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globalFEST Announces 2015 Artist Line-UpglobalFEST Announces 2015 Artist Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Cross-cultural hybridization has gone deeper. So exclaims the line up for the 2015 edition of globalFEST (globalfest.org), North America's premiere international music springboard. (more...)

Cape Rep to Host Omar Sharif, Jr. for FUNNY GIRL Benefit Weekend, 11/6-7Cape Rep to Host Omar Sharif, Jr. for FUNNY GIRL Benefit Weekend, 11/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Cape Rep Theatre is delighted to host a weekend with Omar Sharif, Jr. (more...)

CIPE-IACE Tool To Compare Political Party Platforms Could Serve As Model For Developing Countries' Efforts To Promote Democracy, Strong EconomyCIPE-IACE Tool To Compare Political Party Platforms Could Serve As Model For Developing Countries' Efforts To Promote Democracy, Strong Economy
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Tunisian citizens now have a tool that compares each political party's platform and tracks whether politicians and other public officials are following through on their promises for economic reform, John D. Sullivan, Executive Director of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) said today. (more...)

Between the Seas Festival Now Accepting Submissions for 2015Between the Seas Festival Now Accepting Submissions for 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Between the Seas, New York City's only international Mediterranean performing arts festival, is currently accepting submissions for its 5th edition, scheduled to take place in Manhattan's Wild Project theater, from Sept 7-13 in 2015. Artists of the Mediterranean and Mediterranean diaspora as well as artists with a working interest in the region are invited to apply. (more...)

Sunday Special: From the Pride Lands to Notre Dame - Disney's Animated Musicals on StageSunday Special: From the Pride Lands to Notre Dame - Disney's Animated Musicals on Stage
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 2, 2014

To celebrate HUNCHBACK's run, we've gone in-depth on Disney's animated films that have brought their music, magic, comedy and romance to the stage. Scroll down to learn more, and be sure to tell us which Disney film you'd like to see adapted next! (more...)

ODYSSEY OF INNOCENTS is ReleasedODYSSEY OF INNOCENTS is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

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Victory Gardens Theater to Stage Midwest Premiere of THE WHO & THE WHAT, 6/12-7/12Victory Gardens Theater to Stage Midwest Premiere of THE WHO & THE WHAT, 6/12-7/12
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater presents the final show of its 40th anniversary season, the Midwest Premiere of The Who & the What by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Ron OJ Parson.  The Who & the What runs June 12 - July 12, 2015 with the press performance on Friday, June 19, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

SWI swissinfo.ch is Partner of the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy in TunisSWI swissinfo.ch is Partner of the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy in Tunis
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

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Certificate of Attainment on CSR Advanced Now Available For the First Time in the RegionCertificate of Attainment on CSR Advanced Now Available For the First Time in the Region
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

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Rodney Gouttman Releases IN THEIR MERITRodney Gouttman Releases IN THEIR MERIT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

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Web Hosting and Domain Names : The Moroccan ICANN Accredited Registrar Genious Communications to Conquer Africa and MENA Region.Web Hosting and Domain Names : The Moroccan ICANN Accredited Registrar Genious Communications to Conquer Africa and MENA Region.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

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Asa Merritt's 'TRUE BELIEVER' to Open 4/17 at TheaterlabAsa Merritt's 'TRUE BELIEVER' to Open 4/17 at Theaterlab
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Theaterlab presents True Believer, a new play about identity, radicalism, and the passion of youth by Asa Merritt. Joshua Kahan Brody directs Kersti Bryan* in a solo performance with original live music by Bay Bryan. Thirteen performances will be staged at Theaterlab, 357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor in NYC from April 17-May 9, 2015. (more...)

Egyptian Classical Pianist Mohamed Shams to Perform at Carnegie Hall, 4/15Egyptian Classical Pianist Mohamed Shams to Perform at Carnegie Hall, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Egyptian classical pianist Mohamed Shams returns to New York at 8pm on Wed., April 15 for his solo debut at Weill Recital Hall/Carnegie Hall, with a diverse program of works including Mendelssohn, Ravel, E. Carter, Liszt, and Egyptian composer Gamal Abdel Rahim. (more...)

