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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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Kara Lindsay and Nicolas Dromard To Star in MARY POPPINS at North Carolina Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 9, 2016

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional theatre producing Broadway musical revivals, is thrilled to announce the cast of its upcoming summer production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS. Leading the cast in her North Carolina Theatre debut is Broadway sensation Kara Lindsay as everyone's favorite nanny, 'Mary Poppins' alongside Nicolas Dromard. NC native Eric Woodall is set to direct with choreography by Ryan Kasprzak. NC Theatre's production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins will play July 26-31, 2016 at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. (more...)

Mission to (dit)Mars to Present ALL SYSTEMS GO MISSION 4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Mission to (dit)Mars, a theatre arts collective serving Queens artists, is thrilled to announce All Systems Go: Mission 4 as the final event for the LAUNCH PAD Reading Series this year.   This free play reading will be held at the Astoria Performing Arts Center at 30-34 Crescent Street in Astoria, Queens on Monday, June 20th at 7pm. (more...)

Riant Theatre Announces 2016 Pioneer of the Arts Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director), a nonprofit theatre supporting playwrights and theatremakers of diverse cultural backgrounds, is holding the Launch Party for its annual Strawberry One-Act and Theatre Festival on Saturday, June 25, 2016, 3pm at the Poet's Den Theatre (309 East 108th Street, NYC). The evening will include the presentation of 2016 Pioneer of the Arts Award For Outstanding Achievement In Television and Theatre to the Emmy-winning stage, film and TV actor Joe Morton, Tony Nominee and eight time AUDELCO Award winner, Andre De Shields, the acclaimed Broadway and television actress Barbara Montgomery, and multiple Grammy Award winner, Broadway musical director and arranger Chapman Roberts. A reception with food, drinks and dancing will follow. Tickets ($50 before June 15th; $60 after that date) are available through The Riant Theatre's website (www.therianttheatre.com) and by calling the box office at 646-623-3488. They can also be purchased (cash only) at the door. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jason Robert Brown's PARADE at Drama Learning Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Drama Learning Center's professional training company for emerging young artists will present the period musical drama Parade from June 10-18, 2016. (more...)

Cast Announced for Black Button Eyes' AMOUR at Athenaeum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

?Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to present the Chicago premiere of the Tony Award-nominated musical AMOUR, with music by Michel Legrand, directed by Ed Rutherford, music direction by Nick Sula and choreography by Derek Van Barham. AMOUR will play September 2 - October 8, 2016 at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at amourchicago.com or by calling (773) 935-6875. The press opening is Saturday, September 3 at 7:30 pm.   (more...)

The Friday 5 (On Thursday): THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE's Samuel & Smith
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 9, 2016

Nashville's summer theater season continues its fast clip with tonight's opening of the blockbuster musical Thoroughly Modern Millie at The Larry Keeton Theatre in Donelson. Running through June 25, the tap-happy musical features Keeton favorite Stella London in the title role of Millie Delmount, with Austin Jeffrey Smith and Tyler Samuel playing Jimmy and Miss Dorothy, respectively. (more...)

Scoop: MASTERS OF ILLUSION on THE CW - Friday, July 1, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 9, 2016

Get all the scoop on MASTERS OF ILLUSION, airing on THE CW on Friday, July 1, 2016! (more...)

Adam Pascal to Teach Exclusive Masterclass in Montreal This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

?Broadway veteran and Tony Award nominee, Adam Pascal (RENT, Aida, Memphis, Disaster) will hold an exclusive masterclass in Montreal for local performers on August 10, 2016. During the workshop, 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...)

42ND STREET Tour Cast Members Set for Benefit Cabaret in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

?The music of songwriter NYC based composer Noel Katz, 'Things We Do For Love' a comedic take on love in the modern age will be presented at The Gardenia Restaurant and Lounge (7066 Santa Monica Blvd, LA, CA, 90038) on Monday, June 13 at 7pm and 9pm featuring cast members from the current national tour of '42nd Street with proceeds benefiting Friends of Runyon Canyon, a 501(c)(3). www.friendsofrunyoncanyon.org (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: How Does She Handle Eight-Hour, Two-Show Days as Mary Tyrone? Jessica Lange Explains the Power of O'Neill
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2016

She has taken on the Golden Globes, the Emmys and the SAG Awards. Now Jessica Lange is coming for her Tony! As the troubled matriarch of the Tyrone family, her performance in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT has earned her a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play. Watch below as she explains why the role is so rewarding and why the production is perfect alchemy. (more...)

