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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.


Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Hits the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment just announced that the Original Broadway Cast Album of A Bronx Tale was recorded in New York City today, January 9. Release dates and additional information will be announced shortly. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with A BRONX TALE
by Walter McBride - Jan 9, 2017

Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment just announced that the Original Broadway Cast Album of A Bronx Tale was recorded in New York City today, January 9. Release dates and additional information will be announced shortly. See photos from the recording session below! (more...)

David Rasche and Kecia Lewis to Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the performance schedule, cast and creative team for director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's comic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teeth, the first major New York production since 1998. (more...)

DVR Alert - Cast of Broadway's A BRONX TALE to Perform on NBC's 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Robert DeNiro, Tommy Mottola, Chazz Palminteri and Jerry Zaks will stop by NBC's TODAY to discuss the new Broadway musical A BRONX TALE, followed by a performance from the cast. (more...)

BWW Interview: Katie LaMark is Maureen for This Generation's RENT Tour
by E.H. Reiter - Jan 6, 2017

Katie LaMark is one of the new generation of this shows cast as they travel the country on the tour. Playing Maureen, Katie gets to being this outrageous activist and performance artist to life performing in this revival, from January 10th - 15th at the San Diego Civic Theatre. (more...)

Official: Jeremiah James and More Join Melissa Errico in Irish Rep's FINIAN'S RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre announced today the new cast members joining FINIAN'S RAINBOW, which runs through January 29, 2017. (more...)

'Fake News' Will Take the Stage in THE BIG BROADCAST ON EAST 53RD Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Playlinda Productions presents the World Premiere of Dick Brukenfeld's antic new comedy THE BIG BROADCAST ON EAST 53rd at The TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, NYC. Charles Maryan will direct.  (more...)

West End's Jeremiah James Joins Melissa Errico in FINIAN'S RAINBOW Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

New Year, new romance! West End star Jeremiah James is joining the cast of Irish Repertory Theatre's hit revival of FINIAN'S RAINBOW as 'Woody' opposite Melissa Errico, starting tonight, January 4, 2017. (more...)

THE BIG BROADCAST ON EAST 53RD Brings Fake News to the Stage Starting Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

A friendly reminder! Dick Brukenfeld's antic new comedy THE BIG BROADCAST ON EAST 53rd begins previews this Friday, February 3rd at 8 PM at The TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, NYC, under Charles Maryan's direction. The press opening is Thursday, Feb 9th and the Equity production continues through February 25th. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More Set for Theatre Forward's 2017 Roundtable
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Theatre Forward and UBS will host the 14th Annual Broadway Roundtable on Friday, February 3 at UBS (1285 Avenue of the Americas) from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. (more...)

NBC Orders Medical Drama from Tony Winner Warren Leight
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

NBC has greenlit a pilot order to an untitled medical drama from Tony award-winner Warren Leight, Paul Haggis (Crash) and Sony TV. Leight will pen and executive produce the project. (more...)

Timothy B. Schmit Announces Spring East Coast & Midwest Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT-in the midst of a January West Coast run of shows-has announced a spring East Coast and Midwest leg in support of Leap of Faith, his new 12-track solo album. (more...)

NASHVILLE on CMT Ratings Surge Nearly 20% Since Premiere
by TV News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Following two weeks of consecutive growth, NASHVILLE ratings on CMT continue to rise and shatter network records. The newest episode aptly entitled ¬ďLeap of Faith¬Ē attracted more than 2 million viewers pulling a .95 A 18-49, notching an 18% rise in ratings since the season premiere on January 5. (more...)

Arsenio Hall, Timothy B. Schmit and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces Emmy Award-winning actor, comedian and producer Arsenio Hall, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, Amel Larrieux's return with back-to-back performances and more. (more...)

Broadway's Grasan Kingsberry and Betsy Struxness to Join Greenwich Village Orchestra for Spring Pops Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

On May 7, 2017, at 3:00PM, the Greenwich Village Orchestra, led by Music Director and Conductor Barbara Yahr, will close its 30th anniversary season at Washington Irving Campus Auditorium (at 17th St. and Irving Place) with a pops concert, Broadway Downtown, featuring performances by guest artists and Broadway stars Grasan Kingsberry (The Color Purple, Motown The Musical, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Aida) and Betsy Struxness (Hamilton, Matilda, Memphis, Wicked). (more...)

