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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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Broadway's D'Vorah Bailey returns to The Metropolitan Room with WISHFUL THINKING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2017

Broadway singer and actress D'Vorah Bailey returns with her solo cabaret show, Wishful Thinking, at The Metropolitan Room on Saturday, April 29 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Announcing the 2017-18 Broadway Sacramento Season at the Community Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

California Musical Theatre announced the 2017-18 Broadway Sacramento season at the Community Center Theater, featuring four shows not previously presented in the series and two that are favorites of Broadway Sacramento audiences. The season features Sacramento premieres of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, Something Rotten!, Finding Neverland, and An American in Paris. Returning shows are The Book of Mormon and Jersey Boys. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for WAR PAINT
by Walter McBride - Apr 7, 2017

Starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, War Paint tells the remarkable story of cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein (LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Ebersole), who defined beauty standards for the first half of the 20th Century. Brilliant innovators with humble roots, both women were masters of self-invention who sacrificed everything to become the country's first major female entrepreneurs. They were also fierce competitors, whose 50-year tug-of-war would give birth to an industry that would forever change the face of America. From Fifth Avenue society to the halls of Congress, their intense rivalry was ruthless, relentless and legendary-pushing both women to build international empires in a world dominated by men. (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway in ELLA CENTURY and More Coming Up at Birdland This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for April 17-April 23, featuring Ann Hampton Callaway in 'Ella Century,' Clint Holmes, Matt Baker and the Trio - The Live at Birdland DVD Release Party with Special Guest Veronica Swift, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Shea's to Say 'Willkommen' to CABARET This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present, direct from Broadway, the national tour of SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET, playing April 25-30, 2017 for eight performances at Shea's Buffalo Theatre as part of the M&T Bank 2016-17 Broadway Series. (more...)

K.Flay Releases 'Every Where Is Some Where' Album Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Rising star K.Flay today released her highly anticipated new album Every Where Is Some Where via Night Street / Interscope Records. (more...)

BWW Review: Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Battle Over American Women in WAR PAINT
by Michael Dale - Apr 7, 2017

The recently completed Off-Broadway run of Penelope Skinner's fictional dramatic comedy LINDA embraced the efforts of a 55-year-old feminist of the cosmetics industry who fought to have her company's products promoted in a way that recognized the beauty of all women rather than exploit their fears of not achieving society's beauty standards. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES' Dan Domenech to Star as 'Che' in EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival announced today that Broadway, film and television actor Dan Domenech will star as Che in Evita this summer at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. The production opens the Festival's 26th season. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, April 22, 2017
by - Apr 6, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, April 22, 2017! (more...)

The Dance Cartel to Bring Energy-Busting Experience ONTHEFLOOR to OBERON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) second stage and club theater venue, presents ONTHEFLOOR, created and performed by The Dance Cartel. Performances will be held on Thursday, April 27 and Friday, April 28 at OBERON, 2 Arrow St, Cambridge. (more...)

BAFTA Nominee Richard Digance Shares Songs and Laughter at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Ease those back to work blues with the hilariously funny Richard Digance on Sunday 23 April at the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch. (more...)

Scoop: TRAINING DAY on CBS - Saturday, April 29, 2017
by TV Scoop - Apr 6, 2017

Get all the scoop on TRAINING DAY, airing on CBS on Saturday, April 29, 2017! (more...)

BWW Interview: A Desire To Be the Absolute Best We Can: MSMT Launches Its 2017 Season
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Apr 6, 2017

'At the end of last summer I told myself that we were not going to try to top the 2016 season. I was going to think of 2017 as a completely separate and unique adventure, but the end result is that we are already topping our previous metrics in terms of ticket sales.' The speaker, Curt Dale Clark, Maine State Music Theatre's energetic and charismatic Artistic Director, is reflecting on the sold out 2016 season which garnered the company lavish critical and audience acclaim and made an MSMT ticket one of the hottest items in the region. (more...)

Georgia Engel, Michael Mulheren and More Join Broadway-Bound ROMAN HOLIDAY at SHN; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Producers Paul Blake and Mike Bosner, in conjunction with San Francisco's SHN, announced the complete cast today for the pre-Broadway world premiere engagement of ROMAN HOLIDAY - The Cole Porter Musical, the new musical premiering as part of SHN's 2016-2017 Season this summer. (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery for $25 Seats in Minneapolis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced that a day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held forWICKED, which is returning to the Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) with performances from Wednesday, April 12-Sunday, May 14 as part of the 2016-2017 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season (more...)

Tommy Koenig's BABY BOOMER BABY to Play PGA Arts Center This Spring
by Carol Kassie - Apr 6, 2017

Comedy Central/National Lampoon star Tommy Koenig's show Baby Boomer Baby's well received and successful run at the Plaza Theatre in 2016 prompted PGA Arts Center producers Dana Matthow and Philip Roger Roy to approach the multi-talented actor/comedian about returning to South Florida for a limited engagement at their newly opened Palm Beach Gardens theatre.   (more...)

