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Nike Presents a Timeline of Mercurial Boots
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

In 1996, Nike partnered with the world's most decorated international side, the Brasilian National Team. It was time to create a boot worthy of their caliber of play. Ronaldo, the squad's young striker, was chosen as the muse. On the pitch, he was patient-stalking, waiting for the right moment. Then, when opportunity arose, he'd strike, accelerating to the ball with velocity that the game had never seen before. With the goal in his sights, Ronaldo would change in nature. He was, in short, mercurial. (more...)

Meat Loaf & Jim Steinman BAT OUT OF HELL Follow-Up Album Announced, BRAVER THAN WE ARE
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 30, 2014

Internationally adored rock icon Meat Loaf is set to team up once again with legendary Grammy Award-winning epic music visonary Jim Steinman on a new album titled BRAVER THAN WE ARE it was officially announced earlier today. (more...)

Dresner Advisory Services Issues First Edition Business Intelligence Competency Center Market Study
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

NASHUA, NH - Dresner Advisory Services today launched a new report looking at the role and effectiveness of the Business Intelligence Competency Center (BICC), a group within an organization charged with defining, delivering, documenting, and promoting best-practice business intelligence (BI) solutions.  (more...)

BWW Interviews: Steven van Wyk on Making Broadway Songs 'BEARABLE' at the National Arts Festival this July
by David Fick - Jun 30, 2014

In between preparations for the National Arts Festival, BWW sat down with Steven van Wyk to chat about the musical theatre comedy cabaret, BEARABLE BROADWAY. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Look at Berkeley Playhouse's SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Berkeley Playhouse will close their sixth season with the popular, Tony Award-winning SHREK THE MUSICAL, directed and choreographed by Matthew McCoy. Running from June 19 to August 3, 2014 at the Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Ave. in Berkeley. Tickets ($17-$60) are now available at www.berkeleyplayhouse.org or by phone at (510) 845-8542 x351. (more...)

Renowned Muralist John Baden Presents Pride Week Art Installation in San Francisco's Hayes Valley
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Muralist John Baden, resident artist at The Gate of San Leandro, California, offers personal insight on what it means to be normal in America with an upcoming art installation during Pride Week in the heart of San Francisco. (more...)

No Time for Mid-Winter Blues at Melbourne Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Melbourne Theatre Company's 2014 Season is now in full flight, leaving no time formid-winter blues, said Artistic Director Brett Sheehy AO today. (more...)

Ebuzzing Opens Up Premium Mobile Video Inventory With inRead Mobile
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

NEW YORK, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Ebuzzing announced today the launch of inRead Mobile, following the success of its inRead desktop advertising format. (more...)

Fliptop Launches Predictive Lead Scoring Application on Salesforce1 AppExchange
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Fliptop has released its cloud-based predictive lead scoring application on the Salesforce1 AppExchange, enabling B2B companies to use data science instead of 'gut feel' to prioritize leads and accounts. Fliptop analyzes thousands of internal and external data points, and uses cutting-edge machine learning techniques to help companies increase lead conversion rates and revenue. Fliptop is currently available on the AppExchange at www.appexchange.com. (more...)

Las Vegas Stand Up Comedy Class Begin July 20th with Award Winning Comedian Don Barnhart
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Don Barnhart will offer another series of Stand Up Comedy Classes beginning July 20th in Las Vegas, NV. The Award winning comedian, and author of the upcoming book, Comedy 101 - The Art, Science and Business of Stand Up Comedy". (more...)

MSA and Reed Smith Named 2014 'ACC Value Champions' by the Association of Corporate Counsel
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

PITTSBURGH, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) has named the Law Department of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) as a 2014 ACC Value Champion. MSA's Law Department was recognized for its innovative legal management practices to improve efficiency, reduce legal expense and achieve better legal outcomes. (more...)

VIDEO: Matt Damon & Ben Affleck in Promo for HBO's PROJECT GREENLIGHT
by Movies News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Project Greenlight is back, and this time, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are searching for the next great director. (more...)

