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Holborn end of Shaftesbury Avenue
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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!



Viola Davis & More Set for New Docu-Series BLACK LOVE, Premiering on OWN
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Docu-series BLACK LOVE highlights love stories from the Black community and seeks to answer the question, “What does it take to make a marriage work?” “Black Love” pulls back the curtain on how love begins while showing the reality of what life-long love looks like, and offers proof that while it can happen for everyone, it isn't a cakewalk. (more...)

Emma Degerstedt, Conor Ryan, Lauren Molina and More to Lead DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the cast and creative team of the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous).  (more...)

BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Cast Aside Productions
by Elaine Bard - Aug 21, 2017

Have you ever felt unheard or unloved? Then take a seat and allow the 'internationally ignored' rock star, Hedwig, take you on a journey you will never forget. (more...)

Scoop: THE GONG SHOW on ABC - Thursday, September 7, 2017
by - Aug 21, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE GONG SHOW, airing on ABC on Thursday, September 7, 2017! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 21st, 2017: Broadway Community Rallies for 2017 Covenant House 'Sleep Out' and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: over 70 members of the Broadway community will rally tonight for 2017 Covenant House 'Sleep Out!' (more...)

Random Acts Welcomes Alexandra Alontaga as New Company Manager
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Random Acts, the micro-budget theatre company behind the recent smash-hit STRANGEST THINGS! THE MUSICAL, welcomes Alexandra Alontaga as Company Manager. (more...)

Andrew Heller Goes 'All The Way' With New CD Release
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2017

On his compelling, critically acclaimed tribute to the Chairman of the Board in honor of his 100th birthday, renowned performer and independent recording artist Andrew Heller achieves something powerful and musically transformational that most vocalists miss when paying homage to Frank. Instead of impersonating him like most do, the singer does Sinatra My Way, putting his own unique vocal stamp and style on ten signature classics. (more...)

BWW TV: Dancin' Duo Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune Get Ready to Hit the Road for JUST IN TIME!
by TV - Press Previews - Aug 20, 2017

Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune will hit the road this fall for CHITA & TUNE - Just in Time. Fans of the iconic duo will now have the opportunity of seeing these acclaimed performers in New Jersey, Oklahoma, Texas, Florida, Arizona and California beginning September 16. (more...)

Line Up Announced for Underbelly's Big Brain Benefit
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 19, 2017

Underbelly is thrilled to be partnering with The Brain Tumour Charity for a raucous evening of live comedy. The organisation remains at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours, making a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families. (more...)

Producers Celebrate the Ongoing Success of BIG IN BELGIUM at Summerhall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Following the huge success of the four previous seasons at Summerhall which have included the award-winning Us/Them, One Hundred Homes and The Great Downhill Journey of Little Tommy, BIG IN BELGIUM producers Big in Belgium, Richard Jordan Productions and Theatre Royal Plymouth are celebrating a fifth  year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Ontroerend Goed today winning a Fringe First for £¥€$ (LIES). (more...)

John Michael Montgomery & More to Perform on Upcoming 'Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashville'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Webster PR's roster of John Michael Montgomery, Baillie & the Boys, Tommy Roe and Mark Wills will appear and perform on upcoming episodes of “Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashville.” (more...)

Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for August 28-September 3, including a Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration, Veronica Swift, Adam Larson Quartet, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

The Mystic Theatre Celebrates 25 Years of Hosting Funkadelic and Prolific Music
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Mystic Theatre in Petaluma, CA will celebrate 25 years (silver jubilee) of hosting funkadelic and prolific music this year. From its humble beginnings in 1992, the North Bay's premiere music venue has become the staple concert venue in Petaluma. (more...)

BRO SHOW LIVE Opens this Weekend at Carpenter Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

BRO SHOW LIVE opens this weekend at Carpenter Square Theatre! (more...)

HALF A SIXPENCE Original Demo Recordings to Debut on CD This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Stage Door Records are pleased to announce the previously unreleased studio demo recordings of David Heneker's musical HALF A SIXPENCE will be released on September 29th, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: David Edward Hughes and His New Company SING OUT LOUISE! THEATRICALS
by Jay Irwin - Aug 18, 2017

Hello, Dear Readers. I recently got the chance to sit down with Seattle Theater staple David Edward Hughes to pick his brain on his career, his views on the state of local theater and, most importantly, his new theater company Sing Out Louise! Theatricals which will be announcing their inaugural season at their gala event on August 26th. An evening guaranteed to be filled to the brim with songs old, new and strange. (more...)

