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The Old Globe's 2014 Gala 'Summer Splendor' Raises Over $1 Million
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Over 380 guests attended The Old Globe's 2014 Gala, "Summer Splendor," on July 26 on the Globe's historic campus in Balboa Park. When final proceeds and expenses are tallied, the black-tie event is expected to net more than $1 million for the theatre's artistic and educational activities. Nina Doede, Deni Jacobs, and Sheryl White served as Co-Chairs for the Globe Gala, and lead underwriters for the evening were Audrey Geisel, Darlene Marcos Shiley, Conrad Prebys and Debra Turner, and Sheryl and Harvey White, with many other guests making generous gifts. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Can't Sit Still at FOOTLOOSE
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Aug 8, 2014

Early in the first act of the Tom Snow - Dean Pitchford 1998 musical Footloose, Ren declares his passion for dancing - 'I can't sit still' - and, indeed, by the end of the evening at the Pickard Theatre, the audience for Maine State Music Theatre echoes his mantra. They are cheering, swaying, and shouting to the music, and embracing the exuberant, touching message of this show. Directed and choreographed brilliantly by Patti Colombo (assisted by Karl Warden) and performed by a dynamic cast, this fourth and final production of MSMT's 2014 season dazzles and delights. (more...)

THE SHADOW UPSTREAM by Angela Menking is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

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GENBAND Highlights Award-winning Unified Communications, WebRTC, OTT and Residential Solutions at CANTO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

“We continue to experience a great deal of momentum in the Caribbean region with customers seeking real time communications solutions that will allow them to dramatically improve their customers' communications experience,” said Brad Bush, Chief Marketing Officer at GENBAND. “GENBAND is leading the way in bringing to market innovative technologies such as operator OTT and WebRTC-based Unified Communications solutions that empower our customers to create new revenue streams and improve profitability. We are looking forward to showcasing these solutions and others to prospective and existing customers as well as partners at CANTO, one of the longest running conferences in our industry.” (more...)

Third Season of Destination America's BUYING ALASKA to Premiere 9/6
by TV News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Just in time for the change of the season, Destination America is bringing back the originator of its popular 'Buying' franchise with a third season of BUYING ALASKA. This series proves that, for the most adventurous of Americans, forgoing basic amenities is a reasonable tradeoff for stunning surroundings that can't be found anywhere in the Lower 48. Follow along as families tour properties with much more to offer than just normal living quarters -- an extraordinary Alaskan landscape, simplified lifestyle, and proximity to nature. From the ability to hunt and fish off your back deck to extreme seclusion on your own private island, Alaska offers it all. Living in this rugged and remote terrain is not for the faint of heart, but paradise awaits for homeowners seeking an adventure. The 30-episode third season of BUYING ALASKA premieres Saturday, September 6 at 9/8c and 9:30/8:30c on Destination America. (more...)

A Reimagined TWELFTH NIGHT to Play FringeNYC, 8/13-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

HelikonRep announced that it will produce the world premiere of THE SUN EXPERIMENT, by NYTW Emerging Playwright of Color CATHERINE YU, at the 18th annual New York International Fringe Festival. Inspired by Shakespeare's Twelfth Nightand named for 20th century philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein's theory on the rotation of the sun, THE SUN EXPERIMENT will be directed by HelikonRep Artistic Director and Drama League Directing FellowELENA HEYMAN. (more...)

Washington, D.C.'s Art Museum of the Americas to Host ART AFTER DARK 5, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

AMA | Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States and the Friends of AMA announce Art After Dark 5. Now in its fifth year, the popular after-hours event brings art and music lovers together for one night to celebrate al fresco in the lush garden of the OAS. ART AFTER DARK 5 will take place on Friday, August 22 from 9PM to 1AM. (more...)

RADiUS Acquires Critically Acclaimed Film THE GREAT INVISIBLE
by Movies News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

RADiUS announced today that it has acquired U.S. rights to Participant Media's critically-acclaimed, SXSW Grand Jury Award-winning film, THE GREAT INVISIBLE (more...)

