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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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Performers Announced for NOMINEE NIGHT at Sidetrack, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

?Chicago's best musical theatre performers gather on the same stage for one night only when the 2016 Jeff Award Nominees are honored at Nominee Night, May 17 at 7PM at Sidetrack Video Bar in Lake View, Chicago. (more...)

Tommy Murphy's STRANGERS IN BETWEEN to Make UK Premiere at The King's Head
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

After a critically acclaimed production of Louis Nowra's Cosi at The King's Head Theatre earlier this year, Adam Spreadbury-Maher directs the UK premiere of Tommy Murphy's STRANGERS IN BETWEEN continuing the venue's exploration of contemporary Australian playwrights. (more...)

DLC's Professional Training Program TYA to Present PARADE
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Drama Learning Center's professional training company for emerging young artists will present period musical drama PARADE next month. (more...)

PUERTO RICAN MASTERS to Return to Lehman Center with Salsa Legends
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts presents the return of the PUERTO RICAN MASTERS with director Isidro Infante, featuring three legends of salsa: Ismael Rivera Jr., Pedro Brull and Jose Mangual Jr., joined on stage by Hector Tricoche and Viti Ruiz of the new generation of salsa with a special appearance by Yolanda Rivera on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 at 8pm. (more...)

IN THE MOOD National Tour Kicks Off in Melbourne, Sept. 8
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Following their 2011 and 2013 sold out Australian tours, the brassy, all-singing-all-dancing-all-American celebration of Swing Jazz returns to our shores on a massive coast to coast run throughout September and into October. (more...)

The Invisible Dog to Present MINOR CHARACTER, 6/17-25
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The Invisible Dog will present MINOR CHARACTER, (June 17-25) by Brooklyn based theater company New Saloon. In this kaleidoscopic adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, a cast of 16 performers collage a century's worth of English translations - from the flowery 1916 version to Google Translate's profoundly nonsensical rendition - into one sprawling, intimate, quietly disastrous evening that culminates with an entirely new adaptation. (more...)

NJPAC to Host Richard Nader's 27th Annual Summer Doo Wop Concert, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is proud to present for the first time Richard Nader's 27th Annual Summer Doo Wop Concert. The Doo Wop stellar line up includes Charlie Thomas' DRIFTERS 'Save the Last Dance for Me' 'Under the Boardwalk', THE DUPREES 'You Belong To Me' 'Have You Heard', LOU CHRISTIE 'Lightnin' Strikes' 'Two Faces Have', SHIRLEY ALSTON REEVES, The original lead of THE SHIRELLES 'Soldier Boy' 'Mama Said', Jay Siegel's TOKENS'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' 'Portrait of My Love', Tommy Mara and THE CRESTS '16 Candles' 'The Angels Listened In' and special Guest LADD VANCE son of KENNY VANCE. This will be an afternoon of classic Doo Wop and 1950s rock 'n' roll at it's very best on Sunday, June 5th, 2016 at 3PM. Be sure to reserve your tickets at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722). (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes BRIGHT STAR Tony-Nominee Carmen Cusack; Listen HERE!
by Theater People Podcast - May 16, 2016

On Monday, May 16 the Theater People podcast welcomes BRIGHT STAR's Tony nominated leading lady, Carmen Cusack. (more...)

Melinda Doolittle Hosts Nashville High School Musical Theatre Awards
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 2016

Middle Tennessee's growing high school theater scene was in the spotlight over the weekend as Lipscomb University's Department of Theatre - under the direction of dance professor Kari Smith and dean of the College of Entertainment and the Arts Mike Fernandez - hosted the third annual Nashville High School Musical Theatre Awards. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Favorite Dressing Room Items of the BRIGHT STAR Cast
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - May 16, 2016

Today I'm addressing another excellent question from @JudyMolnar: 'What are some favorite items Bright Star cast members have in their dressing rooms? Show & tell.' (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Kathy Najimy & More Added to 2016 Lilly Awards Honoree List; Lupita Nyong'o, Gloria Steinem & More Will Present
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The 7th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, have added honorees to the special awards ceremony, including Tony Award-winner and 2016 Tony Award nominee Jessie Mueller, Kathy Najimy, Genne Murphy, Candis Jones, Rehana Lew Mirza, and the women of Waking the Feminists. They join previously announced honorees include Danai Gurira, Martha Plimpton, Kate Whoriskey, and Mia Katigbak. The Lilly Awards will be presented Monday, May 23, at the Signature Theatre (480 West 42nd St). (more...)