Ray Stevens to Release New Comedy Music Album, HERE WE GO AGAIN!Ray Stevens to Release New Comedy Music Album, HERE WE GO AGAIN!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Country music funnyman Ray Stevens is returning to his classic comedic roots with the upcoming release of a new comedy music album, Here We Go Again! Stevens, who has kept the world laughing for more than half a century, will release the project on March 24, 2015, marking his first all-new comedy album in nearly a decade. (more...)

Playwrights from Middle East & Eastern Europe Set for 'hotINK at The Lark' 2015, 4/26-27Playwrights from Middle East & Eastern Europe Set for 'hotINK at The Lark' 2015, 4/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

hotINK at The Lark is proud to present four play readings, written by playwrights who hail from the Middle East and Eastern Europe: MRS. GHADA'S PAIN THRESHOLD by Abdullah Alkafri (Syria), translated by Hassan Abdulrazzak; I.D. by Amahl Khouri (Jordan); MINE WATER by Csaba Szekely (Romania), translated by Mari Albert; THE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF WASHING MACHINES by Elise Wilk (Romania), translated by Ioana Ieronim. (more...)

Ray Stevens Comes Home to Branson at the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre, 9/12Ray Stevens Comes Home to Branson at the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

On September 12, 2015 at 8:00 PM, Ray Stevens will return home to Branson at the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre. (more...)

New Museum and MIT Press Launch New Anthology Series with 'MASS EFFECT'New Museum and MIT Press Launch New Anthology Series with 'MASS EFFECT'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

The New Museum and the MIT Press will launch a new anthology series in November 2015 with Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century, coedited by Lauren Cornell and Ed Halter. (more...)

The Kennedy Center to Host 10th Annual MFA Playwrights' Workshop This SummerThe Kennedy Center to Host 10th Annual MFA Playwrights' Workshop This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

The Kennedy Center, in association with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, the National New Play Network (NNPN)-the country's alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays-and with Stanford University's National Center for New Plays, will host more than 50 playwrights, directors, and dramaturgs from July 25 to August 2, 2015 as part of the 10th annual weeklong MFA Playwrights' Workshop featuring new works by MFA students from Columbia University, Northwestern University, Fordham University, Yale School of Drama, the Juilliard School, New York University-Tisch School of the Arts, University of California-San Diego, and the Juilliard School. (more...)

Demisch Danant to Display RADICAL RABAT Exhibit at Andrea Schwan Gallery, 6/16Demisch Danant to Display RADICAL RABAT Exhibit at Andrea Schwan Gallery, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

New York, NY…Demisch Danant is pleased to announce that it will present Radical Rabat: Nomadic French Style of the 1970s in its stand (G12) at Design Miami/Basel, from June 16 through 21, 2015. The exhibition aims to capture the essence of French design of the 1970s, a period in which designers were particularly influenced by the art, craft, architecture, and nomadic cultures of The Arab world. Radical Rabat brings together rare and important works by Sheila Hicks, Michel Boyer, Maria Pergay, and Pierre Paulin – creators who drew inspiration from both the traditions and international cosmopolitan scenes of such places as Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.   (more...)

Carnegie Hall Announces 2015-16 Jazz, World & Pop Music SeasonCarnegie Hall Announces 2015-16 Jazz, World & Pop Music Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Carnegie Hall's 125th anniversary season is fast approaching, and we are looking forward to a variety of exciting new projects and exceptional programming. Listed below are jazz, pop, and world music highlights at Carnegie Hall for the 2015-2016 season. (more...)

