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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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Bridge Street Live Welcomes Debbie Davies Band Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

Debbie Davies Band will perform at Bridge Street Live tonight, August 16, 2013 at 9:00 PM. (more...)

Beats Antique Launches Kickstarter to Fund Stage Production for Fall Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

Starting today, Friday, August 16, BEATS ANTIQUE has launched their campaign with Kickstarter to help build a state-of-the-art stage production for their upcoming A Thousand Faces tour this fall. (more...)

bergenPAC Presents THE ROCK'N'BLUES FEST with Ten Years After and More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

?The Rock'n'Blues Fest will play this summer at bergenPAC featuring five well-known players who were initially inspired to pick up their instruments due to their love for rock and blues. These rock legendary figures are Ten Years After, Edgar Winter, Canned Heat, Rick Derringer, and Pat Travers. (more...)

Steve Aoki, Tiesto & More Set for Wet Republic at MGM Grand in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

WET REPUBLIC at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino will keep the summertime madness going with an unrivaled DJ lineup through the month of September. Each weekend, world-renowned artists will man the turntables as they spin their heart-pumping hits for thousands of bikini-clad partygoers. Kicking off the month with an unbeatable Labor Day Weekend lineup, the September roster includes (in alphabetical order) Bingo Players, Bob Sinclar, Calvin Harris andTiësto, among others. (more...)

Photo Coverage: SOUL DOCTOR Cast Celebrates Opening Night!
by Linda Lenzi - Aug 16, 2013

Soul Doctor, about the life and music of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone, officially opened last night, August 15. Soul Doctor has music by Shlomo Carlebach, orchestrated and arranged for Broadway by Steve Margoshes (Smokey Joe's Cafe, The Who's Tommy), book and direction by Daniel S. Wise, and lyrics by David Schechter. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the opening night festivities and you can check out photos from the after party at the Liberty Theatre below! (more...)

New Original Series MASTERS OF SEX Among Showtime's 2013 Fall Programming
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

Showtime announces its 2013 Fall Programming Overview. (more...)

Exclusive: Renee Marino to Play 'Mary' in JERSEY BOYS Film
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

BroadwayWorld has learned that Renee Marino, who currently plays 'Mary Delgado' in Jersey Boys on Broadway, will play the role in the upcoming big screen adaptation, which is to be directed by Clicnt Eastwood. Her other Broadway credits include: Wonderland and Chaplin. (more...)

Nancy Opel, Matthew Saldivar & David Josefsberg to Join Tony Danza & Rob McClure in Paper Mill's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

Honeymoon in Vegas will star television, screen and stage icon Tony Danza (Who's the Boss?, Taxi, The Producers, A View From The Bridge, The Iceman Cometh) as Tommy Korman, a widowed and unscrupulous gambler looking for another shot at love. Leading the company are Tony nominee Rob McClure (Chaplin) as Jack Singer, Brynn O'Malley (Annie) as Betsy Nolan, Tony nomineeNancy Opel (Memphis, Urinetown) as Bea Singer, Matthew Saldivar (Peter and the Starcatcher) as Johnny Sandwich and David Josefsberg(Wedding Singer) as Tony Rocky/Roy Bacon (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 10-16
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 16, 2013

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST takes a bow in the Park, The Matilda's have a Potter experience, FIRST DATE hits the recording studio and so much more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside SOUL DOCTOR's Opening Night Curtain Call!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 16, 2013

Soul Doctor, about the life and music of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone, officially opened last night, August 15. Soul Doctor has music by Shlomo Carlebach, orchestrated and arranged for Broadway by Steve Margoshes (Smokey Joe's Cafe, The Who's Tommy), book and direction by Daniel S. Wise, and lyrics by David Schechter. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the opening night festivities and you can check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

Adolescent Anarchy to Stage LORD OF THE FLIES at Des Moines Community Playhouse, 8/23-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

Adolescent Anarchy: A Theatre Collabroative at the Des Moines Community Playhouse, presents 'Lord of the Flies,' Aug. 23-31. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, and at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. (more...)

FAR OUT! Lauren Fox and Friends Rock & Roll at 54 Below with a Reverential and Remarkable Woodstock Tribute Show
by Stephen Hanks - Aug 16, 2013

In cabaret, there are variety shows and there are VARIETY shows. Going on close to three years as a reviewer and attending a myriad of these affairs that can range in feel from Ed Sullivan to the Gong Show, I no longer have much patience for the lower case version. But every once in a while there's a multi-performer extravaganza that screams capital letters. It turns out that MAC-Award winning singer Lauren Fox has acquired the knack for staging 'Big V' variety shows because they are all about the themes, the stories, and the music, and not about the performers. And wouldn't you know it? With the egos being upstaged by everyone's joy and passion for the project, everybody wins . . . especially the audience. That was the case last night at 54 Below with the Fox produced 'One Night of Peace & Music: A Tribute to Woodstock.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TIMMY THE GREAT at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

Timmy the Great is a new musical based on the children's book King Timmy the Great by Sandra Hochman and Tad Danielak, (which was inspired by the Polish martyr, Janusz Korshak's, book 'King Matt The First'). Book & Lyrics are by poet, novelist, journalist, Sandra Hochman (Yale Younger Poets Award, and twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize); Gary Kupper ('Freckle Face Strawberry') has composed the music; and Edward Pierce is the production consultant. Choreographed by Julie Arenal ('Hair'). The production is directed by Julie Arenal and Jay Binder. Get a first look at the musical below! (more...)

