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Photo Flash: PANDA! Celebrates 100 Shows at The Venetian & The Palazzo
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

PANDA!, the first-ever Chinese produced show to take up a Las Vegas residency, celebrated its 100th show Tuesday, May 6, at The Palazzo® Las Vegas. Audience members who packed the house at The Palazzo Theatre were invited to sign their names on a commemorative banner on their way into the show. John Caparella, president and chief operating officer of The Venetian, The Palazzo, and Sands Expo, and Elizabeth Hansen, director of Asian leisure sales and marketing, were on hand to present the creative principals and cast with a specially designed cake from The Venetian and The Palazzo's pastry team in honor of the 100th performance. (more...)

THE NIGHT MARKET: EAST MEETS WEST Set for Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

In a unique cross-cultural culinary exchange, a team of acclaimed chefs from Japan, China, Singapore and Australia are teaming up with American culinary luminaries Mario Batali, Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, and Buddy Valastro to create THE NIGHT MARKET: EAST MEETS WEST, an authentic Asian-inspired outdoor food and beverage festival. (more...)

African Safari Company & Small Ship Safaris Offer Honeymoon Adventures
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Pairing romance with adventure on land and sea is a specialty of African Safari Company and its sister company, Small Ship Safaris. Wildlife viewing is the common denominator while on a honeymoon expedition across the African continent or blissfully drifting through South America's Amazon jungle. (more...)

PANDA! Celebrates 100th Show at The Venetian and The Palazzo Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

PANDA!, the first-ever Chinese produced show to take up a Las Vegas residency, will celebrate its 100th show Tuesday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. Hailed as 'one of Las Vegas' best new productions' and a 'jaw-dropping spectacle' (Sunseeker), PANDA! is produced by a team whose impressive credits include the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 5/04/2014
by BWW - May 4, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/04/2014 for San Diego (more...)

Trustus Dedicates All of August to New Works
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

The entire month of August 2014 will be dedicated to the creation of original works at Trustus Theatre. The month will kick off with the world premiere of the 2013 winner of the Trustus Playwrights' Festival: Deborah Brevoort's The Velvet Weapon. The show will open August 8th at 8:00pm, and run through August 16, 2014. Trustus will host a reading of the winning script from the 2014 Trustus Playwrights' Festival on August 16th at 2:00pm. (more...)

Planet Connections Film Festival Announces the 2014 Film Lineup
by Movies News Desk - May 30, 2014

The Planet Connections Film Festival (www.planetconnections.org/film) is proud to announce the exciting program of short films, selected to screen as part of the 6th Annual Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (more...)

BWW Reviews: Betsy Horne Shines as KAT'A KABANOVA at Spoleto Festival
by Debra Charlton - May 28, 2014

In her operatic debut, director Garry Hynes premiered her staging of the classic 20th Century KAT'A KABANOVA at the Spoleto Festival on May 24. Artistic Director of the Irish theatre company Druid, Hynes holds the distinction of being the first woman to win the Tony Award for Best Director of a Play (for THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE. (more...)

Review Roundup: BAKERSFIELD MIST, Starring Kathleen Turner
by Review Roundups - May 28, 2014

Kathleen Turner and Ian McDiarmid star in new play, Bakersfield Mist by Stephen Sachs, directed by Polly Teale, which just opened at the Duchess Theatre on 27 May. Inspired by true events, this new play by Stephen Sachs asks vital questions about what makes art and people truly authentic. (more...)

SALVATION AMY Set for Adelaide's Cabaret Fringe, 6/19-22
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Image is by Wren Steiner.Amy Bodossian crawls out from the depths of the Salvos Stores bin to bring you Salvation Amy. But don't worry, she's got her hand sanitiser. (more...)

BWW Exclusive Interview: MACHINAL Costume Designer Michael Krass Talks Tony Nomination & More
by Caryn Robbins - May 27, 2014

Today, Krass speaks exclusively with BWW about designing costumes for this unique production and shares why the experience was 'the best job I've ever had!' (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 SATURDAY on ABC - Tonight, May 24, 2014
by TV Scoop - May 24, 2014

Get all the scoop on 20/20 SATURDAY, airing on ABC tonight, May 24, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 SATURDAY on ABC - Saturday, May 24, 2014
by TV Scoop - May 22, 2014

Get all the scoop on 20/20 SATURDAY, airing on ABC on Saturday, May 24, 2014! (more...)

