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BWW Review: Less Than Rent Theatre's LITTLE MAC, LITTLE MAC, YOU'RE THE VERY MAN!
by Juliana Adame - Apr 18, 2014

Charlie Polinger directs an attempted statement on several political and pop culture icons with the story of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera thrown in there. (more...)

James Ballinger, Director of the Phoenix Art Museum, Announces His Intention to Retire
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

James K. Ballinger, The Sybil Harrington Director of the Phoenix Art Museum, announced today to the museum's Board of Trustees and staff his intention to retire, and requested the Board initiate a search process to replace him. (more...)

Fritz Weaver, Veanne Cox, Jeff McCarthy & More Set for Project Shaw's HEARTBREAK HOUSE, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director David Staller, presents George Bernard Shaw's masterwork, Heartbreak House, on Monday, May 12 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). (more...)

Asolo Rep to Present MEN WHO COOK, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Savor scrumptious cuisine prepared by 26 of Sarasota and Bradenton's most well-respected gentlemen! Asolo Rep's fourth annual Men Who Cook, sponsored by Mattison's, ABC 7 and Style magazine, will be held on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 6pm at Mattison's Bayside at the Van Wezel. Guests will have the opportunity to try all of the chefs' signature dishes - ranging from Moussaka to 'Slap Ya Mama' BBQ Ribs. This fun, casual event, chaired by Beverly Bartner, Judi Gallagher, Molly Schechter and Margaret Wise, will benefit Asolo Rep's 2013-14 season. The event will also feature a cocktail hour, old-fashioned cake auction, a table decor competition, surprise contests, a dessert and coffee bar and the much-anticipated 'Parade of Chefs.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: WORDS SHARED WITH FRIENDS Album
by Jenny Antill - Apr 18, 2014

Words Shared With Friends is an album featuring some of the best West End vocalists that we have to offer. The CD consists of a heterogeneous mix of music styles with something to appeal to everyone. Lyricist Robert Gould, whose credits include 'The Land's Shore', 'After The Turn' and 'Grace Notes', works alongside a variety of composers on this album including Christopher J.Orton, Tristan Bons and Ty Kroll. (more...)

The Pasadena Symphony Closes Season with TCHAIKOVSKY PIANO CONCERTO, Featuring Shai Wosner and Guest Conductor Jahja Ling, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Pasadena Symphony celebrates the best of the best Russian music with international piano star Shai Wosner guest conductor Jahja Ling. The 86thseason concert finale explodes with Tchaikovsky's dazzling Piano Concerto No. 1 and Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony on Saturday May 10, 2014 at Ambassador Auditorium with matinee and evening performances at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (more...)

SpeakEasy's Paul Daigneault to Receive 2014 Norton Award for Sustained Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

SpeakEasy Stage Company Founder and Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault has been named the recipient of the 2014 Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence, The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) announced today. (more...)

THE VOICE Finalist Trevin Hunte Releases New Single
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

NBC's The Voice Season 3 top four finalist, 19 year old Trevin Hunte's new song 'Rise' is featured in Taraji P Henson's new movie titled 'From The Rough'. Hunte's song 'Rise' has prominent placement in the movie as the backdrop of a crucial scene which adds to the story line in a big way. (more...)

Check Out Tracks from Lustral's Newest Album, 'Empathy'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

When British producers Ricky Simmonds and Steve Jones joined together to form Lustral, they started a partnership that would last for over fifteen years. Banking on genuine musicality and inspired concepts, the duo saw club and chart success with their very first record: 'Everytime' featuring Tracy Ackerman. That was in 1997, and the duo have made waves under a handful of influential aliases since their inception. (more...)

This Week at Bookworks Includes Beth Howard, Jonathan Miller and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

This week at Bookworks includes many things for all ages. Highlights include Beth Howard with buttery pie recipes from American Gothic, World Book Night, Jonathan Miller with a Rattlesnake Lawyer's Memoir and more. Go www.bkwrks.com/event for more information on all of these events. (more...)

