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Archdiocese of Oklahoma City Approves Game Design Classes for Area Private Schools
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Christ of King and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Elementary students have received funding from the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City to invest their students more heavily in STEM education. (more...)

Oceanview Publishing Releases THE DISPOSABLES by David Putnam
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

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Travelzoo Partners with Open Arms to Build Computer Classroom for Malawi Children
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Travelzoo Inc. (TZOO), a global Internet media company, announced it is partnering with Open Arms, a nonprofit organization that provides care for orphaned children in Malawi, to build a computer classroom for the charity's five foster homes. Travelzoo is sending its recycled computer equipment with a small team of Travelzoo staff later this month, to equip the classroom and provide training. (more...)

The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum Presents FAMILY FUN DAY, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum is hosting Family Fun Day Saturday, May 10. The event will celebrate two different yet uniquely connected themes: Chinese heritage and National Train Day. Through special exhibits, programs and events, the museum will showcase how trains and the people of China have long shared a very special place in American history. (more...)

AgeCheq Helps Mobile Ad Networks Comply With Strict New COPPA Child Privacy Rules
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

YORK, Pa., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/  AgeCheq (www.AgeCheq.com), the company helping mobile app and game publishers to comply with The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), today opened its cloud-based compliance service to mobile ad networks and other API providers that are subject to the revised COPPA law.  By creating a free account at https://services.agecheq.com, API providers can dramatically ease their customers' efforts to comply with the newly updated COPPA law. (more...)

Taomee Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

SHANGHAI, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Taomee Holdings Limited (NYSE: TAOM) ('Taomee' or the 'Company'), one of the leading children's entertainment and media companies in China, today announced the appointment of Mr. Sam Lawn as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective April 22, 2014. (more...)

Dale Branter, CEO of CURE International, Appears on BetterWorldians Radio
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

BetterWorldians Radio today announced that Dale Brantner, CEO of CURE International, was a guest on the weekly Internet radio show. BetterWorldians Radio inspires with the people and ideas that are making the world a better place. The show featuring Brantner aired on Thursday, April 17th and is now available via podcast on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel (http://BetterWorldiansRadio.com). (more...)

Love Custom Art Presents Special Deals for Mother's Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Present a special gift to Mom this year that she will never forget with www.lovecustomart.com. (more...)

BWW Previews: FLOWERS IN THE WARDROBE, an Original Work Opens in Kansas City, 5/10
by Steve Wilson - Apr 22, 2014

Whim Productions of Kansas City, Mo. describes their next production as, "Dark, campy classic meets Narnia in Flowers in the Wardrobe." Written by Producing Artistic Director and founder of Whim Productions, Kevin King, this show is the first full-length play by the theatrical company. (more...)

Non-Equity Jeff Awards are Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 128 nominations in 24 categories of Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2013, and March 31, 2014. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract. Jeff judges attended opening nights of 147 productions offered by 65 Non-Equity producing organizations. The judges recommended 66 of those shows, making them eligible for Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations. Thirty theatre companies received nominations. (more...)

The Women's Guild Cedars-Sinai Honors Marilu Henner and Jackie Collins at Their Annual Spring Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Women's Guild Cedars-Sinai will host their annual Spring Luncheon today at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Comedic actress and noted author Annabelle Gurwitch will be the master of ceremonies. Gurwitch is receiving rave reviews on her recently released essay collection, 'I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50.' (more...)

Blanket Theatre to Bring TEA FOR TABITHA to Brighton Fringe Festival, 5/3-9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Blanket Theatre are bringing their fifth show Tea For Tabitha to Brighton Fringe Festival which will be performed for free at The Temple Bar as part of the Laughing Horse free festival line up from May 3rd -9th. (more...)

Yoga Vacations and Retreat Offered in California
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Bringing Family and Yoga practice together during this special time here at the Ashram. Participants will enjoy the peaceful nature, have fun and quality time with your family, while shaping body and mind in the daily Asana classes and spiritual courses. (more...)

Raven Theatre Sets Summer Camps
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

For 2014, Raven Theatre will offer five summer camps providing training in theatre arts for kids age 5 and up, including a special high school intensive camp. Sessions are either one or two-weeks long, held Mondays-Fridays from 9 am to 4 pm, with optional half-day sessions (9 am -12 noon) available for children ages 5 -9 only. Students can choose a focus on either musical theater or general performance techniques. Sessions are tailored for different skill levels, so whether the student is a beginner looking to learn the basics of performance or a more advanced actor looking to hone their skills, Raven's team of professional teaching artists will help the student feel the confidence to contribute and the courage to try something new. Each session culminates in a showcase production for family and friends. (more...)

