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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.

BWW Interview: Miriam Drysdale of DISENCHANTED! Discusses Bringing Famous Fairytales Into the 21st Century
by Kailey Hansen - May 7, 2016

Once upon a time, in a magical place called the Windy City, a crew of plucky, frisky, outspoken Princesses arrived to grace the land with some serious girl power. From May 10 through June 5 at Chicago's Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, audiences will come face-to-face with fairytale characters who have a bone to pick; they'd like to give you details on how their 'happily ever after' really went down. Actress and improviser Miriam Drysdale discusses how DISENCHANTED! brings classic storybook royals to a 21st century audience in our exclusive interview. (more...)

Houston Symphony Adds Second FINAL FANTASY Concert to Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

The Houston Symphony announced today an additional performance of Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23. The second performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. the same day. (more...)

Nicole Kidman to Bring Off-Broadway Vampire Drama CUDDLES to Big Screen
by Movies News Desk - May 25, 2016

Nicole Kidman has optioned the film rights to playwright Joseph Wilde's off-Broadway vampire-themed drama CUDDLES via her shingle Blossom Films. (more...)

Way Off Broadway to Host Princess Breakfast 2016, 8/13
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Way Off Broadway has announced that it is once again time for all of the young Princesses in the land and their families to come together for this year's Princess Breakfast, The Fairytale Forest Fashion Show. This special family event will be held on Saturday morning, August 13th beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the theatre. (more...)

BWW Blog: Emma VanDeVelde - The Blumey Awards: That's What It's Really About 
by Guest Blogger: Emma VanDeVelde - May 23, 2016

On May 22, 2016 at approximately 6:55 pm, nearly 100 high school students anxiously stood behind a curtain on the stage of the Belk theater. At 7:06 pm, this curtain rose to reveal a completely sold out house comprised of parents, classmates, theater educators and industry professionals and acted as the beginning of one of the raddest nights of their lives. (more...)

Janet Dacal, George Merrick, Donna English and More to Lead Goodspeed's Fresh Take on BYE BYE BIRDIE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel Names Joanna Brahim to Newly Created Role
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

Smithsonian Channel, a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution, announced that Joanna Brahim has joined the network in the newly created role of Vice President, Communications. (more...)

Christian Youth Theater Presents SHREK THE MUSICAL This May
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Tickets are on sale now for Christian Youth Theater-North Idaho's production of the Broadway hit, Shrek the Musical, to the S.A. Kroc Theater, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd, Coeur d'Alene, ID, May 20-29, 2016.  Seventy local children ages 8-18 currently enrolled in CYT-NI's theater arts spring classes are busy in rehearsals for their latest production.   (more...)

DISENCHANTED! Comes to Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Off Broadway at the Marcus Center and Starvox Entertainment are pleased to announce the hilarious hit musical DISENCHANTED! will play in Milwaukee at the Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall on October 11-16. (more...)

BWW Feature: An Inside Look at Dr. Phillips Center's School of the Arts' Master Class
by Kimberly Moy - May 12, 2016

While you may think actors flock here to become Princesses or superheroes, Orlando is also quickly becoming a training ground for up and coming talented students. The Dr. Phillips Center has been the two year reigning pinnacle of the Orlando theater arts scene. To complement this world-class facility, the School of the Arts sits behind the Dr. Phillips Center and hosts a variety of performing arts classes for all ages. (more...)

CYT-North Idaho to Present SHREK THE MUSICAL, 5/20-29
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Christian Youth Theater-North Idaho (CYT-North Idaho) is bringing, Shrek the Musical, to the S.A. Kroc Theater, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd, Coeur d'Alene, ID, May 20-29, 2016. Seventy local children ages 8-18 currently enrolled in CYT-NI's theater arts spring classes are busy in rehearsals for their latest production. (more...)

Outskirts Press and Colorado Humanities Partner for the 2016 Colorado Book Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company and a proud sponsor of the 25th annual Colorado Book Awards, announced that the 2016 finalists have been selected. This annual event is run by The Colorado Center for the Book, the program department of the Colorado Humanities, which is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of Colorado's outstanding authors, editors, illustrators and photographers. (more...)