Meredith To Launch Parents Latina Magazine In Spring 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

NEW YORK, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP; www.meredith.com) announced today it will launch Parents Latina, a new English-language magazine focused on serving U.S. Hispanic millennial mothers, one of the fastest-growing demographics in the United States. (more...)

Drew Gasparini, Alysha Umphress, Caitlin Kinnunen and More Star in LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE: A ROCK OPERA Tonight at The Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE: A ROCK OPERA, starring Drew Gasparini (John Lennon Songwriting Award), Alysha Umphress (American Idiot) and Caitlin Kinnunen (Bridges of Madison County) will make its world premiere tonight to a sold out audience at The Cutting Room. The concert will also star Randy Blair (Fat Camp) and Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera) with Nate Begle (John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean), Aymee Garcia (Shrek, Avenue Q), Maddy Jarmon (), Dan Kohler (Flashdance), Brendan Malafronte (John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean), Anthea Neri (NAA's Oliver), Azudi Onyejekwe (Violet), and Kate Steinberg. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CHARLOTTE SQUAWKSX: TEN CAROLINA COMMANDMENTS
by Linda Ann Watt - Jun 23, 2014

If you haven't gotten to see this show poke fun at Charlotte, it's not too late to buy a ticket and laugh. (more...)

Marshall Gass Releases First Book of Trilogy
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

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LE NOIR, the Dark Side of Cirque, Comes to QPAC, Aug 1-17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

This August you are invited to enter the captivating world of Le Noir! A truly unique and electrifying theatrical experience, Le Noir features 20 of the greatest circus performers on the planet, all of whom are award winning athletes and many stars of previous Cirque Du Soleil shows. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Stunning, Moving ENTER OPHELIA, DISTRACTED, from Taffety Punk
by Andrew White - Jun 23, 2014

A fascinating blend of dance, monologue, dialogue, lights, sound effects and live music, 'Enter Ophelia, distracted' gives you a piercingly perceptive look into the psyche of a young girl fated to lose first the love of her life, then her father, her mind, and then her life. Ophelia's fictional fate resonates strongly with women to this day, and Kim Gilbert-with the help of Choreographer Erin F. Mitchell-has plumbed her depths in ways that are intensely personal and unforgettable. The intimate confines of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop fairly burst with the passions unleashed in this piece. (more...)

VELDT Inc. Releases the 'VELDT SERENDIPITY' Smartwatch, Designed to Rebalance Our Smartphone-Centric Way of Living
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

"VELDT SERENDIPITY" is uniquely designed with a look of a time-honored analog watch, combined with LED lights that intuitively provide information in sync with the owner's smartphone. By providing information such as incoming messages, schedules and weather forecasts on the watch in the most intuitive manner, the owner can quickly determine what action to take next, without taking the time to reach for the smartphone and stare into the display. "VELDT SERENDIPITY" will help to free up the time consumed looking down into your smartphone. Various online services are due to become accessible by simply pressing the buttons of the watch on your wrist, instead of taking out the smartphone. (more...)

FringeArts Announces 2014 Fringe Festival Programming
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Tickets are on sale now for "Presented" shows in the 2014 Fringe Festival presented by FringeArts, bringing the world's most daring and innovative performers to Philadelphia stages for the 18th year in a row from September 5-21. The 2014 Fringe Festival is supported by Presenting Sponsor PNC, through the PNC Arts Alive initiative. The Lincoln Motor Company is the Official Automotive Sponsor of the Festival. (more...)

Aldebaran's First Atelier Opened up its Doors in Paris on July 1st 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

PARIS, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

Phamaly Theatre Company's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Phamaly Theatre Company reprises 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' in celebration of the company's 25th Anniversary, July 10 - August 10 at the Space Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. (more...)

