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EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Interviews: Comedian Paco Erhard
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 29, 2014

Comedian Paco Erhard speaks to BWW:UK about his Edinburgh Fringe 2014 show Worst. German. Ever. (more...)

Nickelodeon Suites Resort to Host Two Action-Packed Power Rangers Super Megaforce Weekends in October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Nickelodeon Suites Resort, the only Nick-themed resort of its kind in the world, will host two exciting Power Rangers Super Megaforce weekends this October. The first weekend-long celebration will be held on October 17-19 and will feature appearances by the actors from the Power Rangers Super Megaforce TV series. The second themed weekend, which will take place on October 24-26, will be jam-packed with Power Rangers Super Megaforce fun with all six Rangers costumed characters, including the brand new Silver Ranger. (more...)

THE BACHELORETTE's Andi Dorfman, Taylor Armstrong & More Set for E! NEWS' 'They Dated' this Week
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

This week E! News is bringing you all the latest entertainment headlines and shows packed full of celebrity guests. Plus, “They Dated” week continues with fun segments highlighting celebrities' surprising exes! Don't miss a minute of the fun when E! News airs all this week beginning at 7pm and 11:30pm ET/PT only on E! (more...)

PeerApp to Present New Video and Content Delivery Approach for Monetizing OTT at CableLab's Summer Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

NEWTON, MA - PeerApp, the leader in Internet content caching infrastructure, will present at this week's CableLab's Summer Conference on a panel about how over-the-top (OTT) content can be delivered most effectively with the highest quality. (more...)

BUS STOP, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN and More Set for USM Department of Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The University of Southern Maine (USM) Department of Theatre is presenting an innovative and enlightening six-show season for 2014-2015, replete with skirt-chasing dames, lonely love-torn souls, original dance, a production at the Portland Stage Studio Theater featuring a satirical southern belle and her hypochondriac son, followed by a pistol-packing nun, and the Maine premiere of the sensational new musical, "Catch Me If You Can," as well as one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies "shadowed" by American Sign Language interpreter-performers. (more...)

TLC to Premiere Third Season of GYPSY SISTERS, 8/21
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The GYPSY SISTERS are back and still over-the-top in a two-hour season premiere on TLC Thursday, August 21st at 9/8c. (more...)

Filibusta and Pleasure to Play the Fox Theatre, 9/13; Tickets on Sale 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Z2 Entertainment presents Filibusta & Pleasure with Proper Motion and Casual Commander at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, September 13th, 2014. (more...)

Shoshana Bean Set for for Marty Thomas Presents DIVA at Industry Bar Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Marty Thomas Presents DIVA features a rotating cast of dynamic female talent paying tribute to the greatest Over the Top icons throughout history! From Cher to Whitney, Mariah to Britney, you'll hear them all every Monday night at Industry Bar. There's never a cover and the show is always brand new. (more...)

YuppTV Forays into Global Market: Launches ARY Channels
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Focusing on providing International content to subscribers and expanding its network in markets around the world, YuppTV today announced the launch of Pakistan's leading ARY television channels to subscribers. (more...)

GYPSY SISTERS Returns to TLC on 8/21
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The GYPSY SISTERS are back and still over-the-top in a two-hour season premiere on TLC Thursday, August 21st at 9/8c. The third season chronicles more Stanley family drama as they navigate breakups, makeups and road trips, giving viewers a one-of-a-kind look at the jaw-dropping ways of the infamous gypsy clan. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Next Stop Broadway's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST IN CONCERT at the Capitol Theatre
by Peter Nason - Jul 27, 2014

Jarrett Koski's direction is tight and imaginative, and though we may miss certain perks that would come with a full-scale production of the show, the concert version is simply stunning. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Marvelous Production of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING by Stages St. Louis
by Chris Gibson - Jul 27, 2014

