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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!

BWW Review: TOMMY Brings Sound and Fury at Pittsburgh Playhouse
by Greg Kerestan - Oct 27, 2016

Director/choreographer Zeva Barzell stages a flashy and energetic show, despite not having the strongest material to work with. (more...)

BRIGHT STAR's Paul Alexander Nolan Will Take to the Courtroom as 'Billy Flynn' in CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago announced today that Paul Alexander Nolan will return to Broadway as 'Billy Flynn' beginning Monday, October 31 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

Tamara Tunie to Host TCG's 2016 Gala; BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE Will Perform
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the Master of Ceremonies, entertainment, and Gala Committee Members for their upcoming gala honoring playwright and actress Danai Gurira, producers Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey, and the Vilcek Foundation and Rick Kinsel. (more...)

Get into the Christmas Spirit with the West End on the Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The West End is coming to Bridge House Theatre this Christmas with the UK premiere of the festive musical Another Night Before Christmas. (more...)

Matt Doyle, Jarrod Spector, Kelli Barrett and More Set for 'BROADWAY'S BABIES' Benefit for Children of India
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Join some of Broadway and TV's finest on Monday, November 21st at 7:30pm at The Cutting Room for the second performance of a new concert series created to help raise awareness and money for the children of the Shanti Bhavan Children's Project, produced by Kate Pfaffl (War Horse) and Ben Houghton (American Ballet Theater), with special guest host Natalie Joy Johnson (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde). (more...)

TENORS OF ROCK Bring an All-New Concert Experience to Harrah's Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Get ready to rock like never before with an all-new, redefined concert experience that transcends generations. Beginning this winter, TENORS OF ROCK are bringing reimagined versions of some of the most beloved rock anthems and biggest songs of all-time to life in a fresh twist on the traditional rock show at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. (more...)

DeWayne 'Prince Syc' Turrentine - 'Surviving' - Nominated for 2016 IFP Gotham Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016


Learn About America's Jet Pilot Aircraft in New Book 'TRAINING THE RIGHT STUFF'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. has announced the release of Training the Right Stuff: The Aircraft that Produced America's Jet Pilots by Mark Frankel and Tommy H. Thomason. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters & More Celebrate SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at New York City Center Gala
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Oct 25, 2016

Just last night, New York City Center presented Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George, which will run through October 26. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the gala performance and you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet below! (more...)

Presentato oggi alla 'Casa Argentina' di Roma il Musical 'Evita'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Presentato oggi alla 'Casa Argentina' di Roma (Sede Culturale Ambasciata Argentina in Italia) il Musical  'Evita' con Malika Ayane, regia di Massimo Romeo Piparo. (more...)

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Hottest Articles on 10/18/2016 - 10/25/2016. (more...)

BWW Review: THE NIGHT ALIVE at Quotidian Theatre Company
by Jenny Minich - Oct 25, 2016

I walked into The Writer's Center last Saturday cold and unfamiliar with the works of THE NIGHT ALIVE playwright Conor McPherson or Quotidian Theatre Company. Walking out, I was a happier person. (more...)

Scoop: PITCH on FOX - Thursday, October 27, 2016
by - Oct 24, 2016

Get all the scoop on PITCH, airing on FOX on Thursday, October 27, 2016! (more...)

TRICK OR TREAT: A Halloween Cabaret presented by Three Rivers Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Trick or Treat...Join Three Rivers Music Theatre for a spooky night of the most evil and villainous songs, scenes, and dances from theatre, film, and beyond. A perfect Halloween treat for the whole family! (more...)

BLOOD is Back at The Complez this Halloween!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Glenne Headly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dick Tracy, Mr. Holland's Opus), James Kyson (NBC's Heroes, voted one of "Hollywood's 25 Hottest" by TV Guide), Michael Yama (Betty White's Off Their Rockers) andRob Yang (The Americans, Twisted) join the cast when The Garage re-opens its acclaimed world premiere production of BLOOD. Written and directed by Obie and New York Outer Critics Circle Award-winner/ DGA Award, two-time Golden Globe and five-time Emmy Award nominee Robert Allan Ackerman, BLOOD returns to the The Complex in Hollywood beginning Oct. 28. (more...)