New Musical TIMMY THE GREAT Begins at Theater for the New City Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

Timmy the Great begins performances at Theater For The New City (155 1st Avenue, NYC), today, August 15th and runs through Sunday, September 1. Performances will be Thurs, Fri. & Sat at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:00pm. (more...)

Ken Peplowski to Join Capital Jazz Orchestra for Benny Goodman Tribute, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

On Sunday, January 16, 1938 the world of Jazz and Swing changed forever. On Sunday, September 22, 2013 The Capital Jazz Orchestra and New York City clarinet virtuoso Ken Peplowski will salute the 75rd anniversary of this momentous concert…recreating that very show, to the minute! Benny Goodman's 1938 show at Carnegie Hall in New York has been billed as the world's most famous jazz concert, a ground-breaking event that brought jazz into the mainstream. The concert featured such swing icons as Lionel Hampton, Harry James, Gene Krupa, Count Basie, Lester Young and Johnny Hodges and included such timeless jazz classics as "Don't Be That Way," "Avalon," and the iconic swing performance of "Sing, Sing, Sing." (more...)

Ink Launches Development Framework for People to Instantly Access and Move Content Across iOS Applications
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Ink today announced the launch of its Ink Mobile solution. The new iOS development framework brings PC functionality to mobile devices, seamlessly connecting content directly into and across popular applications and cloud services. Ink Mobile eliminates the countless steps it takes to sign, edit, share, save, and send photos and documents from mobile devices, allowing people to quickly complete tasks on-the-go that they previously would wait to complete on their PCs. The new Ink framework is available starting today, initially on iOS only. Download it here: https://www.inkmobility.com/. Additionally, Ink is releasing four sample applications to demonstrate the benefits of the framework. Download the following sample apps in the App Store: ThatInbox, ThatPDF, ThatPhoto. (more...)

Tommy Steele to Reprise West End Role in UK SCROOGE Tour, Begin. 23 Oct. at New Wimbledon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

Direct from its West End run at the London Palladium last Christmas, Tommy STEELE will reprise his role as Ebenezer Scrooge in Bill Kenwright's spectacular production of festive musical SCROOGE. Tommy Steele's return to the London Palladium in Scrooge the Musical last year sent him into the record books once again as the star to have headlined more performances than any other at London's most famous theatre. A prestigious plaque was mounted at the Palladium to honour this extraordinary achievement. (more...)

Skylight Theatre's 2013 SALUTE to Honor Playwright Terrence McNally, 9/26-29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

The Skylight Theatre Company is honoring multi-award winning playwright Terrence McNally in a four-day, star-studded event. (more...)

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of SOUL DOCTOR on Broadway- Opens Tonight!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 15, 2013

Soul Doctor, about the life and music of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone, officially opens tonight, August 15. Soul Doctor has music by Shlomo Carlebach, orchestrated and arranged for Broadway by Steve Margoshes (Smokey Joe's Cafe, The Who's Tommy), book and direction by Daniel S. Wise, and lyrics by David Schechter. BroadwayWorld brings highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)

Scoop: ARROW on THE CW - Wednesday, September 4, 2013
by - Aug 15, 2013

Get all the scoop on ARROW, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, September 4, 2013! (more...)

Photos and Video: It's Opening Night! The Rockstar Rabbi Arrives on Broadway in SOUL DOCTOR!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

Soul Doctor, about the life and music of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone, is currently in previews at the Circle in the Square Theatre, with an official opening slated for Thursday, August 15. Soul Doctor has music by Shlomo Carlebach, orchestrated and arranged for Broadway by Steve Margoshes (Smokey Joe's Cafe, The Who's Tommy), book and direction by Daniel S. Wise, and lyrics by David Schechter. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival Set for Late August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

Trendsetters and shopping pros are invited to a 12-day spectacular that promises a fashionable finish to the summer. The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival presented by MasterCard returns to The Magnificent Mile in Chicago from August 22 September 2. (more...)

