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Montego Glover and More to Star in The Old Globe's THE ROYALE; Cast & Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for 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 October 4 to November 2 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run October 4 - 8. Opening night is Thursday, October 9 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Recaps: Patti Murin Offers Advice to Crazies on BACHELOR IN PARADISE Finale
by Patti Murin - Sep 9, 2014

It's a cool night here in East Haddam, Connecticut, but Tulum is blazing hot as we reach the climactic finale of BACHELOR IN PARADISE. And that's not just because every contestant's skin has either melted or peeled off due to excessive sun exposure. It's because tonight, we find out which of the couples that have formed over the past few weeks are willing to give their love a shot after this final Rose Ceremony. Or until they realize that there is no monetary prize at the end of this competition, and all they 'win' is the person they've 'chosen' as their 'partner.' Either way, I'm in! (more...)

UPDATE: Helen Hayes to Dim Lights in Honor of Joan Rivers; Petition to Reverse B'Way League Decision Up to Nearly 5K Signatures
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Helen Hayes Theater, where Rivers starred in 1994's 'Sally Marr ... and Her Escorts,' will also dim its lights on Tuesday evening. (more...)

Metropolitan Museum's Redesigned David H. Koch Plaza to Open to the Public, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's new, completely redesigned David H. Koch Plaza will officially open to the public on today, September 10, after a major two-year reconstruction effort. The massive outdoor space—which runs along Fifth Avenue for four city blocks, the entire length of the Museum's landmark façade—now features completely new fountains, paving, lighting, allées and bosques of trees leading to the Museum's entrances from north and south, and seating areas for visitors. (more...)

UPDATE: Roundabout Theatres to Dim Lights for Joan Rivers; Tally Up to 10
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Now, the list is up to 10 theatres, with the Roundabout Theatre Company announcing that its three theatres (The American Airlines, Studio 54 and the Stephen Sondheim Theatre) will dim their lights as well. (more...)

UPDATE: Disney Joins Jujamcyn in Dimming Theatre Marquee for Joan Rivers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Disney joined Jujamcyn in honoring the late comic by announcing that tonight they will dim The Lights of the New Amesterdam theater's marquee, home of their current hit musical ALADDIN, in honor of Rivers. (more...)

Breaking News: League Reverses Decision; to Dim Broadway Marquees for Joan Rivers
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

“Joan Rivers loved Broadway and we loved her. Due to the outpouring of love and respect for Joan Rivers from our community and from her friends and fans worldwide, the marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory tonight, at exactly 6:45pm for one minute.” (more...)

BWW Reviews: Lit Moon Successfully Scales the Everest of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by Maggie Yates - Sep 9, 2014

Lit Moon's production is an elegant rendition of The Cherry Orchard, a play that Blondell likened to climbing a directorial mountain. Lit Moon successfully scales the Everest of The Cherry Orchard and summits the peak having genuinely represented both the light and dark sides of Chekhov's comedy. (more...)

Despite Data Governance Efforts, Eighty-Nine Percent of Federal IT Professionals Are Apprehensive About Migrating IT Services to the Cloud
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

While there's no question that Federal agencies are reaping cloud's benefits - like improved agility, less IT complexity, and greater collaboration through shared services - concerns around data stewardship can slow or halt migrations. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan to Debut BREAKING CHARACTER at Landmark on Main, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Landmark on Main Street's Dim The Light Series premieres with a Long Island Debut of Jeremy Jordan's Breaking Character show on Saturday, October 18 at 8 PM. (more...)

Exceptional Athletes to Participate in Colorado Adventure Team Challenge, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Eagle, Colorado (more...)

Broadway Lights Will Not Dim in Memory of Joan Rivers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

According to the New York Times, despite the legendary comedienne's stage credits, The Lights of Broadway will not dim in memory of Joan Rivers. Broadway League executive director Charlotte St. Martin told NYT: "Under our criteria people need to have been very active recently in the theater, or else be synonymous with Broadway - people who made their careers here, or kept it up.' (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com Dims Logo in Honor of Joan Rivers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

According to the New York Times, despite the legendary comedienne's stage credits, The Lights of Broadway will not dim in memory of Joan Rivers. BroadwayWorld.com however has decided to honor the star, actress, and longtime theatre supporter by dimming its logo for the remainder of the day. (more...)

