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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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Scoop: BODY OF PROOF on ABC - Today, February 19, 2013
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Scoop: VEGAS on CBS - Today, February 19, 2013
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Get all the scoop on VEGAS, airing on CBS today, February 19, 2013! (more...)

The Second City's LAUGHING MATTERS Tour Returns to La Jolla Playhouse, 3/20-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2013

La Jolla Playhouse will bring back the hilarious The Second City for a return engagement March 20 - 23, 2013 in the Playhouse's specially-designed cabaret-style performance space in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. Created by the Playhouse's scene shop artisans for the theatre's 2011, 2012 and 2013 Galas, this unique cabaret-style venue features a 1920s 'supper club' atmosphere, with multi-level platforms and custom banquettes. Performances will take place Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm. (more...)

BODY OF PROOF Cast Set for Live Twitter Chat Tonight on ABC
by TV News Desk - Feb 19, 2013

Fans of ABC's favorite returning drama, "Body of Proof," will be able to submit questions and receive real-time responses on Twitter from Jeri Ryan, Dana Delany and Mark Valley during the east coast broadcast of the show TONIGHT, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) (more...)

Geoffrey Rush, Lisa McCune and More Nominated for Australia's 30th Annual Green Room Awards; Ceremony Set for May 6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2013

What do Geoffrey Rush, Lisa McCune, Bob Downe, Silvie Paladino, Colin Friels Tony Bartuccio, Chunky Move, John Bell, Richard Gill, Neil Armfield, Chambermade, Bangarra, MKA, Simon Stone, Pamela Rabe, Todd McKenney all have in common? They've all received nominations for the 30th Annual Green Room Awards. (more...)

Darrian Ford: The Cooke Book Comes to Milwaukee, 3/22-24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2013

The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts will present Darrian Ford-- The Cooke Book - The Music of Sam Cooke, to play at the Marcus Center's Vogel Hall for four performances only on Friday, March 22 at 8:00 pm, Saturday, March 23 at 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm and Sunday, March 24 at 2:00 pm. Tickets go on sale this Sunday, February 24 at 12:00 pm at the Marcus Center Box Office at 929 North Water Street, Downtown Milwaukee, by phone at 414-273-7206, online at MarcusCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com. Groups 10 or more SAVE! by calling Group Sales at 414-273-7121 ext. 210. (more...)

WICKED Returns to Chicago, Beginning 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2013

Broadway In Chicago has announced that WICKED will return to Chicago in celebration of its 10th anniversary on Broadway and play the Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph) for a limited eight-week engagement, Oct. 30 to Dec. 21, 2013. (more...)

2013 Independent Reviewers of New England Award Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2013

2013 IRNE Nominations have been announced, as updated on the organization's Facebook page today, February 18, 2013. As of yet, no April date has been set for the awards ceremony. Scroll below for the full list of nominations! (more...)

New Book Inspires Children by Tackling the Tough Topics
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2013

Some children have questions they are too scared to ask. Some adults are too afraid to address worse case scenarios. Cindy Amar gets families talking in her new children's book, "Tommy's Discovery." (more...)

Resonance Records to Release Tommy Flanagan/Jaki Byard Duet Album, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2013

Two titans of jazz piano are captured in flight on the new Resonance Records album, 'Tommy Flanagan/Jaki Byard: The Magic of 2.' Scheduled for April 9 release as a CD with 24-page booklet, a digital download with digital booklet, and a deluxe limited edition 2-LP set, 'The Magic of 2' presents a 1980 concert recorded at San Francisco's celebrated Keystone Korner and the second entry in Resonance's Keystone Discoveries series. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Raleigh - Week of 2/17/2013
by BWW - Feb 17, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/17/2013 for Raleigh (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Feb 16, Part 2 - NEWSIES Take Over, CINDERELLA's Manly Tattoos and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2013

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our February 16th SIP round-up. Yesterday evening's photos featured more photo bombs from the NEWSIES (The Sound of Music, Tangled, Mrs. Doubtfire, Sex in the City and more), a last SIP from NEWSIES' Mike Faist, and images from ONCE, FLASHDANCE, CINDERELLA, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, MARY POPPINS in Mexico, and regional productions of CAROUSEL, [title of show], NEXT TO NORMAL and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Roger Bart, Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph and More in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY at SF Sketchfest
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2013

The Drama Desk Award-winning Celebrity Autobiography performed in San Francisco on February 9 and 10 at Marines' Memorial Theatre as part of SF Sketchfest. For the show's fifth visit to SF Sketchfest, co-creators Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel were joined by Maria Bamford (Comedians of Comedy) (Sunday only), Roger Bart ('Desperate Housewives'), Jennifer Coolidge (Best in Show) (Saturday only), Rachel Dratch ('Saturday Night Live'), Janeane Garafalo ('The Ben Stiller Show'), Andy Kindler (Sunday only), Laraine Newman ('Saturday Night Live'), Maya Rudolph ('Up All Night') (Saturday only) and Fred Willard (Waiting For Guffman). (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Present KING LEAR, 1/18-2/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2013

Dallas Theater Center will conclude its four-year Shakespeare cycle with one of the playwright's greatest tragedies King Lear, a co-production with Trinity Repertory Company and directed by DTC artistic director Kevin Moriarty. King Lear opens for previews on Friday, January 18 and runs through Sunday, February 18. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 2/17/2013
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Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/17/2013 for Dallas (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 2/17/2013
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Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/17/2013 for Los Angeles (more...)

