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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!


The 2016 Patrick White Playwrights' Award and Fellowship Calls for Entries
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Sydney Theatre Company is inviting applications from Australia's talented playwrights for the 2016 PatRick White Playwrights' Award and PatRick White Playwrights' Fellowship. The prizes are designed to benefit both emerging and established writers and have a total prize pool of $32,500. (more...)

BURIED CHILD, Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play, Announces Final Casting, Including Charlotte Hope, of GAME OF THRONES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Charlotte Hope (Myranda in Game of Thrones, Allied, A United Kingdom), Jack Fortune (King Lear, Route Irish, Sparkling Cyanide), Barnaby Kay (A Streetcar Named Desire, The Real Thing, Wuthering Heights) and Gary Shelford (Twelfth Night, Angry Young Man) join the previously announced multi award-winning, international star Ed Harris (forthcoming HBO series from J.J. Abrams & Jonathan Nolan; Westworld, Pollock, The Hours and The Truman Show), Golden Globe winner Amy Madigan (Twice in a Lifetime, Roe vs. Wade), and Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, The Railway Man, Now is Good) to complete the cast in Sam Shepard's Pulitzer & Obie prize winning play, Buried Child, following a critically acclaimed New York run earlier this year. (more...)

FROM PAGE TO STAGE Announces Casting for New Musical Readings
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The From Page to Stage season of new musical theatre has announced the casting for its three semi-staged readings: Whatsonstage Award nominee Beverley Klein (Platonov, Ivanov, National Theatre; Candide; ENO), Ian Reddington (EastEnders; Coronation Street), Gerard McCarthy (Beautiful Thing; Hollyoaks), Jodie Jacobs (Rock of Ages, Shafetsbury Theatre; Legally Blonde, Kilworth House) and Union J's Jaymi Hensley are all taking part in the season at Tristan Bates Theatre this autumn. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Double Switch' Episode of PITCH on FOX
by - Sep 30, 2016

On the next episode of the new drama series PITCH on FOX titled "Double Switch" - The Padres are hyped up to play the Cardinals, whose pitcher broke Tommy’s finger in an altercation, but Ginny is rattled when she spots her ex-boyfriend, Trevor, on the team. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Patrick Rinn Brings ROSE GARDEN to The Triad
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 29, 2016

Tommy Tune and an overflow audience at The Triad on 72nd street met Patrick Rinn last night, and Broadwayworld was also there.   (more...)

Mark DeGarmo Honors Deborah Jowitt In Dance For Dance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Mark DeGarmo Dance will honor dance writer DEBORAH JOWITT with the 2016 'Educational Visionary' Lifetime Achievement Award to celebrate her many accomplishments.  Ms. Jowitt danced with notable names such as Jose Limon and Anna Sokolow, choreographed works shown in venues in both the United States and overseas, published articles in The New York Times, The Village Voice and Dance Magazine, among others, and has lectured, taught and conducted workshops at universities in the U.S. and abroad.  (more...)

Michelle Dorrance and Nicholas Young to Receive JUBA! Awards This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), which creates community through American tap and contemporary percussive arts in world-class, innovative performance, education and outreach programs, hosts its 26th Jubalee Gala. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch the Teaser for Our New Series: DANCE CAPTAIN DANCE ATTACK with Ben Cameron!
by Ben Cameron - Sep 29, 2016

BroadwayWorld is proud to announce our latest exclusive series: DANCE CAPTAIN DANCE ATTACK!   (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, October 15, 2016
by - Sep 29, 2016

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, October 15, 2016! (more...)

OSF's New 'American Revolutions' Commissions Make National Impact
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's growing reputation as an incubator for some of the best new American plays continues this fall and winter, as commissions from the "American Revolutions: The United States History Cycle" program and other new work will grace stages across the country. (more...)

VASCO's eSignLive Supports Salesforce Customers Globally with Compliance and Data Privacy at Dreamforce 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

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Tigertown Premieres PAPERNOTE from Newly Announced EP, Ahead of European Panic! At the Disco Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Today, Sydney alt pop foursome Tigertown release their brand new single “Papernote” of their forthcoming EP of the same name, which arrives next month via Neon Gold / Atlantic Records ahead of a sold out European tour supporting Panic! At The Disco. Popjustice premiered the track here, describing it “Brace yourself: here's double-chorused pensivepop marvel”. (more...)

BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at the Hippodrome - A Show for All Seasons
by Tina Collins - Sep 29, 2016

A high energy musical history of The Four Seasons that hits all the right notes. (more...)

