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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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Steve Harvey Hosts 11th Annual Ford Neighborhood Awards This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2013

The votes have been tallied, and it is time for the award winners to be revealed as StEve Harvey and Family Feud host, radio host, author and comedian StEve Harvey - hosts a grand celebration of community honors with star entertainment, sizzling music, and more August 10th, at this year's 11th Annual Ford Neighborhood Awards show (formerly the Hoodie Awards). One of the most-anticipated live events that Harvey hosts annually, the unpredictable awards show celebrates the impactful service of neighborhood businesses, churches, community leaders, and educators from across the nation - as star presenters and performers from the world of gospel and R&B music, television and entertainment, and crowds of revelers converge on Las Vegas today, August 9 through the 11th, for a weekend of thrills, laughs, and a legendary line-up of entertainment that includes Chaka Khan, Fantasia, Jaheim, Mary Mary, Tamar Braxton, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, KEM, Charlie Wilson, TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine, Tank), and more. (more...)

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre to Stage FATHER OF THE BRIDE, 8/22-9/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2013

Wedding bells are ringing - but they're playing the blues for Stanley Banks as he unwillingly becomes the Father of the Bride at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre starting Aug. 22. Live on stage through Sept. 29, this hilarious comedy is the perfect match for the fall wedding season! (more...)

CAN YOU DIG IT? Extends at The Marsh Through 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2013

The Marsh announces that Don Reed's autobiographical journey CAN YOU DIG IT? The '60s - Back Down East 14th will extend its run at The Marsh San Francisco through September 8, 2013. From the Beatles to the Black Panthers, James Brown to The Jerk, and MLK to JFK to the KKK - CAN YOU DIG IT? The '60s - Back Down East 14th offers a view the 1960s through the blinking eyes of an awkward kid who's just trying to fit in. Reed, an Oakland-born comedian, is currently the opening act/warm-up comedian forThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Reed's solo show, the third installment in his hilarious coming-of-age trilogy, continues at The Marsh San Francisco now through September 8, with shows on Saturdays at 8:30pm and Sundays at 7pm in the Main Stage Theatre. For tickets, the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055 between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. (more...)

CARNABY STREET UK Tour to Relaunch 3 Sept. in Milton Keynes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2013

Fresh from a successful spring tour, people all around the UK have become dedicated followers of Carnaby Street and now it's set to continue swinging round the country when the 60's musical opens its autumn leg in Milton Keynes this September. (more...)

IT'S DELIGHTFUL, IT'S DELOVELY Presented at WHBPAC, 7/28-8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2013

The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center brings you the greatest in classic American music with stellar performances by legendary lyricist Alan Bergman on Sunday, July 28; the country's finest cabaret singers in "It's Delightful, It's De-Lovely" - An Evening Celebrating Cole Porter, in partnership with The Mabel Mercer Foundation, on Sunday, August 10; and Tony-winning Broadway singer/dancer/choreographer, Tommy Tune today, August 31. (more...)

The Flea to Premiere Jonathan Caren's THE RECOMMENDATION, Begin. 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2013

The Flea Theater is proud to announce the New York Premiere of Jonathan Caren's THE RECOMMENDATION. This play about friendship, class and where loyalty has its limits will be directed by Flea Resident Director Kel Haney and feature members of The Bats. Previews begin August 23 with opening slated for September 6. Says Producing Director Carol Ostrow, "we are thrilled to open our fall season with a play that speaks to our times and shows off the talents and diversity of our company." (more...)

Andy Mientus, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Gerard Canonico & More to Lead Groundswell's LET LOOSE THE HORSES Reading, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2013

Groundswell Theatricals is pleased to announce a reading of Let Loose the Horses, a new rock musical with music and lyrics by Rob Giles and The Rescues, with a book by Scott Cameron, and with direction and choreography by Andrew Palermo. The reading will take place on August 22. (more...)

