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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!


Scoop: MASTERS OF ILLUSION on THE CW - Friday, July 22, 2016
by - Jun 30, 2016

Get all the scoop on MASTERS OF ILLUSION, airing on THE CW on Friday, July 22, 2016! (more...)

Tony Yazbeck, Big Band 10 Year Celebration & More Set for Birdland, Week of 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for July 11-17, featuring Birdland Big Band Celebrates 10 Years at Birdland!, Tony Yazbeck, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Tim Rice's FROM HERE TO ETERNITY at Finger Lakes
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 30, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival proudly produces the North American premiere of Tim Rice's new musical, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. Performances opened last night, June 29, and will run through July 20 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Tony Danza, Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

This July, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Tony Winner Faith Prince, Kerry Butler & More Join Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

The Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival has added a collection of star Broadway performers to their opening concert. Broadway and West End veteran Alton Fitzgerald White (The Lion King, The Who's Tommy), Tony Award winner Faith Prince (Guys and Dolls, Disaster!), Tony Nominee Kerry Butler (Xanadu, Disaster!), and Drama Desk nominee Daniel Reichard (Jersey Boys) will give an inside look into their journey from the audition room all the way to opening night of the Broadway show that put them on the map. These four performers will be backed by a 16-piece Broadway orchestra. (more...)

BWW Preview: Mixing it Up at #NAF16
by David Fick - Jun 30, 2016

Variety is the spice of life on the National Lottery Fringe, with anything and everything on offer for audiences. In this third and final National Arts Festival preview column, I'll be looking at three diverse productions that I managed to see on various platforms before this year's festival, which should offer something for everyone, whether you're looking for stand-up comedy, family fare or magical illusions. (more...)

Scoop: MASTERS OF ILLUSION on THE CW - Friday, July 22, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 29, 2016

Get all the scoop on MASTERS OF ILLUSION, airing on THE CW on Friday, July 22, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: MASTERS OF ILLUSION on THE CW - Friday, July 22, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 29, 2016

Get all the scoop on MASTERS OF ILLUSION, airing on THE CW on Friday, July 22, 2016! (more...)

Colman Domingo to Host Vineyard Theatre's 2016 Emerging Artists Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Colman Domingo will host Vineyard Theatre's Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon on Thursday, June 30 from noon-2pm at The Gander (15 West 18th Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

East West Players Welcomes Snehal Desai as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work for the stage, announces Snehal Desai, as the organization's fourth Artistic Director, following an extensive nationwide executive search conducted by the Arts Consulting Group. (more...)

FACEBOOK WATCH: Billy Porter Welcomes Tommy Tune and Andrea Martin To SHUFFLE ALONG
by Michael Dale - Jun 29, 2016

The legendary dancer/director/choreographer and the great Broadway clown greet the Tony-winning star backstage. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Daniel Quadrino and Company Sing 'Imagine' at 2016 Broadway Sings for Pride Benefit
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2016

Award-winning non-for-profit Broadway Sings for Pride (www.BroadwaySingsForPride.com) held their 6th annual PRIDE benefit concert on Monday, June 20, 2016. To start the night, Daniel Quadrino, from Broadway's Wicked and Newsies, sang 'Imagine' to reflect on the tragedy that happened in Orlando. He was joined onstage by members of the New York community, to echo the sentiment that New York stands behind Orlando and that art can be used to inspire and change minds. Scroll down for a video of the performance! (more...)

Leanne Borghesi Will Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko in August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The sumptuously talented Leanne Borghesi returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with her all-new comedic show, BDSM (Beautiful Dirty Sexy Me) for two performances only - Friday, August 5 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, August 6 (8 p.m.). (more...)

