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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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The Gallery Players Presents 'THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE' 1/31The Gallery Players Presents 'THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE' 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2009

The Gallery Players continues its rich 'Broadway in Brooklyn' tradition this January with Thoroughly Modern Millie! Just named one of The Brooklyn Papers' 90 to watch in 09, The Gallery Players will be dancing the Charleston into 2009 with the zany 1920's musical that won the 2002 Tony Award for Best Musical - January 31-February 22, 2009. (more...)

The 2009 Nightlife AwardsThe 2009 Nightlife Awards
by Jena Tesse Fox - Jan 31, 2009

The Siegels brought their acceptance-speechless awards ceremony back to Town Hall for a delightful sampling of the best nightlife New York has to offer. (more...)

Cruz is a Perfect '10' in New NINE 'On Set' ImagesCruz is a Perfect '10' in New NINE 'On Set' Images
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2009

Celebrity news website Putu.Us is featuring some new images from the set of the film Nine, the pictures show a new glimpse of sultry star Penelope Cruz as 'Carla' and new images of Daniel Day-Lewis as 'Guido Contini', the film is currently in production in Rome. To see the Nine images click here. (more...)

More Kidman 'On Set' NINE Images Hit the WebMore Kidman 'On Set' NINE Images Hit the Web
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2009

Celebrity news website Putu.Us is featuring some new images of Nicole Kidman from the set of the film Nine, Kidman plays 'Claudia Graham' in the upcoming motion picture musical. (more...)

Urie, Wiig & Kressley Among  'CELEB AUTOBIO' Guests at Triad 2/2Urie, Wiig & Kressley Among 'CELEB AUTOBIO' Guests at Triad 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2009

Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words continues its sit-down, open-ended run at the Triad Theater, 158 West 72 Street, Monday, February 2, at 7:30pm, with a cast that includes Scott Adsit, Kristen Johnston, Carson Kressley, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel, Claudia Shear, Sherri Shepherd, Michael Urie, Kristen Wiig, Alan Zweibel (more...)

Live Performance Of TOMMY Commemorates Opera's 40th B-dayLive Performance Of TOMMY Commemorates Opera's 40th B-day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2009

Tommy TURNS 40: A Live Performance of THE WHO'S Tommy Commemorating The Greatest Rock Opera's Fortieth Birthday Featuring WONDEROUS STORIES, GODFREY TOWNSHEND, JACK HOTOP, TOM BOWES, ED RYAN, HOLLIANN LAROCCA, SUE TURNER + more - GODFREY TOWNSEND plays PETE TOWNSHEND Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 7:30pm $25 adv, $30 at door VIP Ticket: First entry to club, reserved seats near the stage and color show poster - $40 (more...)

NINE's Kidman 'On Set' Images OnlineNINE's Kidman 'On Set' Images Online
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2009

Just Jared the celebrity news website is featuring some new images from the set of the film Nine, the pictures show the first glimpse of Nicole Kidman as 'Claudia Graham' and new images of Daniel Day-Lewis as 'Guido Contini', the film is currently in production in Rome. Daniel Day-Lewis replaced the previously attached Javier Bardem in the leading role of Guido Contini, Bardem left the project citing exhaustion. Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Kate Hudson, Stacy 'Fergie' Ferguson, Sophia Loren and Judi Dench star in the film as well. (more...)

TOUGH TITTY Marks 3rd Play Of Magic Theater's 2008/9 SeasonTOUGH TITTY Marks 3rd Play Of Magic Theater's 2008/9 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2009

Loretta Greco has chosen Tough Titty to start off the new year, a dynamically theatrical and surprisingly funny odyssey through one woman's battle with breast cancer. Tough Titty, written by Oni Faida Lampley and directed by Robert O'Hara, marks the third play of Magic Theatre's 2008/09 season. In Tough Titty, when Angela's routine cannot keep breast cancer at bay, she must learn to face the disease, her family, and her community with equal doses of tenacity and humor. Richly emotional, Tough Titty is a boisterous exploration of one woman's willful search for grace. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 7th Annual Nightlife Awards ConcertPhoto Coverage: 7th Annual Nightlife Awards Concert
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 28, 2009