Ethiopian Funk-Rock Group Debo Band to Release ERE GOBEZ Album This Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

This Friday, May 20, 11-piece Ethiopian funk-rock group, Debo Band, releases their sophomore album, Ere Gobez. (more...)

Prepare for The Ensemblist's 5/22 Live Show with Greene, Krupin, Lyons, Some of Broadway's Best Singer/Songwriters
by Matt Tamanini - May 15, 2016

On Sunday, May 22nd at 8:15pm, 'The Ensemblist' podcast will be hosting a live show as part of the 2016 NYC Podfest. The only podcast that shows you Broadway from the inside out, will be featuring three Broadway singer-songwriters John Arthur Greene, Janet Krupin, and Douglas Lyons. (more...)

Baltimore & UK High Schools Partner to Present London Premiere of PROSPECT HIGH: BROOKLYN
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) and Education at Roundabout (Jennifer DiBella, Director of Education) are pleased to announce that Baltimore School for the Arts in the US and Showdown Theatre Arts in the UK will present the London premiere of PROSPECT HIGH: BROOKLYN. Written by Daniel Robert Sullivan and a team of New York City teenagers, Prospect High: Brooklyn was developed in partnership with Education at Roundabout and the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships. The play is in the midst of a Rolling World Premiere in 23 high school productions across the US, September 2015 - September 2016, but this will be the very first international production. The schools will present the play on June 4th at 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM. Tickets may be reserved by writing BoxOffice@TristanBatesTheatre.co.uk. Call 020 3841 6611 for more information. (more...)

ALLEGIANCE, SPRING AWAKENING, DEAR EVAN HANSEN & More Rise in the BroadwayWorld Awards; 16 Days to Vote!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Voting runs through May 31 for the 13th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards! Once again last year, hundreds of thousands of theatregoers and fans weighed in, breaking site traffic records and further solidifying the BroadwayWorld.com Awards place as the largest and most popular online Broadway polling event of its kind, open to all and with fully visible and audited results.  There's 16 days to go!   Check out the current standings below and click here to cast your vote! (more...)

The Actors Fund to Host 20th Anniversary Tony Awards Viewing Party
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Actors Fund will celebrate Broadway's Biggest Night at the 20th Anniversary Tony Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, June 12, 2016 (3:30-8:00pm) at the legendary Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.  (more...)

Community Theatre of Little Rock to Present ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, 6/3-19
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Community Theatre of Little Rock is pleased to conclude its 60th Season with our Summer Musical 'Annie Get Your Gun' by Irving Berlin. Show dates are June 3rd-5th, 10th-12th and 17th-19th to be held at The Studio Theatre, 320 West 7th Street in Downtown Little Rock. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
by Walter McBride - May 13, 2016

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, just celebrated six-time Tony Award winning actress, Audra McDonald with their 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 67th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special day below! (more...)

Lyme Disease Crisis, AIDS Walk & More Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)

Tony Bayliss, Scott Sutcliffe & More to Join Drew Gasparini at St. James Studio
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Crow and Elk Productions will present Drew Gasparini Live in Concert at St. James Theatre on Saturday 28th May 2016 at 8:00pm.  (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE DONKEY SHOW - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DISCO in London
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?Award winning comedian, Vikki Stone (Oberon/Mia) is joined by Siobhan Athwal (Dmitri/Vinnie), Bronte Barbe (Helen/Vinnie), Melissa Bayern (Tytania/Sander), Natalie Chua (Disco Girl), Samuel Fogell (DJ Hernando/Cobweb), James Gillan (Lady Puck), Dominique Kinisky (Peaseblossom), Nyron Levy (Moth), Adrian Martel (Mustardseed), Harry Morley (Fidget) and Jessica Spalis (Rico Suave) to complete the cast for The Donkey Show.  (more...)

