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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
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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...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Today, January 7, 2017
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Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on today, January 7, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, January 14, 2017
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Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, January 14, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, January 21, 2017! (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...)

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals for THE DOPPEL GANG at Tristan Bates Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Doppel Gang, a new comedy by Dominic Hedges, explores the wild wit of iconic comedy giants The Marx Brothers. Presented by Just Some Theatre Company, The Doppel Gang has generous helpings of British humour and humility. (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...)

'Do You Want to Work in Baseball?' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Author Bill Geivett, with more than 28 years of experience in professional baseball as a player, scout, and front office executive, takes the reader on a trip that is part steps to acquire that first baseball job, part personal insights and stories, and part mentorship in Scouting and Player Development. (more...)

Alexei Ratmansky's THE FAIRY'S KISS, Headed to Miami City Ballet, Set for Guggenheim's 'Works & Process' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

On Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3:00pm and 7:30pm and Monday, January 30, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with acclaimed choreographer Alexei Ratmansky and excerpts of his ballet The Fairy's Kiss set to premiere at Miami City Ballet this winter. (more...)

BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at Overture Center Surprises
by Scott Rawson - Jan 5, 2017

I thought, 'Big Whoop'. I never had any desire to see this show. First, it's Frankie Valli, how tough could his life really be, big star, where's the conflict? Secondly, and more importantly, I know this music. I certainly did not want to see it performed in the classical musical theater operatic style. I could be in for a very long night. (more...)

Dwight Yoakam Returns to Indian Ranch 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Indian Ranch announced that Dwight Yoakam will return to Webster, MA on Sunday, August 13, 2017. Tickets go on-sale Friday, January 13, 2017 at 10 AM at www.indianranch.com. (more...)

Comedian Sunda Croonquist Performs December 2016 Shows at Tropicana Las Vegas Laugh Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Comedian / television personality Sunda Croonquist (center) was greeted by fellow New Jersey-born comic Tommy Savitt aka The Tommy Lama (left)  during her recent six-day holiday season engagement at  the  Tropicana Las Vegas Laugh Factory  where she performed with veteran comedy writer/television producer Allan Stephen(right).   (more...)

Emily Wade Adams to Tribute Amy Winehouse at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Emily Wade Adams in her own Amy Winehouse tribute show on February 1. (more...)

CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE MUSICAL Set for Sexy Pop-Up Premiere in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Following two sold-out engagements in Los Angeles, Cruel Intentions: The Musical, a new stage adaptation of Roger Kumble's 1999 cult hit film developed by Jordan Ross and Lindsey Rosin, will make its New York premiere next month in a Pop-Up engagement at (Le) Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street), for three performances only - February 11, 13 & 14, 2017. (more...)

Tommy Murphy's STRANGERS IN BETWEEN Returns To King's Head Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 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 04 February. (more...)

Entertain and Dine: A BRONX TALE and Chazz Palminteri Ristorante Italiano
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 4, 2017

We pair 'A Bronx Tale' at the Longacre Theatre with the prix fixe special at the Chazz Palminteri Ristorante Italiano. (more...)

Marcus Roberts Trio to Make Miller Theatre Jazz Series Debut This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues its 2016-17 Jazz series with the Marcus Roberts Trio - featuring Marcus Roberts, piano; Rodney Jordan, bass; and Jason Marsalis, drums - on Saturday, February 4, 2017, 8:00 p.m. at the Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street).  (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Music by Obie Winner Heather Christian, to Launch New Year at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Folger Theatre continues its celebrated 25th anniversary season with As You Like It, one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, this classic tale filled with love, laughter, and mistaken identity features original songs composed by Heather Christian and dances by Alexandra Beller. As You Like It is on stage from January 24 through March 5, 2017. (more...)

The House Theatre of Chicago Announces New Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The House Theatre of Chicago is proud to announce the addition of seven new artists to the critically-acclaimed and award-winning company.  The new Company Members include Kara Davidson, Elana Elyce, Ben Hertel, Derek Matson, Matthew Muñiz, Ericka Ratcliff and Vanessa Stalling. (more...)

IN THE MOOD A 1940's Musical Review Comes to Morris Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

IN THE MOOD, the show that celebrates America's Greatest Generation through the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and other idols of the 1940s, is coming to the Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend, on Saturday, February 18, 2017, with two performances at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  (more...)

Rag Lady Productions Tackles Aging with Humor in THE GEEZE & ME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? The Geeze & Me is a musical production about the aging process, upsides and down. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Presents PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Mad Cow Theatre is delighted to announce the cast and creative team for Steve Martin's uproariously offbeat comedy Picasso at the Lapin Agile, which will take the Harriett stage Jan. 20, 2017 as the fourth production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 20. (more...)

BWW Blog: Bob Marks - Finding Music That Suits You
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - Jan 3, 2017

Just as you would build a wardrobe, with varied outfits for different occasions and temperatures, your music repertoire book needs to feature a diverse selection of pieces to show you can handle different sorts of singing demands. Not every song can (or should be) a show-stopper, full of dramatic heft and long, sustained high notes at the top of your range. Sometimes, it's more important to demonstrate naturalness and vulnerability, or show that you understand the needs of a very specific musical style. It's valuable to have many different kinds of songs in your "toolbox" to exhibit the full scope of your strengths.  (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...)

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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