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SEE ROCK CITY AND OTHER DESTINATIONS to Make UK Debut at the Union Theatre, Aug 15-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

For the first time, the critically acclaimed off-Broadway musical See Rock City and Other Destinations, will be introduced to the UK for a two-week strictly limited run at the Union Theatre. Previews start on Friday 15 August and press night on Tuesday 19 August at 7.30pm, it was announced today. On sale now. (more...)

George R.R. Martin Is Gung-Ho on GAME OF THRONES Movie
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

George R.R. Martin, author of the GAME OF THRONES book series on which the highly popular HBO series is based, is apparently gung-ho on the idea of bringing his creation to the big screen. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83), presents Shakespeare's classic comedy THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR on its outdoor main stage situated on the scenic slopes of the historic Mayslake Peabody Estate. THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR opens Saturday, July 12 at 8:15 p.m., and runs through August 10, 2014. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy First Folio Theatre's annual 'Shakespeare under the Stars' production, directed by Jeff Award nominee Nick Sandys. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre to Celebrate Garland & Midler with SOMEWHERE OVER THE ROSE, 8/5-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Two iconic female performers are remembered and honored in song and story at Florida Studio Theatre's Court Cabaret. The final show in FST's Summer Sidekicks Series, Somewhere Over the Rose: The Songs and Stories of Judy Garland and Bette Midler, opens August 5 and runs through August 31. Single tickets are on sale for $32. Tickets may be purchased online at FloridaStudioTheatre.org, by phone at (941) 366-9000, or by visiting the Box Office. (more...)

Fox Valley Repertory's Youth Ensemble to Present Disney's ALADDIN JR., 8/1-10; Announces Partnership with Make-A-Wish Illinois
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Director and choreographer Kyle Donahue of Fox Valley Repertory and the Youth Ensemble bring Disney's Aladdin Jr. to the Fox Valley Area. Under the musical direction of Debra Stombres, the FVR Youth Ensemble brings this all-time Disney classic of magic, splendor and true love to life on the Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage August 1-10, 2014 (4051 East Main Street, St. St. Charles). (more...)

MAMMA MIA! National Tour Coming to Fox Theatre, 9/23-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Fox Theatre from September 23-28 as a special to the 2014/2015 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta series. (more...)

Clare Foster, Jamie Parker and More to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at Chichester, Aug 11-Sept 21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Guys and Dolls - a joyous and vibrant celebration of Prohibition-era New York - marks a series of firsts when it bursts onto the Festival Theatre stage at Chichester this summer, running 11 August - 21 September 2014. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Royal Shakespeare Company's CHRISTMAS TRUCE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Full casting is announced for the world premiere of Phil Porter's new play, The Christmas Truce. Inspired by the real events of the First World War exactly 100 years ago and directed by Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman (more...)

BWW Blog: Libby Servais of Transcendence Theatre Company's 'Broadway Under the Stars' - Magic Land
by Guest Blogger: Libby Servais - Jul 8, 2014

And so my summer in Magic Land begins…. (more...)

Scoop: 2 BROKE GIRLS on CBS - Monday, July 28, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 7, 2014

Get all the scoop on 2 BROKE GIRLS, airing on CBS on Monday, July 28, 2014! (more...)

Künstlerischen Leiterin des Landestheaters Niederösterreich, Bettina Hering, verlängert Vertrag Durch Mai 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Paul Gessl, Geschaftsfuhrer der NÖ Kulturwirtschaft, zu deren Tochtern auch das Landestheater Niederosterreich zahlt, gab heute die Verlangerung des Vertrages der Kunstlerischen Leiterin des Landestheaters Niederosterreich, Bettina Hering, bis Mai 2019 bekannt. (more...)

29th Annual Milwaukee LGBT Film & Video Festival Announced
by Movies News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

The Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival - one of the region's longest-running film events and a cornerstone gathering for the LGBT + communities - returns this October 16-26. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Elaine Paige And More At FORBIDDEN BROADWAY!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2014

Anna-Jane Casey, Sophie-Louise Dann, Damian Humbley and Ben Lewis star in New York's longest running comedy revue, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, which has returned to the Chocolate Factory! (more...)

