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Stargazer Literary Prizes Announces August Finalists Winners
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Stargazer Literary Prizes has announced these three finalists that have been shortlisted for its annual prize competition. Tantric Coconuts by New York Times bestselling author Greg Kincaid is a finalist in the Visionary & Metaphysical Fiction category. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance meets Life of Pi in this quirky spiritual journey across the wild highways and byways of America. The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty by Steve LeBel was also named a finalist in the Visionary & Metaphysical Fiction category. This story dives into a humorous fantasy world unlike anything you have imagined-a world of gods and goddesses who build universes for a living. It's a fascinating tale of good vs. evil and a young hero on a journey of self-discovery. Compass by Jennifer Gibson is a finalist in the Young Adult category. The book follows The Life of a girl who is hearing impaired. Life for Jessie is a juggling act, learning to be happy and whole in a world of persistent antagonists and obstacles impeding her path towards a 'normal life.' These three finalists received awards for their achievements and have been added to their category's shortlist. Each category has one Prize Winner that will be announced in October 2015. Stargazer Literary Prizes fills a niche in the vast vortex of books by recognizing life-changing books for excellence in the following categories: · Social & Environmental Issues Nonfiction · Historical & Controversial Nonfiction/Fiction · Visionary & Metaphysical Fiction · Body, Mind & Spirit · Young Adult · Fantasy & Science Fiction In an effort to help excellent books stand out from the crowd, Stargazer Literary Prizes promotes all winners on social media, as well as their blog and website, which allows authors to network and reach new audiences. Stargazer Literary Prizes also donates 10% of entry fees to nonprofits, as another way to help make the world a better place. This prestigious literary competition is currently accepting submissions. About: Stargazer Literary Prizes writing competition recognizes life-changing fiction and nonfiction with prizes at a global level. Winners will have demonstrated an outstanding ability to courageously communicate pressing issues, provide insights into the human dilemma and inspire the spirit. Stargazer will display the Prize Winners and Finalists and Honorable Mention award winners on our website and blog to bring attention to these outstanding books and hopefully change the world, one book at a time. The annual competition awards a total of $1,000 in prizes between the Prize Winners. More information can be found at the Stargazer Literary Prizes website: http://www.stargazerliteraryprizes.com (more...)

American Spiritual Ensemble Returns to Sarasota Opera Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

The critically acclaimed American Spiritual Ensemble will return to the William E. Schmidt Opera Theatre at the Sarasota Opera House on Saturday, September 6th at 7pm for a one night only performance celebrating The Life of William E. Schmidt. The concert will be free and open to the public. (more...)

Cumberland County Playhouse's DAMN YANKEES Begins 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Beginning September 12, Cumberland County Playhouse promises audiences a devilishly good time as they present Damn Yankees, the Tony Award-winning musical that's all about America's favorite pastime, baseball! Middle-aged Joe Boyd (Jim Crabtree) will do anything to see his beloved Washington Senators win the pennant-even sell his soul to the Devil. So when charming Mr. Applegate (Jason Ross) offers him the chance to dethrone the Yankees and lead his team to the pennant, Joe can't resist the temptation. But when transformed into the baseball sensation of the year, young Joe Hardy (Blake Graham) must decide if The Life he gave up is more important than youth and fame. Only with the help of the Devil's sultry seductress Lola (Leila Nelson) does Hardy have a chance at redemption. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

This September and October 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Hackett Miller Company, Inc. Signs with APA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Hackett Miller Company, Inc. announced Friday that it has signed with one of the largest diversified talent agencies, APA - Agency for the Performing Arts. "The growth of our company is skyrocketing! We really need to be with a topnotch agency, whose reputation is unparalleled in its representation of artists across multiple platforms. We are very excited to forge ahead in this new partnership with the best agency in the business, as our company continues to grow at such an accelerated pace!" said Lisa Dawn Miller, President of Hackett Miller. (more...)

Nikki Davis-Jones Withdraws from WICKED in West End and UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

WICKED, the global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, announced earlier this summer that Ashleigh Gray would join the record-breaking UK Tour from Tuesday September 16, 2014 as Elphaba, as current cast member Nikki Davis-Jones was secheduled to join the London production from Monday October 27, 2014. Now according to the show's official Twitter feed, Davis-Jones has withdrawn form both productions. (more...)

Nancy D. Gosse Releases OBSCURITY: IN YOUR FACE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

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Alvin Ailey Announces Performances at New York City Center - World Premiere, Odetta Tribute, Holiday Shows and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized as a vital "American Cultural Ambassador" to the world and New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage for the 43rd consecutive year from December 3, 2014 - January 4, 2015. The Company will present 39 performances during an exciting annual season that has become a joyous holiday tradition. (more...)