On Monday, January 26 at 7 PM, the 7th Annual Nightlife Awards Concert took place at Town Hall. BroadwayWorld.com's cameras were there for the starry event! The Nightlife Awards are sponsored, in part, by ASCAP, TheaterMania.com, Thoroughbred Records, Jill & Irwin Cohen, The Edythe Kenner Foundation, Trattoria Dopo Teatro, Edith & Ervin Drake, Barbara & Peter Leavy, Ghostlight Records, Steve Ernst, Lynn DiMenna, Jamie DeRoy & Friends, Fred Landau, Stuart E. Bloom & Robert L. Aaron: Lightstyles, LLC. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Nightlife Awards: Backstage and After PartyPhoto Coverage: Nightlife Awards: Backstage and After Party
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 28, 2009

On Monday, January 26 at 7 PM, the 7th Annual Nightlife Awards Concert took place at Town Hall. BroadwayWorld.com's cameras were everywhere to bring you the excitement of the night! The Nightlife Awards are sponsored, in part, by ASCAP, TheaterMania.com, Thoroughbred Records, Jill & Irwin Cohen, The Edythe Kenner Foundation, Trattoria Dopo Teatro, Edith & Ervin Drake, Barbara & Peter Leavy, Ghostlight Records, Steve Ernst, Lynn DiMenna, Jamie DeRoy & Friends, Fred Landau, Stuart E. Bloom & Robert L. Aaron: Lightstyles, LLC. (more...)

Enter A Fairy Tale World With ROSE AND THE RIME 2/19-4/11Enter A Fairy Tale World With ROSE AND THE RIME 2/19-4/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2009

The House Theatre of Chicago invites Chicagoans to be captivated by fairy tale, witches, myth and magic with its newest production ROSE AND THE RIME, written by the creative team Chris Mathews, Jake Minton and Nathan Allen. The original Midwestern fairy tale will play the Chopin Theatre (1543 W. Division St.) February 19 to April 11, 2009. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 30, 2009 at 10 a.m. The tiny Michigan town of Radio Falls has been trapped in perpetual winter for a generation. Snow and ice coat every tree branch and telephone wire, and the constant blizzard surrounding the town means there's no way in or out. The last moment of heated passion brought the town its only remaining youth: a girl named Rose. It is up to her to save Radio Falls from the vicious curse of the Rime Witch. But when she succeeds, Radio Falls discovers the witch's magic coin has two sides... ROSE AND THE RIME is a modern version of The House's favorite myth - a reminder that anything powerful enough to fulfill your dreams is powerful enough to destroy them. (more...)

Bohmer, Darrington, Noll To Star In Kennedy Center's RAGTIMEBohmer, Darrington, Noll To Star In Kennedy Center's RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2009

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced casting for its production of RAGTIME in the Eisenhower Theater April 18 - May 10, 2009. Based on a 1975 novel by E.L. Doctorow, the production features book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and will be directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. The musical is part of the Kennedy Center's Broadway: The Third Generation, a series celebrating the current generation of Broadway musical composers. The official press night will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Six Productions For 2009/10La Jolla Playhouse Announces Six Productions For 2009/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2009

La Jolla Playhouse's Artistic Director Christopher Ashley is proud to announce the six productions in the 2009/2010 season. 'So much of the joy of running a theatre comes from the ability to invite world-class artists into your home - and allowing them to make it their home as well,' says Ashley. 'At La Jolla Playhouse, our goal is to serve as an artistic home where the most exciting theatre artists in the country are given the resources to create works that drive them, and our 2009/2010 season welcomes some of the best to San Diego.' (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Star Cody Green 'Riffs' to DC Theatre SceneWEST SIDE STORY Star Cody Green 'Riffs' to DC Theatre Scene
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2009

More than 50 years after it opened at the National Theatre, the new production West Side Story , under the direction of the legendary Arthur Laurents, returned to the National in preparation for its Broadway opening. DC audiences thrilled to Cody Green's dynamic performance as 'Riff' in the production. Before Cody left Washington for New York, he spoke to DCTheatreScene.com. Cody Green was chosen as the winner in last years finale episode of BRAVO's 'Step It Up & Dance,' winning the $100,000 grand prize. The 27-year-old dancer from Surrey, Canada beat out 11 other contestants as they competed in weekly dance challenges from some of the top performers and choreographers in the industry including: Tina Landon, Jordi Caballero, Lee Martino and Jason Alexander. (more...)

