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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 Raśl 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.

Rashidra Scott to Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015-16 Season Opener SISTER ACTRashidra Scott to Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015-16 Season Opener SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Rejoice! The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 83rd season with the glorious Broadway musical comedy Sister Act, on stage May 20 to June 20. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces 2015 Gene Kelly Award Nominees; Ceremony Set for 5/30Pittsburgh CLO Announces 2015 Gene Kelly Award Nominees; Ceremony Set for 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Pittsburgh CLO and the University of Pittsburgh are proud to announce the nominees for the 25th Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater. The awards show will take place on Saturday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Benedum Center in downtown Pittsburgh and will include a celebration of 25 years of this extraordinary program, which began in 1991 and has inspired over 30 programs of its kind across the country. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Storytellers Converge on Moth & ButterflyBWW Reviews: Storytellers Converge on Moth & Butterfly
by Chris McCormack - May 6, 2015

There are tales of partying with Steven Berkoff and attempting Indiana Jones-style escapes as the opening weekend of the rejuvenated Galway Theatre Festival comes to a close. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Sets Director, Cast for OTHER DESERT CITIESRubicon Theatre Sets Director, Cast for OTHER DESERT CITIES
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Rubicon Theatre Company Producing Artistic Director Karyl Lynn Burns today announced the director and cast for OTHER DESERT CITIES, Jon Robin Baitz's highly lauded story about a family in the public eye whose members must find a new way forward when each person's beliefs and illusions related to a pivotal family event are called into question. Filled with richly drawn characters, dramatic plot elements, and witty social commentary, OTHER DESERT CITIES garnered five Tony nominations and was awarded Outstanding Play by the Outer Critics Circle. The show takes its title from a sign off California's I-10 freeway where one continues on to Palm Springs or exits toward "Other Desert Cites." (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Launches National Tour in Los Angeles TonightMATILDA THE MUSICAL Launches National Tour in Los Angeles Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

The First National Tour of Matilda the Musical, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, launches tonight, May 29, with an official tour opening set for June 7, 2015 at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

Exclusive: Broadway Vets Partner for BROADWAY AT THE W in HollywoodExclusive: Broadway Vets Partner for BROADWAY AT THE W in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

On June 12, musical theater revue show BROADWAY AT THE W opens at The Loft at W Hollywood, formerly Drai's Hollywood.  Broadway actors, dancers and producers from Tony-Award winning and fan-favorite shows including "South Pacific," "The Producers," "The Book of Mormon," "Motown the Musical" and "Les Miserables" have assembled the highest caliber of Los Angeles-based Broadway performers to offer Angelenos an intimate and heart-stopping taste of Broadway. Tickets start at $10. The show features a live band, rotating program and special celebrity guests. The producers intend to continue the show on a weekly basis at W Hollywood. (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award WinnersRhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director of Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, announced the 17 writers and 8 new musicals selected for the fifth summer of weeklong retreats. For eight consecutive weeks beginning July 5th, each writing team will have a residency in Rhinebeck, New York. Writers are provided a private home, transportation, food, and a $400 stipend. This year's writers include Obie winner Kirsten Childs, Tony nominee Elizabeth Davis, and 2015 Jonathan Larson award-winners Charlie Sohne, Tim Rosser, and Sam Willmott, who also just won the Kleban Prize.  (more...)

POLL: What Was the Best Performance of the 2012 Tony Awards?POLL: What Was the Best Performance of the 2012 Tony Awards?
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

There is less than a month left until the biggest night on every theatre-lover's calendar- the 69th Annual Tony Awards, which will be co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming on Sunday, June 7 (8PM on CBS). As June approaches, BroadwayWorld will be counting down some of the very best Tonys performances from the past five years, and we need your help to decide who will make the list! Below, cast your vote by telling us which performance from 2012 was your favorite. Can't remember that far back? Just click 'WATCH IT' to refresh your memory! Be sure to check back later this month to find out who makes the ultimate countdown! (more...)

