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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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BWW Blog: Bob Marks - The Importance of Posture in Your Singing
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - May 20, 2016

If you have ever attended a classical voice recital, you probably saw an elegantly dressed performer situated near the crook of a grand piano for the duration of the performance.  Traditionally, recitalists remain standing with "noble" posture throughout their program, and only gesture with their hands and body for extreme emphasis.  (more...)

VIDEO: David Schwimmer Takes Reservations in New AMC Promo for FEED THE BEAST
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

AMC today released a new promo for FEED THE BEAST, featuring David Schwimmer's character Tommy taking reservations for the series premiere on Sunday, June 5th at 10pm ET/PT. (more...)

Bass Legend Stu Hamm to Embark On 'Solo Bass Songs and Stories Tour 2016'
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

Bass legend Stu Hamm will be embarking on his “Solo Bass Songs and Stories Tour 2016” first of June! Having stunned audiences across the world with his innovative playing (more...)

Broadway's Jacob Ming-Trent to Appear on New AMC Series FEED THE BEAST
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld has learned that stage veteran Jacob Ming-Trent, whose credits on the Great White Way include HANDS ON A HARDBODY and SHREK, will appear on AMC's new series FEED THE BEAST, starring David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess. (more...)

Photo Coverage: ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o Celebrates Her New Sardi's Portrait!
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2016

Just yesterday, Oscar winner & Eclipsed Tony Award nominee Lupita Nyong'o was joined by Eclipsed playwright and star of 'The Walking Dead' Danai Gurira and some of her Eclipsed costars for the caricature unveiling in honor of her Broadway debut in and recent Tony Award nomination!BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special day below! (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Shelian-Shanks) gathers today for the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, hosted by 2016 Tony® Award-nominees, Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) and Megan Hilty (Noises Off), in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  (more...)

MASTERS OF ILLUSION Returns to The CW for Third Season Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

MASTERS OF ILLUSION produced by Associated Television International and hosted by Dean Cain will return for a third season on The CW with two 30-minute episodes airing back to back on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Blog: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Ben Rappaport- Monday Monday
by Guest Blogger: Ben Rappaport - May 19, 2016

I'm amazed at how many things I keep learning from doing this show every day. Yesterday, during the matinee, as we were performing the sons' section of 'Tradition', I discovered that I was holding my breath during certain pieces of choreography, which obviously inhibited my singing. I mean, you're reading that thinking, 'well duh, Ben'. You're right. Absolutely 'duh', but it took me six whole months to realize that. That's the odd phenomenon of this almost zen practice of eight shows a week in a long run. (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival Adds Late-Night Cabaret, Fridays@3 Reading Series & More to 2016 Slate
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced additional programming and casting for the 2016 summer season. Additions to this season's slate of events include the legendary Late-Night Cabaret, the always popular Fridays@3 Reading Series, and this year's Boris Sagal and Bill Foeller Fellowship Projects. (more...)

Scoop: MASTERS OF ILLUSION on THE CW - Friday, June 10, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on MASTERS OF ILLUSION, airing on THE CW on Friday, June 10, 2016! (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Releases Trailer for PEAKY BLINDERS Season 3
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

Today Netflix released the season 3 trailer of the critically acclaimed drama series PEAKY BLINDERS. All six episodes will premiere exclusively on Netflix in the US on May 31 at 12:01am PT. Seasons one and two are available to stream now. (more...)

The Public's 2016-17 Season to Feature Nia Vardalos, David Byrne's Alex Timbers-Helmed SAINT JOAN, GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM with Harvey Fierstein & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public's 2016-17 season. (more...)

Have You Voted Yet for the BroadwayWorld Awards? Just 11 Days Left to Help Your Favorites Win!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Voting runs through May 31 for the 13th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards. That means there are just 11 days to go! (more...)

