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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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Anthony Kearns of The Irish Tenors to Perform at American Irish Heritage Center 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Anthony Kearns, one of the finest tenor voices today, returns to Chicago for a one-day concert at the Irish American Heritage Center (IAHC) in Chicago, IL on Sunday, November 13, 2016. He will be joined by accompanist David George, along with guest fiddle player, Chicago's Devin Shepherd. Kearns is an original member of the PBS sensation, The Irish Tenors, and he also enjoys a robust international solo career. (more...)

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...)

They'll Capture Your Heart! Meet the Full Company of HOLIDAY INN, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Oct 6, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW Irving Berlin MUSICAL is now extended by two weeks through January 15, 2017. Holiday Inn, The New Irving BerlinMusical opens officially tonight, October 6, 2016, on Broadway at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Nancy Opel to Headline New Musical CURVY WIDOW at NC Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

North Carolina Stage Company (NC Stage) has announced the cast for the world premiere of CURVY WIDOW: THE MUSICAL, starring Nancy Opel (Broadway: Honeymoon in Vegas, Urinetown, Sunday in the Park with George, Teddy & Alice). (more...)

Spinning Tree Theatre to Present Rarely Produced Gem NINE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Spinning Tree offers Kansas City audiences opportunity to see rarely-produced Broadway gem NINE. (more...)

Scoop: LIFE IN PIECES on CBS - Thursday, October 27, 2016
by TV Scoop - Oct 6, 2016

Get all the scoop on LIFE IN PIECES, airing on CBS on Thursday, October 27, 2016! (more...)

Choreographer Nora Chipaumire to Explore African Masculinity at Dance Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago welcomes choreographer-performer nora chipaumire with her most recent artistic investigation of the black body, Africa and the self, portrait of myself as my father ('father' is crossed out in the title), co-commissioned by the Dance Center. (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...)

VIDEO: Mark Wahlberg in Trailer for Boston Marathon Bombing Drama PATRIOTS DAY
by Movies News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

An account of the Boston Marathon bombing, PATRIOTS DAY is the powerful story of a community's courage in the face of terror. (more...)

A Reunion in Rep: Jay Michaels Joins THREE BITES OF THE APPLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

A reunion in rep: Jay Michaels joins 'Three Bites of the Apple' Robert Liebowitz' revival of some of his more recognized works has become a revival of sorts as Jay Michaels, producer and public relations executive, joins the company ... on stage. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, October 22, 2016
by TV Scoop - Oct 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, October 22, 2016! (more...)

Resolution Games Confirms Virtual Reality Game Wonderglade Will Launch with Public Availability of Daydream
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016


BWW Review: Judith Light Intrigues In Neil LaBute's ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU
by Michael Dale - Oct 4, 2016

Given the basket of deplorables that have populated the oeuvre of playwright Neil LaBute, it should be of little surprise that the storyteller of his new solo play, All The Ways to Say I Love You, is a rapist, liar and adulterer who spends the hour-long performance playing the victim card. (more...)

Announcing the 2016 Book Excellence Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Literary Excellence Incorporated introduces the Book Excellence Awards, an international book awards competition dedicated to providing authors from all genres and backgrounds the opportunity to showcase their work on a global platform. The Book Excellence Awards had a very successful inaugural year with hundreds of entrants from around the world. The award-winning titles were chosen based on their design and layout, writing quality and overall market appeal with respect to the category the book was entered in. The following is a list of the 2016 award-winners that have been listed with their respective category, book title and author name. (more...)

CKO Kickboxing and Hykso Inc. Integrate Technology into Fitness Kickboxing Classes
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

HOBOKEN, N.J. and IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ CKO Kickboxing, one of the most innovative fitness franchises in the country, has formalized an agreement to work with Hykso, a creator of next-generation sports and fitness-technology solutions. CKO Kickboxing will deploy Hykso's new strike-tracking gym solution in a select number of CKO Kickboxing locations starting this winter with plans for full, franchise-wide deployment scheduled in early 2017. CKO Kickboxing will be the first major fitness franchise to implement Hykso's technology. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tatyana Lubov - A Fairytale Journey to Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA
by Angie Stanton - Oct 4, 2016

Small town girl moves to New York City with dreams of breaking into the highly-competitive world of Broadway and musical theatre. Newcomer Tatyana Lubov did just that when she defied odds and landed the title role in the fresh new national tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA. (more...)

BWW Blog: Bob Marks - Examine the Lyrics
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - Oct 4, 2016

Have you ever heard the expression, "nice house, nobody home?" Often, we use that phrase as a way to describe singers who make pretty sounds, but who fail to capture our imagination on the stage. To be a singer in the theater, it's a very rare performer who can reach out to the auditors or the audience and make them feel something; however, it is the most essential quality a performer can embody if they want to work in this business. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Returns to Schuster Center This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Victoria Theatre Association welcomes the Premier Health Broadway Series presentation of the Tony©, Grammy© and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center in downtown Dayton, Oct. 18-23 for eight performances only! Tickets are on sale now at the Ticket Center Stage Box Office, by calling 937-228-3630, (toll-free) 888-228-3630 or online (more...)

Boy Meets Girl in VIETGONE, Starting Tomorrow at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

A friendly reminder! Performances begin tomorrow, today, October 4 for Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Vietgone, the new play by Qui Nguyen (She Kills Monsters), directed by May Adrales (Luce). (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Rebecca Luker
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 3, 2016

On Monday, October 3rd, Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony nominee Rebecca Luker. For the episode, Luker shares stories from her nearly three decades on Broadway, offers advice for actors just starting out, and offers her thoughts on 2016 Presidential election. (more...)

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY Musical Receives Premiere in Texas
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) and the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT) are proud to announce a unique collaboration and joint production with Kaitlin Hopkins and the Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance to bring The World According To Snoopy, a revised version of the classic musical Snoopy!!! to the stage in February 2017. (more...)

Scoop: THE MIDDLE on ABC - Tuesday, October 18, 2016
by - Oct 3, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE MIDDLE, airing on ABC on Tuesday, October 18, 2016! (more...)

Writers Theatre Continues 25th Anniversary Season with EAST TEXAS HOT LINKS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 25th Anniversary Season with East Texas Hot Links, written by Eugene Lee and directed by Ron OJ Parson. The show runs October 19, 2016 - January 22, 2017 in The Gillian Theatre: 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.  (more...)

Scoop: PITCH on FOX - Thursday, October 6, 2016
by - Oct 3, 2016

Get all the scoop on PITCH, airing on FOX on Thursday, October 6, 2016! (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...)

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...)

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...)

Stuart Rogers Productions Presents THE POSTMAN DELUSIONS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

STUART ROGERS PRODUCTIONS is thrilled to present a world premiere play, THE PORTMAN DELUSIONS, written by Adam Mervis and directed by Thomas Burr. THE PORTMAN DELUSIONS  will preview on Saturday, September 24 and open on Friday, September 30 at 8pm and run through Saturday, November 4 at the Raven Theatre, 5233 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

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