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BWW Recap: 'Game On' as MADAM SECRETARY Follows Conspiracy to VenezuelaBWW Recap: 'Game On' as MADAM SECRETARY Follows Conspiracy to Venezuela
by Scott Fullerton - Nov 30, 2014

Maybe it's just me, but every time the opening scene goes past the ten minute mark, I am completely drawn into an episode. MADAM SECRETARY has been using this device better than anyone, and tonight's episode was no exception. We are going one step deeper into the conspiracy theory with the Secretary's decision to bring the team to Venezuela for a little diplomacy, and a check into former Secretary Marsh's secret bank account that came to light this week. The trip also brings daughter Stephanie back home to stay with her sister Allison while they are in South America, and Stephanie still has not gotten over her mother's reveal last week about her participation in torture during the Gulf War. (more...)

BWW Recap: CONSTANTINE Unleashes 'The Rage of Caliban'BWW Recap: CONSTANTINE Unleashes 'The Rage of Caliban'
by Misha Davenport - Nov 29, 2014

Perhaps after he wasn't given a a full-season (or a chance to grow on viewers) CONSTANTINE unleashes 'The Rage of Caliban.' Let's crack open the spellbook, shall we? (more...)

UK's THE RULING CLASS Announces Full Cast, Including Ron Cook & Kathryn DrysdaleUK's THE RULING CLASS Announces Full Cast, Including Ron Cook & Kathryn Drysdale
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14thEarl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

Ron Cook, Kathryn Drysdale & More to Join James McAvoy in THE RULING CLASSRon Cook, Kathryn Drysdale & More to Join James McAvoy in THE RULING CLASS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14th Earl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

Scoop: WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? on THE CW - Thursday, December 18, 2014Scoop: WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? on THE CW - Thursday, December 18, 2014
by TV Scoop - Nov 26, 2014

Get all the scoop on WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?, airing on THE CW on Thursday, December 18, 2014! (more...)

UPPER CUT to Play Southwark Playhouse in 2015UPPER CUT to Play Southwark Playhouse in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

Inspired by true political events, this provocative new work by the Writers' Guild Award winning playwright of At the Gates of Gaza unravels the fight for diversity and representation in contemporary politics, dissecting one of the most controversial issues concerning our parliamentary process today. The performance is staged just months after the Labour Black Network relaunched a campaign for all-black shortlists, which made headlines after it was announced at the party's annual conference in September. (more...)

E! to Air LANCE LOVES MICHAEL: THE LANCE BASS WEDDING Live on 2/5E! to Air LANCE LOVES MICHAEL: THE LANCE BASS WEDDING Live on 2/5
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

On February 5, E! will become the first American television network to broadcast a celebrity wedding between two men, when Lance Bass and Michael Turchin exchange vows in front of their families and friends. (more...)

GHOST STORIES Extends Into March 2015GHOST STORIES Extends Into March 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

GHOST STORIES, the West End's scariest show has announced today that it will extend until 15 March 2015. (more...)

Sport Chalet Offers Gear for Winter AdventuresSport Chalet Offers Gear for Winter Adventures
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ With winter approaching and temperatures dropping, athletes everywhere are getting ready to brave the icy outdoors and hit the slopes for some fun in the snow. From maneuvering down a black diamond to cruising down a bunny slope, Sport Chalet is gearing up skiers and snowboarders for all their winter adventures. (more...)

SingleHop Launches Its Largest Enterprise-Class Data Center in Chicago Area to Meet Heavy Demand for Hosted Private Cloud Solutions SingleHop Launches Its Largest Enterprise-Class Data Center in Chicago Area to Meet Heavy Demand for Hosted Private Cloud Solutions
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

CHICAGO, IL(Marketwired - Dec 9, 2014) - SingleHop, a leading provider of on-demand hosted private clouds and managed hosting, today announced the launch of its newest and largest data center facility in Franklin Park, Illinois. SingleHop custom-built a network from the ground up and a data center to meet the growing demand for SingleHop's most popular infrastructure product category: hosted private cloud solutions. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Beautiful CD By a Beautiful Singer: Anika Larsen's Debut CDBWW Interview: A Beautiful CD By a Beautiful Singer: Anika Larsen's Debut CD
by Gregory G. Allen - Dec 8, 2014

Anika Larsen (Cynthia Weil in BEAUTIFUL) is releasing her debut CD - SING YOU TO SLEEP: a tuneful and personal album for adults and children alike. (more...)

