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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!



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Single Tickets on Sale Tomorrow at Huntington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Single tickets to the Huntington Theatre Company's 2017-2018 season will go on sale to the general public at midnight on Tuesday, August 1. (more...)

The Who to Rock the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Saturday night, THE WHO came out swinging at their premiere headlining performance at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Marking the beginning of their exclusive Las Vegas residency, THE WHO rocked out to a sold-out theater and multiple standing ovations. (more...)

CHITA & TUNE - Two For The Road Comes to the Grand 1894 Opera House in September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

CHITA RIVERA & Tommy TUNE are coming to The Grand 1894 Opera House, Saturday, September 23 at 8 pm, Tickets may be purchased at The Grand's Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or visiting www.thegrand.com. (more...)

Christine Pedi to Star in Seat of Our Pants Theatre Company's GOD OF CARNAGE This September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

SOOP Theatre Company brings the Tony Award-winning play, God of Carnage, to southern Westchester this fall. (more...)

Scoop: THE GONG SHOW on ABC - Thursday, August 17, 2017
by - Jul 31, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE GONG SHOW, airing on ABC on Thursday, August 17, 2017! (more...)

Michael Feinstein, BANDSTAND, Tovah Feldshuh and More Coming Up This August at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

This August, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Cast Aside to Bring HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH to Portland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

'Internationally ignored song stylist' Hedwig Robinson brings her fourth-wall-smashing rock'n'roll saga to Maine to set the record straight about her life, her loves, and that botched operation. (more...)

CMT San Jose Announces 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Children's Musical Theater San Jose (CMT San Jose), a nationally acclaimed theater company honored 10 times by the NEA and the oldest operating performing arts organization in San Jose, announced its 50th Anniversary season of shows. (more...)

59 Productions to Create Public Artwork for Re-Opening of Smithsonian's Freer|Sackler Museums
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian's museums of Asian Art in Washington, will be transformed into a spectacular public artwork by the Tony Award-winning artists, 59 Productions, to celebrate the renovation and reopening of the two museums in October. (more...)

International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Announces 2017 Judges
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is pleased to announce its panel of judges for the 2017 competition. Established in 2002, ISC is the world's largest songwriting competition, receiving entries from more than 130 countries. (more...)

York Theatre Company Presents Developmental Reading Of OMG...BROADWAY!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present the staged reading of OMG...BROADWAY! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Actress & Author Alexandra Silber and Tony-Winner Reed Birney
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 7, 2017

On Monday, August 7th Theater People podcast welcomes Alexandra Silber and Reed Birney in a two-part episode. In the first segment, Silber discusses her new novel 'After Anatevka' which tells the story of Hodel, the middle daughter in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, after the action of the beloved musical ends. Silber also discusses her career in The West End (THE WOMAN IN WHITE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and on Broadway (MASTER CLASS, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and shares how her life journey prepared her to write her book. In the second segment, Tony winner Reed Birney discusses his work in the provocative new production of 1984, a play based on George Orwell's 1949 novel. (more...)

Scoop: THE GONG SHOW on ABC - Thursday, August 24, 2017
by - Aug 7, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE GONG SHOW, airing on ABC on Thursday, August 24, 2017! (more...)

Strike Up the Band! Final Casting Announced for THE BAND'S VISIT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Broadway production of the critically acclaimed musical THE BAND'S VISIT, arriving on Broadway in Fall 2017 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). (more...)

NYU Skirball Presents AUNTS: An Free Immersive Underground Dance Event
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

NYU Skirball's backstage, dressing rooms, hallways and lobby (everything but the theater itself!) will be transformed when AUNTS takes over the building for this special, one-time-only, FREE event, on Friday, September 15 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

American Idol Finalist, Casey James Comes to Daryl's House Club on 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

"All I want to do is play music," says singer/guitarist, Casey James. "Stripping it back to just me making a record of music that I love was a huge stepping stone in my life." Released June 9, Strip It Down, his new album produced by Grammy-winner Tom Hambridge and featuring a guest duet with the legendary Delbert McClinton, does just that. (more...)

Scoop: THE GONG SHOW on ABC - Monday, August 14, 2017
by - Aug 4, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE GONG SHOW, airing on ABC on Monday, August 14, 2017! (more...)

Maryland Ensemble Theatre Presents YOUNG CAMELOT AND THE FIGHT FOR THE HOLY GRAIL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Maryland Ensemble Theatre's (MET) family theatre, The FUN Company presents their annual community collaboration with Frederick Community College and the youth of Frederick County with Young Camelot and the Fight for the Holy Grail by MET ensemble member Sarah Shulman. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group Announces Additions to the Fall and Winter Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO Kate Maguire are excited to announce additions to the fall and winter seasons, as well as casting for the Fall production of David Auburn's Lost Lake at The Unicorn Theatre. (more...)

Birdland presents The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra and More Week of 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

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

Private Island Premieres Latest Single and Final Tour Dates With Future Generations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

After dominating the West Coast music scene and selling out headlining shows in LA, Private Island is has been in heavy rotation on their first US Tour with Future Generations. Coast-to-coast this musical mix has brought their funky California indie pop-rock to venues all over. (more...)

