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New York Premiere of DREAMS OF THE FALLEN Honoring Veterans at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony Orchestra (PACS) will honor veterans of the United States Armed Forces with a large-scale gala concert at Carnegie Hall on November 19. The performance will feature the New York premiere of Dreams of the Fallen - the much-admired new work by award-winning composer Jake Runestad and the poet and United States Army veteran Brian Turner. The work probes the way veterans are forever psychologically changed by their experiences of war. The program concludes with a performance of Beethoven's uplifting Symphony No. 9. (more...)

Opera Santa Barbara Presents CARMEN to Open Season!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Opera Santa Barbara will open its 2016-17 season with a colorfully electrifying production of Carmen, Georges Bizet's enduring tale of love and jealousy set amid the vibrant, unruly streets of 19th century Seville. Performances will take place at 7:30 pm onFriday, November 4, and at 2:30 pm on Sunday, November 6, in the historic Granada Theatre. Ranging in price from $29 to $204, tickets can be purchased at www.granadasb.org or by calling 805-899-2222. (more...)

BWW Interview: Composer Kevin Puts, the Pulitzer Prize and Atlanta Opera's SILENT NIGHT
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 31, 2016

"Art isn't easy," Stephen Sondheim wrote famously in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. Some artists, however, make it look simpler than others--like composer Kevin Puts, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Music for SILENT NIGHT, with Mark Campbell's libretto, for his first try at the notoriously difficult art form. (The Southeast premiere is opening at Atlanta Opera on November 5.) Easy? Well, looks can be deceiving. (more...)

The Representatives to Stage Reading of PRIVATE MANNING GOES TO WASHINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Representatives are presenting a staged-reading of 'Private Manning Goes To Washington' by Stan Richardson for the students of The New School today, October 28th from 3-5pm at Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street 5th Floor. (more...)

The Representatives to Produce PRIVATE MANNING GOES TO WASHINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The Representatives are proud to announce the world premiere of a newly revised and expanded production of "Private Manning Goes To Washington" by Stan Richardson to begin performances November 29th for a limited run, with the Opening on Sunday, December 4th .  This timely play will be performed at the Studio at 345 (345 West 13th Street - west of 8th Avenue) NYC.  The production will be co-directed by Stan Richardson & Matt Steiner, with design by Paul Hudson and dramaturgy by Jordan Schildcrout. (more...)

Laura Osnes and Will Swenson to Star in Waterwell's BLUEPRINT SPECIALS Musicals at Under the Radar 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Waterwell announced today the revival of the Blueprint Specials, a series of lost WWII-era musicals composed principally by Broadway legend Frank Loesser to be presented in association with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival. The production will star Tony Award nominees Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie and Clyde) and Will Swenson (Hair) and be directed by Drama Desk nominee Tom Ridgely. (more...)

NELL GWYNN Returns to Shakespeare's Globe Following UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

English Touring Theatre today announces that following its UK tour, Jessica Swale's Olivier Award-winning Nell Gwynn, starring Laura Pitt-Pulford in the title role, returns to Shakespeare's Globe for a two week run from 2 - 13 May 2017.  (more...)

The Representatives to Stage Reading of PRIVATE MANNING GOES TO WASHINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Representatives are presenting a staged-reading of 'Private Manning Goes To Washington' by Stan Richardson for the students of The New School on Friday, October 28th from 3-5pm at Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street 5th Floor. (more...)

Slow Burn Theatre to Stage 'HUNCHBACK', TITANIC and More in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

South Florida's acclaimed Slow Burn Theatre Company has announced its upcoming 2016-17 season, featuring four blockbuster musicals that will be presented exclusively at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Photo Coverage: HELLO DERE Comic Marty Allen Hosted By The Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 20, 2016

Still witty, smart and funny at 95 years of age, the legendary comic Marty Allen was hosted (not roasted) at a Friars Club lunch.  Emmy Award winning Friar Bill Boggs interviewed Marty about his long career in show business.  Marty worked as an opening act for stars such as Sarah Vaughan, Eydie Gorme and Nat King Cole gained enormous fame when he teamed up with singer Steve Rossi and made 44 appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show.  In 1961 and 1962 Allen appeared on Broadway in Let It Ride! at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre and then went on to perform in the pre-Broadway tour and Broadway performances of I Had A Ball. (more...)

