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BWW Interviews: Jinkx Monsoon Talks Career, THE VAUDEVILLIANS, and THE INEVITABLE ALBUM
by David Clarke - May 31, 2014

The always charming and incredibly talented Jinkx Monsoon proved to the American public that it was truly Monsoon Season for the last year. On May 19, 2014, she passed on the RuPaul's Drag Race crown to the sixth season's winner Bianca Del Rio. Certainly Hurricane Bianca is sure to rattle the world, but for all intents and purposes it is still Monsoon Season the world over. Jinkx Monsoon is going strong, working harder than ever, and proving that she is a talent to be reckoned with. Shortly after she helped coronate Binaca Del Rio, I chatted with Jinkx Monsoon about her career, THE INEVITABLE ALBUM, her debut solo album, and what's next for the indefatigable star. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Fans Unlock TEEN WOLF Season Four Trailer!
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

MTV sent 'Teen Wolf' fans on a digital scavenger hunt this weekend to unlock the trailer for the fourth season of its hit drama. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Curious Theatre Presents a Dynamic Duo in a Kinky Mind F@ck in VENUS IN FUR
by Michael Mulhern - Jun 7, 2014

'No Guts, No Story' - Never has Curious Theatre lived up to their mantra more than in this kinky, intellectual oddity. (more...)

BWW Tonys Special: Ultimate Guide to This Season's Cast Recordings
by David Clarke - Jun 6, 2014

It's that time of year, and I can't help but wonder if your CD collection and iPod are Tonys ready. This Broadway season has some really interesting contenders in the musical categories, and to get you ready for the big night, I'm recapping the albums you should be listening to (or at the very least pre-ordering). (more...)

Verizon IndyCar Series Shifts Into High Gear At Firestone 600 On June 7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 5, 2014 (more...)

Austin Mahone to Perform National Anthem at Game 1 of NBA Finals
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

Austin Mahone, who recently released his new 'The Secret' EP, will perform the National Anthem at Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat (more...)

CO2Fit Launches POUND in Richmond
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Richmond, VA (more...)

AT&T Enhances Mobile Internet Coverage In Bud Walton Arena At The University Of Arkansas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for advanced wireless devices and services, AT&T* has expanded its mobile Internet coverage at Bud Walton Arena by utilizing a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) to enhance the customer experience throughout the facility. (more...)

Sporting News Media Releases 2014 Know the Fan Report
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

NEW YORK, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Sporting News Media, a PERFORM Group company and one of the leading digital sports brands in the US, which owns, the Sporting News (SN) ePlayer and the US edition of, has today released the fourth annual survey into US sports media consumption. The US Know The Fan Report 2014, produced in conjunction with Kantar Media and SportBusiness Group, finds that the percentage of sports fans consuming content on mobile devices has doubled and the percentage of fans following sports on social media has more than doubled since the report was first issued in 2011. (more...)

Sanrio Announces Plans for Hello Kitty's 40th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

TORRANCE, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Hello Kitty, the beloved pop icon created to inspire happiness around the world, is kicking off a year of festivities to celebrate her 40 th Anniversary. In honor of this occasion, parent company Sanrio Inc. will present a world premiere Hello Kitty fan convention in partnership with Target, a first-of-its-kind museum exhibition, unique collaborations and limited edition commemorative products. Hello Kitty will celebrate her anniversary throughout the year with her devoted fans and continue to spread the message of friendship through the global 'Share a Hug with Hello Kitty' campaign. (more...)

The Brevard Music Center Presents The Pendergrast Family Patriotic Pops, 7/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Brevard Music Center (BMC) celebrates the Fourth of July with a beloved Brevard tradition – the Pendergrast Family Patriotic Pops. On Friday, July 4, at 2 p.m. Maestro Kraig Alan Williams leads the Brevard Symphonic Winds and the Brevard Community Band in marches, patriotic songs, and other favorites. Enjoy a picnic on the lawn or grab a seat inside for this holiday concert. Don't miss the concert's exciting finale – a performance of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, complete with live cannons. (more...)

Terry Crews Named Host of 2014 TCA AWARDS, 7/19
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The “WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?” host Terry Crews, The Fan-favorite actor, comedian, and star of the hit precinct sitcom “BROOKLYN NINE-NINE,” will host the 30th Annual Television Critics Association (more...)

Gourmet Italian Confirms New Inventory of Exclusivo's Wild Porcini Sauce
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Italian food specialist, Gourmet Italian, is happy to announce the company is offering Exclusivo Wild Porcini Sauce in the new 31 ounce size, available at Wild Porcini Sauce, also sometimes referred to as Porcini Mushroom Sauce, is made by using Stanislaus tomatoes, mushrooms, red wine vinegar, a variety of fresh herbs and seasonings, and more. Wild Porcini Sauce is heralded as the secret ingredient professional restaurateurs turn to for crafting fine Italian food for their customers. (more...)

