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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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Sound Theatre Company Announces 2017 Season of Women Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Coming off their second win for Outstanding Theatre of The Year from the Gregory Awards, Sound Theatre Company announces their most compelling and relevant season to date. (more...)

Fred Ebb Foundation Donates Over $1.6 Million to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation has announced that its 2016 donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will total $1.675 million dollars, bringing the foundation's total contribution to BC/EFA to $13.325 million since it began 12 years ago. The foundation, which is funded by royalties from the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb's vast catalogue of work, makes an annual donation to BC/EFA. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Lindsay Mendez and More to Celebrate '75 YEARS OF STREISAND' with the American Pops
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their all-star 2016-2017 season with Don't Rain on My Parade: 75 Years of Barbra Streisand on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM at The George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium (730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC). (more...)

Photo Flash: The Other Theatre Company Announces Casting for the Return Holiday Hit BARNEY THE ELF
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Other Theatre Company (TOTC) announces the return of the smash hit with a queer twist Barney the Elf, written by company member Bryan Renaud, music arrangements by Jermaine Hill, original direction by Carin Silkaitis, additional direction and choreography by Tommy Rivera-Vega, music direction by Ali Goodman, November 30 - January 1, 2017 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Previews are Tuesday, Nov. 29 and Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. Opening night is Thursday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 8 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Additional shows on Tuesday, Dec. 20 and 27, and Wednesday, Dec. 21. No shows on Dec. 24 and 25. Tickets for previews are $20 and for the regular run $25. Tickets are on sale now at theothertheatrecompany.com. (more...)

THE GARDEN OF UNEARTHLY DELIGHTS Announces 2017 Programming
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Garden of Unearthly Delights returns for 2017, with a huge program of over 100 shows across 13 venues, covering live music, circus, visual art, comedy, family, magic, variety and so much more.  (more...)

Sally Struthers and Carter Calvert to Star in NC Theatre's ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Emmy Award-winning actress, Sally Struthers, will return to the role of 'Louise Seger' in North Carolina Theatre's production of Always...Patsy Cline. Carter Calvert (Broadway: It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues) will star in the title role. (more...)

WINTER RHYTHMS 2016 Launches This Week at Urban Stages with KT Sullivan
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Urban Stages has confirmed the line-up for this year's award-winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2016, which will begin tomorrow, Thursday, December 1, and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue). (more...)

Pitbull's Third Fragrance Line Is His Most Personal, Inspired by His Heritage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

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2016 BroadwayWorld Dallas Regional Awards Update -Alexis Sims, Xavier Orozco Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Dallas Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

SOMI, Megan Hilty, Gabrielle Hamilton, Mara Wilson, BD Wong & More, Nightly at Joe's Pub, 12/1-11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Beloved jazz songbird Somi returns with a special new work-in-progress called Dreaming Zenzile, detailing the life of legendary activist and singer Miriam Makeba. Dreaming Zenzile is directed by Liesl Tommy, whose most recent works include Eclipsed (at The Public and on Broadway) and Party People (The Public), and stars Somi.    (more...)

O'Neill National Music Theater Conference Artistic Director Steps Down After 40 years
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today that Paulette Haupt, founding Artistic Director of its National Music Theater Conference, will step down following the 2017 season, after 40 years leading the program. The program began in 1978 after George C. White, founder of the O'Neill, invited Ms. Haupt to launch a new development program for music theater, in a similar mold to the O'Neill's groundbreaking National Playwrights Conference, launched in 1964. (more...)

2017 Winter/Spring Cleveland Theater Calendar
by Roy Berko - Nov 29, 2016

Here's a list of some of the offerings of local theatres through the winter and spring seasons (January-May). SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL THEATRES! (more...)

NBC Universo to Bring SONS OF ANARCY En Espanol to Spanish Cable Audiences
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

NBC UNIVERSO, the modern entertainment and sports cable channel for Latinos, and the fastest growing cable network, today announced it added SONS OF ANARCHY en Español to its upcoming 2017 slate. (more...)

Verdict Reached in JERSEY BOYS Copyright Infringement Case
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Case closed! According to Forbes, the jury has reached a verdict in a JERSEY BOYS copyright infringement case. The Nevada federal court ruled that because 'substantial portions' of the unpublished 'Tommy DeVito: Then and Now' were used in the musical's book, 10% is owed to Donna Corbello- the widow of the biography's author. (more...)

