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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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Stage and Screen Vet Lucie Arnaz to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Award-winning star of stage and screen Lucie Arnaz will bring An Intimate Evening with Lucie Arnaz to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, September 16 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, September 17 (7 p.m.). (more...)

Gavin Creel, Karen Olivo, Eden Espinosa & More Will Mentor Students at 2016 Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS (NHSMTA)/JIMMY AWARDS have announced the industry coaches for the eighth annual awards ceremony on Monday, June 27th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Anna Jane Casey Joins Annette Badland & Abigail Matthews for Arion Productions' Masterclasses
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Arion Productions has announced West End leading lady, Anna Jane Casey, as the latest artist to join the line-up of extraordinary performers and industry professionals providing expert 'one day only' training in much-sought-after specialist fields.  These masterclasses take place at Diorama Arts Studios on various Sunday afternoons throughout 2016. (more...)

'LADY DAY' & PECONG Set for Bayou Theatre Company's Third Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Bayou Theatre Company returns with its third season entitled 'The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Exploring the Complexities of Womanhood'. With a season focused on female-centered stories, the season will open with Lanie Robertson's riveting one woman play with music LADY DAY AT THE EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, followed by PECONG by Steve Carter, a resetting of the myth of Medea. (more...)

VIDEO: Walt Disney World's FROZEN EVER AFTER At Epcot's Norway Pavilion
by Michael Dale - Jun 21, 2016

The new attraction features all new special effects, animatronic figures and a special visit with Queen Elsa in her ice palace. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway for Orlando Records 'What the World Needs Now'; Available Now
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The charitable initiative Broadway for Orlando features an all-star roster of theater artists. Below, watch their recording of the new benefit single “What the World Needs Now is Love.' (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/20/2016 - Elly Awards and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 20, 2016

Today's big news: The 6th annual Elly Awards luncheon will honor HAMILTON's Phillipa Soo and more! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner Alice Ripley
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 20, 2016

On Monday, June 20th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley. For the episode, Ripley discusses her work in the recent AMERICAN PSYCHO, why this was the right role to bring her back to Broadway after a nearly five year-break, and why she thinks the show struggled to find an audience. (more...)

NJPAC to Welcome STYX This September
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Styx. From over four decades of chart hits, joyous singalongs and hard-driving deep cuts: 'Renegade,' 'Come Sail Away,' 'Blue Collar Man,' 'Too Much Time on My Hands' and many more! (more...)

Erich Bergen, Jennifer Simard, Jayne Houdyshell & More Will Perform at NYCLU's Annual BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York State affiliate of the ACLU, announced today a star-studded lineup of performers for its annual benefit concert. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Revolting Sound System Mars MATILDA Tour
by Jan Nargi - Jun 20, 2016

The talented, hard-working children of MATILDA THE MUSICAL NATIONAL TOUR spend much of their time on stage revolting against their horrible headmistress Miss Trunchbull. Off-stage they should revolt against the horrible sound system that renders their lyrics indecipherable. (more...)

John Bolton, Ryan Cavanaugh & More to Star in Pittsburgh CLO's DAMN YANKEES!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Batter up! Just in time for the thick of baseball season comes the muscular musical about baseball super-fan Joe Boyd. Joe is transformed into a star slugger after he makes a deal with the devil and his sexy associate, Lola, for a chance to lead his home team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Tony Winner Christian Hoff's Tony Party to Benefit Cancer Charity
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

On Sunday June 12th the Palm West's Tony Viewing Party was hosted by Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, who earned the Best Featured Actor in a Musical Award in 2006 for his portrayal of Tommy DeVito in Jersey Boys. The event benefitted The V Foundation for Cancer Research, founded by Jim Valvano in 1993. BroadwayWorld has an inside look at the party - check out the photos below! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/18-6/19/2016
by - Jun 19, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, June 19, 2016 - Sunday, June 19, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/19/16- THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2016

Today in 1978, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas opened at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rodgers Theatre), where it ran for 1584 performances. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a musical with a book by Texas author Larry L. King and Peter Masterson and music and lyrics by Carol Hall. It is based on a story by King that was inspired by the real-life Chicken Ranch in La Grange, Texas. The original Broadway production was directed by Peter Masterson and Tommy Tune and choreographed by Tune and Thommie Walsh. (more...)