Second Season of Starz's POWER Out Next Week on Blu-ray & DVD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT gears up for the much-anticipated release of the Starz Original series POWER: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON on Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday, June 14th. (more...)

La MaMa & Columbia Stages to Present BABY FAT: ACT I
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

La MaMa, presents in association with Columbia Stages the world premiere advance staging of BABY FAT: Act I, a Screeching Weasel Rock Opera. BABY FAT: Act I boasts music and lyrics by Ben Weasel of Screeching Weasel ("Cool Kids") and libretto by Ben Weasel (after Victor Hugo and Francesco Maria Piave). Michael Scholar, Jr. (The Black Rider) directs this November Theatre production, scheduled for a strictly limited engagement at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre at 66 East 4th Street, NYC from July 21 - July 23. (more...)

Dixon Place's HYPERBOLIC! (THE LAST SPECTACLE) Begins in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Dixon Place's new commission of Monstah Black's HYPERBOLIC! (The Last Spectacle), a genre-crossing, provocative work is the centerpiece of the 2016 HOT! Festival, the 25th annual celebration of LGBTQ culture.  The production will open on Friday, July 8th at 7:30 pm and will six performances only: July 8th,  July 9th, July 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd at 7:30 pm at Dixon Place (161 Chrystie Street) during the world's  longest running LGBTQ performance festival.  Tickets for HYPERBOLIC! (The Last Spectacle) are  $19 in advance, $22 at the door, $15 students / seniors / ID NYC and can be purchased by visiting www.dixonplace.org or by calling (866)-811-4111. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Contra Costa Civic Theatre's AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 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...)

John Dewey to Lead Bucks County Playhouse's Hunter Foster-Helmed BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Bucks County Playhouse is proud to present its second production of the summer season, the high-energy Rock & Roll musical "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" directed by Tony nominee Hunter Foster with choreography by Lorin Latarro. This show has been seen by over 22 million people world-wide, and is hailed as the most successful rock musical of all time. (more...)

Tickets to JERSEY BOYS at Boston Opera House on Sale 6/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Broadway In Boston announced today that tickets for the Tony, Grammy and Oliver Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, will go on sale to the public this Sunday, June 12, 2016.  JERSEY BOYS will perform a limited two week engagement at the Boston Opera House October 4-16, 2016 and is part of the 2016/2017 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

42ND STREET National Tour Plays Dallas & Fort Worth This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET will celebrate a 2 week engagement at the Music Hall at Fair Park with a sparkling new production, June 28 - July 10 presented by Dallas Summer Musicals. This high-octane tour will then head to Fort Worth, where it will play at Bass Performance Hall July 12-17, presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. 42nd STREET will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award winning Best Revival. (more...)

BWW Interview: Assistant Director Tommy Heller and ALMOST, MAINE at Theatre UCF
by Libby Champion - Jun 7, 2016

Tommy Heller has wanted to work in theatre ever since he can remember. “When I was six I saw a production of “The Christmas Carol” where I grew up in Long Island and I was totally entranced by the whole thing. That's when I knew – I just knew that theatre was going to be my thing.” Heller says. Heller is chasing those dreams by working on his BA in Theatre Studies the University of Central Florida (UCF) in his junior year. He'd one day like to be a theatre director or a screenwriter, and he recently assistant directed Theatre UCF's production of Almost, Maine running through June 11 in UCF's Black Box theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Opens at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Last night, Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS recently had its press night at Trafalgar Studios. His third play, The Spoils originally ran Off-Broadway in 2015 at The Pershing Square Signature Center. The London production stars Eisenberg, Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Katie Brayben(Beautiful - The Carole King Musical), Annapurna Sriram (Billions) and Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), and plays until August 13. It's directed by The New Group's Scott Elliott. To book tickets, call 0844 871 7632 or visit atgtickets.com (more...)

