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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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Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, Starring Diana Huey, to Make a Splash Next Week at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has joined forces with Kansas City Starlight to produce a 21-week tour of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, coming to the Benedum Center June 14-25. (more...)

Radiohead Among Winners at A2IM's 6th Annual Libera Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

At NYC's PlayStation Theater last night, A2IM honored a select list of luminaries in a star-studded, highly-anticipated awards ceremony. Presented by SoundExchange, the 6th annual Libera Awards gave members of the independent music community an opportunity to come together and celebrate their peers. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Productions Nominated for 10 Tony Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

 La Jolla Playhouse's world-premiere productions of Come From Away, featuring book, music and lyrics by David Hein and Irene Sankoff and direction by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, and Indecent, by Paula Vogel, are both up for multiple Tony Awards this season. The Tony Awards ceremony takes place this Sunday, June 11 at 8:00pm, broadcast on CBS. (more...)

Boston Pops, Chita Rivera, A CHORUS LINE and More Set for MPAC's 2017-18 Season; Tickets on Sale Monday!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Boston Pops, Ringo Starr, Randy Newman, Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune, Sutton Foster and A Chorus Line are just a few of the headline events coming to Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) during its 2017-2018 season. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of JERSEY BOYS Sing National Anthem at Dodgers Game
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

The national tour of Jersey Boys stopped by a Los Angeles Dodgers game this week to sing the national anthem. Take a look at the video below! (more...)

Stacey Kent and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for June 19-June 25, featuring Stacey Kent, Lynn Stein, Beegie Adair and Monica Ramey, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tony Danza Headlines Friars 100th Birthday Party for Dean Martin
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 8, 2017

Everybody Loved Somebody at The Friars Club last night as Dean Martin was celebrated in song and toasted by his fellow Friars.  (more...)

BWW Interview: A Chat with HEDWIG's Yitzhak, Hannah Corneau
by Jamie McGonnigal - Jun 8, 2017

A chat with HEDWIG's Yitzhak, Hannah Corneau, coming to the Kennedy Center June 13th through July 2nd. (more...)

Centenary Stage Co. Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

                Music, dance and special events fill the Lackland Performing Arts Center as Centenary Stage Company announces its 2017 - 18 full season line up of events.  In addition to CSC's theatrical events the 2017 - 18 season will see the return of audience favorite series, such as, the January Thaw Music Festival and the annual Dance Fest all while hosting an array of exciting guest artists. (more...)

Old School Square Announces the 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Old School Square announces the 2017-18 Season of performances, lectures, exhibits, classes and workshops. (more...)

Kokandy Productions' presents LITTLE FISH This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Kokandy Productions is pleased to present the Chicago premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's LITTLE FISH, an oblique parable for urban life after the attacks of September 11th, directed by Producing Artistic Director Allison Hendrix with music direction by Kory Danielson and choreography by Kasey Alfonso, playing July 9 - August 20, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets for LITTLE FISH are currently available at, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Saturday, July 15 at 8 pm. (more...)

Breaking: Who Will Perform at the 2017 Tony Awards? List Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The Tony Awards have announced an incredible line up of performances for the 71stAnnual Tony Awards, which will broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on CBS, Sunday, June 11th, 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay). The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

THE WHO'S TOMMY to Hit Sheffield with New Songs from Pete Townshend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Iconic rock opera Tommy visits the Crucible from Thursday 22 June - Saturday 1 July, featuring two new songs written by legendary lead songwriter of The Who, Pete Townshend. (more...)

Stephen Lloyd, Stephen Collins, and More to Reprise Roles For Graeae's UK Tour of REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Pioneering disabled-led theatre company Graeae has announced the full cast for the upcoming tour of their acclaimed musical Reasons to be Cheerful, which will hit the road one final time this autumn. (more...)

Marisa Matthews to Play Title Role in EVITA at San Diego REP; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) has announced final casting for the first production of its 2017/18 season, 'EVITA.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE WHO'S TOMMY at MTH Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The MTH Theater at Crown Center presents THE WHO'S Tommy, its second MainStage musical of the season. In honor of tonight's opening, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2017 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2017

The 71st Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 11th at 8/9c hosted by Kevin Spacey. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, June 24, 2017
by - Jun 8, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, June 24, 2017! (more...)

