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Los Angeles, CA

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You'll be dancing in the aisles when con man Jonas Nightingale brings his gospel-charged tent revival to rain-starved Kansas. Four-time Tony Award©-nominee Raķl Esparza and Golden Globe Award-nominee Brooke Shields will star in this world premiere Broadway-bound new musical.



Based on the movie with Steve Martin, Leap of Faith boasts a brand new score from 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and directed and choreographed by Tony Award©-winner Rob Ashford, helmer of the recent Taper favorite, Parade.

Pam Watson Releases THE BEAUTIFUL HOME OF CHASE S. SQUIRREL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

'The Beautiful Home of Chase S. Squirrel': a beautifully illustrated tale of friends walking with God. 'The Beautiful Home of Chase S. Squirrel' is the creation of published author, Pam Watson, born and raised in North Carolina in a wonderful home by a loving mother and father that everyone adored. Her parents tried to instill Godly values and the golden rule into Pam and her brother and sister. Pam has had many wonderful family, friends, and pastors to help guide her on her journey to having a closer walk with the Lord. Several years ago, some friends flew her to Florida for vacation. They lived on the Gulf of Mexico where every day, Pam could walk on the beach, watch the dolphins play, see the birds, and enjoy God's beauty. Then Pam was hooked. The idea formed over time for her to move to Florida herself. After much prayer, she took the Leap of Faith and moved to Largo, Florida, to be close to her friends. Pam is excited to have written her first book. (more...)

The Platform Group's New Play ROUGHLY SPEAKING Gives A Voice and Backpacks to NYC's Homeless
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

'It's about giving back to a community most people don't want to take notice of,' explained The Platform Group's Artistic Director Shara Ashley Zeiger about the decision to donate $3.00 from each ticket sold to the group's upcoming production of Roughly Speaking to help purchase backpacks for New York City homeless people. (more...)

Leslie Odom, Jr., Cynthia Erivo and More to Headline Women's Association of NJPAC Spotlight Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Tony Award winners Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton) and Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), and Grammy Award-nominated singer and songwriter Kenny Lattimore will bring their powerful voices and dynamic stage presence to NJPAC's 21st Annual Spotlight Gala of the Women's Association of NJPAC on Saturday, October 1. (more...)

The Platform Group's ROUGHLY SPEAKING to Benefit NYC's Homeless
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

'It's about giving back to a community most people don't want to take notice of,' explained The Platform Group's Artistic Director Shara Ashley Zeiger about the decision to donate $3.00 from each ticket sold to the group's upcoming production of Roughly Speaking to help purchase backpacks for New York City homeless people. (more...)

The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre to Hold 3rd Annual Tribute to Founder
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Join The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center on Friday, September 17 at 8PM as they pay Tribute to Noel S. Ruiz, the founder of the organization. (more...)

J. Elaine Marcos to Host Broadway Artists Connection's Next 'Open Mic & Mingle'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle hosted by eight time Broadway Veteran & comedian J. Elaine Marcos on Monday, October 10th at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). The evening will be kicked off by a stellar line up of Broadway pros (listed below) followed by selected artists at the legendary Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd St. (more...)

OzAsia Festival Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Jump down the rabbit hole for an unpredictable adventure at the 2016 OzAsia Festival. From a Cambodian circus to an emotive human trafficking experience, theatrical Chinese comedy to an artistic portrayal of the world of bondage and much more - push the cultural boundaries at Adelaide Festival Centre's 2016 OzAsia Festival which kicks off today. (more...)

BWW Interview: Oliver Savile On Playing Fiyero During The 10th Anniversary Of WICKED
by Marianka Swain - Sep 20, 2016

Musical theatre actor Oliver Savile performed in tours of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cats and Mamma Mia!, before joining the West End cast of Wicked in 2015. He's currently playing Fiyero as part of the 10th anniversary cast, which features Rachel Tucker, Suzie Mathers, Anita Dobson and Mark Curry. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre Presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

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PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that PLENTY, written by David Hare, will extend two weeks through Sunday, November 20. (more...)

