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Holborn end of Shaftesbury Avenue

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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!

MAD ABOUT THE BOY Cast Album is Out Now!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The cast album for Chip Deffaa's hit gay musical, 'Mad About the Boy,' which broke box-office records at New York's historic 13th Street Repertory Theater, is out now.  (more...)

Theatre By The Sea Announces Spectacular 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Bill Hanney is pleased to announce the full lineup for the 2017 Season at the historic Theatre By The Sea (TBTS). The four-show subscription season will include BEEHIVE The '60s Musical, THE MUSIC MAN, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and THE PRODUCERS. Tickets are on sale May 6 online at, and May 7 by phone (401-782-8587), and at the Box Office Window (364 Cards Pond Road in Wakefield, RI) which opens at noon for in person sales. Patrons who visit the box office in person on May 7 are encouraged to bring their family to enjoy complimentary light snacks and to explore the beautiful seaside grounds and gardens. (more...)

True Moon Share Live Session Video for 'Honey'; Debut Album Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Where lead single 'Sugar' arrives a fierce and intense dark-pop salvo, 'Honey' offers a stark, sensual and dangerously seductive flipside to True Moon's enchanting debut (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, May 13, 2017
by - Apr 28, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, May 13, 2017! (more...)

British Comedic Legend Tommy Maitland to Host ABC's Talent Competition THE GONG SHOW
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

British comedic legend Tommy Maitland has been announced to host ABC's irreverent talent show competition THE GONG SHOW, which premieres on THURSDAY, JUNE 22 at 10:00 p.m. EDT. (more...)

Ozzy Osbourne And Zakk Wylde Reunite for 2017 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

For the first time in more than a decade, OZZY OSBOURNE and Zakk Wylde are together again. (more...)

CAP21 Graduating Class, Curtis Stigers and More Coming Up This Spring at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for May 8-May 14, featuring Curtis Stigers, The Graduating Class of CAP21, Mari Koga, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Celebrities - Including Emma Stone, Lena Dunham, Michael Phelps and Jesse Eisenberg - Join the Child Mind Institute's Month-Long #MyYoungerSelf Social Campaign to End th
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017


FRIDAY 5 (+1): Griffin, LaCardo and Horst from CCP's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 28, 2017

Directed by Bryce McDonald and featuring a cast that includes Ross Griffin (as Jerry Lee Lewis), Daniel W. Black (Carl Perkins), Edward LaCardo (Elvis Presley) and Steven Horst (Johnny Cash) as the titular quartet, Million Dollar Quartet is sure to set box office records in Crossville where you are likely to find the very best musical theater this side of Broadway. (more...)

RENT to Rock the Gateway in Bellport Village
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

RENT, Jonathan Larson's famed rock opera that changed the course of a generation, opens at The Gateway in Bellport Village on Wednesday, May 17 and runs through June 3. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for BANDSTAND!
by Walter McBride - Apr 27, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics byRobert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opened last at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there at opening night and we're taking you to the red carpet below! (more...)

Scoop: TRAINING DAY on CBS - Saturday, May 20, 2017
by TV Scoop - Apr 27, 2017

Get all the scoop on TRAINING DAY, airing on CBS on Saturday, May 20, 2017! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hell in a Handbag's LADY X: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Hell in a Handbag Productions opens its 15th season with the world premiere of LADY X: THE MUSICAL, a shocking expose ripped from the headlines of yesteryear, playing now through June 8, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago. The press opening is this Friday, April 28, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Leading Gay Writers Join Forces To Tell Stories Of Our Lives Over 7 Decades
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Outlaws to In-laws, which gets its world premiere at London's King's Head Theatre from 29 August - 23 September, is dedicated to the struggles and joys of gay men connecting with each other over the last seven decades.   (more...)

CABARET to Play San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present, direct from Broadway, the national tour of SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET, playing San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden, San Jose) June 6-11, 2017. Press night for CABARET will be held on Tuesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

The Rolling Stones EXHIBITIONISM Partners With Vamonde To Create Digital Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism, produced by iEC Exhibitions!, is thrilled to team up with Vamonde, a mobile storytelling platform, to create an interactive experience that will allow Vamonde app users the chance to explore the band's historic Chicago locations featured in Navy Pier's latest exhibit.   Exhibitionism at Navy Pier is a blockbuster music experience that takes guests through The Rolling Stones' expansive career and showcases over 500 rare artifacts. This 18,000 square-foot exhibit runs for a limited time in Chicago through July 30, 2017. For more information and to book tickets to Exhibitionism, visit (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Starz's Hit Drama Series POWER Returns This June
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Today, Starz announced the highly-anticipated Season Four return of the #1 hit STARZ Original series POWER on Sunday, June 25, starting at 12:01 am on the STARZ app and On Demand. (more...)