Celebrate Summer With $30 Savings With Weekday Ticket At SeaWorld Orlando' Or Busch Gardens' Tampa
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ What's the best thing about kids being out of school for the summer? Celebrating at SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa all week long!Both parks are launching an all-new 'select your day, select your savings' ticket offer. (more...)

St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park to Open 'Python Challenge' on 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

On Friday, May 23 at 10:00 am, The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park will celebrate the opening of the park's newest attraction, a 40-foot controlled free fall adventure! Python Challenge at Crocodile Crossing incorporates the newest technology in adventure recreation to offer thrill-seekers the adrenaline rush of a fast open-air descent from a custom-designed tower high above the canopy of the park. To inaugurate the new attraction, St. Augustine Mayor Joe Boles—accompanied by a second surprise celebrity guest—will take the first Plunge. (more...)

ABC Airs SHARK TANK Special 'Swimming With the Sharks' Tonight!
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2014

“Shark Tank: Swimming With Sharks” is an all-new special made to give viewers a unique look behind-the-scenes of ABC's hit show, “Shark Tank,” airing FRIDAY, MAY 2 (8:00-9:00 p.m./ET) (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare's THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

This May, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is proud to become one of the first five theaters in the United States to 'Complete the Canon' by producing all 38 plays by William Shakespeare. The final play needed to 'Complete the Canon' is William Shakespeare's 'The Two Noble Kinsmen', which CSC will open tonight, May 2, 2014. This production is generously sponsored by Charles Parsons and Bill McKim and the Canon Club. The design sponsor is PNC Bank. (more...)

THE NIGHT MARKET: EAST MEETS WEST Set for Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit, 5/8-11
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

In a unique cross-cultural culinary exchange, a team of acclaimed chefs from Japan, China, Singapore and Australia are teaming up with American culinary luminaries Mario Batali, Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, and Buddy Valastro to create THE NIGHT MARKET: EAST MEETS WEST, an authentic Asian-inspired outdoor food and beverage festival. (more...)

3rd Annual Atlanta Fringe Festival to Run 6/5-8
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

The Atlanta Fringe Festival is thrilled to announce the third annual edition of their locally-produced festival, bringing adventurous local, national and international artists together for a four-day celebration of live performances from across the theatrical spectrum. Building on its first two years, after which the Fringe was named the Best New Trend in the Arts by Creative Loafing's readers, 2014's festival will boast 20 productions from 11 states and Canada. This is the first year the upstart Fringe will host international artists, along with 12 Atlanta-based productions that will join them on the festival's stages. In addition to live performance, the Atlanta Fringe will host Fringe Radio, the only audio drama festival on the national Fringe network, with 23 performances available for free streaming via the Festival website. The live festival is set to take place June 5-8, 2014, at various locations in East Atlanta. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE PIANO LESSON Marks August Wilson's Auspicious Debut at Olney Theatre Center
by Andrew White - May 16, 2014

Olney Theatre Center has finally taken the Plunge in their intimate black-box space with their inaugural August Wilson production, 'The Piano Lesson.' Blessed with a talented cast, they should enjoy a prosperous run; and the choice of play is appropriate, given the role that Baltimore's own Charles S. Dutton had in its first production. And the piano of the title, with its unique and bloody history, endures as one of the most powerful stage metaphors of our time. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Florida Keys to My Heart
by Naomi Serviss - May 14, 2014

The sea rules life in the Keys, a 120-mile-long island chain tethered to mainland Florida by U.S. 1. (more...)

CMGE: How to Survive in the Global Mobile Games Market
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

SHENZHEN, China, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ At China Mobile Games and Entertainment Group Limited (CMGE)'s internal training held for its employees on April 29, CEO Xiao Jian shared his insights on the global mobile games market. The following is the full text of his speech titled 'The road to survival in the business of the global distribution of mobile games': (more...)