Neil LaBute's REASONS TO BE PRETTY HAPPY, Jocelyn Bioh's 'SCHOOL GIRLS' Highlight MCC Theater's 31st Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

MCC Theater has announced its five-show 31st Season. The new season - which adds a fifth production to MCC's usual four-show season - boasts an exciting mix of World and New York Premieres from artists both familiar and new to MCC audiences - each fulfilling MCC's longtime commitment to bold, risk-taking works from the most vital voices working in theater today. (more...)


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Poway OnStage Presents THE DOO WOP PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Tracing the history of vocal music in the United States from the 1950s through today The Doo Wop Project brings five-part harmony to Poway OnStage for one-night-only, April 29, 2017. (more...)

Lizzo, Har Mar Superstar to Headline Hazelfest's 5th Anniversary Event
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

For its fifth anniversary, HazelFest has booked rising star Lizzo to headline what has become a one-of-a-kind highlight in Minnesota's summer concert calendar. (more...)

New Stars to Tie the Knot in TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

After hosting over 10,000 wedding crashers since opening in September 2016, one of Chicago's longest-running smash-hit shows, Tony n' Tina's Wedding, has announced new cast members joining the wedding party, including Concetta Rose as 'Tina.' Rose has been a member of the Tony n' Tina's family for the past 12 years, both in New York City as well as on the National Tour. (more...)

Scoop: TRAINING DAY on CBS - Saturday, May 6, 2017
by TV Scoop - Apr 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on TRAINING DAY, airing on CBS on Saturday, May 6, 2017! (more...)

Alice Ripley Among Distinguished Women to Be Honored at TACT's 2017 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

TACT has announced the 2017 Spring Gala will honor Alice Ripley, Theresa Rebeck, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Nelle Nugent, four distinguished women of the theatre. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, April 29, 2017
by - Apr 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, April 29, 2017! (more...)

JAG Productions Presents August Wilson's FENCES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

JAG Productions will present August Wilson's Fences later this month at the Woodstock Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock, Vermont.  Previews begin April 27, 2017 and performances run through May 7, 2017. (more...)

Sally Olson's Carpenters Tribute Concert Set for The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Acclaimed Karen Carpenter sound-alike and look-alike Sally Olson will appear in concert on Saturday, April 29 at 9:30 pm at the famed Triad Theatre on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The show will include signature covers and hits by the Carpenters, such as 'We've Only Just Begun,' '(They Long To Be) Close To You,' 'Rainy Days and Mondays,' 'Superstar,' and more. (more...)

Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE to Lounge a Little Longer at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Due to incredible demand, La Jolla Playhouse announces a week-long extension for its world-premiere production of Escape to Margaritaville, now scheduled to run May 9 - June 25. Individual tickets for the show went on sale to the public Sunday, March 26, shattering box office records. (more...)

New Georges to Present 'Works On Water' Series This June at 3LD Art & Technology Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

New Georges will continue their 25th Anniversary Season by presenting the World Premiere of (NOT) WATER by Sheila Callaghan, directed by Daniella Topol as part of Works On Water, a month-long, multi-disciplinary art event that presents multiple artistic perspectives on water in a global context, at the 3LD Art & Technology Center (80 Greenwich Street) June 5-30, 2017. (more...)

TPAC Launches 2017-18 Season With New Dan Fogelberg Musical PART OF THE PLAN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 12, 2017

Fun Home, Waitress and An American in Paris headline the 2017-18 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC Series, which leads off with the world premiere of a new musical in development - Part of the Plan, an original musical written by Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris and featuring songs from the catalog of famed singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Extends Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced, following critical acclaim and popular demand, a one-week extension for The Profane, the world premiere of a new play by Horton Foote Prize winner Zayd Dohrn (Sick, Reborning) and directed by Kip Fagan (Grand Concourse at Playwrights, Exit Strategy). (more...)

Overture Center for the Arts 2017/18 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Overture announced its 2017/18 Broadway and Overture Presents season, which features over 100 performances which have collectively garnered more than 25 Tony Awards® and 15 Grammys® and include Madison debuts, international stars and return favorites. (more...)

BWW Preview: ETHYLS ALCOHOL AND FOOD on the UES for a Cool 70s Vibe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Ethyl's Alcohol & Food is a wild ride back into 1970s New York City that injects new life into the Upper East Side restaurant scene with great food, drink and entertainment. (more...)

The Beach Boys Band to Bring Good Vibrations to The Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Beach Boys Band has announced its popular show The Beach Boys Story will be rolling into The Epstein Theatre on Friday 19th May. (more...)

