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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!

BWW Reviews: Hyper-Gender Glam Rock Goes Family Friendly in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by Michael Dale - Apr 24, 2014

With the exception of Bertolt Brecht plays and Robert Mapplethorpe photographs, there not a subversive work of art that doesn't eventually get accepted as nostalgic family friendly fun. (more...)

BullsEye Radio Adds Celebrity Interviews to Their Website
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

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Tracy Morgan, Gilbert Gottfried, Ben Bailey & More Set for Carolines On Broadway in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Carolines on Broadway announces its all-star line-up of talent for the month of May 2014, highlighted by headliners Chris Hardwick, host of Comedy Central's "@midnight" and AMC's "The Talking Dead," May 1 - 3; Gilbert Gottfried, from Sirius XM Radio's "The Howard Stern Show," and the film "The Aristocrats," one night only, May 7; Ben Bailey, host of Discovery's "Cash Cab," May 8 - 10; Earthquake, host of WBLS-FM's "Quake's House" and BET's "The Game," May 15 - 18; Tracy Morgan, from his new Comedy Central stand-up special "Bona Fide" and from NBC's "30 Rock" and "Saturday Night Live," Memorial Day Weekend, May 22 - 25; and Jeff Ross, "The Roastmaster General," host of Comedy Central's "The Burn with Jeff Ross," May 29 - June 1. (more...)

STYX & Foreigner to Release 'The Soundtrack Of Summer' Exclusively at Walmart, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Responsible for some of Rock's most indelible summer anthems, legendary groups FOREIGNER and STYX will release THE SOUNDTRACK OF SUMMER on May 6 to coincide with their highly anticipated tour of the same name, which also features very special guest DON FELDER, former guitarist of The Eagles. The album, which features 16 classics by both bands, will be available exclusively at Walmart. Pre-orders are available on Walmart's website. (more...)

PRG's Fred Gallo Receives the Third Annual 'Backstage Legends and Masters' Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

NEW YORK, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Production Resource Group, LLC. (PRG) extended warmest congratulations this week to Fred Gallo, President of PRG's scenic services division on receipt of the Backstage Legends and Masters Award. The Broadway Technical Theatre History Project at Purchase College–SUNY honored the industry renowned technical supervisor on Monday evening, April 21 st in a ceremony at the Performing Arts Center on the College's campus in Purchase, NY.  The award presented by the project annually recognizes an individual that is selected by a panel of distinguished professionals who represent a variety of Broadway production specialties. (more...)

AtTask and WebDAM Announce Strategic Partnership and Launch Integration
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

SAN MATEO, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/  AtTask, a leading cloud Marketing Work Management provider, and WebDAM, a leader in digital asset management, announced a strategic partnership today and launched a joint integration of their marketing-focused technologies. (more...)

Jim Findlay's DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER Set for Times Square, 5/9-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Time Square Arts, in partnership with Allied Partners and Brickman Real Estate, will present Jim Findlay's Dream of the Red Chamber, a performance for a sleeping audience, produced by Collapsable Giraffe and 3-Legged Dog. (more...)

The One-Minute Play Festival Coming to Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The New York based company, The One-Minute Play Festival (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director) and the Central Heating Lab at ACT- A Contemporary Theatre create a dynamic partnership to bring The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) to Seattle for the first time. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tommy Tune Plays Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 23, 2014

Tommy Tune, the nine-time Tony Award-winning singer/actor/dancer, will make his Cafe Carlyle debut with More Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales, through May 3. The show features Musical Director Michael Biagi on piano. BroadwayWord brings you photos from his concert below! (more...)

APAC's Artistic Director Tom Wojtunik to Step Down
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) announced today that Artistic Director Tom Wojtunik will be stepping down from his position as Artistic Director on June 30th, 2014. During Wojtunik's six years as Artistic Director, he successfully raised the company's artistic profile and solidified APAC's place as a respected developer and producer of new works. For his final production, he will direct Rodgers & Hammerstein's rarely seen Allegro, opening May 1st, 2014. (Critics are invited to all performances.) (more...)

Widen and AtTask Announce Strategic Partnership and Software Integration
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

MADISON, WI - Widen Enterprises, the leading provider of SaaS digital asset management (DAM) solutions, has announced a strategic partnership with AtTask, the leading provider of cloud-based marketing work management software. By integrating the Widen Media Collective with AtTask's marketing work management solution, enterprise marketing teams and agencies will be able to quickly search for and use their digital assets within the workflow of their projects for a significant boost in productivity and organization. (more...)