Lincoln Center Sets Local Summer 2015 Free Live ConcertsLincoln Center Sets Local Summer 2015 Free Live Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Lincoln Center Education continue the popular, free summer community concert series, Lincoln Center Local, with eight live events in libraries throughout Queens this August. The series continues Lincoln Center's commitment to bring exceptional arts and artists to new audiences and into the community. Lincoln Center also furthers its partnership with the Queens Library for the fourth-straight year, bringing events to four neighborhood library locations around the borough. This summer's free programs encompass a wide range of eclectic musical styles and traditions, some with a unique fusion of world cultures. Each presentation is an hour long and is offered twice on a given Saturday at a particular Queens Library branch. (more...)

Deloitte and Dubai Islamic Economy Development Center: Significant Untapped Growth Potential of Digital Islamic ServicesDeloitte and Dubai Islamic Economy Development Center: Significant Untapped Growth Potential of Digital Islamic Services
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

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Demisch Danant to Present 'RADICAL RABAT' ExhibitDemisch Danant to Present 'RADICAL RABAT' Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Demisch Danant is pleased to announce that it will present Radical Rabat: Nomadic French Style of the 1970s in its stand (G12) at Design Miami/Basel, from June 16 through 21, 2015. The exhibition aims to capture the essence of French design of the 1970s, a period in which designers were particularly influenced by the art, craft, architecture, and nomadic cultures of The Arab world. Radical Rabat brings together rare and important works by Sheila Hicks, Michel Boyer, Maria Pergay, and Pierre Paulin - creators who drew inspiration from both the traditions and international cosmopolitan scenes of such places as Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. (more...)

Bryn Mawr College Sets 2015-16 Performing Arts SeriesBryn Mawr College Sets 2015-16 Performing Arts Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

The Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series announces an eclectic season of dance, music and theater. The five-program 2015-2016 season features two nights of performances from the Trisha Brown Dance Company, three nights of performances from Annie Wilson, and one-night only events from Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, Ronald K. Brown, and Imani Winds. Performances are held at various venues on the campus of Bryn Mawr College, located at 101 North Merion Avenue in Bryn Mawr, PA. (more...)

Roger Bowen Releases LONG ROAD TO JERUSALEMRoger Bowen Releases LONG ROAD TO JERUSALEM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

The author Roger Bowen has lived in Israel during his younger days and throughout the years has noticed the unique and sometimes volatile relationship between The Arab and Jewish factions that inhabit the area. In 'Long Road To Jerusalem' (published by Xlibris AU) the author has created an adventure story steeped in history and romance set in Israel's early transition into a sovereign state. (more...)

Signature in the Schools 20th Anniversary Festival Kicks Off 1/17Signature in the Schools 20th Anniversary Festival Kicks Off 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Signature Theatre presents Signature in the Schools 20th Anniversary Festival. Over the past 20 years, Signature Theatre has helped cultivate a deeper understanding of history, current events and civility through the Signature in the Schools program with the students of Arlington County. The program has explored complex issues including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, PTSD, The Arab Spring, immigration, Hurricane Katrina, the Holocaust, cyberbullying and more. (more...)

'A Journey Around the Arab-Spring Revolutions' Launched in English, Arabic'A Journey Around the Arab-Spring Revolutions' Launched in English, Arabic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

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Western Union Signs Amr Diab as Brand AmbassadorWestern Union Signs Amr Diab as Brand Ambassador
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

DUBAI, January 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

Sam A. Cohen Predicts Future of Middle East in New BookSam A. Cohen Predicts Future of Middle East in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

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MoMA PS1 Presents WAEL SHAWKY: CABARET CRUSADES ExhibitionMoMA PS1 Presents WAEL SHAWKY: CABARET CRUSADES Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

MoMA PS1 presents Wael Shawky: Cabaret Crusades, a solo exhibition featuring the artist's epic video trilogy recounting the history of The Crusades from an Arab perspective. (more...)

Theatre 167 to Stage World Premiere of THE CHURCH OF WHY NOTTheatre 167 to Stage World Premiere of THE CHURCH OF WHY NOT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Theatre 167 will present the world premiere of The Church of Why Not, a new play inspired by the believers and skeptics, the Jews, Christians and Muslims, the activists and addicts, and the seekers and lost souls who pass through the doors of a church on the Upper West Side - staged at the very spot that inspired it. (more...)

