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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...)

PayItSimple USA Inc. to Showcase at FinovateFall 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

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FLIR Releases Muon Thermal Imaging Camera Core for OEMs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

WILSONVILLE, OR(Marketwired - Sep 8, 2014) - FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today its latest thermal imaging core, Muon™, a product which dramatically simplifies the integration of thermal imaging capabilities for OEM customers. (more...)

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Will Celebrate National Grandparents Day on 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

This Sunday, September 7th is National Grandparents Day. To celebrate the day, producers of You Can't Take It With You, which stars James Earl Jones as one of the most famous grandpas of the stage - Grandpa Martin Vanderhof, announce they will be honoring grandparents who have purchased tickets to see the 3 p.m. matinee. (more...)

Web.com, First Data Invite Atlanta Area Small Businesses to Free Marketing Seminar
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Web.com (Nasdaq:WWWW), a leading provider of Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses, will host a free marketing seminar designed to help small business owners in the Atlanta area learn how to successfully increase their business' visibility and better market themselves online. The Web.com Small Business Summit presented by First Data will take place on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola golf tournament to be held at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia. Through Web.com's agreement with the PGA TOUR and as the umbrella sponsor of the Web.com Tour, Web.com developed the Small Business Summit as a benefit to small business owners in communities across the country. (more...)

Web.com, First Data Invite Atlanta Area Small Businesses to Free Marketing Seminar
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Web.com (Nasdaq:WWWW), a leading provider of Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses, will host a free marketing seminar designed to help small business owners in the Atlanta area learn how to successfully increase their business' visibility and better market themselves online. The Web.com Small Business Summit presented by First Data will take place on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola golf tournament to be held at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia. Through Web.com's agreement with the PGA TOUR and as the umbrella sponsor of the Web.com Tour, Web.com developed the Small Business Summit as a benefit to small business owners in communities across the country. (more...)

Steep Theatre Company to Present THE VANDAL, Opening 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Steep Theatre Company will launch its fourteenth season with the Midwest Premiere of Hamish Linklater's The Vandal, directed by Shade Murray. Steep's production marks the Chicago debut not only of the play, but also of the playwright. While audiences across the nation may be familiar with his extensive credits as an actor on film, television, and stage, The Vandal is Mr. Linklater's playwriting debut. The production opens on Thursday, October 2 at Steep's Edgewater home. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Sets 2015 Season: TWELFTH NIGHT, LIFE IS A DREAM & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

California Shakespeare Theater today announced its plans for 2015 season, which includes boldly imagined productions of two of Shakespeare's greatest works, a beautiful new adaptation of a classic from the Spanish Golden Age of Drama, and an outrageously funny romp from a modern American master. The season will feature the company directing debut of Magic Theatre's Producing Artistic Director Loretta Greco, and the return of directors Amanda Dehnert (The Verona Project) and Christopher Liam Moore (Lady Windermere's Fan) in addition to artistic director Jonathan Moscone. (more...)

Hyundai Launches Innovative Rewards Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 3,2014 /PRNewswire/ Hyundai Motor America today announced the launch of Hyundai Rewards, a comprehensive engagement program that rewards owners for shopping online and servicing their vehicles at participating dealerships. The free Hyundai Rewards program (www.hyundai-rewards.com) offers members points for every dollar spent shopping online through the Hyundai Rewards site or every time they visit a participating dealer's service department. Points can be applied towards the purchase or lease of a new Hyundai vehicle or future service visit. (more...)

The Royal Shakespeare Company Announces Summer Season, National Tour, BBC Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

The Royal Shakespeare Company announces the summer 2015 season. (more...)