Tony Winner Christian Hoff Hosts Tony Party to Benefit Cancer Charity
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

On Sunday June 12th the Palm West's Tony Viewing Party was hosted by Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, who earned the Best Featured Actor in a Musical Award in 2006 for his portrayal of Tommy DeVito in Jersey Boys. The event benefitted The V Foundation for Cancer Research, founded by Jim Valvano in 1993.  (more...)

USGA Announces Sites For 2025 And 2026 U.S. Open Championships
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2016

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Capathia Jenkins, Alton Fitzgerald White & More Set for Birdland, Week of 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for June 27-July 3, featuring Ravi Coltrane, Capathia Jenkins and Alton Fitzgerald White in "Dream Suite: Songs In Jazz and Blues", Matt Baker Quartet, and more! (more...)

BWW Blog: Bob Marks - Healthy Vocal Production at any Age
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - Jun 17, 2016

As one of the pianists for the original Broadway production of Annie, many of my voice teacher colleagues were horrified at the thought of little girls being asked to belt out songs such as "Tomorrow" and "Hard Knock Life." And yet, many of these teachers refused to accept those young girls as students! At that time, many voice teachers would not agree to teach students who had unchanged, prepubescent voices. They were under the impression that voice lessons could permanently damage a child's voice, which remained a widely accepted belief for many years.  (more...)

VIDEO: Danai Gurira, Pascale Armand and Saycon Sengbloh Discuss Their ECLIPSED Experience
by Michael Dale - Jun 17, 2016

As the Broadway run of Danai Gurira's groundbreaking drama comes to an end, the three Tony-nominated women offer their thoughts. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the Broadway for Orlando Benefit Single Recording Session!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Broadway Records President Van Dean, SiriusXM Radio Host Seth Rudetsky and Producer James Wesley launched the charitable initiative Broadway for Orlando with an all-star roster of theater artists recording the benefit single 'What the World Needs Now is Love,' at Avatar Studios. Created to honor the victims and those wounded in the Orlando shooting massacre at Pulse nightclub and aid the surrounding community, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the song will benefit the LGBT Center of Central Florida. Check out photos below! (more...)

Colorado's First Jam Band Magic Music to Release Debut Album Over Four Decades After Forming
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Colorado-based legends Magic Music – dubbed the state's first “jam band” – are set to release their debut self-titled record over 40 years after they first came together in 1970. (more...)

2016 Jimmy Awards Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS (NHSMTA)/JIMMY AWARDS has announced that 62 high school students from across America will compete for the Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress at the eighth annual awards ceremony. The presentation will take place on Monday, June 27th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. Tickets can be purchased by visiting NHSMTA.COM or TICKETMASTER.COM and range from $39 to $89. Premium seats are $250. (more...)

Scoop: CODE BLACK on CBS - Thursday, July 7, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 16, 2016

Get all the scoop on CODE BLACK, airing on CBS on Thursday, July 7, 2016! (more...)


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San Jose Stage Company Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

San Jose Stage Company Artistic Director Randall King today announced the company's 34th season. Audiences will be transported around the world to Africa, Ireland, the Middle East and back to America in an emotionally-charged, outrageously funny and enlightening exploration of race, identity, politics and cultural understanding.  (more...)

Tony Yazbeck, Lesli Margherita & More Coming to Birdland in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its July 2016 schedule, featuring Stacey Kent, The Birdland Big Band 10-Year Celebration, The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Nicholas Payton Quintet, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Tony Yazbeck, Lesli Margherita, Ravi Coltrane, Laila Biali, Barbara Carroll, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

Virginia Stage Company to Launch 'The Line: Art For Social Change'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

In partnership with Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (http://www.inclusiveva.org/), a state-wide organization, Virginia Stage Company's Department of Education & Community Engagement will present "The Line: Art for Social Change" at Slover Public Library in downtown Norfolk on August 21, 2016 at 3PM. (more...)