Midori to Return to Walt Disney Concert Hall, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

World-revered virtuosa Midori returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall in a recital program, Wednesday, April 23, at 8 pm. She is accompanied by pianist Özgur Aydin in a program of wide-ranging repertoire for violin and piano. The recital opens with Debussy's Sonata in G minor, followed by Shostakovich's Sonata, Op. 134; after intermission, it continues with Beethoven's Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96, and closes with Schubert's Rondo in B minor, D. 895. (more...)

The Massapequa Philharmonic to Feature Guest Conductor David Bernard and Violinist Kristin Lee in Season Finale, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Massapequa Philharmonic will be featuring guest conductor David Bernard and violinist Kristin Lee in its Season Finale at Berner Auditorium in Massapequa on Saturday May 10th at 8 pm. The program will feature some of the most sublime and engaging classical music, including Dvorak's brilliant Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”), Brahms exciting Academic Festival Overture and Saint-Saëns alluring and passionate Violin Concerto No. 3 featuring Ms. Lee. “I am looking forward to collaborating with the Massapequa Philharmonic and Kristin Lee on this fantastic program,” says guest conductor David Bernard. “Dvorak's New World Symphony is thoroughly engaging, while Kristin Lee will dazzle with her artistry in the Saint-Saëns concerto. This concert will be a great experience for the audience.” (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Details for 'Fassbinder: Romantic Anarchist'
by Movies News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the details for Fassbinder: Romantic Anarchist (Part 1), May 16 – June 1. Divided into two parts, the retrospective will be the most extensive presentation of Fassbinder's films in New York since 1997, with Part 1 including almost all of his work leading up to 1974 and Part 2 (screening in November) to pick up from 1974 through 1982. The ambitious two-part series will include all of his theatrical features, much of his television work, films he starred in, films that influenced him, and films that were influenced by his work. (more...)

Camper Van Beethoven Gearing Up For The Release Of 'El Camino Real'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Indie rock stalwarts Camper Van Beethoven are back with El Camino Real, the companion album and follow up to their highly lauded La Costa Perdida. Whereas La Costa reflected the northern California 'back to the country' side of the band with lush and trippy references to Jack Keruac, Richard Brautigan, The Beach Boys and 'Big Sur', the songs on El Camino Real are firmly rooted in a grittier earthone that lies beneath the southern half of the state and stretches all the way down to Baja California. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ACT ONE Really Picks Up In Act Two
by Michael Dale - Apr 18, 2014

James Lapine's adaptation of Moss Hart's classic autobiography is a love letter to Broadway. (more...)

Steve Forbert Coming to Bridge Street Live, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Steve Forbert at Bridge Street Live is set for Thursday, May 15th, 2014 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $22 GA, $32 VIP, and available at http://41bridgestreet.inticketing.com/events/steveforbert. (more...)

Colin Blunstone of The Zombies to Perform at Bridge Street Live, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Colin Blunstone of The Zombies at Bridge Street Live is set for Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $45 GA, $65 VIP, and available at http://41bridgestreet.inticketing.com/events/colin_blunstone. (more...)

Announcement: BluesGuitar.com Releases "Chordal Soloing Over a G Blues Progression - Blues Guitar Lesson"
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

“We're looking at a little bit of chord soloing over a blues today and I'm going to rely on my jazz background for this lick that I'm going to teach you”, says MacLennan. Jon explains that it is over a G7 chord and he starts out with a G7 Triad that consists of the 7th fret of the 3rd string with his 2nd finger, 6th fret of the 2nd string with his first finger and the 7th fret of The First string with his 3rd finger. (more...)

Discovery's Mount Everest Jump In Question After Deadly Avalanche
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

According to Deadline, the future of Discovery Channel's Mount Everest Jump is in question after the terrible avalanche that so far has claimed the lives of 13 people. NBC News, which was producing the event said in a release on Friday, that 'the future of the production will be assessed at the appropriate time.' (more...)

