Marika O'Hara



You Can Now Stay Overnight in the Castle from THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOWYou Can Stay Overnight in the ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Castle
Posted: Mar. 28, 2019

Dove Cameron on THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA: 'I'm the Biggest Fan of All Time'Cameron on LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA: 'I'm the Biggest Fan of All Time'
Posted: Dec. 12, 2018

Fran Drescher Hints That THE NANNY Could be Headed to BroadwayFran Drescher Hints That THE NANNY Could be Headed to Broadway
Posted: May. 9, 2019

Laura Benanti and Mother Linda Benanti to Perform THE STORY GOES ON at WolftrapLaura and Linda Benanti to Perform THE STORY GOES ON at Wolftrap
Posted: Feb. 22, 2019

Broadway at the Cabaret: A Star Is Born: The Concert, Bright Lights, Big City 20th Anniversary Concert & More!Broadway at the Cabaret:, A Star is Born: The Concert & More!
Posted: Feb. 3, 2019

Fran Drescher Hints That THE NANNY Could be Headed to Broadway
May 9, 2019

Fran Drescher, star of the hit TV show The Nanny, has hinted that there may be a musical or play of the series in the works. While attending the Endometriosis Foundation of America's Blossom Ball, Drescher told CNN that she and the show's co-creator Peter Marc Jacobson were working a Nanny-related project and that it was 'very big.' She confirmed that the project was no a TV reboot but plead the fifth when asked if the project was a Broadway show, laughing and saying, 'I can't say.'

VIDEOS: Ben Platt Performs Songs from SING TO ME INSTEAD at YouTube Space NY
April 25, 2019

Grammy, Tony, and Emmy Award winner Ben Platt stopped by the YouTube Space in NYC to perform songs from his debut album Sing To Me Instead and chat with Billboard journalist, Rebecca Milzoff.  Fans worldwide fell head over heels for Ben Platt during his Tony Award-winning turn in the title role of Dear Evan Hansen and on-screen in films such as the Pitch Perfect franchise. After signing with Atlantic Records in 2017, this year Platt released his debut album Sing to Me Instead. The 12-track album explores his formative influences, which range from timeless singer-songwriters such as Joni Mitchell and Carole King to legendary crooners like Donny Hathaway, Ray Charles, and Stevie Wonder, and chronicles the highs and lows of a transformative relationship.

BWW Interview: Thaddeus Phillips Explores 17 BORDER CROSSINGS in New Show at NYTW
April 18, 2019

With a chair, table, and bar of lights, visionary theatre maker Thaddeus Phillips magically conjures a rusty Croatian ferry, perilous international flights, obscure Amazonian ports, the twin cities of El Paso and Juarez, deportations, strip searches, illegal crossings, arbitrary passports and curious customs. Based on Phillips' actual adventures, 17 Border Crossings is a harrowing, comical, visually surreal and engrossing look at the imaginary lines that divide up the world and the very real barriers they create. 17 Border Crossings makes its Off-Broadway premiere at New York Theatre Workshop after sold out runs on four continents. The show is directed by Phillips' wife, Tatiana Mallarino (¡El Conquistador!).

BWW Flashback: The Political Career of KING LEAR's Glenda Jackson
April 4, 2019

Glenda Jackson has two Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, and took him last year's Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Play. The stage and screen favorite is now taking on the title role in William Shakespeare's King Lear, opening on Broadway tonight at the Cort Theater, but did you know that she also had a career in politics?  Take a look back at her political career through the clips below.

VIDEO: Watch FALSETTOS Tour Star Nick Adams Sing Through His Resume!
March 28, 2019

Nick Adams, star of the National Tour of Falsettos, was put on the spot when he was asked to sing his theatre resume on ABC7. Adams is currently playing the role of Whizzer in the National Tour of the 2016 revival of Falsettos, which recently began performances at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre.

You Can Now Stay Overnight in the Castle from THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
March 28, 2019

The castle that served as the home of Dr. Frank-N-Furter when the movie was made in 1975 is actually called Oakley Court and has since been converted into a luxury hotel. While the hotel has over one hundred rooms, only the nine 'mansion suites' were part of the castle's original structure and present when The Rocky Horror Picture Show was filmed. Despite the renovations that have occurred over the past 44 years, many of the movie's most iconic locations are still recognizable, including the entryway the Brad and Janet stood in front of, the large staircase, and the room where crazy dinner scene occurred.

BWW Interview: Nassim Soleimanpour Explores Language and Friendship With a New Actor Each Night in NASSIM
March 6, 2019

Nassim Soleimanpour is an Iranian playwright whose new play NASSIM is currently being presented by Barrow Street Theatricals at New York City Center Stage II. NASSIM has previously played to sold-out audiences across the globe and features a unique set-up of a new guest actor at each performance who has not read or rehearsed the play. Soleimanpour previously explored this concept in his play WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT, which ran Off-Broadway for nine months in 2016. So far in its run, NASSIM has been performed by guest actors such as Michael Urie, Tatiana Maslany, Beth Malone, Ethan Slater, Kate Walsh and many more. Nassim Soleimanpour talked to BroadwayWorld about working with these amazing guest artists, how NASSIM differs from WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT, and the difficult process that almost didn't allowed him to be in the country for the play's American premiere.

