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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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Playwright Larry L. King Passes Away at 83
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2012

According to published reports, playwright Larry L. King passed away yesterday in his Washington retirement home after a long battle with emphysema. He was 83 years old. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES Docks at EPAC, 12/6-22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2012

In 1934, thousands of American theatergoers found refuge from the Great Depression under the blissfully escapist spell of Cole Porter's Anything Goes. On December 6, 2012, Ephrata Performing Arts Center is uncorking that vintage elixir once more to chase away the hangover of the recent Great Recession. (more...)

CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY Returns to Stage 72 With Mario Cantone, Rachel Dratch and More, 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2012

The Drama Desk Award-winning Celebrity Autobiography returns to Stage 72 (formerly the Triad Theater (158 West 72 Street) on Monday, January 14 at 7:30pm. The cast is scheduled to include Mario Cantone, Rachel Dratch, Janeane Garofalo, Kristen Johnston, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel, and Alan Zweibel. (more...)

Cheri Oteri Extends NEWSICAL Run Through 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2012

After exceeding box office expectations, former Saturday Night Live funny-girl Cheri Oteri has announced she will extend her four-week run in off Broadway's NEWSical The Musical for two additional weeks. Ms Oteri's last scheduled performance was originally scheduled for December 30th; due to popular demand, she will now continue through January 13th. (more...)

Christine Pedi, Michael West and More Extend in NEWSICAL Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2012

Christine Pedi, Michael West, Christina Bianco and Tommy Walker - the four principal cast members in NEWSical the Musical: End of the World Edition - have extended their contracts in the show through December 21, 2012 at which point the world will definitely end. A new block of tickets is now on sale at (more...)

Hennepin Theatre Trust Announces Fall 2012 SpotLight Musical Theatre Program Honors
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2012

Hennepin Theatre Trust today announced the new fall 2012 honorees from Minnesota high schools recognizing theatre accomplishments by school and category for the 2012-13 SpotLight Musical Theatre Program. Now in its eighth successful year, SpotLight is Hennepin Theatre Trust's flagship educational initiative which honors, supports and advocates for Minnesota high school musical theatre students and programs. This year, 56 schools, including nine from greater Minnesota, are presenting musicals made possible by the collaboration of almost 5,000 students and annually seen by an estimated 105,000 audience members. (more...)

Save up to 40% on THE AMAZING MAX; Playing Thru Jan. 13!
by Contests Broadway - Dec 20, 2012

Magician Max Darwin makes objects appear out of thin air, defies the laws of physics, and performs miracles inches from spectators' faces. There's magic, comedy, juggling, and loads of audience participation! Buy tickets and save up to 40% on performances through January 13! (more...)

John Lloyd Young to Return to JERSEY BOYS Beginning January 11!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2012

JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical, is pleased to announce the return of John Lloyd Young who won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as Frankie Valli in the original Broadway cast. Young will again perform the role of Frankie Valli on Broadway beginning Friday, January 11 for a limited engagement. (more...)

Kendra Kassebaum, Joe Cassidy and More to Star in NEXT TO NORMAL at San Jose Rep, 1/10-2/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2012

San Jose Rep welcomes a cast of undeniable talent to the stage for the Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical Next to Normal, directed by David Ira Goldstein and co-produced with the Arizona Theatre Company. (more...)

Is Broadway Next for Flaming Lips Musical YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2012

The world premiere musical Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots just finished its West Coast run at La Jolla Playhouse, directed by Des McAnuff, on December 16. According to the North County Times, when the McAnuff spoke after the final curtain about the musical's future, he discussed the possibility of taking it to Broadway. (more...)

