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Fictionalized account of the life of Jackie Robinson.

MusclePharm Launches CocoProtein Sports Drink at Mr. Olympia Expo
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

DENVER, CO and LAS VEGAS, NV - Coinciding with the Mr. Olympia 2014 Expo in Las Vegas, MusclePharm Corporation (OTCQB: MSLP), a scientifically driven, performance-lifestyle sports nutrition company, announced the launch of CocoProtein, The First all-natural ready-to-drink sports beverage that combines protein and coconut water into one convenient, great-tasting product. (more...)

Get Fit Festival Supports Special Olympics World Games 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Kaiser Permanente Southern California welcomes back its annual Get Fit Festival at the Kaiser Permanente Irvine Medical Center on September 21, 2014. The festival begins at 7 a.m. with the kick-off of a six-person 50-mile team relay, shortly followed by a 30-mile bike tour and 25-mile team relay. In addition, the festival will feature a non-competitive 5K with proceeds benefiting Special Olympics World Games 2015 and fitness demonstrations for those of all ages. (more...)

PHOTO: First Look - Alexander Shipp Stars in Lifetime's 'AALIYAH' Biopic
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Lifetime has turned to Twitter to share The First image of Alexander Shipp as R&B artist Aaliyah in the network's upcoming biopic, Aaliyah: More Than a Woman (more...)

Author of BLOOD PROFIT$ Presents Two Book Events
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Three Gen Xers risk their lives to uncover and expose a global conspiracy to defraud the nation of trillions of dollars in an operation funded by war profiteering and illegal drug sales. That's the plot of novel 'Blood Profit$: The Lithium Conspiracy,' a political thriller written by James N. Patrick Sr. and J. Victor Tomaszek. Patrick will sign copies of 'Blood Profit$' at 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Trans-Pecos, 915 Wyckoff Ave., Ridgewood, Queens, N.Y.; Patrick also will sell and sign books from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza, 209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, N.Y. 'Blood Profit$: The Lithium Conspiracy' is The First book by first-time author Patrick and five-time novelist Tomaszek. The next book in the series could be released next year. 'We started writing the books via email several years ago,' Patrick said. 'The main characters of the book face ethical and moral decisions throughout the story.' The book is available at and other major book sellers, including For information about Trans-Pecos, go to For more information about Brooklyn Book Festival, go to About James N. Patrick Sr. Patrick is a former senior executive, research think tank founder, keynote speaker and life coach. He is a specialist in world affairs, trend analysis and business and change. Patrick owns Patricks' Pastures Alpaca Ranch in Denton, Texas. He also owns and operates Old Irish Bed & Breakfast - Wedding and Event Center in Denton. (more...)

Customer Experience Now Main Driver in Enterprise Workforce Optimization Adoption
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

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Barbra Streisand to Make History With No. 1 Album in Past Six Decades!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Legendary singer Barbra Streisand is about to make music history according to (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of STILL NOW
by Jeff Davis - Sep 19, 2014

BroadwayWorld-Austin is pleased to share these production photos from the World Premiere production of Still Now, a new play by Katie Bender. Still Now is produced by Shrewd Productions. (more...)

by TV Scoop - Sep 19, 2014

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Remy Bumppo to Partner with Mikva Challenge for BOTH YOUR HOUSES Previews
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company will be partnering with Mikva Challenge for The First three preview performances of their upcoming production of Both Your Houses, by the great American playwright Maxwell Anderson. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/19- Stephanie J. Block
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2014

Happy Birthday, Stephanie J. Block! On Broadway, Block has starred in The Boy From Oz, Wicked, The Pirate Queen, 9 To 5, Anything Goes, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. In addition, she originated the role of Elphaba in The First national tour of Wicked and in 2010 starred as Grizabella in the Municipal Opera Production production of Cats. Also that year, she starred as Sonia Walsk alongside Jason Alexander in the Reprise Theatre Company's production of They're Playing Our Song. (more...)

Armada Music Launches #GOLDRUSH Recordings
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Armada Music and Ben Gold are proud to present the launch of #Goldrush Recordings! (more...)