Playshop Playhouse Premieres New Musical 'Always Upon a Time,' 10/29
by Emmanuel Evan Alba - Oct 24, 2016

Talent and youth best describes the cast of Playshop Playhouse's upcoming production, "Always Upon a Time," a new musical tailor-made for the whole family. (more...)

Chloe Dirksen to Lead Bay Street Theater's THE SCARLET LETTER; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts have announced the eighth year of the Literature Live! program. This year's Literature Live! presents THE SCARLET LETTER adapted for the stage by Scott Eck and Joe Minutillo from the American classic novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne. (more...)

In the Wings Promotions presents HAIR – The Original Tribal Love-Rock Musical at the MainLine Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

In the Wings Promotions is proud to present HAIR - The Original Tribal Love-Rock Musical, directed and choreographed by META winner Nadia Verrucci with Music Direction by META nominee Ian Baird. HAIR features book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado with music by Galt MacDermot. HAIR runs November 23-26, 2016 at the MainLine Theatre in Montreal. (more...)

Arizona Musicfest Presents The Midtown Men, The Original Cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS on Election Eve
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Arizona Musicfest will present The Midtown Men, The Original Cast of Broadway's Jersey Boys, who The New York Times described as having "the air of the Rat Pack, Motown and a nightclub act all rolled into one," on Monday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Road in Scottsdale.  (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL's Rayvon Owen Signs on for Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The entertainment line-up for PFP's Simply Sensational Benefit gets more and more sensational each day, with American Idol's Rayvon Owen joining in. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bryan Cranston Attends Final Performance of THE BARDY BUNCH in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

After a successful run at the Mercury Theatre, The Bardy Bunch: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady closed their doors on Sunday, October 23 to an excited crowd that included Bryan Cranston, the Emmy-winning actor best known for his role in Breaking Bad. 'I loved the show! A really fun, foot-tapping time in the theater,' said Cranston. Scroll down for photos of the cast and creative team posing outside the theater with the Oscar-nominated actor! (more...)

Kate Wetherhead to Host NAMT's SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE; Cabaret Lineup Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced this year's line-up for the SONGWRITERS CABARET and SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE hosted by Drama Desk Nominee Kate Wetherhead, which are part of the 28th annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lainie Kazan Plays The Iridium
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 23, 2016

A few feet away from the stage of the Winter Garden where Lainie Kazan played a Ziegfeld showgirl and understudied Barbra Streisand in 'Funny Girl', a celebrity filled audience and devoted fans got to see Lainie appear on the legendary Iridium nightclub's  stage.    (more...)

Alibaba Group's Tmall Launches Fashion Extravaganza, Cements Its Position as China's Leading Trend-defining Community
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016


The Maltz Jupiter to Present THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

For more than sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has held private weekly meetings with each Prime Minister, from Churchill to Cameron. In these intimate and sometimes explosive conversations, we see glimpses of the woman who wears the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Go behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II for the audience in Peter Morgan's riveting new play that swept Broadway last season. Sponsored by the John McDonald Company. Learn More (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Mark Ballas Shares Warm-Up Video of SHERRY
by Stage Tube - Oct 22, 2016

On the heels of his debut on the Great White Way, Mark Ballas took to Facebook to share a video of himself and his co-stars warming up with an acoustic version of the famous Four Seasons tune, 'Sherry.' Check out the video below! (more...)

The Ricardo Montalbán Theatre Presents PROXIMA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Ricardo Montalban Theatre, Hollywood & Vine's classic theater reborn for a new era of performing arts, is proud to present PROXIMA, the new show by globally recognized, Japanese-based visual/dance ensemble enra. Experts in martial arts, ballet, rhythmic gymnastics, acrobatics, contemporary dance, juggling and circus arts, enra defies conventions of space, time, gravity, and physics, through seamless synchronization of digital projection and physical movement. As part of a North American tour, The Montalban brings enra's new PROXIMA show to LA for three nights: Friday, October 21 and Saturday October 22 at 8:00pm and on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 5:00pm. Tickets cost $49.00. The Montalban is located at 1615 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028. For tickets, call 323-461-6999 or visit To learn more about enra and their new production, please visit (more...)

