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Based on the play Smilin' Through by Allen Langdon Martin and Jane Cowl

Country Music Star Brad Paisley to Serve as College GameDay Guest Picker, TodayCountry Music Star Brad Paisley to Serve as College GameDay Guest Picker, Today
by TV News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

ESPN's College GameDay Built by the Home Depot will get a visit from country music superstar Brad Paisley on today, Nov. 1, when he stops by the GameDay set in Morgantown, W.Va., on the campus of West Virginia University. (more...)

Baby Jane Dexter to Play the Metropolitan Room, 11/21Baby Jane Dexter to Play the Metropolitan Room, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2014

Baby Jane Dexter's new show, Rules of the Road,(Part 3) debuts at Metropolitan Room for seven performances only beginning Friday, November 21 and running on Fridays, and Saturdays through December 27. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday Kicks Off Three-City Tour of THE COLOR PURPLE TodayJennifer Holliday Kicks Off Three-City Tour of THE COLOR PURPLE Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Jennifer Holliday is hitting the road in THE COLOR PURPLE. (more...)

Tata Interactive Systems announces Webinar on 'Talent Development and Reporting Principles'Tata Interactive Systems announces Webinar on 'Talent Development and Reporting Principles'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

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Maggie Graham Announces New MemoirMaggie Graham Announces New Memoir
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

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National Opera Week 2014 Breaks RecordsNational Opera Week 2014 Breaks Records
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

This year marked the most successful NATIONAL OPERA WEEK yet, smashing previous participation records. From Friday, October 24 through Sunday, November 2, 2014, 205 opera companies, schools and organizations across North America presented performances, activities, contests and announcements in 37 states to celebrate opera. (more...)

Antoinette Calwonsen Releases First Book, CHARGE IT TO MY HEARTAntoinette Calwonsen Releases First Book, CHARGE IT TO MY HEART
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2014

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New Theatre: Season 2015 LaunchNew Theatre: Season 2015 Launch
by Jade Kops - Nov 25, 2014

From attending the New Theatre 2015 season launch, it is clear from Artistic Director Louise Fischer's introduction that New Theatre is a "family" with a passion for what they create. The 2015 line up continues the company's legacy of staging productions that will challenge ideas and discuss issues, and even the plays that were written in other eras remain relevant to the current society. (more...)

The 2014 International Lineman's Rodeo and Expo Deemed A Success on All FrontsThe 2014 International Lineman's Rodeo and Expo Deemed A Success on All Fronts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Managed by Penton, the 31 st annual Lineman's Rodeo, held in October in Kansas, saw the largest attendance and number of exhibitors in the history of the event. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLINBWW Reviews: HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN
by Don Grigware - Nov 21, 2014

Once again the uniquely talented Hershey Felder endears his audience to him with his newest presentation, the life and work of the one and only composer Irving Berlin in Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin. Currently onstage at the Geffen Playhouse through December 21, Felder's tribute, although a bit long - coming in a tad short of two hours without an interval - is enriching, humorous and replete with most of the brilliant Berlin tunes. (more...)

Investigation Discovery to Premiere New Series MURDER BOOK, 12/2Investigation Discovery to Premiere New Series MURDER BOOK, 12/2
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

They may look like ordinary notebooks and folders, but each of them holds the plea of their victim waiting for the day that someone will finally catch their killer. This is their MURDER BOOK, a new Investigation Discovery series premiering Tuesday, December 2 at 9/8c. (more...)

BWW Interviews: WHITE CHRISTMAS' Jeremy Benton Hits the Road for the HolidaysBWW Interviews: WHITE CHRISTMAS' Jeremy Benton Hits the Road for the Holidays
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 21, 2014

Jeremy Benton is a journeyman actor, plying his trade all over the world, proving himself the consummate song and dance man in performances in countless theaters. Clearly, the charming and talented Benton has come a long way since he was dancing in his hometown of Springfield, Tennessee. (more...)

