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Published in 1868, Louisa May Alcott's novel Little Women is based on Alcott's and her sisters' coming of age in Civil War New England. With their father away fighting in the war, Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth must keep their household running with the help and guidance of their mother, called Marmee. The March sisters find joy in life's small details and endure twists of fortune - Jo sells her hair to facilitate Marmee's trip to be with her ill husband, Meg becomes engaged, Jo chooses her sisters over a potential suitor, Beth falls ill, and Jo moves away to begin life as a writer. Even through squabbles, challenges, and heartache, the sisters' unwavering friendship and loyalty help them to fulfill their dreams.

Little Women's March sisters have continued to enthrall generations of young readers, sparking many popular adaptations for the screen and stage. The latest adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's timeless story, Broadway musical LITTLE WOMEN brings the March sisters to a new generation of theatergoers, offering a slice of Victorian family life set to a soaring musical score.

Langley High School Theatre Department to Present THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, 4/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2014

The award-winning Langley High School theatre department will present its spring production, Lillian Hellman's 1934 play, The Children's Hour. Based on a true story and set in a private girls' boarding school in New England, The Children's Hour chronicles the lives of the school's two young, ambitious owners, Karen Wright and Martha Dobie. When their disciplinary actions against troublesome student, Mary Tilford, upset her, the bratty child runs away to her influential grandmother. Constructing a lie that Karen and Martha were seen having an affair, Mary's action soon becomes more than just a simple fib, causing parents to withdraw their children from the school and the owners to question what went wrong as the women's lives are shattered. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Philadelphia (more...)

BWW Interview: Lance Horne Comes Home to Roost at Birdland
by Naomi Serviss - Mar 28, 2014

Horne's March 31 Birdland concert promises something for lovers of many musical genres. (more...)

A Beautiful Journey... Meet the Full Cast of VIOLET, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 27, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of VIOLET, starring Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Joshua Henry, begins previews tomorrow, March 28, 2014. VIOLET officially opens on April 20, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full company and check out a sneak peek performance and interviews with the cast! (more...)

Lea DeLaria, Joey Arias & Stephen Wallem to Join Lance Horne at Birdland, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

LANCE HORNE - the Emmy Award winning composer, musician, vocalist and producer - will make his Birdland debut with a special concert on Monday, March 31 at 7:00 PM. Lea DeLaria, Joey Arias, Stephen Wallem and Michael Rose have joined the evening as special guests, in addition to the previously-announced Alan Cumming, Alice Ripley and Rachel Dratch. They will perform songs from his acclaimed CD First Things Last in addition to a special preview of The Night Before My Wedding, Horne's upcoming collaboration with Neil Gaiman. Lance will also headline a special concert at Rockwood LA on April 15 with guest stars to be announced and an additional event this spring in San Francisco. He has contributed a movement to Tyler's Suite, a choral song-cycle dedicated to Tyler Clementi, the 18-year-old Rutgers University student that took his life three years ago. The piece, which also includes contributions from Stephen Schwartz, Ann Hampton Callaway and Craig Carnelia, will premiere from the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus on March 25-26. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street in Manhattan. Tickets are $30 with a $10 minimum. Visit BirdlandJazz.com for more information. (more...)

World Premiere of Goblin Market Set for CRT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present the World Premiere of Goblin Market by Penny Benson, inspired by the poem by Christina Rossetti, tonight, March 27 - April 6 in the Studio Theater, Storrs. For tickets and information, call 860-486-2113 and visit www.crt.uconn.edu. (more...)

THE MUSIC MAN Begins Previews Tonight at The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The beloved classic musical Meredith Wilson's THE MUSIC MAN, will begin previews at the John W. Engeman Theater tonight, March 27 at 8:00 p.m. with the official opening on Saturday, March 29 at 8:00 p.m. and running through May 18, 2014. (more...)

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma Premieres New Musical TRIANGLE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma previously announced that it would stage the first ever production of the new musical TRIANGLE, written by three of musical theatre's brightest young composers. The show will be directed by Lyric's Artistic Director Michael Baron and feature original music by Curtis Moore (music and book), Thomas Mizer (lyrics and book) and Joshua Scher (book) and a cast of Broadway stars and local favorites. The production will run from today, March 26 through April 5 at the Plaza Theatre. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Boston (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Baltimore (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for New Orleans (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Louisville - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Louisville (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: VIOLET's Sutton Foster
by Walter McBride - Mar 22, 2014

Two-time Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster returns to Roundabout in the highly anticipated Broadway debut of the musical Violet, following the acclaimed concert performance at City Center Encores! Off-Center. Below you can check out photos of Foster in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)

Ben Vereen to Co-Host 2014 Southwest Region Ben Vereen Awards, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Broadway/San Diego has just announced that Ben Vereen will co-host the Southwest Region Ben Vereen Awards on June 14th as well as teach a special master class to the student finalists. (more...)