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Reintroduces Island Paradise and Island Paradise Luxury Room Packages for Fall With Complimentary Wellness Delights
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua recently unveiled exciting updates to two of its most popular room packages, Island Paradise and Island Paradise Luxury. Both packages now feature a complimentary fifth night with the choice of daily breakfast (Island Paradise) or a hotel credit (Island Paradise Luxury). The new packages offer more flexibility for guests to make a fall vacation to remember. "Fall is such a beautiful and special time in Maui, especially as the Humpback Whales begin their seasonal migration back to the island," said Jay Heidenreich, Director of Sales & Marketing for The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. "We wanted to expand our room package offerings around the fall season so our guests can experience Maui in a new way than they may have in the past." (more...)

Ice-T to Narrate Season 3 of TV One's CELEBRITY CRIME FILES, Premiering 9/8
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

TV One, which entertains, informs and inspires Black adult viewers, today announced that its popular investigative docu-series Celebrity Crime Files returns for a riveting third season Monday, September 8 at 10 PM/ET. (more...)

Ewa Wojciak, Director of Poland's Theatre of the Eighth Day, Fired by City Mayor
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Director of Poland's Theatre of the Eighth Day, Ewa Wojciak, was fired by Poznan mayor Ryszard Grobelny on 28 July because she did not ask for permission to leave the city when she went to Yale and Princeton on 18 February. (more...)

Cast Announced for Christopher Wheelon's ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND at Lincoln Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The Joyce Theater Foundation and The National Ballet of Canada today announced the casting for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, having its New York premiere at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center, September 9 - 14, 2014. (more...)

Scoop: BACHELOR IN PARADISE on ABC - Monday, August 25, 2014
by - Aug 19, 2014

Get all the scoop on BACHELOR IN PARADISE, airing on ABC on Monday, August 25, 2014! (more...)

ABC's MISTRESSES Up Week-to-Week in Total Viewers
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

During the week of August 11, 2014, ABC aired 7 of the Top 20 broadcast programs in Adults 18-49: “20/20: Robin Williams” – No. 8, “Bachelor in Paradise” – No. 9, (more...)

Quotables from THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Below, check out Quotables from 'THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON' August 11 - August 15 (more...)

NBC Wins Week of August 11 Among Big 4 in Key Demos
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

NBC has won the primetime week of Aug. 11-17 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, marking the ninth time this summer NBC has finished #1 or tied for #1 among those nets. (more...)

MAUS Theater of Berlin's COME THICK NIGHT Opens Tonight at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

MAUS Theater of Berlin presents COME THICK NIGHT, A Shakespearean Gruselkabinett at the New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. A production of The Present Company, the show runs tonight, August 19, through August 24th. (more...)

Debbie Reynolds to be Honored with 2014 SAG Life Achievement Award
by Movies News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Debbie Reynolds – actor, singer, dancer, author, champion for the preservation of the artifacts of film history and for the understanding and treatment of mental illness – has been named the 51st recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest honor: (more...)

Kina Grannis Announces Fall 2014 Headlining Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Los Angeles indie artist Kina Grannis is thrilled to announce a full World Tour this fall in support of her sophomore studio full-length, Elements. (more...)

DELTA SPIRIT to Play Three NYC Shows 9/30-10/02
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Delta Spirit has added three headlining New York City dates in three consecutive nights to their extensive fall tour. The performances celebrate the release of their highly anticipated new album Into the Wide, due September 9 on Dualtone Records, and honor the city where most of the band resided during the record's conception (more...)

2014 Creative Arts Emmy Winners - Complete List!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

This year's Creative Arts telecast partner is FXM; a two-hour edited version of the ceremony will air Sunday, August 24 at 8:00 PM ET/PT with an encore at 10:00 PM ET/PT on FXM. The program will be streamed in its entirety as part of the Backstage LIVE! show on Emmys.com at 12:00 PM PT/3:00 PM ET on Monday, August 25. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, Paradise in Augustines, August 17th 2014
by Amy Hanson - Aug 17, 2014

A fresh and funny take on the show within a show concept, The Drowsy Chaperone is a delightful treat for anyone with a fondness for showtunes. A love letter to the musical theatre form, it is full of immediately likeable tunes and marvellous jokes that draw on both a pitch-perfect parody of old time musicals and more than a dash of post-modern humour, in a combination that is as much heartwarming as it is hilarious. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Montae Russell Channels Charlie 'Bird' Parker in BIRD LIVES! at the Chromolume Theatre at the Attic
by Shari Barrett - Aug 16, 2014

Charlie 'Bird' Parker's belief that "music is like a fire to warm your hands on" and a "joyful noise" is currently being celebrated in BIRD LIVES! at the Chromolume Theatre at the Attic starring Montae Russell as the jazz icon. Written by Willard Manus and directed by Tommy Hicks, the play continues with a strictly limited engagement through September 21 only. (more...)

