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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!



York Theatre to Present Off-Broadway Premiere of MARRY HARRY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

The York Theatre Company, announces the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins (Hudson River Blues) and music and lyrics by Dan Martin and Michael Biello (In My Body, The Cousins Grimm). Directed and choreographed by York favorite Bill Castellino (Cagney, Storyville), performances are set to begin Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 21, 2017 (more...)

Karen Mason, Eric Comstock, and More Announced as Upcoming at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming March 6-12 with the following acts (more...)

Broadway Method Academy Opens LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

Broadway Method Academy, a musical theater program in downtown Fairfield, Connecticut opened the smash hit, Little Shop of Horrors. The non-profit organization's mission is connecting the stars of today with the stars of tomorrow, and this production welcomed to Broadway designers Ryan Howell, Weston G. Wetzel and Kaitie Adams. (more...)

Latin Jazz Sunday and More Coming Up at Blue Note Napa
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Blue Note Napa has announced its lineup for tonight, February 24, through March 5, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Yellowjackets, Tommy Igoe Band and More Set for Blue Note Napa This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Blue Note Napa has announced its March 2017 lineup - scroll down for details! (more...)

Liesl Tommy to Direct PASS OVER at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces acclaimed director Liesl Tommy, who received a Tony nomination for her direction of Eclipsed by Danai Gurira on Broadway, will direct Steppenwolf's world premiere production of Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu. The cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill and Cliff Chamberlain with one remaining role to be announced. (more...)

Norm Lewis will Play bergenPAC this April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

 Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Norm Lewis with special appearance by bergenPACPAS sponsored by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation-Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 7PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at (201) 227-1030. (more...)

BWW Review: Courage Fights For Kindness In First Stage World Premiere ROBIN HOOD
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 24, 2017

Enjoy an adventurous trip with First Stage and their singing Troubadour through the 14th century Sherwood Forest. In a collaboration with playwrights Joe Foust and John Maclay, Jeff Frank directs the world premiere Robin Hood--- complete with thrilling stage combat from the legendary anti-hero. This courageous Robin Hood 'asked for donations' from the English Elite at the point of his sword, collected and then contributed to the poor surrounding him in England. Among Robin's following where those, merry men and women who wanted to participate in as Maclay says, 'a rebellion against greed and corruption' in an attempt to right the wrongs in their world. Frank, Foust and Maclay turn the stage into Robin Hood's playground through Jody Sekas' stage design and Melissa Torchia's costume design, which allows an extremely fluid and fast paced production. Geoffrey, a young performer Jeff Burns from the Sherwood Forest cast, sings and strums Musical Director Jeff Schaetzke's original ballads playing the roving troubadour. His idiosyncratic lyrics make the audience laugh, as does the often contemporary, tongue in cheek humor throughout the play-often hilarious. While actor Dominique Worsley embodies a fierce, yet sympathetic Robin, Maclay's Sheriff of Nottingham and Foust's incomparable Archbishop of York stir their own brand of extraordinary humor and strength trying to capture 'the Hood.' (more...)

BWW Review: John Kander Musicalizes Another Dark and Dangerous Subject In KID VICTORY
by Michael Dale - Feb 24, 2017

Though the brilliant musicals that composer John Kander created with his late lyricist partner Fred Ebb frequently tackled dark and violent issues (CABARET, CHICAGO, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN and THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS among them), they did so with a shiny, often cynical veneer of show-biz. Snazzy melodies and joyful lyrics barely hid horrific subtext. (more...)

Individual Tickets Now On Sale for THE ROLLING STONES' EXHIBITIONISM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Rolling Stones' first ever major exhibition, Exhibitionism, delivered by DHL, sold out its limited time early bird offer due to strong demand.  Individual tickets are now on sale to the general public today, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 starting at 10:00 a.m.  (more...)

Tickets on Sale March 2 for WICKED at Shea's This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

After breaking box office records and selling out in 2008 and 2012, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return as a 2016-17 Special Engagement to Shea's Buffalo Theatre, May 17 - June 4, 2017 for 24 performances, presented by Shea's Performing Arts Center and Albert Nocciolino. (more...)

