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Curtain Call Productions Presents THE WHO'S TOMMY: THE ALBUM IN CONCERT, 5/16-17Curtain Call Productions Presents THE WHO'S TOMMY: THE ALBUM IN CONCERT, 5/16-17
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Curtain Call Productions will present a special one weekend only performance of The Who's Tommy: The Album in Concert at Flagler Place in Historic Downtown Stuart on May 16th and 17th. Tommy is an album that has achieved both critical and commercial success, and has gone on to inspire a hit Broadway musical. With musical direction by Dr. Jimmy Autin of McCartney Mania, Lead Vocals by Cerveza Frontman Xander James and an all-star group of musicians and guest vocalists, Tommy will be a legendary event not to miss! (more...)

30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #10 - THE WHO'S TOMMY Vs. KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #10 - THE WHO'S TOMMY Vs. KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN
by Pat Cerasaro - May 30, 2014

Today we continue the 2014 edition of our annual BroadwayWorld feature series spotlighting the very best Tony Awards-related moments of all time with a special focus on the first of ten major battles for Best Musical with The Who's Tommy versus KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN. (more...)

Donny & Marie, John Lithgow, Penn & Teller and More Set for Paramount Theatre in 2014-15Donny & Marie, John Lithgow, Penn & Teller and More Set for Paramount Theatre in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Last March, the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in Aurora, announced another blockbuster line-up for its 2014-15 Broadway Subscription Series: Cats (Sept. 10-Oct. 12, 2014); Mary Poppins (Nov. 26, 2014-Jan. 4, 2015); The Who's Tommy (Jan. 14-Feb. 15, 2015); and Les Miserables (Mar. 18-Apr. 26, 2015). (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Set for Stage72, 5/25ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Set for Stage72, 5/25
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

On Sunday, May 25th @ 3pm The Triad/Stage72, 158 West 72nd Street, hosts an encore performance of On Kentucky Avenue: The Atlantic City Club Harlem Revue - an homage to the now defunct historical "Club Harlem," a performance venue, which hosted all "the greats" such as Nancy Wilson, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and many others. On Kentucky Avenue stars Broadway and recording artist Ty Stephens (Sophisticated Ladies), Cheryl Freeman ("The Acid Queen" from The Who's Tommy), recording artist Andricka Hall, Jeree Wade as 'Damita Jo' and Lee Summers (Original Dreamgirls) as comedian 'Slappy Black.' (more...)

Curtain Call Productions Presents THE WHO'S TOMMY: THE ALBUM IN CONCERT TonightCurtain Call Productions Presents THE WHO'S TOMMY: THE ALBUM IN CONCERT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Curtain Call Productions will present a special one weekend only performance of The Who's Tommy: The Album in Concert at Flagler Place in Historic Downtown Stuart tonight, May 16th and tomorrow, May 17th. (more...)

Town Hall Arts Center's THE MUSIC MAN Opens this SaturdayTown Hall Arts Center's THE MUSIC MAN Opens this Saturday
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

The last production in Town Hall Arts Center's 2013-2014 Season will be The Music Man, book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey. The Music Man is directed by Christopher Willard, recently at Town Hall directing the 2013 production of 9 to5: The Musical. Musical direction is by Donna Kolpan Debreceni, Henry Award Winner, The Who's Tommy and choreographed by Kelly Kates, most recently here for the 2013 production of Annie. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Best Pals and New PHANTOM Stars Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Best Pals and New PHANTOM Stars Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 12, 2014

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. Tonight, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, welcomes Norm Lewis (who will become the first African-American performer to star as The Phantom in the New York production) and Sierra Boggess to the cast. In the special interview below, the best Broaday buddies chat about reuniting on stage, what it means to them to join (and rejoin) the cast, and so much more . Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 11Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 11
by - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 11, 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 3/30/2014Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/30/2014Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/30/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 3/30/2014Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 3/30/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Louisville - Week of 3/30/2014Now Playing Onstage in Louisville - Week of 3/30/2014
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Cast Announced for Summer Musical THE WHO'S TOMMY at ZACH Theatre, 7/9-8/24Cast Announced for Summer Musical THE WHO'S TOMMY at ZACH Theatre, 7/9-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

ZACH Theatre announces the cast of this summer's most highly anticipated musical - The Who's Tommy in an all-new production created for ZACH's Topfer Stage July 9 - August 24, 2014. This dynamic cast includes some of Austin's best rock vocalists joined by a Guest Artist from NYC, a professional hip hop DJ/break-dancer, gymnasts, and a live band under the musical direction of ALLEN ROBERTSON. (more...)

