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VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Struts Her Stuff at Last Night's BET AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Jennifer Hudson strutted her stuff at last night's 2014 BET Awards, performing her new single 'Walk It Out.' (more...)

Elizabeth A. Sackler Elected First Woman Board Chair of Brooklyn Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Members of the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Museum have elected Elizabeth A. Sackler, Board member since 2000, as the Museum's Chair. Dr. Sackler, the first woman in the nearly 200-year history of the Museum to serve in that position, is the founder of the Museum's Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. She succeeds retiring chair John S. Tamagni, who has served as Chair since 2011 and will continue to serve as an active Board member. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Queensbury Theatre (Country Playhouse) Cast and Creatives Talk OLEANNA
by Katricia Lang - Jun 27, 2014

With wit and warmth, cast members Keshia Lovewell (Carol) and Joseph 'Chepe' Lockett (John) and director Stuart D. Purdy discuss this provocative play. (more...)

Music Mountain Presents Benefit Concert Featuring Peter Serkin, The Orion String Quartet, and Gunsmoke, 7/19-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Music Mountain, America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, continues its 85th anniversary season with a mid-season benefit concert featuring the master pianist Peter Serkin and the acclaimed Orion String Quartet on Sunday, July 19 (3PM), performing a distinguished program including Haydn, plus works for piano and strings by Brahms, and Dvorak. Also appearing this weekend is the audience favorite, Gunsmoke on Saturday, July 18 (6:30PM). (more...)

Les Joslin Releases 'Life & Duty'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Bend, OR (more...)

THE LEFTOVERS' Emily Meade Talks About New HBO Series Before Sunday's Premiere
by BWW Staff - Jun 27, 2014

BroadwayWorld had the Privilege of chatting with Emily Meade this week in anticipation of the premiere of her new series THE LEFTOVERS. The new drama series was created by LOST'S Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta and debuts exclusively on HBO on June 29th at 10pm. (more...)

New Group's 20th Season to Feature Holly Hunter & Bill Pullman in STICKS AND BONES, Cynthia Nixon-Helmed RASHEEDA SPEEKING with Dianne Wiest, Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The New Group celebrates its 20th Anniversary in 2014-2015 and has announced three productions for this milestone season: the first major New York revival of Sticks and Bones, the Tony Award-winning play by David Rabe, directed by Scott Elliott, and featuring Holly Hunter and Bill Pullman; the New York premiere of Rasheeda Speaking by Joel Drake Johnson, helmed by Cynthia Nixon in her directorial debut, and featuring Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest; and the world premiere of The Spoils, a new play written by and featuring Jesse Eisenberg, directed by Scott Elliott. Special 20th Anniversary events at The New Group to be announced. (more...)

Julie Crosby Leaves Women's Project Theatre; Additional Board Members Also Depart?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Women's Project Theater is going through some major changes. A recent blog by Howard Sherman indicates that Artistic Director Julie Crosby is now missing from the masthead and staff list on the theater's official website. According to Sherman, Crosby was not fired, but 'did not depart voluntarily.' Additionally, some other advisory board members have also resigned. (more...)

IPSO Alliance Announces CHALLENGE 2014 Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

CHICAGO, IL - The Internet Protocol for Smart Objects (IPSO) Alliance today announced the Top 3 winners of the IPSO CHALLENGE 2014 during an awards ceremony sponsored by Google and held at the Sensors 2014 Expo & Conference. This year's competition focused on designing for the Internet of Things (IoT) and seeks to recognize the most innovative concepts that use an IP-based approach to connecting smart objects. (more...)

Legendary Composer John Williams to Pay Tribute to National Anthem on PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

This Independence Day, PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH, the all-star salute broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, will celebrate the 200th anniversary of our National Anthem. (more...)