Broadway's Jujamcyn Theaters to Dim Marquees Tomorrow in Honor of Joan Rivers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Jujamcyn Theaters President Jordan Roth took to Twitter tonight following the Broadway League's announcement that they would not be dimming Broadway's lights in honor of late comedienne and stage star Joan Rivers, who died last week at the age of 81. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 5th Wall's Inaugural Production of H20
by Bruce Levy - Sep 7, 2014

H20 is the right baptism to welcome this infant production company into Richmond's theater community. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Abrahamse & Meyer's ONE ARM a Winning Adaptation of Tennessee Williams Short Story
by David Fick - Sep 6, 2014

Abrahamse & Meyer Productions are back at the Artscape Arena with ONE ARM, the company's latest exploration of the work of Tennessee Williams and the first of which is a new adaptation of a non-theatrical work by the iconic playwright and author. (more...)

STARRYWORKS inc. Is Accepting Pre-Orders for PLAYFUL BOOKS - Magical Picture Books Designed to Enhance the Reading Experience with Smartphones
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

PLAYFUL BOOKS official site: http://playful-books.com (more...)

QUEEN - IT'S A KINDA MAGIC Victorian Tour Starts in Four Weeks 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

After a hugely successful tour in the USA, Queen - It's A Kinda Magic will begin its nationwide tour next week on September 9 2014. The tour includes three Victorian performances; Palais Theatre in Melbourne on October 3 2014; Frankston Arts Centre on October 11 2014; and The Playhouse Theatre at the Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC) on October 12 2014. (more...)

The Abbey's Monday Night Cabaret Series Opens with Rebecca Fisher, 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

The Abbey's brand new Monday Night Cabaret Series kicks off on September 8 at 8 p.m. with Rebecca Fisher's Sin. Play. Live. Joining Fisher - some of Orlando's biggest local stars will be taking the stage each week for spirited storytelling and live entertainment, including Andrea Canny, John Ryan and Eddie Cooper, Kevin Kelly and Jessica Hoehn. (more...)

No More In-Home Wireless Dead Zones; Teleste Introduces Its New Ethernet Over Coax Wi-Fi Adapter Powered by Entropic's Leading MoCA 2.0 Technology
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

LONDON and SAN DIEGO, Sept. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Teleste Corporation, a leading provider of video and broadband technologies and services, has made the next big evolutionary step with MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) technology. Teleste is the first company in Europe to bring to market a whole new range of EoC (Ethernet over Coax) devices, based on Entropic's latest MoCA 2.0 chipset design. (more...)

Hugh Jackman Discusses Intimacy Of Circle In The Square
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 3, 2014

Internationally celebrated stage and screen superstar Hugh Jackman discusses his affection for the venue housing his upcoming Broadway return in THE RIVER, the Circle In The Square, as part of a new interview. (more...)

Art Sparked by Brain Cancer to Debut at Art of the Brain 15th Anniversary Gala in Los Angeles, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ On Saturday, September 27 beginning at 6:30 PM at UCLA's Schoenberg Hall and Plaza, 445 Charles E. Young Drive, East, Los Angeles, CA 90024,Art of the Brain, (AOB) an unprecedented organization of 'Brain Buddies,' brain cancer patients and families who celebrate art, creativity and life undefeated by brain cancer, will enjoy its 15 thAnniversary Gala. Art of the Brain will debut the first ever art show created by brain cancer patients, in collaboration with artists, to depict art sparked by the struggle with brain cancer. The art show will include 12 works in various mediums, including poster art, photography, paintings, and crayon drawings. The artists will be on-hand to guide viewers of these works. Hundreds of friends will enjoy the art show, festivities, food, music, and entertainment provided by String Theory, renowned collaborative ensemble of musicians and dancers, who are well known for their large-scale performance installations that transform environments and architecture into giant musical instruments. Michael Aurit of Scottsdale, AZ will also entertain. (more...)

