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BWW Reviews: Strand's BUTLER Astonishes Audiences at Peninsula Players Theatre
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Aug 22, 2014

Astonished. Demanded. Surprised. These few simple words ignite the provocative action in Peninsula Players Theatre Midwest premiere of Richard Strand's equally enthralling BUTLER. Staged in Fish Creek at the company's theatrical home along the Green Bay shores, the captivating civil war drama focuses on these words in the opening moments of the two act production, an intriguing catalyst that reveals itself by the final scenes of this entertaining and exceptional play. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre To Present Sam Shepard Classics Through 09/24-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The Cygnet Theatre will be presenting a couple of Sam Shepard classics, including 'Fool for Love' and 'True West.' (more...)

GemTree Cellar Flat To Present MALE; REAL/IDEAL From 09/7-09/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Katherine Coppock's 'Male; Real/Ideal' will be on display at the GemTree Cellar Flat from September 7th through the 29th. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Robert Clohessy!
by Ken Womble - Aug 22, 2014

Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). To celebrate the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from Robert Clohessy! (more...)

Finborough Scales Back THE WALLACE to Staged Reading, Sept 15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Finborough Theatre regrets that, due to funding issues, they have had to cancel the planned full production of The Wallace. Instead, Finborough will be presenting a staged reading of the play for one performance only on Monday, 15 September 2014 at 7.30pm. (more...)

Comix At Foxwoods to Present THE DAILY SHOW'S Lewis Black
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

'The Daily Show's' Lewis Black will be doing a one-night-only performance at the Grand Theatre in Fox Woods. (more...)

VIDEO: Intergalactix Releases 'Tuesday' Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Hailing from Australia, multi-instrumentalist production duo Intergalactix just released their highly anticipated debut EP, IWSOM (now available for sale on iTunes): a rich & melodic electro-indie record that propels the listener deep into otherworldly dimensions where futuristic-synth-visions reign supreme. Click below to watch the video! (more...)

Paula Poundstone to Return to The Orleans Showroom, 9/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Comedian, actress, author, mother and cat-lover Paula Poundstone will return to The Orleans Showroom September 26-27, bringing her wry observational humor and a fresh stand-up act. (more...)

Arizona Citizens for the Arts Joins 3-Year Initiative to Advance State Arts Education Policy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Arizona is among ten states selected to join Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, to administer a three-year pilot program to expand policy support for local arts education and access to arts program and instruction in Arizona schools. (more...)

Illusionist Jay Owenhouse Coming to Orpheum Theater, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The phenomenal touring Owenhouse show "Dare to Believe" breaks new ground across the nation with a brand new, elaborate stage show. A mind- boggling, spell-binding experience that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Jay's new show is a theatrical event where audiences not only witness the magic, they experience it! Audience members float in mid-air, get sawed in half, and predict the future. The show features Jay's new Bengal tigers: Shekinah?a stunning royal white tiger, and her sister Sheena?a beautiful orange Bengal. (more...)

Photo Flash: First look- Cole Theatre's ECSTASY, 8/21-9/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The newly formed Equity Cole Theatre presents its inaugural production, Mike Leigh's Ecstasy, running August 21-September 28 in Old Town. An intensely naturalistic and darkly comic portrait of gloom and joy, violence and romance, Ecstasy is the story of six sharply drawn characters and their struggle against despair one evening in a run-down London flat. (more...)

BWW Profile: Mark Ruffalo Emmy Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Jennifer McHugh - Aug 22, 2014

Mark Ruffalo first burst onto the scene in the critical darling, YOU CAN COUNT ON ME in 2000. With his first major role, he was on every critic's must-watch list immediately. Since then, he's never stopped Working. 'The Normal Heart' is Ruffalo's first major role on television, and clearly the Emmy community, along with the rest of us, stood up and took notice. His 2014 Emmy nomination is yet another addition to his length list of past nominations in a career that spans nearly two decades. (more...)

