Woman of the Year

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Based on the MGM film by Ring Lardner, Jr. and Michael Kanin

Taylor Swift Made Special Appearance for Keds Style Icon Event
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

On Thursday, May 8, seven-time Grammy winner and multi-platinum singer-songwriter, Taylor Swift, appeared at the Nordstrom at The Americana at Brand in Glendale, California for a special event hosted by Keds called Style Icons. As part of the event, Swift was interviewed in front of a live audience of 150 guests that included fans from across the country and questions about favorite fashion trends, and Taylor's role as the newest style icon in the long history of leading ladies who have loved and worn Keds over its 98-year brand history. (more...)

MSMT to Stage BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, 6/4-21
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Over fifty years ago, a 'kid with glasses' from Lubbock, Texas, changed the face of popular music forever. Buddy Holly's meteoric rise to stardom was cut short when, at the age of just 22, he died tragically in a plane crash. (more...)

2014 Broadway Revival of Tony-Winning TITANIC Postponed
by Tyler Peterson - May 21, 2014

Producers David Mirvish and Barry & Fran Weissler have confirmed that the planned revival of the Tony Award-winning musical TITANIC, slated to hit Broadway this fall, has been postponed. (more...)

Katy Perry as CUPCAKE KATY on View at the National Portrait Gallery, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

“Cupcake Katy,” a new addition to the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, portrays internationally successful pop singer Katy Perry. Perry chose distinguished New York academic portrait painter Will Cotton to create her portrait, which was completed in 2010. The oil-on-linen portrait will go on view in the museum June 18 as part of a rotating display of recently acquired portraits. (more...)

Nevada Ballet Theatre to Honor Debbie Allen as Woman of the Year for the 31st Annual Black & White Ballet
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) announced today that it will honor dancer, choreographer, actress, producer, director and author Debbie Allen as Woman of the Year for the 31st Annual Black & White Ball. The recipient of numerous awards, including a Tony Award, Golden Globe and three Emmy Awards among others, Allen's many contributions to the performing arts and entertainment industry will be celebrated on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at ARIA Resort & Casino, CityCenter. (more...)

Donald Pippin's A MAESTRO'S MEMOIRS Features Klea Blackhurst and Nat Chandler Today
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

The Ziegfeld Society will present Tony Award winning Broadway Conductor Donald Pippin in A MAESTRO'S MEMOIRS today, May 17th, a multi-media presentation of his life in the theatre. (more...)

Ziegfeld Society Presents Donald Pippin in A MAESTRO'S MEMOIRS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

The Ziegfeld Society will present Tony Award winning Broadway Conductor Donald Pippin in A MAESTRO'S MEMOIRS tonight, May 17th, a multi-media presentation of his life in the theatre. (more...)

AAAC 2014 Classic Awards Set for Tonight in Hartford
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

The African-American Affairs Commission (AAAC) will host its fifteenth Annual Classic Awards tonight, May 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., at the Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut. (more...)

LeadBolt Wins Gold Stevie Award for "Technology Company of the Year – Australia" in 2014 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are the first business awards program to recognize achievement in business in all 22 nations of the Asia-Pacific region. They are the newest of the Stevie Awards programs, which are widely considered to be the world's premier business awards, conferring recognition for achievement in the workplace in programs such as The International Business Awards for more than a decade. (more...)

Sarah Friar, CFO of Square and First Honoree from FinTech Selected as "2014 Financial Woman of the Year" by FWSF
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Since July 2012, Friar has served as the CFO of Square, which offers merchants of all sizes easy, yet sophisticated technology to run their business. In January 2014 she was also appointed to the board of directors of New Relic, a cloud-based software analytics company. Prior to joining Square, Friar served as Senior Vice President, Finance & Strategy at Salesforce.com. Friar's career began in roles at Arthur Andersen and McKinsey & Company. She then spent 11 years at Goldman Sachs where she served as Managing Director in the Equity Research Division covering software and as the Business Unit Leader for the Technology Research Business Unit. Friar holds an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a MEng in Metallurgy, Economics and Management from the University of Oxford. (more...)

Ziegfeld Society Presents Donald Pippin in A MAESTRO'S MEMOIRS, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

The Ziegfeld Society will present Tony Award winning Broadway Conductor Donald Pippin in A MAESTRO'S MEMOIRS on Saturday, May 17th, a multi-media presentation of his life in the theatre. (more...)