The Nefarious Laboratory's GIRLS ON FILM Set for UNDER St. Marks, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Horse Trade Theater Group presents…The Nefarious Laboratory'sGirls on Film An Hour of Comedy and Stories Featuring: Brad Lawrence at UNDER St. Marks on Wednesday, May 7th @ 9pm. Tickets ($10 / $8 students & seniors), available online at www.horseTRADE.info, or by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444. (more...)

BWW Interviews: A Chat With Playwright Claude Solnik
by Melissa Giordano - Apr 18, 2014

Lady from Limerick is an up and coming play by playwright Claude Solnik. The story, based on actual events, is about an Irish woman who tells her husband that she's going to a conference but instead travels to New York. It is a play about beauty, passion, betrayal and the desire to be young forever. (more...)

Broadway Sings their Favorites with Eden Espinosa & Jenn Colella, Steve Kuhn & More Set for Birdland, 4/28-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for April 28 - May 4, featuring the Steve Kuhn Trio, Broadway Sings Their Favorites - Celebrating the Tenth Season of Broadway Artists Alliance, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

Cohu to Announce First Quarter 2014 Results
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

A conference call to discuss First Quarter 2014 results will follow at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time/4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The call will be broadcast simultaneously over the Internet. Interested investors should access the webcast at http://www.cohu.com and click on “Investor Information” at least five minutes before the call begins. The webcast and transcript of the conference call will be archived on our website. (more...)

Gainsight Named a 'Best Place to Work' by San Francisco Business Times and San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - Gainsight, the leading Customer Success solution, today announced that it has been named one of the San Francisco Bay Area's 'Best Places to Work' by the San Francisco Business Times and the San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal. Companies on this list were selected for having the coolest workplaces that foster creativity, morale and culture that make it fun to come to work each day; these companies were recognized as attractive places to seek jobs. Winners were revealed at an awards ceremony on April 17 in San Francisco, CA. (more...)

Harbor Lights Theater Offers Mother's Day Special for DRIVING MISS DAISY, Running 5/9-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Harbor Lights Theater Company, led by Executive Artistic Director Tamara Jenkins, Co-Artistic Director Jay Montgomery, and Associate Producer Beth Gittleman, announces that special preparations are being made for the Mother's Day performances of Driving Miss Daisy, running May 9th through the 18th at the Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens. (more...)

Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone, Zendaya, R5 and Fifth Harmony to Perform at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Ariana Grande (Republic Records), Austin Mahone (Republic Records), Becky G (RCA/Kemosabe Records), Zendaya (Hollywood Records), R5 (Hollywood Records) and Fifth Harmony (Epic Records) are scheduled to perform at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMAs), taking place Saturday, April 26 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. 'Disney Channel Presents The Radio Disney Music Awards,' a television special originating from the event, will be presented Sunday, April 27 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. (more...)

Geffen Playhouse Adds SWITZERLAND, THE NIGHT ALIVE and Two More Shows to Its 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse has announced four plays for the eight-play 2014-2015 season, including the Co-World Premiere, with the Sydney Theatre Company, of the Geffen commissioned, Switzerland, written by Joanna Murray-Smith (The Female of the Species); the West Coast Premieres of The Night Alive, written by Olivier and Evening Standard Award winner and Tony nominee Conor McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer) and directed by Geffen Artistic Director Randall Arney; and The Power of Duff, written by Stephen Belber and directed by Peter DuBois (Rapture, Blister, Burn); and The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, written by Scott Carter. (more...)

Cedar Ridge's RAGTIME Tops 2014 Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards; Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Months of anticipation. Thousands of rehearsal hours. 13 musical numbers featuring hundreds of students from 19 Austin area high schools. It all came to a spectacular conclusion last night at the Long Center in front of a sold out crowd for The First Annual Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards (GAHSMTA). (more...)

