The Ladder

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Mansfield Theatre (New York, NY)
256 W. 47th St.
New York, NY 10036
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Investigation Discovery to Debut I'D KILL FOR YOU, 11/2
by TV News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

Lust, jealousy, and passion bubble at the center of a heated love affair. But when infatuation conspires with manipulation, the end result is a dangerous obsession. Investigation Discovery's all-new series I'D KILL FOR YOU exposes chilling crimes committed by men and women with twisted agendas who use their lovers as murder weapons. Whether they're after the inheritance of their elderly husband, have their eyes set on a younger model, or are trying to stake claim to their partner's life insurance, these men and women will stop at nothing to live their own happily ever - even if it means a tragic never after for someone else. Profiling men and women who go to deadly lengths to win their lover's affection, Investigation Discovery premieres the 10-part series I'D KILL FOR YOU on Saturday, November 2 at 9/8c, followed by the premiere of an all-new season of the series where marriages turn murderous in FATAL VOWS at 10/9c. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY Book - The August Wilson Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Nov 9, 2013

To celebrate the publication of The Untold Stories of Broadway on November 12 by Dress Circle Publishing, Jennifer Ashley Tepper will be sharing three short excerpts about each of the Broadway theaters featured in the book-countdown style! Today: The Winter Garden Theatre! (more...)

Top Reads: Elizabeth George's JUST ONE EVIL ACT Hits Top of New York Times Best Sellers, Week Ending 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2013

KILLING JESUS by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard took the top spot on the non-fiction list, with Elizabeth Smart's much-anticipated memoir, MY STORY, debuting at number two. Malcolm Gladwell's DAVID AND GOLIATH rose to the third spot for the week. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE WOBBIT Parodies Tolkien's Classic with Irreverent, Vigorous Humor
by Sara Zweig - Nov 26, 2013

Harvard Lampoon's parody release coincides with the anticipated Hollywood sequel. (more...)

TWICE MILITANT Exhibition Spotlights Playwright Lorraine Hansberry at Brooklyn Museum, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

A new exhibition, Twice Militant: Lorraine Hansberry's Letters to 'The Ladder,' examines a lesser-known aspect of the life of the award-winning author of the landmark play A Raisin in the Sun, who died in 1965 at the age of thirty-four. The exhibition features documents and publications addressing Hansberry's identification as a feminist and a lesbian, and will be on view in the Herstory Gallery of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art from today, November 22, 2013, through March 16, 2014. (more...)

Sackler Family Endowment Establishes Brooklyn Museum Curatorial Position
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

A significant endowment from members of the Sackler family has established the position of Sackler Family Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art of the Brooklyn Museum. The inaugural position will be held by Catherine J. Morris, who has been Curator of the Sackler Center since 2009. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - FOX Sports 6-Part Documentary THE PECOS LEAGUE
by TV News Desk - May 6, 2014

Every kid in America dreams of playing in the Major Leagues, but few ever dreamed of playing in The Pecos League. (more...)

Annette Niemczyk Honored in 2014 Business Women Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

PAWTUCKET, R.I., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Annette Niemczyk, a Senior Engineer at Envision Technology Advisors, has been named a 'Woman to Watch' in the Technical Services category of this year's Business Women Awards program from the Providence Business News. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FOREPLAY, The King's Head Theatre, May 2 2014
by Gary Naylor - May 3, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a play about thinkers thinking about sex and finds that it fails to reach a climax. The superstar male professor is often the object of bright young things' desires. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Kelly Warne Talks THE RESIDUALS, Stand-Up, Sex Therapy, and Bodily Functions
by Matt Tamanini - May 29, 2014

As a general journalistic rule, if you are going to be writing an article, a stand-up comic is a terrible interview subject if you are looking for controlled, measured responses. However, if you are ok with the interview occasionally going off the rails and having to turn the volume up really loud on the interview tape just to hear answers through the laughter, then go for it. (more...)

Nearly One-Third of Employers Expect Workers to Job-Hop
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

CHICAGO, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Does job-hopping (working for various employers for a short period of time) carry the same stigma in today's job market? Not necessarily, according to a new study from CareerBuilder. More than half (55 percent) of employers surveyed said they have hired a job-hopper and nearly one-third (32 percent) of all employers said they have come to expect workers to job-hop. (more...)