Rob Lowe to Narrate Nat Geo's Miniseries Event THE 90'S: THE LAST GREAT DECADE?
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

National Geographic Channels (NGC) announced today that Rob Lowe will return to the network as narrator of the three-night summer miniseries event The '90s: The Last Great Decade? (more...)

Ian Bartholomew, Anna Carteret Among Cast of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE World Premiere Production
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce casting for the forthcoming stage production of Shakespeare in Love. The announcement coincides with the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 23rd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 23, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The latest Jeff Award nominations, 'Brigadoon' gets cast, 'The Sound Of Music' and 'Motown' light up the Loop, new musicals from Writers Theatre and American Theater Company, 'Nunsense,' 'The Wild Party,' a new web series to support and more! (more...)

Carteret And More Announced For SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, Opening July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce casting for the forthcoming stage production of Shakespeare in Love. The announcement coincides with the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. (more...)

Blondie To Release 40th Anniversary Double-Disc Package On May 13, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ 2014 marks Blondie's 40 th Anniversary as a band. In celebration of this amazing milestone, the band will release a special double-disc package entitled Blondie 4(0) Ever on May 13, 2014 via NOBLE ID / ESMG. It will include an incredible collection of new songs entitled Ghosts of Download, and an album entitled Deluxe Redux: Greatest Hits, featuring brand new studio recordings of the band's biggest songs. The iconic Andy Warhol 'Debbie Harry' portrait is the cover art for the greatest hits album. For an early listen, PRESS HERE to hear brand new song 'Sugar On The Side' and PRESS HERE for 'One Way Or Another.' (more...)

Dodge and Motley Crue Give Fans a Chance to Be Bad in Nationwide Promotion
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

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Non-Equity Jeff Awards are Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 128 nominations in 24 categories of Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2013, and March 31, 2014. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract. Jeff judges attended opening nights of 147 productions offered by 65 Non-Equity producing organizations. The judges recommended 66 of those shows, making them eligible for Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations. Thirty theatre companies received nominations. (more...)

Palace Theatre to Add Stadium-Style Seating for This Summer's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME
by Louisa Brady - Apr 22, 2014

According to the Wall Street Journal, audience members seated in the orchestra of the upcoming Broadway musical, 'Holler If Ya Hear Me,' will have a movie-theatre-esque experience. The production is spending $200,000 to alter the arrangement of seats in the orchestra, with hopes of augmenting the theatre's sense of intimacy. (more...)

Willowbrook Shopping Centre Launches 'Getting Fit Together' Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

LANGLEY, BRITISH COLUMBIA - This spring, Willowbrook Shopping Centre (19705 Fraser Hwy. Langley, BC), is encouraging the community to step up their fitness with the launch of the Getting Fit Together program. The fitness campaign will include the following: (more...)

Balagan Theatre's 2014-15 Season to Feature Gasparini & Brightman's MAKE ME BAD, MURDER BALLAD & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

On the heels of its critically acclaimed world premier new musical ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME by Valerie Vigoda, Brendan Millburn and Tony winner Joe DiPietro and directed by Obie Winner Lisa Peterson, Seattle's Balagan Theatre Company announces its 2014/15 season. Balagan's upcoming season reflects the past, present, and future of the new American musical and continues its mission in bringing exciting cutting edge theatre to a new generation of theatre goers. (more...)

Kevin Earley, Curt Bouril, Jennie Sophia & More Set for Goodman Theatre's BRIGADOON; Runs 6/27-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Casting is complete and rehearsals begin May 20 for Goodman Theatre's new production of Brigadoon-Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's big, beautiful and beguiling song and dance fantasy. Chicago director/choreographer Rachel Rockwell, hailed as a "brilliant, insightful, mistress-of-grand-scale musicals" (Chicago Sun-Times) and named "2012 Chicagoan of the Year" by the Chicago Tribune, makes her Goodman debut. Brigadoon runs June 27 - August 3 in the Albert Theatre (opening night is Monday, July 7). Tickets ($25 - $93; subject to change) are on sale now, available atGoodmanTheatre.org/Brigadoon, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). JPMorgan Chase is the Major Corporate Sponsor. Allstate Insurance Company and PwC are Corporate Sponsor Partners. Towers Watson is the Opening Night Sponsor. Chicago Tribune is the Media Partner. A full performance calendar follows. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Premiere DAYS LIKE TODAY, 5/6-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's World Premiere production of Days Like Today, with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley. The production runs May 6-July 13, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The press opening is May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Broadway's Tupac Shakur Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Begins Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Rehearsals for HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new Broadway musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur begin today, Monday, April 21. Written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME will begin performances on May 29, 2014 and open June 19, 2014 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street). (more...)