Sarah West to Join Park City Institute as Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Park City Institute (formerly Park City Performing Arts Foundation) is proud to announce Sarah West will be joining the non-profit as The First Managing Director. West brings a wealth of experience in strategic planning, marketing, partnership development, community development and fundraising to PCI. She comes to the organization from Sundance Institute where she most recently served as director of Utah community development. (more...)

Jarrod Lyle Featured on Next IN PLAY WITH JIMMY ROBERTS on Golf Channel
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Tears flowed on both sides of the ropes in November when 32-year-old Jarrod Lyle returned to tournament competition in his native Australia. After a 20-month layoff that followed a second, harrowing diagnosis of myeloid leukemia – his first was at age 17 – it was one hole, one emotional round at a time with his wife and baby daughter in attendance, and an entire golfing community of support. (more...)

DHRAMA: THE REMARKABLE DIALOGUE BETWEEN KRISHNA AND ARJUNA to Run 5/22-6/8 at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Noted Brazilian actors Luca Bianchi and Livia de Bueno will perform the North American and English language premiere of 'DHRAMA: The Remarkable Dialogue Between Krishna and Arjuna' at Teatro LATEA in Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street, May 22 to June 8. Written by famed Brazilian playwright/screenwriter/director João Falcão and translated by Juliana Pampalona and Camila Mason, the two-character drama retells an episode of the Sanskrit epic 'Mahabarata.' It is The First stage work by Falcão to be presented in New York. Luca Bianchi directs. (more...)

Boston-born Dr. Robert Joseph, DPM Supports Boston Marathon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

LOS ANGELES, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Dr. Robert Joseph, DPM, is Los Angeles' leading foot and ankle surgeon, with a thriving Beverly Hills practice which includes major league athletes and A-List celebrities. His minimally invasive surgical technique has made Dr. Joseph, recently named Director of Podiatry at Mission Community Hospital in Panorama City, CA, Hollywood's go-to for corrective foot procedures. (more...)

Cabaret & Comedy to Take Center Stage at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, May & June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Laurie Beechman Theatre has announced their lineup of cabaret and comedy events for the months of May and June 2014. Check out all the dates and details below! (more...)

Shakira to Perform 'Empire' on THE VOICE, 4/22
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

“The Voice” coach and renown music sensation Shakira will perform “Empire” from her self-titled new album on a live episode of the Emmy Award-winning musical competition series Tuesday, April 22. (more...)

Second Stage Theatre's SUBSTANCE OF FIRE Cancels Tonight's Performance
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

BroadwayWorld has just learned that the Second Stage production of SUBSTANCE OF FIRE has cancelled tonight's performance due to an actor illness. All ticket patrons have been notified. (more...)

Registration Opens for New Hampshire Theatre Project Adult Summer Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

NHTP's 2014 Adult Summer Improvisation Workshop is Open for Registration! NHTP Adult Workshop Intensives are held at the West End Studio Theatre in Portsmouth, NH for participants age 17 and up. Robin Fowler, a NHTP Resident Teaching Artist, will be the instructor for the series. For information about Robin, check out the About Us/Resident Artists page on our website. (more...)

Scoop: THE CHEW on ABC - Week of April 21, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 18, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE CHEW, airing on ABC for the week of April 21, 2014! (more...)

First Look: BLOOD RELATIONS Asks Did She or Didn't She? A Psychological Murder Mystery About Lizzie Borden
by Shari Barrett - Apr 18, 2014

On August 4, 1892, Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother were found bludgeoned in their family home. Lizzie was arrested for murder and the trial date set for June 5, 1893. The trial lasted fourteen days, and caused a national sensation as it was The First public trial in the United States to be covered extensively by the media. Popular opinion was split on her innocence or guilt. Did she or didn't she do it? See BLOOD RELATIONS and decide for yourself. (more...)

Sunhwa Chung, Ko-Ryo Dance Theater and More Set for Green Space, May 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Green Space is pleased to offer a diverse roster of new/ emerging artists in May. Fertile Ground will present new work by various artists and Take Root will present an evening of work by Sunhwa Chung/ Ko-Ryo Dance Theater. (more...)

