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St. James Theatre (New York, NY)
246 West 44th St.

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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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R.R.R.E.D. A Secret Musical to Run at NYMF Starring Balser and Deitch Oct. 1 -3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2009

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) & Shea Sullivan will present R.R.R.E.D. A Secret Musical for FOUR PERFORMANCES ONLY, October 1-3 at the 45th Street Theater. Based on a true study, R.R.R.E.D., with music & lyrics by Katie Thompson & book by Adam Jackman, Patrick Livingston & Katie Thompson, is directed by Andy Sandberg (Tony Award winning Producer of Hair), with musical supervision by Charlie Alterman (Next to Normal). (more...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS Welcomes Jeremy Kushnier And The Cast Of 'BIG GAY MUSICAL' 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2009

Broadway Sessions w/ Ben D is thrilled to welcome Jeremy Kushnier and ' The Big Gay Musical' film cast members Daniel Robinson, Joey Dudding and Celina Carvajal September 8th. (more...)

Jordan Roth To Succeed Rocco Landesman As President Of Jujamcyn Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2009

It was announced today that producer Jordan Roth has succeeded Rocco Landesman as President of Jujamcyn Theaters, the owner and operator of five major Broadway theatres. Roth, 33, takes over leadership of the organization which Landesman presided over from 1987 until his recent confirmation as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts on August 7. Roth is also acquiring a 50% ownership interest in the privately held company. (more...)

Billy Crystal Brings His Tony Winning 700 SUNDAYS To Selected Cities This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2009

It was announced today that Billy Crystal will bring 700 SUNDAYS, his Tony Award-winning Broadway blockbuster, to six cities for limited engagements this fall, launching at Washington, D.C.'s National Theatre September 8 - 17. The tour will also play Philadelphia, Dallas, Palm Beach, Miami and Atlanta. 700 SUNDAYS, a play performed and written by Mr. Crystal with additional content by Alan Zweibel is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale for WICKED in Providence October 17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2009

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2007, WICKED, the smash-hit musical will return to Providence, RI, December 16, 2009 through January 10, 2010. Tickets for WICKED's return engagement go on sale Saturday, October 17; the PPAC Box Office, located at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence, will open at 8A for in-person sales only. Beginning at 10A, tickets can also be purchased online at www.ppacri.org or by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). Additional details regarding WICKED's on-sale event will be announced soon. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Presents Page To Stage Production Of HOOVER COMES ALIVE! September 8-13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2009

La Jolla Playhouse is pleased to present HOOVER COMES ALIVE!, by Sean Cunningham, with songs by Michael Friedman, and directed by Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatchers), running September 8 - 13, 2009 in the Mandell Weiss Forum. HOOVER COMES ALIVE! is a Page To Stage presentation, as well as part of the Playhouse's THE EDGE series. (more...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS Welcomes Jeremy Kushnier And The Cast Of 'BIG GAY MUSICAL' 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2009

Broadway Sessions w/ Ben D is thrilled to welcome Jeremy Kushnier and ' The Big Gay Musical' film cast members Daniel Robinson, Joey Dudding and Celina Carvajal September 8th. (more...)

New York Musical Theatre Festival Announces Contestants for the 'Next Broadway Sensation'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2009

Preliminary auditions were held over the weekend and out of hundreds of auditions, NYMF has selected the 10 finalists that will compete to be the 'Next Broadway Sensation.' Belting this year at New World Stages will be: Nathan Brisby, Catherine Brookman, Starr J. Busby, Lisa Marie Gargione, Nkrumah Gatling, Lyle Colby Mackston, Zak Resnick, Angelo Rios, Louise Stewart and Cassie Wooley (more...)

The Gallery Players Presents TOP OF THE HEAP 10/24-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2009

The Gallery Players, three-time recipient of the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical, is proud to announce casting and creative team for its fall musical: Top of the Heap. (more...)

Powerhouse Lineup Announced for 'Star Chats: Broadway Leading Ladies'
by Romi Oliverio - Sep 30, 2009

Back2Broadway's'Star Chats: Broadway Leading Ladies' has announced a powerhouse lineup for its upcoming conversation event being held at the Times Centre on September 30. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Recoups After 30 Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2009

WEST SIDE STORY producers announced today the recoupment of the show's $14 million investment after running only 30 Weeks (247 performances). The smash hit revival opened on Broadway Thursday, March 19, 2009 and began previews Monday, February 23, 2009 at the Palace Theatre, where it holds the house record for highest weekly gross. A national tour of this production of WEST SIDE STORY will begin in the fall of 2010. (more...)