BWW Review: Rollins' OUR TOWN is Perfect Blend of Classic Theatrical MagicBWW Review: Rollins' OUR TOWN is Perfect Blend of Classic Theatrical Magic
by Matt Tamanini - Nov 20, 2014

One of the most magical places that I have ever been is Grover's Corners, New Hampshire. It's not a fancy place, just a simple town in which people go about their business, but are always willing to stop and chat about the weather. Grover's Corners is the epitome of a way of life that has long since ceased to exist, if it ever actually did in the first place. However, despite its quantness and surface simplicity, every time I go back to visit, I find more and more depth in the town than I ever remembered being there before. Perhaps this is a simple byproduct of my own aging, but each time I stop by Grover's Corners, I fall more and more in love with this mythical, magical town. (more...)

Sterling Capital Researcher Wins Prestigious Peter L. Bernstein AwardSterling Capital Researcher Wins Prestigious Peter L. Bernstein Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Sterling Capital Management announced today that Kevin J. Stoll, executive director and head of Quantitative Research with the firm, has been named the winner of the 2014 Peter L. Bernstein Award for his article, 'A Stochastic U.S. House Price Model for Valuing Residential Mortgages and Other House Price-Dependent Assets.' The article appeared in the Winter 2013 issue of The Journal of Fixed Income (www.iijfi.com), published by Institutional Investor Journals (www.iijournals.com). (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE HISTORY OF ROCK 'N' ROLL IN TEN SONGS Shows Greil Marcus at His Best...Most of the TimeBWW Reviews: THE HISTORY OF ROCK 'N' ROLL IN TEN SONGS Shows Greil Marcus at His Best...Most of the Time
by John Walker Ross - Nov 20, 2014

Greil Marcus has been a big-time rock critic for over forty years. I've been reading him for the last thirty-five....I've learned to take the good with the bad. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Golde Speaks! Ann Arvia Talks Arena Stage's FIDDLER ON THE ROOFBWW Interviews: Golde Speaks! Ann Arvia Talks Arena Stage's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Jeffrey Walker - Nov 19, 2014

Jeffrey Walker of BroadwayWorld-DC caught up with two of Anatevka's most prominent citizens, Golde and Tevye. Actually, we spoke to actors Ann Arvia and Jonathan Hadary who are bringing these characters to life in the new and exciting production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF wowing audiences on the iconic Fichlander Stage. Artistic director Molly Smith directs the production which features the original Jerome Robbins choreography adapted and restaged by Parker Esse. FIDDLER celebrates its 50 anniversary this year and Washington audiences can see this classic show newly minted. Hadary and Arvia make their Arena Stage debut performances in the Bock, Harnick, Stein musical masterpiece. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Director Mark Adams and Actress Kelley Peters Talk MADELINE'S CHRISTMASBWW Interviews: Director Mark Adams and Actress Kelley Peters Talk MADELINE'S CHRISTMAS
by Katricia Lang - Nov 19, 2014

Madeline is in a pickle again. It's Christmas time and all her friends and teachers are sick! Will her classmates get well enough to go home for Christmas? How will our damsel work under distress? Hopefully, she'll keep her trademark head and heart. She'll need to if she wants to save Christmas. (more...)

Districts Nationwide Choose Dell Chrome-based Learning Solutions for Common Core Testing and Advanced AcademicsDistricts Nationwide Choose Dell Chrome-based Learning Solutions for Common Core Testing and Advanced Academics
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Dell's end-to-end technology expertise helps school districts develop a comprehensive IT strategy to meet all the demands of 21st Century learning. The Dell Chromebook 11 handles students' day-to-day rigor in the classroom and home while providing a simple approach to online testing. Verified to meet Smarter Balanced and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment requirements, the Dell Chromebook 11 offers an all-purpose solution for online assessments that educators can continue to scale based on the number of students and existing IT infrastructure. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Mikhailovsky Ballet's GISELLEBWW Reviews: The Mikhailovsky Ballet's GISELLE
by Barnett Serchuk - Nov 19, 2014

Early in Giselle, the heroine starts picking petals off flowers. Does he love her or does he not? That's very much the way I felt when I went to see the Mikhailovsky Ballet's November 14 performance of Giselle at Lincoln Center's Koch Theatre. I thought the odds were against me. When you have seen the ballet close to 1000 times, some great, some good, and some beyond mention, your spirits don' exactly soar with anticipation. So what can I say after seeing Giselle 1001 times? Welcome back. It's nice to see you in such pristine shape. (more...)