PETER RABBIT AND ME, ROBIN HOOD and More Set for Pumpkin Theatre's 49th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Pumpkin Theatre is thrilled to announce the line-up for its 49th season, 'A Season with Spirit and Moxie!' In Season 49, the Pumpkin stage will feature some of the world's most beloved characters. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel New Series 'Sports Detectives' Premieres 4/24
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point ball. Dale Earnhardt's legendary pink race car. The American flag draped around goalie Jim Craig after the “Miracle on Ice.” (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CINDERELLA... AFTER THE BALL at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences will enchant audiences all over Chicago with the World Premiere musical tale, CINDERELLA... AFTER THE BALL, running now through May 8, with a press opening on March 12 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL. With book and lyrics by Eddie Sugarman and a sparkling score by Jihwan Kim, Jeff Award Nominee Scott Weinstein directs the Marriott Theatre for Young Audience's first show of the season, sure to delight audiences of all ages with its quick witted humor and toe tapping music. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from CINDERELLA... AFTER THE BALL at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Mar 7, 2016

The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences will enchant audiences all over Chicago with the World Premiere musical tale, CINDERELLA... AFTER THE BALL, running now through May 8, with a press opening on March 12 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL. With book and lyrics by Eddie Sugarman and a sparkling score by Jihwan Kim, Jeff Award Nominee Scott Weinstein directs the Marriott Theatre for Young Audience's first show of the season, sure to delight audiences of all ages with its quick witted humor and toe tapping music. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Tony-Winning Producer Sues Over Elusive POP NATION Musical
by Jessica Khan - Mar 7, 2016

Tony-winning producer Allan Gordon has sued the party behind a PRODUCERS-level scam involving the new musical POP NATION. (more...)

Lea Salonga, Donna McKechnie, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

This April, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Uncover Artifacts from Greatest Sporting Moments in SPORTS DETECTIVES
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Smithsonian Channel debuts a unique six-hour docu-series, SPORTS DETECTIVES, on Sunday, April 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, to try to hunt down the truth of what happened and find missing treasures behind some of the most iconic moments in American sports history. (more...)

MadLab Announces Theatre Roulette 2016 Lineup, Set for This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2016

In its seventeenth year, Central Ohio's longest running shorts festival presents 3 very distinct nights of new works rotating over 3 weekends culminating in the final day when all 3 nights of programming are performed. (more...)

Daniel Goldstein, Jenn Thompson, Gabriel Barre and More to Helm Shows at Goodspeed in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled five exciting teams to transform their diverse season of musicals from page to stage. (more...)

San Diego Gay Men's Chorus to Present CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Go west this spring as the award-winning San Diego Gay Men's Chorus premieres its highly anticipated new show California Dreamin' at the historic Balboa Theatre on April 23 and 24. (more...)

Smithsonian to Premiere 7 Straight Weeks of Sir David Attenborough Specials This April
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

This spring, Smithsonian Channel will celebrate Sir David Attenborough's 90th birthday, as it rolls out seven consecutive weeks of captivating natural history programs featuring the world's leading naturalist . (more...)

Lindsay Mendez, Erin Mackey and More to Bring IN TRANSIT to Feinstein's/54 Below This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Lindsay Mendez, Erin Mackey, and more in IN TRANSIT THE MUSICAL: IN CONCERT on March 20th at 7pm & 9:30pm. (more...)