Never-Before-Published Photo of Marilyn Monroe Found in a Shoebox
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Marilyn Monroe is arguably one of the most iconic figures of the 20 th century. It is not often that a never-before-seen pristine image of her from her prime emerges. But one such photo was discovered in a shoebox of old family photos from more than half a century ago. (more...)

Oakland East Bay Symphony Announces Performance Schedule for Upcoming Season; BROTHERS IN ARTS to Premiere, 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Oakland, CA, August 28, 2014 – The West Coast Premiere of Chris Brubeck and Guillaume Saint-James' jazz-orchestral work Brothers in Arts will highlight the 2014-2015 season opening of the Oakland East Bay Symphony November 7 conducted by Music Director Michael Morgan, who celebrates his 25th year with the Symphony. Brothers in Arts and Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony will be performed in one concert only, Friday November 7, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. The concert is sponsored by Wells Fargo and the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation,For information and tickets, visit www.oebs.org . (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Conduct World Premiere of Christopher Rouse's THUNDERSTUCK, 8/9-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere of Thunderstuck, a Philharmonic commission by The Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse; Haydn's Symphony No. 103, Drumroll; and Brahms's Violin Concerto, featuring Lisa Batiashvili in her first appearance as The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in- Residence, Thursday, October 9, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, October 10 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 11 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

FASHION MASTERMINDS to Premiere on Fashion One in September
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

When it comes to fashion, they are the masters of the game. Fashion One, the premiere fashion, entertainment and lifestyle international broadcaster, introduces a brand new special program that highlights The Life and works of the world's top fashion designers starting this September on Fashion Masterminds. (more...)

Dahn Yoga Life Spotlights Hawaii Regional Manager, Ilchibuko Todd
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

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Two of Gaming's Greatest Minds Team up for a Mysterious New Nintendo 3DS Adventure
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

“This is the whole truth and nothing but the truth: Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is an absolute treat for longtime fans of both series and newcomers who love puzzles and engaging stories,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “The game offers solid proof that the Nintendo 3DS library overflows with exclusive, one-of-a-kind experiences.” (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Lauren Bacall Fetes Bernstein Via Sondheim
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 28, 2014

Today we celebrate an unforgettable entertainment moment enacted by the stage and screen star we lost last week at age 89, Lauren Bacall. (more...)

BWW Blog: Paige Davis - The Gold Stage Door
by Guest Blogger: Paige Davis - Aug 28, 2014

When I was 10 years old, I had The Life altering good fortune to see A CHORUS LINE on Broadway. It was playing at the Shubert Theater and it offered a gift of magic that stayed with me from curtain up to curtain down, and beyond. I had been transported by the dancers and their stories; so when the show ended, I pleaded with my parents to let me wait at the stage door in Shubert Alley for the dancers to emerge. I didn't have lofty goals of meeting them or asking for their autographs, I just wanted to catch a reassuring glimpse that such creatures were real. (more...)

SMOKEFALL Begins Encore Run at Goodman Theatre on 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Tickets ($25-$81; subject to change) are on sale now at GoodmanTheatre.org/Smokefall, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). The Goodman is grateful for the generosity of its production supporters, including Abbott Fund, the Sponsor Partner; the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the Foundation Partner; and Mayer Brown, the Corporate Sponsor Partner. (more...)

LADY OF THE ISLAND is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Spokane, WA (more...)

LA River Boat Race Launches on Labor Day Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

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Media Enabled Musketeers 'All for one and one for all' US-Russia Media Program
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Downtown Community Television Center's program 'Media Enabled Musketeers' will partner, this fall, with Moscow's Journalism Advancement and Support Center to connect disabled citizens with American and Russian local media organizations. Project partners will conduct community training seminars on disability sensitivity as well as workshops on documentary storytelling for citizens with disabilities, journalists, and journalism students. Journalists will pair up with disabled citizens to produce short films about issues that affect their community. (more...)

New Memoir Shares A MOTHER'S BROKEN HEART
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Phoenix (more...)

New Book Asks 'What is Man?'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Khartoum, Sudan (more...)

Mark Nepo Featured for REDUCED TO JOY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

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'SCENES AND SONGS FROM FANNIE LOU' to Play Carnegie Hall, 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

In a one night engagement, the Center for Law and Justice (CLSJ) will be presenting 'Scenes and Songs from Fannie Lou,' at Carnegie Hall on October 9th. (more...)

Paydiant Relocates and Expands to Meet Accelerated Growth
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

NEWTON, MA - Paydiant, provider of a white-label mobile wallet solution for many of the world's largest retailers and banks, has moved into new headquarters at Riverside Center, 275 Grove Street in Newton, MA. The new location doubles the company's office space and includes a state-of-the-art consumer experience lab for mobile commerce. The company expects the new location, situated right next door to the Riverside MBTA station and less than a mile from the commuter rail line, to help it meet its anticipated employee growth, with most of those additions expected to come in engineering, professional services and customer technical support. (more...)