Tiny Prints and Baby2Baby Launch Partnership and Give Hope to Families in Need
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

“Celebrating the arrival of your baby is such a joyous occasion, and as a new father myself, I am so proud to partner with an organization that betters the lives of babies and their families,” said Greg Hintz, Tiny Prints General Manager. “We're delighted to offer our customers the opportunity to support Baby2Baby with the purchase of their birth announcements. With more than 800 beautiful birth announcement designs to choose from, they can feel wonderful about introducing their little one to friends and family while giving other families hope.” (more...)

Carnival Cruise Lines Introduces New Marine-Themed 'Camp Ocean' Children's Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Carnival Cruise Lines, the leader in family cruising, today unveiled Camp Ocean an exciting, new marine-themed children's program coming to its fleet of 24 "Fun Ships." Set to debut on Carnival Freedom on May 24, the expansive new program will immerse children ages 2-11 in the wonders of the sea through fun, engaging and educational experiences. More than 200 new ocean-inspired activities will range from educational games such as Sea Creature Discovery, Marine Life Trivia, Under the Sea Mad Libs and Ocean Artifacts Memory Tray to creative arts opportunities such as Design Your Own Aquarium, Make Your Own Sailboat, Sea Salt Art, and Create a Penguin from Oreos. (more...)

Malcolm Gladwell and Adam Gopnik Speak at Long Wharf Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre is holding a 'Creative Conversation,' featuring New Yorker writers Malcolm Gladwell and Adam Gopnik tonight, April 17 at 7 pm on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. (more...)

Shadow Box Theatre's THE EARTH & ME Begins 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

On May 7th 2014 The Shadow Box Theatre kicks off its spring tour of the environmentally aware tale, The Earth & Me, a flowing tapestry of song, dance, puppetry and music. This timely story of a curious child and her questions about how the planet came to be are answered by the Earth in poetic form, telling the wondrous and sometimes destructive tale of the history of the Earth and its creatures. Through each mesmerizing act of the story we are shown that every creature, person, and bit of the Earth is connected to the other and thus the need for peace. As this awe inspiring story comes to an end, the Earth joins hand in hand with the child as they reach out to people of all nations, to honor and protect the Earth. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse Presents THE FANTASTICKS, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Flat Rock Playhouse presents the world's longest running musical in the history of musicals, The Fantasticks, from today, April 17 - May 11 at The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown. Part of its 'Season of Laughter and Love' presented by The Cliffs, the Playhouse is pleased to offer this installment of love, with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones, loosely based on the play 'The Romancers' by Edmond Rostand. (more...)

Quirk Healthcare Donates Services To CDTC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Ben Quirk and Quirk Healthcare donated over 800 hours of customization work to The Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center's new Electronic Health Records system that launched on Monday, April 7, 2014. The customization work will allow the care management piece, essential to the services provided by CDTC, to be relevant with the new system. (more...)

John Hancock Brings Boston Marathon Defending Women's Champion, Past Champions and Kenyan Elites to Pre-Marathon Rally
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

HOPKINTON, Mass., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ John Hancock today brought the Boston Marathon defending women's champion Rita Jeptoo, two past champions, and other elite Kenyan athletes, to a pre-marathon rally with nearly 600 students from Hopkinton's Elmwood Elementary School. (more...)

Hazel R. Espinar to Celebrate Book THE LAST BIOME at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Hazel R. Espinar, Chicago lawyer, is the author of 'The Last Biome,' which is the first in a series of five books designed to educate, entertain and engage middle school children about the importance of conservation and the environment. (more...)

The National Gallery Victoria Presents PASTELLO: DRAW ACT, 5/10-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The art of drawing will be turned on its head this May when the National Gallery of Victoria's Children's Gallery is given over to the creative and absurdist talents of Melbourne-based Italian design duo Erika Zorzi and Matteo Sangalli of Mathery Studio. Creating dedicated spaces that subvert the act of drawing, children will be invited to upend themselves, draw with crayon embellished shoes, use cutlery to leave their marks on tables and wear a crayon-clad helmet and let their heads do the drawing. (more...)

Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with a special run of Love, Loss, and What I Wore -- a witty and wise celebration of womanhood adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron, creators of such hits as 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle,' 'You've Got Mail,' 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and 'Silkwood.' (more...)

Stewart Francis Kicks Off Biggest UK Tour Yet with PUN GENT! Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Stewart Francis, the star of Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow and Live At The Apollo embarks on a brand new stand-up tour, starting in Spring 2015, with his fantastic, hilarious new show Pun Gent! (more...)

SLEEPING BEAUTY DREAMS Set for Harris Center, 5/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Once upon a time, there was a puppet company in Mexico that wanted to tell the timeless tale of Sleeping Beauty in a new way. No witches...no spinning wheels...but with the same king and queen who simply wanted to keep their daughter safe from danger. See what happens when an adventurous princess and the handsome boy next door set out on their separate quests as Harris Center for the Arts presents Marionetas de la Esquina Sleeping Beauty Dreams. (more...)

Michael Learned Joins Cast of Rubicon's LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Four-time Emmy Award-winner Michael Learned had just been added to the rotating cast of Love, Loss and What I Wore (Love, Loss) which opens at Rubicon Theatre on April 16 and continues for a 5-week run through May 18. (more...)

Groundwork Music Project to Present 2nd Annual We Write It We Play It Concert, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Groundwork Music Project has announced the 2nd Annual We Write It We Play It Concert. This event will feature songs written and performed by elementary students at Blackshear and Maplewood Elementary Schools, and co-performed with the Groundwork Music Orchestra. (more...)

Bricks 4 Kidz Garners High Ranking on Top New Franchise List by Entrepreneur Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Creative Learning Corporation (OTCBB:CLCN) owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz®, and Challenge Island®, makes the prestigious list of Entrepreneur Magazine's Top New Franchises, ranking #2 in the March issue. A second accolade in as many months for the highly popular children's education program; setting the gold standard for enrichment franchises globally. “We are thrilled with this Top New Franchise award. Making the list is prodigious enough, but ranking as highly as we did is clearly a reflection of our incredible growth and dedication within The Children's enrichment franchise industry,” said Dan O'Donnell, Creative Learning Corporation COO. (more...)

FST Announces 2014 Young Playwrights Festival Winners; Ceremony Set for 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The plays are here! Florida Studio Theatre's 2014 Young Playwrights Festival has begun. Plays from over 3,000 playwrights were received from all over Florida and across the globe. FST is proud to announce that the winning plays of the Under Six and Seven Up programs have been selected. The winning playwrights will be honored on Saturday, May 10th at the Young Playwrights Festival awards ceremony. (more...)

Production Company to Present THE BLUE MOON DANCING Reading, 4/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Production Company's Managing Director of the 2014 Reading Series, Dean Farell Bruggeman, and Artistic Directors August Viverito and T L Kolman proudly announce the third selection for the company's new-play-reading series with Ed Graczyk's beautiful The Blue Moon Dancing, directed by David Youse. The reading takes place at our new studio space, dubbed The Production Company Workspace, at 14731 Oxnard St., Van Nuys, CA 91411, on Sunday, April 27 @ 7 pm, and Monday, April 28 @ 8 PM. Admission is complimentary. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TOM'S MIDNIGHT GARDEN, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, April 15 2014
by Jenny Antill - Apr 16, 2014

The Birmingham Stage Company is held in fond regard by families across the country for their high standard of productions suitable for all ages. Their latest show, nearing the conclusion of its national tour, is Tom's Midnight Garden which I had the pleasure of seeing at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry last night. (more...)

'Behind the Smile: Orphaned by Hitler's Madness' to Be Featured in Book Fair
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

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Utah Opera Hosts 13th Annual Children's Opera Showcase Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Utah Opera will give local elementary school students a chance to take the spotlight to perform original operas in a professional theatre. The thirteenth annual Children's Opera Showcase will take place Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 6:30 PM in the Jeanné Wagner Theatre located in the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 West 300 South). (more...)

Megan Hilty Set to Headline Alliance Theatre's A TONY EVENING on 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Atlanta's nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre will host its 6th annual A Tony Evening at the W Hotel - Midtown on May 10, 2014. The star-studded party of the year benefits the Alliance Theatre's programs for youth and families, connecting the arts to children both young and young at heart. (more...)

