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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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Tommy Koenig to Flash Back Through Time & Music in BABY BOOMER BABY at Herberger Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Comedy Central and National Lampoon star Tommy Koenig's one man "'musicomedy' - a flashback through our times and the music that defined them - Baby Boomer Baby comes to the Herberger Theater Center from Feb. 2-26. (more...)

Danny Howard Curates 'Fire Beats Vol 2' - Nothing Else Matters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

BBC Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard presents the second of his curated Fire Beats EPs on his new label, Nothing Else Matters. The EP features 4 tracks selected by Danny, from a selection of up and coming and more established artists. (more...)

Christmas Village Guide to 2016 Season with New Events, Carousel, Events, Lantern Parade and Vendor List
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Christmas Village in Philadelphia presented by NRG will relocate in 2016 and transform Philadelphia's City Hall (1400 JFK Boulevard) into a traditional, open-air German Christmas Market, open daily between Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24, 2016 and Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, 2016. (more...)

The Poetry Project Announces 50th Anniversary and New Initiatives
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The Poetry Project, the legendary downtown mecca for working poets and experimental artists since the days of Ginsberg and Ferlinghetti, will celebrate its 50th anniversary with two landmark events. (more...)

Dove Cameron, Maddie Baillio & More Participate in Today's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Press Call
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 21, 2016

Today, BWW participated in a special HAIRSPRAY LIVE! conference call featuring four of the 'nicest kids in town,' including Dove Cameron (Disney's 'Descendants'), Garrett Clayton (Disney's 'Teen Beach' Franchise), Ephraim Sykes (Hamilton on Broadway) and 20-year-old newcomer Maddie Baillio (more...)

Jasmine Cephas Jones, Megan Hilty, Adrienne Truscott and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running November 23 - December 4, 2016. Scroll down for details!  (more...)

New Literature From Europe Festival features Salman Rushdie, Jhumpa Lahiri and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The New Literature from Europe Festival, New York City's top European literary event, returns in its 13th year to present best-selling, award-winning, and emerging authors from across the continent. The four-day festival welcomes more than 40 authors, journalists, poets and translators in events at bookstores, theatres, and special venues throughout New York City from December 7 to 10. Curated and produced by 20 Square Feet Productions, the programs feature readings, conversations, and panel discussions with European and American literary luminaries. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 19, 2016
by - Nov 19, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Associated Television International to Present 85th ANNUAL HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE Featuring Olivia Newton-John, Mickey Mouse, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

The 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Featuring Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, produced by Associated Television Internationaland presented in associations with The City of Los Angeles, will be led this year by award-winning singer, songwriter and actress Olivia Newton-John, who will serve as Grand Marshal, and will be joined by four other Former Grand Marshals of the Parade to help celebrate this historic occasion in style, including: Mickey Mouse, Larry King, Louis Gossett Jr. and Robert Wagner. (more...)

Ryan's Daughter to Present Thomas R. Pryor's CITY BOY, Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

Thomas R. Pryor brings 'CITY BOY' - tales from his bittersweet, working class 1960's upbringing - to Ryan's Daughter in his native Yorkville on Manhattan's Upper East Side on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at7:00pm. No cover, no minimum, drink specials available and Ryan's is located at 350 E. 85th Street (between First and Second Avenues) Phone# (212) 628-2613. (more...)

Dave Holland, Barb Jungr and John McDaniel Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for November 28-December 5, featuring Dave Holland, Kevin Eubanks, Chris Potter, Obed Calvaire, Barb Jungr and John McDaniel, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

New Donna Summer Musical, Leigh Silverman-Helmed WILD GOOSE DREAMS and More Round Out La Jolla Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for the development of new work, announces four world-premiere productions for the 2017/2018 season, including the previously-announced Escape to Margaritaville (May/June), featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett and an original story by co-book writers Greg Garcia ('My Name Is Earl') and Mike O'Malley ('Survivor's Remorse,' 'Shameless'), directed by La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away, Memphis). (more...)

BWW Review: The Revolutions Of The 60s Meet Laptop Activism in PARTY PEOPLE
by Michael Dale - Nov 18, 2016

The term 'generation gap' first came into use during the 1960s, when sociologists and trend-watchers began noting the extreme differences in lifestyle, politics, fashion, music and language between the American parents who fought the Axis in World War II and the Baby Boom teenagers they raised. (more...)

BWW Review: HALF A SIXPENCE, Noel Coward Theatre, 17 November 2016
by Marianka Swain - Nov 18, 2016

This Sixties Tommy Steele vehicle is joyfully reborn in another Chichester Festival Theatre musical triumph, now comfortably ensconced in the West End. The unstoppable George Stiles and Anthony Drewe have seamlessly renewed and added to David Heneker's original score, and Julian Fellowes has done the same for Beverley Cross's book, giving this gently passe show a smart new suit of clothes. (more...)