Asolo Rep to Host Behind-the-Scenes Events for THE GREAT SOCIETY and THE ORIGINALIST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Get rare insights into the artistic process, hear directly from the people responsible for producing Asolo Repertory Theatre's THE GREAT SOCIETY and THE ORIGINALIST, and engage in stimulating discussion inspired by the plays' themes and issues. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 1/2/2017
by - Jan 2, 2017

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 1/2/2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Robert DeNiro, Jerry Zaks & Chazz Palminteri Talk A BRONX TALE on 'Today'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

This morning, Robert DeNiro, Tommy Mottola, Chazz Palminteri and Jerry Zaks stopped by NBC's TODAY to discuss the new Broadway musical A BRONX TALE. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of A BRONX TALE Perform 'Belmont Avenue' on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

This morning,  the cast of Broadway's A BRONX TALE performed the energetic number 'Streets of the Bronx' on NBC's today. (more...)

Constantine Maroulis, Mel Johnson, Jr., Grasan Kingsberry and More Sign on for WEARING BLACK Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

NewYorkRep and The Telling Company have announced casting for their upcoming staged reading of WEARING BLACK, the new musical featuring book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas. (more...)

Scoop: CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND - Season Finale on THE CW - Friday, February 3, 2017
by - Jan 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND - Season Finale, airing on THE CW on Friday, February 3, 2017! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Leap of Faith' Episode of NASHVILLE on CMT
by - Jan 13, 2017

On the next episode of NASHVILLE on CMT titled "Leap of Faith," Rayna receives a stunning offer from Zach Welles; Juliette seeks advanced treatment and Will and Kevin look for an apartment together. (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

East West Players' Celebrity Benefit Reading to Star Parminder Nagra, Rizwan Manji, Marc Anthony Samuel, and Sherri Saum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, is pleased to announce One Night Only: The Secret Play Project, a special one-night-only benefit reading on January 30, 2017, which will be directed by award-winning director, writer, and actress Lily Mariye, and starring celebrities Parminder Nagra, Rizwan Manji, Marc Anthony Samuel, and Sherri Saum. (more...)

Writers Theatre Adds One Week Extension to the World Premiere of THE HUNTER AND THE BEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces an additional week of performances of the World Premiere of The Hunter and The Bear, written by PigPen Theatre Co. and directed by Stuart Carden and PigPen Theatre Co. The production now runs through January 29, 2017 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Scoop: THE TWINS: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? on FREEFORM - Monday, March 20, 2017
by - Feb 9, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE TWINS: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? , airing on FREEFORM on Monday, March 20, 2017! (more...)

BWW Review: TROUBADOUR at Alliance Theatre
by Justin Cole Adams - Feb 5, 2017

The Alliance Theatre has a habit of debuting innovative theatre that sometimes even makes it to Broadway. (Note: Tuck Everlasting, Bring It On, Sister Act, Aida, The Color Purple. No big deal, right?) It is for this reason that I was not surprised that their latest musical, TROUBADOR, was just as exceptional. (more...)

Performances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's tragicomic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teethtonight, February 14, through March 19 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center(262 Ashland Place), TFANA's state-of-the-art permanent home in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Anat Cohen, John Waite, Robbie Fulks and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces Israeli multi-reed bandleader Anat Conat and her critically acclaimed international Trio Brasileiro, English musician John Waite (1984's 'Missing You'), recent Grammy nominee and Chicagoan Robbie Fulks and more. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical Extends Again at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, La Jolla Playhouse is adding a seventh week of performances for Disney's Freaky Friday.  The show will extend its run through March 19.  (more...)

On The Rocks Theatre Company's Sci-Fi Comedy FRED to Premiere at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Dixon Place's new theatrical commission of On The Rocks Theatre Company's sci-fi comedy with music FRED, will have its world premiere on Friday, March 17th at 7:30 PM. The production is written by On The Rocks co-founders Christopher Ford & Dakota Rose. Ms. Rose helms the production as director. (more...)