BWW Reviews: KINKY BOOTS in San FranciscoBWW Reviews: KINKY BOOTS in San Francisco
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Dec 8, 2014

Ladies, gentleman and those who are yet to make up your mind -- strut your stuff down to the Orpheum Theatre and march those stilettos into Kinky Boots! This, mind-bending tour-de-force will open up your mind, open up your heart, and maybe open up your legs -- to dancing in your boots (don't think so dirty!) Playing now through Dec 28th at the Orpheum Theatre Kinky Boots is dazzling, joyous and fun. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LESLIE JORDAN: FRUIT FLY Soars into the Upper Altitudes of LaughterBWW Reviews: LESLIE JORDAN: FRUIT FLY Soars into the Upper Altitudes of Laughter
by Gil Kaan - Dec 5, 2014

A frequent Leslie Jordan collaborator, David Galligan directs this pint-sized dynamo in an 80-minute mostly funny, but sometimes poignantly heartfelt walk down the Jordan Family's memory lane. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera to Present COSI FAN TUTTE in 2015Florida Grand Opera to Present COSI FAN TUTTE in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Florida Grand Opera follows up its critically acclaimed production of Madama Butterfly with a modern retelling of a Mozart favorite, the comic opera Coś fan tutte, opening on Saturday, January 24 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

ENUFF Z'NUFF Release New Music Video For 'The Stroke'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

It's been 30+ years since Billy Squire unleashed his debut single “The Stroke,” and gave teenage boys everywhere a reason to grab their instruments and get strokin'. Now, Enuff Z'nuff just gave them one more! (more...)

Jonathan Parker Coming to The Wonderland BallroomJonathan Parker Coming to The Wonderland Ballroom
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

On Wednesday, December 17th Jonathan Parker brings his octet to Washington DC's quintessential dive bar, The Wonderland Ballroom. Never one to shy away from presenting world-class music in unconventional settings, this past year has seen Parker feature his various musical projects in a wide array of DIY venues. The Jonathan Parker Octet's performance at the Wonderland Ballroom will be no different, as the ensemble will blaze through two sets of material featuring selections from Parker's upcoming release, Interloper (One Trick Dog records) as well as feature local entertainer Linsay Demming (from Black Cat's Church Night). (more...)

Scoop: WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? on THE CW - Monday, December 22, 2014Scoop: WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? on THE CW - Monday, December 22, 2014
by - Dec 4, 2014

Get all the scoop on WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?, airing on THE CW on Monday, December 22, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: PENN & TELLER: FOOL US on THE CW - Friday, December 26, 2014Scoop: PENN & TELLER: FOOL US on THE CW - Friday, December 26, 2014
by TV Scoop - Dec 4, 2014

Get all the scoop on PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, airing on THE CW on Friday, December 26, 2014! (more...)

