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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!


Photo Flash: The Echo Presents ROW AFTER ROW and A SMALL FIREPhoto Flash: The Echo Presents ROW AFTER ROW and A SMALL FIRE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2015

The multiple award-winning Echo Theater Company, named "Best Bet for Ballsy Original Plays" by the LA Weekly, continues its 2015 season with two Los Angeles premieres scheduled to run in repertory. Row After Row by Jessica Dickey (The Amish Project) opens on April 25 at 5 p.m., with A Small Fire by Obie Award-winner Adam Bock (The Drunken City, The Receptionist) opening that same evening at 8 p.m. (more...)

Drury Lane Presents THE LITTLE MERMAIDDrury Lane Presents THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2015

Little swimmers embark on a journey under the sea when Drury Lane Theatre for Young Audiences (100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, IL) presents THE LITTLE MERMAID, the whimsical retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen tale, from April 22 through June 6. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TOMMY FEMIA and RICK SKYE Are Still Magically Campy as Judy and Liza at Don't Tell MamaBWW Reviews: TOMMY FEMIA and RICK SKYE Are Still Magically Campy as Judy and Liza at Don't Tell Mama
by John Hoglund - Apr 25, 2015

Any seasoned entertainment pro will tell you that the key to success on a stage is keeping your audience happy. It also helps to throw in a bevy of show-stopping songs, parodies, and raucous tongue-in-cheek laughter along the way. Those make up only a few of the ingredients offered in the ongoing Judy and Liza: Together Again show at Don't Tell Mama (now in its fourth year) starring Tommy Femia and Rick Skye. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre to Host Family Baseball Game and Happy Hour Fundraisers, 5/5-6Maltz Jupiter Theatre to Host Family Baseball Game and Happy Hour Fundraisers, 5/5-6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Maltz Jupiter has two exciting, just-announced fundraising events coming up on May 5 and 6: a 'Family Night Out' baseball game at Roger Dean Stadium and an end-of-season happy hour celebration at Tommy Bahama in Jupiter (both part of the Great Give initiative). Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Getting to Know JERSEY BOYS' Drew SeeleyBWW Interviews: Getting to Know JERSEY BOYS' Drew Seeley
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Apr 24, 2015

Drew Seeley is a singer-actor-songwriter who has had success in film, TV and on stage who plays Bob Gaudio in the current national tour stopping in Minneapolis April 28- May 3, 2015. In 6 Questions & a Plug, we get to know a little about this talented performer. (more...)

Mary Jo Mecca Joins THE HOUSE OF NUNZIO Staged Reading CastMary Jo Mecca Joins THE HOUSE OF NUNZIO Staged Reading Cast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Veteran actress Mary Jo Mecca (LITTLE HOUSE... at The Guthrie; Jerry Herman's SHOWTUNE at the Pasadena Playhouse) joins the cast of the staged reading of Patrick Riviere's play, THE HOUSE OF NUNZIO, which will be presented on April 27th at 7pm and April 28th at 2pm at The Davenport Mainstage Theatre in New York City directed by award winning director Stephen Nachamie. (more...)

THE WHO'S TOMMY to Play the Greenwich Theatre This SummerTHE WHO'S TOMMY to Play the Greenwich Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Almost 20 years after its last UK production, The Who's Tommy will play a limited run at Greenwich Theatre this Summer, marking the 40th Anniversary of the original film and the 50th Anniversary of The Who. (more...)

|the claque| Sets Cast of 2015 QUICK AND DIRTIES|the claque| Sets Cast of 2015 QUICK AND DIRTIES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

 |the claque| (Nick Leavens, Founder/Artistic Director), New York's favorite arts and performance conglomerate, is proud to announce casting for its fifth annual The Quick and Dirties (The QuaDs) playing at The Sheen Center May 6-16, 2015. (more...)

THE WHO'S TOMMY to Return to West End for Limited Run, July 29THE WHO'S TOMMY to Return to West End for Limited Run, July 29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Almost 20 years after its last UK production, The Who's Tommy will play a limited run at Greenwich Theatre this Summer, marking the 40th Anniversary of the original film and the 50th Anniversary of The Who. (more...)