Les Enfants Terribles to Present ERNEST AND THE PALE MOON and DR LONGITUDE'S MARVELLOUS IMAGINARY MENAGERIE at Edinburgh Festival, Starting 30 July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

In their 13 year history Les Enfants Terribles have gone from performing in 50 seat venues on a shoe-string budget to working consistently in large scale venues - building a considerable critical and commercial following - and touring the globe with their fresh and innovative products. As such, Les Enfant Terribles have now built a reputation for being one of the most visually exciting British theatre companies working today. (more...)

New Summer "Shorts" Start Thursday at The Studio, 6/12-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2014

Summer in Arizona means two things: Triple digit temperatures and blazing creativity at Theatre Artists Studio as we present our 7th annual 'New Summer Shorts' festival of 10-minute plays! Join us for this audience favorite, which features a sizzling selection of shorts penned by Studio members. Take a break from the heat this summer and Plunge into the Studio's cool pool of talented theatre artists. (more...)

Yolanda Ferguson Releases SORRY AIN'T ENOUGH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

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SYTYCD Recap: Was This the Best Audition Show Ever?
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 4, 2014

I have to admit, the So You Think You Can Dance auditions are not my favorite part of the show. While I still love seeing all of the talented performers, I far prefer the long-form, fully-realized numbers that we get on the live shows compared to the 30 seconds of solos we get during auditions. That being said, when Nigel Lythgoe took to Twitter this week and said that this week's audition episode might be the best in the show's history, I was intrigued. (more...)

Subaru Driver David Higgins Triumphs at 2014 Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

CHERRY HILL, N.J., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Subaru driver and defending Rally America Champion David Higgins earned his third win of the 2014 season with a dominating victory at the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (STPR). Higgins and co-driver Craig Drew led from the start of the event and went fastest on all 12 of the events special-stages in their Subaru WRX STI rally car. The win extends Higgins lead in the driver standings and puts him one step closer to a fourth consecutive Rally America Driver's Championship. (more...)

New Novel 'Wizardry, Part I' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

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Marriott Hotels In The Northeast Tout Hot Summer Savings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Vacationers and business travelers headed to the Northeast for a perfect summer will find more than 80 Marriott hotels offering hot deals and cool accommodations near some of the most popular attractions in the country. (more...)

Krispy Kreme and the Law Enforcement Torch Run Support Special Olympics Athletes, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

ATLANTA, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ For the 14 th consecutive year, Krispy Kreme, in partnership with the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics, will host the Cops on Doughnut Shopsfundraising event. This annual event brings local law enforcement and Krispy Kreme Doughnut Shop patrons together to raise both funds for and awareness about Special Olympics Georgia. Special Olympics is a movement dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities through the power of sport. The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest grass-roots fundraiser for Special Olympics and is comprised of over 90,000 law enforcement volunteers in the United States and Canada, and over 97,000 law enforcement volunteers participating worldwide. Annually, this event takes place in over 10 U.S. states and this year, we anticipate expanding into the Canadian market. (more...)

PANDA! Announces Additional Shows at The Venetian and The Palazzo Through Aug 31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

PANDA! has announced additional performance dates at The Palazzo Las Vegas through August 31, 2014. Combining high-flying acrobatics, mystifying martial arts, music, and dance, PANDA! has been hailed as "one of Las Vegas' best new productions" and a "jaw-dropping spectacle" (Sunseeker). Tickets for the new performance dates are now on sale. (more...)

Linkin Park Performance at iHeartRadio Theater Recap
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles rocked last night for the 'iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Linkin Park' celebrating their new album "The Hunting Party." The event broadcasted live on-air as a 60-minute special on Clear Channel Alternative, Active Rock, and Mainstream Rock Stations, as well as streamed online across CHR, Hot-AC, Alt, Active Rock, Mainstream Rock, and Sports station websites and iHeartRadio.com. (more...)