James Bishop Releases Fourth Book 'b1tM0NK'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

James Bishop, author of A Way in the Wilderness, Rocket Man, and The Dissident, has released his next novel about computer hackers, b1tM0NK (pronounced 'bitmonk'). In a world where curiosity and wonder are stifled in the name of greater security, and the Sabet Computer Corporation dominates the industry, an unlikely hero emerges. Michael discovers a secret that his grandfather left for him, and as he delves deeper and deeper into the mysterious gift, he is drawn into a world of technology he never imagined. With the help of Atilla, an artificial intelligence training system, Michael battles for freedom of information, open-source operating systems, and curiosity. James Bishop's fourth book, b1tM0NK, imagines a world where our current technology and legal system could take us, and warns us of the pitfalls of exchanging freedom for security. While hackers around the world are being criminalized, James Bishop imagines a world in which the hacker is the hero. A long-time champion of open-source software and computing, James draws from his decades of experience Working in artificial intelligence and computer programming to tackle some of today's most controversial issues surrounding the hacking culture. Mr. Bishop's b1tM0NK is written for the hacker and for those who yearn to understand the hacker culture. For more information, contact R. Mannex at 707-322-2321 or by e-mail at russ@mannex.com. (more...)

Chris Birdy Releases "The Girl in Black Pajamas"
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Chris Birdy is proud to announce the release of her novel, 'The Girl in Black Pajamas.' The intriguing book video trailer for 'The Girl in Black Pajamas' was revealed today on DGT Book Promotion news. In addition, Birdy shared her insights on the inspiration for 'The Girl in Black Pajamas.' 'The Girl in Black Pajamas' is the second novel in the Pajama series. The mystery fiction novel takes the reader on adventure through an attempted murder, hacking schemes, a man fearing the possibility of prison, family issues and more. The official book video trailer for 'The Girl in Black Pajamas' can be viewed on YouTube. About The Book R&B Investigations is under attack. Their employee is shot in the back as he enters the building, and a hacker is trying to compromise their secure network. While the Boston police investigate the shooting, Bogie McGruder needs to find the culprit who is trying to put them out of business. Bogie and his partner Rose Jones can't disclose their internet problems to the cops since Bogie is a hacker himself. Bogie McGruder returns to Boston with his four- year-old daughter Isabella. He joins up with Rose Jones' uncle Walter who is fresh for Lompoc Prison. Bogie and Walter strengthen their firewalls while they try to determine who is behind the invasion. As the R&B team hones in on the culprit, they uncover several murders and discover a plot to wipe out the financial institutions in Boston. While Bogie is in Boston, his extended family in Palm Beach becomes enmeshed in a sex scandal that threatens to ruin lives and careers in the Palm Beach Sheriff Office. Feeling like a wishbone about to snap, Bogie tries to handle problems in both cities while Isabella continues her quest for someone to teach her the Five-Point-Palm-Exploding-Heart technique as seen in Kill Bill Volume 2. This tale of murder, revenge and greed takes the reader on a whirlwind trip from Boston to Palm Beach and back. Buckle your seatbelt. Praise for 'The Girl in Black Pajamas': 'This was the most exciting book I've read in a long time. The action starts on page 1 and never stops.'- A reader review About The Author Chris Birdy is the author of the Pajama series. 'The Girl in Black Pajamas' is the second book in the series. Birdy was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduating from high school, she did a four year stint in the Middle East. When Birdy returned to the States, she settled down in the Boston area and became a true Bostonian by collecting college degrees while raising her family. For more than twenty years, Birdy did investigative work for Boston law firms. Being an avid mystery fan made her either fearless or foolhardy while Working in rough neighborhoods and housing projects. Birdy knows how it feels to have a gun stuck to the back of her head and that was in a courtroom. She knows how it feels to have an angry client walk in her office and point a small gun at her saying, 'I want my money!' That was when the author opened her desk drawer, removed a large gun and drew back the slide while aiming it at him. 'Have a seat!' she said. Birdy states 'There is no substitute for experience.' The author lives outside of Boston with her husband and also resides in Palm Beach where they escape to hide from the snow. 'The Girl in Black Pajamas' is published by Createspace and is available online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. To learn more about Chris Birdy and The Girl in Black Pajamas, visit www.chrisbirdy.com. (more...)