American Lyric Theater Presents THE HALLOWEEN TREE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

American Lyric Theater (ALT) and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, in partnership with MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), presents The Halloween Tree on October 30, 2016 at 3pm in the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th Street, New York City.  Based on Ray Bradbury's classic novel that explores the origins of Halloween, composer Theo Popov and librettist Tony Asaro take us on an epic journey as a group of children search for their friend Pipkin, who has mysteriously disappeared on Halloween night. Conductor: Adam Turner. Featuring Mark S. Doss as Moundshroud; with Emma Grimsley, Shirin Eskandani, Spencer Viator, Brian Wallin, Michael Kelly, and Jarrett Porter with members of MasterVoices.   (more...)

Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble, Inc. (MCCE) is proud to announce its 13th Season, Revolution #13, launching today, October 15th with Stravinsky's L'Histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale) at the Staten Island Museum. (more...)

Judson Jones to Helm Theatre East's A NAME FOR A GHOST TO MUTTER at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Theatre East presents A Name for a Ghost to Mutter by Cyndi Williams at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street NYC. Performances begin for the limited engagement on Friday, November 11, 2016. (more...)

Military Communications Market Research Estimates $90 Million Revenue on Tactical LTE CIAB Solutions Investments by 2020
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

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The British Museum Presents New Exhibit DEFACING THE PAST: DAMNATION AND DESECRATION IN IMPERIAL ROME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

'Defacing the past: damnation and desecration in imperial Rome' presents coins and other objects that were defaced, either to condemn the memory of deceased Roman emperors or to contest the power of living ones. Images of power have always been used as a medium for propaganda; the power that they convey could backfire if they were used against the authority by which they had been designed and propagated. (more...)

BWW Recap: It's Showtime with Honest Abe on TIMELESS
by Courtney Henley - Oct 11, 2016

Last week's premiere of TIMELESS started off the season with a bang. (Ha, see what I did there? Because the Hindenburg blew up?!) This week's journey takes us to Ford's Theater, April 14, 1865. If that date sounds familiar to you, it should: it's the date President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated while enjoying a performance of Our American Cousin. Although Flynn's motives for wanting to go back and alter these specific events in history is still unclear, last week's premiere showed us that every change Flynn makes, big or small, can dramatically impact the course of history.  (more...)

Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble, Inc. (MCCE) is proud to announce its 13th Season, Revolution #13, launching on Saturday, October 15th with Stravinsky's L'Histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale) at the Staten Island Museum. (more...)

Broadway Vets Headed to D.C. for American Pops Orchestra's 'I'LL BE SEEING YOU'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will open their all-star 2016-2017 season with I'll Be Seeing You: A World War II Love Story on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

U.S. VETERANS IN THE WORKFORCE is Released
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

What happens when Veterans transition from the battlefront to the home front? Mike Schindler - Navy Veteran, Founder and CEO of Operation Military Family - explores that question in his new book, 'U.S. Veterans in the Workforce: Why the 7 Percent are America's Greatest Asset,' out on October 11. (more...)

United States Navy Awards Contract for the Joint Network Emulator (JNE) SBIR Phase III to SCALABLE Network Technologies
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

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BWW Recap: Everyone Takes the Red Pill on WESTWORLD
by Jessica Naftaly - Nov 7, 2016

Over half way through the first season of HBO's WESTWORLD and we have decidedly taken the red pill. In Episode 6, entitled “The Adversary,” the stakes are raised as both hosts and humans become aware of the true nature of their reality. (more...)

