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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 Theater People Podcast Welcomes L5Y, BULLETS, FROZEN Star Betsy Wolfe
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 27, 2016

On Monday, June 27th, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Betsy Wolfe. She made her Broadway debut in the 2007 production of 110 IN THE SHADE, and in 2010, she returned to Broadway in EVERYDAY RAPTURE. (more...)

Michael Carrasco, Rachel Pallante & More to Star in TexARTS' ALL SHOOK UP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

?TexARTS' next production in its 2016-17 Professional Series will be a musical inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. Starring Michael Carrasco (North American Tour, Grease!), Rachel Pallante (The Vortex, The Tempest), Polly Seale (Radio City Music National Tour, The Wizard of Oz), Michael Marchese (TexARTS' My Way A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra), Kami Smith (Austin Shakespeare, As You Like It), Kristi King (Doctuh Mistuh Productions, Reefer Madness), Curt Olson (TexARTS, Guys and Dolls), and Toni Baker. All Shook Up runs August 12 - 21 at the Kam and James Morris Theatre. (more...)

Sydney's Tigertown in LA and NY; Plus New Remix, Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Tigertown premiered their debut music video 'Lonely Cities', directed by Kenny Laubbacher. 'Lonely Cities' has become a kind of anthem for distance relationships,' the band explain to Noisey. (more...)

New Jimmy Buffett Musical Titled ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE; Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Paradise has a name! (more...)

BWW Interview: SAM HARRIS HAMs It Up While Telling It Real
by Gil Kaan - Jun 27, 2016

This showbiz phenom has been making music and telling stories since he burst into the public's consciousness as the winner of the first season of Star Search in 1983. A multi-platinum recording artist, Broadway staple and frequent TV actor; Sam Harris has now added book author to his growing occupational categories of credits. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 26, 2016
by - Jun 26, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 25, 2016
by - Jun 25, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for NEW YORK SPECTACULAR with the Rockettes (Part One)
by Walter McBride - Jun 25, 2016

New York Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, presented by Chase, began performances on June 15 at Radio City Music Hall. The limited eight-week engagement continues through August 7, 2016. Tickets are on sale at www.rockettes.com/newyork and at the Radio City box office. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night - check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for NEW YORK SPECTACULAR with the Rockettes (Part Two)
by Walter McBride - Jun 25, 2016

New York Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, presented by Chase, began performances on June 15 at Radio City Music Hall. The limited eight-week engagement continues through August 7, 2016. Tickets are on sale at www.rockettes.com/newyork and at the Radio City box office. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night - check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/25/2016
by - Jun 25, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/25/2016. (more...)

bergenPAC Sets Westfield Garden State Plaza Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

? As part of our partnership with Westfield Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus, NJ, bergenPAC, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, NJ announces the "Westfield Garden State Plaza Concert Series."  To purchase tickets for the "Westfield Garden State Plaza Concert Series," visit www.Ticketmaster.com, the bergenPAC Box Office or call 201.227.1030. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for Ayad Akhtar's JUNK: THE GOLDEN AGE OF DEBT at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt, by Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award nominee Ayad Akhtar (Broadway's Disgraced; Playhouse's The Who & The What), directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Outside Mullingar, Doubt). The recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt runs in the Mandell Weiss Theatre July 26 - August 21. Tickets are available at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

Scoop: CODE BLACK on CBS - Thursday, July 14, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on CODE BLACK, airing on CBS on Thursday, July 14, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: MASTERS OF ILLUSION on THE CW - Today, June 24, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on MASTERS OF ILLUSION, airing on THE CW on today, June 24, 2016! (more...)

