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Bravo to Premiere New Season of SHAHS OF SUNSET, 10/13
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Bravo Media gears up for #SHAHctober when “Shahs of Sunset” returns with season four on Monday, October 13 at 9pm ET/PT. (more...)

BWW Blog: Out of the Box's Audition Workshop Brings Out My Inner Performer
by Maggie Yates - Sep 8, 2014

Some people have the obsession to seek spotlight, the urgency to perform renditions of circumstances representative of the human experience. I do not feel that call, though I've stepped closer to understanding its appeal. (more...)

Martin Sola and Nicholas Urda to Star in CRT's OLIVES AND BLOOD, Running 10/2-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will open their 2014-15 season with Olives and Blood at the Nafe Katter Theatre October 2nd - 12th. Written by Michael Bradford, this new play stars Martin Sola as Juan Luis Trescante Medina, the aging fascist who claims responsibility for the murder of poet-playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, played by Nicholas Urda. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2014 New York Film Festival Opening Acts
by Movies News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today NYFF Opening Acts, a ten-day series from September 15-25 celebrating the films of some of the directors who will be showcasing their bold new works at the upcoming 52nd New York Film Festival (more...)

Unbound Productions Announces Cast for WICKED LIT 2014, Running 10/3-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

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

Joyce DiDonato to Launch Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

This season, celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato curates a multi-part Carnegie Hall Perspectives series that showcases her vocal creativity and multifaceted talents, ranging from programs that include familiar and forgotten repertoire from the Baroque and bel canto eras to works by Jake Heggie written expressly for her. Her series kicks off on Sunday, October 26 at 2:00 p.m. as she sings the title role in a concert performance of Handel's Alcina alongside Harry Bicket and The English Concert. (more...)

Le Palais Royal, the Most Expensive Palace in the U.S., Hits the Market in Florida for $139 Million
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Le Palais Royal, a magnificent, French-inspired Beaux Arts masterpiece that sits on Florida's Atlantic Coast, has just been listed for sale at $139 million, making it the most expensive palace in the continental U.S. currently on the market. Presented by William P.D. Pierce of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, the more than 60,000-square-foot palatial estate sits on over 4 acres and 465-feet of beachfront on Millionaires Mile. Le Palais Royal boasts a 492-foot private dock that can accommodate up to a 185-foot mega yacht, and an underground garage with parking for over 30 cars. Currently under the final phase of construction and slated for completion before the end of 2015, the price tag includes the finishing. (more...)

Streets of Laredo Release New Music Video for 'Slow Train'; Announce Fall Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Brooklyn-based, New Zealanders' Streets of Laredo release their new wonderfully psychedelic video for the track “Slow Train” off their upcoming album Volume I & II out October 7, via Dine Alone Records. (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...)

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...)

A&E Cancels LONGMIRE After Three Seasons
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Despite it being the network's most-watched drama yet, the network has chosen to end the older-skewing series, which had only lost a slight margin of its viewers during its third season. LONGMIRE is expected to be shopped to other networks 'immediately,' sources tell Deadline. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2014

Tony winner Idina Menzel took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last night outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre, following the performance of IF/THEN. Prior to taking the Plunge, Menzel nominated producer David Stone, injured co-star Anthony Rapp, and all of the stage door fans - check it out below! (more...)

PANDA! Extends Through December 28 at the Palazzo Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

PANDA! has announced additional performance dates at The Palazzo Las Vegas through December 28, 2014. Meeting popular demand, the first-ever Chinese show to take up a Las Vegas residency combines high-flying acrobatics, mystifying martial arts, music, and dance. Tickets for the new performance dates are now on sale. (more...)

Scoop: UNDER THE DOME on CBS - Monday, September 8, 2014
by TV Scoop - Aug 18, 2014

Get all the scoop on UNDER THE DOME, airing on CBS on Monday, September 8, 2014! (more...)

The American Museum of Natural History Presents The 2014 MARGARET MEAD FILM FESTIVAL: "PAST FORWARD," 10/23-26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The Margaret Mead Film Festival, themed “Past Forward,” explores how cultural touchstones needn't be trapped in amber but can serve as important guides for modern life, during its 2014 program from October 23 to October 26. Featuring a broad spectrum of creative storytelling—including interactive documentaries, performances, and a multi-media installation—the Mead Festival strives to illuminate the diversity of peoples and cultures from around the world, and offers intimate forums for discussion with filmmakers, film protagonists, and world-renowned scholars. (more...)

The PIT Presents Live Shot-For-Shot Reenactment of Jurassic Park, 9/15-23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Following the highly successful and critically acclaimed run of Chiara Atik's Women at The Peoples Improv Theater (NY Times Critic's Pick), The PIT has announced its newest theatrical comedy: Hold On To Your Butts, a LIVE shot-for-shot remake of Jurassic Park, performed by just two actors and a foley artist September 15-23. (more...)

PICT's 'SONS OF ULSTER' to Coincide with 2014 Centennial of WWI; Runs 9/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

PICT Classic Theatre's Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, by Frank McGuinness, opens just about 100 years after the historical WWI events that are authentically portrayed in the performance. Running September 4-20 at the Stephen Foster Memorial, the play, appropriate for ages 12+, leaves audiences with a better emotional understanding of events that changed the course of millions of lives and a sense of the surprising ways that WWI continues to shape the world today. (more...)

Chad Henderson To Theatrically Adapt CONSTANCE, 8/21, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Director Chad Henderson to adapt The Restoration's album 'Constance' into a theatrical production this August. (more...)

GO FOR SISTERS Set for 8/19 DVD Release
by Movies News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Freestyle Digital Media has set August 19th, 2014 for the DVD release of the thrilling feature film GO FOR SISTERS from two-time Academy Award-nominee John Sayles (LONE STAR, MATEWAN, EIGHT MEN OUT). Starring LisaGay Hamilton, Yolonda Ross and Edward James Olmos, GO FOR SISTERS was written, edited, and directed by Sayles, and was produced by Edward James Olmos, Alejandro Springall, and Peter Bobrow. (more...)

Indie Film GO FOR SISTERS Out on DVD 8/19
by Movies News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Freestyle Digital Media has set August 19th, 2014 for the DVD release of the thrilling feature film GO FOR SISTERS from two-time Academy Award-nominee John Sayles (LONE STAR, MATEWAN, EIGHT MEN OUT). Starring LisaGay Hamilton, Yolonda Ross and Edward James Olmos, GO FOR SISTERS was written, edited, and directed by Sayles, and was produced by Edward James Olmos, Alejandro Springall, and Peter Bobrow. (more...)

Streets of Laredo Announce New Album Volume I & II, Release New Track and Album Trailer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Brooklyn-based, New Zealanders' Streets of Laredo have announced their first full-length album, Volume I & II on Dine Alone Records, out October 7th. (more...)

Skip the Coasters- Watch a Theme Park Performance Roundup!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 11, 2014

Over the weekend, two dozen thrill-seekers got more than they bargained for at Six Flags. Twenty four guests were trapped for five hours at 75 feet above the ground on the Joker's Jinx roller coaster in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Though all of the guests made it to solid ground physically unscathed, the situation got us thinking about all of the fun to be had at the great theme parks of the world- but at ground level. (more...)

2nd Annual Miss Asian Las Vegas Pageant Comes to The Palazzo, 9/28; Tickets on Sale 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Tickets for the second annual Miss Asian Las Vegas Pageant will go on sale on Friday, Aug. 8. The event will be held inside The Palazzo Theatre at The Palazzo Las Vegas on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. (more...)

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