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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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BWW Interviews - Arsenio Hall Chats New Late Night Talk Show Premiering Tonight!
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 9, 2013

Arsenio Hall spoke by phone about his past endeavors, his recent accomplishments and why he can't wait to get back into the late night TV game! (more...)

UC's College of Conservatory of Music Hosts International Jazz Trumpet Competition, 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2013

The world's best up-and-coming jazz trumpet players will converge at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) this month to compete for $15,000 in total prizes during the International Trumpet Guild's 2013 Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition, sponsored by the Herb Alpert Foundation. (more...)

Scoop: THE MIDDLE on ABC - Wednesday, September 25, 2013
by TV Scoop - Sep 9, 2013

Get all the scoop on THE MIDDLE, airing on ABC on Wednesday, September 25, 2013! (more...)

Alice Cooper to Rock the Segerstrom Center, 11/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2013

Musical macabre and mayhem will take to stage at Segerstrom Hall as founding father of modern horror rock music, Alice Cooper, makes his Segerstrom Center debut on Tuesday, November 26 at 7:30 p.m. as part of his Raise the Dead tour. (more...)

HBO Premieres BOARDWALK EMPIRE Season 4 Tonight
by TV News Desk - Sep 8, 2013

The Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning drama series kicks off its 12-episode fourth season TONIGHT, SEPT. 8 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Q & A with THE BOOK OF MORMON Star Syesha Mercado
by Elee Schrock - Sep 8, 2013

BroadwayWorld Chicago sits down with star of "The Book of Mormon" in Chicago and former "American Idol" finalist, Syesha Mercado, to talk about playing Nabulungi, her time in Chicago, and more! (more...)

Moving Image Presents THE COMPLETE HOWARD HAWKS Retrospective, Now thru 11/10
by Movies News Desk - Sep 7, 2013

Howard Hawks, the quintessential Hollywood director known for his mastery of many genres, will be the subject of a complete retrospective at Museum of the Moving Image from today, September 7 through November 10, 2013. The Museum will present 39 features. All of the films will be shown in 35mm-many in stunning restorations-except for Red Line 7000, which will be shown in 16mm. (more...)

Gregg Gelb to Close Burning Coal Theatre's MusiCoal Summer Music Series, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2013

Burning Coal Theatre Company's MusiCoal Summer Music Series 2013 will conclude with Gregg Gelb and the Second Line Stompers on Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 at 7 pm at Burning Coal Theatre, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. For further information, call 919.834.4001 or visit Burning Coal online at (more...)

Spreckels Theatre Company to Present BRIGADOON, 10/11-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2013

Spreckels Theatre Company presents BRIGADOON, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, from Oct. 11 to Oct. 27, 2013. The show will run 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. (more...)

Broadway and West End Star Alexandra Silber to Play Feinstein's at the Nikko, 10/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2013

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are proud to welcome Broadway and West End performer, Alexandra Silber, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, October 11 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, October 12 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Calvin Klein, Inc. Announces First-Ever Save the Children Benefit Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2013

Calvin Klein, Inc. announced its plans to present the first-ever Save the Children benefit gala on Tuesday, October 1st at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. The event will honor influential supporters of the organization, including Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; award-winning actor and Save the Children Artist Ambassador, Jennifer Garner; PVH Corp.'s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Emanuel (Manny) Chirico; the Bezos Family Foundation; and, Tipton Elementary School's Early Childhood Coordinator, Virginia Almeida. (more...)

Lonnie Shields to Headline Media's 2nd Saturday Events, 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2013

Come out and enjoy 2nd Saturday in Everybody's Hometown of Media, PA on Saturday September 14th, 2013. Media Arts Council is hosting a free event from 4pm to 10pm. There will be arts & music activities all over town for everyone to enjoy. (more...)

Scoop: ARROW on THE CW - Wednesday, September 25, 2013
by - Sep 6, 2013

Get all the scoop on ARROW, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, September 25, 2013! (more...)

Tommy Lee Jones Set for COWBOYS Remake
by Movies News Desk - Sep 6, 2013

Variety is exclusively reporting that Oscar-winner Tommy Lee Jones will write and direct a remake of the John Wayne Western THE COWBOYS. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Announces 15th Anniversary Season; 'OUR TOWN/YOUR THEATRE' Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2013

Rubicon Theatre Artistic Directors KARYL LYNN BURNS and JAMES O'NEIL announced the company's 15th Anniversary Season at a preview event for subscribers, donors and media last earlier this month at the theatre's home in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. The event was hosted by Rubicon Board President DR. ROZ WARNER and Board of Advisors' Chair/Board Vice-President JEFF SMITH, with onstage appearances by several of the directors, writers and performers for the season. (more...)

