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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.

In The Season of HAMILTON, Best Musical Nominee BRIGHT STAR Takes a Leap Of Faith Towards Tony Night
by Michael Dale - May 9, 2016

With the chance for a Tony win looking far out of reach, the struggling musical tries building box office momentum with its five nominations. (more...)

Scoop: THE AMAZING RACE on CBS - Friday, May 13, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 9, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE AMAZING RACE, airing on CBS on Friday, May 13, 2016! (more...)

LaChanze to Join Jason Robert Brown at SubCulture on 5/15
by Louisa Brady - May 8, 2016

A concert series curated by the renowned Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, conductor, and director, Jason Robert Brown. Each unique performance will incorporate an eclectic mix of material, featuring music from throughout his acclaimed career, along with new works in development. Next Sunday, May 15th, Tony winner LaChanze will become Brown's latest guest in the series! (more...)

Audra McDonald, Adam Jacobs, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for Covenant House's A NIGHT OF BROADWAY STARS Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Stars from Hamilton, Wicked, Aladdin, Shuffle Along, Leap of Faith, Newsies, Cinderella, Spring Awakening and more to perform for - and with - Covenant House kids at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall to give hope to homeless youth on June 6th in New York City. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Conga-Master Sergio Trujillo Is Proud to Represent His ON YOUR FEET! Family
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 24, 2016

Sergio Trujillo has the audience dancing in aisles (literally) at the Marquis Theater every night. The choreographer just picked up his first Tony nomination for his work on ON YOUR FEET, an honor that he is not taking lightly. Watch below as he explains why this nomination means so much to him. (more...)

Vicki Todd Pens UNSTUCK
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

If you've ever felt 'stuck,' author Vicki Todd says it's likely due to an unclear understanding of one's life purpose. Through self-reflection readers will be able to find and fulfill this purpose in order to get more out of life. (more...)

DVR Alert - Leslie Odom Jr, Martin Short to Visit TONIGHT SHOW This Week
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

NBC has announced that on Friday, May 27th, HAMILTON star and Tony nominee Leslie Odom Jr and Broadway's Martin Short will visit THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON. (more...)

Tom Berklund to Lead NEXT FALL at MACHA THEATRE/FILMS
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

MACHA Theatre Co. and Treehouse Productions present the Tony Nominated and awarding winning Broadway play NEXT FALL in its 2015-1016 season. Written by Geoffrey Nauffts. NEXT FALL is about two gay men in a committed relationship with a twist, with one, Luke, being devoutly religious and the other, Adam, an atheist. The play revolves around their five-year relationship and how they make it work despite their differences. However, an accident changes everything. NEXT FALL paints a beautiful and funny portrait of modern romance, asking the hard questions about commitment, love, and faith. Directed by Robin Long. (more...)

BWW Blog: Paisley Haddad - One Singular Sensation X3
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

On Sunday afternoon, I had the pleasure of attending my school's Society of the Arts induction ceremony. It honors women who have graduated from our school and gone on to Broadway or have successful jobs in the Arts. I enjoyed hearing stories of past productions at my high school that took place on the stage that I am performing on today. After the ceremony, I had the pleasure of asking three of the honorees, all past theatre students, one question: What would you tell your high school theatre self now after achieving your goals? (more...)

Food Network Announces June 2016 Highlights
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

As summer kicks into high gear, Food Network serves up a month of hot competition series starting with a trip back through the decades with the premiere of Cutthroat Kitchen: Time Warp Tournament on Wednesday, June 1st (more...)

ON YOUR FEET!'s Jennifer Sanchez to Host BAC Open Mic & Mingle, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents its eighth Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle hosted by 5 time Broadway Veteran, Jennifer Sanchez (ON YOUR FEET) on Monday, May 23rd at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). The evening will be kicked off by a stellar line up of Broadway pros followed by selected 'aspiring artists & friends' at at the legendary Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd Street. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: HAMILTON's Leslie Odom, Jr. WILL Be In the Room Where It Happens on June 12!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2016

All year he's been singing about he room where it happens, and on June 12 he'll be there. Leslie Odom, Jr. has earned raves for his portrayal of HAMILTON bad guy Aaron Burr- a performance that just earned him a Tony nomination (Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical). What's been the best part of his wild HAMILTON journey? He explains below! (more...)