Think it's time to find a new ad agency or PR firm? Here are 3 things to consider.Think it's time to find a new ad agency or PR firm? Here are 3 things to consider.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Marketing assignments from brands around the world - worth millions (and sometimes billions) of dollars - find new homes with new marketing, advertising and PR firms every week. "Don't let the pace of account turn-over Trick you into thinking the market is growing," warns AgencyFinder.com's Chairman and CEO, Chuck Meyst. "In fact, when an economy experiences a slow rebound like ours, account turnover is a sign that marketers are being more creative and thoughtful with regard to whom they entrust their brands and their money." (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards - Lots of Close Calls!Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards - Lots of Close Calls!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Seattle Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Sundance 2015 Announces 'Spotlight', 'Park City at Midnight' and 'New Frontier' SelectionsSundance 2015 Announces 'Spotlight', 'Park City at Midnight' and 'New Frontier' Selections
by Movies News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Sundance Institute announced today the films selected to screen in the 2015 Sundance Film Festival out-of-competition sections Spotlight and Park City at Midnight, as well as the films and installations to be featured in the New Frontier program. The Festival, which takes place January 22 to February 1 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah, is the centerpiece of the year-round public programs for the Institute, which also hosts 24 residency labs and grants more than $2.5 million to independent artists each year. (more...)

BWW Reviews: L'HOTEL Bends Time, Minds at the Pittsburgh Public TheaterBWW Reviews: L'HOTEL Bends Time, Minds at the Pittsburgh Public Theater
by Greg Kerestan - Dec 3, 2014

Ed Dixon's world premiere production attempts a whole new genre- the intellectual farce. (more...)

Fitness Tip of the Day: Choose Good CarbsFitness Tip of the Day: Choose Good Carbs
by Christina Mancuso - Dec 2, 2014

Carbs have gotten a bad rap over the years. (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Seattle AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Seattle Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

CyberLink Unveils Top 5 Ways to Capture Perfect Holiday PhotosCyberLink Unveils Top 5 Ways to Capture Perfect Holiday Photos
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

The holidays are traditionally a time of fantastic photo opportunities, and yet many pictures will end up being discarded due to problems with lighting, shot framing, or composition. Users of both mobile devices and DSLR (Digital single-lens reflex) cameras should be aware of the specific challenges that come with photographing holiday events and gatherings, and prepare accordingly. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth & JC Chasez to Duet at Lance Bass Wedding ReceptionKristin Chenoweth & JC Chasez to Duet at Lance Bass Wedding Reception
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

On February 5, E! will become the first American television network to broadcast a celebrity wedding between two men, when Lance Bass and Michael Turchin exchange vows in front of their families and friends. (more...)

Disney Channel Announces January Programming HighlightsDisney Channel Announces January Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Disney Channel announces January 2015 Programming Highlights. *All programming subject to change (more...)

John Schneider and Tom Wopat's HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Album Hits Billboard Top 10John Schneider and Tom Wopat's HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Album Hits Billboard Top 10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

John Schneider and Tom Wopat -- the original stars of 'The Dukes of Hazzard' -- have hit the Billboard Top 10 with their new album Home for Christmas. For the week of December 20, the recording debuts at #10 on the 'Traditional Jazz' chart. (more...)

Scoop: PENN AND TELLER: FOOL US on THE CW - Wednesday, January 7, 2015Scoop: PENN AND TELLER: FOOL US on THE CW - Wednesday, January 7, 2015
by TV Scoop - Dec 18, 2014

Get all the scoop on PENN AND TELLER: FOOL US, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, January 7, 2015! (more...)

Scoop: WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? on THE CW - Friday, January 9, 2015Scoop: WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? on THE CW - Friday, January 9, 2015
by TV Scoop - Dec 18, 2014

Get all the scoop on WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?, airing on THE CW on Friday, January 9, 2015! (more...)

Nat Geo to Premiere New Season of BRAIN GAMES, 1/19Nat Geo to Premiere New Season of BRAIN GAMES, 1/19
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Season four of Emmy-nominated series Brain Games premieres Monday, Jan. 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT with back-to-back new episodes. Our hidden cameras capture all the hilarious and shocking results of the interactive experiments (more...)

To'ak, The World's Most Exclusive Dark Chocolate, DebutsTo'ak, The World's Most Exclusive Dark Chocolate, Debuts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

To'ak Chocolateis releasing 574 bars of what may well be the world's most rare and sublime dark chocolate, now available for the first time. Each 50 gram bar is priced at $260 and available for purchase at http://www.toakchocolate.com/, as well as limited specialty retailers across the United States. (more...)