Merchant Customer Exchange Unveils its Mobile Payment Network - CurrentC''
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

BOSTON, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), a company formed by the nation's leading merchants to develop a customer-centric and secure mobile payment solution, today unveiled the brand of its new mobile payment network CurrentC. The CurrentC Network was built by leading merchants to simplify, enhance and secure their customers' shopping experience. This powerful platform will be available across a broad and growing collection of leading merchants in the big-box, convenience, pharmacy, fuel, grocery, dining, travel and specialty-retail categories. Consumers will be able to gain access to the entire CurrentC network and all its benefits by using the CurrentC app as well as through merchants' mobile applications that utilize CurrentC functionality. (more...)

Soho Rep & PlayCo to Present GENERATIONS, 9/30-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Soho Rep. and The Play Company, in association with John Adrian Selzer, announce casting and the creative team for the U.S. premiere of debbie tucker green's generations. The production, September 30-October 26, reunites the playwright with director Leah C. Gardiner, who worked together on the OBIE Award-winning 2011 production of born bad. generations features a 12-person community chorus led by music director Bongi Duma (The Lion King). The cast includes Shyko Amos (An Octoroon), Mamoudou Athie, Khail Toi Bryant (The Lion King), Ntombikhona Dlamini (Sarafina!), Thuli Dumakude (The Lion King, Poppie Nongena), Jonathan Peck (The Lion in Winter) and Michael Rogers (born bad, Breakfast With Mugabe). (more...)

Don Rickles Returning to The Orleans Showroom, 10/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Continuing his record-breaking 55th consecutive year as a Las Vegas headliner, internationally renowned comedian, actor and entertainer Don Rickles is set to perform at The Orleans Showroom October 11 and 12. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Sets Fall 2014 Repertory - AS YOU LIKE IT and RICHARD II
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its fifth season of progressive classic theatre with an all-male Shakespeare repertory: AS YOU LIKE IT presented in rotating repertory with RICHARD II. Bringing together the best professional actors and designers from Philadelphia and across the country, Artistic Director Alexander Burns leads this collective of artists on a mission to ignite the classics through visceral, actor-focused and text-driven productions. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for UNCLE VANYA - John Hannah, Amanda Boxer, Buffy Davis and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Casting is announced today for a new version of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya by multiple award-winning playwright Anya Reiss, premiering on Wednesday 8 October at St. James Theatre. Directed by Russell Bolam, Reiss' adaptation of Chekhov's masterpiece of modern theatre reignites the piece for a 21st century audience, revealing the universal difficulties of impossible love, longing and regret. (more...)

Andrea McArdle to Star in Media Theatre's HELLO, DOLLY! This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

'Hello, Andrea!' That's what audiences will be saying with much enthusiasm when Broadway's legendary star Andrea McArdle returns to The Media Theatre as the iconic Dolly Levi in "Hello Dolly" in spring 2015. McArdle, who wowed audiences and theatre critics alike with her memorable performance as "Mame" in 2013, will take on her second Jerry Herman musical in Media April 15-May 17. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage Special - 6 of Theatre's Hottest Costume Designers Talk Trends, Fashion & More - PRESENTED BY BERGDORF GOODMAN
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Sep 17, 2014

A very special edition of Backstage with Richard Ridge comes to you today, presented by Bergdorf Goodman. The panel features 6 of the theatre world'ss most celebrated and influential costume designers. In this special discussion, they explore current trends in costume design, as well as the impact design has on consumer fashions, and how contemporary fashion influences costume design. Click and drag to moveA New York landmark since 1901, Bergdorf Goodman represents the pinnacle of style, service and modern luxury. Located at 5th Avenue and 58th Street, it is the leading fashion authority and a singular destination for the most discerning customers from around the world. This special panel was filmed at Eric Winterling Costumes Inc., who have been making costumes for shows on Broadway and beyond for more than 20 years. Featured on the panel are Jess Goldstein, William Ivey Long, Rita Ryack, Carrie Robbins, Gregg Barnes, and David Zinn. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Larry Yando and More in Highlights of CST's KING LEAR
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 17, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents William Shakespeare's towering epic King Lear, directed by CST Founder and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and featuring Chicago theater legend Larry Yando in the title role. King Lear opens Chicago Shakespeare's 2014/15 season in the Courtyard Theater, now through November 9, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Present INTIMATE APPAREL, 10/7-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will stage Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage's 'Intimate Apparel,' a love story that confronts race and religion, directed by Mary B. Robinson, from October 7 through November 1. 'Intimate Apparel' is the recipient of the American Theatre Critics and New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards for Best Play. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Larry Yando in Chicago Shakespeare's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents William Shakespeare's towering epic King Lear, directed by CST Founder and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and featuring Chicago theater legend Larry Yando in the title role. A wrenching story of love, loss and reconciliation, the unraveling of an imperious king has fascinated audiences for more than 400 years. Gaines brings audiences a King Lear for our times, especially relevant as today's generation wrestles with the harrowing effects of aging on loved ones. King Lear opens Chicago Shakespeare's 2014/15 season in the Courtyard Theater, now through November 9, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at First Folio Theatre's THE GRAVEDIGGER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

