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Audra McDonald, Kathy Griffin, 'STARCATCHER', Itzak Perlman, Alvin Ailey and More Set for the Van Wezel's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Once again crowned as the No. 1 Performing Arts Hall of its size in North America (Venues Today, 2000 seat category), the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is proud to announce a new season bustling with fresh talent and seasoned stars, with every performance delivering a dose of extraordinary. Single tickets go on sale this coming Saturday, September 13 at 10 AM at the Box Office, online, and by phone. Appointments are available for ticket buyers by calling the Box Office at 941-953-3368. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS to Return to Hershey in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

More than 15K theatergoers cheered when Jersey Boys made its sell-out premiere in Hershey last year. Worldwide, more than 13 million people have seen Jersey Boys. Now, the show that broke the Theatre box office record is 'Working Its Way Back' from January 27 - February 1, 2015. (more...)

Armin van Buuren Releases New Compilation, A State Of Trance at Ushuaďa, Ibiza 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Armin van Buuren is bringing the magical feeling of Ibiza to the rest of the world, with a brand new mix compilation released today on iTunes. (more...)

VENUS IN FUR Opens 9/18 at Provincetown Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The CTEK Arts Cape Cod premiere of VENUS IN FUR, by David Ives, opens September 18 at the Provincetown Theater in a three-week run. (more...)

Theatrical Outfit to Present MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA!, 10/9-22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Theatrical Outfit continues its 'Season of Compassion' with the poignant and meaningful drama My Children! My Africa!, written by South-African-born playwright Athol Fugard who won a Tony Award for lifetime achievement in 2011. This is the 38th season for Theatrical Outfit, the second-oldest professional theater company in Atlanta, and the home of stories that stir the soul. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BLACK COFFEE by Agatha Christie Plods Along at a Snail's Pace Through a Murder's Twists and Turns
by Shari Barrett - Sep 7, 2014

BLACK COFFEE is a little known, slow-paced mystery by Agatha Christie which her fans will enjoy. Written in 1934, the story takes place in the library of the home of Sir Claud Amory, a physicist who has just come up with a formula for the atomic bomb. When Sir Claude is poisoned, in his coffee of course, Detective Hercule Poirot is called to solve the mystery. He does so after many wonderful twists and turns in true Christie fashion. (more...)

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Begins 2014-2015 Season with New Associate Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra begins its 2014-15 season on Sept. 13, with a new Associate Conductor, many outstanding guest artists, and collaborations slated with many of the area's leading cultural and educational institutions. A recording project for Naxos will shed light on the works of the little-known French composer Florent Schmitt, and the orchestra will continue its search for a new pops conductor and concertmaster. (more...)

Follow BroadwayWorld Connecticut on Facebook and Twitter!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Are you one of the thousands already following BroadwayWorld.com, the biggest theatre site on the net on Twitter and Facebook? (more...)

Anna Kendrick, Josh Gad & More Stars Join STAND UP TO CANCER Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

This Friday, September 5 th (8:00 9:00 PM ET/PT) Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), will stage its fourth biennial fundraising event. (more...)

Adam Ferrara and Peggy J. Scott Join IT HAS TO BE YOU at Abingdon This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Peter Davenport, Adam Ferrara ('Nurse Jackie'), Jeffrey C. Hawkins, and Peggy J. Scott ('House of Cards') join Ms. Butterfield in the new play set to begin performances October 3 at Abingdon Theatre Company. (more...)

GHOSTS OF OCEAN HOUSE to Run 10/10-26 at Players' Ring
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The Players' Ring ushers in the Halloween season with the return of the award-winning play 'Ghosts of Ocean House,' by York writer Michael Kimball, recipient of the 2014 John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award (New England Theatre Conference) for his most recent play, Duck and Cover. (more...)