Recording Artist Dwight Yoakum Joins Cast of Original Amazon Series GOLIATH
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Multi-platinum recording artist Dwight Yoakam has been cast in Amazon Original Series GOLIATH (formerly known as Trial). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at at Flat Rock Playhouse's THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

The Flat Rock Playhouse 2016 season will continue with Tony award-winning musical The Music Man, which will run from June 16th through July 9th at the Clyde & Nina Allen Mainstage in the village of Flat Rock. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Michael Cerveris Offers Look Inside the 'Broadway for Orlando' Benefit Single Recording Session
by Stage Tube - Jun 15, 2016

An all-star roster of theater artists gathered today to record the new benefit single 'What the World Needs Now is Love' for victims of the Orlando Shooting. Broadway Records President Van Dean, Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced the single and the charitable initiative 'Broadway for Orlando' earlier today. This evening, Michael Cerveris uploaded a behind the scenes peek inside the recording studio on Facebook - check it out below! (more...)

It's Official: A BRONX TALE Will Open on Broadway This Fall at the Longacre Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL will open on Broadway on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). Previews will begin Thursday, November 3, 2016. The new musical will be co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. A BRONX TALE: THE MUSICAL features a book by Chazz Palminteri, music by Alan Menken and lyrics byGlenn Slater. Group tickets available now through Dodger Group Sales at 1-877-536-3437. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 24 through Telecharge.com by phone at 212-239-6200 and online atwww.Telecharge.com. (more...)

Dozens of Broadway Stars To Record 'What The World Needs Now Is Love' for Broadway For Orlando
by Michael Dale - Jun 15, 2016

Broadway Records, Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announce a fundraising single to benefit LGBT Center of Central Florida. (more...)

VIDEOS: Barbra Streisand's Broadway! Part Five: The 2000s
by Michael Dale - Jun 14, 2016

The fifth of a six-part, decade-by-decade video series sampling the legendary artist's performances of musical theatre classics. (more...)

Until We Can Beam You Up, We'll Pick You Up. Enterprise Rent-A-Car Partners with Paramount Pictures for Launch of New 'STAR TREK BEYOND' Movie
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

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Scoop: DEAD OF SUMMER on FREEFORM - Tuesday, July 5, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 14, 2016

Get all the scoop on DEAD OF SUMMER, airing on FREEFORM on Tuesday, July 5, 2016! (more...)

ONE OF THE NICE ONES to Premiere Next Month at Echo Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

True to its LA Weekly-given moniker as "Best Bet for Ballsy Original Plays," Echo Theater Company's next offering is a cringe-worthy black comedy about sexual politics in the workplace that will leave audiences howling with laughter in spite of their better selves. Echo artistic director Chris Fields directs the world premiere of One of the Nice Ones by Erik Patterson for a July 16 opening at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside 11th Annual Stella by Starlight Gala with Jeff Daniels, Kate Mulgrew & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting hosted the 11th Annual Stella by Starlight Benefit Gala last night at The Prince George Ballroom in New York City. The event honored actor Jeff Daniels, the late director Nancy Malone, real estate developer Sharif El-Gamal and New York City Department of Correction Deputy Commissioner of Youthful Offender and Young Adult Programming Winette Jackson. (more...)

In The Wings Promotions adds second masterclass with Broadway veteran ADAM PASCAL in Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

After selling out in less than 48 hours, In the Wings Promotions is pleased to add a second Montreal masterclass with Adam Pascal on August 11, 2016. Broadway veteran and Tony Award nominee, Adam Pascal (RENT, Aida, Memphis, Disaster) will hold two exclusive masterclasses in Montreal for local performers. During the workshops, participants will work on musical theatre and pop selections. Enrollment in the master class is extremely limited and open to participants who will each have one-on-one time with Pascal, as well as auditors who can observe and learn from the audience. The masterclass will conclude with a Q & A with Adam along with a short performance. (more...)

Scoop: THE MIDDLE on ABC - Wednesday, June 29, 2016
by - Jun 13, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE MIDDLE, airing on ABC on Wednesday, June 29, 2016! (more...)