BWW Interview: Max Crumm Is the One That You Want in THE FANTASTICKS
by Joseph F. Panarello - Sep 19, 2014

Max Crumm goes from a reality TV show to THE FATNATSTICKS with several impressive stops along the way. (more...)

Ron White Adds Second Hershey Theatre Show, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

By popular demand, a second show has been added for Ron 'Tater Salad' White at Hershey Theatre on Friday, November 21 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Meet Mr. Porcupine From OPERA San Antonio's Production of FANTASTIC MR. FOX
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

t's almost here! On September 23 the curtain rises on the debut production of OPERA San Antonio. Fantastic Mr. Fox is a performance you'll want to bring the whole family to see. Based on the popular children's book by Roald Dahl about a brave and clever fox who outwits his enemies to save his family and friends, the opera features the music of Tobias Picker, who has been dubbed 'our finest composer for the lyric stage' by The Wall Street Journal. (more...)

Rosie Bitts to Bring STORIES OF LOVE AND PASSION to United Solo Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Canadian Burlesque Star, Rosie Bitts, makes her New York City debut in her new solo-show, Stories of Love and Passion which is being presented by the Untied Solo Theatre Festival. Stories of Love and Passion is written and performed by Rosie Bitts, directed and dramaturged by Suzanne Bachner and accompanied by Jeff Poynter. Rosie will be donating 5% of all profits from her solo work, Stories of Love and Passion, to local organizations that advocate for sex workers. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Anika Larsen, & Jarrod Spector to Remain with Broadway's BEAUTIFUL into 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that Jessie Mueller, who won rave reviews and the 2014 Tony Award for her heartwarming portrayal of Carole King, has extended her contract in Beautiful - The Carole King Musical until March 6, 2015. Her co-stars, Tony Award-nominees Anika Larsen and Jarrod Spector, who play legendary songwriting couple Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, will remain in the show until September 2015. (more...)

ROM Contemporary Culture Unveils New Season of Exhibitions, Events and Lectures Featuring Douglas Coupland, Bob Colacello and Sarah Thornton
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

ROM Contemporary Culture (RCC) today announced its new season of exhibitions, events and lectures. RCC's dynamic new calendar features Douglas Coupland's exhibition everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything, presented by TD Bank Group, opening at the ROM and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) on January 31, 2015. Also featured is Bob Colacello, Vanity Fair Special Correspondent and former editor of Andy Warhol's Interview, who will present this year's Eva Holtby lecture Warhol and Reagan: Architects of Change? on November 17, 2014. In addition, best-selling author Sarah Thornton will speak on October 30, 2014 on her new book 33 Artists in 3 Acts which examines the inner lives of contemporary artists. (more...)

BigMarker Advances the First Full-Featured No-Download Web Conferencing Platform, Scaling to 100 Attendees With 9-Way Video Conferencing
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

CHICAGO, IL - BigMarker (, the platform for learning and sharing through web conferences, announced today that its users can now host free web conferences with up to 100 participants including up to 9 sharing webcams at a time with no downloads or plugins required. This major update is a follow-on to the introduction of the world's first full-featured WebRTC conferencing platform, which the company released in a limited Beta last month. (more...)

Broadway's CHICAGO to Welcome New 'Mama' Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

On Monday, September 29, the company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record- breaking hit musical CHICAGO welcomes a brand new 'Countess of the Clink' to the cell block, when Carmen Ruby Floyd makes her debut as Matron 'Mama' Morton. (more...)

Public Theater Extends Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM Through 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Due to popular demand, The Public Theater has extended Bridget Everett's critically acclaimed ROCK BOTTOM at Joe's Pub to Thursday, October 16. Created by Bridget Everett, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz, and Matt Ray, and directed by Scott Wittman, this shockingly funny and moving new show began performances on September 9 and was originally slated to close on October 11. ROCK BOTTOM was originally commissioned as part of the Joe's Pub 2013 New York Voices series. (more...)