American Dance Festival Kicks Off 84th Season Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The American Dance Festival's (ADF) 84th season and 40th year in North Carolina kicks off Thursday, June 15 at 6:30pm at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) with an All North Carolina Program. (more...)

WICKED Launches Lottery for Boston Opera House Run
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Boston Opera House June 7 - July 23, 2017.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Snoopy Speaks! Houston's Own Ryne Nardecchia Explains THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY
by Natalie de la Garza - Jun 7, 2017

Ryne Nardecchia - a product of the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre and recent Texas State grad - returns to Houston to play one of comics' most iconic characters and possibly America's most famous canine, Snoopy, in the Theatre Under the Stars production of THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY. (more...)

Review Roundup: BUDDY at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Full casting details for the smash summer musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story have been announced prior to runs at both Bucks County Playhouse and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Details of the performers, who will appear in both presentations, were released by Bucks County Playhouse's Executive Producer Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alex Fraser, and Producers Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler. Directed by Tony nominee Hunter Foster with choreography by Lorin Latarro, Buddy will first run at the Bucks County Playhouse from May 27 through June 17 and will then transfer to the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater on June 24 for previews, with the official opening June 28. The show will run at the Kimmel Center through July 9. (more...)

Heidi Armbruster and More to Lead AT THE OLD PLACE World Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of At the Old Place, by Rachel Bonds, directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda, running in the Mandell Weiss Forum July 5 - 31. (more...)

Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot to Open Record-Breaking EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot Open EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

He's a Little Sinatra. She's A Little Bit Sondheim: An Intimate Journey Through a Musical Theater Romance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Broadway veterans and Harbor Lights Founders and Artistic Directors Jay Montgomery and Tamara Jenkins are joining creative forces and sharing their personal story in the last production of the 2017 Season, which is focusing on what it means to be a theater artist. 'We are excited to be back in the performing saddle and having a blast working together. The show will be lots of fun with some sweet moments. And everyone will certainly relate to the universal themes in relationship dramas,' says Jenkins. 'We are also thrilled to be joined by Musical Director Andrew Smithson who was with us for our 2011 Harbor Lights' productions of Marry Me a Little, and Amahl and the Night Visitors, and is himself a consummate artist and musician. We needed someone versed in multiple styles as the show covers many musical genres.' (more...)

Marty O'Donnell and Russell Brower to Appear in VIDEO GAMES LIVE at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents VIDEO GAMES LIVE hosted and produced by game industry superstar Tommy Tallarico with special guest performances by Marty O'Donnell, composer of the Halo Series and Blizzard Entertainment's Russell Brower, famed composer and audio director of World of Warcraft, Starcart II, Diablo III and more. (more...)

Start Summer This Weekend with AH, WILDERNESS! at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Experience the fireworks of love-first love, unrequited love and mature love-on stage this summer, as Goodman Theatre concludes its 2016/2017 Season with a major revival of Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness! (more...)

2017 Jimmy Award Nominees Announced; Ben Platt to Host Ceremony This Month at the Minskoff!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

THE JIMMY AWARDS have announced that 74 high school students from across America will compete for the award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress as well as other honors and scholarships at the ninth annual awards ceremony. The presentation will take place on Monday, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Tit4Twat Theatre Presents LOSERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Grab a voting handset, meet four dangerously desperate contestants and decide their formidable fates. It's the most nail-biting TV game-show of the decade, and no one's going down without a fight... (more...)

Michael Cerveris to Kick off Broadway @ The Art House Series This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA, kicks off the seventh consecutive season of his smash hit Broadway @ The Art House concert series with two-time Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris for two shows only on July 1 and 2, with series host Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

Miki Howard, Boy Named Banjo and More on Sale at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces Grammy nominated R&B artist Miki Howard, Nashville based roots band Boy Named Banjo, Grammy nominated rock band Fastball and more. (more...)

BWW Review: TOMMY, Theatre Royal Stratford East
by Debbie Gilpin - Jun 13, 2017

Following a successful national tour, Ramps on the Moon's co-production of The Who's Tommy continues its journey with a run at Theatre Royal Stratford East this month. Ramps on the Moon is a budding consortium that is associating closely with several UK theatres and theatre companies as they work on new projects over the course of the next few years. One of their partners, Graeae Theatre Company, will be at Stratford East later this year with their production of Reasons To Be Cheerful. (more...)

