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The Cheesy Cheetos 'Unicorn' Takes Home the Top Spot in the Cheetos Museum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2017

The votes are in! Cheetos, one of the flagship brands from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, has found it's very own Unicorn awarding the mythical submission aptly named "Unicorn", the grand prize winner in the 2017 Cheetos Museum search for the most magnificent Cheetos shape. Thousands of fans voted to name this year's winning shape deciding between Unicorn and the Flamin' Hot "Seahorse". Cheetos, sparing no expense when it comes to imaginative Cheetos shapes, will award the winner with $50,000 for the outstanding find. The fabled Cheesy Cheetos shape is also earning a place in artistic history as permanent part of the famous Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium's family of oddities. (more...)

AMP ENERGY Reimagines Energy with Shift to Organic Energy Drinks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2017

For the past 16 years, AMP ENERGY has delivered great-tasting energy drinks and is proud to announce a new organic energy drink lineup - AMP ENERGY® Organic - for consumers who want the energy boost and great taste of AMP ENERGY, but with simpler, organic ingredients. (more...)

Smoking Apples presents IN OUR HANDS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The tale of a humble fisherman as he fights against the tangled nets of legislation, quota and big corporations and finds salvation in sardines. UK TOUR: 13th September to 13th October (more...)

AMP ENERGY' Reimagines Energy with Shift to Organic Energy Drinks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2017

For the past 16 years, AMP ENERGY has delivered great-tasting energy drinks and is proud to announce a new organic energy drink lineup AMP ENERGY Organic for consumers who want the energy boost and great taste of AMP ENERGY, but with simpler, organic ingredients. The new "Organically Unstoppable" products feature the familiar boost of energy and delicious flavors fans have come to expect from AMP ENERGY, now formulated with organic ingredients. AMP ENERGY Organic will launch with four refreshingly delicious flavors, available exclusively at 7-Eleven stores nationwide starting August 28. (more...)

Bloolips, The Colorado Sisters, Laura Ortman and More Join Spiderwoman's 40th Anniversary Celebration at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

A number of prominent names from the alternative and avant-garde theatre worlds have been added to the roster of the 40th anniversary benefit for Spiderwoman Theater at La MaMa on Tuesday September 19. (more...)

Phillip Brandon Debuts at The Colony Theatre in Burbank
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Springing forth following eight years of tours as 'Narrator' with platinum selling rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra to a feature role in the life story of Gospel legend BeBe Winans, 'Born For This: The Musical,' Los Angeles native singer-songwriter-actor Phillip Brandon now proudly unveils his debut CD, 'The Story Begins,' via a spectacular live launch performance Thursday, October 12 at The Colony Theatre in Burbank, California. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Revisits ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final production in the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, music by Burton Lane, book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and based on the book Berkeley Square by John L. Balderston with direction by Lili-Anne Brown, musical direction by Andra Velis Simon and starring Sharriese Hamilton and Karl Hamilton. Porchlight Revisits On a Clear Day You Can See Forever is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, May 9 through Thursday, May 11 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Marry Me a Little (previews begin Friday, April 14) at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets are $35. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Weber that discusses that evening's production including the show's creative history, backstage gossip and the state of the art on Broadway that season. Single tickets are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252. (more...)

Grand Illusionist David Goldrake To Unveil All-New 'Imaginarium' Show At Tropicana Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Award-winning grand illusionist David Goldrake has announced a Las Vegas residency at Tropicana Las Vegas, set to debut summer 2017. The magician, known as 'The International Man of Mystery' will soon defy the laws of time and physics in front of spectators' very eyes with David Goldrake 'Imaginarium' inside Tropicana Theater. (more...)

Lemon Lemon Arrives Just In Time For Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

With summer days just around the corner, LEMON LEMON, a new sparkling lemonade from PepsiCo, is available in stores across the country, offering a refreshing way to enjoy the warmest months of the year. LEMON LEMON includes a mix of lemon juice, bubbles and a touch of sweetness, available in three flavors Original, Blackberry and Peach. At just 70-calories per 12-oz. can it is a bubbly reminder to take time out from your busy daily routine. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 29, 2017
by - May 29, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Lipton' Partners With Food Network Star And The Series Co-Host, Chef Bobby Flay To Celebrate Summer Mealtime Moments
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

This summer Lipton is inspiring people to turn everyday ordinary meals into memorable Lipton meals through a partnership with Food Network Star and the series' co-host and mentor, chef Bobby Flay. (more...)

