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BWW Interviews: Adam Pascal Hosts Master Class on the Basics of Auditioning in Musical Theatre
by Jay Prock - Aug 22, 2014

Straight from New York is bringing Adam Pascal to a city near you for a Master's Class this fall. As of now, master's classes are booked in Charlotte, NC (Sept. 16 - 17), Oklahoma City, OK (Sept. 18-19) and Austin, TX (Sept. 20). Straight from New York provides educational opportunities for performing arts students to work with top Broadway artists in cities around the country. Adam Pascal is an actor, singer, and musician known for his portrayal of Roger Davis in the original cast of Jonathan Larson's musical RENT as well as the movie version. He is also known for originating the role of Radames in the Elton John/Tim Rice Aida. He was also in the revival of Cabaret as well as Huey Calhoun in the Broadway Company of Memphis. When you work with students, what is your approach to teaching? A: I approach students from an existential place. I don't have any formal training. My training is practical from all my experience. I listen to what students are doing and offer them practical instructions on how to make it better. Tyce Green, the artistic director of Straight from New York, brings the technical experience. Together it is a great combination. Where did you go to school? What did you study? Where I grew up, everyone went to college. In my family, you just did it. I attended the University of South Florida for my freshman year. I then transferred to the NY Institute of Technology and got a degree in communications. I didn't necessarily want to go into that field but I knew I needed a degree. What is your favorite role you've played? Emcee in Cabaret Have you ever done any classical Musical Theatre roles and are there any roles in classical Musical Theatre you'd like to tackle? I would love to play roles from classical musical theatre but have not had the opportunity. I find many of the roles to be outside the box what people are used to seeing me play. These roles are out of my comfort zone but I look forward to The Challenge. I think I'd like to play the role of Curly in Oklahoma! How did you feel taking over the role in Memphis and how was it taking over from the man who originated the role (Chad Kimball) They always allowed me to play the character and develop him on my own. I was never asked to play it like anyone else. They wanted me to bring my own personality to the role. What is your favorite musical you've never done? Les Miserables, Hedwig and the Angry Itch, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Sunday in the Park with George, Sweeny Todd For the young performer who wants to pursue musical theatre as a career, what advice would you give them? 1. There is no other reason to do musical theatre other than the love of it. Don't do this to be a star! Pursue this because you love it. 2. Have something else in your life that brings you happiness. The majority of this business is not getting the job. If you are only happy getting the role, then you will live perpetually unhappy. As a teacher, it's frustrating to hear kids say, 'my life is RENT.' As well all know there could not be anything further from the truth. When you teach your seminars, how do you convey there is more to Musical Theatre than RENT and Les Miserables? I tell kids to have a career in theatre, you have to be as versatile as you can be. If you sell yourself as only one thing, you will be handicapped in this business. To have a long career you need to be able to sing and do anything. It goes for people who are classically trained as well. You must know all aspects of this business and learn to do as many as you can. What is the focus of your seminars? We focus on the audition process. We want our students to learn to be comfortable performing under pressure in any situation. There is no other situation with as much pressure as an audition. We focus on technique, relaxation methods, choices in an audition, what to wear, and what to expect in any audition situation. We are extremely honest with addressing the pros and cons of choices made by students who attend our seminar. We try to bring each student as much practical information as we can. Why should someone take your seminar? Only take this seminar if you interested in learning honest information on the world of performing. This seminar will be full of information and advice you can't get anywhere else. To sign up for Adam Pascal's master class in your city, visit: (more...)

George Takei Set for E!'S FASHION POLICE Tonight
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

In an all-new episode of E!'s Fashion Police, host Joan Rivers, Kelly Osbourne and George Kotsiopoulos, along with guest co-host Orly Shani and guest George Takei break down the 5 must-see looks from the previous week including red carpet hits and misses from the biggest events in entertainment, and promise to bring big laughs with a special, very cold surprise for Joan. (more...)