Loren & Day-Lewis NINE Film Images Now OnlineLoren & Day-Lewis NINE Film Images Now Online
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2009

Celebrity news website is featuring some new images from the set of the film Nine, the pictures show the first glimpse of Daniel Day-Lewis as 'Guido Contini', the film is currently in production in Rome. To see the Nine images click here. Daniel Day-Lewis replaced the previously attached Javier Bardem in the leading role of Guido Contini, Bardem left the project citing exhaustion. Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Kate Hudson, Stacy 'Fergie' Ferguson, Sophia Loren and Judi Dench star in the film as well. Nine is a musical with a book by Arthur Kopit and music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and is based off of Fredrico Fellini's movie 8 1/2. The play tells the story of a young film maker living in Venice trying to juggle all of the women in his life. (more...)

6 NYC Theaters Collaborate on Free Event I'VE KNOWN RIVERS 2/236 NYC Theaters Collaborate on Free Event I'VE KNOWN RIVERS 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2009

On Monday Evening, February 23 at 7:00 PM, six New York theater institutions will participate in a special panel discussion featuring five current and upcoming Off-Broadway shows. Harlem Stage (150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street) will host producing companies Classical Theatre of Harlem, Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theater and Signature Theatre Company in an evening titled I'VE KNOWN RIVERS: A Conversation with Christina Anderson, Charles Fuller, Lynn Nottage & Liesl Tommy. (more...)

Anderson, Fuller, Nottage Participate In I'VE KNOWN RIVERS Anderson, Fuller, Nottage Participate In I'VE KNOWN RIVERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2009

On Monday Evening, February 23 at 7:00 PM, six New York theater institutions will participate in a special panel discussion featuring five current and upcoming Off-Broadway shows. Harlem Stage (150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street) will host producing companies Classical Theatre of Harlem, Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theater and Signature Theatre Company in an evening titled I'VE KNOWN RIVERS: A Conversation with Christina Anderson, Charles Fuller, Lynn Nottage & Liesl Tommy. The event marks a unique collaborative effort between six New York theater institutions: a panel discussion in which five gifted African-American theater artists - all of whom have projects happening almost simultaneously at five of New York's most respected non-profit theaters - will discuss their lives, work, and current projects. Moderated by actress Sabrina LeBeauf (Three Sisters, Classical Theatre of Harlem in partnership with Harlem Stage, February/March), the evening's four panelists will be Christina Anderson (author, Inked Baby, Playwrights Horizons, March/April), Charles Fuller (author, Zooman and the Sign, Signature Theatre Company, March/April), Lynn Nottage (author, Ruined, Manhattan Theater Club, January-March) and Liesl Tommy (director, The Good Negro, The Public Theater, March/April). The event title comes from a poem by Langston Hughes, 'The Negro Speaks of Rivers.' (more...)

Broderick, Hoffman, Urie & Zweibel Join 'CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY' 1/26Broderick, Hoffman, Urie & Zweibel Join 'CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY' 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2009

Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words continues its sit-down, open-ended run at the Triad Theater, 158 West 72 Street, Monday, January 26, at 7:30pm, with a cast that includes Matthew Broderick, Jackie Hoffman, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel, Sherri Shepherd, Michael Urie, and Alan Zweibel. The comedy sensation Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words features a line-up of rotating performers who interpret the actual words and stories written by the famous and the infamous, in both solo and ensemble 'chamber' pieces. Some of the 'authors' that are featured include Ivana Trump, Vanna White, Mr. T, Star Jones, Kenny Loggins, Tommy Lee, Sylvester Stallone, 'N Sync, Zsa Zsa Gabor, David Cassidy, Neil Sedaka, Britney Spears, Madonna, Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson, as well as the infamous memoirs of Elizabeth Taylor, Eddie Fisher, and Debbie Reynolds, which are edited together to create a Rashomon-esque playlet in the participants' own words. (more...)

J. Mark McVey Joins Jemmy Powers As Guest At Sardi's ConcertJ. Mark McVey Joins Jemmy Powers As Guest At Sardi's Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2009

Due to the overwhelming audience and critical response Sardi's management has scheduled additional Saturday evening concerts with Broadway star and vocal power house, James Barbour. The new concert series, entitled 'Love Songs' will premiere on Saturday, January 31st and continue through Saturday, February 28th at Broadway's premiere destination, Sardi's (234 West 44th Street ? between Broadway & Eighth Avenue). Musical Direction is by Jeremy Roberts. Broadway's J. Mark McVey will join Jemmy Powers as a Special Guest Artist on Saturday, February 7. (more...)

DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS Extends Its Run Until 3/1DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS Extends Its Run Until 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2009

Desire Under the Elms at Goodman Theater opens tonight. Rumors have spread that the show has Broadway in its sights, and hopes to come to New York next spring. The show has been extended before opening night, as it will now play through March 1. Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls and renowned actor Brian Dennehy bring their artistic partnership to new heights with Eugene O'Neill's haunting drama, Desire Under the Elms-marking their fifth collaboration on O'Neill's work over two decades. Falls' cast includes stage and screen stars Carla Gugino (Entourage, Spy Kids, Sin City) Pablo Schreiber (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Awake and Sing!), Boris McGiver (The Wire) and Daniel Stewart Sherman (Broadway's Cyrano de Bergerac). The centerpiece production of Goodman Theatre's two-month 'A Global Exploration: Eugene O'Neill in the 21st Century,' Desire Under the Elms appears January 17 - March 1 in the Goodman's 856-seat Albert Ivar Theatre. Tickets are $25 - 82; a full Exploration calendar, including dates, times and ticket prices, appears at the end of the release. Allstate is the Corporate Sponsor Partner of Desire Under the Elms and The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation is the Sponsor Partner. UBS is the Lead Corporate Sponsor for 'A Global Exploration: Eugene O'Neill in the 21st Century' and The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is the Sponsor Partner. Motorola Foundation is the Corporate Sponsor Partner. American Airlines is the Exclusive Airline of Goodman Theatre. (more...)

Tommy Tune Just Keeps On Dancing Tommy Tune Just Keeps On Dancing
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2009

Tommy Tune doesn't let his age slow him down as he continues to perform and make waves dancing on The Great White Way and all around America. On January 23 and 24 Tommy Tune performed 'Tommy Tune in Steps in Time: A Broadway Biography in Song and Dance' at the Strathmore. Tommy Tune in Steps in Time: A Broadway Biography in Song and Dance Featuring the Manhattan Rhythm Kings. With an unprecedented nine Tony Awards in four categories, Tommy Tune's credentials are impressive, but it's his effortless charm that brings audiences back again and again. 'The last genuine song-and-dance man' (Variety), Tune is top-hatted, white-tied, and tailed for this delicious evening of show standards, with the Manhattan Rhythm Kings trio providing impeccable accompaniment. On November 12, 2003, The President of The United States presented Tommy Tune with the nations' highest honor for Artistic Achievement, The National Medal of Arts. In a private ceremony in the oval office of the White House, Mr. Tune received this honor to add to his already unprecedented nine Tony Awards in four different categories plus, among other accolades, eight Drama Desk Awards, two Obie Awards, two Astaire Awards, the American Dance Award, the Drama League Award, and the George Abbott Award for Lifetime Achievement. (more...)

BC/EFA's Broadway Bears XII to be Held on Sunday, February 15th at B.B. KingsBC/EFA's Broadway Bears XII to be Held on Sunday, February 15th at B.B. Kings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2009

Broadway's cuddliest friends kick off a new year with the 12th annual BROADWAY BEARS auction on Sunday, February 15, 2009 at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill (237 West 42 St.), in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Sure to out-do last year's collection, 40 one-of-a-kind BROADWAY BEARS - each dressed in original, handmade costumes representing some of the theater?s most legendary performers and/or performances ? will be put up for auction. Once again this year's BROADWAY BEARS will be hosted by Bryan Batt ('Mad Men,' La Cage Aux Folles, Beauty and the Beast, Jeffrey) with long-time Sotheby's auctioneer, Lorna Kelly. (more...)

Dee Hoty Featured At Cleveland Play House Annual Gala 6/6Dee Hoty Featured At Cleveland Play House Annual Gala 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2009

The Cleveland Play House is excited to announce that Dee Hoty, a three-time Tony Award? nominated actress, will be the featured entertainer at their Annual Gala on Saturday, June 6, 2009. Born and raised in Lakewood, Ohio, Hoty began her professional career at The Cleveland Play House as a member of the repertory company (1975 and 1976). The evening begins at 6:30pm and will include complimentary valet parking, a cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres, dinner, silent and live auction, entertainment and dancing. Hoty earned Tony Award? nominations for her starring roles in Footloose, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, and The Will Rogers Follies. She recently starred on Broadway in Mamma Mia! and continued on the national tour in eight major U.S. cities. She can be heard on the original recordings of City of Angels, The Will Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, and Footloose, and on the 2CD set of Stephen Sondheim's Follies from the Papermill Playhouse production. She is also featured on the video/DVD of My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies. Other Broadway shows include City of Angels, Me and My Girl, Big River, The Five O'Clock Girl and Shakespeare's Cabaret. A favorite of Tommy Tune's, Hoty starred opposite him in the recent U.S. tour of Doctor Dolittle. She also appeared with Stacy Keach in the first national tour of Barnum. Her New York nightclub and cabaret appearances include the Russian Tea Room, Rainbow and Stars and the Metropolitan Room with Larry Gatlin. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mario Lopez Visits JERSEY BOYS Las VegasPhoto Flash: Mario Lopez Visits JERSEY BOYS Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2009

