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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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Grand Ole Opry Veteran Tim Atwood Celebrates New Album with Picnic and Concert, 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Veteran Grand Ole Opry pianist Tim Atwood is inviting a few hundred of his closest friends and fans to an old-fashioned "dinner on the grounds" in Hendersonville, Tennessee, on Sunday, August 14. The occasion is the release of "That Old Time Religion" (i2iRecords), Atwood's second album, but first gospel project since leaving the Opry's house band in 2014, after 38 years. (more...)

The 28th Annual Mrs. Vietnam World to Take Place at The Orleans Showroom on Sept. 10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Mrs. Vietnam World 2016, an international pageant showcasing the beauty and talents of married Vietnamese women from around the world, will be held at The Orleans Showroom on Sept. 10. The competition will feature Viet Tao as emcee, performances by singer Khac Viet and vocal group "The Men," along with a fashion show by designer Tommy Nguyen. (more...)

TexARTS Opening Friday with ALL SHOOK UP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 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 runsAugust 12 - 21 at the Kam and James Morris Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: San Diego Rep's MANIFEST DESTINITIS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) presents the world premiere of "Manifest Destinitis," an Early California adaptation of Moliere's "The Imaginary Invalid" from Culture Clash founding member and REP Playwright in Residence Herbert Siguenza. The brand new comedy, directed by REP Co-Founder and Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse opens San Diego REP's 41st season. The show's run begins on Thursday, September 15, 2016 and plays through Sunday, October 9, 2016 with an opening night on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Lyceum Space Theatre at San Diego REP in Horton Plaza. (more...)

TWO FOR THE SHOW at The Metropolitan Room in August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Take Dorothy Dale Kloss, oldest living showgirl at 92, and Ken Prescott, star of '42 STREET' on Broadway - and you have TWO FOR THE SHOW! (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell Pens Foreword for Costume Designer Bobby Pearce's THE ART OF PAPER FLOWERS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

THE ART OF PAPER FLOWERS Creating Realistic Blossoms from Ordinary Papers, an artistic how-to book written and created by Bobby Pearce, Tony-nominated costume designer (TABOO) and well-known crafting enthusiast ('The Rosie O'Donnell Show'), will be released internationally in hardcover and digital formats by publisher Creative Publishing International on Monday, August 15, 2016. (more...)

HAMILTON Helmer Thomas Kail Sets Up New Production Company at FOX TV
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Acclaimed Emmy Award-nominated and Tony Award-winning director Thomas Kail, recently responsible for the critical and ratings smash GREASE: LIVE, as well as the theatrical phenomenon “Hamilton,” has created a production pod housed within Twentieth Century Fox Television. (more...)

The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra to Perform at Warner Theatre This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

The Warner Theatre will present the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in the main theatre Sunday, October 2 at 2:00 pm. (more...)

Jennifer Grey Reveals She Turned Down ABC's DIRTY DANCING Reboot: 'It Didn't Feel Appropriate'
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

At Sunday's Television Critics Association's summer press tour, Jennifer Grey revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that she turned down an offer to appear in ABC's upcoming remake of the 1980's classic DIRTY DANCING.  (more...)

Owen Campbell, Mandy Harvey, Brendan Reilly and More Among The Iridium's New Fall Shows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

The Iridium has announced its upcoming fall shows! (more...)

Scoop: MASTERS OF ILLUSION on THE CW - Friday, September 9, 2016
by TV Scoop - Aug 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on MASTERS OF ILLUSION, airing on THE CW on Friday, September 9, 2016! (more...)

Deborah Jowitt to Recieve Educational Visionary Lifetime Achievement Award at DANCE for DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Mark DeGarmo Dance will honor dance writer DEBORAH JOWITT with the 2016 "Educational Visionary" Lifetime Achievement Award to celebrate her many accomplishments.  Ms. Jowitt danced with notable names such as Jose Limon and Anna Sokolow, choreographed works shown in venues in both the United States and overseas, published articles in The New York Times, The Village Voice and Dance Magazine, among others, and has lectured, taught and conducted workshops at universities in the U.S. and abroad.  (more...)