Kenny Rogers & Guest Linda Davis to Play Van Wezel, 11/29Kenny Rogers & Guest Linda Davis to Play Van Wezel, 11/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

On November 29 at 8pm Grammy winning superstar Kenny Rogers along with special guest, American country music singer Linda Davis, will take the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall's stage with the Christmas & Hits Through the Years Tour. They will be performing holiday classics and the timeless hits that made Kenny Rogers a legend including 'The Gambler,' 'Lady,' and 'She Believes In Me'! (more...)

WPPAC to Host Nakd Stage Playreading Presentation of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, 11/20WPPAC to Host Nakd Stage Playreading Presentation of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

The White Plains Performing Arts Center play reading series that features the Tony Award-winners for "Best Play" since the award's creation in 1948 continues with this months' reading of Francis Goodrich & Albert Hackett's THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK on Thursday, November 20 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $10 each. The Nakd Stage Play Reading Series features actors with scripts in hand, no sets, costumes or props. IT'S ALL ABOUT THE WORDS. (more...)

Fundraiser KONSERT VIR HENNIE to Take Place at the Atterbury TheatreFundraiser KONSERT VIR HENNIE to Take Place at the Atterbury Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

The much loved actor and singer, Hennie Smit, well known as Bertie in Egoli and now Deda in MY BOETIE SE SUSSIE SE OU, is making very good progress in the Wilgers Hospital's intensive care unit. He contracted double pneumonia two months ago, after which many complications set in. He was immediately transferred to the intensive care unit where he has spent the last eight weeks fighting for his of his life. (more...)

Extend Your Black Friday SavingsExtend Your Black Friday Savings
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Today, GiftCardBin.com, an online retailer in the US and Canada, of discount gift cards, announced that shoppers will have more opportunities than ever to maximize their savings with its 'Pre-Black Friday Daily Deals'. (more...)

Three Dog Night, Muppet Movie Sing-a-Long, Dick Fox Doo Wop Extravaganza and More Set for Arcadia's 2015 SeasonThree Dog Night, Muppet Movie Sing-a-Long, Dick Fox Doo Wop Extravaganza and More Set for Arcadia's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation presents its second season at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center -- Three Dog Night on Saturday, January 10 at 8 pm; The Four Tops on Saturday, February 21 at 8 pm; Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on Friday, March 27 at 8 pm; The Muppet Movie Sing-a-Long on Saturday, May 16 at 2 pm and Dick Fox Doo Wop Extravaganza on Saturday, June 6 at 7 pm. This four concert season, and the additional attraction The Muppet Movie Sing-A-Long, is presented by the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation and is a means of raising funds to support arts in the schools and maintain this new, state-of-the-art facility. (more...)

Tickets to Gilberto Santa Rosa's 2015 Performance at NJPAC Now On SaleTickets to Gilberto Santa Rosa's 2015 Performance at NJPAC Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

New Jersey Performance Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark announces Gilberto Santo Rosa who is set to perform on Saturday, June 20, 2015. Gilberto Santa Rosa's musical elegance and style has made him one of the most prominent figures in popular music. His countless accolades in the recording industry reaffirm his validity Through the Years. Be sure to reserve your tickets now at NJPAC.org or calling 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722). (more...)

Celebrity Stylist Leonardo Rocco Showcases History of Hair Trends at Miami Hair Beauty & FashionCelebrity Stylist Leonardo Rocco Showcases History of Hair Trends at Miami Hair Beauty & Fashion
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Suave Professionals celebrity stylist Leonardo Rocco kicked off Funkshion Miami Beach Fashion Week by taking a historical tour of fashion and beauty trends with a look toward the future. As a tribute to the show's tenth year, Rocco created the 'DECADE' concept, which took the audience on a tour of hair and fashion starting with the late 20's. Rocco and his team gave each of the hairstyles a touch of glam using Suave Professionals. (more...)

Jack and Emilie Cohen Release Debut Book, BODY PARTS OF OUR DOGSJack and Emilie Cohen Release Debut Book, BODY PARTS OF OUR DOGS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

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Author Esther Spina Launches New WebsiteAuthor Esther Spina Launches New Website
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Esther Spina has always been unafraid to take on challenges, whether it was her job as the first female order desk clerk for General Electric/Hotpoint, her work with her husband Frank in building a successful business, or her climb to become one of Ambit Energy's most successful sales people. Now, Esther is the author of The Ambitious Woman: What It Takes and Why You Want To Be One, an Amazon Bestseller in which she shares the knowledge she has gained, Through the Years, about being a successful woman in business. The Ambitious Woman is published by Next Century Publishing. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group to Welcome BlackHawk and the OutlawsBerkshire Theatre Group to Welcome BlackHawk and the Outlaws
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Country Rock Bands BlackHawk and the Outlaws at The Colonial Theatre on Thursday, December 4 at 8pm. (more...)