FROZEN Triplets? Disney Casting For Third Live Production of The Animated Hit
by Michael Dale - Jun 7, 2016

A Disney Cruise Line show will join the upcoming Broadway production and the recently opened Disneyland Resort attraction. (more...)

Fulton Theatre's FOOTLOOSE Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre presents the energetic Footloose: The Musical as its grand finale of the 2015/2016 season through July 17. The rousing and affecting production features a score that has transcended generations with Billboard-topping songs such as "Footloose," "Holding Out for a Hero," "Let's Hear It For The Boy," "Almost Paradise," and more!   (more...)

Photo Coverage: The 2016 Tony Nominees Celebrate One Last Time Before Sunday!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jun 7, 2016

The Tony Awards are only days away, and the nominees gathered one final time last night for the Tony Honors Cocktail Party. Check out photos from the red carpet below! (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...)

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...)

Tonight's the Night! Complete Guide to Our Tonys Coverage - All You Need to Know; Nominees, Schedule & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2016

It's almost here! The 2016 Tony Awards will air on CBS tonight, June 12 at 8pm and as usual, BroadwayWorld.com will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tonys Day, Night and Beyond! (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...)

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST at Woodstock Opera House Marks Comeback for Actor Battling Mental Illness
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2016

When the stage production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest opens June 17 at the Woodstock Opera House in Woodstock, IL, it marks not only a staging of one of the true classics in American theatre but also the triumph of one man's personal battle with mental illness. (more...)

Manie Jackson Joins COUNTRY SPECTACULAR at Carnival City this June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2016

The incredibly popular Manie Jackson has joined the line-up of the huge COUNTRY SPECTACULAR at Carnival City's Big Top Arena on 18 Junie. This year, COUNTRY SPECTACULAR boasts more than 14 top artists on one stage, promising yet another delightful country music experience. (more...)

Maryland Ensemble Theatre Presents CARRIE: THE MUSICAL This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2016

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) begins its 2015/16 MET-X summer season with "Carrie: the Musical", based on the novel by Stephen King, music by Michael Gore, lyrics by Dean Pitchford, book by Lawrence D. Cohen-running June 23rd to July 2nd at 31 West Patrick Street in Frederick, MD.  (more...)

It's Only A Day Away! Complete Guide to BWW's Tonys Coverage - All You Need to Know; Nominees, Schedule & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 11, 2016

Tomorrow, tomorrow! The 2016 Tony Awards will air on CBS tomorrow night, June 12 at 8pm and as usual, BroadwayWorld.com will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tonys Day, Night and Beyond! (more...)

Alexandra Silber, Freddy Cole and More Set for Birdland, Week of 6/20!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for June 20-26, featuring Alexandra Silber, Freddy Cole, Pucci Amanda Jhones and more! (more...)

Osibisa Legend Gregg Kofi Brown Releases Autobiography & New CD Anthology 'Rock 'n' Roll And UFOs'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Gregg Kofi-Brown is best known for his work with seminal African funk rock pioneers Osibisa. who were one of the first, if not THE first African band to achieve popular success in the West. (more...)

The Skivvies, Nicolette Robinson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Tickets to WICKED at PPAC on Sale 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and Providence's most popular musical, will return to the Providence Performing Arts Center, September 21 - October 8, 2016. In Providence, WICKED is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series. (more...)

VIDEO: Dave Franco Talks Making 'The Masterpiece' with Brother James Franco
by - Jun 10, 2016

Dave Franco talks about making the new film The Masterpiece with his brother James Franco, which follows the making of Tommy Wiseau's 'The Room'. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2016 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 10, 2016

The 70th Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 12th at 8/9c hosted by James Corden. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize. (more...)

The First-Timers Club: Hats Off to the New Tony Nominees of 2016!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Jun 10, 2016

From royalty, to rockers; revolutionaries to refugees- check out who's new to the Tony block this year, below! (more...)

Get Ready for Sunday! Complete Guide to BWW's Tonys Coverage - All You Need to Know; Nominees, Schedule & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 10, 2016

The 2016 Tony Awards will air on CBS on Sunday night, June 12 at 8pm and as usual, BroadwayWorld.com will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tonys Day, Night and Beyond! (more...)

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