Little House on the Prairie on Tour


Stars of CATS and KINKY BOOTS Join Rebecca Spigelman Tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Sara Jean Ford, who is currently playing Jellylorum in the Broadway production of Cats, and Kevin Kirkwood Smith, who is in Kinky Boots, will be joining rising musical theatre comedienne Rebecca Spigelman in Rebecca Spigelman: 16 GOING ON 70. at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, tonight, October 6th, 2016. (more...)

Adrian Grenier & Amy Smart to Star in Hallmark Channel Original Movie A WORTHWHILE LIFE
by TV News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Adrian Grenier ('Entourage') and Amy Smart ('Justified') have been cast as the leads in A WORTHWHILE LIFE, a new, original movie premiering on Hallmark Channel in 2017. Production is set to begin this month in and around Salt Lake City, Utah. (more...)

Stars of CATS and KINKY BOOTS Will Join Rebecca Spigelman at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Sara Jean Ford, who is currently playing Jellylorum in the Broadway production of Cats, and Kevin Kirkwood Smith, who is in Kinky Boots, will be joining rising musical theatre comedienne Rebecca Spigelman in REBECCA SPIGELMAN: 16 GOING ON 70. at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, on October 6th, 2016. (more...)

Hallmark Channel to Premiere 2-Hour GOOD WITCH Halloween Special Event, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Production has begun in Toronto, ON, Canada on a two-hour,Halloween special event installment of Hallmark Channel's highest-rated original series, GOOD WITCH. (more...)

Kara Lindsay Returns to Broadway's WICKED Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Beginning performances Tuesday, November 1, KARA LINDSAY will return to the role of Glinda in the Broadway production of WICKED. (more...)

BWW Review: DRIVING MISS DAISY With 'Little House on the Prairie' Star Karen Grassle Charms and Warms the Heart At Riverside Center
by Jeffrey Walker - Oct 24, 2016

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts presents a first class production of Alfred Uhry's prize-winning drama DRIVING MISS DAISY. Expertly directed by renowned Washingon, DC-based actor/director Rick Hammerly and starring Karen Grassle from Little House on the Prairie in the title role, Riverside's DRIVING MISS DAISY charms and warms the heart. (more...)

Jennifer Allen and Steven Blanchard Featured in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID in Seattle; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The 5th Avenue Theatre this holiday season. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Seattle's own Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula andSteven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle. The 5th Avenue's production will go on to play engagements in cities including Orlando, Cincinnati,Atlanta and Louisville, among others. (more...)

Hallmark Channel to Premiere Holiday Special WHEN CALLS THE HEART CHRISTMAS, 12/25
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

A new, two-hour, sneak preview special WHEN CALLS THE HEART CHRISTMAS, will premiere Christmas day on Hallmark Channel, Sunday, December 25, (8 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

Jennifer Allen and Steven Blanchard Featured in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, Starting Tonight in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The 5th Avenue Theatre this holiday season. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Seattle's own Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula andSteven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle. The 5th Avenue's production will go on to play engagements in cities including Orlando, Cincinnati,Atlanta and Louisville, among others. (more...)

BWW Review: Sierra Madre Revives Their Successful A LITTLE HOUSE CHRISTMAS
by Don Grigware - Nov 21, 2016

Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic book Little House on the Prairie (1932) became famous as an hour-long TV drama in the 70s (1974-1983) starring Michael Landon and featuring Melissa Gilbert in her acting debut as Laura. The books, as well as the TV show, are forever popular. In fact, the TV show runs regularly on cable channel Insp Monday through Friday. Sierra Madre Playhouse and its artistic director Christian Lebano have chosen to bring back James DeVita's stage adaptation of the stories as its holiday presentation, first seen in 2014, A Little House Christmas, skillfully directed by Alison Eliel Kalmus and featuring a delightful cast of 10, is now onstage in its revival of a West Coast premiere, through December 23. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, May 8 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers). (more...)

Alison Arngrim Set for LEGENDARY DRAG QUEEN BINGO to Support Life Group LA
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

This Thursday, May 18th, actress/author, Alison Arngrim (Little House on the Prairie, Life Interrupted) will be the Legendary Drag Queen Bingo's celebrity ball caller at the 7pm game located at Hamburger Mary's West Hollywood (8288 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood,CA 90069). (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway's Pamela Bob Screens Original TV Series LIVIN' ON A PRAIRIE
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Last night, Broadway's Pamela Bob (Hand to God, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder) held a premiere screening of her original TV series "Livin' On A Prairie" Cast, crew and friends gathered at The Brazen Tavern in midtown to watch the 6 episode series created by and starring Pamela Bob.  (more...)

Alison Arngrim Returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Laurie Beechman proudly offers patrons an amazing evening of entertainment. Alison Arngrim makes her annual return to New York with CONFESSIONS OF A PRAIRIE BITCH. (more...)

Lizzie Klemperer Joins BRIDGE THE GAP VOLUME 2 at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Lizzie Klemperer has joined Bridge the Gap Volume 2. She was most recently seen playing 'Lily' in the Broadway bound production of THE SECRET GARDEN at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle and The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC. (more...)