Hard Events Releases Video for 'Hard Summer 201'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2013

Hard Events recently wrapped the 2013 edition of Hard Summer, their sold-out major summer event with 70,000 fans. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Becomes 15th Longest-Running Broadway Show Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2013

As of the performance this Saturday evening, September 7, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS will surpass Fiddler on the Roof with 3,243 performances, becoming the 15th longest-running show in Broadway history. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Robert DeNiro in New Trailer for THE FAMILY
by Movies News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

Relativity Media has revealed a new redband trailer for THE FAMILY, starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron, and John D'Leo. (more...)

RING OF FIRE Plays the Covedale Center, Now thru 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Avenue presents Ring of Fire, tonight, September 5 - 29, 2013. (more...)

Rob Sedgwick and Elize Russell Join THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY on 9/9 & 11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

The producers of Tennessee Williams' The Two-Character Play starring Tony Award winner Amanda Plummer (Agnes of God, Pulp Fiction,Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Academy Award nominee Brad Dourif (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Deadwood), now playing throughSeptember 29th at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street), are pleased to welcome Rob Sedgwick and Elize (Lisi) Russell to the company. The pair will perform the roles usually played by Mr. Dourif and Ms. Plummer at the Monday, September 9 and Wednesday, September 11 (matinee & evening) performances, while Mr. Dourif is out of town attending a funeral of a close relative who recently passed away. (more...)

Scoop: ARROW on THE CW - Wednesday, September 25, 2013
by TV Scoop - Sep 5, 2013

Get all the scoop on ARROW, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, September 25, 2013! (more...)

Comix Brings Pete Correale Back to Foxwoods Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

Comix At Foxwoods welcomes back one of the most requested acts in the comedy chains today, Pete Correale, for four shows beginning tonight, Sept. 5 at 8 p.m. Correale will round out the weekend on Friday, Sept. 6 and Saturday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m., before his 'nasty'-themed appearance on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 10:30 p.m. (more...)

Chomet, Sullivan, Greenspan and More Among TCG & Fox Foundation's Actor Fellowship Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

The William & Eva Fox Foundation and Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, have announced the eighth round of Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship recipients. The program is designed to support actors' professional and artistic development, to enrich relationships between actors and nonprofit theatres and to ensure continued professional commitment to live theatre. Funded by the Fox Foundation and administered by TCG, the fellowship is one of only a few programs of its kind for actors in the country. (more...)

JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN Extends Through December at Don't Tell Mama's
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

'Judy and Liza Together Again', starring internationally acclaimed entertainers Rick Skye and Tommy Femia, named 'BEST DUO'in 2012 by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), has been EXTENDED AGAIN through the Summer Season at Don't Tell Mama's (343 West 46th Street). Teaming up for an evening of 'Just POW!', these MAC and Bistro Award winning performers pull out all the stops, singing classic solo's, parodies, duets and just plain whooping and hollering by the greatest mother/daughter team in show biz history in 'a high energy evening with an abundance of laughs!' (Edge) . The gaiety continues with performances on: (more...)

AGT Winners Terry Fator & Olate Dogs to Perform on Results Show, 9/11
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

Two of 'AGT's' most popular winners, Terry Fator and Olate Dogs, return to perform on NBC's 'America's Got Talent' results show, Wednesday, Sept. 11 (9-10 p.m. ET). (more...)

The Who's TOMMY to Close Moonlight Stage's 33rd Summer Season, 9/18-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

Moonlight Stage Productions' 33rd summer season closes with the smash Broadway hit THE WHO's Tommy, from September 18 to October 5, 2013, in a rare full production marking the 20th anniversary of the show's Broadway debut. (more...)

William Atherton & Anna Hopkins Set for Second Season of Syfy's DEFIANCE
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

Syfy announces additional casting for Season 2 of its highly-rated and groundbreaking drama series, Defiance. William Atherton signs on to portray high-ranking Earth Republic official Viceroy Mercado andAnna Hopkins has inked the role of Earth Republic soldier and documentarian Jessica 'Berlin' Rai. Slated for a June 2014 launch, production is currently underway in Toronto, ON for the 13-episode second season of the ambitious series, which delivered an average of 1.5 million viewers 18-49 and 3.2 million total viewers in its first season, based on Live +7 data. Defiance is produced by Universal Cable Productions. (more...)