Firsthand Account: Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir Launch HONEYBEELUJAH! in Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Last night in Times Square, Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir, launched their new campaign, HoneyBeeLujah!, with an hour-long action/performance in which the Reverend delivered the Choir's new manifesto, about big corporations' role in climate disruption and, specifically, the plight of the Honey Bee. (more...)

Denis O'Hare Joins Cast of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

In a new interview with Vulture, O'Hare confirmed that he'll be back for the fourth installment in Ryan Murphy's acclaimed horror anthology, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAKSHOW. O'Hare previously appeared in The First and third seasons of the show. (more...)

Zurich Meets New York: A Festival of Swiss Ingenuity to Present Live Music & Silent Films, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Zurich Meets New York: A Festival of Swiss Ingenuity presents Collegium Novum Zurich: Live Music & Silent Films on Friday, May 16, 7 p.m. at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. Featuring music by Carola Baukholt, Hanns Eisler, Erik Satie, and Iris ter Schiphorst. (more...)

Art Institute of Chicago to Open MAGRITTE: THE MYSTERY OF THE ORDINARY Exhibition, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

René Magritte, the playful and provocative Belgian Surrealist who set out to create works that would 'challenge the real world' by making 'everyday objects shriek out loud,' is the focus of a major exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago: Magritte, The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938. The show opens June 25, 2014 and runs through October 13, 2014 in Regenstein Hall. (more...)

Skirball Cultural Center Announces 2014 Sunset Concerts, Free Community Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Skirball Cultural Center announces the line-up for its eighteenth annual free Sunset Concerts. Circumnavigating the globe from the Americas to Africa, the 2014 season features a dynamic mix of traditions and styles. The schedule is as follows: the California debut of Noura Mint Seymali (July 24); the California debut of Conjunto Chappotin y Sus Estrellas (July 31); The Haden Triplets (August 7); Flaco Jimenez and Max Baca & Los Texmaniacs (August 14); Yiddish Tango Club (August 21); and Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys (August 28). (more...)

Guest Conductor Jack Everly to Lead Utah Symphony in MUSIC OF THE BABY BOOMERS, 5/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Guest conductor Jack Everly joins the Utah Symphony on May 2-3 for a trip down memory lane at Abravanel Hall. This special concert, celebrating the Baby Boom generation, highlights songs and television shows from the 1960s. The program features music by the Beach Boys, Frankie Valli, and the Beatles, and guest vocalists Roy Chicas, Jim Hogan, Marissa McGowan, N'Kenge, Kristine Reese and Max Quinlan. (more...)

Scoop: THE VOICE on NBC - Monday, May 5, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 18, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE VOICE, airing on NBC on Monday, May 5, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: THE VOICE on NBC - Tuesday, May 6, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 18, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE VOICE, airing on NBC on Tuesday, May 6, 2014! (more...)

Brokechella 2014 Announces Puppychella, Augmented Reality Programs, Artists and More for This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

cARTel: Collaborative Arts LA, Brownies and Lemonade and Shifty Rhythms, in conjunction with LA Weekly, Eventbrite and Lagunitas are proud to announce the activity, sponsor activation, and vendor lineup for the 2014 Arts & Music festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Red Branch Theatre Company's JOHN & JEN, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) will open its sixth mainstage season with The Last Five Years and john & jen in repertory billed under the series title "The Love/Loss Cycle." This is The First time that Red Branch will produce two shows in repertory since its inception in 2008. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ROCKY's Jennifer Mudge
by BWW Staff - Apr 18, 2014

Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with your favorite Broadway stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater? Their dream roles? Their Broadway crushes? Read on! In this week's edition, we caught up with Jennifer Mudge, who is starring as 'Gloria' in Rocky- currently playing at the Winter GardenTheatre. (more...)

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