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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!



I WILL SURVIVE: SOUNDTRACKS OF THE 70s Comes to the PGA Arts Center
by Carol Kassie - Sep 20, 2017

The PGA Arts Center will present I Will Survive: Soundtracks of the 70's beginning October 18th. The production will run through November 19th at the increasingly popular Palm Beach Gardens venue. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Chita Rivera Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below this March
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The two-time-Tony Award winning Broadway legend, Chita Rivera, returns to Feinstein's/54 Below for 10 performances this spring: March 6, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21 and 22 at 7PM. There is a $85 cover charge, and a $25 food and beverage minimum. (more...)

LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever to Take on Title Role in New Donna Summer Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical. (more...)

4th Annual Broadway & Ballet HERO Awards to Honor Rachelle Rak, James Whiteside and Michael Campayno
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

HIV Experience Resources Organization (HERO) will present the fourth annual Broadway & Ballet HERO Awards on October 16th at 8pm at Stage 48, 605 West 48th Street. (more...)

WAISTWATCHERS THE MUSICAL Returns to Sacramento, 10/18-11/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

After last summer's successful runs in Sacramento, Walnut Creek, and San Jose, Alan Jacobson's WaistWatchers The Musical! returns to the 24th Street Theatre in Sacramento October 18-November 19, 2017. (more...)

KRIS KRINGLE THE MUSICAL, Featuring Cathy Rigby & Pamela Myers, to Bring Christmas Magic to Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Launch the holiday season with KRIS KRINGLE The Musical. Featuring Tony Award nominees Cathy Rigby (Peter Pan, Seussical) and Pamela Myers (Company, Into the Woods), KRIS KRINGLE The Musical plays two performances, Friday, November 24 at 3PM and 8PM, at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street, NYC). (more...)

Please Sir, Can We Have Some More?' The Palm Canyon Theatre Presents OLIVER
by David Green - Sep 20, 2017

The Palm Canyon Theatre brings to the stage the family friendly musical OLIVER from September 22 through October 1 at their iconic theatre in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. Straight out of training at the Palm Canyon Theatre's Summer Kids Camp, about 30 talented young actors, as well as company members and professionals will come together to bring the English musical Oliver! to the stage in Palm Springs. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Original Score, Lionel Bart wrote the Oliver! music and lyrics based on the classic Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist. (more...)

King's Head to Present LA BOHEME and STRANGERS IN BETWEEN at Trafalgar Studios 2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The King's Head Theatre, following on from the exciting news that the company will be moving in 2018 to a purpose built, permanent space in the heart of Islington Square, is delighted to announce that they and Joe C Brown will present the West End transfers of their sell-out productions of Puccini's La boh me and Tommy Murphy's Strangers in Between. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 19, 2017
by - Sep 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Cast Complete for 5th Avenue Theatre's New Staging of RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced full casting for its evocative new production of Ragtime, which begins rehearsals today. A tale of family, heart and perseverance at the turn of the 20th century, Ragtime is a vital story about the headstrong and determined individuals and their families who helped make the United States a diverse and thriving nation. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Make Venetian Room Debut This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Bay Area Cabaret will present Tony Award-winner and Broadway legend Brian Stokes Mitchell. The star of Broadway's Kiss Me Kate, Ragtime, Man Of La Mancha, Shuffle Along and August Wilson's King Headley II, will sing songs from his extensive Broadway career in his Venetian Room debut on Sunday, October 29 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jessica Molaskey Celebrates PORTRAITS OF JONI Album at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Birdland welcomed singer/actress Jessica Molaskey in a concert celebrating her new recording, Portraits of Joni, on Monday, June 12. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below! (more...)

Schimmel Center presents AMERICAN DANCE SPECTACULAR!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Schimmel Center presents American Dance Spectacular! on Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m., exploring the history of American popular dance throughout the 20th century, including the Charleston, Lindy hop, jitterbug, twist, voguing, and more. The performance is directed, co-written and created by Daniel C. Levine (Broadway's Les Mis rables, Chicago, and Mamma Mia!) with choreography by Al Blackstone (Fox's So You Think You Can Dance), music direction by Bryan Perri (Broadway's Wicked and Next to Normal), and book by Susan Batten (Lifetime's Showing Roots) together with six Broadway dancers backed by three vocalists and a live band. (more...)