Illusion Theater's 8th Annual Lights Up! Series Presents RED RESURRECTED, 2/8-3/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2012

Illusion Theater's 8th Annual Lights Up! series presents the ensemble that brought the critically-acclaimed, Ivey Award-winning Ballad of the Pale Fisherman to stage last year. From February 8-March 2, 2013, Transatlantic Love Affair returns with an expanded version of RED RESURRECTED, a 2011 top-selling Fringe Festival show. This year, they tackle the themes inherent in the Red Riding Hood fable in a dark and surprising re-imagining. Adding elements from Persephone of Greek mythology and La Loba of Mexican folklore, Red Resurrected conjures up a completely new tale of a young woman's journey through love, pain and healing. (more...)

Lara Teeter Joins Houston Grand Opera's SHOW BOAT As Cap'n Andy, 1/18 - 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2012

With rehearsals underway this week, Houston Grand Opera welcomes Lara Teeter to the role of Cap'n Andy in the new production of SHOW BOAT opening January 18. Teeter takes on the role after Tommy Tune stepped down because he is on vocal rest. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Maureen McGovern Discusses 54 Below Show, HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Plus Broadway, Hollywood Memories & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 18, 2012

Today we are talking to a versatile performer first known to the world at large through her iconic early-career movie theme recordings - singing the Oscar-winning 'The Morning After' from THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE, as well as the classic themes from THE TOWERING INFERNO, SUPERMAN and musical material and a memorable musical moment in AIRPLANE!; in addition to her many full-length studio albums later in life - who then emerged as a compelling theatrical performer with a string of roles on Broadway, Off Broadway and in regional theater - a replacement star of NINE, as well as THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, as well as original cast member of 1989's THE 3 PENNY OPERA, 1984's premire production of BROWNSTONE, and, most recently, a Broadway featured cast member in LITTLE WOMEN - the radiant and vocally resplendent Maureen McGovern. Looking back on her remarkable career and taking us on the journey from Hollywood to Broadway and beyond, McGovern reflects on some famous co-stars and her side of the riveting productions she participated in both onstage and onscreen, as well as opens up about some of her favorite recordings and composers to date insofar as her recording career is concerned, to say nothing of her proud position as the so-deemed self-confessed 'Disaster Theme Queen'. We also outline her cabaret work over the years, in anticipation of McGovern's week of shows at 54 Below, titled HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, beginning December 18 and running through December 23, where she will be sharing some of her favorite seasonal songs, new and old, as well as reviving some of her show-stopping standards and iconic movie themes and perhaps a surprise or two, too. Additionally, we touch upon her bio-musical, CARRY IT ON, her new women writer retrospective concert show and much, much more! (more...)

2012 BWW Nashville Regional Awards - LIVE Update - Tilghman and Andrew Tied - 12/18!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Nashville Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

Scoop: THE MENTALIST on CBS - Sunday, January 13, 2013
by TV Scoop - Dec 18, 2012

Get all the scoop on THE MENTALIST, airing on CBS on Sunday, January 13, 2013! (more...)

THE MASTER, AMOUR Lead 2012 London Film Critics' Circle Nominations
by Movies News Desk - Dec 18, 2012

Michael Haneke's AMOUR and Paul Thomas Anderson's THE MASTER lead this year's films in the London Critics' Circle nominations - receiving seven each. The 33rd London Critics Circle Awards are being held on Jan. 20 in London. Check below for the full list of nominees: (more...)

RED, BLACK & GREEN: A BLUES Comes to REDCAT, 1/31-2/4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2012

REDCAT, CalArts' downtown center for contemporary arts, presents the Los Angeles premiere of Alpert Award-winning hip-hop theater artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph and visual artist Theaster Gates' acclaimed collaboration red, black & GREEN: a blues (rbGb), a visceral and moving hybrid performance that merges incisive writing and urgent choreography to confront issues of race, class, culture and the environment. The four-performance run of rbGb will be presented at the Roy and Edna Disney/ CalArts Theater, Thursday, January 31 through Sunday, February 3, 2013. (more...)