On Friday, January 23, Mario Lopez, the current host of 'Extra!' and the Miss America Pageant, attended a performance of JERSEY BOYS at The Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino. Lopez was in town with family and stopped backstage after the show to congratulate the cast and crew. After only seven months on The Strip, the musical phenomenon JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, was named the number one show of 2008 by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Recently named Hottest Bachelor of 2008 by People magazine, Lopez danced his way into America's heart on the hit program 'Dancing with the Stars' and is one of the most popular performers in the history of that show. He also served as the host of Warner Horizon Television's hit reality-competition series 'Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew,' on MTV, and also starred on Broadway in the part of musical theatre director Zach in the recent revival of 'A Chorus Line.' His television credits include starring roles in the telefilms 'Holidays in Handcuffs' and 'Husband for Hire,' hosting the 2007 Miss America Pageant, and guest-starring appearances on 'Nip/Tuck' and 'George Lopez.' Jersey Boys opened in Las Vegas on May 3, 2008 as the exclusive west coast permanent company, led by Erich Bergen (Bob Gaudio), Rick Faugno (Frankie Valli), Jeff Leibow (Nick Massi) and Deven May (Tommy DeVito) as The Four Seasons. Presented in Las Vegas in a unique, custom-built theatre adorned with one-of-a-kind memorabilia from The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jersey Boys at The Palazzo is the same production fans all over the world have come to know and love. (more...)

2009 Writers Guild Awards Nominations Announced2009 Writers Guild Awards Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2009

The Writers Guild of America, West and the Writers Guild of America, East today announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, radio, news, promotional writing, and graphic animation during the 2008 season to be honored at the upcoming 2009 Writers Guild Awards on February 7, 2009, in Los Angeles and New York. (more...)

Yale Rep Presents Octavio Solis' LYDIA, Runs 2/6 Thru 2/28Yale Rep Presents Octavio Solis' LYDIA, Runs 2/6 Thru 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2009

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents the east coast premiere of LYDIA by OCTAVIO SOLIS, directed by JULIETTE CARRILLO at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street, at York Street) beginning February 6 through February 28. Opening Night is Thursday, February 12. LYDIA features music composed by Chris Webb; sets by Andrew Boyce; costumes by Amanda Seymour; lighting by Jesse Belsky; sound design, additional music, and arrangements by David Molina; voice and dialect by Beth McGuire; fight direction by Rick Sordelet; dramaturgy by Matt Cornish; and stage management by Donald E. Claxon. The cast of LYDIA includes Carlo Alb?n, Christian Barillas, Stephanie Beatriz, Armando Dur?n, Catalina Maynard, Onahoua Rodriguez, and Tony Sancho. (more...)

Photo Flash: JERSEY BOYS Las Vegas' Bergen and Leibow Lend Talents to 'Celebrity Cook-Off'Photo Flash: JERSEY BOYS Las Vegas' Bergen and Leibow Lend Talents to 'Celebrity Cook-Off'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2009

On Wednesday February 4th, Erich Bergen and Jeff Leibow from Jersey Boys Las Vegas participated in a fundraising celebrity pizza-making competition on behalf of the Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts. The 'Celebrity Cook-Off' was held at the grand opening celebration of the newest Sammy's Woodfired Pizza location in Las Vegas. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Frank Valli Visits JERSEY BOYS Las VegasPhoto Coverage: Frank Valli Visits JERSEY BOYS Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2009

This week, the cast of Jersey Boys Las Vegas welcomed Frankie Valli and Rick Elice, co-writer of Jersey Boys, as together they proudly introduced the cast of the upcoming Australian company in a private event at the Jersey Boys Theatre at the Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino. This was the first time Frankie Valli has been back to see the Las Vegas company since the grand opening performance on Frankie's birthday, May 3, 2008. After only nine months on The Strip, Jersey Boys has found a wonderful new home in Las Vegas and was even named ?Number One Show of 2008' by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. (more...)