Joey Arias to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Following a sold-out engagement last October, Joey Arias returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performance only with an intimate show for piano and voice featuring his music director and pianist Matt Ray on Friday, October 10 at 8 p.m. Ray has served as music director for Arias' sold out residencies at Joe's Pub and resumes this role on Arias' forthcoming Billie Holiday Centennial Concerts in the Spring of 2015. The piano and voice format allows for a high degree of improvisation, allowing these peerless musicians an opportunity to explore the depths of their musical communion. The repertoire includes original songs, unexpected covers and, of course, Arias' signature 'channeling' of Billie Holiday. Tickets for Joey Arias range in price from $25-$40 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Probiotics Market By Application (Functional Foods & Beverages, Dietary Supplements, Animal Feed), By End Use (Human, Animal) Expected To Reach USD 52.3 Billion By 20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The global market for probiotics is expected to reach USD 52.34 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing consumer awareness regarding gut health has pushed the demand for supplements and dietary products, which is expected to reflect in probiotic consumption over the forecast period. However, the probiotics market is still at a relatively novice stage, with lack of clarity on usage patterns among consumers, this is expected to play a critical role in market development over the next six years. Labeling regulations, especially in the U.S. and European Union, are also expected to have significant impact on market growth. (more...)

The Studio@620's 2014 Studio Honors Event THE MAGIC OF COMMUNITY Set for 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The Studio@620 has announced this year's Studio Honors will be held on Saturday, November 1st at 6:20 PM for the first time at the historic Coliseum in St. Petersburg. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kenyon Phillips Discusses THE LIFE + DEATH OF KENYON PHILLIPS
by Anna Bencivengo - Sep 19, 2014

Kenyon Phillips will be returning to Joes Pub on Friday, October 24 to reprise his sold-out performance of The Life + Death of Kenyon Phillips. (more...)

GHOST IN THE MEADOW Begins 9/26 at Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Little Fish Theatre today announced the opening of GHOST IN THE MEADOW, a spine-tingling drama by Joe Simonelli. (more...)

Nicholas Dromard, Keith Hines, Hayden Milanes and Drew Seeley to Star in JERSEY BOYS in San Diego, 10/21-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Casting has been announced for the San Diego engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing at The San Diego Civic Theatre from October 21-26. The cast of JERSEY BOYS will be led by Nicolas Dromard (Tommy DeVito), Keith Hines (Nick Massi), Hayden Milanes (Frankie Valli) and Drew Seeley (Bob Gaudio) as The Four Seasons, with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella. (more...)

Disney Channel's ZAPPED, Justin Bieber: Limitless Among New Digital Releases from MarVista Digital Entertainment
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

From teen and family comedies to sci-fi disasters to pop star documentaries, there is entertainment for everyone this fall with a slate of star-driven films, limited series and an all-new music documentary from MarVista Digital Entertainment (more...)

VIDEO: VoicePlay Counts Down Top 10 Broadway Hits - A Cappella!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

VoicePlayThe a cappella gurus of VoicePlay (seen on NBC's The Sing-Off and The Sing-Off National Tour) are taking on Broadway in their latest a cappella Top 10 Video. The group, known for their YouTube videos and live show, has elected to weave selections from their favorite Broadway musicals into one harmonious, and often hilarious opus. The YouTube offering, appropriately titled 'ACA Top 10 Broadway', includes sections from classics like Chicago, Les Miserables, Lion King, and The Phantom of the Opera, while also pointing directly to the heart of new millennial successes such as The Book of Mormon and Wicked. Check it out below! (more...)

TuneCore Adds Facebook Audio Recognition and TwitMusic to Help Engage Fans
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ In the evolving business of music, artists choosing independence report social networking outlets like Facebook and Twitter among the most important ways to self-promote, communicate with fans and expand their networks. Addressing these artists' increasing need for efficient and effective tools to maximize their social campaigns, TuneCore has added Facebook audio recognition and TwitMusic to the recently-launched, rapidly-expanding Artist Services portal. (more...)

Mayor De Blasio Declares September 15-21 as 'Maker Week;' Makers Prepare for World Maker Faire September 20 & 21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

NEW YORK, NY - New York City's mayor, Bill de Blasio, has declared September 15-21, 2014, as 'Maker Week' to celebrate the arrival of the fifth annual World Maker Faire and the many events happening throughout the week hosted by the maker community of New York City, as well as the 75th and 50th World's Fairs anniversaries. The Maker Week events will assemble the innovators, scientists, artists, food makers, tinkerers, crafters, and engineers who live for sharing their love of making with others. The week will be capped off by the return of World Maker Faire, Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 20-21, at the New York Hall of Science in Queens. (more...)