B. B. King Blues Club and Grill Announces Entertainment Lineup, Now thru New Year's
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2012

B. B. King Blues Club and Grill, NYC has announced its lineup, December 18, 2012 - January 1, 2013. (more...)

FLIPSIDE: THE PATTI PAGE STORY Makes NY Premiere at 59E59 Theaters, Now thru 12/30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2012

59E59 Theaters welcomes Front Page Productions with FLIPSIDE: THE Patti Page STORY, written and directed by Greg White, and featuring 28 of Patti Page's hit songs. FLIPSIDE: THE Patti Page STORY begins performances tonight, December 18 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 30. Press Opening is Friday, December 21 at 8 PM. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2012

Unearthed after more than forty years and unheard since their original airing, the recordings of Village Voice "Scenes" columnist and radio personality HoWard Smith are now available for the first time. Containing over 100 interviews, The Smith Tapes will be released in monthly installments on digital retailers iTunes and Amazon. Collection #1: Fillmore East was released on November 20 with Collection #2: Aquarian Theater due today, December 18. (more...)

JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN Extends Again at Don't Tell Mama thru Feb 2013
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2012

'Judy and Liza Together Again', starring internationally acclaimed entertainers Rick Skye and Tommy Femia, named 'Best Duo' this year 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...)

THE FULL MONTY, dal 29 gennaio a Roma
by Antonino Prattico - Dec 17, 2012

Dal 29 gennaio 2013, con un nuovissimo e originale adattamento firmato Massimo Romeo Piparo, arriva nei teatri italiani THE FULL MONTY, la vicenda dei disoccupati spogliarellisti più amata e applaudita di tutti i tempi, il Musical più atteso di questa nuova stagione teatrale. (more...)

Adam Kantor & Betsy Wolfe to Lead THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Second Stage; Opens April 2!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2012

ADAM KANTOR (Rent) and BETSY WOLFE (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) will co-star in the highly anticipated revival of JASON ROBERT BROWN's musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Second Stage Theatre. The beloved two-character musical, which has received more than 500 regional productions and 3,000 performances around the world, is returning to New York City after eleven years in an all-new staging directed by Mr. Brown. THE LAST FIVE YEARS will begin previews on Thursday, March 7 at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). Opening night is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2 at 7pm. (more...)

Lightning Jar Announce First UK Production Of THE DREAMER EXAMINES HIS PILLOW, At Old Red Lion, From Jan 2013
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2012

Acclaimed American writer John Patrick Shanley's deeply moving play - set in the Bronx during the angst-ridden 1980s - is brought to the UK for the very first time by transatlantic theatre group Lightning Jar Theatre Company. (more...)

2012 BWW Central PA Regional Awards - LIVE Update - Ferraro, Wood and More in the Lead - 12/17!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 17, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Central PA Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Dec 15, Part 2 - More Heartfelt Newtown Tributes and Christmas Cheer!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2012

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our December 15th SIP round-up! Yesterday evening's photos featured more heartfelt Newtown wishes from the casts of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Weathervane Playhouse, ELF's Jason Testa and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Jeremy Stolle, as well as pics from NEWSIES, THE GRINCH tour, BRING IT ON, THE LION KING, WHITE CHRISTMAS tour, THE ADDAMS FAMILY and a slew of regional productions of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, WHITE CHRISTMAS and more. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ballet Austin's THE NUTCRACKER Dances With Grace and Ease
by Jeff Davis - Dec 15, 2012

This winter marks a momentous occasion for Ballet Austin. This year's THE NUTCRACKER is the company's 50th annual production of the beloved ballet, and from my seat last night, I can say that this Golden Anniversary production is exactly that: golden. Helmed by choreographer Stephen Mills, this NUTCRACKER is full of life, beauty, and charm. Every moment is absolutely wonderful. It's doubtful that you'll find a production better than this. (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON, LES MISERABLES Featured in Civic Center's 2012-2013 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2012

The Civic Center of Greater Des Moines is scheduled to bring some of Broadway's most acclaimed and loved shows to Iowan audiences during their 2012-2013 season. Shows included in the standard season package include the national tours of LES MISERABLES, WAR HORSE, THE BOOK OF MORMON, JEKYLL & HYDE, and MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. Also featured during the season are BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ROCK OF AGES, and JERSEY BOYS. (more...)

