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Based on the 1963 coming-of-age classic and scripted by Terry Johnson, The Graduate follows Benjamin Braddock, a twenty-one year old recent college graduate who is facing high expectations from his parents and anxiety about his future. Upon his return home, Ben is seduced by an older woman, Mrs. Robinson – the wife of his father’s business partner – which begins a secret affair. Although the affair ends, it comes back to haunt him when he falls for Mrs. Robinson’s daughter, Elaine.

For Infinitely Virtual – and Some Fortunate High School Students – the Cloud Extends to HungaryFor Infinitely Virtual – and Some Fortunate High School Students – the Cloud Extends to Hungary
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Infinitely Virtual will equip an advanced computer science class at ICSB with its Diamond Virtual Datacenter Standard plan, valued at approximately $4,000. The company will provide 24 students with 48 virtual machines for classroom curriculum as part of an ongoing program. The configuration consists of 100GB RAM, 1TB storage, 50 Ghz CPU, and 48 Windows Server Standard. (more...)

Montego Glover, Robert Christopher Riley and More Star in The Old Globe's THE ROYALE, Opening TonightMontego Glover, Robert Christopher Riley and More Star in The Old Globe's THE ROYALE, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

The Old Globe presents Marco Ramirez's ('Orange is the New Black,' 'Sons of Anarchy') wildly theatrical new play The Royale, directed by two-time Obie Award-winning and Drama Desk Award-nominated Rachel Chavkin. Founding Artistic Director of New York's the TEAM, Chavkin most recently won accolades for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (The New York Times, Time Out New York, and New York Post Critics's Picks, and Top Ten of 2012 and 2013). The Royale will run through November 2 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is tonight, October 9 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Montego Glover, Robert Christopher Riley and More in THE ROYALE at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: First Look at Montego Glover, Robert Christopher Riley and More in THE ROYALE at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

The Old Globe presents Marco Ramirez's ('Orange is the New Black,' 'Sons of Anarchy') wildly theatrical new play The Royale, directed by two-time Obie Award-winning and Drama Desk Award-nominated Rachel Chavkin, Founding Artistic Director of New York's the TEAM, Chavkin most recently won accolades for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (The New York Times, Time Out New York, and New York Post Critics's Picks, and Top Ten of 2012 and 2013). The Royale runs now through November 2 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is tomorrow, October 9 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

JACK Quartet, Miranda Cuckson, Vox n Plux and More to Perform World Premieres at The Italian Academy, 10/30JACK Quartet, Miranda Cuckson, Vox n Plux and More to Perform World Premieres at The Italian Academy, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

The Italian Academy hosts the inaugural concert of *The Stefan Wolpe Fund featuring world premieres and works by Charles Wuorinen, Jonathan Dawe, Matthew Greenbaum and William Anderson on Thursday, October 30th at 8pm. Also on the program, a New York premiere for string sextet by Charles Wuorinen. Featured artists: JACK Quartet, pianist Steven Beck, Vox n Plux, violist Miranda Cuckson and cellist Jay Campbell. This concert was produced by Zaidee Parkinson and Alanna Maharajh Stone with generous support from *The Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music. (more...)

BWW Reports: LUKE YANKEE's New Play About the AFTERMATH of the TITANICBWW Reports: LUKE YANKEE's New Play About the AFTERMATH of the TITANIC
by Don Grigware - Oct 7, 2014

A new play by award-winning playwright Luke Yankee will receive its world premiere at UC-Irvine this November. The Last Lifeboat is the untold story of J. Bruce Ismay, the owner of the White Star Line at the time of the sinking of the Titanic, whose decision to save himself rather than go down with the ship made him the scapegoat for one of the greatest disasters of all time. An ensemble cast playing multiple roles tells this epic tale which explores not only the tragedy itself, but the sensationalized trials and aftermath of the night that changed the world forever. The production will be directed and produced by Don Hill, Vice Chair of the UCI Drama Department. (more...)

