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Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Alan Ayckbourn's science fiction comedy Communicating Doors. Eleven plays penned by Alan Ayckbourn have been produced by the Alley, including the American premiere of Henceforward, directed by Ayckbourn, in 1987 and House & Garden in 2002. Alan Ayckbourn has been inducted into the American Theatre's Hall of Fame, received the 2010 Critics' Circle Award for Services to the Arts, became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards and was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for Hockeytown BrewHaHa Craft Beer Dinner, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

The Detroit Red Wings are proud to present the return of the Hockeytown BrewHaHa Craft Beer Happy Hour and Dinner set to be held inside Joe Louis Arena on Friday, April 25 from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Building off the widely-successful Hockeytown BrewHaHa Event Series, the second annual event will feature a firkin happy hour and a seated five-course dining and beer pairing experience. (more...)

ACCESS Demonstrates Cloud TV and TV Everywhere Leadership at TV Connect
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

By leveraging the cloud and home network, ACCESS' solutions enable operators to launch true multiscreen experiences in the home, the connected car and over the cloud. The solutions demonstrated at TV Connect enable operators to meet the 'Studio Confident' security standards required by the content industry for the delivery and sharing of secure premium content such as PayTV, VoD and live channels. (more...)

AT&T Invests Nearly $1.85 Billion Over Three-Year Period To Enhance Network In Washington
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

SEATTLE, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ AT&T* has invested nearly $1.85 billion in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in Washington from 2011 through 2013, driving a wide range of upgrades to enhance speed, reliability, coverage and performance for residents and business customers. (more...)

Fünf Vorstellungen der Wiener Staatsoper werden bis Saisonende live in HD übertragen
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

WIENER STAATSOPER LIVE ZU HAUSE: Funf Vorstellungen der Wiener Staatsoper * von 'La Boheme' bis 'Das schlaue Fuchslein' * werden bis Saisonende live in HD ubertragen (more...)

DEEP CITY: BIRTH OF MIAMI SOUND to Screen at Miami International Film Festival, 3/14
by Movies News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

Deep City: Birth of the Miami Sound will be showing at the Olympia Theater as part of the Miami International Film Festival on March 14, 2014. (more...)

STEEL MAGNOLIAS, GODSPELL and More Set for Totem Pole Playhouse's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

Totem Pole Playhouse, located in Caledonia State Park, has announced a new summer season with two plays and two full-scale musicals at substantially lower subscription prices, in addition to many new community-oriented programs to be offered throughout the season. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Receives Grants in Support of Ayad Akhtar's THE WHO & THE WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse is the recipient of three prestigious and highly-competitive grants to support its world-premiere production of The Who & The What, by 2013 Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar, directed by Kimberly Senior, running February 11 - March 9 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. The grants include the Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award, as well awards from The Laurents/Hatcher Foundation and The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation Theatre Visions Fund. (more...)

Bravo Reality Celeb's Shocking Brutally Honest Support of 'Biggest Loser' Rachel Frederickson!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Shonda Lewis, founder of Arnold Sports Festival's Rock Star Bikini (RSB) (http://www.rockstarbikini.com), who appeared on Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker, is telling the world lay off 'Biggest Loser,' Rachel Frederickson. (more...)

Sun Club Announce US Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Sun Club have announced a string of North American dates in support of their recent Goodnight Records release, an EP entitled 'Dad Claps At The Mom Prom.' Hailing from Baltimore, this is the band's debut release and they have been honing their chops playing numerous live shows supporting the likes of Snowmine, Los Campesinos, Yuck, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, The Big Sleep, DAD's, Ava Luna and more. 'Dad Claps At The Mom Prom' entered the CMJ 200 charts first week out and the band will be hitting college stations along the trek including KDVS in Davis and KSUB in Seattle. (more...)

Official: Norm Lewis to Star in Industry Reading of MANDELA: A NEW MUSICAL, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Norm Lewis - the Tony Award nominated leading man who will soon make history as the first African-American Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway- will play the title role in a special industry reading of Mandela: A New Musical with book, music and lyrics by Steven M. Fisher on Monday, March 31 at 3:00 PM. It will be directed by David Glenn Armstrong with Music Direction by Micah Young. (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...)

Lookingglass Theatre Sets 2014-15 Season: DEATH TAX, TITLE AND DEED & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces its 2014-2015 Season, opening with Lucas Hnath's Death Tax directed by Artistic Director of New Work Heidi Stillman; the return of Lookingglass' hallmark Lookingglass Alice, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin in association with The Actors Gymnasium; Will Eno's Title and Deed directed by Lookingglass Literary Manager and Company Dramaturg Marti Lyons; and the World Premiere Lookingglass original adaptation of Herman Melville's Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin in association with The Actors Gymnasium. (more...)