BWW Blog: HAMILTON Creative Team Talk: Looking to The Cabinet for Inspiration
by Erica Garcia - Aug 18, 2017

The Tony Award-winning HAMILTON Creative Team - Director Thomas Kail, Orchestrator Alex Lacamoire, and Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler - sat down for a Q&A in LA to reveal details about the show's creation, proving it just as inspiring as the show itself. (more...)

Michelle Williams, Ariana DeBose, and More Join American Pops for RESPECT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will honor the 75th birthday of one of the country's most treasured legends with Respect: The Music of Aretha Franklin to begin their star-studded third season. (more...)

Hoipolloi and PBJ Management's Feast of the Fest Line Up Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Nish Kumar, Tommy Tiernan and The Royal Court's MANWATCHING have been announced among those taking part in an all-day takeover of Paines Plough Roundabout, in support of Save The Children's Rescue at Sea Appeal. (more...)

VIDEO: WAR PAINT's Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Chat Cosmetics, Headshots and More with Kristin Chenoweth
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, who co-star in Broadway's War Paint, sat down for an interview with fellow Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth this afternoon via Facebook Live. If you missed it, you can check out everything the trio had to say - from Elizabeth Arden's products and inspiring vocalists to first headshots - in the video below! (more...)

THE WHO 'Tommy - Live At The Royal Albert Hall' Out 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

On October 13, 2017, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Tommy – Live At The Royal Albert Hall by The Who on DVD, Blu-ray, 2CD and 3LP [MSRP $15.98 DVD, $21.98 Blu-ray, $19.98 2CD, $39.98 3LP]. (more...)

Carrie Robbins Brings MY SWOLLEN FEET to NY Summerfest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Backstage comedy MY SWOLLEN FEET by designer/playwright Carrie Robbins is the story Robbins didn't have the courage or insight to tell until now. (more...)

Photo Flash: North Shore Music Theatre Is 'Puttin' On the Ritz' with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is currently playing at North Shore Music Theatre through August 27, 2017, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Norm Lewis to Ring in the Holidays at Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis rings in the holiday season at Feinstein's at the Nikko with Norm Lewis Wishes You a Swingin' Christmas on Friday, December 8 (8 p.m.), Saturday, December 9 (8 p.m.) and Sunday, December 10 (5 p.m.). (more...)

KT Sullivan, James Gavin, Klea Blackhurst and More on Tap for 28th Annual Cabaret Convention
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

With its unique combination of the best of past and present popular song, the annual Cabaret Convention stands as a pivotal, highly-anticipated highlight of New York City's autumn music season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Launches 2017 - 2018 Season with BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 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. Previews are Friday, Oct. 6 and Oct. 13 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

Other Theatre's BARNEY THE ELF Musical to Return for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Other Theatre will continue its 4th season with the third revival of its holiday hit BARNEY THE ELF, a campy and irreverent musical comedy, written by Bryan Renaud with lyrics by Renaud and Emily Schmidt. After helming the 2016 production, Tommy Rivera-Vega returns to direct and choreograph.  (more...)

New Team Honeybear Announces World Premiere of THAT'S NOT A PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

???????NEW TEAM HONEYBEAR is pleased to announce the world premiere production of Anthony Jackson and Jeff Mondoro's THAT'S NOT A PLAY: A PLAY BY NEW TEAM HONEYBEAR, directed by Kevin Laibson. THAT'S NOT A PLAY will play four performances only at The People's Improv Theater, Underground Theater (123 E 24th Street, NY, NY 10010). Performances begin Friday, September 8 and continues through Friday, September 29. (more...)

Secret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

"I will have poetry in my life.  And adventure.  And love. Love above all." The Cleveland Play House produces the Academy Award-winning romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, complete with swordfights, secret trysts, and backstage drama. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Friday for WICKED's Winter Run in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and WICKED have announced that individual tickets for the return of WICKED will go on sale on Friday, August 18, 2017. WICKED will fly back to the Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) during the holiday season for a limited seven-week engagement December 6, 2017 - January 21, 2018. (more...)

Breaking: Jin Ha & More Join Clive Owen in M. BUTTERFLY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Producers Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, Doug Morris and Spencer Ross today announce full casting for the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony Award®-winning play, M. BUTTERFLY, directed by Tony Award® winner Julie Taymor. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season; Tickets on Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak have just announced BrightSide Theatre's 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

The Kitchen Announces Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Kitchen, founded in 1971, has continued to serve as an important catalyst for a broad community of groundbreaking artists working across disciplines. In today's landscape, where contemporary artists and arts institutions are collaborating in new ways and generating new contexts for the continuing evolution of multi-disciplinary art, The Kitchen, as a nimble, smaller-scale organization, plays an especially vital role: it provides emerging and established artists a hot-house environment for the presentation and discussion of their work, supporting and seeking to foster a vibrant, living dialogue among artists from every field and area of culture. (more...)

