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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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Drury Lane Announces Complete Casting for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces complete casting for disco musical Saturday Night Fever, rewritten for the Drury Lane stage, featuring music and lyrics by The Bee Gees, based on the smash-hit Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. This North American version was written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinantiand is helmed by Tony-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knechtges. Saturday Night Fever runs January 19 - March 19, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. A portion of the opening night tickets sales will be donated to ArtReach, a nonprofit providing access to the arts to underserved communities in the Chicago area. (more...)

Dance Thriller 48 HOURS TO LIVE Comes to Theatres, 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Merging the genres of film noir, dance, and mystery, 48 Hours to Live opens in theatres Friday, January 13th (check 48htl.com for cities and theatres). (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents The Final Play in Arlene Hutton's 'Nibroc Trilogy'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company presents GULF VIEW DRIVE , the third and final play in Arlene Hutton's Nibroc Trilogy, directed by Indy award-winning Katharine Farmer with the same cast reprising their critically-acclaimed roles from the Los Angeles Times "Critic's Choice" productions of Last Train to Nibroc and last season's See Rock City. Lily Nicksay ("Boy Meets World"/The Wild Duck at A Noise Within) and Erik Odom("The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2"/Sons of the Prophet at The Blank) return as May and Raleigh, along with See Rock City featured cast membersClarinda Ross (Spit Like a Big Girl/Steel Magnolias) and Sharon Sharth (Waiting for Grace/ member of Actors Studio and Circle Rep in New York). Joining the cast is returning Rubicon artist Faline England (Crimes of the Heart (Indy Award)/Turn of the Screw (Ovation Nomination). (more...)

Alzamend Neuro Announces TV Icon Willie Aames as International Spokesperson
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Alzamend Neuro, Inc. (Alzamend or the "Company") announced today Willie Aames will serve as its International Spokesperson while joining the team as Creative Advisor. The Company stated that with its recent launch of its Regulation A+ Tier II Offering online at www.AlzamendRegA.com, it looks forward to the many contributions, inspiration and leadership that Aames will provide. (more...)

9 CIRCLES Premiere, John Lithgow, John Patrick Shanley and More Slated for Sheen Center in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street) has announced the Spring programming of the 2016-2017 season. Featuring a varied array of thought-provoking theater, film, music, art, and discourse, The Sheen Center delves deeper into its many signature series, and for the first time will produce a mainstage theatrical production: The New York premiere of Bill Cain's acclaimed play, 9 Circles.  (more...)

It's Official! Wayne Brady Will Play 'Aaron Burr' in Chicago's HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Confirming earlier rumors, producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway In Chicago have announced five-time Emmy Award winner and Grammy nominee Wayne Brady will join the Chicago company of Hamilton as Aaron Burr for a limited engagement Tuesday, January 17 thru Sunday, April 9 at The PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago. (more...)

Fiverr Debuts First-Ever Brand Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

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Scoop: THE MIDDLE on ABC - Tuesday, January 24, 2017
by - Jan 9, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE MIDDLE, airing on ABC on Tuesday, January 24, 2017! (more...)

PHANTOM, SOUND OF MUSIC, JERSEY BOYS and More Set for 2017-18 Broadway Season at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Broadway Across Canada has announced this year's stunning season at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: 13 THINGS ABOUT ED CARPOLOTTI's Penny Fuller & The Many Wonderful Things About Her
by Gil Kaan - Jan 9, 2017

Actress/LA theatre inaugurator, Penny Fuller has embarked on a new leg of her career as a cabaret artiste. Ms. Fuller will be bringing her solo musical play 13 THINGS ABOUT ED CARPOLOTTI to the Broad Stage beginning January 11. I had the most delightful opportunity to chat with the vibrant, vivacious Ms. Fuller. She possesses a memory of an elephant, effortlessly listing off names of cast compatriots and retelling intriguing incidents of her theatre highlights. (more...)

STRANGERS IN BETWEEN Returns to King's Head Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

After a smash-hit critically acclaimed run at The King's Head Theatre in 2016, Strangers In Between, the award-winning Australian play written by Tommy Murphy, is back by popular demand returning to kick off the 2017 season from 10 January to 4 February, with press night on 11 January. (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Hits the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment just announced that the Original Broadway Cast Album of A Bronx Tale was recorded in New York City today, January 9. Release dates and additional information will be announced shortly. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with A BRONX TALE
by Walter McBride - Jan 9, 2017

Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment just announced that the Original Broadway Cast Album of A Bronx Tale was recorded in New York City today, January 9. Release dates and additional information will be announced shortly. See photos from the recording session below! (more...)