Disney XD Announces January 2015 Programming HighlightsDisney XD Announces January 2015 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Disney XD announces January 2015 Programming Highlights. All programming subject to change (more...)

The Tank's FLINT & TINDER to Return with Works by The Assembly, Puppet Kitchen & MoreThe Tank's FLINT & TINDER to Return with Works by The Assembly, Puppet Kitchen & More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The Tank - the Manhattan-based non-profit arts presenter, located at 151 West 46th Street, 8th floor - is pleased to announce its third season of its flagship theatre program Flint & Tinder, the curated series of exciting new independent theater presented in the heart of Manhattan's theater district. The series showcases ferociously imaginative emerging artists making work that spans (and often flagrantly combines) physical theater, puppetry, dance, clowning, and more. They are storytellers, relentless risk-takers, and theatrical alchemists shaping the future of the medium. (more...)

Scoop: THE FLASH on THE CW - Tuesday, January 6, 2015Scoop: THE FLASH on THE CW - Tuesday, January 6, 2015
by - Dec 18, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE FLASH, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, January 6, 2015! (more...)

iOS and Android OS Targeted by Man-in-the-Middle AttacksiOS and Android OS Targeted by Man-in-the-Middle Attacks
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM), the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, today released, through the company's Prolexic Security Engineering & Research Team (PLXsert), a new cybersecurity threat advisory. The advisory alerts enterprises, governments and individuals to the Xsser mobile remote access Trojan (mRAT), which targets iOS and Android devices. The Xsser mRAT is spread through man-in-the-middle and phishing attacks and may involve cellphone tower eavesdropping for location-specific attacks. The advisory is available for download from www.stateoftheinternet.com/xsser. (more...)

Columbus Symphony Orchestra to Perform CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE, 1/24Columbus Symphony Orchestra to Perform CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Cirque de la Symphonie is a unique and elegant fusion of cirque and orchestra, adapting the stunning artistry of cirque with the majesty of a full symphony orchestra. Conducted by Stuart Chafetz, the program will feature works from the world's greatest composers while showcasing some of the most accomplished veterans of exceptional cirque programs from across the globe, including aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strongmen. (more...)

PEOPLE YOU KNOW Webseries Available Online Free for the HolidaysPEOPLE YOU KNOW Webseries Available Online Free for the Holidays
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Season One, Part One is now available for free on the series webpage during the Christmas holidays. Get to know the Saints and Sinners of the new series as they learn hard truths about love, friendship and life. (more...)

2014 Year in Review: Verity Wilde's Best and Worst of Theatre2014 Year in Review: Verity Wilde's Best and Worst of Theatre
by Verity Wilde - Dec 14, 2014

I've seen a lot of shows in 2014 - and I'm not done yet - but there are a couple of evenings that really stand out for me for a variety of reasons. (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards - Harry Turpin Leads!Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards - Harry Turpin Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Seattle Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: CATS, London Palladium, Dec 12 2014BWW REVIEWS: CATS, London Palladium, Dec 12 2014
by Verity Wilde - Dec 13, 2014

Verity Wilde reviews Andrew Lloyd Webber's 80s super musical as it returns to the West End for a Christmas run at the Palladium with Nicole Scherzinger as Grizabella. (more...)

Sysorex Scores a Hat Trick with Its Big Data AnalyticsSysorex Scores a Hat Trick with Its Big Data Analytics
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

"Although in different industries, all of these organizations are similar in that they have extraordinary amount of complex and detailed data that can be leveraged to improve the business if their people could just get a handle on it," said Sysorex CEO Nadir Ali. "Sysorex' big data analytics solutions are specifically designed to help these kind of data-driven businesses quickly analyze incredible amounts of information, uncover patterns, and create new revenue opportunities." (more...)