To kick off its 19th season, First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) is proud to present the World Premiere of the gothic drama THE GRAVEDIGGER, which previews October 1, opens October 4 and runs through November 2, 2014. Scroll down for some creepy promo pics! (more...)

Alan Safier to Star in SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE at Queens Theatre, 9/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Queens Theatre will present the Tony-nominated play Say Goodnight Gracie, starring Alan Safier as George Burns, written by Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and directed by Michael White. The show will be at Queens Theatre (14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park) on Saturday, September 27 at 2pm & 8pm and on Sunday, September 28 at 3pm. Join Rupert Holmes, Alan Safier, and Moderator WABC's Sandy Kenyon for a lively talk-back after the 3pm performance on Sunday, September 28. (more...)

TrueAccord Launches Machine Learning Debt Recovery Solution; Announces $5M Series A Funding
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ TrueAccord (www.trueaccord.com) the first-of-its-kind tech platform that transforms the antiquated debt recovery industry through automation, behavioral analytics and a humanistic approach launched today. The company, co-founded by a group of Silicon Valley tech veterans also announced it closed $5M in Series A funding led by Khosla Ventures and Caffeinated Capital's Raymond Tonsing, with participation from serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist Max Levchin, entrepreneur and Braintree founder Bryan Johnson, and Homebrew, among others. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at James Earl Jones, Rose Byrne & More in at YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU is currently in previews at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), with an opening night set for September 28, 2014. The production will be directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a 19-week limited engagement. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Joseph Marcell & More in Folger Theatre's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Folger Theatre continues its relationship with Shakespeare's Globe in London with the touring production of KING LEAR, continuing in D.C. for a limited engagement through September 21. Directed by Bill Buckhurst, the acclaimed production has toured for months in the UK, Europe, and Asia. The Folger will be its debut here in the States. Check out a first look at the production below! (more...)

Alec Baldwin and Danny Glover Headline Cast for Sci-Fi Adventure Film ANDRON
by Movies News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Alec Baldwin ('The Departed,' 'Mission Impossible 5,' 'Blue Jasmine') and Danny Glover ('Lethal Weapon' series, 'Saw' 'The Color Purple') headline the cast of 'Andron' - a sci-fi, action adventure movie from AMBI Pictures Group, the movie development, finance, production and distribution group owned and run by Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi. (more...)

CELEBRATING PETER BROOK Series Set for Theatre for a New Audience, 9/14-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Peter Brook has been creating work for theatre, opera, and film for over 50 years. During the run of The Valley of Astonishment, written and directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Helene Estienne, Theatre for a New Audience will honor Mr. Brook's achievements with Celebrating Peter Brook, a series of events designed to explore the life of his work. (more...)

BlueSnap Updates Payment Encryption Technology for iOS 8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Global payment gateway BlueSnap announced today that its Client Side Encryption API has been upgraded to support shoppers using iOS 8. This will ensure that shoppers who update their iPhones and iPads will benefit from the same encryption strategy that allows BlueSnap to protect payment card information on all web devices. (more...)

