BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Getting to Know You: Theatre Ice Breakers
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - May 9, 2016

Making friends is not always easy for people. Sometimes you just can't think of the right conversation starter. Sometimes you crave a more interesting introduction at a table read or meet up than 'Name, Role, Fun Fact about yourself'. If you're like me, you don't know what fact about yourself would be considered fun.  You can learn a lot about someone as a person and as a performer if you just ask the right ice breakers. I've learned more about cast mates and fellow crew members from talking to them and asking these questions than any random fun fact could ever bring me. These are a few favorites of mine, including answers from yours truly (Because why not take this opportunity to introduce myself)! Here we go! (more...)

Open Book: ON YOUR FEET!'s Bookwriter Alexander Dinelaris Finds Songs To Move Stories Forward
by Michael Dale - May 9, 2016

Writing musicals with existing song catalogs presents unique challenges. (more...)

Obie Winner Clare Barron Joins Noor Theatre's 48 HOUR FORUM
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Obie Award-winning Clare Barron (You Got Older, Page 73) joins playwrights Kara Corthron (AliceGraceAnon, Irondale Center); David Zellnik (Drama Desk nomination, Yank!, The York Theatre); Leila Buck (In the Crossing, Culture Project, Women's Center Stage); Laith Nakli (Shesh Yak, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater); directors Pirronne Yousefzadeh (That High and Lonesome Sound, Humana Festival of New American Plays); Carlos Armesto (Artistic Director, Theatre C); and actors Bobby Moreno (Lazarus, New York Theatre Workshop) and Aysan Celik (JUÁREZ, A Documentary Mythology, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater/Theater Mitu) for Noor Theatre's 2nd Annual 48 Hour Forum, 48 hour play festival inspired by news events of the day. (more...)

Say Goodbye To Stinky Synthetic Clothing; Apparel Industry Veterans Introduce Hi-Tech Natural Clothing Line Ably
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

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Customer Experience Assurance in the Age of Unpredictable Apps, Privacy Protection and Virtualized Networks: Viavi Accepts the Challenge With the xSIGHT Portfolio
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

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PACO Collective Invigorates ComEd's Energy Efficiency Conversation
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

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BWW Review: OUT LOUD Theatre Brings Intense and Stunning DRACULA to Life
by Robert Barossi - May 9, 2016

Storytelling is something that, fundamentally, defies definition. Who is to say how a story should best be told? How many different ways have stories been passed down over the centuries? Whatever our own preferences are for storytelling forms and devices, there are countless others, often used in successful ways. In its three years of existence, OUT LOUD Theatre has at times defied conventional definitions of storytelling and developed their own unique style. With its spectacular use of that style, their current production of Dracula is a gorgeous example of the company's storytelling prowess, wrapped in a unique and surprising piece of theatrical art. (more...)

Plain Stage Theatre Company to Present THE HITCHHIKER and SORRY, WRONG NUMBER Next Weekend
by Louisa Brady - May 7, 2016

From Marion Abbott Piccin, the Brainchild of the Confidential Musical Theatre Project, comes a different way to create art! With limited rehearsals and barebones set, it becomes about the play! Welcome to Plainstage Theatre Company! (more...)

Velocity to Premiere New Season of Hit Series WHEELER DEALERS, 6/29
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

Mechanical master Edd China and automotive valuation expert Mike Brewer are back at it finding, fixing and flipping secondhand autos from their new California shop on an all new season of the hit series WHEELER DEALERS. (more...)

BWW Review: SSO's NOTHING HAS CHANGED pays tribute to Bowie at Sydney Opera House
by Brodie Paparella - May 24, 2016

Amidst the anguish of music-lovers everywhere mourning the all-too-recent passing of icons from the previous fifty years, there is bound to be offered an opportunity to gather and commune at the altar of the music that made them so dear to us. The loss of David Bowie was not felt so much by the mainstream, which brought quite an eclectic and sensitive crowd to the Sydney Opera House to see how the Sydney Symphony Orchestra would pay tribute to the man of many disguises. (more...)

SEC/Big 12 Men's College Basketball Challenge Matchups Set for January
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

The matchups for the SEC/Big 12 Challenge presented by Sonic – which will again be staged on a common bye date of Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, during the conference schedule – are headlined by a potential top-10 matchup (more...)