Plays by Robert O'Hara, Jessica Blank & More Set for The Public's NEW WORK NOW! Series, Begin. 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

The Public Theater announced the September line-up today for NEW WORK NOW!, the free reading series that allows audiences an opportunity to experience new work by a diverse selection of established and emerging theater artists. NEW WORK NOW! will run September 9 to September 21 in The Public's Martinson Theater (425 Lafayette Street). Now in its twentieth season, NEW WORK NOW! is an important part of The Public Theater's ongoing commitment to developing and mentoring new voices for the American Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tom Sturridge, Eddie Redmayne & More Attend A DOLL'S HOUSE Press Night
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

Tom Sturridge, Eddie Redmayne were among those in attendance at last night's press night after party for Carrie Cracknell's production of A DOLL'S HOUSE. The critcally acclaimed play is currently running at the Duke of York's Theatre to October 26, 2013. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Gary Gulman Set for Series of Shows at Comix at Foxwoods, Begin. 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

The hilarious Gary Gulman will take to the stage at Comix At Foxwoods for four performances from Thursday, Oct. 3 to Saturday, Oct. 5. Gulman will keep audiences laughing at 8 p.m. each night throughout the weekend, before ending things on a high note with a 10:30 p.m. performance on Oct. 5. (more...)

Tarpan Records Announces Release of 'Thunder 2013'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

Tarpan Records is pleased to announce the national release of Thunder 2013, a new full length album by Narada Michael Walden on September 17th 2013. (more...)

TIMMY THE GREAT Begins Performances at Theater For The New City Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2013

Timmy the Great is a new musical based on the children's book King Timmy the Great by Sandra Hochman and Tad Danielak, (which was inspired by the Polish martyr, Janusz Korshak's, book 'King Matt The First'). Book & Lyrics are by poet, novelist, journalist, Sandra Hochman (Yale Younger Poets Award, and twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize); Gary Kupper ('Freckle Face Strawberry') has composed the music; and Edward Pierce is the production consultant. Choreographed by Julie Arenal ('Hair'). The production is directed by Julie Arenal and Jay Binder. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 14th, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 14, 2013

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Three major local premieres begin this week ('Next To Normal,' '9 To 5' and 'The Color Purple'), plus coverage of LOW's 'Cabaret,' two Cole Porter revues, busy Circle Theatre, 'Persuasion' is back, and 'In The Heights' and 'Hello, Dolly!' get their casts. It's a big Mosh Pit! (more...)

Comix At Foxwoods to Welcome John Mulaney, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2013

Comix At Foxwoods and Fox Theater will welcome the hilarious John Mulaney for one performance on Friday, Nov. 8 at 9 p.m. (more...)

Scoop: ARROW on THE CW - Today, August 14, 2013
by TV Scoop - Aug 14, 2013

Get all the scoop on ARROW, airing on THE CW today, August 14, 2013! (more...)

The Tommy Igoe Big Band, Laura Mvula and More Set for Yoshi's SF, Now thru 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2013

Yoshi's San Francisco announces updated calendar for club and restaurant through September 15, plus new shows through December 2013. Details below! (more...)

VIDEO: Musical Web-Series CITY OF DREAMS - Episode 6
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2013

Episode 6 of the Musical Web-Series, 'City of Dreams' was released on Wednesday, August 14th. Check it out below! (more...)

THE CAVALCADERS, JULIE MADLY DEEPLY, THE JOINERY and More Set for Roscommon Arts Centre, Sept-Dec 2013
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2013

Roscommon Arts Centre has announced its events, September through December 2013. Details below! (more...)

Totem Pole Playhouse to Wrap Regular Season with Tribute to Songwriter Ellie Greenwich, 8/20-9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2013

You may not recognize her name, but if you know anything about rock and roll in the mid 1960s, you'll know her songs. Ellie Greenwich wrote or co-wrote many of the songs that became hit records for popular vocal groups produced by Phil Spector and his famous Wall of Sound technique and the legendary production team of Lieber and Stoller. Greenwich's rise from aspiring singer-songwriter and college student from Long Island to writing some of rock and roll's most iconic hits is portrayed in the musical Leader of the Pack, playing at Totem Pole Playhouse from August 20 through September 1. (more...)

Scoop: ARROW on THE CW - Wednesday, September 4, 2013
by TV Scoop - Aug 14, 2013

Get all the scoop on ARROW, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, September 4, 2013! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Caroline Martin, Hattie Morahan and More in A DOLL'S HOUSE at Duke of York's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

Carrie Cracknell's critically acclaimed Young Vic production of A Doll's House is booking at the Duke of York's Theatre to 26 October 2013. Hattie Morahan reprises her award-winning role of Nora Helmer opposite Dominic Rowan's Torvald in Olivier award-winning playwright Simon Stephens' new version of Henrik Ibsen's play. Press night is 14 August at 7pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST's Opening Night in the Park!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 13, 2013