Broadway Sound Designer Abe Jacob to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Live Design Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Legendary theatrical sound designer Abe Jacob will be honored for his pioneering career achievements at the Live Design Awards on Monday, June 13 in New York. Another legendary icon, Chita Rivera, will present the award to Jacob, whom she has known since the original Broadway production of CHICAGO (1975). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Teasers and Trailers for CBS' Fall 2016 Pickups - STAR TREK, TRAINING DAY & More!
by Stage Tube - May 18, 2016

In 2016-2017, CBS will expand its comedy lineup, increasing the number of comedies from four to eight, compared to last fall, and programming two two-hour blocks on Mondays and Thursdays. Check out trailers below! (more...)

Resolution Games Announces it is one of the First to Commit to Bringing Games to Daydream, Google's Platform for High Performance Mobile VR
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

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Kevin James, Matt LeBlanc & More Set for CBS 2016-17 Primetime Lineup!
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

CBS today unveiled its 2016-2017 primetime lineup, featuring three new comedies, five new dramas and 21 returning series. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Michael Jeter in GRAND HOTEL, 1990
by Michael Dale - May 18, 2016

The beloved performer was battling addictions and had left the business when he was called to audition for Tommy Tune. (more...)

IN THE MOOD National Tour Kicks Off in Melbourne, Sept. 8
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Following their 2011 and 2013 sold out Australian tours, the brassy, all-singing-all-dancing-all-American celebration of Swing Jazz returns to our shores on a massive coast to coast run throughout September and into October. (more...)

Mobify Intros Mobile Customer Engagement Platform to Help Retailers Manage Fragmented Mobile Interactions
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

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Claybourne Elder, Gay Men's Chorus of Washington DC & More Set for Signature's Sizzlin' Summer Nights Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Virginia's Signature Theatre opens its' air-conditioned doors once again for the annual Sizzlin' Summer Nights Series. Two and a half weeks of live music and performances by Signature favorites, DC area stars, and some of New York's most exciting Broadway performers. The cabaret series runs July 5 through July 22, with a different performance every night. (more...)

The Invisible Dog to Present MINOR CHARACTER, 6/17-25
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The Invisible Dog will present MINOR CHARACTER, (June 17-25) by Brooklyn based theater company New Saloon. In this kaleidoscopic adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, a cast of 16 performers collage a century's worth of English translations - from the flowery 1916 version to Google Translate's profoundly nonsensical rendition - into one sprawling, intimate, quietly disastrous evening that culminates with an entirely new adaptation. (more...)

NJPAC to Host Richard Nader's 27th Annual Summer Doo Wop Concert, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is proud to present for the first time Richard Nader's 27th Annual Summer Doo Wop Concert. The Doo Wop stellar line up includes Charlie Thomas' DRIFTERS 'Save the Last Dance for Me' 'Under the Boardwalk', THE DUPREES 'You Belong To Me' 'Have You Heard', LOU CHRISTIE 'Lightnin' Strikes' 'Two Faces Have', SHIRLEY ALSTON REEVES, The original lead of THE SHIRELLES 'Soldier Boy' 'Mama Said', Jay Siegel's TOKENS'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' 'Portrait of My Love', Tommy Mara and THE CRESTS '16 Candles' 'The Angels Listened In' and special Guest LADD VANCE son of KENNY VANCE. This will be an afternoon of classic Doo Wop and 1950s rock 'n' roll at it's very best on Sunday, June 5th, 2016 at 3PM. Be sure to reserve your tickets at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722). (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes BRIGHT STAR Tony-Nominee Carmen Cusack; Listen HERE!
by Theater People Podcast - May 16, 2016

On Monday, May 16 the Theater People podcast welcomes BRIGHT STAR's Tony nominated leading lady, Carmen Cusack. (more...)