New Cavern Productions to Stage THE WHO'S TOMMY, 7/11-27New Cavern Productions to Stage THE WHO'S TOMMY, 7/11-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

New Cavern Productions (NCP) will present the hit rock musical The Who's Tommy, playing July 11-27 at the newly built Theatre Horizon in Norristown, PA. The show features an incredible showcase of student actors, directors, and designers who have built a spectacle that is sure to electrify all audience members. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 7/06/2014Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 7/06/2014
by BWW - Jul 6, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 7/06/2014Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 7/06/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 7/06/2014Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 7/06/2014
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BWW Interviews: THE WHO'S TOMMY Comes to The Playhouse San AntonioBWW Interviews: THE WHO'S TOMMY Comes to The Playhouse San Antonio
by Kathy Strain - Jul 31, 2014

The Playhouse San Antonio will begin its run of The Who's Tommy from August 1-24, 2014. The three actors who play Tommy at different stages took some time out of their busy rehearsals to sit down with BWW and share with us some of their feelings of playing the iconic role of Tommy. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 7/27/2014Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 7/27/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Montana - Week of 7/27/2014Now Playing Onstage in Montana - Week of 7/27/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in West Virginia - Week of 7/27/2014Now Playing Onstage in West Virginia - Week of 7/27/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 7/27/2014Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 7/27/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in San Antonio - Week of 7/27/2014Now Playing Onstage in San Antonio - Week of 7/27/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 7/20/2014Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 7/20/2014
by BWW - Jul 20, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 7/20/2014Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 7/20/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Montana - Week of 7/20/2014Now Playing Onstage in Montana - Week of 7/20/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 7/20/2014Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 7/20/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 7/13/2014Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 7/13/2014
by BWW - Jul 13, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 7/13/2014Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 7/13/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Montana - Week of 7/13/2014Now Playing Onstage in Montana - Week of 7/13/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 7/13/2014Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 7/13/2014
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New Cavern Productions Stages THE WHO'S TOMMY, Now thru 7/27New Cavern Productions Stages THE WHO'S TOMMY, Now thru 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

New Cavern Productions (NCP) will present the hit rock musical The Who's Tommy, playing today, July 11-27 at the newly built Theatre Horizon in Norristown, PA. The show features an incredible showcase of student actors, directors, and designers who have built a spectacle that is sure to electrify all audience members. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TOMMY at The PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at TOMMY at The Playhouse
by Jeff Davis - Aug 7, 2014

The Who's Tommy opened at The Playhouse - San Antonio last weekend, and BroadwayWorld is pleased to share these stellar photos from the rocking production. Tommy is an electrifying 1960s rock opera, told through the legendary music of The Who. It chronicles one child's 'Amazing Journey' from boy to man and misfortune to fame. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TOMMY is Packed with Rocking VocalsBWW Reviews: TOMMY is Packed with Rocking Vocals
by Jeff Davis - Aug 7, 2014

Excuse me if I'm suffering from a case of deja vu. Last year, theatergoers in Central Texas got to see Austin's Zach Theatre and San Antonio's Playhouse duke it out with competing productions of Les Miserables. I was fortunate enough to see both productions, and in the battle of the barricades, I declared a draw. Naturally, Zach and The Playhouse's current production of The Who's Tommy feels like a rematch. So which has the pinball wizard winner? The answer is: both. While Zach's production is a feast for the senses, The Playhouse's production places its focus squarely on its awe-inspiring cast. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 8/03/2014Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 8/03/2014
by BWW - Aug 3, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 8/03/2014Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 8/03/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in San Antonio - Week of 8/03/2014Now Playing Onstage in San Antonio - Week of 8/03/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in San Antonio - Week of 8/10/2014Now Playing Onstage in San Antonio - Week of 8/10/2014
by BWW - Aug 10, 2014

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Roger Daltry Rocks Out With TOMMY's 'Pinball Wizard' At Live ShowRoger Daltry Rocks Out With TOMMY's 'Pinball Wizard' At Live Show
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 1, 2014

Iconic rock superstar Roger Daltry revisited a classic song from the revolutionary rock opera The Who's Tommy at a live gig earlier this week and a performance clip is now available to view. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Short North Stage Ready to Deliver THE WHO'S TOMMYBWW Interviews: Short North Stage Ready to Deliver THE WHO'S TOMMY
by Paul Batterson - Apr 9, 2014