Violinist Zoltan Maga to Kick Off SPANISH RIVER CONCERT SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

Spanish River Concerts kicks off their season with Hungarian violinist, Zoltan Maga January 9 - 24, 2017 at Spanish River Church and Kings Point Theatre, Delray. Spanish River Concerts is known for producing one-of-a-kind productions for their audiences and the Zoltan Maga concert will be like no other featuring fiery singers, vividly costumed dancers and a world-class orchestra, performing heart-breaking ballads, exotic gypsy airs, Broadway tunes, and classical masterpieces. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Vineyard Theatre's KID VICTORY!
by Walter McBride - Jan 6, 2017

The New York premiere of KID VICTORY, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander with story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and directed by Liesl Tommy, will begin previews on Wednesday, February 1 and open on Wednesday, February 22 at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St. in New York City). The company just met the press and and BroadwayWorld brings you photos below! (more...)

E! to Deliver Unmatched Multi-Platform Red Carpet Coverage for 2017 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

E!'s signature series “Live From The Red Carpet” is on 'Red Alert' as it makes its 2017 debut at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards this Sunday, January 8th. (more...)

THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT Will Light the Way for the Future at Stages Across the U.S.; Details on This Month's Pledge!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT (previously announced as 'The Sanctuary Project') will bring the theatre community together from coast to coast on January 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in each time zone to light a light and make a pledge. Inspired by the theatrical tradition of keeping a 'ghost light' on in a darkened theater, we create light for the challenging times ahead. (more...)

Libby Dodson's LIVE AT LYNN THEATRE Series to Present Three Shows in February and March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Lynn University and Producer Jan McArt, director of theatre arts program development, today announced that the popular Libby Dodson's Live at Lynn Theatre Series will present three fantastic shows in February and March. (more...)

New American Folk Theatre to Premiere DEEP IN THE HEART OF TUNA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

New American Folk Theatre is pleased to present the Midwest premiere of DEEP IN THE HEART OF TUNA, the newest installment of the comedic 'Tuna' series, which has entertained audiences across the U.S for over 25 years (Greater Tuna, 'A Tuna Christmas, 'Red, White and Tuna' and Tuna Does Vegas). Written by Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams and directed by Derek Van Barham, DEEP IN THE HEART OF TUNA will play February 4 - March 5, 2017 at The Buena at Pride Arts Center, 4147 N. Broadway in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at newamericanfolktheatre.org or by calling (872) 588-5760. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 1/9 - 1/20 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Jan 6, 2017

Get all the scoop on TODAY 1/9 - 1/20, airing on NBC (more...)

DVR Alert - Cast of Broadway's A BRONX TALE to Perform on NBC's 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Robert DeNiro, Tommy Mottola, Chazz Palminteri and Jerry Zaks will stop by NBC's TODAY to discuss the new Broadway musical A BRONX TALE, followed by a performance from the cast. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards Winners Announced - Matt Doyle, Sergio Trujillo, Michael Blevins; Paper Mill Wins 7 Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 6, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 New Jersey winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Molly Pope to Bring A STAR IS BORN Back to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

A STAR IS BORN - presented live by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope - will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for a one-night-only encore performance on Wednesday, January 18 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

Birdland Presents Joey DeFrancesco Quartet, Natalie Douglas and More Week of 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

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

UK Premiere of War-Time Gay Love Story YANK! to Play Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

A moving gay love story set in World War Two is the latest collaboration between a leading London-based theatre production company and one of Manchester's newest arts venues. (more...)

NBC Universo to Premiere SONS OF ANARCHY En Espanol, 1/17
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

NBC UNIVERSO, the modern entertainment and sports cable channel for Latinos, and the fastest growing cable network, will premiere SONS OF ANARCHY en Español Tuesday, January 17th at 10pm/9C. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

Scoop: TRAINING DAY on CBS - Thursday, February 2, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jan 12, 2017

Get all the scoop on TRAINING DAY, airing on CBS on Thursday, February 2, 2017! (more...)

Wayne Brady on His New HAMILTON Role: 'I Auditioned Like Anyone Else'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

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Excerpts from Off-Broadway's THE PROFANE Set for 'Works & Process' Series at Guggenheim
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

On Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with playwright Zayd Dohrn and director Kip Fagan on the creation of The Profane. Members of the cast will perform excerpts from Dohrn's sharp and timely tale. (more...)

Ken Ard Hosts 'Luck Be A Lady Tonight'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Broadway Performer Ken Ard (Smokey Joe's Cafe) hosts an Evening of Lovely Ladies from the Great White Way. (more...)

BROADWAY NOIRE: MAKE THEM HEAR YOU Celebrates African American Musical Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Broadway Noire: Make Them Hear You is a celebration of African American Musical Theater.  Broadway Noire: Make Them Hear You will take you on a journey with music from the 1920's through the present! (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, January 28, 2017
by - Jan 11, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, January 28, 2017! (more...)

