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Majestic Theatre (New York, NY)
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The Act is a musical with a book by George Furth, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander.

It was written to showcase the talents of Kander and Ebb favorite Liza Minnelli, who portrayed Michelle Craig, a fading film star attempting a comeback as a Las Vegas singer. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1977.

Cornell Bhangra Wins TODAY'S GOT TALENT Contest; Joins Top Acts
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The votes are in! Cornell Bhangra, a dance group based in Ithaca, N.Y., won the “TODAY's Got Talent” contest, announced last night by “TODAY” anchors Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie. (more...)

BWW Review: Cyrano May Be Ready for the Stage, But CYRANO Is Not
by Jeff Davis - Jul 30, 2014

I wish I had Cyrano de Bergerac's way with words. If I did, maybe it would be easier to write what I'm about to say here. City Theatre's current production of the Edmond Rostand classic, Cyrano de Bergerac has several of the elements that a show needs to succeed. It has an incomparable lead actor, two amiable supporting leads, and a text beloved by many a theatergoer. Still, due to a lackluster ensemble and odd directing choices, the production fails to gel or leave a positive impression. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center to Premiere THE DOG: IMAGES OF A REAL BAD BOY Exhibition, 8/6
by Movies News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Drafthouse Films and the Film Society of Lincoln Center are thrilled to announce the Gallery opening of The Dog: Images of a Real Bad Boy - Photographs By Marcia Resnick, in conjunction with the theatrical release of Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren's documentary The Dog. (more...)

Netflix Chief Content Officer to Be Honored at Gotham Independent Film Awards
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation's premier member organization of independent filmmakers, announced today that Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer, will be presented with the 24th annual Industry Tribute (more...)

NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Adds Voting & Instant Save Starting Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

NBC's “America's Got Talent” is partnering with Google for interactive viewer voting and instant save features. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CABARET at Franklin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

CABARET comes to the Franklin Theatre this Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 5:00pm. Directed by Sondra Morton, CABARET features Musical Direction by Jamey Green and Choreography by Lauri Gregoire. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Equicare Health Introduces New Version of Cancer Survivorship Software, EQUICARE CS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

“This version of ECS is our most ambitious and feature rich release to date,“ states Equicare VP of Product Management, Malcolm Wright. “We've taken customer input seriously and developed a product that is ahead of healthcare trends in terms of survivorship care planning, patient reported outcomes, and the use of patient portal. The regulatory landscape of the North American healthcare market is changing rapidly, and we're pleased to provide healthcare organizations with tools that meet these changing standards.” (more...)

Wadhwani Foundation's Upskilling Programme 'Race to a Job' Finds Special Mention in Vice President Biden's Report
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The Vice President's report highlights successful job-driven training strategies, details executive actions that are being taken by the federal government, and new commitments by employers, non-profits, unions and innovators to help spread what's working and to support more Americans in getting and moving up in in-demand jobs and careers. (more...)

BWW Recap: I Know You Want To Read This PRETTY LITTLE LIARS Recap. Kisses, A.
by Colleen Maus - Jul 29, 2014

The liars are back in the fifth season of “Pretty Little Liars” and they are not alone. Recovering from last season's shocking finale, the girls are thrown back into Alison DiLaurentis' crazy world. (more...)

New Book 'Equanimity: The Spirit Within' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ 'Equanimity: The Spirit Within'is a new Christian bookby Samuel D. Bartoli. It was published in January 2014 by Halo Publishing International and is available for sale on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. (more...)

BWW Blog: Adam Brandner - Galactic Bay Publishing Launches New Website
by Guest Blogger: Adam Brandner - Jul 28, 2014

Galactic Bay Publishing launches new website! (more...)

BWW Interviews: DTH's Dance Master Keith Saunders Talks Ballet and The Legacy of Harlem
by Katricia Lang - Jul 28, 2014

'America's not used to seeing a black face in this particular art form,' says 16-year-old Naazir Muhammad about ballet. He should know. He and his twin brother, Shaakir, both practice ballet at the American Ballet Theatre School in New York. Both are aware that ballet is expected to have a certain face. The Dance Theatre of Harlem defies these expectations. Because of this, the company is special in two ways. It is innovative and radical in existing as well as being innovative and radical in dance. Aretha Franklin en point? You never. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ACT's Three Quirky ONE ACTS Feels Like One Too Many in Total
by Jay Irwin - Jul 27, 2014

In my opinion One Act plays are an underutilized form in the theatrical world. Too short to take up an entire evening's entertainment and so they get overlooked. Thankfully ACT has chosen not to shy away from the form with their current offering, "An Evening of One Acts" and has even chosen works by some iconic American authors. And while the evening was loaded with quirky fun, two of the one acts felt as if they could have ended a few times over and ran a bit long. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Patti LuPone Pandemonium! EVITA To 54 Below
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 25, 2014

Today we are saluting one of Broadway's best-loved leading ladies in honor of her new cabaret show kicking off this week at 54 Below, the one and only Patti LuPone. (more...)