Marlene Grindinger Releases UME
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Marlene Grindinger, a devoted writer and author, has completed her new book 'UME': a cheerful and enlightening book that shows the reader that the world can be a wonderful place. (more...)

WHEELER DEALERS Returns to Velocity Next Month
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

Mechanical master Edd China and automotive valuation expert Mike Brewer are back at it finding, fixing and flipping secondhand autos from their new California shop on an all new season of the hit series WHEELER DEALERS. Since 2003 Brewer and China have searched internationally for an assortment of used cars with high profit potential. Now, they're setting their sights exclusively on America - the most CAR CRAZY nation in the world - in pursuit of the coolest rides to buy, restore, test drive and sell to up their profit totals. The all new season of WHEELER DEALERS begins Wednesday, June 29 at 9 PM ET/PT on Velocity when the guys tackle a true piece of automotive Americana - a 1968 Chevy Corvette C3. (more...)

ARENAarts to Bring AWAY to Latvian Centre Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

A QUINTESSENTIALLY Australian story, mixing drama, humour and home truths, is the latest offering from ARENAarts as the play in question celebrates its 30th anniversary. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC - A Beautiful Pleasant Show
by Tim Carney - May 23, 2016

The Sound of Music is a timeless classic piece of musical theatre. It spans generations and has brought life and laughter to families for over 50 years. It's a story of human triumph over evil, of love, sacrifice, raising children and of belief. It has all the ingredients for a story to tap into our souls and remind us that in the face of real adversity there is always light, there is always a way to overcome The Challenge. (more...)

AXS TV Honors The Lives of Prince, David Bowie & More in THE BIG INTERVIEW-SPECIAL EDITION: LEGENDS LOST
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

AXS TV celebrates the lives and legacies of some of the most notable music icons who left too soon, with the all-new special THE BIG INTERVIEW-SPECIAL EDITION: LEGENDS LOST, premiering on Tuesday, June 7 (more...)

Open Book: ALADDIN's Chad Beguelin Finds A Whole New Way To Deliver An Old Favorite
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

The bookwriter of ELF, ALADDIN and THE WEDDING SINGER says you can't just write a carbon copy of the source. (more...)

BWW Interview: Finally Fanny- Shoshana Bean Gets Ready to Play Her Dream Role in FUNNY GIRL!
by Nicole Rosky - May 21, 2016

It's a role that she's been waiting her whole life to perform. Now Shoshana Bean is getting her chance. (more...)

Nuclear Waste Management Market to Account for US$5.63 Billion in Revenue by 2024; Influx of Investments to Support Growth: TMR
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

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Discovery to Premiere New Series DARK WOODS JUSTICE, 6/7
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

Deep in the heart of Washington's Olympic Peninsula is home to one of the country's last great forests - one so massive and diverse that it has been called America's 'Last Untamed Wilderness.' (more...)

The CW Announces 2016-17 Fall Schedule
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

The CW Network presented its 2016-17 schedule to advertisers, affiliates and national media at New York City Center in New York City today, kicked off by the rock band Fitz and the Tantrums performing their hit singles “Handclap” and “The Walker.” (more...)

New Apex Learning Adaptive Tutorials Target Student Learning Gaps
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

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BWW Review: Studio's Stylishly Unsettled HEDDA GABLER
by Benjamin Tomchik - May 18, 2016

Studio has presented another facet, to perhaps, one of the theaters most multifaceted characters. (more...)

Next Generation Technologies for Mobile E-commerce (TechVision)
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

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ECI' and Atman Announce Another Successful Trial of ECI's Advanced Data Center Interconnect Solution
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

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VIDEO: Zac Efron, Seth Rogan Talk New Film NEIGHBORS 2 on 'Today'
by - May 18, 2016

Actors Zac Efron and Seth Rogan stopped by TODAY TO discuss the sequel to their hit movie “Neighbors,” revealing The Challenge of reexamining the original ideas and telling them from a female perspective. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with A NIGHT IN OLYMPUS' Chan Poling
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 18, 2016

Not often are we treated to a brand new musical theatre piece created by three local legends and acted by a dream cast of eight popular local performers. A NIGHT IN OLYMPUS is a rare treat on all counts. We get to hear directly from the creator and composer, Chan Poling, in this 6 Questions & a Plug. (more...)