SPEED THE PLOW, ON GOLDEN POND & More Set for Theatre Artists Studio's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Studio has announced its 2014-2015 season. Here's a breakdown of currently scheduled events and dates! (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Cerveris Reveals All on NINE LIVES Musical, His New Home in New Orleans & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 27, 2014

Cerveris took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld about the new project earlier this week, and you can check out the full interview below! (more...)

G4S Technology enters into Master Services Agreement with Cox Enterprise
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ G4S Technology, a pioneer in the design and construction of high performance broadband networks and reliable electronic security systems, has entered into a Master Services Agreement with Cox Enterprises. The agreement includes nationwide systems integration, new product installation, and systems maintenance services. The agreement encompasses all Cox Enterprise subsidiary business units in the 39 states where the company operates. G4S Technology will also embed technical staffing in key locations. (more...)

New 'Eco-Drama' EXTREME WHETHER to Run 10/2-26 at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

'Extreme Whether,' a new 'eco-drama' written and directed by Karen Malpede, centers on an embattled American climate scientist living in an idyllic wilderness estate in the Northeast Coast. Set during the record-hot summers of 2004 and 2012, the play pits the scientist against his twin sister in a no-holds barred family struggle over land ownership and the future use of their wilderness estate. In one corner is John Bjornson, a composite of famous climatologists. In the other is his twin sister, Jeanne, an energy spokeswoman married to a skeptical lobbyist. Actor Jeff McCarthy ('Cheers,' 'Urinetown,' 'Chicago') heads the cast of six as the scientist. Theater Three Collaborative and Theater for the New City will present the work at TNC October 2 to 26, 2014, directed by the author. (more...)

Neon Trees to Play Boulder Theater, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

97.3 KBCO, Channel 93.3 and the Boulder Theater will present First Things First Tour featuring Neon Trees with No Devotion and The Moth and the Flame to the Boulder Theater on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014. Tickets are on sale now for $25.00 in advance and $27.00 the day of the show. (more...)

King Center Announces 20th Anniversary Season, 10/21/14-05/07/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The King Center's Theatre for Youth and Outreach Program will be beginning its 20th Anniversary season on October 21st with 'School House Rock,' and featuring other shows, including 'Imaginocean,' 'Lady Bug,' and more. (more...)

New Autobiography THE LIFE OF A MODERN DAY MISSIONARY is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

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Heavy Machine Industrial Robotics Market (Robot Types, Functions & Applications) Analysis in New Research Report
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

DALLAS, August 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

Ayasdi Launches Strategic Alliances Program to Accelerate Delivery of Advanced Analytics Solutions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

MENLO PARK, CA - Ayasdi (www.ayasdi.com) today unveiled the Ayasdi Partner Program, a formal alliances program, that spans technology, vertical solutions, and systems integration partners. As Ayasdi continues to experience momentum across a broad spectrum of billion-dollar vertical industries, it is teaming with partners that can provide strategic value to enterprises seeking to accelerate the discovery of critical intelligence within their data. By establishing its partner program, Ayasdi will augment its ability to deliver advanced analytics solutions to its customers globally. (more...)

DanceWorks to Open Season with New Work by Heidi Strauss, 9/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

DanceWorks, Toronto's longest running contemporary dance series, presents the world premiere of elsewhere, an adelheid dance projects production choreographed by its award-winning Artistic Director, Heidi Strauss. This highly anticipated work launches DanceWorks' 2014-15 season and runs September 25-27 at Harbourfront Centre Theatre as part of Harbourfront Centre's NextSteps. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present Flamenco Vivo, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 8pm with Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, this premier company will perform 'The Soul of Flamenco,' a passionate new production that embodies the purity of traditional flamenco and classical Spanish dance. Tickets are $40/$30 (orchestra/mezzanine) and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

Carolyn Malachi, Benjamin Walker, Ryan Raftery & More to Play Joe's Pub, 8/27-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its schedule for August 27-September 7, featuring MARY MILLBEN, MIKEY WAX / MY SILENT BRAVERY, DAVELL CRAWFORD, CAROLYN MALACHI, MIKE BARNETT, FIND THE FUNNY, DANCENOW JOE'S PUB FESTIVAL and more. (more...)

From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Bing Crosby: The Silver Screen Collection
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Bing Crosby: The Silver Screen Collection presentsthe legendary performer in 24 of his most memorable films available November 11, 2014 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. (more...)