Cray Awarded $26 Million Contract From the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

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Military Augmented Reality (MAR) Technologies Market Report 2016-2026
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

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Cray Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Birmingham (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The King's Head's F*CKING MEN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Following three smash-hit, sell-out runs in London and at the Edinburgh Fringe, The King's Head Theatre production of F*cking Men  is to transfer to The Vaults Theatre in Waterloo for a 5-week run, which began Wednesday 2 November, and continues through Sunday 4 December. (more...)

SAFE HOUSE to Make West Coast Debut at Aurora Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Aurora Theatre Company presents the West Coast Premiere of Keith Josef Adkins' SAFE HOUSE. What is family? Who deserves our loyalty and protection? What does it really mean to be free? (more...)

Global Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) Market to Witness Growth Through 2020, Owing to Increase in Military Expenditure: Technavio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

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THE PRINCIPAL'S DAUGHTER Wins Dog Ear Publishing Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

When Russ Katz heard the story a hair stylist in his building was telling about her life in Vietnam and how she came to the United States, it stuck with him. Eventually he decided the world needed to hear her story, and the result is 'The Principal's Daughter,' based on Tran Lê Kim Tuyen's life. Katz's book has earned the Dog Ear Publishing Award of Literary Excellence - and has led to at least one unexpected reunion. Katz couldn't be more thrilled. 'I was excited to hear about the award of excellence,' he said. 'I immediately told everyone around me at the time. To think that something I wrote could even be considered - it made my day.' Dog Ear Publishing's editorial team determines award winners, with the managing editor, editorial services manager and the publisher reviewing its recommendations. Winning books include the award logo on their covers. Although Katz is happy about the award, it's a reunion that took place as a result of his research that makes him most proud. 'While telling me the story, Kim had remembered The Soldier's name her family was friendly with (in Vietnam). It wasn't a common name, so later that day I did a little research and found him living just two hours away.' Nearly a year later, Kim and her sister Joanna met for dinner with that soldier, Robert Toporek. 'I learned The Soldier had spent considerable time looking for Kim's sister (who had moved to America before the war ended) and she for him as well,' Katz said. 'The looks on their faces when they saw each other after 40 years was priceless.' 'The Principal's Daughter: Based on the True Story of Tran Lê Kim Tuyen' describes Kim's life starting as a happy 10-year-old playing among trees. When the Viet Cong marched just 100 meters from her home near Saigon and began attacking the nearby U.S. Army base, her life changed forever. She and her family spent that night in 1968 huddled in a makeshift cellar, fearing for their lives when their home was caught in the crossfire. 'While Kim was cutting my hair, she started telling me about where she was from and how she came to the United States. Her daring boat escape, being fired upon and thrown in jail. This story rang through my head in so many different scenarios I couldn't stop thinking about it,' Katz said. 'Although the Vietnam War has been a source of controversy for many decades, I don't think people really understand why the war began in the first place. Although I didn't go into this in much detail, I hope people could see the beautiful place Vietnam was before the war and the impact it had on them after it ended. Hollywood only tells the stories of The Soldiers, but what about the people The Soldiers went to try to protect, what happened to all of them?' Dog Ear editor Leslie Wilhelm Hatch writes that the book gives a view of Vietnam that probably few people have thought about. 'Russ Katz's story telling style is very approachable - it's very emotional, but not overly so - he lets the facts and the people tell their story without bias or political overtones. The fact that the story is true makes it even stronger. Katz is able to share a lot about Vietnamese culture, growing up in Vietnam, the war itself (how it affected the characters), the country's customs, and the workings of Communism. He shares all this in the context of the story - so not only was I entertained and enthralled, but I learned a lot as well.' 'This manuscript tells an extraordinary story, a story that deserves to be told to as many people as want to know about it,' writes Terry Hummer, editor and publishing consultant with Kevin Anderson & Associates. 'The material is rich, the characters are vivid, and the narrative itself is riveting and moving. I don't think I've ever read a piece of prose that so galvanized my attention. Whatever you do with this, keep Kim's spirit alive. She is a Personage. You are lucky to know her. I am lucky to know something about her now.' Kirkus Reviews describe the book as 'an absorbing taste of the everyday in a place that that was the victim of superpower geopolitics. ... An important contribution to primary-source oral histories of Vietnamese people.' The author finds it funny he would choose to write a book, much less a second book. (His first was 'Evolution,' a science fiction novel published in 2012.) 'I was never good at reading or writing in school; it was my weakest subject,' he said. 'I never found joy in reading until just recently, really just the past year or two. It is somewhat a love-hate relationship. I love the finished product and just how the accomplishment makes me feel.' Katz has set up monthly promotions for 'The Principal's Daughter' through BookDaily.com and plans to do more marketing. Katz, who grew up in East Brunswick, N.J., lives in Fairfax, Va. For additional information, please visit www.RussKatz.com The Principal's Daughter: Based on the True Story of Tran Lê Kim Tuyen Russ Katz Dog Ear Publishing ISBN: 978-1-4575-4892-5 304 pages $15.95 US Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Representatives Present PRIVATE MANNING GOES TO WASHINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Representatives are presenting the world premiere of a newly revised and expanded production of 'Private Manning Goes To Washington' by Stan Richardson. Performances begin Tonight, Tuesday, November 29th for a limited run, with the Opening on Sunday, December 4th. This timely play will be performed at the Studio at 345 (345 West 13th Street - west of 8th Avenue) NYC. The production is co-directed by Stan Richardson & Matt Steiner, with design by Paul Hudson and dramaturgy by Jordan Schildcrout. Tickets are only $40 and $20 for students. The price includes the show and the After Party sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery with wine, beer & spirits provided and the opportunity to discuss with the creators and audience members. Talk Backs will soon be announced. (more...)