Mark Smith Announced as CEO of 24 Hour Fitness
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc. announced that Mark Smith has stepped into his role as Chief Executive Officer. Smith was named CEO when AEA Investors, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and Fitness Capital Partners completed their acquisition of the Company from Forstmann Little & Co. (more...)

World Premiere of Richard Schechner's IMAGINING O Set for 9/10-13 at Peak Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Watch out! Richard Schechner returns, armed with another series of shocks and surprises: the world premiere of "Imagining O" at Peak Performances, September 10-13. Transforming the notoriously erotic French novel "Story of O" into a multi-site, immersive production, the 80 year-old director's most recent work promises to reaffirm Peak's commitment to the ultra and outre challenge, and the director's reputation for creating uncomfortable joy in his audiences. The show opens the Kasser Theater's 10th anniversary season. (more...)

Military Scifi 'A Sword into Darkness' Audiobook Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

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Best-selling Author Mara Purl Returns to the Stage Where Milford-haven Novels First Started, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

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Photo Flash: NYC Parks Unveils Life Rings and Other Water Safety Measures at City Boat Launches
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Following the tragic deaths this summer of two 13-year-old boys in the Bronx River, NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, today announced that NYC Parks has implemented a series of changes at boat launch areas to enhance water safety. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

The Balancing Act on Lifetime Talks Continuing Education While Balancing Work and Family
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Award-winning morning show The Balancing Act on the Lifetime Channel welcomes one of the hottest names in online education with Troy University on Monday, August 25th at 7:00 a.m. (ET/PT). Tune in as The Balancing Act hosts help jump start the day with lively conversation, demonstrations and trusted information to empower a woman's life. Don't miss this featured segment taking center stage on The Balancing Act: - Balancing Work and Family while Continuing Education - with Troy University It's never too late - for people who wish they could go back to school to study that subject that has always interested them - now may be the time. Troy University graduate and professor Dr. Kelli Cleveland joins host Olga Villaverde on set to discuss how adults can balance work and family while pursuing a college education. It doesn't matter if one is going to college for the first time... or returning to school, Troy University has a program that fits each individual need, on campus and online. Dr. Cleveland shares with viewers how Troy's online learning options helped make the process of continuing her education easier. 'I really enjoyed being able to represent Troy on a national platform. Working fulltime and having kids, there was really no way that I could go to class, so the online delivery system made going back to school possible, and the faculty members really understand the needs of adults learners,' said Cleveland. For more information, please visit: http://www.troy.edu/spirit/ About The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television Now in its 6th year, The Balancing Act continues to empower women in all aspects of their lives. The mission at The Balancing Act is simple - the show strives to help today's modern woman balance it all by bringing them positive solutions to enrich and empower them. Entertaining, educational and trusted by women, viewers can tune in to America's premier morning show The Balancing Act on weekday mornings at 7:00 am (ET/PT) airing on Lifetime television. For additional information or to view a segment visit: www.thebalancingact.com For more information regarding O2 Media, Branded Entertainment, Product Placement and TV Brand Integration go to: http://o2mediainc.com/Pages/187/Branded-Entertainment Join the Conversation Like us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/TheBalancingActFans Follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/balancingacttv Watch us on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/thebalancingact (more...)

BWW Reviews: Tony Winner Jennifer Holliday Leads Dazzling BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS Concert
by Michael L. Quintos - Aug 22, 2014

When you've been given the privilege to watch and, of course, listen to legendary Tony winner Jennifer Holliday sing live---in that signature inimitable style---it's practically akin to a religious experience. She is, to put it mildly, still one of the world's most treasured, gifted musical voices. Even more awesome? Holliday served as the finale headliner that capped off an impressive line-up of Broadway stars that included Erich Bergen, Rogelio Douglas, Jr., Danny Gurwin, and Tony nominee Chad Kimball. And the highly entertaining evening---a pleasant mixture of amusing anecdotes and enthralling showtune performances---was hosted by Holliday's Tony nominated DREAMGIRLS co-star, Obba Babatunde. (more...)

