Black Ensemble Theater to Kick Off Inaugural International Theater Festival, 6/23by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013
Black Ensemble Theater (BE) is proud to announce the first annual International Theater Festival, June 23-August 2013. The Festival, at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street, will use various cultural arts to explore the global impact of racism and how its ramifications across the globe relate to the fight at home. (more...)
Complete: Priceline.com and KAYAK Finalize Mergerby BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013
Priceline.com Incorporated (PCLN) ('priceline.com') and KAYAK Software Corporation (KYAK) ('KAYAK') today announced the successful completion of the acquisition of KAYAK by priceline.com. In accordance with the terms of the transaction as previously announced, KAYAK merged with and into a wholly-owned subsidiary of priceline.com. Priceline.com paid approximately $522.4 million in cash and issued approximately 1,519,717 shares of common stock in connection with the merger, in addition to assuming outstanding KAYAK stock options.
Milestone for Aloft Hotels as Ten Thousand Guests Choose Not to Check in Traditionallyby BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013
Aloft Hotels, the game-changing "different by design" brand from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), has reached a milestone 10,000 users of its industry-leading Smart Check-In Program, the brand announced today.
Insomniac Electric Daisy Carnival and More Highlight Las Vegas' Summer 2013 Festival Sceneby BWW News Desk - May 20, 2013
Summer is quickly approaching, and Las Vegas, the world's top destination for entertainment, offers nothing short of the best concerts and shows. With performances from country superstar Brad Paisley and multi-platinum rock band Journey to hosting one of the largest electronic dance music festivals in the country, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), Las Vegas has something for music lovers of all genres. (more...)
BWW Interviews: Randy Graff to Present Master Class in Torontoby Kelly Cameron - May 20, 2013
Randy Graff, who originated the role of Fantine in Les Miserables on Broadway, is coming to Toronto to conduct an exciting master class this December. Known for her story-telling through song, Randy will focus on teaching that unique ability to her students. She sat down with BWW to talk about her career, the benefits of the master class and her Les Miserables experience. (more...)
Laura Benanti, Frances Ruffelle and More Set for 54 Below, Now thru 6/1by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2013
Coming up at 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. 54 Below also launched its series of late night events. Joining Tuesday nights' popular "Backstage" with Susie Mosher is the "54 Piano Bar," a new vocal competition - 'The Callback," and more, including: stage and television star Laura Benanti, High Fidelity in Concert, WGBO Jazz Series: Karrin Allyson Quartet, Tony winner Frances Ruffelle, Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band, Sondheim Unplugged and Simply Streisand. (more...)
VIDEO: First Look - Syfy's New Game Show EXITby TV News Desk - May 20, 2013
Syfy has just unveiled a new promo for its upcoming game show, EXIT, set to premiere on Tuesday, June 4 at 10/9c. Check out a first look below! (more...)
Truth & Salvage Co. to Host APPALACHIAN HILLTOP FAMILY REUNION in Ohio, 7/6by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2013
Scott Kinnebrew (guitars/lap steel/mandolin/vocals), Tim Jones (guitars/vocals), Walker Young (piano/organ/accordion/vocals), Adam Grace (organ/piano/Wurlitzer/additional background vocals) Bill “Smitty” Smith (drums/percussion/vocals), and Dean Moore (bass/additional background vocals)--are hosting the first annual APPALACHIAN HILLTOP FAMILY REUNION Saturday, July 6 in “Smitty's” Wellston, OH hometown to benefit the Wellston High School Marching Band. Guaranteed to be on the set list is “Appalachian Hilltop,” which arrives at radio June 11 as the first single from the band's second album PICK ME UP (Megaforce/Sony RED) out July 23. (more...)
CONFIRMED: DOCTOR WHO Renewed for 8th Seasonby TV News Desk - May 20, 2013
BBC announced this weekend that it had renewed Doctor Who for another outing, following the first part of the seventh season finale on Saturday night. The network had hinted at a pick-up earlier this year, but had yet to confirm the news. (more...)