West End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & TheaterWest End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Tickets for the West End production of Motown the Musical, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016, are released for sale today (15 May 2015).  With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.  London previews will begin on 11 February 2016 with press night on 8 March 2016 with the show booking to 22 October 2016.  Casting and further information about Motown the Musical will be released shortly. (more...)

Jessica Phillip Joins BC/EFA Benefit Featuring Music of U2 at Birdland, 3/16Jessica Phillip Joins BC/EFA Benefit Featuring Music of U2 at Birdland, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Scott Siegel (Creator, Writer and Host of The Town Hall's Broadway By The Year series) and Maxine Linehan (Star of Beautiful Songs at the Metropolitan Room) are delighted to announce that Jessica Phillips (Leap of Faith, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), will join the previously announced cast of The Songs of U2, a star-studded St Patrick's Eve concert event to benefit BC/EFA. The one night only concert will take place on Monday, February 16th at Birdland Jazz Club in New York (315 W. 44th Street). Tickets are $30-$75 and are available by visiting BirdlandJazz.com or by calling 212-581-3080. (more...)

EMERSON SINGS to Feature Jessica Phillips, Emily Afton & More at Laurie Beechman Theatre, 3/23EMERSON SINGS to Feature Jessica Phillips, Emily Afton & More at Laurie Beechman Theatre, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

A cabaret celebrating original musical works by graduates of Emerson College will be presented on March 23 at 9:30 PM at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. (more...)

Jonathan Groff Takes Over as 'King George' in HAMILTON TonightJonathan Groff Takes Over as 'King George' in HAMILTON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The Public Theater welcomes Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff to the cast of HAMILTON as 'King George' tonight, March 3. Groff, who performed in The Public's recent revival of Hair as well as The Bacchae and The Singing Forest, is replacing Brian d'Arcy James, who will be starring in Something Rotten on Broadway this spring. (more...)

The Mori Art Museum to Reopen After Four Months of Upgrades, 4/25The Mori Art Museum to Reopen After Four Months of Upgrades, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The Mori Art Museum is to reopen on Saturday, April 25, 2015, following an extensive upgrade taking around four months. (more...)

Raul Esparza & Katie Finneran to Announce Outer Critics Circle Nominations Next MonthRaul Esparza & Katie Finneran to Announce Outer Critics Circle Nominations Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, has announced that multi-award-winning stars Raul Esparza and Katie Finneran will announce the nominees for the 2014-15 season on Monday April 20th (11 AM) at The Friars Club (57 East 55th Street- between Park and Madison Avenues.) Outer Critics Circle will post award nominations in 24 categories and are the first major Broadway/Off-Broadway award nominees of the New York theater season. (more...)

Covenant House Youth to Join Broadway Stars in CROSSING BRIDGES Play Festival This WeekendCovenant House Youth to Join Broadway Stars in CROSSING BRIDGES Play Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The theatrical result of a unique international partnership between New York's Covenant House International and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London will be showcased this month at the star-studded Crossing Bridges Play Festival in Manhattan. The event, which is being held at the HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theatre on Sunday 22 March 2015, has also been made possible thanks to a line-up of Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winners and nominees, all of whom have generously donated their time and talents to the project. (more...)

Jessie Mueller & Broadway All-Star Chorus to Perform Family Concert at Carnegie HallJessie Mueller & Broadway All-Star Chorus to Perform Family Concert at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

On Saturday, April 18 at 3:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) joins musical director and co-host Leslie Stifelman and director and choreographer Melissa Rae Mahon from Chicago: The Musical, co-host Thomas Cabaniss, and The Broadway All-Star Chorus-comprising top performers from the Great White Way-for a fun, interactive Carnegie Hall Family Concert that gives parents and their children the opportunity to sing and dance along with their favorite Broadway numbers. (more...)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Opens Tonight at Paper Mill, Starring Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee, and MoreTHE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Opens Tonight at Paper Mill, Starring Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame (which first played to rave reviews in La Jolla). Inspired by the classic Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame has a book by Peter Parnell, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is directed by Scott Schwartz and choreographed by Chase Brock. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  KID VICTORY Haunts at Signature TheatreBWW Reviews: KID VICTORY Haunts at Signature Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - Mar 1, 2015