Sports Gaming Company Launches Daily Fantasy Site
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

NEW YORK, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ After the success of their fantasy app last NFL season, RotoPop is proud to announce the launch of their new daily fantasy website. Unveiling during the MLB All-Star break, www.rotopop.com will have a fresh and unique twist to the daily world. Their cash games will be based on single pro events and will be offering multiple types of contests. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Erudite Jon Weber Dazzles on the Keyboard While Exploring the Evolution of Piano Jazz at the Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Hanks - Jul 8, 2014

Musical Director and pianist extraordinaire Jon Weber can play every imaginable musical style and for a wide variety of cabaret and concert singers, but this superlative keyboardist is really a jazz man at heart. Weber knows that the intricacies of certain music languages-whether classical or jazz-can be frustratingly elusive, so he's made it his mission to educate the masses, or in this case a few hundred people who after this Tuesday night at 7 pm will have attended one of his four entertaining classroom sessions at the Metropolitan Room, called 'From Joplin to Jarrett: 115 Years of Piano Jazz.' And when some of the students in the audience are among the most accomplished instrumentalists in New York, you realize that your teacher is a virtuoso. (more...)

BWW Reviews: RETURN OF THE ANCESTORS Falters Rather than Flies at the National Arts Festival
by David Fick - Jul 8, 2014

Protest theatre should burn fiercely in the darkness that surrounds it; RETURN OF THE ANCESTORS only flickers enough for us to make out what we have already seen. (more...)

AnMed Health Installs 15 DRX Imaging Systems over Five Years; Radiology Manager Says Systems Have "Outperformed Expectations"
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

“Carestream was ahead of the curve when they introduced The Concept of the DRX detector and they have stayed at the forefront of technology by continuing to introduce new systems, new detectors and new software for the DRX family,” said Cathy Atkins, RT (M), Radiology Manager for AnMed Health. “At first we thought the capabilities were too good to be true, but I am happy to report the DRX systems have outperformed our expectations.” (more...)

Hughes Europe Selected by Smiggle in its UK Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

GERMANTOWN, Md., July 8,2014 /PRNewswire/ Smiggle, a fast-growing Australian stationery brand, announced today that it has selected Hughes Europe to provide its market-leading HughesON managed network services to all Smiggle's UK stores. The comprehensive solution comprises business broadband DSL, including voice services, connecting Smiggle stores to the company's stocking and distribution infrastructure and with secure, round-the-clock connectivity to the company's headquarters in Australia. Back-up 3G routing technology ensures that in the event of a temporary service interruption, the connection will be maintained by seamless switchover to wireless networks. (more...)

BETWINE Is a New Way for Friends and Family to Stay in Close Contact
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

WILMINGTON, Del., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ It's hard to stay in touch with all the important people in your life. (more...)

Fit Food Finds: FARMBOX DIRECT - Healthy, Organic Items Delivered
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 8, 2014

Farmbox Direct delivers 100% certified organic, healthy food items directly to your door. This service has no sign up charges or additional fees. Products are wonderfully selected and ordering is easy. (more...)

Mad Cat Theatre Announces 2014 Nine Lives Scholarship Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Mad Cat Theatre Company has announced its third annual Nine Lives Scholarship Awards to Cheyenne Nicole Hardy (Outstanding High School Senior) and Kayla Bussel (Outstanding College Senior). (more...)

Infotrieve Spearheads Text Mining Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Andrew Clark, Head of Global Information & Competitive Intelligence Services of UCB commented on the initiative: “Text mining is about structuring the unstructured to help researchers derive further insight from published information. In the workflow it is critical that the information is available in the right format and accessible in an aggregated and copyright compliant manner. Working closely with Infotrieve and some of our main publishers gave us an opportunity to understand some of the common challenges that researchers face and evolve a solution. The Concept of text mining whilst growing in popularity is still relatively new and there is much education and learning to be done to get everyone in the right place. The future is exciting though and great progress is being made.” (more...)