Chisa Hutchinson's SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Finds Full Company at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

As previously announced, Second Stage Theatre will begin the 2017 Uptown Series with the world premiere of Chisa Hutchinson's SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER, directed by MAY ADRALES. (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet Nikita Burshteyn: Bay Area's Rising Star Sets Sights on Broadway  
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Nikita Burshteyn, 22, is an award-winning actor who's making a name for himself in the San Francisco Bay Area, and not just because he's got a tricky name to pronounce. When he played Judas in 'Jesus Christ Superstar' at STAGE 1 Theater in Newark, Linda and Nick Hodges of BroadwayWorld.com raved: 'The show should be renamed 'Nikita Burshteyn Superstar.' The theater should be filled with talent agents waiting to give him an offer.' When he played Tony in 'West Side Story' at Broadway by the Bay in Redwood City, Joanne Engelhardt of the Palo Alto Daily News gushed: 'With Tom Cruise-good looks and an angelic voice, Burshteyn is the real deal.' And when he did his San Francisco cabaret act, 'Livin' Nikita Loca,' Richard Connema of Talkin' Broadway compared his 'full-throated voice and flawless phrasing' to Jonathan Groff's. (more...)

Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine Star in New Comedy GOING IN STYLE, Now In Theaters
by Movies News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Oscar winners Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”), Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules,” “Hannah and Her Sisters”) and Alan Arkin (“Little Miss Sunshine”) team up as lifelong buddies (more...)

The Nash Summer Workshops Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Jazz musicians, students and enthusiasts are invited to hang out at The Nash this summer, jam with other students, learn new techniques, or try out different styles of jazz. From bop to brass, guitar to vocals, the popular jazz club will be buzzing as musicians work with instructors in a wide range of classes and workshops.   (more...)

MISS SAIGON To Land In Manchester As Part Of A New UK And Ireland Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

???????Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce principal casting and further dates for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of his acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON, the show will land at Manchester Palace Theatre from 21 March - 12 May 2018, with tickets going on sale on 18 May. www.miss-saigon.com (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 11th, 2017 - Norm Lewis Slays in SWEENEY TODD and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 11, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Norm Lewis and Carolee Carmello slay Off-Broadway in SWEENEY TODD this evening! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 4/4/2017 - 4/11/2017
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 4/4/2017 - 4/11/2017. (more...)

Sooha Kim, Red Concepcion, and More Announced for MISS SAIGON UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce principal casting and further dates for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of his acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON, opening at Curve Leicester where it will play from Saturday 1 July - Saturday 22 July 2017. (more...)

Principal casting confirmed for MISS SAIGON at Edinburgh's Festival Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 11, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce principal casting and further dates for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of his acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON, opening at Curve Leicester on 1 July 2017, with dates at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh in January 2018. (more...)

Billy Porter, Kristine Nielsen, Shoshana Bean & More Earn Elliot Norton Nominations; Diane Paulus Receives Prize for Sustained Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Two dozen nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA), with winners to be revealed at the 35th Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7 PM, at Huntington Theatre Company's BU Theatre.   (more...)

M&M'S Unveils New Advertising For Marvel Studios' GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
by Movies News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Mars Chocolate North America announced the continuation of their collaboration with Marvel and unveiled a new commercial and merchandise to promote the anticipated release of Marvel Studios' 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2,' whichpremieres in theatres on May 5, 2017. (more...)

Betty Buckley to Be Feted for Artistic Achievement at The Actors Fund's 2017 Tonys Viewing Party
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

The Actors Fund will celebrate Broadway's Biggest Night at the 21st Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party honoring Tony Award-winning actress and recording artist Betty Buckley on Sunday, June 11, 2017 in Los Angeles. (more...)

DUAF presents Karen Ludwig's WHERE WAS I?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF), an annual multi-disciplinary arts event -- with cultural offerings in theater, film, music and poetry -- presented in various downtown Manhattan venues, kicked off on Saturday, April 8th with a sold-out concert from legendary chart-topper Lisa Lisa ("I Wonder If I Take You Home," "Can You Feel the Beat," "All Cried Out," "Head to Toe," "Lost in Emotion") at Joe's Pub at The Public. (more...)

New Musical MY 80-YEAR-OLD BOYFRIEND Closes MRT's Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) will wrap up its 2016-17 Season with the delightful new musical "My 80-Year-Old Boyfriend," based on the true story of performer Charissa Bertels. The show chronicles the unlikely friendship between twenty-something actress Charissa and eighty-something millionaire Milton, featuring a book and lyrics by Christian Duhamel, and music and lyrics by Edward Bell. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre to Roll the Dice in GUYS & DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, wraps up their 6th Season - A Season of Classic Broadway Shows - with the American classic Broadway musical Guys and Dolls. (more...)

VIDEO: Newsies Forever! NEWSIES Movie Gets Digital Release Date
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Newsies forever, second to none! Disney Theatrical Productions, along with former Newsies cast members Jack Sippel, Tommy Bracco, Iain Young, and Jordan Samuels, have just announced that the live Fathom production of Newsies will be released digitally on May 23 in a special video below! (more...)

Breaking News: Marc Kudisch, Christopher Sieber, Felicia Finley, Mark Linn-Baker & More Join the Muny's 99th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Following its initial casting announcement, The Muny announced today additional principal casting for its spectacular 99th season. This star-packed group includes a mixture of some of the brightest names from stage and screen, with many making their Muny debut this summer. (more...)

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