Mrs. Smith Shreds Le Poisson Rouge in WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY SHRIEKS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Noted philanthropist, tone poet, and world's most unlikely guitar hero, Mrs. Smith comes to Le Poisson Rouge (LPR) on March 7, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. for an encounter with unbridled musical exploration, fully bonkers comedic storytelling, and Lady of a Certain Age pathos. (more...)

Le Poisson Rouge to Present Performance Artist Mrs. Smith in WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY SHRIEKS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

From sidewalk busker to fashion model to guitar goddess, performance artist Mrs. Smith is shredding her way up from the streets of NYC to her upcoming show at Le Poisson Rouge (LPR) on March 7, 2017, (7:00 p.m. doors, 8:00 p.m. show). Mrs. Smith's LPR debut-also featuring her band, The Rage-comes on the heels of her appearance in a digital short for GUCCI  eyewear that is conceived and directed by model / photographer Petra Collins. (more...)

Tam Mutu Signs on for Broadway-Bound SECRET GARDEN at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Broadway and West End star Tam Mutu will star as Archibald Craven in The 5th Avenue Theatre's enchanting Broadway-bound revival of The Secret Garden. Mutu joins a phenomenal cast including Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan, Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Lizzie Klemperer, Charlie Franklin and Sean G. Griffin. (more...)

BWW Interview: The 2017 New American Voices Play Reading Series Finalists
by Natalie de la Garza - Mar 27, 2017

Step-sisters in a magical trailer park, a clash between past and present (that's a realtor's nightmare), an exploration of race and family in segregated Cleveland, a murderous family in the American West -- sounds like this year's finalists for The Landing Theatre Company's New American Voices Play Reading Series. (more...)

Jean Harlow is a Hit with the Stars at The Hollywood Museum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

???????The Hollywood Museum is pleased to present "Jean Harlow: Hollywood's First Blond Bombshell." The exhibit opened to  to the public this month in celebration of the iconic platinum blond, Jean Harlow. (more...)

OPERA America to Highlight Five Works in NEW OPERA SHOWCASE at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, announces the details for the New Opera Showcase, taking place on Friday, January 13 at 8:00 p.m. at historic Town Hall in the heart of New York City's Times Square. (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...)

Rob Evan, Chloe Lowery, Kimberly Nichole, Tony Vincent and More Tapped for ROCKTOPIA's First-Ever National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

RTT has announced the cast of the inaugural live concert tour ROCKTOPIA: A Classical (R)evolution. (more...)

World Premiere of HOW TO USE A KNIFE at Unicorn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Will Snider's How to Use a Knife is a world premiere play bursting with energy, secrets and suspense. It isn't easy running a busy restaurant kitchen in New York City, but it may be the last chance Chef George gets to turn his life around. (more...)

The Dance Complex Presents CATALYSTS For Three Weekends In January
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

For a second year, 2016-17 CATALYSTS! artists-in-residence will perform at The Dance Complex for three weekends in January. This year's artists, Ryan P. Casey, Lorraine Chapman, Junichi Fukuda, Yosi Karahashi, and Doppelganger Dance Collective (DDC): Danielle Davidson and Shura Baryshnikov, represent classic and hybrid forms including tap, modern, and flamenco. (more...)

The Dance Complex to Present 2nd Annual CATALYSTS This January
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

For a second year, 2016-17 CATALYSTS! artists-in-residence will perform at The Dance Complex for three weekends in January. (more...)

OPERA America to Highlight Five Works in NEW OPERA SHOWCASE at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, announces the details for the New Opera Showcase, taking place today, January 13 at 8:00 p.m. at historic Town Hall in the heart of New York City's Times Square. (more...)

ROCKTOPIA LIVE to Jam at the Fisher Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

RTT has announced the cast of the inaugural live concert tour ROCKTOPIA: A Classical (R)evolution. (more...)

Alison Arngrim in Agatha Christie's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE at Judson Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

TV icon Alison Arngrim has joined the cast of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None at Judson Theatre Company (Morgan Sills, Executive Producer and Daniel Haley, Artistic Director). (more...)

Betty Buckley, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More Set for Theatre Forward's 2017 Roundtable Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

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

Warton Center for the Performing Arts Presents ROCKTOPIA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Wharton Center is thrilled to announce the inaugural live concert event ROCKTOPIA LIVE: A Classical (R)evolution. This groundbreaking live concert performance celebrates the fusion of classical music with classic rock. It features five world-class vocalists and five top rock musicians. (more...)

Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield Join THE 24 HOUR PLAYS at the Pantages
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that celebrated actors MELISSA GILBERT and TIMOTHY BUSFIELD are joining the cast of the Minnesota premiere of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS® on Monday, March 13 at 8 p.m. at the historic Pantages Theatre (710 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). This one-night-only event brings together the extraordinary talent of local and nationally-known artists to create six new theatrical plays within 24 hours. (more...)