Valentine's All-Star Comedy Show to Feature Mark Curry, Aries Spears, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Valentine's All-Star Comedy Show. Grab your sweetheart and get ready to laugh the night away with this riotous roster of stand-up talent, featuring Mark Curry (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper), Aries Spears (MADtv), and Tommy Davidson (In Living Color) along with the evening's host, Nephew Tommy of The Steve Harvey Morning Show. (more...)

BWW Review: HALF A SIXPENCE, The Original Demo Recordings
by Nicky Sweetland - Sep 18, 2017

I once had the honour of interviewing the legendary Tommy Steele at the New Wimbledon Theatre. It was the venue where Half A Sixpence was first performed, and the show - which acted as a star vehicle for the talented young performer - became a classic piece of British musical theatre. (more...)

Styx & Don Felder: Renegades In The Fast Lane Heads to Las Vegas Strip
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

STYX and DON FELDER will be burnin' up the Las Vegas Strip with their Styx & Don Felder: Renegades In The Fast Lane show presented by SiriusXM with another unforgettable five-night limited engagement at The Venetian Theatre (more...)

Review Roundup: AIN'T TOO PROUD - The Temptations Musical - at Berkeley Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

A new musical, AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS chronicles the journey of five young men on the streets of Detroit who became music legends. The show runs through October 22 at Berkeley Rep Theatre, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

Michael Terence Publishing is Excited to Announce a New Novel, 'Bobbyjac' by A.E. Snelling-Munro
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

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Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of WEST SIDE STORY at Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a celebration of the groundbreaking musical masterpiece West Side Story on the 60th anniversary of the show's opening on Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00 pm at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street). (more...)

Susan Soon He Stanton's TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY to Make World Premiere at Page 73
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Page Seventy-Three Productions (Page 73) announced today their fall 2017 production will be the world premiere of Susan Soon He Stanton's new play, TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY, directed by Kip Fagan. (more...)

Country Rewind Records to Release Conway Twitty Hits & Hidden Recordings
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Conway Twitty, one of America's most-loved musical performers of all-time with 55 No. 1 one hits to his credit (second only to George Strait) created a musical legacy that continues to endure and thrive almost a quarter-century after his passing in 1993 There haven't been many releases of unreleased music from the Country Music Hall of Fame member (more...)

Scoop: MASTER OF ILLUSION on THE CW - Friday, September 22, 2017
by - Sep 18, 2017

Get all the scoop on MASTER OF ILLUSION, airing on THE CW on Friday, September 22, 2017! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Presented With Heart and Humour, Hope Rises Out Of Bleak Existence In THE NIGHT ALIVE
by Jade Kops - Sep 17, 2017

In the tradition of resorting to humour to handle weighty and desperate situations, Conor McPherson's THE NIGHT ALIVE considers the hope that can come from having the right outlook when life keeps throwing setbacks and challenges. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/16/2017
by - Sep 16, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/16/2017. (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway Dancers Get High Praise for High Kicks Inside the Chita Rivera Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 16, 2017

Winners for the 2017 Chita Rivera Awards were announced earlier this week at The Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Following the show, guests celebrated at Sardi's and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the festivities! (more...)

BWW Review: BLANCHE AND BUTCH, Tron Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Sep 16, 2017

It was the best idea they'd ever had three disabled drag queens called 'Heelz n Wheelz' it was sensational! But when the sparkles fade and tensions rise, a new way forward is needed. Join our stars backstage as they now tour the first 'Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?' to star an 'actually disabled' Blanche. It's seen better days and so have they. What can possibly go wrong as they pull back the curtain on their lives, loves and losses? (more...)