Cristina Fontanelli to Sing 'The Great International Songbook' at Engelman Recital Hall, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Award-winning singer and PBS/WNET and NY affiliates host for Andrea Bocelli 'Live From Central Park' and 'Il Volo Takes Flight' CRISTINA FONTANELLI brings her first-annual concert program of the world's best-loved classic songs during her 'The Great International Songbook, plus wine reception' at Engelman Recital Hall at the Baruch Performing Arts Center at Baruch College on Friday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. Ms. Fontanelli will perform songs and arias in 8 languages accompanied by world-class musicians who will include Robert Wilson on piano, David Albert Temple on guitar, Carol Bloom on mandolin, accordion and others T/B/A. Denise Richardson PBS/WNET-TV host will appear as emcee of the concert. http://www.internationalwinemasters.com/ will provide the wine. (more...)

National Association of Professional Women Announces Bernadette Y. Quander, Author and Publisher at Tall Tales 509, as VIP Woman of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

NAPW honors Bernadette Y. Quander, author/publisher, as a 2013/2014 Professional Woman of the Year for leadership in business and education with this prestigious distinction. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 400 Local Chapters. (more...)

'Caliclaus and the Christmas Contraption' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Valerie Hart's, author of 'The New Tradition Cookbook' and 'The Bounty of Central Florida,' new book for children and adults incorporates four delightful Christmas stories with the title, 'CaliClaus and the Christmas Contraption' (published by AuthorHouse). (more...)

Valerie Hart Releases New Coloring Book
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Valerie Hart, author of 'The New Tradition Cookbook' and 'The Bounty of Central Florida,' has been a community activist and food and travel journalist for 35 years. Her 10-year popular television show, 'The Back of the House,' featured chef-owners of independent restaurants in their kitchens. In her new coloring book, 'CaliClaus and the Christmas Contraption: A magical cat finds homes for strays on Christmas Eve' (published by AuthorHouse), Hart's entertaining story of a magical cat and her team of pedigree felines, brings awareness to the plight facing animals in overcrowded shelters. (more...)

Coney Island USA Spring Gala Set for Webster Hall, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2014

Coney Island USA's Spring Gala is the premiere fundraising event for the arts organization that brings New York City the Mermaid Parade, Coney Island Circus Sideshow, Burlesque at the Beach, The Coney Island Museum, Coney Island Film Festival and more. This annual benefit draws a host of celebrities, trendsetters, and performances by superstars of the Burlesque and Sideshow movement. The 2014 Spring Gala is titled: The Ides of March. (more...)

LANA DEL REY Announces U.S. & North American Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Indie artist Lana Del Rey has announced a US and North American 2014 Tour on her Official Facebook page. Tickets to the following shows go on sale this Friday/Saturday (more...)

Anne Sweeney Will Exit Disney in January 2015
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Anne Sweeney, who oversaw 18 years of tremendous growth and success of Disney's global entertainment and news properties and who helped shepherd the television industry into the digital age, today announced that she would be departing The Walt Disney Company [NYSE: DIS] in January of 2015 to pursue a career in Television Directing. Sweeney, who joined the company in 1996, is currently co-chair, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group. (more...)

Actors' Playhouse Executive Producing Director Barbara S. Stein Honored with George E. Merrick Award of Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Actors' Playhouse Executive Producing Director Barbara S. Stein was honored by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce with the distinguished George E. Merrick Award of Excellence on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at the historic Biltmore Hotel. The George E. Merrick Award of Excellence is presented annually by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with The Allen Morris Company, to recognize the outstanding achievements of an individual who has excelled at perpetuating the vision of the City of Coral Gables and Chamber Founder, George E. Merrick. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Whitney Bashor, Kate Shindle and More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

J-Pop Star Kyary Pamyu Pamyu To Release New Album
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Japanese pop sensation and Harajuku icon Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will be releasing her third album, Pika Pika Fantajin in the U.S. on July 29 via Warner Music Group. Produced by Yasutaka Nakata (Capsule) and available for pre-order on Amazon, the new album is the follow-up to 2012's Nanda Collection, which garnered praise from fellow global pop-stars Katy Perry and Ariana Grande, as well as media attention from Pitchfork, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The FADER, MTV Iggy, Vice, and The Los Angeles Times. Known for elaborate visual spectacles, and with over 2.2 Billion Total music video viewsunder her belt, Kyary recently debuted the video for her upcoming album's lead single, 'Kira Kira Killer,' which is available for purchase on iTunes. Watch the mesmerizing video HERE. (more...)

LISTEN: Katy Perry Releases Lyric Video For New Single 'This Is How We Do'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

According to Billboard.com, Katy Perry just dropped the lyric video for her newest single off 'Prism,' 'This Is How We Do.' (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Appoints Adria Starkey, David Drobis and Naomi Buck to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Gulfshore Playhouse has announced the addition of Adria Starkey, David Drobis and Naomi Buck to their Board of Directors. Adria, David, and Naomi join current Board Members Bob Harden, Chair, Kristen Coury, President, Todd Gates, Don Gunther, Jason Korn, Tina McCain Matte, Jack Nortman, Gail Kern Paster, and Tennille Sevigny. (more...)