Cast Announced for PERFECT ARRANGEMENT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Full casting was announced today for Pride Films and Plays' Chicago premiere of PERFECT ARRANGEMENT by Associate Artistic Director Derek Van Barham, who's directing the production. In Topher Payne's comedy, it's 1950, and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. There's just one problem: Both Bob and Norma are gay, and have married each other's partners and moved next door to each other as a carefully constructed cover. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the American gay rights movement, madcap classic sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as two "All-American" couples are forced to stare down the closet door. (more...)

Wolf Trap Announces Initial Lineup of The Barns at Wolf Trap's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts today announced the first performances of the 2017-2018 season at The Barns at Wolf Trap, its historic 382-seat indoor venue. (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Announces Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Works & Process at the Guggenheim has just announced its fall 2017 season and opens the season with a commissioned performance made in and for the museum rotunda. (more...)

Photo Flash: Winning Plays Tour the DC National Capital Area With Free Performances Starring Emerging Talent from Moonlit Wings
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Moonlit Wings Productions has presented over fifty free world-premieres of new theater-for-youth productions every summer since 2008.  This Friday three new shows play across the National Capital Area and admission is FREE for the public! (more...)

Chester Theatre Company to Present FOLK this Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Chester Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to present Tom Wells's Folk in the historic Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA, from August 17 - 27, 2017. The production is directed by James Warwick, staging his eighth production for the company. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre's 2017 Annual Benefit Set for Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

The BrightSide Theatre Board of Directors, Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak announced the BrightSide Theatre's 2017 Annual Benefit on Saturday, September 23 from 7-10 pm at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 South Ellsworth Street, Naperville, IL 60540. (more...)

American Pops Orchestra to Feature Michelle Williams
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA — Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra — have announced their all-star 2017-2018 season. The diverse line-up will include a tribute to legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin, a special evening combining yoga with the APO's favorite standards, a new family show based on the classic tale Around the World in 80 Days, and a program celebrating the wit of iconic songwriter Cole Porter. Unless otherwise noted, all shows are at the Orchestra's new home, Arena Stage at The Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth Street SW). Tickets to all shows are now on sale at www.AmericanPops.org. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Cast and Creative Team for Hansol Jung's WILD GOOSE DREAMS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Wild Goose Dreams, by Hansol Jung, directed by Leigh Silverman, running September 5 - October 1 (press opening: Sunday, September 10) in the Mandell Weiss Forum. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ken Davenport's Producing Perspective
by Christopher Castanho - Aug 2, 2017

Ken Davenport, Tony-Award winning Broadway producer, is gearing up for his next project 'Once on This Island' to hit the Great White Way this fall.  When not working on his four other shows on Broadway (Groundhog Day, Kinky Boots, and The Play That Goes Wrong) he writes a blog called 'The Producer's Perspective' giving up and coming theatre artists a behind the scenes look at his role in the industry. (more...)

Porchlight Announces BILLY ELLIOT Cast and Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the first mainstage production it its 2017 - 2018 season Billy Elliot the Musical, music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall, with direction and choreography by Porchilght Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, with Associate Choreographer Craig V. Miller and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Linda Madonia at Porchlght's new home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street.  (more...)

TexARTS Announces THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Cast and Creatives
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

The TexARTS Professional Series presents The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, the spirited musical comedy that recounts the heyday and demise of the infamous "Chicken Ranch."  The musical by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson with music and lyrics by Carol Hall plays August 18 - September 3, 2017 at the Kam & James Morris Theatre in Lakeway. (more...)

WICKED Flies Back to Fox Cities P.A.C. This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and the Fox Cities' most popular musical, will return to the Fox Cities P.A.C. August 30 - September 10. (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth to Host 2017 Chita Rivera Awards at The Al Hirschfeld Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Bebe Neuwirth (two-time Tony and Emmy award winner; Chicago, A Chorus Line, Sweet Charity,'Cheers,' 'Frasier') will host the Chita Rivera Awards, taking place at The Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 W. 45th Street) on Monday, September 11 at 7:30 pm, it was announced today by Nikki Feirt Atkins, founder and producing artistic director of American Dance Machine of the 21st Century. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Studio Theatre Presents HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Using songs and monologues, Hedwig tells her story, which began in the former East Berlin where as Hansel he meets Luther, an American GI who promises to take the young man to the States on the condition that he switch his sex. (more...)

Maria Taylor, Chris Fowler & More Among ESPN Commentators for 2017 College Football
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

College football fans will be entertained and informed by ESPN's roster of more than 70 well-versed commentators, ranging from veterans to newcomers, as they watch the sport's most compelling games across the company's various networks this season. (more...)

Rachel Christopher to Step in for Extended INTIMATE APPAREL at Shakespeare & Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Shakespeare & Company adds two more performances to its Intimate Apparel run. Written by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and directed by long-time Company member Daniela Varon, the performances have been selling out. (more...)