Sweet! Candy Crush Saga Launches in China
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

LONDON, STOCKHOLM and BEIJING, August 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

DISH CFO Robert Olson to Retire from DISH Oct. 15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

“Robert is as capable and strategic a CFO as I have ever encountered in my 42 years in business,” said Clayton. “I congratulate Robert on the excellent service he has given DISH over the past five years and for the capable team he has built.” (more...)

Ballet Star Steven Heathcote Rejoins the Australian Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Legendary Australian ballet star Steven Heathcote has returned to The Australian Ballet as the company's newest Ballet Master and Repetiteur. Heathcote's acclaimed ability to bring characters to life is a coup for the company as it prepares for the Australian premiere of La Bayadère, a dramatic story ballet on an epic scale. (more...)

TODAY SHOW Saving a Business that's Being Killed by Kindness
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

NBC's Today Show Main Street Makeover with Martin Lindstrom and Vancouver based Juice Group Advertising breathe new life into a struggling Baltimore corner store. (more...)

Over 100 Presenters to Appear at 2014 Houston Arts Partners Conference, 9/5-6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Over 100 presenters will participate in the fourth annual Houston Arts Partners Conference, to be held on September 5 - 6, 2014, at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. These include not only nationally-known arts leaders like Anthony Brandt, David Eagleman, Nick Rabkin, James Haywood Rolling Jr., and MoveSpeakSpin, but a vast array of arts educators in all fields from the Houston region. (more...)

Steven Spielberg bringing Sci-Fi Film MINORITY REPORT to the Small Screen?
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

According to The Wrap Steven Spielberg is Working on bringing his 2002 sci-fi film 'Minority Report,' which starred Tom Cruise, to television. The series will presumably follow the PreCrime Unit featured in the film. 'Godzilla' writer Max Borenstein will reportedly pen the script, which will be produced by Amblin Television. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Don Pardo
by Walter McBride - Aug 22, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Don Pardo, best known as the announcer for NBC's long-running sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, has passed away earlier this week at the age of 96. (more...)

KORE Customer Receives 2014 M2M Evolution Business Impact Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

“The Business Impact Awards showcase the wealth of opportunity to be found in M2M and IoT technology across a broad range of industries and for a variety of business needs and applications,” said Carl Ford, CEO, Crossfire Media, executive director of content, M2M Evolution. “We were impressed by the amount of innovation from Clear Blue Technologies and we look forward to seeing how these businesses will continue to leverage M2M and IoT in the future.” (more...)

NetDragon Announces Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

HONG KONG, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ NetDragon Websoft Inc. ('NetDragon' or 'the Company') (Hong Kong Stock Code: 777), a leading developer and operator of online games and mobile internet platforms in China, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 ('the Period'). A conference call and webcast is scheduled at 8 p.m. Hong Kong Time on Friday, August 22, 2014 to discuss the results and recent business developments. (more...)

Melissa Joan Hart and Husband Launch Children's Clothing
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Actress Melissa Joan Hart and her husband Mark Wilkerson have teamed up to launch their first ever kids' line, King of Harts. As the parents of three young active sons they were motivated to create a line of cool, functional, and resilient clothing options that could keep up with their frog catching, mud-puddle jumping, tree climbing boys. (more...)

LG Sponsors New International Women's Baseball Tournament
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Aug.22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ LG Electronics, in partnership with the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) and the Women's Baseball Association of Korea (WBAK), will be the title sponsor of the LG Cup International Women's Baseball Tournament 2014, which starts Friday in South Korea. (more...)

Marvin Kernelle Named New Chorus Master of Cape Town Opera
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

This week Cape Town Opera announced the appointment of Marvin Kernelle as the new Cape Town Opera Chorus Master. Kernelle succeeds Albert Horne, who is now Chordirektor & Dirigent at Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Germany. (more...)

LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP Adds Sara Schaefer & Nikki Glaser to Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP continues to bring the best names in comedy to Las Vegas with the announcement of a new show to the all-female comedy series. Hosts of MTV's late night show Nikki & Sara Live, Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer are set to co-headline the Lipshtick stage Friday, Sept. 27. (more...)