LUDO's BROKEN BRIDE Set for New York Musical Festival, 8/2-6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) in association with Chinese Mother Jewish Daughter & Michael Chase Gosselin presents LUDO's Broken Bride, a new rock opera about one man's epic journey to save his true love's life, utilizing LUDO's entire discography. Adapted by Stacey Weingarten (NYMF: Les Enfants de Paris, Rescue Rue) with additional story and arrangements by Dana Levinson, the cast of 14 includes Spencer Clark (Regional: West Side Story, Romeo In Your Arms), Carson Higgins (Nat. Tour: American Idiot; NYMF: The Runaway Clone), Larry Hamilton (Off Bway: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Captain Louie), Catherine Landeta (Regional: The King and I, Avenue Q, Bat Boy), Melissa Hunter McCann (TV: 'Tony Awards'; NY: Carnegie Hall's West Side Story, Encore's Paint Your Wagon), Gabrielle McClinton (Bway: Pippin; 1st Nat. Tour: American Idiot), Brendan Malafronte (Nat. Tour: Annie, The Producers, Singin' in the Rain), Jamen Nathakumar, Jackson Perrin, Devin Richey, Brian Charles Rooney (Bway: The Threepenny Opera; NYMF: Bedbugs!!!), Ashley Talluto (Nat. Tour: Flashdance, West Side Story), Michael Jayne Walker (Regional: Hair, Godspell, Tommy), and Amy Whitcomb (TV: 'The Voice;' 'The Sing-Off'). LUDO's Broken Bride is being staged at The Duke on 42nd Street a NEW 42ND STREET project, 229 West 42nd Street (bet. 10th and 11th Aves.) in NYC for five performances from Tuesday, August 2 through Saturday, August 6, 2016. (more...)

BIG IN BELGIUM to Return to the Edinburgh Fringe This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Following the huge success of the three previous seasons at Summerhall, Big in Belgium, Richard Jordan Productions, Summerhall and Theatre Royal Plymouth return to present a fourth BIG IN BELGIUM at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe - featuring some of the most significant theatre companies from the Flemish part of Belgium, 3 - 28 August 2016.  (more...)

Full Cast Set for Will Swenson-Led THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, has unveiled full casting for Gilbert & Sullivan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, which will star previously announced Will Swenson as 'The Pirate King.' (more...)

VIDEO: Seth Rudetsky & James Wesley Explain How They Pulled Off Broadway for Orlando Project
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

On last night's CBS News, producer James Wesley, and his husband, Broadway's Seth Rudetsky, spoke to Dr. Jon LaPook about how they put together the Broadway for Orlando project to benefit Orlando's LGBT community. (more...)

Four Texans Featured in 42ND STREET Tour, Coming to Dallas Summer Musicals and Bass Hall!
by Kyle Christopher West - Jun 23, 2016

Next week, the national touring cast of 42nd STREET arrives at Dallas Summer Musicals, featuring a cast of 38 accomplished actors, singers and tap dancers. Although many of the touring gypsies currently consider New York City their home base, four of them were raised locally in the Lone Star State, and cannot wait to put on their dancing shoes back home next week. While on a one-week lay off from the tour this week, I caught up with Texas's own Caitin Ehlinger, Matthew J. Taylor, Mandy Modic and Sarah Fagan. The show runs in Dallas from June 28th to July 10th, and at Forth Worth's Bass Hall July 12th-17th. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck, Stacey Kent & More Set for Birdland, Week of 7/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for July 4-10 featuring Stacey Kent, Tony Yazbeck, Birdland Big Band, and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 42ND STREET Tour Cast Dances to Justin Timberlake's 'Can't Stop the Feeling'
by Stage Tube - Jun 22, 2016

The national tour of 42nd Street just wrapped up a 3-week run at Hollywood's historic Pantages Theatre.  The cast shows off their dance moves in this ode to JT's "Can't Stop the Feeling" and celebration of summertime!   (more...)

42ND STREET National Tour Coming to Bass Hall Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Performing Arts Fort Worth proudly presents the quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET at Bass Performance Hall July 12-17. Tickets start at $44 and are on sale NOW! (more...)