Griffin Theatre to Launch 2014-15 Season with New, Intimate Staging of TITANIC, 10/18-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Griffin Theatre Company will launch its 2014-15 season with a new, intimate version of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical TITANIC, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston (Nine, Phantom), book by Peter Stone (Woman of the Year, 1776), new orchestrations by Ian Weinberger, directed by Scott Weinstein (Griffin Theatre's Spelling Bee, Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Seussical) and music direction by Elizabeth Doran (Timeline's Juno). TITANIC will play October 18 - December 7, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Coronado Playhouse Presents DEARLY BELOVED to Benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of San Diego, 8/15-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

Love isn't always peaceful or perfect, but it is definitely hilarious and heart-warming in this down home southern comedy about a wedding day disaster with the most unlikely happy ending. Dearly Beloved by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, is the story of a completely dysfunctional but loveable Texas family caught in a whirlwind of gossip, god and gunfire. (more...)

National Association of Professional Women Announces Susan E. Reid, General Council at McCalla Raymer, a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

NAPW honors Susan E. Reid, general counsel at McCalla Raymer, LLC as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for her leadership in the legal profession. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 400 Local Chapters. (more...)

Scoop: THE TODAY SHOW on NBC - Week of April 14, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 4, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE TODAY SHOW, airing on NBC on for the week of April 14, 2014! (more...)

Alessandra Belloni to Host RHYTHM IS THE CURE Dance & Percussion Workshop at Synod Hall, Begin. 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Internationally renowned singer/percussionist/dancer ALESSANDRA BELLONI, artist-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine & REMO artist, will present 'RHYTHM IS THE CURE' on Three Saturdays, April 26 & May 3 & 10 at Cathedral of St. John the Divine's Synod Hall. Times are 2-5 pm. Fee: $225 for all three sessions; $75 per session. To register: 212.932.7325 or education@st.johndivine.org. (more...)

Viking Cruises Honors Cruise Planners Godmother at Once-In-A-Lifetime Event and Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Wednesday night, Vicky Garcia, COO and co-owner of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel representative, was honored by Viking Cruises as godmother of the European longship, Viking Magni. The event was held at the Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale and was also a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society® (LLS). (more...)

New Book Spreads Awareness of Less Common Cancers
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

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Nick Mastroianni Raises Over $12K for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Despite the rain and rumbling skies, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) charity event held at Provident Jewelers on Indiantown Road in Jupiter on Thursday, April 17, was a huge success. Hosted by Nick Mastroianni, III, Vice President of Planning and Operations for Allied Capital and Development, the fundraiser brought in more than $12,000.00, which will bolster efforts to cure these life-threatening diseases. Mastroianni, who hopes to become the LLS Man of the Year, is passionate about community service and the need for businesses and individuals to work together to raise awareness of worthwhile causes such as medical research and assistance. (more...)

Alessandra Belloni to Host RHYTHM IS THE CURE Dance & Percussion Workshop at Synod Hall, Begin. 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Internationally renowned singer/percussionist/dancer ALESSANDRA BELLONI, artist-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine & REMO artist, will present 'RHYTHM IS THE CURE' on Three Saturdays, April 26 & May 3 & 10 at Cathedral of St. John the Divine's Synod Hall. Times are 2-5 pm. Fee: $225 for all three sessions; $75 per session. To register: 212.932.7325 or education@st.johndivine.org. (more...)

John Kander & Twyla Tharp Named Guest Stars of 2014 Broadway Master Classes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

John Kander and Twyla Tharp will be special guests at the 2014 Live Design Broadway Master Classes, where they will join in lively discussions with two of the top designers working on Broadway today. Composer John Kander joins sound designer Nevin Steinberg to discuss the essential collaboration between the two roles; while choreographer Twyla Tharp joins lighting designer Don Holder on the subject of light. Conversations like this are not to be missed! Individual tickets to these events are $50 per person and can be purchased by clicking the registration button at www.livedesignmasterclasses.com>. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Present SWEET CHARITY, 5/9-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Charity Hope Valentine is a dancehall girl who dreams of love and believes the man of her dreams is just around the corner. A great score, including the songs 'Hey Big Spender!' and 'If My Friends Could See Me Now,' incredible dancing - originally choreographed by Broadway legend Bob Fosse - and one of the most memorable heroines of the past sixty years combine to make Sweet Charity a must-see show. Never before produced at PTC, Sweet Charity is a razzle-dazzle closer for the 2013-14 season. (more...)