Casting Announced for NightBlue's BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

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 - will be staged for the first time by a Chicago company when NightBlue Performing Arts opens its production of the musical on Monday, September 11, following previews from Friday, September 8 through Sunday, September 10.  Press opening is Monday, September 11 at 7:30 pm. BULLETS OVER BROADWAY will run through Sunday, October 8 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (more...)

Garrison Keillor, Straight No Chaser, Shaping Sound and More Set for The Kentucky Center's 34th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Kentucky Center is offering a wide variety of entertainment as it opens its 34th arts season. Fall performances will feature author and radio personality Garrison Keillor, all-male a cappella group Straight No Chaser, Emmy winner Travis Wall's dance company Shaping Sound as well as many others. (more...)

Los Lobos, David Crosby, Teedra Moses & Betches of Comedy Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces City Winery favorite Los Lobos returning for a four-night stand, a second night with David Crosby and more. (more...)

Review Roundup: EVITA at San Diego Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) has announced final casting for the first production of its 2017/18 season, 'EVITA.' (more...)

Theater Critic at Theater Camp: A Return Visit to French Woods
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

How do you take hundreds of kids (ages 7 to 17) and put up over a dozen shows (mostly musicals, plus a few plays) in as little as three weeks, with rehearsals limited to maybe just 12 or 13 days, with all or most of the cast rehearsing just slightly more than two hours each day, and many campers working on multiple shows at once? And I'm talking about completely staged shows with full production values, including sets, lighting, sound, costumes and live orchestras. Not only that, imagine repeating this same frenzied process four times over the course of a single summer. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, August 26, 2017
by - Aug 14, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, August 26, 2017! (more...)

Casting Announced for the New National Touring Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

NETworks Presentations announces casting for a brand new production of The Sound of Music as part of a North American tour. State Theatre New Jersey presents four performances of The Sound of Music December 22-24, 2017. Tickets range from $35-$98. (more...)

Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-Winning Designer Clint Ramos
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 14, 2017

One of Broadway's most acclaimed designers, Clint Ramos, joins Rob and Kevin, via phone, to discuss his illustrious career, which includes collaborating on such recent productions as SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, IN TRANSIT, ECLIPSED, VIOLET, SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, KID VICTORY, and countless others. (more...)

Steve Kazee, Patrick Page & Cady Huffman Lead Reading of THE STING Musical
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

An industry reading is underway for a new musical adaptation of The Sting! (more...)

Scottie Thompson, Sal Landi, and Ade M'Cormack to Star in THE DREAMER EXAMINES HIS PILLOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Samadahi Entertainment and The Lounge Theatre thrilled to present THE DREAMER EXAMINES HIS PILLOW with an all star cast of Scottie Thompson (The Blacklist, Graceland and NCIS), Sal Landi (How To Get Away With Murder, Scandal, Independents' Day), Ade M'Cormack (NCIS, Blood Diamond, 24).  (more...)

Scoop: THE GONG SHOW on ABC - Thursday, August 31, 2017
by - Aug 14, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE GONG SHOW, airing on ABC on Thursday, August 31, 2017! (more...)

THE HOME PLACE Finds Full Cast at Irish Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced full casting for the New York Premiere of Brian Friel's THE HOME PLACE. (more...)

Court Theatre presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Stephen J. Albert, Executive Director, opens its 2017-2018 season with Five Guys Named Moe by Clarke Peters, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson, Music Director Abdul Hamid Royal and Associate Director Felicia P. Fields. Five Guys Named Moe, which features Louis Jordan's greatest hits, runs September 7 - October 8, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is September 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Trace Bundy and Andy McKee Come to Boulder Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Internationally-acclaimed guitar virtuoso Trace Bundy must be seen to be believed, using harmonics, looping, and multiple capos to confound even the most accomplished music lovers as to how one person can do all that with just two hands and ten fingers. Trace's witty banter and stage presence delivers an unforgettable live concert experience. (more...)

The Bard Will Get a Country Twist in DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the first mainstage production of the 2017-2018 season: the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures. (more...)

Broadway Newsboys to Reunite for Fourth Year at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

On August 21st, cast members from the Broadway hit Newsies will reunite on the stage of Feinstein's/54 Below, for the forth year in a row. Audience members can expect to hear a variety of styles of music as well as stories and memories shared by the cast. (more...)

Soaking WET Comes to West End Theater 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Thursday-Sunday, September 14-17 West End Theater, 263 West 86th Street (2nd floor of the Church) Tickets: $20 Reservations: www.brownpapertickets.com  or 1-800-838-3006 (more...)

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