Let's just get right to it. There's a lot to like about much anticipated world premiere of John Kander and Greg Pierce's 'Kid Victory' at Signature Theatre. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming WeeksChristine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

This July and August, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

BWW Livestream: Watch Lincoln Center's Artist to Artist with Stage and Screen Composer Alan Menken!BWW Livestream: Watch Lincoln Center's Artist to Artist with Stage and Screen Composer Alan Menken!
by Stage Tube - Jun 3, 2015

Best known for his scores to The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas, multiple Academy Award winner Alan Menken will discuss artist process with emerging playwright and songwriter Michael Mitnick. A part of Lincoln Center's Artist to Artist series, the conversation will be held tonight at 7:30pm, at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage . BroadwayWorld is excited to invite you to tune in below to watch the livestream! (more...)

Tune in Tonight for Artist to Artist Livestream with Alan Menken!Tune in Tonight for Artist to Artist Livestream with Alan Menken!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Best known for his scores to The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas, multiple Academy Award winner Alan Menken will discuss artist process with emerging playwright and songwriter Michael Mitnick. A part of Lincoln Center's Artist to Artist series, the conversation will be held tonight at 7:30pm, at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage . BroadwayWorld will be bringing you a livestream of the conversation, and you can tune in at 7:30pm to watch the full event! (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Academy of Performing Arts' SWEET CHARITYBWW Reviews: The Academy of Performing Arts' SWEET CHARITY
by Kristen Morale - Jun 26, 2015

When I sit down to write a review of a show I've recently seen, I am more often than not tempted to write about the profound storyline of that show, or perhaps the added depth a playwright might add to his plot to make it rather abstract and therefore open to mass interpretation by audiences. I confess that I am drawn to dramatic stories that usually whose characters usually have a lesson to learn towards their respective ends. In saying this, watching The Academy of Performing Arts' production of Sweet Charity can be described as a rarity - not only in terms of its plot, but also how Director Peter Earle presented his vision of this musical to a Cape Cod audience. It is simple and innocent (a word used fairly often to describe the title character), and to keep that simplicity of heart in a character that is perpetually bursting with energy and spirit, who is profound in her own right and becomes her own inextinguishable falling star, is as difficult to put on stage as it is riveting for audiences to behold. (more...)

VIDEO: Kenny Loggins to Guest Star on USA Comedy Series PLAYING HOUSEVIDEO: Kenny Loggins to Guest Star on USA Comedy Series PLAYING HOUSE
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Legendary and beloved award-winning singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins has been tapped to guest star in the second season of USA Network's critically-acclaimed half-hour comedy series PLAYING HOUSE. (more...)

Oksana Angel's 'Unconditional Love' from Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Now AvailableOksana Angel's 'Unconditional Love' from Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The first record from the soundtrack is the debut single "Unconditional Love" by Russian-American breakout star Oksana Angel. (more...)

Riley Thomas to Return to NYMF with WEARING BLACK This JulyRiley Thomas to Return to NYMF with WEARING BLACK This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL and DARK PROPHETS PRODUCTION LLC are pleased to announce the world premiere production of Wearing Black, winner Best Original Score at FRIGID New York, with book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas (writer/composer of the sold out award-winning NYMF show STUCK, now a feature film starring Giancarlo Esposito, Amy Madigan and Ashanti.), music direction by Ben Caplan and directed by J. Scott Lapp (Broadway's Bonnie & Clyde; National Tours Murder for Two, Xanadu; Old Globe; La Jolla Playhouse; The Barn Stage  Company). (more...)