THE MUSIC MAN to Begin Previews 3/27 at The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The beloved classic musical Meredith Wilson's THE MUSIC MAN, will begin previews at the John W. Engeman Theater on Thursday, March 27 at 8:00 p.m. with the official opening on Saturday, March 29 at 8:00 p.m. and running through May 18, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/18- Sutton Foster
by Stage Tube - Mar 18, 2014

Happy Birthday, Sutton Foster! Foster's portrayal of Reno Sweeney in Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Anythng Goes earned her the 2011 Tony Award Best Leading Actress in a Musical. Sutton also starred on Broadway as Princess Fiona in Shrek: The Musical, for which she was honored with Tony and Drama Desk nominations, and the Outer Critics Circle Award. Prior to that, Sutton was Inga in the Mel Brooks musical, Young Frankenstein, Janet Van De Graaff in The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations, LA Ovation Award) and Jo March in Little Women: The Musical (2005 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations). She is the recipient of the 2002 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Astaire Awards for her performance as Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie, a role she created in the 2000 La Jolla Playhouse premiere. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FULL GALLOP, Starring Cherie Gil
by Jude Cartalaba - Mar 17, 2014

Despite fear and stress that Philippine cinema icon Cherie Gil had to go through producing and starring in FULL GALLOP, a play based on the life of Diana Vreeland (1903-1989), noted fashion columnist and editor of Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, Gil manages to depict Vreeland as a funny, rapid-fired talker as opposed to being languid and bitchy ala Miranda Priestly in the novel-turned-movie 'The Devil Wears Prada.' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/16/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/16/2014 for Seattle (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/16/2014 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/16/2014 for Salt Lake City (more...)

SDCF to Host Free Conversation with Sean Mathias and Derek McLane
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

SDCF presents a free conversation with acclaimed Director Sean Mathias (No Man's Land, Waiting for Godot, Breakfast at Tiffany's) and Scenic Designer Derek McLane (Ragtime, 33 Variations, 2014 Academy Awards) in conversation aboutcraft and career. Listen firsthand as they explore the relationship between director and designer and discuss their approaches to projects, their creative processes, and the turning points of their careers. Tickets for this event are free. Please RSVP to Conversations@SDCweb.org to reserve tickets. Seating is limited. (more...)

Broadway Stars and Riverdale Talent Team Up for Benefit Concert BABY, Including Tim Ewing, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Broadway luminaries and Riverdale's most talented performers will join forces for a 30th Anniversary concert production of the rarely performed musical, BABY, featuring a 17-piece orchestra, to be performed at the Riverdale YM-YWHA on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at 7:30pm. (more...)

West End Stars to Perform the Songs of Steven Luke Walker, Including Jordan Lee Davies, Ellie Kirk, & Anna McGarahan, March 23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

On Sunday 23rd March at St James Studio the stars of the West End will sing songs of Steven Luke Walker; featuring Alice Fearn, Rob Houchen, Rebecca Lock, Scott Garnham, Jordan Lee Davies, Ellie Kirk, Anna McGarahan, Elissa Clare Morgan, Martin Dickinson, Alastair Barron, and the GSA/The Union Theatre cast of 'Little Women'. Facilitated by ILIADebuts in association with create entertainment the concert starts at 7pm and tickets are available from £12.50-£25 at http://www.stjamestheatre.co.uk/events/the-songs-of-steven-luke-walker/ or by calling the box office on 0844 264 2140. Steven's work was performed at St James Studio in September last year alongside Jonathan Reid Gealt and Craig Adams. This will be an acoustic night dedicated solely to Steven's portfolio of work which is steeped in epic storytelling, sublime vocal writing and beautiful scoring as well as a self indulgent moment or two. (more...)

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Begins Previews at St. James Theatre Tonight; Meet the Cast!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 11, 2014

The world premiere production of the brand new musical comedy Bullets Over Broadway, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film, will begin preview performances tomorrow, March 11 and officially open Thursday, April 10, 2014 at The St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). The new musical will be directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Scroll down to learn more about the Bullets Over Broadway company, and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, LITTLE WOMEN, and More Highlight Lakewood Playhouse's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

The Lakewood Playhouse has announced its 76th season of shows! It's a season filled with laughter, mystery, literature, and stories that touch the heart. This year includes three shows from Lakewood's 75 year history and 3 shows never before seen at the theatre. The full season and details are listed below. (more...)