Teaching Young Artists to Stage Area Premiere of CRY-BABY THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Drama Learning Center's professional training company for emerging young artists will present the area premiere of new Cry-Baby the Musical this June. (more...)

Jenna Ushkowitz, Hannah Elless, and More Take the Stage Tonight for 54 SINGS ED SHEERAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Tonight, Broadway's most emotional belters will gather on the Feinstein's/54 Below stage to sing some of Ed Sheeran's biggest hits. Audiences can expect to hear beloved classics mixed in with new and niche numbers, ranging from "A-Team" to "I'm A Mess," "Happier," "Photograph," and many more. Join some of your favorite Broadway stars for a night of drinking, crying, pouring our hearts out, and trying to find a bit of optimism in the mess of it all! (more...)

Eight Shows Supported by Greenwich Theatre Confirmed for Brighton Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Greenwich Theatre is set to have an unprecedented profile at this year's Brighton Fringe, with no less than eight productions heading for The Warren either co-produced or supported by the South London venue. (more...)

Beacon Arts Centre Announce May - August Season
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 26, 2017

Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock announces its 2017 May - August season. (more...)

QUESTLOVE SUPREME Season Two Now Live On Pandora
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Pandora today released the first episode of the second season of QUESTLOVE SUPREME. The weekly show, available exclusively on Pandora, is hosted by Questlove (more...)

WOODY SEZ and THE ARAN ISLANDS Slated for Summer at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced its Summer 2017 Season. On the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage will be WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE, directed by Nick Corley (Kissing Jessica Stein). (more...)

Cristin Milioti, Thomas Sadoski, and More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival Season; Additional Programming Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) has announced additional details in casting for the 2017 summer season including, Cristin Milioti, Thomas Sadoski, Steven Pasquale, Cynthia Erivo, Alexandra Socha and many more to join.  Additional details on the popular Fridays@3 Reading Series have also been announced.   (more...)

Mitchell Walker and AKA Studio Productions presents Reading of Sally Nemeth's MILL FIRE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Mitchell Walker and AKA Studio Productions (The Dodgers, Photo Op) produce a reading of 'Mill Fire' by Sally Nemeth on May 1st, 2017 at Alchemical Theatre Laboratory, NYC.  (more...)

Norm Lewis Comes to Landmark on Main Street
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Tony Award-nominee Norm Lewis, off-Broadway's newest Sweeney Todd, to spend Friday evening, April 28th at the Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street. (more...)

Doritos Rocks Out With 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' for Out-of-this-World Soundtrack Release
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The galactic beats are dropping once moresnackable style. (more...)

INNOVATION + LEADERSHIP presents Rock Climber Tommy Caldwell
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Music Hall's Innovation and Leadership series will present the legendary rock climber Tommy Caldwell, on Friday, May 19, 2017.  Caldwell, the first person to free-climb the Dawn Wall of Yosemite's El Capitan, will discuss his recently-released memoir, THE PUSH: A Climber's Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond the Limits. The book chronicles his exhilarating and odds-defying journey to becoming one of the world's greatest athletes. In the vein of adventure memoirs (such as Cheryl Strayed's Wild) and fascinating sports narratives (such as Christopher McDougall's Born to Run),THE PUSH is an arresting account of navigating challenges, testing limits, and following your passion-and a powerful reminder of the extraordinary potential we all hold within us. (more...)

John Dewey to Reprise Title Role in BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at BCP and Kimmel Center; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Full casting details for the smash summer musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story have been announced prior to runs at both Bucks County Playhouse and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre's Stage Readings of LOVE AND REAL ESTATE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of Love and Real Estate, three one-act musicals with book and lyrics by Sean Hartley and music by Sam Davis. (more...)

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Picks Standout Theatrical Moments of the Year!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

On Monday night, April 24th, at its semi-annual Membership meeting, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, the national theatrical union representing stage directors and choreographers across the United States, announced the 2016-2017 Top Ten "Standout Moments." (more...)

KINKY BOOTS, GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE, THE LION KING and More Slated for 2017-18 Broadway in Boise Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Morrison Center, in collaboration with MagicSpace Entertainment, has announced its exciting Fred Meyer Broadway in Boise 2017-2018 Season. This season's lineup includes something for everyone. (more...)

Xperimental Puppetry Theater to Take the Stage at the Center for Puppetry Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Xperimental Puppetry Theater (XPT) will take the stage at the Center for Puppetry Arts, May 11-14. XPT is the Center's platform for new, innovative works for puppet theater, allowing artists from all disciplines to present original pieces conceived and designed for adult audiences. This year's featured artists will present a variety of puppetry styles, including live performances, short films and an art installation.  (more...)