Sookasa Introduces Industry's First Compliant Cloud Document Sharing Through Any Email Application With No Receiver Setup Required
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

SAN MATEO, CA - Sookasa, Inc., an innovator in compliance for popular cloud applications and mobile devices, today introduced new capabilities for its Sookasa Cloud Compliance Service™, including the ability for users to share documents through any email provider using secure private links. For the first time, content that is encrypted on public cloud services can be shared securely using file links with any recipient, with no receiver downloads or setup required. Sookasa also has extended its support for Dropbox encryption, compliance and access control to Android devices. (more...)

Long Island Musical Theatre Festival to Present THE DROWSY CHAPERONE; Performances Set for 8/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The Long Island Musical Theatre Festival is a non-profit program dedicated to producing a full-length musical with a professional orchestra in two weeks. During that time, students receive training from industry professionals while being surrounded by peers who share the same passion and skill set. Students will have the opportunity to work with a Broadway guest artist, discuss resume building, and learn audition techniques. (more...)

George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Finds Home in Chicago
by Movies News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (LMNA) announced today that it intends to join Chicago's vibrant cultural arts scene by locating on the city's Museum Campus. (more...)

Panopto Selected by University of Washington and Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges for Campus-Wide Deployments
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

SEATTLE, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Panopto, a leading video platform provider for enterprise and education, today announced its video capture and management software has been selected by University of Washington (UW) for campus-wide deployment, and by the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) for statewide deployment across 33 campuses. (more...)

Des Clarke to Return as PETER PAN at the King's Theatre Glasgow, Dec 6-Jan 11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

To celebrate 50 years since the King's Theatre Glasgow started its legendary panto tradition, First Family Entertainment are delighted to welcome back a firm favourite, Des Clarke, to star in Peter Pan. Also joining the cast are two up and coming Scottish stars; Scott Fletcher and Joanne McGuinness. (more...)

Cellist Maya Beiser to Release Next Album, UNCOVERED, 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

"Cello goddess" (The New Yorker) Maya Beiser releases her next album Uncovered on August 26, 2014 on the Innova label, followed by aUS tour in September 2014 to cities including New York, Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and more (tour schedule to be announced in early July). Uncovered is an album of startling classic rock tunes, re-imagined and re-contextualized, in stunningly moving performances by Maya Beiser. A cover tune can be an homage to the original, but these "uncovers," in new arrangements by Evan Ziporyn, attempt to do more - to evoke the unprecedented power of the music of Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Janis Joplin, Howlin' Wolf, King Crimson, Muddy Waters, and AC/DC as musical masterpieces and as totems of our collective consciousness. (more...)

BWW Interviews: A Chat with Joanna Wright on Sky Candy's COSMICOMICS
by Jeff Davis - Jun 24, 2014

Sky Candy, east Austin's aerial and circus arts company, is collaborating with acclaimed Austin theatre director, Rudy Ramirez on an aerial theatre production of COSMICOMICS, Italo Calvino's beloved collection of short stories of the same name. Italo Calvino's Cosmicomics, a beautiful and unique achievement in storytelling, tells tall tales about creation-magical, fantastical, adventurous stories-but it bases those stories on the findings of science and does not ask that we give these stories our belief, the way that countless creation myths have done over the centuries. In doing so, these stories insist that science and magic are not mutually exclusive: that the discoveries of science can give us meaning and show us miracles through the bridge of our imagination. (more...)

LMNA to Become 'Vibrant' Presence in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (LMNA) today announced its intention to become a member of Chicago's vibrant cultural arts scene by locating on the city's Museum Campus. LMNA will be a gathering place to experience narrative art and the evolution of the visual image - from illustration to cinema to digital arts. (more...)

3rd Annual Josh Hutcherson Celebrity Basketball Game Returning to the Nike 3ON3 Basketball Tournament
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The Josh Hutcherson Celebrity Basketball game benefitting Straight But Not Narrow will once again kick off the Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament at L.A. LIVE presented by NBC4 Southern California, announced this morning by Hutcherson during an interview with Ryan Seacrest on his morning radio show. Tickets for the charity basketball game are now on sale at nike3on3.com. (more...)

Caro Newling Announced As New Society of London Theatre President
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Society of London Theatre (SOLT) today has announced that Caro Newling has been appointed as its new President. Caro has been a producer in the West End, on Broadway and internationally since the early 1990s. (more...)