Stage West Presents Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH 9/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2009

A wife who looks after the home. A husband who is an inventor. Two growing children. A knowing and unreliable maid, and two pets. (more...)

The New York Musical Theatre Festival Announces Extensions for F#@KING UP EVERYTHING and SING, BUT DON'T TELL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2009

Due to popular demand, the following shows have added additional performances: F#@KING UP EVERYTHING - Sat, Oct 17 at 11pm SING, BUT DON'T TELL - Sun, Oct 18 at 3pm (more...)

WICKED Greenville Tix Go On Sale 10/3 Online Or At The Peace Center Box Office
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2009

WICKED, the most anticipated musical production of the 2009 - 2010 season will go on sale to the public on Saturday, October 3rd, at 7:00am. (more...)

Ray Of Light Theatre Presents THE WHO'S TOMMY 10/16-11/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2009

Ray of Light Theatre (www.roltheatre.com), San Francisco's inimitable non-profit musical theatre company, announces the opening of its 9th season with the rock music spectacular, The Who's Tommy. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Complete Cast of BONNIE & CLYDE, Sands & Osnes To Star
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2009

La Jolla Playhouse is pleased to announce the complete cast of its world-premiere musical Bonnie & Clyde, music by Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel), lyrics by Tony Award-winner Don Black (Sunset Boulevard, Song and Dance), book by Ivan Menchell (The Cemetery Club, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), with direction and musical staging by Jeff Calhoun (Deaf West's Big River and Pippin, Grease!), playing November 10 - December 20, 2009 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Celebrates Two Of Their Productions Hitting The Broadway Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2009

Even as the world premiere of Green Day's American Idiot takes the Roda Theatre by storm, Berkeley Repertory Theatre celebrates bringing two shows to Broadway that were developed on the same stage. (more...)

Variety Celebrates Distinguished Women In The Arts On Stage And Off
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2009

Yesterday, Variety's Women in Theatre Report was ripe with reports on some of the industry's most accomplished women, on stage and off. Among the accomplished talents featured were Sigourney Weaver, Anne Hathaway, Lynn Nottage, Diane Paulus, Alice Ripley, Karen Olivo, and Sonia Friedman (more...)

Billy Crystal's 700 SUNDAYS Comes To The Cobb Center 12/16-20, Tickets On Sale 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2009

As a 2009-2010 season special for Atlanta Broadway Series, Billy Crystal will bring 700 SUNDAYS, his Tony Award-winning Broadway blockbuster, to Atlanta's Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre December 16-20, 2009. 700 SUNDAYS, a play performed and written by Mr. Crystal with additional content by Alan Zweibel is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. (more...)

Alison, Daniels, Kantor & More Set For York Theatre Co Readings
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2009

The award-winning York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) announces casting for Paradise Tossed and Falling to Earth, the next offerings in its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series. (more...)

WICKED Des Moines Tickets Go On Sale 6/20, Plays 9/23-10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2009

Tickets to WICKED, a new musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Academy Award winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman ('My So Called Life,' 'Once And Again' and 'thirtysomething') based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, will go on sale Saturday, June 20, 2009. WICKED will play in Des Moines Wednesday, Sept. 23 to Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009 (more...)

Powerhouse Lineup Announced for 'Star Chats: Broadway Leading Ladies'
by Romi Oliverio - Sep 22, 2009

Back2Broadway's'Star Chats: Broadway Leading Ladies' has announced a powerhouse lineup for its upcoming conversation event being held at the Times Centre on September 30. (more...)

CROSS THAT RIVER Runs 10/12-10/18 At TBG Theatre, Part Of NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2009

CROSS THAT RIVER - A New Musical About the Black West - with music, lyrics and original concept by the celebrated jazz vocalist Allan Harris, book and direction by 4-time Emmy winner Andrew Wilk, and choreography by Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie, - an official selection of the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival, at the TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street). (more...)

Julie Halston to Host IT Awards at New World Stages Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2009

Comedic actress Julie Halston hosts the 2009 IT Awards, which honor the best of Off-Off Broadway, tonight at New World Stages at 7:00pm. (more...)

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour Comes To Amway Arena 12/5 For 2 Shows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2009

Begin with the theatrical appeal of the Phantom of the Opera and the rock opera storytelling of The Who's, Tommy. (more...)

2009 Innovative Theatre Awards Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2009

On Monday September 21, 2009, the IT Awards (New York Innovative Theatre Awards), the organization dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, and host Julie Halston, announced the 2009 recipients at the Fifth Annual IT Awards Ceremony at New World Stages. Those unable to attend joined the OOB theatre community's biggest night of the year online, and also followed theatre critic Aaron Riccio's (Theater Talk's New Theater Corps, That Sounds Cool) live-blogging at www.nyitawards.com/live. (more...)

