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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...)

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...)

Marathon Patent Group Acquires TLI Communications LLC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA - Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARA) ('Marathon'), a patent licensing company, announced today that it has acquired TLI Communications LLC., owner of U.S. patent No. 6,3038,295 ('295 patent), which is an apparatus and method for recording, communicating and administering digital images. (more...)

Selena Gomez Denied Russian Visa Due to Her Support of Gay Rights
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

According to Billboard Russian authorities have denied a visa request from pop singer Selena Gomez. The singer was to perform in Minsk, Belarus and Kiev, Ukraine and next week in St. Petersburg, but all of the performances have been removed from her intinerary. (more...)

LDK Solar Announces U.S. Pre-packaged Plan and Updates for Cayman and Hong Kong Proceedings
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ LDK Solar CO., Ltd. in provisional liquidation ('LDK Solar' or the 'Company') and its Joint Provisional Liquidators ('JPLs'), Tammy Fu and Eleanor Fisher, both of Zolfo Cooper (Cayman) Limited, today announced that three of the Company's United States subsidiaries, LDK Solar USA, Inc., LDK Solar Tech USA, Inc. and LDK Solar Systems, Inc. (the 'US Plan Proponents'), launched a solicitation of votes on a prepackaged plan of reorganization (the 'Prepackaged Plan') from the holders of the Company's 10% Senior Notes due 2014 (the 'Senior Notes'). (more...)

Interview: Lindsay Posner
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Sep 12, 2013

During rehearsals for The Winslow Boy, Education Dramaturg Ted Sod spoke with Director Lindsay Posner about his thoughts on the play. (more...)

Tom Hiddleston Fans Petition for 'Loki' Feature Film
by Movies News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

Fans of Tom Hiddleston have launched a petition in support of a feature length film featuring Loki, the villain whom the actor portrayed in Thor, The Avengers and the upcoming Thor: The Dark World. (more...)

Kaspersky Lab Prevails in Legal Fight Against Technology 'Patent Troll'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

“Our position is firm. No concessions to the trolling scum and IT racketeers. We call on all other IT companies to keep on fighting and not give up. Only then will it be possible to get rid of the patent parasites once and for all,” said Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO, Kaspersky Lab. (more...)

Airbnb Asks for YOUR Help to Save Apartment Sharing in New York
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

A new petition launched by an Airbnb host in New York is asking for user's help to stop a New York Attorney General investigation into the service, which has come under legal fire, and resulted in the State issuing a subpoena for all of its records. (more...)

American Association of Equine Sports Preservation Makes a Splash at Breeder's Cup; Embraces 2014 Horse Racing Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Just weeks after the Breeder's Cup in Arcadia, CA, theAmerican Association of Equine Sports Preservation (AAESP) continues to collect signatures for a petitionto preserve the iconic Hollywood Park race track in California, while ramping up for an exciting 2014 horse racing season, which includes exhibits at the Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship and Fair (DIAHC) on March 20-22, 2014, and the world's richest race ($10 million prize money),the Dubai World Cup (DWC) on March 29, 2014, it was announced. Nominations for the DWC open in January, with invitations to be sent out in early March 2014. (more...)

FAMILY GUY Fans Petition to Bring Beloved Dog Brian Back
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

A fast-growing petition trend has quickly caught fire on Change.org, as at least half a dozen Family Guy fans have launched petitions demanding that the Griffin family's beloved dog Brian, created and voiced by Seth MacFarlane, be brought back (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ambassador Theater's PROTEST Shows Havel's Enduring Lessons
by Andrew White - Nov 22, 2013

We are now well into the second wave of Vaclav Havel productions, where his work is being re-examined from a variety of perspectives-experiments which, in and of themselves, are a testament to his staying power. Ambassador Theater's current production of 'Protest' at the Mead Theater Lab marks the culmination of a year-long celebration here in Washington, D.C. of the playwright-President's legacy. Under the direction of Gail Humphries-Mardirosian audiences can now witness a fascinating re-interpretation of what is perhaps Havel's deepest, most confessional work on life under an oppressive regime. (more...)

Street in James Gandolfini's Hometown to be Named After Late Actor
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2013

The Borough of Park Ridge, New Jersey will be naming a street, 'James Gandolfini Way' in honor of native son actor, James Gandolfini at a Dec. 1 dedication ceremony. (more...)

The American Association of Equine Sports Preservation Starts Petition to Preserve Hollywood Park and Other Race Tracks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

ARCADIA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Horse racing's biggest weekend takes place thisFriday, November 1 st and Saturday, November 2 nd, and Allison Booth, president and founder of The American Association of Equine Sports Preservation (AAESP), is in the thick of it all. (more...)