Feed Me, Seymour! Broadway Method Academy Opens LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Broadway Method Academy, a musical theater program in Fairfield, Connecticut, opens Little Shop of Horrors tonight. (more...)

Gary Burton and Mokoto Ozone, Karen Mason and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for March 6-March 12, featuring Gary Burton and Mokoto Ozone Duets, Karen Mason, Eric Comstock, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Austin Colby, MaryJoanna Grisso and More to Join American Pops Orchestra for CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their all-star 2016-2017 season with a new take on the classic tale  Cinderella: A Magical, Musical Tale on Saturday, March 11 at 2:00 PM at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational UCC, 945 G Street NW, WDC 20001). (more...)

Musical Theatre West's BROADWAY IN CONCERT SERIES Presents Susan Egan in THE REAL HOUSEWIFE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

March is the month for Beauty and the Beast fans to rejoice!  On Friday, March 17, the long awaited live-action film opens and Susan Egan, Broadway's original Tony-nominated 'Belle' takes the stage in a one-night-only concert event 'The Real Housewife of Broadway' at the Beverly O'Neill Theater at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center.  (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Comes to Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Featuring a cast of Broadway stars alongside Broadway's finest rock band - The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series and Pepsi Rock Series presents Jesus Christ Superstar - The Rock Opera on Saturday, March 25 at 2pm and 8pm and is partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa and Bart's Tree Service.   (more...)

WICKED Returns to Boston This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Broadway In Boston, announced today that WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and Boston's most popular musical will return to the Boston Opera House. WICKED will play a limited seven week engagement June 7 - July 23, 2017 as part of the 2016-2017 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, March 4, 2017
by - Feb 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, March 4, 2017! (more...)

Natalie Douglas, Joe Iconis, Molly Pope, SPAMILTON and More Among 2017 MAC Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC) has announced the 2017 MAC Award nominees. (more...)

Timothy Dell Shares 'The Adventures of Tommy and Mr. Tid Bit'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

'The Adventures of Tommy and Mr. Tid Bit': a collection of children's stories with strong morals. 'The Adventures of Tommy and Mr. Tid Bit' is the creation of published author, Timothy Dell, writer of stories for young people and graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature in Connecticut. (more...)

Scoop: THE CATCH on ABC - Thursday, March 9, 2017
by - Feb 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE CATCH, airing on ABC on Thursday, March 9, 2017! (more...)

Samantha Barks, Arthur Darvill, Maxwell Caulfield and More Announced for London Musical Theatre Orchestra's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

After the resounding success of Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair (Cadogan Hall November 2016) and the sell out concert of Alan Menken & Lynn Ahrens' A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre, December 2016), with numerous five star reviews for both performances, The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the full casting for its first concert of the 2017 season, the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas. (more...)

Thomas Ballard Pens EASTER KITTENS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

'Easter Kittens': the story of a young boy's life-changing discovery of the true meaning of Easter. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Brandon Victor Dixon and More Line Up for Vineyard's [TITLE OF SHOW] 10th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Vineyard Theatre's Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that the 2017 Gala Fundraiser will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Vineyard Theatre's hit musical [title of show] with Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen, Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff, and a toast to Broadway producer Kevin McCollum. (more...)

Tommy Gargotta Named Executive Vice President, Creative Marketing, Fox Broadcasting
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) has appointed Tommy Gargotta Executive Vice President of Creative Marketing, it was announced today by Angela Courtin, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Fox Broadcasting Company. (more...)

Hezron Chetty Presents TALES FROM THE VIOLIN at Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

This Sunday, Hezron Chetty will present a show at the Alexander Bar, Café and Theatre that will take audiences into the dark and fantastic world of a travelling violinist. TALES FROM THE VIOLIN is a biographical account of what happens when a musician takes a plunge into an unknown world of the music industry. (more...)

