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Based on the novel by Alice Walker and the Warner Brothers/Amblin Entertainment film

A teenager gives birth to two of her father's children and then is married off to a man who sought her sister. The man convinces the sisters' father to separate the two and makes sure they never communicate by intercepting letters between them. Abused and alone, the heroine struggles to find her identity and love.



BANDSTAND Announces Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The producers have just announced a rush policy for the brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker. (more...)

CTI Sets New Date for Snowed-Out 2017 Robert Whitehead Award Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Mike Isaacson will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for 'outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing' at a reception at Sardi's on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. It was initially scheduled for March 14th but was rescheduled due to snowstorm Stella. (more...)

BWW Interview: Zonya Love - From Bessie to Celie to Effie
by Natalie de la Garza - Mar 29, 2017

The much-beloved musical DREAMGIRLS, which delves into the backstage drama of fictional girl group The Dreams, is coming to the Hobby, with Zonya Love tackling the role of Effie White, this April. (more...)

BWW Preview: Peace Center 2017-18 SEASON Promises Love, Music, and Pies
by Neil Shurley - Mar 29, 2017

Love and triumph, conga and rock, romance and pies. The Peace Center's 2017-2018 Broadway season boasts an eclectic line-up of musicals, including Tony Award® winners, returning classics, and shows that may well become your new favorites. (more...)

ASU Gammage Announces 2017-18 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

ASU Gammage has announced its historic 2017-2018 Desert Schools Federal Credit Union Broadway Across America - Arizona season. The season is anchored by HAMILTON and is packed with award-winning musicals, classics and the newest hits from Broadway. (more...)

Peace Center Announces 2017-2018 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The 2017-2018 Broadway season at the Peace Center features Tony Award® winners, poignant plots, rousing music, classic love stories and celebrated blockbusters. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Month for Orpheum's 2017-18 Season, Featuring THE KING AND I, FINDING NEVERLAND and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

On Monday, April 3, season ticket packages will go on sale to the public for the Orpheum Theatre's 2017-2018 Broadway Season. The subscription series includes Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, FINDING NEVERLAND, The Color Purple, and SOMETHING ROTTEN! (more...)

The American Pops Orchestra Totally Celebrates the 80's in YOU SPIN ME 'ROUND on 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will conclude their all-star 2016-2017 season with You Spin Me 'Round: An 80's Dance Party on Friday, April 7 at 8:00 PM atThe George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium (730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC). Put on your dancing shoes and travel back in time to the era of neon, teased hair, and shoulder pads as the American Pops interpret the popular music of the 1980's. This "rad" original program combines DJ mixing, live orchestra, dancers, and hot vocalists to bring back favorite music of the 1980's in a whole new way. 80's inspired attire is encouraged. Our talented performers lead the party and will get you into the groove like it's 1989. Tickets to the show are on sale now at www.TheAmericanPops.org. (more...)

GOLDISOCKS AND HER THREE BEARS Tell Fabulous Tales of Drag Queens, Bears, and Shade, Oh My!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Has this administration got you down? Tired of folks telling you which bathroom to use? LGBTQ friends rejoice - this show lets you exercise your rights as patriots to resist, stand up, and be counted (while looking fabulous doing it)! (more...)

HAMILTON Dates Announced at Fabulous Fox Theatre, Full Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

The Fabulous Fox Theatre announces an incredible season of St. Louis premiers and classic musicals in the 2017-2018 U.S. Bank Broadway Series. The season will include the previously announced HAMILTON making its Fox Theatre debut April 3-22, 2018 for a limited three-week engagement. (more...)

VIDEO: Samantha Massell, Emily Padgett and Carrie St. Louis Sing 'C'est la Vie' by B*Witched
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Last weekend, a company of Broadway favorites gathered at Feinstein's/54 Below for '54 Sings One-Hit Wonders,' a concert celebrating those pop songs you can sing every lyric to but don't know anything else by that artist/group. Below, watch Samantha Massell (Fiddler on the Roof), Emily Padgett (Bright Star, Sweet Charity) and Carrie St. Louis (Wicked, Rock of Ages) sing 'C'est la Vie' by B*Witched! (more...)

StageArt Announces the Cast for Spring Awakening
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

StageArt is pleased to announce the cast for the Victorian professional premiere of the Broadway musical Spring Awakening, which will play at Prahran's Chapel off Chapel from May 18. (more...)

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT's Josh Page and Brother Zach Page Join Bobby Cronin for #LOVE IS LOVE at W Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Tenor Josh Page (America's Got Talent) and brother Zachary Page (August Rush) join the lineup of the previously announced #LOVE IS LOVE: Music of Bobby Cronin concert at W Times Square. (more...)

SPEECH & DEBATE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Out This Month; Pre-Order for Kristin Chenoweth Track!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Sycamore Pictures has just announced the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for SPEECH & DEBATE will be released by Broadway Records. (more...)