Cece Younger Pens THE SEEKERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

'The Seekers: The Secret of the Turtles' (published by Archway Publishing) is a mystical tale of a Caribbean princess who sets off on a journey with her best friend and a prince of Barbados to save the sea turtles and calm an active underwater volcano. Along the way, she learns she has an extraordinary future unlike any she ever imagined for herself. (more...)

by Nora Dominick - Mar 18, 2016

Highlights from this week include Laura Osnes holds a BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY, SHE LOVES ME and THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM open, a first look at John Krasinski, Hank Azaria, and Claire Danes in DRY POWDER and SO much more! Check out all the photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Sierra Boggess, Courtney Reed, Adrienne Warren and More Attend THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

On March 13th, Broadway's Cinderella, Tony nominee Laura Osnes, and music director Benjamin Rauhala hosted the second installment of THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY at Feinstein's/54 Below, featuring Sierra Boggess, Courtney Reed, Adrienne Warren, Kara Lindsay, and over a dozen more Princesses. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

BWW Review: THE TAFFETAS Bring the Fifties to YLT
by Marakay Rogers - Mar 11, 2016

The sister act girl group from Muncie Indiana makes its first TV appearance,,, on the York Little Theatre stage. Prepare to hear the greatest hits of the Fifties from some of the great singers of the YLT stage. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company to Host Summer Student Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Applications are available for the award-winning East Lynne Theater Company's Summer Student Workshop - and several students have already signed up. There's no final decision yet on what play is being produced, but an adaptation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula's Guest" is being considered to accompany ELTC's mainstage production of "Dracula." (more...)

Stage Tube: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS' Christopher Wheeldon Featured on 60 Minutes
by Stage Tube - Apr 3, 2016

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS director/choreographer Christopher Wheeldon was featured on Sunday night's 60 MINUTES, talking about how he's breaking new ground in dance and reinvigorating ballet by making it sensual, athletic and edgy. Wheeldon won a Tony for his choreography for PARIS, which combines musical theater dance with ballet moves. He also directed it - a first for him that caused some jitters. 'They probably couldn't see the sweat kind of trickling down the back of my neck,' he tells Stahl. (more...)

BWW Blog: Maty Cameron - Backstage at ANGRY PSYCHO PRINCESSES!
by Guest Blogger: Maty Cameron - Apr 29, 2016

Today, I am posting a video blog that will take you behind the scenes of Angry Psycho Princesses, which runs April 26 - May 1, 2016 at the Buchanan Center for Performing Arts on the University of Wyoming Campus. (more...)

BWW Review: Fall Head-Over-Glass-Heels in Love with CINDERELLA at Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - Apr 27, 2016

Adorable, utterly romantic, and thoroughly winsome, this stage adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is, admittedly, a wonderful surprise---filled with dazzling stage ingenuity; a dreamy, sweeping classic score by two legendary titans of musical theater; a revised, 21st-Century-tinged new book by playwright Douglas Carter Beane; magical Tony Award-winning costumes from the great William Ivey Long that will have you wondering 'how'd they do that?' and, lastly, an ensemble cast of terrific actor-singers that will have you cheering its inevitable happy-ever-after. And, if you're anything like me, you too will be easily swept up by its visual and musical loveliness and its endearing, sweet love story.The Broadway musical's Equity National Tour---now in its last weeks---has finally winded itself back to So. Cal., this time for a two-week stay at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through May 1, 2016 (the tour then moves on from here to its final scheduled week-long stop at San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre through May 8). (more...)

Valley Youth Theatre Extends PINKALICIOUS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Due to the pink-a-riffic popularity of Pinkalicious, The Musical with pink Princesses of all ages, Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) has extended its production to include dates through Sunday, May 8, 2016. (more...)

BWW Blog: Maty Cameron - The Great White Wyoming Way - A Day in the Life
by Guest Blogger: Maty Cameron - Apr 25, 2016

I love reading/watching the 'Day in the Life' videos on Broadway World! And now I get to do one!  (more...)

Newnan Theatre Company Presents CINDERELLA This May
by Louisa Brady - Apr 24, 2016

On May 6 and 7, Newnan Theatre Company is proud to host princes, Princesses, and Fairy Godmothers as the Newnan Theatre Company's Academy of Theatre Arts presents Disney's Cinderella. The show has all the music you remember from the classic Disney animated feature and is performed by the students of the Academy. (more...)