The Pedego Boomerang Electric Bike Offer Stylish Ride with Advanced TechnologyThe Pedego Boomerang Electric Bike Offer Stylish Ride with Advanced Technology
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Thanks to Pedego Electric Bikes, Baby Boomers are keeping their love affairs with bicycles alive as they roll forward Through the Years. Pedego's robust motors have set them free from the constraints of hills and headwinds, and now, even more riders will be able to join the fun no matter how many years they've been away from cycling. Pedego is pleased to announce the Boomerang an electric bike designed with an extra-low step thru frame. (more...)

'A JAZZY NUTCRACKER', MATISYAHU, FESTIVAL OF LIGHT and More Set for SOPAC This December'A JAZZY NUTCRACKER', MATISYAHU, FESTIVAL OF LIGHT and More Set for SOPAC This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) has announced its December 2014 events. Scroll down for details! (more...)

MaintenanceNet Launches ServiceExchange Next-Generation Service Revenue Generation Platform MaintenanceNet Launches ServiceExchange Next-Generation Service Revenue Generation Platform
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

CARLSBAD, CA - MaintenanceNet, Inc., the leading provider of service revenue generation solutions, today launched ServiceExchange, its next-generation service contract management and automation platform. Now available, ServiceExchange offers a data-driven approach to service contract sales and renewals and is purpose built to benefit the entire value chain, from the manufacturer and its distributed sales ecosystem all the way to the end customer. (more...)

This Veterans Day, Wawa Pays Tribute to Our Troops and Their Families With Free Coffee All Day This Veterans Day, Wawa Pays Tribute to Our Troops and Their Families With Free Coffee All Day
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Wawa, Inc. today announced this Veterans Day the company will offer free coffee of any size to veterans, active military members and their families, all day. The giveaway will take place on November 11, 2014, at all of Wawa's more than 650 stores throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Florida. Throughout the day, Wawa expects to give away more than 200,000 cups of coffee, thanking these dedicated men and women and their families for their service. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A FIRESIDE CHRISTMAS - Defining Midwestern HospitalityBWW Reviews: A FIRESIDE CHRISTMAS - Defining Midwestern Hospitality
by Finny (Amanda Finn) - Nov 10, 2014

Though it is only November, before Thanksgiving no less, Christmas is in full swing at The Fireside Dinner Theatre. When audiences received holiday dishes before the curtain rose, they were provided with both warm hospitality by the staff as well as well named dishes. The Snowflake Salad, for instance, lightly dusted with feta cheese crumbles was as delicious as it was delightful. Diners who were awaiting the theatre doors to open already knew that they were in store for a whimsical evening. (more...)

BWW Interview: Victoria Clark Returns to Her PIAZZA Past at Pace University, Preps for GIGI at the Kennedy Center and More!BWW Interview: Victoria Clark Returns to Her PIAZZA Past at Pace University, Preps for GIGI at the Kennedy Center and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 1, 2014

Before Victoria Clark returns to Broadway next season as 'Mamita Alvarez' in Gigi, she heads back to school as the artist in residence at Pace University. Clark directs The Light in the Piazza, the show for which she picked up a Tony Award in 2005, running through November 8 at the Loretto Theatre at The Sheen Center. The Light in the Piazza, by Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas, is based on the novella of the same name by Elizabeth Spencer. Taking place in Italy in the late summer of 1953, it is the story of an American woman Margaret Johnson, who travels to Florence with her daughter Clara, who falls in love with a young Florentine man. As details emerge about Clara's past, their trip turns out to be very much a romantic and psychological journey as Margaret must decide what is best for her daughter, her family, and for herself. The winner of six Tony Awards in 2005, The Light in the Piazza has become one of the great classics of the American Musical Theater, with its lush score and cliff-hanger story. Clark took the time out of her busy schedule to update BroadwayWorld on her adventures in directing, revisiting PIAZZA, preparing for GIGI and more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: It's So Long, Farewell, Au Wiedersehen Reviewing For Me, But Meet & Greet BWW's New Team of Cabaret CriticsCABARET LIFE NYC: It's So Long, Farewell, Au Wiedersehen Reviewing For Me, But Meet & Greet BWW's New Team of Cabaret Critics
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 7, 2014