WICKED At The Paramount Theatre Begins Day-of-Performance Lottery 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2009

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held daily for WICKED, which will be performing from September 2 through October 4 at The Paramount Theatre. (more...)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Plays Abingdon's Barter Stage, Opens 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2009

Little Shop of Horrors, the delightful sci-fi musical comedy takes over Barter Stage II beginning September 11. (more...)

NYMF Announces Extensions for ENCORE, FAT CAMP, F#@KING UP EVERYTHING & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2009

Due to popular demand, the following shows have added additional performances: Encore: Friday, October 2nd at 5pm Fat Camp: Friday, October 2nd at 4pm (more...)

ATC Opens 25th Season With Chicago Premiere Of Hollmann & Kotis' YEAST NATION, Runs 9/10-10/18, Opens 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2009

American Theater Company (ATC) kicks off its 25th season with the Chicago Premiere of Yeast Nation (the triumph of life) with music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book & lyrics by Greg Kotis. The production is directed by Artistic Director PJ Paparelli, with Musical Direction by Mark Elliott, and will run September 10 - October 18, 2009 at American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron St, Chicago. An official opening is set for Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 7 PM. (more...)

Casting Announced For THE 39 STEPS Pre-Tour Engagement At La Jolla Playhouse 8/11-9/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2009

La Jolla Playhouse is pleased to present The 39 Steps, directed by Maria Aitken and adapted for the stage by Patrick Barlow, based on an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon, based on the book by John Buchan. The production will run August 11 - September 13 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre (media night: Sunday August 16 at 7:00 pm). The 39 Steps will make its West Coast premiere at La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre before starting on a national tour. (more...)

GENESIUS Runs 8/26-9/13 At TADA! Youth Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2009

L J Fecho, Entourage Entertainment, in association with Genesius Theatre and Sweet Street Desserts, presents GENESIUS, a new musical beginning August 26, 2009 at TADA! Youth Theater, 15 W. 28th Street, NYC (between Broadway and Fifth Avenue). (more...)

GENESIUS Runs 8/26-9/13 At TADA! Youth Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2009

L J Fecho, Entourage Entertainment, in association with Genesius Theatre and Sweet Street Desserts, presents GENESIUS, a new musical beginning August 26, 2009 at TADA! Youth Theater, 15 W. 28th Street, NYC (between Broadway and Fifth Avenue). (more...)

GENESIUS Runs 8/26-9/13 At TADA! Youth Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2009

L J Fecho, Entourage Entertainment, in association with Genesius Theatre and Sweet Street Desserts, presents GENESIUS, a new musical beginning August 26, 2009 at TADA! Youth Theater, 15 W. 28th Street, NYC (between Broadway and Fifth Avenue). (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Presents Page To Stage Production Of HOOVER COMES ALIVE! September 8-13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2009

La Jolla Playhouse is pleased to present HOOVER COMES ALIVE!, by Sean Cunningham, with songs by Michael Friedman, and directed by Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatchers), running September 8 - 13, 2009 in the Mandell Weiss Forum. HOOVER COMES ALIVE! is a Page To Stage presentation, as well as part of the Playhouse's THE EDGE series. (more...)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Plays Abingdon's Barter Stage, Opens 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2009

Little Shop of Horrors, the delightful sci-fi musical comedy takes over Barter Stage II beginning September 11. (more...)

NYMF Announces Casting For 2009 Festival, Extensions Announced for COUNT TO TEN, HURRICANE and PLAGUED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2009

In the glory days of the movie musical, folks joked that MGM stood for 'Makes Great Musicals' and it boasted more stars than in the heavens. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Presents Reading of THE LARAMIE PROJECT: 10 YEARS LATER with Wright, Foxworth, Sands & Winningham
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2009

On October 12, 2009, La Jolla Playhouse will join with theatres across the country in presenting a reading of the Tectonic Theater Project's new work: The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, by The Laramie Project creators Mois├ęs Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber. This compelling and groundbreaking epilogue to the original piece will premiere on October 12, 2009 at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall and at more than 100 other theaters in all 50 states, Canada, Great Britain, Spain, Hong Kong and Australia. (more...)

Roundabout's BYE BYE BIRDIE Starts Full Rehearsals 7/28, Previews Begin 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2009

After a 48 year absence, Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents the first new Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie as the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) beginning Thursday, September 10th, 2009 with an official opening on Thursday, October 15th, 2009. This will be a limited engagement through January 10th, 2010. (more...)