    Audi and Somo Rev up Goodwood Festival of Speed Experience
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

At Europe's leading motor event, Audi will showcase its range of cars to racing fans, car fanatics and potential Audi owners. Leading with the latest in mobile, wearable, and virtual reality technology, Audi and Somo have developed captivating experiences for fans both at the event and participating remotely via social channels. (more...)

Sony Movie Channel to Present 'Music Movie Month' This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Film and music collide, asSony Movie Channel (SMC) presents its second annual 'Music Movie Month,' starting Tuesday, July 1, at 10 p.m. ET, with NEIL YOUNG JOURNEYS, and Paul McCartney in WINGS OVER THE WORLD. (more...)

Electronics & Games Advancements Driving Revenues As Gaming Trends Look To Increase - Company Receives Purchase Orders of Approximately $400,000
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

Domino's Offering FREE Pizza for a Year via New Giveaway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Domino's Pizza is partnering with Quikly to give one lucky recipient free pizza for a year. The recognized world leader in pizza delivery is inviting fans to register for The Fan Perks giveaway beginning today, and participate in the giveaway that will take place at a time designed to surprise Domino's fans. (more...)

Expanding the Appeal of Your Game
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

LONDON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

Photo Coverage: James Franco Greets Fans at OF MICE AND MEN Stage Door
by Walter McBride - Jun 19, 2014

Of Mice and Men, directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro and starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winnerJames Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton, recently recouped its $3.8 million capitalization in just twelve weeks, making it the first of the spring to do so. One of the show's biggest draws is its charismatic leading man, James Franco, who greets his fans outside of the Longacre stage door on a regular basis. Below, check out photos from inside The Fan frenzy! (more...)

Nicki Minaj, John Legend & More to Perform at 2014 BET AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

More chart topping names have been added to the already stellar lineup of performances at the "BET Awards" (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jerry Adler and Richard Kline in CT Rep's THE SUNSHINE BOYS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

THE SUNSHINE BOYS by Neil Simon, the second show of its three-show Summer Nutmeg Summer Series at Connecticut Repertory Theatre is onstage tonight, June 19-29 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theater, Storrs. The Neil Simon penned comedy is led by Broadway and Television veterans Jerry Adler as Willie Clark and Richard Kline as Al Lewis. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Activision's Licensing Program Bolsters Skylanders Franchise Through Worldwide Integrated Relationships with General Mills, Penguin and Crayola
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

General Mills is launching an eight-week cereal program in North America beginning in February 2015 that puts The Fan-favorite Skystones game on the back of packages for fun, interactive play. The promotion is the newest offering in an ongoing collaboration between Activision and General Mills that already includes Skylanders-shaped Fruit Flavored Snacks, Fruit by the Foot and Fruit Gushers. Later this year, Skylanders will also be included in a brand campaign with General Mills' Go-Gurt and Trix Yogurt Cups, which will arrive at retail this September. (more...)

CBS's BIG BROTHER to Debut in HD with Special 2-Night Premiere, 6/25
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

BIG BROTHER fans will have even more interactive and cross-platform elements to enjoy when the new season kicks off with a special two-night premiere, Wednesday, June 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and Thursday, June 26 (9:00-10:00 PM), on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

THE SUNSHINE BOYS to Run 6/19-29 at CT Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

THE SUNSHINE BOYS by Neil Simon, the second show of its three-show Summer Nutmeg Summer Series at Connecticut Repertory Theatre is onstage June 19-29 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theater, Storrs. The Neil Simon penned comedy is led by Broadway and Television veterans Jerry Adler as Willie Clark and Richard Kline as Al Lewis. (more...)

Vantage LED Prepares to Display the Greatest Soccer Games Ever
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

"Goooooooooal" is the topic this month for Vantage LED, US manufacturer of LED signs, as they send their teams to Brazil to help set up massive LED displays for The Fanatical fans outside of the world cup stadiums. They are providing several billboard-sized LED screens for The Fan Fest events throughout the cities in Brazil. (more...)

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, World Premieres & More Set for New York Live Arts' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Bill T. Jones, Artistic Director, today announced New York Live Arts' presenting season for 2014-2015. The season runs from September 23, 2014 through April 2015 and includes more than 71 performances and events by more than 22 featured artists. (more...)

JSP Gets Both Aesthetics and Productivity from ZW3D
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Established in 1964 with its headquarters in Oxford, England, JSP manufactures on three continents currently, exporting to over 90 countries. The company's continuous research and development has led to one of the most advanced portfolios of safety products, covering head, eye, face, hearing and respiratory protection. (more...)