Hallmark Channel Premieres Original Movie LOVE AT FIRST BARK 4/1
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Jana Kramer ('One Tree Hill,' 'Dancing with the Starts') and Kevin McGarry ('Heartland,' 'Signed, Sealed, and Delivered') star in Hallmark Channel's LOVE AT FIRST BARK, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie premiering Saturday, April 1, 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Voters Honor Peninsula Players with 2016 Best Play, Best Musical Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon, is delighted to announce that theater fans of BroadwayWorld.com (Appleton region-professional) voted Peninsula Players productions of "Alabama Story" as Best Play and "The Full Monty" as Best Musical as well as awarding members of the acting company. (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes Everyone's Favorite Turn of the Century Reporter, Kara Lindsay!
by Broadwaysted - Feb 14, 2017

Extra! Extra! Mix together alcohol, the Broadwaysted Crew, and NEWSIES and WICKED star Kara Lindsay and 'Watch What Happens!' This week we pour out red wine, tequila, and whiskey and Kara spills about her experiences in NEWSIES on Broadway and in the upcoming Fathom Events film! (more...)

Violinist Mairead Nesbitt Joins ROCKTOPIA National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

RTT has announced the addition of Mairead Nesbitt to the cast of the inaugural live concert tour ROCKTOPIA: A Classical (R)evolution. (more...)

Mrs. Smith Shreds Le Poisson Rouge in WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY SHRIEKS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Noted philanthropist, tone poet, and world's most unlikely guitar hero, Mrs. Smith comes to Le Poisson Rouge (LPR) on March 7, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. for an encounter with unbridled musical exploration, fully bonkers comedic storytelling, and Lady of a Certain Age pathos. (more...)

Photo Flash: Disney's LITTLE MERMAID Set to Dazzle at Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 for a limited two week run. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula and Steven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle.  (more...)

Tickets on Sale Friday for ROCKTOPIA at Wharton Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Wharton Center has announced the inaugural live concert event ROCKTOPIA LIVE: A Classical (R)evolution. (more...)

ROCKTOPIA On Sale Monday! From Mozart to U2- A Powerful Fusion of Classical Music and Classic Rock
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

 Live Nation is thrilled to announce the inaugural concert event ROCKTOPIA LIVE: A Classical Revolution.  Thisgroundbreaking live concert performance celebrating the fusion of classical music with classic rock features Cleveland's own Contemporary Youth Orchestra,sitting side by side with select master musicians from a number of formidable local performing orchestras including the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, five world-class vocalists and five top rock musicians. Liza Grossman, CYO's founder and conductor will make special appearance as guest conductor during the concert.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Get a Bird's-Eye View as 'Glinda' with Kara Lindsay at WICKED
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2016

The New York Times just unveiled its daily 360-degree video featuring a bird's-eye view of Broadway's Wicked from the perspective of current 'Glinda', Kara Lindsay. Check it out below! (more...)

The Dance Complex to Present 2nd Annual CATALYSTS This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

For a second year, 2016-17 CATALYSTS! artists-in-residence will perform at The Dance Complex for three weekends in January. (more...)

Hallmark Channel to Premiere Holiday Special WHEN CALLS THE HEART CHRISTMAS, 12/25
by BWW News Desk - Dec 25, 2016

A new, two-hour, sneak preview special WHEN CALLS THE HEART CHRISTMAS, will premiere Christmas day on Hallmark Channel, Sunday, December 25, (8 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

Works by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 32 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2017 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 18 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. (more...)

Sandra Bernhard, Mo Rocca, Molly Ringwald and More Coming Up This Winter at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has just announced nightly performances from December 21 - January 3. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Month for DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE in Winnipeg
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Broadway Across Canada announced today that individual tickets for the Winnipeg premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale Monday December 12 at 10am. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hollywood Museum Rings in the Holidays with Celebrity Christmas Ornaments For Charity
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

On Friday, Nov 25th, President and Founder of The Hollywood Museum, Donelle Dadigan, hosted an eclectic and elite list of Hollywood entertainers who gathered to decorate Christmas trees at The Hollywood Museum, on the second floor surrounded by the current 'Child Stars: Then and Now Exhibit. Over 20 ornaments were signed and decorated by personalities, and in some cases entire casts, to be auctioned on ebay at http://m.ebay.com/sch/aminorconsideration0/m.html?isRefine=true&_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=&_mwBanner=1 to raise funds for A Minor Consideration (AMC). (more...)

Ashley D. Kelley & Britton Smith to Lead New Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, the co-world premiere of a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers).  (more...)

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRE Cast Unite for 43rd Anniversary of Show's Pilot
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

On March 29th, a group of original LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRE cast members gathered in Long Beach for a photo session and celebration. 43 years ago, on March 30, 1974, the original pilot of the NBC hit series 'Little House on the Prairie' first aired. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE to Samba Into Ruth Eckerd Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall presents Broadway's Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage on Friday, May 5 at 8 pm, Saturday, May 6 at 2 & 8 pm and Sunday, May 7 at 2 & 7 pm. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

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