Pharoah Sanders and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for September 25-October 1, featuring Pharoah Sanders, Marcello Pellitteri in A Benefit for the Veronica Pellitteri, Wayne Tucker and The Bad Motha's, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 15, 2017
by - Sep 15, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: Nolan Makes Impressive Nashville Children's Theatre Debut With THE HUNDRED DRESSES
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 15, 2017

Ernie Nolan, Nashville Children's Theatre's new executive artistic director, makes an impressive debut with The Hundred Dresses, the initial show of his first official season as the leader of the country's oldest theater for younger audiences. Nolan's predecessor, the late and great Scot Copeland, led NCT through tremendous growth during his tenure and he is, without question, a hard act to follow. (more...)

Tommy Emmanuel Announces 2018 Tour Dates with Rodney Crowell
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Esteemed Grammy-nominated guitarist Tommy EMMANUEL has announced a round of 2018 tour dates with special guest, Americana singer-songwriter and fellow Grammy Award-winner, RODNEY CROWELL. The 12-date tour--which follows EMMANUEL's extensive 2017 North American tour (more...)

Scott Alan, Santino Fontana, Lea DeLaria and More Set for Birdland This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its October 2017 lineup, featuring Ron Carter's Great Big Band, Quartet and Golden Striker Trio, Lea DeLaria with Special Guests, Miss Coco Peru, Frank Perowsky Jazz Orchestra, Santino Fontana, Kurt Elling, Rolando Morales-Matos, Veronica Swift, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Review: BABE, MUKA KAMPUNG REJEKI KOTA by Teater Abang None
by Yuliani Supandji - Sep 15, 2017

Teater Abang None (Abnon) supported by Bakti Budaya Djarum Foundation performed a theatrical concert titled BABE, MUKA KAMPUNG REJEKI KOTA in Graha Bakti Budaya, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta. (more...)

San Jose Stage Company Announces 35th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

San Jose Stage Company Artistic Director Randall King today announced the Company's 35th season. The Stage's 35th theatrical season is a benchmark of the region's live professional theater King said .a celebration we could not have realized without the tremendous patronage we continually experience. The Stage was founded 35 years ago with the mission of producing new works by emerging and established playwrights that explore the human condition. In celebration of their anniversary The Stage presents five works that contribute thoroughly to that mission. Audiences will be prompted to reflect on the polarity of emotions with each piece bringing its own unique analysis on the dividing lines of the human condition. When does pleasure become pain? Love become regret? Good become evil? (more...)

Cast, Creatives Complete for Chloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT at The New Group
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The New Group has announced complete casting for the world premiere of Seth Zvi Rosenfeld's Downtown Race Riot, with Cristian DeMeo, David Levi, Moise Morancy, Daniel Oreskes, Sadie Scott, Daniel Sovich, and as previously announced, Chlo Sevigny. (more...)

John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey to Return to Cafe Carlyle with THE LITTLE THINGS YOU DO TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Husband-and-wife duo John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey make their annual fall pilgrimage to Caf Carlyle with an all-new show, The Little Things You Do Together, November 7-18. (more...)

Photo Flash: NightBlue Performing Arts presents BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

NightBlue Performing Arts's production of Woody Allen's stage musical based on his Academy Award-winning film a hilarious and high stepping homage to both the gangster films and movie musicals of the 1930's - opened to press on Monday, September 11. The production will run through Sunday, October 8 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (more...)

Connie Britton, Mike Faist, Tommy Bracco and More on Tap for VTA2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Joining Virginia's theatre community are luminaries Connie Britton (Nashville, American Horror Story), Mike Faist (Connor, Dear Evan Hansen), Tommy Bracco (Spot Conlon, Newsies), Tom Reynolds (Production Stage Manager, Disney's The Lion King), and Tony nominated costume designer Toni-Leslie James (Jitney, Come From Away). (more...)

Photo Flash: ROCK OF AGES Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with the regional premiere of the powerhouse musical tribute to the 1980s, Rock of Ages, with book by Chris D'Arienzo, arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp, directed by Scott Weinstein and choreographed by Stephanie Klemons. Rock of Ages runs now through October 15, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening was held on September 7, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE and More Nominated For UK Theatre Awards; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

UK Theatre has announced the nominations for the UK Theatre Awards 2017. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, September 30, 2017
by - Sep 14, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, September 30, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: MASTERS OF ILLUSION on THE CW - Friday, October 6, 2017
by - Sep 14, 2017

Get all the scoop on MASTERS OF ILLUSION, airing on THE CW on Friday, October 6, 2017! (more...)