Theater Fans Petition to Bring LES MISERABLES to Manila
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 27, 2014

In August last year, about 700 Filipino theater fans' Facebook-based petition to bring the smash Broadway musical 'Wicked' to Manila was deemed successful; the 'Ozian' stage spectacle opened at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) five months later, which ran 42 performances. Apparently, these fans are at it again: a newly created Facebook-based petition page to bring the critically-acclaimed reimagined production of Sir Cameron Mackintosh's LES MISERABLES to Manila is up and running--engaging every visitor to like its cause! (more...)

ReneSola Elaborates on U.S. Department of Commerce Investigation Regarding Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from China
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

JIASHAN, China, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ReneSola Ltd. ('ReneSola') (NYSE: SOL), a leading brand and technology provider of solar photovoltaic ('PV') products, today elaborated on a pending U.S. Department of Commerce ('Department')'s anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigation regarding certain crystalline silicon PV products from China. (more...)

Thousands Protest Rooney Mara's PETER PAN Casting
by Movies News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Thousands of protesters have signed a petition against the casting of actress Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily in Warner Bros upcoming reboot of PETER PAN (more...)

Mimosa Petitions FCC, Advocating Spectrum Sharing Strategy for 10 GHz Band
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Open for public comment until April 10, 2014, The Petition seeks to protect current users of the band – federal and non-federal radiolocation services, and amateur radio operations – while simultaneously opening the band to fixed and mobile broadband users. Successful implementation of Mimosa's spectrum sharing plan will allow operators to use the minimally congested 10 GHz spectrum for backhaul traffic, freeing up and promoting the more efficient use of the unlicensed 5 GHz bands for point-to-multipoint operations. (more...)

More X-Men Origins on the Way? Could Lupita Nyong'o be the Next 'Storm'?
by Sarah Bellet - Mar 11, 2014

Could Lupita Nyong'o be the new young Storm in a stand alone X-Men Origins film? (more...)

Photo Flash: Cherry Jones, Jefferson Mays & More Join the #TonyCanYouHearMe Movement
by Jillian Gaier - Jun 16, 2014

As previously reported, the Tony Awards Administration Committee determined that Best Sound Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Musical Categories would be eliminated from the established list of competitive categories, beginning with the 2014-2015 season. The Tony Administration Committee may bestow a Special Tony Award to a production when it determines that extraordinary sound design has been achieved. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars Take to Twitter with #TonyCanYouHearMe?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2014

As previously reported, the Tony Awards Administration Committee determined that Best Sound Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Musical Categories would be eliminated from the established list of competitive categories, beginning with the 2014-2015 season. The Tony Administration Committee may bestow a Special Tony Award to a production when it determines that extraordinary sound design has been achieved. (more...)

TONY-Nominated Sound Designer John Gromada Starts Online Petition to Reverse Tony Committee Ruling
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Sound designer John Gromada, who was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Play for 2013's revival of The Trip to Bountiful, has started an online petition to reverse the Committee's ruling. (more...)

Petition Launches to Reinstate Fired OSU Band Director, Jon Waters - Over 4,800 Signatures in 48 Hours
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The controvery surrounding the quick decision to fire OSU Marching Band Director, Jon Waters, based on generations of a 'sexualized culture' has resulted in the launch of a petition to reinstate TBDBITL's leader. In less than 24 hours after launching The Petition, over 2,000 signatures were gathered with more than 37 states represented, including the Armed Forces, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK. (more...)

Consumer Watchdog Calls For Rate Reductions: Allstate, CSAA and Liberty Mutual Overcharging Homeowners Insurance Customers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Consumer Watchdog has petitioned Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones to hold public hearings on the excessive rates of three top homeowners insurers Allstate, CSAA, and Liberty Mutual. (more...)

Petition Calls For New 'Stay or Go' Fire Safety Law Following NYC High-Rise Fire
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2014

Following the death of 27-year-old playwright Daniel James McClung in Sunday's high-rise fire in New York City, the family and best friends of Daniel's husband Michael Todd Cohen, who remains seriously injured following the fire, have released a statement. (more...)

White House Responds to Petition Over JIMMY KIMMEL China Skit: 'Federal Government Cannot Force ABC to Remove This Show'
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2014

Deadline reported yesterday that President Obama's administration has finally released a statement regarding a petition signed by more than 105,000 individuals requesting the White House cancel ABC's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE. The Petition concerned an October segment in which a child joked about killing Chinese people to help erase the current U.S. debt. (more...)