Broadway for Orlando's 'What the World Needs Now' Soars to #2 on iTunes
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

According to the official iTunes charts, the Broadway Records recording of 'What the World Needs Now is Love', which benefits the victims of the Orlando shooting massacre, is currently the No. 2 most down-loaded song. (more...)

SHARKNADO Fans to Determine the Fate of April Wexler; New Cameos Announced
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

It's the SHARKNADO news the world has been anticipating! Finally, the answer to the burning question: “does #AprilLive or does #AprilDie?” (more...)

SWEET CHARITY, THE WHO'S TOMMY & More Set for Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company will present six productions in the 2016-2017 season, ranging from revamped classic works of theatre to popular, contemporary, Tony Award-winning musicals. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of JERSEY BOYS, Beverley Knight, Ramin Karimloo & More Rock West End Live
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Last weekend, the casts of more than 30 West End shows performed for free in Trafalgar Square as part of West End LIVE 2016. Scroll down for photos of the casts of JERSEY BOYS, GUYS AND DOLLS, as well as THE BODYGUARD's Beverley Knight and MURDER BALLAD's Ramin Karimloo, in action! (more...)

2016 Jazz Record Collectors' Bash Set for This Weekend in Iselin
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The 42nd Annual Jazz Record Collectors' Bash will be held this weekend, June 24-25, 2016, at the APA Hotel Woodbridge (formally Hilton Woodbridge, 120 Wood Avenue South Iselin, NJ 08830). (more...)

Celebrating Made in USA Day with American-Made Building Products
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

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Ziegfeld Society to Present LEGACY ON THE LINE: The Road to Becoming a Rockette, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The Ziegfeld Society of New York City will present LEGACY ON THE LINE: The Road to Becoming a Rockette, the final production of their 2015-2016 season, on Saturday June 25th, 2016. Presented in association with Legacy 36, LCC, the multi-autobiographical musical revue starring The Legacy Dancers, directed and choreographed by Mary Six Rupert, will take place at Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College (68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenue), and tickets for the 3:30pm and 6:30pm performances are now on sale. (more...)

Stage and Screen Vet Lucie Arnaz to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Award-winning star of stage and screen Lucie Arnaz will bring An Intimate Evening with Lucie Arnaz to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, September 16 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, September 17 (7 p.m.). (more...)

Gavin Creel, Karen Olivo, Eden Espinosa & More Will Mentor Students at 2016 Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS (NHSMTA)/JIMMY AWARDS have announced the industry coaches for the eighth annual awards ceremony on Monday, June 27th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Anna Jane Casey Joins Annette Badland & Abigail Matthews for Arion Productions' Masterclasses
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Arion Productions has announced West End leading lady, Anna Jane Casey, as the latest artist to join the line-up of extraordinary performers and industry professionals providing expert 'one day only' training in much-sought-after specialist fields.  These masterclasses take place at Diorama Arts Studios on various Sunday afternoons throughout 2016. (more...)

'LADY DAY' & PECONG Set for Bayou Theatre Company's Third Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Bayou Theatre Company returns with its third season entitled 'The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Exploring the Complexities of Womanhood'. With a season focused on female-centered stories, the season will open with Lanie Robertson's riveting one woman play with music LADY DAY AT THE EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, followed by PECONG by Steve Carter, a resetting of the myth of Medea. (more...)

VIDEO: Walt Disney World's FROZEN EVER AFTER At Epcot's Norway Pavilion
by Michael Dale - Jun 21, 2016

The new attraction features all new special effects, animatronic figures and a special visit with Queen Elsa in her ice palace. (more...)