THE MAC/GMTWP Songwriters Showcase: 'New from NYU - Songs for Cabaret Artists' Set for 10/11THE MAC/GMTWP Songwriters Showcase: 'New from NYU - Songs for Cabaret Artists' Set for 10/11
by Anna Bencivengo - Oct 6, 2014

The event will be on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway in The Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program ("GMTWP") Black Box Theatre, 2nd floor, followed by a meet-and-greet with the writers and performers. (more...)

CAN WE TALK? Panel with Tom Sellar Set for Segal Theatre, 11/3CAN WE TALK? Panel with Tom Sellar Set for Segal Theatre, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

'Can We Talk? Towards a Critical Discourse' with Tom Sellar is set for Monday, November 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Segal Theatre. Free and open to the public. (more...)

John Tiffany-Helmed LET THE RIGHT ONE IN to Make American Debut at St. Ann's Warehouse This WinterJohn Tiffany-Helmed LET THE RIGHT ONE IN to Make American Debut at St. Ann's Warehouse This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back the National Theatre of Scotland, director John Tiffany and associate director Steven Hoggett for the American Premiere of Let the Right One In, which Jack Thorne adapted for the stage from John Ajvide Lindqvist's novel and screenplay, and which garnered tremendous acclaim on London's West End earlier this year. (more...)

CHOSEN CHILD to Play Boston Playwrights' Theatre, 10/30-11/22CHOSEN CHILD to Play Boston Playwrights' Theatre, 10/30-11/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) continues its 2014-15 season of new plays next week with Monica Bauer's Chosen Child. (more...)

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner - Meet the Full Cast of DISGRACED on Broadway!Guess Who's Coming to Dinner - Meet the Full Cast of DISGRACED on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Oct 23, 2014

The Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar makes its Broadway premiere tonight, October 23, starring Hari Dhillon (star of the acclaimed London's Bush Theatre production), Gretchen Mol ('Boardwalk Empire'), Karen Pittman (Domesticated) and Josh Radnor ('How I Met Your Mother'). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Quebec English-Language Premiere of SOCIAL STUDIES to Open Nov 1 at the Centaur TheatreQuebec English-Language Premiere of SOCIAL STUDIES to Open Nov 1 at the Centaur Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

From November 1 to 30, 2014 Centaur Theatre presents the Quebec English-language premiere of Tricia Cooper's, Social Studies, featuring an intimate four-member cast directed by triple threat playwright, actor and director, Paul Van Dyck (Sahara Crossing, Haunted, Miss Sugarpuss Must Die!, Paradise Lost, Blood Wild and the META-winning Oroonoko). (more...)

Josh Radnor on Broadway's DISGRACED: 'I Really Liked How the Heroes & Villains Keep Shifting'Josh Radnor on Broadway's DISGRACED: 'I Really Liked How the Heroes & Villains Keep Shifting'
by TV News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Today, the drama's star Josh Radnor, best known for his role on CBS's 'How I Met Your Mother', spoke to the New York Post about his latest project, which features the dinner party from hell. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: NTI Changed My Life - Josh RadnorBWW TV Exclusive: NTI Changed My Life - Josh Radnor
by National Theater Institute - Oct 20, 2014

The National Theater Institute includes a vibrant community of over 3,500 alumni. The many talents of these actors, writers, directors, and designers can be seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in films, television, London's West End, and at every major regional theater in the U.S. Actor, writer, director, Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother, Happythankyoumoreplease, Liberal Arts, The Graduate) is currently starring in Disgraced on Broadway. Today Risk Again! shares his reflections on studying with NTI in the spring of 1995. Watch the video to hear more about his memories of training at the O'Neill, his play Napoleon Blownapart, and the many ways NTI changed his life as an artist. (more...)

The Canton Symphony Orchestra Continues Its ConverZations Series, 10/13The Canton Symphony Orchestra Continues Its ConverZations Series, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

The second installment in the Canton Symphony Orchestra's new free lecture series, ConverZations, will begin at noon on Columbus Day – Monday, October 13th. ConverZations are public discussions featuring a variety of musicians and music-lovers alike. The series takes place at noon on the second Monday of every month from September 2014 to May 2015 in the Zimmermann Symphony Center (The Z), 2331 17th St. NW, Canton. (more...)