BWW Interview: Rita Wilson Chats Following in Stritch's Shoes at Cafe Carlyle
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 22, 2014

The cliche with actors is that they all 'really just want to direct,' and while there is little doubt that Rita Wilson would probably be great at that too, her career has seen her seamlessly bounce between roles as an actress, producer, and singer and back again. Always looking to conquer another professional hurdle, Wilson is set to follow in the footsteps of the late Elaine Stritch, and set up shop at the famed Cafe Carlyle in New York's Upper East Side for two weeks, starting this Wednesday. (more...)

New York Innovative Theatre Awards to Honor Off-Off Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The New York Innovative Theatre Awards, the organization dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, has announced 2014 recipients of the 2014 Honorary Awards. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Houston Ballet Transcends in FROM HOUSTON TO THE WORLD
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Sep 22, 2014

BWW Reviews: Houston Ballet is Transcendent in FROM HOUSTON TO THE WORLD (more...)

Vicki Lawrence to Return to the Suncoast Showroom, 10/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Dynamic performer Vicki Lawrence returns to the Suncoast Showroom with her most beloved character in “Vicki Lawrence and 'Mama': A Two Woman Show,” October 11 and 12. (more...)

THE VALLEY OF ASTONISHMENT Begins 9/14 at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The United States premiere of the internationally acclaimed new work written and directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Helene Estienne, The Valley of Astonishment, featuring Kathryn Hunter (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Kafka's Monkey), Marcello Magni (Fragments), and Jared McNeill (The Suit), begins previews Sunday, September 14, at 7:30pm for an opening Thursday, September 18,at 7:30pm and a run through Sunday, October 5, at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

THE VALLEY OF ASTONISHMENT Begins 9/14 at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The United States premiere of the internationally acclaimed new work written and directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Helene Estienne, The Valley of Astonishment, featuring Kathryn Hunter (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Kafka's Monkey), Marcello Magni (Fragments), and Jared McNeill (The Suit), begins previews Sunday, September 14, at 7:30pm for an opening Thursday, September 18,at 7:30pm and a run through Sunday, October 5, at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROMEO AND JULIET, Temple Church, September 1 2014
by Gary Naylor - Sep 2, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a unique production of Romeo and Juliet set in the nave of the extraordinary Temple Church, resting place of the legendary Knights Templar. (more...)

LIGHTS ALL NIGHT Music Festival in Dallas, TX Announces Full Talent Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The last major music festival of 2014 and the largest annual EDM event in Texas is putting out all the stops for their fifth anniversary. (more...)

Ohio State BMX Champions to be Announced at Akron BMX, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Akron, OH (more...)

UPDATE: Sources Reveal Identity of Joan Rivers' Doctor; B'Way Stars Among Former Patients
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

A source close to the ongoing investigation into the death of Joan Rivers has revealed the name of the DOCTOR WHO performed a biopsy on the comedienne's vocal cords which led to cardiac arrest. (more...)

Melissa Rivers Thanks Well-Wishers in the Wake of Her Mother's Death
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Joan Rivers's daughter Melissa Rivers took to Facebook this evening to thank everyone for their kindness and support in the wake of her mother's death on September 4, 2014 at the age of 81. (more...)

Isabel Rose to Celebrate TROUBLE IN PARADISE Album Release at 54 Below, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Isabel Rose, as she celebrates the release of her CD 'Trouble In Paradise.' The album, distributed by RED (a division of Sony Entertainment), is produced by the legendary Bob Rock, and inspired by a time when America was aglow with Kennedy's Camelot by day, and lit by The Lights of Rat Pack Vegas by night. Isabel will be performing at 54 Below on Wednesday, October 1st at 9:30pm. (more...)

UPDATE: Investigation on Joan Rivers' Death Reveals Biopsy Performed Without Prior Consent; Doctor Took 'Selfie'
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

New information has emerged today on the tragic death of legendary comedian Joan Rivers. (more...)

NBC Sports to Present Formula One at Singapore Grand Prix, 9/21
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

NBC Sports Group continues its presentation of the 2014 Formula One season “under The Lights” this weekend, with comprehensive coverage of the Singapore Grand Prix across NBCSN, CNBC and NBC Sports Live Extra. Live race coverage begins Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN, (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2014 New York Film Festival CITIZENFOUR
by Movies News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced an unprecedented addition to the New York Film Festival's Main Slate with the World Premiere of Laura Poitras's CITIZENFOUR as a Special Presentation (more...)