Patti LuPone, Jon Hamm and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances running May 18-29. Scroll down for details, or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Opens in June at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT invite you to journey "Under The Sea" as it presents the fifth and final show of its 2015-2016 season, THE LITTLE MERMAID, music by Alan Menkcn, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, book by Doug Wright, musical direction by Colin R. Freeman, choreography by John MacInnis and directed by Glenn Casale.  (more...)

AMC Renews INTO THE BADLANDS for Second Season
by TV News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

AMC announced today that it has renewed the acclaimed martial arts drama ¬ďInto the Badlands¬Ē for a 10-episode second season, premiering on AMC in 2017. The show delivered the third highest-rated first season in U.S. cable TV history and scored with critics and fans for its immersive world and the artistry of its elaborate fight sequences. (more...)

Jane Krakowski, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom, Jr. & Hank Azaria to Take Part in Drama League's Spring UP CLOSE Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

The Drama League has announced its Spring 2016 'Up Close' Series, to be held at The Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas) in Tribeca. (more...)

Katie Thompson, Nic Rouleau, Jay Armstrong Johnson & More to Perform Ryan Scott Oliver's WE FOXES and ROPE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the music of Ryan Scott Oliver in We Foxes and Rope on March 14, 2016. W e Foxes and Rope represent two of three musicals in a cycle of musical folk operas Oliver is writing about American resilience in war­time. (more...)

ZipLine Takes Top Honors For Innovation in ACH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

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LUMA: ART IN DARKNESS Exhibit Opens 4/14 at Capitol Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

The Capitol Center for the Arts presents LUMA: Art in Darkness Thursday, April 14, at 7:30pm. Tickets for this family-friendly and mesmerizing evening of illuminated illusions start at $25 and are on sale now. (more...)

Paul Daugherty Launches ALVIN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Paul Daugherty, a passionate writer and author, has completed his new book 'Alvin': a bold and thrilling piece of fiction that will entrap the reader until the end of the book. (more...)

5th Avenue Theatre to Stage Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON with New Book This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

A sweeping saga of the mythic American West rolls into The 5th Avenue Theatre June 2-25, 2016, in a brand new 'revisal': Lerner and Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON. (more...)

Dear Friends! Meet the Full Cast of SHE LOVES ME, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 17, 2016

Laura Benanti (Amalia), Zachary Levi (Georg), Gavin Creel (Kodaly), Michael McGrath (Sipos), Jane Krakowski (Ilona) and Byron Jennings (Maraczek) star in Roundabout's new Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME, directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Paul Gemignani. SHE LOVES ME officially opens tonight, March 17, 2016, and runs through July 10, 2016 at Studio 54 on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Wendell Scott Purrington Joins Ogunquit Playhouse's 'HUNCHBACK' as Chorus Master
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to announce that Wendell Scott Purrington has signed on as chorus master for the two 32-piece choruses that accompany the cast in the upcoming production of the brand new musical THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME on stage July 13 through August 6, 2016. (more...)

BROADWAY DOES COUNTRY Set for Feinstein's/54 Below, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Broadway Does Country on May 8th, 2016. Sponsored by Erik Hayden, Financial Advisor, & the Peloso-Barnes Group at Morgan Stanley. Broadway Does Country takes the best of classic and contemporary Country Music and pairs them up with the best voices currently on Broadway. This annual event benefitting ASTEP, Artists Striving to End Poverty, is hosted by Broadway's Bret Shuford and features a real country band! You're gonna hear songs made famous by Patsy Cline, Reba, the Judds, Garth Brooks, Clint Black, the Dixie Chicks, Blake Shelton, and many others. (more...)