TODAY SHOW Saving a Business that's Being Killed by Kindness
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

NBC's Today Show Main Street Makeover with Martin Lindstrom and Vancouver based Juice Group Advertising breathe new life into a struggling Baltimore corner store. (more...)

Josh Gad, Sarah Jessica Parker & More Accept ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
by Movies News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The ALS ice bucket challenge, which dares people to either donate to the cause or dump a bucket of ice-cold water over their heads, was originally started by the ALS Association in July. (more...)

CaseStack Is Recognized As a Top 3PL Provider
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Day after day, logistics managers face The Challenge of balancing demand volatility with the need to comply with increasingly complex customer requirements. In order to overcome such obstacles, many companies turn to CaseStack for their ability to create logistics solutions that are tailored to meet their customers' unique distribution needs. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS, THE DUCHESS OF MALFI and More Set for The Theatre School at DePaul University's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The Theatre School at DePaul University has announced the 2014-15 season -- featuring two world premieres, reimagined classics, contemporary pieces, and engaging entertainment for the whole family. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Top horses in the Classic division will take center stage this weekend in two outstanding “Breeders' Cup Challenge Series” programs, featuring the $1.25 million Travers Stakes on Saturday (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Starlight Theatre Takes on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2014

Less than 24 hours after being challenged by their staff, the executive management of Starlight Theatre accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and went feet first into the Shirley Bush Helzberg Fountain and Garden of the Stars on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 20. Watch them complete The Challenge below! (more...)

Pedalthon Helps Seniors Get Fit During National Active Aging Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

CHASKA, Minn., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Residents of The Goodman Group managed senior living & health care communities are pedaling toward fitness during Active Aging Week! The International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) is challenging organizations throughout North America to come up with ways to motivate older adults to stay active and benefit from healthier lifestyles. The Goodman Group communities have accepted The Challenge and are holding a weeklong Pedalthon in conjunction with its national FIT Functional Fitness program. (more...)

Big Fish Launches 'Panda PandaMonium'' on Mobile Smartphones and Tablets
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

SEATTLE, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ A strategy puzzle game like no other, Panda PandaMonium from Big Fish is available today for free on mobile devices. Equal parts adorable Pandas, angry Dragons, hand-crafted levels, and strategic depth Panda PandaMonium is a game that is accessible to all types of players. (more...)

FactorTrust Recognized as One of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies Second Year in a Row
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

“FactorTrust is focused on providing the most comprehensive insight regarding underbanked consumers in the U.S.,” explained Greg Rable, FactorTrust CEO. “This recognition as a fast growing company is proof that the alternative data ecosystem is evolving and becoming imperative for lenders who want to make informed and educated lending decisions while expanding their reach to new customers.” (more...)

VIDEO: Seth Meyers Rolls Out the EMMY Red Carpet
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Watch below as the 'Late Night' host rolls out the red carpet in preparation for the big event. (more...)

Colfer, Overstreet & More GLEE Stars Accept ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Below, check out stars from the FOX musical dramedy GLEE take on The Challenge! (more...)

Rosemarie Kaupp Announces THE AMBERELLA TALES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

WARRINGTON, Penn. (more...)

Maria Shriver and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom to Return as Honorary Co-Chairs of the 11th Annual Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

CARMEL, Calif., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Best Buddies International,a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is pleased to announce that journalist and activist Maria Shriver and Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom will return as Honorary Co-Chairs of the 11 th AnniversaryBest Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle. More than 1,500 people are expected to participate in The Challenge a charity walk, run and ride to benefit Best Buddies International on September 6. (more...)

Centenary College's Heritage Language Press Announces French Book
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Shreveport, LA (more...)

Jim Stovall Enlightens Readers with WISDOM FOR WINNERS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Shippensburg, PA (more...)

Cloud Apps Continue to Gain Momentum in the Enterprise, But Fundamental Obstacles to Adoption Remain
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

WALTHAM, MA - Cloud apps and services continue to gain traction in North American enterprises with both business users and IT departments, but big obstacles still remain for U.S. businesses according to new research. These challenges include a lack of confidence about service performance and availability, changing roles for IT professionals in organizations that adopt cloud apps and services, and continuing concerns about data security.  (more...)