Love, Laughs, and Ninja Fights in Seattle Rep's VIETGONE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents Vietgone, the highly anticipated new play, produced in association with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, from up-and-coming playwright Qui Nguyen (Vampire Cowboys). Vietgone loosely chronicles Nguyen's parent's journey from Vietnam to American in 1975, with a quirky approach Nguyen describes as 'a sex comedy about my parents.' With direction by May Adrales, who has been with the show since its inception, Vietgone will run December 2, 2016-January 1, 2017 (opening night is December 7, 2016) in the Leo K. Theatre. Tickets are on sale now through the Seattle Rep Box Office at 206.443.2222and online at seattlerep.org. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Launch IGNITE - A New Scheme Offering Free Tickets to Drama Students
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Anyone who studies Drama or Performing Arts at a school or college in Sheffield is being offered a free ticket for productions in the Crucible as part of a new scheme called Ignite.  (more...)

12th Annual Fred Ebb Award Presented Tonight to Thomas Mizer & Curtis Moore
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell S. Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will present the twelfth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore, tonight from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Regional Awards Update
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 28, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

BWW Review: The Rip Nelson Holiday Spectacular
by Misha Davenport - Nov 28, 2016

BWW Review: The Rip Nelson Holiday Spectacular (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 27, 2016
by - Nov 27, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 26, 2016
by - Nov 26, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Danielle Brooks Joins Reading of James Baldwin's THE AMEN CORNER 11/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2016

Danielle Brooks, Tony Award nominee from The Color Purple and co-star of the Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black," will perform in a one-night only reading of James Baldwin's The Amen Corner this Mondayevening, November 28 at 7 pm as part of Classic Stage Company's annual First Look Festival. Directed by Liesl Tommy, the reading of The Amen Corner will also feature Adeola Role, Mirirai Sithole, Phumzile Sithole, Christina Redd, Brandon Jones, Curtiss Cook Jr, Kevin Mambo, Cristina Pitter and Folami Williams. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/26/2016
by - Nov 26, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/26/2016. (more...)

A NEW BRAIN Opens at the Black Box Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Nora Q. Thomas directs a William Finn and James Lapine's musical "A New Brain" running Friday, November 25 through Sunday, December 11, 2016. (more...)

UP ON THE MARQUEE: WAR PAINT
by Walter McBride - Nov 25, 2016

War Paint is up on the marquee, and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the Nederlander's new look! (more...)

Photo Flash: Hell in a Handbag's THE RIP NELSON HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2016

Hell in a Handbag's favorite bitter television has-been returns - and just in time for the holidays!  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 24, 2016
by - Nov 24, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Announces New 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2016

With Sinbad the Sailor opening on Monday and Rani Moorthy's Whose Sari Now? currently playing in Gerry's studio space, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the theatre's forthcoming Spring/Summer 2017 season. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, December 10, 2016
by - Nov 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, December 10, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, December 3, 2016
by - Nov 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, December 3, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: MIMÌ È UNA CIVETTA, ovvero: 'ora non avrete più scuse per non conoscere La Bohèmè'
by Valeria Venturelli - Nov 23, 2016

Venerdi 18 novembre, al Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti di Modena, e approdato Mimi e una civetta, spettacolo originale tratto da La Boheme nato lo scorso autunno nell'ambito della Trilogia d'Autunno del Ravenna Festival dedicata a Puccini e attualmente in tour nei teatri dell'Emilia Romagna. (more...)

Photo Flash: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Lakewood Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to present the SECOND SHOW of our 78th SEASON: The American Holiday Classic - IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Adapted from the Film by Frank Capra.   (more...)

New Video Trailer for Off-Broadway Rock Odyssey THE PORTAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The New York premiere of THE PORTAL began an Off-Broadway open-ended run on October 27, 2016 at the Minetta Lane Theatre. THE PORTAL is a rock odyssey conceived and directed by Luke Comer, with original music composed by Tierro Lee and Luke Comer, starring Billy Lewis Jr. (Mason McCarthy on the Fox series "Glee"), and choreographed by Jessica Chen. Opening night is set for Saturday, December 3. (more...)

Tommy Koenig to Flash Back Through Time & Music in BABY BOOMER BABY at Herberger Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Comedy Central and National Lampoon star Tommy Koenig's one man "'musicomedy' - a flashback through our times and the music that defined them - Baby Boomer Baby comes to the Herberger Theater Center from Feb. 2-26. (more...)

