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RE-DESIGNING WOMEN to Open 5/16 at Island ETC
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Island ETC is pleased to present as its final offering of the eleventh Laugh Out Loud season RE-DESIGNING WOMEN, a new play by Jamie Morris, creator of The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode, Mommie Queerest, and Silence of the Clams. This unauthorized parody of the popular 1980's sitcom opens on Friday, May 16th and runs through Saturday, June 7th at ETC, 2317 Mechanic Street, Galveston. (more...)

Oxygen Adds Five New Projects to Programming Slate
by TV News Desk - May 7, 2014

Continuing its commitment to increase original programming on the heels of recently greenlighting seven new series as part of the network's rebrand, Oxygen Media announced today five new projects in development. (more...)

HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED, DETROIT '67 and More Set for True Colors Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Artistic Director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company have announced the 2014-2015 season, opening in October with August Wilson's personal story How I Learned What I Learned co-conceived and directed by longtime Wilson collaborator Todd Kreidler. Following How I Learned What I Learned, True Colors will produce the 2014 Kennedy Award Winner for Drama, Dominique Morisseau's Detroit '67 directed by Hi-ARTS Artistic Director Kamilah Forbes, opening in February and running through March 2015. The season will close in July with Kevin Ramsey's Chasin' dem Blues a musical about the history of Paramount Records. (more...)

Soho Crime to Release GHOST MONTH by Ed Lin, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

It's Ghost Month (or August) in Taiwan—a time to commemorate the dead: burn incense, visit shrines, honor ancestors, and avoid bodies of water—but all Jing-nan can think about is how he ended up here, a dumpling vendor in Taipei's night market. He rues the day five years ago when he left UCLA to return home to his dying father in Taipei and tend to The Family Business. After his father's death, he renamed the stand “Unknown Pleasures” (after the Joy Division album) and settled into a life he never wanted. (more...)

RE-DESIGNING WOMEN Opens Today at Island ETC
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Island ETC is pleased to present as its final offering of the eleventh Laugh Out Loud season RE-DESIGNING WOMEN, a new play by Jamie Morris, creator of The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode, Mommie Queerest, and Silence of the Clams. This unauthorized parody of the popular 1980's sitcom opens tonight, May 16th and runs through Saturday, June 7th at ETC, 2317 Mechanic Street, Galveston. (more...)

A&E's Hit Original Series DUCK DYNASTTY Returns for Season 6, 6/11
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2014

A&E Network kicks off the summer with its #1 original series, “Duck Dynasty,” following the Robertson family as they approach business and life as only they can. Season 6 premieres Wednesday, June 11 at 10PM ET/PT. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Elephant Theatre Plays Out UNORGANIZED CRIME
by Don Grigware - May 13, 2014

Unorganized Crime/by Kenny D'Aquila/directed by David Fofi/Elephant Theatre/through May 31 (more...)

Preeya Kalidas, Sudha Bhuchar, Neil D'Souza & More to Star in Birmingham Repertory Theatre's KHANDAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

The cast has been announced for Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's new play, Khandan (Family) at Birmingham Repertory Theatre (22 May to 7 June) and Royal Court Theatre (11 - 28 June). The cast includes , Rez Kempton and Zita Sattar. (more...)

FACTS OF LIFE's Lisa Whelchel & Kim Fields to Reunite for Hallmark's FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE
by TV News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

Lisa Whelchel reunites with 'Facts of Life' co-star Kim Fields in 'For Better Or For Worse,' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere Fall 2014. The film, which is an adaptation of the bestselling novel For Better Or For Worse by Diann Hunt, has begun production in Vancouver, Canada. Antonio Cupo ('Hats Off To Christmas!') co-stars alongside Whelchel and Fields in this heartwarming romantic comedy about a woman who learns that perhaps there is such a thing as second chances when facing the pleasures and pains of love. (more...)

