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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 Takes a Look at What's On at the King's and Theatre Royal this Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The King's and Theatre Royal jam-packed autumn season is already well underway with classics such as Cats and The Mousetrap earlier this with much more to come in the run up to the festive season and there's even got a glimpse as to what the new year will bring… (more...)

Anatomy of a Showtune: The Life and Times of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 24, 2016

It all starts very simple. A steady piano, a lilting flute. A young woman descending a staircase in the ballgown of every little girl's dreams, meeting her intended at the base. They beam at one another; she curtsies, he bows. As the iconic voice of Angela Lansbury enters the equation through an enchanted teapot, infusing the sequence with warmth and wisdom, the woman and her very unlikely suitor enter the ballroom. Finally having learned to ignore their differences, the two sway and twirl their way into happily ever after. (more...)

M6 Theatre's MAVIS SPARKLE to Launch UK Tour This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

The award winning M6 Theatre Company's magical new production Mavis Sparkle, for children aged 4+ and families, is set to breeze into theatres this autumn from 8 October to 5 March 2017. (more...)

Hit Series SUPERCAR SUPERBUILD Returns to Smithsonian Channel 10/30
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Smithsonian Channel is set to premiere new episodes of SUPERCAR SUPERBUILD, beginning Sunday, October 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

New Smithsonian Channel Series POLAR BEAR TOWN to Premiere 11/16
by TV News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The new Smithsonian Channel docu-series POLAR BEAR TOWN documents a season in Churchill, following this extraordinary migration of human and four-legged animals as they collide in unexpected and sometimes dangerous ways. (more...)

Race for Every Child Raises More Than $1.2M to Help Kids Grow Up Stronger
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The fourth annual Race for Every Child on Saturday attracted nearly 5,000 participants to raise awareness and support for children's health. Hosted by Children's National Health System, the event at Freedom Plaza in downtown Washington, DC included a 5K run/walk and Kids' Dash. To date, the event has raised more than $1.2 million to help fund specialized medical care, expand access to care, and find cures for childhood diseases. (more...)

BWW Review: San Francisco Ballet's Splendid CINDERELLA at Kennedy Center
by Roger Catlin - Oct 31, 2016

Before ballet stages everywhere become crowded with nutcrackers and their gala holiday accouterments, there is still time for other sturdy folk tales of enchantment set to Russian music and popular with children with which to spin off imaginative ballets. (more...)

Hit Series SUPERCAR SUPERBUILD Returns to Smithsonian Channel 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2016

Smithsonian Channel is set to premiere new episodes of SUPERCAR SUPERBUILD, beginning Sunday, October 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Seven VTech' Products Recognized with Prestigious Mom's Choice Award'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

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'Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus LIVE' at Starlight Indoors for 4 Shows Only This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Off-Broadway hit comedy Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE! will bring its lighthearted life lessons to Starlight Theatre's indoor stage for four performances only Nov. 3-5. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BROADWAY PRINCE PARTY is a Wish Come True at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Troy Frisby - Oct 28, 2016

Like a juicy apple before it's riddled with poison or an unexpected feast hosted by a talking candelabra, THE BROADWAY PRINCE PARTY couldn't have been more delicious. (more...)

Disney on Ice Skates to South Africa with THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY ON ICE! in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Disney On Ice will return to South Africa in 2017 for the sixth time with THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY ON ICE! With tickets already available, families will be able to celebrate the magic, spirit, and fun of an extraordinary lineup of Disney stories as they come to life in Johannesburg, Cape Town and, for the very first time, Durban. (more...)

Scoop: Freeform - November 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV Scoop - Oct 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on Freeform - November 2016 Programming Highlights (more...)

Disney On Ice's DARE TO DREAM Skates its Way to Boston
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream is bringing Disney's princess stories and most beloved fairytales to the ice in a sensational live production to Boston for the holiday season! This ice spectacular features scenes from Tangled, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, and The Princess and the Frog. The show will be in Boston from December 23rd to January 1st for 14 performances at Boston University's Agganis Arena. (more...)

Starvox Entertainment to Bring DISENCHANTED! to Toronto This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Starvox Entertainment has announced the hilarious hit musical, DISENCHANTED! playing at Toronto's Randolph Theatre from October 20th, 2016. (more...)

WALT DISNEY WORLD Kicks Off Autumn by Celebrating WonderFALL Experiences
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2016

The arrival of fall marks one of the best times of the year to indulge in sips, savors, songs and scares across the Walt Disney World Resort. Special events and seasonal celebrations all add up to create the 'WonderFALL' world of Disney. (more...)

