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The seminal rock-opera of our time, THE WHO'S TOMMY is the classic story of the "deaf, dumb and blind kid" who becomes a media sensation. The first WNY production in nearly two decades, THE WHO'S TOMMY will feature incredible design elements, exhilarating choreography and the iconic score by The Who, which features Top 40 hits such as "Pinball Wizard," "See Me, Feel Me," and "I'm Free." It's an event-musical that you will not want to miss!

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J. Robert Spencer and Erikka Walsh to Star in Staged Reading of BREAKING THE SHAKESPEARE CODE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Sometimes the words we speak become a secret code for what we really feel. Shortly before an audition for her first professional Shakespeare play, gifted and entitled young actor Anna arrives in a college rehearsal hall expecting help from brilliant, bitter acting instructor Curt. When their work together leads to professional success but personal misery, they must decide whether or not to break their Shakespeare code and uncover how they really feel about each other. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces POP Tour Production, #SuperShinySara, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces that its 2017 Performance Outreach Program (POP) Tour production,#SuperShinySara, by Wesley Middleton and staged by acclaimed San Diego director and Moxie Theatre Artistic DirectorDelicia Turner-Sonnenberg (Without Walls Festival 2013's Counterweight), will tour schools throughout San Diego CountyJanuary 30 - March 31, 2017. Commissioned by the Playhouse, this world-premiere play for young audiences will also have four public performances on March 25 & 26, 2017 at 1:00pm and 3:00pm in the Playhouse's Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

Nancy Opel Headlines the World Premiere of CURVY WIDOW: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

North Carolina Stage Company (NC Stage) is excited to announce the cast for the world premiere of CURVY WIDOW: THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

New York, New York: National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the first round of casting for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 26 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute, which features songs from Festival shows you will not get to hear in the 45-minute presentation. (more...)

BWW Review: Pewitt's Star Turn Electrifies Keeton Theatre's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 7, 2016

There's something about Tonya Pewitt, a certain, almost indefinable, something that makes her an ideal musical theater leading lady (perhaps, we admit, that's a dated term in these politically correct times – we are, after all, in the 21st century and the election of the first woman president of the United States seems imminent – but in regard to Ms. Pewitt, we use the term affectionately, respectfully and even reverently), attributes that she has accumulated, if you will, in a lifetime spent as a fan of classic Broadway and film musicals. She's charming and oh-so-engaging, beautifully alive onstage in a way only great musical theater stars can be when the follow spot hits them upon their first entrance. (more...)

Full Cast for RANCHO VIEJO Announced - Mark Blum, Bill Buell and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced complete casting for RANCHO VIEJO, the world premiere of a new play by Dan LeFranc (The Big Meal at Playwrights, Sixty Miles to Silver Lake, In the Labyrinth) and directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Placebo, This at Playwrights; Fool For Love; Bad Jews; 4000 Miles; [sic]).  Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, RANCHO VIEJO will be the third production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season.    (more...)

The Good Life by Joe Hoover @ MITF November 8 - 13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016


La Jolla Playhouse Announces 2017 POP Tour: #SUPERSHINYSARA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces that its 2017 Performance Outreach Program (POP) Tour production, #SuperShinySara, by Wesley Middleton and staged by acclaimed San Diego director and Moxie Theatre Artistic Director Delicia Turner-Sonnenberg (Without Walls Festival 2013's Counterweight), will tour schools throughout San Diego County January 30 - March 31, 2017. Commissioned by the Playhouse, this world-premiere play for young audiences will also have four public performances on March 25 & 26, 2017 at 1:00pm and 3:00pm in the Playhouse's Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

CARRIE THE MUSICAL Rises at Hamilton Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Directed by Robert Devarona, Carrie the Musical will rise at the Hamilton Stage in Rahway, New Jersey starting this Friday.  (more...)

2016 Broadway & Ballet HERO Awards to Honor Donna McKechnie, ABT Star and More; Performers Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

October 24th from 7pm at Stage 48, 605 West 48th Street, HIV HERO will present the third annual HIV HERO Broadway & Ballet HERO Awards. (more...)

Illusion Theater Presents Transatlantic Love Affair's Latest Fringe Hit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

 The acclaimed ensemble, Transatlantic Love Affair (TLA), tackles a dark tale of ambition, revenge and the seedy underbelly of the criminal world in 105 Proof; or, the Killing of Mack 'The Silencer' Klein. In this original tale, set in Prohibition times - the era of the Tommy gun and the speakeasy - a small-time bootlegger discovers the true cost of moonshine. The new work will be on stage November 5-20 at the Illusion Theater, located on the eighth floor of The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave. in downtown Minneapolis. (more...)