Scoop: ARROW on THE CW - Today, September 4, 2013
by TV Scoop - Sep 4, 2013

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

Photo Flash: US Open Wheelchair Tennis Athletes Visit JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

The US Open Wheelchair Tennis Competition begins tomorrow, September 5, and ends on Sunday, September 8. Once again, the top wheelchair athletes in the world will compete in six events-men's singles, women's singles, quad singles, men's doubles, women's doubles and quad doubles. The athletes visited JERSEY BOYS last night and you can check out photos of them with the cast below! (more...)

VIDEO: The CW Reveals First Preview for ARROW Season 2
by - Sep 4, 2013

The CW has unveiled the first official preview for the upcoming season of ARROW. The series returns on Wednesday, October 9th at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Get a first look below! (more...)

Suzann Pettersen Wins LPGA Safeway Classic
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

Nike athlete Suzann Pettersen produced a come-from-behind victory at the LPGA's Safeway Classic in true athletic fashion. (more...)

WGN America Picks Up New Scripted Drama MANHATTAN
by TV News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

WGN America has ordered the drama series 'Manhattan' from Skydance Television, Tribune Studios and Lionsgate Television, the TV division of Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF). (more...)

It's Official! Michelle Williams to Star Opposite Alan Cumming in CABARET, Opening April 24 at Studio 54
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Company has officially announced that Oscar nominee Michelle Williams will star for the first time on Broadway as 'Sally Bowles' in its upcoming production of Cabaret. She will take the stage at Studio 54 alongside Alan Cumming as the Emcee, reprising the role that won him a Tony Award in 1998. (more...)

The Zombies, The Fab Faux and More Set for Yoshi's San Francisco, Fall-Winter 2013
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

Yoshi's San Francisco announces updated calendar for club and restaurant through October 6, plus new shows through December 2013. Details below! (more...)

Kenny Leon 'Thankful' to Bring Tupac Musical, HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously announced, a new musical inspired by the work of Tupac Shakur, titled HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, is on its way to Broadway. Directed by Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun [2004], Fences [2010] The Mountaintop), the project is planned for a Broadway production in the 2013-2014 season, subject to theatre availability. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 4th, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 4, 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. The release of the Equity wing Jeff Award nominations, 'Double Trouble' and 'Hank Williams' open, '50 Shades' and 'Frog And Toad' return, plus 'Heartbeat Of Home,' 'Sweet Smell Of Success,' a new musical theater magazine and more! (more...)

Brian d'Arcy James, Malcolm Gets and More to Join Ethan Hawke in LCT's MACBETH; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2013

Lincoln Center Theater, under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Andre Bishop, has announced that Bianca Amato, Shirine Babb, John Patrick Doherty, Austin Durant, Richard Easton, Francesca Faridany, Stephanie Fieger, Malcolm Gets, John Glover, Ben Horner, Ruy Iskandar, Brian d'Arcy James, Byron Jennings, Aaron Krohn, Jeremiah Maestas, Christopher McHale, Jonny Orsini, Sam Poon, Triney Sandoval, Nathan Stark, Daniel Sunjata, Patrick Vaill, Tyler Lansing Weaks and Derek Wilson will join Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff in its upcoming production of Shakespeare's MACBETH, directed by Jack O'Brien. The production, which will feature a cast of 27, will begin previews on Thursday, October 24 and open on Thursday, November 21 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Sean Kingston Debuts New Tracks via Facebook-Based Game 'GIG-IT'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2013

According to, Sean Kingston has debuts tracks from his upcoming album through a Facebook-based game called 'GIG-IT'. (more...)

Photo Flash: Calvin Harris, Tommy Trash and More at Wet Republic's Labor Day Bash
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2013

WET REPUBLIC at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino was a sight to see as the 'It' pool party celebrated an unforgettable four-day Labor Day Weekend bash featuring an action-packed lineup including Calvin Harris, R3hab, Steve Aoki, Tiesto, Tommy Trash and more. Scroll down for photos from the party! (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS Kicks Off Paramount's 2013-14 Broadway Series in Aurora Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

Aurora's Paramount Theatre will launch its third Broadway subscription series this September with the first local professional staging of In the Heights, one of Broadway's most acclaimed contemporary musicals, a potent reminder of the importance of chasing one's dreams, and the show all of Chicago will be talking about this fall. Performances are tonight, September 11 through October 6, 2013. Press opening is Saturday, September 14 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Trailerpop Teams with Relativity to Bring Movie Fans Inside The Family with New Mobile Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