Cincinnati Opera to Release Premiere Recording of Gregory Spears' FELLOW TRAVELERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Cincinnati Opera releases the live audio recording of the world premiere production of Gregory Spears and Greg Pierce's ravishing new opera, Fellow Travelers, directed by Kevin Newbury and featuring the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mark Gibson (out September 15 (digital) and September 29 (physical) on Fanfare Cincinnati). (more...)

Unofficial Burlesque Festival Comes to Ethyl's Alcohol & Food
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Slip into a 70s NYC Vibe at Ethyl's Alcohol & Food Ethyl's Alcohol & Food is a wild ride back into 1970s New York City that injects new life into an Upper East Side scene that was once the hottest part of town. Ethyl's was founded in May 2016 and is led by an eclectic team of rock stars who were there in the heyday of the disco, punk and rock 'n' roll scenes in NYC. Co-owner and designer Paul Gerard is an acclaimed NYC restaurateur, chef and musician known for capturing the retro spirit of the city with places such as Belle Reve and Exchange Alley, after revamping larger venues like Soho House, and Soho Grand Hotel. He has also ventured into TV with his show Work The Line, with executive producers Anthony Bourdain and Tom Colicchio. Without stopping there, he continued to use his creative energy to design his latest project, Antique Bar & Bakery in Hoboken. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for September 13, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 13, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Photo Coverage: SCHOOL OF ROCK Touring Company Meets The Press
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 13, 2017

School of Rock The Musical launches its First National Tour in Rochester, NY, at RBTL's Auditorium Theatre on September 30, 2017. With a team that includes Laurence Connor (Director), Rob Colletti (Dewy), Lexie Dorsett Sharp (Rosalie), Theodora Silverman (Katie), Phoenix Schuman (Zack), John Michael Pitera (Billy) and Ava Briglia (Summer), the company of the tour met the press this week in preparation to rock out on the road. See photos from the event below! (more...)

Linda Glick to Debut TEACH ME TONIGHT at Pangea This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Singer Linda Glick has been described as 'full of grace and dignity, leavened by a touch of continental cynicism' (Backstage, Eric Haagensen). She will unveil her newest cabaret show, 'Teach Me Tonight,' from October 18 to November 10 at Pangea Restaurant & Supper Club, 178 Second Ave. (betw. 11th & 12th Streets). (more...)

BWW Review: The Inaugural CHITA RIVERA AWARDS Celebrated the Best in Dance on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in Film
by Sondra Forsyth - Sep 13, 2017

During a historic evening that was by turns a star-studded celebration of dance and a solemn remembrance of 9/11, the inaugural Chita Rivera Awards offered both joy and solace to the packed house at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on September 11th 2017. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre to Bring THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY to Naperville
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, kicks off their 7thSeason - Cinema to Stage - with the Western Suburb Premiere of two-time Tony Award winning Broadway musical The Bridges of Madison County. (more...)

Marc Roberge of O.A.R., 10,000 Maniacs and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces an evening with Marc Roberge of O.A.R., the return of 10,000 Maniacs with four Valentine's shows over two nights and more. (more...)

Southport 40th Anniversary in NYC to Include Bob Dorough Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Lampkin Music Group and Christopher Gines/Noctambulo @ Pangea presents 'A Musical Celebration of Jazz Legend Bob Dorough' starring Joanie Pallatto and Bradley Parker-Sparrow with special guests Martha Lorin, Christiana Moffa, Bill Nolte, Deanna Witkowski. Part of the Southport 40th Anniversary Celebration in NYC and Chicago Plus a CD Party for Joanie & Sparrow's new CD Float Out to Sea One Show Only! Noctambulo @ Pangea 178 2nd Ave (between 11th & 12th Streets) NY, NY 10003 212-995-0900 Monday, October 23rd at 7:00 p.m. Music Charge: $25.00 online or $30.00 at the Door (Cash Only) Drink/Food Min: $20.00 http://www.cafenoctambulo.com/ (more...)

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