Andie MacDowell-led CEDAR COVE Part of Hallmark Channel & Hallmark Movie Channel's 2014 Summer Preview
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Hallmark Channel & Hallmark Movie Channel present the 2014 Summer Preview (more...)

RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN; TALLEY'S FOLLEY; DETROIT & More Set for Aurora Theatre Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The regular season will be staged August 2014 through July 2015 at the intimate Aurora Theatre in the downtown Berkeley arts district. For single tickets ($32-$60) or subscriptions ($155-$305), the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. Subscriptions on sale March 27. Single tickets on sale for subscribers July 29 and on sale August 5 to the general public. (more...)

Modell's Sporting Goods to Improve Employee Selection With Infor
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

NEW YORK, NY - Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced that Modell's Sporting Goods, America's oldest, family-owned and operated retailer of sporting goods, has selected Infor PeopleAnswers Talent Science to improve employee selection, development, and succession planning for its chain of over 150 stores throughout the Northeast. Available via the cloud, Infor PeopleAnswers Talent Science uses science, technology, and analytics to predictively link behavioral data to real business outcomes, helping companies improve business performance, reduce turnover, and optimize the HR process. (more...)

FAST COMPANY Opens Tonight at Ensemble Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Carla Ching's comedy Fast Company, about a family of Asian American con artists on the trail of a million-dollar comic book, opens tonight (March 17) at 7:00pm for its New York premiere at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street. (more...)

Intelligent Mobile Support Customer Presents Axon at ACCA Conference Noted HVACR Contractor Cites Profitability Impact of Mobile Solution
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

SOLON, Ohio, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Within weeks of its launch, Intelligent Mobile Support's (www.imobilesupport.com) mobile solution, Axon, is receiving praise from users. One of the nation's most respected distributors, Gustave A. Larson Company (www.galarson.com), recently adopted the new technology, citing Axon's positive influence on new-customer recruitment and building loyalty with established contractors such as Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning (www.shavitz.com). (more...)

Hallmark Channel Sets 2014 Original Movie Schedule
by TV News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Continuing as the nation's #1 destination for exceptional family entertainment, Hallmark Channel unveils its 2014 Original Movie programming slate, which will include 15 Original Movie World Premieres in Q2-Q4. Hallmark Channel, consistently ranked #1 for quality family-friendly programming, is positioned to continue expanding its original programming and maintain its status as a cable leader with its highly rated Original Movies that over 86 million subscribers have come to expect and love. (more...)

Mirror Stage to Present DETROIT '67, 4/5-6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Mirror Stage will close its Feed Your Mind season with the Northwest premiere of Detroit '67 by Dominique Morisseau on April 5 & 6, 2014 at the Ethnic Cultural Theatre in Seattle's University District. Detroit '67 was recently awarded the Edward M. Kennedy Prize, which honors a new play or musical that explores the nation's past and deals with 'great issues of our day.' According to the unanimous jury, Detroit '67 'explores an explosive and decisive moment in a great American city' and has 'compelling characters struggle with racial tension and economic instability.' Directed by Suzanne M. Cohen, Mirror Stage's Feed Your Mind presentation of Detroit '67 features Jonte Ausler (Sly), Treavor Boykin (Lank), Adria LaMorticella (Caroline), Takia Thompson (Bunny) and Shontina Vernon (Chelle), with sound design by Joseph Swartz. (more...)

VAI S2K for Food Software Helps Hillcrest Foods Manage its Route to Growth
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Operating out of a 40,000-square foot facility in which rail car shipments are accepted, Hillcrest Foods found its previous system outdated and lacking the necessary support to meet the company's growing needs. Along with these challenges, a primary focus for Hillcrest throughout implementation was enhanced truck routing management capabilities. VAI's S2K for Food Truck Routing Module has provided warehouse managers the ability to organize customer order routes, while also allowing for return authorizations and back-hauled purchase orders to be assigned for pick-up along the way. Through the use of these additional capabilities, Hillcrest Foods has streamlined operational processes and improved its routing efficiency. (more...)