LendProtect UK Partners with Engaged to Provide Integrated Solution to Short-Term and Installment Lending Market
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

“We transformed our successful Engaged CRM into a platform tailored to resolve unique underwriting problems of short-term and installment lenders,” says Ashley Harris, Managing Director of Engaged CRM. “As the original specialised real-time credit reference agency in the UK, LendProtect proves to be the most robust solution for credit risk data on the underbanked market reported in real-time.” (more...)

Ringlad Theatre to Open 8th Season with ANGELS IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

After a highly successful run of Tony Kushner's Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches, The Ringwald Theatre will open its 8th Season with both parts of this epic play, Millennium Approaches and Perestroika in repertory. (more...)

Witness the Birth of a Brave New World and Meet the 15 Pioneers Building FOX's UTOPIA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Get ready to witness the birth of a brave new world. On the daring unscripted series UTOPIA, 15 pioneering Americans wave goodbye - for an entire year - to the lives they've known, move to a remote location and set out to create a society from scratch. They've got limited supplies, wildly diverse backgrounds and zero bathrooms. (more...)

MRV Earns MEF CE 2.0 Certification for its OptiSwitch High-Density 10GE Pre-Aggregation Platform
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

By creating a single, efficient and internationally-recognized testing process to validate compliance, the MEF certification program streamlines Carrier Ethernet service interoperability among multiple service providers. Additionally, the program helps ensure end-to-end quality-of-service (QoS), accelerate deployment times for new services and simplify wholesale interconnection between carrier networks. The OptiSwitch 9244 platform is widely deployed in these applications and offers the highest capacity among the OptiSwitch family of access and aggregation switches. To conserve space at 1st mile locations, in cabinets and in service provider Point of Presences (POPs), the OptiSwitch 9244 platform is only two rack units high and meets the 10” ETSI standard depth. With 12 ports of GE/10GE and 32 ports of 1GE, it is an ideal solution for a wide range of next-generation services from the growing 4G/LTE mobile backhaul to broadband aggregation to Layer 2, Layer 3 and IP/MPLS VPN business Ethernet services. (more...)

ILTA Marks Debut of CTRL: The Coalition of Technology Resources for Lawyers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

CTRL was formed to create a forum where an open source philosophy is used to incorporate the best ideas in the practice of law through a range of technological innovations. In this open source forum, legal practitioners of all experience levels can collaborate, use, modify and improve upon the ideas proffered by the coalition. This work product will be available for others to improve upon, with the ultimate goal to provide proactive guidance for practitioners who are confronted with the challenge of discerning practical solutions from academic theory. (more...)

Ingenious Med Announces Thrive Challenge to Promote Healthy Lifestyle
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Ingenious Med, provider of the premiere patient encounter platform, unifying communication, coding, revenue and business intelligence into a single solution, recently completed its third annual Thrive Challenge, a 100-day team-centric physical activity program for employees. (more...)

by Mark C. Lloyd - Aug 20, 2014

Buffalo's Bruce A. McCausland is a busy man. (more...)

Matt Bomer, Emma Stone, Zachary Levi & More Accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The ALS ice bucket challenge, which dares people to either donate to the cause or dump a bucket of ice-cold water over their heads, was originally started by the ALS Association in July. (more...)

Granite Raises $200,000 for ALS as Part of Ice Bucket Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Granite CEO Rob Hale, Jr., last week challenged his employees to participate and in turn, pledged $100 to ALS for each staff member that accepted The Challenge. Employees stepped up to the plate, participating in a mass dunking at the company's headquarters on August 18. (more...)

CommVault Introduces New Simpana Solution Sets Including Automated Cloud Data Management
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

OCEANPORT, N.J., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ CommVault (CVLT) today announced new Simpana cloud management capabilities and Simpana Solution Sets designed to transform how companies of all sizes protect, manage and maximize the value of business information amidst a rising tide of data and compliance requirements. (more...)