Mirvish's 2014-15 Season to Feature Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT, KINKY BOOTS, BUYER & CELLAR & More
by Alan Henry - Sep 16, 2014

David Mirvish has finalized all the details and shows for his 2014-15 line-up of shows. There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series and nine bonus shows not on subscription. That brings the total to a record 19 shows for the 2014-15 season. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS National Tour Coming to Morrison Center in December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Dates have been announced for the Boise engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing the Morrison Center December 2-7, 2014. (more...)

Quinn VanAntwerp to Rejoin Cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The producers of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS are pleased to announce that Quinn VanAntwerp will re-join the Broadway cast on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 in the role of "Bob Gaudio." He assumes the role from Drew Gehling who departs the production following the Sunday, September 21st performance. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS DVD & Blu-ray Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 11/11
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 13, 2014

Tony Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS came to the big screen under the direction of Clint Eastwood earlier this year and the Four Seasons movie musical is now available to pre-order on DVD and Blu-ray. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Sept. 19 for Broadway Sacramento's DIRTY DANCING, JOSEPH..., and RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

Single-show tickets go on sale Sept. 19 for three hit musicals in the 2014-15 Broadway Sacramento season: Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage, the high-energy musical based on the beloved 1987 movie; a new production of the ever-popular Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice hit Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, featuring two stars from American Idol and Broadway fame; and the return of the audience favorite RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles, in a newly expanded version of the show (more...)

Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons Tribute WALK LIKE A MAN to Play El Portal Theatre, 10/9-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

El Portal Theatre in association with 3000 Miles Off Broadway Productions (a division of Rock N Roll Inc.) presents Walk Like A Man: The Songs of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, starring Val Martinez (formerly with the Four Seasons) at El Portal's Monroe Forum Theatre, in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. This exclusive engagement will run October 9 through 19, 2014, 10 performances only! (more...)

Noor Theatre's 2014-15 Season to Include Annual Reading Series, 48-Hour Forum & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Troubled by the news here at home and coming out of the Middle East, Noor Theatre's leadership grappled with how to engage artistically and meaningfully with the world around them. Their programming is a direct response to these questions - questions that they look to their community of artists and audience to help answer. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: THE LIFE + DEATH OF KENYON PHILLIPS Will Return to Joe's Pub on 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

After its sold-out, world-premiere performance at Joe's Pub this past spring, Kenyon Phillips's autobiographical 90-minute rock opera, The Life + Death of Kenyon Phillips, will return to Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10003) on Friday, October 24th, 2014, at 7:00PM. (more...)

The New York Philharmonic Ensembles to Perform at Merkin Concert Hall, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The New York Philharmonic Ensembles, composed of musicians from the Orchestra, will begin its 2014-15 season on Sunday, October 19, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall, with a concert featuring Beethoven's Duo in E-flat major for Viola and Cello "with two obbligato eyeglasses," WoO 32; Glie?re's Suite for Violin and Double Bass arranged by David J. Grossman; Barto?k's String Quartet No. 3, BB 93, Sz. 85; and Thuille's Sextet for Piano and Winds, Op. 6. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of JERSEY BOYS UK Tour Celebrates Opening Night!
by Anna Bencivengo - Sep 10, 2014

The producers of the UK and Irish tour of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS, are delighted to announce the full cast joining previously announced West End star Tim Driesen as Frankie Valli. (more...)

Back to School Made Easier: New E-Book of 'Romeo and Juliet' Brings Star Crossed Lovers to Life
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Students returning to school will have a new ally in tackling the complexity of Shakespeare's language: an e-book version of 'Romeo and Juliet' that combines the text and a filmed performance by professional Shakespearian actors - all on the same 'page.' (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - JERSEY BOYS
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 31, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS below! (more...)