Lisa Whelchel & Kim Fields Reunite in Hallmark Channel's FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE, 7/19
by TV News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

'Facts of Life' alumnae Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields reunite in 'For Better Or For Worse,' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere Saturday, July 19, 2014 (more...)

BWW Interviews: Q & A with MOTOWN'S Nicholas Christopher
by Elee Schrock - Jun 3, 2014

BroadwayWorld interviews Nicholas Christopher, currently playing Smokey Robinson on the 'Motown the Musical' national tour. (more...)

The 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards Winners and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) paid tribute to the winners and honorees of the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards in collaboration with Swarovski at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. Film director and screenwriter John Waters was the host for the evening. For the thirteenth year in a row, the evening was generously underwritten by Swarovski. (more...)

ABC Family to Celebrate Christmas in June with 'Half-Mas Merry-Thon'
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Today ABC Family marks the halfway point to Christmas by adding a mix of original and acquired ABC Family holiday movies to its WATCH ABC Family App. (more...)

Mellerio, 'The Jeweler of the Queens', chooses CDNetworks to ensure its website performance reflects its precision brand
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

LONDON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Mellerio dits Meller has chosen CDNeworks to accelerate its website to meet performance requirements globally and reflect the company's exceptional brand values. Mellerio has a proud history of producing unique pieces for European royalty, giving it the nickname 'The Jeweler of the Queens.' When Mellerio first launched globally with a website hosted in France, the website was plagued with frequent error messages and pages that took much too long to loadespecially for users outside France. (more...)

Allan Green's SOLDIER BOY is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

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Donald Margulies' The Country House World Premieres at the Geffen
by Don Grigware - Jun 13, 2014

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BWW Reviews: CREATIVE LICENSE: A NEW MUSICAL
by Nancy Grossman - Jul 28, 2014

Writer/director Kevin Cirone's labor of love is having its world premiere in the subterranean Davis Square Theater in Somerville. Good musical variety and an ensemble of eager, committed actors are among the positive attributes, but character development and storyline need some fine-tuning. (more...)

NMCSN to Premiere Season Two of SHARK HUNTERS, 7/30
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Shark Hunters is back on NBCSN with new episodes and new crew members. The 60-minute outdoor fishing show features three long-standing East Coast shark tournaments and five captains pitted against each other to catch the heaviest shark. (more...)

A&E Networks to Premiere New Original Docu-Series CEMENT HEADS, 8/12
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

A&E Network presents the new original docuseries “Cement Heads” from Dimension TV and Matador. Series premieres Tuesday, August 12 at 10:30pm ET/PT on A&E and marks the first unscripted television project for Dimension TV.? (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Arden Playhouse's SIBLING SCHEMES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

Arden Playhouse presents Sibling Schemes, written & directed by Michael Messmer, from Jan. 24-Feb. 15. Check out a first look below! (more...)

THE PAPER BAG PLAYERS HICCUP HELP! Set for Kaye Playhouse This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2014

To celebrate their 55th year of performing, The Paper Bag Players have dug deep into their Bag of fan favorites for Lost In the Mall, That's Good, and A Perfect Picture. These classic numbers combine with a heaping helping of brand new material in 'THE PAPER BAG PLAYERS HICCUP HELP!' A funny, fast-paced, and thrilling show for children ages 3 through 8. (more...)