DENITIA AND SENE to Release New EP, 11/11
by Danielle DeSisto - Sep 19, 2014

With their soulful, smooth-as-silk sound, Brooklyn-based denitia and sene effortlessly meld elements of electronic, hip hop, R&B & soul in equal doses. (more...)

OLIVES AND BLOOD Opens 10/2 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

On October 2, OLIVES AND BLOOD will open on the stage at Connecticut Repertory Theatre, making its regional theatre and Connecticut premiere. The production marks the culmination of a journey that playwright Michael Bradford began nearly a decade earlier. The play explores the mystery surrounding the unsolved murder of the Spanish poet-playwright, Federico Garcia Lorca. Lorca, a promising and polarizing young artist, was disappeared during the Spanish Revolution. (more...)

Thousands To Protest At Metropolitan Opera Gala Opening To Stand Against Anti-Semitism
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

A coalition of organizations will protest at Lincoln Center on Monday evening, Sept. 22, at 4:30 PM, across the street from the Lincoln Center Plaza at Broadway & 65th Street to protest the Metropolitan Opera House's decision to air the “The Death of Klinghoffer.” Thousands are expected to gather on Mondayevening, which marks The First night of the gala opening of the Metropolitan opera season. Dignitaries and elected officials are expected to join the thousands of demonstrators who will gather to raise their voices against this opera which promotes terrorism, and anti-Semitism. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Lena Hall Talks Tony Award, HEDWIG, and The Deafening
by David Clarke - Sep 19, 2014

Exciting. Electric. Exhilarating. Rocking. Phenomenal. All of these words have been used to describe HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Broadway. And, one of Broadway's hottest talents is helping to ensure that these adjectives are justified. The incomparably charming and charismatic Tony Award Winner Lena Hall, co-starring as Yitzhak, recently talked to me about her Tony win, HEDWIG, and her band, The Deafening. (more...)

The Canton Symphony Orchestra's MasterWorks Series Opens With AMERICAN MOSAIC, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

October 5, 2014 is opening night for the Canton Symphony Orchestra's (CSO) 2014-2015 MasterWorks Series. The concert, titled “American Mosaic”, features music by American composers John Corigliano, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Howard Hanson and Dudley Buck. The night also marks The First time audience members will be able to access Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, where the performance will be held, through the Zimmermann Symphony Center entrance. The pre-concert lecture, free to all ticket concert ticket holders, begins at 6:30pm and the concert begins at 7:30pm. (more...)

Sasha Waltz & Guests Coming to CAl Performances
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Sasha Waltz & Guests, the Berlin-based dance company known for its expansive works within the tradition of tanztheater (German expressionist dance), returns to Cal Performances for The First time since December 2010 with Impromptus (2004). (more...)

Judy Collins to Make Segerstrom Center Debut, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Grammy Award-winning artist Judy Collins makes her Segerstrom Center for the Arts debut in her Holidays and Hits concert on December 6 in the Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. It will be an evening of beloved holiday songs and music from her five-decade career that has produced such legendary interpretations as 'Both Sides Now,' 'Send in the Clowns' and 'Amazing Grace.' The New York Times states, 'Watching Ms. Collins perform ... is like studying a jewel that reveals new facets as it is slowly turned into the light.' Joining her will be the Passenger String Quartet. (more...)

Chippendales Celebrates 35th Anniversary Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

1979 was the year that introduced the world to the Sony Walkman, Donna Summer's "Last Dance" won the Oscar for Best Song, "The Dukes of Hazard" and "Dallas" dominated the small screen and Bo Derek made her famous jog on the beach in the film "10". It was also the year that the Chippendales began gyrating their way into the hearts and laps of women everywhere. By putting a new twist on an old profession, the striptease, the Men of Chippendales, one of the most exclusive fraternities in the world, became The First all-male dance troupe for women. (more...)