TAG Heuer Celebrates 2014 TCS New York City Marathon Runners
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ TAG Heuer announced today that the world-leading luxury Swiss watch brand, recognized for its prestigious sports watches, has been named the official timekeeper and timepiece of the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon, for three years, from 2014 to 2016. (more...)

Acolyst | FalconStor Federal Team Proud to Sponsor 2014 Audi Best Buddies Challenge in Washington, D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Acolyst | FalconStor Federal, a leading government data storage and IT solutions group, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 2014 Audi Best Buddies Challenge in Washington D.C. on October 18, 2014. More than 1,500 people are expected to participate in The Challenge a charity walk, run and ride to benefit Best Buddies International, a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. (more...)

Kony Launches MobileFabric to Accelerate Speed of Delivering Great Enterprise Mobile Apps
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

“Unlike traditional enterprise application development, the name of the game in the world of mobile apps is continuous speed to market, agile responsiveness and a compelling user experience,” said Burley Kawasaki, senior vice president of Products, Kony, Inc. “The Challenge that businesses are facing is the level of complexity that comes with enterprise mobile app development. Today our customers have to make difficult choices on which different technology platform to pick that supports their requirements. Kony MobileFabric is the first of its kind to considerably reduce this complexity by delivering an open, standards based, and unified mobile infrastructure platform regardless of their mobile development needs.” (more...)

defi SOLUTIONS and FactorTrust Partner to Bring Lenders Faster Access to Unique Data
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Auto lenders who use defi's system have the capability to control the entire application and funding process through a flexible software-as-a-service platform at an affordable price. Seamless integration with FactorTrust also allows defi lenders to access the most comprehensive underbanked consumer information on the market. This combined with traditional data sources offers defi lenders a competitive advantage when it comes to pricing and underwriting non-prime consumers. (more...)

Nexenta Launches Revolutionary Software-Defined Scale Out Object Storage Solution for OpenStack and Big Data Infrastructures
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Object storage is increasingly taking center stage as a required storage option to support emerging cloud-based and Big Data applications. Breaking with the constraints of legacy enterprise storage, modern object stores are specifically designed to run on extremely low cost shared nothing clusters and present all capacity as one single pool. Key characteristics include scaling to virtually unlimited sizes while remaining easy to manage and highly resilient to device and node failures. IDC forecasts that worldwide revenue for file-based and object-based storage will reach $38 billion by 2017, a 65% increase from the estimated $23 billion revenue in 2013. Even more significantly, IDC forecasts total capacity shipments for file and object storage to reach 173 exabytes by 2017, more than 4 times the capacity shipped in 2013. (more...)

Eng Lian Enterprise Sdn Bhd Selects Yardi Voyager 7S in Malaysia
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

After recently completing an organisational restructuring designed to create a more integrated and efficient structure, Eng Lian sought to obtain a new technology platform with complementary attributes. The company selected Voyager 7S, a browser-agnostic, mobile enabled Software as a Service platform that utilises the latest in cloud service technologies. (more...)

VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; Nominates Mayor Tom Ford
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

ABC late night host Jimmy Kimmel took on the #ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and played it forward by nominating Kerry Washington, Ben Affleck, Mayor Rob Ford and "Matt, Effing, Damon" (more...)

Passware and Oxygen Join to Break into a Variety of Encrypted Mobile Devices and Extract Their Data
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Passware, Inc., a provider of password recovery, decryption, and electronic evidence discovery software for computer forensics, law enforcement organizations, government agencies, and private investigators, today announced Oxygen Forensic Passware Analyst a joint software application for mobile forensic specialists that extracts data from encrypted mobile devices. (more...)

Scoop: THE QUEST on ABC - Thursday, August 28, 2014
by - Aug 19, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE QUEST, airing on ABC on Thursday, August 28, 2014! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Getting INTIMATE with 1812
by Michael T. Mooney - Aug 19, 2014

This year the Philadelphia FringeArts Festival will get INTIMATE. Alan Ayckbourn's INTIMATE EXCHANGES, that is. 1812 Productions returns to the Festival with a daring new production of Ayckbourn's 1982 experiment in tree drama. (more...)

