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Lady Gaga Says CHEEK TO CHEEK 'Isn't Broadway' & Talks Great American Songbook
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 21, 2014

Music icon Tony Bennett teams up with chart-topping pop superstar Lady Gaga for a new duets album titled CHEEK TO CHEEK containing multiple American Songbook standards and the outspoken Gaga opens up about the collaboration in a new interview. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 9/21/2014
by BWW - Sep 21, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/21/2014 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

Sexy Sass Dawn Derow Serves LEGIT at Metropolitan Room, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

Sexy Coloratura, MAC Award Nominee Dawn Derow, the New England song bird, serves it up again, at New York's Metropolitan Room in an Opera Cabaret entitled 'LEGIT,' on September 26. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWFitnessWorld.com from 9/14/2014 - 9/21/2014
by BWW - Sep 21, 2014

Hottest Articles on BWWFitnessWorld.com from 9/14/2014 - 9/21/2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SWEENEY TODD, Twickenham Theatre, September 19 2014
by Gary Naylor - Sep 20, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a remarkable production of a classic musical, one that brings the audience right into Sweeney's shop for a shave almost too close for comfort. (more...)

BWW Reviews: All-Star Roster Brings the Bard to Fenway Park
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 20, 2014

It was a winning night at Fenway Park for the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and the hometown fans as they celebrated with an all-star roster for SHAKESPEARE AT FENWAY. The one-night event had comedy, tragedy, and some extra excitement (not unlike the Red Sox) for a great start to CSC's 20th anniversary season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Latest Tour is LION KING Light
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 20, 2014

The national tour of THE LION KING returns to kick off the 10th Broadway In Boston season at the Boston Opera House, most fittingly as the musical reopened the venue following its historic renovation in 2004. Some of the effects have diminished over the years, but the opening night audience roared its approval. (more...)

Photo Flash: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Wimberley Players
by Jeff Davis - Sep 19, 2014

BroadwayWorld-Austin is pleased to share the following production photos from Wimberley Players' production of Young Frankenstein. (more...)

CSULB Theatre Arts Department University Players to Present THE COLORED MUSEUM, 10/17-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The CSULB Theatre Arts Department University Players will present The Colored Museum, written by George C. Wolfe, music by Kysia Bostic, and directed by Trevor Biship. Playing October 17th through November 1st, The Colored Museum, in a series of vignettes, explores stereotypes through African American stories and history. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Movie Character Names To Be Disney-fied?
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 19, 2014

The feature film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's celebrated fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS is quickly approaching with a Christmas Day release and the recently updated official website offers some intriguing adjustments to the names of some of the characters depicted. (more...)

Nike Pays Tribute to Li Na with 'Be the Bird That Sticks Out' Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

On Sept. 19, two-time Grand Slam singles champion Li Na announced her retirement, pulling down the curtains on her 15-year tennis career. Over the years, Li has proven her determination and spirit through breathtaking comebacks in the face of adversity. She captivated millions of people on and off the court and inspired a new generation of young athletes to pick up a tennis racquet. Through winning Grand Slams and reaching as high as No. 2 in the Women's Tennis Association's world rankings, Li helped put Chinese tennis on the map. (more...)

Everyman Theatre to Host Memorial for Resident Company Member
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Everyman Theatre has announced that on Monday, October 20th at 7pm, actors, directors, designers, family members, friends, and audience members will gather at Everyman to remember the incredible life and work of Resident Company Member Vivienne Shub, who passed away at her home in Edenwald Retirement Community on September 18th. She was 95 years old. (more...)

Kobojo Unveils New Persistent Online RPG Zodiac, Global Project Including Developers from Some of the Most Iconic Role-Playing Games in History
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The multi-platform RPG, is being created by a renowned global team stretching from France to Scotland to Tokyo, including well known ex-Final Fantasy developers such as composer Hitoshi Sakimoto and scenario writer Kazushige Nojima, who combined have written, scored many of the most iconic RPGs of all time, including Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2, Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy XV and the Kingdom Hearts series. All audio and sound effects are being created by Basiscape who are renowned for their work on RPG's such as Dragon's Crown, Muramasa: the Demon Blade and Valkyria Chronicles. (more...)