Melinda Doolittle Hosts Nashville High School Musical Theatre Awards
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 2016

Middle Tennessee's growing high school theater scene was in the spotlight over the weekend as Lipscomb University's Department of Theatre - under the direction of dance professor Kari Smith and dean of the College of Entertainment and the Arts Mike Fernandez - hosted the third annual Nashville High School Musical Theatre Awards. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Favorite Dressing Room Items of the BRIGHT STAR Cast
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - May 16, 2016

Today I'm addressing another excellent question from @JudyMolnar: 'What are some favorite items Bright Star cast members have in their dressing rooms? Show & tell.' (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Kathy Najimy & More Added to 2016 Lilly Awards Honoree List; Lupita Nyong'o, Gloria Steinem & More Will Present
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The 7th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, have added honorees to the special awards ceremony, including Tony Award-winner and 2016 Tony Award nominee Jessie Mueller, Kathy Najimy, Genne Murphy, Candis Jones, Rehana Lew Mirza, and the women of Waking the Feminists. They join previously announced honorees include Danai Gurira, Martha Plimpton, Kate Whoriskey, and Mia Katigbak. The Lilly Awards will be presented Monday, May 23, at the Signature Theatre (480 West 42nd St). (more...)

Ethiopian Funk-Rock Group Debo Band to Release ERE GOBEZ Album This Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

This Friday, May 20, 11-piece Ethiopian funk-rock group, Debo Band, releases their sophomore album, Ere Gobez. (more...)

Prepare for The Ensemblist's 5/22 Live Show with Greene, Krupin, Lyons, Some of Broadway's Best Singer/Songwriters
by Matt Tamanini - May 15, 2016

On Sunday, May 22nd at 8:15pm, 'The Ensemblist' podcast will be hosting a live show as part of the 2016 NYC Podfest. The only podcast that shows you Broadway from the inside out, will be featuring three Broadway singer-songwriters John Arthur Greene, Janet Krupin, and Douglas Lyons. (more...)

Baltimore & UK High Schools Partner to Present London Premiere of PROSPECT HIGH: BROOKLYN
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) and Education at Roundabout (Jennifer DiBella, Director of Education) are pleased to announce that Baltimore School for the Arts in the US and Showdown Theatre Arts in the UK will present the London premiere of PROSPECT HIGH: BROOKLYN. Written by Daniel Robert Sullivan and a team of New York City teenagers, Prospect High: Brooklyn was developed in partnership with Education at Roundabout and the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships. The play is in the midst of a Rolling World Premiere in 23 high school productions across the US, September 2015 - September 2016, but this will be the very first international production. The schools will present the play on June 4th at 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM. Tickets may be reserved by writing BoxOffice@TristanBatesTheatre.co.uk. Call 020 3841 6611 for more information. (more...)

ALLEGIANCE, SPRING AWAKENING, DEAR EVAN HANSEN & More Rise in the BroadwayWorld Awards; 16 Days to Vote!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Voting runs through May 31 for the 13th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards! Once again last year, hundreds of thousands of theatregoers and fans weighed in, breaking site traffic records and further solidifying the BroadwayWorld.com Awards place as the largest and most popular online Broadway polling event of its kind, open to all and with fully visible and audited results.  There's 16 days to go!   Check out the current standings below and click here to cast your vote! (more...)

The Actors Fund to Host 20th Anniversary Tony Awards Viewing Party
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Actors Fund will celebrate Broadway's Biggest Night at the 20th Anniversary Tony Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, June 12, 2016 (3:30-8:00pm) at the legendary Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.  (more...)

Community Theatre of Little Rock to Present ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, 6/3-19
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Community Theatre of Little Rock is pleased to conclude its 60th Season with our Summer Musical 'Annie Get Your Gun' by Irving Berlin. Show dates are June 3rd-5th, 10th-12th and 17th-19th to be held at The Studio Theatre, 320 West 7th Street in Downtown Little Rock. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
by Walter McBride - May 13, 2016

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, just celebrated six-time Tony Award winning actress, Audra McDonald with their 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 67th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special day below! (more...)