Roadrunnerfoot Offers High Tech Performance for the DisabledRoadrunnerfoot Offers High Tech Performance for the Disabled
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

MILAN, January 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

MAN OF LA MANCHA, VEILS, BUTLER and More Set for Barrington Stage's 2015 SeasonMAN OF LA MANCHA, VEILS, BUTLER and More Set for Barrington Stage's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

At a press conference held at Barrington Stage Company's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, Artistic Director Julianne Boyd announced the theatre's 2015 season of musicals and plays that will take place in Downtown Pittsfield in the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, St. Germain Stage and Youth Theatre venues. (more...)

Safwan Kanj to Join Keek's Sales and Monetization Team as Middle Eastern Regional DirectorSafwan Kanj to Join Keek's Sales and Monetization Team as Middle Eastern Regional Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

NEW YORK, NY and TORONTO, ON - Keek Inc. (TSX VENTURE: KEK) (OTCQX: KEEKF), a leading global mobile video social network with more than 73 million members around the globe featuring a unique 36-second video format, today announced it has appointed Safwan Kanj as one of Keek's regional sales directors. Kanj joins on February 9, 2015 and will report to Bill Blummer, Senior Vice President of Monetization for Keek. He will act as Keek's brand evangelist in the Middle East, with emphasis on key markets including Dubai and Saudi Arabia. (more...)

CIVIL SOCIETY AND POLITICS IN CENTRAL ASIA by University of Louisville Professor Charles E. Ziegler is Available NowCIVIL SOCIETY AND POLITICS IN CENTRAL ASIA by University of Louisville Professor Charles E. Ziegler is Available Now
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

University of Louisville Distinguished University Scholar and professor of political science Charles E. Ziegler's latest book has been released. Civil Society and Politics in Central Asia explores the political and civic institutions of the Central Asian states pf Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan, as well as their rising importance in international affairs. Since joining the faculty of U of L in 1986, Zeigler has become a world-renown expert on Russian and Eurasian international relations. He was an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, served as Executive Director on the Louisville Committee on Foreign Relations, was a Senior Fulbright Scholar, and founded the Center for Asian Democracy. His previous books include Environmental Policy in the USSR, Foreign Policy and East Asia : Learning and Adaptation in the Gorbachev Era, The Russian Far East: A Region at Risk, and The History of Russia. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2015 New Directors New Films LineupFilm Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2015 New Directors New Films Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the complete lineup for the 44th New Directors/New Films (ND/NF), March 18-29. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Very Tangled THREESOME at Portland Center StageBWW Reviews: A Very Tangled THREESOME at Portland Center Stage
by Patrick Brassell - Feb 2, 2015

It's a thoughtful script about Arab-American relations, a wacky comedy about a couple who invite another man into their sex life, and a dry look at how men and women view each other. And while each of these things is interesting, they make for very strange bedfellows...as do the three characters in the play. (more...)

Egyptian Classical Pianist Mohamed Shams to Make Solo Debut at Carnegie Hall, 4/15Egyptian Classical Pianist Mohamed Shams to Make Solo Debut at Carnegie Hall, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Egyptian classical pianist Mohamed Shams will return to New York for his solo debut at Weill Recital Hall/Carnegie Hall on Wednesday April 15 at 8pm, featuring a diverse program of works including Chopin, Carter, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Scarlatti and Egyptian composer Gamal Abdel Rahim. (more...)