The corporate business world of today is far removed from the tropes that abound in the musical HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, and that's one of things that makes it so interesting and enjoyable to watch, particularly when it's a production as sharply staged and exuberantly performed as the current presentation by Stages St. Louis. This is the type of musical that this company really excels at, and the overall enthusiasm and energy expended on the stage of the Robert G. Reim Auditorium makes this show an absolute must-see! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Chaos Reigns in ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS (Circle Theatre)
by Cassandra Sandros - Jul 27, 2014

After being fired from a skiffle band, Francis Henshall struggles to make ends meet by taking on the employ of two different bosses, neither of whom is aware of the other. Ruled by his baser natures, his struggles to fulfill his need for food, for sexy bookkeeper Dolly, and just to save his own skin, rule this hilarious and chaotic comedy. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Tour De Force Fabulous French Farce THE GAMESTER at Theatre 40
by Shari Barrett - Jul 26, 2014

The setting is Paris in the 18th Century with THE GAMESTER performed in rhymed couplets. But don't let the timeframe, language or fabulous costumes fool you. This story of true love, schemes, casual lusts, machinations, treachery and too many casinos feels as modern as today. After all, haven't we created whole cities and casinos galore aimed to pull in gamblers night and day? And don't we have Gamblers Anonymous for those who simply cannot stay away? (more...)

Photo Flash: The Amoralists' THE GYRE Opens at Walkerspace
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The Amoralists present The Gyre, a two play repertory exploring man's vicious cycles, featuring the World Premiere of Derek Ahonen's The Qualification of Douglas Evans, directed by James Kautz, and the World Premiere of Mark Roberts' Enter at Forest Lawn, directed by Jay Stull. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Promises Comedy Tonight and Delivers it Full Force
by Shari Barrett - Jul 25, 2014

When I heard The Aerospace Players were going to present A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, I almost decided not to see it as I have seen it twice before and never really understood why the show was just not as funny as it ought to be. Now I know why - those other shows did not have Darrell Clark playing Pseudolus and he made all the difference! Clark's abundant physicality added so much more to the crazy humor of the show that even the silliest jokes seemed new and fresh, generating lots of laughs and when appropriate, sufficient groans. (more...)

TelVue Expands Hosted Broadcasting Services With Level 3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ - TelVue® Corporation (PINKSHEETS: TEVE), the innovation leader in Internet and Television Broadcasting services for communities, cable operators, and media companies, has significantly upgraded its hosted broadcasting and cloud video services with a migration to Level 3 Communications® IP network. (more...)

Scoop: THE CHEW - Week of 7/28 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Jul 24, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE CHEW - Week of 7/28, airing on ABC (more...)

Lisa Rinna Signs on for 5th Season of Bravo's REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Lisa Rinna has signed on for the fifth season of REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces JAMES BROWN Film Series
by Movies News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today James Brown: The Hardest Working Man in Show Business (August 29 - September 1). (more...)

Know Theatre to Present HARRY & THE THIEF, 8/8-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Harry & the Thief is an epic summer blockbuster; a socially conscious riot of a play that mashes up Civil-War-era melodrama with an over-the-top action movie to tell a story full of adventure, social relevance, and answering the call of destiny. It runs August 8-30 on Know Theatre's MainStage. (more...)

Jungle Theater to Present THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, 8/29-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Like the vampire and Egyptian princess who appear in Charles Ludlam's high-camp classic, THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP returns to life at the Jungle Theater (2951 Lyndale Ave. So., Minneapolis), August 29-October 19, 2014. One of the Jungle's 'most-requested' favorites, award-winning director Joel Sass reprises the over-the-top farce with Bradley Greenwald and brings Stephen Cartmell into the fray. (more...)

Mattel Celebrates 2014 San Diego Comic-Con with Hot Collectibles and Fan-atic Festivities
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Mattel SDCC Fan Firsts: (more...)

In Performance Video: Everett Quinton Stars in Off-Broadway's DROP DEAD PERFECT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

This week's New York Times 'In Performance' video features Everett Quinton currently starring in Erasmus Finn's DROP DEAD PERFECT, a humorous melodrama set in 1952 at a Florida Keys cottage. (more...)