The Heat Is On! Meet the Full Company of MISS SAIGON, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon opens tonight, March 23rd, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), where the original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991. Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018, before launching a North American tour. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

25 Broadway Stars to Perform with Emerging Talent in BROADWAY BUDDY Cabaret at SOPAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Broadway is coming to the South Orange Performing Arts center this May! On Monday night, May 1,2017, 25 Broadway artists will light up the SOPAC stage, as they perform with aspiring Broadway artists in Vanguard Theater Company's second annual BROADWAY BUDDY Mentorship Cabaret. (more...)

DIE, MOMMIE, DIE!, Starring Drew Droege, Extends at Celebration Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Celebration Theatre and John Michael Beck are dying to tell you that their smash-hit, Ovation!-recommended, critically-acclaimed second show in its 2016-2017 season, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, Drew Droege starring in DIE, MOMMIE, DIE! by Charles Busch and directed by Ryan Bergmann is extending through Sunday, April 9 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jenna Leigh Green, Michael Campayno, Ashley Kate Adams, Kate Loprest, David De Almo And Caitlin Cooke Discuss 54 LOVES YOU: A CONCERT FOR MENTAL HEALTH
by MATTHEW BLANK - Mar 22, 2017

Matt Blank shares his experiences with suicide, depression and tragedy, and sits down with the stars of the March 26 performance of 54 LOVES YOU: A CONCERT FOR MENTAL HEALTH. The evening features the best of stage and screen… and a few teen stars of our generation you just might want to see while supporting a vitally important cause. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 22, 2017
by - Mar 22, 2017

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

Photo Flash: THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL Begins Performances this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The much anticipated, brand-new production of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical will begin performances this Thursday, March 23 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). The show is set to open on Tuesday, April 4 and run through May 6, 2017. (more...)

Hannah Cabell, John Ellison Conlee and More Set for Suzan-Lori Parks' VENUS at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre production of Venus, written by Residency One playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Obie Award-winner Lear deBessonet. (more...)

Bryan Terrell Clark, Lora Lee Gayer, Kyle Scatliffe and More to Sing Bobby Cronin Tunes at BROADWAY AT W
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

On Sunday, March 26th, award-winning composer/writer Bobby Cronin makes an exciting return to the NYC concert stage in the exquisite W NY Times Square. As part of the new 'Live In The Living Room' series, brought to you by the producers of BROADWAY AT W, Cronin's concert titled #LOVE IS LOVE will feature many of Broadway's favorite voices serenading the tunes of Cronin's catalogue. (more...)

Joe Cassidy and Constantine Maroulis to Lead Gopnik & Shire's New Musical 'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM' at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents the world premiere of The Most Beautiful Room in New York, a new musical with book and lyrics by Adam Gopnik and music by David Shire, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE LIGHTNING THIEF Cast Sips 'Frrrozen Hot Blue Chocolate' at Serendipity 3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

New York's desert destination, Serendipity 3 (225 East 60 Street) celebrated the much anticipated, brand-new production of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical which will begin performances this Thursday, March 23 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) by unveiling its new The Lightning Thief Frrrozen Hot BLUE Chocolate with the cast on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Cast Complete for 54 LOVES YOU: A CONCERT FOR MENTAL HEALTH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Michael Campayno, Will Roland plus many more in 54 Loves You: A Concert for Mental Health on Sunday, March 26th 2017 at 9:30pm. (more...)

HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET & More Will Arrive in Des Moines in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Today, Des Moines Performing Arts, Central Iowa's leading not-for-profit performing arts organization, unveils its highly anticipated 2017-2018 Season.  This announcement includes dates for Des Moines' premiere engagement of HAMILTON, which will take the Des Moines Civic Center stage during Independence Day 2018.  Adding to the excitement, DMPA announces that the traditional five-show Willis Broadway Series Season Ticket package will increase by one additional show.  (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE, THE HUMANS and More Set for Boch Center's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????The Boch Center announced today that The Color Purple, winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, THE HUMANS, winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play, the holiday classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL, and THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER, a holiday mash-up for the entire family, will anchor its upcoming 2017-18 show season at the Shubert Theatre. (more...)

ANASTASIA Original Broadway Cast Recording Coming in June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Just announced, the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical Anastasia will be released by Broadway Records.  (more...)

Playscripts Launches Broadway Licensing with Sean Cercone
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Playscripts Inc. names Sean Cercone President, and announces Broadway Licensing, a new stock and amateur licensing company dedicated to the global distribution of Broadway musicals. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/18/2017
by - Mar 18, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/18/2017. (more...)

Broadway Philadelphia Announces 2017-18 Season; HAMILTON Announced for 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and The Shubert Organization announced today the 2017/18 Broadway Philadelphia season, featuring a dazzling lineup of Tony Award-winning productions and the most recent Broadway hits. (more...)

Wendy Mae Brown, Cavin Cornwall, and More Announced for THE COLOR PURPLE in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????An all-star West End cast is announced today for a one night only concert version of The Color Purple at London's Cadogan Hall on Sunday 21 May at 6.00pm. (more...)

