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Clear Vision Information Systems Introduces MDMax; All-in-One Solution for Closing Gaps in Care for Medicare Advantage Members
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

“Identifying gaps in care, especially for seniors and those with chronic conditions, is one of the most important things we can do to support both the patient and the physician,” said Tom Peterson, president and CEO of Clear Vision. “Patients often need to be reminded when basic screenings are due or when it's time for a routine or follow-up physician visit. MDMax is a much-needed product at the right time.” (more...)

The Chuckleheads Coming to The Tavern, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

The Charlotte improvisational theatre group, the Chuckleheads, present their Any Given Sunday Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza at The Tavern, 300 East Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC on Saturday, September 13 beginning at 8:00pm. (more...)

The Chuckleheads to Perfrm at Theatre Charlotte, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

The Charlotte improvisational theatre group, the Chuckleheads, present their Happy Birthday to Us Seven Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza Starring the Chuckleheads: We're Itchy at Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC on Saturday, October 18 beginning at 8:00pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Deep Fried Man Lifts Mediocre FUNNIER THAN THEM at the Fugard
by David Fick - Sep 5, 2014

A good friend of mine often says that stand-up comedy is one of those things that cannot be mediocre. Due to the technicality that the show consists of a line-up of three comics, FUNNIER THAN THEM bucks the trend and manages to be a thoroughly mediocre affair. (more...)

GRCT School of Theatre Arts Launches New Adult Programming
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Starting a new program is no laughing matter, but for the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre School of Theatre Arts, the launching of an adult Improv Troupe (Rapid Delivery Improv) came right on queue. "We were looking for adult programming that would be an exciting addition for our school programming and had been considering improv for a long time," notes School Director Penelope Notter. "When Bart Sumner came to our stage for Christmas Carol, and shared his extensive knowledge and experience in Improv, we knew the stars were aligned." (more...)

Top Chefs to Compete in New Live Interactive Culinary Show RIVAL
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Fans of popular competitive cooking shows like 'Iron Chef,' 'Top Chef' and 'MasterChef' will now have a place to taste the culinary masterpieces they previously could only watch on television. Introducing 'Rival,' (more...)

First Time Ever: Underwater 4K Resolution Broadcasting with a Smartphone & HDBaseT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

The dive will take place during the 10th anniversary celebrations of the annual “Eilat Red Sea International Underwater Photo Competition.” The dive will be photographed by two high-definition Panasonic cameras (and distributed by Satlink), and also by a 4K-enabled smartphone. To deliver the live feed from the smartphone to the surface, an HDBaseT transmitter will be connected to a receiver over a simple LAN cable to be uploaded live on YouTube. No other solution in the market today can transmit 4K video transmissions over the long distances required for underwater broadcasting. (more...)

2014 BEAT Festival to Kick Off 9/11 in Brooklyn; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

On September 11-20, 2014, the third annual Brooklyn Emerging Artists in Theater (BEAT) Festival will take place, showcasing Brooklyn's most current crop of local theater, dance, and voice talent, performing in intriguing locations borough-wide. (more...)

The Chuckleheads to Bring ANY GIVEN SUNDAY Comedy Improv Extravaganza to The Tavern, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

The Charlotte improvisational theatre group, The Chuckleheads, present their Any Given Sunday Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza at The Tavern, 300 East Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC on Saturday, September 13 beginning at 8:00pm. (more...)

The Chuckleheads to Present 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US SEVEN' Extravaganza at Theatre Charlotte, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

The Charlotte improvisational theatre group, the Chuckleheads, present their Happy Birthday to Us Seven Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza Starring the Chuckleheads: We're Itchy at Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC on Saturday, October 18 beginning at 8:00pm. (more...)

Hyundai Launches Innovative Rewards Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 3,2014 /PRNewswire/ Hyundai Motor America today announced the launch of Hyundai Rewards, a comprehensive engagement program that rewards owners for shopping online and servicing their vehicles at participating dealerships. The free Hyundai Rewards program (www.hyundai-rewards.com) offers members points for every dollar spent shopping online through the Hyundai Rewards site or every time they visit a participating dealer's service department. Points can be applied towards the purchase or lease of a new Hyundai vehicle or future service visit. (more...)

ADP Introduces Mobile Tax Credit Screening for Work Opportunity Tax Credit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

ROSELAND, N.J., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ADP , a leading global provider of human capital management solutions, today introduced mobile tax credit screening for the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). Mobile screening is the latest addition to the ADP Tax Credits offering and allows businesses to screen for WOTC eligibility from any location using a mobile device or tablet, helping to speed up the overall credit capture process. ADP research indicates that its Tax Credits business is the first to provide a mobile tax credit screening offering. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL 2 Showed Many Facets of Beethoven's Oeuvre
by Barry Lenny - Sep 29, 2014

Bravo maestro, bravo soloist, bravo orchestra. Such excitement, such a memorable night. (more...)