Paul Jost to Perform Jazzy BORN TO RUN at The Bitter End This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

When Bruce Springsteen debuted Born to Run live in 1975, it was at The Bottom Line in Greenwich Village, around the corner from The Bitter End.  And, now on Tuesday, October 18 at 7 p.m., vocalist/arranger Paul Jost is performing his jazz interpretation of Born to Run with a Live Recording at The Bitter End, 147 Bleecker Street, NY. (more...)

Breaking News: JERSEY BOYS to Take Final Bow in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

One of London's best loved musicals, Jersey Boys, will close at the Piccadilly Theatre on Sunday 26 March 2017 following nine amazing years in London. (more...)

State Theatre New Jersey Presents THE MIDTOWN MEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

State Theatre New Jersey presents The Midtown Men on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 8pm. The Midtown Men is a group featuring four of the original Broadway cast members of the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning hit Broadway musical Jersey Boys.Tickets range from $35-$75. (more...)

Global Sources 2016 fall trade shows in Hong Kong to feature more than 8,500 booths of electronics, gifts, home and fashion items
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

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MITF: Raising the Curtain on a Brighter Future for the Arts in New York
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Starting with our Autumn Arts, MITF will also serve as a place for artists emerging from colleges and special programs to enter into the professional world with abundant support from an experienced artistic and academic advisory. Now, established professionals and the next generation can join in. (more...)

Prince's Protege Liv Warfield to Return to The Iridium; 2016 Shows Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Just announced at The Iridium: Prince's protege LIV WARFIELD on October 15 & 16! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Career Transition For Dancers Celebrates 31st Anniversary Jubilee
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Last night's Career Transition For Dancers 31st Anniversary Jubilee at the New York Marriott Marquis? was a great success. The evening honored Joe Lanteri/the New York City Dance Alliance? Foundation, and philanthropists Barbara and Donald Tober for Outstanding Contributions to the World of Dance. The gala benefit evening raised  $800,000 and was presented by the Lloyd E. Rigler-Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation and benefits The Actors Fund's CTFD services for the dance community. (more...)

Photo Coverage: American Theatre Wing Honors Tony Winner Cicely Tyson
by Walter McBride - Sep 27, 2016

Just last night, the American Theatre Wing honored legendary Tony Award-winning actress Cicely Tyson at its annual gala at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South). Tony Award winners Cynthia Erivo and Adriane Lenox, as well as Tony Award nominees Danielle Brooks and Saycon Sengbloh performed for the special night. (more...)

Shooter Jennings Black Ribbons: Ultimate Edition Out 11/8; Pre-Order Now
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Shooter Jennings recently announced the newly packaged and remastered version of his critically acclaimed groundbreaking album Black Ribbons: The Ultimate Edition to hit stores on Election Day, November 8, 2016. (more...)

Kurt Baker Combo to Release 'In Orbit', 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

A master of hooks and melody, Kurt Baker's music embodies a feel-good spirit wrapped in a punk rock sheen inspired by music of decades past. The Kurt Baker Combo will release In Orbit on October 28 via Wicked Cool Records. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BARDY BUNCH Celebrates Opening Night at Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

THE BARDY BUNCH: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady, the musical parody by Stephen Garvey that gained cult status during its Off-Broadway run in 2014, runs in a limited engagement in Chicago, September 16 through November 20, at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. The show's all-star cast will portray the Brady and Partridge families, just after the ABC Network ceased airing their chronicles in 1974, in a blood-soaked, vengeance-fueled, lust-filled crossover episode of Shakespearean proportions. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Marcus Center-Arts Connect Continues Outreach Workshop with RAVE ON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and Milwaukee Public Schools continue to team up for an outreach program called Arts Connect. The Center is thrilled to continue to offer this program to area youth and is working with Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience to offer a workshop for students at MPS' Riverside University High School. This program is designed to allow these students to experience the various aspects of the performing arts including exploration of various college and career possibilities. Students will work with Billy McGuigan, creator and star, on Thursday, October 6 at 1:00 pm at the MPS' Riverside University High School. (more...)

STYX Salutes Pittsburgh Steelers in Concert; Will Perform National Anthem During SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

As any STYX fan in Pittsburgh, PA knows, their signature track 'Renegade' has been an adopted theme song of the Pittsburgh Steelers football team for over a decade. (more...)

Two Virtuosi Extraordinaires Play MUSIC BY THE SEA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Music by the Sea presents Ambre Hammond on the piano and Ian Cooper on the violin - a vivacious blend of Classical, Gypsy and Jazz music at Sandgate Town Hall on Saturday 1st October, 7:30pm. Each a virtuoso in their own right, violinist, Ian Cooper and pianist, Ambre Hammond began learning their instruments before they started school. Classical, Tango, Gypsy, Irish, Country, Swing and the Blues, all delivered with their trade-mark wit and enthusiasm. Be amazed and entertained as these two instrumental geniuses try to out-do each other. Ian Cooper and Ambre Hammond are not just a concert, they're an experience. (more...)