BWW Blog: Kellie Williams - Broadway on a Budget
by Guest Blogger: Kellie Williams - Mar 17, 2017

Broadway shows are amazing, and if I could I'd see one every day. But since I'm a student on a budget, I have to keep my eyes peeled for more cost effective ways to see theatre in NYC. Here are my tips: (more...)

BWW Blog: Jessica Vanek - Las Vegas Celebrates The Smith Center for the Performing Arts 5th Anniversary
by Guest Blogger: Jessica Vanek - Mar 16, 2017

Jess here.  One of my favorite entertainment hotspots in Las Vegas is none other than The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.  March 10, 2017 marked their 5th Anniversary, and I was lucky enough to attend their 'Celebrating Five Years of Heart' concert last week.  Hosted by Betsy Wolfe and Adam Kantor (stars of the revival of THE LAST FIVE YEARS), this extravaganza included a variety of exciting performances, allowing audience members to experience the arts in a fashion that only the Smith Center can provide.   (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY Sets Rush, Lottery Policies Before Starting Broadway Time Loop Tomorrow; Plus Album Details!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Groundhog Day, the new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus, begins Broadway performances tomorrow night, Thursday March 16, at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). Opening night is set for Monday, April 17. (more...)

Phoenix Best, Ta'Nika Gibson and Zonya Love to Star in All-New DREAMGIRLS at TUTS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars is excited to introduce the cast for its upcoming production of DREAMGIRLS. (more...)

Evan Tyrone Martin to Bring Nat King Cole Back to MPAC in 'UNFORGETTABLE'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Evan Tyrone Martin returns by popular demand with his previously sold-out concert Unforgettable: Falling In Love With Nat King Cole as part of the Artists Lounge Live concert series on Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7:30pm, at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. (more...)

SRO Theatre Company to Stage Columbus Premiere of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

SRO Theatre Company's 2016-2017 season continues with the Central Ohio premiere of the Tony Award- (Best Score and Best Orchestrations) winning musical The Bridges of Madison County. The sweeping, romantic musical was written by Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman ('night Mother) with music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade). (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Heather Headley Croon a Favorite from A CHORUS LINE
by Stage Tube - Mar 14, 2017

What does Heather Headley sing in her voice lessons? That question was answered today when the Tony and Grammy Award winner took to Facebook to share.  (more...)

Cleveland Play House to Stage BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Cleveland Play House's Outcalt Theatre will be transformed into the rent-controlled apartment of ex-cop Walter 'Pops' Washington in the bold, fresh, and unfiltered work of renowned playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Packed with irreverent humor, lightning-quick dialogue, and tremendous heart, Between Riverside and Crazy is the Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy about family, pride, and redemption. (more...)

The Bushnell Announces 2017-18 Broadway Series Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts announced today the productions that will make up its 2017-2018 Broadway Series season.  Beginning this summer, The Bushnell will bring seven exciting titles to Hartford as part of the Series, along with additional off-Series hits to round out a strong season lineup. (more...)

Photo Flash: Journey of the Blonde Demi God - THE LIGHTNING THIEF's Kristin Stokes Brightens Her Look
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical has received an amazing response from the fans of the series - but they have pointed out that the show's 'Annabeth', played by Kristin Stokes, was not a blonde. So with the help of Amy Schiappa of Fringe Salon, 'Annabeth' will have a lighter look for the show's first performance on March 23 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Scroll down for photos of Stokes at the salon! (more...)

Lovely Hoffman and Sam Yin to be Honored at SpeakEasy's 2017 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

SpeakEasy Stage Company will honor artist and educator Lovely Hoffman and Boston philanthropist Samuel Yin for their sustained and passionate support of the arts at its 2017 Spring Gala, to be held Saturday, April 8, from 6-9PM at the Hyatt Regency, Boston. (more...)

Broadway's Patrice Covington and Jesse Nager Set for LIVE IN THE LIVING ROOM at W Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

This Thursday, March 16th, 42 Seven Productions and W Hollywood will welcome Broadway vets Patrice Covington (The Color Purple) and Jesse Nager (Motown the Musical) to LA's new weekly concert series, 'Live In The Living Room,' taking place every Thursday night in The Living Room of W Hollywood. (more...)

Jesse J. Perez and Nikkole Salter to Lead MACBETH, Helmed by Liesl Tommy, at STC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) presents Macbeth, directed by Tony Award-nominee Liesl Tommy and featuring Jesse J. Perez as Macbeth and Nikkole Salter as Lady Macbeth. The show will run April 25-May 28 at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW). (more...)

2017 Robert Whitehead Awards Ceremony Postponed Due to Weather
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The 2017 Robert Whitehead Awards Ceremony originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, has been postponed due to inclement weather. A new date and time will be announced shortly. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 12, 2017
by - Mar 12, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/11/2017
by - Mar 11, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/11/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 11, 2017
by - Mar 11, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Disney's TARZAN Gets Chicago Premiere This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

To celebrate its 10th Anniversary, NightBlue Performing Arts Company opens its 2017 season with the Chicago premiere of 'Disney's TARZAN: The Broadway Musical' at Stage773, 1225 W. Belmont. (more...)

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