New Musical ACAPPELLA to Play NYMFNew Musical ACAPPELLA to Play NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Grep Cooper Productions, LLC LLC have announced that Virginia Woodruff (Violet, Leap of Faith, The Color Purple, All Shook Up, Smokey Joe's Cafe), Cheryl A. Freeman (The Who's Tommy , Disney's Hercules), Tyler Hardwick , Anthony Chatmon II , Miche Braden and Darilyn Castillo have joined the cast of ACAPPELLA. Rounding out the company are Katrina R. Dideriksen, Gavyn Pickens, Emily Goglia, Rachel Gavaletz, Janelle McDermoth, Darryl Williams, Alex Koceja and Garrett Turner. (more...)

2015 DANCENOW Joe's Pub Festival Slated for September2015 DANCENOW Joe's Pub Festival Slated for September
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

DANCENOWNYC continues its twentieth anniversary celebration with the 2015 DANCENOW Joe's Pub Festival. Acclaimed for its adventurous short-takes format, the annual DANCENOW Festival presents a wide variety of work from some of today's most exciting choreographers. Continuing its focus on New York-based artists across generations, the 2015 Festival will feature short works by 50 emerging and established dance makers, all of whom DANCENOW has presented over the last twenty years. The Festival will take place at Joe's Pub, Wednesday-Saturday, September 9-12, at 7pm, with an encore performance featuring a dozen producer picks on Thursday, September 24, at 7pm.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: Oh, It's Time to Start Living! PIPPIN Dances in to Fisher Theatre Thru June 21BWW Reviews: Oh, It's Time to Start Living! PIPPIN Dances in to Fisher Theatre Thru June 21
by Anton Anderssen - Jun 15, 2015

'What is my purpose in life?' is a question asked by many people as they ponder the reasons for their existence. Finding one's raison d'etre could be the ever-elusive challenge, and should you never discover it, you are in good company. It is an existential question that lingers eternally for people who really want to have a life that matters. Now on stage at The Fisher Theatre is the musical PIPPIN, the tale of existential woe. (more...)

Tammy Blanchard, John Benjamin Hickey & More to Star in Lincoln Center Theater's DADA WOOF PAPA HOTTammy Blanchard, John Benjamin Hickey & More to Star in Lincoln Center Theater's DADA WOOF PAPA HOT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Tammy Blanchard, Patrick Breen, John Benjamin Hickey, Alex Hurt, Kellie Overbey, John Pankow, and Stephen Plunkett will comprise the cast of its upcoming production of  DADA WOOF PAPA HOT, a new play by Peter Parnell, to be directed by Scott Ellis.  DADA WOOF PAPA HOT begins performances Thursday, October 15 and opens on Monday, November 9 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

 Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) kicked-off rehearsals for the first two productions of its 61stseason. Rehearsals are in full swing for the first two shows, Off the Main Road on the Main Stage, featuring Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner Kyra Sedgwick in the World Premiere of a play by Pulitzer Prize-winner William Inge, and Legacy 0n the Nikos Stage, with Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht and Drama Desk Award-winner Eric Bogosian in Daniel Goldfarb's World Premiere. Both casts arrive in the Berkshires ahead of performances that begin on June 30. (more...)

CINDERELLA to Open America Broadway on Hennepin Season at the Orpheum Theatre, 9/8-13CINDERELLA to Open America Broadway on Hennepin Season at the Orpheum Theatre, 9/8-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Rodgers+Hammerstein's Cinderella, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, kicks off the 2015-2016 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season at the Orpheum Theatre from September 8-13, 2015. Tickets go on sale on 10 a.m. on Friday, June 19 and can be purchased in person (no service fees) at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis), online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Center. (more...)

59E59 Theaters to Launch 2015-16 5A Season with THREESOME59E59 Theaters to Launch 2015-16 5A Season with THREESOME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

59E59 Theaters will the 2015/2016 5A Season with the New York premiere of THREESOME, written by Yussef El Guindi, and directed by Portland Center Stage Artistic Director Chris Coleman. (more...)