BAD GIRLS CLUB: REDEMPTION to Debut 10/7 on Oxygen; Meet the Girls!
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Nine feisty BGC All-Stars head back to the mansion for 'Bad Girls Club: Redemption,' premiering Tuesday, October 7 at 8PM ET/PT on Oxygen. (more...)

New Book by Dan Schatt, VIRTUAL BANKING, is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014


VIDEO: Lady Gaga, JLo, Bieber, Underwood & More Take on ALS Ice Challenge
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The ALS ice bucket challenge, which dares people to either donate to the cause or dump a bucket of ice-cold water over their heads, was originally started by the ALS Association in July. (more...)

Concept Searching Makes Available Online Information Resource for Office 365 and OneDrive for Business
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Concept Searching, currently the only vendor providing natively integrated enterprise-wide information governance solutions for SharePoint on-premise, Office 365, and OneDrive for Business, is pleased to announce availability of an online resource dedicated to Office 365 and OneDrive for Business technology and business topics. (more...)

Andrew Rannells Accepts Lena Dunham's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 17, 2014

New headliner of HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH on Broadway as well as recognizable stage and screen star Andrew Rannells accepts the ALS ice bucket challenge in a new social media video available to view. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, Paradise in Augustines, August 17th 2014
by Amy Hanson - Aug 17, 2014

A fresh and funny take on the show within a show concept, The Drowsy Chaperone is a delightful treat for anyone with a fondness for showtunes. A love letter to the musical theatre form, it is full of immediately likeable tunes and marvellous jokes that draw on both a pitch-perfect parody of old time musicals and more than a dash of post-modern humour, in a combination that is as much heartwarming as it is hilarious. (more...)

BWW TV: Constantine Maroulis Returns Home to ROCK OF AGES- Watch His First Curtain Call Back!
by Randy Rainbow - Aug 16, 2014

Tony Award nominee and 'American Idol' finalist Constantine Maroulis returned to Rock of Ages as Drew last week and was there to capture his epic return. Maroulis will appear for a limited 12-week engagement through October 26, 2014. The five-time Tony Award nominated musical Rock of Ages - which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary on Broadway, and its spot in the Top 30 Longest-Running Broadway Shows in History - continues to party eight times a week at the Helen Hayes Theatre, 240 West 44th Street. Go inside his first curtain call back at the Helen Hayes below! (more...)

Carnival Cruise Lines Takes On #IceBucketChallenge, Donates $100,000 To ALS Association
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Leave it to Carnival Cruise Lines to take the #IceBucketChallenge to another level! (more...)

Andrew Bernstein Releases 'California Slim: the Music, the Magic, and the Madness'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

San Francisco (more...)

BWW Reviews: Valley Youth Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY Is Brilliant In Every Way
by Herbert Paine - Aug 15, 2014

Think about the combined genius of Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Jerome Robbins and the driving inspiration of William Shakespeare that created West Side Story. Then realize how awesome a dare it is to mount this classic musical, to be true to its artistry, its complexity, and its messages ~ especially for an ensemble of teenage actors. And then, stand up and give a hearty hurrah for the cast of Valley Youth Theatre which has aced The Challenge. Directed by Bobb Cooper, VYT's Producing Artistic Director, the Jets and the Sharks explode onto the stage of the Herberger Theater with verve and muscularity. (more...)

FLOODS to Travel Queensland in September & October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

A unique Australian opera performance inspired by the courage and resilience of those who lived through the devastating floods of 2011 will take to the stage across Queensland this September/October. (more...)

VIDEO: HEDWIG's Andrew Rannells Channels Hugh Jackman on Tonight Show!
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, Jimmy talked to Girls star and Tony nominee Andrew Rannells about his latest Broadway project, taking over the lead role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. (more...)

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