The Water

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In a small town along the Onkeenton River, a gentle rain starts to fall as the town gathers for breakfast at the café. From the pontificating mayor to the schoolgirl hastily preparing her assignment on dams, the rain is a reminder of past floods and a metaphor for the cycle of life. As the townspeople prepare to fight the rising waters, will their efforts save the town or will the river wash away more than just their homes? In the aftermath of the storm, lives will both be forever changed and remain the same. Featuring a score filled with folk sensibility and pop references, The Water highlights a tight-knit community dealing with everyday life on a floodplain, lived at a price and loved with a passion.

BWW Blog: David Finckel, Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center - An Adriatic Music Cruise
by Guest Blogger: David Finckel - Jul 9, 2014

The journeys organized by Travel Dynamics combine first-class accommodations and stimulating sight-seeing with intimate chamber music performances in extraordinary locations. As co-Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society, along with my wife, the pianist Wu Han, we program the concerts and select additional musicians from the Society's artist roster to join us as collaborators. The passengers include music lovers who join the cruises through two of our prominent chamber music institutions New York's Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Silicon Valley's Music@Menlo. Joining us on this adventure were Suzanne Davidson and Edward Sweeney, the executive directors of each organization respectively, as well as violinists Kristin Lee and Arnaud Sussmann, two of the most exciting young performers on the classical music scene today. (more...)

The Water Tank Art Project Draws Inspiration through New York's Water Tanks; Draws Attention to Global Warming Crisis
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

NEW YORK, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Beginning July 2014, The Water Tank Project is encouraging New Yorkers to look up and be inspired by New York City's iconic water tanks wrapped in artwork by some of the world's best-known artists and influencers, to draw attention to the global water crisis. (more...)

Author Tab Edwards Co-Releases Book with Water Training Institute
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The Water Group, through its subsidiary The Water Training Institute, has released a new book by Bestseller author Tab Edwards, one of the nation's foremost contributors to the field of professional selling and the author of eight books. This latest project is titled 'The Art of Movement: The Philosophy of Professional Selling and Why Some Sellers are More Effective than Others over the Long Term' (TMBE Media / The Water Training Institute). 'The Art of Movement' discusses the practice of selling on a higher logical plane than does the usual 'this is how to become a great seller' fare that dominates the field today. According to Edwards, 'Selling is not magic and it shouldn't be made to appear overly-complicated. Fundamentally, selling is about first understanding and acknowledging that prospective buyers don't like dealing with salespeople (borne of 'buyer's remorse') and they are skeptical about making purchases. It is about the seller moving the buyer from this initial position toward a sense of openness and a willingness to take action; it is about this type of 'movement'.' Edwards argues that buyers-like anything else-'move' when a form of 'force' is applied. Not 'force' in the sense of a threat or demand, but 'force' as in that which motivates or inspires one to move from an inert or position to activity based on the expectation of receiving something of valuable. Most sellers are familiar with the fundamentals of selling, even if they have not mastered their use. However, even more sellers are unfamiliar with the philosophy of selling-why things happen the way they do; why some sellers are better than others; what is the nature of selling and what it means to 'sell'? These topics and more are explored in the book, for the purpose of helping sellers understand what separates the great sellers from the merely good ones. (more...)

MTC to Team with Ars Nova for World Premiere of Sharyn Rothstein's BY THE WATER; Opens 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) in association with Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Renee Blinkwolt, Managing Director) just announced the upcoming world premiere of BY The Water, the new play by Sharyn Rothstein, directed by Hal Brooks. (more...)

Angie Gorr Launches New HRIT System for Home Workouts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Plainfield, IL (more...)

Seattle Center Festal to Host Polish Festival Seattle this Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Seattle Center Festal: Polish Festival Seattle brings the colorful cultural traditions of Poland to Seattle Center Armory and Mural Amphitheatre, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday, July 12. Live music and dance, authentic Polish food and beer, historical exhibits, workshops, children's activities, demonstrations and a merchandise market place of finely crafted wares serve to highlight the extraordinary contributions of this northern European nation. (more...)

SIX:02 Debuts New Womens' Fitness Apparel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

NEW YORK, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Summer is the perfect time of year for women to get outside and accomplish their fitness goals, make the most of their workouts, and set their sights on new ambitions. SIX:02, a top women's fitness retail destination, debuts its premium summer fitness apparel and footwear to inspire women to invest in themselves and their workouts. (more...)