Laura Benanti and Mother Linda Benanti to Perform THE STORY GOES ON at Wolftrap
February 22, 2019

Tony-winner Laura Benanti will share the stage with her mother, former Broadway star Linda Benanti, in a concert titled The Story Goes On. The concerts will take on March 9 at 3 PM and 8 PM at the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Vienna, Virginia. The show will take audience members on 'a musical journey through the special relationship between a mother and daughter.' Tickets can be purchased at

BWW Album Review: John Owen-Jones Shines On With New Solo Album, SPOTLIGHT
February 20, 2019

John Owen-Jones is best known for two distinctive roles - Jean Valjean in Les Miserables and The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera. He had played Jean Valjean on the West End, Broadway, and in the 25th Anniversary International Tour productions of Les Mis, becoming the youngest actor to play the role when he first took it on at age 26. Owen-Jones was also at one the time the longest running Phantom in the London production of the show, but his record has since been passed. Despite having playing these two definitive roles, John Owen-Jones has an incredible range as an actor and a singer, something that he showcases on his new album, Spotlight.

BWW Interview: Yehuda Hyman Dives Head First Into His Mother's History in THE MAR VISTA
February 19, 2019

Yehuda Hyman is a Brooklyn-based choreographer and playwright who's new play, The Mar Vista: In Search of My Mother's Love Life will be running at the Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center from March 5 through March 23, 2019. Yehuda Hyman spoke to BroadwayWorld about the process of developing the show over the last several years and the unique stories it portrays.

Broadway at the Cabaret: A Star Is Born: The Concert, Bright Lights, Big City 20th Anniversary Concert & More!
February 3, 2019

What good is sitting alone in your room this week? If you don't already have plans to see a Broadway show, come out to see your favorite Broadway stars in a cabaret act instead. Highlights this week include: Bright Lights, Big City 20th Anniversary Concert featuring Christy Altomare and Matt Doyle, A Star is Born: The Concert, Charles Busch and more!

BWW Album Review: BULLDOZER: THE BALLAD OF ROBERT MOSES Tells a Tame Story of a Polarizing Figure
February 1, 2019

When a musical is titled 'Bulldozer,' listeners might expect its score to contain a blaze of sound, a rush of electric guitars, and a furious pounding of drums. The original cast recording of the Off-Broadway musical Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses, however, reveals its score to be a fairly tame collection of pop-rock songs.

BWW Interview: Molly Gordon Goes Down the Rabbit Hole In ALICE BY HEART
January 31, 2019

MCC Theater's production of the New York premiere of Alice By Heart, the new musical from Spring Awakening creators Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, begins previews on January 30th. The show is directed and co-written by Jessie Nelson, who penned the book for Waitress and will be the first show in the Newman Mills Theater, which is part of the new Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space. Alice by Heart stars Molly Gordon as Alice Spencer, a teenager forced to take shelter in an underground tube station during the London Blitz of World War II.

Photo Flash: THE OTHER JOSH COHEN Celebrates 100 Performances
January 24, 2019

The critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway musical comedy The Other Josh Cohen celebrated its 100th performance on Wednesday. The show is playing The Westside Theatre and recently extended its run, which was originally a nine-week limited engagement, until April 29. 

Dragonfly Studio & Productions Presents A DREAM IS A WISH Cabaret
January 15, 2019

A DREAM IS A WISH! is the first installment of the new cabaret series entitled: CELEBRATE? DON'T MIND IF I DO! being produced by Dragonfly Studio & Productions located in Downtown Ocoee, FL. The Dragonfly production team is presenting a unique and innovative monthly series based on obscure or seldom celebrated holidays. The evening will be filled with hilarious yet poignant anecdotes surrounded by some of your favorite musical theater tunes!

Festival Ballet Providence Presents MIRRORS - An Evening of Captivating Contemporary Dance
January 15, 2019

Festival Ballet Providence (FBP) is thrilled to present an evening of three striking contemporary ballets at The VETS, February 15-17, 2019. The impressive program includes the return of Viktor Plotnikov's gripping dance-drama Coma, the Rhode Island premiere of George Balanchine's sumptuous Serenade, and Yury Yanowsky's apocalyptic Smoke & Mirrors, also a Company premiere.Showcasing the versatility of the FBP dancers, this riveting program reflects something for everyone.

Samin Nosrat, Star of Netflix's SALT, FAT, ACID, HEAT, Speaks in Seattle in March
January 15, 2019

On Sunday March 10 at 7:30 pm, chef, writer and Netflix star Samin Nosrat makes her first public appearance in Seattle at Benaroya Hall. Seattle Times food writer Bethany Jean Clement joins her on stage to learn how Samin uses the simple, universal philosophy of Salt, Fat, Acid and Heat.

POD SAVE AMERICA LIVE ON STAGE Comes to the Eccles Theater on July 18th
January 15, 2019

Pod Save America is hitting the road again to have live, no-nonsense conversations about politics, the press, and the nightmare that is the Trump presidency. The tour is called Pod Tours America because they think that's clever. Public on-sale is Friday, January 18th at 10am. Ticket will be available online at, calling 801-355-2787 or visiting the Eccles Theater Box Office (Mon-Fri 10am-6pm & Sat 10am-2pm). The George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater is located at 131 Main Street in Salt Lake City.

Wayne State University Presents The Louise Heck-Rabi Dramatic Playwriting One-Act Festival
January 15, 2019

The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance, part of the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts at Wayne State University, and the Department of English, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, present the 2019 Louis Heck-Rabi Dramatic Playwriting One-Act Festival from February 1-3.

Boston Court Pasadena Announces 2019 Winter Music Series
January 15, 2019

Boston Court Pasadena presents the 2019 Winter Music Series featuring acclaimed artists from a variety of genres: classical, world, opera, experimental, jazz and some that defy categorization, curated by Artistic Director for Music, Mark Saltzman. The winter season will feature 17 concerts by renowned musicians from across Los Angeles and the globe.