Piffaro to Perform Music from Historic Manuscript in HIDDEN TREASURE, 10/17-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

On October 17, 18 and 19, Piffaro, The Renaissance Band will perform music from a unique manuscript - one that was hidden inside the case of an organ in Spain for 400 years and not discovered again until 1980. For Renaissance wind Players especially, its rediscovery was a soul-stirring windfall. (more...)

International Air Cargo Transport Procurement Category Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

International air cargo transport has a buyer power score of 2.8 out of 5, where a higher score indicates greater buyer power. According to IBISWorld procurement analyst Hayden Shipp, “demand for international air cargo transport has grown slowly compared with increases in cargo volumes during the past three years.” Many shippers have been priced out of this market due to consistent rate growth, which has made airfreight, already far more expensive than other transport modes, less cost effective. As a result, many shippers have increased their usage of surface transport modes such as container ships and trucks. (more...)

3rd Annual Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship to Kick Off 9/26 in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The Las Vegas leg of the 3rd Annual Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship kicks off on September 26, 2014. The total global prize pool for the 3rd Annual Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship, which includes Las Vegas Sands properties in Macao, Singapore, and Sands Bethlehem is USD$10,000,000 and Players in the Las Vegas leg of the championship will be playing for a portion of the $1.59 million prize pool. (more...)

Big Fish and Boss Fight Entertainment Announce 'Dungeon Boss'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

SEATTLE, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Big Fish, the world's largest producer and distributor of casual games, has teamed up with Boss Fight Entertainment on a new mobile game called Dungeon Boss. Boss Fight Entertainment is comprised of veteran game developers, many of whom were key in the development of CastleVille, Age of Empires, Rise of Nations and Halo Wars. Boss Fight Entertainment's pedigree and Big Fish's track record of reaching large mainstream audiences allows Dungeon Boss to make its mark as a AAA quality collectible Role Playing Game designed to be easily accessible to a broad mobile audience. (more...)

Court Theatre & American Blues Theater Extend NATIVE SON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Due to early ticket demand, Court Theatre and American Blues Theater announce an extension to the world premiere of American Blues Ensemble Member Nambi E. Kelley's new adaptation of Richard Wright's classic novel, Native Son, directed by Seret Scott. Native Son will now run September 11 - October 19, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

Josh Elliott to Present 'Together We Make Football' on TODAY, Today
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Tomorrow's “Together We Make Football” segment on TODAY, narrated by NBC Sports Group's Josh Elliott, tells the inspirational story of 13-year-old Carolina Panthers fan Austin Smith. Elliott will report the segment live for TODAY. (more...)

KING LEAR National Tour to Play Annenberg Center, 9/24-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Annenberg Center Live kicks off its fall season with the U.S. tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Company's King Lear. Direct from London, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre presents a faithful restaging of King Lear that's filled with tempestuous poetry, touches of humor and moments of heart-rending simplicity. This production of what is considered Shakespeare's greatest tragedy features stage and screen actor Joseph Marcell, known for his role as Geoffrey in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The show runs September 24-27 at the Annenberg Center at 3680 Walnut Street. Tickets cost $20-$65 and are available online at Annenbergcenter.org, at the Box Office, or by phone at 215.898.3900. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Shattered Globe's THE WHALESHIP ESSEX
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Shattered Globe Theatre launched its 24th season with the Midwest premiere of the nautical drama THE WHALESHIP ESSEX by Founding Ensemble Member Joe Forbrich, directed by Lou Contey, playing through October 11, 2014 at its resident home, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150. (more...)

Visa to Undertake Assessment of Stake in Monitise
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

In 2009, in conjunction with its commercial partnership, Visa invested in Monitise as a 14.4% owner of the company in order to provide capital support to a leader in the evolution of the mobile payments sector. Over time, Visa's holdings have been reduced to its current 5.5% stake in the company. This reduction in ownership and associated influence is consistent with Visa's investment practice to seed emerging Players and, over time, taper that influence as the partner company grows. (more...)