Oscar Cocktails from Mixologist Tommy Lansaw and JIM BEAM
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 22, 2017

Mixologist Tommy Lansaw shares his inventive cocktail recipes for Oscar season that use Jim Beam Black. (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret Announces March Shows
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Bay Area Cabaret continues its acclaimed series at the Venetian Room at Fairmont San Francisco (950 Mason Street atop Nob Hill) with two special shows in March-one a tribute to cabaret as a distinctive art form, and the other a return engagement for two of the most popular Bay Area Cabaret artists. On March 5 at 5:00 pm, A Cabaret Spectacular will celebrate the art of cabaret performance featuring some of the finest cabaret performers from across the nation. Then on March 26 at 7:30 pm, world-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli and Broadway soprano Jessica Molaskey, return to the Bay Area Cabaret stage with their brand new hit show from Cafe Carlyle in New York. Tickets for both shows at www.bayareacabaret.org or by calling (415) 392-4400. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 21st, 2017 - EVERYBODY Off-Broadway, Florence Henderson Memorial and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's EVERYBODY opens this evening Off-Broadway, and stars gather to celebrate Florence Henderson at the Music Box Theatre today! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of WAR PAINT Gets Ready for Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Feb 21, 2017

The acclaimed new musical War Paint, starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, played a sold-out run in Chicago this summer where it became the most successful show in Goodman Theatre's history. Now it comes to Broadway, beginning performances on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - and officially opens on Thursday, April 6, 2017. (more...)

Gallery 500 Celebrates Tommy Tune's Birthday With PALMISTRY, An Exhibition Of His Artwork
by David Green - Feb 21, 2017

In conjunction with Tommy Tune's exciting and much anticipated return of Tommy TUNE TONIGHT to the Purple Room in Palm Springs, CA on February 24 & 25, Tune also brings his talent for bringing colors and images to life to Gallery500. Opening on February 20, is PALM-ISTRY, Tunes masterful take on palm trees depicted with the vibrancy and use of acrylics.   Painting with acrylics is all about technique as the end result can resemble a watercolor or an oil painting, having its own unique characteristics not attainable with other medias. Running through April 2, PALM-ISTRY offers fans of Tune the opportunity to own part of this rare collection of acrylics featuring silhouettes and images of palm trees that inspired this charismatic entertainer's new collection.  (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company Announces New Staff, Board and Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Co-Artistic Directors Michael Dailey, Heath Hays and Anderson Lawfer are proud to announce the addition of eight new company members to Strawdog Theatre's ensemble including Chelsea Wilson, board president; Leah Barish, managing director; Virginia Head, director of individual giving; Cara Beth Heath, literary manager and Kamille Dawkins, Ashley Ann Woods, Raquel Adorno and Elly Green, ensemble members. (more...)

Black Box Performing Arts Center presents Caryl Churchill's CLOUD 9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education as it proudly presents a new production of Caryl Churchill's  Cloud 9 in the heart of Teaneck, NJ - just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge.  (more...)

Photo Flash: MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, opens at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts April 25 for a limited two week run through May 7, 2017. Tickets to MATILDA THE MUSICAL will go on sale Friday, February 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF CHICAGO to Hit The Garden Theatre This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Garden Theatre (160 West Plant Street) has announced a concert performance featuring Grammy Award-winning conductor Matt Catingub and vocalist Michelle Amato as they are joined by top symphonic musicians in a Tribute to the Music of Chicago. The concert event will be Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 3pm. (more...)

HONK! THE MUSICAL Returns to London this Easter
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

This Easter, Honk! the musical returns to London in a brand-new, actor-musician egg-stravaganza, filled with puppetry, magic and illusions. And water guns! (more...)