Johnny Cannizzaro and Mike Doyle Join JERSEY BOYS Film
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2013

Deadline.com reports that Johnny Cannizzaro and Mike Doyle are the latest to join the cast of Clint Eastwood's upcoming big screen adaptation of JERSEY BOYS. Cannizzaro will play 'Nick DeVito' -- twin brother of Tommy DeVito and founding member of The Variety Trio -- with Doyle taking on the role of music producer 'Bob Crewe'. (more...)

Scoop: ARROW on THE CW - Wednesday, August 28, 2013
by TV Scoop - Aug 8, 2013

Get all the scoop on ARROW, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, August 28, 2013! (more...)

TIMMY THE GREAT Begins Performances at Theater For The New City Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2013

Timmy the Great is a new musical based on the children's book King Timmy the Great by Sandra Hochman and Tad Danielak, (which was inspired by the Polish martyr, Janusz Korshak's, book 'King Matt The First'). Book & Lyrics are by poet, novelist, journalist, Sandra Hochman (Yale Younger Poets Award, and twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize); Gary Kupper ('Freckle Face Strawberry') has composed the music; and Edward Pierce is the production consultant. Choreographed by Julie Arenal ('Hair'). The production is directed by Julie Arenal and Jay Binder. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 14th, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 14, 2013

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Three major local premieres begin this week ('Next To Normal,' '9 To 5' and 'The Color Purple'), plus coverage of LOW's 'Cabaret,' two Cole Porter revues, busy Circle Theatre, 'Persuasion' is back, and 'In The Heights' and 'Hello, Dolly!' get their casts. It's a big Mosh Pit! (more...)

Comix At Foxwoods to Welcome John Mulaney, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2013

Comix At Foxwoods and Fox Theater will welcome the hilarious John Mulaney for one performance on Friday, Nov. 8 at 9 p.m. (more...)

Scoop: ARROW on THE CW - Today, August 14, 2013
by TV Scoop - Aug 14, 2013

Get all the scoop on ARROW, airing on THE CW today, August 14, 2013! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Caroline Martin, Hattie Morahan and More in A DOLL'S HOUSE at Duke of York's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

Carrie Cracknell's critically acclaimed Young Vic production of A Doll's House is booking at the Duke of York's Theatre to 26 October 2013. Hattie Morahan reprises her award-winning role of Nora Helmer opposite Dominic Rowan's Torvald in Olivier award-winning playwright Simon Stephens' new version of Henrik Ibsen's play. Press night is 14 August at 7pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST's Opening Night in the Park!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 13, 2013

The Public Theater's production of the new musical LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, the second show of The Public's 2013 free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte, recently began previews on July 23. Directed by Alex Timbers, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST features songs by Michael Friedman with book adaptation by Timbers and will run through Sunday, August 18, and opened last night, August 12. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

The Flea's SARAH FLOOD IN SALEM MASS to Begin Performances 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

The Flea Theater presents the World Premiere of SARAH FLOOD IN SALEM MASS by Obie Award winner Adriano Shaplin (Pig Iron's Hell Meets Henry Halfway). This radical re-telling of the events leading up to the Salem Witch Trials will be directed by Rebecca Wright featuring members of The Bats. Previews begin September 24 with opening slated for October 6. The Flea's Producing Director Carol Ostrow says, 'bringing Shaplin's work and his team of collaborators together with The Bats will be one of the most combustible theatrical events of the season.' (more...)

JERSEY BOYS to Open 9/17 at Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, will make its much-anticipated return to Columbus to play the Ohio Theatre September 17-29. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at John Herrera, Harriett D. Foy, Lilli Cooper and More in Goodspeed's LMNOP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

Goodspeed Musicals has announced the cast of LMNOP, an edgy new musical about an island whose citizens begin to lose their freedoms one letter at a time. The musical will run from July 25 to August 18 at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. ­- Goodspeed's home for developing fresh, innovative, and original new musicals. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production photos below! (more...)

Scoop: BODY OF PROOF on ABC - Today, August 13, 2013
by TV Scoop - Aug 13, 2013

Get all the scoop on BODY OF PROOF, airing on ABC today, August 13, 2013! (more...)