MARIE AND ROSETTA Extends by Two Weeks Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, starring Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once on This Island) and Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe, has been extended an additional two weeks due to popular demand following opening last night to positive reviews. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company's MARIE AND ROSETTA Extended Two Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce that the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, starring Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once on This Island) andRebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe, has been extended an additional two weeks due to popular demand following opening last night to positive reviews. (more...)

World-Renowned Medium Colby Psychic Rebel Releases #1 Best Seller LEAP OF FAITH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Colby, Psychic Rebel, releases her new book Leap of Faith: How To Build Your Spiritual Business and it catapults to #1 on four of Amazon's best seller lists confirming the spiritual community's craving for this information. (more...)

Sarah Wright Pens THRIVING THROUGH SEASONS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

'Thriving Through Seasons': an enjoyable and heroic tale with an optimistic theme. 'Thriving Through Seasons' is the creation of published author, Sarah Wright, who is fourteen years old from Central Pennsylvania. She is affectionately called Reesy or Cupper by her family. Sarah is constantly creating in the kitchen and on paper. She is an animal lover who has two cats, a dog, chickens, and horses she cares for. Her family includes two brothers, one sister, and her mom and dad, Drexel and Virginia Wright. Her sister, Jenna, has multiple medical challenges that lead to paralysis. In order to cope with her family's medical battles, Sarah uses her love for writing to express her experiences, thoughts and emotions. These writings developed the story of 'Thriving Through Seasons.' Her main goal through this work and future projects is to uplift and inspire those who experienced suffering. Her passion is to lead people to Christ Jesus in a creative way so they may find hope in Him, as she did. This book challenged her to take a Leap of Faith to share her story with others. (more...)

Director, Cast Announced for Uwharrie Players' LEAP OF FAITH
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

For Immediate Release: Albemarle. Uwharrie Players Announce Director and Cast for Summer Musical: Leap of Faith. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse to 'Spotlight' THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Director & Music Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse will present another installment of the post-show discussion series 'Spotlight' featuring the dynamic creators of the new musical THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME following the Saturday matinee on July 16 at 6PM. (more...)

Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. (more...)

DVR Alert: Tony Winner Leslie Odom Jr. to Perform on NBC's TODAY
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

NBC has announced that on Wednesday, August 3rd, Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr., who recently departed the hit Broadway musical HAMILTON, will perform on TODAY (more...)

Tony Winner Leslie Odom Jr. to Sit In with The Roots on NBC's TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

NBC has announced that Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr., who departed the hit Broadway musical HAMILTON earlier this month, will sit in with THE TONIGHT SHOW house band The Roots on Monday, August 1st. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/22/16- Alan Menken
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2016

Happy Birthday Alan Menken! For Disney, Menken has scored The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas, each of which won him two Academy Awards. He also composed the scores for The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Enchanted, and Tangled. Menken has collaborated on several occasions with lyricists including Howard Ashman,Tim Rice and Stephen Schwartz. On Broadway, Menken has composed for The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors, King David, Beauty and the Beast, Sister Act, Leap of Faith, and Newsies. His most recent Broadway project, Aladdin, is currently playing at the New Amsterdam Theatre. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/22/2016 - Happy Birthday, Alan Menken!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 22, 2016

Today's big news: The new BEAUTY AND THE BEAST movie previews tonight on Disney Channel, and SUMMER SHORTS 2016 kicks off at 59E59 today!  (more...)

Squabbalogic Presents MYSTERY MUSICAL #4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Following the enormous success of their sold-out Mystery Musical shows, BYE BYE BIRDIE, HELLO, DOLLY and THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, Squabbalogic Independent Music Theatre is inviting audiences to take a Leap of Faith again with MYSTERY MUSICAL #4 on Wednesday 3 rd August at the Seymour Centre. (more...)