Osnes and Sands to Star in Roundabout Reading of Wildhorn's BONNIE & CLYDE February 8 and 10Osnes and Sands to Star in Roundabout Reading of Wildhorn's BONNIE & CLYDE February 8 and 10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2009

BroadwayWorld.com has learned that The Roundabout Theatre Company will be presenting a reading of the new Broadway-bound musical BONNIE & CLYDE on February 8 and 10, 2009. The show features a book by Ivan Menchell, music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Don Black, direction by Jeff Calhoun and music direction by John McDaniel. Starring in the reading will be Laura Osnes as Bonnie and Stark Sands as Clyde. (more...)

Goodspeed's 4th FESTIVAL OF NEW ARTISTS Wows AudiencesGoodspeed's 4th FESTIVAL OF NEW ARTISTS Wows Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2009

This January, hundreds of theater enthusiasts from across the region convened at the Goodspeed Opera House to experience the newest works in musical theater. Welcoming many new visitors to Goodspeed Musicals, it was very exciting to see wintertime at Goodspeed Landing bustling with so many eager to be a part of this exciting gathering of creative voices. Audiences in record numbers participated in the 2009 Festival of New Artists throughout the Goodspeed campus highlighted by staged readings of new musicals at the Goodspeed Opera House. (more...)

2009 Spring EATFest Comes To TADA For 2 Week Engagement 2009 Spring EATFest Comes To TADA For 2 Week Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2009

EMERGING ARTISTS THEATRE, Paul Adams, Artistic Director, and Derek Jamison, Associate Artistic Director, present the 2009 Spring EATFest, for a two-week limited engagement at TADA Theatre. Performances begin Monday, February 23, 2009, and run through Sunday, March 8, 2009. Spring EATFest 2009 TADA Theatre 15 West 28th St, 2nd Floor Mon Feb 23rd - Sun Mar 8th (more...)

Photo Flash: New Production Images of WEST SIDE STORYPhoto Flash: New Production Images of WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2009

West Side Story comes to glorious life on the stage of the Palace Theatre on Febuary 23rd, the first scheduled preview performance. West Side Story's official Opening Night on Broadway is set for March 19th, 2009. (more...)

'RAGTIME' Opens At Astoria Performing Arts Center 2/5/09'RAGTIME' Opens At Astoria Performing Arts Center 2/5/09
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2009

Astoria Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce the production of RAGTIME, a musical directed by APAC's very own Artistic Director, Tom Wojtunik. Ragtime will play a 3-week limited engagement at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church (30-44 Crescent St, Astoria, NY 11102). Performances begin Thursday, February 5th and continue through Sunday, February 22nd. (more...)

Garrison Keillor Returns To The Whiting 2/5Garrison Keillor Returns To The Whiting 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2009

The Whiting is proud to present Best Selling Author the Host of A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor on Thursday, February 5 at 7:30pm. Ticket prices range from $25 to $65. To order tickets simply visit TheWhitng.com, call (810) 237-7333 or (800) 8-CENTER, or visit the Ticket Center located at 1241 E. Kearsley St. just off I-475 between the University of Michigan Flint and Mott Community College. For a complete schedule and full details on the entire 2008-09 season line-up, visit TheWhiting.com or phone the Ticket Center and request a free brochure. (more...)

Julia Murney Stars in Lyric's The Who's TOMMY 2/5-2/21Julia Murney Stars in Lyric's The Who's TOMMY 2/5-2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2009

Lyric Theatre, Oklahoma's premiere professional theatre company, opens the 2009 'Lyric at the Plaza' season with The Who's Tommy, playing from February 5th through 21st. Produced in collaboration with the University of Oklahoma's Weitzenhoffer Department of Musical Theatre, this production of Tommy blends young Oklahoma talent with the experience and polish of exceptional Broadway performers. Tommy, the stunning stage adaptation of the 1969 rock opera by the legendary British rock group, The Who, made history in 1993 when it opened on Broadway and brought authentic rock music into the musical theatre realm. The Who's Pete Townshend played a vital part in the creation of the show, staying true to the album's identity as a rock and roll piece, while simultaneously allowing actors to fully develop its drama and bring the emotionally raw and moving story to a final conclusion of reconciliation and forgiveness. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'THE THIRD STORY' Opening Night PartyPhoto Coverage: 'THE THIRD STORY' Opening Night Party
by Walter McBride - Feb 4, 2009

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, Artistic Directors; William Cantler, Associate Artistic Director; Blake West, Executive Director) officially opened their production of Charles Busch's The Third Story on Monday, February 2nd and BWW was there to celebrate opening night! (more...)