BWW Review: Catch The 'Jersey Boys' While You Can
by BWW Staff - Sep 26, 2016

To call JERSEY BOYS a 'jukebox musical' is downright myopic, as underneath the musical's cotton-candy pop hits lies a piercing story of ambition, love, drugs, sex, greed, failures, triumphs, and yes, family values. However, it would take more than a fanatic mind to look beyond those monster hits to see the real heart of the show--one that tells of realities past that still ring true in today's cutthroat music industry. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Again Into January in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand for tickets, David Mirvish the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers have announced that the Canadian premiere production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL is once again forcing them to extend its run, this time through January 8th, 2017. This will be the final extension, MATILDA must leave Toronto after its final performance on January 8th. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Bardy Bunch at The Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

THE BARDY BUNCH: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady, the musical parody by Stephen Garvey that gained cult status during its Off-Broadway run in 2014, is excited to announce casting for its limited engagement in Chicago, September 16 through November 27, at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. The show's all-star cast will portray the Brady and Partridge families, just after the ABC Network ceased airing their chronicles in 1974, in a blood-soaked, vengeance-fueled, lust-filled crossover episode of Shakespearean proportions. (more...)

Iconotheatrix Brings New Life to Killer Classic in CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Iconotheatrix presents Carrie: The Musical October 20-23, 2016 at The MATCH (Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston). In this revamped, contemporary version of the famous (and infamous) 1988 production, Carrie: The Musical follows a young woman, Carrie White (Courtlin Parisher) with telekinetic powers. An outcast at school, where she is bullied viciously for her differences, Carrie is also lost at home, with a fervently religious mother, Margaret White (guest artist, Rachel Landon) whose love traps her in its maw. When PE teacher, Miss Gardner (guest artist Morgan Kaupert), kind classmate Sue Snell (Jackie Cortina), and boyfriend Tommy Ross (Brendan Morrow) reach out to try and help Carrie, it seems that for once, Carrie might have a shot at being accepted. But Chris Hargensen (Cassidy D'Agostino), the class's most vicious bully, and Billy Nolan (Alex Kerry), her not-so-bright boyfriend, have other ideas. Pushed to the brink, Carrie's powers threaten to overwhelm her, and devour everyone around her in flame. (more...)

American Pops Orchestra Launches LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will launch the 12:15 PM lunchtime concert series "THIRD THURSDAYS" to highlight the unique musical personalities and special talents of the members of their acclaimed ensemble at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational, UCC Washington - 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001). Admission to the 30 minute events are free, but a free-will offering will benefit the DC Youth Orchestra Program, where Mr. Frazier is an Artist-in-Residence.  (more...)

9th Annual HallowBaloo Features Erykah Badu and Expanded Venues
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The 9th Annual Hallowbaloo Music & Arts Festival returns for another year of Halloween cheer on Saturday, October 29th. Always on the top of everyone's list of to-do's for the weekend, the festival presents its biggest lineup ever, headlined by DJ Low Down Loretta Brown aka Erykah Badu. The Hallowbaloo Street Festival returns to the Hawaii State Art Museum and surrounding neighborhood, while Club Hallowbaloo expands to include both Chinatown and Aloha Tower Marketplace venues with complimentary trolley service connecting each area. Tickets go on-sale this Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at hallowbaloo.eventbrite.com. (more...)

Cigna Foundation Workplace Wellness Summit Set in Dubai, Oct. 11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Leading multi-national employers in Dubai will discuss the health and well-being of the workforce at the Cigna Foundation Workplace Wellness Summit taking place Oct. 11 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Employers, NGOs, academicians, medical professionals and others with an interest in workforce health and well-being are invited. Seated is limited, and there is no registration fee. (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Finds Full Company, Kicks Off Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Rehearsals began today 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. The show is produced by Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING in Chicago Return
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Presented by the original New York producers, in conjunction with Chicago Theater Works, one of Chicago's longest running, smash hit shows, Tony n' Tina's Wedding, returns to the Windy City through December 30 only with a press opening on Thursday, September 29. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Strong Performances Distinguish Portland Players' BONNIE AND CLYDE
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Sep 26, 2016