Original Star Sharon McNight & More Join STARMITES At 54 Below, 7/19Original Star Sharon McNight & More Join STARMITES At 54 Below, 7/19
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 1, 2015

STARMITES is rocketing back to NYC with the two original stars and a whole new cast, too! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at ACAPPELLA, Coming to NYMF This MonthPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at ACAPPELLA, Coming to NYMF This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

ACAPPELLA, a musical about finding your own voice, conceived by Greg Cooper, with book by Vynnie Meli, music and lyrics by The Acappella Company, direction by Lee Summers and musical direction and arrangements by Evan Feist as an Invited Selection of the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival. Performances run Tuesday, July 7 at 7:00 pm, Friday, July 10 at 5:00 pm, Saturday, July 11 at 9:00 pm, Sunday, July 12 at 12:00 pm, Tuesday, July 14 at 1:00 pm at the PTC Performance Space. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action! (more...)

ILoveMakonnen: The Loudest of Loud Tour to Play Fox Theatre, 5/12ILoveMakonnen: The Loudest of Loud Tour to Play Fox Theatre, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Z2 Entertainment will present ILoveMakonnen at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015. Tickets are on sale now for $21.50 ADV or $23 DOS. (more...)

Moises Kaufman to Direct CARMEN: A NEW AFRO-CUBAN MUSICAL Workshop, 3/6 in NYCMoises Kaufman to Direct CARMEN: A NEW AFRO-CUBAN MUSICAL Workshop, 3/6 in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Tectonic Theater Project to present dance/music excerpts of Carmen: A new Afro-Cuban musical in development on Friday, March 6, 2015 in NYC. Directed by Moises Kaufman, Music Adaptation by Arturo O'Farrill (2015 Grammy Winner), Choreography by Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff will join the cast of HAMILTON as 'King George' on Tuesday, March 3. Groff, who performed in The Public's recent revival of Hair as well as The Bacchae and The Singing Forest, is replacing Brian d'Arcy James, who will be starring in Something Rotten on Broadway this spring. The world premiere musical HAMILTON, inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, has been extended three times at The Public due to sold-out demand and will close as scheduled on Sunday, May 3 prior to a Broadway transfer to the Richard Rodgers Theatre beginning July 13 and opening August 6. (more...)

THE WEDDING RINGER's Josh Gad, Jeremy Garelick Teaming on Musical Comedy Film with Tunes by Alan Menken and Stephen SchwartzTHE WEDDING RINGER's Josh Gad, Jeremy Garelick Teaming on Musical Comedy Film with Tunes by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz
by Movies News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Deadline writes that Broadway and FROZEN vet Josh Gad and writer/director Jeremy Garelick just unveiled an untitled musical comedy project featuring tunes by the legendary Alan Menken, with lyrics by WICKED's Stephen Schwartz. (more...)

Tony Winner Faith Prince Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 6/19-20Tony Winner Faith Prince Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 6/19-20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein announced today that Tony Award-winning actress, Faith Prince, will bring her acclaimed show, Have a Little Faith, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, June 19 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, June 20 (7 p.m.). Have a Little Faith features a 'smorgasbord' of Faith Prince: past, present and future. From her memorable Broadway triumphs to tales and songs from her early Off-Broadway gems to her latest Broadway roles, the evening sparkles with doses of Faith's quirky trademark humor as well as touching moments filled with pathos. As hostess of this musical evening, Faith Prince guarantees that the best is yet to come! Tickets for Faith Prince range in price from $40-$55 and are available by calling 866-663-1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Broadway's Bob Gaynor Battling Serious Illness; Co-Star Calls for SupportBroadway's Bob Gaynor Battling Serious Illness; Co-Star Calls for Support
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Catherine Porter is asking friends and colleagues of Broadway's Bob Gaynor to donate funds to help him battle a serious illness. The actress writes that he is currently fighting for his life in the ICU at a hospital in New Jersey. (more...)