Tommy Walton Pens ELIMINATING THE EVILS OF GERRYMANDERING AFTER 80 YEARS OF HELL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Author Tommy Walton found, not without some astonishment, that racial inequality still exists and tolerated by citizens of the attendance area for 80 years. In his book, 'ELIMINATING THE EVILS OF GERRYMANDERING AFTER 80 YEARS OF HELL' (published by Xlibris), he illustrates how activists successfully abolished the separate school districts of Howard County, Arkansas. This change removed the barriers which prevented educationally deprived children, irrespective of their race, ethno background, or socio-economic status, from full access to the educational opportunities provided at public expense. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Corey Mach, Paige Faure and More in Tim Rice's FROM HERE TO ETERNITY at Finger Lakes
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival proudly produces the North American premiere of Tim Rice's new musical, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY.  Performances run from June 29 through July 20 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Riant Theatre Hosts Strawberry One-Act and Theatre Festival Launch Party
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director), a nonprofit theatre supporting playwrights and theatremakers of diverse cultural backgrounds, held the Launch Party for its annual Strawberry One-Act and Theatre Festival, which takes place from July 14th-31st. The evening included the presentation of 2016 Pioneer of the Arts Award For Outstanding Achievement In Television and Theatre to the Emmy-winning stage, film and TV actor Joe Morton, Tony Nominee and eight time AUDELCO Award winner, Andre De Shields, the acclaimed Broadway and television actress Barbara Montgomery, and multiple Grammy Award winner, Broadway musical director and arranger Chapman Roberts. (more...)

Jake Shimabukuro and More Coming Up This July at Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

For Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, July is heating up with music legend David Crosby, ground-breaking fusion artist, Robert Glasper, chart-topping funk and R&B singer Jeffrey Osborne and multi-platinum vocalist Joan Osborne. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Extends New Musical WAR PAINT, Starring Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Due to high demand for tickets, a second and final extension week has been added for War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. (more...)

David Henry Hwang to Succeed William Ivey Long as Chair of the American Theatre Wing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Tony Award®-winning Playwright David Henry Hwang has been elected the Chair of the American Theatre Wing. Having joined the board of the American Theatre Wing in 2009, Mr. Hwang will succeed current Chair William Ivey Long, who concludes his four-year term this year (the maximum number of consecutive years permitted). Mr. Long will maintain an active role in the Wing as he takes on the responsibilities as Immediate Past Chair. (more...)

Blackfriars to Launch Summer Education Program with THE WEDDING SINGER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

?The Wedding Singer marks the premier of Blackfriars Theatre's Summer Intensive-BTSI (BITSY). Geared towards rising high school juniors through newly graduated college seniors, BTSI allows students to experience a complete rehearsal through performance process in a professionally run community theatre, with the goal of training the next generation of artists. (more...)

Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Lead WAR PAINT, Beginning Tonight at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Goodman Theatre presents WAR PAINT, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. WAR PAINT runs tonight, June 28, through August 14, 2016. (more...)

Mac-Haydn Theatre 'Razzle Dazzles' with CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The Mac-Haydn Theatre roars back to the 1920's with Kander and Ebb's jazzy music and a deliciously scandalous story in CHICAGO. (more...)

2016 Jimmy Award Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The winners of the eighth annual NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS (NHSMTA)/JIMMY AWARDS were determined and announced last night, Monday, June 27, 2016, at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. This one-of-a-kind-event was hosted by Tony Award-nominee Zachary Levi, currently starring on Broadway in Roundabout Theatre Company's She Loves Me at Studio 54. (more...)

Broadway Veterans Will Lead Goodspeed's New 1960s Musical A SIGN OF THE TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

This is the story of Cindy, a 20-something whose dreams are bigger than her Midwestern hometown will allow. Set against the backdrop of New York City in the 1960s -women's liberation, the civil rights movement, and protests of the Vietnam war-Cindy searches for her place in the world. A Sign of the Times, featuring chart-topping hits from the 1960s, celebrates friendship, love, and discovering one's sense of self. This pop-fueled musical will run July 29 - September 4 at The Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. A Sign of the Times will be sponsored by Essex Savings Bank. (more...)

House Theatre of Chicago Extends DEATH & HARRY HOUDINI
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The House Theatre of Chicago has announced the extension of the first play to ever grace its stage, the magic-filled crowd favorite Death & Harry Houdini, written and directed by The House Theatre of Chicago Artistic Director Nathan Allen and starring Company Member and professional magician Dennis Watkins as Harry Houdini. Filled with stunning magic, poignant dialogue and original music, Death & Harry Houdini presents the story of history's most famous magician and his life-long war against Death. (more...)

Lucinda Riley's Book Series THE SEVEN SISTERS Heads to Television
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Raffaella de Laurentiis announced today that she has optioned international bestselling author Lucinda Riley's THE SEVEN SISTERS book series to be adapted for television. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes L5Y, BULLETS, FROZEN Star Betsy Wolfe
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 27, 2016

On Monday, June 27th, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Betsy Wolfe. She made her Broadway debut in the 2007 production of 110 IN THE SHADE, and in 2010, she returned to Broadway in EVERYDAY RAPTURE. (more...)