National Association of Professional Women Announces Irene Planchiunas, Assistant Branch Manager at Citizens Bank, as a 2014 NAPW Professional Woman of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

NAPW honors Irene Planchiunas as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for her leadership in banking and finance. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 400 Local Chapters. (more...)

National Association of Professional Women Announces Sandra M. Payton, O.D., Optometrist at Sandra M. Payton Vision Care, Inc., a 2014 NAPW Professional Woman of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

NAPW honors Sandra M. Payton, O.D., as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. She is being recognized for leadership in optometry with this prestigious distinction. As the largest organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 400 Local Chapters. (more...)

National Association of Professional Women Announces Linda R. Krienke, Vice President of Harnix Corporation, as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

NAPW honors Linda R. Krienke as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. She is recognized with this distinction for her leadership in the home furnishings industry. As the largest, most recognized, organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 400 Local Chapters. (more...)

National Association of Professional Women Announces Mary Ann Schwehr, Author, a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

NAPW honors Mary Ann Schwehr as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year for leadership with this prestigious distinction. As the largest organization of women in the country, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 400 Local Chapters. (more...)

National Association of Professional Women Announces Pauline Zweers Asche, Director at Villa Montessori, a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

NAPW honors Pauline Zweers Asche, Director at Villa Montessori as a 2013/2014 Professional Woman of the Year. She is being recognized with this prestigious distinction for her leadership in childhood development and education. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 400 Local Chapters. (more...)

National Association of Professional Women Announces Angela D. Trimble, Principal and Owner at TrustPoint Services a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

NAPW honors Angela D. Trimble, Principal / Owner at TrustPoint Insurance & Real Estate as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. She is being recognized with this prestigious distinction for her leadership in property and casualty insurance and real estate services. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 400 Local Chapters. (more...)

National Association of Professional Women Announces Laurie Cantileno, Client Solutions Manager at Cisco Systems, a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

NAPW honors Laurie Cantileno, Client Solutions Manager at Cisco Systems as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year for leadership in business with this prestigious distinction. (more...)

National Association of Professional Women Announces Vanessa Kahlon, Family Interventionist Specialist, Kahlon Family Services, as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

NAPW honors Vanessa Kahlon, of Kahlon Family Services as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. She is being recognized with this prestigious distinction for her leadership in behavioral support. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present AN EVENING WITH RITA RUDNER AND HER NEW DRESS, 5/31-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Laguna Playhouse will present the return of Rita Rudner who will be performing her award-winning solo comedy, AN EVENING WITH RITA RUDNER and her new dress, for two performances only, Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Fulton Theatre's THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Opens 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Over fifty years ago, a bespectacled kid from Lubbock, Texas changed the face of popular music. Buddy Holly's meteoric rise to stardom was cut short when at the age of just 22 he died tragically in a plane crash. Fulton Theatre's production of Buddy-The Buddy Holly Story tells the tale of the three years in which he became the world's top recording artist. (more...)

National Association of Professional Women Announces Deborah K. Mayfield, Business Manager at Balfour Beatty Communities, as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

NAPW honors Deborah K. Mayfield as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. She is being recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in business management. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 400 Local Chapters. (more...)

Scoop: THE TODAY SHOW on NBC - Week of April 14, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 14, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE TODAY SHOW, airing on NBC on for the week of April 14, 2014! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/1- Debbie Reynolds
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2014

Happy Birthday Debbie Reynolds! Reynolds regularly appeared in movie musicals during the 1950s and had several hit records during the period. Perhaps her most high-profile film role was in Singin' in the Rain (1952) as Kathy Selden. On Broadway, Reynolds has starred in such shows as Irene, Debbie, and Woman of the Year. Reynolds appeared in her West End show Debbie Reynolds: Alive and Fabulous (more...)

National Association of Professional Women Announces Beth Epperson, Manager, Quality Assurance and Change Management at CoreLogic, as a 2014 VIP Woman of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

NAPW honors Beth Epperson as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year for leadership with this prestigious distinction. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 400 Local Chapters. (more...)

National Association of Professional Women Announces Beth Epperson, Manager, Quality Assurance and Change Management at CoreLogic, as a 2014 VIP Woman of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

NAPW honors Beth Epperson as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year for leadership with this prestigious distinction. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 400 Local Chapters. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - CASA VALENTINA, Vanessa Williams in AFTER MIDNIGHT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 1, 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: CASA VALENTINA and THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN begin previews on Broadway tonight, Vanessa Williams joins AFTER MIDNIGHT and more! (more...)

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