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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...)

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...)

Petition Started to Bring National Tour of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Back to Texas
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2013

The National Tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert recently visited Austin, Texas, and due to the overwhelmingly positive response from Austin audiences, fans are petitioning the producers of the lavish musical to bring the tour back to Central Texas in the near future. (more...)

Petition Started to Bring National Tour of PRISCILLA Back to Central Texas
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2013

The National Tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert recently visited Austin, Texas, and due to the overwhelmingly positive response from Austin audiences, fans are petitioning the producers of the lavish musical to bring the tour back to Central Texas in the near future. (more...)

The Playhouse – San Antonio Experiences Opposition to SPRING AWAKENING; Starts MoveOn Petition
by Jeff Davis - May 28, 2013

The Playhouse - San Antonio's current production of Spring Awakening may be delighting critics and the vast majority of audience members, but a few close-minded and fearful audience members are creating quite a commotion (more...)

Blake Shelton Backlash Continues with 'March' on Nashville to Support Traditional Country Music, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2013

The furor raging around country recording artist Blake Shelton when he publicly said 'older people who do not buy my CDs or concert tickets are old farts and jackasses' has advanced to a state of war in Nashville, Tennessee. A 'March' on Nashville is now scheduled for April 17 beginning at 11am at Tony Rose Park (08 Music Circle East) with the march going down Music Row, ending at the offices of the Country Music Association, which has virtually eliminated 'traditional' country music from their objectives. There will be a free concert of 'traditional American music' by participating musicians following the march. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - CBS 60 MINUTES Reports on Pioneer Hotel Fire Case
by - Mar 29, 2013

60 MINUTES revisits the case and the new evidence in a report to be broadcast Sunday, March 31 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Get a sneak peek below! (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...)

Parents Television Council Wants Seth MacFarlane Banned From Future Oscars
by TV News Desk - Mar 1, 2013

The Parents Television Council is on a mission to ban 'Family Guy' creator Seth MacFarlane from any future Academy Award hosting gigs. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the group posted a petition urging the Academy not to invite the comedian back for a retun visit. (more...)

Filmmaker James Twyman Launches Movement for More Baby Boomer Films
by Movies News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

New York Times bestselling author and award-winning filmmaker James Twyman is launching a movement to gather one million or more signatures to place on the desk of Hollywood's decision makers demanding movies that appeal to the Baby Boomer and esteemed elder set. (more...)

Six Consumer, Veteran, Farm Groups Tell FCC: Reduce Fraud By Ending Same-day Distribution Of Lifeline Cell Phones
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

Six groups representing consumers, veterans and rural Americans have filed letters with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging the federal agency to further restrict potential abuse of the wireless Lifeline phone subsidy program by barring the practice of same-day distribution of such phones. (more...)

TiVo Petitions FCC to Reinstate CableCARD Customer Access Rules
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2013

TiVo Inc., a leading provider of advanced television entertainment and a pioneer in digital video recording, is urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to ensure that consumers can continue to access cable content on retail devices using CableCARDs until a successor solution is available. (more...)

Stevie Wonder, John Mayer & More Set for 2013 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2013

The Global Poverty Project, in proud partnership with the Cotton On Foundation, announced the 2013 Global Citizen Festival a free ticketed concert on the Great Lawn of New York's iconic Central Park will take place on September 28, 2013 with Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys, and John Mayer. (more...)

Petition and Upcoming PSA Support Carol Channing for Kennedy Center Honor
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

Carol Channing fans are hoping 2013 will be the year the Broadway legend gets a Kennedy Center Honor for her contribution to American culture in the performing arts. (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...)

JOLLY TIME Pop Corn Petitions Hasbro To Consider Popcorn MONOPOLY Game Piece
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2013

Since 1935, families around the world have been getting buttery fingerprint stains on MONOPOLY dollars, and popcorn bowls have been flipped over hotels placed on Boardwalk. That's why today, JOLLY TIME Pop Corn - a 100-year-old, fifth-generation family-owned company - has publicly released a salty letter petitioning Hasbro to offer the option of a popcorn game piece. (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...)

Microsoft Launches 'Don't Get Scroogled by Gmail' Campaign to Push Outlook.com
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2013

Today, Outlook.com launched Don't Get Scroogled by Gmail, a national campaign at http://www.scroogled.com. (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...)

BWW TV: REVENGE's Emily VanCamp & Josh Bowman Release PSA for WWF
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 26, 2013

Today "Revenge" actors Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman released a Public Service Announcement (PSA) for World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) "Hands Off My Parts" initiative calling attention to illegal wildlife trade. Check it out below! (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...)

Cinema Audio Society Announces Support for ACE Petition
by Movies News Desk - Aug 7, 2013

Cinema Audio Society President, David E. Fluhr, CAS, sent a letter to all members of the CAS yesterday announcing the organization's support for the current efforts of ACE's petition to secure recognition for excellence in film editing from film festivals and awards presentations that currently recognize cinematography and/or production design. (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...)

Parsons Students Petition Against John Galliano
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2013

It was just announced that John Galliano would be teaching a master class at Parsons The New School For Design. It seems a backlash has already hitChange.org, where a petition has been started to protest his new teaching job. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com from 4/13/2014 - 4/20/2014
by BWW - Apr 20, 2014

Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com from 4/13/2014 - 4/20/2014. (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...)

Blake Shelton Backlash Continues with 'March' on Nashville to Support Traditional Country Music, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2013

The furor raging around country recording artist Blake Shelton when he publicly said 'older people who do not buy my CDs or concert tickets are old farts and jackasses' has advanced to a state of war in Nashville, Tennessee. A 'March' on Nashville is now scheduled for April 17 beginning at 11am at Tony Rose Park (08 Music Circle East) with the march going down Music Row, ending at the offices of the Country Music Association, which has virtually eliminated 'traditional' country music from their objectives. There will be a free concert of 'traditional American music' by participating musicians following the march. (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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