Pepsi' Turns Up The Heat This Summer With Release Of Limited-Edition Pepsi Fire
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Pepsi is encouraging fans to "Get It While It's Hot" with the launch of its newest limited-edition beverage, Pepsi Fire. Beginning May 22, Pepsi Fire the refreshing cola with a cinnamon flavored twist will be available in stores nationwide for an eight-week period. (more...)

Queer|Art Announces Mentors for 2017-18 Program Cycle
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Queer|Art has announced the new Mentors for the 2017-2018 program cycle of Queer|Art|Mentorship. Applications open June 1st. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed 5/12 - HEDWIG and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed 5/12 - HEDWIG and More! (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of Porchlight's Revisited ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final production in the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, music by Burton Lane, book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and based on the book Berkeley Square by John L. Balderston with direction by Lili-Anne Brown, musical direction by Andra Velis Simon and starring Sharriese Hamilton and Karl Hamilton. Porchlight Revisits On a Clear Day You Can See Forever is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, May 9 through Thursday, May 11 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Marry Me a Little (previews begin Friday, April 14) at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets are $35. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Weber that discusses that evening's production including the show's creative history, backstage gossip and the state of the art on Broadway that season. Single tickets are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252. (more...)

ESPN Events Secures Dates & Times for 2017 Bowl Games
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2017

ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, has locked in the dates, times and networks for each of the company's 13 owned and operated bowl games for the 2017 season. (more...)

2017 PEN World Voices International Play Festival Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The 2017 PEN World Voices International Play Festival begins today. (more...)

Michael McDonald with Special Guest Marc Cohn coming to DPAC on October 24, 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Five-time Grammy Award winning vocalist and acclaimed singer/songwriter Michael McDonald's new release Wide Open, his first album of new music in nearly a decade, is coming September 15 via BMG. The record features special guests including Warren Haynes, Robben Ford, Marcus Miller and Branford Marsalis. (more...)

Michael McDonald Returns with First New Music in Nearly a Decade
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Five-time Grammy Award winning vocalist and acclaimed singer/songwriter Michael McDonald's new release Wide Open, his first album of new music in nearly a decade, is coming September 15 via BMG. The record features special guests including Warren Haynes, Robben Ford, Marcus Miller and Branford Marsalis. (more...)

Cheetos And Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Bring An Unbelievable Cheetos Museum To Life
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Will Cheetos shaped like a Flamin' Hot Croissant or a Cheesy Pineapple become the next famous piece of Cheetos art this summer? Cheetos, one of the flagship brands from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, is again asking America what they see in their Cheetos to find the most sought-after Cheetos works of art for the official Cheetos Museum, www.CheetosMuseum.com. (more...)

First Look: PBS Premieres WEEKEND IN HAVANA WITH GEOFFREY BAER, 7/18
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Produced by WTTW Chicago, directed by Leo Eaton, co-written by Eaton and Geoffrey Baer, and produced by Donn Rogosin, Dan Soles and Hugo Perez, WEEKEND IN HAVANA WITH GEOFFREY BAER premieres Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 8:00-9:00 p.m. (more...)

Songhoy Blues Team with NPR and Tidal to Release Video for 'Bamako'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Today, Songhoy Blues have teamed up with NPR and global music and entertainment platform, Tidal, to release the video for “Bamako,” from their upcoming album, Résistance (more...)

BWW Interview: Ebi Shankara of TROPICANA at Capitol Theatre
by Mathilda Chua - Jun 26, 2017

Ebi Shankara is an actor, host and all around Arts advocate based in Singapore. Ebi holds both a diploma in Theatre and a First Class BA (Hons) in theatre arts from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), the latter was which obtained in NAFA's partnership with East-15 Acting School at the University of Essex. Besides being a familiar face on local television, along with his numerous hosting gigs, Ebi is also the artistic director of the Ravindran Drama Group Company, a local Theatre company that specializes in creating unique and dynamic Indian Theatre. He recently closed a successful run of Tropicana, a musical about nightlife in 1960s Singapore. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse presents the First Show of 2017-2018 & 98th Season: HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

GOOD MORNING, LAGUNA BEACH!  Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 98th season with the effervescent musical, HAIRSPRAY, book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, musical direction by Michael Ferrara and directed and choreographed by Paula Hammons Sloan. "We are opening our season with just the perfect show for a Laguna Beach Summer," comments Laguna Playhouse Executive Director Ellen Richard.  Adds Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham "We welcome Paula Hammons Sloan and the "nicest kids in town" back to our stage for this nostalgic musical confection. Talent abounds on our stage this Summer!"  HAIRSPRAY will begin previews on Wednesday, July 5; will open on Sunday, July 9 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Comic Sunda Croonquist to Bring 'Straightjacket Comedy Tour' to The Tropicana Las Vegas 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Actress / comedian/ television personality  Sunda Croonquist  serves her flavorful,  hilarious 'kosher soul food'  live at the Tropicana Las Vegas  Laugh Factory  (3801 S. Las Vegas Blvd)  on Friday, June 23rd @ 6:30pm.   (more...)