NABJ Honors Omnicom Group's Tiffany Warren With the 'Patricia L. Tobin' Media Professional Award
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC - The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announces the selection of Tiffany R. Warren, Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Omnicom Group, as the recipient of the association's 2014 Pat Tobin Award. (more...)

VIDEO: FOX Sports 6-Part Documentary THE PECOS LEAGUE Airs Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2014

Every kid in America dreams of playing in the Major Leagues, but few ever dreamed of playing in The Pecos League. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FLASHDANCE: THE MUSICAL -Plenty of Flash and Dance, But No Heat or Grit, at Hershey
by Marakay Rogers - May 1, 2014

FLASHDANCE: THE MUSICAL is a neat, sanitary, emotionless version of the 1983 classic movie. It's not quite ready for prime time. (more...)

BWW Interviews: WICKED Tour's Walker Jones Shares Thoughts and Feeling about Playing The Wizard
by Kathy Strain - Mar 4, 2014

Wicked has been wowing audiences all over the world. The show sells out wherever it goes and people can't seem to get enough of it. Many have fulfilled the role of the Wizard and made their marks. Walker Jones is one of the lucky ones to be in the dream role and is currently touring throughout North America. (more...)

VIDEO: Boston Firefighters Sing 'Let It Go' to Calm Child Stuck in Elevator
by Movies News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

During the gallant rescue, the firemen spontaneously broke out in the Oscar-winning track to calm down the young child. (more...)

BIG APPLE CIRCUS Brings New Show- LUMINOCITY on City Hall Plaza, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

It's the vivacity! It's the velocity! It's the LUMINOCITY - the All-New Show from the Big Apple Circus! Now in its 36th Season, the Big Apple Circus celebrates the vitality of life at the city epicenter, the Crossroads of the World! Catch all the verve, the high-spirits and racing-pulse thrills of the World's Greatest Circus Artists in one ring under our intimate Big Top, where no seat is more than 50 feet from ringside! The Big Apple Circus presents LUMINOCITY in its annual Boston engagement at City Hall Plaza from today, March 25 through Sunday, May 11, 2014. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - ABC Family's New Scripted Cancer Drama CHASING LIFE
by TV News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

ABC Family premiered the first promo for its new scripted series, cancer drama CHASING LIFE, during last night's Pretty Little Liars season finale. (more...)

Top Chef Brings Star Power and Stellar Flavors to Maui Restaurant
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

If the rest of the world didn't already envy Maui enough for its perfect climate, relaxed atmosphere and paradise-like setting, the island recently added one more feather to its overstuffed cap: a star chef. Fresh off the set of "Top Chef" on Bravo, Chef Sheldon Simeon opened his first restaurant, Migrant, at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in December 2013. And the results are nothing short of heavenly. (more...)

Las Casas Foundation Celebrates The Charline McCombs Empire Theatre Centennial in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Comedy, romance, music and drama-the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre has shared it all with San Antonio since it opened its doors in 1914 and now Las Casas Foundation is marking the treasured theatre's 100th birthday with a year-long celebration-and you're invited! From concerts, plays, scholarship competitions and a camp for aspiring entertainers to a special gala honouring the theatre's namesake, the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre will be feted throughout 2014 and there's something for everyone to enjoy. (more...)

tradeMONSTER Launches Integrated Futures
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

“If you can't access and assess your trading strategies and risk from a single screen, you are at competitive disadvantage,” said Aric Forsythe, head of product development at tradeMONSTER Group, tradeMONSTER's parent company. “With our futures integration, tradeMONSTER customers can easily evaluate the performance and risk of all of their positions, regardless of asset class, and that gives them a major advantage over their peers.” (more...)

John Cameron Mitchell, Mary Gauthier, Cristin Milioti and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 6/11-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming performances, June 11 through the 22nd. Scroll down for the lineup! (more...)

'Nobody Rides For Free' Explores a Hitchhiker's Journey
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Baltimore, Md. (more...)

BWW Interviews: CHASING LIFE Star Italia Ricci Talks New ABC Family Drama Series
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 6, 2014

Italia Ricci portrays April Carver in the new ABC Family drama CHASING LIFE. (more...)

Harvey Nash Promotes Two Top Performers to Lead Washington and Colorado Markets
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

Molly Kane joined Harvey Nash in 2012 as a recruiting manager and moved into a sales director role in 2013. She has, for a number of months, been wearing two hats in the company's largest U.S. market, managing both the sales and recruiting functions. Her leadership, sales and management skills have made Kane a top producer for the company and a significant contributor to the expansion of Harvey Nash's client roster in the Pacific Northwest. (more...)