Ben Vereen & Charl Brown at 'AFTER HOURS' and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for October 24-30, featuring Kurt Elling, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella with Special Guests Ben Vereen and Charl Brown, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, and more! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company from A BRONX TALE on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Oct 21, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL begins previews Thursday, November 3 and open Thursday, December 1 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). (more...)

brooklynONE Productions Celebrates 10 Years of Performing Arts with Fundraiser Event.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

brooklynONE productions (bkONE) presents And Away We Go: A 10 Year Anniversary Fundraiser. Founded in 2006 by Tom Kane and Anthony Marino, brooklynONE has been producing bold, original, experimental and artistic content in Brooklyn and beyond. Focusing on a strong collaboration with playwrights, actors, musicians and filmmakers, brooklynONE productions, Inc. has carved out a unique niche in the world of NYC Performing Arts Companies. (more...)

Imagination Stage Hits Home Run in Second Year of 'Learning through Theatre DC'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Imagination Stage celebrates the continued success of Learning through Theatre DC, a partnership designed specifically for third grade DC Public and DC Public Charter schools. Learning through Theatre DC enhances student learning through an impactful, interactive program, which integrates elements of live theatre into existing school curriculum to transform STEM into STEAM and draw connections to students' lives. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Skylight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Skylight Music Theatre announced the full 22-member cast for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical La Cage Aux Folles (The Birdcage), running November 18 through December 23 in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

WICKED Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for Winter Run at Dr. Phillips Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Broadway's biggest blockbuster returns to Orlando this winter. Wicked will fly into Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts's Walt Disney Theater from January 11 - 29, 2017. Tickets are on sale to the general public tomorrow, Friday, October 21, 2016 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Longy and Boston Opera Collaborative to Present 2nd Annual OPERA BITES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

On November 11-13, Longy School of Music of Bard College and Boston Opera Collaborative will team up again for "Opera Bites" - a weekend of opera and revelry in a cabaret-style setting, featuring eight short works - including the world premieres of six new commissions. (more...)

Photo Flash: BABES IN TOYLAND at the Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

With their friends in trouble, the fairytale characters of Toyland are preparing for battle.  M&M Stage Productions presents the charming holiday musical "Babes in Toyland" at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre in November.  Dates and show times for this family classic are Fridays, Nov. 18 and 25 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Nov. 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Nov. 20 and 27 at 2 p.m. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Nov. 18. (more...)

BWW Interview: Monica Piper Chats Bringing NOT THAT JEWISH to NYC, Turning Her Stories into a Play and More
by Nora Dominick - Oct 20, 2016

Just ahead of her first preview off-Broadway, BroadwayWorld sat down to chat with the multi-talented comedian and writer Monica Piper to discuss her one-woman show NOT THAT JEWISH. (more...)

Glasgow Opera Club to Present FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The Glasgow Light Opera Club (GLOC) is proud to present its production of the much-loved Fiddler on the Roof at the King's Theatre from Tuesday 1-Saturday 5 November. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for PARTY PEOPLE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

PARTY PEOPLE, the new show by UNIVERSES, is developed and directed by Liesl Tommy, with music by UNIVERSIS and Broken Chord, and choreography by Millicent Johnnie. The show begins previews on Tuesday, November 1, at The Public Theater and has been extended through Sunday, December 11, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 15. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

First Look - Sneak Peek & Poster Art from MARVEL'S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAZY VOL. 2
by Movies News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Director James Gunn just debuted the first poster from Marvel Studios' GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY  VOL. 2 on his Facebook page. The film is slated to hit U.S. theaters on May 5, 2017. (more...)

Corey Cott, Nicholas Christopher, Samantha Massell and More Sign on for NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the full cast for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Photo Coverage: He's Too Good to Be True... Mark Ballas Takes First Broadway Bows in JERSEY BOYS!
by Walter McBride - Oct 19, 2016

The Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical Jersey Boys just welcomed 'Dancing with the Stars' superstar Mark Ballas, who made his Broadway debut last night in the iconic role of 'Frankie Valli.' He is joined by fellow new cast members Nicolas Dromard and Drew Seeley in the roles of Tommy DeVito and Bob Gaudio (respectively), as well as Matt Bogart as Nick Massi. Check out photos from the big night below!  (more...)