EMINEM and RIHANNA Announce The Monster Tour; Tix on Sale 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Two of music's biggest superstars, Eminem and Rihanna, will be joining forces this summer for a series of co-headlining stadium shows when they launch “The Monster Tour” including Detroit's Comerica Park on Friday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

STMicroelectronics Empowers Frog by Wyplay with Reference Hardware for Satellite Broadcast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Meet Wyplay and STMicroelectronics at TVConnect 2014 London Olympia Booths 63 & 19 (more...)

Entropic to Showcase Connected Home Silicon and Software at TV Connect 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

SAN DIEGO, March 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, will proudly highlight its advanced silicon and software solutions at the upcoming TV Connect 2014, held in Grand Hall, Olympia, London, from 18-20 March 2014. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage Nina Raine's TRIBES, Begin. 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre continues the second half of its season with Tribes, a sophisticated and moving family drama by celebrated British playwright Nina Raine. Her profound and powerful new play became an award-winning hit in London and New York. Now renowned director Jonathan Moscone brings it to Berkeley Rep this April for its Bay Area premiere. Tribes follows Billy, a young man who was born deaf into a loquacious and highly opinionated academic family who raised him to lip-read and integrate into the hearing world. When he meets Sylvia - raised by Deaf parents and going deaf herself - Billy decides it's time to speak on his own terms and to be heard. Playing out in words, sign language, and sometimes mesmerizing silence, this penetrating drama examines familial love, notions of belonging, and the intersections of communication. Tribes start previews Friday, April 11, opens on April 16, and closes on Sunday, May 11, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sally Field, Rajiv Joseph, Phylicia Rashad and More at Lark Benefit Honoring Edward Albee
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

On the evening of March 10, 2014, Lark Play Development Center held a benefit entitled 'A Transformative Moment, A Celebration with Songs and Scenes Honoring Edward Albee'. The benefit celebrated Lark's 20th anniversary, Edward Albee's inspiring work and the power of playwriting. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Country All-Star Lineup Announced for 32nd Annual Downtown Hoedown
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

This morning, the highly anticipated artist lineup for the 32nd annual 99.5 WYCD Downtown Hoedown, presented by Ram Trucks, Coca Cola and Coors Light, was officially announced on The Dr. Don Morning Show with Rachael and Grunwald. (more...)

Matt Baganz Wins Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival's 2014 One-Act Play Contest
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Intrigue! Twists! Dramatic denouement! Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival's 2014 One-Act Play Contest was full of this and more. The University of New Orleans' Department of Film, Theater, and Creative Arts debated at length over the stack of awesome submissions. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony to Perform Beethoven's Fifth, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

The Pasadena Symphony celebrates the most famous four notes in all of Classical music. Relentless, emotional, triumphant and victorious; all describe Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 which will be performed on Saturday March 29, 2014 at Ambassador Auditorium with matinee and evening performances at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (more...)

First Lady Michelle Obama to Appear on PARKS AND RECREATION's Season Finale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

First Lady Michelle Obama is set to make a special cameo appearance on the season finale of NBC's critically acclaimed comedy 'Parks and Recreation.' The season six finale is set for Thursday, April 24 (8-9 p.m. ET). (more...)

David Serero Set to Perform UK Tour Following Album Release
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Baritone David Serero is set to perform a one man show in a UK tour, following the release of his new album, The Broadway Baritone. Serero, 32, has received international recognition and critical acclaim from all over the world. He's already performed more than 600 concerts and performances throughout the world - which have been broadcasted to an audience of over 30 million worldwide. (more...)

4x Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler and BPI SPORTS Present Cutler Nutrition at Arnold Fitness Expo, 2/28-3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Cutler Nutrition, the brainchild of BPI Sports, is set to launch at this year's Arnold Classic Expo in Columbus, Ohio February 28 - March 2. This newly branded and formulated exclusive line by 4x Mr. Olympia and 3x Arnold Classic Champion Jay Cutler marks the first time the former dedicated international brand gets a makeover for its domestic release. There's no better platform to unveil the rebranded line than in front of more than 175,000 fitness enthusiasts who attend the Arnold Expo each year. (more...)

BWW Interview: Darren Pettie Chews the Fat About DINNER WITH FRIENDS
by Joseph F. Panarello - Feb 21, 2014

Darren Pettie discusses acting, London's National Theatre and his current role in DINNER WITH FRIENDS (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Elizabeth Bunch and More Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's FOOL at Alley Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Alley Theatre presents the world premiere of a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Fool. In Rebeck's new comedy, two kings get together and place a wager on their fools - a jester competition, and the funniest one gets to keep his head. Two evil minions have a lot to say about this, but not as much as the kitchen wench. And what's the queen been up to all night? A dramatical comical farcical tragical play about power, love and laughter, set in a medieval kitchen. Adult Language, Adult Situations, Beheadings. (more...)