Kevin Sorbo & More to Be Featured on ID's New Series HEARTBREAKERS, Debuting 8/13
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

As young girls, we wished upon a star that someday a prince - preferably one of TV royalty - would sweep us off our feet and we'd live happily ever after. (more...)

Vision Research Advances the Boundaries on the World's Fastest Ultrahigh-Speed Digital Camera
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

“One of the challenges to capturing footage at ultrahigh speeds is ensuring adequate lighting. At Vision Research, we are dedicated to helping our customers mitigate this challenge, and have developed our new proprietary sensor and supporting camera innovations to increase the ISO measurement of the v2511, while also increasing the camera speed,” comments Rick Robinson, Director of Marketing for Vision Research. “Vision Research takes pride in leading the high-speed industry with the world's fastest cameras, and now better picture quality and the extra flexibility needed to make shooting in low-light and difficult-to-light scenarios less difficult.” (more...)

Lewis Watson Releases Debut LP
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Today marks the US release of Lewis Watson's long-awaited debut album The Morning in the US. Demonstrating his powers as a songwriter, these new songs take Lewis' stripped-back, guitar-and-voice roots to a new level of richer, more textured soundscapes. (more...)

Warner Bros. Entertainment to Deliver Unparalleled Showcase of Upcoming Content to Comic-Con Crowd
by Movies News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Warner Bros. Entertainment will plant its flag at Comic-Con International: San Diego this year with a huge presence, with each individual division touting its upcoming offerings, including Film, Television, Interactive and Home Entertainment (more...)

New York Live Arts Announces Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company's 2014-2015 Touring Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, New York Live Arts' Resident Dance Company, announced today the touring programs and productions for the 2014-2015 Season. The Company will perform and conduct residencies in more than 11 cities in eight states over the next 12 months, making their debut at a number of venues across the U.S. Highlights of the 2014-2015 Season include the New York City premiere of Story/Time (35, 36, 37 & 38) November 4 - 8 and 11 - 15 on the Company's home stage at the New York Live Arts theater; the world premiere of Analogy (working title) in June 2015 at Montclair State University; the Company debut at Dancers' Workshop in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; and more. Touring programs for the 2014-2015 season include Analogy (working title), the Company's newest work; Story/Time; Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music; Body Against Body; and A Rite. (more...)

Super Heroes & Super Villains Reign at Warner Bros. Comic-Con 2014!
by TV News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

It wouldn't be summer without a sizzling, action-packed lineup from Warner Bros. Television Group at Comic-Con International: San Diego. (more...)

BlueRock Energy Partners With NFL Star Aaron Williams
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

SYRACUSE, N.Y.and BUFFALO, N.Y., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ BlueRock Energy, Inc., the premier provider of electricity, natural gas and green energy products to businesses and residents in New York State and official energy supplier of the Buffalo Bills, today announced that it has engaged NFL star Aaron Williams as an official spokesperson and brand ambassador for the company. (more...)

AMC Reveals THE WALKING DEAD Comic Con Key Art
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

AMC released today THE WALKING DEAD key art for Comic Con International: San Diego 2014. The image, which will appear on banner ads around The Fan-based convention from June 24-27. (more...)

Investigation Discovery to Launch New Series HEARTBREAKERS, 8/13
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

As young girls, we wished upon a star that someday a prince - preferably one of TV royalty - would sweep us off our feet and we'd live happily ever after. But then we grew up and learned the hard way that heartthrobs can be real heartbreakers. In Investigation Discovery's (ID) original new series HEARTBREAKERS, hunky Hollywood actors from the '80s and '90s reunite on screen to portray real-life dreamboats who turned into total nightmares. (more...)

Review Roundup: Monty Python at the O2
by Review Roundups - Jul 2, 2014

Monty Python Live (mostly) opened on stage at the London O2 Arena for 10 memorable nights in July. This reunion promises to be the biggest live event of the year and their final show, 'The Last Night of the Pythons' will be broadcast live into more than 450 cinemas in the UK, and into 1500 cinemas worldwide. (more...)

Fullscreen Announces INTOUR: The Ultimate Interactive Experience Bringing Digital Stars to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

INTOUR's line-up includes the world's most popular online personalities: Connor Franta, Ricky Dillon, Jc Caylen, Sam Tsui, JennXPenn, Alx James, Brent Rivera, Crawford Collins, WeeklyChris, Dylan Dauzat, Charity Vance, and FreshBigMouf, featuring live performances, social media interaction, music, games and more. (more...)

