk leads The Center Stage Opera Orchestra through the lush score, and the English translation of the Italian libretto will be projected above the stage. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)

Bodybuilding.com Nominates Neon Sport Volt, Nominated for the "Pre-Workout of the Year" Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Bodybuilding.com, online fitness content and supplement hub, nominated Neon Sport Volt for the 'Pre-Workout of the Year' Supplement Award. All nominees were chosen based on product and brand sales performance on the site, and the finalists will be chosen based on fan vote. Bodybuilding.com officially opened the polls for its 2014 Supplement Awards, and they will remain open until August 24th. (more...)

Olympia Entertainment Announces 2014-2015 Fifth Third Bank Fox Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Olympia Entertainment is excited to announce a variety of theatrical and musical experiences to headline the 2014-2015 Fifth Third Bank Fox Theatre Series; featuring some of musical theater's most enduring titles, as well as new favorites. (more...)

The Broadway Experience Wraps Seventh Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The Broadway Experience returned for a seventh summer program at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center from July 28th - August 10th. With over 20 professional educators from the Broadway community, TBE offered over 75 classes, workshops, lectures, a performance based second week and invited Jonathan Groff as guest speaker. Jonathan spoke about his life on and off the stage, and took the time to answer questions and offer advice and inspiration. He was even kind enough to give an impromptu performance from Disney's recent hit film, Frozen. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AMAZONS AND THEIR MEN Script Better Than Convergence-Continuum Staging
by Roy Berko - Aug 10, 2014

In 1932, Leni Riefenstahl attended a rally where Adolf Hitler spoke. She was so mesmerized by his public speaking ability that she reported that she had an apocalyptic vision that included a stream of water touching the sky and shaking the earth. (more...)

SPARTACUS Star Nick Tarabay Joins HERO Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

HERO Theatre announced Nick Tarabay, best known as "Ashur" on the television drama Spartacus, has joined their resident acting ensemble. Spartacus originally on STARZ, has recently been acquired by the SyFy Network. (more...)

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