Orquesta Aragon to Perform in San Francisco, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

The San Francisco International Arts Festival (SFIAF) is joining with the School of Music & Dance at San Francisco State University to present an exclusive Bay Area engagement with the legendary Cuban music ensemble Orquesta Aragon from Havana. Aragon brings the musical genius of generations of musicians to the Bay Area dedicated to sharing their rich musical heritage with both young and old music fans throughout the world. (more...)

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, SEUSSICAL, POE and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 86th Summer Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire have announced the Summer 2014 Theatre Season offering classic works coupled with contemporary plays. (more...)

Asaf Avidan Kicks Off North American Tour Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

North American audiences will experience his unique artistry when he tours here for the first time as a solo artist, today, February 19 - March 8, 2014. See below for an itinerary of shows. (more...)

Asaf Avidan Announces First North American Tour; Kicks Off 2/19 in Washington DC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

While Asaf Avidan has drawn comparisons to both Jeff Buckley and Nina Simone, he possesses a voice that is utterly singular. As London's The Independent recently put it, “If you haven't heard Avidan's music, prepare to be astounded.” North American audiences will experience his unique artistry when he tours here for the first time as a solo artist, February 19 – March 8, 2014. Please see below for an itinerary of shows. (more...)

Apollo's Fire Presents Two New Young Artist Concerts, 3/14-16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Apollo's Fire presents the outstanding young professionals from AF's Young Artist Apprentice Program in two new programs! Young Artist Concerts Music Collision: Art Meets Folk, 1614 & Family Concerts Ballads & Other Musical Tall Tales. Performances are March 14-16, 2014 They are featuring Madeline Apple Healey, soprano, Augusta McKay Lodge, violin, Cynthia Black, violin & viola, and David Ellis, cello & viola da gamba. (more...)

HOW I BECAME A PIRATE Set for City Theatre, 4/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Olympia Entertainment and Etico Productions present How I Became A Pirate, a musical based on the book written by Melinda Long. Children will join the adventures of Jacob Jeremy as he jumps on board to join Capitan Braid Beard and his pirate crew. Buried treasure, sea chanteys, pirate talk--who wouldn't go along? How I Became A Pirate lands at the City Theatre from Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27. (more...)

Richard and Sharon Jenkins to Receive Trinity Rep's 2014 Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement; Ceremony Set for 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Trinity Rep announced today that former artistic director and Academy-award nominated film, stage and TV actor Richard Jenkins and his wife Director/Choreographer Sharon Jenkins will be honored with the 2014 Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. The theater also announced that nationally known dance educator and choreographer Mary Paula Hunter will receive the 2014 Charles Sullivan Award for Distinguished Service in the Arts. The 18th annual Pell Awards will be held on Monday, June 9, 2014 at Trinity Rep with a reception to follow next door at the Providence Public Library. (more...)

JACK WHITE Confirms Headline Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Jack White has announced his first headline dates in support of his new album Lazaretto, out June 10th on Third Man Records/Columbia. The shows will be Jack's first since his ambitious 2012 world tour supporting the gold-certified, multiple-GRAMMY-nominated, international #1 Blunderbuss. (more...)

LA Premiere of AJAX IN IRAQ at Miles Memorial Playhouse to Run 5/8-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Many female combatants in the U.S. Armed Services are subjected to intense sexual abuse, but remain quiet. Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble opens its 2014 season with a Los Angeles premiere directed by artistic director John Farmanesh-Bocca. Ajax in Iraq by award-winning playwright Ellen Mclaughlin opens at the Miles Playhouse in Santa Monica for a four-week run on May 8. (more...)

THE COMMITMENTS' Killian Donnelly to Join Beverley Knight in MEMPHIS in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that Killian Donnelly will be joining Beverley Knight (The Bodyguard) in MEMPHIS when it opens in the West End this fall. Donnelly is currently starring in The Commitments at the Palace Theatre through September 14. MEMPHIS begins previews October 9 at London's Shaftesbury Theatre, with an opening slated for October 23. (more...)

Rico Love Added to 'Honest' 45-Date North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Grammy-nominated Disivion1/Interscope Records recording artist/songwriter/producer Rico Love is gearing up for the release of his upcoming Discrete Luxury EP by joining Future on the nationwide Honest Tour. (more...)

6 Pack Fitness Debuts Meal Management Bags and Travel Gear
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

6 Pack Fitness, the leader in meal management bags and travel gear for elite athletes, has announced the release of three new collections: Elite, Expert and Prodigy. The new lines were created to target a wider range of athletes, fitness enthusiasts, nutritionists and working professionals, and to encourage individuals to stay on track with their nutrition and fitness goals. Within the expansive offering that includes 13 new luxury backpacks, purses, briefcases and duffel bags, 6 Pack Fitness provides individuals with the ability to properly plan and manage meals throughout today's fast-paced and on-the-go lifestyle. Each new collection features unique styling and functionality to fit a variety of lifestyles, sport and nutrition needs. (more...)