Larger Than Life: The Ultimate Boy Band Tribute Show to Play Tin Roof Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2017

The Larger Than Life band, the Ultimate Boyband Tribute Show bringing you back the hits of artists the likes of Backstreet Boys, New Kids On The Block, 'N Sync and 98 Degrees! (more...)

*NSYNC's Joey Fatone and the Ultimate Boy Band Tribute Show LARGER THAN LIFE Team Up for '90s Night
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2017

Larger Than Life: The Ultimate Boy Band Tribute Show is performing at Mulcahy's Pub in Wantagh on July 21st with special guest Joey Fatone of *NSYNC! This is a fun '90s night you don't want to miss! (more...)

World Class Circus And Street Art Performers Set To Liven Up Seaside Towns Around England
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Year two of Arts Council England funded initiative seeking to boost local pride and increase visitor numbers in seaside resorts. (more...)

Requardt & Rosenberg's DEADCLUB and More Set for Fuel Theatre's Autumn 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Fuel and The Place have partnered up to present a brand-new show from Requardt & Rosenberg, the theatremakers behind outdoor dance extravaganzas The Roof, Electric Hotel and Motor Show. (more...)

EnduroCross Motorcycle Race Comes to Orleans Arena 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

EnduroCross, the toughest and most extreme indoor off-road race in the world, returns to Orleans Arena on Saturday, Aug. 19. The nation's top motorcycle racers will compete on a custom track filled with obstacles, including rocks, boulders, logs, sand, mud, giant tires and a water crossing. This year, riders must endure the challenges of the new "No Joke Lane" to be eligible to win the race. Also new this year is expert riders will hold free riding lessons for kids ages 9-11 on a special riding pit zone on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Kids who participate in the free riding experience will also receive a free child's ticket to the evening race. (more...)

Arturo O'Farrill & Chucho Valdes Announce New Album 'Familia: Tribute to Bebo & Chico'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Familia: Tribute to Bebo & Chico brings together two of the influential families in Afro-Cuban music in a celebration of their late patriarchs: pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader Bebo Valdés and composer, arranger and bandleader 'Chico' O´Farrill. (more...)

Soho Rep. to Return to Walker Street with Two World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Soho Rep. has announced its 2017-18 season, which marks the return of the beloved New York City theater to the Lower Manhattan storefront it has called home for over 25 years. (more...)

Ruffles Introduces 'Chips & Sips' - The Ultimate Summer Pairing Guide For Ice Cold Beers and Your Favorite Ridged Chips
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2017

With summer in full swing, everyone's minds are on long weekends, half-day Fridays and beach vacations. Ruffles Brand Potato Chips, one of the marquee brands from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, knows that summer activities aren't complete without your favorite snacks and swigs. To make sure fans have chips and beverages covered, Ruffles has partnered with national and local craft breweries nationwide to create the ultimate "Chips & Sips" pairing guide. From pale ales and spice to lagers and tang, these one-of-a-kind beer pairings feature everything fans love about Ruffles and brews, taking summer fun and flavorful combinations to new heights. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Ellen McDougall's Inaugural Production As Artistic Director THE UNKNOWN ISLAND at Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Ellen McDougall today announced the full cast for The Unknown Island, her inaugural production of Artistic Director of Gate Theatre.  She directs Jon Foster, Hannah Ringham, Thalissa Teixera and Zubin Varla in the adaptation of Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago's short story which opens on 18 September, with previews from 11 September, running until 7 October.  (more...)

It's True: Parents Count Down Days Until Kids Are Back In School...and Frito-Lay Rewards Them For Surviving The Summer Craze
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

In just a few short weeks, parents will be transitioning from hectic summer schedules to the familiar routine of the school year much to the chagrin of parents nationwide. While summer is often thought of as a vacation and time to relax, it's not always a picnic for parents. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Announces Extension of HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce that the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 97th season, their smash-hit, critically-acclaimed musical, HAIRSPRAY, book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, musical direction by Michael Ferrara, directed and choreographed by Paula Hammons Sloan is EXTENDING through SATURDAY, AUGUST 5th at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson Redefines Taste in the MasterCraft Series-An Original Web Series from PURE LEAF TEA HOUSE COLLECTION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson has partnered with Pure Leaf Tea House Collection to create a new, original web series launching on PureLeaf.com. 'MasterCraft Series' is inspired by the expertise, craftsmanship and elevated taste experience of Pure Leaf Tea House Collection. (more...)