'28 Days Love Your Body Journaling Challenge' Launches, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

CreateWriteNow's much lauded '28 Days Love Your Body Journaling Challenge' is scheduled to return June 1st, 2016. (more...)

Sundance Institute to Launch New 'FilmTwo' Initiative
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Sundance Institute today announced a significant expansion of its signature artist development programs to include targeted support for second-time feature filmmakers, addressing a growing need in the field of independent storytelling, especially for women and filmmakers of color. The new FilmTwo Initiative, led by the Institute's renowned Feature Film Program, with generous support from Founding Partner NBCUniversal, will offer selected directors specialized creative and tactical guidance in navigating the unique challenges of making their second feature films. The Initiative's inaugural Fellows announced today participated in a Screenwriters Intensive in March and continue to receive customized creative and tactical support and participate in select FFP activities. (more...)

One Percent Is Not Enough: Kashi Champions New Approach To Boost Organic Farmland
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Kashi believes that, together, we can increase access to organic foods. Today, the companyannounced a first-of-its-kind, collaborative effort to increase organic farmland by recognizing "organics in training" and supporting farmers transitioning fields from conventional to organic practices. The effort is grounded in a brand new protocol called Certified Transitional and Kashi's new Dark Cocoa Karma Shredded Wheat Biscuits cereal is the first product to feature a Certified Transitional ingredient. (more...)

BWW Review: Midcoast Symphony Presents Stirring VERDI REQUIEM
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - May 16, 2016

Music Director Rohan Smith has certainly taken this fine community orchestra to a new level of excellence. This past weekend, joining forces with the Oratorio Chorale, directed by Emily Isaacson, the Vox Nova Chamber Orchestra, directed by Shannon M. Chase, and four guest soloists, the huge ensemble took on The Challenge of Giuseppe Verdi's dramatic Requiem and delivered a stirring performance. Grand in scale and presenting many symphonic and vocal challenges, Verdi's quasi-operatic work is more secular theatre than religious observance, but as such, it is laden with passion, emotion, and intensity. All these qualities were on display in the Midcoast Symphony's performance. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of DAPHNE'S DIVE
by Jennifer Broski - May 16, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of DAPHNE'S DIVE, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes (Water by the Spoonful, In the Heights) and directed by Thomas Kail (Hamilton, Fox's 'Grease: Live'). The production just opened in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night  below! (more...)

Protera Technologies Launches Protera FlexBridge(SM) HANA & S/4 HANA Migration Accelerator Services
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

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Judy Kuhn, James Monroe Iglehart & More Set for NJPAC's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Recognized the world over not only by their bold-face names, but especially by their superb talents, the artists headlining New Jersey Performing Arts Center's 2016-17 season validate the Arts Center as the state's most diverse and artistically excellent presenter. (more...)

Open Book: TUCK EVERLASTING's Bookwriters Claudia Shear and Tim Federle; Providing Dirt For A Garden
by Michael Dale - May 16, 2016

Award-winning actor/playwright and award-winning actor/novelist team up for their first Broadway musical book. (more...)

BWW Blog: Leanne Marie Laurino - Passing along the Moves
by Guest Blogger: Leanne Marie Laurino - May 16, 2016

High Schoolers hold a wide range of responsibilities. (more...)

Microsoft and Boot Campaign host National Military Appreciation Month Pushups For Charity awareness event
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

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BWW Fitness News: Asheville Companies Launch Fit Company Challenge
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

On April 28, 2016 participants from companies located in the Asheville area took part in the Fit Company Challenge, a corporate wellness event hosted by the Fit Company Institute providing area companies an opportunity to show the importance of living a fit and healthy lifestyle. Participants worked in teams of 3 to 4 towards completing a variety of fitness stations tailored to challenge the team member's current fitness level and earn points towards their company's overall score. (more...)

BWW Fitness News: Atlanta Companies Launch Fit Company Challenge
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

On April 30, 2016 participants from companies located in the Atlanta area took part in the Fit Company Challenge, a corporate wellness event hosted by the Fit Company Institute providing area companies an opportunity to show the importance of living a fit and healthy lifestyle. Participants worked in teams of 3 to 4 towards completing a variety of fitness stations tailored to challenge the team member's current fitness level and earn points towards their company's overall score. (more...)