CRT to Present LEGALLY BLONDE, 4/24-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present Legally Blonde the Musical onstage at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theater April 24-May 4. The 2007 winner of London's Olivier Award for Best Musical, stars Courtney Hammond as the intelligent, self-assured and fashion conscious Elle Woods. For tickets and information, call 860-486-2113 and visit www.crt.uconn.edu. (more...)

Thierry Lhermitte and Patrick Timsit Set for US Premiere of ADDRESS UNKNOWN at FIAF, 4/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, is thrilled to welcome French film and theater icons Thierry Lhermitte (The French Minister, The Dinner Game) and Patrick Timsit (Pedale douce) for the U.S. Premiere of Address Unknown (Inconnu a cette adresse). Adapted for the stage by Michele Levy-Bram and directed by Delphine de Malherbe, Address Unknown will be presented on Wednesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 24 at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall. (more...)

EELS's Releases 'The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett, the new album from EELS, is now streaming exclusively via The New York Times. Stream the album, out April 22 on E Works/Pias, here: http://nyti.ms/19UUpB1. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside LADY DAY's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Apr 14, 2014

Broadway's biggest stars gathered at the Circle in the Square Theatre yesterday for opening night of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, starring five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald and directed by Lonny Price. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the star-studded red carpet below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: LTM's STEEL MAGNOLIAS Blooms with Strong Cast
by Jacques Lamarre - Apr 14, 2014

Well, you know what they say: if you don't have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me! (more...)

Perceptant101 Announces Completion of Groundbreaking Web Diary for Global Leader Ocuco Ltd.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

CHESTERFIELD, England, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Perceptant101, one of the UK's leading interactive agencies, has today announced the completion and rollout of the a dramatic new tool for optician patients, on behalf of global leader Ocuco Ltd. The new web diary will be promoted at OPTRAFAIR at London's Olympia, on Friday, 11 April. (more...)

EELS' 'Mistakes of My Youth' Video Premieres at NPR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

NPR Music is premiering the video for EELS track “Mistakes Of My Youth” from The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett, out April 22 on E Works/Pias. (more...)

JAY BRANNAN to Release New Album, 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

New York–based singer/songwriter Jay Brannan announces his departure from long-time label distribution partner Nettwerk, and will be self-releasing his third full-length album entitled Always, Then, & Now, on July 15, 2014. (more...)

Washington Restaurant Association Pioneers Use of Google Glass Technology within Foodservice Industry with Live Stream of Major Trade Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Olympia, Wash., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ To engage its members and add a new dimension to its trade show presence, the Washington Restaurant Association (WRA) will unveil Google Glass technology at the 2014 Northwest Foodservice Show (NWFSS) on April 13-14. This is the first time the foodservice industry has featured Google Glass live streaming at a major trade show. (more...)

MTV Unveils Contents of 2014 MTV MOVIE AWARDS Talent Gift Bags
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

MTV today revealed the exclusive contents included in the custom-designed "2014 MTV Movie Awards" gift bag for attending celebrity nominees, presenters and performers. (more...)

Olympia Dukakis to Receive 2014 Elliot Norton Lifetime Achievement Award at Wheelock Family Theatre, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) has announced Academy Award-winner and international star of stage, television and film Olympia DUKAKIS will receive the 2014 Elliot Norton Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday, May 19 at The Wheelock Family Theatre, 200 The Riverway, Boston. The ceremony highlights will feature nominated musical performances, The Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence, and other surprises. Tickets are $30 for ceremony and party, and available through the WFT box office, 617-879-3200, or online at nortonawardsboston.com or OvationTix. (Use 'Norton2014' code to receive $10 off through April 30, 2014). (more...)

Michael O'Hagan, Colm Gormley & Maureen O'Connell to Join Keith Duffy in A HANDFUL OF STARS at Theatre503
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

The award-winning fringe venue Theatre503 has announced full casting for their SECOND LOOK production of Billy Roche's play A HAND FULL OF STARS. As previously announced Coronation Street actor and Boyzone star Keith Duffy (BIG MAGGIE, Druid Theatre Company) is to make his London stage debut as Stapler. Joining Keith will be actors Ciaran Owens (OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR at Stratford East and OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD for Out of Joint) as Jimmy, Michael O'Connor (ONCE, Phoenix Theatre) as Swan and Brian Fenton (THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, Noel Coward Theatre) as Tony. Artistic Director Paul Robinson's production will run at Battersea's Theatre503 from Wednesday 30 April until Saturday 24 May 2014. (more...)

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