She's On Her Way- Back to Broadway! 10 Reasons to Love the Ultimate Leading Lady, Sutton Foster
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 8, 2014

In case you've forgotten why you fell in love with Ms. Foster in the first place, BroadwayWorld brings you a mere ten of many reasons that we adore Sutton! (more...)

WOMEN to Play Peoples Improv Theater, 4/15-5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

The Peoples Improv Theater announced today that WOMEN, the record- breaking hit from #Serials @ The Flea Theater, will be running for a limited engagement from April 15 to May 6. This fast paced comedy introduces Louisa May Alcott's classic, Little Women, to HBO's critically acclaimed 'Girls', delivering a smartly crafted and hilarious 50 minute show. (more...)

Greater Austin High School Musical Theater Awards Set for the Long Center, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

It will be a night of firsts for performing arts in Austin, Texas! The First Annual Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards (GAHSMTA) will be held at the Long Center, April 17 at 7:30pm. Not only will it be the first large scale project fully produced in-house by Austin's iconic performing arts venue on Lady Bird Lake, but also it will be the first time the Long Center has partnered with ZACH Theatre and The University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts. (more...)

Applications Now Available for East Lynne's Student Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Applications are available for the award-winning East Lynne Theater Company's Summer Student Workshop - and several students have already signed up. This year, it's 'The Dancing Princesses' based on a tale by the Brothers Grimm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Philadelphia (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Dallas (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Nashville (more...)

Lance Horne to Celebrate FIRST THINGS LAST CD at Rockwood in LA with Ricki Lake & More, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

LANCE HORNE - the Emmy Award winning composer, musician, vocalist and producer - will headline a special concert evening at Rockwood Table & Stage in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 15 at 8:00 PM with guest artists Ricki Lake, Julie Garnye and Lisa Ann Walter, with special surprise stars. They will perform songs from his acclaimed CD First Things Last in addition to a special preview of The Night Before My Wedding, Horne's upcoming collaboration with Neil Gaiman. (more...)

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma to Premiere New Musical TRIANGLE, 3/26-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma today announced that it will stage the first ever production of the new musical TRIANGLE, written by three of musical theatre's brightest young composers. The show will be directed by Lyric's Artistic Director Michael Baron and feature original music by Curtis Moore (music and book), Thomas Mizer (lyrics and book) and Joshua Scher (book) and a cast of Broadway stars and local favorites. The production will run from March 26 through April 5 at the Plaza Theatre. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, 5/6-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Bristol Riverside Theatre concludes its 2013-2014 season with the popular cult classic Little Shop of Horrors by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman on May 6-June 8. Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the ensemble cast features Berlando Drake, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Laura C. Giknis, Nate Golden, Daniel Marcus, Andrew McMath, Candace Thomas, Danny Vaccaro, and Lindsey Warren. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Josh Groban, Katie Holmes & More Attend FINDING NEVERLAND Workshop!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 3, 2014

Looking much like an opening night, numerous boldfaced names were in attendance last week at a workshop for FINDING NEVERLAND, directed by Diane Paulas and starring Matthew Morrison and Laura Michelle Kelly. It'll premiere at begins performances in July 2014 at the Loeb Drama Center at The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University. Featuring new songs by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy, NEVERLAND previously held a workshop on August 26th, featuring Kelly, Jason Alexander, Brian d'Arcy James and Kathleen Chalfant. The new musical FINDING NEVERLAND premiered in Leicester on September 22., led by Julian Ovenden and Rosalie Craig. Adapted from the much-loved Oscar-winning Miramax film, FINDING NEVERLAND, this exquisite new production was brought to the Leicester stage by celebrated Oscar and Tony Award-winner Harvey Weinstein, with direction and choreography by Olivier and Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford (Anna Christie at Donmar Warehouse), a book by Allan Knee (Little Women on Broadway), and music and lyrics by Tony Award nominees Scott Frankel and Michael Korie. Escape to a wonderful world of enchantment with this musical tale of the life of playwright J.M. Barrie, and the inspiration behind his classic book, The Adventures of Peter Pan. With his last play a failure, James Barrie is crippled by writer's block and success seems like a far-away land. But then a chance encounter with widow Sylvia Llewellyn Davies and her four young sons sends his heart and imagination soaring, and their friendship gives birth to a magical tale that will live forever. (more...)

Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, 4/16-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with a special run of Love, Loss, and What I Wore -- a witty and wise celebration of womanhood adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron, creators of such hits as 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle,' 'You've Got Mail,' 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and 'Silkwood.' (more...)

