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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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Lesli Margherita, Count Basie Orchestra & More Set for Birdland, Week of 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for July 18-24, including the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Lesli Margherita, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, and more! (more...)

Mi9 Retail Announces Keynote Speakers for Synergy 2016 Customer Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

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Photo Flash: First Look at BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Bucks County Playhouse's second production of the summer season, the high-energy Rock & Roll musical 'Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,' is directed by Tony nominee Hunter Foster with choreography by Lorin Latarro. This show been seen by over 22 million people worldwide, and is hailed as the most successful rock musical of all time. 'Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story' opened at Bucks County Playhouse (70 S. Main Street, New Hope, PA) on June 25 and will run through July 16. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Contest: Win Two Tickets to Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner at 54 Below!
by BWW Contests - Jul 8, 2016

BroadwayWorld is giving one of our lucky readers a chance to win two tickets to the opening night of Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner at 54 Below in New York City! The event is Tuesday, June 12th. (more...)

Melissa Etheridge, Ani DiFranco & More Set for Connecticut Public Television's Infinity Hall Live Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Catch the waves of refreshing melodies, driving grooves, and spirited vocals ideal for summertime as Infinity Hall Live, the award-winning national music series produced by Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), kicks off its fifth anniversary season in July with some of today's most intriguing established and emerging artists: Rhiannon Giddens, Galactic, Joss Stone, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Ani DiFranco, and Melissa Etheridge. Infinity Hall Live Season 5 airs nationally on public television beginning July 2016 - check local listings or http://ihlive.org/watch-local-pbs-station/ for broadcast times.  ihlive.org will also stream the series weekly beginning Friday, July 8 through Friday, August 26. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Moonlight's PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 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. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Joss Stone & More Set for New Season of INFINITY HALL LIVE
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Catch the waves of refreshing melodies, driving grooves, and spirited vocals ideal for summertime as INFINITY HALL LIVE , the award-winning national music series produced by Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), kicks off its fifth anniversary season in July (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Full-Length Trailer of Tim Rice's FROM HERE TO ETERNITY at Finger Lakes
by Stage Tube - Jul 6, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival proudly produces the North American premiere of Tim Rice's new musical, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. Performances opened June 29, and will run through July 20 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the brand new full-length trailer below! (more...)

Broadway Veterans to Lead Pittsburgh CLO's SHREK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Get ready for an "ogre-the-top" production at the Benedum Center July 15-24! This smash-hit musical comedy will come to life with a cast of Broadway's best and Pittsburgh CLO veterans, including Finding Neverland's Rory Donovan as Shrek and Broadway's Haven Burton as Princess Fiona. (more...)

The Landing Theatre Company Extends TEN WAYS ON A GUN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

After a successful opening weekend, The Landing Theatre Company is pleased to announce an extension for the remainder of their run of the Off-Broadway hit, Ten Ways On a Gun.  (more...)

Un-Common Theatre to Present HEATHERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The Un-Common Theatre Young Adult Company is thrilled to be presenting the Massachusetts Premier of 'Heathers The Musical' presented at the Mansfield Music and Arts Black Box, Mansfield, on July 14-17, 2016! This production marks the Young Adult Company's 12th year of offering current, cutting-edge theatre to our community and features a cast of 23 high school and college students. (more...)

Lundstrum Center to Present THE BOY FRIEND, 8/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

A diverse cast of 30 teenage students of dance, voice and drama will present Sandy Wilson's musical spoof The Boy Friend, August 5, 6 and 7 at the Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts in North Minneapolis. This witty play, set in the French Riviera, presents a rollicking review of courtship in the Roaring 20's, with amusing characters, mistaken identities, catchy tunes and up-beat dance numbers, including the memorable 'Won't You Charleston With Me?' (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Backstage with BCP's BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, Helmed by Hunter Foster
by Stage Tube - Jul 5, 2016

Bucks County Playhouse's second production of the summer season, the high-energy Rock & Roll musical 'Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story' directed by Tony nominee Hunter Foster with choreography by Lorin Latarro. This show been seen by over 22 million people worldwide, and is hailed as the most successful rock musical of all time. 'Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story' opened at Bucks County Playhouse (70 S. Main Street, New Hope, PA) on June 25 and will run through July 16. Click below to go behind the scenes with the company of BCP's show! (more...)