Opera Theatre of the Rockies Announces Its 2014 Summer Season Which Includes LET'S MAKE A SCENE, THE KING AND I and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Opera Theatre of the Rockies is excited to announce its 2014 Summer Season as it continues its 16th Season – “A Season of Exotic Splendor.” Summer events center around the 2014 Vocal Arts Festival and Young Artists Intensive Training Program. Performances include the always popular Let's Make a Scene production on July 13 at 3:00 p.m., and the festival's grand finale performances of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I on July 25, 26 & 27. Two events benefiting Opera Theatre of the Rockies - Songs for a Summer Evening and “Opera Goofo – an Evening of Fun and Laughter” – round out the summer's performances. (more...)

John Digweed Confirmed for burn Residency
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

With just days to go until the start of this year's burn Residency bootcamp, dance music icon John Digweed has been revealed as the program's special headline mentor. (more...)

Dramatists Guild Releases Statement on Making Unauthorized Revisions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Just last week, controversy erupted when TUTS Underground got caught presenting HANDS ON A HARDBODY, but with significant and unapproved changes to the show. The Huston-based Theatre was forced by theatrical licenser Samuel French, Inc. to cancel the rest of its run. Just days later, Milwaukee's Alchemist Theatre was forced to cancel its production of David Mamet's Oleanna after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from Mamet's representatives because they cast a male actor in the play's lead female role. (more...)

Opera Theatre of the Rockies Announces 2014 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Opera Theatre of the Rockies is excited to announce its 2014 Summer Season as it continues its 16th Season - "A Season ofExotic Splendor." Summer events center around the 2014 Vocal Arts Festival and Young Artists Intensive Training Program. Performances include the always popular Let's Make a Scene production on July 13 at 3:00 p.m., and the festival's grand finale performances of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I on July 25, 26 & 27. Two events benefiting OperaTheatre of the Rockies - Songs for a Summer Evening and "Opera Goofo - an Evening of Fun and Laughter" - round out the summer's performances. (more...)

Los Angeles Philharmonic Association Names Hollywood Bowl Main Entrance in Honor of Zev Yaroslavsky
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has named the Hollywood Bowl Main Gate in honor of Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, in recognition of his unwavering support of the arts in Los Angeles. (more...)

Cabaret Sign Interpreted Performance
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jun 20, 2014

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Photo Flash: Justin Sayre, Austin Scarlett, Alison Fraser, Jackie Hoffman and More at 4th Annual NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The fourth annual 'Night Of A Thousand Judys' -- presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre -- welcomed stars including Sierra Boggess (The Phantom of the Opera), Austin Scarlett ('Project Runway'), Karen Wyman (celebrated 60s pop singer), Alison Fraser (two-time Tony Award nominee), Jackie Hoffman (Hairspray) and Aaron Weinstein (acclaimed jazz violinist), as well as Jane Monheit (Grammy Award nominated jazz star), Sarah Dash (R&B/Disco legend of LaBelle), Rory O'Malley (Tony Award nominee, The Book of Mormon,) Julia Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party), Erin McKeown (folk-rock singer/songwriter) and Gabrielle Stravelli (Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra). Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Opera Theatre of the Rockies Announces 2014 Summer Season - THE KING AND I and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Opera Theatre of the Rockies is excited to announce its 2014 Summer Season as it continues its 16th Season – “A Season of Exotic Splendor.” Summer events center around the 2014 Vocal Arts Festival and Young Artists Intensive Training Program. Performances include the always popular Let's Make a Scene production on July 18 at 3:00 p.m., and the festival's grand finale performances of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I on July 25, 26 & 27. Two events benefiting Opera Theatre of the Rockies - Songs for a Summer Evening and “Opera Goofo -- an Evening of Fun and Laughter” -- round out the summer's performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre's THE KING AND I Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre opens the Tony and Academy Award winning musical, The King and I, tonight, July 9 in Winchester, VA. Set against the backdrop of 19th century Siam, Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I explores the conflicted relationship between King Mongkut of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher hired by the King as part of his plans to modernize his country. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Green is Good Radio Show Announces Syndication Partnerships with Spreaker and Stitcher
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Spreaker, a wildly successful platform for creating, listening and sharing audio content on the web, iPhone, iPad and Android devices; and Stitcher, a booming on-demand internet radio service that focuses on news and information radio and podcasts via its website and an array of mobile apps, will both carry current and past episodes of Green is Good. (more...)