BWW Interview: Ryan Steele Talks His Summer in Poughkeepsie with IN YOUR ARMS, Reuniting with Christopher Gattelli & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 6, 2014

Earlier this week, Steele took a break from rehearsals to chat with Broadwayworld about the new production, reuniting with his NEWSIES choreographer Christopher Gattelli, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: Mid-Year Cabaret Review--Best (and Favorite) 20 Shows and Performances (So Far) for 2014
by Stephen Hanks - Jul 5, 2014

Since I attended more than 50 shows over the past eight months (a few more than once)--the large majority of which were reviewed on these web pages—I felt I had more than enough cabaret show inventory to present my second-annual “Mid-Year Cabaret Review” citing the “20 Best Cabaret Shows and Performances” for the first half of 2014. Since the eligibility period for 2014 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Award consideration begins with shows staged since last November (late October if it was the first of a run), I've included a few of those late 2013 shows in this group. And with the announcement of the BWW Award nominees just four months away, I've offered some projections on the Award categories for which these shows very well might receive consideration. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Randy Newman's FAUST More Concert Than Musical Theatre
by Michael Dale - Jul 5, 2014

Randy Newman's take on Goethe's opera is an enjoyable collection of songs with little dramatic context. (more...)

Amazing Acrobats Show Continues at New Shanghai Theatre Under New Management
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

The New Shanghai Theatre, home to the Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai announces new theatre and show management. It's the same beautiful and artistic troupe at one of Branson's most unique theatres, now with new operations staff. New Century Entertainment, Inc. has been and continues to be the corporate owner of the show performing and the New Shanghai Theatre. In mid-May a leadership change occurred, with long-time partner in New Century Entertainment, Mr. Ziqian Tan taking on the role of principal partner and manager of the show performing at the New Shanghai Theatre. (more...)

Regen Projects Presents Scott McFarland, 7/11-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Regen Projects is pleased to present Simultaneous Contrasts, an exhibition of recent work by Canadian artist Scott McFarland. The exhibition will debut a new work that pairs a still image as a lightbox with a durational photograph video. Also on view will be the two series Hamptons and New Orleans Pictures, which build upon and upend the tradition of documentary street photography. This is the artist's fourth solo presentation at the gallery. (more...)

GIRL MEETS WORLD Creator & Disney Channel Executive Discuss New Series
by TV News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Michael Jacobs, creator of the 90s hit series Boy Meets World, speaks candidly with AfterBuzz TV hosts Kristen Snyder and Lee Epstein about the process of creating the much-anticipated sequel Girl Meets World. (more...)

Verboten Announces July 2014 Music Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

July 3 Bespoke: Matthew Dekay / Bedouin / Scarlett Ettienne / John Dill Following Matthew Dekay's first official release on One Star Recordings in 2001, his tracks began receiving support from the likes of Danny Howells, Sasha and Deep Dish. He uses his training in classical music as well as his strong fixation for synthesizers to ensure his music stands out. (more...)

BWW Reviews: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Should Delight Beck Audiences, But...
by Roy Berko - Jul 14, 2014

On a November Saturday afternoon in 2007, I anxiously entered the Hilton Theatre in New York. I love exaggerated, well-conceived and performed farce. I was going to see 'Young Frankenstein' by the king of farce and parody, Mel Brooks. Yes, 'Young Frankenstein,' officially known as 'The New Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein,' was the Broadway follow-up to 'The Producers,' by the comedy madman and his writing sidekick, Thomas Meehan. (more...)

e-Integrate announces an enhanced Global Error Handling solution for monitoring transactional data for Investment Banking applications
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

TAMPA, Fla., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ e-Integrate announces a newenhanced Integration Acceleration Platform for the Investment Bankingindustry. Thethe team set out to implement a platform that enabled all integrations to operate from the same single code base,leveraging e-Integrate's eCommand 360 monitoring technology and eAccelerators for IBM. (more...)