Excerpts from Broadway-Bound STANDARD TIME & More Set for 2014 Fire Island Dance Festival; Larry Keigwin and Jerry Mitchell to Host
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Critically acclaimed choreographers Larry Keigwin and Jerry Mitchell will host the 20th Anniversary of Fire Island Dance Festival (#fidance), the most anticipated cultural event of the season on Fire Island. Some of the most-talked-about dancers and dance companies will perform an exciting mix of Broadway, ballet, Hawaiian and modern dance July 18-20. (more...)

Michelle DeJean, Kevin Cooney, Michael Tapley & More to Lead TUTS' THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced the cast of The Best Little In Texas, playing July 15 - 20 for TUTS' 47th consecutive year of offering free musical theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

TUTS Announces Cast of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS - Michelle DeJean, Kevin Cooney and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is proud to announce the cast of The Best Little W…house In Texas, playing June 15 - 20 for TUTS' 47th consecutive year of offering free musical theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

Disney's PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE Product Line Lands at Retail Stores Today
by Movies News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Disney Consumer Products (DCP) debuted a dynamic line of products to celebrate the premiere of the high flying comedy-adventure Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue, in theaters July 18. (more...)

Helen Paris & Caroline Wright/Artsadmin/Escalator East to Edinburgh Present OUT OF WATER, 8 - 10 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

The singers are out of breath. The swimmers are out of their depth. At sunrise and sunset, for three days only, a captivating spectacle will emerge on Edinburgh's Portobello beach. Singers and swimmers strike out towards The Water's edge looking out intently, searching the horizon. Is somebody lost at sea? Stories of endeavour are interwoven with haunting music, lifeguard drills, calls for help and struggles for breath. (more...)

Bollente Companies launches MYtankless, a customizable online control panel for the trutankless' electric water heater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

PHOENIX, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Bollente Companies, Inc. (OTCQB: BOLC) has launched MYtankless, a customizable online control panel for its trutanklessline of smart electric water heaters. From the dashboard, residential and commercial users can obtain real-time status reports, adjust unit temperature settings, view up to three years of water usage data, and change notification settingsfrom anywhere in the world, using a computer or web-enabled smart device at trutankless will demonstrate the dashboard later this month at the Sunbelt Builders Show, July 23 and 24 in San Antonio (booth #204) and at the Southeast Building Conference, July 24 through 26 in Orlando (booth #415). (more...)

Nat Geo WILD Announces New & Returning Shows for Fall Season
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

This fall, NAT GEO WILD climbs bamboo stalks with giant pandas in China, monkeys around with apes in Tanzania, takes a dip with hippos in Africa, stomps with elephants in Namibia and hops around with kangaroos in Australia. (more...)

Trap Door Theatre is Headed to Poland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2014

The cast will depart on July 25 to rehearse with Artistic Director Andrzej Dziuk, for a production that will premiere at the Teatr Witkacy, before we bring it home for a Chicago production that will open our season on September 25th! (more...)

Leigh Silverman, Mark Brokaw, Juliette Carillo & More Set for Sundance Institute's Theatre Directors Retreat in France
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Sundance Institute and the LUMA Foundation today announced that the two organizations will again collaborate to host the second Sundance Institute | LUMA Foundation Theatre Directors Retreat in Arles, France, July 29 through August 11. The Retreat is one of 10 residential programs hosted by Sundance Institute this summer, collectively representing 15 weeks of support and mentorship for promising independent artists in theatre and film from the United States and around the world. (more...)

HOME Follows Critically Acclaimed Run of ANGEL MEADOW with Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

HOME, the organisation formed by the merger of Manchester's Library Theatre Company and Cornerhouse, will follow up their critically acclaimed sold-out production of Angel Meadow with a spectacular site-specific production of Shakespeare's romantic tragedy Romeo & Juliet in Manchester's historic Victoria Baths in September 2014 (, the building which won BBC1's first Restoration programme in 2003. (more...)

Hopper Foods Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Cricket Flour Energy Bar
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Austin, Texas (more...)

BWW Reviews: Manhattan by Sail's BURLESQUE CRUISE - A Night of Fun and Frolic on the Water
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 22, 2014

Manhattan by Sail has a monthly 'Burlesque Cruise' on the second Thursday of each month through September. Presented by Dances of Vice, enjoy wonderful night views of the New York waterways while being entertained by beautiful burlesque dancers. (more...)

Culture Xplorers' Jim Kane Shares Five Food Experiences in Peru
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014


Ultrarunner Lisa Smith-Batchen Runs Record-Breaking 584 Miles to Benefit Cleaner Water
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Renowned ultra-distance runner Lisa Smith-Batchen finished a 584 mile run in California's Death Valley last week, becoming the first female ultramarathoner in the world to cross the famed Badwater-to-Mt. Whitney course four times back-to-back in an effort to fundraise for cleaner, healthier water across the world. (more...)