Midland Center for the Arts launches Windows on the World (WoW) Series With FREE outdoor concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

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VIDEO: Jeremy Kushnier Belts 'The Hollywood Wiz' For PARAMOUR's Original Cast Recording
by Michael Dale - Aug 17, 2016

It's no secret that actors love a good entrance and PARAMOUR's Jeremy Kushnier gets a doozy of an introduction. (more...)

Marcus Center Presents The HillBenders' TOMMY: A BLUEGRASS OPRY On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Forty-five years after its initial release, The Who's rock opera Tommyhas been transformed by The Hillbenders into a full-length bluegrass tribute with all of the original record's energy, instrumental showmanship, and rock star vocals in tact. See this performance live at the Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall for one night only on Wednesday, November 9 at 7:30 pm. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 19 at 12:00 pm at the Marcus Center Box Office and are $25. Tickets can be purchased in person at 929 North Water Street, by phone at 414-273-7206 or online at MarcusCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com.  (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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VIDEO: First Look - Christina Aguilera Takes Over Spike on New Music-Based Game Show TRACKS
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Musical icon and superstar entertainer Christina Aguilera ('The Voice') takes over Spike on September 1st with the debut of TRACKS, a new music-based game show hosted by rapper, actor and television host Shad Moss a.k.a. Bow Wow. (more...)

Prince Paul, Ladybug Mecca Drop Mixtape
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Old meets new and Brooklyn meets Brazil when BROOKZILL! takes the stage September 14th for its first-ever live show at New York City's SOB's. (more...)

Echo Theater Company Stages World Premiere of BLUEBERRY TOAST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Ever wonder what evil lurks in the heart of suburbia? Get ready for another wild ride fromThe Echo Theater Company when Dustin Wills directs theworld premiere of a modern-day, darkly comic revenge tragedy by Mary Laws. Blueberry Toast puts the "dys" in family dysfunction beginning Sept. 17 at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

KENNY MORGAN to Return to the Arcola with Original Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Arcola Theatre's production of Kenny Morgan will return for just four weeks this September after a sold-out premiere earlier this year. This critically-acclaimed new play is the latest drama by Mike Poulton (Tony nominated for his Broadway versions of Fortune's Fool, Wolf Hall, and Bring up The Bodies). (more...)

BrightSide Theatre's 2016 Annual Benefit: Some Enchanted Evening: A Musical Revue of Broadway Classics
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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Brooklyn's City Reliquary Anounces End of August Outdoor Event Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

City Reliquary in Williamsburg continues its eclectic outdoor summer schedule this week with a film series, cartoons and bio-art, all in their backyard garden (more...)

BWW Review: RTC's Revived CABARET Tour Returns to OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - Aug 16, 2016

CABARET's Tony Award-winning 1998 Broadway revival co-directed by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall, still stands, arguably, as the show's definitive stage iteration. That same vibrant Roundabout Theatre Company production rightly serves as the basis for the newer 2014 revival that is now in the midst of a brand new North American national tour---currently performing at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through August 21. Whether you're a fan of that amazing '98 revival or, better still, the iconic 1972 film adaptation, this brazenly confident new CABARET---a rousing combo-platter of the best elements of the show through its entire history---will surely entertain and, yes, even move you. (more...)

American Theatre Wing to Honor Tony Winner Cicely Tyson at Fall Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The American Theatre Wing has announced that its annual Gala, to be held on Monday, September 26, 2016 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), will honor legendary Tony Award-winning actress Cicely Tyson. (more...)

Hawaii's Top-Selling Female Vocalist of All Time to Play Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Amy Hanaiali'i, Hawaii's top-selling female vocalist of all time, will bring aloha to Feinstein's at the Nikko this holiday season for two performances only - Wednesday, December 14 (7 p.m.) and Thursday, December 15 (8 p.m.). (more...)