3-D Theatricals to Stage HELLO, DOLLY! This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

3-D Theatricals, Orange County's most distinguished regional musical theatre production company, presents the Tony Award-winning spectacular HELLO, DOLLY! starring Valerie Perri as Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi. Previewing July 15, with its official opening July 16 at Fullerton's historic Plummer Auditorium and continuing there through July 31, the Fullerton run is followed by a second opening at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center where it will preview August 5, and officially open August 6, 2016. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway for Orlando Records 'What the World Needs Now'; Available Now
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The charitable initiative Broadway for Orlando features an all-star roster of theater artists. Below, watch their recording of the new benefit single “What the World Needs Now is Love.' (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/20/2016 - Elly Awards and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 20, 2016

Today's big news: The 6th annual Elly Awards luncheon will honor HAMILTON's Phillipa Soo and more! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner Alice Ripley
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 20, 2016

On Monday, June 20th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley. For the episode, Ripley discusses her work in the recent AMERICAN PSYCHO, why this was the right role to bring her back to Broadway after a nearly five year-break, and why she thinks the show struggled to find an audience. (more...)

NJPAC to Welcome STYX This September
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Styx. From over four decades of chart hits, joyous singalongs and hard-driving deep cuts: 'Renegade,' 'Come Sail Away,' 'Blue Collar Man,' 'Too Much Time on My Hands' and many more! (more...)

Erich Bergen, Jennifer Simard, Jayne Houdyshell & More Will Perform at NYCLU's Annual BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York State affiliate of the ACLU, announced today a star-studded lineup of performers for its annual benefit concert. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Revolting Sound System Mars MATILDA Tour
by Jan Nargi - Jun 20, 2016

The talented, hard-working children of MATILDA THE MUSICAL NATIONAL TOUR spend much of their time on stage revolting against their horrible headmistress Miss Trunchbull. Off-stage they should revolt against the horrible sound system that renders their lyrics indecipherable. (more...)

John Bolton, Ryan Cavanaugh & More to Star in Pittsburgh CLO's DAMN YANKEES!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Batter up! Just in time for the thick of baseball season comes the muscular musical about baseball super-fan Joe Boyd. Joe is transformed into a star slugger after he makes a deal with the devil and his sexy associate, Lola, for a chance to lead his home team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Tony Winner Christian Hoff's Tony Party to Benefit Cancer Charity
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

On Sunday June 12th the Palm West's Tony Viewing Party was hosted by Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, who earned the Best Featured Actor in a Musical Award in 2006 for his portrayal of Tommy DeVito in Jersey Boys. The event benefitted The V Foundation for Cancer Research, founded by Jim Valvano in 1993. BroadwayWorld has an inside look at the party - check out the photos below! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/18-6/19/2016
by - Jun 19, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, June 19, 2016 - Sunday, June 19, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/19/16- THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2016

Today in 1978, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas opened at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rodgers Theatre), where it ran for 1584 performances. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a musical with a book by Texas author Larry L. King and Peter Masterson and music and lyrics by Carol Hall. It is based on a story by King that was inspired by the real-life Chicken Ranch in La Grange, Texas. The original Broadway production was directed by Peter Masterson and Tommy Tune and choreographed by Tune and Thommie Walsh. (more...)

Tony Winner Christian Hoff Hosts Tony Party to Benefit Cancer Charity
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

On Sunday June 12th the Palm West's Tony Viewing Party was hosted by Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, who earned the Best Featured Actor in a Musical Award in 2006 for his portrayal of Tommy DeVito in Jersey Boys. The event benefitted The V Foundation for Cancer Research, founded by Jim Valvano in 1993.  (more...)

USGA Announces Sites For 2025 And 2026 U.S. Open Championships
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2016

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Capathia Jenkins, Alton Fitzgerald White & More Set for Birdland, Week of 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for June 27-July 3, featuring Ravi Coltrane, Capathia Jenkins and Alton Fitzgerald White in "Dream Suite: Songs In Jazz and Blues", Matt Baker Quartet, and more! (more...)

VIDEO: Danai Gurira, Pascale Armand and Saycon Sengbloh Discuss Their ECLIPSED Experience
by Michael Dale - Jun 17, 2016

As the Broadway run of Danai Gurira's groundbreaking drama comes to an end, the three Tony-nominated women offer their thoughts. (more...)

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