BWW TV: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for THE VISIT!BWW TV: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for THE VISIT!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 24, 2015

The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, celebrated its opening last night, April 23, 2015 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). The cast is led by Tony Award winners Chita Rivera as Claire Zachannassian and Roger Rees as Anton Schell, with George Abud as Karl, Jason Danieley as Frederich Kuhn, Matthew Demingas Louis Perch, Diana Dimarzio as Annie Dummermut, Tony Award nominee David Garrison as Peter Dummermut, Rick Holmes as Father Josef, Tom Nelis as Rudi, Chris Newcomer as Jacob Chicken,Mary Beth Peil as Matilde Schell, Aaron Ramey as Otto Hahnke, Elena Shadow as Ottilie, Timothy Shew as Hans Nusselin, with John Riddle and Michelle Veintimilla. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet and below, you can check out interviews with Marin Mazzie, Jessie Mueller, Megan Hilty, Tommy Tune and more! (more...)

Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme 2015 Award Presentation Ceremony Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme 2015 Award Presentation Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

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Count Basie Orchestra, Daniel Reichard and More Headed to Birdland, Week of 5/4Count Basie Orchestra, Daniel Reichard and More Headed to Birdland, Week of 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for May 4 - May 10, featuring The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra with guest vocalist Carmen Bradford, Daniel Reichard in a special Mother's Day concert, Barbara Carroll, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside THE VISIT's Opening Night Theatre ArrivalsPhoto Coverage: Inside THE VISIT's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Apr 24, 2015

The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, celebrated its opening last night, April 23, 2015 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). The cast is led by Tony Award winners Chita Rivera as Claire Zachannassian and Roger Rees as Anton Schell, with George Abud as Karl, Jason Danieley as Frederich Kuhn, Matthew Demingas Louis Perch, Diana Dimarzio as Annie Dummermut, Tony Award nominee David Garrison as Peter Dummermut, Rick Holmes as Father Josef, Tom Nelis as Rudi, Chris Newcomer as Jacob Chicken,Mary Beth Peil as Matilde Schell, Aaron Ramey as Otto Hahnke, Elena Shadow as Ottilie, Timothy Shew as Hans Nusselin, with John Riddle and Michelle Veintimilla. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the opening night festivities and you can check out photos from the red carpet theatre arrivals below! (more...)

DWIGHT YOAKAM'S New Album 'Second Hand Heart' Debuts at No. 2 on Billboard Country ChartDWIGHT YOAKAM'S New Album 'Second Hand Heart' Debuts at No. 2 on Billboard Country Chart
by Danielle DeSisto - Apr 24, 2015

Global superstar singer, songwriter, and actor Dwight Yoakam has scored a No. 2 debut on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, his highest-charting album in 26 years since 1988's Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room hit No. 1. (more...)

High Schools Across Houston Join to Celebrate Excellence in Musical Theatre At 2015 TOMMY TUNE AWARDS - All The Winners!High Schools Across Houston Join to Celebrate Excellence in Musical Theatre At 2015 TOMMY TUNE AWARDS - All The Winners!
by Dylan Siegman - Apr 23, 2015

While the sky may have been a little cloudy, the stars were shining bright at The Hobby Center as Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) celebrated the 13th Annual Tommy Tune Awards showcasing Houston's extraordinary and remarkable high school musical theatre talent. Sarofim Hall was practically filled to the brim, with over 400+ students, their directors and choreographers, and parents and friends. The nerves and excitement could hardly be ignored, as everyone sat in anticipation for the show to start. As Caroline Timm, Assistant Manager of PR & Marketing put it, 'this show is like the Tonys for these kids.' As the lights went down, the entire room burst out in applause and cheers, which would stop only momentarily throughout the night. (more...)

Shirley MacLaine to Receive 2015 ROLEX Dance AwardShirley MacLaine to Receive 2015 ROLEX Dance Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

ROLEX presents Career Transition For Dancers' 30TH ANNIVERSARY PEARL JUBILEE: A STAR-STUDDED RETROSPECTIVE on Monday, September 28, at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6  & 7  Aves) NYC followed by "Supper With The Stars" at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. The 2015 Rolex Dance Award reciepent is Shirley MacLaine. (more...)

Undermain Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature THE DROLL, THE NIGHT ALIVE & MoreUndermain Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature THE DROLL, THE NIGHT ALIVE & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Katherine Owens, Artistic Director of Undermain Theatre has released the season line-up for 2015-16 saying,  "We are now in our in 32nd year of exploring new writing and revisiting seminal modern works at the Undermain Theatre. Next season we will present a powerful season of premieres, monumental drama, and cutting edge performance with four mainstage productions, each a portrait of a family, bound by blood or by circumstance, confronting the forces of darkness. Two world-premieres bookend a regional premiere of one of the contemporary stage's leading theatrical voices and a masterwork of modern drama by a man some call the father of the American Theater." (more...)