GoPro Expands Xbox Entertainment Portfolio with New App Channel for Xbox One
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

SAN MATEO, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO) today released four exclusive videos to the Xbox community to mark the launch of its GoPro Channel for the Xbox One video game and entertainment system from Microsoft an entertainment and e-commerce app that allows Xbox Live members worldwide* to stream GoPro content on-demand, share favorite videos, and purchase GoPro cameras and accessories. (more...)

Rob Evan & Morgan James Perform 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart' From DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 22, 2014

Talented rock tenor Rob Evan joins with Broadway regular Morgan James to perform a standout selection from the score for DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES, the chart-topping gothic pop anthem 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart'. (more...)

Global Capacity and NCTC Partner to Bring Competitive Network Solutions to Rural Cable and Video Operators
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

CHICAGO, IL - Global Capacity, the leading network connectivity company, and National Cable Television Cooperative, Inc. (NCTC), a cooperative of independent cable operators, today announce a new master service agreement that allows NCTC members and affiliates to expand network service coverage throughout North America. Leveraging its One Marketplace, Global Capacity enables the efficient, cost-effective pricing and procurement of network connectivity for NCTC and its over 950-member cooperative. (more...)

Photo Flash: DROP DEAD PERFECT, Starring Everett Quinton, Opens at Theatre at St. Clements
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Peccadillo Theater Company presents Penguin Rep's production of DROP DEAD PERFECT, a new comedy starring the legendary Everett Quinton at the Theatre at St. Clements (423 W 46th St - between 9th and 10th Avenue). The comedy opened July 20th at 7PM - below, check out photos from opening night, featuring an appearance from Andre DeShields! (more...)

Octoshape and Catenoid Partner for OTT/IPTV Services in South Korea
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Given the rapidly growing consumption of Internet video across connected devices, broadcasters and others increasingly require a carrier-grade, flexible, OTT solution that meets their quality, scale and cost requirements. Under the agreement, which further expands the Octoshape footprint to include the fast-growing South Korean market, broadcasters and operators gain access to Octoshape's full suite of cloud-based OTT/IPTV video streaming services. In addition, Catenoid's superior APAC expertise and pre-existing relationships, will serve to facilitate and expedite service localization and expansion. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ken Ludwig's LEADING LADIES Are Ravishing at GCT
by Don Grigware - Jul 21, 2014

Playwright Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo as well as Leading Ladies) is one of a dying breed of American farceurs. How many presently exist? In the UK, yes, there are many. Farce is their specialty, but not in the US. So, that given, Leading Ladies is a uniquely special ode to the theatre, to Shakespeare and to that band of traveling actors who make little money but devote their lives to entertain us, and to comedy put forth at a breakneck pace. Thanks to Ken Ludwig and his Leading Ladies our lives are that much brighter. Now in an especially exhilarating production at GCT James Castle Stevens skillfully guides a fiercely talented cast through August 16. (more...)

YuppTV Unveils 'YuppTV Media Player' to Deliver World Class Streaming Experience
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Using the compact and portable android based Wi-Fi enabled YuppTV Media Player, viewers will now be able to access more than 180 channels worldwide in 10+ languages. This is made available as Live TV, Catch-up TV, TV Shows, and unlimited movies, in 1080p High Definition (HD) quality to subscribers, turning normal TVs to smart TVs. Once set up, using the YuppTV Media player, users can access their favourite content at the touch of a button. Apart from the Indian content, channel catalogue also includes leading Pakistani and soon, ready to launch Bangladeshi channels. In the future YuppTV will continue to add premium content to the portfolio on a regular basis for international markets. (more...)

ARRIS Whole Home Solution Introduces OTT Service
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

SUWANEE, Ga. and PALO ALTO, Calif., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ARRIS Group, Inc. (ARRS) and Wurl, Inc. today announced the launch of ARRIS Marketa new open platform for cable operators combining over-the-top (OTT) content with traditional programming services on ARRIS set-tops. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 2nd Story's HAY FEVER Frothy Summer Farce
by Veronica Bruscini - Jul 21, 2014

HAY FEVER is the latest summertime offering to play 2nd Story Theatre's UpStage space. It is, by far, the lightest and most comedic production on the company's bill, featuring over-the-top characters and nearly nonstop antics. Though HAY FEVER has some truly laugh-out-loud moments, there are some missteps in 2nd Story's production. (more...)

