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2009-09-30 14:27:00

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- At a ceremony presided over by State Senator Tom Kean Jr. and Berkeley Heights Mayor David A. Cohen, L'Oreal USA officially opened its New Jersey headquarters at 50 Connell Drive in Connell Corporate Park, Berkeley Heights. This is L'Oreal USA's second corporate headquarters; the first is located in New York City. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090930/NY84673 ) This new state-of-the-art facility, which carries the...

2009-03-12 11:56:00

The HemAway Seat(R) offers relief for sufferers of prolapsed internal hemorrhoids BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- HemAway(R) (www.HemAway.com) announced today the launch of its first FDA-cleared consumer product, the HemAway Seat(R), a painless, non-invasive, discreet, and easy-to-use hemorrhoid treatment device that alleviate the discomfort and agony of prolapsed internal hemorrhoids within minutes of use. Fitted for seamless and discreet installation on most toilet...

2009-03-04 12:54:00

Commercial-Grade Safety System for Small Aircraft Promises New Era of Safety for General Aviation BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Safety Resources (ASR), a pioneer in life-saving emergency-landing systems for small aircraft, today announced it has filed a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a sensor-based Smart Recovery System (SRS) that promises to bring a new level of safety to owners of private aircraft, small commercial jets and helicopters....

2008-11-07 12:00:12

Hollywood's Universal Pictures Friday announced that it has acquired the rights to produce a feature film based on the stage musical "In The Heights." The Tony Award-winning musical's original Broadway producers -- Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller and Jill Furman -- will executive produce and Quiara Alegria Hudes, who wrote the Tony-nominated book for the show, will be writing the screen adaptation for the film. "Set over three days in the upper Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights,...

2008-07-18 12:00:51

By Everett Evans, Houston Chronicle Jul. 17--Broadway's looking back in glory and forward in promise. That's the view from the Great White Way in summer 2008, especially regarding that beleaguered yet beloved art form, the American musical. The 2007-08 season's top triumphs in the musical field -- as reflected in last month's Tony Awards -- are Lincoln Center Theater's definitive revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic South Pacific, winner of seven Tonys including best...

2008-06-26 00:02:20

***  (93m | R) A deft ensemble drama with a hard emotional veracity reflecting the complexity that sexual histories can impose on modern relationships, "Heights" takes place over 24 hours that prove unexpectedly pivotal to each of its of cross-pollinating Manhattan lives. At the center of one of the film's concentric social circles is an aspiring photographer (Elizabeth Banks) stuck in an uncertain engagement to a handsome young lawyer (James Marsden). The other revolves around...

2008-06-22 12:00:21

By Erica Hansen Deseret News I was surprised to hear my CD player playing rap. I looked at it, paused, picked up the case for "In the Heights," the new king of Broadway (winning best musical at Sunday's Tonys), and I quickly began scanning the titles. "This is a musical? ... It's rap ... this isn't music." I felt a little frantic. Then the brass kicked in. Without even thinking, I was moving my hips (at least, trying) and bopping my head, and I had this urge to get up and move. "In the...

2008-06-16 15:00:30

By Frank Rizzo, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jun. 16--'In the Heights," the little musical that began on Wesleyan University's Middletown campus eight years ago and matured at Waterford's O'Neill Theater Center, captured the top prize at the annual Tony Awards Sunday night, honoring the best of the 2007-08 Broadway season. Lin-Manuel Miranda, who as a student in Middletown created the musical based on the Hispanic neighborhood where he grew up in New York's Washington Heights, also won...

2008-06-16 03:00:03

By Lawson Taitte, The Dallas Morning News Jun. 16--There was nary a surprise in sight at the 2008 Tony Awards -- which was great news for the six favored nominees with Dallas connections, all of whom won handily. It was an enchanted evening for the Lincoln Center production of South Pacific. It picked up the most prizes -- seven, including best musical revival -- in Broadway's annual celebration of the best on the Great White Way, held Sunday at Radio City Music Hall. Dallas native...

2008-06-15 15:00:31

By Frank Rizzo, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jun. 15--It wasn't supposed to turn out this way at the Tony Awards. Theater pundits and pros anticipated a battle between the season's two mega-musicals produced by commercial powerhouses: Disney's "The Little Mermaid" and Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein" -- oops, I mean, "The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein," which is how it is officially and egocentrically listed. But Tony nominators, like many critics, snubbed both shows, and...


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