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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...)

Canada's Newest Musical Sensation LITTLE MISS COUNTY FAIR Debuts at the Victoria Playhouse This August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Canada's newest musical comedy sensation premiers at the Victoria Playhouse Petrolia this August and already has local area theatre fans buzzing with excitement. Little Miss County Fair is a parody of small town beauty pageants, written by Co-Artistic Director David Rogers, with music by Resident Music Director Mark Payne. In Broadway style fashion, its got the production numbers and finesse you'd expect from a big city musical, but is chalk full of local references. (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...)

BWW Review: Hilarious Puppets Take over Ocean State Theatre in AVENUE Q
by Robert Barossi - Aug 8, 2016

There are certainly many strange and unusual musicals appearing regularly on stages in New York City and across the country. Avenue Q does not shy away from being something different and unique. Rather, it proudly owns every bit of its wonderful uniqueness and accompanying hilarity. From songs about internet porn to full-frontal puppet nudity, this is a musical that constantly surprises, bringing undeniable laughs along the way. And it's hard to imagine that any theater could create as perfect a production of Avenue Q as the one currently running at Ocean State Theatre Company. (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...)

Maurice Hines to Bring His Story to Life in TAPPIN' THRU LIFE at Herberger Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

?He's going to put a smile on your face and song in your heart. (more...)

Jackie Chung and Raymond J. Lee to Star in TIGER STYLE! at La Jolla Playhouse; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its production of Tiger Style!, by La Jolla native Mike Lew, directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda, running September 6 - October 2 (press opening: Wed, September 14 at 7:00pm) in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

Mitchell Conti and Hannah Aaron Brown Are Chicago's New 'TONY 'N TINA'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Presented by the original New York producers, in conjunction with Chicago Theater Works, one of Chicago's longest running, smash hit shows, Tony 'n Tina's Wedding, returns to the Windy City beginning Thursday, September 22, 2016, opening September 29, and running through December 30 only. (more...)

Everybody Knows Their Names! Grayson Powell, Jillian Louis, Barry Pearl and More Set for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Broadway In Chicago, Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment have just announced casting for the upcoming National Touring production of CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE. (more...)

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: NATIONALS Set for NYC This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The 24 Hour Company (producers of The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway and around the world, as well as The 24 Hour Musicals) and their longtime collaborator The New School College of Performing Arts, School of Drama will present The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals in New York City this summer. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at NYMF's LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) in association with Chinese Mother Jewish Daughter & Michael Chase Gosselin presents LUDO's Broken Bride, a new rock opera about one man's epic journey to save his true love's life, utilizing LUDO's entire discography.  BroadwayWorld has your first look at the NYMF production below! Check it out! (more...)

Tony Shalhoub, John Cariani, Katrina Lenk and More to Lead THE BAND'S VISIT Premiere at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company just announced casting for the world premiere musical The Band's Visit, directed by Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer and featuring a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses, an original score by three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbekand choreography by Lee Sher. (more...)

Irish Band Bell X1 to Return with ARMS This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Irish band, Bell X1, undoubtedly one of Ireland's most beloved bands, is back with their seventh studio album, ARMS, out October 14, 2016.  (more...)

Stars of Broadway's NEWSIES to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

On August 21st, cast members from the Broadway hit Newsies will reunite on the stage of Feinstein's/54 Below, for the third year in a row. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Black Button Eyes' AMOUR in Chicago Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Black Button Eyes Productions presents the Chicago premiere of the Tony Award-nominated musical AMOUR, with music by Michel Legrand, directed by Ed Rutherford, music direction by Nick Sula and choreography by Derek Van Barham. AMOUR will play September 2 - October 8, 2016 at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., in Chicago. The press opening is Saturday, September 3 at 7:30 pm. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars in character below! (more...)

BWW Review: AMERICAN IDIOT Could Be 'the Time of Your Life' at EPAC
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 3, 2016

Green Day's classic rock opera takes to the stage, from Jingletown to the city, from beer swilling to heroin chic, and back agaiin. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Director Michael Greif and Choreographer Christopher Gattelli Chat WAR PAINT at the Goodman
by Stage Tube - Aug 2, 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 and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. WAR PAINT runs through August 21, 2016. In the videos below, director Michael Greif and choreographer Christopher Gattelli talk about bringing the production to life! (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris, Pam McKinnon, Sutton Foster & More Set for 92Y This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The 92Y has announced its Fall 2016 theater season, featuring Neil Patrick Harris, Pam MacKinnon, Sutton Foster and more. (more...)

THE SOLID GOLD ROCK N ROLL SHOW Comes to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by Edward Baker - Aug 2, 2016

As if time stood still; four of the original dreamboats are back! Over 50 years since the original British rock n rollers hit the airwaves, Marty Wilde, Eden Kane, Mike Berry and Mark Wynter return for headline billing for THE SOLID GOLD ROCK N ROLL SHOW at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre on Thursday 24 November.  (more...)

Atlanta Lyric to Stage Ogre-the-Top Production of SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Do you know that old saying, "beauty is in the eye of the ogre." No? Then we suggest a trip to see Atlanta Lyric Theatre's new production of Shrek The Musical which can explain it much better than we can. (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...)

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...)

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...)

Carmen Cusack, THE POKEMUSICAL and More Coming Up This Month at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

This August, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

Montego Glover & Harbor Lights Theater Directors Set for BROADWAY DOWNLOAD
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 1, 2016

Broadway Download, the live, weekly digital radio show, is set to welcome Tony Award-nominee Montego Glover as well as the company directors of Staten Islands' Harbor Lights Theatre Company to its broadcast. (more...)

Scoop: CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD on ABC - Sunday, August 21, 2016
by - Aug 1, 2016

Get all the scoop on CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD, airing on ABC on Sunday, August 21, 2016! (more...)

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