Toronto Premiere of SHE SAID/HE SAID Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Imani Enterprises presents the Toronto premiere of She Said/He Said, created and directed by award-winning artist Anne-Marie Woods (aka Amani). She Said/He Said is a play where spoken word, theatre, conflict and comedy join hands for a tragi-comic and complex look at relationships. The female/male rapport is laid bare in this battle of wits with the multi-talented Woods starring as SHE and Dora Mavor Moore Award winner Matthew G Brown as HE. She Said/He Said runs Wednesday, September 14 through Sunday, September 18 (with Media Night September 15) at Native Earth's AKI Studio (inside Daniels Spectrum) in Regent Park. (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Company Announces 2016/17 The Freshness Initiative Playwrights & New Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

As it embarks on its 10th Anniversary Season, Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to announce the playwrights for "The Freshness Initiative," the company's commissioning and new play development program, now in its third year. The 2016/17 season will feature public readings of brand new plays by J. Nicole Brooks, Selina Fillinger and Isaac Gomez. The readings will take place at Victory Gardens Theater during May, June and July of 2017. Two of the world premiere productions featured in Sideshow's 2016/17 Season were developed through "The Freshness Initiative," Philip Dawkins' The Happiest Place on Earth and Calamity West's Give It All Back. (more...)

Mobify Expands Partner Program as Independent Research Firm Identifies Consumer Mobile Engagement's Strong Business Value Add
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

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Anne Burrell & Rachel Ray Set for New Season of WORST COOKS IN AMERICA: CELEBRITY EDITION
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

WORST COOKS IN AMERICA: CELEBRITY EDITION is back for a second helping with food masters Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray each leading a team of celebrity cooking disasters through an intense culinary boot camp where the most improved cook wins $50,000 for their charity, (more...)

Scoop: THE MIDDLE on ABC - Tuesday, August 30, 2016
by TV Scoop - Aug 15, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE MIDDLE, airing on ABC on Tuesday August 30 2016! (more...)

CHARLIE PARKER'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION and More Set for September at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its September 2016 schedule, featuring CHARLIE PARKER'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!, John Pizzarelli, Ron Carter Big Band, Steve Kuhn Trio, Renee Rosnes, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, The Cookers, Coltrane Revisited, Natalie Douglas, Barbara Carroll, Julie Halston, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and more. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Producer Kevin McCollum
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 15, 2016

On Monday, August 15, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony-winning producer Kevin McCollum. Best known for producing Broadway mega-hits RENT, AVENUE Q, and, IN THE HEIGHTS, McCollum is also know for taking chances on smaller shows and shepherding them to Broadway. He brought THE DROWSY CHAPERONE to Broadway in 2006--it would go on to win five Tony Awards--and [TITLE OF SHOW] to Broadway in 2009. (more...)

Food Icons Anne Burrell And Rachael Ray Whip Brand-New Roster Of Cooking-Challenged Stars Into Culinary Shape In Return Of Worst Cooks In America: Celebrity Edition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition is back for a second helping with food masters Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray each leading a team of celebrity cooking disasters through an intense culinary boot camp where the most improved cook wins $50,000 for their charity, as well as bragging rights for their team leader. The celebrity recruits are: Mindy Cohn, Matt Dallas, Tommy Davidson, Barbara Eden, John Henson, Loni Love, Kenya Moore, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and Nicole Sullivan. Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition premieres Wednesday, September 14 th at 9pm (all times ET/PT) and the winner is named during the season finale on Wednesday, November 2 nd at 9pm. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: LAST DREAM (ON EARTH), Assembly Hall, 13 August
by Amy Hanson - Aug 14, 2016

Last Dream (On Earth) makes fascinating use of digital technologies and exquisitely paralleled stories to create a unique and moving experience.   A tribute to the bravery of those who dare to take the first steps on a journey beyond our comprehension, it is an experience not to be missed. (more...)

AMERICAN PSYCHO Sings Duncan Sheik and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Rock Icon & KISS Frontman Gene Simmons to Appear at Wizard World Comic Con Richmond, VA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Wizard World, Inc., (WIZD) the preeminent producer of Wizard World Comic Cons across North America, is proud to announce that legendary KISS frontman, bassist and rock icon, Gene Simmons will appear at Wizard World Richmond on September 10. (more...)