BWW Interviews: Deborah Boily Talks Cabaret, Career, and Concertby David Clarke - May 19, 2013
Deborah Boily is preparing for her cabaret performance of DEBORAH BOILY - ONE NIGHT ONLY. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Hampton Theater's HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVESby BWW News Desk - May 19, 2013
Three couples, an indiscretion, a cover-up, accusations and crumbling alibis on overlapping sets all lead to confusion and uproarious comedy in the Hampton Theatre Company's revival of Alan Ayckbourn's 'How The Other Half Loves,' opening on May 23 for a three-week run in Quogue. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)
39th Annual Jazz Record Collectors Bash Set for Iselin, NJ, 6/21-22by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2013
The 39th Annual Jazz Record Collectors Bash will be held June 21-22, 2013 at the Hilton Woodbridge Iselin, NJ, featuring 78s, LPs, CDs & memorabilia. (more...)
No Name to Welcome The Summer Replacements and Comic Liam McEneaney, 5/31by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2013
No Name' Comedy and Variety Show house band THE SUMMER REPLACEMENTS will bring their mix of old school R & B and rock and comedian Liam McEneaney (Comedy Central's 'Premium Blend'), will bring the laughs to Brooklyn's Williamsburg Music Center (WMC) at a special show on Friday, May 31st. (more...)
New JW Marriott Houston Downtown Hotel Set to Open in Spring 2014 by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2013
Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Pearl Hospitality, the developer of the new JW Marriott Houston Downtown Hotel, announced today the building is undergoing renovations and will be open for business in Spring of 2014. The conversion of the historic Samuel F. Carter Building at 806 Main St. will support downtown growth, preserve a historic asset and provide much-needed hotel Rooms while furthering Houston as a tourist and convention destination.
ROOMS: A ROCK ROMANCE Begins 7/6 at Broken Nose Theatreby BWW News Desk - May 17, 2013
Broken Nose Theatre (BNT) will present the Chicago premiere of Rooms: a rock romance, a new musical by Paul Scott Goodman and Miriam Gordon, in Collaboraction's Pentagon space in the Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N Milwaukee Ave, July 6 -August 11. Directed by Broken Nose Artistic Director Benjamin Brownson (My First Time) and with music direction by Austin Cook (Putting it Together, Some Enchanted Evening), Rooms a rock romance runs Thursdays-Sundays at 8 p.m. Preview performances are from July 6 to July 13, with Opening Night on Sunday, July 14 at 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $15-$30 and are available online at www.brokennosetheatre.com. (more...)
Courtyard Miami Aventura Mall Debuts $2 Million, 5 Month Renovationby BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013
Spring is all about renewal, and the Courtyard Miami Aventura Mall has taken that to a whole new level. After more than $2 million and five months, the hotel near Fort Lauderdale debuted its new look, offering guests a more modern, stylish stay.
Will.I.Am & Justin Bieber Among Collaborations Announced for BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDSby TV News Desk - May 16, 2013
A star-studded lineup of the world's top-selling artists will come together to perform their biggest hits on “The 2013 Billboard Music Awards.” (more...)
Detroit's Marriott at the Renaissance Center Offering Special Summer Ratesby BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, a convenient downtown Detroit, MI, hotel, is offering stunning rates for the city's premier summer events.
Celebrate Gay Pride Month at Des Moines Marriott Downtown and Enjoy a Romantic Getaway for Twoby BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013
As the only TAG Approved Des Moines hotel, Des Moines Marriott Downtown is offering unforgettable rates for couples looking to visit the city for Gay Pride Month and Pridefest. Held on the second weekend in June every summer, Pridefest hosts an array of community exhibits and musical guests, as well as a vibrant street party and parade.
New York Theatre Ballet Presents DANCE ON A SHOESTRING, 5/17-18by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013
New York Theatre Ballet presents Dance on a Shoestring on Friday, May 17, 2013 andSaturday, May 18, at 7pm at The Dance Gallery, 30 East 31st Street, 5th Floor, NYC. Tickets are $15 and must be paid via cash or check at the door. Please reserve your seats in advance by registering at www.nytb.org. (more...)
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