Redline Productions Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

After two successful years of operation at the intimate 63-seat Old Fitz Theatre, welcoming more than 32,000 people to 65 different shows, Red Line Productions have planned an even bigger season for 2017. Becoming known as a space which sees actors and creatives making brave and exciting choices and creating high-quality theatre, Red Line Productions has programmed ten main stage plays that will require more fearlessness and honesty from artists and audiences. (more...)

Scoop: GOTHAM on FOX - Monday, October 17, 2016
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Get all the scoop on GOTHAM, airing on FOX on Monday, October 17, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH a Perfect Opener for Mother City's Stylish Gate69
by David Fick - Oct 17, 2016

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Gate69 not only celebrates its queerness but also reminds us that we have our own Hedwigs to celebrate and our own Berlin Walls to conquer. It is the perfect choice to open this stylish new venue in the Mother City. (more...)

BWW Review: Warm and Wistful Comedy Explores Family Bonds
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Oct 17, 2016

Biddeford's City Theater opened its season with a warm, wistful comedy about love and intergenerational relationships in a New Jersey Italian-American family. Joe Di Pietro's 1998 Over the River and Through the Woods is a funny, touching, and often penetrating memoir about ageless conflicts between old and young and the inevitable changes that come in relationships with the changing times. In the City Theater of Biddeford's production, these completely relatable memories come to life with vivid truthfulness. (more...)

Birdland Jazz Club Announces November Schedule, Featuring JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

BWW Preview: Travel Back to DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED With Standing Room Only
by Natalie de la Garza - Oct 14, 2016

It's not easy to pin down Standing Room Only's DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED, the upcoming one-act 'special event' featuring music from the Moody Blues. It's a concert, or is it a cabaret? It's a musical, of the jukebox variety, but it's almost operatic, and a fringe theatre event. It's a journey. However you want to describe it, despite being built around music from 1967, it's definitely more than just nostalgia. (more...)

Photo Coverage: William Finn Honored by Barrington Stage Company at Falsettos
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 14, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director JuliAnne Boyd and Managing Director TriStan Wilson,  hosted its annual New York City Benefit, BSC In NYC last night to celebrate the acclaimed BSC Musical Theatre Lab and honor its co-founder and Artistic Producer William Finn and Broadwayworld was there.  (more...)

'SHOWSTOPPERS!' Book Reminisces About Broadway's Most Remarkable Songs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

SHOWSTOPPERS! The Surprising Backstage Stories of Broadway's Most Remarkable Songs (Chicago Review Press; November 1, 2016) by Gerald Nachman is all about Broadway musicals' most memorable numbers-why they were so effective, how they were created and why they still resonate-told through the memories of the performers, songwriters, directors and choreographers who first built these explosive numbers and lit the fuse. (more...)

Theatre Vets to Hit the Stage for ROCKERS ON BROADWAY: AMERICAN ROCK & ROLL Charity Event
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The Path Fund Inc. has announced the stellar line up of rockers set to perform at the 23rd Annual ROCKERS ON BROADWAY: AMERICAN ROCK & ROLL on Monday, November 14, 2016 at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleeker Street) at 8 p.m. (more...)

DownRiver Actors Guild to Present BONNIE & CLYDE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Passion, crime and a wild ride captures the story of Bonnie and Clyde, two notorious Depression-era criminals with a craving for fame whose saga steals the spotlight at the Downriver Actors Guild. (more...)

Profitect Expands European Footprint With Strategic New Hire, Yonatan Olsha
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016


Broadway Couple Clyde Alves and Robyn Hurder to Go CRAZY FOR YOU at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre brings romance and warmth to Chicago this winter with the song-and-dance extravaganza Crazy for You, featuring music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and book by Ken Ludwig, directed and choreographed by the Jeff Award-nominated director/choreographer Matt Crowle. (more...)

2nd Annual Real To Reel Global Youth Film Festival Presented By Better Youth Once Again A Smashing Success
by Movies News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Filmmakers of the future from across the country, ages 14-23, participated at this year's 2nd Annual Real To Reel Global Youth Film Festival. The festival producers were excited at the results and are working to gear up for next year. The film festival was spearheaded by Better Youth executive director Syd Stewart and 23-year-old program director Johna Rivers, an emancipated foster youth from the community of Watts, California.  (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, October 29, 2016
by TV Scoop - Oct 13, 2016

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, October 29, 2016! (more...)

Jason Odell Williams' CHURCH & STATE Play Gets Readings Before Off-Broadway Debut
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Charlotte Cohn, in association with NewYorkRep and The Telling Company, to present industry readings of Jason Odell Williams' critically acclaimed play Church & State. The readings will take place Sunday October 23rd at 1PM, Monday October 24th at 7PM, and Tuesday October 25th at 1PM at The Cell Theatre (338 W.23rd St.). (more...)