William McDonough Appointed by World Economic Forum to Chair Meta-Council on the Circular Economy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The World Economic Forum (the Forum) has announced the appointment of globally recognized designer, author, and thought leader William McDonough as Chair of the Forum's Meta-Council on the Circular Economy. The newly formed Council represents the Forum's multi-sector initiative to accelerate business-driven innovation to scale the circular economy. As stated in the charge to McDonough: 'The Meta-Council on the Circular Economy, which will be comprised of members from other Global Agenda Councils and have its own mandate and outputs, will focus on the redesign of policy ecosystems needed to allow systems-level change and widespread adoption of circular modelsin developed, emerging and developing regions.' (more...)

New Book, Wicked Atlanta, is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Atlanta, Georgia (more...)

Gordon Voidwell, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Bombadil and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/9-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public Theater has announced its shows, running July 9 - 20, 2014. Details below! (more...)

ADRIAN MOLE Musical To Premiere At Curve, March 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

With book and lyrics by Jake Brunger and music and lyrics by Pippa Cleary, this new musical of Sue Townsend's best seller will open on 17 March 2015, with previews from 7 March, and runs until 4 April. Tickets are on public sale on Thursday 10 July. (more...)

Kristiana Colon Wins Arizona Theatre Company Latino Playwriting Award for OCTAGON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Kristiana Colon's Octagon, the unlikely story of eight young poets' win-at-all-costs and damn-the-consequences approach to the three-minute competition of a poetry slam, has been named the 2014 winner of Arizona Theatre Company's National Latino Playwriting Award. (more...)

Pharrell Williams Receives the RAYMOND WEIL International Artist Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014

RAYMOND WEIL, luxury Swiss watchmaker today presented International superstar Pharrell Williams with the RAYMOND WEIL International artist Award at the annual Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef event, held at The Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London. (more...)

ME AND MY GIRL Opens This Week at Reagle, 7/10-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will present Me and My Girl from July 10-20, 2014 as part of its 46th Annual Summer Season at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA). Me and My Girl is the joyously funny story of an unrefined cockney gent who must choose between love or money. The mixture of cockney and nobility results in a rollicking, hilarious Downton Abbey with engaging song and dance. (more...)

From Broadway to THE LEFTOVERS on HBO; An Interview with Carrie Coon
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

BroadwayWorld had the Privilege of chatting with Tony Award nominee Carrie Coon this week in anticipation of the second episode of her new series THE LEFTOVERS. The new drama series was created by LOST'S Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta and debuted exclusively on HBO on June 29th at 10pm. (more...)

ABSINTHE Star Melody Sweets to Host a Wild Wild West Burlesque Show, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

The dazzling Green Fairy, Melody Sweets, from the Strip's 'Best Adult Show' ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace hosts a Wild Wild West Burlesque show on Tuesday, July 22 at 10:30 p.m. at the ABSINTHE Spiegeltent. In celebration of the premiere of her latest music video 'Shoot 'em Up,' featured on Sweets' debut album Burlesque in the Black, fans get an exclusive look at the tantalizing video and a night of sultry and seductive Wild West burlesque. Revelers can also enjoy special guest appearances by the ABSINTHE cast as they've never seen them before, including The Gazillionaire and Penny Pibbets performing as Cowboy Summerlin Sam and his trusty steed Phallus. (more...)

CTG to Present Special Reading of FACING OUR TRUTH to Mark First Anniversary of Trayvon Martin Shooting, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

A special DouglasPlus reading of "Facing Our Truth: Ten-Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege" will mark the first anniversary of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, Sunday, July 13 at 1 p.m., at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. (more...)

