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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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HONK! THE MUSICAL Returns to London this Easter
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

This Easter, Honk! the musical returns to London in a brand-new, actor-musician egg-stravaganza, filled with puppetry, magic and illusions. And water guns! (more...)

BWW Review: Cal State Long Beach's Theatre Arts Department Gets Geeky with SHE KILLS MONSTERS
by George Brietigam - Feb 20, 2017

Cal State Long Beach's spring season is off to a strong start, and their upcoming shows have a tough act to follow. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 20, 2017
by - Feb 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: Stunning ZOOT SUIT Revival at Taper Mirrors Present Day Politics
by Don Grigware - Feb 20, 2017

Let's get one thing perfectly clear from the get.go. Luis Valdez's Zoot Suit which premiered at the Mark Taper Forum and on Broadway in 1978, is a milestone. Broadway had not seen anything quite like it up to that point. First of all, it put Mexicans into the mainstream ... and their Pachuco culture, including their music and dance. In form it's a serious play about the Zoot Suit murders of 1942 in Southern California, but it is laced with humor, song and dance, classifying it in both realms of fact and fantasy. Now, after 39 years, in the 50th anniversary year of Center Theatre Group, Zoot Suit returns in an all new revival, once again directed by the brilliant Valdez. It has a fantastic cast, is high on entertainment value...and its issues do indeed mirror those present in today's politically ruthless world. (more...)

Amplify presents Nash Grier & Friends Australian Tour 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Cool For Summer Festival is heating up with the announcement of Nash Grier's additional solo headliner shows in Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide & Auckland! He'll be bringing a troupe of friends along for the ride, including Hayes Grier, Mahogany LOX, Alec Bailey & Wesley Stromberg PLUS special guests Tyde Levi, Tana Mongeau, Tom Jay Williams and Take Two. (more...)

'Moonlight', 'People vs. OJ' Among Winners of 2107 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS; Full List
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced the 2017 Writers Guild Awards winners for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation (more...)

Hell in a Handbag to Stage LADY X - A MUISCAL at Mary's Attic This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Hold the presses! Hell in a Handbag Productions announced today it will open its 15th season with the world premiere of LADY X - A MUSICAL, a shocking expose ripped from the headlines of yesteryear! LADY X will replace the previously announced musical VALLEY!, from April 21 - June 11, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago.   (more...)

Acclaimed Production BACKGROUND BOY Returns to The Butterfly Club for Limited Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Legendary multi award-winning singer songwriter John Thorn returns to the Butterfly Club with his acclaimed show 'Background Boy'. A hit of the 2016 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Background Boy showcases John's talents as composer/singer/pianist and raconteur with a delightful collection of original songs in the tradition of Randy Newman, Hoagy Carmichael and Blossom Dearie. (more...)

BWW TV: Chita Rivera Talks Prolific Career & More on TODAY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 20, 2017

This morning, the TODAY Show's Al Roker sat down with Broadway icon Chita Rivera for his Living Legends series. The interview took place at the famed Birdland nightclub in New York City, one of her favorite spots, where she has performed many times. (more...)

Los Lonely Boys, Kris Kristofferson and More Coming Up This March at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The following acts are performing at City Winery Chicago (1200 W. Randolph St) throughout the month of March. (more...)

SIng! Sing! Sing! The McCallum Theatre Brings the Desert 'A Salute to Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall'
by David Green - Feb 20, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents "Salute to Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall" on Monday, March 6, at 8:00pm. The performance features the Benny Goodman Tribute Orchestra with 18 of the country's top musicians, conducted by Terry Myers, and with Special Guest Vocalist Nancy Osborne. Relive the legendary concert that made Benny Goodman the most celebrated jazz bandleader of his day. Leading a band of musicians including Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Gene Krupa, Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Hodges and Count Basie, Benny Goodman played music ranging from "Honeysuckle Rose" to "Sing, Sing, Sing." We re-create that night in 1938 with today's best musicians.  (more...)

