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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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Django Reinhardt NY Festival & More Set for First Week of August at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for August 1-7, including the Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Sara Gazarek, Eric Comstock and Jay Leonhardt, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 22, 2016

On Friday, July 22, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorites Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley. Skinner and Ripley first worked together when they were cast as Daisy and Violet Hilton in the 1998 production of SIDE SHOW. The pair reunited on stage in 2000 in the Broadway production of JAMES JOYCE'S THE DEAD. (more...)

Nicky Silver's THIS DAY FORWARD to Premiere at Vineyard Theatre This Fall; Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The world premiere of Nicky Silver's play THIS DAY FORWARD will open Vineyard Theatre's 2016-2017 season with previews beginning on Thursday, November 3 and opening on Monday, November 21. (more...)

Paramount Pictures and Eastern Air Lines Sign Marketing Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

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AVENUE Q opens at Ocean State Theatre on August 3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC) is thrilled to be concluding their summer season with the hysterical and touching Tony® Award-winning musical,Avenue Q, which opens on August 3. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Barrington Stage Company Celebrates Opening Night of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 21, 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, presents Gilbert & Sullivan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, starring Will Swenson as 'The Pirate King.' BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes WAITRESS' Three-Time Tony-Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 20, 2016

On Wednesday, July 20th, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony Award-nominee, Christopher Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald began working professionally in New York theater in the late 1990s. His early work includes roles in the controversial Terrance McNally play CORPUS CHRISTI and the Broadway production of AMOUR. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This August for JERSEY BOYS at the Orpheum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 5, 2016 at 10 AM for the Memphis return engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing the Orpheum Theatre October 25-30, 2016. (more...)

Dance, Bluegrass, Music, Comedy, Lectures and More Set for Schimmel Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Schimmel Center is proud to announce the 2016-2017 season at The Schimmel Center at Pace University located at 3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street in downtown Manhattan, near City Hall, the new Fulton Street stop and the Brooklyn Bridge. (more...)

Starz Orders Fourth and Fifth Seasons for Original Hit Series POWER
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Following the record-shattering Season Three premiere on July 17, Starz President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Albrecht announced today that the network has greenlit the hit series POWER for fourth and fifth seasons. (more...)

PHOTO: FULL HOUSE 'Katsopolis' Twins Reprise Their Roles on Netflix Spin-Off
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

As filming gets underway for the second season of the Netflix 'Full House' spin-off FULLER HOUSE, it looks like twins Blake and Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit, who portrayed siblings Nicky and Alex Katsopolis in the original series, will reprise their roles.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Will Swenson, Kyle Dean Massey and More in PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 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, presents Gilbert & Sullivan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, starring Will Swenson as 'The Pirate King.'  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: John Dossett and Douglas Sills Talk WAR PAINT
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2016

Goodman Theatre presents WAR PAINT, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein andElizabeth Arden, respectively. WAR PAINT opens tonight, June 28, 2016, and runs through August 14, 2016. In the video below, John Dossett and Douglas Sills talk about playing the men in the lives of Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden.  Check it out! (more...)

THE BARDY BUNCH Announces Cast for Chicago Run at the Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

THE BARDY BUNCH: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady, the musical parody by Stephen Garvey that gained cult status during its Off-Broadway run in 2014, is excited to announce casting for its limited engagement in Chicago, September 15 through November 27, at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. (more...)

BWW Review: LuPone/Ebersole Shine in WAR PAINT
by Misha Davenport - Jul 19, 2016

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Light Opera Works to Present MAME This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Jerry Herman's Broadway classic MAME, with 26-piece orchestra, will be staged by Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 20 through 28. (more...)

Tommy Steele to Bring THE GLENN MILLER STORY to the Lyceum This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Show business legend Tommy Steele tells the extraordinary tale of America's most famous big band leader in The Glenn Miller Story from Tuesday 16 - Saturday 20 August at the Lyceum Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Moonlight Stage Productions Presents Peter Pan
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Clap your hands if you can believe it, the Tony Award-winning musical production 'Peter Pan' soars back to Moonlight Amphitheatre from July 20, 2016 to Aug. 6, 2016 at 8 p.m. The classic, family favorite production hit the Broadway stage in 1954 and has since been adapted for the movie screen several times for more than 60 years. The original Broadway production and revivals received nine Tony Award nominations with the most recent in 1999 for Best Revival of a Musical. The Moonlight production features the sets and costumes of the famous Cathy Rigby production, including spectacular flying effects. Tickets are $10 to $55 and general admission lawn is $8 to $20 and includes lawn chair provided at entry. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 760-724- 2110 or visit moonlightstage.com.  (more...)