Breaking News: Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole Will Bring the Dueling Divas of WAR PAINT to Broadway in Spring 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

It was the most successful show in the history of Chicago's Goodman Theatre, and very soon, New York will get a taste of it too. (more...)

Irish Rock Act The Stunning Set for Connolly's in Times Square Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The legendary Irish band The Stunning will make its long-awaited return to the U.S. this fall at Connolly's, Club 45, Times Square, NYC on Saturday, November 5th. (more...)

BWW Review: TUDO E JAZZ (And the World Goes 'Round) Pays Tribute To The Great Kander & Ebb Musicals
by Claudio Erlichman - Oct 13, 2016

Tudo E Jazz - Um Tributo Musical a Kander & Ebb (And the World Goes 'Round - the Songs of Kander & Ebb) debuts at Sao Paulo stage. The show, which brings together renowned names in the cast, is a tribute to the great musicals of the duo John Kander & Fred Ebb, successful Broadway composers, responsible for creating Chicago, Cabaret, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and the great musical hit 'New York, New York', immortalized in the voices of Liza Minelli and Frank Sinatra. (more...)

Transgender Actress to Star as 'Bernadette' in PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Pride Films and Plays; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Complete casting and creative team have been announced for Pride Films and Plays' production of the Tony Award-winning musical, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, which will open in January as the company's inaugural production in their two-stage Pride Arts Center. The musical will be performed in The Broadway, the center's 85-seat theatre at 4139 N. Broadway. (more...)

Shows Announced for TUTS' 15th Annual Tommy Tune Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) shares the production titles from the schools participating in the 15th Annual Tommy Tune Awards. The awards this year will be held on April 18, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: This is the Moment For Getting to Know Kelli O'Hara in Her Enchanted Evening
by Gil Kaan - Oct 12, 2016

Any Broadway musical aficionado will be very familiar with the mere mention of Kelli O'Hara. Since landing her first Broadway role in JEKYLL & HYDE in 2000, Kelli has become the go-to staple for strong, three-dimensional women - who just happens to possess the voice of an angel. Long overdue for her Tony Award recognition, her name was called for her role in THE KING & I. (more...)

Tony Winner Michael Cerveris to Teach Montreal Masterclass
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

In The Wings Promotions is bringing two-time Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris to teach an exclusive masterclasses in Montreal on November 11, 2016. (more...)

GameCo, Inc. Expands Management Team and Opens Las Vegas Office
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016


John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey to Return to Cafe Carlyle with THE ARC OF A LOVE AFFAIR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Husband-and-wife duo John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey make their annual fall pilgrimage toCafe Carlyle with an all-new show, The Arc of a Love Affair, November 22-December 1. They return following last year's universally acclaimed show My Generation.  (more...)

Evolution Productions Announces 2016 Panto Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Over the past eleven years family-run pantomime producers, Evolution Productions have built up a reputation for being the UK's number-one creators of bespoke high-quality pantos. The 2016 line up does nothing to disprove this.  The company, which is run by husband and wife team, former TV presenter Paul Hendy and Oxford graduate and former film production manager Emily Wood, will be presenting a festive banquet of seasonal shows across the country from then end of November 2016 to mid-January 2017.  The line up comprises Dick Whttington starring Stephen Mulhern (ITV's Catchphrase, Big Star Little Star) as Billy at The Marlowe in Canterbury, Peter Pan starring Emma Barton (Honey Mitchell - Eastenders) as Tinkerbell and Shaun Williamson(Barry Evans - Eastenders and himself in Extras) at The Hawth in Croydon, Sleeping Beauty at Lichfied Garrick Theatre starring Rebecca Keatley (CBeebies) as Fairy Moonbeam and the great dame himself Sam Rabone as Nurse Nellie, Snow White at The Lyceum Theatre Sheffield starring Wendi Peters (Coronation Street - Cilla Battersby- Brown) and Phil Gallagher(CBeebies - Mister Maker), Snow White at The Alban Arena St Albans starring Rita Simons(Eastenders - Roxy Mitchell) and Ian Kirkby (Dick & Dom In Da Bungalow), Cinderella at Theatre Severn Shrewsbury with panto favourite Brad Pitt and Peter Pan at the Octagon Theatre Yeovill starring supervillain Andrew Fettes as Captain Hook.  (more...)

Jennifer Allen and Steven Blanchard Featured in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID in Seattle; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The 5th Avenue Theatre this holiday season. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Seattle's own Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula andSteven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle. The 5th Avenue's production will go on to play engagements in cities including Orlando, Cincinnati,Atlanta and Louisville, among others. (more...)