Big Carlos Vives and Shakira Among Winners of 17th LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS; Full List
by TV News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Argentine-Mexican actor Sebastián Rulli joined Puerto Rican singer/songwriter and actress Roselyn Sánchez to host the 17th Annual LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS live on the Univision Network last night from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (more...)

BWW Review: It's All About The Music In JERSEY BOYS
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Nov 18, 2016

BWW Review: Strong Vocals Save A Lackluster Script In JERSEY BOYS (more...)

Luminaries, Activists And Artistes Come Together To Spotlight Violence Against Women
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Celebrating 20 years of vital work to end violence against women and girls, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) hosted its fund-raising gala last night, showcasing a range of innovative interventions that are working to end the pandemic globally. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kenny Leon to Receive SDC Foundation's 'Mr. Abbott' Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces that acclaimed Director Kenny Leon will be honored with the distinguished 2016-2017 'Mr. Abbott' Award for the outstanding artistry and creativity of his forty-year (and counting) career. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SCARLET LETTER at The Bay Street Theatre
by Melissa Giordano - Nov 16, 2016

The latest offering from The Bay Street Theatre, Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, with an original script adapted for the Sag Harbor venue by Scott Eck and Joe Minutillo, will leave you unequivocally breathless. The cast is absolutely astounding delivering intense performances taking the audience on a true emotional roller coaster. Based on the classic novel, this thrilling production, part of Bay Street's LITERATURE LIVE! educational program (more about that below), runs through November 26th. (more...)

Photo Flash: DICK WHITTINGTON in Rehearsal at the Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Top television presenter Stephen Mulhern stars in the production at the Canterbury venue, which runs from Friday 25 November to Sunday 8 January. Stephen is a regular on our screens in programmes such as The Next Great Magician, Go For It!, Catchphrase, Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, Britain's Got Talent and Big Star's Little Star. He is also co-presenter of Heart FM's Sunday morning show (with Emma Willis). (more...)

Tommy Murphy's STRANGERS IN BETWEEN Back By Popular Demand At The King's Head Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

After a smash-hit critically acclaimed run at The King's Head Theatre earlier this year, 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...)

Go Comedy! Presents 8th Annual Original Holiday Revue MANGER THINGS Set to Open 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

This season, Go Comedy! is turning the holidays upside down with its 8th annual holiday revue, Manger Things and featuring a new installment of its 'best-of' holiday sketch comedy revue Naughty Or Nice. Tickets for all Go Comedy! shows ($5-$18) are available now online at www.gocomedy.net and beginning at 6:00pm Wednesday - Sunday in person at the Go Comedy! box office. A complete Go Comedy! weekly schedule follows this release. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces The Cast of PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce casting for the Pittsburgh premiere of PUMP BOYS & DINETTES, January 26 - April 15, 2017 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

John Willis Williams Jr Releases A HEART AFLAME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

'A Heart Aflame, Ten Days to Ignition: A Devotional That Will Get You Moving Forward': an enlivening guide to keep God's love and strength strong in the heart of all people. (more...)

Mark DeGarmo Dance to Honor Deborah Jowitt with 'Educational Visonary' Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Mark DeGarmo Dance will honor dance writer DEBORAH JOWITT with the 2016 “Educational Visionary” Lifetime Achievement Award to celebrate her many accomplishments.  Ms. Jowitt danced with notable names such as José Limon and Anna Sokolow, choreographed works shown in venues in both the United States and overseas, published articles in The New York Times, The Village Voice and Dance Magazine, among others, and has lectured, taught and conducted workshops at universities in the U.S. and abroad.  The award is presented to “visionaries who have promoted innovation in education through the arts.” Fellow dance writer, dancer and choreographer, Gus Solomons, jr., will present Ms. Jowitt's award and comedian Nat Towsen, host of Nat Towsen's Downtown Variety Hour, will serve as Master of Ceremonies throughout the evening. New York's “Dance Party of the Year” includes hors d'oeuvres, drinks, a performance by our students, a dance lesson from our teaching artists and a silent auction featuring gift certificates, dinners, vacations, and more. (more...)

Singer/Songwriter Phil Vassar to Release American Soul Album 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Phil Vassar has built a legion of fans over the course of his award-winning career, and he is constantly being asked when he is going to release new music. (more...)