Chita Rivera & Tommy Tune Will Hit the Road this Fall on the 'Two For the Road Tour'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

This morning, the TODAY show's Al Roker sat down with Broadway icon Chita Rivera for his Living Legends series. (more...)


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THEATRE ROCK LIVE Returns to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Chronicling the history of rock musicals starting with Hair in 1969, TR honors Pippin, Rocky Horror, The Who's Tommy, Chess, Jesus Christ Superstar, Rent, Godspell, Aida, Wicked, Next To Normal, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spring Awakening, Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages and many many more. (more...)

STRANGEST THINGS! THE MUSICAL Parody Adds Additional Performance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

Anyone looking to travel to the Upside Down earlier than 10pm is in luck! Strangest Things! The Musical has added an early performance on Sunday, March 19th at 6pm due to popular demand. Tickets are now availabe and can be purchased from the Greenhouse Theater Center. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/18/2017
by - Feb 18, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/18/2017. (more...)

Extra Performance Added to JERSEY BOYS in London
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Due to overwhelming public demand, there will be an extra performance of the West End smash hit musical JERSEY BOYS in its final week at the Piccadilly Theatre on Thursday 23 March at 3.00pm. This week - week commencing 13 February 2017 - JERSEY BOYS has broken the house record for ticket sales in the history of the Piccadilly Theatre. (more...)

John Stamos, Neil Meron & Craig Zadan, Robert Greenblatt to Chair 2017 Mr. Abbott Award Gala Honoring Kenny Leon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces Robert Greenblatt, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning producer and Chairman of NBC Entertainment (The Wiz LIVE! and Hairpsray LIVE!), and John Stamos, star of stage and screen (Full House), as honorary co-chairs, and Neil Meron and Craig Zadan of Storyline Entertainment - Zadan/Meron Productions (Chicago, Hairpsray LIVE!) as co-chairs of the 2017 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala honoring Kenny Leon. (more...)

Telluride Yoga Festival Celebrates 10 Years in San Juan Mountains, 7/20-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Telluride Yoga Festival will celebrate ten years in the stunning San Juan Mountains this July 20-23. The first yoga festival of it's kind; the event draws in nearly a thousand yoga enthusiasts to the historic mountain town for four days of community, live music, and yogic contemplation.  (more...)

John Pizzarelli, Michael Mott and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for February 27-March 5, including John Pizzarelli Trio, Michael Mott & Friends, Charlto & the John di Martino Trio, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Black Box Studios Proudly Presents CLOUD 9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education as it proudly presents a new production of Caryl Churchill's  Cloud 9 in the heart of Teaneck, NJ - just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge.  (more...)

Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers to Salute Kenny Rogers at 2017 Texas Medal of Arts Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

GRAMMY® Award-winning Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers will salute fellow Texan and music legend Kenny Rogers at the 2017 Texas Medal of Arts Awards onWednesday, February 22 at the Texas Performing Arts Center in Austin.  The Gatlin Brothers and vocalist Vikki Carr will perform Rogers' classic hit 'Islands In the Stream' before presenting him with theLifetime Achievement Award.  Larry Gatlin and Carr will also perform Rogers' 1980 #1 hit, 'Lady.' (more...)

Gregg Edelman-Helmed ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, THE MUSIC MAN and More Set for BTG's Expanded 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Hot off the heels of its critically acclaimed revival of Fiorello!, which was named a Critic's Pick by The New York Times, Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director/CEO) have announced BTG's 2017 Summer Theatre Season. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from John Kander & Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY at the Vineyard
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 17, 2017

Vineyard Theatre presents the New York premiere of Kid Victory, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander with story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and directed by Liesl Tommy. Kid Victory began previews on Wednesday, February 1 and will open on Wednesday, February 22 at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St. in New York City). Get a first look at highlights from the production below! (more...)