ATC Opens 25th Season With Chicago Premiere Of Hollmann & Kotis' YEAST NATION, Runs 9/10-10/18, Opens 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2009

American Theater Company (ATC) kicks off its 25th season with the Chicago Premiere of Yeast Nation (the triumph of life) with music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book & lyrics by Greg Kotis. The production is directed by Artistic Director PJ Paparelli, with Musical Direction by Mark Elliott, and will run September 10 - October 18, 2009 at American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron St, Chicago. An official opening is set for Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 7 PM. (more...)

Blickenstaff, Lewis, Murney & More Star In Signature's FIRST YOU DREAM Kander & Ebb Celebration 9/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2009

The 2009 Regional Theatre Tony Award winning-Signature Theatre presents the world premiere theater event First You Dream': The Music of Kander & Ebb, September 10 through 27, 2009. A tribute to Broadway's most celebrated songwriting partnership - from Cabaret to Chicago to Curtains - Signature pulls out the stops with Broadway's Heidi Blickenstaff, James Clow, Norm Lewis, Julia Murney, Matthew Scott, and Eleasha Gamble and a 19-piece orchestra, plus staging and set design by Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and choreography by Karma Camp. (more...)

WICKED Returns To San Diego Civic Theatre 7/29-8/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2009

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time for a two-week engagement in 2006, WICKED, the smash-hit musical, will return to SAN DIEGO CIVIC THEATRE, playing from JULY 29 - AUGUST 30, 2009. We also have two San Diego actors in the cast: KEVIN McMAHON and MERIDETH KAYE CLARK. (more...)

WICKED Makes Its Austin Premiere 8/12-30 At University Of Texas's Bass Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2009

WICKED is set to make its Austin premiere starting August 12-30 at the University of Texas at Austin Performing Arts Center's Bass Concert Hall. (more...)

WICKED Soars Back To San Diego's Civic Theatre 7/29 - 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2009

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time for a two-week engagement in 2006, WICKED, the smash-hit musical, returns to SAN DIEGO CIVIC THEATRE as a Broadway/San Diego - A Nederlander Presentation, playing Wednesday, JULY 29 through Sunday, AUGUST 30. (more...)

WICKED Flies Into SD Civic Theatre August 21 Through 30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2009

WICKED, the smash-hit musical, returned to SAN DIEGO CIVIC THEATRE on July 29 as a Broadway/San Diego - A Nederlander Presentation, once again breaking box office records and receiving rave reviews. San Marcos native CHANDRA LEE SCHWARTZ will step into the role of Glinda on Friday, August 21; as Broadway's biggest blockbuster continues at San Diego Civic Theatre through Sunday, August 30. (more...)

WICKED Begins Tonight At SD's Civic Theatre, Plays Through August 30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2009

WICKED, the smash-hit musical, returned to SAN DIEGO CIVIC THEATRE on July 29 as a Broadway/San Diego - A Nederlander Presentation, once again breaking box office records and receiving rave reviews. San Marcos native CHANDRA LEE SCHWARTZ will step into the role of Glinda on Friday, August 21; as Broadway's biggest blockbuster continues at San Diego Civic Theatre through Sunday, August 30. (more...)

GENESIUS Runs 8/26-9/13 At TADA! Youth Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2009

L J Fecho, Entourage Entertainment, in association with Genesius Theatre and Sweet Street Desserts, presents GENESIUS, a new musical beginning August 26, 2009 at TADA! Youth Theater, 15 W. 28th Street, NYC (between Broadway and Fifth Avenue). (more...)

GENESIUS Runs 8/26-9/13 At TADA! Youth Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2009

L J Fecho, Entourage Entertainment, in association with Genesius Theatre and Sweet Street Desserts, presents GENESIUS, a new musical beginning August 26, 2009 at TADA! Youth Theater, 15 W. 28th Street, NYC (between Broadway and Fifth Avenue). (more...)

Blickenstaff, Lewis, Murney & More Star In Signature's FIRST YOU DREAM Kander & Ebb Celebration 9/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2009

The 2009 Regional Theatre Tony Award winning-Signature Theatre presents the world premiere theater event First You Dream': The Music of Kander & Ebb, September 10 through 27, 2009. A tribute to Broadway's most celebrated songwriting partnership - from Cabaret to Chicago to Curtains - Signature pulls out the stops with Broadway's Heidi Blickenstaff, James Clow, Norm Lewis, Julia Murney, Matthew Scott, and Eleasha Gamble and a 19-piece orchestra, plus staging and set design by Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and choreography by Karma Camp. (more...)

TPAC's WICKED Anounces $25 Day Of Performance Lottery For Orchestra Tix
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2009

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for each performance of WICKED, which will be performing from September 2-20, 2009, at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall. (more...)

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