ABC to Team with Telecinco for Local Stations in Puerto Rico
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The ABC Television Network has reached a new affiliation agreement for Telecinco Inc's WORA to be the new ABC station in Puerto Rico. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cape Rep Theatre's GOOD PEOPLE, Now Playing Through 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Cape Rep Theatre will present the Cape Cod Premiere of Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire, September 18th through October 19th, playing Wednesdays at 7 pm, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Denver Actress and ScreenPLAY's Founder, ADRIAN EGOLF on Favorite Scripts and Movies, and Her Unique and Fun Stage Experience
by Michael Mulhern - Sep 19, 2014

We speak with the talented ADRIAN AGOLF on her wonderfully inventive and exciting new group, ScreenPLAY and her wish list of movie scripts coming soon to a stage near you! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: September 13-19
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 19, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include opening night of LOVE LETTERS, Barbra Streisand on Jimmy Fallon, the American Theatre Wing's Annual Gala honoring Dame Angela Lansbury, and more! (more...)

REDCAT to Premiere MADAME FREEDOM in United States, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The Seoul-based video and performance collaborators Hyung Su Kim and Hyo Jin Kim, who awed audiences at the 2013 Edinburgh International Festival, will present the U.S. premiere of their immersive piece Madame Freedom at REDCAT, CalArt's Downtown Center for Contemporary Arts on October 2-5, 2014. (more...)

Woodlawn Theatre to Welcome Seth Rudetsky & James Wesley for UNBROKEN CIRCLE Talkback, 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The historic Woodlawn Theatre stages the Texas premiere of the family drama, Unbroken Circle. Sirius XM Radio Host and co-producer of the play Seth Rudetsky, will host a talkback following the 7:30 p.m. performance of Unbroken Circle September 25. The talkback features playwright James Wesley, and their daughter Juli, who play father and daughter in Unbroken Circle. (more...)

THE JUDGE, MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN Among 2014 Heartland Film Festival Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The Heartland Film Festival—Indiana's largest and longest-running independent film festival—will showcase more than 130 independent films and gives audiences access to more than 100 independent filmmakers from around the world from Oct. 16-25, 2014 (more...)

BWW Reviews: MacTheatre Has Definitely Got It and Flaunts It in THE PRODUCERS
by Wendi Reichstein - Sep 19, 2014

"I really, really miss high school theatre." This was The First thought I had as I entered, sat and watched, and exited McCallum Fine Arts Academy' production of The Producers. Because I first-handedly know how much work- and how much fun- it is to spend countless hours rehearsing (need to interject that these dedicated students spent their summer rehearsing for this show), running the show countless times, and making several costume and set changes, showstopping numbers, and putting on a beloved Broadway musical on their high school stage look easy. And MacTheatre pulled it off. (more...)

Megan Hilty Welcomes Baby Daughter Viola Philomena!
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The 'Smash' star and Broadway vet welcomed baby daughter Viola Philomena yesterday, Thursday, September 18th in New York City! (more...)

BWW interviews: Director LEE SANKOWICH Discusses LOW HANGING FRUIT
by Don Grigware - Sep 19, 2014

After serving sixteen years as Artistic Director of the Marin Theatre Company, Lee Sankowich resigned in 2006 to return to producing and directing independently. Among the forty five plays he directed at Marin, there were two Estate sanctioned world premieres of previously unproduced Tennessee Williams' plays. His career began with a jump start with his successful productions of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOOS' NEST which ran for two and a half years in New York, five and a half years in San Francisco, a year and a half in Boston, and in Israel. Since then he has worked in Regional Theatres across the country including Baltimore Center Stage, The Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Rep, Florida Stage, Geva, Jewish Repertory Theatre, City Theatre, Center Rep, San (more...)

James Snyder, Dave Liebman Band & More Set for Birdland, Week of 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for September 29 - October 5, featuring Dave Liebman Big Band, If/Then's James Snyder, Kurt Elling, Jay Leonhart Duo, and more! (more...)

Tickets to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Dr. Phillips Center On Sale 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, in partnership with Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America, announces that tickets for Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will go on sale Friday, September 26 at 10 a.m. for the premiere Orlando engagement at the Dr. Phillips Center. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, the most successful musical of all-time, will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. To purchase tickets, visit, call 844-513-2014 or visit the Dr. Phillips Center box office located at 155 East Anderson Street in downtown Orlando. Ticket prices start at $38. (more...)