Kirby Rosplock Releases New Book, THE COMPLETE FAMILY OFFICE HANDBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Kirby Rosplock, PhD has set out to demystify the information that surrounds ultra-high-net worth (UHNW) individuals and the family office, a dedicated business to manage an individual's or family's wealth, with the first holistic guide written for families and their advisors. A well-regarded, research expert in family office and family wealth matters with numerous published studies on the subject, Dr. Rosplock has gathered, culled and distilled research from a multitude of sources. The 432-page book, The Complete Family Office Handbook/ A Guide for Affluent Families and the Advisors Who Serve Them(ISBN: 978-1-118-36730-8) will be released by Wiley/Bloomberg on January 28, 2014. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS, PIPPIN, THE BOOK OF MORMON, and More Round Out 2014-15 Broadway on Hennepin Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Hennepin Theatre Trust today announced its stellar and far-ranging new 2014-2015 Thrivent Financial Broadway on Hennepin season, featuring Broadway's hottest Tony Award-winning shows, five Minnesota premieres and many classic favorites. Making their local debuts are Kinky Boots, winner of six 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Pippin, the 2013 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical Revival and the record-breaking hit Motown The Musical. The season runs from August 2014 through August 2015 at the historic Orpheum, State and Pantages Theatres. (more...)

THE PAPER BAG PLAYERS HICCUP HELP! Set for Kaye Playhouse, 1/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

To celebrate their 55th year of performing, The Paper Bag Players have dug deep into their Bag of fan favorites for Lost In the Mall, That's Good, and A Perfect Picture. These classic numbers combine with a heaping helping of brand new material in "THE PAPER BAG PLAYERS HICCUP HELP!" A funny, fast-paced, and thrilling show for children ages 3 through 8. (more...)

BWW Exclusive Details On Theatre Under the Stars' Season of Audience Favorites
by David Clarke - Jan 18, 2014

Proudly announcing Theatre Under the Stars' (TUTS) 47th season, Artistic Director Bruce Lumpkin says, 'As Houston's largest homegrown musical theatre organization, there's a lot to be excited about!'Certainly, there simply is no denying that the season features a truly diverse array of audience favorites from Broadway's golden classics to contemporary hits. Bruce Lumpkin adds, 'We're presenting some of the most exciting things happening on the musical theatre stages! We've got some of the classics, some of the edgier shows, and we've got some of the freshest productions from New York. I don't think it gets any better than this! Trust me when I say that TUTS is moving and shaking things up!' At the bottom line, TUTS is in a unique position to offer Houston audiences 'both self-produced shows as well as national tours, so I think that the Houston audiences are going to enjoy the best of both worlds.' (more...)

Paul Galy Unveils THE 4TH OF MAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

There are memories etched in the mind forever. No matter how much time passed, or how much changed, those moments will always follow a person, haunt him until he gives in and walks down that lane once again. Author Paul Galy shares his past to the rest of the world with his new publication, The 4th of May. It all started with a blood oath they made as a child. Paul and Gabi grew together in post-WW II communist Hungary. (more...)

Investigation Discovery Premieres New Series OBSESSION: DARK DESIRES Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

The 10-episode first season of OBSESSION: DARK DESIRES premieres tonight, January 14 at 10/9c only on Investigation Discovery. (more...)

Modell's Sporting Goods Plans to Deploy EmpowerTask and Upgrade its Empower Software Flagship Solution
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

EmpowerTask will enhance Modell's current workforce system by providing seamless, closed-loop task management, with store tasks integrated into the daily workforce plan, enabling activities to be confirmed as completed. David Strobelt, SVP/CIO of Modell's confirms that store operations remain an area of critical focus for Modell's. “Improving our real-time execution in our stores is a key initiative for 2014. Empower has been a valuable Modell's partner and with this upgrade to EmpowerTask, we will work together to enhance the store experience for both our associates and customers.” (more...)

Documentary Filmmaker Roberto Guerra Dies
by Movies News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Roberto Guerra, an international documentary film director, producer, and cinematographer, born in Lima, Peru, has died. Born in 1942, he graduated from the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Lima with a degree in engineering, and subsequently turned his attention to film, initially producing and directing in Peru. (more...)

Helga Fendler Releases Autobiography BEAUTIFUL ATLANTA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

In her native German, Helga Fendler presents a real life story of a family emigrating from Germany to the United States in “Beautiful Atlanta' (published by AuthorHouse). (more...)