The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing Announces the Participation of Smile Asia Week in May to Support Operation Smile
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing has announced the participation of Smile Asia Week from May 5 - 11, 2014 to sell specially-created cakes to raise funds for Operation Smile, an international children's medical charity which helps give children worldwide with cleft lips or palates a reason to smile again. (more...)

CTC's THE UGLY DUCKLING Set for Harris Center, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

In an adaptation of the classic Hans Christian Anderson fairytale, an Ugly Duckling discovers that as he passes through the awkwardness of youth to the grace of maturity he becomes a handsome swan. The nationally-recognized California Theatre Center returns to Harris Center for its fourth and final performances of beloved children's tales this season. (more...)

Alhambra Theatre & Dining to Welcome Barbara Eden in SOCIAL SECURITY, 5/7-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

On May 7, Barbara Eden will take her magic to the longest running professional dinner theater in the country when the Alhambra Theatre & Dining opens Social Security, a comedy that was originally directed on Broadway by Mike Nichols. Social Security is presented by WEJZ-FM (more...)

Opera Australia & John Frost's THE KING AND I Opens 19 April at QPAC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

It will be a right royal Easter and beyond in Brisbane as The King and I presented by Opera Australia and John Frost opens as a glittering national premiere at the Queensland Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on Saturday 19 April 2014. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Dorothy James and Perry Kroeger, KNUFFLE BUNNY at the Growing Stage
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 15, 2014

'Knuffle Bunny,' a perfect spring show for the entire family will be performed at The Growing Stage from April 19th through May 18th. Broadwayworld.com had an opportunity to interview puppeteer and actress, Dorothy James and Artist in Residence, Perry Kroeger about the show. (more...)

Thierry Lhermitte and Patrick Timsit Set for US Premiere of ADDRESS UNKNOWN at FIAF, 4/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, is thrilled to welcome French film and theater icons Thierry Lhermitte (The French Minister, The Dinner Game) and Patrick Timsit (Pedale douce) for the U.S. Premiere of Address Unknown (Inconnu a cette adresse). Adapted for the stage by Michele Levy-Bram and directed by Delphine de Malherbe, Address Unknown will be presented on Wednesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 24 at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall. (more...)

DINOSAUR ROAR! to Tour Theatres, Museums Across UK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Nurture Rights, the kids entertainment company set up by Peter Curtis and Nick Barrington last year has today announced a multi year deal with the Birmingham Stage Company to produce a stage production of the classic picture book, Dinosaur Roar!. (more...)

Telly Leung, Hannah Elless and More Set for 'WE'LL TAKE MANHATTAN' Benefit to Support Operation Smile, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

For one night only producer Caleb Ryan and friends are reviving the timeless music of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart to raise money for Operation Smile as part of a new Broadway charitable initiative 'A Broadway Smile' (more...)

Metropolitan Ballet Academy Student Dancers Score Honors at Youth America Grand Prix 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Metropolitan Ballet Academy (MBA) student dancers from the Philadelphia region garnered significant honors in the 2014 Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), the world's largest international student ballet scholarship competition. Young dancers from the Jenkintown-based pre-professional ballet studio captured top awards at the Regional Semi-Finals held this winter in Philadelphia, PA and Providence, RI. (more...)

Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes to Star in Opera Australia's THE KING AND I from Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini and leading Australian theatre producer John Frost today announced the principal cast for Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic Broadway musical The King and I. Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes will co-star in the Tony Award-winning Australian production, which is being revived next year by the Gordon Frost Organisation and Opera Australia. (more...)

HBO Debuts ONE LAST HUG: THREE DAYS AT GRIEF CAMP Tonight
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

ONE LAST HUG: THREE DAYS AT GRIEF CAMP highlights the work of professional counselors and volunteers at Camp Erin. (more...)

VIDEO: Dermot Mulroney Chats New Series CRISIS on 'The Talk'
by - Apr 14, 2014

Dernot Mulroney stopped by THE TALK to discuss his new drama series CRISIS, which airs Sundays on NBC (10-11 p.m. ET). Check out the appearance below! (more...)

New Drama HONOR BOUND to Begin Previews 4/18 at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Albert J. Repicci's new drama Honor Bound begins previews this Friday, April 18th at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th Street, west of 8th Avenue in NYC, and opens on Wednesday, May 14th at 8 PM. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Seattle (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Chicago (more...)

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