Anna D. Shapiro Will Take Over as Steppenwolf Artistic Director, Campus Expansion AnnouncedAnna D. Shapiro Will Take Over as Steppenwolf Artistic Director, Campus Expansion Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the nation's longest-standing, most distinguished ensemble theater, announced today new leadership and unveiled plans for a future campus expansion. Steppenwolf ensemble member and Tony Award-winning director Anna D. Shapiro will succeed Martha Lavey as artistic director at the conclusion of the current season in fall 2015. (more...)

CTSA to Present THE LAST LIFEBOAT, Begin. 11/14CTSA to Present THE LAST LIFEBOAT, Begin. 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine has announced the world premiere of a new play by award-winning playwright Luke Yankee. (more...)

McIntosh Joins Brayben In BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL As Full Casting Announced!McIntosh Joins Brayben In BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL As Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Joining Katie Brayben playing the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann. (more...)

Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Joining Katie Brayben playing the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann. As previously announced the leading cast members also include Alan Morrissey as King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. (more...)

THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN Begins Previews Tonight Off-BroadwayTHE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN Begins Previews Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

VH Theatrical Development Foundation proudly announces the Off-Broadway premiere of THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN, a new play by acclaimed author Laura Pedersen, directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser. THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN will be performed tonight, October 16th through Sunday, December 14th at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre (38 Commerce Street, Manhattan). The Press Opening is Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 3PM. (more...)

Kathleen Turner to Star in 'RED HOT PATRIOT' at Berkeley RepKathleen Turner to Star in 'RED HOT PATRIOT' at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

This November, Berkeley Repertory Theatre rolls out the red carpet for two-time Tony and Oscar nominee Kathleen Turner for her Berkeley Rep debut in Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins (more...)

Harris Center Presents AN EVENING WITH ART GARFUNKEL, 11/12Harris Center Presents AN EVENING WITH ART GARFUNKEL, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2014

Blessed with what the New York Times described as a 'beautiful countertenor,' singer Art Garfunkel has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel. After a long battle with debilitating vocal-cord paresis - diagnosed in January 2010, Art's voice has fully recovered. He's back performing live shows and Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom is fortunate to have just booked him for a memorable one evening performance. (more...)

Firehouse Theatre Announces Full Cast and Creative Team for A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMASFirehouse Theatre Announces Full Cast and Creative Team for A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Firehouse Theatre is proud to announce the full cast and creative team working on the next production of its 21st Season, A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel. Directed by Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates, this touching family musical will play 14 performances, November 20 - December 20, 2014. Opening night is November 21. (more...)

Christina Anderson, Lynn Nottage, and More Headline THE NEW BLACK FESTChristina Anderson, Lynn Nottage, and More Headline THE NEW BLACK FEST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

After the premiere of Facing Our Truth: Short Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege at the Segal Center, we continue our collaboration with The New Black Fest (New York) to explore privilege, race, and history. Join us as we present readings from The Ashes Under Gait City by Christina Anderson (New York), Book of Social Usage by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage (New York), and Schwarz Gemacht or How Klaus Found His Blackness by Alexander Thomas (Canada) directed by Kamilah Forbes. (more...)

New Worlds Theatre Project Presents English-Language Production of Peretz Hirshbein's Yiddish Play ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER Beginning 11/29New Worlds Theatre Project Presents English-Language Production of Peretz Hirshbein's Yiddish Play ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER Beginning 11/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

New Worlds Theatre Project (Ellen Perecman, Producing Artistic Director) has announced that it will present Peretz Hirshbein's Yiddish play, On the Other Side of the River, in a world premiere translation, beginning Saturday, November 29 at 7pm at HERE, 145 Sixth Avenue. The opening night is set for Thursday, December 4. On the Other Side of the River runs through Sunday, December 21. (more...)