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Flies Its Magic Car To Providence CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Flies Its Magic Car To Providence
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2009

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG comes to the Providence Performing Arts Center beginning March 19 for six performances only! Based on the novel by famed James Bond author and creator Ian Fleming, the production features music and lyrics by the Sherman Brothers, composers of MARY POPPINS. The National Tour also features an original script and a fresh adaptation, directed by Ray Roderick. The Providence engagement of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG also features six local children in the chorus. In October of 2008, over eighty children came to PPAC for the audition, which consisted of them learning choreography from the show, on-site, and singing an up-tempo song of their choice. The show's producers selected Andrew Purdy, of Franklin, MA; Eric Halvarson, of Cranston; Rebekah Philip, of Rehoboth, MA; Carolina King and Virginia King, of Clayville; and Fifer Horwitz of Tiverton as the regulars, and Daniel Perkins, of Bellingham, MA and Maddie Crump, of Norfolk, MA as the boy and girl alternates. The six regulars will appear in all six CHITTY performances at PPAC. (more...)

Abingdon Theater Announces $10 Preview Tix For GREEK HOLIDAYAbingdon Theater Announces $10 Preview Tix For GREEK HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2009

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced a special ticket price of $10 for preview performances of Academy Award-winner Mayo Simon's GREEK HOLIDAY, March 6 - March 17 (excepting the benefit performance on Wednesday, March 11). The production will run in Abingdon's June Havoc Theatre. The production is directed by Stephen Hollis. Under the hot blue sky of a Greek Island, a married couple makes one last try at reconciliation. He lives in despair with memories of a passionate romance with another woman. She lives in silent fury over being abandoned. Their witty repartee masks fantasies of revenge. Shocking and funny, this scintillating black comedy explores the ache of lost love. (more...)

THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Offers Discounted Tix For 2/12, 2/13THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Offers Discounted Tix For 2/12, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2009

In its Los Angeles Regional Premiere, the Tony Award winning musical The Light In The Piazza will offer special discounted tickets for the Thursday, February 12th and Friday, February 13th performances at the Covina Center for the Performing Arts. All remaining seats for these performances of this critically acclaimed production are $15. In a statement, Phil Miller, Artistic Producing Director of CCPA said 'we are very pleased to be able to offer these discounted to seats to theatre fans throughout Los Angeles during these challenging economic times. Ensuring that all fans of Piazza will be able to see this acclaimed Los Angeles Regional Premiere.' (more...)

CLASS OF 3000 Animated Play Premieres 3/7CLASS OF 3000 Animated Play Premieres 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2009

Experience the hit animated series 'Class of 3000' live on stage for the first time with the World Premiere Class of 3000 LIVE. This one-hour play based on the Emmy Award-winning Cartoon Network series created by Andr? Benjamin of OutKast and Tommy Lynch is directed and adapted by the Alliance's Rosemary Newcott and features original songs by Benjamin. Opening Night is Saturday, Mar. 7, 2000 at 7 p.m. Tickets to shows Mar. 7 - 29 are available at the Woodruff Arts Center Box office by calling 404.733.5000 or online at www.alliancetheatre.org. For the animated series, Andr? Benjamin developed the story of international music star Sunny Bridges, who flees his own celebrity to return to Atlanta. In Class of 3000 LIVE, new musical inspiration is just around the corner for Sunny when he's discovered by a group of young middle school musical prodigies in desperate search of a music teacher. Though his students don't realize it, Sunny is about to teach them new forms of expression and creativity, and the kids are about to re-ignite his passion for music and his community. (more...)

Celebrate Valentines Day At Laurie Beechman W/ Lisa AsherCelebrate Valentines Day At Laurie Beechman W/ Lisa Asher
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2009

The Laurie Beechman Theatre is pleased to celebrate Valentine's Day on Saturday, February 14th with a special evening that includes a three course dinner (specially prepared by Executive Chef Joe Marcus) and special musical performance, featuring acclaimed vocalist LISA ASHER. Please join us at 7:30pm for dinner and show (house opens at 6:30). Show only tickets are also available.* The Laurie Beechman Theatre, a sophisticated yet casual venue, is located within The West Bank Caf? at 407 West 42nd St. (@9th Ave). (more...)