HAMILTON's Leslie Odom Jr. to Appear in A NIGHT OF REVELS Gala at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Old Globe will celebrate A Night of Revels at the 2016 Globe Gala on Saturday, September 24, in support of the theatre's arts engagement and artistic programs. The annual event will feature an exclusive, one-night-only cabaret performance by Leslie Odom, Jr., the Tony Award-winning star of the Broadway smash hit musical Hamilton. (more...)

BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS, Menier Chocolate Factory, 12 July 2016
by Marianka Swain - Jul 13, 2016

Anyone who ever played 'shop' as a child, trading real or imaginary objects over a table, will experience a thrill of recognition at Fiasco Theater's stripped-back take on Sondheim and James Lapine's ode to and deconstruction of storytelling. That's what we get for the swiftly evoked bakery, and there's a dressmaker's dummy standing in for a tree, a feather duster and Christmas tree ornament for a golden egg-laying hen, a ladder for a mighty tower, a wooden crate for a throne, shadow play during the action sequences, and flapping pieces of paper as the ever-helpful birds. (more...)

Here They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Jul 12, 2016

Motown the Musical returns to Broadway tonight, Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the original production below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Faith Prince of FANCY FAITH at Hudson Stage Company
by Kathryn Kitt - Jul 11, 2016

Tony award winner FAITH PRINCE in concert to benefit Hudson Stage Company. All proceeds directly benefit the upcoming season of Hudson Stage Company - a non-profit professional theatre dedicated to producing provocative, affordable and transformative theatre to its audiences. (more...)

BWW Review: Multi-Talented Mary Olive Gauthier in CSA's Production of NEXT TO NORMAL
by Peter Nason - Aug 8, 2016

Can a group of talented teenagers make this adult musical work? (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/5/2016 - Norbert Leo Butz in Concert, WONDERETTES in Houston & More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 5, 2016

This weekend's big news: Norbert Leo Butz returns to Feinstein's/54 Below, KINKY BOOTS performs at 'Broadway in the Boros', and newest edition of THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES premieres in Houston! (more...)

DVR Alert - Tony Award Winner Leslie Odom Jr to Perform on ABC's THE VIEW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

ABC has announced that Leslie Odom Jr., who recently won the Tony Award for his performance as Aaron Burr in Broadway's HAMILTON, will perform on THE VIEW on Wednesday, August 10th. (more...)

Nick Cordero, Richard H. Blake, Bobby Conte Thornton, Ariana DeBose and More to Lead A BRONX TALE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Producers Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions have just announced casting for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

Psychic Rebel Pens LEAP OF FAITH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Colby, Psychic Rebel, releases her new book Leap of Faith: How To Build Your Spiritual Business on August 30, 2016. Geared towards individuals in the holistic, metaphysical or spiritual industry starting a spiritual practice by providing insight to the practical side of a business startup. (more...)

Catherine Trim Shares REBIRTHING YOUR DREAMS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Catherine Trim, a registered nurse with a passion for people, has completed her new book 'Rebirthing Your Dreams: Your Guide to a Victorious Future': a self-help book that intends to inspire Christians to act in their best interests and call upon God to improve their lives and fulfill their dreams. (more...)

Showtunes Announces 2016-2017 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The 2016-2017 SHOWTUNES Theatre Company season defies expectations and dazzles audiences with three rarely produced concert musicals and two very special musical theatre events. With the introduction of a cabaret in February, Defying Expectations, and a musical theatre-themed Writer's Initiative in May, SHOWTUNES continues to diversify their offerings while demonstrating their unparalleled devotion to this all-American art form. The season begins with three performances October 22-23 at ACT's Allen Theatre. Shenandoah is directed by Matt Wolfe with music direction by RJ Tancioco. The expanded season also includes two concert musicals inside Benaroya Hall's Ilsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall: Leap of Faith on December 3-4 and The Unsinkable Molly Brown on March 11-12, 2017.   (more...)