Paul Galy Releases THE 4TH OF MAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

There are memories etched in the mind forever. No matter how much time passed, or how much changed, those moments will always follow a person, haunt him until he gives in and walks down that lane once again. Author Paul Galy shares his past to the rest of the world with his new publication, The 4th of May. It all started with a blood oath they made as a child. Paul and Gabi grew together in post-WW II communist Hungary. (more...)

Carla Ching's FAST COMPANY to Play Ensemble Studio Theatre, Begin. 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Carla Ching's comedy Fast Company, about a family of Asian American con artists on the trail of a million-dollar comic book, begins previews for its New York premiere at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street, Wednesday, March 12, at 7:00pm for an opening Thursday, March 20, at 7:00pm (for a run currently scheduled through April 6). Robert Ross Parker of the Obie-winning troupe Vampire Cowboys directs. (more...)

Dog Grooming Professionals Carol & Richard Doggett Share Their Knowledge With Their New 'All About Dog Grooming' Training Program
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Veterans of the pet care industry, Carol and Richard Doggett began their dog grooming business from scratch in Jacksonville, Florida. They are pioneers of one the nation's first mobile dog grooming salons and have been traveling from furry customer to customer ever since. Since then The Family Business has grown to multiple salons across the country, and now, for the first time, Carol and Richard want to share their success and help others do the same, by offering this successful home study package entitled All About Dog Grooming. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Triple Threat Rebecca Johnson Talks About Playing Little Miss Scrooge at the Rubicon
by Don Grigware - Dec 9, 2013

Actress Rebecca Ann Johnson recently played Elizabeth in MTW's Young Frankenstein and will play in Little Miss Scrooge at the Rubicon in Ventura for one week only beginning December 18. (more...)

Investigation Discovery to Premiere New Series OBSESSION: DARK DESIRES, 1/14
by TV News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

The 10-episode first season of OBSESSION: DARK DESIRES premieres Tuesday, January 14 at 10/9c only on Investigation Discovery. (more...)

truTV Rings Up More Episodes of Breakout Hit HARDCORE PAWN
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

In advance of the season 8 premiere of Hardcore Pawn this week, truTV is already heading back to Detroit for more episodes of the breakout hit. Hardcore Pawn (more...)

OSTC Partners with Jordan's Furniture to Bring Children Live Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), which recently launched its first full season in its new state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick, is pleased to announce that they have partnered with Jordan's Furniture to offer a live theatrical experience to underserved children through two statewide mentoring programs. (more...)

Mirror Stage Presents DETROIT '67, Now thru 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

Mirror Stage will close its Feed Your Mind season with the Northwest premiere of Detroit '67 by Dominique Morisseau this weekend, April 5 & 6, 2014 at the Ethnic Cultural Theatre in Seattle's University District. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/27/2014 for Rhode Island (more...)

Great American Country Orders 4th Season of FARM KINGS
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

After the third season of Great American Country's original series Farm Kings posted double-digit audience gains among P25-54, the all-American lifestyle network has renewed the hit show for a fourth season. (more...)

Blake's All Natural Foods' President Named New Hampshire Small Business Person of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Last week, Chris Licata, President & CEO of Concord-based Blake's All Natural Foods was named the New Hampshire Small Business Person of the Year for 2014. This notable award, given by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) annually, recognizes top small business leaders in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam. (more...)

GraphicAudio Presents VATTA'S WAR (SERIES SET)
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Kylara Vatta is the only daughter in a family full of sons, and her father's only child to buck tradition by choosing a military career instead of joining The Family Business. For Ky, it's no contest: Even running the prestigious Vatta Transport Ltd. shipping concern can't hold a candle to shipping out as an officer aboard an interstellar cruiser. It's adventure, not commerce, that stirs her soul. And despite her family's misgivings, there can be no doubt that a Vatta in the service will prove a valuable asset. But with a single error in judgment, it all comes crumbling down. (more...)

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