Previews Begin Tonight for PRIVATE MANNING GOES TO WASHINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Representatives are presenting the world premiere of a newly revised and expanded production of "Private Manning Goes To Washington" by Stan Richardson. Performances begin Tonight, Tuesday, November 29th for a limited run, with the Opening on Sunday, December 4th.  (more...)

The CSO's Access Series to Explore Stravinsky's PETROUCHKA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Led by CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov, this Access Series concert is devoted to the inimitable world of Russian composer Igor Stravinsky and his groundbreaking ballet, Petrouchka. (more...)

The Bushwick Starr Presents THE SOLDIER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Bushwick Starr is thrilled to present The Soldier'S TALE, based on Stravinsky's timeless story of a violin, a book of riches, and a deal with the devil, brought to life by Puppet Kitchen Productions. (more...)

Ciara Renee and Jodie Jacobs Lead Cast of LIZZIE at Greenwich Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Cast includes Ciara Renee (Pippin and Big Fish, Broadway), Jodie Jacobs (Carrie, Southwark Playhouse, We Will Rock You, Dominion), Bleu Woodward (Oh! What A Lovely War, Stratford East) and Bjorg Gamst (The Little Mermaid, The Drowsy Chaperone). (more...)

BWW Previews: New York Premiere of Jake Runestad's DREAMS OF THE FALLEN at Carnegie Hall
by Peter Danish - Nov 16, 2016

Park Ave Chamber Symphony with Pianist Jeffrey Biegel perform massive new work. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Marriott Theatre's Musical Twist on THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The musical twist on the classic tale of THE NUTCRACKER comes to life for children of all ages at The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, now through December 30, with a press opening on November 19 at 10:00 a.m. Filled with magic, mystery and heartwarming numbers, this classic holiday musical will be directed and choreographed by Matt Raftery. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

F*CKING MEN Held Over Into 2017 at The Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The acclaimed production of F*cking Men is to extend its stay in The Vaults Theatre in Waterloo by six weeks to January 15, 2017. (more...)

Updates & Talk Backs for A NAME FOR A GHOST TO MUTTER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Update / New Performances are: Sunday, Monday & Wednesday at 7:00 pm; Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday matinees at 3:00 pm.  No performance on Thanksgiving 11/24.  (more...)