3rd Annual Gladiator Rock'n Run at Joseph Grant Memorial Park, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The 3rd annual Gladiator Rock'n Run returns to Joseph D. Grant Memorial Park in San Jose, CA on Saturday, June 28 with a NEW extreme 6k, 17- obstacle challenge created by former American Gladiator Dan "Nitro" Clark. The new obstacle course will challenge men and women of all ages as they battle through fire, ice, mud and more in their quest to become the ultimate gladiator. After the course is completed participates can then celebrate their conquests with a post-race celebration filled with music, beer and food. Proceeds from Gladiator Rock'n Run San Jose will benefit Talk About Curing Autism (TACA). The 3rd annual Gladiator Rock'n Run takes place at San Jose's Joseph D. Grant Memorial Park (18405 Mount Hamilton Rd. San Jose, CA 95140). Registration fee for Gladiator Rock'n Run San Jose ranges from $75 - $90. Participants will start the course in waves; first wave starts at 8:30a.m. Parking fee is $10 and is very limited - only car pools of 3-4 or more will be allowed to park on premises. (more...)

Yummie By Heather Thomson Debuts Line of Bras
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Yummie by Heather Thomson, the New York-based shapewear, intimates and lifestyle brand, announced the launch of Yummie Bras the next woman's movement! Yummie Bras is the brand's next step in offering women a full line of everyday intimates, designed for comfort and confidence to live in day-in and day-out! (more...)

Tom Everett Scott & More Join Cast of Syfy's Zombie Series Z NATION
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Syfy today unveiled the cast of Z Nation, an all-new zombie series set to debut in the fall. (more...)

Sport Chalet Offers Gear for Scuba Divers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

LOS ANGELES, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ As the largest scuba retailer in North America, Sport Chalet has all the essentials for those looking to take the underwater Plunge. Adventure seekers can get scuba certified, rent equipment or purchase their own scuba gear from premier specialty sporting goods retailer Sport Chalet either in-store or online to prepare for a dive. (more...)

In The Market For A Vacation Property? ERA Real Estate Picks The Top Four 'Under The Radar' Destinations For A Second Home
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

MADISON, N.J., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ On the heels of a long, cold winter, summer is top of mind for Americans, many of whom are looking for a new home away from home. Global real estate franchisor ERA Real Estate has identified four under-the-radar U.S. vacation home markets that deliver the same attractions and amenities as the pricier destinations but with greater affordability. (more...)

Annual Survey Finds 75 Percent of Businesses Yet to Reach Production with Big Data Analytics Despite Growing Investment
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

"Yes, businesses are more committed to implementing big data analytics than ever before, but, far too many are still struggling with how to maximize the benefit," said Drew Rockwell, CEO of Lavastorm. "These survey results underpin how investing in analytics is just the first step. It's organizations that go the next level by removing complexities from the analytics process and empowering others in the organization, namely business analysts, that are going be able to turn data insights into actionable business enhancements for long-term success." (more...)

Sheraton Hotels Accelerates Portfolio Growth in the Pacific with Debut of Sheraton Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island, Fiji
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

"Sheraton continues to grow at a phenomenal pace by leveraging its first-mover advantage. The opening of Sheraton Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island, Fiji, not only adds another world-class property to the rapidly expanding Sheraton resorts portfolio, but also strengthens Starwood's position in the Pacific," said Sean Hunt, Regional Vice President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Pacific. "The only internationally branded hotel in the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji, Sheraton Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island, Fiji, will serve as a gathering place for both business and leisure travelers, where they can enjoy all of the brand's signature amenities and services in an idyllic, beachfront location." (more...)

Chester Theatre Company Celebrates 25th Anniversary Season w/ One-Woman Comedy HIGH DIVE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Chester Theatre Company celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season with a special production of the one-woman comedy HIGH DIVE by Leslie Ayvazian. The production, which runs from July 22th through July 24th at the Chester Town Hall in Chester, MA, will feature CTC favorite Jennifer Rohn in her sixth CTC appearance. (more...)

CTC Celebrates 25th Anniversary Season with One-Woman Comedy HIGH DIVE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Chester Theatre Company celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season with a special production of the one-woman comedy HIGH DIVE by Leslie Ayvazian. The production, which runs from July 22th through July 24th at the Chester Town Hall in Chester, MA, will feature CTC favorite Jennifer Rohn in her sixth CTC appearance. (more...)