DOMA Theatre Company To Present AVENUE Q, 11/09 - 12/16!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2012

Sesame Street meets South Park when Richard Israel teams up with musical director Chris Raymond, choreographer Angela Todaro and puppet master Libby Letlow to direct AVENUE Q for a limited run, Nov. 9 through Dec. 16, at the intimate MET Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Nobody's Business Trio Brings HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS to Metropolitan Room Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2012

Nobody's Business Trio will warm up the Metropolitan Room tonight, December 15, 2012, at 9:30 pm as they invite you "Home for the Holidays." (more...)

THE FLYING LATKE Returns to The Flea, 12/1-16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2012

The Flea Theater presents THE FLYING LATKE by Caldecott-Medal winner Arthur Yorinks, a heart-warming tale of Chanukah celebrations, holiday dysfunction and the miracle of a certain soaring potato pancake. Directed by Flea Resident Director Ben Kamine, this limited engagement runs Saturday & Today mornings only, December 1 through 16 at The Flea. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Now thru 12/30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2012

Berkshire Theatre Group has announced the reprise of its annual community production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, adapted by Eric Hill and presented for the second time at The Colonial Theatre. A Christmas Carol is sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union, Guardian Life Insurance, Blantyre, Country Curtains and The Red Lion Inn. This community production is dedicated to the memory of Jack Fitzpatrick. (more...)

Scoop: KITCHEN NIGHTMARES on FOX - Today, December 14, 2012
by TV Scoop - Dec 14, 2012

Get all the scoop on KITCHEN NIGHTMARES, airing on FOX today, December 14, 2012! (more...)

JAZMO to Make New York Debut at the Iridium, 1/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2012

The Bedford Hills based, much buzzed about and highly acclaimed new intergenerational rock band, JAZMO, will make its New York Premiere at the world-renown Iridium (1650 Broadway at 51st Street, NYC) on Tuesday, January 8th at 8:00pm and 10:00pm. (more...)

CONTEXT Art Miami Closes With Record Breaking Attendance
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2012

In its 23rd year as the anchor fair to the city of Miami, Art Miami, the premiere international contemporary and modern art fair and its new sister fair CONTEXT Art Miami closed with record breaking attendance and sales in excess of $46 million with many galleries selling important works to major museums, private foundations and international collectors. Within hours of the opening, gallery owners were reporting extraordinary, unprecedented 6 & 7 figure dollar sales with a number selling out their booths before fair's end. (more...)

BIG BREAK GREENBRIER Season Finale to Air 12/18 on The Golf Channel
by TV News Desk - Dec 14, 2012

In a season that started with 12 competitors, Golf Channel's Big Break Greenbrier reality competition series has narrowed the field to the final two - James Lepp and Mark Silvers - who will meet for an intense and dramatic 18-hole singles match on the season finale, Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET. (more...)

Sandor Juan Joins Cast ALL ABOUT MEAT (THE GARCIAS) 10/11 - Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2012

Duo Multicultural Arts Center is pleased to present the return of ALL ABOUT MEAT (THE GARCIAS), written and directed by Michelangelo Alasa'. ALL ABOUT MEAT (THE GARCIAS) will play 10 weeks from October 4th through December 15th, 2012 at the Duo Theatre. Opening Night is Today, October 13th at 8pm. (more...)

Donn Trenner and Shaynee Rainbolt Return to the Metropolitan Room in December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2012

In his first New York major engagement in 25 years, Emmy-nominated musical director, conductor, arranger and jazz pianist Donn Trenner collaborated with MAC and Bistro Award-winning jazz vocalist Shaynee Rainbolt for four Fridays in September. That critically acclaimed engagement returns to the Metropolitan Room in New York City for Four encore performances: Sunday, December 9th at 4pm; Tuesday December 11 at 7pm; and Today and Sunday December 15 & 16 at 4pm. (more...)