Roxey Ballet's Costume Designers Create Handmade Costumes for NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

During the months leading up to the Nutcracker, Roxey Ballet's costume designers Alicia Worden and Nilda 'Grandma Roxey' Roxey-Jones work around the clock. Together, they have partnered up for the past 13 years to design and create Roxey Ballet's unique, handmade Nutcracker costumes. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Veteran's Day Concert
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 12, 2016

On November 11, 2016 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, continued its 34th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with Concert for Courage, a program that will commemorate Veterans Day by honoring the brave men and women of the nation's armed forces. The orchestra was joined by The Soldiers' Chorus of The U.S. Army Field Band in performances of patriotic songs and classic Americana for a jubilant celebration of those who are serving and have served the United States of America. (more...)

American Pops Orchestra Introduces 'I'LL BE SEEING YOU' for Veteran's Day Featuring Claybourne Elder, Rachel Eskenazi-Gold, & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - open their all-star 2016-2017 season with I'll Be Seeing You: A World War II Love Story tonight on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Mike Schindler Releases U.S. VETERANS IN THE WORKFORCE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

A title about veterans, written by a veteran: What happens when they transition from the battlefront to the home front? Mike Schindler - Navy Veteran, Founder and CEO of Operation Military Family - explores that question in his new book, 'U.S. Veterans in the Workforce: Why the 7 Percent are America's Greatest Asset,' which came out in October. The title is available at all major retailers, and at Elevate Publishing's website. (more...)

Puppet Kitchen's THE SOLDIER'S TALE to Play The Bushwick Starr
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Bushwick Starr will present The Soldier'S TALE, based on Stravinsky's timeless story of a violin, a book of riches, and a deal with the devil, brought to life by Puppet Kitchen Productions. (more...)

SAFE HOUSE to Make West Coast Debut at Aurora Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Aurora Theatre Company presents the West Coast Premiere of Keith Josef Adkins' SAFE HOUSE. What is family? Who deserves our loyalty and protection? What does it really mean to be free? (more...)

Theatre East Announces Cast for Premiere of a New American Play
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Theatre East presents A Name for a Ghost to Mutter by Cyndi Williams at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street NYC. (more...)

Harris Corporation Reports Fiscal 2017 First Quarter Results
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

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Washington National Opera Presents 2017 American Opera Initiative Festival, 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents the fifth season of its acclaimed American Opera Initiative, a comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. (more...)

Eden Espinosa Joins the Cast of LIZZIE at Greenwich Theatre in February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Eden Espinosa joins cast of new rock musical Lizzie. (more...)

BWW Recap:WESTWORLD Proves that Violent Delights Truly Have Violent Ends in its Mindblowing Finale
by Jessica Naftaly - Dec 5, 2016

The final episode of the premiere season of Westworld, “The Bicameral Mind,” was bittersweet, sentimental, violent, satisfying, and only benefits from a repeat viewing or two. With everything riding on the finale and the show's massively built up audience praying for a finale that would live up tot he rest of the season's carefully and deftly crafted episodes, WESTWORLD didn't disappoint. Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan proved that they had hit on something truly special and are focused on a narrative deeper and more thoughtful than the majority of shows currently and previously reaching the top of the ratings. WESTWORLD's finale only cemented the show's narrative theme of autonomy, storytelling and subverting the traditional tropes of stories, as well as it's ultimate deconstruction of archetypes through our ultimate lenses; Maeve and Dolores.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marty Allen Brings HELLO DERE To Boca Black Box
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 5, 2016

Remember in the golden era of live night club shows when the star of the show had a great opening act?  A Boca Raton audience got a double dose of entertainment last night as legendary actor, comedian, (and if you didn't know it WW ll hero) Marty Allen brought his show to the Boca Black Box.  In true show biz tradition the audience was warmed up, or more accurately put thrilled and fired up by the exciting vocalist pianist, and songwriter, Karon Kate Backwell.  She possesses all the excitement and talents of a Wayne Newton, Jerry Lee Lewis and Celine Dion. The audience gave her a standing ovation and so did her husband of 31 years Marty Allen.   (more...)

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