Corporate Bankruptcy Recap & Forecast: Downward Trend Continues while Prepackaged Reorganizations Rise in 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

BankruptcyData.com's research reveals that 71 publicly traded* companies filed for bankruptcy protection in 2013 with a total of $42.6 billion in combined total pre-petition assets**. This filing count is down from 2012's 87 filings and $70.8 billion in assets. The largest filing of 2013 was Cengage Learning's $7.5 billion bankruptcy, followed by Penson Worldwide with $6.2 billion in assets then a sharp drop to Dex One's $2.8 billion filing. The attached chart reflects the ten largest Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 proceedings for 2013. Coincidentally, these are the only bankruptcies for the year that listed $1 billion or more in total pre-petition assets. (more...)

Underwater Homeowners Neglected in State of the Union Address Rally Support for HARP 3.0 Petition
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

In response to President Obama omitting any mention of new refinance opportunities for underwater homeowners from his 2014 State of The Union Address, makeharp3happen.com has launched a new “We the People” Whitehouse.gov petition calling for the administration to install a HARP 3.0 Count Up Clock in The White House Entrance Hall to remind the President, Congress, and other policy makers of their failure to expand the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP). (more...)

Tony Winner Rosemary Harris Will Star in Roundabout's INDIAN INK this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Tony Award winner Rosemary Harris will play the role of "Eleanor Swan" in the Off-Broadway premiere of Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink, directed by Carey Perloff. (more...)

Tony Winner Rosemary Harris to Star in Roundabout Theatre's INDIAN INK this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced Tony Award winner Rosemary Harris will play the role of 'Eleanor Swan' in the Off-Broadway premiere of Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink, directed by Carey Perloff. The production will begin performances on September 4 and open Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Centre for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). (more...)

Moms Demand Action and Facebook in Talks to Stop the Facilitation of Gun Sales to Minors and Dangerous People Online
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America issued a statement today on the latest developments in its campaign to ask Facebook and Instagram to prohibit gun sales and trades on its platforms. The organization, an uprising of American mothers committed to ending gun violence that was founded in the wake of Newtown, announced that it has entered formal discussions with Facebook – and also revealed another case of a gun sold via Facebook that ended up in the hands of a 15-year-old who took the gun to his high school in Kentucky. (more...)

Nevada Gaming Regulators Allow Prepaid for Casino Games
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

'This is a historic development for gaming, not just in Nevada but potentially nationwide,' said Kirk Sanford, CEO and Founder of Sightline Payments. "The gaming industry has long lagged behind the broader economy in its utilization of electronic payments. The action by the Commission clears the way to bring the benefits of electronic payments to both gaming operators and gaming patrons. We're grateful that Nevada has taken the first step, and we plan to pursue similar regulatory initiatives in other jurisdictions." (more...)

Magyar Telecom B.V. Announces Update on Its Petition for Recognition Under Chapter 15 of the US Bankruptcy Code of Its Scheme of Arrangement Under the UK Companies Act 20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

As previously announced, a hearing took place before Judge Lane of the US Bankruptcy Court at 2:00 p.m. (New York time) on 3 December 2013 in respect of The Petition under Chapter 15 of the US Bankruptcy Code for recognition of the Scheme as a foreign main proceeding and for related relief giving full force and effect to the Scheme and related documents (the “Chapter 15 Order”). (more...)

38 Special Cancels SeaWorld Concert Amidst Blackfish Controversy
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

38 Special has followed Martina McBride, Willie Nelson, REO Speedwagon, Trisha Yearwood, Barenaked Ladies, Cheap Trick, and Heart in cancelling their upcoming performance at SeaWorld amidst intense public pressure fueled by the popular documentary film Blackfish. (more...)

Magyar Telecom B.V. Announces Grant of Recognition under Chapter 15 of the US Bankruptcy Code ("Chapter 15") of Its Scheme of Arrangement Under the UK Companies Act 2006
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

As previously announced, a second hearing took place before Judge Lane of the US Bankruptcy Court at 11:00 a.m. (New York time) on 11 December 2013 in respect of The Petition under Chapter 15 of the US Bankruptcy Code for recognition of the Scheme as a foreign main proceeding and for related relief giving full force and effect to the Scheme and related documents (the “Chapter 15 Order”). (more...)

ECPA White House Petition Surpasses 100,000 Signatures
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Widespread support from Americans across the country and growing momentum to update online privacy laws (more...)

30,000 Coloradans Petition Xcel Energy to Withdraw Anti-Solar Proposal
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

DENVER, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Today nearly 300 concerned Coloradans converged in Denver to oppose a proposal from Xcel Energy to roll back one of the state's most successful solar programs. The energetic crowd braved wintery temperatures to deliver nearly 30,000 petition signatures urging Xcel to withdraw its proposal and keep Colorado solar shining. (more...)