Ilene Graff & Ben Lanzarone Set for Broadway at Birdland Concert Series, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series has announced that Grammy-nominated recording artist, television and Broadway star Ilene Graff, along with her husband, ASCAP-Award winning musical director Ben Lanzarone, will present their big band show "It's Better With A Band!" on the Birdland stage Monday, June 13, 2016 at 7 PM. For tickets, call 212-581-3080 or go to birdlandjazz.com. (more...)

Eliane Elias, A Sophisticated Reunion and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for May 23-29, featuring Eliane Elias, A Sophisticated Reunion: Terri Klausner, Valerie Pettiford and Ty Stephens, Bill O'Connell and the Latin Jazz All-Stars, and more.  (more...)

Andrew Rannells, James Lecesne, Ravi Coltrane and More Coming to Birdland This June
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its June 2016 schedule, featuring: Bill Charlap Trio, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Mike Stern and Bill Evans Quartet, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ravi Coltrane, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Birdland Big Band, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. (more...)

BWW Blog: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Ben Rappaport- Back To School In a Harnick and Bock Way
by Guest Blogger: Ben Rappaport - May 13, 2016

'God, Ben. We get it, we get it. Arts in school blah blah blah.' I know, I know, but I have to piggyback on last week and tell you about what I got to witness this week. (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals to Honor Chita Rivera at Summer 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to announce that legendary performer Chita Rivera will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. (more...)

Comedy Duo Cheech & Chong to Make Treasure Island Debut, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

 Reunited stoner-hippie comedy duo Cheech & Chong bring their hilariously irreverent satire to Treasure Island June 24 at 9 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - David Schwimmer Stars in AMC's News Series FEED THE BEAST
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

AMC today released an extended trailer from the network's upcoming original series FEED THE BEAST, now premiering on Sunday, June 5th at 10pm ET/PT. (more...)

New author, Jack McGugart, releases his first book - The Devil's Work.
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

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VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Peter Gallagher Returns for 3rd Installment of CENTER STAGE: ON POINTE, Premiering 6/25
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

Time to get your dancing shoes on for the third installment of the Center Stage franchise with the world premiere of Lifetime's original movie, CENTER STAGE: ON POINTE, premiering Saturday, June 25 at 8pm ET/PT. (more...)

William Shatner, Lou Ferrigno & More Set for Salt Lake Comic Con 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Today, Salt Lake Comic Con (http://saltlakecomiccon.com/) announced details of Salt Lake Comic Con 2016, including its first round of celebrity attendees. Salt Lake Comic Con 2016 is September 1-3, 2016 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. (more...)

Ladyhawke Drops Summer Dancefloor Jam 'Let It Roll'
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Following her award-winning self-titled breakout album in 2008 and Anxiety in 2012, Ladyhawke aka Pip Brown is back with her third studio album Wild Things released June 3 via Polyvinyl Records. (more...)

Destination America to Premiere New Competition Series SMOKED, 6/1
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

Rivalries abound in the cutthroat world of competition BBQ, where reputation and respect ride on one perfectly glazed rib or one lip-smacking bite of brisket. Whether friendly foes or full-on nemeses, the one thing every pitmaster can agree on: nothing settles the score like a cook off! (more...)

HOPE AND GO SEEK Book Makes Healthy Eating Fun for Kids
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Parents do their best to raise healthy kids, however building healthy eating habits isn't easy. With the launch of HopeAndGoSeek, parents of 3-to-9-year-old kids can have another powerful tool in their arsenal. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Conclude 56th Season with Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) concludes its 56th season with the two-time Tony award-winning musical, American Idiot, directed and choreographed by Alex Perez, who returns to CCCT following his acclaimed Bay Area premiere production of The Addams Family, with music direction by Kevin Roland, who helmed CCCT's recent productions of The Secret Garden and The Sound of Music. American Idiot plays from June 10 through July 17; performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm at the theatre. (more...)