Emerson Theatre Collaborative to Present HOUR FARTHER, 10/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Emerson Theatre Collaborative (ETC), in association with Black Stars of the Great White Way - a Chapman Roberts and Richard Allen Center for Art & Culture, announces its production of the play, Hour Farther written by David Horace Greer, directed by Camilla Ross, and starring renowned stage and screen actor and singer, Kirk Taylor. Most recently, Mr. Taylor had the honor of working alongside the late Robin Williams and Mila Kunis in the film, The Angriest Man In Brooklyn directed by Phillip Alden Robinson. (more...)

Seattle Center's Italian Festival Set for 9/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Seattle's celebration of all things Italian returns to Seattle Center, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27 and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28, in Seattle Center Armory, Fisher Pavilion and Seattle Center Pavilion. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek- 'Sole Searching' Episode of FOX's RED BAND SOCIETY
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Below, watch a sneak peek at the next episode of FOX's RED BAND SOCIETY, airing Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 9/8c on FOX! (more...)

SLEEPY HOLLOW THE MUSICAL Opens 10/4 at Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

As long autumn shadows cast their spell across Greenwich Village, the days grow shorter and the nights grow restless and long, enticing the Headless Horseman to realize his lonely, faithful quest. Sleepy Hollow, an original musical by Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell, which begins previews on September 20th at The Players Theatre in New York City's Greenwich Village, reveals a haunting deeper than the woods of the hollow. Its shadows are cast from the darkness of the human soul. (more...)

SUPER PERFORMING AT WORK AND AT HOME Offers Tips for Success
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

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Telly Leung, Julia Murney & Dana Moore Featured on Latest Episode of THE ENSEMBLIST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone announce the release of The Ensemblist's 31st episode: "Ensemble Shows." (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jerry Lewis to Play Paramount's Aurora Theatre, 10/26
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2014

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Venture Capital Unit of Siemens Announces Strategic Investment in CyActive
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

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FORTUNE Magazine Names Square Root the 15th Best Small Company to Work For in the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Great Place to Work named Square Root, and Austin-based technology startup, one of the best small workplaces in the United States on their annual 2014 Best Small and Medium Workplaces list, published today in FORTUNE magazine. Divided into two categories, small (24-250 employees) and medium (251-999 employees), Square Root is the only small business on the list in the Austin-metro area, and only one of three small businesses to be ranked in the state of Texas. (more...)

FORTUNE Magazine Names Square Root the 15th Best Small Company to Work For in the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Great Place to Work named Square Root, and Austin-based technology startup, one of the best small workplaces in the United States on their annual 2014 Best Small and Medium Workplaces list, published today in FORTUNE magazine. Divided into two categories, small (24-250 employees) and medium (251-999 employees), Square Root is the only small business on the list in the Austin-metro area, and only one of three small businesses to be ranked in the state of Texas. (more...)

Review Roundup: Alliance Theatre's BULL DURHAM- Updating Live!
by Review Roundups - Sep 18, 2014

Alliance Theatre just opened the world premiere of BULL DURHAM, a new musical based on the beloved 1988 film. Directed by Kip Fagan (Off-Broadway: The Revisionist), BULL DURHAM has a book by Academy Award-nomineeRon Shelton (director and screenwriter of the Bull Durham movie) and music and lyrics by Susan Werner, whom the Chicago Tribune called, 'one of the most innovative songwriters working today.' Broadway veterans John Behlmann, Melissa Errico, and Will Swenson star as the Veteran catcher 'Crash' Davis (Swenson), rookie pitcher Ebby Calvin 'Nuke' LaLoosh (Behlmann) and Annie Savoy (Errico). (more...)

Need for Speed Rivals Complete Edition Races to the Streets Starting October 21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Need for Speed Rivals Complete Edition will include all six of the previously released downloadable content: (more...)