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Town Hall Arts Center to Present SPRING AWAKENING, 4/11-5/4Town Hall Arts Center to Present SPRING AWAKENING, 4/11-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

The next production in Town Hall Arts Center's 2013-2014 Season will be Spring Awakening, Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind. Spring Awakening is directed and choreographed by Nick Sugar, Henry Award winning director of Town Hall's 2012 production of The Who's Tommy and 2010 Henry Award winning production of RENT, and most recently seen directing and choreographing Dirty Rotten Scoundrels for Town Hall this past fall. Returning for a second show in the 2013-2014 Season is Casey Andree as Melchior Gabor, most recently seen at Town Hall in Boeing-Boeing as Robert. Also returning to Town Hall, Heather Doris takes on the role of Wendla Bergmann. Heather was most recently seen at Town Hall in Oklahoma (2009) and Guys and Dolls (2010). Making his Town Hall debut is Jake Brasch as Moritz Stiefel. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 4/06/2014Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 4/06/2014Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 4/06/2014
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PRG's Fred Gallo Receives the Third Annual 'Backstage Legends and Masters' AwardPRG's Fred Gallo Receives the Third Annual 'Backstage Legends and Masters' Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

NEW YORK, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Production Resource Group, LLC. (PRG) extended warmest congratulations this week to Fred Gallo, President of PRG's scenic services division on receipt of the Backstage Legends and Masters Award. The Broadway Technical Theatre History Project at Purchase College–SUNY honored the industry renowned technical supervisor on Monday evening, April 21 st in a ceremony at the Performing Arts Center on the College's campus in Purchase, NY.  The award presented by the project annually recognizes an individual that is selected by a panel of distinguished professionals who represent a variety of Broadway production specialties. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 4/20/2014Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 4/20/2014
by BWW - Apr 20, 2014

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ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Set for Stage72, 4/22ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Set for Stage72, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

On Tuesday, April 22nd @ 7pm Stage72/The Triad Theatre, 158 West 72nd Street, hosts On Kentucky Avenue: The Club Harlem Revue - an homage to Atlantic City's now defunct historical "Club Harlem," a performance venue, which hosted all "the greats" such as Nancy Wilson, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and many others. On Kentucky Avenue stars Broadway and recording artist Ty Stephens (Sophisticated Ladies), Cheryl Freeman (The Who's Tommy), recording artist Andricka Hall and features the shows creator, Jeree Wade as 'Damita Jo' and Lee Summers (Original Dreamgirls) as comedian 'Slappy Black.' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 4/13/2014Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 4/13/2014Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 4/13/2014
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Town Hall Arts Center Presents SPRING AWAKENING, Now thru 5/4Town Hall Arts Center Presents SPRING AWAKENING, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The next production in Town Hall Arts Center's 2013-2014 Season will be Spring Awakening, Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind. Spring Awakening is directed and choreographed by Nick Sugar, Henry Award winning director of Town Hall's 2012 production of The Who's Tommy and 2010 Henry Award winning production of RENT, and most recently seen directing and choreographing Dirty Rotten Scoundrels for Town Hall this past fall. Returning for a second show in the 2013-2014 Season is Casey Andree as Melchior Gabor, most recently seen at Town Hall in Boeing-Boeing as Robert. Also returning to Town Hall, Heather Doris takes on the role of Wendla Bergmann. Heather was most recently seen at Town Hall in Oklahoma (2009) and Guys and Dolls (2010). Making his Town Hall debut is Jake Brasch as Moritz Stiefel. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Short North Stage Brings Pinball Wizard, TOMMY, to Local StageBWW Reviews: The Short North Stage Brings Pinball Wizard, TOMMY, to Local Stage
by Lisa Norris - Apr 11, 2014

I love the Short North Stage for several reasons. First, they have boldly devoted themselves to resuscitating the nearly flatlined Short North theater scene, saving an iconic historic theater in the process. Second, more often than not, they embrace the eccentric, edgy flavor that makes the Short North remarkable, rather than conforming to traditional theater fare. That's where "The Who's Tommy" gets it right- it is edgy, fierce, and at times, electric. The rock opera, which premiered in 1983 with lyrics and music by The Who's Pete Townshend is a virtually dialogue free story of a 4 year old boy who becomes essentially catatonic after witnessing his presumed dead father kill his mother's lover upon returning unexpectedly from WWII. Young Tommy (played by an adorably wide-eyed, but obviously inexperienced Christian Giannone) becomes an accidental sensation once he discovers his talent for pinball. (more...)

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