Michael Carrasco, Rachel Pallante & More to Star in TexARTS' ALL SHOOK UP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

?TexARTS' next production in its 2016-17 Professional Series will be a musical inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. Starring Michael Carrasco (North American Tour, Grease!), Rachel Pallante (The Vortex, The Tempest), Polly Seale (Radio City Music National Tour, The Wizard of Oz), Michael Marchese (TexARTS' My Way A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra), Kami Smith (Austin Shakespeare, As You Like It), Kristi King (Doctuh Mistuh Productions, Reefer Madness), Curt Olson (TexARTS, Guys and Dolls), and Toni Baker. All Shook Up runs August 12 - 21 at the Kam and James Morris Theatre. (more...)

Sydney's Tigertown in LA and NY; Plus New Remix, Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Tigertown premiered their debut music video 'Lonely Cities', directed by Kenny Laubbacher. 'Lonely Cities' has become a kind of anthem for distance relationships,' the band explain to Noisey. (more...)

New Jimmy Buffett Musical Titled ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE; Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Paradise has a name! (more...)

BWW Interview: SAM HARRIS HAMs It Up While Telling It Real
by Gil Kaan - Jun 27, 2016

This showbiz phenom has been making music and telling stories since he burst into the public's consciousness as the winner of the first season of Star Search in 1983. A multi-platinum recording artist, Broadway staple and frequent TV actor; Sam Harris has now added book author to his growing occupational categories of credits. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 26, 2016
by - Jun 26, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 25, 2016
by - Jun 25, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for NEW YORK SPECTACULAR with the Rockettes (Part One)
by Walter McBride - Jun 25, 2016

New York Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, presented by Chase, began performances on June 15 at Radio City Music Hall. The limited eight-week engagement continues through August 7, 2016. Tickets are on sale at www.rockettes.com/newyork and at the Radio City box office. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night - check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for NEW YORK SPECTACULAR with the Rockettes (Part Two)
by Walter McBride - Jun 25, 2016

New York Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, presented by Chase, began performances on June 15 at Radio City Music Hall. The limited eight-week engagement continues through August 7, 2016. Tickets are on sale at www.rockettes.com/newyork and at the Radio City box office. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night - check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/25/2016
by - Jun 25, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/25/2016. (more...)

bergenPAC Sets Westfield Garden State Plaza Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

? As part of our partnership with Westfield Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus, NJ, bergenPAC, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, NJ announces the "Westfield Garden State Plaza Concert Series."  To purchase tickets for the "Westfield Garden State Plaza Concert Series," visit www.Ticketmaster.com, the bergenPAC Box Office or call 201.227.1030. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for Ayad Akhtar's JUNK: THE GOLDEN AGE OF DEBT at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt, by Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award nominee Ayad Akhtar (Broadway's Disgraced; Playhouse's The Who & The What), directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Outside Mullingar, Doubt). The recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt runs in the Mandell Weiss Theatre July 26 - August 21. Tickets are available at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

Scoop: CODE BLACK on CBS - Thursday, July 14, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on CODE BLACK, airing on CBS on Thursday, July 14, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: MASTERS OF ILLUSION on THE CW - Today, June 24, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on MASTERS OF ILLUSION, airing on THE CW on today, June 24, 2016! (more...)

LUDO's BROKEN BRIDE Set for New York Musical Festival, 8/2-6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) in association with Chinese Mother Jewish Daughter & Michael Chase Gosselin presents LUDO's Broken Bride, a new rock opera about one man's epic journey to save his true love's life, utilizing LUDO's entire discography. Adapted by Stacey Weingarten (NYMF: Les Enfants de Paris, Rescue Rue) with additional story and arrangements by Dana Levinson, the cast of 14 includes Spencer Clark (Regional: West Side Story, Romeo In Your Arms), Carson Higgins (Nat. Tour: American Idiot; NYMF: The Runaway Clone), Larry Hamilton (Off Bway: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Captain Louie), Catherine Landeta (Regional: The King and I, Avenue Q, Bat Boy), Melissa Hunter McCann (TV: 'Tony Awards'; NY: Carnegie Hall's West Side Story, Encore's Paint Your Wagon), Gabrielle McClinton (Bway: Pippin; 1st Nat. Tour: American Idiot), Brendan Malafronte (Nat. Tour: Annie, The Producers, Singin' in the Rain), Jamen Nathakumar, Jackson Perrin, Devin Richey, Brian Charles Rooney (Bway: The Threepenny Opera; NYMF: Bedbugs!!!), Ashley Talluto (Nat. Tour: Flashdance, West Side Story), Michael Jayne Walker (Regional: Hair, Godspell, Tommy), and Amy Whitcomb (TV: 'The Voice;' 'The Sing-Off'). LUDO's Broken Bride is being staged at The Duke on 42nd Street a NEW 42ND STREET project, 229 West 42nd Street (bet. 10th and 11th Aves.) in NYC for five performances from Tuesday, August 2 through Saturday, August 6, 2016. (more...)