Russian Mobile Retail Consumers Make a Beeline for Cellebrite Touch
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

PETAH TIKVAH, Israel, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Cellebrite, the leader in delivering data and diagnostics solutions for the mobile value chain, has announced that VimpelCom Ltd., a global provider of telecommunication services has launched the 'Smartbox' Cellebrite's unique Touch platform providing Transfer, Backup and Restore solutions in its chain of Beeline stores in Russia. (more...)

Shapiro Sisters' LIVE OUT LOUD Live 54 Below Album Gets 9/9 Release
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

The Shapiro Sisters announced today that their debut album Live Out Loud: Live at 54 BELOW will be released on September 9th, 2014. The Shapiro Sisters, 11-year old Milly Shapiro (Matilda, Original Broadway Cast of Matilda The Musical) and older sister, 14-year-old Abigail Shapiro (Cindy Lou Who, How The Grinch Stole Christmas), recorded the album live at the famed 54 BELOW over a series of three performances this past May and June. (more...)

Works from an English Country Home, Islamic Art and More Set for Frist Center's 2015 Exhibitions
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts' 2015 lineup of exhibitions will bring treasures from around the world spanning the eighth century to the present to Nashville. The Ingram Gallery will undergo multiple transformations to showcase Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House, an exquisite collection of paintings, sculptures and decorative arts from Sir Robert Walpole's 18th-century Norfolk home; Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945, a comprehensive look at the Italian fashion industry from the end of World War II to today; and Ink, Silk, and Gold: Islamic Art from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, which features Islamic art ranging from the eighth to the 21st centuries and from Spain to Indonesia. (more...)

bergenPAC to Welcome The Moody Blues, 8/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents The Moody Blues Tuesday, August 12th 2014 at 8PM. Be sure to reserve tickets to see the band that has been rocking the world with its brand of progressive rock hits for over 30 years at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

Esmé Patterson & Paleo Set to Embark on the Untold Gold Tour in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

'Paper Bird's Esmé Patterson flies solo,' mused Denver's Westword in Summer of 2012. Since that time this fierce and brilliant songwriter's altitude and velocity has only increased. (more...)

Review Roundup: RICHARD III at Trafalgar Transformed
by Review Roundups - Jul 10, 2014

Gina McKee (Di & Viv & Rose, King Lear, Ivanov, Our Friends In The North, Notting Hill) plays Queen Elizabeth, alongside the previously announced Martin Freeman (Clybourne Park, The Hobbit, Sherlock, Fargo) as Richard III in Jamie Lloyd's first production of his second season at Trafalgar Transformed, Richard III, which had a press night on 8 July. The production runs through 27 September. (more...)

Natalia Zukerman to Release New Album 'Come Thief, Come Fire' on 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Natalia Zukerman returns with her sixth studio album Come Thief, Come Fire, out September 16th on Talisman Records. The follow up to 2011's Gas Station Roses, which No Depression called 'a rare treat,' Zukerman's latest offering expands on her craft, while seeing her expand into new sonic territories, and all the while delivering her most immediate, heartfelt and compelling release to date. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 'S GERSHWIN Features Outstanding Cast and Choreography but Lacks Concept
by Jeff Davis - Jul 1, 2014

There's no doubt that George Gershwin has made a lasting impact on musical theatre. Without him, the world wouldn't have songs like 'I Got Rhythm,' or shows like Porgy and Bess. And of course, the vast and illustrious songbook of Gershwin tunes has inspired many a jukebox musical or revue. (more...)

Popular Running App Goes Up For Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

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Frontier Communications Partners with Zipwhip to Become the First Tier One Operator to Text Enable their Landline Numbers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

With Frontier Texting, Frontier customers can text, or receive a text from, a business' existing landline or toll free number. The message is then pushed at the same time to the business' Internet-connected devices, such as a laptop, desktop, smartphone, or tablet. A business user can then reply back from whatever device they're on using a Frontier Texting app powered by Zipwhip. (more...)

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