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Ahmanson Theatre ( Los Angeles, CA)
Los Angeles Music Center
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.

F. Michael Haynie, Sydney Morton and Bradley Dean to Star in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse will present the New England premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, on stage from July 13 to August 6, making the Playhouse one of the first regional theaters in the U.S. to stage this new musical. (more...)

HAMILTON's Leslie Odom, Jr. Says He'd Return To Aaron Burr 'Anywhere In The World At Anytime'
by Michael Dale - Jun 30, 2016

Though he's leaving the show to embark on his jazz career, the Tony-winner says he'll be back. (more...)

Sally Mayes, Lacretta and More to Star in UNEXPECTED JOY World Premiere at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater is proud to announce the cast for the world premiere of UNEXPECTED JOY: Sally Mayes, Lacretta, Michele Duffy, and Charity Farrell. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Ton Winner Leslie Odom Jr.'s 'Autumn Leaves' Music Video Has Arrived!
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2016

It's been a wild few weeks for Leslie Odom Jr., from winning the Tony award for best lead actor in a musical for his outstanding performance as Aaron Burr in the Broadway phenomenon Hamilton, to releasing his debut studio album. The self-titled album features his take on a plethora of jazz classics, available now on iTunes and Amazon. Check out the music video for his rendition of 'Autumn Leaves' below! (more...)

A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKEN to Debut at Segerstrom Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Disney aficionados, film buffs and musical theater lovers can expect an evening like no other when eight-time Oscar-winner Alan Menken comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts performing his own music and sharing entertaining anecdotes about his unrivaled career. (more...)

New Jimmy Buffett Musical Titled ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE; Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Paradise has a name! (more...)

The Ordway to Present PAINT YOUR WAGON, 8/9-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts opens its 2016-17 season with an exciting new 'revisal' of Lerner & Loewe's Paint Your Wagon, Aug. 9-21. Featuring an all new book by Pulitzer Prize nominated playwright Jon Marans, the show opened at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre in June 2016. Twin Cities audiences will be among the first in the world to experience this updated sweeping saga of the mythic West and the pursuit of the American Dream. Tickets for Lerner & Loewe's Paint Your Wagon start at $37 and can be purchased online at, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office. (more...)

Old School Square in Delray Beach Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Old School Square has served for over 25 years as the gathering place for Delray Beach, and the 2016-17 Season will launch a new era of arts and entertainment for all ages. (more...)

Ben Roseberry Releases Solo Album 'The Fractured Years'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Musical theatre actor Ben Roseberry has released an album of his own music as a project called The Fractured Years.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael McCormick Talks HIMSELF AND NORA
by David Clarke - Jun 22, 2016

In July 2012, HIMSELF AND NORA premiered at the New York Musical Theater Festival. In 2014, Jay Records released HIMSELF AND NORA (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording). Following the steamy romance between James Joyce and his muse, Nora, the musical has returned to New York in a lush Off-Broadway production at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Recently, I sat down with Michael McCormick, who plays John Joyce, Ezra Pound, and others, to chat about the show. (more...)

Tori Scott to Return to Joe's Pub with MAKING AMERICA GAY AGAIN!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Hailed as one of Time Out New York's Top 10 Cabaret Artists (2013), belter and bad decision maker Tori Scott returns to Joe's Pub at The Public just in time for Gay Pride with her solo show, MAKING AMERICA GAY AGAIN! -- a shameless journey that celebrates stiff drinks, bad decisions and the gays that enable her -- on June 25th at 9:30pm. (more...)

Breaking News: HAMILTON's Leslie Odom Jr. Reveals Departure Date
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. just participated in a Facebook Live chat, in which he first sent his best wishes to fathers everywhere, including Lin-Manuel, his own father as well as his mentors. Then, he announced to his fans that he will depart the hit musical on July 9, 2016 (along with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Phillipa Soo).  (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Leslie Odom Jr. Reveals Which Celeb Left Him Most Star-Struck
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. stopped by last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on Bravo and explained how he feels about the steep ticket prices for HAMILTON. (more...)

ADI to Perform Jack Ferver's I WANT YOU TO WANT ME at The Kitchen, 6/30-7/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

American Dance Institute (ADI), continuing to find new ways to support contemporary dance artists, is presenting performances in New York City for the first time this summer, offering five premieres over the course of five weeks at The Kitchen. The fifth of ADI's New York premieres at The Kitchen will be celebrated choreographer Jack Ferver's I Want You To Want Me, June 30 - July 02. (more...)

Peterson's Launches Publication for Young Entrepreneurs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Peterson's, a leading producer of college preparation and business information, today announced the June 14, 2016 publication of its newest book, Start Your Business on a Ramen Noodle Budget, by Queen of Ramen Noodle Startups and award-winning entrepreneur, Felecia Hatcher-Pearson. This quick-reading, inspiring, and often humorous guide outlines 12 important lessons broke entrepreneurs need to learn to get their business off the ground. (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Leslie Odom Jr. Makes First Post-Tony Appearance on 'CBS This Morning'
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Leslie Odom Jr joins 'CBS This Morning' for his first TV interview since winning his Tony. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends 'DEATH OF A STREETCAR'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Writers Theatre, under leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a second two-week extension of Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody created by Tim Ryder and Tim Sniffen, written by Tim Sniffen and directed by Stuart Carden and Michael Halberstam. Due to demand, the production now runs through August 14, 2016, as the inaugural production of the Gillian Theatre at Writers Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

HAMILTON's Leslie Odom Jr. Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Lead Actor - Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Leslie Odom, Jr. has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his role as Aaron Burr in HAMILTON. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees - HAMILTON's Leslie Odom Jr.
by Walter McBride - Jun 11, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next week, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical nominee for Hamilton, Leslie Odom Jr., as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Lyricist Glenn Slater Describes the Rocket Ride of SCHOOL OF ROCK!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 10, 2016

Living-legend Andrew Lloyd Webber teamed up with lyricist Glenn Slater for his latest Broadway production- the four-times Tony nominated SCHOOL OF ROCK. Below, watch as Slater explains how they turned the Winter Garden Theatre into a nightly rock concert. (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...)

PHOTO: Tony Winner Leslie Odom Jr. Performs at Philly's 4th of July Celebration
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Leslie Odom Jr. was among the performers at this year's Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert, held in Philadelphia, PA on Monday, July 4th. (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...)

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...)

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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