Haiti Energie, S.A./LLC Partners with Florida International University (FIU) to Solve Electricity Crisis in HaitiHaiti Energie, S.A./LLC Partners with Florida International University (FIU) to Solve Electricity Crisis in Haiti
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

To solve the power crisis, Haiti Energie partnered with the FIU's Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. Under the partnership agreement, the FIU will provide the engineering design and plan for every project Haiti Energie takes on. (more...)

Scribd Adds 30,000 Audiobooks To Its Library, Creating The Largest Unlimited Book Offering From World's Top PublishersScribd Adds 30,000 Audiobooks To Its Library, Creating The Largest Unlimited Book Offering From World's Top Publishers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Scribd, the leading subscription book service, today announced that it is broadening its offering to give subscribers access to more than 30,000 audiobooks. Titles will include new releases, as well as smash hits and award winners like The Hunger Gamestrilogy, The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano, and Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, all for Scribd's current price of $8.99 per month. The addition of this extensive audiobooks selection, which includes titles from Blackstone, HarperCollins, Naxos and Scholastic, to Scribd's existing library of more than half a million e-books represents the largest unlimited-access offering of e-books and audiobooks available today. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre to Present IT HAPPENED ONE CHRISTMAS EVEWestchester Broadway Theatre to Present IT HAPPENED ONE CHRISTMAS EVE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

It Happened One Christmas Eve is the heart-warming story, about an infant left on the doorstep of an old brownstone rooming-house in Brooklyn on Christmas Eve, and the magic she brings to the lives of those who find her. (more...)

Theater for a New Audience to Host CELEBRATING CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE Talks, Beginning 11/8Theater for a New Audience to Host CELEBRATING CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE Talks, Beginning 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Theatre for a New Audience, Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director, will present four panel discussions entitled 'Celebrating Christopher Marlowe' in conjunction with its epic production now on stage of Marlowe's 1587 Tamburlaine, Parts I and II, edited and directed by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd and starring John Douglas Thompson heading a cast of 19 performing 60 roles. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Remembering Mike Nichols
by Walter McBride - Nov 23, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of acclaimed director, producer, writer, and performer Mike Nichols, who passed away on Wednesday evening at age 83. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York were dimmed in his memory on November 21st, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at the last 30 or so years of his career. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents IT HAPPENED ONE CHRISTMAS EVEWestchester Broadway Theatre Presents IT HAPPENED ONE CHRISTMAS EVE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2014

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents It Happened One Christmas Eve By Bob Fitzsimmons and Barbara Campbell| Musical arrangements by Steven Silverstein.| Directed and Choreographed by Jonathan Stahl Musical Direction by Leo Carusone December 4th - December 28th, 2014 (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: A Mike Nichols Remembrance - Brilliance On Broadway, In Hollywood & Far BeyondFLASH FRIDAY: A Mike Nichols Remembrance - Brilliance On Broadway, In Hollywood & Far Beyond
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 21, 2014

In honor of his death, today we salute one of the most renowned and respected directors on Broadway, in Hollywood and far beyond, the one and only Mike Nichols. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Danielle Wade Sings Landon Braverman & Derek Hassler's 'Thin Ice'BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Danielle Wade Sings Landon Braverman & Derek Hassler's 'Thin Ice'
by Stage Tube - Nov 21, 2014

This week's spotlight shines on Landon Braverman and Derek Hassler, featuring OVER THE RAINBOW winner Danielle Wade performing their song 'Thin Ice' at 54 Below. The setting for the original song is inspired by a cabin Hassler's family used to own in Wisconsin. (more...)

Broadway Dims Lights Tonight in Honor of Mike NicholsBroadway Dims Lights Tonight in Honor of Mike Nichols
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of acclaimed director, producer, writer, and performer Mike Nichols, who passed away on Wednesday evening at age 83. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory tonight, November 21st, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Mike NicholsRecording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Mike Nichols
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Yesterday, BWW reported the sad news that legendary director Mike Nichols passed away on Wednesday, November 19th at the age of 83. Today, The Recording Academy issued the following statement on his passing: (more...)