Sony/ATV Signs 'Godfather of Hip Hop' Afrika BambaataaSony/ATV Signs 'Godfather of Hip Hop' Afrika Bambaataa
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has announced a long-term, worldwide deal ex- North America with hip hop pioneer and “Godfather” Afrika Bambaataa. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jonathan Groff on HAMILTON- 'It's the Most Fun 8 Minutes I've Ever Had'BWW Interview: Jonathan Groff on HAMILTON- 'It's the Most Fun 8 Minutes I've Ever Had'
by Richard Ridge - Apr 23, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured Jonathan Groff, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. As a part of the special event, Groff and Ridge spoke in depth about his current role is the hit Broadway-Bound musical- Hamilton. Read on below to find out what he had to say about playing King George III! Check out the full interview here! (more...)

Works by Rachel Chavkin, Taylor Mac & More Set for Sundance Institute's 2015 Theatre LabWorks by Rachel Chavkin, Taylor Mac & More Set for Sundance Institute's 2015 Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

  Sundance Institute today announced the nine projects selected from 827 submissions for its 2015 Theatre Lab at Sundance Resort in Utah, July 6-26. Under the supervision of Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, the Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community and is one of 24 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! Opens - On the Red Carpet with Megan Hilty, Tina Fey & More!Photo Coverage: Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! Opens - On the Red Carpet with Megan Hilty, Tina Fey & More!
by Walter McBride - Apr 23, 2015

The completely original new musical comedy Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, opened last night, April 22 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street) on Broadway. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at the red carpet, featuring Broadway's best! (more...)

Premiere des Rockmusical THE WHO'S TOMMY heute am Landestheater LinzPremiere des Rockmusical THE WHO'S TOMMY heute am Landestheater Linz
by Iris Moebius - Apr 23, 2015

Rock-Legende Pete Townshend erzahlt in Tommy die außergewohnliche Geschichte eines Jungen, der in den Wirren des Zweiten Weltkriegs zur Welt kommt und mit vier Jahren erleben muss, wie sein heimkehrender Vater den Liebhaber seiner Mutter totet. Die traumatische Erfahrung lasst ihn erblinden und verstummen. Erst als junger Mann erlangt er seine Sinne wieder und wird als „Pinball Wizard' gegen seinen Willen zum Messias der Massen. ? Tommy, die erste Rockoper, war 1969 das ambitionierte und erfolgreiche Projekt der Rockband „The Who', eine komplexe Geschichte mit den Mitteln der Rockmusik zu erzahlen. Ken Russell verfilmte das Konzeptalbum 1975. Die Musicalversion stammt von 1993, wurde fast 1000-mal am Broadway gespielt und gewann funf Tony Awards, u. a. fur die beste Musik. (more...)

MASTERCHEF Season 6 to Premiere 5/20 on FOXMASTERCHEF Season 6 to Premiere 5/20 on FOX
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Host and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot welcome judge Christina Tosi, renowned pastry chef, owner and founder of New York City's Milk Bar, to Season Six of MASTERCHEF, premiering with a special two-hour event Wednesday, May 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The culinary smash hit moves into its regular time period the following week on Wednesday, May 27 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). (more...)

Simon Waterfield's THE KILTED TOMMY Heads to Brighton Fringe Next MonthSimon Waterfield's THE KILTED TOMMY Heads to Brighton Fringe Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

The Kilted Tommy, written and performed by Simon Waterfield of Historical Interpretation, is headed to Brighton Fringe next month.  (more...)

2015 Tommy Tune Award Winners Announced; Alec Michael Ryan and Audrey McKee Headed to the Jimmy Awards2015 Tommy Tune Award Winners Announced; Alec Michael Ryan and Audrey McKee Headed to the Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

The 2015 Tommy Tune Awards winners have been announced! To a crowd of over 2,600 people, Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) declared the winners of the 13th annual Tommy Tune Awards on April 21 at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Making the World's First Musical! Meet the Full Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Opening Tonight on BroadwayMaking the World's First Musical! Meet the Full Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 22, 2015

The new musical comedy Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, officially opens on Broadway tonight, April 22, 2015 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery Policy for Schuster Center RunWICKED Announces Lottery Policy for Schuster Center Run
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Schuster Center with performances from April 29- May 17.  (more...)

TED AND TOMMY Tells True Story of War, Romance Set in World War IITED AND TOMMY Tells True Story of War, Romance Set in World War II
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

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'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 22nd, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 22nd, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 22, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's the big guns! New openings at the Drury Lane, Marriott, ChiShakes, Second City, Porchlight, Theatre At The Center, Mercury Theater, Jedlicka and Big Noise theaters, plus 13 world premieres from the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival! (more...)

