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Princesses is a musical within a musical about a group of "seen-it-all, too-hip-for-their-roommates private school girls" who are forced by an enthusiastic teacher (played by English) to put on a production of Frances Hodgson Burnett's Victorian classic, A Little Princess.


13th Floor and Twisted Oak to Present Double Bill of Physical Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

13th Floor and Twisted Oak are proud to announce a double bill of physical theater at ODC Theater next year. Each company will present an original 40-minute play drawing on a shared vocabulary of storytelling and character-based movement. 13th Floor presents Lightning Strikes Anonymous, about five quirky individuals with a unique electrical addiction. Twisted Oak presents the world premiere of Fortune's Fool: A Monster's Odyssey, a mythological allegory about the confrontation between Harmony and Strife. This double bill runs February 24 - March 4, 2017, with shows at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 26. Tickets are $15 - $45, and may be purchased online atodc.dance/tickets. (more...)

Riverside Children's Theatre to Host Character Breakfasts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

With the growing success Riverside Children's Theatre has had with past Santa and Princess Breakfasts, a new series of Character Breakfasts have been developed for parents and children to enjoy. (more...)

The Boys are Back in Town: Les Ballets Trockadero Return to Vancouver by Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Show One Productions presents the return of world-infamous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo onJanuary 20 & 21, 2017 at 8pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Returning by popular demand following Vancouver's 2015 sold out smash hit, the sensational evening will see the all-male, cross-dressing troupe apply breathtaking technical prowess and rampant sauciness to a new batch of ridiculously re-interpreted classical ballets, including Swan Lake, La Esmeralda, and Don Quixote.  (more...)

Smithsonian Channel Sheds New Light on Titanic Sinking in New Documentary, 1/21
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The images are unveiled in a new one-hour Smithsonian Channel documentary that tells the story of the unluckiest ship in maritime history. TITANIC: THE NEW EVIDENCE (WT) premieres Saturday, January 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (more...)

BWW Review: American Ballet Theatre's Exquisite SWAN LAKE
by Andrew White - Jan 30, 2017

As with all classic ballets in order to bring it to the stage you must breathe new life into it, and create a narrative that balances fidelity to the original with the genius of the modern choreographer. Not to mention the unique talents and personalities of each dancer. Kevin McKenzie, ABT's Artistic Director, brings this 19th-century classic into the 21st century with great sensitivity, but also with a sense of fun and celebration. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Laura Osnes Dreams Big in A Magical Movie Mashup
by Stage Tube - Jan 30, 2017

The Princesses are throwing a ball, and you're invited! After eight sold out shows, Broadway's Cinderella, Tony nominee Laura Osnes and music director Benjamin Rauhala returned to host Broadway's most beloved leading ladies at Feinstein's/54 Below. Joined by iconic Broadway princess Tony nominee Susan Egan, Broadway's original 'Belle' in Beauty and the Beast and the voice of 'Meg' in Disney's motion picture Hercules. Together with an all-star cast will sing the most beloved 'Princess' songs of stage and screen in a magical evening that is not to be missed! (more...)

Jonathan Bennett to Host Food Network's CAKE WARS: CHAMPS, Beg. 2/12
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Jonathan Bennett welcomes back past Cake Wars winners on new six-part stunt CAKE WARS: CHAMPS, premiering Sunday, February 12th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now for Disney On Ice Presents FOLLOW YOUR HEART
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart is bringing Disney•Pixar's record-breaking animated feature Finding Dory to the ice for the first time in this live production produced by Feld Entertainment. The ice skating extravaganza featuring Disney•Pixar's Inside Out, Disney's Frozen and other beloved Disney stories visits Boston, MA from Friday, February 17thto Sunday, February 26th for 18 performances at TD Garden.  Tickets are on sale now! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 28, 2017
by - Jan 28, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/28/2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/28/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 27, 2017
by - Jan 27, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Trish Scully Child - the 2017 Collection is Ready to Conquer Your Heart
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

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Berkeley Rep Announces Casting of MONSOON WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the casting for the world premiere of Monsoon Wedding. The musical stage production will be directed by acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair and hosts a cast of 20 actors from around the globe. (more...)