Lincoln Center to Pay Tribute to Mike Nichols on 65th Street TonightLincoln Center to Pay Tribute to Mike Nichols on 65th Street Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

With the sad news of the passing of stage and screen director Mike Nichols, the distinctive digital signage (known as Blades) along West 65th Street at Lincoln Center will be lit tonight from 7:45 to 8:00 PM with a special message in his honor. (more...)

VIDEO: THE VIEW's Whoopi Goldberg Breaks Down Announcing News of Mike Nichols PassingVIDEO: THE VIEW's Whoopi Goldberg Breaks Down Announcing News of Mike Nichols Passing
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Whoopi Goldberg couldn't hold back the tears on this morning's THE VIEW while announcing the death of her friend and colleague Mike Nichols. (more...)

Oratorio Society of New York to Present Handel's MESSIAH, 12/22Oratorio Society of New York to Present Handel's MESSIAH, 12/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

'Annual performances of Handel's Messiah have been a New York tradition from the time New York culture began to assert itself,' says Oratorio Society of New York Music Director Kent Tritle. English choral societies, inspired by grand performances of Messiah at Westminster Abbey at the turn of the 19th century, would perform the work periodically, but the Oratorio Society of New York made it an annual tradition in New York City - in 1874, the year after the Society was founded. (more...)

Kendrick, Streep & More React to News of Mike Nichols' Passing; Updating LiveKendrick, Streep & More React to News of Mike Nichols' Passing; Updating Live
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

BWW earlier reported the sad news that EGOT winner and entertainment icon Mike Nichols passed away suddenly on Wednesday. Friends and colleagues have already turned to Twitter to express their sorrow at the unexpected news. BWW will continue to update the reactions as they are posted. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: A Mike Nichols Retrospective: Remembering the Entertainment IconSTAGE TUBE: A Mike Nichols Retrospective: Remembering the Entertainment Icon
by Stage Tube - Nov 20, 2014

As reported earlier this morning, famed EGOT winner Mike Nichols died yesterday, Wednesday, November 19th at the age of 83. In honor of Nichols and his lasting legacy, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at his career, from the 2003 Kennedy Center Honors, to his beloved sketches with Elaine May. (more...)

EGOT Winner & Entertainment Icon Mike Nichols Dies at Age 83EGOT Winner & Entertainment Icon Mike Nichols Dies at Age 83
by Movies News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

ABC News reports that EGOT winner and entertainment icon Mike Nichols passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 19th at the age of 83. (more...)

Broadway to Dim Lights Tomorrow in Honor of Mike NicholsBroadway to Dim Lights Tomorrow in Honor of Mike Nichols
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of acclaimed director, producer, writer, and performer Mike Nichols, who passed away on Wednesday evening at age 83. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Friday, November 21st, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company's TWELFTH NIGHT Notoriously Fabulous at the DixonTN Shakespeare Company's TWELFTH NIGHT Notoriously Fabulous at the Dixon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Inspired by both titles of William Shakespeare's popular, musical comedy, Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, continues its seventh season of plays with a turn-of-the-century musical hall production of Twelfth Night, or What You Will. (more...)

Houston Ballet's 2014 Holiday Season to Debut with THE NUTCRACKERHouston Ballet's 2014 Holiday Season to Debut with THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2014

HOUSTON, TEXAS - From November 28 - December 28, 2014, Houston Ballet celebrates the holidays with Ben Stevenson's breathtaking production of The Nutcracker, seen by over 1,000,000 people since its premiere 27 years ago. The beloved ballet tells the story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. She encounters the frightful King Rat before embarking on a wondrous journey through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Young and old alike will experience the many special effects, including the Christmas tree which "grows" to 40 feet, 200 pounds of "snow" falling during the snow scene, and the firing of cannon onstage. Houston Ballet will give 35 performances of The Nutcracker, to a live orchestra, in the Brown Theater at Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston. Tickets may be purchased by calling 713-227-2787 or logging on to www.houstonballet.org. (more...)