THE OLD MASTERS Begins at The Flea Next MonthTHE OLD MASTERS Begins at The Flea Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

The Flea will present the New York Premiere of THE OLD MASTERS. After a run at the First Look Repertory of New Work at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, Sam Marks' dark examination of marriage comes to The Flea. It will be directed by Resident Director Brandon Stock. Previews begin May 27 with opening night set for June 7. (more...)

Richy Werenski Wins Golf Channel's 'Big Break' Reality SeriesRichy Werenski Wins Golf Channel's 'Big Break' Reality Series
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Richy Werenski (Bluffton, S.C. / South Hadley, Mass.) defeated Justin Martinson (Savannah, Ga. / Avondale, Pa.) 2&1 in the championship match on Monday's finale of Big Break The Palm Beaches, FL, the 23rd season of Golf Channel's reality competition franchise. (more...)

Russian Revolution! Meet the Full Cast of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, Opening Tonight on BroadwayRussian Revolution! Meet the Full Cast of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 21, 2015

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO officially opens at the Broadway Theatre tonight, April 21, 2015. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 4/21/2015 - DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, Drama League Noms and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/21/2015 - DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, Drama League Noms and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 21, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO brings the Russian revolution to Broadway tonight, and this year's Drama League nominees will be announced today! (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Telly Leung & More Set for BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS at Cabaret at Theater SquareMandy Gonzalez, Telly Leung & More Set for BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS at Cabaret at Theater Square
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces a one night only performance of Broadway Showstoppers featuring award-winning performing artists Mandy Gonzalez, Cady Huffman, Telly Leung and Alton Fitzgerald White will take place on Monday, May 4, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, in Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The TRUST Cabaret Series is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and provides a unique and intimate opportunity for audiences to experience the finest cabaret acts in the entertainment industry. The evening will include these four talented Broadway stars singing songs on their repertoire from shows in which they have performed. Stephen DeAngelis is the creator, producer and host of Broadway Showstoppers, with musical direction and accompaniment by Eugene Gwozdz. (more...)

Breaking News: Tony Winner Heather Headley Will Lead INTO THE WOODS at The Muny!Breaking News: Tony Winner Heather Headley Will Lead INTO THE WOODS at The Muny!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Tony and Grammy Award winner Heather Headley will star as 'The Witch' in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into The Woods, directed by Gary Griffin and playing July 21 - 27, 2015 at The Muny, the nation's largest outdoor musical theatre. This production marks the Muny premiere of Into the Woods, and will be Ms. Headley's first performance in a musical in America since her 2000 Tony award winning performance in the original Broadway production of Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

HALL PASS, Washington Square Park Shows & More Set for NYU's 'Site-Specific' Forum This WeekendHALL PASS, Washington Square Park Shows & More Set for NYU's 'Site-Specific' Forum This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

This week, New York University's Program in Educational Theatre will host The Forum on Site-Specific Performance, which includes a series of curated performances throughout Washington Square Park and adjacent neighborhoods. The forum will also feature a commissioned work, HALL PASS, from Blake McCarty (Creator and Co-Producer of last summer's Play/Date) which will premiere at Grace Church School in a production directed by Sabrina Jacob. (more...)

Culinary Favorite Rich Paolo to Operate Bistro By the Sea, Opening This YearCulinary Favorite Rich Paolo to Operate Bistro By the Sea, Opening This Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Bill Hanney, Owner/Producer of Theatre By The Sea in Matunuck, RI announced today that local culinary favorite Rich Paolo from Pamfilio's Restaurant in Cumberland, RI will be operating the theater's on-site restaurant, Bistro By the Sea. The partnership is effective immediately and the restaurant will be in full operation for the 2015 theater season. (more...)

6th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony to be Held at Playwrights Horizons in June6th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony to be Held at Playwrights Horizons in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The 6th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony will be presented Monday, June 1, 2015 beginning at 5 p.m. at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street) and hosted by writer and performer, Lisa Kron. (more...)

New Works by Paula Vogel & Colman Domingo Set for Vineyard Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonNew Works by Paula Vogel & Colman Domingo Set for Vineyard Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

New plays by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paula Vogel and the actor and playwright Colman Domingo will be produced by the Vineyard Theatre during 2015-16 season, it has been announced by Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern. A third mainstage production for next season is still to be announced. Vineyard Theatre is located at 108 E. 15 St. in New York City. (more...)