Rob Lowe Joins Cast of CBS' CODE BLACK
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Rob Lowe has joined the cast of the medical drama CODE BLACK as a series regular. His character will be introduced in the series' second season premiere, Wednesday, Sept. 28 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (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...)

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...)

[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...)

BWW TV: Nicolas Dromard of North Carolina Theatre's MARY POPPINS
by Jeffrey Kare - Jul 13, 2016

Starring in North Carolina Theatre's upcoming production of Mary Poppins from July 26th-31st is Nicolas Dromard as Bert! A role originated on screen by Dick Van Dyke and on stage by Tony & Olivier nominee Gavin Lee. (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...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA
by Edward Baker - Jul 12, 2016

As previously announced, Anne Archer (Fatal Attraction; Patriot Games; Clear and Present Danger) will return to the UK to star as 'Jane Fonda', having first developed the role at the Edinburgh Festival in 2014. Archer was last seen on the London stage making her West End debut as 'Mrs Robinson' in The Graduate at the Gielgud Theatre in 2001, to critical acclaim. (more...)

WICKED Tour to Welcome New 'Fiyero' in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The WICKED tour will welcome Jeremy Woodard as Fiyero beginning Tuesday, August 2 at the Hobby Center in Houston. Just in, the WICKED tour will welcome Jeremy Woodard as Fiyero beginning Tuesday, August 2 at the Hobby Center in Houston.  (more...)

Rotor Riot Hires Renowned Drone Pilot UmmaGawd
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

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Tommy Tune, Tom Wopat and More to Appear in the Berman Center's 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The Berman Center for the Performing Arts announces its sixth season with an exceptional series of shows, including Broadway, dance performances, a film and lecture series, music, live shows, and programming for families.  (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Sets 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Launches Cabaret Series with LEADING LADIES OF CHICAGO THEATRE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre premieres The Cabaret Room at Drury Lane with Leading Ladies of Chicago Theatre, a two-night event that gives audiences exclusive access to some of Chicago's top talent in an intimate setting. (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Anne Archer and More in Rehearsals for THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Casting has been announced for the brand new production of THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA, written by seven-time Emmy award-winner Terry Jastrow, and directed by Joe Harmston, opening at Park Theatre on 13 July until 20 August, with a press night on 14 July.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in rehearsals below! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes ALADDIN Tony-Winner James Monroe Iglehart
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 11, 2016

On Monday, July 11, the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart. Iglehart made his Broadway debut in 2007 as Mitch in THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. In 2009 he originated the role of Bobby in the Tony Award winning Best Musical, MEMPHIS. (more...)

Ben Platt, Whitney Bashor & More Join NYCLU's Annual BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM Benefit Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 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. "Broadway Stands Up for Freedom" will boast performances by some of Broadway's finest on Monday, July 18, at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). Tickets are now on sale at http://nyuskirball.org/calendar/nyclu2016.  (more...)

42ND STREET Company Gives Back to Dallas Community
by Kyle Christopher West - Jul 10, 2016

This week, Dallas became the stage for a tragic sniper attack as Dallas police officers were gunned down while supporting a local peaceful protest. Just a few miles down the road, the touring company of 42ND STREET was onstage at the Music Hall at Fair Park, where they are just concluding their two-week visit before performing a one-week run at Fort Worth's Bass Performance Hall. As a response to the Dallas attack, as well as the other high-profile shootings over the last month, the cast decided to give something back to the community who has been coming out in full force to support them. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mac-Haydn Theatre's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2016

The Mac-Haydn Theatre roars back to the 1920's with Kander and Ebb's jazzy music and a deliciously scandalous story in CHICAGO. (more...)

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