This Week at Joe's Pub, June 18-29: Cristin Milioti, Make Music New York, Julie Klausner, Karsh Kale, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

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Ed Asner, Marion Ross Join Cast of ABC Family's CHASING LIFE
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Ed Asner and Marion Ross have joined the cast of the new ABC Family drama CHASING LIFE. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ALYSHA UMPHRESS Ignites Signature Theatre in Solo Cabaret
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 13, 2014

Alysha Umphress returned to Signature to wow local audiences again with her powerful voice, but this time in a solo cabaret as part of the ongoing Sizzlin' Summer Nights cabaret series. (more...)

Orpheum to Screen OFFICE SPACE with Flair, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

The Orpheum Theatre's 2014 Summer Movie Series, sponsored by Orion Federal Credit Union, will bring OFFICE SPACE to the Orpheum big screen on Friday, July 11th at 7:00 PM. Audiences are encouraged to arrive early and discover just how enjoyable office life can be by testing top-of-the-line furniture from APG Office Furnishings, who is sponsoring the film along with Gerber/Taylor Capital Advisors. (more...)

THE WIZ, CABARET, SHOW BOAT and More Set for Moving Image's SEE IT BIG! Series, Now thru 2/28
by Movies News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

The Museum of the Moving Image's popular series See It Big! will turn its focus to the movie musical with a fourteen-film celebration of the genre, from today, January 24 through February 28, 2014. Musicals are, by their very nature, filled with spectacle. They are heightened forms of storytelling, in which the narrative is amplified by song and dance, where characters express their innermost feelings in the most extravagant ways imaginable. It is a genre that celebrates excess and stylization, and the best examples of the form can only be truly enjoyed... big! (more...)

THE WIZ, CABARET, SHOW BOAT and More Set for Moving Image's SEE IT BIG! Series, 1/24-2/28
by Movies News Desk - Jan 2, 2014

The Museum of the Moving Image's popular series See It Big! will turn its focus to the movie musical with a fourteen-film celebration of the genre, from January 24 through February 28, 2014. Musicals are, by their very nature, filled with spectacle. They are heightened forms of storytelling, in which the narrative is amplified by song and dance, where characters express their innermost feelings in the most extravagant ways imaginable. It is a genre that celebrates excess and stylization, and the best examples of the form can only be truly enjoyed… big! (more...)

EPIC Theatre Presents ASSISTANCE, Now thru 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

EPIC Theatre Company presents Assistance, today, February 7th - 22nd, running Todays & Saturdays at 8pm at Theatre 82, 82 Rolfe Square. (more...)

BIG APPLE CIRCUS Briings New Show- LUMINOCITY on City Hall Plaza 3/25-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

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Konsole Kingz Present the Highriser Challege on Pwnit!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

Pwnit! Inc., the unique new video-sharing website designed to specifically share video clips of best in-game moments, is hosting THE HIGHRISER CHALLENGE presented by Konsole Kingz new weekly #2KTuesdays. (more...)

OpenXcell Technolabs Rolls Out AppN2o, a Streamlined and Efficient Service Provider for Optimizing App Marketing Strategies
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

HICKSVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ OpenXcell Technolabs, being the most prominent Web Development and App Development Company, has been exploring the app marketing industry for more than four years now. This valuable experience has enabled OpenXcell to deliver extremely polished and streamlined app marketing services through AppN2o-An efficient App Marketing service provider that strictly aims to cater to the developers who are looking forward to delegate a systematic app marketing strategy for their app. The developers can indeed expect the deliverance of excellent results as the company vows to offer the most effective tools and platforms for app marketing. Enabling the AppN2o services simply allows the app developers to witness a great exposure followed by increased number of downloads that eventually generates noticeable revenue for the apps. (more...)

EPIC Theatre to Present ASSISTANCE, 2/7-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

EPIC Theatre Company presents Assistance, February 7th - 22nd, running Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm at Theatre 82, 82 Rolfe Square. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A MASKED BALL Dazzles With Spectacular Singing
by Catherine Kustanczy - Feb 4, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company's latest production, of Verdi's 'A Masked Ball', combines challenging modern elements with gorgeous musicality, resulting in a unique look at power and love. (more...)