Olivier Winner Michael Ball to Host 2014 WEST END HEROES Gala at the Dominion, Sept 28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Michael Ball, Britain's leading musical theatre star, a double Olivier Award winner, multi-platinum recording artist and a hugely popular radio and TV presenter, is announced today as the host of the 2014 West End Heroes gala concert. (more...)

BWW Blog: Welcome Back Jesse Swimm of Goodspeed Musical's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Guest Blogger: Jesse Swimm - Jul 2, 2014

'Who Day and Night Must Scramble For A Living.....Tradition!!!' (more...)

Award-Winning Author Colum McCann Assaulted in New Haven
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

It is reported that International Award-Winning Author, Colum McCann, was assaulted on Saturday at The Study at Yale Hotel and was treated at Yale-New Haven Hospital for 'significant' facial injuries. (more...)

URINETOWN Transfers To Apollo Theatre From Sept 29, 2014!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Director Jamie Lloyd's critically acclaimed, sell-out production of Urinetown The Musical, will transfer to the Apollo Theatre, running from 29 September 2014. (more...)

The Forgotten Fight to Land Against the Aboriginal Protection Board in CORANDERRK, Aug 15-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

In the neglected storehouse of Australian history, this is one of the definitive stories: at a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry in 1881, the men and women of the Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve went head-to-head with the Aboriginal Protection Board. Their goal was both simple and revolutionary: to be allowed to continue the brilliant, self-sustaining farming community they had established on the scrap of country left to them. (more...)

2K Announces John Cena as WWE 2K15 Cover Superstar
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

"It is truly an honor and Privilege to serve as the WWE 2K15 cover Superstar," said Cena. "2K has a tremendous history of sports simulation games and cover athletes, including Michael Jordan, Kevin Durant, LeBron James and of course, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. I look forward to carrying the flag for WWE 2K15 and introducing the incredible next-generation of WWE gaming to the WWE Universe." (more...)

CG Expands Its RMU Capacity to Cater to the Indian Subcontinent
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

The new facility is the fruition of CG's expansion strategy in the domestic market. CG Lucy has more than doubled its capacity to produce 1000 RMUs per month for the growing demand of reliable and secure power supply in the rapidly expanding Indian subcontinent. Built with an investment of INR 100 million, this plant is spread across an area of 3500 square meters and aims to employ 200 people. (more...)

Blinders Drop Mix on Sander van Doorn Identity Radio
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Polish DJ/ producer Blinders is still riding high from his latest release 'Riffter' after hitting #1 on the DMC Buzz chart. A name that is becoming synonymous with cutting edge house music, he is the latest guest to drop a mix on Sander van Doorn's Identity radio show. (more...)

ABSINTHE Star Melody Sweets to Host a Wild Wild West Burlesque Show, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

The dazzling Green Fairy, Melody Sweets, from the Strip's "Best Adult Show" ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace hosts a Wild Wild West Burlesque show on Tuesday, July 22 at 10:30 p.m. at the ABSINTHE Spiegeltent. In celebration of the premiere of her latest music video "Shoot 'em Up," featured on Sweets' debut album Burlesque in the Black, fans get an exclusive look at the tantalizing video and a night of sultry and seductive Wild West burlesque. Revelers can also enjoy special guest appearances by the ABSINTHE cast as they've never seen them before, including The Gazillionaire and Penny Pibbets performing as Cowboy Summerlin Sam and his trusty steed Phallus. (more...)

Sue Serio and Bill Vargus to Emcee Media Theatre's VOCALIST 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

The Media Theatre's summer singing contests "The Vocalist" (starting July 9) and its Junior counterpart (begins July 13) will have a popular husband and wife team emceeing the weekly event. FOX-TV's morning anchor Sue Serio returns for her fifth summer with "The Vocalist" and Bill Vargus returns to emcee the "Junior" version of the competition. Previously titled "Delco Idol", the contest will be sponsored by Iron Workers Bank of Media and Aston. (more...)

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