Louis Gossett Jr, Robert Wagner & More Former Grand Marshals to Return for HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Mickey Mouse, Larry King, Louis Gossett Jr. and Robert Wagner, former Grand Marshals of the Hollywood Christmas Parade will return to help celebrate this year's historic 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade (more...)

James Barbour, Daniel Reichard, Klea Blackhurst and More to Bring the Holidays to Birdland This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its December 2016 schedule, featuring Stacey Kent, A Swingin' Birdland Christmas, Daniel Reichard's 'Guide to Christmas,' The Birdland Big Band, Freddy Cole, Karrin Allyson, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano, James Barbour, Barbara Carroll, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Documentary THE TRANS LIST to Premiere Exclusively on HBO, 12/5
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Today, there are more openly trans people than ever before, but many trans Americans still contend with discrimination, criminalization, suicide and violence. (more...)

Esai Morales & More Appear in New Documentary About the Life of Actor/Comedian Pat Morita
by Movies News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Tommy Chong, Esai Morales, Efren Ramirez, Martin Koveto name a few appear in this documentary about actor/comedian, Pat Morita. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to North Shore Music Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Bill Hanney's North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents the annual production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and original, award-winning adaptation created just for NSMT audiences. Whether it's ghostly special effects, the dozens of revelers and musicians, or the cold scowl of Ebenezer Scrooge, there is something for everyone in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, playing 11 performances only from Friday, December 9 thru Wednesday, December 23, 2016. (more...)

Marc Anthony, Reik to Perform on 17th Annual Latin GRAMMY Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Latin GRAMMY winners Marc Anthony and Reik have been added to the stellar group of talented performers and musicians who will take the stage at the 17th Latin GRAMMY Awards. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of PARTY PEOPLE at the Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Just last night, November 14, The Public Theater celebrated opening night of PARTY PEOPLE. Guests included: Former Black Panther Chairman Bobby Seale, and original party member Ericka Huggins, as well as photojournalist and advocate Stephen Shames, along with Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, Adriane Lenox, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Eisa Davis, Danny Hoch, Pascale Armand, and Sanjit DeSilva. (more...)

Protein Dance's MAY CONTAIN FOOD Embarks on Final Leg of UK Tour This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

After a UK tour that started at the Lowry before a three week run at The Place in the Spring and has spanned the country, May Contain Food is embarking on the final leg of its tour with a date in Stockton on the 24th November, and two London dates: artsdepot on the 26th, and then finishes at Shoreditch Town Hall on the 6th as part of Spitalfields Music Festival. (more...)

Playhouse Square Presents ALAN CUMMING: SING SAPPY SONGS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

As a world-famous singer/actor, ALAN CUMMING is the consummate chameleon. The Tony Award winner is believable as a political maverick (CBS-TV's The Good Wife), a pansexual pied piper, emcee flirt (Cabaret), a cartoon-character voice (The Smurfs ) or the all-knowing, affable host (PBS-TV's Masterpiece Mystery).  But the Alan Cumming Playhouse Square fans will experience Dec. 4 at the Connor Palace (7:30 pm) offers up a raucous and emotional firestorm of wildly entertaining stories--from sassy to sentimental-paired with songs from such diverse artists as Noel Coward, Stephen Sondheim, Miley Cyrus and Adele. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Alice Ripley, Matthew Morrison and Vanessa Williams Slated for BROADWAY UP CLOSE Series at Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

After a successful first season, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts has announced the 2016-17 lineup for Broadway Up Close, hosted by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky. Formerly known as the Seth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series, the Broadway Up Close concert series will consist of four performances featuring renowned actors from the stage and screen. (more...)

American Pops Orchestra to Continue 'Third Thursdays' with LIVE! AT 10TH AND G
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their lunchtime concert series "THIRD THURSDAYS" to highlight the unique musical personalities and special talents of the members of their acclaimed ensemble at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational, UCC Washington - 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001) - this Thursday, November 17 at 12:15 PM.  (more...)

BWW Review: Darren Criss Slays in Pantages Stop of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Tour
by Michael L. Quintos - Nov 15, 2016

In a theatrical touchdown for the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, stage and screen star Darren Criss has agreed to reprise the notable title role he stepped into last year on Broadway: as Hedwig in the just-launched national tour of the rousing 2014 Tony Award-winning reboot of the glam rock musical HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, which began last month in San Francisco and continues its Los Angeles-area performances through November 27 (Euan Morton assumes the role for the rest of the tour starting November 29 in San Diego). Featuring solid direction from Michael Mayer and dynamic new musical staging from choreographer Spencer Liff, the searingly electric, engagingly hilarious show, at its core, celebrates the triumph of living life as authentic and as tenaciously as possible, no matter the constant obstacles. It's certainly a wonderful message to remind everyone in such uneasy times of late. (more...)