BWW Reviews: ABOUT MISS JULIE, King's Head Theatre, July 3 2014
by Gary Naylor - Jul 4, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a perfectly realised adaptation of August Strindbeg's Miss Julie, packed with dramatic tension, big ideas and superb acting. If there's a more satisfying 80 minutes anywhere on the London stage today, I'd be surprised. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Announces November 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Carnegie Hall just announced their November 2014 listings. Scroll down for the list of events and click here for more details. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Imagination Stage Delights with its Production of THE BFG, Adapted by David Wood from Roald Dahl's Children's Novel
by Audrey Liebross - Jul 3, 2014

Imagination Stage, in Bethesda, has scored yet another home run with its production of THE BFG, adapted by David Wood, OBE, from Roald Dahl's children's novel, and directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer and Eric J. Van Wyck. Parents will find themselves laughing along with their kids at Dahl's and Wood's irreverent humor, including an extended riff on the biologically impolite results of reversing the direction of the bubbles in soda pop. The more mature members of the audience will chuckle at the modern cultural references. This production is a must-see. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, Menier Chocolate Factory, July 2 2014
by N. Morrison - Jul 3, 2014

Forbidden Broadway is back at the Menier Chocolate Factory (last seen there in 2009) and it's like it never left. With a first class cast, excellent musical direction and a ceaseless barrage of jibes about your favourite shows, this is a jolly, fun night out. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions Announces Opening of THE NOSEMAKER'S APPRENTICE, 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Amphibian Stage Productions opens its third main stage production of the 2014 season, The Nosemaker's Apprentice: Chronicles of a Medieval Plastic Surgeon by Nick Jones and Rachel Shukert, July 10, kicking off a five-week run of the play. Jay Duffer, John Forkner, Alexandra Lawrence, Brandon Murphy and Scott Zenreich star in this infectious comedy running Thursday, July 10 through Sunday, August 10 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions (more...)

2014 Rob Guest Endowment Award Semi-Finalists Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The 30 Semi-Finalists for the 2014 Rob Guest Endowment Award were announced today. They are Daniel Assetta, Ben Bennett, Hilary Cole, Andy Cook, Thomas Davis, Daniel Downing, Vivien Emsworth, Anna Freeland, Nelson Gardner, Nick Hedger, Matt Holly, Georgina Hopson, Loren Hunter, Graeme Isaako, Kirby Lunn, Seann Matthew Moore, Katie McKee, Lauren McKenna, Emily Mercurio, Joel Parnis, Daniel Raso, Joshua Robson, Angela Scundi, Rebecca Selley, Zach Smith, Monica Swayne, Connor Sweeney, Karla Tonkich, Tarisai Vushe and Sophie Wright. (more...)

Egencia Continues its Global Platform Investment with New Personalized Search Technology
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

BELLEVUE, Wash., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Egencia will unveil a new approach to travel search at the GBTA Convention in Los Angeles on July 28-30, 2014. The new Egencia adaptive search technology leverages insights from travelers to deliver proactive, personalized flight search options. The technology enables a faster, more streamlined booking experience for travelers, while ensuring compliance with corporate travel policy. (more...)

The Araca Project Announces Seven Original Productions
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Araca Group has announced the seven shows that will comprise the 2014 Araca Project season, lasting from September 7th until November 2nd at the American Theatre of Actors. Led by Matthew Rego, Michael Rego, and Hank Unger, The Araca Group is a New York City-based Broadway production and merchandising that has served, among others, Wicked, Urinetown, Rock of Ages, Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge. In addition, Araca is now the largest screen printing and merchandising company on Broadway. Learn more at www.araca.com. (more...)

TV One to Premiere GIRLRIENDS GETAWAY, Starring Garcelle Beauvais, 8/31
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Just in time for summer's end, TV One presents the network premiere of the two-hour original movie, Girlfriends' Getaway on Saturday, August 30 at 8PM/ET with an encore at 11PM/ET and at 11AM/ET on Sunday, August 31st. (more...)

Transcendence Theatre Company to Present Carrie Manolakos & Morgan Karr in Concert, 8/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Transcendence Theatre Company will present Carrie Manolakos and Morgan Karr in concert at Landmark Vineyards as the second offering from the Transcendence Artist Series on August 1st and 2nd. (more...)

Sophie Mill Releases THE WOMAN IN THE DISTANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

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Scoop: 2 BROKE GIRLS on CBS - Monday, August 11, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on 2 BROKE GIRLS, airing on CBS on Monday, August 11, 2014! (more...)

VIDEO: Buckingham Palace's Iconic 'Changing of the Guards' Perform GAME OF THRONES Theme Song
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

During the iconic British changing of the royal guards ceremony at London's Buckingham Palace, the guards surprised the crowd by playing the theme song of HBO's series 'Game of Thrones'! (more...)