Jeannette Bayardelle to Lead Theatre By The Sea's SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Get ready to rejoice! SISTER ACT, the gloriously funny five-time Tony-nominated musical, is taking the stage at Bill Hanney's award winning Theatre By The Sea (TBTS). SISTER ACT will begin Wednesday, August 17, and plays thru Sunday, September 4, 2016. Press night is scheduled for Friday, August 19 at 8p.m. (more...)

VIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr. Performs 'Brazil' on First-Ever Live TV Performance!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

On this morning's TODAY, Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. gave his first-ever live television performance, singing the song 'Brazil' off his recently released self-titled album. (more...)

Magician and Actor Brett Schneider to Bring Illusions to THE MAGIC PLAY at Goodman; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

This fall, Goodman Theatre combines world-class magic with a human story of loss and love in the world premiere of The Magic Play, by Andrew Hinderaker and directed by Halena Kays, starting October 21. (more...)

Alan Menken Goes for EGOT with Emmy-Nominated GALAVANT Tune
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2016

As reported in an interview AFP, Alan Menken is heading into this TV awards season with the possibility of joining the elite EGOT club-a feat realized by just 12 people in history. Although Menken's resume is littered with so many award-winning hits that many might assume he's already fulfilled all the EGOT requirements (winning an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony), Menken lacks the 'E' in the acronym, a fact that just might change if he's fortunate enough to win an Emmy award for his Galavant tune, 'A New Season' in September.  (more...)

Timothy B. Schmit Debuts 'Red Dirt Road'; New Solo Album LEAP OF FAITH Out Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Timothy B. Schmit--groundbreaking vocalist, songwriter and bass playerfrom the legendary rock groups Eagles and Poco--has teamed up with Rolling Stone Country to premiere his new song 'Red Dirt Road' (here) (more...)

Emii Releases New Single 'WAIT'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

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Cast Complete for Rachel Weisz-Led Revival of PLENTY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the first major New York revival of David Hare's PLENTY. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring the previously announced Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll, the show will begin previews on Tuesday, October 4 and run through Sunday, November 6, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 20. (more...)

BWW Review: THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS at Derby Dinner Playhouse
by Taylor Clemons - Aug 22, 2016

When a five down on their luck friends buy an abandoned church and turn it into a day spa, hilarity ensues! While building their friendship, they might also manage to find love along the way. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 21
by Audition Roundup - Aug 21, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 21, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

VIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr Performs 'Wait For It' from HAMILTON on 'Tonight Show'
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 2, 2016

Last night, Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr., who departed the hit Broadway musical HAMILTON last month, sat in with THE TONIGHT SHOW house band The Roots. (more...)

Courtney Reed and James Moye to Take Part in IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Aladdin star Courtney Reed (Princess Jasmine) and James Moye (On the 20th Century, Million Dollar Quartet, Aladdin) will lead an industry reading of the new musical It Happened in Key West in NYC on August 19. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Theatre By The Sea's SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Theatre By The Sea's production of SISTER ACT plays now through September 4, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Leslie Odom Jr. to Board Kenneth Branagh's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Remake?
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Leslie Odom Jr. is certainly keeping busy after his Tony-winning run on Broadway in HAMILTON. Variety writes that the actor is in talks to join Kenneth Branagh's new big screen adaptation of Agatha Christie's iconic detective novel MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. (more...)

Deaf Actor to Play Quasimodo in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME's Los Angeles Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment will present the first show of its 2016-2017 season, the Los Angeles premiere production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell, musical direction by Dennis Castellano, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

VIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr. Performs 'Autumn Leaves' on THE VIEW; Credits Karaoke for Honing Voice
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Leslie Odom Jr., who recently won the Tony Award for his performance as Aaron Burr in Broadway's HAMILTON, stopped by today's THE VIEW on ABC to perform 'Autumn Leaves,' from his new self-titled album of jazz music out now. (more...)

DVR Alert: Tony Award Winner Leslie Odom Jr. Performs on ABC's THE VIEW Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

ABC has announced that Leslie Odom Jr., who recently won the Tony Award for his performance as Aaron Burr in Broadway's HAMILTON, will perform on THE VIEW today, August 10th. (more...)

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