RSC's MERCHANT OF VENICE, GAME World Premiere & CARMEN Reimagining Set for the Almeida's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Almeida Theatre has announced its new Winter-Spring 2014-15 season, featuring Rupert Goold's celebrated RSC production of The Merchant OF VENICE, starring Ian McDiarmid as Shylock and Susannah Fielding reprising her role as Portia; Robert Icke directing Tobias Menzies in an intimate staging of Wallace Shawn's THE FEVER AT THE MAY FAIR HOTEL; the World Premiere of Mike Bartlett's play GAME, directed by Sacha Wares and designed by Miriam Buether in a radical reconfiguration of the theater; and Simon Stephens reimagining Bizet's CARMEN in the UK premiere of CARMEN DISRUPTION, helmed by Michael Longhurst. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - JERSEY BOYS
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 31, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS below! (more...)

AMBI Group, Al Pacino and Barry Levinson Awarded at Venice Film Fest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

AMBI Group co-founders Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi and Academy Award® winners Al Pacino and Barry Levinson were awarded the prestigious 'Mimmo Rotella Foundation Award' at the 71st Venice Film Festival in recognition of their work on “The Humbling,” which has its World Premiere at this year's Festival. (more...)

Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Sets Student Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The producers of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy You Can't Take It With You announce a student rush policy. A limited number of student rush tickets, which are subject to availability, can be purchased with a valid student ID at the box office of The Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) when the box office opens for the day of the performance on a first come first served basis. The box office of opens at 10am Monday through Saturday, and at noon on Sunday. Student rush tickets are $30 each (includes facilities fee) and are limited to one (1) ticket per valid student ID. (more...)

New Terapeak Analytics Feature Scores and Optimizes Ecommerce Listings
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Listing Scoring and Optimization allows merchants to select a segment of products and score their listings on a scale from 0% to a highest possible score of 100%. Merchants could, for example, score their top five performing products or their five lowest selling goods. For each listing, the tool breaks down the overall score into scores for individual criteria, and it explains why The Merchant received these values. (more...)

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Begins Previews Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU begins previews tonight, August 26, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), with an opening night set for September 28, 2014. (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...)

Heartland Payment Systems Named 2014 Best Company to Sell For By Selling Power Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Selling Power evaluates companies based on three key factors: customer growth and retention; hiring, compensation, sales training and enablement; and company recognition and reputation. Heartland ranked number one overall (tied with SunGard), earning high scores in all three categories. (more...)

Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne and More Set for OUR TOWN at the Almeida Theatre - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Casting is announced for Our Town at the Almeida Theatre. Award-winning US actor-director David Cromer will direct and perform in this intimate version of Thornton Wilder's iconic American play. The cast will also include Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne, Sidney Cole, Kate Dickie, Laura Elsworthy, Anna Francolini, Matthew Jacobs-Morgan, Daniel Kendrick, Simon Lennon, Jessica Lester, Richard Lumsden, Annette McLaughlin, Christopher Staines, Rhashan Stoneand David Walmsley. (more...)

Hudson Village Theatre Welcomes New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Hudson Village Theatre (HVT) has announced its new Artistic Director. Matthew Tiffin, known to the Montreal theatre community as well as local audiences and media as one half of the ground-breaking, critically acclaimed Gravy Bath Productions, takes the reins in Hudson as of September 2, 2014. (more...)

Children's Playhouse of Maryland to Preview HELLO, DOLLY! at Annual Gala, 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Children's Playhouse of Maryland, in residence at CCBC Essex, hosts its 8TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GALA from 6:30 p.m. until 11 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 6 in the College Community Center Theatre at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. a silent auction and raffles. At 7:30 p.m., the CPM cast presents a special preview performance of HELLO, DOLLY! - CPM's first musical production for its fall 2014 season. A buffet reception will follow the performance. Tickets are $25 and available through the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-ARTS (2787). (more...)

Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis Focus of New Exhibition, Opening 9/12 at The Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

From September 12, 2014 through February 1, 2015, the Jewish Museum will present From the Margins: Lee Krasner I Norman Lewis, 1945-1952. (more...)

Cast Announced for Propeller Theatre's POCKET DREAM UK Tour, Beginning Sept 8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Casting has been announced for Pocket Dream, a sixty minute version of Propeller's critically-acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE ALCHEMIST at STNJ; This Rarely Produced Show Shines on the Madison Stage
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 16, 2014

A superb production of 'The Alchemist' is now onstage at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey through August 31st. Written by Ben Jonson and adapted by Bonnie Monte, this rarely produced show is a completely entertaining comical farce about greed and deception. (more...)

Shakespeare Celebration Set for Bryn Mawr Performing Arts Series, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series plays, acts and dances a happy 450th birthday to William Shakespeare in a Bard's Birthday Bash with Scenes, Sonnets, Music and Dance with Members of Piffaro and Guests on Saturday, October 4 at 8:30 p.m. at Thomas Great Hall. Piffaro, playing reconstructions of Renaissance instruments such as shawms, dulcians, sackbuts, recorders, krumhorns, bagpipes, lutes, guitars, harps and a variety of percussion, perform music of Shakespeare's time including old English ballads, instrumental fantasies and country dances, some with direct connections to his plays. The program will weave in scenes from some of Shakespeare's most popular plays directed by Barrymore Award-winning director James J. Christy and performed by leading local actors. The celebration concludes with dancing, taught to the audience by Renaissance dancing master Dorothy Olsson. (more...)

BRAVING THE WARTIME SEAS Honors U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

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Up on the Marquee: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by Walter McBride - Aug 15, 2014

The upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With begins previews on August 26, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), with an opening night set for September 28, 2014. The production will be directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a 19-week limited engagement. Check out the marquee below! (more...)

Stage West's BEYOND THERAPY Begins 8/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Two neurotic people looking for love and two therapists who are clearly less sane than their patients. What could go wrong? That's the question posed by Christopher Durang's sharply satirical farce Beyond Therapy, beginning a 6-week run at Stage West on Thursday, August 21. (more...)

Merchants Take Control and Can Now Earn Rewards Based on Transactions Received, Lead by Chase Harmer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

It has occurred to those in the acquiring industry that every time a customer uses their rewards card they are able to receive a direct benefit from their card issuer in regard to some sort of incentive, this can be in the form of cash back, rewards, travel, massage or other incentives to drive customer spending. As a retail or e-commerce merchant those charges are absorbed through monthly fees paid to the card companies so they can turn around and give the customer what they want through the hard work and dedication of The Merchant. The majority of merchants are not aware why some of these card fees are so high, so here is the truth. (more...)

Heartland Payment Systems Acquires Leaf
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Through the acquisition, Heartland demonstrates its ongoing commitment to providing the support and resources needed to execute on the companies' shared vision of delivering an open and flexible POS platform that makes it easier to run and grow a small business. Leaf will continue to be payments agnostic, working with the majority of domestic payments processors, and continue to build distribution relationships with industry-leading sales organization and partners. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. (more...)

Thandie Newton Joins Cast of HBO's WESTWORLD
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Thandie Newton is the latest to join the all-star cast of HBO's new drama pilot WESTWORLD, from J.J. Abrams. Also in the cast are Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris, Demetrius Grosse, Kyle Bornheimer, Currie Graham, Lena Georgas, Steven Ogg, James Marsden, Timothy Lee DePriest, and Eddie Rouse. (more...)

Custom Made to Open Season with Kurt Vonnegut's SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE, 9/12-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

A satirical and horrifying anti-war story, Slaughterhouse Five, carries a unique poignancy - and humor. A best seller when released, the novel brought Vonnegut to prominence as a major voice in American fiction. It has been adapted for the stage by Tony-nominated and Oscar-winning Eric Simonson and is directed by Custom Made Theatre's Artistic Director Brian Katz. (more...)

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