Mama Bares Debut First Concert at East West Players, August 25 through September 4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, opens its 51st Anniversary Season Radiant with the world premiere of The Mama Bares in Concert: Once Upon a Play Date, developed by and featuring Broadway performers Joan Almedilla, Ai Goeku Cheung, Deedee Magno Hall, and Jennifer Paz, directed by Giovanni Ortega with musical direction by Marc Macalintal. (more...)

Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities to Present THE LINE Art Exhibit, 8/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

In partnership with Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (http://www.inclusiveva.org/), a state-wide organization, Virginia Stage Company's Department of Education & Community Engagement will present “The Line: Art for Social Change” at Slover Public Library in downtown Norfolk on August 21, 2016 at 3PM. (more...)

Starry WAR PAINT Becomes Most Successful Musical in Goodman's History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

War Paint has become the most successful musical in Goodman Theatre's history, extended (for a second and final time) through August 21. (more...)

PARACHUTE MEN to Open Teatro Vista's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Teatro Vista, Chicago's largest professional Latinx theater company, kicks off its 26th season with the world premiere of Parachute Men, a raw, funny and poignant family drama by Mando Alvarado about three brothers who suck at being brothers, suck at love and suck at being men. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Outside at Tuacahn Amphitheatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

From the Oscar-winning team Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo's epic story of love, acceptance, and what it means to be a hero. THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME opened August 5 at Tuacahn Amphitheatre and will run through October 15. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Scoop: CODE BLACK on CBS - Thursday, September 1, 2016
by TV Scoop - Aug 11, 2016

Get all the scoop on CODE BLACK, airing on CBS on Thursday, September 1, 2016! (more...)

Photo Flash: texARTS Production of ALL SHOOK UP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 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), Russel Taylor (St. George's Theatre, London, Romeo and Juliet), Daniel Cline (Austin Theatre Project, The Rocky Horror Show), and Toni Baker. All Shook Up runs August 12 - 21 at the Kam and James Morris Theatre. (more...)

Keala Settle & Frank Wildhorn and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for August 22-28, including Jazz Masters: John Abercrombie, Joey Baron, Dave Liebman, Steve Swallow, Keala Settle and Frank Wildhorn, Ken Peplowski Quartet, and more! (more...)

The King Center Announces Nine New Shows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The King Center announces nine new shows coming up for the fall season. Check them out below! (more...)

Norm Lewis to Star as 'Don Quixote' in MAN OF LA MANCHA at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Just announced, Norm Lewis will star in the iconic dual roles of Cervantes/Don Quixote in the legendary Broadway musical, Man of La Mancha at The 5th Avenue Theatre. (more...)

New Generation Theater Company Announces Full Cast for NOTHIN' BUT A GOOD TIME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

New Generation Theater Company is back at The Duplex Cabaret Theater with its brand new show, Nothin' But A Good Time, A Kick-Ass Musical Revue. The performance will feature songs made famous from Broadway's most memorable rock musicals including High Fidelity, The Who's Tommy, Heather's, Jesus Christ Superstar, Rock Of Ages, We Will Rock You and more! (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery for $25 Seats at the Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Ohio Theatre with performances from August 17-September 4. (more...)

New Relationship Book For Men Releases This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

'Tommy Z is unabashedly unafraid. Unafraid to offend you. Unafraid to use words that make you cringe. Unafraid to stand up and fight for what he believes in. Unafraid to make you uncomfortable. But mostly, he is unafraid to make you laugh. He also knows that regardless of what men have become and what women believe themselves to be, that neither of them have a clue about how to deal with each other even after thousands of years of trying. Clueless and pitiful that's what we are. Tommy takes on that issue and makes it hilarious.' ~ Larry Winget, Six Time New York Times & Wall St. Journal Best Selling Author, One America's Top Speakers & The Pitbull of Personal Development. (more...)

Gregory Linington and Isabel Keating Join Marg Helgenberger in THE LITTLE FOXES at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

There are people who eat and there are those who get eaten. This fall, Arena Stage serves up Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, a delicious drama about family greed and betrayal. Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger, known for her 12 seasons as Catherine Willows on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, stars as Regina Giddens under veteran director Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage. The Little Foxesruns September 23-October 30, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

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