Dean Cain Hosts Season 3 of MASTERS OF ILLUSION on The CW, Premiering 7/22
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

MASTERS OF ILLUSION produced by Associated Television International and hosted by Dean Cain will continue its third season on The CW with two 30-minute episodes airing back to back on Friday, July 22 (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ben Platt, Benj Pasek & More Stand Up for Freedom at NYCLU Benefit Concert
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 19, 2016

The New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York State affiliate of the ACLU, just presented its annual benefit concert. 'Broadway Stands Up for Freedom', which featured performances by some of Broadway's finest (more...)

Kyra Sedgwick to Direct Husband Kevin Bacon in STORY OF A GIRL for Lifetime
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actress Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) will have her directorial debut with Lifetime's STORY OF A GIRL, based on the novel of the same name by Sara Zarr. (more...)

42nd Street Touring Company 'Dares To Dance' To Raise Awareness
by Kyle Christopher West - Jul 18, 2016

42nd Street Touring Company 'Dares To Dance' To Raise Awareness (more...)

VIDEO: Theatre Community Shows Its Love, Taking On Stagedoor Manor's #BroadwayForOrlando Challenge
by Michael Dale - Jul 18, 2016

For each share or challenge, Stagedoor will donate $10 to the GLBT Center of Central Florida, up to $5,000, because love is love is love. (more...)

Faith Prince, Kerry Butler & More Join Line-Up for The Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival, a summer concert series dedicated to bringing world class artists up close and musical to its audiences in the Pocono Mountains, will hold its seventh annual season July 29th through August 7th at various locations in the Pocono region. (more...)

Lynn University Announces Schedule 2016-17 Live at Lynn Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

BOCA RATON, Florida, July 13, 2016 - Lynn University and Producer Jan McArt, director of theatre arts program development, today announced that both season subscriptions and individual show tickets are available for the popular Libby Dodson's Live at Lynn Theatre Series.  (more...)

POWER Season 3 Premiere Shatters Starz Original Series Viewership Records
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The STARZ Original series, POWER has done it again, with its Season Three premiere shattering its second season premiere record, as well as establishing several new all-time high performances for STARZ viewership. (more...)

High Penetration of Athleisure Footwear Driving the Global Sports Footwear Market Until 2020, Says Technavio
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

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AUBERGINE Finds Cast, THE PROFANE Taps Director at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced new details for its upcoming 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole and More in WAR PAINT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Just In!!! Goodman Theatre presents WAR PAINT, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. WAR PAINT runs now through August 14, 2016.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Spotlight On: Philly's Own THE ORIGINAL ORLONS
by Pati Buehler - Jul 18, 2016

Fun filled dance tunes were "The Orlons" specialty, making them one of the most popular groups ever to come out of Philadelphia in the 50's and they are still going strong. (more...)

[TITLE OF SHOW] Returns to London For a Three-week Run at Waterloo East Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

[Title of Show] Returns to London for a 3 week run at Waterloo East Theatre from 6th - 25th September 2016. Tuesday - Saturday 7.30pm, Sunday 4pm. Full price £20 / Conc. £18 (more...)

La Mama to Present Limited Run of Rock Opera BABY FAT: ACT 1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

La MaMa presents, in association with Columbia Stages, the world premiere advance staging of Baby Fat, Act 1, a Screeching Weasel Rock Opera. Baby Fat: Act I boasts music and lyrics by Ben Weasel of Screeching Weasel ('Cool Kids') and libretto by Ben Weasel (after Victor Hugo and Francesco Maria Piave). Michael Scholar, Jr. (The Black Rider) directs this November Theatre production, scheduled for a strictly limited engagement at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre at 66 East 4th Street, NYC from July 21 - July 23. (more...)

Nicholas Payton's Afro-Caribbean Mixtape and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for July 25-31, including Nicholas Payton's New Afro-Caribbean Mixtape, Lesli Margherita, Bob Corwin and Rose Kingsley Celebrate Johnny Mercer, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Scoop: MASTERS OF ILLUSION on THE CW - Friday, August 5, 2016
by - Jul 15, 2016

Get all the scoop on MASTERS OF ILLUSION, airing on THE CW on Friday, August 5, 2016! (more...)

Fringe Festival Favorite FAIRY TALES AGAINST HUMANITY Adds a Performance 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore! Producers' Award-Winner Fairy Tales Against Humanity in association with Jaxx Theatricals, Inc., has announced a one night only special performance on Friday, July 29 at 8:00 at the Matrix Theatre on Melrose. Created and directed by JP Karliak, this wildly inventive comedy show will also play performances on Wednesdays, July 20, August 3, and August 10, all at 8pm, at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration and More Set for August at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its August 2016 schedule, featuring Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration, Steve Kuhn Trio, Renee Rosnes, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Rolando Morales-Matos Sextet, Ken Peplowski Quartet, Eric Comstock and Jay Leonhart, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

The Capital City Showcase Returns with Tommy Sinbazo and Fellowcraft
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

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The Marlowe Theatre's Pantomime Producer Wins Award in United States
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Paul Hendy's The Last Laugh was named Best Comedy Drama at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. The short film features comedians Eric Morecambe (played by Bob Golding), Tommy Cooper (Damian Williams) and Bob Monkhouse (Simon Cartwright) in a dressing room discussing the secrets of comedy - but the dressing room isn't all as it seems. (more...)