Las Casas Foundation Celebrates The Charline McCombs Empire Theatre Centennial in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Comedy, romance, music and drama-the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre has shared it all with San Antonio since it opened its doors in 1914 and now Las Casas Foundation is marking the treasured theatre's 100th birthday with a year-long celebration-and you're invited! From concerts, plays, scholarship competitions and a camp for aspiring entertainers to a special gala honouring the theatre's namesake, the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre will be feted throughout 2014 and there's something for everyone to enjoy. (more...)

JO DEE MESSINA Calls On Fans to Be Part of 'A Woman's Rant' Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

JO DEE MESSINA, in partnership with the Made In Network, will be creating a new music video for her latest single “A Woman's Rant” with the help of her fans (more...)

VTech' Goes Wild With Expansion Of Award-Winning Go! Go! Smart Wheels' Line
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ VTech (www.vtechkids.com), a world leader in age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children, is expanding its best-selling and acclaimed Go! Go! Smart Wheels product range with an assortment of 14 new playsets and vehicles, plus a storage case. The product line is also 'going wild' with an entirely new extension - Go! Go! Smart Animals. Both product lines are on display at the 2014 American International Toy Fair. (more...)

MLB.com Franchise MVP Debuts In Apple App Store
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2013

NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM), the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball and award-winning mobile developer, today unveiled a new mobile game, MLB.com Franchise MVP. (more...)

Lola Rose Productions Brings THE LOLA DIARIES: CHRISTMAS ON BROADWAY, Now thru 1/4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Lola Rose Productions brings its Lola Diaries sequel to Gorilla Tango Bucktown with 'The Lola Diaries: Christmas on Broadway' from today, December 27 through January 4, Fridays and Saturdays at 6 pm. (more...)

Lola Rose Productions to Bring THE LOLA DIARIES: CHRISTMAS ON BROADWAY, 12/27-1/4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2013

Lola Rose Productions brings its Lola Diaries sequel to Gorilla Tango Bucktown with 'The Lola Diaries: Christmas on Broadway' from December 27 through January 4, Fridays and Saturdays at 6 pm. All performances take place at Gorilla Tango Bucktown, 1919 N Milwaukee, Chicago IL, 60647. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at gorillatango.com/bucktown or by calling 773-598-4549. (more...)

BWW Recap: Season 2 Big Bad is Revealed on the CW's ARROW
by Rosie Hertzman - Dec 12, 2013

Previously on the CW's ARROW: We were introduced to the fresh-faced Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) the crime scene investigator who turned out to be just a an assistant in search of answers to the supernatural occurrences surrounding his mother's murder. (more...)

"Sweet Success" is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

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'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 23rd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 23, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The latest Jeff Award nominations, 'Brigadoon' gets cast, 'The Sound Of Music' and 'Motown' light up the Loop, new musicals from Writers Theatre and American Theater Company, 'Nunsense,' 'The Wild Party,' a new web series to support and more! (more...)

The Neo-Futurists to Open HAYMAKER on 5/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The Neo-Futurists combine Kung Fu, action heroes and Nazis in Haymaker. The show opens Monday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. (more...)

Renowned Leadership Expert, Lisa Orrell, Releases 'Your Employee Brand is in Your Hands'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Lisa Orrell is globally recognized as The Generations Relations & Leadership Expert. She's an in demand Speaker, Thought Leader, Media Guest, and the Author of three top-selling business books: Millennials Incorporated; Millennials into Leadership; and Boomers into Business. And her new fourth book, 'Your Employee Brand is in Your Hands: How Any Employee Can Create and Promote Their Own Personal Leadership Brand for Massive Career Success!' (Wyatt-Mackenzie Publishing) was just released to rave reviews plus 5-star ratings on Amazon (more...)

VIDEO: Trailer for ABC Family's New Drama CHASING LIFE
by TV News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed a new video fro ABC Family's new scripted cancer drama CHASING LIFE, during last night's Pretty Little Liars season finale. The series will premiere on Tuesday, June 10 at 9/8c. Get a First Look below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: ANIMAL CRACKERS Sweetheart Stephanie Rothenberg Speaks of her Challenges and Passions with this Show and Jane Austin!
by Michael Mulhern - Apr 17, 2014

We speak with the adorable darling of the Denver Center's ANIMAL CRACKERS on her passion for Jane Austin, her love of new works and challenges with her many diverse roles in this hit comedy! (more...)

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