Hallmark Channel's CEDAR GROVE Debut Reaches 2.3 M Viewers
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Hallmark Channel's original programming continues to capture viewers' hearts days after it premieres, with the August 9th debut of episode 2004 of scripted series, Cedar Cove, reaching 2.3 million viewers (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - FOX's HELL'S KITCHEN Season 13; Competing Chefs Revealed!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 15, 2014

Host, executive producer and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay fires up a brand-new season of HELL'S KITCHEN with a special, two-hour Season 13 premiere airing Wednesday, Sept. 10 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (more...)

Arno Cost and Norman Doray Return with 'Strong'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Arno Cost and Norman Doray are back. With their previous onslaught 'Apocalypse 2014' frequently featuring in the sets of house legends, the pair return to strength with 'Strong', and a brand new guest mix for Steve Angello's Residency at BBC Radio 1. (more...)

IGT and LT Game Form Partnership to Expand Game Distribution
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

As IGT and LT Game each seek to expand their global market share and product portfolio, this partnership provides the unique opportunity to leverage existing sales, service and compliance infrastructures to drive revenues from incremental product segments. The terms of the agreement specify that IGT will distribute LT Game products on an exclusive basis across jurisdictions in the U.S. and Canada. IGT is also granted right of first refusal for distribution of LT Games to Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, South America and Central America. (more...)

24 Shows With Over 100 Performers Set for 2014 NY Clown Theatre Festival, Running This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Now in its 9th year, The NY Clown Theatre Festival is New York's preeminent annual, international Clown Theatre festival. (more...)

Scoop: HAWAII FIVE-0 on CBS - Friday, September 5, 2014
by TV Scoop - Aug 14, 2014

Get all the scoop on HAWAII FIVE-0, airing on CBS on Friday, September 5, 2014! (more...)

The Miller Theatre Opens Its 2014 - 2015 Season with HEART & BREATH, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Miller opens its fall season with a captivating new production. Sparking a music dialogue across centuries, Heart & Breath deftly combines modern arrangements of music by Gesualdo and Monteverdi with contemporary works that blend music, dance, and theater, including composer Amy Beth Kirsten's "wildly imaginative" (Washington Post)Colombine's Paradise Theatre. The six musicians of eighth blackbird play, speak, sing, whisper, growl, and mime, breathing theatrical life into the timeless characters of thecommedia dell'arte in this uniquely immersive concert experience. (more...)

Music Theatre International Acquires Rights to MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) http://www.mtishows.com, has secured worldwide licensing rights to one of Broadway's biggest hits, Mamma Mia! With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and written by Catherine Johnson, Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good show, taking audiences on a trip down the aisle they'll never forget. (more...)

Jason Morris to Bring MUSICALLY YOGIC to Metropolitan Room, 8/30 & 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Performer/producer, Jason Morris, the 2013 MetroStar 1st Runner Up, returns to the Metropolitan Room with encore performances of his acclaimed new show, MUSICALLY YOGIC, at 7pm on August 30th and September 22nd. (more...)

Innovative Chefs Set for Season 2 of MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

This fall, travel to a plantation in the Louisiana bayou, a mussel farm on the coast of Maine, a lakeside camp in Michigan, and into the heart of New York City?s Little Italy when the Emmy®-nominated food and travel series Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking series returns. (more...)

DM Playhouse to Stage SOUTH PACIFIC, 9/5-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the romantic musical, 'South Pacific,' Sept. 5-28. (more...)

PK Productions to Stage New Adaptation of THE CHERRY ORCHARD, 3-8 November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

PK Productions (Up From Paradise, Doctor Selavy's Magic Theatre, Celebrating Silverman, Halbwelt Kultur) return to the New Wimbledon Studio with a radical new adaptation of Antony Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard from 3rd-8th November. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Look at 14th Annual Village Originals Festival of New Musicals
by Jay Irwin - Aug 12, 2014

It's a musical theater nerd's paradise and as a nerd one of my favorite times of the year. Village Theatre has once again brought together an incredible weekend of new works for workshop readings and one full production. Five shows put up for one performance as readings with music stands and scripts in hand and then one larger production put up for two weekends. And while the weekend may be over (and only for members anyway) there's still time to see the larger production and I've got some wonderful photos for you all. But let's start with the production you can still see and then we'll move onto the workshops. (more...)