JetPay Corporation Appoints Pete J. DuPré as Chief Information OfficerJetPay Corporation Appoints Pete J. DuPré as Chief Information Officer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Mr. DuPré brings to JetPay a 30 year career in IT, software engineering and product development. Pete's most recent positions were with Amazon Web Services, Inc. where he served as a Technology Transformation Advisor, and Vantiv, Inc., a debit and credit card processor, where Pete was responsible for re-engineering their product development methodology. Prior to these assignments, Pete spent 12 years with Micro Focus International, a multinational software and information technology corporation, as Chief Solutions Architect, and Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. He also held progressively senior roles with Eastman Kodak. Pete attended The Graduate program at the University of Rochester and has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering from the State University of NY, Buffalo. Pete is the author of numerous papers in his field of expertise, including articles on designing for technology-based businesses. Pete has been a keynote speaker at various industry events for over a decade, and received multiple awards for outstanding service at his previous companies. (more...)

Segal Center to Mark 'PUPPETRY AND MATERIAL PERFORMANCE' Release with Screenings, Panel, 12/1Segal Center to Mark 'PUPPETRY AND MATERIAL PERFORMANCE' Release with Screenings, Panel, 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

The Segal Center is pleased to celebrate the publication of The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance (Routledge, 2014), edited by Dassia N. Posner, Claudia Orenstein, and John Bell, with a full day of curated screenings followed by excerpted performances and a panel discussion featuring John Bell (Director of the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut) and Claudia Orenstein (Associate Professor at Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY). The event takes place on Monday, December 1, with screenings from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. followed by a 6:30 p.m. performance and conversation. (more...)

The Art Institute of Chicago Appoints Chinese Art Scholar Tao Wang to Lead Department of Asian ArtThe Art Institute of Chicago Appoints Chinese Art Scholar Tao Wang to Lead Department of Asian Art
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

The Art Institute of Chicago announces the appointment of internationally recognized Chinese art scholar Tao Wang as the Pritzker Chair, Department of Asian Art, and Curator of Chinese Art. (more...)

Betsy Morgan & More to Perform Songs by Braverman & Hassler at Don't Tell Mama, 11/24Betsy Morgan & More to Perform Songs by Braverman & Hassler at Don't Tell Mama, 11/24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Musical theatre songwriting team Braverman and Hassler present an evening of original cabaret songs and selections from their musicals Queen of the West and The White Rose, performed by a cast that features Briana Carlson-Goodman (Les Miserables), Betsy Morgan (Found, A Little Night Music), Catherine Ricafort (Cinderella, Honeymoon In Vegas), Will Roland (The Black Suits, LoserSongs), Celeste Rose, and Noah Zachary (Clown Bar). 'It's About Time' marks Braverman and Hassler's long-awaited New York cabaret debut. Direction is by Don't Tell Mama's associate director of programming Max Friedman and musical direction is by Matt Aument. (more...)

Sunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on BroadwaySunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 16, 2014

From Broadway debuts to stage veterans, this season is swarming with big screen stars. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you the backstory on this year's film-to-stage transplants. Scroll down to learn more, and be sure to let us who you're most excited to see on the Great White Way, plus which actors you'd like to make the leap! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Adam Sandler Stars in New Comedy THE COBBLERVIDEO: First Look - Adam Sandler Stars in New Comedy THE COBBLER
by Movies News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Below, check out an all-new international trailer for THE COBBLER, starring Adam Sandler. The film premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and is due to hit theaters in 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hugh Jackman, Victor Garber, Jerry Mitchell, Diane Sawyer and More Visit Jack O'Brien at 54 BelowPhoto Flash: Hugh Jackman, Victor Garber, Jerry Mitchell, Diane Sawyer and More Visit Jack O'Brien at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

This weekend, Tony Award-winning Director Jack O'Brien celebrated his 'Diamond Jubilee' by taking to the stage of 54 Below with his show 'I've Still Got My Health, So What Do I Care?' Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

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