KidsAct! to Welcome More Students to Royal Oak's Starr Jaycee Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

For the 13th year, Water Works Theatre Company is offering performance minded students a chance to learn from working theatre professionals and to perform on the outdoor stage in Starr Jaycee Park during its annual Shakespeare Royal Oak festival. Spots are still available for The Water Works Academy for high school students and KidsAct! for students entering grades 1-8. More information and registration can be found online at (more...)

Four-Man Team Wins Great Pacific Race; Sets New World Record
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

HONOLULU, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

So Long Bat Signal, Hello Dog Signal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

LAS VEGAS, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ announced today a breakthrough in pet safety and companion animal protection with the launch of its new, evolutionary PetHub Signal electronic ID tag. (more...)

Patti LuPone Coming Back for More at 54 Below; Signs Agreement Through 2016!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, has announced a multi-year agreement with two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone. Twice yearly, LuPone will play two-week engagements at the venue. (more...)

2014 Fire Island Dance Festival Breaks Record with $533,860 Raised for Dancers Responding to AIDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Fire Island Dance Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary edition July 18-20, 2014, with artistry, gravity-defying movement, romance and remembrance, raising a record-shattering $533,860 for Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014


Photo Flash: Ailey II, Complexions, MOMIX, Jerry Mitchell & More Highlight the 2014 Fire Island Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Fire Island Dance Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary edition July 18-20, 2014, with artistry, gravity-defying movement, romance and remembrance, raising a record-shattering $533,860 for Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Scroll down for photos of some of the weekend's highlighted performances and of co-hosts Jerry Mitchell and Larry Keigwin! (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at Tuacahn Center for the Arts
by Lily Lim - Jul 20, 2014

Back by popular demand, go "under the sea" as Tuacahn presents Disney's Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical. This stage adaptation of the beloved Academy Award-winning 1989 film comes to life at Tuacahn in a magnificent stage production the entire family will enjoy. Tuacahn will be one of the first regional theatres in the country to present this updated version of Disney's The Little Mermaid, with new orchestrations which have enhanced this fabulous production. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 20
by - Jul 20, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 20, 2014. (more...)

Suunto Announces Connected Family Product Line for Sports and Adventures
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

OGDEN, UT - Suunto, a global leader in sports precision instruments, is launching its new Suunto Connected Family product line. Available to users in September, the Connected Family line is Suunto's first Bluetooth Smart compatible offering and consists of a new Suunto Movescount App, Suunto Ambit3 Peak and Suunto Ambit3 Sport GPS watches and the Suunto Smart Sensor for heart rate monitoring. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Gloucester Stage Toasts AULD LANG SYNE
by Nancy Grossman - Jul 18, 2014

Gloucester Stage Company presents the Boston area premiere of Jack Neary's AULD LANG SYNE, an uneven vehicle driven by stellar performances from Paula Plum and Richard Snee, under the direction of Douglas Lockwood. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Resonant FISHERS OF HOPE (TAWARET) a Step in the Right Direction for the Baxter
by David Fick - Jul 17, 2014

Acclaimed South African writer-director Lara Foot's new play deals with the specific trials and tribulations of the fishing community of western Kenya, telling a story that holds a great deal of resonance for us here in South Africa, without being drowned out by our own socio-political history and situation. (more...)

Marriott Unveils Best of NYC Hotel Package Plus #WIN3NYC Hashtag Sweepstakes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

This summer, Marriott is inviting guests to explore the Best of New York City, with an exclusive package at participating hotels, plus a chance to win a three-night stay when they share #WIN3NYC. The prize includes 200,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles and two Smart Destinations Explorer Passes to visit some of the city's best sights. (more...)

Schlumberger Announces Second-Quarter 2014 Results
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Income from continuing operations attributable to Schlumberger, excluding charges and credits, was $1.80 billion—an increase of 13% sequentially and an increase of 17% year-on-year. Diluted earnings-per-share from continuing operations, excluding charges and credits, was $1.37 versus $1.21 in the previous quarter, and $1.15 in the second quarter of 2013. (more...)

Telemundo to Present Documentary UNDERWATER DREAMS, 7/20
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

As part of NBCUniversal's Hispanic Enterprises and Content's nationwide pro-social campaign Aprender es Triunfar, Telemundo will broadcast “Underwater Dreams” on Sunday, July 20th (more...)

'Best of Fringe' Begins Today at the Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts
by Alan Henry - Jul 16, 2014

The Toronto Fringe Festival has announced the lineup for the Best of Fringe, selected and presented at the Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts. Eight fringe productions will be presented in the Studio Theatre between July 16, 2014 and July 30, 2014. (more...)