FOR ALL MY GIRLS: A Musical Celebrating the 'Everyday Diva', Featuring R&B Singer Monifah, Changes Venue
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Today, Tmapp, in association with CBO Entertainment, announced that the Equity Showcase production of FOR ALL MY GIRLS: A Musical Celebrating the 'Everyday Diva,' has changed venues. Beginning Friday, December 9, 2016, the musical will play MIST Harlem (www.mistharlem.com), uptown's premiere live performance and special event venue through December 20, 2016. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 12/5/2016
by - Dec 5, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 12/5/2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Showtunes' LEAP OF FAITH Spotlights Good Voices in a Not So Good Show
by Jay Irwin - Dec 5, 2016

Just a few days ago I reviewed a show that, if you remember, I felt had one major downfall; that the newer songs bringing it from the film version to the stage version had lyrics written by Glenn Slater. Now, just a few blocks from that other production, Showtunes puts up a concert of another film to stage adaptation with all of the lyrics written by Glenn Slater and music from Alan Menken. And while there were certainly some wonderful voices in the concert it just proves one thing that Showtunes needs to pay attention to, not all shows need a revival. (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW 12/5 - 12/9 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Dec 3, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW 12/5 - 12/9, airing on ABC (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 12/26/2016
by - Dec 26, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 12/26/2016. (more...)

Artwork 'Glory and Defeat' Stars at Lauderhill Central Park Library Grand Opening
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

The new Lauderhill Central Park Library grand opening took place this month reflecting a collaboration of County and City partnerships, the arts, sports and learning. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Richard Ridge Chats with Heidi Blickenstaff, Terrence Mann, and More on the Red Carpet of A BRONX TALE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was live on the red carpet at the opening night of A BRONX TALE. See who he got to chat with below! (more...)

MARTIN LUTHER ON TRIAL Begins Tonight Off-Broadway at Fellowship for Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Performances begin tonight for the second production of Fellowship for Performing Arts' (FPA) 2016-17 New York season, MARTIN LUTHER ON TRIAL, presented at The Pearl Theatre (555 West 42nd Street). (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 12/19/2016
by - Dec 19, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 12/19/2016. (more...)

Leslie Odom Jr. Shares His Wish List for Christmas 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2016

Even the busiest Broadway stars have holiday wishes, and Leslie Odom Jr. recently made time to give the New York Post  some intel on what he's hoping to find under the tree come Christmas morning. At the top of the list is a record player; according to Odom Jr., 'We're gonna play records - old and new - almost exclusively in our house in 2017.' The Tony and Grammy winner also has simpler desires, however, evidenced by the inclusion of items like socks further down the list. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MARTIN LUTHER ON TRIAL Celebrates Opening Night
by Linda Lenzi - Dec 15, 2016

Fellowship for Performing Arts presents its second show of the 2016-17 New York season, MARTIN LUTHER ON TRIAL, at The Pearl Theatre (555 West 42nd Street). The show opened just last night and the company gathered at the New York Beer Company to celebrate! (more...)

Tunes from Highline Ballroom Concert Featured on LaChanze's FEELING GOOD EP
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

LaCHANZE - the Tony Award-winning actress and concert star of The Color Purple, If/Then, Once on This Island and more - has announced plans to record a special EP "Feeling Good" to feature musical highlights of her electric new concert of the same name at The Highline Ballroom. (more...)

BWW Review: KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE, Southwark Playhouse
by Gary Naylor - Dec 14, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a show sure to enchant all the family, a theatrical production every bit as good as its celebrated animated predecessor. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 12/12/2016
by - Dec 12, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 12/12/2016. (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alan H. Green and More Broadway Vets Join Benefit Concert for New Christmas Musical
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

???????Christmas Letters-a new musical comedy about the ups and downs of surviving the holiday season-announces casting for a Dec. 16 benefit concert supporting Stomping Ground Theatre Company. (more...)

FINIAN'S RAINBOW, Starring Melissa Errico, Extends Again at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand, Irish Repertory Theatre announced today a second extension of FINIAN'S RAINBOW, which will now run through January 29, 2017. (more...)

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