Holly Hunter Stars in The Flea's THE VANDAL World Premiere, 1/18-2/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2013

The Flea Theater presents the World Premiere of THE VANDAL by Hamish Linklater. The play will star Holly Hunter, Zach Grenier and Noah Robbins, with direction by Jim Simpson, The Flea's founder and Artistic Director. This limited Off-Broadway engagement begins previews January 18 with opening slated for January 31. (more...)

MY MOM IS TRYING TO RUIN MY LIFE World Premiere Set for Workshop Theater, Now thru 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2013

WORKSHOP THEATER COMPANY in conjunction with JEM THEATRICALS is presenting the world premiere production of MY MOM IS TRYING TO RUIN MY LIFE, a new family musical comedy. The musical, with book by Kate Feiffer and MJ Bruder Munafo, music by Paul Jacobs, lyrics by Sarah Durkee, is based on the acclaimed picture book MY MOM IS TRYING TO RUIN MY LIFE, by Kate Feiffer with illustrations by Diane Goode (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books). The musical will be directed by Debbi Katz and choreographed by Danyelle Demchock of the Young Performers Dance Academy. MY MOM IS TRYING TO RUIN MY LIFE will play a four-week limited engagement at the WorkShop Theater (312 West 36th Street). Performances begin today, February 16 at 12 pm and continue through Sunday, March 10 at 3 pm. Press are invited to all performances. (more...)

SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody to Play STG's Moore Theatre, 2/13-17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2013

SPANK! takes place at the historic Moore Theatre, February 13-17, 2013. (more...)

The Flea Theater to Present Tommy Smiths' NECTARINE EP, 2/8-17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2013

The Flea goes audio with the upcoming workshop production of Tommy Smith's NECTARINE EP. A sonic reverberation of Homer's The Odyssey - filtered through the lens of downtown artist Tommy Smith - the audio-fueled 'extended play', NECTARINE EP, de-stimulates the audience's perception through visual and auditory manipulation. This experimental production is both written and directed by Tommy Smith and features The Bats, the resident acting company at The Flea. (PLEASE NOTE: This production is not open for review.) (more...)

Photo Flash: SIPS, Feb 16 - NEWSIES Photobomb Extravaganza & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2013

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up. Today's photos feature a slew of photo bombs (Homeland, Django Unchained, The Heiress, Jurassic Park, Downton Abbey and more!) using NEWSIES' new 'Photo Booth' app, THE BOOK OF MORMON's intermission snack, a water break for the ladies of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, a 'sensible boob shot' from the stars of ROCK OF AGES, a goodbye to Aaron Carter at THE FANTASTICKS off-Broadway, and photos from the West End's TOP HAT, plus SPIDER-MAN, MARY POPPINS, JERSEY BOYS, BUNNICULA, FANCY NANCY, FLASHDANCE, WEST SIDE STORY and many more! (more...)

BWW Review: LEGALLY DEAD: Certifiably Funny
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 16, 2013

Boston Playwrights' Theatre final new play of the season is Dan Hunter's LEGALLY DEAD, a dark comedy about a dysfunctional family deciding how to deal with its missing Dad. The wacky, scary characters are immensely entertaining, but you wouldn't want them on your family tree. (more...)

Capitol Steps, PIRATES OF PENZANCE & Loretta Swit Set for Poway Center's 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2013

Michael Rennie, Executive Director of the Poway Center for the Performing Arts Foundation has announced four new shows to be added to the 2012/2013 Professional Performance Season. (more...)

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma to Launch 50th Season with SOME ENCHANTED EVENING, 1/30-2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2013

Combining the musical magic of Rodgers & Hammerstein, an elegant performance space and some of Oklahoma City's all-time favorite performers, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma will celebrate 50 years with SOME ENCHANTED EVENING at the Plaza Theatre, January 30 through February 16. (more...)

Scoop: GRAVITY FALLS on Disney Channel - Today, February 15, 2013
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Get all the scoop on GRAVITY FALLS, airing on Disney Channel today, February 15, 2013! (more...)