Leimay to Premiere BECOMING-CORPUS at BAM Fisher, 9/12-15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

LEIMAY will present the world premiere of 'Becoming-Corpus,' a performance experience of dance, video and live electronic music, at Brooklyn Academy of Music's newest venue, BAM Fisher, located at 321 Ashland Place, September 12 to 15. (more...)

EIGHT IS ENOUGH Among Warner Archive's New Releases
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

The Warner Archive Collection announces its newest releases: (more...)

Surflight Theatre Extends LES MISERABLES Through 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

Audiences are storming the barricades! Due to popular demand, Surflight Theatre, under the leadership of Executive Director Ken Myers, has extended Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece LES MISERABLES, with performances through August 31. (more...)

Tommy Tune to Perform at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

Broadway's legendary song and dance man Tommy Tune hits the stage showcasing his latest performance 'Taps, Tunes & Tall Tales' at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Saturday, August 31 at 8:30pm. Tickets are $35 - $75 and can be purchased online at www.whbpac.org. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes with SHREK THE MUSICAL on CBS Chicago
by Stage Tube - Aug 13, 2013

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents Shrek The Musical, the Theater's annual summer family musical, directed and choreographed by Rachel Rockwell with music direction by Michael Mahler, July 13-September 1, 2013 in CST's Courtyard Theater. Based on the Academy Award-winning DreamWorks film and the book by William Steig, CST's 75-minute production of Shrek The Musical will take audiences on an unconventional fairy-tale adventure with everyone's favorite ogre. The production features two Jeff Award-winning actors: Michael Aaron Lindner as the lovable ogre Shrek and Summer Naomi Smart in her CST debut as the spunky Princess Fiona. In support of Mayor Emanuel's Summer of Learning Program, special activities will be offered in conjunction with Shrek The Musical for students to earn a "Bard Badge." (more...)

Historic $900 Million Green Build Expansion Opens at San Diego International Airport
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 13, 2013 - The Green Build expansion at San Diego International Airport opened to passengers today, marking the completion of the largest project in the airport's history. The Green Build was completed on schedule and is expected to be $45 million under budget. (more...)

Broadway Cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf to Play 54 Below with Jessica Molaskey & Mary Beth Peil, 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

On August 18th at 9:30, Broadway cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf will bring a thrilling evening of music to 54 Below, featuring veteran Broadway stars; renown jazz vocalist, Jessica Molaskey (Sunday in the Park with George, Parade, Tommy) and star of CBS's The Good Wife, Mary Beth Peil (Follies, Sunday in the Park with George, Nine, The King and I.) (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at John Herrera, Harriett D. Foy, Lilli Cooper and More in Highlights of Goodspeed's LMNOP
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 13, 2013

Goodspeed Musicals has announced the cast of LMNOP, an edgy new musical about an island whose citizens begin to lose their freedoms one letter at a time. The musical will run from July 25 to August 18 at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. ­- Goodspeed's home for developing fresh, innovative, and original new musicals. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production highlights below! (more...)

Kentwood Players to Hold Auditions for IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY, 9/14-15
by Shari Barrett - Aug 13, 2013

Kentwood Players will hold auditions 'It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play' by Joe Landry on Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 11am-4pm and on Sunday, September 15 from 6-9pm with possible callbacks on Monday, September 16 at 7pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue, Westchester, CA 90045. (more...)

Brooks Brothers Announces New Chief Marketing Officer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

Claudio Del Vecchio, Chairman & CEO, Brooks Brothers Group, Inc. announced that Vivien Kronengold has been named to the newly created position of Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer. Kronengold will be responsible for leading the company's global marketing strategy, and will oversee all areas of marketing communications, including: Brand advertising, creative, digital & social media, direct, visual merchandising, public relations and events. (more...)