Major Conference Puts the Spotlight on Knowledge Development in Arab WorldMajor Conference Puts the Spotlight on Knowledge Development in Arab World
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

DUBAI, UAE, December 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

KING ABDULLAH OF JORDAN Speaks With 'CBS THIS MORNING'KING ABDULLAH OF JORDAN Speaks With 'CBS THIS MORNING'
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

King Abdullah of Jordan said that a “pan-regional approach” is necessary in order to take on the threat of ISIS in the Middle East, in an interview that was broadcast today, Dec. 5 on CBS THIS MORNING on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

TCG Releases Quiara Alegria Hudes' THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LASTTCG Releases Quiara Alegria Hudes' THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of Quiara Alegria Hudes's The Happiest Song Plays Last, the final play in Hudes's award-winning Elliot trilogy. In 2013, The Happiest Song Plays Last premiered at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, with a later Off-Broadway run at New York's Second Stage Theatre in 2014. A 2015 production at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival has been announced. (more...)

Sundance Institute Announces Selections for 2015 U.S. and World Competitions, NEXT and MoreSundance Institute Announces Selections for 2015 U.S. and World Competitions, NEXT and More
by Movies News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Sundance Institute announced today the films selected for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions and the out-of-competition NEXT <=> section of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, January 22 to February 1 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The Festival is the centerpiece of the year-round public programs for the Institute, which also hosts 24 residency labs and grants more than $2.5 million to independent artists each year. (more...)

ArabiaWeather, market leader in innovation and technology for the Middle East weather and forecasting industry, looks to European market for partnerships and expansionArabiaWeather, market leader in innovation and technology for the Middle East weather and forecasting industry, looks to European market for partnerships and expansion
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The news came after the recent investment round in ArabiaWeather led by new investor Badia Impact Fund, a venture capital fund that is part of Silicon Badia, alongside existing investors Jabbar Internet Group, led by the founders of Arab World success story Maktoob, Dash Ventures, MENA Venture Investments and others. The Badia Impact Fund is backed by global investors including European financial institutions including the European Investment Bank. (more...)

Global Wire and Cable Demand Slows, as Europe and East Asia Face Economic UncertaintyGlobal Wire and Cable Demand Slows, as Europe and East Asia Face Economic Uncertainty
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

LONDON, December 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

Robin Givens to Host YWCA USA Women of Distinction Awards Gala, 6/5Robin Givens to Host YWCA USA Women of Distinction Awards Gala, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

The YWCA USA will celebrate the incredible achievements of extraordinary leaders who serve as role models for women and girls at the Women of Distinction Awards Gala on June 5, at 6 pm at the Grand Hyatt Washington, as part of their 2015 Annual Conference.  (more...)

BE FESTIVAL 2015 Returns to Birmingham in JuneBE FESTIVAL 2015 Returns to Birmingham in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

BE FESTIVAL, Birmingham's innovative festival of European theatre returns to the city this summer, taking over Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 23 - 27 June. One of the UK's most experimental theatrical events, BE FESTIVAL's unique format gives the audience the opportunity to see four 30-minute long shows each night and eat dinner with the performers in the interval. (more...)

AOL Moves from NewFront Season to Year-Round Original and Co-Branded Video ProgrammingAOL Moves from NewFront Season to Year-Round Original and Co-Branded Video Programming
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

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Photo Flash: First Look at TRUE BELIEVER at TheaterlabPhoto Flash: First Look at TRUE BELIEVER at Theaterlab
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Theaterlab presents True Believer, a new play about identity, radicalism, and the passion of youth by Asa Merritt. Joshua Kahan Brody directs Kersti Bryan* in a solo performance with original live music by Bay Bryan. Thirteen performances will be staged at Theaterlab, 357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor in NYC from tomorrow, April 17, through May 9, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below! (more...)

CROUCH, TOUCH, PAUSE, ENGAGE Coming to Arcola TheatreCROUCH, TOUCH, PAUSE, ENGAGE Coming to Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage - the critically-acclaimed play about Gareth Thomas, the first professional rugby player to come out while still playing - comes to Arcola Theatre this spring (20 May - 20 June 2015) following its current tour. Directed by Max Stafford-Clark, and written by Robin Soans, the play is a co-production by Out of Joint, National Theatre Wales and Arcola Theatre. (more...)

HBO Announces April and May Episodes of VICEHBO Announces April and May Episodes of VICE
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

HBO has announced April and May episodes of VICE (more...)

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