Photo Flash: Adam Jacobs, Derek Klena and More Hold Court at THE BROADWAY PRINCE PARTY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

After six sold-out 'Broadway Princess Parties,' the time has come for Broadway's favorite leading men to stand in the spotlight in The Broadway Prince Party at Feinstein's/54 Below. Hosted by Aladdin's Adam Jacobs, Anastasia's Derek Klena and produced by The Broadway Princess Party's Laura Osnes and music director Benjamin Rauhala, the very first BROADWAY PRINCE PARTY was an unforgettable manly evening of heroism, bravura, and macho magic. The all-star cast sang the most beloved 'prince' songs of stage and screen.  (more...)

VTech' Earns Nine Tillywig Toy & Media Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

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Smithsonian Channel to Premiere Season 3 of MIGHTY PLANES, 11/6
by TV News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Season three of the popular Smithsonian Channel series MIGHTY PLANES soars to new heights with some of the world's most incredible aircraft. (more...)

Alley Rep Announces 2016/2017 Series: KILL THE DARLINGS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Call it celebrity culture or just old-fashioned idolatry, but when we lavish more attention on characters and avatars than flesh-and-blood human beings, something essential is lost. In KILL THE DARLINGS, Alley Repertory Theater's 2016/2017 series, three comedic plays will confront the idols of politics, mythology, and pop in hopes of rediscovering our shared humanity. (more...)

Sneak Peek - Season 2 of WE tv's GROWING UP HIP HOP, Premiering Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The princes and Princesses of the hip hop world are back for an explosive new season of WE tv's docu-series, GROWING UP HIP HOP premiering Today October 13th at 10pm ET/PT. (more...)

Nintendo News: Nintendo Download, Oct. 13, 2016: The Happiest eShop on Earth
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

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DISENCHANTED! Comes to Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 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...)

VTech' Touch & Learn Activity Desk Deluxe and Go! Go! Smart Friends' Enchanted Princess Palace Named to TTPM Most Wanted List
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

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Smithsonian Channel to Premiere Season 3 of MIGHTY PLANES, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2016

Season three of the popular Smithsonian Channel series MIGHTY PLANES soars to new heights with some of the world's most incredible aircraft. (more...)

On the Heels of the Successful Crowd-Funding Campaign for Lightseekers, TOMY Prepares for Full-Scale 2017 Launch
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

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Forces of Nature Dance Company Presents Kwanzaa Show With Les Nubians, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Forces of Nature combines elements of modern dance, West African movement, ballet, hip-hop, and even martial arts. Visually inventive and creatively brilliant, these multi-ethnic dancers and drummers perform one-of-a-kind programs that are 'sizzling ... nothing short of sensational,' says The Washington Post. (more...)

Smithsonian Kicks Off New Series THE LOST TAPES, 12/4
by TV News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

THE LOST TAPES: PEARL HARBOR, will premiere Sunday, December 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the attacks that brought the U.S. into World War II. (more...)

BWW Review: REP's 'A Little Princess' Pulls Out All The Stops
by Robert Encila - Nov 29, 2016

Repertory Philippines' (REP) 49th season culminates with a musical adaptation of A Little Princess, Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1905 children's novel. Just in time for the holidays, REP's offering comes in a mixed bag of splendor and disenchantment. (more...)

The Bushwick Starr Presents THE SOLDIER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Bushwick Starr is thrilled to present THE SOLDIER'S TALE, based on Stravinsky's timeless story of a violin, a book of riches, and a deal with the devil, brought to life by Puppet Kitchen Productions. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Know Theatre's DARKEST NIGHT AT GNARLY STUMP
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2016

On the darkest night of the year, residents of a secluded Kentucky town gather at local pub, The Gnarly Stump, to share ghost stories and songs. (more...)

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo to Return to New York City for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Beloved around the world for their brilliant artistry and unparalleled comic-timing, the astounding Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, recently nominated for three UK National Dance Awards including a Stef Stefanou Award for Outstanding Company, will be presented by The Joyce Theater (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) for its bi-annual three-week engagement, the perfect holiday treat, from December 13 - 31, 2016. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Present Feature Documentary HOCKNEY, 12/12
by TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

HOCKNEY, the definitive two-hour documentary on one of the most significant artists of our time, gets its world television premiere on Smithsonian Channel, Monday, December 12 at 8/7c. (more...)

SEARCH FOR NEW MUSICALS Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

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

BWW Review: A Lush, Beautiful BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Fulton
by Marakay Rogers - Nov 16, 2016

It's not just big, it's huge. It's colorful. It's amazingly costumed. Marc Robin brings the wonderful world of Disney into high relief at the Fulton in his BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. (more...)