Crispy Taco, Everything Bagel With Cream Cheese And Fried Green Tomato Chips Will Have You Saying: 'It Tastes Just Like The Real Thing!'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Get your taste buds ready because three of America's favorite dishes are about to be transformed into Lay's newest potato chips for your snacking pleasure. After crunching through millions of fan submissions, Lay's, one of the marquee brands from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay announced today the three finalist flavors of the "Do Us a Flavor" contest. The three flavors: Lay's Crispy Taco, Lay's Kettle Cooked Everything Bagel with Cream Cheese and Lay's Wavy Fried Green Tomato will be available in stores nationwide later this month and America's vote will ultimately decide the $1 million grand prize winner. (more...)

FANDOM and PEPSI' Host Inaugural FANDOM Fest During San Diego Comic-Con
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

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Lay's Announces 10 Lucky Semifinalists In Latest 'Do Us A Flavor' Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The submissions are in and your favorite flavor might soon be making its way to the chip aisle. Lay's, one of the marquee brands from PepsiCo's Frito Lay division, today announced it has narrowed its "Do Us a Flavor" contest submissions to 10 semifinalist flavors. Three lucky finalists will see their flavors come to life this summer, and one will be awarded the life-changing $1 million grand prize. (more...)

Doritos Introduces Limited-Edition Blazin' Buffalo Mix - A Bold Combination Of Four Flavors And Shapes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Doritos' new Blazin' Buffalo Mix is a bold combination of four fan-favorite flavors - Chipotle, Cool Ranch, Blue Cheese and Blazin' Buffalo & Ranch in a combination of shapes. Starting now, fans can get their hands on this explosion of hot and spicy flavors that will leave their taste buds feeling truly satisfied. (more...)

Inspired By Fans, Restauranteur Chester Cheetah Serves Up Unique Menu Items With First-Ever Cheetos Restaurant
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

From bagels to sushi, the internet has been abuzz with the outrageous Cheetos-infused recipes going viral and popping up at restaurants around the country. Cheetos, one of the flagship brands from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, is now bringing Cheetos-inspired dishes to life in New York City at The Spotted Cheetah, the first-ever restaurant devoted to all things Cheetos. (more...)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band's 'Lay It On Down' out Today on Concord Records
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Recorded at Echophone Studios in Shepherd's hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana and produced by Shepherd with Marshall Altman (Matt Nathanson, Natasha Bedingfield, Kate Voegele), the album was largely recorded live in the studio to analog tape. (more...)

Times Square Arts to Present WORD ON THE STREET Public Art Protest Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

In partnership with House of Trees, Times Square Arts presents Word on the Street, a public art commission of political and poetic banners created by female artists and writers that speak directly to the urgent, timeless concerns of the individual, the community, and the requirements of citizenry. The exhibition will appear on street pole banners and Bigbelly solar-powered trash and recycling receptacles in Times Square from August 29, 2017 - February 2018. (more...)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band's 'Lay It On Down' Debuts at #1; Out Now on Concord Records
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Lay It On Down, five-time Grammy nominee and critically acclaimed guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd's ninth album, debuts at #1 on Nielsen SoundScan's Top Blues chart, #1 on both the Current Rock Albumschart and Internet Albums chart, #5 on the Top Current Albums chart and #34 on the Top 200. The record is out to critical acclaim on Concord Records. (more...)

GamaSec To Highlight SMB Website Security Services & Data Breach Limited Warranty at WHD.usa
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

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Doritos Rocks Out With 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' for Out-of-this-World Soundtrack Release
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The galactic beats are dropping once moresnackable style. (more...)

AccuFund Honors Its Highest Performing Resellers for the Past Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

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Sheryl Crow Releases Final Instant Download of 'Be Myself'; New Album Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sheryl Crow kicks off a week of events leading up to the release of her brand new studio album Be Myself, on Warner Bros. Records on April 21. (more...)

Sheryl Crow's New Album 'Be Myself' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Be Myself, the new album from singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Sheryl Crow, is out today on Warner Bros. Records and available on Crow's newly re-designed official website. (more...)

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