Kenneth Cole, Perry Ellis And More Added to Catalog Spree
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

Catalog Spree, the personal digital mall that lets consumers browse, discover and shop their favorite retail brands, added lookbooks for Kenneth Cole, Original Penguin, Perry Ellis, Thomas Pink, and more to the men's section of its mobile shopping app. In addition to new brands, Catalog Spree also launched a series of themed, curated lookbooks such as 'Weekend Wear,' 'At the Office' and 'Activewear.' Each themed lookbook features multiple brands to help men shop as efficiently as possible without having to leave the house - or the couch! (more...)

HBO to Premiere BOARDWALK EMPIRE Season 4 9/8
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

The Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning drama series kicks off its 12-episode fourth season SUNDAY, SEPT. 8 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. (more...)

Pride Films and Plays Welcomes New Artistic Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

Pride Films and Plays announced today that David Leeper, James Nedrud, Robert Ollis, and Raphael Schwartzman had joined the company as New Artistic Ensemble Members. Learn more about each new member below. (more...)

Emma Center and Sean Hardin to Star in TUTS' XANADU; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

Grab your skates and sweatbands as Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT) takes you back to the 1980s for the Houston premiere of the hilarious roller skating musical Xanadu! Playing at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts September 13 - 14, 2013, Xanadu will feature an all-teen cast made entirely of local high school students who train at the professional and award-winning Humphreys School. (more...)

Marlene Ver Planck to Celebrate New CD at Trumpet's, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

Marlene Ver Planck sings a story the way the rest of us wishes we could tell one: with polish and panache, convincing listeners that each and every lyric is her own. She has backed-up Frank Sinatra and Mel Torme and has been out front of the Beneke, Miller and Dorsey orchestras, singing those stories like no one else. A long list of recordings documents her talent, many featuring the arrangements of her gifted late husband, Billy. Seven of his takes on Cy Coleman, some Harry Warren and Marlene's favorites from Ivan Lins, Paul Williams and Ronny White make up her new CD, Ballads...mostly (Audiophile). (more...)

Robin Thicke to Perform Free Show in NYC to Benefit LifeBeat, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

Robin Thicke is doing what he can to make sure he earns the fans votes for this year's MTV Video Music Awards. (more...)

BEATS ANTIQUE Reveal 'A Thousand Faces'; New Album & Live Performance Art Project
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

For A THOUSAND FACES–ACT 1, their seventh studio album due out October 15 via Beats Antique Records, BEATS ANTIQUE have taken another jump to an even higher, multi-dimensional art form (more...)

Fudgie Frottage & Drag Strip Productions Present 18th Annual San Francisco Drag King Contest, 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

Fudgie Frottage & Drag Strip Productions present the 18th Annual San Francisco Drag King Contest- The Biggest Drag King Competition in the World!! This "only in San Francisco" annual event is a sizzling summer night of swaggering cockitude exhibiting the Bay Area's renown cornucopia of Sex and Drag and Rock & Roll. The eagerly-awaited contest packs the proscenium with primping, preening and "packing" performers of all persuasions, eager to crown the 2013 SF Drag King atSpace 550 - 550 Barneveld Ave (SF 94124), Sat., August 17, 2013 - One Night Only!Doors open at 9:00 / Show at 10:00 pm. (more...)

Scoop: BODY OF PROOF on ABC - Tuesday, August 27, 2013
by - Aug 12, 2013

Get all the scoop on BODY OF PROOF, airing on ABC on Tuesday, August 27, 2013! (more...)

Global Sources to launch China Sourcing Fair: Mobile & Wireless in 2014 to meet growing industry demand
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

HONG KONG, Aug. 12, 2013 - To meet growing demand from buyers and suppliers, Global Sources (GSOL) will launch the China Sourcing Fair: Mobile & Wireless at Hong Kong's AsiaWorld-Expo in April 2014. (more...)