SAKL's Festival of Light Prepares for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

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BWW's On This Day - January 22, 2017
by - Jan 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence Announces 2017 Detailed Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Under the leadership of General Manager Bernard Foccroulle, the 69th season of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence will present an exceptional collection of artists from around the globe in five major opera productions and 16 recital, chamber music and orchestral concerts from July 3 through 22, plus more than 60 events from the Academie du Festival d'Aix. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Premiere Documentary TITANIC: NEW EVIDENCE, 1/21
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The images are unveiled in a new one-hour Smithsonian Channel documentary that tells the story of the unluckiest ship in maritime history. TITANIC: THE NEW EVIDENCE premieres Saturday, January 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Steffanie Leigh and More Crowned for Latest BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Just announced, Broadway's final Mary Poppins Steffanie Leigh, Newsies star Stephanie Styles, Krystina Alabado, Jackie Burns, and Mara Davi will be joining Tony nominees Laura Osnes and Susan Egan and music director Benjamin Rauhala in the latest Broadway Princess Party at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Alley Rep Joins Tomorrow's GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT Event
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

At 5:30pm on January 19, 2017, Alley Repertory Theater will join over 500 theaters, ensembles, companies, and educational programs across the country to light a light and pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone - regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. (more...)

Columbus Native Returns to Perform with LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The world's foremost all-male comic ballet company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo was founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts for the purpose of presenting a playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form and "en travesti" (males performing female roles). (more...)

New Shows For 2017 On Sale At Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Sheffield Theatres have added to their 2017 line-up with the announcement of a host of exciting new shows at the Lyceum and Studio Theatres, including Matthew Bourne's mesmerizing production of The Red Shoes and music from Sheffield's Everly Pregnant Brothers. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM TOOL BOOTH at Ensemble Theatre
by Roy Berko - Jan 16, 2017

Much like Lewis Carroll's ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND and L. Frank Baum's THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF OZ, Norton Juster's THE PHANTOM TOLL BOOTH is a fantasy adventure. All three are perceived as tales for children, but, in reality, though they are intended to teach youngsters, the messages are often so complex that they go over the heads of their intended audience. (more...)

Hotsy Totsy Burlesque's Tribute to The Ladies of Disney at The Slipper Room
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Married life is working out for the Fairy God Mother (Cherry Pitz) and her Prince Charming (Handsome Brad), but happily ever after can get kind of dull, no dragon's to slay, not evil step mothers to thwart. Looking to spice things up, the two love birds have decided to throw a ball, looking for the hottest princess in the land to join them in a threesome! (more...)

New Musicals Inc. Announces Winners Of 2016 Search For New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Winners of the prestigious international Search for New Musicals were announced today at New Musicals Inc. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Casa Manana to Present 'RAPUNZEL! RAPUNZEL!' as Part of 2017 Children's Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Casa Mañana Theatre presents Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hair Fairy Tale, as part of the 2016-2017 Children's Theatre season. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

FIRST DATE Shares the Love & Laughter of Dating at Starlight Indoors 2/3-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, Starlight Indoors will share the love (and laughter) of dating in today's world when it stages the modern musical comedy First Date. Things will heat up in the climate-controlled Cohen Community Stage House on Feb. 3-26 as audience members join Aaron and Casey on their first date, which just happens to be a blind date, too! (more...)

Stanley Brown Pens THE WANDERER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Stanley Brown, a retiree, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'The Wanderer': a gripping and potent tale full of adventure, mystery, love and friendship. (more...)

Ramin Karimloo & Alison Luff Star on SONG OF SOLOMON Original Concept Recording, Arriving 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Broadway Records has announced that Song of Solomon (Original Concept Recording) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, January 27, 2017. (more...)