BWW Reviews: MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL is Glittery, Glamorous Brillance
by David Clarke - Sep 15, 2014

"The Queen of Disco" is back, honey! And, he is serving up something fierce and mighty real at the Theatre At St. Clement's. Anthony Wayne is channeling the disco legend and fabulously entertaining a wide range of audiences in MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL. MIGHTY REAL is what the biographical jukebox musical should be. (more...)

ESPN Announces Details for MOTORSPORTS THIS WEEK
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., will host Race No. 2 in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR's 10-race version of the playoffs, with the Sylvania 300 on Sunday, Sept. 21, and ESPN will have a live telecast. (more...)

QUEEN - IT'S KIND OF MAGIC Coming to Adelaide Festival Centre, 1 October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

After a hugely successful tour in the USA, Queen - It's A Kinda Magic will arrive in Australia to begin its nationwide tour next week on September 9 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Rogue Machine Mounts a Strong COCK
by Gil Kaan - Sep 15, 2014

All the elements on this Rogue Machine production perfectly come together, much like a successful recipe for the delicious cheesecake presented for dessert near the climax of Cock. (more...)

BWW Recap: Make Sure to 'Listen' in This Week's DOCTOR WHO
by Kaitlin Milligan - Sep 14, 2014

This week's episode of DOCTOR WHO, “Listen,” is my favorite episode from this season so far. There are so many surprising moments, and the storyline was interesting and relatable. So, if you want to know what's under the bed, keep reading, but if you're not looking for SPOILERS, then come back later! (more...)

Here I Go Again! BWW Interviews ROCK OF AGES Superfan Abe Calimag on His 500th Show
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 11, 2014

Today, Calimag speaks exclusively with BWW about his most memorable stage door experiences, the wide variety of actors he has seen take on these iconic roles and his own personal reflections on the 500 performances he has attended throughout the years. (more...)

Paradise Theatre to Celebrate Northwest Premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Paradise Theatre presents the Northwest Premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a new musical with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, on September 19. (more...)

Savant Introduces Breakthrough Home Automation Experience
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

“With the new Savant App, we've put powerful home control into the hands of consumers like never before,” said William Lynch, CEO, Savant Systems. “We call it the Single App Home, and whether it's setting the perfect environment or being more efficient with climate, sprinklers, or other systems, owning a Savant Home gives people one, easy-to-use app that allows them to get more enjoyment and peace of mind from their home.” (more...)

WigWag Unveils Filament Smart Color LED Light Bulbs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Filament light bulbs are controlled individually or in groups with the WigWag app for iOS or Android or by classic wall switch, and are powered by the WigWag Relay, which plugs into the local router. They offer adjustable 3000K-6000K true-white LED lighting, with dimmable brightness and adjustable color (RGB) LEDs. Filament produces over 64 million colors with up to 800 lumens output with an average lifespan of 20 years. The bulbs are a standard Edison screw, available with a white or black base. (more...)

BWW Recap: Journey 'Into a Dalek' with DOCTOR WHO
by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 31, 2014

On tonight's episode of “Doctor Who” we journey “Into a Dalek,” with the Doctor and Clara, meet Danny Pink, and get confused by Missy yet again! Be careful if you haven't watched tonight's episode, because below are some major SPOILERS. (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...)

NY FILM CRITICS NATIONAL SERIES ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER TO FEATURE RELATIVITY STUDIOS' 'HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS.' WITH LIVE APPEARANCE BY STAR SIMON PEGG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The New York Film Critics Series, one of the leading word-of-mouth screening companies, has partnered with the nation's leading independent cinemas to present live, national, in-theater screenings. The events are moderated by Peter Travers, film critic for Rolling Stone Magazine and ABC's Popcorn, along with additional coverage by Alison Bailes of BBC, More Magazine, WOR Radio, and The Charlie Rose Show. The series presents live, interactive, in-theater; pre-release movies and big screen HD simulcast with the stars and filmmakers. (more...)

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, OUR AMERICAN COUSIN and More Set for Parson's Nose Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Parson's Nose Theater, led by Artistic Director Lance Davis, announces its 15th anniversary season of classic theater in Southern California. (more...)

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