MY MOM IS TRYING TO RUIN MY LIFE Begins 2/16 at WorkShop Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2013

WORKSHOP THEATER COMPANY in conjunction with JEM THEATRICALS is presenting the New York premiere production of MY MOM IS TRYING TO RUIN MY LIFE, a new family musical comedy. The musical, with book by Kate Feiffer and MJ Bruder Munafo, music by Paul Jacobs, lyrics by Sarah Durkee, is based on the acclaimed picture book MY MOM IS TRYING TO RUIN MY LIFE, by Kate Feiffer with illustrations by Diane Goode (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books). The musical will be directed by Debbi Katz and choreographed by Danyelle Demchock of the Young Performers Dance Academy. MY MOM IS TRYING TO RUIN MY LIFE will play a four-week limited engagement at the WorkShop Theater (312 West 36th Street). Performances begin Today, February 16 at 12 pm and continue through Sunday, March 10 at 3 pm. Press are invited to all performances (more...)

Scoop: ELEMENTARY on CBS - Thursday, February 21, 2013
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Get all the scoop on ELEMENTARY, airing on CBS on Thursday, February 21, 2013! (more...)

BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY to Open at Sierra Rep, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2013

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, live theatre's wildly popular rock 'n' roll musical, is about to explode onto Sierra Repertory Theatre's East Sonora stage. (more...)

Scoop: BODY OF PROOF on ABC - Tuesday, March 5, 2013
by TV Scoop - Feb 15, 2013

Get all the scoop on BODY OF PROOF, airing on ABC on Tuesday, March 5, 2013! (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse to Present Interactive Piece ACCOMPLICE: SAN DIEGO, 3/26-4/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2013

La Jolla Playhouse announces the next presentation in its acclaimed Without Walls (WoW) series, ACCOMPLICE: SAN DIEGO, written by Tom Salamon and Betsy Salamon-Sufott and directed by Tom Salamon. Part game, part theatre and using the city as its stage, this exciting interactive experience will take place in San Diego's Little Italy district, March 26 - April 14, 2013. (more...)

CBS's THE TALK to Spoof Network's Hottest Shows in Primetime
by TV News Desk - Feb 15, 2013

THE TALK goes primetime when hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler put their acting skills to the test as they team up with some of CBS's biggest stars in a week-long event spoofing the Network's hit 10:00 PM lineup. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 5th Avenue's MUSIC MAN High On Energy But Low On Chemistry
by Jay Irwin - Feb 15, 2013

Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man" may be about a con man but at its heart it's a love story. A love story about a man who's willing to give up his duplicitous ways so he can be with the one woman who sees through his lies. And it's because this is a love story that it's such a shame that the current production at the 5th Avenue Theatre is lacking in love. Luckily what the production lacks in some areas it makes up for in the energy, comedy and fun surrounding it. (more...)

BWW TV: On The Scene with Carson Kressley at His NEWSICAL Opening Night!
by Randy Rainbow - Feb 14, 2013

Emmy-winning television star Carson Kressley joined the cast of off Broadway's NEWSical The Musical on February 11. NEWSical The Musical is the forever changing, completely un-sanitized musical mockery of all the news that's fit to spoof. From the looming fiscal cliff crisis to the pope opening a Twitter account to Honey Boo Boo, NEWSicalThe Musical sets all of today's biggest pop culture headlines to song. Kressley is the latest star to grace the NEWSical The Musical stage. BroadwayWorld's very own Randy Rainbow was there for the festivities and you can check out interviews with the guests and Kressley himself below! (more...)

Matt Bogart and Jessica Burrows to Star in American Theater Group's HIMSELF AND NORA, 4/24-5/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2013

On April 24, American Theater Group, New Jersey's newest professional theater company, will present, direct from its success at the 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival, Jonathan Brielle's new musical Himself and Nora at its new home, Hamilton Stage in Rahway, New Jersey. (more...)

Photo Coverage: John Lloyd Young Plays Cafe Carlyle!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 14, 2013

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel welcomes Tony Award-Winner John Lloyd Young for his Cafe Carlyle debut where he will perform his program 'My Turn.' Mr. Young opens at the Cafe Carlyle through February 23rd where he will be joined by GLEE music producer Tommy Faragher as his music director with a seven piece band including Mr. Faragher on piano/keyboards, John Putnam on guitar, Paul Socolow on bass, Eric Kalb on drums, Goke Erem on violin, Eddy Malave on viola, and Leigh Stuart on Cello. BroadwayWorld was there for his concert and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

BWW TV: EMPEROR Trailer Released!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 14, 2013

A gripping tale of love and honor forged between fierce enemies of war, EMPEROR tells the story, inspired by true events, of the bold and secret moves that won the peace in the shadows of post-war Japan. Starring Academy Award-winner Tommy Lee Jones, Matthew Fox, and newcomer Eriko Hatsune, EMPEROR brings to life the American occupation of Japan in the perilous and unpredictable days just after Emperor Hirohito's World War II surrender. As General Douglas MacArthur (Jones) suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation, he assigns an expert in Japanese culture, General Bonner Fellers (Fox), to covertly investigate the looming question hanging over the country: should the Japanese Emperor, worshiped by his people but accused of war crimes, be punished or saved? (more...)