BIG IN BELGIUM to Return to the Edinburgh Fringe This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Following the huge success of the three previous seasons at Summerhall, Big in Belgium, Richard Jordan Productions, Summerhall and Theatre Royal Plymouth return to present a fourth BIG IN BELGIUM at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe - featuring some of the most significant theatre companies from the Flemish part of Belgium, 3 - 28 August 2016.  (more...)

Full Cast Set for Will Swenson-Led THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, has unveiled full casting for Gilbert & Sullivan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, which will star previously announced Will Swenson as 'The Pirate King.' (more...)

VIDEO: Seth Rudetsky & James Wesley Explain How They Pulled Off Broadway for Orlando Project
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

On last night's CBS News, producer James Wesley, and his husband, Broadway's Seth Rudetsky, spoke to Dr. Jon LaPook about how they put together the Broadway for Orlando project to benefit Orlando's LGBT community. (more...)

Four Texans Featured in 42ND STREET Tour, Coming to Dallas Summer Musicals and Bass Hall!
by Kyle Christopher West - Jun 23, 2016

Next week, the national touring cast of 42nd STREET arrives at Dallas Summer Musicals, featuring a cast of 38 accomplished actors, singers and tap dancers. Although many of the touring gypsies currently consider New York City their home base, four of them were raised locally in the Lone Star State, and cannot wait to put on their dancing shoes back home next week. While on a one-week lay off from the tour this week, I caught up with Texas's own Caitin Ehlinger, Matthew J. Taylor, Mandy Modic and Sarah Fagan. The show runs in Dallas from June 28th to July 10th, and at Forth Worth's Bass Hall July 12th-17th. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck, Stacey Kent & More Set for Birdland, Week of 7/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for July 4-10 featuring Stacey Kent, Tony Yazbeck, Birdland Big Band, and more! (more...)

SWEET CHARITY, THE WHO'S TOMMY & More Set for Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company will present six productions in the 2016-2017 season, ranging from revamped classic works of theatre to popular, contemporary, Tony Award-winning musicals. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of JERSEY BOYS, Beverley Knight, Ramin Karimloo & More Rock West End Live
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Last weekend, the casts of more than 30 West End shows performed for free in Trafalgar Square as part of West End LIVE 2016. Scroll down for photos of the casts of JERSEY BOYS, GUYS AND DOLLS, as well as THE BODYGUARD's Beverley Knight and MURDER BALLAD's Ramin Karimloo, in action! (more...)

2016 Jazz Record Collectors' Bash Set for This Weekend in Iselin
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The 42nd Annual Jazz Record Collectors' Bash will be held this weekend, June 24-25, 2016, at the APA Hotel Woodbridge (formally Hilton Woodbridge, 120 Wood Avenue South Iselin, NJ 08830). (more...)

Jeff Perry & Ora Jones to Star in LOVE KILLS Concert Reading at Steppenwolf, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has added an additional offering to the LookOut summer lineup in the new 1700 Theatre, 1700 N Halsted. Love Kills: A Concert Reading by writer/composer Kyle Jarrow is a new rock musical about the famous teen spree killer Charlie Starkweather starring Steppenwolf ensemble members Jeff Perry and Ora Jones with Patrick Rooney. Directed by Kent Paul with musical direction by Matt Hinkley, there will be five performances: Friday, July 1 at 8pm, Saturday July 2 and Sunday, July 3 at 2:30 and 8pm. The producers are Ellen Raphael, Kent Paul and Tommy Russell. Tickets ($25) are available now through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted) 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org. (more...)

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