Francesco De Carlo to Bring Brand New Show COMFORT ZONE to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

What do you discover when you decide to leave the safety of your sofa in Italy to become a foreigner in the UK, just as the UK decides to leave Europe? Francesco De Carlo has done just that, and shares his adventures and hilarious findings in his brand new show, Comfort Zone. (more...)

The Rolling Stones EXHIBITIONISM Announces Limited Father's Day Offer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism, produced by iEC Exhibitions!, is thrilled to announce a special Father's Day promotion to give all fathers VIP treatment. The special offer includes a 2-for-1 VIP ticket for $80 (regularly $80 each) during this limited week-long promotion available to the public now through June 18, 2017. (more...)

CBS SUNDAY MORNING Posts Year-to-Year Audience Gains
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

CBS SUNDAY MORNING, the nation's #1 Sunday morning news program, posted year-to-year audience gains, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for June 11. (more...)

Second Thought to Close 2017 Season with World Premiere of THE NECESSITIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Second Thought Theatre closes its 2017 season of change with the world premiere of The Necessities by Dallas-based playwright and artist Blake Hackler. Joel Ferrell, Associate Artistic Director for the Dallas Theater Center, returns to direct after previously directing Othello and Gruesome Playground Injuries for the company. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017


STRANGEST THINGS! THE MUSICAL Offering $10 Tickets Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Random Acts and Greenhouse Theater Center are pleased to announce $10 tickets for the 8pm performance on Monday, June 12th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Highlights from 71st ANNUAL TONY AWARDS - Part I
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Oscar, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey hosted THE 71st ANNUAL TONY® AWARDS, live from the historic Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 11 on the CBS Television Network. This was Spacey's first time hosting the Tonys. Check out photo highlights below! (more...)

Scoop: LIFE IN PIECES on CBS - Monday, July 3rd, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jun 12, 2017

Scoop: LIFE IN PIECES on CBS - Monday, July 3rd, 2017 (more...)

Rock Opera DAWN OF PARADISE Due Out 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

PARADISE – consisting of the Portland-by-way-of-Chicago husband/wife team of guitarist/vocalist Steven Denekas and vocalist/keyboardist Tamar Berk – have fashioned a loving homage to the classic rock opera in their third album, Dawn of Paradise, a double-vinyl LP which gleefully references the likes of The Who's Tommy, Pink Floyd's The Wall, David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust, Yes' Tales of Topographic Oceans and even such recent efforts as Green Day's American Idiot.  (more...)

Young Jazz Sensations to Perform at The Nash
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Nash announces its 'Catch A Rising Star' Summer Concert Series featuring performances by young Arizona jazz artists.  The musicians range from high school to recent college graduates between ages of 18 - 24, who either are based or were raised in Arizona.    Curated by The Nash, this series provides a platform for these emerging artists to gain prominence in the jazz community. (more...)

Save Up to $68 on Tickets to A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL on Broadway
by Contests - Broadway - Jun 12, 2017

Based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now classic film, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s- where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. (more...)

Scoop: THE GONG SHOW on ABC - Thursday, June 29, 2017
by - Jun 12, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE GONG SHOW, airing on ABC on Thursday, June 29, 2017! (more...)

BWW Review: TOMMY at MTH
by Alan Portner - Jun 11, 2017

Excellent production of a very complex piece of Musical Theater (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Wick Theatre
by John Lariviere - Jun 11, 2017

The Wick Theatre proudly presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Based on the 1991 Academy Award-winning animated feature film, the musical features music by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Wolverton. The stage version of Beauty and the Beast includes memorable new songs in addition to familiar ones from the animated version such as "Be Our Guest", "Gaston", and the title song "Beauty and the Beast". (more...)

TheatreWorks New Milford to Present ZOMBIE PROM
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

On July 14, TheatreWorks New Milford will open Zombie Prom, a musical by John Dempsey and Dana P. Rowe. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2017 Tony Award Red Carpet Arrivals- Part 3
by Walter McBride - Jun 11, 2017

The stars are shining on tonight's red carpet, and BroadwayWorld's got a first look - check out the first batch of arrivals below, including Ben Platt, Stephanie J. Block, Andy Karl, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2017 Tony Award Red Carpet Arrivals- Part 4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

The stars are shining on tonight's red carpet, and BroadwayWorld's got a first look - check out the first batch of arrivals below, including Glenn Close, Patti LuPone, Sara Bareilles and more! (more...)

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