Pratt, Battiste, Calloway & More Lead Cast Of THE GOOD NEGROPratt, Battiste, Calloway & More Lead Cast Of THE GOOD NEGRO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2009

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) announced complete casting today for Tracey Scott Wilson's THE GOOD NEGRO, which runs Tuesday, March 3 to Sunday, April 5 with an official press opening on Monday, March 16. Directed by Liesl Tommy and in association with Dallas Theater Center, THE GOOD NEGRO is the first new play to transfer from the Public LAB initiative to a full main stage production at The Public. The cast for THE GOOD NEGRO will feature Joniece Abbott-Pratt (Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?), Francois Battiste (Prelude to a Kiss on Broadway), J. Bernard Calloway ('Rescue Me'), Quincy Dunn-Baker (Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare in the Park), Erik Jensen (Spain at MCC), LeRoy McClain (Cymbeline at Lincoln Center), Curtis McClarin (King Hedley II at Signature), Rachel Nicks (Life Support) and Brian Wallace (A Christmas Carol at Trinity Rep). (more...)

Julia Murney Stars in Lyric's The Who's TOMMY 2/5-2/21Julia Murney Stars in Lyric's The Who's TOMMY 2/5-2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2009

Lyric Theatre, Oklahoma's premiere professional theatre company, opens the 2009 'Lyric at the Plaza' season with The Who's Tommy, playing from February 5th through 21st. Produced in collaboration with the University of Oklahoma's Weitzenhoffer Department of Musical Theatre, this production of Tommy blends young Oklahoma talent with the experience and polish of exceptional Broadway performers. Tommy, the stunning stage adaptation of the 1969 rock opera by the legendary British rock group, The Who, made history in 1993 when it opened on Broadway and brought authentic rock music into the musical theatre realm. The Who's Pete Townshend played a vital part in the creation of the show, staying true to the album's identity as a rock and roll piece, while simultaneously allowing actors to fully develop its drama and bring the emotionally raw and moving story to a final conclusion of reconciliation and forgiveness. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars in Paris-Themed CabaretPhoto Coverage: Broadway Stars in Paris-Themed Cabaret
by Adrienne Onofri - Feb 3, 2009

Gregg Edelman, Nancy Anderson, Martin Moran and Karine Plantadit perform showtunes about France and the French. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tyler Christopher at JERSEY BOYS Las VegasPhoto Flash: Tyler Christopher at JERSEY BOYS Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2009

On Saturday, January 31, daytime television star Tyler Christopher, who currently portrays Nikolas Cassadine on the ABC drama 'General Hospital,' attended JERSEY BOYS at The Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino. Christopher stopped backstage after the show to meet the talented cast and congratulate them on a spectacular performance. (more...)

MCC Replaces LaBute With Busch's THE THIRD STORY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2009

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, Artistic Directors; William Cantler, Associate Artistic Director; Blake West, Executive Director) today announced that the second offering of their 2008-09 season will be Charles Busch's The Third Story, directed by Carl Andress. (more...)

Urie, Wiig & Kressley Among  'CELEB AUTOBIO' Guests at Triad 2/2Urie, Wiig & Kressley Among 'CELEB AUTOBIO' Guests at Triad 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2009

Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words continues its sit-down, open-ended run at the Triad Theater, 158 West 72 Street, Monday, February 2, at 7:30pm, with a cast that includes Scott Adsit, Kristen Johnston, Carson Kressley, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel, Claudia Shear, Sherri Shepherd, Michael Urie, Kristen Wiig, Alan Zweibel (more...)

New 'Broadway Jukebox' Review Launches at Birdland Feb. 8th - Arnaz, Butler, Lazar & More ExpectedNew 'Broadway Jukebox' Review Launches at Birdland Feb. 8th - Arnaz, Butler, Lazar & More Expected
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2009

This Sunday, February 8th, marks the beginning of an all-new revue dedicated to Broadway music. The show is called Broadway Jukebox, an ever-changing revue of Broadway music on Sunday nights at 6:30 PM that will feature a different trio of musical theater stars every week, each offering a brand new slate of songs. Further, in the spirit of the show's title, the audience will get to pick the Broadway songs they will hear each week! (more...)

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Lisa Gajda of 'Pal Joey'GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Lisa Gajda of 'Pal Joey'
by Adrienne Onofri - Feb 1, 2009

The veteran of 12 B'way shows looks back on hits, flops, L.A. and unforgettable choreographers. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Toronto; Gets All New Canadian Cast
by Mark Andrew Lawrence - Feb 1, 2009

This summer, Broadway?s hottest musical made Canadian premiere electrifying audiences at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, extending twice and garnering extraordinary critical acclaim. Today, Dancap Productions Inc. and JERSEY BOYS are pleased to announce that the show will remain in Toronto! (more...)

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