Diana Krall's New Album 'Turn Up The Quiet' Out On Verve Records 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer Diana Krall's highly anticipated new album Turn Up the Quiet will be released on May 5th by Verve Records. (more...)

The Epstein Theatre Presents Its First Shakespeare Play A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

???????The Epstein Theatre proudly presents its first ever Shakespeare Production. The most magical of comedies A Midsummer Night's Dream is brought to the stage by Daniel Taylor Productions Ltd from Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th April. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre to Experiment with 2017 Science Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Mad Cow Theatre has announced the 2017 Science Play Festival, running February 24-26 in the Harriett Theatre. (more...)

Diana Krall Returns to PPAC This June
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Multiple GRAMMY Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer, Diana Krall, will return to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Sunday, June 18 at 7 p.m.  (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Sets Cast, Creatives for 2017 POP Tour of #SuperShinySara
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its 2017 Performance Outreach Program (POP) Tour production, #SuperShinySara, by Wesley Middleton, and helmed by acclaimed San Diego director and Moxie Theatre Artistic Director Delicia Turner Sonnenberg (Counterweight, Without Walls Festival 2013). The production will tour schools throughout San Diego County, now through March 31, 2017. (more...)

All-Chicago Cast Set for SPAMILTON at Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

"Spamilton," the critically acclaimed off-Broadway parody of Lin-Manuel Miranda's sensation, "Hamilton," has set casting for its regional premiere in Chicago at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted). Created by Tony Award honoree Gerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind "Forbidden Broadway," the show features an all-Chicago ensemble including Donterrio Johnson, Adam LaSalle, Michelle Lauto, Eric Andrew Lewis, Yando Lopez and David Robbins. "Spamilton" begins performances Friday, March 3 at the Royal George Theatre's Cabaret/Studio Theatre. (more...)

Birdland Anounces March 2017 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Caroline Bowman, Erin Dilly, Alton Fitzgerald White and More Set for BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT at Harbor Lights Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

A special event entitled Broadway Spotlight, March 18, at 8:00 p.m. at the College of Staten Island's Williamson Theater benefits The Harbor Lights Theater Company. (more...)

Styx, Reo Speedwagon, and Don Felder Set to Launch 'United We Rock' U.S. Summer Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Rock legends REO SPEEDWAGON and STYX, along with very special guest star DON FELDER—formerly of the Eagles—will join forces for the “United We Rock” U.S. summer tour (more...)

EXHIBITIONISM - THE ROLLING STONES to Debut in Chicago at Navy Pier
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Rolling Stones' first ever major exhibition, Exhibitionism, delivered by DHL, will make its Chicago debut at Navy Pier on April 15, 2017 and will run a four-month engagement through July 30, 2017, proudly brought to the US by Jackson. (more...)

Tina M. Wingfield Shares 'Mac and Tosh Meet the Grimmel'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

'Mac and Tosh Meet the Grimmel': an exciting escapade into the unknown to stop an evil witch from destroying magic. 'Mac and Tosh Meet the Grimmel' is the creation of published author, Tina M. Wingfield, born September 5, 1957. She enjoys writing very much, especially children's books. She believes that children should be encouraged to explore their imaginations and also receive a lesson in the learning. She is married to Keith Wingfield, and they live in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. They are blessed with a son, two daughters, and their husbands and have recently been blessed with the birth of their first grandchild. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, February 25, 2017
by - Feb 16, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, February 25, 2017! (more...)