BWW Review: Comedy Takes the Stand in Eventide's FORUM
by Kristen Morale - May 12, 2016

Everyone is familiar with the works of Stephen Sondheim, quite the musical genius himself: his contributions to everything from 'West Side Story' to 'Sweeney Todd' have really set him apart from others in the musical theater realm; his style is so eclectic, his music so beautiful, that any show which bears his name is most likely going to be something great. Not necessarily a fan of comedy but having great admiration for and desire to see any type of musical I have the opportunity of seeing, Sondheim's 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum' is a musical I have not had the pleasure of seeing before the Eventide Theatre Company showed me just how wonderful a show it truly it. The number of laughs and clever moments planned (and disasters diverted or avoided) are as plentiful as the amount of words in the title of this musical. The show is a farce, so anything and everything can happen, so long as one character's involvement in the continuous hoax is constantly given complete attention to and, ironically, prone to the greatest bout of almost far-fetched confusion that can be had. Yes, 'Forum' not only provides perpetual laughs had by both the sheer unknowingness of all the characters of what, exactly, is going on (not to mention each individual is quite the character on his/her own), but the music is wonderful and upbeat, the plot is lighthearted and there just really is not a reason to be mentioned why this musical is anything but pure, adulterated fun (which doesn't mean what you think!) Eventide should be extremely proud of this production now brought to their stage, and as this was my first time seeing it, I can now confidently share with others the enthusiasm felt that night as I watched magic unfold. (more...)

Global challenge seeks Smart City technology solutions
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

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EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center Challenges Groups
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

MIDDLETOWN, Conn., May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Unlike traditional zip line and/or rope courses offering theme park-based experiences, EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center (ELSAC), just 15 minutes south of Hartford is 'calling out' groups from all walks of life to experience The Challenge of a lifetime. (more...)

Dillie Keane to Close Out Brits Off Broadway with HELLO DILLIE
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

59E59 Theaters will welcome Dillie Keane (from Fascinating Aida) back to Brits Off Broadway with the US premiere of HELLO DILLIE, written by Ms. Keane and Adele Anderson, and directed by Simon Green and featuring Michael Roulston on piano. Produced by Pleasance Theatre Trust Ltd, HELLO DILLIE begins performances on Tuesday June 7 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3.  Press opening is Tuesday, June 14 at 7:30 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org.  (more...)

'Silicon Valley on the Potomac' Startup Aims to Disrupt the IT Marketplace Using Gamification
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

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Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas to Celebrate Memorial Day with Weekend of Offerings
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

BEER PARK at Paris Las Vegas will celebrate Memorial Day all weekend long with a military special and the launch of its new extreme sausage eating contest from Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Understudying on Broadway: Part Two – Sandra DeNise and Sarah Jane Shanks
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - May 10, 2016

In this second part of Understudying on Broadway (you can find Part 1 here), I'm discussing the subject with two women who each have tons of experience, Sandra (Sandy) DeNise and Sarah Jane Shanks, both currently covering the demanding, central role of 'Alice Murphy' in Bright Star. (I should mention that they both also cover the role of 'Lucy Grant,' and additionally, Sandy covers 'Mama Murphy!') (more...)

Jay Kendall Pens FLYPAPER DREAMS
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Jay Kendall, a retired teacher, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'Flypaper Dreams': a gripping and potent book that details the history and emotional connection of a family. (more...)

BWW Interview: Charles Borland Pulls No Punches in THE FATHER
by Naomi Serviss - May 10, 2016

The play, by Florian Zeller, offers a gut punch of a journey to the center of a man's descent into dementia. (more...)

Public Art Installation by Gordon Huether Opens in Morgan Hill
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Approximately one year after the Morgan Hill City Council approved two public art installations by internationally recognized artist Gordon Huether, they now adorn the new parking structure between Third and Fourth Streets. Gordon Huether Studio was part of a design and build team that submitted a proposal package in response to the City of Morgan Hill's request for proposals for the parking garage. The design team, made up of Gordon Huether Studio, F+H construction and WMB architects, worked closely with the City of Morgan Hill to ensure a successful project outcome. (more...)

Barter Theatre to Open Summer Season with GREATER TUNA
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Barter Theatre's summer season, always known for it's comedy and grandeur, opens with beloved comedy "Greater Tuna" starring Mary Lucy Bivins and Michael Poisson on May 20. (more...)

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