Richard Kind, Alex Brightman and More Slated for ASSISTED LOVING Reading at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

ASSISTED LOVING: A SPECIAL READING BASED ON THE MEMOIR BY BOB MORRIS is among the theater events coming up this November and December at 92Y.  Featuring Richard Kind, Alex Brightman, Alix Korey and Quinn Mattfield, the reading will be directed by Gordon Greenberg and will be held on Monday, November 7 at 8 pm (free - registration required). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DANCING WITH THE STARS' Mark Ballas as 'Frankie Valli' in JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical Jersey Boys welcomes 'Dancing with the Stars' superstar Mark Ballas in his Broadway debut tonight in the iconic role of 'Frankie Valli.' He is joined by fellow new cast members Nicolas Dromard and Drew Seeley in the roles of Tommy DeVito and Bob Gaudio (respectively), as well as Matt Bogart as Nick Massi. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the new stars in action below! (more...)

QVC Strides Towards A Cure, One Stylish Step At A Time
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016


Luba Mason to Headline Europe's Bratislava Jazz Festival This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Recording artist and Broadway actress Luba Mason (Chicago, Jekyll & Hyde, over half a dozen Broadway shows) is set to headline the final night of the Bratislava Jazz Days Festival in Slovakia, performing on Sunday, October 23 at 8:30pm. Held annually since 1975 on the riverbank of the Danube, this popular international festival hosts performers and composers from Europe and the United States. (more...)

Theatre Exile Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Season with GUARDS AT THE TAJ by Rajiv Joseph
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Following 13 Barrymore nominations and a sold-out run for Tommy and Me, Theatre Exile continues their 20th Anniversary Season with the Philadelphia premiere of Guards at the Taj by playwright Rajiv Joseph. Based on dark myths surrounding the building of the Taj Mahal, this bold and surprising comedy is the story of two hapless guards that ultimately learn the ugly truth about one of the most beautiful wonders of the world. When asked to perform an unthinkable task, the pair struggle between loyalty, friendship and staying true to one's self. (more...)

Mobile Electronics show opens today with 2,600 booths showcasing latest mobile gadgets and accessories
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016


Scoop: SECRETS AND LIES on ABC - Sunday, November 6, 2016
by - Oct 17, 2016

Get all the scoop on SECRETS AND LIES, airing on ABC on Sunday, November 6, 2016! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tommy Tune, Lucie Arnaz, Bob Costas and More Visit CAGNEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Not even five and half feet tall, James Cagney's oversized talent catapulted him from scrappy Irish kid on the streets of New York to Hollywood legend on "the top of the world." A Vaudeville hoofer turned actor, Cagney made a splash on Broadway before Hollywood called and made him one of the Silver Screen's most iconic tough guys in legendary films including The Public Enemy, The G Men and White Heat.  But it was his turn as song and dance man George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy that earned him the Academy Award and forever cemented his place as one of America's most beloved movie legends alongside the likes of Clark Gable, Charlie Chaplin, Marlon Brando, Jimmy Stewart and Fred Astaire. Now his off-Broadway debut is being visited by some of the biggest names in theatre. Check out some shots of the exciting backstage visitors that have been turning up at Cagney the Musical. (more...)

BWW Review: Splendid Cast Is the Reason to See SPINDLE CITY
by Don Grigware - Oct 17, 2016

I have heard this little double couplet poem since childhood, and have always been terrified by it, so, if I see a story depicted about accused murderess Lizzie Borden of Fall River, Massachusetts, I expect two people to end up corpses, her stepmother and her father. In the new musical by Katrina Wood Spindle City: The Lizzie Borden Musical, now playing at the Secret Rose Theatre, only her father's murder is enacted. But... Lizzie loved her father, in spite of his intolerable business tactics, and... despised her money-hungry stepmother. Does this omission of her murder from the retelling of the infamous story make any sense? Hardly. But that's just one of the problems plaguing this uneven musical at the Secret Rose through November 5. (more...)

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