Fans Petition for 'Weird Al' Yankovic to Perform at Super Bowl Halftime Show
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

According to SPIN.com, there is a fan petition to allow 'Weird Al' Yankovic to perform at next year's SuperBowl, which will take place in Glendale, Arizona on February 1. (more...)

Petplan is #DrivenToBark on Behalf of Pets
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Every year, countless dogs die in cars due to extreme temperatures. Despite this, only 15 states have statutes that specifically prohibit leaving an animal unattended in a confined vehicle. Petplan believes this is a national issue – and that four-legged friends urgently need legal protection. (more...)

Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Calls On Amazon, Apple, Google And Microsoft To Remove Fat-Shaming Apps From Online Stores
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Today, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), along with supporting organizations, have issued formal letters to the leaders of Amazon.com, Apple Inc., Google Inc., and the Microsoft Corporation calling on each of them to remove offensive fat-shaming applications from their online app stores and strengthen their review process to ensure no further fat-shaming apps are approved for download. (more...)

Zoom Telephonics Files FCC Petition Opposing Charter's Cable Modem Policies
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

BOSTON, MA -  Late yesterday Zoom Telephonics, Inc. ('Zoom') (OTCQB: ZMTP), a leading manufacturer of modems and other communication products, submitted an FCC petition whose goal is to change Charter Communications policy so that all Charter customers can purchase cable modems from U.S. retailers and realize a reasonable savings for using their own cable modem. Zoom asks that the modems be certified by Charter under a reasonable, timely certification program with published standards that would be open to Zoom and other cable modem producers.  (more...)

DISH Network Petitions FCC to Deny Comcast Time Warner Merger
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

MERGER PRESENTS RISK OF SIGNIFICANT HARMS: (more...)

Petition for Robin Williams Statue on the GOOD WILL HUNTING Bench Nears 15,000 Signatures
by Movies News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

Fans of Robin Williams have started an online petition to create a bronze statue of the actor to place on the 'GOOD WILL HUNTING bench', which is featured in an iconic scene from the 1997 drama starring Williams, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. (more...)

Robin Williams Fans Campaign for 'Legend of Zelda' Video Game Tribute
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Comic legend Robin Williams died tragically on Monday at the age of 63, but his name may live on in the world of video games if fans of Ninendo's The Legend of Zelda get their wish. (more...)

mShopper' Launches Petition to Amend Google's Responsive Web Design Stance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ mShopper, a world-leading mobile commerce platform provider, today announced that they will be driving a petition to seek an amendment to Google's stance on Responsive Web Design and it's impact on mobile commerce. mShopper recently launched a new mStore designed to help online retailers drive conversions and improve sales using mobile devices. (more...)

Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology Reports Wikipedia Founder Censors Alternative Health Care Industry, Calls Providers 'Lunatic Charlatans'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

ARDMORE, Pa., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ On Dec 11, 2013 the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) sponsored a change.org petition that has been signed by over 8,100 people. The Petition charges that Wikipedia's information about holistic approaches to healing such as Emotional Freedom Techniques is biased, misleading, out-of-date or wrong, preventing the public from getting accurate information. (more...)

Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology Reports Wikipedia Founder Censors Alternative Health Care Industry, Calls Providers 'Lunatic Charlatans'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

ARDMORE, Pa., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ On Dec 11, 2013 the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) sponsored a change.org petition that has been signed by over 8,100 people. The Petition charges that Wikipedia's information about holistic approaches to healing such as Emotional Freedom Techniques is biased, misleading, out-of-date or wrong, preventing the public from getting accurate information. (more...)

White House Officially Responds to Petition to Deport Justin Bieber
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2014

According to Page Six, the White House has officially responded to The Petition to have Justin Bieber deported. After a long list of arrests and drunk antics, 273,000 people signed a petition on petitions.whitehouse.gov to send Bieber back to Canada. (more...)

NYS Athletic Trainers' Association Recognizes Athletic Training Month Event Participants and Winners
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Athletic trainers (ATs), as health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical evaluation, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of athletic-related injuries and medical conditions, understand the critical issue of sports safety. Many consider ATs to be the premier provider of sports health care and each March athletic trainers and supporters work together to promote sports safety and recognize the athletic training profession during National Athletic Training Month (NATM). In order to celebrate NATM and recognize ATs and their efforts, NYSATA held a variety of events this March aimed at professionals, future professionals, and the public alike. (more...)

T-Mobile Abolishes Consumer Overages, Challenges Other Wireless Providers to Follow Suit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

More than 20 million Americans were hit with punitive overage charges in 2013. And these penalties from the three largest U.S. carriers take more than an incredible $1 billion out of consumers' pockets every year. (more...)

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