Nickelodeon to Premiere REACTTOTHAT, 12/15Nickelodeon to Premiere REACTTOTHAT, 12/15
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Nickelodeon will debut ReactToThat, a brand-new half-hour series from popular Youtube personalities The Fine Bros., on Monday, Dec. 15, at 6:00 p.m. (ET/PT). In partnership with Nick Cannon and his production shop NCredible Entertainment, Benny and Rafi Fine have taken their hit online show React to the next level with a new TV series featuring celebrities and kids reacting to the web's best viral videos. The premiere episode features Youtube sensations Bethany Mota, Lia Marie Johnson (Awesomeness TV) and Paris Smith (Every Which Way), plus the stars of Nickelodeon's Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn--Mace Coronel and Aidan Gallagher. ReactToThat will regularly air Monday through Friday at 6:00 p.m. (ET/PT) through Jan. 1, 2015on Nickelodeon. (more...)

BWW Recap: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is Home for the HolidaysBWW Recap: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is Home for the Holidays
by Erin Resnick - Dec 11, 2014

Let's address one thing, if you are a resident of Mystic Falls ambiguously aged between 18-27, you should be getting on your knees and thanking the heavens that your parents are alive. It's much more shocking to have living relatives in a town of 5 people. Unfortunately for our favorite gang of vampires, witches, and supernatural beings galore, any death or terminal illness of a parent or relative is a heartbreaking shock that can only be remedied with bourbon and decorating Christmas tress. (more...)

Theatre Royal Plymouth to Present AFTER ELECTRATheatre Royal Plymouth to Present AFTER ELECTRA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

It's Virgie's birthday, and at 84, she is bucking conventions with a very surprising Trick up her sleeve. But always a more committed artist than mother, Virgie has not reckoned on her family and friends' determination to thwart her distinctly unusual birthday plans. (more...)

Scoop: PENN & TELLER: FOOL US on THE CW - Friday, January 2, 2015Scoop: PENN & TELLER: FOOL US on THE CW - Friday, January 2, 2015
by TV Scoop - Dec 10, 2014

Get all the scoop on PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, airing on THE CW on Friday, January 2, 2015! (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare to Present THE TABLE and FREEZE! from UK and the NetherlandsChicago Shakespeare to Present THE TABLE and FREEZE! from UK and the Netherlands
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents productions from the UK and the Netherlands as part of CST's World's Stage Series-Blind Summit's The Table and the US premiere of Freeze! from performer Nick Steur, January 14-25, 2015. These offerings headline the inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, a celebration of dynamic and inventive puppet performance in cultural institutions across the city. Returning to Chicago Shakespeare from the UK after a critically acclaimed run in 2013, The Table features the unforgettable Moses, a cantankerous and loveable puppet with a cardboard head facing an existential crisis-on a table. In Freeze!, Dutch performer Nick Steur astounds audiences as he artfully balances stones without glue or other manipulations, challenging traditional conceptions of performance to dazzling effect. At the forefront of exciting international theater practices, The Table and Freeze! are performed in tandem at Chicago Shakespeare throughout the two week-long festival. (more...)

TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON Quotables - Week of 11/24TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON Quotables - Week of 11/24
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Below, check out quotables from THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON for the week of November 24 - November 27! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Book-It's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Will Jump Start Your RomanceBWW Reviews: Book-It's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Will Jump Start Your Romance
by Jay Irwin - Dec 1, 2014

Romantics the world over have loved the works of Jane Austen for centuries with her tales of loves lost and then found. And one of her best beloved is now on stage from Book-It Repertory Theatre with "Pride and Prejudice". And not only is it a wonderful adaptation filled with superb performances but, guys, take your dates to this one and you're bound to get lucky. (more...)

Audra McDonald on Why She Won't Sing Billie Holiday on Current Tour: 'It Would Feel Out of Context'Audra McDonald on Why She Won't Sing Billie Holiday on Current Tour: 'It Would Feel Out of Context'
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Audra McDonald reveals that she has no plans to perform songs from her recent Broadway show Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill for which she won a record sixth Tony Award for her portrayal of Billie Holiday. (more...)

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