River North Dance Chicago's 25th Anniversary Season to Open with 'SILVER,' 8/8-11 at Harris Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Celebrating a milestone 25th Anniversary Season, River North Dance Chicago (RNDC) forges into the fall with "Silver: 25th Anniversary Fall Engagement," October 8 - 11, 2014 at the Harris Theater (205 E. Randolph Dr.). Led by Artistic Director Frank Chaves, who "with his spot-on musicality and straight-up embrace of emotion, has set a strong course for River North Dance Chicago" ("Chicago Tribune"), the company celebrates the past while defining the future as they introduce the U.S. premiere of "Flesh" by hot Spanish choreographer Ivan Perez and the world premiere of Chaves's own work "In the End," while reviving a company staple, Sherry Zunker's "Reality of a Dreamer." Tickets ($30 - $75) for the Fall Engagement public performances (Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11) are on sale now at www.rivernorthchicago.com and www.harristheaterchicago.org or by calling 312.334.7777. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tim Driesen, Stephen Webb & More in Rehearsal for JERSEY BOYS UK Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

The cast of the UK tour of Jersey Boys, starring West End star Tim Driesen as Frankie Valli, are currently in rehearsals. Check out a first look below! (more...)

NURSE JACKIE's Adam Ferrara and More Join Abingdon's IT HAS TO BE YOU, Running This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Abingdon Theatre Company -- which has produced 83 new plays in its 21-year history -- launches its 2014-2015 Season with IT HAS TO BE YOU by Drama Desk nominee Catherine Butterfield (JOINED AT THE HEAD), set to begin previews October 3, at the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Official press opening is set for Sunday, October 12, with performances through October 26. Drama Desk nominee Stuart Ross (ENTER LAUGHING, FOREVER PLAID) is set to direct. (more...)

New Pre-Teen Musical THE LOVE NOTE to Begin Previews Next Month at Actors Temple Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

G.P. Productions presents the New York premiere of The Love Note, a new pre-teen musical, beginning previews on Wednesday, September 10th and opening Sunday, September 14, at Actors Temple Theatre, 339 West 47th St, NYC. Performances are Wednesdays and Sundays at 10 AM through December 21. (more...)

Vagabond's 9 CIRCLES to Open 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

A volatile young man and ex-soldier must face his demons in the award-winning 9 CIRCLES by Bill Cain. New L.A. theatre company, VAGABOND, produces while Alexis Jacknow directs the show, which runs Sept. 12 - Oct. 5 at The Sherry Theater in North Hollywood's Arts District. (more...)

New Picture Book, OLIVER'S HUNGER DRAGON, is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

This fully illustrated picture book, aimed at young readers from age 5 to 8 years of age, highlights the problem of hunger. According to Feeding America 15.9 million American children live in'food insecure households.' Children who face hunger experience tiredness, a lack of concentration, poor problem solving skills, and are often too embarrassed to ask for help. 'Oliver's Hunger Dragon' draws attention to these children by depicting hunger as a dragon who follows Oliver everywhere, and how letting people know about Hunger can bring about a change for the better. Author, Sherry Alexander, hopes this book will bring awareness to the plight of children across America. A portion of all proceeds for this book will go to the Clark County WA Food Bank, Feeding America, and the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division to support their efforts to feed kids. Illustrated by Amy Rottinger, this book is released through Halo International Publishing as both an ebook and a print book to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other ebook retailers. (more...)

Twelve UK Hospitals Enjoy Reduced Surgical Procedure Times and Decline in Costs by Implementing Stratasys 3D Printing Solutions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS and REHOVOT, Israel, August 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

MIDNIGHT MOMENT: STORMING TIMES SQUARE Premieres in Times Square 9/1
by Movies News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Earlier this summer, over 1,200 people lined up in Times Square to be filmed crawling across a green screen. Spanish artist Daniel Canogar captured the footage of their crawls and has edited it to be shown on the Square's spectacular billboards in September. The resulting film, titled Storming Times Square, will have its premiere on Times Square billboards September 1 and screened every night in September at 11:57 p.m. as part of the Midnight Moment, a monthly presentation of The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. This month's presentation is in partnership with bitforms gallery. (more...)