Children's Playhouse of Maryland Presents ELF JR. the Musical
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The Children's Playhouse of Maryland, Inc. (CPM), in residence at CCBC Essex, Elf, Jr. The Musical, the weekends of Dec. 3-4, 10-11, and 17-18 at 1 p.m., with additional shows at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4 and 18, and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. The Sunday, Dec. 11 show at 1p.m. will be American Sign Language interpreted by students of CCBC Catonsville Interpreter Preparation Certification Program. A special Sensory Friendly performance is set for December 11 at 4:30 p.m. Show tickets are $10 each. Tickets will be sold at the door only as space permits. Call the Box Office for specially priced tickets not available online. Seniors, CCBC Community, and Groups of 8 or more are $8 each. CPM Actorlist Tickets are $5. (more...)

James Barbour and More Coming Up at Birdland This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for December 5-11, including Stacey Kent, James Barbour, Tom Lenk, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING Extends Through Spring in the Windy City
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Presented by the original New York producers, in conjunction with Chicago Theater Works, one of Chicago's longest running, smash hit shows, Tony n' Tina's Wedding, has been extended due to popular demand and will run through the end of April 2017. (more...)

Danny Howard Curates 'Fire Beats Vol 2' - Nothing Else Matters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

BBC Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard presents the second of his curated Fire Beats EPs on his new label, Nothing Else Matters. The EP features 4 tracks selected by Danny, from a selection of up and coming and more established artists. (more...)

Christmas Village Guide to 2016 Season with New Events, Carousel, Events, Lantern Parade and Vendor List
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Christmas Village in Philadelphia presented by NRG will relocate in 2016 and transform Philadelphia's City Hall (1400 JFK Boulevard) into a traditional, open-air German Christmas Market, open daily between Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24, 2016 and Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, 2016. (more...)

The Poetry Project Announces 50th Anniversary and New Initiatives
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The Poetry Project, the legendary downtown mecca for working poets and experimental artists since the days of Ginsberg and Ferlinghetti, will celebrate its 50th anniversary with two landmark events. (more...)

Dove Cameron, Maddie Baillio & More Participate in Today's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Press Call
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 21, 2016

Today, BWW participated in a special HAIRSPRAY LIVE! conference call featuring four of the 'nicest kids in town,' including Dove Cameron (Disney's 'Descendants'), Garrett Clayton (Disney's 'Teen Beach' Franchise), Ephraim Sykes (Hamilton on Broadway) and 20-year-old newcomer Maddie Baillio (more...)

Jasmine Cephas Jones, Megan Hilty, Adrienne Truscott and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running November 23 - December 4, 2016. Scroll down for details!  (more...)

New Literature From Europe Festival features Salman Rushdie, Jhumpa Lahiri and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The New Literature from Europe Festival, New York City's top European literary event, returns in its 13th year to present best-selling, award-winning, and emerging authors from across the continent. The four-day festival welcomes more than 40 authors, journalists, poets and translators in events at bookstores, theatres, and special venues throughout New York City from December 7 to 10. Curated and produced by 20 Square Feet Productions, the programs feature readings, conversations, and panel discussions with European and American literary luminaries. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 19, 2016
by - Nov 19, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Associated Television International to Present 85th ANNUAL HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE Featuring Olivia Newton-John, Mickey Mouse, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

The 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Featuring Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, produced by Associated Television Internationaland presented in associations with The City of Los Angeles, will be led this year by award-winning singer, songwriter and actress Olivia Newton-John, who will serve as Grand Marshal, and will be joined by four other Former Grand Marshals of the Parade to help celebrate this historic occasion in style, including: Mickey Mouse, Larry King, Louis Gossett Jr. and Robert Wagner. (more...)

Ryan's Daughter to Present Thomas R. Pryor's CITY BOY, Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

Thomas R. Pryor brings 'CITY BOY' - tales from his bittersweet, working class 1960's upbringing - to Ryan's Daughter in his native Yorkville on Manhattan's Upper East Side on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at7:00pm. No cover, no minimum, drink specials available and Ryan's is located at 350 E. 85th Street (between First and Second Avenues) Phone# (212) 628-2613. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee Regional Awards Update - Ben Tajnai, Nick Haubner Tied!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, December 17, 2016
by - Dec 1, 2016

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, December 17, 2016! (more...)

David M. Lutken to Play Title Role in 'WOODY SEZ' at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The internationally acclaimed tale, Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie, is coming to Seattle Repertory Theatre. This musical portrait, featuring Woody's stirring ballads and joyous anthems, celebrates the colorful life and rich musical legacy of America's great folk troubadour. Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie will run January 6- 29, 2017 (opening night is January 11, 2017) in the Bagley Wright Theatre. (more...)

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