The Desert Rose Playhouse Will Host THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT In The Desert
by David Green - Jan 11, 2017

The Desert Rose Playhouse is participating in 'The Ghostlight Project', on January 19, 2017. In each time zone across the country, members of the theater community from Broadway to regional theaters to high schools and colleges and community theaters will come together to launch THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT. Gathering outside of theaters on the eve of the Presidential Inauguration, people will join in creating 'light' for the challenging times ahead. (more...)

Back by Popular Demand Catch David Spade in a Special Encore Performance at Comedy Works This March!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

David Spade became a household favorite during his five-year stint as a cast member of NBC's Saturday Night Live, with unforgettable characters like a sarcastic reporter on 'Weekend Update' and a rudely hilarious flight attendant.  Spade is also well recognized for his memorable role as "Dennis Finch," the wisecracking, power-hungry assistant on Just Shoot Me, which landed him an American Comedy Award, an Emmy nomination and two Golden Globe nominations. (more...)

Downtown Urban Arts Festival Announces 2017 Lineup at Cherry Lane, Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) announces the playwrights accepted for the 15th Anniversary season of its Theater series to run at the Cherry Lane Theatre and Joe's Pub at The Pubic Theater, April 8 to May 20, 2017. (more...)

MAMMA MIA Kicks off the Marriott Theatre 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The global phenomenon seen by over 60 million people all around the world and one of Broadway's longest running hits, MAMMA MIA!, kicks off Marriott Theatre's 2017 Season, running February 8 through April 2, 2017 with a press opening on February 15 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

Turnaround Artists Presents IN THE MOOD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

To the delight of fans of the American Big Bands and the Big Band era, the brassy, all-singing, all-dancing, all-American 1940s musical revue, In The Mood is coming to Melbourne in celebration of 23 years on tour. Hop aboard the 'Chattanooga Choo Choo' to 'Tuxedo Junction' and get 'In The Mood' for a 'Moonlight Serenade.' In the Mood is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, The Andrews Sisters, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra and other idols of the '40s. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Presents YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents the popular family musical comedy You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Opening MST's 2nd season in its new space, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown maintains MST's high standards for quality family theatre, and kicks off an eclectic season with a classic musical. (more...)

HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry Among 2017 Texas Medal of Arts Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

At a special luncheon at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio, the Texas Cultural Trust announced today the 2017 honorees for the biennial Texas Medal of Arts Awards, taking place February 21-22, 2017, for the first time ever at Texas Performing Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. (more...)

John Kander and Greg Pierce to Chat New Musical KID VICTORY at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Drama Book Shop will welcome acclaimed playwright Greg Pierce (Slowgirl, Her Requiem) and three-time Tony Award-winning composer John Kander (Chicago, Cabaret, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, The Visit) for a discussion with playwright and Drama Book Shop Events Manager Steven Carl McCasland (Little Wars) about their new musical, Kid Victory, opening at The Vineyard Theatre in February. (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Welcomes Suzanne Appel as Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Vineyard Theatre's Board of Directors, and Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern, announced today that Suzanne Appel has been named the company's new Managing Director beginning January 17, 2017.  (more...)

WICKED to Turn Orlando Into the Emerald City; $25 Ticket Lottery Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for Wicked, which is returning to Orlando with performances from January 11 - 29, 2017 in the Walt Disney Theater at Dr. Phillips Center. (more...)

The 3rd Annual Culinary Kickoff Comes to Houston with Chefs Charlie Palmer, Michael Mina, Danny Trace, Adam Sobel and friends to benefit The Culinary Institute of America
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

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Cast, Creatives Announced for San Diego Musical Theatre's 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) today announced the cast and creative team for the San Diego regional premiere of 9 to 5: The Musical. (more...)

The 48th Street Band to Present FOR THE LOVE OF 48TH STREET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Music lovers, it's that time again!  Party like a rock star! Embrace your Rock&Roll History.  Join in for take 3 of 'For the  Love of 48th Street,' the All- Star celebration of NY's infamous and legendary 48th Street Music District. (more...)

The Global Phenomenon JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - The Rock Opera Comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Featuring a cast of Broadway stars alongside Broadway's finest rock band - The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series and Pepsi Rock Series presents Jesus Christ Superstar - The Rock Opera onSaturday, March 2 at 2pm and 8pm.  This is a unique adaptation of the multiple Tony Award winning, and Laurence Olivier Award-nominated, classic Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice production.  (more...)

Petros PACE Funds Energy Efficiency Upgrades For Lansing-Area Property
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

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Broadway's Alice Ripley to Headline ALICE AT ALICE's for Out Of The Box Theatrics
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Out Of The Box Theatrics presents Tony-Winner Alice Ripley in ALICE AT ALICE'S, which celebrates hits spanning Ripley's Broadway career, on Monday, February 6th (6:00pm) at Alice's Tea Cup III (220 East 81st Street). (more...)

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