Photo Flash: CURVY WIDOW: THE MUSICAL, Starring Nancy Opel, Celebrates Opening Night at NC Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

North Carolina Stage Company (NC Stage) presents the world premiere of CURVY WIDOW: THE MUSICAL, starring Nancy Opel (Broadway: Honeymoon in Vegas, Urinetown, Sunday in the Park with George, Teddy & Alice). BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities, plus a peek at Opel onstage, below! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Mark Wahlberg & More in Trailer for PATRIOTS DAY
by Movies News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Below, check out a trailer for Peter Berg's PATRIOTS DAY, opening in New York, Los Angeles and Boston on December 21, 2016 and will then expand nationwide on January 13, 2017. (more...)

Scholastic Launches Two New Professional Books at the 2016 NCTE Annual Convention
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, is launching two new professional books for educators at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention this month: The Reading Zone by Nancie Atwell and Anne Atwell Merkel, and Mastering Short-Response Writing by Alan Lawrence Sitomer. In addition, Scholastic professional authors Laura Robb, Michael Smith and Jeff Wilhelm will be honored with prestigious awards at the Convention to be held November 17-20, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (more...)

Pulled Apart By Horses Share New Video for 'The Big What If'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Having just delivered the first sonic attack since their 2014 album, Blood, with new single 'The Big What If', Leeds's Pulled Apart By Horses reveal a surreal new music video to match. (more...)

Kander & Pierce's KID VICTORY Slates Dates for New York Premiere at Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

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, it has been announced by the company's Artistic Directors, Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes FALSETTOS Star Tony-Nominee Brandon Uranowitz
by Theater People Podcast - Nov 14, 2016

On Monday, November 14, the Theater People podcast welcome's Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz. He made his Broadway debut in 2011's BABY IT'S YOU. He earned a Tony nomination for his turn as Adam Hochberg in last year's AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, and he can currently be seen in the role of Mendel in William Finn and James Lapine's critically acclaimed revival of FALSETTOS. For the episode, Uranowitz discusses the six months of auditions he went through to win the role of Mendel, how James Lapine was lovingly hard on him during the show's rehearsal process, and shares a memory of accompanying Katie Holmes on a shopping spree during his pre-Broadway days when he worked as a sales associate. (more...)

Ladyhawke Announces 2017 North American Tour; Premieres 'Wild Things' Acoustic Video
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Following her award-winning self-titled breakout album in 2008 and Anxiety in 2012, Ladyhawke aka Pip Brown released her third studio album Wild Things, out now on Polyvinyl Records. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for JEST END 2106 at Waterloo East Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The hit comedy musical show exploring and 'exposing' the hits, flops and gossip of Theatreland, returns to Waterloo East Theatre after its sell-out season in 2015. (more...)

BWW Review: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE A Warm Hearted Comedic Winner
by Frank Benge - Nov 14, 2016

What do you get when you cross Christopher Durang, the master of anxious comedy, with Anton Chekhov, the master of Russian despair? You get VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, an evening of melancholia and mirth. While Durang starts with Chekhov he soon runs off in every direction. Chekhov and Walt Disney? California Suite and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie? Why not? He ends up delivering a warmhearted, surprisingly personable play that is a mixture of clever and sweet that's hard to pull off. The production now on stage at The Wimberley Playhouse pulls it off beautifully. Chekhov's characters are full of angst and dissatisfaction, and so are Durang's. The key difference is that while tragic Chekhov can be funny, Durang is pretty much flat out bonkers. (more...)

BWW Review: Open Circle Returns with THE WHO's TOMMY
by Roger Catlin - Nov 14, 2016

'Tommy,' the groundbreaking 1969 set by the Who that it dubbed a rock opera, finds a new dimension in the Open Circle Theatre production in Silver Spring. (more...)

Jazz Fusion Orchestra BANDZILLA to Release New Album BANDZILLA RISES!!!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

What happens when a group of top studio musicians get together in their free time? A unique mixture of sophisticated composition, passionate improvisation, scathing social commentary and biting humor, BANDZILLA play furious funk, sleazy soul, punk jazz and heartfelt ballads. (more...)

CHRP Raises $140,000, Awards Dorrance and Young with JUBA!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), which fosters social reconciliation through American tap and contemporary percussive arts in world-class, innovative performance, education and outreach programs, hosted its 26th Jubalee Gala November 4 at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago. Attended by nearly 250 people, the event raised more than $140,000 from a combination of ticket sales, sponsorships, a paddle raise, a raffle and contributions. (more...)

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