The Flea Extends Tommy Smith's NECTARINE EP thru Feb 24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2013

The Flea has gone audio with the production of Tommy Smith's NECTARINE EP, which has just been extended through February 24. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Joseph Gordon-Levitt Guests on SESAME STREET
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2013

Joseph Gordon-Levitt will appear on an upcoming episode of PBS's long-running children's series SESAME STREET. The actor will join Sesame Street resident 'Murray' in a segment which teaches kids the meaning of the word 'reinforce.' Check out the appearance below! (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with John Lloyd Young at His Cafe Carlyle Debut - Plus Concert Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 13, 2013

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for his debut where he chatted with Young about his concert, his return to JERSEY BOYS and more. Check out what he had to say and watch concert highlights below! (more...)

SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody Premieres in Columbus, 3/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2013

SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody comes to the Southern Theatre (21 E. Main St.) on Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, at 8pm daily. Tickets are $35.75-$45.75 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000. The show is produced by Mills Entertainment. (more...)

SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody Plays STG's Moore Theatre, Now thru 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2013

SPANK! takes place at the historic Moore Theatre, tonight, February 13-17, 2013. (more...)

Photo Coverage: John Lloyd Young Brings MY TURN to Cafe Carlyle
by Walter McBride - Feb 13, 2013

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel welcomes Tony Award-Winner John Lloyd Young for his Cafe Carlyle debut where he will perform his program 'My Turn.' Mr. Young opens at the Cafe Carlyle through February 23rd where he will be joined by GLEE music producer Tommy Faragher as his music director with a seven piece band including Mr. Faragher on piano/keyboards, John Putnam on guitar, Paul Socolow on bass, Eric Kalb on drums, Goke Erem on violin, Eddy Malave on viola, and Leigh Stuart on Cello. BroadwayWorld was there for his opening night performance and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Scoop: ARROW on THE CW - Wednesday, March 6, 2013
by TV Scoop - Feb 13, 2013

Get all the scoop on ARROW, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, March 6, 2013! (more...)

New Rock Supergroup SOMETHING UNTO NOTHING (S.U.N.) Releases Debut Album
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2013

New rock supergroup SOMETHING UNTO NOTHING (S.U.N.) has physically released their debut full-length self-titled album (more...)

WICKED Will Offer Lottery at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2013

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre with performances from February 20-March 10. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. (more...)

JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN Extends Again at Don't Tell Mama thru March 2013
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2013

'Judy and Liza Together Again', starring internationally acclaimed entertainers Rick Skye and Tommy Femia, named 'BEST DUO' in 2012 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...)

Safilo Signs Licensing Agreement with Bobbi Brown for Eyewear
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2013

Safilo Group, worldwide leader in the premium eyewear sector, and Bobbi Brown, the iconic cosmetics company owned by Estee Lauder and founded by the world renowned makeup artist and entrepreneur Bobbi Brown, announced their worldwide licensing agreement for the design, manufacture and distribution of optical frames and sunglass collections. (more...)

REAL HOUSEWIVES Star Dina Manzo to Lead New Docu Reality Series
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2013

Looks like reality TV fans have not seen the last of former REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY star Dina Manzo. According to Deadline.com, Manzo has signed on to star in a new docu-reality series which will be produced by Today show weatherman Al Roker and his Al Roker Entertainment company. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Carson Kressley Joins Cast of NEWSICAL!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Feb 12, 2013

Emmy-winning television star Carson Kressley joinED the cast of off Broadway's NEWSical The Musical last night, February 11. NEWSical The Musical is the forever changing, completely un-sanitized musical mockery of all the news that's fit to spoof. From the looming fiscal cliff crisis to the pope opening a Twitter account to Honey Boo Boo, NEWSicalThe Musical sets all of today's biggest pop culture headlines to song. Kressley is the latest star to grace the NEWSical The Musical stage. BroadwayWorld was there for his opening night and you can check out photos from the theatre arrivals below! (more...)

bergenPAC Presents Bonzo's Birthday Bash, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2013

Bergen Performing Arts Center in located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood New Jersey presents Bonzo's Birthday Bash! A Tribute Concert to John Henry Bonham of Led Zeppelin Saturday June 1, 2103 at 8PM! Buy tickets Friday, February 15th at 11AM at Ticketmaster.com or bergenPAC's Box Office at 201 227 - 1030. (more...)

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