BWW Interview: Laura Osnes On CRAZY FOR YOU's 25th Anniversary Concert: 'It's Exhilarating'
by Leigh Scheps - Feb 16, 2017

'It's possible.' Especially for Broadway's original Cinderella, Laura Osnes, who is busier than ever these days rehearing for multiple shows and benefit concerts. On Sunday, February 19, the Tony Award nominated actress will play Polly Baker in Manhattan Concert Productions' one-night only 25th anniversary performance of Crazy for You at Lincoln Center. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Touring Veteran Reaches Milestone Performance In 42ND STREET
by Kyle Christopher West - Feb 16, 2017

Most actors receive a standard show contract for around 12 months, but that doesn't mean every actor hangs up their shoes and immediately walks into another show. In fact, not only do some actors extend their contracts, but some make an entire career out of an individual credit. Rob Ouellette, who is currently playing pianist Oscar and a member of the tap-dancing ensemble of the 42nd STREET national tour is about to shuffle into his 1,000th performance with the show on February 16th, 2017, so we caught up with him about his experience. Not only has Rob danced his way through six different companies of the musical, but he's performed several variations of the show's choreography, has worked three times with original book writer and director Mark Bramble, as well as with choreography icons Randy Skinner, Kelli Barclay, and Rick Conant, among others. (more...)

Beatles-Inspired IMAGINE to Play Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Beatles are one of the most beloved rock bands in history. There's now a show that brings their songs and stories to life - although not by presenting their music. (more...)

JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN Encores at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

'Judy and Liza Together Again,' starring internationally acclaimed entertainers Rick Skye and Tommy Femia, named 'Best Duo' in 2012 by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), has been extended again through the Winter Season at Don't Tell Mama's (343 West 46th Street). (more...)

Tabard Theatre Announces Stage Premiere of DOG ENDS As Part Of Theatre's Re-Launch
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Tabard Theatre today announced the stage premiere of Richard Harris's black comedy Dog Ends. (more...)

Warren Freeman to Join The American Pops Orchestra for 'SONGS OF LOVE' at Third Thursdays Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their lunchtime concert series "THIRD THURSDAYS" to highlight the unique musical personalities and special talents of the members of their acclaimed ensemble at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational, UCC Washington - 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001) - this Thursday, February 16 at 12:15 PM. (more...)

Ricky Ritzel's Broadway NO DANCING Comes to Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Cabaret War Horse, Ricky Ritzel presents the February edition of the Award Winning Ricky Ritzel'S BROADWAY, Feb.23 at 7pm at Don't Tell Mama. This show features songs from 'CATS,' 'A CHORUS LINE,' and 'WEST SIDE STORY'. (more...)

Heartwarming LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL Headed to Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, will present the heartwarming, family-friendly musical, Little Women: The Musical, which will run at Ocean State Theatre from March 1 - 19. (more...)

Bid on Tickets to Meet Wayne Brady and See HAMILTON in Chicago With Charitybuzz!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 15, 2017

Are you over the moon about Wayne Brady's return to the stage as Aaron Burr but can't get your hands on Hamilton tickets? With Charitybuzz, your dream is now a little closer than it seemed! The online donation-based auction platform has launched an auction to meet five-time Emmy Award winner Wayne Brady and score a pair of premium orchestra tickets to see Hamilton in Chicago. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical Extends Again at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, La Jolla Playhouse is adding a seventh week of performances for Disney's Freaky Friday.  The show will extend its run through March 19.  (more...)

New Stars Announced for CABARET at Wharton Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company announced today casting for the Wharton Center engagement of the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Primary Stages' MORNING IN AMERICA
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 14, 2017

Beginning one week after the election, Primary Stages commissioned a collection of over 70 pieces written by a diverse array of playwrights from their artistic community. Each artist crafted a short monologue from the perspective of a character in America on the morning of November 9th.  Undertaking MORNING IN AMERICA acutely reflects the responsibility and capability of a non-profit, artist-focused organization to respond directly and rapidly to current events. Through readings, talk-backs and roundtable discussions, Primary Stages strives to create an accessible and energetic space where artists and audiences can come together as a community to share their stories and process their experiences. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 2/7/2017 - 2/14/2017
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 2/7/2017 - 2/14/2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at John Kander and Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY at the Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Vineyard Theatre presents the New York premiere of Kid Victory, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander with story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and directed by Liesl Tommy. Kid Victory began previews on Wednesday, February 1 and will open on Wednesday, February 22 at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St. in New York City). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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