New Musical TEMPLE to Receive Industry Presentation at The Pershing Square Signature Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

An invitation-only reading of the new musical Temple will take place on Friday, April 28th at 3pm at Signature Theatre (rehearsal studio - 480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036).  Temple features a book and lyrics by Silvia Peto, music by Norman Durkee, additional music by Constantine Kitsopoulos, and will be directed by Gabriel Barre. (more...)

Tommy Castro, Griffin House, Louis Prima Jr. and More Coming to City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces multi-Blues Music Award winner Tommy Castro and his band The Painkillers, two shows from alternative rock band The Church, genre-mashing Louis Prima Jr. & The Witnesses and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, April 27 at noon at (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Muny announced today its full cast and design teams for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, the third production of its 99th season, which plays July 5-11. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is proudly sponsored by Clarkson Eyecare. (more...)

Tracey Scott Wilson's BUZZER to Make Philadelphia Premiere at Theatre Exile
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

After a sold-out run for Lost Girls, Theatre Exile closes their 20th anniversary season with Buzzer by Tracey Scott Wilson. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ANASTASIA
by Walter McBride - Apr 25, 2017

The stage adaption of the animated classic, ANASTASIA opened on Broadway just last night at the Broadhurst Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and we're taking you to the red carpet below! (more...)

Can Can's Chris Pink Named Mayor of Pike Place Market
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

With great excitement, Can Can Kitchen and Cabaret today announced that its artistic director and founder Chris Pink has been named the new Mayor of Pike Place Market. A tradition decades old, Mr. Pink is the third Mayor in the succession and was selected by leaders within the Pike Place Market vendor family, including the very first Mayor, for his keen eye for fun and spectacle, and ability to accent the true wonders that make up the world-famous destination. (more...)

Jason Forbach and Phoenix Best Sign on for Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Jason Forbach, who was recently featured in the Broadway revival of Les Miserables and Phoenix Best who made her Broadway debut in The Color Purple will star in this summer's production of Evita at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. (more...)

Basin Street Records Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Celebration with All-Star Jazz Fest Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Jazz Fest is upon us, and that means countless music-fans will be making a pilgrimage to the birthplace of jazz, and all-around one-of-a-kind city, New Orleans to enjoy music, fun, and unrivaled spring weather. (more...)

MTC's Role-Swapping THE LITTLE FOXES, Starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, Extends on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced a two-week extension for Manhattan Theatre Club's universally acclaimed new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

On Friday, April 28, Center Theatre Group will launch the newly created free concert event 'Broadway at Grand Park' from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. with cast members from the Ahmanson Theatre's 'Into the Woods' and 'Jersey Boys' performing some of the biggest hits from these popular shows. (more...)

NYU Symphony to Premiere Fabled Composer Sheldon Harnick's THE TORTOISE AND THE TWO DUCKS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The NYU Symphony will perform a three-part celebration of new and classic works at the Frederick Loewe Theatre on Monday, May 8 at 8 pm. The program will be conducted by Eduardo Leandro in his NYU debut. (more...)

Scoop: THE MIDDLE on ABC - Tuesday, May 9, 2017
by - Apr 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE MIDDLE, airing on ABC on Tuesday, May 9, 2017! (more...)

Davis Gaines to Fight Windmills in MAN OF LA MANCHA at La Mirada Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the fifth show of its 2016-2017 season, Davis Gaines starring in his Ovation award-winning role as Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA, with book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, music by Mitch Leigh, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo, choreography by Patti Colombo and directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Comes from Away to Chat with Jenn Colella
by Theater People Podcast - Apr 24, 2017

On Monday, April 24 the Theater People podcast welcome's COME FROM AWAY star Jenn Colella. For the episode, Colella recounts her experience with the new Broadway musical--based on true events--from winning the role to meeting and befriending her real-life counterpart. She also shares fascinating stories from her previous work on Broadway. (more...)

Two Chances to Catch BUGS! The New Musical from Jonesalee, presented by Asheville Creative Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Asheville Creative Arts (ACA), Asheville's professional children's theatre who recently produced the acclaimed production, THE LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD SHOW, continues its 5th Milestone Season with two exciting May events: (more...)

Philadelphia Performers Celebrate Broadway in Manayunk
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Some of Philadelphia's biggest musical theater stars are teaming up for a one-night only salute to the Great White Way. The Summer Club Salutes Broadway will feature a 17-piece live big band performing hits from Jersey Boys, The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, Cabaret, and more at the Venice Island Performing Arts Center (7 Lock Street, Philadelphia) at 8PM on May 1. (more...)

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