FORTUNE Magazine Names Square Root the 15th Best Small Company to Work For in the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Great Place to Work named Square Root, and Austin-based technology startup, one of the best small workplaces in the United States on their annual 2014 Best Small and Medium Workplaces list, published today in FORTUNE magazine. Divided into two categories, small (24-250 employees) and medium (251-999 employees), Square Root is the only small business on the list in the Austin-metro area, and only one of three small businesses to be ranked in the state of Texas. (more...)

FORTUNE Magazine Names Square Root the 15th Best Small Company to Work For in the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Great Place to Work named Square Root, and Austin-based technology startup, one of the best small workplaces in the United States on their annual 2014 Best Small and Medium Workplaces list, published today in FORTUNE magazine. Divided into two categories, small (24-250 employees) and medium (251-999 employees), Square Root is the only small business on the list in the Austin-metro area, and only one of three small businesses to be ranked in the state of Texas. (more...)

FORTUNE Magazine Names Square Root the 15th Best Small Company to Work For in the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Great Place to Work named Square Root, and Austin-based technology startup, one of the best small workplaces in the United States on their annual 2014 Best Small and Medium Workplaces list, published today in FORTUNE magazine. Divided into two categories, small (24-250 employees) and medium (251-999 employees), Square Root is the only small business on the list in the Austin-metro area, and only one of three small businesses to be ranked in the state of Texas. (more...)

FORTUNE Magazine Names Square Root the 15th Best Small Company to Work For in the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Great Place to Work named Square Root, and Austin-based technology startup, one of the best small workplaces in the United States on their annual 2014 Best Small and Medium Workplaces list, published today in FORTUNE magazine. Divided into two categories, small (24-250 employees) and medium (251-999 employees), Square Root is the only small business on the list in the Austin-metro area, and only one of three small businesses to be ranked in the state of Texas. (more...)

FORTUNE Magazine Names Square Root the 15th Best Small Company to Work For in the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Great Place to Work named Square Root, and Austin-based technology startup, one of the best small workplaces in the United States on their annual 2014 Best Small and Medium Workplaces list, published today in FORTUNE magazine. Divided into two categories, small (24-250 employees) and medium (251-999 employees), Square Root is the only small business on the list in the Austin-metro area, and only one of three small businesses to be ranked in the state of Texas. (more...)

Jerry Lewis Coming to Aurora's Paramount, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Jerry Lewis is one of the most recognized personalities on the planet. He's an Academy Award winner, Hollywood/Las Vegas icon, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and international treasure. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Viewing ART At Vagabonds Theatre: Plenty of Whine, Delicious Cheese
by Cybele Pomeroy - Sep 18, 2014

Vagabond Players' production of ART in historic Fells Point is surprisingly funny despite dense dialogue and sparse set- or perhaps because of them. (more...)

Jamie Cullum to Play Blue Note Jazz Club, 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Blue Note Jazz Club is proud to present celebrated song-writer and musician Jamie Cullum for a special one-night performance on Monday, September 29 (two shows, 8:00PM & 10:30PM). Billed as 'Jamie Cullum Interlude...The Jazz Tour,' the evening will celebrate his new relationship with Blue Note Records, as the legendary label just announced that it will serve as the new U.S. home for the British jazz star. The pair of intimate shows will provide a special sneak preview to Cullum's upcoming album, INTERLUDE. He will play the album in its entirety with his core band augmented by choice local Players so not only will the audience see him in much smaller space than usual, but with a much bigger band to boot! Tickets for Jamie Cullum will be available beginning Friday, September 19, 12:00PM EDT at www.bluenotejazz.com. (more...)

Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra to Perform at Severance Hall, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

For the first time in their 91-year history, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, “one of the leading European orchestras” (The Independent), will tour the U.S., visiting four major markets in October. The Orchestra, under the direction of its Chief Conductor Muhai Tang, will appear first at Symphony Hall in Chicago on October 6th, then at Severance Hall in Cleveland on October 7th, at Strathmore Music Center in North Bethesda, MD on October 8th, and at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium in New York City on October 9th. The ensemble will bring two programs on tour, performing repertoire ranging from Khachaturian to Tchaikovsky to Sibelius. At Severance Hall and the Strathmore Center, the Orchestra will add a ballet suite by Stevan Hristi?, a founder and first principal conductor of the Orchestra (1923-1934). At Symphony Hall and Carnegie Hall, the Orchestra will add arias from Verdi's Rigoletto and Macbeth, to be sung by the Serbian baritone Željko Lu?i?, a Met Opera sensation. Tickets for the tour, on sale now, have been set at family-friendly prices and can be obtained on venue websites. (more...)

2 PIANOS 4 HANDS to Play Rubicon, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Rubicon Theatre of Ventura opens the company's 17th Season (The Search…) with 2 Pianos 4 Hands, written by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt. Winner of the coveted Dora Award (the Canadian equivalent of the Tony), 2 Pianos 4 Hands is a musical comedy for anyone who has ever had a dream. Directed by Thomas Frey, this hilariously funny production features two actors, two pianos and multiple characters as fifteen years of piano playing unfolds in all its glory. Stories of crazy instructors, obsessed parents, torturous recitals, and other high points of musical training are accompanied by musical selections ranging from classical to pop to jazz. Along the way, these virtuoso actors/pianists portray a dazzling range of characters and display piano wizardry featuring the music of Beethoven, Bach, Elton John, Jerry Lee Lewis and others. 2 Pianos 4 Hands opens October 18 with low-priced previews October 15 - 17. Performances are Wednesdays through Sundays through November 16. For tickets, call 805.667.2900 or go to rubicontheatre.org. (more...)

HARMAN and NBA Announce Groundbreaking Marketing and Merchandising Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and HARMAN Chairman, President and CEO Dinesh Paliwal made the announcement this afternoon at the HARMAN Flagship Store on Madison Avenue in New York City. (more...)

Lea Michele & Darren Criss Together On Set For GLEE Final Season
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 17, 2014

GLEE headliner and Broadway baby Lea Michele shared a FIRST LOOK of herself and co-star Heather Morris on set for the final season of GLEE in a series of new images now available to view. (more...)

Russell Athletic Launches Fourth Annual 'Fight Like Dylan Award'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Russell Brands, LLC, announced today it will begin accepting entries for the fourth annual Russell Athletic 'Fight Like Dylan Award,' named in honor of Dylan Rebeor, a high school football player whose last wish was for his teammates to receive new uniforms.Through this initiative, Russell Athletic will donate apparel and equipment via a $50,000 grant to one high school team that has demonstrated determination through sports, paying tribute to Dylan's remarkable character, courage and consideration of others. This year, submissions can be made at www.fightlikedylan.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SLEEPY HOLLOW at the Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

As long autumn shadows cast their spell across Greenwich Village, the days grow shorter and the nights grow restless and long, enticing the Headless Horseman to realize his lonely, faithful quest. Sleepy Hollow, an original musical by Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell, which begins previews on September 20th at The Players Theatre in New York City's Greenwich Village, reveals a haunting deeper than the woods of the hollow. Its shadows are cast from the darkness of the human soul. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action! (more...)

Nike Launches New Elastico Superfly
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

2014 saw a genuine milestone in football boot design as Nike revealed its fastest and most advanced football boot to date, the Mercurial Superfly. But while 11-a-side on grass dominates at pro level, Players around the world are playing small-sided games on different surfaces - concrete, wooden courts, artificial surfaces. To cater for these Players, Nike introduces the Holiday 2014 Elastico Superfly - a shoe that brings all the innovation and technological benefits of the Mercurial Superfly to the court, turf or street. (more...)

Arches LIVE 2014 Programme Announced; Festival Runs Oct 2-11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The Arches' annual festival of new work by Scotland's most exciting performance makers is back, featuring artists brought together by a shared determination to subvert and surprise. (more...)

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