CounterPath Awarded Patent for Mobile Network Based Authentication Enabling Operators to Offer Seamless VoIP User Experience
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - CounterPath Corporation (NASDAQ:CPAH)(TSX:CCV), a leading developer of award-winning desktop, tablet and mobile VoIP software products and solutions, today announced that it has been awarded patent No. US 8,763,081 from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Titled, 'Network Based Authentication', the patent protects CounterPath's unique methods of authenticating a Voice over IP (VoIP) softphone application on a device via a GSM based telephone network rather than via traditional username/password requirements, thereby strengthening the value of CounterPath's Operator OTT (Over the Top) solution offerings and enabling mobile operators to offer a highly improved seamless VoIP user experience for its customers. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CAT IN THE HAT Has the Desired Effect at Children's Theatre Company
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jul 21, 2014

What better way to review a Children's Theatre Company show than to have a real mom and her little boy attend and tell us about the experience? This first-hand review by a first-time reviewer will charm you into attending one of the remaining performances as the show closes this Sunday, July 27. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA - All Hail The Queen
by Jeffrey Scott - Jul 21, 2014

Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival's production of William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra brings royal-like acting to the Conejo Valley stage. (more...)

Worldnow Signs Weigel Broadcasting and Calkins Media for its Market Leading Media Management and Publishing Platforms
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

NEW YORK, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Worldnow, the only unified CMS, Video and Mobile publishing solution, announced today that it has added five more stations to its already impressive and fast-growing roster. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Do You Believe in Magic? THE TEMPEST at Portland Shakespeare Project
by Patrick Brassell - Jul 20, 2014

Theater is about illusion and the suspension of disbelief. If the actors believe in what they're saying, the audience follows along. (more...)

Everett Quinton's DROP DEAD PERFECT Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

The Peccadillo Theater Company presents Penguin Rep's production of DROP DEAD PERFECT, a new comedy starring the legendary Everett Quinton at the Theatre at St. Clements (423 W 46th St - between 9th and 10th Avenue), which began previews Tuesday, July 15th. The comedy will open tonight, July 20th at 7PM. (more...)

Old 505 Theatre Presents KINSKI AND I, Sept 3-14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

Kinski And I explores playwright and film critic CJ Johnson's response to German movie star Klaus Kinski's sordid memoir of sexual addiction. As a lover of celebrity memoirs that do not shy away from squalid truths, nothing prepared CJ Johnson for Klaus Kinski's Uncut, which reveals and revels in an intense, often pornographic description of Kinski's lifelong sexual addiction. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ARCADIA - A Well Constructed Play Which Makes for a Long Echoing Sit at MAMAI
by Roy Berko - Jul 20, 2014

Czech born Thomas Stoppard is a Jewish British playwright who escaped from his birth country in 1939, just before the Nazi occupation. Living, in England, he has gained a reputation as one of modern English language's greatest playwrights. The recipient of an Academy Award and four Tony Awards, it is generally agreed by theatre analysts that 'Arcadia,' a production of which is now on stage at Mamai Theatre, is one of the western world's greatest plays. (more...)

Coronado Playhouse Presents DEARLY BELOVED to Benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of San Diego, 8/15-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

Love isn't always peaceful or perfect, but it is definitely hilarious and heart-warming in this down home southern comedy about a wedding day disaster with the most unlikely happy ending. Dearly Beloved by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, is the story of a completely dysfunctional but loveable Texas family caught in a whirlwind of gossip, god and gunfire. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MSMT's SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Dazzles the Eye and Warms the Heart
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 18, 2014