Jen Danby in SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN to Play Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, 10/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions proudly present Sharon Tate in Heaven on the West Coast. Making its Los Angeles debut, Sharon Tate in Heaven runs for four performances only at the famed Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, October 9-12. (more...)

Saycon Sengbloh, Joel B. New & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events: (more...)

Faye Tozer to Star in 69 SHADES OF BLACK UK Tour, Launching April 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Steps Star and actress Faye Tozer will return to the stage in the uproariously funny new comedy, 69 SHADES OF BLACK. The show will begin a major national tour in Kilmarnock on Friday 10 April 2015 and then visit over 40 towns and cities around the country. Faye replaces Gail Porter, who had to withdraw due to date clashes. (more...)

Interview with Moss Hart's son, Chris Hart
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Aug 22, 2014

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Scoop: BLUE BLOODS on CBS - Friday, September 12, 2014
by TV Scoop - Aug 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on BLUE BLOODS, airing on CBS on Friday, September 12, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: HAWAII FIVE-0 on CBS - Friday, September 12, 2014
by TV Scoop - Aug 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on HAWAII FIVE-0, airing on CBS on Friday, September 12, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: RECKLESS on CBS - Sunday, September 7, 2014
by TV Scoop - Aug 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on RECKLESS, airing on CBS on Sunday, September 7, 2014! (more...)

Jay Ansill and Christopher Colucci to Perform at People's Light, 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

People's Light & Theatre presents a free one-night only classical concert on Thursday, August 28 at 7:30 pm on the Steinbright Stage. Guest artists Jay Ansill, mandolin and celtic harp and Christopher Colucci, classical guitar will perform an evening of classical works by Bach, Satie and others. (more...)

JD McPherson Comes to the Fox Theatre, 11/12; Tickets on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present JD McPherson at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014. (more...)

Tammy Pescatelli to Perform at Comedy Works Landmark Village, 9/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Comedy Works is pleased to announce that Tammy Pescatelli will perform at Comedy Works South at the Landmark. (more...)

Michael Bilandic's HELLAWARE to Hit Theaters 9/26
by Movies News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

HELLAWARE, written and directed by Michael M. Bilandic and starring Keith Poulson with Sophia Takal, Kate Lyn Sheil and newcomer Brent Butler, will be out theatrically and on VOD via Factory 25 on September 26, 2014. (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: Go ON THE TOWN, To The Greatest Show You've Never Seen
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 21, 2014

When the Marriott Theatre in far north suburban Lincolnshire announced it was mounting a production of the 1944 landmark musical comedy 'On The Town,' most cognoscenti were excited. I mean, this is a show that everyone who takes musical theater seriously has studied, but that few have actually seen. (more...)

Moonlight Stage to Close 34th Season With CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, 9/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Moonlight Stage Productions' 34th summer season comes to a triumphant close with the Southern California Regional Premiere of the Tony Award-nominated musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, based on the hit film of the same name that starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. Performances are September 10 to 27. (more...)

Dani Gal's AS FROM AFAR Video Installation to Premiere 9/12 at The Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The Jewish Museum will present the U.S. premiere of Israeli artist Dani Gal's As from Afar from September 12, 2014 - February 1, 2015. Co-produced by the Jewish Museum, Gal's new installation examines the relationship between Simon Wiesenthal, an architect and Holocaust survivor who devoted his life to hunting Nazi criminals, and Albert Speer, Hitler's chief architect and close confidant. Speer initiated a correspondence with Wiesenthal in 1974 in an effort to accept responsibility for his war crimes. (more...)

Scotiabank BuskerFest Takes Over Toronto This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Scotiabank BuskerFest in support of Epilepsy Toronto kicked off today at noon throughout Toronto's Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood for four wild days of fun for all ages - rain or shine! (more...)

From Cumbersome to Collaborative -- New York Mental Health, Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Treatment Providers Get Partner in Record Standardization
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

“As New York behavioral health and substance use treatment providers move from paper to electronic health records, they can feel confident they're adhering to the requirements of payers and providers,” said Netsmart CEO Mike Valentine. “More importantly, they'll be Working within a framework aimed at improving care for their clients.” (more...)

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