'Motley Crue: The End' Legendary Band's Final Show, Comes to Select U.S. Theaters This June
by Movies News Desk - May 11, 2016

On December 31, 2015, legendary rock icons Mötley Crüe completed their 35-year touring career as a band with a spectacular final concert at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles, CA, just 10 miles from the Sunset Strip where the band's infamous and decadent career first launched. (more...)

Sheen Center to Welcome Valerie Smaldone for HIT MAKERS Series
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

?The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture presents a new music and thought series called Hit Makers: Music Icons in Performance and Conversation with Valerie Smaldone. Kicking off Hit Makers is Tommy James of Tommy James and The Shondells on Monday, May 16 at 7:30pm at The Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker Street. (more...)

CENTER STAGE: ON POINTE to Premiere in June on Lifetime
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2016

Time to get your dancing shoes on for the third installment of the Center Stage franchise with the world premiere of Lifetime's original movie, Center Stage: On Pointe, premiering Saturday, June 25 at 8pm ET/PT. (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Announces 2016 Applause Award Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts announces the 2016 recipients of the Applause Awards, boasting a range of students and talent from 22 schools in six counties of Central Florida. (more...)

STYX to Donate Proceeds from ROCK TO THE RESCUE to NC LGBT Charities
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

STYX--Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitars), James 'JY' Young (vocals, guitars), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Todd Sucherman (drums) and Ricky Phillips (bass), along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo-and special guest, DON FELDER (formerly of the Eagles), has chosen not to cancel their concert in Cary, North Carolina on Wednesday, May 18 at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre. (more...)

CEO of Dolby Laboratories Kevin Yeaman Poses with Members from the Iconic Rock Band KISS at a Special Promotional Screening of the 'KISS Rocks Vegas' Movie, Available o
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

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Hezron Chetty Brings TALES FROM A VIOLIN to Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

World-renowned violinist Hezron Chetty will be doing a unique show of live music and storytelling at the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre this May. TALES FROM THE VIOLIN is an hour-long new age instrumental show, during which Chetty will be joined on stage by Jeanre Leo on drums and CJ Duckitt on bass. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Hot Shots - The 2016 Drama Desk Nominees Meet the Press!
by Linda Lenzi - May 11, 2016

The newly minted Drama Desk nominees met the press today and BroadwayWorld.com was there to meet all of them!  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at UP Theater's AN AMERICAN DRUM CIRCLE
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Northern Manhattan's UP Theater Company celebrates its sixth season with, AN AMERICAN DRUM CIRCLE written by Washington Heights playwright, Vanessa Shealy. Vanessa's previous plays include Tea in the Afternoon (Theatre Row), One, Two, Whatever you do... (FringeNYC) and Inside Information (co-written by Rick Younger) which was just accepted to the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Mountain Dew and DR1 Racing Launch Global Drone Racing Series
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

PURCHASE, N.Y., May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ With the drone industry charged, Mountain Dew and DR1 Racing, announced a global partnership full of industry firsts. Featuring the top drone racing pilots in the world, this newly formed drone racing series marks the first branded partnership and national broadcast for this burgeoning sport. Headlining the series, the DR1 Invitational presented by Mountain Dew will air this August in a one-hour broadcast special. DR1 will also be the first truly live drone series to stream globally on Twitch, the world's leading social video platform and community for gamers. (more...)

Infomart Dallas Welcomes Tommy Gwinner as Director of Technology
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

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HAMILTON Takes the Lead in the BroadwayWorld Awards; 20 Days Left to Vote!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Voting runs through May 31 for the 13th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards! Once again last year, hundreds of thousands of theatregoers and fans weighed in, breaking site traffic records and further solidifying the BroadwayWorld.com Awards place as the largest and most popular online Broadway polling event of its kind, open to all and with fully visible and audited results.  There's 20 days to go!   Check out the current standings below and click here to cast your vote! (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

BWW Blog: NYC Vocal Coach Bob Marks - Understand the Basics of Voice Registration
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - May 10, 2016

If you want to see a group of voice teachers and voice scientists turn from a generally gregarious and collegial group into an angry mob, ask them to strictly define vocal registers, or the "gears" of the voice that are responsible for different types of sounds.   (more...)

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