Indican Pictures Acquires Sci-Fi Psychological Thriller WINDSOR DRIVEIndican Pictures Acquires Sci-Fi Psychological Thriller WINDSOR DRIVE
by Movies News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Multi-talented filmmaker, Natalie Bible', makes her feature-length directorial debut with the hypnotic, psychological thriller Windsor Drive. (more...)

Circle Theatre Relaunches with New Artistic TeamCircle Theatre Relaunches with New Artistic Team
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

CIRCLE THEATRE has announced a new artistic team as it prepares to launch into its first full season in over a year. Circle Theatre began in Oak Park, IL back in 1985 by Karen Skinner, Wayne Buidens and Joseph Bass, where it produced multiple world premieres and earned over 40 Joseph Jefferson Awards in its 28-year residency. After officially transitioning to the city proper in 2013 with the remount of its Jeff Award-winning When the Rain Stops Falling (director: John Gawlik), Circle Theatre produced two more musicals (Death Takes a Holiday and Edges) before taking a break from producing to re-group as an artistic ensemble.  (more...)

Review Roundup: DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL Opens in Las VegasReview Roundup: DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL Opens in Las Vegas
by Review Roundups - Apr 21, 2015

Based on the best-selling book The Duck Commander Family by Willie and Korie Robertson, DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL made its world premiere at the Crown Theater inside Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on April 15. The talented cast features Broadway veterans and Las Vegas locals who will join the company in celebration of the Robertson family's rags-to-riches story. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Interviews: Young Reed Shannon Talks MOTOWN THE MUSICALBWW Interviews: Young Reed Shannon Talks MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Don Grigware - Apr 21, 2015

Actor Reed Shannon is currently on tour with Motown the Musical playing Young Berry Gordy, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. In our chat he talks about preparing for these roles and his young theatre life so far. Unbelievable! You are playing Berry Gordy, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson when they were young like you. How difficult is it for you to differenciate between the 3 boys? What do you have to do physically and mentally to portray them? Did you watch tapes or listen to CDs to get the voices just right? I know Jackson performed young but I'm not sure about Little Stevie Wonder. (more...)

Jack Countryman's Graduation Books Surpass One Million SoldJack Countryman's Graduation Books Surpass One Million Sold
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

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Missy Michael Jamieson and Paige McNamara to Lead Peregrine Theatre's CARRIE THE MUSICAL; Full Cast Announced!Missy Michael Jamieson and Paige McNamara to Lead Peregrine Theatre's CARRIE THE MUSICAL; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Casting is complete for CARRIE the musical directed by Christopher Betts, musical director Peter Hodgson and choreography by Amanda Pinto. Peregrine Theatre Ensemble will be performing its entire 2015 season in the old high school auditorium at Provincetown Schools, 12 Winslow Street in Provincetown MA. (more...)

National Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature MOTOWN, CINDERELLA & MoreNational Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature MOTOWN, CINDERELLA & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Broadway at the National announces its 2015-16 season, featuring the Washington premieres of Motown The Musical, the story of Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, the Tony® Award-winning Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, with its fresh new take on the beloved tale, and the reconceived adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, featuring additional new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The full subscription series also includes the highly anticipated return of Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, as well as everyone's favorite orphan, Annie. (more...)

Sky-Pony & The Deafening with Brendan Maclean to Play 42W, 5/21Sky-Pony & The Deafening with Brendan Maclean to Play 42W, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

On May 21, Brooklyn-based band Sky-Pony (led by Tony nominee Lauren Worsham) will hit the stage at club 42W, on a bill with The Deafening (led by Tony winner Lena Hall) and Australian pop star Brendan Maclean. Also appearing: special guests Grace McLean and Emmy winner Lance Horne. It's part of the Broadway the Hardway series, presented by Jacob Langfelder, which showcases rock groups with Broadway connections. (more...)

13th Street Rep to Hold 'Teach-In' on Gay Theater After MAD ABOUT THE BOY, 4/2613th Street Rep to Hold 'Teach-In' on Gay Theater After MAD ABOUT THE BOY, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

The 13th Street Repertory Theater will present a teach-in on the history of gay musical theater, and gay songs in pop music, following the performances next Sunday (April 26th) at 2 pm and 7 pm of its current hit musical 'Mad About the Boy.' The presentation will be moderated by ASCAP Award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa (creator of 'Mad About the Boy'), and will feature members of the cast, joined by a special surprise guest. (more...)

David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire, are thrilled to announce the casting for Berkshire Theatre Group's 87th summer season. (more...)

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