The Restoration's Critically Acclaimed Album CONSTANCE Moves Towards a Theatrical Adaptation, 8/21 & 23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

The critically acclaimed narrative album Constance by The Restoration takes its first steps towards becoming a theatrical adaptation this summer as a concert version of the album is presented under the direction of Chad Henderson in Trustus Theatre's Premieres Festival. Performances will be August 21st and 23rd at 8:00pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.trustus.org. Premieres packages may be purchased for $50, and include a ticket to all three Premieres events. Packages must be purchased by calling the Trustus box office at (803) 254-9732. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for DTC's 14-15 Season, Featuring 'ROCKY HORROR', SENSE AND SENSIBILITY and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Single tickets are on sale now for Dallas Theater Center's The Rocky Horror Show, Driving Miss Daisy, A Christmas Carol, The Book Club Play, Stagger Lee, School for Wives, Medea, Colossal and Sense and Sensibility. They can be purchased online at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org or by phone at (214) 880-0202. DTC's 2014-2015 will take place at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre (2400 Flora Street, Dallas, TX) and the Kalita Humphreys Theater (3636 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas, TX). (more...)

Mid-Year Highlights in the Art World: Koons, Donovan, Minkisi and More
by Barry Kostrinsky - Jul 17, 2014

Half of 2014 is behind us. What was new and different, exciting and outrageous, unpredictable and surprising in the NY art world? That's right, not much. Like a large yacht the art world turns slowly. As usual, it seems like money is at the helm captaining the course of art history. This is not new; Leo and Peter Paul worked for the moneyed men of the day. In the past this would mean Princes, Kings and Popes. Now, money has let go of it's need for a title ( except for Sir Paul) and huddles around businessmen. Entertainment and luxury good CEO's, corrupt hedge fund a-holes that pay almost $2Billion in fines and drug dealers dress up their persona with art, cocktails parties and world class trips to stay firmly footed as the top dog in the art world. (more...)

BWW Reviews: KEANSBURG, New Jersey - A Wonderful and Iconic Family Amusement Park
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 14, 2014

Keansburg Amusement Park and Runaway Rapids Family Waterpark are a perfect destination for all ages for Summer fun along the New Jersey Bayshore. (more...)

WAITLESS Adds Encore Performances at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

WAITLESS, a new dramedy written by Cailin Harrison, directed by Reena Dutt is a recipient of the Encore! Producers Award for the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2014. Two additional performances have been added, July 18th at 8:30pm and July 19th at 5:00pm at the Lounge Theatres in Hollywood. (more...)

LA LLORONA, DRACULA'S GUEST and THE MONK Set for Unbound Productions' WICKED LIT 2014, 10/3-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Unbound Productions Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced the line-up for WICKED LIT 2014, the 6th annual immersive theatre event that will take place at Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena, California. (more...)

Justin Peck Named Resident Choreographer for New York City Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief of New York City Ballet, announced today that choreographer and NYCB Soloist Justin Peck has been named the Company's Resident Choreographer, effective immediately. In this new capacity Peck will create two world premiere ballets for NYCB each year, in addition to continuing to dance with the Company. Peck will become only the second person to hold the title Resident Choreographer at NYCB; the first was Christopher Wheeldon, who had the position from 2001 to 2008. (more...)

New York City Ballet Names Justin Peck the Company's Resident Choreographer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief of New York City Ballet, announced today that choreographer and NYCB Soloist Justin Peck has been named the Company's Resident Choreographer, effective immediately. In this new capacity Peck will create two world premiere ballets for NYCB each year, in addition to continuing to dance with the Company. Peck will become only the second person to hold the title Resident Choreographer at NYCB; the first was Christopher Wheeldon, who had the position from 2001 to 2008. (more...)

SLEEPING CUTIE: A FRACTURED FAIRY TALE MUSICAL Extends thru May 21 at Thick House
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Sleeping Cutie: A Fractured Fairy Tale Musical with Music by Doug Katsaros and Lyrics / Book by Diane Sampson - A world premiere production in this exclusive Off a Cliff / PlayGround co-production in San Francisco has been extended! Due to popular demand - six Performances have been added! Now playing thru May 21, 2014. (more...)

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