New Monthly Music Series to Premiere at The Kraine Theater & UNDER St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

This monthly music series is being introduced and hosted by FRIGID New York at Horse Trade and music event producer Salli Squitieri bringing both up and coming and renowned performing artists of all genres from near and far to these two historically rich funky chic unique East Village flavored theaters. With so many of the smaller venues disappearing this series not only helps to fill a void by creating a new forum for musicians, but likewise offers the regional clientele the experience of an off the beaten path, nostalgic and intimate music sojourn. Many of the performers who are eager to be part of this series and help kick start it are specifically customizing their shows and designing performances just for this series. (more...)

Photo Flash: SPEAKING IN TONGUES and RUBEN GUTHRIE at Matrix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Head over to the Matrix Theatre in June for a mini Australian theater festival, when L.A.'s Australian Theatre Company presents a 'Double Feature' of two celebrated Australian plays that were made into movies and ATC's second annual free reading series - all over the course of 3-1/2 weeks. Opening with Speaking in Tonguesby Andrew Bovell on June 6 and the U.S. premiere of Ruben Guthrie by Brendan Cowell on June 7, performances of the two plays continue in repertory through June 28, with a free "Works by Women" reading series taking place every Wednesday evening. (more...)

Music Mountain to Welcome Cantata Profana, 7/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Spend the 4th of July weekend at America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, Music Mountain, when its 87th Anniversary Season continues with the young ensemble Cantata Profana on Sunday, July 3rd (3PM) performing Beethoven and Schubert. Saturday, July 2 (6:30pm) brings Swingtime Big Band back for their ninth season playing the best of the Swing Era! The summer will feature 15 weekends of incredible music including returning favorite chamber ensembles and musicians (pianists Peter Serkin and Julia Hsu), first-time guests (pianist Richard Goode), the ever-popular Saturday Evening Twilight Series, featuring an array of Jazz ensembles and musicians, including the artists of the Catskill Jazz Factory, and the second season of the new Music Mountain Master Classes for Young Artists plus so much more! See why the New Yorker called Music Mountain 'The Summer Shrine of the String Quartet.' Concerts are scheduled through September 11. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2016 Tony Awards Red Carpet Arrivals - Part 3
by Walter McBride - Jun 12, 2016

The stars are shining on tonight's red carpet, and BroadwayWorld's got a first look - check out the third batch of arrivals below, including James Corden, Judith Light, Danny Burstein, Jane Krakowski, Zachary Levi, Lin-Manuel Miranda and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2016 Tony Awards Red Carpet Arrivals - Part 5
by Walter McBride - Jun 12, 2016

The stars are shining on tonight's red carpet, and BroadwayWorld's got a first look - check out the fourth batch of arrivals below, including Jonathan Groff, Gloria Estefan, Josh Groban, Jeff Daniels, Daveed Diggs, Andy Mientus, Michael Arden, Lupita Nyong'o, Glenn Close, Andrew Lloyd Webber and more! (more...)

BWW TV: Clint Ramos Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 12, 2016

Clint Ramos received the 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play forEclipsed. He also served as scenic designer for the production. Ramos' other Broadway credits include The Elephant Man (also West End), and Violet. Check out what he had to say on receiving the honor below! (more...)

ECLIPSED's Clint Ramos Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design - Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Clint Ramos has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play for ECLIPSED. He also served as scenic designer for the production. (more...)

LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT's Jessica Lange Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Lead Actress - Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Jessica Lange has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her role as Mary Tyrone in Roundabout Theater's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT. (more...)

2016 Tony Awards - From HAMILTON to THE HUMANS, All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

The 2016 Tony Awards celebrated 70 years of honoring the best of Broadway last night at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. In addition to the class of 2016 Tony Nominees, the star-studded evening featured appearances by Cate Blanchett, Claire Danes, Common, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Glenn Close, Josh Groban, Jake Gyllenhaal, Neil Patrick Harris, Sean Hayes, James Earl Jones, Daniel Dae Kim, Carole King, Diane Lane, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Lucy Liu, Bebe Neuwirth, Saoirse Ronan, Keri Russell, Meg Ryan, Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey and many more. As predicted, HAMILTON was the big winner of the night, taking home a whopping eleven awards, including the coveted Best Musical.  (more...)

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