Depot Playhouse Opens THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, 9/5-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2014

Depot Playhouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest, September 5-28. The Project Gutenberg Adaptation in Two Acts of The Importance of Being Earnest, a classic comedy of manners, by Oscar Wilde, in which two flippant young men, in order to impress their respected beloveds, pretend that their names are 'Ernest,' which both young ladies believe confers magical qualities on the possessor. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Strand's BUTLER Astonishes Audiences at Peninsula Players Theatre
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Aug 22, 2014

Astonished. Demanded. Surprised. These few simple words ignite the provocative action in Peninsula Players Theatre Midwest premiere of Richard Strand's equally enthralling BUTLER. Staged in Fish Creek at the company's theatrical home along the Green Bay shores, the captivating civil war drama focuses on these words in the opening moments of the two act production, an intriguing catalyst that reveals itself by the final scenes of this entertaining and exceptional play. (more...)

BWW Blog: Libby Servais of Transcendence Theatre Company's 'Broadway Under the Stars' - Music of the Night
by Guest Blogger: Libby Servais - Aug 21, 2014

After Ben Vereen's legendary show here at Transcendence Theatre Company, we TTC artists are continuously reflecting on the cherished wisdom and inspiration that Ben has left deeply rooted into our hearts. One moment in particular that I continue to think about is when I asked Ben if he was excited for his show and he replied with a gigantic grin and both hands in the air, 'I wake up excited! Everyday!' I also surrendered my hands into the air and said 'Me too!' And then I realized that I was standing outside a vineyard of grapes, giggling with Ben Vereen about how we must live each day to the fullest... Later he also shared with our company, 'Don't knock em' dead. They're already dead, knock em' into life!' Those epic words will stick with me forever. Basically, when I grow up, I want to be like Ben Vereen! (more...)

Jennifer Hudson, Halle Berry & More to Unite for STAND UP TO CANCER on ABC, 9/5
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Hollywood community is once again uniting to support Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), which will stage its fourth biennial fundraising telecast FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT). (more...)

Jennifer Aniston, Ariana Grande Among Stars Set to STAND UP TO CANCER This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Hollywood community is once again uniting to support Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), which will stage its fourth biennial fundraising telecast Friday, September 5 (8:00 9:00 PM ET/PT). (more...)

Global Platinum Sponsor Trend Micro to Share Security Insight at VMworld 2014
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

DALLAS and SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Trend Micro Inc. (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global pioneer in security software, today announced three of its security experts will speak and present during VMworld 2014, August 24 28 at the Moscone Center, San Francisco. Trend Micro sessions will provide their audiences with insights on topics including advanced security controls in the hybrid cloud, agentless security in the software defined data center, and automated threat remediation with VMware NSX. (more...)

BAD JEWS and TIGERS BE STILL Set for Black Lab Theatre's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Black Lab Theatre's shines an endearing and humorous light on family dysfunction with two regional premiere comedies about the difficulties of familial love in the 21st century. The season opens in January 2015 with Kim Rosenstock's Tigers Be Still and then follows with Joshua Harmon's no-holds-barred comedy Bad Jews to be co-produced by Stages Repertory Theatre and the Jewish Community Center of Houston. (more...)

Crash of Rhinos Presents Staged Reading of CARVED IN STONE…A COMEDY OF TERRORS on 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Crash of Rhinos, an endangered little theater company, announced today that, as part of the Kennedy Center's 2014 Page To Stage Festival, it would hold a staged reading of "Carved in Stone … A Comedy of Terrors," a new play by Mario Baldessari. (more...)

Global Plastics Market By Product (PE, PP, PVC, Polystyrene, Engineering), By Application (Film & Sheet, Injection Molding) Expected to Reach USD 654.38 Billion by 20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The global market for plastics is expected to reach USD 654.38 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Growth of major end-use industries such as packaging, construction and automotive particularly in emerging markets of China, India and Brazil is expected to remain a key driving factor for global plastic demand. In addition, the need for high performance thermoplastics from automotive industry in order to reduce the overall vehicular weight to gain fuel efficiency is also expected to have positive influence on market growth. Volatile raw material prices coupled with growing environmental concerns regarding plastics disposal and sustainability is expected to pose a serious challenge to market participants. In order to overcome such challenges leading industry participants have been actively investigating the route to develop bio-based alternatives to conventional plastics. (more...)

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