After four years reviewing cabaret shows, more than two for BroadwayWorld, our lead New York cabaret critic Stephen Hanks will be giving up reviewing shows to be the BWW Cabaret section's Editor and lead feature writer. Here's how he became a cabaret reviewer, why he's giving it up, and who he's brought on board to make up BWW's new cabaret reviewing team. (more...)

Philadelphia Recording Veteran Sets World Singing Record; Recognized for Accomplishment 50 Years LaterPhiladelphia Recording Veteran Sets World Singing Record; Recognized for Accomplishment 50 Years Later
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Music industry veteran Don Meehan has just released his holiday CD, It's December, claiming a new world record for singing and overdubbing his voice 136 times on a single recording. It's December is the hallmark of an astounding career for super-talented Meehan. He has earned Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum credits for recording and mixing artists such as Bob Dylan, Barbara Streisand, The Manhattans, and others. (more...)

Wick Theatre's MAME, Starring Leslie Uggams, Begins Performances TomorrowWick Theatre's MAME, Starring Leslie Uggams, Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer Leslie Uggams (Roots, Hallelujah, Baby!) will open a new window this holiday season when she stars in Jerry Herman's glorious musical MAME at the Wick Theatre in Boca Raton, Florida. Based on the 1955 novel Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis, this Tony Award-nominated classic is filled with irresistible songs including 'Open a New Window,' 'We Need a Little Christmas,' 'Bosom Buddies' and 'If He Walked into My Life.' The book is by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. (more...)

BWW Recap: Jess and Cece are Lost in Emojis on NEW GIRLBWW Recap: Jess and Cece are Lost in Emojis on NEW GIRL
by Jennifer McHugh - Dec 3, 2014

Trouble is in the air when Jess and Cece are at war with each other. Especially when Schmidt doesn't know any better than to steer clear when these girls are mad. Tonight we learned that the catalyst for war just may be sending the most insensitive emojis. (more...)

Sierra Rep Receives Elaine Symons Baker AwardSierra Rep Receives Elaine Symons Baker Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Sierra Repertory Theatre staff got a surprise from the Sonora Area Foundation today, when the theater was presented with a $10,000 gift as the recipient of this year's Elaine Symons Baker Community Impact Award. The gift is named for a Tuolumne County woman who, with her brother Irving Symons, was one of the foundation's first major benefactors. It is presented each year to an area nonprofit. (more...)

Citadel Federal Credit Union Chooses SymitarCitadel Federal Credit Union Chooses Symitar
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

MONETT, Mo., Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY) is a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for the financial services industry. Its Symitar division announced that $2 billion Citadel Federal Credit Union has selected Episys for in-house core processing. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ahmanson Welcomes Coward's Ageless BLITHE SPIRITBWW Reviews: Ahmanson Welcomes Coward's Ageless BLITHE SPIRIT
by Don Grigware - Dec 16, 2014

Noel Coward wrote in a song, 'If love were all, I should be lonely', declaring the impossibility of romantic love. He continued this theme onstage in Private Lives, and on screen in Brief Encounter and once again in his most produced play internationally Blithe Spirit, now onstage in a sterling production at the Ahmanson through January 18, and starring the one and only Angela Lansbury. (more...)

Janine Molinari & Susan Campanaro Present 15th Annual Holiday HopJanine Molinari & Susan Campanaro Present 15th Annual Holiday Hop
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

It is that time of year again! Janine Molinari will be celebrating the holidays by giving back to NYC with the 15th Annual Holiday Hop and bake sale to benefit The Holy Apostle Soup Kitchen in NYC. (more...)

Robert E. Makara Discusses UNITY in New BookRobert E. Makara Discusses UNITY in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich (PRWEB) December 12, 2014 (more...)

VIDEO: Barry Manilow Talks New Album 'Dream Duets' & More on TODAYVIDEO: Barry Manilow Talks New Album 'Dream Duets' & More on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Barry Manilow stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about his new album 'Dream Duets' in which modern technology enabled him to team up with legendary singers Whitney Houston and Marilyn Monroe. (more...)