Gustafer Yellowgold's Wisdom Tooth of Wisdom' Coming to DVD 9/23; Get Sneak Peek
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Groovy Gustafer Yellowgold is a friendly fellow who came from the Sun and landed in the Minnesota woods. Illustrator/songwriter/performer Morgan Taylor developed the Gustafer Yellowgold experience as equal parts pop rock concert and animated picture book. (more...)

Sneak Preview Available for GUSTAFER YELLOWGOLD'S WISDOM TOOTH OF WISDOM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Fans of all ages who just can't wait for the newest installment in the award-winning series of Gustafer Yellowgold 'Musical Moving Book' DVD/CD sets, can now enjoy a sneak preview of Gustafer Yellowgold's Wisdom Tooth of Wisdom. Watch the trailer HERE! (more...)

Notice of Annual General Meeting in Sectra
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

The shareholders of Sectra AB (STO: SECT B) are hereby invited to the Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) held on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 3.30 p.m. (CET) at Collegium, Teknikringen 7, Linköping, Sweden. (more...)

NYC's Path Through History Program Showcases Sites for Summer Visits
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

With summer travel planning underway, the New York City Path Through History (NYCPTH) work group - dedicated to promoting historic gems in the five boroughs as part of New York State's Path Through History initiative - has identified off-the-beaten-track destinations that provide outdoor experiences for staycationers, tourists, and out-of-town visitors. These historic and culturally significant sites offer enriching and enjoyable adventures, feature stunning views, have free or nominal admission, and are accessible by public transportation. (more...)

Clarizen Named to JMP Securities 2014 'Hot 100' List of Best Privately Held Software Companies
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

SAN MATEO, CA(Marketwired - Aug 7, 2014) -  Clarizen, the leader in enterprise work collaboration software, today announced it has been named to the JMP Securities 'Hot 100: The Best Privately Held Software Companies' list for 2014. The report highlights the leading private companies in the software industry as identified by the software equity research team at JMP Securities, a full-service San Francisco-based investment bank. (more...)

EmberClear Corp. Announces Closing of Initial Tranche of Private Placement
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

CALGARY, ALBERTA(Marketwired - Aug. 6, 2014) - (more...)

New Regency Romance Novel is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

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A Contemporary Theatre to Stage West Coast Premiere of Ayad Akhtar's THE INVISIBLE HAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

A Contemporary Theatre announces the west coast premiere of writer/actor Ayad Akhtar's The Invisible Hand, about an American investor kidnapped by a militant group in Pakistan. Akhtar won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 for his play Disgraced, which opens on Broadway this fall. The Invisible Hand premiered at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis studio series in 2012. Since then, Akhtar has continued development on the script, added a character, and he will participate in the creative process as the show develops in Seattle, spending time in the rehearsal room and audience preview process. (more...)

BreedIT Corp. Completes English Interface of its Proprietary IBreedIT'' Software for US Markets
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

NEW YORK, August 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

STS Playhouse and Woodstock Fringe to Showcase New Short Plays, Begin. 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

The STS Playhouse and Woodstock Fringe present two programs of staged readings of new short plays written by members of the Woodstock Fringe Playwrights Unit. Each of two programs of short plays will be presented twice at the STS Playhouse in Phoenicia, NY. Program 1 will be presented on Sat Aug 16 at 8pm and Sun Aug 17 at 2pm. Program 2 will be presented Sat Aug 23 at 8pm and Sun Aug 24 at 2pm. (more...)

5th Avenue Theatre's A CHORUS LINE Begins Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Rehearsals start today at The 5th Avenue Theatre for one singular sensation: the celebrated Broadway triumph, A Chorus Line. Kicking off the company's 2014/15 season, this thrilling 5th Avenue production has plucked fabulously talented dancers from many of Seattle's chorus lines and is putting them center stage, including Greg McCormick Allen, Taryn Darr, Gabriel Corey, Trina Mills, Mallory King, Connor Russell, Sarah Rose Davis, Taylor Niemeyer, Eric Esteb, and many others. The 5th is also pleased to welcome back Los Angeles triple-threat Chryssie Whitehead in the role of Cassie. Whitehead turned heads and shook audiences with her smoking performance of Lola in Damn Yankees. Broadway's Andrew Palermo makes his 5th Avenue debut as Zach. (more...)