ABC's MISTRESSES Wins Time Slot; Up Week-to-Week
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

During the 10:00 p.m. hour, ABC's “Mistresses” was up week to week by 11% in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4 vs. 0.9/3), matching a 6-week high – since 6/30/14. From 10:00–11:00 p.m., “Mistresses” beat CBS' “Under the Dome” in Women 18-34 (more...)

ABC's BACHELOR IN PARADISE Debut Wins Monday Time Period in Viewers
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

From 8:00-10:00 p.m., “Bachelor in Paradise” debuted with 5.3 million viewers on average, making ABC the most-watched TV network in the 2-hour time period. (more...)

Scoop: BACHELOR IN PARADISE on ABC - Monday, August 18, 2014
by - Aug 12, 2014

Get all the scoop on BACHELOR IN PARADISE, airing on ABC on Monday, August 18, 2014! (more...)

Prospect Theater Company to Present New Musicals by Mills & Reichel and Milburn & Vigoda During 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Prospect Theater Company has announced its upcoming 2014 - 2015 Season productions of two new musicals: The Underclassman and Long Story Short. (more...)

SMALLPOOLS Announces Dates For North American Tour, 10/24-11/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Los Angeles' quartet Smallpools have included additional dates for their North American tour. (more...)

Rainbeau Mars Launches Contest to Encourage People to Become Beach Body Ready in 21 Days
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

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Berkeley Rep to Open 47th Season with AN AUDIENCE WITH MEOW MEOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Berkeley Rep opens its 47th season this September with An Audience with Meow Meow, a musical play of gargantuan proportions starring international superstar Meow Meow. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Griffin Matthews and Matt Gould in Transcendence Theatre Company's WITNESS UGANDA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Sonoma, CA (August 12, 2014) The Transcendence Theatre Company will present the Broadway bound musical "Witness Uganda" in concert as the third offering in the Transcendence Artist Series. The concert will take place on August 19th at the Atwood Ranch in Sonoma Valley and will feature a special post-show discussion with the artists. (more...)

Rockhopper Adventure Trail Run Returns to Kosrae Island in Micronesia
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

TOFOL, Federated States of Micronesia, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Scuba divers and adventure travelers can now experience Kosrae's stunning tropical landscape in a different way with the second Rock Hopper Adventure Trail Run on Monday, September 1. The 5.7-mile run will include on-road and off-road terrain. Runners and their cheering parties can enjoy exploring Kosrae's lush rainforests, ancient ruins, and meeting local craftspeople along with world-class diving with one of Kosrae's local dive shops. (more...)

NBC's AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR Recap Leads Time Slot
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

A recap episode of “American Ninja Warrior” (1.4/4 in 18-49, 4.3 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET) won the time period in adults 18-49, adults 18-34 and other key measures among the Big 4 nets. (more...)

Michael Lanning, Alison Lory, and Sam Sherwood to Bring 'THOSE WERE THE DAYS' to 54 Below, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Michael Lanning, Alison Lory, and Sam Sherwood in "Those Were the Days, A Music Celebration of the '60s on Friday September 26th at 9:30pm. (more...)

Isabel Rose Releases Video 'Reflections' from New Album 'Trouble in Paradise'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Actress, musician, seasoned performer, writer, and outright diva, Isabel Rose can do it all. This go-getter from New York City continuously sets her mind to chasing her dreams (more...)

Mortal Folly Theatre to Bring OVER HERE to FringeNYC, Begin. 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Mortal Folly Theatre will present the premiere of award-winning playwright Meron Langsner's Over Here as part of the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival. The play focuses on the unlikely friendship that forms between an Israeli immigrant and a Palestinian-American in NYC in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Although the events of the piece take place in 2002, the subject matter remains highly topical today, especially in regards to current events. The writer states, (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatreworks' AS YOU LIKE IT - A Rustic Revel in Rock Ledge
by Christi Esterle - Aug 10, 2014

Theatreworks' current Shakespeare in the Park production exudes warmth, love, and triumph over adversity--both onstage and off. (more...)

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