Surprise Performance From 2014 Multi-Grammy Award Winning Superstars to Help the Chuckleheads Celebrate Seventh Birthday 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

The Charlotte-based improvisational theatre troupe, the Chuckleheads, will celebrate their seventh birthday with the Happy Birthday to us Seven Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza Starring the Chuckleheads: We're Itchy on Saturday, October 18 at 8:00p at Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207. (more...)

Face Off Unlimited Sets Cast for GOON RIVER at The Times Square Arts Center, 9/28-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Face Off Unlimited has announced its cast for the highly anticipated opening of the hilarious Goon River! The cast largely consists of veteran Face Off performers, and two of the three heads of Face Off. (more...)

FaceCake's Swivel' Virtual Dressing Room Hits the Road with the NFL for the 'NFL Fan Style Tour'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

CALABASAS, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ FaceCake Marketing Technologies, Inc. has teamed up with the National Football League (NFL) to bring real-time Try-On to the traveling 'NFL Fan Style Tour,' a mobile interactive experience that offers fans a firsthand look at this year's top fashion pieces from NFL Men's, Women's, and Tweens/Juniors Apparel. FaceCake's Swivel virtual dressing room engages fans instantly, letting them get their game on with the latest NFL styles and game day spirit gear aboard a 53-foot long, 2,000-square-foot event truck, creating a one-of-a-kind interactive fusion of fashion and football. (more...)

Diligent Named as Finalist for Customer Service at the Independent's UK 2014 Peer Awards for Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

The Peer Awards for Excellence celebrate outstanding innovative ideas that achieve tangible success. Finalists and eventual winners are voted by their peers, during three days of presentations by shortlisted companies. Awards are given based on four criteria: impact, innovation, insight and inspiration. (more...)

GOON RIVER to Kick Off 9/28 at The Times Square Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Leave it to Times Scare, New York City's only year-round haunted house attraction, to play host to GOON RIVER! Completely improvised and performed in total darkness, Goon River is a unique journey into the imagination. Listen as several improvised stories are cleverly woven together to create a tale of wonder and woe that you'll hardly believe is being made up On the Spot, and all around you! (more...)

Top Image Systems Unveils Innovative GlassCapture App at FinovateFall 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

TEL AVIV and NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Top Image Systems, Ltd. (Nasdaq:TISA), a leading ECM (Enterprise Content Management) and BPM (Business Process Management) solution and MIP (Mobile Imaging Platform) provider today unveils its patent-pending Google Glass application, GlassCapture™, to the FinovateFall audience in New York, NY. (more...)

Tickets to BLANK! THE MUSICAL Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Executive producer, Matt Britten, announces that tickets to NY's unique theatrical experience, BLANK! The Musical will be available to the public beginning Tuesday, September 23, 2014. (more...)

Surprise Performance From 2014 Multi-Grammy Award Winning Superstars to Help the Chuckleheads Celebrate Their Seventh Birthday 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Surprise Performance From 2014 Multi-Grammy Award Winning Superstars Help the Chuckleheads Celebrate Their Seventh Birthday on Saturday, October 18 at 8:00p at Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207. (more...)

Island City Stage Opens New Season with a World Premiere, 10/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

And so South Florida's Island City Stage - winner of six Carbonell Awards last season including Best Production of a Play - will kick off its third season with the world premiere of Michael Aman's new comedy POZ. The production will begin with previews on Thursday, October 23and open officially on Saturday, October 25. (more...)

North America's Fastest Growing Companies are Setting Themselves up for Customer Service Disaster, Finds New IntelliResponse Research
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

TORONTO, Sept 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Research conducted by IntelliResponse, provider of the most widely deployed enterprise virtual agent technology, found that many of North America's fastest growing technology companiesare setting themselves up for customer service disasters by offering few or no options for customers to quickly and easily find answers to their questions. (more...)

Magnet Theater to Kick Off 6th Annual New York Musical Improv Festival, 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Magnet Theater presents The Sixth Annual New York Musical Improv Festival from October 16 - 19, 2014 at 254 W. 29th Street, ground floor (between 7th and 8th Avenues), NYC. Tickets are now available for purchase at www.nymif.com. Most tickets are $10-$15 and feature performances by two to four different musical improv acts per show. (more...)

Tilt Video Announces Ghost Drone as the Winner of the First TechCrunch Disrupt Video Pitch-off
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Over 180 members of TechCrunch Disrupt's Startup Alley created their one-minute Tilt Video pitch or Shout-out in the Disrupt Video Pitch-off. This competition gave the participating entrepreneurs in Startup Alley greater visibility with investors and potential partners. Over 25 of the Shout-outs went to women in tech highlighting the growing number of women in the startup community. (more...)