A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours Celebrates Nine Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

"Manhattan? FUHGETTABOUDIT!" That's the official slogan of A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours (http://www.asliceofbrooklyn.com) as they celebrate their 9th anniversary taking tourists from around the world on authentic guided bus tours of NYC's most populous borough. (more...)

'America: Imagine the World Without Her' Tops NY Times Bestseller List; Film to Hit $14 Mark
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Dinesh D'Souza's film and book, 'America: Imagine the World Without Her', have surged this week with the book hitting the top of the New York Times bestseller list and the film set to surpass Michael Moore's 'Capitalism: A Love Story,' to become the 6th highest grossing political documentary in history. (more...)

'Gustafer Yellowgold's Wisdom Tooth of Wisdom' to Be Released 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Gustafer Yellowgold's Wisdom Tooth of Wisdom, the long awaited, sixth installment in the award-winning series ofGustafer Yellowgold 'Musical Moving Book' DVD/CD sets by illustrator/songwriter/performer Morgan Taylor, is set for release on September 23. (more...)

Private Equity Continues to See Healthcare Sector as an Attractive Investment
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

"Healthcare is a highly fragmented industry, giving private equity firms opportunities to execute roll-up strategies and buy companies at low valuations, to grow those companies and to make them more efficient," said Douglass. "There has been a surge in activity over recent months with PE firms making smaller acquisitions as a means to consolidate certain industries. On the flip side, given the significant liquidity in the lending and PE markets, the challenge is valuations continue to get pushed higher." (more...)

BIO-key Announces Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

WALL, NJ(Marketwired - Aug 4, 2014) -  BIO-key International, Inc. (OTCQB: BKYI), a global leader in fingerprint biometric identification solutions, advanced mobile credentialing and identity verification technologies, today reported that the company plans to release Second Quarter 2014 financial results on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. In conjunction with the release, BIO-key has scheduled a conference call, which will be broadcast live over the Internet on Wednesday, August 13, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. (more...)

Rudolph Technologies Reports 2014 Second Quarter Results
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

2014 Second Quarter Highlights: (more...)

BWW Reviews: Magical PIPPIN at Camp IDS Musical Theatre
by Peter Nason - Aug 3, 2014

Despite some obvious messiness in the production, the cast does a phenomenal job of bringing Stephen Schwartz's Brechtian musical to life. (more...)

The Y Discusses Back-to-School Healthy Habits
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

As the dog days of summer begin to fade into memory and a new academic year beckons, the YMCA of Greater New York reminds the City's children and families that staying fit and eating healthy is an important part of any back-to-school curriculum. (more...)

Liza Minnelli Backs Out of 8/4 Provincetown Concert on Doctor's Orders
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2014

Today, word comes of an additional appearance that has been cancelled, on August 4th in Provincetown, where the star was set to perform with Alan Cumming in a sold-out evening. Instead, Cumming will perform his solo show, accompanied by Emmy Award winning composer/pianist Lance Horne. According to the venue, 'Ms. Minnelli is prohibited from traveling until she regains her health.' (more...)

Act II Playhouse to Stage ROUNDING THIRD, 9/9-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Act II Playhouse begins its 16th season with Rounding Third by Richard Dresser, a comedy about two mismatched little league coaches. Previews begin Tuesday, Sept. 9. Due to popularity, the show has already extended until Oct. 12. (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Tuesday, August 19, 2014
by - Aug 19, 2014

Get all the scoop on 20/20, airing on ABC on Tuesday, August 19, 2014! (more...)

2015 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival Lineup Announced; Runs Jan 14-25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Organizers of the inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival announced today the line-up of top contemporary puppets acts and artists from around the world, the U.S. and Chicago to be presented at venues large and small throughout the city January 14-25, 2015. (more...)

MAXIMUS Simplifies Medicaid Program Management with DecisionPoint Solutions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

DecisionPoint combines comprehensive data with proven processes and technology to empower states to make fast, accurate Medicaid program decisions. DecisionPoint is designed to efficiently close information gaps across all subsidy categories at every stage of the Medicaid lifecycle. The DecisionPoint solutions address areas such as program integrity, provider management services, premium assistance, informal dispute resolution, and business intelligence. (more...)