Green Way Pavements Donates Environmentally Friendly Outdoor Checkerboard to Children's Discovery Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

BINGHAMTON, N.Y., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Can children play checkers or chess and learn how to protect our environment at the same time? Many of you would say 'Absolutely!' and Green Way Pavements of Binghamton, NY has helped make it possible. (more...)

Deep Purple to Play MPAC, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Classic British rockers Deep Purple perform hits such as 'Smoke on The Water' and 'Hush' at the Mayo Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 24 at 8 pm. Tickets are $69-159. (more...)

Water Cooler Group Acquires Analytics Optimization Agency; Launches Dedicated Analytics Division
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Water Cooler Group (WCG), a leading brand media communications company, today announced a new, standalone Technology and Advanced Analytics Division through the acquisition of digital media and analytics optimization agency JubaPlus. The division, which will be lead by industry expert Yoram Greener, will work closely with all of WCG's divisions (Media Storm, MAUDE, Bolt and HIP Genius) to further develop a seamless and comprehensive model for all WCG clients that is not offered elsewhere. (more...)

New Poll Shows Northwesterners Would Rather Run & Hike than Cycle
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

SEATTLE, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Northwest locals know that summer officially arrives July 5, following an often overcast Fourth of July, but weather rarely keeps us from enjoying the festivities. Yet it may surprise locals that, according to the latest PEMCO Insurance poll, the Northwest's fickle weather might keep outdoor enthusiasts from playing outside more often than we think. (more...)

by Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues - Jul 15, 2014

When you think pink, law, and music, it's hard to not think of LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL, the show based on the modern classic film of the same name starring Reese Witherspoon. The musical adaptation of the story features just as much sass and quirkiness, but just a little bit more singing and dancing. Wavestage staged a their own production of the much loved musical at the beautiful Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts which ran from Thursday, July 10, to Sunday, July 13. (more...)

Things to Do With Kids in Lake Tahoe: Top Family Friendly Activities for Summer 2014 by
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

LAKE TAHOE, CA - The Tahoe area provides a varied and exciting playground for those who want to enjoy the outdoors. Activities in Tahoe can help families to spend time together, build stronger ties while also making memories that will last for a lifetime. Today, announced a list of best things to do with kids while on vacation in Lake Tahoe. (more...)

2014 Standard Bank Ovation Awards Revealed at National Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The much anticipated Standard Bank Ovation Awards were announced on the closing day of the 2014 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. (more...)

Bass Brigades of Texas Welcomes Pro Angler Gary Klein as Instructor
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

SANTA ANNA, Texas, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ The statement about the youth being the future of any activity has been repeated in many different forms. But, when it comes to hunting and fishing activities, that statement could not mean more. As the youth of today are presented with more options for leisure activities, integrating them into the outdoors becomes even more critical; for them and the future of outdoor industries. (more...)

Scoop: LAST COMIC STANDING on NBC - Thursday, July 17, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 14, 2014

Get all the scoop on LAST COMIC STANDING, airing on NBC on Thursday, July 17, 2014! (more...)

Ann Arbor Named 'America's Top Swim City'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Ann Arbor, Michigan, is the best swim city in America, according to a new study commissioned by USA Swimming and leading swimwear brand Speedo. The community claimed the highest aggregate score in categories such as percentage of active swimmers and swim clubs, number of accessible pools and volume of top-level swimmers from the area. (more...)

Guide to the 20th Fire Island Dance Festival- with Jerry Mitchell, Josh Bergasse, Desmond Richardson & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 11, 2014

Critically acclaimed choreographers Larry Keigwin and Jerry Mitchell will host the 20th Anniversary of Fire Island Dance Festival (#fidance), the most anticipated cultural event of the season on Fire Island. Some of the most-talked-about dancers and dance companies will perform an exciting mix of Broadway, ballet, Hawaiian and modern dance July 18-20. Since its humble beginnings in 1995 with seven dancers on a makeshift stage, the festival has grown to become the charitable event of the summer in Fire Island Pines, raising more than $3.3 million. The festival is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling Join Police Drama THE NICE GUYS
by Movies News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

The Wrap reports that Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling have signed on for cop drama THE NICE GUYS from director Shane Black (Iron Man 3), producer Joel Silver and Warner Bros. Black and Silver collaborated on the Lethal Weapon films years ago. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/10/14 - Broadway in Bryant Park, 'RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY', Leslie Uggams as 'Mama Rose' and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 10, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK launches its summer season today, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY begins off-Broadway, Leslie Uggams stars in GYPSY in Connecticut and more! (more...)

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