CINDERELLA National Tour to Play Hobby Center, 5/26-6/7CINDERELLA National Tour to Play Hobby Center, 5/26-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play the Hobby Center for a limited engagement from May 26 - June 7. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Wade McCollum Stars in ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME at GSPBWW Interviews: Wade McCollum Stars in ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME at GSP
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 29, 2015

Wade McCollum stars in 'Earnest Shackleton Loves Me' at George Street Playhouse through May 17th. Broadayworld.com interviewed McCollum about his career and the show. (more...)

Leading Ladies of MATILDA THE MUSICAL National Tour Revealed; Bryce Ryness, Cassie Silva & More Among Cast!Leading Ladies of MATILDA THE MUSICAL National Tour Revealed; Bryce Ryness, Cassie Silva & More Among Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Casting has been announced for the First National Tour of Matilda the Musical. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, the First National Tour of Matilda the Musical will begin this May with technical rehearsals and performances at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven, CT, with the official tour opening at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles on June 7, 2015. (more...)

Raul Esparza & Katie Finneran Announce 2015 Outer Critics Circle Nominations TodayRaul Esparza & Katie Finneran Announce 2015 Outer Critics Circle Nominations Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, has announced that multi-award-winning stars Raul Esparza and Katie Finneran will announce the nominees for the 2014-15 season today April 20th (11 AM) at The Friars Club (57 East 55th Street- between Park and Madison Avenues.) (more...)

Breaking News: Jenn Colella, Chad Kimball, Rodney Hicks & More Set for New Musical COME FROM AWAY at La JollaBreaking News: Jenn Colella, Chad Kimball, Rodney Hicks & More Set for New Musical COME FROM AWAY at La Jolla
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

This just in! La Jolla Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team for its season opener, the world-premiere musical Come from Away, featuring book, music and lyrics by the Canadian husband-and-wife team Irene Sankoff and David Hein (My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding), directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. A co-production with Seattle Repertory Theatre, Come from Away will run May 29 - July 5 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre (press opening Thursday, June 11). (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Carly Hughes, George Salazar, Ryan Worsing and More for TAKE THE STAGE WITH BROADWAY STARS at Carnegie HallPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Carly Hughes, George Salazar, Ryan Worsing and More for TAKE THE STAGE WITH BROADWAY STARS at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

This Saturday, April 18 at 3:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) joins musical director and co-host Leslie Stifelman and director and choreographer Melissa Rae Mahon from Chicago: The Musical, co-host Thomas Cabaniss, and The Broadway All-Star Chorus-comprising top performers from the Great White Way-for a fun, interactive Carnegie Hall Family Concert that gives parents and their children the opportunity to sing and dance along with their favorite Broadway numbers. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal! (more...)

Getting To Know You! Meet the Full Cast of THE KING AND I, Opening Tonight on BroadwayGetting To Know You! Meet the Full Cast of THE KING AND I, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 16, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, led by Kelli O'Hara (as Anna Leonowens) and Ken Watanabe (as the King of Siam), directed by Bartlett Sher. The production opens tonight, April 16, 2015 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Moleskine Launches Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Limited Edition CollectionMoleskine Launches Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Limited Edition Collection
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

MILAN, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

Universal Beats Out Disney for Musical Comedy Featuring Josh Gad & Music by Menken & SchwartzUniversal Beats Out Disney for Musical Comedy Featuring Josh Gad & Music by Menken & Schwartz
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Universal Studios has beat out Paramount and Disney for the previously reported untitled musical comedy starring Josh Gad and featuring original songs by the award-winning composer lyricist team of Alan Menken (ALADDIN) and Stephen Schwartz. (PIPPIN) (more...)

Tori Scott to Bring New Solo Show to Joe's Pub This SummerTori Scott to Bring New Solo Show to Joe's Pub This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

One of Time Out New York's Top 10 Cabaret Artists for 2013, Tori Scott, returns to Joe's Pub May 4, May 18, and June 1 with her new solo show, THIRSTY!, a celebration of poor life choices, a crippling need for attention, and a regrettable love of vodka. (more...)

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