Christina Holmes to Release Debut Album' Peace, Love, and C. Holmes' Out 10/14
by Danielle DeSisto - Sep 15, 2014

In June 2013, Christina Holmes, a singer/songwriter originally from New Jersey, now based in Rhode Island, was presented with the opportunity to record her debut album with multi-platinum producer Narada Michael Walden after he heard some of her demos and was blown away by her raw talent. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Orlando Native & Broadway Veteran, Davis Gaines
by Kimberly Moy - Sep 15, 2014

One star of Orlando Shakespeare's LES MIS is Broadway veteran Davis Gaines. Davis plays the antagonist, Inspector Javert, who becomes obsessed with capturing Jean Valjean. Taking a break between dress rehearsals, Davis took the time to answer some of BroadwayWorld's questions. (more...)

Scoop: PARENTHOOD on NBC - Thursday, October 2, 2014
by TV Scoop - Sep 12, 2014

Get all the scoop on PARENTHOOD, airing on NBC on Thursday, October 2, 2014! (more...)

VIDEO: Adam Levine Explains Maroon 5 Album Title 'V' & More on THE DAILY SHOW
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

On a recent episode of Comedy Central's THE DAILY SHOW, Adam Levine chatted about the various interpretations of Maroon 5's fifth album title, 'V,' and reminisced about when the band was still called Kara's Flowers. (more...)

Alumnae Theatre Playwrights Now Accepting Submissions for Intensive with Maja Ardal
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Alumnae Theatre invites beginning and experienced playwrights to submit their work for a Playwrights' Intensive led by renowned Canadian playwright Maja Ardal as part of the FireWorks Festival. (more...)

EOTO Sets Midwest Dates for Fall 2014 Outer Orbit Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

EOTO just announced their fall tour dates including theater performances throughout the Midwest and Southeast through November of 2014. (more...)

The EDGE Improv to Open 2014-15 Season at BPA, 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

The EDGE Improv kick starts the 2014 - 2015 Season September 6 with an ingeniously improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions. For nearly two decades, the troupe's riotous antics have inspired rave reviews from audience members and earned entertaining commentary from the troupe members themselves. Troupe member Ken Ballenger quips, "It's like therapy, but cheaper!" (more...)

Family Arts Day Set for 8/23 at Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Come one, come all for a day of art and festivities for all ages! Join us for Family Arts Day at the Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education (WTCAE) on Saturday, August 23, from 11 - 2. (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway Coming to Ronnie Scott's, 29-30 Sept
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Ann Hampton Callaway will perform at Ronnie Scott's, Monday 29th September - Tuesday 30th September 2014. (more...)

Celtic Tenors to Open CSO's 2014-15 Pops Season, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Celtic Tenors have captivated audiences throughout the UK, Europe, and US since their arrival on the music scene in 2000. What began as three very talented friends gathering on the operatic stage has since exploded into an international recording and touring phenomenon that transcends the trio's classical roots and embraces folk, pop, and various other dimensions of the musical spectrum. An evening with The Celtic Tenors guarantees a professional, sparkling, and good-humored performance featuring gorgeous Celtic songs like the haunting "Danny Boy" and exhilarating classics like "Nessun Dorma." (more...)

Maryland Ensemble Theatre Announces Fall 2014 Classes at The Ensemble School
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) is proud to announce its fall schedule of classes for The Ensemble School. (more...)

James Monroe Iglehart, Sarah Kay & More Set for SPEECHLESS at Joe's Pub Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Tonight - Monday, August 25th at 7:30pm; SPEECHLESS, Silicon Valley's hilarious, snarky, irreverent underground entertainment, in which tech workers, entrepreneurs, and entertainers live out their worst nightmares will have a special performance at Joe's Pub (Public Theatre) 425 Lafayette (at Astor Place). The acclaimed show is created by Sammy Wegent and produced by Scott Lifton (Mortified SF) and Anthony Veneziale (Free Style Love). Special guests for the show tonight are: Tony award winning - James Monroe Iglehart, TED Darling and spoken word poet - Sarah Kay, Future Mate creator - Brian Fountain, and Improv Guru - Nathan Phillips. (more...)

BWW Recap: OUTLANDER's All About Lairds, and Bairns, and Bards
by Kara McCoy - Aug 24, 2014

Ah yes. Another week, another frolic about the sprawling Scottish highlands. Alright, maybe not so much a frolic. Our heroine Claire certainly has more important things on her mind; survival for one, escape for another. In this week's episode of 'Outlander,' Claire is faced with even more difficulties within the walls of Castle Leoch, as the possibility of returning to her home and her husband seem further away than ever. (more...)