Greater Austin High School Musical Theater Awards Set for the Long Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

It will be a night of firsts for performing arts in Austin, Texas! The First Annual Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards (GAHSMTA) will be held at the Long Center, tonight, April 17 at 7:30pm. Not only will it be the first large scale project fully produced in-house by Austin's iconic performing arts venue on Lady Bird Lake, but also it will be the first time the Long Center has partnered with ZACH Theatre and The University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts. (more...)

Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with a special run of Love, Loss, and What I Wore -- a witty and wise celebration of womanhood adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron, creators of such hits as 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle,' 'You've Got Mail,' 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and 'Silkwood.' (more...)

Elisa Matthews Joins Media Theatre's SUNSET BOULEVARD as 'Betty'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Media Theatre presents the Tony winning musical Sunset Boulevard, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's magnificent take on Billy Wilder's legendary film focusing on the silent film star Norma Desmond as she hopes for a return to screen glory during the advent of the talkies. (more...)

Lance Horne Celebrates FIRST THINGS LAST CD at Rockwood in LA with Ricki Lake & More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

LANCE HORNE - the Emmy Award winning composer, musician, vocalist and producer - will headline a special concert evening at Rockwood Table & Stage in Los Angeles tonight, April 15 at 8:00 PM with guest artists Ricki Lake, Julie Garnye and Lisa Ann Walter, with special surprise stars. They will perform songs from his acclaimed CD First Things Last in addition to a special preview of The Night Before My Wedding, Horne's upcoming collaboration with Neil Gaiman. (more...)

WOMEN Plays Peoples Improv Theater, Now thru 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Peoples Improv Theater announced today that WOMEN, the record- breaking hit from #Serials @ The Flea Theater, will be running for a limited engagement from today, April 15 to May 6. This fast paced comedy introduces Louisa May Alcott's classic, Little Women, to HBO's critically acclaimed 'Girls', delivering a smartly crafted and hilarious 50 minute show. (more...)

Sutton Foster Headed Back to Small Screen; TV Land Orders YOUNGER to Series
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

According to Deadline, TV Land has ordered Darren Star's YOUNGER, starring Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, and Miriam Shor to series for a 12-episode first season. The single-camera project, which is written, executive produced and directed by Star, is based on the novel YOUNGER by Pamela Redmond Satran. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Nashville (more...)

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Welcomes Maureen McGovern & Jimmy Webb, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

A dream cabaret pairing comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts when Grammy® Award-winning artist Jimmy Webb and Grammy and Drama Desk-nominated vocalist Maureen McGovern perform three concerts in their Cabaret Series debuts today, April 11 - 13 in Samueli Theater. This will also be Webb's Center debut, while McGovern appeared at the Center during the 2004 - 2005 Broadway Series as Marmee in the national tour of Little Women. The New York Times proclaims McGovern as 'blessed with a vocal technique second to none' and says that Webb is 'at the top of his game.' (more...)

Ashley Fink, Shane Jenek & Adam Kantor to Join Lance Horne at Rockwell Table & Stage, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

LANCE HORNE - the Emmy Award winning composer, musician, vocalist and producer - will headline a special concert evening at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 15 at 8:00 PM. Special guests Ashley Fink ('Glee'), Shane Jenek (Courtney Act from 'RuPaul's Drag Race') and Adam Kantor (The Last Five Years) have joined the evening, in adition to previously announced Ricki Lake, Julie Garnye (Les Miserables at the Hollywood Bowl) and Lisa Ann Walter (The Parent Trap) with special surprise stars. They will perform songs from his acclaimed CD First Things Last in addition to a special preview of The Night Before My Wedding, Horne's upcoming collaboration with Neil Gaiman. Lance's March 31 evening at Birdland Jazz Club in New York featred Alan Cumming, Rachel Dratch, Stephen Wallem, Alice Ripley and more. He recently contributed a movement to Tyler's Suite, a choral song-cycle dedicated to Tyler Clementi, the 18-year-old Rutgers University student that took his life three years ago. The piece, which also includes contributions from Stephen Schwartz, Ann Hampton Callaway and Craig Carnelia, was premiered by the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus in March. Rockwell Table & Stage is located at 1714 Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles, CA.. Tickets are $20 with a two drink minimum. Visit Rockwell-LA.com for more information. (more...)

Elisa Matthews Joins Media Theatre's SUNSET BOULEVARD as 'Betty'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

The Media Theatre presents the Tony winning musical Sunset Boulevard, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's magnificent take on Billy Wilder's legendary film focusing on the silent film star Norma Desmond as she hopes for a return to screen glory during the advent of the talkies. (more...)

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