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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.

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...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Leslie Odom Jr. Reveals Secret Singing Talent, Talks New Jazz Album
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2016

HAMILTON star Leslie Odom Jr. stopped by Friday night's TONIGHT SHOW and demonstrated how he avoids burping while singing in the middle of the hit Broadway hip hop musical. (more...)

BWW Review: Walking Shadow Theatre Company's Excellent THE CHRISTIANS Examines the Power of Belief to Unite and Divide
by Jill Schafer - May 30, 2016

Why do we believe what we believe? Can our beliefs change? What happens when those we love don't believe the same things we believe? How important is it to find a group of people that believe in the same things you do? These are just a few of the questions raised by Walking Shadow Theatre Company's excellent production of the thought-provoking play THE CHRISTIANS. In just 90 minutes or so, we witness the pastor of a hugely successful church lose everything because he preaches what he believes, which contradicts the teachings of the church, causing everyone in his life to reexamine their beliefs as well. And it just might have this same effect on the audience. (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...)

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...)

VIDEO: Leslie Odom Reveals Upcoming Album Tour; Says HAMILTON Future 'Remains Uncertain'
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

HAMILTON's Leslie Odom Jr. sat down with Elysa Garnder for a USA Today Facebook Live chat. The Tony nominated actor discusses the show, his new album and preparing for life after HAMILTON (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Bryce Ryness as Miss Trunchbull in MATILDA!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Jun 7, 2016

MATILDA THE MUSICAL welcomes a new Miss Trunchbull tonight when Bryce Ryness takes over the role of the child-hurling headmistress of Crunchem Hall. Bryce Ryness joins the Broadway production after originating the role of the terrifying headmistress on MATILDA's first National tour. (more...)

National Geographic Live Speaker Series Announced for Benaroya Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Subscriptions are on sale now for the upcoming 20th Season of the Seattle National Geographic Live Speaker Series presented by the Seattle Symphony. Demand for the series has grown each year; and all presentations for all six lectures in the 2016-2017 season will be in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium. Single event tickets go on sale August 13 at 10am. (more...)

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 www.ordway.org, 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...)

HAMILTON's Leslie Odom, Jr. Coming to Lesher Center for the Arts in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Feinstein's at the Nikko and The Lesher Center for the Arts will present Grammy Award winner and Tony Award-nominated star of Hamilton, Leslie Odom, Jr., for one performance only - Saturday, July 23 at 8 p.m. - at The Lesher Center for the Arts (1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek). (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...)

The First-Timers Club: Hats Off to the New Tony Nominees of 2016!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Jun 10, 2016

From royalty, to rockers; revolutionaries to refugees- check out who's new to the Tony block this year, below! (more...)

BWW Interview - Lyricist Glenn Slater Talks SCHOOL OF ROCK, TANGLED & Possible GALAVANT Stage Show
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 1, 2016

Today Slater speaks exclusively with BWW about his remarkable career and shares details on the possibility that GALAVANT and TANGLED may one day make their way to the Great White Way! (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: Leslie Odom Jr. Covers Jazz Classic 'Nobody Knows You' on Debut Album
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

HAMILTON star and Tony nominee Leslie Odom Jr's self-titled debut album drops on June 10th on S-Curve Records. (Check out cover art at left!) Today, Billboard has shared an exclusive first listen to Odom's cover of the jazz classic 'Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out)' (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...)

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...)

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