ClickMeeting Videoconferencing Becomes a Member of Educause
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

ClickMeeting, the leading videoconferencing service, recently announced they have joined Educause. The organization's membership includes over 1800 colleges and universities, 300 corporations that serve institutions of higher learning, and other related associations, state and federal agencies, system offices, and nonprofits. The move signals ClickMeeting's growing commitment to becoming a leading force in technology for education in the U.S. and internationally. (more...)

Bravo to Premiere New Season of TOP CHEF in Boston, 10/15
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Bravo Media's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series “Top Chef” will premiere its 12th season in Boston on Wednesday, October 15th at 10PM ET/PT. (more...)

LMAO OFF BROADWAY Returning to Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

After a busy summer touring nationwide, LMAO OFF BROADWAY - the interactive musical Improv comedy show by EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH - is Back in Times Square at the Broadway Comedy Club (318 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019). Tickets are now on sale for 3pm and 8pm shows every Saturday ($25 at the door or via Theatermania 866-811-4111; Group Sales SGF PRODUCTIONS 212-568-6560). Discount tickets, updated schedules and more information at www.8improv.com (more...)

BLANK! THE MUSICAL to Open at New World Stages in November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Theatergoers, comedy fans, and NYC visitors are invited to experience the magic of Broadway like never before with a groundbreaking interactive theatrical event: BLANK! THE MUSICAL. It was jointly announced today by Matt Britten, executive producer; Aaron Price, co-founder and CEO of Livecube; and Shannon O'Neill, artistic director of Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre that BLANK! THE MUSICAL is set to begin performances at New World Stages in midtown Manhattan beginning November 1 for a special limited engagement tryout for six weeks only. The show is co-created by Michael Girts, Mike Descoteaux, and T.J. Shanoff. Casting and creative team for the special theatrical event will be announced soon. (more...)

UNITED INK FLIGHT 914 TATTOO, ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL to Run 9/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

From Friday September 12th through Sunday September 14th (Friday 2-11pm, Saturday 12-11pm, Sunday 12- 7pm), join international artists from Italy, Russia, Japan, China, Sweden, UK, Switzerland, Ireland, Germany, Nepal, Spain and others alongside thousands of art, music, and tattoo lovers as World Famous Tattoo Lou's Presents the United Ink Flight 914 Tattoo, Art and Music Festival at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City, NY. (more...)

Mara Wilson, Caroline Rose, Mary Millben, and More to Perform at Joe's Pub 8/20-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

This week, Joe's Pub at the Public will feature the talents of many performers, including Mara Wilson, Caroline Rose, Mary Millben, and more, August 20-31. (more...)

Planet Improv Presents THE CHUCKLEHEADS for August-October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The Goodbye Summer 2014 Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza Starring the Chuckleheads Comes to the Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius on Saturday, August 30 at 6p (family friendly) & 8pm. (more...)

ALADDIN's James Monroe Iglehart and More Join SPEECHLESS at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

SPEECHLESS, Silicon Valley's hilarious, snarky, irreverent underground entertainment, in which tech workers, entrepreneurs, and entertainers live out their worst nightmares will have a special performance at Joe's Pub (Public Theatre) 425 Lafayette (at Astor Place) on Monday, August 25th at 7:30pm. (more...)

BWW Recap: BIG BROTHER Evicts Another House Guest
by Joseph OHern - Aug 14, 2014

Can we just start this recap by establishing that Julie Chen looked great in that red dress? Then again, doesn't she always look good? I guess that's how it works when you're married to one of the bosses of CBS. Moving along now, last week it was a double eviction week (Jacosta and Hayden were both sent packing) and ever since then the house seems to be in shambles. With everyone starting to turn on each other I don't think there's a single person who feels safe. (more...)

The Waltz to Host Second 2014 'Firm' Concert, 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Waltz is being reborn in this year's concert series presented by Adelaide chamber music promoters, The Firm. Composer directors Quincy Grant and Raymond Chapman Smith are thrilled to be launching a new ensemble for their second concert, on Monday August 18. (more...)

CSz Houston Announces Move And Temporary Location
by Laura Meltzer - Aug 13, 2014

CSz Houston, which houses ComedySportz will be relocating temporarily at the Holiday Inn Houston West-Energy Corridor, before moving to their new home. (more...)

Stage and Screen Stars Mourn the Loss of Robin Williams on Twitter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

As BWW reported earlier this evening, comedian and Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams died this morning, August 11, 2014, of an apparent suicide. He was 63. A slew of stars took to Twitter following the announcement to express their gratitude to the performer and wish him well. Scroll down to see what they had to say, and check back for updates later tonight and tomorrow morning! (more...)

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