Canadian Stage & Theatre Francais de Toronto Team for FIVE FACES FOR EVELYN FROST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

From February 14th to March 25th, Canadian Stage and Theatre francais de Toronto join forces to coproduce Five Faces for Evelyn Frost, an innovative theatrical experience that examines how social media transforms human relationships while challenging the notions of authenticity and truth. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 1, 2017
by - Jan 1, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Registration Now Open for Piedmont Players Theatre (PPT) 2017 Summer Theatre Camps
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Piedmont Players Theatre has announced its lineup for Summer Theatre Camps 2017. See al the information below! (more...)

Cast Set for Stages Theatre Company and Escalate Dance's THE VELVETEEN RABBIT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Stages Theatre Company (STC) presents The Velveteen Rabbit, directed by Stages Theatre Company Artistic Director Sandy Boren Barrett, and Escalate Dance Company Artistic Director Ann Marie Omeish. (more...)

Honesdale High School to Stage Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Honesdale High School Performing Arts will present 'Disney's The Little Mermaid.' with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and book by Doug Wright with license through Music Theatre International. (more...)

BWW TV: Lea Salonga Performs Moving Rendition of HAMILTON's 'Burn' in Concert at Sydney Opera House
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 7, 2017

Broadway superstar and Disney legend, Lea Salonga, just kicked off a series of five concerts in Australia, beginning with three sold-out shows at the iconic Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Watch her perform a moving rendition of 'Burn' from HAMILTON below! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Presents A Stunning Night Of Disney, Broadway And Re-Imagined Pop Songs with LEA SALONGA IN CONCERT
by Jade Kops - Feb 3, 2017

Darling of stage and voice of Disney Princesses, Lea Salonga, with the help of the SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, under the baton of Gerard Salonga, brought the Sydney Opera House audience to its feet in a flawless performance. (more...)

Golden Thread's Annual Celebration of International Women's Day is Dedicated to Syria
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Golden Thread Productions, the first American theatre company devoted to the Middle East, presents Syria Mon Amour: Food, Home, and Healing, this year's edition of What Do the Women Say?, its annual celebration of International Women's Day. Featuring women artists of Middle Eastern descent, the event is dedicated to Syria and the Syrian people. Two extraordinary works of art created by Middle Eastern artists responding to the Syrian refugee crisis anchor the event: an excerpt reading of Oh My Sweet Land, a tour-de-force solo show based on interviews with Syrian refugees in Jordan, and an excerpt from the documentary film We Are Not Princesses, which centers on Antigone of Syria, a 2014 drama workshop and performance featuring 35 Syrian women refugees in Lebanon. (more...)

Disney Princess and Tony Award Winner Lea Salonga Brings a Magical Night of Music to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Disney princess Lea Salonga has thrilled audiences worldwide as Jasmine (Aladdin) and Mulan (Mulan and Mulan II) in the Disney animated classics, and has toured in the title role of the enchanting rags-to-riches fairy tale Cinderella. On stage, she has starred on Broadway in Les Miserables and created the role of Kim in Miss Saigon.  The Ridgefield Playhouse and Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series presents the Tony Award winner in a magical concert of hits that you know and love on Sunday, April 2 at 8 p.m.  Praised around the world for her powerful voice and perfect pitch, Lea Salonga is a singer and actress who is best known for her Tony Award-winning role in Miss Saigon. In addition to the Tony, she has won the Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards in the field of musical theatre. She was also the first Asian to play Eponine in the musical Les Miserables on Broadway and returned to the beloved show as Fantine in the 2006 revival.  This spectacular evening is partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon and Spa with media sponsor CPBN - Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. (more...)

Lea Salonga Headed Down Under with Tunes from MISS SAIGON, HAMILTON and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Broadway superstar and Disney legend, Lea Salonga, will be kicking off a series of five concerts in Australia beginning with three sold out shows at the iconic Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, followed by two shows at Melbourne's Hamer Hall with Orchestra Victoria. (more...)

Broadway's Lea Salonga to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Following a sold-out engagement in 2015, Tony and Olivier Award-winning star and recording artist Lea Salonga returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko. Salonga smartly weaves together a set list of her favorite standards, go-to pop tunes, and Broadway ballads. This trio of piano, guitar, and voice ensures an intimate experience with a true Broadway icon. (more...)