Black Comedy DINNER AT HOME BETWEEN DEATHS to Play Odyssey Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

High finance, family dysfunction, death -- and laughs. The world premiere of DINNER AT HOME BETWEEN DEATHS, a pitch-black comedy by Andrea Lepcio (Looking for the Pony), directed by Stuart Ross (Forever Plaid) and presented by Indie Chi Productions, opens as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre on April 2. (more...)

LaChanze & Lindsay Mendez Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Broadway leading ladies LaChanze (Tony Award winner for The Color Purple) and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) have been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

BWW Review: Kaufmann's Out, Alagna's In with Opolais in Met's New Film-Noir MANON LESCAUT
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 19, 2016

Take one part ¬ďCasablanca,¬Ē a taste of Bernstein's CANDIDE, some Alfred Hitchcock and you get Sir Richard Eyre's film noir concept for the Met's new MANON LESCAUT, now set in France in the 1940s, complete with Nazis. Tack on that behind-the-scenes drama of ¬ďRoberto Alagna to the rescue¬Ē--when tenor Jonas Kaufmann cancelled at the last minute--and add the visual and vocal glamour of soprano Kristine Opolais and you have, well, a messy-but-enjoyable evening at the opera. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Present Developmental Production of BURIED CITIES, Begin. 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Palm Beach Dramaworks is pleased to announce The Dramaworkshop's inaugural developmental production,Buried Cities by Jennifer Fawcett, which opens on April 8 in the newly renovated Studio Theatre at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre, and runs through April 17. There will be two previews, on April 6 and 7. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: THE KING AND I Understudy Ann Sanders Becomes Broadway's First Asian-American Anna
by Michael Dale - Feb 18, 2016

Regularly an ensemble member, Sanders fulled in for Kelli O'Hara for the first time at Wednesday's matinee. (more...)

Former Victim of Domestic Violence Releases SHARE THIS JOURNAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

BEACON, N.Y., Feb. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Great story to coincide with National Random Acts of Kindness Week February 14-20, 2016. (more...)

LaChanze, Lewis, Porter and More Set for INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Broadway leading ladies LaChanze (Tony Award winner for The Color Purple) and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) lead an all-star lineup for INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music, set for tonight, February 15, 2016 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. (more...)

AUDIO: Leslie Odom Jr. Drops New Single 'Good For You' Featuring Daveed Diggs
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Thank you, world! Leslie Odom Jr. took a moment during intermission at Hamilton tonight (as if he wasn't busy enough being awesome onstage as 'Aaron Burr' in Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical) to drop his new single, 'Good For You,' featuring co-star Daveed Diggs. (more...)

Jessica Phillips to Return to Law & Order SVU as 'Pippa Cox'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Just in. Jessica Phillips will return to Law & Order: SVU next Wednesday night, February 17, at 9pm in her recurring role as ADA Pippa Cox. On the episode, an undercover sting leads to the takedown of an online pedophile ring and the arrest of two high-profile suspects. (more...)

Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY, Starring Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Harvey Blanks, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz-filled fable CABIN IN THE SKY, running for seven performances for Encores! at New York City Center, tonight, February 10, through February 14. (more...)

New Musical EXPOSURE to Play in Concert with Matthew Morrison at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below will host EXPOSURE in Concert, featuring Matthew Morrison and an exciting line-up of Broadway stars performing selections from the powerful new musical conceived and created by Cathy Nathan, with original music and lyrics by Erik Della Penna, musical direction by Doug Peck, and photography by Sandro.  (more...)

Alan Menken, Robert De Niro & More to be Honored at Paper Mill Playhouse's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse is hosting its largest fundraising event of the year, the Paper Mill Playhouse Gala on Friday, May 6, at the renowned Hilton Short Hills. The reception and silent auction begin at 6:00pm followed by dinner and dancing featuring The Eddie Bruce Band.  (more...)