2013 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS Nominations Announced!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2012

Jessica Alba, Megan Fox, and Ed Helms joined the Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Dr. Aida Takla-O'Reilly were on hand at the Beverly Hilton Hotel this morning to announce the nominations for the 2013 Golden Globes Awards. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY Opens in Italy
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2012

Serata ricca di emozioni ieri, mercoledi 12 dicembre, per l'atteso ritorno al Teatro Sistina di Roma di uno tra i piu amati classici del musical, l'intramontabile "MY FAIR LADY", firmato e diretto da Massimo Romeo Piparo. Interpretato dalla splendida Vittoria Belvedere e da Luca Ward, Aldo Ralli e Enrico Baroni, lo spettacolo e una co-produzione Peep Arrow Entertainment e Il Sistina. (more...)

International City Theatre Opens AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2012

On your marks for the original amazing race! International City Theatre's 28th season gets off to a flying start with Around the World in 80 Days, adapted by Mark Brown from the visionary, classic adventure story by Jules Verne. For a taste of exotic locales, daring exploits, narrow escapes and great fun, head over to International City Theatre at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center between January 25 and February 17, or take in a low-priced preview on January 23 or 24. (more...)

Fine Print Theatre Company's CHRISTMAS IN CHICAGO Runs Now thru 12/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2012

The Chicago Commercial Collective and The Fine Print Theatre Company have announced the return ofChristmas in Chicago, tonight, December 13 - December 23, at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave. (more...)

Lyric Stage Company of Boston Presents Moises Kaufman's 33 VARIATIONS, 1/4-2/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2012

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston presents Moises Kaufman's 33 VARIATIONS, January 4 - February 2, 2013. (more...)

WICKED Film to Enter Development 'Soon'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2012

As producer Marc Platt reported to Entertainment Weekly, 'conversations are now starting' about a movie adaptation of the mega-successful Broadway musical Wicked. (more...)

The Chicago Commercial Collective and The Fine Print Theatre Company Open CHRISTMAS IN CHICAGO Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2012

The Chicago Commercial Collective and The Fine Print Theatre Company are proud to announce the return of Christmas in Chicago, December 13 - December 23, at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave. Opening night for Christmas in Chicago is Thursday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. and runs Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Randy Rainbow On the Scene with Cheri Oteri at Her NEWSICAL Opening!
by Randy Rainbow - Dec 12, 2012

Former Saturday Night Live funny-girl Cheri Oteri celebrated her opening night in Off-Broadway's NEWSical The Musical on Dec 9th where she is appearing with in the award-winning musical through the end of the month. BroadwayWorld's Randy Rainbow was on the scene at her big opening and you can check out interviews with Oteri and her guests below! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 12th, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 12, 2012

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's the no-Christmas-musicals edition of the Mosh Pit! The T-BOM has arrived, BWW Chicago Awards voting ends this Saturday, the Grammys, three new musicals in workshop, dueling TYA 'Cinderella' musicals and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Making of Stratford Festival 2013 Visitor's Guide
by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2012

Stratford Festival 2013, the first under Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino, features 12 productions and a new initiative to enhance the play-going experience, The Forum. The festival has just released a behind-the-scenes video showing the making of its 2013 visitor's guide. Click below to watch a montage from the photo shoots! (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre Presents DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT A PANCREAS IS?, 11/13-12/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2012

ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE/LA announces a new opening date for the world premiere of DOESN'T ANYONE KNOW WHAT A PANCREAS IS?, written by Carole Real and directed by Jenny O'Hara. DOESN'T ANYONE KNOW WHAT A PANCREAS IS? will now preview on Tuesday, November 13 and will open on Wednesday November 14 at Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039. THE FISHERMAN'S WIFE will be extending and will now run through Today, December 13. (more...)

Scoop: ARROW on THE CW - Friday, January 4, 2013
by TV Scoop - Dec 12, 2012

Get all the scoop on ARROW, airing on THE CW on Friday, January 4, 2013! (more...)

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