The Alliance Theatre present CINDERELLA AND FELLA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Atlanta's nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre is pleased to present Cinderella and Fella, a contemporary musical spin on the Cinderella fairytale.  Rosemary Newcott, the Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth and Families, directs this family friendly one-act production.  Cinderella and Fella will run twice a day on Saturdays and Sundays, March 19 - April, 2017.  Opening night is Tuesday, March 21, at 7:00 p.m.  (more...)

DISENCHANTED! The Hilarious Hit Musical Coming to Mesa Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Mesa Arts Center is pleased to announce the hilarious hit musical DISENCHANTED! will be performed in the Piper Theater March 21 and 22. Tickets are on sale now and available at the Mesa Arts Center Box Office, atmesaartscenter.com or by calling 480-644-6500. (more...)

The Hilarious Off-Broadway Musical DISENCHANTED Premieres in Italy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

'... and they lived happily ever after. Well, not exactly' Forget the Princesses you thought you knew. (more...)

The Raucous Comedy DISENCHANTED Casts a Spell At The Playhouse @ Westport Plaza for One Week Only
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Emery Entertainment in association with Starvox Entertainment is excited to bring a new show to St. Louis audiences as DISENCHANTED! hits the boards at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza February 28-March 5. Tickets may be purchased through MetroTix at www.metrotix.com or by calling 314/534-1111.  Additionally, tickets will be available at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza box office one hour prior to show time. All seats are $60. Disclaimer: this show contains adult content. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Celebrate Women's History Month with Two New Premieres
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Smithsonian Channel is celebrating Women's History Month with new specials that highlight two of the most courageous and independent-spirited women of their time, both leaving a lasting impression for centuries to follow. (more...)

DISENCHANTED! to Bring Twisted Fairy Tales to BDT Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs 'em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted Princesses in the new musical comedy that's anything but Grimm. Forget the Princesses you think you know. After multiple sold-out runs nationwide, and nominations for 2015 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical and a 2015 Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Musical, these royal renegades are tossing off tiaras to bring their hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical to Boulder - and fairy tales will never be the same! DISENCHANTED! begins preview performances March 3, and plays at BDT Stage through May 6, 2017. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel Celebrates Women's History Month with Two New Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Smithsonian Channel is celebrating Women's History Month with new specials that highlight two of the most courageous and independent-spirited women of their time, both leaving a lasting impression for centuries to follow. (more...)

Kid Genius Cartoon Channel Goes Live on Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Genius Brands International, Inc. 'Genius Brands' (NASDAQ: GNUS) extends the reach of its Kid Genius Cartoon Channel today by approximately 20 million households as the channel 'goes live' on OTT platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon's Fire (more...)

The Belmont Theatre Announces Summer Theatre Camps
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Belmont Theatre's professional staff is ready to take children to other lands through the magic of theatre.  Campers will learn the fundamentals of acting by exploring and developing all of the actor's tools:  expression, movement, voice and imagination.  Audition techniques, prop and set design will be explored.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Royalty Returns to 54 Below in THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY with Laura Osnes, Jenna Ushkowitz, Arielle Jacobs, Jackie Burns and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

On Janury 29th, Broadway's Cinderella, two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, and music director Benjamin Rauhala hosted the fourth installment of THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY at Feinstein's/54 Below, featuring Christy Altomare, Jenna Ushkowitz, Courtney Reed, Taylor Louderman, and more than a dozen more Princesses, plus surprise guests Lesli Margherita and Derek Klena. Scroll down to see the esteemed ladies (and gentlemen) in action! (more...)

First Night's Top Ten of 2017 Announced in Music City
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 28, 2016

First Night's Top Ten of 2017 - critic Jeffrey Ellis' annual review of the best in Tennessee theater - were revealed tonight during a live Facebook broadcast at 7:30 p.m. (CST), with Actor's Bridge Ensemble and Studio Tenn/TPAC leading the nods in this year's listing of categories. (more...)

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