The Public Theater's production of the new musical LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, the second show of The Public's 2013 free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte, recently began previews on July 23. Directed by Alex Timbers, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST features songs by Michael Friedman with book adaptation by Timbers and will run through Sunday, August 18, and opened last night, August 12. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

The Flea's SARAH FLOOD IN SALEM MASS to Begin Performances 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

The Flea Theater presents the World Premiere of SARAH FLOOD IN SALEM MASS by Obie Award winner Adriano Shaplin (Pig Iron's Hell Meets Henry Halfway). This radical re-telling of the events leading up to the Salem Witch Trials will be directed by Rebecca Wright featuring members of The Bats. Previews begin September 24 with opening slated for October 6. The Flea's Producing Director Carol Ostrow says, 'bringing Shaplin's work and his team of collaborators together with The Bats will be one of the most combustible theatrical events of the season.' (more...)

JERSEY BOYS to Open 9/17 at Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, will make its much-anticipated return to Columbus to play the Ohio Theatre September 17-29. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at John Herrera, Harriett D. Foy, Lilli Cooper and More in Goodspeed's LMNOP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

Goodspeed Musicals has announced the cast of LMNOP, an edgy new musical about an island whose citizens begin to lose their freedoms one letter at a time. The musical will run from July 25 to August 18 at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. ­- Goodspeed's home for developing fresh, innovative, and original new musicals. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production photos below! (more...)

Scoop: BODY OF PROOF on ABC - Today, August 13, 2013
by TV Scoop - Aug 13, 2013

Get all the scoop on BODY OF PROOF, airing on ABC today, August 13, 2013! (more...)

Leimay to Premiere BECOMING-CORPUS at BAM Fisher, 9/12-15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

LEIMAY will present the world premiere of 'Becoming-Corpus,' a performance experience of dance, video and live electronic music, at Brooklyn Academy of Music's newest venue, BAM Fisher, located at 321 Ashland Place, September 12 to 15. (more...)

EIGHT IS ENOUGH Among Warner Archive's New Releases
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

The Warner Archive Collection announces its newest releases: (more...)

Surflight Theatre Extends LES MISERABLES Through 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

Audiences are storming the barricades! Due to popular demand, Surflight Theatre, under the leadership of Executive Director Ken Myers, has extended Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece LES MISERABLES, with performances through August 31. (more...)

Tommy Tune to Perform at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

Broadway's legendary song and dance man Tommy Tune hits the stage showcasing his latest performance 'Taps, Tunes & Tall Tales' at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Saturday, August 31 at 8:30pm. Tickets are $35 - $75 and can be purchased online at www.whbpac.org. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes with SHREK THE MUSICAL on CBS Chicago
by Stage Tube - Aug 13, 2013

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents Shrek The Musical, the Theater's annual summer family musical, directed and choreographed by Rachel Rockwell with music direction by Michael Mahler, July 13-September 1, 2013 in CST's Courtyard Theater. Based on the Academy Award-winning DreamWorks film and the book by William Steig, CST's 75-minute production of Shrek The Musical will take audiences on an unconventional fairy-tale adventure with everyone's favorite ogre. The production features two Jeff Award-winning actors: Michael Aaron Lindner as the lovable ogre Shrek and Summer Naomi Smart in her CST debut as the spunky Princess Fiona. In support of Mayor Emanuel's Summer of Learning Program, special activities will be offered in conjunction with Shrek The Musical for students to earn a "Bard Badge." (more...)

Historic $900 Million Green Build Expansion Opens at San Diego International Airport
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 13, 2013 - The Green Build expansion at San Diego International Airport opened to passengers today, marking the completion of the largest project in the airport's history. The Green Build was completed on schedule and is expected to be $45 million under budget. (more...)

Broadway Cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf to Play 54 Below with Jessica Molaskey & Mary Beth Peil, 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

On August 18th at 9:30, Broadway cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf will bring a thrilling evening of music to 54 Below, featuring veteran Broadway stars; renown jazz vocalist, Jessica Molaskey (Sunday in the Park with George, Parade, Tommy) and star of CBS's The Good Wife, Mary Beth Peil (Follies, Sunday in the Park with George, Nine, The King and I.) (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at John Herrera, Harriett D. Foy, Lilli Cooper and More in Highlights of Goodspeed's LMNOP
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 13, 2013

Goodspeed Musicals has announced the cast of LMNOP, an edgy new musical about an island whose citizens begin to lose their freedoms one letter at a time. The musical will run from July 25 to August 18 at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. ­- Goodspeed's home for developing fresh, innovative, and original new musicals. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production highlights below! (more...)

Kentwood Players to Hold Auditions for IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY, 9/14-15
by Shari Barrett - Aug 13, 2013

Kentwood Players will hold auditions 'It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play' by Joe Landry on Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 11am-4pm and on Sunday, September 15 from 6-9pm with possible callbacks on Monday, September 16 at 7pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue, Westchester, CA 90045. (more...)

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