VIDEO: Stagedoor Manor Launches #BroadwayForOrlando Singing Challenge
by Michael Dale - Jul 15, 2016

The Catskills theatre camp has released their own version of the #BroadwayForOrlando love anthem to raise funds for the GLBT Center of Central Florida. (more...)

BWW Blog: Bob Marks - Your Performance Goals in the Context of Your Lifestyle
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - Jul 15, 2016

As one of the pianists for the original Broadway production of Annie, many of my voice teacher colleagues were horrified at the thought of little girls being asked to belt out songs such as 'Tomorrow' and 'Hard Knock Life.' And yet, many of these teachers refused to accept those young girls as students! At that time, many voice teachers would not agree to teach students who had unchanged, prepubescent voices. They were under the impression that voice lessons could permanently damage a child's voice, which remained a widely accepted belief for many years.  (more...)

Scoop: PEOPLE'S LIST on ABC - Today, July 16, 2016
by - Jul 15, 2016

Get all the scoop on PEOPLE'S LIST, airing on ABC on today, July 16, 2016! (more...)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Set to Return to Sydney Next Week for 10 Days Only
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

After making waves across the country, cult musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors returns home to Sydney next week for its penultimate season. With a slew of recently announced Helpmann Award nominations including Best Male Actor in a Musical, Best Female Actor in a Musical, Best Director of a Musical and Best Choreography in a Musical, this production has received rave reviews in every major Australian capital city. Starring Brent Hill and Esther Hannaford, the production lands at Sydney's Roslyn Packer Theatre for 12 days only before concluding its run in Perth. (more...)

GameAnalytics Behavioral Analytics Platform Acquired by Mobvista
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

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Danspace Project's PLATFORM 2016: LOST & FOUND to Examine Impact of AIDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Platform 2016: Lost & Found, the eleventh and most ambitious edition to date, will examine the impact of AIDS on generations of artists. (more...)

More Revolting Children! MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Through November in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

With performances only beginning last week, David Mirvish and The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers are delighted to announce that popular demand for the Canadian premiere production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL is once again forcing them to extend its run, this time through November 27, 2016.  (more...)

Directors Chat American Repertory Theater of WNY's AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The 2016-17 Buffalo theater season will mark American Repertory Theater of WNY's tenth year. Kicking off this historic milestone is a production of the musical, AMERICAN IDIOT based on the 2005 Grammy winning album by the power-punkers, Green Day. (more...)

BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY at Smithtown Performing Arts Centre
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 13, 2016

Of the many productions that will come and go of the Tony award winning musical Hairspray, the incarnation at the Smithtown Performing Arts Center is incredibly enjoyable. Running through August 28th under the excellent direction of Long Island theatre vet Jordan Hue, the talented cast will leave you singing the Marc Shaiman/Scott Wittman score for weeks. To add, the book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan will indeed stand the test of time as we progress towards full equality at every level. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces Cast for THE TOXIC AVENGER!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Are you ready to ROCK, Pittsburgh? Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce casting for the Pittsburgh premiere of THE TOXIC AVENGER, September 22 - December 18 at the CLO Cabaret. This cult film-turned musical smash is a toxic love story with an environmental twist you won't want to miss! Featuring a rock score with instant hits such as: "Who Will Save New Jersey," "Thank God She's Blind," "My Big French Boyfriend" and "Evil is Hot," THE TOXIC AVENGER is sure to satisfy musical theater and movie lovers from the 'Burgh and beyond. (more...)

Chris Tomlin & Pat Barrett Pen First Children's Book, GOOD GOOD FATHER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Chris Tomlin, Christian worship leader and Grammy and Dove award-winning music artist, has written songs that are sung by more people on a weekly basis than any other songwriter in the world. Now, his most recent single and K-LOVE 'Song of the Year,' Good Good Father (written by Pat Barrett and Tony Brown), lends inspiration to the children's picture book of the same name, available Oct. 4, 2016. This delightful story is Tomlin's first book for children, co-written with Pat Barrett, and will leave little ones with a greater understanding of who God is and of who they are because they are loved by Him. Good Good Father will be published in partnership between Tommy Nelson and Passion Publishing. (more...)

Amy Stiller to Kick Off Solofest at Cornelia Street Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Actress/writer Amy Stiller, daughter of comedy duo Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, sister of Hollywood powerhouse, Ben Stiller, will kick off  SOLOFEST at The Cornelia Street Cafe on Wednesday, July 13, at 6pm. (more...)

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