"Most people watch one or two movie trailers each month, while the top members of the Trailerpop community are watching nearly 60," said Jon Vlassopulos, Chief Executive Office and founder of Trailerpop. "Trailerpop is essentially your playground for discovering entertainment so our app provides the perfect platform for studios and brands to cost effectively reach a highly targeted and super engaged fan base." (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery for Orpheum Theatre Run, 9/18-10/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

The Wicked touring company and Hennepin Theatre Trust are pleased to announce that a day-of-performance lottery for alimited number of orchestra seats will be held prior to each performance of Wicked during the Minneapolis run, September 18-October 27. Two and one-half hours before each show, people who present themselves at the Orpheum Theatre Box Office (910 Hennepin Avenue) will have their names placed in a lottery container. Thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This offer is available only in-person at the Orpheum Box Office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID to enter and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets (more...)

Trailerpop Teams with Relativity to Bring Movie Fans Inside The Family with New Mobile Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

"Most people watch one or two movie trailers each month, while the top members of the Trailerpop community are watching nearly 60," said Jon Vlassopulos, Chief Executive Office and founder of Trailerpop. "Trailerpop is essentially your playground for discovering entertainment so our app provides the perfect platform for studios and brands to cost effectively reach a highly targeted and super engaged fan base." (more...)

San Diego Country Club to Host 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced San Diego Country Club, in Chula Vista, Calif., as the host site of the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship. The dates of the championship are Aug. 7-13. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Capathia Jenkins & More to Perform the Songs of Michael Jackson at THE POP SHOW, 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

William Blake (Echoes of Etta, The Who's Tommy, The Rocky Horror Show), John Duff (Bayside! The Musical!, Rent), Billboard recording artist and three-time Showtime at the Apollo winner Matt Cusson, Capathia Jenkins (Newsies, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Caroline, or Change, Godspell, The Civil War), Leslie McDonel (American Idiot, Hairspray), N'Kenge (Motown The Musical, The Michael Jackson World Tour Tribute), Sondheim on Sondheim), Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (A Time To Kill, Carole, or Change, Radio Golf, The Wild Party, Jelly's Last Jam, Play On!), two-time Grammy Award nominee Ryan Shaw(Motown The Musical), A. J. Shively (La Cage Aux Folles, Unlock'd, February House) Rachel Valdati (My Big Gay Italian Wedding) and American Idol Top 10 Finalist Erika Van Pelt will sing songs from the Michael Jackson catalog at The Pop Show PresentsÂ…Michael Jackson! on Monday, September 16, 2013 at Birdland Jazz Club. (more...)

Alison Fraser and Mitchell Jarvis to Lead GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER at George Street Playhouse, 9/24-10/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

9 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick will be rockin' every night beginning September 24 with music and laughter. George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint have announced casting for the opening production for the venerable theatre's fortieth season. Gettin' The Band Back Together (formerly titled Garage Band) is a rockin' valentine to the Garden State, and will be directed by Tony Award-winner John Rando - who also helmed The Toxic Avenger in New Brunswick (and New York) a few seasons back. Gettin' The Band Back Together will rock the house beginning Tuesday, September 24 and continue through Sunday, October 27. Opening night is set for Friday, October 4. Gettin' The Band Back Together is performed by special arrangement with Davenport Theatrical Enterprises, Inc. and Roy Putrino. (more...)

T. Schreiber Studio and Theatre to Present THE PILLOWMAN, Begin. 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

T. Schreiber Studio and Theatre presents Martin McDonagh's acclaimed play THE PILLOWMAN - winner of the 2004 Olivier Award for Best New Play and the 2004-05 New York Drama Critic's Circle Award for Best New Foreign Play - with preview performances beginning October 16 prior to an official press opening of October 20 at T. Schreiber Studio and Theatre (151 West 26th Street, 7th floor) in Manhattan. (more...)

Larry Chance, MAGICAL NIGHS and More Set for WBT's Special Events, Sept 2013
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

The Westchester Broadway Theatre has announced various special events to take place throughout October, including Italian House Party, Chicago Rat Pack, and Magical Nights, straight from New York City. (more...)

The Clash Releases Deluxe 'Sound System' Box Set
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

Designed and compiled by The Clash, the new deluxe 12-disc Sound System collects for the first time all of the band's seminal studio albums remastered, plus three CDs of demos, non-album singles, B-sides and rarities; Also includes a DVD which couples all of the band's videos with unseen footage from the archives of Julien Temple and Don Letts (more...)

Scoop: THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON on CBS - Week of September 16, 2013
by TV Scoop - Sep 10, 2013

Get all the scoop on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON, airing on CBS for the week of September 16, 2013! (more...)

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