E! News to Present Special PRINCE GEORGE TURNS ONE!, 7/21
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Every step he takes, every move he makes…we'll be watching. We're talking about the world's most famous baby – Prince George – who is third in line to the British throne. (more...)

Syfy to Kick Off FACE OFF Season 7 with Sudden Elimination, 7/22
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Season 7 of Syfy's special effects makeup competition series Face Off begins with two of the aspiring artists being eliminated before the competition even begins (more...)

Soho Rep. Meets Fundraising Goal Following Cancelled Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

On March 31, 300 friends, artists and supporters gathered to celebrate and honor Soho Rep.'s Board Chair Jon Dembrow at their annual spring gala. Forty-five minutes into the evening, the beam supporting a second-story balcony at the event venue, Angel Orensanz Center, cracked. The building was deemed unsafe and all the guests were evacuated by the FDNY. The cancellation of the event and on-site auction left Soho Rep. with a projected end-of-the-fiscal-year deficit of $68,000. (more...)

Shovels & Rope with Willie Watson to Play Fox Theatre, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

97.3 KBCO Groove Show and Z2 Entertainment will present Shovels & Rope with Willie Watson at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, November 16th, 2014. Tickets are on sale Friday, July 18 for $25.00 for general admission. (more...)

Wikia Brings Today's Superfan To Life In Nine Distinct Personality Profiles
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ In time for Comic-Con International: San Diego, one of the world's largest gatherings celebrating the Superfan, Wikia,the social universe of fandom and the ultimate source for powerful and relevant pop culture expertise, today announced the launch of the platform's 'Superfan Study.' In a two-year study and surveying over 100,000 actual fans from the vast community of 120 million, Wikia has packaged this valuable insight into nine Superfan personality profiles, bringing today's Superfan to life for marketers. (more...)

New York Live Arts Announces Additional Programming Details for Kyle Abraham's Suite of World Premiere Works
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

New York Live Arts today announced further programming details for the suite of all-new world premiere works created by 2012-2014 Resident Commissioned Artist(RCA) Kyle Abraham, including a fourth, previously unannounced ensemble work. Known for creating “voluptuous movement phrases with touches of dance-theater” (The New York Times) Abraham and his company, Abraham.In.Motion, will present four works-one evening-length, two ensemble works and one trio-over two programs titled The Watershed and When the Wolves Came In at New York Live Arts from September 23 through 27 and September 30 through October 4, 2014. Exploring two totemic triumphs in the international history of the civil rights, the 150 year anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 20 year anniversary of the abolishment of apartheid in South Africa, the works feature visual design by acclaimed conceptual artist Glenn Ligon and original music performed live by world renowned jazz artist Robert Glasper, accompanied by two musicians and a vocalist. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Atlantic Records' HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Perfect
by David Clarke - Jul 15, 2014

With glowing reviews from all the major outlets in New York City, a slew of Tony Nominations, and wins for Best Revival of a Musical, Best Lead Actor in a Musical, and Best Featured Actress in a Musical, I expected HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Original Broadway Cast Album) to be spectacular. And, it truly is. (more...)

Time Inc.'s Sports Illustrated Launches FanNation
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Sports Illustrated has partnered with California based TopLine Game Labs to power The FanNation app which is the latest mobile product introduced by Time Inc. for SI. On June 23, the SI Digital team introduced the new platform and that was followed by the June 25 world premiere of 120 Sports - the all-sports, live-streaming digital video network from Time Inc., MLB Advanced Media, the NHL, PGA Tour, Silver Chalice and Campus Insiders. (more...)

T-Mobile Puts Its Network on Show at Major League Baseball All-Star Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

“We're going all in to make All-Star Week a fantastic experience for players, fans and our customers,” said John Legere, president & CEO of T-Mobile. “This is also a perfect chance for us to show off what the Un-carrier's data-strong network is capable of—because nothing puts a network to the test like a crush of baseball fans Instagraming, Tweeting, Facebooking and Snapchatting every amazing All-Star moment.” (more...)

THE BLACKLIST & More Set for NBC's 2014 Comic-Con Line-Up
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

NBC and Universal Television have announced their plans for the upcoming Comic-Con International gathering in San Diego, which runs from July 24-27. (more...)

The Most Anticipated Entertainment Release of 2014, Showpitch, Announces Closed Beta July 16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Showpitch will be the only enterprise solution that connects the dots for the entertainment industry, addressing the perennial needs for talent, industry movers and shakers, and brands interested in working with the industry, as well as The Fan. (more...)

ESPN to Reveal 2014 All-Star Team During 'Taco Bell All-Star Selection Show'
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

ESPN will unveil the 2014 American League and National League MLB All-Stars during the Taco Bell All-Star Selection Show on Sunday, July 6, at 7 p.m. ET. (more...)

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