HISTORY MATTERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE Creates Judith Barlow Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

universitiesHISTORY MATTERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE, a coalition of theatre professionals, has announced the creation of the Judith Barlow Prize which will award $2,500 annually to a student playwright of a one-act play inspired by the work of an historic woman playwright whom she/he has studied. In addition, a $1000 prize will be awarded to the runner up and a $500 prize will be awarded to the winning student's professor who participated in the One Play at a Time initiative. HISTORY MATTERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE promotes the study and production of women's plays of the past in high schools, colleges, universities and theatres throughout the country and encourages responses to those plays from contemporary women playwrights. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 7/25/2014 - 7/25/2014
by BWW - Jul 20, 2014

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 7/25/2014 - 7/25/2014! (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory to Send Two Shows to TheatreWorks Palo Alto New Works Festival, 8/9-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Musical Theatre Factory will send its first two productions, THE DISAPPERING MAN and ONE WOMAN SHOW, to TheatreWorks Palo Alto's New Works Festival, August 9-17. The Festival has launched many new works onto TheatreWorks' stages and on to productions nationally, including Broadway's MEMPHIS and off-Broadway's STRIKING 12, EQUIVOCATION, and THE NORTH POOL. (more...)

Poster & Trailer Revealed For PRIDE, Starring Imelda Staunton & Bill Nighy
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 2, 2014

A considerably theatre pedigreed cast and creative team make up the new period-set drama PRIDE and a first look at the poster and trailer for the new gay rights-centric film is now available to view. (more...)

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Previews July 9 at First Folio Theatre's Outdoor Main Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83), presents Shakespeare's classic comedy THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR on its outdoor main stage situated on the scenic slopes of the historic Mayslake Peabody Estate. THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR previews July 9, opens Saturday, July 12 at 8:15 p.m., and runs through August 10, 2014. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy First Folio Theatre's annual "Shakespeare under the Stars" production, directed by Jeff Award nominee Nick Sandys. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch THE SKIVVIES in Concert at 54 Below with Guests Krysta Rodriguez, Wesley Taylor & More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2014

Last Night, the Skivvies returned to 54 below joined by Malcolm Gets, Sophie B. Hawkins, Jenny Lee Stern, Krysta Rodriguez, Wesley Taylor, Mitch Jarvis, Barrett Foa, and Heather Matarazzo! Some of the songs they sang include 'Pumped Up Kicks/Glitter and Be Gay,' 'Video Killed the Radio Star,' 'Happy Medley,' and more! (more...)

NO ONE ASKED ME Set for FringeNYC, 8/8-22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The 18th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC presents NO ONE ASKED ME, a new play by Kate Ballen, inspired by the true stories of undocumented immigrant NYC high school students. Matthew Newton directs a cast of nine including Octavia Chavez-Richmond, Ashlee Danielle, Gary De Mattei*, Alaina Fragoso, Corneilus Franklin, Jessica Maria Kight, Veda Kumarjiguda, Terra Mackintosh*, and Jihan McKenzie. Performances will be stated at Venue #2: The Flamboyan Theatre at the Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street (bet. Rivington and Delancey). *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. AEA Approved Showcase. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA, Lyric Theatre, July 15 2014
by Carrie Dunn - Jul 18, 2014

There's nothing not to like about The Tiger Who Came To Tea. It's a neat, tried-and-tested adaptation of Judith Kerr's classic children's book. There are cheery, catchy songs, a dollop of audience participation, and it all wraps up in under an hour. Perfect, surely? (more...)

BWW Interviews: Kate Pazakis Talks Innovations at Rockwell Table and Stage
by Don Grigware - Jul 16, 2014

Belting songstress Kate Pazakis was recently named executive producer of Rockwell Table and Stage in Hollywood. In our chat she talks about her past successes and gives us a glimpse of her big plans for Rockwell's immediate future. Kate, you have an amazing voice and have become known as one of the theatre's best kept secrets. How do you react to that? Tell me a few of the shows you have been involved with. I'd rather be nine people's favorite thing than (more...)

BWW Review: Nothing Permanent Shall Stay
by Kristen Morale - Jul 16, 2014

The Phantom of the Opera, from its literary origins to the numerous film renditions made, all leading up to its fantastic run as a staged musical, is one of the most beautiful, heart-wrenching stories of its day. The Majestic Theater has ushered people through its doors to see Andrew Lloyd Webber's phenomenon of a show, and due to its popularity gives locals and tourists alike little reason to anticipate it going anywhere anytime soon. Including its recent North American production and the show's general worldwide reputation, Phantom has proven itself to be essentially untouchable. (more...)