Sarah Paulson, Garret Dillahunt, Elizabeth Reaser and More to Star in Bay Street Theatre's CONVICTION World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Bay Street Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of CONVICTION (May 27-June 15) by Carey Crim and directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street's new Artistic Director. The production is co-produced by Bay Street Theatre, Rubicon Theatre in California, Dead Posh Productions, London and Canada's Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. (more...)

Teatro Vista's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Teatro Vista begins their 2014 spring season with Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge, playing at The Richard Christiansen Theater located within The Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., April 15 - May 18. A View From the Bridge is directed by Teatro Vista Artistic Director Ricardo Gutierrez. Preview performances take place April 15 - 19 at 7:30 p.m. Opening/Press night is Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. Regular performances take place Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Preview performances are $20, regular run weeknight and matinee performances are $25 and Saturday night performances are $30. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more, students and seniors (65+) with ID. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Victory Gardens' box office at 773.871.3000 or by visiting www.victorygardens.org. For more information on A View From the Bridge and Teatro Vista, please visit www.teatrovista.org. (more...)

OBJE Aligns New Product Strategy with Gaming's Free-to-Play Future
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Last week, Tommy Palm, CEO of Candy Crush Saga developer King Games, told IGN that the “microtransaction is so strong and it's definitely a much better model,” concluding that “all companies have to transition over to that.” (more...)

New Group's ANNAPURNA, Starring Megan Mullally & Nick Offerman, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The New Group presents the New York premiere of Annapurna by Sharr White, directed by Bart DeLorenzo and featuring Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, in a limited Off-Broadway engagement through June 1. Official Opening Night is tonight, April 21 at 7:00pm, at The New Group @ Theatre Row (The Acorn Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Oh, What a Trailer! 5 Reasons We Already Love the JERSEY BOYS Movie!
by Hilary Kelly - Apr 18, 2014

The trailer for the upcoming film adaptation was released yesterday, and below, BroadwayWorld shares five reasons that the trailer is making us freak out over the film's June 20th release! Watch the trailer for yourself and check out our favorite parts below! (more...)

Pride Films and Plays Adds 4/27 'SONGS' Performance
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Pride Films and Plays has announced that an extra performance of the hit musical Songs From An Unmade Bed has been added for Sunday, April 27 at 3:00. The final performance is still scheduled for that same day at 7:30. (more...)

Broadway Sings their Favorites with Eden Espinosa & Jenn Colella, Steve Kuhn & More Set for Birdland, 4/28-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for April 28 - May 4, featuring the Steve Kuhn Trio, Broadway Sings Their Favorites - Celebrating the Tenth Season of Broadway Artists Alliance, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Set for Stage72, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

On Tuesday, April 22nd @ 7pm Stage72/The Triad Theatre, 158 West 72nd Street, hosts On Kentucky Avenue: The Club Harlem Revue - an homage to Atlantic City's now defunct historical "Club Harlem," a performance venue, which hosted all "the greats" such as Nancy Wilson, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and many others. On Kentucky Avenue stars Broadway and recording artist Ty Stephens (Sophisticated Ladies), Cheryl Freeman (The Who's Tommy), recording artist Andricka Hall and features the shows creator, Jeree Wade as 'Damita Jo' and Lee Summers (Original Dreamgirls) as comedian 'Slappy Black.' (more...)

Geffen Playhouse Adds SWITZERLAND, THE NIGHT ALIVE and Two More Shows to Its 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse has announced four plays for the eight-play 2014-2015 season, including the Co-World Premiere, with the Sydney Theatre Company, of the Geffen commissioned, Switzerland, written by Joanna Murray-Smith (The Female of the Species); the West Coast Premieres of The Night Alive, written by Olivier and Evening Standard Award winner and Tony nominee Conor McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer) and directed by Geffen Artistic Director Randall Arney; and The Power of Duff, written by Stephen Belber and directed by Peter DuBois (Rapture, Blister, Burn); and The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, written by Scott Carter. (more...)

Clint Eastwood's JERSEY BOYS Film Announces Release Dates For Nearly 50 Countries
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Just a day after the release of the highly anticipated first trailer, the JERSEY BOYS movie, directed by Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood has announced the release dates for the film in 49 countries. In addition to premiering in North America on June 20th, JERSEY BOYS will hit theaters worldwide from June through September. (more...)

Geneva Watch Group Names New CEO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Geneva Watch Group has appointed Kevin Hall as President and Chief Executive Officer. Hall will assume executive responsibilities effective immediately. (more...)

