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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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The 24 Hour Plays and The New School for Drama Present THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: NATIONALS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The 24 Hour Plays has announced their annual production of The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, at The New School for Drama on Monday, August 14th at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Fremont Street Experience Adds Better Than Ezra To DOWNTOWN ROCKS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Fremont Street Experience's free concert series, Downtown Rocks, continues Sunday, Sept. 3 with an electrifying performance on Main Street Stage by world-renowned alternative rock band Better Than Ezra. (more...)

Mercedes Ellington To Receive Spirit of '45 Award At 1st Annual NIGHT OF SWING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Mercedes Ellington To Receive Spirit of '45 Award At 1st Annual "Night of Swing" Saturday,  Aug. 12 at Wyndham New Yorker Hotel Honoring America's  Greatest Generation ; Co-Hosted By United War Veteran Council, Former GIs And Their Gals Will       Swing to Music of  Ellington, Goodman,  Miller, Dorsey & Basie (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

David Crosby, Craig Finn, Poco & More On-Sale at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces singer-songwriter and social justice activist David Crosby on tour with his latest solo album, Craig Finn (of the Hold Steady) with John K. Samson (of the Weakerthans) and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, August 10 at noon at citywinery.com/chicago. (more...)

WGN America Shares First Look at Thrilling 2018 'Prime Crime' Programming Slate
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

On the heels of the network's recent pickup of the Anna Paquin-led drama series 'Bellevue,' WGN America announced today that it has secured the U.S. rights to three additional thrilling crime series (more...)

George Takei, Gedde Watanabe, and More Headline ONE NIGHT ONLY: EWP MARKET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, is pleased to announce its signature One Night Only season kick-off fundraising event, to be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The event is themed "EWP Night Market" and will include tasting stations hosted by local restaurants, followed by an evening of performances featuring Asian American Broadway stars George Takei (Allegiance and Pacific Overtures), Gedde Watanabe (Pacific Overtures), Melody Butiu (Here Lies Love), and more. Proceeds of One Night Only: EWP Night Market support EWP's artistic and educational programs. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Old Globe today announced that due to popular demand, the exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! has now extended again, through September 10! This is the second and final extension for the hit show, which previously announced a one-week addition through September 3. The production plays in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Single tickets start at $45 and are on sale now. (more...)

James Andrew Miller & DGital Media Announce 'Origins' Chapter One: CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

James Andrew Miller, award-winning journalist and best-selling author, teams with DGital Media, leading creator of premium, on-demand audio entertainment, to announce 'Origins' Chapter One:Curb Your Enthusiasm, the first installment of an all-new podcast series exploring epochal beginnings whether from the fields of film, television, music, publishing, or even human relationships. (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...)

Live @ Benaroya Hall Announces Joe Biden, Yanni, Emily Haines, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Live @ Benaroya Hall announces their biggest season ever with an eclectic mix of concerts, lectures and dancers from around the world. Additional shows will be announced in the coming months. Tickets for most of the concerts listed above are on sale now, prices vary. Tickets for Yanni and Casa Patas Flamenco: Binomio will go on sale Friday, August 11, at 11am. Visit www.benaroyahall.org or call (206) 215-4747. The Benaroya Hall Ticket Office is on the corner of Third Avenue and Union Street. Ticket Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Saturday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. (more...)

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

Bets Malone & Misty Cotton Star in LA Premiere of HONKY TONK LAUNDRY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

YEE-HAW! CAZADOR ENTERTAINMENT and HONKY TONK PRODUCTIONS present the Los Angeles premiere of HONKY TONK LAUNDRY, a new musical written and directed by Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Life Could Be A Dream, The Andrews Brothers), with choreography by James Vasquez. HONKY TONK LAUNDRY will begin previews on Saturday, August 5, will open on Friday, August 11 and perform through Sunday, September 17 at the Hudson Mainstage, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (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
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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...)

Together Pangea Shares New Music Video for 'Money On It'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

LA rock quartet Together Pangea have shared a new music video for track 'Money On It', off their forthcoming new album Bulls and Roosters, due out August 25th via Nettwerk. Directed by FIDLAR bassist Brandon Schwartzel, the music video can be seen here (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES Grabs Headlines at MSMT
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 11, 2017

In a season that continues to top itself, one show after the other, Maine State Music Theatre's fourth and final main stage production of Disney's Newsies is an epic accomplishment for the company and one that firmly establishes it as one of the finest regional theatres in the country. As one of only three companies to get the regional rights to this mega Broadway hit, MSMT has mounted a thrilling, large scale production that is an electrifying, heart wrenching, and profoundly uplifting theatrical experience that will leave you in what Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark has called a state of “ecstatic exhaustion.” (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER
by Walter McBride - Aug 11, 2017

BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the star-studded, star-spangled red carpet below! (more...)

TNC's Dream Up Festival to Debut ELEANORA DUSE DIES IN PITTSBURGH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

'Eleanora Duse Dies in Pittsburgh' is a short dark comedy, written by Don Nigro about the terror and holiness of theater. Famous Italian actress Eleanora Duse finds herself regretful of her past actions and attempts to find some sort of relief only to be pestered by the comedic interactions of other famous characters around her, leaving her more uncertain of her eventual fate. Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival will present the play's New York premiere August 27 to September 12. Aan Steele directs and heads the cast of eight as Duse. (more...)

POWER Cranks Up the Heat in its Fourth Season on STARZ
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

In episode 408 “It's Done,” Ghost sees that the location for his new business is in a gang-infested area and has to re-team with Tommy to clean it up. As Tommy threatens war with the Jimenez, his organization starts to destabilize. Feeling the clock ticking, Mike makes a last ditch effort to pin Greg's murder on someone else as Angela tries to rally a team to take him down. Tommy learns the truth about his family. And, unhappy at home, Tariq looks to some old friends for excitement, on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 9PM ET/PT on STARZ. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, September 2, 2017
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Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, September 2, 2017! (more...)


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BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET at Merrick Theatre & Center For The Arts
by Jaime Zahl - Aug 10, 2017

Long Island theatre patrons have the opportunity to attend the tale of a 'killer' production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's horror musical 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street' at the Merrick Theatre & Center For the Arts until August 20. (more...)

Arizona Musicfest 27th Season Brings Diverse Lineup of Exceptional Artists to the Valley
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

The 27th annual Arizona Musicfest festival season brings a diverse lineup of exceptional artists to Valley audiences from country superstars Mary Chapin Carpenter and Lee Ann Womack to Broadway legends Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune, and from famed singer/pianist Michael Feinstein to internationally celebrated Pink Martini and the iconic bandleader/trumpeter Doc Severinsen. (more...)

Three Rivers Music Theatre Welcomes New Music Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Three Rivers Music Theatre has announced that, Fort Wayne native, Brandon Porter has been selected as their new full-time Music Director. In addition to his new title with TRMT, Brandon will also be joining Triple Threat Performing Arts Academy's voice faculty! Brandon's first day will be September 3rd, 2017. (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...)

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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