Scoop: THE ORIGINALS on THE CW - Thursday, July 31, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 16, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE ORIGINALS, airing on THE CW on Thursday, July 31, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: THE ORIGINALS on THE CW - Thursday, August 7, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 16, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE ORIGINALS, airing on THE CW on Thursday, August 7, 2014! (more...)

ADT Recognizes National Pet Fire Safety Day
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

While living environments for pets within the home vary, they are defenseless in their surroundings when faced with emergency situations such as fire or carbon monoxide leaks. Fortunately, systems like ADT Pulse ensure that owners can monitor their beloved pets while away from the home through real-time alerts and video monitoring in the event of an emergency. (more...)

Pioneering Shanghai Mandarin Program Uses WeChat to Teach Chinese Language
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

SHANGHAI, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ A Mandarin teacher in Shanghai has found a unique way to use WeChat (or Weixin) to advance her students' communication skills. The program at Miracle Mandarin Shanghai is the first of its kind worldwide to use China's most popular social media platform to teach Chinese to non-native speakers. (more...)

IGN Taps Neon Labs For Immediate 30 Percent Boost in Video Views
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Neon Labs, the image selection platform for monetizing digital content, today announced that IGN Entertainment has inked an agreement and is working closely with Neon to maximize its current video viewership of 48.7 million unique visitors per month. This engagement with a premier media publisher was announced in conjunction with Neon's news of a Series A round of $4.1 million in funding. Led by Mohr Davidow Ventures, the round is supported by prior investors, True Ventures and technology executive Steve Blank. This new investment will enable Neon to scale to meet increasing customer demand and accelerate its partnership with online video platform provider Brightcove. (more...)

Seattle Opera and Seattle Public Theater's Youth Program to Present THE MIKADO, 8/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Seattle Opera in collaboration with Seattle Public Theater's (SPT) Youth Program spin Gilbert & Sullivan's classic topsy-turvy operetta, The Mikado in a whole new direction. (more...)

Scoop: 2 BROKE GIRLS on CBS - Monday, August 4, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 14, 2014

Get all the scoop on 2 BROKE GIRLS, airing on CBS on Monday, August 4, 2014! (more...)

HBO & CINEMAX to Bring GAME OF THRONES & More to 2014 Comic Con
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The HBO series TRUE BLOOD and GAME OF THRONES and the CINEMAX series BANSHEE are confirmed for panels and autograph sessions at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Folio Celebrates MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Opening
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83), presents Shakespeare's classic comedy THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR on its outdoor main stage situated on the scenic slopes of the historic Mayslake Peabody Estate. THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR opened last Saturday, July 12 at 8:15 p.m., and runs through August 10, 2014. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy First Folio Theatre's annual 'Shakespeare under the Stars' production, directed by Jeff Award nominee Nick Sandys. BroadwayWorld has photos from last weekend's opening festivities below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from First Folio Theatre's THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2014

First Folio Theatre presents Shakespeare's classic comedy THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR on its outdoor main stage situated on the scenic slopes of the historic Mayslake Peabody Estate. THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR opens Saturday, July 12 at 8:15 p.m., and runs through August 10, 2014. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy First Folio Theatre's annual 'Shakespeare under the Stars' production, directed by Jeff Award nominee Nick Sandys. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck to Make Debut at the Tanglewood Music Center, 7/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

On July 25 and 26, at the Tanglewood Music Center in the Berkshires, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in works by Beethoven, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Mahler. The weekend marks Honeck's debut at the prestigious summer home of the Boston Symphony. (more...)

Scoop: THE ORIGINALS on THE CW - Thursday, July 31, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 11, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE ORIGINALS, airing on THE CW on Thursday, July 31, 2014! (more...)

Meryl Streep to Star in Tony Award Winning Play MASTER CLASS for HBO
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Oscar(R) winner Mike Nichols ('The Graduate,' HBO's 'Angels in America') will direct Academy Award(R) winner Meryl Streep ('The Iron Lady,' 'Sophie's Choice') in MASTER CLASS (more...)

Bookworks Presents June's IT'S ABOUT BOOKS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Dear Bookworks Bookworm, I read a book this month that I had every intention of liking, but didn't. It had a story line that interested me but the characters were one dimensional and flat and the writing that was not worth writing home about. Rather than review a book that disappoints, I decided to review a movie that I had just seen with Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche, Words and Pictures. This is a movie well worth the ticket price. It is always a pleasure seeing a movie where actors do what they should be doing best, acting and where writers are doing what they should be doing best, writing. (more...)

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