For its third production of the season, Maine State Music Theatre has staged a dazzling revival of the beloved 1954 classic, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. The company, under the direction of Patti Colombo, delivers a joyous, heartwarming, foot stomping, breathtaking extravaganza of brilliant dancing, convincing characterization, and first-rate production values. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS: WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE to Make Providence Debut at PPAC, Jan 16-18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The Illusionists: Witness The Impossible will makes its Providence debut at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) January 16 - 18, 2015. The Illusionists is the third installment in the 2014/2015 Encore Series (formerly known as the Contemporary Classics Series). The previously announced Cirque Dreams Holidaze (December 5 -7, 2014) and Blue Man Group (March 6 - 8, 2015) are sponsored by Amica Insurance. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Otterbein's DAMES AT SEA a Loving Tribute to a Bygone Era
by Paul Batterson - Jul 18, 2014

DAMES AT SEA is listed as a parody of the Busby Berkley musicals of the 1930s but the Otterbein University's production of the George Haimsohn and Robin Miller musical comes across as a loving tribute than a skewering of the glitzy, style-over substance musicals. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Diaz, Segel are Funny & Sexy in Overly-Sanitized SEX TAPE
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 18, 2014

Let's be clear, no movie about two parents making a sex tape to get out of their marital rut can ever be described as family-friendly (especially this one), but SEX TAPE, from director Jake Kasdan, feels like a sanitized attempt to recreate the over-the-top raunchy humor of THE HANGOVER, BRIDESMAIDS, and HORRIBLE BOSSES. Despite its slightly restrained feel, the movie, mainly on the likeability of stars Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel, manages to be entertaining and diverting, despite not being all that memorable. It feels like Kasdan is trying to delicately straddle the line between gross-out comedy and rom-com. Unfortunately, that indecision robs the film of its teeth… unless you like that sort of thing. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS Breaks Box Office Records at Broadway San Jose - Playing Now thru July 20!
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Jul 17, 2014

When you hear the term The Four Seasons and you think of 'Sherry,' 'Big Girls Don't Cry,' 'Oh, What a Night,' and 'Walk Like a Man' instead of snow, leaves, rain or sunshine, then the hit musical Jersey Boys is a must see! (more...)

Bergen County Players' 2014-15 Season to Include 'DROWSY CHAPERONE,' 'OSAGE COUNTY' & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Long considered one of America's foremost community theater groups, the Bergen County Players is proud to announce its 2014-15 season, an ambitious, passionate and playful year of audience pleasing musicals, innovative plays and special events for its 82nd consecutive season. From toe-tapping musicals to hilarious comedies to intense dramas, BCP has garnered a reputation for outstanding quality productions at affordable prices. As audiences have been anxiously anticipating, the new season kicks off with The Drowsy Chaperone, the five-time Tony Award winning musical. (more...)

Cable Operators Seize the OTT Initiative, Heavy Reading Finds
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

NEW YORK, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Cable and over-the-top (OTT) providers are striking an unusual friendship, one that leads to profitability for both sides once some large challenges are hurdled, according to the latest report from Heavy Reading Cable Industry Insider (www.heavyreading.com/cable), a subscription research service from Heavy Reading (www.heavyreading.com). (more...)

Concurrent Boosts the Performance of Over-The-Top Video Services
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Concurrent's next-generation transparent caching solution optimizes the online video traffic being delivered over service providers' high speed data networks, while creating new revenue generation opportunities. Using Concurrent's system, service providers can analyze Internet traffic in real-time to identify the most popular streaming video content and software downloads, including Apple iOS, Google Android, and Microsoft Windows updates. Popular content is cached at the edge of the service provider's network to enable subsequent consumer requests for the same content to be served locally, resulting in network bandwidth savings, faster data services, improved video quality, and enhanced service consistency. In addition, Concurrent's solution offers a variety of advanced features that enable service providers to offer value added services such as content acceleration, content adaptation, and broad-spectrum audience measurement that spans multiple online services. As part of its unified solution portfolio, Concurrent's transparent caching software is integrated with its market leading multi-screen content delivery solution, providing customers with a common architecture for deploying on-net, off-net, and enhanced OTT video services. (more...)

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