First County in the Nation to be Powered by Community Solar
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

DENVER, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Denver-based SunShare announced today it has contracted with Adams County to provide the regional government with clean, reliable energy from Community Solar Gardens. Adams County will be the first county in the nation to power its buildings with privately developed Community Solar energy. SunShare is one of the nation's first Community Solar providers. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: FINDING NEVERLAND Needs to Find Its Voice
by Jan Nargi - Aug 17, 2014

Just as central character J. M. Barrie needs to find his true voice in order to break through the writer's block that is hampering his playwriting career, FINDING NEVERLAND, the new musical about the family that inspired the beleaguered author to create Peter Pan, needs to find its voice, too. Teetering abruptly between empty frivolousness and genuine pathos, FINDING NEVERLAND is an uneven adventure in its current pre-Broadway tryout at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: UMe's ROCKY BROADWAY (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Fights from the Heart
by David Clarke - Aug 15, 2014

While the Broadway production of ROCKY is going down for the final count on Sunday, August 17, the show and its bombastic score are continuing to delight audiences on a nightly basis in New York City. Whether you've seen the show or not, UMe's release of ROCKY BROADWAY (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is sure to pump you up and entertain you. (more...)

Peninsula Players' BUTLER Begins 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Richard Strand's Civil War drama 'Butler' makes its Midwest Premiere August 20 at Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon. 'Butler' is a winner of the Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Program and made its world premiere in June at the New Jersey Repertory Company. (more...)

Queer New York International Arts Festival Announces 2014 Lineup; Kicks Off 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Queer New York International Arts Festival (QNYIA) -- a festival of contemporary performance that explores and broadens the concept of queer (in) art -- returns for a third year with a diverse slate of performances by international artists, many presenting their work in New York City for the first time. (more...)

Seattle Shakespeare Company to Present WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Performance and reality blend into an imaginative landscape in Seattle Shakespeare Company's production of Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett. Directed by George Mount, Waiting for Godot launches the company's 2014-2015 indoor season in September. Waiting for Godot is part of the city-wide Seattle Beckett Fest running August through November 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Music Box Musicals' NEXT TO NORMAL Stands Next to Greatness
by Katricia Lang - Aug 13, 2014

NEXT TO NORMAL chronicles one family's struggles with its demons and the specter of Bipolar disorder. It gives some comic relief and a rock music soundtrack to the untenable situation that people with a mental illness and their loved ones find themselves in. That alone is enough reason to see Music Box Musicals' production. (more...)

Noosh 2014 Benchmark Report Reveals Efficient Collaboration Will Reduce Project Costs and Create New Business Opportunities
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - Noosh, a provider of web-based integrated project and procurement management technology for business service providers, published its '2014 Project & Procurement Management Benchmark Report,' which reveals teams that collaborate and employ collaborative sourcing strategies see significant cost savings per project and manage projects more efficiently. (more...)

Act II Playhouse Names Michael Donovan as Comedy Producer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Act II Playhouse has announced that Michael Donovan has been officially appointed the theatre's in-house Comedy Producer. Donovan's first public appearance in his role will be at Act II's next Stand-Up Comedy Night, on Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. Donovan will emcee the event and comedian Dennis Horan will headline. (more...)

ABC NEWS Apologizes for Yesterday's Live Stream from Robin Williams Home
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

ABC News has issued a statement of apology for live streaming video from the home of actor Robin Williams following news of his death Monday evening. (more...)

SAG Foundation Names Cyd Wilson as New Executive Director
by Movies News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation has appointed media marketing expert Cyd Wilson as its new executive director. (more...)

Rudolph Receives Volume Purchase Order from Major Taiwan OSAT for 2D/3D Inspection Systems
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

“The importance of advanced packaging processes continues to grow as semiconductor manufacturers seek to pack more power and capability into smaller and smaller packages,” said Mike Goodrich, vice president and general manager of Rudolph's Inspection Business Unit. “We provide a comprehensive solution to help our customers ensure the performance of these challenging new processes. The Wafer Scanner system provides fast 3D inspection and measurement of bumping processes and the NSX system delivers high-throughput 2D inspection of complex patterns and components such as redistribution layers (RDL) and under bump metal. The Discover software ties it all together with sophisticated yield enhancement capabilities.” (more...)

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