MCNC finishes $144 million Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ MCNC, the non-profit operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), today announced the completion of the second and final phase of the $144 million Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative (GLRBI). (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Lineups for INDIE NIGHT & ART OF THE REAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the selections for the upcoming popular monthlyIndie Night and Art of the Real series. Spotlighting the best and boldest new wave of independent cinema, Indie Night keeps with the Film Society's tradition of supporting and showcasing emerging filmmakers. September's selection is Daniel Patrick Carbone's HIDE YOUR SMILING FACES and in October Indie Night will feature a special retrospective screening and also welcome back director Alex Rivera for SLEEP DEALER, which premiered at the 2008 edition of New Directors/New Films. This week's previously announced August Indie Night showcases Mike Ott's PEARBLOSSOM HWY tomorrow, on Tuesday, August 13 at 8:00PM, with the director in attendance. (more...)

RANTOUL AND DIE and THE CHEATERS CLUB to Debut in 'Summer of The Amoralists', 6/5-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2013

The Amoralists present 'The Summer of The Amoralists' (June 5 - September 21), an unprecedentedly busy summer featuring two premieres and 12 consecutive weeks of performances. The productions are signature Amoralists: plays laced with morally ambiguous, complex characters that showcase the raw, heartfelt talent of The Amoralists' ensemble. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for LITTLE ME's First London Revival in 20 Years,Today-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2013

Full casting and creatives have been announced for LITTLE ME, with Music: Cy Coleman, Lyrics: Carolyn Leigh and Book: Neil Simon, in its first London revival in over 20 years. Meet the cast below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 8/11/2013
by BWW - Aug 11, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/11/2013 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 8/11/2013
by BWW - Aug 11, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/11/2013 for Madison (more...)

Singer, Actress and Broadway Star Eydie Gormé Dies at 84
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 10, 2013

Famed singer, actress and Broadway star Eydie Gormé has died at age 84. Spokesperson Howard Bragman said 'Legendary singer and performer Eydie Gorme passed away peacefully today at Sunrise Hospital following a brief illness. She was surrounded by her husband, son and other loved ones at the time of her death.' In his own statement, Steve Lawrence said: 'Eydie has been my partner on stage and in life for more than 55 years. I fell in love with her the moment I saw her and even more the first time I heard her sing. While my personal loss is unimaginable, the world has lost one of the greatest pop vocalists of all time.' (more...)

Lee J. Kaplan's BULLY Opens at Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre as Part of FringeNYC Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2013

As part of the New York International Fringe Festival, Lee J. Kaplan brings his powerful solo show BULLY to NYC at The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre(115 MacDougal Street, formerly The Players Theatre Loft) beginning today, August 10 to August 21. Inspired by entries in Lee's sixth-grade journal, in the multi-character play he returns to the scene of the crime for the fight of his life, calling to the ring those who subjected him to unrelenting bullying attacks. (more...)

Bruce Vilanch & Jerry Adler Lead RUBBLE at FringeNYC, Opening Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2013

EMMY Award-Winner Bruce Vilanch stars in RUBBLE, a new comedy by EMMY Award-Winning 'The Simpsons' writer, Mike Reiss. Broadway veteran and 'The Sopranos' star Jerry Adler also joins him in the show. RUBBLE is directed by James Valletti, and runs for five performances at The Players Theater, beginning today, August 10th and continuing on the 14th, 22nd, 24th, and 25th. (more...)

ALADDIN JR. Opens at CM Performing Arts Center Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2013

Aladdin, with the help of the Genie, tries to earn the love of a beautiful princess. In the heart of an enchanted city, a commoner named Aladdin and his mischievous monkey, Abu, battle to save the free-spirited Princess Jasmine. Aladdin's whole life changes with one rub of a magic lamp as a fun-loving, shape-shifting Genie appears and grants him three wishes, setting him on an incredible journey of discovery. Through his adventures, Aladdin proves that he is a prince where it truly matters most -- on the inside! (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions to Open THE BIBLE: THE COMPLETE WORD OF GOD (ABRIDGED), 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2013

Amphibian Stage Productions opens its third main stage production of the 2013 season, The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) by Adam Long, Reed Martin, and Austin Tichenor, next week at the company's home on South Main Street. Luke Longacre, Brandon J. Murphy, and Scott Zenreich star in this irreverent comedy, running Thursday, July 11 through Today, August 11. Jay Duffer directs the production. (more...)

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