Nike Launches We Run Series Inspiring Athletes to Achieve their Personal Best
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

What does it take to achieve a personal best? Runners need the right equipment, the right training plan and the right motivation. From August until February, Nike's We Run Race Series will reach more than 140,000 runners in 14 races around the world. These athletes will be supported with the latest footwear and apparel innovations to take their race goals to the next level, including the new light, responsive and supportive Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 as well as the latest performance Dri-FIT Knit tops. And the Nike+ Running app will provide athletes everywhere with the motivation, inspiration and coaching they need to train for races no matter the distance. (more...)

Anna Netrebko to Lead MACBETH, Opening Sept 24 at The Met
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Anna Netrebko sings her first North American performances of the charismatic villainess of Verdi's Macbeth this season, in starry cast that also includes Željko Lu?i? as Macbeth, Joseph Calleja as Macduff, and René Pape as Banquo. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi will lead all seven performances of the opera, which opens September 24 in a revival of noted Shakespeare director Adrian Noble's 2007 production. The October 11 matinee performance will launch the ninth season of the Met's Live in HD series when it is transmitted worldwide to more than 2,000 movie theaters in 68 countries around the world. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Marks Second Consecutive Balanced Budget
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Building on last year's announcement that The Dallas Opera had achieved a balanced operating budget for the 2012-2013 Season, TDO is thrilled to announce that it has maintained that balanced operating result to end the 2013-2014 Season 'in the black,' as well. This marks The First time in fifteen years that the company has achieved back-to-back balanced operating results! The company's latest fiscal year ended on June 30th and the results were subsequently confirmed by an outside audit. (more...)

TODAY's Al Roker & Jay Leno Announce USO Tour to Middle East
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

America's favorite weatherman Al Roker announces plans to bring laughter, smiles and good times to troops stationed on the frontlines as a part of his first-ever USO tour. (more...)

Lee Ann Womack and John Legend Team for CMT CROSSROADS, 9/26
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter John Legend teamed up with Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lee Ann Womack last night in Nashville for one of the most special episodes of CMT CROSSROADS in franchise history. CMT CROSSROADS: JOHN LEGEND AND LEE ANN WOMACK premieres Friday, September 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT only on CMT. (more...)

Disney Channel's ZAPPED, Justin Bieber: Limitless Among New Digital Releases from MarVista Digital Entertainment
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

From teen and family comedies to sci-fi disasters to pop star documentaries, there is entertainment for everyone this fall with a slate of star-driven films, limited series and an all-new music documentary from MarVista Digital Entertainment (more...)

BAFTA Announces First Hong Kong Scholarship Recipients
by Movies News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced the names of The First ever recipients of BAFTA scholarships in Hong Kong. The news comes as the organisation prepares to host a series of events in Hong Kong in October, as part of its continuing outreach into Asia. (more...)

Members of Philadelphia Orchestra to Play for Cultural Ambassadors, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

(Philadelphia, September 18, 2014)—The Philadelphia Orchestra continues to break new ground as one of the United States' foremost cultural ambassadors with a Monday, September 22, performance at 7:15 PM at the United Nations on the occasion of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly at the invitation of the Global Sustainable Development Foundation, a new foundation focused on supporting the mission of the United Nations. (more...)

It's iPhone Release Date -- Lines, Lines and More Lines
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Apple® today announced a record number of first day pre-orders of iPhone® 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, with over four million in The First 24 hours. Demand for the new iPhones exceeds the initial pre-order supply and while a significant amount will be delivered to customers beginning on Friday and throughout September, many iPhone pre-orders are scheduled to be delivered in October. Additional supply of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available to walk-in customers on Friday, September 19 at 8:00 a.m. local time at Apple retail stores. Customers are encouraged to arrive early or order online from the Apple Online Store( to pickup in-store or receive an estimated delivery date. Both models will also be available on Friday from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, additional carriers and select Apple Authorized Resellers. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Music Video for Jennifer Lopez's 'Booty' ft. Iggy Azalea!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Below, check out the official music video for Jennifer Lopez's 'Booty” ft. Iggy Azalea. (more...)

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