BWW Review: Cal State Long Beach's Theatre Arts Department Gets Geeky with SHE KILLS MONSTERS
by George Brietigam - Feb 20, 2017

Cal State Long Beach's spring season is off to a strong start, and their upcoming shows have a tough act to follow. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 20, 2017
by - Feb 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: Stunning ZOOT SUIT Revival at Taper Mirrors Present Day Politics
by Don Grigware - Feb 20, 2017

Let's get one thing perfectly clear from the get.go. Luis Valdez's Zoot Suit which premiered at the Mark Taper Forum and on Broadway in 1978, is a milestone. Broadway had not seen anything quite like it up to that point. First of all, it put Mexicans into the mainstream ... and their Pachuco culture, including their music and dance. In form it's a serious play about the Zoot Suit murders of 1942 in Southern California, but it is laced with humor, song and dance, classifying it in both realms of fact and fantasy. Now, after 39 years, in the 50th anniversary year of Center Theatre Group, Zoot Suit returns in an all new revival, once again directed by the brilliant Valdez. It has a fantastic cast, is high on entertainment value...and its issues do indeed mirror those present in today's politically ruthless world. (more...)

Amplify presents Nash Grier & Friends Australian Tour 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Cool For Summer Festival is heating up with the announcement of Nash Grier's additional solo headliner shows in Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide & Auckland! He'll be bringing a troupe of friends along for the ride, including Hayes Grier, Mahogany LOX, Alec Bailey & Wesley Stromberg PLUS special guests Tyde Levi, Tana Mongeau, Tom Jay Williams and Take Two. (more...)

'Moonlight', 'People vs. OJ' Among Winners of 2107 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS; Full List
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced the 2017 Writers Guild Awards winners for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation (more...)

Hell in a Handbag to Stage LADY X - A MUISCAL at Mary's Attic This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Hold the presses! Hell in a Handbag Productions announced today it will open its 15th season with the world premiere of LADY X - A MUSICAL, a shocking expose ripped from the headlines of yesteryear! LADY X will replace the previously announced musical VALLEY!, from April 21 - June 11, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago.   (more...)

Acclaimed Production BACKGROUND BOY Returns to The Butterfly Club for Limited Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Legendary multi award-winning singer songwriter John Thorn returns to the Butterfly Club with his acclaimed show 'Background Boy'. A hit of the 2016 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Background Boy showcases John's talents as composer/singer/pianist and raconteur with a delightful collection of original songs in the tradition of Randy Newman, Hoagy Carmichael and Blossom Dearie. (more...)

BWW TV: Chita Rivera Talks Prolific Career & More on TODAY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 20, 2017

This morning, the TODAY Show's Al Roker sat down with Broadway icon Chita Rivera for his Living Legends series. The interview took place at the famed Birdland nightclub in New York City, one of her favorite spots, where she has performed many times. (more...)

Los Lonely Boys, Kris Kristofferson and More Coming Up This March at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The following acts are performing at City Winery Chicago (1200 W. Randolph St) throughout the month of March. (more...)

SIng! Sing! Sing! The McCallum Theatre Brings the Desert 'A Salute to Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall'
by David Green - Feb 20, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents "Salute to Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall" on Monday, March 6, at 8:00pm. The performance features the Benny Goodman Tribute Orchestra with 18 of the country's top musicians, conducted by Terry Myers, and with Special Guest Vocalist Nancy Osborne. Relive the legendary concert that made Benny Goodman the most celebrated jazz bandleader of his day. Leading a band of musicians including Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Gene Krupa, Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Hodges and Count Basie, Benny Goodman played music ranging from "Honeysuckle Rose" to "Sing, Sing, Sing." We re-create that night in 1938 with today's best musicians.  (more...)

Chita Rivera & Tommy Tune Will Hit the Road this Fall on the 'Two For the Road Tour'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

This morning, the TODAY show's Al Roker sat down with Broadway icon Chita Rivera for his Living Legends series. (more...)


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THEATRE ROCK LIVE Returns to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Chronicling the history of rock musicals starting with Hair in 1969, TR honors Pippin, Rocky Horror, The Who's Tommy, Chess, Jesus Christ Superstar, Rent, Godspell, Aida, Wicked, Next To Normal, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spring Awakening, Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages and many many more. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/18/2017
by - Feb 18, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/18/2017. (more...)

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