Full Agenda Announced for Pharmica Consulting's West Coast SharePoint Conference
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

As part of its continued service to the industry, Pharmica will host its 11th SharePoint conference in San Diego, CA on September 30 and October 1, 2014. The conference has been expanded to highlight more real-world case studies and allow extended interactive discussions that help business users better understand how SharePoint can be leveraged to streamline everyday activities. (more...)

AtTask 'Day in the Life of a Marketer' Survey Shows a Need to Work Smarter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

SILICON SLOPES, Utah, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ AtTask, the only provider of cloud-based Enterprise Work Management solutions, has announced the results of a study that looks at a day in The Life of a marketer. Among the findings, long hours and lots of disruptions from external sources offer further evidence that marketers need better structure and tools to get more from their workdays. (more...)

From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Bing Crosby: The Silver Screen Collection
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Bing Crosby: The Silver Screen Collection presentsthe legendary performer in 24 of his most memorable films available November 11, 2014 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. (more...)

T-Mobile Doubles Your Data When You Add a Tablet
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Starting September 3rd, adding a tablet – any tablet – to a postpaid Simple Choice phone plan costs just $10 per month. And right on top of that, the Un-carrier will match your smartphone's LTE data plan – up to 5 GB a month – reserved for use on your tablet. For example, a customer with a Simple Choice smartphone plan with 5 GB of LTE data can add a tablet with another 5 GB of data set aside for use on that tablet, for just $10 per month. That's a total of up to 10 GB of LTE data. And that's all on top of the 200 MB of free LTE data every single month for The Life of your tablet. (more...)

Erodr App for College Students Graduates from Stealth, Goes National
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

SOQUEL, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Erodr, the new mobile social network for college students, announced today that it is opening up registration to college students everywhere in the U.S. This follows a yearlong closed pilot focused on five campuses, The University of Missouri (Mizzou), Missouri State, University of Miami Ohio, Virginia Tech, and James Madison University. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Jay Records' THE LAST SESSION (Original London Cast Recording)
by David Clarke - Aug 26, 2014

THE LAST SESSION first opened in 1997 at the 47th Street Theatre. Sitting in one of those audiences was Rob Harris, who was so moved by the show that he made a vow to produce it himself one day. His dream become a reality in 2012, when he produced THE LAST SESSION in London. Now, fans of the musical and those who have never heard of it before can revel in the magic that moved Rob Harris in 1997. (more...)

Gwenda Bonds to Release New Book, FALLOUT, Based on the Life of Lois Lane
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Gwenda Bonds, author of The Woken Gods and the upcoming Girl on a Wire, will be releasing The Fallout, based on the story of Lois Lane. Amazon states that the book will be available in January 2015; however, Bonds says it will be released in May. (more...)

DanceWorks Presents World Premiere of ELSEWHERE, Choreographed by Heidi Strauss, 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

DanceWorks, Toronto's longest running contemporary dance series, presents the world premiere ofelsewhere, an adelheid dance projects production choreographed by its award-winning Artistic Director, Heidi Strauss. This highly anticipated work launches DanceWorks' 2014-15 season and runs September 25-27 at Harbourfront Centre Theatre as part of Harbourfront Centre's NextSteps. (more...)

Linda Kosut to Bring 'EASY COME, EASY GO' to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Award winning jazz and cabaret performer Linda Kosut brings 'Easy Come, Easy Go: The Music of Johnny Green,' a joyous tribute to the great composer and music director, to Feinstein's for a CD release party and performance, Wednesday, October 15 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Motivating the Masses and New York Times Best-Selling Author and Renowned Motivational Speaker, Lisa Nichols, Introduces iAm Motivated
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Lisa Nichols is the founder and CEO of Motivating the Masses, a top training and development company that teaches mediation tips based on four basic quadrants to achieve success. The quadrants include: (more...)

Bowerbird to Present Luciano Berio's Complete SEQUENZAS, 9/18-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Bowerbird is excited to present 14 SEQUENZAS, the Philadelphia premiere of the complete Sequenzas, one of the seminal compositions of the influential Italian modern composer Luciano Berio (1925 - 2003) at the First Unitarian Church, September 18 to 20, 2014 as part of the 2014 FringeFestival. (more...)

The Ruckus Welcomes New Leaders, Sets 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Following a successful fifth season with productions at The Side Project Theatre and Collaboraction, The Ruckus Theater is proud to announce its sixth season in Chicago, as well as the appointment of a new Artistic Director and Executive Director. Outgoing Artistic Director Allison Shoemaker, who will now serve as the company's Director of Marketing and Publicity, and incoming Artistic Director Derek Van Barham release today a season of two plays, each investigating the impact of cataclysm on a community. In addition to announcing Barham's appointment, the company also proudly announces the appointment of Catherine Bullard as Executive Director. (more...)

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