Portland Players opened its 86th season with an intense production of the Ivan Menchell-Don Black-Frank Wildhorn musical, Bonnie and Clyde, about the legendary Depression-era American outlaws. The 2009 musical theatre retelling of the short and violent lives of this pair, who robbed banks and left scores of dead victims in their wake as they evaded the law in a misguided quest for notoriety, puts a romantic spin on their legend at the same time that it does not side step the grittier aspects of this tale. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JERSEY BOYS in Manila; Show Runs Thru Oct. 16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

Together with Metrobank Card Corporation, Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group's (ATEG) production of Broadway and West End smash musical JERSEY BOYS 'opened to a thunderous standing ovation on Friday at the Meralco Theatre. JERSEY BOYS is fashioned like a behind-the-scenes documentary, using the four seasons--winter, spring, summer, fall--as a device to neatly tell the story of the group's rise and fall--and subsequent rise.' -ABS-CBNNews.com (more...)

The Ricardo Montalban Theatre to Host Fall 2016 Launch Party
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The Ricardo Montalban Theatre presents its wonderfully diverse fall-winter programming schedule during a private open house and reception on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. (more...)

From Backstage to Center-Stage, Tommy Tune's Production Manager, Patrick Rinn, Returns to The Triad Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

After receiving degrees in Performing Arts, Choreography and Directing from Emerson College, Patrick Rinn was whisked away to N.Y.C. with Grand Hotel - The Musical as a Production Assistant and found himself working for 10 Time Tony award winner, Tommy Tune as his personal assistant. After taking a brief break from his duties and dabbling in some TV and movie work. (more...)

The Wallis & LADCC Announce New Session of the Students Arts Reporters
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

 Continuing its successful partnership, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) announce the second edition of the well-received education program designed for students, ages 12-18, interested in journalism and arts criticism.  (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

Cast Announced for Sondheim's PASSION at Musically Human Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Additional casting has been announced for Musically Human Theatre's production of the Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musicalPassion, according to David Norwood, the company's producing artistic director and director of Passion. (more...)

Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Natalie Douglas and More Coming Up This Fall at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for October 3-9, featuring the Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Natalie Douglas, Barbara Carroll, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Billy Lewis Jr. of Fox's Glee Will Star in Off-Broadway Rock Odyssey THE PORTAL at Minetta Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The New York premiere of THE PORTAL will begin an Off-Broadway open-ended run on October 27, 2016 at the Minetta Lane Theatre. THE PORTAL is a rock odyssey conceived and directed by Luke Comer, with original music composed by Tierro Lee and Luke Comer, starring Billy Lewis Jr. (Mason McCarthy on the Fox series 'Glee'), and choreographed by Jessica Chen. Opening night is set for Sunday, November 13. (more...)

Jeremy Irvine Joins Golden Globe Winners and Oscar Nominees Ed Harris and Amy Madigan in BURIED CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

One of the finest actors of his generation, Jeremy Irvine (Steven Spielberg's War Horse, The Railway Man, Now is Good and forthcoming films Fallen, Billionaire Boys Club, and This Beautiful Fantastic) will make his West End debut in Sam Shepard's Pulitzer & Obie prize winning play, Buried Child. (more...)

Syracuse University Department of Drama Presents NINE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

From the streets of Venice to the stages of the Syracuse University Department of Drama comes the classic 1982 Broadway musical Nine from September 30 to October 8 in the Archbold Theatre at the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex, 820 E. Genesee St. (more...)

Photo Flash: Court Theatre Presents THE MAN IN THE RING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Based on the true story of six-time world champion boxer Emile Griffith, Man in the Ring charts Emile's humble beginnings in the U.S. Virgin Islands to his infamous match against his archrival Benny "Kid" Paret. When Benny challenges Emile's sexual identity, Griffith responds in the ring and leaves a mark that lingers long after their legendary encounter. Man in the Ring is a story of violence, love, and life under the public eye-and one man's fight to get the world back in his corner. (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth, Tommy Tune, Stars of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and More Set for CTFD's 2016 Jubilee
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Actors Fund will honor Joe Lanteri / The NYC Dance Alliance, and philanthropists Barbara and Donald Tober at the Career Transition For Dancers (CTFD) 31st Anniversary Jubilee on Monday, September 26 at 6 pm at the New York Marriott Marquis (1535 Broadway). (more...)

Stage Door Theatre Presents Kevin Black's SWING! SWING! SWING!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Kevin Black's recent hit production, The Soul of Motor City, had audiences on their feet and dancing in the aisles.  The show received a Carbonell recommendation, and was extended numerous times past its originally scheduled closing date.  It's no wonder then, that Stage Door Theatre's Executive Producer Derelle Bunn has asked Black to develop another brand new show for her ever-popular theatre. (more...)

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