BWW Review: The Australian Ballet Brings Stephen Baynes' SWAN LAKE Back To The Sydney Stage To Enchant Audiences With The Tragic Romance
by Jade Kops - Apr 2, 2016

Blending traditional and new choreography, Stephen Baynes' interpretation of SWAN LAKE is beautiful and poignant. (more...)

BWW Blog: Meet Maty Cameron - The Great White Wyoming Way
by Guest Blogger: Maty Cameron - Apr 19, 2016

Welcome to Laramie, Wyoming, home of the University of Wyoming, the only four year university in the state, and also home to The Laramie Project. I promise that we aren't homophobic bigots. (Side note: two of my professors at the university were in that movie).  (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Watch Lea Salonga Perform on Tonight's CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Season Finale
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

USA Today has shared an exclusive sneak peek of the CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Season Finale, featuring a performance by Broadway's Lea Salonga. The episode airs airs tonight 8pm ET on The CW. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Premiere THE QUEEN AT 90, 5/15
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2016


This Weeks New Movies - 4/22/2016 - 4/22/2016
by BWW - Apr 17, 2016

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 4/22/2016 - 4/22/2016! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lea Salonga Concludes Run at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 15, 2016

Last night Lea Salonga concluded her current residency at Feinstein's/54 Below and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

The Rose Announces Cast of THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

The Rose Theater is proud to announce the cast of their upcoming production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, which opens June 3 and runs through June 26 (recently extended due to popular demand). The public can meet the cast at a special fundraising event, the 'Under the Sea Tea,' on May 21. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL at Valley Youth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Pink Princesses of all ages filled the seats of Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) donning tiaras and wands and dressed in their favorite color for the opening weekend of PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL. Pinkalicious is currently on stage at Valley Youth Theatre and has been extended through May 8th due to popular demand. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cast Announced for TUTS Underground's HEATHERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

TUTS Underground presents the cast of the Heathers: The Musical, which makes its Houston debut on April 28, 2016. Based on the 1989 cult classic film, this musical is a dark, delicious story of the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High - Heather, Heather and Heather. Veronica Sawyer, the only non-Heather of the clique, rejects their ruthless regime when she falls for bad boy J.D. who wants to see all the Heathers six feet under. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lea Salonga Previews Her Solo Show at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by Walter McBride - Apr 12, 2016

Fresh from her critically acclaimed performance in Allegiance on Broadway, Lea Salonga takes the stage at Feinstein's/54 Below (April 12-17) for a highly anticipated NYC cabaret return. Called 'golden-voiced' by Variety, 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...)

Casa Mañana Theatre Announces 2016-2017 Children's Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Casa Mañana's Children's Theatre Season is packed with playful fun that children of all ages will enjoy, including A Year With Frog And Toad, September 30 - October 16, 2016; a brand new holiday story Santa Claus - A New Musical, November 25 - December 23, 2016; bringing back the whimsical new version of a classic story Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale, February 3-19, 2017; an exciting, new musical Red Riding Hood, March 17 - April 2, 2017; and Disney's The Little Mermaid, April 21 - May 14, 2017, a classic family favorite. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Chicago Run of DISENCHANTED! at Broadway Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Broadway In Chicago and Starvox Entertainment have announced casting for DISENCHANTED!, the hilarious hit musical. Directed by Christopher Bond, DISENCHANTED! will play Chicago's Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) May 10 through June 5, 2016. (more...)

Lea Salonga, JOE ICONIS & FAMILY & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 11-17, Featuring Lea Salonga and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Lea Salonga at 54 Below; Christopher Timson in #TBT: A Chubby Boy's Guide to Growing Up Normal; DUETS With The Write Teacher(s) - Volume 3; Joe Iconis and Family; and The Lion King Company in The Lion Sings Tonight. (more...)

Tony-Winning Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon to Appear on 60 MINUTES, 4/3
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

The internationally acclaimed choreographer tells Lesley Stahl his story from ballet dancer to the toast of Broadway on 60 MINUTES, Sunday, April 3 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

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