CBS Sports Broadcasts 46th Year of PGA TOUR's RBC Heritage', 4/19
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

CBS Sports broadcasts the 46th year of the RBC HERITAGE this weekend from one of the most picturesque and popular stops on the PGA TOUR (more...)

Photo Flash: First Official Poster for JERSEY BOYS Film Has Arrived!
by Movies News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

As we eagerly await the first official trailer for the big screen adaptation of JERSEY BOYS, airing tonight on Entertainment Tonight, Warner Bros. has debuted the first official poster for the highly anticipated film! Get a first look below! (more...)

ALL THE WAY, Bryan Cranston, THE FLICK, ONCE, Andre De Shields and More Among 2014 Elliot Norton Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) has announced over 25 nominations of actors, directors, designers and ensembles to be presented at 32nd Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday May 19 at The Wheelock Family Theatre. (more...)

Jourdan Dunn is the New Face of Maybelline
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Maybelline New York announced that London bred beauty Jourdan Dunn is their newest spokesmodel. Jourdan will be joining an elite group of Maybelline models which includes Christy Turlington, Emily DiDonato and a host of others. (more...)

New Jersey Resident Tommy James & The Shondells to Play bergenPAC, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

New Jersey Resident Tommy James, the music legend responsible for the hits CRIMSON & CLOVER, CRYSTAL BLUE PERSUASION, I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW, HANKY PANKY, MONY MONY, DRAGGIN' THE LINE and SWEET CHERRY WINE will be rockin' the night away at the Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey on May 17th. (more...)

Go Comedy! Promotes BETTER LIVING THROUGH HUMAN AMUSEMENTS, Now thru 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Go Comedy! wants you to live better with its latest original comedy: Better Living through Human Amusements opening tonight, April 17 and continuing through June 13. In addition, the theater continues its annual show with the Ferndale Library's Ferndale Reads program, and Michigan's largest improv tournament, BITS, returns April 30. (more...)

Geoffrey Rush to Star as OLIVER! Composer Lionel Bart in Upcoming Musical Biopic
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, Geoffrey Rush will once again bridge the stage-screen gap by playing OLIVER! composer Lionel Bart in an upcoming biopic, directed by Vadim Jean. Filming is set to begin this fall. (more...)

It's Here! Watch the First Full Trailer for the JERSEY BOYS Film!
by Movies News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The first official trailer for the big screen adaptation of Jersey Boys just debuted! The Warner Bros. film, directed by Clint Eastwood, will hit theaters on June 20th. Watch the trailer below! (more...)

HAIRSPRAY, John Legend, Jeff Dunham and More Set for MPAC, June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

MPAC has announced its schedule of events for June 2014. Details below! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Seeing Red' on Next Epsidoe of ARROW
by - Apr 17, 2014

On the next episode of The CW's ARROW titled "Seeing Red", the mirakuru sends Roy (Colton Haynes) into an uncontrollable rage and he unleashes on the city. (more...)

TUTS Announces Winners for 2014 Tommy Tune Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The 2014 Tommy Tune Awards winners have been announced! To a crowd of more than 2,500 people, Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) declared the winners of TUTS' twelfth annual Tommy Tune Awards on the evening of Wednesday, April 16, at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Adding extra excitement to the evening, the award ceremony's namesake and nine-time Tony Award winnerTommy Tune made a special appearance to kick off the show and to present the night's top honor. (more...)

WICKED Kicks Off Morrison Center Run Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Morrison Center with performances from today, April 16 - May 4. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 16th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 16, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Cats,' 'Les Miserables' and 'Songs From An Unmade Bed,' rake in the reviews, 'Road Show' and 'Passion' will be followed by 'Assassins,' Theo readies 'The Andrews Sisters,' Kokandy brings back 'The Full Monty' and 'Loving Repeating,' plus two kids shows and more! (more...)

CBS Sports to Air 46th RBC HERITAGE, 4/19-20
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

CBS Sports broadcasts the 46th year of the RBC HERITAGE this weekend from one of the most picturesque and popular stops on the PGA TOUR, Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, S.C. CBS Sports is on-hand with third and final-round coverage on Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20 (3:00-6:00 PM, ET, both days). Graeme McDowell, last year's winner of the Tartan Jacket, looks to continue a 20-year streak of no defending champion missing the cut at the RBC Heritage since Davis Love III in 1993. (more...)

SEASON ON THE LINE, THE NUTCRACKER and More Make Up The House Theatre of Chicago's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The House Theatre of Chicago announces its 13th season creating amazing feats of storytelling. The four programs in the 2014-15 Season are all created by Company Members of The House, investing in the rich and diverse talents of the ensemble. (more...)

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