Enjoy Some BROADWAY ON THE BEACH on August 2nd in Grand Bend
by Lauren Gienow - Aug 1, 2017

On Wednesday evening at the beach in Grand Bend, four fantastic Canadian musical theatre performers will be serenading beach-goers with some popular Broadway tunes.The event is pay-what-you-can and is part of the 'Wednesdays Familiar Favourites' concert series. Check out the press release below for more information on the evening and the four performers involved! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tommy Bracco, Liana Hunt and Adam Kaplan Take Part in Disney's NEWSIES Screening for 'Broadway in the Boros'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The Broadway in the Boros series concluded last night, July 31st, in the Bronx with a free outdoor screening of 'Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!'. The event was hosted by Newsies alum Tommy Bracco and featured performances from Broadway cast members Adam Kaplan and Liana Hunt. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, August 19, 2017
by TV Scoop - Aug 1, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, August 19, 2017! (more...)

mau5trap Ranked In Top 10 Of Mixmag's Top 50 Labels Of The Decade
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

A decade since its formation, mau5trap-the label founded by groundbreaking electronic music producer deadmau5-has become a bastion for trailblazing and genre-defying artists. Casting a palpable influence over the genre, Mixmag readers just voted mau5trap among the 'Top 50 Labels of the Decade,' placing it in the Top 10 at #9. (more...)

Black Violin, Earl Klugh and More Coming Up This Fall at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces genre bending hip-hop duo Black Violin, Grammy Award-winning classical guitar virtuoso Earl Klugh, multi-platinum American rock band The Verve Pipe and more. (more...)

Tony Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell to Sing Tunes from PLAYS WITH MUSIC Album and More at Kean Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Kean Stage proclaims an evening of glorious song with the addition of two-time Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell to the 2017-2018 Season roster of world-class performances. (more...)

Midnight Madness Returns to Toronto International Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Tomb it may concern: strap in, secure your spooktacles, and feel free to let loose a mighty battle cry, because Midnight Madness has just launched its lineup for the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival®, presented by new programmer Peter Kuplowsky. (more...)

George Rae to Bring LIFE IS A CABA-RAE: A SCOT IN NEW YORK! to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents George Rae in 'Life is a Caba-RAE: A Scot in New York!' on Monday February 5, 2018. (more...)

Arnaud's Restaurant In New Orleans To Celebrate 100 Years Of Serving Authentic Creole Cuisine In 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

In 2018, Arnaud's Restaurant one of the oldest family-operated restaurants in the country will celebrate 100 years of serving authentic Creole cuisine in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter. The menu, featuring items named after friends and loved ones, contains many items that have remained nearly untouched, along with a handful of options introduced over recent years. Revered as a grande dame of Creole dining, the restaurant will invite the community and customers, old and new, to celebrate the milestone through special events, new menu items and partnerships with local organizations, to take place throughout the year. (more...)

OWN Announces New Docu-Series BLACK LOVE
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, will premiere the four episode docu-series, “Black Love,” from filmmakers Codie Elaine Oliver and Tommy Oliver (“The Perfect Guy”) and Confluential Films, on Tuesday, August 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (after an all new episode of Tyler Perry's “The Haves and the Have Nots” at 9 p.m. ET/PT). The series will air regularly on Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning on September 2. (more...)

BWW Review: An Amazing Journey: MSMT's Riveting and Revelatory TOMMY
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 1, 2017

Midway through the first act of The Who's Tommy, the young protagonist invites his mates and listeners to ride together on his amazing journey. And truly, Maine State Music Theatre's production of the Pete Townshend/DesMcAnuff musical, seen for two performances only at the Pickard Theater July 31 offers its audience just that - a riveting, often raw, perennially relevant, piercingly beautiful account of a boy's painful but ultimately uplifting journey through the darker side of human experience and into the light. The rarely staged 1992 musical version based on the 1969 concept album and rock opera with its sung-through score, narrative told largely in dance, and its sometimes disturbing material poses significant challenges to any company, but MSMT once again proves its artistic mettle. Under the inspired direction of Curt Dale Clark, with the complex choreography of Raymond Marc Dumont and the rousing musical direction of Patrick Fanning, this company of young artists marshals its considerable talents to tackle the ambitious project with energy, passion, and complete professionalism. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MSMT's The Who's TOMMY
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 1, 2017

Maine State Music Theatre presented two sold-out performances of The Who's Tommy, the rock musical by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff, on July 31, 2017, at Brunswick's Pickard Theater. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra Announces 2017-2018 Season - DREAMSCAPES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) announces its complete 2017-2018 season, Dreamscapes, under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel, Music Director George Manahan, and President Edward Yim, featuring ten world, U.S., and New York premieres by a diverse set of composers. ACO continues its concerts at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall (December 8, 2017 and April 6, 2018) while expanding its presence in New York to include performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center (November 7, 2017) and as part of the 2018 PROTOTYPE Festival (January 12-14, 2018). ACO continues to take its commitment to fostering new work beyond the stage in its annual Underwood New Music Readings (June 21 and 22, 2018) for emerging composers, now in its 27th year, and through EarShot, the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network, which brings the Readings experience to orchestras across the country. (more...)

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