BWW News: Stages St. Louis and The Centene Inclusion Project's ROCKIN' THROUGH THE YEARS at Holt High SchoolBWW News: Stages St. Louis and The Centene Inclusion Project's ROCKIN' THROUGH THE YEARS at Holt High School
by Chris Gibson - Dec 12, 2014

Yesterday morning was kind of a homecoming for me as I returned to Holt High School (Wentzville School District) to check out the Centene Inclusion Project that Stages St. Louis, through their outreach program, Access the Arts, put together. The production, called ROCKIN' Through the Years, allowed students with special needs, including those with physical, cognitive, and developmental challenges to actively participate in a musical presentation along with the drama students at the school. I found the show to be a moving and thoroughly enjoyable experience that allowed these two groups to come together in a truly unique and wonderful way, breaking down barriers that might otherwise keep them from working with one another. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Theatre Memphis Spikes the Eggnog with A CHRISTMAS CAROLBWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis Spikes the Eggnog with A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Joseph Baker - Dec 12, 2014

As my hand was turning to mincemeat while writing personal notes in Christmas card after Christmas card, I persevered, knowing that at the end of my travails there would be a reward: A much anticipated performance of Theatre Memphis' annual 'gift' to Memphis, Charles Dickens' venerable A CHRISTMAS CAROL. I must admit: I have not attended every performance of that classic since its inception. I have, however, infrequently stopped to hang my wreath at its door; and I've seen some fine 'Ebeneezers' over the years (I recall a former teaching colleague, Tom Ford, offering a tight, clipped interpretation and, of course, one of the best and most frequent of the actors donning those tattered gloves, Memphis acting favorite Barry Fuller). As I wrote card after card, I began to think about all the other interpretations of A CHRISTMAS CAROL that I have encountered Through the Years - Seymour Hicks; Reginald Owen (in the role MGM intended for an ailing Lionel Barrymore, who had become famous for his radio performance and who would have, no doubt, been superior; a not-all-that-bad consolation prize was his equally tight-fisted 'Mr. Potter' in Frank Capra's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE); Orson Welles (in a Mercury Theatre radio performance); Sir Ralph Richardson (a beautiful audio recording); Alastair Sim (in the early 1950's British film and offering my favorite interpretation of the role; Danny Peary, in his fascinating ALTERNATE OSCARS, selects him as Best Actor for that performance); and, certainly, George C. Scott, in what was considered to be the version to end all versions. (And does anyone recall Jim Backus' 'Mr. Magoo' in a delightful animated musical television special back in the 1960's?) (more...)

Nickelodeon Launches Nick Jr. App Featuring Hit Preschool Content, Interactive Educational Activities, and TV EverywhereNickelodeon Launches Nick Jr. App Featuring Hit Preschool Content, Interactive Educational Activities, and TV Everywhere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Designed specifically with preschoolers in mind, the Nick Jr. App features a grid-style interface and moveable tile layout that allows for easy exploration and fun discovery. The app offers a variety of educational activities, alphabet buttons that trigger pop-up surprises, live simulcast streaming of the Nick Jr. channel and on-demand episodes via TV Everywhere authentication through participating TV providers, plus over 100 pieces of short-form content including curriculum moments, music videos, funny mashups, and exclusive first looks. Throughout the app experience, kids will engage with characters from the net's top-rated preschool series such as PAW Patrol, Dora and Friends: Into the City! and Wallykazam!, while boosting their STEM, reading, motor and problem-solving skills. (more...)

Nickelodeon Launches Nick Jr. App Available for iPadNickelodeon Launches Nick Jr. App Available for iPad
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Following the tremendous success of the Emmy Award-winning Nick App, which launched in 2013 and has already had 11 million downloads globally, Nickelodeon today announced the launch of the Nick Jr. App (more...)

Cleveland Hospital Fundraiser to Feature TV Stars Kathy Garver and Paul PetersenCleveland Hospital Fundraiser to Feature TV Stars Kathy Garver and Paul Petersen
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Classic TV stars Kathy Garver ("Family Affair") and Paul Petersen ("The Donna Reed Show") are among special guests scheduled to appear at a 1960s-themed holiday fundraiser for UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in Cleveland on Sunday, December 14. (more...)

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