Stars from HAMILTON, COLOR PURPLE Join Performers4Peace Benefit; Forest Whitaker to Host!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Untitled Theatricals announced today that Academy Award, Golden Globe Award & BAFTA winner and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace & Reconciliation, Forest Whitaker (Broadway's Hughie) will host the Performers4Peace benefit concert Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8pm at 42West (514 West 42nd Street www.42west.com), featuring performances by Broadway artists to support the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative's work in peace and community building. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek with Patrick Wilson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Pet Wants Comes to Northern Columbus
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

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Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

This May, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for the full lineup! (more...)

HAMILTON's Leslie Odom Jr. & Choreographer Camille A. Brown to Receive Princess Grace Statue Award
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Hamilton's Leslie Odom Jr. and choreographer Camille A. Brown will be the recipients of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA's 2016 Princess Grace Statue Awards. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents an exciting new 'revisal' of the sweeping saga Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON. Featuring an all-new book by Pulitzer Prize nominee John Marans, this show has taken an incredible journey over the last five years from developmental workshops to The 5th Avenue stage this season. And BroadwayWorld is happy to report that the company has just announced the full cast and creative team. (more...)

Check Out The Complete Video Playlist For The Hit Concert Series IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

How many of these great songs do you know from underappreciated musicals? (more...)

Oxygen to Premiere New Series VIRTUALLY IN LOVE, 5/24
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Oxygen Media takes the ultimate Leap of Faith when VIRTUALLY IN LOVE premieres on Tuesday, May 24 at 9pm ET/PT. (more...)

MMT's LEAP OF FAITH to Bring Miracles and Praise to New Century Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Minneapolis Musical Theatre (MMT) concludes its 2015-2016 season with Leap of Faith makings its area debut April 29-May 22, 2016 at Hennepin Theatre Trust's New Century Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Executive Producer Rolando Sanz Talks Andrew Lippa's ANNE HUTCHINSON/HARVEY MILK and Its Date with Destiny
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 18, 2016

When Andrew Lippa, the Broadway composer, was commissioned by the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus to write I AM HARVEY MILK for its 35th anniversary in 2013, the hour-long work about the assassinated gay rights activist was called an oratorio. While it was a success from the start, people involved already thought it was ready to move on to something bigger. The result is I AM ANNE HUTCHINSON /I AM HARVEY MILK, which has its world premiere on April 23, at the Music Center at Strathmore, in North Bethesda, MD, a Metro ride from Washington, DC, starring Kristin Chenoweth, and composer-librettist Lippa. (more...)

CBS Sets 2015-16 Season Finale Storylines with Drama, Big Reveals and Series Endings
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

CBS announced today the storylines for its 2015-2016 season finales, featuring dramatic conclusions, big reveals and two series finales. (more...)

THIS ONE GIRL'S STORY Concert Set for Middle Collegiate Church This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

A special concert version of This One Girl's Story, a musical featuring Broadway actors Angela Grovey (Leap of Faith), Danielle K. Thomas (Avenue Q), and Off-Broadway performers will be performed at Middle Collegiate Church on Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Forest Whitaker to Host PERFORMERS4PEACE Concert at 42West; Lesli Margherita, Constantine Maroulis & More to Appear!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Untitled Theatricals announced today that Academy Award, Golden Globe Award & BAFTA winner and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace & Reconciliation, Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, The Butler, Bird, Broadway's Hughie) will host the Performers4Peace benefit concert Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8pm at 42West (514 West 42nd Street www.42west.com), featuring performances by Broadway artists to support the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative's work in peace and community building.  (more...)

Macha Monkey to Stage THE COLLABORATOR, 4/29-5/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Macha Monkey Productions presents the world premiere of The Collaborator by award-winning playwright Yussef El Guindi, directed by Anita Montgomery and featuring Hayley Guthrie, April 29th through May 14th. (more...)

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