SISTER'S CHRISTMAS CATECHISM Will Put the Jolly in the Holidays at Starlight Indoors
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Just in time to get Kansas Citians of all religious leanings into the holiday spirit, Starlight Indoors welcomes Sister's Christmas Catechism to its heated, indoor Cohen Community Stage House. This seasonal sendup, one of eight shows from the author of the ever-popular Late Nite Catechism theatrical series, brings merriment to Starlight for 23 performances Nov. 26-Dec. 18.  (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Premiere THE LOST TAPES: PEARL HARBOR, 12/4
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The first installment, THE LOST TAPES: PEARL HARBOR, will premiere Sunday, December 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the attacks that brought the U.S. into World War II. (more...)

Finding Dory Makes a Splash as Part of Disney On Ice Presents FOLLOW YOUR HEART
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Disney•Pixar's record-breaking animated feature Finding Dory makes a splash this January in Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart, produced by Feld Entertainment.  The action-packed adventure also brings Disney•Pixar's Inside Out to the icy stage for the first time, together with other beloved Disney characters. Tickets are on sale November 15th for Cleveland. (more...)

Puppet Kitchen's THE SOLDIER'S TALE to Play The Bushwick Starr
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Bushwick Starr will present THE SOLDIER'S TALE, based on Stravinsky's timeless story of a violin, a book of riches, and a deal with the devil, brought to life by Puppet Kitchen Productions. (more...)

BWW Blog: Arizona State University To Present BABE: AN OLYMPIAN MUSICAL
by Erin Kong - Nov 1, 2016

Arizona State University's Lyric Opera Theatre presents a reading of Babe: An Olympian Musical on November 6, composed by ASU alum Andrea Jill Higgins and librettist Carolyn Gage. (more...)

Know Theatre Presents DARKEST NIGHT AT THE GNARLY STUMP
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

This world premiere commissioned by Know Theatre pairs an original tale from the writers behind Know's Saturday the 14th (2015) and We Will Rise: Stories from the Afghan Women's Writing Project (2012 & 2014) with music and lyrics from Paul Strickland, local fringe favorite and author of The Trailer Park Trilogy (2013-2016), My Messed Upera (2016), and co-author of Andy's House of [blank] (2015). (more...)

Wounded Warrior Project Brings Veterans Together for Night of Gaming
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

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Quartet of Hosts Named for Midwinter's First Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 8, 2016

Austin Jeffrey Smith, Taylor Tracey, Jenna Pryor and Julia Nettles will share the stage as co-hosts of 2017 Midwinter's First Night, set for Sunday, January 8, 2017, at The Larry Keeton Theatre in Donelson. (more...)

BWW Review: CINDERELLA: A FAIRYTALE, Tobacco Factory
by Tim Wright - Dec 8, 2016

This show is the perfect antidote to the celebrity stuffed pantos offered up by more commercial outfits. The show demonstrates that Christmas shows don't have to be formulaic or even familiar. They can be wonderfully inventive pieces of storytelling every bit as worthy as the rest of the years programming. (more...)

LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO to Return to Vancouver This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Show One Productions presents the return of world-infamous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo on January 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...)

Arts Centre Melbourne Presents Lea Salonga in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Lea Salonga brings her sterling voice to Melbourne this year as she will appear in concert at Arts Centre Melbourne, presented by Michael Cassel Group and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Ballet's Colorful and Resplendent NASHVILLE'S NUTCRACKER
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 5, 2016

Since its debut in 2008, Nashville's Nutcracker – choreographer Paul Vasterling's holiday-scented love letter to his adopted hometown – has delighted thousands of audience members eager to experience this particularly rapturous paean to this most wonderful time of the year. Eager to set off on a journey of wonder and delight, to be swept away to a fanciful world of dashing princes and beautiful fairy Princesses brought to life vivdly by the accomplished dancers of Nashville Ballet's various companies, audiences for nine successive years now have allowed themselves to be caught up in the spectacle of the production which never fails to enthrall and to entertain. (more...)

DISENCHANTED! Coming to The Plaza Live
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

???????The Plaza Live is pleased to announce the hilarious hit musical DISENCHANTED! will play 10 performances between Tuesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 20, 2017. Individual tickets for DISENCHANTED! will go on sale Friday, December 2, 2016 at 10 a.m.  (more...)

Original 'Belle' Susan Egan Joins THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

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 return to host Broadway's most beloved leading ladies at Feinstein's/54 Below on January 29th, 2017 at 7 PM and 9:30 PM. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Premiere One-Hour Special A-BOMBS OVER NEVADA , 12/5
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The race to create bigger and better bombs led scientists to push the limits and turned a sleepy desert town into a theater of the absurd. A-BOMBS OVER NEVADA premieres Monday, December 5th at 9/8c on Smithsonian Channel. (more...)

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