Lyme Disease Crisis, AIDS Walk & More Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)

Tony Bayliss, Scott Sutcliffe & More to Join Drew Gasparini at St. James Studio
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Crow and Elk Productions will present Drew Gasparini Live in Concert at St. James Theatre on Saturday 28th May 2016 at 8:00pm.  (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE DONKEY SHOW - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DISCO in London
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?Award winning comedian, Vikki Stone (Oberon/Mia) is joined by Siobhan Athwal (Dmitri/Vinnie), Bronte Barbe (Helen/Vinnie), Melissa Bayern (Tytania/Sander), Natalie Chua (Disco Girl), Samuel Fogell (DJ Hernando/Cobweb), James Gillan (Lady Puck), Dominique Kinisky (Peaseblossom), Nyron Levy (Moth), Adrian Martel (Mustardseed), Harry Morley (Fidget) and Jessica Spalis (Rico Suave) to complete the cast for The Donkey Show.  (more...)

Ilene Graff & Ben Lanzarone Set for Broadway at Birdland Concert Series, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series has announced that Grammy-nominated recording artist, television and Broadway star Ilene Graff, along with her husband, ASCAP-Award winning musical director Ben Lanzarone, will present their big band show "It's Better With A Band!" on the Birdland stage Monday, June 13, 2016 at 7 PM. For tickets, call 212-581-3080 or go to birdlandjazz.com. (more...)

Eliane Elias, A Sophisticated Reunion and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for May 23-29, featuring Eliane Elias, A Sophisticated Reunion: Terri Klausner, Valerie Pettiford and Ty Stephens, Bill O'Connell and the Latin Jazz All-Stars, and more.  (more...)

Andrew Rannells, James Lecesne, Ravi Coltrane and More Coming to Birdland This June
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its June 2016 schedule, featuring: Bill Charlap Trio, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Mike Stern and Bill Evans Quartet, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ravi Coltrane, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Birdland Big Band, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. (more...)

BWW Blog: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Ben Rappaport- Back To School In a Harnick and Bock Way
by Guest Blogger: Ben Rappaport - May 13, 2016

'God, Ben. We get it, we get it. Arts in school blah blah blah.' I know, I know, but I have to piggyback on last week and tell you about what I got to witness this week. (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals to Honor Chita Rivera at Summer 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to announce that legendary performer Chita Rivera will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. (more...)

Comedy Duo Cheech & Chong to Make Treasure Island Debut, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

 Reunited stoner-hippie comedy duo Cheech & Chong bring their hilariously irreverent satire to Treasure Island June 24 at 9 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - David Schwimmer Stars in AMC's News Series FEED THE BEAST
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

AMC today released an extended trailer from the network's upcoming original series FEED THE BEAST, now premiering on Sunday, June 5th at 10pm ET/PT. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Peter Gallagher Returns for 3rd Installment of CENTER STAGE: ON POINTE, Premiering 6/25
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

Time to get your dancing shoes on for the third installment of the Center Stage franchise with the world premiere of Lifetime's original movie, CENTER STAGE: ON POINTE, premiering Saturday, June 25 at 8pm ET/PT. (more...)

Ladyhawke Drops Summer Dancefloor Jam 'Let It Roll'
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Following her award-winning self-titled breakout album in 2008 and Anxiety in 2012, Ladyhawke aka Pip Brown is back with her third studio album Wild Things released June 3 via Polyvinyl Records. (more...)

Destination America to Premiere New Competition Series SMOKED, 6/1
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

Rivalries abound in the cutthroat world of competition BBQ, where reputation and respect ride on one perfectly glazed rib or one lip-smacking bite of brisket. Whether friendly foes or full-on nemeses, the one thing every pitmaster can agree on: nothing settles the score like a cook off! (more...)

HOPE AND GO SEEK Book Makes Healthy Eating Fun for Kids
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Parents do their best to raise healthy kids, however building healthy eating habits isn't easy. With the launch of HopeAndGoSeek, parents of 3-to-9-year-old kids can have another powerful tool in their arsenal. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Conclude 56th Season with Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) concludes its 56th season with the two-time Tony award-winning musical, American Idiot, directed and choreographed by Alex Perez, who returns to CCCT following his acclaimed Bay Area premiere production of The Addams Family, with music direction by Kevin Roland, who helmed CCCT's recent productions of The Secret Garden and The Sound of Music. American Idiot plays from June 10 through July 17; performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm at the theatre. (more...)

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