Production Underway for Fourth Season of Starz Original Series POWER
by TV News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Starz announced today that production has begun in and around New York, including its home base in Brooklyn's Steiner Studios, for the upcoming fourth season of the STARZ Original hit series, POWER. (more...)

EASTENDERS Star Paul Nicholas to Lead Cambridge Arts Theatre Production of DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Cambridge Arts Theatre is delighted to announce that Eastenders' bad boy, Paul Nicholas will lead the cast of its 2016 family pantomime, Dick Whittington and his Cat.  Fresh from playing on-screen baddie Gavin Sullivan in Eastenders, the BAFTA nominated Just Good Friends star will play the despicable and cunning baddie King Rat. With a career spanning over 40 years, including starring roles in Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair and Grease, as well as a successful pop career and many TV and film roles, Paul will be spending Christmas in Cambridge to wreak havoc in true panto style. (more...)

Irish Band Bell X1 Announce Release of Seventh Studio Album, ARMS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Irish band, Bell X1, undoubtedly one of Ireland's most beloved bands release their seventh studio album, ARMS, on October 14, 2016.  Today, the entire album can be heard exclusively through the The Irish Times – Listen HERE who, in their 4/5 star review say the album is, “…another marvellous piece of work from a band that continues to gently, respectfully startle.”  (more...)

SWEAT and PARTY PEOPLE Extend at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that two popular fall shows have extended due to strong demand, with a new block of tickets going on sale Thursday, October 13. (more...)

FSCJ Artist Series to Welcome The Glenn Miller Orchestra This January
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The Glenn Miller Orchestra plays at the FSCJ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts on Florida State College at Jacksonville's South Campus (11901 Beach Blvd.) on Thursday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m. for one performance only. (more...)

Broadway Vets Headed to D.C. for American Pops Orchestra's 'I'LL BE SEEING YOU'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will open their all-star 2016-2017 season with I'll Be Seeing You: A World War II Love Story on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

From October 21 - November 20, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England Premiere of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, a bold new musical by Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb about a sensational true story that changed American history.  (more...)

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch Presents AGATHA CHRISTIE'S PARTNERS IN CRIME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

1920s London. Home from the War, flat-broke and unemployed, our twenty-something heroes Tommy and Tuppence embark on a daring business scheme: 'The Young Adventurers Limited'… willing to go anywhere, willing to do anything. No unreasonable offer refused. But their first assignment plunges them into more danger than they ever imagined as they quickly find themselves sucked into a perilous world of political intrigue, criminal conspiracy, murder and mayhem. Loyal, pragmatic Tommy is the perfect foil for pretty, plucky Tuppence, a whirlwind of infectious exuberance. Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime follows the fortunes of this adorable intrepid twosome - the well-known recurring characters in Christie's novels and short stories. (more...)

Lakewood Theatre Company Presents the Musical TENDERLOIN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

The Lost Treasures Collection, a series of rarely performed musical gems, is back for a seventh season at Lakewood Theatre Company. This year three musicals featuring the theme 'New York, New York' will be presented in a concert/cabaret style. The first offering, Tenderloin will have only 3 performances: Friday, October 21 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, October 22 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Performances are on Lakewood's Side Door stage at Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego, Oregon. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway Choreographer Larry Fuller Talks Career and Being Celebrated by Dancers Over 40
by Bob Rizzo - Oct 10, 2016

Choreographer Larry Fuller is responsible for the staging of some of Broadway's most iconic musicals. Whether it was his Tony Award nominated dances in Evita, or his staging for the murderous Sondheim musical Sweeney Todd, his stylized movement always held your attention. Larry has staged both the Tony Awards and the Emmy Awards and has worked numerous times with legendary Broadway director Hal Prince. (more...)

THE WHO'S TOMMY to Rock Point Park's Conservatory Theatre Company Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company will open the 2016-2017 season with the Tony Award winning musical, The Who's Tommy. Based on one of the most iconic rock albums of all time, it is the inspiring story of a deaf, dumb, blind, pinball-playing kid who overcomes long odds to triumph. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Broadway Method Academy's THE MUSIC MAN
by Stage Tube - Oct 10, 2016

Broadway Method Academy, a musical theater program that recently opened a new studio in downtown Fairfield, presented the classic American musical, The Music Man. The non-profit organization's mission is connecting the stars of today with the stars of tomorrow, and this production welcomed to the company Broadway actors Grady Long (The Audience, starring Helen Mirren) and Stephanie Jae Park (The King and I, Cinderella, War Paint). The Music Man played Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts October 8-9. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Scoop: LUCIFER on FOX - Monday, October 10, 2016
by TV Scoop - Oct 10, 2016

Get all the scoop on LUCIFER , airing on FOX on Monday, October 10, 2016! (more...)

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